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Angling match results for the week ending 19 February 2023

Angling match results brought to you by Steve Cope.

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Beverley Canal Open, Beverley Canal, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorks. Sun. Brian Balme 8-0-0; Joss Gilligan 7-12-0; Barry Sayer 7-10-0; Geoff Dunham 6-11-0; Paul Rolfe 5-14-0; James Clay 5-9-0.

Dave's of Middlewich Individual League, Round 4, Trent & Mersey Canal, Malkins Bank & Wheelock Sections, Sandbach, Ches. Sun (64 fished). Mark Wilson (Sensas NW) 12-6-0 (hemp-roach to 10oz plus dace); Dave Trafford (Matrix LTB) 7-9-12 (caster-roach to 10oz); George Cooke (Team Les ‘O') 7-9-3 (caster-roach to 8oz); Andy Turner (Tri-Cast Calder) 6-8-8 (caster-roach); Ant Lloyd (Liverpool AS) 6-1-12; Steve Fogel (Drennan NW) 5-11-0. League: (Joint 1st) Steve Fogel (Drennan NW) 5; Simon Preece (Drennan NW) 5; Kev Clarke (Wigan MG) 5; Sean Birchall (Saints) 5; Dave Trafford (Matrix LTB) 6.

G.T. Bathroom Series, Cannock Extension Canal, Yates' Boatyard Section, Pelsall, Walsall, W. Mids. Sat. D. Jeffery 6-7-2; C. Dean 5-3-13; I. Kent 4-15-14.

Goodyear AC, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Either side of The Anchor PH Sections, Coven, Staffs. Sun (25 fished). Steve Cope (Goodyear AC) 4-5-4 (a 2lb 8oz tench plus a 1lb 8oz perch and a tiny bonus perch); Dave Dale (Goodyear AC) 3-6-12 (one bream and one skimmer); John Cunningham (Goodyear AC) 2-9-12 (two skimmers); Tommy Cross (Goodyear AC) 1-4-12 (a skimmer and a perch); Keith Holbrook (Goodyear AC) 1-0-4; Dave Holbrook (Goodyear AC) 0-15-4.

HanKat Superteam AS Open, Stourbridge Canal, Tank Section, Brierley Hill, W. Mids. & Dudley No.2 Canal, opposite the Hop House PH in the bays at the end of the Link 51 Section at Blowers Green, Dudley, W. Mids. & Dudley No. 1 Canal, Waterfront Bridge Section, Brierley Hill, W. Mids. Sat. Barry Broadhurst (HanKat Superteam AS) 8-10-10; Sir David Sheaf (Canal Kings) 8-0-0; Andy Curless (Drennan NW) 7-14-12; Jamie Clarke (HanKat Superteam AS) 7-10-0; Lee Woodhouse (HanKat Superteam AS) 4-14-11; Kevin Clark (Storey's Halesowen RBL) 4-14-0.

Hodnet AC, Shropshire Union Canal, Marina Section, Market Drayton, Shrops. Sun. Barry Minns (Hodnet AC) 11-6-0; Terry (Hodnet AC) Nutt 7-11-8; Bob Parrish (Hodnet AC) 4-14-8; Colin Roberts (Hodnet AC) 4-3-8; Steve Neale (Hodnet AC) 3-12-8; Josh Williams (Hodnet AC) 3-3-0.

Liverpool DAA Individual Winter League, Round 2, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, The Ship Inn, Ormskirk & Saracen's Head PH, Halsall Sections, Lancs. Sun 12th Feb (37 fished). Jan Verbruggen 7-7-0 (202 roach and pommies); Ant Fisher 6-8-0 (punch-roach); (Joint 3rd) John Cookson 6-3-0; Dave Walmsley 6-3-0. (no league placings supplied).

Liverpool DAA Open, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Cricket Pitch Section Maghull, Merseyside. Sun. (Joint 1st) John Easton 5-9-0; Jeff Stirratt 5-9-0; Paul Charnock 4-10-0.

