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West Midlands Angler’s Mail matches for April 2/3 2011

Aberglais, Cefn Mably Lakes, Cardiff. Sat. 16. Mark Williams (Abertysswg) 151-14-0, carp to 6 lb on 16m pole and corn, peg 5 on Bridge Pool; Brian Protheroe (Merthyr) 64-9-0; Gary Miles (Merthyr) 49-6-0.
Bilston Angling Centre, Shropshire Union Canal, Autherley, Wolverhampton, Wed. 15. Joe Brennan (West End) 10-11-0, skimmers and roach, poled caster and squatt, peg 15; Alan Round (Trabucco Midlands Van den Eynde) 6-3-0; Colin Cole (Bilston Angling Centre) 5-11-6; B. Williams (Bilston Angling Centre) 4-5-11; Stanley Ward (Bilston Angling Centre) 4-2-1; Wilf Kneller (Mid Leisure) 3-4-6.
Blackfords Progressive Winter League, Final Round, Calf Heath Reservoir, Staffordshire, Sat. 21. Dave Morris (Tackle Shack) 49-3-0, bream to 3 lb, poled caster over pellet, peg 53; Tony Jeffreys (JCB) 35-7-0; Jason Bucknell (Little Dawley) 35-4-0; Steve Preece (M & S Joinery) 33-0-0. Final League: Dave Morris (Tackle Shack) 30; Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 41; Simon Farmer (Cannock) 45; Shane Hodgkinson (JCB) 48.

Cefn Fforest, Staunton Court. Sun. 19. Howard Stocker (Oakdale) 188-10-0, carp to 12 lb on 8m pole and corn, peg 16; Simon Jones (Oakdale) 130-8-0; Adam Jones (Cefn Hengoed) 128-0-0; Gafyn Jones (Cefn Fforest) 126-0-0.

Cefn Mably Lakes Winter League, Final Round. Sun. 24. Phil Weaver (Newport) 172-0-0, all carp on pole and pellets, peg on Bridge Pool; John Harvey (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 121-12-0; Ian Exall (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 87-0-0. League: Steve Ayers (Awa-Shima) 6 points; John Harvey (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 7; Colin Jackson (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 10 points.

Dynamite Baits, Dynamite Baits Makins, Phases 1, 2 and 3, 4th round 13 teams of three, Sun. 39. Andy Allen (Mansfield Angling gold) 157-0-0, carp to 12 lb, pellet waggler, peg A20, Lake 2. Mick Timson (Mansfield Angling Gold) 141-4-0; Wayne Haywood (Pools Fodder) 115-8-0; Andy Boffin (Team Makins) 108-0-0; Martin Leck (Colins Always Early) 100-4-0; Daz Walters (Feed the Yak) 99-10-0. Teams: Mansfield Angling Gold 3; Team Makins and Olivers Army 9; KFC, Pools Fodder and Feed the Yak 10. League: KFC 29; Team Makins 33; Mansfield Angling Gold 38; Colins Always Early 39; Victoria Tackle 44; Feed the Yak and Pools Fodder 45.

Elmbridge Fishery,
Droitwich, Heron Pool, Thurs. 16. Owen Boswell (Elmbridge) 84-10-0, poled corn, peg 7; Sid Toroni (Maver Solihull Angling Centre) 73-6-0; Alan Fleet (Taveners) 58-4-0. Sat. 19, Heron Pool. Pete Ricketts (New Willenhall) 87-10-0, carp, poled paste, peg 18. Bob Cooke (Bilston Angling Centre) 68-4-0; Mark Bradley (Hobsons Choice) 67-10-0. Sun. 19, Heron and Pheasant Pools. David Johnson (Club 2000/Stevens Tackle) 134-10-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 6. Pete Ricketts (New Willenhall) 133-6-0; Alan Tudor (Royal Oak) 66-12-0.
Furnace Mill, Wyre, Bewdley, Worcestershire, Sun. Mucky Meadow and Willow Lakes, 22. Iwan Mills (Robin’s Timber) 103-12-0, carp to 9 lb, poled pellet and meat, peg 38 Mucky Meadow; Dean Sheldon (SBS) 91-6-0; Chris Bradney (Steven’s Tackle) 86-6-0.

Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks, Jennys Pool, Mon. 18. Ade Mansfield (Yorkshire Baits/Tamworth Tackle) 65-8-0, F1s, bream and tench, poled bread fish high and low, peg 23. Rob Swain (White Hart Birmingham) 61010-0; Ron Notley (Starlet Veterans) 49-6-0. Wed. 16, House Pool 1. Shaun little (MAP/Bag Em Baits) 80-0-0, F1s, bream, tench and roach, poled pellet over slop at 16m, peg 6. Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 67-7-0; Ade Mansfield (Yorkshire Baits/Tamworth Tackle) 61-13-0. Sat. 33, New Pool. Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 106-1-0, F1s, poled pellet over slop at 8m to the island, peg 10. Paul Newell (Kings Mill Redditch) 103-0-0; Andy Jackson (Mosella) 87-4-0; Paul Bick (Shakespeare) 86-5-0; Rob Avery (Redditch) 78-9-0; David James (Mosella) 74-4-0. Sun. 35, House Pool 2 and New Pool. Paul Newell (Kings Mill Redditch) 236-14-0, carp and skimmers, poled bread at 6m, peg 5, Top Pool. Pete Caton (Dynamite Baits/Banbury Gunsmiths) 130-4-0; Andy Jackson (Mosella) 121-14-0; Paul Bick (Shakespeare) 118-3-0; Steve Draper (Lake View) 114-2-0; Pete Bennett (Banbury Gunsmiths/Yorkshire Baits) 104-10-0.

Good Intent AS Spring League,
Round Two, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Hinksford, Staffordshire, Sat. 18. Merv Rogers (Mallards) 10-0-0, a 3 lb chub plus small fish, poled caster and squatt, peg 8; Chris Rice (Harris MG) 8-1-0; Harry O’Neill (Stourport) 6-9-8.
Goodyear AC, Willow Marsh Fishery, Shenstone, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, Sun. 17. Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 56-6-0, carp to 5 lb, poled pellet, peg 38; Mike Thomson (Goodyear AC) 53-7-0; John Cunningham (Goodyear AC) 45-10-0.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks, Sat. 16. Rolly Sturdy (Starlet Vetersns/Hawkesbury) 49-1-0, complete mixture of species, poled pellet, peg 17. Keith Walton (Hawkesbury) 43-8-0; Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 35-7-0. Sun. 24. Chris Howe (Hawkesbury) 48-6-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 46. George Cairnes (Hawkesbury/Kodak) 42-8-0; Rolly Sturdy (Starlet Veterans/Hawkesbury) 37-6-0; Dennis Saunders (Hawkesbury) 30-0-0; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 24-0-0.

Izaak Walton Fishery, Chebsey, Stafford, Wed. Top and Middle Pool, 13. Pete Goodwin (Bucknall Bikes) 44-1-0, skimmers, poled pellet, peg 15 Top Pool; Ron Danski (Izaak Walton Fishery) 42-6-0; Brian James (Meir) 41-8-0; Dave Barnard (Rod and Gun) 37-9-0. Thurs. Veterans, Canal, 10. Dave Purvis (Izaak Walton Fishery) 77-12-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 7; Brian Crofts (Stafford) 28-3-0; Robin Tooth (Holts Tackle) 26-7-0. Sat. Top and Middle Pools, 24. Paul Shone (Izaak Walton Fishery) 98-9-0, carp, poled pellet, Top Pool 23; Alan Millward (Trentside Tackle) 71-6-0; Neil Edwards (Meir and Longton Royal British Legion) 56-8-0; Neil Plummer (Ball Green) 54-2-0.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, Staffordshire, Sat. Carp and Big Match Pools, 23. Richard Noakes (Fitters AC) 84-2-0, carp and the odd tench to 1 lb 8 oz, poled pellet, peg 19 Carp Pool; Ben Stanton (Mosella) 69-9-0; James Watton (King’s Pools) 64-14-0; Ian Hodson (Swan Elite) 55-11-0; Peter Sawes (Swan Elite) 52-14-0; Steve Owen (Wolverhampton) 52-6-0. Sun. Spring League, Carp, New Match and Big Match Pools, 35. Robert Hancox (Swan AC) 74-9-0, carp to 4 lb, poled pellet, Big Match 1; Carl Moon (Dove Valley AC) 64-4-0; Mattie Stockton (Swan AC) 62-15-0; Terry Willington (King’s Pools) 62-14-0; Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 61-8-0; Ian Hodson (Swan Elite) 61-4-0. League: Jordan Hall (Allen’s Tackle) and Ian Hodson (Swan Elite) both 7; James Watton (King’s Pools) 11.
Kobra Feeders, Dynamite Baits Makins, Wolvey, Warks, Lake 2, Wed. 16. Charlie Shaw (Derby) 139-0-0, carp, pellet waggler, peg B21. Wendell Ward (Best Baits) 74-12-0; John Adamson (Kobra Feeders) and baz Smithson (Gedling Tackle) both had 64-12-0. Thurs. 16, Derwent Pool. Andy Findlay (Preston Innovations/Korum) 43-0-0, carp, pellet waggler, peg 15. Kevin Orr (All Seasons Angling) 8-4-0; Mark Griffiths (Ringer Baits) 6-10-0; John Adamson (Kobra Feeders) 4-4-0; Mark Kent (LEVAS) 2-6-0.

