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Proper Dooley; ANGLING with JOE FARRELL.

Byline: JOE FARRELL

IT IS commonly recognised that on today's angling scene, serious match men often specialise in one particular field whether it is sea, game or coarse - coarse can be split by canal, lake and, of course, the commercial carp scene.

Many would-be competitors dream of making the transition in whatever form of angling they enjoy, however the conversion from pleasure angler to match fisherman is very often seen as a vastly complex affair.

It would take a full page to investigate such a colossal subject, as evidenced by the many discussions I have had this week with anglers keen to talk about the talent and the fisheries in and around our local scene.

So in short, I can report that this weekend's match results gave a clear argument to the criticism made towards a match man's "limited" range of angling knowledge in these different fields.

GOOD 11.8.0 caught Liverpool's O'Neil on Charters As the weather battered the wide open water of Mescar Lake on Saturday, the choice of peg on this Commercial Rover match was always going to be crucial.

With that, Kenny Dooley from Maghull made the 'weather call' decision to face it and endure what he described as a 'proper hooley'.

With the popular choice of peg 55, Kenny showed his grit and talent to bare and face the wind to take the honours with a 51.8.0 bag of 11 carp to 8lb using straight lead and corn.

A change of theme for Sunday saw Kenny then on the canal for the L&DAA on the town length at Maghull.

Scaling well down to 0.6mm was essential for this one and it saw Kenny put 100 roach, a few skimmers and a bream of 3lb in the net for again the top weight of the match.

Making the transition is of course a decision that will undoubtedly bring excitement to whatever the field chosen and Sunday's open result at Rosemary Wood also gave a very clear indication of this.

of by Karl Brigand Novice Ryan Dewhurst took up angling last October and confidently fished his first open match last week taking on 32 other experienced anglers on Moss Lake.

He took second place with 56.6.0, consisting of 10lb carp and bream to 2.5lb and had he not lost four good fish maybe he could have won it.

On a final note, and showing experience does count, his father Phil took first place weighing in carp to 8lb for 76.4.0.

PROPER HOOLEY: Liverpool AS match man Kenny Dooley from Maghull

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GOOD COD...of 11.8.0 caught by Liverpool's Karl O'Neil on Brigand Charters
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 13, 2014
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