Bag’em Larford Lakes | August Festival 2017
Again, a sell out for this popular annual festival at Larford Lakes. 60 anglers made their draw for sections on both the Specimen, Match and Arena Lakes.
Scored on a points system with weight coming into play in the event of a tie it was local angler Ian Giddins who finally took the honors.
Ian had a favorable draw on most days and made full advantage of 3 end pegs out of five.
That being said, he fished a superb festival scoring 7 points and a total weight of 290-220kilos (644lbs) averaging 129lbs per day.
The Bag’em sponsored angler collected £1000 plus lake and section wins totaling around £1500 in prize funds.
Second overall was Shaun McCarthy (Mossella) who fished brilliantly from some difficult pegs.
Shaun also scored 7 points in total but had a lesser overall weight of 233-550kilos (518lbs) 103lbs per day.
Local angler Harry Harris (Larford) turned in a great performance scoring 9 points over the 5 days and recording a weight of 222-360kilos (493lbs) 99lbs of fish per day as an average.
Fourth overall was Grant Albutt (Drennan) scoring a point total of 9 but decided by weight with 182-480kilos 405lbs.
Fifth was also a 9-point total and went to Warren Jennings (Bag’em) with a weight over the 5 days of 154-200 kilos (342lbs)
Sixth place went to Andy Power (Preston) with a 10-point total and an overall weight of 229-280kilos (509lbs).
|1st||Ian Giddins (Bag'em)||7pts||Collecting £1500|
|2nd||Shaun McCarthy (Mossella)||7pts||Collecting £1000+|
|3rd||Harry Harris (Larford)||9pts||Collecting £650+|
|4th||Grant Albutt (Drennan)||9pts|
|5th||Warren Jennings (Bag'em)||9pts|
|6th||Andy Power (Preston)||10pts|
The festival week produced a total of 8,100kilos of fish over the 5 days (17,982lbs) averaging 305lbs per man
A brilliant week enjoyed by all of the 60 competitors
Due to the popularity of the event, names are already being taken for the 2018 event.