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Angling match results for the week ending 2 April 2023

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Barford AA Open, Grand Union Canal (Barford AA Waters), Knowle, W. Mids. Sat. Dave Boyle (Gowna Dreamers) 7-6-0 (bream to 3lb); Harry Clarke (Kidlington AS) 3-9-8 (punch-roach); Chris Rice (Sensas Black Country) 2-1-0 (punch-roach); Pete Millard (Bailey's of Warwick) 2-8-3 (punch-roach). Sections: Glenn Law (Sparks MG) 1-11-0; John Clegg (Browning West Midlands) 2-1-0; John Hanna (Browning West Midlands) 2-3-9.

Bateman Vine AC, Birmingham & Worcester Canal (BAA Waters), Stoke Works Bridges 41/43 Section, Stoke Prior, Worcs. Sun 26th Mar (8 fished). S. Checkitts (Bateman Vine AC) 0-11-0; D. Jester (Bateman Vine AC) 0-3-0; M. Ashmore (Bateman Vine AC) 0-2-0; R. Ashmore (Bateman Vine AC) 0-1-0.

Beverley Canal Open, Beverley Canal, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorks. Sun 26th Mar (18 fished). Shaun Lesko 23-1-0; Jame Clay 6-12-0; Paul Caygill 4-4-0; Steve Williamson 3-8-0; A. Olly 3-3-0; Geoff Dunham 2-4-0.

Bridgtown Social AC, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal (Wolverhampton AA Waters), Below Otherton Lock Section, Penkridge, Staffs. Sun (9 fished). Roger Corbett (Bridgtown Social AC) 1-10-5 (mainly roach); Tony Beech (Bridgtown Social AC) 1-10-2 (an 8oz perch plus a few roach); Hughie Blair Snr. (Bridgtown Social AC) 1-9-6 (a 1lb+ perch plus a couple of smaller perch).

Cashmores MG, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal (Goodyear AC Waters), Anchor PH Section, Coven, Staffs. Sat. Ron Ashley (Cashmores MG) 3-15-3; I. Kent (Cashmores MG) 2-13-9; P. Jeffery (Cashmores MG) 2-11-7.

Cradley Heath Labour AC, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal (Kinver Freeliner Waters), Stewponey, Stourton, Staffs. Sun. Mick Whitmore (Cradley Heath Labour AC) 9-6-0 (bream and perch on poled pinkie); Andy Sloan (Cradley Heath Labour AC) 5-3-0; Gary Weaver (Cradley Heath Labour AC) 2-11-8; Sean Waite (Cradley Heath Labour AC) 2-3-0; Garry Mason (Cradley Heath Labour AC) 2-1-0.

Crewe MG Open, Shropshire Union Canal (Wybunbury Anglers Water), Coole Pilate, nr. Nantwich, Ches. Sun (23 fished). Wendy Locker (Chester Tackle Locker) 2-15-6 (one 12oz roach plus bits); George Cooke (Team Les ‘O') 2-9-0 (a couple of skimmers plus bits); Les Olszewski (Team Les ‘O') 2-3-9 (two skimmers, one small eel plus bits); Simon Loyley (Chester Tackle Locker) 2-0-6 (bits).

Goodyear AC, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, 3 Hammers Golf Course Section, Coven, Staffs. Sun. Fred ‘the Bread' Cheetham (Goodyear AC) 5-8-12 (decent skimmers and roach); Mel ‘Killer' Wood (Goodyear AC) 4-10-0 (roach, perch and a late bonus 12oz chub); Johnny Berness (Goodyear AC) 3-6-12 (perch, roach and a gudgeon plus a bonus 1lb 8oz perch); Martin Spruce (Goodyear AC) 2-15-0 (small mixed silvers); Malcolm Bethell (Goodyear AC) 2-12-0; Keith Hulland (Goodyear AC) 2-10-8.

