The fish seemed reluctant to feed, making for a hard but close contest at Asfordby and Melton Society of Anglers’ latest match.
Derek Jones, on peg 10, managed to tempt two of the club lake’s better carp, fishing down the margins to weigh in with 8lb 2oz.
Close behind in second was Gary Seymour with 8lb of small carp, taken on maggot, from peg 16.
Steve Fletcher had a mixed net on the pole for 6lb 12oz from peg 12, and Colin Way was fourth on eight with 5lb 10oz, just edging out Jenny Smith who caught 5lb 6oz on the feeder from 25.
The society’s next match is May 24 on the club lake.