A full turnout of 60 anglers all facing horrific conditions with gale force winds, heavy driving rain and highs of just 8C.
Despite these awful conditions weights were excellent and very close across all the lakes.
Winner on the day was Dale Shepherd who drew peg 57 on Benny’s Lake.
Dale fished a very simple and tidy match fishing a maggot feeder short landing a superb bag of quality F1’s and a few carp to weigh in 92-11-0 and a place in the March Grand Final.
Second placed Lee Hall was just 13oz short of the winner with 91-14-0 of carp and F1’s from peg 11 on Laurels.
Lee fished the method with various waffters and qualifies for the March Final.
Third in the frame was Vic Molyneux from peg 23 on Benny’s
Vic was very unlucky not to qualify for the final weighing in 90-11-0 of carp and F1’s all caught on the method feeder long with waffters.
Fourth on the day was Lewis Mifsud from peg 3 on Benny’s
Again, Lewis was just 3lbs short of the overall winner deserving a place in the final but needing a single pull to clinch it.
Lewis weighed in quality F1’s and carp all caught on the hybrid feeder.
Fifth to the frame was John Marshall from peg 52 on Benny’s
John fished the hybrid feeder short and 25m with waffter hook baits to weigh in 87-13-0.
Qualifiers :- ( Zones of 20)