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Angling match results for the week ending 6 August 2023

Angling match results brought to you by Steve Cope.


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Canal Kings Open, Birmingham Main Line Canal (BCN), Soho Loop, Clissold Street Section, Winson Green, B'ham. Sun. Mark Hardman (Sensas Black Country) 4-8-0; Andy Curless (Drennan NW) 4-0-0; Chris Rice (Sensas Black Country) 3-12-0; Ben Garbett (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 3-0-0; Gary Owen (Canal Kings/Storey's) 2-12-0.

Cashmore's MG Open, Cannock Extension Canal, Boatyard Section, Pelsall, Walsall, W. Mids. Tues. Chris Furnival (Sportsman AC) 5-6-4; Clive James (Blackfords) 2-5-0; Barry Broadhurst (HanKat Superteam AS) 1-14-6.

Crewe MG Open, Shropshire Union Canal, Goldstone Wharf & Palethorpes Sections, Soudley, Shrops. Sun (30 fished). Dave Dale (Sparks MG) 9-11-8 (skimmers, perch and roach); Chris Morris (Team Les ‘O') 7-8-9 (perch and skimmers); Gordon Griffiths (Oswestry) 6-14-0 (mixed bag); Paul Holding (Liverpool DAA) 6-10-0 (one 2lb 8oz bream plus bits); Dave Berrow (Sparks MG) 6-3-8 (mixed bag).

Goodyear AC, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Slade Heath Railway Section, Coven, Staffs. Sat. Thurs PM., 4 hour match. Mark Foster (Goodyear AC) 6-1-0 (one 2lb bream, skimmers, roach and perch on worm, maggot and pinkie); Tony Beech (Goodyear AC) 4-14-0 (all small mixed fish on pinkie over groundbait); Dave Smith (Goodyear AC) 3-11-0 (mixed bag on maggot and caster); Malcolm Bethell (Goodyear AC) 3-7-0 (small perch and roach on maggot and caster).

HanKat Superteam AS Open, Dudley No. 1 Canal, Blowers Green to High Bridge Section, Netherton, W. Mids. Sat. Paul Turner (Colmic UK) 8-14-10 (three tench, one bream plus hybrids); Dave Berrow (Sparks MG) 4-10-5; Simon Nickless (Sensas Black Country) 3-13-0; Dicky Weaver 3-12-8; Andy Swift (Browning Central) 3-2-9; Andy Curless (Drennan NW) 3-1-12.

Hodnet AC, Shropshire Union Canal, Goldstone, Shrops. Thurs Eve. Lauren Stevens 10-15-0 Barry Minns 5-15-8; Terry Nutt 5-15-0. Winner of the 12 match series: Colin Roberts. Sun., Shropshire Union Canal, Market Drayton Marina, Market Drayton, Shrops. Steve Booth 7-7-0; Josh Williams 6-3-8; Steve Askey 5-9-8.

Pencelli Opens, Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, Pencelli, Powys, Wales. Sun. Paul Waddington 4-5-0 (roach); Iain Swanson 1-8-0; Tony Hopkins 1-7-0.

Sportsman AC Opens, Birmingham Main Line Canal (BCN), Netherton Tunnel End, Tividale, W. Mids. Wed. Baz Buckley (Sportsman AC) 14-4-0; Gary Clarke (Barford AA) 4-15-0; Ian Giles (Red Lantern AC) 3-9-0; Pete Hatton (ZLT) 3-8-0; Chris Furnival (Sportsman AC) 3-6-0; Trevor Dangerfield (Sportsman AC) 3-3-0. Sun., Birmingham Main Line Canal (BCN), Netherton Tunnel End, Tividale, W. Mids. Alan Price (Sportsman AC) 6-7-0; Mal Galliers (Sportsman AA) 4-2-0; Trevor Dangerfield (Sportsman AC) 3-9-0; Baz Buckley (Sportsman AC) 3-8-0; John Horton (Sportsman AC) 2-9-0; Tony Walters (Sportsman AC) 1-5-0.

