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Angling match results for the week ending 16 April 2023

Angling match results brought to you by Steve Cope.

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1st Bye Contest, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal (Wolverhampton AA Waters), Green Sheds Sections 3 & 4, Penkridge, Staffs. Sun. Sean Brabin (Corks AC) 1-8-8 (mixed bag plus quality roach to 1lb); David Spooner (Corks AC) 1-4-0 (mixed bag); Nigel Grayland (Corks AC) 1-3-0; David Price (Corks AC/Tuckers) 1-2-8.

Barford AA Open, Grand Union Canal, (Barford AA Waters Bridges 72-73), Knowle, W. Mids. Sat. Pete Millard (Bailey's of Warwick) 4-5-7; Simon Nickless (Sensas Black Country) 4-0-0; ‘Big' Colin Talbot (Sparks MG) 2-15-0; James Poolton (Sensas Smithy's) 2-13-6. Sections: Section 1 – John Clegg (Browning West Midlands) 2-7-12; Section 2 – Glenn Law (Sparks MG) 2-13-0; Section 3 – Dave Berrow (Sparks MG) 2-6-7; Section 4 – Mark Bissett (Gonna B!!) 1-14-2.

Beverley Canal League (17th Match), Beverley Canal, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorks. Sun. Steve Williamson 7-2-0; Dave Brooks 6-2-0; Chris Riley 5-5-0; James Clay 5-2-0; Geoff Dunham 4-8-0; Graham Hartley 4-3-0. League: Steve Williamson 97; Chris Riley 92; James Clay 88; Dave Brooks 88.

Bridgtown Social AC, Shropshire Union Canal (Izaak Walton [Stafford] AA Waters), Little Onn, nr. Church Eaton, Staffs. Sun (9 fished). Paul Deehan (Bridgtown Social AC) 4-2-2 (mainly roach plus a few skimmers); Roger Corbett (Bridgtown Social AC) 3-15-13 (mainly roach); Dennis Jackson (Bridgtown Social AC) 3-12-4; Tony Beech (Bridgtown Social AC) 3-8-6; Dave Rayson (Bridgtown Social AC) 2-5-11; Dave Smith (Bridgtown Social AC) 1-0-3.

Canal Masters 2023 Qualifier No.1, Shropshire Union Canal (Hodnet AC Waters), Goldstone & Soudley, Shrops. Sun (60 fished). Steve Fogel (Drennan NW) 7-6-8 (skimmers on caster and maggot); Paul Waddington (DGL) 7-5-0 (roach and skimmers on pinkie over groundbait); Colin Mayor (Drennan NW) 6-2-0 (roach and skimmers); Richard Guest (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 5-11-14 (roach and skimmers). Qualifiers: Richard Guest; Paul Waddington; Steve Ashworth (Preston Innovations NW); Steve Fogel; Ian Fewtrell (Wigan MG); Jan Verbruggen (Saints MG). (Simon Mottram would like to say a big thank you to Terry Nutt and Paul Edwards at Hodnet AC).

Crewe MG Open, Shropshire Union Canal, Waverton, nr. Chester, Ches. Sun (9 fished). Ryan Franks (Smith's Bait & Tackle/Congleton) 53-3-0 (bream) (VENUE RECORD); Wendy Locker (Chester Tackle & Locker) 9-11-0 (skimmers); Simon Loyley (Chester Tackle Locker) 6-14-0 (skimmers and roach).

Kennet & Avon Spring League, Round 2, Kennet & Avon Canal, Whaddon, Kings Arms PH & Airsprung Sections, Wilts. Sun (64 fished). Nick Jones (Drennan Bordon Black) 13-10-0 (skimmers on red maggot over groundbait); Ben McGrath (Sensas West Sussex) 9-12-0 (skimmers on dead maggot over groundbait); Kev Bennett (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 8-10-0 (skimmers plus a late 2lb 8oz perch); Paul Yarrow (Drennan Oxford) 8-4-0; Matt Redman (RIVE Homestores Aqua) 8-0-0; Simon Drew (Sensas Oakwood) 7-0-0. Teams: Preston Innovations Thatchers 50; Sensas West Sussex 47; RIVE Homestores Red 44.5. League: Preston Innovations Thatchers 92; Sensas West Sussex 85; RIVE Homestores Aqua 82.

