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London and South Angler’s Mail Kamasan Qualifiers for August 18/19, 2012.

*Angling Trust Division One National Championships, River Avon, Bristol. 510. Steve Priddle (Spro Dorset Raiders) 52 kg 200 gr; Alan Brown (Mosella Lostock Tackle) 35.680; Paul Cannon (Hull Works Sports Ass) 30.550; Dave Massey (Sam’s Tackle, Wigan) 22.930; Graham Jones (Yarm Angling Ltd) 16.430; Steve Clegg (Collins Green) 15.150.

*Avon Valley Summer League, Round Five, Bough Beech Reservoir, Sevenoaks, Kent. Sun. 60. Andy Cummings (Allan’s Marine) 45-8-0, bream on feeder and red maggot; Sean Barnet (Milo Bordon Red) 42-9-0; Martin Trice (Preson Innovations) 38-0-0; Lee Palmer (Bordon Angling Shop) 26-6-0; Paul Gibson (FM Arun Red) 25-14-0; Perry Ray (FM Arun Red) 25-4-0. Teams: Preston Innovations 47; Milo Bordon Red 45; Milo Bordon Black 43. League: Milo Bordon Red 235; Preston Innovations 225; Milo Bordon Black 211.

*Ockendon Bait & Tackle, Puddledock Farm, near Upminster, Essex. Sun. 55. Dave Harold (Angling Direct) 119-4-0, carp to 8 lb across and in margins, corn, Snake Lake peg 57; Alec Roberts (Middy) 118-4-0; Steve James (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 114-0-0; Ross Harold (Angling Direct) 109-3-0; Paul Hyde (Miracle Baits) 100-12-0; John Bell (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 97-15-0.




Alders Farm, Great Brickhill, Buckinghamshire. Sat. Ash Lake. 16. Gary Thorpe (GOT Baits Chiltern Baits) 302-7-0, carp to 5 lb, pole and pellet, peg 3; Chris Telling (Milo Bordon) 286-14-0; Colin Fosdyck (Garbolino Appollo) 247-0-0; Trevor Price (GOT Baits Chiltern Baits) 245-8-0; Keith Ashby (GOT Baits) 225-4-0; Myles Phillips (Alders Farm) 222-2-0.


Angling Direct Essex Summer League, Fourth Round, River Chelmer, Paper Mills and Hoe Mill. Sun. 48. Barry Lewis (Does Angling) 9-8-0, two tench with small fish, chopped worm, below Paper Mills; Aaron Goodchild (Maldon A) 8-9-0; Dean Tennant (Browning Wickford) 8-7-8; Rob Holding (Team Nomads) 8-7-0; Terry Edwards (Browning Wickford Red) 8-4-8; Steve Holden (Maldon B) 8-0-8. Teams: Browning Wickford Blue and Maldon B both 36; Browning Wickford Red and Spectrum both 31; Maldon A and Matchpack Angling Direct both 30. League: Browning Wickford Blue 162; Bill’s Tackle129; Browning Wickford Red 126; Maldon B 114; Maldon A 112; Purple Patch 108.


Avon Angling, Acorn Carp Fishery, Kingston Seymour, North Somerset. Wed. 27. Paul Lock (Bridgwater) 115-13-0, 32 carp on 5 m pole and meat, peg 9; Mark Bartlett (Acorn) 113-8-0; Tony Rixon (Avon Angling Mosella) 111-11-0; Adrian Jeffery (Avon Angling) 111-5-0; Mike Nicholls (Silverfox) 107-6-0; Glen Bailey (Maver Bathampton) 93-5-0. Silvers: Phil Harding (Avon Angling) 31-5-0.


Back Arun Fishery, Arundel, West Sussex. Sun. Carp Lake. 12. Kevin Parker (Apollo) 84-0-0, all carp, pole and meat, peg 23; Martin Twine (Back Arun) 75-0-0; Alec Bicknall (Back Arun) 67-0-0; John Money (JFA) 43-0-0; Ken Norman (Back Arun) 42-0-0; Mick Pranskuss (Back Arun) 30-0-0.


Bait-Tech Chard Reservoir League, Round Three, Somerset. 30. P. Holmwood (Taunton AA) 17-8-0; S. Tucker (Garbolino Bait-Tech) 17-4-0; J. Cooper (Daiwa Guru) 16-0-0; P. Mills (Taunton AA) 12-15-0; B. Lons (Frenzee) 12-10-0.


