Angling Trust Tunnel Barn Farm Winter League (round five)
Extension, House & New Pools (50 pegs)
Although the league placings were not to hand when reported, there is little doubt that by winning this fifth round contest Chamber’s Champs have extended their lead at the top and look likely winners with one match remaining. Ian Giddings was best of the winning side on the day with 52-3-0 of F1 hybrids taken on pellet from peg 30 on the House Pool but that was only good enough for second, beaten by Maver’s Adam Rumble, his 54-0-0 including F1s, roach and skimmers which he caught using bronze maggot at 6m into the central channel of peg 44 on the New Pool.
Result: 1 A Rumble, Maver, 54-10-0; 2 I Giddings, Chamber’s Champs, 52-3-0; 3 M Williams, Mosella, 48-14-0; 4 S Ringer, Chamber’s Champs, 46-10-0.
Teams: 1 Chamber’s Champs 27pts; 2 Maver 28; 3 Kingfisher 30; 4 Phoenix 32.
Bag ‘Em Baits Individual Silverfish League
Dog Lane Fishery (31 pegs)
The week had seen some very cold snaps down to minus 5 degrees and ice was still on the lake as anglers set up and many found the going tough as the water had dropped its colour and the bottom could be seen out to 6m! Most opted to sit it out for a big perch or an Orfe and the winner came from peg 19 where Keith Taylor used breadpunch for 4-8-0 of roach, pipping Roger Atkins at peg 28 by a little over 4oz. Roger’s catch consisted of a 2lb Orfe backed by roach.
Result: 1 K Taylor, Bag ‘Em Baits, 4-8-0; 2 R Atkins, Dog Lane Fishery, 4-3-8; 3 S Potter, Daventry AC, 4-1-0.
Barford AA Winter League (Sat)
Warks Avon (60 pegs)
Sensas Portway are the new champions and they signed off in style as Paul King netted the top weight of the day with his 12-3-0 of chub, while the WB Clarke side had the consolation of topping the final days team sheet. Winner Paul alternated between waggler and feeder with bronze maggot on the hook from peg 86 below Barford, landing six chub in total. Runner-up Ian Lillystone landed the best fish of the day, his bronze maggot feeder accounting for a barbel of 10lb 6oz which added to a couple of small dace gave him a total of 11-2-0.
Result: 1 P King, Sensas Portway, 12-3-0; 2 I Lillystone, Bailey’s Porto, 11-2-0; 3 H Kaye, Quorn Van Den Eynde, 10-1-0; 4 G Garnish, Matchbox, 8-9-0.
Teams: 1 WB Clarke, 21; 2 Matchbox 25; 3 Lanes Bait, 27; 4 Sensas Portway, 28.
League: 1 Sensas Portway, 151pts; 2 Quorn Van Den Eynde, 164; 3 WB Clarke, 167; 4 Shakespeare, 181; 5 Barford AA, 198; 6 Matchbox, 207.
Maver Classic Qualifier (Sun)
Maver Larford Lakes, Specimen Lake (31 pegs)
Awashima will be represented in the big money May final after their man Chris Shepherd bagged a win and the latest qualifying place with 28-7-0 of skimmers and roach taken on pellet fished at 13m from peg 29 on the burr bank. Not surprisingly second-placed Ray Lamb used the same tactics as the winner from the next peg and he finished with 27-14-0 of skimmers and roach.
Result: 1 C Shepherd, Awashima, 28-7-0; 2 R Lamb, King William, 27-14-0; 3 D Powell, Portobello, 26-13-0; 4 S Mayo, Maver, 25-1-0.
Packington Somers Fur & Feather (Sun)
All lakes (100 pegs)
Johnny Johnson ensured a spirited Christmas this year when he not only pocketed the winnings of £130 but also walked off with six bottles of plonk including whiskey, rum, vodka, and brandy all courtesy of a 20-2-0 net of five carp that took his popped up breadpunch fished on the straight lead cast along the end banking from his peg 1 draw on the Molands Mere Pool. Lee Richards landed 11 fish from peg 42 by scarecrow point on Molands Mere to finish second with 11-14-0, crucians, F1 hybrids and skimmers taking his pellet baits fished at 13m.
Result: 1 J Johnson, Young’s/Tunnel Barn Farm, 20-2-0; 2 L Richards, Packington, 11-14-0; 3 J Birchell, Packington, 10-6-0; jt4 S Arnold, Talk Angling and M Summers, Beaufort 21 AC, both 9-8-0.
