Midlands Top stories and catches
Four adjoining pegs produce the top weights
THE wind had been hacking down towards the club house, and that meant that anyone drawing on the high numbered pegs would be in with a huge chance of winning this Barston Lakes qualifier.
That theory proved to be spot-on as four pegs in a row produced the top weights.
Decoy Lakes manager John Smalley capitalised on drawing peg 122 and used the pellet waggler to land carp to 14lb for a 107-3-0 total.
Lee Kendrick was on peg 121 and matched his rival fish for fish throughout the contest.
But eventually he came up just short with 100-4-0.
He worked with both the waggler and the bomb to land carp well into double figures and some big F1s. Result: 1 J Smalley, Decoy, 107-3-0; 2 L Kendrick, Meatbashers, 100-4-0; 3 S Wildsmith, Drennan Barnsley, 89-0-0; 4 P Cooke, Millpool AC, 70-0-0; 5 L Wainwright, Plop Ruddrop, 65-8-0.