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Angling match results for week ending 7 April 2024

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Bibby’s/Stone & District AC Wednesday Sweepstake, Shropshire Union Canal, The Factory Section, Knighton, Shrops. Wed. Paul Walkden 6-0-0 (quality roach plus a few skimmers on pole-fished hemp and bread punch); Gordon Moss 5-12-0 (skimmers, roach and perch on poled worm and maggot); Terry Proctor 5-0-0 (perch on poled maggot and worm); Ian Roberts 3-10-0; Albert Lawton 2-6-0; Phil James 2-0-0; Kim Jones 1-12-0.

Bridgtown Social AC, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal (Wolverhampton AA Water), Deepmore Lane Section, nr. Calf Heath, Staffs. Sun (8 fished). Hughie Blair Snr. (Bridgtown Social AC) 3-13-0 (stamp-roach on poled worm and pinkie); Paul Deehan (Bridgtown Social AC) 2-14-6 (small silvers); Colin Tillet (Bridgtown Social AC) 2-0-10; Tony Beech (Bridgtown Social AC) 1-10-1; Bob Boothby (Bridgtown Social AC) 1-7-3; Roger Corbett (Bridgtown Social AC) 1-6-7.

Erewash Spring League, Round 4, Erewash Canal, Ilkeston, Derbys. Sat. Steve Posiak (Long Eaton Fed.) 14-8-0 (perch on poled maggot and worm plus silvers); John Johnson (Notts. AA) 11-4-0 (a 5lb bream plus roach on poled bread); Tony Barker (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 9-5-0 (perch on lobby); Julian Garner (Long Eaton Fed.) 5-14-0; John Lock (Loughborough Soar MG) 5-6-0; Ben Sharratt (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 5-5-8. League: John Johnson (Notts. AA) 21-12-0; Steve Posiak (Long Eaton Fed.) 20-6-0; Ben Sharratt (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 17-5-8; John Lock (Loughborough Soar MG) 17-5-0.

HanKat Superteam AS Open, Dudley No.2 Canal, Blackbrook Bridge Section, Dudley, W. Mids. Sat (14 fished). Lee Woodhouse (HanKat Superteam AS) 4-7-8; Wayne Sharpe (Sensas Black Country) 3-0-13; John Taylor (HanKat Superteam AS) 0-14-15; Norman Wilson (Stourport) 0-14-8; Mal Galliers (Sportsman AA) 0-12-2; Tony Bowen (HanKat Superteam AS) 0-8-7.

Izaak Walton (Stafford) AA Open, Trent & Mersey Canal, Hoo Mill Section, Great Haywood, Staffs. Sun. Glenn Law (Sensas Black Country) 6-12-0 (hybrids, perch and skimmers); Fred ‘the Bread’ Cheetham (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 6-0-0; Keith Hulland (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 5-12-0; Alan Round (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 2-5-12; Keith Holbrook (Rough Hay AC) 2-1-8; Dave Holbrook (Team Eclipse) 1-10-0.

Luton AC, Grand Union Canal, below Three Locks, Stoke Hammond, Milton Keynes, Bucks. Wed. Bart Bonito 13-8-0 (skimmers on poled worm and pinkie over groundbait); Dudley Frankland 5-15-0; Barry Roper 2-6-0; Colin McBeth 0-13-0; Dennis Hunt 0-11-0; Dave Ridley 0-4-8.

Newton-le-Willows AA Spring League, Round 2, Sankey Canal, Upper Pound, St. Helens, Merseyside. Sun 31st Mar. Mike Dench (Newton Tackle & Bait) 4-13-0 (one bream); Ian Alexander (John Bull Floats) 1-14-0 (silvers); Dave Potter (Newton Tackle & Bait) 1-11-0 (one eel); Geoff Holland (St. Helens) 0-14-0 (silvers).

