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Angling match results for the week ending 19 March 2023

Angling match results brought to you by Steve Cope.

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Cashmores MG, Shropshire Union Canal (Wolverhampton AA Waters), Pendeford, W. Mids. Sun. B. Fell (Cashmores MG) 2-6-3; M. Elcock (Cashmores MG) 2-1-7; D. Jeffery (Cashmores MG) 2-1-5.

Dave's of Middlewich Individual League, Final Round (6), Trent & Mersey Canal, Elworth, Sandbach, Ches. Sun (58 fished). Sean Birchall (Saints) 8-14-12 (caster-roach); Stephen Rimmer (Matrix Halifax) 4-8-0 (a 2lb 8oz bream plus roach); Jan Verbruggen (Saints) 3-10-4 (small punch-roach); Ben Clarke (Drennan NW) 3-7-12 (small punch-roach); (Joint 5th) John Leeds (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 3-5-0 (caster-roach); Ross Wightman (Liverpool AS) 3-5-0 (caster-roach). Final league: Steve Fogel (Drennan NW) 7; Sean Birchall (Saints) 8; Tony ‘Big Dog' Swindells (Wybunbury Anglers) 9; Dave Trafford (Matrix LTB) 10 (three sections wins plus weight advantage); Simon Preece (Drennan NW) 10 (three section wins); Dean Meadows (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 11 (three section wins); Paul Beeston (Dave's of Middlewich) 11 (two section wins); Jan Verbruggen (Saints) 12; Ian Wilson (Cadence NW) 13; Ant Lloyd (Liverpool AS) 14 (three section wins).

Goodyear AC, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Shawhall Lane Section, Coven, Staffs. Sun (16 fished). Paul Dobing (Goodyear AC) 3-3-11 (70+ small punch-fish; mainly roach); John Cunningham (Goodyear AC) 3-1-9 (four skimmers; largest 2lb on maggot and pinkie); Ray Campbell (Goodyear AC) 2-10-11 (punch-fish); Malcolm Bethell (Goodyear AC) 2-10-1 (inc. two skimmers; largest 1lb 8oz); Keith Holbrook (Goodyear AC) 2-8-8 (mixed bag).

HanKat Superteam AS Opens, Stourbridge Canal, Old Strike Waters Pegs 1-23, Brierley Hill, W. Mids. Sat (23 fished). Simon Nickless (Sensas Black Country) 9-11-0; Paul Turner (Colmic UK) 7-0-14; Keith Ward (Starlets) 4-3-0; Andy Curless (Drennan NW) 3-1-8; Sir David Sheaf (Canal Kings) 2-15-6; Steve Broome (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 2-13-13. Sun., 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. (40 fished). Stu Cuttler (Matrix) 8-5-6; Andy Curless (Drennan NW) 7-6-9; Gary Owen (Good Intent) 7-5-0; Micky Howell (HanKat Superteam AS) 7-0-8; Dave Richards (Four Ashes AC) 6-6-8; Steve Broome (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 6-5-8.

Hodnet AC, Shropshire Union Canal, Market Drayton Marina Section, Market Drayton, Shrops. Sun. Pete Ligus (Hodnet AC) 10-9-8; Colin Roberts (Hodnet AC) 7-0-8; Bob Parrish (Hodnet AC) 6-11-0; Barry Minns (Hodnet AC) 6-9-0; Josh Williams (Hodnet AC) 6-5-8; Terry Nutt (Hodnet AC) 5-1-0.

Norbury Individual League, Round 5, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Junction, Staffs. Sat (20 fished). Simon Preece (Drennan NW) 10-9-0 (perch, skimmers and roach); John Hanna (Browning West Midlands) 7-11-10 (skimmers and roach); Dave McCall (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 7-11-4 (mainly perch plus a few skimmers); Les Olszewski (Team Les ‘O') 6-4-4 (a 2lb perch, a 1lb 8oz hybrid plus small roach and skimmers); Kev Perry (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 5-5-0 (all roach); Nigel Clayton (Sensas Black Country) 5-3-8 (mixed bag). League: Keith Hulland (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 8; Dave McCall (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 10 (three section wins); Simon Preece (Drennan NW) 10 (two section wins plus weight advantage); Nigel Clayton (Sensas Black Country) 10 (two section wins); Mel ‘Killer' Wood (Four Ashes AC) 11 (two section wins); Dave Holbrook (Team Eclipse) 11 (one section win).

