The River Trent was running at seasonal level for this qualifier and with cloud cover and early morning rain, bream weights were expected to dominate the proceedings in at least two of the zones.
The match was won at downstream end peg 60 by Stuart Gray who plundered a shoal of bream and skimmers on a feeder for a 55lb total. This put him 18lb clear of the field and won him a place in the final as winner of C section.
In second place, with another feeder weight of 38lb 3oz was England International Steve Hemingray. This comprised of bream and skimmers and won Steve a place in the final as winner of A section.
B Zone winner at end peg 40 was Steve Harwood with 17-8-0 of roach and perch on pole fished casters over groundbait.
1. Stuart Gray 55-0-0
2. Steve Hemingray 38-3-0
3. Dan Ashington 28-5-0
4. James Robbins 19-8-0
5. Andrew Dixon 18-6-0
Stuart Gray, Steve Hemingray, Steve Harwood
July 13th- River Don
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