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Angling match results for week ending 15 December 2018

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Bull Fisheries, Dudley No.2 Canal, Makro Stretch, Halesowen, W. Mids. Sun. G. Garnish (Bull Fisheries) 3-6-8; I. Thompson (Bull Fisheries) 2-7-8; T. Clark (Bull Fisheries) 2-6-0; S. Birch (Bull Fisheries) 2-4-9.

Cradley Heath Labour AC, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Castlecroft, Wolverhampton, W. Mids. Sun. L. Mulheron (Cradley Heath Labour AC) 35-2-0; J. Billingham (Cradley Heath Labour AC) 15-3-0; M. Yarsley (Cradley Heath Labour AC) 12-1-0.

Gloucester Angling Centre Christmas Fur & Feather Match, Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, Hempsted, Gloucester, Gloucs. Sun. G. Townsend (Sensas Lobby’s) 19-11-0; T. Weaver (DGL) 15-8-0; S. Bryan (DGL) 11-1-0; C. Jones (Team Wales) 9-12-0; M. Treasure (DGL) 9-8-0; A. Pollard (DGL) 7-2-0.

Goodyear AC Open, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Fox & Anchor PH Section, Coven, Staffs. Sun. M. Spruce (Goodyear AC) 6-6-3; T. Cross (Goodyear AC) 4-9-0; G. Godfrey (Goodyear AC) 3-2-2.

Izaak Walton (Stafford) AA/Lifestyle MG Teams of Six Autumn League, Final Round (6), Shropshire Union Canal, Brewood, Staffs. Sun. R. Guest (Wolverhampton AA VDE/Dynamite Maver Midlands) 12-11-0; M. Owen (Sensas Black Country Gold) 12-10-0; N. Clayton (Browning West Midlands) 10-15-4; S. Sawyer (Browning Central) 10-3-8; L. Kenyon (Sparks) 9-13-4; B. Sharratt (Shakespeare Superteam/Bait-Tech) 8-13-5. Teams: Sensas Black Country Gold 22; Wolverhampton AA VDE/Dynamite Maver Midlands 29; (Joint 3rd) Browning Central 33; Four Ashes 33; (Joint 5th) Lifestyle MG Red 39; Sparks 39; Team Eclipse 39. Final league: Wolverhampton AA VDE/Dynamite Maver Midlands 208; Sensas Black Country Gold 214; Team Eclipse 215; Shakespeare Superteam/Bait-Tech 217; Sparks 221; Lifestyle MG Red 225.

Long Eaton Federation Bottle Match, Erewash Canal, Dockholme, Derbys. Sat. D. Crosby (Long Eaton Fed.) 9-3-0; J. Garner (Long Eaton Fed.) 6-9-0; D. Hickling (Long Eaton Fed.) 5-3-0; P. Hunt (Matlock AC) 4-10-0; S. Woodliffe (Nathan’s) 4-1-0; R. Casterton (Drennan Leics.) 3-10-0. Biggest fish prize: S. Till 4lb 4oz pike.

Newton-le-Willows AA National Team Open, Sankey Canal, Upper Pound Section, St. Helens, Merseyside. Sun. I. Alexander (Oldham) 6-5-0; M. Rogers (Haydock) 5-12-0; M. Wallwork (Newton-le-Willows) 2-10-12; R. Roughley (St. Helens) 1-10-0; M. Brown (Newton-le-Willows) 1-4-8.

Nottingham Federation Winter League, Round 2, Beeston Canal, London Road Match Length, Nottingham, Notts. Sun. C. Shaw (Midland AS) 9-3-0; S. Harper (Notts. Castle AC) 8-15-0; R. Sherriff (Midland AS) 7-11-0; G. Smith (Midland AS) 6-10-8; S. McLellan (Nott’s Castle AC) 6-8-8; J. Simpson (Midland AS) 6-5-0; G. Elliot (Notts. Castle AC) 5-10-0; P. Tomlinson (Midland AS) 5-8-8.

Old Bank Open, Mirfield Canal, Mirfield, Kirklees, W. Yorks. Wed. G. Watson (Matrix Halifax) 9-8-0; L. Simpson (Octbox/Tri-Cast Calder) 9-0-0; A. Jagger (Matrix Wayne’s Tackle) 8-6-0; D. Pitt (Mirfield AC) 6-13-0; N. Burland (Tri-Cast Calder) 6-3-0; T. Barlow (Dynamite Baits/Browning Ossett) 5-14-0.