Long Eaton Fed. Spring League, Round 1, Erewash Canal, Dockholme, Derbys. Sat. John Brockway (Maver Central) 16-0-0 (four bream); Andy Astle (Loughborough MG) 15-3-0; Alec Whitmore (Nathan's of Derby) 10-2-0; Scott Westwood (Loughborough MG) 5-5-0; Ivan Carrier (Long Eaton Fed.) 5-0-0; Julian Garner (Long Eaton Fed.) 3-5-8.

Northwich AA, Trent & Mersey Canal, Farm Road Section, Northwich, Ches. Sat. Steve Brookes 0-13-0 (roach); Jimmy Byrne 0-7-12; Tony Carr 0-6-12.

Prostate Screening Fund Canal Championship 2023 Qualifier No. 4, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal (Wolverhampton AA Waters), Calf Heath, Staffs. Sun. Tony Walsh (Drennan Leics. MVDE) 6-11-0; Norman Wilson (Good Intent) 6-2-0; Malcolm Appleby (Drennan Leics. MVDE) 5-11-0; Steve Broome (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 2-13-8; Dave Berrow (Sparks MG) 2-4-12; Paul Dobing (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 2-4-4. Qualifiers: Tony Walsh; Dave Berrow; Norman Wilson; Malcolm Appleby.

Sensas Lifestyle MG/Izaak Walton (Stafford) AA Open, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Stafford Boat Club Section, Stafford, Staffs. Sat (9 fished). Keith Hulland (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 11-8-12 (two bream, perch and roach, all on caster); Mark Wyton (Bridgtown Social AC) 6-7-8 (small skimmers and roach); Dave Holbrook (Team Eclipse) 6-0-0 (good perch plus roach); Phil ‘Jonty' Johnson (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 5-6-8 (two big bream and the odd perch); Alan Round (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 2-6-15 (a 1lb+ perch plus smaller samples); Mel ‘Killer' Wood (Four Ashes AC) 1-6-0.

Sportsman AA Open, Walsall Canal (BCN), Moors Mill Lane Section, Tipton, W. Mids. Sat. Dave Anderson (Sportsman AA) 1-0-12; Chris Taylor (Sportsman AA) 0-13-8; Mal Galliers (Sportsman AC) 0-8-6.

Sportsman AC Opens, Birmingham Main Line Canal (BCN), Watery Lane Section, Tipton, W. Mids. Wed. Mick Hawkins (Sportsman AC) 13-1-0 (skimmers); Mark ‘Jed' Whiles (Sportsman AC) 6-15-0; Mal Galliers (Sportsman AC) 6-1-0. Sun. Winner: Alan Price (Sportsman AC) 21-1-0. Sections: John Horton (Sportsman AC) 14-0-0; Mark ‘Jed' Whiles (Sportsman AC) 13-5-0; Dean Webb (Sensas Black Country) 13-2-0.

Storey's Halesowen RBL, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal (BAA Waters), Hinksford Boats Section, Hinksford, Swindon, W. Mids. Sun. Phil Cooper (Storey's Halesowen RBL) 5-8-0 (bream and perch on worm); Sean Waite (Storey's Halesowen RBL) 4-6-8; Howard Dodd (Storey's Halesowen RBL) 4-1-0; Garry Mason (Storey's Halesowen RBL) 2-9-0; Andy Sloan (Storey's Halesowen RBL) 2-1-0.

Tring Old Codgers, Grand Union Canal, Winkwell Lane Section, Bourne End, Herts. Tues (10 fished). Tony Gray 9-4-0 (three bream); Pete Leech 1-8-0; Andy Allday 0-4-0; Paul Hedges 0-3-0.

