Mark wins in cold conditions
Victoria Products League
MARK Whetnall won round one of the league, when only 15 anglers turned up in the cold conditions at KiaOra.
Only nine anglers caught any fish, with Whetnall coming out on top with his catch of nine carp for 35lb 12oz to take the 10 league points, including a big bonus for the golden peg.
The runner-up was Dave Walton, who caught five carp for 21lb 6oz and eight league points.
Completing the frame was Barry Lucas with three carp for 13lb 8oz and six league points. The second section was won by Gary Thornton with five small carp for 10lb 10oz.
League standings: 1 Mark Whetnall (Team Jinx), 35lb 12oz, 10pts; 2 Gary Thornton (Team ALS), 10lb 10oz, 10; 3 Dave Walton (Exeter) 21lb 6oz, 8; 4 Duncan Hill (Exeter), 7lb, 8; 5 Roly Palmer, (Team Jinx), 7lb, 8; 6 Barry Lucas (Team Jinx), 13lb 8oz, 6; 7 Darren Lawrence (Exeter), 6lb 14oz, 4; 8 Andy Bulled (Exeter), 4lb 4oz, 4; 9 Brian Sussex (Exeter), 3lb, 2
Mark Allred from Exeter opted for a "normals" only ticket and had three fish for 4-2.
Next month sees the Bellbrook winter warmer event on February 11 – those interested should contact the fishery for details.