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Angling match results for the week ending 5 February 2023

Angling match results brought to you by Steve Cope.

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Beverley Canal Open, Beverley Canal, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorks. Sun. James Clay 7-7-0 (chub and perch); Shaun Lesko 7-5-0; Graham Hartley 7-4-0; Geoff Dunham 5-2-0; Lloyd Holmes 4-8-0; Steve Williamson 4-6-0.

Dave's of Middlewich Individual League, Round 3, Trent & Mersey Canal, Red Shale Section, Elworth, Sandbach, Ches. Sun (70 fished). George Cooke (Team Les ‘O') 11-6-3 (caster-roach to 8oz); Derek Hicklin (Long Eaton Fed.) 8-12-0 (an 8lb carp and a few bits); Paul Beeston (Dave's of Middlewich) 8-4-2 (caster-roach to 8oz); Liam Killinger (Matrix LTB) 8-3-13 (caster-roach to 8oz); Steve Fogel (Drennan NW) 6-8-0; John Brockway (Long Eaton Fed.) 4-5-14. League: Kev Clarke (Wigan MG) 3; (Joint 2nd) Simon Preece (Drennan NW) 4; Steve Fogel (Drennan NW) 4; Ian Wilson (Cadence NW) 4. (six anglers presently tied on 5 points each).

Erewash Valley Winter League, Round 5, Erewash Canal, Cotmanhay & Ilkeston, Derbys. Sat 28th Jan. D. Crosby (Long Eaton Fed.) 18-5-8 (nine perch and a chub); J. Moroz (Mill Tackle) 8-12-8; Tony Walsh (3 Counties) 6-4-0; Darren Massey (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 4-8-8; Ben Sharratt (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 4-8-0; J. Garner (Team 1779) 3-9-8. Teams: Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech 19; 3 Counties 31; Team 1779 33; (Joint 4th) Drennan Leicester MVDE 36; Long Eaton Fed. 36; (Joint 6th) Loughborough Soar 38; Mill Tackle 38. League: 3 Counties 10; Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech 13; (Joint 3rd) Loughbrough Soar MG 20; Mill Tackle 20; Long Eaton Fed. 20; Team 1779 24; Drennan Leicester MVDE 28.

Goodyear AC, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Shawhall Lane Section, Coven, Staffs. Sun (17 fished). Fred ‘the Bread' Cheetham (Goodyear AC) 6-2-7 (quality punch-roach); Martin Spruce (Goodyear AC) 6-0-0 (roach and skimmers); Steve Cope (Goodyear AC) 3-12-6 (all small punch-roach); Kevin Perry (Goodyear AC) 3-11-1 (gudgeon); Michael Thomson (Goodyear AC) 3-3-4 (punch-roach and gudgeon); John Cunningham (Goodyear AC) 3-2-10 (a 1lb skimmer plus bits).

HanKat Superteam AS Open, 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. Sat. Sir David Sheaf (Canal Kings) 8-5-0; John Taylor (Sportsman AC) 7-15-5; Dick Tranter (WMP Maver/Spotted Fin) 7-15-0; Kev Clark (Storey's Halesowen RBL) 5-10-9; Owen Westwood (Sportsman AC) 4-15-3; Dean Webb (Sensas Black Country) 4-6-1.

HanKat Superteam AS Winter League, Final Round (6), Dudley No. 2 Canal, Woodside Low Numbers Section, Netherton, W. Mids. Sun. Dave Hughes (Sensas Black Country) 2-4-4; Andy Curless (Drennan NW) 2-3-12; Tony Bowen (Canal Kings) 2-1-1; Karl Haywood (Sportsman AA) 1-7-9. Final league: Steve Worton (HanKat Superteam AS) 23; Karl Haywood (Sportsman AA) 24 (on weight); Jamie Clarke (HanKat Superteam AS) 24; Steve ‘Minty' Jones (HanKat Superteam AS) 24; Pete Hatton (ZLT) 24; Kev Clark (Storey's Halesowen RBL) 32.

