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West Midlands and Wales match fishing results  May 11/12, 2013

Cefn Fforest, Redhill Fishery. Sun, 26. Norman Sterry (Lydney) 140-4-0, carp, short pole and corn, Sophie’s Pond peg 4; Trevor Tarling (Pengam) 114-0-0; Lyn Jones (Cefn Fforest) 102-14-0.

Cefn Mably, over-50s. Match Lake. Wed, 22. Bob Mitchell (Cefn Mably) 69-0-0, carp,pole and pellet, car park side; Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 69-0-0; Tony Worgan (Tredegar) 68-0-0; Peter Meese (Cardiff) 61-1-0.  

Dynamite Makin’s/Nisa, Wolvey, Warks. Wed, 17. Pool Two. Chris Birch (Dynamite Matchman Supplies) 99-12-0, carp into double-figures, pellet waggler, peg B11; Phil Hull (Lane’s Bait) 98-4-0; Terry Phillips (Attleborough Angling) 96-12-0. Thurs, 21. Anker & Thames Pools. Mick Timson (Dynamite Makin’s) 75-6-0, carp, poled pellet, Thames peg 19; Lee Westwood (Lichfield) 67-10-0; Chris Neil (Oakham) 67-8-0; Kev Orr (All Seasons Angling) 47-0-0.


Elmbridge Fishery, Heron Pool, Droitwich.Thurs. 15. Steve Lovell (Mosella Black Country) 164-0-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 27; Darren Painter (Baggeridge AC) 106-0-0; Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 88-6-0. Sat. Heron Pool, 19. Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 79-8-0, carp, poled pellet and corn, peg 3; Darren Painter (Baggeridge AC) 79-0-0; John Bagley (Elmbridge) 53-5-0. Sun. Heron and Pheasant Pools, 23. Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 68-10-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 34; Dave Mills (Park Hall AC) 62-0-0; Sid Toroni (Maver Solihull Angling Centre) 57-0-0.


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Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, House Pools 1 and 2, Shrewley, Warks, Sun. 35. Stu Palser (Middy/Banbury Gunsmiths) 140-12-0, F1s, roach, skimmers and barbel, poled chopped worm and caster, peg 23 House Pool 2; Malcolm Jones (Banbury Gunsmiths) 117-15-0; Adam Wakelin (Preston Innovations) 115-10-0; Carl Daly (Dams and Lock) 113-6-0; Pete Rice (Bag ’em) 110-12-0; David James (Mosella) 109-13-0.


Glamorgan, Cefn Mably Match Lake. Sun, 20. Robert Michael (Cardiff) 63-0-0, carp, bomb and bread, peg 39; Peter Meese (Cardiff) 53-3-0; John Cox (Bridgend) 43-4-0.


Gloucester Disabled AC, Harescombe Fisheries, Gloucester. Tues, Field Lake. Dave Andrews 80-13-0, carp, margin pole; John Ford 44-14-0; Geoff Smith 32-10-0.

Graham Jones Fishing Club, Ockeridge Lakes, Little Witley, Worcs, Sat. 9. Mark McCabe (Lifestyle Windows) 39-12-0, carp to 5lb, poled pellet and corn, Oak Pool peg 20; Lee Jones (Graham Jones FC) 39-4-0; Harry Robinson (Graham Jones FC) 35-4-0.


Gunners Angling Club, Poole Hall Fishery, Alveley, Salop, Sun, 12. Abbey Pool. Mick Richards (Gunners) 78-8-0, carp and roach, poled meat and corn, peg 19; Pete Corbett (Gunners) 37-2-0; Tim Rogers (Gunners) 33-5-0.


Harescombe Fisheries, Gloucester. Wed eve. Andy Pollard (Daiwa Gordon League) 90-0-0, carp and F1s, pole, peg 24; Derek Jarman (Maver Lobby’s) 84-4-0; Andy Powell (Maver Lobby’s) 51-2-0.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks. Thurs. 15. John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 78-15-0, carp, tench and bream, poled pellet and corn, peg 42; Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 74-2-0; Dennis Lutwytche (Hawkesbury) 62-1-0. Sat. 19. John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 64-12-0, mixed, poled corn, meat and pellet, peg 46; Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 50-6-0; Roly Sturdy (Hawkesbury/Tetley) 49-8-0. Sun. 19. John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 62-8-0, carp, poled meat, peg 31; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 51-3-0; Paul Reynolds (Hawkesbury) 48-9-0.


