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Angling match results for week ending 28 April 2024

Angling match results brought to you by Steve Cope.


Beverley Canal Knock-Up, Beverley Canal, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire. Sun 21st Apr. Peter Minns 44-11-0; Geoff Dunham 35-11-0; Shaun Lesco 29-7-0.

Bridgtown Social AC, Shropshire Union Canal (Wolverhampton AA Water), Pendeford, W. Mids. Sun. Bob Boothby (Bridgtown Social AC) 4-1-4 (mixed silvers); Tony Beech (Bridgtown Social AC) 2-10-2 (small silvers); Mark Foster (Bridgtown Social AC) 1-11-8 (small silvers); Hughie Blair Snr. (Bridgtown Social AC) 1-6-3 (small silvers); (Joint 5th) John Blunn (Bridgtown Social AC) 1-0-0; Dave Rayson (Bridgtown Social AC) 1-0-0.

Canal & River Trust Canal Pairs Championship 2024 Qualifier, Moira Canal, Swadlincote, Derbys. Sat (38 fished [19 pairs]). Individuals-Section A: Dave Gough (Netbusters) 4-13-0; Barry Broadhurst (HanKat Superteam AS) 4-9-0; Dave Hughes (Bag’em/Maver Midlands) 4-6-0. Individuals-Section B: Paul Middleton (Netbusters) 2-13-0; Dave Lewis (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 2-7-0; Mark Cook 2-6-0. Qualifying pairs: Dave Gough (Netbusters) & Paul Middleton (Netbusters) 2; Dave Hughes (Bag’em/Maver Midlands) & Daz Lewis (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 5; Barry Broadhurst (HanKat Superteam AS) & Karl Haywood (Sportsman AA) 6; Mark Parker (4 Counties) & Carl Lynch (4 Counties) 13; Vinne Logan (Raygill Tackle) & Andy Wilton (Raygill Tackle) 14 (5-2-0); Kevin Gee & Richard Weetman 14 (3-3-0); Ronnie Hodgson (Raygill Tackle) & Dave Simmonds (Raygill Tackle) 15; Neil Adams (4 Counties) & Steve Wilkinson (4 Counties) 17.

Canal Kings Open, Birmingham Main Line Canal (BCN), Soho Loop, Clissold Street Section, Winson Green, B’ham. Sun (17 fished). Kevin Clark (Storey’s Halesowen RBL) 12-0-4; Mag Kennedy (B’ham) 5-6-2; Mark Hardman (Sensas Black Country) 2-2-2; Mick Conlon (Smithy’s) 1-9-2; Sir David Sheaf (Canal Kings) 1-6-8.

Colmic-Prostate Screening Fund Canal Championship 2024 Qualifier, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal (Wolverhampton AA Waters), Penkridge, Staffs. Wed (17 fished). Hughie Blair Snr. (Bridgtown Social AC) 21-6-0; Arthur Shaw (Wolverhampton AA/Rough Hay AC) 12-1-12; Gary Owen (Canal Kings/Storey’s) 9-14-0; Chris Godding (Rugby) 9-5-0; Brian Preece (Bridgnorth AS) 9-2-0; John Taylor (HanKat Superteam AS) 6-6-3. Qualifiers: Gary Owen (Canal Kings/Storey’s); Arthur Shaw (Wolverhampton AA/Rough Hay AC); Hughie Blair Snr. (Bridgtown Social AC); Chris Godding (Rugby).

Colmic-Prostate Screening Fund Canal Championship 2024 Qualifier, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal (Wolverhampton AA Water), Calf Heath, nr. Gailey, Staffs. Sun (23 fished). ‘Bib’ Colin Talbot 5-12-4; Paul Norledge (Likely Lads) 4-13-0; Karl Haywood (Sportsman AA) 3-14-0; Steve Brookes (Wellingborough AC) 3-11-5; Steve Broome (Maver Midlands) 3-11-4; Steve Dudley (Bag’em/Maver Midlands) 3-11-0. Qualifiers: ‘Big’ Colin Talbot; Paul Norledge (Likely Lads); Dave Berrow; Steve Broome (Maver Midlands); Karl Haywood (Sportsman AA).

Darlaston AC, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal (Wolverhampton AA Water), Roadside Section, Penkridge, Staffs. Sun (12 fished). Malcolm Davies 1-10-0; Martin Price 1-7-0; Stu Armstrong 1-0-0.

