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West Midlands Angler’s Mail matches for April 6/8 2012.

Beechdale AC, Solhampton Fisheries, Solhampton, Worcestershire, Sun. Buzzard Lake, 11. Mick Cope (Beechdale AC) 69-2-0, carp to 4 lb, poled sweetcorn, peg 23; Martin Whittaker (Beechdale AC) 63-4-0; Bill Bratt (Beechdale AC) 56-10-0.

Bilston Angling Centre, Shropshire Union Canal, Autherley, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, Wed. 10. John Hall (Bilston Angling Centre) 3-11-12, three skimmers, poled caster, peg 2; Steve Lovell (Bilston Angling Centre) 2-3-8; Paul Turner (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 1-12-0.

Blackfords Progressive, Calf Heath Reservoir, Calf Heath, Staffordshire, Sat. 35. Norman Carpenter (Walsall) 50-12-0, bream to 3 lb, poled pellet and meat, peg 53; Andy Beasley (Burton Upon Trent) 45-8-0; Dave Ridgeway (Shifnal) 40-2-0; Carl Hammond (JCB) 39-8-0; Stuart Farmer (Maver Midlands) 34-5-0; Ian Davies (Blackfords Progressive) 27-13-0.

Cornerstone AS, Grand Union Canal, Small Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sat. Top Lock, 14. Paul Butler (Cornerstone AC) 9-12-14, skimmers, roach and perch, poled caster, punched bread and squatt, peg 47; Richard Guest (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 6-13-14; Sam Rushton (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 6-5-14; Neil Turner (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 5-1-13; Lee Davies (Cornerstone AC) 4-14-11.

Dynamite Makin’s, Kobra Affordables, Wolvey, Warwickshire, Wed. Phase One, Lake Two, 17. Mick Timson (Elton Tackle) 89-12-0, carp plus a tench and a bream, Method feeder and pellet, peg B21; Allan Neale (Tackle Shack) 27-4-0; Alan Marshall (Corby) 24-10-0; Phil Hull (Lanes Bait & Tackle) 17-10-0; John Adamson (Kobra Feeders/Long Eaton Victoria Angling Society) 14-2-0. Thurs. Phase Two, Reptile, Paddock and Crater Lakes, 31. Dave White (Mansfield Sensas/Coalville) 56-12-0, carp, poled sweetcorn, Crater 11; Colin Perry (Mansfield) 51-0-0; Tom Neil (Leicester) 45-4-0; Charlie Thackrah (Wykin AC) 44-0-0; Danny Ross (Tackle Shack) 35-2-0.

Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Heron Pool, Thurs. 15. Trevor Burton (Baggeridge Brick Angling Club) 31-10-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 27. Tony Walton (Elmbridge) 29-6-0; Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 27-10-0. Sat. 20, Heron Pool. Paul Day (Elmbridge) 52-10-0, carp, poled chopped worm, peg 5. Terry Butler (Pro-Line) 50-4-0; Dave Oliver (Dudley Bait and Tackle) 49-10-0. Sun. 21, Heron Pool. Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 81-8-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 9. Martyn Guest (Stevens Tackle) 58-0-0; Neil Gater (Bateman Vine) 53-0-0.

Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks, Club Pool, Mon. 19. Malcolm Jones (Banbury Gunsmiths) 65-0-0, F1s, bream and roach, poled pellet at 14m, peg 17. Rob Swain (White Hart Birmingham) 57-5-0; Dennis Lutwytche (Hawkesbury) 54-11-0. Tues. 26 over 50’s, New Pool. Pete Rice (Bag Em Baits) 78-11-0, carp, F1s, bream, roach, tench and rudd, poled bronze maggot fished at 4 and 6m on the bottom and shallow, peg 10. Dave Chapman (White Hart Coventry) 60-5-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 58-15-0. Wed. 16, Canal Pool. Pete Rice (Bag Em Baits) 98-11-0, F1s, bream, roach and perch, poled bronze maggot over slop at 6m, peg 24. Ron West (the Brewery) 49-8-0; Ronnie Biggs (OHMS) 45-0-0. Thurs. 52 Veterans, Club, Canal and Jennys Pools. Paul Lewis (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 67-5-0, F1s, barbel and bream, poled pellet at 6m, peg 15, Jennys Pool. Chris Jordon (Barford Veterans) 49-11-0; Jim Hill (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 49-9-0; George Warden (Starlet Veterans) 47-5-0; John Willis (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 45-7-0; Tony Maquire (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 35-15-0. Fri. 60, House Pools 1 and 2 and New Pool. Simon Skelton (Middy Leicester) 125-7-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled pellet at 15m, peg 1, House Pool 2. Pete Rice (Bag Em Baits) 113-4-0; Stu Palser (Banbury Gunsmiths/Middy) 107-10-0; Mark Rice (Kingfisher Redditch) 98-12-0; Mark Skelton (Lake View) 92-1-0; Richard Knowles (MCM) 88-14-0. Sat. 45, Top, Canal and Jennys Pools. Pete Rice (Bag Em Baits) 130-7-0, F1s, poled bronze maggot over slop at 3m and down the edge, peg 4, Jennys Pool. David James (Mosella) 118-7-0; Stu Palser (Banbury Gunsmiths/Middy) 115-7-0; Paul Newell (Kingsmill Redditch) 113-11-0; Paul Bick (Shakespeare) 111-5-0; Jason Labosque (Garbolino) 109-2-0. Sun. 45, House Pool 2 and New Pool. Stu Palser (Banbury Gunsmiths/Middy) 110-3-0, F1s, skimmers and roach, poled pellet at 16m to the island, peg 3, House Pool 2, bonus peg £250.00. Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 80-15-0; Pete Rice (Bag Em Baits) 77-14-0; Pete Caton (Dynamite Baits/Banbury Gunsmiths) 62-6-0; Ian Cox (Tunnel Barn Farm/Stoke) 59-4-0; Pete Bennett (Tunnel Barn Farm/Stoke) 57-13-0. Mon. 42, Jennys, Club and Canal Pools. David James (Mosella) 97-5-0, carp and F1s, poled corn and meat, peg 3, Canal Pool. Alan Everall (Pickerings) 97-3-0; Alan Gambon (Wickham) 84-1-0; Pete Caton (Dynamite Baits/Banbury Gunsmiths) 81-4-0; Ronnie Biggs (OHMS) 81-1-0; Jason Labosque (Garbolino) 73-7-0.

Goodyear AC, Willow marsh Fishery, Shenstone, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, Sun. 20. JJ Gallacher (Goodyear AC) 73-15-0, carp to 10 lb, poled pellet, peg 25; John Cunningham (Goodyear AC) 44-7-0; Barry Lewis (Goodyear AC) 42-7-0; Colin Upton (Goodyear AC) 35-15-0.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks, Sat. 16. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 60-4-0, carp, poled meat, peg 1. Rolly Sturday (Hawkesbury/Tetley) 49-10-0; Dave Markham (Hawkesbury) 46-0-0. Sun. 19. Dennis Saunders (Hawkesbury) 78-0-0, carp, dog biscuit, peg 34. Dave Markham (Hawkesbury) 62-8-0; George Cairnes (Hawkesbury/Kodak) 52-6-0. Mon. 14. Dave Markham (Hawkesbury) 61-9-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 40. Dave Ashdown (Hawkesbury) 47-4-0; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 45-15-0.

Iffers, Elton Corner Fishery. Sun. 20. Andy Reid (Iffers) 75-4-0, all carp on Method feeder and pellets, peg on inside of the bend; Andy Prosser (Mitcheldean) 38-0-0; Darran Saunders (Iffers) 36-4-0; Alan Simmonds (Iffers) 30-12-0.

Izaak Walton Fishery, Chebsey, near Stafford, Staffordshire, Mon. Bottom Pool, 12. Carl Moon (Frenzee) 88-10-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 3; Chris Robson (Bilston Angling Centre) 78-8-0; Clint Williams (Northwood Inn) 65-4-0; Alastair Blakeman (Black Country Fisheries) 58-10-0. Wed. Canal,10. Pete Holmes (Stapeley Cudmore) 81-7-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 7; Steve Degg (Colmic) 55-9-0; Alan Holmes (Stapeley Cudmore) 38-7-0; Paul Smith (Northwood Inn) 32-6-0. Fri. Canal, 12. Chris Robson (Bilston Angling Centre) 57-12-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 30; Paul Smith (Northwood Inn) 32-7-0; Pete Willett (Izaak Walton Fishery) 32-7-0; Alan Millward (Trentside Tackle) 24-9-0. Sat. Top and Bottom Pools, 26. Chris Newton (Dolphin Tackle) 77-11-0, carp, poled pellet, Bottom Pool 13; Paul Shone (Izaak Walton Fishery) 64-4-0; Carl Moon (Frenzee) 61-4-0; Dean Locket (Meir and Longton Royal British Legion) 53-3-0. Sun. Bottom Pool, 18. Carl Moon (Frenzee) 111-14-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 7; Paul Carnwell (Garbolino Bait Tech) 104-10-0; Dave Coleman (Northwood Inn) 52-4-0; Ian Overton (Dove Valley Angling) 40-2-0.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, Staffordshire, Wed. Big Match Pool, 15. John Cockayne (Maver Midlands) 56-8-0, carp to 4 lb, poled sweetcorn and pellet, peg 12; Jordan Hall (Maver Gold/Bagem Baits) 47-0-0; Tony Woollaston (Wolverhampton Post Office) 41-4-0. Fri. Big Match Pool, 17. Jordan Hall (Maver Gold/Bagem Baits) 85-3-0, carp to 9 lb, poled pellet, peg 1; Tony Woollaston (Wolverhampton Post Office) 50-0-0; John Benjamin (Swan AC) 42-13-0. Sat. Big Match Pool, 20. Jordan Hall (Maver Gold/Bagem Baits) 68-8-0, F1s to 3 lb, poled pellet, peg 34; Gary Steele (Willenhall AC) 56-4-0; Richard Mynett (King’s Pools) 52-0-0. Sun. Big Match Pool, 25. Jordan Hall (Maver Gold/Bagem baits) 60-2-0, carp to 3 lb, poled pellet, peg 23; Gary Gollins (Swan Elite) 54-0-0; Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 46-8-0.

