Near perfect day for Rick Yates

Angling Trust/Canals & Rivers Trust Canal Pairs Championships Qualifier
Rochdale Canal, Heywood (46 pegs)

An impressive 98 points out of 100 saw Dean Turner and Paul Smith end the day as the top pair, followed just a point behind by Rick Yates and Marc Ellement.
Rick also won the overall individual honours with a level 10-000 from peg 25. The Ted Carter Preston man took around 4lb of roach on breadpunch before looking on his chopped worm line at 14.5m to net three skimmers and a 12lb carp on lobworm!
Runner-up Paul Andrews fished peg 16 with breadpunch and caster at 14m to weigh in 8-600 of bream and skimmers.