HanKat Superteam AS Open, Dudley No. 1 Canal, Waterfront Section, Merry Hill, W. Mids. Sat (16 fished). John Taylor (HanKat Superteam AS) 3-11-3; Chris Rice (Sensas Black Country) 3-5-0; Sir David Sheaf (Canal Kings) 1-11-8; Mal Galliers (Sportsman AA) 1-9-9; Martin Owen (Bag’em/Maver Midlands) 1-8-12; (Joint 6th) Simon Nickless (Sensas Black Country/HanKat Superteam AS) 1-4-11; Ian Thompson (Canal Kings) 1-4-11.

Huddersfield Broad Canal Teams of Four 2024, Round 2, Huddersfield, W. Yorks. Sun 21st Apr (48 fished). A. Jagger (Halifax Matrix Black) 12-7-0; L. Marshall (Young Ones) 8-10-0; R. East (Halifax Matrix Black) 3-11-0; A. Turner (Tri-Cast Calder Black) 1-10-0; J. Plows (Tri-Cast Calder Red) 1-8-0. Teams: Halifax Matrix Black 49; Tri-Cast Calder Black 35; Wibsey 29; Young Ones 23; Halifax Matrix Blue 22. League: Halifax Matrix Black 86; Tri-Cast Calder Black 70; Mirfield AC 50; Drennan NW 48; Tri-Cast Calder Red 46; Halifax Matrix Blue 38.

Leigh DAA Two Day Canal Festival 2024, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Mather Lane to Crankwood Road Section, Leigh, Wigan, Gtr. Manchester. Sat., Day One (100 pegs). Karl Tucker (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 15-15-11; Chris Furnival (Unattached) 15-7-9; Daz Shaw (Drennan NW) 15-6-0; Ste Hirst (Colmic NW) 13-14-4; John Lloyd (Liverpool AS) 13-8-9; Graham Mortimer (Cadence NW) 10-6-10. Sun., Day Two, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Boathouse Bridge, Astley to Mather Lane Section, Leigh, Wigan, Gtr. Manchester. Ben Clarke (Drennan NW) 29-1-13; Tom Grainey (Browning) 22-11-14; Terry Speakman (Matrix LTB) 18-1-15; Dave Trafford (Matrix LTB) 13-15-0; (Joint 5th) Alan Donnelly (Daiwa Dorking) 12-0-0; Jim Elms (Liverpool AS) 12-0-0. Festival overall: Dave Trafford (Matrix LTB) 2; Ian Cunliffe (Manchester) 3; Marc Ellement (Matrix LTB) 4 (10-14-4); Roger Gardom (Colmic Dynamite Trentmen) 4 (8-7-3); Shaun Paddon (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 5 (15-2-6); Ant Marsden (Drennan NW) 5 (13-8-8). Overall weight winner: Ben Clarke (Drennan NW) 30-14-0.

Long Eaton Fed. Summer League, Round 1, Erewash Canal, Dockholme, Derbys. Sat. Derek Hicklin (Maver Central MVDE) 7-4-0 (2 tench and perch); John Lock (Loughborough Soar MG) 6-5-8; Wilson Sully (Long Eaton Fed.) 5-2-8; Steve Posiak (Long Eaton Fed.) 4-6-0; Andy Astle (Loughborough Soar MG) 4-1-0; Pete Allwood-LEF 2-1-0.

The Bob Warden Memorial Match, Kennet & Avon Canal, Bathampton & Claverton, Somerset. Sun 21st Apr (20 fished). Jerry Pocock (Midland Spinner) 15-9-0 (skimmers to 1lb and hybrids to 2lb on pole-fished bread); Nick Coles (Mosella Bathampton) 13-0-0 (good skimmers, quality roach and a big perch); James Alcock (Unattached) 12-1-0 (bream); Mike Kent (Mosella Bathampton) 11-9-0; Jeff Surmon (Midland Spinner) 11-5-0; Rob Henson (Mark Payne’s Leads) 9-8-0. (£400 raised for the MS Society).

Wigan DAA Members Flyers, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Slipway Section, Burscough, W. Lancs. Wed (32 fished). Jeff Stirratt (Liverpool AS) 12-13-0; Roger Gardom (Colmic Dynamite Trentmen) 11-13-8; Richard Yates (Matrix LTB) 9-9-0; John Lloyd (Liverpool AS) 9-0-8; Dave Denton (Matrix LTB) 8-15-0.