Sportsman AA Open, Walsall Canal (BCN), Eyston Avenue Section, Ocker Hill, Tipton, Sat. Dave Arnold (Sportsman AA) 3-7-10; Chris Taylor (Sportsman AA) 2-11-7; Tony Garrett (Sportsman AA) 2-7-11.

Wigan DAA Members Flyers, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Rawlinson Lane Section, Chorley, Lancs. Wed (28 fished). Dave TRrafford (Matrix LTB) 3-8-8; Roger Gardom (Colmic Dynamite Trentmen) 3-6-8; Carl Hawthorn (Willy Worms) 3-5-8; Dave McGuinn (Hindley MG) 3-0-12; Brian Meadows (Hindley MG) 2-13-4. Sat., Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Burscough Town Centre, Lancs. (27 fished). Liam Killinger (Saints) 23-13-0; Richard Yates (Matrix LTB) 19-0-8; Dave Trafford (Matrix LTB) 15-6-4; John Lloyd (Liverpool AS) 10-0-0; Kevin Lavelle (Saints) 9-2-0.

Win Win Mirfield Series Practice Match, Aire & Calder Navigation, Whitley to Heck, N. Yorks. Wed. Trev Rymer (Mirfield AC) 14-12-0; Denis White (Maver) 13-4-0; Paul Hughes (Saints) 10-9-0; Sean Wright (Middy) 8-8-0; Chrus Burton (Angler’s World) 7-12-0; Stan Haigh (Angler’s World) 7-4-0.

Wolverhampton AA Open, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Calf Heath, Staffs. Wed (16 fished). Darren Barrett (B’ham) 8-6-11 (bream and roach); Alan Gough (Wolverhampton AA/Rough Hay AC) 5-11-6; Lee Richards (Wolverhampton AA) 4-2-0; Arthur Shaw (Wolverhampton AA/Rough Hay AC) 2-12-9; Paul Norledge (Likely Lads) 2-9-1; Steve Dudley (Bag’em/Maver Midlands) 1-15-0.

Wolverhampton AA Two Day Spring 2024 Festival, Shropshire Union Canal, Brewood, S. Staffs. Sat/Sun (48 fished). Day One: Kevin Clarke (Wigan MG) 8-5-4; Richard Guest (Bag’em/Maver Midlands) 8-5-0; Graham Smith (England International/Daiwa Dorking) 7-10-0; (Joint 4th) Glyn Bagley (Goodyear AC) 7-6-4; Tommy Cross (Darlaston Baggers) 7-6-4; Michael Gorry (Scunthorpe) 6-15-0. Day Two., Shropshire Union Canal, Pendeford, W. Mids. Derek Owen (Rough Hay AC) 22-15-0; Stu Cutler (HanKat Superteam AS) 14-0-0; Michael Gorry (Scunthorpe) 13-15-0; Steve Broome (Maver Midlands) 10-14-6; Steve Dudley (Bag’em/Maver Midlands) 10-0-0; Owen Westwood (Wolverhampton AA) 9-4-8. Festival overall: Tommy Cross (Darlaston Baggers) 5; Michael Gorry (Scunthorpe) 7 (on weight); Dave Mawby (Wellingborough AC) 7; Derek Owen (Rough Hay AC) 8; Graham Smith (England International/Daiwa Dorking) 9; Richard Guest (Bag’em/Maver Midlands) 11 (on weight); Steve Fogel (Drennan NW) 11.

Wolverhampton Over 60’s Club Open, Shropshire Union Canal (Goodyear AC Water), Rye Hill, Staffs. Wed (9 fished). Stuart Brailsford (Bridgtown Social AC) 2-14-0 (punch-little roach plus the odd very small skimmer); Hughie Blair Snr. (Bridgtown Social AC) 2-13-2 (one good 1lb hybrid plus small roach on poled bread punch); Glenn Law (Sensas Black Country) 2-7-0 (the odd small perch plus roach on poled pinkie and worm); Joe Athersmith (Bridgtown Social AC) 2-4-11 (little skimmers and roach on poled pinkie); Keith Holbrook (Rough Hay AC) 1-15-14 (little perch and the odd roach); Bob Yeomans (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 1-11-0 (a good perch and a few roach).

