Match star Gareth Drury gives a stickfloat masterclass in this week’s Angler’s Mail, targeting a species that feeds in the cold.



London and South Angler’s Mail Kamasan Qualifiers for December 8/9, 2012.


*Alders Farm Winter League, Round Five, Great Brickhill, Buckinghamshire. Pines and Ash Pools. 90. Barry Mason (Tubertini) 140-9-0, carp to 6 lb, straight legered bread, peg 27 Ash; George Kay (Vauxhall AC) 118-12-0; Simon Edwards (GOT Baits Red) 101-12-0; Wayne Shepherd (Ringers Green) 97-15-0; Roy Makins (GOT Baits Red) 95-1-0; Michael Buchwalder (All Sorts) 93-12-0. Teams: GOT Baits Red 35; GOT Baits Black 30; Vauxhall AC 26. League: GOT Baits Red 162; GOT Baits Black 139; Tubertini 122.

*Ockendon Bait & Tackle, Puddledock Farm, near Upminster, Essex. Sun. 54. Dave Harold (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 131-12-0, carp to 6 lb, bread across, peg

5; Steve Banks (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 120-3-0; Ray Herbert (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 95-8-0; Barry Ryley (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 72-0-0; John Brooks (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 69-8-0; Terry Pritlove (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 69-0-0.

*Upper Thames Winter League, Round Five, Kennet and Avon Canal, Great Bedwin. Sun. 60. Ben Bentley (Browning Andover) 40-3-0, skimmers on pole and chopped worm; Glyn Loveday (Swindon Talisman) 34-12-0; Dave Johnston (Swindon Talisman) 22-5-0; Sean Williams (Maver Lobbies) 11-4-0; Barry Giles (Browning Andover) 7-1-0; Paul Passmore (Devises MG) 5-5-0. Teams: Browning Andover 39; Garbolino Blackmore Vale 37; Devises MG 36. League: Daiwa Gordon League 13; Devises MG 13; Garbolino Blackmore Vale 13.




Angling Direct Essex Winter League, Fourth Round, Maldon Canal, Heybridge Tesco’s. Sun. 31. Joe Harber (Matchpack Angling Direct) 2-7-8, small roach on joker at 5m; Peter Lamb (Purple Patch) 2-3-8; Trevor Stacey (Maldon) 0-15-8; Dave Lewis (Purple Patch) 0-10-8; Paul Chambers (Browning Wickford) 0-8-8. Teams: Purple Patch 27; Bill’s Tackle 22; Browning Wickford 20; Maldon 18; Doe’s Angling 16; Spectrum 14; Matchpack/Angling Direct 12; Team Nomates 9. Final league: Browning Wickford 86 (six section wins); Purple Patch 86 (five section wins); Bill’s Tackle 78; Matchpack Angling Direct 76; Maldon 65; Doe’s Angling 63; Spectrum 59; Team Nomates 57. Top individual: Paul Chambers (Browning Wickford) 25.

Angling Trust Winter League, Kent Division, Final Round, Hartleylands Farm Fishery, Cranbrook, Kent. Sun. 40. Richard Taylor (Sensas South East) 112-8-0, all large carp, Reservoir; Robbie Williams (Preston Innovations Delcac) 91-2-0; John Robinson (Sensas South East) 82-6-0; Robbie Taylor (Preston Innovations Delcac) 64-14-0; Dean Locke (Preston Innovations Delcac) 59-1-0; Ivan Jacobs (Maver Cardinals) 52-0-2. Teams: Preston Innovations Delcac 33; Sensas South East 26; Maver Cardinals 21; Cinque Ports MG 20. Preston Innovations Delcac 7; Sensas South East 13; Maver Cardinals 17; Cinque Ports MG 23.

