England disabled trial date revealed
SOUTHERN superteam Daiwa Dorking have a new Winter League home – their third in the past six seasons – after being accepted to join the Avon Valley, following a knockback from their first choice Oxford division!
Dorking started in winning ways, albeit a close victory margin of 73 points to the 70 of reigning divisional champs Drennan Bordon, on the Kennet and Avon Canal around Great Bedwyn, on the Wiltshire-Berkshire border.
Individual winner with 9 lb 3 oz from peg D1 on the iron bridge was Tony Woolford (Tubertini South) with 9 lb 3 oz of skimmers and roach, ouncing out John Clark
Dorking’s top angler in Round One, Robbie Taylor, with his fourth placed 8 lb 9 oz catch. Winning pair on the GUC – Matt Hodgetts and Ian Baker. ENGLAND disabled international team manager John Weeden is inviting entries for an assessment day session next Wednesday, October 25, on the River Soar at Sutton Bonington, Nottinghamshire, LE12 5PE, with a view to selecting a squad for the 2018 World Championships in Croatia. All applicants must hold individual membership of the Angling Trust and register with AT competitions manager Sandra Johnson on 01158 224519 or via email to sandra.johnson@ anglingtrust.net by an October 14 deadline. Full details from John on 07968 050196.
Karl crowned King
DAIWA Angling Direct matchman Karl Redgrave clinched the coveted King of the Yare 2017 title, fending off a talented field of rivals to emerge victorious following 14 hard-fought rounds on the tidal Norfolk river.
Karl’s aggregate weight of
223 lb 7 oz earned him £500 from series sponsors Nisa Feeders and £200 entry pools, ahead of Paul Hudson with 194 lb and Simon Newman on 173 lb 12 oz.