Bathampton AA, Over 55s and Disabled, Hunstrete Fishery, Somerset. Thurs. Withy Pool. 23. Mike Nicholls (Silver Fox) 76-7-0, seven carp to 15 lb on pole and paste in margins with 13 lb of skimmers, peg 69; Chris Rolfe (Portishead) 59-2-0; Ray Bazeley (Bristol) 35-6-0; Paul Haines (Bristol) 32-14-0; Brian Sheppard (Bristol) 31-0-0; Bob Feltham (Bristol) 29-12-0. Silvers: Rich Coles (Bridgwater) 26-11-0.


BK Fisheries, Hayle, Cornwall. Sun. Silver Fish, Bill’s Pool. 11. Bill Knott (BK Fisheries) 27-0-0, bream, skimmers, and roach, pole and caster, peg 6; Chris Symons (BK Fisheries) 15-0-0; John Maundrill (BK Fisheries) 11-12-0; Tony Jose (BK Fisheries) 10-6-0; Sam Bawden (BK Fisheries) 7-0-0; Mike Ash (BK Fisheries) 4-10-0.


Chestnut Pool, Langford, Bedfordshire. Sun. 10. John Weedon (Team Image) 89-7-0, 26 lb of carp, the rest bream, skimmers and roach, pole and pellet, peg 19; Andrew Dilley (Chestnut Pool) 54-6-0; Dave Henegan (Chestnut Pool) 50-0-0.


Clevedon Freshwater Angling Club, Shiplate Farm Fishery, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. Sun. West Pool. 15. Ivan Currie 57-14-0, carp to 5 lb, 14 m pole and 8 mm banded pellet to bottom of far shelf, peg 12; John Wolstencroft 50-12-0; Glenn Calvert 44-6-0. Silver fish: Paul Faires 32-8-0.


Colemans Cottage, near Witham, Essex. Tue. Costcutter. 32. Dave Vincent (Browning) 178-0-0, 6 mm pellet over sloppy groundbait and 4 mm pellet, peg 16 Wood; Darren Hutchinson (DH Floats) 170-0-0; Gary Hopper (Colemans) 145-0-0; Paul Chambers (Browning Wickford) 115-0-0; Rav Pisano (Galleywood Social) 112-0-0; Andrew Farley (Brightlingsea) 105-0-0. Sun. 26. Tony Lee (DH Floats) 108-0-0, margins, corn and hemp, peg 32; Bernie Fraser (Colemans) 101-0-0; Del Trulove (Colemans) 98-0-0; Simon Levy (Colemans) 83-0-0; Jason Nash (Marukyu) 72-8-0; Paul Chambers (Browning Wickford) 67-0-0.


Garbolino RAF Team Challenge, River Avon, Beenacre to Whaddon, Avon. Wed. 50. Darren Cox (Kamasan Starlets B) 11-11-0, two chub and small fish, peg 14 Forest section; Sean Ashby (Kamasan Starlets B) 11-8-0; Garry Etheridge (Garbolino Blackmore Vale MG) 10-13-0; Martin Hallford (RAF Old Lags) 10-10-0; Hadrian Whittle (Kamasan Starlets A) 10-8-0; Bob Ryan (Avon AA) 10-7-0. Teams: Kamasan Starlets B 9; Kamasan Starlets A 22; Garbolino Blackmore Vale MG 25; Garbolino RAF A, Garbolino RAF B and Avon AA all 27.


Godalming AS, Marsh Farm, Milford, Surrey. Wed. 16. Gareth Phillips (Apollo) 39-10-0, tench on pole and casters; Ian Dixon (Milo Bordon) 39-1-0; Brian Wallis (Apollo) 31-6-0.


Gold Valley, Ash, Hampshire. Sun. Middle Lake. 18. Mark Eves (Milo Bordon) 219-8-0, carp on pole and maggots; John Light (Springlakes) 149-8-0; Lynas Neale (Reading AC) 130-0-0. Fri. Costcutter, Middle Lake. 13. Ged Cooper (Guildford AC) 44-0-0; Pete Repton (Woking) 43-8-0; Simon Duke (Woking) 34-0-0. Wed. Gold Lake. 11. Chris Francawiac (Fishermans Cabin) 150-10-0, carp on pole and maggots; Barry Upperton (Meatbashers) 145-2-0; Lynas Neale (Reading AC) 128-8-0. Mon. Costcutter, Middle Lake. 14. John Cooper (AEC) 77-7-0, carp on pole and maggots; Allen Wyatt (Carpet Warehouse) 60-0-0; Eddy Green (Springlakes) 56-4-0.


