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England star books his final place at Burton

03.10.17

RiverFest Burton (2)

After the venue had produced excellent midweek weights, hopes were high for a repeat on this qualifier. An influx of cold water from heavy rain on the previous afternoon and evening though, resulted in many anglers struggling to get bites and only one double figure weight was recorded.

England international Steve Hemingray booked his place in the star studded final line up after catching 12-12-0 of roach and perch from fancied peg One (1) on Broadholme Island. All Steve’s fish fell to maggot hookbait fished over groundbait.

Second spot, and another place in the big money final went to Lee Bennett at peg 14 on Ferry Bridge. Lee caught his fish on stock float and maggots.

Third place overall, and yet another place in the final, which is worth a cool £13,000 to the winner, went to Ant White with 9-12-0 from peg 18 on the Baileys section. Ant used waggler and maggot for roach before switching his attention to perch on pole-fished worm.

Special thanks go to Tony Vandome, Wayne Swinscoe and their Coors AC team for organising a very well run qualifier.

Next qualifier – Sunday October 8th – River Medway.

RESULT:

1. Steve Hemingray 12-12-0

2. Lee Bennett 9-13-0

3. Ant White 9-12-0

4. Ade Reynolds 9-4-0

5. Paul Sanderson 8-15-0

6. Leigh Gardner 8-4-0

QUALIFIERS:

John Price, Mike Bedding and John Moody

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