The 19th Golden Rod qualifer was fished today at Southfield reservoir.
Again, it was a complete sell out.
Conditions were not favourable with a freezing easterly wind and hard frost overnight.
It was only the wind that kept the lake free from ice and fishing was always going to be difficult. Needless to say, very few fish were caught.
Winner overall was Trevor Renwick with 5lbs 15oz. Trevor caught just two bream. Trevor fished a cage feeder at 60m with a little piece of worm tipped with a couple of pinkies from peg 46.
2nd on the day was Matt Benwell (AS feeders) who drew peg 79.
Matt also fished the cage feeder at 60m with double pinkie landing two bream for 4-14-00.
Joint 3rd placed Jamie Stevenson drew peg 47 and fished the cage feeder at distance with pinkie and worm landing 3-09-00
Sharing 3rd place was Anthony Haynes Jnr who drew peg 49 landing 3lb 9oz to cage feeder fished at distance.
5th placed Gordon Simm drew peg 78 and fished the cage at 50m landing 3lb 6oz.
6th overall was Steve Drage with 2-01-00 from peg 53.
Qualifiers for the March Final (Winner of zone of 20)-
Sean Kelly (By way of draw)
Section winners (Every 10 pegs)
Section winners were drawn from peg numbers.
So all in all a very difficult match due to the freezing temperatures and harsh easterly wind.
Our thanks to Mick Axon for running the match and our sincere thanks to Southfield.