Drennan Messingham Sands Autumn Festival

Ian Taylor and Andy Bailey tied on points after 5 days in the Drennan Autumn Festival at Messingham Sands.

After adding up the weights, both anglers were still very close, each having caught over 500lbs of fish during the course of the week.

The £1,200 first prize went to Ian as he had an advantage of 7lb 8oz over Andy, who walked away with £1,000. Mick Deighton and Chris Mack made up the top four, all receiving Accolyte Rods.

Ian caught all of his fish on pole and paste with the bulk of his weights each day made up of crucians, skimmers and F1s with the occasional bonus carp. While Andy went down the more expected route of fishing 8mm and 10mm hard pellet for an out and out carp approach.

Swan Pond and Islands Lake (49 fished)

1st: Ian Taylor Doncaster – 9 points (533lb 4oz)
2nd: Andy Bailey Doncaster – 9 points (525lb 11oz)
3rd: Mick Deighton Bradford – 10 points
4th: Chris Mack Grimsby – 14 points
5th: Scott Gollings Grimsby – 15 points
6th: Mark Critcher Grimsby – 16 points

Daily Individual Winners

Day 1: Mark Critcher -163lb 14oz
Day 2: Scott Gollings – 124lb 9oz
Day 3: Ashley Smith – 168lb 9oz
Day 4: Andy Bailey – 141lb 6oz
Day 5: Ashley Smith – 206lb 7oz