OUR PICK OF THE WEEK
BLUNDELLS FISHERY Oak & Trio Pools rover (29 pegs) The slightly tighter pegging than usual saw weights drop a tad, but 98-2-0 was still needed to win. Liam Wainwright was the man to bring that catch to the scales, using the Method feeder to the island from peg 27 on Trio for F1s and carp to 4lb. Lee Riley attacked the margins and 5m line of peg 19 with pellet, and wasn’t far behind on 95-13-0.
Result: 1 L Wainwright, Leigh Tackle & Bait, 98-2-0; 2 L Riley, Leigh Tackle & Bait, 95-13-0; 3 C Nobel, Stalybridge Angling, 93-7-0; 4 D Howard, Leigh Tackle & Bait, 85-10-0; 5 P Moore, Edgeley Sports, 75-14-0; 6 A Holmes Blundells, 73-15-0. HERONBROOK FISHERIES Bridge, Canal & Match Lakes (45 pegs) The complex is on absolute fire, as Mark Lloyd proved with an incredible 183-8-0 haul. Long pole and pellet from peg 41 on Canal Pool soon had the carp and F1s queuing up. Jake Robinson also scored well with 156-9-0 from Bridge peg 18 to the same tactic.
Result: 1 Mark Lloyd, Newport, 183-8-0; 2 Jake Robinson, Maver Midlands, 156-9-0; 3 T Robinson, Maver Midlands, 133-4-0; 4 J Bracken, Mosella Garbolino, 126-14-0; 5 M Barwell, Maver Gold, 121-5-0; 6 P Brandrick, Manchester, 110-8-0. MILL HOUSE FISHERY Mistral Lake (33 pegs) The tip kept flying round for Alan
Dewhurst as he relied on rod and line tactics for his winning 113-6-0. Bomb and pellet from peg 52 found the Lingmere man carp to 4lb throughout the day.
Result: 1 A Dewhurst, Lingmere, 113-6-0; 2 M Higgins, Maver, 102-8-0; 3 M Halliwell, Bag ’em, 83-0-0; 4 M Muse, Manchester, 59-10-0; 5 P Charnock, Liverpool Dockers, 59-4-0; 6 A Molyneux, Mescar, 55-6-0. PARTRIDGE LAKES OAP & DISABLED (WEDS) Covey Canal Lakes (69 pegs) Midweek turnouts don’t get much better than this, and Kenny Ogden scooped up the top pay packet with an 89-3-0 haul. When the champion drew peg 2 on Covey Canal One he fished down the track and to the far bank for F1s to 3lb, ide and a few carp. Bridesmaid on peg one was Des Greenhough on 68-7-0.
Result: 1 K Ogden, Partridge, 89-3-0; 2 D Greenhough, Partridge, 68-7-0; 3 D Olly, Olly Motors, 61-0-0; 4 S Lee, Partridge, 60-6-0; 5 D Holland, Partridge, 57-7-0; 6 J Warburton, Partridge, 54-0-0. PARTRIDGE LAKES (SUN) Covey 1-5 (74 pegs) There was a three-way duel for the victory, and Wayne Kearney nicked it with 111-2-0. The Tri-Cast angler on peg 18 used pellet in the margins and maggot shallow for F1s, ide and carp. Shaun Cook was second with 108-10-0 taken on meat to the far bank of peg 85. Result: 1 W Kearney, Tri-Cast, 111-2-0; 2 S Cook, Matrix Elton Tackle, 108-10-0; 3 H Billing, Garbolino, 103-11-0; 4 K Gallagher, Highfield Fishery, 100-14-0; 5 J Jones, Garbolino Elton, 80-8-0; 6 D Shaw, Maver North West, 79-8-0. RIVER AIRE CHAMPS (SUN) River Aire, Bradford AA water (92 pegs) There was a brilliant turnout for this annual encounter, and Rob Lee got his name into the history books with 21-8-0. The river fished well in parts and the Leeds man made the most of a good draw, taking nine bream on the groundbait feeder with worm from peg 14 on the Bradfordowned stretch of waterway.
Phil Austin used an identical approach on the next peg to plunder seven fish from the shoal for a 19-6-0 total.
Result: 1 R Lee, Leeds, 21-8-0; 2 P Austin, Barby Stores, 19-6-0; 3 D Grace, Pontefract, 19-4-0; 4 R Gaunt, Leeds, 17-11-0; 5 M Wood, Pontefract, 16-13-0; 6 G Lawrence, Drennan Barnsley, 15-15-0. ROSEMARY WOOD FISHERY Moss Lake (31 pegs) Rotating between two deadly tactics saw Phil Dewhurst home with 76-1-0. Carp to 8lb came to the net from peg 30, with both pellet waggler and straight lead putting a bend in the rod. Every fish was vital as Dave Fairfield was within a whisker of winning and ended up with 75-10-0 from peg 45.
Result: 1 P Dewhurst, Burscough Angling, 76-1-0; 2 D Fairfield, Rosemary Wood MG, 75-10-0; 3 R Meredith, Rosemary Wood MG, 74-13-0; 4 T Hammond, Taskers Tackle, 73-3-0; 5 P Clotworthy, Rosemary Wood MG, 57-0-0; 6 M Robinson, Burscough Angling, 54-12-0 THE OAKS LAKES Ash, Beech & Sycamore (27 pegs) The three waters on this complex are without doubt the North’s best bagging pools at the moment, and Alan Barker needed a mega 388-3-0 to take the win. Pellet short helped him catch carp to 4lb, with second-placed Phil Sellars also in top bagging form as he finished with 333-13-0. Result: 1 A Barker, Oaks, 388-3-0; 2 P Sellars, Woodland Tackle, 333-13-0; 3 C Tidswell, Oaks, 176-2-0.
TYNE CHAMPS (SUN) River Tyne (72 pegs) An all-out silverfish attack saw Karl Robson bag the silverware and a handsome payout. Floatfished maggots helped the Hetton Lyons man bank plenty of roach and dace for 21-3-0. Martin Hope was kept equally busy, but couldn’t quite topple the winner with his 19-6-0 of dace.
Result: 1 K Robson, Hetton Lyons, 21-3-0; 2 M Hope, Northern Angling Ripon, 19-6-0; 3 B Mason, Hetton Lyons, 14-14-0; 4 C Williams, EA Tyne All Stars, 13-11-0; 5 T Adams Colmic Woodlands, 11-10-0; 6 G Skirrey, Mary’s Tackle/ Maver, 11-8-0. WIGAN DAA (SUN) Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Burscough (36 pegs) Hindley Match Group’s Kev Garry found a good stamp of fish sat in his swim and picked them off throughout the event to bag 16-13-4. Plenty of roach fell to caster on the 11m line from peg 677, but it was the 6m line from which he plundered the five quality bream that separated him from the 11-4-8 of runner-up Jim Walker. Result: 1 K Garry, Hindley MG, 16-13-4; 2 J Walker, Bolton, 11-4-8; 3 G Stirratt, Liverpool, 11-2-8; 4 D Trafford, Ted Carter Preston, 8-9-8; 5 J Clayton, Hindley, 7-4-4; 6 K Sharples, Hindley, 7-2-8. WIN ON SILVERS