A very impressive 28 anglers fished the latest open which was evenly split between Magpie & Raven lakes, with most of the anglers hoping for a magpie draw with its recent form and with the fish starting to bunch up through this early winter stage big weight are still on the cards.
However Raven Produced the goods with Hooked Newmarket backed rod Geoff Arnold putting 112.00lb of chunky mirrors and commons onto the scales from peg 11 on Raven,Geoff tempted them on bread in various areas of the peg. Runner up was Wayne Shepherd who caught on similar tactics to the winner from Peg 34 on Magpie, a very quick start and a slow end cost him from winning the match. 3rd overall and second on Raven lake was Dynamite Baits Backed Angler Tom Edwards who caught on bread early with some F1’S late on Maggots. 4th overall and second on Magpie was the ever consistent Mark Pollard who like the rest of the frame caught on Bread to the features from peg 02 on magpie.
1st – Geoff Arnold – Hooked Newmarket – Peg 11 Raven – 112lbs 00ozs
2nd Wayne Shepherd – Tackle & Bates -Peg 23 Magpie – 104lbs 10ozs
3rd Tom Edwards – Dynamite Baits/Frenzee – Peg 21 Raven 88.06lb
4th Mark Pollard -Hinders/Matrix – Peg 02 – Magpie – 81lbs 12ozs
Next Saturdays Winter Qualifying open will be fished on Raven & Jay Lakes draw 8.45 fishing 10.15am -3.15pm