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TC's Angling News
10:10am Thursday 27th March 2008 in Angling
Sam's Not The Man.
It was a case of one up for lady anglers at the AT Winter League semi final on the Walsall Canal, as winning with 8-1-3 was 15-year-old England Ladies Junior International Samantha Perkins.
Sam, who also has a string of Open match wins to her credit competing against the men, fished a noted peg at the walkway bridge, taking roach and skimmers, on bloodworm and jokers.
On the team front Daiwa Trentmen finished in first place, with Saints second and Maver Barnsley Blacks third.
Green Light For New Midlands Tackle Show.
A new fishing tackle event has been given the green light and will take place in April.
The Total Coarse Fishing Showcase, is the first real Motor Show' style event for the coarse angling industry for years.
The whole point of this new event will be that it's a showcase for the new tackle heading your way in 2008.
There is no selling of tackle and anglers will be encouraged to go back and support their local tackle shop by buying it there. Indeed tackle shops are being incentivised to bring coach loads of their customers to the show.
Top companies that have already signed up to show off their wares include Preston Innovations, Masterline, Garbolino, Shakespeare, Linear Fisheries, SonuBaits, Hardy, Greys, Chub, Trabucco, CEMEX and Korum It all takes place at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire on April 25, 26 and 27.
Parking will be free and entry is only £8 if booked in advance.
The show website is www.totalcoarsefishingshow.co.uk O'LEE! Spanish Fishing Black Country Style.
Black Country lad Lee Parkes, from Dudley, has set up an angling guiding business in Spain that is proving popular with anglers all over the UK.
Lee and partner Jim Woolnough are providing warm weather guided fishing trips for big carp, pike and barbel enthusiasts.
The angling safari duo can be contacted through their website www.spanishsafaris.net or on 0034924658006 Maggott Ban At The Monument Fishery.
Rob Hales has banned the use of maggots at his specimen carp day ticket water The Monument, as he is convinced that the all time classic angler's bait is of no nutritional value to the huge sized fish, that inhabit the famous Shropshire venue.
Boilies and pellets will now be the only two baits allowed at the fishery, as they contain far more weight gaining proteins than any other anglers bait.
Hales said: "Carp attain far higher weights in France existing on a diet of boilies and pellets and 80lbs carp are not uncommon on the other side of the channel, the maggot ban will remain in force until October, when we may re-allow their use for the winter months."
The fishery is expected to produce its first 50lbs carp this year and once again is booked solid until the Autumn with anglers eager to take on the huge specimen fish.
Fishery Form Guide.
Hunnington Fishery Halesowen: Venue regular Paul Gartshore, from Halesowen, celebrated his 60th birthday in style with a resounding win in last weeks open, Paul took over 80lbs of carp and silver fish to the scales, feeding and fishing pellets.
PAA angling coach Craig Cartridge showed he knows what he is talking about, taking second spot with 67lbs of carp, bream and roach.
Fishery Info: 07887 845098 Shatterford Fishery Kidderminster: A 14lbs sturgeon was the highlight of the week, falling to a fishmeal based boilie, for Kingswinford angler Martin Grainger.
Carp to 18lbs have come to the smaller sized boilies, with shellfish proving the best flavour.
The trout lake has been re-stocked with 1lb to 3lb sized fish, which are providing cracking sport; It seems the colder the better for the trout.
Fishery Info: 01299 861597 Patshull Park: Lee Jones, from Gornal, had the best bag of trout this month at Patshull with 31 fish to 3lbs, Lee used both Viva and Montana flies, on sinking lines.
Dave Sheaf from Wordsley, finished runner up in the annual Bob Church Trophy match with 18 trout for 32lbs.
Fishery Info: 01902 700774 Solhampton Stourport: Andy Danks from Tipton, won Saturdays Open on the Duck Pool, with 45-8-0.The open on the Valley Pool fished in gale force wind, was won with an unusually low weight of 23-8-0, by Kevin Stevens of Rubery.
Fishery Info: 01299 828074