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* Ockendon Bait & Tackle Pairs, Puddledock Farm, Upminster, Essex. Sun, 36, Road & Snake lakes. Pete Steward (Browning Wickford) 167-0-0, Method feeder to island, banded pellet, Road lake peg 8; Ross Harold (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 166-8-0; Mark Brown (Debden) 147-12-0; Steve James (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 116-8-0; John Bell (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 105-0-0; Jason Collins (Browning Wickford ) & Jim Barham (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) both 101-8-0. Pairs: Mark Brown & Dean Swift (Sonubaits) 7; Pete Steward & Frank Thomas (Browning Wickford) 9; Jason Collins & Jim Collins (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 10.

* Oxford and District Summer League, River Thames, Medley. Sun, 36, round 5. Dave Johnson (Talisman) 20-8-0, bream, poled chopped worms; Tom Hobbs (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 16-4-0; Tony Hobbs (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 14-12-0; Steve Townsend (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 13-3-0; Dave Kirk (Isis) 11-11-0. Teams; Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths Blue 28;Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths Red 27; Turners 25. League: Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths Blue 142; Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths Red 139; Turners 135.

* Rye DAS Club League, River Brede, Rye, East Sussex. Sun, 52, round six. Craig Palmer (Matrix Invicta) 5-14-0, three eels plus roach, caster and worm, downstream section A; John Smith (Maidstone Angling) 5-0-0; Jay Lay (Hastings Hotrods) 4-15-0; Ian Carley (Sensas South East Gold) 4-12-0; Ian Germaney (Maver Cardinals Black) and Tony Docker (Advanced Pole Repairs) both 3-3-0. Teams: Cinque Ports MG 36; Sensas South East Gold 33; Iden Wood Fishery Red 32.5; Maver Cardinals Black 32; Hastings Hotrods and Sensas South East Marine both 31. League: Iden Wood Fishery Red 220; Sensas South East Gold 201; Cinque Ports MG 200.5; Maver Cardinals Black 193.5; Hastings Hotrods 193; Maver Cardinals Red 164.

* SW Super League,  Bristol Avon. Newbridge. Sun, 72, round 5. Andy Jane (Maver Lobby’s) 101-1-0, bream, groundbait feeder and worm, peg 63; Chris Parr (Sensas Thyers) 38-14-0; Richard Chave (Garbolino BVMG) 23-6-0; Mark Broomsgrove (Sensas Thyers) 17-2-0; Andy Ottaway (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 15-2-0; Nathan Johnson (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 14-9-0. Teams: Garbolino BVMG 57; Preston Innovations Thatchers 52.5; Daiwa Gordon League 51.5; Sensas Thyers 48; Maver Lobbys 39. League: Daiwa Gordon League 253.5; Sensas Thyers 231.5; Preston Innovations Thatchers 228.5; Maver Lobbys 212; Maver Cadbury Angling 211.


Results of smaller matches and midweekers

Alders Farm, Great Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, Sun, 20, Ash Lake. John Welland (Northampton) 344-2-0, carp to 6 lb, poled pellet, peg 4; Trevor Price (Chiltern/GOT Baits) 336-15-0; Richard Brain (GOT Baits) 318-10-0; Matt Grant (Bag’em) 318-5-0; Derek Smith (Middy/GOT Baits) 303-3-0.

Angling Trust Veterans National, Monk Lakes, Kent. Wed, 99. John Robinson (Tonbridge) 82 Kg 500 gr, carp to 10 lb, paste in margins, peg 134 Lake Three; James Trew (Brentwood) 59.250; David Savill (Bowlers) 55.950;Tony Baily (Swindon) 55.875; John Ellis (Stourport) 55.575; John Larraman (Tunbridge Wells) 49.200.

Back Arun Fishery, Arundel, West Sussex. Sun, 12. Bruce Goulding (SAS Chichester) 93-0-0, pole and meat, peg 17; Dave Self (Eastleigh) 50-4-0; Terry Madden (Back Arun) 49-8-0; Steve Stenniford (Back Arun) 36-0-0.

