Match star Gareth Drury gives a stickfloat masterclass in this week’s Angler’s Mail, targeting a species that feeds in the cold.



West Midlands Angler’s Mail Kamasan Qualifiers for December 8/9 2012.


* Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm Saturday WL, House Pools 1 and 2 plus the New Pool, Sun. 72. Paul Caswell (MCM Bag ’em’ Baits) 115-8-0, carp and F1s, dobbed bread shallow at 14 metres, peg 23, Club Pool; Pete Hancox (Browning Pro-Sport) 75-15-0; Matt Smith (MCM Bag ’em’ Baits) 67-2-0; Paul Ainsworth (Mid-City) 58-12-0; Daz Shipley (Middy Express) 55-3-0; Mark ‘Magic’ Johnson (Neaths Four) 52-5-0.

Teams: MCM Bag ’em’ Baits 61; Middy Express 58; Banbury Gunsmiths 57; Garbolino Bag ’em’ Baits 51; Barston and Match Fishing Drawbags both 49.

League: Barston 227; Banbury Gunsmiths 218; Garbolino Bag ’em’ Baits and MCM Bag ’em’ Baits both 206; Match Fishing Drawbags 203; Litchfield Match Group 187.


* Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm Sunday WL, House Pools 1 and 2 plus the New Pool, Sun. 50. Matt Smith (Mosella) 69-4-0, F1s, dobbed bread, peg 13, House Pool 2; Stu Palser (Chambers Champs) 50-8-0; Shaun Little (Mosella Black Country) 49-4-0; Paul Caswell (Phoenix) 48-3-0; Ben Hart (Tunnel Barn Farm All Stars) 45-3-0; Curtis Tranter (Mosella Black Country) 36-13-0.

Teams: Mosella Black Country 20; Chambers Champs 22; Phoenix 29; Haines Angling Centre 39; Tunnel Barn Farm All Stars 40.

Final League: Champions, Chambers Champs 8; Mosella Black Country 10; Phoenix and Tunnel Barn Farm Alll Stars both 23; Haines Angling Centre 26.


* Packington Somers, Gearys Level, Little Gearys, Molands Mere, Grats and Willow Pools, Sun. 90. John Batey (Packington) 34-5-0, F1s, pole then banjo feeder and pellet, peg 7, on Little Gearys; Steve Edwards (Packington) 31-11-0; Alan Hill (Packington) 24-6-0; Roy Beasley (Packington) 20-3-0.


* Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Beech, Oak, Sycamore, Chestnut and Larch Pools, Sun. 82. Steve Roberts (Oakengates Angling Centre) 63-1-0, carp to 6 lb, poled maggot at 10 metres, peg 5, Beech Pool; Scott Doodson (Preston Innovations) 53-11-0; Kevin Melville (Matrix Total Angling) 49-5-0; Gareth Emlyn (Oakengates Angling Centre) 42-9-0; Adam Slade (Sedgley) 39-11-0; Clive Wynn (Tri-Cast Weston) 37-15-0.


* Stafford Izaak Walton Winter League, Final round, Trent and Mersey Canal, Shirleywich, Hoo Mill and Shugborough, Sun. 90. Steve Dudley (Browning Lifestyle Red 16-3-11, one carp of 9 lb 4 oz plus perch, poled chopped worm, ‘plantation’ draw, Shugborough; Nigel Clayton (Maver Tipton Red) 10-0-5; Paul Andrews (Team Les O) 8-0-15; Rob Quinn (Shakespeare Superteam) 6-1-10; Bruce Birch (Team GB Four Ashes Association) 6-1-6; Jason Cunningham (Shakespeare Superteam) 6-1-0.

Teams: Browning Lifestyle Red 75; Shakespeare Superteam 71; Maver Tipton Red 58; Eclipse Green 53; Dams and Lock 51; Browning Lifestyle Blue 50.

Final League: Browning Lifestyle Red 395; Shakespeare Superteam 374; Eclipse Green 323; Maver Tipton Red 322; Team GB Four Ashes Association 298; Browning Lifestyle Blue 289.



Other match fishing results


Aberglais, Phocle Pool, Ross on Wye. Sat.18. Gary Miles (Merthyr) 139-8-0, all carp on pole and caster, peg 10 on the deep water; Mark Williams (Abertysswg) 104-0-0; Frank Davies (Tredegar) 44-6-0; Terry Jones (Merthyr) 33-8-0.


