Golden Rod Qualifier No1, Larford Lakes, Saturday 14th October 2023

Match, Specimen & Arena Lakes.

A full sell-out for this opening Golden Rod qualifier. Conditions were difficult due to substantial rainfall and a drop in temperature with highs of just 16C, coupled with a cold night, dropping to 5C.

The winner today and straight into the final was Adam Jones from peg 8 on the Specimen Lake.
Adam caught most of his big carp short and down his edges on waffter and dead red hook bait to the method feeder. Adam weighed in fish well over 20 lbs to finish the day with 174-10-0.

Second, on the day was Andy Kinder from peg 10 on the Specimen Lake with 117-6-0.
Andy caught short and down his edges with dead reds and ground bait fished on a hybrid feeder.

Third overall was Dave Wood who drew peg 7 on the Arena Lake weighing in 102-2-0 all caught on a hybrid feeder and waffters.
Dave fished micro pellets around the feeder casting close to the middle of the lake. Dave also qualifies for the big final.

Fourth to frame was Stephan Pal from peg 11 on the Specimen Lake.
Steph fished long on the hybrid feeder and waffters, landing 101-15-0 of prime carp and bream.

Fifth-placed Ryan Wilson drew peg 9 on the Specimen Lake bagging 98-13-0 to the hybrid feeder loaded with micro pellets which produced some big carp and bream.


Adam Jones
Steve Brindley
Dave Wood