Liverpool DAA Wednesday Sweep/£1,000 Prize Final 2023 Qualifier, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Pilling Lane Section, Lydiate, Sefton, Merseyside. Wed. Roy Spenlove 3-5-0 (an eel plus perch); Carl Whalley 1-3-0; Paul Holding 1-2-0. Qualifier: Roy Spenlove.

Luton AC, Grand Union Canal, Three Locks PH Upper (Section 4), Stoke Hammond, Bucks. Wed (18 fished). Dave Whillock 6-6-0 (three bream; best 3lb); Barry Roper 5-11-0 (roach); Dennis Hunt 4-4-0 (roach); Keith Ward 2-3-0; Brian Shaw 1-1-0; Richard Darbon 0-10-8.

Mirfield AC, Aire & Calder Navigation, Knottingley, Wakefield, W. Yorks. Wed. S. Williamson 3-13-0; A. Hampson 3-12-0; C. Lealand 3-10-0; T. Barlow 3-9-0.

Moira Canal Spring League Practice Match, Moira Canal, New Pegs above the Wooden Bridge & Donisthorpe Basin, Donisthorpe, Leics. Sun (18 fished). Mick Hatchard (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 4-9-0; Clive Lloyd 3-15-0. Sections: Section 1 – Steve Stickman 3-12-0. Section 2 – Dean Cherrington 2-11-0. Section 3 – Paul Middleton 1-10-0. (only two skimmers caught so weights down on the last few matches).

Old Bank Open, Battyeford Canal, Mirfield, Kirklees, W. Yorks. Sat. Paul White (Rochdale) 8-2-0 (roach and perch to 1lb); Simon Walton (Sensas NW) 6-6-0 (roach and perch); Nigel Storr (Matrix Halifax) 4-5-8; Arran Wheelhouse (Tri-Cast Calder) 3-15-0; Chris Dennis (Mirfield AC) 3-4-0; Martin Blagbrough (Tri-Cast Calder) 3-3-0.

Sportsman AA Open, Walsall Canal (BCN), Moors Mill Lane Section, Tipton, W. Mids. Sat. Steve Broome (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 4-9-0 (perch); Glenn Law (Sparks MG) 1-11-5; Tony Lowe (Sportsman AA) 0-14-13; Chris Rice (Sensas Black Country) 0-11-3.

Sportsman AC Open, Birmingham Main Line Canal (BCN), Netherton Tunnel End Section, Tividale, W. Mids. Sun. Mark Whiles (Sportsman AC) 12-4-0; Steve Broome (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 9-6-0; John Horton (Sportsman AC) 9-0-0; Gary Atkins (Sportsman AC) 8-7-0; Alan Price (Sportsman AC) 8-2-0; Dean Webb (Sensas Black Country) 7-7-0.

Stoke City DAA Open, Shropshire Union Canal, Gnosall, Staffs. Sat (11 fished). Dave Mawby (Wellingborough AC) 17-9-4 (skimmers and roach); Dave Holbrook (Team Eclipse) 10-11-0 (all skimmers); Kev Perry (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 8-4-6 (perch and roach); Mel ‘Killer' Wood (Four Ashes AC) 8-4-2 (skimmers); Fred ‘the Bread' Cheetham (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 7-6-9 (half perch and half roach); Steve Brooks (Wellingborough AC) 7-5-7.

Thornhill AC Open, Calder & Hebble Canal, Dewsbury, Kirklees, W. Yorks. Tues. Ron Haigh (Thornhill AC) 1-4-8 (roach and perch to 4oz); Mick Stock (Elland) 1-4-0 (roach and perch to 6oz); Martin Blagbrough (Tri-Cast Calder) 0-15-0.

Tring Old Codgers, Grand Union Canal, Cooks Wharf Section, Cheddington, Bucks. Tues. Paul Hedges 0-10-0; Dave Moore 0-1-0. (only two anglers caught fish).