Wolverhampton Over 60’s Club Open, Shropshire Union Canal, The Navigation PH Section, Gnosall, Stafford, Staffs. Wed (10 stalwarts). Mick Westwood (Norton Canes) 8-0-0 (skimmers, hybrids and perch); Dave Holbrook (Team Eclipse) 7-13-9 (skimmers and perch); Bob Boothby (Bridgtown Social AC) 6-10-2 (skimmers and perch); Glenn Law (Sensas Black Country) 4-5-5 (inc. some big perch); John Hanna (Milo/Bait-Tech West Midlands) 4-2-0 (skimmers and roach); Alan Round (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 3-4-15.

Canal & River Trust Stillwaters

Blythe Waters Open, Solihull, W. Mids. Sun., Bridge Pool. Jack Shirley 54-5-0; Chris Hallows 53-10-0; Philip Hunt 35-1-0.

Embryo Kiveton Waters, Sheffield, S. Yorks. Sun 21st Apr., Open, Eve’s Lake. Joe France 79-15-0; Steve Bestall 78-15-0; Andy Charlesworth 74-3-0. Tues., Bomb & Feeder Open, Eve’s Lake. Dave Briggs 48-13-0; Darren Hall 37-7-0; Paul Walker 32-15-0. Wed., Over 50’s Open, Rose’s Lake. Raymond Harris 89-10-0; Paul Walker 40-5-0; Darren Hall 23-5-0. Thurs., PM Open, Rose’s Lake. Graham Ball 109-0-0; Will Shepherd 85-12-0; Lewis Chadwick 79-1-0.

Wave Catering Open, Earlswood Lakes, Solihull, W. Mids. Sat., Windmill ‘Yachter’ Lake (23 fished). Sean Conley (B’ham) 23-14-0; Alf Hand (Worcester) 22-13-0; Brad Smith (B’ham) 20-8-0; Leon Blundell (Leon Blundell Angling) 15-12-0 (all bream to feeder weights).


Long Eaton Fed., Brewery Ponds, Shardlow, Derbys. Wed. Bill Varney (Long Eaton Fed.) 3-5-0 (small carp plus silvers); Alec Whitmore (Nathan’s of Derby) 1-12-0; Pete Allwood (Long Eaton Fed.) 1-7-0; Rob Pembridge (Soldiers & Sailors) 1-3-8; Ivan Carrier (Long Eaton Fed.) 1-2-0; Alan Wright (Long Eaton Fed.) 0-13-0.

Patshull Park Fishery Opens, The Great Lake, Pattingham, Staffs. Wed., Shallows & Golf Course Sections. Tony Miessnar 50-3-0; Geoff Brierley (KDAA) 49-14-0; Bernie Swift 32-7-0. Sun., Shallows & Golf Course Sections. Paul Bucknell (Little Dawley AC) 38-12-0; Joe Holloway (Milo) 29-4-0; Rich Lawson (Vespe) 28-0-0; Mick Tonks (Coven) 19-0-0. (all bream to feeder weights).


Angling Trust Fish ‘O’ Fish Mania 2024 Qualifier, The Old Hough Coarse Fishery, Middlewich, Ches. Sat., All Pools (100 pegs); Alex Dawson 116-9-0; John Gorman 104-15-0; Martyn Steele 96-2-0; Harry Bignell 89-10-0; David Woodworth 86-9-0. Qualifier: Alex Dawson.

Angling Trust Fish ‘O’ Fish Mania 2024 Qualifier, Westwood Lakes, Boston, Lincs. Wed., All Pools (100 pegs). Gary Ainscough 115-3-0; Paul Brandrick 100-2-0; David Richardson 91-0-0; Ricky Small 89-15-0; Ryan Bennett 86-12-0. Qualifier: Gary Ainscough.

Aston Park Fisheries, Sheffield, S. Yorks. Sat., Open, Split Lake. Mick Todd 96-8-0; Jay Broughton 85-2-0; Jay Broughton 85-2-0; Luke Wolstenholme 79-4-0.

Bateman Vine AC, Alvechurch Fisheries, Barnt Green, B’ham. Sun., Arrow Pool. T. Williams 23-0-0; N. Gater 20-14-0; M. Holmes 20-11-0; M. Baker 20-0-0.

Bitterwell Lake Tuesday Silvers Final Qualifier, Coalpit Heath, Bristol. Tues. Mat Taynton 34-6-0; Ricky Mills 20-6-0; Martin McMahon 20-2-0; ‘T-bone’ 19-4-0; Matt Challenger 15-1-0; Les Harper 14-7-0. Qualifier: Mat Taynton.

