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London and South Angler’s Mail Kamasan Qualifiers for November 6/7, 2010

*Essex Inter-club League, Fifth Round, River Chelmer, Boreham Black Bridge, Paper Mills and Hoe Mill upstream. Sun. 60. Mark Smith (Chelmsford B) 11-11-0, three chub to 6 lb worm, Boreham Black Bridge; Ken Spinks (Billericay A) 6-13-0; Steve Allgood (Billericay B) 5-9-0; John Shepherd (Harwich) 4-7-0; Danny Mason (Braintree) 4-0-0; Russ Samuals (Maldon) 3-12-0. Teams: Maldon 47; Chelmsford B 41; Colchester APS A and Braintree both 40.5; Harwich 39; Billericay A 34. League: Maldon 43.5; Colchester APS A 40.5; Harwich 33; Braintree 32; Chelmsford B 29.5; Colchester APS B 24.

*Kent Winter League, Round Four, Frant Lakes, East Sussex. Car Park, Sunken Island, Snags, Horseshoe and Skirmish Lakes. 60. Geoff Vallance (Preston Innovations Delcac) 70-4-0, 25 carp to 6 lb, double dead maggot with Method feeder, bay on Skirmish; Martin Trice (Preston Innovations Delcac) 68-2-0; Ian Germaney (Advanced Pole Repairs) and Jerry Morgan (Monk F1) both 56-10-0; Lee Edwards (Redbridge Terrapins) 49-14-0; Richard Taylor (Preston Innovations Delcac) 47-8-0. Teams: Preston Innovations Delcac 52; Monk F1 37; Advanced Pole Repairs 36; Redbridge Terrapins 30; Cinque Ports MG 29; Bag’em Baits 26. League: Preston Innovations Delcac 4; Monk F1 10; Advanced Pole Repairs 13; Cinque Ports MG 16; Bag’em Baits 18; Redbridge Terrapins 22.

*LAA Thames Benevolent, Grand Union Canal, Toovys Mill to Tring. Sun. 68. Kevin Shaw (Stort Valley) 9-0-0, chub, perch and roach, pole and worms; Steve Beehan (Stort Valley) 8-1-0; Ron Oliver (Edmonton and Tottenham B) 6-11-0; Danny Saggs (Roman Urn) 6-2-0; Denis Meadhurst (Warwick) 6-2-0; Barry Steward (Globe) 5-14-8. Teams: Roman Urn A 56; Edmonton and Tottenham A 51; Stort Valley 44.

*North West Winter League, Kennet and Avon Canal, Round Four, Marlborough. Sun. 80. Steve Nadine (Blackmore B) 17-15-0, skimmers and roach, pole and caster; Robbie Kepner (Devises A) 14-11-0; Chris Telling (Daiwa Gordon League B) 13-5-0; Rob Randle (Blackmore A) 12-15-0; Nigel Franks (Devises A) 12-7-0; Andy Bernston (Blackmore A) 11-2-0. Teams: Devises A 67; Blackmore A 67; Daiwa Gordon League B 66. League: Daiwa Gordon League B 261; Blackmore A 241; Devises A 233; Daiwa Gordon league A 219; Talisman A 212.

*Ockendon Bait & Tackle, Puddledock Farm, near Upminster, Essex. Snake Lake. Sun. 51. Lee Ripper (Fox GOT Baits) 68-10-0, small carp down track, pellet over micro pellet, peg 65; Eddy Feaver (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 48-8-0; Steve Barnet (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 48-4-0; Tony Todd (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 37-8-0; Steve Trimmer (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 30-2-0; Don Fresa (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 29-0-0.

*Reading & District AA, River Kennet, Lower Benyons to Beat Five. Sun. 58. John Ambrose (Reading FC) 13-0-0, chub, stick float and maggots; Rob Stevens (YOTAC 21 Club) 10-6-0; Terry Littlewood (Reading FC) 9-10-0; Alan Hughes (Courage AC) 7-4-0; Andy Chapman (RBL Tilehurst) 6-10-8; Nobby Branton (Adventure) 6-5-0; John Berry (Reading FC) 6-5-0.


