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Angler Ward's a winner

PUBLISHED: 16:43 13 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:11 12 July 2010

PAUL Ward kicked off an exciting week for Diss Angling Club with a comfortable win from peg two at Eye Ponds old side on Tuesday, August 4.

With a steady run of fish finding the net Ward finished the day with 15lb 3.

PAUL Ward kicked off an exciting week for Diss Angling Club with a comfortable win from peg two at Eye Ponds old side on Tuesday, August 4.

With a steady run of fish finding the net Ward finished the day with 15lb 3.

Second place went the way of Billy Crisp when he weighed in 12lb 2.5 and third went to Duggie Burrows with 10lb and half an ounce.

The weekend's first outing match was fished at Besthorpe Farm Shop Fisheries on Saturday, August 8.

For the second year running Bill Davies took first place at this exciting fishery.

The match was spread over two canals and Davies drew an end peg and set out his stall baiting up three areas where he planned on attracting the fish.

It was his main feed line which did the damage, when he caught off the top with floaters. A quick look down the edge rested the floater line and gave the fish the confidence needed to put together a good weight.

With a slight change of baiting in the last hour of the match Davies was getting fish at a fast pace and ended the day with 82lb 2 of carp up to 4lb.

Second on the day went to Andrew Mears who, like Davies, fished floaters from his end peg and managed to keep the fish coming all day and ended with 47lb 15. Third on the day went to Karl Hales with 37lb 9 - all caught on wonder paste.

Risky Legget stole the show at the second outing of the weekend at Hinderclay on Sunday, August 9.

Fishing in the shallows on the new lake Legget used the pole and method to great success and finished the match with 57lb 15. Jimmy Ellis took second place but must have thought he was out of it going into the last hour of the match, but four fish caught in that last hour turned things round for Ellis and he finished with 27lb 3. Third went to Andrew Mears with 23lb 11.

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