Saturday 6th January Risby Open on Tench & Carp.

Despite the promises of dryer and more settled weather for this week’s open match, the lakes were still carrying 6 inches of flood water and a colour more like the Humber than the usual colour of a freshwater lake.

This clearly had an effect on the carp’s appetite as they were few and far between for the anglers.

Mark (Mags), Magaharan had a rare win with a very respectable 21lbs 10oz off peg 1 on the Carp Pond.

Mags fished the pole with maggots, corn & expanders to catch mainly carp ranging from 3oz to 3lbs.

In a nail-biting photo finish, Steve (Pully) Pulford was next door on peg 3 at 21:08. Pully used maggots on the pole and had a game plan to catch as many silvers as possible. He’d aimed for 10lbs, but thanks to some bonus skimmers and a much bigger stamp of roach, he amassed a fantastic net of ‘silvers’ totalling 18lbs 3oz. Thus was boosted by a carp and a small stockie totalling 3lbs 5oz, to finish agonisingly close with 18lbs  8oz.


1st Mags, peg 1  Carp,  21:10

2nd, Pully, peg 3 Carp, 21:08.

3rd Boyx, peg 11 Tench,  18:13.

4th Dave Sharp, peg 16 Carp, 15:09

5th Matt Waites, peg 18 Tench 10:14.


1st Pully 18:03

2nd Boyx 11:05

3rd Matty 10:15

4th Robbo 9:08, (peg 16 Tench).

Open matches EVERY Saturday, and are currently being run on The Tench and Carp Ponds… for more information contact Robbo on 07834 275278.