DAVENTRY angler Simon Potter achieved a third place in a recent match at Dog Lane Fishery, Napton.
Simon success came in the Bagem Matchbaits Individual Silver League.
The week had seen very cold snaps down to -5 degC and ice was still on the lake as 31 anglers sat down to round two of the competition.
Many found the going tough as the water had dropped colour and the bottom could be seen out to 6m, so fishing a short line was not an option.
The winning angler was Keith Taylor who punched his way to a 4lb 8oz bag of Roach, pipping Roger Atkins across on Peg 28 by 4½oz.
Roger’s catch consisted of two pound plus Orfe and a tidy bag of small roach for 4lb 3½oz.
Third place went to Simon Potter on peg 20 who also went on the punch and netted 4lb 1oz of netter roach.