Marc Rodger wins round one of UK Champs

Marc Rodger is the early leader in the Preston UK Individual Championship after bagging a massive 76.96kg haul at Lindholme Lakes.

Round One of this prestigious 80-angler event got off to a brilliant start at the South Yorkshire Mecca with big weights throughout the complex. Four lakes were used with the top three coming off Laurels, Oasis and Willows as the event turned into a fish-catching spectacle.

The early leader is Marc Rodger who bagged over 100 F1s at 13 and 14 metres with pellets fished shallow from Peg 4 on Laurels. The Grimsby-based angler fed 4mms and fished both 4mm & 6mm Bag’em pellets on the hook. Most of the fish came quite deep in the water and a long line above the float was best on the day.

The next round is at Somerset's big-carp water, Viaduct Fishery, on 11th July.

1st Marc Rodger (Middy, Bag'em) 76.96kg
2nd Steve Ringer (Daiwa, Guru) 71.00kg
3rd Sean Cameron (Marukyu, Garbolino Lindholme) 61.70kg