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West Midlands Angler’s Mail Kamasan Qualifiers for January 8/9 2011

* Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm WL, New, House Pools 1 and 2, Top and Club Pools, Sat. 84. Steve Ringer (Barston) 58-10-0, f1s, poled maggots, House Pool 1, peg 21; Richard Knowles (MCM) 39-5-0; Brian Morgan (Panshill Boys) 38-10-0; Robin Guppy (4 Muskateers) 33-2-0; Bob Neath (Neaths 4) 30-5-0; Mark Rogerson (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 28-12-0.
Teams: Team Anybody 66; Shakespeare 65; Panshill Boys, Drennan Oxford and Tri-cast Rochdale 53; Dynamite Baits 51.
League: Dynamite Baits 298; Barston 295; Tri-Cast Rochdale 292; Maver Pickering Bag Em Baits 259; Garbolino Bag Em Baits 265; Shakespeare 253.

* Octoplus Boldings Pools, Ash and Beech Pools, Bridgnorth, Sun. 50. Richard Lawson (Maver) 26-13-0, carp to 4 lb, poled maggot at 5 and 10 metres, peg 14, Beech Pool; Sean Barber (Maver) 22-10-0; Peter Plant (Maver) 20-2-0; Mark Lloyd (Telford) 13-6-0; Gary Morris (Octoplus Boldings Wolves) 11-15-0.

* Packington Somers,
Molands Mere, Little Gearys, Willow and Grats Pools, Sun. 68. Steve White (Kobra Feeders) 13-4-0, F1s, skimmers, roach, poled pinkie, peg 9, Molands; Matt Derry (Packington) 12-5-0; Alan Hill (Beaufort Angling Club) 9-15-0; Ray Quinney (Packington Veterans) 7-6-0; Tony Jarvis (Cornerstone Angling Club) 5-15-0; Klaus Fix (Nuneaton) 4-6-0.

Other matches

Bilston Angling Centre Ind WL, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, Sun. 40. Dave Holbrook (Brownhills) 2-2-0, roach and perch, poled squatt, peg 11; George Davies (Bilston Angling Centre) 0-9-4; Ian Hingley (Dudley Bait and Tackle) 0-5-12; Martin Spruce (Bilston Angling Centre) 0-5-6; Carl Davies (Bilston Angling Centre) 0-5-1; Tommy Cross (Bilston Angling Centre) 0-3-0.

Coventry Winter League, Round One, Coventry Canal, Coventry, Warwickshire, Sun. 28. Darren Massey (Shakespeare) 16-0-0, seventeen skimmers, poled bloodworm, peg 47 Foleshill; John Hanson (Browning Central) 9-7-0; Darren Lewis (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 7-11-0; Rob Mallibone (Maid of the Mill) 5-4-3; Tony Foster (Dams and Lock) 5-2-14; Dave McCall (Shakespeare) 5-2-0.
Teams: Shakespeare 8; Browning Central 12; Dams and Lock No Shows 13; Maid of the Mill 16; Maver Tipton Van den Eynde and Cross Keys both 20; Dams and Lock 23.
Dog Lane Fishery, Napton, Warks, Willow Pool, Sun. 2nd Jan, 22, 11 pairs. Justin Ashby (Banbury Gunsmiths) 8-0-0, silver fish, poled pinkie, peg 27. Jake King (Dog Lane) 7-3-0; Mark Smith (Dog Lane) 7-0-0. Pairs: Dave West and Paul Roberts (Potters Green); Dick Ashby and Justin Ashby (Banbury Gunsmiths); Rich Wills (Daventry Angling Club) and Kevin Folwell (Got Baits Drennan). No points available at present.

Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm,
Shrewley, Warks, House Pools 1 and 2, Mon. 23. Ade Mansfield (Yorkshire Baits) 17-4-0, F1s, poled bread puch at 14, peg 7, House Pool 2. Matt Derry (Kamasan Starlets) 14-3-0; Mark ‘Magic’ Johnson (Daiwa Gordon League) 9-11-0; Jason Brown (Lea Hall Gold) 7-2-0. Wed. 18, New Pool. Craig Chamberlain (Maver) 11-9-0, F1s, poled maggot at 6m, peg 13. Graham Young (Youngs Tunnel Barn Farm) 11-7-0; Tony Robinson (Stirrup Cup) 10-5-0; Dave Chapman (White Hart) 8-11-0; Steve Birch (Northfields) 6-0-0. Sun. 24, House Pool 2. Paul Caswell (Shakespeare) 32-5-0, F1s, poled bronze maggot at 14m, peg 38. Mark ‘Magic’ Johnson (Daiwa Gordon League) 21-7-0; Gary Cook (Mosella) 18-9-0; Matt Derry (Kamasan Starlets) 14-5-0; David James (Mosella) 9-3-0; Andy Jackson (Mosella) 7-2-0.

Hawkesbury Fishery,
Bedworth, Warks, Sun. 18. Dave Malpass (Hawkesbury) 16-5-0, 1 carp plus roach, poled maggot, peg 40. Andy Houlton (Hawkesbury) 15-4-0; Rolly Sturdy (Starlet Veterans/Hawkesbury) 14-7-0; George Cairnes (Hawkesbury/Kodak) 13-1-0; Dave dunham (Hawkesbury) 11-8-0; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 10-2-0.

Hereford Open, River Wye at Belmont. Sun. 47. Jamie Robbins (Shakespeare) 26-5-0, 36 roach on pole feeder and maggots, peg 79 one down from railway bridge on right hand bank; Steve Ashmore (W B Clarke) 7-5-0; Lee Gardener (Shakespeare) 6-10-0; Colin Harvey (Match Fishing) 5-15-0; Nigel Davies (Shakespeare) 5-14-0; Phil Bufton (Hereford) 4-10-0.

Holgan Farm, Llawhaden. Wed. 12. Kevin Roberts (Haverfordwest) 90-0-0, all carp on waggler and maggots fished well on bottom, peg on Match Lake; Keith Moore (Haverfordwest) 67-7-0; Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 37-12-0.
Sun.16. Scott Oadam (Swansea) 81-1-0, carp to 5lb on pole fished 6mm white pellets, peg on Match Lake; Mike Halligan (Haverfordwest) 66-4-0; Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 22-8-0; Mark Close (Haverfordwest) 12-0-0.

Iffers, Elton Corner Lakes. Sun. 15. Bob Williams (Iffers) 9-12-0, two carp on straight lead and maggots, peg on top lake; Wayne Meek (Iffers) and Chris Davies (Iffers) both 7-5-0.

Izaak Walton Fishery, Chebsey, Stafford, Wed. Middle Pool, 8. Derek Plant (Ultima Pellet) 10-4-0, roach, poled maggot, peg 2; Robin Dale (Holt’s Tackle) 7-6-0; Neil Edwards (Meir and Longton RBL) 4-6-0; Ray Young (Newport) 3-2-0. Sat. Middle Pool, 12. Malcolm Cooper (Northwood Inn) 16-10-0, mixed catch, poled maggot, peg 5; Graham Fox (Northwood Inn) 10-12-0; Clint Williams (Northwood Inn) 6-14-0; Derek Plant (Ultima Pellet) 4-15-0. Sun. Middle Pool, 10. Derek Plant (Ulimate Pellet) 18-4-0, mixed catch, poled maggot, peg 18; Steve Degg (Colmic) 6-4-0; Ray Young (Newport) 3-0-0.

