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* Angling Direct Essex Summer League, Tylers Common, Brentwood. Sun, 35. Wayne Candy (Browning Wickford Red) 179-4-0, carp to 10 lb, meat and maggot in margins, Horseshoe Lake, new league record weight; Lee
Edwards (Spectrum) 168-2-0; Rob Blackburn (Browning Wickford Blue) 168-0-0; Jeff Church (Angling Direct/Matchpack) 153-10-0; Dean Tennant (Browning Wickford Red) 136-8-0; Terry Edwards (Browning Wickford Blue)126-0-0. Teams: Browning Wickford Red 34; Angling Direct/Matchpack 28; Browning Wickford Blue 27; Bill’s Tackle 24; JP Tackle 23; Purple Patch 21; Spectrum 18.

* Bridgwater AA, River Huntspill, Woolavington to Gold Corner, Somerset. Sun, 38. Chris Hook (Maver Cadbury Angling) 19-12-0, bream and skimmers, groundbait feeder and maggot, peg 75 above Woolavington Bridge; Tony Goodland (Maver Bathampton) 13-2-0; Matt Parsons (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 12-14-0; Mark Treasure (Daiwa Gordon League) 10-12-0; Neil Richards (Daiwa Gordon League) 8-1-0.

* Essex Inter Club League, Southminster Pits, Essex. Sun, 60. Chris Orrin (Colchester APS B) 100-2-0, poled luncheon meat, carp to 14 lb, Pit 1Railway Lake; Andy Howard (Colchester APS A) 75-8-0; Paul Lewis (Kelvedon) 57-6-0; Gavin Askew (Does) 52-8-0; Dell Goulding (Billericay) 45-10-0; Mark Banks (Braintree) 42-2-0. Teams: Braintree 47; Colchester APS A  46; Does 38; Billericay 37; Chelmsford Blue 29; Colchester APS B & Harwich both 28; Maldon 27; Chelmsford Red and Kelvedon both 25.

* Gwinear, Newquay, Cornwall. Sun, 33. Alan Lord (Ossy Tackle) 71-10-0, carp, pole and paste, peg 6 Phase 1; Keith Bradwick (Baggeridge AC) 54-4-0; Darren Painter (Baggeridge AC) 53-14-0; Roger Baker (Sensas Thyers) 46-12-0; Andy Patterson (Gwinear) 44-12-0; Andy Partridge (Spro) 44-6-0.

* Kent League, Royal Military Canal, Hythe, Seabrooke and College. Sun, 42. Charlie Lovell (Preston Innovatioins Delcac) 26-6-0, bream, pellet and corn over groundbait; Brian Nesbit (Advanced Pole Repairs) 22-5-0; Mark Richardson (Sensas SE) 15-10-0; Mick Wells (Sensas SE) 11-14-0; Young Docker (Advanced Pole Repairs) 11-13-0; Richard Taylor (Sensas South East) 11-5-0. Teams: Advanced Pole Repairs 36; Sensas SE 35; Maver Cardinals Red 31; Riverside 19; Maver Cardinals Black 18; Preston Innovations Delcac 16; Sport One 14.

* Ockendon Bait & Tackle, Puddledock Farm, Upminster, Essex. Sun, 55. Dean Swift (Sonubaits) 125-10-0, 6mm & 8mm hard pellet across then paste down track, carp to 6 lb, Snake peg 55; Jason Collins (Browning Wickford) 112-0-0; Mo Brown (Bowler’s) 94-6-0; Jason Nash (Marukyu) 88-0-0; Ross Harold (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 81-0-0; Graham Dack (Middy) 80-0-0.

* Tylers Common, Brentwood, Essex. Sat, 33. Jordon Briant (Tylers Common) 204-0-0, maggot and groundbait in margins, Horseshoe Lake peg 7; Steve James (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 175-4-0; George Manoli (Bowler’s) 151-2-0; Ross Harold (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 149-0-0; Cliff Adams (Browning Wickford) 147-12-0.


