THE final day is upon us and it has been an exciting festival, the weights have improved daily and as we head into the final day the lakes are on top form, writes Clint Elliott.
Daiwa are again on top form with the prizes for this years festival, below is a list of prizes that are up for grabs (as well as all anglers receiving their White Acres polo shirts) and then read on to find out who has won them!
4th £350.00 plus a Match Winner 11QT Feeder Rod (£180.00 rrp)
3rd £400.00 plus a Match Winner 11-13 Feeder Rod (£180.00 rrp)
2nd £600.00 plus a Match Winner 13QT Feeder Rod (£180.00 rrp)
1st £1000.00 plus a Match Winner 16.1 Mtr Pole Package (£1000.00 rrp)
Plus 20 prizes worth £25.00 each of Match Winner Line and Hydrolastic.
First on the lake goes to Keith Austin, Keith has put in a great performance all week and today won the lake with 19lb 12oz, Keith fished on the 16 meter pole straight across catchy small pasty carp all day for this win from peg 8. Andy Pell picked up second on the lake with 17lb 10oz, Andy on peg 10 caught tight across on the 16-meter pole with pellet bagging small carp and he also caught one lump down the edge. Third on the lake went to Frank Tolliday on peg 12, Frank fished on the 16 metre pole up in the water with maggot catching all small carp for a total weight of 16lb 14oz
Keith Austin 9 points 19lb 12oz
Frank Tolliday 9 points 16lb 14oz
Twin Oaks (1-18)
On this, the final day, Twin Oaks low number has thrown up the best weights of the week. Phil Thornley on peg 16 weighed in with an impressive haul of carp and two skimmers for a total weight of 57lb 6oz, Phil caught on the skud feeder with pellet and meat. Second on the lake was Mark Payling, Mark caught shallow with pellet at 12 & 13 meters from peg 12 to weigh in with 56lb. Kevin Wingfield picked up third on the lake with 55lb 12oz, Kevin on peg 17 caught all carp shallow with worm on the feeder.
Phil Thornley 9 points 57lb 6oz
Scott Walker 9 points 43lb 6oz
Twin Oaks (19-36)
Twin Oaks high numbers performed well again with Martin Wright on peg 19 taking his first lake victory for the week, Martin fished the pole down the edge at 4 & 11 meters feeding corn and meat to weigh in with 52lb 12oz. Second on the lake went to Bob Stevens, Bob weighed in with 31lb 8oz caught from peg 36 down the side at 13 meters on worm and caster. Pete Eden picked up third on the lake, Pete on peg 29 caught on the feeder with chopped worm and caster catching carp averaging 1-2lb giving him a total weight of 27lb 9oz.
Martin Wright 9 points 52lb 12oz
Bob Stevens 9 points 31lb 8oz
Justin Iveson on his third section win for the week wins the lake today with 51lb 2oz, Justin on peg 9 fished at 16 meters across to the catching carp on caster, the largest being 3lb. Mark Read on peg 12 picks up second on the lake with 17lb 2oz, Mark caught all carp up in the water feeding caster with maggot on the hook. Third on Acorn went to Mark Johnson with 15lb 2oz, Mark fished meat shallow at 11 metres from peg 12.
Justin Iveson 9 points 51lb 2oz
Mark Read 9 points 17lb 2oz
The Daiwa champion 2005 is Justin Iveson (Hull Fish Trades), Justin has had an amazing weeks competition with three section wins and one third giving him 34 points out of a maximum 36 and a total weight of 135lb 9oz Pete Eden who up until the final day was tied for first place has had to settle for second place, loosing out by one point (and a lower weight), Pete finished on 33poins with a weight of 89lb 8oz. Pete (Syston Casters) has put in a strong performance over the 4 days fishing consistently well picking up two section wins, a second and a third.
Third overall goes to Simon Beswick, Simon finished on 32 points with a weight of 115lb 3oz, he picked up two section wins and two section thirds and again put in a solid performance over the four day festival.
Overall Top Ten
1st Justin Iveson 34 points 135lb 9oz
2nd Pete Eden 33 points 89lb 8oz
3rd Simon Beswick 32 points 115lb 3oz
4th Keith Austin 32 points 102lb 10oz
5th Mark Payling 31 points 126lb 9oz
6th John Tomlinson 31 points 109lb 4oz
7th Ian Turner 31 points 93lb
8th John Cain 29 points 75lb 12oz
9th Bob Stevens 28 points 91lb 5oz
10th Alan Symonds 28 points 83lb 5oz
So that was the Daiwa festival 2005, a massive thanks to Daiwa for their continued sponsorship and support and also to all of our festival entrants for making this another successful event here at White Acres. Once again congratulations to all of the anglers and a special well done to Justin.