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Angling match results for the week ending 26 February 2023

Angling match results brought to you by Steve Cope.

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Bibby's/Stone & District AC, Shropshire Union Canal, Shebdon, Staffs. Sun. Phil James (Bibby's/Stone & District AC) 15-12-0 (good perch to 2lb plus skimmers on pinkie and caster); Kim Jones (Bibby's/Stone & District AC) 13-5-0 (mainly small punch and pinkie-roach); Joe Nicholls (Bibby's/Stone & District AC) 7-8-0; Mick Round (Bibby's/Stone & District AC) 3-8-0; Steve Cooke (Bibby's/Stone & District AC) 3-4-0; Francis Cooke (Bibby's/Stone & District AC) 3-3-0.

Crewe MG Open, Shropshire Union Canal, Barbridge, nr. Nantwich, Ches. Sun. Steve Fogel (Drennan NW) 6-12-0 (roach and skimmers); Les Olszewski (Team Les ‘O') 4-13-0 (a 1lb 11oz roach plus smaller samples); Gordon Griffiths (Oswestry) 4-1-5 (roach and skimmers); Phil ‘Jonty' Johnson (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 4-1-0 (all roach).

Erewash Valley Winter League, Final Round (6), Erewash Canal, Langley Mill & Cotmanhay, Derbys. Sat 18th Feb. M. Hall (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 11-3-0; M. Parker (Team 1779) 10-5-8; J. Lock (Loughborough Soar MG) 9-2-0; M. Harrison (Team 1779) 8-13-8; A. Beesley (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 7-8-0; A. Starkey (Mill Tackle) 7-7-0. Teams: Team 1779 19; Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech 27; Loughborough Soar MG 29; Mill Tackle 32; Drennan Leicester MVDE 33; Long Eaton Fed. 41; 3 Counties 45. Final league: Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech 15; 3 Counties 17; Loughborough Soar MG 23; Mill Tackle 24; Team 1779 25; Long Eaton Fed. 26; Drennan Leicester MVDE 33.

Goodyear AC, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Slade Heath Boats & Railway Sections, Coven, Staffs. Sun (14 fished). Fred ‘the Bread' Cheetham (Goodyear AC) 9-11-10 (caster-roach to 12oz); Johnny Benness (Goodyear AC) 5-5-0 (a 2lb+ perch and gudgeon); Steve ‘Draw Bag' Cope (Goodyear AC) 5-0-0 (all punch-roach); Mark Foster (Goodyear AC) 3-9-0 (mainly small mixed silvers); Tony Beech (Goodyear AC) 3-7-5.

HanKat Superteam AS Open, Dudley No.2 Canal, Link 51 Section, Merry Hill, W. Mids. & Dudley No. 1 Canal, Waterfront Section, Brierley Hill, W. Mids. Sat. John Taylor (Sportsman AC) 5-10-0; Dave Hughes (Sensas Black Country) 4-6-2; Lee Woodhouse (HanKat Superteam AS) 4-3-6; Dean Webb (Sensas Black Country) 4-2-8; Karl Haywood (Sportsman AA) 3-14-0; Sir David Sheaf (Canal Kings) 3-10-10.

Milton Keynes Vets, Grand Union Canal, Galleon Bridge Section, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, Bucks. Wed 15th Feb. Kevin Osborne 1-5-0; (Joint 2nd) Ernie Sattler 0-5-0; Paul Swain 0-5-0.

Norbury Individual League, Round 4, Shropshire Union Canal, Both sides of the bridge at Norbury Junction, Staffs. Sat (19 fished). Dave McCall (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 14-9-8 (mainly skimmers); Keith Hulland (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 14-2-0 (skimmers); Les Olszewski (Team Les ‘O') 10-15-4 (skimmers); Alan Round (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 6-12-8 (roach); Simon Preece (Drennan NW) 6-2-14 (a 2lb 8oz perch plus roach); Bernie Leatherbarrow (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 6-1-8 (skimmers and roach). League: Keith Hulland (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 5; Nigel Clayton (Sensas Black Country) 8 (two section wins); Dave Holbrook (Team Eclipse) 8 (one section win); Bernie Leatherbarrow (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 8 (no section wins); Mel ‘Killer' Wood (Four Ashes AC) 9 (two section wins and on weight); Dave Dale (Goodyear AC) 9 (two section wins); Simon Preece (Drennan NW) 9 (one section win).