Preston Innovations Boldings Pools Fur & Feather (Sat)
Ash, Chestnut, Larch & Willow Pools (54 pegs)
Great sport considering some of the pools were frozen over before the start after a hard overnight frost - just the conditions that call for a reign back in the use of bait which is probably why single red maggot won the match for Steve Hall of Oswestry. Steve returned home full of festive spirit after netting 65-0-0 of carp from the 11m line at peg 20 on the Ash Pool, similar tactics at peg 21 on the Chestnut Pool resulting in a second-placed 50-12-0 for Kingswinford rod Jason Atwell.
Result: 1 S Hall, Oswestry, 65-0-0; 2 J Atwell, Kingswinford, 50-12-0; 3 D Cole, Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, 46-9-0; 4 A Bayliss-Kyte, Maver Midlands, 39-3-0; 5 J Harston, Weston Pools, 38-0-0; 6 M Foan, Oakengates Angling Centre, 37-5-0.
Preston Innovations Boldings Pools Winter League (final round)
Ash, Chestnut, Hawthorn, Larch & Middle Pools (50 pegs)
Maver Midlands consolidated their position as league champions with a final round win that took them six points clear at the top. Winner of the final round was Chris Holmes of the lowly Boldings Bodge side, his 54-14-0 of carp and bream taken from peg 16 on the Ash Pool and to add to his team’s glory came the news that teammate Pete Ricketts had made it into second with 49-9-0 of carp from peg 5 on the Middle Pool
Result: 1 C Holmes, Boldings Bodge, 54-14-0; 2 P Ricketts, Boldings Bodge, 49-9-0; 3 D Brown Maver Midlands, 43-8-0; 4 N Clarke, Maver Total Angling Blue, 41-8-0; 5 M Stobbs, Oakengates Angling Centre Black, 37-12-0; 6 A Kyte, Maver Midlands, 36-11-0.
Teams: 1 Maver Midlands, 12pts; 2 Oakengates Angling Centre Black, 15; 3 Maver Total Angling Black, 23; 4 Oakengates Angling Centre Gold, 24.
League: 1 Maver Midlands, 11pts; 2 Maver Total Angling Blue, 17; 3 Oakengates Angling Centre Gold, 20; 4 Barney’s Army, 22; 5 Oakengates Angling Centre Black, 28; 6 Oakengates Angling Centre Silver, 35.
Tunnel Barn Farm Winter League (round four)
Club, Extension, House, New & Top Pools (84 pegs)
Despite finishing second to the winning Barston side on the day the Banbury Gunsmiths side remain at the top of the league, although their lead has been reduced to nine points. Barston made it a double on the day with Paul Yates topping the weight list by way of a 70-14-0 catch of carp taken on breadpunch from peg 15 on the Club Pool. Second-placed Lance Chambers found nothing unlucky about peg 13 on the Club Pool next to the winner as it produced 57-15-0 using the same tactics as Paul.
Result: 1 P Yates, Barston, 70-14-0; 2 L Chambers, Chamber’s Champs, 57-15-0; 3 M Barwell, Maver Gold, 53-12-0; 4 J Newton, Four Seasons, 52-0-0.
Teams: 1 Barston, 67pts; 2 Banbury Gunsmiths, 65; 3 Four Seasons, 62; 4 Chamber’s Champs, 60.
League: 1 Banbury Gunsmiths, 265pts; 2 Barston, 256; 3 Maver Gold, 208; 4 MCM, 205.
Angling Trust East Midlands Winter League (final round)
Grand Union Canal, Milton Keynes (60 pegs)
Result: 1 J Drakulic, Fox Match Stanjay Gold, 4-9-8; 2 B Wiggington, Maver Bait-Tech, 3-6-8; 3 A Bates, Maver Bait-Tech, 3-4-8; jt4 I Benton, Fox Match Stanjay Gold and P Chesterton, Maver Bait-Tech, both 3-0-0.
Teams: Maver Bait-Tech, 24pts; 2 Fox Match Stanjay Gold, 27; 3 Browning Hot Rods, 32 (weight); 4 Sensas Mark One, 32; 5 Fox Match Stanjay Black, 46; 6 Garbolino Peterborough, 48.
Final league: 1 Browning Hot Rods, 14pts; 2 Sensas Mark One 15 (match win countback); 3 Fox Match Stanjay Gold, 15; 4 Maver Bait-Tech, 16; 5 Garbolino Peterborough 32; 6 Fox Match Stanjay Black, 35.
Bridge Farm Fishery (Thurs)
Litcham (14 pegs)
Result: 1 D Bates, Bridge Farm, 42-9-0; 2 G Kettle, Mulbarton DAA, 34-0-0; 3 S Brown, Dereham, 29-12-0.
