Match News IN BRIEF
Royal Mail deliver first-class victory
ROYAL MAIL topped Round
Three of the Castle Ashby Winter League, but early pacesetters Preston Innovations Black Horse retain a commanding lead.
Top individual with a level 30 lb of 2-4 lb carp on bomb and pellets from peg 26 on Brickyard Pond was Lloyd Haynes (The A Team).
Maver strike at Heronbrook
DEFENDING Heronbrook Winter League champs Dynamite Maver Midlands dominated the 64-peg Round 2, at the Staffs complex.
Maver duo Adam Rumble and Dave Brown filled the top two spots, Adam leading from sheltered peg 34 on Meadow Pool with 116 lb 15 oz, comprising 37 F1s with eight carp on maggots at 16 m. Dave had a similar mix for 110 lb 11 oz at peg 11 on Meadow.
Massey earns his stripes
SHAKESPEARE Bait-Tech skipper Darren Massey topped Sunday’s 56-peg Warwickshire Teams of Eight Winter League Second
Darren Massey show his winning catch on the Birmingham Mainline Canal.
14 lost chub didn’t cost Andy
DESPITE losing 14 chub after drawing the same peg he’d tackled in the previous round,
■ Round on a crystal-clear Soho Loop section of the Birmingham Mainline Canal at Winson Green with 7 lb 4 oz, including a superb perch just shy of 3 lb.
At peg 49, Darren added 40 smaller perch and roach to pole and maggots to boost his team to victory on the day and see them draw level with Matrix Dynamite Trentmen atop the league.
■ Canal Pairs winning pair Dave Brown and Robbie Lloyd banked £2,112 for their efforts.
RIGHT: Dave Brown with his sixth-placed A Section catch.