Preston Innovations' star Andy Findlay enjoyed an easy win in the Kobra Open at Dynamite Baits Makins.

 

Beechdale MG, Earlswood Lakes, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sun. Engine House Lake, 14. Craig Lemm (Beechdale MG) 84-2-0, eight carp to 15 lb, poled pellet, peg 30; Bill Bratt (Beechdale MG) 27-8-0; Mick Cope (Beechdale MG) 23-8-0.

 

Bilston Angling Centre, Shropshire Union Canal, Autherley, Wolverhampton, Sun. 17. Alan Round (Trabucco Midlands Van den Eynde) 5-12-6, roach and skimmers, poled squatt and hemp, peg 2; Ben Garbett (Royal Mail AC) 3-3-0; Dave Pinches (Goldthorn Social) 3-0-0; Dennis Kneller (Anglers Peg) 2-15-14; Bert Simmill (Four Ashes AC) 2-7-7; Steve Dudley (Midlands Trabucco Van den Eynde) 2-7-0.

Caerphilly, Caerphilly Castle Lakes. Sun. 16. Rob Wiltshire (Caerphilly) 28-12-0, carp of 15 lb and 7 lb with two bream on Method feeder and boilies, peg 1 in the North Lake; Dean Nott (Caerphilly) 16-10-0; Chris Murphy (Bargoed) 10-4-0.
Cornerstone AC, Grand Union Canal, Small Heath, Birmingham, Camp Hill Top Lock, Sat. 20. Alan Homer (Cornerstone AC) 16-4-7, skimmers, poled caster and maggot, peg 50; John Fowler (Sensas Dams and Lock) 10-4-11; Gordon Stocking (Tipton) 10-0-0; Wayne Shipley (Cornerstone AC) 9-9-12; Kevin Perry (Sensas Dams and Lock) 8-6-4; Andy Curless (Fox Match Black Horse) 8-3-4.

 

Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Heron Pool, Thurs. 17. Trevor Burton (Baggeridge Brick Angling Club) 71-6-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 27. Bob Cooke (Bilston Angling Centre) 54-10-0; Dave Mills (Park Hall Angling Club) 47-6-0. Sat. 25, Heron Pool. Keith Miller (New Willenhall) 148-10-0, carp, poled pellet and pellet feeder, peg 5. Richard Buxton (Yale Angling Club) 69-8-0; Pete Ricketts (New Willenhall) 66-2-0. Sun. 19, Pheasant Pool. Steve Ford (Daiwa Gordon League/Miracle Baits) 64-10-0, carp, poled pellet and paste, peg 20. Jamie Round Park Hall Angling Club) 45-8-0; Dean Sheldon (Specialist Bait Suppliers) 37-8-0.
Eric Rimmer Memorial Silver Fish Match, Holgan Farm, Narberth. Sun. 22. Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 31-12-0, all roach on pole and casters, peg 26 in Match Lake; Richard Baldwin (Caerphilly) 26-8-0; Neil Morgan (Caerphilly) 21-4-0; Rick Hogan (Holgan Farm) 21-0-0.


Furnace Mill Fishery,
Wyre Forest, Kidderminster, Mucky Meadow and Willow Pools, Sun. 28. Steve Harris (Specialist Bait Suppliers) 116-9-0, carp, poled pellet and corn, peg 52, Mucky Meadow. Kevin Williams (Wolverhampton) 96-10-0; Andy Newton (Furnace Mill) 80-10-0.

Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm,
Shrewley, Warks, New Pool, Mon. 21. Barry Duggan (Warwick Portabello) 46-10-0, F1s, tench and bream, poled pellet at 3m down the side, peg 7. Roy Winferdale (Stirrup Cup) 46-8-0; Rob Swain (Tackle Box) 45-7-0; Rob Nottley (Starlet Veterans) 43-4-0. Thurs. 23, Top Pool. Rob Swain (Tackle Box) 57-0-0, F1s, bream and roach, poled white maggot at 7m fished high, peg 21. Kevin Keasley (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 40-2-0; Graham Young (Youngs Tunnel Barn Farm) 39-15-0; Tony Robinson (Stirrup Cup) 33-4-0. Sat. 30, New Pool. Peter Clarke (Just Oxford) 66-11-0, F1s, bream, roach, tench, perch and 3 gudgeon, poled bronze maggot at 8m, peg 26. Stu Morgan (Mosella Midlands) 62-0-0; Andy Jackson (Redditch) 59-0-0; Jason Brown (Lea Hall Angling Club) 44-14-0; Pete Caton (Dynamite Baits/Banbury Gunsmiths) 44-4-0; Paul Caswell (Shakespeare) 38-6-0. Sun. 30, House Pool 2. Kevin Adderley (Sensas Dams and Lock) 69-1-0, carp, F1s, bream and tench, poled meat at 8m to the island, peg 11. Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 67-5-0; Ade Mansfield (Tamworth Tackle) 64-11-0; Paul Bick (Shakespeare) 63-2-0; Jason Neath (Daiwa Gordon League) 54-14-0; Rob Avery (Redditch) 44-10-0.

Goodyear AC,
Lavender Hall Fisheries, Berkswell, near Coventry, Warwickshire, Sun. Dragon Pool, 22. Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 32-8-0, carp and silvers, poled caster; J. J. Gallacher (Goodyear AC) 39-0-0; Barry Jones (Goodyear AC) 27-10-0; D. Cheetham (Goodyear AC) 25-9-0. Thurs. Staffs-Worcs Canal, Coven, 18. Bruce Birch (Four Ashes AC) 4-4-12, one chub, roach and gudgeon, poled caster and squatt, peg 14; Malcolm Bethell (Goodyear AC) 3-14-4; Richard Guest (Fox Match Tipton Van den Eynde) 3-8-0; Paul Turner (Fox Match Tipton Van den Eynde) 3-3-8.

 

Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks, Thurs. 15. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 49-1-0, carp and tench, poled pellet, peg 27. Dennis Lutwytch (Hawkesbury) 42-0-0; Pete Hudson (Leicester/Hawkesbury) 37-4-0; Alan Merritt (Hawkesbury) 31-0-0. Sat. 16. Keith Walton (Hawkesbury) 64-5-0, tench, poled paste, peg 9. Rolly Sturday (Starlet Veterans/Hawkesbury) 59-3-0; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 42-6-0; Dennis Lutwytch (Hawkesbury) 39-4-0. Sun. 24. Andy Findlay (Korum) 66-6-0, carp, poled paste, peg 38. Keith Walton (Hawkesbury) 47-3-0; John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 39-9-0; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 37-2-0. Mon. 15. Andy Findlay (Korum) 87-2-0, carp and tench, poled paste and pellet feeder, peg 7. Chris Howe (Hawkesbury) 73-8-0; Steve Bull (Hawkesbury) 69-0-0; Dennis Lutwytch (Hawkesbury) 52-0-0.

 

Hunnington Fishery, Halesowen, West Midlands, Sat. Club League, Round Five, Kingfisher Pool, 15. Adam Rumble (Hunnington) 33-5-0, carp, poled pellet and corn, peg 14; John Edwards (Hunnington) 31-6-0; John Tooth (Hunnington) 28-8-0. Wed. Eve, Kingfisher Pool, 17. Alan Burton (BSS) 48-12-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 7; Richard Knowles (Kidderminster) 46-5-0; Gary Clarke (Smithy’s) 40-12-0; Alan Higgs (Club 2000) 29-9-0. Wed. Kingfisher Pool, 18. Fred Skidmore (Stevens Tackle) 64-4-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 11; Tony Rylance (Hunnington) 56-5-0; Trevor Launchbury (Hunnington) 55-12-0; Floyd Burnside (Air Ambulance) 53-6-0; Colin Teare (Hunnington) 45-12-0.

Iffers, Staunton Court. Sun. 18. Andy Reed (Iffers) 94-1-0, carp to double-figures on meat poled in the margins, peg on grass bank; Alan Simmonds (Iffers) 86-0-0; Andy Prosser (Iffers) 85-1-0; Wayne Meek (Iffers) 75-10-0.

