Asfordby and Melton anglers: Peg nine proves the magic number

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It was deja vu for Paul Clifton as last Thursday’s evening match at the Asfordby and Melton Society of Anglers’ club lake.

Paul drew the same peg he had won from the previous week and repeated the result. Peg nine was the lucky number as he fished the pole tight to the island for a weight of 29lb 2oz.

Steve Fletcher was second with a net of carp for 20lb 12oz from peg 12, and Rod Hubberd took third place from 20 with 16lb 4oz.

* The proposed away venue was not available for Sunday’s match which was transferred to the club lake.

Peg nine is the current hotspot and provided the winner once again.

The fortunate angler this time was Rod Hubberd who fished maggot into the open water for an 18lb net of carp.

Paul Clifton was second from peg 12 with another carp weight of 15lb 12oz, but the battle for third and fourth was close with Bruce, on peg three, taking 9lb 9oz to edge out Colin Way (peg four) by just 4oz.

* Paul Clifton’s earlier win from peg nine came at the end of June when he used pellet on the pole over to the island to land a net of 18lb 2oz, which was predominantly carp.

Mike Smith took second, from peg seven, using both pole and feeder for a mixed bag weighing 10lb, with Steve Fletcher taking third spot with a 8lb 12oz net, mainly of roach, taken from peg 18.