Comfortable for Challice

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Fred Challice was the comfortable winner of Mildenhall Angling Club’s match held on the Isleham stretch of the River Lark on Sunday.

Using maggot and caster, Challice secured top spot with 12lb 2oz of roach.

Runner-up Peter Bowers missed out on reaching double figures by just six ounces, finishing on 9lb 10oz, with Lakenheath-based angler Ernie Surry (6lb 2oz) third.

n Geoff Arnold (80lb 8oz) topped the weights at the latest Hooked Newmarket Angling Club open match on Magpie Lake, Rook Fishery, Pidley.

Arnold took a mixed bag for the win and was followed by clubmates Ron Cuthbert (69lb 0oz) and Mark Cross (58lb 12oz).

There are a few places left for the open match on Snake Lake, Head Fen Fishery, on Sunday — contact Gary Rimmer on 07792 005385.