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West Midlands and Wales match fishing results for May 4, 5 and 6, 2013


Aberglais, Pixley Pool. Sun.18. Nick Lane (Merthyr) 48-7-0, carp on method feeder and pellets, peg 5; Mark Jones (Tredegar) 43-12-0; Carl Davies (Merthyr) 32-2-0; Gary Miles (Merthyr) 31-7-0.

Barston Lakes, Solihull,  Main Lake, Mon.14. Steve White (Kobra Feeders) 88-4-0, skimmers, poled pellet and corn, peg 24; Rich Watkins (Barston) 79-8-0; James Wilson (Browning West Midlands) 68-8-0; Danny Tresigne (Packington) 55-8-0.

Bridgnorth Royal British Legion. Stanmore Pool, Sun. 14. Rick Rogers (Barford) 10-9-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 6; Steve Slade (Wolverhampton) 8-9-0; Alan Richards (Coseley) 5-14-0.

Cefn Fforest Pairs, Ledbury, Willow and Lily Pools. Sun. 24. Lyn Jones (Cefn Hengoed) 50-4-0, carp and skimmers on pole and pellets, peg 19 on Willow; Huw Jones (Cefn Hengoed) 48-12-0; Adam Jones (Cefn Hengoed) 38-14-0; Carl Roper (Risca) 35-0-0. Pairs: Carl Roper and Ryan Thomas 5 points; Dai Clarke and Norman Sterry 8 points.

Cefn Mably, Match Lake. Sat. 14. Neil Morgan (Browning West Wales) 188-1-0, carp on pole fished meat, peg on car park bank; Rob Jones (Browning West Wales) 141-15-0; Shaun Wilson (Trethomas) 126-9-0.

Cefn Mably Lakes, over-50s. Wed. 21. John Mack (Newport) 58-0-0, carp on long pole and pellets, peg on Match Lake; Robert Michael (Cardiff) 57-0-0; Doug Hornblow (Cardiff Nomads) 46-0-0; Phil Rawlings (Newport) 45-0-0.

Cliff Hibbert Memorial, Trap Pool, Buckley. Sun. Mike Rough (Buckley) 32-11-0, roach, carp and ide, peg 36; Mike Griffiths (Buckley) 32-4-0; Pete Evans (Buckley) 13-11-0.

Cradley Heath Labour AC, Merry Hill, West Midlands. Dudley Canal. Sun.16. Adrian Chowns (Cradley Heath Labour) 11-11-0, chub to 3 lb, poled maggot, peg 51; Brian Smith (Cradley Heath Labour) 9-8-0; Lawrie Mulheron (Cradley Heath Labour) 9-4-0.

The Devon AC, Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warwickshire. Jenny’s Pool. Sun. 20. Chris Buckley (Devon AC/Swanns) 85-3-0, F1s and barbel, poled chopped worm and caster at 6 metres, peg 5; Barry Hilton (Devon AC/New Inn) 63-10-0; Bob Dymond (Devon AC) 54-9-0; Pete Ball (Devon AC/New Inn) 53-13-0; Steve Milo (Devon AC) 50-10-0; Gavin Webb (Devon AC) 49-11-0. Mon. Dynamite Makins Fishery, Wolvey, Warwickshire, Phase One, Pool Three, 14. Dave Pritchard (Devon AC/Swanns) 94-6-0, carp to 1 lb 8 oz, poled pellet and paste, peg 1; Barry Hilton (Devon AC) 74-14-0; Graham Brownlie (Devon AC) 73-11-0; Bob Dymond (Devon AC) 67-3-0; Pete Ball (Devon AC) 66-12-0; Chris Alcock (Devon AC) 61-7-0.

Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Heron Pool, Thurs. 22. John Baillon (Elmbridge) 106-0-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 29. Stu Lovell (Mosella Black Country) 99-4-0; Ashley Walker (Westlands Crew) 85-6-0. Sat. 22. Heron Pool, Ashley Walker (Westlands Crew) 121-0-0, carp, pellet and corn feeder, peg 1; William Garrett (Park Hall) 114-0-0; John Pulley (Elmbridge) 72-8-0. Sun.. Pheasant Pool. 20. Ashley Walker (Westlands Crew) 95-0-0, carp, poled pellet and corn, peg 7. Mark Bradley (M and B Angling Club) 68-10-0; Ivan Laight (Red Lion) 66-0-0. Mon. Heron Pool. 22. Terry Butler (Pro-Line) 155-0-0, carp, poled worm, peg 21; Mitchell Parrish (Droitwich Angling Centre) 124-0-0; Oliver Corbett (Withall Royal British Legion) 119-2-0.

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Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks, High Pool. Mon. 20. Dennis Lutwytche (Hawkesbury) 61-4-0, stockies and koi carp, method with meat and maggot, peg 48; Charlie McGurin (Fosters) 54-3-0; Chris Neale (Rutlanders) 53-6-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 48-7-0. Tues. Over 50s Club and Jenny’s Pools. 30. Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 63-14-0, stockies, F1s and barbel, poled pellet and paste down the edge, peg 19, Jenny’s Pool; Reg Davis (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 61-5-0; Barry Duggan (Warwick Portobello) 58-14-0; Ron Notley (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 57-7-0. Wed. Canal Pool. 16. Malcolm Jones (Banbury Gunsmiths) 104-14-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled maggot through slop down the edge, peg 1; Les Ayres (Alvechurch Fishery) 72-3-0; Warren Beech (Alvechurch Fishery) 67-9-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham)  49-11-0. Thurs. Veterans, Club, High and Jenny’s Pools. 67. Jim Wills (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 131-15-0, F1s, stockies and barbel, poled pellet down the edge, peg 3, Jenny’s Pool; Reg Davis (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 107-4-0; John Stockton (Barford) 60-5-0; Barney Eade (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 58-3-0; Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 56-11-0; John Berry (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 51-6-0. Fri. House Pool 2. . 18. Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 186-15-0, F1s, roach, skimmers and barbel, poled maggot at 2m, peg 5; Malcolm Jones (Banbury Gunsmiths) 139-4-0; Mark Parson (Alcester Sports) 128-7-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 104-9-0. Sat. Club, Canal and Jenny’s Pools 1st round of 6, 10 three-man teams (30). Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 181-1-0, F1s, roach, skimmers and barbel, poled caster through slop at 2m, peg 8, Jenny’s Pool; Jason Neath (Banbury Gunsmiths) 151-8-0; Noel Wright (Finedon) 133-14-0; Dave Brown (Maver Tipton) 132-14-0. Sun. House Pools 1 and 2. 39.  Stu Palser (Middy) 211-13-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled chopped worm and caster at various metres, peg 13, House Pool 2; Jason Labosque (Garbolino) 159-15-0; Joe Carass (Pole Match Fishing) 154-6-0; Steve Ringer (Daiwa/Guru) 133-4-0; Mark Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 130-2-0; David James (Mosella) 116-0-0; Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 110-6-0. Mon. Club and Canal Pools. 28. Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 192-3-0, carp and F1s, poled caster through slop at 2m, peg 13, Club Pool. Mark Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 159-6-0; Stu Palser (Middy) 157-9-0; Ronnie Biggs (OHMS) 148-13-0.

Goodyear AC, Vineyard Pool, Halfpenny Green, Shropshire, Sun. 20. John Taylor (Goodyear AC) 68-5-0, carp to 3lb, poled pellet, peg 1; Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 55-15-0; Prev Portik (Goodyear AC) 44-12-0; Tink Martin (Goodyear AC) 41-8-0.

Graham Young Match Group, Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Jenny’s Pool. Mon. 17. Dave Callaghan (Measham Redfins) 103-14-0, F1s, roach, stockies and skimmers, poled maggot at 6m, fished shallow, peg 23; Rob Round (Maver Solihull Angling Centre) 77-13-0; Steve Birch (Northfields) 67-15-0.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks. Thurs. 15. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 96-7-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 8; Grant Merritt (Hawkesbury) 81-5-0; Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 72-15-0. Sat. 21. Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 87-11-0, carp, tench and bream, poled pellet and meat, peg 16; Grant Merritt (Hawkesbury) 79-14-0; Dennis Saunders (Hawkesbury) 66-9-0. Sun. 17. Grant Merritt (Hawkesbury) 115-3-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 37; Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 89-0-0; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 71-12-0. Mon. 14. Dave Markham (Hawkesbury) 106-10-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 31; Grant Merritt (Hawkesbury) 93-10-0; John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 84-6-0.