Smaller matches and midweekers

Alders Farm, Great Brickhill, Bucks. Sun, 20, Pines Lake. Nick Darke (GOT Baits) 191-12-0, carp to 6 lb, poled pellet, peg 19; Lee Cox (Alders Farm) 128-15-0; Matt Grant (Bag’em Matchbaits) 128-4-0; Matt Brayfield (Towcester) 128-0-0; Nick Wooding (Alders Farm) 114-11-0; Doug Robinson (Alders Farm) 114-0-0.

Bait-Tech Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Thurs, 24. Match and Lodge lakes. Howard Webb (Sillybait) 78-2-0, carp, feeder and pellet, peg 50 Match; Rich Coles (Bridgwater AA) 72-12-0; Dave Brittain (Shakespeare) 60-13-0; Mike Poolman (Vespe Army) 59-14-0. Silvers: Shep Shepherd (RN & RM) 42-14-0. Sat, 23, Cary and Lodge lakes. Roland Lucas (Wilts AC) 72-15-0, carp, pole, meat and pellet, peg 66 Lodge; Paul Greenwood (Viaduct) 71-11-0; Dave Hayward (Viaduct) 68-12-0. Silvers: Paul Greenwood 54-8-0. Sun, 24, top five match. Campbell Lake. Craig Edmunds (Avon Angling) 152-1-0, carp, meat and pellet at 5m and in margins, peg 120; Lee Werritt (Frenzee/Bait-Tech) 150-13-0; Paul Elms (Avon Angling) 131-3-0; Kev Molten (Avon Angling) 122-8-0; Paul Greenwood (Viaduct) 116-9-0; Joe McMahon (Avon Angling) 102-15-0. Silvers: Craig Edmunds 36-0-0.

BK Fisheries, St. Erth, Cornwall, Sun, 13, silver fish, Bill’s Pool. John Maundrill (BK Fisheries) 35-8-0, roach to 1 lb, poled maggot or corn, peg 13; Bill Knott (BK Fisheries) 32-8-0; Alex Bradley (BK Fisheries) 26-12-0; Mike Thompson (BK Fisheries) 18-8-0.

Breakingstone AC, Harescombe Match Lake, Gloucester. Sun, 12. Mark Willis 53-6-0, carp, F1s and skimmers, pole, maggot and pellet, peg 29; Mark Smallman 53-3-0; Jerry Chivers 51-12-0 (all Breakingstone AC).Coleman’s Cottage, Witham, Essex. Tues, 19. Andrew Farley (Brightlingsea) 284-0-0, Peg 20 Wood Lake; Pete Steward (Browning Wickford) 168-0-0; Gary Bell (Lakelands) 162-0-0; Andy Leroy (Coleman’s) 155-0-0. Sat, 12. Bruce Welfare (Bowler’s) 196-0-0, Wood peg 20; Peter Binks(Walton on the Naze) 159-0-0; Scott Jones (Marukyu) 157-0-0; Alan Lee (Bill’s Tackle) 140-0-0. Sun,10. Scott Jones (Marukyu) 200-8-0, Stepfield lake peg 20; Peter Binks (Walton on the Naze) 187-8-0; Rob Oakley(Colchester)173-8-0.

Godalming, Marsh Farm Surrey. Wed11. Nick Stunt (Apollo) 36-1-0, tench and skimmers, poled casters; Mick Cook (Apollo) 35-6-0; Derek White (Marsh Farm) 31-15-0.

Gwinear, Newquay, Cornwall. Tues, 10. Andy Partridge (Spro) 88-4-0, carp, poled corn, peg 28 Phase 3; Chas Ward (Gwinear) 78-4-0; Alan Lord (Ossy Tackle) 69-4-0. Fri, 6. Andy Partridge (Spro) 117-10-0, carp, poled corn, peg 25 Phase 3; Mick Powell (A & I Tackle) 105-12-0.

Harescombe Fisheries, Gloucester. Wed, 10, Match Lake. Mark Saunders (Maver Lobby’s) 83-8-0, F1s and carp, poled pellet, peg 15; Derek Jarman (Maver Lobbys) 81-12-0; Martin Hook (Maver Lobby’s) 58-0-0.
How End Fisheries, How End, Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire. Sat, 14, Yasi’s Lake. Nick Rowe (How End Fisheries) 55-8-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Mark Wells (How End Fisheries) 52-4-0; Pete Nash (How End Fisheries) 47-7-0; Dave Carter (Stevenage) 44-8-0.

