A sun dripped Heronbrook Fisheries saw another 110-peg sell-out of Fish’O’Mania 2020. With all pools in a lot of anglers fancied a draw on either Meadow or Island lake as they’d been showing some big weights in the recent opens, but who would walk away with the spot in the 50k Final.
After drawing peg 5 on Meadow, three times champion Jamie Hughes felt he was on a decent draw, but the pegs extra depth would be a disadvantage in the heat. However, he needn’t have worried when he flew out of the gates mugging 100lb carp in the early part of the match. Jamie followed this up with carp and F1s on pellet shallow and ended with a flourish on corn, in his margins. All told Jamie put together 233lb 11oz, which easily put him in his ninth consecutive final, he added ‘I’m relieved to get through again after messing up a few chances this year’.
Second on the day and also breaking 200lb was Francis Cook. Frank started on the method on Island peg 3, but soon had carp lining up at his keepnet for paste. At the weigh in Frank nets went 200lb 3oz and saw him take the runner up spot.
Rounding out the top three was Stephen Parry, who started with meat short on Island peg 15. His attention soon turned to casters shallow, where he took a run of carp and F1s and Steve ended the match with some ‘units down the edge’. This saw the scales spin to 181lb 12oz.
The Angling Trust would like to thank Neil and his team at Heronbrook for hosting the qualifier and to Terry Nutt and Dave Watkins for organising the match.
Our next qualifier is another SELLOUT at Moorlands Farm and anglers are reminded to check the new procedures and pay for their pool on the Online Booking Site.
1. Jamie Hughes 223lb 11oz
2. Francis Cook 200lb 3oz
3. Stephen Parry 181lb 12oz
4. Robbie Griffiths 166lb 15oz
5. Matt Roberts 165lb 4oz
6. Steve Cooke 160lb 6oz