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Angling Trust & Canal & River Trust Canal Pairs Championship 2016 Qualifier, Erewash Canal, Derbys. Sun. N. Turner (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 8-9-0; B. Sharratt (Shakespeare Superteam/Bait-Tech) 7-14-8; J. South (Long Eaton Fed.) 7-8-8; I. Sharratt (Long Eaton Fed.) 7-4-0; P. Dobing (Browning Lifestyle) 6-8-0; S. Nickless (Sensas Black Country) 6-0-8. Qualifiers: J. South & D. Massey 56; S. Dudley & S. Nickless 51; P. Cross & R. Griffiths 50; P. Scott & J. Scrivener 49 (9-7-0); S. Preece & S. Mottram 49 (9-5-0).
Angling Trust Division 2 National 2016 Practise Open, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, Erdington, B’ham. Sat. Tom Hobbs (Drennan Oxford) 8-15-15; P. Turner (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 4-15-6; I. Young (Drennan Oxford) 4-6-6; R. Stanton (Sensas Black Country) 4-5-8; S. Dudley (Sensas Black Country) 4-0-4; Tony Hobbs (Drennan Oxford) 4-0-0.
Browning Lifestyle/Stafford Izaak Walton Open, Shropshire Union Canal, High Onn, Church Eaton, Staffs. Sun. D. Richards (Four Ashes AC) 12-2-0; M. Wood (Four Ashes AC) 8-1-12; J. Brennan (Four Ashes AC) 7-0-0.
Goodyear AC Open, Staffs & Worcs Canal, Slade Heath Boats, Slade Heath, Coven, Staffs. Thurs Eve. M. Wood (Four Ashes AC) 5-15-5; B. Jones (Goodyear AC) 2-14-10; R. Campbell (Sankey’s) 2-8-9.
Rough Hay AC, Staffs & Worcs Canal, Cross Keys Section, Penkridge, Staffs. Sat 13th Aug. S. Hartop (Rough Hay AC) 6-9-0; J. Meredith (Rough Hay AC) 5-2-1; A. Howard (Rough Hay AC) 3-4-0.
Sportsman AC Open, Walsall Canal, Metro Bridge Section, Wednesbury, W. Mids. Sat. D. Arnold (Sportsman AC) 5-14-13; D. Anderson (ZLT Angling Products) 4-2-11; J. Gennard (Sportsman AC) 4-1-0.
Stirrup Cup Open, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Warks. Sun. S. Degg (Colmic) 6-14-0; S. Lewis (3M’s) 4-13-0; A. Price (Stirrup Cup) 4-10-0.
Stoke City DAA Open, Shropshire Union Canal, Barns Bridge to Gnosall Section, Norbury, Staffs. Sat. M. Wood (Four Ashes AC) 8-0-12; K. Hulland (Team Eclipse) 8-0-0; L. Kenyon (Browning Lifestyle) 6-5-0.
Thornhill AC Open, Calder & Hebble Canal, Dewsbury, W. Yorks. Sat. A. Turner (Slaithwaite AC) 4-1-0; K. Marshall (Tri-Cast Calder) 3-13-0; M. Sharpe (Thornhill AC) 3-1-0.
TTA MG Vs Wycombe Thames, Grand Union Canal, Marsworth, Bucks. Sun. M. Camden (Wycombe Thames) 8-10-0; A. Camden (Wycombe Thames) 8-3-0; B. Edwards (Wycombe Thames) 7-0-0; M. Moulton (Wycombe Thames) 6-11-0. Teams: Wycombe Thames 46-13-0; TTA MG 23-14-0.
Wolverhampton Over 60’s Club Open, Staffs & Worcs Canal, Cross Keys Section, Penkridge, Staffs. Wed. A. Gough (Wolverhampton AA VDE/Rough Hay AC) 4-14-0; D. Rayson (Bridgtown Social AC) 4-6-10; B. Simmill (Bilston Angling Centre) 4-2-0.
