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* Decoy Lakes, Whittlesey, Cambs. Sat, 33, Horseshoe and Beastie lakes. Jon Whincup (Frenzee Bait-Tech) 97-0-0, F1s to 2 lb, pellet at 13m, Horseshoe peg 2; Nigel Baxter (Bag’em) 61-1-0; Chris Hill (Foster’s) 60-7-0; Steve Freeman (Marukyu) 54-0-0; Simon Godfrey (Decoy) 54-0-0.

* HAJAC WL, Old Nene at Benwick, Raveley Drain and Factory Bank, Cambs. Sun, 68. Alex Bates (Maver Bait-Tech Black) 18-11-0, roach and perch, poled squatt on top three plus three, second peg on Factory Bank; James Drakulic (Stanjay Silver) 18-6-0; Andy Mead (Stanjay Posh) 16-7-0; Paul Kilby (Browning Hot Rods) 16-5-0; Mick Dixon (Maver Bait Tech Red) 16-2-0; Josh Pace (Sensas Mark one White) 14-8-0. Teams: Stanjay Posh 27; Maver Bait-Tech Black 28; Stanjay Gold 30; Browning Hot Rods and Sensas Mark One Black both 32. League: Stanjay Posh 5; Maver Bait-Tech Black 10; Stanjay Gold 11; Browning Hot Rods 14; Sensas Mark One White 16.

* Quorn AS WL, River Soar, Barrow and Sutton Bonnington, Leics. Sun, 32. Nick West (Matchman Supplies) 20-5-0, an 18 lb 13 oz common carp and a skimmer, feeder with maggot, pegged at Barrow; Tony Marshall (Quorn AS) 7-10-0; Paul Taylor (Wigston Black) 7-3-0; Kev Hales (Long Eaton B) 5-6-0; Lianne Knott (Trentwomen) 4-0-0; Ian Phillips (Long Eaton A) 3-13-0. Teams, points: Trentmen (and women) 11; Wigston Black 13. Weight: Matchman Supplies 26-1-0; Wigston Black 12-8-0. League, points: Wigston Blue 10; Trentmen (and women) 11. Weight: Wigston Blue 35-12-12; Matchman Supplies 30-1-4.

* Railway and Willow Lakes, near Norwich, Norfolk. Sat, 30. Dave Jarvis (Angling Direct Suffolk ) 57-14-0, F1s, maggot at 4, peg 6 Railway; Rodney Finch (Deben) 42-1-0; Jim Barrowman (PW Angling) 41-15-0; Paul Ashford (Barford) 32-7-0; Simon Newman (Angling Direct Suffolk) 30-10-0; Dave Reeve (Angling Direct Suffolk) 23-0-0.




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Aldercar Lane, Langley Mill, Notts. Tues, 11, Acorn Lake. Lee Payling (Peg One Angling) 35-9-0, carp to 9 lb plus silvers, poled pellet and maggot, peg 34; Dave Perry (Stanton) 22-12-0; Andy Mason (Aldercar) 19-5-0; Andy Starkey (Aldercar) 17-8-0; Tony Bevan (Stanton) 15-5-0. Wed, 15, veterans, Match, Railway and Acorn. Dick Stevenson (Aldercar) 26-8-0, carp to 9 lb plus silvers, poled pellet and maggot, Railway peg 12; Eric Nelson (Aldercar Lane) 25-7-0; Vic Pye (Aldercar Lane) 20-15-0; Tony Bevan (Stanton) 20-14-0; Chris Ball (Ryecroft Fisheries) 16-13-0. Sun, 25. Railway and Acorn Lakes, 25. Mark ‘Gobbeh’ Godfrey (Drennan Leicester) 43-15-0, carp to 9 lb plus silvers, poled maggot and pellet, Acorn peg 8; Lee Payling (Peg One Angling) 40-11-0; Chris Ball (Ryecroft Fisheries) 40-7-0; Andy Mason (Aldercar) 27-1-0; Bryan Panter (Aldercar) 24-0-0; Andy Gilbourne (Mansfield Piscatorials) 19-8-0

Cobbleacre Lake, near Norwich. Tues, 12. Daniel Brydon (Saxmundham Angling) 81-15-0, mainly carp, poled caster; Dave Pike (Norwich) 64-3-0; Ray Buckingham (Norwich) 34-0-0. Sat, 10. Craig Gladding (Rhino) 44-3-0; Steve Johnson (Norwich) 37-12-0; Dennis Goodwin (North Walsham) 21-0-0.
Colton Lake, near Norwich. Sun, 15. Jim Randell (Sensas) 104-0-0, carp, popped-up bread; Jack Gill (Barford Tackle) 72-0-0; Joe Carey (Norwich) 46-0-0 .

Decoy Lakes, Whittlesey, Cambs. Tues, 15, Beastie Lake. Chris Barley (Finedon) 56-15-0, a 9 lb carp plus F1s, poled pellet and maggot into corner, peg 8; Alan West (Webster’s) 55-5-0; Nigel Baxter (Bag’em) 52-3-0; Steve Dorks (Decoy) 51-6-0. Sun, 18, Oak and Yew. Chris Hill (Fosters) 120-4-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet feeder and corn, Yew peg 10; Jon Whincup (Frenzee Bait-Tech) 87-12-0; Carl Summers (Decoy) 58-12-0; Bruno Norman (Decoy) 58-12-0.

