EASTWOOD'S ANGLING: Heavy frosts make it tough for anglers

Dave Eastwood looks at the local scene...
Dave and his cracking common.Dave and his cracking common.
Dave and his cracking common.

Woodland Waters Specimen Lake at Ancaster is giving up a number of its best fish as Spring springs into life, with a 29lb mirror being one of the highlights.

The Saturday open at Hanworth Country Park suffered with heavy frosts and bright conditions.

The venue's Mallard Lake proved a tough one, but John Barningham did the business fishing tight to the island.

Results: 1 John Barningham 29lb 7oz, 2 Barney Todd 26lb 8oz, 3 Dave Wilkinson 25lb 3oz.

The Sleaford Legionnaires faced similar tough conditions over at Spilsby's Woodland Lakes Complex on Sunday.

I managed just four carp including this cracking common for the win.

Results: 1 Dave Eastwood 20lb 8oz, 2 Jason Nicholson 14lb 6oz, 3 Chris Newbold 11lb 14oz.

White House Farm open matches resume from today (April 24).