Wigan AA Flyers, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Grey Heights Section, Chorley, Lancs. Wed. Roger Gardom 5-12-0 (one good bream, two good skimmers plus half a dozen decent roach); Steve Wilson 3-14-4; Dave Trafford 2-9-0. Sections: Pegs 1 – 8: Sean Wharton 2-4-8. Pegs 9 – 16: Graham Mortimer 1-8-8. Sat., Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Burscough Town Centre Section, Burscough, W. Lancs. (27 fished). Ant Lloyd 15-15-0; Dave Trafford 8-9-8; P. Ashton 7-4-12. Sections: Pegs 1 – 9: Dave Edgerley 5-5-12. Pegs 10 – 18: M. Rimmer 7-4-8. Pegs 19 – 27: Paul Holding 5-9-8. Sun (21 fished). Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Piggery Bridge Section, Wigan, Gtr. Manchester. Derek Walker 15-10-8; Brian Meadows 9-8-0; Sean Wharton 9-7-0. Sections: Pegs 1 – 11: Tony Crolla 8-4-4. Pegs 12 – 21: Shaun Paddon 4-0-8.

Winterton AC, Stainforth & Keadby Canal, Bonnyhale Section, nr. Scunthorpe, N. Lincs. Sat. Mick Moore 5-12-0; D. Ashmore 5-0-0; S. Robinson 4-5-0.

Wolverhampton Over 60's Club Open, Shropshire Union Canal, Mucky Lane Section, Wheaton Aston, Staffs. Wed. Colin Tillet (CT Paper Cannock) 3-6-2; Mick Westwood (Norton Canes) 3-5-10; Mark Wyton (Bridgtown Social AC) 3-5-7; (Joint 4th) Keith Holbrook (Rough Hay AC) 2-13-10; Tony Beech (Bridgtown Social AC) 2-13-10; Glenn Law (Sparks MG) 2-11-12.

Canal & River Trust Stillwaters

Blackfords Progressive Association Match, Calf Heath Reservoir, nr. Gailey, Staffs. Sat (24 fished). Dave Ridgway (Shifnal) 24-0-0 (roach and the odd skimmer); Jordan Hall (Middy/Adrenaline) 22-1-0; Dave Nicholls (Walsall) 21-13-0; Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 17-8-0; John Rafferty (Blackfords) 17-0-0; Brian Ashley (Telford) 16-3-0.

Fazeley AC, Blythe Waters, Knowle, Solihull, W. Mids. Sun., Bridge Pool. Steve Savings 33-14-0; Terry Stevens 25-9-0; Gary Heath 18-0-0; Paul Savings 17-0-0.


Long Eaton Fed., Brewery Ponds, Shardlow, Derbys. Wed. Jim Marcer (Belper) 13-2-0 (tench and silvers); Steve Till (Long Eaton Fed.) 11-7-0; Chris Wright (Dynamite Derby Angling Federation) 10-3-0; John Lock (Loughborough MG) 9-12-0; Rob Pembridge (Soldiers & Sailors) 5-4-0; Keith Mears (Soldiers & Sailors) 4-15-0.

Patshull Park Fishery, Great Lake, Pattingham, Staffs. Sun., Open, Shallows Section. Alan Evans (Kidderminster) 17-10-0 (quality bream); Dave Ridgway (Shifnal) 17-7-0 (quality bream). Sections: Section 1 – John Seagrave (Gt. Wyrley) 16-7-0; Section 2 – Paul Bucknell (Little Dawley AC) 14-14-0.


A.J. Jewson Tuesday Series, Forest Lane Fishery, Alne, N. Yorks. Tues., Don & Vale Lakes (28 fished). John Holdsworth (Tri-Cast Calder) 156-4-0 (carp and barbel); Gary Barnes (Lowhills AC) 149-12-0 (carp and barbel); Paul Jones (Todmorden) 149-6-0; Dave Pilgrim (Ryburn AC) 147-10-0; Warren Mcleavy (Tri-Cast Calder) 144-10-0; Eric Green (Mirfield AC) 142-2-0.

