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* Barford WL, Railway, Willow and Barford Lakes, Norfolk. Sun, 45. Dave Jarvis (Daiwa Angling Direct) 81-3-0, carpoids, peg 9 Willow; Jimmy Brooks (Matrix) 80-0-0; Paul Ashford (Barford) 75-3-0; Richard Bond (Browning Hotrods) 68-9-0; Will Freeman (Saxmundham Angling) 61-0-0. Teams: Barford Bait and Tackle 13; Daiwa Angling Direct Gold 16; Matrix Tackle 17; Team JB 22; Browning Hotrods 26; Saxmundham Angling 26; Biffins Bridge 32; VPH Roofing 34; Daiwa Angling Direct Blue 39. League: Browning Hotrods 103; Matrix Tackle 104; Daiwa Angling Direct Gold 107; Saxmundham Angling 108; Barford Bait and Tackle 117; Team JB 118; Biffins Bridge 140; VPH Roofing 165; Daiwa Angling Direct 167.

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* Erewash Valley WL, Beeston Canal, Notts. Sat, 55. Adrian Higginbottom (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) 24-2-0, all roach, poled bloodworm and joker, peg 4; Alistair Chisholm (Shakespeare Superteam) 16-12-0; Lee Morley (Matchman Supplies) 16-9-0; Lee Wright (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) 10-4-0; Dave Revill (Long Eaton Fed) 9-15-0; Phil Turner (Matchman Supplies) 8-15-0. Teams: Shakespeare Superteam 25; Matrix Dynamite Trentmen 26; Notts AA 28; Matchman Supplies 30; Ilkeston 8 36; Mill Tackle 38. Final League: Shakespeare Superteam 7; Matrix Dynamite Trentmen 15; Matchman Supplies 20; Mill Tackle 28; Ilkeston 8 31; Notts 31.

* HAJAC WL, Raveley Drain, Factory Bank and Old Nene at Benwick, Cambs. Sun, 60. Graham Welton (Stanjay Silver) 21-11-0, 350 roach and perch, short pole, whip and pinkie, end peg on High Bank; Anthony Watling (Stanjay Gold) 19-9-0; Mark Pollard (Shimano Dynamite Baits) 19-6-0; Dave Thornton (Stanjay Posh) 18-7-0; Lindsay Naylor (Browning Hot Rods) 18-6-0; Brian Harding (Stanjay Silver) 17-2-0. Teams: Stanajy Gold 16; Browning Hot Rods 23; Maver Bait-Tech Black 25; Stanjay Silver 30; Stanjay Posh 30; Sensas Mark One Black 33. League: Stanjay Posh 9; Stanjay Gold 12; Maver Bait-Tech Black 13; Browning Hot Rods 16; Mark One Milton Keynes 25; Stanjay Silver 27.

* Water Meadows Fish 4 5+5k Qualifier, Chapel St. Leonards, Lincs. Sat, 30, Moat Lake, 30. Simon Skelton (Middy) 262-14-0, carp to 8 lb, poled maggot to far bank, peg 44; Sean Huggins (Dynamite Baits) 126-12-0; Stuart Gollar (Water Meadows) 54-12-0; Darren Smith (Saltfleetby) 43-11-0; Les Fletcher (Water Meadows) 42-14-0. Qualifiers: Sean Huggins (Dynamite Baits); Gary Middleton (WAGs); Simon Skelton (Middy); Graham Cripsey (WAGs). Sun, 30, Moat Lake. Sean Huggins (Dynamite Baits) 146-8-0, carp to 8 lb, poled bread punch shallow, peg 42; Matt Skelton (Oakengates AC) 124-12-0; Stuart Gollar (Water Meadows) 74-14-0; Dave Weston (Water Meadows) 43-0-0; Wayne Smith (WAGs) 19-10-0. Qualifiers: Stuart Gollar (Water Meadows); Mark Roger (Middy); Matt Skelton (Oakengates AC); Mark Griggs (Middy).



