Check out the brilliant Action Replay featuring newly crowned Angler’s Mail Kamasan Matchman of the Year Mike Reed in this week’s Angler’s Mail.



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43 MIKE REED (Garbolino Elton).

31 ANDY BENNETT (Daiwa Guru).

28 ROSS HAROLD (Sensas Angling Direct).

24 STEVE JAMES (Ockendon); NEIL MACHIN (Garbolino Bag’em Baits).

23 STUART PALSER (Daiwa Gordon League).

22 BRIAN BENNETT (Garbolino Elton); MICHAEL BUCHWALDER (Shakespeare); MIKE ROGERSON (Last Cast). 20 ANDREW MURPHY (Shimano Wales).

19 ALASTAIR OGILVIE (Maver Bait Tech); ALEC ROBERTS (Middy); DEAN SWIFT (Fox Match Dynamite Baits).

18 LEWIS BREEZE (Sensas North West); ANDREW GELDART (Garbolino Elton); PETE HUMPHRIES (Tight Lines Shaw); MARK POLLARD (Dynamite Baits); DES SHIPP (Daiwa Dorking); WAYNE SWINSCOE (Maver Bait Tech).

17 PHIL CHESTERTON (Stapleford Angling); KEITH HOBSON (Maver Barnsley).

16 CLIVE NIXON (; PETE SCOTT (Sensas Leicester); DANNY SIXSMITH (Drennan).

15 DARRAN BICKERTON (Kamasan Starlets); LEE THORNTON (Sensas Mark One).

14 JON ARTHUR (Maver Midlands); JASON CUNNINGHAM (Fox MG Tipton Van den Eynde); JAMES DENT (Daiwa Cleveland Angling); PAUL KEELEY (Drennan North West); RICHIE REYNOLDS (Shakespeare); DALE SHEPPARD (Hemsworth).

13 PAUL CASWELL (Shakespeare); MARK EUSTACE (Killen’s Commandos); DAVE HAROLD (Angling Direct); JAMIE HUGHES (Maver Midlands Bag ’em); IAN NASH (Ockendon); MATT SMITH (West Midlands); CRAIG TURBITT (Tackle 2 U Sensas).

12 DAVE ARMITAGE (Hirst Tackle); SHAUN BARNET (Milo Bordon); ARTHUR BENSTEAD (Ferrybridge); ROB BISHOP (MAP); DAVE BROWN (Maver Midlands); MARTIN CALDECOAT (Browning Hot Rods); PAUL COYLE (Daiwa Wigan); GRAHAM DACK (Maver Image Van den Eynde); LEIGH GARDNER (WB Clarke Van den Eynde); STAN HAIGH (Anglers World); ANTONY KING (Protak Barlow’s); ANDY MIDDLETON (Oaks); STEVE PARRY (Gas Wise Liverpool); STEVE RINGER (Shimano); ALAN SCOTTHORNE (Maver Barnsley); STU TAYLOR (Hazelgrove).


West Midlands Angler’s Mail Matches for March 16/17 2013


Aberglais, Phocle Farm, Ross-on Wye. Sun.18. Paddy Payne (Merthyr) 71-4-0, carp between 2 lb and 3 lb on 11m pole and bread, peg 20; Carl Davies (Caerphilly) 59-6-0; Frank Davies (Rhymney) 52-6-0; Ian Cathrew (Merthyr) 38-4-0.

Bilston Angling Centre Individual Winter League, Final round, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Ball Lane, Coven, Staffordshire, Sun. 30. Steve Lovell (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 12-13-0, two bream and two chub, poled caster, peg 28; Richard Guest (Maver Midlands) 9-1-8; Bruce Birch (Team GB Four Ashes Juniors) 6-12-14; Dave Richards (Team GB Four Ashes Juniors) 5-9-10; Dennis Kneller (Anglers Peg) 5-3-0; Jamie Edgerton (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 3-2-11. Final League: Ben Garbett (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 23; Richard Guest (Maver Midlands) 24; Ian Hingley (Maver Midlands Van den Eynde) 25; Steve Broome (Bilston Angling Centre) 26; Bruce Birch (Team GB Four Ashes Juniors) 26; Tony Eagles (Team GB Four Ashes Juniors) 27.

