HOBBS Croft was the venue for the third round of Braintree and Bocking Angling Society's Huit Cup and it was the pegs in the higher numbers that produced the most fish.

Jim Loosley was on the end peg and caught roach and perch on caster to finish with a nice net of fish which weighed a match-winning12-4-0.

There was a tie for second between Bill Walker and Gary Spong, who both had 8-1-0 and Matt Gould just missed out on the top three with 7-15-0.

The Friday match at Notley saw peg six run out the winner again.

This time it was a close finish, as Bob Read, who had drawn the peg, had an F1 in the last half hour which boosted his weight to 3-7-0 to beat Loosley, who was second with 2-7-0.

Read's F1 was around the pound mark.

The fish have been in peg six since the lake iced over and it will be interesting to see what happens with no ice.

Just why they prefer that area is not very clear as there are similar pegs as regards depth on the lake, so it remains a bit of a mystery, like so many other things in angling regarding fish behaviour.