ANGLING: Escott lands seniors prize
3:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014 in By Colin Scull
JIM Escott from Melksham chalked up another fine win at last Tuesday’s Trowbridge Seniors match at Merritts Lake with 110 lb of carp.
Pete Craig, from Devizes, was runner up with 98 lb of carp, followed by Ken Gingell, from Trowbridge, with 77 lb of carp.
Other placings: 4. Ernie Jones Trowbridge 53 lb 4 oz; 5. Bernie Ryan Devizes 51 lb ; 6. Paul Brown Devizes 44 lb 8 oz.
THE Wednesday Trowbridge Open match on the Bristol Avon at Staverton was won by in-form Gary Etheridge, from Devizes, with 11 lb 15 oz of roach.
Neil Richards, from Swindon, was runner up with 7 lb 4 oz of roach, followed by Craig Fletcher, from Melksham, with 5 lb 7 oz of roach and small chub.
Other placings: 4. Patrick Jay Trowbridge 5 lb 6 oz; 5. Vic Abbott Bradford 4 lb 12 oz; 6. Marcus Crook Melksham 3 lb 8 oz.
SATURDAY’S Westbury Country Park Open match was won by Nigel Bull, from Bath, with 83 lb 8 oz of carp.
Tim Martin, from Frome, was runner up with 75 lb of carp and Tim Wilkins, from Bath, came in third with 73 lb 8 oz.
The silvers prize went to Kevin Grant, from Trowbridge, with 28 lb.
Other placings: 4. Barry Meaden Frome 51 lb 8 oz; 5. Nigel Saunders Bath 51 lb 6 oz; 6. Ian Stainer Trowbridge 40 lb.
AIRSPRUNG (143 lb 6 oz) took team honours in their inter-club match against Chippenham (46 lb 2 oz) on the Bristol Avon at Barton Farm.
Melksham’s Adrian McTiffin (Airsprung) landed 120 lb of bream for top spot, well clear of teammate Tim Martin, from Frome, with 25 lb 8 oz of bream and eels.
Andy Pratten, of Chippenham, was third with 17 lb 6 oz of bream and roach.
Other placings: 4. Patrick Jay Airsprung 14 lb 14 oz; 5.Brian Haigh Chippenham 8 lb 10 oz;’ 6. Paul Gittings Chippenham 8 lb.
SUNDAY’S Wilts Angling Open match at Todber Manor was won by Tony Gilbert, from Melksham, with 183 lb 6 oz of carp.
Stuart White, from Chippenham, took runner up spot with 119 lb 2 oz of carp, with Mark Harper, of Preston Innovation Thatchers, third prize with 103 lb of carp.
Other placings: 4. Mick Martin Trowbridge 86 lb; 6. Jim Butcher Bradford 85 lb 4 oz; 6. Pete Witham Staverton 84 lb 7 oz.
Sunday Aug 24: Airsprung match at Cuckoos Rest; Ridgeway match at Swineford; Lavington Senior/Junior Pairs match at Ellis Lake; Calne match at Christian Malford.
Tuesday Aug 26: Trowbridge Seniors match at Farleigh Wood.
Wednesday Aug 27: Trowbridge Open match at Staverton; Chippenham Veterans match at Burbrook.
Thursday Aug 28: Bathampton Over 55s/Disabled match at Withy Pool.
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