SHAUN Taylor won the first of Malvern Anglers' spring league series on Ash pool at Broadheath Fisheries.

A good turnout of competitors were greeted with sleet showers and a strong, cold wind.

The wind was a major factor in limiting the fishing methods possible and the ability to see bites.

For the most part, anglers were limited to using short quiver tip rods with ledger or feeder tactics.

There were still some good fish caught and Taylor used a method feeder with maggot bait to net several carp up to about 10lb in his 54lb 9oz.

Ian Goddard used a short feeder rod with maggot bait to net several smaller carp to finish second with 21-10, just ahead of Frank Edwards’ carp bag of 20-12 on the opposite side of the pool.

Nigel Bayliss caught 12-4, Graham Rees 11-5, Mick Perks 10-6, Steve Warren 9-15, Lee Harman 9-13, John Shaw 7-0 and Dick Oakley 2-3.