Stoke City DAA Open, Shropshire Union Canal, Saddle Bridge Section, Norbury Junction, Staffs. Sat (15 fished). John Hanna (Browning West Midlands) 11-13-0 (hybrids on caster and maggot); Kevin Perry (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 8-7-0 (a few perch and skimmers plus bits); Nigel Clayton (Sensas Black Country) 6-6-13 (hybrids and perch); Dave Brown (Preston Innovations/Sonubaits) 5-12-8 (perch and skimmers); Keith Hulland (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 5-5-0 (skimmers and roach); Dave Richards (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 5-4-8 (all roach).

Thornhill AC, Calder & Hebble Canal, Dewsbury, W. Yorks. Sat. Nigel Storr (Matrix Halifax) 4-5-8 (caster for roach and perch to 8oz); Ron Haigh (Thornhill AC) 1-14-0 (roach and perch); Brian Kellett (Thornhill AC) 1-8-0; Mick Stock (Elland) 1-5-0.

Tring Old Codgers, Grand Union Canal, Startops End, Tring, Herts. Thurs. Paul Hedges 6-9-8; Alan Smith 4-8-8; Pete Leech 4-3-0.

Wolverhampton AA Open, Shropshire Union Canal, Pendeford, W. Mids. Sun (16 fished). Dave Brown (Preston Innovations/Sonubaits) 11-9-0; Steve Dudley (Bag'em/Maver Midlands) 9-6-0; Kevin Perry (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 8-10-0; Chris Furnival (Sportsman AC) 7-13-0; Paul Turner (Colmic UK) 7-3-0; Dave Hughes (Sensas Black Country) 6-4-12.

Wolverhampton Over 60's Club Open, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, The Boat PH Section, Penkridge, Staffs. Wed (18 fished). Phil ‘Jonty' Johnson (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 16-12-4; Mick Westwood (Norton Canes) 14-6-14; Barry Williams (Fatty's Bait & Tackle) 7-1-10; Mick Hatchard (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 6-9-6; Joe Athersmith (Bridgtown Social C) 4-10-8; Johnny Benness (Goodyear AC) 4-6-8.


Angling Trust Riverfest 2023 Qualifier, River Thames, Clanfield, Oxon. Sat (53 fished). Rob Blackburn 14-14-0 (two big bream on flat-float plus a few small fish); Steve Townsend 8-14-0 (two good chub on light pole gear plus small silvers); Rich Reynolds 8-9-0; (Joint 4th) Paul Bick 8-7-0; Paul Passmore 8-7-0. Qualifiers: Zone A – Kelvin Tallett 7-8-0; Zone B – Rob Blackburn 14-14-0; Zone C – Paul Bick.

Barford AA Trophy Open, Warwickshire Avon, Barford, Warks. Sat. Ian Patrick (Barford AA) 14-10-0 (chub and one bream); Mal Watson (Sensas M5) 11-2-0 (five chub plus perch); Shane Edwards (Barford AA) 10-5-0 (chub plus small roach and dace). Sections: Section A – Pete Millard (Barford AA) 3-10-0; Section B – Darren Hannan 7-5-0; Section C – John Harwood 6-7-0.

Beacon AC, River Severn, Severn Park Stretch, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sun 30th July. K. Colley 8-6-0; S. Davies 8-3-0; K. Jones 3-2-0; A. Cook 2-9-0. (all weights silvers on float).

Bridgnorth AS PM Open, River Severn, Linley Bank Stretch, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sat PM (40 fished). Martin Challenger (Sensas Nomads) 51-13-0 (Seven barbel, a few chub and a couple of bream, mainly on meat); Bob McAulay (Droitwich) 49-6-0 (barbel and chub); Kevin Dicks (Bristol Angling Centre) 42-4-0 (four barbel, a few chub and roach on caster and meat plus a bonus 5lb chub on stick float); Phil Coles (KDAA) 37-12-0 (five barbel plus a few chub on pellet feeder, right over); Kevin Owen (Northwich AA) 33-12-0 (late barbel and chub). Sections: Section A – Jim Wilson 26-0-0; Section B – Dave George 30-10-0; Section C – Dan Shinton 19-2-0.