Angling Trust Winter League, Monks Division, Round Five, Monk Lakes, Maidstone, Kent. Sun. Lakes One, Two and Three. 48. Pete Goodman (Preston Innovations Delcac) 104-8-0, all carp, Method feeder with maggot and pellet, peg 56; Paul Udell (Maver Cardinals) 70-2-0; Nigel Stanley (Maver Cardinals) 66-2-0; Myles Levy (Monks Blue) 58-0-0; Jay Lay (Maver Cardinals) 44-8-0; Kerry Davis (Blean Angling) 42-0-0. Teams: Preston Innovations Delcac 40; Monks White 32; Monks Blue 29; Blean Angling 27. League: Preston Innovations Delcac 8; Monks Blue 13; Monks White 20; Blean Angling 22.

Avon Angling, Shiplate Farm, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. Wed. Main Lake. 17. Martin Lenaghan (Avon Angling) 89-6-0, carp to double figures on pole and corn; Nicky Collier (GOT Baits) 51-14-0; Dean Malin (Shimano Dynamite) 38-9-0; Rod Wootten (Clevedon AC) 34-15-0; Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 24-2-0; Steve Kedge (Somerset Angling) 21-6-0. Silvers: Des Shipp (Preston Innovations) 20-2-0.

Bathampton AA, Over 55s and Disabled, Withy Pool, Hunstrete Fishery, Somerset. Thurs. 19. Bob Warren (Bristol) 17-8-0, one carp on bomb and maggot, peg 53; John Fry (Bristol) 7-8-0; Bill Ferris (Bristol) 4-8-0; John Bradford (Avon Angling) 2-10-0; Mike Jones (Claverham) 2-9-0; John Smith (Bristol) 2-4-0.

BK Fisheries, Hayle, Cornwall. Sun. 12. Tony Jose (BK Fisheries) 16-5-0, two carp and roach, straight legered boilie, then pole and maggot; Chris Symons (BK Fisheries) 10-2-0; John Maundrill (BK Fisheries) 9-4-0; Jason Holland (BK Fisheries) 5-4-0; Steve Collins (BK Fisheries) 4-0-0; Jack Etheridge (BK Fisheries) 2-4-0.

Clevedon Freshwater Angling Club, Bullock Farm, Kingston Seymour, North Somerset. Rushcombe Lake. Glen Calvert 14-9-0, small carp, pole and dead maggot to far bank features; Paul Faires 7-8-0; James Gunter 7-4-0.

FLE Fishery, Winter League, Round Three, Romsey, Hampshire. Sat. Lakes 1 and 2. 12. Gareth Boycott (Romsey Tackle & Bait) 62-2-0, carp to 10 lb on pole and maggot, peg 9 Lake 1; Mark Fitzgerald (Greenridge MG) 49-10-0; Anthony Flint (Tubertini South) 47-8-0; Paul Barnard (Salisbury) 39-10-0; Pete Newman (Sonubaits) 34-15-0; Andy Potter (Dandys K2) 31-14-0. League: Gareth Boycott 17; Pete Newman 15; Andy Potter and Paul Barnard both 13.

Gillingham AA, Winter Championships, Round Three, Dorset Stour, Highbridge to Catholics. 30. Jason Mills (Garbolino BVMG) 9-6-0, two skimmers with roach on Topper float with maggot and caster over groundbait, peg 17 Highbridge; Pete Edwards (Gillingham AA) 8-7-0; Tony West (Gillingham AA) 7-0-0; Rob Manns (Garbolino BVMG) 6-5-0; Danny McCoy (Gillingham AA) 4-5-0; Tom Thick (Thatchers Tackle) 3-14-8.

Gold Valley, Ash, Hampshire. Wed. Gold Lake. 14. Paul Holland (Preston Innovations) 83-4-0, carp on bomb and corn; Alan Burrows (Kennet Ospreys) 68-12-0; William Raison (Daiwa) 38-4-0. Sun. Middle Lake. 19. Stephen Gent (Kennet Ospreys) 101-8-0, carp on bomb and maggots; Morris Woodley (Chinham) 66-6-0; Paul Holland (Preston Innovations) 49-8-0.

Guildford Angling Centre, Furnace Lakes, Wed. 18. Giovanni Barbato (Guildford Angling Centre) 20-15-0, skimmers, long pole, maggots: Shaun Silvester (Guildford Angling Centre ) 18-10-0; Stuart Williams (Passies) 17-14-0;  Dave Carter (Guildford Angling Centre) 17-4-0.

