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London and South Angler’s Mail Kamasan Qualifiers from December 24, 2011 to January 2, 2012

*Ockendon Bait & Tackle, Puddledock Farm, near Upminster, Essex. Mon. 52. Tony Smith (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 102-4-0, carp to 8 lb, maggot, peg 54; Paul Rounce (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 88-2-0; Terry Pritlove (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 68-14-0; Jim Barham (Ockendon Bait &Tackle) 64-4-0; Tony Todd (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 53-8-0; Mick Higginbottom (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 38-8-0.


Alders Farm, Great Brickhill, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. Sun. Match and Silver Pools. 37. Roger Young (Maver) 168-3-0, carp to 5 lb, poled pellet, peg 5; George May (Alders Farm) 134-1-0; Roy Makins (GOT Baits Matchbox) 112-15-0; Mal Talbot (GOT Baits Matchbox) 104-12-0; Barry Mason (Ringers Baits) 98-8-0; Pete Arnold (Gold Valley) 94-5-0.

Avalon Fishery, Silver fish Open. Wed. 16. Alan Oram (Dynamite Baits) 24-1-0, one tench plus skimmers on 16 m pole with maggot over micro pellets, peg 17; Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 18-4-0; Nige Bartlett (M5 Angling) 13-6-0; Chris Davis (Frampton RBL) 10-11-0; Stuart Foal (Maver Veals) 9-7-0; Ken Raynor (TMF) 9-3-0.

Bathampton AA Over 55s and Disabled Xmas match, Bridge Pool, Hunstrete fishery. Thurs. 24. John Smith (Bristol) 30-10-0, one carp plus skimmers, pole and maggot over groundbait and casters, peg 8; Mike Nicholls (Bristol) 22-10-0; Chris Rolfe (Portishead) 18-0-0; Paul Haines (Bristol) 14-4-0; Pete Phillips (Keynsham) 13-1-0; Terry Bruton (Thatchers Tackle) 13-0-0. Silvers: John Smith 20-8-0; Chris Rolfe 18-0-0; Richard Coles (Bridgwater) 11-10-0.

BK Fisheries, St. Erth, Cornwall, Wed. Billy’s Pool, 15. Paul Sorry (BK Fisheries) 53-14-0, carp to 4 lb, straight legered three maggots, peg 24; Todd Knott (BK Fisheries) 28-12-0; Tony Jose (BK Fisheries) 27-0-0; John Shirley (BK Fisheries) 25-4-0; Richard Taylor (BK Fisheries) 21-8-0; John Wilson (BK Fisheries) 18-8-0. Sun. Billy’s Pool. 10. Tony Jose (BK Fisheries) 33-2-0, carp to 4 lb and skimmers, poled sweetcorn, peg 20; John Shirley (BK Fisheries) 29-4-0; Richard Taylor (BK Fisheries) 23-8-0; Paul Sorry (BK Fisheries) 23-2-0; Mark Venton (BK Fisheries) 16-8-0; Chris Bailey (BK Fisheries) 16-2-0.

Cross Drove, near Mildenhall. Wed. 46. Mark Pollard (Shimano/Stanjay’s Sports) 72-15-0, carp to 8 lb, F1s to 5 lb, 14 m pole, bread and red maggot, peg 66; Jim Barrowman (Fox) 55-6-0; Geoff Arnold (Suffolks Finest) 30-11-0; Tony Watling (Cross Drove) 29-12-0; Neil Parkinson (Dynamite Middy) 28-14-0; Ricky James (Hilgay) 27-10-0. Sat. 29. Mark Pollard (Shimano/Stanjay’s Sports) 75-10-0, carp to 14 lb, F1s to 6 lb, 14.5 m pole, bread and pellet, peg 33; Richard Bond (Bury St Edmunds) 45-9-0; Dave Reeve (Angling Direct) 40-15-0; Neil Parkinson (Dynamite  Middy) 33-8-0; John Hoskings (Eastern Match Group) 30-2-0; Stuart Milne (Hooked Newmarket) 22-6-0.

Greenridge Farm, Romsey, Hampshire. Canal 2. Sat. 8. Gareth Boycott (Romsey Tackle and Bait) 55-8-0, carp to 8 lb, pole and maggot, peg 18; Mark Fitzgerald (Greenridge Farm) 36-4-0; Pete Newman (Sonubait) 36-0-0; Kendal Barry (New Milton) 31-12-0; Andy Potter (Dandys K2) 26-4-0; Kev Hatcher (Eastleigh) 21-0-0.

