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Nigel adapts to the conditions perfectly

Nigel Briggs of Deeping St James AC with his 48lb 6oz catch

Nigel Briggs of Deeping St James AC with his 48lb 6oz catch

Nigel Briggs and Des Dalton won Deeping St James Angling Club’s Pairs Trophy match, fished at Lake Ross near Spalding on Sunday.

The club were fortunate to have booked the venue, which provided shelter from the elements for at least some of the anglers, with Briggs and Dalton taking 66lb 2oz.

Briggs was one of those who were exposed to the wind and rain but he was rewarded with a match-winning weight from peg number 5.

He chose to go on the method feeder due to the conditions, and fishing groundbait in the feeder and sweetcorn on the hook, he took carp to 5lb.

Later in the match, when the wind had abated, he switched to the pole and double maggot to take some quality roach finishing for his 48lb 6oz bag.

In second place, from peg 19, was Nick Preston whose weight of 35lb included more than 25lb of roach. Ray Torrington was third with 34lb from peg 12.

 

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