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Aberglais, Mathern Mill, Chepstow, Gwent. Sat, 18. Paddy Payne (Merthyr) 128-7-0, carp to doubles, pellets on top two, peg 8 Waterfall Lake; Brian Protheroe (Merthyr) 99-6-0; Adam Toomy (Merthyr) 85-1-0. Sun, 17, Trefaldu Fishery. Frank Davies (Tredegar) 175-8-0, carp, poled pellets, peg by aerator; Mark Williams (Abertysswg) 74-2-0; Adam Toomy (Merthyr) 53-9-0.

Beechdale AC, Solhampton Fisheries, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcs. Sun, 12, Badger Pool. John Bradley (Beechdale AC) 136-4-0, carp to 8 lb, corn in the margins, peg 13; Bill Bratt (Beechdale AC) 120-12-0.

Bilston Angling Centre, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Marsh Lane, Pendeford, Staffs. Sun, 12. Wilf Kneller (Bilston Angling Centre) 10-0-0, skimmers, roach and perch, poled bread and caster, peg 2; Johnny Benness (Goodyear AC) 6-0-0.

Bridgtown Social AC, Staffs and Worcs Canal, Slade Heath, Coven, Staffs. Sun, 12. Roy Grosvenor (Bridgtown Social) 4-15-8, a crucian carp, a mirror carp plus skimmers, roach and gudgeon, poled caster, peg 4; Phil Eldershaw (Bridgtown Social) 4-4-13.

Browning Lifestyle/Izaak Walton, Trent and Mersey Canal, Hoo Mill, Staffs. Sun, 15. Paul Turner (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 11-13-0, a 3 lb 8 oz F1 plus skimmers, poled maggot, peg 11; Steve Cope (Four Ashes AC) 10-3-0; Sam Rushton (Mosella Bait-Tech) 6-6-0.

Burton Angling, The Riddings, Grendon, Warks. Sun, 29, Folly Pool. Darren Wayte (Burton Angling) 46-5-0, carp to 8 lb, method  with meat, peg 8; Josh Wardle (Burton Angling) 44-8-0; John Harper (Burton Angling) 39-3-0; Andy Beesley (Burton Angling) 37-15-0.

Canal Kings, Soho Loop, Birmingham Mainline Canal, Winson Green. Sun, 18. Gary Owen (Good Intent) 7-12-13, skimmers and roach, poled bread and hemp, peg 35; Tony Bowen (Cradley Heath Labour AC) 7-6-6; Mel Howard (Cornerstone AC) 7-1-10.

Cardiff Nomads, Hendre Lake. Tues pm, 12. Clive Branson (Sensas Nomads) 14-11-0, roach and skimmers, waggler and maggots; Lee Edwards (Garbolino) 14-9-0. Sat, 14. Lee Edwards (Garbolino) 30-12-0, bream, feedered maggots; Clive Branson (Sensas Nomads) 24-6-0.

Cefn Mably Lakes, nr Caerdidd. Wed, 22, over-50s. Clive Branson (Sensas Nomads) 64-4-0, carp, method and pellets to island, peg 22 Match Lake; Lynn Jones (Cefn Hengoed) 62-0-0; Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 54-0-0.

Devon AC, Tunnel Barn Farm, Warks. Sun, 19, House Pool. Chris Buckley (Swanns) 95-8-0, F1s to 3 lb, worm and paste, peg 31; Graham Brownlie (Devon AC) 95-2-0; Dominic Gaczynski (Devon AC) 71-12-0.

Furnace Mill Fishery, Bewdley, Worcs. Sun, 12, Mucky Meadow. Kev Williams (Wolverhampton) 124-2-0, carp to 10 lb, 4mm feed and 6mm expander pellet on hook, edges, peg 48; Bill Cook (Mark’s Tackle) 105-14-0.

Glamorgan, Redhill Fishery. Sun, 14. Clare Giddy (Barry) 125-8-0, carp to 10 lb, pellet waggler, peg 18 Penny’s Pond; Martin Giddy (Barry) 96-8-0.

GKN AC, The Riddings, Grendon, Warks. Sun, 17, Crucian Pool. Paul White (GKN) 129-13-0, carp to 10 lb, cat meat, peg 2; Paul Malpass (GKN) 86-9-0; Pete Batchelor (GKN) 84-6-0.

