The 15th Golden Rod qualifer took place today with again a full 60 sell-out field.The 15th Golden Rod qualifer took place today with again a full 60 sell-out field.
Conditions today were far from pleasant with a stiff NW wind and cool temperatures with driving rain for most of the competition.
The good news was the resident bream and skimmers fed well all around the complex but bonus carp still became the target to decide the overall result.
Winner on the day was Paul Wright (Dynamite / H&H) who drew peg 19. Paul fished the hybrid feeder with waffters at distance landing 4 good carp and 12 f1’s to weigh 68-08-00
Second on the day was Tony Johnson (Deeping St James AC) who drew peg 103. Tony fished the hybrid feeder fished at around 60m with pellet landing a superb carp of 22lbs plus a number of other smaller carp and F1’s to finish the day with 63-10-00.
3rd placed Mick Vials (Preston) drew peg 115 and fished the method at 50m landing one single carp of around 15lbs and backed this up with some quality bream & carp to weigh 33-10-00
4th placed Prezmek Solski put in a class performance drawing next to 3rd place Micky Vials.Prez fished the method long with waffters landing an all bream catch of 32-06-00
5th in the frame was Welsh rod, Mark Jones (Tredegar Tackle) who drew peg 25. Mark fished the cage and method feeders landing bream for a level 28lbs.
Qualifiers for the March Final (Winner of zone of 20)-
Paul Wright 68-08-00
Paddy McMahon 25-02-00
Tony Johnson 63-10-00
Section winners (Every 10 pegs)
Section A – Geoff Ringer 21-00-00
Section B – Tony Miessner 27-08-00
Section C – Brian Clark 22-12-00
Section D – Paddy McMahon 25-02-00
Section E – Ian Maltby 26-07-00
Section F – Eddy Brydon 16-08-00
Our thanks to Barston Lakes for hosting a superb qualifier.