With the Airflo World Bank Masters Individual Competition 2012 off to a flyer, the number of qualifiers for the final is rising by the day. 23 people already have their place within the Final which is to be held at Elinor, 20th May. Well done to all and good luck in the final!
Exe Valley Day 1 -03/03/12
Winner – Peter Simons, 2nd Keith Gollop, 3rd Simon Kidd and 4th Alan Jukes
Exe Valley Day 2 – 04/03/12
Winner – Julie Hooper and 2nd (Husband) Lee Hooper
Exe Valley saw lures scoring early on but soon went more imitative with small buzzers down to size 14 consistently catching through out the day. Congrats to Julie and Lee Hooper who put marriage aside and fought it out to take the top two spots on day 2.
Winner – Andy Taylor, 2nd Stephen Williams, 3rd Lyndon Ford and 4th Mark Harrison
Ellerdine saw a chartreuse egg and woofta buzzers take many fish. Floating lines with these fished static took most. Bucking the trend was winner Andy Taylor who used a red worm and lure combination on an intermediate.
New Haylie – 04/03/12
Winner – Bobby Quinn, 2nd Kevin Andrews, 3rd James Edwards, 4th Stephen Cowan, 5th Graham Ferguson and 6th Willie Leech
NewHaylie’s heat got off to a flying start with rods bent all round the lake. Lime worms fished on an intermediate with eratic retrieves proved the best method on the day although anglers caught on a wide variety of methods
Straid NI – 03/03/12
Winner – William Maguiness and 2nd Harry McAteer
Straid was a tough heat but small buzzers coming round in the cold wind took the majority of fish. Well done to the two qualifiers.
Blackdyke Day 1 – 25/02/12
Winner – Bart Farmer, 2nd Nigel Tranter, 3rd Chris Huston, 4th Gavin Cairns and 5th Jonathan Shaw
Bart Farmer used a team of buzzers presented static just 3 or 4 yards from the bank and occasionally switched to a sunburst blob and buzzers on a slime line when fishing in to the wind to take 1st place and book his place in the prestigious final. he caught 13 fish on the day across 5 different pegs. He controlled his flies perfectly over the ledge just a few yards from the bank where the fish were patrolling. All the qualifiers used buzzers to a degree with a Neon Damsel also taking plenty of fish. Chris Huston from Australia caught his fish on a damsel and Woofta Buzzer to take 3rd place and Nigel Tranter preferred a White and Yellow Dancer or sunburst blob with buzzers to take 2nd place fished deep on a slime line.