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*Blunham AC, Bedford Hospitals Cup, Great Ouse, Oakley and Kempston. 73. Paul Caton (Vauxhall AC) 19-7-0, dace on whip at Kempston; Steve Clark (Maver Image) 14-8-0; Tony Asplin (Wold Farm) 12-8-0; Mark Pollard (Dynamite) 12-6-0; Nigel Porter (Vauxhall) 12-3-0 (over £700 raised for Beds Hospital Charities).

*Frank Swan Memorial, Furzton Lake, Milton Keynes. 52. (£500 for charity) Gary Underwood (MK Maver Gone Fishin) 74-9-0, six carp and three bream; Bob Gale (Olney) 31-8-0; Pete Paton (Gone Fishin MK) 30-14-0; Geoff Ringer (Ringer Baits) 28-3-0) Dave Schultz (Milton Keynes) 26-1-0.

*LAA Geen Cup, Willows Lake (Bowmans), Hertfordshire. Sun. 64. Barry Oliver (Edmonton and Tottenham) 31-0-0, roach on pole and casters; Barry Couchman (Stort Valley) 26-2-0; Andy Love (Edmonton and Tottenham) 23-5-8; Lee Harper (Globe) 23-5-0; Malc Smith (Roman Urn) 18-14-0; Keith Cross (Edmonton and Tottenham) 16-10-0. Teams: Globe 51.5; Edmonton and Tottenham 49.

*London and SE Superleague, Final Round, Bough Beech Reservoir, Sevenoaks, Kent. Sun. 56. Myles Levy (Milo Bordon) 59-3-0, roach on pole and caster; Adam Lee (Garbolino Banstead) 45-0-0; Russ Grimes (Milo Bordon) 33-5-0; Danny West (Milo Bordon) 23-7-0; Dave Cooper (KC Angling),Dave Sandford (Garbolino Banstead) 21-9-0. Teams: Milo Bordon 48; Garbolino Banstead 38; Preston Innovation Delcac 35.Final league: Preston Innovation Delcac 195; Milo Bordon 186; Garbolino Banstead 166; Passies 161; KC Angling 157; Bordon Shop 140; Marsh Farm 109.

*Reading and District, Association Cup and Ferricon Press Trophy, River Kennet, Lower Benyons to Beat Five. Sun. 52. Tony Tibble (South Reading AC) 14-7-0, roach and dace, stick float, maggots and casters; Steve O,Reef (Reading FC) 13-7-0; Andy White (Courage) 10-11-0; Mick Stanley (Reading FC) 9-10-0; Paul Mason (YOTAC 21 Club) 9-3-0; Gordon Moss (Reading FC) 8-4-0.

*Sensas Commercial House League, First Round, Bristol Avon from Swinford to Jack Whites. Sun. 54. Leon Hubbard (Maver Bathampton Blue) 84-0-0, 31 bream and skimmers on feeder with roach and chub on waggler and caster, peg 46 in the cornfield at Swinford; Jon Atkins (BTM Services) 44-15-0; Lee Trivett (Preston Innovations Thatchers A) 16-11-0; Rich Lacey (Maver Bathampton Red) 16-2-0; Steve Priddle (D&W Builders) 15-11-0; Nicky Johns (Maver Bathampton Blue) 14-5-0. Teams: (A Div.): Maver Bathampton Blue and Maver Bathampton Red both 23; Preston Innovations Thatchers B 18; Preston Innovations Thatchers A 15; Town & Country 10. (B Div.): D&W Builders 17; BTM Services 16; Sensas Wiltshire Angling 15; M&N Services 11.

*Turner 400, River Thames, Kelmscot to Rushey Lock. Sun. 104. Malcolm Pearce (Oxford Isis) 15-8-0, three tench on pole and chopped worms; Mickey Elliot (Oxford Drennan) 13-2-0; Bob Bathe (Swindon Isis) 12-15-0; Dave Jarmin (Lobbies) 9-3-8; Bob Ballard (Radcot) 9-2-0; John Bohane (Swindon Talisman) 8-11-8. Teams: Shakespeare Black 81; Turners Red 79; Oxford Drennan Blue 78; Oxford Drennan Red 75; Turners Blue 73; FM Isis 69.

