Oakham Angling Club began their season with a trip to Decoy Lakes at Whittlesey on Willow Lake on Sunday.
The 11 anglers were greeted with 75 percent of the lake lightly frozen. The swims were cleared of ice and despite the conditions everyone caught a few fish.
Dale Stones, on peg 34, put together a decent 34lb 1oz of carp for a deserved win. Second, off peg 24, was Paul Green with 30lb 4oz, and third was Dave Thornton with 27lb 14oz.