FINE DISPLAY OF WAG AND MAGGOT FISHING TAKES TRENT TROPHY
Big chub and roach give Jason a clear win
JASON Owen stunned the rest of the field with a brilliant performance on the waggler and bronze maggot to end with 27-8-0 and the £500 prize.
Drawn on the pipe bridge below Bailey’s Weir, he fished three-quarters of the way across the river in 4ft of water and fed heavily with maggots to land 10 chub to 5lb, plus the odd roach.
Runner-up Nick West was on Ferrybridge peg 4. He started on the long pole with bronze maggots and hemp before switching to hemp on the hook to plunder quality roach for 17-0-0 and a £300 envelope.
More than £3,000 was raised over the eight-match series for charity.
Result: 1 J Owen, Coors, 27-8-0; 2 N West, Matchman Supplies, 17-0-0; 3 P Salt, Dynamite Mayfair, 13-8-0; 4 R Smith, Burton Mutual, 12-4-0; 5 A Reynolds, Quorn, 12-2-0.