Cadence Prostate Screening Fund River Championship 2023 Qualifier, Warwickshire Avon (Barford AA Waters), Barford, Warks. Wed. Mark Quarterman (Attleborough) 12-0-0 (three barbel); Ian Patrick (Barford AA) 9-8-0 (one barbel); Shane Edwards (Attleborough) 8-2-0; Mal Watson (Barford AA) 7-3-0. Sections: Section A – Mark Blackburn (KDAA) 5-15-0; Section B – Lenny Kings (Attleborough) 5-15-0; Section C – Adrian Jakeman (Barford AA) 4-8-0; Section D – Alex Graham (Matchbox) 3-4-0; Section E – Trevor Chalk (Sensas M5) 4-8-0; Section F – Sean Reidy (Sensas M5) 3-5-0. Qualifiers: Mark Quarterman; Shane Edwards; Trevor Chalk.

Cradley Heath Labour AC, River Severn, BAA Waters, Apley Estate, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sun. Stewart Mulheron 5-14-0 (dace, roach and small chub on pellet feeder); Sean Waite 4-7-0; Brian Smith 3-5-0; Lawrie Mulheron 3-4-0; Steve Horton 2-11-0; Andy Sloan 2-10-0.

Droitwich Spa Members Only, Warwickshire Avon, Twyning, Glos. Thurs. Les Sanders 9-7.-4; Richard Ford 6-8-8; John Halfpenny 6-2-0; Keith Hunt 5-14-12; Martin Hunt 5-3-12; Mike Shellard 5-1-8.

Medway Wednesday Open, River Medway, Barming Up & Down, Maidstone, Kent. Wed (21 fished). Kevin Dyer 10-0-0 (mixed bag of small fish); Ben Bray 8-0-0 (perch, roach and gudgeon); Dave Lewis 7-2-2; Jeff Davis 4-13-0; Dave Finnis 4-4-0; Chris King 4-0-0.

Northwich AA Open, River Weaver, Oak Tree Length, Northwich, Ches. Sat (19 fished). Alan Turton 22-2-0; Mike Evans 14-13-0; Ian Belfield 14-9-0; Kev Clarke 13-4-0.

Rotherham UAF Open, River Don, Sprotbrough, Doncaster, S. Yorks. Sun. Steve Hurst (Rotherham) 7-11-0; Dean Grace (Pontefract) 7-10-0; Glynn Brown (Tackle Traders) 7-6-0; Arthur Benstead (Pontefract) 6-14-0; Paul Goulding (Daiwa Dons) 5-14-0.

Canal & River Trust Stillwaters

Blackfords Progressive Association Match, Calf Heath Reservoir, nr. Gailey, Staffs. Sat (25 fished). Jordan Hall (Middy/Adrenaline) 59-8-0 (bream and skimmers on Method feeder); Kevin Tipton (Fatty's Bait & Tackle/Sensas) 53-5-0 (skimmers, perch and roach on conventional feeder with maggot); Bob Harris (Blackfords) 43-0-0 (bream on Method feeder with pellet); Steve Davies (Blackfords) 39-14-0 (Bream on Method feeder with pellet); Dave Nicholls (Walsall) 35-4-0 (skimmers on conventional feeder with worm); Gary Johnson (Sensas) 33-5-0 (skimmers on conventional feeder with worm).


Spilsby AA Don's Wednesday Knock-up, Hobhole Drain, Boston, Lincs. Wed. Dave Ashmore 15-10-0; (Joint 2nd) Alan Slater 8-12-0; Don Green 8-12-0; Dennis Houghton 7-15-0; Dave Andrew 5-9-0.


Bridgtown Social AC, Rugeley, Road Pools (Hednesford AC Waters), Hednesford, Staffs. Sun. Tony Beech (Bridgtown Social AC) 35-4-0 (a few small roach plus mainly silvers); Dennis Jackson (Bridgtown Social AC) 28-0-0 (a few small roach plus mainly silvers); Joe Athersmith (Bridgtown Social AC) 24-12-0 (mainly bream to 2lb); Dave Smith (Bridgtown Social AC) 15-4-0 (silvers); Hughies Blair Snr. (Bridgtown Social AC) 13-12-0 (silvers); Roger Corbett (Bridgtown Social AC) 12-8-0 (silvers).