Goodyear AC, Staffs and Worcs Canal, Shaw Hall Lane, Coven, Staffs. Thurs pm, 15. Barry Jones (Four Ashes AC) 5-14-0, perch and roach, poled worm and caster, peg 14; Dennis Sumner (Bilston Angling Centre) 5-5-8; Paul Turner (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 2-12-7. Sun, 20, Quarry Pool, Aston Eyre, Shrops. JJ Gallagher (Goodyear) 103-2-0, carp to 7 lb, pellet waggler, bomb and pellet, peg 14; John Taylor (Goodyear) 97-3-0; Derek Cheetham (Goodyear) 74-11-0.

Hawkesbury Hall Farm, Bedworth, Warks. Thurs, 15, Match Pool. John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 114-6-0, carp to 12 lb, meat and corn, up and down, peg 36; Dave Markham (Hawkesbury) 84-8-0; Simon Enticott (Hawkesbury) 70-8-0. Sat, 21, Match Pool. Danny Tandy (Alvechurch) 137-5-0, carp to 12 lb, pellet shallow, peg 46; John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 103-2-0; Ian Shirley (Cov) 90-1-0; Paul Reynolds (Hawkesbury) 81-4-0. Sun, 24, Match Pool. Richard E. Grant (Hawkesbury) 72-9-0, bream to 4 lb, carp to 4 lb, corn and pellet, various areas, peg 42; Grant Merritt (Hawkesbury) 72-0-0; Stuart Johnson (Hawkesbury) 71-3-0; Charlie Merritt (Hawkesbury) 67-8-0.

Holgan Farm, Llawhaden. Sun, 18. Kev Roberts (Haverfordwest) 56-2-0, crucians, pellets in margins, Crucian Lake; Colin Bates (Haverfordwest) 27-2-0; Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm)26-6-0.

Iffers, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sat, 22. Christian Price (Iffers) 74-1-0, carp, pellet waggler, Penny’s Pond; Steve Brooks (Iffers) 70-1-0; Sam Grindle (Iffers) 68-1-0.

JCB Silver Fish Festival, South Lake, Rocester, Staffs. Sat, 30. John Thorpe (Lane’s Bait and Tackle) 43-6-0, 14 bream, conventional feeder and worm, peg 20; Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 35-15-0; Steve Roberts (JCB) 33-8-0; Mark Greening (Streetly) 32-11-0. Sun, 30. Ian Harnett (JCB) 49-6-0, 15 bream, method feeder, maggot and worm, peg 22; Nev Bailey (Ian’s Tackle) 41-1-0; Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 39-14-0; John Thorpe (Lane’s Bait and Tackle) 33-11-0. Overall: Ian Harnett (JCB) 2 (80-4-0); Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 2 (75-10-0); Brian Nicholls (Dudley Bait and Tackle) 2 (34-0-0).

King’s Pools, Shareshill, W. Mids. Wed, 23, all pools. Johnny Cockayne (King’s) 59-2-0, F1s to 1 lb, corn, New Match peg 17; Gary Lockley (King’s) 57-14-0; Keith Williams (King’s) 52-6-0; Paul Gregory (Swan Elite) 52-2-0. Sat, 10, Carp Pool. Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 100-0-0, F1s to 10 oz, pellet shallow, peg 10; Chris Robson (King’s) 79-14-0; Paul Gregory (Swan Elite) 68-0-0.

Dave Coster reveals his best-ever Go Fishing cartoons, with insight into how they happened, in this week's Angler's Mail magazine... as we celebrate 50 years of the title!

Dave Coster reveals his best-ever Go Fishing cartoons, with insight into how they happened, in this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine… as we celebrate 50 years of the title!