Blackfords Progressive, Kingswood Pools, Cannock, Staffordshire, Sun. 19. Steve McQueen (Stafford) 23-7-0, eleven bream, groundbait feeder and maggot, peg 46; Shane Hodgkinson (JCB) 17-9-0; Mark Greening (Streetly) 9-3-0.

Bridgnorth Comrades, Woodcot Pool, Newport, Sun. 15. Derek Causer (Ironbridge) 80-9-0, carp, poled corn, peg 9. Dave George (Wolverhampton) 41-6-0; Martin Spittle (Coseley) 31-2-0.

Docklow Pools, Leominster, Herefordshire, Match Pool, Sun. 20. Dave Grace (Hereford) 53-5-0, mixed, straight lead and corn, peg 16. John Abbott (Birmingham) 39-7-0; Simon Bradford (Leominster) 21-4-0; Derek Dale (Hereford) 21-3-0.

Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Heron Pool, Thurs. 16. Glen Maxwell (Alvechurch Fishery) 36-10-0, carp, straight lead and bread, peg 7. Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 27-10-0; Lee Davies (Alvechurch Fishery) 25-6-0. Sat. 18, Heron Pool. Pete Ricketts (New Willenhall) 25-6-0, carp, straight lead and corn, peg 32. Mick Tuberfield (Elmbridge) 11-8-0; Del Brownhill (Lodge Farm) 10-4-0. Sun. 15, Heron Pool. Tony Taylor (Moseley) 66-8-0, carp, poled corn, peg 1. Roger Bayliss (Hazelwell Angling Club) 30-0-0; Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 15-8-0.

Furnace Mill, Wyre Forest, Worcestershire, Sun. Mucky Meadow and Mill Pools, Sun. 12. Dean Sheldon (Fosters) 80-1-0, carp to 6 lb, poled maggot and pellet, Mucky Meadow 80; Darren Randle (Mosella Black Country) 66-3-0; John Knight (Willow Creek) 64-0-0.

Gadgers Three Day Festival sponsored by Magical Uk Ltd, Leeds, Holgan Farm, Llawhaden. Rod and reel only. Fri/Sat/Sun. All lakes. 40. John Charleswoth (Swansea) 6 points and 134-14-0 aggregate; Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 7 points and 118-10-0; Derek King (Rosebush) 8 points and 123-10-0; Neil Daniels (Swansea) 8 points and 108-0-0.

Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks, Top Pool, Tues. 17.John Berry (White Hart Coventry) 31-5-0, F1s, roach, skimmers and barbel, poled pellet at 6m and down the edge, peg 21. Dave Chapman (White Hart Coventry) 30-4-0; Paul Bailey (Ridgemere Angling Club) 29-11-0; Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 26-10-0. Thurs. 38 Veterans, House Pools 1 and 2. John Stockton (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 56-2-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled pellet at 6 and 12m, peg 23, House Pool 23. Dave Atkins (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 42-12-0; Dave Chapman (Tunnel Barn farm Veterans) 38-13-0; Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 36-10-0; Jim Wills (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 17-6-0; Jim Davenport (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 17-1-0. Fri. 17, Club Pool. Malcolm Jones (Banbury Gunsmiths) 60-6-0, stockies, carp and F1s, poled pellet at 4 and 8m, peg 4. Alex Harper (Tunnel Barm Farm Colts) 55-13-0; Wayne Ainsworth (Mid-City) 53-2-0; Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 45-2-0. Sat. 24, New Pool. Stu Palser (Middy) 51-3-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled maggot at 10m and down the sides, peg 35. Pete Caton (Dynamite Baits) 50-9-0; Malcolm Jones (Banbury Gunsmiths) 48-6-0; Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 47-8-0. Sun. 38, New Pool and House Pool 2. Mark Williams (Mosella) 56-11-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled pellet at 16m and down the edge, peg 38, House Pool 2. Lloyd Haynes (Briers Angling Club) 49-6-0; Carl Daley (Dams and Lock) 46-5-0; Stu Palser (Middy) 44-13-0.

