Preston Innovations ace Adam Wakelin has set a new UK Championship record, with a massive 279lb 6oz net from Bait-Tech Viaduct Fishery in Somerset.
Adam took the huge net from corner Peg 119 on Campbell Pool, fishing 8mm pellets shallow down the edge at 16 metres.
hearing the news that he had set a new record, Adam was absolutely
delighted. He told us: "I have been fishing the UK Championship for 10
years now and have always wanted to win a round but never quite
managed it. To win the round and set a new record really is a
dream come true.
"I had a very simple match, fishing shallow with
hard pellets into the corner, just inches deep. I managed a total of 56
carp by the end of
the five-hour match. It really was a very special day. I do feel a bit
sorry for runner-up Andy Power, though – to miss out on the win by just
1oz is very disappointing. Still, he fished a great match, and
every dog has its day."
Match organiser Nigel Harrhy was
delighted with how the day had gone. He said: "Ten anglers weighed over
200lb, and there were a total of 28 people with more than 100lb of fish.
On the overall match, 67 anglers weighed in 6,753lb of fish, which
equates to more than 100lb per man. In anybody's book, they are awesome
1 Adam Wakelin (Preston Innovations, Sonubaits) 279-6-0
2 Andy Power (Preston Innovations, Sonubaits) 279-5-0
3 Jon Arthur (Pole Fishing, Maver Midlands) 242-0-0
Adam Wakelin (Preston Innovations, Sonubaits)
Jason le Bosquet (Garbolino, Bait-Tech)
Rob Wootton (Shimano, Dynamite)
Andy Power (Preston Innovations, Sonubaits)
Kian Wardle (Garbolino, Kamasan Starlets)
Grant Albutt (Matrix, Bait-Tech, BMW)
Nigel Harrhy (Barston Lakes)