Long Eaton Fed., Brewery Ponds, Shardlow, Derbys. Wed. Alec Whitmore (Nathan's of Derby) 10-4-8 (tench); Steve Till (Long Eaton Fed.) 6-9-0; Pete Allwood (Long Eaton Fed.) 5-6-0; Rob Wright (Long Eaton Fed.) 4-14-0; Jim Marcer (Belper) 4-12-0.

Patshull Park Opens, Great Lake, Pattingham, Staffs. Wed., Shallows Section. Paul Bucknell (Little Dawley AC) 21-4-0; Kevin Williams (Wolverhampton) 15-0-0; Jordan Hall (Middy/Adrenaline) 12-9-0; Danny Chetwood (Telford) 10-15-0. Sun., Shallows & Golf Course Sections (16 fished). Gary Johnson (Sensas) 17-15-0 (skimmers on poled worm); Ricky Teale (Daiwa) 17-12-0 (skimmers on poled worm); Kevin Tipton (Fatty's Bait & Tackle/Sensas) 17-6-0 (skimmers on pole with maggot over groundbait, then feeder with maggot); Steve Preece (Walsall) 13-10-0 (bream and skimmers on the slider with maggot).


A.J. Jewson Tuesday Series, Bradshaw Hall Fisheries, Bolton, Gtr. Manchester. Tues., Lakes 8 & 9 (22 fished). Gary Barnes (Lowhills AC) 128-14-0 (pellet for carp to 8lb); Tom Barlow (Dynamite/Drennan Barnsley) 102-1-0 (carp to pellet); Ian Sutcliffe (Tri-Cast Calder) 96-5-0; Steve Mitchell (Brighouse AA) 85-12-0; John Mills (Bradford) 84-8-0; Steve Warriner (Ryburn AC) 82-2-0.

Barlborough Springs Fishery Open, Chesterfield, Derbys. Sat. Pete Mansell 149-12-0; Scott Rourke 145-6-0; Neil Lindley 117-4-0; Simon Jarvis 98-2-0.

Blundell Fishery, Rixton, Ches. Sat., Open, Pine, Trio, East, West & Ash Lakes. Shaun Woodward (Trafford Tackle & Bait) 246-10-0 (PERSONAL BEST) (carp to 15lb on pellet short and down the edge); Andy Pearson 130-14-0 (carp to 12lb on meat short in the deep water); Alan Sharman 121-14-0.

Bradshaw Hall Fisheries, Bolton, Gtr. Manchester. Sat., Open, Lake 8. Pete Humphries 131-10-0; Gideon Orr 119-3-0; Andy Brooke 108-1-0.

Brookside Fisheries, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Open, Snake Lake 1. Steve Conroy 92-13-0; Stuart Conroy 63-9-0; Nick Butterworth 58-0-0.

Hawkesbury Hall Farm, Bedworth, Warks. Sun., Open, Match Pool (13 fished). Dennis Lutwyche (Hawkesbury) 73-0-0 (Method feeder with wafters for carp to 8lb); Glyn Morson (Hawkesbury) 66-9-0 (carp to 8lb on secret baits); Ian Shirley (Hawkesbury) 59-14-0 (worm and caster for carp to 8lb).

High Heyes Farm Fishery Open, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancs. Sat. Danny Lynch 81-12-0; James Declouet 81-8-0; Alix Kirwan 69-8-0.

Izaak Walton Fishery Friday Evening Open, Chebsey, Stafford, Staffs. Fri Eve., Bottom & Middle Pools. G. Taylor 211-6-0; J. Roberts 190-8-0; N. Small 180-2-0; R. Dale 173-0-0; A. Adams 129-7-0; M. Jones 129-2-0.

