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Aberglais, Phocle Lake, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. Sat, 18. Mark Williams (Abertysswg) 39-12-0, small carp on pole and casters, peg 13; Gary Miles (Merthyr) 32-12-0; Terry Jones (Abertysswg) 31-8-0.

Bilston Angling Centre Individual Winter League, Shropshire Union Canal, Pendeford, Staffs. Sun. 28. Craig Cope (Bilston Angling Centre) 10-13-0, roach and skimmers, poled bread and squatt, peg 16; Steve Broome (Bilston Angling Centre) 9-4-0; Bruce Birch (Four Ashes AC) 8-10-6; John Garbett (Bilston Angling Centre) 8-3-14; Kevin Perry (Browning Lifestyle) 6-0-5; Lee Dorset (Cashmores AC) 5-5-12. Final League: Steve Broome (Bilston Angling Centre) 21; Ian Hingley (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 26 (on section wins and weight); Barry Williams (Bilston Angling Centre) 26; Barry Jones (Four Ashes AC) 26; Dave Holbrook (Brownhills) 26; Bruce Birch (Four Ashes AC) 26; Paul Turner (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 28 (on section wins and weight); Bob Edgerton (Stafford) 28.

Blackfords Progressives, Kingswood Lake, Cannock, Staffs. Sat. 21. Tony Jeffery (JCB) 24-9-0, bream to 3 lb, Method feeder, peg 45; Mark Perrin (Telford) 21-9-0; Johnny Burns (Blackfords) 17-10-0.

Browning Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks, New Pool, Mon, 18. Dave Chapman (Swann Baits) 109-15-0, F1s, poled pellet down edge, peg 1; Phil Moore (Rugeley Power Station) 102-13-0; Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 98-13-0; Steve Nichols (Banbury Gunsmiths) 98-4-0. Tues, 30, over-50s, High Pool. Pete Rice (Bag ’em Matchbaits) 71-6-0, F1s, ghosties, crucians and roach, poled maggot through groundbait slop at 2m, peg 26; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 66-4-0; Ken Turner (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 61-9-0; Barry Duggan (Warwick Portobello) 60-0-0. Wed, 16, Top Pool. Pete Rice (Bag ’em Matchbaits) 149-3-0, F1s and mixed silver fish, poled maggot through groundbait slop at 2m, peg 31; Dave James (Mosella UK) 129-9-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 120-15-0; Richard Knowles (Shakespeare Superteam) 112-10-0. Thurs, 70, Veterans, High, Canal, Club and Jennys Pools. Ken Turner 89-5-0, carp, F1s and mixed silver fish, poled pellet and maggot at 2m and down edges, peg 11, Jennys Pool; Ron Notley 76-5-0; Alan Higgs 73-7-0; Chris Constable 71-11-0; Colin Jordon 66-4-0; Alan Dawson 56-7-0 (all Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans). Fri, 18, High Pool. Dave James (Mosella UK) 74-15-0, F1s and stockies, poled maggot through groundbait slop down edges, peg 21; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 74-2-0; Tony Ainsworth (Mid-City) 71-5-0; Wayne Sweetman (Tunnel Barn Farm) 67-15-0. Sat, 24, New Pool. John Khan (Harden Fishery) 131-5-0, F1s, poled corn and pellet at 2m, peg 28; Pete Rice (Bag ’em Matchbaits) 127-15-0; Daz Shippley (Tunnel Barn Farm) 99-14-0; Dave James (Mosella UK) 98-13-0. Sun, 18, House Pool 2. Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 156-14-0, F1s, poled pellet through grounbait slop down edges, peg 21; Wayne Sweetman (Tunnel Barn Farm) 144-5-0; Dave James (Mosella UK) 136-10-0; Pete Caton (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 124-1-0; Pete Rice (Bag ’em Matchbaits) 122-2-0; Les Wetton (Tunnel Barn Farm/F1Baits) 114-1-0.

Cefn Mably Lakes, S. Wales. Wed, 23, over-50s. Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 43-0-0, carp, poled corn over pellets, point peg on Bridge Pool; Paddy Payne (Merthyr) 42-12-0; James Smithson (Cardiff) 36-0-0; Chris Murphy (Bargoed) 34-0-0.

Cornerstone AC, Grand Union Canal, Small Heath, Birmingham. Sat. 11. Martin Owen (Browning Lifestyle) 12-6-3, roach and skimmers, poled squatt and bread punch, peg 1; Stan Ward (Bilston Angling Centre) 11-14-0; Colin Wellings (Cornerstone AC) 8-12-0; Paul Turner (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 7-3-14.

