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* Bank End, Finningley, S. Yorks. Sun, 31. Dean Richmond (Cats and Dogs) 170-6-0, carp, pole and pellet, peg 8; Trevor Jordan (Bank End) 152-15-0; Steve Donoghue (Daiwa Dons) 145-1-0; Graham Housley (Bank End) 126-10-0; Kev Holvey (Tri-Cast) 126-4-0; Dean Foster (Kerfoots Tackle) 104-0-0

* Daiwa Hallcroft, Retford, Notts. Sun, 41. Moat. Dave Whiting (Buttonhole AC) 180-12-0, carp and bream, pole fishing different hook baits over casters and groundbait, peg 38 island; Gordon Gibson (Worksop) 161-14-0; Ben Holmes (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) 124-12-0; J. Green (Kilnhurst) 118-6-0; Steve Quibell (Rotherham) 95-8-0.

* Garbolino Lindholme, Donny, S. Yorks. Sun, 31. Ben Fisk (Middy) 118-6-0, small carp, pellet up in water, Willows peg 42; Dale Sheppard (Maver Frenzee) 109-0-0; Steve Rothery (Daylite Baits) 98-11-0; Colin Wood (Garbolino Lindholme) 90-6-0.

* Happy League Practice, River Don, Sprotborough, S. Yorks. Sun, 56. Brian Butlin (Dunlop Worksop) 6 Kg 900 gr, skimmers, feeder and maggot, peg 105; Paul Slack (Sensas North) 5.750; Ian Exley (Daiwa Dons) 5.430; Stuart Rampling (Dunlop Worksop) 5.000; Richard Vaughan (Daiwa Dons) 4.920; Ian Lee (Rotherham) 4.700.

* Middle Calder Championships, River Calder, Dewsbury to Mirfield, W. Yorks. Sun, 52. Nigel Hirst (Mirfield) 16-10-0, dace and grayling, stick and caster; Geoff Scollick (Bradford) 14-2-0; Tony Earnshaw (Mirfield) 13-12-0; Ian Bates (Leeds) 13-0-0; Lee Marshall (Grimsby) 12-14-0; Steve Raper (Leeds) 12-10-0.

* Mirfield, Aire and Calder Navigation, Altofts, W. Yorks. Sat, 32. Brian Farrar (Altofts) 14-11-0, roach and perch on poled maggot at 11m from peg 20; Peter Baron (Tackle 2U) 10-2-0; Lee Marshall (Grimsby) 8-14-0; Denis White (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 6-6-0.

* Oaks, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat, 30. Andy Nelson (Browning Quaker) 117-15-0, carp to 6 lb, maggot, Cedar peg 65; Harry Bignall (Oaks) 103-15-0; Luke Hawksworth (Daiwa Cleveland Angling Centre) 89-9-0; Chris Hall (Oaks) 76-11-0.

* Ripon, River Ure, Ripon, N. Yorks. Sun, 35. Nick Smith (Aireborough) 10-2-0, 3 chub, bomb and bread, peg 8; Fred Hardcastle (Woodlands Tackle) 8-6-0; Steve Young (Helperby) 7-12-0; Martin Preston (Northern Angling) 7-11-0.

* Tees Championships, River Tees, Yarm. Sun, 47. Russ Hodgson (Shotton) 11-13-0, bream and skimmers, poled maggot, peg 157; Ron Robertson (Yarm) 10-4-0; Neil Cave (Yarm) 9-15-0; Mal Dunlop (Browning Quaker) 8-0-0; Dave Waterson (Yarm) 6-15-0; Adam Richards (Browning) 6-10-0.

* Thornaby, River Tees, Croft. Sun, 34. Graham Ellison (Thornaby) 13-14-0, dace and grayling, waggler and maggot, peg 50; Ant Smith (Thornaby) 8-12-0; Steve Chantry (Darlington) 8-0-0; Paul Stainsby (Thornaby) 5-13-0.