Bridge Farm Fishery (Sun)
Litcham (16 pegs)
Result: 1 G Thurston, Bridge Farm, 38-10-0; 2 T Brook, Bridge Farm, 29-6-0; 3 W Wright, Hinderclay, 27-0-0.
GTI Foston (Sat)
Willow Lakes (14 pegs)
Result: 1 J Belcher, RAF, 32-14-0; 2 B Elliot, Mansfield Angling, 16-0-0; 3 P Morris Jnr, Notts AA, 15-0-0.
Dynamite Baits Makin’s Fishery, Lake 4 (19 pegs)
Result: 1 B Knight, Tackle Shack, 57-12-0; 2 G Ringer, Ringer Baits, 56-14-0; 3 J Adamson, Kobra Feeders, 15-0-0.
Dynamite Baits Makin’s Fishery, Lagoon Pool (18 pegs)
Result: 1 L Farmer, Browning, 39-8-0; 2 M Hall, All Seasons Angling, 34-0-0; 3 P Hull, Lane’s Bait, 5-0-0.
Long Eaton Federation Bottle Match (Sat)
Erewash Canal (34 pegs)
Result: 1 S Woodliffe, Mill Tackle, 5-7-0; 2 B Byrne, Long Eaton Fed, 4-9-0; jt3 L Morley, Mill Tackle and P Hunt Long Eaton Fed, both 4-2-0.
Moorlands Farm (Tues)
Silver Pool (17 pegs)
Result: 1 C Wright, Mosella, 49-0-0; 2 D Highfield, Moorlands, 34-0-0; 3 C Haywood, Moorlands, 16-0-0.
Moorlands Farm (Weds)
Bank & Meadow Pools (16 pegs)
Result: 1 D Williams, Halesowen RBL, 30-6-0; 2 M Watson, Daiwa Gordon League, 20-0-0; 3 P Mace, Moorlands, 16-5-0.
Moorlands Farm Costcutter (Thurs)
Island & Middle Pools (15 pegs)
Result: 1 D Williams, Halesowen RBL, 57-4-0; 2 S Thompson, Moorlands, 15-4-0; 3 P Mace, Moorlands, 12-2-0.
Moorlands Farm (Sat)
Bank, Island & Moors Pools (24 pegs)
Result: 1 M Watson, Daiwa Gordon League, 37-1-0; 2 M Lutwyche, Foster’s Tackle, 22-12-0; 3 D Jordan, Foster’s Tackle, 22-9-0.
Moorlands Farm (Sun)
Bank, Island & Moors Pools (29 pegs)
Result: 1 R Wilson, Alan’s Tackle, 56-1-0; 2 M Henshall, Foster’s, 51-5-0; 3 M Wastson, Daiwa Gordon League, 37-4-0.
Preston Innovations Boldings Pools (Sun)
Ash, Beech & Hawthorn Pools (24 pegs)
Result: 1 G Roberts, Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, 49-13-0; 2 M Jameson, Mid Leisure, 40-13-0; 3 T Probert, Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, 32-13-0; 4 K Miller, New Willenhall, 30-13-0; 5 J Wild, Stafford, 26-15-0; 6 S Jacques, Mark’s Tackle, 26-7-0.
Preston Innovations Boldings Pools Affordable (Mon)
Hawthorn Pool (15 pegs)
Result: 1 K Powell, Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, 22-0-0; 2 E Bancroft, Rod & Gun, 19-6-0; 3 G Wood, Maver Total Angling, 17-0-0; 4 C Reynolds, Bilston Angling, 16-7-0.
Preston Innovations Boldings Pools (Weds)
Ash, Beech & Middle Pools (15 pegs)
Result: 1 C Wozak, Telford, 56-15-0; 2 P Ricketts, New Willenhall, 31-11-0; 3 K Powell, Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, 31-7-0; 4 C Foster, Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, 30-12-0.
Suffolk Water Park Silverfish Only (Sat)
Match Lake 1 (16 pegs)
Result: 1 A Moss, Browning Hot Rods, 15-2-0; 2 N Larkin, Nisa Feeders, 9-4-0; 3 J Whitehouse, Bait-Tech, 9-0-0.
Tunnel Barn Farm (Fri)
Jenny’s Pool (18 pegs)
Result: 1 W Sharp, Kingfisher, 31-14-0; 2 A Jackson, Mosella, 28-4-0; 3 T Neale, Rutlanders, 27-8-0; 4 D Lutwyche, Moorlands, 23-12-0.