Targeting silver fish early on helped Gary Rimmer return to winning ways in the latest Newmarket Angling Club open match at Jeagor Farm Fishery.
Having been up near the head of the weights in recent matches, Rimmer took his position at the top of the standings on Saturday with a 60lb 8oz bag at the Holywell Row venue.
Although Rimmer’s net was dominated by carp, between 15lb and 16lb was made up of silver fish caught during the early stages of the match.
Securing second with 55lb 60z was Geoff Arnold, while John Millard finished third with 53lb 13oz.
It has been announced that Newmarket-based tackle shop Hooked will sponsor the club’s up-and-coming four-match series to decide who will represent them in next year’s Garbolino Club Angler of the Year competition.
Two of the matches, including the first one on Saturday, November 15, will take place at Pidley Lakes, with the other two being held at Headfen Fishery.
Following the conclusion of the series the top two point scoring anglers will go on to represent the club in the regional qualifying round of the national competition.
n Fishing close to the margins and surrounding lilypad proved to be a match-winning tactic for Stuart Harrison at Jeagor Farm Fishery on Sunday.
Using pellets and red maggot, Harrison — fishing from peg eight — finished at the head of the weights with 42lb 10oz.
Just over a pound behind in second was Fred Schultheiss with 4lb 9oz, with Rob Coleman in third with 38lb 3oz.
n Fred Challice took another win on the Isleham stretch of the River Lark on Sunday in the latest Mildenhall Angling Club match.
Challice finished out in front with 7lb 10oz, with Mick Hampshire filling the runner-up spot with 7lb 2oz. Peter Bowers rounded out the top three with 6lb 14oz.
n Trevor Hagger enjoyed a solid session at Blackdyke Trout Fishery, catching and releasing nine trout.