Northants/Nene AC Last Club Match of the Season, Grand Union Canal, Furnace Lane Bridge Section, Nether Heyford, W. Northants. Sun 12th Mar. Rob Pottinger 6-1-0 (100+ punch-roach); Peter Fish 3-0-0 (roach and small skimmers); John Balhatchett 2-4-0; Andy Kimpton 2-3-0 (punch-roach). Season points total: Rob Pottinger 185; Les Goodridge 162; John Broughton 160.

Prostate Screening Fund Qualifier 2023, Shropshire Union Canal (Wolverhampton AA Waters), Pendeford, W. Mids. Wed. Steve Broome (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 9-10-0; Paul Turner (Colmic UK) 4-15-0; Alan Gough (Wolverhampton AA/Rough Hay AC) 4-9-12; Chris Furnival (Sportsman AC) 2-6-8; Steve Dudley (Sensas Black Country) 2-3-4; Arthur Shaw (Rough Hay AC) 1-8-0. Qualifiers: Steve Broome; Paul Turner.

Thornhill AC Open, Calder & Hebble Canal, Dewsbury, Kirklees, W. Yorks. Sat. Andy Andrew ‘Sweeney' Turner (Tri-Cast Calder) 2-12-0 (roach and perch); Arran Wheelhouse (Tri-Cast Calder) 1-14-0 (roach and perch); Gary Makin (Thornhill AC) 1-6-0; Martin Blagbrough (Tri-Cast Calder) 0-11-0; Timothy Noon (Tri-Cast Calder) 0-10-0.

Wellingborough Teams of Four League, Final Round, Grand Union Canal, Foxton, Leics. Sun 12th Mar. Tommy Boyce (Wellingborough A) 4-14-7 (punch-roach); Andy Swift (Browning Central Sphere) 4-9-10; Gary Mayes (Intercounties) 4-0-0. Teams: Browning Central Sphere 27; Colmic Blue 23; Wellingborough B 20. Final league: Browning Central Sphere 3; (Joint 2nd) Wellingborough B 9; Colmic Blue 9; Wellingborough A 11; (Joint 5th) Browning Xitan 17; Colmic Red 17; Intercounties 18; Black Magic 22. Top Individual: James Stephenson (Browning Central Sphere) 23.

Wigan AA Flyers, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Appley Bridge, W. Lancs. Sun 12th Mar (20 fished). Roger Gardom 8-5-12; D. McGuinn 6-10-0; T. Richardson 3-13-12. Sections: Pegs 1-10 — D. Meadows 3-9-0; Pegs 11-20 — J. Walker 3-3-0. Sun., Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Spencer's Swing Bridge Section, Burscough, W. Lancs (17 fished). G. Kennerley 14-0-8; M. Wilson 10-0-8; M. Battersby 6-13-0. Sections: Pegs 1-8 — S. Wilson 4-15-8; Pegs 9-17 — Roger Gardom 5-10-8.


Kidderminster & District AA Last Day Open, River Severn, Bewdley, Worcs. Tues. Jez Williams 25-4-0 (five barbel); Brian Jones 19-0-0; Geoff Brierley 11-12-0; Steve Maher 7-0-0; Andy Price 6-10-0.

Milton Keynes Vets, River Ouzel, The Bully Stretch, Milton Keynes, Bucks. Sun 12th Mar. Paul Chapman 28-8-0 (roach; Ernie Sattler 10-0-0; Paul Hack 3-3-0.

Canal & River Trust Stillwaters

Blackfords Progressive Association Match, Calf Heath Reservoir, nr. Gailey, Staffs. Sat (20 fished). Ashley Poxton (Sneyd AC) 26-13-0; Dave Ridgway (Shifnal) 16-2-0; Chris Brown (Blackfords) 14-3-0; Neville Bailey Snr. (Blackfords) 13-15-0; Mark Greening (Streetly) 12-15-0; Mick Tonks (Patshull) 12-13-0.


