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West Midlands Angler’s Mail Kamasan Qualifiers for September 22/23 2012.

* Dams and Lock Summer League, Final Round, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Minworth/Tyburn, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sun. 64. Dave Brown (Maver Midlands/Bagem Baits) 12-8-8, skimmers to chopped worm and caster, peg 82 Forge Lane; Simon Nickless (Saints) 12-7-12; Mark Derry (Rugeley MG) 12-1-14; Bruce Birch (Team GB Four Ashes) 9-4-9; Simon Mottram (Browning Lifestyle Red) 9-3-12; Nigel Clayton (Rugeley MG 8-14-0.

Teams: Tipton Brownies 15; Dams and Lock B 16; Browning Lifestyle Red 20; Mosella Black Country 20; Rugeley MG 21; Maver Tipton Van den Eynde Red 28. Final League: Maver Tipton Van den Eynde Red 131; Maver Tipton Van den Eynde Gold 159; Browning Lifestyle Red 159; Rugeley MG 172; Dams and Lock B 184; Shakespeare Superteam Blue 184.






Other match fishing results


Bilston Angling Centre, Shropshire Union Canal, Brewood, Staffordshire, Wed. 10. Mel Wood (Team Four Ashes GB) 8-13-4, roach, perch and skimmers, poled squatt and pinkie, peg 10; Barry Williams (Bilston Angling Centre) 8-8-0; Simon Preece (Browning Lifestyle) 7-14-0.


Bridgnorth AS, Severn, Linley Bank, Sun. 41. Dave Beecroft (Cambridge) 31-10-0, barbel and chub, pellet feeder, peg 29. Dave George (Bridgnorth Angling Society) 26-12-0; Richard Duke (Mid Severn Angling) 26-11-0; Andy Ison (Cambridge) 26-7-0; Graham Wade (Bridgnorth Angling Society) 20-3-0; Martin Taylor (Bromsgrove) 20-1-0.


Cefn Fforest, Staunton Court. Sun.19. Ray Macdonnel (Cefn Fforest) 220-7-0, carp to double figures on meat poled over hemp at 5m, peg on middle of concrete bank; Howard Stocker (Oakdale) 1244-12-0; Gafyn Jones (Cefn Fforest) 119-12-0.


Cefn Mably Lakes, Sat.10. Clive Roberts (Sensas Nomads) 99-9-0, carp on casters pole fished shallow, peg on Match Lake; Barrie Richards (Caerphilly) 76-0-0; Phil Weaver (Newport) 62-0-0.


Cefn Mably Over 50s, Wed. 18. Peter Meese (Cardiff) 84-4-0, carp on pellets fished shallow at 14.5m and also on feeder, peg on Match Lake; Peter Payne (Merthyr) 78-8-0; Rob Dyer (Swansea) 76-0-0; Dave Pike (Cardiff) 73-0-0.


Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks, Kobra Feeders Affordables, Lake 2, Wed. 21. Terry Phillips (Attleborough Sports) 75-0-0, carp and bream, straight lead and pellet, peg B17. John Oldham (Makins) 68-0-0; Shaun Weed (Ketteringham) 58-6-0. Thurs. 31, Reptile, Paddock and Crater Pools. Baz Smithson (Team Makins) peg 8, Crater Pool, and Charlie Simpson (Miracle Baits) peg 13, Reptile Pool, both had 81-2-0, carp, Method and meat. Steve Crocker (Mansfield Sensas) 77-2-0; Chris Harrison (Baileys of Warwick) 76-0-0.


Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Heron Pool, Thurs. 18. Charlie Jeavons (Greenman) 131-0-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 26. Tony Cook (Bilston Angling Centre) 125-10-0; Trevor Burton (Baggeridge Angling Club) 119-5-0. Sat. 22, Heron Pool. Trevor Butler (Pro-Line) 113-6-0, carp, poled worm, peg 13. Martin Dunn (Slimey Lines) 104-0-0; Mark Bradley (M and B Angling Club) 103-6-0. Sun. 18, Heron Pool. Terry Butlar (Pro-Line0 104-0-0, carp, poled worm, peg 34. Chris Whitehouse (Stevens Tackle) 96-8-0; John Pulley (Elmbridge) 84-6-0.


Fishing for Charities Open, Cefn Mably Lakes, Cardiff. Sun. 15. £85 raised for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder charity. Andy Washington (Llanrumney AC) 58-4-0, carp on pole and pellets, peg on Bridge Pool; Mark Davies (Cardiff) 51-15-0; Butch Jones (Cardiff) 46-7-0.


Four Crosses AC, Four Crosses Pool, Cannock, Staffordshire, Sun. 18. Gary Busby (Four Crosses AC) 29-8-0, small carp, poled pellet and meat, peg 34; Glen Poynter (Angler’s Peg) 28-11-0; Norman Hawkins (Staffs Angling Supplies) 26-11-0. Sun. 13. Gordon Ward (Four Crosses AC) 36-1-0, carp to 3 lb, poled pellet and paste, peg 34; Richard Bye (Four Crosses AC) 26-7-0; Stuart Ellis (Four Crosses AC) 22-12-0.


Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks, Top Pool, Mon. 18. Dave Callahan (Measham Redfins Angling Centre) 127-15-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled maggot fished shallow at 7m, peg 14. Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 113-13-0; Malcolm Jones (Banbury Gunsmiths) 109-13-0. Tues. 36 over 50’s, New Pool. Reg Davies (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 53-9-0, F1s, poled banded pellet at 6m, peg 13. Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 53-7-0; Paul Lewis (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 51-0-0; John Berry (White Hart Coventry) 47-1-0; Jim Wills (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 46-12-0; Charlie McGurrin (Fosters) 46-10-0. Thurs. 57 Veterans, House Pools 1 and 2 and Canal Pool. Roy Winferdale (Stirrup Cup) 83-4-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled maggot at 6m, fished high and on the deck, peg 10, House Pool 2. Ron Notley (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 78-3-0; Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Vetrerans) 76-13-0; John Eales (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 72-6-0; Dave Rowbury (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 72-1-0; Jim Davenport (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 52-11-0. Fri. 25, House Pool 2. Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 123-12-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled pellet at 4m and down the edge over slop, peg 23. Richard Knowles (Shakespeare) 116-15-0; Bob Greenbury (Leicester Sensas) 95-4-0; Les Wetton (Tunnel Barn Farm/F1 Baits) 83-7-0. Sat. 22, Top Pool. Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 111-2-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled pellet at 4m and down the edge over slop, peg 12. Andy Jackson (Mosella) 96-7-0; Paul Bick (Shakespeare) 88-11-0. Sun. 30, House Pools 1 and 2. Richard Knowles (Shakespeare) 127-4-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled maggot at 15 and down the edge, peg 22, House Pool 2. Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Baits) 119-7-0; Mark Malin (Bait-Tech) 115-5-0; Ade Mansfield (Maver Gold) 112-13-0.


Glamorgan, Tirley Court. Sun. 18. Dean Jay (Dinas Powys) 179-6-0, all carp on pole and worms, peg on car park bank; Peter White (Cardiff) 134-8-0; Russell Palmer (Cardiff) 112-0-0.


Goodyear AC, Vineyards Fishery, Halfpenny Green, Staffordshire, Sun. 16. Bob Cooke (Goodyear AC) 110-3-0, carp to 6 lb and F1s, poled pellet; JJ Gallacher (Goodyear AC) 84-1-0; John Taylor (Goodyear AC) 67-10-0.


Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks, Thurs. 13. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 90-1-0, carp, poled meat, peg 17. John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 68-5-0; Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 68-0-0. Sun. 25. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) carp, poled meat, peg 46. Dennis Lutwytche (Hawkesbury) 56-15-0; Andy Holmen (Hawkesbury) 46-11-0.


Holgan Farm Three Day Festival, Llawhaden. Fri/Sat/Sun.30. Neil Morgan (Swansea) 6 points and aggregate weight 269-5-0; James Young (Swansea) 6 points 254-13-0; Tim Peters (Leeds) 7 points 287-9-0; Clive Wright (Wolverhampton) 7 points 270-7-0.


Iffers, Hillview Fishery. Sun. 20. Glyn Sherwood (Iffers) 68-12-0, carp, bream and roach on top two and maggots, peg 96 on the last canal; Andy Prosser (Iffers) 65-0-0; Sam Prosser (Iffers) 63-2-0; Wayne Meek (Iffers) 59-12-0.


Jacob Wilks Charity Open, Woodstock Pond, Newport. Sun.26. £256 raised. Rob Wiltshire (Trethomas) 39-10-0, carp, and bream on feeder and pellets, peg 13 on canal side; Rob Sims (Garry Evans Tackle) 38-15-0; Matt Morgan (Blackwood) 37-8-0; Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 37-7-0.


