In-form Andy Searle won two matches in three days at Lakeview as he topped the weights for both the Middy Baggin Machine Final qualifiers.
On Wednesday he booked is place in the final after catching 66lb 13oz off river peg three River. Searle caught on maggot and pellet shallow down the track and across, taking mainly carp and F1s. Steve Haywood drew golden peg one on stream and won his lake, finishing second overall, to add an extra £80 to his winnings.
Top five: 1 Andy Searle (LVS) 66lb 13oz (river peg 3), 2 Steve Haywood (Middy) 54lb 10oz (stream 1), 3 Mick Beckhurst (Preci-Spark Sports) 53lb 4oz (river 20), 4 Brian Greenbury (Dynamite) 52lb 10oz (river 17), 5 Keith Daws (LVS) 51lb 10oz (stream 20).
* A total weight of 56lb 12oz was enough to give Searle the win on Saturday, off peg 12 on the marina.
He caught carp, skimmers and F1s on maggot all over. Bob Dyer was the lucky qualifier for September’s final, catching 52lb despite losing four fish which cost him his chances of winning in an exciting weigh-in.
Top five: 1 Andy Searle (LVS) 56lb 12oz (peg 12), 2 Brian Greenbury (Dynamite) 54lb 12oz (peg 21), 3 Keith Daws (LVS) 53lb 13oz (peg 16), 4 Bob Dyer (Maver) 52lb (peg 14), 5 Cameron Cross (Matrix) 50lb 2oz (peg 10).
* After a frosty start, following overnight hale, snow and rain, regular angler Ant Lee won the Sunday open at Lakeview with 69lb 4oz off peg 10 on canal.
He caught shallow down the track and over on maggot to take carp, skimmers and F1s.
Top five: 1 Ant Lee (LVS) 69lb 4oz peg 10, 2 Dave Harper (Plumtree Hog Roast Co) 61lb 5oz (peg 12), 3 Ian Brown 50lb 12oz (peg 2), 4 Sean Huggins (Drennan/Dynamite) 49lb 13oz (peg 8), 5 Neil Barlow (SutherlandNews) 48lb 6oz (peg 13).