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No East Midlands Angler’s Mail Kamasan Qualifiers for August 18/19 2012.


Other matches

Collingham AS. River Trent, Collingham, Nottinghamshire, Sun. 15. Malcolm Nicholson (Collingham AS) eight barbel and one bream, feeder fished caster, private section, peg 7; Neil Fisher (Collingham AS) 19-12-0; Howard Langley (Collingham AS) 9-8-0; John Pepper (Collingham AS) 7-9-0; Darren Harston (Collingham AS) 7-7-0.


Cross Drove, near Mildenhall. Wed. 22. Martin Woods (Emneth) 124-2-0, 10 carp to 15 lb, F1s to 6 lb, catmeat and corn, 11m pole, peg 11; Neil Adcock (Browning Hot Rods) 94-0-0; Glen Burden (Cross Drove) 85-8-0; George Tebb (Lawnfarm) 84-0-0; Jim Barrowman (P W Angling) 80-4-0. Rodney Finch (Deben) 72-12-0. Sat. 21. Martin Woods (Emneth) 79-4-0, carp to 4 lb, F1s to 5 lb, 14m pole, catmeat and corn, peg 18; Dave Pearce jnr (Wisbech) 72-4-0; Vince Cross (Nash baits F1 Frenzy) 69-14-0; Dale Smith (Browning Wickford) 57-6-0; Mark Pollard (Shimano Stanjay Sports) 52-9-0; Carl Summers (Popletts) 50-3-0. Sun. 24. Chris Vanderveilt (Bowlers Bait Tech) 120-3-0, skimmers to 2 lb, carp and F1s to 15 lb, 14m pole, corn and worm, peg 41; Richard Bond (Bury St Edmunds) 98-0-0; Steve Clarke (Maver Image VDE) 93-0-0; Martin Woods (Emneth) 92-13-0; Dave Rawlings (Stanjays) 92-0-0; Dave Pearce jnr (Wisbech) 83-6-0.


Deeping St. James AC, South Holland Cup Series, Round Three, Lake Ross, Spalding, Lincolnshire, Sun. 12. Jon Bowland (Deeping St James AC) 106-12-0, carp, pellet waggler, peg 25; Mike Atherton (Deeping St James AC) 101-13-0; Nigel Briggs (Deeping St James AC) 82-4-0.


Fish4 10k Qualifiers, Water Meadows Fishery, Chappel St Leonards, Lincolnshire, Sat. Moat Lake, 32. John Kania (Avanti Used Tackle) 78-14-0, carp to 8 lb, poled meat, peg 32; Steve Forster (Kiveton Hall Fisheries) 77-14-0; John Jenkinson (Water Meadows Fisheries) 63-9-0; Pete ‘The Slayer’ Jones (Water Meadows Fisheries) 48-15-0. Qualifiers: Rob Hitchens (Yorkshire Bait) ; Jamie Bonsall (Water Meadows Fisheries) ; Adey Bacon (Water Meadows Fisheries) ; John Kania (Avanti Used Tackle) . Sun. 32. Steve Forster (Kiveton Hall Fisheries) 166-10-0, carp to 8 lb, poled caster shallow, peg 21; Sean Huggins (Dynamite) 115-3-0; Corby Hugill (Water Meadows Fisheries) 77-5-0; Chris Howard (Water Meadows Fisheries) 74-5-0; Mick Stamp (Sonu Baits) 67-2-0. Qualifiers: Richard Kinning (Skegness MG) ; Alec Shepherd (Water Meadows Fisheries) ; Carl Williams (GOT Baits) ; Corby Hugill (Water Meadows Fisheries) .

GTi Foston, Match Lakes, Lincolnshire, Wed. 14. Graham Eden (Mansfield) 92-4-0, carp to 10 lb, surface fished dog biscuit and poled pellet, peg Hawthorn 28; Chris Mawer (Lincoln) 72-12-0; Neil Barlow (Stamford Welland AAA) 64-12-0; Paul Kimberley (Team Zimba) 59-8-0; Mark Westleby (Newark) 40-4-0; Lennie Burton (Mansfield) 26-12-0. Sat. 18. Ian Palfreeman (Phil’s Bait and Tackle) 213-0-0, forty-three carp, poled dog biscuit, peg 23 Hawthorn; Phil Morris jr (Notts AA) 123-0-0; Paul Kimberley (Team Zimba) 72-12-0; Jim Meakin (Victoria Tackle) 67-10-0; Andy Birkin (Phil’s Bait and Tackle) 61-12-0; Phil Norris sr (Notts AA) 50-0-0.


Head Fen, near Ely. Sat. 16. Jimmy Brooks (Anglers Corner) 213-12-0, maggot and corn margins left and right, Snake lake peg 19; Alan Newton (Anglers Corner) 162-13-0; Adam Playford (Anglers Corner) 138-2-0; Dave Priestley (Shipshape Tackle) 126-12-0; Dave Rodwell (Shipshape Tackle) 126-6-0; Andy Austin (Germany) 101-6-0.


