Eleven teams of six anglers competed for the coveted title in the 2012 Angling Trust Masters held at Leicestershire’s Mallory Park Fisheries on Saturday 11th August.
The event was well spread out over the seven Glebe pools, the Foundation Lake and Mallory Big Lake. With so many lakes that all fish differently this was going to be a real challenge to the teams taking part. It turned out to be a great day’s fishing with 22 weights over 100lbs.
With just one pound separating the top three individuals it was Adam Wakelin fishing for Drennan who won first place on the day with a winning weight of 178lbs 8oz. Adam on the Foundation Lake put in an epic performance catching most of his fish on the feeder.
In second place saw both anglers tying on 177lbs 8oz, Aaron Morton Total Fishing and Dom Lanni for Marukyu Green.
The Team event was always going to be a difficult one to call with so many big weights being caught on the day. At the end local knowledge paid off with Marukyu Red winning with 24 points. The team consisted of Chris Downs 152lbs 08oz, John Hall 60lbs 02 oz, Jamie Adcock 133lbs 06oz, Chris Allen 122lbs, Gordon Parker 136lbs and Steve Porter 99lbs 08oz.
1st Marukyu Red - 24 points
2nd Total Fishing - 25 points
3rd Marukyu Green - 31 points
Adam Wakelin (Drennan) 178lbs 8oz
Aaron Moreton (Total Fishing) 177lbs 8oz
Dom Lanni (Marukyu Green) 177lbs 8oz
Jarrad Smith (Total Fishing) 171lbs
Kev Russell (Marukyu Green) 164lbs 08oz
Peter Bailey (South West Match Group) 156lbs
Chris Downs (Marukyu Red) 152lbs 8oz
Jay De Clouet (Marukyu Green ) 161lbs 14oz
Phil Ringer (Drennan) 146lbs 04oz
Fishery owner Roy Marlow presented the prizes and thanked everyone who had fished for being great Ambassadors for the Angling Trust.