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Aberglais, White Springs, Pontarddulais, S. Glamorgan. Sun, 20. Darran Morgan (Cefn Coed) 54-8-0, carp, poled corn, peg 14 New Canal; Mark Williams (Abertysswg) 53-1-0; Brian Protheroe (Merthyr) 49-2-0; Terry Jones Jnr (Merthyr) 47-4-0.

Barford Spring League, Grand Union Canal, Knowle, W. Mids. Sat, 30. Geoff Garnish (Matchbox) 14-9-0, skimmers to 1 lb, maggot, big bush peg 12; Mike Beddings (Jets) 12-15-0; Pete Millard (PPD) 9-10-0; Darren Massey (Shakespeare Superteam) 7-7-0. Teams: Matchbox 8; Jets 10; Shakespeare Superteam 11; Barford 11; Browning West Midlands Red 12; PPD 14. League: Matchbox 17; Shakespeare Superteam 21; Jets 24; PPD 24; Browning West Midlands Red 28; Browning Mixed 33.

Bilston Angling Centre, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Pendeford. Sun, 10. Gary Ward (Bilston Angling Centre) 7-14-0, roach and skimmers, poled bread punch and caster, peg 1; Dave Wood (Bilston Angling Centre) 6-14-8.

Blackfords Progressives, Kingswood Lake, Cannock, Staffs. Sat, 27. Ken Walters (Gt. Wyrley) 26-12-0, 16 bream, method feeder with corn, peg 48; Paul Bucknall (Little Dawley) 12-4-0; Dave Ridgeway (Shifnal) 10-8-0; John Burns (Blackfords) 7-14-0.

Bridgtown AC, Brookfields, Shareshill, W. Mids. Sun, 17. Mark Smith (Bridgtown AC) 32-8-0, carp to 5 lb plus skimmers, caster, worm and corn, peg 15; Jim Jones (Bridgtown AC) 24-8-0; Roy Grosvenor (Bridgtown AC) 17-8-0.

Bridgnorth Comrades, Woodcote Hall, Newport, Shrops. Sun. 15, Priory Pool. Graham Wade (Bridgnorth AS) 37-4-0, 13 carp, pellet feeder, peg 3; Andy George (Wolverhampton) 35-11-0; James Morris (Bridgnorth Comrades) 35-4-0.

Buckley Summer League, Trap Pool, Clwyd. Sun, 14. Mike Delve (Buckley) 34-9-0, bream, roach and orfe, peg 33; Steve Martin (Buckley) 22-15-0; Graham Davidson (Buckley) 17-15-0.

Canal Kings, Birmingham Mainline Canal, Soho Loop, Winson Green, B’ham. Sat, 11. Merv Rodgers (Mosella Bait-Tech) 10-9-0, skimmers and roach, poled squatt and punch, peg 46; Wayne Shipley (Canal Kings) 8-5-2; Kevin Perry (Browning Lifestyle) 7-11-13. Sun, 13. Gary Owen (Good Intent) 9-12-0, skimmers, poled worm and caster, pegged at Clissold Street; Tony Foster (Dams and Lock) 6-14-0; Pete Hatton (ZLT) 5-1-0.

Cefn Mably Lakes, Cardiff. Wed, 24, Over-50s. Robert Michael (Glamorgan Rebels) 58-0-0, carp, poled pellets in margins, peg 24; Paul Waddington (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 51-8-0; Rob Dyer (Swansea) 51-0-0.

Cradley Heath Labour AC, Lower Broadheath Fishery, Worcs. Sun, 20, Ash Pool. Simon West (Cradley Heath Labour) 77-0-0, carp, pellet, meat and corn, shallow and down the edge, peg 16; Garry Mason (Cradley Heath Labour) 72-8-0; Kevin Clark (Cradley Heath Labour) 65-12-0.

