TWO BLACK COUN­TRY LADS SHINE

Easy win on points af­ter con­sis­tent per­for­mance

Angling Times (UK) - - MIDLANDS - Staffs/Worces­ter Canal, Penkridge (144 pegs)

ANGLING TRUST/CANAL & RIVER TRUST CANAL PAIRS CHAM­PI­ONSHIPS FINAL (SAT)

THIS final drew 72 pairs from qual­i­fiers around the UK, all fish­ing for the big prize.

That went the way of Sen­sas Black Coun­try duo Steve Dud­ley and Si­mon Nick­less, just months af­ter they helped their side win the Di­vi­sion Two Na­tional.

Steve and Si­mon scored a com­bined 140 points to fin­ish 13 in front of Rob and Paul

Dur­rant. Steve weighed in 8-500 to score 72 points, while Si­mon took 4-460 for 68 points. Steve drew peg A48, a good peg be­low the wood, while Si­mon ended up in a bay at peg B60 be­hind the moat house – an­other de­cent peg but time would tell!

Skim­mers were Steve’s tar­get and he caught them to 12oz on pinkie and squatt fished over ground­bait with minced worms, dead pinkies and squatts. Si­mon had roach and skim­mers on pinkie and caster at 6m be­fore go­ing out to 14m when the shorter line slowed.

In­di­vid­ual re­sult: 1 P Dur­rant, Maver Cole­man’s Bait & Tackle/Match­pack, 11-170; 2 S Dud­ley, Sen­sas Black Coun­try, 8-500; 3 M Mars­den, De­vizes MG, 7-520; 4 A Cur­less, Pre­ston In­no­va­tions Black Horse, 7-400; 5 S Preece, Drennan NW, 5-900; 6 J Evans, Brown­ing West Mid­lands, 5-890.

Pairs re­sult: 1 S Dud­ley and S Nick­less, both Sen­sas Black Coun­try, 140pts; 2 P Dur­rant and R Dur­rant, both Maver Cole­man’s Bait & Tackle/Match­pack, 127; 3 L Wal­dron and M Gorry, both Pel­ham, 115; 4 C Browne, Daine­gan AC and P Hold­ing, 114; 5 S Bird and D Traf­ford, both Ted Carter Pre­ston, 113; 6 W Kear­ney, Tri-Cast Rochdale and D Shaw, Maver NW, 112.

Steve and Si­mon, Canal Pairs win­ners.

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