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* East Mids WL Practise, Old Nene, Benwick, Cambs. Sun, 49. Anthony Williams (Browning Hot Rods) 16-0-0, skimmers and silver fish, poled chopped worm and caster, willows peg 3; Alex Bates (Maver Bait-Tech) 12-6-0; Steve Welford (Browning Hot Rods) 11-14-0; Neil Newby (Sensas Mark One) 11-5-0; Rob Wright (Browning Hot Rods) 10-11-0; Alastair Ogilvie (Maver Bait-Tech) 10-7-0.

* Lakeview Fishery, Holwell, Leics. Sat, 31, Canal, Serpent and Marina pools. Bob Greenbury (Sensas Leicester) 91-6-0, carp, poled pellet, Marina peg 6; Bronson Arme (LVS) 82-8-0; Danny Higgins (Subfish) 74-1-0; Steve Haywood (Middy) 73-14-0; Kev Kania (LVS) 60-13-0; Tony Blackwell (Leics) 60-4-0.

* Railway Lake, nr. Norwich, Norfolk. Sat, 38. Mathew Colman (Shrublands) 59-13-0; Warren Martin (Matrix Barford Tackle) 59-7-0; Rodney Finch (Deben) 57-1-0; Alan Tuck (Daiwa Angling Direct Suffolk) 47-13-0; Lee Coomber (Attleborough) 40-13-0; Steve Kindleysides (East Harling) 38-3-0.


* Soar Valley WL, River Soar, Barrow to Kegworth, Leics. Sun, 70. Mark Perkins (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) 7 Kg 250 gr, four large perch plus multiple roach, poled worm, pinkie and red maggots, Sutton peg 61; Tony Marshall (Quorn AS) 5.840; Tom Potter (Loughborough Soar) 5.730; Rob Fryer (Dynamite Matchman Supplies) 5.700; Ady Reynolds (Quorn AS) and Mark Eustace (Leicester Sensas) both 5.600. Teams: Leicester Sensas 29; Quorn AS 35; Matrix Dynamite Trentmen 37; Dynamite Matchman Supplies 39; Loughborough Soar 42; Wigston AS 43; Long Eaton Fed 50. League: Leicester Sensas 4; Quorn AS 6; Loughborough Soar and Wigston AS both 12; Dynamite Matchmen’s Supplies 13; Matrix Dynamite Trentmen 17; Long Eaton Fed. 20.



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Smaller fishing match results

Coors AC, River Trent, Burton, Staffs, Sun (Oct.20),  21. Dave Jones (Matchman Supplies) 8-14-0, one 8 lb 9 oz bream plus roach, stick float and double maggot, Sherratt’s peg 1; Mark Foreshew (Coors AC) 8-14-0; John Harper (Coors AC) 7-14-0; Mark Halksworth (Leegem Angling) 6-8-0.

Cross Drove, Hockwold, Norfolk. Wed, 13. Richard Bond (Bury St Edmunds) 71-8-0 carp & F1s to 7 lb , brown goldfish & skimmers, maggot, 14.5m, peg 50; Glen Burden (Cross Drove) 68-0-0; Rodney Finch (Deben) 44-4-0; Neil Parkinson (Dynamite Middy) 42-3-0. Sat, 23. James Drakulic (Maver Image) 111-6-0, carp to 15 lb, F1s & brown goldfish, maggot & pellet, 14.5m, peg 67; Richard Bond (Bury St Edmunds) 83-3-0; James Heaps (Poplett’s) 67-7-0; Rob Heath (Chestnut Pool) 64-12-0; Glen Burden (Cross Drove) 57-0-0; Ian Shipp (Cross Drove) 55-3-0. Sun, 17. Tony Watling (St. Neots) 74-6-0, F1s to 4 lb & brownies to 2 lb, meat/pellet, 13m, peg 13; Mark Pollard (Shimano Stanjays) 60-13-0; Richard Bond (Bury St Edmunds) 58-2-0; Jamie Thompson (Cross Drove) 52-6-0; Simon Wheeler (Daiwa Dynamite) 51-6-0; Glen Burden (Cross Drove) 44-11-0.


Daiwa Angling Direct, River Wensum, Norwich. Sun, 20. Robert Hubbard (Daiwa Angling Direct) 17-7-0, roach and perch, long whip, maggot; Colin Urry (Dukes) 17-6-0; Colin Sadler (Dukes) 16-2-0; Matt Pope (Earlham Silvers) 15-15-0; Mick Hanks (Daiwa Angling Direct) 15-8-0.