Bibby's/Stone & District AC, Willows Pool (Club Water), Rough Close, Stafford, Staffs. Sun. Francis Cooke 30-8-0 (small carp and F1s); Dave Chetwyn 29-8-0 (chub, F1s and carp); Terry Proctor 16-6-0 (three carp); Mick Cartlidge 13-4-0; Dave Mason 8-6-0; Kim Jones 7-10-0.

Hodnet AC, Preeswood Pool (Club Water), Whitchurch, Shrops. Thurs. Steve Neale (Hodnet AC) 26-0-0; Terry Nutt (Hodnet AC) 16-6-0; Geoff Perkins (Hodnet AC) 9-12-0.

Long Eaton Fed., Brewery Ponds, Shardlow, Derbys. Wed. John Lock (Loughborough MG) 9-7-0 (silvers and a barbel); Steve Hill (Long Eaton Fed.) 7-11-0; Jim Marcer (Belper) 7-9-0; Alan Wright (Long Eaton Fed.) 5-3-0; Terry Mallard (Soldiers & Sailors) 4-7-0; Chris Close (Loughborough MG) 4-6-0.

Long Eaton Victoria AS Grange Pond Winter Series, Match No. 2, Grange Pond, Long Eaton, Derbys. Sun. Martin Pacey 90-4-0 (carp to double figures); Steve Hoult 87-11-0 (carp); John Adamson 32-8-0 (stocky carp and small bream); Paul Hearson 29-4-0 (stocky carp and small bream).


Anglers Choice Middlesbrough Spring League, Match 3, The Oaks Lakes, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat., Sycamore Lake. Harry Wintersquill 99-13-0; Dave Atkins 95-5-0; Martin Bell 84-2-0.

Blake Hall Fisheries Silver Open, Cheadle, Staffs. Sat. Neil Dimmick 20-12-0; David Pickering 18-10-0; L. Cody 16-8-0.

Blundell Fishery, Rixton, Ches. Sat., Open, Trio, Ash & East Lakes. Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sports) 89-11-0 (carp to 5lb); Clive Garlick (MW Roofing) 88-2-0 (carp to 10lb); Dave Swain (Garbolino Dynamite Baits) 83-4-0.

Bradshaw Hall Fisheries, Bolton, Gtr. Manchester. Sat., Open, Lake 8. John Chapman 87-9-0; Andrew Lord 63-15-0; Craig Dickinson 56-0-0.

Brookside Fisheries, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Snake Lakes 1 & 2. Nick Butterworth 44-5-0; Lee Tabern 41-6-0; Nick Barlow 39-12-0.

Carney Pools, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, Staffs. Sat., Open, Damsel Pool (19 fished). Ian Haynes 167-0-0; Paul Holland 144-14-0; Pete Vernon 132-0-0.

Castle Ashby Open, Grendon, Northants. Sun 12th Mar. Stan Atter 92-4-0; Paul Robinson 50-0-0; Mick Wadham 39-8-0.

Flore & Brockhall AC Teams of Three League, Penultimate Round, Dog Lane Fishery, Napton-on-the Hill, Warks. Sun 12th Mar. Kevin Bassett (Newbold) 30-10-0 (bream and roach); Gil Corn (The George) 22-0-0; Steve Bassett (The George) 12-6-0. League: Newbold 73; The George 66; Regulars 56; Dolphins 55; Reliants 40.

Glebe AC, Peatling Pools, Peatling Parva, Lutterworth, Leics. Sun 12th Mar. Kenny Andrews 28-4-0; Paul Jackson 23-9-0; Dave Haddon 23-3-0.

Golden Rod Feeder Championship Final 2023 Qualifier, Larford Lakes, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcs. Sat. Phil Canning 235-0-0; Ray Lamb 175-2-0; Jason White 174-0-0; Ian Wood 143-11-0; Chris Pavlou 135-5-0. Qualifiers: Phil Canning 235-0-0; Fabian Arpad 100-5-0; Nigel Jeffrey 128-11-0.

