Glory for John

jpns-12-08-17 retro 2017 anglers''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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John Alexander is celebrating after claiming glory in last week’s MBK Leisures open match.

The Grant Baits angler returned a bag of 53lb 12oz to win the contest at Coloured Ponds.

He was clear of second-placed Tom Arnot, of Milo Bordon, who weighed in with 40lb 10oz.

The podium was completed by Dave Steer, who reeled in a match haul of 20lb.

The next MBK Leisures open is tomorrow at Pump Station, Greatham.

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