After a nail biting final in 2016 where Jamie Hughes was eventually pushed into a second place finish by Jon Whincupp, he has managed to give himself another chance to win the biggest cheque in match fishing. Only weeks after qualifying for Fish'O'Mania he has now managed to book his place at Hayfield Lakes on Saturday September 2nd.
Qualifier number thirteen of the 2017 Mega Match This qualifier campaign saw the introduction of a brand new venue in Worcestershire's Solhampton Fishery. Conditions on the day were ideal with plenty of cloud cover coupled with a moderate breeze creating a nice ripple on the five lakes used. Pegging on the day gave anglers plenty of room and the match itself was a closely contested affair with a number of weights over the 100lb mark.
Jamie drew peg 37 on Dragonfly and opted to fish pellet shallow on the pole at 4m and 6m before looking down his edge late on to find bonus fish up to 8lbs to weigh in a final 173-02-00.
|Angler's Name||Weight (lbs/oz)||Peg # / Lake|
|Jamie Hughes (MAP / Bag 'Em Baits)||173-02||37 Dragonfly|
|Peter Alan Rice (Mosella)||159-12||9 Valley|
|Jon Arthur (Drennan)||130-04||8 Kingfisher|
|Kevin Dales||124-12||29 Valley|
|Zac Brown (Preston Innovations)||123-7||2 Valley|
|Michael McMillan||110-02||15 Buzzard|