(Photo of overall winner of MBK Juniors Alex King & Top 3 in each age group)


Alders Farm, Great Brickhill, Buckinghamshire. Mon. Match Lake. 26. Lance Chambers (Dynamite Baits) 311-12-0, carp to 6 lb, pole and meat, peg 36; Gary Thorpe (GOT Baits Matchbox) 274-10-0; Martin Greene (Daiwa/Kamasan starlets) 237-2-0; Barry mason (Ringers Baits) 231-0-0; George Kay (Alders Farm) 222-6-0; John Beaton (Alders Farm) 195-6-0. Fri. Match Lake. 10. Trevor Price (GOT Baits) 534-0-0, carp to 6 lb, pole and maggot over Atomic Cloud, peg 36; Vic Nugent (GOT Baits) 399-9-0; Ian Pretty (GOT Baits) 313-2-0. Sun. Silver Lake. 20. Martin Amos (GOT Baits) 195-0-0, carp to 6 lb, pole and pellet, peg 16; Steve Grant (Tubertini Bag’em Baits) 162-8-0; Michael Smith (GOT Baits Matchbox) 151-8-0; Roy Makins (GOT Baits) 149-9-0; Richard Brain (GOT Baits) 135-10-0; Neil Darke (GOT Baits) 124-2-0.

Back Arun Fishery, Arundel, West Sussex, Sun. 21. Mick Chipperfield (Hansfords) 112-12-0, all-carp, pole with meat and paste, peg 2; Mark Holland (NDP 10) 82-4-0; Bruce Goulding (SAS Chichester) 72-8-0; Ken Norman (Back Arun) 70-12-0; Aiden Parker (Apollo) 63-12-0; Mick Pranskuss (Back Arun) 61-4-0.

BK Fisheries, Hayle, Cornwall. Sun. Silver Fish, Bill’s Pond. 17. Bill Knott (BK Fisheries) 17-12-0, two bream, skimmers and roach, pole, caster and chopped worm, peg 1; Richard Taylor (BK Fisheries) 10-0-0; Chris Symonds (BK Fisheries) 9-0-0; Mark Charnell (BK Fisheries) 7-2-0; Nigel Taylor (BK Fisheries) 5-4-0; Aaron Jenkin (BK Fisheries) 4-8-0.

Cornwall County Champs Qualifier, Trewaters, Truro, Cornwall. Sat. 16. Clint Elliott (Preston Innovations) 127-0-0, carp on Method feeder, pole and paste, peg 31; Andy Dare (Dynamite Baits/Bolingey) 102-12-0; Chris Hancock (Gwinear) 79-14-0; Mark Cullerton (Milemead) 79-8-0; Pete Thomas (SW Baits) 78-7-0; Paul Dench (White Acres) 74-6-0.

Dennis Payne Memorial, Hawkhurst Fishery, Kent. 20. Paul Hoffman (Sensas South East) 150-8-0; Les May (Bag’em Match Baits) 135-8-0; Terry Payne Jnr (Top Angler) 130-4-0; Ron Peverall (Matt’s Angling) 130-0-0 (£200 raised for Cancer Research).

Farlows Lake, Iver, Buckinghamshire. Wed. 16. Chris Love (Willow Park) 33-14-0, bream on feeder and pellets; Gary Hymas (West Drayton) 27-9-0; Lloyd Moss (Harefield Tackle) 27-6-0.

Gillingham AA Annual Three-day Festival, Lodden Lake, Coking Farm and Todber Manor, Dorset. Sat.-Mon. 37. Andy Power (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 21 points (393-15-0); Tony Gilbert (Wilts AC) 20 (265-3-0); James Knight (Garbolino BVMG) 20 (235-8-0); Mark Harper (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 19 (235-13-0); Guy Manton (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 18 (353-0-0). Biggest Fish: Tony Gilbert 26-8-0 mirror carp. Chancy Pairs: Andy Power and Stuart White 577-9-0; Will Bonnie and Tim Rowe 491-13-0.