Old Bank AC Open, Battyeford Canal, Mirfield, Kirklees, W. Yorks. Sat. (19 fished). Simon Walton (Sensas NW) 7-0-0 (roach, dace and perch); James Wheelhouse (Tri-Cast Calder) 3-10-0 (perch and roach); Asa Cooper (Sparks MG) 3-8-4; Martin Blagbrough (Tri-Cast Calder) 2-11-0; Andy Turner (Tri-Cast Calder) 2-10-0; (Joint 6th) Alan Crook (Drennan NW) 2-7-0; Anthony Darson (Elland) 2-7-0.

Rugeley Individual League, Round 4, Trent & Mersey Canal, Priory & The Ash Tree Sections, Rugeley, Staffs. Sun (29 fished). Richard Guest (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 6-10-14 (caster-roach and perch); John Garbett (Team Eclipse) 6-3-0 (mostly worm-tempted perch); Dave Hughes (Sensas Black Country) 5-9-8 (caster-roach and perch); Stef Johansen (Team Eclipse) 4-12-0; Steve Broome (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 4-9-2 (inc. a 2lb 8oz perch); Kev Perry (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 4-5-4. League: Jason Cunningham (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 10; Steve Broome (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 12; (Joint 3rd) Glyn Bagley (Goodyear AC) 15; Darren Massey (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 15; Kev Perry (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 15.

Sportsman AA Open, Walsall Canal (BCN), Eyston Avenue Section, Tipton, W. Mids. Sat. Dave Anderson (Sportsman AA) 6-7-6 (all roach); Mal Galliers (Sportsman AA) 5-10-11 (roach and skimmers); Tony Lowe (Sportsman AA) 4-13-13 (roach); Derek Hicklin (3 Counties) 3-6-8 (roach); Dave Arnold (Sportsman AA) 2-9-4 (roach).

Sportsman AC Opens, Birmingham Main Line Canal (BCN), Netherton Tunnel End Section, Tividale, W. Mids. Wed. Mark Whiles (Sportsman AC) 13-6-0; Mal Galliers (Sportsman AA) 9-1-0; Chris Furnival (Sportsman AC) 6-1-0; Owen Westwood (Sportsman AC) 5-9-0; John Babbington (Storey's Halesowen RBL) 5-8-0; Gary Atkins (Sportsman AC) 5-0-0. Sun., Mark Whiles (Sportsman AC) 9-9-0; Mick Hawkins (Sportsman AC) 6-5-0; Alan Price (Sportsman AC) 6-4-0; Gary Atkins (Sportsman AC) 5-3-0; Trevor Dangerfield (Sportsman AC) 4-5-0; (Joint 6th) Owen Westwood (Sportsman AC) 3-7-0; Baz Buckley (Sportsman AC) 3-7-0; John Horton (Sportsman AC) 3-7-0.

Tring Old Codgers, Grand Union Canal, Bullbeggars Lane Section, Berkhamsted, Herts. Tues. Phil Liggett 2-4-0 (one chub). (seven anglers fished, only one fish caught).

Wigan AA Flyers, Leeds & Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch), Burscough, Lancs. Sat. Gordon Houlibecq 11-1-0; Kev Clarke 6-5-0; Ian Fewtrell 4-4-0. Sections: Paul Holding 3-12-8; John Edwards 4-1-0; Dave McGuinn 4-3-8.

Wigan AA Flyers, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, North Moor, W. Lancs. Sun. S. Simpkin 1-9-8; D. Meadows 1-3-0; B. Meadows 1-2-0.

Northants Nene Juniors, Grand Union Canal, Ben Kiff 0.985kg; Lottie Clarke 0.620kg; Kai Herrington 0.595kg; Sam Kiff 0.520kg; Stanley Lafferty 0.180kg.


Bridgnorth Comrades AS, River Severn, Private East Bank above the town, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sun. John Gill (Wolverhampton) 14-9-0 (five chub); Steve Slade (Wolverhampton) 13-13-0 (a brace of barbel); Philip Hancox (Bridgnorth AS) 12-6-0 (three chub and a bonus barbel); Chris Atkinson 11-0-0 (two chub and one bream); Dave George 7-4-0; John Webb 6-8-0.

Kidderminster & District Angling Association Open, River Severn, Bewdley, Worcs. Wed. Geoff Brierley 54-0-0 (barbel, bream and chub); Pete Bate 51-4-0; Barry Cooper 43-0-0; Paul Field 41-0-0; Brian Jones 40-4-0; Mark Blackburn 39-7-0.

