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West Midlands Angler’s Mail Matches for April 13/14 2013





Beechdale AC, Larford Lakes, Astley Cross, Worcestershire, Sun. Match Lake, 12. Mark Shillman (Beechdale AC) F1s and carp to 3 lb, poled pellet, peg 18; Tony Bird (Beechdale AC) 85-2-0; Martin Whittaker (Beechdale AC) 78-9-0.

Bishop’s Bowl Fishery, Bishop’s Itchington, Warwickshire, Sun. Summer League, Marshes One, 21. Andy Pell (Daiwa Guru) 43-5-0, tench and small carp, poled caster and pellet; Jake King (Miracle Baits) 36-8-0; Mick Wheeler (Chiltern Baits) 34-0-0; Simon Cordingley (Maver UK) 24-12-0.

Bridgnorth Comrades, Woodcote Hall Fishery, Newport, Shropshire, Sun. Priory Pool, 12. Derek Causer (Bridgnorth Comrades) 45-3-0, nine carp, poled sweetcorn and pellet, peg 16; Alan Richards (Coseley) 23-15-0; Dave Winwood (Bridgnorth Comrades) 21-9-0; Graham Wade (Smethwick) 20-13-0.

Buckley, Trap Pool. Sun. Pete Evans (Buckley) 27-12-0, roach, bream and ide, peg 7; Graham Davidson (Buckley) 22-7-0; Mike Delve (Buckley) 17-7-0.

Cashmores AC, Trent and Mersey Canal, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, Sat. 21. Tony Kulik (Cashmores AC) 2-1-14 small roach and gudgeon plus a bonus 1 lb perch to chopped worm; Colin Talbot (Cashmores AC) 1-6-9; Josh Millard (Cashmores AC) 1-5-4.

Cefn Fforest Summer League, round 1. Redhill Fishery. Sun. 33.Adam Jones (Cefn Hengoed) 68-4-0, carp and bream on long pole and maggots, peg 9 on Penny’s Pond; Carl Roper (Risca) 58-0-0; Ryan Thomas (Bargoed) 44-8-0; Ken Roper (Oakdale) 42-0-0.

Cefn Mably Lakes, Over-50s, Wed.10. Iain Stuart (Glamorgan Rebels) 55-8-0, bream and carp on pole and corn over pellets, peg 12 on Willow Pool; Bob Mitchell (Cefn Mably) 52-12-0; James Smithson (Cardiff) 46-12-0. Match Lake. Sat.14. Lee Pesticcio (Cardiff) 63-0-0, carp on sticky maggot feeder, peg by car park; Barrie Richards (Cardiff) 44-0-0; Richard Candy (Cardiff Nomads) 38-2-0.

Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Heron Pool, Thurs. 16. Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 32-10-0, carp, pellet waggler, peg 5. Frank Bradley (Hasbury Angling Club) 31-4-0; Ken Hicks (Elmbridge) 31-0-0. Sat. 19, Pheasant Pool. Darren Painter (Baggeridge Angling Club) 72-10-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 13. Carl Stevens (Baggeridge Angling Club) 66-4-0; Steve Lowe (Edward Howells) 61-8-0. Sun. 31, Heron and Peacock Pools. Carl Bennett (J and P Tackle) 73-0-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 19, Peacock Pool. Paul Hammond (Elmbridge) 71-0-0; Brian Johnson (Yardley Wood Social Club) 60-0-0; Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 59-0-0.

Fish’O’Mania Qualifier, Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, Sat. 130. Darren Cox (Kamasan Starlets) 82-7-0, F1s to pellet shallow and a few carp to 10 to pellet from the margins, Sycamore 6; Andy Moors (Maver Pickering’s) 78-11-0; Jonathon Trivett (Rose and Crown) 70-4-0; Sean Barber (Maver Midlands) 60-1-0; Philip Weaver (Cwmbran Nobblers) 58-2-0.

Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks, Canal Pool, Mon. 18. Chris Neale (Rutlanders) 62-6-0, F1s, roach, stockies and skimmers, poled pellet down the edge, peg 7. Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 53-4-0; Dave Chapman (White Hart Coventry) 46-4-0; Graham Young (Youngs Match Group) 43-3-0. Tues. 19 over 50’s, Top Pool. Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 42-14-0, F1s and stockies, poled pellet at 6m and down the edge, peg 27. Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 41-7-0; Jim Wills (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 36-9-0; Dave Chapman (White Hart Coventry) 35-15-0. Wed. 17, House Pool 1. Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 57-8-0, F1s, roach, skimmers and barbel, poled pellet at 11m to the island, peg 4. Les Aryes (Alvechurch Fishery) 50-13-0; Warren Beech (Alvechurch Fishery) 45-4-0; Ian Shirley (Tunnel Barn Farm) 41-13-0. Thurs. 51 Veterans, High, Jennys and Top Pool. Dave Chapman (White Hart Coventry) 94-0-0, F1s, stockies and koi, poled pellet at 14m to the island, peg 15, High Pool. John Berry (White Hart Coventry) 78-9-0; Roy Hughes (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 47-9-0; Tony James (Barford) 46-1-0; Alan Higgs (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 45-6-0; Dave Atkins (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 43-4-0. Sat. 36, Top and House Pool 2. Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 107-0-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled caster through slop down the edge, peg 11, Top Pool. Stu Palser (Middy) 98-9-0; Malcolm Jones (Banbury Gunsmiths) 96-11-0; David James (Mosella) 91-1-0; John Stockton (Barford) 89-8-0; Ade Mansfield (Shakespeare Super Team) 79-12-0. Sun. 53, New and House Pool 2. David James (Mosella) 136-4-0, F1s, poled pellet through groundbait at 2m down the side, peg 21, House Pool 2. Paul Yates (Drennan) 126-1-0; Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 95-3-0; Darren Bolton (Maver Midlands) 83-5-0; Paul Holmes (Doncaster Angling Centre) 79-11-0; Scott Doodson (Preston Innovations) 79-9-0.

Goodyear AC, Greenaways Pool, Pattingham, Shropshire, Sun. 17. JJ Gallacher (Goodyear AC) 87-9-0, carp to 5 lb, poled sweetcorn, peg 14; Steve Gallacher (Goodyear AC) 33-11-0; Paul Martin (Goodyear AC) 29-12-0; Gary Jackson (Goodyear AC) 27-11-0.

Graham Jones Angling Club, Elmbridge Fishery, Heron Pool, Sat. 17. Stewart Jones (Graham Jones Angling Club) 28-8-0, carp, poled pellet in the margin, peg 36. Mark McKade (Lifestyle Windows) 26-12-0; Harry Robinson (Graham Jones Angling Club) 24-4-0; John Platt (Graham Jones Angling Club) 18-8-0.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Sat. 15. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 46-2-0, carp and tench, poled meat, peg 31. Paul Thompson (Hawkesbury) 37-15-0; John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 35-8-0. Sun. 19. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 45-15-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 22. Paul Reynolds (Hawkesbury) 36-12-0; Luke Johnson (Hawkesbury) 34-10-0. Double header for Richard Grant.

Holgan Farm, Llawhaden. Sun. 16. Keith Moore (Haverfordwest) 70-8-0, carp on pole and corn, peg on Carp Lake; Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) and Kevin Ellaby (Briton Ferry) 50-0-0.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, Staffordshire, Sat. New Match Pool, 12. Icky Kull (Wood End) 41-3-0, F1s to 8 oz, poled pellet, peg 15; Jordan Hall (Maver Midlands/Bag ‘em Baits) 40-10-0; Dave Swift (King’s Pools) 38-1-0.

