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East Midlands match fishing results for May, 4, 5 and 6, 2013

Aldercar Lane Fisheries, Langley Mill, Nottinghamshire, Tues. Snipe Pool, 12. Jason Lebosquet (Garbolino) 35-0-0, carp and silvers, feeder fished pellet, peg 21; Andy Mason (Aldercar Lane Fisheries) 27-11-0; Ben Bates (Aldercar Lane Fisheries) 10-2-0; Dave Perry (Stanton) 9-6-0; Paul Taylor (Aldercar Lane Fisheries) 9-5-0; Graham Sheffield (Aldercar Lane Fisheries) 7-13 0. Wed. Veterans, Railway Lake, 16. Alan Gilbourne (Mansfield Piscatorials) 40-8-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 9; Mick Hutsby (Mill Tackle) 33-6-0; Eric nelson (Eastwood Angling Centre) 33-4-0; Brian Coleman (Notts AA) 20-6-0; Pete Beard (Mill Tackle) 16-0-0; Dick Stevenson (Mill Tackle) 15-11-0. Sat. Open Summer League, Railway Lake, 15. Bryn turner (Notts AA) 28-9-0, all silver fish, poled caster, peg 33; James Stevenson (Bait Tech) 26-0-0; Kevin Albrighton (Peg One Angling Centre) 25-0-0; Andy Mason (Aldercar Lane Fisheries) 23-6-0; Russ Dowding (Mill Tackle) 23-1-0; Paul McNicholl (AScorn AC) 18-8-0. Mon. Acorn Pool, 15. James Stevenson (Bait Tech) 60-14-0, carp, poled worm and sweetcorn, peg 65; Jason Lebosquet (Garbolino) 42-12-0; Mick Hutsby (Aldercar Lane Fisheries) 38-7-0; Tony Dennis (Aldercar Lane Fisheries) 28-15-0; Alan Gilbourne (Mansfield Piscatorials) 28-11-0; Andy Starkey (Mill Tackle) 24-15-0.

Cross Drove, Mildenhall. Wed. 20. Mark Pollard (Shimano Stanjays) 90-9-0, carp to 7 lb, F1s to 5 lb, pole, pellet & corn, peg 47; Alex Baits (Cross Drove) 77-13-0; Bob Wessels (Daiwa Dynamite) 70-6-0; Paul Hendy (Browning Hot Rods) 66-12-0; Stuart Milne (Baggin up Tackle) 53-6-0; Rodney Finch (Deben) 37-0-0. Sat. 34. James Heaps (Popletts Tackle) 124-2-0, small carp & F1s to 4 lb, brown goldfish to 2 lb, pole, corn & pellet, peg 23; Tony Evans (Dynamite Middy)64-0-0; Jamie Thompson (Cross Drove) 61-0-0;Neil Parkinson (Dynamite Middy) 59-0-0; Richard Bond (Bury St Edmunds) 56-0-0;Steve Kindleysides(Cross Drove)52-0-0. Sun. 34. Simon Wheeler (Daiwa Dynamite) 83-4-0, carp to 15 lb, F1s to 5 lb, pole, catmeat & corn, peg 34; Rob Heath (Chestnut Pool) 80-0-0;J im Barrowman (P-W Angling) 78-9-0; Rob Anstee (Hooked Newmarket) 78-2-0; Gary Miller (Maver Bait Tech) 72-0-0; ChrisVandervleit (Bowlers Bait Tech) 66-4-0.

Cobbleacre Lake, Norwich. Sat.16. Ian Copeland (Bowlers)41-8-0; Steve Rouse (Martham) 33-1-0; Mac Collett (Harleston)17-11-0; Steve Smith (Huntsman)16-15-0.

Decoy Lakes, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Beastie Lake. Tues. 19. Nigel Baxter (Bagem Baits) 177-0-0, carp to 8 lb, poled sweetcorn, peg 30; Tony Dawson (Bait Tech) 151-8-0; Ted Wroe (Decoy) 118-1-0; Gary Whitwell (Decoy) 117-8-0. Sat. Beastie Lake, 23. Adam Wayman (Ringer Baits) 156-15-0, F1s poled pellet, shallow, peg 23; Daniel Hardy (Decoy) 132-1-0; Glen Chatters (Decoy) 129-6-0; Nigel Baxter (Bagem Baits) 125-7-0. Sun. Beastie Lake, 26. Barry Mason (Guru/Ringer Baits) 221-10-0, carp to 8 lb feeder and fished sweetcorn, peg 30; Alan West (Webster’s Tackle) 144-10-0; Ashley Prestage (Decoy) 138-6-0; Ted Sargeant (Decoy) 133-9-0.


