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* Brian Kleen Memorial, Jay Lake, Rookery Waters, Pidley, Cambs. Sun, 34. Tim Nash (Browning Hotrods) 62-0-0, carp to 3 lb, Method feeder, pellet and dead maggot, peg 9 on first bend; Nigel Fawkes (Garbolino) 55-11-0; Adam Parkinson (Cambridge) 51-8-0; Richard Ayres (Fred’s MG) 44-0-0. £300 raised for charity.

* Burton Mutual AA, Trent and Mersey Canal, Burton Upon Trent, Div.1 National K section. Sat, 42. Daz Shaw (Maver North West) 8-3-0, roach and perch to 14 oz, poled chopped worm and caster; back of Mill House pub; Darren Lewis (Shakespeare) 5-15-0; Tom Barlow (Maver North West) 5-2-0; Derek Jackson (Daiwa Gordon League) 4-10-0; Simon Nickless (Saints) 4-5-0; Darren Massey (Shakespeare) 4-2-8.

* Coors Angling Club, Trent and Mersey Canal, Armitage and Handsacre, Staffordshire. Sun, 52. Div.1 National C/D sections. Daz Shaw (Maver North West) 9-9-0, all roach, poled squatt, Handsacre; Steve Crossley (Maver North West) 8-4-0; John Meredith (Matrix Halifax) 7-7-0; Steve Ashworth (Maver North West) 7-6-0; Tony Foster (Dams and Lock) 5-13-0.

* Cross Drove, nr Lakenheath, Norfolk. Sat, 32. James Heaps (Poplett’s) 81-6-0, carp to 10 lb, F1s to 4 lb, corn & meat, 14.5m, peg 11; Dave Pearce snr (Wisbech) 58-0-0; Simon Wheeler (Daiwa Dynamite) 56-13-0; Tony Guy (Venue Expert) 42-11-0; Dave Reeve (Daiwa Angling Direct) 37-0-0; Parky (Middy Dynamite) 34-2-0.

* Fish For 5 + 5K Qualifiers, Water Meadows Fishery, Chapel St. Leonards, Lincs. Sat, 32. Ashley Pimperton (Water Meadows Fishery) 80-5-0, carp to 6 lb, poled dead red maggot, peg 28; Colin Spencer (GOT Baits) 77-10-0; Bob Greenbury (Leicester Sensas) 70-8-0; Gaz Sadler (Leicester) 63-7-0; Steve Silcock (Water Meadows Fishery) 49-14-0. Qualifiers: Mark Bower (Water Meadows Fishery); Sean Huggins (Dynamite Baits); Pete Gleadon (Water Meadows Fishery); Bob Greenbury (Leicester Sensas). Sun, 32. Sean Huggins (Dynamite Baits) 115-4-0, carp to 7 lb, poled dead red maggot or caster, peg 11; Ken Haywood (Water Meadows Fishery) 82-12-0; Dave Hawkes (Water Meadows Fishery) 71-12-0; Graham Cripsey (Water Meadows Fishery) 62-12-0; Luke Bamford (Middy) 59-2-0. Qualifiers: Dave Hawkes (Water Meadows Fishery); Luke Bamford (Middy); Chris Howard (Water Meadows Fishery); Darren Pimperton (Water Meadows Fishery).

* Lakeview Fishery, Holwell, Leics. Sun, 31, Canal, Marina, River and Serpent lakes. Steve Haywood (Middy) 107-14-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 12 Marina; Roger Parnell (Lakeview Select) 88-6-0; Kevin Kania (Lakeview Select) 83-12-0; Neil Barlow (Lakeview Select) 78-5-0; Lee Wright (Dynamite Matrix) 73-8-0; Carl Brown ( Mansfield ) 71-9-0.

* Norwich & District Summer League, Rivers Bure & Thurne, Norfolk. Sun, 39. Dusty Kiddell (RAF/PW Angling ) 41-1-0, 10 skimmers to 2 lb 8 oz plus roach to 1 lb, small feeder with worm and squatt, peg at Thurne Mill; Mick Hanks (Daiwa Angling Direct Blue ) 21-2-0; Brian Weevers (Sportsman) 20-5-0; Robert Hubbard (Daiwa Angling Direct Black) 19-13-0; Ray Thurston (Norwich & District) 19-9-0; Tony Anderson (Daiwa Angling Direct Gold) 19-3-0. Teams: Daiwa Angling Direct Black 29; Daiwa Angling Direct Gold & P W Angling both 26. League: Daiwa Angling Direct Black 36; PW Angling 31; Daiwa Angling Direct Gold 27.

