Geldart takes Preston Festival

Andy Geldart has won the Preston Festival at White Acres with a 35 point score, overall weight giving him the advantage over Darren Cox.

The Garbolino man posted three section wins and two seconds to take the £3,000 cheque and secure his place in the Parkdean Masters final. A final day 110lb net from peg 29 on Bolingey Lake sealed victory, getting the crucial section win by just 3lb.

Welsh international angler Lee Edwards finished third, also recording 35 points but with a 6 point score dropped.