OUR PICK OF THE WEEK
BLUNDELL’S FISHERY ROVER (SAT) Oak & Trio Pools (31 pegs)
At peg 1 on Trio Pool, Scott Roberts led with 133-1-0 of carp to 4lb and F1s on caster shallow at 9m. Ben Harrison, from Trio peg 37, fished pellet in both margins for 113-8-0 of carp and F1s.
Result: 1 S Roberts, Leigh Tackle & Bait, 133-1-0; 2 B Harrison, Wigan, 113-8-0; 3 K Webster, Trafford Tackle, 91-12-0; 4 R Parker, Warrington Guns & Tackle, 85-3-0; 5 C Noble, Stalybridge Angling Supplies, 63-0-0; 6 P Ryan, Woolston British Legion AC, 61-9-0.
MIRFIELD AC (SAT) Aire & Calder Canal (35 pegs)
Maver man Sean Wright drew the roadside area and worked with maggot over groundbait at 13m to win with 12-6-0 of roach and small skimmers. Mick Wood was second with 12-4-0 of roach and skimmers on feeder and pole with maggot.
Result: 1 S Wright, Maver, 12-6-0; 2 M Wood, Pontefract, 12-4-0; 3 I Bowman, Drennan Barnsley Blacks, 12-2-0; 4 A Beach, Wakefield, 10-8-0; 5 T Rimmer, Wakefield, 9-10-0.
PARTRIDGE LAKES (SUN) Covey Canal Lakes (79 pegs)
In a full house, Lee Rowland piled 130-15-0 on to the scales from peg 105 on Canal 5 for the win. Caster shallow at 7m down the middle took a net of F1s to 2lb. Shaun Cooke used pellet in the margins and over to the far bank at peg 103 to take second with 98-4-0.
Result: 1 L Rowland, Partridge Lakes, 130-15-0; 2 S Cooke, Matrix, 98-4-0; 3 C Dumphy, St Helens Angling, 93-4-0; 4 A Bennett, Daiwa/Guru/Bait-Tech, 90-7-0; 5 A Twist, Matrix Leigh Tackle & Bait, 88-13-0; 6 C Weeder Jnr, St Helens Angling, 87-0-0.
PAUL’S HAPPY LEAGUE (SUN) River Don, Sprotbrough (64 pegs)
On a difficult river, Normanton’s Joe Murray still weighed in 8-450 of roach, perch and skimmers for an easy win off peg 85, where he caught on stick float and maggot. Second-placed Craig Singleton had 4-4-80 of roach and skimmers from peg 93 on maggot at 14m and 16m.
Result: 1 J Murray, Normanton, 8-450; 2 C Singleton, Sensas North, 4-480; 3 R Schindler, Tri-Cast Calder, 4-030; 4 P Slack, Sensas North, 3-760; jt5 I Bowman, Hull and M Bower, Browning Ossett, both 3-600.
A Division teams: 1 Sensas North, 48pts; 2 Hull, 44; 3 Daiwa Dons, 42. B Division teams: 1 Tri-Cast Calder, 33pts; jt2 Normanton and Sensas Walton, both 31.
RIVER CALDER CHAMPS (SUN) River Calder, Mirfield (75 pegs)
The 2016 champ is Craig Turbitt. The Tackle 2U river regular weighed in 13-11-0 of roach and perch from Calder Road on waggler and maggot. Darren Taylor got closest to him with 10-8-0 of roach and grayling on stick float and maggot from his peg at Lilands Farm.
Result: 1 C Turbitt, Tackle 2U, 13-11-0; 2 D Taylor, Knaresborough, 10-8-0; 3 S Clegg, Saints, 10-6-0; 4 B Clark, Barnsley, 9-15-0; 5 N Chaffer, Mirfield Willy Worms, 9-10-0; 6 P McMillan, Matrix Halifax, 9-8-0.
ST HELENS AA (SAT) Carr Mill Dam (38 pegs)
Weights were down on recent weeks but St Helens Angling-backed Mick Birkhill took 23-4-0 of skimmers and a few bream on groundbait feeder and worm from peg 82. On the next peg Martin Ormrod took second with 20-1-0 of skimmers and bream on feeder and worm.
