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West Midlands Angler’s Mail matches for March 31/April 1 2012.

Aberglais, Mathern Mill. Sun. 18. Terry Jones Jnr (Merthyr) 122-8-0, carp to 8 lb on Method feeder and pellets, peg 4 on Waterfall Lake; Nick Lane (Merthyr) 114-6-0; Terry Jones Sen (Merthyr) 89-9-0.

Bag Em Baits, Dog Lane Fishery, Napton, Warks, Match Pool, 6th and final round individual league, 30. Rich Wills (Daventry Angling Club) 11-11-8, skimmers and roach, poled maggot, caster and chopped worm, peg 27. Colin Youds (Rugby Tackle) 10-13-0; Tom Clish (Rugby Tackle) 10-11-0. Final Placings: Kevin Folwell (Drennan Got Baits) 37-0-0; Rich Wills (Daventry Angling Club) 34-0-0; Gil Corns (Daventry Angling Club) 29-0-0. After dropping their two lowest weights.

Bilston Angling Centre, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Wombourne, Staffordshire, Wed. 15. Steve Lovell (Bilston Angling Centre) 28-14-0, chub to 2 lb 8 oz, poled caster and chopped worm, peg 7; Kevin Perry (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 9-3-8; Dennis Sumner (Bilston Angling Centre) 7-12-0. Sun. Staffs-Worcs Canal, Tettenhall, Staffordshire, 10. Dennis Kneller (Anglers Peg) 7-2-0, roach, poled punched bread, peg 4; Tony Eagles (Four Ashes AC) 6-6-0; Steve Lovell (Bilston Angling Centre) 6-0-0.

Cefn Fforest, Redhill Fishery Monmouth. Sat.30. Gafyn Jones (Cefn Fforest) 172-4-0 all carp on pellet pole fished up in water at 16m, peg 2 on Sophie’s Pond; Dwayne Elliot (Pontllanfraith) 123-12-0; Adam Jones (Cefn Hengoed) 96-12-0; Paul Thomas (Caerleon) 94-6-0; Dai Clarke (Cefn Fforest) 90-10-0; Ryan Thomas (Bargoed) 82-12-0.

Cornerstone AC, Grand Union Canal, Small Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sat. 16. Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 7-1-7, skimmers and roach, poled punched bread and squatt, peg 35; Neil Turner (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 6-11-9; Kevin Perry (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 5-9-6; Paul Turner (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 5-3-14; Mal Howard (Cornerstone AC) 5-2-13; Tom Grainey (Browning) 4-2-13.

Dynamite Makins Fishery, Kobra Affordables, Wolvey, Warwickshire, Thurs. Phase Three, Derwent Pool, 25. Baz Smithson (Gedling Tackle) 72-12-0, carp, poled meat, peg 27; Wendell Ward (Best Baits) 72-10-0; Gaz Wood (Sconezone Floats) 44-14-0; Simon Skelton (Middy) 39-10-0; Frank Didio (Burton Upon Trent) 36-0-0.

Wed. Phase One, Lake Two, 31. Andy Findlay (Preston Innovations/Sonu Baits) 246-8-0, carp, poled pellet, peg A18; Mark Perkins (Matrix/Dynamite Trentmen) 136-6-0; Anthony King (Middy Dynamite) 116-2-0; John Adamson (Kobra/Long Eaton Victoria Angling Society) 101-8-0; Geoff Ringer (Ringer Baits) 85-10-0.

Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Heron Pool, Thurs. 20. Martin Williams (Gornal Five Ways Angling Club) 102-6-0, carp, poled pellet and corn, peg 1. Mark Stevens (King William) 72-4-0; Alan Fleet (Taveners) 62-4-0. Sat. 21, Heron Pool. Pete Ricketts (New Willenhall) 100-1-0, carp, poled paste, peg 1. Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 97-8-0; Terry Butler (Pro-Carp) 82-6-0. Sun. 20, Heron Pool. Martin Amphlett (Carrum Course Anglers) 84-6-0, carp, poled corn, peg 1. Neil Gater (Bateman Vine Angling Club) 70-6-0; Alan Burton (BSS) 59-4-0.

Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks, House Pool 2, Mon. 19. Dave Chapman (White Hart Coventry) 114-9-0, carp, F1s and bream, poled paste fished high at 9m, peg 36. Dennis Lutwytche (Hawkesbury) 108-14-0; Rob Swain (White Hart Birmingham) 111-7-0; Roy Winferdale (Stirrup Cup) 96-4-0. Tues. 36 over 50’s, Jennys Pool. Dave Chapman (White Hart Coventry) 62-12-0, F1s, poled paste fished high at 10m, peg 2, Jennys Pool. Barry Duggan (Warwick Portobello) 55-10-0; Paul Lewis (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 54-10-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 50-1-0. Wed. 17, New Pool. Paul Newell (Kings Mill Redditch) 178-11-0, F1s, bream and roach, poled bread over slop, peg 33. Pete Rice (Bag Em Baits) 134-4-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 106-5-0; Louis Boden (Tunnel Barn Farm) 74-8-0. Thurs. 69 Veterans, House Pools 1 and 2, and the New Pool. John Stockton (Meadowlands Veterans) 94-2-0, carp, F1s, bream and tench, poled pellet over slop at 7m and down the inside, peg 10, New Pool. George Warden (Starlet Veterans) 71-4-0; Alan Robinson (Starlet Veterans) 62-14-0; Chris Hadley (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 62-9-0; Paul Lewis (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 61-10-0; Tony McQuire (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 55-6-0. Fri. 21, Jennys Pool. David James (Mosella) 69-11-0, F1s, poled meat down the edge, peg 27. Ronnie Biggs (OHMS) 57-9-0; John Harrison (Newdegate) 55-6-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 46-14-0. Sat. 21, Top Pool. Paul Newell (Kings Mill Redditch) 125-10-0, bream, roach, skimmers and F1s, poled bread over slop down the edge, peg 31. Pete Rice (Bag Em Baits) 95-7-0; Paul Bick (Shakespeare) 80-4-0; Tony Shepherd (Banbury Gunsmiths) 74-1-0; David James (Mosella) 70-13-0; Les Whetton (Tunnel Barn Farm) 69-10-0. Sun. 34, New and House Pool 2. Pete Rice (Bag Em Baits) 159-5-0, F1s, poled corn down the edge, peg 13, House Pool 2. Stu Palser (Banbury Gunsmiths/Middy) 122-12-0; Paul Newell (Kings Mill Redditch) 107-5-0; David James (Mosella) 104-8-0; Pete Caton (Dynamite Baits/Banbury Gunsmiths) 94-12-0; Gerry Woodcock (Gerrys of Nottingham) 90-15-0.

Glamorgan, Treoes Lake, Bridgend. Sun. 20. Nicky Parsons (Cardiff) 36-7-0, all bream on long pole and pellet, peg 1; Dean Jay (Dinas Powys) 34-8-0; Gareth Thomas (Caerphilly) 31-4-0.

Goodyear AC, Shropshire Union Canal, Rye Hill, Church Eaton, Staffordshire, Sun. 12. Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 8-14-0, one chub to caster, roach to squat; Bob Edgerton (Goodyear AC) 5-3-8; Colin Upton (Goodyear AC) 4-1-6; Jamie Edgerton (Goodyear AC) 3-14-0.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks, Sat. 15. Dave Markham (Hawkesbury) 43-9-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 37. George Cairnes (Hawkesbury/Kodak) 39-8-0; Rolly Sturdy (Starlet Veterans/Tetley) 38-6-0. Sun. 21. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 51-9-0, carp, poled meat and bread, peg 36. Dave Markham (Hawkesbury) 49-7-0; George Cairnes (Hawkesbury/Kodak) 47-1-0.

Iffers Memorial, Hartleton Lake near Ross On Wye. Sun. 40. Keith Hull (Iffers) 12-9-0, 3 bream on Method feeder and maggot, peg 58 in the field; Andre Edwards (Mitcheldean) 9-10-0; Chris Smith (Daiwa Gordon League) 8-2-0; Darren Saunders (Iffers) 7-5-0.

