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*Angling Trust Kent Winter League, Round Three, Monk Lakes, Maidstone, Kent. Sun. 70. John Parks (Preston Innovations Delcac) 172-12-0, carp and silver fish, Method feeder; Jeff Vallance (Preston Innovations Delcac) 138-2-0; Rob Taylor (Preston Innovations Delcac) 98-2-0; Cliff Prophet (Sensas South East) 90-8-0; Paul Kell (Tonbridge Cardinals) 88-10-0; Bryan Welfare (Bowlers Redbridge) 87-8-0. Teams: Preston Innovations Delcac 58; Tonbridge Cardinals 48; Bowlers Redbridge 42; Bag’em Baits 38; Sensas South East 34; Cinque Ports MG 32; Advanced Pole Repairs 29. League: Preston Innovations Delcac 3; Sensas South East 9; Tonbridge Cardinals 11; Bowlers Redbridge and Bag’em Baits both 13; Advanced Pole Repairs and Cinque Ports MG both 17.

*Angling Trust Sussex Winter League, Round One, Falkenville Mushroom Farm, Hailsham, East Sussex. 60. T. Lamb (Garbolino Apollo) 131-11-0, carp, Method feeder and maggot, peg 7; J. Collins (Wickford) 125-8-0; Pete Upperton (Meatbashers) 108-12-0; Paul Lamb (Garbolino Apollo) 82-9-0; Wayne Candy (Wickford) 80-4-0; F. Pascal (Signs and Stripes) 73-10-0. Teams: Wickford 42; Garbolino Apollo 41; Meatbashers 39; Signs and Stripes 32; Sonubaits Passies 30; Monk Match 25.

*Angling Trust Sussex Winter League, Round Two, Orchard Place Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent. 60. Dean Lock (Garbolino Apollo) 132-10-0, F1s, pole and pellet; Barry Upperton (Meatbashers) 123-13-0; T. Edwards (Wickford) 115-3-0; Sean Keep (Monk Match) 100-8-0; Darren Law (Monk Match) 98-12-0; John Holt (Sonubaits Passies) 93-2-0. Teams: Garbolino Apollo 44; Wickford 43; Monk Match 35; Sonubaits Passies 33; Meatbashers 28; Signs and Stripes 27. League: Garbolino Apollo and Wickford both 3; Meatbashers 8; Sonubaits Passies and Monk Match both 9; Signs and Stripes 11.

*Ockendon Bait & Tackle, Puddledock Farm, near Upminster, Essex. Sun. 50. Paul Hyde (Sensas Angling Direct) 113-8-0, carp to 3 lb, pellet across and down track, peg 54; Mark Brown (Debden AC) 63-10-0; Tony Todd (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 62-8-0; Mick Hood (Bowlers) 60-8-0; John Hunt (Brentwood Angling) and Terry Schiniou (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) both 56-0-0.

*Sensas Commercial House League, Thirrd Round, Bristol Avon from Rotork to Newbridge. Sun. 54. Dave Haines (BTM Services) 30-0-0. two chub on waggler and maggot, and chub, bream and lots of skimmers on tiny maggot feeder tight over with worm, peg 77; Andy Britt (Maver Bathampton Blue) 26-9-0; Andy Ottaway (Town & Country) 17-5-0; Simon Dennis (Sensas Wiltlshire Angling) 11-9-0; Colin Dance (Town & Country) 9-2-0; Darren Gillman (Maver Bathampton Red) 8-1-0; Lee Trivett (Maver Bathampton Blue) 7-8-0; Kev Boltz (Maver Bathampton Blue) 5-10-0. Teams (A Div.): Maver Bathampton Blue 22; Preston Innovations Thatchers B 20; Preston Innovations Thatchers A 18; Maver Bathampton Red 14; Town & Country 14. (B Div.): BTM Services 21; DW Builders 15; Sensas Wiltshire Angling 14; M&N Services 8. League (A Div.): Preston Innovations Thatchers B 12; Maver Bathampton Blue 11.5; Maver Bathampton Red 10; Preston Innovations Thatchers A 8; Town & Country 3.5. (B Div.): BTM Services 10.5; DW Builders 9; M&N Services 5.5; Sensas Wiltshire Angling 5.

