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* Colemans Cottage Ind WL, Witham, Essex. Sun, 63. Gavin Bridge (Colemans Bait & Tackle) 119-8-0, 52 F1s for 80 lb plus carp to 3 lb, maggot in margins, Pathfield Lake peg 26; Danny Grimsey (Maver Image) 116-0-0; Pete Steward (Browning Wickford) 110-0-0; Reece Hearn (Bills Tackle) 102-8-0; Terry Edwards (Browning Wickford) 93-0-0; Frank Thomas (Browning Wickford) 90-0-0. League: Paul Chambers (Browning Wickford) 27 (4 section wins); Simon Colclough (Browning) 25 (4 section wins); Gavin Bridge (Colemans Bait & Tackle) 24 (4 section wins); Terry Edwards (Browning Wickford) 24 (3 section wins); Andrew Dearing (Saxmundham) 23 (2 section wins).
* Dynamite Oakfield, Aylesbury, Bucks. Sat, 31, Red Kite and Swallow Lakes, 31. Mark Pollard (Shimano Dynamite Baits) 36-7-0, eight carp, corn at 16m, Swallow peg 21; Mick Warrell (Dynamite Baits Oakfield) 30-14-0; Richard Ives (Dynamite Baits Oakfield) 29-7-0; Roger Young (Oxford) 29-5-0; Steve Nicholls (Dynamite Baits Oakfield) 28-3-0; Derek Cullip (Banbury Gunsmiths) 21-6-0.

* Kent League, Monk Lakes, Staplehurst. Sun, 36, Lakes 1 and 3. Craig Palmer (Maver Cardinals Black) 122-0-0, carp and silvers, poled maggot, peg 22; Jordan Bryant (Maver Cardinals Red) 65-4-0; Paul Lamb (Sensas South East) 46-10-0; Mike McMillan (Preston Innovations Delcac) 45-6-0; John Pantry (Sensas South East) 45-0-0; Paul Hamlyn (Preston Innovations Delcac) 44-2-0. Teams: Preston Innovations Delcac 33; Maver Cardinals Red 31; Advanced Pole Repairs 28; Maver Cardinals Black 26; Sensas South East 25; Maidstone Angling Centre/Sport One 18. League: Sensas South East 253; Preston Innovations Delcac 227; Maver Cardinals Red 211; Advanced Pole Repairs 200; Maver Cardinals Black 186; Maidstone Angling Centre/Sport One 159.

* Lands End Farm WL. Lands End Fishery, Somerset. Sun, 36. Paul Elmes (Avon Angling) 166-5-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 34; Mark Poppleton (South West MG) 110-3-0; Adrian Jefferies (Avon Angling) 81-10-0; Gary O’Shea (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 62-12-0; Mark Brennan (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 55-10-0; Ken Rayner (South West MG) 51-15-0. Silvers: Bob Gullick (Garbolino BVMG) 36-12-0. Final League: Mark Poppleton 29; Ken Rayner 28; Craig Edmunds (Avon Angling) 27; Paul Elmes 26.

* Ockendon Bait and Tackle, Puddledock Farm, Upminster, Essex. Sun, 46. Kevin Attreed (Bowlers) 137-6-0, carp to 13 lb, pellet and maggot down track, Snake peg 9; Steve James (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 102-8-0; Ian Nash (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 82-10-0; Ray Herbert (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 68-4-0; Ross Harold (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 61-4-0; Dave Taffs and Bob Linger (both Ockendon Bait and Tackle) both 55-4-0.
* Tylers Common, Brentwood, Essex. Sat, 30, Ash and Willow lakes. Nick Darke (GOT Baits) 126-4-0, 52 carp, feeder and long pole then maggot over groundbait in margins, Ash peg 19; George Manoli (Bowlers) 113-0-0; Steve James (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 108-8-0; Jason Collins (Browning Wickford) 100-0-0; Alec Roberts (Garbolino) 86-0-0; Mick Hood (Bowlers) 84-0-0 .




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Bait-Tech Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Wed, 12, silvers, Spring and Middle lakes. Gary Webber (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 35-0-0, skimmers, roach and perch, pole and caster, peg 32 Middle; Ian Cornelius (Wells) 28-5-0; Steve Kedge (Somerset Angling) 28-3-0; Chris Davis (Frampton RBL) 24-14-0. Sat, 17. Cary. Dave Roper (Reids Tackle) 147-6-0, carp on bomb and meat, peg 85; Mike Walker (Viaduct) 96-6-0; Scott Russell (Tackle UK) 58-2-0; Gary O’Shea (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 57-8-0. Silvers: Gary Webber (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 20-12-0.

Bathampton AA/Veals Silvers Championships, Hunstrete Fishery, Somerset. Thurs, 26, Bridge Pool. Dave Poole (Bristol) 12-12-0, skimmers, poled soft pellet, peg 24; Mike Jones (Claverham) 12-1-0; Paul Dicks (Bristol) 11-8-0; Dave Wride (Sensas Thyers) 8-9-0; Ade Crawley (Bristol) 7-14-0; Mike Taylor (Keynsham) 7-2-0. League: Paul Dicks 6; Mike Owens (Sensas Thyers) 7; Dave Wride and Mike Jones both 9.