Head Fen, near Ely, Pairs. Snake and Trevs lakes. Wed. 16. Snake: Marcus Bailey (Headfen) 80-12-0, shallow maggot across, peg 15; Bob Coulson (Suffolks Finest) 66-8-0; Dave Priestley (Shipshape Tackle) 48-4-0. Trevs: Matt Ayers (Dents) 53-14-0, carp to 8 lb, bread and punched meat, peg 33; Mark Nicholas (Suffolks Finest) 17-0-0; Andy May (Shipshape Tackle) 12-10-0. Pairs: Marcus Bailey & Steve Jackson (Headfen) 5; Mark Nicholas & Scott Pringle (Shipshape Tackle) 6; Bob Coulson & John Millard 7. Sat. 12. Tim Dabrowa (Hooked) 49-5-0, popped-up bread to the Island, Trevs Lake peg 57; Peter Born (Buttonhole AC) 45-1-0; Matt Ayres (Dents) 36-10-0; Mark Cross (Newmarket AC) 25-12-0; Andy May (Shipshape Tackle) 21-14-0; Steve Jackson (Headfen) 18-8-0. Sun. 12. Geoff Arnold (Suffolks Finest) 66-8-0, maggot, Snake lake peg 20; Steve Jackson (Headfen) 64-2-0; Andy May (Shipshape Tackle) 48-4-0; Dave Rodwell (Shipshape Tackle) 42-12-0; Dave Priestley (Shipshape Tackle) 38-5-0; Mark Nicholas (Suffolks Finest) 37-0-0.

Ivy House Fishery, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire. Match lake. Sat. 15. Geoff Fox (Ivy House) 47-5-0, carp, 13 m pole and pellet, peg 12, also won golden peg £200; Allan Mitchell (Ivy House) 33-3-0; Paul Connor (Ivy House) 18-15-0. Silvers: Mick Robbins (Ivy House) 7-2-0. Match lake. Tue. 11. John Williams (Ivy House) 28-8-0, carp, 10 m pole and pellet, peg 41; Dave Halliday (Ivy House) 23-12-0; Jo Warner (Ivy House) 21-0-0. Match lake. Sat. 24. Chris Cotterell (Frampton) 60-6-0, carp, pole and pellet at 13 m, peg 24; Andy Lord (Ivy House) 29-0-0; Paul Ogbourne (Ivy House) 22-3-0; Ellick Payne (Ivy House) 18-8-0. Silvers: Ian Millichip (Ivy House) 13-6-0. Match lake. Mon. 11. Allan Mitchell (Ivy House) 24-6-0, carp, pole and pellet, peg 41;Frank Domachie (Rolffs) 23-8-0; Chris Rust (Ivy House) 21-5-0. Silvers: Ian Millichip (Ivy House) 10-10-0.

Marsh Farm Open, Godalming, Surrey. Sun. 10. Dave Ewing (Marsh Farm) 12-2-0; tench and roach; pole and maggots.

Medway Tackle silver fish only, Frant Lakes, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. 37. Richard Taylor (Medway Tackle/Preston Innovations Delcac) 32-2-0, skimmers and roach, pole and pellet, drawn on the bridge swim on Car Park Lake; Barry Chapman 28-9-0; Richard Hall 23-1-0 (both Sensas South East); Mark Hayes 22-14-0; Graham Docker 22-8-0 (both Advanced Pole Repairs); Kevin Baptiste (Sensas South East) 21-4-0.

MBK Leisures Open, Pump House, Greatham, West Sussex. Tues. 20. Dave Steer (MBK Leisures) 41-4-0, carp, poled pellet and sweetcorn; Ian Dixon (Bordon Angling Centre) 39-12-0; Rob Harvey (Banstead) 23-2-0; Chris Kampa (Godalming) 22-4-0; Kevin “Shrek” Freeman (MBK Leisures) 19-0-0. Fri. Coloured Ponds, Rake. 18. Pemb Wrighting (Maver) 68-7-0, carp, poled pellet and sweetcorn; Steve Clements (MBK) 27-0-0; Dave Steer (MBK) 27-0-0; Ian Dixon (Milo Bordon Angling Centre) 20-8-0; Tom Arnot (MBK) 16-14-0. Sun. Coloured Ponds, Rake. 24. Geoff Vallance (Delcac) 70-4-0, carp, poled pellet and sweetcorn; Colin Stone (Excelsior) 32-10-0; Dave Lewis (Milo Bordon Angling Centre) 31-2-0; Tony Frost (Appollo) 20-8-0; Andy King (Milo Bordon Angling Centre) 19-8-0.