Monk Hall Fishery,
Monkhopton, Salop, Swallow and Lark Pools, Sun. 14. Tony Cook (Royal Oak) 44-0-0, carp, poled corn, peg 16, Swallow Pool. Ian Thomas (Perton) 35-9-0; Keith Perrin (Tipton) 31-0-0.

Moorlands Farm,
Hartlebury, Worcs, Meadow Pool, Tues. 24. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 125-4-0, carp, wagglered corn, peg 54. Tony Stead (West Midlands Police/Maver) 52-12-0; Ralph Baxter (Gloucester) 43-0-0; Lee Kirby (Moorlands) 42-12-0. Wed. 16 over 50’s, Silver Pool. Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 46-4-0, F1s, poled pellet at 6m, peg 40. Dave Williams (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 39-14-0; George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 34-10-0; Kevin Roderick (Moorlands) 31-14-0. Thurs. 15, Meadow Pool. Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 77-9-0, carp, poled pellet at 6m, peg 16. Sid Julian (Moorlands) 62-8-0; Paul Addlington (Club 2000) 60-0-0; Kevin Roderick (Moorlands) 59-8-0. Fri. 19, Moors and Bank Pools. Roman Skura (Moorlands) 73-4-0, carp, poled mussels down the edge, peg 25, Bank Pool. George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 67-2-0; Dave Williams (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 60-10-0; Richard Chatwin (Specialist Bait Suppliers/Spa Match Group) 59-2-0. Sat. 23, Bank and Island Pools. Nigel Clark (Carneys) 85-1-0, carp, poled pellet at 10m and down the edge, peg 25, Bank Pool. Pete Rice (Bag ‘Em Baits) 74-10-0; Sid Julian (Moorlands) 68-3-0; John Bagley (Stevens Tackle) 65-15-0. Sun. 26, Moors and Meadow Pools. Pete Bailey (Ultima) 98-3-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet down the edge, peg 12, Moors Pool. John Cooper (Moorlands Gold) 96-5-0; Neville Groves (Top Fours/Fosters) 88-12-0; Mark Roberson (Specialist Bait Suppliers/Spa Match Group) 71-0-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure,
Harvington, Island Pool, Wed. 12. Steve Daley (Maver Solihull Angling Centre) 99-14-0, carp, pellet feeder, peg 16. Jason Cooke (WB Clarke) 97-2-0; Bob West (SPRO Preston) 67-2-0. Thurs. 16, Boundry Pool. Paul Little (Edgeley Sports) 62-4-0, carp, skimmers and roach, pellet waggler, maggot feeder and poled pellet, peg 34. John Slocket (SPRO Preston) 49-6-0; Bob West (SPRO Preston) 32-8-0; Phil Baird (SPRO Preston) 32-0-0. Sat. 19, Middle and Windmill Pools. John Cattermole (Maver/Frenzee) 138-4-0, carp, tench and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 26, Middle Pool. Michael Hawkswood (Riddings Angling Club) 117-8-0; Andy Powell (Mosella Lobbys) 109-4-0; Tony Shepherd (Oxford) 84-10-0. Sun. 34, Island Pool. Paul Cassidy (Baileys of Warwick) 95-4-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet and pellet feeder, peg 6. Mark Hemming (Lodge Park) 79-0-0; Andy Beasley (RAF Mosella) 73-0-0; Tony Shepherd (Oxford) 70-4-0.

