West Midlands Angler’s Mail matches for May 5-7 2012.


 Aberglais, Turley Court. Sun. 18. Gary Miles (Merthyr) 181-2-0, carp between 3 lb and 5 lb on top two with paste over pellets, peg half way along the shallow bank; Terry Jones Snr (Merthyr) 161-6-0; Graham Davies (Cefn Coed) 107-9-0; Paddy Payne (Merthyr) 93-1-0.


Beechdale AC, Solhampton Fisheries, Solhampton, Worcestershire, Sun. Valley Pool, 11. John Bradley (Beechdale AC) 107-2-0, carp to 8 lb, poled sweetcorn, peg 3; Mick Cope (Beechdale AC) 73-8-0; Martin Whittaker (Beechdale AC) 62-4-0.


Cefn Fforest, Mathern Mill, Chepstow. Sun. 20. Dai Clarke (Cefn Fforest) 103-14-0, carp to 6 lb on meat fished with hemp in the feeder across to the island, peg 5 on Waterfall Lake; Huw Jones (Cefn Fforest) 103-13-0; Adam Jones (Cefn Hengoed) 93-12-0, Adam Norris (Newbridge) 93-11-0.


Cefn Mably Over-50s, Horseshoe Lake. Wed. 7. Phil Rawlings (Newport) 63-7-0, carp and bream on corn pole fished at 9m, peg behind island on road side; Peter Meese (Penarth) 59-6-0; Jim Palmer (Cardiff) 40-8-0.


Cornerstone AC, Grand Union Canal, Small Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sat. 20. Nigel Clayton (Penkridge) 7-0-11, skimmers and perch, poled squatt and worm, peg 39; Chris Rice (Dams and Lock) 5-10-14; Brent Wilkes (Miracle Baits) 5-0-9; Paul Turner (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 4-4-1; Trevor Wills (Good Intent AS) 3-6-6; Norman Wilson (Cornerstone AC) 2-13-8.


Cradley Heath Labour AC, Cob House Fishery, Wichenford, Worcestershire, Sun. 24. Simon West (Cradley Heath Labour) 108-1-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet and maggot; John Billingham (Cradley Heath Labour) 95-12-0; Gary Mason (Cradley Heath Labour) 91-0-0.


Docklow Pools, Leominster, Herefordshire, Snake Lake, Sat. 19. Barry Smith (Derby) 17-6-0, mixed silvers, poled corn, peg 32. Bobby Monroe (Essex) 11-6-0; Phil Mason (Hereford) 9-14-0; Ms Pam Mason (Hereford) 9-13-0. Sun. 16, Match Lake. Derek Dale (Hereford) 74-6-0, carp and mixed silvers, poled corn, maggot and caster, peg 16. Tony One (Docklow) 64-4-0; Dave Chipperfield (Essex) 61-12-0; Bobby Monroe (Essex) 46-10-0.


Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, warks, Kobra Feeders Affordables, Lake 2, Wed. 17. Phil Hull (Lanes Baits) 79-10-0, carp, Method feeder, straight lead and pellet waggler, peg B21. Ben Lockwood (Sensas 04) 79-0-0; John Adamson (Kobra Feeders/Levas) 63-12-0; Ian Morris (Rugby) 53-6-0. Thurs. 23, Crater and Snake Lakes. Andy Searle (Middy) 75-10-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 11, Crater Lake. Tom Neil (Leicester) 70-2-0; Lee Westwood (Litchfield) 63-2-0; Dave Hicking (Disco) 62-14-0.


Fish’O’Mania, Maver Larford Lakes, Larford, near Stourport, Worcestershire, Sat. 130. Stuart Ballard (Maver Midlands) 58k carp including one sample of just under 13k from Specimen Pool 13.


Furnace Mill Fishery, Wyre, Bewdley, Worcestershire, Sun. Mucky Meadow Pool, 9. Kevin Williams (Wolverhampton) 86-6-0, carp to 14 lb and silvers, poled pellet and maggot, peg 43; Andy Gwillam (WFR) 85-8-0; Mick Round (Old Dial AC) 75-10-0.


Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks, Bottom Pool, Mon. 18. Gary Cook (Mosella) 65-6-0, carp to 14-0-0, F1s and roach, poled meat over hemp at 6m, peg 18. Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 64-1-0; Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 62-8-0; John Berry (White Hart Coventry) 60-3-0. Tues. 21 over 50’s, House Pool 2. Barry Duggan (Warwick Portobello) 88-3-0, F1s, bream and roach, poled pellet at 8m, peg 30. John Eales (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 87-3-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 79-2-0; Ron Notley (Starlet Veterans) 75-1-0. Wed. 18, Canal Pool. Chris Harrison (Baileys of Warwick) 91-4-0, F1s, bream, perch, rudd and barbel, poled red maggot at 8m fished high and low, peg 7. Barry Witteridge (Calvert) 79-12-0; Chris Horsley (Swann Baits) 70-5-0; John Shirley (Baileys of Warwick) 66-11-0. Thurs. 50 Veterans, Club, Jennys and Canal Pools. Ron Notley (Starlet Veterans) 119-15-0, F1s, bream, roach and barbel, poled corn down the edge, peg 5, Canal Pool. Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 91-11-0; Stan Stokes (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 82-6-0; Chris Haille (Meadowlands Veterans) 77-8-0; John Davenport (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 73-7-0; Alan Hudson (Starlet Veterans) 68-9-0. Fri. 19, House Pool 1. Les Whetton (Tunnel Barn Farm) 87-9-0, F1s, poled pellet and corn down the side, peg 16. Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 81-2-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 76-2-0; Dave Shipley (All Seasons Angling) 66-15-0. Sat. 27, New Pool. Andy Sutton (Barnborough Lakes) 67-1-0,F1s, poled corn at 6m and down the edge, peg 13. Stu Palser (Banbury Gunsmiths/Middy) 63-5-0; Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 57-10-0; Dave Shipley (All Seasons Angling) 56-9-0. Sun. 45, Top Pool and House Pool 2. Stu Palser (Banbury Gunsmiths/middy) 112-3-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled chopped worm and caster down the edge, peg 33, Top Pool. Paul Bick (Shakespeare) 111-14-0; Alan Ainsworth (Mid-City) 95-3-0; Carl Daley (Dams and Lock) 82-1-0; John Hall (Maruku) 80-8-0; Ricky Small (Duke Angling Club) 75-4-0. BH Mon. 21, Jennys Pool. John Newton (Smithys Tackle) 114-0-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled maggot at 14m and down the edge, peg 18. Chris Newton (Smithys Tackle) 86-1-0; Stu Palser (Banbury Gunsmiths/Middy) 79-7-0; Paul Newell (Kingsmill Redditch) 78-11-0.


Goodyear AC, Preston Innovations Woodland View Fishery, Hadley, Worcestershire, Sun. Deans Pool, 7. John Taylor (Goodyear AC) 72-0-0, carp to 8 lb, poled worm, peg 30; Bob Cook (Goodyear AC) 52-12-0; Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 44-6-0; JJ Gallacher (Goodyear AC) 37-0-0; Michael Thomson (Goodyear AC) 33-0-0.


Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks, Thurs. 14. John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 67-6-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 38. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 58-2-0; Dennis Lutwytche (Hawkesbury) 45-0-0. Sat. 21. John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 55-8-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 28. Dave Markham (Hawkesbury) 48-9-0; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 47-13-0. Sun. 21. Chris Neale (Rutlanders) 68-11-0, carp, poled paste, peg 34. Craig Merritt (Hawkesbury) 57-10-0; Grant Merritt (Hawkesbury) 49-10-0. BH Mon. 14. Paul Thompson (Hawkesbury) 57-0-0, carp, poled meat, peg 28. James Rock (Army) 38-4-0; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 34-2-0.


