FISH’O MANIA WEEKEND’S OTHER WINNERS
While Andy May was winning the £50,000 Fish O’Mania prize, elsewhere at Cudmore the Ladies, Juniors and International were being decided ....
Chopped worm, caster and peat bring victory for Dutchman Jurgen Spierings
PARTYPOKER FISH O’MANIA INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE
SANDWICHED in between the Fish O’ finalists on the Arena Pool were six of the continent’s finest.
They were all fishing for the £3,000 cheque and it was Dutch angler Jurgen Spierings who celebrated with 27-400. He beat Italian master Milo Colombo on 20-950.
Jurgen had fished the lake in previous international challenges for Holland. This time he went down the chopped worm, caster and peat line of attack, picking off lots of ide early on. Then the fishing slowed down and he was left fishing for anything that swam, some chunky F1s helping to boost his final weight. Result: 1 Jurgen Spierings, Holland, 27-400; 2 Milo Colombo, Italy, 20-950; 3 Mathieu Vilain, France, 14-075; 4 Adam Niemiec, Poland, 14-350; 5 Mario Nebauer, Germany, 12-300; 6 Eric Di Venti, Belgium, 11-800.
PARTYPOKER FISH O’MANIA JUNIORS FINAL
DOING battle on the Suez Canal were the six juniors fishing for £1,000.
And it was Ipswich angler Jack Damant who was crowned champion.
The 16-year-old bagged 17-200 off peg 1 to narrowly win by a little over 700g.
He was ahead of former champion Sam Collett, with the two lads battling it out from adjacent pegs.
Indeed, the match was tight as Adam Swain in third and Tom Edwards in fourth were just grams away from Sam.
The windy conditions made fishing long to the far bank difficult at times.
This was something that Jack acknowledged and which forced him to fish a little shorter than he had planned.
He used chopped worm and caster,to pick off F1s, barbel and ide.
Then a change to the edge late on nicked a couple of bream plus big skimmers and F1s to see him home.
1 Jack Damant, 17-200; 2 Sam Collett, 16-475; 3 Adam Swain, 16-400; 4 Tom Edwards, 16-125; 5 William McCranor, 12-400; 6 Yestyn Sephton, 7-850.
PARTYPOKER FISH O’MANIA LADIES FINAL
THE Scotthorne trophy cabinet is already overcrowded with the medals and cups won by Alan and his wife, Sandra.
Now they’ll need to find more room after Sandra claimed her fourth Ladies Fish O’Mania title on the Suez Canal to pocket the £1,000 prize.
Drawing peg 6, Hakon Hunt clothing boss Sandra, a former Ladies World Champion, weighed in 20-200 to win by over 2kg.
She beat Gemma Matthews on peg 1, who totalled 17-850.
Both ladies enjoyed plenty of action from small F1s, carp, tench and ide.
The two found themselves neck and neck until the final few hours.
Then Sandra decided to switch to fishing shallow with chopped worm and caster to get in front.
This was a position she wasn’t to relinquish and kept it going until the end of the tussle.
1 Sandra Scotthorne, 20-200; 2 Gemma Matthews, 17-850; 3 Charlotte Gore, 12-225; 4 Emma Drysdale, 8-650; 5 Alison Jones, 8-125; 6 Lisa Ford, 7-850.
Winner Dutchman Jurgen Spierings.
Jack Damant is crowned champ.
Another trophy for Sandra Scotthorne.