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Aldercar Lane, Langley Mill, Notts. Tues, 11, Railway Lake. Andy Mason (Aldercar) 24-7-0, carp to 9 lb and silvers, poled pellet and maggot, peg 24; Tony Bevan (Stanton) 17-8-0; Vic Pye (Aldercar) 12-9-0; Dick Stevenson (Aldercar) 11-15-0. Wed, 16, veterans, Acorn and Railway. Dennis Plackett (Cotmanhay) 21-8-0, carp to 8 lb plus silvers, poled maggot and pellet, Acorn peg 8; Alan Gilbourne (Mansfield Piscatorials) 17-14-0; Brian Coleman (Aldercar) 16-4-0; Eric Nelson (Aldercar) 12-4-0; Dick Stevenson (Aldercar) 12-3-0. Sun, 26, Acorn and Railway. John Smith (Alfreton Palmer Morewood) 41-2-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet and maggot, Acorn peg 6; James Stevenson (Bait-Tech) 28-7-0; Rich Stacey (Aldercar) 27-1-0; Andy Mason (Aldercar) 26-1-0; Tony Goulder (Aldercar) 25-2-0; Tony Dennis (Aldercar) 23-9-0.

Angling Direct Ind WL, River Wensum, Norwich. Sun, 16. Shaun James (Dukes) 9-12-0, roach and perch, whip and maggot; Pete Swan (Angling Direct) 9-8-0; Wayne Anderson (Angling Direct) 9-0-0; Simon Parker (Angling Direct) 8-15-0. Final League: Wayne Anderson 9 (111-12-0); Steve Borrett (Norwich) 9 (84-7-0); Pete Swan 10; David Gooch (Norwich) 12.
Chestnut Pool Winter Pairs, Langford, Beds. Sun, 22. Ronan Ryan (Chestnut Pool) 35-2-0, roach and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 2; James Anthony (Richworth) 31-8-0; Ian Bagshaw (Maver) 22-13-0. Pairs: Ronan Ryan (Chestnut Pool)/James Anthony (Richworth) 24; Daniel Theakston (Poplett’s)/Alan Oaks (Popletts) 19. League: Daniel Theakston/Alan Oaks 157; Rob Heath/Dave Henegan (Chestnut Pool) 150; Ronan Ryan/James Anthony 140.

Cobbleacre Lakes, nr. Norwich. Tues, 16, Amy’s Lake. Dave Pike (Norwich) 47-13-0, bread 6 inches off bottom, 16m; Jim Randell (Sensas) 45-9-0; Ade Moore (Norwich) 35-6-0. Sat, 8. Steve Rouse (Martham) 30-11-0, six carp to cat food; Mick Harman (Martham) 16-4-0.
Cross Drove, Hockwold, Suffolk. Sat, 23. Stewart Bracey (Shimano Dynamite Baits) 19-2-0, F1s to 3lb, bread, 14.5m, peg 13; Jim Barrowman (P W Angling) 18-9-0; Tony Gibbons (Norwich) 14-6-0 . Sat . 12. Dave Pearce Snr (Wisbech) 66-5-0, f1s to 5lbs, brown goldfish to 2lbs, 14.5 mtr pole, bread & meat; Jamie Thompson (Cross Drove) 40-7-0; Neil Parkinson (Dynamite Middy) 30-2-0 .
Decoy Lakes, Whittlesey, Cambs. Tues, 14, Beastie Lake. Chris Barley (Finedon) 82-12-0, carp to 6 lb, Method feedered corn plus poled pellet, peg 30; Alex Bates (Maver Bait-Tech) 73-0-0; Johnny Smalley (Decoy) 70-6-0; Steve Dorks (Colin’s Creel) 53-11-0. Sat, 22, Cedar and Elm. Steve Pell (Spalding) 96-13-0, F1s and carp to 4 lb, pellet at 13m, Cedar peg 5; Chris Neal (Rutlanders) 79-0-0; Nigel Baxter (Bag’em) 77-15-0; Richard Linnell (Decoy) 77-12-0. Sun, 26, Six and Four Islands lakes. Simon Dow (Decoy) 88-4-0, mostly F1s, pellet at 7 and 14m, Six Islands peg 14; Mark Carter (Decoy) 65-10-0; Rob Goodson (Decoy) 55-10-0; Shaun Coton (Decoy) 52-1-0.