Hodnet Angling Club, Riley’s Pool, Hodnet, Shropshire. Sun. 10. Bob Parrish (Hodnet AC) 19-1-0, carp, skimmers and bits, poled pellet and sweetcorn, peg 21; Ian Ellis (Hodnet MG) 12-2-8; Roy Cooper (Hodnet MG) 8-13-12.

Holgan Farm, Llawhaden. Carp Lake. Sun. 20. Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 71-2-0, carp on pole and corn, peg 24; Kevin Roberts (Haverfordwest) 65-2-0; Colin Bates (Haverfordwest) 49-4-0; Neil Daniels (Swansea) 40-12-0.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, Staffordshire. All pools. Wed. 25. Mattie Stockton (Maver Midlands) 126-0-0, F1s to 1 lb, poled pellet, Carp Pool 5; Dave Mortlock (King’s Pools) 105-10-0; Bob Baker (King’s Pools) 105-6-0. Sat. Big Match Pool, 28. George Reynolds (King’s Pools) 90-10-0, carp to 4 lb, poled pellet, peg 51; Jordan Hall (Maver Midlands/Bagem Baits) 78-10-0; Gary Willey (King’s Pools) 76-10-0. Sun. Carp Pool, 15. Tony Jones (King’s Pools) 119-2-0, F1s to 1 lb, poled pellet, peg 12; Bob Baker (King’s Pools) 90-4-0; Jordan Hall (Maver Midlands/Bagem Baits) 84-0-0.

Les Joiner Memorial, Hanchurch Fisheries, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Model Canal. Mon. 60. John Watkins (Chase Fire Service) 46-8-0, all small carp, poled bits of worm over caster feed, peg 41; Andy Randall (Chase Social) 43-4-0; Barry “Twink” Delbridge (Chase Social) 42-12-0; Kevin Ash (Brownhills) 27-10-0; Bert Bunker (Riverbanks) 25-8-0; Gray Mason (Chase Social) 24-12-0.

Maver Solihull Angling Centre, Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Molands Mere. Wed. 25. Lee Richards (Packington) 61-14-0, carp and F1s, pellet waggler, peg 54; Ray Quinney (Packington) 60-0-0; Wayne Carter (Packington) 59-13-0.

Merthyr, Redhill Fishery. Sun. 17. Doug Neagle (Merthyr) 91-8-0, carp on pole and corn close in, peg on café side; Clive Roberts (Merthyr) 59-12-0; Bernard Farr (Merthyr) and Clive Jane (Merthyr) 57-8-0.

