Mansell top rod in open match

Pete Mansell won Saturday's open match.
Pete Mansell won Saturday's open match.
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Anglers had to contend with rain and hailstorms at Saturday’s regular open on Hawk Pond at Pollington’s Viking Fishery.

Pete Mansell braved the elements to win with 76lb 13oz on maggot and soft pellets from peg nine.

Second place with 28lb 9oz was Pontefract’s Gary Henderson while Brad Smith, also of Pontefract, was third with 21lb 11oz.

Ryan Laycock of Womersley fourth with 19lb 8oz.

This Saturday’s match is again on Hawk pond. To book a place, ring 01405-860764.

Also on Saturday, Howden angler Joe Bulliment won the Bowmans AC Deer pond match with 45lb 14oz from peg 24. Using 4mm pellets, he caught most fish three-quarters of the way across, or under the bushes on this corner peg.

Loz Fenwick was second with 35lb 10oz, and Tom Wilson third with 33lb 4oz.

On Sunday, Fryston AC ‘s match on Deer pond was won by Steve Birch with 65lb 5oz.

Steve Varley was second with 62lb and Lindon Roberts third with 52lb 4oz.

Barnsley Central AC’s match on Fox pond was won by Ian Green with 48lb 1oz.

D Thompson was second with 40lb and W Ibbotson third with 33lb.

Scott Dodsworth won the Rodley Barge AC match on Hawk pond with 26lb.