Drayton bags double ton at Messingham Sands

Messingham Sands regular Simon Drayton racked up yet another win at the Scunthorpe complex when he hauled out a back breaking 284lb 9oz during the latest event.

With everyone expecting big weights to dominate the frame on the Swan Pond, Simon decided to attack the swim with bomb and waggler tactics with 11mm pellets and was rewarded with carp to double figures at regular intervals.

The weight represents the second biggest match catch ever taken from the complex, with Andy Oldham’s jaw dropping 396lb record still intact.