Worcester & Birmingham Canal Open, Blackpole & Perdiswell Top Section, Worcester, Worcs. Sun (23 fished). Colin Pettifer (Maver Central MVDE) 11-11-8 (skimmers on poled caster); Chris Turner (Alan’s Tackle) 9-9-12 (skimmers on poled maggot); Chris Ballard (Milo West Midlands) 4-7-11 (one skimmer plus bits); Gaz Kirkham (Maver Central MVDE) 4-4-11.

Canal & River Trust Stillwaters

Blackfords Progressive Association Match, Calf Heath Reservoir, nr. Gailey, Staffs. Sat (34 fished). Mark Griffin (Stoke-on-Trent) 50-4-0; Neville Bailey Snr. (Blackfords) 34-14-0; Simon Tweddell (Stoke-on-Trent) 24-11-0; Barry Millward (Stafford) 22-9-0; Gary Oliver (Stoke-on-Trent) 22-3-0; Kevin Tipton (Fatty’s Baits & Tackle/Sensas) 22-2-0. (all bream weights on feeder tactics).

Embryo Kiveton Waters, Sheffield, S. Yorks. Sun 31st Mar., Open, Rose’s Lake. Andrew Gardner 131-8-0; Danny Slack 90-3-0; Sean Sheldon 60-4-0. Tues., Bomb & Feeder Open, Eve’s Lake. Paul Walker 54-13-0; Baz Moat 45-0-0; Phil Gladwin 43-3-0. Tues., Open, Rose’s Lake. Nigel Shipman 59-13-0; Dave Briggs 35-3-0; John White 19-9-0. Wed., Over 50’s Open. Mick Oxley 66-11-0; Simon Short 66-9-0; Darren Hall 60-10-0. Sat., Open, Rose’s Lake. Mark Burke 89-9-0; Jamie Wain 87-13-0; Josh Baker 76-8-0.

Maggotdrowners/Swindon Nomads Silvers Match, Boddington Reservoir, nr. Byfield, Northants. Sat. Pegs 35-41: Ali Foreshew 14-8-0; Jamie Barrett 10-13-0; A. Daz 6-9-0. Pegs 42-48: Alex Graham 11-8-0; Jez Wraight 8-9-0; Dave Pontin 5-6-0.


Long Eaton Fed., Brewery Ponds, Shardlow, Derbys. Wed. Rob Wright (Long Eaton Fed.) 5-6-0 (a 1lb 12oz crucian plus perch and silvers); Rob Pembridge (Soldiers & Sailors) 5-1-0; Derek Hicklin (Maver Central MVDE) 4-10-0; Alan Wright (Long Eaton Fed.) 4-4-0; Pete Allwood (Long Eaton Fed.) 2-1-0; Ivan Carrier (Long Eaton Fed.) 1-7-0. Pairs winners: Rob Pembridge & Ivan Carrier 6-8-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA Disabled & Over 60’s Match, Whitedoor Dam, Golborne, Lancs. Thurs. Beech Pool: Brett Jones (Newton) 14-3-0 (carp and silvers on the pole); Eddie Marcroft (Newton Tackle & Bait) 12-9-0 (silvers on the pole); Mark Sanders (Leigh) 12-7-0 (silvers on the pole). Oak Pool: Colin Wood (Wood’s Floats) 18-9-0 (carp, tench and silvers on the pole); John Ashwin (Warrington) 18-0-0 (carp and silvers on the pole); Chris Grehan (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 16-14-0 (silvers on the pole).

Patshull Park Fishery Open, The Great Lake, Pattingham, Staffs. Sun., Shallows Section. Kallum Oliver (Crewe) 47-12-0; Paul Bucknell (Little Dawley AC) 39-6-0; Steve Roy Taylor (Spud) 24-14-0; Ben Stanford (Monkhall) 17-14-0 (all bream weights on feeder tactics).