Goodyear AC, Shropshire Union Canal, Rye Hill, Church Eaton, Stafford, Sun. 10. Malcolm Bethell (Goodyear AC) 3-13-0, perch and a few roach, poled chopped worm and punched bread, peg 5; Sean Smallman (Goodyear AC) 2-6-6; Gus Godfrey (Goodyear AC) 1-2-0.

Halesowen Royal British Legion, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Hinksford, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, Sun. 24. Garry Mason (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 6-10-0, roach, punched bread, peg 13; Adrian Chowns (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 6-7-8; Simon West (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 5-14-0.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks, Sat. 15. James Rock (Army) 83-4-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 22. Rolly Sturdy (Hawkesbury/Tetley) 60-11-0; Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 58-8-0. Sun. 17. Paul Thompson (Hawkesbury) 26-9-0, carp, tench and bream, poled pellet, peg 8. Dennis Saunders (Hawkesbury) 26-7-0; Paul Reynolds (Hawkesbury) 22-1-0.

Maver Solihull Angling Centre, Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Molands Mere, Wed. 17. John Adamson (Packington) 24-4-0, F1s, tip and pellet, peg 44. Paul Amos (Packington) 19-0-0; Ms Suzi Smith (Kobra Feeders) 13-8-0.

Meek Memorial Open, Hartleton Lake,  Ross-on-Wye. Sun.44. Richard Hoskins (Ross) 16-12-0, all bream on groundbait feeder and maggots, peg 64 in field; Darren Saunders (Iffers) 14-14-0; James Smith (Iffers) 12-12-0; Craig Cox (Iffers) 12-0-0; Dave Fryer (Shimano) 11-11-0; Glyn Sherwood (Wye Angling) 9-15-0.

Monk Hall Fishery, Monkhopton, Salop, Lark Pool, Sun. 10. Keith Perrin (Tipton) 78-0-0, F1s and carp, poled pellet and corn, peg 65. Dave Hodnett (Bridgnorth) 30-9-0; Bill Stone (Monk Hall) 17-8-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs, Moors, Middle and Island Pools, Wed. 17 over 50’s. Dave Williams (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 58-5-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet down the edge, peg 11, Moors Pool. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 46-0-0; Tony Stead (West Midlands Police/Maver) 26-8-0. Thurs. 15, Silver Pool. George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 94-13-0, F1s, poled bread punch at 8m, peg 32. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 76-3-0; Clive Wright (Mosella) 75-8-0. Sat. 18, Bank and Island Pools. Iwan Mills (Robins Timber) 71-15-0, carp, poled pellet down the edge, peg 11, Bank Pool. Colin Pace (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 46-3-0; Mick Henshall (Fosters) 43-4-0. Sun. 28, Silver and Moors Pools. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 93-11-0, F1s, poled pellet at 8m, peg 29, Silver Pool. Paul Little (Colin Pace Angling Academy)65-8-0; Chris Hill (Mosella) 65-1-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Island Pool, Wed. 15. Sean Little (MAP/Marukyu) 45-12-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and maggot feeder, peg 23. Mike Hughes (Leigh Angling) 26-0-0; Trevor Williams (Fishermans Friend) 22-0-0; Terry Winstone (Bonehill Mill Fishery) 18-12-0. Thurs. 26, Ash, Island and Boundry Pools and Windmill Lake. Andy Grimes (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 37-4-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and maggot feeder, peg 40, Boundry Pool. Graham Scott (Mosella Selby) 30-0-0; Trevor Williams (Fishermans Friend) 29-9-0; Colin Woodward (Smithys) 23-12-0. Sat. 20, Island and Boundry Pools. David Howard (Leigh Angling) 80-6-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and pellet feeder, peg 4, Island Pool. Paul Alder (Maver Solihull Angling Centre) 74-0-0; Graham Scott (Mosella Selby) 73-8-0; Sean Little (MAP/Marukyu) 54-8-0. Sun. 27, Windmill Lake and Island and Boundry Pools. Neil McKinnon (Preston Innovations) 69-6-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and pellet feeder, peg 7, Island Pool. Paul Alder (Maver Solihull Angling Centre) 65-12-0; Mark Hemming (Lodge Park) 54-0-0; Dan Varney (Banbury Gunsmiths) 53-2-0; Jason Cooke (WB Clarke) 41-4-0.

