Lakeview Fishery: Aley and Jee locked in Middy qualifying battle

Middy final qualifier Darren Bamford EMN-160628-090820002

Middy final qualifier Darren Bamford EMN-160628-090820002

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Asfordby and Melton Society of Anglers member Jimmy Aley made it through to the Middy Summer Series final after finishing tied for fifth at Saturday’s qualifier at Lakeview.

Aley and Doncaster angler Paul Jee could not be separated, both weighing in 53lb 1oz, so both qualified for September’s big match.

Middy final qualifier Jimmy Aley EMN-160628-090749002

Middy final qualifier Jimmy Aley EMN-160628-090749002

Brian Greenbury, who had already secured his final spot, won the match from golden peg 15 to net a £92 bonus thanks to his 103lb haul.

Lakeview Select angler Darren Bamford came through last Wednesday’s qualifier after finishing third behind fellow finalists Sean Huggins and Steve Haywood.

Results (top five) – Wednesday: 1 Sean Huggins (Drennan/Dynamite) 103lb 2oz (river peg 10), 2 Steve Haywood (Middy) 94lb 1oz (river 12), 3 Darren Bamford (LVS) 94lb (river 1), 4 Andy Searle (LVS) 87lb 6oz (river 6), 5 Kev Kania (LVS) 76lb 6oz (stream 9).

Saturday: 1 Brian Greenbury (Dynamite) 111lb (golden peg 15), 2 Ken Daws (Sensas) 82lb 6oz (peg 19), 3 Bob Greeenbury (Drennan) 72lb 9oz (peg 25), 4 Sean Huggins (Drennan/Dynamite) 64lb 13oz (peg 5), 5= Jimmy Aley (AMSOA) 53lb 1oz (peg 27), 5= Paul Jee (Donny Fishing Centre) 53lb 1oz (peg 17).

Sunday Open winner Steve Haywood EMN-160628-090804002

Sunday Open winner Steve Haywood EMN-160628-090804002

Sunday: 1 Steve Haywood (Middy) 124lb 9oz (river peg 18), 2 Jason Sahall (LVS) 95lb 13oz (lagoon 10), 3 Dave Harper (Plumtree Hog Roast Co) 90lb 1oz (river 10), 4 Graham Elliott 89lb 2oz (lagoon 23), 5 Brian Greenbury (Dynamite) 89lb 2oz (lagoon 23).