Golden Reel Qualifier No16 Larford Lakes 7th July 2021

Lakes – Match & Specimen.

A muggy and still day. Fish were swimming shallow everywhere so the match started slow with the odd fish being caught shallow on pellet long.
As the day went on, fish started to feed down the edges and fishing short with meat & pellet.

Winner today and progressing to the September Final was Ashley Blunt who drew the burr bank, peg 16 on the Match Lake.
Ash fished the channel by the island mugging for most of the match on pellet, landing some good carp and F1’s to finish the day with 250-10-0.

Second placed Sam Brown (Maver) was unlucky not to qualify.
Sam drew peg 17 on the Specimen Chalet bank and fished the pellet waggler and later down his edges to record a superb 242-14-0, just 8lbs short of the winner.
Sam is rewarded with a place in the semi final so still in with a big shot at making the grand final.

Third in the frame was Pete (the meat) Upperton (Guru / Mainline) who drew peg 29 on the Match burr.
Pete caught shallow to start and later down his edges, fishing meat to weigh in 225-8-0 and securing a place in the Semi Finals.

Fourth placed Dave Roberts (Hereford) drew  peg 17 on the  Match Lake, weighing in 156-5-0 all caught on pellet shallow and meat down the edges.
Dave caught good carp and F1’s.

Fifth place was Perry Stone from peg 8 on the Match Lake with 132-12-0,