Atlantic Coast AC, Gwinear, Newquay, Cornwall. Phases 1 and 3. Sun. 7. Andy Rawlings (Atlantic Coast AC) 28-4-0, carp and skimmers on pole with pellet and maggot, peg 24; Mike Ashcroft (Atlantic Coast AC) 26-12-0; Chas Ward (Atlantic Coast AC) 26-8-0; Keith Rowlinson (Atlantic Coast AC) 15-0-0; Gordon Luck (Atlantic Coast AC) 13-8-0; Christina Booth (Atlantic Coast AC) 12-0-0.

Avon Angling, Landsend Fishery, Wedmore, Somerset. Wed. 20. Kev Molten (Avon Angling) 68-8-0, carp on 13m pole and corn, peg 22; Adrian Clarke 45-13-0; Phil Harding (Avon Angling) 45-4-0; Tony Rixon (Avon Angling Mosella) 41-2-0; Nick Duckett (Team Landsend) 32-8-0; Jason Radford (Avon Angling) 31-4-0. Silvers: Tony Rixon 31-4-0.

Avon Valley Winter League Practise, Basingstoke Canal, Glen Road and Malthouse. Sun. 32. Dean Rawlden (Shakespeare Handsford) 6-5-8; Gareth Phillips (Guildford AC) 5-9-0; Dan Cooper (Guildford AC) 4-3-8.

Bathampton Over 55s and Disabled, Bridge Pool, Hunstrete Fishery, Somerset. Thu. 26. Col Golding (Carps AC) 31-4-0, three carp with silver fish, 7m pole with pellet, maggot and caster, peg 5; Mike Nicholls (Bristol) 27-10-0; Rich Coles (Megabaits) 27-3-0; Ian Sheppard (Bristol) 20-8-0; Chris Rolfe (Bristol) 17-13-0; Chris Snow (Bristol) 15-13-0. Silvers: Chris Snow 15-13-0.

BK Fisheries, Winter Pairs League, Round Two, Hayle, Cornwall. Bill’s Pool. Sun. 18. Ian Johnson (BK Fisheries) 20-0-0, six carp on pellet feeder, peg 1; John Negus (BK Fisheries) 8-6-0; Bill Knott (BK Fisheries) 7-8-0; Richard Taylor (BK Fisheries) 7-0-0; Steve Parkes (BK Fisheries) 5-10-0; John Wilson (BK Fisheries) 5-8-0. Pairs: Ian Johnson and Roger Baker (Sensas Thyers) 6 points. League: Ian Johnson and Roger Baker 11 points; Bill Knott and John Maundrill 13; Steve Parkes and Alex Swanson (BK Fisheries) 14.

Carpenters Arms 2000 AC, Cotswold Water Park, Gloucestershire. Sun. 17. Rich Jones (Carpenters Arms) 84-14-0, 19 carp to 6 lb on pole with pellet at 13m and meat at 6m, peg 17; Chris Bland (Carpenters Arms) 56-4-0; Paul Foxhall (Carpenters Arms) 44-5-0; Graham Bennett (Carpenters Arms) 24-12-0; Alan Lines (Carpenters Arms) 24-8-0; Rob Mills (Carpenters Arms) 21-6-0. Silvers: Alan Lines 21-8-0.

Farlows Lake, Iver, Buckinghamshire. Wed. 14. John Cook (AEC) 71-12-0, bream, feeder and pellets; Doug Graves (Willow Park) 48-10-0; Simon Toddhunter (Harefield Tackle) 34-14-0.

