Although blistering hot conditions prevailed all day for the 130 anglers in the latest Fish ‘O’ Mania qualifying match held at Tunnel Barn Farm Fishery, Shrewley, Warwick on Saturday 26th May 2012, the weights were very impressive with seven weights over the magic ton and the lowest 10 peg section winning weight was 65 lbs 3 ozs.
Shimano Dynamite star Rob Wootton came top of the bunch with 135 lbs 14 ozs. Rob an Angling Consultant from Leicestershire fished long pole with worms across to the island at peg 10 on Canal pool to take a mixed net of F1’s, carp and barbel to 2 lbs.
Runner up Luke Bamford fom Sawley, Nottinghamshire drew peg 19 on Club pool where he fished corn down the side to land a succession of carp to 7 lbs for his 129 lbs 11 ozs. Third place fell to Andrew Morley from Sheffield who fished pellet shallow and corn down the edge for his net of carp and barbel weighing in at 114 lbs 5 ozs with his biggest fish at 8lbs. In fourth place was Kieron Rich a Fishing Coach from Manchester who weighed 113 lbs 11 ozs from peg 8 on Jennys pool, and Adam Richards from Billingham finished in fifth place with 105 lbs 1 oz from peg 4 on Canal pool.
With only five Fish ‘O’ Mania qualifiers remaining for 2012 the venue to watch on Wednesday 30th May will be Messingham Sands, Messingham, Nr Scunthorpe to see who will be the 12th qualifier winner to book their place in the Fish ‘O’ Mania grand final on 14th July 2012.
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