Angling Trust & Canal & River Trust Canal Pairs Qualifier – Leeds & Liverpool Canal

The Angling Trust and Canal & River Trust “Canal Pairs” qualifier on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal took place on Sunday 27th September 2015 with 43 pairs competing.

The match was fished in glorious sunshine all day, great for walking the bank, but not for the anglers taking part!

“A” section was on Gorst Lane and “B” section on Heaton’s Bridge.

The individual match was won on Peg A1 (on the cottages) by Winter League regular Adam Jagger.

Adam concentrated on an 11.5 metre line with bread punch, finding an early bream of about 1lb 12oz, then backing this up with small roach on the same line plus a few perch from the near side bank.

With time running out and only 30 minutes to go, Adam caught another 1lb 8oz skimmer and on his last put in he caught another skimmer of approximately 2lb.

That fish made the difference, with David Trafford coming second from B42 behind the caravans weighing in 6lb 3oz 6dr consisting of two small skimmers and a lot of small fish caught on punch and squat.

Individual
A1 – Adam Jagger – Tri Cast Rochdale – 7lb 1oz 2dr

Section A
1st – Phil Cross – Team Guinness – 5lb 6oz 14dr
2nd – Kev Clarke – Wigan MG – 4lb 13oz 2dr
3rd – Anthony Marsden – Wigan MG – 4lb 10oz 0dr

Section B
1st – David Trafford – Ted carter Preston – 6lb 3oz 6dr
2nd – Danny Martin – Wigan MG – 5lb 5oz 2dr
3rd – Kerry Kirkwood – 5lb 3oz 14dr

Top 8 Pairs on the day
1st – Anthony Martin & Danny Martin 82 points (Already qualified)
2nd – Paul Porter & Jimmy Jeffers 74 points
3rd – Stuart Bird & David Trafford 73 points (Already qualified)
4th – Mark Parkinson & Ant Silcock 70 points 
5th – Rob Holt & Kerry Kirkwood 68 points
6th – Boyden Krupnyckyj & Carl Blurton 65 points
7th – Adam Jagger & Tony Price 64 points
8th – Paul Hughes & Liam Killinger 61 points

Due to a couple of pairs (already qualified) wanting to compete and another pair not being able to fish the final, the pairs going into the Grand Final in October will be as follows:

2nd – Paul Porter & Jimmy Jeffers 74 points
5th – Rob Holt & Kerry Kirkwood 68 points
6th – Boyden Krupnyckyj & Carl Blurton 65 points
7th – Adam Jagger & Tony Price 64 points
8th – Paul Hughes & Liam Killinger 61 points

  

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