Lakeview Fishery, Holwell, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Sun. Canal, Marina and Serpent Pools, 28. Shaun Kemp (Lakeview Select) carp, poled pellet and maggot, peg 4 Marina; Ken Daws (Sensas) 124-13-0; Neil Barlow (Lakeview Select) 106-14-0; Chris Neal (Rutlanders) 101-0-0; Brian Greenbury (Sensas) 99-6-0; Roger Parnell (Lakeview Select) 92-0-0. Wed. Veterans, Canal and Harbour Pools, 15. Pete Sisson (Lakeview Select) 113-0-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, Canal 2; Steve Natrass (Lakeview Select) 92-4-0; Cliff Adcock (Lakeview Select) 71-12-0; Martin Quilter (Lakeview Select) 84-12-0; Phil Hill (Lakeview Select) 68-15-0; Keith Daws (Lakeview Select) 68-7-0.


Newark Federation, Upper Dyke and Crankley, River Trent, Newark, Nottinghamshire, Wed. 25. Rob Wootton (Dynamite Baits) 48-4-0, twelve bream to 4 lb, feeder fished worm and caster, peg 2a Crankley; Eric Ball (Nottingham) 19-4-0; Mick Smith (Sheffield) 17-9-0; Dave Powell (Worksop) 16-4-0; Steve Clark (Maver Bait tech) 13-9-0.


Nisa Feeders Individual Series, River Yare Beauchamp Arms. Sat. 42. Kevin Humphries (Daiwa Angling Direct) 42-15-0, bream and smaller stamp skimmers, groundbait feeder worm and maggot, peg 104; Ian Bailey (Mulbarton) 38-15-0; Glen Carter (Nisa Waveney) 26-10-0; Karl Redgrave (Harleston) 24-0-0; Paul Hudson (Deben) 23-6-0; Wayne Anderson (Daiwa Angling Direct) 21-12-0.


Norwich and District Teams Of Four, Rivers Bure and Thurne. Sun. 44. Ivan Allison (Wymondham) 26-10-0, skimmers, crumb feeder, River Thurne Womack; Nick Larkin (Bobs Boys) 26-5-0; Gary Kiddell

(Big Hits) 26-0-0; Richard Leggett (Bobs Boys) 24-12-0; Karl Gibson (Tackle Shop) 21-12-0; Glen Hubbard (Daiwa Angling Direct Black) 19-10-0. Teams A

League: Daiwa Angling Direct Black 41; Tackle Shop 31; Bobs Boys 30. B League: Sportsman and Wymomdham both 33; P W Angling 31. Final league A: Tackle Shop 30; Daiwa Angling Direct Black 29; Bobs Boys 23. B League: Sportsman and PW Angling both 28; Wymondham 25. Top Individual Points: Nick Larkin (Bobs Boys) 45 from 48 and top aggregate weight Karl Gibson (Tackle Shop) 104-12-0.


St. Ives AC, River Great Ouse, Dolphin Meadow, Cambridgeshire, Sun. 12. John Hazelden (Browning Hot Rods) 6-12-0, small fish, poled waggler and maggot/pinkie, peg 1; Ian Benton (Stanjay Tackle) 5-14-0; Torben Williams (St. Ives) 5-7-0; Tony Hayden (Stanjay Tackle) 5-1-0; Darren Rogers (Stanjay Tackle) 4-12-0.


