Steve Haywood was on song at Lake View last weekend with two match wins in successive days.
The Middy angler topped a small field at a low-scoring qualifying match on Saturday when only three anglers had a bite in awful weather conditions.
He then overcame a close challenge from Shaun Butler to take the Sunday open spoils on the lagoon pool with 46lb 1oz.
With Haywood already through to next month’s final, Saturday’s qualifying berth went to Derbyshire angler James Stevenson with just 11lb 5oz.
And ninth place was enough to secure Steve Fisher’s spot at last Wednesday’s match.
Match results (top five) –
Middy Xtreme Autumn/Winter qualifier (Wednesday): 1 Roger Parnell (LVS) 46lb 12oz (serpent peg 17), 2 Dave White (LVS) 38lb 12oz (serpent 10), 3 Keith Measures 28lb 8oz (serpent 12), 4 Bob Greenbury (Drennan) 20lb 10oz (serpent 8), 5 Brian Greenbury (Coopers Tackle) 19lb 5oz (serpent 20).
Middy Xtreme Autumn/Winter qualifier (Saturday): 1 Steve Haywood (Middy) 28lb 12oz (stream peg 19), 2 Bob Dyer (Maver) 19lb 5oz (stream 1),
3 James Stevenson (Bait Tech) 11lb 5oz (stream 8), 4 Martin Thackery did not weigh (stream 15), 5 Steven Pretty DNW, (stream 4).
Sunday Open: 1 Steve Haywood (Middy) 46lb 1oz (lagoon peg 10), 2 Shaun Butler 43lb 8oz (lagoon 7), 3 Ian Kent 28lb 8oz (lagoon 25), 4 Jason Sahall (LVS) 22lb 8oz (lagoon 4), 5 Lee Kent 22lb 5oz (lagoon 14).