Sean Huggins struck gold at Lake View Fishery on Saturday as he topped the latest qualifier for the Middy Xtreme Autumn/Winter Final.
Huggins landed 103lb 13oz from golden peg 13 to secure a £150 bonus. But having already booked his place in the final, the qualifying spot went instead to third-placed Jason Sahall who weighed in with 60lb 13oz from peg 19.
Dave Harper was this week’s other qualifier after winning last Wednesday’s match with a final weight which was just a handful of ounces off three figures.
His final haul of 99lb 9oz, from peg 14 on the canal pool, saw him finish just four pounds ahead of Neil Edwards who was runner-up in both matches.
The final takes place on Saturday, March 11.
Results (top five) –
Wednesday: 1 Dave Harper (Plumtree Hog Roast Co) 99lb 9oz (canal peg 14), 2 Neil Edwards (Maver) 95lb 8oz (river 20), 3 Chris Birch 93lb 1oz (canal 29), 4 Bob Greenbury (Drennan) 75lb 1oz (river 17), 5 Andy Searle (LVS) 71lb 4oz (canal 17).
Saturday: 1 Sean Huggins (Drennan/Dynamite) 103lb 13oz (golden peg 13), 2 Neil Edwards (Maver) 70lb (peg 12), 3 Jason Sahall (LVS) 60lb 13oz (peg 19), 4 Ken Daws (Sensas) 59lb 2oz (peg 17), 5 Darren Bamford (LVS) 57lb 8oz (peg 15).
* Brian Greenbury topped a 13-strong field at the Sunday Open after landing 95lb 4oz from peg 17 on the canal pool.
Lake View Select angler Jason Sahall was second with 92lb 13oz, taken from peg 13.
Results (top five): 1 Brian Greenbury (Coopers Tackle) 95lb 4oz (peg 17), 2 Jason Sahall (LVS) 92lb 13oz (peg 13), 3 Bob Dyer (Maver) 77lb 4oz (peg 15), 4 Bob Greenbury (Drennan) 70lb 15oz (peg 23), 5 Chris Neal (Rutlander) 57lb 1oz (peg 2).