Asfordby and Melton angling: Mike wins opening summer evening match

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The first of the Asfordby and Melton Society of Anglers’ summer evening matches was held last Thursday on the club lake.

Mike Smith won with a 21lb 8oz net of carp, caught on maggot from peg eight. Runner-up Danny Tarret, on peg 22, also caught carp for 12lb 4oz, and there was a three-way tie for third with Steve Fletcher (peg 20), Paul Turner (peg one) and Steve Cuthbert (peg 17) all weighing in with 11lb.

There will be an evening match every Thursday until August 4, draw at 5.30pm.

* Heavy overnight rain had caused an influx of cold water into the club lake and made the fishing difficult for Sunday’s match.

Paul Clifton needed only 8lb 8oz to win, fishing the feeder on peg 15, from Paul Turner who took 7lb 12oz on the pole from 22.

Mick West was third on 20, weighing 7lb 2oz, also on the pole, and Steve Cuthbert was fourth with 6lb from peg three.

The next match is on Sunday, June 28, draw 8am.