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West Midlands Angler’s Mail matches for June 9/10 2012.










Barby Banks, Rugby, Warks, Wed pm. 12, 3 hour match. Jon Arthur (Pole Fishing) 150-8-0, 36 carp to 12 lb, poled pellet and meat at 13m and poled worm and maggot over groundbait down the edges, peg 7. Joe Carrass (Match Fishing) 136-0-0; Tom Scholey (Pole Fishing) 76-2-0; Rob Perkins (Matrix Trentmen) 47-8-0; Steve Martin (Total Course Fishing) 34-6-0.


Buckley Over-50s, Trap Pool. Thurs. 12. Mike Ellis (Buckley) 23-0-0, roach, bream and ide, peg 13; Frank Roberts (Buckley) 15-12-0; Mike Phillips (Buckley) 13-0-0.


Chairman’s Trophy, Trap Pool, Buckley. Sun. 22. Pete Evans (Buckley) 20-11-0, roach and bream on pole and maggots, peg 13; Mike Griffin (Buckley) 15-10-0; Mike Ellis (Buckley) 10-10-0.


Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks, Kobra Feeders Affordables, Lake 2, Wed. 23. Neil Russell (Swann Baits/Kobra Feeders) 47-10-0, carp and skimmers, mether feeder and pellet feeder, peg B11. Stuart Emery (Lloyds Angling Club Burton on Trent) 45-0-0; Ian Hughes (Browning) 38-12-0; Ben Lockwood (Sensas 04) 33-8-0. Thurs. 23, Avon and Inner Avon Pools. Sam Brown (Makins) 110-4-0, carp, poled paste in the margins and pinging pellet with pole method, peg 2, Inner Avan Pool. Les Young (Makins) 56-4-0; Paul Reynolds (Alvechurch Fishery) and Simon Skelton (Middy) both 55-6-0.


Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Heron Pool, Thurs. 22. Andy Danks (Redstone) 83-10-0, carp, poled corn, peg 12. Jeff Darlow (Redstone) 74-6-0; Tom Walton (Elmbridge) 68-4-0. Sat. 22, Pheasant Pool. Paul Day (Elmbridge) 68-8-0, carp, poled worm and corn, peg 7. Simon Richardson (Ironbridge Bait and Tackle) 66-0-0; Andy Danks (Redstone) 53-10-0.


Four Crosses Fishery, Cannock, Staffordshire, Sun. 20. Gary Johnson (Sensas) 19-11-0, nine carp, method feeder and sweetcorn; Gary Busby (Four Crosses Fishery) 12-1-0; Dave Cook (Four Crosses Fishery) 11-12-0; Ollie Cadman (Ian’s Tackle) 11-9-0; S. Ellis (Four Crosses Fishery) 10-11-0; Dave Parr (Four Ashes Fishery) 9-12-0.


Furnace Mill Fishery, Wyre, Bewdley, Worcestershire, Sun. Mucky Meadow Pool, 12. Chris Newton (Smithies) 108-14-0, carp to 10 lb, poled maggot, peg 32; Paul Cook (Maver/Mark’s Tackle) 96-12-0; Colin Matthews (Furnace Mill) 76-2-0.


Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks, Canal Pool, Wed. 17. John Warmington (Tunnel Barn Farm) 111-4-0, F1s, barbel, bream and roach, poled pellet at 8 and 12m, peg 9. Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 110-3-0; Ian Ross (MCM) 96-10-0; Mark Moseley (MCM) 72-0-0. Thurs. 18, House Pool 1. Dave Callaghan (Measham Redfins) 112-10-0, F1s, bream, roach and perch, poled red maggot fished high, peg 12. Rob Round (Coventry) 90-1-0; Dave Chapman (White Hart Coventry) 89-5-0; Graham Young (Youngs Tunnel Barn Farm) 86-4-0. Thurs. 48 Veterans, Canal, Club and Jennys Pools. Tony Maquire (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 111-12-0, F1s, barbel, bream and roach, poled corn over pellet and hemp at 8m, peg 7, Canal Pool. John Berry (White Hart Coventry) 95-4-0; Bill Weale (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 92-10-0; John Boff (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 71-14-0; Stan Stokes (Starlet Veterans) 70-1-0; Kevin Keasey (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 67-11-0. Fri. 18, Club Pool. Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 99-7-0, carp, F1s and barbel, poled pellet and paste down the edge, peg 12. Tom Neale (Rutlanders) 99-6-0; Andy Camden (Wickham) 78-8-0; Bubba Gray (Rutlanders) 62-1-0. Sat. 38, Club and Canal Pools. Paul Newell (Kingsmill Redditch) 138-11-0, carp and F1s, poled bread over slop at 7m, peg 7, Club Pool. Rob Avery (Kingfisher Redditch) 125-5-0; Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 119-10-0; Jason Brown (Maver Midlands) 108-0-0; Shaun Little (MAP Maruku) 99-4-0; Lee Hodgkinson (Tunnel Barn Farm) 96-9-0. Sun. 40, Canal and Jennys Pool. Jason Neath (Smithys Angling Centre) 212-5-0, new record for Jennys Pool, carp and F1s, chopped worm and caster at 6m and down the edge, peg 21, Jennys Pool. Paul Newell (Kingsmill Redditch) 168-3-0; David James (Mosella) 136-4-0; Pete Rice (Bag ’em’Baits) 132-3-0; Rob Avery (Kingfisher Redditch) 130-4-0; Stu Palser (Middy/Banbury Gunsmiths) 116-5-0.

On Tuesday July 3, there will be a memorial pairs match for Jenny and absent friends, the pairs will be drawn from the hat. Please contact the fishery for more details.


Goodyear AC, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Slade Heath, Staffordshire, Thurs. 9. Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) one small carp and small fish, poled squatt and pinkie, peg 10; Wilf Kneller (Midleisure AC) 2-15-0; Bob Edgerton (Goodyear AC) 2-9-0. Sun. Quarry Pool, Aston Eyre, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, 14. JJ Gallacher (Goodyear AC) 95-0-0, carp to 7 lb, pellet waggler and straight legered pellet, peg 7; Steve Gallacher (Goodyear AC) 72-0-0; James Shilton (Goodyear AC) 64-0-0.


Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks, Thurs. 15. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 64-6-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 40. Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 62-6-0; John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 50-11-0. Sat. 20. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 58-14-0, carp, poled meat, peg 42. Rolly Sturdy (Starlet Veterans/Tetley) 47-12-0; Greg Evans (Army) 36-0-0. Sun. 22. Dave Markham (Hawkesbury) 77-4-0, carp, poled meat, peg 20. Paul Gardner (Hawkesbury) 56-6-0; Grant Merritt (Hawkesbury) 55-9-0; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 51-2-0.


Izaak Walton Fishery, Chebsey, Stafford, Mon. Top and Middle Pools, 22. Dave Barnard (Gnosall) 49-15-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, Top 23; Simon Bowden (Izaak Walton Fishery) 47-13-0; Luke George (Merseyside) 43-3-0; Paul Smith (Northwood Inn) 43-1-0. Tues. Top and Middle Pools, 12. Alastair Blakeman (Black Country Fisheries) 101-1-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, Top Pool 23; Chris Robson (Bilston Angling Centre) 87-15-0; Alan Millward (Trentside Tackle) 86-13-0; Dave Barnard (Gnosall) 65-11-0. Wed. Canal Pool, 12. Les Willey (Izaak Walton Fishery) 88-2-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, Canal 2; John Wild (Stafford) 68-9-0; John Causer (Stafford) 57-7-0; Dave Barnard (Gnosall) 53-4-0. Sat. Canal and Top Pools, 27. John Causer (Stafford) 67-7-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, Canal 24; Dave Craggs (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 57-13-0; Dave Purvis (Stafford) 57-13-0; Phil Foster (Izaak Walton Fishery) 50-0-0.


Jubilee Open, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Tues. 24. Andrew Mumford (Tredegar) 235-8-0, carp to 6lb on pole and corn close in, peg 16 on Sophie’s Pond; Simon Jones (Rhymney) 188-0-0; Lyn Jones (Cefn Hengoed) 157-0-0; Phil Weaver (Newport) 149-0-0.


