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West Midlands Angler’s Mail Kamasan Qualifiers for February 11/12 2012.

* Burton Winter League, Trent and Mersey Canal, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire, Sun. Round three, 51. Sean Ashby (Burton Angling Supplies) 8-0-12, 307 roach, poled joker, opposite the gardens below Dallow Lock; Aaron Wells (Leicester Sensas B) 7-4-0; Lee Morley (Leicester Sensas A) 5-8-8; Andy Beasley (Four Artists) 4-13-8; Jason Cunningham (Shakespeare Superteam) 4-7-8; Tony Foster (Dams and Lock) 4-5-4.

Teams: Burton Angling Supplies 11; Leicester Sensas A 13; Four Artists 17; Notts AA 19; Mill Tackle 28; Burton Lads 29.

League: Leicester Sensas B 54; Four Artists 56; Shakespeare Superteam 75; Burton Angling Supplies 77; Leicester Sensas A 78; Old Goats and Notts AA both 81.

* Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm WL, House Pools 1 and 2, New, Top and Club Pools, Sun. 84. James Dent (MAP Bag ‘Em Baits) 49-5-0, carp and F1s, poled bread, peg 13; Stu Palser (Banbury Gunsmiths) 41-1-0; Matt Stockton (Neaths Four) 33-11-0; Matt Smith (MCM) 32-7-0; Ed Warren (MCM) 29-0-0; Nigel Rimmer (Maver Gold) 24-4-0.

Teams: Neaths Four 67; Fox Guru 65; Maver Gold 63; Matchfishing Drawbags 61; Banbury Gunsmiths 59; Barston 54.

League: Banbury Gunsmiths 584; Barston 526; Matchfishing Drawbags 492; ABU 478; MCM 458; Fox Guru 456.


Bilston Angling Centre, Shropshire Union Canal, Autherley, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, Sun. 33. Sam Rushton (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 1-8-8, one skimmer, poled punched bread, peg 20; that was it – the only fish caught!

Bridgnorth AS, Severn, Linley Bank, Sun. 21. Richard Duke (Rod and Gun) 10-8-8, 2 chub and 1 barbel, maggot feeder, peg 155. Ms Rosa Bailey (Bridgnorth AS) 8-7-0; Jez Williams (Specialist Bait Suppliers) 6-14-0; Phil Hancox (Bridgnorth AS) 5-11-0.

Cefn Mably Individual Winter League, Cefn Mably, Sun. 36. Phil Weaver (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 98-2-0, carp, chub, bream and roach, pole and casters, peg by the bridge; Martyn Thomas (Caerphilly) 87-8-0; Andy Price (Garry Evans Tackle) 73-3-0; Colin Jackson (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 55-3-0; Mike Eyre (Cardiff Nomads) 53-10-0.

Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks, House Pool 2, Mon. 17. Pete Rice (Bag Em Baits) 24-15-0, F1s and skimmers, poled pellet over slop at 4m, peg 21. Tom Neale (Rutlanders) 20-13-0; Roy Winferdale (Stirrup Cup) 13-11-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 12-12-0. Wed. 16, New Pool. Richard Knowles (MCM) 24-9-0, F1s, roach, perch and gudgeon, poled pellet at 10m, peg 24. Tom Neale (Rutlanders) 24-5-0; Tony Hobbs (Banbury Gunsmiths) 14-13-0; Mark Jones (Banbury Gunsmiths) 12-15-0. Thurs. 31 Veterans, New Pool and House Pool 2. Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 29-8-0, F1s, poled pellet at 9m, peg 21, New Pool. Mick Palfrey (Blythe Water Veterans) 17-10-0; Roy Winferdale (Stirrup Cup) 17-0-0; Ron Notley (Starlet Veterans) 16-12-0; Chris Haille (Meadowlands Veterans) 12-11-0; Alan Robinson (Starlet Veterans) 11-12-0. Fri. 16, Top Pool. Tony Shepherd (Banbury Gunsmiths) 32-11-0, F1s. roach and skimmers, poled pellet at 6m, peg 31. Jason Shirley (Baileys of Warwick) 27-10-0; Tom Neale (Rutlanders) 24-6-0; Chris Harrison (Baileys of Warwick) 22-9-0. Sun. 29, House Pool 2 and New Pool. Matt Barwell (Maver Gold) 23-4-0, F1s, poled pellet at 7 and 9m, peg 13, House Pool 2. Pete Rice (Bag Em Baits) 20-9-0; Andy Jackson (Mosella) 18-10-0; Pete Caton (Dynamite Baits/Banbury Gunsmiths) 18-8-0.