BK Fisheries Pairs, Billy’s Pool, St. Erth, Cornwall. Sun, 12. Boz Phillips (Marukyu) 104-10-0, carp to 6 lb, poled pellet, peg 27; Alex Bradley (BK Fisheries) 54-0-0; Tony Jose (BK Fisheries) 46-4-0; Carl Morris (BK Fisheries) 46-0-0; Chris Symons (BK Fisheries) 42-2-0; Bill Knott (BK Fisheries) 38-12-0. League: Bill Knott (BK Fisheries) and Sam Bawden (BK Fisheries) 62; Stuart Bratt (BK Fisheries) and Alex Bradley (BK Fisheries) 74; Tony Jose (BK Fisheries) and Boz Phillips (Marukyu) 75.

Colemans Cottage, Witham, Essex. Tues, 33. Gary Hollick (Suffolk County) 73-0-0; Keith Rodgers (Colemans Bait and Tackle) 71-0-0; Pat Cooper (Colemans Bait and Tackle) 69-0-0; Jim Dodkins (Colemans Bait and Tackle) 66-0-0; Peter Binks (Walton on the Naze) 65-0-0 ; Alan Tuck (Angling Direct Suffolk) 62-8-0. Sat, 14 . Cliff Adams (Browning Wickford) 104-0-0, mostly big stuff, Stepfield lake peg 13; Robert Houlding (Colchester Bait and Tackle) 102-0-0; Alan Lee (Bills Tackle) 85-8-0.
Dynamite Oakfield, Aylesbury, Bucks. Sun, 15, Red Kite Lake. Gary Thorpe (Chiltern GOT Baits) 47-12-0, carp to 10 lb, pellet feeder, peg 7; Joff Rogers (Frenzee GOT Baits) 46-8-0; Barry Edwards (Dynamite Oakfield) 42-4-0; Nick Bryan (The Bull) 42-3-0; Dave Stratfull (Dynamite Baits Oakfield) 41-8-0.

Framfield Park, Sussex. Wed, 20, Spring Lake. Mike Head (Faulkners) 88-3-0, feeder early then poled maggot down edge for carp to 10 lb, peg 29; Nigel Greenwood (Sensas South East) 37-0-0; Paul Lawton (Marukyu) 36-10-0; Dennis Cooper (Rudgewick) 35-12-0; Antonio Poynter (Faulkners) 35-1-0; Mick Hart (Framfield) 24-0-0.

Gillingham AA Winter Champs, Dorset Stour, Deepwater, Highbridge and Rectory straight. Sun, 24. Paul Knight (Gillingham AA) 9-8-0, chub, roach and perch, pole feeder with maggot, peg 5 Highbridge; Dave Sealy (Gillingham AA) 5-2-0; Rob Manns (Garbolino BVMG) 4-8-0; Paul Henson (Gillingham AA) 3-14-0; Pete Edwards (Gillingham AA) 3-9-0; Tony Gates (Gillingham AA) 3-8-0. Final League: Rob Manns 490; Paul Henson 482; Pete Leach 467. Veterans: Mike Trevis 464. Ladies: Sue Collings 426.

Gwinear Fishery, Newquay, Cornwall. Sun, 12. John Shirley (White Acres) 86-8-0, carp, poled corn, peg 31 Phase 3; Alan Roberts (White Acres) 82-6-0; Harry Billing (Garbolino) 57-10-0; Andy Partridge (Spro) 52-0-0; Andy Patterson (Gwinear) 48-8-0; Roger Baker (Sensas Thyers) 46-4-0.

Iden Wood Fishery, Rye, East Sussex. Sun, 17, Match Lake. Matt Parsons (Iden Wood) 33-0-0, a 20 lb carp plus tench, skimmers and roach, poled maggot, peg 5; Andy Ashdown (Iden Wood) 24-0-0; Andy Milton (Tackle and Gun Tenterden) 19-0-0; Chris Pope (Tenterden AC) 18-8-0; Nick Hyde (Maver Cardinals) 14-0-0.

Ilminster AA VES Precision League, Dillington Pond, Somerset. Sun, 8. Bruce Hunt (Tiverton) 18-9-0, two chub plus quality roach, pole and caster; Jamie Rich (Against Men and Fish/Burt Baits) 17-10-0; Robin Cox (Ilminster AA) 11-0-0. Final League: Jamie Rich 12 (48-9-0); Pete Lonton (Ilminster AA) 12 (24-9-0); Graham Field (Taunton) 13.

Ivy House. Royal Wootton Bassett, Wilts. Sat, 24. W Bates (Ivy House) 49-8-0, carp on poled maggot, peg 47; Dick Young (Ivy House) 41-8-0. Silvers: Andy Dixey (Ivy House) 5-10-0. Sun, 22. Mick Lane (Ivy House) 26-8-0, carp on poled maggot, peg 37. Silvers: John Williams (Ivy House) 6-9-0.

Gold Valley, Ash, Hants. Sun, 21, Syndicate Lake. Stefan Gent (Gold Valley) 77-8-0, carp, bomb and corn; Andy Leith (Gold Valley) 68-4-0; Maurice Woodley (Reading AS) 66-4-0.

