Qualifiers to Date

Golden Reel Qualifier No8, Larford Lakes, Wednesday July 1st 2020

Lakes – Match & Specimen This latest mid-week qualifier was not so well supported with 61 anglers participating. Conditions on the day were humid with highs of around 20C, a gentle breeze with mainly overcast skies and light showers. Winner overall and progressing to the September Grand Final was James Evans (Solihull AC / Smithies Angling) from fancies peg 46 on the Match Lake burr bank. James fished bomb & pellet early in the match and then reverted to long pole shallow with pellet. Later switching to his edges, the carp and f1’s were lined up. His feed was pellet ...
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Golden Reel Qualifier No 7 Lindholme Lakes, Saturday 27th June 2020.

Again a sell out 100 qualifier. Conditions on the day presented a change in temperature falling substantially to around 18C. Strong winds and heavy showers also made for difficult conditions. Winner on the day was Tom Edwards (Diawa/ Advantage Baits) who drew peg 6 on Bennys Lake. Tom fished caster and pellet shallow landing a bumper bag of prime F1’s and a few bonus carp to weigh in 181-7-0. Tom progresses to his second Golden Reel Final on the bounce. Carl O’Brien was second on the day. Fishing caster shallow and late corn over groundbait down his edges, Carl ended ...
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Golden Reel Qualifier No 6, Larford Lakes, Wednesday 24th June 2020

Lakes Match, Specimen & Arena. Seriously hot conditions with temperatures of 32C, little or no breeze and a full field of 100 anglers was always going to make for a difficult qualifier. That being said, Mikey Williams (Guru) broke the match lake record with a massive 401-8-0 of carp and F1’s from peg 30 on the Match Lake. Mike fished the pole shallow with dead reds and casters for most of the match, bagging 130lbs in the first hour. Later switching to his edges, fishing corn over ground bait, qualifying in style and smashing the lake record! Mike progresses to ...
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Golden Reel Qualifier No 5, Woodlands View, Saturday June 20th

Lakes :- Hay, Barley, Front Deans, Back Deans, High and Arles. 86 anglers turned out for this latest qualifier. Conditions on the day were humid with highs of around 22C. Winner today with a weight of 146-10-0 was Sam Slockett (Preston / Sonu Baits) who drew peg 62 on Back Deans. Sam fished banded pellet down his edges landing carp and F1’s. Sam progresses to the September Grand Final and a shot at the £50k title. 2nd overall was Mike McMillan (Garbolino / Spotted Fin) with 138-13-0 from peg 10 on Hay. Mike fished the long pole with pellet, bagging ...
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Golden Reel Qualifier No 4, Partridge Lakes, Saturday June 13th 2020

Lakes :- Covey 1-6 & Spey Lakes. A full 100 peg sell out for the popular Partridge Lakes. Conditions for the match was very warm, almost breathless with highs of around 24C. Winner overall, and progressing to the September Grand final was Kieran Marsden who drew peg 149 on Covey 6. Fishing tight across with pellet and maggot shallow, the Crester-Dynamite sponsored angler produced a stunning performance, landing a massive 197-1-0. Second on the day was Lee Thornton (Middy) from peg 141 on Covey 6. Lee fished pellet shallow and to depth, landing carp and F1’s to weigh 187-3-0. Lee ...
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Golden Reel Qualifier Sunday 7th June 2020 Larford Lakes

Following red hot temperatures in excess of 27C, the qualifier faced a rapid temperature change with highs of only 14C on the day of the qualifier. This big change to the conditions put the resident Specimen Lake carp into a moody situation with very few carp prepared to feed. The Match Lake was a different story with plenty of carp and F1’s feeding well. The Arena was also moody with most of the resident carp swimming shallow. The 100 peg sell out was handled well with social distancing both at the draw and at the pegs. Every effort was applied ...
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Golden Reel Qualifier No2 Woodlands View Sunday 22nd March 2020

Lakes – High, Arles, Front Deans & Back Deans. Seventy two anglers made their way to the popular Woodlands View complex to compete for a converted Grand Final placing for the 2020 Golden Reel Final. The winner today was Andy Power (Preston) from peg 22 on front Deans. On drawing his peg, Andy’s approach was the long pole fished at 14m with maggot fished shallow. Consistent and accurate feeding produced carp and F1s from the whistle with some good quality carp boosting his overall weight to 139-0-0 and a place once again in the 2020 Grand Final. Second to the ...
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Golden Reel Qualifier No1 Viaduct Fishery Saturday 21st March 2020

Lakes – Cambell, Kary, Lodge, Match and middle. A total of 78 anglers travelled to the popular Viaduct fishery in Somerset to hopefully clinch a place in the 2020 Golden Reel Grand Final. Conditions on the day were near perfect with bright sunshine, a gentle wind and highs of around 14C. Winner today and progressing to the final was John Hannam (South Wales) who drew peg 135 on Campbell. John new the peg well having qualified from it only days before to reach the Fish O Mania final. So John now has the chance to compete for a staggering £100k ...
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