Preston backed ace, Lee Kerry has won the Thorne Individual league after a very tight finish on the Stainforth and Keadby Canal. The result comes after the most challenging series in a number of years at the Yorkshire venue, with winning weights on some rounds being as low as 8lb.
Going in to the final round, Matt Godfrey was leading to the series, by just a couple of ounces, but with a result to be dropped after the final match, there were a lot of people in contention. Lee Kerry made the best of a reasonable draw to finish with 8lb 8oz, and when the dropped result was taken into consideration, he ended up finishing almost 3lb in front of second placed James Dent.
He commented: “I am obviously delighted to have won this event, and the £800 winners purse proved a lovely surprise just before Chistmas. Although the fishing has not been as good this year as it has been in the past, we have still enjoyed some great matches, and some very tight finishes. Even in the hard sections, anglers are still catching 4-5lb, which is a good days winter fishing in anybody’s book. I am really looking forward to the pairs competition, that starts in a couple of weeks – and again this looks set to be a popular event.”
Results On The Day:
1 Alan Scotthorne (Drennan/Sensas) 10lb 14oz
2 Cameron Hughes (Rive) 10lb 6oz
3 Mark Wainwright (Garbolino Ossett) 9lb 9oz
1st Lee Kerry (Preston) 41lb 9oz
2nd James Dent (Map) 38lb 10oz
3rd Alan Scotthorne (Drennan) 38lb 0oz
4th Matt Godfrey (Pole Fishing Magazine) 37lb 14oz
5th Sean Ashby (Sensas) 37lb 12oz
6th Bryan Hawkes (Sensas North) 36lb 12oz