PLACES are already being snapped up for next year’s Midland Angler Clubman Winter League following the overwhelming success of the inaugural club angler-only-series.
The event, run in conjunction with Woodland View Fishery and sponsor Preston Innovations, broke new ground in offering the chance for club anglers to fish a long winter team series with the assurance that no ‘ringers’ would be involved.
The response was superb, with 27 teams of four fishing ten rounds at the Hadley, Worcs complex sometimes through the worst of the winter weather, in an event by all accounts fished in a magnificent atmosphere of camaraderie.
It was a nail-biting series too, with the lead changing hands several times.
Cradley Heath outfit
Midland Angler Clubman League 2005
Top ten teams: 1 Studley Road AC, 37pts; 2 Rod and Gun Black, 47; 3 Stevens Tackle, 47; 4 20AC, 56; 5 Anchor AC, 73; 6 Fiery Holes Wolves, 91; 7 Royal Mail AC, 99; 8 Dudley Bait and Tackle, 103; 9 Swan AC, 114; jt 10 Fiery Holes Wisdom and Dudley AC A, both 117.
Top ten individuals: 1 Carl Baker, Studley Road, 52pts; 2 John Portman, Rod and Gun Black, 54; 3 John Baker, 20AC, 59; 4 Chris Sheldon, Fiery Holes All Stars, 64; 5 Mac Cox, Fiery Holes Wolves, 67; 6 Simon West, 20AC, 68; 7 Anthony Davey, Dudley Bait and Tackle, 75; jt 8 D Webb, team not known and A Pell, Royal Mail, both 79; 10 B Clark, Swan AC, 80.
For the full report read May’s Midland Angler