Angler Dave Taylor made the best of his peg 23 fishing method feed with pellet to catch carp to 4lb from the start at the latest Southview Skegness open on Saturday.
By the time he slowed down Dave was well clear of the rest, who started to catch him up towards the end but ran out of time.
Second was Paul O’Carrol of Southview/Pure pellet with a late run of carp also on feeder with 19lb 5oz.
It was a close match for the minor places.
Results (January 5) - 1, Dave Taylor, Windmill Tackle, 40lb 7oz, peg 23; 2, Paul O’Carroll, Southview/Pure Pellet, 19lb 5oz, peg 25; 3, Brett Turner, Sleaford, 18lb 1oz, peg 24; 4, Matt Eveison, Windmill Tackle, 17lb 12oz, peg 22; 5, Lez Todd, Southview/Pure Pellet, 15lb 2oz, peg 8.