Lake View: Morton and Cross into Middy final

Cameron Cross won last Saturday's qualifier, topping a 24-man field EMN-170222-105354002
Cameron Cross won last Saturday's qualifier, topping a 24-man field EMN-170222-105354002
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Derbyshire angler Aaron Morton took the week’s biggest competition haul at lake View Fishery to book his place in the Middy Xtreme Autumn/Winter Final on Saturday, March 11.

Morton weighed in with an impressive 109lb 11oz total to edge out Lake View Select angler Andy Searle and top last Wednesday’s qualifier.

Middy finalist Aaron Morton topped the scales last Wednesday EMN-170222-105406002

Middy finalist Aaron Morton topped the scales last Wednesday EMN-170222-105406002

Cameron Cross was the second to make it through as he topped a healthy 24-man field at Saturday’s qualifier, catching 95lb exactly to push Leicestershire angler John Shellard into second place.

Brian Greenbury continued his good recent form by taking another win at the Sunday Open.

His haul of 77lb 6oz left him 9lb clear of closest challenger Danny Higgins.

Results (top five) –

Middy Xtreme Autumn/Winter qualifier (Wednesday): 1 Aaron Morton (Maver Golden/Dynamite) 109lb 11oz (canal peg 17), 2 Andy Searle (LVS) 102lb 7oz (canal 15), 3 Neil Edwards (Maver) 53lb 10oz (canal 14), 4 Bob Dyer (Maver) 52lb 10oz (canal 12), 5 Luke Bamford 49lb 12oz (canal 19).

Middy Xtreme Autumn/Winter Qualifier (Saturday): 1 Cameron Cross (Matrix/Dynamite Baits) 95lb (canal peg 15), 2 John Shellard 87lb 15oz (canal 15), 3 Gary Saddler (Cooopers Tackle) 58lb 4oz (serpent 7), 4 Daz Sly (Coopers Tackle) 52lb 2oz (serpent 2), 5 Sean Huggins (Drennan/Dynamite) 45lb 5oz (canal 10).

Sunday Open: 1 Brian Greenbury (Coopers Tackle) 77lb 6oz (lagoon peg 3), 2 Danny Higgins (Woodhouse Ang) 68lb 6oz (lagoon 25), 3 Dave Harper (Plumtree Hog Roast Co) 66lb 1oz (lagoon 5), 4 Martin Thackery (Woodhouse Ang) 41lb 10oz (lagoon 21), 5 Steve Haywood (Middy) 40lb 12oz (lagoon 7).