Finney sets new record with 184lb haul of carp

Fishing the controversial floating bait, Colin Finney filled three keep nets of quality carp amassing 184lb 13oz.
Fishing the controversial floating bait, Colin Finney filled three keep nets of quality carp amassing 184lb 13oz.

ryston Angling Club members visited Swanlands Lake, Thorne, on Sunday to contest the muck-a-chuck memorial shield kindly donated by the family of Terry Beckett.

The match started slow for most of the 19 strong turn out but picked up quickly as the day went on to produce some of the best catches of the season so far including a new match record for the club set by the winner Colin Finney from peg 30.

Fishing the controversial floating bait, Colin filled three keep nets of quality carp amassing 184lb 13oz.

His catch also won the muck-a chuck shield and top place in the club’s largest catch of the season.

Daz Finney, Colin’s cousin, also had a bumper catch fishing from the same peg he won the match on a previous visit.

He also fished floating baits from prolific peg eight and landed 123 lb 15oz to take second place.

Steve Birch, fishing from peg 26, put 118lb 12oz on the scales for third spot.

L Roberts and S Lupton took the section wins with 78lb 13oz and 72lb 8oz respectively. L Sidney won the silver peg draw.

Meanwhile, the regular Saturday open at Pollington’s was again won by Adam Waites of Goole.

He landed 113lb 15oz on pellet from peg 27.

In second place with 93lb 13oz was Tony Foster of Ossett.

Barry Smith of Hull was third with 58lb 7oz and Garry Henderson of Pontefract fourth with 57lb 7oz.