CATHERINE Furness triumphed in the first ever White Acres Ladies Festival winning the three day 34-pegger at the Cornish holiday park with a total of 12 points clinching the £1000 first place prize.
Catherine (Acomb Tackle, pictured below with one of her catches) opened her account in the friendly but firecely competitive event by notching up a first day win in very wet and very windy conditions poling chopped worm long at Twin Oaks 17 for 68-8-0 and top weight on the day.

On day two she drew peg 35 and went on to record a second section win with 17-11-0 again in tricky conditions to become the overall leader on weight 86-3-0 to Amanda Barber’s 85-13-0.
Catherine’s final draw placed her at Twin Oaks 10 and she recorded her third straight section win with 13-12-0 to complete her clean sweep.
Decoy Lakes’ Amanda Barber also managed three section wins for a 12 point maximum but lost out on weight with a 98-10-0 three day tally and settled for the £500 runner-up cheque.
These two ladies really showed their mettle in a field containing most of the White Acres backed NFA England Ladies squad including Emma Pickering who finished third overall with 11 points and 164-7-0, and twice Ladies World Champion Sandra Scotthorne who finished fourth on 11 points and 153-13-0.
Others: Claire Dagnall (White Acres NFA England Ladies) 10 128-11-0; Rita Bell (York Tackle) 10 108-12-0.
Daily winners: Day 1 Catherine Furness (Acomb Tackle) 68-8-0; Day 2 Sandra Scotthorne (White Acres NFA England Ladies) 62-4-0; Day 3 Emma Pickering (White Acres NFA England Ladies) 68-9-0.