WARREN Beach returned to winning ways as he shone on a sultry day at Alvechurch Fisheries last Saturday.
With the sun beaming down on the fishery, Beach proved too hot to handle as he claimed the Saturday Open with a winning weight of 75lbs 4oz.
From peg 22, he alternated pole and pellet at 14 mts up to the rushes and down the shelf in front for carp up to 3lbs and silvers.
Danny Tresigne (peg 8) also relished the heat of the battle as he finished second with 64lbs 12oz. His weight came after fishing two tactics – long pole and banded pellet and late down the margins for a mixed net of carp, ide and barbel.
Off peg 3, Mike Workman fished similar tactics, pole and pellet up to the rushes and paste down the edge to weigh 61lbs 14oz and secure third spot.
Paul Gartshore (peg 3) came fourth after adapting pole and pellet at 14 mts across to the island and late down the track to weigh carp and silvers for 47lbs 1oz.
Meanwhile, a good turnout last Thursday saw the two top anglers fishing contrasting styles battle it out, with Tom Keating just getting the nod ahead of Mike Workman.
Keating (peg 25) fished a caster and worm attack at 13 mts and late down the margin to net stockies up to 3lbs, ide and barbel for 60lbs 9oz.
On the opposite bank, Workman (peg 11) fished long pole and pellet up to the rushes switching to worm and caster down both margins to weigh carp and silvers 56lbs.
There was also a fight for third spot as just 2lbs seperated Lee Davies, Martin Bloom and Tresigne. Davies (peg 36) edged it as he fished two lines out in front at 13 mts and six mts for carp and stockies 50lbs 5oz.
Bloom (peg 8) produced the surprise of the day fishing pole and muscles down both margins for carp up to 8lbs. But a number of bigger lost fish cost him a better finish as he weighed 49lbs 7oz.
Danny Tresigne (peg 35) had to settle for fifth after fishing pellet waggler tactics throughout up to the rushes for a mixed bag 48lbs 6oz.