Match News IN BRIEF Yorkshire roach rout
THE top six in the 80-entry BobCo Tackle Yorkshire Winter League’s second round all slid 20 lb-plus of River Ouse roach onto the scales from pegs in a hot section at Chapel Haddesley, led by Paul Burton (Anglers World Holidays) with 200 redfins for 29 lb 4 oz.
Paul fished 8 m whip, groundbait and maggots to pip next peg neighbour Phil Austin (Barlby Village Stores) with 26 lb 4 oz. Top team, with 52 points, was The Glen, who now lead overall, ahead of Tackle 2U and Mirfield.
Four tied at top
FOUR teams – Shakespeare BaitTech, Matrix Dynamite Trentmen, Drennan Leicester, and Sensas Dams and Lock – head the Warwickshire WL, locked on six points apiece after Round Two, on Birmingham’s Soho Loop Canal.
Sensas Black Country topped the day with 27 points, Lee Wright (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) earning individual honours with 8 lb 13 oz of skimmers, roach, perch Lee Wright with and a bonus his winning catch. ‘bar of soap’ tench, on pinkies, punch and redworms, from a peg at Clissold Street.
Nene blows hot & cold
ROUND TWO of the East Midlands Winter League, on the Old Nene at March, in Cambridgeshire, produced blanks at favoured Creek Cottage.
But Browning Hot Rods managed a win with 22 points, helped by
Steve Welford’s 22 lb 8 oz of mixed silver fish and a tench, from end peg near the bypass, to lead overall with 3 points, from Stanjay Gold and Matrix Image on 4 and 5.
Baker rises to top
NIGEL BAKER (Devizes MG) tempted six bream to 5 lb and bits for 29 lb 15 oz to top a 64-entry field on the Bristol Avon from Chippenham to Melksham in Round Two of the Upper Thames WL.
Nigel fished worm at 16 m at Monkton Park to beat Pete Phillips (Matrix Talisman) with 18 lb 6 oz of chub to 4 lb, perch and skimmers.
Winners Daiwa Gordon League share the lead with PI Thatchers.
Jordan Holloway displays one of his biggest carp in his Final victory.