Andy Searle continued his hot streak of form at last Wednesday’s Middy Lake View £4,000 Qualifier.
Searle won fishing peg one on the river pool with a 70lb 11oz net, mainly of carp to 4lb, caught on maggot across and down the track.
With Searle already through to the final, Neil Edwards qualified this Wednesday by default on river peg 15 with a weight of 58lb 6oz, fishing down the track and over, also with mainly carp to 4lb.
Top five: 1 Andy Searle (LVS) 70lb 11oz (river peg 1), 2 Ken Daws (Sensas) 60lb 4oz (river 7), 3 Neil Edwards (LVS) 58lb 6oz (river 15), 4 Dave Harper 57lb 14oz (canal 4), 5 Kev Kania (LVS) 53lb 6oz (canal 12).
* Doug Jackson qualified from the Saturday match with a 75lb 4oz haul, caught off peg 12 on canal.
Doug caught over and down the edge on dead maggot and feeding pellet. Andy Searle came second with 63lb 1oz of carp and F1s, taken on pellet and maggot, and Mick Beckhurst this week won the Middy landing net.
Top five: 1 Doug Jackson (Ind) 75lb 4oz (peg 12), 2 Andy Searle (LVS) 63lb 1oz (peg 24), 3 Steve Haywood (Middy) 58lb 1oz (peg 28), 4 Ben Checkley (Ind) 54lb 8oz (peg 13), 5 Jason Farmery (LVS) 48lb 13oz (peg 10).
* Gavin Butler won the Sunday Open match at Lakeview with 94lb 4oz.
Fishing off marina’s peg 23, Gavin caught mainly F1s up to 3lb on pellet, tight to the island. Dave Harper caught the larger carp up to 5lb, but just missed out on top spot with 90lb 9oz, fishing across and tight to the margins.
Top five: 1 Gavin Butler 94lb 4oz (marina 23), 2 Dave Harper 90lb 9oz (marina 9), 3 Lee Payling 86lb 1oz (marina 17), 4 Jason Sahall (LVS) 85lb 6oz (canal 3), 5 John Baker (MeltonAng) 80lb 10oz (canal 9).