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Angling match results for the week ending 13 August 2023

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Angling Trust Division One Teams of Ten National 2023, Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, Gloucester, Glos. Sat (460 fished). Drennan Barnsley Blacks 137; Browning Ossett 140; DGL 144 (on section countback); Drennan Bordon 144; Sensas Lobby's MG 152; Daiwa Dorking 167; Preston Innovations DELCAC 169; Drennan NW 180; Starlets AS 192; Future Fishing Match Squad 194. Individual winner: Nigel Evans (DGL) 49K 500g (bream on maggot feeder). Runner-up: Darren Wright (Colmic A4 MG) 30K 300g (bream).

Angling Trust Division Two National 2023 Practise Match, Shropshire Union Canal, Baddington/Green Lane Sections (E Section in the National), nr. Nantwich, Ches. Sat (60 fished). Paul Kennils (Liverpool DAA) 15-7-0 (bream); J. Lloyd (Liverpool DAA) 9-12-0 (mixed bag); Steve Dudley (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 7-7-1; John Brockway (Maver Central) 7-4-1; T. Taylor (Four Counties) 5-14-13.

Angling Trust Float Teams of Five National 2023, Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, Gloucester, Glos. Sun (45 fished). Drennan Barnsley Blacks 11; Sensas Starlets 17; Drennan Bordon 21 (on weight); Daiwa Dorking 21; Drennan Leics. MVDE 24; Preston Innovations Thatchers 30 (on weight); DGL 30; Future Fishing Match Squad 33; Sensas Mark One 38. FIPS World Club Championship 2024 Qualifiers: Drennan Barnsley Blacks.

Bibby's/Stone & District AC Wednesday Sweepstake Match, Shropshire Union Canal, Boat Section, Shebdon, Staffs. Wed. Jeff Warrilow 17-7-0 (bream to 3lb 8oz on bread); Maurice Pass 9-10-0 (mixed bag on pinkie); Albert Lawton 7-9-0 (bream to 3lb on worm); Paul Walkden 6-14-0; Steve Smith 6-9-0; Kim Jones 6-8-0; Mark Wilton 5-4-0; Ray Jarvis 5-0-0 (four 1lb+ roach on tares); Phil James 4-14-0.

Bridgtown Social AC, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal (Goodyear AC Waters), Slade Heath Railway Section, Coven, Staffs. Sun. Dennis Jackson (Bridgtown Social AC) 4-5-4 (one decent bream plus silvers); Paul Caley (Bridgtown Social AC) 4-3-4 (one decent perch and a 3lb bream); Tony Beech (Bridgtown Social AC) 2-11-5 (small silvers); Paul Deehan (Bridgtown Social AC) 2-3-12 (small silvers); Dave Rayson (Bridgtown Social AC) 2-2-9 (small silvers); Roger Corbett (Bridgtown Social AC) 1-11-15 (small silvers).

C.T. Paper Sales/Wolverhampton AA 2023 Series Final, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Penkridge, Staffs. Sun (80 fished). Simon Mottram (Drennan NW) 23-10-0 (mainly bream); Chris Furnival (Sportsman AC) 22-0-0 (mainly bream); Andy Curless (Drennan NW) 20-15-0 (mainly bream); Steve Cope (Four Ashes AC) 17-5-4 (all bream); Barry Broadhurst (HanKat Superteam AS) 16-3-14 (all chub); Simon Preece (Drennan NW) 16-2-13; Fred ‘the Bread' Cheetham (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 11-10-12; John Garbett (Team Eclipse) 11-9-0 (bream); Darren Massey (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 8-6-0 (170 roach and a 1lb skimmer).

Canal Kings Open, Birmingham Main Line Canal (BCN), Bridge Street North Section, Smethwick, W. Mids. Sun. Tony Bowen (HanKat Superteam AS) 6-0-0; John Whitehouse (Sportsman AA) 5-1-0; Rucha Ford (Canal Kings) 4-14-0; Roger Evans (Sensas Black Country) 4-5-0; Jason Cunningham (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 3-10-8.

