Big match bags taken on in-form River Wye

One of the most prolific winter stretches of running water in the country has started to creep into form as Andrew Murphy found out when he won the latest match on it with 59lb 4oz.

The River Wye at Hereford is a haven for huge shoals of various species during the winter months and the Wizards rod utilised floatfished maggots during the Joe Bowers Memorial match to land barbel, chub and dace.

Several good causes also benefitted from the 90-peg event, with almost £500 being raised for charity.