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* Burton AS WL, Trent and Mersey Canal, Burton and Willington, Derbyshire. Sun, 56. Darren Massey (Shakespeare Superteam) 6-11-0, 4 lb of roach plus small skimmers, poled bloodworm down track, peg B4 at schoolhouse bend; Rob Perkins (Kamasan Starlets) 6-5-0; Matt Hall (Shakespeare Agility) 6-1-0; Barry Jones (Drennan Leicester Blue) 5-5-0; Terry Smith (Measham A) 4-15-0; Darren Wayte (Dam & Lock) 4-10-0. Teams: Kamasan Starlets 21; Trentmen Schoolboys 23; Trentmen Old Boys 23; Shakespeare Superteam 24; Drennan Leicester Blue 25; Dams & Lock 26. League: Trentmen Schoolboys 91; Shakespeare Superteam 98; Kamasan Starlets 103; Shakespeare Agility 106; Trentmen Old Boys 107; Measham B 111.

* Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Sat, 32, Silver, Island and Middle pools. Paul Little (Colin Pace Academy) 42-10-0, F1s, poled maggot down edge, peg 20 Silver; Clive Wright (Mosella ABC) 41-10-0; Pete Hodge (Moorlands) 39-12-0; Colin Pace (Colin Pace Academy) 37-12-0.

* Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Sat, 36, Club and Canal pools. Ronnie Biggs (OHMS) 83-6-0, carp and F1s, pellet to island at 11m, peg 23 Canal; David James (Mosella UK) 60-12-0; Sean Huggins (Dynamite Baits) 52-2-0; Malcolm Jones (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 44-15-0; Andy Jackson (Mosella UK) 43-15-0; Gary Cook (Mosella UK) 43-1-0.

* White Springs, Pontarddulais, nr Swansea. Sun, 30, New Canal and Match lakes. Adam Mitchell (Frenzee) 93-4-0, carp and bream, long pole and pellets, peg on New Canal; Andrew Crocker (Neath) 59-6-0; Andrew Ford (Swansea) 57-8-0; Dan Bowen (White Springs) 50-0-0.






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Be sure to get your copy of Angler’s Mail this week. It reveals best roach venues, offers insight into catching on pellets now, plus Garbolino’s new poles – and much more! It’s on sale from Tuesday, February 25.

Cefn Mably Lakes, S. Wales. Wed, 14, over-50s. Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 54-4-0, carp, long poled corn over pellets, Match Lake; Robert Michael (Cardiff) 43-0-0; Dave Pike (Cardiff) 37-0-0.

Forest Of Dean, Lightmoor Pool, Cinderford, Gloucs. Sun, 15. Mark Lewis (RFODAC) 28-4-0, carp, pellets, pole and waggler, peg 7; Sam Grindle (RFODAC) 26-6-0; Dave Fryer (RFODAC) 21-10-0.

Furnace Mill, Bewdley, Worcs. Sun, 11, rover. Daz Randle (Mosella Black Country) 114-11-0, carp to 6 lb plus 50 lb of bream to 1 lb, poled 4 mm expander pellet over micros, Furnace peg 20; Max Galaszewski (Furnace Mill) 105-6-0; Ross Sheldon (Furnace Mill) 83-8-0.

Glamorgan, Treoes Lake, Bridgend, S. Wales. Sun, 18. Claire Giddy (St Athan) 41-4-0, bream 2 lb 8 oz, groundbait feeder, maggots and corn, peg 20; Mike Towler (Bridgend) 28-8-0; Lyn Villis (Cardiff) 24-4-0.

Goodyear AC, Staffs-Worcester Canal, Shaw Hall Lane, Coven, Staffs. Sun, 6. Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 3-11-0, a 1 lb crucian carp plus bits, poled punch and pinkie, peg 6; Johnny Benness (Goodyear AC) 3-7-7.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks. Sun, 23. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 41-5-0, carp, crumb feeder with bread discs, peg 43; Greg Wellesby (Army) 38-10-0; Rolly Sturdy (Hawkesbury/Tetley) 36-11-0; James Rock (Army) 36-8-0.

