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* Colemans Cottage Ind WL, Witham, Essex. Sun, 53, Pathfield, Stepfield and Wood lakes. Jim Trew (Matchpack Colemans Bait and Tackle) 106-0-0, carp to 10 lb with eight barbel, bomb and maggot ,Wood peg 13; Nick Fleming (Matchpack Colemans Bait and Tackle) 94-0-0; Wayne Candy (Browning Wickford) 86-0-0; Gary Bell (Lakelands) 76-0-0; Jason Nash (Geert Bait/D T Floats)  and Peter Binks (Walton on the Naze) both 70-0-0. League: Paul Chambers (Browning Wickford) 21 (4 section wins); Gavin Bridge (Colemans Bait and Tackle) and Terry Edwards (Browning Wickford) both 19 (3 section wins);  Mark Brown (Browning Wickford) 19 (2 section wins); Simon Colclough (Browning) 18 (3 section wins).

* Lands End WL, Lands End Fishery, Somerset. Sun, 36. Craig Edmunds (Avon Angling) 89-5-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 33; Mark Poppleton (South West MG) 88-7-0; Paul Elmes (Bristol) 69-0-0; Martin Lenighan (Avon Angling) 60-10-0; Nick Duckett (Lands End) 59-15-0; Adrian Clarke (Bristol Flooring) 39-0-0. Silvers: Mark Brennan (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 17-0-0. League: Craig Edmunds 24; Mark Poppleton 23 (284-0-0); Ken Rayner 23 (205-0-0).

* Medway Tackle Silverfish League, Frant Lakes, Kent. Sun, 30, Skirmish, Sunken Island, Car Park and Waterfall lakes. Fred Brown (Sensas South East) 34-6-0, roach, skimmers and perch, red maggot over worm and fishmeal groundbait at 8m, pegged beside footbridge on Car Park; Kevin Tong (Crowborough Tackle) 22-0-0; Paul Lamb (Sensas South East) 18-12-0; Darren Davis (Drennan) 18-3-0; Paul Udell (Maver Cardinals) 14-15-0; Tony Layton (Redbridge Lakes) 14-12-0. League: Richard Taylor (Sensas South East) 7; Fred Brown 8; Steve Arno (Redbridge Lakes) 9.

* Ockendon Bait and Tackle, Puddledock Farm, Upminster, Essex. Sun, 52. Bobby Linger (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 114-10-0, carp to 10 lb, maggot over micro pellet at 11m, Snake peg 10; Daniel Martin (Dartford) 101-7-0; Dave Harold (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 92-0-0; Mo Brown (Bowlers) 73-10-0; Ian Hutchinson (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 61-8-0; Martin Andrews (S and J Worms) 51-10-0.

* Rushmoor WL, Gold Valley, Ash, Hants. Sun, 50, Syndicate and Middle lakes. Sun, 50.Graham Agar (Drennan Bordon) carp, bomb and boilie; Dave Coulter (Gold Valley) 64-2-0; Paul Hiller (Daiwa Dorking) 44-12-0;William Raison (Daiwa) 41-6-0; Sean Barnet (Drennan Bordon Youth) 39-12-0; Ian Harper (Gold Valley) 36-10-0. Teams: Daiwa Dorking 33; Farnborough AS 30; Drennan Bordon 29. Final League: Daiwa Dorking 27; Farnborough AS 22; Drennan Bordon 20; Gold Valley 12; Davies Angling 9.

* Slough House Silverfish League, Slough House Lake, Bulphan, Essex. Sun (Feb.2), 32. Jimmy Wilson (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 30-8-0, mainly skimmers, expander pellet on pole and waggler; Alan Reynolds (Bait-Tech) 29-4-0; Martin Armfield (Bowlers) 27-10-0; John Hunt (Brentwood Angling) 22-8-0; Lee Edwards (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 21-8-0; Bob Davis (Browning Wickford) 20-12-0. League: Jimmy Wilson (Ockendon Bait and Tackle)  6; John Hunt (Brentwood Angling) 7; Dave Whitman (Oakwood Angling), Steve Barnet (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) and  John Southgate (Sensas Oakwood) all 10.

