Pre­ston In­no­va­tions man takes All-Win­ners Fi­nal ti­tle

Angling Times (UK) - - MATCH NEWS -

IT’S been another golden sum­mer for the aptly-named Somerset bag­ger Andy Power.

Old Ghost UK An­gling Champs glory was swiftly fol­lowed up with another £1,000 be­ing added to his bank bal­ance when the Pre­ston In­no­va­tions star took the an­nual All-Win­ners Fi­nal event at Bait-Tech Viaduct Fish­ery.

Fished by win­ners of open matches through­out the spring and sum­mer at the Somer­ton com­plex, 68 an­glers turned out for the straight shoot-out.

And Andy, who lives in Wells but has an en­vi­able big match record around the UK, tipped a dou­ble ton on to the scales to take the cash.

From peg 105 on Cary Lake, Andy went down the meat route, fish­ing it on the long pole on the deck to pick off 23 carp well into dou­ble fig­ures to fin­ish with 226-11-0.

That gave him a win­ning mar­gin of over 33lb from Steve Shaw’s 193-6-0 of carp off peg 115 on Camp­bell Lake.

Twenty four hours later it was the turn of the sil­ver­fish an­glers to see what the fish­ery could pro­duce with the open­ing round of the Sil­ver­fish Win­ter League. Sport was just as good from the roach and skim­mers, Bobby Gul­lick open­ing up with 40-14-0 off peg 124 for vic­tory on Camp­bell Lake.

That was a net of big skim­mers plus roach on chopped worm and caster with ground­bait at 14.5m. The same tac­tics gave Fren­zee man Dan Squires sec­ond on 38-14-0 and frame weights were good too, with 32-10-0 needed to make the top six.

Else­where, the RiverFest band­wagon rolled on as the Trent at Burton hosted another big match, won by Bait-Tech’s Richie Reynolds with 19-5-0.

Two bream backed by roach on pole­fished mag­got booked him a place in next month’s fi­nal.

Sec­ond in the frame was Eng­land boss Mark Downes with 10-12-0 of small roach although, un­for­tu­nately for him, he was in the same zone as Richie and so missed out on the fi­nal!

“Andy Power tipped a dou­ble ton on to the scales at Viaduct to take the cash” Andy Power tri­umphed at Viaduct Fish­ery.

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