Dean wins winter series at Shiplate

Steve Howell

Steve Howell - Credit: Archant

Dean Malin won the Shiplate Farm Winter Series in a close contest.

GLORIOUS sunshine set the mood for the final round of the Shiplate Farm Winter Series.

The final was held on the Hawthorns and Westpool with 16 anglers in attendance, with just one point separating some of the anglers in the top places.

On points, the series was won by Dean Malin (Shimano/Dynamite), with Steve Howell (Shiplate) taking second and Rich Hawkins (Bristol PO) in third place. The silvers league was won by Julian Pinkett (Bristol PO) and second was Gordon Jones (Shiplate).

The pairs prize was won by Dean Malin and Alan Healey.

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The match itself on the day was won by Steve Howell on the pole, fishing worm shallow to the far bank, and margins, feeding micro.

Results: Steve Howell (Shiplate) p12W, 50lb 9oz; Adam Caswell (Frys) p1H, 39lb 3oz; Rich Hawkins (Bristol PO) p15W, 31lb. Silvers went to Julian Pinkett (Bristol PO) p10W,12lb 3oz and Pete Sivell (Frys) p3H, 6lb 4oz.

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