ANGLING TRUST RIVERFEST QUALIFIER (SAT)
Bream made up the winning weight on the river, with peg 1 above Hulse’s Island seeing Darren Frost book his final spot thanks to 23-8-0 of them taken on groundbait feeder with worm and maggot. Dan Ashington also won his zone and made it through on 14-1-0, a net of roach plus a bonus bream, as he fished long pole and maggot from peg 27 on Vale Royal Arches. Joining them in the final was the winner of the third zone, Ben Roberts, with 8-7-0.
1 D Frost, Drennan NW, 23-8-0; 2 D Ashington, Sensas/Kamasan Starlets, 14-1-0; 3 M Derry, Kamasan Starlets, 13-1-0; 4 N Bull, Derby, 10-13-0; 5 B Roberts, Drennan NW, 8-7-0.
D Frost, B Roberts and D Ashington. man fished pellet across at 13m, down the middle at 7m and in the margins of peg 2 on the Snake Lake. Second place went to Ross Wightman, with 88-14-0 from Snake Lake peg 22.
1 S Carrier, Widnes Angling Centre, 112-14-0; 2 R Wightman, Drennan NW, 88-14-0; 3 Steve Conroy, Drennan NW, 83-4-0; 4 T Pennington, Tri-Cast Highfield, 78-14-0; 5 M Smith, Tri-Cast Highfield, 72-2-0; 6 Stu Conroy, Kamasan, 70-14-0. on the Meadow Pool and caught at 14m, fishing pellet shallow to land carp to 8lb plus F1s.
Frankie, on peg 16 of the same lake, followed suit using long pole and pellet tactics for 151-7-0 of big carp and F1s.
1 A Richards, Browning, 198-13-0; 2 F Gianoncelli, Preston Innovations, 151-7-0; 3 M Dawes, Drennan NW, 150-2-0; 4 P Blinkhorn, 130-9-0; 5 D Hull, Dynamite Baits, 130-8-0; 6 J Howarth, Tri-Cast Highfield, 122-14-0. Wayne Shillito found the bream on peg 50 to win with ease. The Selby man pinned his faith in groundbait feeder and worm to net 16 fish plus a few perch for 48-12-0. That was some way in front of Phil Austin, who also fished feeder and worm to weigh in 34-4-0 of bream, perch and skimmers.
1 W Shillito, Selby, 48-12-0; 2 P Austin, Barlby Village Stores, 34-4-0; 3 J Smiles, Middlesbrough, 33-4-0; 4 A Benstead, Pontefract, 27-14-0; 5 T Stokowski, Barlby Village Stores, 25-2-0; 6 S Haigh, Angler’s World Holidays, 20-11-0. Maver qualifier Adam Richards.