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Angling match results for week ending 14 April 2024

Angling match results brought to you by Steve Cope.


Bateman Vine AC, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal (Wolverhampton AA Water), Gailey Lea Lane Section, Otherton, Penkridge, Staffs. Sun. Billy ‘the worm’ Oakley 9-12-0 (two bream); P. Doyle 4-8-0 (one bream); M. Ashmore 4-1-0 (one chub); D. Whiley 1-15-0 (one perch).

Bridgtown Social AC, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal (Goodyear AC Water), Slade Heath Basin & Boats Sections, Coven, Staffs. Sun. Tony Beech (Bridgtown Social AC) 2-13-3; Mark Foster (Bridgtown Social AC) 2-5-2; Colin Tillet (Bridgtown Social AC) 1-13-7; Hughie Blair Snr. (Bridgtown Social AC) 1-4-0; Roy Grosvenor (Bridgtown Social AC) 1-3-8; Roger Corbett (Bridgtown Social AC) 0-9-12. (all small mixed silvers nets).

Canal Open, Shropshire Union Canal, Waverton, Ches. Sun. Keith Cummings 3-14-10; Simon Loyley 3-8-4; Mark Crawford 2-15-12.

Canal & River Trust Canal Pairs Championship 2024 Qualifier, Shropshire Union Canal, Soudley, Shrops. Sat (96 anglers [48 pairs]). Dave Trafford 11-12-0; Steve Watson 11-10-8; Richard Guest 9-11-2; Pete Moore 8-9-0; Fred Lakin 7-4-4; Mark Roberson 7-0-0. Qualifiers: Jason Evans & Mark Roberson 7; Ben Garbett & Steve Broome 20; David Lloyd & Richard Guest 22; Stuart Cutler & Paul Waddington 22; Asa Cooper & Simon Walton 22; Adrian Paddock & Steve Watson 24; Lewis Kenyon & Paul Dobing 26; Steve Brookes & Dave Mawby 27; Simon Nickless & Steve Dudley 30; Craig Naylor & Dale Lynch 33; Dave Coulburn & Fred Lakin 34; Ian Fewtrell & Craig Dickinson 34; Glyn Bagley & Phil Cox 34; David Trafford & Stuart Bird 35; James Dennison & Peter Moore 35; Tony Cassidy & John Weedon 35; Neil Latham & Anthony Swindells 36; Dave Clawley & David Rose 37; Steve Fogel & Chris Harvey 39; Lauren Stevens & Phil Spry 39.

Colmic-Prostate Screening Fund Championship 2024 Qualifier, Staffordshire & Worcestshire Canal (Wolverhampton AA Water), Wombourne, S. Staffs (44 fished). Lee Woodhouse (HanKat Superteam AS) 19-7-3 (bream and skimmers); Owen Westwood (Wolverhampton AA) 8-2-6; Rob Lloyd (Fatty’s Baits & Tackle) 6-9-6; Johnny Benness (Goodyear AC) 5-10-4; John Garbett (Team Eclipse) 5-8-0; Tony Walsh (Drennan Leics. MVDE) 5-1-0. Qualifiers: Tony (Drennan Leics. MVDE); John Garbett (Team Eclipse); Lee Woodhouse (HanKat Superteam AS); Merv ‘the Swerve’ Rogers (Sensas Black Country); Brian Preece (Bridgnorth AS); Neil Turner (Bag’em/Maver Midlands); Johnny Benness (Goodyear AC); Darren Bolton (Sensas Black Country); Rob Lloyd (Fatty’s Baits & Tackle); Owen Westwood (Wolverhampton AA).

Erewash Spring League, Round 5, Erewash Canal, Cotmanhay, Derbys. Sat. Andy Astle (Loughborough Soar MG) 9-4-0 (two tench plus perch on poled worm); Ben Sharratt (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 7-0-8; (Joint 3rd) Derek Jackson (3 Counties) 6-11-8; John Johnson (Notts. AA) 6-8-0; Nathan Noon (Stanton) 4-4-8; John Brockway (Maver Central MVDE) 3-13-0. League: John Johnson (Notts. AA) 28-4-0; Ben Sharratt (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 24-6-0; Steve Posiak (Long Eaton Fed.) 23-0-0; Derek Jackson (3 Counties) 22-3-8.

