Gor­dons edge ahead

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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.

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