Gillingham AA Summer league, Todber Manor, Dorset. Sun. Park Lake. 25. Dan Lawrence (Gillingham) 80-8-0, carp on Method feeder and meat in margins, peg 7; John Moody (Garbolino BVMG) 77-8-0; Malc Walters (Gillingham) 74-8-0; Mark Leslie (Gillingham) 61-1-0; Jason Mills (Garbolino BVMG) 51-3-0; Ricky Searle (Gillingham) 47-9-0. Final League: John Moody 496; Ricky Searle and Joe Miller both 479. Veterans: Malc Walters 457. Ladies: Sue Collings 404.

Godalming AS, Marsh Farm, Milford, Surrey. Wed. 15. Steve Moore (Apollo) 35-2-0, bream and tench on pole and casters; Gareth Phillips (Guildford AC) 22-9-0; Gary Whiting (Woking) 19-0-0.

Gwinear, Newquay, Cornwall. Sun. Phases 1, 2 and 3. 21. Harry Billing (Mosella Garbolino) 77-10-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 38 Phase 2; Neil Hurst (Ackworth AC) 72-14-0; Andy Partridge (Spro) 63-4-0; Chris Watson (Ackworth AC) 55-2-0; Mark Layzell (Gwinear) 54-14-0; John Danks (Gwinear) 51-2-0.

Ilminster AA, Dillington Pond, Somerset. Wed. ev. 5. Moses Holbrook (Ilminster AA) 12-12-0, roach and rudd on whip and maggot, peg 7; Graham Field (Taunton) 9-6-0. Final League: Jamie Rich (Against Men and Fish) and Moses Holbrook (Ilminster AA) both 12.5 points; Alvin Jones 13. Sun. 5. Martin Heard (Tiverton) 13-10-0, 226 fish on whip and maggot, peg 18; Jamie Rich (Against Men and Fish) 13-0-0; Graham Field (Taunton) 10-7-0. League: Martin Heard 8; Graham Field 14; Steve Parker 29.

Ivy House Fishery, Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire. Tue. Match Lake. 19. Alan Scully (Ivy House) 68-0-0, carp on bomb and pellet, peg 1; Paul Ogbourne (Ivy House) 58-8-0; Robin Cope (Ivy House) 35-8-0; Mick Rozier (Ivy House) 31-0-0. Match lake, Sat. 28. Kendal Barry (New Milton AC) 54-4-0, carp on pole and pellet in the margins, peg 8; Alan Smith (Ivy House) 37-13-0; Joe Thompson (Ivy House) 25-12-0; Tim Frampton (Stouts Hill AC) 19-10-0. Silvers: Mick Gale (Ivy House) 15-8-0.

Kingston Rodbenders, River Thames, Canbury Gardens. Thurs. 18. Jason Thompson (Esher Angling) 8-7-0, roach and bream, pole and maggots; John Adams (Kingston) 4-14-0; Alan Bouttell (Surbiton Angling) 4-3-0.

Maidstone Victory Medway Series, Round three of four, River Medway, Barming Up. 15. Fred Brown (Sensas South East) 14-10-0, bream and roach, first peg above Foxbury Hole; Paul Udell (Tonbridge Cardinals) 7-2-0; Lou Buells (Maidstone Victory) 4-10-0; Guy Usmar (Maidstone Victory) 3-10-0; Mick Roberts (Maidstone Victory) 3-8-0; Peter Blake (West Malling) 3-0-0. League: Paul Udell (Tonbridge Cardinals) 35; Lou Buells (Maidstone Victory) and Fred Brown (Sensas South East), 32; Mick Roberts (Maidstone Victory) 31; Tom Hollaway (Maidstone Victory) 23; John Overton (Maidstone Victory) 20; Gary Frew (Maidstone Victory) 18; Peter Blake (West Malling Angling) 16.

MBK Leisures Juniors, Coloured Ponds, Rake, West Sussex. Sat. 23. 13-16 years, Pond Four: Alex King (Nyewood) 62-0-0, carp, poled pellet and sweetcorn; Dean Prior (Bordon) 54-10-0; Tom Arnot (Alton) 17-15-0. 9-12 years, Pond Three: Joseph Orris (Liss) 27-4-0; Karter Whittock (Froyle) 19-2-0; David Blackman (Horndean) 12-2-0. Under-9s, Pond Two. Max Spiers (Petersfield) 15-8-0; Jessica Carter (Alton) 14-8-0; Ryan Hinkley (Petersfield) 10-2-0.

Mid Cornwall Fisheries, Summercourt, Cornwall. Thu. Joan’s Lake. 10. Roger Baker (Sensas Thyers) 55-10-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 11; Mick Heacock (Barns) 47-15-0; Mark Layzell (Gwinear) 46-3-0; Andy Partridge (Spro) 45-5-0; Roy Booth (Barns) 43-8-0; Roger Naylor (Barns) 41-1-0.

Ridgeway Fisheries, South Cerney, Glos. Green Section. Sun. 18. Dick Young (New Century) 86-0-0, carp on pole and pellet shallow, peg 18; John Williams (New Century) 64-0-0; Jerry Cambridge (New Century) 56-0-0; Paul Dressler (New Century) 53-0-0.

Ron Snook Memorial Match, Lakeside Lake, Portsmouth. Sun. 25. Jim Tann (Allan’s Marine) 23-1-0, skimmers and carp, pole and maggots; Chris Gillot (Allan’s Marine) 20-0-0; Karl Smith (Allan’s Marine) 19-1-0; Ian Snook (Allan’s Marine) 18-0-8; Mick Doran (Allan’s Marine) 16-10-0.

Rye DAS Club League, Round Seven, River Rother, Newbridge, Kent. Sun. 48. Jamie Ford (Iden Wood Fishery) 10-2-0, skimmers and roach, 13 m pole, double maggot over groundbait; Steve Ryan (Tenterden AC) 9-13-0; Fred Brown (Sensas South East) 9-10-0; John Gore (Tonbridge Cardinals) 7-5-0; Dennis Price (Sport One Sussex) 6-8-0; Derek Willis (Rye DAS) 6-6-0. Teams: Tenterden AC 35.5; Advanced Pole Repairs Red and Sensas South East both 35; Sport One Sussex and Advanced Pole Repairs Black both 30; Cinque Ports MG A 29.5. League: Tonbridge Cardinals 221.5; Sensas South East 216.5; Advanced Pole Repairs Red 210.5; Sport One Sussex 196.5; Tenterden AC 193.5; Cinque Ports MG A 193.

Sensas Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Wed. Campbell. 19. Tom Thick (Thatchers Tackle) 142-12-0, carp plus 27 lb of silver fish on pole and pellet, peg 132; John Mills (Ridgemere) 112-0-0; Kev Molton (Avon Angling) 108-9-0; Mash Masheder (Viaduct) 106-7-0; Craig Edmonds (Avon Angling) 105-6-0; Phil Harding (Avon Angling) 100-5-0. Silvers: Tom Thick 27-8-0. Costcutter, Campbell and Cary, Thur. 28. Steve Crowford (Weymouth) 116-5-0, carp on short pole and meat, peg 116 Campbell; Mike Smith (Weston) 108-8-0; Royston Winters (Street) 108-2-0; Lewis Greenwood King (Viaduct Juniors) 94-8-0; John Mills 83-9-0; Mike Owens (Sensas Thyers) 73-5-0. Silvers: John Green (Thatchers Tackle) 33-7-0. Cary, Sat. 18. Nige Bartlett (M5 Angling) 196-13-0, carp on pole and meat in margins, peg 105; Jeb Atwood (Gold Valley) 135-12-0; Jamie Parkhouse (Team Jinx) 123-4-0; Craig Micalles (Vespé Army) 107-3-0; Lewis Greenwood King (Viaduct Juniors) 79-3-0. Silvers: John Green (Thatchers Tackle) 33-0-0.

