BIG WEIGHTS ON AVON FOR RIVERFEST QUAL­I­FIER

Wag and mag finds nearly 50lb of chub

Angling Times (UK) - - MIDLANDS -

THE Avon around Strat­ford doesn’t hold many big matches any more, but that could just be about to change af­ter an im­pres­sive qual­i­fier around the town.

Fish­ing from peg 11 on Seven Mead­ows, win­ner Martin Ward took a hefty 49-0-0 of chub to 4lb on wag­gler and

mag­got tac­tics to go through to the final.

Lo­cal tackle dealer Alan Stephens also made the final af­ter fin­ish­ing sec­ond with 25-2-0 of chub on wag­gler and mag­got off peg 59. Join­ing them will be final zone win­ner Mike Bed­ding.

Re­sult: 1 M Ward, 49-0-0; 2 A Stephens, Al­ces­ter Sports, 25-2-0; 3 J Rob­bins, Shake­speare Bait-Tech, 16-3-0; 4 M Brush, Daiwa Gor­don League, 13-4-0; 5 D Hol­land, Bar­ford AA, 11-15-0; 6 A Patch­ett, Hale­sowen, 11-7-0. Qual­i­fiers M Ward, A Stephens and M Bed­ding.

Martin Ward won the qual­i­fier with 49lb of chub to 4lb.

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