Maver ‘Match This’ Qualifier, Preston Innovations Woodland View Fishery, Hadley, Worcestershire, Sat. Various Pools, 91. Danny Ludgate (Mosella UK) 107-9-0, carp to 8 lb, poled caster, peg Deans 36; Lee Cole (Bilston Angling Centre) 92-1-0; Tim Nash (Browning Hot Rods) 89-15-0; Wayne Mellings (Maver Midlands/Dynamite Bait) 84-12-0; J. Cork (Mosella) 83-11-0.

Merthyr, Penywern Middle Pond. Sun. 11. Will Morecroft (Merthyr) 5-4-0, bream and roach on feeder and maggots, peg on dam side; Dave Couzens (Merthyr) 1-10-0; Berny Farr (Merthyr) 1-0-0.

Monk Hall Fishery, Monkhopton, Salop, Lark Pool, Sun. 12. Brian Emms (Monk Hall) 46-4-0, mixed, poled pellet and corn, peg 56. Mathew Harris (Boseley) 25-12-0; Dave Hanney (Monk Hall) 21-8-0. Mon. 16, Swallow and Lark Pools. Martin Amphlett (Royal Oak) 29-4-0, mixed, poled pellet, peg 7, Lark Pool. Darren Hickman (Boseley) 27-5-0; Keith Perrin (Tipton) 24-15-0; Brian Emms (Monk Hall) 24-13-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs, Bank, Moors and Island Pools, Tues. 30. John Cockayne (Maver Midlands) 94-4-0, F1s, poled pellet down the edge, peg 12, Moors Pool. Mark Blackburn (West Midlands Police/Maver) 64-0-0; Bill ‘Basil’ Rathbone (St Francis All Comedians, Shelfield, Walsall) 62-12-0; Dave Highfield (Club 2000) 58-4-0. Wed. 14 over 50’s, rover all Pools. Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 104-10-0, F1s and skimmers, poled pellet at 4m, peg 12, Middle Pool. Dave Highfield (Club 2000) 59-11-0; Tony Webb (Maver Midlands) 29-12-0. Thurs. 14, Silver Pool. Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 52-12-0, F1s, poled pellet down the edge, peg 26. Bill ‘Basil’ Rathbone (St Francis All Comediands, Shelfield, Walsall) 42-12-0; George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 40-10-0. Fri. 23, Bank and Moors Pools. Kevin Roderick (Moorlands) 100-12-0, carp, poled pellet at 10m, peg 8, Bank Pool. Neville Groves (Fosters) 94-3-0; Matt Djukic (Shimano) 69-2-0. Sat. 24, Silver and Middle Pools. Clive Wright (Mosella) 97-10-0, F1s, poled pellet down the edge, peg 7, Middle Pool. Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 81-14-0; Colin Pace (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 73-10-0. Sun. 32, Meadow, Moors and Bank Pools. Wayne Mellings (Maver Midlands) 153-4-0, carp, poled pellet at 13m, peg 12, Meadow Pool. Chris Hill (Mosella) 88-4-0; Iwan Mills (Robins Timber) 70-15-0. Mon. 16, Bank and Moors Pools. Sid Julian (Moorlands) 76-7-0, carp and F1s, poled corn at 12m and down the edge, peg 9, Moors Pool. Mick Henshall (Fosters) 73-6-0; Richard Kings (St Davids Angling Club) 61-1-0.