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Smaller match results

Barnburgh, Doncaster. Tues, 15. Over 50’s. Top lake. Les Peace (Barnburgh) 66-4-0, F1’s on pole and pellet; John Simms (Barnburgh) 57-13-0; Paul Brunyee (Castleford) 56-0-0; Norman McGill (Barnburgh) 55-6-0. Wed, 16. Top. Ryan Law (Barnburgh) 129-0-0, F1’s on poled pellet; John Simms (Barnburgh) 103-0-0; Les Peace (Barnburgh) 82-11-0; Paul Jenkinson (Barnburgh) 79-15-0. Sun, 19. Middle. John Simms (Barnburgh) 115-0-0, barbel on poled maggot; Mick Owen (Barnburgh) 111-0-0; Ryan Law (Barnburgh) 102-0-0; Chris Day (Doncaster) 90-10-0.

Daiwa Hallcroft, Retford, Notts. Mon, 23. Veterans. Bridge. Reg Turner (Retford) 75-1-0, carp and skimmers on pole with meat and pellet shallow, peg 16 island; Jack Hobson (Sheffield) 73-0-0; Nigel Wood (MAP Leegem) 63-12-0. Tues pm, 25. Moat outer. Dick Clegg (Brittannia Tackle) 158-10-0, carp on pole and paste, peg 70; Jamie Masson (Marukyu) 151-5-0; Andy Bailey (Daiwa Dons) 144-8-0; S. Kennedy (Hallcroft) 104-2-0; Jack Hobson (Sheffield) 89-3-0; Lee Hewison (MAP Leegem) 89-0-0. Thurs, 34. Veterans. Moat outer. Joe Simms (MAP Leegem) 81-14-0, carp and bream on pole and pellet, peg 74; Nigel Wood (MAP Leegem) 78-14-0; Roger Holmes (Notts AA) 65-2-0; Paul Schoof (Hallcroft) 63-10-0; Brian Sullivan (Maltby) 62-10-0; Arthur Beresford (MAP Leegem) 58-12-0. Fri pm, 15. Moat island. Pete Miles (Doncaster) 190-0-0, carp and bream on pole and maggot over groundbait, peg 27; Jack Hobson (Sheffield) 138-8-0; Dave Whiting (Buttonhole AC) 130-6-0; Andy Bailey (Daiwa Dons) 120-15-0; J Oldfield (Sheffield) 107-2-0. Sat, 20. Moat outer. Dave Whiting (Buttonhole AC) 128-14-0, carp and bream on pole with worm and caster, peg 51; Andy Bailey (Daiwa Dons) 126-10-0; Daz Oldham (Maltby) 100-2-0; John Kelly (Kellys Stores) 74-12-0. Sat, 24. Clubman Final. Moat island. Derek Oldfield (Plough AC) 92-6-0, carp to 10lb on pole with corn and meat in the margins, peg 38; Alan Tait (New Packet Inn) 62-8-0; Shane Pimperton (Plough AC) 60-4-0; Lee Hewison (MAP Leegem) 54-4-0; Andy Cordall (Bryden AC) 39-14-0; Nigel Wood (Railway Fed) 35-8-0.

Dynamite Baits Scunthorpe DAA, Tidal Trent, South Clifton, Lincs. Thurs, 16. Roly Moses (Brigg) 9-7-0, roach, perch and dace, waggler, hemp and bronze maggot, peg 44; Colin Williams (Brigg) 8-9-0; Steve Drage (Bawtry) 7-3-0; Terry Moroz (Worksop) 6-4-0; Geoff Winterbottom (Brigg) 5-9-0; Dave Ashmore (Grimsby) 4-7-0.

Kiveton Hall, nr Sheffield. Sun, 10. Paul Burt (Kiveton) 84-4-0, carp on poled paste, peg 55; Derek Oldfield (Kiveton) 58-11-0; Mark Richmond (Kiveton) 56-8-0; Pete Ellis (Kiveton) 48-0-0.

Langwith Lakes, York. Sun, 28, Bethany and Anya lakes. Jake Duckworth (Strayside) 135-10-0, carp, maggot on mud line, Anya 28; John Brain (Harrogate) 110-6-0; Harry Bignell (Beverly) 99-12-0; Tim Bell (York Tackle) 96-4-0; Andy Barker (Kippax) 92-9-0; Mark Booth (Goole Avengers) 88-12-0.



