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West Midlands Angler’s Mail Matches for April 6/7 2013

 

Bilston Angling Centre, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Ball Lane, Coven, Staffordshire. Sun. 10. Malcolm Baker (Bilston Angling Centre) 5-3-0, one skimmer and caster roach, peg 1; Jamie Edgerton (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 2-10-0; Bob Edgerton (Goodyear AC) 1-10-4.

Bishop’s Bowl Fisheries, Bishop’s Itchington, Warwickshire, Sun. Marshes I and Walworth Lakes, 18. Jake King (Miracle Baits) 46-6-0, small carp, poled pellet; Dick Ashby (Bishop’s Bowl) 32-12-0; Chris Campling (Chiltern Baits) 27-2-0; Ron Savage (Lanes Bait and Tackle) 25-6-0; Kevin Green (Chiltern Baits) 25-4-0.

Blackfords Progressive, Calf Heath Reservoir, Calf Heath, Gailey, Staffordshire, Sat. 35, Chris Brown (Gerry’s of Nottingham) 23-12-0, skimmers to 1 lb 8 oz, feeder fished red maggot; Dave Shaw (Cannock) 23-2-0; Mark Greening (Streetly) 20-12-0; Neil Pass (Nottingham) 20-0-0.

Bridgnorth Legion Club, Hockum Pool, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, Sun. 15. Alan Richards (Bridgnorth Legion) 16-13-0, four carp, legered punched bread, peg 9; James Morris (Bridgnorth Legion) 14-4-0; Rick Rodgers (Bridgnorth Legion) 8-1-0; Dave George (Bridgnorth Legion) 2-13-0.

Bridgnorth Royal British Legion, Stanmore Pool, Sun. 15. Alan Richards (Coseley) 16-13-0, 4 carp, straight lead and bread, peg 9; Jamie Morris (Bridgnorth) 14-4-0; Rick Rogers (Barford) 8-1-0.

Cashmores AC, Shropshire Union Canal, Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire, Sun. 16. Barry Astbury (Cashmores AC) 2-6-12, gudgeon and odd roach, poled squatt and pinkie; Chris Constable (Cashmores AC) 2-6-10; John Mills (Ridgemere AC) 2-3-4; N. Carless (Ridgemere AC) 2-0-10; Paul Vernon (Cashmores AC) 1-15-10; S. Daley (Ridgemere) 1-8-6.

Cefn Fforest, Cefn Mably Lakes. Sun.30. Adam Jones (Cefn Hengoed) 54-4-0, carp and skimmers on long pole and pellets fished up in the water, peg 36 on Match Lake; Dai Clarke (Cefn Fforest) 50-8-0; Huw Jones (Cefn Hengoed) 49-14-0; Ryan Jones (Bargoed) 49-13-0.

Cefn Mably Lakes, Over-50s. Wed.12. Iain Stewart (Glamorgan Rebels) 47-7-0, carp on pole and corn over pellets, peg on Willow Pool; Bob Mitchell (Cefn Mably) 38-0-0; Dave Pike (Cardiff) 26-0-0.

Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Heron Pool, Thurs. 12. Del Brownhill (Elmbridge) 37-0-0, carp, poled pellet and corn, peg 36; Neil Oakley (Black Country Tackle) 30-8-0; Nick Turberfield (Elmbridge) 13-0-0. Sat. 14, Peacock Pool; Brian Gould (Elmbridge) 52-10-0, carp, poled corn and pellet, peg 16; Steve Lowe (Edward Howells) 50-8-0; Chris Whitehouse (Strettons) 39-6-0. Sun. 16, Heron Pool; Neil Gater (Vine Angling Club) 52-10-0, carp, poled corn and pellet, peg 1. Carl Bennett (J and P Tackle) 34-6-0; Alan Asbury (Red Lion) 26-10-0.

Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks, Club, Jennys and Canal Pools, Mon. 52. Les Ayres (Alvechurch Fishery) 79-2-0, carp and F1s, dobbed bread at 11m to the island, peg 6, Club Pool; Andrew Sutton (Barnborough Lakes) 76-12-0; Lee Hodgkinson (Dynamite Baits) 58-1-0; Stu Palser (Middy) 50-14-0; Gary Jubb (Barnborough Lakes) 48-4-0; Danny Tresigne (Alvechurch Fishery) 48-3-0. Mon. 16, Top Pool. Dave Chapman (White Hart Coventry) 27-11-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled pellet at 9m, peg 7; Alex Harper (Tunnel Barn Farm Colts) 26-12-0; Brian Edwards (Youngs Match Group) 18-9-0. Tues. 30 over 50’s, House Pools 1 and 2. Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 22-1-0, F1s, roach and Skimmers, poled pellet at 6m, peg 4, House Pool 2; Bernie Eade (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 20-11-0; Jim Wills (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 17-12-0; John Pearson (Stallybridge Angling Centre) 17-9-0. Wed. 18, Top Pool. Malcolm Jones (Banbury Gunsmiths) 41-4-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled pellet at 11m, peg 31; Craig Arnold (Jessars Angling Club) 30-0-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 23-8-0; Ray Phillips (Aero Needles) 18-0-0. Thurs. 45, House Pools 1 and 2 and New Pool. John Stockton (Barford) 37-11-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled pellet at 6, 8 and 10m, peg 31, House Pool 1; John Merchant (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 33-15-0; Jim Wills (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 33-14-0; Ron Notley (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 28-2-0; John Berry (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 21-2-0; Ken Turner (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 20-14-0. Fri. 22, Canal and Club Pools. James Rock (Army) 42-6-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet at 6m and down the sides, peg 23, Club Pool; Danny Tresigne (Alvechurch Fishery) 37-10-0; Chris Neale (Rutlanders) 35-15-0; Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 35-2-0. Sat. 33, House Pools 1 and 2. Stu Palser (Middy) 49-0-0, F1s, poled pellet at 14m, peg 23, House Pool 2; Matt Barwell (Maver Gold/Bag ’em’ Baits) 48-0-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 47-8-0; Gary Plant (Maver Gold/Bag ’em’ Baits) 42-10-0. Sun. 52, House Pools 1 and 2 and the New Pool; Pete Caton (Dynamite Baits/Banbury Gunsmiths) 83-8-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled pellet at 14 and 16m, peg 7, New Pool; Ade Mansfield (Shakespeare Super Team) 80-4-0; Shaun Little (MAP/Marukyu) 69-0-0; Stu Palser (Middy) 56-12-0; Luke Capewell (Tunnel Barn Farm) 66-11-0; Jim Murfitt (Tunnel Barn Farm) 64-2-0.

Goodyear AC, Preston Innvations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire, Sun. Deans Pool, 19. Colin Upton (Goodyear AC) 15-0-0, perch, roach and hybrids, poled maggot, peg 6; Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 11-3-0; Michael Thomson (Goodyear AC) 7-4-0.

Graham Jones Fishing Club, Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Chestnut Pool, Sun. 15. Harry Robinson (Graham Jones Fishing Club) 20-4-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet at 4 and 14m, peg 20; John Scott (Graham Jones Fishing Club) 9-2-0; Les Jones (Graham Jones Fishing Club) 5-4-0.

Halesowen Royal British Legion, Cob House Fishery, Wichenford, Worcestershire, Sun. Wyatt’s Pool, 20. Simon West (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 38-4-0, carp to 3 lb, poled pellet, peg 19; Ray Smith (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 33-12-0; John Babbington (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 33-4-0.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Sat. 16. John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 45-6-0, carp, poled corn, peg 8; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 40-13-0; George Cairnes (Hawkesbury/Kodak) 38-13-0. Sun. 16. George Cairnes (Hawkesbury/Kodak) 52-8-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 10; Charlie Merritt (Hawkesbury) 49-7-0; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 41-6-0.

Iffers, Docklow Pools. Sun. 20. Richard Harding (Iffers) 53-9-0, carp and roach on straight lead with bread, peg 43 on Farmer Jack Lake; Greg Roberts (Iffers) 34-4-0; Richard Hoskins (Iffers) 32-12-0.