Marazion AC, Oakside Fishery, nr Newquay, Kernow. Sun, 10. Marc Barden (Barns) 15-8-0, silvers, poled maggot, peg 10; Barry Little (Marazion AC) 15-4-0; Todd Wright (Nance Farm) 14-8-0; Brian White (Marazion AC) 14-4-0; Paul Dench (Barns) 13-4-0.

Monk Lakes, Staplehurst, Kent. Sat, 18, Bridges Lake. Robbie Taylor (Preston Innovations Delcac) 36-8-0, skimmers and tench, poled pellet and maggot, peg 5; Derek Gladwin 30-6-0; Sean Clifford 29-10-0; Kevin Dyer 26-8-0 (all Preston Innovations Delcac); Len Goodwin (Medway Tackle) 25-8-0; Paul Lamb (Sensas South East) 22-0-0. Sun, 18, Lake Two. Myles Levy (Preston Innovations Delcac) 99-12-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet and meat, peg 86; Lee Kendrick (Willingshurst) 85-0-0; Pete Upperton (Middy) 57-12-0; Barry Upperton (Monk Lakes) 54-2-0; Mark Smith (Willingshurst) 53-0-0; Brian Bathy (Anchor Croydon) 52-4-0.

Shiplate Farm, Weston Super Mare, Somerset. Sun, 11, Hawthorns and Westpool lakes. Andy Curry (Frys MG) 43-1-0, carp, poled dead maggot in margins, peg 3 Westpool; Dave Cockayne (Shiplate) 32-5-0; Tim Lewis (Shiplate) 30-12-0; Jason Bird (Frys) 30-6-0; John Hawkins (Bristol PO) 28-14-0. Silvers: Julian Pinkett 11-0-0.

Slough House Silverfish League, Slaughterhouse, Bulphan, Essex. Sun, 26. Steve Spooner (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 42-0-0, bream and skimmers, long poled pellet; Billy Reynolds (Bait-Tech) 41-0-0; Adam Southgate (Preston Innovations Blackhorse) 40-10-0; Mick Hood (Bowlers) 40-8-0; John Southgate (Oakwood Sensas) 36-0-0. Final League: Jimmy Wilson (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 5; John Hunt (Brentwood Angling) 7; Adam Southgate 9 (3 section wins 140-0-0); Pete Vasey (Oakwood) 9 (3 section wins 99-8-0); Lee Edwards  (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 9 (2 section wins 140-15-0); John Southgate 9 (2 section wins 118-14-0).

Sonubaits Passies, Lancing, West Sussex. Sun, 24, Silverfish League, Main Lake. John Cowley (Sussex) 38-5-0, bream, feeder with maggot and pellet, peg five; Steve Gardener (Milo) 34-6-0; Vince Camilleri and Ritchie Kirk (both Arun Angling) both 32-2-0; Jason Kirk (Arun Angling) 27-6-0. League: Steve Gardener 8; Jason Kirk and Ritchie Kirk both 9.

Tillingbourne Fishery, Gomshall, Surrey. Tues, 15, over-55s. Andy Love (Love Machine) 21-4-0, carp, poled pellets; Fred Ravening (Ealing AS) 17-0-0; Jeff Dickenson (Feltham AS) 14-10-0.

White Acres Silverfish League, Pollawyn Lake, Kernow. Wed, 12. Harry Billing (Garbolino) 72-14-0, skimmers and perch, poled maggot and caster, peg 13; Roy Booth (Barns) 67-12-0; Andy Partridge (Spro) 60-0-0; Andy Dare (Garbolino Bolingey) 54-0-0; Pete Byrne (Gwinear) 50-3-0; Roger Baker (Sensas Thyers) 39-8-0. League: Harry Billing 11; Andy Dare 13; Andy Partridge 24; Roger Baker 30.

Willow Park, Ash, Hants. Wed, 16, over-50s, middle lake. Eddie Rippon (Willow Park) 23-4-0, bream, poled pellets; Chris Love (Willow Park) 21-12-0; Ken Russell (Browning Crowsports) 13-12-0. Fri, 11. John Ward (Willow Park) 28-2-0, carp and F1s, wagglered pellets; Brian Ward (Farnham AS) 18-10-0; Rod Carroll (Farnham AS) 17-0-0. Sat, 20, WL, small and middle lakes. Ken Russell (Withy Park) 49-4-0, carp and F1s, poled pellets; Paul Garrett (Section 8) 36-0-0; Simon Duke (Willow Black) 25-2-0. Teams: Section 8 23; Willow Black 18; Willow White 15. League: Drennan Bordon Youth 140; Section 8 127; Willow Black 125.

Wylands, Battle, East Sussex. Sun, 16, Old Snake Lake. Lew Nightingale (Wylands) 41-4-0, carp and silvers, poled maggot; Andy Webb (Wylands) 35-0-0; Paul Lawton (Marukyu) 30-14-0; Mick Wells (Sensas South East) 21-12-0; Roy Liddell (Wylands) 17-4-0.





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