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West Midlands Angler’s Mail Kamasan Qualifiers for October 8/9, 2011.

* Wye Charity Open, River Wye at Hereford. Sun.89. West Midlands angler Jamie Potts was well clear of the field with 82-13-0, made up of one barbel with the rest chub on waggler and maggots from a peg at the bottom of the Eign section. Tom Lane, grandson of Coventry match legend Billy Lane and fishing under the Lane’s Baits banner, was runner up with 45-4-0 of dace on pole and maggots from a peg at Fownhope and river ace Dave Harrell third with 45-1-0 of chub and barbel on float and maggots from the bottom of Bartensham; Mark Jones (Tredegar Angling Centre) and Darren Harper (Hereford) both 43-5-0; Lee Pritchard (Hereford) 40-11-0.

£500 was raised for charity; but one angler in the sell out match who had booked a ticket didn’t turn up and organiser Pete Golding has black listed him from all Hereford fixtures until he sends in the entry fee to add to the fund.


Aberglais, Staunton Court. Sun.18. Mark Williams (Merthyr) 213-6-0, carp to 15 lb on 6m of pole and pellets, peg in the middle of the concrete bank; Gary Miles (Merthyr) 204-0-0; Graham Davies (Cefn Coed) 143-8-0.

BAA, Severn, Arley, float only, Tues. 18. Adrian Narbeth (WB Clarke) 18-8-0, 6 chub, stick float and maggot, peg above Arley Island. Dave Foxall (Stourbridge) 18-309; Colin Harvey (Upton) 15-8-0; Trevor Chalk (Evesham) 7-8-0; Steve Howes (Warwick) 5-11-0.

Beechdale AC, Solhampton Fishery, Worcester, Sun. Valley Pool, 12. Martin Whittaker (Beechdale AC) 133-14-0, carp to 8 lb, poled sweetcorn, peg 18; Mick Shillam (Beechdale AC) 95-4-0; Bill Bratt (Beechdale AC) 88-0-0.

Cefn Fforest, Phocle Pool, Ross on Wye. Sun.24. Howard Stocker (Oakdale) 40-4-0, all carp on long pole with casters and corn, peg at car park end; Dai Clarke (Cefn Fforest) 38-8-0; Mark Hillier (Wattsville) 36-4-0; Gaffyn Jones (Cefn Fforest) 32-0-0.

Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Heron Pool, Thurs. 20, Heron Pool. Charlie Jeavons (Greenman) 107-3-0, carp, poled corn, peg 9. Martin Williams (Gornal) 81-6-0; Alan Fleet (Taveners) 68-9-0. Sat. 27, Heron Pool. Addy Price (Metal Castings Angling Club) 71-6-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 9. Gerald Westwood (Bronx) 64-8-0; Ray Lamb (Maver) 60-4-0. Sun. 22, Pheasant Pool. Neil Gater (Bateman Vine Angling Club) 48-10-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 9. Pete Bradwick (Baggeridge Brick Angling Club) 47-8-0; Trevor Burton (Baggeridge Brick Angling Club) 35-8-0.

Forest of Dean, Steam Mills Lake, Cinderford. Sun. 20. Rob Baldwin (RFODAC) 10-2-0, bream on feeder and maggots, peg 18; Bernie Fraser (RFODAC) 7-13-0; Andy Grindle (RFODAC) 7-5-0; Ross Hale (RFODAC) 6-14-0.

Furnace Mill Fishery, Wyre, Bewdley, Worcestershire, Sun. Furnace and mucky Meadow Pools, 24. Iwan Mills (Robin’s Timber) 73-8-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 28; Chris Whitehouse (Mosella Black Country) 71-6-0; Ed Gray (Furnace Mill) 55-8-0; Colin Matthews (Furnace Mill) 54-5-0; Steve Harris (Daiwa Gordon League) 53-0-0; Andy Newton (Furnace Mill) 44-4-0.

Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks, Top Pool, Mon. 20. Dave Callahan (Measham Redfins) 66-11-0, F1s, bream, roach, tench, perch and barbel, poled white maggot at 9m, peg 26. Graham Young (Youngs Tunnel Barn Farm) 62-10-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 60-3-0; Dennis Lutwytche (Tunnel Barn Farm) 57-0-0. Wed. 18, House Pool 1. Steve Cantwell (Atomic) 70-11-0, F1s and bream, poled pellet at 6m and 3m down the side, peg 6. Chris Neale (Rutlanders) 65-13-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 65-1-0; Andy Walker (Hamstead) 31-9-0. Thurs. 14, Canal Pool. Pete Rice (Bag Em Baits) 79-10-0, carp, F1s, bream and tench, poled pellet at 3m and 6m, peg 12. Dave Hancox (Tunnel Barn Farm) 75-7-0; Les Wetton (Tunnel Barn Farm) 70-13-0; Phil Moore (Litchfield) 69-12-0. Sat. 27, House Pool 2. Stu Palser (Shakespeare) 76-15-0, carp, F1s, bream, tench, roach and barbel, poled pellet at 8m and 3m down the side, peg 19. Ronnie Biggs (OHMS) 76-9-0; Jason Neath (Daiwa Gordon League) 65-6-0; Pete Rice (Bag Em Baits) 63-11-0; John Shirley (Warwick Portobello) 58-0-0; Pete Caton (Dynamite Baits/Banbury Gunsmiths) 57-11-0. Sun. 29, House Pool 2. Stu Palser (Shakespeare) 86-9-0, F1s, bream, roach, perch, rudd and gudgeon, poled bronze maggot at 14m to the island, peg 38. Curtis Tranter (Grant Albutt/Mosella) 63-14-0; Matt Smith (Bag Em Baits) 63-8-0; Pete Caton (Dynamite Baits/Banbury Gunsmiths) 59-10-0.

Good Intent AS, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Hinksford, Wolverhampton, Sat. Autumn League, Round Three, 19. Paul Skidmore (Good Intent) 8-8-0, roach, perch and gudgeon, poled maggot or caster, peg 18; Alec Biles (Mallards AC) 6-5-0; Trevor Wills (Good Intent AS) 5-5-0; Chris Rice (Harris MG) 5-2-0. League to date: paul Skidmore (Good Intent) 7; Alec Biles (Mallards AC) 8; Martin Yarseley (Halesowen) 10; Gary Owen (Good Intent) 16.

Goodyear AC, Willow Marsh Fishery, Shenstone, near Kidderminster, Worcestershire, Sun. Dragon Fly Pool, 15. Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 69-15-0, thirteen carp, poled pellet, peg 36; John Taylor (Goodyear AC) 53-0-0; JJ Gallacher (Goodyear AC) 46-4-0; Michael Thomson (Goodyear AC) 38-4-0.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks, Thurs. 12. Paul Reynolds (Hawkesbury) 42-6-0, carp, tench and chub, poled meat and corn, peg 43. John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 40-1-0; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 39-8-0. Sat. 17. Rolly Sturdy (Starlet Veterans/Hawkesbury) 49-1-0, carp, poled meat, peg 34. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 41-2-0; John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 39-10-0. Sun. 22. Charlie Merritt (Hawkesbury) 45-1-0, carp, poled corn, peg 17. Paul Reynolds (Hawkesbury) 39-14-0; Rolly Sturdy (Starlet Veterans/Hawkesbury) 37-5-0.

Iffers, Redhill Fishery. Sun.18. Andy Reed (Iffers) 76-8-0, carp on worm poled in the margins, peg 19 on Penny’s Pond; Sam Prosser (Iffers) and Glyn Sherwood (Wye Angling) both 72-12-0; Ian Sutton (Iffers) 61-8-0.

Izaak Walton Fishery, Chebsey, Stafford, Wed. Top Pool, 10. Paul carnwell (Garbolino bait Tech) 98-12-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 14; Andy Cunliffe (Rockets ‘R Us) 80-6-0; Steve Edwards (Izaak Walton Fishery) 63-7-0; Paul Gibson (Trentside Angling) 55-4-0. Sat. Top and Middle Pools, Pete Holmes (Stoke-on-Trent) 62-8-0, carp, poled pellet, Middle 9; Gary Jones (Izaak Walton Fishery) 55-9-0; Robin Dale (Holts Tackle) 53-3-0; Ken Slade (Izaak Walton Fishery) 49-14-0.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, Staffordshire, Wed. Carp and New Match Pools, 24. Dave Doughty (Wednesfield AC) 105-15-0, carp to 10 lb and tench, poled sweetcorn, peg 12; Dave Swift (Allen’s Tackle) 81-12-0; Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 74-7-0. Sat. Big Match Pool, 25. Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 59-4-0, carp to 6 lb, poled pellet, peg 65; Steve Owen (Swan AC) 38-0-0; Darren Warren (EON) 36-4-0. Sun. Carp and New Match Pools, 25. Tony Woollaston (Wolves Post Office) 93-6-0, carp to 8 lb, odd tench, poled pellet and maggot, carp 19; Jordan hall (Allen’s Tackle) 95-14-0; Ian Kull (Wednesfield AC) 78-12-0.

