Lake View Fishery: Morton nets £1,000 payday at Middy final

Lake View owner Richard Turner hands over the �1,000 prize to Aaron Morton EMN-170314-191703002
Lake View owner Richard Turner hands over the �1,000 prize to Aaron Morton EMN-170314-191703002

Aaron Morton scooped the big £1,000 payout with a dominant victory in the Middy Xtreme Autumn/Winter final at Lake View Fishery on Saturday.

The Maver Gold/Dynamite fisherman was the only one of the 45-strong field to net three figures as he weighed in an impressive 130lb 4oz haul from peg four on the stream lake.

Aaron Morton with his Middy final winning haul EMN-170314-191647002

Aaron Morton with his Middy final winning haul EMN-170314-191647002

With five lakes in operation, the stream was the place to be with three of the top four catching from it, including runner-up Doug Jackson, who finished just a few ounces short of the ton.

Lake View select angler Gary Cox completed the top three with an 85lb haul from the canal lake.

* Steve Haywood netted a bonus £150 to his winnings at Lake View when he topped the Sunday Open field.

The Middy angler finished just shy of the 100lb mark in winning the match from the golden peg seven on canal.

Golden peg winner Steve Haywood EMN-170314-191634002

Golden peg winner Steve Haywood EMN-170314-191634002

Results –

Middy Xtreme Autumn/Winter Final (top 10): 1 Aaron Morton(Maver Gold/Dynamite) 130lb 4oz (stream peg 4), 2 Doug Jackson 99lb 4oz (stream 1), 3 Gary Cox (Lake View Select) 85lb 4oz (canal 17), 4 Steven Pretty (LVS) 80lb 4oz (stream 20), 5 Matt Smith 79lb 8oz (river 4), 6 Steve Haywood (Middy) 77lb 10oz (canal 13), 7 Sean Huggins (Drennan/Dynamite) 77lb 6oz (stream 18), 8 Andy Searle (LVS) 70lb 1oz (river 7), 9 Luke Bamford 69lb 1oz (canal 9), 10 Tom Pringle (Coopers Tackle) 65lb (lagoon 18).

Wednesday qualifier (top 5): 1 Jason Lebosquet (Garbolino/Baitech) 115lb 2oz (canal peg 23), 2 Jack Danby (Matchmen Supplies) 83lb 13oz (canal 17), 3 Dave White (LVS) 81lb 13oz (canal 15), 4 Doug Jackson 73lb 1oz (lagoon 10), 5 Andy Bailey (Diawa) 72lb 13oz (serpent 15).

Sunday open (top five): 1 Steve Haywood (Middy) 98lb 9oz (canal golden peg 7), 2 Andy Bailey (Diawa) 88lb 6oz (canal 13), 3 Brian Greenbury (Coopers Tackle) 71lb 10oz (canal 27), 4 Dean Guess 64lb 8oz (canal 15), 5 Kye Rawlings 54lb 10oz (canal 3).