Little captures Spring Cup glory

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Following a difficult opening match on the same lake, the draw was made with each member of Whitby Coarse Angling Club hoping for one of the better pegs.

Two cups were being fished for the spring cup and heaviest fish trophy.

The recent warmer weather had increased water temperatures just enough to encourage carp to feed more confidently, however many of the carp were tightly packed into far bank margin features and were reluctant to move far.

As with the previous match, Kev Little set the early pace with a number of fish on 4mm soft pellet fishing long at 13.5m.

The rest of the field struggled to string a run of fish together, with Gary Smith and Colin Gibbon picking some carp and bream up on pellet as the match progressed.

Derek Gardener also fishing pellet, caught the largest fish of the day, a fine 5lb 12oz carp to win the heaviest fish trophy.

Surprise of the day and to the amusement of the rest of the anglers, was Pete Agar, who managed to draw exactly the same peg as the week before and catch the same weight of fish.

Judging by the weight caught, it is a peg to avoid.

The match continued with Kev Little quietly building his weight, swapping between pellet and meat.

Adding a second trophy for the season, Kev finished up with a fine weight of 15lb 10oz to win the Spring Cup.

Result: 1 K Little 15lb 10oz; 2 G Smith 11lb 6oz, 3 C Gibbon 10lb 12oz; 4 A Harrabin 7lb 10oz; 5 D. Gardener 7lb 8oz.