 

Inniscarra May Festival. Inniscarra Lake, Co Cork. O’Callaghans Open-3 Days. Aggregate weight.40. Charlie Greaves (Barnsley Bait) 136-2-0. Day 1. 49-1-0, hybrids and roach on 11m pole to hand with maggots over groundbait and loose fed casters, peg on Graveyard section. Day 2. 53-2-0, bream to 2 lb on groundbait feeder and worms, peg on Waterworks section. Day 3. 35-15-0, rudd, roach and hybrids on groundbait feeder and triple red maggots, peg at Rooves Bay. Kevin Gray (Farncombe) 85-0-0; Anthony Hogg (Glamorgan Rebels) 82-9-0; Trevor Lovell (Lincoln). O’Callaghan Cup-3 Days. Points.40. Trevor Platt (Manchester) 4 points. Day 1. 15-8-0, skimmers and hybrids on groundbait feeder with worms and maggots, peg at Rooves Bay. Day 2. 19-4-0, hybrids and roach on groundbait feeder and red maggots, Graveyard section. Day 3. 40-12-0, skimmers and bigger bream on groundbait feeder and worms, Waterworks section. Charlie Greaves (Barnsley Bait) 5 points; Danny Cruse (Harlow)  7 points; Kevin Gray (Farncombe) 8 points.

 

Izaak Walton Fishery, Chebsey, Stafford, Staffordshire, Wed. Top Pool, 18. Jason Elwell (Bilston Angling Centre) 125-14-0, carp, tench and bream, poled pellet and paste, peg 8; John Causer (Stafford) 62-6-0; Dave Barnard (Rod and Gun) 59-4-0; Carl Foster (Izaak Walton Fishery) 44-7-0. Sat. Top and Middle Pools, 26. Dave Barnard (Rod and Gun) 97-9-0,carp, bream and tench, poled pellet and paste, peg 21 Middle Pool; Nigel Boulton (Trentside Tackle) 63-14-0; John Causer (Stafford) 62-1-0; Alan Millward (Trentside Tackle) 60-5-0.

 

Monk Hall Fishery, Monkhopton, Salop, Swallow and Lark Pools, Mon. 18. Jez Williams (Specialist Bait Suppliers/Willow Creek) 60-9-0, carp and mixed silver fish, poled pellet, corn and meat, peg 21, Swallow Pool. Dave Haney (Monk Hall) 45-12-0; Richard Duke (Rod and Gun) 41-4-0; Paul Harris (Greenman) 39-2-0.

