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*Abu Garcia/ Wychavon Qualifier, River Avon, Evesham. Sun. 68. Kevin Millard 13-11-0, 11 lb barbel, 11 mm halibut pellet down the middle, peg 26; Andy Murphy (Shimano Wales) 12-6-0; Simon Willsmore (Milo) 7-5-0; Simon Nickless (Saints) 6-14-0; Tony Marshall (Quorn VdE) 6-10-0; Wayne Swinscoe (Maver Bait-Tech) 6-1-8; Ian Shepherd (Daiwa Gordon League) 5-7-0; Martin Howard 5-6-8. Qualifiers: Simon Nickless, Martin Howard and Terry Parrott.

*Shakespeare Qualifier, River Avon, Evesham. Sat. 53. Ian ‘Shep’ Shepherd (Daiwa Gordon League) 10-13-0, roach to 12 oz, bloodworm, peg 24; Dennis Lipscombe (Oakwood Angling) 10-5-8; Tony Bench (Shakespeare Superteam) 7-0-0; Leigh Gardner (Shakespeare Superteam) 6-13-0; George Avery (Alcester Sports) 6-2-0; Howard Kaye 6-1-8; Richard Candy 5-15-0; Andy Murphy (Shimano Wales) 5-10-8. Qualifiers: Steve Royle, Dennis Lipscombe and Howard Kaye.

*Sonubaits Qualifier, Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire. Sun. Dean’s and High Pools. 50. Klaus Fix (Nuneaton) 147-4-0, carp to 10 lb, pole and pellet, Dean’s 58; Kevin Slade (Bilston Angling Centre) 133-15-0; Ian Wood (Peg One Woodlands) 115-8-0; P. Wedge (Woodlands) 99-10-0; Martin Harrell (Maver) 98-4-0; Les Thompson (Fox) 97-14-0.


Bilston Angling Centre, Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire. Sun. 18. Danny Maxfield (Bilston Angling Centre) 180-12-0, carp to 5 lb, pole and pellet, peg 24; Kieron Wood (Bilston Angling Centre) 104-11-0; Steve Venables (Bilston Angling Centre) 99-11-0. Wed. Staffs-Worcs Canal, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton. 12. Bruce Birch (Four Ashes AC) 8-5-4, roach to 6 oz, pole and hempseed, peg 8; B. Williams (Bilston Angling Centre) 7-10-12; Bert Simmill (Four Ashes AC) 6-0-0; John Hall (Bilston Angling Centre) 5-8-0; Dave Pinches (Goldthorn Social) 5-6-0; Barry Lewis (Bilston Angling Centre) 5-4-12.

Blackfords Progressive, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Calf Heath, Staffordshire. Sat. 30. Simon Farmer (Maver Midlands) 65-9-0, bream, Method feeder and pellet, peg 3; Andy Beesley (Blackfords Progressive) 60-0-0; Neville Barry (Hednesford) 58-9-0.

Buckley Rose Bowl, Trap Pool, Buckley, Flintshire. Sun. 23. Peter Evans (Buckley) 14-13-0, skimmers and roach on pole and casters, peg 20; Mike Ellis (Buckley) 13-4-0; Graham Davidson (Buckley) 12-4-0.

Cardiff Nomads, Hendre Lake. Wed. ev. 12. Steve Deacon (Celtic Baits) 22-4-0, bream on groundbait feeder, maggots and swing tip, peg 6; Chris Murphy (Bargoed) 15-3-0; Clive Roberts (Cardiff Nomads) 12-10-0.

Cefn Mably Lakes, Cardiff. Thu. Match Lake. 14. Luke Nixon (Blackwood) 76-0-0, carp on pellets with pole and feeder, peg near car park; Steve Ayers (Cardiff) 71-1-0; Shaun Wilson (Trethomas) 69-0-0.

Cradley Heath Labour, River Severn, Stanley, Bridgnorth. Sat. 17. Kevin Sidaway (Cradley Heath Labour) 15-11-0, chub, maggot feeder, peg 3; Gary Mason (Cradley Heath Labour) 12-12-0; Laurie Mulheron (Cradley Heath Labour) 11-10-0. Sun. Solhampton Fisheries, Worcestershire. Kingfisher Lake. 18. Kevin Clark (Cradley Heath Labour) 105-8-0, carp to 6 lb, pole and pellet, peg 34; Simon West (Cradley Heath Labour) 90-2-0; John Baker (Cradley Heath Labour) 74-11-0.