Wigan AA Flyers, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Navigation below the locks, Wigan, Gtr. Manchester. Wed. S. Birchall 0-8-5; R. Gardom 0-3-12; B. Meadows 0-2-4.

Wigan AA Flyers, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Saracens Head PH Section, Halsall, Lancs. Sat. L. Wightman 6-3-0; A. Lloyd 5-12-0; S. Mayo 5-0-0.

Wigan AA Flyers, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Piggery Bridge to the ‘S' Bend Section, Wigan, Gtr. Manchester. Sun. Johnny Walker 3-1-0 (two decent skimmers); Mark Battersby 2-2-0 (mainly perch); Carl Whalley 1-10-0.


Barford AA Open, Warwickshire Avon, Below the Weir Stretch, Barford, Warks. Sat. John Harwood (Barwood AA) 28-10-0; Shane Edwards (Attleborough) 22-11-0; Craig Harrison (Attleborough) 19-1-0. Sections: Section A – Tony Avery (DGL) 17-10-0; Section B – David Harris (Barford AA) 17-10-0; Section C – Tim Kinson (Matchbox) 15-4-0.

Bridgnorth AS Teams of Three Winter League, Round 4, River Severn, Linley Bank Stretch, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sun (33 fished). Joe Holloway (Milo Red) 29-8-0 (chub); Mark Traves (Milo Red) 24-2-0 (chub); Ian Hughes (Moss Valley DH Angling) 19-8-0 (chub and barbel); Mark Stacey (Middle Severn Angling) 17-9-0 (mainly chub). Teams: Milo Black 31; Bridgnorth AS 29. League: Moss Valley DH Angling 104; (Joint 2nd) Run DMC 90; Bridgnorth AS 90; Middle Severn Angling 88; Foster's Arms 87; Milo Red 67.

Gillingham AA/The Dave Hillier Memorial Upper Stour Open, River Stour, Highbridge & Catholics, Dorset. Sun. Clive Pettifer (Gillingham AA) 12-9-0 (six chub); Richard Cake (Gillingham AA) 12-8-0 (six chub); Dave Sealey (Gillingham AA) 11-7-0; Jason Twining (Glaston Manor) 8-7-0; James Kiernan 6-5-0; Jason Mills 6-1-0.

Kidderminster & District AA Open, River Severn, Bewdley, Worcs. Wed. Craig Harrison 34-12-0; Phil Baker 26-0-0; Mark Woolams 21-14-0; Mark Traves 17-8-0; Steve Slade 15-12-0; Tony Moreton 13-11-0 (all chub and barbel weights).

Northwich AA Mini League, Round 4, River Weaver, Newbridge, Boats/Willowbeds & Oak Tree Lengths, Northwich, Ches. Sat. Steve Brookes (Weaver Burglars) 34-4-0 (a 27lb 9oz mirror carp plus 70 roach); Ian Morrison (Matrix LTB) 12-13-0; Alex Clegg (Wigan MG) 10-14-8. Teams: Matrix LTB 5; Wigan MG 10; Glow Worms 11; SSG 15; Saints 16.

River Severn ‘All Method' League, Round 1, River Severn (KDAA Waters), Bewdley, Worcs. Sat (34 fished). Andy Price 84-2-0 (chub and barbel); Trevor Cahlk 65-5-0; Tony Moreton 54-12-0; Phil Baker 35-3-0; Joe Holloway 34-6-0. (twenty three double figure weights recorded and twelve double figure barbel caught). League: Andy Price 9 (84-2-0); Trevor Chalk 9 (65-5-0); Phil Baker 9 (35-3-0); Barry Cooper 9 (29-12-0); Tony Moreton 8 (54-12-0); Joe Holloway 8 (34-6-0); Brian Jones 8 (20-0-0); Dave Foxall 8 (16-12-0); Mark Edwards 7 (19-0-0); Russell Millward 7 (16-6-0).

