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Shard­low bream on the feed

BREAM were in a feeding mood on Der­byshire’s Trent and Mersey Canal for the An­gling Trust/Canal & River Trust Canal Pairs qual­i­fier, with three 20 lb-plus nets on the Shard­low sec­tion.

Win­ner Rob Wright (Long Ea­ton Fed) al­ter­nated pole and feeder with pinkie-tipped worm hook baits for 27 lb 8 oz of ‘slabs’ from his peg fac­ing the sec­ond ma­rina mouth, fol­lowed by Shake­speare Su­perteam skip­per Dar­ren Massey with 26 lb 12 oz. £500 pools and spon­sor­ship pay­out in the 65-en­try 2017 event.

In a match spread be­tween the Kemp­ston, Bid­den­ham and Oak­ley lengths of the Great Ouse, Pete fed hemp and fished tares on a 4 m whip for 14 lb 4 oz of roach to 6 oz from two pegs above Kemp­ston Mill.

Spon­sored by Blun­ham AC, the an­nual con­test, which was founded way back in 1936, raised over £750 for char­ity.

£330 char­ity cheer

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