ANGLING: Gunsmiths fire warning to summer league rivals

First published in Sport

DRENNAN Banbury Gunsmiths made it a 1-2-3 in the practice match ahead of tomorrow’s first round of the Oxford Summer League, making them the team to beat this season.

Thirty anglers took part on the Kennet & Avon Canal at Great Bedwyn in the memorial match for well-known Reading angler Mick Craig.

There were very few big fish showing and it was mainly small roach and perch that dominated the weights.

Matt Herbert drew an end peg and had 10lb 10oz on pole and squatt over groundbait.

Teammate Tom Hobbs was just behind with 10lb, followed by Gary Barclay with 8.6.0.

Beehive AC fished for the Second-to-none Cup at sultry Stable Lake, where many of the fish were more intent on basking than feeding.

Kevin Jeacock took the honours with 158.0.0 of carp caught shallow on pole and maggot.

Shawn Percy returned 74.0.0 of carp on the same tactics, and third was Bob Alder with 53.0.0.

Around 620lb of fish were weighed in by the 14 anglers.

OTHER RESULTS

Oakfield: (Wednesday, Red Kite & Swallow Lakes, 17 fished) 1 G Keetley (J&K Tackle) 95.2.8, 2 A Foulkes (Dynamite Oakfield) 83.15.0, 3 R Makins (GOT Baits) 73.5.0.

Oakfield: (Saturday, Red Kite & Swallow Lakes, 22 fished) 1 J Rogers (Frenzee GOT Baits) 116.7.0, 2 S Carter (Dynamite Oakfield) 88.0.8, 3 D Ashby (Banbury Gunsmiths) 85.15.8.

Oakfield: (Sunday, Red Kite Lake, 22 fished) 1 G Thorp (GOT Baits) 104.4.0, 2 R Young (Dynamite Oakfield) 63.13.8, 3 D Simons (Dynamite Oakfield) 44.14.8.

TOMORROW’S FIXTURES

Oxford Summer League: 1st round, K&A Canal, Great Bedwyn. Draw 8am, fishing 10-3.

FTB Oxford Carp League: 4th round, Rissington. 11am.

  • Marston AC FTB are holding four Wednesday evening matches on the Dead Stream section of their own water on the Cherwell on June 18 and 25 and July 2 and 9. The draw is at 5pm, with fishing from 6-9pm.

More details from Steve Tomkins on 07778 110895.

Marston’s permits are now on sale in tackle shops at £10 for seniors and £5 for juniors and OAPs.

Juniors will also receive a £5 voucher to spend at FTB in Northway if they purchase their permit from the shop. All permits include full membership to the ODAA.

North Oxford AS permits are also available in tackle shops, priced at £20 for seniors and £10 for juniors/OAPs.

Latest Sport news

New Williams F1 finance chief believes team well set for new season

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 26th February 2015

WILLIAMS’ new chief financial officer believes the Formula One team will be as competitive this year as it was in 2014.

LONDON WELSH: Carl Kirwan desperate for Exiles to avoid 'worst-ever' tag

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 26th February 2015

FLANKER Carl Kirwan says London Welsh are desperate to avoid becoming statistically the worst team in Aviva Premiership history.

ATHLETICS: Megan Humphreys produces superb display in English Cross Country Championships

Oxford Mail:

8:50am Thursday 26th February 2015

OXFORD City star Megan Humphreys produced one of the best performances of her fledgling career to finish tenth in the English Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill in London.

MOTORSPORT: Bradley Smith ends Sepang testing on a high note

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 26th February 2015

BRADLEY Smith signed off pre-season testing with an encouraging sixth fastest time at Sepang yesterday.

CRICKET: Horspath snap up paceman Adam Price and big-hitter Adam Mould

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 26th February 2015

Horspath have signed Oxford left-arm paceman Adam Price and destructive Bledlow batsman Adam Mould ahead of their first season in the top flight of the Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League.

BOWLS: South Oxford stalwart Hilda Waller chalks up a splendid century

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 26th February 2015

Former South Oxford president and captain Hilda Waller enjoyed many a success on the green – but she has just chalked up her greatest triumph by celebrating her 100th birthday.

CRICKET: Paul Humphreys among new Oxfordshire Cricket Board directors

Oxford Mail: cricket generic

8:00am Thursday 26th February 2015

Aston Rowant chairman Paul Humphreys is among three new directors co-opted on to the Oxfordshire Cricket Board.

BOWLS: Oxfordshire claim place in last four

Oxford Mail: image of bowls close up of bowling woods and jack for sport

8:00am Thursday 26th February 2015

Oxfordshire's Premier team swept aside Wiltshire 27-13 in the English Short Mat Bowling Association’s Inter County Competition Plate quarter-final at Guildford.

ICE HOCKEY: Oxford City Stars record crucial win in battle to avoid the drop

Oxford Mail:

7:10am Thursday 26th February 2015

OXFORD City Stars secured a tense 5-4 victory at Solent Devils to boost their battle against the drop in South Division 1.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: Oxford Saints eye new talent

6:30am Thursday 26th February 2015

OXFORD Saints are looking for new players ahead of the coming season.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree