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West Midlands Angler’s Mail Kamasan Qualifiers for November 10/11 2012.





* Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm WL, House Pools 1 and 2, Top, New and Club Pools, Sun. 50. Neil Machin (Chambers Champs) 93-4-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled red maggot, peg 1, House Pool 2; Paul Dexter (Chambers Champs) 74-15-0; Lance Chambers (Chambers Champs) 69-6-0; Pete Rice (Mosella) 54-15-0; Ade Mansfield (Mosella) 50-0-0; Adam Wakelin (Chambers Champs) 49-5-0.

Teams: Chambers Champs 21; Mosella 22; Phoenix 29; Tunnel Barn Farm All Stars 32; Haines Angling Centre 46.

League: Chambers Champs 2; Mosella 4; Tunnel Barn Farm All Stars 7; Phoenix 8; Haines Angling Centre 9.


* Izaak Walton (Stafford) AA Winter League, Round Four, Shropshire Union Canal, Little and High Onn, Church Eaton, Staffordshire, Sun. 90. Dave Holbrook (Team GB Four Ashes Masters) 28-15-6, chub and one gudgeon, poled chopped worm, caster and maggot, Cables draw; Paul Turner (Maver Tipton Red) 12-13-8; Craig Ritchie (Exiles) 10-15-12; C. Richards (Browning Spa MG) 9-2-15; Richard Guest (Maver Midlands) 9-1-0; Nigel Clayton (Maver Tipton Gold) 9-0-8. Teams: Shakespeare Superteam 66; Exiles and Maver Tipton Red both 64; Team GB Four Ashes Masters 59; Maver Midlands 57; Browning Team Spa MG 48. League: Browning Lifestyle Red 263; Shakespeare 244; Maver Tipton Red 222; Maver Tipton Gold 221; Eclipse Green 204; Browning Lifestyle Blue 203.





Other matches





Aberglais, Mathern Mill, Chepstow. Sun.15. Mark Williams (Abertysswg) 117-12-0, carp to double figures on legered meat fished to the island, peg 10; Colin Rees (Merthyr) 62-13-0; Ian Cathrew (Merthyr) 61-15-0; Gary Miles (Merthyr) 49-12-0.


Beechdale AC, Solhampton Fisheries, Solhampton, Worcestershire, Sun. Dragonfly Pool, 13. John Bradley (Beechdale AC) 58-10-0, carp to 5 lb, poled sweetcorn, peg 9; Mick Shillam (Beechdale AC) 42-2-0; Andy Sargent (Beechdale AC) 42-0-0.


Bilston Angling Centre, Shropshire Union Canal, Brewood, Staffordshire, Wed. 22. John Hall (Bilston Angling Centre) 7-11-4, roach, perch and gudgeon, poled squatt, peg 3; Steve Lovell (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 7-10-0; Martin Spruce (Bilston Angling Centre) 7-2-8; Dennis Sumner (Bilston Angling Centre) 6-10-12; Alan Round (Browning Lifestyle) 6-7-12; Mel Wood (Team GB Four Ashes Masters) 6-1-0. Sun. Staffs-Worcs Canal, Ball Lane, Coven, Staffordshire, Sun. 10. Dennis Kneller (Anglers Peg) 5-2-0, roach, poled squatt and pinkie, peg 9; Tony Eagles (Team GB Four Ashes Masters) 3-0-0; Wilf Kneller (Mid Leisure) 2-11-0.


Bridgnorth AS, Severn, Linley Bank, Sun. 35. Phil Williams (Fosters) 20-6-0, 3 barbel and 2 chub, maggot feeder, peg 28. Tony Boukley (Wolves) 14-6-0; Richard Payne (Birmingham) 9-15-0; Nigel Causer (Albrighton) 9-12-0.


Cefn Mably Lakes Over-50s, Wed.10.Martyn Truman (Newport) 74-4-0, carp on pole and pellets, peg 38 on Match Lake; Jim Palmer (Cardiff) 46-0-0; John Mack (Newport) 42-0-0.


Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks, Kobra Feeders Affordables, Lake 2, Wed. 21.Lee Westwood (Litchfield) 64-0-0, carp, poled pellet, peg B11. Bob Allatt (JCB) 31-2-0; Trevor Harvey (Sutton Coldfield Angling Centre) 17-10-0. Thurs. 29, Reptile, Paddock and Crater Pools. Jason Labosque (Garbolino) 71-10-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 7, Reptile Pool. Lee Westwood (Litchfield) 57-0-0; Steve Brindley (Attleborough Sports) 56-10-0.