Gwinear, Newquay, Cornwall. Tue. 13. Arthur Turner (Gwinear) 113-12-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 36; Brian Loader (Gwinear) 104-8-0; Andy Partridge (Spro) 92-12-0; Mark Layzell (Gwinear) 77-2-0; Harry Billing (Mosella Garbolino) 71-12-0; Billy Arch (Gwinear) 60-6-0. Sun. 12. Tony Williams (Gwinear) 137-12-0, carp on pole with corn and paste, peg 49; Andy Patterson (Gwinear) 115-4-0; Harry Billing (Mosella Garbolino) 78-2-0; Chaz Ward (Gwinear) 55-10-0; Nick White (Gwinear) 54-0-0; Roger Baker (Sensas Thyers) 49-12-0.


How End Fisheries, Houghton Conquest, Bedford. Sun. Dani’s Lake. 14. Phil ‘Pebs’ Stone (How End Fisheries) 53-5-0, carp, pole and worm over caster; Nick Rowe (How End Fisheries) 41-13-0; Mark Wells (How End Fisheries) 36-10-0; Trevor Jeans (Milton Keynes) 33-2-0; Paul Law (How End Fisheries) 26-9-0.


Ilminster AA, Dillington Pond, Ilminster, Somerset. Sun. 5. Martin Heard (Tiverton) 12-12-0, roach and perch on whip and maggot, peg 12; Graham Field (Taunton) 12-11-0, League: Martin Heard 78; Graham Field 76; Steve Parker 54.


Ivy House, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire. Tue. Match Lake. Alan Smith (Ivy House) 63-0-0, carp to 14 lb on short pole and maggot, peg 48; Terry Robinson (Ivy House) 57-2-0; Mick Robbins (Ivy House) 54-0-0; Dave Baker (Royal Wootton Bassett AC) 40-2-0. Tue. ev. Match Lake. 9. Alan Smith (Ivy House) 50-12-0, carp on pole and maggot, peg 13; Frank Domachie (Cotswold Angling) 45-10-0; Paul Dressler (Ivy House) 43-8-0. Sat. Match Lake. Ryan Shipp (Westerleigh) 62-6-0, carp and a few silver fish on long pole and in margins with corn, peg 16; Alan Smith (Ivy House) 55-4-0; Paul Ogbourne (New Century) 47-14-0; Andy Lord (Ivy House) 47-8-0. Silvers: Andy Lord 41-12-0. Sun. New Century, Match Lake. 23. Alan Smith (New Century) 92-12-0, carp on short pole and maggot, peg 2; Ian Millichip (New Century) 75-9-0; Mark Ogbourne (New Century) 65-8-0; Larry Laing (New Century) 55-11-0.


KC Angling, River Thames, Molesey. Mon. 12. Mark Lindsey (Weybridge Guns) 6-14-0, roach and perch on pole and maggots; Andy Rogers (Guildford AC) 4-15-0; John Carey (Apollo) 3-15-0.


Kingston Rodbenders, River Thames, Kingston. Thurs. 19. Jimmy Archer (KC Angling) 4-8-0, bream on feeder and magots; Tony Kent (Willinghurst) 3-2-0; Andy Rogers (Guildford AC) 2-4-0.


Maidstone Victory, Cinque Ports Inter-Club Match, Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent. 22. Dave Cosgrove (Cinque Ports) 42-2-0, roach and hybrids, caster over groundbait; Colin Conroy (Cinque Ports) 37-10-0; Mick Roberts (Maidstone Victory) 31-13-0; Keith Dacey (Maidstone Victory) 24-7-0; Dave Phur (Maidstone Victory) 21-11-0; George Howson (Maidstone Victory) 21-4-0. League: (best 5 weights counted) Cinque Ports 125-12-0; Maidstone Victory 114-5-0.


Marazion AC, St Erth Lake, Cornwall. Sun. 14. Ron Hurst (Bolingey) 31-0-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 11; John Shirley (White Acres) 26-6-0; John Wilson (Marazion AC) 21-0-0; Ian Johnson (Marazion AC) 15-4-0; Mike Bennetts (Marazion AC) 12-4-0; Barry Little (Marazion AC) 10-14-0.