Izaak Walton (Stafford) AA Open, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, The Wheat Meadow Section, nr. Farmdown Road, Stafford, Staffs. Sat. Mick Hatchard (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 3-0-0 (three lobby-perch); ‘Big' Colin Talbot (Sparks MG) 2-8-0 (five perch); Paul Dobing (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 1-3-8 (perch); Dave Berrow (Sparks MG) 0-9-4 (perch); Keith Hulland (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 0-8-12 (perch); Mel ‘Killer' Wood (Four Ashes AC) 0-7-8 (one perch).

Liverpool DAA Open/ £1,000 Prize Final 2023 Qualifier, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Legion Length, Maghull, Merseyside, Sun. John Easton 7-2-0 (all roach); Paul Charnock 6-11-0; Ste Powley 6-1-0; Dave Edgerley 5-12-0. Qualifiers so far for the 24th September 2023 £1,000 Prize Final: Paul Charnock; John Easton, Steve Powley.

Luton AC, Grand Union Canal, Town North, Leighton Buzzard, Beds. Wed (15 fished). Richard Darbon 6-13-0 (skimmers and roach); Sean Leatherland 6-9-0 (a couple of decent skimmers, a good perch plus roach); Steve Lathwell 4-13-0; Chris Howard 4-8-0; Dennis Hunt 4-5-0; Terry Vickers 3-15-0.

Mirfield AC, Aire & Calder Canal, Flour Mill Section, Knottingley, Wakefield, W. Yorks. Wed. Eric Green 16-8-0; Tom Barlow 15-7-0; Steve Crossley 15-6-0; Josh Duffy 14-8-0 (317 roach).

Northants. Nene AC Juniors, Grand Union Canal, Dodford, Northants. Sun. Kai Warrington 150g; Ben Kiff 120g; Lottie Clarke 70g; Elliot Mylett 35g.

Northants. Nene/Towcester AC, Grand Union Canal, Stoke Bruerne Pounds, Towcester, Northants. Sun 29th Jan. David Rose 21-1-0 (mainly skimmers to 1lb 8oz); Brian Ayliff 12-14-0 (bream and skimmers); Les Goodridge 10-3-0; Simon Cordingley 7-9-0. Sections: Andy Kimpton 4-14-0; John Broughton 4-10-0; Kevin Nightingale 7-5-0. (Graham Martin caught a 1lb 8oz roach).

Old Bank Open, Battyeford Canal, Mirfield, Kirklees, W. Yorks. Sat (15 fished). Arran Wheelhouse (Tri-Cast Calder) 13-10-0 (roach and perch to 2lb 8oz); Alan Crook (Drennan NW) 10-14-0 (roach and perch); Martin Blagbrough (Tri-Cast Calder) 10-4-0; Peter Wilson (Tri-Cast Calder) 8-14-0; Gary Makin (Thornhill AC) 8-9-0; Andy Turner (Tri-Cast Calder) 6-4-0.

Sportsman AA Open, Walsall Canal (BCN), Metro Bridge Section, Wednesbury, W. Mids. Sat. Gary Atkins (Sportsman AC) 5-10-4; Mal Galliers (Sportsman AA) 4-7-10; Steve Broome (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 3-11-8; Chris Taylor (Sportsman AA) 3-10-0; Merv ‘the Swerve' Rogers (Sensas Black Country) 3-8-8.

Sportsman AC Open, Birmingham Main Line Canal (BCN), Netherton Tunnel End Section, Tividale, W. Mids. Sun. Dave Arnold (Sportsman AA) 7-11-0; Trevor Dangerfield (Sportsman AC) 5-14-0; Mark Whiles (Sportsman AC) 5-8-0; John Horton (Sportsman AC) 5-2-0; Baz Buckley (Sportsman AC) 5-1-0; Gary Atkins (Sportsman AC) 4-13-0.

Wigan AA, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Appleby Bridge, Wigan, Gtr. Manchester. Sat. Andy Day 11-9-4 (two unexpected chub plus skimmers and roach); Tony Richardson 8-14-0 (bream and skimmers); John Walker 8-1-0 (bream and skimmers).


