The Angler’s Mail River Welland Pike Championships has fallen victim to the weather and will not now go ahead this Sunday (December 5).

Organisers Deeping St James AC said they regretted the decision, but treacherous roads and a partially frozen River Welland forced them to cancel the event, despite interest from a good number of anglers wishing to take part.

It is hoped that the pairs event on the same venue will go ahead in February.