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.

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.

Pic: Wiki