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Ivy House, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wilts. Tues, 18. Mark Ogbourne (New Century) 56-2-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 27; Dave Baker (Royal Wootton Bassett AC) 40-6-0; Val Murray (Royal Wootton Bassett AC) 25-8-0; Chris Cotterell (Ivy House) 25-4-0. Tues eve, 11, Match lake. Neil Richards (Daiwa Gordon League) 43-8-0, carp and silvers, pole, chopped worm, peg 48; Paul Dressler (Ivy House) 34-0-0; Alan Mitchell (Ivy House) 31-12-0. Sat, 9. Dick Young (Ivy House) 61-12-0, one carp plus silvers, poled paste, peg 24, £200 golden peg; Paul Connor (Ivy House) 53-2-0; Eddie Marsh (Ivy House) 27-2-0. Silvers: Dick Young 57-5-0. Sun, 16. Chris Cotterell (New Century) 53-4-0, carp, poled corn in margins, peg 21; Vince Shipp (New Century) 51-3-0; Alan Smith (New Century) 45-12-0.

Jim Debham Memorial, Lodden/Hillier Lake, Gillingham, Dorset. Sun, 24. John Moody (Garbolino BVMG) 46-12-0, 20 bream and two carp, pole & chopped worm/caster over groundbait, peg 10; Simon Hebditch (Garbolino BVMG) 41-8-0; Mark Brennan (Gillingham) 39-0-0; Rob Manns (Wiltshire Angling) 30-9-0; Mark Leslie (Gillingham AA) 18-5-0.

KC Angling, River Thames, Molesey. Mon, 13.Geoff Rooney (KC Angling) 0-7-0, single perch; Stevie Sanders (Preston Innovations) 0-6-0; Karl Kingston (Surbiton AC) 0-5-0.

Kingston Rodbenders, River Thames Canbury Gardens, West London. Thurs, 28. Tony Kent (Willingshurst) 3-8-0, bream, feedered maggots; Andy Rogers (Guildford AC) 2-3-0; Russ Berryman (Apollo) 1-12-0.

Marazion AC, Oakside Fishery, Newquay, Cornwall. Sun, 8. Barry Little (Marazion AC) 29-10-0, skimmers, crumb feeder and maggot, peg 17; John Wilson (Newtown Angling) 24-9-0; Clive Lewis (Marazion AC) 21-2-0.

MBK Juniors, Coloured Ponds, Rake, Sussex. Fri, 15. Under 9-s: Max Spiers (Petersfield) 35-2-0, carp, short poled pellet and corn; Adam Dummer (Fernhurst) 28-12-0; Ryan Hinkley (Petersfield) 12-4-0. 9–12s: Connor Hinkley (Petersfield) 16-0-0; Karter Whittock (Froyle) 14-0-0; Ethan Sanders (Clanfield) 7-2-0. 13–16s: Amara Thorn (Alton) 18-15-0; Joseph Orriss (Liss) 17-15-0; David Blackman (Hambledon) 14-12-0.

Mid-Cornwall Fishery, Summercourt, Cornwall. Sun, 10. Ian Williams 92-4-0, carp, method feeder and pellet, Neil’s Lake peg 7; M. Crowther 84-14-0; M. Hadge 41-7-0.

Oxford DAA, River Thames, Medley in the famous university city’s leafy Binsey district. Sun, 24. John Taylor (Tubertini) 9-12-0, bream and roach, Topper and maggots; Arnie Polish (Tubertini) 9-6-0; Richard Rozinski (Sensas A4) 9-2-0; John Beasley (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 8-14-0.

Redbridge Silverfish Lakes, East London. Thurs, 13. John Young (Redbridge) 15-6-0, crucians & bars of soap, pellet; Andy Griffiths (Team Raiders) 14-2-0; Sat, 16. John Young (Redbridge) 23-14-0, tench and crucians, pellet; Gal Eales (Sensas Oakwood) 22-0-0; Stevie Arno (Terrapins) 21-8-0; Bob Davies (Browning Wickford) 20-9-0. Sun, 18. Paul Storan (Redbridge) 29-12-0, skimmers, pole, worm and caster; Steve Crawley (Bowler’s) 20-2-0; Andy Griffiths (Team Raiders) 16-8-0; San Phung (Bowler’s) 16-6-0.

