OUR PICK OF THE WEEK
ANGLING TRUST EASTERN WINTER LEAGUE (SUN) Selby Canal (40 pegs)
This final round saw Drennan Barnsley Blacks crowned champions with ease. Second on the day behind Browning Ossett saw them finish on eight points, six ahead of Ossett. Top rod, Barnsley’s Dave Brooks Junior, found perch on chopped worm and maggot fished at 11m and 6m for 5-6-0. Perch also formed the bulk of Mick Lodge’s 5-2-0 net taken on worm and maggot.
Result: 1 D Brooks Jnr, Drennan Barnsley Blacks, 5-6-0; 2 M Lodge, Browning Ossett, 5-2-0; 3 N Crooks, Browning Ossett, 5-1-0; 4 M Wainwright, Browning Ossett, 4-14-0.
Teams: 1 Browning Ossett, 13pts; 2 Drennan Barnsley Blacks, 19; 3 Mosella Selby, 33 (section countback); 4 Sensas North, 33.
Final league: 1 Drennan Barnsley Blacks, 8pts; 2 Browning Ossett, 14; 3 Sensas North, 16; 4 Mosella Selby, 26.
ANGLING TRUST HERONBROOK FISHERIES WINTER LEAGUE (SUN) Canal, Bridge, Meadow & Match Pools (56 pegs)
Victory for Maver Midlands saw them go two points clear of Drennan NW. Maver Gold took second on the day and had the best weight in Alex Hulme’s 126-6-0 from peg 19 on the Match Lake, where he found carp and F1s on maggot at 14.5m. Ade Cattell was second on 112-14-0.
Result: 1 A Hulme, Maver Gold, 126-6-0; 2 A Cattell, Browning Lifestyle, 112-14-0; 3 D White, Maver Midlands, 94-15-0; 4 J Myatt, Heronbrook, 90-9-0; 5 S Conroy, Drennan NW, 88-4-0; 6 A King, Maver Gold, 46-14-0.
Teams: 1 Maver Midlands, 19pts; 2 Maver Gold, 22; 3 Drennan NW, 28; 4 Browning Lifestyle, 29; 5 Kenny’s Boys, 37; 6 Heronbrook Gold, 38.
League: 1 Maver Midlands, 4pts; 2 Drennan NW, 6; 3 Maver Gold, 11; 4 Browning Lifestyle, 14; 5 Kenny’s Boys, 14; 6 Heronbrook Red, 17.
ANGLING TRUST NORTH EAST WINTER LEAGUE (SUN) River Tees, Yarm (70 pegs)
There’s still all to play for in this league as just one point divides leaders Mosella Quaker from Maver NE and Colmic Woodlands in joint second. The Maver men won the day with 58 points, led by Graham Lowry, who took the match with 19-9-0 of dace and chub from peg 86 above Yarm town, where he fished stick float and waggler with maggot. Jonny Maddison, of Quaker, pole fished worm and maggot from peg 182 to finish second with 16-11-0 of roach, perch and dace.
Result: 1 G Lowry, Maver NE, 19-9-0; 2 J Maddison, Mosella Quaker, 16-11-0; 3 B Percival, Maver NE, 11-12-0; 4 P Stevenson, Yarm, 10-10-0; 5 J Newton, Mosella Quaker, 10-5-0.
Teams: 1 Maver NE, 58pts; 2 Mosella Quaker, 54; 3 Darlington Angling Centre, 39; 4 Colmic Woodlands, 38; 5 Cleveland Angling Centre, 33; 6 Yarm, 30.
League: 1 Mosella Quaker, 10pts; jt2 Maver NE and Colmic Woodlands, both 11; 4 Darlington Angling Centre, 12; 5 Cleveland Angling Centre, 17; 6 Yarm, 23.
ANGLING TRUST WIGAN WINTER LEAGUE (SUN) Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Saracen’s Head (112 pegs)
The biggest league of the event got under way on the Saracen’s Head section, and victory went to Ted Carter Preston with 36 points, four in front of Wigan MG. Top rod was Hindley MG’s Lawrence Clayton with 10-15-5 of skimmers and roach on breadpunch fished at 13m. Sean Birchall also fished punch on the long pole to clinch second with 8-9-0 of roach and skimmers.
Result: 1 L Clayton, Hindley MG, 10-15-5; 2 S Birchall, Sensas NW, 8-9-0; 3 R Gardom, Wigan MG, 8-0-3; 4 G Mortimer, Tri-Cast Rochdale Black, 7-15-12; 5 M Glover, Wigan MG, 6-14-5.
Teams: 1 Ted Carter Preston, 36pts; 2 Wigan MG, 40; 3 Tri-Cast Rochdale Black, 46; 4 Saints, 52; 5 Liverpool AS, 54; 6 Sensas NW, 56.