Kings Pools, Shareshill, Staffordshire, Wed. Big Match Pool, 15. Steve Lawrence (King’s Pools) 40-1-0, F1s to 2 lb, poled pellet, peg 55; Jordan Hall (Maver Midlands/Bagem Baits) 38-7-0; Bob Tandy (King’s Pools) 28-10-0. Sun. Big Match Pool, 19. John Benjamin (King’s Pools) 43-2-0, F1’s to 2 lb, poled pellet, peg 37; Mick Hatchard (Shakespeare Superteam) 40-0-0; Pete Burnes (King’s Pools) 33-2-0.

Maver Match This Qualifier, Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire, Sat. High, Arles and Deans Pools, 68. Ray Lamb (Maver) 55-9-0, carp and silvers, pole pellet and sweetcorn, High Pool 4; Lee Thornton (Middy/Bagem Baits) 54-13-0; Wayne Mellings (Maver Midlands/Dynamite Baits) 34-13-0; Jason Brown (Maver Midlands) 34-4-0; Jamie Hughes (Maver/Bagem Baits) 33-0-0; Ritchie Hull (Garbolino Dynamite) 29-0-0.

Maver Solihull Angling Centre, Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Molands Mere, Wed. 17. Craig O’Brien (Fast Feeders) 64-10-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet and pellet feeder, peg 56; Steve White (Kobra Feeders) 45-4-0; John Burchell (Packington) 41-8-0.

Monk Hall Fishery, Monkhopton, Salop, Lark Pool, Sun. 10. Ben Stanford (Bilston Angling Centre) 99-14-0, carp, F1s, roach and rudd, poled maggot, peg 57; Alan Parsonage (Monk Hall) 56-2-0; Nigel Gartenfeld (Bromdon) 30-5-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs, Bank and Island Pools, Tues. 16. Clive Wright (Mosella) 22-14-0, skimmers and roach, poled pellet at 4m, peg 9, Bank Pool; Bill ‘Basil’ Rathbone (St Francis All Comedians, Rushall, Walsall) 22-9-0; Phil Ali (Moorlands) 21-12-0. Wed. 16 over 50’s, Bank and Moors Pools. Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 52-12-0, F1s, poled pellet down the edge, peg 11, Moors Pool; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 29-0-0; Damien Miller (Hunnington) 19-0-0. Thurs. 16, Silver Pool; Dave Bartlett (Moorlands) 60-4-0, F1s, poled pellet at 10m, peg 21; Tony Stead (West Midlands Police) 49-11-0; Colin Bennett (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 36-11-0. Sat. 17, Meadow Pool; Mick Henshall (Fosters) 32-14-0, skimmers and roach, poled caster at 6m, peg 40; Dave Jordan (Fosters) 26-2-0; Colin Pace (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 24-3-0. Sun. 31, Bank, Moors and Island Pools. Iwan Mills (Robins Timber) 76-2-0, carp, wagglered corn, peg 8, Bank Pool; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 36-2-0; Colin Pace (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 35-15-0; Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 35-13-0.

Mosella Black Country Spring League, Birmingham Mainline Canal, Soho Loop, Winson Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sun. Round One, 45. Steve Dudley (Browning Lifestyle) 5-2-8, three skimmers, one on bread, one on maggot, one on worm, peg 11; Tony Eagles (Team GB Four Ashes Eagles) 2-9-4; Dennis Kneller (Anglers Peg) 1-13-0; Paul Murrin (Browning Lifestyle) 1-6-0; Steve Cope (Team GB Four Ashes Ospreys) 1-2-8; Mark Hardman (Mosella Black Country) 1-0-0. Teams: Browning Lifestyle No 2 6; Team GB Four Ashes Eagles 11; Browning Lifestyle No 3 14; Shakespeare Superteam 18; Mosella Black Country 20; Browning Lifestyle No 1 23.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Island, Windmill and Boundry Pools, Mon. 16. Andy Taylor jnr (Lodge Park) 41-0-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and maggot feeder, peg 16, Island Pool; Terry Jelfs (Broom Angling Club) 31-8-0; Graham Scott (Mosella Selby) 31-6-0; Chris Styler (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 27-12-0. Wed. 15, Windmill Pool; Barry Duggan (Warwick Portobello) 57-8-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 26; Graham Scott (Mosella Selby) 23-0-0; Trevor Williams (Fishermans Friend) 22-0-0. Thurs. 20, Windmill, Island and Boundry Pools. Mike Hughes (Leigh Angling) 65-0-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and pellet feeder, peg 4, Island Pool; Graham Scott (Mosella Selby) 45-8-0; John Halfpenny (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 44-8-0; Trevor Williams (Fishermans Friend) 31-6-0. Sat. 16, Windmill Pool; Shaun Little (MAP/Marukyu) 24-0-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 9; Steve Rich (Cotswold Angling) 10-4-0; Phil Powell (Cotswold Angling) 8-0-0. Sun. 31, Boundry and Island Pools. Andy Grimes (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 87-8-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 17, Island Pool; Pete Bennett (Banbury Gunsmiths) 65-12-0; Neil McKinnon (Preston Innovations) 58-8-0; Paul Ward (Banbury Gunsmiths) 46-8-0; Steve Partington (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 45-4-0.