Defence Sports, Annual Two-day Festival, Patshull Park, Pattingham, Shropshire. Fri. 40. Klaus Fix (Nuneaton) 60-0-0, bream, feeder and worm, peg 45 Hotel bank; Barry Hall (Fosters) 45-4-0; Peter Dawson (Patshull) 31-8-0; Trevor Hope (Telford) 27-0-0. Sat. 40. Chris Saunders (Patshull) 36-9-0, bream, feeder and worm, Boats 67; Tony Clawson (Patshull) 36-7-0; Klaus Fix (Nuneaton) 34-14-0; John Gill (Wolverhampton) 33-12-0. Overall: Pete Dawson (Patshull) 3 points; Jon Bowland (Patshull) 3; Klaus Fix (Nuneaton) 4; John Gill (Wolverhampton) 4.

Dynamite Baits, Dynamite Baits Makins, Wolvey, Warkwickshire. Sun. Lake 2. 20. Anthony King (Dynamite Middy) 213-6-0, carp to 15 lb, Method feeder and pellet, peg B19; Mark Fox (Makins) 154-10-0; Charlie Shaw (Fishermania Derby) 134-10-0.

Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich. Thu. Heron Pool. 20. Steve Lovell (Bilston Angling Centre) 112-4-0, carp, pole and corn, peg 30; Trevor Burton (Baggeridge Brick Angling Club) 85-6-0; Tom Walton (Elmbridge) 83-10-0. Sat. Heron Pool. 20. Richard Buxton (Maver Total Angling) 126-6-0, carp, pole and pellet, peg 41; Dave Oliver (Dudley Bait & Tackle) 114-10-0; Simon Richardson (Maver Total Angling) 105-6-0. Sun. Heron Pool. 23. Steve Harris (Daiwa Gordon League) 116-4-0, carp, pole and pellet, peg 36. Dave Oliver (Dudley Bait & Tackle) 107-10-0; Chris Whitehouse (Steven’s Tackle) 97-0-0.

Furnace Mill Fishery, Wyre, Bewdley, Worcestershire. Sun. Furnace and Willow Pools. 23. Paul Evans (Furnace Mill) 58-6-0, roach, bream and ide, pole and caster, Mill 60; Chris Senter (Alan’s Tackle) 46-5-0; Andy Newton (Furnace Mill) 41-14-0.

Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warwickshire. Mon. Top Pool. 21. Pete Caton (Dynamite Baits/Banbury Gunsmiths) 87-4-0, F1s and mixed silver fish, 9m pole and down the edge, pellet, peg 29; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 72-0-0; Kevin Folwell (GOT Baits) 71-5-0. Wed. Jenny’s Pool. 16. Pete Caton (Dynamite Baits/Banbury Gunsmiths) 141-3-0, carp, pole, chopped worm and caster, peg 8; Kevin Folwell (GOT Baits) 140-9-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 109-4-0. Thu. House Pool. 18. 2. Kevin Folwell (GOT Baits) 79-8-0, F1s and silver fish, pole and caster, peg 10; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 72-15-0; Pete Caton (Dynamite Baits/ Banbury Gunsmiths) 68-12-0. Sat. House Pool 2 and Jenny’s Pool. 28. Ronnie Biggs (OHMS) 66-0-0, F1s, skimmers and roach, 14 m pole and pellet, peg 7 Jenny’s Pool; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 58-1-0; Chris Neale (Rutlanders) 55-1-0; Kevin Folwell (GOT Baits) 50-1-0. Sun. New Pool and House Pool 2. 35. Andy Jackson (Mosella) 122-0-0, mixed catch, 7 m pole and pellet, peg 27 New Pool; Kevin Adderley (Dams & Lock) 112-15-0; Pete Rice (Bag’em Baits) 108-8-0; Stu Palser (Shakespeare) 98-13-0.

Glamorgan AC, Troes Pool, Bridgend. Sun. 18. Jim Palmer (Cardiff) 39-12-0, two 4 lb bream with skimmers, 12 m pole and corn over heavy groundbait, peg 12; Jon Taylor (Rhoose) 36-4-0; Gareth Thomas (Caerphilly) 32-3-0.