Northallerton AC, River Swale, Morton-on-Swale & Scruton, N. Yorks. Sat (18 fished). A. Freddie (DH Angling/ABC Baits) 14-4-0 (three good chub); Jon Taylor (Ripon) 13-4-0; Paul Bendelow (Northallerton) 8-14-0; Jon Cosgrove 6-7-0.

Olney & Clifton FA Open, River Gt. Ouse, Olney, Bucks. Sun 19th Feb. Paul Caton 12-6-0 (three chub); Dave Mawby 6-3-0; Chris Howard 4-8-0.

Rotherham UAF Open, River Don, Sprotbrough, Doncaster, S. Yorks. Sun. Shane Gallagher (Spotted Fin/Team Normanton) 17-4-0; Ian Exley (Browning Ossett) 16-13-0; Gary Watson (Vespe) 13-11-0; Rob Hall (Browning Ossett) 13-6-0; Andy Anderson (Spotted Fin/Team Normanton) 12-10-0.

Canal & River Trust Stillwaters

Kiveton Open, Kiveton Waters, Sheffield, S. Yorks. Sun 19th Feb. Rose's Lake winner: Mick Dawson 96-4-0. Eve's Lake winner: Glynn Ball 77-9-0. Sections: Carl Brown 22-14-0; Nigel Shipman 59-10-0; Terry Dawson 48-13-0; Wes Kitson 34-1-0; Sean Sheldon 65-3-0.


Castle AC Silvers Match, Canons, Northants. Sun 19th Feb. Richard Latimer 14-4-0; Bob Spencer 7-6-0; Darren Cook 7-4-0.

Hodnet AC, Ryley's Pools, Goldstone, Shrops. Sun. Josh Williams (Hodnet AC) 19-7-0; Terry Nutt (Hodnet AC) 9-13-8; Brian Pugh (Hodnet AC) 8-9-8.

Long Eaton Fed., Brewery Ponds, Shardlow, Derbys. Wed 15th Feb. Jim Marcer (Belper) 7-5-0 (a 3lb tench plus perch); Alan Wright (Long Eaton Fed.) 5-7-0; Derek Hicklin (3 Counties) 4-12-0; Rob Pembridge (Soldiers & Sailors) 4-11-0; Chris Wright (Dynamite Derby Angling Federation) 3-6-0; Mick Hitchin (Soldiers & Sailors) 2-12-0. Wed 22nd Feb. Rob Pembridge (Soldiers & Sailors) 11-8-0 (silvers); John Brockway (Long Eaton Fed.) 9-11-0; Chris Close (Loughborough Soar MG) 6-15-0; Derek Jackson (3 Counties) 6-14-8; Bill Varney (Long Eaton Fed.) 6-2-0; Pete Allwood (Long Eaton Fed.) 4-9-0.

Patshull Park Individual Winter League, Round 3, Great Lake, Pattingham, Staffs. Sun., Deeps Section. Paul Bucknell (Little Dawley AC) 5-13-0; Steve Preece (M&S Joinery) 4-10-0; Steve Davies (Blackfords) 3-14-0; Trevor Hope (OAC) 3-10-0 (all skimmer weights).

Commercials & Drains

Angling Trust Winter League Grand Final 2023, Decoy Lakes, Whittlesey, Cambs. & Fenland Drains, Cambs. Sat. Drennan Barnsley Blacks 54 (420-12-3); Daiwa Gordon League 54 (390-14-12); Preston Innovations Black Horse 57; Browning Hot Rods 60; Daiwa Dorking 63; Browning Ossett 65; Bag'em/Maver Midlands 66; Drennan NW 68; Matrix Dynamite Image 70; Drennan Oxford 71 (424-4-4); Daiwa Tackle & Baits 71 (315-9-7).


Aston Park Fisheries Silver Fish Winter League, Sheffield, S. Yorks. Sat., Split & Stable Lakes. John White 47-8-0; Mick Todd 34-0-0; Lucas Finch 28-6-0; Neil Nicholson 26-0-0; Mark Jackson 24-13-0; Steve Forster 20-0-0.

Blundell Fishery, Rixton, Ches. Sat., Open, Trio, East & Ash Lakes. Chris Davies (Warrington) 48-1-0 (carp to 7lb); Chris Weeder Jnr. (Chris Weeder Angling) 46-3-0 (carp to 5lb); Martin Murphy (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 44-10-0; Harry Billing (Garbolino/Sonubaits) 43-6-0.