Bridgnorth British Legion AC, Legion/Comrades Memorial Cup, River Severn, Bridgnorth AS Waters, The Golf Course Section, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sun. Pete Cartwright 36-6-0 (chub and barbel); Sam Lloyd 22-4-0; Brian Preece 15-4-0; John Gill 13-4-0.

Gillingham AA Pairs Match, River Stour, Highbridge to Catholics, Dorset. Sun (9 pairs); Richard Fripp 16-9-0 (seven chub); Dave Anders 9-15-0 (five chub); Richard Cake 9-1-0; Clive Pettifer 8-13-0; James Kiernan 7-2-0; Rob Manns 4-0-0. Pairs: Richard Fripp & Ken Murchie 4 (19-1-0); James Kiernan & Richard Cake 4 (16-3-0); Kev Harvey & Clive Pettifer 9.

Kidderminster & District AA Open, River Severn, Bewdley, Worcs. Wed. Shaun Vellander 14-9-0 (five chub); Leon Blundell 11-12-0; Phil Baker 9-10-0; Mark Blackburn 8-2-0; Geoff Brierley 6-0-0.

Milton Keynes Vets, River Gt. Ouse, Stony Main, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Bucks. Wed 25th Jan. Ernie Sattler 3-9-0; John Robison 0-1-0. (only two weighed in).

Northwich AA Mini League, Round 3, River Weaver, Newbridge, Boats/Willowbeds & Dredger Stretches, Northwich, Ches. Sat. Alex Clegg (Wigan MG) 11-5-0 (roach); Dave Edgerley (Wigan MG) 10-9-0; Ian Morrison (Matrix LTB) 10-0-0. Teams: Wigan MG 9; Matrix LTB 15; (Joint 3rd) Weaver Burglars 16; AGK 16; (Joint 5th) Saints 17; SSG 17.

The John Field Memorial Match, River Severn, KDAA Waters, Bewdley, Worcs. Sat. Andy Price 37-8-0 (chub and barbel); Peter Bate 25-8-0; Joe Holloway 23-0-0; Steve Rowen 21-6-0; Mark James 20-6-0.

Winsford DAA Wednesday Open, River Weaver, Marina Length, Winsford, Ches. Wed. M. Lenihan 6-0-0; J. Young 5-4-0; S. Walton 4-7-0.

Canal & River Trust Stillwaters

Blackfords Progressive Winter League, Round 5, Calf Heath Reservoir, nr. Gailey, Staffs. Sat. Bob Harris 26-3-0; Ian Davies 17-1-0; Mark Greening 13-7-0; Dave Ridgeway 12-0-0.


Flore & Brockhall AC Teams of Three League, Round 2, Canons Ashby Lakes, Daventry, Northants. Sun 29th Jan. Brian Johnson (The George) 7-5-0; Tony Ward (Dolphins) 5-15-0; Mike Holmes (Regulars) 3-11-0. League leaders: Regulars.

Long Eaton Fed., Brewery Ponds, Shardlow, Derbys. Wed. Pete Allwood (Long Eaton Fed.) 5-13-0 (roach); Chris Wright (Dynamite Derby Angling Federation) 4-15-0; A. Wright (Long Eaton Fed.) 4-13-0; Derek Hicklin (3 Counties) 4-10-0; Rob Wright (Long Eaton Fed.) 3-8-0; Steve Till 3-1-0.

Patshull Park Winter League, Round 1, Great Lake, Pattingham, Staffs. Sun (21 fished)., Deeps & Hotel Bank Sections. Mick Tonks (Patshull) 15-6-0 (three massive bream and one skimmer); Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 14-7-0 (nine skimmers); Jordan Hall (Middy/Adrenaline) 5-11-0.


Anglers Choice Middlesbrough Winter League, The Oaks Lakes, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat., Sycamore Lake. Phil Cooper 104-8-0; Shaun Glass 97-9-0; Jimmy Hegedus 72-13-0.

Blake Hall Fisheries Silvers Open, Cheadle, Staffs. Sat. L. Kearns 28-3-0 (roach); Mark Kearns 23-10-0; Neil Dimmick 21-15-0 (roach); David Pickering 18-12-0; C. O'Connor 16-15-0; Anthony Burt 15-0-0.

