Dave Harper booked his place at Lake View Fishery’s Middy-Adrenaline Winter Series final with a dominant win at last Wednesday’s qualifier.
Harper caught 88lb 1oz from peg 20 on river to finish more than 30lb clear of his closest challenger Steve Haywood.
The week’s other qualifying spot went to Dave White as runners-up spot proved enough at Saturday’s match.
Having finished fifth on Wednesday, White returned with an improved catch of 67lb from canal peg 17 to finish behind Sean Huggins who had already booked his place in the final.
White continued his form with a second consecutive runners-up finish the following day at the Dynamite Baits Open.
But he finished a good way behind Haywood who went one better than his Wednesday result by winning with the week’s biggest match haul of 108lb 9oz from peg 15 on the canal pool.
Results (top five) –
Middy-Adrenaline Winter Qualifier (match 9): 1 Dave Harper (Plumtree Hog Roast Co) 88lb 1oz (river peg 20), 2 Steve Haywood (Middy) 65lb (river 4), 3 Andy Searle (LVS) 61lb 6oz (river 15), 4 Sean Huggins (Drennan/Dynamite Baits) 56lb 10oz (river 1), 5 Dave White (LVS) 42lb 4oz (river 18).
Middy-Adrenaline Winter Qualifier (match 10): 1 Sean Huggins (Drennan/Dynamite Baits) 94lb 8oz (canal peg 15), 2 Dave White (LVS) 67lb 1oz (canal 17), 3 Brian Greenbury (Coopers Tackle) 64lb 1oz (canal 20), 4 Rich Bonson 56lb 8oz (canal 13), 5 Andy Searle (LVS) 54lb 1oz (canal 7).
Sunday Dynamite Baits Open: 1 Steve Haywood (Middy) 108lb 9oz (canal peg 15), 2 Dave White (LVS) 73lb 13oz (canal 17), 3 Sean Huggins (Drennan/Dynamite Baits) 63lb 8oz (canal 3), 4 Steven Pretty (LVS) 60lb 1oz (canal 25), 5 Bob Greenbury (Drennan) 59lb 4oz (lagoon 9).Dave