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* Barnburgh Fishery, Doncaster, S. Yorks. Sun, 30, Top Lake. Ray Harris (Barnburgh) 40-4-0, F1s, poled pellet; Andy Stoner (Garbolino Elton) 40-0-0; Alan Barker (Garbolino Elton) 37-0-0; Gary Jubb (Barnburgh) 35-8-0.

* Daiwa Hallcroft Silvers League, Retford, Notts. Sun, 32, Moat and Bridge island. Dave Hiley (Peg One Angling) 29-6-0, skimmers to 2 lb, long and short pole with pellet, caster and maggot, peg 13 Bridge island; Ben Holmes (Matrix Trentmen) 22-12-0; Nigel Wood (Hallcroft) 19-15-0; Luke Sears (Daiwa/Marukyu) 19-0-0; Bert Poole (Bag Em Baits) 18-10-0. League remains a closely guarded secret.

* Leeds DASA, River Ouse, Hunters Lodge, Thorpe Underwood and Widdington. Sun, 59. Martyn Highe (Mirfield) 7-7-0, a bream and four roach, legered lobworm, peg 221; Dave Topham (Bradford) 3-3-0; Andy Bradley (Mirfield) 2-7-0; Steve Newns (KL Tackle) 2-6-0; Wayne Bartholomew (Steel City) 2-3-0; Mick Shaw (Leeds) 2-1-0.

* Oaks, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat, 32, Cedar Pool. Steve Johnson (Oaks) 50-0-0, carp, pellet at 2 and 8m, peg 46; Andy Simpson (Quaker Tackle) 49-13-0; Andy Nelson (Quaker Tackle) 49-11-0; Mal Bailey (Garbolino Elton) 46-11-0.

* Sykehouse Fishery, Doncaster, S. Yorks. Sun, 39. Danny Evans (Silstar Stainforth Angling) 110-14-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 19; Steve Jones (Silstar Stainforth Angling) 94-8-0; Alan Thompson (Silstar Stainforth Angling) 84-4-0; Matt Holsten (Silstar Stainforth Angling) 62-7-0; Paul Appleyard (Hull) 55-7-0.

* Valmaar Sideloaders, River Ouse, Thorpe Underwood to Widdington. Sat, 42. Andy Hamilton (Maver Newman Scotts) 3-2-0, 12 roach, pole feeder with chopped worm, peg 9; Keith Hobson (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 2-14-0; Stan Haigh (Angler’s World Holidays) 2-12-0; Andy Bradley (Mirfield) and Stuart Hampson (Leeds) both 2-10-0.



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Smaller fishing match results reported to the Angler’s Mail team

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Ancholme Spring Series, River Ancholme, Springs, N. Lincs. Sun, 24. Graham Bontoft (Scunthorpe Tackle) 10-6-0, roach on punch at 11m; Rich Pulford (Hull) 9-8-0; Steve Nurse (Scunthorpe Tackle) 8-12-0.

Bank End, Finningley, S. Yorks. Sun, 24. Keith Vardy 51-4-0, carp, pellet feeder, peg 21; Dave Walker 51-2-0; Graham Clark 29-9-0; Matt Grove 19-11-0; Dave Masterman 15-15-0; Trevor Jordan 15-12-0 (all Bank End).

Barnburgh Fishery, Doncaster, S. Yorks. Tues, 28, over-50s, Top Lake. John Simms (Barnburgh) 53-0-0, F1s on poled pellet; Graham Collins (Barnburgh) 38-4-0; Roger Healey (Barnburgh) 28-0-0; Alf Head (Thurnscoe Coronation) 26-8-0. Fri, 15, Top Lake. Andy Sutton (Rotherham) 76-4-0, F1s, poled pellet; Gary Jubb (Barnburgh) 61-12-0; Len Greasley (Barnburgh) 57-0-0; Chris Bacon (Barnburgh) 55-8-0.

Benlee Lakes, Ossett, W. Yorks. Sat, 18. Dez Beaumont (Benlee) and Roger Hammond (Benlee) both 27-5-0; Dave Lumb (Benlee) 25-0-0. Sun, 15. Richard Morley (Benlee) 39-2-0, carp and ide on bomb and maggot; Mick Deighton (Benlee) 35-2-0; Keith Garner (Benlee) 27-0-0.

Bob-Co Winter Series, Carpvale Pools, nr. York. Sun, 15, Match Lake. Andy Gallant (Bob-Co) 52-8-0, carp, cat meat at 11m, peg 45; Graham Broadley (Bob-Co) 39-0-0; Gary Miller (Bob-Co) 36-8-0. Sun, 23, Tollerton Ponds. Jeff Clay (Tollerton) 52-14-0, carp, maggot, Coot peg 34; Stef Armitage (Team Glum) 40-0-0; Jim Barker (Tollerton) 36-4-0.