Deeping St James, River Nene, Wansford. Cambs. Sun, 16. Steve Cox (DSJAC) 9-1-0, roach and dace, poled maggot; Roger Biddle (DSJAC) 7-2-0; Jon Bowland (DSJAC) 5-1-0. League: Nigel Briggs 37; Steve Cox 32; David Marzell and David Norville both 31.

Garbolino RAF v Old Lags, Old Nene, Benwick and Raveley Drain, Cambs. Fri, 24. Craig Shaw (Garbolino RAF) 15-6-0, small roach, poled pinkie over groundbait at 10m plus a tench to worm and caster, peg 6; Kev Barton (Old Lags) 13-11-8; Graham Welton (Garbolino RAF) 8-4-0; Tex Sutton (Old Lag) 8-0-8; Spike Milligan (Old Lags) 7-3-0; Pete Wray (Old Lags) 4-15-0. Teams: Old Lags 51-13-8; Garbolino RAF 47-8-0.

Graham’s Pond, Huntingdon, Cambs. Sat, 10. Stu Redman (Sensas) 12-10-0, silvers, poled maggot and pinkie, peg 10; Nick Ohlemann (Graham’s Pond) 4-8-0.

Head Fen, Pymoor, Cambs. Sun, 20, Pairs. Snake: Matt Ayers (Dents) 69-6-0, carp to 4 lb, maggot, peg 6; Bob Coulson (Suffolks Finest) 20-14-0; Pete Keeler (Anglers Corner) 18-0-0. Trev’s: Steve Jackson (Head Fen) 36-2-0, a 3 lb 12 oz perch, two chub and five carp, hair rigged corn and short poled caster; Kevin Shelley (Newmarket) 30-0-0; Dave Rodwell (Shipshape Tackle) 23-10-0. Pairs: Steve Jackson/Marcus Bailey 5; Matt Ayers/Mark Cross 6 (86-2-0); Bob Coulson/Alan Newton 6 (43-8-0).

How End Fisheries WL, Houghton Conquest, Beds. Sun, 20, Yasi’s and Dani’s Pools. Phil ‘Pebs’ Stone (How End Heroes) 34-14-0, mostly carp, poled pellet, Dani’s peg 1; Barry Smith (How End Heroes) 33-4-0; Nick ‘Maver’ Rowe (How End Fisheries) 29-1-0; Mike Clarke (How End Fisheries) 28-8-0; Pip Bowlam (How End Fisheries) 27-3-0; Dean Craig (How End Fisheries) 25-14-0. Teams: How End Heroes 182; The Leprechauns 175; 006 ½ 155; Bus Pass Baggers 126; Young and Old 115.

Janson Fishery, Ella Road, Notts. Tues, 12, Munroes Pool. Russ Attewell (Janson) 39-8-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 18; Ian Foulds (Janson) 37-12-0; Phil Orton (Janson) 37-4-0; Horace Smith (Janson) 16-1-0.

Lakeview Fishery, Holwell, Leics. Sun, 25, Serpent and River Pools. Andy Searle (Middy) 47-14-0, carp, poled pellet, Serpent peg 8; Danny Higgins (Sub Fish) 42-5-0; Mark Taylor (LVS) 38-13-0; John Bramley (LVS) 28-8-0; Brian Nicholls (LVS) 26-4-0; Jason Sahall (LVS) 24-10-0.


Park Hall, Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts. Sun, 14, Old Estate Lake. Paul Thomas (Mansfield Woodhouse) 28-8-0, 5 carp and 5 skimmers, pellet feeder, peg 30; Graham Eden (Mansfield) 14-14-0; Eugene Tagg (Mansfield) 9-8-0; Roy Gregory (Somercotes) 8-8-0.