Blundell Fishery, Rixton, Ches. Sat., Open, Trio, East, West, Pine & Ash Lakes. Jack Taylor (Rochdale Angling Centre) 156-9-0 (carp to 10lb on poled meat at 13 metres); Cliff Noble (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 103-5-0 (carp to 8lb on poled caster shallow); Harry Billing (Garbolino/Sonubaits) 97-7-0.

Bradshaw Hall Fisheries, Bolton, Gtr. Manchester. Sat., Open, Lake 8. Chris Pickering 69-9-0; Pete Bates 57-1-0; Paul Bradshaw 53-0-0.

Carney Pools Open, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, Staffs. Sat. Rich Pedlar (Bibby’s/Stone & District AC) 119-3-0; Craig Morris 111-12-0; Lyndon Parks 83-2-0.

Coppice Lane Pools Fishery, Hammerwich, Staffs. Sat., Open, Bridge Pool. Mark Stanaway 34-10-0; Phil Beveridge 30-8-0; Nick Povey 25-0-0.

Hawkesbury Hall Farm, Bedworth, Warks. Sun., Open, Match Pool (11 fished). Ricky Welborne (Hawkesbury) 71-5-0 (carp to 8lb on poled pellet); Denis Lutwyche (Hawkesbury) 55-9-0 (carp to 10lb on the Method feeder); Ian Shirley (Hawkesbury) 48-9-0 (carp to 6lb on pole and tip with meat and corn).

Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, nr. Eccleshall, Staffs. Sat., Open, Rover (14 fished). Alex Mistautas 138-1-0; Steve Williamson 129-2-0; Matt Barwell 128-14-0.

High Heyes Farm Fishery (The Catteries) Open, Chorley, Lancs. Sat (19 fished). Adie Twist 71-12-0; Kieran Hodgson 61-8-0; Danny Lynch 56-0-0.

Izaak Walton Fishery, Chebsey, Stafford, Staffs. Sat., Open, Middle Pool. R. Dale 108-13-0 (bonus peg win); D. Parr 90-7-0; J. Jones 73-3-0.

Lingmere Fishery Open, Moreton, The Wirral. Merseyside. Sat. C. Fletcher 142-0-0; C. Doran 131-8-0; S. Boyd 131-5-0.

Luton AC, Twin Lakes Fishery, Biddenham, Beds. Wed (20 fished). Steve Lathwell 120-14-0 (Method feeder to the island for barbel, then pole for carp using 6 & 8mm pellet); Bart Bonito 113-12-0 (carp on pole and feeder with red maggot); Sean Leatherland 83-6-0 (carp on pole with double red maggot and expander pellets over red maggot loose feed); Andy Frankum 73-1-0; Andy Norgate 71-8-0; Dudley Frankland 66-10-0.

MAP Marston Fields Fishery Open, Sutton Coldfield, W. Mids. Sat. Neil Jackson 96-14-0; Taylor Weir 72-8-0; Andrew Jackson 72-3-0.

Monkhall Fisheries, Monkhopton, nr. Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sat 20th Apr., Open, Owl Pool. Matty Dawes (Matty Dawes Angling) 159-14-0; Mitch Davidson (Drennan NW) 158-4-0; Jim Bates (Monkhall) 104-4-0. Sun 21st Apr., Open, Lark Pool. Andy Kyte (Middle Severn Angling) 169-2-0; Jonny Rouse (Monkhall) 141-10-0; Ian Simon (Pellet Guys) 134-14-0.

Nisa Feeders Open, Makins Fishery, Bramcote, Nuneaton, Warks. Weds., Phase One-Lake Two. Gaz Kitch (Wykin Fishing Club) 154-0-0 (early carp on Method feeder to the post, then poled pellet to the lake corner) (FIRST EVER NISA OPEN WIN); John Adamson (Nisa Feeders) 148-4-0 (Method feeder at range for one early carp and a bream, then over 100lb of fish in the last two hours); John Lack (Northampton) 108-12-0 (carp on the Method feeder); Rob Henrick (Mallory) 107-0-; Philip Aldridge (DT Floats/Bait-Tech) 58-6-0; Peter Stockwin (Northampton) 57-4-0.

Packington Somers Fisheries, Meriden, W. Mids. Wed., Solihull Angling Centre Open, Molands Mere Pool (17 fished). Jon Arthur 126-8-0 (F1s on poled caster shallow); Steven Pearce 91-9-0 (carp and F1s on poled meat); Lee Davis 86-6-0 (carp and F1s on poled corn); Dave Roberts 80-14-0 (carp and F1s on poled pellet). Sat., Open, Big Geary’s Pool (18 fished). Paul Fox 140-13-0 (carp on poled pellet shallow); Carl Barnfield 111-1-0 (carp on bomb and pellet); Phil Canning 107-8-0 (carp and skimmers on the Method feeder); Barry Byrd 83-6-0 (carp on poled pellet). Sun., Open, Little Geary’s Pool (17 fished). Andy Christie 93-15-0 (F1s on poled pellet); Peter Murray 93-12-0 (carp to 17lb on pellet waggler); Phil Canning 88-9-0 (F1s on poled maggot).

