Neil wins series opener

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Deeping St James AC held the first round of the Wade Cup series on Beastie Lake last weekend.

Winner, with his first victory since joining the club was Neil Dobbs on peg 17.

He won with a mixed bag of barbel, skimmers, tench, perch and some good carp weighing up to 9lb taken from the margins towards for a final weight of 97lb 14oz.

Second, from peg 4, was Jon Bowland with 92lb 7oz. Using similar tactics from peg 2 was Ray Torrington who finished third with 91lb 8oz.