Bilston Angling Centre, Shropshire Union Canal, Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire, Wed. 15. Dennis Sumner (Bilston Angling Centre) 7-3-0, roach, poled squatt, peg 2; Steve Lovell (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 6-8-9; Barry Williams (Bilston Angling Centre) 6-8-7. Sun. Staffs-Worcs Canal, Bladon Road, Pendeford, 10. John hall (Bilston Angling Centre) 2-9-12, roach, poled punched bread, peg 9; Craig Cope (Bilston Angling Centre) 2-8-7; Martin Spruce (Bilston Angling Centre) 2-8-4.


Bridgnorth AS, Severn, Linley Bank, Sun. 22. Jez Williams (Canalside Tackle) 9-1-0, 2 barbel, straight lead and meat, peg 53, Damson Trees. Brian Preece (Bridgnorth Angling Society) 5-1-0; John Webb (Bridgnorth Angling Society) 2-9-0.


Buckley Over-50s Rover, Trap Pool. Thurs.12. Mal Griffiths (Buckley) 10-9-0, peg 36; Pete Evans (Buckley) 9-11-0; Derek Long 8-5-0.



Carter Christmas Competition, Cannop Ponds, Forest of Dean. Sun. 16. Nick Stephens

(Yorkley) 5-1-0, three bream on groundbait feeder and maggots, peg on road bank; John Annis (Lydney) 3-9-0; Terry McKenzie (Yorkley) 2-9-0; Keith Ricketts (Yorkley) 2-5-0.


Cefn Mably Over-50s, Match Lake. Wed.10. John Mack (Newport) 80-8-0, carp on long pole and pellet, peg on car park bank; Gary fisher (Newport) 70-0-0; Bob Mitchell (Cefn Mably) 67-7-0.


Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks, Kobra Feeders Affordables, Lake 4, Wed. 19. Steve Haywood (Middy) 74-10-0, carp, straight lead and bread, peg 3. Andrew Wakelin (Mansfield) 56-12-0; Nick Weed (Ketteringham) 34-4-0. Thurs. 22, Lizard Pool. Steve Haywood (Middy) 43-0-0, carp, poled bread, peg 16. Craig Harrison (Attleborough Sports) 11-0-0; Phil Hull (Lanes Baits) 10-2-0. Double header for Steve Haywood.


Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Peacock Pool, Thurs. 12. Alan Espery (Elmbridge) 48-0-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 18. Ivan Laight (Elmbridge) 44-3-0; Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 40-4-0.


Furnace Mill Fishery, Wyre, Bewdley, Worcestershire, Sun. 13. Dean Sheldon (Fosters) 49-0-0, carp, poled pellet and sweetcorn, peg 47 Mucky Meadow; John Knight (Willow Creek) 38-6-0; Kevin Williams (Wolverhampton) 34-7-0.


Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks, Bottom Pool, Mon. 18. Dave Callahan (Measham Redfins Angling Centre) 24-2-0, carp, poled pellet at 6m, peg 18. Dave Chapman (White Hart Coventry) 23-0-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 18-3-0; Steve Birch (Northfields) 14-1-0. Tues. 31 over 50’s, Top and Canal Pools. Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 57-2-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled pellet at 6m, peg 17, Canal Pool. Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 50-5-0; John Talbot (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 42-15-0; George Harrison (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 37-1-0. Wed. 19, House Pool 2. Andy Searle (Middy) 49-11-0, F1s and stockies, poled pellet at 6m and down the right hand side, peg 33. Wayne Ainsworth (Mid-City) 37-15-0; Tony Ainsworth (Mid-City) 26-10-0; Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 26-5-0. Thurs. 45 Vererans, New Pool and House Pool 2. Jim Davenport (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 19-14-0, F1s, roach and gudgeon, poled pellet at 7 and 12m, peg 27, House Pool 2. Roy Sturdy (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 19-13-0; Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 17-5-0; Jim Wills (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 9-10-0; Ken Turner (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 9-0-0. Fri. 17, Canal Pool. Tom Neale (Rutlanders) 24-7-0, F1s, roach goldfish and skimmers, poled pellet at 7 and 12m, peg 1. Joe Carass (Match Fishing) 18-7-0; Les Wetton (Tunnel Barn Farm/F1 Baits) 15-12-0; Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 15-8-0.


