Over 40 anglers were presented with a bitterly cold wind howling down the Stainforth and Keadby Canal last weekend, making fishing conditions extremely tricky.
Callum Dicks, Simon Fields and Frankie Gianoncelli have been chasing the winners close every round, and Sunday’s match was no different, as a weight of 20lb 2oz on gained them more ground on the leaders.
Nevertheless, Pole Fishing’s very own team consisting of Matt Godfrey, Tom Scholey and Lee Kerry managed to maintain their position at the front of the pack. On Sunday however, they recorded their lowest combined weight of the series so far, 15lb 6oz, and are now just over 12lb infront.
The match was won by five-time World Champion, Alan Scotthorne, who captured three bream, a perch over 1lb as well as some roach to finish in top spot with 15lb 6oz.
Alan first caught some chunky perch around his keepnet, before catching bream number one on a longer pole swim with bloodworm. With suspicions of more bonus fish in the area, he fished more positively for the final two hours, and tempted another two large skimmers, the biggest pushing 3lb.
Alan’s team, made up of himself, son Oliver, and Gavin Liversedge, won the teams on the day with a weight of 26lb 6oz.
1 Alan Scotthorne (Drennan/Sensas) 15-6-0
2 Frankie Gianoncelli (Preston Innovations/Sonubaits) 9-9-0
3 Mark Wainwright (Colmic/Garbolino Ossett) 8-8-0
4 Matt Parkin (Matrix/Dynamite Trentmen) 8-2-0
5 Ben Roberts (Tri-Cast Weston Pools Wales) 7-13-0
|Team||Rd 1||Rd 2||Rd 3||Rd 4||Total|
|Lee Kerry||Tom Scholey||Matt Godfrey||41||10||28||12||29||7||15||6||115||2.5|
|F Gianoncelli||Simon Fields||Callum Dicks||29||11||26||15||25||12||20||2||102||6.5|
|A Scotthorne||O Scotthorne||G Liversedge||29||5||18||5||23||0||26||6||97||0|
|A Chisholme||Nigel Bull||N Hughes||37||9||22||6||20||7||7||15||88||4|
|John Freeborn||Bryan Hawks||Paul Slack||34||14||19||6||21||15||10||6.5||86||9|
|Dave Brookes||James Dent||Andy Geldart||21||9||26||8||20||4||16||13||85||1|
|K Wainwright||Helen Dagnall||Shaun Stockley||33||1||18||9||21||14||11||5||84||12|
|C Hughes||Sean Ashby||Ed Warren||19||10||18||15||21||7||17||12||77||12|
|S Barraclough||Ben Roberts||Darren Frost||18||14||17||5||21||16||15||11||73||13|
|Higgy||Matt Parkin||Stu Burdekin||23||3||17||7||18||13||10||8||69||14|
|Wanger||Lee Harrison||Rich Pullford||20||1||20||6||13||11||15||10||69||12|
|Pat Daly||Nicky Crooks||Mick Bower||13||2||20||9||23||2||11||9||68||6|
|Pete Kitwood||Paul Kerr||Gordon Smith||25||16||12||8||11||8||13||9||63||8.5|
|Julie Abbot||Adam Dowd||Kayleigh Smith||19||10||13||2||17||15||8||15||59||9.5|
|Ian Chadburn||Adam Harrison||Brett Clarke||16||12||9||13||0||0||0||0||25||25|
1 Matt Godfrey 5 pts 46-1-0
2 Frankie Gianoncelli 5pts 41-9-8
3 Lee Kerry 6pts 43-10-8