Ridgemere AC, Bait-Tech Viaduct, Somerset. Tues, 29. Campbell and Cary lakes. James Hipkiss (Ridgemere) 246-10-0, carp, long pole and pellet shallow, peg 118 Campbell; Barry Byrd (Ridgemere) 222-2-0; Dave Hipkiss (Ridgemere) 212-3-0; Paul Terry (Ridgemere) 212-0-0; Paul Hubbard (Ridgemere) and John Mills (Ridgemere) both 197-3-0.

Sonubaits Passies, Lancing, West Sussex. Sun, 20, Match Lake. Steve Turner (Sonubaits Passies) 76-0-0, carp to 12 lb, meat, long pole and down edge over weed; Ollie Tilley (Fox Match) 65-6-0; Dave Lewis (Milo Borden) 64-12-0; Nick Forshaw (Fox Match) 51-12-0; Simon Ellis (Sonubaits Passies) 41-6-0.

Stafford Moor, Winkleigh, Devon. Wed, 27, Tanners and Woodpecker lakes. Ian Cathrew (South Wales) 114-13-0, 27 carp, bomb and pellet, peg 36 Tanners; Paul Davis (West Midlands) 113-2-0; Dave Going (West Midlands) 106-15-0; Stephen Pearce (Albert’s Boys) 102-3-0; Dave Walters (West Midlands) 86-9-0; Dick Anstiss (Tamworth) 79-3-0. Fri, 25, Tanners and Woodpecker. Gaz Taylor 106-3-0, carp, bomb and pellet, peg 32 Woodpecker; Bill Wallbank 91-3-0; Keith Ashby 86-10-0.

Todd’s Birthday Match, Amalwhidden Farm, St Ives, Cornwall. Sun, 17. Jamie Corrigan (Marazion) 34-8-0, carp, pole and corn, peg 13; Mike O’Gorman (Garbolino Bolingey) 23-4-0; Neil Hodder (Amalwhidden) 17-12-0; Todd Wright (Marazion) 16-10-0.

White Acres, Newquay, Cornwall. Mon, 23, Trelawney Lake. Alan Sheehan (Hayes) 57-9-0, carp, meat at 4m, peg 28; Mick Powell (A & I Tackle) 53-12-0; Steve Clark (Mansfield) 44-14-0; Corie Wagstaff (Southall) 42-0-0; Alan Lord (Ossy Tackle) 41-13-0; Darren Howling (Hunstanton Tackle) 35-11-0. Wed, 29, Trelawney. Roger Bayford (AEC) 66-10-0, carp, Method and pellet, peg 31; Mick Bills (Reading Angling) 65-4-0; Mark Brown (Alan’s Tackle) 57-3-0; Gary Paige (Alan’s Tackle) 55-9-0. Thurs, 50, Marukyu rover. Gary Paige (Alan’s Tackle) 116-4-0, carp, paste at 10m, peg 24 Trelawney; Chris Heywood  92-2-0; Steve Clark (Mansfield) 85-4-0; Alan Lord (Ossy Tackle) 79-8-0; Mick Powell (A & I Tackle) 65-12-0. Ladies: Julie Sturman 16-0-0. Juniors: Billy Wood 27-12-0.

Willow Park, Ash, Hants. Wed, 20, over-50s. Tony Medlicotte (Farnham Angling) 25-10-0; carp and bream, poled maggots; Eddy Rippon (Willow Park) 18-0-0; John Ward (Willow Park) 17-4-0. Sat, 12.Mickey Sutton (Willow Park) 26-8-0, carp and bream, feeder and pellets; John Ward (Willow Park) 20-2-0; Col Carr (Withy Park) 18-10-0.

Wylands, Battle, East Sussex., Sun, 19, Old Snake Lake. Paul Lawton (Wylands) 52-12-0; Lew Nightingale (Polegate) 40-12-0; Henry Ecclestone (Wylands) 38-8-0; John Oliver (Wylands) 35-8-0; Del Seymour (Trev’s of Walthamstow) 27-0-0; Ernie Rogers (Wylands) 22-8-0.


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