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* Calder League, River Calder, Mirfield, W. Yorks. Sun, 58. Norman Thewliss (Mirfield) 36-10-0, nine chub and six grayling, stick float and caster, pegged by the gravel pits; Tony Beech (Quorn) 30-0-0; James Vickerman (Bradford No.1 AA) 28-12-0; Pete Vickerman (Bradford No.1 AA) 18-12-0; Andy James (Bradford No.1 AA) 16-9-0; Mick Hughes (Punky’s 8) 16-2-0.

* Garbolino Lindholme, Willows and Loco lakes, S. Yorks. Sat, 41. S. Harris (Brigg Tackle) 161-0-0, carp on pole and pellet; R. Lingard (Brigg Tackle) 152-14-0; Steve Simmons (Lindholme) 139-3-0; Les Marshall (Lindholme) 137-3-0; Steve Mazza (FPI Pellets) 131-10-0. Sun, 50. Andy Whitehouse (Scunthorpe Tackle) 132-3-0, carp, pole and pellet, peg 23 Bonsai; Paul McIntyre (Bait-Tech) 129-3-0; Lee Hardwick (Aston) 124-9-0; Greg Norris (Garbolino Lindholme) 122-11-0; J. Backhouse 116-1-0; A. Harrison 113-8-0.

* Happy League Practice, New Junction Canal, Northfield to Top Lane, S. Yorks. Sun, 67. James Cameron (Clay Lane) 9 Kg 520 gr, roach, poled squatt and hemp, peg 97; Steve Williamson (Hull DAA) 5.560; Ian Turner (Worksop) 5.260; Paul Slack (Sensas North) 4.800; Sean Wright (Daiwa Dons) 4.600; Steve Lowther (Daiwa Dons) 4.420.

* Mirfield, Aire and Calder Navigation, Altofts, W. Yorks. Sat, 41. Carl Stephenson (Altofts) 12-10-0, four chub and ten perch, waggler and caster, peg 19; Andy Bradley (Mirfield) 8-12-0; Dean Grace (Pontefract) 6-7-0; Keith Hobson (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 6-5-0; Pete Baron (Tackle 2U) 6-3-0.

* Northallerton, River Swale, Scruton, N. Yorks. Sun, 38. Steve Beckwith (Leeds Angling Centre) 21-4-0, five chub, waggler and caster, peg 25; Phil Stead (Northallerton) 15-12-0; Steve Evans (Brotherton) 14-10-0; Nick Smith (Aireborough) 11-8-0.

* Oaks, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat, 32, Cedar Lake. Rob Minikin (Sonubaits) 141-6-0, carp to 9 lb, pellet, 14m; Rich Sowerby (Knaresborough) 121-5-0; Chris Hall (Oaks) 117-1-0; Chris Kendall (Middy) 104-3-0; Dean Smith (Matrix Bait-Tech)  93-2-0. Sun, 47, Ash, Beech and Sycamore. Dean Smith (Matrix Bait-Tech) 138-11-0, carp to 2 lb, Method feedered pellet, Sycamore 26; Chris Kendall (Middy) 127-7-0; Chris Hall (Oaks) 122-14-0; Phil Sellars (Woodlands Tackle) 108-12-0; Luke Hawksworth (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) 98-14-0.

* Paul and Jim Andrews Memorial, Tidal Trent, North Clifton and Laughterton, Lincs. Sun, 43. Steve Edson (Leeds Angling Centre) 19-15-0, bream and skimmers, feedered maggot, peg 26 N.Clifton; John Small (Lincoln) 19-13-0; Martin Kotek (Lincoln) 19-7-0; Dean Smith (Lincoln) 13-10-0; Alan Henry (Dynamite Baits) 12-5-0.

* Woodlands, Thirsk. N. Yorks. Sat, 38, Skylark, Partridge and Curlew lakes. Bob Lee (Woodlands Tackle) 172-4-0, 39 carp, bomb and pellet, Partridge 17; Les Bolton (Woodlands Tackle) 153-0-0; Gordon Poole (Woodlands Tackle) 141-10-0; Gareth Smith (Woodlands Tackle) 136-13-0; Adam Richards (Browning) 135-9-0.


Results of smaller matches and midweekers

Bank End. Finningley. Sun, 28. Graham Clark (Bank End) 214-8-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 14; Steve Donoghue (Daiwa Dons) 211-12-0; Reg Fearn (Daiwa Dons) 195-2-0; Mick Whitham (Sheffield) 162-9-0; Kev Feast (Daiwa Dons) 150-14-0; Matt Grove (Bank End) 141-2-0.

