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East Midlands and East Anglia match fishing results for May 11/12, 2013

Cross Drove, Hockwold, Norfolk. Wed, 24. Stewart Bracey (Shimano Dynamite Baits) 122-2-0, F1s to 4lb, brown goldfish to 2lb,14.5m maggot & pellet, peg 20; Alex Bates (Sensas Mark 1) 89-8-0; Bruno Norman (Kev’s Tackle) 85-13-0; Tony Guy (Cross Drove) 61-6-0; Dave Pearce (Wisbech) 59-4-0; Simon Easey (Stanjays/Waterbeach AC) 57-10-0. Sat, 28. James Heaps (Poplett’s) 85-7-0, carp & F1s to 7 lb, skimmers to 2 lb,14.5m, pellet, peg 66; Chris Vandervleit (Bowlers Bait Tech) 79-0-0; Stewart Pain (Daiwa Angling Direct) 52-8-0; Tony Evans (Dynamite Middy) 51-12-0; Rob Heath (Langford Likely Lads) 50-0-0. Sun, 34. Chalky (Cross Drove) 60-9-0,carp & F1s to 10 lb,13 m, cat food & corn, peg 32; Alex Bates (Sensas Mark 1) 57-10-0; Steve Clark (Maver Image VDE) 53-8-0; Stewart Pain (Daiwa Angling Direct) 49-13-0; Pete Walthew (Cross Drove) 47-10-0; Rob Heath (Langford Likely Lads) 46-4-0.

Head Fen, Pymoor, nr Ely. Mon, 20.Richard Bond (Bury St. Edmunds) 139-8-0, carp to 5lb, pellet and corn, margins and down track, Snake peg 20;Geoff Arnold (Suffolks Finest) 125-2-0;Vic German (Fred’s MG)116-12-0; Matt Ayers (Dent’s)106-0-0; Tim Nash (Browning Hot Rods) 97-10-0; Nigel Wright (Littleport) 89-10-0.

Sherwood Forest Fishery, Holmedale Lake, nr Mansfield, Notts. Mon, 30. Andy Lakey (Worksop Angling) 178-9-0, carp to 10 lb, margin pole/paste plus Method/pellet, peg 29; Ian Rowney (Mansfield Pisc) and Andy Morley (Kiveton Park) both 100-6-0; Kev Baxter (Mosboro Tackle) 93-1-0. Tues, 15, Sherwoord Lake; Martin Rouse (Mansfield Busman) 95-15-0, peg 44; Steve Richards (Sherwood) 84-3-0. Wed Fun League, 21, Holmedale Lake. Tim Hayes (Sherwood) 191-15-0, 10mm meat, 5 & 13m, peg 51; Mick Langton (Sherwood) 179-11-0; Ben Holmes (Matrix Trentmen) 121-9-0; Graham Westwater (MAP Maryuku) 98-2-0. Sat, 31, Holmedale Lake. Andy Birkin (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 94-6-0, carp to 10 lb, short pole & paste, peg 34; Mick Wright (Nathan’s Derby) 93-8-0; Steve Clark (Sherwood) 71-7-0; Tony Reeves (Sherwood) 69-7-0; Andy Lakey (Worksop Angling) 67-1-0.

Suffolk Water Park, Ipswich, Match Lake 1. Wed, 20. Brent Calver snr (Suffolk Water Park) 64-1-0; Mike Whittaker (Angling Direct Norwich) 62-0-0; Andy Mexome (Ipswich) 56-8-0; Dave Newman (Clacton) 49-14-0; Adrian Masterson (Ipswich) 45-8-0.

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