STAN Buckley was a clear cut winner of Todmorden Angling Society’s open match fished on Croft by 17 members on Sunday.
Buckley caught 23lbs 7ozs of carp, using tip or a pole, to push Pete Fitton (16lbs) and Peter Eastwood into the minor places.
Next Sunday’s open match is on Town House (£15 all in, ring 01706 374689 to book) and the next club match is at the same venue a week later.
Free junior coaching starts on Saturday, May 7 at Ramsden Wood (11.30am to 2pm) and participants should just turn up.
Ramsden Wood is also the venue for a taster day on Sunday, July 31 (10am to 4pm).