Devon AC, Arden Lakes, Snitterfield, Warks. Sun, 20, Oak Lake. Chris Buckley (Swanns) 23-8-0, carp to 6 lb, paste, peg 27; Dave Pritchard (Swanns) 18-5-0; Andi Watts (Devon AC) 13-8-0.

Elmbridge Fishery, Nr. Droitwich, Worcs. Thurs, 18, Chris Whitehouse (Steven’s Tackle) 100-0-0, carp, pellet, peg 10; Robert Smith (Elmbridge) 87-8-0; Brett Whitehouse (Strikers) 87-0-0. Sat, 24, Chris Hyde (Elmbridge) 132-0-0, carp, pellet, peg 27; Gary Paige (Allen’s Tackle Leamore) 122-0-0; Wayne Bradley (Allen’s Tackle Leamore) 98-8-0. Sun, 22, Pheasant Pool. Richard Buckley (Bilston Tackle) 76-10-0, carp, pellet, peg 13; Mick Stanier (Yardley Wood Social Club) 66-8-0; Brett Whitehouse (Strikers) 57-0-0.

Furnace Mill Fishery, Bewdley, Worcs. Sun, 16, Furnace Pool. Andy Rowbottom (Angling Bait Club) 50-12-0, carp to 7 lb, bream and chub, worm and caster at 11m, tight to opposite bank, peg 12; Paul Cook (Maver/Mark’s Tackle) 50-1-0; Kev Williams (Wolverhampton) 40-1-0.

Goodyear AC, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Slade Heath, Staffs. Thurs pm, 13. Paul Turner (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 5-2-8, roach and perch, poled caster, peg 1; Dave Smith (Bridgtown AC) 4-0-0; Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 3-7-0. Sun. 18, Izaak Walton Fishery, Chebsey, Stafford, Bottom Pool. Pete Rogers (Goodyear AC) 43-2-0, carp to 5 lb, maggot out and in the sides, peg 31; Bob Davies (Goodyear AC) 39-12-0; John Cunningham (Goodyear AC) 35-14-0.

Hawkesbury Hall Farm, Bedworth, Warks. Thurs, 14, Match Pool. Grant Merrett (Hawkesbury) 118-5-0, carp to 12 lb, meat and corn, on the deck and up in the water, peg 15; Roland Sturdy (Hawkesbury) 92-12-0; Richard E. Grant (Hawkesbury) 83-15-0. Sat, 21, Match Pool. John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 151-1-0, carp to double fingers, meat and corn, peg 28; Dave Armstrong (Hawkesbury) 118-0-0; Richard E. Grant (Hawkesbury) 85-6-0; Dennis Saunders (Hawkesbury) 70-8-0. Sun, 24, Match Pool. Simon Enticott (Hawkesbury) 94-9-0, carp to double figures, paste on the deck, peg 8; John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 89-4-0; Vince Cziniselsko (Hawkesbury) 77-0-0; Richard E. Grant (Hawkesbury) 66-2-0.

 

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Holgan Farm, Llawhaden, W. Wales. Sun, 18. Kev Roberts (Rosemarket) 130-0-0, carp to 12 lb, paste in the margins, Carp Lake; Tony Jackson (Stafford) 89-0-0; Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 88-8-0.

Iffers Silver Cup, Hartleton Lake, Ross-on-Wye. Sun, 19. Don Shepherd (Iffers) 33-0-0, a 10 lb carp with bream, method feeder and pellets to island, field peg 61; James Williams (Iffers) 32-6-0; Gordon Emms (Iffers) 29-12-0.

JCB Individual Summer League, Rocester, Staffs. Sun, 30, North Lake. Steve Gilbert (JCB) 116-13-0, 17 carp, corn, close in, peg 29; Steve Roberts (JCB) 99-9-0; Dave Smith (JCB) 80-12-0; G. Wooldridge (JCB) 68-8-0.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, Wolverhampton, W. Mids. Wed, 24, Carp and Big Match Pools. Les Willey (King’s) 69-3-0, F1s to 10 oz, pellet, Carp peg 19; Gary Steele (WAC) 62-7-0; Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 57-4-0; A. Calla (King’s) 49-1-0.

