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Traves leads the way on the RiverFest qualifier - Warwickshire Avon


Photo of qualifiers; Terry Trueman Mark Traves and Scott Geens

A very low and clear river Avon greeted the sell-out 60 anglers at the weekend on the Seven Meadows, Stannells and Manor Farm sections.

The big weights of chub we saw last year at Seven Meadows did not materialise and the section at Manor Farm dominated the main list this time around.

Severn expert Mark Traves put his experience of catching barbel on the float to good use when he drew noted barbel peg 44 at Manor. He fished a DH Bolo float, feeding casters and hemp with two red maggots on the hook to land three barbel up to 9lb’s and some small bits to comfortably win with 20lb’s 2oz.

Second overall and only two pegs downstream was Tri-cast angler Dave Roberts who caught two bream and a small barbel on chopped worm and pole for 15lb’s 12oz. Shakespeare’s Steve Williams was third with 14lb 10oz of small chub fishing tight across on a small waggler.

The Angling Trust would like to offer their thanks and appreciation to the local representatives for all their work.

Top 3 overall:

1st Mark Traves (Sensas) 20lb 2oz

2nd David Roberts (Tri-Cast) 15lb 12oz

3rd Steve Williams(Shakespeare) 14lb 10oz

Qualifiers going through to the RiverFest grand final:

1-20 Terry Trueman (MAP)

21-40 Scott Geens (Garbolino)

41-60 Mark Traves (Sensas)

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