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London and South Angler’s Mail Kamasan Qualifiers for February 16/17, 2013.


*Gold Valley, Ash, Hampshire. Sun. All lakes. 85. Stephan Gent (Kennet Ospreys) 180-6-0, carp on Method feeder and corn; Anthony Flint (Tubertini South) 150-8-0; Myles Levy (Milo Bordon) 144-14-0; Gordon Moss (Reading AC ) 117-2-0; Kevin Rowles (Devizes) 100-12-0; Pete Upperton (Meat Bashers) 86-14-0.

*Ockendon Bait & Tackle, Puddledock Farm, near Upminster, Essex. Sun. 50. Don Fresa (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 146-4-0, peg 11 Snake Lake; Andy Hume (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 134-4-0; Mick Hood (Bowlers) 116-0-0; Tony Gale (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 98-4-0; Doug Botley (Daiwa Angling Direct) 82-6-0; Ron Herbert (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 65-8-0.

*Sensas Viaduct Winter League, Somerton, Somerset. Sun. All lakes. 95. Des Shipp (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 191-1-0, carp on bomb and waggler with maggot and meat, peg 86 Cary; Dave Romain (Viaduct Select) 175-10-0; Mark Poppleton (Viaduct Select) 152-12-0; Rich Wyatt (MFS) 146-2-0; Martin Preston (Team Viaduct) 136-14-0; Mash Masheder (Team Viaduct) 128-13-0. Silvers: Tony Rixon (Avon Angling) 32-4-0. Teams: Preston Innovations Thatchers Veterans 68; Maver Veals 67; Preston Innovations Thatchers 63; Team Flip Flop 62; Browning West Wales 62; Viaduct Select 60. League: Viaduct Select 127; Preston Innovations Thatchers Veterans 126; Browning West Wales 117; Preston Innovations Thatchers and Maver Veals both 116.





Alders Farm, Great Brickhill, Buckinghamshire. Sun. Pines Lake. 17. Matt Brayfield (Towcester) 110-6-0, carp to 4 lb, pole and bread, peg 16; Nick Darke (GOT Baits) 82-7-0; John Welham (Alders Farm) 77-1-0; Warren Downley (GOT Baits) 62-6-0; Neil Hutchins (Alders Farm) 58-9-0; Andy Blackwell (Alders Farm) 56-3-0.

Avon Angling, Plantation Lakes, Kingston Seymour, Somerset. Wed. 18. Kev Molten (Avon Angling) 124-8-0, 21 carp to double figures on 13 m pole and pellet, peg 8; Tony Page (GOT Baits) 70-14-0; Des Shipp (Preston Innovations) 59-1-0; John Thompson (Bristol) 42-14-0; Steve Kedge (Somerset Angling) 38-8-0; Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 31-4-0. Silvers: Steve Kedge 13-13-0.

Bake Lakes, Saltash, Cornwall. Sun. Treasure Island Lake. 12. Tom Blagdon (Bake) 74-10-0, carp on pole with pellet and corn; Dave Haywood (Bake) 40-12-0; Christina Booth (Bake) 33-3-0; Ivor Whetton (Bake) 30-12-0.

BK Fisheries, Hayle, Cornwall. Sun. Billy’s Pool. 13. Nigel Taylor (BK Fisheries) 67-4-0, carp to 4 lb and skimmers, pole, sweetcorn and pellet, peg 24; Sam Bawden (BK Fisheries) 66-0-0; Tony Jose (BK Fisheries) 50-0-0; John Maundrill (BK Fisheries) 40-8-0; Chris Simons (BK Fisheries) 39-12-0; Ade Holland (BK Fisheries) 32-4-0.

Frys MG, Shiplate Farm, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. Sun. 20. Jason Bird (Frys MG) 45-4-0, carp on pole and maggot, peg 15 West Pool; Andy Curry (Frys MG) 41-12-0; John Macey (Frys MG) 22-14-0.

Gillingham AA, Dave Hillier Upper Stour Memorial, Highbridge to Catholics. Sun. 29. Phil Banfield (Gillingham AA) 7-12-0, three chub on stick float and caster, peg 44 Catholics; Simon Hebditch (Garbolino BVMG) 3-11-0; Dave Sealy (Gillingham AA) 3-9-0; Pete Edwards (Gillingham AA) and Neil Kerley (Gillingham AA) both 3-8-0; Paul Knight (Gillingham AA) 3-4-0. Sat. Junior open, Dorset Stour, Stour Provost. 7. Daniel Ponting 1-5-0, small roach on maggot; Alfie Dyke 1-4-0; Gabriel Bell 0-9-0. League: Cassie Young, Gabriel Bell and Alfie Dyke all 392 points.

