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Guest and Lloyd lead the Pairs on the Staffordshire & Worcester Canal

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This latest Dynamite Baits AT & CRT Canal Pairs qualifier headed to the Staffordshire & Worcester Canal at Wombourne on the Wolverhampton AA Waters.

w660_1103701_davelloydandrichardguest-2229 pairs (58 anglers) lined the canal on a very warm and humid day with some promising weights being caught on the day.  The top three individuals on the day all came from B section and leading the way was Peter Kay (Bordon Angling Centre) weighing in 11-2-0.  Second place on the day went to Mick Hatchard (Cadence Superteam/Bait Tech) with 9-1-0 and third place went to Neil Turner (Dynamite Maver Midlands) who weighed in 8-10-4.

Moving on to the all-important pairs results it was the ever-consistent Richard Guest (Dynamite Maver Midlands) and Dave Lloyd (Preston Innovations) who came out on top with an 8 point winning score on the day. Richard was on A section four pegs below Awbridge Lock.  He caught on maggots and casters over and then later worm down the middle to end up with 7lb on the day.  Dave meanwhile decided to target the big fish in his peg.  He caught in little spells mainly after boat traffic catching on a variety of maggots, casters and worms to end the match with 7lb 13oz.

Pairing Barry Jones (Sensas Lifestyle MG) and Mel Wood (Four Ashes AC) were narrowly second on 8 points.  Rounding out the top three of pairs were Thomas Sexton (Bordon Angling Centre) and Peter Kay (Bordon Angling Centre) to amass 9 points.

Final pair to qualify on the day were Simon Nickless and Stephen Dudley both Sensas Black County who amassed 12 points.

Pairs results;

1st Richard Guest/Dave Lloyd - 8 points (Qualified)

2nd Barry Jones /Mel Wood - 8 points (Qualified)

3rd Thomas Sexton/Peter Kay - 9 points (Qualified)

4th Simon Nickless/Stephen Dudley - 12 points (Qualified)


Top 6 individual results;

1st Peter Kay (Bordon Angling Centre) 11-2-0

2nd Mick Hatchard (Cadence Superteam/Bait Tech)  9-1-0

3rd Neil Turner (Dynamite Maver Midlands)  8-10-4

4th Simon Nickless (Sensas Black Country) 8-4-0

5th Mel Wood (Four Ashes AC) 8-2-4)

6th Ben Garbett (Dynamite Maver Midlands) 7-14-4


The Angling Trust would like to thank Paul Turner for all his efforts in running the qualifier.

The next AT & CRT Canal Pairs qualifier heads to the Coventry Canal on Sunday 16th June.

For booking your ticket/s on the Canal Pairs qualifiers log onto the Angling Trust ticket booking site.


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