Bait-Tech Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Wed, 18, Campbell. Lewis Greenwood King (Bait-Tech Viaduct Juniors) 259-11-0, carp on pole and meat at 8m, peg 132; Mark Cullerton (Milemead) 240-0-0; Keith Masheder (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 238-13-0; Scott Russell (Tackle UK) 216-15-0. Silvers: Paul Greenwood (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 64-0-0. Costcutter. Thurs, 35. Paul Homewood (Team Jinx) 230-10-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 123 Campbell; Scott Russell (Tackle UK) 229-7-0; Roy Worth (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 223-8-0; Martin Rogers (Taunton) 190-6-0. Silvers: Paul Lock (Bristol) 68-9-0.

Bathampton AA Annual Veterans. Huntstrete, Bridge and Withy pools. 28. Richard Coles (Bridgwater) 165-7-0, carp to 19-4-0 on pole and worm, peg 29 Bridge; Terry Church (Bristol) 85-15-0; Bob Price (Bristol) 66-2-0; Chris Rolfe (Portishead) 59-6-0; Lionel Chidzey (Bristol) 59-3-0; Mike Jones (Claverham) 45-12-0. Silvers: Mike Jones 31-13-0.

BK Fisheries, St. Erth, Cornwall. Sun, 10, Bill’s Pool. Ade Holland (BK Fisheries) 122-3-0, carp to 5 lb, poled pellet shallow, peg 26; Taff Hurley (BK Fisheries) 119-0-0; Tony Jose (BK Fisheries) 79-3-0; Alex Bradley (BK Fisheries) 65-2-0.

Colemans Cottage, Witham, Essex. Tues, 25. Gary Hopper (Colemans) 239-0-0, corn in margins over hemp & corn, Wood Lake peg 6; Pete Steward (Browning Wickford) 193-0-0; Cliff Adams (Browning Wickford) 186-0-0; Glen Burden (Cross Drove) 178-0-0; Gavin Bridge (Cariers) 160-0-0; Barry Hatch (Burts Baits) 156-0-0.

Garbolino Bolingey. White Acres residents. Fri. Tom Peterson 233-6-0, carp on bomb and pole in the margins with pellet, peg 7; Brett Nicholas (White Acres) 195-8-0; Lee Bramham 177-0-0. Sun owners. Rob Wiltshire (Cwmbran Nobblers) 283-4-0, carp on short pole and pellet, peg 23; Simon Watson 210-14-0; Steve Prowse (White Acres) 169-2-0.

Gillingham AA, Lodden Lakes, Dorset. Wed eve, 14. Adie West (Gillingham) 28-4-0, bream and skimmers on pole and worm over groundbait, peg 32; Tom Thick (Thatchers Tackle) 25-6-0; Nick Ewers (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 21-2-0.

Godalming, Marsh Farm, Surrey. Wed, 16. Dave Lewis (Milo Bordon) 54-14-0, tench, poled caster; Mick Cook (Browning Crowsports) 53-1-0; Russ Berryman (Apollo) 51-2-0.

Gold Valley, Ash, Hants. Sat, 28, Gold Lake. Lynas Neal (Springlakes) 146-14-0, carp, Method and pellets; Mark Goddard (Daiwa Dorking) 135-4-0; Malcolm Bond (Springlakes) 123-0-0. Sun, 26, Middle & Syndicate lakes. Robbie Taylor (Preston Innovations Delcac) 142-0-0, carp, pellet waggler; Paul Holland (Preston Innovations) 139-10-0; John Light (Springlakes) 110-10-0.

Gwinear, Newquay. Sun. 10. Harry Billing (Garbolino) 102-0-0, carp on feeder and pole in the margins on pellet and corn, peg 46 Phase 2; Skip McCabe (Gwinear) 86-12-0; Chas Ward (Gwinear) 72-7-0; Clive Hancock (White Acres) 62-0-0; Roger Baker (Sensas Thyers) 58-4-0.

