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*Barford Lakes, Teams of Five Winter League, near Norwich. Sun. Pleasure, Railway and Willow Lakes. 50. Steve Crowe (Angling Direct Black) 45-10-0, Willow Lake 14; Steve Elliot (Daiwa Angling Direct Blue) 41-1-0; Jim Randell (Barford Tackle) 40-11-0; Warren Martin (Dynamite Deben) 40-2-0; Ray Smart (Daiwa Angling Direct Blue) 32-11-0; Vince Cross (Lathams Nashbaits) 31-6-0. Teams: Dynamite Deben 16; Daiwa Angling Direct Blue 21; Daiwa Angling Direct Gold 22; Browning Hot Rods 24; Lathams Nash Baits 27; Barford and Toyboys both 29. League: Lathams Nash Baits 63; Browning Hot Rods 64; Dynamite Deben 66; Daiwa Angling Direct Gold 71; Daiwa Angling Direct Blue 76; Angling Direct Black 90.


Decoy Lakes, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Sat. Oak and Yew Channels. 24. Barry Mason (Ringers/UK Match) 72-3-0, carp to 5 lb, straight legered sweetcorn, peg 22 Oak; Sean Coton (JV AC) 56-7-0; Vince Cross (Nash Bait/Frenzee) 45-5-0; Stuart Bracey (Shimano) 43-9-0; Steve Powell (Lake Ross) 39-3-0; Roy Wells (Decoy) 37-0-0. Sun. Willows Pool. 11. Roy Anstey (Cambridge) 105-0-0, carp to 5 lb, pole, pellet or maggot, peg 25; Nigel Baxter (Bag’em Baits) 96-13-0; Jon Whincup (Maver Bait-Tech) 80-0-0; Roy Wells (Decoy) 78-8-0; Danny Carlton (Decoy) 25-8-0; Ted Sargent (Decoy) 16-8-0.

Deeping St. James AC, River Welland, Deeping Roadside, Cambridgeshire. Sun. Several Fishery Trophy DILS Round Five. 12. Mark Horsley (Deeping St. James AC) 6-1-0, all-roach, pole, punched bread and pinkie; Hugh Mannell (Deeping St. James AC) 5-15-0; Ray Torrington (Deeping St. James AC) 5-12-0.

Garbolino RAF v Old Lags Annual Challenge, Raveley Drain, Benwick, Cambridgeshire. Fri. 28. Craig Shaw (Garbolino RAF) 15-7-0, 550-plus rudd, 6 m whip and pinkie; Andy Dixon (Old Lags) 13-2-0; Dusty Kiddell (Garbolino RAF) 10-14-0; Ian Craft (Old Lags) 8-12-0; Graham Welton (Garbolino RAF) 7-1-0; Spike Milligan (Old Lags) and Steve Reid (Garbolino RAF) both 6-7-8. Teams: Garbolino RAF 75-14-0; Old Lags 59-10-0.

GTi Foston, Lincolnshire. Wed. Match Lakes, Ash and Sycamore Pools. 12. Pete Lambert (Little John Lakes) 17-0-0, F1s to pole and maggot, Sycamore 1; Eugene Tagg (James Maude AC) 16-12-0; Bo Thackerey (Lakeview Select) 15-0-0; Ian Bellaby (Coalville) 7-12-0; Graham Eden (Mansfield) 7-0-0; Geoff Bennett (MAP Mansfield) 6-12-0. Sat. Chestnut, Ash and Hawthorn Pools. 23. Lee Morley (Leicester Sensas) 34-0-0, carp and skimmers, pole and maggot to the island, Hawthorn 3; Andy Birkin (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 33-8-0; Alan Heawood (Nottingham) and Paul Arndt (Grantham) both 33-0-0; Terry Marshall (Victoria Tackle) 31-0-0; Ian Palfreeman (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 28-2-0.

Harleston, Wortwell & Dist AC, Silver Fish Series, Second Round, Weybread Club and Middle Pits. Sat. 18. Club Pit: Andrew Moss (Angling Direct) 15-10-0, skimmers, pole and pellet, peg 16; Dave Harford (Harleston) 10-12-0; Chris Knights Jnr (Harleston) 9-5-0; Middle Pit: Mal Runacres (Deben) 20-7-0, skimmers on pole and pellet, peg 36; Chris Knights Snr (Harleston) 15-2-0; Colin Davey (Angling Direct) 12-8-0.

Head Fen, near Ely. Sat. 12. Marcus Bailey (Headfen) 16-6-0,nine carp on 14.5 m pole and maggot, Snake Lake peg 7; Vinny Easey (Cambridge) 9-14-0; Bob Coulson (Suffolk’s Finest) 8-14-0; Steve Jackson (Headfen) 7-4-0; Peter Born (Wisbech) 1-8-0. Sun. 16. Pete Lambdin (Headfen) 34-14-0, seven carp to pole and maggot, Trev’s Lake peg 29; Brian Lee (Dents) 33-12-0; Andy May (Shipshape Tackle) 33-4-0; Dave Rodwell (Shipshape Tackle) 22-12-0; Mark Cross (Newmarket AC) 22-0-0; Lester Pratt (Shipshape Tackle) 16-11-0.

