Lake View fishing: Rainbow shines through to book Middy final spot

Alan Rainbow came through wintry conditions at Saturday's Middy qualifier EMN-161122-175535002
Alan Rainbow came through wintry conditions at Saturday's Middy qualifier EMN-161122-175535002

A hard frost greeted anglers for Saturday’s Middy Xtreme Final qualifier at Lake View Fishery, held on the serpent lake.

Alan Rainbow (pictured) claimed the qualifying spot for next March;s final with a haul of just 14lb 5oz which was good enough for third place on the day.

Wednesday winner Mick Beckhurst EMN-161122-175520002

Wednesday winner Mick Beckhurst EMN-161122-175520002

Steven Pretty won the match with 65lb 1oz from peg nine almost 20lb ahead of runner up Steven Haywood, while only four anglers recorded a weight.

Wednesday winner Mick Beckhurst was the other angler to qualify for the final, heading a 14-man field with a weight of 94lb 4oz from peg 14 on the canal lake.

Results (top 10) –

Wednesday qualifier: 1 Mick Beckhurst (Preci-Spark Sports) 94lb 4oz (peg 14), 2 Dave Harper (Plumtree Hog Roast Co) 60lb 13oz (peg 2), 3 Phil Hill (LVS) 35lb 12oz (peg 6), 4 Bob Greenbury (Drennan) 28lb 12oz (peg 8), 5 Tony Webb (AMSOA) 22lb 12oz (peg 17), 6 Dave Wright 21lb 12oz (peg 10), 7 Graham Wright 17lb 8oz (peg 12), 8 Bob Dyer (Maver) 17lb 5oz (peg 21), 9 Keith Daws (LVS) 16lb 8oz (peg 19), 10 Brian Greenbury (Coopers Tackle) 16lb 5oz (peg 25).

Saturday qualifier: 1 Steven Pretty 65lb 1oz (peg 9), 2 Steven Haywood (Middy) 46lb 5oz (peg 12), 3 Alan Rainbow (Miracle Baits) 14lb 5oz (peg 2), 4 Bob Dyer (Maver) 1lb 2oz (peg 17). No other weights recorded.