HanKat Superteam AS Teams of Eight Championship 2023, Dudley No. 1 Canal, Dudley No. 2 Canal & Stourbridge Canal, around the Dudley Area, W. Mids. Sun (104 fished). Stu Cutler (Matrix Phil's Tackle) 9-5-2; Karl Haywood (HanKat Superteam AS) 6-7-6; Andy Welding (Matrix Phil's Tackle) 5-3-13; John Cartwright (Red Lantern AC) 4-11-6; Roger Evans (Sensas Black Country) 4-9-13; Ryan Hardman (Sensas Black Country) 4-7-11. Teams: Drennan NW 34; Sensas Black Country 37; Matrix Phil's Tackle 38; Daiwa Dorking 45; Red Lantern AC 56; HanKat Superteam AS 56; Bag'em/Maver Midlands 59; Colmic Dynamite Trentmen 62; Maver Central 65; HanKat Black 65.

Kennet & Avon Spring League, Round 1, Kennet & Avon Canal (Airsprung & Melkshams Water), Whaddon to Beehive Sections, Wilts. Sun (64 fished). Alan Gibbs (Matrix Talismen) 15-5-0 (skimmers to 2lb); Kev Morris (Devizes Black) 12-10-0 (skimmers and perch to 1lb 8oz); Mick Denton (Drennan Oxford) 10-13-0; Chris Ives (Drennan Bordon Red) 8-13-0; Lee Trivett (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 8-11-0; Charlotte Gore (Sensas West Sussex) 8-5-0. Teams: Sensas Devizes Green 45.5; (Joint 2nd) Preston Innovations Thatchers 42; Sensas Oakwood 42; (Joint 4th) Drennan Bordon Red 41; Rive Homestores Aqua 41.

Northwich AA, Trent & Mersey Canal, Farm Road Section, Rudheath, Northwich, Ches. Sat. Jimmy Byrne 2-8-0 (roach); Steve Brookes 1-10-8; Wendy Locker 1-6-12; Darren Mulheir 1-6-8.

Prostate Screening Fund Canal Championship 2023 Qualifier No. 2, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal (Wolverhampton AA Waters), Above Otherton Lock Section, Penkridge, Staffs. Wed (15 fished). Dave Richards (Four Ashes AC) 6-1-0; Lee Richards (Wolverhampton AA) 4-11-0; K. Jones (Wolverhampton AA) 3-3-8; Steve Broome (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 3-3-4; Pete Cartwright (Wolverhampton) 2-4-0; Brian Preece (Bridgnorth AS) 1-9-8. Qualifiers: Dave Richards; Lee Richards; K. Jones.

Prostate Screening Fund Canal Championship 2023 Qualifier No. 3, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal (Wolverhampton AA Waters), Wombourne, S. Staffs. Sat (16 fished). Pete Norledge (Sensas Alan's) 7-8-12; Steve Broome (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 4-4-0; Tommy Cross (Goodyear AC) 2-14-5; Dave Mawby (Wellingborough AC) 2-13-8; Paul Murrin (Colmic Dynamite Trentmen) 2-12-10; Carl Westwood (Four Ashes AC) 2-7-4. Qualifiers: Tommy Cross; Dave Mawby; Pete Norledge.

Sensas Lifestyle MG/Izaak Walton (Stafford) AA Open, Trent & Mersey Canal, Hoo Mill, Stafford, Staffs. Sat (7 fished). Mel ‘Killer' Wood (Four Ashes AC) 9-5-12 (skimmers and good roach on pinkie); Fred ‘the Bread' Cheetham (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 5-0-8 (one skimmer plus stamp-roach on bread); Alan Round (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 3-8-7 (caster and bread-roach); Keith Holbrook (Rough Hay AC) 3-1-10 (inc. a 2lb 8oz+ perch); Keith Hulland (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 1-8-13; Dennis Sumner (Fatty's Bait & Tackle) 1-7-3.

