The 13th Golden Rod qualifier took place today with another 60 peg sellout. Conditions were very difficult with freezing water temperatures and a cold north breeze. Needless to say, getting bites proved difficult.
Winner on the day was Steve Seaborn (Daiwa) who drew peg 30 on the Match Lake. Steve fished the Method short with waffters to catch carp and F1’s weighing 45-02-00.
2nd on the day was Perry Stone (Cresta) who drew peg 48 on the Match Lake weighing in 27-14-00.Perry caught on the pellet feeder catching F1’s and carp.
3rd placed Ian Giddins (Bag’em) drew peg 18 on the Match Lake and fishded Method with boilies catching carp and F1’s weight 25-01-00.
4th on the day was Simon Richardson (Dot’em down Fatty’s) who drew peg 68 on the specimen Lake. Simon caught 12lbs of skimmers on the cage feeder at 30m and late in the match switched to method short finding a late carp of 12lbs+. Simon finished the day with 24-02-00
5th placed Martin Harrell (Larford) drew peg 24 on the Match Lake.Martin fished the method and cage feeder weighing 24-01-00.
6th overall was Kieron Rich who drew peg 22 on the Match Lake weighing 22-08-00 to method & boilies.
Qualifiers for the March Final (Winner of zone of 20)-
Steve Seaborn 45-02-00
Simon Richardson 24-02-00
Pete Jones 20-03-00
Section winners (Every 10 pegs)
Section A – Kieron Rich 22-08-00
Section B – Tom Hobbs 17-05-00
Section C – Matt Blackmore 20-05-00
Section D – Andy Power 11-01-00
Section E – Mick Vials 13-14-00
Section F – Pete Jones 20-03-00
Our thanks to Larford Lakes for hosting this latest qualifier.