Excellent weights were produced at Sunday’s open match as Lakeview Fishery opened the canal and serpent pools after maintenance and stocking.
Chris Neal caught an excellent mix of fish to produce a weight of 84lb 5oz off canal peg 27 to top a 28-strong field.
He caught mostly on pellet and maggot, with a few caught on bread. Chris was followed closely by Ken Daws with 83lb 10oz from peg seven on the canal. He took a good mix of carp, F1s and a few larger fish to make up his weight which was also caught on pellet and maggot.
Andy Searle produced the top weight on the serpent with 75lb 1oz from peg 21 for overall fourth place.
Results: 1 Chris Neal (Rutlander) 84lb 5oz (canal 27), 2 Ken Daws (Sensas) 83lb 10oz (canal 7), 3 Danny Higgins (Woodhouse AC) 77lb 14oz (canal 25), 4 Andy Searle (Middy) 75lb 1oz (serpent 21), 5 Steve Haywood (Middy) 70lb 13oz (canal 23), 6 Mick Beckhurst (LV Select) 68lb 1oz (canal 15), 7 Kev Kania (LV Select) 65lb 10oz (serpent 18), 8 Carl Hitchcock 63lb 8oz (canal 11), 9 Jason Sahall (LV Select) 62lb 2oz (canal 9), 10 Bob Greenbury (Sensas) 54lb 1oz (canal 21).