Gold Valley, Ash, Hampshire. Sat. Syndicate Lake. 12. Will Raison (Daiwa) 46-0-0, carp on straight lead and corn; Roger Beale (Old Boys) 40-8-0; Tim Brown (Hounslow) 36-6-0.

How End Fisheries, Houghton Conquest, Bedford. Sun. Winter League, Dani’s and Yasi’s Lakes. 18. Nick Rowe (How End Fisheries) 68-2-0, carp, waggler, pellet and maggot, peg 19 Dani’s; Mark Wells (How End Fisheries) 62-7-0; Bob Warren (How End Fisheries) 40-2-0; Phil ‘Pip’ Bowlam (How End Fisheries) 23-4-0; Mike Clarke (How End Fisheries) and Dean Smith (How End Fisheries) both 15-4-0. League: How End Heroes 129; Give Us a Minute 109; Bus Pass Baggers 101; Two Dicks 101; Aarrrgggghhhh!!! 94; We Hate Nashy 75; Take the Mick 73; Privateers 60; Quads R Us 56.

Ivy House, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire. Tue. Match Lake. 10. Dave Halliday (Ivy House) 40-0-0, carp on maggot feeder, peg 18; Val Murray (Royal Wootton Bassett AC) 18-8-0; Terry Robinson (Ivy House) 15-0-0. Sat. Match Lake. 25. Gary Etheridge (Garbolino BVMG) 46-14-0, nine carp on pole and maggot, peg 49; Dave Halliday (Ivy House) 16-10-0; Mick Gale (Ivy House) 15-1-0. Silvers: Mick Gale 15-1-0. Sun. Match Lake. 20. Joe Thompson (Ivy House) 25-15-0, carp and silver fish on pole and maggot; John Williams (Ivy House) 24-12-0; Dick Young (Ivy House) 13-1-0. Silvers: Gary Davis (Ivy House) 11-11-0.

Landsend Winter League, Round Five, Landsend Fishery, Wedmore, Somerset. Sun. (Feb. 9). 35. Jamie Parkhouse (Team Jinx) 84-4-0, ten carp and silver fish on 14 m pole and pellet, peg 32; Ken Rayner (MFS) 81-3-0; Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 64-3-0; Clint Wojtyla (Avon Angling) 60-1-0; Ray Bazeley (Bristol) 52-15-0; Adrian Jeffery (Avon Angling) 51-9-0. Silvers: Tom Thick (Thatchers Tackle) 31-14-0.

MBK Leisure, Coloured Ponds, Rake, West Sussex. Thurs. 12. Matt Dummer (MBK Leisure) 41-12-0, carp, feeder, sweetcorn and pellet, Pond 4 peg 16; Alex Clements (Milo Bordon) 33-12-0; Scott Cross (MBK Leisure) 16-4-0.

NG Floats Silverfish League, Round Seven, Frant Lakes, East Sussex. Sun. Snags Lake. 14. Russ Evans (Middy/Sonubaits) 27-7-0, skimmers, worm and maggot on pole, waggler and feeder, peg 1; Dennis Price (Sport One) 24-3-0; Andy Silver (Sport One) 20-0-0; Martin Charnock (Carpshop) 18-3-0; Nick Gilbert (NG Floats) 15-6-0; Bill Short (Moatrix Invicta) 10-4-0. League: Martin Charnock (Carpshop) 63; Nick Gilbert (NG Floats) and Bill Postlethwaite (Moatrix Invicta) 62.

