26th March 2017 (21 pegs)

Wigston A.S. Open Match – GUC Loughborough

The last round of the 6 match series fished on the Loughborough Canal, saw lots of small fish weights in this non-Bloodworm & Joker match.

Winner, Joe Oakes recorded his third match win in the series with 8lb 12oz 8 drm of mainly small roach, perch and bottle-top skimmers. Joe was drawn on the Little Moor Lane section and fished maggot & caster over groundbait.

Second place was John Wells with 7lb 10oz of roach and perch caught on maggot & caster over groundbait from the Scrapyard section. Just a couple of pegs away was third-placed Joff Woodget with 7lb 9oz of small fish caught on squatt & pinkie over groundbait.
Fourth place was Steve Brooks with 6lb 3oz 8drm from the Little Moor Lane Section.

In the overall series, Joe Oakes took first place, narrowly beating Richard Packwood and Steve Oakes into second and third places respectively.

Match Results
1
st           Joe Oakes                           Middy International        8lb 12 oz 8drm
2
nd          John Wells                          Wigston A.S.                      7lb 10oz
3
rd           Joff Woodget                    Sensas UK                           7lb 9oz
4
th           Steve Brooks                     Browning                             6lb 3oz 8drm
5
th           Paul Wood                          Melton Angling                 5lb 15oz
6
th           Rob Hemmings                 Wreake AC                         5lb 14oz

League Results (Counting 5 best matches)
1
st           Joe Oakes
2
nd          Richard Packwood
3
rd           Steve Oakes
4
th           Phil Tirrell
5
th           Steve Pratt
6
th           Paul Taylor         

Left to right, Richard Packwood (2nd), Joe Oakes (1st) & Steve Oakes (3rd).

 

Sunday 19th March 2017 (30 pegs)

Wigston A.S. Leicester Canal Champs

Quality fish dominated the annual Leicester Canal Champs fished on the GUC at Kilby Bridge, Glen Parva and Blaby.

The Kilby Bridge section provided the top 3 places, with skimmers, perch and rudd making up the leading weights.

Winner, John Wells (Wigston A.S.) was drawn on the reed beds at Kilby and fished caster and maggot at 13m when the strong winds allowed to temp several skimmers and perch for his winning 10lb 3oz.

Former “Leicester Likely Lad”, Pete Jayes was also drawn on the reed beds and he too, caught mainly skimmers and perch for his 2nd placed 8lb.

Third place, went to ex-local angler, Bob Ashford who made the long trip down from his home in North Wales worthwhile with a level 7lb.

1st           John Wells          10lb 3oz
2
nd          Pete Jayes          8lb
3
rd           Bob Ashford       7lb
4
th           Steve Pratt         6lb 14oz

Wigston A.S. open - Sunday 12th March 2017

The Kilby Bridge section of the GUC was the place to draw on the latest Wigston A.S. open.
Whilst other sections produced plenty of small fish, it was big fish that dominated at Kilby Bridge.

Way out in-front with an excellent 22lb 1oz was Richard Packwood. Richard caught Bream, skimmers and a tench on mainly bread punch fished long on the mouth of the basin below Kilby Bridge.
2
nd Place, Ronnie Hodgson was drawn in the basin and like the winner, caught mainly on bread punch for his 9lb 12oz mixed net.
3
rd Place, Paul Taylor caught quality perch on worm and caster for 9lb 5oz. Paul was pegged above   the road bridge at Kilby Bridge,

1st           Richard Packwood          Leicester              22lb 1oz
2
nd         Ronnie Hodgson              Quorn                   9lb 12oz
3
rd          Paul Taylor                        Wigston AS         9lb 5oz
4
th          Pete Wootton                   Wigston AS         5lb 1oz

12th Feb 2017 (22 pegs)

Wigston A.S. Open GUC Loughborough

Rain, sleet and icy winds made the going tough for the latest Wigston A.S. open match fished on the GUC at Loughborough.

Middy International sponsored Angler, Joe Oakes made the most of a fancied draw on the ‘Wides’ at the Scrap yard section to win with 6lb 5oz. Joe’s catch consisted of roach, chubletts and a bonus 10oz skimmer caught on bread punch and caster.

At the next peg was Joe’s dad, Steve Oakes who made it a family 1-2, taking 2nd place with 4lb 15oz 8 drm of roach and perch caught on caster over groundbait.

3rd place, Brian Holmes, caught 4lb 9oz of mainly perch on caster fished down the track on the Little Moor Lane section to pip Steve Gardner and Rob Hemmings who both weighed 4lb 8oz.

1st           Joe Oakes           Middy International        6lb 5oz
2
nd          Steve Oakes       Wigston A.S.                    4lb 15oz 8drm
3
rd           Brian Holmes     Quorn A.S.                       4lb 9oz
-4
th         Rob Hemmings Wreake A.C.                       4lb 8oz
-4
th         Steve Gardner  Wigston A.S.                       4lb 8oz
6
th           Joff Woodgett   Sensas UK                         4lb 5oz 8drm     

The next Wigston A.S. open match is on Sunday 12th March. For more information, please contact Adam Nurse on 07860 112000.

