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* Angling Direct Essex Summer League, River Cam, Chesterton to Baitsbite, Cambridge. Sun, 35. Chris Sale (Bill’s Tackle) 45-12-0, bream to 5 lb, chopped worm at 10m, four pegs below A14 bridge; Pete Durrant (Matchpack /Angling Direct) 31-9-0; Pete Steward (Browning Wickford Red) 18-9-0; Rob Blackburn (Browning Wickford Blue) 18-7-0; Rob Durrant (Matchpack/Angling Direct) 13-4-0; Keith Gooderam (Browning Wickford Red) 10-4-0. Teams: Matchpack/Angling Direct 30; Bills Tackle 28; Browning Wickford Red & Purple Patch 26; Browning Wickford Blue & Spectrum 22; JP Tackle 21. League: Browning Wickford Red 90; Bills Tackle 89; Matchpack/Angling Direct 79; Browning Wickford Blue 74; JP Tackle 70; Purple Patch 65; Spectrum 58.

* Colin Taylor Memorial, Earsham Layby Lake, Suffolk. Sun, 30. Joe Beckham (Bungay) 7-4-0, small roach and rudd on whip; Jeanette Halliday (Daiwa Angling Direct) 6-2-0; Peter ‘Dado’ Dade (Harleston) 3-6-0.
* King of the Fens League, Middle Level Drain, Norfolk. Sun, 53. Graham West (Garbolino Black Horse) 26-14-0, bream to 3 lb plus decent skimmers, tip fished worm and maggot, Crooked Chimney area; Graham Barry (Maver Bait Tech) 22-12-0; Josh Pace (Sensas Mark One White) 21-11-0; Daniel Webb (Garbolino Black Horse) 16-14-0; James Drakulic (Maver Image) 15-8-0; Chris Jenkinson (Maver Bait Tech) 15-2-0. Teams: Maver Image 55; Sensas Mark One White 55; Garbolino Black Horse 50; Maver Bait-Tech 47; Browning Hot Rods 47; Garbolino Lincs County 45. Final League: Sensas Mark One White 12; Maver Image 12; Garbolino Black Horse 15; Browning Hot Rods 16; Maver Bait-Tech 17; Sensas Mark One Black 26; Garbolino Lincs County 26. Individual: Simon Colclough (Maver Image) 43 pts.

* Lakeview Fishery, Holwell, Leics. Sun, 35, Marina and Canal lakes. Steve Haywood (Middy) 139-8-0, carp, barbel and silvers, poled pellet, Canal 27; Kevin Kania (Avanti Used Tackle) 108-14-0; Lee Wright (Matrix Trentmen) 106-10-0; Jason Farmery (Lakeview Select) 96-9-0; Tom Neal (Rutlanders) 86-15-0; Steve Draper (Lakeview Select) 80-4-0.

* Nisa Feeders, River Yare, Beauchamp Arms, Norfolk. Sat, 51. Mark Pollard (Daiwa Angling Direct) 53-9-0, 25 skimmers, long range crumb feeder, worm, maggot and caster, peg 111; John Platten (Nisa Waveney) 29-12-0; Will Freeman (Preston Innovations/Browning Hotrods) 27-1-0; Mick Mirgaux (Deben) 27-0-0; Steve Watts (Anglia Groundbaits) 23-11-0; Nick Larkin (Nisa Waveney) 20-6-0.

* Suffolk Summer League, River Yare, Beauchamp Arms, Norfolk. Sun, 35. Bob ‘Bob The Cheese’ Cheeseman (Daiwa Angling Direct Red) 21-4-0, skimmers and bream, crumb feeder, peg 111; Mick Hanks (Daiwa Angling Direct Blue) 19-2-0; Chris Kelly (Angling Direct Advanta) 16-8-0; Dan Brydon (Daiwa Angling Direct Red) 15-12-0; Wayne Anderson (Daiwa Angling Direct Black) 14-11-0; Paul Abbot (Deben) 14-4-0.

Results of smaller matches and midweekers

Aldercar Lane, Langley Mill, Nottinghamshire. Sat, 15, Railway Pool. James Stevenson (Bait-Tech) 153-7-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet; Paul Stone (Aldercar Lane) 85-13-0; Russ Dowding (Mill Tackle) and Kevin Albrighton (Peg One Angling) both 67-7-0. Wed, 15, Veterans, Railway Pool. Eric Nelson (Aldercar Lane) 86-14-0, carp to 5 lb, poled pellet, peg 5; Alan Gilbourne (Mansfield Piscatorial) 62-8-0; Brian Coleman (Aldercar Lane) 50-2-0; Graham Sheffield (Aldercar Lane) 46-7-0.