Maver Match This Qualifier, Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sat, 74, Oak, Larch, Sycamore and Willows pools. Jamie Hughes (Maver Midlands/Bag’em) 119-10-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet and corn under overhanging grass, Oak peg 24; Howard Kelly (Bait-Tech) 113-9-0; Jack O’Sullivan (Oakengates Angling Centre) 106-7-0; Wayne Kearney (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 106-2-0; Shane Rogers (Oakengates Angling Centre) 99-0-0; Tony Gilbert (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 92-12-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury Nr. Kidderminster, Worcs. Tues, 21, Bank, Moors and Island pools. Mal Watson (DGL) 84-8-0, carp to 10 lb, shallow on pellets, Moors peg 5; Ray Phillips (CPA) 74-5-0; Bill Drew (Bewdley) 74-1-0; Clive Wright (Mosella) 71-4-0. Wed, 22, Silver Pool. George Reynolds (CPA) 105-15-0, F1s to 2 lb, maggots, peg 25; Mel Davis (Moorlands) 88-4-0; Terry Homer (Club 2000) 73-6-0; Pete Waters (Moorlands) 71-10-0. Thurs, 20, Meadow Pool. Lee Boden (Stonehenge) 104-2-0, carp to 8 lb, pellets, peg 8; Colin Pace (CPA) 90-12-0; Iwan Mills (Robin’s Timber) 78-13-0. Fri pm, 27, Meadow and Bank. Dave Bowater (Moorlands) 136-10-0, carp to 10 lb, corn in the margins, Meadow peg 11; D.J.Williams (Halesowen RBL) 127-3-0; Syd Julian (Moorlands) 120-10-0; Les Goldrick (Moorlands) 113-8-0. Sat, 41, Meadow and Bank. Ronnie Biggs (OHMS) 121-10-0, carp to 10 lb, corn down the edge, Bank peg 15; Syd Julian (Moorlands) 94-8-0; Ian Wood (Moorlands) 85-1-0; Martin Lefevre (Moorlands Gold) 82-4-0; Paul Hadlington (Club 2000) 81-12-0; Colin Pace (CPA) 79-5-0. Sun, 36, Silver and Island. Paul Homer (Dudley Bait and Tackle) 124-3-0, carp to 6 lb, pellets down the edge, Island peg 26; Chris Newton (Smithy’s) 115-14-0; Rob Avery (Redditch Kingfisher) 115-12-0; Chris Hill (Mosella) 86-2-0; Mick Hatchard (Shakespeare Superteam) 85-6-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure Spring Festival, Harvington, Evesham, Worcs. Mon-Fri, 75, Middle, Island, Ash and Windmill Pools. Mon. Tom Hobbs (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 129-8-0, carp, F1s and skimmers, pellet feeder, pellet waggler and poled pellet, worm and caster, Middle peg 23; Shaun Little (MAP/Marukyu) 119-6-0; Kurtis Trantor (Bait-Tech) 117-0-0; Aidan Mansfield (Shakespeare) 117-0-0; Mark Malin (Colmic/Bait-Tech) 115-4-0. Tues. Shaun Little (Colmic) 130-0-0, carp, F1s and skimmers, feeder, waggler and poled pellet, worm and caster, Ash peg 11; Aidan Mansfield (Shakespeare) 120-0-0; John Chapman (Ted Carter Southport) 102-8-0; John Devine (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 102-0-0; Wayne Kearney (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 99-4-0. Wed. Mick Lane (Cotswold Angling) 192-12-0, carp, F1s and skimmers, feeder, waggler and poled pellet, worm and caster, Middle peg 19; David Howard (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 145-14-0; Colin Webster (Ted Carter Preston) 134-14-0; Steve Ford (Daiwa Gordon League/OG) 117-12-0; Graham Dixon (Manor Farm) 115-6-0. Thurs. Terry Winstone (Bonehill Mill) 115-0-0, carp, F1s and skimmers, feeder, waggler and poled pellet, worm and caster, Island peg 5; John Chapman (Ted Carter Southport) 113-0-0; Dave Dawber (Platt Bridge Tackle) 108-10-0; Steve Partington (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 98-6-0; Tom Hobbs (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 92-8-0. Fri. Chris Telling (Colmic) 162-6-0, carp, F1s and skimmers, feeder, waggler and poled pellet, worm and caster, Windmill peg 24; Steve Partington (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 127-12-0; Mark Malin (Colmic/Bait-Tech) 116-0-0; Mick Lane (Cotswold Angling) 109-0-0; Franek Staniuszko (Garbolino) 103-12-0. Overall: Steve Ford (DGL/OG) 8; Shaun Little (MAP/Marukyu) 9; Mark Malin (Colmic/Bait-Tech) 10; Kurtis Trantor (Bait-Tech) 10; Chris Telling (Colmic) 11; Aidan Mansfield (Shakespeare) 11. Sun, 20, Island Pool. Steve Reynolds (Rocklands AC) 106-12-0, carp and F1s, pellet and pellet waggler, peg 23; Mark Hemming (Lodge Park) 106-8-0; Ivan Mills (Banks & Burr) 85-8-0.