Newport, Woodstock Pond. Thurs.10. Phil Rawlings (Newport) 25-5-0, bream and F1s on pole and pellets, peg by car park; John Mack (Newport) 15-0-0; Mitchell Weaver (Spencer Works Juniors) 12-0-0. Spring Series, Woodstock Pond and School Pool, Sun. 20. Chris Murphy (Bargoed) 73-8-0, bream and F1s on pole and pellets, peg 52 on School Pool; Nick Jones (Pontypool) 62-4-0; Rob Wiltshire (Caerphilly) 48-6-0; Chris Hall (Swansea) 38-12-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Grats Pool, Sat. Steve White (Kobra Feeders) 30-5-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet feeder, peg 13; Steve Edwards (Packington) 23-4-0; Chris Newton (Smithys) 22-1-0. Sun. 21, Molands Mere. Ms Suzi Smith (Kobra Feeders) 32-6-0, F1s, tip and pellet, peg 45; Bonnie Evans (Packington) 21-0-0; Derek Hartshorn (Swann Baits) 19-3-0.

Pontymister, Crumlin Arm of Monmouthshire Canal at Cross Keys. Sun. 21. Josh Hawkins (Pontymister Juniors) 0-12-0, one chub and five gudgeon on pole and pinkies, peg at Hall’s Road; John Cooper (Risca) 0-4-8; John Harvey (Risca) 0-2-12; Richard Harley (Cross Keys) and Darrell Barnes (Risca) 0-2-0.

Port Talbot Docks Open, Sun. 14. Richard Candy (Cardiff Nomads) 10-4-0, bream and roach on groundbait feeder and red maggots, peg 15 on walkway; Clive Roberts (Cardiff Nomads) 8-2-0; Mal Entwhistle (Glamorgan Rebels) 5-10-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Salop, Ash, Beech and Sycamore Pools, Mon. 52. Matt Stockton (Bridgnorth) 63-4-0, carp to 5 lb, poled corn at 6 and 8m, peg 11, Beech Pool; Colin Wozek (Matrix Total Angling) 62-8-0; Tony Woolaston (Fattys Tackle) 62-1-0; Ian Hughes (Drennan North West) 57-8-0. Thurs. 26, Ash, Deepdale and Hawthorn Pools. Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 55-8-0, carp to 4lb and mixed silvers, poled pellet and maggot at 10m, peg 3, Hawthorn Pool; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 46-13-0; Ken Humphreys (Oswestry) 42-11-0; Matt Stobbs (Oakengates Angling Centre) 41-13-0. Sat. 36, Beech, Chestnut and Larch Pools. Terry Edwards (Kings Pools) 73-0-0, carp to 5 lb, poled pellet and corn, peg 26, Chestnut Pool; Rob Hancox (Bridgnorth) 63-3-0; Tony Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 60-14-0; Simon Dukes (Bridgnorth) 46-2-0. Sun. 55, Ash, Beech, Chestnut, Larch and Sycamore Pools. Kelvin Emlyn (Oakengates Angling Centre) 113-11-0, carp to 6 lb, poled pellet and corn at 14m and to the paddles, peg 3, Beech Pool; Steve Owen (Bridgnorth) 106-8-0; Matt Djukic (Shimano) 87-8-0; Richard Duke (Bridgnorth) 82-0-0; Wayne Mellings (Maver Midlands) 69-8-0; Colin Goldstraw (Bridgnorth) 69-7-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire, Tues. Ghost Pool, 15. D. Brownhill (Woodlands) 46-8-0, carp, poled sweetcorn and pellet, peg 6; P. Shergold (Bilston Angling Centre) 36-12-0; Gary Kirkham (Browning West Midlands) 21-14-0. Sun. Ghost Pool, 20. Wayne Panting (Midland Bears) 39-0-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet and sweetcorn, peg 14; D. Brownhill (Woodlands) 25-0-0; Rob Camden (Peg One Woodlands) 19-10-0; Phil Bishop (Peg One Woodlands 19-8-0. Sun. Club Korum Junior Open, Club Korum Pool, 12. Anna Blythe (Club Korum, Evesham) 10-10-0 small carp and silvers, pole pellet and maggot, peg 14; Jordan Holloway (Club Korum, Bewdley) 7-14-0; Alex Holloway (Club Korum, Bewdley) 5-5-0; Connor Albutt (Club Korum, Worcester) 4-8-0; Sam Gallacher (Club Korum, West Midlands) 4-6-0.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Pole-only. Wed.14. Alan Davies (Cardiff Nomads) 85-0-0, carp on pellets, peg 15 on Sophie’s Pond; Tony Summers (Wye Angling) 82-8-0; Rob Dyer (Swansea) 64-8-0.

