Angling Times (UK) - - NORTH -

THERE were some huge weights taken dur­ing a mem­o­rable week at the com­plex, and at the end of the tour­na­ment it was Mark Lidgard who scooped glory and the £1,000 cash prize.

The venue reg­u­lar man­aged to win his sec­tion three times and topped those vic­to­ries up with a sec­ond and third in zone to put to­gether an un­touch­able score of eight points.

Lots of big carp had shown dur­ing the five-day event, but Mark made sure of the win by putting on an as­ton­ish­ing dis­play of sil­ver­fish bag­ging, net­ting 131-1-0 of mainly cru­cians from Is­lands Pond to win his sec­tion by less than 1lb!

Sec­ond over­all was Keith Eas­ton, who fin­ished on nine points. Chris Mack fin­ished just shy of the fram­ing places on 11 points.

Day One: 1 D Shep­herd, Maver, 374-7-0; 2 K Eas­ton, Scun­thorpe, 285-12-0; 3 G Hans­ford, Messingham, 234-5-0.

Day Two: 1 D Shep­herd, Maver, 205-0-0; 2 S Oakes, Messingham, 188-8-0; 3 S Dray­ton, Messingham, 173-3-0. Day Three: 1 S El­lis, Scun­thorpe, 318-4-0; 2 I Thomp­son, Messingham, 235-7-0; 3 K Eas­ton, Scun­thorpe, 197-6-0. Day Four: 1 R Lidgard, Bar­ton, 233-12-0; 2 K Eas­ton, Scun­thorpe, 146-4-0; 3 M Lidgard, Bar­ton, 142-10-0. Day Five: 1 S Oakes, Messingham, 145-4-0; 2 M Lidgard, Bar­ton, 131-1-0; 3 S Hol­broke, Messingham, 130-4-0. Over­all: 1 M Lidgard, 8pts; 2 K Eas­ton, 9; 3 C Mack, 11; 4 D Shep­herd, 15 (weight); 5 R Lidgard, 15.

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