Andy Power has won the first day of the Daiwa Pole Fishing Masters, with a 194-15-0 net of carp and F1s. Drawn on peg 32 on House Pool, the Preston backed ace fished maggots down the middle, catching good sized F1s, and also added to his net with several good carp on dobbing tactics
Andy topped a tough section, with England International and Drennan backed ace Alan Scotthorne finishing second in the section – and third in the match off peg 29. Alan weighed 160-8-0.
Finishing second in the match, and also winning his section from peg 39 on Extension with 175-3-0 was Preston backed ace Lee Kerry. Lee caught good F1s on pellets fished shallow, and also caught a few carp fishing maggots over groundbait across to the far bank.
All in all, the match was a big weight affair with 22 weights over the 100lb mark – and the lowest section winning weight a respectable 71b 4oz.
Tomorrow sees the second day of the contest, with the 89 competitors rotating sections. After the match, we will provide a league table ranking to give a better picture of who might be in contention to scoop the title of ‘Daiwa Pole Fishing Master’ and £2,000 cash and Daiwa Air pole that goes with it.
1 Andy Power (Preston Innovations/ Sonubaits) 194-15-0 (House 32)
2 Lee Kerry (Preston Innovations/ Sonubaits) 175-3-0 (Extension 39)
3 Alan Scotthorne (Drennan/ Sensas) 160-808 (House 29)
4 Andy Bennett (Daiwa/ Guru) 150-3-0 (House 16)
5 Gary Jubb (Barnburgh) 142-14-0 (Jennys 6)
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