New City Anglers, Lliswerry Pond, Gwent. Sun, 16. Richie Nuthman (Newport) 14-5-0, three tench, waggler and casters, peg on railway side; Shane Pink (Newport) 7-5-0; Kevin Evans (Newport) 5-9-0.

Newport Spring Series, School Pool. Sun, 24. Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 48-0-0, carp, poled paste to near bank rushes, peg 42 by lily beds; Karl Guerra (Spencer Works) 37-8-0; Nicky Belcher (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 36-12-0; Martyn Truman (Newport) 35-14-0. Final League: Howard Green 55; Chris Murphy 45; Matt Morgan 44.

Nisa, Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks. Wed, 31, Phase 1 Lake Two. Charlie Shaw (Derby Fishamania) 106-0-0, carp, method feeder then poled pellet, peg A12; Dave McDowell (Coventry) 65-8-0; Geoff Ringer (Ringer’s Baits) 62-0-0; Terry Sanderson (Angling Man) 60-0-0. Thurs, 29, Crater, Snake and Reptile. Keith Hudson (Match Catch) 101-0-0, carp, bream and stockies, pellet, Crater peg 2; Baz Smithson (Makins) 97-4-0; Chris Neal (Rutlanders) 93-2-0; Graham Elliot (Shepshed Charterhouse) 93-0-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, W.Mids. Wed, 15, Molands Mere. John Birchill (Packington Somers) 86-4-0, carp to 8 lb, tip and pellet, peg 4; Pete Heaven (Greyhound AC) 85-10-0. Sat, 15, Big Geary’s. Derek Hartshorn (Swann Baits) 69-10-0, double-figure carp, corn, peg 19; Max Higgott (Team Makins) 29-3-0. Sun, 14, Willow and Grats pools. Steve White (Kobra Feeders) 91-4-0, double-figure carp, method feeder to island, Grats peg 13; Craig O’Brien (Packington Somers) 84-14-0; Ms Suzi Smith (Kobra Feeders) 82-10-0.

Parkes’ Hall AC, PI Woodland View, Hadley, Worcs. Sun, 16, Front Deans Pool. Jamie Trevis (Parkes’ Hall AC) 74-4-0, carp to 10 lb, corn in the margins, peg 21; Stephen Worton (J and P Tackle) 36-6-0; Les Harris (Parkes’ Hall AC) 31-4-0.

