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* HAJAC WL, Whittlesey Dyke and Old Nene at Benwick, Cambs. Sun, 72. Martin Caldecoat (Stanjay Gold) 16-3-0, all roach, 5m whip and 8m, squatt over groundbait, peg below Railway Bridge on the Dyke; John Price (Sensas Mark One White) 13-9-0; Rob Dzaliak (Mark One Milton Keynes) 13-2-8; Dave Tebbutt (Mark One Milton Keynes) 11-3-0; Wayne Swinscoe (Maver Bait-Tech Red) 11-0-0; Andy Ellis (Sensas Mark One Magic) 10-11-0. Teams: Sensas Mark One White 31; Stanjay Gold 33; Maver Bait-Tech Red 33; Black Horse and Stanjay Posh both 33, Browning Hot Rods 36. League: Stanjay Posh 4; Maver Bait-Tech Black and Stanjay Gold both 8; Sensas Mark One White 9; Browning Hot Rods 10; Mark One Milton Keynes 12; Maver Bait-Tech Red 12.


It's essential reading this week. Be sure to get your copy of Angler's Mail magazine.

It’s essential reading this week. Be sure to get your copy of Angler’s Mail magazine.


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

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Aldercar Lane, Langley Mill, Notts. Wed, 14, Acorn Lake. Tony Bevan (Stanton) 34-10-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 32; Chris Ball (Aldercar Lane) 16-3-0; Arnie Palin (Peg One Angling) 14-10-0; Eric Nelson (Aldercar Lane) 7-10-0. Sun, 22, Acorn & Railway lakes. Gary Smith (Aldercar Lane) 32-7-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, Acorn peg 35; Russ Dowding (Mill Tackle) 29-2-0; Geoff Thorpe (Peg One Angling) 24-6-0; Brian Wood (Peg One Angling) 24-3-0; Paul Stone (Alfreton Angling Centre) 23-6-0; James Stevenson (Bait-Tech) 22-8-0.

Decoy Lakes, Whittlesey, Cambs. Tues, 13, Beastie Lake. Bob McBeath (Decoy) 45-11-0, mostly F1s to 2 lb, poled pellet and feeder with corn, peg 10; Rob Goodson (Decoy) 35-13-0; Roy Wells (Decoy) 29-11-0; Tom Wilson (Decoy) 23-12-0. Sat, 19, Elm & Cedar channels. Roy Wells (Decoy) 70-0-0, carp to 5 lb, poled maggot at 8 metres, Elm peg 12; Nigel Baxter (Bag’em) 67-10-0; Steve Tyler (Poplets) 63-9-0; Simon Godfrey (Decoy) 62-4-0. Sun, 24, Beastie Lake. Simon Dow (Decoy) 65-13-0, carp to 6 lb, feeder and pellet, peg 21; Nigel Baxter (Bag’em) 53-2-0; Rob Anstee (Hooked Newmarket) 40-11-0; Tony McGregor (Sanjays) 34-8-0.

Erewash Valley WL Practise, Trent and Mersey Canal, Shardlow, Derbys. Sat, 28. Dave Clayton (Matchman Supplies) 15-2-0, skimmers and roach, poled bread punch and bloodworm at 8 and 12 metres, chain peg; John Johnson (Notts AA) 6-3-0; Darren Massey (Shakespeare Superteam) 5-12-0; Rob Parker (Matchman Supplies) 4-11-0; Dave Fowler (Matlocks AC) 2-13-0; Derek Jackson (Dams & Lock) 2-8-0.

Harleston & Wortwell Silverfish Series, Weybread Pits, Norfolk. Sat, 14. Will Freeman (Preston Innovations) 10-12-0, mainly skimmers, poled pellet, Middle pit peg 1; MarkTaylor (Harleston) 4-12-0; Chris Knights jnr (Harleston) 4-3-0; Paul Cooper (Norwich) 3-10-0.