King’s Pools, Shershill, Staffordshire, Mon. Big Match Lake, 21. Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 89-0-0, carp to 4 lb and F1s, poled pellet, peg 45; George Reynolds (King’s Pools) 60-15-0; Icky Kull (King’s Pools) 55-8-8. Tues. Big Match Pool, 25. Bob Tandy (King’s Pools) 113-8-0, carp to 8 lb, poled meat, peg 37; Mattie Stockton (Maver Tipton/Bait Tech) 101-1-0; Jordan Hall (Maver Gold/Bagem Baits) 100-1-0. Wed. Big Match Lake, 26. Jordan Hall (Maver Gold/Bagem Baits) 98-4-0, carp to 6 lb, poled pellet, peg 8; Richard Noakes (Alan’s Tackle) 52-2-0; Danny Maxfield (Willenhall AC) 51-0-0. Sat. Big Match Lake, 22. Paul Gregory (Swan Elite) 74-6-0, carp to 4 lb and F1s, poled pellet, peg 21; Jordan Hall (Maver Gold/Bagem Baits) 64-10-0; John Cockeyne (Maver Midlands) 64-0-0.Sun. Carp and New Match Lakes, 22. Jordan Hall (King’s Pools) 116-6-0, carp to 9 lb and F1s, poled pellet, Carp Lake 18; Danny Hughes (Wood End) 80-0-0; Dave Doughty (Wood End) 73-3-0.


Lydney and Yorkley, Cannop Ponds. Sun. 35. Mark Annis (Lydney) 7-15-0, roach and skimmers on pole and maggots, peg 19 on the cycle track; Keith Griffiths (Yorkley) 3-4-0; Steve Harding (Yorkley) 2-6-0; Matt Grindle (Lydney Juniors) 2-4-0.


Mathern Mill Fishery, Chepstow. Sat.14. Luke Richards (Sensas Nomads) 179-2-0, carp to 12lb on maggots with method feeder to the island or pole in the margins, peg on Waterfall Lake; Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 139-7-0; Matt Morgan (Blackwood) 108-10-0.


Maver Solihull Angling Centre, Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Molands Mere, Wed. 10. Mick Varley (Rods and Reels) 48-2-0, carp and skimmers, tip and peelet and poled pellet, peg 4. Steve Edwards (Packington) 40-10-0; John Burchell (Packington) 33-7-0.


Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs, Bank and Moors Pools, Wed. 17 over 50’s. Ian Wood (Club 2000) 98-9-0, carp, poled paste down the edge, peg 24, Bank Pool. Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 78-14-0; Dave Highfield (Club 2000) 75-5-0. Thurs. 16, Meadow Pool. Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 112-4-0, carp, poled pellet at 4m, peg 35. Bill Hill (Dudley Bait and Tackle) 97-12-0; Clive Wright (Mosella) 92-14-0. Fri pm. 17, Meadow Pool. Roman Skura (Moorlands) 203-12-0, carp, poled mussel down the edge, peg 13. Anthony Shuck (Kidderminster Angling Centre) 92-8-0; Dave Williams (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 86-0-0. Sat. 27, Meadow and Moors Pools. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 200-1-0, carp, poled pellet down the edge, peg 10, Meadow Pool. Ian Wood (Club 2000) 148-5-0; Chris Hill (Mosella) 139-0-0; Iwan Mills (Robins Timber) 134-9-0; Lee Kirby (Maver) 128-0-0; Mick Henshall (Fosters) 122-1-0; Mark Tooze (Specialist Bait Supplies) 100-0-0. Sun. 54, Meadow, Moors, Bank and Island Pools. Pete Bailey (Ultima) 149-8-0, carp, poled pellet and corn down the edge, peg 8, Bank Pool. Wayne Mellings (Maver Midlands) 147-0-0; Colin Pace (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 89-15-0; Andy Morrison (Browning) 83-0-0; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 82-14-0; Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 82-10-0.


Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Boundry Pool, Wed. 16. Steve Partington (Mosella) 79-12-0, carp, F1s and skimmers, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 7. Chris Goergen (Sensas France) 61-12-0; Alan Worthington (Daves Tackle) 40-0-0. Thurs. 16, Boundry Pool. Graham Scott (Mosella Selby) 61-0-0, carp, F1s and skimmers, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 36. Nigel Plumbe (Cannock) 51-8-0; Connor Plumbe (Cannock) 35-4-0. Sat. 20, Island Pool. Mark Hemming (Lodge Park) 122-0-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 31. Ronnie Biggs (OHMS) 121-8-0; Glyn Slack (Manor Farm Leisure) 98-0-0; Kevin Giles (Manor Farm Leisure) 70-0-0.