Monk Hall Fishery, Monkhopton, Salop, Swallow Pool, Sun. 10. Alan Parsonage (Monk Hall) 80-0-0, F1s carp and rudd, poled corn, peg 12; Wayne Upton (Broseley) 37-1-0; Robin Robinson (Broseley) 31-4-0. Mon. Lark Pool. 5.  Richard Duke (Mid Severn Angling) 53-8-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet, maggot, caster and corn, peg 67; Wayne Upton (Broseley) 43-2-0; Brian Preece (Bridgnorth Angling Society) 35-5-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs, Moors Pool, Tues. 12. Ken Sherriff (Kidderminster Angling) 94-14-0, carp, poled pellet down the edge, peg 5; Tony Stead (West Midlands Police) 79-6-0; Bill ‘Basil’ Rathbone (St Francis All Comedians, Shelfield, Walsall) 75-2-0. Wed. Over 50s, Meadow Pool. 22. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 156-14-0, carp, poled pellet down the edge and at 13m fished shallow, peg 17; Sam Parker (Mosella Black Country) 128-14-0; Iwan Mills (Robins Timber) 112-9-0; Brian Jones (Maver) 103-11-0. Thurs. 17. Silver Pool. Adam Rumble (Maver Gold) 111-15-0, F1s, poled maggot down the edge, peg 42; Pete Truman (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 109-0-0; Simon Christian (Old Ghost) 79-13-0. Fri pm. Bank and Moors Pools. 21. Glyn Clarke (Browning Midlands) 143-14-0, carp, poled pellet down the edge, peg 20, Moors Pool; Matt Djukic (Shimano) 115-8-0; Brian Jones (Maver) 111-0-0; Pete Mace (Autism Birmingham) 105-8-0; Ron Edmonds (Moorlands) 103-12-0. Sat. Meadow and Bank Pools. 31. Paul Nash (Bromsgrove) 148-9-0, carp, pellet waggler, peg 53, Meadow Pool; Ian Wood (Club 2000) 126-6-0; Lee Richards (Packington) 92-12-0. Sun. Silver and Moors Pools. 27. Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 82-10-0, carp, poled pellet down the edge, peg 15, Moors Pool; Pete Hodges (Moorlands) 73-4-0; Dave Kruckow (Decca’s) 72-0-0. Sun pm. Meadow Pool. 16. Matt Djukic (Shimano) 181-14-0, carp, poled meat at 14m, fished shallow, peg 49; Adam Rumble (Maver Gold/Baitex) 171-6-0; Richard Kings (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 96-10-0. Mon. Meadow, Moors and Bank Pools. 40.  Mick Henshall (Fosters) 167-10-0, carp, poled pellet all over his swim, peg 12, Bank Pool; Adam Rumble (Maver Gold/Baitex) 146-6-0; Matt Djukic (Shimano) 144-12-0; Chris Hill (Mosella) 138-11-0; Dave Gough (Wolverhampton) 129-10-0; Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 118-0-0.

Mosella Black Country Teams of Three, Birmingham Mainline Canal, Soho Loop, Winson Green, Birmingham, West Midlands. Round Three. Sun. 42. Kevin Perry (Browning Lifestyle) 20-4-8, two bream, a 1lb tench, skimmers and roach, poled caster or red maggot, peg 11; Darren Massey (Shakespeare Superteam) 12-6-0; Simon Mottram (Browning Lifestyle) 11-8-12; Matt Potter (MMC) 9-1-0; Alan Round (Browning Lifestyle) 8-11-0. Teams: Browning Lifestyle No 1 11; Shakespeare Superteam 11; MMC14; Browning Lifestyle No 2 16; Dams and Lock 16. League: Browning Lifestyle No 2 39; Shakespeare Superteam 48; Browning Lifestyle No 3 57; Dams and Lock 58; Browning Lifestyle No 1 61; MMC 70.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington. Island Pool. Wed.14. Jason Cooke (WB Clarke) 203-4-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and pellet waggler, peg 4; Eamon Brennan (Manor Farm Leisure) 88-12-0; David Howard (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 88-4-0; Simon Pickering (Evesham Discount Tackle Centre) 79-0-0. Thurs. Island and Middle Pools. 31. Bob McCaulay (Rexel Angling Club) 163-0-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and pellet waggler, peg 4, Island Pool; Norman Finch (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 154-8-0; Fred Parker (Swindon Tribe) 154-0-0; David Howard (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 139-12-0; Terry James (Smithy’s Tackle) 118-0-0; Simon Pickering (Evesham Discount Tackle Centre) 115-12-0; John Devine (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 112-12-0. Sat. Boundry Pool. 20. David Howard (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 67-12-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 38; Rob McKenzie (Gloucester Angling) 62-0-0; Matt Chapman (Smithy’s Tackle) 45-12-0; Ivan Mills (Bank and Burr) 43-12-0. Sun. Island and Windmill Pools. 38. Terry Winstone (Bonehill Mill) 197-0-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and pellet waggler, peg 9, Windmill Pool;  David Howard (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 169-10-0; Danny Royds (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 149-0-0; Mark Hemming (Lodge Park) 114-2-0; Steve Rich (Cotswold Angling) 113-8-0; Danny Adey (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 95-0-0.


