Predator’s Spring Carp League started last Sunday at Dog Lane, Napton, and the 16 anglers enjoyed the sunshine.

The hard frosts two days before pushed some fish into the deeper water around the island, but they still fed well.

Fishing the long pole with pellet and keeping two lines going, Scott Miller (Predator) finished top with 101.12.0 of carp. He also lost a big fish at the net which cost him the venue match bag record which stands at 110.0.0.

Gerald Foley fished the bomb with pellet tight against the island and then switched to pole down the edge, accounting for a 62.0.0 net of carp.

In third was young Harry Oliver, fishing his first match in the Predator League. He weighed in 32.10.0 of carp caught on long pole and pellet.

Kinloch AC fished their first match of the season at Ridgeway, and again the 26 matchmen found plenty of fish.

Paul Woodley won it with a net of carp and silver fish weighing 43.2.0, using a pole with waggler and red maggot.

Les Tibbetts was second with 30.0.0 of mainly carp.

Paul Passmore was third with 24.7.0 of carp on sweetcorn fished over micro pellets.

The North Oxford match on the Oxford Canal at Wolvercote saw a good turn-out of 14.

Andy Crisp caught three big perch for a winning 5.5.0, using a whip with no elastic and lobworm on the hook.

Ted Cumming was second with 3.8.0, one decent perch, plus some smaller samples.

Switching between red maggot and chopped worm, Maurice Winstone was third with 3.3.0 of perch.