Lakeview Fishery: Tom lands a grand at Middy Winter final

Middy Winter Series winner Tom Pringle EMN-160322-153431002

Middy Winter Series winner Tom Pringle EMN-160322-153431002

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After months of qualifiers, an exciting Middy Winter Series final saw Tom Pringle walk away with the £1,000 grand prize on Saturday.

Pringle also won a luggage set, donated by Middy, and several other prizes handed out over the series.

Doug Jackson took the final qualifying spot last Wednesday EMN-160322-153420002

Doug Jackson took the final qualifying spot last Wednesday EMN-160322-153420002

He drew peg 15 on stream and started down the track and over later, catching on maggot and pellet for a total haul of 65lb 7oz.

Sean Huggins and Matt Smith both caught 57lb 12oz off the same lake in a tight top three.

Andy Searle won the top 10 payout for the highest aggregate weight during the series of 819lb 5oz, taking home £275, while Sean Huggins was close behind with 808lb 3oz to win £250.

Pringle and Eric Lillyman won the random pairs prize of £30.

Lakeview Fishery would like to thank all anglers for their continued support and Middy for their continued sponsorship. The new Summer Series starts next Wednesday.

Top 10: 1 Tom Pringle 65lb 7oz (stream peg 15), 2= Sean Huggins (Drennan/Dynamite) 57lb 12oz (stream 20), 2= Matt Smith 57lb 12oz (stream 17), 4 Ken Daws (Sensas) 53lb 8oz (serpent 2), 5 Simon Skelton (Maver) 52lb 12oz (stream 1), 6 Steve Haywood (Middy) 46lb 1oz (canal 7), 7 Andy Searle (LVS) 45lb 3oz (river 3), 8= Richard KInnersley (Coopers Tackle) 42lb 5oz (river 6), 8= Bob Murray (Net Busters) 42lb 5oz (canal 5), 10 Sam Brown (Maver) 39lb 4oz (canal 15).

* Doug Jackson took the last remaining final spot after winning last Wednesday’s qualifier.

Jackson finished second with 47lb 12oz, off canal peg 10, catching carp, skimmers, barbel and tench on maggot.

Overall winner Dave Harper, who took 72lb 4oz from canal peg 12 had already qualified.

* In-form regular Dave Harper took top spot on the Sunday’s open match at Lakeview.

He claimed a total weight of 60lb 6oz from peg six on the canal pool, fishing down the track and margins on maggot to land carp, skimmers and barbel.

Top Five: 1 Dave Harper (Plumtree Pig Roast Co) 60lb 6oz (peg 6), 2 Darren Bamford (LVS) 52lb 8oz (peg 8), 3 Jason Farmery (LVS) 48lb 5oz (peg 13), 4 Steve Haywood (Middy) 34lb 12oz (peg 24), 5 Paul Pleasant (Dersingham AC) 33lb 8oz (peg 10).