Fifty eight anglers attended this latest "Match This" qualifier. With a strong North Westerly wind blowing hard across the lakes fishing proved very difficult for many of the competing anglers.
Moorlands Farm, 14th May, 2011
Winner on the day was venue regular Lee Richards. Lee drew well on peg 55 on Meadow Lake fishing pellet feeder to take carp up to 6lbs. Later on Lee shallowed up and fished pellet up in the water to take a good number of carp averaging between 4-5lbs, ocassionally switching to sweetcorn both at 5m and down the inside catching fish right up until the end to put a match winning 109-01-00 on the scales - 23lbs ahead of the rest of the field.
In second place and securing his entry into the "Match This" £5,000 runners-up final was Shakespeare rod Jon Arthur. Jon drew peg 27 on the Island pool and managed a beautiful 86-04-00 mixed bag.
Maver match ace Ian Giddins just missed out on a final placing with 80-14-00 from peg 51 on Meadow pool.
Result: • Lee Richards (Sensas) 109-01-00 55 (Meadow) • Jon Arthur (Shakespeare) 86-04-00 26 (Island) • Ian Giddins (Maver) 80-14-00 51 (Meadow) • Danny Ludgate 70-11-00 13 (Island) • Shaun McCarthy (Tradegar Angling 63-10-00 39 (Meadow) • Chris Hill (Maver Mids) 62-09-00 9 (Meadow) • Pete Rice (Bag 'Em Baits) 62-01-00 47 (Meadow) • Wayne Mellings (Maver Mids) 61-02-00 35 (Meadow)