Goodyear AC, Shropshire Union Canal, Cowley Tunnel, Gnosall, Stafford, 12. Ray Bates (Goodyear AC) 0-15-0, roach, poled bread punch, peg 3; Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 0-13-10; Colin Upton (Goodyear AC) 0-10-0.


Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks, Sat. 13. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) roach and bream, waggler and maggot, peg 9. Rolly Sturdy (Hawkesbury/Tetley) 16-15-0; Dennis Saunders (Hawkesbury) 16-10-0. Sun. 19. Dennis Lutwytche (Hawkesbury) 19-2-0, bream, Method and corn, peg 33. Dave Ashdown (Hawkesbury) 17-1-0; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 15-2-0.


Holgan Farm, Llawhaden. Match Lake. Sun. 16. James Young (Browning West Wales) 85-12-0, all carp on pole and pellets and legered corn to the island, peg 23; Bombardier Bates (Haverfordwest) 82-12-0; Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 82-0-0.


Izaak Walton Fishery, Chebsey, Stafford, Wed. Canal, 11. John Wild (Stafford) 65-9-0, carp, poled sweetcorn and bread; Gary Willey (Izaak Walton Fishery) 29-8-0; Steph Davis (Tri-Cast Weston) 22-7-0; Alastair Blakeman (Black Country Fisheries) 19-6-0. Sat. Canal, 9. Ray Young (Izaak Walton Fishery) 35-10-0, carp, polded maggot; Gordon Slack (Izaak Walton Fishery) 26-5-0; Neil Edwards (Meir and Longton Royal British Legion) 18-2-0; Paul Shone (Izaak Walton Fishery) 15-14-0.


King’s Pools, Shareshill, Staffordshire, Sat. Big Match Pool, 11. Rob hancock (Short Heath Starlets) 31-11-0, F1s, poled pellet, peg 37; Mattie Stockton Maver Midlands) 30-0-0; Gary Gollins (Swan Elite) 20-8-0. Sun. Big Match Pool, 23. Icky Kull (King’s Pools) 40-3-0, F1s, poled pellet, peg 37; John Cockayne (King’s Pools) 34-11-0; Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 31-9-0.


Lydney Christmas Fayre, Lydney Lake. Sat.35. Paul Grindle (Lydney) 18-4-0, six bream on groundbait feeder and maggots, peg 36; Graham Smith (Lydney) 17-12-0; Nick Stevens (Lydney) 17-8-0; Colin Stevens (Lydney) 16-10-0.


Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs, Wed. 15 over 50’s, Silver Pool. Pete Truman (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 36-1-0, F1s, poled maggot at 10m, peg 10. George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 25-12-0; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 24-7-0. Sat. 1st round Winter League Pairs, 17 pairs=34, Meadow and Silver Pools. Nigel Marchington (Golden Maggots) 74-3-0, carp, straight lead and corn, peg 8, Meadow Pool. Paul Little (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 41-12-0; Colin Bennett (Worcester) 36-15-0. Pairs: Clive Wright (Mosella) and Clive Munslow (Moorlands) 2; Chris Hill (Mosella) and Dave Hill (Fosters) and Colin Bannett (Worcester) and Paul Little (Colin Pace Angling Academy) both 3. Sun. 25, Island, Moors and Middle Pools. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 75-9-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet at 14m, peg 14, Island Pool. Ian Wood (Club 2000) 70-4-0; Simon Christian (Match Box Tipton) 41-14-0.


Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Island Pool, Wed. 14. Horace Davis (Smithys) 58-2-0, carp, straight lead pellet and maggot, peg 12. Colin Woodward (Smithys) 55-0-0; Matt Chapman (Smithys) 46-12-0. Thurs. 12, Island Pool. John Halfpenny (Bromsgrove) 36-4-0, F1s, maggot feeder, peg 37. Andy Grimes (Manor Farm Leisure) 35-0-0; Brett Weatherhead (Manor Farm Leisure) 26-10-0. Sat. 15, Windmill Lake. Shaun Little (MAP Marukyu) 72-0-0, carp, skimmers and roach, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 29. Steve Partington (Mosella) 65-0-0; Andy Grimes (Manor Farm Leisure) 51-2-0. Sun. 15, Windmill Lake. Chris Cameron (Middy) 70-6-0, carp, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 29. Jason Morris (Brewery Angling Club) 56-8-0; Mark Hemming (Lodge Park) 45-4-0.