*South West Winter League, Round One, Bristol Avon, Jack Whites, Crane and Swineford. Sun. (Oct 2) 50. Graham Hunt (Maver Bathampton) 18-12-0, roach on crowquill Avon with small balls of groundballs and casters, peg 30 on the fence by Swineford bridge; Martin Rayett (Maver Bathampton) 18-9-0; Shaun Townsend (Maver Bathampton) 14-10-0; Guy Manton (Preston Innovation Thatchers) 12-10-0; Vincent Lunn (Amalgamated Fisheries) 12-4-0; Simon Dennis (Sensas Wiltshire Angling) 11-10-0; Steve Hutchinson (Sensas Wiltshire Angling) 11-2-0; Chris Parr (Sensas Thyers) 10-10-0. Teams: Maver Bathampton 38; Sensas Wiltshire Angling 35; Preston Innovation Thatchers 32; Sensas Thyers 26; Amalgamated Fisheries 19. League: Maver Bathampton 1; Sensas Wiltshire Angling 2; Preston Innovation Thatchers 3; Sensas Thyers 4; Amalgamated Fisheries 5.

*South West Winter League, Round Two, Bristol Avon, Newbridge. Sun. (Oct 16) 50. Darren Gilman (Maver Bathampton) 89-1-0, 15 bream to 5 lb with skimmers and hybrids, 13 m pole with casters and worm, peg 12 in the little donkey field opposite the mouth of the Marina; Steve Skelton (Amalgamated Fisheries) 47-1-0; Paul Purchase (Sensas Thyers) 32-10-0; Eddie Wynne (Sensas Wiltshire Angling) 28-10-0; Simon Dennis (Sensas Wiltshire Angling) 18-12-0; Nicky Ewers (Preston Innovation Thatchers) 16-4-0; Mark Bromsgrove (Sensas Thyers) 15-10-0; Andy Ottaway (Preston Innovation Thatchers) 13-4-0. Teams: Sensas Thyers 37; Maver Bathampton 33.5; Preston Innovation Thatchers 32; Sensas Wiltshire Angling 26; Amalgamated Fisheries 22.5. League: Maver Bathampton 3; Sensas Thyers 5; Preston Innovation Thatchers 6; Sensas Wiltshire Angling 6; Amalgamated Fisheries 10.


Alders Farm Winter League, Great Brickhill, Buckinghamshire. Sun. Round One, Silver and Match Lakes. 40. Gary Thorpe (GOT Baits Red) 347-12-0, carp to 6 lb, pole, pellet and maggot, peg 32 Match Lake; Barry Mason (Tubertini/Ringers) 291-13-0; Tony Winnock (Frames Tackle) 236-5-0; Mal Talbot (GOT Baits Black) 231-6-0; Nigel Hargreaves (Milton Keynes) 227-15-0; Lance Chambers (GOT Baits Red) 211-7-0. Teams: GOT Baits Red 5; Tubertini/Bag’em Baits 11; GOT Baits Black 18.

Back Arun Fishery, Arundel, West Sussex. Sun. Carp Lake. 18. Kevin Parker (Apollo) 108-8-0 all-carp, pole with maggot and caster; Ken Norman (Back Arun) 71-8-0; John Money (Back Arun) 63-8-0; Bruce Goulding (SAS Chichester) 62-0-0; Paul Romaniuk (Back Arun) 58-0-0; Barry Cloron (Back Arun) 49-4-0.

Bathampton AA, Over 55s and Disabled, Bridge Pool, Hunstrete, Somerset. Thurs. 22. Mike Nicholls (Bristol) 100-9-0, nine carp with 3 lb of silverfish on pole and paste, peg 9; Dave Bacon (Bath) 63-6-0; John Smith (Bristol) 46-4-0; Dave Gillard (Bristol) 38-9-0; Rich Coles (Bridgwater) 37-5-0; Alan Jones (Bristol) 32-14-0. Silvers: Bill Ferris (Bristol) 17-0-0.

Charlie Barnes Costcutter, Sensas Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Fri. Match Lake. 10. Dan White (Somerton) 88-6-0, carp and F1s on pole and pellet, peg 40; Ian Hornby (Wilts AC) 66-6-0; Roland Lucas (Wilts AC) 62-4-0; Steve Long (Viaduct) 58-6-0. Silvers: Roland Lucas 30-2-0.

