Steve storms to easy win

WESTWOOD LAKES’ Steve Higgingbottom romped home to a comfortable win in the latest Southview Skegness Open match at the weekend.

Fishing in bitterly-cold and windy conditions from peg 12 at 11m with maggot and pellet, he started slow but began to pick up with small carp to 3lb before weighing in at 56lb 11oz – well clear of the rest of the field.

His nearest rival was over 23lbs further back.

Southview Skegness Open, December 3 - 1, Steve Higgingbottom Westwood Lakes 56lb 11oz peg 12; 2, Ian Boden Skegness 33lb peg 23; 3, Russ Parsons Skegness MG 26lb 8oz peg 25; 4, Joe McCormack Southview 24lb 5oz peg 11; 5, Terry Moakes Southview 21lb 9oz peg 17; 6, Derek Chapman Southview 18lb 1oz peg 4.