How End Fisheries WL, Houghton Conquest, Beds. Sun, 12, Yasi’s and Dani’s pools. Neil Bird (How End) 24-15-0, barbel, poled pellet, Yasi’s peg 7; Phil ‘Pebs’ Stone (How End) 14-4-0; Barry Smith (How End) 11-13-0. Teams: How End Heroes 22; The Leprechauns 19. League: How End Heroes 157; The Leprechauns 152; 006 ½ 145; Bus Pass Baggers 119; Team Bad 109.

Park Hall Fishery, Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts. Sun, 13, Old Estate Lake. Eugene Tagg (Mansfield) 58-1-0, 16 carp plus a few skimmers, pellet feeder, peg 55; Lee Nussey (Shire Brook) 55-1-0; Steve Hanrahan (Ollerton) 37-9-0; Paul Thomas (Mansfield Woodhouse) 32-1-0; Eddy Musgrove (Mansfield Woodhouse) 15-3-0; Graham Eden (Mansfield) 11-14-0.

Sherwood Forest Farm Park Fishery, Edwinstowe, Notts. Tues, 13, Sherwood Lake. John Urruty (Alfreton Angling) 16-8-0, 100+ small roach to 4 oz, waggler and maggot cast to the middle, peg 24; John Holmes (Woodhouse Angling) 11-7-0; Fred Bispham (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 11-1-0. Wed, 16, Holmedale. Pete Hodgetts (Sherwood Forest) 57-6-0, 16 carp to 8 lb, poled pellet and maggot, peg 32; Andy Lakey (Worksop Angling) 54-0-0; Terry French (Leegem Tackle) 52-15-0; Mick Langton (Sherwood Forest) 37-15-0; Geoff Mawby (Gateford Angling Supplies) 21-15-0. Sun, 23, Holmedale Lake. Mick Langton (Sherwood Forest) 54-15-0, 16 carp to 8 lb, pole and soft 4mm pellet, peg 51; John Bleakley (Sherwood Forest) 37-11-0; Phil Carline (Subfish Tackle) 33-10-0; Jamie Mills (Nathan’s of Derby) 26-15-0; Pete Hodgetts (Sherwood Forest) 21-1-0; Nigel Shipman (Sherwood Forest) 20-15-0.

Townsend Lakes, nr. Wisbech, Cambs. Sun, 12, Kingfisher Lake. Ashley Kinsey (Townsend) 20-10-0, small carp, roach and skimmers, long pole, maggot and pellet, peg 15; Colin Begbie (Townsend) 18-0-0; Steve Sharp (Townsend) 8-12-0.

Westwood Lakes, Wyberton, Lincs. Thurs, 20, over-50s, Skylark Lake. Barry Hankins (Ropsley AC) 67-5-0, carp and F1s, poled 4mm expander at 11m, peg 29; Dave Robinson (Lincoln Vets) 23-0-0; Shaun Buddle (Metal Box AC) 19-8-0; Januasz Kederski (Westwood Lakes) 15-9-0; Fred Bisham (Woodside Angling) 15-8-0. Sun, 18, Osprey Lake,. Gregor Shalat (Westwood Lakes) 66-14-0, all F1’s to 2 lb, poled maggot and expander pellet, peg 23; Januasz Kerderski (Westwood Lakes) 60-10-0; Dan Abbott (Westwood Lakes) 53-6-0; Martin Kirk (Westwood Lakes) 52-0-0.

Willow Lakes, Foston, Lincs. Sat, 13, Ash & Hawthorn lakes. Graham Eden (Mansfield) 34-0-0, ten carp to 6 lb, long poled bread punch, Ash peg 17; Steve Pretty (Miracle Baits) 25-8-0; Alan Heawood (Nottingham) 22-8-0; Terry Marshall (Dynamite Matchman Supplies) 20-8-0; Richie Ablett (Miracle Baits) 14-0-0; Ian Palfreyman (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 8-8-0.



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