100 pike landed at Chew champs qualifier

The latest qualifying rounds of the Fox Rage, British Lure Angling Championship proved productive for the dozens of anglers who took part with hundreds of fish landed across both days.

A total of 66 anglers tackled the renowned Chew Valley Reservoir in Somerset where over 100 pike were landed. Paul Parnell came out on top with 6 specimens for 340cm followed by World Champion fly angler, John Horsey, with 303cm. Marcin Kwasniewski, Ben Davis, 2013 Pike Champ Bill Dowding, John Cheyne and Stephan Bates, who caught the biggest pike weighing 20lb (pictured), also qualified for the final. Just a week later, anglers turned their attention to the Grand Union Canal near Leamington Spa, Warks. Alan Day caught two zander on jigs to win the day with Dariusz Swierzko, Andy Charmer, Matt Boast, Lee Garner and Paul Oakenden also progressing to the televised grand final in October.

The next qualifier takes place on the River Thames in Oxford on July 5. If you fancy taking part, details can be found at www.lurematch.blogspot.co.uk.

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