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* Angling Trust Division 1 National Angling Championships 2013, Trent & Mersey Canal, Rugeley to Burton. Sat, 560. Individuals: Simon Fields (Barnsley & District) 4 Kg 010 gr, roach and perch, poled squatt and pinkie, peg C56; Matt Derry (Kamasan Starlets) and Jason Cunningham (Shakespeare Superteam) both 4.000; Liam Darler (Browning Hotrods) 3.800; Dave Denton (Ted Carter Preston) 3.680; Dan Hurst (Garbolino RAF) 3.400; Graham Garnham (Maldon AS) 3.370; Lewis Breeze (Ted Carter Southport) 3.350; Paul Balmforth (Maver North West) 3.250; Martin Taylor (Matrix Halifax Red) 3.120. Teams: Shakespeare Superteam 442; Maver Image 429; Daiwa Dorking 416; Maver NW 408; Tri-Cast Calder 396; Ted Carter Southport 394; Browning Hotrods 386; Wellingborough Nene 381; Sensas Oakwood 370; Hull Works Sports AAS 366 points. Sections: A. Lewis Breeze (Ted Carter Southport) 3.350; B. Matt Derry (Kamasan Starlets) 4.000; C. Jason Cunningham (Shakespeare Superteam) 4.000. D. Liam Darler (Browning Hotrods) 3.800; E. Martin Taylor (Matrix Halifax Red) 3.120; F. Andrew Landells (Daiwa Doncaster AA) 1.960; G. Paul Cannon (Hull Works Sports AAS) 2.010; H. Andy Mead (Maver Image) 2.240; J. Perry Follows (Clay Lane) 1.830; K. Daz Shaw (Maver North West) 2.900.

* Bedford Hospital Cup, Great Ouse, Kempston, Biddenham, Bromham and Oakley, Beds. Sun, 68. Paul Caton (Vauxhall AC) 23-11-0, roach to 8 oz, dace and perch, whip-fished maggot, peg 1; Chris Roberts (Bedford) 21-10-0; Alex Graham (Vauxhall AC) 19-11-0; Steve Clarke (Maver Image) 19-7-0; James Drakulic (Maver Image) 16-15-0.

* Coors AC, River Trent, Burton. Sun, 41. Nick Atkins (Coors AC) 12-8-0, roach to 10 oz, flat float and waggler with maggot, Bailey’s peg 1; Brian Rigby (Shakespeare) 12-2-0; Stuart Rainer (Coors AC) 11-4-0; Simon Heaton (Coors AC) 10-13-0.

* Eastern Region Shield Practise, North Level Main Drain, Tydd Gote, Cambs. Sun, 31. Phil Chesterton (Maver Bait-Tech) 131-14-0, bream and skimmers, feeder, worm and maggot, peg 40; Rob Wright (Browning Hotrods) 84-5-0; Daniel Webb (Garbolino Black Horse) 24-11-0; Andy Lawrence (Kings Lynn) 17-14-0; Abi Kendall (Boston) 15-14-0.

* Fish 4 5+5k Final, Water Meadows Moat Lake, Chapel St. Leonards, Lincs. Sat, 30. Wayne Smith (Match Catch) 101-14-0, carp to 6 lb, barbel to 4 lb, poled maggot and caster, peg 36; Adie Higginbottom (Matrix Trentmen) 88-12-0; Adie Freeman (Water Meadows) 81-1-0; Simon Skelton (Middy) 80-4-0; Marc Rodger (Bag ‘Em) 78-0-0; Ashley Pimperton (Water Meadows) 75-14-0. Sun, 30. Simon Skelton (Middy) 121-12-0, carp to 6 lb, poled maggot and caster, peg 46; Steve Forster (Kiveton Hall) 112-14-0; Adie Higginbottom (Matrix Trentmen) 104-14-0; Matt Skelton (Lakeview Select) 101-4-0; Michael Elliot (Matrix Trentmen) 100-0-0; Darren Smith (Saltfleetby) 97-12-0.

