Lake View match wins continued to come in clusters as it was Andy Searle’s turn to claim back-to-back wins
Searle won both of the week’s Summer Series qualifying matches, opening by winning last Wednesday’s with the biggest match haul of the week - almost 139lb from peg 11 on canal.
Weights were down on Saturday’s qualifier, but he still broke three figures with 101lb from peg 11 on river, pipping the prolific Steve Haywood by just four pounds.
The qualifying spots for next month’s final went to Mark Bower who finished fifth on Wednesday with 92lb 15oz, and Alistair Gavin who was ninth on Saturday after landing 54lb.
But you can’t keep Haywood out of the headlines, as the Middy angler made it nine wins in five weeks at Lake View by taking the Sunday Open honours.
On a day of good weights, with the top three all clearing the 100lb mark, Haywood netted 126lb from canal peg 11 to finish well clear of runner-up Mick Beckhurst. Keith Daws took top weight on lagoon with 101lb.
Middy Adrenaline Baits Summer Qualifier Match 46: 1 Andy Searle (LVS) 138lb 14oz (canal peg 11), 2 Sean Huggins (Drennan/Dynamite Baits) 121lb 13oz (canal 24), 3 Tom Pringle (Coopers Tackle) 111lb (canal 27), 4 Bob Murray (Net Buster) 95lb 8oz (canal 18), 5 Mark Bower 92lb 15oz (canal 9).
Middy Adrenaline Baits Summer Qualifier Match 47: 1 Andy Searle (LVS) 101lb 11oz (river peg 11), 2 Steve Haywood (Middy) 97lb 8oz (marina 8), 3 Ken Daws (LVS) 78lb 13oz (river 4), 4 Jimmy Aley (LVS) 75lb 4oz (river 1), 5 Jimmy Fowkes 65lb 4oz (marina 25).
Sunday Open: 1 Steve Haywood (Middy) 126lb 2oz (canal peg 9), 2 Mick Beckhurst (Preci-Spark Sports) 107lb (canal 3), 3 Keith Daws (LVS) 101lb 13oz (lagoon 21), 4 Jack Danby (Dynamite Baits) 97lb 2oz (canal 15), 5 John Shellard (Drennan) 96lb (canal 25).