* Riverfest Qualifier,
Great Ouse, Littleport, Cambs. Sun, 60. Bob Bates (Sensas Mark One) 5-10-0, single tench plus small fish, poled maggot, peg 33; Michael Fairey (Oakwood Angling) 5-9-0; Michael Stanley (London) 4-14-8 ; Steve Welford (Browning Hot Rods) 4-8-0; Barry Oliver (Maver Image) 3-14-0; Gerald Rockett (Littleport) 3-13-0. Qualifiers: Bates, Fairey & Oliver.

* Riverfest Qualifier,
River Yare, Beauchamp Arms nr Norwich. Sat, 52. Mark Pollard (Daiwa Angling Direct) 25-8-0, skimmers to 2 lb 8 oz, long range groundbait feeder, worm,caster & maggot, peg 69 on boards; Will Freeman (Preston Innovations/Browning Hotrods) 25-7-0; Tony Anderson (Daiwa Angling Direct Sensas) 21-5-0; Steve Sadler (WB Clarke) 21-4-0; Andy Moss (Browning Hot Rods) 18-12-0; Graham Binks (Daiwa Angling Direct) 16-14-0. Qualifiers: Pollard, Freeman & Moss.


Results of smaller matches and midweekers

Barford, Norfolk. Sat, 18. Dave Cooper (Norwich) 114-11-0, carp, waggler with 8mm banded pellet over pellet feed, Match lake peg 7; Dave Jarvis (Angling Direct) 58-13-0; Ray King (Barford Tackle) 55-0-0;Jason Forster (Norwich ) 53-10-0; Chris Cooper (PW Angling) 48-13-0.

Cobbleacre Lakes, Norfolk. Tues, 10. Dennis Goodwin (North Walsham) 87-3-0; Lee Carver (Angling Direct) 35-1-0; Craig Gladding (Rhino) 31-8-0. Sat, 11. Mick Harman (Martham) 57-10-0; Syd Huggins (Sensas) 46-7-0; Steve Rouse (Martham) 44-9-0.

Cross Drove, Hockwold, Norfolk. Wed, 18. Rodney Finch (Deben) 44-2-0, carp to 8 lb & F1s to 4 lb, corn,13m, peg 5; Mark Pollard (Shimano Sanjays) 39-12-0; Gordon Pearse (Banham) 39-0-0; Dave Pearce Snr (Wisbech) 24-8-0; Alan Tuck (Van den Eynde Angling Direct) 19-8-0. Sun, 19. Simon Wheeler (Daiwa Dynamite) 75-3-0, F1s and bream to 4 lb, pellet & corn, 14.5m, peg 41; Neil Parkinson (Middy Dynamite) 64-12-0; Dave Pearce Snr (Wisbech) 58-2-0; Mark Pollard (Shimano Stanjays) 55-6-0; Rob Heath (Chestnut Pool) 53-2-0.

