The latest Fish ‘O’ Mania qualifier was held at the prolific West Midlands Fishery at Tunnel Barn Farm and it promised great things.
Very warm, humid conditions greeted the anglers on the day; however, it was clear that many of the fish have not yet spawned and whilst very active they were not in a particularly good feeding mood across the whole complex. At the halfway stage many anglers were struggling for a bite. The sport improved through the second half of the day to produce good results at the end with ten 100lbs plus weights spread over a number of pools.
England International angler Jordan Holloway (Preston Innovations/Sonubaits) from Bewdley took top honours with an excellent 141lbs 14oz net of F1’s and proper carp from peg 31 on Top Pool. He fished maggot over groundbait down the edge for pretty much the whole match. Second spot went to ‘Mr Consistent’, Andy Power (Preston Innovations), at Extension peg 3. Andy had F1’s with carp to 8lbs fishing pellets tight over to put 134lbs 7oz on the scales. Peter Black from Birmingham secured third place with 132lbs 10oz at peg 13 on Extension Pool feeding 6 pints of casters to catch fish to 3lbs shallow.
Dale Shepherd almost made his long journey worthwhile fishing at High Pool peg 2 for 128lbs 2 oz. Stephen Luck weighed 113lbs 5oz for fifth and Jon Arthur recorded 108lbs 1oz for sixth spot.
The Angling Trust would like to offer a big thank you to Mike and Sarah and the whole team at Tunnel Barn Farm for being such good hosts and to David Kent for all his hard work on the day running the qualifier.
The next Fish ‘O’ Mania qualifier takes place at Monk Lakes, Marden, Kent on Saturday 8th June. Ticket sales close at 15.30 on Wednesday prior to the qualifier so make sure you visit the website HERE to book and secure a ticket.
How to Book Tickets
Tickets for the Fish’O’Mania XXVI qualifiers will again be sold via the Angling Trust events booking website HERE. Ticket prices have once more remained the same at £25 per qualifier.
1st Jordan Holloway 141lbs 14oz
2nd Andy Power 134lb 7oz
3rd Peter Black 132lbs 10oz
4th Dale Shepherd 128lbs 2oz
5th Stephen Luck 113lbs 5oz