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Angling coach Bob Mitchell serves up a winning lesson by taking the Over-50s match at Cefn Mably Lakes

Angling coach Bob Mitchell won the latest Over-50s match at Cefn Mably Lakes when he used feeder tackle with pellets as bait and caught 42lb of carp from peg 2 on the Match Lake.

Second in the Wednesday fixture was Marshfield angler Paul Waddington with 28lb and Robert Michael, from Cardiff, was third with 26lb.

Sweetcorn on the hook and just tiny amounts of loose pellets as groundbait was Ian Sutton’s winning approach to the Wednesday open on Sophie’s Pond at Redhill Fishery.

The Iffers AC member, who had won the previous week’s match, put 49lb 8oz of carp on the scales to beat Howard Green, from Pontllanfraith, with 38lb 8oz and Tredegar competitor Andrew Williams in third place with 30lb 4oz.

Carp between 6lb and 10lb took Phil Rawlings’s sweetcorn baits fished in the margins to give him a winning 110lb 15oz in the Spencer Works AC match on Waterfall Lake at Mathern Mill Fishery.

Les Turberville caught 103lb 6oz of carp for second place while fellow Newport angler Nicky Bevan was third with 84lb 10oz.

After a lengthy break from match fishing, Glamorgan Rebels member Jeff Clarke is back in action and on the winning trail.

The Cardiff angler was well in front when he caught 41lb 10oz of roach and bream on feeder and maggots in the third round of the Port Talbot Docks Winter League.

Cardiff Nomads member Shaun Parsons was runner up with 28lb 12oz and another Rebels member Anthony Hogg third with 28lb 1oz.

Peg 26 close to the reeds was a winner for Dean Jay, from Dinas Powys, in the Glamorgan AC match on Carol’s pond at Barry.

The carp were there and he used a pole to put pellet baits in front of their noses and catch enough to weigh in 61lb.

Peter White, from Cardiff, had the next best weight of 20lb and another Cardiff member Robert Michael was third with 15lb.

Two anglers have come close to the record carp weight at Trefaldu Fishery, Dingestow.

Mike Thwaite was just ounces short with the 27.25lb common he caught from Willow Lake and the same water gave Alex Norris a 25.25lb common.

Alan Pallett and Alan Tallent went for quantity rather than size when they netted carp to double figures for catches that added up to over 200lb.

All the lakes are fishing well at Dyffryn Springs with Goldsland Lake providing great sport with roach to over 1lb.

Cardiff brothers Kevin and John Morgan did well when they fished this lake and along with big roach they caught bream and 20 carp between 3lb and 6lb.

Steve Thompson tackled Waycock Lake with a long pole and caught lots of roach and bream while fellow Bridgend angler Dave Young used a method feeder to catch carp and tench.

The Reservoir is turning up plenty of carp and Paul Davis, from Sully, landed fish to 10lb as well as bream and tench to 5lb when he used sweetcorn and luncheon meat as bait.

Dave Brent caught the biggest carp weighing 18.5lb and he also landed bream to 6lb and tench to 4lb. Colin Appleton, from RAF St Athan, banked four carp to 13.5lb and bream to 4lb when he used artificial sweetcorn as bait at Warren Mill.

Tony Macklin fished behind the island and caught seven carp to 16.5lb.

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