There was a family battle at Lake View Fishery last Wednesday as Brian Greenbury pipped brother Bob to top spot at the Autumn/Winter Series match.
Brian took 82lb 4oz from peg four on canal, less than four pounds ahead of Bob who himself finished just four ounces ahead of third-placed Steve Haywood who claimed the day’s qualifying spot.
The same three anglers also figured prominently in Saturday’s qualifying match with Steve taking the win, and an £80 bonus with victory from the lagoon’s golden peg with 44lb.
Brian was second and Bob came fourth, with third-placed Pete Exton claiming the qualifying spot for next March’s final, as just eight anglers braved the atrocious conditions.
Pete almost bagged himself a win on another day of low weights at the Sunday Open match.
His haul of 28lb 5oz, taken from peg 13 on canal, was good enough for second place in a tightly-packed top three, with match winner Bob Dyer finishing just seven ounces clear.
Results (top five) -
Middy Adrenaline Baits Autumn/Winter Qualifier Match 9: 1 Brian Greenbury (Coopers Tackle) 82lb 4oz (canal 3), 2 Bob Greenbury (Drennan) 78lb 10oz (canal 15), 3 Steve Haywood (Middy) 78lb 6oz (canal 9), 4 Mark Bower 60lb 4oz (canal 18), 5 Mick Beckhurst (Preci-Spark Sports) 52lb 1oz (canal 24).
Middy Adrenaline Baits Autumn/Winter Qualifier Match 10: 1 Steve Haywood (Middy) 44lb (lagoon golden peg 9), 2 Brian Greenbury (Coopers Tackle) 41lb 4oz (lagoon 20), 3 Pete Exton (LVS) 32lb 5oz (lagoon 6), 4 Bob Greenbury (Drennan) 31lb 12oz (lagoon 11), 5 Tony Blackwell (LVS) 26lb 5oz (lagoon 4).
Sunday Open: 1 Bob Dyer (Maver) 28lb 12oz (canal peg 11), 2 Pete Exton (LVS) 28lb 5oz (canal 13), 3 Tony Ryan 27lb 10oz (canal 15), 4 Tony Blackwell (LVS) 20lb 8oz (canal 9), 5 Steven Pretty (LVS) 18lb 12oz (canal 3).