Nottingham ace Lee Wright has won the Maver Match This qualifier at Makins Fishery, guaranteeing himself a place in the £50,000 Maver Match This Final. Matrix, and Dynamite Baits-backed Lee drew Peg 9 on Reptile Lake and opted to fish casters in the shallow water up to the island, with maggots on the hook to end the match with 74-11-00.
commented: "I am over the moon to be in the final, and to be honest it
still hasn't quite sunk in yet. I had quite a slow start to the match,
but when the fish turned up, they turned up in numbers and I was able to
really clatter them for the last hour. I'm glad I stuck to my guns, though, as I had almost given up halfway through! It just goes to show
how patience can pay!"
Got Baits rod, Carl Williams finished in
second place from Peg 2, also on Reptile. Carl fished down the inside
feeding maggot with maggot on the hook. At the end of the match, he
offered 69-04-00 to the scales, earning himself a place in the 2013
British Pole Championships.
Overall, weights were a little down
on expectation with the resident carp making the most of the sudden rise
in temperature and taking the opportunity to finish spawning which had
been interrupted several weeks ago.
Last year's qualifier event
winner, Craig Elkin (Matrix / Bait-Tech), finished in third place on the
day weighing in 60lb exactly. Craig drew Peg 16 on Lake Seven and
fished casters over groundbait, also qualifying for the Maver British
Mick Bull (Shimano / Guru / Dynamite Baits)
finished in fourth place winning on the Snake lake from Peg 15. Mick
opted to fish tight to the island alternating between maggot and caster
over a bed of hemp to return 58-10-00.
Taking the last of the
automatic British Pole Championship places was Adrian Higginbottom.
Adrian drew Peg 11 on Lake Seven ending the day with 56-08-00.
1 Lee Wright (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) 74-11-00 (Reptile 9)
2 Carl Williams (Got Baits) 69-04-0 (Reptile 2)
3 Craig Elkin (Matrix / Bait-Tech) 60-00-00 (Severn 16)
4 Mick Bull (Shimano / Dynamite Baits / Guru)58-10-00 (Snake 15)
5 Adrian Higginbottom (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) 56-08-08 (Severn 11)
Qualifier for Grand Final: Lee Wright (Matrix / Dynamite Baits)
for British Pole Championships: Lee Wright (Matrix / Dynamite Baits),
Carl Williams (Got Baits), Craig Elkin (Matrix / Bait-Tech), Mick Bull
(Shimano / Guru / Dynamite Baits) and Adrian Higginbottom (Matrix