Kings AC rods were prominent in the first three matches at Boldings Pools this week, filling four of the frame vacancies, including two first places.
Gary Steele was the first of the group to show, heading the Monday card from peg 12 on the Deepdale Pool. Presenting maggot at 8 metres found plenty of carp from 1lb to 4lbs for an end of match total of 63-0-0.
Last Mondays winner Colin Reynolds [Bilston AC] was second from peg 3, on the opposite side of the pool. He caught on pellet at 5 metres and had slightly smaller fish to just under 4lbs behind on 59-3-0.Dave Doughty [Kings] was third from corner peg 4 on the same pool, where he weighed 39-6-0, leaving a Hawthorn best weight of 36-12-0 by Mick Jameson [PI Boldings] to take fourth.
Phil Shaw [Lower Hill] staked his claim to the main prize on Wednesday by fishing maggot and corn at 10 metres on Beech peg 7, which saw him netting carp to 5lbs on his way to a level 47-0-0.
Mick Jameson moved up to second by recording an Ash pool best of 39-5-0 at 16. Mick’s catch came to pellet at 5 metres and consisted of carp from 1lb to 3lbs.
At Ash peg 20 Brian Clark [Colmic Marukyu] tipped 35-7-0 onto the scales to finish third, and back on the Beech Andy Williams [Colmic Vespe] had 35-7-0 from peg 23 for fourth.
Terry Edwards took the honours for Kings on Thursday with the top weight of the week. Drawn on peg 13 on the Oak, he set to work with pellet, which he offered at 6 metres, alternated with fishing the margins. Carp to 7lbs responded, helping Terry to build an 82-14-0 total.
Fellow Kings rod Tony Woolaston was top man on the Chestnut to fill second spot overall. Fishing maggot to the island and down the side of peg 21, he also contacted carp to 7lbs for a tally of 72-12-0.
Andy Williams was in the mix again, filling third this time with a Willows Pool best of 66-4-0 at peg 5. Chestnut peg 36 provided Ken Humphreys [Oswestry] with 66-1-0 for a close fourth.
PI Boldings rods took the first three places on Saturday, led by Phil Rhodes at Middle peg 1. Presenting pellet and maggot down the sides and at 5 metres had carp from 1lb to 4lbs feeding and Phil had dropped 57-7-0 in his net by the time the whistle sounded.
Over on peg 10 Keith Powell worked maggot at 7 metres and close in for 48-12-0 of carp to 5lbs to claim second.
Harry Colley and Mel Kitson [Rod & Gun] were involved in a neck and neck race to third, a race which Harry won by two ounces when he scaled 38-2-0 at Middle peg 2 while Mel had 38-0-0 at Middle 5.
The Sunday match gave a close frame with less than 4lbs between first and fourth. First went to Eric Bancroft [Rod & Gun] at corner peg 50 on the Sycamore, where pellet at 10 metres put 44-5-0 of carp to 5lbs on the scales for victory.
Adam Slade [Sedgeley] was less than a pound and a half behind with his 42-14-0 at peg 24. Adam included roach with carp to 4lbs, which he caught on maggot at 7 metres.
Almost opposite Adam, on peg 33 Neil Hallet [PI Bold] recorded 41-10-0 in third and just behind him, with a Chestnut best of 40-9-0 was last weeks Sunday winner Dave Brown [Maver Midlands].