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Newport Spring Series, Round 5. Woodstock Pond. Sun. 23. Rob Skellett (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 75-12-0, F1s on pole and pellets close in to lily pads, peg 30; Nick Jones (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 39-4-0; Chris Murphy (Bargoed) 37-10-0; Matt Morgan (Blackwood) 34-12-0.

Newport, Woodstock Pond. Thurs.10. Alan Davies (Trealaw) 74-0-0, F1s on pole and pellets, peg by car park; Martyn Truman (Newport) 35-0-0; Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 32-0-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Gearys Level. Sat. 21. Paul Hunter (Pools Fodder) 81-1-0, carp, pole and tip and pellet, peg 36; Craig O’Brien (Fast Feeders) 60-10-0; Shane Whittaker (Tackle Shack Nuneaton) 50-5-0. Sun. Molands Mere. 36. Matt Derry (Packington) 84-13-0, carp and F1s, pole and tip and pellet, peg 46; Wayne Sharmer (Lanes Baits/Matrix) 40-7-0; Paul Downes (Kamasan Starlets) 38-6-0. Mon. Gearys Level. 22. Wayne Sharmer (Lanes Baits/Matrix) 105-15-0, carp, method, bread and corn, peg 21; Lee Richards (Packington) 66-11-0; Craig O’Brien (Fast Feeders) 58-1-0; Phil Canning (Packington) 56-13-0.

Parkes Hall AC, Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcestershire, Island Pool, Sun. 14. William Garrett (Parkes Hall AC) 67-6-0, carp to 6 lb, poled pellet, peg 2; Dave Mills (Parkes Hall AC) 41-5-0; Jamie Trevis (Parkes Hall AC) 39-13-0.

Poole Hall Fishery, Alveley, Salop, Heron Pool, Sun. 12. Steve Burrows (Poole Hall) 122-0-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 46; Cloin Mathews (Poole Hall) 97-12-0; Keith Millard (Coseley) 96-0-0; Alan Goode (Stevens Tackle) 87-4-0.

Pontymister, Crumlin Arm of Monmouthshire Canal at Cross Keys. Sun. 25. John Cooper (Risca) 6-10-0, skimmers on pole and punched bread, peg 13 at Hall’s Road; Josh Hawkins (Cross Keys) 4-1-4; Richard Harley (Cross Keys) 3-0-8; Steve Byatt (Risca) 2-0-12.

