The 14th Fish ‘O’ Mania qualifier took place in scorching heat with temperatures in the low 30’s as Stockport ace David Swain claimed the first of the remaining three places in the Fish ‘O’ Mania Grand Final.
With high temperatures and little wind the anglers were anticipating a difficult match. However, with the pegs spread over all the New Pools,
The winner was David Swain of Stockport who weighed an excellent 107 lbs 8ozs from Peg 32 on
After the match, David who is a maintenance programme engineer for MyTravel airlines was high in the sky on Monday after his impressive victory. When asked about his win he stated, “I have fished lots of qualifiers over the years and now I have qualified, cannot wait for the Grand Final on 22nd July. I have made it through to the final twice before and hope that this time it will be third time lucky.” When asked what he would do if he won the Grand Prize, David said with a smile, “I would take the family away to the
Runner-up on the day with 98 lbs 2 ozs was 20 year old electrican Alan Rutherford of
This turned out to be a very good, close match with up to 10 anglers appearing to be “in with a shout” at the final whistle. Careful peg selection by the staff at Browning Cudmore clearly made a difference and their help during the day was invaluable.