Long journey pays off for Graham
The third Abu Garcia Wychavon Championship qualifier proved fruitful for Wrexham visitor Graham Thomas who took full advantage of favoured Peg 1 at the top of the Town Waters to run out winner with 6-11-0.
Fishing with chopped worm and caster close in Graham landed one decent tench plus eels and perch to secure his place in the star studded final on August 30th and a shot at the £3,500 to prize.
Former Shakespeare champion Charlie Hague took runner up spot this time with another big tench plus a few small perch at Peg 16, also on pole fished worm.
Third spot went to Mark Newman from Worcester with a pole and worm caught 4-11-0 of eels, perch and chub from Peg 6, ahead of Richard Hall at downstream Peg 70 who landed 3-11-0 of eels. Fifth place went to Rob South with 3-7-8 of eels and perch from Peg 55.
1. Graham Thomas (Wrexham) 6.11.0 (Peg 1)
2. Charlie Hague (Bait Box) 5.11.0 (Peg 16)
3. Mark Newman (Worcester) 4.1.0 (Peg 6)
4. Richard Hall (Alcester Sports) 3.11.0 (Peg 70)
5. Rob South (Bait Box) 3.7.8 (Peg 55)
Qualifiers Graham Thomas and Richard Hall
Next qualifier – Sunday July 19th - bookings through Diana Raphael 0n 01386 442458