Gary Kirkham has booked a series of six open matches on the Stoke Works section of the Grand Union Canal in late summer, before the winter leagues start.

The dates for the diary are August 5th, 19th, September 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th. “We should get the best of the fishing on the canal before the rot sets in,” said Gary. Book in by the Friday night before by calling 07545 569811.