Partridge Lakes Fishery, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Open, Covey Lakes 1-4 (44 fished). Ste Melmore 73-9-0; Mike Senior 65-6-0; Mike Gabbitas 61-7-0; Craig Naylor 55-13-0; Lee Lamb 54-12-0; Roy Bradburne 51-14-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Mon., Over 60’s Open, Sycamore Pool. Bill Hill (Preston Innovations Boldings) 140-10-0; John B (Preston Innovations Boldings) 99-11-0; Clive Wright (Preston Innovations Boldings) 93-6-0; Bob Clarke (Preston Innovations Boldings) 91-12-0; Steve Owen (Monkhall) 87-2-0; Dave Mortlock (Preston Innovations Boldings) 85-0-0. Thurs., Over 60’s Open, Chestnut Pool. Rob Hancox (MH Floats) 79-6-0; Ron Clarke (Preston Innovations Boldings) 68-3-0; Gary Gollins (Preston Innovations Boldings) 61-11-0; Bill Hill (Preston Innovations Boldings) 59-12-0. Sat., Oswestrians AC, Larch & Willows Pools. Rob Hancox 105-14-0; Gary Hick 99-3-0; Gary Gollins 95-2-0; Colin Reynolds 91-7-0; Paul Hemming 90-5-0. Sun., Shrewsbury AC, Chestnut Pool. Mark Harris 78-3-0; Gary Margerison 78-2-0; Ade Margerison 77-15-0; Nathan Spain 73-7-0. Sun., Open, Sycamore Pool. Gareth Unwin (Big C) 90-7-0; Mark Rathbone (St. Francis) 89-0-0; Gary Morris (Preston Innovations Boldings) 82-13-0; Bill Rathbone (St. Francis) 79-0-0.

Quarry Pool Fishery, Aston Eyre, Shrops. Thurs., Open. Terry Edwards (Pool Hayes) 147-12-0; Jack O’Sullivan (Sonubaits) 75-5-0; Steve Owen (Fatty’s Baits & Tackle) 62-13-0; Kev Addiss (Woodstone Warriors) 60-4-0. Sat., Charlemont Bowling AC. O. Carter 117-15-0; G. Nock 75-6-0; K. Nock 71-6-0. Sun., Central Trains AC. J. Clews 127-5-0; S. Whitehouse 105-9-0; F. Canning 96-8-0.

The Cunneries Fishery, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancs. Sat., Open, Hawk Lake. Joe Duckworth 204-9-0; Rob Trees 165-12-0; Vic Trees 130-3-0.

Todber Manor, Sturminster, Newton, Dorset. Sat., Open, Hill View Lake (6 fished). Jason Powell 590-4-0; Matt Banks 586-0-0; Alfie Rhodes (14 years old) 578-0-0. Sat., Silvers Open, Ash Lake (10 fished). James Knight 33-8-0; Lee Jan 26-0-0; Mark Blake 23-6-0.

Viaduct Fishery, Somerton, Somerset. Sat., Open, Campbell Lake (14 fished). Howard Webb 196-8-0; Steve Denmead 163-8-0; Mark Wynne 141-6-0. Silvers: Stu White 82-8-0; Paul Greenwood 67-0-0; Nick Ewers 49-6-0.

Wayne’s Fishing Tuesday Open, Meadowlands Fishery, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Warks. Tues., Warren Pool. Wayne Sharman 129-8-0; Darren Sanders 100-4-0; Oliver Sleath 88-6-0; John Burchell 78-8-0; A. Parker 76-6-0.

Whitmore Fisheries, Greenhalgh, Preston, Lancs. Sat., Open, East Canal (20 fished). Harry Campbell 79-1-0; Jordan Bate Angling 69-9-0; Stu Carroll 68-4-0.

Willow Lakes Summer League, Round 1, Foston, Grantham, Lincs. Sat. Tim Booker 72-12-0; Mitch Riley 70-6-0; Dave Booker 60-3-0; Terry Marshall 55-9-0; Steve Pretty 55-0-0; Rob Fryer 47-6-0.

Last Edited: 29 April 2024

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