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West Midlands Angler’s Mail matches for May 26/27 2012.









Beechdale AC, Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcestershire, Sun. Bank Pool, 15. John Bradley (Beechdale MG) 105-12-0, carp to 10 lb, poled sweetcorn, peg 15; Tony Bird (Beechdale MG) 66-3-0; Eileen Astbury (Beechdale MG) 56-8-0.


Bilston Angling Centre, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, Sun. 10. John Hall (Bilston Angling Centre) 18-14-0, all skimmers, poled caster and maggot, peg 9; Dave Richards (Four Ashes AC) 16-11-0; Wilf Kneller (Midleisure AC) 13-6-0.


Buckley, Tuesday Night Rover, Trap Pool, Buckley. Tue. 15. Mike Ellis (Buckley) 15-11-0, roach, skimmers and ide on float and maggots, peg 28; Matthew Powell (Buckley) 15-4-0; Michael Rough (Buckley) 14-7-0.


Cefn Fforest, Staunton Court. Sun.18. Lyn Jones (Cefn Hengoed) 167-8-0, carp to double-figures on meat pole fished up in the water, peg 12 half way along the grass bank; Howard Stocker (Oakdale) 161-12-0; Gafyn Jones (Cefn Fforest) 127-12-0; Ryan Jones (Cefn Fforest) and Norman Thomas (Cefn Fforest) 121-0-0.


Cradley Heath Labour AC, Cob House Fishery, Wichenford, Worcestershire, Sun. Oak and Laurel Pools, 25. Simon West (Cradley Heath Labour AC) 134-11-0, carp to 5 lb, poled pellet, maggot or caster, Laurel Pool; Kevin Clark (Cradley Heath Labour AC) 98-2-0; Steve Robson (Cradley Heath Labour AC) 86-10-0.


Curborough Fishery, Curborough, Lichfield, Staffordshire, Thurs. Canal Pool, 14. Jordan Hall (Maver Gold Bagem Baits) 45-2-0, carp to 3 lb, poled pellet, peg 38; Joseph Taylor (Stirrup Cup) 32-1-0; Tom Maden (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 30-3-0.


Docklow Pools, Leominster, Herefordshire, Farmer Jacks Pool, Thurs. 10. Tony Quinn (Hull) 45-8-0, carp and mixed silvers, poled corn and caster, peg 22. Dave Keen (Swindon) 41-6-0; Phil Mason (Hereford) 38-0-0. Sat. 10, Snake pool. Steve Greaves (Bury) 66-0-0, mixed, poled maggot, caster and corn, peg 7. Mark Holden (Docklow) 41-0-0; Lol Smith (Docklow) 36-0-0. Sat. 24, Farmer Jacks Pool. Simon Bradford (Leominster) 46-6-0, mixed, poled maggot, caster and corn, peg 12. Ms Pamela Mason (Hereford) 43-12-0; Steve Todd (Yorkshire) 36-4-0; Gary Dixon (Hereford) 34-3-0. Sun. 12, Snake Pool. Mark Davey (Hereford) 19-0-0, silvers, poled maggot, caster and corn, peg 38. Greg Herbert (Docklow) 18-0-0; Colin Davey (Hereford) 16-0-0. Sun. 8, Stock Pool. Phil Mason (Hereford) 174-8-0, carp, pellet waggler, peg 18. Steve Greaves (Bury) 159-10-0; Ian Ward (Ludlow) 98-2-0.


Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks, Kobra Feeders Affordables, Lake 2, Wed. 26. Ben Lockwood (Sensas 04) 137-12-0, carp, pellet waggler and straight lead and pellet and meat, A13. Pete Wood (Dynamite Makins) 123-2-0; Ian Hughes (Browning) 89-4-0; Lee Westwood (Litchfield) 81-12-0. Thurs. 26, Thames and Avon Pools. Craig Armes (West Lodge Match Group) 108-4-0, carp, poled meat, peg 9, Thames Pool. Andy Searle (Middy) 105-10-0; Charlie Shaw (DerbyFishermania) 98-6-0; Paul Reynolds (Alvechurch Fishery) 76-10-0.


Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Heron Pool, Thurs. 20. Steve Lowe (Edward Howells) 75-10-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 2. Rob Cooksey (King William) 65-4-0; Paul Day (Elmbridge) 59-6-0. Sat. 24, Heron Pool. Rob Cooksey (King William) 99-1-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 38. Neil Crowther (Brewood) 87-6-0; Mark Stevens (King William) 85-4-0. Sun. 22, Heron and Pheasant Pools. Steve Harris (Daiwa Gordon League) 87-0-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 2, Heron Pool. Mike Carey (Elmbridge) 75-6-0; Dean Sheldon (Fosters) 64-0-0.


