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Canal Pairs Qualifier - Gloucester and Sharpness Canal July 23rd 2016

25.07.16

Canal pairs 2016 Sharpness Canal

In this third qualifier of the CRT/ AT Canal Pairs, most anglers expected bream and skimmers to be the key species to target, especially around the noted Hempsted Bend area.

When it came to individual winners, this proved to be the case, with Daiwa Gordon League angler Dave Micklewright weighing in 14lbs 8oz of bream and skimmers from peg 62.

Scott Geens was second from Peg 49, targeting the species with similar methods for 9lbs 10oz. The straight at Hempsted fished well for competitors too where it gave up lots of small silver fish.

For the pairs, it was Garbolino Blackmore Vale angler Steve Longs decision to target the canals roach that sealed a win for him and his partner Mick Nowicki here, taking them one place higher than their finish as runner’s up in last year’s event.

For second place pair Scott Geens and Danny Ashington it was a similar story with Scott bagging bream on Hempsted bend and Danny putting together a weight of silvers on the pole at Hempsted. 

Individuals
1) Dave Micklewright (Daiwa Gordon League) 14lbs 8oz
2) Scott Geens (Kamasan Starlets) 9lbs 10oz
3) Mick Nowicki (Garbolino Blackmore Vale) 9lbs 7oz
4) Steve Long (Garbolino Blackmore Vale) 9lbs 6oz
5) Adrian Narbeth (Daiwa Gordon League) 9lbs 3oz
6) Steve Trevett (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 8lbs 2oz 
 
Pairs
1) Mick Nowicki & Steve Long (GBMV) – 28 pts
2) Scott Geens & Danny Ashington  (Starlets)– 26 pts
3) Brian Pollard & Adrian Narbeth (Daiwa Gordon League) – 24 pts
4) Dave Micklewright & Mark Brush – 22 pts (4th on weight 16lbs 15oz)
5) Paul Kaye & Dave Roberts – 22 pts (5th on weight 10lbs 9oz)
6) Phil Bendall & Alan Jones – 19pts  

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