Lydney and Forest of Dean, Lydney Lake, Gloucs. Sun, 20. Adrian Davies (Lydney) 46-6-0, bream, method and pellets, peg 12; Paul Grindle (Lydney) 46-0-0; Graham Smith (Lydney) 42-4-0; Mike Shields (RFODAC) 24-10-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Tues, 16, Island and Middle pools. Chris Senter (Alan’s Tackle) 161-0-0, carp to 12 lb plus a few F1s, paste, edges, Island peg 12; Pete Mace (Autism Birmingham) 139-5-0; Bill Rathbone (St. Francis) 93-8-0. Wed, 22, over-50s, Silver. Terry Homer (CPA) 136-5-0, F1s to 2 lb, top four, banded pellet, peg 18; Bill Drew (Bewdley) 128-13-0; Lawrence Connelly (CPA) 103-12-0; Dave Bartlett (CPA) 86-11-0. Thurs, 24, Meadow. Ian Wood (CPA) 126-8-0, carp to 8 lb, shallow on meat at 13m, peg 55; Paul Hadlington (Club 2000) 109-8-0; Ray Phillips (Moorlands) 96-8-0; Pete Mace (Autism Birmingham) 84-2-0. Fri pm, 16, Meadow. Rob Brennan (CPA) 118-6-0, carp to 12 lb, meat shallow, peg 24; Dave Bowater (CPA) 84-2-0. Sat, 30, Island, Moors and Middle. Lee Richards (Packington) 187-12-0, 100 lb of carp to 17 lb on meat shallow, rest F1s to pellet on top three, Moors peg 1; Chris Hill (Mosella) 127-2-0; Martin Lefevre (Moorlands Gold) 114-0-0; Iwan Mills (Robin’s Timber) 112-1-0. Sun, 22, Island and Middle. Tony Armitage (Glynwed) 56-1-0, mostly F1s to 2 lb, short poled meat, Middle peg 10; Chris Hill (Mosella) 53-7-0; Paul Nash (Moorlands) 49-5-0; Adam Rumble (Maver Midlands/Bag’em) 46-9-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Worcs. Wed, 14, Middle Pool. Phil Smith (Throckmorton AC) 109-0-0, carp to 12 lb, corn and pellet in margins, peg 13; Howard Kaye (Sensas) 103-0-0; Mitch Rawlinson (Middy/Preston) 101-4-0. Thurs, 16, Island. Mitch Rawlinson (Middy) 92-8-0, mainly F1s, pellet waggler, peg 15; Jason Morris (Shipston AC) 81-8-0; Gary Marland (Fishing Republic) 77-4-0. Sat, 12, Middle. Neil McKinnon (Preston Innovations) 153-0-0, carp and F1s, pellet and pellet waggler, peg 9; Steve Ford (Daiwa Gordon League/OG) 130-12-0. Sun, 21, Island. Chris Cameron (Middy/OG) 175-8-0, carp and F1s, pellet, peg 34; Phil Smith (Throckmorton AC) 114-12-0; Mark Sheppard (Lee Mark MG) 109-12-0.

New City Anglers, Lliswerry Pond, Newport. Sat, 17, Juniors. Jordan Powell (Newport) 16 points, small roach, waggler and maggots, peg on park side; Cian Littlejohn (Newport) 14; Kyle Littlejohn (Newport) 11. Sun, 19, Seniors. Steve Cowhen (Newport) 27-9-0, tench to 5 lb, waggler with corn and Peperami, peg 27 park side; Craig Summerhill (Newport) 16-11-0; Mike May (Newport) 15-1-0.

Newport, Woodstock Pond, Gwent. Tues pm, 13. Rob Sims (Garry Evans Tackle) 31-0-0, bream to 6 lb, poled paste, peg 22; Martin Challenger (Cwmbran) 29-8-0; Shaun Wilson (Trethomas) 24-4-0. Wed pm, 14, School Pool. Rob Sims (Garry Evans Tackle) 37-0-0, F1s, poled paste, peg 38; Craig Guerra (Spencer Works) 31-0-0; Chris Murphy (Bargoed) 30-12-0. Sun, 29, Morgans Pond. Giles Cochrane (Cwmbran) 26-4-0, bream, poled casters, peg 96; John Hannam (Newport) 26-0-0; Dailis Schneider (Newport) 25-2-0.

Nisa, Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks. Wed, 28, Phase 1 Lake 2. Charlie Shaw (Derby Fishamania) 113-10-0, carp, method feeder to island, pellet, peg A4; Terry Sanderson (Angling Man) 97-6-0; Fred Coxon (Ringer’s Baits) 68-12-0; Terry Cockburn (Barnsley Juniors) 65-0-0. Thurs, 28, Snake and Reptile. Keith Hudson (Match Catch) 86-2-0, carp, meat in margins, Snake peg 24; Baz Smithson (Team Makins) 71-0-0; Lee Wright (Matrix) 66-10-0; Pete Caton (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 59-14-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks. Wed, 18, Solihull Angling Centre Open, Molands Mere Pool. Lee Richards (Packington) 93-15-0, F1s to 3 lb plus 3 carp to 8 lb, pellet shallow, peg 60; John Burchell (Packington) 78-10-0; Danny Tresigne (Alvechurch) 77-13-0. Sat, 21, Big Geary’s Pool. Ian Keywood (Matrix/Solihull Angling Centre) 40-12-0, 8 carp, corn down the edge, peg 36; Fred Coxon (Ringer Baits) 40-2-0; Dave Duggan (Dams & Lock) 36-8-0; Gary Kirkham (Smithy’s) 35-5-0. Sun, 25, Molands Mere Pool. Shane Whittaker (Packington) 96-12-0, F1s to 3 lb, pellet shallow at 13m, peg 48; Ray Quiney (Packington) 83-10-0; John Newton (Smithy’s) 67-2-0; Paul Hunter (Paul’s Fodder) 56-13-0.

