Brown battles the elements to take the honours again

Kevin Brown won James Maude's latest match.
Kevin Brown won James Maude's latest match.

Kevin Brown was again victorious in James Maude AC’s latest event at Little John Lakes (Robin Hood), fished over six hours.

A bright start to the day turned even before the whistle was blown, with anglers battling against the conditions.

Coming off the back of the fish spawning last weekend, this was going to be a battle of the brave.

From the off, Brown fished over to the island from peg 10 and was into fish.

With a steady stream of carp helped him build a respectable weight, but it was his margin swims that came alive in the last hour.

Fishing a top kit and paste as hook bait, Brown boosted his weight putting and additional 20lb in the net to take a register a respectable weight of 82lb-15oz.

Andy Topham fished from peg 7 to boost his league place with nine points taking 53lb-5oz to the scales.

Another in-form angler topping the Champions League is Gary Butcher.

He put in another good display of angling today fishing from peg 5, putting 41lb into his nets finishing the match third and picking up 10 points.

The results were as follows: Kev Brown 82lb-15oz peg 10; Andy Topham 53lb-5oz peg 7; Gary Butcher 41lb peg 5; Dave Johnson 36lb-10oz peg 6; Johnny Evans 35lb-12oz peg 18 (section winner); Billy Harrison 35lb-11oz peg 12 (section winner); Kyle Wood 35lb-5oz peg 1 (section winner); Alan Slack 33lb-4oz peg 15; Tony Smith 33lb-10oz peg 19.

Sean Hanrahan 31lb-4oz peg 16; Terry Wiggins 29lb-4oz peg 2; Terry Cheeseman 28lb-3oz peg 25; Paul Skeldon 27lb-6oz peg 11; Dave Lilliman 24lb-7oz peg 23; Shaun Green 23lb-13oz peg 8; Nick Heath 23lb 4oz peg 4; Dave Sewell 21lb-1oz peg 24; Ian Carr 14lb-11oz peg 9; Pete Lambert 14lb-2oz peg 21; Brian Cox 12lb-5oz peg 17; Lenny Burton 8lb-3oz peg 22; Dean Collingham 5lb-12oz peg 20; Lawrence Butcher 2lb-12oz peg 3.