Iden Wood Fishery, Iden, East Sussex. Sun. Winter Series, Match Lake. 16. Bill Postlethwaite (Moatrix Invicta) 41-0-0, five carp to 22 lb, pole and corn, peg 25; Matt Parsons (Iden Wood Fishery) 32-5-0; Bill Short (Moatrix Invicta) 19-2-0; Ray Hedges (Iden Wood Fishery) 14-7-0; Andy Ashdown (Iden Wood Fishery) 12-3-0; Neville James (Iden Wood Fishery) 12-0-0.

Ilminster AA, River Isle, Somerset. Sun. Xmas Fayre. 13. Martin Heard (Tiverton) 16-8-0, roach on stick float and maggot, peg 109; Rob Cox (Ilminster AA) 8-6-0; Dave Gudgeon (Ilminster AA) 5-9-0.

Ivy House, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire. Tue. Match Lake. 15. John Morgan (New Century) 37-4-0, carp on pole and maggot, peg 18; Joe Thompson (Ivy House) 18-4-0; Chris Cotterell (Ivy House) 17-4-0; Mick Robbins (Ivy House) 17-0-0. Sat. Match Lake. 21. Simon Stacey (Ivy House) 34-2-0, carp on waggler and maggot, peg 41; Mike Smith (Ivy House) 31-8-0; Joe Thompson (Ivy House) 31-3-0; Andy Lord (Fish and Field) 24-9-0. Silvers: Joe Thompson 4-0-0. Sun. Xmas Match, Match Lake. 16. Ryan Shipp (New Century) 48-2-0, six carp on pole and maggot, peg 33; Paul Ogbourne (New Century) 41-12-0; Matt Silvester (New Century) 24-12-0; John Williams (New Century) 21-4-0.

Knaresborough Piscatorials, River Nidd, Sawmills and GSPK. Sun. D. Whitehouse 4-13-8, grayling, peg 51; J. Whitehouse 4-8-0; B. Thackery 3-3-8; R. Sowerby 2-11-0.

Landsend Winter League, Round Two, Wedmore, Somerset. Sun. 35. Nick Merry (MFS) 63-11-0, carp and silver fish on 16 m pole with caster, peg 40; Alan Oram (Shimano Dynamite Baits) 61-5-0; Mike Nicholls (Silver Fox) 54-13-0; Clint Wojtyla (Avon Angling) 52-11-0; Steve Seagar (Maver Veals) 45-15-0; Adrian Jeffery (Avon Angling) 44-3-0. Silvers: Nick Merry 18-2-0.

MBK Leisure, Coloured Ponds, Rake, Sussex. Thurs. 12. Dave Steer (MBK Leisure) 22-12-0, carp, pole, pellet and maggot; Ian Dixon (Milo Bordon) 19-4-0; Scott Cross (MBK Leisure) 10-0-0.

Oakwood Angling, Winter League Practise, Grand Union Canal, Cosgrove, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. Sun. 33. Miss Abbi Kendall (Team Raiders) 8-3-0, roach an d perch on pole and lobworms; Tommy Boyce (Browning Northants) 6-2-0; Steve Joy (Maver Image) 4-10-0; Danny Grimsey (Maver Image) 4-3-0; Tom Southgate (Sensas Oakwood) 4-2-0; Graham West (Garbolino Black Horse) 3-15-0.

Oxford Winter League Practice, Kennet and Avon Canal, Avington. Sun. 17. Kevin Holmes (Sensas A4) 16-2-0, perch on pole and lobworms; Tom Hobbs (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 7-1-0; Richard Rosinski (Sensas A4) 5-0-0; Dave Kirk (FM Isis) 3-8-0; Steve Pawson (Sensas A4) 1-13-0.

