Heavy overnight rain and a drop in temperatures could well of effected the catch rates for the 17th qualifier here at Lindholme Lakes.
How wrong can you be. The fantastic complex produced 3 weights over 300lbs, 5 weights over 200lbs and a staggering 30 weights over 100lbs for the 50 competitors.
Winner today was Andy Power (Preston) who drew peg 33 on the Laurel Lake.
Andy fished caster shallow at 6m which produced a bite every chuck from quality F1’s and a few carp.
Andy recorded a massive 337-14-0, almost 30lbs clear of his nearest rival.
So onwards to yet another Golden Reel Final and defending his 2018 title.
Second on the day was Dale Shepherd who drew peg 14 on Benny’s Lake.
Dale fished pellet shallow at 14m landing an all F1 catch to weigh 308-6-0.
Third placed Michael Owen (Lindholme) drew peg 28 on Benny’s lake landing 300-9-0 of F1’s caught on pellet shallow.
Fourth in the frame was Alex Dockerty (Drennan / Dynamite ) who drew peg 16 on Laurel.
Alex fished pellet shallow at 13m weighing in an all F1 catch that tipped the scales at 291-14-0.
Fifth overall was Jake Nightingale (Lindholme) from peg 12 on Benny’s.
Jake fished hard pellet at 13m shallow to weigh 268-13-0
Sixth in the frame was Les Marshall (Dynamite) from peg 35 on the Beeches Lake with 233-7-0.
Les caught on pellet shallow and later down his edge.
Our thanks to Neil and Aoran for hosting a suberb qualifier.
Next qualifier, The Glebe 17th July. Draw 9am.