Big barbel haul wins Maver Match This heat

Carp didn’t get a look in during the latest Maver Match This qualifier held at Staffordshire’s Heronbrook Fisheries as winner Keith Emlyn managed to haul 121lb of barbel to secure his spot in the prestigious final.

The Oakengate Angling ace felt confident of extracting a big weight after he picked peg 27 on Meadow Pool out of the draw bag and seized the opportunity by catching barbel to 4lb at regular intervals on maggot fished towards the far bank.

Keith – who took the only triple figure haul of the day – will now get a shot at a minimum cash prize of £50,000 in the final which is set to be staged at Larford Lakes on Saturday August 20th.