Mosella Black Country Teams of Three League, Round Three, Soho Loop off the Birmingham Mainline Canal, Winson Green, Birmingham, Sun. 45. Gary Lunt (Browning Lifestyle Red) 7-11-9, roach and skimmers, poled squat and punched bread, peg 14; Joe Brennan (Maver Nelly) 5-15-2; Brent Wilkes (WBW) 5-13-13; Simon Mottram (Browning Lifestyle Red) 5-11-0; Digger Conway (Rugeley MG) 4-12-10; Ben Garbett (Wolves Dover) 4-10-0. Teams: Browning Lifestyle Red 8; Rugeley MG 9; Wolves Nelly, Stan’s Babes and WBW all 18. League: Browning Lifestyle Red 47; Browning Lifestyle Blue 51; MMC 56.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Windmill Lake, Wed. 16. Chris Telling (Colmic) 168-8-0, carp and F1s, poled chopped worm and caster, peg 15. Alan Waters (Highfield Angling Centre) 108-12-0; Stuart Ward (Highfield Angling Centre) 50-0-0. Thurs. 15, Island Pool. Graham Scott (Mosella Selby) 54-8-0, carp, F1s and tench, poled pellet and corn, peg 27. Chris Cameron (Mosella) 38-8-0; Alan Waters (Highfield Angling Centre) 37-4-0; Terry Arnold (BCA) 33-8-0. Sat. 12, Island Pool. Steve Partington (Mosella) 98-8-0, carp and F1s, poled worm, caster and pellet, peg 34. John Godwin (Manor Farm Leisure) 71-10-0; Stuart Davies (Tackle Locker) 63-8-0; Barry Geldard (Darlington Angling Club) 61-12-0. Sun. 21, Island and Middle Pools. Steve Partington (Mosella) 131-6-0, carp, tench and skimmers, poled chopped worm, peg 18, Island Pool. Anthony Leyton (Manor Farm Leisure) 124-2-0; Steve Heitzman (Fitters Angling Club) 98-8-0; Ade Mansfield (Maver Tipton) 93-2-0.

Newport, Woodstock Pond. Sun. 15. Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 49-0-0, F1s and bream on pole and pellets, peg near car park; Phil Weaver (Newport) 32-2-0; Mitchell Weaver (Newport) 14-years-old 31-8-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Molands Mere, Wed. 15. Max Higgott (Rods and Reels) 47-8-0, carp, Method and meat, peg 44. John Adamson (Packington) 36-8-0; Andy Findlay (Preston Innovations/Korum/Sonubaits) 34-4-0. Sat. 20, Gearys Level. Bob Hastings (Packington) 63-14-0, carp, including 2 fish for 29-0-0, straight lead and kebab, peg 33. Alan Hill (Beaufort Angling Club) 41-7-0; Ms Suzi Smith (Kobra Feeders) 38-0-0. Sun. 30, Molands Mere. John Mayne (Rods and Reels) 48-6-0, carp and F1s, Method and pellet, peg 44. Andy Findlay (Preston Innovations/Korum/Sonubaits) 47-2-0; Mick Bull (Dynamite Baits) 44-13-0. Mon. 16, Gearys Level. Andy Findlay (Preston Innovations/Korum/Sonubaits) 104-14-0, carp, popped upped bread, peg 32, bonus peg £74.00. Jason Reeves (Packington) 49-0-0; Lee Richards (Packington) 41-6-0.