Milemead, Tavistock, Devon. Winter League, Round 4. Match Lake. Sun. 22. Andy Wilkinson (Tackle Barn) 58-14-0, 16 carp on bomb and maggot; Karen Crocker (Milemead) 52-6-0; Gary Webber (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 30-4-0; Paul Carpenter (White Acres) 27-10-0; Ivan Whetton (Bake) 26-0-0. Silvers: Nick Jones (Tackle Barn) 7-15-0. Match Lake. Thurs. 10. Mark Cullerton (Milemead) 46-15-0, 17 carp to 6 lb on feeder and maggot; Ben Evenden (Milemead) 33-8-0; Andy Wilkinson (Tackle Barn) 21-9-0. Match lake. Mon. 18. Matt Dewsnap (Tackle Barn) 54-11-0, 14 carp to 7 lb, barbel and skimmers, pole, corn and dead maggot, peg 16; Sam Powell (Tackle Trader) 28-11-0; Clive Carter (Preston Innovations Thatchers) and Mark Cullerton (Milemead) both 27-1-0; Tony Williams (Milemead) 24-7-0. Silvers: Clive Carter 21-8-0.

Ockendon Bait & Tackle, Puddledock Farm, near Upminster, Essex. Wed. 51. Steve Copping (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 104-11-0, carp, pellet over micro pellets, peg 49; Doug Botley (Daiwa Angling Direct) 97-14-0; Steve Banks (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 64-8-0; Steve James (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 63-7-0; Tony Todd (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 53-12-0; Jay Martin (Dartford) 51-4-0.

Rayne Lodge, near Braintree, Silverfish only. Fri. 18. Mick Burrell (Harlow) 15-8-0, roach, whip, maggot and caster, middle lake peg 7; Peter Binks (Walton on the Naze) 13-6-0; Tim Bruce (Browning Wickford) 12-8-0; Danny Mason (Bills Tackle) 10-1-0; Dean Field (Bills Tackle) 9-8-0; Bill Walker (Spro) 9-1-0.

Revels Fishery. Cosmore, Dorchester, Dorset. Tue. 35. Ian Paulley (Garbolino BVMG) 49-9-0, carp and silvers, pole, pellet, Dead Tree Lake; Ian Brouncey 46-8-0; Den Corey 44-12-0; Nick White 39-12-0. Silvers: Neil Simms 13-4-0; Scott Cousins 9-2-0; Darren Kempson 8-10-0.

Royal Berkshire Fishery, Berkshire. Sat. 21. Peter Kay (Sensas) 27-8-0; skimmers, bream and roach, pole, maggots and casters; John Taylor (Apollo) 27-8-0; Kevin Holmes (Sensas) 20-3-0. Sat. 16. Mark Bowman (Sensas) 16-15-0, roach, maggots and casters; Dave Harpin (Daiwa Dorking) 14-0-0; John Taylor (Colmic) 13-0-0. Mon.10. Dave Harpin (Daiwa Dorking) 37-10-0, bream, skimmers, pole and pellets; Mark Bowman (Sensas) 23-2-0; Dean Annerveld (Surbiton AC) 18-10-0.

Sensas Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Two-day Silver fish festival. Campbell, Cary and Spring. Wed/Thurs. 45. Lewis Greenwood King (Viaduct Juniors) 29-5-0, skimmers and perch, waggler and caster, peg 78 Cary; Matt Parsons (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 23-15-0; Ian Parsons (M5 Angling) 16-8-0; Matt Tomes (Avon Angling) 15-14-0; Adam Palmer (Maver RN) 14-10-0; Stuart Foals (Maver Veals) 14-4-0. Thurs. Lewis Greenwood King (Viaduct Juniors) 23-12-0, skimmers, pole and waggler with caster, peg 4 Spring; Bob Gullick (Garbolino BVMG) 16-5-0; Steve Mayo (Maver) 14-9-0; Andy Power (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 12-6-0; Nick Jones (Tackle Barn) 12-1-0; Simon Jones (Maver Veals) 10-3-0. Overall: Lewis Greenwood King 2 points (52-1-0); Bob Gullick 3 points (24-4-0); Ian Parsons 3 points (21-14-0); Steve Martin (Haines Angling) 3 (18-12-0). Campbell. Sat. 15. Steve Denmead (Keyford) 76-0-0, carp, waggler and meat, peg 114; Colin Dyer (Langport) 61-4-0; John Darby (Carps AC) 59-1-0; Paul Tidbull (Viaduct) 58-9-0. Silvers: Lewis Greenwood King (Viaduct Juniors) 19-9-0.

