Boldings report 11-1-17.
Mid-week matches were hit by the weather at Boldings Pools, with only the Monday open going ahead.
Steve Forest [Nottingham] made his trip across the Midlands worthwhile by claiming the top prize. Alternating between maggot waggler and leger tactics, Steve picked off carp to 6lbs on his way to 38-8-0 at Willows peg 5.
On the opposite bank Dave Doughty [Woodend] fished the pole at 10 metres to offer maggot at peg 17, and had carp to 5lbs in his runner up 30-1-0. Third went to the top weight from the Chestnut, 21-12-0, which was recorded by Dave Pritchard [PI Boldings] at peg 10. Back on the Willows, at peg 4, next to the winner, Morgan Davidson [Monkhall] weighed 20-13-0 in fourth.
After the mid-week ice melted the water was very cold at the week-end, which made for some slow going.
Saturday saw the third round of the Preston Innovations/Boldings winter league in which Steve Roberts [Oakengates Ang Cent] consolidated a good start to the league with a hard earned win. He was on Ash peg 5, and worked maggot at 14 metres to net 23-11-0 of carp to 4lbs.
Similar tactics at Sycamore peg 33 put 21-12-0 of carp to 4lbs on the scales to hand second to Steve Owen [Monkhall]. Dave Doughty had his second 'framer' of the week when a level 16-0-0 from Ash 16 put him into third, just ahead of Gary Gollins [Swan] on 15-7-0 at Willows peg 16.
Eric Bancroft [Rod & Gun] was top of the list on Sunday with an even 22-0-0 from Larch peg 16, where maggot at 12 metres found carp to 4lbs.
Dave Lloyd [Maver] had carp to 4lbs and skimmers to 1lb on maggot in a runner up 18-10-0 at Chestnut peg 30. Steve Owen was in the frame again, his Oak Pool best of 17-10-0 giving him third at peg 16, with Paul Evans [PI Bold] only two ounces behind with 17-8-0 at Oak peg 27.