3rd Andy Neal (Frenzee / Bait-Tech) 104-08-00 peg 88 (Cary)
4th Grant Albutt (Garbolino / Bait-Tech) 96-10-00 peg 17 (Spring)
5th James Cooper (Guru) 95-13-00 peg 78 (Cary)
Overcast skies and temperatures of just 8 °C greeted the eighty four anglers taking part on this second Mega "Match This" qualifier held at Viaduct Fishery. With flat calm conditions, the resident carp proved difficult to fool.
Booking his place in the Grand Final on September 1st was Bait-Tech's Lee Woodhouse. Lee drew "spit peg" 81 on Cary lake and fished both pole and pellet long down the inside and bomb & pellet in open water to land thirteen carp to sixteen pounds for a winning total of 123-05-00.
Maver's Pemb Wrighting narrowly missed out on booking his place in the final with a superb 109-01-00 from peg 87 on Cary. Pemb, who has already qualified for the British Pole Championships from the qualifier event held at White Acres, Cornwall, in April, fished meat on the pole at distance to take some quality carp, but it wasn't enough for the Hampshire based man.
Third place on the day was taken by Frenzee / Bait-Tech rod, Andy Neal. Andy drew peg 88 on Cary and finished the match with a fine 104-08-00, booking his place in the Maver British Pole Championships.
Garbolino match ace Grant Albutt also confirmed his place in the British Pole Championships with a lake win from peg 17 on Spring lake and a fourth place finish overall, weighing in 96-10-00.
James Cooper (Guru) finished in fifth place weighing 95-13-00 from peg 78 on Cary, just 1oz ahead of local angler Ray Hayward, booking his place in the British Pole Championships alongside seventh placed Steve Denmead on account of both Pemb and Ray Hayward having already qualified.