TEENAGER Sam Gaydon marked his first appearance at Alvechurch Fisheries with victory in the Saturday Open in which 25 fished on the Horseshoe and Canal Lake.
Fishing on peg 24 of the Canal Lake, the 18-year-old enjoyed a clear victory with 69.5.
Opting to fish a small pellet feeder and dead red maggots into open water and late down to the aerator, he netted a number of carp up to 8lb and stockies.
In second place was Rob Gandley on peg seven who alternated waggler, maggot and bomb tactics up to the island for an all-carp net of 58.15.
Paul Jones drew peg nine on the Canal Lake and fished long pole and maggot throughout across to the rushes for his all-silvers net of 45.5 which secured third place.
In fourth place was Les Ayres on peg 11 who opted for pole and maggot tactics at 14m for his all-carp net of 31.11.
John Newton (Smithy’s Angling Centre) on peg 12 also fished similar tactics for his mixed net of 30.6 which secured fifth spot and sixth was Trevor Hodges on peg one on the Canal Lake who fished long pole and maggot tactics out in front and up to the island for 28.13 of silvers.
THERE was another cracking turnout of 18 for the Thursday Open on the Horseshoe and a closely fought match unfolded in which in-form Ayres just took top spot from peg 13.
He fished pole and maggot up to the flower box, rotating a number of swims and switching late down into the bowl to net carp up to 8lb and stockies for 63.3.
Falling just short in second place with 60.11 was Warren Beach on peg 24 who also opted for long pole and maggot tactics out in front, switching down to the aerator for his all-carp net of 60.11.
Having drawn road peg 35, Newton fished long pole and maggot up to the rushes throughout over a number of swims for 49.12 and third place.
Scott Smith on peg six fished long pole and maggot out in front, switching to waggler and maggot for his all-carp net of 46.15 to claim fourth position and fifth was Dan Wooding on peg five who fished similar tactics for 41.15.
Nick Dukes on peg 31 targeted the island with bomb and maggot tactics over a number of lines for 39.9 which completed the top six.