Lewis team's five-star start to campaign

Norwich-based outfit Lewis Anglers' World got off to a winning start in the Suffolk Teams of Five Freshwater League with a penalty point score of 15. The tackle shop-sponsored team produced high performance in all departments, with Chris Cooper and Neil Parkinson making second and third in the individual list respectively with 43lb 2oz and 22lb 7oz on a temperamental Cross Drove venue that produced an outstanding 70lb 2oz catch for winner Steve Clark (Lathams).

Norwich-based outfit Lewis Anglers' World got off to a winning start in the Suffolk Teams of Five Freshwater League with a penalty point score of 15.

The tackle shop-sponsored team produced high performance in all departments, with Chris Cooper and Neil Parkinson making second and third in the individual list respectively with 43lb 2oz and 22lb 7oz on a temperamental Cross Drove venue that produced an outstanding 70lb 2oz catch for winner Steve Clark (Lathams).

In the Joe Alden Memorial Open on the Barford and Colton lakes, the winner was Vince Cross (Ixworth) with 104lb 15oz of Barford carp.

Catch of the weekend fell to Costessey Crown winner John Collison with 143lb 10oz from Colton and the first event staged on Barford's new Mill Lake gave up excellent catches, headed by 72lb for visitor M Dayman.


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On the big fish venues, carp appear on the verge of spawning and the top specimen among the few taken from the Kingfisher Club Lake at Lyng was a 36lb common for Wroxham's John Bryant. Tom Fitzpatrick (Fakenham) recorded a mirror of 30lb 14oz and Chris Birdman (Caister) and Brendan Delaney (Fakenham) netted commons and mirrors in the low to high 20s.

At Taswood, Mick Chapman, of Norwich, banked a 31lb mirror while Geoff Benson, of Coltishall, Jason Stamp, Caister, John Roylance, Mulbarton, and Ben Armitage, Tibenham, reported commons in the mid to high 20s.

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Mirror and common carp in the low 20s were recorded at Taverham Lake by Wymondham rods Ray Lloyd and Kevin Sullivan, while the best bag at Hall Farm, Burgh Castle, was 22 carp to 16lb 8oz for Frank Rose, of Cobholm.

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