MIRFIELD AC (SAT) Aire & Calder Canal, Whitley & Heck (42 pegs)
Short-range tactics won the day for Dave Armitage as the Cleckheaton angler drew peg 7 on the Whitley section and found roach to 6oz using maggot over groundbait at 6m to take 13-6-0. Dave Grace also found roach for second place with 11-10-0.
Result: 1 D Armitage, Cleckheaton, 13-6-0; 2 D Grace, Pontefract, 11-10-0; 3 P Barron, Tackle 2U, 11-0-0; 4 G Bass, Bradford, 10-12-0; 5 R Jackson, Maver NW, 10-0-0.
MIRFIELD AC (SUN) River Calder (50 pegs)
It was the turn of the river for Sunday’s open and weights were good, with Chris Burton topping the shop on 18-13-0. The
Tadcaster rod took roach on stick float and maggot from his peg on the Mexborough Estate section, relegating Craig Turbitt into second with 15-10-0 of roach from the same area.
Result: 1 C Burton, Tadcaster, 18-13-0; 2 C Turbitt, Tackle 2U, 15-10-0; 3 P Clark, Mirfield Willy Worms, 15-8-0; 4 M Hughes, Tadcaster, 13-14-0; 5 A Miller, Tackle 2U, 13-12-0; 6 D Armitage, Cleckheaton, 11-10-0.
PARTRIDGE LAKES TEAMS OF FOUR WINTER LEAGUE (SUN) Covey Canal, Willow, Piper, Ribbon, Marsh & Spey Canal Lakes (80 pegs)
It was another busy day at Partridge on Sunday with the opening round of this league, won by Tri-Cast with six points, three in front of Patricroft AC. Garbolino Elton supplied the top two anglers, Steve Parry winning with 92-7-0 of F1s at peg 24 on the Piper Canal, where he fished bread and pellet across at 12m, and Colin Scott, on peg 169 of Canal 5, taking 44-12-0 of F1s on maggot fished at 11m for second.
Result: 1 S Parry, Garbolino Elton, 92-7-0; 2 C Scott, Garbolino Elton, 44-12-0; 3 A Nelson, St Helens Paul Forber, 43-12-0; 4 P Coyle, Garbolino Select, 42-12-0; 5 B Pope, Mosella NW Black, 41-1-0; 6 A Foster, Weekend Warriors, 39-10-0.
Teams: 1 Tri-Cast, 6pts; 2 Patricroft AC, 9; jt3 Garbolino Elton, Garbolino Select, Matrix Leigh Tackle & Bait and PNS Team, all 10.
RIVER ANCHOLME CHAMPIONSHIP (SUN) River Ancholme (41 pegs)
Dean Smith was crowned champion after the Colmic man found the perch at peg 5 on the Broughton section to weigh in 13-2-0. Chopped worm and caster fished at 12m and 6m gave him a
net of fish to 10oz, second going to Lee Grimbelby with 12-8-0 of perch on worm and maggot.
Result: 1 D Smith, Colmic, 13-2-0; 2 L Grimbleby, Scunthorpe Dynamite Baits, 12-8-0; 3 B Howgate, Hull DAA, 11-2-0; 4 N Watson, Louth, 9-0-0; 5 D Lloyd, Scunthorpe, 8-12-0; jt6 A Dyer, Lincs County and T Moroz, Chesterfield, both 8-7-0.
STEVE ROBERTS MEMORIAL (SUN) River Tyne (48 pegs)
Despite the cold, the Tyne produced a reasonable match for this memorial event. Nottinghamshire angler Stu Raynor made the trip up north pay off as the Matchman Supplies rod won with 10-2-0 of dace at peg 38, where he caught on stick float and maggot tactics. The same approach on peg 25 saw Big Waters man Andy Bell finish second, just 2oz behind, with 10-0-0 of dace. Result: 1 S Raynor, Matchman Supplies, 10-2-0; 2 A Bell, Big Waters, 10-0-0; 3 R Newton, Cleveland Angling Centre, 9-3-0; 4 B Leonard, Bradford, 9-2-0; 5 M Bradley, Durham, 7-4-0; 6 T Richardson, Newcastle, 6-4-0.
WIGAN DAA (SAT) Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Parbold (41 pegs)
Saturday’s open drew another healthy crowd and they saw Wigan MG ace Carl Blurton claim his third win in a row. His draw on the flats section produced 4-0-12 of small roach, over 120 in all, taken on breadpunch fished at 12m. Second place went to Kevin Garry, of Hindley MG, with 3-12-4 of small roach, also on punch. Result: 1 C Blurton, Wigan MG, 4-0-12; 2 K Garry, Hindley MG, 3-12-4; 3 D McGuinn, Tri-Cast Rochdale, 3-3-8; 4 J Leeds, Tri-Cast Rochdale, 2-15-0; 5 D Edgerley, Wigan MG, 2-8-4; 6 J Clayton Hindley MG, 2-2-0.