Izaak Walton Fishery, Chebsey, Stafford, Wed. Top Pool, 10. John Wild (Stafford) 81-14-0, carp, poled pellet and sweetcorn, peg 15; Paul Carnwell (Garbolino Bait Tech) 65-7-0; Steve Degg (Colmic) 58-9-0; Ian Sinker (Scratchers) 52-3-0. Sat. Top, Middle and Canal Pools, 28. Steve Degg (Colmic) 81-14-0, carp, poled pellet and sweetcorn; Carl Moon (Frenzee) 73-7-0; Clive Poole (Izaak Walton Fishery) 65-5-0; Craig Degg (Izaak Walton Fishery) 63-4-0. Sun. Bottom Pool, 12. Andy Cleary (Northwood Inn) 60-0-0, carp, poled sweetcorn and pellet, peg 25; Anthony Smith (Northwood Inn) 36-6-0; Paul Smith (Northwood Inn) 34-10-0; Clint Williams (Northwood Inn) 28-9-0.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, Staffordshire, Wed. All Pools, 26. George Reynolds (King’s Pools) 98-14-0, F1s to 3 lb, poled maggot, Big Match 55; Jordan Hall (Maver Gold/Bagem Baits) 66-0-0; Gary Wiley (King’s Pools) 59-9-0. Sat. Big Match Pool, 24. Jordan Hall (Maver Gold/Bagem Baits) 51-9-0, F1s to 3 lb, poled pellet, peg 1; Gary Wiley (King’s Pools) 50-1-0; George Reynolds (King’s Pools) 48-2-0. Sun. Big Match Pool, 23. James Watton (King’s Pools) 75-12-0, F1s to 3 lb, poled pellet, peg 18; John Burke (Noddies AC) 74-13-0; Mattie Stockton (Maver Tipton/Bait Tech) 71-1-0.

Margam Park, Furzemill Fishery. Port Talbot. Sat. 14. Wayne Beasley (Kenfig Hill) 25-6-0, two carp on legered artificial corn, peg 3; Nathan Russell (Kenfig Hill) 18-13-0; Cory Evans (Port Talbot) 14-6-0; Andrew Evans (Porthcawl) 4-14-0.

Maver Solihull Angling Centre, Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Molands Mere, Wed. 24. Craig O’Brien (Fast Feeders) 53-15-0, F1s, pellet feeder, peg 55. Alex Bones (Shimano Guru) and Jon Arthur (Pole Fishing) both 49-6-0; Derek Hartshorne (Swann Baits) 37-4-0.

Merthyr Tydfil, Cyfartha park Lake Sun. 20. Steve Crowley (Merthyr) 28-8-0, carp to 8lb on feeder and pellets, peg 38; Steve Hall (Merthyr) 7-2-0; Mark Thomas (Merthyr) 4-0-0.

Monk Hall Fishery, Monkhopton, Salop, Swallow Pool, Sun. 12. Dave Hanney (Monk Hall) 32-6-0, carp, F1s and roach, poled pellet, peg 21. Bill Stone (Monk Hall) 28-8-0; Richard Dukes (Rod and Gun) 28-1-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs, Silver Pool, Tues. 24. George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 90-12-0, F1s, poled pellet at 2m, peg 43. Dave Bartlett (Solhampton) 80-4-0; Harry Ward (Starlet Veterans) 59-8-0. Wed. 25 over 50’s, Bank, Moors and Island Pools. Colin Pace (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 119-12-0, carp, poled pellet fished high at 13m, peg 23, Bank Pool. Bill ‘Basil’ Rathbone (St Francis All Comedians, Shelfield, Walsall) 97-0-0; Paul Little (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 86-12-0. Thurs. 20, Meadow Pool. Dave Highfield (Club 2000) 104-0-0, carp, poled corn down the edge, peg 37. Bill Rathbone (St Francis All Comedians,Shelfield, Walsall) 76-4-0; Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 66-12-0. Sat. 24, Meadow Pool. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 62-12-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet at 13m, peg 59. Dave Gough (Moorlands) 58-12-0; Paul Little (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 57-3-0. Sun. 42, Bank, Moors, Island and Meadow Pools. Clive Wright (Mosella) 114-6-0, carp, poled pellet fished high at 14m, peg 24, Bank Pool. Nigel Marchington (Golden Maggots) 106-8-0; Chris Hill (Mosella) 76-0-0; Mark Rickards (Moorlands) 74-10-0; Bob Marklew (Fosters) 73-10-0; Ian Chadwick (Maver Tipton) 71-3-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Island Pool, Wed. 16. Terry Winstone (Bone Hill Mill) 65-2-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet, peg 16. John Cattermole (Frenzee) 63-12-0; John Arkell (Minor Angling Club) 55-0-0. Thurs. 18, Boundry Pool. Martin Goodall (Manor Farm Leisure) 45-0-0, carp, F1s and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 42. Dennis Carter (South Redditch) 36-0-0; Barry Acker (Yardley Ex-Servicemans) 33-10-0. Sat. 20, Island Pool. Gary Waldron (Harris Match Group) 109-14-0, carp and F1s, Method feeder and poled pellet, peg 18. Aiden Mansfield (Maver Tipton) 104-4-0; Andy Grimes (Manor Farm Leisure) 79-0-0; Paul Alder (Mill House Angling) 49-12-0. Sun. 28, Island Pool. Chris Telling (Vespe) 89-12-0, carp and F1s, poled chopped worm and caster, peg 17. Mark Hemming (Lodge Park) 83-4-0; Chris Harrison (Baileys of Warwick) 61-4-0; Phil Launchbury (Manor Angling Club) 57-8-0.

