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* Bilston Angling Centre Ind WL, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Wombourne, Staffs. Sun, 30. Bob Edgerton (Stafford) 9-9-0, roach, chub to 1 lb plus perch, poled bread punch and caster, peg 16; Barry Williams (Bilston Angling Centre) 7-5-4; Ian Hingley (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 5-11-0; Bert Simmill (Bilston Angling Centre) 5-7-8; Nigel Clayton (Browning Lifestyle) 5-0-4; Martin Owen (Browning Lifestyle) 5-0-0. League: Steve Broome (Bilston Angling Centre) 19; Ian Hingley (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 21; Barry Williams (Bilston Angling Centre) 22; Barry Jones (Four Ashes AC) 22.

See cover star Steve Collett, our online match blogger, in action at a famous midlands venue, in this week's Angler's Mail - in shops from March 4.

See cover star Steve Collett, our online match blogger, in action at a famous midlands venue, in this week’s Angler’s Mail – in shops from March 4.

* Blackfords Progressives, Calf Heath Reservoir, Gailey, Staffs. Sat, 32. Neville Bailey (Hednesford) 33-1-0, bream to 3 lb, Method feeder, peg 53; Dave Shaw (Ian’s Tackle) 28-12-0; Mark Greening (Streetly) 22-12-0; Bob Harris (Blackfords) 17-2-0; Steve Preece (M & S Joinery) 16-9-0; Johnny Burns (Blackfords) 16-6-0.

* Coventry Canal WL, Coventry Canal, Nuneaton, Warks. Sun, 32. Sam Barker (Dams & Lock 2) 7-5-6, roach to 12 oz, poled bloodworm to brambles, peg C7; Paul Bick (Shakespeare Superteam) 5-4-9; Darren Pale (Browning Central Hybrids) 4-6-9; Ben Sharratt (Shakespeare Agility) 4-5-8; Tony Barker (Shakespeare Agility) 3-11-6; Tony Foster (Dams and Lock 1) 3-11-4. Teams: Shakespeare Agility 10; Shakespeare Superteam 11; Browning Central Hybrids 15; Measham 18. Final League: Shakespeare Agility 58; Dams and Lock 1 65; Shakespeare Superteam 67; Measham 96; Dams and Lock 2 100; Browning Central Force 101.

* Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Sat, 32, Silver and Island pools. Richard Kings (Colin Pace Academy) 60-10-0, F1s, maggot at 3m, peg 34 Silver; Dave Parry (Decca’s) 58-11-0; Colin Pace (Colin Pace Academy) 50-6-0; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 49-8-0. Sun, 35, Meadow and Moors. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 65-4-0, carp, bomb and corn, peg 13 Meadow; Paul Little (Colin Pace Academy) 33-9-0; Colin Pace (Colin Pace Academy) 25-6-0; Iwan Mills (Robins Timber) 18-5-0.

* Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Sun, 47, Molands Mere and Little Gearys. John Newton (Smithys) 34-4-0, carp and F1s, poled caster, peg 13, Molands Mere; Rob Avery (Smithys) 32-6-0; Roy Beasley (Packington) 32-4-0; Mark Downes (Kamasan Starlets) 31-14-0.

* Preston Innovations Woodland View Winter Pairs, Hadley, Worcs. Sun, 60, High, Deans and Arles pools. Chris Hill (Mosella) 86-1-0, carp, poled pellet shallow, High peg 30; J. Davis (Fisherman’s Friend) 51-0-0; Andy Taylor (Lobby’s Tackle) 44-14-0; T. Whitcher (Worcester) 41-8-0. Pairs undisclosed pending ongoing enquiries.




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Barford AA, Warks Avon, Barford. Sat, 25. Kevin Jones (Wolves MG) 14-10-0, two barbel including a 12 lb 8 oz brute, pellet feeder; Paul King (Sensas Portway) 13-8-0; Dave Foxall (DH Angling) 12-12-0; Dave Haynes (Match Fishing) 9-7-0. Sun, 20. Pete Millard (Barford) 20-2-0, two barbel to 12 lb 12 oz, pellet feeder, peg 77; Ian Patrick (Barford) 7-2-0; Ian Winter (DH Angling) 6-8-0; Tweedy Harris (Lanes) 6-6-0.

