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Angling match results for the week ending 20 March 2022

Angling match results brought to you by Steve Cope.

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Dave's of Middlewich Individual League, Final Round (6), Trent & Mersey Canal, Elworth, nr. Sandbach, Ches. Sun. Stef ‘Stone Roach' Johansen (Team Eclipse) 14-0-0 (caster and hemp-roach to 12oz); Lewis Kenyon (Crewe MG) 8-14-7; Tony Crolla (Manchester) 7-15-0; Chris Harvey (Crewe MG) 6-15-0; Dean Meadows (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 5-5-8; Jimmy Gibbs (Colmic NW) 4-14-0. Final league: Simon Preece (Cresta Gamakatsu) 27 (four section wins) (£255 plus a Dave's of Middlewich £40 voucher); Steve Ashworth (Preston Innovations NW/Sonubaits) 27 (three sections wins); Stef ‘Stone Roach' Johansen (Team Eclipse) 26; Shaun Birchall (Saints) 25 (on weight); Lewis Kenyon (Crewe MG) 25; Dave McCall (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 24 (three section wins); John Cookson (Sensas NW) 24 (two section wins); George Cooke (Team Les ‘O') 23 (three section wins); Simon Walton (Matrix Halifax) 23 (two section wins); Dave Chadwick (Matrix Halifax) 23 (one section win).

Droitwich Canal Spring League, Round 1, Droitwich Canal, Droitwich, Worcs., Sun (40 fished). Sean Reidy (Sensas Manor Angling) 6-0-4 (roach and perch); John Maloney (Droitwich Spa) 4-9-4; Steve Appleton (Sensas Manor Angling) 4-7-0; Ryan Hemming 4-6-0; Paul Turner (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 3-14-4; Roger Evans 2-9-1.

Goodyear AC, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, The Anchor PH Section, Coven, Staffs. Sun. Mel ‘Killer' Wood (Goodyear AC) 4-0-7 (skimmers and perch); Tommy Cross (Goodyear AC) 3-10-2; Ray Campbell (Goodyear AC) 2-13-2; Johnny Benness (Goodyear AC) 2-11-7; Steve Cope (Goodyear AC) 2-7-11; Michael Thomson (Goodyear AC) 2-2-11.

Leicester Canal Championship 2022, Grand Union Canal, Glen Parva & Wigston, Leics. Sun. Bob Ashford 4-13-8 (quality skimmers); Brian Hoyle 4-3-8 (mixed bag inc. a good perch); Richard Hearne 3-15-0; Steve Kirton 3-9-0.

Leigh DAA Opens, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, East Langs & Marsland Green & Great Folds Flats Sections, Leigh, Wigan, Gtr. Manchester. Sat. Danny Martin 9-15-8; Ant Marsden 6-2-4; Daz Shaw 5-15-8. Sun., Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Plank Lane End Section, Leigh, Wigan, Gtr. Manchester. Alan Crook 7-9-0; Tommy Fairhurst 6-6-0; Daz Shaw 6-0-0; Ant Marsden 5-6-7; D. Bradley 5-4-0; Ian Fewtrell 5-1-7.

Long Eaton Fed. Open, Erewash Canal, Dockholme, Derbys. Sat. Andy Astle (Lough borough MG) 6-13-0 (a big hybrid and perch); Julian Garner (Long Eaton Fed.) 5-5-0; Pete Allwood (Long Eaton Fed.) 5-2-0; Rob Parker (Drennan Leics. VDE) 3-11-8; John Lock (Loughborough MG) 2-2-8; Colin Talbot (Sensas Black Country) 1-14-0.

Moira Canal Spring League, Round 1, Moira Canal, Conkers Basin & The Furnace & Donisthorpe Sections, Leics. Sun 13th Mar (44 fished). Steve Posiak (Sparks MG Black) 5-3-0; Karl Murphy (Sensas Team Dark Horse) 4-13-0; Paul Middleton (Sparks MG) 4-7-0; Lee Bennett (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 4-6-0; Julian Warrington (Sensas Team Dark Horse) 3-15-0; Barry Carr (Sparks MG) 3-14-0. Teams: Sparks MG Black 7; Sensas Team Dark Horse 8; Rive Black 9; Sensas UK 10; Loughborough 12; Raygill Blue 13; Sparks MG 14; (Joint 8th) Sensas Lifestyle MG 19; Rive Blue 19; Springers 23.