Hawkesbury Hall Farm, Bedworth, Warks. Sun., Open, Match Pool (12 fished). Robert Woodfield (Hawkesbury) 43-8-0 (carp to 10lb); Ian Shirley (Hawkesbury) 39-2-0 (carp to 10lb); John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 29-2-0 (carp to 10lb).

Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, nr. Eccleshall, Staffs. Sat., Open, Meadow & Island Pools & Match Lake (31 fished). Trevor Robinson 128-5-0; Jake Robinson 109-1-0; Darren Johnson 95-3-0; Charlie Smith 84-3-0; Ian Conway 81-14-0; Steve Williamson 78-15-0.

High Heyes Farm Fishery (The Catteries) Open, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancs. Sat. Geoff Farnworth 53-12-0; Pete Schofield 48-8-0; Ian Burns 47-8-0.

Izaak Walton Fishery Teams of Three League, Round 4, Chebsey, Staffs. Sun., Bottom, Canal & Middle Pools (27 fished). Bottom Pool: Les Thompson (Doodson's) 29-5-0; Richard Guest (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 26-2-0; Steve Dudley (Warren's) 15-4-0. Middle Pool: Dave Brown (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 25-10-0; Jack O'Sullivan (Doodson's) 22-14-0; Paul Holland (Warren's) 13-8-0. Canal Pool: Adam Firth (Doodson's) 10-9-0; Mark ‘Sticky' Wilton (Wilton's) 7-2-0; Rob Lloyd (C.S.R.) 6-6-0. Teams: Doodson's 4; Bag'em/Maver Midlands 9; Warren's 13; Wilton's 14; Picko's 15; Picko's 15; B.H.G. 17. League: Doodson's 30; Bag'em/Maver Midlands 34; (Joint 3rd) Warren's 54; Picko's 54; B.H.G. 57; Wilton's 69; Izaak's 72.

Lingmere Fishery Open, Moreton, The Wirral, Merseyside. Sat. A. Dewhurst 97-12-0; L. Kinnair 91-2-0; C. Kinnair 84-4-0.

Lugmore AC St. Helens, Firswood Fisheries, Skelmersdale, Lancs. Sat. K. Alan 79-12-0; S. Lacey 72-8-0; J. Brennon 72-4-0.

Match Tex Angling, Match 1, Forest Lane Fisheries, Alne, York, N. Yorks. Sat., Furlong Lake (35 fished). Matthew Jordan 39-6-0; Rich Hall 36-2-0; Kenneth Wallis 33-1-0; Ian Roberts 28-3-0.

Maver Match This Qualifier 2023, Partridge Lakes, Warrington, Ches. Sat (117 fished). John Alexander 143-13-0; Artur Hilmi 130-10-0; Jamie Hughes 129-6-0; Rob Parker 112-8-0; Stephen Peplow 110-1-0; Andy Bennett 108-5-0. Qualifier: John Alexander.

Meadowlands Individual Feeder League, Final Round, Meadowlands Fishery, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Warks. Sun 12th Mar. Andy Fulleylove 58-12-0; Dean Young 45-8-0; Karl Mullen 32-0-0. Final league: Winner: Andy Fulleylove 5 (droppers countback). Runner-up: Alex Walker 5. Third place: Carl Barnfield 5.

Monkhall Fisheries, Monkhopton, nr. Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sun 12th Mar., Open, Kingfisher Pool. Simon Healey (Little Dawley AC) 67-0-0; Ick Kull (Monkhall) 60-12-0; Paul Gregory (Monkhall) 53-12-0.

Monkhall Fisheries Teams of Three League, Round 5, Monkhopton, nr. Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sun 5th Mar (33 fished). Chris Lane (The Underdogs) 102-12-0; Ash Davies (Preston Innovations) 96-2-0; (Joint 3rd) Dean Elsmore (Matrix Phil's Tackle) 92-10-0; Robbie Griffiths (Preston Innovations) 92-10-0. Teams: The Underdogs 9; Cookies Monsters 12; Preston Innovations 13 (228-14-0); Winter Wonders 13 (204-10-0); Drennan NW 14; Jammers Hammers 17. League: Preston Innovations 50; Drennan NW 62; Winter Wonders 65; Preston Innovations/Sonubaits 81; The Underdogs 82; Cookies Monsters 86.

