Total-fishing.com/ACA challenge 2003

Winner Steve Martin: “It’s my biggest ever
match weight and my biggest ever win.”

 

Overall result

1 S Martin, Uglies, 145-3-0

2 M Wild, Pool One (A), 115-11-0

3 R Elston, Pool Five, 114-1-0

4 P Kania, Pool Four, 87-0-0

5 Dave Walsh, Pool One (C), 68-7-0

6 R Liversage, Pool Seven, 66-15-0

7 N Merry, Pool Six, 47-0-0

8 L Murawski, Pool One (B), 41-5-0

 

From the left: Mike Wild (Sheffield), organiser
Gareth Purnell, winner Steve Martin (Poole)
and third placed Rob Elston (Lincoln).

 

Top six weights

1 S Martin, Uglies 44, 145, 3-0

2 J Cochrane, Uglies 65, 141-12-0

3 G Goldthorp, Uglies, 46, 125-6-0

4 M Wilde, Poole One 1, 115-11-0

5 R Elston, Pool Five 76, 114-1-0

6 F Davis, Uglies 54, 90-0-0

 

Close, but no cigar. Giles Cochrane (left) and Gavin Goldthorp (right) both topped the ton on Uglies,
but you need to win your section to get in the trophies.

 

Pool One, Section A

1 Mick Wild, 115-11-0 (1 – third overall)

2 Dave Jackson, 39-3-0 (2)

3 Colin Renison, 19-12-0

4 Skip McCabe, 25-8-0 (3)

5 G Purnell, 12-2-0

6 Keith Ashby, DNW

7 Paul Longshaw, DNW

8 George Mathieson, 4-1-0

9 Ron Gilbert, 16-7-0

10 Mike Pattinson, 18-0-0

 

Mick Wild on his way to an easy end peg section
win on Pool One. The end pegs played a key roll.

 

Pool One, Section B

12 Kev Wilmot, 12-2-0

13 Mike Sterland, 11-7-0

14 Dave Pellow, 23-11-0

15 Martin Harper, DNW

16 Lewis Murawski, 41-5-0 (1)

17 Julie Abbott, 25-1-0 (3)

18 Steve Hymers, 8-0-0

19 Mick Shaw, 12-10-0

20 Keith Taylor, 33-12-0 (2)

 

Pool One, Section C

21 Dave Walsh 68-7-0 (1)

22 S Cooper, 22-9-0

23 J Wright, DNW

24 Mike Relph, 18-3-0

25 Rob Court, 38-0-0 (3)

26 Mick Davies, DNW

27 Terry Wright, 11-4-0

28 Peter Robsinson, 28-8-0

30 Chris Royle, 48-9-0 (2)

 

Chris Royle was second within Pool One Section C
with this bag, but lost enough fish to win the section.

Pool Four

66 A Gregory, 80-14-0 (3)

67 A Merchie, 15-9-0

68 M Globe, 37-1-0

69 R Ravenhill, 84-15-0 (2)

70 K Hartley, 46-5-0

71 Bill Barker, 20-10-0

72 P Kania, 87-0-0 (1)

73 S Essery, 34-4-0

74 M Doyle, 29-2-0

75 T Luetchford, 48-12-0

 

Pool Five

76 R Elston, 114-1-0 (1 – second overall)

77 Mark Turner, 30-10-0 (2)

78 M Cliff, 7-8-0

79 D Wilson, 15-10-0

80 M O’Neill, 22-12-0

81 M Amos, DNW

82 M Dawes, DNW

83 M Skeggs, DNW

84 I Mackie, 8-0-0

85 M Killkenny, 25-6-0 (3)

 

Pool Six

86 N Merry, 47-0-0 (1)

87 R Grimes, DNW

89 J Rouse, DNW

90 S Rowland, 6-9-0

91 P Butler, DNW

92 L Johnson, 11-1-0 (3)

93 G Aveyard, 6-7-0

94 Jack Turner, DNW

96 D Pellow, DNW

97 D Kightley, 35-7-0 (2)

 

Pool Seven

98 R Liversage, 66-15-0 (1)

99 R Foss, 4-2-0

101 A McLeod, 39-11-0 (3)

102 B Gannon, 39-3-0

103 S McCrory, 6-11-0

104 L Pullen, 15-7-0

105 S Armstrong, DNW

106 M Sawyer, 24-2-0

108 P Holt, DNW

109 C Martin, 60-1-0 (2)

 

The biggest fish of the match at 10lb 4oz fell to
Vic Neugent on Uglies 55.

 

Uglies Pool

44 S Martin, 145-3-0 (1 – 2003 champion)

45 T Bucknall, 49-12-0

46 G Goldthorp, 125-6-0 (3)

47 K Kanai, 74-14-0

49 M Hathway, 48-1-0

54 F Davis, 90-0-0

55 V Neugent, 21-10-0

58 L Arnold, DNW

59 M Causer, DNW

60 K Aratathin, 59-7-0

52 S Wilson, 25-14-0

65 J Cochrane, 141-12-0 (2)

 

And here’s what it was all about. The match raised
nearly £1200 for the ACA. Pictured are (left) fishery
owner Roy Marlow, (centre) Bob James of the ACA
and right Gareth Purnell of Total-Fishing.com.

 

 

Many thanks to Mike Sterland of Cumbria Angling Centre for his sponsorship of the trophies, to Roy Marlow for donating his superb fishery for the day, to Ruselli for his help with the match itself, to Julie Purnell for her help with the raffle, to Mark Sawyer of Van den Eynde for the section winners’ prizes, to all those who donated raffle prizes, and to everyone who helped raise so much money for such a good cause. See you again next year!

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