ANGLING: Calcraft catch wins first Bottesford sweep

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The first of the eight Friday night Bottesford and District Angling Association Sweepstake matches was held on Grantham Canal last week and was won by Mick Calcraft with a catch of 5lb 6oz.

Runner-up was R. Perkins 2.12.00 and A. Howe (2.06.00) was third.

The Ted Stokes Memorial Open Match was held on Grantham Canal and was won by Jamie Mills.

Results: 1 J. Mills 8.04.00, 2 Ant Smith 7.05.00, 3 B. Baines 6.13.00, 4 D. Crosby 4.04.08, 5 N. Fisher 3.09.00.

The next match is the Friday Sweepstake to be held on Grantham Canal today (June 9).

For match entries, contact match secretary Bryan Baines on 01400 318345 or 07538 876131, or for membership information check out the Association website at