The Oaks Lakes, Sessay (Nr. Thirsk) played host to this latest Maver Mega "Match This" qualifier. With this being arguably the final qualifier event of the 2012 campaign for the North, the pressure was on for the forty nine competing anglers.
Winner on the day, and booking his place in the big money final, was Howard Kelly. Howard (Gilders Manchester) drew peg 26 on Cedar lake and finished the match with 85-01-00. Howard started the match fishing across to the island in just two feet of water using meat before changing to 6mm banded pellet fished shallow taking F1's to 2lbs with odd carp and Ide. Howard also qualifies for the Maver British Pole Championships in August.
Sean Cameron (Garbolino / Marukyu) finished close behind in second place. Sean drew peg 4 on Beech and opted to fish paste at 13m enjoying sport from mirrors and commons to 3lbs. Sean had a slow start to his match, but caught steady for the duration once he had managed to find the fish. Sean finished with a total of 80-06-00, enough to see him through to this year's British Pole Championships at Maver Larford Lakes.
Third place was taken by Middy-backed Chris Kendal, who drew peg 8 on Beech lake. Chris fished paste down the edge on his top two plus two, catching fish in short busy periods up to 2lbs. Chris joins Howard Kelly and Sean Cameron in the 2012 British Pole Championships.
Garbolino Elton's John Chapman took fourth place with 70-00-00 from peg 22 on Cedar lake, giving him a place in the British Pole Championship final at Larford Lakes.
Maver rod Craig Ebbrell also books his place in the British Pole Championship final. Craig drew peg 43 on Cedar lake to finish with 66-11-00.
Angler's Name Weight (lbs/oz) Peg # / Lake
Howard Kelly (Gilders Manchester) 85-01-00 26 (Cedars)
Sean Cameron (Garbolino / Marukyu) 80-06-00 4 (Beech)
Chris Kendal (Middy) 73-10-00 8 (Beech)
John Chapman (Garbolino Elton) 70-00-00 22 (Cedar)
Craig Ebbrell (Maver) 66-11-00 43 (Cedar)
Robert Minikin 65-04-00 5 (Ash)
Marc Jones 64-12-00 72 (Cedar)
Paul Burton 61-08-00 46 (Cedar)