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Mark Halksworth leads the way on the Tidal Trent


RiverFest Laughteron 2017

The latest RiverFest qualifier took place on the tidal Trent at North Clifton, Dunham and Laughterton. With a big tide expected to peak half way through the match, hopes were high for the skimmers and roach to feed.

Winner on the day and booking his place once again in the big money final was Trent stalwart Mark Halksworth who drew peg 38 at Laughterton.

Mark fished a groundbait feeder with worm and caster to entice skimmers and a couple of bream to 4lb on worm hookbait to storm to a decisive victory with 31-0-0.

Second, on the adjacent peg to Mark, was John Summerson who fished the same method as the winner to record 22-8-0 of skimmers and a bream.

In third place was Steve Edson at Laughterton peg 42. Steve amassed 16-10-0 in the five hours consisting of two bream and skimmers on a groundbait feeder worm and caster.

Taking the remaining framing spot and qualifying for the final was match organiser Alan Henry at peg 20 at Dunham where he fished groundbait feeder worm and caster to take roach, dace, perch and a 3lb barbel for a weight of 15lb.

The final qualifying space on a very hard North Clifton section went to another Trent regular Paul Moutrey who drew unfancied peg 28 and caught roach and perch on the feeder for 5-13-0.

The Angling Trust would like to thank Alan Henry and his team for all their efforts in organising the match.


1. Mark Halksworth 31-0-0

2. John Summerson 22-8-0

3. Steve Edson 16-10-0

4. Alan Henry 15-0-0


Paul Moutrey, Alan Henry and Mark Halksworth.

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