Maver Solihull Angling Centre, Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Molands Mere, Wed. 12. Eddie Keen (Packington) 79-7-0, carp, pellet waggler, peg 44, bonus peg £100.00. Ian Keywood (Maver Solihull Angling Centre) 62-1-0; Danny Tresigne 55-8-0.


Monk Hall Fishery, Monkhopton, Salop, Lark and Owl Pools, Sun. 13. Alan Parsonage (Monk Hall) 29-1-0, carp, roach, rudd and skimmers, poled red maggot, peg 63, Lark Pool. Bill Stone (Monk Hall) 26-11-0; Tony Cook (Royal Oak) 26-5-0.


Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs, Bank and Moors Pools, Tues. 22. Pete Bailey (Ultima) 144-0-0, carp, poled pellet down the edge, peg 2, Moors Pool. Ken Sherriff (Waters Edge) 120-8-0; Bill ‘Basil’ Rathbone (St Francis All Comedians, Shelfield, Walsall) 114-3-0. Wed. 19 over 50’s, Meadow Pool. Paul Hadlington (Club 2000) 185-13-0, carp, poled meat down the edge, peg 55. Tim Guise (Fishermans Friend) 95-14-0; Pete Dutton (Worcester) 74-2-0. Thurs. 20, Silver Pool. George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 114-10-0, F1s, poled pellet at 2m, peg 2. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) and John Cockayne (Maver Midlands) both 82-6-0; Bill ‘Basil’ Rathbone (St Francis All Comedians, Shelfield, Walsall) 75-4-0. Fri pm. 19, Bank and Moors Pools. Roman Skura (Kidderminster Angling) 168-14-0, carp, poled mussel down the edge, peg 17, Moors Pool. Craig Armes (West Lodge Match Group) 160-5-0; Pete Hodges (Moorlands) 121-4-0. Sat. 40, Meadow and Island Pools. Richard Kings (St Davids Angling Club) 143-15-0, carp, poled pellet down the edge, peg 17, Meadow Pool. John Watson (Old Ghost) 125-8-0; Iwan Mills (Robins Timber) 120-3-0; Lee Richards (Packington) 116-14-0; Colin Pace (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 110-1-0; Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 109-15-0. Sun. 30, Silver, Island and Middle Pools. Adam Rumble (Mosella Black Country) 128-6-0, carp, poled pellet down the edge, peg 2, Island Pool. Chris Hill (Mosella) 117-13-0; Colin Pace (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 95-11-0; Dean Sheldon (Fosters) 85-2-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Gearys Level, Sat. 21. John Newton (Smithys Tackle) 62-11-0, Mixed, poled pellet, peg 18. Gary Kirkham (Browning Spa) 39-0-0; Shane Whitaker (Tackle Shack Nuneaton) 38-9-0. Sun. 21, Molands Mere. Lee Richards (Packington) 87-7-0, F1s, poled pellet, peg 4. Jon Arthur (Pole Fishing) 86-10-0; Ed Warren (Preston Innovations) 81-6-0; Derek Hartshorn (Swann Baits) 68-3-0.


Patshull Park Fishery, Pattingham, Shropshire, Tues. White Hart, Shifnal, 12. Duncan Biddle (Rod and Gun) 52-13-0, bream and skimmers, feeder and worm, peg 54; Gordon Guest (White Hart, Shifnal) 42-3-0; Gary Higgs (White Hart, Shifnal) 23-13-0. Thurs. Hotel Bank, 12. Joe Brennan (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 45-8-0, bream, feeder fished worm, peg 33; Henry Szmalec (Stafford) 42-4-0; Trevor Hope (Telford) 39-11-0. Sat. Reman AC, Boats, 10. Keith Speake (Reman AC) 37-13-0, bream, feeder fished worm, peg 55; Lewis Billingham (Reman AC) 33-9-0; Bill Percell (Reman AC) 18-6-0. Sun. Wordsley AC, Boats, 11. R. Pwala (Wordsley AC) 19-5-0, bream, feeder fished worm, peg 54; M. Cooke (Wordsley AC) 17-5-0; P. Hartland (Wordsley AC) 16-2-0. Sun. Hotel Bank, 24. Graham Davidson (Manchester) 41-7-0, bream, feeder fished worm, peg 45; Steve Preece (M & S Joinery) 36-5-0; Jason Benning (Patshull Fishery) 31-14-0. Tues. White Hart, Shifnal, Boats, 10. Duncan Biddle (Rod and Gun) 52-9-0, bream, feeder fished worm and maggot, peg 54; Kelvin Bates (White Hart, Shifnal) 39-11-0; Gary Higgs (White Hart, Shifnal) 31-9-0. Sat. Darcast AC, Hotel Bank, 14. Dave Brown (Darcast AC) 20-11-0, bream and skimmers, feeder fished worm, peg 47; Paul; Postin (Darcast AC) 19-7-0; Mick Cramphorn (Darcast AC) 17-0-0. Sun. Hotel Bank, 25. Andy Varden (Team Mosella) 39-1-0, bream and skimmers, pole fished worm and maggot, peg 41; Pete Cartwright (Wolverhampton) 38-4-0; Tony Semark (Patshull Park) 33-3-0.