Angling Trust Division 1 National Team Championships 2016, Tidal & Non-Tidal River Trent, Newark area, Notts. Sat. R. Perkins (Dynamite Matrix Trentmen) 40k 620g; S. Bryan (Daiwa Gordon League) 30k 350g; A. Dixon (Lincs County) 23k 120g; W. Parker (Swindon Isis AC) 19k 840g; A. Henry (Scunthorpe Tackle) 17k 450g; M. Perkins (Derbyshire Angling Fed) 16k 800g. Teams: Drennan Barnsley Blacks 380 (44K 650g); Lincoln & District AC 367 (46K 920g); Scunthorpe Tackle 345 (42K 410g); Team Daiwa Dorking 341 (35K 630g); Derbyshire Angling Fed 326 (45K 430g); Browning Hotrods 314 (29K 640g).
Bridgnorth AS Poppy Appeal Open, River Severn, Linley Bank Section, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sun. W. Rolston (Bridgnorth AS) 33-12-0; T. Moreton (Preston Innovations) 30-15-0; C. Jones (Gornal) 27-14-0.
Fishermania Open, River Trent, Branston Golf Course Section, Burton-upon-Trent, E. Staffs. Wed. N. Bull (Shakespeare Superteam/Bait-Tech) 11-10-0; D. Shakespeare (Ferry Bridge) 10-2-0; M. Cobb (Fishermania) 10-0-0.
Kidderminster & District AA, River Severn, Bewdley, Worcs. Sat. N. Ball (Wednesbury Angling) 17-4-0; G. Brierley (Willow Creek) 13-10-0; S. Pierpoint (Sensas WB Clarke) 11-0-0.
Tring Anglers Iain Rennie & Grove House Hospice Charity Match, Marsworth Reservoir, Marsworth, Bucks. Sun. B. Howell (Colney Tackle) 95-5-0; B. Walker 15-6-0; D. Millis (BBRT Bait) 15-3-0; S. Parvey (Tring Anglers) 11-4-0.
York AC, Earlswood Lakes, Solihull, W. Mids. Sun. T. Rushton (York AC) 30-15-0; N. Hughes (York AC) 17-8-0; D. Bird (York AC) 4-8-0.
Blackfords Progressive Bi-Monthly Open, Kingswood Lake, Cannock, Staffs. Sat. L. Thompson (Matrix) 26-2-0; D. Nicholls (Walsall) 22-10-0; G. Johnson (Sensas) 21-9-0.
Bridgtown Social AC, Rugeley Road Pools, nr. Rugeley, Staffs. Sun. J. Edmunds (Bridgtown Social AC) 10-0-0; B. Jones (Bridgtown Social AC) 9-14-0; P. Eldershaw (Bridgtown Social AC) 7-8-0.
Castle AC, Canons, Northants. Sun. N. Antonacci (Castle AC) 121-12-0; B. Spencer (Castle AC) 88-8-0; P. Lafflin (Castle AC) 68-8-0.
Finedon AC, Lawn Farm, Elsworth, Cambs. Sun. B. Boyce (Finedon AC) 113-6-0; D. Richardson (Finedon AC) 76-0-0; A. Eade (Finedon AC) 66-4-0.
Hodnet AC, Ryley’s Pool, Goldstone, Shrops. Thurs. R. Cooper (Hodnet AC) 30-0-0; A. Peate (Hodnet AC) 17-7-0; T. Nutt (Hodnet AC) 12-8-0. Sun., Preeswood Pool, , Hodnet, Shrops. B. Parrish (Hodnet AC) 20-7-0; R. Cooper (Hodnet AC) 17-10-0; A. Peate (Hodnet AC) 15-3-0.
Kingfisher AC, Rocla Lake, Milton Keynes, Bucks. Sun. P. Hack (Kingfisher AC) 25-5-0; J. White (Kingfisher AC) 23-3-0; R. Lett (Kingfisher AC) 15-1-0.