Newport Christmas Fayre, Woodstock Pond and School Pool. Sat. 44. Chris Hall (Swansea) 32-10-0, bream and 8lb carp on long pole and pellets, peg 1 by car park on Woodstock Pond; Andy Price (Garry Evans Tackle) 25-10-0; Charlie Dempsey (Newport Juniors) 16-12-0; Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 16-9-0; Matt Morgan (Blackwood) 16-8-0; Karl Guerra (Newport) and Tony Hopkins (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) both 15-8-0.


Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Gearys Level, Sat. 15. Ron Savage (Lanes Baits) 9-2-0, small mixed fish, poled pinkie, peg 9. Steve Porter (Marukyu) 7-8-0; John Newton (Smithys) 7-6-0.


Pontymister Christmas Fayre, Crumlin Arm of Monmouthshire Canal at Cross Keys. Sun.29. Richard Harley (Cross Keys) 0-2-0, six roach on pole and pinkie, peg at Hall’s Lane and Jordan Croker (Pontymister Juniors) 0-2-0 three perch on pole and pinkie, peg at the Deeps; Steve Cooper (Risca) 0-1-8; Lionel Barnes (Risca) 0-0-12.


Patshull Park Fishery, Great Lake, Pattingham, Shropshire, Sun. 16. Duncan Biddle (Rod and Gun) 11-3-0, three bream, sweetcorn, peg 44; Dave Ridgeway (Shifnal) 6-2-8; Phil Murphy (Leigh) 6-2-0.


Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Salop, Ash and Beech Pools, Wed. 12. Ian Hughes (Drennan North West) 29-11-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 16, Ash Pool. Dave Gray (Telford) 23-9-0; Mick Jameson (Mid-leisure) 21-13-0; Pete ricketts (New Willenhall) 21-12-0.


Preston Innovations Woodland View Fishery, Hadley, Worcestershire, Tues. High Pool, 15. Wayne Panting (Midland Bears) 25-0-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet and maggot, peg 23; Ian Smith (Worcester) 17-14-0; Steve Wilson (Midland Bears) 17-2-0. Sat. Deans Pool, 20. Danny Ludgate (Mosella) 43-5-0, carp and silvers, poled maggot and pellet, peg 35; P. Calla (Allen’s Tackle, Leamore) 34-3-0; A. Esprey (Woodlands) 31-8-0; A. Morrison (Fisherman’s Friend) 25-8-0. Sun. Deans Pool, 22. S. Cobb (Woodlands) 58-12-0, carp, poled maggot and pellet, peg 12; Simon Farmer (Woodlands) 50-7-0; Chris Senter (Worcester) 47-3-0; Wayne Panting (Midland Bears) 42-0-0.


Redhill Fishery Pole Only, Penny’s Pond. Wed.12. Mark Holden (Sirhowy) 59-0-0, carp to 8lb at 8m on corn over pellets; Tony Summers (Wye Angling) 48-8-0; Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 41-0-0; Frank Davies (Sirhowy) 41-0-0.


Rhymney, River Wye at Boughrood. Sun.17. Keith Price (Tredegar) 18-4-0, chub on feeder and maggots, peg 16; Brian Rees (Rhymney) 11-4-0; John Hancock (Rhymney) 6-5-0.


Sirhowy, Staunton Court. Sun. 20. Mike Williams (Browning West Wales) 47-7-0, carp to 9lb on 14m pole and pellets, peg in middle of green bank; Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 28-5-0; Rob Jones (Neath) 24-0-0; Tony Summers (Wye Angling) 23-0-0.


Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sun. 10. Graham Massey (Dams and Lock) 11-9-4, skimmers and perch to 1 lb, poled squatt, peg 36; Dave Freestone (Three Ems) 10-11-12; Colin Lane (Attleborough Sports) 8-2-12; Derek Reaney (Stirrup Cup) 7-11-0; Digger Conway (Armitage) 7-2-4; Sam Lewis (Three Ems) 6-2-8.


White Springs Fishery, Pontarddulais. Sun.16. James Thomas (Swansea) 65-4-0, bream and carp on long pole and pellets, peg on Old Canal; John Charlesworth (Swansea) 46-8-0; Chris Bradley (Port Talbot) 28-6-0.



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