Packington Somers Fisheries, Meriden, W. Mids. Wed., Solihull Angling Centre Open, Big Geary's Pool. John Burchell 94-15-0 (carp); Dave Roberts 68-3-0 (carp); Jon Arthur 50-12-0 (carp); John Mills 43-0-0 (carp). Sat., Open, Big Geary's Pool. Dave Roberts 110-1-0 (carp and bream); Ian Keywood 94-13-0 (carp); Ian Crossman 91-10-0 (carp and bream); Max Higgott 82-9-0 (carp). Sun., Open, Molands Mere Pool (28 fished). Steven Pearce 87-12-0 (carp and F1s); Max Higgott 86-14-0 (F1s); Pete Heaven 66-14-0 (carp, F1s and skimmers); Dave West 62-1-0 (carp, F1s and skimmers).

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Mon., Over 60's Open, Sycamore Pool. Steve Owen (Monkhall) 91-12-0; Colin Reynolds (Preston Innovations Boldings) 69-3-0; Bill Hill (Preston Innovations Boldings) 62-15-0; Ralph Johnson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 56-8-0. Wed., Open, Chestnut Pool. Steve Lovell (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 135-4-0; Chris Standing 98-3-0; Rob Hodgson 64-11-0; Bob Baker (Swan AC) 62-2-0. Thurs., Over 50's Open, Sycamore Pool. Clive Wright (Preston Innovations Boldings) 99-14-0; Bill Hill (Preston Innovations Boldings) 94-5-0; Tony Price (Preston Innovations Boldings) 92-2-0; Steve Owen (Monkhall) 79-12-0. Sat., Oswestrians, Oak Pool. John Benjamin (Preston Innovations Boldings) 67-10-0; Rob Hancox (MH Floats) 59-1-0; Tim Probert (Preston Innovations Boldings) 53-12-0; Paul Hemming (Monkhall) 53-9-0. Sat., Weekenders AC, Larch Pool. Adam Jones (Maver) 114-4-0; Clive Wright (Preston Innovations Boldings) 84-0-0; Tony Price (Preston Innovations Boldings) 76-8-0; Ralph Johnson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 76-2-0. Sun., Gaz Willey Open, Sycamore Pool. Gaz Willey (Walsall) 85-3-0; Gareth Emlyn (OAC) 84-11-0; Morgan Davidson (Drennan NW) 46-2-0; Kelvin Emlyn (OAC) 38-6-0.

Splinters AC, Peatling Pools, Peatling Parva, Lutterworth, Leics. Wed 8th Mar. Pete Robinson 33-1-0 (his first ever win); Tom Griffiths 31-8-0; Trev Griffiths 20-5-0. Sun 12th Mar., Barby Banks, Barby, Warks. Drew Adams 119-14-0; Trev Griffiths 113-15-0; Gary Muddiman 75-6-0.

The Oaks Lakes, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat., Open, Cedar Lake. Steve Spears 61-11-0 (F1s); Bob Sinclair 51-11-0; Eddie Pearson 49-6-0.

The Old Hough Coarse Fishery, Middlewich, Ches. Sat., Open, Upper & Lower Benbo Pools. Alan Sharman 91-1-0; Andy Dyson 79-2-0; Mike Anderson 64-5-0.

Todber Manor, Sturminster Newton, Dorset. Sat., Open, Hill View Lake (25 fished). Dan White 224-12-0; Sam Powell 224-4-0; Ben Hagg 193-8-0.

Weston Pools, Oswestry, Shrops. Sat., Open, Belvedere & Stretton Pools. Dave Evans 88-13-0; Thomas Hough 76-13-0; Lee Griffiths 72-8-0.

Whitmore Fisheries, Greenhalgh, Preston, Lancs. Sat., Open, East Canal. Chris Gorrell 58-15-0; Stuart Kennedy 44-14-0; Paul Casson 43-12-0.

Last Edited: 21 March 2023

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