Anglers Choice Middlesbrough, Match 7, The Oaks Lakes, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat. Brian Coggins 119-3-0; Phil Cooper 111-6-0; Ann Petrie Bryan 108-1-0.

Angling Trust Fish O’ Mania 2024 Qualifier, Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Wed., Chestnut, Sycamore, Acorn, Hawthorn & Willows Pools (100 fished). Chris Reilly 172-9-0; Scott Buddy 155-8-0; Josh Humphreys (Oswestry) 155-6-0; Tom Scholey 151-5-0; Wayne Kearney 143-6-0. Qualifier: Chris Reilly.

Blundell Fishery, Rixton, Ches. Sat., Open, Trio, Pine, East & West Lakes. Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sports) 159-5-0 (carp to 12lb on poled maggot over groundbait down the edge); Karl Webster (Matrix LTB) 150-0-0 (carp to 5lb on poled maggot shallow towards the tree); Sam Sharrock (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 95-13-0.

Brookside Fisheries, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Open, Snake Lakes 1 & 2. Mike Poulton 106-0-0; Brian Conroy 85-8-0; Stuart Conroy 66-11-0.

Carney Pools Open, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, Staffs. Sat. Tom Cunningham 122-10-0; Steve Pearce 95-15-0; Jamie Nicol 85-11-0; Pete Vernon 81-3-0; Martyn Jones 75-5-0; Mark Davis 61-14-0.

Carney Pools Silver Fish League, Round 4, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, Staffs. Sat. Andy Morris 24-3-0; A. Stormer 20-15-0; Mick Granger 10-2-0.

Golden Reel 2024 Qualifier, Partridge Lakes Fishery, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Covey Lakes 2-6 & Willow Lake (75 fished). Kristian Jones 174-13-0; Dale Shepherd 167-8-0; Ste Peplow 131-10-0; Matt Allton 127-7-0; Mike McGrath 123-0-0. Qualifier: Kristian Jones.

Hawkesbury Hall Farm, Bedworth, Warks. Sun., Open, Match Pool (12 fished). Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 92-14-0 (carp to 10lb on pole-fished hard pellet); Ricky Austin (Hawkesbury) 73-1-0 (carp to 10lb on poled paste and soft pellet); Lee Raynor (Hawkesbury) 55-3-0 (carp to 4lb and a few bream to 4lb on pole-fished 4mm soft pellet).

Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, nr. Eccleshall, Staffs. Sat., Open, Rover. Ian Conway 212-2-0; James Woodfine 185-9-0; Andy Dyson 170-11-0; Antony Adams 150-8-0; Matty Barwell 146-3-0; Jake Robinson 144-7-0.

High Heyes Farm Fishery (The Catteries) Open, Chorley, Lancs. Sat. Paul Wharton 72-0-0; James Declouet 56-12-0; Paul Banks 35-0-0.

Izaak Walton Fishery, Chebsey, Stafford, Staffs. Sat., Open, Canal & Middle Pools. P. Norton 115-13-0; G. Taylor 92-3-0; T. Tanner 79-15-0.

MAP Marston Fields Fishery, Sutton Coldfield, W. Mids. Sat., Elm & Willow Pools. Jenson Ludgate 66-8-0; Simon Richardson 61-6-0; Kerry Bradford 59-5-0. Sun., Open, Willow & Elm Pools. Taylor Weir 74-8-0; Dale Jackson 73-13-0; Stephen Bailey 71-8-0; Sam Gayden 67-8-0; Simon Richardson 61-5-0.

Meadowlands Spring League, Round 2, Meadowlands Fishery, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Warks. Sun 31st Mar., Lambsdown Lake & Warren Pool (44 fished). Mat George 206-12-0 (mainly edge fish to the trees); John Nicholls 193-4-0 (bomb and pellet then late edge fish); Wayne Sharman 191-0-0 (Method feeder); Neil Colcombe 144-2-0. League: (Joint 1st) Matt George 3; Wayne Sharman 3.

