Lingmere Fishery record smashed

The Lingmere Fishery record has been smashed after Steve Openshaw netted a breathtaking 169lb 6oz during the latest event.

After drawing peg 19 on the Match Lake at the Wirral venue, the venue owner decided to use pellet shallow for F1s to kick start proceedings before coming down the edge later on to fool lots of barbel to 8lb.

Second placed Alan Dewhurst also broke into triple figures with 138lb 7oz, while Bidston’s Andy Kirk completed the frame with 95lb 8oz.