A full ticket sell out for this latest qualifier. Conditions today were a mild 14C with overcast skies and a gentle breeze.
Fishing zones today were a full 20 on the Match Lake, 30 pegs on the Specimen Lake and 10 on the Arena Lake.
Winner overall and progressing to the March Grand Final was Stuart Fotheringham who drew peg 17 on the grass bank of the Match Lake.
Stu fished a method to the point of the island fishing various waffter hook baits landing 77-6-0 of carp and F1’s.
Second overall was Max Higgott from peg 39 on the Match Burr.
Max fished short and down his edges on the method and waffters, landing 74-3-0 just 3lbs short of a final placing.
Third to the frame was John Jones who drew peg 37 on the Match Burr.
John fished the method short and down his edges with waffter hook baits weighing in 71-9-0.
Fourth placed Ian Croxton won the split zone from the Arena Lake with 68-12-0 of small F1’s and carp plus a few big carp from peg 3.
Ian fished the method using waffters and dead red hook baits.
Fifth placed Darren Cox was very unlucky not to qualify for the final weighing in 64-10-0 from Arena peg 9.
Darren catch was made up from around 80-100 small carp plus some big bonus fish. Darren finished just 4lbs short of a automatic qualification place.
Zone winners (20 pegs per zone)
Stuart Fotheringham 77-6-0 peg 17 Match Lake
Alex Walker 64-4-0 peg 6 Specimen Lake
Ian Croxton 68-12-0 peg 3 Arena Lake