Meadowlands Fishery Bank Holiday Monday Open, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Warks. Bank Holiday Mon., Warren Pool. John Nicholls 132-0-0 (mainly caught on the long pole with pellet); Warren Jennings 108-0-0 (mainly down to the trees); Trevor Mold 56-4-0; Josh Palmer 50-4-0; Oliver Sleath 49-4-0.

Monkhall Fisheries, Monkhopton, nr. Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sat 30th Mar., Open, Owl Pool. Dillon Johnson (Monkhall) 91-12-0; Paul Gregory (Monkhall) 90-8-0; Jason Attwell (Monkhall) 87-10-0. Sun 31st Mar., Open, Buzzard Pool. Morgan Davidson (Drennan NW) 196-2-0; Simon Harris (Little Dawley AC) 157-8-0; Tim Cadwallader (Monkhall) 124-4-0. Wed., Open, Hawk Pool. Simon Harris (Little Dawley AC) 144-10-0; Rob Jeaps (Monkhall) 141-4-0; John Price (Monkhall) 115-0-0.

Nisa Feeders Open, Makins Fishery, Bramcote, Nuneaton, Warks. Wed., Phase One-Lake Two. John Adamson (NISA Feeders) 191-13-0 (carp from 2lb to 9lb on the Method feeder to the island); Rob Lowe (Old Works AC) 101-13-0 (one carp on the Method feeder, then his pole with top two plus two fishing meat for all carp); Steve ‘Foggy’ Foster (Mallory) 72-10-0 (one carp on the pole, then bomb and pellet for decent carp); Bruce Robinson (Hinckley) 63-8-0 (carp on Method feeder); Shaun Weed (Old Works AC) 60-0-0 (carp on poled pellet short); Rob Henrick (Mallory) 53-6-0 (carp on Method feeder, then pole at 10 metres); Gaz Kitch (Wykin Fishing Club) 53-13-0; John Lack (Northampton) 43-6-0; Gaz Harper (Hinckley) 40-7-0; Phil Hunt (Grenadier Guards) 27-7-0.

Packington Somers Fisheries, Meriden, W. Mids. Wed., Solihull Angling Centre Open, Molands Mere Pool. Stephen Bellion 123-0-0 (F1s on poled meat); Lee Myers 95-6-0 (carp and F1s on Method feeder); Mark Sumners 94-6-0 (carp and F1s on pellet waggler); Lee Davis 84-12-0 (carp and F1s on Method feeder). Sat., Open, Big Geary’s Pool (19 fished). Dave Roberts 95-6-0 (carp on poled pellet); Kirk Webber 89-6-0 (carp on poled pellet and corn); Stephen Bellion 75-12-0 (carp on bomb and pellet); Phil Canning 73-8-0 (carp on Method feeder). Sun., Open, Little Geary’s & Willow Pools (21 fished). Steve Daley 88-10-0 (carp and F1s on poled caster); Tony Taylor 87-10-0 (carp and F1s on poled meat); Phil Canning 70-8-0 (carp and F1s on the Method feeder); Martin Wood 66-0-0 (carp and F1s on poled meat).

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Bank Holiday Mon., Open, Larch Pool. Dave Bowater (Preston Innovations Boldings) 88-1-0; Les Willey (Walsall) 76-11-0; Andy Smith (Newton Tackle & Bait) 74-2-0; Joe East (Stourport) 68-10-0. Bank Holiday Mon., Oswestrians AC, Willows Pool. Kenny Humphreys 108-14-0; Dave Duppa 87-12-0; Nige Clarke 81-12-0; Josh Humphreys 74-6-0. Bank Holiday Mon., Over 60’s Open, Sycamore Pool. Dave Mortlock (Preston Innovations Boldings) 108-8-0; Colin Reynolds (Preston Innovations Boldings) 104-2-0; Gary Gollins (Preston Innovations Boldings) 88-6-0; Clive Wright (Preston Innovations Boldings) 84-11-0; Terry Edwards (Pool Hayes) 77-2-0. Sat., Oswestrians AC, Larch Pool. Colin Reynolds 67-6-0; Steve Hall 64-8-0; (Joint 3rd) Kenny Humphreys 55-10-0; Richie Woodhall 55-10-0. Sun., Open, Willows Pool. Gary Smith (Maver Elite) 163-7-0; Morgan Davidson (Drennan NW) 149-14-0; Dave Bowater (Preston Innovations Boldings) 130-0-0.

