Andy leads midway through series

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ANDY Wilson has a commanding lead at the half-way stage of this year’s South Holland League, following round three of the six match series, which was fished at Spalding’s Lake Ross on Sunday.

Wilson’s 75lb 8oz winning weight gaveg him 10 more points towards qualifying for the final in June.

It was a match of two halves for Wilson who spent the first three hours presenting pellet up in the water to take fish on the three pound mark before going deep for the venues bigger fish, his effort rewarded with 10lb 12oz specimen to bolster his weight.

Drawn two pegs down from the winner, Ray Torrington needed a good result to improve his chance of making the final, his 57lb 7oz second place weight giving him nine points and a huge leap toward that goal.

Third place on the day went to Stuart Redman with 47lb 2oz and eight league points.

With a place for only nine anglers in the final and three more matches to secure a place on the day, one bad result could change it all.

l STAMFORD Welland AC members are reminded that this year’s annual meeting will be held at The Jolly Brewer on Thursday with a start time of 8pm. All holders of Stamford Welland handbook are welcome to attend.

l ANGLERS at Rutland Water have enjoyed another excellent week with many limits being taken again.

Anglers from across the region enjoyed some outstanding sport during the Northern heat of the Anglian Water Airflo International with a rod average of 6.52. Dermot Speight, of Weardale Flyfishers, took the best fish of the match - a magnificent overwintered Rainbow of 4lb 9 3/8oz.

The top five teams go through to the Northern final on July 11.

The Tuesday Night Boat League starts on Tuesday, May 10. Call the fishing lodge on 01780 686441 for details.

l OAKHAM Angling Society: Stretton Lilypad Lake match, April 17, results: 1st Colin Crisp 33lb 0oz; 2nsdPeter Dickenson 22lb 3oz, 3rd Graham Carlisle 21lb 10oz, 4th Dave Dakers 14lb 14oz.