Newport, School Pool, Evening Series, Wed. 15. Rob Sims (Garry Evans Tackle) 61-0-0, carp on method feeder and pellets to the lily pads, peg 33; Rob Skellett (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 53-0-0; Andy Price (Garry Evans Tackle) 39-0-0; Karl Guerra (Spencer Works Juniors) 38-8-0. Woodstock Pond. Sun. 24. Rob Wiltshire (Trethomas) 56-8-0, F1s on feeder and pellets, peg 9; Shaun Wilson (Trethomas) 53-8-0; Rob Skellett (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 51-14-0; Matt Morgan (Blackwood) 50-8-0.


Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Gearys Level, Sat. 28. John Johnson (Youngs Tunnel Barn Farm) 34-7-0, carp, straight lead and pellet, peg 10. Dave Howell (Packington) 26-14-0; Steve Edwards (Packington) 26-12-0. Sun. 30, Molands Mere. Jim Wyatt ( 62-0-0, F1s, tip and pellet, peg 58. Steve White (Kobra Feeders) 55-11-0; Les Farmer (GOT Chiltern Baits) 55-4-0; Phil Hull (Lanes Baits) 47-14-0.


Poole Hall Fishery, Alveley, Salop, Heron Pool, Wed. 10. Gary Westwood (Royal Oak) 48-0-0, carp and bream, poled meat and corn, peg 24. Roy Arnold (Poole Hall) 47-0-0; Brian Fletcher (Poole Hall) 29-9-0. Sun. 13, Heron Pool. Tom Murphy (Poole Hall) 103-0-0, carp and bream, poled meat and corn, peg 46. Alan Goode (Stevens Tackle) 99-12-0; Keith Millard (Poole Hall) 93-0-0.


Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire, Tues. Deans Pool,18. S. Ryan (Woodlands) 100-4-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet and sweetcorn, peg 39; Ed Warren (Preston Innovations) 76-0-0; O. Corbett (Wythall British Legion) and D. Fenton (Woodlands) both 74-6-0. Fri. Deans Pool, 15. Adrian Mason (Woodland View Masters) 95-7-0, carp to 10 lb, poled sweetcorn and pellet, peg 63; J. Harris (Woodlands) 82-5-0; D. Norman (Korum) 71-4-0. Sat. High Pool,20. S. Owen (Woodlands) 101-8-0, carp to 10 lb, poled pellet and sweetcorn, peg 16; Martin Harrell (Maver Midlands) 100-4-0; Stuart Ballard (Maver Midlands) 87-14-0; Ben Stanford (Woodlands) 73-8-0. Sun. Sonu Baits Qualifier, Round One, Deans Pools, 25. Carl Hopps (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 255-13-0, carp to 10 lb, poled pellet and meat, peg 21; Danny Baker (Tredegar Angling) 168-6-0; Mark Jones (Tredegar Angling) 137-6-0; Wayne Panting (Midland Bears) 131-8-0; Timmy Guise (Starlets Veterans) 131-2-0.


Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Salop, Sycamore and Larch Pools, Sat. 22. Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 129-1-0, carp to 8lb and barbel to 2 lb, poled pellet and corn at 6m and close in, peg 35, Sycamore Pool. Peter Plant (Maver) 118-7-0; Alan Naylor (Oakengates Angling Centre) 118-6-0; Mitch Davidson (Oakengates Angling Centre) 114-7-0; Jason Atwell (Kingswinford) 78-0-0; Brian Clark (Colmic) 67-5-0. Sun. 36, Beech and Sycamore Pools. Richard Duke (Bridgnorth Angling Society) 162-9-0, carp to 9 lb, poled pellet down the side, peg 5, Beech Pool. Nick Roberts (Telford) 118-5-0; Dave Emlyn (Oakengates Angling Centre) 117-2-0; Ed Turner (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 114-1-0; Dave Hailey (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 89-13-0; Mark Taylor (Maver) 89-1-0. BH Mon and BH Tue. 23, two day Preston Innovations Festival, Chestnut and Sycamore Pools. BH Mon. Mitch Davidson (Maver Gold) 135-4-0, carp to 4lb and barbel to 2 lb, poled pellet to the island, peg 23, Chestnut Pool. Steve Owen (Mid-Leisure) 120-11-0; Jason Elwell (Phils Tackle) 104-15-0; Kevin Melville (Maver Total Angling) 92-8-0; Les Thompson (Matrix Bait Tech) 87-6-0; Kelvin Emlyn (Oakengates Angling Centre) 86-3-0. BH Tue. Les Thompson (Matrix Bait Tech) 135-10-0, carp to 6 lb, poled pellet to the island, peg 27, Chestnut Pool. Steve Owen (Mid Leisure) 120-12-0; Scott Doodson (Preston Innovations) 101-14-0; Jason Elwell (Phils Tackle) 88-5-0; Sean Barber (Maver Midlands) 85-13-0; Mitch Davidson (Maver Gold) 80-8-0. Final Places: Steve Owen (Mid-Leisure) 3pts, on weight, 241-7-0, £267.00. and a Preston Innovations waggler rod. Les Thompson (Matrix Bait Tech) 3pts, 223-0-0; Jason Elwell (Phils Tackle) 3pts, 193-4-0. Wed. 15, Beech and Willow Pools. Carl Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 133-6-0, carp to 8 lb, poled bread punch over pellet, peg 32, Beech Pool. Dave Craggs (Maver) 130-4-0; Colin Wozak (Telford) 100-0-0; Clive Wynn (Tri-Cast Weston) 99-9-0. Thurs. 15, Ash and Oak Pools. John Wild (Stafford) 82-7-0, carp to 6 lb, poled pellet at 5m and down the side, peg 31, Oak Pool. Tim Morris (Mid Severn Angling) 79-0-0; Danny Boden (Oakengates Angling Centre) 78-4-0; Gareth Emlyn (Oakengates Angling Centre) 74-13-0.


Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Pole-only. Wed. 12. Alan Davies (Trealaw) 171-14-0. all carp on corn in the margins; Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 171-12-0; Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 152-10-0.


Reedswood AC, Reedwood Pool, Walsall, West Midlands, Tues. 17. Phil Watts (Foster’s) 110-0-0, carp to 10 lb, poled worm down the margin of peg 24 (new 3 –hour venue record); Gary Page (Jessar AC) 30-2-0; Mark Picher (Foster’s) 24-4-0.


Rhymney, Fochriw Pond. Sun.16. Keith Price (Tredegar) 7-10-0, roach, perch and gudgeon on groundbait feeder and maggots, peg 2 on the shallows; Brian Rees (Rhymney) 5-7-0; Jess Pugh (Rhymney) 3-12-0.


Sensas Nomads, Hendre Lake. Tues. evening. 15. Luke Richards (Sensas Nomads) 23-8-0, bream on feeder with maggots and corn, peg by sluice; Chris Murphy (Bargoed) 16-6-0; Shaun Wilson (Trethomas) 14-9-0; Dean Jay (Dinas Powys) 13-8-0. Wed. 15. Luke Richards (Sensas Nomads) 67-8-0, carp on meat pole fished at 7m, peg 2 on Match Lake; Daniel Driscoll (Awa Shima) 64-2-0; Clive Roberts (Sensas Nomads) 57-10-0; Phil Weaver (Newport) 56-10-0.


Sirhowy, Mathern Mill Fishery, Chepstow. Sun.19. Simon Jones (Rhymney) 187-7-0, carp to double figures on pellets and method feeder to the island, peg 3 on Waterfall Lake; Rob Jones (Neath) 177-0-0; Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 123-3-0; Andrew Crocker (Neath) 100-0-0.


Stirrup Cup, Birmingham Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sun. 11. Sam Lewis (Three Ems) 4-6-8, skimmers, roach and perch, poled punched bread and squatt, peg 51; Steve Broome (Dudley Bait and Tackle) 2-5-0; Joseph Taylor (Stirrup Cup) 2-3-4; Tony Robertson (Stirrup Cup) 2-1-12; Alan Price (Stirrup Cup) 2-0-0; Graham Massey (Dams and Lock) 1-4-12.