Angling round-up

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How End Fisheries

Sunday saw the start of the new Winter League pairs competition.

Heavy rain made for difficult conditions and top team on the day was Two Dicks, consisting of Richard and Kev Farrow, who managed two section seconds for an opening 16 points.

Winners on both lakes were Phil Stone with 42lb 2oz on Dani’s and Bob Warren with 37lb 2oz on Yasi’s.

This Saturday sees an Open on Dani’s, ring Stone on 07753 743802 to book.

Results: 1, Phil Stone, 42lb 2oz from Dani’s; 2, Bob Warren, 37lb 2oz from Yasi’s; 3, Kev Farrow, 35lb 2oz from Yasi’s; 4, Nick Darke, 34lb 0oz from Yasi’s; 5, Richard Farrow, 33lb 5oz from Dani’s; 6, Nick Rowe, 31lb 4oz from Dani’s.

Team competition: 1, Two Dicks, 16pts; 2, Bus Pass Baggers, 15pts; 3, Privateers, 13pts; 4, How End Heroes, 13pts.

Four clubs battle it out on the Grand Union Canal

Ampthill AC took on Tring Anglers, Blunham and Queens Works at the Grand Union Canal, Simpson, on Sunday after finding original venue Stoke Goldington in flood.

Fishing was hard and only a handful of the 24 anglers caught more than a pound.

Blunham took the top two places as Chris Robinson caught roach, perch and skimmers for a winning weight of 4lb 14oz, with Bob McLennan runner-up on 3lb 2oz of roach and Ampthill’s John Stuteley third with 2lb 14oz 8dr.

Section winners were Dave Pearson of Ampthill with 2lb 2oz and Glen Miller of Tring with 1lb 11oz, while Queens had a bad day all round with their top angler Paul Stokes on 8oz 8dr.

Richard Newman had only three fish for 3oz 8dr, but it was enough to win him the Queens Summer League title. Steve Cooper secured the runner-up spot with 2oz.

The Wooden Spoon was presented to Micky Astle who weighed in with only 4dr.