Pontymister, Mathern Mill, Chepstow, Gwent. Sun, 16. Phil Croker (Cross Keys) 14-1-0, three carp, feedered pellets, peg on Waterfall Lake; Richard Harley (Cross Keys) and Steve Goodwin (Cross Keys) both 13-10-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Mon, 17, Sycamore Pool. Phil Shaw (PI Boldings) 82-15-0, carp to 6 lb, maggot shallow, peg 8; Bob Tromans (Fiery Holes AC) 73-12-0; Dave Matson (Rod and Gun) 72-7-0. Wed, 20, Sycamore. Colin Reynolds (Bilston AC) 123-0-0, carp to 8 lb and barbel to 3 lb, pellet, close in, peg 13; Phil Shaw (PI Boldings) 91-8-0; Phil Foster (PI Boldings) 90-9-0. Thurs, 24, Sycamore and Chestnut. Brian Clark (Colmic Marukyu) 96-11-0, carp to 8 lb and skimmers to 2 lb, maggot and pellet, shallow and side, Sycamore 13; Phil Foster (PI Boldings) 94-1-0; Graham Roberts (PI Boldings) 86-14-0; Mark Mountford (Shifnal) 85-5-0. Sun, 33, Ash and Beech. Dave Hailey (PI Boldings) 137-4-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet, shallow, Ash peg 3; Sean Barber (Maver Midlands) 134-13-0; Clive Wynn (Tri-Cast Weston) 112-2-0; Pete Ricketts (New Willenhall) 111-6-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcs. Tues, 19, Deans Pool. G. Clark (Browning) 87-4-0, carp, pellet, peg 41; John May Snr. (Bilston Angling Centre) 65-0-0; M. Morris (Woodlands) 63-0-0. Sun, 20, High Pool. J. Hadley (Woodlands) 148-6-0, carp, pellet, peg 18; Tony Perry (Woodlands) 83-0-0; Andy Taylor (Lobby’s Tackle) 81-11-0.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Wed, 18. Andrew Mann (Frenzee) 132-0-0, big carp in margins, poled corn, peg 18 Penny’s Pond; Lee Pesticcio (Mosella) 97-0-0; Giles Cochrane (Cwmbran) 85-4-0.

Reedswood AC, Reedswood Pool, Walsall, W. Mids. Tues, 10. Steve Arnold (Foster’s) 45-12-0, carp to 6 lb, worm down the edge, peg 24; Gary Paige (Allen’s Tackle, Leamore) 34-2-0; Wayne Rogers (Beechdale AC) 18-8-0.

Rhymney, Fochriw Feeder Pond, Gwent. Sun, 14. Brian Rees (Rhymney) 8-2-0, one tench with roach and rudd, groundbait feedered maggots, peg 3; Barry Davies (Rhymney) 7-4-0; Terry Moss (Rhymney) 4-10-0.

Rough Hay AC, Brookfields, Shareshill, W. Mids. Sat, 16. Barry Sherrard (Rough Hay) 36-8-0, carp to 4 lb, red meat long pole and margins, peg 11; Jez Meredith (Rough Hay) 33-8-0; Albert Hunt (Guest) 28-0-0.

Sensas Nomads, Hendre Lake, Cardiff. Tues pm, 14. Chris Murphy (Bargoed) 43-0-0, bream, groundbait feeder and pellets, peg 12; Clive Branson (Sensas Nomads) 26-2-0.

Sirhowy, Cefn Mably Lakes, Cardiff. Sun, 22. Pete Edwards (Swansea) 77-7-0, carp, poled pellets, peg on Match Lake; Mark Holden (Hereford) 75-0-0; Phil Rawlings (Newport) 73-3-0; Rob Dyer (Swansea) 56-8-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Warks. Sun. 8. Sam Lewis (3M’s) 21-2-0, bream to 3 lb and perch, poled worm and big maggot to the far bank and down track, peg 76; Alan Price (Stirrup Cup) 18-3-8.

