ANGLING: Hat-trick hero Blewitt is golden boy

HAT-trick hero Barry Blewitt was the toast of Hucknall Town Angling Club when they fished the Peatling Match Lakes at Lutterworth in Leicestershire.

For not only did he win the match with a weight of 46lb 14oz, he also landed the biggest fish — a common carp weighing 11-2 — and scooped £50 for the golden peg.

Other weights: Craig Akin 21-12, Richard Charlton 16-4, Dave Wright 13-2, Steve Knighton 12-12, Kev Blewitt 6-0, Rob Lewis 5-9, Mick Stanley 5-5 and Derek Alcock 4-4.

A THRILLING battle at the Aldercar Lane Fishery at Langley Mill saw Hucknall Anglers’ top five separated by only 4lb.

The winner was Dennis Hall with 25-13, but it was a tight squeeze ahead of Robert Daws (24-10), Mick Evans (24-0), David Clarke (23-12) and Brian Cross (21-13).

Other weights: David Rose 19-10, Tom Bakewell 18-10, Arthur Daws 17-6, Terry Coltart 13-13, Derek Brough 12-4, Ken Shaw 9-8, Bill Livock 8-4 and Len Gill 8-2.

KEVIN Orton celebrated his first victory of the season for the Hucknall-based Conny Fishing Club on the Bridge Lake at Hallcroft Fishery in Retford.

Orton weighed in with 67lb 130z, well in front of second-placed Martyn Slater (45-2) and third-placed Tony Orton (34-14).

Other weights: Phil Orton 28-0, Alistair Mills 26-10, John Buckley (guest) 19-8, Stuart Carlisle 18-7, Pete Bailey 15-3, Albert Meakin 13-6, Brandon Jayes-Mills 9-3, Brian Baxter (guest) 7-4, Darryll Sharp 4-6 and Dennis Gormley 0-14.