Sportsman AA Open, Walsall Canal (BCN), Ocker Hill, Tipton, W. Mids. Sat. Dave Anderson (Sportsman AA) 9-2-13 (quality bream); Dave Arnold (Sportsman AA) 5-1-8 (bream and roach); Sir David Sheaf (Canal Kings) 3-13-0 (roach); Tony Lowe (Sportsman AA) 3-11-8; Derek Hicklin (Maver Central) 3-10-11.

Sportsman AC Opens, Birmingham Main Line Canal (BCN), Netherton Tunnel End Section, Tividale, W. Mids. Wed. Mark Whiles (Sportsman AC) 8-0-0; Phil Tarplee (Phil's Tackle) 7-6-0; Gary Atkins (Sportsman AC) 5-9-0; Baz Buckley (Sportsman AC) 4-5-0; Pete Fellows (Sportsman AA) 3-5-0; John Babbington (Storey's Halesowen RBL) 2-5-0. Sun., (10 fished), Birmingham Main Canal (BCN), Watery Lane Section, Tipton, W. Mids. Mark Whiles (Sportsman AC) 9-1-0; Alan Price (Sportsman AC) 7-8-0; John Horton (Sportsman AC) 4-3-8; Baz Buckley (Sportsman AC) 3-9-0; Gary Atkins (Sportsman AC) 2-4-0; Mal Galliers (Sportsman AC) 1-8-0.

Thornhill AC Open, Calder & Hebble Canal, Dewsbury, Kirklees, W. Yorks. Sat. Luke Wrzosek (CRT Angling) 4-7-0 (roach to 6oz); Simon Walton (Sensas NW) 2-10-0 (roach and perch); Ron Haigh (Thornhill AC) 2-3-0; Brian Kellett (Thornhill AC) 2-0-0; Tony Hoare (Thornhill AC) 1-11-0.

Wolverhampton Over 60's Club Open, Shropshire Union Canal (Izaak Walton [Stafford] AA Waters), High Onn, nr. Church Eaton, Staffs. Wed (18 fished). D. Jefferies 4-6-13; Tony Beech (Bridgtown Social AC) 4-6-7; Mick Westwood (Norton Canes) 3-10-7; Mark Wyton (Bridgtown Social AC) 2-13-12; Alan Round (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 2-9-12; Roger Hunter (Goodyear AC) 2-0-0.

Canal & River Trust Stillwaters

Blackfords Progressive Association Match, Calf Heath Reservoir, nr. Gailey, Staffs. Sat. Brian Ashley (Telford) 42-9-0; Dave Ridgway (Shifnal) 19-6-0; Pete Jones (Angling Direct) 16-1-0; Dave Nicholls (Walsall) 15-2-0.


Hodnet AC, Ryley's Pools, Goldstone, Shrops. Thurs. Terry Nutt (Hodnet AC) 15-3-0; Terry Blyde (Hodnet AC) 13-11-0; Tom Gollins (Hodnet AC) 4-8-0. Sun., Common Pool, Goldstone, Shrops. Colin Roberts (Hodnet AC) 21-0-0; Tom Gollins (Hodnet AC) 18-9-0; Bob Parrish (Hodnet AC) 13-13-0.

Long Eaton Fed., Brewery Ponds, Shardlow, Derbys. Wed. John Brockway (Maver Central) 9-3-0 (silvers); John Lock (Loughborough MG) 6-9-0; Chris Wright (Dynamite Derby Angling Federation) 6-0-0; Alan Wright (Long Eaton Fed.) 5-5-0; Steve Till (Long Eaton Fed.) 4-7-0; Pete Swainston (Nottm. Deaf) 3-13-0.


A.J. Jewson Tuesday Series, Aston Park Fisheries, Sheffield, S. Yorks. Tues., Split Lake (23 fished). Tom Barlow (Dynamite/Drennan Barnsley) 46-10-0 (carp); John Holdsworth (Tri-Cast Calder) 43-8-0 (carp); Pete Dwyer (Drake Floats) 37-11-0; John Mills (Bradford) 26-10-0; Darrell Kershaw (Boland Groundbaits) 22-8-0; David Pilgrim (Ryburn AS) 22-6-0.