Kobra Feeders, Dynamite Baits Makins, Wolvey, Warks, Lake 2, Wed. 20. Geoff Ringer (Ringer Baits) 96-6-0, carp, poled pellet, peg B14. Simon Cordingley (Ringer Baits) 70-2-0; Pete Wood (Mansfield Sensas) 55-4-0; Phil Hull (Lanes Baits) 30-0-0; John Talbot (Northampton) 29-8-0. Thurs. 23, Crater and Reptile Pools. Ms Suzi Smith (Kobra Feeders) 61-2-0, carp, Method and pellet and poled pellet, peg 4, Reptile Pool. Lee Westwood (Litchfield) 56-12-0; Wendell Ward (Best Baits) 56-4-0; Ian Morris (Rugby) 41-6-0; John Ricketts (Swann Baits/Mosella) 38-8-0.

Lydney, Hartleton Lake, Ross on Wye. Sun. 33. Paul Grindle (Lydney) 16-10-0, six bream on Method feeder and pellets, peg 11 on the shallows on the road side. Mark Annis (Lydney) 12-10-0; Dennis Sherwood (Wye Angling) 12-2-0; Mike Mould (Newent) 8-10-0.

Merthyr Tydfil, Penywern Middle Pond. Sat.18. David Thomas (Merthyr) 24-4-0, bream and carp on groundbait feeder and maggots, peg on dam side; Bill Moorcroft (Merthyr) 9-5-0; Steve Hall (Merthyr) 9-4-0. Sun. 18. Steve Hall (Merthyr) 19-2-0, bream on Method feeder and maggots, peg on road side; Clive Saunders (Merthyr) 16-8-0; David Thomas (Merthyr) 9-15-0.

Monk Hall Fishery, Monkhopton, Salop, Lark Pool, Sun. 12. Keith Perrin (Tipton) 39-2-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and corn, peg 65. Darren Hickman (Broseley Angling Club) 31-4-0; Wayne Upton (Broseley Angling Club) 26-1-0; Dave Hanney (Monk Hall) 24-8-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs, Moors and Island Pools. Ian Wood (Moorlands) 160-14-0, carp to 10lb, poled paste down the side, peg 17, Moors Pool. Trevor Burton (Baggeridge Brick Angling Club) 113-14-0; Lee Boden (Stonehenge) 96-10-0; Clive Wright (Mosella) 92-12-0. Wed. 23 over 50’s, Meadow Pool. Clive Wright (Mosella) 128-11-0, carp, poled pellet at 6m, peg 52. Terry Homer (Club 2000) 106-9-0; Paul Foster (Starlet Veterans) 70-5-0; Dave Williams (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 67-14-0. Thurs. 15, Silver Pool. George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 94-10-0, F1s, poled pellet at 2m, peg 44. Colin Pace (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 85-12-0; Paul Foster (Starlet Veterans) 76-12-0; Paul Cartwright (Moorlands) 56-6-0. Fri. 15, Moors Pool. Albert Jones (Moorlands) 93-2-0, carp, poled pellet down the edge, peg 1. Paul Gadd (Hunington) 69-2-0; Lee Kirby (Maver) 66-4-0; Richard Chatwin (Browning Spa) 41-2-0. Sat. 29, Bank and Meadow Pools. Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 113-0-0, carp, poled pellet down the edge, peg 10, Meadow Pool. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 112-3-0; Dave Jordan (Fosters) 99-15-0; Dave Williams (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 82-12-0. Sun. 34, Meadow and Moors Pools. Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 109-9-0, carp, poled pellet down the edge, peg 3, Moors Pool. Colin Pace (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 89-5-0; Andy Boffin (Moorlands) 83-11-0; Dave Harrison (Moorlands) 80-13-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure,Harvington, Island Pool, Wed. 12. Martin Room (Acorn Angling) 85-8-0, carp and tench, poled pellet and ground. bait feeder, peg 8. Terry Winstone (Bone Hill Mill) 70-4-0; James Berry (CTAC) 61-0-0. Thurs. 14, Middle Pool. James Berry (CTAC) 74-2-0, carp and tench, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 16. Andy Stone (Dons Angling Club) 73-6-0; Dennis Carter (Manor Farm Leisure) 56-8-0. Sat. 19, Island Pool. Terry Winstone (Bone Hill Mill) 89-4-0, carp and tench, poled pellet and pellet feeder, peg 14. Ian Wheeldon (Mosella) and Andy pollard (Daiwa Gordon League) both 85-14-0; Paul Alder (Manor Farm Leisure) 46-2-0. Sun. 13, Boundry Pool. Chris Bell (Manor Farm leisure) 74-2-0, carp, tench and skimmers, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 8. Tony Knights (Littleton Angling Club) 41-12-0; Alan Ainsworth (Mid-City) 39-8-0.

