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*Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm Winter League, Final Round, Shrewley, Warwickshire. Sat. House Pools 1 and 2, New, Top and Club Pools. 84 (21 teams of four) Des Shipp (Barston) 68-4-0, stockies and F1s, pole and pellet at 6, 8 and 12 m on the deck, New Pool peg 21; Pete Rice (Barston) 63-5-0; Tony Shepherd (Drennan Oxford) 62-0-0; Richard Knowles (MCM) 61-7-0; Adam Rooney (Fox Guru) 59-12-0; James Dent (MAP Bag’em Baits) 58-9-0. Teams: Barston 70; MAP Bag’em Baits 65; Maver Gold 61; Shakespeare 59; Matchfishing Drawbags 58; Banbury Gunsmiths 55. Final league: Banbury Gunsmiths (Pete Caton, Mark Pollard, Stu Palser and Steve Townsend) 639; Barston 596; Matchfishing Drawbags 550; Abu 519; MCM 512; Fox Guru 510.

*Hereford Winter League, Final Match. River Wye at Belmont. Sun. 72. Sean Gould (WB Clarke) 18-15-0, bleak, whip and maggots peg 64 by the rowing club; Lee Green (Turner’s Tackle) 18-3-0; Colin Harvey (DH Angling) 17-5-8; Dave Harrell (DH Angling) 16-10-0; Clive Branson (Cardiff Nomads) 15-8-0; Adrian Narberth (WB Clarke) 14-1-0. Teams: Fox Match Hereford 49 points; WB Clarke 47; DH Angling 46; Shakespeare 41; Wizards 40; Wolves 36. Final league: Wizards 65; Fox Match Hereford and DH Angling both 58; Woody’s 57; Shakespeare 49; WB Clarke 46.

*King’s Pools Winter League, Teams of Five, Round Four, Shareshill, Staffordshire. Sun. All pools. 50. Richard Maynard (Swan Elite) 39-15-0, F1s to 12 oz, pole and pellet, New Match Pool 9; Neil Cotterill (Swan Elite) 36-6-0; Lee Winters (The A Team) 32-9-0; Paul Rock (Willenhall Angling Centre Gold and Black) 28-6-0; Jordan Hall (Allen’s Tackle) 25-9-0. Teams: Swan Elite 13; The A Team 20; Short Heath Starlets 21. League: Swan Elite 79; Short Heath Starlets 81; Willenhall Angling Centre Blue 83.


Bag’em Matchbaits Silver League, Round Four, Dog Lane, Napton, Warwickshire. Sun. 30. Dick Ashby (Banbury Gunsmiths) 6-15-0, perch to 2 lb 4 oz 12 dr on worm, peg 6; Carl Hulley (Daventry AC) 4-1-4; Gil Corns (Daventry AC) 3-14-4.

Bilston Angling Centre Individual Winter League, Round Nine, Shropshire Union Canal, Brewood, Staffordshire. Sun. 25. Joe Brennan (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 9-8-0, 167 roach, pole and punched bread, peg 10; Carl Westwood (Bilston Angling Centre) 8-10-0; Richard Guest (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 8-5-0; Steve Cope (Four Ashes United) 6-11-0; Steve Lovell (Bilston Angling Centre) 6-3-0; Tony Eagles (Four Ashes United) 5-3-0.

Coventry Canals Winter League, Round Four, Coventry Canal, Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Sun. 34. Darren Lewis (Shakespeare Superteam) 6-3-4, two chub, one roach and a skimmer, pole and caster, peg C2; Matt Hodgetts (Measham) 5-2-0; Jason Cunningham (Shakespeare Superteam) 4-10-0; Darren Bolton (Dams and Lock) 3-14-3; Tony Foster (Dams and Lock) 3-6-0; Ted Yearby (Dams and Lock) 3-2-2. Teams: Shakespeare Superteam 11; Dams and Lock A and Browning Central both 16; Maid of the Mill 18; Notts AA 21; Cross Keys 23. League: Shakespeare Superteam 46; Dams and Lock A 64; Browning Central 71; Maid of the Mill 71; Measham 75; Notts AA 81.

Docklow Pools, Leominster, Herefordshire. Sat. Moby Pool. 17. Steve Greaves (Bury) 7-7-0, silver fish, pole, maggot, caster and corn, peg 2. Ian Cooper (Docklow Pools) 6-8-0; Steve Todd (York) 3-14-0. Sun. Match Pool. 7. Ritchie Thompson (Hereford) 11-0-0, mixed silver fish, pole, maggot and caster, peg 7; Steve Greaves (Bury) 2-10-0; Mark Holden (Hereford) 2-5-0.

