OUR PICK OF THE WEEK
ADAM JAFFA MEMORIAL (SUN) River Calder (45 pegs) This is widely considered as one of the region’s finest rivers and it showed why with a number of double-figure catches. Regular winner Dave Pollitt once again did the business, this time with 14-4-0 on the stick float from his peg at Sands Lane. Nick Chaffer came second with 13-10-0 taken on the waggler and maggot.
Result: 1 D Pollitt, Mirfield Willy Worms, 14-4-0; 2 N Chaffer, Mirfield Willy Worms, 13-10-0; 3 K Hobson, Barnsley, 13-3-0; 4 D Ray, Notts, 12-4-0; 5 A Smith, Oldham, 10-9-0; 6 A Benstead, Pontefract, 10-4-0. BANNISTER HOUSE FISHERY Match Canal (39 pegs) It was a tough call who had won, but once the maths had been done Matthew Goulding was named winner.The Matrix Leigh Tackle man drew peg 64 and worked with maggot over roundbait in the edge for 96-12-0 of carp to 8lb.
Result: 1 M Goulding, Matrix Leigh Tackle, 96-12-0; 2 C Durrant, Ted Carter Preston, 93-4-0; 3 S Shepherd, Ted Carter Preston, 90-4-0; 4 F Yardley, Ted Carter Preston, 82-4-0; 5 P Bottomley, Coppell Angling, 74-8-0; 6 S Mitchell, 59-0-0. BLUNDELLS FISHERY All lakes rover (48 pegs) Mark Lucas made it look easy as he won with 142-0-0. Having chosen peg 47 on Trio Pool, the Mosella-backed angler used caster shallow just 6m out for F1s, carp and a few silvers. Andy Pickles used maggot down the edge and pellet on the short pole from peg 41 for 108-14-0.
Result: 1 M Lucas, Mosella, 142-0-0; 2 A Pickles, Izaak Walton, 108-14-0; 3 M Hassell, Stalybridge Angling, 92-13-0; 4 L Clancy, Leigh Tackle & Bait, 89-7-0; 5 A Howarth, Leigh Tackle & Bait, 87-7-0; 6 C Hibbs, Leigh Tackle & Bait, 84-8-0. LINGMERE FISHERY (WEDS) Match and Pleasure Lakes (32 pegs) Phil Barwell was the man who broke the triple-figure barrier with 113-9-0. Drawn on peg 26, the Widnes Matrix man had a shoal of F1s up in the water. He picked them off using caster 12ins deep.
Result: 1 P Barwell, Widnes Matrix, 113-9-0; 2 P Shannon, Lingmere, 89-15-0; 3 M Greasley, Lingmere, 79-5-0; 4 J Swain, Lingmere, 72-4-0. MEADOW VIEW FISHERIES Lark Pool (36 pegs) The high turn-out meant the lake didn’t fish to its full potential, with Shaun Woodward needing just 360-0 to win. A patient approach in the margins from peg 10 paid off for the Trafford Tackle & Bait man, with carp to 7lb and the occasional skimmer.
Result: 1 S Woodward, Trafford Tackle & Bait, 36-0-0; 2 B Davies, Deeside Tackle, 34-4-0; 3 J Maiden, Home Guard, 31-6-0; 4 B Dowd, Home Guard, 24-10-0. MIRFIELD AA Aire & Calder Canal, Mirfield (40 pegs) Put Dave Armitage on a good peg and he rarely wastes it and that trend was certainly adhered to in this match with his 23-4-0 win. The Cleckheaton rod, on peg 39, used the groundbait feeder and the waggler for nine skimmers and some quality perch.
Result: 1 D Armitage, Cleckheaton, 23-4-0; 2 S Haigh, Anglers World, 22-8-0; 3 J Sorokin, Barby Stores, 17-10-0; 4 A Denny, Barnsley, 14-12-0; 5 A Barron, Tackle 2U, 13-12-0; 6 C Turbitt, Tackle 2U, 12-10-0. PARTRIDGE LAKES Covey Canal Lakes (76 pegs) Once again, the complex attracted one of the best turnouts of the day and it was Neil Dimmock who won with 115-0-0. The Stoke-on-Trent angler drew peg 130 and used caster shallow to net ide and F1s to 3lb. Sam Bates also used caster shallow, but also caught on pellet tight to the far bank of peg 25 for 110-2-0 and second spot.
Result: 1 N Dimmock, Stoke-on-Trent, 115-0-0; 2 S Bates, Stoke on Trent, 110-2-0; 3 C Mayo, Drennan North West, 104-15-0; 4 C Ebbrell, Tri Cast Highfield, 100-2-0; 5 P Jones, Partridge Lakes, 99-15-0; 6 J Jones, Garbolino Elton, 94-12-0. ROSEMARY WOOD FISHERY Moss Lake (31 pegs) Phil Dewhurst won this event by the skin of his teeth with 90-14-0. Both the Method feeder and straight lead with pellet produced a response from peg 23 with carp to 6lb.
Result: 1 P Dewhurst, Burscough Angling, 90-14-0; 2 G Simm, Rosemary Wood MG, 89-7-0; 3 D Quinn, Rosemary Wood MG, 72-15-0; 4 S Holmes, Widnes Angling, 59-10-0; 5 C Davies, Widnes Angling, 57-2-0;. THE OAKS LAKES Ash, Beech & Sycamore Lakes (38 pegs) These match lakes continue to go from strength to strength – and Phil Sellars required a colossal 317-14-0 to win. Getting the fish to feed close to the bank would be vital if the Woodland Tackle
man wanted to put together a big weight. He did that from peg 15 on Sycamore using paste at 5m and in the margins.
Result: 1 P Sellars, Woodland Tackle, 317-14-0; 2 A Barker, Oaks, 287-10-0; 3 A Nelson, Mosella Quaker, 283-1-0; 4 R Harper, Mosella Quaker, 259-3-0; 5 C Kendal, Middy, 256-8-0; 6 D Bennett, Oaks, 254-14-0. WOODLAND LAKES Curlew, Kestrel, Partridge & Wagtail Lakes (40 pegs) The carp continue to pack on the pounds – and Peter Thompson included double-figure specimens in his 155-0-0. Using pellet down the edge on peg 25 on Partridge, the Colmic Woodland angler caught 25 lumps, with the best over 15lb. Pete Bainbridge wasn’t far off the pace and settled for second with 145-14-0.
Result: 1 P Thompson, Colmic Woodland, 155-0-0; 2 P Bainbridge, Matrix Halifax, 145-14-0; 3 J Kendal, Willy Worms, 144-8-0; 4 C Pritchard, Colmic Woodland, 135-8-0; 5 D Hudson, Colmic Woodland, 125-14-0.