Decoy Three Day Festival, Whittlesey, Cambs. 60. Mon, Beastie Lake. Steve Freeman (Marukyu) 251-12-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet, peg 21; Jon Whincup (Bait-Tech) 194-12-0; Steve Roberts (Telford) 161-11-0. Yew Channel: Alex Bates (Maver Bait-Tech) 260-9-0, carp and F1s, poled worm and caster, peg 7; Simon Godfrey (Decoy) 243-10-0; Kevin Wadge (Decoy) 248-3-0. Oak Channel: Barry Mason (Ringer Baits) 173-0-0, carp, poled sweetcorn and pellet, peg 10; Wayne Shepherd (Ringer Baits) 208-6-0; Chris Barley (Finedon) 203-3-0. Six Islands: Mattie Stockton (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 196-8-0, carp and F1s, poled maggot and pellet, peg 24; Lee Kendall (JV AC) 156-15-0; Adam Wayman (Ringer Baits) 129-15-0. Tues, Beastie. Matt Arnold (Decoy) 175-3-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 5; Lee Kendall (JV AC) 165-1-0; Adam Waymen (Ringer Baits) 154-11-0. Yew Channel. Smug Smalley (Decoy) 348-15-0, carp, poled maggot, peg 20, new venue record; Richard Bond ( Bury St. Edmunds) 329-9-0; Simon Dow (Decoy) 248-3-0. Oak Channel. Steve Freeman (Team Marukyu) 266-1-0, carp, poled maggot, peg 17; Nigel Baxter (Bag’em) 195-5-0; Lee Klimczuk (Maver Bait-Tech) 154-3-0. Six Islands. Alex Bates (Maver Bait-Tech) 135-11-0, carp, poled worm, maggot and pellet, peg 24; Jon Whincup (Bait-Tech) 125-15-0; Chris Barley (Finedon) 117-15-0. Wed, Beastie. Sean Higginbottom (Maver Bait Tech) 183-13-0, carp and F1s poled worm and caster peg 21; Gavin Butler (Maver Bait-Tech) 164-7-0; John Smalley (Decoy) 148-14-0. Yew Channel: Rob Goodson (JV AC) 243-8-0, carp, poled maggot, peg 13; Jon Whincup (Bait-Tech) 231-6-0; Lee Kendall (JV AC) 235-0-0. Oak Channel: Steve Winter (Maver Bait-Tech) 218-13-0, carp, poled sweetcorn and pellet. Peg 17; Dale Stones (JV AC) 160-15-0; Adam Wayman (Ringer Baits) 150-12-0. Six Islands, Smug Smalley (Decoy) 170-5-0, carp, poled maggot, peg 25; Martin Freeman (Team Marukyu) 161-0-0; Steve Freeman (Team Marukyu) 152-0-0. Overall: Steve Freeman (Marukyu) 5 points; Lee Kendall (JV AC) 6; Jon Whincup (Bait-Tech) 7; Adam Wayman (Ringer Baits) 9; Alex Bates (Maver Bait-Tech) 10.


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Decoy, Whittlesey, Cambs. Sat, 26, Beastie Lake. Jon Whincup (Bait-Tech) 201-0-0, F1s and small carp, poled pellet, peg 1; Jimmy Brookes (Anglers Corner) 189-5-0; Richard Bond (Bury St. Edmunds) 186-15-0; Shaun Coton (Decoy) 180-15-0. Sun, 15, Yew Channel. Simon Godfrey (Decoy) 140-2-0, carp and barbel, poled worm and caster, peg 1; Jon Whincup (Bait-Tech) 137-12-0; Andy Leathers (Browning Hot Rods) 117-12-0.

East Delph, Whittlesey, Cambs. Sun, 15, Lake 1. John Buckenham (East Delph Lakes) 191-5-0, carp to 8 lb, poled sweetcorn and pellet, peg 26; Ian Frith (East Delph Lakes) 159-4-0; Jim Garraty (East Delph Lakes) 129-5-0.

Foston, Match Lakes, Lincs. Sat, 16. Ian Palfreeman (Phil’s Bait and Tackle) 238-6-0, 40 carp from 3-13 lb, poled dog biscuit, Ash 4; Steve Nattrass (Notts AA) 185-4-0; Phil Morris jr (Notts AA) 177-12-0; Neil Fisher (Dynamite Matchmen Supplies) 159-12-0. Wed, 11. Chris Mawer (Nightingale AC) 151-0-0, carp to 12 lb, poled dog biscuit, Hawthorn 17; Bob Brown (Newark) 125-0-0; Terry Crouch (Newark) 96-12-0.

Great Yarmouth & Norfolk County, River Yare, Beauchamp Arms near Norwich. Sat, 14. Paul Abbot (Deben) 19-7-0, peg 22; Brian Gooch (Daiwa Angling Direct) 17-8-0; Simon Newman (Daiwa Angling Direct ) 16-2-0; Mally Runacres (Deben) 14-10-0.

Lakeview Fishery, Holwell, Leics. Sat, 12, Veterans, Marina and Harbour lakes. John Cook (Lakeview Select) 94-0-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 12 Marina; Steve Draper (Lakeview Fishery) 88-6-0; P. Morley (Lakeview Select) 77-6-0.

Long Eaton Fed. Summer League, Erewash Canal, Cotmanhay, Derbyshire. Sat. 21. Alan Weight (Long Eaton Fed) 5-9-0, 140 roach, poled squatt and pinkie near Bridge Inn; Frank Posiak (Kingsway) 4-14-0; Ben Sharratt (Shakespeare) 4-0-8; Mark Wain (Matlock AC) 3-13-0; Julian Garner (Ilkleston) 3-6-0; Mark Parker (Long Eaton Federation) 3-0-8.