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Salop, Sycamore Pool, Sun. 34. Harry Colley (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 127-8-0, carp to 10 lb and barbel to 3 lb, poled pellet and meat down the sides, peg 33; Dave Hailey (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 115-9-0; Nige Clarke (Matrix) 110-6-0; Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 108-2-0. Mon. Ash and Beech Pools. 12.  Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 140-15-0, carp to 8 lb and bream to 2 lb, poled pellet at 4m and poled maggot down the edge, peg 7, Ash Pool; Mick Jameson (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 116-8-0; Ian Hughes (Drennan North West) 111-3-0; Gary Morris (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 110-2-0. Wed. Chestnut Pool. 12. Brian Clark (Colmic/Marukyu) 76-8-0, carp to 6 lb, poled corn to the island, peg 21; Phil Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 74-5-0; Harry Colley (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 71-3-0; Keith Powell (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 63-13-0. Thurs. Chestnut and Sycamore Pools. 28.  Andy Williams (Colmic/Vespe) 148-7-0, carp to 9 lb, poled bread and corn into the corner fished shallow, peg 50, Sycamore Pool; Steve Hall (Oswestry) 120-14-0; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 119-11-0; Mark Capewell (Bridgnorth) 114-4-0. Sat. Ash and Beech Pools. 25. Steve Owen (Ian’s Tackle) 132-7-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet and corn down the sides, peg 18, Beech Pool; Andy Kyte (Maver/Sonu) 102-14-0; Jason Benning (Little Dawley) 102-14-0; Matt Egerton (Oakengates Angling Centre) 96-14-0. Sun. Oak and Willow Pools. 35. Andy Kyte (Maver/Sonu) 131-1-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet and poled corn down the side, peg 7, Willow Pool; Andy Williams (Colmic/Vespe) 122-4-0; Kevin Melville (Matrix Total Angling) 92-4-0; Graham Roberts (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 89-8-0. Mon. Chestnut and Sycamore Pools. 35. Richard Lawson (Matrix Total Angling) 168-13-0, carp to 10 lb and bream to 2 lb, poled maggot fished shallow and down the sides, peg 27, Sycamore Pool; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 135-2-0; Simon Dukes (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 134-5-0; Andy Williams (Colmic/Vespe) 129-14-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire. Arles Pool. Tues.18. Gary Kirkham (Browning West Midlands) 141-2-0, carp to 10 lb, poled sweetcorn and pellet, peg 17; Wayne Panting (Midland Bears) 74-8-0; P. Hammond (WMT) 50-0-0; M. Betteridge (WMT) 45-0-0. Thurs. Ghost Pool. 15. Gary Kirkham (Browning West Midlands) 122-0-0, carp to 10 lb, poled sweetcorn and pellet, peg 11; Chris Newman (Woodlands) 75-8-0; Jason Stone (Woodlands) 74-2-0. Sat. Hay and Barley Pools. 18. Rob Brennan (Stourport) 141-10-0, carp to 10 lb, poled pellet and sweetcorn, Hay 19; Phil Edmunds (Peg One, Woodlands) 99-2-0; Tony Perry (Woodlands) 68-0-0. Sun. Dean’s Pool. 35. A. Taylor (Mosella) 132-14-0, carp to 10 lb, poled sweetcorn and pellet, peg 36; M. Betteridge (WMT) 125-8-0; R. Jeeps (Peg One, Woodlands) 123-10-0; A. Morrison (Woodlands) 88-10-0.

Redhill Fishery, pole-only. Wed. 14. Alan Davies (Trealaw) 132-8-0, carp on long pole and pellets fished shallow, peg 35 on Penny’s Pond; Ian Sutton (Iffers) 122-4-0; Andrew Mann (Browning West Wales) and Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 100-4-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal,  Curdworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sun. 8. Andy Pettitt (Attleborough Sports) 8-7-6, four bream and small fish, poled caster, peg 69; Alan Newman (Stirrup Cup) 7-8-8; Alan Price (Stirrup Cup) 7-4-6; Ian Haddon (Weddington) 6-6-0; Sam Lewis (Three Ems) 4-9-6; Derek Reaney (Attleborough Sports) 4-2-2.

Wassell Grove Fishery, Hagley, Stourbridge, West Midlands, Brook Pool, Sat. 14. Kev Williams (Wolverhampton) 88-4-0, carp to 6 lb, poled sweetcorn and pellet, peg 11; Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 78-4-0; Paul Hadlington (Club 2000) 72-8-0; Terry Homer (Club 2000) 70-4-0; Sam Parker (Club 2000) 57-0-0; Trevor Hodges (Weather Tech Roofing) 51-12-0.

White Springs Fishery, Pontarddulais. Sun.18. Jim Hutton (Swansea) 42-8-0, carp and bream on pole and pellets, peg on Old Canal; Lew Spinks (Swansea) 36-0-0; John Smith (Swansea) 32-6-0.

Wolverhampton AA, Shropshire Union Canal, Pendeford. Sat. 15. Neil Turner (Wolves AA Van den Eynde) 10-13-0, roach and skimmers, poled squatt, peg 1; Tony Eagles (Team GB Four Ashes Valiants) 5-4-4; Dennis Sumner (Bilston Angling Centre) 4-11-0; Paul Turner (Wolves AA Van den Eynde) 3-10-2; Dennis Kneller (Angler’s Peg) 3-8-0; Bob Edgerton (Goodyear AC) 3-3-0.

Wolverhampton Over 60s Club, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Cross Keys, Penkridge. Wed. 31. Dave Rayson (Bridgtown) 13-8-0, five chub and perch, poled pinkie, peg 27; Stuart Brailsford (Bridgtown) 13-0-0; Dave Pinches (Goldthorn Social) 10-1-5.



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