Newport Spring Series, Woodstock Pond. Sun. 31. Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 33-10-0 F1’s and bream on feeder, corn and pellets, peg 27 by baillif’s cabin; Steve Witherick (Garry Evan’s Tackle) 33-4-0; Rob Skellett (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 30-12-0; Rob Preece (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 29-0-0; Alan Davies (Cardiff Nomads) 28-8-0; Martyn Truman (Newport) 21-8-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Molands Mere, Sat. 25. Joe Carrass (Pole Fishing) 69-7-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 48. Craig O’Brien (Fast Feeders) 51-12-0; Dave Duggan (Dams and Lock) 48-9-0. Sun. 28, Gearys Level. Andy Findlay (Preston Innovations/Sonubaits/Korum) 58-14-0, carp, Method and pellet, peg 33, bonus peg £174.00. Lee Richards (Packington) 31-7-0; Bob James (Packington) 27-14-0.

Poole Hall Fishery, Alveley, Salop, Heron Pool, Wed. 12. Tony Cook (Bronz/Royal Oak) 38-4-0, mixed silvers, poled meat and corn, peg 22. Roy Arnold (Poole Hall) 28-12-0; Gary Westwood (Poole Hall) 19-4-0. Sun. 10, Heron Pool. Ken Clarke (Cradley Heath Labour) 95-10-0, carp, poled maggot, caster, meat and corn, peg 46. Terry Bowen (Poole Hall) 27-6-0; Tim Guise (Fishermans Friend) 18-3-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Salop, Willow and Sycamore Pools, Mon. 12. Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 100-15-0, carp to 7lb and tench to 2lb, poled pellet to the far side and close in, peg 8, Willow Pool. Sean Barber (Maver) 88-7-0; Mick Jameson (Mid-Leisure) 87-14-0; Russ Allen (Oswestry) 84-14-0. Wed. 12, Beech and Ash Pools. Andy Williams (Vespe) 71-7-0, ghosties to 6lb, poled pellet at 8m and close in, peg 11, Beech Pool. Keith Perrin (Tipton) 58-6-0; Stuart Aston (Swan Jacks Tackle) 54-6-0; Bill Stone (Monk Hall) 47-9-0. Thurs. 27, Sycamore and Willow Pools. Sean Barber (Maver) 156-2-0, carp to 8lb and bream to 2lb, poled pellet at 12m and down the side, peg 30, Sycamore Pool. Carl Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools0 84-13-0; Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 82-11-0; Paul Evans (Willis Worms) 79-5-0. Sat. 40, Beech, Hawthorn and Larch Pools. Terry Slatter (Baggeridge) 97-14-0, carp to 8lb, poled pellet at 4m, peg 5, Larch Pool. Nigel Clarke (RAF) 71-11-0; Steve Hall (Oswestry) 67-6-0; Martin Davenport (Dorset Pools) 66-12-0; Andy Bayliss Kyte (Maver/Sonubaits) 65-6-0; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 63-7-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire, Tues. Deans Pool, 15. J. Powell (Woodlands) 77-11-0, carp, poled pellet and sweetcorn, peg 61; Mark Westwood (Bilston Angling Centre) 75-10-0; Lee Cole (Bilston Angling Centre) 60-10-0; J. May jr (Woodlands) 57-11-0. Sat. High and Arles Pools, 34. D. Emlyn (Telford) 90-0-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet and sweetcorn, High 28; G. Emlyn (Telford) 73-14-0; P. Cook (Woodlands) 56-10-0; Kelvyn Emlyn (Telford) 53-0-0; S. Roberts (Woodlands) 49-0-0. Sun. Clubman League, Final Round, Deans and Arles Pools, 40. D. Morgan (Solihull Angling Centre) 82-12-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet and sweetcorn, Deans 21; D. Fisher (Maver Gold) 79-8-0; Danny Ludgate (Mosella Wolves) 76-2-0; Pete Bailey (Maver Gold) 66-13-0; W. Timmins (Team Excel) 64-15-0. Teams: Solihull Angling Centre 1; Maver Gold 2; Mosella Wolves 3. Final League: Haines Angling 23; Solihull Angling Centre 31; Maver Gold 32. Individual Aggregate: S. Parkey (Haines Angling) 35.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Wed. 14. Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 102-12-0, all carp on corn fished in the margins, peg 18 on Penny’s Pond; Ian Sutton (Iffers) 68-10-0; Andrew Mumford (Tredegar) 57-8-0; David Evans (Cefn Fforest) 55-10-0. Sun. 18. Gavin Jones (Cefn Fforest) 143-4-0, carp to 5lb on pole and pellets, peg 4 on Sophie’s Pond; Rob Dyer (Pendragon) 132-12-0; Tony Worgan (Tredegar) 130-4-0; Keith Grande (Tredegar) 113-8-0.