Moorlands Farm,
Hartlebury, Worcs, Bank Pool, Tues. 19. Grad Wilkes (Moorlands) 37-12-0, carp, poled corn at 6m, peg 6. Colin Bennett (Worcester) 31-3-0; Chris Clemson (Dudley Angling Club) 30-10-0. Wed. 24 over 50’s, Meadow Pool. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 89-12-0, carp, poled corn down the edge, peg 11. Sid Julian (Moorlands) 49-4-0; Rob Anstee (Newmarket Angling Club) 47-2-0; Des Ravenall (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 42-8-0. Thurs. 23, Moors and Bank Pools. Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 61-14-0, carp, poled pellet at 8m, peg 17, Bank Pool. Clive Wright (Mosella/Willis Worms) 58-0-0; George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 47-11-0; Glyn Clarke (Moorlands) 35-12-0. Fri. pm. 18, Meadow Pool. Dave Williams (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 73-8-0, carp, poled pellet at 4m, peg 7. Mark Tooze (Specialist Bait Suppliers) 73-5-0; Pete Rice (Bag Em Baits) 72-15-0; Phil Ali (Heathway Tackle) 43-2-0. Sat. 28, Moors and Meadow Pools. Dave Johnson (Stevens Tackle) 71-1-0, carp, poled pellet at 6m, peg 52, Meadow Pool. Steve Chester (Mosella) 50-12-0; Darren Cluley (Noddy and Big Ears) 47-1-0; Lee Richards (Top Fours/Fosters) 40-10-0. Sun. pm. 17, Bank Pool. Roman Skura (Moorlands) 116-8-0, carp, poled mussel down the side, peg 18. Lee Kirby (Stourport) 78-8-0; Chris Bills (Moorlands) 54-8-0; Keith Fryatt (Woodlands Tackle) 49-0-0. Mon. 32, Meadow and Bank Pools. Des Ravenall (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 84-15-0, carp, poled pellet at 3m, peg 22, Bank Pool. Ian Giddins (Maver) 79-7-0; Dave Jordon (Fosters) 69-12-0; Mark Tooze (Specialist Bait Suppliers) 68-7-0. Sun. 50. Andy Warren (Burton Match Group) 66-3-0, carp, pellet feeder and corn, peg 12, on the Meadow Pool; Keith Fryatt (Woodland Tackle) 63-9-0; Jason Evans (Specialist Bait Suppliers/Spa Match Group) 61-8-0; Dave Gough (Moorlands) 60-12-0; Carl Hammond (Burton Match Group) 56-11-0; Dave Johnson (Stevens Tackle) 53-8-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure,
Harvington, Middle Pool, Wed. 17. Stefan Trevelyn (JET) 98-8-0, carp and tench, poled pellet and bread, peg 7. Paul Newell (Kings Mill Redditch) 87-10-0; Mark Russell (Banbury Gunsmiths) 70-6-0. Thurs. 16, Island Pool. Rob McKenzie (Gloucester) 196-4-0, carp and tench, poled pellet, peg 13. Russ Thomas (Leigh Bait and Tackle) 110-6-0; Adrian Davis (Gloucester) 90-12-0. Sat. 15, Island Pool. Chris Rice (Harris Match Group) 106-10-0, carp and tench, poled pellet and worm, peg 24. Mark Malin (Mosella) 98-8-0; Chris Cameron (Mosella South West) 88-12-0. Sun. 33, Island Pool. John Aldrige (Banbury Gunsmiths) 85-0-0, carp and tench, poled pellet, worm and bread, peg 4. Mark Malin (Mosella) 70-10-0; Paul Newell (Kings Mill Redditch) 66-4-0. Mon. 31, Island and Middle Pools. Steve Heitzman (Magic Lantern) 153-2-0, carp and tench, poled pellet, peg 7, Island Pool. Mark Hemming (Manor Farm Leisure) 133-8-0; Mark Malin (Mosella) 128-0-0.
Newport, Morgans Pond. Sun. 12. John Mack (Newport) 21-4-0, all bream to 4 lb on pellets fished with pole and feeder, peg 90 on the point; Matthew Morgan (Blackwood) 18-0-0; Gerry Lock (Newport) 13-4-0.

Octoplus Boldings Pools,
Bridgnorth, Salop, Hawthorn Pool, Mon. 15. Carl Foster (Octoplus Boldings Wolves) 70-2-0, carp to 8lb, poled pellet down the side, peg 7. Steven Foster (Octoplus Boldings Wolves) 55-12-0; Mark Foster (Octoplus Boldings Wolves) 48-11-0; Mel Kitson (Rod and Gun) 46-9-0. Wed. 16, Middle, Deepdale and Stock Pools. Mark Mountford (Shifnal) 91-5-0, carp to 7lb, poled paste at 5m, peg 5, Middle Pool. Pete Ricketts (New Willenhall) 87-9-0; Tony Foster (Octoplus Boldings Wolves) 83-13-0; Alan Jones (Deggys Tackle) 60-6-0. Thurs. 16, Sycamore and Oak Pools. Pete Ricketts (New Willenhall) 95-13-0, carp to 10lb, poled paste down the side, peg 21, Sycamore Pool. Mark Mountford (Shifnal) 95-2-0; Dave Barnard (Rod and Gun) 77-3-0; Ralph Johnson (Bilston Angling Centre) 57-4-0. Sat. 19, Chestnut and Sycamore Pools. Harry Colley (Octoplus Boldings Wolves) 97-4-0, poled corn and meat fished close in, peg 33, Sycamore Pool. Mark Mountford (Shifnal) 78-4-0; Paul Gregory (Swan Jacks Tackle) 75-4-0; John Francis (Rod and Gun) 73-6-0; Tony Foster (Octoplus Boldings Wolves) 59-13-0; Jamie Langford (Octoplus Boldings Wolves) 54-3-0. Sun. 37, Chestnut, Sycamore and Oak Pools. John Wild (Stafford) 98-5-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet and paste to the island, peg 26, Chestnut Pool. Steve Roberts (Rod and Gun) 97-6-0; Mick Jameson (Mid Leisure) 93-8-0; John Francis (Rod and Gun) 76-4-0; Ed Turner (Octoplus Boldings Wolves) 71-8-0; Phil Rhodes (Mid Leisure) 61-11-0.

