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Alder’s Farm, Great Brickhill, Buckinghamshire. Sun. Match Lake. 25. Des Proud (Mill View Tackle) 150-0-0, carp to 5 lb, straight legered bread punch, peg 4; Richard Brain (GOT Baits Matchbox) 121-1-0; Martin Greene (Daiwa Kamasan Starlets) 73-0-0; Chris Jones (Alser’s Farm) 63-8-0; Colin Fossdick (Garbolino Appollo) 51-0-0; Adam Wayman (Ringers Baits) 48-0-0.

Back Arun Fishery, Arundel, West Sussex. Sun. Carp Lake. 16. Kevin Parker (Apollo) 85-8-0, all-carp, red maggot up in the water, peg 17; Mick Chipperfield (Hansfords) 51-0-0; Mark Holland (NDP 10) 37-0-0; Ollie Tilley (Fox Match) 27-0-0; Martin Twine (Back Arun) 18-0-0; Paul Romaniuk (Back Arun) 15-8-0.

Bathampton AA Silver Champs, Round Four, Withy Pool, Hunstrete Fishery, Somerset. Thurs. 21. Harry Muir (Midsomer Norton) 23-5-0, eight bream on pole and maggot over micro pellets, peg 66; Andy Shields (Midsomer Norton) 18-10-0; Rich Coles (Bridgwater) 16-9-0; John Smith (Bristol) 15-4-0; Paul Barnfield (Bath) 15-2-0; Ray Bazeley (Bristol) 13-0-0. League: Dave Wride 5; Mike Nicholls 6; Mike Jones and John Smith both 7. Pairs: Mike Jones and Andy Shields 13; Mike Owens and Mike Nicholls 13.

BK Fisheries, Hayle, Cornwall. Sun. Billy’s Pool. 13. Tony Jose (BK Fisheries) 38-0-0, carp to 5 lb, straight legered sweetcorn, peg 23; James Redfern (BK Fisheries) 33-8-0; Brian White (BK Fisheries) 20-0-0; John Wilson (BK Fisheries) 19-13-0; John Maundrill (BK Fisheries) 17-10-0; Ron Hurst (BK Fisheries) 16-14-0.

Carps AC, Sensas Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Sun. Campbell. 16. Tom Magnell (Enterprise Angling) 98-8-0, carp on waggler and maggot, peg 126; Gary Cross (Maver Veals) 95-14-0; Rich Aherne (Team Awashima) 90-8-0; Paul Blake (Carps AC) 33-11-0. Silvers: Paul Blake 28-3-0.

Chilton Trinity, Bridgwater, Somerset. Wed. 17. Tom Thick (Thatchers Tackle) 21-8-0, four carp on pole and maggot in the margins, peg 2; Alan Oram (Dynamite Baits) 21-13-0; Tony Rixon (Avon Angling Mosella) 11-0-0; John Bradford (Avon Angling) 8-12-0; Kev Molten (Avon Angling) 8-7-0; John Thompson (Carps AC) 8-0-0.

Clevedon Freshwater AC v Fry’s AC, Apex Lake, Highbridge. Sun. Rob Garland (Fry’s AC) three good carp on bread with bream 28-8-0; Adie Baker (Clevedon) 20-11-0 Brian Derrick (Fry’s AC) 12-15-0. Teams: Clevedon 43-8-0; Fry’s 41-7-0.

Colemans Cottage, near Witham, Essex. Sun. 22. John Shepherd (Colchester Bait & Tackle) 73-0-0, mainly carp to 3 lb with ide and F1s, 14.5 m pole to Island, 4 mm pellet over 2 mm feed, peg 23 Pathfield Lake; Phil Pesseira (Colemans Cottage) 52-0-0; Paul Lewis (Colemans) 47-0-0; Jeff Church (Rayleigh) 45-8-0; Bernie Fraser (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 45-0-0; Danny Grimsey (Browning Wickford) 43-0-0.

Drennan Oxford Canal League, Final Round, Kennet and Avon Canal. Sun. 18. Micky Elliot (Drennan GOT Baits) 17-14-0, perch and skimmers on pole, worms and bloodworm; Chris Telling (Daiwa Gordon League ) 6-2-0; Dave Guntrip (Milo Bordon) 5-1-0; Geoff Lewingdon (Drennan GOT Baits) 4-14-0. Final league: Chris Tilling 23; Micky Elliot 21; Michael Head 20; Geoff Lewingdon 18; Martin Kirk 17; Michael Denton 16.

Exeter AA, Victoria Products League, Round Three. River Tone, Somerset. Wayne Mitchell (Team Jinx) 23-0-0, chub and roach on stick float and maggot; Steve Hayman (Exeter) 21-4-0; Glyn Spiller (Tiverton) 17-10-0; Paul Ware (Tiverton) 17-6-8; Paul Russell (Exeter) 14-12-0; Steve Jeffery (Exeter) 13-10-0.

Fennes, near Braintree, Essex. Sun. 23. Chris Sale (Bill’s Tackle) 24-0-0, bream and skimmers, pole and maggot, Ashgrounds peg 55; Dickie Carr (Drennan) 22-8-0; Dave Harden (Goat & Boot) 21-0-0; Chris Orrin (Bill’s Tackle) 20-4-0; Alan Lee (Bill’s Tackle) 14-4-0.