Goodyear AC, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Slade Heath, Staffordshire. Thu. 13. John Benness (Goodyear) 2-11-0, roach, gudgeon and skimmers, pole and squatt, peg 3; Paul Turner (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 2-10-0; Steve Thomson (Goddyear AC) 2-4-0. Sun. Preston Innovations Boldings, Sycamore Pool. 14. Bob Cook (Goodyear) 68-9-0, carp to 14 lb, pole, pellet and sweetcorn, peg 30; Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 48-10-0; Pete Rogers (Goodyear AC) 42-6-0.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warwickshire. Sat. 16. Rolly Sturdy (Starlet Veterans/Hawkesbury) 55-4-0, carp and mixed silver fish, pole and meat, peg 17; Keith Walton (Hawkesbury) 47-12-0; Steve Bull (Hawkesbury) 46-9-0. Sun. 19. Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 58-15-0, carp, Method feeder or pole and pellet, peg 7; Dave Markham (Hawkesbury) 54-4-0; George Cairnes (Hawkesbury/Kodak) 52-11-0.

Izaak Walton Fishery, Chebsey, Stafford. Wed. Top Pool. 15. Paul Carnwell (Garbolino Bait-Tech) 94-14-0, carp, pole and pellet, peg 34; Steve Edwards (Izaak Walton Fishery) 60-12-0; Derek Plant (Ultimate Pellet) 56-6-0; Ray Young (Izaak Walton Fishery) 42-6-0. Sat. Top and Middle Pools. 22. Paul Carnwell (Garbolino Bait-Tech) 99-0-0, carp, pole and pellet, Middle 4; Paul Shone (Izaak Walton Fishery) 58-12-0; Kevin Dennis (Ultimate Pellet) 56-6-0; Robin Dale (Holt’s Tackle) 52-5-0.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, Staffordshire. Wed. Big Match and Carp Lakes. 37. George Reynolds (King’s Pools) 84-0-0, carp and tench to 4 lb, pole and pellet, peg 18 Carp Pool; Paul Gregory (Swan Elite) 74-2-0; Brian Douglas (West End) 70-4-0; Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 65-6-0. Sat. Carp and New Match. 19. Mattie Stockton (Mosella) 114-13-0, carp and tench to 2 lb, pole and sweetcorn, peg 19; Jordan Hall (Allen’s Tackle) 100-10-0; Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 92-0-0.

Kobra Feeders, Dynamite Baits Makins, Wolvey, Warwickshire. Wed. Lake Two. 19. Jason Shirley (Baileys of Warwick) 219-4-0, carp, pellet waggler or straight lead and pellet, peg A4; Chris Waite (Coalville) 96-12-0; Ben Lockwood (Sensas 04) 89-14-0; Barry Duggan (Warwick Portobello) 86-8-0. Thu. Derwent and Thames Pools. 26. Charlie Shaw (Fishermania Derby) 83-14-0, carp, pole, meat and paste, peg 1 Derwent Pool; Lee Westwood (Litchfield) 65-4-0; Sam Brown (Team Makins) 59-10-0; Danny Ross (Wykin Angling Club) 53-2-0.