Harefield Tackle League, Farlows Lake, Iver, Buckinghamshire. Sun. 16. Mark Cotterill (Harefield Tackle) 67-2-0, bream, feeder and pellets; John Ritter (Harefield Tackle) 46-0-0; Lindsey Scott (Harefield Tackle) 42-0-0. League: Lindsey Scott 17; Graham Picton 15; Jimmy Neat 14.

Ilminster AA, River Isle, Somerset. Sun. 7. Neil Dring (Ilminster) 15-13-0, all-roach on stick float and maggot at Barneys Bend; Martin Heard (Tiverton) 5-3-0; Jamie Rich (Against Men and Fish) 3-1-0.

Kingswood Disabled and Over 55s, Bullock Farm, Kingston Seymour, North Somerset. Rushcombe Lake. Thu. 18. Bob Dark (Kingswood) 40-11-0, carp and goldfish on pole and paste, peg 41; Dave Farnan (Kingswood) 25-8-0; Tom Bailey (Kingswood) 24-14-0; Bob Warren (Bristol) 23-6-0; Pete Powe (Bristol) 24-6-0; Ted Bethel (Kingswood) 23-4-0. Knockout Cup winner: Bob Warren.

Langport AA, River Parrett, Somerset. Sun. 14. Nigel Easton (Yeovil Nomads) 20-7-0, all-roach on 6m whip with hemp and caster, peg 37; George Perkins (Tackle UK) 18-3-0; Mark VIger (Amigos) 12-9-0; Dave Jolly (Langport) 9-10-0; Geoff Barrett (Langport) 9-6-0; Chris Sandford (Amigos) 9-5-0.

Local League, Round Four, Basingstoke Canal, Ash Lock and Green Sheds. Sun. 30. Steve Beeby (Old Boys) 9-14-0, skimmers, pole and punch; Les Humphries (Old Boys) 5-1-0; Russ Ackers (Old Boys) 3-12-0; Warren Peaty (Farnham) 2-11-8; Tony Woolford (Old Boys) 2-11-0; Richard Caine (Farnham) 2-8-8. Teams: Old Boys 25; Farnham 23; Apollo 13. League: Old Boys 91; Farnham 76; Apollo 58.

Milemead, Tavistock, West Devon. Match Lake. Sun. 12. Ben Wright (Stafford Moor) 79-10-0, 15 carp to 8 lb and 20 lb of skimmers, 4m pole and corn, peg 12; Mark Cullerton (Milemead) 75-7-0; Andy Wilkinson (Tackle Barn) 54-6-0; Phil Watters (Milemead) 35-13-0; Tony Steele (Milemead) 34-9-0. Silvers: Andy Wilkinson 21-10-0.

Milo Bordon AC Winter League Practise, MBK Coloured Ponds, Rake, West Sussex. Sun. 23. Tommy Hiller (Daiwa Dorking) 51-12-0, carp, pole and meat; Dave Sandford (Garbolino Banstead) 50-12-0; Ian Dixon (Milo Bordon) 36-1-0; Colin Fuller (Milo Bordon) 31-14-0.

Oakwood Angling London Winter League Practise, Grand Union Canal, Aylesbury. Sun. 40. Carl Steffen (FM Blackhorse) 10-3-0; Michael Buchwalder (Daiwa Dorking) 9-14-0; Steve Clarke (Maver Image VdE) 9-8-0; Lol Breach (Oakwood Angling) 8-6-0; John Weedon (Maver Image VdE) 8-1-0; Rob Dzialak (FM Blackhorse) 7-14-0.

Oxford Winter League Practise, Aylesbury Arm. Sun. 46. Mick Denton (Oxford Drennan GOT Baits) 11-11-0, bream, pole and chopped worms; Mark Barrowman (Sensas A4) 10-12-0; Martin Phipps (Oxford Drennan GOT Baits) 9-7-0; Gary Barclay (Oxford Drennan GOT Baits) 7-14-0; Richard Head (Oxford Drennan GOT Baits) 7-7-0.

