ANGLING: Secretary relishes victory

CLUB secretary Ray Pickin was the toast of HUCKNALL ANGLERS after winning their latest match, which was held on the Robinwood Lakes at Swarkestone in Derbyshire.

Pickin weighed in with 21lb 11oz to finish clear of second-placed Tony Beastall (15-4).

Other weights: Dennis Hall 13-10, Len Gill 11-4, Terry Coltart 10-0, Alan Birch (visitor) 9-0, Brad Livock 7-12, Rob Daws 7-2, Brian Cross 7-2, Trev Tideswell 5-1, Dave Clarke 4-4, Ken Shaw 3-4 and Tom Bakewell 3-0. Four members did not weigh — Derek Brough, Russ Tideswell, Dudley Young and John Dimond.

In the club’s second Thursday night match at Forge Mill Ponds in Bestwood Village, victory went to Dave Rose with a bag weighing 8lb 1oz.

The rest of the returns were: Darren Smith 5-9, Dennis Hall 3-14, Dave Wayte 3-3, Rob Daws 2-8, Brian Cross 1-13, Ray Pickin 1-9, Wayne Havercroft 1-4 and Dave Wagg 1-0. Three members — Bob Finch, John Moore and Pat Hall — did not weigh.