Mixed for­tunes in Steel City Clas­sic clash

Angling Times (UK) - - MIDLANDS -

THE lakes were ei­ther boom or bust as the bream shoaled up in the clear wa­ter, with some big weights taken but also lots of blanks.

Ringer dy­nasty pa­tri­arch Ge­off Ringer won over­all with a two-day to­tal of 211-8-0 against the 154-2-0 of Dave Lawrence.

Ge­off won day one from peg 114 on Over­ton Lake, with 31 big bream for 148-6-0 taken on ground­bait feeder and hair­rigged worm.

Day two was the turn of Dave on peg 63 on Gun­wade Lake as he used win­dow feeder and hair-rigged worm to take 29 bream for a 140-6-0 to­tal.

Day one re­sult: 1 G Ringer, Ringer Baits, 148-6-0; 2 S Willsmore, Dren­nan/D&A Tackle, 94-13-0; 3 P Ringer, Ringer Baits, 86-7-0.

Day two re­sult: 1 D Lawrence, Ri­p­ley, 140-6-0; 2 S Ringer, Daiwa/Guru, 76-10-0; 3 R Hall, Rother­ham, 71-7-0.

Over­all re­sult: 1 G Ringer, Ringer Baits, 211-8-0; 2 D Lawrence, Ri­p­ley, 154-2-0; 3 S Ringer, Daiwa/ Guru, 111-2-0; 4 S Willsmore, Dren­nan/D&A Tackle, 94-13-0; 5 P Ringer, Ringer Baits, 86-7-0; 6 R Hall, Rother­ham, 75-1-0.

Ge­off Ringer (cen­tre) flanked by other prizewin­ners.

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