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* Aldercar Lane Fishery, Langley Mill, Notts. Sun, 32, Railway and Acorn lakes. Arnie Palin (Peg One Angling) 49-6-0, carp to 8 lb plus silvers, poled pellet and caster, Acorn peg 32; Jay Scrivener (Aldercar Lane) 37-5-0; Lee Palin (Peg One Angling) 33-15-0; Andy Mason (Aldercar Lane) 22-11-0; Russ Dowding (Mill Tackle) 22-7-0; Ian Robinson (Daiwa Nathan’s) 19-0-0.

* Barford Lakes WL, Railway, Willow and Barford Pleasure lakes, nr Norwich, Norfolk. Sun, 45. Gary Kiddell (Biffins Bridge) 65-10-0, F1s, poled pellet, Railway peg 52; James Broughton (Team JB) 64-11-0; Jimmy Brooks (Matrix) 51-13-0; Dave Jarvis (Daiwa Angling Direct Gold) 48-2-0; Andy Leathers (Saxmundham Angling) 47-2-0; Brian Gooch (Daiwa Angling Direct Blue) 46-6-0. Teams: Team JB 17; Matrix 19 and Daiwa Angling Direct Gold both 19; Saxmundham Angling 22; Daiwa Angling Direct Blue 25; Browning Hot Rods 27; Biffins Bridge 31; Barford Tackle 32; VPH 33. League: Browning Hotrods 77; Saxmundham Angling 82; Matrix 87; Daiwa Angling Direct Gold 91; Team JB 96; Barford Tackle 104; Biffins Bridge 108; Daiwa Angling Direct Blue 118; VPH 131.

* Decoy Lakes, Whittlesey, Cambs. Sun, 35, Six Islands and Beastie lakes. Simon Dow (Decoy) 82-8-0, carp to 5 lb plus F1s, poled pellet across and in margins, Six Islands peg 18; Mark Carter (Decoy) 65-12-0; Bruno Norman (Decoy) 63-5-0; Jamie Thompson (Frenzee Bait-Tech) 52-6-0; Nigel Baxter (Bag’em) 47-8-0.

* March DAA, Old River Nene, Cambs. Sun. 53. Steve Hemingray (Drennan) 15-6-0, 280 roach, bread punch down middle at 6m, peg 14; Mick ‘Buppy’ Burrell (Matchpack Coleman’s Cottage) 13-0-0; Bob Nudd (Browning) 12-9-0; Rob Wootton (Shimano) 12-3-0; Martin Caldecoat (Willow Grange) and Roy Whincup (Stanjays) both 11-7-0.



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Smaller fishing match results reported to the Angler’s Mail team

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Cobbleacre Lakes, nr Norwich. Tues, 12. Jim Randell (Sensas) 16-4-0, four carp, poled corn; Dennis Goodwin (North Walsham) 13-0-0; Dave Pike (Norwich) 12-13-0. Sat, 10. Nathan Moore (Norwich) 36-15-0, all carp, feedered maggot; Damian Moore (Norwich) 13-7-0; Steve Rouse (Martham) 7-9-0.


Decoy Lakes, Whittlesey, Cambs. Tues, 10, Beastie Lake. Nigel Baxter (Bag’em) 70-11-0, F1s to 2 lb, feedered maggot, peg 29; Steve Potter (Bag’em) 30-5-0; Alex Bates (Maver Bait-Tech) 29-1-0; Mick Bellamy (Decoy) 25-0-0. Sat, 21, Beastie Lake. Neil Parkinson (Dynamite Baits) 52-15-0, F1s to 2 lb, maggot down edge and 5m, peg 12; Nigel Baxter (Bag’em) 46-11-0; Steve Freeman (Marukyu) 36-13-0; Richard Linnell (Decoy) 34-10-0.

How End Fisheries WL, Houghton Conquest, Beds. Sun, 20, Yasi’s and Dani’s pools. Mark Wells (How End) 36-13-0, ide, poled maggot, Yasi’s 8; Nick Rowe (How End) 22-2-0; Phil ‘Pebs’ Stone (How End) 17-14-0; Simon Drozdziol (How End) 16-10-0; Mike Clarke (How End) 14-4-0; Pete Nash (How End) 14-0-0. Teams: How End Heroes 158; The Leprechauns 157; 006½ 142; Buss Pass Baggers 120; Young and Old 110. League undisclosed.

