Groundbait feeder tactics see 154lb-plus win qualifier
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A MASSIVE shoal of bream decided the honours in this qualifier, with four men weighing in 100lb-plus.
Maver SE man Barry Chapman led the way with 156-14-0 of fish to 6lb from peg 34 where he fished groundbait feeder and worm or maggot.
The same tactics saw Pat Newman into second on nextdoor peg 35 with 145-12-0.
Barry qualified by winning his zone, along with Hadrian Whittle and Adam Durnford, who topped their sections.
Result: 1 B Chapman, Maver SE, 156-14-0; 2 P Newman, Southdown, 145-12-0; 3 D Harrell, DH Angling/Bait-Tech, 135-13-0; 4 T Baker, 108-11-0; 5 S Willsmore, Drennan/Spotted Fin, 46-14-0; 6 N Newport, Tackle Up Fleet, 38-3-0.
Qualifiers: B Chapman, A Durnford and H Whittle.
The three Thames RiverFest qualifiers.