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Dynamite Makins, Nisa Opens, Wolvey, Warwickshire. Phase One, Lake Two. Wed. 24. Lee Westwood (Lichfield) 131-6-0, carp, poled pellet shallow, peg B2; Max Higgott (Hinckley) 124-2-0; Phil Hull (Lanes Bait & Tackle) 77-10-0; Andy Findlay (Preston/Sonu Baits) 54-12-0; Mick Timson (Dynamite Baits) 53-2-0; Chris Burch (Dynamite Matchman Supplies) 51-10-0. Thurs. Phase Two, Crater, Snake and The Reptile Pools, 28. Dale Armes (West Lodge Match Group) 91-10-0, carp, poled meat in the margins of Reptile 19; John Hall (Middy) 89-4-0; Frank Didio (Burton Upon Trent) 75-6-0; Baz Smithson (Team Makins) 71-8-0; Terry Cockburn jr; Barnsley and District Juniors) 70-0-0; Ian Morris (Rugby) 69-14-0.

East Delph Lakes, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire,  Match Lake. Sun.15. Gordon Parker (East Delph Lakes) 107-0-0, carp to 8 lb, poled cat meat; John Buckenham (East Delph Lakes) 90-0-0; Phil Jones (East Delph Lakes) 67-0-0. Mon. 12. Gordon Parker (East Delph Lakes) 109-0-0, carp to 8 lb and silvers, poled meat and sweetcorn; Ianin Frith (East Delph Lakes) 87-0-0; John Buckenham (East Delph Lakes) 72-0-0.

Fish for 5 + 5k Qualifiers, Water Meadows Fishery, Chapel St Leonards, Lincolnshire, Moat Lake. Sat. 32. Ashley Pimperton (Water Meadows Fishery) 77-10-0, carp to 6 lb, barbel to 5 lb, poled meat shallow, peg 2; Chris Bonsall (Water Meadows Fishery) 68-4-0; Ken Coupe (Water Meadows Fishery) 63-11-0; Barry Cotton (Water Meadows Fishery) 63-9-0; John Kania (Avanti Used Tackle) 62-7-0. Qualifiers: Ashley Pimperton (Water Meadows Fishery); Chris Bonsall (Water Meadows Fishery); Darren Pimperton (Water Meadows Fishery); Tony Coupe (Water Meadows Fishery). Sun. 32. Simon Skelton (Middy) 192-12-0, carp to 8 lb, barbel to 6 lb, poled sweetcorn shallow, peg 41; Steve Forster (Kiverton Hall Fisheries) 142-2-0; Nathan Underwood (Water Meadows Fishery) 106-13-0; Paul Cartledge (Rotherham) 106-12-0; Sean Huggins (Dynamite Baits) 103-8-0; Mark Griggs (Boston) 101-5-0. Qualifiers: Simon Skelton (Middy); John Hall (All Seasons Angling); Ken Coupe (Water Meadows Fishery); Ken ‘Sick-Note’ Haywood (Lakeview Select).

Garbolino RAF Winter League, Wyberton, Boston, Lincolnshire. Westwood Lakes, Final round. Hawk Lake. Tues. 19. Dave Manton (RAF Conningsby) 71-10-0, barbel and a few carp, poled meat will over, peg 1; Baz Bright (Garbolino RAF/ Waddington A 68-8-0; Lee Brackenbury (Waddington B) 48-4-0; Steve Reid (Garbolino RAF/Waddington A) 42-4-0; Graham Welton (Garbolino RAF/Waddington A) 32-8-0; Joe Welton (RAF Youth) 28-4-0.