Barnburgh, Doncaster. Tues, 25. Over 50’s. Alf Head (Thurnscoe Coronation) 113-0-0. carp on pole and pellet in the margins, peg 9; Paul Brunyee (Castleford) 105-0-0; Phil Larkin (Barnburgh) 90-8-0; Arthur Law (Barnburgh) 86-0-0. Fri pm. Pete Gosney (Barnburgh) 127-0-0, F1s on pole and pellet; Ian Heywood (Barnburgh) 96-0-0; Alf Head (Barnburgh) 74-0-0; Paul Jenkinson (Barnburgh) 65-0-0. Sun, 21. Paul Jenkinson (Barnburgh) 114-15-0, carp on pole and paste; Mick Cunliffe (Barnburgh) 92-9-0; Les Peace (Barnburgh) 89-8-0; Rob Pilkington (Barnburgh) 77-13-0.

Calder Angling, Oaks, Sessay. Tues, 27. Dave Finnigan (Calder Angling Supplies) 80-11-0, carp to 4 lb, meat at 4 and 11m, Cedar peg 47; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 76-11-0; Richard Holmes (Lowhills) and Steve Mitchell (Matrix Halifax) both 76-9-0.

Daiwa Hallcroft, Retford, Notts. Mon, 18. Bridge pool. Brian Sullivan (Maltby) 69-0-0, carp on pole and pellet shallow, peg 7 island; Ian Donaldson (Notts AA) 55-15-0; Rob Bell (Barnsley) 55-12-0; Geoff Hiley (Mansfield) 49-4-0; Ken Pacey (Gainsborough) 48-2-0. Tue pm. Moat island. Chris Line (Retford Angling Centre) 66-12-0, carp to 8lb on pole with corn and cat meat, peg2; Mark Cordall (New Packet) 59-14-0; Mick Hall (Tuxford) 57-10-0. Thurs, 26. Bridge. Andy Sellars (Bankside Tackle) 139-9-0, carp on waggler and meat, peg 26 outer; Dick Clegg (Brittannia) 66-14-0; Dave Speight (Sheffield) 64-4-0; Ken Pacey (Gainsborough) 50-6-0; Ian Donaldson (Notts AA) 49-0-0. Fri. Moat island. Dave Oldfield (Sheffield) 76-8-0, carp on pole and paste in the margins, peg 9; Dave Whiting (Buttonhole AC) 62-8-0; Nigel Wood (MAP Leegem) 56-14-0. Sat, 20. Moat. Andy Oldham (Frenzee) 111-13-0,  carp on pole and meat shallow, peg 24 island; Gordon Gibson (Worksop) 92-6-0; Jason Thomas (Subfish) 87-10-0; Andy Sellars (Bankside Tackle) 67-2-0; Gary Mumby (MAP Leegem) 63-4-0. Sun. Moat and Canal. Paul Elliott (MAP Leegem) 146-2-0, carp on pole with paste, peg 2 Canal, also won £1000 link peg; Steve Clark (Sensas Mansfield) 112-8-0; Gary Mumby (MAP Leegem) 110-14-0; Andy Sellars (Bankside Tackle) 99-9-0; Brian Sullivan (Maltby) 93-2-0; Steve Twigg (MAP Leegem) 81-14-0.

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Dynamite Baits/Scunthorpe DAA, Tidal Trent, South Clifton, Lincs. Thurs, 18. Dave Thornley (Matlock) 13-4-0, bream and skimmers, groundbait feeder with worm and caster; worm and maggot on the hook, peg 45; Roly Moses (Brigg) 8-14-0; Terry Moroz (Worksop) 6-13-0; Dave Ashmore (Grimsby) 6-1-0; Nigel Broadley (Brigg) 3-10-0; Steve Manifield (Retford) 3-5-0.

Ferryboat Farm, Conisborough. Sun, 17. Mark Jackson (Rotherham) 47-0-0, carp on method feeder; Tony Brown (Ferryboat) 37-2-0; Derek Jackson (Rotherham) 36-2-0; Chris Adshead (Ferryboat) 29-0-0.

