IT was a busy Christmas for Southview Open competitions, with four matches in just over a week.
Spilsby Angling Centre enjoyed good success, with its anglers winning two of the four open contests.
Southview anglers won the other two matches.
On Christmas Eve, Mark Frogitt from Spilsby Angling Centre took top spot with an 89lb 1oz haul from peg 23.
Mark fished at 11m on maggot. In the first 30 minutes he landed only two roach, but after that it was all go as he was into small carp one a chuck.
Second was Joe McCormack from Southview with 30lb. The match was conducted in very windy weather, with fresh cold water in.
On December 27, Richard Kinning from the Spilsby Angling Centre won the Christmas Open.
The cream of Lincolnshire turned out for this year’s festive match. Richard took the honours after drawing peg 4 and fishing 12m with single maggot. Despite a slow start Richard put 20 small carp on the scales for 27lb 14oz.
Terry Moakes of Southview slid into second place with two nice carp and some bits for 25lb 13oz.
The Southview Open on New Year’s Eve was won by Joe McCormack from Southview.
Fishing waggler and maggot at 50 yards he took top spot. He drew peg 12 and went straight on the waggler but had to wait 30 minutes for his first fish. Despite losing some nice carp he still managed a nice mixed net for 33lb 14oz.
In the Open ‘Hangover Match’ on Monday, January 2, Graham Warren from Southview ran out a comfortable winner.
Cold overnight rain meant that most anglers struggled for bites in this prolific fishery.
Graham trying pole with no luck went on the feeder with maggot and pellet. It paid off and he took small carp for a weigh in of 34lb 9oz.
Second was Mark Frogitt from Spilsby Angling Centre with 13lb 12oz small carp on waggler maggot.
Southview Skegness Open, Christmas Eve - 4.5 hours - 1, Mark Frogitt, Spilsby Angling Centre, 89lb 1oz peg 23; 2, Joe McCormack, Southview, 30lb peg 11; 3, Ken Twigg, Mill Lakes, 27lb 13oz peg 12; 4, Derek Chapman, Southview, 25lb 14oz peg 24; 5, Terry Moakes, Southview, 24lb 3oz peg 18.
Christmas Open, December 27 - 1, Richard Kinning, Spilsby Angling Centre, 27lb 14oz peg 4; 2, Terry Moakes, Southview, 25lb 13oz peg 11; 3, Joe McCormack, 23lb 12oz peg 12; 4, Mark Frogitt, Spilsby Angling Centre, 21lb 12oz peg 22; 5, Derek Chapman, Southview, 19lb 7oz peg 24.
Southview Skegness Open, New Year’s Eve - 1, Joe McCormack, Southview, 33lb 14oz peg 12; 2, Ken Twigg, Mill Lakes, 24lb 8oz peg 24; 3, Ian Boden, Skegness, 22lb 11oz peg 4; 4, Russ Parsons, Spilsby Angling Centre, 20lb 1oz peg 10; 5, Derek Chapman, Southview, 18lb 14oz peg 23.
Southview Skegness Open Hangover Match, Monday, January 2 - 1, Graham Warren, Southview, 34lb 9oz peg 24; 2, Mark Frogitt, Spilsby Angling, 13lb 12oz peg 11; 3, John Turton, Southview, 11lb 2oz peg 12; 4, Ken Twigg, Mill Lakes, 10lb 7oz peg 23; 5, Ian Boden, Southview, 9lb 15oz peg 25.