Roger Parnell and John Shellard became the latest anglers to qualify for the Middy-Adrenaline Baits Winter Series Final after topping last week’s qualifiers.
Parnell won a very tight match at Lake View Fishery last Wednesday, his 67lb 4oz haul from river peg 20 trumping Andy Searle by less than two pounds.
Shellard was given a little more breathing space on Saturday as his 62lb total, caught from peg 15 on the canal lake, finished almost seven pounds clear of runner-up Jason Sahall.
Searle was again in the mix, but again just missed out in third place.
* As temperatures began to fall on Sunday, weights were down for anglers fishing the Dynamite Baits-sponsored open match.
Bronson Arme topped a small eight-man field with 38lb 12oz, pipping runner-up Steve Haywood by less than a pound.
Results (top five) –
Middy-Adrenaline Baits Winter Qualifier (Match 13): 1 Roger Parnell (LVS) 67lb 4oz (river peg 20), 2 Andy Searle (LVS) 65lb 8oz (river 3), 3 Steven Haywood (Middy) 44lb 12oz (river 19), 4= Bob Dyer (Maver) 29lb 12oz (river 1), 4= Sean Huggins (Drennan/Dynamite Baits) 29lb 12oz (river 13).
Middy-Adrenaline Baits Winter Qualifier (Match 14): 1 John Shellard (Drennan) 62lb 1oz (canal peg 15), 2 Jason Sahall (LVS) 55lb 4oz (canal 19), 3 Andy Searle (LVS) 52lb 10oz (canal 21), 4 Dave White (LVS) 29lb 5oz (canal 30), 5 Steven Pretty (LVS) 28lb 8oz (canal 7).
Dynamite Baits Sunday Open: 1 Bronson Arme (Marukyu) 38lb 12oz (lagoon peg 19), 2 Steve Haywood (Middy) 37lb 13oz (lagoon 9), 3 Bill Arme (LVS) 18lb 8oz (lagoon 12), 4 Stu Hagar (LVS) 17lb 12oz (lagoon 21), 5 Keith Daws (LVS) 13lb 8oz (lagoon 6).