Sensas Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Campbell. Wed. 18. Simon Greening (Maver Royal Navy) 147-11-0, carp on waggler and bomb with meat, peg 115; Mash Masheder (Viaduct) 140-5-0; Roland Lucas (Haines AC) 128-0-0; Richard Coles (Megabaits) 72-3-0. Silvers: Steve Jackson (Garbolino Megabaits) 30-4-0. Thu. Costcutter, Campbell. 20. Leyton Palmer (Avon Angling) 142-10-0, carp on long pole and meat, peg 123; Anton Paige (GOT Baits) 105-7-0; Andy Gard (Carps AC) 60-5-0; Brian Chivers (Taunton) 56-8-0. Silvers: Nicky Collier (GOT Baits) 44-4-0. Sat. Campbell. 18. Steve Hutter (Maver Royal Navy) 162-14-0, carp on waggler and meat, peg 114; Anton Paige (GOT Baits) 160-12-0; Dick Bull (Viaduct) 113-7-0; Lewis Greenwood King (Viaduct Juniors) 107-3-0. Silvers: Nicky Collier 32-1-0. Three-day Silver Fish Festival. Match Lake. 12. Adam Palmer (Maver Royal Navy) 4 points, (76-15-0); Mash Masheder (Viaduct) 7 (59-9-0); Paul Greenwood (Viaduct) 7 (46-3-0).

South West Disabled and Over 60s AC, Acorn Carp Fishery, Kingston Seymour, North Somerset. The Paddock. Sun. 18. Bob Feltham (RSJ International) 42-12-0, carp and silver fish, 12m pole with maggot and tares, peg 23; Reg Graham 30-10-0; Ted Bethel 26-12-0; Bob Warren (Bristol) 23-6-0; Mike Jones (Bristol) 20-2-0. Andy Shields 15-12-0.

South West Teams of Four, Round Five, Bullock Farm, Kingston Seymour, North Somerset. Sun. 44. Pete Sivell (Dynamite Baits) 40-15-0, nine carp on pole and maggot, North Pool peg 9; Phil Harding (Avon Angling) 37-6-0; Dean Malin (Dynamite Baits) 35-0-0; Mike Nicholls (Charlie’s Angels) 32-13-0; Matt Taynton 30-9-0; Dave Roper 26-14-0. Teams: Dynamite Baits 35; Team Westerleigh 30; Charlie’s Angels 28. League: Team Westerleigh 50.5; Philtone Printers 41; Dynamite Baits 38.5.

Sussex Winter League Practise, Falkonvil Fishery, Downash, East Sussex. 43. Jason Kirk (Sonubaits Passies) 70-10-0, all-carp, maggot feeder, Main Lake; Pete Upperton (Middy) 61-10-0; Paul Lamb (Garbolino Apollo) 61-2-0; Steve Turner (Sonubaits Passies) 50-10-0; Barry Upperton (Meatbashers) 37-9-0; Paul Law (Garbolino Apollo) 37-4-0.

Tylers Common, near Brentwood, Essex. Sat. 24. Graham Dack (Middy) 173-0-0, 26 carp to 12 lb, maggot, Horseshoe Lake peg 48; Jason Collins (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 75-0-0; Steve Copping (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 62-7-0; Nick Darke (Verulum) 52-10-0; John Hunt (Brentwood Angling) 51-8-0; Steve James (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 44-8-0.

Willow Park Winter League, Round Three, Ash, Hampshire. Sat. 36. Chris Love (Willow Black) 67-8-0, carp, pole and pellets; Doug Graves (Willow Black) 59-12-0; Wayne Bond (Willow Bits) 56-3-0; Ian Dixon (Milo Bordon) 48-12-0; Will Buckie (Sensas A4) 38-8-0; Tony Paddon (Willow Bits) 34-6-0. Teams: Catch 22 27; Sensas A4 26; Willow Bits 25. League: Milo Bordon 79; Sensas A4 78; Apollo 74; Willow Bits 61; Browning Crowsports 59; Willow Black 56.