Lake View: Rich nets £2,000 after Summer Series final victory

Two consistent days earned Rich Bonson the �2,000 top prize at Lake View EMN-180409-164401002
Two consistent days earned Rich Bonson the �2,000 top prize at Lake View EMN-180409-164401002
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Rich Bonson took home the £2,000 top prize after winning the two-day Middy Adrenaline Baits Summer Final at Lake View Fishery last weekend.

He finished second on Saturday with a weight of 70lb on Saturday, just a pound behind day one leader Danny Higgins, and then topped a 50-man field on Sunday with 92lb - just ounces ahead of runner-up Brian Greenbury.

Rich Bonson with his winning bag on Sunday EMN-180409-164412002

Rich Bonson with his winning bag on Sunday EMN-180409-164412002

In the overall standings, Bonson’s aggregate weight of 163lb left him 15lb clear of Greenbury who earned £300, while Steve Reid won £200 for finishing third with 133lb 8oz.

Tom Pringle took £150 for forth place with 122lb 9oz, and Mark Bower (121lb 4oz) took the final payout position for £125.

Chris Randall was the youngest angler to qualify for the final and was just off a section win with 54lb 4oz from peg 20 off stream, .

But there was some consolation when Chris’ raffle ticket was drawn to win a Middy Muscle-Tech 1150 Precision Carp 11.5m Package.

Youngest finalist Chris Randall was also the raffle winner EMN-180409-164428002

Youngest finalist Chris Randall was also the raffle winner EMN-180409-164428002

Canal, river, stream, marina, and lagoon lakes were used for the final, sponsored by Middy Match Range.

Results (top 10) –

Middy Adrenaline Baits Summer Final Day One: 1 Danny Higgins (Dynamite/Matrix/Trentmen) 71lb 6oz (lagoon peg 6), 2 Rich Bonson 70lb 4oz (canal 22), 3= Doug Jackson (LVS) 69lb 4oz, (stream 5), 3= Steve Reid 69lb 4oz (river 1), 5 Bronson Arme (Marukyu) 66lb 4oz (canal 15), 6 Ken Daws (LVS) 65lb 8oz (stream 1), 7 Mark Bower 64lb 4oz (canal 24), 8 Joey Griffin 60lb 1oz (canal 17), 9 Keith Clifton 56lb 15oz (stream 20), 10 Sean Huggins (Drennan/Dynamite Baits) 56lb 5oz (canal 9).

Middy Adrenaline Baits Summer Final Day Two: 1 Rich Bonson 92lb 12oz (stream peg 1), 2 Brian Greenbury (Coopers Tackle) 92lb 4oz (canal 15), 3 Tom Pringle (Coopers Tackle) 82lb 12oz (canal 11), 4 Steve Reid 64lb 4oz (stream 7), 5 Jimmy Fowkes (Drennan) 67lb 8oz (canal 7), 6 Dave White (LVS) 61lb 13oz (canal 13), 7 Matt Smith (LVS) 60lb 1oz (stream 18), 8 Alastair Gavin 60lb (stream 3), 9 Mark Bower 57lb (canal 5), 10 Jon Wake (Shimano) 54lb 9oz (marina 2).