Newport Autumn Series, Morgans Pond. Sun.18. Andis Schneider (Newport) 14-8-0, skimmers and better bream on pole and pellets, peg 84 and Nicky Belcher (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 14-8-0, bream and skimmers on pole and pellets, peg 28; Rob Sims (Garry Evans Tackle) 13-14-8; Neil Harrington (Garry Evans Tackle) 12-4-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Molands Mere, Wed. 14. Steve White (Kobra Feeders) 70-8-0, carp, Method and meat, peg 15. Wayne Ainsworth (Mid-City) 52-5-0; John Burchell (Packington) 47-9-0. Sat. 26, Gearys Level. Andy Findlay (Preston Innovations/Korum) 75-11-0, carp, Method and meat, peg 17. Craig O’Brien (Fast Feeders) 32-10-0; Martin Wood (Maver Solihull Angling Centre) 29-0-0. Sun. 26, Molands Mere. Ray Quinney (Packington) 50-3-0, carp, Method and maggot, peg 8. Dave Hough (Packington) 40-3-0; Dave Elliott (Packington) 30-12-0.

Parkes Hall AC, Sion Farm, Worcester, Sun. 16. Paul Cartwright (Parkes Hall) 63-15-0, five carp and six skimmers, poled pellet, peg 8; Darryl Eagles (Parkes Hall) 55-10-0; Darren Turner (Parkes Hall) 46-8-0.

Patshull Park, Pattingham, Shropshire, Sun. Traditional Settings Winter League, great Lake, 14. Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 40-0-0, bream to 5 lb and skimmers, slider and sweetcorn/worm, peg 54 boats; Gary Johnson (Sensas) 21-10-0; John Gill (Wolverhampton) 19-5-0. Sun. Great Lake, 30. barry hall (Sensas) 53-1-0, bream to 4 lb and skimmers, feeder fished worm, peg 57 boats; Kim Kibble (Swan AC) 51-2-0; Jim Gear (Stafford) 45-10-0.