Barston, Solihull, W. Mids. Sat, 14. Steve Ringer (Daiwa/Guru) 110-3-0, 42 F1s, Method and pellet, peg 22; Nigel Franklin (Barston) 99-11-0; James Hipkiss (Ridgemere) 98-10-0.

Bridgnorth AS, River Severn, Linley Bank, Salop. Sun, 27. Keith Russell (Bell Otters) 20-13-0, four barbel, bomb and meat, peg 53; Dave George (Wolves) 16-13-0; Bill Mitchell (Bridgnorth AS) 12-15-0; James Checketts, 16, (Pedmore) 8-1-0.

Cefn Mably, Cardiff. Wed, 15, Over-50s. Paddy Payne (Merthyr) 61-1-0, carp, poled pellets, pegged between Bridge Pool islands; Dave Pike (Cardiff) 57-11-0; Rob Dyer (Swansea) 41-0-0.

Cornerstone AC, Grand Union Canal, Birmingham. Sat, 16. Trevor Wills (Good Intent) 7-8-3, roach, poled bread punch and squatt, peg 5; Chris Rice (Browning West Midlands) 1-13-12; Keith Ward (Kamasan Starlets) 1-10-8.

Earlswood Lakes Ind WL, Solihull, B’ham. Sun, 20, Yachter and Engine pools. Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 14-8-0, bream to 3 lb, groundbait feeder with maggot, Yachter peg 51; Ian Barrow (Warwick) 14-6-0; Zbigniew Pawlowski (Shakespeare Superteam) 11-6-0.

Furnace Mill Fisheries, Bewdley, Worcs. Sun, 10, Mucky Meadow Pool. Dean Sheldon (Fosters) 66-14-0, carp, chub, roach and bream, poled expander pellet over micros at 14m, peg 54; Ross Sheldon (Furnace Mill) 58-1-0.

Goodyear AC, Shropshire Union Canal, Rye Hill, Staffs. Sun. 10. Ray Bates (Goodyear AC) 5-5-0, roach and gudgeon, poled bread punch and squatt, peg 1; Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 5-1-0.

Halesowen RBL, Staffs & Worcs Canal, Hinksford, Swindon, Staffs., Sun. 20. Sean Waite (Halesowen RBL) 9-5-0, perch, roach and skimmers, poled chopped worm and caster, peg 18; Brian Smith (Halesowen RBL) 7-14-0; John Babbington (Halesowen RBL) 6-3-0.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks. Sat, 14. John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 29-1-0, carp, poled corn, peg 42; Keith Walton (Hawkesbury) 28-1-0; Rolly Sturdy (Hawkesbury/Tetley) 26-2-0. Sun, 23. Paul Thompson (Hawkesbury) 49-3-0, carp and tench, poled pellet, peg 46; Richard Green (Hawkesbury) 38-6-0; Dave Hurlstone (Hawkesbury) 37-1-0.

Holgan Farm, Llawhaden, W. Wales. Sun, 18. Kevin Roberts (Haverfordwest) 319-0-0, carp from 3 lb to 13 lb, poled expander pellets in margins, peg 19 Match Lake; Derek King (Haverfordwest) 98-14-0; Colin Bates (Pembroke) 79-10-0.

