THE new Low Hills Angling Club chairman, Franek Staniuszko was joined by John Fisher for the trip down the A1 to fish the 92 peg on Alders Lake against the local experts at the Sessay Open.
The chairman showed most of the anglers the way home as he recorded a fine net, pole fishing with maggot at 11m, to hammer out 35lb of Ide which brought him a second-place finish.
Fisher had a dry net with around an hour of the match remaining, but feeding 10 maggots every two minutes switched the fish on, and he finished up putting 25lb 2ozs into the net to claim a very creditable fourth place.
Peter Strickson was a deserved winner of the Low Hills Invitation-only match at Sessay Lakes.
The popular builder, without a win for four years, constructed a fine net, pole-fishing maggot at the 9m range to produce 17 Ide for his win.
He even had the confidence to leave his peg for 40 minutes and visit the site cafe for a Sunday roast dinner, and still took the honours!
Colin Wood finished second, pole-fishing pellet at 18m into a vacant peg which brought him carp up to 5lbs.
Staniuszko was again in the money, fishing caster at 12m for a mostly ide-based catch which sealed him third spot.
From June onwards, these lakes fish very well, not only yielding carp, but also barbel, ide, tench and chub.
There are always pegs for pleasure anglers, even at weekends.
1st Peter Strickson 26lbs 3ozs, 2 Colin Wood 25lbs 3ozs; 3 Franek Staniuszjo 17lbs 6ozs.
Section winners: Simon Raper 11lbs 13ozs; Keith Henigan 16lbs 15ozs.