Monkhall Fishery, Monkhopton, nr. Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sat 29th July., Open, Hawk & Lark Pools. Andy Kyte (Middle Severn Angling) 328-0-0; Dylan Taylor (Drennan NW) 195-6-0; Simon Harris (Little Dawley AC) 193-6-0. Sun 30th July., Open, Hawk Pool. Paul Gregory (Monkhall) 207-4-0; Simon Harris (Little Dawley AC) 191-12-0; Steve Heap (Monkhall) 191-4-0. Wed., Open, Swallow Pool. Matty Dawes (Preston Innovations) 242-2-0; Jack Williams (Spotted Fin) 205-14-0; Jason Rogers (Monkhall) 175-14-0. Sat., Open, Hawk Pool. Andy Kyte (Middle Severn Angling) 233-14-0; Andy Welding (Matrix Phil's Tackle) 219-4-0; Jim Bates (Monkhall) 201-8-0. Sun., Open, Lark & Kingfisher Pools. Simon Harris (Little Dawley AC) 227-4-0 (NEW POOL RECORD); Mike Jones (Matrix Phil's Tackle) 170-10-0; Ryan Perks (Goodyear AC) 144-14-0.

Nisa Feeders Open, Makins Fishery, Bramcote, Nuneaton, Warks. Wed. Daz Shaw (Langley Mill) 194-10-0 (carp, mainly on Method feeder then later on pellet waggler); John Adamson (Nisa Feeders) 183-6-0 (carp on Method feeder; most in the last two hours); Hughie Blair (Leicester) 116-4-0 (over 67lb of bream and skimmers on poled paste at 11 metres; then carp short on the same tactics); Tom Batterbee (Kegworth) 101-7-0; Ricky Arms (Hinckley 97-2-0; Shaun Greenfield (Manchester AC) 94-15-0; Dennis Beeching 88-12-0; Martin Hincks (Ajax AC) 80-14-0.

Packington Somers Fisheries, Meriden, W. Mids. Wed., Solihull Angling Centre Open, Big Geary's Pool (19 fished). James Daly 175-8-0 (carp); Nick Jukes 102-14-0 (carp); Jon Newton 102-12-0 (carp); Ian Keywood 92-12-0 (carp). Sat., Open, Big Geary's Pool (10 fished). Barry Byrd 179-14-0 (carp); Ron Taylor 132-0-0 (carp); Paul Fox 125-1-0 (carp); John Nicholls 119-0-0 (carp). Sun., Open, Molands Mere Pool (33 fished). Phil Canning 164-0-0 (carp and F1s); Lee Davis 150-5-0 (carp and F1s); Lee Richards 91-3-0 (carp and F1s); John Newton 66-4-0 (carp and F1s).

Partridge Lakes Fishery, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Open, Covey Lakes 1, 4 & 6 (37 fished). John Nugent 122-5-0; Brian Conroy 81-12-0; Charlie Gaskell 81-2-0; Mike Gabbitas 78-11-0; Ben Summerscales 77-15-0; Lee Lamb 73-13-0.

Populars AC, Firswood Fisheries, Skelmersdale, Lancs. Sat. Mark Whiteside 200-4-0; Mick Astbury 151-11-0; Graham Sutch 150-6-0; Steve Richardson 139-10-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Mon., Over 60's Open, Sycamore Pool. Eric Bancroft (Preston Innovations Boldings) 96-2-0; Bill Hill (Preston Innovations Boldings) 92-11-0; Steve Owen (Monkhall) 77-6-0; Dave Mortlock (Preston Innovations Boldings) 69-3-0. Wed., Open, Chestnut Pool. Rich Pedlar (Bibby's/Stone & District AC) 167-6-0; Jack O'Sullivan (Sonubaits) 148-4-0; Steve Lovell (Maver Midlands) 122-11-0; Steve Woodhall (Telford) 88-10-0. Thurs., Over 60's Open, Chestnut Pool. Ron Clarke (Preston Innovations Boldings) 160-12-0; Bill Hill (Preston Innovations Boldings) 112-4-0; Clive Wright (Preston Innovations Boldings) 110-6-0; Mick Jamieson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 91-11-0; Colin Reynolds (Preston Innovations Boldings) 87-5-0. Sun., Open, Sycamore Pool. Adam Jones (Maver Elite) 15-11-0; Dave Craggs (Maver Elite) 105-0-0; Gary Smith (Maver Elite) 93-0-0; Martin Griffiths (Fatty's Bait & Tackle) 92-12-0. Sun., Shrewsbury AC, Larch Pool. Mark Harris 85-13-0; Jamie Rhoden 76-13-0; Johnny Harris 70-5-0; Romeo Wang 68-11-0.