Mansfield AA, Portland Fishery, Newark, Notts. Sun, 16, Long Island Lake. Jason White (Subfish) 85-12-0, carp to 4 lb plus small fish, pole and Method with pellet, peg 18; Graham Eden Mansfield) 75-12-0; Andy Birkin (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 75-8-0; Jason Jones (Mansfield) 69-0-0.

Market Rasen AA Jackson Builders Merchant, Willingham Road Lake, Market Rasen, Lincs. Sun, 14. Brian Sutherland (Market Rasen AA) 12-13-0, bream, skimmers and perch, waggler fished maggot, peg 26; Bud Chambers (Market Rasen AA) 8-5-0; Andy Labaj (Market Rasen AA) 7-11-0. Aggregate: Barry De’Ath (Market Rasen AA) 77; Bud Chambers (Market Rasen AA) 73; Brian Sutherland (Market Rasen AA) 70.

Olney & Clifton FA, River Great Ouse, Olney, Buckinghamshire, Tues. 14. Neale Shearn (Vauxhall AC) 9-9-0, dace, chublets, roach, bleak and perch, float fished maggot; Pete Laughton (Wellingborough AA) 8-7-0; Peter Hawley (Olney) 3-10-8; Jan Cebula (Northampton) 3-8-0.

Sherwood Forest Fishery, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire. Sun, 23, Holmedale Lake. Andy Lakey (Worksop Angling) 99-15-0, 25 carp to 9 lb, poled pellet and corn, peg 17; Ben Holmes (Matrix Trentmen) 99-10-0; Martyn Brown (Eastwood Angling Centre) 97-4-0; Pete Hodgetts (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 85-2-0; Ian Rowney (Mansfield Piscatorial AS) 77-12-0; Lee Parker (Phil’s Bait and Tackle) 68-11-0. Wed, 23, Holmedale. Kristian Powers (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 120-8-0, 35 carp to 10 lb, poled corn over pellet, peg 56; Steve Barraclough (Frenzee) 116-10-0; Martyn Brown (Eastwood Angling Centre) 90-12-0; Andy Lakey (Worksop Angling) 83-2-0. Aggregate: Andy Lakey 49; Matt Malia (Wickersley Angling) 44; Martyn Brown 41.

Townsend Lakes, Upwell, Cambs. Sun, 12, Ralph’s Masters, Woodpecker Pool. Adam Wayman (Ralph’s Masters) 160-4-0, carp; Glenn Chatters (Ralph’s Masters) 96-8-0; Paul Seal (Ralph’s Masters) 80-0-0. Sun, 12, Cuckoo Canal. Nigel Smith (Townsend Lakes) 282-10-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 36; Ricky James (Browning Hot Rods) 141-6-0; Ray Cook (Townsend Lakes) 140-4-0.

Westwood Lakes , Wyberon, Boston , Lincolnshire. Sun, 28, Skylark Lake. Marc Rodgers (Middy/Bag’em) 144-10-0, carp and barbel, poled meat, peg 8; Gavin Butler (Maver Bait-Tech) 104-0-0; Sean Higginbottom (Maver Bait-Tech) 99-4-0; Steve Lane (Marukyu/Westwood Lakes) 98-4-0; Luke Morley (Sensas A4) 96-4-0. Tues, 22, Skylark Lake. John Gooden (Westwood Lakes) 91-10-0, carp, F1s and  a few barbel, poled paste and dead maggot, peg 36; Ron Buckley (Westwood Lakes) 91-6-0; Dave Taylor (Westwood Lakes) 84-1-0; Brian Harding (Maver Bait-Tech) 82-15-0; Spike Milligan (Garbolino Lincs County) 79-4-0. Thurs, 34, Over-50s, Skylark Lake. Paul Oglesbee (Westwood Lakes) 100-3-0, carp and barbel, poled meat, peg 11; Ken Clarke (Westwood Lakes) 76-12-0; Steve Gregory (Miracle Baits) 71-14-0; Mal Thompson (Westwood Lakes) 64-14-0; Jeff Duggan (Westwood Lakes) 63-4-0.


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