Bradshaw Hall Fisheries, Bolton, Gt. Manchester. Sat., Open, Lakes 8 & 9. Charlie Law 64-6-0; Jack Grundy 45-6-0; John Bradshaw 44-12-0.

Brookside Fisheries, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Open, Snake Lakes 1 & 2. Chris Ruscoe 57-1-0; Ryan Smith 56-15-0; Nick Butterworth 36-10-0.

Cotton Outcasts, Makins Fishery, Bramcote, Nuneaton, Warks. Sat 18th Feb. Trev Griffiths 31-8-0; Steve Wills 11-12-0; Vince Battams 11-2-0. Sun 19th Feb., Peatling Pools, Peatling Parva, Lutterworth, Leics. Paul Scrivener 42-1-0; Vince Battams 28-1-0; Steve Wills 26-1-0.

Gold Valley Lakes All Winners Match, Aldershot, Hants. Sat. Charlie Dalton 61-0-0; A. Jaffa 48-0-0; Lynas Neale 44-4-0.

Hawkesbury Hall Farm, Bedworth, Warks. Sat., Open, Match Pool (14 fished). Ricky Harris (Hawkesbury) 39-2-0 (carp; largest 8lb); Dennis Lutwyche (Hawkesbury) 26-1-0 (carp to 5lb); Jamie Galloway (Hawkesbury) 24-3-0 (bream to 3lb and one 4lb carp).

Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, nr. Eccleshall, Staffs. Sat., Open, Canal & Bridge Pools. Ash Davies 182-9-0; Ant King 97-1-0; Steve Williamson 88-10-0; Paul Gibson 74-15-0; Damian Bracken 72-15-0; Ewan Farnell-Buckle 68-11-0.

High Heyes Farm Fishery (The Catteries) Open, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancs. Sat. Dave Bolton 82-8-0; Mike McGrath 53-8-0; Ian Burns 38-4-0.

Lagoon AC, Furtho Manor Farm, Milton Keynes, Bucks. Sun 19th Feb. Nigel Steel 12-12-0; Paul Swain 6-6-0; Austin Maddock 5-14-0.

Lingmere Fishery Open, Moreton, The Wirral. Sat. John Edwards 56-5-0; A. Dewhurst 31-0-0; S. Boyd 24-6-0.

Meadowlands Teams of Three League, Round 3, Meadowlands Fishery, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Warks. Sun 19th Feb. Adam Wakelin 184-6-0; Mick Bull 104-14-0; Paul Fox 101-10-0. Teams: Ginger Ninjas 11; Sicarios 15; Foxes 17. Joint league leaders: Carpetbaggers 53; Captain Crooks 53.

Monkhall Fisheries, Monkhopton, nr. Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sat 18th Feb., Open, Hawk Pool. Rob Jeapes (Monkhall) 97-8-0; Stuart Tibbetts (Monkhall) 85-10-0; Glen Monks (Monkhall) 72-10-0. Sun 19th Feb., Open, Owl & Kingfisher Pools. Andy Kyte (Middle Severn Angling) 86-10-0; Paul Gregory (Swan Elite) 78-10-0; Brian Dickson (Monkhall) 74-4-0.

Nisa Feeders Open, Makins Fishery, Bramcote, Nuneaton, Warks. Wed. Phase One – Lake Two. John Adamson (Nisa Feeders) 53-1-0 (all carp); Matt Gaetto (Long Eaton Victoria AS) 42-8-0 (one carp plus bream and skimmers); Shaun Greenfield (Manchester AC) 25-6-0 (three early carp); Wayne Greenfield (Manchester AC) 10-6-0 (two early carp); Rich Neale (Leicester) 9-0-0 (skimmers and hybrids).

Packington Somers Fisheries, Meriden, W. Mids. Wed., Solihull Angling Centre Open, Rover. Mark Robinson 101-9-0 (F1s); Ian Keywood 70-5-0 (carp and one F1); Roy Beasley 64-10-0 (F1s). Sun., Open, Siblings A & B Pools (16 fished). Rob Hodgson 44-9-0 (F1s); Steve Daley 41-6-0 (F1s); Peter Murray 30-4-0 (F1s); Keith Winn 28-0-0 (F1s and carp).