Elton Carp Pools Open, Sat. 18. Glyn Sherwood (Sensas Nomads) 81-4-0, all carp on pellet waggler, peg by car park; Mike Shields (RFODAC) 51-4-0; Andy Prosser (Iffers) 50-12-0.


Fish‘O’Mania, Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks, Sat. 130. Rob Wootton (Shimano Dynamite) 135-14-0, F1s, carp, barbel, poled worm, across, peg 10, Island; Luke Bamford (Notts.) 129-11-0; Andy Morley (Sheffield) 114-5-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 113-11-0.


Furnace Mill Fishery, Wyre Forest, Kidderminster, Mucky Meadow Pool, Sun. 10. Andy Gwillam (WFR) 129-1-0, carp to 10 lb, poled pellet and corn down the right hand side, peg 46. Paul Cook (Maver/Marks Tackle) 102-8-0; Kevin Williams (Wolverhampton) 87-13-0.


Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks, Jennys Pool, Mon. 21. Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 87-6-0, F1s, poled corn over micro pellet at 6m and down the sides, peg 2. Craig Chamberlain (Tunnel Barn Farm) 67-14-0; Dave Callahan (Measham Redfins) 60-1-0; Dave Armstrong (Jets Match Group) 55-0-0. Tues. 27 over 50’s, House Pool 2. Barry Duggan (Warwick Portobello) 61-1-0, carp and F1s, poled corn at 10m to the island, peg 19. John Merchant (Tunnel Barn Farm/Starlet Veterans) 57-13-0; Roy Hughes (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 55-12-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 54-1-0. Wed. 20, New Pool. Shaun Little (MAP/Maruku) 154-4-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled chopped worm and caster to the island, peg 36. Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 111-6-0; Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 105-1-0; Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 69-11-0. Thurs. 62 Veterans, High, Jennys and House Pool 2. Ken Turner (Barford Veterans) 98-4-0, stockies and F1s, poled pellet at 4m, peg 22, House Pool 2. Mick Davis (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 86-11-0; Jim Wills (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 67-0-0; Dave Purvis (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 65-13-0; John Merchant (Tunnel Barn Farm/Starlet Veterans) 57-7-0; Reg Davis (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 46-8-0. Fri. 18, Jennys Pool. Pete Caton (Dynamite Baits/Banbury Gunsmiths) 113-7-0, carp and F1s, poled chopped worm and caster, peg 18. David James (Mosella) 99-15-0; Carl Daley (Maver) 86-7-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 69-3-0. Sat. 30, High Pool. Rob Kite (Marsden Green Tavern) 118-1-0, F1s, poled pellet at 4m, peg 7. Kevin Keasey (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 107-4-0; Ade Mansfield (Maver Tipton) 97-1-0; Tom Neale (Rutlanders) 78-8-0. Sun. 33, New Pool and House Pool 2. Adam Wakelin (Preston Innovations) 115-2-0, F1s, poled chopped worm and caster at 16m, peg 23. David James (Mosella) 108-7-0; Paul Newell (Kingsmill Redditch) 99-11-0; Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 95-6-0.


Goodyear AC, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Coven, Staffordshire, Thurs. 13. Wilf Kneller (Midleisure AC) 3-7-0, small roach, perch and gudgeon, poled squatt and pinkie, peg 13; Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 3-4-0; Jamie Edgerton (Goodyear AC) 3-0-0. Sun. Vineyard Pool, near Wombourne, Staffordshire, 20. JJ Gallacher (Goodyear AC) 101-2-0, carp to 1 lb, poled pellet, peg 28; Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 56-6-0; Steve Gallacher (Goodyear AC) 45-3-0.


Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks, Thurs. 15. John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 85-14-0, carp, poled meat, peg 28. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 66-0-0; Craig Merritt (Hawkesbury) 61-2-0. Sat. 19. Greg Wellsbey (Army) 59-11-0, mixed, poled meat and corn, peg 7. Dennis Saunders (Hawkesbury) 55-9-0; Dave Markham (Hawkesbury) 53-0-0. Sun. 22. Dennis Saunders (Hawkesbury) 37-3-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 43. Grant Merritt (Hawkesbury) 30-15-0; John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 30-13-0; Dave Markham (Hawkesbury) 30-1-0.


Holgan Farm, Llawhaden. Sun.18. James Young (Haverfordwest) 70-0-0, carp up in the water on pellets with waggler or pole in the margins, peg 15; Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 50-14-0; Colin Bates (Haverfordwest) 32-0-0.