Holgan Farm, Llawhaden. Match Lake. Sun. 18. Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 59-1-0, carp on pole and paste, peg on causeway; Neil Daniels (Neath) 53-12-0; Pete Edwards (Swansea) 50-0-0.


King’s Pools, Shareshill, Staffordshire, Wed. Big Match Pool, 21. Dave Doughty (Wood End) 135-8-0, carp to 6 lb, poled sweetcorn, peg 65; George Reynolds (King’s Pools) 70-3-0; Tony Woollaston (Woles Post Office) 64-6-0. Sat. Big Match Pool, 23. Jordan Hall (Maver Gold/Bagem Baits) 110-3-0, carp to 6 lb plus F1s, poled pellet, peg 56; Les Wiley (King’s Pools) 105-5-0; Daz Woods (King’s Pools) 100-0-0. Mon. Pete Sawes Memorial, all pools, 50. Kain Mann (Wednesfield Angling Centre) 71-6-0, carp to 12 oz, poled pellet, Carp Pool 9; Chris Hill (Mosella) 64-4-0; Bob Baker (King’s Pools) and Gary Hall (Allen’s Tackle, Leamore) both 60-12-0.


Maver Solihull Angling Centre, Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Molands Mere, Wed. 16. Derek Hartshorn (Swann Baits) 85-12-0, carp to 8lb and F1s, pellet feeder and poled pellet, peg 43. Danny Tresigne (Mosella) 54-7-0; Mick Bull (Dynamite Baits) 53-0-0.


Monk Hall Fishery, Monkhopton, Salop, Swallow and Lark Pools, Sun. 12. Nigel Gartenfeld (Brompton) 32-5-0, mixed, poled caster, peg 25, Swallow Pool. Dave Hanney (Monk Hall) 27-8-0; Alan Wilson (Royal Oak) 21-2-0. BH Mon. 12, Swallow and Owl Pools. Tony Cook (Royal Oak) 53-4-0, roach and F1s, poled pellet, peg 28, Swallow Pool. Bill Stone (Monk Hall) 17-4-0; Nigel Gartenfeld (Brompton) 15-2-0.


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Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs, Meadow Pool, Tues. 18. Dave Highfield (Club 2000) 67-6-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet at 6m, peg 12. Dave Williams (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 65-8-0; Pete Trueman (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 60-15-0; Paul Cartwright (ABC) 47-12-0. Wed. 21 over 50’s, Silver Pool. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 68-8-0, F1s, poled pellet at 7m on the bottom, peg 43. Pete Mace (Moorlands) 64-12-0; Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold0 59-9-0; Colin Mathews (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 50-10-0.Thurs. 16, Bank and Moors Pools. Pete Mace (Moorlands) 74-8-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet down the edge, peg 12, Moors Pool. George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 67-7-0; Lee Davis (Maver Solihull Angling Centre) 44-2-0; Dave Williams (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 41-8-0. Fri pm. 19, Meadow Pool. Des Ravenhall (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 107-6-0, carp, poled macaroni at 2m, peg 54. Roman Skura (Moorlands) 90-8-0; Glyn Clarke (Browning Spa) 90-0-0; Dave Williams (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 85-10-0. Sat. 23, Bank, Moors and Island Pools. Martin LeFevre (Moorlands Gold) 90-12-0, carp, poled pellet down the edge, peg 18, Bank Pool. Nigel Marchington (Golden Maggot) 71-5-0; Lawrence Connolly (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 69-11-0; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 67-8-0. Sun. 41, Meadow, Moors and Island Pools. Alan Gethen (Club 2000) 123-9-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet at 14m, peg 2, Island Pool. Simon Christian (Maver Tipton/Match Box) 85-9-0; Neville Groves (Fosters) 84-4-0; Sid Julian (Moorlands) 74-14-0; Mark Roberson (Browning Spa) 67-12-0; Albert Jones (Moorlands) 65-2-0. BH Mon. 16, Moors and Bank Pools. Colin Pace (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 104-2-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet at 3m on the bottom, peg 13, Moors Pool. Des Ravenhall (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 101-6-0; Alan Gethen (Club 2000) 97-1-0.


