Angling Times / Maver Pairs Qualifier
Saturday, 26th April 2008
The pairs qualifiers kicked off at Larford lakes on Saturday 26th Apil. 35 pairs had entered but only 30 pairs showed up on the day. This turned out to be their loss as the venue fished its socks off. 59 of the 60 anglers weighed in, recording a staggering 2,270.960kg (4996lbs) an average of 86lb per man.
A superb performance by the deadly duo of Steve Mayo and Des Shipp saw them recording a perfect 2 point score. Des Shipp won the match lake with a massive 121.060kg (266.5lb) of F1 carp fishing shallow on pole and pellet. His partner, Steve Mayo winning his section with 31.240kg of carp and bream from the Speci lake on pole and meat at 6m.
The other qualifying pair being local lads, Danny Bache and Ian Giddins. Danny and Ian tied for second on 4 points with two other pairs, their superior weight taking them through to the final.
|Match Lake Winners|
|1st||Des Shipp (Preston)||121.060kg|
|2nd||Wayne Bond (Wales)||92.760kg|
|4th||Ray Lamb (Mosella Black Country)||89.820kg|
|Specimen Lake Winners|
|1st||Paul Boothby (Maver)||74.480kg|
|2nd||Ian Giddins (Maver)||67.560kg|
|3rd||Rob Cooksey (Mosella Black Country)||63.300kg|
|4th||Paul Hubbard (Maver)||61.740kg|
All of the top weights from the speci lake were taken on the big splasher waggler with carp to 20lbs. Paul Boothby (Maver) fishing 35 - 40 yards with his big splasher taking a superb 74.480kg (164lbs) of carp to 15lb to win the lake comfortably.
|1st||Des Shipp & Steve Mayo||2 points||152.300kg|
|2nd||Ian Giddins & Danny Bache||4 points||134.580kg|
|3rd||Jamie Parkhouse & Dave Campbell||4 points||74.640kg|
|4th||Chris Harrison & Jason Shirley||4 points||68.040kg|