Dynamite Makin’s, Kobra Affordables, Wolvey, Warwickshire. Wed. Phase One, Lake Two. 14. Allan Neale (Tackle Shack) 29-4-0, three carp, one on straight legered bread and the other two on straight legered sweetcorn, peg A20; Gary Coton (Sutton Coldfield) 19-8-0; John Adamson (Kobra Feeders/Long Eaton Victoria AS) 15-12-0. Thurs. Phase Two, Thames Pool. 20. Phil Hull (Lanes Bait & Tackle) 16-6-0, carp to straight legered bread and sweetcorn, peg 9; Allan Neale (Tackle Shack) 14-0-0; David Kent (Long Eaton Victoria AS) 13-10-0; Ian Jones (PSR Angling) 6-10-0; John Adamson (Kobra Feeders/Long Eaton Victoria Angling Society) 5-12-0.

Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich. Thurs. Heron Pool. 17. Sid Toroni (Maver Solihull Angling Centre) 78-0-0, carp, pole, pellet and corn, peg 9; Alan Burton (BSS) 42-8-0; Steve Day (Friar Park) 39-10-0. Sat. Heron Pool. 16. Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 67-10-0, carp, waggler and corn, peg 40; Alan Boswell (Elmbridge) 58-6-0; Gary Darlow (Elmbridge) 44-10-0.

Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warwickshire. Mon. New Pool. 18. Dave Armstrong (Jets Match Group) 29-0-0, stockies and carp, 10 m pole and pellet, peg 21 (bonus peg £50); Dean Wallace (Handshill) 26-7-0; Tom Neale (Rutlanders) 25-6-0; Roy Winferdale (Stirrup Cup) 22-3-0. Tues. House Pool 2, over-50s. 19. Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 25-7-0, F1s, bream and roach, 8 m pole, pellet and slop, peg 21; Dave Chapman (White Hart Coventry) 18-6-0; Ron Notley (Starlet Veterans) 18-4-0; John Wills (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 17-9-0. Wed. New Pool. 19. Andy Searle (Middy) 39-12-0, F1s, 8 m and 12 m pole, bream, roach, perch, rudd and gudgeon, maggot, peg 1; Tony Ainsworth (Mid-City) 34-11-0; Pete Rice (Bag’em Baits) 30-5-0; Andy Jackson (Mosella) 21-7-0. Thurs. Veterans, House Pool 2 and New Pool. 51. Keith Palfrey (Blythe Water Veterans) 49-15-0, F1s and bream, 8 m pole, punch and pellet, peg 6 New Pool; Kevin Keasey (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 48-11-0; Dave Kingsley (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 39-10-0; Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 39-7-0; Roger Martin (Coventry) 22-7-0; Ben Eade (Newcastle-under-Lyme) 19-5-0. Fri. Bottom Pool. 16. Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 35-6-0, F1s and carp, 6 m and 8 m pole and pellet, peg 14; Tom Neale (Rutlanders) 34-7-0; Jon Arthur (Matchfishing) 30-5-0. Sun. New Pool and House Pool 2. 31. Tony Shepherd (Banbury Gunsmiths) 53-3-0, stockies and F1s, 6 m and 9 m pole and pellet, peg 27 New Pool; Pete Bennett (Banbury Gunsmiths Yorkshire Baits) 50-9-0; Ed Warren (Preston Innovations) 50-0-0; Stu Palser (Banbury Gunsmiths Middy) 47-13-0.

Goodyear AC, Shropshire Union Canal, Rye Hill, Church Eaton, Staffordshire. Sun. 13. Jamie Edgerton (Goodyear AC) 8-11-15, roach to 8 oz, pole, punched bread and caster, peg 10; Gus Godfrey (Goodyear AC) 5-2-9; Sean Smallman (Goodyear AC) 2-6-10; Malcolm Bethell (Goodyear AC) 1-7-10.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warwickshire. Sat. 14. George Cairnes (Hawkesbury Kodak) 36-13-0, carp, tench and skimmers, pole and pellet, peg 40; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury Gillette) 35-1-0; Ron Bull (Hawkesbury) 25-5-0. Sun. 17. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury Gillette) 19-8-0, roach, pole and caster, peg 8; Rolly Sturdy (Hawkesbury Tetley) 17-15-0; George Cairnes (Hawkesbury Kodak) 15-2-0.