Goodyear AC, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, 3 Hammers Golf Course Section, Coven, Staffs. Thurs PM., 4 hour match. Tony Beech (Goodyear AC) 5-11-0 (170 mixed fish on pinkie and squatt over groundbait); Mel ‘Killer' Wood (Goodyear AC) 4-7-7 (roach, perch and gudgeon on squatt and pinkie over groundbait); Mal Boden (Goodyear AC) 4-3-8 (roach, gudgeon and small perch on pinkie and maggot); Johnny Benness (Goodyear AC) 3-5-0 (roach and gudgeon on bread).

HanKat Superteam AS, Stourbridge Canal, Tank Section, Brierley Hill, W. Mids. Sat. Tony Bowen (HanKat Superteam AS) 13-1-9; Andy Curless (Drennan NW) 9-0-0; Mark Hardman (Sensas Black Country) 8-4-8; Dave Berrow (Sparks MG) 4-6-6; Chris Furnival (Sportsman AC) 4-5-5; Steve Broome (Maver Midlands) 3-11-2.

South West Super League, Round 5, Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, Gloucester, Glos. Sun 6th Aug. Tom Moretti (Sensas Devizes Black) 7-1-0 (one bream, four skimmers and a roach on the feeder and pole); Phil Bendall (DGL Red) 6-12-0 (skimmers on the feeder); James Allen (DGL Red) 6-7-0; Steve Long (Garbolino Blackmore Vale) 6-6-0; N. Adcode (Sensas Devizes Black) 6-5-0; Mark Harper (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 6-1-0. Teams: DGL Red 31; Sensas Devizes Black 26; (Joint 3rd) Preston Innovations Thatchers 23; Thatchers Sonubaits 23. League: DGL Gold 129.5; Thatchers Sonubaits 127; Sensas Devizes Black 118.

Sportsman AA Open, Walsall Canal (BCN), Ocker Hill, Tipton, W. Mids. Sat. Mal Gallier (Sportsman AA) 7-2-10; Dave Arnold (Sportsman AA) 3-11-14; Malc Robinson (Sportsman AA) 2-0-0; Karl Haywood (Sportsman AA) 1-13-8; John Whitehouse (Sportsman AA) 1-3-0.

Sportsman AC Open, Birmingham Main Line Canal (BCN), Netherton Tunnel End, Tividale, W. Mids. Sun. Winner: Alan Price (Sportsman AC) 4-6-0. Sections: Baz Buckley (Sportsman AC) 3-0-1; Trevor Dangerfeidl (Sportsman AC) 2-9-0.

Wolverhampton Over 60's Open, Shropshire Union Canal, Brewood, S. Staffs. Wed. Tony Beech (Bridgtown Social AC) 9-9-12; Chris Furnival (Sportsman AC) 5-13-10; Dave Dale (Sparks MG) 5-8-8; Carl Westwood (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 5-8-0; Mick Hatchard (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 5-7-0; Alan Round (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 5-6-1.

Dudley Regional Celebration, Dudley Canal, Dudley, Juniors, Dylan Egan 1.24kg, Frankie Allcott 680g, Daniel Lawes 540g, Ammar Saherwala 260g, Riley Jones 180g, Regan Jones 120g. Cadets, Alfie Allcott 1.2kg, Apollo Lamarr 1.02kg, Jacob Bath 950g, Jessica Lawes 820g, Morgan Hughes 590g, Mohammed Muntaz 240g.


Angling Trust Riverfest 2023 Qualifier, River Trent, Collingham, Notts. Sun (60 fished). Andy Starkey 102-15-0; Mark Bond 42-4-0; Tom Everett 26-8-0; (Joint 4th) Ken Clark 22-6-0; Steve Townsend 22-6-0; Ced Baldwin 19-12-0. Qualifiers: Zone A – Matt Hudson; Zone B – Mark Bond; Zone C – Steve Townsend; Zone D – Andy Starkey.

