Maver Classic 2008 - Day One
Sunday, 4th May 2008
107 anglers competed in the 2008 Maver Classic final, held at the prolific Larford lakes on Sunday 4th and Monday 5th May.
Changeable weather and atmospheric conditions made the fishing difficult (by normal Larford standards) with many fish preparing to spawn. This did not, however, stop some monstrous weights being recorded over the two day event. A total weight of 11,425lbs was recorded, which equates to over 106lbs per man. With a line-up that read like a "who's who" of UK match fishing, the final result was always going to be close, as was born out with three anglers recording perfect two point scores.
Sunday started with heavy rain as the anglers made their draw and began the match. The sport on both the Match and Arena lakes was prolific and the average weight on the Arena was over 130lbs per man. Maver Barnsley Blacks star Andy Oldham recording the top weight with a massive 195lbs 6oz, just short of the lake record. On the match lake Pemb Wrighting put 191lbs 7oz on the scales from peg 40 opposite the island to win his section. Both men catching shallow on the pole consistently throughout the day.
Over on the Specimen lake it was Steve Ringer leading the way. Drawn on end peg 4 on the Burr bank, Steve utilised his space to catch in the margins, recording 121lbs 3oz to comfortably win his section and the lake. Will Raison, drawn on fancied peg 80, fished the splasher waggler and groundbait to put 99lbs 12oz onto the scales for a section win.
|Match/Arena Lake Winner|
|Andy Oldham (Maver Barnsley Blacks)||Arena||36||195lbs 6oz|
|Match and Arena Lake Section Winners|
|Match A||Danny Hallam (Pickerings)||12||118lbs 14oz|
|Match B||Pemb Wrighting (Milo Bordon)||40||191lbs 7oz|
|Match C||Nick Speed||56||88lbs 10oz|
|Match D||Darren Cox (Garbolino)||77||135lbs 2oz|
|Arena E||Andrew Murphy (Shimano Wales)||32||188lbs 3oz (by default)|
|Specimen Lake Winners|
|Steve Ringer (Shimano)||4||121lbs 3oz|
Go To Day Two
|Specimen Lake Section Winners|
|A||Dave Roberts||16||85lbs 4oz (by default)|
|B||Craig Ebrell (Garbolino)||32||61lbs 15oz|
|C||Des Shipp (Preston)||58||79lbs 15oz|
|D||Paul Holland (Daiwa Dorking)||67||88lbs 8oz|
|E||Will Raison (Daiwa)||80||99lbs 12oz|