Angling: Fish ‘O’ Mania lands in Doncaster

Fish-O-Mania qualifier event at Hayfield Lakes.  Emma Pickering (28) from Bessacarr. Picture: Malcolm Billingham
Fish-O-Mania qualifier event at Hayfield Lakes. Emma Pickering (28) from Bessacarr. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

David Burley, from Rossington, put his local knowledge to good use by winning the fourth qualifying round of this year’s Fish ‘O’ Mania competition at Hayfield Lakes.

Burley, 24, fished peg 23 on Island Lake and took 169lb 10oz to the scales.

Previous Hayfield winner Marc Jones claimed second, with Sheffield’s Roy Palmer in third.

Fish ‘O’ Mania, known as the ‘FA Cup of fishing’, returns to Doncaster on June 25 for the final qualifying round at Garbolino Lindholme, Epworth.

Grand finalists will do battle for a £30,000 prize fund in July.

Picture: Emma Pickering, from Bessacarr, competes at Hayfield.