Lakeview Fishery, Holwell, Leics. Sun, 18, Canal and Serpent pools. Shaun Butler (LVS) 36-13-0, carp, poled pellet, Canal peg 9; Gary Sadler (Dynamite Baits) 34-5-0; Gary Cox (LVS) 31-12-0; Shaun Huggins (Dynamite Baits) 29-13-0; Steve Haywood (Middy) 22-2-0; Paul Bird (LVS) 17-6-0.


Park Hall Fishery, Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts. Sun, 12, Rover, Old Estate Lake. Paul Thomas (Mansfield Woodhouse) 59-8-0, 17 carp to 7 lb, pellet feeder and bomb with pellet and corn, peg 57; Graham Westwater (MAP) 29-10-0; Eddy Musgrove (Mansfield Woodhouse) 28-3-0; N. Thorpe (Mansfield Woodhouse) 19-15-0; Steve Hanrahan (Ollerton) 18-6-0.

Railway and Willow Lakes, nr Norwich. Sat, 16. Warren Martin (Matrix Barford Tackle) 83-10-0, F1s, maggot, 4m, Railway peg 46; Vince Cross (Nash Baits) 56-0-0; Rod Finch (Deben) 49-11-0; Dave Jarvis (Angling Direct Suffolk) 45-6-0; Steve Kindleysides (East Harling) 42-7-0; Nigel Swallow (Heron AC) 37-4-0.
Sherwood Forest Farm Park Fishery, Edwinstowe, Notts. Tues, 14, Sherwood Lake. Fred Bispham (Sherwood Forest) 15-10-0, roach and skimmers to 12 oz plus two 4 lb bream, waggler and maggot, peg 24; John Holmes (Woodhouse Angling) 12-12-0; Mark Holmes (Woodseats Angling) 10-11-0; John Urruty (Alfreton Angling) 9-4-0; Terry Oldfield (Woodseats Angling) 7-8-0; Mick Lysaght (Rivendell AC) 6-10-0. Wed, 14, Holmedale Lake. Andy Lakey (Worksop Angling) 22-1-0, five carp, a bream and a chub, small pellet feeder to island, peg 38; Geoff Mawby (Gateford Angling Supplies) 12-2-0; Mick Langton (Sherwood Forest) 1-8-0. Sun, 23, Holmedale Lake. Carl Brown (Sherwood Forest) 58-0-0, 20 carp to 6 lb and 12 roach to 12 oz, poled pellet at 14 metres, peg 51; Phil Carline (Subfish) 56-8-0; Norman Powers (Sherwood Forest) 56-0-0; Colin Perry (Sensas Mansfield) 40-12-0; Craig Brazier (Sherwood Forest) 38-14-0; Nigel Shipman (Sherwood Forest) 36-15-0.

Townsend Lakes, nr Wisbech, Cambs. Sun, 12, Cuckoo Canal. Colin Begbie (Townsend) 76-12-0, carp, long poled pellet in track and double white maggot close in, peg 16; Brian Arliss (Townsend) 40-12-0; Steve Sharp (Townsend) 40-4-0.

Westwood Lakes, Wyberton, Lincs. Thurs, 20, over-50s, Skylark Lake. Roy Taylor (Westwood Lakes) 20-2-0, carp and F1s, poled red maggot and 4 mm expander pellets down the track, peg 29; Ray Tasker (Ropsley AC) 16-0-0; Barry Hankins (Ropsley AC) 13-4-0. Sun, 20, Skylark Lake. Andy Kelk (Decoy) 95-9-0, carp, F1s and barbel, poled red maggot to island, peg 29; Baz Bright (Garbolino RAF) 54-7-0; Rob Morris (Whisby MG) 50-10-0.

Willow Lakes, Foston, Lincs. Sat, 14, Rover, all lakes. Andy Birkin (Phil’s Bait and Tackle) 33-8-0, five carp to 6 lb and a few skimmers, maggot at 8m, Hawthorn peg 3; Steve Pretty (Miracle Baits) 27-12-0; Phil Morris Jnr. (Notts AA) 24-0-0; Terry Marshall (Dynamite Matchman Supplies) 19-8-0; Graham Eden (Mansfield) 13-0-0; Len ‘LBW’ Burton (Mansfield) 7-10-0.




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