Holgan Farm, Llawhaden, W.Wales. Sun, 18, Carp Lake. Kevin Roberts (Haverfordwest) 77-12-0, carp, pole and corn, peg 25; Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 75-8-0; Scott Odam (Swansea) 54-4-0.

Iffers, Mathern Mill, Chepstow, Gwent. Sun, 14. Wayne Meek (Iffers) 78-2-0, carp to 14 lb, poled maggots, peg on Waterfall Lake; Darran Saunders (Iffers) 76-0-0; Glyn Sherwood (Wye Angling) 38-2-0.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, W. Mids. Wed, 17, Big Match Pool. Jordan Hall (Maver Midlands/Bag’em) 53-0-0, F1s to 2 lb, poled maggot, peg 56; Gaz Willey (King’s) 47-12-0; Dave Doughty (Woodend) 28-4-0. Sat, 12, New Match and Carp pools. Icky Kull (King’s) 45-2-0; Gary Steele (WAC Tackle) 43-3-0; Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 40-4-0. Sun, 17, Big Match and Carp pools. Tony Wollaston (Fatty’s Bait and Tackle) 66-12-0, F1s, poled pellet, Carp peg 10; Dave White (Maver Midlands/Bag’em) 57-12-0; Danny Maxfield (King’s) 56-9-0.

Lydney, Lydney Lake, Gloucs. Sun, 10. Graham Smith (Lydney) 40-14-0, bream, Method feeder and pellets, peg 4; Steve Allen (Lydney) 27-6-0; Matt Grindle (Lydney) 17-10-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Tues, 16. Mark Blackburn (West Midlands Police) 79-0-0, carp, wagglered corn, peg 12 Island Pool; John Newton (Smithy’s) 53-12-0; Adam Evans (Moorlands) 48-2-0. Wed, 27, over-50s, Silver and Island. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 72-4-0, carp and F1s, pellet at 13m, peg 21 Island; John Newton (Smithy’s) 51-2-0; Dave Williams (Halesowen RBL) and Paul Foster (Blackheath) both 48-0-0. Thurs, 17. George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 117-9-0, F1s, maggot at 2m, peg 5 Silver; Gary Thomas (Fatty’s Tackle) 85-10-0; John Bagley (Steven’s Tackle) 84-8-0. Sun, 27, Meadow and Bank. Iwan Mills (Robin’s Timber) 61-8-0, carp, wagglered corn, peg 11 Meadow; Paul Little (Colin Pace Academy) 44-9-0; Keith Hayes (Decca’s) 36-3-0; Colin Pace (Colin Pace Academy) 33-14-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Worcs. Wed, 13, Island Pool. Phil Smith (Throckmorton AC) 72-8-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 6; Barry Duggan (Warwick Portobello) 48-8-0; Phil Hardwick (Banbury Gunsmiths) 42-14-0. Thurs, 13, Ash, Windmill and Middle. Steve Rich (Cotswold Angling) 93-8-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet, peg 26 Middle; Ben Sutor (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 88-0-0; Phil Smith (Throckmorton AC) 51-8-0. Sat, 15, Ash and Windmill. Scott Rhodes (Clampits) 83-12-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet, peg 29 Windmill; Steve Partington (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 68-8-0; Tony Shepherd (Banbury Gunsmiths) 49-4-0. Sun, 21, Ash, Boundary and Island. Ben Sutor (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 107-0-0, carp, F1s and skimmers, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 18 Ash; Matt Chapman (Smithy’s) 81-0-0; Shaun Street (Smithy’s) 73-0-0.

Newport, Woodstock Pond, Gwent. Sun, 24. Nick Jones (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 64-12-0, F1s, feeder and pellets, peg 32; Neil Dibble (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 44-4-0; Nicky Bevan (Newport) 41-8-0; Phil Weaver (Newport) 41-0-0.