HanKat Superteam AS Open, Stourbridge Canal, Old Strike Water/Moor Street Fryer Section, Brierley Hill, W. Mids. Sat (17 fished). Wayne Sharpe (Sensas Black Country) 10-10-2 (two roach-rudd hybrids for 3lb plus roach); Tony Bowen (HanKat Superteam AS) 10-3-11 (roach plus one skimmer); Lee Woodhouse (HanKat Superteam AS) 7-9-5 (mixed bag inc. one tench); Steve Worton (HanKat Superteam AS) 7-6-0 (two tench); Andy Curless (Drennan NW) 4-12-4; Dean Webb (Sensas Black Country) 3-7-0.

Kennet & Avon Spring League, Round 1, Kennet & Avon Canal, (Melksham & Airsprungs Waters), Semington to Consortium, nr. Bradford-on-Avon, Wilts. Sun 7th Apr (68 fished). Dave Johnson (Garbolino Blackmore Vale Marine) 22-15-0 (approx. 80 roach on the whip, then pole at 8 and 10 metres with dead maggot and red worm over groundbait for skimmers); Liam Bradell (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 20-6-0 (skimmers on the pole on three lines with dead maggot over fishmeal groundbait); Dave Carey (Apollo Angling) 19-2-0; James Pitman (RIVE Homestores) 18-7-0; Paul Yarrow (Apollo Angling) 12-12-0; Dominic Allen (Bordon Angling 2) 11-1-0. Teams: Preston Innovations Thatchers 48; RIVE Homestores 46; Daiwa Dorking 45; Garbolino Blackmore Vale Gold 43; Apollo Angling 42; Drennan Bordon 1 40.

Port Sunlight AC, Shropshire Union Canal, Pretty Bridge Section, Chester. Ches. Sun 7th Apr. James Prinold 1K 610g (stamp-roach on poled pinkie); Phil McKeown 1K 260g; Phil Loughran 0K 780g.

Sportsman AA Open, Walsall Canal (BCN), Moors Mill Lane Section, Tipton, W. Mids. Sat. Dave Arnold (Sportsman AA) 3-0-6; Dennis Sumner (Fatty’s Baits & Tackle) 2-12-11; Tony Garrett (Sportsman AA) 2-0-8; Chris Taylor (Sportsman AA) 1-6-0.

Storey’s Halesowen RBL, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Hinksford & Swindon, Dudley, W. Mids. Sun. Lawrie Mulheron 3-1-0 (skimmers and perch on poled maggot); Kevin Clark 1-11-0; Brian Smith 1-7-8; Sean Waite 1-6-0.

Towcester AC, Grand Union Canal, Cosgrove, Northants. Sun 7th Apr. Peter Fish 12-0-0; Dave Gibbins 4-12-0; Brian Ayliffe 2-12-0.

Wigan DAA Members Flyers, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Parbold, W. Lancs. Wed (25 fished). Richard Yates (Matrix LTB) 5-4-0; Steve Wilson (Sensas NW) 5-0-4; John Edwards (Leigh) 4-13-8; Steve Mayo (Wigan) 4-10-0. Sat., Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Ring O’ Bells PH Section, Lathom, nr. Ormskirk, Lancs. Sat (21 fished). Joe Farrell (Bait-Tech) 14-14-0; Alan Crook (Drennan NW) 13-12-0; Ant Lloyd (Liverpool AS) 12-6-8; George McHugh (Drennan NW) 11-14-0.

Wolverhampton AA Open, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal Acton Trussell, nr. Penkridge, Staffs. Wed (9 fished). Johnny Benness (Goodyear AC) 5-1-0; Steve Broome (Maver Midlands) 2-14-13; Steve Dudley (Bag’em/Maver Midlands) 2-6-8; Barry Williams (Fatty’s Baits & Tackle) 2-6-0; Kev Jones 2-3-0; Lee Richards (Wolverhampton AA) 2-2-10.

