Partridge produces thirteenth angler for Fish 'O' Mania grand final.
The latest Fish 'O' Mania qualifier hosted by Warrington’s Partridge Lakes has seen the thirteenth angler selected to fish the competition’s big money final.
Surrey’s Ben Emery – a previous finalist in 2012 – will take his position at Cudmore’s Arena on July 14 after topping the field with a weight of 123lb 5oz.
Ben, a 31-year-old cabinet maker fished peg 16 on Partridge’s Holbar 2 pool, netting carp to 12lb to amass the weight. The winning tactics were 6mm pellet shallow to start before switching to the margin to bag bigger fish.
It was Holbar 1 that produced the runner up of the qualifier. Peter Plat caught from the pool’s peg 9 to weigh in 81lb 11oz of carp. Third spot went to Grant Albutt fishing Cover peg 48 for 78lb 10oz.
Just three more places remain to be won until the grand final, with qualifiers remaining at Preston Innovations Boldings Fishery, Woodlands Lakes and Lindholme Lakes.