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Angling match results for the week ending 26 March 2023

Angling match results brought to you by Steve Cope.

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Bateman Vine AC, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal (BAA Waters), Hinksford, Swindon, W. Mids. Sun 19th Mar (9 fished). David Lester (Bateman Vine AC) 6-1-0 (inc. a 3lb bream plus a few skimmers and roach); Roger Ashmore (Bateman Vine AC) 2-12-0 (roach, skimmers to 6oz and perch); Michael Ashmore (Bateman Vine AC) 2-8-0 (mixed bag); Chris Harris (Bateman Vine AC) 2-4-0 (mixed bag).

Cradley Heath Labour AC, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal (BAA Waters), Hinksford, Swindon, W. Mids. Sun. Mick Whitmore (Cradley Heath Labour AC) 13-10-8 (bream and skimmers); Howard Dodd (Cradley Heath Labour AC) 6-1-0; Kevin Clark (Cradley Heath Labour AC) 4-12-0; Simon West (Cradley Heath Labour AC) 3-2-0; Lawrie Mulheron (Cradley Heath Labour AC) 2-8-0.

Crewe MG Open, Shropshire Union Canal, Waverton, nr. Chester, Ches. Sun (14 fished). Wendy Locker (Chester Tackle Locker) 16-7-0 (mostly bream and skimmers plus two eels); Mark Mealing (Chester Tackle Locker) 11-0-0 (four bream); Gordon Griffiths (Oswestry) 9-3-0 (all skimmers); Les Olszewski (Team Les ‘O') 8-10-0 (one bream plus skimmers); Keith Sproston (Crewe MG) 8-9-0 (three bream).

Goodyear AC, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Slade Heath Basin & Boats Sections, Coven, Staffs. Sat (22 fished). Alan Round (Goodyear AC) 5-5-10; Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 4-6-12; Keith Hulland (Goodyear AC) 3-13-7; Fred ‘the Bread' Cheetham (Goodyear AC) 3-12-8; Paul Dobing (Goodyear AC) 3-9-0; Martin Spruce (Goodyear AC) 3-8-9.

Liverpool DAA, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Maghull, Merseyside. Wed. Dennis Peterson 5-7-0; Ant Lloyd 4-8-0; Steve Powley 2-14-0.

Luton AC, Grand Union Canal, Cooks Wharf, Cheddington, Bucks. Wed. Tony Hickmott 3-10-0 (a 3lb 10oz bream); Andy Norgate 1-11-0 (one skimmer plus six small fish); Brian Shaw 0-10-0 (small perch); Malcolm Ogden 0-2-0 (one small perch).

Norbury Individual League, Final Round (6), Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Junction, Staffs. Sat (20 fished). Nigel Clayton (Sensas Black Country) 9-5-12 (five good perch and two skimmers); Kev Perry (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 8-0-0 (all roach); Dennis Sumner (Fatty's Bait & Tackle) 6-12-0 (mixed bag); Simon Preece (Drennan NW) 6-8-12 (mixed bag); Keith Hulland (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 5-12-8 (mixed bag); Dean Williams (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 5-8-0 (mixed bag). Final league: Nigel Clayton (Sensas Black Country) 11 (£150); Keith Hulland (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 12 (three section wins) (£110); Dean Williams (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 12 (two section wins and weight advantage) (£90); Dave Holbrook (Team Eclipse) 12 (£70); Dave McCall (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 13 (three section wins) (£60); Simon Preece (Drennan NW) 13 (two section wins) (£50).

Northants. Nene AC Teams of Four League, Round 1, Grand Union Canal, Nether Heyford, Northants. Sun 19th Mar (48 fished). Les Goodridge (Towcester Misfits) 17-0-0 (bream to 2lb plus seventeen skimmers); Mick Goodridge (Towcester Misfits) 12-2-0 (skimmers); Keith Brown (Browning Central Sphere) 10-3-0; Brian Beard (Northants. Nene Red) 8-9-0. Teams: Towcester Misfits 41-13-0; Matrix Image 18-1-0; Browning Central Sphere 16-11-0; Browning Central Xitan 14-4-0.