* Tylers Common, Brentwood, Essex. Sat, 30. Nick Darke (Got Baits) 104-0-0, carp to 5 lb to pellet feeder with a few on pole, Willow peg 21; Tetry Pritlove (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 84-8-0; John Eldred (Tylers Common) 82-4-0; Steve James (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 77-0-0; Jason Collins (Browning Wickford) 68-4-0; Jamie Mcquire (Rib Valley Angling) 65-0-0.

* White Acres Individual League, Newquay, Kernow. Sun, 39, Twin Oaks, Trelawney and Pollawyn Lakes. Andy Dare (Garbolino Bolingey) 82-2-0, mainly F1s, 5m pole, meat, pellet and worm, peg 18 Trelawney; John Shirley (White Acres) 63-0-0; Nigel Rhodes (Burts Baits) 60-0-0; Mark Charnell (White Acres) 51-3-0; Chris Hancock (Sensas/Gwinear) 47-14-0; Ian Croxton (White Acres) 44-6-0.



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Alders Farm, nr. Milton Keynes, Bucks. Sun, 20, Ash Lake. Martin Greene (Daiwa Kamasan Starlets) 59-8-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet feeder, peg 21; Gary Thorpe (Chiltern GOT Baits) 55-1-0; Warren Downey (Brown’s Tackle) 54-1-0; Trevor Price (Chiltern GOT Baits) 51-14-0; Ricky Quick (Chiltern MG) 51-13-0; Neil Wooding (Alder’s) 46-6-0.

Bait-Tech Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Sat, 12. Cary. Trev Heathman (Crewkerne) 63-12-0, carp, bomb, popped up bread, peg 86; Dick Bull (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 41-12-0; James Cooper (Guru) 4-7-0. Silvers: Nicky Ewers (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 14-10-0.

Bathampton AA/Veals Silvers Championships, Bridge Pool, Hunstrete, Somerset. Thurs, 25. Rich Coles (Bridgwater AA) 15-6-0, bream, skimmers and roach, small pellet feeder with pinkies, peg 6; Mike Jones (Claverham) 13-3-0; Chris Rolfe (Portishead) 13-1-0; Mike Owens (Sensas Thyers) 9-11-0; Bob Price (Bristol) 8-12-0; Ray Bazeley (Bristol) 6-2-0. League: Mike Owens 4; Bob Price 5; Paul Dicks (Bristol) 5.

BK Fisheries Winter Pairs, St. Erth, Cornwall. Sun, 12, silvers, Bill’s Pool. Bill Knott (BK Fisheries) 17-14-0, roach to 1 lb, poled caster and maggot over loose feed down edge, peg 2; Tony Jose (BK Fisheries) 17-8-0; John Maundrill (BK Fisheries) 17-2-0; Alex Bradley (BK Fisheries) 17-2-0.

Colemans Cottage, Witham, Essex. Tues, 34. Frank Thomas (Browning Wickford) 103-0-0, Wood Lake peg 40; Rodger Gillingham (Colemans Bait and Tackle) 70-0-0; Jim Barrowman (PW Angling) 63-8-0; Tony Lee (DH Floats) 58-8-0; Darren Sparrow (Ipswich) 58-0-0; Peter Binks (Walton on the Naze) 56-0-0.

Dynamite Oakfield, Aylesbury, Bucks. Sat, 22, Red Kite and Swallow lakes. Mick Bryan (The Bull) 48-8-0, nine carp, poled corn down edge, Swallow peg 2; Richard Wall (Dynamite Oakfield) 28-10-0; Roger Young (Dynamite Oakfield) 24-13-0; Gary Thorpe (Chiltern GOT Baits) 24-12-0; Dave Stratfull (Dynamite Oakfield) 23-11-0; Joff Rogers (Frenzee GOT Baits) 22-9-0.

