Kieron Rich a step closer to £30,000

Top commercial angler Kieron Rich is the latest angler to make it through to the £30,000 winner-takes-all Fish O’Mania final.

The Daiwa-backed matchman weighed in more than 61 kilos of F1s to win the qualifier at Preston Innovations Boldings.

He said: “This is the fourth time I have now qualified for the Fish O’ Mania final. Twice at Hayfield and this will be my second time at Cudmore so I know the venue very well.

“I am always on the phone to Andy May another Cudmore regular to ask about information about the venue. I am looking forward to the Fish ‘O’ Mania final on 16th July and do not tend to suffer from nerves, but having spectators around the lake can put the pressure on.”

For the full result, see this week’s Angling Times on sale June 21st.