Hendre Lake, Cardiff. Sat, 14. Alan Davies (Cardiff Nomads) 31-0-0, bream, long pole, pellets, railway side; Clive Roberts (Cardiff Nomads) 23-10-0; Steve Deacon (Cardiff Nomads) 18-10-0.


Holgan Farm, Llawhaden, Wales. Sun, 20. Chris Wells (Burry Port) 108-8-0, carp, pellet waggler, peg 20; Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 104-14-0; Bill Bryant (Oxford) 76-2-0.


Maver Lobby’s Spring League, Gloucester Canal. Sun, 20. Andy Price (Maver Lobby’s/Harescombe Fisheries) 8-12-0, four bream, feedered triple red maggot; Andy Pollard (Daiwa Gordon League) 8-1-0; John Tocknell (Maver Lobby’s) 7-10-0; Gary Townsend (Maver Lobby’s) 5-0-0; Mark Brear (Gloucester Angling Centre) 4-1-0.

Maver Solihull Angling Centre, Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks. Wed, 19. Molands Mere. Wayne Carter (Packington) 177-3-0, F1s, pellet waggler fished shallow, peg 60; Gary Woods (Packington) 88-12-0; Dan Wooding (Maver Solihull Angling Centre) 53-8-0.


Merthyr Tydfil Guest Keen Cup, Port Talbot Docks, West Glamorgan. Sun, 18. Berny Farr (Merthyr) 7-12-0, roach and skimmers, crumb feeder and maggot, day ticket bank; Clive Jayne (Merthyr) 5-4-0; Gary Champion 5-0-0.


Merthyr Ladies Rhymney Brewery Cup, Monmouthshire Canal, Brecon. Sun, 9. Anya Earp (Merthyr) 2-5-0 dace and roach, pole and maggot, peg on garage section; Dawn Sayce Jones 1-2-0.


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Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs, Tues. 16. Ian Wood (Club 2000) 114-8-0, carp, poled pellet down edge, Moors Pool peg 14; Paul Gadd (Hunnington) 89-2-0; Ken Sherriff (Kidderminster Angling) 86-13-0. Wed, over-50s. 17. Iwan Mills (Robin’s Timber) 112-4-0, carp and F1s, poled meat at 3m, Silver Pool peg 6; Lawrence Connolly (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 95-15-0; Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 91-3-0. Thurs. 17, Meadow Pool. Dave Bartlett (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 146-2-0, carp, poled mussel down edge, peg 13; Mick McCabe (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 145-9-0; Ian Wood (Club 2000) 111-2-0. Fri. 19, Bank and Moors Pools. Lee Boden (Stonehenge) 220-6-0, carp, poled pellet down the edge, Bank peg 21; Ray Edmonds (Birmingham) 218-11-0; Iwan Mills (Robin’s Timber) 112-2-0. Sat. 28, Meadow and Island Pools. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 101-4-0, carp, poled pellet down edge, Meadow peg 17; Lee Richards (Packington) 95-9-0; Simon Christian (Old Ghost) 87-13-0. Sun. 35, Silver, Middle and Meadow Pools. Mick Hatchard (Shakespeare) 59-8-0, F1’s and skimmers, chopped worm, Middle peg 5; Lee Richards (Packington) 52-8-0; Ray Lamb (Maver Midlands) 43-13-0; Danny Ludgate (Mosella) 41-10-0.


Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Island Pool, Harvington, Warks. Mon. 33. Steve Ford (Daiwa Gordon League) 231-12-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 16; Andrew Quarmby (Middy/Bag ’em’ Baits) 145-8-0; David Howard (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 117-6-0; Martin Howard (Ringer Baits) 117-4-0; Carl Mulford (Cotswold Angling) 110-12-0. Wed, 19. David Howard (Leigh Bait and Tackle) 190-4-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 30; Mike Corbett (Stalybridge Angling) 132-12-0; Chris Peet (Banbury Gunsmiths) 104-8-0; Tommy Barnes (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 88-0-0. Thurs. 22, Windmill and Boundary Pools. David Howard (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 125-12-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, Windmill peg 13; Mike Hughes (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 101-0-0; Mike Corbett (Stalybridge Angling) 81-4-0; Chris Telling (Colmic) 78-4-0. Sat. 20, Island and Middle Pools. Steve Partington (Arthur’s Angling Supplies) 127-6-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, Island peg 18; David Howard (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 93-0-0; Dave Atkins (Highfield) 92-12-0; Steve Seaborn (Daiwa Gordon League) 91-10-0. Sun. 64, Island, Ash, Middle and Boundary Pools. Andrew Quarmby (Middy/Bag ’em’ Baits) 149-0-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet, groundbait feeder and pellet waggler, Middle peg 26; Steve Ford (Daiwa Gordon League) 117-14-0; Steve Partington (Arthur’s Angling Supplies) and Pete Dutton (Jubilee Angling Club) both 106-4-0; Matt McGuire (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 93-2-0; Dave Dawber (Platt Bridge Tackle) 86-8-0.


Newport, Woodstock Pond, Gwent. Sun, 20. Nicky Belcher and  Nick Jones (both Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 44-0-0, carp and bream, Belcher fished pole and pellet, Jones fished feeder and pellet; John Kelly (Newport) 43-0-0.


Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks. Sat, 28. Molands Mere. Suzi Smith (Kobra Feeders) 46-10-0, F1’s, pellet feeder, peg 21; Tom Scholey (Regional Angling Publications) 28-6-0; Phil Bird (Packington) 20-10-0. Sun, 18, Wayne Sharmer (Lanes Baits) 30-8-0, F1s, poled pellet, peg 45, £100 bonus peg; Paul Bick (Shakespeare) 29-9-0; Bob James (Packington) 28-10-0.


Poole Hall Fishery, Alvechurch, Salop. Wed, 9. Heron Pool. Terry Westwood (Poole Hall) 47-0-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 2; Brian Wakelin (Gunners) 29-8-0; Tony Cooke (Alveley) 22-4-0. Sun, 13, Heron pool. Steve Burrows (Poole Hall) 76-0-0, carp and bream, poled meat and corn, peg 4; Alan Goode (Stevens Tackle) 53-0-0; Paul Bailey (Alvechurch) 52-8-0.


Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Wed, 15. Sophie’s Pond. Chris Shepherd (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 177-0-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet in margins, peg 19; Howard Green (Pontllanfraith) 167-14-0; Tony Summers (Wye Angling) 129-12-0. Sat.18, Tilly’s Pond. Brian King (Ebbw Vale) 99-2-0, carp on pole and pellets, peg 2; Courtney Jones (Ebbw Vale) 93-14-0; Frank Davies (Sirhowy) 58-8-0. Sun, 24. Tilly’s Pond. Bob Giles (Cefn Fforest) 184-12-0, carp to 8 lb, pole/waggler, pellet; Mark Jones (Tredegar) 127-4-0; Ian Exall (Blackwood) 124-0-0; Andrew Mann (Blaina) 120-0-0.


Rhymney, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sun, 18. Gary Lewis (Rhymney) 25-4-0, small carp, pole and paste, Tilley’s peg 3; Martin Thomas (Merthyr) 22-3-0; John Hancock (Rhymney) 20-1-0.


Spencer Works, Staunton Court. Gwent. Sat.20. John Mack (Newport) 149-7-0, carp to 10 lb, feeder and pellet, end peg on concrete bank; Craig Guerra (Newport) 133-11-0; Barry Jones (Newport) 115-7-0.

White Springs, Pontarddulais, nr Swansea. Wed, 15. New Canal. Dan Bowden (Swansea) 90-6-0, carp and bream, pole and pellet, peg 12; Brian Dummer (Swansea) 76-8-0; Lew Spinks (Swansea) 68-5-0. Sun, 20. James Thomas (Swansea) 62-8-0, carp and bream, pole and pellet, peg 16; Chris Bradley (Neath) 55-0-0; Dan Bowden (Swansea) 22-8-0.



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