Nisa Feeders, Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks. Wed, 15, Lake 4. Ian Hughes (Browning) 43-4-0, carp, poled corn over caster, peg 6; Andy Findlay (Preston Innovations/Sonubaits) 29-10-0; John Adamson (Nisa Feeders) 21-8-0. Thurs, 15, Lizard. Andy Searle (Middy) 28-8-0, carp and roach, bomb and pellet, peg 8; Allan Neale (Tackle Shack Nuneaton) 22-0-0; Gaz Shaw (Stoke) 12-6-0; John Adamson (Nisa Feeders) 11-0-0; Dave Kent (Long Eaton Vic) 7-8-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks. Wed, 20, Little Gearys. John ‘Stretch’ Adamson (Packington) 87-6-0, F1s, pole and bomb, pellet, peg 19; John Moll (Solihull) 24-11-0; Ian Keywood (Solihull Angling Centre) 24-6-0; Danny Tresigne (Packington) 23-13-0. Sat, 23, Molands Mere. Lee Marlow (Corby) 58-0-0, carp, F1s and bream, poled pellet, peg 19; Roy Beaseley (Packington) 50-10-0; Shane Whitaker (Packington) 38-4-0; Greg Satchell (Firemans Club) 37-14-0. Sun, 18, Molands Mere. Jim Wyatt (Packington) 48-8-0, carp and F1s, bomb and pellet, peg 58; Duncan Clarke (Matrix Solihull Angling Centre) 36-8-0; Paul Hunter (Pools Fodder) 33-6-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop. Mon, 12, Beech and Hawthorn pools. Jack O’Sullivan (Oakengates Angling Centre) 52-7-0, carp to 4 lb and roach to 1 lb, poled pellet and maggot, peg 7 Beech; Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 40-11-0; Tony Woolaston (Kings Pools) 32-0-0. Wed, 12, Beech. Brian Clark (Colmic Marukyu) 56-13-0, carp to 5 lb and roach, poled pellet and maggot, peg 9; Mick Keane (ABC) 54-3-0; Joe Brennan (Preston Innovations Boldings) 47-4-0. Thurs, 12, Larch. Matt Stobbs (Oakengates Angling Centre) 74-5-0, carp to 4 lb and roach, poled pellet and maggot, peg 4; Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 47-9-0; Ken Humphreys (Oswestry) 46-11-0. Sat, 28, Beech, Chestnut and Larch. Rob Hancox (B and D Floats) 60-12-0, carp to 6 lb, maggot and pellet, 12m and down side, peg 16 Larch; Mick Jameson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 50-15-0; Tony Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings) 49-3-0; Nige Clarke (Matrix Total Angling) 38-15-0. Sun, 27, Ash, Beech and Larch. Kelvin Emlyn (Oakengates Angling Centre) 80-1-0, carp to 6 lb and skimmers to 2 lb, maggot down side, peg 20 Beech; Andy Kyte (Maver Sonubaits) 68-14-0; Mick Jameson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 56-0-0; Keith Powell (Preston Innovations Boldings) 53-2-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcs. Tues, 12, Arles Pool. Phil Bishop (ABC Baits) 37-8-0, carp and silvers, pellet, 11m, peg 9; John May jnr (Woodlands) 31-4-0; T. Taylor (Peg Ong Angling) 15-1-0. Sat, 19, Silvers League, Deans and Arles. Andy Pollard (Mosella) 20-14-0, skimmers and roach, dead maggot at 13m over worm and caster, Deans peg 44; Gary Kirkham (ABC Baits) 17-4-0; Derek Jarman (Lobbies) 16-0-0; Simon Nickless (Saints) 14-9-0. Final League: Andy Pollard (Mosella) 6 (weight advantage); Simon Nickless (Saints) 6; Alex Powell (Maver Lobworms) 7; J. Harvey (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 7; Les Thompson (Matrix) 7. Sun, 15, Gary Kirkham League, Arles Pool. Paul Sibley (ABC Baits) 45-0-0, carp and silvers, feeder, peg 25; Phil Bishop (ABC Baits) 41-8-0; Carl Hopps (ABC Baits) 37-1-0; Anthony Mansell (Frenzee) 35-0-0. League: Carl Hopps (ABC Baits) 7; Steve Hipkins and Anthony Mansell (both Frenzee) both 11.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Wed, 16, pole-only. Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 93-10-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellets, peg 18 Penny’s Pond; Ian Sutton (Iffers) 85-4-0; Rob Wiltshire (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 54-12-0.