5th Feb 2017 (25 pegs)

Wigston A.S. Open Match GUC Loughborough

 The latest Wigston AS open on the GUC at Loughborough, saw the 25 competing anglers weigh-in an average of over 4lb per angler as small roach fed throughout the length, backed up with some quality perch and skimmers.

 Top rod on the day was Rob Bradshaw, who’s 8lb 9oz catch was made up of mainly quality Perch caught on red maggot fished down the track at the Boat Pub Section.

 2nd Place was Phil Tirrell with 7lb 6oz. Phil was drawn at the Scrapyard section and caught mainly roach on punch.

 3rd Placed, Richard Packwood was just behind on 7lb 4oz with a mixed net of roach and perch caught from the Little Moor Lane section fishing pinkie over ground bait and chopped worm.

 4th Placed, Steve Pratt, was drawn at the scrap yard section and caught quality roach and a few skimmers on casters down the track for his 6lb 14oz.

 

1st           Rob Bradshaw                   Wigston AS         8lb 9oz
2
nd          Phil Tirrell                         Wigston AS         7lb 6oz
3
rd           Richard Packwood            Leicester             7lb 4oz
4
th           Steve Pratt                        Wigston AS         6lb 14oz
5
th           Tony Marshall                   Quorn AS             6lb 12oz
6
th           Steve Oakes                      Wigston AS         6lb 9oz

29thth Jan 2017 (25 pegs)

Wigston A.S. Open Match GUC Leicestershire

Competitors fishing the latest Wigston A.S. open match on the GUC at Glen Parva & Kilby Bridge had to break the ice to fish following consecutive nights of sub-zero temperatures.
Not surprisingly, sport was tough for the 25 anglers who braved the cold wet weather with only small fish willing to feed

Top rod on the day was Paul Wood of Melton Angling who pole-fished bread-punch in the basin at Kilby Bridge for a winning net of small roach totalling 3lb 4oz

Second placed, Phil Tirrell (Wigston AS) was drawn below the lock on the Manor section at Glen Parva and also fished punch for 2lb 9oz of small roach ahead of Martin Almen with 2lb 6oz.

1st           Paul Wood                         Melton Angling                  3lb 4oz
2
nd          Phil Tirrell                          Wigston AS                         2lb 9oz
3
rd           Martin Almen                    Loughborough                    2lb 6oz
4
th           Mark Roberts                    Wigston AS                         2lb 5oz

 

15th Jan 2017 (23 pegs)

Wigston A.S. Open Match GUC Loughborough Sunday

The factory wall section of the GUC at Loughborough was hard going for the 23 anglers who braved the cold weather and driving rain on the latest Wigston A.S. open match.

Leading the way was Middy backed angler Joe Oakes who pole-fished bread-punch at 5 metres for a winning net of small roach totalling 6lb 7oz.

Second placed, Paul Taylor (Wigston AS) found some quality perch on chopped worm and caster to add to his small roach to record 5lb 10oz  to pip Richard Packwood (Leicester) with 5lb 8oz and Martin Halford (Sensas UK) on 5lb 5oz.

1st           Joe Oakes                        Middy                6lb 7oz
2
nd          Paul Taylor                       Wigston AS       5lb 10oz
3
rd           Richard Packwood           Leicester           5lb 8oz
4
th           Martin Halford                 Sensas UK        5lb 5oz


Sun 8th January 2017

Wigston A.S. Mick Holohan Memorial Open Match

The annual Mick Holohan memorial match fished on the GUC at Kilby Bridge and Glen Parva was a sell-out with 41 anglers competing.

Despite the canal being frozen over 24hrs earlier, some good weights were recorded and out in front was Northampton based Martin Lane who took an excellent catch of mainly large Perch for a total weight of 19lb 2oz. Martin was drawn on the reedbeds downstream of Kilby Bridge Basin and fished caster and pinkie at 11m over groundbait.
2
nd Place, Steve Fletcher (Wreake AC) was drawn on the Manor section at Glen Parva and had a mixed net of big skimmers and roach on Breadpunch. 3rd place, Hughie Blair (Wigston AS) had a similar catch scaling 6lb 5oz, also from the Manor Section to just pip another Wigston Rod, Phil Tirrell with 6lb 4oz.

1st           Martin Lane        19lb 1oz
2
nd          Steve Fletcher     8lb 2oz
3
rd           Hughie Blair       6lb 5oz
4
th           Phil Tirrell           6lb 4oz
5
th           Pete Wootton     5lb 8oz     


Sunday 18th DECEMBER 2016 (24 pegs) 

WIGSTON A.S. FUR & FEATHER OPEN MATCH – GUC AYLESTONE

Daiwa Dorking rod, Richie Reynolds was the clear winner of the Wigston A.S. annual Fur & Feather open match fished on the canalised section of the River Soar at Aylestone.

Drawn downstream of Middleton Street bridge, Richie pole-fished mainly caster down the middle and across to the trees to tempt quality fish including bream, perch, roach and a small bonus carp for his winning 25lb 15oz net.

Second place went to local angler Tom Pringle (Wigston A.S.) with 10lb 10oz.  Tom was drawn down stream of Canal Street Bridge and his catch consisted of mainly Perch caught on chopped worm and caster.

Third and fourth places were also filled by Wigston A.S. anglers with Phil Tirrell taking 3rd with 8lb 2oz, ahead of Pete Wootton on 6lb 12oz.