Wolverhampton Over 60’s Club Open, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Stafford Boat Club Section, Stafford, Staffs. Wed (11 fished). Colin Tillett (CT Paper Cannock) 1-11-13 (a 1lb 8oz perch plus a few roach on poled worm); Mick Westwood (Norton Canes) 1-8-5 (a few roach plus a 10oz perch); Alan Round (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 1-4-5 (50 mainly little roach on poled bread punch); Dave Holbrook (Team Eclipse) 0-15-0 (a few roach); Joe Athersmith (Bridgtown Social AC) 0-8-11; Bob Boothby (Bridgnorth Social AC) 0-5-12.

Canal & River Trust Stillwaters

Blackfords Progressive Association Match, Calf Heath Reservoir, nr. Gailey, Staffs. Sat. Mark Griffin (Stoke-on-Trent) 66-13-0; Nev Bailey Snr. (Blackfords) 39-9-0; Pete Jones (Angling Direct) 37-11-0; John Burns (Blackfords) 35-5-0. (all bream to feeder weights).

Blythe Waters Open, Solihull, W. Mids. Wed (12 fished). Phill Hunt 33-5-0; Martin Woolley 32-12-0; Mark Daley 13-4-0.

Embryo Kiveton Waters, Sheffield, S. Yorks. Wed., Open, Rose’s Lake. Raymond Harris 63-7-0; Mark Bexton 31-6-0; Geoff Mawby 29-2-0. Thurs., Afternoon Open, Rose’s Lake. Martin Watson 125-12-0; Roy Butterfield 82-6-0; Nicholas Brocklebank 67-9-0. Sat., Open, Eve’s Lake. Will Shepard 53-2-0; Sean Sheldon 52-3-0; Callum Fox 51-4-0.

Embryo Kiveton Waters Spring League, Final Round, Sheffield, S. Yorks. Sun 7th Apr., Eve’s and Rose’s Lakes. Eve’s Lake: Nigel Shipman 132-1-0; Mark Bexton 126-6-0; Brett Chapman 112-5-0. Rose’s Lake: Carl Brown 92-15-0; Ryan Wilson 86-2-0; Glyn Ball 82-11-0. League winner: Ryan Wilson.

Embryo Kiveton Waters Tuesday Bomb & Feeder Open, Sheffield, S. Yorks. Tues., Eve’s Lake. Paul Walker 66-10-0; Antony Sherwood 63-5-0; Andrew Havenhand 54-0-0.

Wave Catering Open, Earlswood Lakes, Solihull, W. Mids. Sat., Windmill ‘Yachter’ Lake (16 fished). Mark Bissett (Earlswood) 29-0-0; Dave Wallace (Gloucester) 18-12-0; Dave Amos (Gloucester) 14-2-0; Baz Cheese (Earlswood) 11-12-0. (all bream to feeder weights).


Castle AC Pairs, Canons, Northants. Sun 7th Apr. Dave White & Dick Cullen 16-4-0; Ron Snaith & Andy Franklin 13-5-0; Pete Upton & Brian Clarke 11-5-0.

Hodnet AC, Ryley’s Pools, Goldstone, Shrops. Sun. Josh Williams 21-8-0; Kevan Podmore 11-6-0; Colin Roberts 5-5-0; Bob Parrish 4-6-8; Brian Pugh 4-5-8; Steve Neale 4-5-0.

Inniscarra Lake Open, County Cork, Ireland. Sat. J.P. Molloy 14K 800g; Trev Platt 13K 690g; Richard Pratt 12K 770g; Paul Leese 12K 140g; Dale Malpas 11K 970g; Steve Thorpe 10K 830g.