Blundell Fishery, Rixton, Ches. Sat., Open, Trio, Pine & East Lakes (28 fished). Dave Swain (Garbolino/Dynamite Baits) 105-5-0 (carp to 7lb); Allan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 60-13-0 (carp to 8lb); Alan Sharman 59-11-0.

Bradshaw Hall Fisheries, Bolton, Gtr. Manchester. Sat., Open, Lakes 8 & 9 & The Loop. John Jones 65-2-0; Stephen Kobak 58-11-0; Mick Lloyd 48-7-0.

Castle Ashby, Grendon, Northants. Sun 29th Jan., Open, Brickyard Lake. Andy Bazeley 10-12-0; Andy Atter 8-6-0; Jamie Minter 8-0-0.

Gold Valley Lakes, Aldershot, Hants. Sat., Open, Syndicate Lake. Charlie Dalton 93-12-0; Paul Holland 84-6-0; Ashley Blunt 74-4-0.

Hawkesbury Hall Farm, Bedworth, Warks. Sun., Open, Match Pool (14 fished). Robert Woodfield (Hawkesbury) 36-11-0 (carp to 5lb, perch, roach, chub to 8oz and bream to 3lb); Ricky Harris (Hawkesbury) 29-8-0 (carp to 5lb); John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 20-10-0 (carp to 8lb).

Lagoon AC, Furtho Manor Farm, Milton Keynes, Bucks. Sun 29th Jan. John Robison 1-6-0; (Joint 2nd) Nigel Steel 0-11-0; Austin Maddock 0-11-0.

Lane's Feeder Only League, Round 2, Barston Lakes, Solihull, W. Mids. Sun 29th Jan. Paul Fox 34-4-0; Neil Russell 30-6-0; (Joint 3rd) Danny Lamb 29-0-0; Andy Fulleylove 29-0-0.

Lingmere Fishery Open, Moreton, The Wirral. Sat. S. Boyd 59-12-0; J. Howson 58-14-0; A. Dewhurst 52-11-0.

Maver UK Winter League, Round 8, Packington Somers Fisheries, Meriden, W. Mids. Sun (53 fished)., Molands Mere, Big & Little Geary's & Siblings A & B Pools. Wayne Weatherstone 84-3-0 (carp); Jack Shirley 78-12-0; Nick Jukes 62-8-0; Luke Newton 62-3-0; Ryan Birgwin 60-9-0; Andy Christie 59-8-0. League: Jack Shirley 22; Phil Canning 23 (on weight); John Burchell 23; Dave Child 26; Lee Richards 31 (on weight); Paul Truman 31; Ron Savage 31.

Monkhall Fishery, Monkhopton, nr. Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sat 28th Jan., Open, Buzzard Pool. Johnny Rouse (Monkhall) 80-6-0; Paul Gregory (Swan Elite) 43-2-0; Stuart Tibbetts (Monkhall) 42-2-0. Wed., Open, Swallow Pool. Stuart Tibbetts (Monkhall) 73-8-0; Kev Hayes (Monkhall) 68-12-0; Cody Ruston (Matrix Phil's Tackle) 68-10-0.

Monkhall Fishery Teams of Three League, Round 2, Monkhopton, nr. Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sun 29th Jan., Hawk, Buzzard & Swallow Pools (33 fished). Robbie Griffiths (Preston Innovations) 110-12-0; Adam Rumble (Preston Innovations) 73-14-0; Tim Jones (Jammer's Hammers) 67-2-0. Teams: Preston Innovations/Sonubaits 8; Preston Innovations 10; Drennan NW 11. League: Preston Innovations/Sonubaits 17; Preston Innovations 19; Drennan NW 28; Winter Wonders 32; Jammer's Hammers 34; Cookie's Monsters 36.

Nisa Feeders Open, Makins Fishery, Bramcote, Nuneaton, Warks. Wed. Matt Gaetto (Long Eaton Victoria AS) 125-2-0 (carp from 4lb to 14lb); John Adamson (NISA Feeders) 53-9-0 (six carp and one 1lb 9oz bream); Martin Payne (Elephant & Castle AC) 17-1-0 (F1s and skimmers); Tony Rathmill (Manchester AC) 11-14-0.