Poole Hall Fishery, Alveley, Salop, Heron Pool, Sun. 10. Alan Goode (Stevens Tackle) 102-14-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 44. Dave Perry (Tipton) 55-10-0; Brian Preece (Bridgnorth Angling Society) 50-4-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Salop, Oak Pool, Mon. 12. Mick Jameson (Mid-Leisure) 109-10-0, carp to 4lb, poled pellet at the side of dam wall, peg 5. Josh Humphreys (ABC) 100-6-0; Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 90-4-0; Gary Morris (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 88-0-0. Wed. 12, Deepdale and Middle Pools. Matt Stobbs (Oakengates Angling Centre) 54-11-0, carp to 6lb, poled pellet and corn at 10m and down the side, peg 11, Deepdale Pool. Ian Hughes (Drennan North West) 50-4-0; Tony Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 41-13-0; Rino Stanko (Oakengates Angling Centre) 38-13-0. Thurs. 12, Chestnut and Sycamore Pools. Steve Hall (Oswestry) 76-3-0, carp to 6lb and barbel to 2lb, poled corn and pellet to the island, peg 21, Chestnut Pool. Andy Williams (Vespe) 67-2-0; John Wild (Stafford) 62-8-0; Bob Tromans (Fiery Holes) 46-6-0.Fri. 12, Oak Pool. Harry Colley (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 51-12-0, carp to 5lb, poled meat and pellet against the dam wall, peg 5. Andy Williams (Vespe) 48-5-0; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 45-4-0; Steve Owen (Mid-Leisure) 44-2-0. Sat. 26, Chestnut and Sycamore Pools. Clive Wynn (Tri-Cast Weston) 83-3-0, carp to 7lb, poled pellet to the island and down the side, peg 28, Chestnut Pool. John Wild (Stafford) 66-9-0; Matt Stobbs (Oakengates Angling Centre) 56-15-0; Graham Thomas (Drennan) 56-8-0. Sun. 53, Sycamore and Larch Pools. Andy Williams (Vespe) 118-15-0, carp to 9lb and bream to 3lb, poled maggot and bread at 12m and down the side, peg 48, Sycamore Pool. Martin Harrell (Maver) 98-6-0; John Wild (Stafford) 82-6-0; Gary Morris (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 78-11-0; Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 73-13-0; Ben Stanford (Wolves) 73-11-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcester, Tues. Ghost Pool, 13. Phil Bishop (Woodlands) 96-0-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet and sweetcorn, peg 4; P. Shergold (Bilston Angling Centre) 83-6-0; Mark Westwood (Bilston Angling Centre) 75-12-0; J. May jr (Woodlands) 69-2-0. Fri. Deans Pool, 16. Chris Hill (Mosella) 113-12-0, carp to 10 lb, poled pellet and sweetcorn, peg 23; Jon Arthur (Maver Midlands) 106-6-0; Ed Warren (Preston Innovations) 95-10-0; Stuart Ballard (Maver) 78-4-0. Sun. Deans Pool, 13. J. Smith (Woodlands) 44-2-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 14; Stuart Farmer (Woodlands) 30-12-0; Phil Bishop (Woodlands) 24-5-0. Mon. Pairs Match, Deans Pool, 24. Mark Taylor (Shakespeare Superteam) 73-7-0; Rob Camden (Pershore) 65-2-0; Tim Guise (Woodlands) 54-10-0. Pairs: Rob Camden/Wayne Panting (Midland Bears).

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Wed. Pole-only. 14. Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 142-8-0, carp to 8lb on pellets close in, peg 14 on Sophie’s Pond; Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 95-4-0; Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 93-8-0; Alan Davies (Trealaw) 86-4-0.

Sirhowy, Redhill Fishery. Sun. 24. Rob Jones (Neath) 180-8-0, all carp on pole and corn in the margins, peg 19 on Sophie’s Pond; Mike Williams (Cross Hands)  151-0-0; Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 144-12-0; Bob Giles (Cefn Fforest) 141-1-0.

Spencer Works, Mathern Mill Fishery, Chepstow. Sat. 20. Aidan Williams (Newport) 11-years-old 100-5-0, carp to 12 lb on feeder and pellets, peg 17 on Waterfall Lake; Andy Price (Garry Evans Tackle) 96-4-0; Alan Davies (Trealaw) 76-4-0; Rob Dyer (Swansea) 59-12-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sun. 12. Alan Price (Stirrup Cup) 7-0-4, bream to 2 lb, perch to 1 lb and bits, poled squat and caster, peg 65; Steve Broome (Dudley Bait and Tackle) 6-12-12; Ian Saiger (Browning Lifestyle) 6-6-12; Clark Taylor (Stirrup Cup) 3-15-12; Dave Freestone (Three Ems) 3-9-12; Graham Massey (Dams and Lock) 1-7-8.

Wassell Grove Fishery, Hagley, Stourbridge, West Midlands, Sat. Round Three Spring League, Match and Brook Pools, 24. Terry Homer (Club 2000) 86-15-0, carp to 4 lb, poled pellet, Brook Pool 20; Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 65-15-0; DJ Williams (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 65-11-0; Chris Bills (Wassell Grove) 62-0-0; Alan Gethen (Club 2000) 56-4-0; Steve Parker (Club 2000) 38-10-0.

White Springs Fishery, Pontarddulais. Match Canal. Sun. 16. John Charlesworth (Swansea) 33-5-0, carp and bream on pole and pellets, peg 5; Steve Gardener (Neath) 23-5-0; Mike Halligan (Pembroke Dock) 18-0-0.