Cross Drove, Hockwold, Norfolk. Wed, 13. Mark Pollard (Shimano Stanjays) 90-6-0, F1s and brown goldfish to 6 lb, pellet, 14.5m to lilies, peg 17; Dave Pearce jnr (Wisbech) 68-4-0; Bruno Norman (Kev’s Tackle) 51-6-0. Sat, 13 . George Tebb (Lawn Farm) 84-2-0, F1s to 7 lb, skimmers & brownies to 3 lb, paste and pellet, 13m; Rob Heath (Chestnut Pool) 81-6-0; Ben Townsend (Peterborough) 76-10-0.
Decoy Lakes, Whittlesey, Cambs, Tues, 16, Beastie Lake. Smug Smalley (Decoy) 160-7-0, carp to 8 lb, poled maggot, pellet, hemp and caster, peg 30; Phil Lakin (Sheffield) 151-7-0; Tony Dawson (Bait-Tech) 138-4-0; Andy Szczubak (Sheffield) 124-0-0. Sat, 15, Horseshoe Lake. Rob Goodson (JV AC) 125-6-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet waggler, peg 6; Lee Marlow (Corby) 118-14-0; Simon Dow (Decoy) 117-7-0. Sun, 16, Beastie. Craig Bates (Colmic) 236-13-0, carp to 10 lb, poled paste, peg 1; Simon Godfrey (Decoy) 185-12-0; Ian Chesney (Marukyu) 155-6-0.

Deeping St. James AC, Decoy Lakes, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, Sun, 10, Wade Cup, Oak Channel. Jon Bowland (Deeping St James) 102-1-0, carp, poled meat and worm over maggot; Neil Dobbs (Deeping St. James) 99-12-0; Ray Torrington (Deeping St. James) 98-15-0.

East Delph Lakes , Whittlesey, Cambs, Sun, 16. Ian Frith (East Delph) 190-0-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet feeder, Lake 1; Gordon Parker (Keenets Central) 124-0-0; Phil Jones (East Delph) 84-0-0.

Foston Lakes , Lincolnshire. Wed, 15. Terry Couch (Newark) 113-8-0, carp to 10 lb, floating bread with a few on poled meat, Hawthorn 3; Chris Mawer (Nightingale AC) 102-4-0; Simon Skelton (Middy) 100-2-0; Paul Kimberley (Team Zimba) 90-0-0. Sat, 17. Ian Palfreeman (Phil’s Bait and Tackle) 275-0-0, 46 carp to 12 lb, poled dog biscuit, Hawthorn 17; Andy Birkin (Phil’s Bait and Tackle) 199-12-0; Phil Morris jr (Notts AA) 148-12-0; Neil Fisher (Dynamite Matchman Supplies) 147-12-0; Bradley Shaw (Barnsley Juniors) 106-10-0.

Graham’s Pond, Huntingdon, Cambs. Sat, 12. Ian Thornton (Graham’s Pond) 18-0-0, mixed bag, poled pellet, peg 7; John Hurley (Graham’s Pond) 15-0-0; Stu Redman (Sensas) 12-7-0.

Kings Lynn AA, Great Ouse, Ten Mile Bank, Norfolk. Sat, 18. Jim Randell (Sensas) 3-10-0, three skimmers plus a few perch, crumb feedereed fluoro maggot to far bank; Neil Gooch (Kings Lynn) 3-2-0; Paul Wright (Kings Lynn) 2-14-0; Mark Smith (Kings Lynn) 1-10-0.
Lakeview Fishery, Holwell, Leics. Wed, 14, Veterans, River and Stream lakes. John Cook (Lakeview Select) 110-0-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 20 Stream; Ian Foulds (Lakeview Select) 89-8-0; Martin Quilyer (Lakeview Select) 85-6-0; Paddy Morley (Lakeview Select) 78-5-0. Sat, 12, Veterans, Canal. Bob Stevens (Derby) 116-6-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Paddy Morley (Lakeview Select) 105-4-0; Chris Shore (Lakeview Select) 84-9-0.

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Littleport, Great Ouse, Littleport, Cambs. Sun, 20. James Broughton (Bury St. Edmunds) 11-10-0, two bream plus skimmers and bits, peg 50; Phil Houghton (Littleport) 3-8-0; Mike Eustace (Leicester Sensas) 3-5-8; Gerald Rockett (Littleport) 2-7-8; Paul Frost (Littleport) 2-3-0; Steve Goldspink (Littleport ) 2-2-0.