Angling Trust Fish ‘O' Mania 2023 Qualifier, Partridge Lakes Fishery, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Covey Lakes 1-6, Spey, Marsh & Willow Lakes (100 fished). Charlie Law 156-0-0; Steve Peplow 151-8-0; Lee Thornton 139-11-0; James Woodrow 121-15-0; Artur Hilmi 119-10-0; Steve Openshaw 109-0-0. Qualifier: Charlie Law.

Barlborough Springs Fishery Open, Chesterfield, Derbys. Sat. Dean Senkiw 61-15-0; Simon Jarvis 50-8-0; Dave Austin 47-2-0.

Bateman Vine AC, Haye Farm Fishery, Ribbesford, Bewdley, Worcs. Sun., Curtis Pool. D. Lester (Bateman Vine AC) 27-0-0 (carp); Roger Ashmore (Bateman Vine AC) 26-0-0 (inc. a 16lb carp); C. Hariss (Bateman Vine AC) 16-0-0 (carp); M. Holmes (Bateman Vine AC) 14-0-0 (carp).

Bitterwell Lake Tuesday Silvers Match, Coalpit Heath, Bristol. Tues (14 fished). Tom Baker 37-4-0 (tench and skimmers); Martin McMahon 27-2-0; Jack Stone 24-14-0; Charlie Isaacs 24-0-0; Mat Taynton 20-9-0; Ali Gibbs 18-8-0. October 17th 2023 Silvers Final Qualifier: Tom Baker.

Blundell Fishery, Rixton, Ches. Sat., Open, Trio, Ash, East, West & Pine Lakes. Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sports) 152-5-0 (carp to 10lb); Tom Bowler (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 105-10-0 (carp to 12lb); Jon Davies (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 99-13-0; Alan Sharman 95-5-0.

Brookside Fisheries, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Open, Snake Lake 1. Steve Conroy 56-10-0; Nick Butterworth 38-12-0; Stuart Conroy 34-1-0.

Carney Pools Silvers Open, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, Staffs. Sat., Dragon Pool. Kevin Williams 57-4-0; Steve Askey 47-8-0; Kev Stalley 46-6-0; Mark Capewell 41-1-0; Jay Fell 31-6-0; Ian Stangroom 29-7-0.

Eden Grange Fisheries Open, Shildon, County Durham. Sat. Danny Cunningham 101-4-0; Andy Nelson 100-12-0; Abbey Cutting 75-8-0.

Four Counties Stoppo's Silvers Open, Stoppo's Fishery, Coton-in-the-Elms, Derbys. Sat. John Harper 22-0-0 (good skimmers); Leighton Neale 14-0-0 (big ide, skimmers and tench); Tony Taylor 11-0-0 (skimmers, perch and mixed silvers).

Luton AC, How End Fisheries, Houghton Conquest, Bedford, Beds. Wed., Danni's Lake (12 fished). Steve Lathwell 37-11-0 (carp); Richard Darbon 20-5-0; Dennis Hunt 19-3-0; Steve Osman 16-9-0; Brian Shaw 15-7-0; Sean Leatherland 14-12-0.

Nisa Feeders Open, Makins Fishery, Bramcote, Nuneaton, Warks. Wed., Phase One – Lake Two. Chris Wayte (Coalville) 63-8-0; Gary Cook (Mosella UK) 58-9-0; Clive Oliver 43-12-0; John Adamson (Nisa Feeders) 33-15-0; Stuart Gould (Rugby) 29-4-0.

Packington Somers Fisheries, Meriden, W. Mids. Wed., Solihull Angling Centre Open, Molands Mere Pool (17 fished). Jon Newton 111-13-0 (carp, F1s and skimmers); David Smith 82-6-0 (carp and F1s); Daniel Tresigne 63-11-0 (carp and F1s); Dave Roberts 63-3-0 (carp and F1s). Sat., Open, Big Geary's Pool (22 fished). Barry Byrd 95-6-0 (carp); Peter Caton 64-6-0 (carp); Stephen Bellion 55-13-0 (carp); Lee Myers 52-9-0 (carp). Sun., Open, Siblings A & B Pools (19 fished). William McCranor 120-4-0 (carp and F1s); Andy Christie 101-12-0 (F1s); Phil Canning 90-4-0 (F1s); Daniel Eaton 86-5-0 (carp and F1s).