Sherwood Forest Fishery Silver Fish Winter League, Edwinstowe, Notts. Sat., Sherwood Lake. Rob Atkins 28-11-0 (mainly skimmers on poled maggot close in); Michael Elliott 22-1-0; Danny Harding 21-4-0. (no league placings supplied).

Spilsby AA, Toad Hall Fishery, Candlesby, Spilsby, Lincs. Wed. Paul Dent 41-0-0; Alan Slater 25-2-0; Dave Ashmore 17-11-0.

Stoppo’s Fishery Silvers Open, Coton-in-the-Elms, Derbys. Wed. Ian Saiger 21-5-0 (quality skimmers and roach at 6 and 12 metres out); Pete Madeley 11-9-0 (7 or 8 skimmers plus quality roach); John Harper 7-4-0 (a 3lb+ ide plus skimmers and roach); Clive Lloyd 6-8-0 (mainly small fish); Dave Smith 5-6-0 (some nice roach).

The Oaks Lakes, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat., Open, Cedar Lake. John McGarrell 106-11-0; Mark Calvert 87-11-0; Ian Shuttleworth 82-6-0.

The Old Hough Coarse Fishery, Middlewich, Ches. Sat., Open, Lower Benbo, Moses, Lucky Dip & Prospect Pools. Barry Bush 68-0-0; Paul Tucker 66-15-0; Adrian Shilton 64-9-0; Aide Oakley 57-10-0; Dave Pimlott 57-0-0; Mick Crowe 54-7-0.

Todber Manor, Sturminster Newton, Dorset. Sat., Open, Hill View Lake (Pegs 43-58) (10 fished). Tony Gilbert 567-4-0; Jack Stamp 563-2-0; Nick Chedzoy 552-6-0. Sat., Silver Fish Open, Ash Lake (14 fished [sell-out]). Pete Neate 39-12-0; Mark Harper 36-2-0; Nick Payne 24-8-0; Jonny Grey 23-10-0.

Viaduct Fishery, Somerton, Somerset. Sat., Open, Campbell Lake (15 fished). Mark Wynn 239-8-0; Mark Hayman 181-2-0; Phil Hardwick 161-8-0; Toby Burrell 116-4-0. Silvers: Niki Ewers 92-8-0; Ben Hagg 91-0-0; Matt Rowe 60-6-0; Clayton Hudson 43-10-0.

Weston Pools, Oswestry, Shrops. Sat., Open, Canal Pool. Allan Hughes 158-11-0; Lee Lamb 113-10-0; Fred Moore 112-7-0. Sat., Open, Weir Pool. Richie O’Connor 127-13-0; Robbie Griffiths 98-11-0; Simon Knibbs 94-13-0.

Whitmore Fisheries, Greenhalgh, Preston, Lancs. Sat., Open, East Canal (9 fished). Paul Livesey 70-13-0; Stuart Kemedy 67-9-0; Gary Gunn 59-1-0.

Willow Lakes, Foston, Grantham, Lincs. Bank Holiday Mon., Open, Ash Lake. Daniel Martin 68-11-0; Luke Downing 50-12-0; David Squires 46-10-0. Sat., Open, Ash Lake. Terry Marshall 99-13-0; Luke Downing 56-0-0; Rich Ablitt 53-0-0.

Last Edited: 08 April 2024

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