Anglers Choice Middlesbrough Spring League, Round 5, The Oaks Lakes, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat., Sycamore Lake. Harry Wintersgill 102-2-0; Dave Jackson 97-12-0; Phil Cooper 96-0-0.

Aston Park Fisheries, Sheffield, S. Yorks. Sat., Open, Butts Lake. Steven Forster 84-14-0; Steve Wolstenholme 57-9-0; Sarah Challinor 56-4-0. Sun., Super Sunday Open, Lanta & Split Lakes. Dean Stones 84-0-0; Matt Thompson 61-4-0; Martin Evans 58-10-0; Steve Hurst 54-0-0; Jack Walker 42-0-0; Robson Heaton 39-8-0.

Blake Hall Fisheries, Cheadle, Staffs. Sat., Open, Peninsula Lake. Robert Allatt 72-7-0; Mark Harrison 66-15-0; Steve Cocksey 63-9-0.

Blundell Fishery, Rixton, Ches. Sat., Open, Trio, West, Ash & Pine Lakes. Kieran Richards (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 102-2-0 (carp to 10lb); Harry Billing (Garbolino/Sonubaits) 95-12-0 (carp to 5lb); Paul Duffy (Trafford Tackle & Bait) 86-11-0.

Bradshaw Hall Fisheries, Bolton, Gtr. Manchester. Sat., Open, Lakes 8 & 9. Luke Brennan 109-12-0; Tom Cunliffe 99-2-0; Paul Jenneys 99-0-0.

Brookside Fisheries, Warrington, Ches., Sat., Open, Snake Lakes 1 & 2. Steve Conroy 116-15-0; Chris Ruscoe 74-0-0; Nick Butterworth 73-12-0.

Carney Pools, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, Staffs. Sat., Open, Damsel Pool. Paul Truman 160-0-0 (F1s); Lyndon Parkes 107-15-0 (F1s); Elliott Knight 84-4-0 (F1s).

Gold Valley Lakes, Aldershot, Hants. Sat., Open, Middle Lake (14 fished). W. Marchant 136-0-0; T. Molloy 116-8-0; D. Smith 99-12-0.

Hawkesbury Hall Farm, Bedworth, Warks. Sun., Open, Match Pool (14 fished). Lee Raynor (Hawkesbury) 87-11-0 (carp to 10lb); Ricky Armson (Hawkesbury) 75-4-0 (carp to 10lb); Ian Shirley (Hawkesbury) 55-3-0 (carp to 6lb, bream to 4lb plus roach).

Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, nr. Eccleshall, Staffs. Sat., Open, Canal, Meadow & Bridge Pools (40 fished). Simon Kearns 149-9-0; Gary Keay 116-11-0; Simon Woodfine 107-15-0; Ronan Farnell 107-6-0; Steve Williamson 98-13-0; Jack Armstrong 97-10-0.

High Heyes Farm Fishery (The Catteries) Open, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancs. Sat (23 fished). Dave Bolton 66-0-0; Garry Taylor 54-4-0; Steve Winstanley 53-4-0.

Lingmere Fishery Open, Moreton, The Wirral. Sat. J. Traynor 109-11-0; J. Howson 95-1-0; P. Barwell 88-8-0.

Monkhall Fisheries, Monkhopton, nr. Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sat 25th Mar., Open, Lark & Kingfisher Pools. Simon Healey (Little Dawley AC) 91-0-0; Tony Frawen (Charlemont AC) 88-8-0; Dave Atterbury (Charlemont AC) 86-10-0. Sun 26th Mar., Open, Owl & Kingfisher Pools. Tim Cadwallader (Monkhall) 106-2-0; Glen Hawkins (Monkhall) 105-12-0; Paul Gregory (Monkhall) 105-2-0. Wed., Open, Lark Pool. Wayne Harding (Little Dawley AC) 128-6-0; Bob Tandy (Monkhall) 94-2-0; Andy Welding (Matrix Phil's Tackle) 89-2-0.