Decoy Lakes, Whittlesey, Cambs. Tues, 16, Beastie Lake. Andy Sczcupak (Sheffield) 168-15-0, carp to 8 lb, meat at 5m, peg 23; Tom Edwards (Decoy) 157-12-0; Smug Smalley (March) 143-1-0; Nigel Baxter (Bag ‘Em) 98-9-0. Sat, 19, Beastie. Jon Whincup (Bait-Tech) 184-4-0, 50 lb of carp plus F1s and skimmers, pellet at 8m then shallow, peg 30; Tom Edwards (Decoy) 127-15-0; Jimmy Brookes (Decoy) 115-7-0; Steve Pell (Decoy) 112-7-0. Sun, 12, Yew Channel. Tom Cole (Decoy) 70-8-0, carp to 6 lb, feeder then poled pellet in margins, peg 9; Jason Binder (Decoy) 63-1-0; Pete Carter (Decoy) 62-15-0; Tony McGregor (Decoy) 59-3-0.

Dynamite Baits Scunthorpe DAA, Tidal Trent, South Clifton, Lincs. Thurs, 19. Dean Smith (Colmic) 29-15-0, bream and skimmers, pole feeder, worm and caster, peg 36; Mark Booth (Goole Avengers) 15-2-0; Steve Gilbert (Whisby) 13-8-0; John Wisenewski (Brigg) 12-12-0; Dave Norwood (Winterton) 6-15-0; Malc Firmstone (Whisby) 6-13-0.

Garbolino RAF East Mids Summer League, Westwood Lakes, Wyberton, Lincs. Wed, 14, Kestrel Lake. Baz Bright (Garbolino RAF Digby) 51-10-0, 30 lb of ide plus carp, Method feeder/worm and caster shallow at 13m, peg 7; Danny Hurst (Garbolino RAF Conningsby) 36-12-0; Spike Milligan (RAF Old Lags) 33-9-0.

Graham’s Pond, Huntingdon, Cambs. Sat, 13. John Hurley (Graham’s Pond) 18-4-0, small carp and silvers, short pole and expander pellet, peg 3; Tony Watling (Graham’s Pond) 9-5-0; Nigel Marshall (Graham’s Pond) 6-1-0.

Head Fen, near Ely, Cambs. Sat, 10. Geoff Arnold (Hooked Newmarket) 153-12-0, pellet down track & maggot in margins, Snake peg 17; Marcus Bailey (Head Fen) 137-12-0; Matt Ayres (Dent’s) 128-14-0. Sun, 10. Gary Rimmer (Newmarket) 48-8-0, carp, Method feeder to island, Trev’s peg 36; Lamplight (Head Fen) 46-9-0; Brian Lee (Dents) 42-2-0.


Olney & Clifton FA, Two Brewers Trophy, Great Ouse, Olney, Bucks. Sun, 25. Steve Bull (Post Office) 11-0-0, a 5 lb 3 oz slab plus roach, dace and perch, poled maggot, peg 21; Ernie Sattler (Maver) 9-11-0; Lee Jones (Browning) 9-0-0; Roy Woodward (Oundle) 8-7-0.

Suffolk Water Park, Ipswich. Sat, 12. Keith Gooderam (Browning Wickford) 8-8-0, skimmers and roach to 1 lb 8 oz, maggot, Canal Lake peg 18; Keith Gostling (Gipping APS) 7-8-0; Sam Kernard (SWP) 6-14-0; Bill Walker (Bills Tackle) 6-4-0.

Water Meadows Fishery, Chapel St. Leonards, Lincs. Sun, 27, Moat Lake. Brian Elliott (Water Meadows) 94-14-0, small carp to 8 lb, bream to 4 lb, poled pellet down the track, peg 48; Graham Knight (Water Meadows) 48-4-0; Chris Bonsall (Water Meadows) 43-6-0; Mark Griggs (GF Harlequins) 38-6-0.

Westwood Lakes, Wyberton, Lincs. Tues, 15, Skylark Lake. Adam Swain (Westwood Lakes) 43-0-0, carp and F1s, poled red maggot over groundbait, peg 5; Steve Lane (Marukyu Westwood) 34-8-0; Terry Green (Westwood Lakes) 28-8-0; Brian Harding (Maver Bait-Tech) 26-4-0; John Taylor (Sensas Mark One) 23-14-0. Sun, 21, Kestrel. Martin Kirk (Westwood Lakes) 52-0-0, carp to 6 lb, Method feedered banded pellet, peg 6; Gary Walton (Boston Angling Centre) 48-8-0; Steve Lane (Marukyu Westwood) 46-14-0; Darren Gowshall (Horncastle) 43-8-0; Steve Davis (Dave’s Peg) 36-8-0.

Willow Lakes, Foston, Lincs. Wed, 13, Ash and Hawthorn lakes. Paul Arndt (Grantham) 148-4-0, 30 carp to 11 lb, poled meat in margins, Ash peg 9; Bob Brown (Newark) 128-0-0; Terry Crouch (Newark) 106-12-0; Paul Kimberley (Team Zimba) 98-4-0. Sat, 18. John Belshaw (RAF) 120-10-0, 20 carp to 10 lb, bomb and meat, Hawthorn peg 23; Jim Meakin (Victoria Tackle) 110-0-0; Andy Birkin (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 108-0-0; Ian Palfreyman (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 82-0-0; Bob Brown (Newark) 70-12-0.



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