Forty-four anglers attended this latest "Match This" qualifier at Stafford Moor, Devon
The recent Maver Match This qualifier at Stafford Moor in Devon fished very difficult for all 44 participating anglers after overnight storms and heavy rain resulted in the larger resident carp on both Tanner's and Woody lakes being difficult to locate.
Winner on the day, and making it through to the big money final was Paul Morris from Summerland's Tackle. Paul opted for the shallow waggler fished long down the inside to take twenty-four carp up to 8lbs on pellet. Paul had to vary the depth of his rig throughout the day and continuously fed 8mm pellets (9 pints in total) to keep the fish coming to the net.
Second place went to Fishing Republic's James Stones after Harry Billing's 124-05-00 was discounted due to both skimmers and carp being found in all three of his nets at the weigh in. James fished pole and 8mm pellet down the margins from peg 25 on Tanner's to take sixteen carp to 9lbs for a total of 77-15-00.
Finishing in third place and narrowly missing out on a qualification spot was Stuart Foale. The Avon Angling rod finished with 75-01-00.
1st Paul Morris Peg 1 (Tanner’s)
2nd James Stones Peg 25 (Tanner’s)
3rd Stuart Foale Peg 18 (Tanner’s)
4th Mark Stainsby Peg 13 (Tanner’s)
5th Mark Hayman Peg 8 (Tanner’s)
6th Andy Morrison Peg 23 (Tanner’s)
7th Simon Kiefer Peg 32 (Woody)
8th Snowy Ashington