Super Cooper hits top form at Railway

With carp spawning concluded on most waters, match catches have hit treble figures again with the top open event return 117lb 8oz taken by Norwich rod D Cooper from the Railway.

With carp spawning concluded on most waters, match catches have hit treble figures again with the top open event return 117lb 8oz taken by Norwich rod D Cooper from the Railway.

Heaviest club bag fell to Warren Martin, who headed the Odd Chaps pairs card at Colton with 168lb 4oz, and coupled with Dean Mason's contribution of 81lb 2oz from Melton the dual effort clinched two section penalty points and top spot with an aggregate of 249lb 6oz. Nat Kopti and Glen Mason also scored two points but were runners up with an aggregate of 182lb 7oz.

Other notable winners were Roger Taylor (Codgers) 128lb 2oz on the Willow, Paul Manthorpe (Kessingland) 111lb 5oz at Berghapton, Luke Dashwood (UG) 107lb at Abbey Waters while at Swangey Steve Johnson (Attleborough MG) won with 76lb 12oz of bream up to the 7lb mark.

Top specimen carp of the week was a wonderful 38lb 12oz Waveney Valley common for Chris Hawkins of Mattishall, while at the same venue Ken Bullen, Lowestoft netted a 10lb 6oz bream.

Syndicate member Graham Marchant reeled in a 31lb 4oz mirror from the Lyng Kingfisher Lake and other permit holders to succeed with fish to 30lb were David Gidney, Stu Davison, Luke Church, Paul Meehan and Jim Kimbuck. Tom Fitzpatrick bagged an 11lb 2oz bream and Mark Jones an 8lb 9oz tench.

Cobble Acre's head Bailiff Bob Anderson laid on a master class for his patrons by catching a 30lb 12oz common carp, while at Swangey Lakes a splendid crop of 20lb plus carp fell to regulars Steve Benson, Amy Ledgerwood, Tim Goodacre, Russell Steward, Matt Riddlestone, Oliver Burton, Josh Goddard, Richard Bunn and Steve Swan.

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