Gordons edge ahead
DAIWA Gordon League topped Round Three of the Upper Thames WL, fished on a tough Bristol Avon at Chippenham, with 47 points, edging ahead of PI Thatchers in the overall table by 5 points to 6.
Pete Phillips (Matrix Talismen) notched up an impressive 46 lb 11 oz individual victory, catching early roach on casters over groundbait at 10 m, then 12 bream to 4 lb on red maggots over groundbait, chopped worm and casters, from a peg behind the golf course.
Last two through on Ouse
THE last RiverFest qualifier of 2018, on the Yorkshire Ouse, provided Ian Exley (Daiwa Dons) and Dave Pollitt (Mirfield) with the last berths in the Final, by winning their 20-peg zones.
Ian caught 12 lb 15 oz of roach on 11 m pole at Linton Bottom peg 238. Dave bagged a similar 12 lb 4 oz of fish from Hunters Lodge peg 213. THE inaugural Feeder Masters All Stars three-day contest attracted 69 competitors to Barston Lake, with several overseas aces doing battle against most of the domestic scene’s top ‘tippers.
Hungarian duo Mátyás
Sivak and Walter Tamás made their 3,500 km round trip worthwhile, proving their class by clinching first and second places, ahead of England feeder international and Angler’s Mail columnist Lee Kerry.
Mátyás pocketed the top prize of £2,000 with a 160 lb 3 oz aggregate, getting off to the ideal start on Day 1 with the event’s best weight, of 92 lb 11 oz, which included double-figure carp, from the Solihull, West Midlands, venue’s highly rated peg 124.
Walter, Hungary’s best known angler, with two World individual Gold medals, from 2002 and 2004, finished second after delivering three solid catches, for 133 lb 2 oz.
Preston Innovations-backed Lee was the only other angler to top the ‘ton’, with 102 lb 12 oz, in a contest that rewarded the top 12 with payouts.
Hungarian ace Mátyás Sivak with part of his Day 1 Barston Lake catch from his winning trip to the West Midlands.
Old Nene winner Gary Miller.