The midway point of the Bait-Tech festival at White Acres and the competition is still very tight at the top with just 2points separating first place from the following nine anglers.
Looking to defend his lead of a perfect score of 29points so far is Tony Wynnick who’s having a great week, but with four anglers on 26 points Tony’s still got to keep his eye on the ball.
A cooler start to the day didn’t put the fish off, with a number of ton up bags weighed in, including a 200lb net from Grant Albutt from Bolingey.
Trelawny and Twin Oaks both produced 100lb nets, the best being amassed by Chris Hill on Twin Oaks with 141lb 14oz taken on waggler and feeder.
Porth is still playing hardball with a figure of just 13lb 4oz being enough for Steve Parry to win from peg 83 on the feeder – Nigel Goddard weighed in just 6lb 1oz of hard earned skimmers to win his section on the lake.
As has been the case all week, Bolingey was the water for big weights on the third day. As mentioned Grant Albutt posted the only 200lb plus weight of the match, taken from peg 45 taken shallow on the pole with worm and caster at 14.5metres. This was followed up by 157lb 12oz from peg 15 caught by Richard Bacon.
Pollawyn didn’t fish as well as it has done, the top weight being 86lb 6oz caught by Alan Lord at 16meters on meat, while 42lb 3oz was enough for Scott Russell to win his section from peg 7.
Des Shipp knows his way around White Acres more than most, as today proved when he won his section on Jennys with the heaviest weight of the Jenny’s and Trewaters match of 97lb 2oz. The net was just enough to pip fellow section winner Rob Wootton who caught on Trewaters with meat at 5mtres and maggot in the margin for 95lb 7oz.
Overall results after day 3 top 20 anglers
1st Tony Wynnick 27 points 349lb 15oz
2nd Chris Hill 26 points 342lb 13oz
3rd Grant Albutt 26 points 338lb 4oz
4th Jimmy Garside 26 points 294lb 13oz
5th Andy Gaunt 26 points 171lb 6oz
6th Andy Leathers 25 points 311lb 5oz
7th Steve Sanders 25 points 186lb 12oz
8th Gary Hamilton 25 points 171lb 13oz
9th Andy Bennett 25 points 169lb 5oz
10th Nigel Goddard 25 points 123lb 13oz
11th Des Shipp 24 points 355lb 1oz
12th Callum Dicks 24 points 235lb 8oz
13th Steve Barraclough 24 points 211lb 11oz
14th Cameron Hughes 24 points 179lb 7oz
15th Jamie Parkhouse 24 points 160lb 12oz
16th James Granger 23 points 366lb 12oz
17th Andy Inglesant 23 points 282lb 5oz
18th Adam Wakelin 23 points 254lb 10oz
19th Geoff Vallance 23 points 242lb 2oz