Gillingham AA, Dave Hillier Upper Stour Memorial, Dorset Stour, Catholics to Highbridge. Sun. 36. Alan Rendall (Gillingham AA) 9-4-0, four chub on bomb and maggot, peg 45, Big Hole at Catholics; Vic Abbott (Premier Angling) 4-13-0; Martin Barratt (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 4-12-0; John Nuttall (Salisbury) 3-14-0; Ken Murchie (Gillingham) 3-12-0; Rich Fripp (Gillingham) 2-5-0.

Gold Valley, Ash, Hampshire. Wed. 13. Will Raison (Daiwa) 28-10-0, roach on pole and maggots; Charlie Dalton (Springlakes) 23-4-0; Pem Wrighting (Maver) 16-6-0. Sun. 42. Perry Stone (Yorkshire Baits) 37-2-0, six carp on bomb and pellet; Ramsey King (Milo Bordon) 30-0-0; Simon Kiefer (Kennet Ospreys) 29-15-0; Sean Barnet (Milo Bordon) 28-8-0; John Colwing (High Wycombe) 28-6-0; Geoff Ashcroft (High Wycombe) 26-12-0.

Greenridge Farm, Romsey, Hampshire. Sat. Canals 3 and 4. 12. Andy Potter (Dandys K2) 81-8-0, carp to 5 lb on pole and maggot, peg 28 Canal 3; Anthony Flint (Tubertini South) 61-4-0; Andy Quarmby (Middy) 59-0-0; Pete Newman (Sonubaits) 47-4-0; Mark Fitzgerald (Greenridge Farm) 42-0-0; Richard Wyatt (New Milton) 41-0-0.

Ilminster AA, R. Isle, Somerset. Royal Oak and Tacklebox Winter League, Final Round. Sun. 4. Neil Dring (Ilminster) 5-8-0, roach and dace on stick float and maggot, peg 125 Isle Brewers; Rob Cox (Ilminster) 3-1-0. Final league: Martin Heard (Tiverton) 11; Jamie Rich (Against Men and Fish) 13; Steve Parker (Ilton) 16.

Ivy House, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire. Sat. Match Lake. 21. Scott Shaw (Ivy House) 65-6-0, carp on bomb and maggot, peg 33; Simon Stacey (Ivy House) 42-1-0; Gary Etheridge (Garbolino BVMG) 36-3-0; John Williams (Ivy House) 35-0-0; Silvers: Ian Millichip (Ivy House) 10-9-0. Sun. Match Lake. 20. Dick Young (Ivy House) 35-12-0, four carp with silver fish on 13 m pole and maggot, peg 31; Ian Millichip (Ivy House) 25-2-0; Ryan Shipp (Ivy House) 14-0-0; John Williams (Ivy House) 8-2-0. Silvers: Ryan Shipp 10-0-0.

Landsend Farm Fishery, Winter League, Round Five, Wedmore, Somerset. Sun. 32. Dale Howsen (Landsend) 63-0-0, 13 carp on 14 m pole with maggot over caster, peg 21; Phil Harding (Avon Angling) 58-14-0; Ken Rayner (MFS) 40-3-0; Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 39-14-0; Mike Nicholls (Silverfox) 37-2-0; Clint Wojtyla (Avon Angling) 36-14-0. Silvers: Tony Rixon 21-10-0. League: Tony Rixon 11; Tom Thick (Thatchers Tackle) 14.

Mid Cornwall Fisheries, Summercourt, Cornwall. Sun. Neil’s Lake. 10. Nigel Taylor (Barns) 42-6-0, carp on pole and feeder with pellet, peg 13; Keith Rowlandson (Barns) 24-13-0; Mick Heacock (Barns) 24-5-0; Mike Ashcroft (Barns) 20-9-0; Roger Naylor (Barns) 18-15-0.

Milemead, Tavistock, West Devon. Sun. (Feb. 12) Match Lake. 14. Rick Johnston (Tubertini) 45-0-0, ten carp on bomb and maggot, peg 29; Andy Wilkinson (Tackle Barn) 36-10-0; Mark Cullerton (Milemead) 27-5-0; Nick Jones (Tackle Barn) 23-11-0; Phil Coles (Tackle Trader) 22-2-0; Chris Morris (Tackle Barn) 20-9-0. Silvers: Chris Morris 10-2-0. Sun. Devon Winter League, Round Seven, Match and Carp Lakes. 32. Paul Morris (So Simple) 81-0-0, 25 carp to 7 lb on Method feeder and maggot, peg 28 Match Lake: Chris Witham (Torquay MG) 76-15-0; Andy Dare (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 75-15-0; Gary Webber (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 65-15-0; Matt Griffiths (Tackle Barn B) 56-7-0; Chris Morris (Tackle Barn B) 55-8-0. Silvers: Sam Powell (Tackle Trader) 51-10-0. League: Preston Innovations Thatchers 23; Stafford Moor Gonuts, Tackle Trader and Tackle Barn A all 26 points.

