Angler Tom wins £1,000 two-day festival title

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The event saw competitors take to both Skylark Lake and Falcon Lake.

After day one the scene was set for a fantastic final day, with six anglers all on one point it was always going to be down to the draw.

Drawn on Skylark Lake, peg eight was the Sensas A4-backed Tom Edwards, who fancied his chances to burst a few anglers’ bubbles with another section win.

Tom struggled in the first half of the match to catch consistently, before switching down his margin swim were he found that his maggot and groundbait produced a mixed bag of fish for a winning total weight of 94lbs 8oz.

This gave Tom the perfect score of two points and this year’s winners’ cheque.

In second on Skylark Lake was Ashley Miller on end peg 17 with 90lbs 4oz to win his section.

Over on Falcon Lake high weights were once again the order of the day with Steve Gregory putting 165lbs 0oz of F1 carp on the scales and giving him a final day score of three points, and second overall in the festival on weight.

In second on Falcon Lake was Toby Pepper with 163lbs 0oz being enough to win his section.

Overall result: 1 Tom Edwards (Sensas A4) 2pts, 2 Steve Gregory (Middy/Miracle Baits) 3pts (on weight), 3 Matt Pillay (MAP/Bag Em Baits) 3pts, 4 Carl Lee Hopps (Westwood Lakes) 4pts (on weight), 5 Toby Pepper (Westwood Lakes) 4pts.

Thursday’s Over 50s Open match saw 40 anglers take part.

Ray Gregory had a marrow victory from peg 10, weighing 83lbs 14oz.

Ray fished tight across on pellet to catch a mixed bag of fish.

Results: 1 Ray Gregory (Townsend AC) 83lbs 14oz, 2 Dave Robinson (Lincoln Vets) 81lbs 4oz, 3 Bill Whitworth (Lincoln Vets) 69lbs 12oz, 4 Dave Riley (Aston Park) 60lbs 14oz.

Tuesday’s Open mtch of Falcon Lake was won by Steve Reid from peg 35 with 134lbs 4oz.

Results: 1 Steve Reid (RAF Garbolino) 134lbs 4oz, 2 John Gooden (Westwood Glamour Boys) 128lbs 9oz, 3 Lee Cowlan (Miracle Baits) 128lbs 4oz, 4 Adam Swain (Sensas A4) 126lbs 14oz, 5 Steve Gregory (Middy/Miracle Baits) 126lbs 12oz.