MBK Leisure, Coloured Ponds, Rake, West Sussex. Thurs. 17. Steve Lee (Colmic) 102-4-0, carp, pole, sweetcorn and pellet; Tom Arnot (Alton) 67-14-0; Ian Dixon (MBK Leisure) 61-8-0; Scott Cross (MBK Leisure) 59-15-0; Simon Newens (MBK Leisure) 45-0-0. Sat. Juniors, Coloured Ponds, Rake, Sussex. 30. 13-16 years: James Bonnett (Horndean) 29-4-0, carp, pole, pellet and sweetcorn; Dean Prior (Bordon) 16-0-0; George Garland (Bordon) 14-0-0. 9-12 years: Karter Whittock (Froyle) 24-4-0; David Blackman (Hambledon) 19-0-0; Connor Hinkley (Petersfield) 12-14-0. Under-9 years: Ben Redfern (Liss) 21-4-0; Ryan Hinkley (Petersfield) 17-4-0; Jessics Carter (Alton) 8-10-0. 17-19 years: Alex King (Nyewood) and Tom Arnot (Alton) both 32-0-0.


Mid Cornwall Fisheries, Summercourt, Cornwall. Thurs. Joan’s. 10. Arthur Turner (Gwinear) 100-0-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 17; Pete Thomas (White Acres) 54-12-0; Andy Dare (Bolingey) 52-0-0; Denny Prout (Barns) 46-9-0; Roger Baker (Sensas Thyers) 43-13-0; John Slote (Barns) 24-4-0. Sun. Neil Hall Memorial, Joan’s and Neil’s. 13. Andy Partridge (Spro) 102-10-0, carp on pole and corn, peg 6 Joan’s; Andy Dare (Bolingey) 81-9-0; Mick Heacock (Barns) 57-12-0; Stuart Lister (Spro) 51-14-0; Keith Rowlandson (Barns) 46-7-0.


Olney & Clifton FA, River Great Ouse, Olney, Buckinghamshire. Tues. 22. Jim Martin (Moulton) 8-13-0, one bream, one tench and a few bits, legered worm and maggot, Doff’s peg; Paul Caton (Vauxhall AC) and Neil Shearn (Vauxhall AC) both 5-11-0; Tom Halfpenny (Olney & Clifton FA) 5-0-0.


Oxford DAA Summer League, Final Round, River Thames, Medley. Sun. 41. Paul Glenfield (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 19-14-0, roach and dace on pole and maggots; Steve Townsend (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 15-12-0; John Hesler (Isis) 15-12-0; Tom Lane (Shakespeare) 14-10-0; Paul Passmore (Turners Tackle) 13-12-0. Teams: Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths Blue 38; Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths Red 36; Isis 28. Final league: Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths Blue 165; Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths Red 163; Shakespeare 150.


Redbridge Lakes, Woodford Green, Essex. Thu. Costcutter, Cuthbert Lake. 12. Fred Brown (Sensas SE) 16-10-0, mixed bag, long pole and maggot over fishmeal groundbait, peg 28; Steve Blower (Redbridge Lakes) 14-12-0; Mick Warren (Brunswick Brothers) 14-2-0; Terry Stalley (Redbridge Lakes) 11-9-0; Steve Morgan (Robbos) 6-10-0; Matt Ayton (Redbridge Lakes) 4-2-0.


Sensas SE Open, Weir Wood Reservoir, East Grinstead, Mid Sussex. 18. Kevin Baptist (Sensas SE) 25-8-0, skimmers and a few big perch on feeder and worm, peg 13 (three wins in a row); Jed White (East Grinstead AS) 24-2-0; Fred Brown (Sensas SE) 19-4-0; Brian Nesbit (Advanced Pole Repairs) 17-8-0; Ian Lynsey (East Grinstead AS) 16-2-0; Paul Wiltshire (Sensas SE) 16-1-0.