Long Eaton Fed., Brewery Ponds, Shardlow, Derbys. Wed. Ivan Carrier (Long Eaton Fed.) 3-8-0 (a carp on poled maggot); Rob Wright (Long Eaton Fed.) 1-13-8; Alan Wright (Long Eaton Fed.) 1-8-0; Chris Wright (Dynamite Derby Angling Federation) 0-13-8; (Joint 5th) Bill Varney (Long Eaton Fed.) 0-12-0; Pete Allwood (Long Eaton Fed.) 0-12-0. Pairs winners: Ivan Carrier & Alec Whitmore 3-8-0.

Patshull Park Fishery Open, The Great Lake, Pattingham, Staffs. Sun., Shallows Section (20 fished). Geoff Brierley (KDAA) 62-13-0; Rob Brennan (Garbolino) 48-5-0; Rich Lawson (Vespe) 28-3-0; Paul Bucknell (Little Dawley AC) 27-3-0. (all bream to feeder weights).


Angling Trust Fish ‘O’ Mania 2024 Qualifier, Drennan Lindholme Lakes, Doncaster, S. Yorks. Sat (120 fished). Adam Playford 227-15-0; Charlie Law 207-2-0; Brad Lucas 180-6-0; Mathew Higgins 176-0-0; Lee Marshall 163-3-0; Ben Hardcastle 152-13-0. Qualifier: Adam Playford.

Bateman Vine AC, Kingsnordley Fisheries, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sun 7th Apr., Willow Pool. S. Checkitts 18-6-0; R. Ashmore 16-7-0; N. Gater 15-2-0; M. Ashmore 13-6-0.

Blundell Fishery, Rixton, Ches. Sat., Open, Trio, Pine, East, West & Ash Lakes. Karl Webster (Matrix LTB) 226-13-0 (F1s to 7lb on poled maggot shallow); Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sports) 179-12-0 (carp to 8lb on poled maggot shallow); Darren Picton (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 99-5-0.

Bradshaw Hall Fisheries, Bolton, Gtr. Manchester. Sat., Open, Lake 8. Martin Leach 106-13-0; Sam Baker 100-5-0; Gareth Gibbons 88-7-0.

Brookside Fisheries, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Open, Snake Lakes 1 & 2 (13 fished). Nick Butterworth 75-14-0; Stuart Conroy 62-14-0; Jonathan Burns 56-8-0.

Castle Ashby Opens, Grendon, Northants. Sat 6th Apr., Grendon Lake. Frank Pizzimenti 42-10-0; Mark Haycock 33-9-0; Tony Granfield 32-4-0. Sun 7th Apr., Grendon Lake. Richard Dunkley 41-7-0; Courtney Hawlett 34-0-0; Mike Wadham 23-13-0.

Cotton Outcasts AC, Decoy Lakes, Whittlesey, Cambs. Sun 7th Apr., Horseshoe Lake. Steve Johnson 99-4-0; Alan Barnes 89-13-0; Lee Bruce 54-15-0.

Glebe AC, Green Farm Fishery, Weedon Lois, Northants. Sun 7th Apr. Paul Jackson 21-7-0; Paul Scrivener 20-15-0; Kenny Andrews 19-14-0.

Hawkesbury Hall Farm, Bedworth, Warks. Sun., Open, Match Pool (12 fished). Richard Wells (Leicester) 98-6-0 (carp to 10lb on poled corn); Ian Shirley (Hawkesbury) 80-2-0 (bream to 4lb, carp to 6lb plus a few roach to 6oz on poled pellet); John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 67-14-0 (carp to 10lb on poled pellet and corn).

High Heyes Farm Fishery (The Catteries) Open, Chorley, Lancs. Sat (8 fished). Danny Lynch 78-12-0; Alix Kirwan 75-8-0; Martin Liptrot 67-8-0.

Lingmere Fishery Open, Moreton, The Wirral, Merseyside. Sat. J. Howson 159-12-0; A. Dewhurst 144-2-0; S. Boyd 114-8-0.

MAP Marston Fields Fishery, Sutton Coldfield, W. Mids. Sat., Open, Elm, Oak & Willow Pools (11 fished). Simon Richardson 112-12-0; Ryan Burgin 100-13-0; Andrew Jackson 85-7-0.