Maver Solihull Angling Centre, Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Molands Mere, Wed. 22. Phil Canning (Packington) 47-9-0, F1s, poled pellet fished shallow, peg 4, £55 bonus peg. Criag O’Brien (Fast Feeders) 40-5-0; Derek Hartshorn (Swann Baits) 40-0-0.

Merthyr Tydfil Ladies Trophy, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sat.10. Anya Earp (Merthyr) 12-14-0, carp on pole and corn; Janice Farr (Merthyr) 8-14-0; Dawn Sayce Jones 8-0-0.

Military Inter Services Championships, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Penkridge, Stafford, Wed. 30. Steve Hutter (Garbolino RAF) 8-10-8, all roach, poled punched bread, peg 30; Graham Welton (Garbolino RAF 6-11-8; Mick McCartney (Vespe Army) 5-14-8; Scott Rispin (Vespe Army) 5-9-0; Mick Herbert (Vespe Army) 4-1-0; Craig Tucker (Maver Royal Navy) 4-0-0. Teams: Vespe Army 15; Garbolino RAF 18; Maver Royal Navy 27.

Monk Hall Fishery, Monkhopton, Salop, Lark and Swallow Pools, Sun. 14. Steve Owen (Ians Tackle) 66-6-0, F1s, carp, roach and rudd, poled pellet, peg 16, Lark Pool. Kevin Curton (Monk Hall) 61-12-0; Ben Stanford (Bilston Angling Centre) 54-13-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs, Moors Pool. Bill ‘Basil’ Rathbone (St Francis All Comedians, Shelfield, Walsall) 32-4-0, F1s, poled pellet down the edge, peg 11. George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 30-12-0; Keith Wright (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 19-14-0. Wed. 17 over 50’s, Bank and Island Pools. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 46-8-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet at 14m, peg 14, Island Pool. Dave Williams (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 41-12-0; Lawrence Connolly (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 40-0-0. Thurs. 17, Silver Pool. Tony Stead (West Midlands Police) 43-0-0, F1s, poled pellet at 8m, peg 33. Bill ‘Basil’ Rathbone (St Francis All Comedians, Rushall, Walsall) 34-2-0; Keith Wright (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 33-0-0. Sat. 30, Silver, Moors and Island Pools. Chris Hill (Mosella) 78-8-0, F1s, poled pellet down the edge, peg 2, Silver Pool. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 72-8-0; Colin Pace (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 55-15-0. Sun. 45, Meadow, Moors and Island Pools. Iwan Mills (Robins Timber) 53-6-0, F1s, poled pellet down the edge, peg 11, Moors Pool. Scott Poynton (Browning Midlands) 50-7-0; Lee Richards (Packington) 47-2-0; Des Ravenall (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 39-12-0; Adam Wyatt (Golden Maggots) 37-11-0; Mick Henshall (Fosters) 35-6-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Island Pool, Wed. 16. Barry Duggan (Warwick Portobello) 104-8-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and pellet feeder, peg 23. Chris Harrison (Baileys of Warwick) 92-8-0; Mark Malin (Colmic/Bait Tec) 66-6-0; Andy Grimes (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 63-6-0. Thurs. 19, Windmill and Boundry Pools. Andy Stone (Arthurs Angling Supplies) peg 15, Windmill Pool, and Graham Whitmore (South Redditch) peg 17, Boundry Pool, both 38-8-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and pellet feeder. John Halfpenny (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 35-0-0; Terry Arnold (Swindon Tribe) 30-14-0. Sat. 20, Boundry Pool. Steve Partington (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 55-12-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and pellet waggler, peg 8. Paul Alder (Fishermans Friend) 50-8-0; Rob Avery (Manor Farm Leisure) 46-4-0; Andy Grimes (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 45-4-0. Sun. 22, Windmill and Boundry Pools. Chris Cameron (Middy) 79-0-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 34, Boundry Pool. Mark Hemming (Lodge Park) 78-8-0; Peter Southall (TRAC) 69-12-0; Rob Avery (Manor Farm Leisure) 48-4-0; Roger Needham (Bamber Bridge Angling Club) 47-4-0.