Bridgnorth AS Members Match, River Severn, Linley Bank Stretch, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sun (58 fished). Adam Vaughan (Kidderminster) 27-12-0 (chub of all sizes); Kevin Owen 24-8-0; Richard Buxton 18-4-0; Paul King 17-0-0; Ade Griffin 15-2-0.

Bridgnorth British Legion AC, River Severn, Severn Park Stretch, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sat 6th Aug. Ian Hughes 18-8-0 (silvers on the whip); Geoff Brierley 14-12-0 (silvers on the whip); Brian Preece 9-9-0 (silvers on float); Graham Ilic 5-8-0.

Droitwich Spa Members Only, Warwickshire Avon, Twyning, Glos. Thurs. A. Gardner 24-11-0; M. Hunt 14-3-12; J. Bartlett 15-5-4; R. Millward 8-15-12; C. Jew 7-5-12.

Newport AC Open, River Gt. Ouse, Sherington Bridge Stretch, Lathbury, Milton Keynes, Bucks. Sun 6th Aug. Myles Phillips 13-13-0; Martin Cunniffe 7-3-0; Kevin Osborne 6-7-0.

Northwich AA Open, River Weaver, Newbridge Stretch, Northwich, Ches. Sat. Rod Fraser 9-3-4 (a couple of bream plus roach); Martin Lenihan 6-7-12 (roach); Graham Sixsmith 5-4-0 (roach); Dave Clarke 4-10-4 (mainly one bream).

Rotherham UAF Open, River Don, Sprotbrough, Doncaster, S. Yorks. Sun. Dave Stenson (Doncaster) 7-14-0; Kev Vickers (Browning Ossett) 6-12-0; Steve Hurst (Rotherham) 5-6-0; Kev Foster (spotted Fin Team Normanton) 4-11-0; Dave Armitage (Bradford) 3-13-0.

Storey's Halesowen RBL, River Severn, BAA Waters, Grimley, Worcs. Sun. Kevin Clarke 4-11-0 (perch and roach); Gary Weaver 4-8-0; Malcolm Merrick 3-0-0; Lawrie Mulheron 2-14-0.

Wellingborough AC, River Nene, Ashton Footbridge Stretch, Ashton Mill, E. Northants. Sun 6th Aug. Ray Johnson 16-4-0 (two good bream plus skimmers); Jan Cebula 13-5-0; Graham Pace 11-2-0.


Boston DAA, Bargate Drain, Horncastle Road Section, Pegs 118-131, Boston, Lincs. Sun 6th Aug. Reece Dillamore 19-3-0 (four bream plus silvers); Mark ‘Cookie' Cook 16-13-0 (one tench, three bream plus a few silvers); Mark Griggs 11-14-0 (200+ bits); Barry Drake 11-1-8 (two bream plus bits); S. Skinner 5-1-8; Craig Butterfield 4-13-0 (small silvers).

Spilsby AA Don's Wednesday Knock-Up, Hobhole Drain, Boston, Lincs. Wed. Dave Ashmore 12-8-0; Dave Dean 7-2-0; Dave Bontoft 2-9-0; Paul Dent 1-8-0.


Blackfords Progressive Association Match, Kingswood Lake, Cannock, Staffs. Sat. Steve McQueen (Cannock) 27-8-0; Neville Bailey (Blackfords) 19-13-0; Gary Johnson (Sensas) 12-15-0; Ron Nicholls (Walsall) 11-7-0.

Castle AC, Canons, Northants. Sun 6th Aug. John Lewis 21-10-0; Dick Ashby 12-10-0; Dick Cullen 12-6-0.

Lagoon AC, St. James' Lake, Brackley, Northants. Sun 6th Aug. George England 15-12-0; Andy Franklin 11-13-0; Dave Lewis 10-0-0.

