The recently opened Trio Lake once again showed it could be set to become one of the best match waters in the country when in threw up a winning 104-3-0 to Mike Billingham.
With all the waters on the Blundells complex coming to life in the last few weeks, competitors were faced with a tricky decision of which one to target in the rover match, but those who opted for Trio were rewarded.
Fishing from peg 31, Mike decided to fish maggot over a bed of micro pellets to tempt the resident F1s into having a go and within 10 minutes his first fish was in the net.
The action kept coming until a series of liners indicated the shoals had come up in the water and after chucking the deck rig up the bank and exchanging it for a shallow set-up, it was a bite-a-chuck.
“The lake is in fantastic form at the moment and once the F1s showed up they never left. The fish average about 8oz apiece and I reckon I had over 200 of them in my winning haul,” said Mike.
Second-placed Tolga Istek was on the same lake and used a short approach for 93-15-0 while Andy Pickles completed the frame with a 55-6-0 net from Ash Pool.