Holgan Farm, Llawhaden. Sun. Match Lake. 18. Kevin Roberts (Haverfordwest) 56-14-0, carp on pole and pellets, peg 5; Mark Close (Haverfordwest) 55-6-0; Sam York (Tenby) 47-12-0.

Iffers, Hartleton Lake, Ross-on-Wye. Sun. 18. Keith Hull (Iffers) 18-3-0, all-skimmers on Method feeder and maggots 16 m out, peg 55 in the field; Wayne Meek (Iffers) 16-14-0; Craig Brown (Iffers) 11-4-0; Steve Brooks (Iffers) 10-0-0.

Izaak Walton (Stafford AA), Trent and Mersey Canal, Hoo Mill, Great Haywood, Stafford. Sun. 13. Dean Williams (Team Eclipse) 10-11-15, roach and perch, pole, punch bread or caster, peg 9; Phil Johnson (Browning Lifestyle) 7-10-4; Stef Johansen (Team Eclipse) 4-8-8; Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 4-0-0; Paul Vernon (Cashmore’s Cracks) 3-7-0; Eric Gardner (Team Eclipse) 3-4-2.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, Staffordshire, Wed. New Match and Carp Pools. 14. Shaun Pearce (Willenhall Angling Centre) 46-12-0, F1s to 12 oz, pole and maggot, New Match Pool 5; Jordan Hall (Allen’s Tackle) 35-6-0; Tony Woollaston (Wolverhampton Post Office) 27-6-0. Sat. Big Match Pool. 13. Icky Kull (Willenhall Angling Centre) 28-12-0, F1s to 12 oz, pole and sweetcorn, peg 21; Neil Cotterill (Swan Elite) 25-9-0; Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 22-9-0.

Maver Larford Classic Qualifier, Larford Lakes, near Stourport, Worcestershire. Sun. Specimen Lake. 33. Kurtis Tranter (Maver Larford) 31-7-0, skimmers and silver fish, pole and pellet, peg 16; Grant Albutt (Garbolino) 24-13-0; Rob Wiltshire (Cwmbran Nobblers) 22-2-0; Ray Lamb (Maver) 21-6-0. Qualifiers: Kurtis Tranter and Grant Albutt.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcestershire. Tues. Silver Pool. 17. Colin Pace (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 37-4-0, F1s, 6 m pole and pellet, peg 25; George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 33-9-0; Paul Cartwright (Moorlands) 21-0-0. Wed. Over-50s, Moors and Middle Pools. 16. Grad Wilkes (Moorlands) 49-14-0, four carp, pole and corn down the edge, peg 7 Middle Pool; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 42-8-0; Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 31-14-0. Thurs. Bank and Meadow Pools. 19. Clive Wright (Mosella) 56-10-0, carp, straight lead and corn, peg 9 Meadow Pool; Bill ‘Basil’ Rathbone (St Francis All Comedians, Shelfield, Walsall) 40-14-0; Kevin Roderick (Moorlands) 24-0-0. Sat. Third Round Pairs series, Meadow and Silver Pools. 32 (16 pairs). Clive Munslow (Moorlands) 70-8-0, carp, straight lead and corn, peg 56 Meadow Pool; Colin Bennett (Worcester) 62-8-0; Mick Henshall (Fosters) 51-11-0. Pairs: Clive Wright (Mosella) and Clive Munslow (Moorlands) 3 points; Colin Bennett and Paul Little (Colin Pace Angling Academy) and Paul Wedge and Danny Ludgate (Mosella) both 4. League: Clive Munslow and Clive Wright 5 points; Danny Ludgate and Paul Wedge 7; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) and Colin Pace (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 9. Sun. Meadow Pool. 19. Richard Kings (St Davids Angling Club) 44-6-0, five carp, straight lead and meat, peg 13; Paul Little (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 28-8-0; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 22-4-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington. Wed. Island Pool. 16. Barry Duggan (Warwick Portobello) 61-12-0, F1s, pole, pellet and maggot feeder, peg 32; Andy Grimes (Marks Tackle) 49-2-0; Fred Parker (BCA Swindon) 22-6-0. Thurs. Island and Middle Pools. 24. Paul Alder (Mill House Angling) 80-8-0, carp and F1s, pole, pellet and maggot feeder, peg 25 Middle Pool; Andy Stone (Manor Farm Leisure) 70-8-0; Jason Parsons (Manor Farm Leisure) 65-6-0; Andy Grimes (Marks Tackle) 48-0-0. Sat. Boundry Pool. 13. Peter Golding (Fox) 49-8-0, carp, F1s and silver fish, pole, pellet and maggot feeder, peg 10; Paul Alder (Mill House Angling) 41-12-0; Neil McKinnon (Preston Innovations) and Mark Russell (Banbury Gunsmiths) both 33-0-0. Sun. Island and Middle Pools. 24. Paul Alder (Mill House Angling) 60-8-0, carp and F1s, pole and pellet or maggot feeder, peg 6 Island Pool; Ian Wheeldon (Mosella) 59-6-0; Anthony Leyton (Manor Farm Leisure) 51-0-0; Barry Duggan (Warwick Portobello) 50-6-0.

