CHAMP IS BACK IN FI­NAL AFTER SEV­ERN MATCH

Tom Lane gets chance to re­tain his ti­tle in 2016

Angling Times (UK) - - MIDLANDS -

AN­GLING TRUST RIVERFEST QUAL­I­FIER River Sev­ern, Shrewsbury (55 pegs)

REIGN­ING RiverFest cham­pion Tom Lane has made it into this year’s fi­nal after clinch­ing his zone on the Sev­ern at Shrewsbury.

Lee Harries won this one from peg 4 on the County Ground sec­tion, the DH An­gling man tak­ing a big chub on the feeder and plenty of dace on the

wag­gler and mag­got for 17-9-0.

Sec­ond, and also qual­i­fy­ing, was Scott Geens with 16-3-8. His catch in­cluded a 9lb bar­bel.

Joint third-placed Tom Lane

weighed in 14-1-0 to se­cure his spot in the big-money con­test.

Re­sult: 1 L Harries, DH An­gling, 17-9-0; 2 S Geens, Pre­ston In­no­va­tions, 16-3-8; jt3 T Lane, Lane’s Tackle and E War­ren, Pre­ston In­no­va­tions, both 14-1-0.

L to r: Scott, Lee and Tom cel­e­brate qual­i­fy­ing.

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