SWINDON matchman Mick Lane took the honours in last of this year’s Carp League series fish-ed by 15 at Ridgeway, which fished better than expected because of the change in the weather.

Using a pole at 16 metres and banded pellet, he triumphed with 127.4.0 of carp.

Series winner and organiser Andy Benwell (Predator) was runner-up with 121.8.0, comprising 24 carp from down the edge on maggot.

Phil Powell (Swindon) started on method-feeder and then fishing the margins with maggot for a third-placed 120.12.0.

Final points: A Benwell 12, P Powell 23, M Lane 24, B Morgan 25.5.

Anyone wanting to take part in next year’s Carp League should contact Andy on 07834 950790.

Beehive AC had a busy day at Milton Pools with three finals up for grabs and the start of their Winter League.

Kevin Jeacock targeted the margins with pellet to top the 17-man field with 91.8.0 of carp and skimmers and also secured the Super League and UEFA Cup.

Second-placed Steve Dingle also fished the margins with hemp and corn for 69.12.0 of carp, and Bob Alder was third with 52.6.0 on pole and paste.

Winner of the FA Cup was Chris Dingle.

Five Oxford Bus AC members went over to Fritwell, where Anthony Tompkins won with a net of common and mirror carp and a few roach and perch on pole and paste for 43.8.0.

Second place went to Clive Hardiman, with another good bag of mirrors and commons for 21.15.0, also using the pole in the margins with paste.

Barry Tompkins took third place with a netful of perch and carp for 12.3.0 on the pole some six lengths out.

With the Thames gin-clear, it was going to be tough in Kidlington’s La Patisserie Cup, fished by 13 at Medley on the Port Meadow side.

The two top weights came from just below Godstow Weir in the pool, Pete Clarke finishing top with 19.3.0 of skimmers. He used groundbait feeder with worm and red maggot.

Doug Foreshew was also pegged in the weir and weighed in a second-placed 10.5.0, which included two chub, the best going 5.10.0, plus some bits on maggot-feeder.

Jason Bean did enough with 8.3.8 for third place, also with a couple of chub, the biggest weighing 4.8.0, plus a few silver fish caught on worm and chopped worm feeder.

Points after 9 matches: J Bean 71, D Foreshew 60, S Heath 46, P Jackman 34.

There was a good turn-out of 16 for Kinloch AC’s match at Buscot Park.

Fred Harrison came out on top with 10.2.0, alternating between maggot and worm to catch skimmers and a carp.

Len Alder had to settle for second with 9.8.0 – a carp of 9.5.0 and a 3oz roach on pole and maggot.

Also using maggot, Bob Kearsey caught a carp and skimmers for 9.2.0.

Chris Webb won his sixth match in a row as he took the latest Masons fixture on the Thames at Folly, fished by 13.

Webb used pole and maggot for a net of roach and perch worth 9.1.0.

Fishing a stick float with maggot, Jan Stankowski took second spot with 7.3.0 of perch up to 2lb, plus roach and bits.

Alan Smith was third with 6.12.0 of perch and roach on waggler and maggot.

The Thames at Benson was the venue for the latest Berks/Oxon Bentley Trophy organised by Benson and fished by 18 matchmen from Jolly Anglers, Benson and Dorchester.

Phil Ansell was the winner with 8.15.0 of roach and perch on pole and maggot.

Bill Davis weighed in 4.15.0 on maggot-feeder, and third with 4.8.0 was Ray Dandridge.

Bentley Trophy: Jolly Anglers 21.0.0, Dorchester 19.0.0.

Sutton Courtenay fished their Coronation Cup on the Lower Moors and the 12 matchmen all had to work hard for their fish.

Bob Gosbee took top spot with 8.5.0 of roach on pole and caster, followed by Gary Stafford with 6.6.0 of roach and bleak on waggler with tares.

Graham Boyes was third with 4.11.0 of roach.