Earlswood Lake, Earlswood, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sun. Windmill Lake, 22. Ian Barrow (Warwick) 23-1-0, bream to 4 lb, feeder fished worm, peg 47; Derek Bird (Lichfield) 22-4-0; Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 21-4-0.


Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Heron Pool, Thurs. 16. Frank Bagley (CABS) 74-6-0, carp, poled pellet and pellet feeder, peg 13. Tony Cook (Bilston Angling Centre) 71-10-0; Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 43-6-0. Sat. 20, Heron Pool. Alan Burton (BSS) 75-8-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 1. Mark Bradley (M and B Angling Club) 51-10-0; Bill Hodgetts (Elmbridge) 46-0-0.


Furnace Mill Fishery, Wyre, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, Sun. Marukyu Winter League, Round Three, 17. Ed Gray (Furnace Mill) 51-11-0, carp, bream and roach, poled pellet, peg 4 Furnace; Steve Harris (Fosters) 48-0-0; Dan Bache (Furnace Mill) 42-10-0.


Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks, Club Pool, Mon. 17. Dave Chapman (White Hart Coventry) 76-10-0, carp and F1’s, poled pelled at 6, 8 and 10m, peg 4. Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 54-6-0; Tom Neale (Rutlanders) 53-7-0. Tues. 19 over 50’s, Top Pool. Dave Chapman (White Hart Coventry) 39-2-0, F1’s, roach, skimmers and barbel, poled pellet at 4, 6 and 8m, peg 8. Keith Palfrey (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 38-15-0; Ron Notley (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 37-2-0. Wed. 16, House Pool 2. Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 66-3-0, F1’s, roach and skimmers, poled maggot at 4 and 6m, peg 24. Craig Elkin (Matrix) 46-15-0; Joe Carass (Match Fishing) 40-3-0. Thurs. 62 Veterans, Canal, Club and Jennys Pools. Dave Chapman (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 67-12-0, carp and F1’s, poled pellet at 4, 6 and 8m, peg 16, Club Pool. Dave Pope (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 45-8-0; Roy Sturdy (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 45-6-0; Alan Dawson (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 43-3-0; Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 35-6-0; Jim Wills (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 29-3-0. Fri. 19, Top Pool. Andy Searle (Middy) 78-11-0, F1’s, roach and barbel, poled pellet at 6, 8 and 10m, peg 21. Ben Stanford (Bilston Angling Centre) 66-13-0; Wayne Ainsworth (Mid-City) 60-8-0. Sat. 20, House Pool 2. Paul Bick (Shakespeare) 62-15-0, stockies, F1’s and skimmers, poled pellet at 6, 8 and 10m, peg 33. Adam Wakelin (Preston Innovations) 54-13-0; Jon Arthur (Maver Midlands/Pole Fishing) 51-11-0.



Glamorgan, Cefn Mably Lakes. Sun. 20. Brian Tandy (Brynna) 31-8-0, one 13lb carp with F1s on pole and pellets, peg 7 on Match Lake; Peter White (Cardiff) 30-0-0; Steve Evans (Cardiff) 29-15-0; Nicky Parsons (Cardiff) 29-4-0.


Goodyear AC, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Coven, Staffordshire, Sun. 15. Andre Portik (Goodyear AC) and S. Smallman (Goodyear AC) both 1-0-15, both gudgeon, poled pinkie; J. Dawes (Goodyear AC) 0-15-12; Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 0-6-12.


Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks, Thurs. 13. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 45-8-0, carp, poled meat, peg 46. Dennis Lutwytche (Hawkesbury) 30-10-0; Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 28-2-0. Sat. 15. George Cairnes (Hawkesbury/Kodak) 32-1-0, carp and chub, poled meat, peg 5. Rolly Sturday (Starlet Veterans/Hawkesbury) 28-15-0; Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 25-8-0. Sun. 19. Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 34-9-0, carp, straight lead and corn, peg 11. Keith Hudson (Hawkesbury) 28-14-0; Keith Walton (Hawkesbury) 26-4-0.


Hodnet AC, Shropshire Union Canal, Soudley, Sun. 10. Terry Nutt (Hodnet AC) 7-8-0, one bream and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 4; Dave Jones (Hodnet AC) 7-2-0; Roy Cooper (Hodnet AC) 5-1-0.