Sion Farm, Kidderminster, Worcs. Sun, 10, silvers. Phil Watts (Bait-Tech) 53-12-0, 40 lb of roach plus skimmers, poled caster, peg 38; Dale Jackson (Bonehill Mill) 49-2-0; Gary Clarke (Team Mako) 45-8-0.

Stoke City DAS Ind WL, Shropshire Union Canal, Gnosall, Staffs. Sat, 24. Dave Richards (Four Ashes AC) 6-12-8, two 1 lb-plus perch, smaller perch and roach, poled chopped worm, pegged near Old Rail Bridge; Dean Williams (Team Eclipse) 5-9-10; Kevin Perry (Browning Lifestyle) 5-3-13; Eric Gardner (Team Eclipse) 4-7-8; Tony Keeling (Team Eclipse) 3-13-8. League: Dave McCall (Shakespeare Superteam) 5; Kevin Perry (Browning Lifestyle) 7; Dave Horton (Browning Lifestyle) and Bernie Leatherbarrow (Browning Lifestyle) both 8.

Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Mon, 17, Top Pool. Pete Rice (Bag’em Matchbaits) 61-4-0, F1s, roach, skimmers and barbel, maggot at 2m and down edge, peg 31; John Johnson (Notts AA) 48-5-0; Wayne Sweetman (Tunnel Barn Farm) 43-15-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 41-12-0. Tues, 30, over-50s, High Pool. Dave Chapman (Swann Baits) 72-4-0, carp, F1s and stockies, pellet at 14m, peg 21; John Berry (Swann Baits) 68-2-0; Ken Turner (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 54-15-0; Dave Pope (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 50-11-0. Wed, 16, Club Pool. David James (Mosella UK) 85-11-0, carp and F1s, pellet through groundbait slop at 11m down edge, peg 13; Pete Rice (Bag’em Matchbaits) 79-2-0; Tony Ainsworth (Mid-City) 62-4-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 58-6-0. Thurs, 46, Veterans, High and Jenny’s. Dave Chapman 99-10-0, carp, F1s, roach and ghosties, Method and red maggot to island, peg 50 High; Ken Turner 75-12-0; Paul Lewis 59-1-0; Alan Hemming 51-8-0; John Eales 49-9-0; Steve Johnson 46-8-0 (all Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans). Fri, 16, Top. Pete Rice (Bag’em) 73-12-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, maggot at 2m and down edge, peg 31; Wayne Sweetman (Tunnel Barn Farm) 68-0-0; Tony Ainsworth (Mid-City) 58-2-0; Les Wetton (Tunnel Barn Farm/F1 Baits) 56-11-0. Sun, 20, House Pool 2. Pete Rice (Bag’em) 103-13-0, F1s, maggot at 2m and down edge, peg 13; Ronnie Biggs (OHMS) 88-15-0; David James (Mosella UK) 78-0-0; Gary Cook (Mosella UK) 73-2-0.

Wassell Grove Ind WL, Hagley, Worcs. Sat, 14, Match Pool. Terry Homer (Club 2000) 51-4-0, small carp and F1s to 3 lb, poled pellet to lily roots, peg 1; Sam Parker (Club 2000) 44-8-0; Paul Hadlington (Club 2000) 29-8-0; Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 26-12-0. League undisclosed.

Wolverhampton AA, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Wombourne, Staffs. Sun, 19. Keith Lewis (Cashmores AC) 16-13-2, chub, poled caster, peg 16; Lee Dorsett (Pelsall) 13-15-1; Paul Turner (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 9-12-14; Mel Wood (Team GB Four Ashes AC MG) 8-5-13; Neil Turner (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 7-12-0; Barry Astbury (Pelsall Old Boys) 7-6-2.





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