Northwich AA Open, Trent & Mersey Canal, Billinge, St. Helens, Merseyside. Sat (18 fished). Rod Fraser 5-9-12 (skimmers and roach); Dave Hodson 4-10-12; Dave Edgerley 4-7-12; Jimmy Byrne 4-2-12.

Sportsman AA Open, Walsall Canal (BCN), Metro Bridge Section, Wednesbury, W. Mids. Sat. Sir David Sheaf (Canal Kings) 6-4-15; Chris Rice (Sensas Black Country) 5-3-11; Dave Anderson (Sportsman AA) 3-6-10; Derek Hicklin (Maver Central) 2-5-0; Paul Turner (Colmic UK) 2-0-11.

Sportsman AC Opens, Birmingham Main Line Canal (BCN), Netherton Tunnel End Section, Tividale, W. Mids. Sun 19th Mar (10 fished). Mal Galliers (Sportsman AA) 8-9-0; John Horton (Sportsman AC) 8-7-0; Mark Whiles (Sportsman AC) 8-6-0; Owen Westwood (Sportsman AC) 6-5-0; Mick Hawkins (Sportsman AC) 5-2-0. Wed. Mal Galliers (Sportsman AA) 9-9-0; Glenn Law (Sparks MG) 9-2-0; Pete Fellows (Sportsman AA) 3-7-0; Mark Whiles (Sportsman AC) 3-5-0. Sun., Birmingham Main Line Canal (BCN), Watery Lane Section, Tipton, W. Mids. John Horton (Sportsman AC) 7-0-0; Stu Cutler (Matrix) 6-5-0; Paul Turner (Colmic UK) 4-3-0; Pete Chilton (Sensas Storey's) 3-6-0; (Joint 5th) Dean Webb (Sensas Black Country) 3-2-0; Dave Hughes (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 3-2-0.

Thornhill AC Open, Calder & Hebble Canal, Dewsbury, Kirklees, W. Yorks. Sat. Timothy Noon (Tri-Cast Calder) 5-9-0 (punch and caster-roach to 6oz); Martin Blagbrough (Tri-Cast Calder) 4-11-8 (roach and perch); James Wheelhouse (Tri-Cast Calder) 4-0-8; Gary Makin (Thornhill AC) 3-0-0; Tony Hoare (Thornhill AC) 2-4-0.

Wigan AA Flyers, Leeds & Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch), Dover Lock Section, Wigan, Gtr. Manchester. Wed (16 fished). John Mallett 2-13-8; Kev Clarke 1-8-0; Dave Bradley 1-3-0. Sections: (Pegs 1-8) Tommy Fairhurst 0-10-0; (Pegs 9-16) M. Battersby 0-12-0. Sat., Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Ring ‘O' Bells PH Section, Lathom, nr. Burscough, Lancs. (23 fished). Derek Walker 8-3-8; Dave Trafford 7-14-0; Paul Holding 6-13-0. Sections (Pegs 1-12) Steve Mayo 4-13-0; (Pegs 13-23) John Lloyd 5-15-0.

Wolverhampton AA Open, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Calf Heath, Staffs. Wed (14 fished). Lee Richards (Wolverhampton AA) 9-11-0 (skimmers and roach on bread and caster); Carl Westwood (Four Ashes AC) 4-5-8; Alan Gough (Wolverhampton AA/Rough Hay AC) 4-0-4; Steve Dudley (Sensas Black Country) 3-5-4; Dave Richards (Four Ashes AC) 3-3-8; Pete Cartwright (Wolverhampton) 3-2-4.

