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A fall in temperatures saw slightly lower match winning weights at Messingham Sands this week, although sport has still been consistent on all of the lakes. 

Paul Seed found quality silverfish in the latest round of the Drennan Silverfish Spring League. Fishing casters on peg 8 on Swan Pond, he caught some really good sized ide and skimmers, topped up with roach and perch for a winning 80lb total.

Ian Coatham seems to have mastered the conditions well and has been very consistent in all of the matches he has fished, including the well attended Thursday Open, when he recorded the highest weight of the week with 143lb. Ian has been fishing positively with 11mm hard pellet on the pole, finding that raising and lowering the bait constantly has encouraged carp to take the bait.

The Syndicate members have found Lenny`s Lake to be in great form with plenty of 20lb+ carp landed, with a best of 28lb so far this season. Catfish also seem to be really keen to feed and a 40lb fish has topped a list including lots of 30lb+ specimens.

Drennan Silverfish Spring League, Swan Pond
1 Paul Seed, Grimsby 80-06
2 Carl Swetnam, Rotherham 78-07
3 Kevin Johnson, Messingham 72-08
4 Luke Harrison, Crowle 63-04

Saturday Open, Islands Lake
1 Simon Gayle, Grimsby 82-08
2 Steve Peacham, Hull 64-04
3 mark Wilson, Scunthorpe 53-02
4 Phil Deitch, Grimsby 41-09

Sunday Open, Hollywood
1 Kev Cody, Winterton 127-10
2Karl Maddinson, Winterton 105-12
3 Paul Smith, Scunthorpe 67-13
4 Pete Maddinson, Winterton 59-07

Tuesday Open, Tripp Lake
1Pete Maddinson, Winterton 50-14
2 Brin Davies, Grimsby 44-07
3 John Dudley, Doncaster 37-09
4 Paul Mountford, Grimsby 36-04

Wednesday Open, Islands Lake
1 Paul Smith, Scunthorpe 91-07
2 Luke Sears, Retford 73-15
3 Les Waldron, Grimsby 66-04
4 Sean Walton, Grimsby 66-02

Thursday Open, Swan Pond
1 Ian Coatham, Scunthorpe 143-02
2 Ian Taylor, Hull 98-09
3 Jet Harris, Grimsby 94-07
4 Stewart Buckley, Scunthorpe 82-13