Newport, Woodstock Pond. Sun. 15. Nick Jones (Pontypool) 47-14-0, skimmers and F1s on feeder and meat or pole and pellets, peg 31 by car park; Rob Sims (Team Garry Evans) 41-15-0; Chris Hall (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 40-1-0; Martin Challenger (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 35-15-0.

Octoplus Boldings Pools,
Bridgnorth, Salop, Sycamore Pool, Mon. 10. Colin Wozak (Telford) 63-2-0, carp to 5 lb and barbel to 1 lb, poled pellet at 6m and close in, peg 36. Harry Colley (Octoplus Boldings Wolves) 58-9-0; Bob Tromans (Fiery Holes) 51-0-0; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 47-11-0. Wed. 12, Chestnut Pool. Gary Morris (Octoplus Boldings Wolves) 44-7-0, carp to 7 lb and skimmers to 2 lb, poled pellet to the island and in the channel, peg 38. Jeff Harston (Weston Pools) 40-2-0; Pete Moss (Rod and Gun) 33-13-0; Tony Foster (Octoplus Boldings Wolves) 31-6-0. Thurs. 29, Chestnut and Sycamore Pools. Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 106-6-0, carp to 9 lb, poled pellet and corn at 6m and close in, peg 37, Chestnut Pool. Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 102-13-0; Ed Turner (Octoplus Boldings Wolves) 80-9-0; Brian Clark (Maruku) 79-5-0. Sat. 25, Sycamore and Chestnut Pools. Andy Williams (Vespe) 90-8-0, carp to 9lb and bream to 3 lb, poled maggot and corn close in, peg 11, Sycamore Pool. Tim Probert (Octoplus Boldings Wolves) 78-7-0; Elliot Johnson (Rod and Gun) 77-2-0; Ted Ecclestone (Stafford) 70-6-0. Sun. 43, Sycamore, Willow and Larch Pools. Andy Williams (Vespe) 100-4-0, carp to 9 lb, bream to 3lb and barbel to 1 lb, poled maggot and corn at 5m and close in, peg 33, Sycamore Pool. Dave Hailey (Octoplus Boldings Wolves) 99-12-0; Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 89-4-0; John Francis (Rod and Gun) 80-12-0; Gary Morris (Octoplus Boldings Wolves) 79-4-0; Richard Lawson (Maver) 78-13-0.

Packington Somers,
Meriden, Warks, Molands Mere, Wed. 19. Ms Suzi Smith (Kobra Feeders) 68-8-0, carp, Method and pellet, peg 44. Joe Roberts (Kamasan Starlets) 50-7-0; Dean Young (Tornadoes) 48-14-0. Sat. 30, Gearys Level. Alan Hill (Beaufort Angling Club) 59-15-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and Method feeder with pellet, peg 32. Dave Elliott (Packington) 43-1-0; Dave Duggan (Dams and Lock) 40-11-0. Sun. 35, Molands Mere. Ed Warren (Preston Innovations) 75-14-0, carp, skimmers and tench, poled pellet and Method feeder with pellet, peg 44. Lee Richards (Top Fours/Fosters) 56-3-0; Dave Duggan (Dams and Lock) 49-12-0.