How End Fisheries, Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire. Wed, 16, Over-60s. Dennis Halliday (Letchworth) 62-0-0, carp, poled pellet, Yasi’s Lake; H. Smith (How End Fisheries) 48-5-0; Roger Cant (How End Fisheries) 36-4-0. Sun, 12, Letchworth AC, Dani’s Lake. Ken Kendall (Letchworth AC) 37-14-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 19; Clive Robertson (Letchworth AC) 30-9-0; Dennis Halliday (Letchworth AC) 30-6-0.

Ivy House, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wilts. Tues, 15. Mark Ponting (Ivy House) 70-1-0, carp and silvers  on poled pellet shallow, peg 15; Terry Robinson (Ivy House) 59-8-0; Justin Ogbourne (New Century) 58-0-0. Wed, 13. Match lake. Dave Halliday (Wednesday Club) 136-6-0, carp plus 100lb of silvers on pole with pellet, peg 37; Steve Upton (Wednesday Club) 126-6-0; Alan Scully (Wednesday Club) 100-10-0. Sat, 14. Gary Etheridge (Garbolino BVMG) 76-8-0, carp and silvers on pole with pellet, peg 24; Mark Baston (Swindon) 70-8-0; Justin Ogbourne (New Century) 53-13-0. Sun, 14. Dick Young (New Century) 77-4-0, carp on poled paste in the margins, peg 8; Paul Dressler (Ivy House) 70-12-0; Mick Gale (Ivy House) 69-3-0.

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Kingston Rodbenders, River Thames, Kingston. Thurs, 17. Andy Rogers (Guildford AC) 5-11-0, bream, poled maggots; Russ Berryman (Apollo) 5-4-0; Brian Wallin (Free Spirit) 2-7-0.

Landsend Fishery, Somerset. Wed, 13. Craig Edmunds (Flipflops) 178-15-0, carp on poled pellet; Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 167-13-0; Dean Malin (Shimano Dynamite Baits) 126-8-0; Tom Thick (Thatchers Tackle) 100-6-0; Martin Lenaghan (Avon Angling) 87-1-0. Silvers: Dave Blakemore 24-8-0. Sat, 11. Dave Westcott (Landsend) 200-11-0, 33 carp on poled paste, peg 36; Scott Puddy (Landsend) 120-15-0; Mike West (Somerset Joinery) 100-5-0; Chris Konetski (Yate) 80-15-0. Sun, 24. Dave Roper (Somerset Angling) 176-13-0, carp on 6m pole and meat, peg 32; Dean Malin (Shimano Dynamite Baits) 163-9-0; Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 160-11-0; Craig Edmunds (Flipflops) 148-11-0; Dave Westcott (Landsend) 145-14-0; Anton Paige (Got Baits) 135-4-0. Silvers: John Green (Thatchers Tackle) 36-12-0.

MBK Leisures, Coloured Ponds, Rake, Sussex. Thurs, 9. Brian Stevens (MBK Leisures) 72-0-0, carp, poled sweetcorn and pellet, Pond 2 peg 2; John Alexander (Grant Baits) 53-0-0; Ian Dixon (Milo Bordon) 45-2-0. Sat,  19, Juniors. 9–12s; Jessica Carter (Alton) 26-4-0 carp and others, poled corn and pellet; Karter Whittock (Froyle) 21-0-0; Jacob Fleet (Bordon) 19-8-0. 13–16s: Amara Thorn (Alton) 17-0-0; Joseph Orriss (Liss) 7-0-0; Alex Futcher (Bordon) 3-9-0. Under-9s: Ryan Hinkley (Petersfield) 13-4-0; Barney Eastman (Petersfield) 12-0-0; Ethan Spiers (Petersfield) 11-4-0.