Newport, Woodstock Pond. Thurs. 7. Alan Davies (Trealaw) 61-0-0, F1s on long pole and pellets, peg 18 on canal side; Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 59-0-0; John Mack (Newport) 48-8-0. Sun. 17. Nick Jones (Pontypool) 71-0-0, F1s and bream on feeder and pellets, peg 8 on canal side; Nicky Belcher (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 60-12-0; Jeff Parfitt (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 55-0-0; Giles Cochrane (Cwmbran) 50-0-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Gearys Level, Sun. 20. Fred Coxon (Ringer Baits) 46-1-0, carp, pellet feeder, peg 30. Tony Morton (Preston Innovations) 35-11-0; Steve White (Kobra Feeders) 26-12-0.

Parkes Hall Angling Club, Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcestershire, Sun. Bank Pool, 14. Darren Jeavons (Parkes Hall AC) 59-14-0, carp to 12 lb, poled sweetcorn, peg 15; Jamie Trevis (Parkes Hall AC) 48-1-0; Les Harris (Parkes Hall AC) 42-12-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Salop, Beech and Hawthorn Pools, Mon. 12. Tony Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 72-11-0, carp to 6 lb, poled pellet and corn at 14m, peg 29, Beech Pool. Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 65-12-0; Matt Stockton (Bridgnorth) 30-1-0; Rob Hancox (Bridgnorth) 30-0-0. Wed. 12, Oak Pool. Howard Williams (Boldings) 52-13-0, carp to 4 lb, poled pellet and maggot at 10m, peg 16. Darren Cook, (Bridgnorth) 44-11-0; Dave Cook (Bridgnorth) 41-5-0. Thurs. 25, Chestnut and Sycamore Pools. Brian Clarke (Boldings) 70-2-0, carp and bream to 4 lb, poled pellet and maggot at 14m, peg 28, Chestnut Pool. Matt Stobbs (Oakengates Angling Centre) 63-0-0; Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 59-0-0; Dave Barnard (Rod and Gun) 57-2-0; Tony Woolaston (Fattys Tackle) 44-6-0; Sean Barber (Maver Midlands) 45-6-0. Sun. 40, Willow, Sycamore and Larch Pools. Simon Christian (Old Ghost) 107-2-0, carp to 5lb including ghosties and barbel to 3 lb, poled pellet at 14m fished shallow, peg 17, Willow Pool. Jamie Langford (Maver Midlands) 105-10-0; Richard Duke (Bridgnorth) 93-6-0; Adam Rumble (Maver Gold/Bag ’em’ Baits) 67-0-0; Steve Hall (Oswestry) 61-1-0; John Wild (Stafford) 58-11-0; Andy Kyte (Maver/Sonu) 57-6-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View Fishery, Hadley, Worcester, Worcestershire, Tues. Ghost Pool, 15. Jason Stone (Peg One Woodlands) 62-5-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet and sweetcorn, peg 22; Steve Middleton (Browning West Midlands) 50-0-0; Ivan Smith (Peg One Woodlands) 25-0-0. Thurs. Club Korum Pool, 15. Mark Panner (Woodlands) 22-0-0, mixed, peg 15; Anna Blythe (Evesham) 21-0-0; Rob Blythe (Evesham) 16-8-0. Sat. Deans Pool, 20. D. Brownhill (Woodlands) 88-12-0, carp to 10 lb, poled pellet and sweetcorn, peg 41; D. Cook (Peg One Woodlands) and Ivan Smith (Peg One Woodlands) both 61-8-0; D. Cole (Peg One Woodlands) 40-0-0. Sun. Arles Pool, 20. Wayne Panting (Midland Bears) 70-14-0, carp and silvers, poled sweetcorn and pellet, peg 38; Rob Camden (Peg One Woodlands) 50-8-0; Stuart Hipkiss (Frenzee) 49-12-0; M.Belridge (Woodlands) 39-12-0.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Pole-only. Wed.12. Alan Davies (Trealaw) 71-0-0, carp on long pole and pellets, peg 18 on Sophie’s Pond; Rob Dyer (Swansea) 68-10-0; Frank Davies (Rhymney) 63-13-8.

