IAN Goddard won Malvern Anglers' first winter league contest at Tarrington pool.

After being cold and wet the previous day, a good turnout were pleased to see the sun shining.

But a cold northerly wind made conditions difficult for some at one side of the pool.

For those lucky enough to draw a peg on the other side, it was sheltered and pleasantly warm.

This is where Goddard enjoyed using pole tactics with red maggot to catch a good net of roach topped up by a bonus perch of about 2lb to give him a winning weight of 12lb 15oz 0dr.

In another favoured peg in the sunshine, Dave Harris used similar tactics to catch roach and skimmers to finish second with a weight of 11-14.

Paul Lane in the adjacent peg finished third with 9-10.

Other weights were all close and overall it turned out to be a good contest given the cold conditions.

Richard Webster caught 9-8, Nigel Bayliss 8-10, Ken Yates 7-15, Clive Harman 5-14, Lee Harman 5-2, Ryan Cooper 5-0 and John Shaw 4-14.