Frys AC, Sensas Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Sun. 16. Warren Bates (Frys AC) 109-8-0, carp on waggler and pellet, peg 118; Paul Radcliffe (Frys AC) 106-8-0; Ray Cooper (Frys AC) 102-3-0.

Gillingham AA Winter Champs, Round Two, Dorset Stour, Highbridge to Catholics. Sun. 32. Sue Collings (Gillingham AA) 10-14-0, bream, skimmers and roach on feeder and maggot, peg 17 Highbridge; Dave Sealy (Gillingham AA) 7-4-0; John Collings (Gillingham AA) 6-0-0; Malc Walters (Gillingham AA) 5-12-0; Michael Hunt (Gillingham AA) 5-4-0.

Gwinear, Newquay. Phases 1, Sun. 7. Harry Billing (Mosella Garbolino) 50-8-0, carp and skimmers on pole and pellet, peg 9; Arthur Turner (Gwinear) 35-8-0; Chas Ward (Gwinear) 34-8-0; Mark Layzell (Gwinear) 27-12-0.

Harefield, Willow Park, Ash, Hampshire. Wed. Middle Lake. 7. Simon Toddhunter (Harefield Tackle) 44-12-0, bream on pole, pellets and meat; Chris Love (Willow Park) 31-14-0.

Harefield League, Farlows Lake, Iver, Buckinghamshire. Round Two. Sun. 16. Mark Cotterill (Harefield Tackle) 25-0-0, bream on feeder and pellets; Bob Lane (Harefield Tackle) 20-8-0; Tony Paden (Judds) 18-6-0. League: Tony Paden 16; Mark Cotterill 15; Mark Skelton 12.

Iden Wood Fishery League, Round One, Iden, East Sussex. Sun. Match Lake. 15. Dave Bushell (Tenterden) 64-8-0, carp to 16 lb, 10 m pole with maggot, peg 21; Chris Pope (Tenterden) 61-4-0; Andy Buss (Iden Wood Fishery) 21-6-0; Paul Edwards (Iden Wood Fishery) 19-12-0; Andy Milton (Tenterden) 18-0-0; Ray Hedges (Iden Wood Fishery).

Ilminster AA, Royal Oak Winter League, Round Two, River Isle, Somerset. Sun. 7. Justin Charles (Ilminster AA) 21-0-0, dace on stick float and caster, peg 126; Martin Heard (Tiverton) 8-15-0; Graham Field (Taunton) 5-5-0.

Ivy House Fishery, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire. Tue. Match Lake. 19. Mick Rossier (Ivy House) 33-8-0, carp and silver fish on pole and pellet, peg 27; Dave Baker (Ivy House) 31-0-0; Alan Scully (Ivy House) 27-8-0; Phil Mackay (Ivy House) 27-4-0. Wed. Match Lake. 19. Paul Ogbourne (Ivy House) 97-8-0, carp on pellet feeder, peg 6; Gary Davis (Ivy House) 59-0-0; John Barrett (Ivy House) 53-0-0; Mark Ogbourne (Ivy House) 43-0-0. Sat. Match Lake. 18. Ryan Shipp (Westerleigh) 33-14-0, carp and silver fish on pole and caster in margins, peg 20; Justin Ogbourne (New Century) 32-5-0; Geoff Fox (Ivy House) 29-10-0; Vince Shipp (Westerleigh) 21-5-0. Silvers: Gary Etheridge (Garbolino BVMG) 16-10-0. Sun. Old and New Canal. 16. Vince Shipp (Westerleigh) 49-8-0, mainly carp on long pole and corn, peg 14 Old Canal; Jerry Cambridge (Ivy House) 43-4-0; Allan Mitchell (Ivy House) 36-1-0; Dick Young (Ivy House) 30-12-0. Silvers: John Bailey (Ivy House) 12-0-0.

Landsend Individual League, Landsend Farm Fishery, Wedmore, Somerset. Sun. 32. Tom Thick (Matts Maulers) 103-10-0, carp to low doubles on 13 m pole and pellet, peg 41 Lake 3; Mark Poppleton (Bristol) 75-5-0; Alan Oram (Dynamite Baits) 70-2-0; Dave Westcott (Landsend) 66-4-0; Craig Edmunds (Maver Bathampton) 66-0-0; Adrian Jeffery (Avon Angling) 55-7-0. Silvers: Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 24-8-0.