Somerset County Champs Qualifier, Sensas Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Sat. Campbell. 18. Tom Magnell (Enterprise Angling) 100-11-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 131; Andy Power (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 91-8-0; Roland Lucas (Viaduct) 70-4-0; Dick Bull (Viaduct) 65-12-0; Mark Bartlett (Acorn Fisheries) 64-13-0; Lewis Jones (Sensas Thyers) 60-7-0.

Street AC, Sensas Viaduct. Somerton, Somerset. Sun. Cary. 18. Brian Lamb (Street) 109-8-0, carp on bomb and pellet, peg 94; Dave Romain (Street) 105-8-0; Keiron Lock (Street) 89-4-0; Brian Leahy (Street) 84-5-0.

Sumners Pond, Horsham, West Sussex. Sat. 15. Peter Upperton (Middy) 553-10-0 (venue record), 50 carp, meat down the edge; Bradley Osbourne (Meatbashers) 200-9-0; Barry Upperton (Meatbashers) 150-10-0; Colin Fosdyke (Garbolino Apollo) 134-10-0; Ross Nursey (Leatherhead) 111-0-0; Mick Cooke (Apollo) 106-0-0.

Tylers Common, near Brentwood, Essex. Sat. 25. Nick Darke (GOT Baits) 196-8-0, corn and paste in margins, (golden peg 57 Horseshoe Lake); Alec Roberts (Middy Lake John) 189-0-0; Ian Coleman (Tylers Common) 149-12-0; Mick Hood (Bowlers) 148-10-0; John Bell (Canvey) 145-0-0; Steve James (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 142-0-0. Sun. 33. Steve James (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 144-0-0, corn, paste and meat in margins, peg 4; Pete Stewart (Browning Wickford) 143-0-0; Simon Colclough (Browning) 142-12-0; Gary Burton (Cariers) and Steve Banks (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) both 107-0-0; Jim Collins (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 105-2-0.

White Acres, Cornwall. Mon. Twin Oaks and Trelawney. 39. John Stepton (Ockenden Bait & Tackle) 226-1-0, carp on Method feeder and pellet, peg 15 Twin Oaks; John Birchell (Packington Somers) 143-5-0; Dave Wells (Tricast Rochdale) 123-5-0; Mark Chard (Star) 107-12-0; Ian Hudson (Maver Veals) 101-15-0; Sam Morgan (Ackworth AC) 88-12-0. Wed. Twin Oaks, Trelawney and Acorn. 23. Nigel Swallow (Heron Club) 69-12-0, carp on 6 m pole and paste, peg 13 Acorn; Louse Brittle (Tackle & Fish) 66-0-0; Connor McGrath (Verulam AC) 59-11-0; Alison Omant (Ackworth AC) 57-10-0; Mark Lee (Excelsior AC) 57-10-0; Blain Pickering (Pickerings of Burslem) 57-4-0. Thur. Maryuku Rover, All lakes. 92. Wayne Boden (Stevens Tackle) 115-11-0, carp on pole and meat in margins, peg 14 Twin Oaks; Kevin Hale (Tackle to Fish) 105-4-0; John Birchell (Packington Somers) 101-5-0; Dean Kendall (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 98-7-0; John Stepton (Ockenden Bait & Tackle) 91-5-0; Tony Curd (Guru/Bait-Tech) 89-4-0. Ladies: Michelle Bell 56-6-0. Juniors: Daniel Currel 39-12-0.

Willow Park, Ash, Hampshire. Sat. 14. Ade Blackwell (Browning Crowsports) 47-0-0, carp and bream on pole and pellets; Mike Hooper (Harefield Tackle) 42-0-0; Dave Steer (Willow Park) 41-2-0.