Saltaire AA Open, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Saltaire, W. Yorks. Sun 2nd Dec. S. Webster (Tri-Cast Calder) 6-1-0; D. Womersley (Tri-Cast Calder) 4-2-0; R. East (Matrix Halifax) 3-13-0; J. Harman (Tri-Cast Calder) 3-11-8; P. McMillan (Matrix Halifax) 1-5-0; B. Mason (Saltaire) 1-3-0.

Sensas Commercial House Xmas Match, Kennet & Avon Canal, from the tunnels to the George Inn, Bath, Somerset. Sun. D. Stiff (M&N Electrical) 18-0-0; S. Skelton (M&N Electrical) 15-6-0; N. Johnson (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 12-8-0; J. Pocock (Stand & Deliver Promotions) 10-10-0; J. Jones (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 8-6-0; B. Rendall (M&N Electrical) 8-1-0.

Sportsman AC Open, Walsall Canal, Leabrook Road, Wednesbury, W. Mids. Sat. D. Sheaf (Sportsman AC/Canal Kings) 6-7-13; M. Galliers (Sportsman AC) 3-0-3; J. Browning (Sportsman AC) 2-12-4.

Stoke City DAA Open, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Junction, Norbury, Staffs. Sat. D. McCall (Shakespeare Superteam/Bait-Tech) 13-11-0; B. Leatherbarrow (Lifestyle MG) 11-14-12; L. Kenyon (Matrix Trentmen) 10-0-0; K. Perry (Shakespeare Superteam/Bait-Tech) 9-11-5; M. Wood (Four Ashes AC) 8-10-4.

Taunton AA/The Colin Fouracre Memorial/Fur & Feather Christmas Match, Bridgwater & Taunton Canal, Creech St. Michael, Somerset. Sun. P. Purchase 4K 500g; S. Kedge 4K 275g; C. Parr 4K 200g.

Thornhill AC Open, Calder & Hebble Canal, Dewsbury, W. Yorks. Sat. J. Sedgwick (Tri-Cast Calder) 3-3-0; B. Kellett (Thornhill AC) 2-9-8; S. Parkinson (Thornhill AC) 1-9-0; K. Marshall (Octbox/Tri-Cast Calder) 0-13-8; M. Sharpe (Thornhill AC) 0-10-8.

Tring Old Codgers, Grand Union Canal, Little Heath Lane Section, nr. Bourne End, Herts. Tues. S. Pavey 2-3-8; E. Sharman 2-1-0; S. Purdy 1-12-0; D. Frankland 1-7-0.

Canals & Stillwaters

Brighouse AA Xmas Match, Calder & Hebble Canal & Airey’s & Tom Riley’s Ponds, Brighouse, Calderdale, W. Yorks. Sun. Ponds: K. Griffiths (Low Hills AC) 16-0-0; S. Auty (Brighouse AA) 10-11-0; A. Bagnall (Ryburn AC) 6-1-0; (Joint 4th) I. Bland (Brighouse AA) 5-0-0; D. Steel (Brighouse AA) 5-0-0; J. Holdsworth (Tri-Cast Calder) 4-5-0. Canal: L. Simpson (Octbox/Tri-Cast Calder) 6-13-0; K. Marshall (Octbox/Tri-Cast Calder) 4-8-0; R. Thorne (Matrix Halifax) 3-4-0; R. Jackson (Maver NW) 2-9-0; T. Darson (Elland) 1-8-8; S. Avinou (Tri-Cast Calder) 1-7-0.


Bridgnorth AS Association Match, River Severn, Linley Bank Section, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sun. J. Williams (KDAA) 18-0-0; R. Duke (Middle Severn Angling) 14-2-0; K. Russell (Bell Otters) 8-7-0.

Gillingham AA 5th Winter Championship, River Stour, Deepwater to Stour Provost, Dorset. Sun. N. Kerley 7-5-0; A. West 6-8-0; D. Anders 5-15-0; S. Hebditch 5-14-0; J. Stamp 5-13-0; K. Harvey 4-12-0.

Olney & Clifton FA Open, River Gt. Ouse, Olney, Bucks. Tues. N. Shearn (JLTackle Stevenage) 12-4-0; P. Caton (Vauxhall AC) 11-8-8; S. Cheetham (Irthlingborough) 9-3-0; P. Laughton (Webster Tackle) 6-5-8.