Mawgan Porth, Cornwall. Tue. Match Lake. 10. Matt Gallagher (The Willows) 109-11-0, carp on pole with pellet and caster, peg 16; Paul Gallagher (The Willows) 102-4-0; Stan Jeffreys (The Willows) 66-0-0; John Matthers (Farsley AC) 41-10-0; Brin Plaskitt (The Willows) 38-0-0. Thur. 12. Shane Smith (Sam’s Tackle and Bait) 95-14-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 28; Dave Thornton (Sam’s Tackle and Bait) 87-5-0; Phil Cobb (Team Mosella Black Country) 78-0-0; Andy Garrard (Sam’s Tackle and Bait) 63-3-0.

Mid Cornwall Fisheries, Summercourt, Cornwall. Thur. Joan’s Lake. 15. Roger Naylor (Barns) 67-8-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 14; John Chapman (Garbolino Elton) 62-4-0; Ian Wigan (Bolton Angling Centre) 60-10-0; Christina Booth (Barns) 50-4-0; Roy Booth (Barns) 35-7-0. Sun. Joan’s Lake. 14. Mick Heacock (Barns) 46-2-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 9; Ryan Gendall (Barns) 41-11-0; Keith Rowlinson (Barns) 35-13-0; Mervyn Christie (Trelawney Angling) 34-13-0; Mike Ashcroft (Barns) 33-5-0.

Milemead, Tavistock, West Devon. Winter League Round Two, Match Lake. Sun. 20. Gary Webber (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 102-9-0, carp on pole and feeder with pellet, peg 19; Clive Carter (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 95-3-0; Mark Cullerton (Milemead) 77-10-0; Paul Carpenter (White Acres) 73-15-0; Tony Williams (Milemead) 70-14-0. Silvers: Tim Rowe (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 20-9-0.

Milo Bordon, Basingstoke Canal, Ash Wharf to Swan pub. Sun. 24. Dave Guntrip (Guildford AC) 9-13-0, roach and perch on pole and caster; Barry Parker (Milo Bordon) 6-6-0; Ramsey King (Milo Bordon) 3-6-0; Rob Harvey (Garbolino Banstead) 1-1-0; Steve Barnet (Milo Bordon) 0-10-0; Mark Wells (Milo Bordon) 0-8-0.

Monk Lakes, Maidstone, Kent. Wed. Lake Two. Darren Law 132-0-0, carp and barbel, peg 47; Barry Upperton 111-8-0; Sean Clifford 108-4-0. Sat. Lake Two. 25. Darren Law 139-12-0, carp and barbel, pole, maggot, pellet or paste; Robbie Taylor 139-8-0; Derek Gladwin 129-8-0. Sun. Lake Three. 20. Harry Wheeler 90-13-0; Pete Upperton 82-4-0; John Whitelock 71-4-0.

Oakwood Angling, Grand Union Canal, Three Locks. Sun. 40. John Southgate (Oakwood Angling) 13-2-8, a 9 lb carp and silver fish, pole and chopped worm; Andy Mead (Maver Image) 12-1-0; Craig Bennett (Browning MG) 11-2-0; Pete Jordan (Oakwood Angling) 10-10-0; Andy Curless (Garbolino Black Horse) 10-8-0; Rob Latten (Team Raiders) 9-1-0.

Olney and Clifton Fishing Association, Great Ouse, Olney, Buckinghamshire. Tue. 17. Bob McLelland (Blunham) 6-8-0, roach and a perch of 2 lb 7 oz, float fished maggot; Neil Shearn (Popletts MG) 5-1-0; Lee Jones (Gone Fishin’) 4-15-0; Barry Glidewell (Newport Pegnell) 4-11-0.

Oxford Winter League, Practise Open, River Thames Radley. Sun. 40. Alan Bateman (Abingdon and District) 10-6-0, perch and chub on maggot feeder; Mickey Elliot (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 9-2-0; Charlie Somerton (Sensas A4) 7-6-0; Steve Pawson (Sensas A4) 6-10-0; Matt Herbert (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 4-12-0; Paul Glenfield (Sensas A 4) 4-7-0.

