Andy Searle produced a weight of 56lb-plus weight to win last Wednesday’s Middy Xtreme Winter Series match off lagoon peg five at Lakeview.
Andy caught shallow on maggot, with a mix of carp and F1s to finish ahead of Steve Cuthbert who caught 49lb 8oz off peg nine on serpent. Steve caught on bread shallow to earn a place in the final on Saturday, March 19.
Top three: 1 Andy Searle (LVS) 56lb 1oz (lagoon 5), 2 Steve Cuthbert (AMSOA) 49lb 8oz (serpent 9), 3 Paul Cooper (Cooper’s Tackle) 26lb 12oz (lagoon 21).
* Strong wind and rain didn’t deter 10 anglers from fishing Saturday’s qualifier.
Matt Hall won with a weight of 67lb 13oz off peg six on canal, catching on pellet, fishing across to the left and right, to make the final.
Top three: 1 Matt Hall (Sensas) 67lb 13oz (peg 6), 2 Dave White 47lb 5oz (peg 9), 3 Dave Harper (Plumtree Pig Roast Co) 46lb 12oz (peg 20).
* Excellent fishing earned Sean Huggins the Sunday open match honours.
He caught on bread and a few pellets to catch 68lb 1oz from peg nine on serpent, fishing down the track and margins to catch carp and F1s.
Ken Daws was lucky enough to draw the golden peg on lagoon which won him an extra £70 for winning the lake. Ken caught 58lb 3oz of carp and F1s off peg eight.
Top three: 1 Sean Huggins (Drennan/Dynamite) 68lb 1oz (serpent 9), 2 Ken Daws (Sensas) 58lb 3oz (lagoon 8), 3 Simon Skelton (Sensas) 55lb 4oz (serpent 19).