TWO Drennan Oxford teams are heading for the Angling Trust Winter League national final after dominating the Oxford & District fifth round on the Kennet and Avon Canal between Hungerford and Froxfield.

Drennan Aqua and Drennan Blue tied for first place with 36 points, Aqua taking the honours with three section wins.

With one round of the league to go, Blue hold a one-point lead over Aqua, who are clear of third-placed Sensas A4.

So the Oxford teams are set for the nationals, to be fished on Cambridgeshire’s Fen Drains and Decoy Lakes in February.

The individual honours were taken by Dean Barlow (Drennan Blue), who won with 10lb 1oz 0drms of mainly quality perch.

Geoff Lewendon (Drennan Aqua) was second on 9.11.0, just ahead of third-placed clubmate Martin Wickens, who recorded 8.1.0

Teams: 1 Drennan Oxford Aqua 36pts (3 section wins), 2 Drennan Oxford Blue 36 (1 section win), 3 Sensas A4 28.

League: 1 Drennan Oxford Blue 10, 2 Drennan Oxford Aqua 11, 3 Sensas A4 16.

Gordon Collier won the final of Marston’s Knock-out Cup when he beat Mark Ward 4.14.0-2.6.0.

This contest was held in conjunction with the club’s match on the Thames at Donnington Bridge.

This was won by Graham Bradshaw, who caught about 25 roach for a winning weight of 14.4.0.

Wayne Rudman was second with 7.14.0 and Paul Armstrong third on 6.4.0.

Kevin Dolton, on the favoured peg 28, won Littlemore AS’s Steve Denny Shield on the Thames at Sandford.

Dolton had six chub in his winning net of 10.2.0.

Malcolm Smith and Gerald Perks were second and third on 9.3.0 and 4.1.0 respectively.


Oakfield (Wednesday, Red Kite, 18 fished): 1 P Alland (Dynamite Oakfield) 56.10.0, 2 C Davis (Dynamite Oakfield) 40.2.8, 3 M Wright 30.2.0.

Oakfield (Saturday, Brook & Red Kite, 16 fished): 1 J Rogers (Frenzee GOT Baits) 73.4.0, 2 N Kiddier (Kamasan) 37.8.0, 3 G Keetley (J&K Tackle) 28.8.

Oakfield (Sunday, Red Kite, 7 fished): 1 A Foulkes (Oakfield) 42.0.0, 2 P Asplen 3.2.8, 3= A Hayles & C Davis (Oakfield) 2.12.0.


Oxford Winter League: 6th round, team, Oxford Canal.

Masons AC: Pigeons Lock, draw 8am, fishing 9-2.