Sirhowy, Staunton Court. Sun. 20. Mike Williams (Cross Hands) 150-0-0, carp to double figures on pellet waggler, peg half way along the concrete bank; Rob Jones (Neath) 72-0-0; Geoff Ford (Swansea) 68-8-0; Alan Davies (Trealaw) 56-0-0.

Spencer Works, Staunton Court. Sat. 20. Phil Rawlings (Newport) 66-12-0, carp between 7lb and 10lb on pole fished corn over pellets, trough peg; Gary Fisher (Newport) 39-11-0; Alan Davies (Trealaw) 39-10-0; Barry Jones (Newport) 39-0-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sun. 11. Graham Massey (Dams and Lock) 1-11-8, forty roach and miniscule skimmers, poled squatt, peg 23; Paul Murrin (Browning Lifestyle) 1-6-4; Sam Lewis (Three Ems) 0-5-12; Alan Newman (Stirrup Cup) 0-5-4; Dave Lloyd (Stirrup Cup) 0-4-8; Clark Taylor (Stirrup Cup) 0-4-4.

Wassell Grove Fisheries, Hagley, Stourbridge, West Midlands. Sat. Pairs league, round two, Match and Brook Pools, 16. Terry Homer (Club 2000) 72-0-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet, Brook Pool peg 2; DJ Williams (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 60-12-0; Linden Budworth (Club 2000) 60-2-0; Alan Gethen (Club 2000) 51-8-0; Paul Hadlington (Club 2000) 49-8-0; Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 40-8-0. Pairs: Terry Homer/Linden Budworth (Club 2000) 2; DJ Williams (Halesowen Royal British Legion)/Paul Hadlington (Club 2000) 4; Alan Gethen/Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 6.

White Springs, Pontarddulais. Wed.12. Lew Spinks (Swansea) 65-2-0, carp on pole and pellets, peg on New Canal; Alan Godrich (Swansea) 47-0-0; Brian Bevan (Swansea) 38-6-0. Sun. 20. Ernie Mitchell (Swansea) 37-4-0, carp on pole and pellets, peg by aerator; Mike Corsini (Swansea) 37-1-0; John Morgan (Swansea) 35-4-0; Jamie Davies (Swansea Juniors) 34-12-0.

Wolverhampton AA, Individual Spring League, Shropshire Union Canal, Autherley, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, Sun. 33. Gary Ward (Dudley Bait and Tackle) 9-8-14, bream, skimmers and roach, poled bread punch and caster, peg 18; Eric Gardner (Team Eclipse) 8-0-2; Bruce Birch (Team GB Four Ashes Athletico) 7-9-10; Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 7-2-0; Steve Broome (Bilston Angling Centre) 6-9-0; Dave Richards (Team GB Four Ashes Athletico) 6-0-0. Sat. Staffs-Worcs Canal, Acton Trussell, Stafford, 9. Nigel Clayton (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 13-5-0, two chub and silvers, poled chopped worm and caster, peg 10; Mel Wood (Team GB Four Ashes Athletico) 12-8-0; Bob Edgerton (Goodyear AC) 7-1-0; Paul Turner (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 5-12-0; Tony Eagles (Team GB Four Ashes Athletico) 5-9-0; Jamie Edgerton (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 4-12-0.

Wolverhampton Over 60s, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Round House, Gailey, Staffordshire, Wed. 21. Roy Grosvenor (Bridgtown) 3-6-15, one small carp and a few bits, poled caster, peg 21; Barry Lewis (Bridgtown) 3-1-4; John Walters (Bridgtown) 2-9-10.



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