A very cold and frosty start once again awaited anglers at Lakeview for Sunday’s open match.
Night-time temperature fell to -2 which caused ice on the lakes even with the aerators left running over night.
Andy Searle, on reef peg six, topped the 20-strong field with an outstanding weight of 77lb 6oz. Andy caught a good selection of fish up to 6lb, mainly F1s, carp, and skimmers, mainly on bread and maggot.
Steve Haywood was second, also on the reef pool, with 50lb 13oz off peg 14, catching on bread and pellet.
Results: 1 Andy Searle (Middy) 77lb 8oz (reef 6), 2 Steve Haywood (Middy) 50lb 13oz (reef 14), 3 Brian Orme (LV Select) 23lb 12oz (marina 20), 4 Roger Parnell (LV Select) 21lb 12oz (reef 1), 5 Jason Sahall (LV Select) 18lb 12oz (marina 23), 6 Steve Beckhurst (LV Select) 11lb 12oz (marina 14), 7 Bob Dyer (Maver) 8lb 5oz (marina 1), 8 Darren Bamford (LV Select) 7lb 5oz (reef 25), 9 Steve Kinch 7lb 5oz (marina 3).