Nisa Feeders Open, Makins Fishery, Bramcote, Nuneaton, Warks. Wed., Phase One – Lake Four. Stuart Gould (Rugby) 55-12-0 (33lb 3oz of carp and 22lb 9oz of bream); Martin Hincks (Ajax AC) 54-4-0 (decent carp and 11lb 3oz of late bream); Gary ‘Birthday Boy' Cook (Mosella UK) 48-10-0 (decent carp, F1s and skimmers); Ricky Arms (Hinckley) 39-11-0 (skimmers and F1s); Gary Lees 28-3-0; John Adamson (Nisa Feeders) 23-4-0; Shane Sayers (Bennett's Tackle & Bait) 20-6-0.

Packington Somers Fisheries, Meriden, W. Mids. Wed., Solihull Angling Centre Open, Little Geary's Pool (16 fished). Steve Pearce 96-5-0 (carp and F1s); John Burchell 84-5-0 (carp and F1s); Gareth Stacey 78-7-0 (F1s); Dave Roberts 71-8-0 (F1s). Sat., Open, Big Geary's Pool (25 fished). David Haynes 88-0-0 (carp); Peter Caton 85-14-0 (carp); Dave Roberts 81-8-0 (carp); Barry Byrd 77-9-0. Sun., Open, Molands Mere Pool (27 fished). Max Higgott 136-13-0 (carp and F1s); Phil Canning 82-2-0 (carp and F1s); Keith Deaner 60-10-0 (F1s); Pete Heaven 57-6-0 (carp and F1s).

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sat 25th Mar., Over 50's Open, Sycamore Pool. Colin Reynolds (Preston Innovations Boldings) 141-8-0; Clive Wright (Preston Innovations Boldings) 103-10-0; Tony Price (Preston Innovations Boldings) 91-4-0; Ralph Johnson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 77-0-0. Sun 26th Mar., Gaz Willey Open, Ash & Oak Pools. Gareth Emlyn (OAC) 93-3-0; Gaz Willey (Walsall) 90-2-0; Jon Rouse (OAC) 88-3-0; Rich Emlyn (OAC) 66-13-0. Mon., Over 60's Open, Sycamore Pool. Colin Reynolds (Preston Innovations Boldings) 110-2-0; Steve Owen (Monkhall) 107-13-0; Bob Clarke (Preston Innovations Boldings) 104-7-0; Terry Edwards (Pool Hayes) 95-15-0. Wed., Open, Sycamore Pool. Steve Lovell (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 119-3-0; Bob Baker (Maverick Elite) 116-0-0; Chris Standing 109-6-0; Adam Jones (Maver Elite) 107-11-0. Thurs., Over 50's Open, Sycamore Pool. Gary Gollins (Swan Elite) 113-0-0; Colin Reynolds (Preston Innovations Boldings) 108-5-0; Clive Wright (Preston Innovations Boldings) 91-8-0; Ron Clarke (Preston Innovations Boldings) 87-11-0. Sat., Oak Pool. Chris Lane (Preston Innovations Boldings) 212-1-0; Adam Jones (Maver Elite) 191-7-0; Clive Wright (Preston Innovations Boldings) 100-15-0; Terry Edwards (Pool Hayes) 98-6-0. Sat., Oswestrians, Ash & Beech Pools. Kenny Humphreys (Oswestrians) 124-1-0; Dave Emlyn (OAC) 115-15-0; Nathan Spain (B2) 111-4-0; Richie Woodhall (Oswestrians) 103-4-0; Steve Hall (Oswestrians) 94-13-0. Sun., Gaz Willey Open, Chestnut Pool. Bob Baker (Maver Elite) 110-10-0; Chris Standing 82-3-0; Chris Lane (Preston Innovations Boldings) 77-10-0; Les Thompson (Matrix) 67-12-0.