Sensas Challenge, Gloucester Canal, Individual 1. Cameron Hughes (Starlets), 2. Frankie Gianoncelli (Barnsley), 3. Matt Godfrey (Barnsley)


Long Eaton Fed., Brewery Ponds, Shardlow, Derbys. Wed. Chris Wright (Dynamite Derby Angling Federation) 13-13-0 (a 5lb tench plus perch); Pete Allwood (Long Eaton Fed.) 10-1-0; Rob Pembridge (Soldiers & Sailors) 8-4-0; Derek Jackson (3 Counties) 6-15-0; John Brockway (Maver Central) 6-1-0; Alan Wright (Long Eaton Fed.) 5-12-0.

Patshull Park Winter League, Final Round (6), Great Lake, Pattingham, Staffs. Sun. Winner on the day: Steve Thorpe 9-9-0 (three bream). Final league: Paul Bucknell 20; Steve Preece 21 (on weight); Steve Davies 21; Mick Tonks 23 (on weight); Danny Chetwood 23 (on weight); Jason Bucknell 23; Kevin Tipton 24.


A.J. Jewson Series, Bradshaw Hall Fisheries, Bolton, Gtr. Manchester. Tues., Lake 4 (22 fished). Tom Barlow (Dynamite Baits/Drennan Barnsley) 126-5-0 (carp and F1s); Gary Barnes (Low Hills) 66-12-0 (F1s and carp); Peter Dwyer (Drake Floats) 60-11-0; Steve Mitchell (Brighouse AA) 54-5-0; Angela Hudson (A.J. Jewson Tackle) 52-5-0; John Mills (Tri-Cast Calder) 38-8-0.

Anglers Choice Middlesbrough Spring League, Match 4, The Oaks Lakes, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat., Sycamore Lake. Phil Cooper 139-3-0; Dave Atkins 104-14-0; Chris Clark 102-2-0.

Blundell Fishery, Rixton, Ches. Sat., Open, Trio, Pine & East Lakes. Chris Weeder Jnr. (Chris Weeder Jnr. Angling) 218-9-0 (carp to 7lb); Martin Wall (EBR) 111-4-0 (carp to 6lb); Martin Entwistle 109-2-0; Dave Swain (Garbolino/Dynamite Baits) 99-10-0; Jim Garside (Edgerley Sports) 98-0-0; Conrad Taylor 85-12-0.

Brookside Fisheries, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Open, Snake Lakes 1 & 2. Stuart Conroy 102-8-0; Steve Carrier 63-2-0; Steve Conroy 48-4-0.

Carney Pools, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, Staffs. Sat., Open, Damsel Pool. Dan Deakin 146-0-0; Paul Truman 93-5-0; Robin Dale 81-6-0.

Gold Valley Lakes, Aldershot, Hants. Sat., Open, Middle Lake. M. Seymore 106-12-0; J. Light 59-0-0; S. Doyle 57-12-0.

Hawkesbury Hall Farm, Bedworth, Warks. Sun., Open, Match Pool (15 fished). Robert Woodfield (Hawkesbury) 42-10-0 (carp to 8lb); Dennis Lutwyche (Hawkesbury) 41-3-0 (carp to 8lb); Vincent Cziniscalko (Hawkesbury) 28-4-0 (bream to 3lb, carp to 4lb and roach to 8oz).

Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, nr. Eccleshall, Staffs. Sun., Open, Island, Meadow & Bridge Pools (33 fished). Ian Conway 128-6-0; Ryan Burgwin 95-1-0; Steve Williamson 83-12-0; Ant King 78-14-0; Andy North 78-7-0; Trevor Robinson 76-5-0.

High Heyes Farm Fishery (The Catteries) Open, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancs. Sat. Ste Winstanley 53-8-0; Dave Bolton 49-8-0; Paul Banks 48-12-0.

