Bar­bel de­cide it on the River Trent

Dou­ble-fig­ure fish help to se­cure em­phatic win

Angling Times (UK) - - MATCH NEWS -

AN­GLING TRUST RIVERFEST QUAL­I­FIER (SAT) River Trent, Holme Marsh (60 pegs)

THE bream of Holme Marsh are still flat­ter­ing to de­ceive, and once again they were in short sup­ply.

In­stead, bar­bel won the day for Mark Jones as he took a mas­sive 128-10-0 of fish to dou­ble fig­ures off peg 3 us­ing

block­end feeder and mag­got tac­tics to book his fi­nal place.

Adrian Pad­dock fin­ished sec­ond from peg 5 with 27-8-0 of bream and skim­mers on feeder and worm.

Join­ing Mark in the fi­nal are

fel­low zone win­ners Nick West, who took third over­all, and Mick Nowicki, who was fourth.

Re­sult: 1 M Jones, 128-10-0; 2 A Pad­dock, Ch­ester Tackle Locker, 27-8-0; 3 N West, Match­man Sup­plies, 26-15-0; 4 M Nowicki, Gar­bolino Black­more Vale MG, 14-2-0. Qual­i­fiers: M Jones, N West and M Nowicki.

L to r: Nick West, Mark Jones and Mick Nowicki.

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