Sherwood Forest Fishery, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, Sun. Holmedale Lake, 22. Martin Brown (Eastwood Angling) 142-3-0, carp to 7 lb, poled paste, peg 45; Will Cresswell (Eastwood Angling) 104-12-0; Matt Malia (Wickersley Angling) 98-2-0; Paul Brown (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 91-1-0; Craig Humphries (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 87-6-0; Danny Crewe (Mansfield Piscatorial AS) 84-15-0. Tues. Sherwood Lake, 14. Fred Bispham (Peg One Angling Centre) 68-5-0, twenty carp to 7 lb, popped up bread, peg 41; Lee Payling (Peg One Angling Centre) 64-15-0; Mick Burrell (Gateford Angling Supplies) 44-6-0; Ian Boyd (Woodhouse Angling) 40-6-0. Wed. Holmedale Lake, 24. Pete Ellis (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 114-0-0, forty carp to 6 lb, poled sweetcorn, luncheon meat, and pellet, peg 20; Steve Keyworth (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 105-14-0; Nigel Shipman (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 97-15-0; Alan Warren (Phil’s Bait and Tackle) 89-8-0; Lee Hassett (Gateford Angling Supplies) 81-6-0; Andy Lakey (Worksop Angling) 75-14-0. Sun. Holmedale Lake, 24. Martin Brown (Eastwood Angling) 128-0-0, carp to 8 lb, poled paste, peg 21; Roy Butterfield (Gateford Angling Supplies) 104-8-0; Ben Holmes (Matrix Trentmen) 94-12-0; Mark Crewe (Mansfield Piscatorial AS) 78-4-0; Nigel Shipman (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 76-12-0; Craig Humphries (Sherwood Forest Fisheries) 70-8-0. Tues. Sherwood Lake, 13. Dave Round (Mansfield Busmen AC) 58-14-0, five carp to 7 lb, then ide and skimmers, poled worm and caster, peg 41; John Holmes (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 51-14-0; Mick Burrell (Gateford Angling Supplies) 36-7-0. Wed. Fun League, Holmedale Lake, 22. Steve Keyworth (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 145-12-0, thirty carp to 9 lb, poled paste, peg 39; John Evans (James Maude Linden AC) 119-15-0; Pete Hodgetts (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 116-14-0; Mick Langton (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 113-2-0; Andy Lakey (Worksop Angling) 108-7-0. Sat. Holmedale Lake, 23. Matt Malia (Wickersley Angling) 108-1-0, twenty carp to 8 lb, skimmers and roach, poled pellet, peg 33; Nigel Shipman (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 99-10-0; Mick Langton (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 83-9-0; Pete Hodgetts (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 81-2-0; Alan Warren (Phil’s Bait and Tackle) 79-6-0; Greg Cooper (Middy/Subfish Tackle) 69-8-0.


Stoppo’s Lake, Lullington, Staffordshire, Sat. 15. John Stevens (Stoppo’s Lake) 48-12-0, carp to 8 lb, straight bomb with dead red maggot, peg 32; Tony Scott (Burton Upon Trent) 31-4-0; John Waite (Stoppo’s Lake) 30-4-0; Dave Kinson (Stoppo’s Lake) 29-0-0; John Harper (Burton Lads) 18-4-0. Tues. 15. Tony Scott (Burton Upon Trent) 41-4-0, all carp, poled maggot, peg 14; John Harper (Burton Lads) 38-0-0; Paul Croombe (Stoppo’s Lake) 29-0-0; Dave Kinson (Stoppo’s Lake) 19-12-0; Tim Kinson (Stoppo’s Lake) 18-8-0.


Westwood Lakes, Wyberton, near Boston, Lincolnshire, Tues. £1000 Qualifier, Skylark Lake, 24. Steve Lane (Team Marukyu) 103-12-0, carp to 5 lb and barbel to 2 lb, poled paste, peg 17; Clive Wheeler (Miracle Baits) 89-4-0; Ian Shaw (Derby) 88-6-0; Gary Burton (Mill View Tackle) 79-0-0; Dean Atkin (Miracle Baits) 73-12-0. Thurs. Over 50s, Skylark Lake, 30. Brian Thompson (Orchard Park) 71-8-0, carp, poled paste, peg 24; Dave Robinson (Westwood Lakes) 65-6-0; John Holmes (Mansfield Angling Centre) 62-12-0; Geoff Dougan (Newark) 60-3-0. Sun. £1000 Qualifier, Kestral Lake, 24. Tony Evans (Dynamite Baits) 89-12-0, carp and barbel including a barbel of 12 lb 2 oz, poled paste and pellet, peg 28; Luke Morley (Westwood Lakes) 83-9-0; Mick Brumpton (Westwood Lakes) 76-12-0; Jimmy Brooks (Anglers Corner, King’s Lynn) 71-4-0; Gary Watton (Spilsby AC) 64-12-0. Sun. Juniors, 20. Under-12s, Joe Cridland (Westwood Lakes) 32-0-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet and maggot; TJ Simpson (Westwood Lakes) 21-0-0; Dillan Morgan) 20-8-0. Over 12s, Ben Scott (Westwood Lakes) 26-8-0; Travis Lyle (Westwood Lakes) 24-8-0; A B Zidani (Westwood Lakes) 22-12-0.


www. tccco. co. uk Pole Only Championships, final qualifer, Holmes Farm Fishery, Lubenham, Leicestershire, Sun. 24. Glen Ribbons (www. tccco. co. uk) 92-4-0, carp, poled pellet; Gary Envis (Leicester) 85-7-0; Steve Davies (www. tccco. co. uk) 84-1-0; Mick Bassett (MB Floats) 78-12-0; Keith Haynes (www. tccco. co. uk) 75-14-0; Keith Wingfield (www. tccco. co. uk) 71-8-0. Overall: Steve Davies (www. tccco. co. uk) 222-11-0; Glenn Ribbons (www. tccco. co. uk) 212-10-0; Keith Haynes (www. tccco. co. uk) 198-1-0.



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