So that’s the first round ties done and dusted – all eyes are now firmly fixed on the second round draw where teams are now just five hours of fishing away from a place in their regional semi-final!
Reigning champs Hemsworth Angling are still battling away in the northern section and their first round win has been rewarded with a home tie against Woodland Tackle, while last year’s finalists Finedon find themselves at home in the against Daventry.
Heading south, three of last year’s 15 teams fishing at the Tunnel Barn final are still going strong, Guildford Angling and Kennet Ospreys both landing a home draw against Dorking AS and Orchard Lakes, leaving Welsh side Cwmbran Angling to make the trip across the Severn Bridge to do battle with Clevedon and Chippenham.
All ties are to be fished Sunday, May 8, and owing to numbers taking part this year, teams in the North and South will have fewer going through to their semi-finals at Gold Valley and Woodland Lakes, the Midlands sending forward the full 15 teams to Larford Lakes in June.
The full draw listings are below...
Number of teams fishing: 31
Number of teams through to Semi Final: 14
Finalists from last year in round two: Three – Cwmbran Angling Nobblers; Guildford Angling Centre; Kennet Ospreys.
Bardag AS v Lord’s
Elm Park & Hornchurch DAS v Stort Valley AS v Enfield Town AS
Exeter DAA v South Devon MG
Feltham Piscatorials v Hackbridge AS
Guildford Angling Centre v Dorking AS
Horsted Keynes AC v Old Hastings AC
Kennet Ospreys AC v Orchard Lakes AC
Match Fishing Scene SE v Intertype AC
Medway Trotters v Downham Tackle
Nick’s Tackle v Cinque Ports AS v Riverside AC
Poplett’s Tackle v Luton AC
Chippenham AC v Cwmbran Angling Nobblers v Clevedon FWAC
Swindon Isis AC v South Cerney AC
Tendring Tanglers A v Maldon AC
Number of teams fishing: 30
Number of teams through to Semi Final: 15
Finalists from last year in round two: One – Finedon AS.
Aldercar Lane Fishery v Mansfield Piscatorials B
Blake Hall Gold v Blake Hall MG
Bottesford DAA v Long Eaton Federation
Derby 102 AC v Peg One Angling Centre Red
Devisotter MG v Parkside FC
Finedon AS v Daventry AC
JVAC A v Headfen Piscators
Lower Park Fishery MG v Alvechurch Fisheries
Mulbarton DAA v Dersingham AC
Newmarket AC v Haverhill AC v Hosking’s Haulers
North Hykeham AC v Harrison’s Tackle
Peg One Angling Centre Blue v Subfish
Shipston on Stour AC v Beaufort 21 AC
Smithy’s AC v Sneyd MG
Spilsby Angling Centre Red v Holbeach DAC
Number of teams fishing: 27
Number of teams through to Semi Final: 13
Finalists from last year in round two:
One – Hemsworth Angling.
Barton Kingfishers v Hull Midweek AC Blue
Cinderland AC White v Bay Malton AC Border v Warrington AA Black
Darwen Lads v Monklands CAC
Doncaster Fishing Centre v Honeywell AC
Fir Tree AS v Izaak Walton Leigh AS
Fisherman’s Tackle v Grove Park AC
Grattan AC v Vicker Street AC
Hemsworth Angling White v Woodlands Tackle
St Anthony’s AC B v Fisherman’s Way Bury
Slaithwaite AC v Y’Anglers
Tupton AC v Ken Ward’s Worksop
Vale AC v Mosborough Tackle Box
Warrington AA Blue v Richmond’s AC Red