SEAN Pollock and Paul Jackson got to Trefaldu Fishery before ice stopped play and both caught over 40lb of carp, bream and roach from Willow Lake.
Len Thomas, from Trebanog, and Caerphilly angler Joe Gelder both caught 20 carp to 6lb when they fished at Seven Oaks fishery before the temperature plummeted and Mark Finlayson had a double figure fish among the 25 carp he landed.
Merthyr Tydfil AA member David Thomas braved the cold at his club's Penywern Pond and was rewarded with a trio of 3lb bream and one that weighed 4lb.
This is the time of year for pike fishing as Newport anglers Kevin Small and Pip Nash proved when they fished the Newport AA stretch of the RiverWye at Symonds Yat and caught a total of 14 fish to high double figures.
Kevin Small also gave Woodstock Pond a try and caught a 28lb pike on a mackerel dead bait.
Another Newport angler with a flair for catching pike is David Johnsey who legered dead …