Newport AA. Sun. School Pool. 15. Matt Morgan (Blackwood) 60-4-0, F1s on pole and pellets, peg 34; Giles Cochrane (MAP) 54-6-0; Alan Davies (Cardiff Nomads) 42-10-0; Rob Skellett (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 34-0-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warwickshire. Wed. Little Gearys. 15. John Burchell (Packington) 30-0-0, F1s, pole and pellet, peg 29; Tony Musticone (Alvechurch Fishery) 23-9-0; John Adamson (Packington) 20-14-0. Sat. Grats and Willow Pools. 12. Phil Hull (Lanes Baits) 46-14-0, F1s and small carp, pole and pellet, peg 5 Willow Pool; John Adamson (Packington) 38-5-0; Ms Suzi Smith (Kobra Feeders) 36-9-0. Sun. Molands Mere, Anniverseries and Willow Pools. 36. Ms Suzi Smith (Kobra Feeders) 38-10-0, F1s, pole and pellet or tip and pellet, peg 12 Molands Mere; John Burchell (Packington) 35-3-0; Bill Hill (Packington) 29-12-0; Dan Wooding (Packington) 28-12-0.

Patshull Park, Pattingham, Shropshire. Sun. Great Lake. 14. Dave Ridgeway (Shifnal) 12-1-0, all-skimmers, feeder and bits of worm, peg 45; Paul Bicknell (Little Dawley) 11-11-0; Steve Preece (M&S Joinery) 11-1-0; Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 10-11-0.

Parkes’ Hall AC, Preston Innovations Boldings Fishery, Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Sun. Larch Pool. 16. Paul Cartwright (Parkes’ Hall) 17-2-0, F1s, pole and pellet, peg 16; John Clarke (Parkes’ Hall) 8-5-0; Dave Mills (Parkes’ Hall) 5-10-0.