Northampton/Nene AC Open, Grand Union Canal, Weedon to Dodford, W. Northants. Sun. Rob Pottinger 5-6-0 (a 2lb bream, a skimmer plus roach to 1lb); Steve Brooks 5-5-0 (perch and skimmers); Simon Cordingley 4-3-0; Steve Joy 4-1-0.

Sensas Lifestyle MG/Izaak Walton (Stafford) AA Open, Shropshire Union Canal, 2nd Aqueduct Section, Norbury Junction, Staffs. Sat. Dave Holbrook (Four Ashes AC) 1-8-14; Glenn Law (Sparks MG) 1-6-14; Dave Richards (Four Ashes AC) 1-4-10; Keith Hulland (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 0-15-12; Keith Holbrook (Rough Hay AC) 0-10-8; Mel ‘Killer' Wood (Four Ashes AC) 0-8-12.

Sportsman AA Open, Walsall Canal, Eyston Avenue Section (back of the houses), Ocker Hill, Tipton, W. Mids. Sat. Dave Anderson (Sportsman AA) 1-4-10; Dave Sheaf (Canal Kings) 1-2-8; Chris Taylor (Sportsman AC) 1-1-2.

Sportsman AC Opens, Walsall Canal, Metro Bridge Section, Wednesbury, W. Mids. Wed. Les Wardley (Sportsman AC) 4-4-0; Baz Buckley (Sportsman AC) 2-13-0; Dave Arnold (Sportsman AC) 2-11-0. Sun., Birmingham Main Line Canal (BCN), Tunnel End Section, Dudley Port, Tipton, W. Mids. Mark Whiles (Sportsman AC) 11-12-0; Pete Fellows (Sportsman AA) 9-6-0; Dave Reynolds (Sportsman AC) 9-3-0; Mal Galliers (Sportsman AA) 8-11-0.

Storey's Halesowen RBL, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Hinksford, S. Staffs. Sun. Stewart Mulheron (Storey's Halesowen RBL) 12-5-0 (£100 bonus peg) (bream, skimmers, perch and a chub); Sean Waite (Storey's Halesowen RBL) 6-10-0; Geoff Garrish (Storey's Halesowen RBL) 5-4-0; John Billingham (Storey's Halesowen RBL) 4-5-0; Malcolm Merrick (Storey's Halesowen RBL) 3-14-8.

Thornhill AC Open, Calder & Hebble Canal, Dewsbury, Kirklees, W. Yorks. Sat. Simon Walton (Rochdale Angling) 7-6-0 (caster-roach to 10oz); Pete Allott (Poleking Tri-Cast Calder) 4-8-0 (caster and pinkie-roach to 8oz); Keith Marshall (Tri-Cast Calder) 2-12-0; Richard Jackson (Tri-Cast Calder) 2-8-0; Lee Simpson (Tri-Cast Calder) 2-5-8; Paul McMillan (Matrix Halifax) 2-3-0.

Towcester Vets, Grand Union Canal, Yardley Haystacks Section, Yardley Gobion, Northants. Wed 9th Mar. Mick Goodridge 1-12-0; Dave White 1-8-0; Harry Harris 0-8-0.

Tring Old Codgers, Grand Union Canal, Bank Mill Lane Section, Berkhamsted, Herts. Tues. Andy Allday 7-2-0; Martin Rodwell 3-1-0; Dave Moore 2-15-0.

Wellingborough Teams of Four Winter League Final, Grand Union Canal, Foxton to the Piggeries, Leics. Sun 13th Mar (48 fished). Sam Bicklerley (Browning Silverlite) 5-4-11; Steve Brookes (Wellingborough A) 4-8-2; Simon Johnson (Loughborough Soar) 4-6-6; J. Johnson (Colmic Red) 4-3-14. Teams: Wellingborough A 39; (Joint 2nd) Browning Sphere 32; Three Counties 32; Colmic Black 31; Browning Silverlite 29; Wellingborough B 28. Final league: Browning Sphere 11; Colmic Black 14; Wellingborough A 16; Browning Silverlite 19; (Joint 5th) Three Counties 22; Colmic Blue 22; Colmic Red 25; Wellingborough B 28; Maver MK 29; SAS 38; (Joint 11th) Browning Ziton 42; Loughborough Soar 42.

