ANGLING: Baines wins first Bottesford sweepstake

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Bottesford and District Angling Association’s first Friday sweepstake was won by B. Baines with a catch of 3lb 15oz 14dr.

Runner-up was R. Driver (1.14.10) and S. Simpson (1.12.04) was third.

The Bottesford Canal Championship was won by D. Hicklin on Sunday.

Results: 1 D. Hicklin 9.04.00, 2 A. Howe 7.01.00, 3 M. Perkins 6.14.00; section 1 – B. Baines 6.01.00, section 2 – J. Brockway 6.10.00.

The next match is the Lamcote Cup to be fished on Newark Dyke this Sunday.

l Last week’s Grantham Angling Association’s Tuesday night sweepstake was fished on Grantham Canal at Casthorpe.

Results: 1 Brian Cross 9.04, 2 Darryl Maezler 6.08, 3 Mick Calcraft 4.04.