Sensas Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Thurs. Costcutter, Campbell. 16. Stu Woods (Viaduct) 95-14-0, carp on waggler and maggot, peg 125; Colin Dyer (Langport AA) 57-12-0; Jim Butcher (Viaduct) 38-4-0; Phil Denslow (Taunton) 37-10-0. Sat. Campbell. 15. Steve Denmead (Keyfords) 160-14-0, carp on waggler and maggot, peg 118; Roland Lucas (Wilts AC) 82-8-0; Dave Goodall (Keyfords) 57-4-0; Paul Jackson (Maver RN and RM) 49-6-0. Silvers: Phil Cardwell (Viaduct) 9-1-0. Sun. Match and Spring. 16. Roland Lucas (Wilts AC) 88-10-0, F1s on waggler and caster, peg 44 Match Lake; Dan Squires (Viaduct) 76-0-0; Phil Cardwell (Viaduct) 49-0-0; Rob Eagle (Langport) 44-4-0. Silvers: Nicky Ewers (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 27-14-0.

Shiplate Farm, Winter League, Round Four, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. Sun. 20. Nigel Vigus (Shiplate) 40-8-0, carp on pole and maggot; Pete Bartlett (Shiplate) 39-14-0; Steve Howell 17-8-0; Paul Chapman 13-5-0; John Page (Shiplate) 11-4-0; Rich Hawkins (Shiplate) 11-2-0.

Sonubaits Passies, Teams of Four, Final Round, Lancing, West Sussex. Sun. Match Lake. 27. Derek Seymour (Framfield Old Farts) 64-10-0, all carp, pellet and corn down the middle, peg 27; Eddie Green (Turnips) 63-8-0; Barry Cope (Lee’s Loons) 46-2-0; Paul Fisher (Jeff Hope’s Mates) 31-4-0; Lee Perry (Lee’s Loons) 19-4-0; Trevor Passmore (Sonubaits Passies) 18-2-0. Final league: Lee’s Loons 12; Framfield Old Farts 15; Jeff Hope’s Mates 19.

Tylers Common, near Brentwood, Essex. Sat. Ash and Willow Lakes. 26. Steve James (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 126-0-0, 14 m pole and pellet, Ash Lake peg 8; George Manoli (Bowlers) 119-8-0; Richard Wager (Bowlers) 70-8-0; John Hunt (Brentwood Angling) 68-4-0; Steve Copping (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 64-12-0; Gary Ford (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 62-2-0.

White Acres WInter League, Newquay, Cornwall. Sun. Jenny’s, Trelawney, Pollawyn and Sycamore. 37. Tony Oatley (White Acres) 79-9-0, carp on feeder and pellet, peg 3 Jenny’s; Chris Hancock (Gwinear) 76-8-0; Mark Layzell (Gwinear) 70-0-0; Clive Hancock (White Acres) 55-5-0; Andy Patterson (White Acres) 46-14-0; Mark Cullterton (Milemead) 46-6-0.

Willow Park, Ash, Hampshire. Wed. Over 50s, Middle Lake. 10. Chris Love (Willow Park) 38-15-0, bream on pole or feeder and pellets; Dave Steer (MBK) 25-6-0; Ian McClaren (Guildford AC) 15-0-0. Sat. Winter League, Round Five, Middle and Small Lakes. 31. Dave Guntrip (Willow Bits) 68-4-0, carp and bream on waggler and pellets; Luke Hancock (Sensas A4) 43-4-0; Dave Lewis (Milo Bordon Youth) 41-12-0; Ian Dixon (Milo Bordon) 31-0-0; Tommy Hiller (Fish Quando) 22-14-0; Mark Goddard (Fish Quando) 19-11-0. Teams: Milo Bordon Youth 26; Fish Quando 24; Milo Bordon 20. League: Fish Quando 136; Milo Bordon 119; Milo Bordon Youth 98.

Wylands, Battle, East Sussex. Sun. Middle Lake. 14. Kevin Fuller (Wylands) 64-2-0, all carp, feeder and red maggot to reed bed; Lewis Nightingale (Wylands) 33-14-0; Mick Wells (Sensas South East) 19-0-0; Doug Pegg (Wylands) 7-2-0.



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