Angling: Practice makes perfect for Lowther

Barnburgh lakes fishing. Rob Hitchins (48) from Rawmarsh.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham
Barnburgh lakes fishing. Rob Hitchins (48) from Rawmarsh. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

The Paul’s Happy League practice match fished on the Stainforth and Keadby canal at Thorne attracted a good turnout of 80 anglers.

The canal was hard going for most but Steve Lowther (Daiwa Dons) won from peg 93, where he fished bomb and maggot for 11-4-0 of skimmers.

Mick Green (Thorne) took second place with 7-8-0 and Roy Marklew (Garbolino Ossett) was third with 7-3-0.

Further up the canal at Medge Hall, Scunthorpe AA held their weekly open with 24 anglers fishing.

Sean Camburn (Grimsby) won the match with 14-7-0 of bream and skimmers caught on the pole and maggot from peg 328, ahead of 2 Graham Tock (Selby) 11-10-0, 3 Ethan Howe (Crowle) 9-9-0.

Woodhouse Grange was in good form at the end of last month.

Graham Martin (Sheffield) won the Wednesday match fished on Heron with 92-0-0 of carp caught on the pole and pellet from peg 7.

Runner up Andy Spick (Woodhouse Grange) 69-4-0 was ahead of Tony Clegg (Woodhouse Grange) 60-14-0 in third.

Thursday’s match was fished on Kingfisher and Spick went one better this time, winning with an excellent weight of 164-8-0.

He fished pole with corn and pellet in the margins from peg 9.

Steve Clegg (Woodhouse Grange) claimed second spot with 140-0-0, followed by 3 Mick Rodgerson (Woodhouse Grange) 75-0-0.

Andy Bailey (Daiwa Dons) won the Saturday match fished on Heron with 62-8-0 of carp caught on the pole and pellet.

Runner up John Dudley (Woodhouse Grange) 56-8-0 was ahead of 3 Bernie Larder (Woodhouse Grange) 43-0-0.

Ian Taylor (Cats and Dogs) won the Sunday match also fished on Heron lake with 118-0-0 of carp on pole and paste from peg 36.

Bank End

Sun, 28: 1st Kev Holvey (Tricast) 122-3-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 23. 2nd Phil Gullitt (Clay Lane) 121-2-0 3rd Graham Housley (Bank End) 97-7-0 4th Matt Grove (Bank End) 96-5-0 5th Steve Donoghue (Daiwa Dons) 94-10-0 6th Keith Vardy (Bank End) 91-2-0.

Kiveton Hall

Sun, 22: 1st John Forster (Kiveton) 148-12-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 6. 2nd Mick Todd (Kiveton) 76-10-0 3rd Roger Fretwell (Kiveton) 65-2-0 4th Roly Hill (Kiveton) 62-14-0 5th Chris Lee (Kiveton) 53-0-0 6th Pete Morley (Kiveton) 44-10-0.


Tue, Over 50s, Top pond: 1st C Dawkins (Barnburgh) 95-4-0, F1’s on pole and pellet. 2nd Steve Brunyee (Castleford) 82-3-0 3rd Paul Brunyee (Castleford) 81-4-0 4th Phil Larkin (Barnburgh) 79-10-0.

Weds, Top pond: 1st Steve Dobson (Barnburgh) 66-0-0, F1’s on pole and pellet. 2nd C Preistley (Barnburgh) 61-11-0 3rd Paul Massey (Barnburgh) 59-8-0 4th Kyle Lockwood (Barnburgh) 48-8-0.

Sun: 1st Rob Hitchens (Yorkshire Baits) 173-3-0, carp and F1’s on pole and paste. 2nd Andy Stoner (Barnburgh) 164-1-0 3rd Mick Harrington (Barnburgh) 162-4-0 4th Mick Owen (Lindholme) 159-10-0.

Phoenix and Parkgate

Ravenfield Ponds, Tue evening, 16: 1st Dave Griffiths (Pheonix and Parkgate) 25-8-0, mixed net on pole and maggot, peg 66. 2nd Stuart Senior (Pheonix and Parkgate) 21-0-0 3rd Andy Pounder (Pheonix and Parkgate) 20-0-0 4th Derek Jackson (Pheonix and Parkgate) 14-8-0.

Daiwa Hallcroft

Bank Hol Mon, Moat, 37: 1st Daz Oldham (Maltby) 201-12-0, carp to 12lb on pellet cone and corn and in the margins with corn, peg 99 outer. 2nd Steve Clark (Mansfield) 192-12-0 3rd Andy Oldham (Halkon Hunt) 154-13-0 4th Pete Miles (Doncaster) 142-8-0 5th Arthur Beresford (MAP Leegem) 136-12-0.

Tues pm, Bridge pool, 19: 1st Alan Tait (Retford) 100-2-0, carp to 9lb on 5m pole and meat and in the margins with corn and maggot, peg 26 island. 2nd Daz Oldham (Maltby) 79-12-0 3rd Mark Cordall (Retford) 79-0-0.