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West Midlands Angler’s Mail matches for April 14/15 2012.

Bag ‘em Baits, Silver League pairs, Dog Lane Fishery, Napton, Warks, 6th and final round, Match pool, Sun. 30. Martin Paynter (Daventry Angling Club) 8-14-8, orfe, skimmers and roach, poled chopped worm and caster, peg 13. Barry Carr (Daventry Angling Club) 7-5-4; Jake King (Daventry Angling Club) 6-13-4; Gil Corns (Daventry Angling Club) 6-0-0. Pair: Barry Carr and Dean Hancox (Daventry Angling Club) 11-3-8. Final League: Richard Wills and Simon Potter; Jake King and Graham Cheney; Barry Carr and Dean Hancox; Carl Baker and Kevin Folwell.

Beechdale AC, Brookfields Pool, Shareshill, Staffordshire, Sun. 20. Dave Broome (Fosters) 77-10-0, carp to 6 lb, feeder fished sweetcorn, peg 20; Bill Bratt (Beechdale AC) 38-9-0; Mick Cope (Beechdale AC) 29-10-0.

Bilston Angling Centre, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Wombourne, Staffordshire, Wed. 10. Mel Wood (Four Ashes Aquarians) 7-13-8, roach, gudgeon, chublets, poled squatt and pinkie, peg 10; Ben Garbett (Royal Mail) 6-1-8; Paul Turner (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 5-0-8.

Cefn Fforest, Peterstone Fishery. Sun.18 Ken Roper (Cefn Fforest) 70-0-0, carp and bream on feeder and pellets, peg in the bowl on Pencil Lake; Ray McDonald (Blackwood) 41-8-0; Trevor Tarling (Blackwood) 38-4-0.

Cornerstone AC, Grand Union Canal, Wallworks, Small Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sat. 18. Mel Wood (Four Ashes Aquarians) 7-7-2, roach and skimmers, poled squatt and pinkie, peg 1; Brent Wilkes (Miracle Baits) 5-10-3; Paul Turner (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 5-8-11; Chris Rice (Dams and Lock) 4-13-0; Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 4-0-13.

Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks, Kobra Feeders Affordables, Lake 2, Wed. 25. Shane Desmond (Dynamite Baits) 96-0-0, carp, pellet waggler and poled corn, peg A15. Kev Dale (Gedling Tackle) 91-14-0; Phil Hull (Lanes Baits) 75-8-0; Tony Lamb (Jaguar) 46-8-0. Thurs. 28, Thames and Avon Pools. Terry Brindley (Force Baits) 69-8-0, carp, poled corn, peg 8, Avon Pool. Lee Westwood (Litchfield) 59-12-0; Phil Hull (Lanes Baits) 53-2-0; Dave Smith (Sensas) 51-14-0; Stan Piecha (Match Fishing Magazine) 48-10-0; Dave Hicking (Disco) 47-14-0.

Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Heron Pool, Thurs. 20. Charlie Jeavons (Baggeridge Brick Angling Club) 53-6-0, carp, pole and wagglered pellet, peg 29. Trevor Burton (Baggeridge Brick Angling Club) 46-8-0; Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 39-10-0. Sat. 31, Heron and Pheasant Pools. Mark Bradley (M and B) 92-10-0, carp, poled corn, peg 41. Pete Ricketts (New Willenhall) 78-10-0; Cliff Richards (M and B) 51-4-0. Sun. 16, Pheasant Pool. Simon Richardson (Ironbridge Bait and Tackle) 111-4-0, carp, poled corn, peg 38. Alan Fleet (Taverners) 50-10-0; Richard Burton (Ironbridge bait and Tackle) 48-8-0.

Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks, New Pool and House Pool 2, Tues. 29. Barry Duggan (Warwick Portobello) 48-6-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled pellet at 6m, peg 15, New Pool. Dave Callaghan (Measham Redfins) 41-12-0; John Berry (Coventry) 41-8-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 40-2-0. Wed. 18, House Pool 2. Pete Rice (Bag Em Baits) 108-0-0, F1s, poled caster at 3m and down the edge, peg 25. Tom Neale (Rutlanders) 59-5-0; Steve Parrish (Guernsey) 58-10-0; Paul Parson (Rutlanders) 57-10-0. Thurs. 55 Veterans, Canal, Jennys and House Pool 1. Kevin Keasey (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 72-2-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled pellet at 4m and down the edge, peg 9, Canal Pool. Chris Haille (Meadowlands Veterans) 65-4-0; Alan Hemmings (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 56-3-0; John Merchant (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 48-13-0; Ken Turner (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 48-0-0; Wiliam Eade (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 43-10-0. Fri. 18, Bottom Pool. Richard Knowles (MCM) 71-8-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet at 6, 8, and 10m, peg 21. Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 61-10-0; Les Whetton (Tunnel Barn Farm) 51-6-0; Tom Neale (Rutlanders) 49-6-0. Sat. 25, House Pool 2. Pete Rice (Bag Em Baits) 109-0-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled pellet at 4m and down the edge, peg 9. Stu Palser (Banbury Gunsmiths/Middy) 98-7-0; Curtis Tranter (Grant Albutt Anging Supplies) 76-3-0; Dean Flatman (Tunnel Barn Farm) 76-5-0; Andy Jackson (Mosella) 70-6-0; Les Whetton (Tunnel Barn Farm) 69-3-0. Sun. 23, New Pool. Ronnie Biggs (OHMS) 92-2-0, F1s, poled cheese over hemp at 4m, peg 10. Stu Palser (Banbury Gunsmiths/Middy) 90-9-0; Pete Rice (Bag Em Baits) 87-13-0; Pete Caton (Dynamite Baits/Banbury Gunsmiths) 85-2-0.

Goodyear AC, Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, Sun. Sycamore Pool, 20. John Taylor (Goodyear AC) 91-0-0, carp to 15 lb, poled caster, peg 48; Andre Portik (Goodyear AC) 27-7-0; Peter Rogers (Goodyear AC) 26-10-0.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks, Sat. 16. Grant Merritt (Hawkesbury) 38-8-0, carp, Method and pellet, peg 43. James Rock (Army) 32-10-0; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 30-0-0.

Holgan Farm Spring Festival Open, Llawhaden. Sun. 40. Howard Green (Green’s Fishing Tackle) 130-0-0, carp to 6 lb on pole and pellet, peg on Carp Lake; John Gibbs (Newport) 128-10-0; Graham Glock (London) 87-4-0; James Young (Haverfordwest) 85-0-0; Neil Daniels (Swansea) 63-8-0; Scott Heaps (Holgan Farm) 54-12-0. Sat. 18. Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 48-0-0, crucians on pole and soft pellets, peg on Crucian and Tench Lake; Neil Daniels (Swansea) 36-10-0; Scott Odam (Bridgend) 35-12-0.

Iffers, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sun. 22. Alan Simmonds (Iffers) 136-0-0, all carp on corn pole fished down the edge, peg 12 on Sophie’s Pond; Sam Prosser (Mitcheldean) 120-12-0; Glyn Sherwood (Wye Angling) and Ross Hale (Iffers) both 84-0-0. Top on Molly’s Pond Ian Sutton (Iffers) 77-8-0.