Lakeview Fishery, Holwell, Leicestershire. Sun. Canal Pool. 14. Bill Armes (Lakeview Select) 37-7-0, carp, pole, maggot and pellet, peg 2; Gary Cox (Sensas) 32-1-0; Bronson Arme (Lakeview Select) 21-5-0; Shaun Butler (Lakeview Select) 21-2-0; Jason Sahall (Lakeview Select) 17-12-0; Les Moody (Lakeview Select) 17-3-0.

Leicester Sensas Pairs League, Grand Union Canal, Loughborough. Sun. 40. Gary Smith (Leicester Sensas) 14-15-0, roach and perch to 1 lb, pole, punched bread and caster, Staples 1; Tony Marshall (Quorn Van den Eynde) 8-11-0; Alan Wright (Long Eaton Federation) 6-3-8; Stuart Naylor (Mill Tackle) 5-10-0; Steve Woollard (Matrix/Dynamite Trentmen) 5-2-8; Stan Piecha (Leicester Sensas) 4-9-0. Pairs: Darran Bickerton and Steve Woollard 7; Lee Morley and Rob Parker 8; Stan Piecha and Aaron Wells, and Alan Wright and Pete Allwood both 10; Rob Jones and Gary Smith 12; Adey Reynolds and Dave Petch 16. League: Darran Bickerton and Steve Woollard 21; Stan Piecha and Aaron Wells 43; Rob Wootton and Tom Pringle 53; Pete Scott and Mark Godfrey, Mark Parker and Darren Crosby and Lee Morley and Mark Parker all 57.

Railway & Willow Lakes, near Norwich. Sat. 21. Warren Martin (Sensas Barford Tackle) 114-9-0, carp to 5 lb and F1s, groundbait feeder with maggot to far bank, Willow peg 10; Tony Evans (Dynamite Baits) 71-7-0; Jim Randell (Suffolk’s Finest) 65-4-0; Neil Parkinson (Dynamite Baits) 62-10-0; Dave Reeve (GOT Baits) 61-6-0; Richard Bond (Bury St Edmunds) 55-13-0.

Sherwood Forest Fishery, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire. Tues. 13. Dave Round (Mansfield Busmen AC) 6-3-0, pole, caster and maggot, peg 14; Fred Bispham (Peg One Angling Centre) 4-3-0; Steve Richards (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 2-12-0; John Wooff (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 1-12-0. Wed. Holmedale Lake. 14. Dave Round (Mansfield Busmen AC) 12-6-0, roach and perch, pole, maggot or caster, peg 6; Lee Hassett (Gateford Angling Supplies) 9-4-0; Lee Parker (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) and Pete Hodgetts (Mansfield Angling Centre) both 5-2-0; Rob Ward (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 4-12-0; Pete Ellis (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 4-0-0.

Suffolk Water Park, near Ipswich. Sat. Silver fish only, Traditional Lake. 11. Jon Whitehouse (Bait-Tech) 18-0-0, skimmers on groundbait feeder, end peg; Bob Fuller (Breakaway Tackle) 17-0-0; Steve Clarke (Maver Image) 15-7-0; Keith Grieve (JP Tackle) 14-11-0; Nick Larkin (Nisa Feeders) 14-4-0; Keith Gooderam (Browning Wickford) 13-12-0.

Townsend Lakes, Upwell, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. Sat. Kingfisher Lake. 10. Luke Morley (Westwood Lakes) 37-2-0, carp to 4 lb, Method feeder then pole and maggot, peg 19; Colin Begbie (Townsend Lakes) 25-6-0; Ricky Young (Browning Hot Rods) 17-12-0. Sun. Cuckoo Canal. 10. Colin Begbie (Townsend Lakes) 54-8-0, carp, pole, maggot or pellet, peg 38; Ricky Young (Browning Hot Rods) 38-8-0; Nigel Hargreaves (Townsend Lakes) 31-9-0.

Westwood Lakes, Wyberton, near Boston, Lincolnshire. Thurs. Over 50s, Skylark Lake. 23. Colin ‘Smudge’ Smith (Bag’em Baits) 30-8-0, carp to 2 lb, F1s and a 4 lb bream, pole and pellet, peg 9; Alan Treadwell (Miracle Baits) 26-8-0; Steve Bulbeck (Stickleback AC) 18-0-0; Barry Hawkins (Ropsley AC) 25-6-0.

Wigston AS, Pairs League, Grand Union Canal, Glen Parva, Leicestershire. Sun. 20. Mark Roberts (Wigston AS) 11-11-0, a 4 lb tench with skimmers, roach and perch, pole, punched bread and caster, County Arms basin; Wayne Hammond (Wigston AS) 7-3-0; Paul Taylor (Wigston AS) 5-13-0. Pairs: Steve Oakes and Wayne Hammond (Wigston AS) 4; Pete Wootton and Mark Roberts (Wigston AS) 6. League: Pete Wootton and Mark Roberts (Wigston AS) 13; Steve Oakes and Wayne Hammond (Wigston AS) 14; Pete Jayes and Joe Oakes (Wigston AS) 18.