Rotherham UAF Winter League, Final Round (6), River Don, Sprotbrough, Doncaster, S. Yorks. Sun. A. Starkey (Mill Tackle) 18-6-0; R. Bramall (MPW Baits) 15-4-0; P. Goulding (Daiwa Dons) 15-0-0. Teams: Mill Tackle 40; Daiwa Dons 33. Final league: Mill Tackle 15; Browning Ossett 17; Daiwa Dons 25; (Joint 4th) Spotted Fin/Team Normanton 32; Bait-Tech North 32.

Salisbury DAA Pairs Match, River Nadder, Constable Fishery (Club Water), Salisbury, Wilts. Sun (36 fished). Martin Flack 20-0-0 (chub); Ray Ridgers 18-0-0 (dace); John Raison 16-8-0 (roach, dace and perch); John Rushton 15-14-0; Dave ‘Docs' Docherty 13-9-0 (chub and dace); Andy Brooks 12-10-0. (no pairs results supplied).

Winsford DAA Wednesday Open, River Weaver, Marina Length, Winsford, Ches. Wed. T. Wright 7-9-0; S. Walton 7-7-0; D. Hodson 6-7-0.

Canal & River Trust Stillwaters

Blackfords Progressive Winter League, Final Round (6), Calf Heath Reservoir, nr. Gailey, Staffs. Sat. Steve Davies 54-1-0 (all bream); Keith Sproston 31-15-0 (all bream); Dave Ridgeway 22-1-0; Dave Nicholls 21-0-0. Final league: 1st Gaz Oliver (on weight); 2nd Paul Bucknell; 3rd Ian Davies.

Boddington Tuesday Open, Boddington Reservoir, nr. Byfield, Northants. Tues. Pegs 68 to 86: Darren Sanders 83-14-0; Pete Caton 54-8-0; A. Tommy 34-10-0; Steve Wills 29-8-0. Pegs 88 to 101: Karl Mullen 142-3-0; Wayne Sharman 82-8-0; John Webb 62-15-0; Maurice Williams 60-8-0.


Bibby's/Stone & District AC, Willows Pools (Club Water), Rough Close, Stafford, Staffs. Wed. Dave Chetwyn 17-12-0 (mainly silvers plus two small carp); Kim Jones 7-8-0 (one 6lb carp plus bits); Steve Cooke 5-8-0; (Joint 4th) Mick Cartlidge 4-4-0; Francis Cooke 4-4-0; Dave Mason 2-8-0.

Patshull Park Pike Bank Match, Great Lake, Pattingham, Staffs. Sat., Deeps & Lodge Bay Sections. Neil Jones 26-14-0 (five fish); John Collins 26-1-0 (three fish); Will Whitehouse 7-13-0.


Anglers Choice Middlesbrough Winter League, Final Round (6), The Oaks Lakes, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat., Ash Lake. Harry Wintersgill 75-4-0; Steve Wilson 72-9-0; Shaun Glass 68-4-0. Final league: 1st Harry Wintersgill; 2nd Phil Cooper; 3rd Rob Wood; 4th Shaun Glass.

Aston Park Fisheries, Sheffield, S. Yorks. Sat., Open, Bill's Pool. Steven Forster 46-4-0; Jack Walker 43-8-0; Steve Wolstenholme 35-10-0.

Blake Hall Fisheries Silvers Open, Cheadle, Staffs. Sat. David Pickering 29-3-0; Mark Kearns 24-2-0; S. Devine 21-3-0.

Blundell Fishery, Rixton, Ches. Sat., Open, Trio, East & Pine Lakes. A. Cosmin (Dave's of Middlewich) 84-14-0 (carp to 6lb); Dave Swain (Garbolino/Dynamite Baits) 71-10-0 (carp to 6lb); John Pilling (Rochdale Angling Centre) 66-5-0.

Bradshaw Hall Fisheries, Bolton, Gtr. Manchester. Sat., Open, Lakes 8 & 9. Charlie Law 60-0-0; Harry Leach 59-0-0; Paul Jagger 57-13-0.

