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Adam makes fourth Fish'O Final from Makins


Adam Makins Fishery

Makins Fishery played host to a very wet start to the Fifteenth Qualifier of Fish’O’Mania XXV. Talk at the draw was that both Lake 3 and Lake 4 had good recent form and it was really uncertain where the winning weight would come from. At the all in most anglers took a cautious approach, building up their swims and catching a few fish shallow. However, as the match progressed more and more fish came in the margins and a right ding dong battle ensued on Lake 3 between Adam Richards and Lee Farmer.

It was the Browning backed angler Adam Richards who eventually took the plaudits and his spot in the 50k final, edging out Lee by just 8lbs. Drawing peg 5 on the prolific Lake 3, Adam amassed an impressive 154lb 6oz in the five hours. Adam started his match as many did, shallow, taking small carp on pellets. However, as the day warmed up he switched down his margins, still on pellet, to take a few larger fish.

The unfortunate runner up was Lee Farmer a bricklayer from Market Harborough, who put 146lb 2oz on the scales. Lee also caught the majority of his weight down the edge, but elected to fish meat which caught him a few slightly larger carp to 6lbs.

Rounding out the top three was Lee Smith who drew peg 29 on Lake 4. Lee a driller from Derby, found a slightly larger stamp of Carp to 10lb on Lake 4 and corralled them into his swim with micro pellets and worm. At the scales Lee had amassed 142lb dead, A rued a missed chance stating he ‘lost too many’.

Our thanks must go to Alan Mcdiarmid and his team at Makins Fishery for being exceptional hosts and to Mark Morris for running the match. Our next qualifier is on the popular The Oaks Fishery, for which there will be a few tickets available on spec on the morning.

Anglers are reminded that ticket sales close on a Monday at 11:00 for a Wednesday match and on Wednesday at 15:30 for a Saturday match, so make sure you guarantee your ticket in time HERE.


1. Adam Richards 154lbs 6oz

2. Lee Farmer 146lbs 2oz

3. Lee Smith 142lbs

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