* Nisa Feeders, River Yare, Beauchamp Arms, Norfolk. Sat, 36. Doug Botley (Daiwa Angling Direct) 37-8-0, bream, skimmers and roach to 1 lb 8 oz, crumb feeder, worm, maggot and caster, peg 142 Langley; Paul Abbott (Deben) 32-6-0; Nick Larkin (Nisa Waveney) 30-4-0; John Platten (Nisa Waveney) 28-8-0; Reg Bryanton(Deben) 24-12-0; Wayne Anderson (Daiwa Angling Direct) 24-10-0. League: Wayne Anderson (Daiwa Angling Direct) 184-9-0; John Platten (Nisa Waveney) 175-12-0; Doug Botley (Daiwa Angling Direct) 158-0-0; Paul Abbott (Deben) 154-13-0; Mal Runacres (Deben) 152-3-0; Brian Weevers (Sportsman) 151-14-0.
* Norwich DAA Teams, River Bure, St. Benets Abbey, Norfolk. Sun, 32. Nick Larkin (Nisa Feeders) 25-12-0 small skimmers, groundbait feeder with red and fluoro maggot; Chris Kemp (Daiwa Angling Direct Gold) 20-8-0; Pete Swan (Daiwa Angling Direct Black) 17-9-0; Tony Gibbons (Norwich DAA) 15-6-0; Colin Urry (Dukes) 14-14-0; Glen Carter (Nisa Feeders) 14-9-0. Teams: Daiwa Angling Direct Gold 50-13-0; Nisa Feeders 50-2-0; Daiwa Angling Direct Black 49-5-0.



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Smaller match results

Bait-Tech Senior Masters, Suffolk Water Park, Ipswich. Wed, 34. Bob Fuller (Suffolk Water Park) 88-8-0, 13 carp to 8 lb, pellet waggler 8mm banded pellet, Match Lake 1 peg 8; Colin Provins(Suffolk Water Park) 61-15-0; Paul Abbott (Deben) 56-0-0; Nick Larkin (Nisa Feeders) 53-2-0; Dave Newman (Clacton) 36-2-0; Alan Tuck (Angling Direct Suffolk) 34-6-0.

Barford, Norfolk. Sat, 18, Match Lake. Matt Wiles (Attleborough MG) 87-1-0, carp, margins, cat meat, peg 13; Simon Elliot (Angling Direct Suffolk) 65-0-0; Ray King (Barford Tackle) 64-5-0; Paul Gardiner (Oddfellows) 58-2-0; Ray Smart (Smart Renders) 55-4-0; Alan Tuck (Angling Direct Suffolk) 47-8-0.

Cross Drove, Hockwold, Norfolk. Wed, 18. Glen Burden (Norwich) 143-12-0 carp to 15 lb, F1s to 6 lb, 13mtr pole corn & meat, peg 17; Dave Pearce jnr (Wisbech) 77-4-0; Paul Goldstraw (Stanjays) 76-14-0; Jamie Mcquire (Rib Valley Angling) 55-10-0; Adam Randell (Stanjays) 50-4-0; Tony Guy (Venue Expert) 49-12-0. Sat, 20. James Heaps (Poplett’s Tackle) 119-5-0 carp & F1s to 9 lb, brown goldfish & skimmers to 3 lb, pellet and corn, 16m, peg 17; Terry Bollingbrooke (Attleborough Match Group) 96-9-0; Dave Pearce jnr (Wisbech) 84-15-0; Ian Shipp (Cross Drove) 59-6-0; Dave Pearse snr (Wisbech) 59-5-0; Danial Brydon (Samundham Angling Centre) 57-11-0. Sun, 26. Chris Vandervleit (Bowlers Bait-Tech) 116-5-0, carp to 18 lb, F1s & brown goldfish, 13m, worm & corn, peg 3; Simon Wheeler (Daiwa Dynamite) 87-10-0; Dave Pearse Snr (Wisbech) 85-8-0; Bob Coulson (Littleport) 71-1-0; Lester Pratt (Shipshape Tackle) 67-8-0; Ray King (Barford Tackle) 67-4-0.
Decoy Lakes, Whittlesey, Cambs. Tues, 22. Andy Szuzupak (Sheffield) 211-15-0, carp to 7 lb, poled meat, Beastie Lake; Chris Neale (Rutlanders) 157-6-0; Gus Gausden (Decoy) 146-3-0; Nigel Baxter (Bag ‘Em) 144-3-0. Sat, 18. Wayne Shepherd (Ringer’s Baits) 110-0-0, carp to 7 lb, poled pellet, peg 26 Cedar Channel; Shaun Coton (Decoy) 101-6-0; Steve Freeman (Marukyu) 90-12-0; Steve Pell (Decoy) 87-12-0. Sun, 13. Steve Dorks (Colin’s Creel), carp to 7 lb, cat meat & corn, Lou’s peg 5; Tony Dawson (Bait-Tech Haddenham) 113-10-0; Adam Wayman (Ringer’s Baits) 108-10-0; Clive Cole (Decoy) 99-3-0.