Sensas Viaduct. Somerton, Somerset. Wed. Silver fish, Campbell and Cary, 26. Keith ‘Mash’ Masheder (Viaduct) 38-5-0, skimmers to 2 lb 8 oz on long pole with dead maggot over groundbait, peg 100 Cary; Roland Lucas (Wilts AC) 31-15-0; Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 31-10-0; Gary O’Shea (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 29-10-0; Tim Pallent (Maver Veals) 27-7-0; Stu Wood (Viaduct) 23-5-0. Thurs. Costcutter, Campbell. 18. Dave Ryde (Sensas Thyers) 125-8-0, carp on waggler and pellet, peg 125; Paul Barnard (Salisbury) 120-3-0; Brian Preston (Gillingham) 100-6-0; Terry Bruton (Thatchers Tackle) 84-8-0. Silvers: John Bradford (Avon Angling) 22-3-0. Sat. Silver fish All-winners Final, Campbell and Cary. 39. Nicky Collier (GOT Baits) 34-7-0, skimmers and roach on 14 m and 6 m pole and caster, peg 94 Cary (£750); Andy Power (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 28-13-0; Gary O’Shea (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 28-4-0; Vince Brown (Mosella) 27-3-0; Matt Tomes (GOT Baits) 26-15-0; Steve Hutter (Mosella RAF) 26-12-0.

Sid Roberts Memorial, Fennes Fisheries, near Braintree, Essex. Sun. Ashgrounds and Hill and Black Lakes. 46. Peter Hunt (Braintree) 39-6-0, skimmers and crucians, pellet feeder, banded pellet to island, Ashgrounds peg 18; Danny Mason (Bill’s Tackle) 29-0-0; Carl Smith (Colne Anglers) 24-0-0; Merv Mason (Goat & Boot) 23-0-0; Alan Spooner (Goat & Boot) 22-2-0; Peter Binks (Walton-On-The-Naze) Dave Newman (Colne Anglers) and Danny Rampley (Fennes) all 22-0-0.

Snowlands, Par, Cornwall. Sun. 10. Pete Walker (Snowlands) 9-10-0, silver fish on pole and chopped worm, peg 8; Gordon Luck (Snowlands) 9-0-0; Trev Savory (Snowlands) 3-12-0; Terry Johnson (Snowlands) 3-6-0; Daniel Cornwall (Snowlands) 2-7-0.

Street Angling Centre, Sensas Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Sun. Cary. 19. Mark Wynne (Street Angling Centre) 212-6-0, carp to 15 lb on bomb and pellet, peg 86; Mark Leahy (Street Angling Centre) 124-11-0; Dave Romain (Street Angling Centre) 114-8-0; Dick Bull (Viaduct) 108-15-0; Steve Denmead (Team Keyfords) 97-12-0; R. Walters (Street Angling Centre) 95-6-0.

Tylers Common, near Brentwood, Essex. Sat. 27. Steve Copping (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 140-4-0, carp to 7 lb, maggot and pellet, peg 30 Horseshoe Lake; Nick Darke (GOT Baits) 133-0-0; Zac Lori (Tylers Common) 130-0-0; Steve James (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 128-4-0; George Manoli (Bowlers) 109-2-0; Alec Roberts (Middy Lake John) 108-0-0.

Wessex Winter League, Round Three, River Thames Kelmscot. Sun. 42. Steve Heath (Clanfield) 11-8-0, chub on feeder and maggots; Rod Waterstone (South Cerney) 10-5-8; Brian Jackson (Isis A) 10-3-0; Mike Marsden (Pewsey) 7-10-0; Peter Gilbert (Isis A) 4-13-0; Brian Webb (Isis A) 4-8-0. Teams: Isis A 32; Radcot 31; Pewsey 26. League: Isis A 100; Radcot 91; Clanfield 75; Pewsey 75; South Cerney 56.

Willow Park Winter League, Ash, Hampshire. Round Two, Middle and Small Lakes. Sat. 34. Ian Dixon (Milo Bordon) 59-12-0, carp and bream on pellet waggler; Chris Love (Willow Black) 28-12-0; Nick Crabb (Section Eight) 24-8-0; Mark Goddard (Willow Blue) 22-12-0; Harry Marsh (Sensas A 4) 20-8-0; Terry Harrison (Willow Bits) 19-8-0. Teams: Milo Bordon 32; Willow Blue 23; Willow Black 22. League: Willow Blue 53; Willow Black 49; Sensas A4 46; Milo Bordon 45; Guildford AC 36; Willow Bits 36; Willow White 36.