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ANGLING TRUST RIVER­FEST QUAL­I­FIER River Soar (51 pegs) Eng­land in­ter­na­tional Sean Ashby gave a mas­ter­class dis­play as he se­cured his place in the fi­nal with a highly im­pres­sive 41-8-0 net­ful. Peg 2 on The Deeps was home to a very hun­gry shoal of skim­mers, and the Sensas backed an­gler made no mis­take in ex­tract­ing them at reg­u­lar in­ter­vals on long pole and worm tac­tics. Shi­mano’s Rob Woot­ton was sec­ond on the day, but failed to qual­ify for the fi­nal as he was in the same sec­tion as Sean.

Re­sult: 1 S Ashby, Sensas, 41-8-0; 2 R Woot­ton, Shi­mano, 27-14-0; 3 S Merry, Shake­speare, 27-11-0; 4 G Pow­ell, 21-8-0; 5 M Perkins, 21-5-0.

Qual­i­fiers: A– S Hem­ingray; B– S Ashby; C– G Pow­ell. DAIWA HALLCROFT FISH­ERY Moat Pool (37 pegs) Venue ex­pert Paul El­liott once again showed his class at the com­plex with a 129-8-0 win­ner. Peg 73 on the is­land stuck to his hand at the draw and from there he worked with long pole and pel­let shal­low and the bomb and pel­let for 21 carp to dou­ble fig­ures. Ja­son Skip­per fished on the deck with 8mm banded pel­let from peg 56 on the outer bank and found 12 carp and a few skim­mers for 90-13-0.

Re­sult: 1 P El­liott, Leegem, 129-8-0; 2 J Skip­per, Gains­bor­ough, 90-13-0; 3 M Brownell, Hallcroft, 86-9-0; 4 D New­man, Leegem, 85-14-0; 5 S Wain, Round­hill, AC, 75-11-0. DAMS & LOCK SUM­MER LEAGUE (RND 3) Birm­ing­ham/Faze­ley Canal, Min­worth (84 pegs) Bonus fish were vi­tal in the in­di­vid­ual bat­tle and it was a shoal of bream that Nigel Clay­ton had to thank for his 32-14-8 haul. The Brown­ing Life­style Blue an­gler drew peg 28 on the straight ca­ble and used long pole and caster to put to­gether 15 qual­ity slabs. Merv Rogers had the same num­ber of fish from peg K7 on the Kings­ley Ca­bles but they were smaller and he took sec­ond with 28-4-0. Sensas Dams & Lock Blue are in un­stop­pable form and cur­rently sit top of the league on 67 points, 30 points clear of near­est chasers Shake­speare Su­perteam Bait-Tech.

Re­sult: 1 N Clay­ton, Brown­ing Life­style Blue, 32-14-8; 2 M Rogers, Sensas Black Coun­try Gold, 28-4-0; 3 S Broome, Sensas Dams & Lock Blue, 22-14-0; 4 T Boyce, Sensas MAS Black, 18-0-0; 5 J Tarplee, Sensas MAS Black, 16-9-0; 6 R Scales, Measham Youth, 16-7-12.

Teams: 1 Sensas Strike Gold, 24pts; 2 Measham Youth, 26; 3 Sensas Black Coun­try Gold, 27; 4 Measham AC, 28.

League: 1 Sensas Dams & Lock Blue, 67pts; 2 Shake­speare Su­perteam Bait-Tech, 97; 3 Brown­ing West Mid­lands Red, 101; 4 Sensas Dams & Lock Red, 102. EVE­SHAM QUAL­I­FIER (SUN) Warks Avon, Eve­sham (53 pegs) Nick Ewer took a big gam­ble and sat it out for big fish, but it worked a treat as he stole the show with 10-4-0. The Fer­ry­man an­gler, on peg 46, sat it out on worm for a tench, a bream and a few eels. Daiwa Gor­don League’s Mark Gay­lord was sec­ond over­all with 9-3-0 from peg 1.

Re­sult: 1 N Ewer, Fer­ry­man, 10-4-0; 2 M Gay­lord, DGL, 9-3-0, peg 1; 3 R McKen­zie, Gloucester, 8-7-0; 4 G War­ren, Pre­ston In­no­va­tions, 7-14-0; 5 D Jones, Ma­trix Trent­men, 7-1-0. Qual­i­fiers: M Gay­lord, A Mur­phy and M Buch­walder KEITH FORD MEMO­RIAL River Yare, Beauchamp Arms (67 pegs) Nick Larkin knows the Yare in­side out and used his su­pe­rior knowl­edge to top the pile with a 60-15-0 to­tal. A sim­ple yet ef­fec­tive ground­bait feeder and worm at­tack saw him at­tract skim­mers and bream to 4lb at reg­u­lar in­ter­vals on both days. Sev­eral lo­cal char­i­ties ben­e­fited from the event, with over £700 be­ing raised by the com­peti­tors.

Day One Re­sult: 1 N Larkin, Nisa Feed­ers 41-14-0; 2 K Payn­ter, PW Angling, 39-1-0; 3 R Finch, Deben, 38-8-0; 4 J Tay­lor, Sensas Mark One, 36-5-0; 5 B Weavers, Sports­man’s, 33-0-0; 6 J Coote, Col­man’s Bait & Tackle, 29-14-0.

