TWENTY-TWO matchmen travelled over to Ridgeway to fish the latest Carp League 2011 match and it was the white lane which produced the first five top weights, while the blue lane was a real struggle, writes ANDY WEBBER.

What are lanes? I was told that the lakes are split down the middle with islands, so forming lanes.

Using a method feeder with a boilie on the hook, Derek Hammond weighed in a net of carp going 169.0.0 to take the honours.

Ivan Graham (J&K Tackle) was second with 125.0.0. He caught a few carp on pellet from the island and then came in down the edge with maggot.

Mick Lane caught 117.8.0 of carp on long pole with hard pellet for third.

Masons’ match was fished by 14 on a very low Stable Lake, which nevertheless produced another match record for Gary Pether, who weighed in 154.6.0 of carp. He even lost 15 fish!

The old match record was 141.4.0 set by Steve Malone two weeks ago.

Pether was on peg seven and because the water level was so low, he was able to fish the pole at ten metres over to the island, using meat.

Jim Ryan was runner-up with 44.2.0 of carp on pole and pellet, and third with 28.8.0 was Dave Pether, who fished pole, meat and pellet.

Eleven members of North Oxford turned out for their club match fished on the Oxford Canal at King’s Bridge.

Seven of them drew the rushes and four went down to the boats. The first three places came from the boats.

Terry Whittington fished red maggot over groundbait to triumph with 4.12.0 of silver fish, plus a few small perch.