There was a good turn-out of 27 matchmen for Kinloch AC's match on Rolf's last Sunday, and they were not disappointed as plenty of fish were caught.

After the heavy rain, the lake was well up, but that didn't stop Fred Harrison putting 136.14.0 of carp on the scales to take the honours.

He fished pole and alternated between sweetcorn and maggot.

To keep the carp feeding, Dean Bowerman sprayed maggots across his swim and used them on the hook to finish second with 119.6.0.

Only a fish behind, Phil Weston had to settle for third place with 115.14.0, alternating between maggot and sweetcorn.

Having qualified for the 2008 Garbolino Club Angler of the Year final, Andy Benwell warmed up with an emphatic win in the Masons AC match fished at Frobury Farm.

Using paste over pellet at eight metres and in the margins, he caught mainly carp for a winning weight of 119.8.0.

Gary Pether used the same tactics and was second with 74.10.0, while Andy Wiffin took third place with 48.8.0 of carp on sweetcorn and caster fished in the margins.

North Oxford AS were on the Oxford Canal at King's Bridge and the 11 anglers fished in glorious sunshine, while amazingly, there were only three boats all day.

Sat on the end peg on the rushes, Monty Finnemore (Predator) started his 2008 campaign in style with a winning 3.15.0. He used 4lb line to a size 12 hook with a single maggot to land a decent perch, plus roach.

Down on the milestone, Roger Bateman used chopped worm and had a decent skimmer, plus some bits, for a second-placed 3.1.0, followed by Henry Clarke with 2.14.8 of bits on pinkie.

The Churts Memorial match was fished at the Club Lake, part of the Orchid Lakes complex, near Dorchester where 28 competitors raised £300 for disabled anglers.

Marsh Pratley provided the venue free and it an all-day 'do' with breakfast in the morning followed by a barbecue in the afternoon.

The winner of the match was Chris Webb with 23.12.0, followed by Warren Cave with 20.0.0, and Tony Leach with 17.8.0.


Oakfield: (Wednesday, Swallow, 16 fished) 1 S Johnson (Maggots End) 96.12.8, 2 M Wright (Coca-Cola) 82.8.0, 3 K Ashby (Fox Match GOT) 46.0.0.

Oakfield: (Saturday, Brook, 21 fished) 1 M Smith (Fox Match GOT) 52.9.0, 2 J Price (Red Lion) 48.7.0, 3 B Hutchings (Littlemore) 38.0.8.

Panshill: (Saturday, Pans Lake, 16 fished) 1 S Johnson (Maggots End) 105.15.0, 2 B Eddy (Panshill) 80.2.0, 3 N Grant 73.8.0.

Panshill: (Sunday, Pans Lake, 18 fished) 1 B Eddy (Panshill) 143.7.0, 2 I Adamberry (Panshill) 138.9.0, 3 A Foulkes (Panshill) 105.9.0.