Angling Trust & Canal & River Trust Rochdale Canal Pairs Qualifier

On Sunday 17th July 2016 was the long awaited Angling Trust/Canal & River Trust Canal Pairs qualifer on sections of the Rochdale Canal.   25 pairs fished the match with the weather staying dry and warm.

Result.
1st Craig Lowness (Summit section) 18lb 15oz 8 bream pole chopped worm/caster.
2nd Sean Padiham (White House section) 16lb 11oz 7 bream same method as winner.
3rd Roger Priestley (Dead length) 15lb 15oz 6 bream tip/corn.
4th Keith Deacon (White House) 10lb 9.5 oz One tench plus 3 bream pole/worm/caster.
5th Ian Ridgeway (White House) 10lb 6.5oz  4 bream tip/corn.
6th Dave McGinn (Summit) 8lb 6oz

Pairs.- top 5 pairs go forward to the final on the Staffs and Worcester in October.
1. Craig Lowness/Mike Savage Liverpool 49 points
2. Roger Priestley/Stephen Ashworth Maver N-West 42 points.
3. Matty Glover/Roger Gardon Wigan 40 points.
4. Dave Stafford/Stuart Bird Liverpool 39 points.
5. Sean Padiham/Jan Verbruggen Wigan 38 points.

The next Canal Pairs qualifier moves to the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal on Saturday 23rd July.  Please note:  The Headquarters for the morning has had to be changed to; McDonalds in Bristol Road Gloucester, GL2 5DN.  Results will be back at the Gordon League Club in the afternoon as originally planned.

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