War of the Roses 2019

It is nearly time for the fifth annual WAR OF THE ROSES MATCH!


This is the angling battle of Yorkshire v Lancashire!

The fundraising idea dubbed Wars of the Roses will pit forty Yorkshire men led by Dick Clegg OBE (Team England coarse supremo ) against forty Lancastrians led by Danny Sixsmith.

In 2015 Lancashire red roses championed the event, but in 2016 Yorkshire pulled it back and equalised. Not accepting defeat Lancashire fought back hard and lead with unbeatable first leg combined weight at Partridge Lakes which the Yorkshire team were unable to come close to in the away leg, so the rose once again was red…Will Lancs be able to make it three victories in a row in 2019!?!?

The rose is red🌹 once again!!

35 Yorkshire White roses travelled to Partridge Lakes today to compete in the second leg of the War of the Roses Match – an England Vets Fundraising march organised by Dick Clegg & Danny Sixsmith.

With Lancs holding a narrow lead of just over 100 lbs over the Yorkshire team from the first leg at Lindholme Lakes, we thought the day would be close but Lancs were just unbeatable on their home turf smashing the Yorkshire lads with a whopping 2622.08 lbs against 1526.01 lbs!!
Better luck next year lads!!

Top 5 weights on the day; 
Held on Coveys 1 – 6 with 73 anglers.

1. Danny Sixsmith – peg 52 – 158.02 lbs
2. Jake Nightingale – peg 101 – 147.07 lbs
3. Daz Shaw – peg 73 – 137.05 lbs
4. Mark Lucas – peg 56 – 136.01 lbs
5. Graham Ramsdale – peg 103 – 118.01 lbs


The first leg was held on Yorkshire Territory, at Lindholme Lakes on Wednesday 10th April, and the Away leg here at Partridge Lakes on Wednesday 15th May 2019.

Draw 9.00 am, fish 10.30 am-4.30 pm. £25 All in.

All match anglers are welcome to participate in this event. To book on the Lancashire Team please call the Bailiffs at Partridge Lakes to book on the home and away leg; 077950057613.