Olney & Clifton FA Christmas Open/Payne Cup, River Gt. Ouse, Olney, Bucks. Sat. S. Poplett (Vauxhall AC) 12-10-0; M. Burrell (Sensas Colemans) 10-2-0; D. Chamberlain (SAS) 6-12-0; S. Brookes (Sensas Bennett’s) 6-9-0.

River Steeping Open, River Steeping, Dovecote, Wainfleet, Lincs. Sun. P. Yarwood 13-5-0; D. West 12-15-0; D. Skinner 9-12-0; (Joint 4th) K. Wilson 7-2-0; S. Miles 7-2-0; I. Brodie 7-0-0.

Winsford DAA Open, River Weaver, Winsford, Ches. Wed. S. Watson 14-5-0; S. Walton 12-7-0; S. Lakin 9-2-0; S. Mitchell 8-10-0.


Angling Trust East Midlands Winter League Practise Match, 20ft. Drain, March By-Pass, Cambs. & The Factory Bank, High Lode, Ramsey, Cambs. Sun. A. Kendall (MAP) 38-4-0; P. Cowern (Matrix Image) 28-14-0; J. Newman (Sensas Mark One) 27-7-0; A. Watling Jnr. (Stanjay’s) 25-13-0; M. Kirby (Sensas Mark One) 25-5-0; G. Welton (Stanjay’s) 25-4-0.


Todmorden AS/The Pete Barrow Memorial, Croft Head and Townhouse Fishery, Littleborough, Lancs. Sun. P. Mottram 34-0-0; C. Lett 22-6-0; D. White 13-0-0.


Angling Trust Heronbrook Teams of Eight Winter League, Round 5, Slindon, nr. Eccleshall, Staffs. Sun. J. Goldthorpe (Dynamite Baits) 100-2-0; A. Hulme (Maver Gold Dynamite) 90-8-0; J. Brown (Dynamite Maver Midlands) 79-7-0; C. Lane (OAC) 71-12-0; A. Dyson (Dynamite Maver Midlands) 70-4-0; D. Locket (Heronbrook) 69-4-0. Teams: Dynamite Maver Midlands 25; Dynamite Baits 30 (on weight); Maver Gold Dynamite 30; OAC 31 (on weight); Nathan’s Tackle 31; Drennan NW 33; Heronbrook 44. League: (Joint 1st) Dynamite Maver Midlands 15; Nathan’s Tackle 15; OAC 16; Drennan NW 17; Dynamite Baits 20; Maver Gold Dynamite 22; Heronbrook 35.

Blundells Fishery, Rixton, Ches. Sat., East, West, Pine & ash Lakes. L. Gibbon (Matrix Leigh Tackle & Bait) 48-10-0; A. Musgrove (Edgeley Sports) 19-3-0; A. Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 16-3-0. Sun., Trio, East & Ash Lakes. A. Sheriden (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 60-0-0; S. Peplow (Hazel Grove Angling Centre) 45-8-0; L. Gibbon (Matrix Leigh Tackle & Bait) 41-8-0.

Bradshaw Hall Fisheries, Bolton, Gtr. Manchester. Sat. N. Thorndyke 71-6-0; G. Whalley 69-10-0; P. Lines 28-10-0. Sun. C. Whitworth 47-0-0; B. Summerscales 39-4-0; P. Iahay 38-8-0.

Brookside Fisheries, Whitley, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Snake Lakes 1 & 2. J. Lindsay (Low Hills) 31-13-0; S. Carrier (Widnes AC) 15-2-0; A. Metcalfe (Brookside) 10-11-0.

CDC Decorators Winter League, Round 4, Wassell Grove Fishery, Hagley, Worcs. Sat., Match Lake & Brook Pools. M. Dudley (Wassell Grove) 16-10-0; A. Jones (Mosella/Elwell Floats) 8-11-0; A. Ward (Wassell Grove) 8-2-0.

Church Gardens Fishery, Bolton, Gtr. Manchester. Sat., Silver Fish Only Open. D. Morris 27-2-0; W. Kearney 26-0-0; S. Clegg 21-2-0.

Dave Watkins Open Match/Hodnet AC, Tern Fisheries Market Drayton, Shrops. Sat. D. Watkins (Hodnet AC) 28-8-0; R. Cooper (Hodnet AC) 28-5-8; D. Yale (Hodnet AC) 25-8-8; T. Nutt (Hodnet AC) 20-8-0.