Holgan Farm, Llawhaden. Tench Lake. Sun. 19. Kev Roberts (Haverfordwest) 40-1-0, tench and crucians on banded pellets over micro pellets, peg 6; Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 39-12-0; Neil Daniels (Neath) 38-10-0.


King of Tons, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Wed. 20. Rob Jones (Browning West Wales) 137-12-0, carp on pole with corn over pellets, peg 30 on Penny’s Pond; Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 118-12-0; Bob Giles (Browning West Wales) 91-12-0; Brian Protheroe (Merthyr) 78-8-0.


King’s Pools, Shareshill, Staffordshire, Wed. Big Match and Carp Pools, 27. Gary Steele (WAC) 40-2-0, F1s to 12 oz, poled maggot, peg 8; George Reynolds (King’s Pools) 37-5-0; Mattie Stockton (Maver Midlands) 37-2-0. Sat. Big Match and Carp Pools, 29. Jordan Hall (Maver Midlands/Bagem Baits) 53-2-0, carp, poled pellet, Carp Pool 19; Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 34-0-0; Pete Burns (Swan AC) 31-12-0. Sun. Big Match Pool, 16. Tony Woollaston (King’s Pools) 61-0-0, carp to 4 lb, poled pellet, peg 37; R. Lozza (King’s Pools) 33-4-0; John Benjamin (Swan AC) 27-6-0.


Maver Solihull Angling Centre, Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Little Gearys, Wed. 16. Dan Tresigne (Mosella) 28-6-0, F1’s, poled pellet, peg 14. Craig O’Brien (Fast Feeders) 25-4-0; John Adamson (Packington) 25-0-0.


Merthyr Tydfil, Cyfartha Park Lake. Sun. 18. Steve Hall (Merthyr) 16-10-0, carp and bream on feeder and maggots, peg on road bank; Doug Neagle (Merthyr) 11-0-0; Clive Jayne (Merthyr) 4-4-0. Championship result: Dave Couzens (Merthyr) 62 points; Bernard Farr (Merthyr) 55; Jason Woodford (Merthyr) 52.


Monk Hall Fishery, Monkhopton, Salop, Lark and Swallow Pools, Sun. 12. Keith Perrin (Tipton) 18-6-0, mixed silver fish, poled pellet, maggot and corn, peg 63, Lark Pool. Gerald Westwood (Royal oak) 17-12-0; Nigel Gartenfeld (Bromdon) 13-12-0.


Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs, Bank and Moors Pools, Tues. 17. Roger Hinton (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 29-3-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 5, Moors Pool. Ray Philipps (Moorlands) 25-12-0; Dave Bartlett (Solhampton) 24-4-0. Wed. 20 over 50’s, Meadow Pool. Dave Williams (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 73-10-0, carp, straight lead and pellet, peg 56. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 66-14-0; Ken Sherriff (Kidderminster Angling) 52-0-0. Thurs. 23, Silver Pool. George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 87-5-0, F1’s, poled maggot, peg 29. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 79-1-0; Pete Truman (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 68-2-0. Sat. 21, Silver Pool. Lee Richards (Packington) 102-4-0, F1’s, poled pellet, peg 34. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 80-13-0; Iwan Mills (Robins Timber) 70-10-0. Sun. 29, Meadow, Island and Moors Pools. Dave Williams (Halesowen Royal British Legion0 87-3-0, carp and F1’s, poled pellet down the edge, peg 21, Island Pool. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 72-13-0; Wayne Ainsworth (Mid-City) 65-14-0; Chris Hill (Mosella) 63-8-0.


Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Island Pool, Wed. 12. Ronnie Pharoah (Mosella) 76-4-0, carp, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 4. Andy Grimes (Manor Farm Leisure) 75-4-0; Shaun Little (MAP Marukyu) 66-8-0. Thurs. 12, Boundry Pool. Dennis Carter (South Redditch) 56-0-0, carp, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 17. Chris Telling (Colmic) 42-4-0; Andy Grimes (Manor Farm Leisure) 31-0-0. Sat. 15, Windmill Lake. Chris Telling (Colmic) 100-2-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 15. Ade Mansfield (Maver Gold) 99-8-0; Andy Grimes (Manor Farm Leisure) 83-0-0. Sun. 12, Boundry Pool. Chris Cameron (Middy) 77-0-0, carp, tench and skimmers, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 19. Andy Grimes (Manor Farm Leisure) 71-2-0; Andy Taylor (Mosella) 68-6-0.