Tunnel Barm Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Mon, 16, Club Pool. Rob Swain (TBF) 166-8-0, F1s to 3 lb and carp to 7 lb, maggot shallow at 6m, peg 15; Darren Parish (Garbolino Guernsey) 151-7-0; Malcolm Jones (Banbury Gunsmiths) 98-10-0. Tues, 18, House. Dave Parish (Garbolino Guernsey) 74-12-0, F1s to 1 lb 8 oz and skimmers, meat, top two, peg 21; Steve Johnson (Acorn Angling Centre) 59-5-0; Mark Collingwood (Garbolino Guernsey) 57-0-0. Thurs, 62, Jenny’s, High and Top. Ken Turner 126-9-0, F1s to 2 lb and carp to 4 lb, pellet at 6m, shallow and edges, Jenny’s peg 8; John Berry 116-3-0; Tony McGuire 69-4-0; Dave Kingerley 66-7-0; Chris Constable 65-7-0 (all TBF Vets). Fri, 22, High. Richard Knowles (Shakespeare Superteam) 144-3-0, stockies, F1s and silvers, pellet shallow at 6m and 12m to island, peg 30; Mark Rice (Bag’em) 144-1-0; Pete Rice (Bag’em) 131-1-0; Alan Lines (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 107-4-0. Sat, 20, Extension. Mark Rice (Bag’em) 216-13-0, F1s to 2 lb plus silvers, caster shallow, left and right margins, peg 17; Richard Knowles (Shakespeare Superteam) 188-4-0; Dave James (Mosella UK) 146-11-0. Sun, 28, New. Paul Bick (Shakespeare Superteam) 97-9-0, F1s to 2 lb, roach and skimmers, meat, top two plus one, peg 29; Andrew Clements (Drennan Bordon) 83-2-0; Tony Walsh (Mosella UK) 82-8-0; Darren Bolton (Mosella UK) 79-5-0.

Wassell Grove, Hadley, Worcs. Sat, 14, Brook Pool. Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 95-8-0, carp to 5 lb, pellet in the margins, peg 16; Terry Homer (Club 2000) 75-4-0; Ian Ross (Wassell Grove) 60-8-0.

White Springs, Pontarddulais, S. Glamorgan. Wed, 12, veterans. Tony Wale (Swansea) 114-6-0, carp and bream, poled pellets, peg on Match Lake; Jeff Walker (Llandeilo) 84-0-0. Sun, 20. Chris Hall (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 100-0-0, carp and bream to 4 lb, poled pellets, peg on Match Lake; Zack Williams (Swansea) 76-4-0; Alan Godrich (Swansea) 73-2-0; Dick Brunton (Pembroke) 69-0-0.

Wolverhampton AA, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Penkridge, Staffs. Sat. 12. Paul Turner (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 9-8-0, perch, roach, skimmers and gudgeon, poled pinkie and squatt, peg 14; Alan Jordan (Bilston Angling Centre) 6-5-0. Sun, 24, Ind. Spring League, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Awbridge. Steve Dudley (Browning Lifestyle) 19-9-11, chub to 2 lb 8 oz, poled chopped worm and caster, peg 21; Lee Dorset (Pelsall) 10-7-0; Richard Guest (Maver Midlands) 10-4-0; Kevin Perry (Browning Lifestyle) 9-13-0. League: Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 23; Simon Mottram (Drennan NW) 26; Ben Garbett (Wolverhampon AA VDE) 27.

Wolverhampton Over 60’s Club, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Three Hammers, Coven, Staffs. Wed, 22. Stu Brailsford (Bridgtown AC) 4-0-3, one crucian carp, perch and gudgeon, poled caster and red maggot, peg 22; Bert Simmill (Bilston Angling Centre) 3-9-10; Joe Brennan (Maver Midlands) 3-7-0; Johnny Benness (Goodyear AC) 3-6-0.

 

 

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