OUR PICK OF THE WEEK DRENNAN COORS AC (SUN)
ANGLING TRUST RIVERFEST QUALIFIER (SUN)
River Nene, Peterborough (47 pegs) Local rod Graham Welton made it into the final with 18-10-0 of skimmers, perch and a couple of bream, fishing long pole with chopped worm and caster from peg 50. Another mixed bag on worm and caster saw Dave Beecroft into second at peg 60 with 17-5-0. Joining Graham in the final are zone winners Jon Means and Stuart Northrop.
Result: 1 G Welton, RAF, 18-10-0; 2 D Beecroft, Littleport, 17-5-0; 3 D Jones, 13-1-0; 4 J Means, Peterborough DAA, 12-14-0; 5 P Jayes, Leicester, 12-8-0; 6 S Plant, Notts, 11-1-0. Qualifiers: J Means, S Northrop and G Welton
BARFORD AA (SAT)
Warks Avon, Barford (30 pegs) In-form Paul Caswell won his second match of the week on the river with 28-5-0 made up of seven chub and around 200 dace and roach on whip and waggler with maggot from a swim above Barford Bridge. Second-placed Colin Talbot on peg 62 used the same tactics for 20-11-0.
Result: 1 P Caswell, Sensas WB Clarke, 28-5-0; 2 C Talbot, Match Box, 20-11-0; jt3 M Hamilton, Barford AA and L Ashby, Banbury, both 14-6-0; jt5 P King, Sensas Portway and C Harrison, Attleborough, both 13-0-0.
BOLAND GROUNDBAITS RIVER YARE CHAMPIONSHIPS (SUN)
River Yare, Langley – Claxton (48 pegs) Preston Innovations man Dave Reeve lifted the silverware from peg 46, taking 28-2-0 of fish to well over 1lb on long pole and maggot or caster. Team-mate Will Freeman was next at peg 95 with 21-6-0 of roach, opting for the feeder with maggot.
Result: 1 D Reeve, Preston Innovations, 28-2-0; 2 W Freeman, Preston Innovations, 21-6-0; 3 T Anderson, Daiwa Angling Direct, 18-8-0; 4 T Gibbons, Norwich DAA, 17-10-0; 5 J Taylor, Sensas Mark One, 15-8-0; 6 P Abbott, Deben, 15-2-0.
DAIWA HALLCROFT FISHERY (SUN)
Moat Pool (38 pegs) After taking a massive weight earlier in the week, Andy Whitehouse won Sunday’s open with 204-6-0 from peg 53 on the outer. The Scunthorpe man fished long pole and pellet shallow for carp to 11lb. Steve Clark on peg 2 was just a carp adrift on 203-8-0 of fish to 9lb plus skimmers on long pole and bomb with pellet.
Result: 1 A Whitehouse, Scunthorpe, 204-6-0; 2 S Clark, Mansfield, 203-8-0; 3 P Miles, Rotherham, 173-5-0; 4 P Elliott, Leegem Angling, 165-2-0; 5 N Stones, Daiwa Hallcroft, 124-0-0; 6 S Marshall, Leegem Angling, 122-6-0. River Trent, Burton-on-Trent (55 pegs) A rising Trent fished well and top weight went to John Harper with 13-7-0 off peg 30. John caught quality roach and dace, first on the whip and later on waggler with maggot. Second was Adey Reynolds with 12-8-0 from peg 15 on Sherratt’s, mainly roach on maggot and hemp at 14.5m.
Result: 1 J Harper, Coors AC, 13-7-0; 2 A Reynolds, Quorn, 12-8-0; 3 S Powlowski, Shakespeare Bait-Tech, 12-2-0; 4 T Bunting, Quorn, 11-10-0; 5 M Halksworth, DH Angling, 11-4-0.