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GTi Foston, Lincolnshire. Match Lakes. Wed. 13. Shaun Butler (Notts AA) 97-0-0, carp to 9 lb and skimmers, poled sweetcorn, Hawthorn 23; Terry Marshall (Dynamite Baits) 91-0-0; Paul Kimberley (Team Zimba) 84-0-0; Geoff Bennett (MAP Mansfield) 75-0-0; Graham Eden (Mansfield) 68-0-0; Chris Mawer (Nightingale AC) 67-0-0. Sat. 24. Ian Palfreeman (Phil’s Bait and Tackle) 127-0-0, carp to 12 lb, poled dog biscuit, Hawthorn 15; Beverley Marshall (Bennington Baits) 111-0-0; Pete Taylor (Nottingham) 98-10-0; Steve Nattrass (Crown AC) 95-8-0; Mark Baker (Dynamite Baits) 92-8-0; John Belcher (RAF Garbolino) 80-8-0.

Park Hall Fishery, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, Sun. 17. Gavin Snowdon (Mansfield Woodhouse) 108-8-0, thirty-two carp to 10 lb, method feeder and straight legered sweetcorn or pellet, peg 54 (new venue record); Steve Hanrahan (Willy Worms) 32-6-0; Lee Nussey (Mansfield Woodhouse) 30-0-0; Craig Brazier (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 29-6-0; Dave Dido (Church Warsop) 27-0-0; Geoff Leivers (Sutton in Ashfield) 25-0-0.

Sherwood Forest Park, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire. Sherwood Lake. Tues.19. Dave Round (Woodhouse Angling) 71-10-0, ide and skimmers to 1 lb plus three carp to 9 lb, poled caster and pellet, peg 51; Dave Hiley (Woodhouse Angling) 57-2-0; Geoff Hiley (Woodhouse Angling) 52-8-0; John Holmes (Woodhouse Angling) 54-7-0. Wed. Fun League, Holmedale Lake, 25. Graham Westwater (MAP Marukyu) 123-6-0, fifteen carp to 4 lb to poled pellet then a further twenty carp to 8 lb to poled paste, peg 17; Kev Chaplin (Radcliffe on Trent AC) 116-12-0; Carl Brown (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 110-4-0; Mick Langton (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 88-2-0; Kristian Powers (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 86-4-0; Alan Warren (Phil’s Bait and Tackle) 76-12-0.

Stoppo’s Lake, Lullington, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, Sat. 14. Reg Whiston (Stoppo’s Lake) 49-8-0 carp to 8 lb method feeder and sweetcorn tipped with a maggot; Carl Ford (Stoppo’s Lake) 43-9-0; Tony Torrosian (Stoppo’s Lake) 23-4-0; Paul Croombe (Stoppo’s Lake) 12-4-0; Pete Barlow (Stoppo’s Lake) 10-4-0.

Stoppo’s Lake, Lullington, Swadlincote, Derbyshire. Sat. 15. Steve Bailey (Stoppo’s Lake) 17-0-0, carp, straight legered maggot; John Woollett (Stoppo’s lake) 11-4-0; Martin Fearn (Burton Upon Trent) 6-12-0; Kevin Causer (Stoppo’s Lake) 5-12-0.

Westwood Lakes, Wyberton, Boston, Lincolnshire. £1000 Qualifier, Skylark Lake. Tues. 25. Luke Morley (Sensas A4) 56-12-0, carp, F1s, barbel and tench, poled pellet, peg 33; Ian Frith (Westwood Lakes) 54-12-0; Toby Pepper (Maver/Bait Tech) 54-0-0; Graham Young (Westwood Lakes) 50-14-0; Keith Lammings (Westwood Lakes) 43-4-0. Thurs. Over 50s, Skylark Lake, 36. Spike Milligan (Garbolino/Lincs County) 84-4-0, carp, poled sweetcorn, peg 40; Paul Halibone (Sticklebacks AC) 60-12-0; Brian Thompson (Westwood Lakes) 58-10-0; Tony Woods (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 56-0-0; Paul Ogelsbee (WestwoodLakes) 55-0-0. Sun. Bait Tech Teams of Three, Round One, Skylark and Hawk Lakes, 42. Toby Pepper (Maver/Bait Tech) 119-14-0, carp to 3 lb and barbel to 2 lb, Hawk Lake peg 1; Gavin Butler (Maver/Bait Tech) 98-2-0; Luke Morley (Stampy’s Three) 95-4-0; Alex Bates (Maver/Bait Tech) 87-0-0; Sean Higginbottom (Maver/Bait Tech) 81-14-0. League: Stampy’s Three 32; Maver Bait/Tech 41; Daiwa Westwood 43.




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