Last year's runner up makes 2012 Match This grand final.
Grant Albutt has booked his place in the 2012 Maver Match This Final after a win in the latest qualifier held at Preston innovations Woodlands View Fishery in the West Midlands.
Faced with tough conditions of strong winds and driving rain, Grant drew on the venue’s High Pool, peg 11. The Garbolino backed rod, who last year finished second in the first ever Match This final, fished 4mm pellet at 14meters and corn at 4meters before a late switch to corn over pellet down the edge to amass a weight of 97lb 1oz and take the win.
Close behind was Maver’s Jamie Hughes who fished peg 3 on Dean’s Pool to take 92lb 4oz.
Rob Brennan finished in third place and, therefore, books his place in the 2012 Maver British Pole Championships at Larford Lakes. Rob drew peg 49 on Dean's weighing in 90lb 6oz.
Results 1 Grant Albutt (Garbolino), 97-01-00, peg 11 High Pool
2 Jamie Hughes (Maver / Bag 'Em Baits), 92-04-00, peg 3 Dean’s Pool
3 Rob Brennan, 90-06-00, peg 49 Dean’s Pool
4 Shaun Hill, 77-12-00, peg 34 Dean’s Pool
5 Richie Hull (Garbolino), 71-12-00, peg 1 Dean’s Pool
6 Chris Cameron (Middy), 71-11-00, peg 18 Dean’s Pool