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Glouces­ter Canal Champs crown for Jon

THE top three in the an­nual Glouces­ter Canal Cham­pi­onships, fished this year by a highly cred­itable field of 48 an­glers, drew within four pegs of each other in the bream hotspot at Netheridge.

Jon Tock­nell (Sen­sas Lobby’s) lifted the cov­eted tro­phy and pock­eted the lion’s share of pools money with 20 lb 6 oz of bream to ground­bait feeder and mag­got at peg 62.

Next door at 61, Neil Richards (Daiwa Gor­don League) opted for pole and blood­worm tac­tics but came up just short with 18 lb 12 oz of bream and roach.

Andy Rich­ings (Sen­sas Lob­bys) slot­ted in third with 16 lb 1 oz of feeder-tempted bream at peg 59.

Dy­na­mite wiz­ardry

VIC­TORY in the fi­nal Wigston AS Dy­na­mite Canal League round clinched the ti­tle for Gra­ham ‘Squatt Wiz­ard’ Smith (Pre­ston In­no­va­tions Black Horse) on the boats/swing­bridge sec­tion of the Grand Union at Lough­bor­ough, Le­ices­ter­shire.

Gra­ham’s 4 lb 12 oz com­prised of 50 roach to bread punch and a brace of bonus perch on lob­worm, leav­ing host club man Paul Tay­lor sec­ond with 3 lb 15 oz of bleak and a net perch. Gra­ham ‘Wiz­ard’ Smith was star man in the Wigston League.

With each an­gler drop­ping their worst re­sult of five rounds, The Wiz­ard emerged top with 5 points, ahead of Tom Pringle (Wigston AS) on 6.

£300+ char­ity cheer

A FAN­TAS­TIC £304 was raised for lung can­cer re­search at the 2018 Bob War­den Memo­rial Open, fished by 22 an­glers on the Ken­net and Avon Canal at Bath.

Glenn Bailey picked up the Bob War­den Memo­rial tro­phy from Bob’s fam­ily mem­bers Lee and Leighton War­den.

Richard Howard on new Dy­na­mite baits in p.45.

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