King’s Pools,
Shareshill, Staffordshire, Sun. Carp and Big Match Pools, 16. Gary Steele (Wednesfield Angling Centre) 16-3-0, carp to 3 lb, poled maggot, peg 9 Carp Pool; Jordan Hall (Allen’s Tackle) 10-4-0; John Burke (Brewood British Legion) 6-8-0; John Benjamin (Swan AC) 5-14-0; Dave Swift (Wednesfield Angling Centre) 3-8-0; Les Thompson (Preston Innovations) 3-4-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs, Middle Pool, Wed. 15 over 50’s. Mark Briggs (Fishmans Friend) 16-10-0, one carp plus skimmers, poled pinkie at 5m, peg 8. George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 12-4-0; Dave Miller (Hunnington) 6-6-0; Alan Higgs (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 3-0-0. Thurs. 16, rover, all Pools. Sid Julian (Moorlands) 13-12-0, roach and 2 skimmers, poled pinkie at 10m, peg 52, Meadow Pool. George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 12-4-0; John Bagley (Stevens Tackle) 11-13-0; Bill ‘Basil’ Rathbone (St Francis All Comedians, Shelfield, Walsall) 11-1-0. Sat. 25, Bank, Middle and Meadow Pools. Iwan Mills (Robins Timber) 43-14-0, 7 carp, poled pinkie at 10m, peg 5, Bank Pool. Colin Pace (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 19-10-0; Mark Morley (St Davids Angling Club) 16-12-0; Richard Kings jnr (St Davids Angling Club) 13-13-0; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 12-12-0; Clive Wright (Mosella) 10-3-0. Sun. 24, Meadow and Middle Pools. Pete Mace (Worcester Angling Academy) 14-14-0, 1 carp and 2 skimmers, poled pinkie at 10m, peg 22, Meadow Pool. Clive Wright (Mosella) 12-12-0; Steve Burrus (Poole Hall Alveley) 11-11-0; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 6-4-0; Neil Davies (Stevens Tackle) 4-5-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure,
Harvington, Middle, Windmill and Boundry Pools, Thurs. 16. Steve Ford (Daiwa Gordon League) 128-14-0, carp, roach and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 16, Windmill Pool. Alan Ainsworth (Mid-City) 34-10-0; Colin Caswell (Lower Park Veterans) 26-0-0; Brian Martin (Lower Farm Veterans) 20-12-0. Sat. 20, Middle, Windmill and Boundry Pools. Danny Tresigne (Maver Farnborough) 80-12-0, carp, roach and skimmers, poled pellet and maggot feeder, peg 34, Boundry Pool. Chris Cameron (Mosella South West) 61-14-0; Neil Carlos (West Midlands) 35-8-0; Mal Hayes (Shellor Clifford) 32-10-0. Sun. 43, Ash, Island, Boundry and Windmill Pools. Curtis Tranter (Mosella Black Country) 97-0-0, carp, roach and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 5, Island Pool. Rich Hoskins (Daiwa Gordon League) 93-10-0; Andy Pollard (Daiwa Gordon League) 45-10-0; Mark Hemming (Manor Farm Leisure) 36-0-0.

Octoplus Boldings Pools,
Bridgnorth, Salop, Ash Pool, Wed. 12. Gary Morris (Octoplus Boldings Wolves) 50-6-0, carp to 4lb, poled pellet and maggot, peg 4. Tony Foster (Octoplus Boldings Wolves) 21-9-0; Mick Jameson (Bilston Angling Centre) 15-9-0; Pete Moss (Telford) 12-9-0. Thurs. 12, Ash Pool. Richard Noakes (Maver) 12-14-0, carp to 2lb, poled pellet and maggot at 12m, peg 6. Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 12-8-0; Danny Boden (Oakengates Angling Centre) 10-5-0. Sat. 31, Ash and Beech Pools. Keith Powell (Octoplus Boldings Wolves) 15-1-0, carp to 2lb, poled pellet and maggot at 12m, peg 5, Ash Pool. Steve Roberts (Rod and Gun) 11-2-0; Neil Probert (Wolverhampton) 10-8-0; Gareth Emlyn (Oakengates Angling Centre) 10-5-0; Rob Hancox (Kings Pools) 10-4-0; Scott Doodson (Preston Innovations) 7-12-0; Wayne Mellings (Maver) 5-8-0; Chris Hill (Maver) 5-4-0.

Packington Somers,
Meriden, Warks, Little Gearys, Sat. 15. Lee Richards (Top Fours/Fosters) 33-0-0, F1s, poled pellet, peg 9. Eddie Keen (Packington Veterans) 14-7-0; Derek Hartshorn (Swann Baits) 6-9-0; Ron Savage (Lanes Baits) 5-15-0.

