CHUB AND DACE CLINCH IT FOR ASHBY ON THE WYE

Great weights in RiverFest warm-up

Angling Times (UK) - - MIDLANDS -

HERE­FORD DAA (WEDS) River Wye, Here­ford (50 pegs)

THIS warm-up for the RiverFest fi­nal pro­duced some su­perb small fish weights.

Sean Ashby showed his class to win with 42-12-0 of chub and dace off peg 95 by the road bridge. The Eng­land star fished bolo rod and 7m pole to hand with mag­got.

That was enough to put him just in front of Ben Roberts who, from peg 43 at Bel­mont, took bar­bel on feeder and mag­got plus a few chub on long whip to hand to weigh in 40-7-0.

Re­sult: 1 S Ashby, Sen­sas, 42-12-0; 2 B Roberts, Tri-Cast We­ston Wales, 40-7-0 3 A Mur­phy, Shakespeare Bait-Tech, 35-6-0; 4 S Whit­field, Bag‘Em Baits, 31-4-0; jt5 T Mar­shall, Shakespeare Bait-Tech and A Reynolds, Quorn AS, both 28-10-0.

Sean Ashby emerged the winner with a 42-12-0 net.

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