Brookside Fisheries, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Open, Snake Lakes 1 & 2. Chris Ruscoe 49-1-0; Lee Tabern 44-8-0; Steve Conroy 35-7-0.

Gold Valley Lakes, Aldershot, Hants. Sat (22 fished)., Open, Syndicate Lake. Malcolm Bond 136-14-0; Charlie Dalton 65-8-0; John Light 54-4-0.

Hawkesbury Hall Farm, Bedworth, Warks. Sun., Open, Match Pool (12 fished). John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 24-9-0 (a couple of carp; best 8lb plus a few skimmers and bits); Vincent Cziniscalko (Hawkesbury) 24-5-0 (a couple of carp; best 8lb plus bream, roach, tench and perch); Jamie Galloway (Hawkesbury) 23-7-0 (bream and carp; both to 4lb plus mixed silvers).

Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, nr. Eccleshall, Staffs. Sat., Open, Bridge & Island Pools & Match Lake. Jamie Hughes 219-5-0; Steve Openshaw 146-15-0; Trevor Robinson 146-11-0; Steve Williamson 135-5-0; Alan Smith 124-5-0; Ant King 114-1-0.

High Heyes Farm Fishery (The Catteries) Open, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancs. Sat. Mike McGrath 80-8-0; Paul Banks 78-12-0; Ian Burns 56-12-0.

Izaak Walton Fishery Teams of Three League, Round 2, Chebsey, Staffs. Sun., Bottom, Canal, & Middle Pools. Bottom Pool: Steve Dudley (Warren's) 18-0-0; Mark ‘Sticky' Wilton (Wilton's) 15-7-0; Les Thompson (Doodson's) 14-9-0. Canal Pool: Gaz Clowes (B.H.G.) 11-4-0; Dave Lloyd (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 8-9-0; Neil Turner (Warren's) 6-8-0. Middle Pool: J. O'Sullivan (Doodson's) 25-3-0; Ed Warren (Warren's) 14-2-0; Martin Owen (C.S.R.) 11-5-0. League: Doodson's 20; Bag'em/Maver Midlands 21; (Joint 3rd) B.H.G. 23; Warren's 23; Picko's 27; C.S.R. 31.

Maver UK Winter League, Round 9, Packington Somers Fisheries, Meriden, W. Mids. Sun., Molands Mere, Big & Little Geary's & Siblings A & B Pools (57 fished). Luke Newton 83-0-0 (F1s); Dave West 80-11-0 (carp and F1s); Steven Pearce 77-13-0 (F1s); John Burchell 70-0-0 (carp and F1s); Paul Truman 66-10-0 (carp and F1s); Phil Canning 66-1-0 (carp and F1s). League: John Burchell 24; Phil Canning 27; Jack Shirley 28; Paul Truman 34 (291-1-0); Ian Crossman 34 (282-14-0); Ron Savage 34 (236-3-0).

Monkhall Fishery, Monkhopton, nr. Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sat 11th Feb., Open, Hawk Pool. Rob Jeaps (Monkhall) 100-4-0; Stuart Tibbetts (Monkhall) 71-2-0; Simon Harris (Little Dawley AC) 55-8-0. Sun 12th Feb., Open, Owl Pool. Mark Harris (Monkhall) 83-10-0; Paul Gregory (Swan Elite) 57-14-0; Rob Jeaps (Monkhall) 55-0-0. Wed., Open, Owl Pool. Mel Davies (Angler's Peg) 59-14-0; Correy Darlinton (Monkhall) 51-6-0; Paul Gregory (Swan Elite) 36-8-0.

Nisa Feeders Open, Makins Fishery, Bramcote, Nuneaton, Warks. Wed., Phase 1-Lake Two. Simon Skelton (Melton Tackle & Dynamite Baits) 120-11-0; Shaun Greenfield (Manchester AC) 52-14-0; Tony Lamb (Elephant & Castle AC) 39-14-0; Rich Neale 21-4-0; Rob Lowe (Old Works AC) 19-7-0; Shaun Weed (Old Works AC) 15-13-0; John Adamson (Nisa Feeders) 14-0-0.

