With little more than a month to go before Lake View Fishery’s Middy Xtreme Autumn/Winter Final, Jack Danby and Doug Jackson became the latest qualifiers.
Danby won last Wednesday’s qualifier with 69lb from peg 17 on the serpent lake, pipping Dave Harper by less than five pounds in a close-run match.
The margin of victory was even finer for Jackson who topped a small field at Saturday’s qualifier.
His haul of 66lb 13oz shaded runner-up Ryan Gibson by less than two pounds.
Wednesday runner-up Harper did get his win, however, when he headed a 15-man field at Sunday’s open match.
The Nottinghamshire angler won with the biggest haul of the week at Lake View, 74lb 5oz, taken from peg one on the river pool.
Results (top five) – Wednesday Middy Xtreme Autumn/Winter Qualifier: 1 Jack Danby (Matchman Supplies) 69lb 1oz (serpent peg 17), 2 Dave Harper (Plumtree Hog Roast Co) 64lb 10oz (serpent 12), 3 Brian Greenbury (Coopers Tackle) 29lb 12oz (serpent 10), 4 Bob Greenbury (Drennan) 27lb 12oz (serpent 8), 5 Roger Parnell (Lake View Select) 21lb 12oz (serpent 21).
Saturday Middy Xtreme Autumn/Winter Qualifier: 1 Doug Jackson 66lb 13oz (river peg 15), 2 Ryan Gibson (Dynamite/Fosters) 65lb 8oz (river 4), 3 Joey Griffin 27lb 10oz (river 19), 4 Darren Bamford (Lake View Select) 11lb 12oz (river 7), 5 Steven Pretty (Lake View Select) DNW (river 1).
Sunday Open Match: 1 Dave Harper (Plumtree Hog Roast) 74lb 5oz (river peg 1), 2 David Breakwell (Marukyu) 63lb 1oz (stream 20), 3 Shaun Butler 47lb 8oz (river 20), 4 Martin Thackery (Woodhouse Ang) 43lb 8oz (stream 9), 5 Roger Marlow 39lb 12oz (stream 3).