Drennan Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Evesham, Worcs. Thurs., Affordable, Ash Pool. G. Watts (MFL) 44-8-0; L. Dennick (MFL) 44-0-0; I. McCulloch (Walker’s Floats) 38-8-0. Sat., Winter League, Round 3, Island, Ash, Middle, Windmill & Boundary Pools. L. Dennick (MFL) 70-6-0; N. Dean (Oxford) 67-6-0; C. Cameron (Middy/Bait-Tech) 64-14-0; S. Ford (Mosella UK/Bag’em Baits) 59-2-0; B. Sutor (MFL) 59-0-0; J. Read (Bait-Tech) 55-6-0. Sun., Middle Pool. P. Sutor (MFL) 60-0-0; P. Pickett (Kinloch AC) 30-6-0; S. Rhodes (Clampits) 25-8-0.

Hawkesbury Hall Farm, Bedworth, Warks. Sun. J. Kidd (Hawkesbury) 18-6-0; V. Cziniscalko (Hawkesbury) 12-0-0; W. Harris (Hawkesbury) 11-6-0.

Lingmere Fishery Xmas Match, Birkenhead, The Wirral. Sat. A. Dewhurst 67-9-0; J. Lyth 46-12-0; J. Howson 31-7-0.

Makins Fishery, Bramcote, Nuneaton, Warks. Wed., Nisa Feeders Open, Phase 1-Lake Four. P. Eden (Syston Casters) 25-0-0; T. Sanderson (Leicester) 20-0-0; M. Hincks (Ajax Angling Club) 6-0-0; J. Adamson (Nisa Feeders) 4-0-0. Thurs., Nisa Feeders Open, Phase 2-Lizard & Crater Lakes. S. Haywood (Middy Tackle) 57-7-0; P. Reynolds (Nuneaton) 50-12-0; A. Searle (Leicester) 43-2-0; B. Simpson (Makins Select) 35-11-0; S. Skelton (Maver & Dynamite Baits) 26-9-0; D. Ross (The Tackle Shack) 24-15-0.

Mathern Mill Fishery, Chepstow, Mons. Wales. Sat. C. Challingsworth 106-4-0; B. Phillips 63-9-0; M. Roden 62-6-0.

Monkhall Fisheries, Monkhopton, nr. Bridgnorth, Shrops. Wed., Buzzard Pool. B. Stanford (Monkhall/MH Floats) 55-12-0; G. Steele (Monkhall Blue) 50-8-0; T. Taylor (Plan B) 33-2-0. Sat., Lark Pool. M. Davidson (Monkhall/MH Floats) 66-14-0; B. Stanford (Monkhall/MH Floats) 47-2-0; G. Steele (Monkhall Blue) 32-12-0. Sun., Buzzard Pool. G. Gollins (Swan Elite) 71-8-0 (New Pool Record); G. Steele (Monkhall Blue) 60-13-0; B. Baker (Swan Elite) 35-14-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, nr. Kidderminster, Worcs. Tues., Costcutter, Silver Pool. P. Bailey (Moorlands) 52-10-0; P. Hadlington (Moorlands) 43-0-0; R. Clarke (Lazy Hill) 41-8-0. Wed., Over 50’s Open, Middle Pool. T. Homer (Moorlands) 84-12-0; R. Kings (Mosella) 65-10-0; P. Hodge (Moorlands) 51-12-0. Sat., Winter Pairs Series, Round 2, Silver & Meadow Pools. C. Jones (Old Bear) 39-12-0; C. Pace (CPA) 33-9-0; I. Mills (Robin’s Timber) 26-4-0. Pairs: C. Jones (Old Bear) & M. Jones (Old Bear) 3; (Joint 2nd) P. Ali (Moorlands) & J. Wentworth (Moorlands) 4; I. Mills (Robin’s Timber) & R. Brennan (Garbolino) 4. League: (Joint 1st) M. Watson (DGL) & C. Pace (CPA) 8; D. Hudson (PR Floats) & L. Webster (PR Floats) 8; (Joint 3rd) I. Mills (Robin’s Timber) & R. Brennan (Garbolino) 9; N. Colcombe (Moorlands) & S. Rocke (Moorlands) 9. Sun., Moors & Island Pools. M. Watson (DGL) 84-1-0; M. Henshall (Foster’s) 62-9-0; K. Roderick (Moorlands) 60-14-0.

