An entry of 13 anglers braved the wind and the heavy rain at Lakeview Fishery on Saturday for the latest qualifier in the Middy Xtreme Winter Series.
Lakeview regular Mick Beckhurst was the latest to qualify for the Middy Xtreme final next March after catching 129lb 4oz from peg 14 on the canal pool.
Mick dobbed on bread and maggot across, and pellet down the middle to land carp to 5lb, skimmers, and F1s.
Andy Bailey maintained his good run of form by taking second place with 100lb 13oz.
He fished shallow on peg 12 and caught smaller stamp fish.
Top five: 1 Mick Beckhurst (LV Select) 129lb 4oz (canal peg 14), 2 Andy Bailey (Dawia) 100lb 13oz (canal peg 12), 3 Dave Harper (PlumtreePigRoastCo) 63lb (canal peg 8), 4 Bob Murray (NetBusters) 47lb 8oz (canal peg 10), 5 Jason Farmery (LV Select) 41lb 1oz (canal peg 17).
* Lakeview Select angler Brian Greenbury won Wednesday’s qualifier with 85lb 12oz, taken from peg 17 on the marina pool.
He pushed team-mate Rob Lee into second place with 69lb 13oz taken from the golden peg 15 on lagoon to earn a £70 bonus.
Top five: 1 Brian Greenbury (LV Select) 85lb 12oz (marina peg 17), 2 Rob Lee (LV Select) 69lb 13oz (lagoon peg 15), 3 Steve Haywood (Middy) 67lb 1oz (lagoon peg 21), 4 Andy Bailey (Daiwa) 61lb 10oz (lagoon peg 23), 5 Bob Greenbury (Drennan/Dynamite) 56lb 4oz (marina peg 7).
* An overnight frost made a big difference with the weights at Sunday’s open match at Lakeview as the water temperature dropped by four degrees.
Father and son Tim and Sam Collett took the top two spots with Tim winning from golden peg two on the serpent pool with 63lb 13oz to land an extra £80 bonus.
Sam also drew the golden peg 19 on canal which won him an extra bonus of £90 after catching 46lb 13oz.
Top five: 1 Tim Collett 63lb 13oz (serpent peg 2), 2 Sam Collett 49lb 12oz (canal peg 19), 3 Kev Kania (LV Select) 46lb 13oz (canal peg 3), 4 Andy Searle (LV Select) 43lb 4oz (canal peg 12), 5 Shaun Kemp (LV Select) 37lb 8oz (canal peg 15).