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Mosella Westwoodside, S. Yorks. Tues, 14. Dave Richardson (Thorne) 84-0-0, carp on poled meat; Robin Goforth (Mosella Westwoodside) 71-12-0; Mick Glaister (Stainforth Angling) 71-8-0; Mick Burns 54-8-0; Mick Rodgerson (Woodhouse Grange) 48-8-0.

Oaks, Sessay, N. Yorks. Tues, 10. Chris Hall (Oaks) 160-10-0, carp to 9 lb, meat and corn, Maple peg 62; Luke Hawksworth (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) 117-2-0; Chris Kendall (Middy) 115-8-0. Wed, 18, Ash, Beech and Sycamore lakes. Luke Hawksworth (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) 176-10-0, carp to 2 lb, pellet in edge; Tony Watson (Browning Quaker) 155-13-0; Richy Newton (Daiwa Cleveland Angling Centre) 152-3-0. Thurs, 16. Chris Hall (Oaks) 147-2-0, carp to 6 lb, maggot, Cedar peg 8; Richy Newton (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) 131-0-0; Chris Kendall (Middy) 127-7-0. Sun, 28, Ash, Beech and Sycamore. Andy Barker (Oaks) 146-9-0, carp to 5 lb, pellet, Beech 9; Paul Newman (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) 138-0-0; Mark Calvert (Garbolino Elton) 137-0-0.

Oaktree Leisure, Pond Four, N. Yorks. Sun, 14. Steve Hodson (RSPS) 116-8-0, carp to 4 lb, meat and pellet at 12m, peg 18; Mike Babb (Oaktree Leisure) 83-8-0; John Cosgrove (Guisley) 62-0-0.

Pheonix and Parkgate. South Yorkshire Navigation. Kilnhurst. Sun, 18. Dave Lawton (Pheonix and Parkgate) 9-9-0, roach and skimmers on pole and squatt; Stuart Senior (Pheonix and Parkgate) 7-8-0; Maurice Curtis (Pheonix and Parkgate) 6-4-0; Alan Banks (Pheonix and Parkgate) 6-2-0; Trevor Parkin (Pheonix and Parkgate) 5-3-0.

Sykehouse Fishery, S. Yorks. Wed, 18. Mark Price (Stainforth Angling) 196-1-0, carp, pellet waggler, peg 26; Jamie Knott (Stainforth Angling) 128-4-0; Mick Glaister (Stainforth Angling) 108-0-0. Sun, 24. Terry Cherobrier (Woodlands) 59-3-0, carp, Method feeder, peg 27; Jamie Salter (Sykehouse) 49-0-0; John Walkden (Stainforth Angling) 39-5-0.

Viking Fishery. Pollington, E Yorks. Sat, 27. Hawk. Malc Bailey (Castleford) 35-11-0, carp on pole and paste, peg 1; Chris Watson (Ackworth) 30-1-0; Wayne Redfearn (Ossett) 22-15-0; D. Holdham 22-9-0.

Woodhouse Grange. Doncaster. Wed, 10. Heron. Stef Huntington (Goole) 91-8-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 7; Ginner (Woodhouse Grange) 56-0-0; Tony Clegg (Woodhouse Grange) 33-12-0. Thurs, 12. Kingfisher. Ian Taylor (Cats and Dogs) 139-0-0, carp on poled paste, peg 7; Mick Rodgerson (Woodhouse Grange) 135-0-0; Ian Green (Woodhouse Grange) 95-8-0. Sat, 14. Kingfisher. Keith Sanders (Woodhouse Grange) 139-8-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 3; John Pearson (Kingfisher Angling) 134-8-0; Bernie Larder (Woodhouse Grange) 102-4-0. Sun, 12. Willows. Keith Sanders (Woodhouse Grange) 67-0-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 4; Malc Compton 56-4-0; Baz Walton (Thorne) 38-8-0.



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