ANGLING: Roger reels in Orchard victory

ROGER Smith picked up Holbeach and District Angling Club’s Hat and Feathers Cup at Orchard on Sunday.

With the venue fishing its socks off all week, members were made to struggle again.

But, with the aid of a decent draw, Smith took 4lbs 7oz of small fish from peg one – taken on pinkie or bronze maggot – to wrap up first place.

Second spot went to big fish expert Crip Wright with a tench of 3lbs, plus a perch taken on worm hookbait for a net of 3lbs 6oz.

A bit further back in third spot was Alan Smith with a catch of 1lbs 7oz.

Next match at Holbeach DAC is on Sunday. Draw is at Sharpe’s Bridge (7.15am).