Townsend Lakes record tumbles again

Cambridgeshire’s Townsend Lakes continued its recent run of excellent form when Steve Hillman smashed the venue record for the second time this year with 212lb 2oz.

The venue regular broke the previous best in July when he hauled out 210lb 13oz and he managed to increase it yet again by using short pole and maggot tactics from peg 14 on the Cuckoo Canal.

Runner up Matt Ayres netted 157lb 13oz while Dave Rodwell completed the frame with 156lb 2oz.