Maver Mega Match This 2024 Qualifier, Partridge Lakes Fishery, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Coveys & Willows Lakes (82 fished). Adrian Twist 129-11-0; Anthony Sheridan 125-6-0; Harry Leech 119-10-0; Jake Nightingale 110-11-0; Ash Davies 109-3-0. Qualifier: Adrian Twist.

Meadowlands Fishery Spring League, Round 3, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Warks. Sun 7th Apr., Lambsdown Lake & Warren Pool. Lee Taylor 230-10-0 (carp on the pole, down the edge); Warren Jennings 198-0-0 (carp on the bomb, then pole down the edge); Mark Hawthorne 180-9-0; Ryan James MacDonald 167-12-0. League: John Nicholls 7; (Joint 2nd) Warren Jennings 10; Paul Fox 10.

Nisa Feeders Open, Makins Fishery, Bramcote, Nuneaton, Warks. Wed., Phase One – Lake Two. Andy Findlay (Preston Innovations/Sonubaits) 126-15-0 (big carp on the Method feeder); Kevin Sims (Leicester) 84-4-0 (decent carp on the 16 metre pole with hard pellets); John Adamson (Nisa Feeders) 67-0-0 (carp and bream on the Method feeder towards the island); (Joint 4th) Martyn Carpenter 64-14-0; John Lack (Northampton) 64-14-0; Gaz Kitch (Wykin Fishing Club) 62-12-0.

Packington Somers Fisheries, Meriden, W. Mids. Wed., Solihull Angling Centre Open, Big Geary’s Pool (17 fished). Dave Roberts 81-12-0 (carp on poled pellet); Nick Jukes 74-4-0 (carp and skimmers on poled corn); Paul Truman 70-12-0 (carp on poled pellet); John Burchell 54-13-0 (carp on bomb and pellet). Sat., Open, Big Geary’s Pool. Dave Childs 145-8-0 (carp and skimmers on the bomb/pole; both with pellet); Ian Keywood 102-4-0 (carp on bomb and pellet); Paul Truman 73-0-0 (carp on poled pellet); Paul Terry 63-2-0 (carp on the Method feeder). Sun., Open, Molands Mere Pool (30 fished). Andy Findlay 167-3-0 (carp and F1s on Method feeder); Barry Byrd 135-5-0 (carp and F1s on Method feeder); Jon Newton 127-9-0 (carp and F1s on pellet waggler); Mark Russell 96-9-0 (carp and F1s on the pole with worm and maggots).

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Mon., Over 60’s Open, Sycamore Pool. Bill Hill (Preston Innovations Boldings) 132-8-0; Steve Owen (Monkhall) 115-7-0; Mick Jamieson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 104-7-0; Terry Edwards (Pool Hayes) 97-13-0. Wed., Open, Willows Pool. Adam Jones (Maver Elite) 101-13-0; Gareth Unwin (Big C) 71-8-0; Les Willey (Walsall) 65-10-0; Steve Woodhall (Preston Innovations Boldings) 63-1-0. Thurs., Over 60’s Open, Sycamore Pool. Clive Wynn (Weston Pools) 111-1-0; Clive Wright (Preston Innovations Boldings) 107-8-0; Bill Hill (Preston Innovations Boldings) 90-2-0. Sat., Oswestrians AC, Chestnut Pool. Gary Gollins 102-5-0; Richie Woodhall 81-5-0; Gary Hick 78-4-0; Terry Edwards 63-2-0; Steve Woodhall 60-3-0; Paul Hemming 56-3-0. Sun., Open, Willows & Larch Pools. Gaz Willey (Walsall) 220-3-0; Simon Christian (Preston Innovations Boldings) 186-6-0; Mark Rathbone (St. Francis) 135-7-0; Steve Woodhall (Preston Innovations Boldings) 120-4-0. Sun., Shrewsbury AC, Chestnut Pool. Nathan Spain 162-0-0; Jamie Rhoden 82-10-0; Johnny Harris 75-14-0; Lloyd Smith 61-12-0; Mark Harris 61-5-0.

