A new teams of three winter league is set to run on the Stainforth and Keadby Canal at Thorne.
The venue – which has a reputation as being one of the most prolific winter fisheries in the country, has been famous for hosting the sell out individual and pairs league in years gone by. In recent years, numbers have began to dwindle though – and when the previous organiser announced that he wasn’t interested in running the leagues any more, Lee Kerry and Tom Scholey stepped up to the mark.
Lee explained: “The Stainforth and Keadby canal is one of the finest winter roach venues in the country, and Tom and I are really excited about organising what we hope will be a great Winter League. We have decided on a teams of three format over eight matches – with three falling before Christmas and five after. The league will be decided on weight – but we will have an individual ranking too, which will be decided on points.
We are both of the opinion that the money should be spread out, so the winner of each five peg section will receive £50, and we will pay the top three overall on each match. With 60 anglers fishing, the winning team will receive £1,500 – and we will pay the top four teams.
We are open to offers regarding sponsorship – so the payout could be set to rise even further.”
The league costs £150 per team to enter. For more information on the league, or to book on, contact Lee Kerry on: 07739 342929 or Tom Scholey on 07971 620489.