Izaak Walton Fishery Teams of Three League, Round 5, Chebsey, Staffs. Sun., Bottom, Canal & Middle Pools (27 fished). Bottom Pool: Les Thompson (Doodson's) 28-15-0; D. Pickering (Picko's) 26-1-0; Steve Dudley (Warren's) 25-5-0; Richard Guest (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 24-15-0. Middle Pool: Jack O'Sullivan (Doodson's) 28-6-0; Robbie Lloyd (CSR) 16-2-0; Dave Brown (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 16-1-0; Martin Owen (Warren's) 15-9-0. Canal Pool: Gary Clowes (BHG) 12-8-0; Dave Lloyd (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 9-4-0; Mark ‘Sticky' Wilton (Wilton's) 7-10-0; Ian Sinclair (Picko's) 7-6-0. Teams: Doodson's 7; Bag'em/Maver Midlands 9; Warren's 13; Picko's 14; (Joint 5th) BHG 15; Wilton's 15. League: Doodson's 37; Bag'em/Maver Midlands 43; Warren's 67; Picko's 68; BHG 72; Wilton's 84.

Monkhall Fisheries, Monkhopton, nr. Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sun 19th Mar., Open, Kingfisher Pool. Adam Bayliss (Middy) 100-3-0; Paul Gregory (Monkhall) 55-8-0; Steve Penwright (Goodyear AC) 48-12-0. Wed., Open, Owl Pool. Dave White (Drennan NW) 148-14-0; James Woodfine (Tarporley Anglers) 101-10-0; Gary Steele (Monkhall) 97-12-0.

Monkhall Fisheries Teams of Three League, Final Round (6), Monkhopton, nr. Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sat 18th Mar., Hawk, Buzzard & Swallow Pools. Ash Davies (Preston Innovations) 170-12-0; Simon Harris (Winter Wonders) 150-10-0; Dan Bache (Winter Wonders) 145-10-0. Teams: Winter Wonders 5; Drennan NW 7; Preston Innovations 11; Preston Innovations/Sonubaits 13; HP Angling 17; The Underdogs 18. Final league: Preston Innovations 61; Drennan NW 69; Winter Wonders 70; Preston Innovations/Sonubaits 94; The Underdogs 100; Cookies Monsters 107.

Nisa Feeders Open, Makins Fishery, Bramcote, Nuneaton, Warks. Wed., Phase 3- Avon & Severn Pools. Rob Wootton (Dynamite Baits) 139-4-0 (carp); Shaun Weed (Old Works AC) 116-6-0 (carp); Steve Haywood (Team Middy) 98-1-0; Gary Cook (Mosella UK) 87-5-0; Pat Wood (Leicester) 74-0-0; Stu Jones 62-3-0; Matt Gaetto (Long Eaton Victoria AS) 54-15-0; Allan Neale (Nuneaton) 53-10-0; Steve Crocker (Team Makins) 53-1-0; Martin Payne (Elephant & Castle) 48-13-0; Lloyd Hayes (Kettering) 39-0-0. (continental pay-out).

Packington Somers Fisheries, Meriden, W. Mids. Wed., Solihull Angling Centre Open, Molands Mere Pool (20 fished). Pete Heaven 110-15-0 (carp and F1s); John Burchell 104-14-0 (carp and F1s); Des Jarvis 88-6-0 (carp and F1s); Nick Jukes 71-15-0 (carp and F1s). Sat., Open, Big Geary's Pool (26 fished). Pete Caton 100-14-0 (carp and bream, £100 bonus peg); Dave Roberts 83-13-0 (carp); Neil Russell 70-11-0 (carp); Trevor Hodges 66-3-0 (carp); Darren Sanders 57-15-0 (carp); Derek Hartshorn 47-14-0 (carp). Sun., Open, Little Geary's Pool (16 fished). Andy Christie 107-5-0 (F1s); Stephen Bellion 87-14-0 (F1s); Peter Murray 57-4-0 (F1s); Paul Truman 56-15-0 (F1s).

