Hughes bags Heronbrook festival glory

Top commercial rod Jamie Hughes proved he is a force to be reckoned with at Staffordshire’s Heronbrook Fisheries when he landed his third festival win at the complex.

The Bag’em Baits ace managed to seal a brace of section victories and three seconds to record eight points during the week-long event to bag the coveted title and £1,400 prize.

His biggest weight came on day three when he tipped the scales round to 139lb 9oz and his overall weight broke the 550lb barrier.

Local rod Alan Bruce put several solid performances in but a poor score on day two say him eventually place 11 points on the board and take home the runners up award of £1,100.