THE WIND and cold made for a hard match in the latest Southview Skegness Open on Saturday.

Steve Higgingbottom from Westwood Lakes took first prize, despite having fished pole and not having a fish until the last two hours when he fished feeder at 40 yards and caught small carp to put 25lb 14 oz on the scales.

Secound was Southview’s Ian Boden with a roach catch on waggler maggot for 20lb. All had plenty of bites hard to hit.

Matches are Tuesday and Saturday now. Draw 9am at the gate. Call 07837 217213 for details.

Result - 1, Steve Higgingbottom, Westwood Lakes, 25lb 14oz peg 24; 2, Ian Boden, Southview, 20lb peg 12; 3, Terry Moakes, Southview, 15lb 11oz peg 23; 4, Joe McCormack, Southview, 15lb 6oz peg 10; 5, Russ Parsons, Spilsby Angling Centre, 14lb 14oz peg 5; 6, Derek Chapman, Southview, 14lb peg 21.