Test­ing time at cup fi­nal

Angling Times (UK) - - CATCHES OF THE WEEK -

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.

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