Good weather ensured that fishing was to the highest level at this latest Fish ‘O’ Mania qualifier held at Viaduct Fishery, Somerset on Saturday, 1st April.
Taking one of the spare tickets on the day saw Robert Giles of South Wales land first place in what was a hard fought match.
Robert drew peg 111 on Campbell, starting short and switching to long pole he took carp to 16lbs on both meat and pellet with a superb winning weight of 178lbs 13ozs.
Lee Farmer was very close in second place with 177lbs 11ozs. Lee took his fish shallow on pellet at 16m.
Craig Edmunds, a manager from Yate, also drew on Campbell and despite breaking his pole put 177lbs 04ozs on the scales for third place.
1. Robert Giles 178lbs 13ozs
2. Lee Farmer 177lbs 11ozs
3. Craig Edmunds 177lbs 04ozs
4. Alex Murray 144lbs 03ozs
5. Rob Jones 141lbs 12ozs
The next Fish ‘O’ Mania qualifier takes place at Woodland View Fishery, Droitwich on Saturday, 8th April.