Monk Hall Fishery, Bridgnorth, Salop. Sun. Swallow Pool. 12. Brian Emms (Monk Hall) 48-6-0, mixed catch, pole, pellet and corn, peg 25; Mark Stevens (Sonubaits) 47-13-0; Dave Hanney (Monk Hall) 32-6-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcestershire. Tue. Meadow and Moors Pools. 26. Harry Ward (Starlet Veterans) 86-9-0, carp and F1s, 3 m pole and paste, peg 12 Moors Pool; Richard Massey (Moorlands) 75-14-0; Dave Bartlett (Moorlands) 65-2-0. Wed. 26 over 50s, Bank, Moors and Island Pools. Mark Tooze (Specialist Bait Suppliers) 120-8-0, carp, pole and corn down the edge, peg 13 Moors Pool; Alan Evans (Moorlands) 84-2-0; Dave Wood (Post Office) 79-14-0. Thu. Silver and Middle Pools. 30. Pete Rice (Bag’em Baits) 110-0-0, F1s, 3 m pole and pellet, peg 2 Silver Pool; Roger Finch (Dudley Bait & Tackle) 71-10-0; Pete Mace (Worcester Angling Academy) 60-14-0. Fri. pm. Meadow Pool. 25. John Cooper (Moorlands Gold) 76-12-0, carp, pole and paste down the edge, peg 27; Mark Tooze (Specialist Bait Suppliers) 69-5-0; Keith Wright (Moorlands) 53-4-0. Sat. Meadow and Moors Pools. 32. Richard Chatwin (Browning Spa) 100-4-0, carp, pole and meat down the edge, peg 7 Moors Pool; Pete Rice (Bag’em Baits) 89-4-0; George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 87-13-0. Sun. Moors, Middle and Island Pools. 28. Chris Hill (Mosella) 114-4-0, carp, 4 m pole and pellet, peg 11 Island Pool; Colin Pace (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 88-0-0; Colin Richards (M&B Brewery) 70-8-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Worcestershire. Mon. Three-hour match, Boundry Pool. 23. Jordan Clarke (Alcester Sports) 71-12-0, carp, skimmers and tench, pellet waggler and groundbait feeder, peg 30; John Cattermole (Frenzee) 67-8-0; Jason Cooke (WB Clarke) 64-8-0. Wed. Middle Pool. 16. Jason Cooke (WB Clarke) 150-4-0, carp and tench, pole and pellet, peg 3; Norman Finch (Black Bridge Tackle) 93-4-0; Mark Hemming (Lodge Park) 91-4-0. Thu. Middle Pool. 25. Dave Ford (Daiwa Gordon League) 121-10-0, carp and tench, pole and pellet, peg 10; Rich Hoskins (Daiwa Gordon League) 88-12-0; Phil Tipton (Duke of Edinburgh) 64-14-0. Sun. Island Pool. 22. Rob McKenzie (Gloucester Angling Centre) 121-8-0, carp and tench, pole and pellet, peg 19; Phil Launchbury (Manor Angling Club) 115-4-0; Chris Cameron (Mosella South West) 114-6-0; Neil McKinnon (Preston innovations) 92-8-0.

Newport AA, Woodstock Pond. Sun. 14. Rob Sims (Garry Evans Tackle) 47-2-0, F1s and a few bream on long pole and paste, peg 40 by the car park; Matt Morgan (Blackwood) 37-0-0; Rob Skellett (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 29-2-0; Shaun Wilson (Trethomas) 26-12-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warwickshire. Wed. Molands Mere. 17. Ian Keywood (Maver Solihull Angling Centre) 54-4-0, carp and F1s, pole and corn, peg 43; Derek Hartshorne (Swann Baits) 53-4-0; Lee Myers (Packington) 49-14-0. Sat. Geary’s Level. 28. Dave Duggan (Dams & Lock) 62-10-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 12; Ms Suzi Smith (Kobra Feeders) 39-13-0.

Pontymister AC, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sun. 25. John Cooper (Wales Youth) 87-0-0, carp on feeder with pellets and corn in deep water, peg 27 Penny’s Pond; Ian Evans (Cross Keys) 71-8-0; Tristan Walters (Risca) 48-8-0; Lewis Smith (Pontymister Juniors) 38-12-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Mon. Ash Pool. 12. Phil Shaw (Lower Hill Farm) 104-1-0, carp to 4 lb and chub to 2 lb, pole and pellet shallow, peg 3; Dave Jones (Weston Pools) 93-10-0; Bob Tromans (Fiery Holes) 66-9-0; Dave Matson (Rod & Gun) 52-6-0; Eric Bancroft (Rod & Gun) 50-2-0. Wed. Beech Pool. 14. Dave Matson (Rod & Gun) 97-4-0, carp to 9 lb, pole and pellet or corn down the side, peg 23; Keith Miller (New Willenhall) 82-3-0; Pete Ricketts (New Willenhall) 53-2-0; Keith Miller (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 43-0-0; Carl Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 40-6-0. Thu. Sycamore and Chestnut Pools. 25. Dave Barnard (Rod & Gun) 124-14-0, carp to 8 lb and bream to 3 lb, 4 m pole and pellet, peg 13 Sycamore Pool; Mark Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 82-12-0; John Wild (Stafford) 79-0-0; Graham Roberts (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 75-13-0. Sat. Sycamore and Willow Pools. 26. Dave Matson (Rod and Gun) 87-7-0, carp to 8 lb and bream to 3 lb, 4 m pole and pellet, peg 13 Sycamore Pool; Dave Barnard (Rod & Gun) 75-2-0; Peter Plant (Maver) 73-6-0; Carl Baker (Stourbridge) 64-13-0. Sun. Beech and Chestnut Pools. 40. Sean Barber (Maver) 94-15-0, carp to 7 lb, pole and pellet down the side, peg 11 Beech Pool; Gary Morris (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 84-4-0; Kelvin Emlyn (Oakengates Angling Centre) 79-6-0; Dave Matson (Rod & Gun) 76-14-0; John Wild (Stafford) 75-4-0; Dave Barnard (Rod & Gun) 74-15-0.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Pole-only. Wed. 13. Tony Hilditch (Blackwood) 133-4-0, carp to 8 lb on pellets fished shallow, peg 5 Penny’s Pond; Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 127-4-0; Tony Summers (Wye Angling) 112-4-0; Brian Protheroe (Merthyr) 108-10-0.

