• 31st March 2018

On a very damp, cold, over cast morning, 38 anglers arrived to compete in the first qualifier for this years Spring Summer two day final being held on the 24th & 25th of August which we are proud to announce will be sponsored by Tri-Cast. With 56 places up for grabs over the coming weeks, this is the start of a very competitive and well supported series. As the field were evenly split between two lakes, a continental payout would be in place.

Raven Lake

The bitterly cold conditions and cold water that had entered the lake over the past 24 hours made the going hard but fair for all on Raven lake. Top spot went to Richard Bond on peg 18 with 56lbs 08ozs, all caught on maggot and 4 mm expander pellet over micro’s fished  to the far bank. Close behind on peg 2 was Will Hadley who weighed in 53lbs 07ozs all caught on maggot to the far shelf

1 – Richard Bond – Van Den Eyned/Tri-Cast – Peg 18 – 56lbs 08ozs

2 – Will Hadley – Tackle & Bates – Peg 2 – 53lbs 07ozs

3 – Andrew Kleen – Spotted Fin – Peg 12 –  44lbs 08ozs

4 – Geoff Arnold – Hooked Newmarket – Peg 11 – 44lbs 08ozs

Jay Lake

Although taking on roughly 5 inches of cold water over the past couple of days, Jay lake produced reasonable sport for all but a few. Top spot on the lake went to Rob Anstee on Peg 21 with a very tidy 59lbs 10ozs. He fished maggot to the far shelf, feeding a couple of maggots every put in to just nick the lake win. Second on the lake went to Mark Pollard on peg 16 with 51lbs 13 ozs who also fished maggot over for his second on the lake weight.

1 – Rob Anstee – Tackle & Bates – Peg 21 – 59lbs 10ozs

2 – Mark Pollard – Matrix/Hinders – Peg 16 – 51lbs 13ozs

3 – Tony McGregor – Tackle & Bates – Peg 33 – 49lbs 11ozs

4 – Dennis Page – Tackle & Bates – Peg 2 – 38lbs 14ozs

Final results based on a continental payout

1 – Rob Anstee – Tackle & Bates – Peg 21 – 59lbs 10ozs

2 – Richard Bond – Van Den Eyned/Tri-Cast – Peg 18 – 56lbs 08ozs

3 – Mark Pollard – Matrix/Hinders – Peg 16 – 51lbs 13ozs

4 – Will Hadley – Tackle & Bates – Peg 2 – 53lbs 07ozs