Daiwa Hallcroft, Retford, Notts. Mon, 15, veterans, Bridge Lake. Chris Line (Retford Tackle) 27-12-0, silverfish plus an 18 lb carp; Terry Picksley (Lodge Farm) 25-12-0; Roger Holmes (Notts AA) 23-12-0; T. Brown (MAP Leegem) 21-14-0. Thurs, 26, veterans, Moat. Chris Line (Retford Tackle) 63-6-0, carp to 8 lb, feeder with hair rigged corn, peg 61 Island; Nigel Wood (Hallcroft) 23-14-0; Lee Hewison (MAP Leegem) 23-12-0; Pete Topham (MAP Leegem) 17-10-0; R. Smith (Peg One Tackle) 14-8-0. Sat, 24. Moat. John Kelly (Doncaster) 64-6-0, carp to 8 lb, groundbait feeder with hair rigged corn, peg 64 Island; Mal Edgecombe (Doncaster) 55-6-0; Daz Oldham (Maltby) 52-4-0; Gordon Gibson (MAX Tackle) 36-2-0; Steve Robbins (MAP Leegem) 34-4-0.

Hayfield Fishery, Doncaster, S Yorks. Sun, 17, Danny’s Island Lake. Jamie Wilde (Fishing Republic) 37-4-0, carp, bomb and meat; Neil Stones (Hayfield) 34-11-0; Richard Bear (Hayfield) 29-7-0.

Kiveton Hall. Nr Sheffield. Sun, 11. John Cresswell (Kiveton) 86-12-0, carp, bomb and meat, peg 42; Colin Hendley (Kiveton) 72-2-0; Steve Robinson (Kiveton) 32-6-0; Pete Ellis (Kiveton) 19-12-0; M. Barrow (Kiveton) 14-8-0; S. Gregg (Kiveton) 11-14-0.

Oaks, Sessay, N. Yorks, Thurs, 23, Cedar. Rob Minikin (Sonubaits) 57-7-0, F1s, pellet, peg 11; Ian Bayley (Woodlands Tackle) 44-8-0; Chris Kendall (Middy)  43-13-0.

Phoenix and Parkgate, Ravenfield Ponds, Rotherham. Sat, 11. Barry Heapey 8-3-0, four ide plus a few bits, feeder and pellet, peg 66; Stuart Senior 6-10-0; Maurice Curtis and Alan Banks both 4-8-0 (all Phoenix and Parkgate).

Plainville Lake, York, Sun, 18. Steve Hodson (RSPS DH Angling) 12-0-0, chub and ide on maggot from peg 28; Ian Farlington (Keighley) 9-12-0; Gary Pawlett (Starbeck) 8-4-0.

Slaithwaite, Sparth Reservoir, Marsden, Sun. 14. Neil Burrows (Slaithwaite) 0-13-8, nine roach, poled bloodworm, peg A7; Keith Heneghan (Tri-Cast Calder) 0-9-8; Craig Ellis (Tri-Cast Calder) 0-8-8.

Sykehouse Fishery, Doncaster, S. Yorks. Wed, 22. Paul Appleyard (Hull) 54-7-0, carp on poled maggot, peg 12 Stock pond; Nathaniel Yates (Hull) 44-1-0; Scott Rispin (Hull) 43-0-0.

Thornhill Pairs, Calder and Hebble Canal, Dewsbury, W. Yorks. Sat, 23. Lee Simpson (Tri-Cast Calder) 6-3-0, roach and skimmers, caster, 11 and 13m, peg 1a; Simon Wain (Matrix Halifax) 4-8-0; Chris Storey (Thornhill) 4-5-0. Pairs: John Sedgewick and Lee Simpson (Tri-Cast Calder) 11; Simon Wain and Luke Wrzosek (Matrix Halifax) 10. League: Craig Ellis and Keith Marshall (Tri-Cast Calder) 35; Mick Sharpe and Brian Kellett (Thornhill) and Lee Simpson and John Sedgewick (Tri-Cast Calder) both 33.

Woodhouse Grange, Doncaster, S. Yorks. Wed, 10, Willows Pit. Steve Ginna (Woodhouse Grange) 39-4-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 2; Keith Sanders (Woodhouse Grange) 24-12-0; Neil Copeland (Woodhouse Grange) 22-5-0. Thurs, 12. Kingfisher. Ian Taylor (Cats and Dogs) 44-13-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 7; Tom Wilson (Howden) 37-4-0; Ian Green (Woodhouse Grange) 33-1-0. Sat, 22, Ghost. Tom Wilson (Howden) 72-7-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 2; Bernie Larder (Woodhouse Grange) 59-7-0; John Pearson (Woodhouse Grange) 55-0-0. Sun, 20. Dog Kennel. Bernie Larder (Woodhouse Grange) 58-11-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 7; Ian Taylor (Cats and Dogs) 51-3-0; Sean O’Mally (Woodhouse Grange) 45-2-0.

Yarm, River Tees, Yarm, Sun. 25. Andy Hamilton (Maver Newman Scotts) 5-1-0, eels, skimmers and roach on pole feeder and worm; Ian Lumb (Maver Newman Scotts) 4-14-0; Dave Smiddy (Maver Newman Scotts) 4-13-0; Stuart Bell (Maver Newman Scotts) 2-10-0.

Yorkshire Groundworks, Beverley Canal, E. Yorks. Sun, 18. Dave Brooks junior (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 9-2-0, roach, caster, peg 34; Dave Brooks senior (Hull) 8-0-0; Barry Sayer (Beverley) 7-8-0.



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