Day Two Re­sult: 1 D Bot­t­ley, DAD, 24-1-; 2 K Dyer, Maver Car­di­nals, 20-2-0; 3 T Gib­bons, Nor­wich & Dist, 20-1-0; 4 J Coote, Col­man’s Bait & Tackle, 19-12-0; 5 M Ru­nacres, Deben, 19-8-0; 6 N Larkin, Nisa Feed­ers, 19-1-0.

Over­all: 1 N Larkin, 60-15-0; 2 J Tay­lor, 51-5-0; 3 R Finch, 51-1-0; 4 K Payn­ter, 50-5-0; 5 J Coote, 49-9-0; 6 B Weavers, 46-6-0. LAR­FORD LAKES FIVE-DAY FES­TI­VAL Match & Spec­i­men Lakes (46 pegs) The fish­ery showed it has put its re­cent trou­bles with KHV be­hind it as al­most 18,000lb of fish were brought to the scales. For­mer Fish O’Ma­nia cham­pion Neil McKin­non added yet another ti­tle to his tro­phy cab­i­net after he recorded a nine-point score. The Pre­ston In­no­va­tions-backed star walked away with £1,350 in win­nings, bag­ging more than 600lb of fish dur­ing the event. In sec­ond place, fel­low Pre­ston rod Andy Power ended up on 10 points, net­ting £750 for his ef­forts.

Re­sult: 1 N McKin­non, Pre­ston In­no­va­tions, 9pts; 2 A Power, Pre­ston In­no­va­tions, 10 (weight); 3 S Forster, Kive­ton Hall, 10; 4 A Kinder, Maver, 11; 5 P Cook, Lar­ford, 12; 6 P Hillier, Daiwa Dork­ing, 13. PACKINGTON SOMERS Geary’s Pool (30 pegs) Geary’s is the mood­i­est pool here, but Lee Richards proved it is packed with fish with his 102-12-0 re­sult. Chuck­ing the bomb and pel­let just 30yds out for the big carp in peg 30, fish over 15lb fell for the at­tack. Mick Bull, way off the pace, sneaked into sec­ond with 58-0-0.

Re­sult: 1 L Richards, Packington, 102-12-0; 2 M Bull, Fren­zee, 58-0-0; 3 M Hig­gott, Team Makins, 55-0-0; 4 R Dur­rant, Tor­na­does AC, 44-11-0; 5 I Key­wood, Soli­hull Angling Cen­tre, 44-4-0; 6 R Tay­lor, Alvechurch, 41-4-0. STAR­LETS NORTH­FIELD VET­ER­ANS AS (TUES) Moor­lands Farm, Meadow & Moors Pools (34 pegs) Bomb and corn is usu­ally seen

as a win­ter ap­proach, but Terry Stan­ley showed it can work when the sun is high in the sky. Us­ing the tac­tic from peg 51 on Meadow Pool, the Hol­ly­wood an­gler saw the tip fly around reg­u­larly as carp to 8lb re­sponded. Boz Sim­monds was sec­ond with 98-9-0. Re­sult: 1 T Stan­ley, Hol­ly­wood, 110-0-0; 2 B Sim­monds, North­field, 98-9-0; 3 J Pendry, King’s Nor­ton, 81-14-0. STEEL CITY OPEN Ferry Mead­ows, Gun­wade & Over­ton Lakes (40 pegs) The bream fish­ing at this nat­u­ral venue is ar­guably the best in the coun­try right now, as Adam Wake­lin showed with a 118-14-0 win­ning bag. Drawn on peg 112 on Over­ton Lake, the Pre­ston In­no­va­tions an­gler used ground­bait feeder with

worm and caster for slabs to 7lb. Shane Des­mond, on the next peg, weighed in 96-3-0.

Re­sult: 1 A Wake­lin, Pre­ston In­no­va­tions, 118-14-0; 2 S Des­mond, Ferry Mead­ows, 96-3-0; 3 M Huck­nall, Cam­bridge, 85-5-0; 4 S Tay­lor, Manch­ester, 59-7-0; 5 M Eves, Drennan Bor­don, 48-10-0; 6 P Irvine, Steel City, 43-15-0. TUN­NEL BARN FARM VETS (THURS) Ex­ten­sion, House & New Pools (65 pegs) New Pool pro­duced the lead­ing two weights, with Steve Stokes the front run­ner on the day. Pel­let and mag­got short on the pole did the trick, with F1s to 3lb dom­i­nat­ing in his win­ning 93-11-0 catch. Over on peg 44, Ken Turner made sec­ond place his own with 82-1-0. Re­sult: 1 S Stokes, TBF Vets, 93-11-0; 2 K Turner, TBF Vets, 82-1-0; 3 J Mer­chant, TBF Vets, 80-5-0; 4 G Mills, TBF Vets, 79-1-0; 5 T McGuire, TBF Vets, 78-6-0; 6 c Con­sta­ble, TBF Vets, 76-2-0.

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