Mid Cornwall Fishery. Summercourt. Thurs, 10. Joans Lake. Andy Dare (Garbolino Bolingey) 67-0-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 1; Harry Billing (Garbolino) 39-4-0; Ryan Gendall (Barns) 38-7-0. Sun, 10. Denny Prout (Barns) 82-6-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 2; Mick Heacock (Barns) 60-4-0; Tony Williams (Burt Baits) 50-4-0.

Sonubaits Passies, Lancing, West Sussex, 12. Kevin Parker (Apollo) 88-4-0, all carp, pole with meat and paste, peg 43 Match Lake; Ally Harvey (Prime Angling) 56-0-0; Paul Trollope (Sonubaits Passies) 39-6-0; Anthony Parker (Apollo) and Simon Ellis (Sonubaits Passies) both 34-4-0.

Tackle UK, Bait-Tech Viaduct. Sat, 18, Campbell. Lewis Greenwood King (Bait Tech Viaduct Juniors) 274-1-0, carp on pole and pellet in the margins, peg 135; Scott Russell (Tackle UK) 226-13-0; Paul Greenwood (Bait Tech Viaduct) 219-6-0; Dave White (Bait Tech Viaduct) 217-9-0.

Tylers Common, Brentwood, Essex. Sat, 25. Bruce Welfare (Bowlers) 288-6-0, pellet up in water & maggot in margins, Horseshoe peg 54; Ross Harold (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 213-0-0; Alan Kuzas (Tylers) 210-8-0; Steve James (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 194-4-0; Steve Copping (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 189-6-0.

Waterside AC. Bait-Tech Viaduct. Sun, 15, Campbell. Matt James (Waterside AC) 160-9-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 123; Steve Shepherd (Waterside AC) 147-9-0; Colin Butler (Waterside AC) 142-15-0; Steve Veal (Waterside AC) 128-7-0.

White Acres, Newquay. Mon, 26. Twin Oaks. Mark Sellars (Woodlands Tackle) 155-14-0, carp on pole and paste in the margins, peg 11; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 130-15-0; Alan Wright (Aston Angling Supplies) 130-0-0; Andy Turner (Alfreton Angling) 126-14-0; Mark Bower (Avanti) 121-3-0; Sid Toroni (White Acres) 111-12-0. Wed, 37. Twin Oaks and Acorn. Adam Sellars (Woodlands Tackle) 146-12-0, carp on poled paste at 5m, peg 14 Twin Oaks; Steve Shakespeare (Given Tackle) 139-1-0; Trevor Sellars (Churnet Valley) 99-15-0; Bradley Shaw (Barnsley) 97-0-0; Craig Owen (White Acres) 85-9-0; Mark Wesley (Bottesford) 72-11-0. Marukyu Rover. Thurs, 74. Rob WIltshire (Cwmbran Nobblers) 243-8-0, carp on method feeder and poled pellet, peg 14 Twin Oaks; Brett Nicholas (Fraddon Brass Band) 180-0-0; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 167-3-0; Simon Watson (Summerhayes) 166-8-0; Phil Sellars (Woodlands Tackle) 160-13-0; Mark Sellars (Woodlands Tackle) 159-8-0. Ladies: Karen Sellars 74-10-0. Juniors: Evan Marlow 73-3-0.

Willow Park, Ash, Hants. Wed, 17, over-60s. John Clifford (Willow Park) 32-4-0, carp and bream, poled pellets; Gary Clifford (Willow Park) 30-0-0; Reg Blenkinsop (Willow Park) 25-0-0. Sat, 16. Mark Burrows (Willow Park ) 55-8-0, carp, poled pellets; Chris Love (Willow Park) 42-4-0; Doug Graves (Willow Park) 42-4-0.

Wylands, Battle, East Sussex. Sun, 17, Old Snake Lake. Keith Axell (Wylands) 59-10-0, carp and silvers, pole with meat and pellet, peg one; John Oliver (Wylands) 59-8-0; Derrick Seymour (Wylands) 42-0-0; Carlton Easter (Iden Wood Fishery) 39-8-0; Henry Ecclestone (Wylands) 38-0-0.

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