Result: 1 M Birkhill, St Helens Angling, 23-4-0; 2 M Ormrod, Bolton, 20-1-0; 3 B Thellwell, St Helens, 19-14-0; 4 S Clegg, Saints, 19-8-0; 5 D Rigby, St Helens, 17-1-0; 6 S Fletcher, St Helens, 16-11-0.
STEVE EVANS MEMORIAL FESTIVAL (SAT & SUN) River Swale, Scruton (36 pegs)
Northallerton match organiser Kevin Weighell took this two-day
event with five points to lift the silverware, but he didn’t win either match. York rod Craig Robinson took day one with 19-8-0 of chub on bomb and wasp grub. Dave Robson of Selby won Sunday’s tussle with 19-2-0 of chub on bomb and caster.
Day one result: 1 C Robinson, York, 19-8-0; 2 M Mossman, Washington, 13-14-0; 3 P Kozyra, York, 13-6-0; 4 P Adams, RSPS, 12-4-0.
Day two result: 1 D Robson, Selby, 19-2-0; 2 N Smith, Aireborough, 16-15-0; 3 M Prudhoe, Washington, 16-8-0; 4 K Weighell, DH Angling, 14-3-0.
Overall result: 1 K Weighell, DH Angling 5pts; 2 N Smith, Aireborough, 6 (weight); 3 A Scaife, Parklands, 6; 4 M Mossman, Washington, 8 (weight); 5 J Hardcastle, Northallerton, 8.
STUART CAMPBELL MEMORIAL (SAT) Calder & Hebble Canal, Dewsbury (45 pegs)
Roach, dace and chublets won this for Steve Crossley. The Maver NW man was drawn on peg 85 and fished maggot on the 8m and 14m pole lines for 8-9-0 at the scales. Roach, skimmers and a bonus 1lb 8oz tench saw Warren McLeavey into second with 5-14-0 off peg 40, where he caught on caster fished at 8m and 14m.
Result: 1 S Crossley, Maver NW, 8-9-0; 2 W McLeavey, Tri-Cast Calder, 5-14-0; 3 C Roberts, Matrix Halifax, 5-10-8; 4 S Wain, Maver NW, 5-7-0; 5 C Storey, Matrix Halifax, 5-6-0; 6 J Verbruggen, Maver NW, 5-5-8.
WIGAN DAA (SAT) Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Burscough Slipway (30 pegs)
Drawing on the short length, Lancs MG man Mark Rimmer found skimmers to 10oz, plus roach, for 6-6-4 on breadpunch at 11m. Match organiser Shaun Wharton followed in second with 6-4-0 of roach on punch and hemp.
Result: 1 M Rimmer, Lancs MG, 6-6-4; 2 S Wharton, Wigan Angling Centre, 6-4-0; 3 D Fairhurst, Gidlow Angling, 5-9-0; 4 D Martin, Wigan MG, 5-6-8; 5 D Benson, Chorley, 4-14-12; 6 K Blurton, Maver NW, 4-11-4.
WIGAN MG AUTUMN TEAMS OF FOUR (SUN) Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Heaton’s Bridge (64 pegs)
Wigan MG Green opened their campaign in winning fashion as they totalled five points to get four in front of Sensas NW Black. They also had the individual winner in Matt Glover. He was pegged on the end of the Red Lion section, where hemp at 13m gave him roach backed up by two eels for 3lb on worm fished down the track for 10-6-8. Chris Birchall took second with 8-8-0.
Result: 1 M Glover, Wigan MG Green, 10-6-8; 2 C Birchall, Wigan MG Green, 8-8-0; 3 R Yates, Ted Carter Preston Blue, 7-12-0; 4 W Kearney, Tri-Cast Rochdale Red, 7-8-15; 5 D Denton, Ted Carter Preston White, 7-3-2.
Teams: 1 Wigan MG Green, 5pts; 2 Sensas NW Black, 9; 3 Ted Carter Preston Blue, 10; 4 Wigan MG Blue, 12; 5 Tri-Cast Rochdale Red, 14.