Poole Hall Fishery, Alveley, Salop, Heron Pool, Wed. 10. Alan Goode (Stevens Tackle) 84-6-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 31. Dave Day (Poole Hall) 61-4-0; Brian Wakelin (Poole Hall) 50-8-0. Sun. 9, Heron Pool. Mike Morley (Poole Hall) 32-4-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 45. Jim Wakefield (Poole Hall) 15-6-0; John Bwala (Halesowen) 12-4-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Salop, Ash and Hawthorn Pools, Mon. 10. Jason Elwell (Pro Star Wednesbury) 150-1-0, carp to 8lb, poled pellet and paste down the side, peg 3, Ash Pool. Harry Colley Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 90-9-0; Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 62-4-0; Colin Wozak (Telford) 59-11-0. Wed. 10, Stock Pool. Phil Shaw (Lower Hill Farm) 121-8-0, carp to 4lb, poled pellet at 12m fished shallow, peg 7. Colin Wozak (Telford) and Bob Tromans (Fiery Holes) both 60-7-0; Mick Jameson (Mid-Leisure) 48-5-0. Thurs. 10, Sycamore Pool. Ed Turner (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 98-11-0, carp to 9lb and barbel to 2lb, poled pellet and corn at 4m and down the side, peg 24. Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 71-15-0; Dave Barnard (Rod and Gun) 67-15-0; Pete Ricketts (New Willenhall) 60-10-0. Sat. 12, Ash and Hawthorn Pools. Andy Bayliss Kyte (Maver/Sonu) 86-7-0, carp, poled pellet at 10m and close in, peg 23, Ash Pool. Matt Stobbs (Oakengates Angling Centre) 71-14-0; Dave Craggs (Maver) 61-1-0. Sun. 43, Larch and Willow Pools. Dave Hailey (Preston Innovations Boldings pools) 119-13-0, carp to 8lb, poled pellet at 5 and 10m, peg 5, Larch Pool. Sean Barber (Maver) 88-15-0; Andy Bayliss Kyte (Maver/Sonu) 80-12-0; Mark Lloyd (Oakengates Angling Centre) 75-2-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire, Tues. Ghost Pool, 18. Mark Taylor (Shakespeare) 173-12-0, carp to 10 lb, poled pellet, peg 8; M. Walker (Woodlands) 71-2-0; John Dickens (Fiery Holes AC) 52-8-0; C. Edmunds (Woodlands) 51-0-0; M. Owen (Bilston Angling Centre) 44-8-0. Sat. Deans Pool, 20. P. Hodge (Woodlands) 194-12-0, carp to 10 lb, poled pellet, peg 14; Chris Senter (Alan’s Tackle, Worcester) 105-2-0; Stuart Farmer (Woodlands) 87-8-0; danny Ludgate (Woodlands) 57-0-0; G. Collet (Starlets Veterans) 51-0-0; M. Hodge (Woodlands) 43-12-0. Sun. Deans Pools, 30. Chris Senter (Alan’s Tackle, Worcester) 135-4-0, carp to 10 lb, poled pellet, peg 37; Rob Camden (Pershore) 111-3-0 (eight carp only); P. Watts (Woodlands) 102-2-0; P. Wedge (Woodlands) 97-12-0; Chris Cameron (Mosella) 87-10-0; Gary Kirkham (Spa Browning MG) 78-14-0.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Pole-only. Wed.13. Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 182-1-0, carp to 7lb on corn fished in the margins, peg 19 on Sophie’s Pond; Andrew Mumford (Tredegar) 162-2-0; Alan Davies (Cardiff Nomads) 129-8-0; Tony Summers (Wye Angling) 94-0-0.

Rough Hay AC, Northgate Fishery, Wychnor, Staffordshire, Sun. 20. Jez Meredith (Rough Hay AC) 103-10-0, carp to 3 lb, poled paste, peg 6; Peter Taylor (Rough Hay AC) 83-14-0; Kevin Woodward (Rough Hay AC) 72-3-0.

Sirhowy, Redhill Fishery. Sun.19. Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 181-2-0, carp on top three and corn, peg 2 on Sophie’s Pond; Phil Weaver (Newport) 163-0-0; Alan Davies (Trealaw) 146-5-0; Keith Grande (Tredegar) 136-0-0.

Spencer Works, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sat.24. Alan Davies (Trealaw) 68-3-0, carp between 1lb and 2lb on long pole and pellets, peg 35 on Penny’s Pond; Peter Meese (Penarth) 41-4-0; Dave Turberville (Newport) 34-4-0; Les McCarthy (Newport) 33-2-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sun. 12. Ian Haddon (Weddington) 6-9-4, skimmers to 2 lb, roach, poled punched bread and caster, peg 26; Alan Newman (Stirrup Cup) 4-10-12; Graham Massey (Dams and Lock) 3-11-8; Tony Robertson (Stirrup Cup) 2-13-4; Dave Freestone (Three Ems) 2-10-0.

Wassel Grove Fishery, Stourbridge, West Midlands, Sat. Match Pool, 17. Terry Homer (Club 2000) 48-3-0, F1s to 2 lb, poled pellet, peg 45; Shaun Smith (Wassel Grove) 38-9-0; Neil Davies (Club 2000) 34-2-0; Dave ‘Frank’ Highfield (Upatree AC) 29-13-0; Lindon Budworth (Club 2000) 24-4-0.

Wolverhampton AA, Shropshire Union Canal, Brewood, Staffordshire, Sun. 34. Dave Lloyd (maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 11-13-11, roach and skimmers, poled squatt and caster, peg 33; Ian Saiger (Stafford) 10-7-0; Dean Williams (Team Eclipse) 8-10-10; Ben Garbett (Dudley Bait and Tackle) 8-5-1; Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 7-15-0; Dave Hughes (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 7-12-0.

Wolverhampton Over 60s, Shropshire Union Canal, Autherley, Wolverhampton, Wed. 21. Cliff Harrison (Bridgtown) 9-6-2, roach, poled hempseed, peg 1; Dennis Sumner (Bilston Angling Centre) 5-13-12; John Bunne (West Bromwich) 5-11-6.