John enjoys open success

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THE latest open at Southview on Saturday was won by John Gooden of Mill Don Baits.

He can hold his rod high after winning the open in style.

Drawing peg four, which was the end peg, John fished pellet waggler and a four-metre pole on paste to catch some nice carp to 6lb to take top spot with 83lb 10oz.

Second was former Solihull angler now in Skegness Ian Boden with 48lb 10oz mixed net on feeder. Third was Graham Warren with the help of a 12lb 11oz carp.

The results were as follows:-

1, John Gooden, Mill Don Baits, 83lb 10oz peg 4; 2, Ian Boden, Skegness, 48lb 10oz peg 17; 3, Graham Warren, Southview, 40lb 13oz peg 7; 4, Joe McCormack, Southview, 39lb 5oz peg 8; 5, Wayne Hitchcock, Derby, 38lb 7oz peg 20; 6, Matt Ellson, Northants, 32lb 1oz peg 10; 7, Julian Britton, Barnsley, 31lb 12oz peg 11; 8, Terry Moakes, Southview, 30lb 14oz peg16.