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Two time Pallatrax Open winners Phil and Sam Gilhespy Phillip Gilhespy banked the first fish of the competition with this 13.08 common.

A cold North East wind made fishing difficult for competitors in South West Lakes Trust’s Pallatrax Carp Open at Upper Tamar Lake where Chris Hudson and Adam Martin secured the top prize of £2000 with five carp for a total weight of 43lb 12oz. Runners up were Alan Jones and Karl Yates who banked five carp for 39lb 15oz to win £1000. Third place and £500 was secured by David Bellew and Steve Lovell with three fish for 31lb 3oz. Fourteen fish were landed from four of the twenty five pegs a clear illustration of that old saying “when the wind is in the East the fish bite the least’. South West Lakes Trust were grateful to their sponsors Pallatrax, Anaconda Unlimited systems and Saengar Top Tackle System.