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!


10th      £50.00

9th        £100.00

8th        £150.00

7th        £200.00

6th        £250.00

5th        £300.00

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


Section Winners


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.


Section Winners


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.


Section Winners


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.


Section Winners


Justin Iveson                        9 points          51lb 2oz

Mark Read                 9 points          17lb 2oz


The Winners


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.