It was last years Shakespeare Champion, Welsh International Andy ‘Spud’ Murphy who claimed victory in the last Shakespeare Championship Qualifier of 2012. Drawn on peg 65, Spud pinned his faith in a chopped worm and caster approach on the long pole – and it paid off in grand style. He found several big eels, and a host of smaller perch on the flat float to end with a 7-2-0 total.
One of the Avon’s resident whiskers made up a large part of runner up Tony Woodhouse’s 7-0-0 net. Drawn on peg nine on the Town, Tony caught a 6lb barbel on
1 Andy Murphy (Shimano Wales) 7-2-0 (peg 65)
2 Tony Woodhouse 7-0-0 (peg 9)
3 John Rafferty 6-6-8 (peg 74)
4 Trevor Chalk 5-11-0 (peg 23)
5 Terry Parrott (Sensas WB Clarke) 5-0-0 (peg 17)