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Coley’s catch enough to win Cavalier Cup
6:00am Saturday 13th October 2012 in Sport
CANAL star Paul Coley stunned the opposition in order to win the Cavalier Cup individual title.
With the match on Perdiswell, the Cavalier and Lansdowne Park sections, Coley was drawn on the former on end peg 70.
Offering caster bait to the far side on stout tackle produced a rare 8lbs carp early in the contest.
Added to three hefty chub and a few smaller samples, the Swan AC angler’s catch tipped the scales at a match-winning 18lbs 7oz 12dr.
Second was Chris Summers (Phoenix) who, from peg 41, offered worm bait across to the brambles to take an all-perch net of 5-13-4.
In-form Browning Spa matchman Gary Kirkham secured third with 4-2-13 from unfancied peg 63 with his perch and rudd weight falling to worm presented in the centre channel.
Top team on the day was the Greenman outfit of Rich Brewer, Colin Davis, Mick Samson and Bob Patrick with 16 points. Second were Muppets with 17 followed by Browning Spa on 18.
Sunday sees the first of the Worcester and District United Anglers’ Association’s individual winter league meetings.
The series will also be run as stand-alone open contests and details are available from Colin Pettifer on 01905-25193.
Gary Brixton took carp to 16lbs when he won the Portobello encounter on the Arbo pool at Leigh Sinton.
Offering his paste bait close in over pellet feed, Brixton netted carp and skimmers for 36-1. Runner-up was Stuart Tibbetts with a similar catch going 33-7 on pellet.
Gary Brixton junior was third with 29-0, beating veteran Pete Coldrick’s all-silver fish net of 14-14.
Hereford Wye charity open: 1 A Murphy 59-4, 2 C Taylor 38-6, 3 J Ford 36-0, 4 M Challenger 26-3.
Hadley-based Woodland View held a charity match to mark their 25th anniversary and were supported by 90 competitors. They raised £900 for the Macmillan Nurses and the Fishing Academy.
Woodland View Korum junior open: 1 K Jones 58-10, 2 N Wilson 44-8, 3 J Holloway 35-6; Saturday charity open: 1 Roger Palmer 107-14 (peg 13), 2 Paul Webley 95-6 (peg six), 3 Tony Thorn 82-6 (peg nine); Sunday open: 1 P Sibley 93-7, 2 C Plumb 76-8, 3 A Parkes 70-4.
Moorlands Farm Thursday open: 1 H Ward 95-12, 2 R Philips 80-6, 3 G Reynolds 77-2; Saturday open: 1 I Wood 95-0, 2 C Pace 92-8, 3 I Mills 87-12; Sunday open: 1 R Cooksey 175-9, 2 R Kings 126-0, 3 C Hill 124-0.
There is a Redditch Federation open on the prolific Arrow Valley Lake tomorrow. Entry is £20 and details are available from John Bushell on 07879-624248.