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Mon., Oswestrians, Willows Pool. Josh Humphreys (Oswestrians) 123-1-0; Tim Probert (Oswestrians) 99-4-0; Richard Davenport (Oswestrians) 82-4-0; Kenny Humphreys (Oswestrians) 79-15-0. Mon., Harris AC, Oak Pool. Gary Margerison (Harris AC) 154-12-0; Kevin Melville (Harris AC) 106-13-0; Nathan Spain (Harris AC) 95-3-0. Wed., Open, Oak Pool. Rich Pedlar (Bibby's/Stone & District AC) 99-1-0; Steve Lovell (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 83-14-0; Steve Woodhall (OAC) 72-13-0; Brett Billingham (Preston Innovations Boldings) 58-1-0. Thurs., Over 60's Open, Oak Pool. Gary Gollins (Swan Elite) 110-1-0; Clive Wright (Preston Innovations Boldings) 96-12-0; Ron Clarke (Preston Innovations Boldings) 89-3-0; Steve Woodhall (OAC) 81-8-0. Sat., Open, Chestnut Pool. Steve Owen (Monkhall) 177-14-0; Paul Hemming (Monkhall) 138-12-0; Dave Hailey (Preston Innovations Boldings) 121-6-0; Ralph Johnson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 100-8-0. Sun., Open, Willows Pool. Gaz Willey (Walsall) 113-14-0; Kelvin Emlyn (OAC) 112-7-0; Dave ‘Tank' Palmer (Walsall) 106-8-0; Les Willey (Walsall) 99-9-0.

Quarry Pool Fishery, Aston Eyre, Shrops. Sat., Poets AC. T. Kibble (Poets AC) 185-8-0; D. Walters (Poets AC) 87-15-0; N. Cotterill (Poets AC) 86-4-0.

The Oaks Lakes, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat., Open, Cedar Lake. Chris Hall 86-11-0; Eddie Pearson 78-10-0; Steve Brown 71-14-0.

The Old Hough Coarse Fishery Open/Spring League, Round 3, Middlewich, Ches. Sat., Prospect, Boulders & Lucky Dip Pools. Carl Day 72-6-0; (Joint 2nd) Mark Halliwell 64-11-0; Eric Thomas 64-11-0; Steve Butler 61-6-0; Ellis Leigh 60-8-0; Mike Anderson 56-0-0. League: Andy Dyson 166-8-0; Liam Wallworth 157-7-0; Carl Day 155-8-0; Gareth Gibbons 144-14-0.

Todber Manor, Sturminster Newton, Dorset. Sat., Open, Hill View Lake (25 fished). Steve Tucker 169-8-0; Ash Tomkins 165-12-0; Adrian Dew 155-0-0. Master of the Manor 2023 Qualifier: Steve Tucker.

Viaduct Fishery, Somerton, Somerset. Sat., Open, Campbell Lake (20 fished). Toby Burrell 163-4-0; Jack Stamp 118-3-0; Tim Martin 116-2-0. Silvers: Stu White 74-5-0; Ben Hagg 57-0-0; James Rock 38-3-0.

Weston Pools, Oswestry, Shrops. Sat., Open, Claypit Pool. Allan Hughes 72-11-0; Lee Griffiths 62-4-0; Mal Dawes 57-9-0. Sat., Open, Weir Pool. Graham Tait 70-9-0; Lee Saville 63-12-0; Glen Bowler 41-8-0.

Willow Lakes Spring League, Round 2, Willow Lakes, Foston, Grantham, Lincs. Sat. Steve Pretty 113-6-0 (all carp on banded 4/6mm pellet); Dan Lacey 94-12-0; Dave Breakwell (Colmic Dynamite Trentmen) 86-0-0; Mitch Riley 75-12-0; Danny Higgins 71-0-0; Harold ‘Boss' Bossman 69-4-0. Section winners: Ash Lake: Dan Lacey & Steve Pretty. Hawthorn Lake: Mark Wyatt & Andy Birkin.

Last Edited: 18 April 2023

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