Match record smashed at top commercial fishery

Cambridgeshire’s Townsend Lakes hit top form during the latest event at the complex when Steve Hillman smashed the venue record with 210lb 13oz.

After drawing peg 18 on the prolific Cuckoo Canal, the venue backed ace decided to fish pellet both down the track and in the margins and was rewarded with tench, ide and carp to 4lb at regular intervals.

Runner up Neil Newby also came close to taking a double ton but fell just short with his 198lb 6oz bag which was taken on similar tactics.