Packington Somers Fisheries, Meriden, W. Mids. Wed., Solihull Angling Centre Open, Rover. Jon Newton 91-1-0 (F1s); Martin Wood 40-6-0; John Burchell 39-9-0. Sat., Open, Little Geary's Pool (14 fished). Ian Keywood 63-7-0 (carp and F1s); Alan Hill 45-8-0; Keith Winn 41-7-0.

Partridge Lakes Fishery, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Open, Covey Lakes 2, 3, 4 & 5 (44 fished). Danny Aldred 97-14-0; Sam Slockett 75-7-0; John Nugent 58-12-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Mon., Over 50's Open, Sycamore Pool. Terry Edwards (Preston Innovations Boldings) 81-8-0; Pete Sawyer (Preston Innovations Boldings) 66-2-0; Bob Clarke (Preston Innovations Boldings) 60-3-0; Clive Wright (Preston Innovations Boldings) 53-0-0. Thurs., Clive Wright Over 50's Open, Sycamore Pool. Bill Hill (Preston Innovations Boldings) 83-12-0; Steve Owen (Monkhall) 59-3-0; Gary Gollins (Swan Elite) 57-6-0; (Joint 4th) Steve Caliski (Preston Innovations Boldings) 41-8-0; Tony Price (Preston Innovations Boldings) 41-8-0. Sat., Oswestrians, Larch & Oak Pools. Paul Hemming (Monkhall) 97-11-0; Rich Emlyn (OAC) 94-6-0; Gary Gollins (Swan Elite) 87-12-0; Kelvin Emlyn (OAC) 75-2-0; Pete Davidson (OAC) 74-10-0. Sun., Gaz Willey Open, Larch & Sycamore Pools. Andy Bishop (Preston Innovations Boldings) 44-1-0; Chris Lane (Preston Innovations Boldings) 38-13-0; Barry ‘the Wizard' Jones (Goodyear AC) 35-1-0; Gaz Willey (Walsall) 30-10-0.

Outcasts AC, Wold Farm Fisheries, Wellingborough, Northants. Sun 29th Jan. Dave Haddon 25-11-0; Ken Andrews 22-9-0; Glen Kirkton 20-5-0.

Splinters AC, Barby Mill Pool, Rugby, Warks. Sun 29th Jan. Trev Griffiths 25-3-0; Kev Elliott 20-5-0; Tom Griffiths 18-10-0.

The Oaks Lakes, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat., Open, Cedar Lake. Anthony Stock 79-3-0 (chunky F1s); Ian Shuttleworth 68-13-0; Dean Smith 62-3-0.

The Oaks Lakes Silver Fish Open, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat., Alders, Firs, Oaks & Willows Lakes. Ryan Bennett 50-2-0 (ide and roach); Steve Spears 39-10-0; Brad Lucas 38-11-0.

Tri-Cast Old Hough Fishery, Middlewich, Ches. Sat., Open, Upper & Lower Benbo & Lucky Dip Pools. Dave Pimlott 53-2-0; (Joint 2nd) Martyn Steele 50-0-0; Connor Edwards 50-0-0; Adrian Austin 44-10-0; Andy Dyson 40-10-0; Andy Williams 40-2-0.

Viaduct Fishery, Somerton, Somerset. Sat., Open, Campbell Lake (21 fished). Tom Thick 51-2-0; Dave Romain 39-14-0; Dick Bull 34-6-0. Silvers: Tom Thick 51-2-0; Nigel Easton 30-2-0; Nigel Bartlett 26-2-0.

Weston Pools, Oswestry, Shrops. Sat., Open, Jack's & Weir Pools. Allan Hughes 78-10-0; Darren Kent 64-14-0; Richie O'Connor 50-7-0.

Whitmore Fisheries, Greenhalgh, Preston, Lancs. Sat., Open, East Canal (11 fished). Terry Palmer 52-14-0; Nick Jenkins 28-14-0; Danny Lynch 26-15-0.

Last Edited: 06 February 2023

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