Packington Somers King of Geary's 2023 Qualifier No. 1, Packington Somer Fisheries, Meriden, W. Mids. Sat (26 fished). Derek Hartshorn 31-8-0 (carp and skimmers); Jamie Galloway 30-1-0 (carp); John Adamson 29-4-0 (carp); Ron Taylor 26-15-0 (carp).

Partridge Lakes Fishery, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Covey Lakes 1-4 (38 fished). Brian Shepherd 56-15-0; Ian Welsh 56-2-0; Boydan Krupnckyj 53-5-0.

Patricroft Winter League, Firswood Fisheries, Skelmersdale, Lancs. Sat. D. Brown 72-0-0; P. Leigh 52-0-0; J. Woods 34-5-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Mon., Over 60's Open, Sycamore Pool. Steve Owen (Monkhall) 71-15-0; Dave Cole (Preston Innovations Boldings) 67-15-0; Eric Bancroft (Preston Innovations Boldings) 67-11-0; Mick Jamieson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 59-6-0; Ralph Johnson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 58-3-0. Thurs., Over 50's Open, Sycamore Pool. Tony Price (Preston Innovations Boldings) 67-14-0; (Joint 2nd) Terry Edwards (Pool Hayes) 52-8-0; Colin Reynolds (Preston Innovations Boldings) 52-8-0; Bill Hill (Preston Innovations Boldings) 51-10-0; Ralph Johnson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 51-9-0. Sat., Over 50's Open, Sycamore Pool. Steve Owen (Monkhall) 75-2-0; Clive Wright (Preston Innovations Boldings) 55-6-0; Ralph Johnson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 52-15-0; Tony Price (Preston Innovations Boldings) 50-14-0. Sat., Oswestrians, Chestnut Pool. Richard Davenport (Oswestry) 51-7-0; Steve Hall (Oswestry) 50-2-0; Paul Hemming (Monkhall) 46-2-0; John Benjamin (M&H Floats) 46-1-0. Sun., Gaz Willey Open, Sycamore Pool. Kelvin Emlyn (OAC) 50-13-0; Gary Morris (Preston Innovations Boldings) 47-3-0; Bill Rathbone (St. Francis) 38-6-0; Gareth Emlyn (OAC) 37-2-0.

Splinters AC, Peatling Pools, Peatling Parva, Lutterworth, Leics. Wed 15th Feb. Trev Griffiths 34-11-0; Dave Robinson 33-6-0; John Payne 31-2-0.

The Cunneries Fishery, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancs. Sat., Open, S Canal & Hawk Pool. Rob Trees 86-11-0; Paul Hart 52-0-0; Peter Beardsworth 49-7-0.

The Oaks Lakes, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat., Open, Cedar Lake. Paul Neave 60-15-0 (chunky F1s); Luke Hawkesworth 52-0-0; Dean Smith 42-6-0.

The Oaks Lakes Silver Fish League, Round 8, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat., Willows, Alders, Firs & Oaks Lakes. Pete Whale 30-8-0 (quality skimmers and a bonus tench); Liam Helliwell 29-5-0; (Joint 3rd) Dave Armitage 26-7-0; Chris Kitchin 26-7-0.

Todber Manor, Sturminster Newton, Dorset. Sat., Open, Homeground Lake (13 fished). Dan Squire 327-2-0; Mark Poppleton 235-4-0; A. Rocky 230-4-0; Mark Wynne 209-2-0.

Tri-Cast Old Hough Fishery, Middlewich, Ches. Sat., Open, Upper & Lower Benbo Pools. Jordan Siddall 50-0-0; Simon Symcox 48-6-0; Dave Pimlott 44-0-0.

Viaduct Fisheries, Somerton, Somerset. Sat., Open, Campbell Lake (11 fished). Tim Martin 52-4-0; Adrian Dew 30-2-0; Jack Stamp 25-12-0. Silvers: Jack Stamp 25-12-0; Fred Wojtyla 17-1-0; Marco Smith 12-7-0.

Weston Pools, Oswestry, Shrops. Sat., Open, Belvedere & Stretton Pools. Jason Roberts 66-11-0; Paul Reynolds 62-0-0; Richie O'Connor 58-9-0.

Whitmore Fisheries, Greenhalgh, Preston, Lancs. Sat., Open, East Canal (26 fished). Harry Campbell 56-2-0; Stuart Kennedy 45-12-0; Dalton Bleakley 34-10-0.

Last Edited: 27 February 2023

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