PI Clubman League, PI Woodland View Fishery, Hadley, Worcestershire, Sun. Final Round, all pools, 60. Keven Slade (Bilston Angling Centre) 154-7-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet and sweetcorn, Deans 63; T. Williams (Maver Solihull Angling Centre Black) 120-4-0; P. Taylor (Wythall Royal British Lagion) 115-3-0; Chris Robson (Bilston) 108-4-0; Ian Keywood (Maver Solihull Angling Centre Blue) 89-6-0. Teams: Maver Solihull Angling Centre Red 1; Maver Solihull Angling Centre Blue 2; Maver Solihull Angling Centre Black 3. Final League: Mosella Wolves 39 (5 section wins); Maver Solihull Angling Centre Black 39 (2 section wins).
Pontymister, Monmouthshire Canal, Crumlin Arm at Cross Keys. Sun. 25. Simon Thomas (Cross Keys) 6-4-0, one carp on pole and maggots, fourth peg down at Halls Road; John Cooper (Wales Youth) 2-14-0; Paul Herrera (Cross Keys) 2-0-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire, Tues. Deans Pool, 17. Phil Edmunds (Woodlands) 105-6-0, carp to 8 lb, poled sweetcorn and pellet, peg 30; C. Newman (Worcester) 102-12-0; T. Perry (Woodlands) 99-15-0; R. Frith (Northfield) 72-5-0. Sat. Deans Pool, 23. Rob Camden (Midland Bears) 216-12-0, carp to 8 lb, poled sweetcorn and pellet, Deans 36; Les Thompson (Preston Innovations) 112-0-0; Wayne Panting (Midland Bears) 99-10-0; Matt Burns (Otis) 92-6-0.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Pole-only. Wed. 15. Steve Shaw (Marukyu Baits) 119-10-0, all carp on long pole and corn, peg 15 on Molly’s Pond; Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 105-8-0; Alan Davies (Cardiff Nomads) 76-12-0; Neil Anstice (Cwmbran) 75-0-0. Sat. 16. Simon Jones (Rhymney) 128-8-0, all carp on pole and pellets, peg 10 on Sophie’s Pond; Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 118-12-0; John Harvey (Risca) 116-4-0.

Rhymney, Port Talbot Docks. Sun. 11. John Hancock (Rhymney) 20-12-0, all skimmers on groundbait feeder and maggots, peg on walkway; Keith Price (Tredegar) 18-9-0; Dai Forrester (Rhymney) 10-12-0.
Sirhowy, Pixley Pools. Sun. 20. Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 140-12-0, all carp to 8lb on 4m of pole and casters, peg on dam; Rob Jones (Neath) 113-8-0; Luke Sorokin (Neath) 85-0-0; Nigel Morris (Neath) 64-10-0.

Stirrup Cup, Curdworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sun. 24. Graham Massey (Dams and Lock) 8-12-15, all roach to 3 oz, poled squatt, peg 74; Ian Haddon (Weddington) 8-7-12; Ted Yearby (Dams and Lock) 6-11-7; Darren Barratt (Stirrup Cup) 6-5-15; Mel Howard (Stirrup Cup) 6-5-6; Dave Sheaf (Black Country Tackle) 6-4-11.

Walsall Arboretum, Hatherton Lake, Walsall, West Midlands, Sun. 11. Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 18-12-0, nine bream , feeder and maggot, peg 9; Steve Preece (M & S Joinery) 8-4-0; Gary Beasley (Walsall) 5-6-0; Mark Greening (Streetley) 4-12-0; Kevin Edwards (Jessar AC) 4-0-0; Norman Carpenter (Saints) 3-0-0.

Wassell Grove Fishery, Stourbridge, West Midlands, Sat. Brook Pool, 16. Richard Knowles (MCM) 52-0-0, small carp, F1s and 20 lb of silvers, poled pellet, peg 12; Kevin Williams (Wolverhampton) 51-7-0; DJ Williams (Wassell Grove) 38-7-0.

Wolverhampton AA, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Wombourne, Staffordshire, Sun. 25. Steve Cope (Four Ashes AC) 32-14-0, 14 chub, poled caster, Gardner’s peg; Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 13-3-0; Richard Guest (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 11-12-12; Ben Garbett (Dudley Bait and Tackle) 10-2-6; Ian Hingley (Dudley Bait and Tackle) 8-14-0; Neil Turner (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 7-6-0.
Wolverhampton Over 60s, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Cross Keys, Penkridge, Wed. 16. Stuart Braithford (Wolverhampton) 6-10-0, chub, gudgen and roach, poled bread punch, peg 20; Tony Wardley (Bilston Angling Centre) 6-2-8; Cliff Harrison (Bridgtown) 2-0-4.
Wye Angling Open, Hartleton Lake, Ross on Wye. Sun. 18. Darren Saunders (Iffers) 23-8-0, two tench with skimmers on 14m pole and pellets, peg 19 on track side; Richard Harding (Iffers) 19-4-0; Bob Williams (Iffers) 18-0-0; Andy Reed (Iffers) 15-10-0.

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