Pontymister, Crumlin Arm of the Monmouthshire Canal at Cross Keys. Sun. 22. John Cooper (Risca) 5-2-0, roach and skimmers on pole and punched bread, beech tree peg at Hall’s Road; Jeff Parfitt (Risca) and Richard Harley (Cross Keys) both 1-10-0; Steve Cooper (Risca) 1-9-0.


Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Salop, Stock and Middle Pools, Mon. 12. Mark Churchill (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 98-12-0, carp to 7lb, poled pellet down the side, peg 4, Stock Pool. Mick Jameson (Mid-leisure) 86-1-0; Carl Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 70-9-0; Phil Shaw (Lower Hill Farm) 65-2-0. Wed. 12, Chestnut Pool. Josh Humphreys (ABC) 99-13-0, carp to 7lb and barbel to 3lb, poled pellet close in, peg 7. Ken Humphreys (Oswestry) 93-15-0; Phil Shaw (Lower Hill Farm) 75-10-0; Harry Colley (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 75-4-0. Thurs. 12, Ash and Beech Pools. Mark Taylor (Shakespeare) 95-3-0, carp to 7lb, poled pellet at 8m and close in, peg 7, Beech Pool. Gareth Emlyn (Oakengates Angling Centre) 94-9-0; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 92-4-0; Brian Clark (Colmic Maruku) 80-15-0. Sat. 24, Sycamore and Chestnut Pools. Gareth Emlyn (Oakengates Angling Centre) 118-0-0, carp to 8lb, bream and barbel to 3lb, poled maggot down the sides, peg 7, Chestnut Pool. Nige Clarke (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 99-6-0; Dave Craggs (Maver Midlands) 80-2-0; Peter Plant (Maver Midlands) 71-11-0. Sun. 34, Beech and Sycamore Pools. Peter Plant (Maver Midlands) 90-5-0, carp to 4lb, poled caster at 12m fished shallow, peg 24, Sycamoe Pool. Dave Jones (Oswestry) 87-12-0; Mark Taylor (Shakespeare) 84-12-0; Phil Rhodes (Preston Innovations Boldings Pools) 80-7-0.


Preston Innovations Woodlands View Fishery, Hadley, Worcestershire, Sun. Deans Pool, 20. A. Steventon (Fiery Holes AC) 121-8-0, carp to 10 lb, poled sweetcorn and pellet, peg 36; Carl Hopps (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 102-6-0; Nigel Plumb (Woodlands) and A. Taylor (Woodlands) both 90-0-0. Sat. Hay Pool, 16. Anthony Mansell (Frenzee) 73-8-0, carp, poled sweetcorn and pellet, peg 17; Tim Guise (Fisherman’s Friend) 71-10-0; Phil Bishop (Woodlands) 64-7-0. Tues. Hay and Barley Pools, 18. Wayne Panting (ABC Baits) 103-12-0, carp to 8 lb, poled sweetcorn and pellet, Barley 12; Tim Guise (Fishermans Friend) 74-4-0; J. May jr (Woodlands) 67-12-0; J. May sr (Woodlands) 66-6-0. Tues. Deans Pool, 18. Mark Westwood (Bilston Angling Centre) 94-12-0, carp to 12 lb, poled sweetcorn and pellet, peg 36; David James (Starlets Veterans) 68-12-0; J. Stone (Woodlands) 68-3-0; Graham Collet (Starlets Veterans) 48-0-0. Sat. High Pool, 20. Wayne Panting (ABC Bait) 69-0-0, carp, poled sweetcorn and pellet, peg 11; Rob Camden (Woodlands) 61-9-0; Chris Noyce (Peg One, Woodlands) 58-6-0; Graham Collett (Starlets Veterans) 54-8-0. Sun. Deans Pool, 20. Ray Lamb (Maver) 115-6-0, carp to 10 lb plus silvers, poled pellet and sweetcorn, peg 8; Lee Cole (Bilston Angling Centre) 90-6-0; M. Betteridge (Woodlands) 80-0-0; Brian Jones (Woodlands) 73-0-0; N. Gater (Maver) 72-8-0.


Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Pole-only. Wed.12. Alan Davies (Trealaw) 174-4-0, all carp on 6m pole and pellets, peg 2 on Sophie’s Pond; Bob Giles (Cefn Fforest) 164-0-0; Brian Protheroe (Merthyr) 142-2-0.


Rhymney, Peterstone Fishery. Sun. 21. John Hancock (Rhymney) 30-2-0, carp on pole and pellets, peg in the bowl on Pencil Lake; Keith Price (Tredegar) 22-11-0; Eddie Greening (Fochriw) 20-9-0.


Rough Hay AC, New Pool, Greenhills Farm, Grimley, Worcester, Sat. 17. Jaz Meredith (Rough Hay Social) 236-3-0, carp to 5 lb, poled sweetcorn, – new club record; Peter Taylor (Rough Hay Social) 144-11-0; Roy Horton (Rough Hay Social) 143-11-0.


Sirhowy, Mathern Mill Fishery, Chepstow. Sun.22. Luke Sorokin (Swansea) 149-9-0, carp to double figures on Method feeder and pellets to the island, peg 11 on Waterfall Lake; Rob Jones (Browning Swansea) 111-0-0; Chris Byard (Hereford) 102-2-0; Mike Williams (Cross Hands) 98-0-0.


Soho Loop September Festival, Soho Loop Canal, Winson Green, Birmingham, Sat. Final Round Four, 33. Brent Wilkes (Mosella Old Boys) 12-7-9, skimmers, poled chopped worm and caster, first section; Steve Dudley (Browning Lifestyle) 7-14-1; Paul Turner (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 7-11-13; Paul Murrin (Browning Lifestyle) 6-13-0; John Cartwright (Joan’s Aggers) 6-1-1; Merv Rogers (MMC) 5-11-0. Teams: Browning Lifestyle Red 11; MMC 12; Browning Lifestyle Gold, Maver Midlands and Shakespeare Superteam Blue all 16; Joan’s Aggers and Macca’s Three both 19; Mosella Old Boys and Dams and Lock both 20; Stan’s Babes 24; The Riddings Boys 25. Final League: Shakespeare Superteam Blue 51; Browning Lifestyle Gold and Browning Lifestyle Red both 53; Joan’s Aggers and Maver Midlands both 64; MMC 67; Mosella Old Boys 78; Macca’s Three 81; The Ridding Boys and Dams and Lock both 91; Stan’s Babes 100.


Spencer Works, Staunton Court. Sat. 20. Chris Grant (Cardiff) 88-4-0, carp to double figures on pole and pellets, last peg on grass bank; Barry Jones (Newport) 87-9-0; Phil Rawlings (Newport) 77-0-0; Russell Palmer (Cardiff) 63-13-0.


Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, 8. Carl Lane (Attleborough Sports) 7-4-4, skimmers and perch to 1 lb, poled caster and worm, peg 49; Graham Massey (Dams and Lock) 6-4-12; Phil Walters (Stirrup Cup) 5-7-8.


Wem AC, Hawk Lake, Hawkestone Park, Shropshire, Sun. John Barlow Memorial, 23. Jamie Hughes (Maver Midlands/Bagem Baits) 65-14-0, twenty-four bream and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 51; Carl Fletcher (Lingmere Fisheries) 32-2-0; Mick McDermott (Gilders Tackle) 29-8-0; Chris Smith (Lingmere Fisheries) 24-12-0; Kevin O’Hanlon (Birkenhead Centre) 21-12-0.


White Springs, Pontarddulais. Wed. 12. Brian Drummer (Swansea) 120-4-0, carp on pole and pellets to the island, peg on Match Lake; John Charlesworth (Swansea) 108-0-0. Sat.16. Brian Bevan (Swansea) 63-13-0, carp and bream on pole and pellets, peg 14; Wes Sheldon (Swansea) 50-0-0. Sun.15. Alan Godrich (Swansea) 77-7-0, carp on pole and feeder with pellets, peg on Match Lake; Jim Hutton (Swansea) 76-8-0.


Wolverhampton Over 60s Club, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Coven, Staffordshire, Wed. 19. Brian Lewis (Bridgtown) 3-7-8, roach, punched bread and hempseed, peg 1; Bill Morris (Bridgtown) 1-6-8; Dennis Sumner (Bilston Angling Centre) 1-4-0.



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