Iffers, Elton Carp Pools. Sun. 20. Andy Prosser (Iffers) 102-2-0, carp on pellets and Method feeder, elbow peg on the bend; Mark Wellington (Iffers) 99-5-0; Darran Saunders (Iffers) 55-3-0; Glyn Sherwood (Sensas Nomads) 53-11-0.


Izaak Walton Fishery, Chebsey, near Stafford, Staffordshire, Wed. Top Pool, 12. Neil Edwards (Meir and Longton Royal British Legion) 140-5-0, carp, poled pellet or sweetcorn, peg 37; John Wild (Stafford) 108-8-0; Dave Barnard (Gnosall) 101-14-0; Gavin Dodd (Manchester) 81-1-0. Sat. Top and Canal Pools, 22. Dave Barnard (Gnosall) 152-6-0, carp, poled pellet or sweetcorn, Canal 19; Paul Smith (Northwood Inn) 114-9-0; John Wild (Stafford) 105-3-0; Alan Millward (Trentside Tackle) 97-4-0.


JCB Opens, Rocester, Staffordshire, Fri. North Lake, 22. Steve Gilbert (JCB) 101-8-0, carp to pellet waggler, peg 3; Rob Brgdansky (JCB) 86-4-0; Chris Jones (Leek) 39-4-0; Ian Harnett (JCB) 24-6-0. Sun. South Lake, 24. Don Slaymaker (Nottingham) 75-8-0, bream and tench, poled maggot, peg 58; Tony Jeffery (JCB) 42-12-0; Barry Barker (JCB) 40-5-0; Graham Barry (Match Catch) 39-10-0; John Thorpe (Coventry) 38-9-0.


King’s Pools, Shareshill, Staffordshire, Wed. Big Match Pool, 28. Les Willey (King’s Pools) 98-8-0, carp to 7 lb, poled sweetcorn, peg 55; Mal Davies (Angler’s Peg) 69-10-0; Laurence Smith (King’s Pools) 68-10-0. Thurs. Big Match Pool, 14. Dave Doughty (Wood End) 83-9-0, carp to 7 lb, poled sweetcorn, peg 65; Danny Marshall (King’s Pools) 69-1-0; Danny Maxfield (Wednesfield Angling Centre) 66-12-0. Sat. Big Match Pool, 21. Les Willey (King’s Pools) 62-0-0, carp to 5 lb, poled sweetcorn, peg 37; Rob Hancock (Short Heath Starlets) 55-2-0; Jordan Hall (Maver Gold Bagem Baits) 52-11-0.


Lydney, Lydney Lake. Float Only. Sun.20. Mark Annis (Lydney) 30-3-0, bream to 5lb with roach, rudd, perch and skimmers on long pole and casters, peg 27; Terry Simmonds (Lydney) 15-14-0; Chris Peters (Lydney) 8-13-0; Matt Peters (Lydney) 7-0-0.


Maver Solihull Angling Centre, Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Molands Mere, Wed. 34. Lee Richards (Packington) 75-15-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 43. Neil Carless (Ridgemere) 58-2-0; Tim Palmer (Packington) 31-7-0.


Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs, Silver Pool, Tues. John Cockayne (Maver Midlands) 95-14-0, F1s, poled pellet at 4m, peg 21. Paul Gadd (Hunnington) 76-14-0; Pete Trueman (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 70-10-0. Wed. 18 over 50’s, Bank and Moors Pools. Pete Mace (Moorlands) 134-9-0, carp, poled meat down the edges, peg 5, Bank Pool. Dave Highfield (Club 2000) 130-6-0; Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 85-10-0. Thurs. 25, Bank, island and Middle Pools. Dave Powell (Phoenix) 116-1-0, carp, poled pellet and corn down the edges, peg 11, Island Pool. Nigel Marchington (Golden Maggot) 103-8-0; Bill Rathbone (St Francis All Comedians, Shelfield, Walsall) 102-4-0. Fri pm. 18, Bank and Island Pools. Paul Cartwright (ABC) 196-10-0, carp, poled pellet down the edge, peg 17, Bank Pool. Pete Mace (Moorlands) 145-0-0; Chris Bradney (Stevens Tackle) 144-8-0; Lee Boden (Stonehenge) 137-14-0; Harry Ward (Starlet Veterans) 107-8-0. Sat. 32, Meadow and Moors Pools. Dave Williams (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 106-4-0, carp, poled pellet and paste down the edge, peg 48, Meadow Pool. Ian Wood (Club 2000) 105-14-0; Lee Kirby (Maver) 104-12-0. Sun. 42, Meadow, Island and Moors Pools. Colin Pace (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 100-2-0, poled meat at 13m fished shallow, peg 21, Island Pool. lee Richards (Packington) 92-5-0; Chris Hill (Mosella) 70-15-0; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 66-12-0; Mick Henshall (Fosters) 63-10-0; Lee Kirby (Maver) 54-10-0. Sun pm. 22, Meadow Pool. Roman Skura (Moorlands) 101-8-0, carp, poled mussel down the edge, peg 2. Paul Gadd (Hunnington) 62-10-0; Des Ravenall (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 59-6-0.


Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Island Pool, Wed. 16. Chris Newton (Tunnel Barn Farm) 102-2-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet, peg 24. Steve Ford (Daiwa Gordon League) 95-0-0; Darren Oakley (Stoke) 61-14-0. Thurs. 25, Island Pool. Darren Oakley (Stoke) 67-0-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet, peg 7. Neil Richards (Daiwa Gordon League/Cotswold Angling) 43-4-0; David Howard (Stoke) 41-4-0. Sat. 20, Island Pool. Peter Southall (TRAC) 36-12-0, carp, F1s, skimmers and roach, peg 40. Ronnie Biggs (OHMS) 25-6-0, Kevin Giles (Mosella) 19-4-0. Sun. 19, Boundry Pool. Howard Kaye (WB Clarke/Sensas) 66-0-0, carp and mixed silvers, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 5. Jason Cooke (WB Clarke) 55-8-0; Steve Partington (Mosella) 30-0-0; Phil Launchbury (Manor Angling Club) 28-2-0.


Newport Spring Series, Final round. School Pool and Morgans Pond. Sun. 23. Steve Witherick (Garry Evans Tackle) 48-4-0, carp and bream on feeder and pellets, peg 59 on School Pool; Rob Skellett (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 43-14-0; Rob Sims (Garry Evans Tackle) 41-4-0; Nicky Belcher (Newport) 34-8-0. Series: Rob Skellett 44 points; Rob Preece 43; Nicky Belcher 42.


Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Gearys Level, Sat. 30. Dave Atkins (Packington) 69-12-0, carp, straight lead and pellet, peg 23. John Newton (Smithys) 67-14-0; Warren Beech (Alvechurch Fishery) 49-8-0. Sun. 31, Molands Mere. Gary Booth (Libbys Angling Club) 37-14-0, mixed, poled chopped worm, peg 42. Bob Ellis (Packington) 36-12-0; Steve White (Kobra Feeders) 27-15-0.


Poole Hall Fishery, Alveley, Shropshire, Sun. Heron Pool, 12. Alan Goode (Poole Hall AC) 132-6-0, carp to 6 lb, poled sweetcorn and meat, peg 42; Nigel Bamford (Poole Hall AC) 48-12-0; D. Dorren (Poole Hall AC) 44-8-0.


Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Salop, Ash, Beech and Hawthorn Pools, Mon. 20. Bob Tromans (Fiery Holes) 144-2-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet and corn down the sides, peg 9, Ash Pool. Phil Shaw (Lower Hill Farm) 102-13-0; Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 102-4-0; Mick Jameson (Mid-leisure) 95-14-0. Wed. 12, Hawthorn, Stock and Middle Pools. Dave Lloyd (Maver Midlands) 150-8-0, carp to 7 lb, poled pellet to the island and close in, peg 9, Hawthorn Pool. Clive Wynn (Tri-Cast Weston) 115-3-0; Alan Jones (Deggys Tackle) 98-13-0; Rob Morris (Wolves) 87-15-0. Thurs. 12, Sycamore and Chestnut Pools. Paul Ferguson (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 103-1-0, carp to 8lb and bream to 3 lb, poled corn down the sides, peg 13, Sycamore Pool. Graham Roberts (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 60-7-0; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 60-6-0; Ed Turner (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 57-7-0. Sat. 31, Willow, Larch and Ash Pools. Peter Plant (Maver) 107-12-0, carp to 3lb and barbel to 2.5 lb, poled caster fished shallow, peg 2, Willow Pool. John Francis (Rod and Gun) 87-6-0; Paul Postin (Kidderminster) 72-2-0; Mac Cox (Fiery Holes) 58-2-0; Jason Elwell (Phils Tackle) 56-9-0; Tony Morton (Preston Innovations) 53-5-0. Sun. 37, Sycamore, Chestnut and Willow Pools. Jeff Harston (Wrexham) 121-10-0, carp to 9 lb, poled bread both sides of point, peg 13, Sycamore Pool. Shane Rogers (Oakengates Angling Centre) 99-9-0; Martin Harrell (Maver) 79-7-0; Matt Stockton (Maver Tipton) 77-0-0; Scott Doodson (Preston Innovations) 73-12-0; Les Thompson (Matrix Bait Tech) 63-1-0.


Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire, Sun. Deans Pool, 32, A. Morrison (Fisherman’s Friend) 91-10-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet and sweetcorn, peg 21; M. Johnson (Maver) 90-4-0; Pete Bailey (Ultima) 90-3-0; Rob Camden (Peg One, Woodlands) 85-6-0. Tues. Hay and Barley Pools, 16. D. Oakley (Woodlands) 103-4-0 carp to 8 lb, poled sweetcorn and pellet, Hay 15; J. Stone (Woodlands) 77-0-0; Pete Shergold (Bilston Angling Centre) 61-8-0; Gary Hill (Woodlands) 55-5-0. Fri. Deans Pool 15. Lee Cole (Bilston Angling Centre) 53-12-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet and sweetcorn, peg 22; G. Withers (Stourport) 38-12-0; Rob Brennan (Stourport) 36-14-0. Sat. High Pool, 15. A. Farmer (Woodlands) 106-2-0, carp to 8 lb, poled sweetcorn and pellet, peg 7; Paul Foster (Starlets Veterans) 98-12-0; Chris Cameron (Middy) 93-3-0.


Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Pole-only. Wed. 14. Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 123-8-0, all carp to 7lb on corn in the margins, peg 23; Andrew Mumford (Blackwood) 113-8-0; Dennis O’Leary (Ebbw Vale) 110-4-0.


Reedswood AC, Reedswood Pool, Walsall, Tues. 14. Richard Broomhall (Railway AC) 29-2-0, carp to 5 lb, poled worm, peg 16; Steve Arnold (Foster’s) and Carl Joynes (Jessar AC) both 21-0-0.


Rhymney, Monmouthshire Canal at Llanfoist. Sun.17. Colin Whitehouse (Rhymney) 1-3-0, small roach on pole and pinkies; Brian Rees (Rhymney) 0-7-0; Jess Pugh (Rhymney) 0-6-0.


Sensas Nomads, Cefn Mably Lakes, Cardiff. Sat. 14.Mitchell Weaver (Spencer Works Juniors) 77-10-0, carp on pole and caster close in, peg 14 on Match Lake; Richard Candy (Sensas Nomads) 63-12-0; Jimmy Tobin (Sensas Nomads) 51-13-0.


Sirhowy, White Springs Fishery, Pontarddulais. Sun. 22. Nigel Morris (Neath) 84-12-0, carp and bream on pellets and Method feeder to the island, peg 16; Luke Sorokin (Neath) 84-8-0; Rob Jones (Neath) 83-13-0; Andrew Crocker (Neath) 82-0-0.


Stirrup Cup, Birmingham Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sun. 20. Dave Freestone (Three Ems) 9-1-12, skimmers to 2 lb, rudd to 1 lb 8 oz, poled caster, peg 72; Craig Lewis (Three Ems) 6-13-8; Alan Price (Stirrup Cup) 6-0-0; Tony Robertson (Stirrup Cup) 5-5-13; Steve Broome (Dudley Bait and Tackle) 4-3-8; Martin Lane (Attleborough Sports) 4-0-12.


Wolverhampton AA, Shropshire Union Canal, Autherley, Wolverhampton, Wed. 12. Paul Murrin (Browning Lifestyle) 14-0-0, skimmers to 2 lb plus quality roach, poled caster and red maggot, peg 6; Steve Cope (Four Ashes Sleepers) 9-13-0; Mel Wood (Four Ashes AC) 9-4-0; Paul Turner (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 6-11-0; Alan Gough (Rough Hay AC) 6-5-0; Richard Guest (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 4-13-0. Sat. Staffs-Worcs Canal, Acton Trussell, Stafford, 20. Neil Turner (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 5-3-8, roach, perch and gudgeon, poled squatt and pinkie, peg 2; Dave Richards (Midleisure AC) 5-1-0; Nigel Clayton (Penkridge) 4-4-8; Rob Lloyd (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 3-12-0; Paul Turner (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 3-11-8; Steve Cope (Four Ashes Sleepers) 3-1-8.


Wolverhampton Over 60s Club, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Slade Heath, Staffordshire, Wed. 20. Dave Rayson (Bridgtown) 6-8-11, a 4 lb chub to caster plus squatt and pinkie caught small roach, perch and gudgeon, peg 11; Joe Hewitt (Goodyear AC) 5-1-12; Dennis Sumner (Bilston Angling Centre) 4-4-5.