Consistency at Burton wins on the Trent
Never in top six, but Steve Newns gets the points
COORS AC TRENT FESTIVAL (TUES-THURS) River Trent, Burton-on-Trent (78 pegs)
A FULL house was treated to a low and clear river and, as a result, no big weights were taken across the three days – although the leading returns were still good.
KL Tackle-backed Steve Newns lifted the trophy with six points, despite not featuring in the top six on any of the three matches.
His highlight was undoubtedly a monster 4lb 8oz perch on day two that he had to go into the river and retrieve after it snagged him up!
Day one winner Fred Prudham had 15-0-0 of roach
and perch on stick float, waggler and maggot from Sherratt’s.
Steve Sanders took day two with 13-10-0 of roach and dace on pole and maggot from Ferrybridge.
Meanwhile, Tony Marshall took day three with 15-12-0 of roach on Bolo-fished maggot at Shardlow.
Day one result: 1 F Prudham, Medlock Bridge, 15-0-0; 2 L Gardner, Shakespeare Bait-Tech, 14-8-0; 3 R Moore, Chesterfield, 13-4-0; 4 S Merry, Shakespeare Bait-Tech, 13-2-0; 5 A Round, Browning Lifestyle, 12-6-0.
Day two result: 1 S Sanders, Preston Innovations, 13-10-0; 2 T Marshall, Shakespeare Bait-Tech, 12-14-0; 3 S Bell, Leeds, 12-12-0; 4 M Nicholson, Collingham, 12-6-0; 5 I Foster, Coors AC, 12-4-0.
Day three result: 1 T Marshall, Shakespeare Bait-Tech, 15-12-0; 2 S Lowther, Daiwa Dons, 14-12-0; 3 M Halksworth, Chesterfield, 13-1-0; 4 N Harper, Derby, 12-14-0; 5 H Clapham, Coors AC, 12-12-0. Overall result: 1 S Newns, KL Tackle, 6pts; 2 S Merry, Shakespeare Bait-Tech, 8; 3 S Wildsmith, Drennan Barnsley Blacks, 9; 4 J Harper, Derby, 10 (weight); 5 N West, Matchman Supplies, 10; 6 C Talbot, Barford AA, 11.
Steve Newns shows off the trophy.
Overall winner Steve Newns with his 4lb 8oz perch.