Big match weights on the Kennet and Avon Canal

The Kennet and Avon Canal around Marlborough was on fire for the 90 anglers practising for the up and coming Winter League Semi Final last weekend, with winner Lee Edwards recording a super 39lb 5oz.

In a match which saw an average weight of 5lb of small fish per angler, Welsh international Lee located skimmer bream and perch from the end peg on the Beeches section, fishing sections of worm across to the features on the far side.

Behind him three 20lb weights were recorded, the best of which was 22lb 8oz for runner up Gary O’Shea.