Moakes wins close open

THE Southview Skegness Open on Saturday, September 29 was a very close affair which anyone could have won.

Like most, Terry Moakes of Southview/Pure Pellet found it hard going so then he changed to maggot at 5m picking up small roach and crueys to take top spot with 25lb 12oz.

Second was Gavin Butler of Maver Tech who also had a late run on maggot to pip Paul O’Carroll Southview/Pure Pellet who’s pole went in due to the strong winds.

Results - 1, Terry Moakes, Southview/Pure Pellet, 25lb 12oz, peg 12; 2, Gavin Butler Maver Tech, 24lb 8oz, peg 23; 3, Paul O’Carroll Southview/Pure Pellet, 23lb 4oz, peg 4; 4, John Gooden, Mill Don, 22lb 9oz, peg 11; 5, Steve Higgingbottom, Maver Tech, 19lb 14oz, peg 24; 6, Graham Warren, Southview/Pure Pellet, 18lb 9oz, peg 10; 7, Shaun Higgingbottom, Maver Tech, 18lb 1oz, peg 18; 8, Joe McCormack, Southview/Pure Pellet, 18lb, peg 17.