Pole Fishing’s editorial assistant, Matt Godfrey, and regular Match and Pole Fishing contributor Tom Scholey have won the Preston Innovations-sponsored Parkdean Pairs Festival at White Acres.
The duo clinched the win after a tight festival – which saw them tied at the top of the 28-pair field going into the final day. Fortunately for the Daventry-based pair, a favourable draw on the Trewaters complex gave them two section wins, meaning they took victory by a four-point margin.
Tom commented: “It has been a brilliant week's fishing, and Matt and I have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and are delighted to have lifted the trophy. The competition has been really tight all week – and because every result counts, just one bad performance on the last day could have seen us drop right down the rankings. Fortunately, the draw-bag gods were kind, and a good final day meant we did enough to clinch the title.”
Runners-up were local aces Harry Billing and Stewart Lister, with Norfolk rods Jimmy Brooks and Simon Smith taking third place.
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