Redbridge Fishing Lakes, Woodford Green, Essex. Sat. Silver Fish Lakes. 17. Paul Grant (Redbridge) 18-12-0, skimmers and crucians on feeder and waggler to the island, peg 1; J. Hornsby (Redbridge) 12-12-0; R. Swan (Oakwood) 12-4-0; G. Bullock (Redbridge) 9-12-0; G. Swan (Oakwood) 9-6-0; J. Davies (Oakwood Sensas) 6-12-0. Sun. Lake Daisy. 13. Mark Linford (Redbridge) 8-8-0; P. Keeley (Spectrum) 4-0-0; G. Bullock (Redbridge) 3-12-0; S. Barnett (Redbridge) 1-4-0; R. Grover (Ockendon) 1-3-0; J. Hornsby (Redbridge) 1-2-0

Royal Oak Winter League, River Isle, Somerset. Sun. 7. Fred Brown (Ilminster) 1-2-0, dace on stick float and maggot, peg 14; Bob Hammond (Ilminster) 1-1-0; Justin Charles (Ilminster) 0-2-0. Final league: Jamie Rich 80; Graham Field 74; Robin Cox 68.

Sensas Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Thurs. Costcutter, Campbell and Cary. 16. Mike Jones (Taunton) 114-15-0, carp on waggler and maggot, peg 125 Campbell; Chris Rolfe (Maver Veals) 108-14-0; Gary Matthews (Taunton) 79-4-0; Andy Gard (Bristol) 66-0-0. Silvers: Tim Pallent (Maver Veals) 32-4-0. Sat. Campbell. 12. Jamie Parkhouse (Team Jinx) 87-14-0, carp on waggler and maggot, peg 126; Howard Webb (Sillybait) 86-7-0; Andy Lloyd (Dynamite Baits) 83-9-0; Dave Cockayne (Viaduct) 77-11-0. Silvers: Andy Lloyd 70-8-0.

Shiplate Farm, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. Sun. Main Lake. 15. Andy France 54-0-0, carp and silver fish on pole and maggot, peg 3; Simon Ryall 26-4-0; John Page 25-11-0. Silvers: Russ Peck 20-0-0.

Tylers Common, near Brentwood, Essex. Sat. 24. Nick Darke (GOT Baits) 108-8-0, mainly carp, 13 m pole and pellet, Horseshoe Lake peg 24; Dave Harold (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 79-4-0; George Manoli (Bowlers) 78-4-0; John Hunt (Brentwood Angling) 72-12-0; John Eldrid (Tylers Common) 71-2-0; Steve Copping (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 64-4-0.

White Acres Winter League, Newquay, Cornwall. Sat. Pollawyn, Trelawney and Jenny’s. 33. Tony Williams (White Acres) 53-8-0, F1s on waggler and pellet, peg 19 Pollawyn; Harry Billing (Mosella Garbolino) 40-8-0; Andy Patterson (White Acres) 40-4-0; Clint Elliott (Preston Innovations) 38-10-0; Andy Dare (Bolingey) 32-8-0. Sun. Pollawyn, Trelawney and Jenny’s. 37. Harry Billing (Mosella Garbolino) 70-12-0, seven carp with 50 lb of F1s on pellet feeder, peg 8 Trelawney; Steve Wragg (White Acres) 55-0-0; Paul Carpenter (White Acres) 54-6-0; Mike O’Gorman (Bolingey) 45-14-0; Mark Charnell (White Acres) and Mark Layzell (Gwinear) both 45-12-0.

Willow Park, Ash, Hampshire. Wed. Over-50s, Middle Lake. 8. Jim Finley (Surrey Police) 25-8-0, bream and carp on pole and worms; Roger Hurst (Willow Park) 17-1-0; Doug Graves (Willow Park) 7-7-0. Sat. Winter League, Round Eight, Middle and Small Lakes. 28. Alex Clements (Fish Quando) 50-1-0, bream and carp on pole and pellets; Paul Holland (Fish Quando) 36-12-0; Simon Willsmore (Sensas A4) 35-0-0; Luke Hancock (Sensas A4) 35-0-0; Simon Kiefer (Milo Bordon Youth) 30-10-0; Ian Dixon (Milo Bordon) 30-4-0. Teams: Fish Quando 28; Sensas A4 21; Milo Bordon 20; Willow Black 20. League: Fish Quando 216; Milo Bordon 181; Milo Bordon Youth 172.

Wylands, Battle, East Sussex. Sun. Field Lake. 11. Mick Wells (Sensas South East) 48-14-0, all carp, pole with pellet, corn and maggot; Lou Nightingale (Wylands) 46-12-0; Tim Relf (Iden Wood Fishery) 33-8-0; Roy Liddle (Wylands) 27-2-0; Ernie Rogers (Wylands) 26-10-0; Ron Newman (Wylands) 25-12-0.



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