Newport, Woodstock Pond. Thurs. 12. Matt Morgan (Blackwood) 76-4-0, carp and bream on pole and pellets, peg in front of bailiff’s cabin; Alan Davies (Trealaw) 60-10-0; Martyn Truman (Newport) 33-8-0.

Sun. 15. Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 44-6-0, carp and bream on pole and pellets, peg 27; Rob Sims (Garry Evans Tackle) 40-0-0; Alan Davies (Trealaw) 38-4-0; Jeff Parfitt (Risca) 33-2-0.

One Last Cast, Lower Pen y clawdd Farm, Raglan. Sun.12. Paul Ewers (Ebbw Vale) 70-10-0, carp, roach and bream on pole and pellets, peg on Wagtail Pool; David Ewers (Ebbw Vale) 32-8-0; Milo Clarke (Ebbw Vale) 21-8-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Grats, Sat. 11. Ms Suzi Smith (Kobra Feeders) 24-6-0, carp, poled bread, peg 8. Gary Veneer (Land Rover) 23-12-0; Mick Varley (Maver) 18-11-0. Sun. 14, Grats and Willow Pools. John Adamson (Kobra Feeders) 32-9-0, F1s, poled pellet, peg 3, Willow Pool. Bob James (Packington) 25-4-0; Roger Atkins (Maver Solihull Angling Centre) 22-12-0.

Port Talbot Docks, West Glamorgan. Sun.17. Mal Entwhistle (Glamorgan Rebels) 21-13-0, roach and bream on groundbait feeder and double red maggots, peg 7 on walkway; Richard Candy (Cardiff Nomads) 10-1-0; Gary Martin (Glamorgan Rebels) 8-6-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Salop, Beech Pool, Wed. 15. Mick Jameson (Mid-Leisure) 60-1-0, carp to 5lb, poled pellet and maggot at 10m, peg 7. Ian Hughes (Drennan North West) 37-2-0; Ken Humphreys (Oswestry) 28-9-0; Mark Taylor (Shakespeare) 27-10-0. Thurs. 21, Ash and Oak Pools. Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 35-12-0, carp to 4lb, poled maggot down the sides, peg 23, Ash Pool. Joe Brennan (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 35-2-0; Jordan Hall (Maver Midlands) 34-6-0; Colin Wozek (Matrix Total Angling) 33-13-0. Sat. 22, Chestnut and Sycamore Pools. Nige Clarke (Matrix) 54-10-0, carp to 6lb and bream to 3lb, poled pellet and maggot at 8m and close in, peg 8, Sycamore Pool. Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 53-9-0; Mark Taylor (Shakespeare) 47-1-0; Dave Craggs (Maver Midlands) 37-9-0; Rob Hancox (Shortheath Starlets) 36-15-0; Howard Williams (Tri-Cast Weston) 33-4-0. Sun. 35, Oak, Beech and Chestnut Pools. Phil Taylor (Dams and Lock) 64-13-0, carp to 5lb and skimmers to 2lb, poled bread punch down the side, peg 31, Oak Pool. Clive Wynn (Tri-Cast Weston) 64-4-0; Mick Jameson (Mid-Leisure) 51-8-0; Rino Stanko (Oakengates Angling Centre) 50-5-0; Howard Williams (Tri-Cast Weston) 47-12-0; Mark Taylor (Shakespeare) 46-4-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire, Sat. Arles Pool, 19. A. Esprey (Woodlands) 21-14-0, carp and silvers, poled maggot and pellet, Arles 17; Phil Bishop (Woodlands) 21-10-0; Les Thompson (Matrix) 18-0-0; Phil Edmunds (Woodlands) 17-4-0. Pairs Winter League, final round, all pools, 52. Danny Ludgate (Mosella) carp and silvers, poled pellet and maggot, Arles 22 and S. Calla (Alan’s Tackle) carp and silvers, poled pellet and maggot, Deans 27 both 45-3-0; Wayne Panting (Midland Bears) 32-1-0; T. Harper (Browning West Midlands) 30-2-0. Final Pairs: Les Thompson (Matrix)/Chris Cameron (Middy) 32; Trevor Hougham (Woodlands)/Darren Morgan (Woodlands) 42; Neil Franks (Alan’s Tackle)/T. Rix (Woodlands) 42; Gary Kirkham (Browning West Midlands)/Simon Nickless (Saints) 45; O. Corbett (Wythall British Legion)/Tommy Corbett (Wythall British Legion) 46.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Pole only. Wed.14.Tony Summers (Wye Angling) 37-8-0, carp on corn, peg 4 on Molly’s Pond; Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 16-0-0; Andrew Williams (Tredegar) 13-10-0; Frank Davies (Rhymney) 12-10-0.