Parkes’ Hall AC, Moorlands Farm, Worcs. Sun, 16, Meadow Pool. Lee Harris (Parkes’ Hall) 103-9-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet feeder, peg 53; Richard Whitehouse (Parkes’ Hall) 91-2-0; William Garratt (Parkes’ Hall) 34-10-0.

Perry Dalgarno Memorial, Weston Pools, Oswestry, Salop. Sat, 53. Matt Dawes (ABC Baits YTW) 171-10-0, carp, barbel and F1s, caster, Stretton peg 14; Dave ‘Oddy’ Hodson (Deeside Tackle) 167-8-0; Darren Frost (Tri-Cast Weston Team Wales) 135-4-0; Sean Sandham (Bron Eifion) 132-10-0; Stuart Davies (Tackle Locker) 120-10-0; Chris Lewis (Tackle Locker) 113-12-0. £500 raised for Severn Hospice.

Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop. Mon, 15, Larch Pool. Dave Matson (Rod and Gun) 80-4-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet and corn in the margins, peg 6; Keith Powell (PI Boldings) 61-1-0. Wed, 18, Chestnut. Bob Tromans (Fiery Holes AC) 76-6-0, carp to 6 lb and skimmers, pellet at 5m, peg 30; Mick Jameson (PI Boldings) 70-6-0; Mick Keene (Weston Pools) 65-7-0. Thurs, 14, Chestnut and Sycamore. Andy Williams (Colmic Vespe) 113-5-0, carp to 8 lb and bream, corn and maggot down sides, Sycamore peg 21; Steve Roberts (OAC) 89-8-0. Sat, 19, Sycamore and Chestnut. Jason Atwell (PI Boldings) 93-5-0, carp to 6 lb and bream, corn close in, Sycamore 13; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 90-7-0; Dave Matson (Rod and Gun) 90-4-0. Sun, 24, Oak and Sycamore Pools. Gareth Emlyn (OAC) 102-2-0, carp to 7 lb, maggot down side, Oak peg 5; Dave Hailey (PI Boldings) 100-9-0; Mick Jameson (PI Boldings) 88-7-0; Kelvin Emlyn (OAC) 87-6-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcs. Tues, 21, Arles Pool. Jon Jones (Peg One Angling) 71-0-0, carp, pellet, peg 10; Wayne Panting (Peg One Angling) 62-8-0; Phil Shergold (Bilston Angling Centre) 41-0-0; Mark Westwood (Bilston Angling Centre) 40-0-0. Fri pm, 15, Front and Back Deans. Danny Tresigne (Woodlands) 130-8-0, carp, pellet, peg 47; Rob Camden (Woodlands) 113-4-0; Wayne Panting (Peg One Angling) 88-12-0. Sat, 22, Hay and Barley. Colin Vallender (Maver Lobby’s) 117-8-0, carp, pellet, Barley peg 20; Paul Foster (Northfield Veterans) 112-10-0; R. Edmunds (Woodlands) 75-6-0; N. Hancock (Peg One Angling) 72-12-0. Sun, 24, Front and Back Deans. Danny Baker (Tredegar Angling) 130-6-0, carp, pellet, peg 37; Mark Westwood (Bilston Angling Centre) 123-2-0; D. Johnson (Steven’s Tackle Centre) 116-11-0; Kev Tranter (Colmic) 109-0-0.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Wed, 17. Christian Price (Iffers) 120-12-0, carp, feeder and wagglered pellets, peg 11 Penny’s Pond; Andrew Mann (Frenzee) 111-4-0; Mike Shields (Ashfield Park Services) 94-8-0.

Reedswood AC, Reedswood Pool, Walsall. Tues, 10. Brian Rigby (Shakespeare) 18-0-0, roach and skimmers, poled worm at 7m, peg 16; Dennis Taylor (Beechdale AC) 15-12-0.


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Rough Hay AC, Vineyards, Halfpenny Green, Staffs. Sun, 20. Cliff Archbold (Rough Hay) 90-2-0, carp to 6 lb, maggot shallow, peg 20; Alan Gough (Wolverhampton AA) 52-12-0; Steve Hitchens (Rough Hay) 37-12-0.