Izaak Walton Fishery, Chebsey, Stafford, Staffordshire, Mon. Top and Middle Pools, 18. Dave Barnard (Gnosall) 91-6-0, carp, poled pellet and sweetcorn, Middle 2; Paul Carnwell (Garbolino Bait Tech) 69-4-0; Andy Cleary (Northwood Inn) 61-5-0; Nick Smith (Dove Valley) 55-9-0. Wed. Top Pool, 15. Neil Mansfield (Wem AC) 94-15-0, carp, poled pellet and sweetcorn, peg 40; Craig Degg (Izaak Walton Fishery) 65-7-0; Clive Poole (Izaak Walton Fishery) 51-2-0; Steve Evans (Izaak Walton Fishery) 43-0-0. Fri. Middle Pool, 13. Shaun Hill (Pickering’s of Burslem) 134-2-0, carp, poled sweetcorn and pellet, peg 3; Paul Carnwell (Garbolino Bait Tech) 80-0-0; Carl Moon (Frenzee) 72-7-0; Ray Young (Izaak Walton Fishery) 35-14-0. Sat. Neil Edwards (Meir and Longton Royal British Legion) 70-0-0, carp, poled sweetcorn and pellet, Top Pool 14; Paul Shone (Izaak Walton Fishery) 60-1-0; Tony Burt (Dolphin Tackle) 58-6-0; Darren Heath (Izaak Walton Fishery) 52-2-0.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, Staffordshire, Mon. All pools, 28. Rod Arnold (King’s Pools) 64-4-0, carp and F1s to 4 lb, poled sweetcorn, Big Match 37; Rob Hancock (King’s Pools) 60-2-0; Gary Gollins (Swan Elite) 58-8-0. Wed. All pools, 29. Sean Pearce (Wednesfield Angling Centre) 72-0-0, carp to 5 lb, poled sweetcorn, peg 55 Big Match; Jordan Hall (Maver Gold/Bagem Baits) 48-0-0; Phil Westley (King’s Pools) 45-13-0. Sat. Carp Pool, 12. Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 62-8-0, carp to 10 lb, poled sweetcorn, peg 1; Mattie Stockton (Maver Tipton/Bait Tech) 49-7-0; Mark Tomkins (King’s Pools) 42-0-0. Sat. New Match Pool, 11. Gary Gollins (Swan Elite) 56-2-0, tench and carp, poled pellet, peg 17; Jordan Hall (Maver Gold/Bagem Baits) 38-6-0; Gary Steele (King’s Pools) 37-0-0. Sun. New Match and Carp Pools, 16. Jordan Hall (Maver Gold/Bagem Baits) 76-12-0, carp to 5 lb, F1s, peg 18 Carp Pool; Joe Dale (King’s Pools) 62-0-0; Tony Woollaston (Wolverhampton Post Office) 58-4-0.

Margam Park AC, Furzemill Fishery. Sun. 11. Loraine Prosser (Port Talbot) 15-6-0, two carp on floating bread, peg on the weed bed; Nathan Russell (Kenfig Hill) 13-2-0.

Maver Solihull Angling Centre, Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Molands Mere, Wed. 15. Lee Richards (Packington) 65-4-0, F1s and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 44. Mick Varley (Packington) 63-12-0; Steve Edwards (Packington) 58-14-0.

Monk Hall Fishery, Monkhopton, Salop, Lark and Swallow Pools, Sun. 14. Dave Hanney (Monk Hall) 20-5-0, small carp, poled pellet and corn, peg 67. Dave Hodnet (Highley) 18-6-0; Nigel Gartenfeld (Brompton) 14-15-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Warcs, Moors, Island and Middle Pools, Tues. 22. Iwan Mills (Robins Timber) 69-14-0, carp, poled pellet down the edge, peg 21, Moors Pool. Bill ‘Basil’ Rathbone (St Francis All Comedians, Shelfield, Walsall) 57-15-0; Neil Davies (Club 2000) 57-0-0. Wed. 15 over 50’s, Silver Pool. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 52-10-0, F1s, poled pellet down the edge, peg 33. Sid Julian (Moorlands) 48-9-0; Harry Ward (Starlet Veterans) 42-7-0. Thurs. 19, Meadow Pool. Iwan Mills (Robins Timber) 108-3-0, carp, poled pellet down the edge, peg 26. George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 91-6-0; Adam Rumble (Maver Tipton) 90-6-0. Fri pm. 18, Bank and Moors Pools. Matt Djukic (Shimano) 101-2-0, carp, poled paste at 12m, peg 5, Moors Pool. Iwan Mills (Robins Timber) 97-4-0; Sean Smith (Stevens Tackle) 96-11-0. Sat. 16 pairs, 6th Round Winter Pairs, 32, Meadow and Silver Pools. Lee Richards (Packington) 92-3-0, carp, poled paste down the edge, peg 12, Meadow Pool. Dave Fenton (West Midlands Police/Maver) 72-8-0; Dave Jordan (Fosters) 61-8-0. Pairs: Steve Owen (Boldings) and Ben Stanford (Mosella) 3; Lee Richards (Packington) and Neville Groves (Fosters) 4; Clive Wright (Mosella) and Clive Munslow (Moorlands) 5. League: Clive Wright (Mosella) and Clive Munslow (Moorlands) 13; Chris Hill (Mosella) and Wayne Mellings (Maver Midlands) 16; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) and Colin Pace (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 17. Sun. 44, Meadow, Silver and Island Pools. Dave Harrison (Solhampton) 63-8-0, carp, poled pellet down the edge, peg 29, Meadow Pool. Simon Christian (Maver Tipton/Match-Box) 63-5-0; Sid Julian (Moorlands) 61-0-0; Mick Hatchard (Shakespeare) 60-4-0; Ian chadwick (Maver Tipton) 58-7-0; Dave Gough (Moorlands) 53-9-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Island and Middle Pools, Mon. 18. Andy Pollard (Daiwa Gordon League) 171-8-0, carp and F1s, Method and pellet, peg 7, Middle Pool. Chris Cameron (Mosella) 137-12-0; Ade Mansfield (Maver Tipton) 105-14-0; Chris Lewis (Tackle Locker) 105-4-0. Wed. 15, Island Pool. Mark Hemming (Lodge Park) 113-0-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 32. Andy Grimes (Manor Farm Leisure) 69-0-0; Barry Geldard (Darlington Angling Club) 67-12-0; Kevin Giles (Manor Farm Leisure) 59-12-0. Thurs. 22, Boundry Pool. Graham Scott (Mosella Selby) 60-4-0, Carp, F1s, skimmers and tench, poled pellet and maggot feeder, peg 19. Andy Grimes (Manor Farm Leisure) 47-12-0; Phil Tipton (BNM) 38-10-0; Bradley Proctor (ABC) 31-2-0. Sat. 17, Island Pool. Steve Partington (Mosella) 102-6-0, carp, F1s, skimmers and tench, poled pellet and worm, peg 3. Paul Adler (Mill House Angling) 79-0-0; Mark Hemming (Lodge Park) 68-14-0; Shaun Little (MAP Maruku) 60-10-0. Sun. 15, Boundry Pool. Shaun Little (MAP Maruku) 80-4-0, carp, F1s, skimmers and tench, poled worm, caster and pellet, peg 40. Gary Smith (Manor Farm Leisure) 55-10-0; Anthony Leyton (Manor Farm Leisure) 51-2-0; Tony Shepherd (Manor Farm Leisure) 48-12-0.