South Liverpool AC, Firswood Fisheries, Skelmersdale, Lancs. Sat. J. Neilson 142-7-0; E. McKenna 140-8-0; V. Roberts 133-4-0.

Spilsby AA, Toad Hall Fishery, Candlesby, Spilsby, Lincs. Wed. Neil Williams 35-8-0; Derek Skinner 29-9-0; Richard Chadburn 22-2-0.

Splinters AC, Peatling Pools, Peatling Parva, Lutterworth, Leics. Wed 3rd Apr., Plough & Harrow Pools. Eddie Kelly 113-0-0; Kev Elliott 84-7-0; Tom Griffiths 66-2-0. Sun 7th Apr. Dave Griffiths 171-11-0; Pat Neale 131-2-0; Trev Griffiths 103-6-0.

Stoppo’s Fishery Silvers Opens, Coton-in-the-Elms, Derbys. Sun 7th Apr. Clive Lloyd 20-12-0 (crucians and skimmers on casters); Neil Skinner 20-4-0 (crucians, skimmers and roach); Paul Dennis 16-7-0 (mixed bag); John Harper 13-7-0. Wed. Clive Lloyd 18-5-0 (skimmers and roach at 11 metres); Ian Saiger 17-12-0 (skimmers and roach on casters); John Harper 15-4-0 (skimmers and roach); Pete Madeley 10-12-0.

Stoppo’s Fishery Spring League, Round 3, Coton-in-the-Elms, Derbys. Sat (24 fished). Clive Lloyd 19-5-0; Jason Cunningham (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 13-7-0; Wayne Northall 11-4-0; Steve Tivey 9-2-0 (no league placings supplied).

The Cunneries Fishery, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancs. Sat., Open, Kestrel Lake. Martin Jennings 76-15-0; Patrick Dolan 73-0-0; Geoff Farnworth 62-3-0.

The Oaks Lakes Spring Series, Round 2, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat., Cedar Lake. Chris Hall 111-5-0; Eddie Pearson 97-0-0; Steve Luck 96-3-0. (no league placings supplied).

The Old Hough Coarse Fishery Golden Pot 2024 Qualifier, Middlewich, Ches. Sat., Lucky Dip, Prospect, Lower Benbo & Boulders Pools. Mark Halliwell 112-5-0; Adam Martin 96-3-0; Keith Owen 87-11-0; Eric Thomas 78-4-0; Connor Edwards 77-14-0; Jez Goldthorpe 74-1-0. Qualifiers: Mark Halliwell; Adam Martin.

Viaduct Fishery, Somerton, Somerset. Sat., Open, Campbell Lake (21 fished). Martin Preston 212-14-0; Mark Wynne 148-14-0; Steve Denmead 123-1-0; Nigel Easton 118-9-0. Silvers: Stu White 81-2-0; Gabe Skarba 72-2-0; Nigel Easton 67-7-0; Paul Greenwood 48-14-0.

Wayne’s Fishing Tuesday Nighter, Meadowlands Fishery, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Warks. Tues Eve., Warren Pool. Jon Arthur 94-0-0; Wayne Sharman 75-8-0; Dave Roberts 75-6-0; Gary Cook 72-14-0.

Weston Pools, Oswestry, Shrops. Sat., Open, Stretton Pool. Allan Hughes 155-0-0; Richie O’Connor 132-14-0; Giles Cochrane 123-4-0; Steve Halliwell 107-4-0. Sat., Open, Canal Pool. Andy Amos 134-5-0; Lee Griffiths 125-6-0; Kevin Roderick 108-1-0; Alan Green 103-2-0. Sat., Open, Belvedere Pool. Shaun Yale 104-5-0; Damon Massey 85-15-0; Paul Reynolds 84-9-0.

Whitmore Fisheries, Greenhalgh, Preston, Lancs. Sat., Open, East Canal (16 fished). Nik Jenks 80-7-0; Stu Kennedy 70-6-0; Mark Smith 62-4-0.

Last Edited: 15 April 2024

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