Rhymney, Port Talbot Docks, West Glamorgan.Sun.17. Dave Jones (Pontlottyn) 3-4-0, eight roach on groundbait feeder and maggots, peg 1 on day ticket bank; Andrew Jones (Fochriw) 2-14-0; Brian Rees (Rhymney) 1-2-0; Jess Pugh (Rhymney) 0-14-0.

Simon Jones Memorial, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sun.30. Andrew Mann (Browning West Wales) 80-8-0, carp on poled corn over pellets, peg 3 on Sophie’s Pond; Mark Jones (Tredegar Angling Centre) 70-0-0; Rob Jones (Neath) 64-0-0; Tony Summers (Wye Angling) 61-0-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sun. 13. Glen Morris (Stirrup Cup) 5-15-8, roach and skimmers, poled punched bread, squatt and caster, peg 49; Graham Massey (Dams and Lock) 3-8-12; Andy Pettitt (Attleborough Sports) 3-4-12; Sam Lewis (Three Ems) 2-5-5; Pat Cuddy (Stirrup Cup) 2-2-12; Tom Grainey (Browning Lifestyle) 1-12-4.

Traditional Settings Ind. Spring League, Patshull Park Fisheries, Pattingham, Shropshire, Sat. Round One, 20. Phil Murphy (Leigh Raiders) 46-8-0, bream to 5 lb, poled maggot and redworm, and maggot, peg 9; Sean Bilsbury (Leigh Raiders) 37-2-0; Gary Johnson (Sensas) 31-4-0; Paul Cartwright (Wolverhampton) 24-12-0.

White Springs, Pontarddulais. Sun. 15. Alan Godrich (Swansea) 36-4-0, carp on pole and pellets, peg on Match Lake; John Charlesworth (Swansea) 34-4-0; Peter Williams (Swansea) 32-2-0.

Wolverhampton AA, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Wombourne, Staffordshire, Sat. 12. Paul Turner (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 6-8-0, roach, perch and gudgeon, poled squatt and pinkie, peg 2; Mel wood (Team GB Four Ashes Osprey) 6-3-10; Dennis Kneller (Anglers Peg) 4-8-2; Alan Round (Browning Lifestyle) 4-6-8; Eric Gardner (Team Eclipse) 4-4-8; Bob Edgerton (Goodyear AC) 3-15-7.

Wolverhampton AA Over 60’s, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Otherton, Penkridge, Stafford, Wed. 13. Cliff Harrison (Bridgtown) 3-8-0, roach, poled hempseed, peg 6; Alan Round (Browning Lifestyle) 1-12-12; John Benness (Goodyear AC) 1-11-14.

 

 

 

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