Patshull Park Open, Great Lake, Boats & Shallows Sections, Pattingham, Staffs. Sun. R. Lawson (Telford) 19-2-0; R. Teale (Matrix) 19-1-0; L. Thompson (Matrix) 18-8-0.
Bonehill Mill Fisheries, Fazeley, Tamworth, Staffs. Sat., Dale’s Pool. M. Hammond (Bonehill Mill) 130-6-0; N. Jackson (Bonehill Mill) 127-12-0; M. Sheedy (Bonehill Mill) 119-7-0. Sun., Club Pool. C. Downs (Shakespeare Superteam/Bait-Tech) 85-2-0; S. Conway (Shakespeare Superteam/Bait-Tech) 84-11-0; D. Jackson (Bonehill Mill) 76-10-0.
Castle Ashby, Grendon, Northants. Wed., Brickyard Pool. F. Pizamenti (Castle Ashby) 55-12-0; C. Hewlett (Castle Ashby) 32-8-0; M. Wadham (Castle Ashby) 32-0-0. Sat., Brickyard Pool. K. Garrett (Castle Ashby) 60-12-0; F. Pizamenti (Castle Ashby) 56-8-0; C. Garrett (Castle Ashby) 43-14-0.
Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffs. Sat., Suez Canal. S. Bates (Leek) 69-12-0; M. Kearns (Browning Lifestyle) 52-12-0; C. Day (Matrix) 47-7-0. Sun., Suez & Moors Canals. M. Kearns (Browning Lifestyle) 72-6-0; P. Holmes (Cudmore) 69-8-0; A. Perrins (Nathan’s) 58-1-0.
Drennan Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Evesham, Worcs. Wed., Island Pool. T. Winstone (Bonehill Mill) 126-0-0; C. Cameron (Middy/Old Ghost) 96-0-0; C. Georgen (France) 56-8-0. Thurs., Affordable, Island Pool. S. Rich (Moaning Sods) 146-4-0; B. Yeomans (RAF Garbolino) 59-8-0; S. Liston (Moaning Sods) 50-8-0. Sat., Boundary Pool. J. Morris (Stratford Fishing & Outdoors) 101-0-0; R. West (Stratford Fishing & Outdoors) 96-4-0; S. Partington (MFL) 56-14-0. Sun., Middle Pool. M. Hemming (Lodge Park) 120-4-0; T. Brooks (Stratford Fishing & Outdoors) 82-2-0; D. Simpkins (Swindon Enterprise Angling) 78-12-0.
Flore & Brockhall AC, Barby Banks, Barby, Warks. Sun. S. Smith (Flore & Brockhall AC) 24-0-0; T. Smith (Flore & Brockhall AC) 23-0-0; K. Cadd (Flore & Brockhall AC) 20-0-0.
Forty Four Club AC, Solhampton Fisheries, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcs. Sun., Duck Pool. J. Marsh (Forty Four Club AC) 98-4-0; A. Frazer (Forty Four Club AC) 86-6-0; L. Boulton (Forty Four Club AC) 80-12-0.
Glebe AC, Shearsby Valley Lakes, Lutterworth, Leics. Sun. M. Annable (Glebe AC) 52-1-0; D. Haddon (Glebe AC) 44-14-0; D. Jones (Glebe AC) 44-5-0.
Goodyear AC, Elmbridge Fisheries, Elmbridge, nr. Droitwich, Worcs. Sun. S. Thomson (Goodyear AC) 57-12-0; J. Taylor (Goodyear AC) 52-6-0; B. Lewis (Goodyear AC) 37-6-0.
Hawkesbury Hall Farm, Bedworth, Warks. Sun., Match Pool. D. Markham (Hawkesbury) 124-4-0; R. Wells (Hawkesbury) 111-5-0; L. Raynor (Hawkesbury) 101-12-0.
Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, nr. Eccleshall, Staffs. Sun., Canal, Bridge & Match Lakes. M. Lloyd (Newport) 183-8-0; J. Robinson (Maver Midlands) 156-9-0; T. Robinson (Maver Midlands) 133-4-0.
Mill Lane AC, Meadowlands Fishery, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Warks. Sun. A. Sibbley (Mill Lane AC) 128-14-0; A. Aird (Mill Lane AC) 94-8-0; K. Low (Mill Lane AC) 92-15-0.
Milton Keynes Vets, Brackley Lake, Northants. Wed. R. Gibson (MK Vets) 20-4-0; E. Sattler (MK Vets) 16-6-0; J. Robinson (MK Vets) 15-12-0.
Monkhall Fisheries, Monkhopton, nr. Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sat., Owl Pool. C. Jones (Monkhall) 105-0-0; B. Stanford (Monkhall/MH Floats) 95-6-0; J. Lowe (Preston Innovations) 77-1-0. Sun., Hawk Pool. C. Jones (Monkhall) 95-9-0; M. Betteridge (National Express Walsall AC) 80-7-0; G. Taylor (The Shrubbery) 67-15-0.
Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, nr. Kidderminster, Worcs. Tues., Costcutter, Meadow Pool. S. Julian (DHA) 101-6-0; C. Bickley (DHA) 91-6-0; Z. Lees (Severn Trent) 84-10-0. Wed., Over 50’s, Silver Pool. M. Watson (DGL) 87-14-0; T. Stead (WMP Maver) 87-11-0; B. Tandy (Moorlands) 76-1-0. Thurs., Costcutter, Bank & Moors Pools. S. Tibbets (Golden Maggot) 126-1-0; M. Watson (DGL) 125-7-0; T. Stead (WMP Maver) 102-12-0. Fri PM., Meadow Pool. S. Parker (Black Country Misfits) 181-12-0; D. Pritchard (DHA) 162-1-0; R. Thacker (Moorlands) 143-3-0. Sat., Bank & Moors Pools. I. Mills (Robin’s Timber) 140-9-0; P. Rice (Mosella) 136-8-0; R. Kings (Mosella) 106-15-0. Sun., Moors, Island & Middle Pools. N. Groves (Foster’s) 127-14-0; C. Jones (Old Bear) 119-7-0; T. Homer (DHA) 101-5-0.
Nene AC, Bishop’s Bowl Fishery, Bishop’s Itchington, Leamington Spa, Warks. Sun. K. Elliot (Nene AC) 33-4-0; C. Howard (Nene AC) 32-0-0; L. Ramsden (Nene AC) 22-6-0.
Osprey AC, Lakeside, Northants. Sun. E. Blaine (Osprey AC) 175-0-0; M. Grant (Osprey AC) 115-0-0; G. Price (Osprey AC) 98-0-0.
Packington Somers Fisheries, Meriden, W. Mids. Wed., Solihull Angling Centre Open, Molands Mere Pool. J. Burchell (Packington) 130-12-0; L. Richards (Packington) 111-13-0; J. Shirley (Packington) 83-7-0. Sat., Molands Mere Pool. M. Bull (Frenzee) 100-2-0; S. White (Kobra Feeders) 78-2-0; L. Richards (Packington) 55-5-0. Sun., Siblings B & Grats Pools. B. James (Packington) 58-10-0; K. Wynn (Lane’s Bait & Tackle) 44-1-0; D. Coates (Packington) 38-4-0.
Parkside AC, Sherwood Forest Fishery, Edwinstowe, Notts. Sun., Holmedale Lake. T. Bintliff (Parkside AC) 95-8-0; M. Turner (Parkside AC) 78-0-0; J. Griffin (Parkside AC) 61-0-0.
Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Mon., Ash & Beech Pools. C. Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 88-6-0; A. Williams (Vespe) 79-10-0; T. Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings) 73-4-0. Wed., Sycamore Pool. A. Williams (Vespe) 87-6-0; M. Stobbs (OAC) 39-8-0; D. Doughty (Woodend) 39-6-0. Thurs., Chestnut Pool. J. Hall (Middy) 87-1-0; C. Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 77-3-0; M. Stobbs (OAC) 73-14-0. Sat., Willows Pool. A. Kyte (Middle Severn Angling) 67-3-0; T. Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings) 53-8-0; H. Colley (Preston Innovations Boldings) 52-0-0. Sun., Chestnut & Oak Pools. G. Emlyn (OAC) 139-7-0; D. Emlyn (OAC) 102-7-0; A. Williams (Vespe) 89-11-0.
Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcs. Tues., Ghost Pool. T. Whitcher (St. Stephens AC) 169-0-0; C. Georgen (France) 166-9-0; S. Wright (Decca AC) 131-12-0. Sat., Arles Pool. A. Pollard (DGL) 102-2-0; S. Tibbets (Golden Maggot) 88-5-0; C. Georgen (France) 86-2-0. Sun., Front & Back Deans Pools. J. Newton (Smithy’s) 233-0-0; K. Slade (Cannock) 220-4-0; D. Parry (Decca AC) 170-10-0.
Quarry Pool, Aston Eyre, Shrops. Thurs., Open. J. Watkins (BBL) 143-12-0; D. Painter (Greenman AC) 141-12-0; M. Harris (Quarry Pool) 139-10-0. Sat., Matric AC Dave Badger Memorial Match (Sponsored by Ashmore Glass). M. Warner (Matric AC) 110-2-0; A. Spearman (Matric AC) 109-12-0; N. Crowther (Goodyear AC) 102-14-0. Sun., Greenman AC. S. Smith (Greenman AC) 140-6-0; V. Prosser (Greenman AC) 122-8-0; D. Walker (Greenman AC) 100-9-0. Sun PM., Open. M. Evans (Weston Pools) 162-12-0; S. Harris (Little Dawley) 144-10-0; V. Heath (Newport) 124-12-0.
Rough Hay AC, Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Shrops., Sat., Chestnut Pool. P. Humpage (Rough Hay AC) 50-0-0; A. Gough (Wolverhampton AA VDE/Rough Hay AC) 43-9-0; K. Holbrook (Rough Hay AC) 41-2-0.
Sports & Social AC, Shearsby Valley Lakes, Lutterworth, Leics. Sun. L. Cox (SAS AC) 79-0-0; S. Atter (SAS AC) 57-8-0; S. Cheetham (SAS AC) 50-2-0.
Sherwood Forest Fishery, Edwinstowe, Notts. Sun Eve 14th Aug., Holmedale Lake. S. Skelton (Maver/Dynamite Baits) 112-7-0; C. Brazier (Gateford Angling Supplies) 109-0-0; P. Unwin (Gateford Angling Supplies) 78-4-0. Tues., Sherwood Lake. A. Kitt (Worksop Juniors) 111-2-0; T. Chandler (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 54-1-0; C. Brazier (Gateford Angling Supplies) 52-4-0. Wed., Holmedale Lake. M. Langton (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 130-12-0; C. Brazier (Gateford Angling Supplies) 113-2-0; L. Parker (Phil's Bait & Tackle) 111-12-0.
Towcester Vets, Dog Lane Fishery, Napton-on-the-Hill, Warks. Wed. J. Balhatchett (Towcester Vets) 66-12-0; B. Eales (Towcester Vets) 59-0-0; G. Read (Towcester Vets) 58-12-0.
White Hart Flore AC, Bishop’s Bowl Fishery, Bishop’s Itchington, Leamington Spa, Warks. Sun. M. Wheeler (White Hart Flore AC) 99-0-0; G. Muddimen (White Hart Flore AC) 86-0-0; T. Griffiths (White Hart Flore AC) 82-0-0.
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