Iffers, Harescombe Lake, Gloucs. Sun, 16. Alan Simmonds (Iffers) 88-4-0, F1s, poled maggots, peg 7; Gordon Hemms (Iffers) 35-12-0; Bob Williams (Iffers) 34-4-0.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, W. Mids. Wed, = 21. Lee Harris (Shakespeare) 52-6-0, F1s, poled pellet, Carp Pool peg 18; Tony Wollaston (Fatty’s Bait & Tackle) 47-11-0; Steve Lovell (Bilston Angling Centre) 43-6-0; Dave Doughty (Woodend) 38-0-0. Sat, 10, Big Match Pool, 10. Sean Stenson (King’s) 19-8-0, F1s, poled pellet, peg 1; Gary Gollins (Swan Elite) 19-8-0; Lee Harris (Shakespeare) 19-4-0; Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 19-4-0. Sun, 21, Big and New. Mick Smith (King’s) 68-12-0, F1s, poled pellet, Big Match peg 8; Dave White (Maver Midlands/ Bag’em) 43-14-0; David Craggs (Maver Midlands) 33-13-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Tues, 19, Silver Pool. Tony Stead (West Midlands Police) 58-11-0, F1s, worm at 10m, peg 30; Pete Truman (Colin Pace Academy) 47-6-0; Lawrence Connolly (Colin Pace Academy) 46-10-0. Wed, 18, over-50s, Meadow Pool. Lawrence Connolly (Colin Pace Academy) 57-12-0, carp, wagglered corn, peg 55; Clive Munslow (Moorlands) 36-11-0; Bill Drew (Bewdley) 34-10-0. Thurs, 20, Bank, Island and Middle. Lawrence Connolly (Colin Pace Academy) 32-4-0, carp, wagglered corn, peg 26 Island; Dave Bartlett (Colin Pace Academy) 31-12-0; Owen Boswell (Colin Pace Academy) 27-4-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Worcs. Wed, 17, Ash and Middle pools. Terry Winstone (Bonehill Mill) 109-0-0, F1s, pellet waggler, peg 20 Ash; Tony Shepherd (Banbury Gunsmiths) 54-8-0; Scott Smith (Smithys) 51-2-0. Thurs, 12, Windmill and Middle. Jason Cooke (WB Clarke/Sensas) 91-8-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet, peg 24 Middle; Martin Goodall (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 59-0-0; Ben Sutor (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 46-0-0. Sat, 20, Ash, Windmill and Boundary. Chris Telling (Colmic Airon) 117-8-0, carp, F1s and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 5 Ash; Kevin Giles (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 64-0-0; Terry Winstone (Bonehill Mill) 56-0-0. Sun, 22, Ash, Windmill and Island. Matt Chapman (Smithys) 94-10-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet and pellet waggler, peg 7 Ash; Steve Partington (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 85-2-0; Neil McKinnon (Preston Innovations) 66-0-0.

Nisa Feeders, Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks. Wed, 18, Lake 4. Lee Westwood (Lichfield) 44-10-0, carp and bream, pellet cone, peg 8; Stefan Sanderson (Angling Man) 20-4-0; Ian Hughes (Browning) 8-0-0. Thurs, 18, Thames Pool. Terry Cockburn snr (Coalville) 57-8-0, carp and bream, pellet at 13m, peg 16; Dave White (Sensas Coalville) 20-0-0; Phil Hull (Lane’s Baits) 19-2-0.

One More Cast, Lower Pen y clawdd Farm, Raglan, Glamorgan. Sun, 10. Dan Ewers (OMC) 41-0-0, carp, poled pellets, pegged on Wagtail Pool; Alan Williams (OMC) 29-8-0; Darran James (OMC) 25-5-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks. Wed, 23, Little Gearys. Jamie Clarkson (Packington) 42-0-0, F1s, tip and pellet, peg 7; Tony Musticone (Packington) 32-0-0; John Stockton (Barford) 31-0-0. Wed pm, 11, Molands Mere. John Burchell (Packington) 85-4-0, carp and F1s, pellet waggler, peg 44; Danny Tresigne (Packington) 74-5-0; Pete Hughes (Packington) 72-4-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop. Mon, 12, Sycamore and Chestnut pools. Phil Shaw (Preston Innovations Boldings) 64-7-0, carp to 5 lb and bream to 3 lb, poled maggot down side, peg 47 Sycamore; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 64-1-0; Bob Hill (Shrewsbury) 50-3-0. Wed, 12, Chestnut. Stuart Aston (Swann Baits) 41-12-0, carp to 4 lb and skimmers, pellet and maggot down edge, peg 4; Tony Moreton (Preston Innovations) 35-9-0; Howard Williams (Tri-Cast Weston) 34-3-0. Sun, 27, Beech, Larch and Chestnut. Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 92-2-0, carp to 6 lb, maggot and pellet at 7m and down side, peg 18 Beech; Kelvin Emlyn (Oakengates Angling Centre) 84-9-0; Craig Goldstraw (Telford) 56-14-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcs. Sat, 12, Ghost Pool. Simon Nickless (Saints) 51-2-0, carp, poled corn, peg 8; Gary Kirkham (ABC Baits) 47-8-0; Phil Bishop (ABC Baits) 39-8-0; Wayne Panting (Evesham AC) 38-0-0.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Wed, 16, pole-only. Tony Summers (Wye Angling) 82-2-0, carp, corn over pellets, 12m and 14m, peg 34 Penny’s Pond; James Barnett (Risca) 73-14-0; Chris Shepherd (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 54-4-0.

