A TURNOUT of 64 anglers who had all won matches with big weights from venues countrywide went head to head at Gold Valley in the Top Ten Accumulator final.

A heavy frost put paid to chances of big weights, but with £4,330 up for grabs, excitement at the draw was high.

A change to pole and worm at eight metres with only five minutes to go proved vital for Shaun Hill of Browning Team Cudmore, as he hooked and landed an 8lb carp, to just beat Jeb Attwood of Gold Valley qualification.


Left, winner Shaun, right, runner up Jeb.


As Shaun was presented with the Top Ten Accumulator Trophy and £2,000 cash, views from all who had taken part, was that this competition is going to prove very popular in the forthcoming years, with the prize money on offer set to hit the heights.

Jeb Attwood who collected £1,000 for second was philosophical as he watched Shaun land his match-winning carp, saying sport was hard because of the frost. All drawn on Syndicate targeted the big fish with groundbait feeder and worm, and any of 4 or 5 could have won in the last half hour.

1st Shaun Hill Browning Cudmore                    Peg   91 with 54lb 05oz            Trophy and £2,000.00

2nd Jeb Attwood Gold Valley                           Peg 100 with 52lb 09oz                               £1,000.00

3rd Roger Young Gold Valley                           Peg   88 with 45lb 04oz                               £   350.00

4th Derek Willan Browning Cudmore               Peg 113 with 44lb 11oz                               £   270.00

5th John Brogden Copthorne Lakes                 Peg 120 with 43lb 10oz                               £   200.00

6th Mark Goddard Gold Valley                        Peg 105 with 43lb 03oz                               £   105.00



Eight sections of £ 40.00 each


Mr Cyril Brewster of Browning Cudmore would like to thank all anglers, fishery owners & organisers who took part, and also the Angling Times, for their support and promises an even bigger event for the future