Railway and Willow Lakes, near Norwich. Sat, 28. Alan Tuck (Angling Direct Suffolk) 81-12-0, F1s, Method feeder to far bank, Railway peg 46; Jimmy Brooks (Middy) 77-3-0; Simon Smith (Saxmundham Angling) 67-5-0; Warren Martin (Matrix Barford Tackle) 61-4-0; Pete Walthew (Dereham) 60-7-0; Steve Kindleysides (East Harling) 56-1-0.

Rivendell WL, Sherwood Forest Farm Park, Edwinstowe, Notts. Sun, 20, Sherwood Lake. Russ Brookes (Rivendell) 15-9-0, ide, skimmers plus one carp, poled maggot, peg 40; Ian Boyd (Woodhouse Angling Centre) 14-1-0; Steve Wheeldon (Rivendell) 13-8-0; Mick Lysaght (Rivendell) 12-15-0; Martin Rouse (Subfish) 10-0-0.

Sensas Challenge Practise, Great Ouse, Littleport, Cambs. Sat, 24. Tim Nash (Browning Hotrods) 45-13-0, 13 bream plus a perch, chopped worm, groundbait and maggots under 20gr lollipop float at 13m, nine pegs below Lark Outfall; Tom Scholey (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) 14-5-0; Bob Bates (Sensas Mark One) 12-10-0; Arnie Palmer (Sensas Mark One) 4-5-0.

Sherwood Forest Farm Park Fishery, Edwinstowe, Notts. Tues, 16, Sherwood Lake. John Urruty (Alfreton Angling) 41-15-0, skimmers and ide to 12 oz, waggler and maggot, peg 24; John Holmes (Woodhouse Angling) 21-0-0; Mark Holmes (Woodseats Angling) 20-5-0; Dave Round (Woodhouse Angling) 14-14-0; Gary Turner (Mosborough Tackle) 14-9-0; Fred Bispham (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 14-7-0. Wed, 21, Holmedale Lake. Roger Edmund (Marukyu/Kinky Pellet Club) 51-4-0, 16 carp to 7 lb, poled pellet at 12 metres, peg 30; Carl Brown (Sherwood Forest) 46-8-0; Andy Lakey (Worksop Angling) 40-4-0; Daz Staley (Subfish) 36-7-0; Brian Elliott (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 34-0-0; Mick Langton (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 32-7-0. Sun, 23, Holmedale Lake. Matt Malia (Worksop Angling Centre) 66-2-0, 22 carp to 8 lb and a 4 lb bream, pellet at 14m, peg 30; Nigel Shipman (Sherwood Forest) 59-8-0; Mick Langton (Sherwood Forest) 30-15-0; John Bleakley (Sherwood Forest) 28-7-0; Carl Brown (Sherwood Forest) 23-9-0; Geoff Mawby (Gateford Angling Supplies) 23-6-0.

Townsend Lakes, nr. Wisbech, Cambs. Sun, 12, Woodpecker Pool. Ricky Young (Ramsey) 43-1-0, silver fish, carp and skimmers, poled caster, peg 4; Colin Begbie (Townsend) 17-11-0; Steve Sharp (Townsend) 17-5-0; Barry Chivers (Townsend) 16-3-0.

Westwood Lakes, Wyberton, Lincs. Sun, 20. Gavin Butler (Maver Bait-Tech) 63-2-0, F1s to 2 lb, poled red maggot to far bank, peg 6; Steve Pell (Westwood Lakes) 57-14-0; Tony Evans (Dynamite Baits) 56-14-0; Sean Higginbottom (Maver Bait-Tech) 53-15-0; Pete Rayner (Westwood Lakes) 53-9-0.

Willow Lakes, Foston, Lincs. Sat, 16, rover. Andy Birkin (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 56-8-0, carp to 6 lb, F1s and bream to 3 lb, pellet at 11m, Hawthorn peg 3; Paul Arndt (Grantham) 42-0-0; Ian Palfreyman (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 33-8-0; Graham Eden (Mansfield) 32-0-0.


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