Testing time at cup final
THE Southern Carp Cup final proved a testing affair at Thorney Weir and resulted in a cast off for third and fourth spot.
Spomb inventor Bryan Houghton and his partner John Picking, below, triumphed for a second time with seven fish for 138lb 12oz. They were miles ahead of second-placed Ricky and Billy Dummer, who managed a 12lb 9oz carp.
Ashley Izzard and Darren Pearse came third via the cast off, with Cliff Kemp and Bryan Byford fourth.
Meanwhile, the fourth Northern Carp Cup qualifier produced plenty of fish at Pool Bridge Q Lake. Steve Blow and Simon Bury took 26 carp for 386lb 6oz, ahead of Darren Wilcox and Jason Trought with 13 fish for 211lb 15oz. Chris Donovan and Craig Ridge came third with 154lb 2oz.