Packington Somers Fisheries, Meriden, W. Mids. Wed., Solihull Angling Centre Open, Rover. Dave Childs 91-8-0 (carp and F1s); Nick Jukes 58-1-0 (carp and F1s); John Burchell 55-1-0 (carp and F1s). Sat., Open, Rover. Roy Beasley 57-8-0 (carp and F1s); Dave Roberts 43-10-0 (F1s); Andy Christie 31-13-0 (F1s).

Partridge Lakes Fishery, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Open, Covey Lakes 1, 2, 3 & 5 (46 fished). Frank Cooke 88-6-0; Dave Riggers 81-12-0; Pete Tickle 80-8-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Mon., Over 60's Open, Sycamore Pool. Steve Owen (Monkhall) 91-11-0; Colin Reynolds (Preston Innovations Boldings) 76-14-0; Terry Edwards (Pool Hayes) 52-6-0. Thurs., Over 50's Open, Sycamore Pool. Bill Hill (Preston Innovations Boldings) 46-15-0; Colin Reynolds (Preston Innovations Boldings) 41-6-0; Mick Jamieson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 36-0-0. Sat., Oswestrians, Beech Pool. Paul Hemming (Monkhall) 62-9-0; Gary Gollins (Swan Elite) 61-2-0; Rob Hancox (MH Floats) 55-1-0. Sat., Open, Sycamore Pool. Steve Owen (Monkhall) 72-9-0; Terry Edwards (Pool Hayes) 67-12-0; Colins Reynolds (Preston Innovations Boldings) 63-11-0; Pete Burns (Preston Innovations Boldings) 62-14-0. Sun., Gaz Willey Open, Chestnut Pool. Jon Rouse (OAC) 81-6-0; Gareth Unwin (Big C) 68-6-0; Gary Morris (Preston Innovations Boldings) 63-14-0.

The Cunneries Fishery, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancs. Sat., Open, S Canal, Old Canal & Hawk Pools (30 fished). Matty Higgins 114-0-0; Ro Trees 101-6-0; Gary Richardson 84-14-0.

The Oaks Lakes, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat., Open, Cedar Lake. Neil Marley 46-6-0; Dean Smith 45-15-0; Luke Hawkesworth 43-0-0. Sat., Silver Fish Open, Alders & Firs Lakes. Will Hodson 60-15-0 (ide); Brad Lucas 52-1-0; Mark Calvert 51-1-0.

Todber Manor, Sturminster Newton, Dorset. Sat., Open, Hill View Lake (22 fished). Dan Squire 255-14-0; Gary O'Shea 205-4-0; Nick Veale 200-12-0.

Tri-Cast Old Hough Fishery, Middlewich, Ches. Sat., Open, Upper & Lower Benbo Pools. Gareth Gibbons 67-10-0; (Joint 2nd) Andy Dyson 60-3-0; Martyn Steele 60-3-0; R. Farnell 57-12-0.

Viaduct Fisheries, Somerton, Somerset. Sat., Open, Campbell Lake (17 fished). Mark Vigar 82-12-0; Tom Thick 55-0-0; Adrian Jeffery 52-0-0. Silvers: Tom Thick 38-0-0; Tim Martin 37-10-0; Adrian Dew 36-12-0.

Weston Pools, Oswestry, Shrops. Sat., Open, Belvedere & Stretton Pools. Chris Lane 102-1-0; Allan Hughes 93-0-0; Colin Wozek 79-5-0; Mal Dawes 76-9-0.

Whitmore Fisheries, Greenhalgh, Preston, Lancs. Sat., Open, East Canal (18 fished). Nathan Stretch 61-4-0; Graham Carter 56-5-0; Danny Wilkinson 49-5-0.

Last Edited: 20 February 2023

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