Reedswood, Reedswood Pool, Walsall. Tue. 15. Mark Pitcher (Foster’s MG) 54-6-0, carp to 5 lb, pole, caster and worm, peg 24; Mick Hazel (Beechdale AC) 10-12-0; Wayne Bradley (Jessar AC) 10-10-0.

Sirhowy AC, Mathern Mill Fishery, Chepstow. Sun. 20. Simon Jones (Rhymney) 211-0-0, carp to 7 lb on pellets and Method feeder to the island, peg 17 Waterfall Lake; Phil Weaver (Newport) 152-2-0; Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 148-8-0; Rob Jones (Neath) 124-0-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham Fazeley Canal, Curdworth. Sun. 30. Steve Broome (Dudley Bait & Tackle) 11-11-11, bream to 3 lb, pole and caster, peg 51; Ian Hadden (Weddington) 7-6-7; Tony Foster (Dams & Lock) 5-14-7; Steve Cope (Four Ashes AC) 4-10-8; Pete Hatton (ZLT) 4-4-15; Graham Massey (Dams and Lock) 3-1-15.

Traditional Setting Team Championships, Patshull Park Great Lake, Pattingham, Shropshire. Sun. 45. Ray O’Sullivan (Brilo Box) 44-14-0, skimmers to 12 oz, pole and worm, peg 48; Stuart Conroy (Drennan North West) 41-12-0; Joe Brennan (Wolverhampton) 40-13-0; Alan Murray (Connahs Quay) 37-8-0. Teams: Gillies 92-11-0; The Wolves 89-5-0; Connahs Quay 83-7-0; Down South 78-10-0.

Walsall Arboretum, Hatherton Lake, Walsall. Sun. 10. Ron Nicholls (Walsall) 7-0-0, three bream, feeder and worm, peg 9; James Hadley (Bloxwich) 5-4-0; Ron Jackson (Leamore) 2-6-0.

White Springs, Pontarddulais. Sun. 20. New Canal. Ryan Dummer (Burry Port) 40-2-0, carp and bream on pole and pellets, peg 5; John Charlesworth (Swansea) 38-1-0; Neil Daniels (Neath) 28-5-0; Geoff Walker (Llandeilo) 24-5-0.

Willow Marsh Fishery, Shenstone, near Kidderminster, Worcestershire. Sat. 10. Fred Reynolds (Willow Marsh) 130-8-0, carp, pole and pellet; Danny Jones (Willow Lakes) 124-0-0; Gary Morris (Willow Marsh) 112-9-0; Alan Keay (Willow Marsh) 105-12-0.

Wolverhampton AA, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Acton Trussell roadside. Wed. 20. Eric Gardner (Team Eclipse) 16-2-0, bream to 3 lb, skimmers, pole and caster, peg 7; Richard Guest (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 2-10-0; Neil Turner (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 2-2-8; Carl Westwood (Four Ashes AC) 1-10-8; Steve Cope (Four Ashes AC) 1-3-8; Bob Edgerton (Izaak Walton, Stafford) 1-2-0.