HOOKED FOR HEROES (SAT)
Larford Lakes, Match & Specimen Lakes (45 pegs) SPRO rod Perry Stone topped this charity event with 159-5-0 off peg 32 on the Match Lake, fishing Method feeder and pellet and then pellet in the edge to net carp and a few F1s. Second was Sam Sharrock with 143-13-0 off peg 18 on the Specimen Lake, carp and skimmers on bomb and pellet.
Result: 1 P Stone, SPRO, 159-5-0; 2 S Sharrock, Leigh Tackle & Bait, 143-13-0; 3 P Cook, Frenzee, 97-8-0; 4 R Lawson, Matrix Total Angling, 94-15-0; 5 M Blackmore, Garbolino, 79-11-0; 6 B Clark, Colmic, 79-3-0.
NISA FEEDERMASTERS SERIES (SAT)
River Yare, Langley - Claxton (68 pegs) Drawing the same peg 114 he won off the week before, Rodney Finch gave a repeat performance with 22-8-0 of skimmers and a few bream on groundbait feeder with worm and caster. Wayne Anderson was second with 20-8-0 of the same on the feeder at peg 98.
Result: 1 R Finch, Deben, 22-8-0; 2 W Anderson, Daiwa Angling Direct, 20-8-0; 3 S Newman, Daiwa Angling Direct, 18-12-0; 4 M Murdoch, SPRO, 18-4-0; 5 M Haverson, Daiwa Angling Direct, 17-4-0; 6 J Coote, Coleman’s Bait & Tackle, 16-6-0.
PRESTON INNOVATIONS FEEDERMASTERS QUALIFIER (SUN)
River Trent, Holme Marsh (55 pegs) Matt Grindle won this with 54-6-0 of bream and skimmers off peg 32 as the fancied early numbers failing to produce. The Gloucester angler fished groundbait feeder and worm. Result: 1 M Grindle, Gloucester, 54-6-0; 2 R Wood, Derby, 26-15-0; jt3 J Mills, Worksop and J Whitehouse, Sensas North, both 11-8-0; 5 S Fry, Garbolino, 9-0-0; 6 A Henry, Shimano/Dynamite Baits, 8-7-0. Qualifiers: M Grindle, J Mills and J Whitehouse
STARLETS PACKINGTON SOMERS VETS (TUES)
Molands Mere & Little Geary’s Pools (51 pegs) Little Geary’s Pool produced the top three and John Lowe won off peg 25 with 72-14-0 of F1s and a
few carp on the pellet waggler. Ray Durrant at peg 11 took second on similar tactics with 60-0-0.
Result: 1 J Lowe, Tornadoes AC, 72-14-0; 2 R Durrant, Packington Vets, 60-0-0; 3 R Quinney, Packington, 56-13-0; 4 R Savage, Lane’s Bait, 54-6-0.
TUNNEL BARN FARM VETS (THURS)
High, Canal & Extension Pools (70 pegs) Steve Johnson led the way at High Pool peg 46, taking F1s to 2lb on pellet shallow down the middle at 6m for 155-1-0.
Result: 1 S Johnson, Tunnel Barn Farm Vets, 155-1-0; 2 S Stokes, Tunnel Barn Farm Vets, 109-5-0; 3 D Atkins, Tunnel Barn Farm Vets, 107-3-0; 4 I Mills, Tunnel Barn Farm Vets, 101-13-0; 5 M Davies, Tunnel Barn Farm Vets, 99-10-0; 6 D Kingerlee, Tunnel Barn Farm Vets, 99-9-0.
WESTWOOD LAKES OVER 50s (THURS)
Falcon Lake (36 pegs) This prolific lake was in top form, venue regular Mick Stamp winning with 229-4-0 of F1s to 2lb from peg 26 where he caught on pellet shallow at 5m. Rick Tweddle on peg 46 was second with 161-8-0 of F1s.
Result: 1 M Stamp, Preston Innovations, 229-4-0; 2 R Tweddle, Westwood Lakes, 161-8-0; 3 J Kedzierski, Westwood Lakes, 152-8-0; 4 J Gooden, Westwood Glamour Boys, 142-6-0.