Deeping St James AC Several Fishery Cup, River Welland, Deeping roadside, Lincs. Sun, 17. Ray Torrington (DSJAC) 7-10-0, 75 roach, poled bread punch over liquidised, peg 23; Mike Smith (DSJAC) 6-5-0; Foz Foster (DSJAC) 4-14-0; Steve Cox (DSJAC) 4-13-0.

How End Fisheries, Houghton Conquest, Beds. Sun, 15, Dani’s Lake. Pete Nash (How End) 25-10-0, small carp and silvers, poled paste, peg 8; Nick Rowe (How End) 22-4-0; Trev Jeans (Milton Keynes AA) 21-2-0; Darryl Anderson (How End) 16-10-0.

Lakeview Fishery, Holwell, Leics. Sat, 14, Canal and Serpent pools. Dave Harper (Lakeview Select) 29-8-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, Canal 26; Chris Neale (Rutlanders) 23-6-0; Gaz Sadler (Lakeview Select) 21-2-0; Brian Orme (Lakeview Select) 12-8-0. Sun, 29, Ind WL, Canal, Serpent and Lagoon. Shaun Huggins (Dynamite Baits) 99-15-0, carp to 8 lb, poled maggot and pellet, Canal peg 12; Gary Cox (Lakeview Select) 85-3-0; Bronson Arme (Lakeview Select) 57-14-0;  Roger Parnell (Lakeview Select) 51-5-0; Stan Piecha (Shakespeare) 49-12-0; Steve Haywood (Middy) 46-8-0. Final League: Bronson Arme (Lakeview Select) £150; Dave Harper (Lakeview Select) £120; Bob Murray (Lakeview Select) £100; Drapesie (Lakeview Select) £90; Tony Blackwell (Lakeview Select) £85; Chris Neale (Rutlanders) £75.

Park Hall Fishery, Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts. Sun, 15, rover, Great Estate Lake. Graham Eden (Mansfield) 50-1-0, 12 carp to 7 lb, bomb with corn and pellet, peg 51; Roy Gregory (Somercotes) 32-10-0; Lee Holtham (Subfish) 29-11-0; Paul Thomas (Mansfield Woodhouse) 25-8-0; Eugene Tagg (Mansfield) 24-8-0.

Sherwood Forest Farm Park Fishery, Edwinstowe, Notts. Tues, 16, Sherwood Lake. John Urruty (Alfreton Angling) 31-2-0, a 4 lb carp plus skimmers and ide to 12 oz, waggler and maggot, peg 8; Gary Turner (Mosborough Tackle) 27-12-0; John Holmes (Woodhouse Angling) 27-2-0; Mark Holmes (Woodseats Angling) 26-8-0; John Bleakley (Sherwood) 25-6-0. Wed, 20, Holmedale. Terry French (Gateford Angling Supplies) 80-4-0, 26 carp to 8 lb, legered 8mm pellet cast to old lily pad, loose feeding 6 mm pellets, peg 27; Andy Lakey (Worksop Angling) 76-4-0; Lee Hassett (Gateford Angling Supplies) 69-0-0; Brian Elliot (Sherwood) 67-4-0; Pete Hodgetts (Sherwood) 58-0-0; Nigel Shipman (Sherwood) 56-15-0. Sun, 25, Holmedale. Danny Crewe (Subfish) 72-12-0, carp to 7 lb, small pellet feeder with corn, peg 42; Lee Hassett (Gateford Angling Supplies) 64-15-0; Nigel Shipman (Sherwood) 61-1-0; Dave Turton (DT Roofing) 60-0-0; Richard Allen (Kinky Pellet) 56-15-0; Norman Powers (Derby) 48-15-0.

Townsend Lakes, nr. Wisbech, Cambs. Sun, 12, Woodpecker Pool. Colin Begbie (Townsend) 44-4-0, carp, long poled pellet, peg 6; Ricky Young (Huntingdon) 39-0-0; Ray Cook (Townsend) 35-5-0.

Willow Lakes, Foston, Lincs. Sat, 16. Andy Birkin (Phil’s Bait and Tackle) 36-4-0, tench and small carp, poled pellet, Chestnut peg 24; Graham Eden (Mansfield) 27-0-0; Terry Marshall (Dynamite Matchman Supplies) 23-0-0; Steve Pretty (Miracle Baits) 22-0-0; Ian Palfreyman (Phil’s Bait and Tackle) 18-8-0.

Westwood Lakes, Wyberton, Lincs. Thurs, 28, over-50s, Skylark Lake. Ken Clark (Westwood Lakes) 58-6-0, carp, F1s and barbel, poled maggot and expander pellets at 6m, peg 5; Jeff Duggan (Westwood Lakes) 38-4-0; Tom Wilson (Westwood Lakes) 32-10-0. Sun, 16, Skylark. Shane Wilcox (Dave’s Peg) 31-11-0, carp and F1s, poled red maggot, peg 10; Gerry Woodcock (Westwood Lakes) 31-9-0; Ken Clark (Westwood Lakes) 28-2-0.




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