ANGLING: Diver able to deliver the victory

ALEX Osborne had this 25-12 at Stanwick

ALEX Osborne had this 25-12 at Stanwick

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Carp in Castle Ashby’s Grendon came on strong for Darren Diver and he bagged 16 – plus some skimmers – to win Sunday’s sweep with 92-12.

A long way adrift of that Courtney Hewlett made runner’s-up spot with 35-8 with Keith Garratt third on 25-8.

BIG brown fish were on the chomp at Stanwick, too, as the week saw a clutch of 20lb+ samples landed with Liam Rogers getting four to 30-9, Dan Hyde a 29-4, and Niall McGroaty a 28-1.

ON a totally different front, Matt Castle grassed what must be the largest local trout this year in shape of a 13-15 rainbow from Elinor.

THE latest 42 rod Ringer Pairs on Boddington was another match of two halves, with the good and bad sections the reverse of the previous event’s results.

Steve Ringer had 12 carp for 111lb... but that earned nowt as bro Phil was way down in the other section, and all the pools money was on the pairs placings.

Steve and Jo Wheeldon won with five points and 57lb to shade Mattt Snowdon and Mark Eaves – also with five points but behind on 41lb. Snowy Ashington and Lee Jepson were third on eight points.

WHITE Hart Flore’s Barby Banks do fell to Tom Newbury with 62lb as Glen Tilson netted 35lb and Mick Wheeler 34-8. WHF’s Dog Lane midweeker saw Tilson top with 38-5 ahead of Trevor Griffiths 27-3 and Tom Griffiths 23-8.

MAKINS pole-only league penultimate round Saw Mark Griffiths top (and leading the series) with 55-12 as Chris Harrison had 42-10 and John Jenkins 31-4.

GLEBE, Shearsby Valley: Geoff Green 49-1, Martin Shaul 47-12, Dave Jones 45-9.

‘ASHBY Brickyard opens: midweek, Alan West 28-12, Sergio Pizamenti 18-12, Mark Davis 18-8; Saturday, Frank Pizamenti 35-12, Keith Garratt 29-12, Mark Moody 29-4.

FINEDON, Mill Cotton: Nigel Roberts 16-14, Geoff Eade 11-9, Tony Kirk 10-11.

FLORE & Brockhall, teams-of-three penultimate round, Dog Lane: Tony Ward and Mark Baker, both Tony’s Trio, 14-2 and 12-4, Steve Barratt (Biltons) 12-8. Biltons lead on half a point from Tony’s who are three ahead of Dolphins.

WELLINGBOROUGH, silverfish, Canons: Geoff Rice 12-2, John Lewis and Chris Rose both 10-8.

COUNTY Vets, silverfish, Canons: Paul Lafflin 11lb, Bob Spencer 10-4, John Balhatchett 8-14.

TOWCESTER-Nene, silverfish, Wappenham Water: Wayne Robinson 7-5, John Balhatchett 6-12, Paul Minney 2-6.

AGMs: Towcester, 8pm, March 22, Town football supporters club.

FIXTURES: Saturday, FREE Spring into Fishing come-and-try family session for beginners at Abington Park (Angling Trust, EA & Abington AC) AND March 25, FREE have-a-go trout fishing sessions on Elinor – james.roche@anglingtrust.net 07791 786251 for either.