The Drennan Barnsley ace made the most of a favoured draw on Messingham Sand’s Tripp Pond, catching F1s, crucians, roach and skimmers on dead maggots, fished over nuggets of Sensas sweet fishmeal groundbait. Lee’s partner, Dave Brooks Jr also won his section, meaning the duo won the day as a pair – a feat which saw them walk away with over £1,300 in cash!
Lee explained: “When I drew Tripp Pond, I was more than happy, as I know it contains a big head of silvers! My initial attack involved loosefeeding casters over the top of small balls of groundbait at 10m. This seemed to attract the attentions of carp more than anything though, so I cut out the loosefeed, and just potted everything. This was much better –and soon I found myself into fish again. I fished a 0.5g rig, and one of my favoured B911 F1 hooks in a size 18, with two dead maggots on the hook. It really was a great days fishing, I didn’t know what I was going to hook next!
When I found out Dave had won his section as well, and we had done enough to win the £1,000 for being top pair on the day, I was obviously over the moon! A nice little pre Christmas bonus!”
Preston Innovations and Sonubaits anglers, Lee Kerry and Andy Powers took second and third place, with weights of 16 kilo 670g, and 16 kilo 610g respectively.
In the race for the overall pairs title, Andy Powers and John Harvey are in front on five points, with Jon Arthur and Ed Warren in second with six points. When you consider that there are two pairs on seven points, and nine pairs on eight points though, it becomes clear that the race is still wide open!
The next round is set to take place at Garbolino Lindholme Lakes on Saturday, January 10th at Garbolino Lindholme Lakes near Doncaster.
Round Two Overall Result:
1 Lee Harrison (Drennan Barnsley) 20kilos 700g (Tripp14)
2 Lee Kerry (Preston Innovations/ Sonubaits) 16 kilos 670g (Tripp 33)
3 Andy Powers (Preston Innovations/ Sonubaits) 16 kilos 610g (Island 35)
4 Andy May (MAP Bait-Tech) 16 kilos 500g (South Lake 9)
5 Alan Scotthorne (Drennan/ Sensas) 16 kilos 270g (Tripp 11)
6 Dan Varney (Drennan) 16 kilos 245g (Island 36)
7 Jon Arthur (Drennan) 15kilos 390g (South Lake 15)
8 Andy Geldart (Garbolino/ Dynamite) 15 kilos 250g (Island 10)
9 Grant Albutt (Matrix/ Bait-Tech) 14 kilos 120g (Merrys 4)
10 Lewis Breeze (Sensas) 13 kilos 520g (Merrys 2)