Rough Hay Social, Shropshire Union Canal, Brewood, Staffordshire, Sun. 17. Alan Gough (Rough Hay Social) 4-1-12, gudgeon and roach, poled squat and pinkie, peg 12; Arthur Shaw (Rough Hay Social) 3-12-14; Cliff Archbold (Rough Hay Social) 2-8-8.

Sensas Open, Stowe Pool, Lichfield, Staffordshire, Sun. 10. Mark Greening (Streetley) 15-13-0, bream to 3 lb, feeder and double red maggot, peg 3; Steve Preece (M & S Joinery) 9-1-0; Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 8-0-0; John Seagrave (Great Wyrley) 6-4-0.

Sirhowy, White Springs Fishery, Pontarddulais. Sun. 22. Mike Williams (Cross Hands) 84-4-0, carp on meat pole fished at 5 metres, peg 13 in the Match Lake; Luke Sorokin (Neath) 81-6-0; Ian Eaxall (Pontllanfraith) 75-0-0; Joel Worgan (Tredegar) 72-0-0.

Spencer Works, Hartleton Lake near Ross On Wye. Sat. 22. Les Turberville (Newport) 21-12-0, skimmers on long pole and worms, peg in the field; Phil Weaver (Newport) 11-6-0; Mark Guerra (Newport) 10-9-0; Andy Baines (Llanmartin) 10-4-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sun. 18. Dave Holbrook (Brownhills) 4-3-8, one bream of 2 lb 8 oz plus roach, poled squat and pinkie, peg 24; Sam Lewis (Three Ems) 3-2-0; Steve Broome (Dudley Bait and Tackle) 3-0-4; Dave Freestone (Three Ems) 2-10-8; Graham Massey (Dams and Lock) 2-4-4; Glen Morris (Stirrup Cup) 2-1-12.

Walsall Arboretum, Hatherton Lake, Walsall, West Midlands, Sun. 10. Ronnie Nicholls (Walsall) 12-0-0, five bream, feeder fished worm, peg 27; Ronnie Jackson (Leamore) 8-10-0; Gary Beasley (Walsall) 6-9-0; Dave Gough (Walsall) 5-9-0; Kevin Edwards (Jessar AC) 4-0-0.

Wassell Grove Fishery, Hagley, Stourbridge, West Midlands, Sat. Spring League, Round Two, Match and Brook Pools, 24. Alan Gethen (Club 2000) 127-3-0, carp to 6 lb, poled meat, peg 16 Match Pool; Terry Homer (Wassell Grove) 96-11-0; D J Williams (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 87-9-0; Ian Ross (MCM) 71-12-0; Mark Bradley (Bartley Green) 69-1-0; Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 56-14-0.

Wolverhampton Over 60s, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Round House, Gailey, Staffordshire, Wed. 19. Dave Rayson (Bridgtown) 5-7-8, gudgeon and roach, poled maggot and punched bread, peg 4; John Benness (Goodyear AC) 4-12-9; Graham Woolley (Goodyear AC) 4-9-10.

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