Garbolino Lindholme, Bonsai Lake. Thurs, 26. Steve Barraclough (Frenzee) 169-3-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 70; Dave Collier (Lindholme) 166-11-0; Steve Dyson (Lindholme) 136-1-0; Sean Cameron (Marukyu) 131-10-0.

Kiveton Hall, Sheffield. Sun, 16. Mick Todd (Kiveton) 137-4-0, carp on pole and worm, peg 11; Phil Murphy (Kiveton) 124-6-0; Paul Massey (Kiveton) 109-0-0; Roly Hill (Kiveton) 95-8-0; Les Kemp (Kiveton) 68-10-0; Steve Gill (Kiveton) 66-6-0.

Langwith Lakes, York. Sun, 25, Bethany & Anya lakes. Harry Bignell (Beverley) 125-12-0, carp, maggot, 13m, Anya peg 2; Wayne Fawthrop (Langwith) 114-12-0; Chopper Reilly (Garbolino Ossett) 110-0-0; Tim Bell (York Tackle) 107-6-0.

Oaks, Sessay, N. Yorks. Mon, 12, Cedar Lake. Luke Hawksworth (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) 125-6-0, carp to 5 lb, shallow pellet, peg 1; Chris Kendall (Middy) 119-10-0. Weds, 14. Rob Minikin (Sonubaits) 229-9-0, carp, shallow pellet at 5m; Dean Smith (Matrix Bait-Tech) 200-4-0; Chris Kendall (Middy) 199-0-0. Thurs, 15. Luke Hawksworth (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) 135-0-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet, Cedar 5; John Perella (Scots R Us) 129-14-0; Dean Smith (Matrix Bait-Tech)  114-2-0.

Oaktree Leisure, Yorks. Sun, 17, Pond 4. Mike Babb (Oaktree Leisure) 65-8-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet and caster, peg 2; Dave Wilson (Oaktree Leisure) 59-0-0; Colin McNeil (White Horse) 56-4-0.

Thornaby, River Tees, Croft, Sun, 24. Charlie Burnside (Darlington) 20-13-0, dace, waggler and maggot, peg 52; Dave Alderson (Middlesbrough) 17-10-0; Ant Smith (Thornaby) 15-9-0; Nigel Spratt (Darlington) 10-12-0.

Thornhill, Calder and Hebble Canal, Dewsbury. Sat, 14. Stuart Campbell (Matrix Halifax) 9-6-0, skimmers and perch, poled worm and caster, peg 62; Mike Sharpe (Thornhill) 6-13-0; Chris Storey (Thornhill) 6-12-8.

Viking Fishery, Pollington. Sat, 14. Hawk pond. Chris Watson (Ackworth) 78-10-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 33; Terry Bullass (Sykehouse) 65-4-0; Darren Morritt (Viking) 64-3-0; Phil Morris (Knottingley) 57-15-0.

Woodhouse Grange, Doncaster, South Yorks. Wed, 12, Heron. Andy Spick (Woodhouse Grange) 136-8-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 31; Sean O’Malley (Woodhouse Grange) 133-0-0; Ryan Bennett (Woodhouse Grange) 111-0-0. Thurs, 11. Kingfisher. John Pearson (Kingfisher Angling) 125-10-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 7; Keith Pears (Woodhouse Grange) 90-8-0; Paul Carling (Woodhouse Grange) 79-4-0. Sat, 10. Heron. Ian Taylor (Cats and Dogs) 113-4-0, carp on poled paste, peg 17; Steve Cross (Majestic) 112-2-0; Bernie Larder (Woodhouse Grange) 79-12-0. Sun, 17. Cobble. Steve Cross (Majestic) 73-8-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 46; Andy Spick (Woodhouse Grange) 50-8-0; Ian Taylor (Cats and Dogs) 34-4-0.

Woodlands, N. Yorks. Sun, 24, Partridge and Curlew lakes. Josh Newton (Browning Quaker) 105-6-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet, Partridge peg 21; John Donald (Woodlands Tackle) 91-3-0; Stuart Newberry (Woodlands Tackle) 86-15-0; Gordon Poole (Woodlands Tackle) 86-9-0.

Yarm Float-Only, River Tees, Yarm. Sun, 24. Dave Harris (Garbolino Elton) 18-13-0, four bream plus roach and perch, poled maggot, peg 81; Nigel Rance (Darlington Angling Centre) 13-5-0; Bill Blythe (Maver Newman Scotts) 11-6-0; Pete Rambow senior (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) 10-13-0.



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