Port Talbot Docks, West Glamorgan. Sun. 22. Steve Shaw (Cardiff) 22-4-0, three mullet to 3 lb with roach and bream on groundbait feeder and maggots, peg 5 on day ticket bank; Dean Jay (Dinas Powys) and Ron Gibbs (Bedwas) both 15-2-0; Glyn Reynolds (Awa-Shima) 13-4-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire, Sat. High Pool, 18. S. Farmer (Woodland View Fishery) 13-10-0, mixed catch, poled maggot, peg 30; Anthony Rogers (Preston Innovations) 7-10-0; Ricky Teale (Woodland View Fishery) 4-12-0; Simon Nickles (Saints) 4-7-0.
Preston Innovations Clubman League, PI Woodland View Fishery, Hadley, Worcestershire, Round Four, Sun. all pools, 56. Ricky Teale (Fitters Elite) 17-7-0, mixed catch, poled maggot, High Pool 8; Ian Whitehouse (Big Ears and Noddies) 17-1-0; J. Evans (Maver Solihull Angling Centre Blue) 11-12-0; S. Lawrence (National Express, Walsall) 10-0-0; Ian Keywood (Maver Solihull Angling Centre Blue) 8-10-0. Teams: Maver Solihull Angling Centre Blue 1; Maver Solihull Angling Centre Red 2; Maver Solihull Angling Centre Black 3. League to date: Maver Solihull Angling Centre Blue 1; Big Ears and Noddies 2; Maver Solihull Angling Centre Red 3.
Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sophie’s Pond. Wed. 10. Steve Shaw (Cardiff) 55-8-0, small carp on pole and pellets close in, peg 9; James Barnett (Ebbw Vale) 53-6-0; Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 47-1-0. Sun. 16. Trevor Tarling (Cefn Fforest) 38-12-0, carp to  6lb on pole and pellets, peg 18; Ryan Jones (Bargoed) 28-10-0; Dai Clarke (Cefn Fforest) 19-12-0; Neil Morgan (Caerphilly) 18-12-0.

Rhymney, River Wye at Boughrood. Sun. 15. Doug Loder (Rhymney) 3-4-0, four chub on waggler and maggots. Nothing else caught.
Sensas Open, Shropshire Union Canal, Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire, Sun. 10. John Gill (Wolverhampton) 8-5-0, roach, poled caster, peg 6; John Seagrave (Great Wyrley) 6-12-0; Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 6-4-0.

Shatterford Winter League, Shatterford Lakes, near Kidderminster, Worcestershire, Sun. Eric’s Lake, 12. Andy Varden (Pro-Line) 41-6-0, bream and skimmers, poled maggot and pellet; Martin Knight (West Bromwich) 38-9-0; Chris Walters (Tipton) 29-9-0; Andy Chandler (West Bromwich) 28-8-0.

Spencer Works, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sophie’s and Molly’s. Sat. 28. Alan Davies (Trealaw) 33-6-0, small carp on short pole and pellets, peg 11 on Sophie’s Pond; Phil Weaver (Newport) 27-6-0; Nicky Bevan (Newport) 26-0-0; Clive Roberts (Cardiff) 21-11-0.
Walsall Arboretum, Walsall, West Midlands, Hatherton Lake, Sun. 12. Gary Beasley (Walsall) 2-7-0, roach, poled worm, peg 6; Kevin Edwards (Jessar AC) 2-3-0; Mark Greening (Streetley) 2-0-0; Ron Jackson (Leamore) 1-4-0; Norman Carpenter (Saints) 1-0-0; Ron Nicholls (Walsall) 0-8-0.
White Springs, Pontarddulais. Match Lake. Sun. 20. Nigel Morris (Neath) 54-0-0, carp and bream on pole and pellets after breaking the ice, peg 11; Bob Giles (Cefn Fforest) and Paul Filmore (Cwmbran) both 53-8-0; Rob Jones (Neath) 41-0-0.