Shiplate Farm, Hawthorn and West Pools. Mon. 24. Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 81-8-0, 22 carp on 14.5 m pole, maggot, peg 6 West Pool; Chris Fox (Sensas Thyers) 50-11-0; Steve Wynne (Carpenters Arms 2000) 38-0-0; Phil Harding (Avon Angling) 36-4-0; Martin McMahon (Carpenters Arms 2000) 32-4-0; Martin Lenighan (Avon Angling) 30-5-0. Silvers: Alan Oram (DynamiteBaits) 10-13-0.

Sonubaits Passies, Lancing, West Sussex, Match Lake. 15. Steve Turner (Sonubaits Passies) 70-6-0, all carp, long pole, pellet over pellet, peg 12; Stuart Williamson (Sonubaits Passies) 54-12-0; Ollie Tilley (Fox Arun) 47-8-0; Rob Jenkins (Sonubaits Passies) 41-0-0.

Suffolk Water Park, near Ipswich. Silver fish only. Christmas Eve. 13. Steve Clarke (Maver Image Van Den Eynde) 18-2-0, 10 lb of skimmers on long pole and bloodworm, plus 8 lb of roach on caster, Match Lake 1, peg 7; Keith Gooderam (Browning Wickford) 13-12-0; Bob Wessels (Bait Tech) 11-4-0; Paul Abbott (Viscount Tackle) 8-6-0; Bob Fuller (Breakaway Tackle) 6-14-0; Bernie Turner (Nisa Feeders) 5-7-0. New Year’s Eve. 16. Keith Gooderam (Browning Wickford) 12-12-0, ten skimmers on long pole and tip, plus 6 lb of small roach on maggot and caster, Match Lake 1, peg 7; Nick Larkin (Nisa Feeders) 8-14-0; Bill Walker (Spro) 8-9-0; Bob Wessells (Bait Tech) 7-14-0; Colin Provins (Bait Tech) 6-3-0; Bernie Turner (Nisa Feeders) 5-14-0.

Tylers Common, near Brentwood, Essex. Christmas Eve. 22.Steve James (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 107-0-0, carp, maggot, pole and waggler, Horseshoe Lake peg 30; Jim Collins (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 98-10-0; John Hunt (Brentwood Angling) 72-12-0; Les Blewitt (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 72-0-0; Terry Pritlove (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 64-12-0; Steve Copping (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 61-12-0. New Year’s Eve. 27. Rob Bishop (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 102-0-0, carp to 5 lb, maggot, peg 28; Martin Armfield (Bowlers) 92-4-0; Alec Roberts (Middy Lake John) 68-8-0; Mick Hood (Bowlers) 68-0-0; Mick Brown (Debden) 62-12-0; George Manoli (Bowlers) 49-0-0.

Willow Park, Ash, Hampshire. Mon. 10. Ian Turner (MOD) 17-4-0, roach, pole, maggots; Pat Tigwell (Willow Park) 15-0-0. Sat. 11. Cris Love (Willow Park) 87-6-0, carp, bream, pole, pellets; Mark Wells (Milo Bordon) 56-1-0. Sun. 12. Tony Cox (Willow Park) 34-12-0, carp, pole, maggots; Keith Clark (Mannings) 21-10-0; Cris Love (Willow Park) 16-12-0.

Wylands, Battle, East Sussex, New Snake Lake. 14. Paul Lawton (Wylands) 47-12-0, carp on paste and pellet; Anthony Page (Wylands) 45-8-0; Carlton Easter (Iden Wood Fishery) 43-4-0; Roy Liddle 32-4-0; Henry Ecclestone 29-7-0; Derek Seymour 22-4-0 (all Wylands).