ANGLING TRUST RIVERFEST QUALIFIER (SAT)
River Thames, Abingdon (54 pegs)
It was a tight finish for top spot, edged in the end by Bridgnorth’s Brian Preece with 19-15-0 of roach and bream off the end peg at Appleford. He caught on the long pole using worm and maggot. One fish behind was England star William Raison who fished his peg at Abingdon with long pole and worm to catch skimmers and perch for 19-1-8. It won his zone and saw him into the final with Brian and fellow zone winner Paul Passmore. Result: 1 B Preece, Bridgnorth, 19-15-0; 2 W Raison, Daiwa/ Old Ghost, 19-1-8; 3 J Brockie, Sensas WB Clarke, 14-5-0; 4 M Vials, Preston Innovations, 12-5-0. Qualifiers: B Preece, W Raison and P Passmore.