Quarry Pool Fishery, Aston Eyre, Shrops. Fri., Sitwell Arms AC, Rotherham. L. Ward 71-2-0; M. Gray 68-2-0; C. Ward 64-0-0. Sat., Foresters AC. N. Worley 165-8-0; J. Westwood 90-8-0; K. Pace 87-0-0.

Stoppo's Fishery Silvers Open, Coton-in-the-Elms, Derbys. Wed. Ian Saiger 11-6-0 (skimmers and a few quality roach); Trev Nixon 9-1-0 (20+ skimmers plus some nice roach); Paul Douglas 6-1-0 (one good bream plus bits); John Harper 4-7-0 (small silvers).

The Cunneries Fishery, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancs. Sat., Open, Hawk Lake. Rob Trees 92-7-0; Craig Naylor 88-9-0; Michael Standing 88-2-0.

The Oaks Lakes, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat., Open, Cedar Lake. Neil Rudd 76-9-0; Ian Shuttleworth 70-13-0; Wayne Armstrong 69-0-0.

The Old Hough Coarse Fishery £5,000 Final Qualifier/Open, Middlewich, Ches. Sat., Lower & Upper Benbo, Prospect & Lucky Dip Pools. Andy Dyson 121-1-0; Steve Butler 89-1-0; Mark Halliwell 72-10-0; John Glover 72-1-0; (Joint 5th) Simon Symcox 68-3-0; Mike Anderson 68-3-0. Qualifiers: Andy Dyson; Steve Butler.

Todber Manor Master of the Manor 2023 Qualifier, Sturminster Newton, Dorset. Sat., Hill View Lake (24 fished). Gary O'Shea 238-8-0; Perry Stone 232-0-0; Pete Upperton 212-0-0. Master of the Manor 2023 Qualifier: Gary O'Shea.

Viaduct Fishery, Somerton, Somerset. Sat., Open, Campbell Lake (21 fished). Mark Wynne 185-1-0; Paddy Curry 170-10-0; Greg Welsby 160-14-0. Silvers: James Rock 56-10-0; Tom Thick 50-6-0; Tony Thick 43-12-0.

Weston Pools, Oswestry, Shrops. Sat., Open, Belvedere Pool. Robbie Griffiths 168-12-0; Allan Hughes 149-13-0; Lee Griffiths 123-15-0.

Whitmore Fisheries, Greenhalgh, Preston, Lancs. Sat., Open, East Canal (19 fished). Richard Yates 62-5-0; Stu Kennedy 56-8-0; Paul Livesey 52-8-0.

Wilden Pool Fishery Open, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcs. Sun. Nigel Davis (Trimpley Anglers) 29-9-0 (skimmers on Method feeder with pellet and wafters); Gaz Brown (Chuckery AC) 20-3-0 (skimmers on Method feeder with pellet and wafters); Kevin Tipton (Wednesfield) 19-15-0 (skimmers on Method feeder with pellet and wafters).

Willow Lakes Fishery Silvers Only Match, Willow Lakes Fishery, Foston, Grantham, Lincs. Sun 26th Mar., Ash & Sycamore Lakes. Mark Wyatt 23-12-0; Alan Cullington 15-10-0; James Graham 14-12-0; David Breakwell (Colmic Dynamite Trentmen) 12-10-0; Ben Checkley (Colmic) 11-0-0; Dave Pontin 8-6-0; Neil Fisher 8-0-0.

Willow Lakes Fishery Spring League, Round 1, Willow Lakes Fishery, Foston, Grantham, Lincs. Sat., Ash & Hawthorn Lakes. Ben Checkley (Colmic) 91-4-0; Andy Birkin 74-6-0; Tim Booker 56-12-0; Mitch Riley 43-8-0; Neil Fisher 43-0-0. Sections: Ash Lake: Tim Booker; Andy Birkin. Hawthorn Lake: Mitch Riley; Ben Checkley.

Woolston AC, Firswood Fisheries, Skelmersdale, Lancs. Sat. Will Willows 102-10-0; Garry Leicester 93-15-0; Chris Taylor 87-7-0.

Last Edited: 04 April 2023

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