Newport Spring Series, Woodstock Pond and School Pool. Sun. 29. Rob Wiltshire (Trethomas) 60-4-0, bream and F1s on pole and feeder, peg 28 on Woodstock Pond; Rob Skellett (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 59-4-0; Chris Hall (Swansea) 58-4-0; Nicky Belcher (Newport) 56-0-0; Giles Cochrane (Cwmbran) 47-8-0; Tony Hopkins (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 43-4-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Gearys Level, Sat. 29. Fred Coxon (Kobra Feeders) 87-11-0, carp, Method and meat, peg 11, bonus peg £200.00. Dave Hughes (Higham Lane) 45-1-0; Chris Taylor (Starlet Veterans) 44-13-0. Sun. 28, Molands Mere. Andy Findlay (Preston Innovations/Korum/Sonubaits) 64-2-0, carp and F1s, Method and pellet, peg 15. Tim Bull (Dynamite Baits/Kobra Feeders) 56-10-0; Dave Elliott (Packington) 55-15-0.

Paul Cartwright Open, Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcestershire, Sun. Meadow Pool, 17. William Garratt (Parkes Hall AC) 68-0-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet, peg 55; Paul Cartwright (ABC) 59-2-0; Paul Whitehouse (Parkes Hall) 38-14-0.

Pontymister, Crumlin Arm of Monmouthshire Canal at Cross Keys. Sun. 25. Jeff Parfitt (Risca) 4-14-0, two 1-8-0 chub with roach on pole and punched bread, peg at Hall’s Road; Simon Thomas (Risca) 3-13-0; John Cooper (Risca) 3-5-0.