Quarry Pool Fishery, Aston Eyre, Shrops. Thurs., Open. Steve Owen (Fatty's Bait & Tackle) 123-11-0; Matty Dawes (Preston Innovations) 120-1-0; Mal Dawes (Matty Dawes Angling) 103-7-0; Fred Cook (Woodstone Warriors) 102-9-0. Sat., Blackheath Stampings AC. C. Newton 202-13-0; M. Jones 121-1-0; M. Cottam 100-1-0. Sun., Phoenix AC. G. Malpass 180-15-0; T. Davies 128-15-0; Mrs. B. Davies 96-4-0.

Spilsby AA Tuesday Evening Series, Match 13, Toad Hall Fishery, Candlesby, nr. Spilsby, Lincs. Tues Eve. Tony Hancock 47-10-0; Dennis Houghton 30-12-0; Dave Andrew 23-4-0; Derek Skinnner 22-12-0; Paul Dudley 18-5-0.

Stoppo's Fishery Silvers Open, Coton-in-the-Elms, Derbys. Wed. Tony Scott 13-4-0 (bream, skimmers, roach, rudd and three crucians on the whip with caster and maggot in 4ft. of water); John Harper 13-3-0; Paul Nixon 11-14-0.

The Cunneries Fishery, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancs. Sat., Open, S Canal. Daz Marshall 169-7-0; Joe Duckworth 156-7-0; Eric Thomas 155-14-0.

The Oaks Lakes, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat., Open, Cedar Lake. Steve Luck 154-8-0 (F1s); Steve Spears 145-6-0; Eddie Pearson 140-13-0.

The Old Codgers, Lower Broadheath Fishery (The Jam Factory), Lower Broadheath, Worcs. Sat., Ash Pool. Paul Ellis 142-8-0; Michael Farrell 123-5-0; Tom Farrell 118-8-0; Neil Edwards 108-11-0.

The Old Hough Coarse Fishery, Middlewich, Ches. Sat., Open, Boulders & Goose Pools. Mike Anderson 131-15-0; Connor Edwards 113-5-0; Dave Pimlott 111-11-0; Paul Tucker 94-7-0; Andy Kirk 89-8-0; Bob Booth 84-12-0.

Todber Manor, Sturminster Newton, Dorset. Sat., Open, Homeground Lake. Andy Power 750-8-0; Zac Brown 692-6-0; Ben Hagg 615-9-0; Dave Brittain 422-6-0. Master of the Manor 2023 Qualifier: Andy Power.

Viaduct Fishery, Somerton, Somerset. Sat., Open, Campbell Lake (18 fished). Liam Collins 191-6-0; Phil Hardwick 170-9-0; Howard Webb 168-7-0. Silvers: Pete Ziemniak 61-3-0; Stu White 54-8-0; Adrian Dew 43-4-0.

Weston Pools, Oswestry, Shrops. Sat., Open, Stretton Pool. Dan Yale 95-8-0; Craig Dawes 91-13-0; Graham Tait 84-3-0. Sat Eve., Evening Open, Belvedere Pool. Richie O'Connor 127-0-0; Alan Green 124-1-0; Graham Tait 77-5-0.

Whitmore Fisheries, Greenhalgh, Preston, Lancs. Sat., Open, East Canal (20 fished). Jack Howarth 111-0-0; Nick Jenkins 106-6-0; Gary Whalley 89-13-0.

Last Edited: 07 August 2023

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