Long Eaton Fed., Brewery Ponds, Shardlow, Derbys. Wed. Steve Hill (Long Eaton Fed.) 9-9-0 (tench); Jim Marcer (Belper) 9-1-0; Pete Swainston (Nottm. Deaf) 6-7-0; Derek Jackson (3 Counties) 6-1-0; Rob Wright (Long Eaton Fed.) 5-10-0; (Joint 6th) Ivan Carrier (Long Eaton Fed.) 5-4-0; Alec Whitmore (Nathan's of Derby) 5-4-0.

Nene/Towcester AC, Biggin Lake, Oundle, Northants. Sun 6th Aug. Graham Martin 146-12-0; Kevin Nightingale 125-5-0; Kevin Elliott 114-0-0.

Patshull Park Fishery Opens, Great Lake, Pattingham, Staffs. Wed. Paul Bucknell (Little Dawley AC) 19-11-0; Pete Waters (Patshull) 14-10-0; Steve Preece (Walsall) 13-9-0; Danny Chetwood (Telford) 12-4-0. Sun. Pete Black (Garbolino) 23-1-0; Tony Randall (Shifnal) 17-1-0; Danny Chetwood (Telford) 14-8-0; Kevin Williams (Wolverhampton) 11-12-0; Rich Lawson (Vespe) 11-9-0; Ty Woods (Chester Tackle Locker) 10-1-0.


A.J. Jewson Tuesday Series, Tollerton Ponds, York. N. Yorks. Tues., Heron & Kingfisher Ponds. John Mills (Bradford) 294-2-0 (carp and barbel on pellet); Warren Mcleavy (Tri-Cast Calder) 219-10-0 (pellet for barbel and carp); Ronnie Goldwater (West Yorkshire Fire) 228-0-0; Graham Hudson (A.J. Jewson Tackle) 186-12-0; Tom Barlow (Dynamite/Drennan Barnsley) 184-11-0; Karl Rowley (Four Sons) 130-7-0.

Barlborough Springs Fishery August Top Dog Event, Round 1, Chesterfield, Derbys. Sat. Simon Jarvis 226-11-0; Mark Giove 142-11-0; Neil Lindley 134-10-0; Tony Shilcock 133-6-0; Russ Hardie 122-0-0; Chris Clark 109-15-0.

Blundell Fishery, Rixton, Ches. Sat., Open, Trio, Ash, Pine, East & West Lakes. Conrod Taylor (Absolute Angling) 210-6-0 (carp to 17lb on meat and corn down the edge); Mick Reed (Frenzee) 196-0-0 (carp to 6lb on pellet short); Chris Davies (Warrington) 141-2-0.

Cashmores MG, Cooper's Lake, Weston-on-Trent, Derbys. Sat. P. Jeffery 80-4-0; M. Elcock 56-8-0; D. Hadley 42-2-0.

Castle Ashby Opens, Grendon, Northants. Wed 2nd Aug. Jamie Minter 66-0-0; Ian Pretty 58-12-0; Tony Granfield 44-4-0. Sun 6th Aug. Paul Abbott 49-11-0; Alan West 31-4-0; Nigel Fawkes 26-12-0.

Corks AC Mid-Week Knock-Up, Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Wed., Top Pool. Peter Walker 41-15-0 (carp on pole-fished pellet shallow); Melvin Dyke 33-0-8; Graham Spooner 31-11-0.

Cotton Outcasts AC, Meadowlands Fishery, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Warks. Sun 6th Aug. Steve Wills 104-15-0; Ken Andrews 80-2-0; Vince Battams 73-0-0.

Darlaston AC, Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, nr. Kidderminster, Worcs. Sun., Meadow Pool. Malcolm Davies 76-3-0; Daz Joiner 71-0-0; Alfred Hall 56-14-0.

Flore & Brockhall AC, Barby Mill, Barby, Warks. Sun 6th Aug. Gil Corn 45-0-0; Jim Tanser 42-0-0; Terry Smith 23-0-0.

Golden Reel 2023 Qualifier, Partridge Lakes Fishery, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Covey Lakes 1,4,5 & 6 (53 fished). Aidy Twist 143-9-0; Danny Bennett 123-7-0; Artur Hilmi 121-9-0. Qualifier: Aidy Twist.

