Redman finds the bigger fish

Stuart Redman with his 43lb 3oz catch that won him the Kevin Burkitt Memorial Trophy
Stuart Redman with his 43lb 3oz catch that won him the Kevin Burkitt Memorial Trophy
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THE mirror flat surface of Spalding’s Lake Ross did little to encourage the carp to feed last Sunday when Deeping St James AC members fished the Kevin Burkitt Memorial trophy and the re-arranged Fur and Feather match .

Most anglers relied on catching a few of the lake’s roach stock to get amongst the prizes.

One angler who did manage to buck the trend and find a few bigger fish was Langtoft’s Stuart Redman whose 43lbs 3oz catch from peg 17 more than doubled Stamford angler Hugh Mannall’s second-placed weight of 18lbs 9ozs.

With his float dotted down to a pin head in the unbroken waters Redman landed 13 carp for his winning weight, all fish coming to 4mm pellet presented over kinder potted micro pellet out in the water.

Third place on the day went to Glaston-based Russell Hole at peg nine with a mixed catch of 12lbs 13ozs.

Section prizes went to father and son duo Graeme and Liam Foster from Tongue End, with George Bates taking the last section award.

Next Sundays match will be the fifth round of the club’s Individual League and will be fished on the River Nene at Wansford. There will only be a few spare places for the social member.