Wolverhampton AA Open, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Wombourne, S. Staffs. Wed. Tony Walsh (Sensas) 4-4-4; Steve Broome (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 4-0-8; Dick Tranter (WMP Maver/Spotted Fin) 2-0-0; Pete Chilton (Sensas Storey's) 0-10-14; Paul Turner (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 0-10-8; Dave Richards (Four Ashes AC) 0-7-0.


Milton Keynes Vets, River Ouzel, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, Bucks. Wed 9th Mar. Peter Whatley 20-6-0 (roach); Roger Clutton 17-5-0; Paul Chapman 11-12-0.

St. Neots & District Fish Preservation & Angling Society Open, River Gt. Ouse, Riverside Backwaters Stretch, St. Neots, Cambs. Sun 13th Mar. Malcolm Gibbs 9-9-0 (punch-roach); Clive Cole 4-2-0; Alex Dragoi 3-4-0.

Towcester/Nene Sweep, River Gt. Ouse, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Bucks. Sun 13th Mar. Dave Rose 9-2-0 (perch to 2lb); Mick Goodridge 7-2-0; Andy Law 6-6-0 (inc. a 5lb 11oz chub).

Canal & River Trust Stillwaters

Boddington Open, Boddington Reservoir, nr. Byfield, Northants. Tues. Pete Caton 68-8-0; Stu Palser 50-12-0; Richie Watts 50-4-0; Wayne Sharman 38-12-0.


The Graham Welton Knock-up, 20ft. Drain, Old River Nene, March, Cambs. Mon. Graham Welton 22-5-0 (small silvers); John Taylor 21-2-0 (inc. a 1lb+ perch); Craig Shaw 11-12-0; Bob Nudd 11-10-0.


Buckley AA, The Trap Pool, Buckley, Flintshire, N.W. Wales. Sun. Ken Edwards 9-8-0; Justin Westbrook 6-12-0; Steve Martin 5-0-0.

County Vets, Canons, Northants. Sun 13th Mar. Dave White 11-7-0; Geoff Lewis 10-13-0; Bob Spencer 6-2-0.

Long Eaton Fed., Brewery Ponds, Shardlow, Derbys. Wed. Jim Marcer (Belper) 17-0-0 (tench); Pete Allwood (Long Eaton Fed.) 11-6-0; Bill Hanley (Stanton) 10-12-0; Ivan Carrier (Long Eaton Victoria) 9-15-0; Ron Scales (Bennetts MG) 6-15-0; John Brockway (Long Eaton Fed.) 6-1-0.


Blundell Fishery, Rixton, Ches. Sat., Open, Trio & Ash Lakes (43 fished). Ian Welsh (Cresta Hooks) 148-4-0 (carp to 8lb); Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sports) 99-9-0; Will Rimmer 50-0-0; Harry Billing (Garbolino) 45-2-0.

Bradshaw Hall Fisheries, Bolton, Gtr. Manchester. Sat., Open, Lakes 8 & 9. Charlie Law 83-12-0; Lee Addy 74-15-0; Pete Humphries 73-0-0.

Brookside Fisheries, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Open, Snake Lakes 1 & 2. Stuart Conroy 55-6-0; Chris Ruscoe 49-12-0; Steve Conroy 49-11-0.

Castle Ashby, Grendon, Northants. Wed 9th Mar., Open, Grendon Lake. Paul Robinson 15-12-0; Paul Hardman 9-10-0; Mick Hewlett 4-15-0. Sun 13th Mar., Open, Grendon Lake. Matt Elson 18-14-0; Paul Robinson 12-9-0; (Joint 3rd) Wayne Robinson 11-12-0; Kev Taylor 11-12-0.

Firswood Fisheries Open, Skelmersdale, Lancs. Sat. Sam Power 96-6-0; Matty Higgins 94-1-0; Frank Cooke 75-7-0.

Flore & Brockhall AC, Barby Marshes, Barby, Rugby, Warks. Sun 13th Mar. Mick Chambers 12-2-0; Nick Holmes 7-15-0; Fred Johnson 7-5-0.

