Messingham Bank Holiday Pairs

The Drennan Bank Holiday Pairs Event saw previous winners Shane Blades and Rob Seward retain their title.

Pairs Champions, Shane Blades and Rob Seward.

The talented duo were strong pre-match favourites after drawing peg 26 on the Swan Pond and peg 10 on the Islands Lake. Shane scored 2 points with 79lb 5oz and Rob came away with 8 points for his 52lb. Both anglers targeting carp on the day. No one was surprised to see the pools money heading off to Grimsby after the results were called!

A creditable performance saw Hull pairing Tony Noon and Mike Chadwick taking second spot with 11 points and fishery regulars Kyle Hartley and Ken Pacey put in a consistent effort to take third place with 14 points.

The overall best weight on the day was Andy Bryant who needed just 93lb to claim the individual pools. After a week of very cold weather and a strong easterly wind, weights were well below par, although most of the 58 competitors put over 30lb of fish on the scales.

Pairs Result

  • 1st Shane Blades & Rob Seward, 10points
  • 2nd Tony Noon & Mike Chadwick, 11 points
  • 3rd Kyle Hartley & Ken Pacey, 14 points
  • 4th Simon Gayle & Ian Thompson, 15 points


  • 1st Andy Bryant 93-12
  • 2nd Simon Gayle 83-10
  • 3rd Sean Saunders 80-03
  • 4th Shane Blades 79-05