Old Hough Fishery, Middlewich, Ches. Fri., Silvers Only Open. C. Mullholland (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 15-7-0; I. Blakeley (Matrix/Bait-Tech Leigh Tackle & Bait) 13-9-0; R. Rigby (Widnes Angling) 9-10-0.

Partridge Lakes Fishery, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Covey Lakes 1, 2, 3 & 5. A. Bennett 60-0-0; S. Bond 48-4-0; P. Coyle 47-0-0. Sun., Covey Lakes 1 to 4 & 6. G. Ramsdale 53-15-0; P. Balmforth 50-10-0; I. Welsh 50-2-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Mon., Beech, Ash & Oak Pools. S. Owen (Monkhall) 79-1-0; G. Tate (Preston Innovations Boldings) 70-6-0; R. Johnson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 66-15-0. Wed., Willow & Sycamore Pools. I. Hughes (Drennan NW) 48-9-0; R. Pedlar (Preston Innovations Boldings) 39-10-0; P. Evans (Preston Innovations Boldings) 39-6-0. Thurs., Chestnut & Larch Pools. M. Keene (Shrewsbury) 58-1-0; D. Doughty (Preston Innovations Boldings) 44-9-0; S. Davies (Shrewsbury) 31-4-0. Sat., Beech, Sycamore & Larch Pools. N. Spain (Oswestry) 50-2-0; S. Roberts (OAC) 46-7-0; G. Emlyn (OAC) 42-5-0. Sun., Sycamore & Chestnut Pools. A. Kyte (Middle Severn Angling) 48-4-0; C. Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 42-3-0; C. Jones (Carp Crew) 40-6-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcs. Sat., Silver Fish Only Open, Arles Pool. S. Nickless (Sensas Black Country) 15-0-0; D. Hughes (Sensas Black Country) 10-12-0; A. Morrison (Fisherman’s Friend) 10-10-0; L. Capewell (Lifestyle MG) 8-12-0. Sun., ICS Pairs League, High, Arles & Front & Back Deans Pools. D. Grey (Bilston) 60-0-0; T. Whitcher (Team Peg One) 53-8-0; J. Powell (Maver) 52-0-0; B. Andrews (Mosella Select) 45-13-0. Pairs: P. Sibley & P. Wedge 6 (on weight); S. Wedge & T. Jones 6; J. Wigett & A. Freeman 6. League: G. Kirkham & S. Nickless 22; R. Kirslake & J. Powell 25; S. Tibbits & T. Jones 25; P. Sibley & P. wedge 26.

Quarry Pool, Aston Eyre, Shrops. Tues., Open, Rover. N. Jones (Wrexham) 75-12-0; J. Harston (Wrexham) 70-12-0; T. Mathias (Kelloggs, Wrexham) 55-0-0.

Sherwood Forest Fishery, Edwinstowe, Notts. Wed., Holmedale Lake. D. Dare (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 39-3-0; J. Littler (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 26-11-0; G. Mawby (Gateford Angling Supplies) 24-4-0. Sun., Holmedale Lake. R. Evans (Tackle Shack) 82-9-0; I. Palfreman (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 48-1-0; N. Shipman (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 47-0-0.

Southend Farm, Waltham Abbey, Essex. Sat. M. Vincent 11-10-0; A. Thomas 10-8-0; P. Law 10-0-0.

Sykehouse Fisheries, Goole, S. Yorks. Sat., Sykehouse Silvers League, Round 2, Twin Isles & Stock Pools. J. Orwin 32-9-0; M. Holmes 26-8-0; R. Crispin 21-13-0. League: J. Orwin 2 (on weight); M. Holmes 2; B. Brown 2. Sun., Match, Stock & Twin Isles Lakes. K. Hey 51-7-0; P. Burrows 50-2-0; G. Turner 50-1-0.

Townsend Lakes Fishery, Upwell, Cambs. Sun. A. Rose 42-15-0; C. Begbie 13-10-0; M. Sheldrake 13-3-0.

Weston Pools, Oswestry, Shrops. Sat., Open, Rover. R. Palmer (Independent) 70-8-0; D. Frost (Weston Pools) 64-5-0; J. ‘Mr. Stretton’ Berry (Carlsberg Tetley) 53-10-0.

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