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Shropshire Union Canal press release 2019

An incredible 114 anglers lined the banks of the Shropshire Union at Shebdon in the run up to the Division Two National in two weeks. The anglers were met with some rather unsavoury, blustery conditions, which made presentation tricky for most.

Carding an awesome 110 points and taking the honours on the day were Drennan Leicester VDE pair, Rob Casterton and Malc Appleby. Stand out performance was Rob who won A section with 9lb 10oz. This was made up of an early run of perch on worm and followed by quality roach a few skimmers on maggot. Malc backed him up superbly with a fourth in B section, weighing 6lb 14oz of mainly roach on caster with a few bonus skimmers.

Second pair on the day were Scott Geens and Ed Warren. Scott fished a tidy squatt match over groundbait for 5lb 5oz of roach, gudgeon and the odd skimmer for sixth in section. This was matched by Ed, who placed fifth in B section with 6lb 6oz 12drams, made up of mainly skimmers on maggot.

Third on the day were Browning Hotrod pair of Kye Jerome and Liam Darler. In B section Liam has put together an impressive 14lb 1oz of mainly bonus fish; Chub, bream, and skimmers on caster. Kye has had a tougher match but put 3lb 14oz of perch, roach and gudgeon from peg 55 in A section.

Fourth on the day were the two Dean’s, Turner and Meadows. Fifth place went to the ever-consistent Turners, Paul and Neil, and finally sixth place went to John Waples and Kane Woodfield.

Thanks, must go to Dave Watkins and Terry Nutt for another belting match on the shroppy. The next AT & CRT Canal Pairs qualifier is on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Middlewich: Sunday 15th September.

To purchase tickets on the Canal Pairs Qualifiers, log onto the Angling Trust ticket booking site.


1) Robert Casterton 9-10-8 & Malc Appleby 8-8-0 110pts Qualified

2) Scott Geens 5-5-0 & Ed Warren 6-6-12 104pts Qualified

3) Dave Jones 5-6-0 & Mick Heath 5-8-0 101pts Qualified

4) Kye Jerom 3-14-0 & Dave McCall 14-1-0 98pts Qualified

5) Paul Turner 7-10-8 & Neil Turner 3-14-12 97pts Qualified

6) John Waples 3-0-8 & Kane Woodfield 7-0-0 96pts Qualified

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