Long Eaton Federation Summer League, Erewash Canal, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Sat. 20. Mark Wain (Matlock AC) 14-13-0, a 13 lb 8 oz carp and a few perch, poled worm, three above Potters Lock; Sam Barker (Ilkeston) 10-13-0; Dave Fowler (Matlock AC) 10-5-8; Alan Wright (Long Eaton Federation) 9-14-0. League: Mark Wain (Matlock AC) 8; Alan Wright (Long Eaton Fed) 9; Frank Posiak (Long Eaton Fed) and Tony Barker (Shakespeare Superteam) both 12.

Norfolk & Suffolk Veterans, Quiet Sports Topcroft Lakes, Suffolk. Tues, 22. Joe Hammond (Lowestoft) 77-15-0, all carp; Joe Beckham (Bungay) 54-0-0; Neil Gibbons (Beccles) 48-5-0. Thurs, 18, Alderby Fisheries, Suffolk. Joe Beckham (Beccles) 46-8-0; Colin Davey (Deben) 30-10-0; Mal Runacres (Deben) 20-5-0.

Railway and Willow Lakes, Norwich. Sat, 27. Chris Knights (Harleston) 158-14-0, F1s up in water & carp to 8lb  on far bank feeder, all on 8mm banded pellet, peg 23 Willow; Dave Reeve (Angling Direct Suffolk) 139-6-0; David Cooper ( Norwich) 136-0-0; Paul Ashford (Barford Tackle) 123-6-0; Ray King (Barford Tackle) 119-0-0.

Sherwood Forest Fishery, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire. Sun, 25, Holmedale Lake. Martyn Brown (Eastwood Angling Centre) 180-6-0, carp to 9 lb, poled paste, peg 28; Norman Powers (Sherwood Forest) 138-15-0; Nigel Shipman (Sherwood Forest) 101-10-0; Rob Green (Sherwood Forest) 77-3-0. Wed, 26, Holmedale Lake. Martyn Brown (Eastwood Angling Centre) 134-8-0, carp to 11 lb, paste down margins, peg 39; Kristian Powers (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 119-1-0; Matt Malia (Wickersley Angling) 90-12-0; Pete Hodgetts (Sherwood Forest) 90-10-0; Mick Langton (Sherwood Forest) 67-11-0. Aggregate: Matt Malia (Wickersley Angling) 52; Martyn Brown (Eastwood Angling Centre) 51; Andy Lakey (Worksop Angling Supplies) 50. Sat, 26, Macmillan Nurses Charity, Holmedale. Andy Favil (Sherwood Forest) 142-7-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet feeder, peg 20; Matt Malia (Wickersley Angling) 104-8-0; Wayne Jerram (Pride of Warsop AC) 98-12-0; Andy Lakey (Worksop Angling Supplies) 96-2-0; Ian Rowney (Mansfield Piscatorial AS) 85-2-0; Terry Schofield (Pride of Warsop AC) 84-0-0.

Townsend Lakes, Upwell, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. Sun, 12, Woodpecker Pool. Brendon Strowgler (Townsend Lakes) 92-9-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 14; Steven Hillman (Townsend Lakes) 92-5-0; Steve Sharp (Townsend Lakes) 76-3-0.

Westwood Lakes , Wyberton, Boston , Lincs. Tues, 22, £1000 Qualifier, Skylark Lake. Marc Rodgers (Middy/Bag’em) 176-2-0, carp to 4 lb, barbel to 2 lb, poled luncheon meat, new lake record, peg 33; Spike Milligan (Garbolino Lincs County) 110-12-0; Ken Clarke (Westwood Lakes) 104-8-0; Dale Wheelan (Westwood Lakes) 88-8-0; Steve Lane (Marukyu/Westwood Lakes) 82-14-0. Thurs, 31, over-50s, Skylark Lake. Ken Clarke (Westwood Lakes) 117-4-0, carp, F1s, barbel and bream, poled 6mm expanders over smaller pellets, peg 26; Brian Thompson (Westwood Lakes) 94-0-0; Roy Taylor (Westwood Lakes) 91-14-0; Shane Spafford (Miracle Baits) 89-2-0; Steve Gregory (Miracle Baits) 87-6-0. Sun, 20, £1000 Qualifier, Hawk Lake. Martin Kirk (Millview Tackle) 150-4-0, carp, F1s and barbel, poled pellet, peg 1; Steve Gregory (Middy/Miracle Baits) 118-4-0; Davie Corcoran (Sensas Mark One) 102-10-0; Rick Tweddell (Maver/Bait-Tech) 79-10-0.


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