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ANGLING: Shepherd cleans up at Littlemore
Updated 3:21pm Friday 28th February 2014 in Sport
An impressive weight of 73.8.0 made up of small carp gave Mark Shepherd victory in the Littlemore AS Classic Flooring Shield at Panshill Wood, while others all around struggled for bites.
Shepherd drew the fancied peg nine and alternated between maggot and bread to take 30 F1 carp on the long pole.
Brian Hutchings was on the next peg down and fished in the middle to the areators with maggot, catching 17 carp on maggot for 36.2.0.
Don Spearpoint used the same tactics and had four carp for a third-placed 9.14.0. The 23 anglers produced a total weight of 153.8.0.
Littlemore’s fixture scheduled for Sunday, March 2 has been changed to Brickhill Farm Fishery. Draw 8.00am. Fish 9.15am-2.15pm Kidlington AS fished their Bustin Challenge Cup on the Oxford Canal at Grovelands where under 2lb was enough to clinch the silverware.
The water was nicely coloured, but an overnight frost kept weights low.
Jason Bean led the way with 1.8.0 of roach and perch on pole-fished punched bread and maggot respectively.
Just behind was Terry Lester with 1.7.8, which included a 1lb perch and a few smaller ones on pole with chopped worm.
Third place went to Terry Whittington with 1.3.8 of small roach on pole and punch.
Points after 17 matches: 1 J Bean 116, 2 T Lester 94, 3 H Clarke 90, 4 P Jackman 61.
Sutton Courtenay AC switched the third leg of their Markertow Cup to the Abbey Meadows backwater where the eight anglers enjoyed some good sport with roach.
Alan Hewer triumphed with 23.5.0, ahead of Colin Farmer with 21.6.0 and Gary Stafford 19.8.0.
Oakfield: (Wednesday, Swallow Lake, 10 fished) 1 R Llewellin (Dynamite Oakfield) 27.0.0, 2 M Pollard (Shimano/Dynamite Baits) 24.2.0, 3 J Beesley (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 20.14.0.
Oakfield: (Saturday, Red Kite & Swallow Lakes, 11 fished) 1 J Rogers (Frenzee GOT Baits) 41.4.8, 2 R Wall (Dynamite Oakfield) 28.14.8, 3 P McLoughlin 23.13.8.
Oakfield: (Sunday, Red Kite Lake, 11 fished) 1 M Sawyer (Dynamite Baits) 28.1.0, 2 N Bryan (The Bull) 15.7.8, 3 D Howe (Browning Crowparts) 14.0.0.
(Subject to river conditions)
North Oxford AS: Club match, Oxford Canal, Frenchay Road. Draw 8am, fishing 9-2.
Dorchester AS: Tiny Trophy. Benson. Fishing 9-2.
Masons AC: Club match, Oxford Canal, Kidlington. Draw 9am, fishing 10-3.
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