Rhymney, Fochriw Feeder Pond, Mid-Glamorgan. Sun, 10. Colin Whitehouse (Rhymney) 8-4-0, a 7 lb carp, a hybrid and a roach, groundbait feedered single maggot, peg by car park; Brian Rees (Rhymney) 0-3-0. Riverside Fishery, Maesycwmmer, Gwent. Sat, 14. Clive Roberts (Sensas Nomads) 21-7-0, roach, casters, 5m and 6m, peg 4 Meadow Lake; Larry Salter (Ebbw Vale) 21-0-0; Dennis O’Leary (Ebbw Vale) 19-14-0.

Rough Hay AC, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Awbridge, Staffs. Sun, 16. Cliff Archbold 5-7-11, a chub plus bits, poled squatt and pinkie, peg 2; John Parker 3-5-0; Arthur Shaw 2-12-8 (all Rough Hay AC).

Solhampton Fishery Ind WL, Stourport-On-Severn, Worcs. Sun, 16, Kingfisher Pool. Andy Welding (Solhampton) 60-8-0, carp to 4 lb, poled pellet and corn at 13 metres to 13 metres, peg 5; Mark Betteridge (National Express Walsall) 55-12-0; Steve Burrus (Club 2000) 48-5-0. Final league: Mark Betteridge (National Express Walsall) 21; Andy Welding (Solhampton) 27; Karl Stephens (Colmic) 29.

Spencer Works, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sat, 20. Andy Price (Newport) 28-12-0, carp, pole and feedered pellets, peg 10 Penny’s Pond; Alan Davies (Trealaw) 26-8-0; Aiden Williams (Spencer Works Juniors) 23-8-0; Warren Beard (Cwmbran) 23-4-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Warks. Sun, 9. Andy Curless (Preston Innovations Blackhorse) 3-4-0, a skimmer plus small roach and perch, poled squatt, peg 21; Graham Massey (Dams and Lock) 1-15-0.

TK Grueller, Cannock Extension Canal, Pelsall, W. Mids. Sat, 14. Big Col Talbot (Cashmores AC) 4-0-9, a bonus 2 lb tench plus roach and perch, poled joker, peg 1; Roy ‘The Shell’ Cotterill (Cashmores AC) 2-5-8; Garry Chalk (Cashmore’s AC) 2-3-11.

Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Mon, 17, Jennys Pool. Charlie McGurin (Fosters) 102-9-0, F1s, pellet at 2m, peg 16; Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 83-14-0; Dave Chapman (Swann Baits) 80-1-0. Tues, 22, over-50s, House Pool 2. Pete Rice (Bag’em Matchbaits) 86-13-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, maggot at 2m, peg 1; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 60-5-0; Mark Arrowsmith (Maver Newman Scotts) 50-0-0; Dave Smiddy (Maver Newman Scotts) 33-5-0. Wed, 22, New Pool. Richard Knowles (Shakespeare Superteam) 73-5-0, stockies and F1s, pellet at 8m, peg 27; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 70-0-0; Dave James (Mosella UK) 60-12-0. Thurs, 53, Veterans, Jennys and High pools. Chris Constable 48-1-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, maggot at 6m and down edge, peg 33 High; Rolly Sturdy 47-8-0; John Berry 44-13-0; Ron Notley 40-14-0; Dennis Lutwytche 40-4-0; Len Watton 36-4-0 (all Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans). Fri, 17, Canal. Dave James (Mosella UK) 63-0-0, carp, F1s and barbel, poled maggot through slop down edge, peg 3; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 45-1-0; Pete Caton (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 39-14-0. Sat, 26, New. Pete Caton (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 85-15-0, F1s, pellet at 14m to island, peg 25; Richard Knowles (Shakespeare Superteam) 75-2-0; Lloyd Hayes (Castle Ashby) 64-13-0; Ronnie Biggs (OHMS) 62-2-0. Sun, 24, House 2. Lee Richards (Packington) 66-9-0, F1s, maggot at 6m, peg 24; Pete Caton (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 62-3-0; Steve Lovell (Mosella UK/Bait-Tech) 59-6-0; Pete Rice (Bag’em Matchbaits) 55-4-0.

White Springs, Pontarddulais, nr. Swansea. Sun, 18. Phil Lewis (Skewen) 49-0-0, carp and bream, feedered pellets, pegged on Match Lake; Aidan Morris (Swansea) 36-4-0; Peter Williams (Swansea) 33-8-0.



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