Ron Cuthbert made the trip up to Lincolnshire a winning one at the weekend after tasting victory on the open match scene.
The Newmarket Angling Club member headed north to contest a match at Westwood Lakes near Boston on Sunday.
Fishing close in on pellets and castors Cuthbert took top spot with a 27lb net of carp.
n Closer to home, Newmarket Angling Club members filled the top two spots in the second round of the Headfen Fishery Winter League on Trev’s Lake.
Matt Ayers finished out in front with 66lb.
Taking second spot behind Ayers was clubmate Mark Cross with 48lb 8oz, while back in third was Steve Jackson with 34lb 12oz.
n Over at Blackdyke Trout Fishery, apps blood worms and yellow blobs fished on floating lines with a slow retrieve have been the best ways of catching fish over the past week.
Anglers are reminded the first round of the Airflo World Bank Masters takes place at the fishery on Sunday, February 15.
For details, contact Paul Speed on 07525730447.