David delivers in front of England ace

Jamie Bellhouse enjoyed a cracking session at MBK Leisures Speciman Pond, toppped off by a lovely 28lb 7oz ghost carp
Jamie Bellhouse enjoyed a cracking session at MBK Leisures Speciman Pond, toppped off by a lovely 28lb 7oz ghost carp
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David BLACKMAN took his chance to impress Team England ace Alex Clements.

The young Hambledon angler secured overall victory at the latest MBK Leisures Junior Open match.

Held at Coloured Ponds, Rake, a total of 23 juniors took part, with international Clements a special guest.

Blackman reeled in a total weight of 40lb 12oz to take the match honours and top spot in the 13-16-year-old category, ahead of Portsmouth’s Sam Willmott (13lb) in second.

Max Spiers, from Petersfield, won in the under-nines with 21lb 4oz.

The next MBK Junior Open match is this Friday, June 28 at Coloured Ponds.

The draw will be held at 5pm, with fishing taking place from 5.45pm-8.15pm. All juniors welcome. Visit mbkleisures.co.uk for more.

MATCH RESULTS

13-16: 1 David Blackman (Hambledon) 40-12-0;

2 Sam Willmott (Portsmouth) 13-0-0;

3 Cameron Thorn (Alton) 12-4-0.

Nine-12: 1 Karter Whittock (Froyle) 22-0-0;

2 Nathan Blackwell (Farnborough) 15-8-0;

3 Casey Standen (Southsea) 14-0-0.

Under-nine: 1 Max Spiers (Petersfield) 21-4-0;

2 Tobias Sanders (Clanfield) 13-2-0;

3 Adam Dummer (Fernhurst) 12-12-0.

n Jamie Bellhouse enjoyed a cracking session at MBK Leisures Speciman Pond, topped off by a lovely 28lb 7oz ghost carp.

Elsewhere, Dave Steer secured victory at the MBK Leisures Open match at Coloured Ponds with a total bag weighing 139lb 40z.

Matt Barnett (114lb 8oz) was second, with Tom Arnott (86lb 14oz) third.

The next contest is tomorrow at Pump Station, Greatham, GU33 6AP. More details at mbkleisures.co.uk.