Hawkesbury Hall Farm, Bedworth, Warks. Sun., Open, Match Pool (12 fished). Glyn Morson (Hawkesbury) 106-10-0 (carp to 8lb on pellet and paste); Jamie Galloway (Hawkesbury) 93-5-0 (carp to 8lb on pellet and meat); Ian Shirley (Hawkesbury) 88-0-0 (carp to 8lb on hard pellet).

Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, nr. Eccleshall, Staffs. Sat., Open, Canal, Bridge & Island Pools (19 fished). Andy North 198-12-0; Morgan Davidson 181-10-0; Darren Johnson 180-4-0; Jack O'Sullivan 167-2-0; Steve Williamson 145-12-0; Ash Davies 137-6-0.

High Heyes Farm Fishery (The Catteries) Open, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancs. Sat (14 fished). James Declouet 137-8-0; Paul Banks 84-0-0; Dave Bolton 82-0-0.

Izaak Walton Fishery, Chebsey, Stafford, Staffs. Sat., Open, Bottom Pool. Dan Deakin 189-7-0; R. Dale 141-9-0; P. Beesley 140-7-0; D. Lockett 135-6-0; D. Bracken 128-11-0; G. Clarence 120-2-0.

MAP Marston Fields Fishery, Sutton Coldfield, W. Mids. Sat., Open, Elm & Willow Pools. Richard Chapman 107-0-0; Lee Richards 76-0-0; John Hodson 68-0-0; Neil Jackson 58-0-0.

Millpool AC, Packington Somers Fisheries, Meriden, W. Mids. Sun 6th Aug. Alan Walton 140-10-0; Grant Merrett 92-0-0; Mark Robinson 81-0-0.

Monkhall Fishery, Monkhopton, nr. Bridgnorth, Shrops. Wed., Open, Hawk Pool. Sam Slocket (Preston Innovations) 207-2-0; Luke Brennan (Drennan NW) 197-14-0; Jon Slockett (Lostock Tackle) 167-10-0.

Nisa Feeders Open, Makins Fishery, Bramcote, Nuneaton, Warks. Wed., Phase One-Lake Two. John Adamson (Nisa Feeders) 162-1-0 (mainly carp to 9lb on Method feeder to the island plus 27lb 8oz of bream); Nick Weed (Old Works AC) 141-1-0 (carp on Method feeder early, then pole in the margins); Shaun Weed (Old Works AC) 134-11-0 (carp on poled pellet short, then margins); Daz Shaw (Langley Mill) 131-2-0 (carp on Method feeder to the island, then pole down the edge); Dave Kent (Long Eaton Victoria Angling Society) 87-0-0; Martin Hincks (Ajax Angling Club) 84-14-0.

Packington Somers Fisheries, Meriden, W. Mids. Wed., Solihull Angling Centre Open, Little Geary's Pool. Paul Truman 132-4-0 (carp and F1s); Jack Shirley 113-6-0 (carp and F1s); John Burchell 112-11-0 (F1s); Keith Deaner 106-13-0 (carp and F1s). Sat., Open, Big Geary's Pool (23 fished). Phil Canning 84-4-0 (carp and skimmers); Dave Roberts 76-13-0 (carp); Roy Beasley 75-2-0 (carp); Paul Terry 71-4-0 (carp). Sun., Open, Siblings A & B Pools. Paul Truman 111-14-0 (carp and F1s); Peter Murray 106-12-0 (F1s); Dave Childs 87-6-0 (F1s); Dave West 86-9-0 (carp and F1s).

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Wed., Open, Oak Pool. Steve Lovell (Maver Midlands) 207-11-0; (runner-up's name not supplied) 101-10-0; Anthony Terry (Preston Innovations Boldings) 91-8-0. Thurs., Ron Clarke AC, Willows Pool. Andy Varden (Vard's Tackle) 211-9-0; Tony Price (Preston Innovations Boldings) 145-6-0; Colin Reynolds (Preston Innovations Boldings) 104-3-0; Ron Clarke (Preston Innovations Boldings) 87-9-0. Sun., Open, Beech Pool. John Harvey 162-12-0; Stu Tibbetts (Walsall) 159-5-0; Gaz Smith 146-8-0; Colin Wozek (OAC) 126-6-0.