Iden Wood Fishery, nr Rye, East Sussex. Sun, 11, Match Lake. Chris Pope (Tenterden AC) 27-1-0, six carp, pole and maggot down right hand margin, peg 36; Pete Joiner (Tackle and Gun Tenterden) 27-0-0; Andy Milton (Tackle and Gun Tenterden) 26-15-12.

Marazion AC, St Erth Pool, Kernow. Sun, 6. Chris Plant (Marazion) 22-0-0, carp on pellet feeder and maggot, peg 9; Barry Little (Marazion) 10-4-0; John Wilson (Holdem Arms AC) 7-1-0.

Monk Lakes, Staplehurst, Kent, Sun, 17, Lake One. John Larraman (Preston Innovations Delcac) 37-0-0, carp and silvers, feedered maggot and corn, peg 18; Tom Need (Middy) 34-0-0; Stuart Atkinson (Blean Angling) 32-12-0; Mark Rees (Monk Lakes) 27-12-0; Stuart Cottingham (Maver Cardinals) 26-8-0.

NG Floats Silverfish Series, Hartleylands Farm, Cranbrook, Kent. Sun, 14, Reservoir. Martin Charnock (Carpshop) 11-10-0, roach, maggot, pole and whip, peg 2; Derek Willis (Iden Wood Fishery) 8-10-0; Bill Short (Matrix Invicta) 7-10-0; Bill Postlethwaite (Matrix Invicta) 7-8-0; John Robinson (Sensas South East) 7-1-0.

Shiplate Farm, Weston Super Mare, Somerset. Sun, 12, Westpool and Hawthorn ponds. Dom Sullivan (Maver Cadbury Angling) 23-0-0, carp, maggot and pinkie, 14m, peg 23 Hawthorn; Julian Pinkett (Bristol PO) 22-2-0; Alan Healey (PSV) 20-14-0; Ryan Radford (PSV) 18-2-0; Andy Curry (Frys MG) 17-8-0.

Sonubaits Passies, Lancing, West Sussex. Sun, 24, Silverfish League, Main Lake. Samantha Sim (Preston Innovations Delcac) 44-5-0, bream, pole and feeder, maggot and pellet, peg 22; Gary Thomas (Sussex) 32-14-0; Jamie Grainger (Preston Innovations Delcac) 29-4-0; Tony Sneyd (Three Kings) 22-12-0; Terry Harrison (Daiwa Dorking) 22-10-0. League: Jason Kirk (Arun Angling) 5; Steve Gardener (Milo) and Ritchie Kirk (Arun Angling) both 7.

Tillingbourne Fishery, Gomshall, Surrey. Tues, 17.Brian Green (Chapmans Baits) 20-4-0, carp, poled corn; Brian Wallin (Free Spirit) 15-1-0; Fred Flurry (Davies Angling) 11-5-0.

Westerleigh WL, Westerleigh Lake, Avon. Sun, 14. Simon Belcham (Westerleigh) 14-6-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet, peg 24; Mike Nicholls (Silverfox) 10-9-0; Dave Downton (Bristol) 6-10-0; Bill Ferris (Bristol) 6-3-0. Silvers: Mike Nicholls 6-1-0.

Willow Park, Ash, Hants. Wed, 8, over-50s, Middle Lake. Doug Graves (Willow Park) 43-8-0, carp, poled maggots. Fri, 11, over-50s, Small Lake. Brian Ward (Farnham AS) 45-14-0, carp, poled corn; Tony Medlicotte (Farnham AS) 22-6-0. Sat, WL, 20. Paul Hiller (Section Eight) 67-0-0, carp, wagglered pellets; Simon Kiefer (Drennan Bordon Youth) 53-4-0; Ian Dixon (Drennan Bordon Youth) 31-4-0. Teams: Drennan Bordon Youth 21; Section Eight and Willow White both 15. League: Drennan Bordon Youth 130; Willow Black 107; Section Eight 104.

Wylands, Battle, East Sussex. Sun, 10, Field Lake. Carlton Easter (Iden Wood Fishery) 30-0-0, carp, maggot down left hand margin; Lew Nightingale (Wylands) 28-4-0; Mick Wells  (Sensas South East) 20-0-0.



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