Port Talbot Docks, West Glamorgan. Sun. 20. Gary Martin (Glamorgan Rebels) 37-4-0, bream to 1-8-0 and good roach on groundbait feeder and double red maggots, peg 9 on walkway; Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 36-13-0; Mal Entwhistle (Glamorgan Rebels) 35-2-0; Mike Towler (Glamorgan Rebels) 25-8-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Salop. Mon. Stock and Middle Pools. 24. Tony Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 29-14-0, carp to 3 lb, 14 m pole and pellet, peg 11 Stock Pool; Gary Morris (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 17-4-0; Ian Place (Telford) 17-2-0; Phil Shaw (Lower Hill Farm) 14-0-0. Wed. Oak and Larch Pools. 12. Mick Jameson (Mid-Leisure) 42-2-0, carp to 4 lb, pole and pellet down the channal and close in, peg 27 Oak Pool; Keith Perrin (Tipton) 40-15-0; Howard Williams (Tri Cast Weston) 36-1-0; Clive Wynn (Tri-Cast Weston) 33-13-0. Thurs. Sycamore and Chestnut Pools. 12. Mick Jameson (Mid-Leisure) 62-2-0, carp to 5 lb, 10 m pole and pellet, peg 48 Sycamore Pool; Clive Wynn (Tri Cast Weston) 52-1-0; Dave Barnard (Rod & Gun) 50-6-0; Rino Stanko (Oakengates Angling Centre) 36-8-0. Sat. Ash and Oak Pools. 29. Steve Hall (Oswestry) 53-5-0, carp to 6 lb, 6m pole and down the side, pellet and maggot, peg 9 Ash Pool; Mick Jameson (Mid-Leisure) 50-1-0; Dave Brown (Maver) 46-15-0; Keith Perrin (Tipton) 42-11-0. Sun. Oak, Ash and Chestnut Pools. 33. Chris Hill (Maver) 46-14-0, carp to 3 lb, 6 m pole and against dam wall, pellet and corn, peg 5 Oak Pool; Tim Probert (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 41-10-0; Shane Rogers (Oakengates Angling Centre) 40-9-0; Dave Emlyn (Oakengates Angling Centre) 38-10-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire. Tues. Ghost Pool. 14. M. Mack (Woodlands) 24-4-0, carp, pole, maggot and pellet, peg 14; J. May Jnr. (Woodlands) 16-10-0; Jim Greenway (Dudley Bait & Tackle) 15-5-0; Graham Brixton (Worcester) 15-3-0. Sat. Silver Fish only, Arles Pool. 20. Stuart Farmer (Woodlands) 16-15-0, roach and skimmers, pole, bloodworm and caster, peg 34; Simon Nickless (Saints) 16-11-0; Gary Kirkham (Browning Spa MG) 12-6-0; Paul Bishop (Woodlands) 8-4-0. Sun. Preston Innovations Clubman League, Dean’s, High and Arles Pools. 40. S. Lawrence (Allen’s Tackle) 54-12-0, carp, pole, maggot and pellet, Arles 34; Simon Nickless (Saints) 51-11-0; C. Newman (Woodlands) 38-8-0; C. Thompson (Solihull Angling Centre) 37-4-0. Teams: Solihull Angling Centre 1; Haines Angling and Browning Spa MG both 2. League: Haines Angling 21; Solihull Angling Centre and Browning Spa MG both 24.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Wed. Pole-only. 14. Lyn Jones (Cefn Hengoed) 89-8-0, carp, rudd and roach on pellets and corn, peg 20 Molly’s Pond; Alan Davies (Cardiff Nomads) 75-0-0; Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 67-2-0; Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 58-4-0.

Spencer Works, Newport. Sat. Silver Fish Match, Birch Lake. 13. Alan Davies (Trealaw) 8-6-0, roach and skimmers on straight lead and maggots at long range, peg by bungalow (only one weighed in).

Staffs Individual Winter League, Round Four, Shropshire Union Canal, Gnosall, Stafford, Staffordshire. Sat. 20. Stef Johansen (Team Eclipse) 9-7-12, roach, perch, rudd and gudgeon, poled caster, punched bread and squatt, peg A4; Dave Horton (Browning Lifestyle) 9-6-0; Keith ‘Quiet Man’ Hulland (Team Eclipse) 8-9-6; Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 8-6-0; Mel Wood (Four Ashes United) 8-4-2; Dennis Sumner (Bilston Angling Centre) 7-2-8. League: Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 6; Dave McCall (Shakespeare Superteam) 7; Mel Wood (Four Ashes United) 8; Dave Horton (Browning Lifestyle) 10; Steve Faux (Team Eclipse) 11; George Davies (Bilston Angling Centre) 12.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Birmingham. Sun. 12. Andy Petit (Stirrup Cup) 6-12-12, roach and perch, pole and caster, peg 40; Derek Reaney (Attleborough Sports) 4-0-8; Ray Wallbank (Stirrup Cup) 3-12-4; Joseph Taylor (Stirrup Cup) 2-14-8; Sam Lewis (Three Ems) 2-1-12.

Walsall Arboretum Individual Winter League, Round Seven, Hatherton Lake, Walsall. Sun. 15. Norman Carpenter (Walsall) 13-0-0, three bream and roach, feeder and worm, peg 27; Mark Greening (Streetley) 4-0-0; Ron Jackson (Leamore) 3-12-0; John Seagrove (Great Wyrley) 3-2-0; Dave Gough (Walsall) 0-9-0. League: Norman Carpenter (Walsall) 149; Mark Greening Streetley) 117; Dave Gough (Walsall) 115.

White Springs, Pontarddulais. Sun. 30. Nigel Morris (Neath) 85-11-0, carp and bream on pole and pellets, peg on Match Canal; Rob Jones (Neath) 75-8-0; Luke Sorokin (Neath) 52-14-0; Mark Goodall (Pembroke Angling) 47-8-0. Match Lake: Neil Daniels (Neath) 33-0-0.