Poole Hall Fishery, Alveley, Salop, Heron Pool, Wed. 12. Tom Cook (Royal Oak) 45-8-0, bream, poled meat and corn, peg 48. Chris Hyde (Alveley) 28-6-0; Ray Day (Poole Hall) 22-0-0. Sun. 10, Heron Pool. Alan Goode (Stevens Tackle) 56-5-0, mixed, poled meat and corn, peg 50. Keith Millard (Poole Hall) 34-0-0; Tommy Thompson (Poole Hall) 31-9-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Salop, Chestnut, Oak and Willow Pools, Mon. 34. Dave Matson (Rod and Gun) 87-8-0, carp to 7lb and barbel to 2lb, poled pellet and maggot at 5m and down the side, peg 36, Chestnut Pool. Kelvin Emlyn (Oakengates Angling Centre) 81-14-0; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 75-0-0; Mitch Davidson (Oakengates Angling Centre) 73-14-0. Wed. 12, Ash and Beech Pools. Andy Williams (Vespe) 71-7-0, carp to 5lb, poled pellet, peg 11, Beech Pool. Keith Perrin (Tipton) 58-6-0; Stuart Aston (Swan Jacks Tackle) 54-6-0; Bill Stone (Tipton) 47-9-0. Thurs. 33, Oak, Larch and Willow Pools. Sean Barber (Maver) 105-7-0, carp to 7lb, poled pellet fished shallow and down the side, peg 16, Larch Pool. Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 82-12-0; John Wild (Stafford) 78-12-0; Rob Brennan (Wolves) 71-6-0. Sat. 58, Chestnut, Sycamore, Larch and Willow Pools, Maver Match This. Les Thompson (Matrix-Bait-Tech) 106-3-0, 80 F1s to 3lb, poled pellet to the island and a metre short of island, peg 26, Chestnut Pool. Jamie Hughes (Maver Midlands) 80-2-0; Andy Bailey (Telford) 79-11-0; Brian Clarke (Colmic Maruku) 78-8-0; Andy Botterill (West Midlands) 74-8-0; Steve Pearce (Telford) 71-10-0; Steve Mayo (Preston Innovations) 65-15-0; Chris Cameron (Mosella) 64-10-0. Sat. 17, Oak and Beech Pools. Carl Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 82-9-0, carp to 5lb and barbel to 2lb, poled pellet down the edge, peg 15, Oak Pool. Jeff Pearson (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 80-5-0; Richard Duke (Bridgnorth Angling Society) 68-9-0; Dave Matson (Rod and Gun) 58-5-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire, Tues. Ghost Pool, 16. Stuart Hipkiss (Frenzee) 57-4-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet and sweetcorn, peg 16; D. Brownhill (Alan’s Tackle) 47-5-0; J. Stone (Woodlands) 44-10-0. Sat. Arles Pool, 20. Tom Scholey (Pole Fishing) 91-3-0, carp to 8 lb, poled sweetcorn and pellet, peg 34; Phil Bishop (Woodlands) 43-6-0; P. Hodge (Woodlands) 42-8-0; S. Farmer (Woodlands) 39-9-0. Sun. Deans Pool, 36. Ian Wood (Peg One, Woodlands) 78-12-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 63; Tom Scholey (Pole Fishing) 72-12-0; Ed Warren (Preston Innovations) 69-2-0; A. Parks (Woodlands) 66-14-0.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Pole only. Wed. 14. Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 102-0-0, carp on corn in the margins, peg 18 on Sophie’s Pond; Andrew Williams (Tredegar) 94-8-0; Ian Sutton (Iffers) 84-0-0.

Sensas Open, Stowe Pool, Lichfield, Staffordshire, Sun. 13. Kim Wheeler (Lichfield) 22-0-0, bream to 3 lb, feeder fished pinkie, peg 5; Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 17-13-0; Norman Carpenter (Walsall) 10-8-0.

Sirhowy, Staunton Court. Sun. 20. Simon Jones (Rhymney) 143-3-0, carp to double figures on 6m pole and meat, peg half way along green bank; Nigel Morris (Neath) 134-4-0; Bob Giles (Cefn Fforest) 116-0-0; Ian Exall (Blackwood) 98-0-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sun. 16. Alan Newman (Stirrup Cup) 3-6-8, perch to 1 lb, small roach, poled bread punch and maggot, peg 7; Dave Anderson (Stirrup Cup) 3-5-2; Glen Morris (Stirrup Cup) 3-2-2; Sam Lewis (Three Ems) 2-14-8; Alan Homer (Dudley Bait and Tackle) 2-13-12; Brian Parr (Stirrup Cup) 2-11-8.

White Springs, Pontarddulais. Sun. 18. Steve Gardener (Neath) 55-0-0, carp and bream on pole and pellet to the island, peg on New Canal; Lou Spinks (Swansea) 44-12-0; Jack Barnett (Swansea) 32-0-0.

Wolverhampton Over 60s, Shropshire Union Canal, Little Onn, Church Eaton, Staffordshire, Wed. 21. John Benness (Goodyear AC) 12-4-12, five chub, poled bread, maggot, caster, peg 20; Dave Smith (Bridgtown) 7-4-9; Dennis Lewis (Bilston Angling Centre) 2-5-3.

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