Newport, Woodstock Pond. Sun. 15. Phil Weaver (Newport) 46-4-0, F1s and bream on pole with corn over pellets; Nicky Jones (Pontypool) 37-7-0; Chris Hall (Swansea) 29-0-0; Matt Morgan (Blackwood) 19-0-0.


Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Little Gearys, Sat. 19. Dave Elliott (Packington) 37-8-0, F1’s, poled pellet, peg 29. Alan Hancox (Team Lollipop) 36-2-0; John Adamson (Packington) 22-8-0. Sun. 28, Molands Mere. Lee Richards (Packington) 47-9-0, F1’s, poled pellet, peg 42. Martin Wood (Maver Solihull Angling Centre) 44-6-0; Craig O’Brien (Fast Feeders) 31-12-0; Paul Amos (Packington) 31-7-0.


Parkes Hall AC, Sion Farm Fishery, Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire, Sun. Match Lake, 14. Paul Cartwright (ABC) 69-11-0, carp to 9 lb, poled double red maggot and pellet, peg 7; Les Harris (Parkes Hall AC) 50-13-0; Richard Whitehouse (Parkes Hall AC) 31-15-0.


Patshull Park Fishery, Pattingham, Shropshire, Great Lake, Sun. Winter League, Final Round, Hotel bank, 20. Wendy Locker (Chester Tackle, Locker) 35-4-0, bream to 3 lb, poled caster, peg 45; Chris Walters (Shatterford) 21-4-0; Dave Wright (Shatterford) 20-8-0; Ivan Norman (Shatterford) 17-10-0. Final League: Shane Hodgkinson (JCB) 20; Wendy Locker (Chester Tackle, Locker) 21; Simon Loyley (Chester Tackle, Locker 25; Chris Walters (Shatterford) 26.


Poole Hall Fishery, Alveley, Salop, Heron Pool, Sun. 10. Alan Goode (Stevens Tackle) 30-2-0, mixed, poled meat and corn, peg 44. Derek Boden (Poole Hall) 25-8-0; Pete Durnell (Poole Hall) 20-6-0.


Pontymister, Riverside Fishery, Maesycwmmer. Sun. 22. Richard Harley (Cross Keys) 24-6-0, all roach to 1lb on top two sections with casters over hemp; Darryl Barnes (Cross Keys) 16-10-0; Steve Byett (Risca) 16-0-0; John Cooper (Risca) 11-4-0. Top Junior Brett Skyrme (Cross Keys) 9-0-0.


Port Talbot Docks, Sun. 20. Anthony Hogg (Glamorgan Rebels) 19-14-0, bream on chopped worm feeder with double red maggots, peg 11 on walkway; Ryan Dummer (Port Talbot) and Gerald Parker (Port Talbot) both 17-2-0; Mike Towler (Glamorgan Rebels) 16-10-0.


Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Salop, Chestnut and Larch Pools, Mon. 12. Colin Wozak (Matrix Total Angling) 64-15-0, carp to 4lb, poled pellet at 13m, peg 25, Larch Pool. Phil Shaw (Lower Hill Farm) 54-7-0; Phil Rhodes (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 54-0-0. Wed. 12, Sycamore and Willow Pools. Martin Harrell (Maver Midlands) 100-0-0, carp to 4lb, poled pellet and maggot at 6 and 13m, peg 8, Sycamore Pool. Colin Wozak (Matrix Total Angling) 76-8-0; Pete Ricketts (New Willenhall) 61-0-0. Thurs. 12, Beech and Oak Pools. Mick Jameson (Mid-Leisure) 74-4-0, carp to 7lb, poled pellet at 5m and down the sides, peg 21, Oak Pool. Jeff Harston (Wrexham) 45-2-0; Andy Williams (Vespe) 36-11-0. Sat. 37, Hawthorn, Larch and Ash Pools. Gary Morris (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 73-4-0, carp to 6lb, poled pellet to the island, peg 5, Hawthorn Pool. Andy Kyte (Maver Sonu) 57-13-0; Colin Wozak (Matrix Total Angling) 50-1-0; Morgan Davidson (Colmic) 46-4-0; Tim Probert (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 40-14-0; Steve Hall (Oswestry) 40-5-0. Sun. 31, Sycamore, Chestnut and Willow Pools. Dave Craggs (Maver Midlands) 87-0-0, carp to 4lb and barbel to 2lb, poled maggot down the side, peg 8, Sycamore Pool. Dave Barnard (Rod and Gun) 65-9-0; Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 60-15-0; Steve Owen (Mid-Leisure) 58-1-0.



