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ANGLING: Match double for Whitmarsh
FROME’S Richard Whitmarsh clinched victory in both the Airsprung Committee match at Berkeley Lake on Saturday and Sunday’s Airsprung match at Leech Pool.
The Saturday win was achieved with 27lb 10oz of carp. Second was Kevin Hanson, from Trowbridge, with 19lb 7oz, followed by Trowbridge’s Tom Ince, with a 10lb 10oz.
A catch of 131lb of carp proved decisive on Sunday, Hanson again second (88lb 8oz) and Mark Poppleton, of Trowbridge, third with 80lb 8oz.
Other placings: 4. Craig Knight Trowbridge 55 lb 9 oz; 5. Mick Gunning Trowbridge 50 lb 0 oz; 6. Wayne Henley Bradford 48 lb 0 oz.
TROWBRIDGE'S Craig Knight won Thursday’s Rood Ashton Open match with 97lb 4oz of carp.
Holt’s Pete Neate was second with 93lb 6oz of carp, followed by Trowbridge’s Mark Poppleton with 78lb 3oz of carp.
Other placings: 4. Gary Etheridge Devizes 77 lb 2 oz; 5. Darren Fordham Devizes 51 lb 3 oz; 6. Ian Willetts Bradford 49 lb 4 oz.
ROBIN Guy, from Melksham, carried off top prize in Friday’s Airsprung evening match on the Kennet & Avon Canal at Tithe Barn with roach and skimmer weighing 10lb 15oz.
He was followed by Aaron Hillier, from Westbury, with 7lb 14oz of roach and skimmer and Whitmarsh with 4lb 4oz.
Other placings: 4. Dean Adams Bradford 1 lb 15 oz; 5. Dave Stone Trowbridge 1 lb 3 oz.
MELKSHAM'S Tony Gilbert, of Wilts Angling, had another dream day in the Viaduct Fishery Thursday Open, reeling in 232lb 11oz of carp.
Other results: 2 Craig Edmonds, BMS, 186lb 1oz; 3 Scott Russell, Viaduct, 177lb 6oz. Silvers prize: Kevin Newman, 54lb 10oz; 4. Paul Blake Viaduct 159 lb 3 oz; 5. Steve Jackson Garbolino 135 lb 13 oz; 6. Dan White Viaduct 125 lb.
SUNDAY’S Wilts Angling Open at Colkin Farm was won by Mark Harper of Preston Innovation Thatchers with 107lb 13oz of carp. Holt’s Neat was second with 94lb 14oz of carp, followed by Jamie Smith from Frome with 70lb 7oz.
Other placings: 4. Roland Lucas Frome 58 lb 9 oz; 5. Jim Butcher Trowbridge 42 lb 0 oz; 6. Matt Skyrme Trowbridge 40 lb 0 oz.
Ivy House Saturday Open: 1 Joe Thompson, Ivy House, 55lb 9oz; 2 Paul Connor, Ivy House, 41lb 12oz; 3 Mark Ponting, Ivy House, 40lb 12oz, 4 Ian Millichip, 37lb 14oz. Silvers prize: Gary Etheridge, Devizes, 18lb.
Bank Holiday Wilts Angling Open, Viaduct Fishery: 1 Roland Lucas, Frome, 152lb 4oz; 2 Stuart White, Chippenham, 127lb 8oz; 3 Pete Neate, Holt, 120lb, 4 Nathaniel Johnson, Melksham, 111lb 3oz; 5. Jamie Smith Frome & John Atkins Trowbridge 86 lb 0 oz. Silvers prize: Robin Guy, Melksham, 26lb.
Friday May 18: Airsprung Evening match K & A Canal Moulton Drive
Saturday May 19: Pucklechurch match K & A Canal Whaddon; Frome Victorians match at Todber Manor.
Sunday May 20: Airsprung match K & A Canal Beehive; Waterside AC match K & A Whaddon.
Thursday May 24: Bathampton Over 55s/Disabled match at Withy Pool
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