Atherton wins on a wild day

DEEPING St James AC held the first round of the South Holland Cup Series on Kestral at Westwood Lakes on yet another wild and windy day.

Winner once again was Mike Atherton drawing fancied peg 22, and with the wind to his advantage he took mainly carp up in the water with his favourite bagging waggler tactics to weigh 52lb 2oz.

Second, from adjoining peg 21, was Hugh Mannell who also took mainly carp on the pole and feeder.

In joint third place was new member Daniel Abbott who had a 6lb barbel as part of his 42lb 4oz catch, and Ray Torrington who took mainly ide to weigh the same weight.

The next match will be held on a private venue near Stamford.