The Angling Trust Stillwater Champs is underway and the first round at Boddington on Sunday saw a cold wind push the fish well out into the reservoir, making fishing difficult.
There were a couple of good weights though – in fact the top three all came from the natural bank pegs 90-99 – and topping the field was David Howard, who fished Method feeder for 11 carp to 7kg in weight and a total of 62.220kg.
Second spot went to Telford’s Brian Ashley with 51.720 with Swann Baits’ Carl Barnfield third on 48.2kg.
The next qualifier takes place at Earlswood Lake in Solihull on June 8th.
Section A Section winner- Peg 52 Alan Walton (Lanes Baits) 13.660 kg
2nd- Peg 51 Glen Mason (Lee Carver) 11.760 kg
Section B Section winner – Peg 66 John Divine (Leigh Tackle & bait) 18.300 kg.
2nd – Peg 61 James Hipkiss (Ridgemere) 12.500 kg
Section C Section winner – Peg 74 Glen Greasley (Guru) 24.500 kg
2nd- Peg 73 Nathan Watson (Louth) 15.960 kg
Section D Section winner- Peg 82 Chris Hill (Erdington) 30.350 kg.
2nd- Peg 80 Graham Dashwood (Norwich) 11.270kg
Section E Section winner – Peg 97 Dave Howard (Leigh Angling) 65.220 kg
2nd – Peg 99 Brian Ashley (Telford) 51.720 kg
Pic: The five section winners from the