Rough Hay Social, Shropshire Union Canal, Bridge Inn, Brewood, Staffordshire, Sun. 18. Steve Hitchens (Rough Hay AC) 3-9-15, roach, poled bread punch, peg 6; Dave Payne (Rough Hay AC) 2-14-0; Alex Howard Rough Hay AC, aged 13 years) 2-5-5.

Spencer Works, Peterstone Fishery. Sat.11. Mitchell Weaver (Spencer Works Juniors) 39-9-0, eight carp on pole and pellets, peg on Swan Pool; Phil Rawlings (Newport) 29-9-0; Russell Palmer (Cardiff) 17-0-0; Gary Fisher (Newport) 12-10-0.

Staffordshire Individual League, Final round, Shropshire Union Canal, Gnosall, Stafford, Sat. 20. Jamie Edgerton (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 13-10-13, perch to 1 lb, poled caster and worm, peg 18, rail bridge; George Davies (Bilston Angling Centre) 11-7-11; John Smallman (Stafford) 8-11-0; Paul Murrin (Browning Lifestyle) 6-5-5; Dave McCall (Shakespeare Superteam) 5-1-0; Mel Wood (Team GB Four Ashes Juniors) 4-10-4. Final League: George Davies (Bilston Angling Centre) 10; Dean Williams (Team Eclipse) 13; Dave Horton (Browning Lifestyle) 14; Dave McCall (Shakespeare Superteam) 14; Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 14; Alan Round (Browning Lifestyle) 15.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sun. 9. Mal Galliers (Stirrup Cup) 6-0-0, a 2 lb perch plus roach on poled caster, peg 44; Sam Lewis (Three Ems) 4-4-0; Alan Newman (Stirrup Cup) 3-1-4; John Brockwell (Stirrup Cup) 2-4-8; Graham Massey (Dams and Lock) 1-3-8.

Wassell Grove Fishery, Stourbridge, West Midlands, Sat. Brook Pool, 15. Shaun Smith (Club 2000) 42-0-0, carp to 4 lb, poled pellet, peg 2; Terry Homer (Club 2000) 32-5-0; Cliff Richards (Shadows AC) 17-3-0; Alan Gethen (Club 2000) 12-10-0; D. Harwood (Wassell Grove) 11-0-0.

White Springs, Pontarddulais. Wed. 12. Alan Godrich (Swansea) 58-6-0, carp and bream on long pole and pellets, peg on Match Lake; Dan Bowen (Swansea) 41-8-0; John Charlesworth (Swansea) 38-0-0.



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