Murrin strikes for a winning double

By Nick Elwell | Grassroots | Published:

Wolverhampton’s Paul Murrin had double cause for celebration in the second Angling Trust & Canal & River Trust Canal Pairs Championship qualifier.

Dave McCall & Paul Murrin, Pairs winners

The contest took place on the Shropshire Union Canal in and around Soudley and Goldstone in Shropshire with Murrin (Sensas Black Country) claiming a double success.

Stationed on peg A32 in Hinstock Wood, Murrin took the individual win after pole-fishing red maggot and caster over Sensas Punch Crumb to net bream to 3lb, skimmers, hybrids and roach for 36-1-8.

And there was further success for Murrin as he and fellow Wulfrunian Dave McCall (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) topped the pairs’ stakes on the day.

McCall weighed in 5-12-0 of mainly small gudgeon, roach and the odd little perch to win his section.

The duo amassed 72 points to book their place in the final on the Shroppy at Little Onn and Norbury Junction on October 19.

Dave Holbrook (Four Ashes AC) and John Garbett (Bilston Angling Centre) claimed second with 71 while Browning West Midlands duo Jason Evans and Mark Roberson also qualified.

Wassell Grove’s Andy Penn claimed a home win in round one of the Friday afternoon Summer League on the Match Lake at Wassell Grove Fisheries in Hagley.

Pole-fishing paste mainly in the margins, close to a reed bed, Penn banked carp to 6lb and silvers for 47-10-0 on peg 22 to take home £80.


Bridesmaid in the previous match, Wolverhampton’s Paul Turner (Dynamite Maver Midlands) upped his game to win the Wolverhampton AA Open on the Staffs & Worcs Canal in Penkridge.

Drawn on peg one, Turner pole-fished caster and maggot to net a trio of chub to 2lb, a 2lb bream, nine skimmers plus roach for 16-12-0.

Rugeley’s Mark Capewell (Sensas Black Country) followed on peg eight with 11-6-3, leaving Kingswinford’s Steve Broome (Dynamite Maver Midlands) in third with 8-15-10.

Nick Elwell

By Nick Elwell
Grassroots Sports Editor


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