Mosella Manor Farm leisure, Harvington, Middle Pool, Wed. 16. Chris Telling (Colmic) 125-10-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 15. Steve Ford (Maver Midlands) 115-6-0; Paul Little (Edgeley Sports) 102-14-0. Thurs. 18, Island Pool. Paul Little (Edgeley Sports) 125-4-0, carp, F1s and tench, poled meat, peg 5. Andy Stone (Manor Farm Leisure) 83-0-0; Paul Alder (Maver Solihull Angling Centre) 80-0-0; Dennis Carter (South Redditch) 77-0-0. Sat. 24, Island Pool. Mitch Rawlinson (Manchester) 121-8-0, carp, F1s and tench, poled pellet and Method feeder, peg 13. Chris Cameron (Mosella) 111-6-0; Martin Howard (Ringers) 93-0-0; Mark Malin (Mosella Bait Tec) 86-0-0. Sun. 27, Windmill Lake and Boundry Pool. Steve Partington (Mosella) 84-4-0, carp, F1s and tench, poled worm to the island, peg 24, Windmill Lake. Andy Quarmby (Middy) 84-2-0; Dave Olly (Manchester) 83-12-0; Andy Taylor (Mosella) 83-4-0. BH Mon. 30, Island Pool and Windmill Lake. Shaun Little (MAP Maruku) 161-6-0, carp, poled worm, peg 31, Island Pool. Steve Partington (Mosella) 132-2-0; Mark Hemming (Lodge Park) 123-6-0; Ian Wheeldon (Manor Farm Leisure) 120-14-0. There were 9 weights over the 100-0-0 mark.


Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Gearys Level, Sat. 23. Shane Whitaker (Tackle Shack Nuneaton) 37-9-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 9. Steve White (Kobra Feeders) 33-7-0; Max Higgott (Rods and Reels) 33-0-0. Sun. 33, Molands Mere. Steve White (Kobra Feeders) 93-6-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet feeder, peg 43. Joe Roberts (Kamasan Starlets) 50-1-0; John Adamson (Packington) 42-8-0; Craig O’Brien (Fast Feeders) 35-15-0. BH Mon. 17, Gearys Level. John Johnson (Packington) 73-12-0, carp, straight lead and pellet, peg 13. Andy Findlay (Preston Innovations/Korum/Sonubaits) 43-10-0; Ray Quinney (Packington) 42-1-0.


Poole Hall Fishery, Alveley, Shropshire, Heron Pool, Wed. 9. G. Westwood (Poole Hall Fishery) 29-13-0, carp to 5 lb, odd tench, poled pellet, peg 14; Brian Wakelin (Poole Hall Fishery) 29-12-0; Roy Arnold (Poole Hall Fishery) 19-15-0. Sun. 15. Keith Millard (Poole Hall Fishery) 50-6-0, carp to 5 lb, odd tench, poled pellet, peg 18; G. Willy (Poole Hall Fishery) 48-0-0; R. Jarvis (Poole Hall Fishery) 43-12-0.


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Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Salop, Oak, Beech and Hawthorn Pools, Mon. 22. Richard Duke (Bridgnorth Angling Society) 108-15-0, carp to 6 lb, poled caster fished shallow, peg 5, Hawthorn Pool. Mick Jameson (Mid-Leisure) 93-1-0; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 83-3-0; Tim Morris (Wolves) 82-15-0. Wed. 12, Sycamore and Chestnut Pools. Keith Miller (New Willenhall) 87-9-0, carp to 7 lb, poled pellet and paste, peg 49, Sycamore Pool. Mick Jameson (Mid-Leisure) 85-2-0; Bob Tromans (Fiery Holes) 78-14-0; Tim Probert (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 57-0-0. Sat. 28, Sycamore and Willow Pools. Jason Elwell (Phils Tackle) 131-0-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet at 5m, peg 5, Willow Pool. Mick Jameson (Mid-Leisure) 99-1-0; Keith Perrin (Tipton) 96-9-0; John Francis (Rod and Gun) 86-4-0.


Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire, Mon. Drennan Invitation Knockout, all pools, 100. Luke Sears (Daiwa) 121-0-0, carp to 10 lb, poled pellet, sweetcorn and caster, peg 12 Deans; Simon Colclough (Browning) 108-7-0; Nathan Watson (Grimsby) 101-11-0; Andy Power (Preston Innovations) 91-6-0; Richie Hull (Garbolino) 81-8-0; Dave Roberts (Tri-Cast) 79-8-0. Tues. Deans Pool, 15. Ian Taylor (Peg One, Woodlands) 38-4-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet and caster, peg 48; Phil Bishop (Woodlands) 27-6-0; P. Shergold (Bilston Angling Centre) 21-12-0. Sat. Deans Pool, 30. Tony Perry (Woodlands) 50-12-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 63; Ian Wood (Peg One Woodlands) 49-12-0; A. White (Woodlands) 49-0-0; Phil Edmunds (Peg One, Woodlands) 35-1-0. Sun. Barley Pool, 14. Lee Cole (Bilston Angling Centre) 69-0-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet and sweetcorn, peg 20; D. Williams (Alan’s Tackle, Worcester) 68-0-0; Tony Thorn (Frenzee) 66-12-0; Anthony Mansell (Frenzee) 60-8-0.


Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Pole-only. Wed. 12. Andrew Mumford (Tredegar) 176-0-0, carp to 5lb on corn in the margins, peg 5 on Sophie’s Pond; Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 172-0-0; Tony Summers (Wye Angling) 152-14-0; Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 149-0-0.


Reedswood AC, Reedswood Pool, Walsall, West Midlands, Tues. 9. Gary Page (Jessar AC) 45-6-0, carp to 5 lb, poled pellet, peg 1; Mark Pitcher (Foster’s) 26-4-0; Ashley Price (Beechdale AC) 20-13-0.


Rhymney, Fochrhiw Pond. Sun. 12. Keith Price (Tredegar) 5-14-0, 2lb tench with small roach on straight lead and maggots, peg opposite reeds; Malcolm Heaven (Rhymney) 1-11-0; Jess Pugh (Rhymney) 0-11-0.


Sirhowy, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Penny’s Pond. Sun. 25. Simon Jones (Rhymney) 96-6-0, carp on pole and pellets, peg 6; Andrew Crocker (Swansea) 78-0-0; Nigel Morris (Neath) 69-11-0; Mike Williams (Cross Hands) 59-0-0.


Spencer Works, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sat. 26. Phil Weaver (Newport) 137-4-0, carp on pole and casters, peg 19 on Molly’s Pond; Andy Price (Newport) 118-4-0; Jim Palmer (Cardiff) 82-8-0; Alan Davies (Trealaw) 76-13-0.


Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sun. 11. Darren Massey (Shakespeare Superteam) 4-4-12, small roach, perch and gudgeon, poled squatt, peg 6; Tony Foster (Dams and Lock) 3-0-12; Sam Lewis (Three Ems) 2-10-4; Alan Price (Stirrup Cup) 2-8-4; graham Massey (Dams and Lock) 2-3-12; Alan Newman (Stirrup Cup) 1-13-8.


Wassell Grove Fishery, Hagley, Stourbridge, West Midlands, Sat. Individual Spring League, Brook Pool, 20. Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 96-14-0, carp to 6 lb, poled luncheon meat, peg 16; Trevor Hodges (Weather Tech Roofing) 84-10-0; Sam Parker (Club 2000) 64-0-0; Paul Hadlington (Beech Tree Miners) 42-14-0; Ian Ross (MCM) 37-4-0.


Wolverhampton Over 60s, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Four Ashes, Staffordshire, Wed. 24. Dave Smith (Bridgtown) 6-7-7, three chub, poled caster, peg 14; roy Grosvenor (Bridgtown) 6-3-11; Dave Rayson (Bridgtown) 6-2-4.




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