Deeping St. James AC Committee Cup, Stretton Lakes, Oakham, Rutland. Sun, 10. Ray Torrington (DSJAC) 69-2-0, carp to 12 lb, method feeder and poled meat, peg 12; Nick Preston (DSJAC) 13-5-8; Mike Atherton (DSJAC) 12-14-8.

King Lynn AA, Middle Level Main Drain, Peters Drove St Germans, Norfolk. Sun, 1. Paul Robins (Kings Lynn) skimmers & roach, crumb feeder maggot and worm; Mark Smith (Kings Lynn) 5-2-0; Steve Lock (Kings Lynn) 3-9-0; Jerry Hammond (Kings Lynn) 3-7-0.



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Lakeview Fishery, Holwell, Leics. Wed, 14, Vets, Serpent Lake. Roger Holmes (Lakeview Select) 88-0-0, carp, pole and pellet, peg 1; John Upton (Lakeview Select) 61-14-0; John Cook (Lakeview Select)  58-0-0; Chris Shore (Lakeview Select) 57-2-0. Sat, 12, Vets, Marina. Cliff Adcock (Adcock Centrepins) 59-8-0, carp, pole and pellet, peg 23; John Upton (Lakeview Select) 58-2-0; John Cook (Lakeview Select)  57-8-0; Chris Shore (Lakeview Select) 51-0-0. Sun, 29, Marina, Stream and Oasis. Terry Cockburn snr (Coalville) 130-3-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, Marina peg 6; Ken Daws (Sensas) 107-1-0; Neil Barlow (Lakeview Select) 78-14-0; Jason Sahall (Lakeview Select) 69-1-0; Steve Draper (Lakeview Select)  67-12-0; Chris Neal (Rutlanders) 61-6-0; Lance Chambers (Lakeview Select) 60-9-0; Brain Orme (Lakeview Select)  56-4-0.

Mansfield AA, Wellow Dam, Notts. Sun, 19. Johnno Smith (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 50-0-0, a 15 lb 10 oz carp, skimmers, small carp and ide, poled chopped worm and caster, peg 22; Jason White (Subfish Tackle) 44-0-0; Andy Birkin (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 39-0-0; Pete Tinkler (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 37-8-0; Adam Johnson (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 25-12-0; Graham North (Park Hall) 23-0-0.

Sherwood Forest Fishery, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, Tues. Sherwood Lake, 19. Martin Rouse (Mansfield Busman AC) 58-11-0,  25 lb of skimmers and carp to 10 lb, poled pellet over groundbait, peg 41; Matt Watts (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 56-0-0; Dave Round (Mansfield Woodhouse Angling) 42-7-0; Fred Bispham (Peg One Angling) 34-12-0 ; Mick Lysaght (Rivendell A.C.) 34-3-0.  Wed. Autumn League, Holmedale Lake, 24. Andy Lakey (Worksop Angling Centre) 267-12-0, thirty five carp, method feeder with pellet on the hook, peg 39; Mick Langton (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 170-6-0; Nigel Shipman (Subfish Tackle) 123-1-0; Pete Hodgetts (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 91-4-0; Geoff Mawby (Gateford Angling Supplies) 87-2-0; Robin Woodhead (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 87-1-0.

Willow Lakes, Foston, Lincolnshire, Wed, 16. Ian Palfreyman (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 157-8-0, 40 carp to 10 lb, poled dog biscuit, Ash peg 9; Chris Mawer (Ruskington) 116-8-0; Bob Brown (Newark) 107-8-0; Paul Kimberley (Team Zimba) 84-0-0;  Graham Eden (Mansfield) 81-12-0. Sat, 14. Ian Palfreyman (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 127-4-0, carp to 9 lb, poled dog biscuit, Hawthorn 28; Chris Mawer (Ruskington) 103-8-0; Lenny ‘LBW’ Burton (Mansfield) 61-8-0; Andy Birkin (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 50-0-0; Terry Marshall (Dynamite Matchman Supplies) 46-0-0.

Wreake AC, Grand Union Canal, Market Harborough, Leics. Sun, 15. Andy Taylor (Wreake) 8-5-0, perch, poled worm, peg 13; Brian Hoyle (Coopers Tackle) 8-0-0; Rob Graves (March AC) 7-9-0; Mark Roberts (Wigston) 6-12-0.



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