ANGLING: Blackmore reels in Lavington prize
COMPETITORS enjoyed mixed sport in the Trowbridge Seniors match fished at Rood Ashton on Tuesday.
John Blackmore, from Lavington, had a fine day taking top prize with a carp catch weighing 97 lb.
Pete Craig, from Devizes, was runner up with 55 lb 12 oz of carp and Roy Songhurst, from Melksham, was third with 33 lb 4 oz of carp.
Other placings: 4. Barry Oakford Trowbridge 28 lb 4 oz; 5. Paul Brown Devizes 25 lb; 6. Jim Escott Melksham 24 lb 4 oz.
THE Bristol Avon at Staverton was in good shape for the Trowbridge Wednesday Open match where Kevin Grant, from Trowbridge, took top honours with 10 lb 12 oz of chub.
Mike Martin-Davies, from Wells, took runner up spot with 10 lb 5 oz of roach, followed by Gary Etheridge, from Devizes, with 8 lb 8 oz of roach.
Other placings: 4. Neil Richards Swindon 8 lb 2 oz; 5. Dave Baker Trowbridge 7 lb 8 oz; 6. Clive Branson Cardiff 7 lb 5 oz.
SUNDAY’S Wilts Angling Open at Turners Paddock was won by Robin Vance, from Gillingham, with 58 lb of bream.
Kevin Rowles, from Devizes, was next with 56 lb 12 oz of bream with Mark Harper, of Preston Innovation Thatchers, third with 54 lb of bream.
Other placings: 4. Tony Gilbert Melksham 37 lb 6 oz; 5. Robin Guy Melksham 21 lb 4 oz; 6. Rob Kepner Chippenham 17 lb 4 oz.
CALNE members enjoyed an excellent club trip to Todber Manor on Sunday where Nigel Hiscock, from Devizes, won with 249 lb 10 oz of carp.
Elick Payne, from Calne, was runner up with 177 lb 4 oz of carp, with Nick Lofy third with 157 lb 12 oz of carp.
Other placings: 4. Jesse Edwards Calne 134 lb 8 oz; 5. Will Tapper Marlborough 118 lb 8 oz; 6. Nigel Smith Calne 88 lb 4 oz.
THE Bristol Avon at Lacock was in good form for the King Billy/Avon match.
Marcus Crook, of Avon, took top spot with chub and roach weighing 20 lb 8 oz.
L.G.B O’Neill, of Avon, took runner up spot with chub and roach catch weighing 14 lb 8 dm and there was a tie for third between Bob Ryan, of Avon, and Andy Pratten, of Avon, with 13 lb 15 oz; 5.
Saturday Aug 16: Westinghouse match at Ellis Lake.
Sunday Aug 17: Airsprung v Chippenham match at Barton Farm; Kelston Match at Keynsham.
Tuesday Aug 19: Trowbridge Seniors match at Sabre lakes Wednesday Aug 21: Trowbridge Open match at Staverton.
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