Barton Road was the venue for the 22 competitors fishing Glaston Manor Angling Association's Christmas match.
Much-needed rain to give the river extra flow did not materialise, leaving Clive Glisson to win with 25lb 4oz of mainly perch, one of which weighed 3lb 6oz, fishing along the road section.
Second place went to match organiser John Ogden with an all-chub catch of 17lb 4oz.
Craig Fletcher and John Aldham shared third spot with 9lb 2oz, ahead of Martin Willmott on 5lb 12oz.
The next match is on Sunday, January 12, at Wallyers Bridge. To enter, contact John Ogden, whose phone number is on the license.