Glebe AC, Peatling Pools, Peatling Parva, Lutterworth, Leics. Sun 13th Mar. Dave Jones 20-14-0; Kenny Andrews 20-13-0; Steve Wills 20-9-0.

Golborne Colliery Charity Match, The Cunneries Fishery, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancs. Sat., S Canal, Old Canal, Hawk & Kestrel Pools. Rob Trees 90-14-0; Paul Bottomley 67-11-0; Jimmy Pinnington 48-2-0.

Gold Valley Lakes, Aldershot, Hants. Sat., Open, Middle Lake. Geoff Edwards 108-4-0; S. Martin 101-14-0; A. Blunt 97-8-0.

Golden Rod Feeder Championship 2022 Two Day Final, Larford Lakes, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcs. Sat/Sun. Overall: Nick Speed 2; Tom Scholey 3; Jon Wake 4; Steve Hanrahan 5 (on weight); Andy Crocker 5; Prezmek Solski 6 (on weight); Ryan Wilson 6; Stu Fotheringham 6; Martin Taylor 7 (on weight); Darren Cox 7.

Hawkesbury Hall Farm, Bedworth, Warks. Sun., Open, Match Pool. Grant Woodfield (Hawkesbury) 48-13-0 (carp to 8lb); Dennis Lutwyche (Hawkesbury) 44-10-0 (carp to 8lb); Richard E. Grant (Hawkesbury) 36-14-0.

High Heyes Farm Fishery (The Catteries) Open, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancs. Sat. John Newman 63-8-0; Thomas Hough 43-8-0; Lee Gibbon 43-0-0.

Izaak Walton Fishery Two Day Silvers Festival, Chebsey, Staffs. Wed., Day One. Jamie Hughes 30-2-0; Mal Boden 25-14-0; Ade Shepherd 24-12-0; Mark Capewell 20-6-0. Thurs., Day Two. Ed Warren 23-2-0; Dave Pickering 18-0-0; Jamie Hughes 17-14-0; Steve Dudley 17-3-0. Festival overall: Jamie Hughes 3 (48-0-0); Mal Boden 3 (41-11-0); Ed Warren 3 (40-9-0); Mark Capewell 3 (37-6-0); Mark ‘Sticky' Wilton 3 (26-13-0).

Lingmere Fishery Open, Birkenhead, The Wirral. Sat. Steve Openshaw 125-8-0; S. Taylor 74-2-0; A. Dewhurst 68-7-0.

Meadowlands Teams of Three League Final, Meadowlands Fishery, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Warks. Sun 13th Mar. Lee Davis (Team Trex) 81-12-0; Grant Merritt (Captain Crooks) 71-10-0; Ian Pretty (Maver MK) 67-4-0. Teams: Maver MK 14; Stibbs Slayers 16; Casemore Baits 18. Final league: Casemore Baits 80; Captain Crooks 99; Guru/Daiwa 125.

Monkhall Fisheries, Monkhopton, nr. Bridgnorth, Shrops. Wed., Open, Owl Pool. Clive Wynn (Monkhall) 102-12-0; Andy Welding (Matrix Phil's Tackle) 93-8-0; Darren Dobson (Fatty's Bait & Tackle) 67-2-0. Sat., Open, Lark Pool. Scott Doodson (Drennan NW) 110-14-0; Andy Kyte (Middle Severn Angling) 98-6-0; Aaron Woodhall (Doncaster Fishing Centre) 55-10-0. Sun., Open, Lark Pool. Mark Harris (MH Floats/Monkhall) 89-4-0; Steve Penwright (Goodyear AC) 75-6-0; Kev Hayes (Monkhall) 67-8-0.

Packington Somers Fisheries, Meriden, W. Mids. Wed., Solihull Angling Centre Open, Molands Mere Pool. John Burchell 128-13-0 (carp, F1s and tench); Keith Wooding 73-6-0; Dave Roberts 60-0-0. Sat., Open, Big Geary's Pool. John Nicholls 118-1-0 (carp and skimmers); Trevor Hodges 78-11-0; Stephen Bellion 61-0-0. Sun., Open, Siblings A & B Pools. Paul Truman 89-12-0 (F1s); Pete Murray 76-10-0; John Brown 48-4-0.

