Linger seals big pay day at Puddledock

Top match angler Bobby Linger had double reason to celebrate after the latest open match at Puddledock Farm with his 124lb 4oz net good enough for the win and also a cash pay-out of over £700!

The Ockenden Bait and Tackle man was lucky enough to draw the golden peg 48 out of the draw bag at the Essex fishery but he still had to put on a performance worthy of victory and he did just that by taking carp to double figures on pole and meat.

One more fish for Michael Smith could have put the champagne on ice, with the GOT Baits ace taking 122lb for the runners up spot.