Boldings report 2-2-16.
Colin Reynolds [Bilston Ang Cent] had plenty of Monday open wins to his credit at Boldings Pools last year, and this week he opened his 2016 account with victory in a closely contested match.
Fishing maggot close to the stumps at peg 27 on the Oak Pool put Colin in touch with carp to 4lbs, and at the end of the day he had slipped the net under a total of 60-6-0 of them.
Over on the dam wall, at peg 4, Owen Boswell [PI Boldings] worked maggot at 4 metres an close to the paddles, where he found carp to 5lbs but was left needing one more when the whistle went as the scales stopped at 57-2-0. Terry Edwards [Swan Elite] kicked off a very successful week with a third place when he weighed in the top catch on the Beech Pool, 50-2-0, which came from peg 32. Fourth also came from the Beech when Bob Tromans [Fiery Holes] recorded 45-12-0 at peg 15.
Terry Edwards exchanged third for first on Wednesday, scoring the first of two wins. This one came from the Stock Pool where maggot at 6 metres helped to put together 69-1-0 of carp to 5lbs.
On the Deepdale Pool Paul Evans PI Bold] used caster and maggot close to the paddles at peg 14 for a net of carp in the 3lb bracket weighing 52-9-0. Stock peg 11 came up with 48-15-0 for Alun Jones [Drennan] and a Middle Pool best of 46-11-0 put Ken Humphreys [Oswestry] into fourth spot.
Thursday brought the second win for Terry Edwards after the action moved to the Larch Pool and he switched to pellet as bait. Carp to 5lbs made up his catch again, which this time came from the 8 metre line at Larch peg 16, and totaled 58-13-0.
Round at peg 22 Dave Brown [Maver] alternated between 13 metres and close in with maggot to record his runner up 45-7-0 of carp to 5lbs. Steve Owen [Monkhall] was close behind on 43-6-0 at peg 26, and a level 36-0-0 gave fourth to Tony Woolaston [Fatty's] at peg 6.
Steve Hall [Oswestry] followed up his Sunday win last week with a Saturday success this week, heading a tight frame from peg 20 on the Beech, where maggot, fished long as well as in the side gave figures of 43-1-0.
Next to Steve, at peg 18, Gary Gollins [Swan] pressed hard all the way to the finish, finally scaling 40-7-0. Andy Price [Oakengates Ang Cent] finished third for the second Saturday on the trot when he weighed in 37-13-0 at peg 15. That left Tony Foster [PI Bold] to complete the frame with his Hawthorn Pool top weight of 35-9-0.
For the first time at Boldings the top weight of the week was shared by two anglers when on Sunday Paul Roberts [PI Bold] recorded 69-1-0, the same weight that Terry Edwards won with on Wednesday.
Paul had his catch at peg 32 on the Chestnut, and had carp to 5lbs with bream to 2lbs on maggot presented at 4 metres and 13 metres.Runner up Steve Roberts [Oak Ang Cent] included some nice barbel to 4lbs along with carp to 6lbs in his 56-3-0 on maggot at Willows peg 16. Dave Bowater [PI Bold] was one fish behind on 53-5-0 at Chestnut 21, and only 2 ounces behind him, on 53-3-0 was Scott Doodson [Maver] at Chestnut 30.