Sirhowy, Staunton Court, Gloucs. Sun, 20. Sean McCarthy (Tredegar Angling Centre) 181-8-0, carp, poled pellets and corn, peg on concrete bank; Phil Rawlings (Newport) 143-8-0; Alan Davies (Trealaw) 129-8-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Warks. Sun, 8. Clark Taylor (Stirrup Cup) 9-0-0, bream to 1 lb plus perch to 8 oz, poled worm, pinkie and red maggot, peg 49.

Tunnel Barm Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Mon, 17, House Pool. Pete Rice (Bag’em) 164-5-0, F1s plus mixed silvers, caster, shallow, top two, peg 29; Dave Chapman (Swann Baits) 133-0-0; Kevin Keasey (TBF Vets) 93-6-0. Tues, 21, over-50s, Top Pool. Alex Harper (TBF Colts) 144-0-0, F1s to 2 lb, caster, top two, shallow and edges, peg 24; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 143-1-0; Chris Constable (TBF Vets) 104-13-0; Tim Kinson (TBF) 87-5-0. Thurs, TBF Vets, 65, Bottom, Top and High Pools. Johnny Merchant 154-7-0, F1s to 2 lb, maggot, top two plus one through groundbait slop, High peg 7; Steve Johnson 151-13-0; Dave Chapman 139-6-0; Ken Turner 92-9-0; John Berry 79-8-0; John Stratford 67-12-0 (all TBF Vets). Fri, 17, Jenny’s Pool. Pete Rice (Bag’em) 158-8-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, maggot though slop, top two, peg 5; Mark Rice (Bag’em) 119-12-0; Wayne Ainsworth (Mid-City) 114-2-0. Sat, 18, House Pool. Richard Knowles (Shakespeare) 174-1-0, F1s to 2½ lb, caster shallow 6m and edges, peg 24; Pete Rice (Bag’em) 169-12-0; Mark Rice (Bag’em) 139-1-0. Sun, 20, Canal Pool. Lee Richards (Packington) 181-13-0, carp to 6 lb and F1s, banded pellet at 6m, peg 7; Pete Rice (Bag’em) 134-13-0; Mark Rice (Bag’em) 127-11-0.

Wassell Grove Summer League, Hagley, Worcs. Sat, 18, Brook and Match pools. Sam Parker (Club 2000) 89-12-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet in margins, Brook peg 4; Alan Gethen (Club 2000) 86-8-0; Terry Homer (Club 2000) 71-0-0.

Welsh Civil Service Championships, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Fri, 19. Derek Goode (Pontypridd) 80-6-0, carp to 9 lb, poled pellets in margins, peg 38 Penny’s Pond; Jim Palmer (Cardiff) 78-12-0; Andy Duckers (Chester) 71-8-0.

White Springs, Pontarddulais, Swansea. Wed, 14, Big Pit. Dan Bowen (White Springs) 130-4-0, carp, poled pellets, peg 11; Chris Wells (Burry Port) 110-12-0; Alan Godrich (Swansea) 85-13-0. Sun, 19, New Canal. Rob Jones (Neath) 109-4-0, carp, poled pellets, peg 28; Mike Williams (Cross Hands) 94-0-0; Ian Exall (Blackwood) 79-0-0.

Wolverhampton AA, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Acton Trussell, Staffs. Wed pm, 11. Steve Cope (Four Ashes AC) 5-1-0, all roach, poled caster, peg 2; Paul Turner (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 4-13-0; Arthur Shaw (Wolves) 3-2-8. Sat, 17, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Otherton Lock, Penkridge. Simon Nickless (Saints) 14-0-0, skimmers, poled chopped worm and caster, peg 11; Nigel Clayton (Browning Lifestyle) 10-3-0; Barry Williams (Bilston Angling Centre) 9-8-4.

Wolverhampton Over 60s Club, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Slade Heath, Staffs. Wed, 20. Alan Round (Browning Lifestyle) 6-10-0, gudgeon and blade roach, poled squatt and pinkie, peg 1; Tony Wardley (Bridgtown Social) 3-3-8; Tony Keeling (Team Eclipse) 3-3-5.

Wrings, Sevenoaks Fishery, S. Wales. Sun, 14. Steve Galea (Llantrisant) 50-0-0, carp and bream, feedered corn, peg near bungalow; Colin Murray (Pontyclun) 44-8-0; Carwen Morgan (Llantrisant) 42-0-0.



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