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West Midlands Angler’s Mail Kamasan Qualifiers for January 5/6 2013.


* Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm WL, House Pools 1 and 2, New, Top and Club Pools, Sat. 74. Jon Arthur (Match Fishing Drawbags) 131-12-0, carp and F1s, poled maggot, peg 31, House Pool 1; Chris Allen (Lichfield Match Group) 88-11-0; Paul Yates (Barston) 87-1-0; Steve Daly (Mid-City) 75-12-0; Ricky Small (Allens Tackle) 74-13-0; Jawad Amer (MCM Bag ’em’ Baits) 74-0-0.

Teams: Match Fishing Drawbags 60; Barston 56; Garbolino Bag ’em’ Baits 54; Lichfield Match Group 53; MCM Bag ’em’ Baits 51; Banbury Gunsmiths 45.

League: Barston 330; Match Fishing Drawbags 325; Banbury Gunsmiths 307; Garbolino Bag ’em’ Baits 304; MCM Bag ’em’ Baits 295; Maver Gold Bag ’em’ Baits 286.


* Hereford Open, River Wye at Belmont. Sun. 52. Rory Jones (Hereford) 33-4-0, small barbel on feeder and maggots and chub under a Bolo float, peg 96; Colin Harvey (D H Angling) 32-2-0; Shaun Gold (W B Clarke) 31-0-0; Terry Parrott (W B Clarke) 26-0-0; Martin Challenger (Sensas Nomads) 25-10-0; Hadrian Whittle (Starlets) 24-12-0.


* Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire, Sun. Pairs League, Round Five, Deans and High Pools, 54. Darren Stonehouse (Browning) 66-1-0, carp and a few silvers, poled pellet and maggot, High pool 28; Lee Cole (Bilston Angling Centre) 56-13-0; Nigel Plumb (Woodlands) 52-3-0; Neil Franks (Alan’s Tackle) 46-14-0; Chris Cameron (Middy) 44-1-0; Stuart Hipkiss (Frenzee) 44-0-0.



Other matches


Bilston Angling Centre Individual League, Round Four, Shropshire Union Canal, Autherley, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, Sun. 30. Ben Garbett (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 9-9-9, roach, poled squatt and pinkie, peg 30; Mel Wood (Team GB Four Ashes Pilferers) 8-7-8; Richard Guest (Maver Midlands) 8-6-9; Bruce Birch (Team GB Four Ashes Pilferers) 6-12-0; Dave Richards (Team GB Four Ashes Pilferers) 6-1-0; Tony Eagles (Team GB Four Ashes Pilferers) 5-5-5.


Blackfords Progressive, Calf Heath Reservoir, Calf Heath, Staffordshire, Sat. 30. Grant Albutt (Garbolino) 70-12-0, seventy skimmers, feeder and maggot/pellet, peg 53; Dave Ridgeway (Shifnal) 27-10-0; Neil Pass (Mansfield) 26-14-0; Paul Bucknell (Little Dawley) 25-1-0.


Cefn Mably Over 50s, Wed. 10. Phil Rawlings (Newport) 48-8-0, carp on pole fished corn over pellets, peg on Willow Pond; John Mack (Newport) 41-0-0; Steve Jones (Cardiff) 34-3-0.


Connah’s Quay, Wepre Pool. Sun. 20. Steve Bampton (Connah’s Quay) 10-7-0, roach and carp; David Batersby (Connah’s Quay) 10-1-0; Bill Morant (Connah’s Quay) 4-14-0.


Docklow Pools, Leominster, Herefordshire, Farmer Jacks Pool, Sat. 11. Steve Greaves (Bury) 32-6-0, mixed, poled maggot and corn, peg 10. Simon Bradford (Leominster) 29-9-0; Dave Grace (Hereford) 25-7-0. Mon. 10, Match Pool. Jez Brown (Erdington) 87-7-0, mixed, poled caster, peg 7. Dave Eastwood (Manchester) 80-8-0; Steve Todd (Huddersfield) 72-13-0.


Furnace Mill Fishery, Wyre, Bewdley, Worcestershire, Sat. Mucky Meadow and Furnace Pools, Sun. 14. Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 82-4-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 2 Furnace; Dean Homer (Club 2000) 69-10-0; Martyn Guest (Furnace Mill) 63-2-0; Daz Randle (Mosella Black Country) 57-15-0.


Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks, Canal and Jennys Pools, Mon. 34. Adam Wakelin (Preston Innovations) 69-0-0, F1s, carp and roach, poled maggot at 16m to the island, peg 17, Jennys Pool. Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 62-1-0; Tony Pears (Newdigate) 61-9-0; Steve Conway (Litchfield) 61-4-0; Matt Barwell (Maver Gold/Bag ’em’ Baits) 60-11-0; Steve Hemmingray (Drennan) 54-12-0. Mon. 18, Bottom Pool. Alan Ainsworth (Mid-City) 54-12-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet at 6m, peg 8. Dave Chapman (White Hart Coventry) 47-2-0; Alex Harper (Tunnel Barn Farm Juniors) 43-0-0. Tues. 23, House Pool 2. Stu Palser (Middy/Banbury Gunsmiths) 37-13-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled maggot at 6 and 14m, peg 21. Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 36-14-0; Wayne Ainsworth (Mid-City) 32-4-0; Ade Mansfield (Maver Gold) 28-14-0. Wed. 17, Club Pool. Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 37-8-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled maggot at 4 and 6m, peg 17. Pete Caton (Dynamite Baits/Banbury Gunsmiths) 25-15-0; Ben Harte (Tamworth Tackle) 22-8-0; Darren Smalley (Tamworth Tackle) 22-6-0. Thurs. 49 Veterans, New Pool and House Pool 2. Alan Robinson (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 47-11-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, wagglered maggot and poled maggot at 6m, peg 49, House Pool 2. John Merchant (Tunnel Barn Farm/Starlet Veterans) 36-11-0; Tony James (Barford Veterans) 33-13-0; Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 32-8-0; John Stratford (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 32-1-0. Fri. 22, High Pool. Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 105-1-0, F1s koi and stockies, poled pellet at 5m, peg 31. Charlie Magurrin (Fosters) 70-0-0; Chris Georgen (Sensas France) 66-5-0. Sun. 33, House Pools 1 and 2. Steve Conway (Litchfield) 111-14-0, carp and F1s, poled maggot at 12m, peg 14, House Pool 1. Darren Smalley (Tamworth Tackle) 96-14-0; David James (Mosella) 78-0-0; Steve Townsend (Banbury Gunsmiths) 70-1-0.


Goodyear Angling Club, Shropshire Union Canal, Ryehill, Church Eaton, Staffordshire, Sun. 19. Mick Round (Goodyear AC) 4-13-0 roach, poled bread punch, peg 7; Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 4-1-0; Gus Godfrey (Goodyear AC) 3-14-10; Roy Biddulph (Goodyear AC) 3-9-8.


Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks, Sun. 17. Grant Merritt (Hawkesbury) 38-8-0, carp, poled pellet and corn, peg 16, bonus peg £50.00. Rolly Sturdy (Hawkesbury/Tetley) 37-2-0; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 35-12-0.


Holgan Farm, Llawhaden. Sun.16. Bombardier Bates (Haverfordwest) 75-12-0, carp on pellets with pole and straight lead, peg on Carp Lake; Chris Wells (Burry Port) 52-0-0; Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 47-14-0.


Iffers, Mathern Mill Fishery, Chepstow. Sat. 17. Wayne Meek (Iffers) 130-7-0, carp to double-figures on pole and corn over pellets, peg on Waterfall Lake; Glyn Sherwood (Wye Angling) 106-6-0; Darran Saunders (Iffers) 84-0-0; Alan Simmonds (Iffers) 61-12-0.


King’s Pools, Shareshill, Staffordshire, Wed. Big Match Pool, 21. Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 53-10-0, F1s, poled pellet, peg 45; Steve Fields (King’s Pools) 43-11-0; Rob hancock (Short Heath starlets) 41-12-0. Sat. Big match Pool, 32. Tony Bird (King’s Pools) 44-12-0, carp to 6 lb, poled maggot, peg 1; Jordan Hall (Maver Midlands/Bag ‘em Baits) 32-12-0; Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 27-11-0. Sun. Big Match and Sy ndicate Pools, 42. Richard Noakes (Allen’s tackle, Leamore) 73-9-0, carp to 6 lb, poled pellet, peg 26; Mattie Stockton (Maver Midlands) 53-10-0; Mitch Davison (Maver Gold/Bag ‘em Baits) 50-12-0.


Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs, Silver, Island and Moors Pools, Tues. 32. Iwan Mills (Robins Timber) 45-0-0, F1s, poled pellet down the edge, peg 12, Moors Pool. George Thomas (Pro-Line) 44-4-0; Neville Groves (Fosters) 39-0-0; Chris Newton (Smithys) 29-7-0. Wed. 30 over 50’s, Meadow, Bank and Island Pools. Richard Massey (Moorlands) 52-12-0, carp and F1s, poled corn at 6m, peg 14, Island Pool. Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 29-12-0; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 26-6-0; Bill Drew (Bewdley) 22-12-0. Thurs. 20, Bank, Moors and Island Pools. Dave Bartlett (Solhampton) 43-12-0, carp, poled pellet at 14m, peg 22, Bank Pool. Bill Drew (Bewdley) 37-12-0; John Newton (Smithys) 29-3-0. Sat. 34=17 pairs, round 3, Silver and Meadow Pools. Dave Williams (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 62-3-0, carp, wagglered corn, peg 53, Meadow Pool. Richard Kings (St Davids Angling Club) 48-12-0; Iwan Mills (Robins Timber) 43-4-0. Pairs: Richard Kings and Mick Morley (St Davids Angling Club) 2pts: Iwan Mills (Robins Timber) and Ian Woods (Club 2000) and Dave Williams and Paul Addlington (Halesowen Royal British Legion) both pairs had 3pts. League: Dave Williams and Paul Addlington (Halesowen Royal British Legion) and Clive Wright (Mosella) and Clive Munslow (Moorlands) both 12pts; Chris Hill (Mosella) and Dave Hill (Fosters) 13pts. Sun. 23, Meadow and Island Pools. Mick Henshall (Fosters) 38-12-0, mixed silver fish, poled maggot at 4m, peg 21, Island Pool. Colin Pace (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 27-3-0; Dave Highfield (Club 2000) 27-2-0.


Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Middle and Ash Pools, Wed. 15. Fred Parker (Cotswold Angling) 73-0-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and straight lead and pellet, peg 7, Ash Pool. Chris Goergen (Sensas France) 66-5-0; Jason Cooke (WB Clarke) 49-0-0. Thurs. 25, Middle Pool and Windmill Lake. Kevin Lloyd (Manor Farm Leisure) 59-2-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and straight lead and pellet, peg 15, Windmill Lake. Mark Russell (Banbury Gunsmiths) 51-12-0; Andy Grimes (Manor Farm Leisure) 49-0-0; Terry Arnold (Swindon Tribe) 48-12-0. Sat. 18, Boundry Pool. Neil McKinnon (Preston Innovations) 67-0-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and straight lead and pellet, peg 34. Shaun Little (MAP/Marukyu) 64-0-0; Dave Wellavize (Manor Farm Leisure) 57-8-0. Sun. 40, Middle, Boundry and Ash Pools and Windmill Lake. Paul Newell (Smithys) 116-8-0, carp, F1s and skimmers, wagglered bread and corn, peg 12, Windmill Lake. Neil McKinnon (Preston Innovations) 85-12-0; Carl Mulford (Cotswold Angling) 79-8-0; Kurtis Trantor (Bait-Tech) 69-12-0; Steven Nurdin (Brewery Angling Club) 61-10-0.


Newport, Woodstock Pond. Sun.15. Matt Morgan (Blackwood) 23-8-0, bream and carp on pellets with pole and waggler, peg 7 on canal side; John Mack (Newport) 21-8-0; Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 20-7-0; Rob Sims (Garry Evans Tackle) 15-0-0.


NISA, Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks, Lakes 4 and 5, Wed. 25. Charlie Shaw (Derby Fishermania) 37-8-0, carp, straight lead and bread, peg 7, Lake 4. Steve Wheildon (Rivendell Angling Club) 28-0-0; Wayne Haywood (Rivendell Angling Club) 24-6-0. Thurs. 22, Lagoon Pool. Paul Garner (Ringer Baits) 64-12-0, carp, poled corn, peg 23. Dave Hickman (Disco) 57-0-0; Andy Eggington (Elephant and Castle) 40-0-0.


Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Little Gearys, Wed. 15. Steve Edwards (Packington) 36-10-0, F1s, poled pellet and tip and pellet, peg 9. Jamie Clarkson (Packington) 26-2-0; Mick Varley (Maver) 24-6-0. Thurs. 38 Veterans, Gearys Level and Little Gearys. Roger Atkins (Maver Solihull Angling Centre) 16-0-0, F1s, poled pellet, peg 26, Little Gearys. Pat Clarke (Lime Tree) 15-14-0; Brian Wooding (Maver Solihull Angling Centre) 14-14-0; Derek Hartshorn (Swann Baits) 13-12-0. Thurs. 15, Molands Mere. Craig O’Brien (Fast Feeders) 36-5-0, carp and F1s, Method and pop-up boilies, peg 52. John Adamson (Packington) 30-4-0; Steve Edwards (Packington) 26-10-0. Sat. 22, Little Gearys. Dave Elliott (Packington) 44-13-0, F1s, poled pellet, peg 7. Tony Musticone (Alvechurch) 42-4-0; Craig O’Brien (Fast Feeders) 21-1-0. Sun. 37, Molands Mere. John Adamson (Packington) 45-13-0, carp, tip and pellet for carp and poled pellet for roach, peg 15. Ray Quinney (Packington) 33-11-0; Steve White (Kobra Feeders) 27-5-0; Max Higgott (Rods and Reels) 27-1-0.


Patshull Park Fishery, Pattingham, Shropshire, Sun. Great Lake, 14. Nigel Ball (Wednesfield AC) 10-1-0, two bream, two skimmers, poled sweetcorn and maggot, peg 32; Ian Davies (Blackfords Progressive) 7-14-0; Simon Harris (Little Dawley) 7-4-0.


Pontypool, Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal at Pontymoile. Sun. 12. Rob Skellett (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 11-13-0, skimmers, roach and perch on long pole with pinkies and punched bread, peg near marina; Ian Swanson (Browning) 5-4-0; John Harvey (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 3-12-0.


Poole Hall Fishery, Alveley, Salop, Kingfisher Pool, Sun. 10. Tom Murphy (Poole Hall) 34-8-0, mixed, poled meat and corn, peg 24. Alan Goode (Stevens Tackle) 26-14-0; Barry Robinson (Poole Hall) 20-4-0; Brian Wakelin (Poole Hall) 19-4-0.


Port Talbot Docks, West Glamorgan. Sun. 15. Shaun Parsons (Sensas Nomads) 17-6-0, bream and roach on groundbait feeder and double red maggots, peg 17 on day ticket bank; Mal Entwhistle (Glamorgan Rebels) 13-14-0; Ryan Dummer (Skewen AC) 13-6-0.


Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Salop, Deepdale, Middle and Hawthorn Pools, Mon. 12. Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 81-4-0, carp to 6 lb, poled maggot at 8m and down the side, peg 8, Middle Pool. Tony Woolaston (Boldings) 56-3-0; Sean Barber (Maver Midlands) 38-14-0; Scott Doodson (Preston Innovations) 37-7-0. Tues. 12, Chestnut and Larch Pools. Gary Morris (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 32-1-0, carp to 4lb and barbel to 3 lb, poled pellet at 8m, peg 30, Chestnut Pool. Steve Owen (Mid-Leisure) 31-8-0; Dave Bowater (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 29-14-0; Richard Duke (Bridgnorth Angling Society) 29-1-0. Wed. 12, Deepdale and Hawthorn Pools. Tony Moreton (Preston Innovations) 47-6-0, carp to 4 lb, poled pellet and maggot at 10m, peg 13, Hawthorn Pool. Clive Wynn (Tri-Cast Weston) 41-2-0; Matt Stobbs (Oakengates Angling Centre) 25-12-0; Gary Morris (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 25-6-0. Thurs. 28, Chestnut, Beech and Sycamore Pools. Rob Hancox (Shortheath Starlets) 53-14-0, carp to 3 lb, poled maggot down the side, peg 49, Sycamore Pool. Gary Morris (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 52-6-0; Matt Stockton (Maver Midlands) 45-4-0; Shane Rogers (Oakengates Angling Centre) 40-4-0. Sat. 44, Chestnut, Sycamore and Larch Pools. Clive Wynn (Tri-Cast Weston) 71-7-0, carp to 5 lb and skimmers to 2 lb, poled maggot at 12m and in the corner, peg 49, Sycamore Pool. Keith Powell (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 67-7-0; Nige Clarke (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 62-10-0; Wayne Mellings (Maver Midlands) 48-6-0; Steve Roberts (Oakengates Angling Centre) 48-5-0; Rob Hancox (Kings Pools) 47-4-0. Sun. 47, Ash, Sycamore and Larch Pools. Chris Holmes (Mid Severn Angling) 87-9-0, carp to 7lb and skimmers to 2 lb, poled maggot at 14m, peg 5, Sycamore Pool. Chris Jones (Carp Crew) 64-5-0; Tony Moreton (Preston Innovations) 52-1-0; Kye Faulkner (Telford) 51-7-0; Andy Newton (Maver Midlands) 51-2-0; Graham Roberts (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 43-0-0.


Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire, Tues. Deans Pool, 18. Wayne Panting (ABC Baits) 45-12-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet and maggot, peg 47; W. Onkey (Peg One, Woodlands) 45-4-0; Chris Hill (Mosella) 44-14-0; T. Hughes (Smithy’s) 31-4-0. Sat. Round One Silver Fish League, Deans and Arles Pools, 24. Andy Morrison (Fisherman’s Friend) 25-12-0, silvers, poled maggot, caster and bloodworm, Deans Pool 46; Tony Moreton (Preston Innovations) 21-1-0; Tony Thorn (Frenzee) 16-2-0; Simon Nickless (Saints) 16-1-0; Simon Farmer (Peg One Angling) 14-9-0.


Redhill Fishery Pole-only, Sophie’s Pond. Wed.14. James Barnett (Risca) 76-15-0, carp to 4lb on pellets at 10 metres, peg 8; Alan Davies (Trealaw) 59-12-0; Graham Davies (Cefn Coed) 49-0-0; Ian Sutton (Iffers) 47-4-0.


Rhymney, River Wye at Boughrood. Sun. 18.Brian Rees (Rhymney) 9-10-0, one chub on feeder with dace and grayling on stick float and maggots, peg 15; Colin Whitehouse (Rhymney) 8-4-0; John Hancock (Rhymney) 4-7-0.


Spencer Works, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sat. 22. Karl Guerra (Newport) 76-2-0, carp between 3lb and 6lb on pellets fished with pole and straight lead, peg 34 on Penny’s Pond; Craig Guerra (Newport) 76-2-0; Les McCarthy (Newport) 48-7-0; Gary Fisher (Newport) 35-4-0.


Staffs. Ind. Championships, Shropshire Union Canal, High Onn, Church Eaton, Staffordshire, Sat. Round One, 20. Dave Horton (Browning Lifestyle) 9-8-10, small roach, poled punched bread/squatt, peg 8; Eric Gardner (Team Eclipse) 8-9-8; Alan Round (Browning Lifestyle) 8-0-0; Steve Faux (Team Eclipse) 7-12-2; John Smallman (Stafford) 7-3-7; Dean Williams (Team Eclipse) 6-11-15.


Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, West Midlands, Sun. 8. Alan Newman (Stirrup Cup) 5-2-12, skimmers to 10 oz, poled squatt and pinkie, peg 36; Ian Hadden (Weddington) 4-7-0; Graham Massey (Dams and Lock) 3-9-4; Dave Freestone (Three Ems) 3-4-12; Sam Lewis (Three Ems) 2-4-4; Phil Watkins (Stirrup Cup) 1-12-0.


TK Grueller Series, Match Seven, Wyrley-Essington Canal, Lindon Road/Catshill Junction, Brownhills, Staffordshire, Sat. 20. Gary Busby (Tavern AC) 8-0-0, roach, poled caster, peg 1; Colin Talbot (Cashmores AC) 5-0-0; Carl Daley (Mosella Matrix) and J. Humphries (Tavern AC) both 3-15-6; Chris ‘Drawbag’ Constable (Cashmores AC) 3-15-0.


White Springs Winter Series, round 1. Sun.30. Matthew Edwards (Swansea) 55-0-0, carp and bream on pole and pellets to the island, peg on Old Canal; James Thomas (Swansea) 45-5-0; Jim Hutton (Swansea) 37-7-0; Chris Hall (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) and Mike Williams (Browning West Wales) 35-0-0.


Wolverhampton AA, Shropshire Union Canal, Dowtys, Pendeford, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, Sat. 10. Dennis Kneller (Anglers Peg) 5-3-6, roach, poled punched bread, peg 4; Neil Turner (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 4-13-2; Nigel Clayton (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 3-15-3; Martin Owen (Maver Midlands) 3-8-0; Stan Ward (Bilston Angling Centre) 2-0-0.


Woodside Winter League, Dudley Number Two Canal, Merry Hill, Dudley, West Midlands, Sun. Round Three, 20. Dave Sheaf (Black Country Tackle) 6-10-0, roach, odd perch, poled punched bread, peg 77; Dave Anderson (ZLT) 6-2-0; Tony Bowen (Woodside) 5-6-0; Barry Robson (Cradley Heath Labour) 5-5-0. League: Dave Sheaf (Black Country Tackle) 5; Tony Bowen (Cradley Heath Labour) 6.




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