The Future Is Bright!

Just had the absolute pleasure of watching young Harry Michael win the Matrix Preston Innovations UK Junior Championship at Aston Park!

I was honoured to be his ‘coach’ for the day, but in all honesty I don’t think he needed too much help from me as he fished such a tidy and skilful match. It was a pleasure to watch and have a ringside seat! In fact all the juniors today were an absolute credit and miles better than I ever was at their age. I’d say the future looks very bright!

Harry drew peg 40 on Butts lake, which was in the middle of a straight. With the fish looking like they’d be in a feeding mood we formulated a positive plan in the morning and fine-tuned the rigs and feeding ready for the three-hour match. He worked exceptionally hard, rotating three swims to catch 38 fish for a whopping 117lb and a thoroughly deserved win.

As the top Matrix-coached angler Harry won a £1,500 voucher for Matrix and Sonubaits goodies! The top Preston-coached angler was Charlie Drinkwater who was paired up with superstar Andy May and won a £1,500 voucher for Preston and Sonubaits goodies. Another great performance! The four section winners were Jack Crystal, Charlie Aspin, Abbey Cutting and Jack Martin who also won tackle prizes.

All the 18 juniors got a bucket crammed with bait and tackle and were teamed up with top Matrix and Preston consultants. Aston Park Fisheries proved to be a really great venue with loads of fish caught and smiles all around. Hats off to everyone involved in such a great event!

Once again, a HUGE well done to rising star Harry Michael! Check out the Preston Innovations, Sonubaits and Matrix pages for some great pics and footage from this fantastic event!