Packington Somers,
Meriden, Warks, Molands Mere, Wed. 19. Craig O’Brien (Maver) 30-6-0, skimmers and tench, poled caster and chopped worm, peg 58. Steve Allen (Tornadoes) 28-8-0; Dave Elliott (Packington) 24-5-0; Carl Boddington (Bromsgrove) 23-7-0. Sat. 22, Gearys Level. Dave Elliott (Packington) 49-10-0, carp to 8 lb, straight lead and pellet, peg 9. Ron Savage (Lanes Baits) 39-6-0; Dave White (Mansfield Angling) 37-13-0; Dave Duggan (Sensas Dams and Lock) 37-12-0. Sun. 40, Molands Mere. Fred Coxon (Ringer Baits) 62-6-0, carp to 8 lb, Method and meat and banded pellet, peg 27. Dave Elliott (Packington) 29-10-0; Lee Richards (Top Fours/Fosters) 29-4-0; Ron Savage (Lanes Baits) 27-11-0; Ed Warren (Preston Innovations) 26-3-0; John Cockayne (Maver Midlands) 22-13-0. Mon. 13, Gearys Level. Fred Coxon (Ringer Baits) 56-12-0, carp, Method and pellet cast to the stumps, peg 13. Mick Bull (Dynamite Baits/Shimano/Guru) 55-7-0; Dave Elliott (Packington) 28-12-0.

Pool Hall Fishery,
Alveley, Salop, Help for Hero’es at Selly Oak military Wards, Birmingham, Thurs. 16, Heron Pool. Steve Burroughs (Royal Oak, Cookley/Pool Hall) 64-10-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 14. Gerald Westwood (Royal Oak, Cookley) 59-1-0; Tony Cook (Royal Oak, Cookley) 44-0-0. approx £1000.00. raised for the Military Wards. Thanks to everyone.

 

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire, Tues. Deans Pool, 15. Mark Westwood (Bilston Angling Centre) 97-10-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet; Rob Jones (Woodlands) 86-4-0; John Beacham (Stourport) 85-2-0; M. Burns (Woodlands) 79-4-0. Wed. Deans Pool, 18. Keith Perks (Northfield) 99-15-0, carp to 10 lb, poled pellet, peg 57; Ken Flanaghan (British Legion) 77-14-0; Roy Freeth (Northfield) 75-1-0; Len Harvey (Baldies) 62-4-0. Fri. Deans Pool, 18. Klaus Fix (Nuneaton) 155-10-0, carp to 10 lb, poled pellet and corn, peg 17; Chris Robson (Bilston) 114-14-0; Ian Keywood (Maver Solihull Angling Centre) 94-14-0; Doug Greenow (Maver Solihull Angling Centre) 82-13-0. Sat. Deans Pool, 34. Klaus Fix (Nuneaton) 105-8-0, carp to 10 lb, poled corn and pellet, peg 55; Mark Tooze (SBS) 102-4-0; Les Thompson (Preston Innovations) 97-8-0; Stuart Ballard (Maver Midlands) 88-11-0. Sun. High and Hay Pools, 22. Chris Cameron (Mosella South West) 246-2-0, carp to 8 lb plus 60 lb of silvers, poled pellet, Hay peg 11; Phil Taylor (Sensas Dams and Lock) 152-4-0; Les Thompson (Preston Innovations) 147-14-0; Steve Wilson (Peg One, Woodlands0 144-15-0; Neil McKinnon (Shakespeare) 132-14-0.

