Butler serves up top catch to net trophy

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Anglers - Kathleen Harrison, from Milton, with her 1lb nine-and-a-half-ounce catch. She was another one of the winners in the Southsea children's sea angling competition

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Tony Butler is celebrating after netting the Ron Snook Memorial Trophy.

The Emsworth angler triumphed in the Portsmouth & District Angling Society competition with a top weight of 39lb 5oz.

Fished at Lakeside, North Harbour, Sunday’s match – in memory of the society’s former chairman – proved a sell out after 30 pegs had been reserved.

Butler’s haul, from peg 53, was exclusively made up of carp, as he used the long pole and method feeder baited with maggot and soft pellet.

Second place went to Butler’s Allan’s Marine team-mate, Jeff Maye, who used similar tactics to land a mixed bag consisting of skimmer bream, cruisons and eight carp for a very respectable 25lb 12oz.

The day also raised £200 for a local cancer charity.

RESULTS: 1 Tony Butler (Allan’s Marine) 39-05-0; 2 Jeff Maye (Allan’s Marine) 25-12-0; 3 Terry Sears (Hallcroft, Notts) 22-05-0; 4 Bill Sweeney (Havant) 21-09-0; 5 Jim Gott (Portsmouth & District) 17-13-0; 6 Richie Kirk (Passies, Sussex) 15-11-0

n Karter Whittock proved the hot rod in the latest MBK Leisures Junior Open – fished on Saturday at Pump Station, Greatham.

He landed a total weight of 45lb 12oz to top the 23 competitors.

The next MBK Leisures Junior Open is on Saturday at Coloured Ponds, Rake.

The draw will be held at midday, with fishing set to climax at 4pm.

For more details, call 07885 754365.

Tackle can be borrowed by prior arrangement – male and female coaches will assist less experienced anglers and everyone gets a prize.

RESULTS: Age 9-12: 1 Karter Whittock (Froyle) 45-12-0; 2 Connor Hinkley (Petersfield) 32-2-0; 3 Casey Standen (Southsea) 18-1-0. Age: 13-16: 1 Ben Renshaw (Bordon) 14-4-0; 2 James Bonnett (Horndean) 10-8-0; 3 Dan Parry (Petersfield) 4-8-0. Age under-9: 1 Jessica Carter (Alton) 15-10-0; 2 Henry Bragg (Liss) 6-12-0; 3 Charlie Bicknell (Lindford) 6-4-0