• 13th July 2018

On a warm, bright day, the anglers fishing this weeks Summer Qualifier on Magpie lake were expecting excellent sport and to say they weren’t disappointed would be an understatement, as the top 4 anglers all weighed in over 200lbs.

With a superb 350lbs 12ozs from peg 25, which included 144 carp, not only did John Payne win the match, he also broke the lake record! John fished caster shallow all day and his weight could have been much bigger but he lost fish from his third keepnet, as he hadn’t noticed a rip in his keepnet, which cost him a possible 400lbs. Second on the lake was Ashley Prestige on peg 19, who put 259lbs 08ozs on the scales, with Dale Smith taking third place with 209lbs 14ozs from peg 8.


1 – John Payne – Tackle & Bates – Peg 25 – 350lbs 12ozs (New Lake Record)

2 – Ashley Prestige – Tackle & Bates – Peg 19 – 259lbs 08ozs

3 – Dale Smith – Sensas Coleman’s – Peg 8 – 209lbs 14ozs

4 – David Adams – Tackle & Bates – Peg 2 – 208lbs 00ozs

Next Thursday’s Summer Qualifier open will be fished on Jay lake, draw 09.00 at the Cafe, fish 10.30 til 16.30