Moor House Farm Fisheries, Haywards Heath, East Sussex. Sat. Sidewinder Lake. 18. Stuart Williamson (Propajob Baits) 90-0-0, F1s, double red maggot over pellet to far bank, peg 14; Ian Harrington (Maver Cardinals) 67-8-0; Alan Atkins (Faulners AC) 56-4-0; Rob Harman (Propajob Baits) 47-12-0; Simon Payne (Horsted Keynes) 45-4-0; Norman Cragg (Propajob Baits) 42-6-0.

Ockendon Bait & Tackle, Puddledock, near Upminster, Essex. Sun. Snake Lake. 48. Jay Martin (Dartford) 167-0-0, carp to 12 lb, punched bread; Ian Hutchinson (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 63-8-0; Mark Toulson (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 45-12-0; Richard Thomas (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 44-6-0; Doug Botley (Angling Direct) 41-0-0; Albert Bowers (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 39-8-0.

Revels Fishery, Dorchester, Dorset. Tue. 10. Nige Bartlett (M5 Angling) 44-1-0, small carp and silver fish on pellet and maggot; Dave Burford (Yeovil) 13-0-0; Jumbo Harris (Wareham) 9-3-0.

Royal Berkshire Fishery, Windsor, Buckinghamshire. Sat. 12. John Taylor (Apollo) 19-4-0, roach and perch on pole and maggots; Mark Bowman (Sensas A4) 18-0-0; Lee Giles (Sensas A4) 17-4-0.

Sensas Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Sat. Silver Fish Pairs Match, Campbell. 16. Steve Jackson (Garbolino) 20-2-0, skimmers on waggler and caster, peg 126; Barry Fitchew (Mosella) 18-12-0; Andy Power (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 18-10-0; Dan Squires (Carps AC) 16-14-0. Pairs: Barry Fitchew and Dan Squires 3 points.

Sonubaits Passies, Lancing, West Sussex. Sun. Silverfish League, Main Lake. 24. Samantha Sim (Preston Innovations Delcac) 26-2-0; Dave Lewis (Milo Borden) 25-12-0; Jamie Grainger (Preston Innovations Delcac) 23-12-0; Geoff Vallance (Preston Innovations Delcac) 19-4-0; Steve Gardener (Milo) 17-10-0; John Marshall (Meatbashers) 17-2-0.

Sport One Silverfish League, Round Five, Iden Wood Fishery, Iden, East Sussex. Sun. Match Lake. 13. Bill Postlethwaite (Moatrix Invicta) 7-6-8, skimmers and roach, pole and maggot; Tim Relf (Iden Wood Fishery) 6-12-0; Nick Gilbert (NG Floats) 6-1-0; Nick Plum (Sport One) 5-5-0; Chris Jones (Sport One) 3-12-0; Dennis price (Sport One) 3-10-0.

Tylers Common, near Brentwood, Essex. Sat. 33. Ross Harold (Angling Direct) 66-4-0, 20 carp to 5 lb, short pole or maggot waggler (Golden Peg; Mick Brown (Debden) 64-3-0; Steve Copping (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 54-0-0; Steve Reynolds (Tylers Common) 52-0-0; Dave Hough (Crayford) 50-14-0; Steve James (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 50-2-0.

White Acres, Cornwall. Wed. Canal. 9. Harry Billing (Mosella Garbolino) 79-8-0, carp and F1s on pole and pellet, peg 14; Roger Baker (Sensas Thyers) 60-0-0; Arthur Turner (Gwinear) 45-2-0; Roy Booth (White Acres) 38-12-0. Sun. Winter League, Pollawyn, Jenny’s and Trelawney. 36. Mick Kearns (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 46-0-0, bream, roach, F1’s and perch on pole with caster and maggot, peg 22 Pollawyn; Harry Billing (Mosella Garbolino) 43-14-0; Andy Patterson (White Acres) 39-12-0; Paul Carpenter (White Acres) 35-10-0; Mike O’Gorman (Bolingey) 35-8-0; Chas Ward (Gwinear) 34-5-0.

Willow Park Winter League, Round Eight, Ash, Hampshire. Sat. 28. Russ Grimes (Milo Bordon) 46-6-0, bream and F1s, pole and pellets; Alex Clements (Sensas A4) 40-4-0; Ian Summers (Willow White) 29-4-0; Alan Chedbone (Browning Crowsports) 24-10-0; Ade Blackwell (Browning Crowsports) 24-7-0; Chris Love (Willow Black) 19-2-0; Bradley Gibson (Sensas A4) 19-2-0. Teams: Milo Bordon 32; Willow Black 23; Browning Crowsports 22. League: Milo Bordon 194; Willow Black 175; Sensas A4 164.

Wylands, Battle, East Sussex. Sun. New Snake Lake. 15. John Oliver (Wylands) 22-4-0, carp and silver fish, pole and maggot; Tony Guillan (Wylands) 15-12-0; Mick Wells (Sensas South East) 9-12-0; Carlton Easter (Iden Wood Fishery) 9-0-0; Paul Lawton (Wylands) 8-8-0; Derek Seymour (Polegate) 8-0-0.