HALFWAY House AC match secretary Steve Williams made good use of end peg 23 at Church Farm Pool to narrowly win the club’s singles final with a weight of exactly 34lbs.

Williams started on the groundbait feeder to take a few silvers and three small carp, before changing to meat in the margins, which led to a run of better fish late on in the contest.

The runner-up spot went to overall singles champion Andy Maybury with an excellent all-silver fish net of 31-10-0 from peg seven. Pete Jones secured third place with a mainly-carp net of 24-6-0, while Tracy Pegram was fourth with another silver fish net of 17 pounds.

The next Halfway House contest is a rod and line-only match on the same venue on Sunday, October 9.

Pete Coldrick improved on last week’s runner-up spot by convincingly winning the latest Portobello contest, held on the popular Jubilee Pool, with a weight of 59-4-0.

Like all the leading contenders, Coldrick offered his sweetcorn bait into the margins on his permanent peg 41 to net a mainly carp bag, consisting of fish to six pounds. Second place went to Lol Jameson, who used a similar approach, on peg 24 to record 35-5-0. Steve Dobbs came third off peg 19 with 28-15-0. Graham Collins was fourth with a meat-caught 25-2-0 from peg 34.

Arbo AC man Ade Wilkes made it two wins in a row when he took the verdict on the club pool at Leigh Sinton with a feeder and pellet-caught carp weight of 27-8-0 from the margins of peg four. Phil Bennett was runner-up with a pole-taken 17-15-0, while Mike Hendry claimed third prize from peg 19 with 14-1-8. Fourth spot went to Bill Skillbeck, weighing 13-13-0 from peg six.

On Sunday, the Rifleman’s section of the Droitwich canal plays host to the Arbo.

The latest WDUAA knock-out match on the canal behind the football ground produced a win for Phoenix star Alan Baldwin.

After netting a few small fish on the worm from peg 125, Baldwin changed to caster bait in order to net two good hybrids late in the match and finish with an unbeatable 3-11-0 catch.

Returning from New Zealand, was former Halfway House matchman Dick Blight, who was overjoyed after travelling so far, to take the runner-up spot with a weight of 2-3-12, a catch which included a roach of over a pound in the dying minutes of the contest, all taken on borrowed tackle from peg 123! Third went to the consistent Paul Coley (Swan) with a mainly roach net going 1-14-0.

Leigh Sinton Fisheries’ Bluebell Pool proved a difficult nut to crack for the Whitehall club, with most having to settle for just one fish throughout the day. Coming out on top with 19-2-0 was seasoned campaigner Keith Holt, who used a maggot feeder approach to net four carp from peg 16.

Runner-up Matt Barnes used the pellet waggler on peg six to record 13-12-0, while Mick Watling’s 12lbs net took third spot.

With the demise of the Banks Cup, this Sunday’s Cavalier Cup is now the biggest team event in the area. The competition consists of teams of four and details can be obtained from Colin Pettifer on 01905-25193.

The WDUAA winter league captains meeting is on Monday at 8pm at the Cavalier pub.

The Rifleman’s club match on their own section of the Droitwich canal saw Dennis Spinner take the first prize with 6-5-0 of perch and rudd. Simon Wheeler was second, weighing 4-0-0 to beat Joe Bannister’s 3-1-0 mixed bag.

The third round of the Mid Worcs Cup took place on a wind-lashed lower Avon with Ombersley coming out on top with eight points, followed by Barbourne AC with 10.

Top rod on the day was Ombersley’s Mick Taylor with 4-7-0, while Ashley Bosworth (Barbourne, 3-0-0) came second. The final round is on the White Hart pool on October 30.

Results, Woodland View, Saturday open High Pool: 1 L Thomson (72-1); 2 C Gorbergen (67-2); 3 K Childs (52-14).

Sunday open front Deans: 1 P Taylor (82-12); 2 R Phero (81-10): 3 P Bishop (65-14).

Moorlands Farm, Saturday open: 1 D Johnson (109-6); 2 M Henshall (109-0); 3 B Wilkes (98-8).

Sunday open: 1 C Pace (120-4); 2 R Kings (118-8); 3 D Ravenhall (85-2).