 

Redhill/CarpVader Fishery, Monmouth. Penny’s Pond. Wed. 14. Giles Cochrane (MAP) 135-14-0, carp on pole and pellets, peg 7; Steve Shaw (Cardiff) 108-0-0; Joel Worgan (Tredegar) 99-1-0; Ryan Leddington (Tredegar) 93-2-0.
 Sat.18. Richie Watkins (Blackwood) 90-2-0, carp on pole and paste, peg 11; Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 89-8-0; Dave Evans (Tredegar) 85-10-0; Tony Summers (Wye Angling) 78-8-0.
Sirhowy, White Springs, Pontarddulais. Old Canal. Sun. 20. Ryan Leddington (Tredegar) 74-8-0, all small carp on long pole and pellets fished shallow against the island; Adam Mitchell (Swansea) 43-3-0; Mark Goodall (Haverfordwest) 38-0-0; Luke Sorokin (Swansea) 37-4-0.

 

Spencer Works, Mathern Mill, Chepstow. Sat.19. Barry Jones (Newport) 77-14-0, carp to 4 lb on long pole and paste, peg 3 on Waterfall Lake; Mark Guerra (Newport) 74-14-0; David Turberville (Newport) 62-2-0; Jim Palmer (Cardiff) 48-9-0.

 

Stirrup Cup, Grand Union Canal, Small Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sun. 29. Barry Lewis (Black Country Tackle) 13-0-2, bream to 3 lb, poled caster, peg 14; Steve Broome (Dudley Bait and Tackle) 7-13-0; Phil Cox (Fox Match Tipton Van den Eynde) 7-4-6; Gary Ward (Cradley Heath Labour) 6-0-8; Pete Hatton (ZLT) 5-13-8; Dave Holbrook (Brownhills) 4-10-8.

 

Reedswood Open, Reedswood Pool, Bentley, Walsall, West Midlands, Thurs. 13. Andrew Sargent (Beechdale MG) 52-4-0, carp to 5 lb, poled meat, peg 24; Mark Pitcher (Foster’s) 25-3-0; Martin Harrell (Foster’s) 19-9-0.

 

Walsall Arboretum, Hatherton Lake Walsall, West Midlands, Sun. 11. Ken Walters (Pelsall) 53-10-0, twenty bream to 4 lb, feeder fished worm, peg 24; Ronnie Jackson (Leamore) 32-2-0; Kevin Edwards (Jessar AC) 18-6-0; Steve Preece (M 7 S Joinery) 14-10-0.

Wigmore Fisheries, Halfway House, Shropshire, Wed. Match Lake, 20. Bob Hubbard (Wigmore Fisheries) 26-4-0, all skimmers, poled soft pellet, peg 11; Craig Ritchie (Cheshire Angling) 23-2-0; Jeff Stoll (Cheshire Angling) 19-7-0; Tom Young (Shrewsbury) 18-6-0; Bob Jones (Wigmore Fisheries) 17-4-0.

Wolverhampton Over 60s Club, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Calf Heath, Staffordshire, Wed. 26. Alan Round (Trabucco Midlands Van den Eynde) 6-2-0, one chub and small fish, poled caster, hemp and squatt, peg 18; Bert Simmill (Four Ashes AC) 3-0-0; Roy Grosvenor (Bridgtown) 2-14-0; Dave Pinches (Goldthorn Social) 2-13-0; D. Jackson (Bridgtown) 2-0-0; Dennis Margan (Wolves AA) 1-8-0.

Wye Angling Open, Hartleton Lake, Ross on Wye. Sat. 20. Dave Poole (Newent) 33-1-0, skimmers and tench on 5m pole and pellets, peg 23 on golf course side; Tim Davies (Newent) 30-8-0; Bob Williams (Iffers) 30-4-0; Matt Davies (Newent) 17-15-0.