Goodyear AC, Shropshire Union Canal, Rye Hill, Church Eaton, Staffordshire, Sun. 10. Colin Upton (Goodyear AC) 0-3-8, three roach, punched bread, peg 6; John Benness (Goodyear AC) 0-3-0; Gus Godfrey (Goodyear AC) 0-2-2; Malcolm Bethell (Goodyear AC) 0-2-0.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks, Sun. 19. George Cairnes (Hawkesbury/Kodak) 17-8-0, roach, poled maggot and caster, peg 36. Paul Reynolds (Hawkesbury) 14-2-0; Rolly Sturdy (Hawkesbury/Starlet Veterans) 11-4-0; Keith Walton (Hawkesbury) 10-1-0.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, Staffordshire, Sat. carp Pool, 9. Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 7-0-0, small silver fish, poled pinkie, peg 18; Dave Doughty (wood End) 6-15-0; Jordan Hall (Allen’s Tackle) 4-9-0. Sun. Big Match and New Match Pools, 14. Nigel Clarke (King’s Pools) 10-0-0, one 8 lb carp and silver fish, poled maggot, peg 21 Big Match; Dave Swift (Allen’s tackle) 5-2-0; Darren Billingham (Willenhall) 4-15-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs, Silver Pool, Tues. 13. Bill ‘Basil’ Rathbone (St Francis All Comedians, Shelfield, Walsall) 30-6-0, F1s, poled pellet at 7m, peg 2. George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 20-10-0; Andy Grimes (Moorlands) 18-10-0; Paul Cartwright (Moorlands) 18-2-0. Wed. 16 over 50’s, Silver Pool. Dave Williams (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 28-7-0, F1s, poled pellet at 7m, peg 10. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 27-12-0; Keith Hayes (Moorlands) 19-13-0; Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 19-0-0. Thurs. 15, Rover, all Pools. Dave Highfield (Club 2000) 30-4-0, F1s, poled pellet at 7m, peg 46, Silver Pool. Bill ‘Basil’ Rathbone (St Francis All Comedians, Shelfield, Walsall) 21-14-0; Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 18-1-0; Paul Little (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 14-0-0. Sat. 21, Bank, Moors and Island Pools. Paul Little (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 16-8-0, roach and perch, poled maggot at 6m, peg 9, Bank Pool. Neville Groves (Fosters) 15-12-0; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 11-10-0; Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 10-9-0. Sun. 31, Silver and Meadow Pools. Colin Pace (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 24-6-0, F1s, poled pellet at 9m, peg 32, Silver Pool. Iwan Mills (Robins Timber) 19-0-0; George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 18-15-0; Reg Boughton (Moorlands) 17-11-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Little Gearys, Wed. 12. John Stockton (Barford) 15-5-0, F1s, poled pellet, peg 9. Roy Quinney (Starlet Veterans) 14-0-0; Tony Musticone (Alvechurch Fishery) 6-2-0. Sat. 11, Little Gearys. Steve Edwards (Packington) 21-8-0, F1s, poled pellet, peg 29. Lee Richards (Packington) 16-10-0; Steve White (Kobra Feeders) 15-6-0. Sun. 11, Molands Mere. Bob James (Best Baits) 4-4-0, mixed silvers, poled pellet, peg 48. Craig O’Brien (Fast Feeders) 2-6-0; Steve White (Kobra Feeders) 1-13-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Salop, Ash and Stock Pools, Wed. 12. Mark Lloyd (Oakengates Angling Centre) 30-7-0, small carp, poled pellet at 12m, peg 16, Ash Pool. Bill Ward (Tipton) 27-0-0; Keith Perrin (Tipton) 24-1-0; Brian Clark (Maruku Colmic) 17-8-0. Thurs. 10, Larch Pool. John Wild (Stafford) 37-9-0, small carp, poled pellet at 12m, peg 26. Mick Keen (Maver Total Angling) 35-10-0; Brian Clark (Maruku Colmic) 33-10-0. Sat. 29, Ash, Oak and Larch Pools. Graham Thomas (Oswestry) 19-3-0, roach and small carp, poled pellet and maggot at 14m, peg 16, Ash Pool. Brian Clark (Maruku) 14-13-0; Nigel Clarke (RAF) 14-5-0; Andy Bayliss Kyte (Maver Sonu) 13-0-0. Sun. 48, Stock, Larch, Oak and Beech Pools. Scott Doodson (Preston Innovations) 39-2-0, carp to 3lb, poled pellet at 12 and 14m and to the stumps, peg 11, Stock Pool. Chris Hill (Maver) 37-10-0; Pete Ricketts (New Willenhall) 28-14-0; Jamie Hughes (Maver) 28-11-0; Brian Clark (Maruku Colmic) 26-9-0; Dave Hailey (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 23-0-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire, Tues. Deans Pool, 15. J. May jr (PI Woodland View) 38-5-0, carp, poled pellet and maggot; Adrian Mason (Woodland View Superteam) 36-5-0; J. May sr (Woodlands) 30-10-0; M. Hands (Northfield) 28-14-0. Sat. Woodlands Pool, 15. Steve Wilson (Midland Bears) 19-10-0, mixed catch, poled maggot, peg 20; Stuart Farmer (Woodlands) 17-5-0; M. Smith (Woodlands) 15-4-0; P. Bishop (Woodlands) 10-4-0. Sun. Arles Pool, 26. C. Newman (Woodlands) 17-0-0, carp and silvers, poled maggot, peg 34; G. Clarke (Browning Spa MG) 10-8-0; Chris Noyce (Solihull Angling Centre) 8-2-0; Stuart Farmer (Woodlands) 6-8-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sun. 11. Colin Lane (Attleborough Sports) 4-1-12, rudd to 12 oz, roach and perch, poled caster, peg 39; Derek Hicklin (Stirrup Cup) 3-6-0; Derek Reaney (Attleborough Sports) 3-5-0; Tom Graney (Browning MG) 2-9-8; Andy Petit (Stirrup Cup) 2-3-4; Sam Lewis (Three Ems) 1-6-8.

White Springs Fishery, Pontarddulais. Sun.18. Rob Jones (Neath) 54-0-0, carp and bream on pole and pellets, peg on Match Lake; Simon Jones (Rhymney) 33-0-0; Nigel Morris (Neath) 20-10-0.