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Fish ‘O’ Mania Veteran and Local Angler Steve Jackson books first Fish ‘O’ Mania final qualifying place

09.03.17

Steve Jackson Viaduct FOM winner

Heavy rain greeted the 100 anglers for this first round of Fish ‘O’ Mania at Viaduct Fishery, Somerset on Wednesday 8th March 2017. The weather did soon clear and fishing was to its normal high level.

Local angler Steve Jackson and Fish ‘O’ Mania Veteran, fishing for Garbolino put his many years of experience to good effect when he drew peg 129 on Campbell.

Steve stayed on the waggler for the match, fishing both shallow and deep with 6mm pellets to take carp up to 12lbs to record a brilliant winning weight of 141.09 lbs and booked his ticket in the Fish ‘O’ Mania grand final in July.

Hard on his heels for second place was Frank Donachie of Swindon, fishing for Colmic and also on Campbell he fished the bomb and waggler taking carp up to 10lbs to record a weight of 140.07 lbs. Gareth Lennox fishing for Frenzee took carp up to 15lbs on both pellet and meat to record 135.13 lbs. Thomas Sexton of Ealing made his long journey to the South West pay by weighing in 129lbs, which included one carp of 18lbs. Andy Cranston fishing for Preston Thatchers and was part of the Sensas England Youth team last year took 125- 09 to the scales again an all carp catch.

S. Jackson 141-09

F. Donachie 140.07

G. Lennox 135.13

T. Sexton 129.08

A. Cranston 125-09

The second Fish ‘O’ Mania qualifier for this year moves to Heronbrook Fisheries, Eccleshall on Saturday 11th March.

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