Quarry Pool Fishery, Aston Eyre, Shrops. Wed., Open. James Woodfine (Maver) 140-4-0; Terry Edwards (Pool Hayes) 123-5-0; Steve Owen (Fatty's Bait & Tackle) 122-5-0; Neil Jones (Wrexham) 107-5-0. Fri., Hind AC, Rotherham. D. Johnson 158-10-0; D. Clayton 132-5-0; S. Barnard 95-10-0. Sat., Woodstone Warriors AC. S. Owen 140-8-0; A. Cooper 136-15-0; W. Harris 135-2-0; S. Lowe 111-1-0; F. Cook 102-3-0. Sun., Green Man AC. C. Stevens 173-7-0; T. Slater 125-9-0; C. Jeavons 100-3-0.

Sherwood Forest Fishery, Edwinstowe, Notts. Sat., Open, The New Langdale Pool. Josh Paling 118-10-0; Chris Graves 73-15-0; Mike Brough 73-7-0.

Spilsby AA Tuesday Evening Series, Match 14, Toad Hall Fishery, Candlesby, nr. Spilsby, Lincs. Tues Eve. Derek Skinner 38-10-0; Dennis Houghton 28-0-0; (Joint 3rd) Dave Andrew 21-10-0; Tony Hancock 21-10-0. League: (Joint 1st) Dennis Houghton 34; Derek Skinner 34; Dave Andrew 42; Tony Hancock 48.

Splinters AC, Peatling Pools Fishery, Peatling Pools, Lutterworth, Leics. Wed 2nd Aug., Plough & Harrow Pools. Trev Griffiths 152-2-0; Dave Robinson 125-3-0; Phil Steele 118-11-0. Sun 6th Aug., Lake B. Gary Muddiman 274-4-0; Trev Griffiths 261-8-0; Steve Johnson 208-6-0 (the top eight anglers weighed in a total of 1, 401lb; averaging 175lb per man).

The Cunneries Fishery, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancs. Sat., Open, S Canal. Winner: Jack Grundy 183-9-0. Sections: Daz Marshall 177-13-0; Jordan Bate 83-13-0.

The Oaks Lakes, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat., Open, Cedar Lake. Steve Spears 129-13-0 (F1s); Ryan Bennett 113-8-0; James Leeson 102-15-0.

The Old Hough Coarse Fishery £5,000 Qualifier Open, Middlewich, Ches. Sat., Lucky Dip, Upper Benbo & Prospect Pools. Mike Anderson 145-6-0; Andy Kirk 137-10-0; Martyn Steele 136-15-0; Simon Kearns 124-14-0; Dave Pimlott 116-1-0; Simon Symcox 104-9-0. Qualifiers: Andy Kirk; Martyn Steele.

Todber Manor, Sturminster Newton, Dorset. Sat., Open, Hill View Lake. Adam Burrows 651-14-0; Pemb Wrighting 650-4-0; Anthony Flint 618-6-0. Master of the Manor 2023 Qualifier: Adam Burrows.

Towcester Vets, Green Farm Fishery, Towcester, Northants. Wed 2nd Aug. Rob Pottinger 55-0-0; Mick Goodridge 46-0-0; John Broughton 36-0-0.

Weston Pools, Oswestry, Shrops. Sat., Open, Belvedere Pool. Tony Woollaston 88-2-0; Mal Dawes 79-7-0; Lee Griffiths 75-4-0; Richie O'Connor 71-0-0.

Whitmore Fisheries, Greenhalgh, Preston, Lancs. Sat., Open, East Canal (24 fished). Gary Whalley 96-11-0; Charlie Law 88-11-0; Jack Howarth 87-15-0.

Last Edited: 15 August 2023

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