Partridge Lakes Fishery, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Open, Covey Lakes 1-4 (42 fished). Charlie Law 100-8-0; Harry Campbell 79-5-0; Brian Shepherd 75-6-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sun 19th Mar., Oswestrians, Beech & Ash Pools. Nathan Spain (Oswestrians) 121-12-0; Kevin Melville (Oswestrians) 66-12-0; Danny Turner (Oswestrians) 65-5-0; Richard Davenport (Oswestrians) 63-15-0. Sun 19th Mar., Rod & Gun, Chestnut Pool. Paul Biggs (Rod & Gun) 85-1-0; John McCloud (Rod & Gun) 79-11-0; Connor Lamb (Rod & Gun) 75-3-0. Mon., Over 60's Open, Sycamore Pool. Bill Hill (Preston Innovations Boldings) 116-10-0; John Benjamin (Preston Innovations Boldings) 105-14-0; Steve Owen (Monkhall) 84-1-0; Pete Sawyer (Preston Innovations Boldings) 83-4-0; Clive Wright (Preston Innovations Boldings) 78-0-0. Wed., Open, Chestnut Pool. Bob Baker (Swan AC) 100-14-0; Steve Lovell (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 93-7-0; Brett Billingham (Preston Innovations Boldings) 71-6-0; Adam Jones (Maver) 71-1-0. Thurs., Over 50's Open, Sycamore Pool. Clive Wright (Preston Innovations Boldings) 101-3-0; Bill Hill (Preston Innovations Boldings) 80-4-0; Paul Edwards (Preston Innovations Boldings) 64-7-0; Mick Jamieson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 58-1-0.

Stoppo's Fishery Silvers Spring League Practice Match, Coton-in-the Elms, Derbys. Sat. John Harper 4-10-0 (one bream); (Joint 2nd) Matt Page 4-7-0 (small skimmers, roach and perch); Ian Saiger 4-7-0 (small skimmers, roach and perch); Clive Lloyd 4-3-0.

The Cunneries Fishery, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancs. Sat., Open, S Canal & Hawk Pool. Paul Coyle 64-15-0; Jack Howarth 58-13-0; Rob Trees 52-1-0.

The Oaks Lakes, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat., Open, Cedar Lake. Mark Calvert 70-15-0 (stamp F1s); Tim Peters 62-8-0; Liam Helliwell 62-7-0.

The Old Codgers, Lower Park Fisheries, Redditch, Worcs. Sat., Spring & Willow Lakes. Spring Lake: Ron Notley 76-9-0; Paul Rowberry 60-10-0; Dave Rowberry 49-5-0; Michael Farrell 39-2-0. Willow Lake: Tom Farrell 37-7-0; Paul Ellis 33-7-0; Jim Hill 31-15-0; John Eales 14-13-0. Silvers: Tom Farrell 5-6-0; Michael Farrell 13-12-0. Winning pair: Paul Rowberry & Jim Hill 92-9-0.

The Old Hough Coarse Fishery, Middlewich, Ches. Sat., Open, Upper & Lower Benbo, Goose & Boulders Pools. Liam Wallworth 79-14-0; Andy Dyson 79-3-0; Alan Sharman 78-1-0.

Todber Manor, Sturminster Newton, Dorset. Sat., Open, Hill View Lake (22 fished). Pemb Wrighting 227-0-0; Mark Wynne 214-14-0; Nick Chedzoy 180-12-0.

Weston Pools, Oswestry, Shrops. Sat., Open, Belvedere &Weir Pools. Belvedere Pool: Steve Parry 93-15-0; Matty Dawes 93-12-0; Richie O'Connor 72-6-0. Weir Pool: (Joint 1st) Jamie Roden 41-12-0; Paul Reynolds 41-12-0; Col Mercer 33-9-0.

Whitmore Fisheries, Greenhalgh, Preston, Lancs. Sat., Open, East Canal (19 fished). Paul Livesey 55-9-0 (barbel); Paul Casson 49-8-0 (barbel); Nathan Stretch 43-11-0.

Willow Lakes Fishery, Foston, Grantham, Lincs. Sat., Open, Ash & Hawthorn Lakes. Andy Birkin 77-14-0 (carp and skimmers); Pete Reilly 56-8-0; Steve Pretty 56-2-0; Mitch Riley 54-2-0; Terry Marshall 51-2-0; Dan Lacey 50-2-0; Neil Fisher 29-0-0.

Last Edited: 28 March 2023

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