A perfect three point score and an arm aching weight of 327lb 12oz saw Matrix and ABC Baits angler, Robbie Graffiths, take victory at the bank holiday Tri-Cast Weston Pools Festival.
Fifty two anglers turned out at the event ran over three days, which saw Robbie draw the clay pit on the first heat. He fished corn and pellet and caught big F1s and carp from peg two on the boards, ending the day with 115lb 12oz.
On the second day, Robbie drew fancied peg 12 on Stretton. Fishing casters shallow both out on the long pole and down the margins, he ended the day again with a section win with 112lb 8oz of F1s, Carp, Ide and Barbel.
Day three saw Robbie draw Stretton again, but this time a more difficult swim in the way of peg 24. Robbie went about his match as normal and finished just shy of his third ton in three days with 99lb 8oz.
He was the only angler to end with three points and had a commanding weight advantage!
Second place was Daiwa and Guru backed Nick Haymes, who was a venue newcomer but showed his class by scoring four points with a combined weight of 289lb 8oz.
Last in the festival money was regular Drennan NW rod Richard O’Connor. He ended the three days again with four points, but less weight than Nick with 275lb 9oz.
In joint fourth place were Andy Morrison (Daiwa) and Ken Humphries (ABC Baits) both with four points, but Andy leading the way with a bigger weight of and 274lb 6oz.
Weston Pools would like to say a big well done to all the entrants on surviving the festival! Also, a big thankyou goes out to Tri-Cast for their continued support. Two top of the range rods were given to third and second place, while the winner received a brand new Trilogy Margin Pole!