Rhymney, River Wye at Bronydd. Sun. 18. Aarron Martin (Rhymney) 11-4-0, one 9lb barbel and two chub on legered luncheon meat, peg on bend; Keith Price (Tredegar) 9-2-0; Colin Whitehouse (Rhymney) 3-4-0.


Rough Hay AC, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Bratch, Wombourne, Staffordshire, Sun. 14. Steve Hitchens (Rough Hay AC) one chub and small fish, poled squatt and caster, peg 6; Barry Sherrard (Rough Hay AC) 2-9-14; Cliff Archbold (Rough Hay AC) 2-1-13.


Shakespeare Wye Festival, River Wye at Hereford. Wed/Thurs/Fri. 60. Wed: Martin Challenger (Cwmbran) 37-13-0, roach, dace and small chub on stick float and maggots, peg 83 at Belmont; Lee Green (Fox Match) 32-9-0; Ray Downey (Hereford) 30-0-0. Thurs: Mike Bradley (Drennan Oxford) 34-10-0, roach, dace and small chub on stick float and maggots, peg 90 at Belmont; Craig Haupt (Woody’s) 34-9-0; Andy Burt (Wizards) 29-0-0. Fri: Dave Harrell (DH Angling) 40-12-0, eight barbel on feeder and maggots, peg 39 on the ferry; Steve Sadler (Fox Match) 36-4-0; Lee Pritchard (Woody’s) 34-0-0. Festival result: Dave Harrell (DH Angling) first person to win twice 4 points; Hadrian Whittle (Starlets) 5; Darren Harper (Hereford) 7; Martin Challenger (Cwmbran) 7 (lost on countback).


Sirhowy, Staunton Court. Sun. 20. Nigel Morris (Neath) 137-7-0, carp, pole and corn at 11m and in margin, peg half way along the grass bank; Chris Byard (Hereford) 121-12-0; Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 89-0-0; Rob Jones (Browning West Wales) 85-0-0.


Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Birmingham, West Midlands. Sun. 10. Graham Massey (Dams and Lock) 4-11-8, small roach, poled squatt, peg 3; Sam Lewis ((Three Ems) 3-7-4; Dave Freestone (Three Ems) 1-7-8; Tony Robertson (Stirrup Cup) 1-6-12; Clark Taylor (Stirrup Cup) and Alan Newman (Stirrup Cup) both 1-1-12.


Team GB Four Ashes AC, Shropshire Union Canal, Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire, Sun. 10. Dave Richards (Team GB Four Ashes Masters) 10-3-0, skimmers, roach, perch and gudgeon, poled squatt, peg 2; Dennis Sumner (Bilston Angling Centre) 7-14-0; Mel Wood (Team GB Four Ashes Masters) 7-8-0; Tony Eagles (Team GB Four Ashes Masters) 7-1-0; Steve Faux (Team Eclipse) 6-14-0; S. Smallman (Goodyear AC) 5-0-0.


Wassell Grove Fishery, Hagley, Stourbridge, West Midlands, Sat. Individual Winter League, Match Lake, 16. DJ Williams (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 58-12-0, F1s to 2 lb and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 1; Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 46-12-0; Paul Hadlington (Club 2000) 42-0-0; Trevor Hodges (Weathertech Roofing) 40-0-0; Alan Gethen (Club 2000) 35-8-0; Terry Homer (Club 2000) 34-8-0. Final League: Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 12; Paul Hadlington (Club 2000) 14; DJ Williams (Halesowen Royal British Legion)  and Terry Homer (Club 2000) both 18; Trevor Hodges (Weathertech Roofing) 23; Alan Gethen (Club 2000) 24.


White Springs Fishery, Pontarddulais. Match Lake. Sun. 20. Malcolm Thomas (Browning West Wales) 38-12-0, carp and bream on pole and pellets, peg 6; Chris Wells (Burry Port) 31-12-0; Shaun Wilson (Trethomas) 24-4-0; Brian Bevan (Swansea) 22-2-0.


Wye Angling Sponsored Forest of Dean Teams of Four. Lydney Lake. Sun. 36. Matt Peters (RFODAC) 15-14-0, seven bream on cage feeder and maggots, peg 27; Andy Grindle (RFODAC) 14-2-0; Mark Annis (Lydney) 12-10-0; John Beddis (DACE) 9-6-0. Pairs: Andy Grindle and Mike Shields (RFODAC) 79 points; Bernie Fraser and Dennis Sherwood (RFODAC) 77.5; Sam Grindle and Mark Annis (Lydney) 77.






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