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Wir­ral char­ity cheer Great Shakes for Ja­son

SHAKE­SPEARE Su­perteam canal lynch­pin Ja­son Cun­ning­ham helped his side es­tab­lish a com­mand­ing mid-se­ries lead in the Angling Trust War­wick­shire Win­ter League with a su­perb haul on the Birm­ing­ham-Faze­ley Canal at Erd­ing­ton.

Drawn at peg 148 on the Bram­bles, Hed­nes­ford-based Ja­son tempted 20 skim­mers for 21 lb 15 oz 4 dr on long pole with blood­worm and caster.

The Shakie crew’s 20-point win on the day gives them 4 points over­all, with clos­est ri­vals Ma­trix Dy­na­mite Trent­men on 7 and Dren­nan Le­ices­ter third with 11. ■ Ja­son Cun­ning­ham’s 20 skim­mers on the Bram­bles stretch.

Ready to Rum­ble!

AFTER win­ning the two pre­vi­ous Opens, Adam Rum­ble (Dy­na­mite Maver Midlands) clocked up a su­perb hat-trick with vic­tory in Round Three of the Angling Trust Heron­brook Fish­ery teams-of-eight win­ter league.

Wolves-based Adam drew end peg 2 on Canal Pool and shipped in 102 F1s for 184 lb on pole and mag­gots, help­ing his team strengthen their over­all lead­er­ship, de­spite play­ing sec­ond fid­dle on the day to Brown­ing Life­style by 21 points to 24, with Dren­nan NW third on 26.

Plain sail­ing for Jane

SEN­SAS Lobby’s skip­per Andy Jane had his third win in four rounds of the Up­per Thames Win­ter League, with 12 lb of skim­mers and big roach on the Ken­net and Avon Canal, con­tested from Seend to De­vizes, Wilt­shire.

Andy pre­sented worms over fish­meal ground­bait on far bank pole tac­tics at a peg be­side the Wires, but de­spite his con­tin­ued hero­ics, his team failed to trou­ble Daiwa Gor­don League, who won the day with a record 40 points from Gar­bolino BVMG on 36, to gain over­all lead by 6 points to 7.

THE Claire House Chil­dren’s Hos­pice fundraiser has rapidly grown from a mod­est 30-peg event into a multi-venue ex­trav­a­ganza over its five-year his­tory, rais­ing a mighty £45,000 along the way.

This year’s match at­tracted 96 en­trants, spread across Ling­mere, Yewtree, More­ton Brick­works and Ellesmere Port, which sup­plied all the top weights, led by Alan De­whurst with 108 lb 10 oz of carp to 3 lb, F1s and ide.

More funds will be raised at the pre­sen­ta­tion night, when the team re­sult will also be re­vealed. Full info for any­one wish­ing to sup­port and par­tic­i­pate in the next event from Colin Cook on 07547 705858.

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