Partridge Lakes Fishery, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Open, Covey Lakes 1-5 (64 fished). John Alexander 124-15-0; Mike Senior 98-2-0; Artur Hilmi 74-11-0; Martin Baldwin 64-13-0; Francis O'Reilly 63-0-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Mon., Open, Sycamore Pool. Bill Hill (Preston Innovations Boldings) 95-0-0; Clive Wright (Mosella) 87-13-0; Tony Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings) 70-2-0. Wed., Open, Sycamore Pool. Gareth Unwin (Big C) 117-12-0; Steve Lovell (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 93-5-0; Kev Robinson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 61-12-0; Les Willey (Walsall) 57-1-0. Thurs., Open, Sycamore & Willows Pools. Bill Hill (Preston Innovations Boldings) 123-2-0; Steve Owen (Monkhall) 101-6-0; Clive Wright (Mosella) 100-4-0. Sat., Open, Larch Pool. Rob Hancox (MH Floats) 108-0-0; Paul Hemming (Monkhall) 91-15-0; Tim Probert (Preston Innovations Boldings) 58-1-0. Sun., Gaz Willey Open. Kelvin Emlyn (OAC) 116-15-0; Chris Lane (Preston Innovations Boldings) 100-5-0; Jason Nichols (Preston Innovations Boldings) 91-3-0.

Sherwood Forest Fishery, Edwinstowe, Notts. Sat., Open, Cavendish & Sherwood Lakes. Josh Paling 33-9-0 (skimmers and roach); Daz Staley 19-8-0; Alan Houlton 19-3-0.

Splinters AC, Peatling Pools, Peatling Parva, Lutterworth, Leics. Wed 9th Mar. Gary Muddiman 62-11-0; Pete Meagan 55-12-0; Dave Griffiths 50-9-0. Sun 13th Mar., Barby Banks, Barby, Rugby, Warks. Trev Griffiths 52-5-0; Dave Chapman 43-12-0; Kev Elliott 33-2-0.

Spring Vale Fishing Lakes, Bevercotes, Newark, Notts. Sat., Sat., Walkley Winter League, First Spring & the Newcastle Lakes. Alan Barker 129-2-0 (mainly carp); Carl Roberts 117-11-0 (carp and silvers); John Hardy 109-8-0. Sat., Jonathan Stocks' and Ian Waller's Match, Oak Ave. Lake. Richard Goodrum 69-3-0 (silvers); Martin Codman 67-0-0; Mark Payling 65-6-0. Sat., Railway Knock-Up, The Duke Lake. Mick Spink 55-4-0 (mainly carp); Brian Armstrong 39-3-0; Trevor Hiley 26-15-0. Sat., Damon Dickinson's Match, The Duchess Lake. David Tomlinson 76-9-0 (56lb of carp plus silvers); Dave Allen 72-15-0; Stewart Beaumont 67-9-0.

Stoppo's Fishery Silvers Open, Coton-in-the-Elms, Derbys. Sat. Ian Saiger 11-14-0 (roach); Ben Sharratt 11-9-0; Dennis Sutton 10-4-0; Darren Massey (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 9-4-0.

Todber Manor, Sturminster Newton, Dorset. Sat., Open, Hill View, Ash & Homeground Lakes (45 fished). Perry Stone 215-4-0; Martin Rogers 207-10-0; Rob McCan 205-8-0. Master of the Manor Qualifier: Perry Stone. Silvers: Scott Russell 23-8-0; Steve Tucker 17-6-0; Matt Rowe 16-12-0.

Tri-Cast Old Hough Fishery, Middlewich, Ches. Sat., Open, Lucky Dip, Prospect, Upper Beno, Boulders & Goose Pools (37 fished). Ellis Leigh (Matrix LTB) 66-6-0; Jack Hodgkinson (Old Hough) 61-0-0; Andy Dyson (Middy) 60-3-0.

Wassell Grove Fishery, Hagley, Worcs. Sat., Open, Brook Pool & Big Match Lake. Andy Hickman 59-12-0; Andy Morrison 31-12-0; Carl Daly 30-1-0. Silvers winner: Richard Knowles 14-12-0.

Weston Pools, Oswestry, Shrops. Sat., Open, Rover. Craig Dawes 120-6-0; Mal Dawes 69-14-0; Pat Prithcard 64-7-0.

Last Edited: 21 March 2022

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