Sensas Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Wed. Campbell. 12. Jim Baines (Viaduct) 300-13-0, carp on bomb and popped-up bread, peg 114; Jamie Parkhouse (Team Jinx) 277-1-0; Mash Masheder (Viaduct) 153-3-0; Dan White (Viaduct) 134-3-0. Silvers: Mash Masheder 28-3-0. Thurs. Costcutter, Campbell and Cary. 28. Jim Baines (Viaduct) 248-5-0, carp on bomb and popped-up bread, peg 110 Campbell; Martin Lenighan (Avon Angling) 190-12-0; Titch Williams (Thyers Tackle) 111-11-0; Dave Romain (Street) 98-9-0; Gary Tanner (Midlands) 93-4-0. Silvers: Craig Edmunds (Avon Angling) 36-2-0. Sat. Campbell. 12. Mark Wynne (Yeovil) 256-12-0, carp on pole and pellet shallow, peg 110; Roy Worth (Yeovil) 242-1-0; Mash Masheder (Viaduct) 205-0-0; Tom Mangnell (Mosella) 202-14-0. Silvers: John Green (Thatchers Tackle) 46-10-0.


Shiplate Farm, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. Sun. Hawthorns. 15. John Page 95-2-0, carp on pole and maggot shallow, peg 3; Dom Sullivan 59-9-0; Simon Ryall 47-3-0; Paul Haskins 38-14-0; Jeff Wye 37-6-0; Dom Sutherland 29-11-0.


Sport One Open, Wylands, Battle, East Sussex. Sun. Middle Lake. 16. Darren Law (Monks) 35-0-0, skimmers, pole and maggot; Jay Lay (Maver Cardinals) 31-10-0; Nick Gilbert (NG Floats) 23-0-0; Steve Palmer (Maver Cardinals) 21-0-0; Bill Postlethwaite (Moatrix Invicta) 19-12-0; Jim McDowell (Monks) 19-10-0.


Tony Rixon Float Only League, Final Round, Sensas Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Sun. Campbell and Cary. 40. Tony Rixon (Avon Angling Mosella) 246-13-0, carp on pole and pellet shallow, peg 115 Campbell; Sean Townsend (Maver Bathampton) 231-6-0; Joe McMahon (Avon Angling) 197-3-0; Phil Harding (Avon Angling) 186-2-0; Neil Mercer (Avon Angling) 175-12-0; Tom Thick (Thatchers Tackle) 136-0-0. Silvers: Steve Evans (Avon Angling) 30-11-0. Final league: Sean Townsend 25; Anton Paige (GOT Baits) 23; Craig Edmunds (Avon Angling) 23; Clayton Hudson (Mosella) 22; Tom Thick 22; Bob Gullick (Garbolino BVMG) 22.


Tylers Common, near Brentwood, Essex. Sat. 34. Dave Harold (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 173-10-0, carp to 15 lb, corn and paste in margins; Nick Darke (GOT Baits) 153-14-0; Alec Roberts (Middy Lake John) 142-6-0; Lee Edwards (Bowlers) 131-8-0; Rav Pisano (Galleywood Social) 124-8-0; Steve Copping (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 118-8-0.


White Acres, Cornwall. Mon. Twin Oaks. 23. Tony Oatley (Miracle Baits) 201-8-0, carp on pellet feeder and dead maggot, peg 16; Jack Heath (Stoke) 111-5-0; Gary Hamilton (Daiwa Dorking) 95-5-0; Luke Hughes (Droitwich) 62-14-0; John Worthington (Standish Sharks) 60-4-0; Andy Price (Gary Evans Tackle) 59-15-0. Wed. Twin Oaks and Acorn. 29. Jason Hale (Newent AC) 130-10-0, carp on pole and paste, peg 7 Acorn; Aidan Williams (Newport) 110-0-0; Tim Davies (Newent AC) 107-5-0; Mick Hanson (Queens Ground) 99-1-0; John Kent (Tameside) 94-7-0; Andy Brookman (White Acres) 91-8-0. Thurs. Marukyu Rover. 65. Mick Stamp (Sonubaits) 124-13-0, carp on pole and pellet shallow, peg 13 Acorn; Tony Oatley (Miracle Baits) 117-12-0; Jack Heath (Stoke) 108-15-0; Luke Hughes (Droitwich) 102-0-0; James Garside (Team Hydro Ringers) 95-2-0; Sally Worthington (Standish Sharks) 91-6-0. Juniors: Bradley Shaw 73-4-0. Ladies: Sally Worthington 91-6-0.


Willow Park, Ash, Hampshire. Sat. 13. Mickey Sutton (Tumbling Bay) 75-6-0, carp and bream on pole and paste; Harry Marsh (Sensas A4) 73-12-0; Tom Morriarti (Crowthorne AC) 67-8-0.



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