Earlswood Lakes Individual Series, Solihull, Birmingham. Sun, 19, Yachter Dam. Ian Barrow (Warwick) 9-4-0, mainly skimmers, feeder and maggot, peg 50; Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 7-15-0; Budgie Bird (Tamworth) 6-14-0.

Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Worcs. Thurs, 12, Heron. Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 71-0-0, carp, poled pellet and corn, peg 5; Neil Oakley (Black Country Tackle) 70-5-0; Brian Peryy (Harris MG) 62-0-0. Sat, 15, Heron. Mark Brown (Elmbridge) 72-8-0, carp, poled pellet and corn and pellet feeder, peg 7; Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 72-0-0; Craig Arnold (Allens Tackle) 70-0-0. Sun, 17, Pheasant. Dave Oliver (Dudley Bait and Tackle) 84-6-0, carp, poled corn, peg 27; Alan Goode (Stevens Tackle) 64-0-0; Albert Brookes (Brewood) 57-0-0.

Furnace Mill OG WL, Mucky Meadow and Furnace pools, Bewdley, Worcs. Sun, 14. Ross Sheldon (Furnace Mill) 126-6-0, carp to 10 lb, chub, barbel, roach and perch to 3 lb, pellet down edge and at 13 metres, Mucky Meadow peg 47; Andy Rowbottom (ABC Bait) 123-0-0; Daz Randle (Mosella Black Country) 107-8-0. League: Dean Sheldon (Foster’s) 75; Max Galaszewski (Furnace Mill) 73; Daz Randle (Mosella Black Country) 67; Ross Sheldon (Furnace Mill) 64.

Gadgers/Magical UK, Holgan Farm, Llawhaden, W. Wales. Sun, 30, rod-only. John Charlesworth (Swansea) 143-1-0, all carp, pop-up bread, peg 24 Match Lake; Kev Roberts (Haverfordwest) 126-10-0; Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 110-10-0.

Goodyear AC, Shropshire Union Canal, Cowley, Staffs. Sun, 9. Barry Lewis (Goodyear AC) 3-8-0, gudgeon and small roach, poled pinkie, peg 4; Ray Bates (Goodyear AC) 3-2-8; Mick Round (Goodyear AC) 2-11-0; Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 2-1-10.

Full coverage of the match scene, plus amazing end of season catches are in this week's Angler's Mail magazine - in shops from Tuesday, March 18.
Full coverage of the match scene, plus amazing end of season catches are in this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine – in shops from Tuesday, March 18.


Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks. Sat, 15. John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 66-15-0, carp and bream, poled corn and meat, peg 43; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 58-4-0; Tim Palmer (Hawkesbury) 55-1-0. Sun, 23. Dom Lannie (Hawkesbury) 166-4-0, new match record, carp, poled pellet, peg 46; Paul Reynolds (Hawkesbury) 58-12-0; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 49-14-0.

Iffers, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sat, 16. Sam Hughes (Iffers) 113-10-0, carp, poled corn over pellets, peg on Molly’s Pond; Bob Williams (Iffers) 99-12-0; Steve Durant (Iffers) 59-6-0. Sun, 17, Grange Springs, Trellech. Glamorgan. Alan Simmonds (Iffers) 52-0-0, carp, poled corn, peg at lodge end; Wayne Meek (Iffers) 32-7-0; Darren Saunders (Iffers) 30-8-0.

JCB, Rocester, Staffs. Sun, 20, silvers, North Lake. Dave Shaw (Ian’s Tackle) 20-2-0, mainly barbel to 8 lb, Method feeder, peg 17; Chris Brown (Gerry’s of Nottingham) 17-8-0; Dave Frith (Alfreton) 15-8-0.

King’s Pools, , Shareshill, Wolverhampton, W. Mids. Wed. All Pools, 25. Clive Nixon (Maver Gold / Bag’em Baits) 77-12-0, F1’s to 2 lb, poled pellet, Big Match peg 55; Tony Maj (Maver Gold / Bag’em Baits) 54-11-0; Jordan Hall (Maver Midlands / Bag’em Baits) 49-12-0. Sat. Big Match Pool, 16. Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 65-2-0; John Benjamin (King’s) 43-3-0; Gary Gollins (Swan Elite) 40-4-0. Sun, 26. Peter Plant senior (Maver Midlands) 64-3-0, F1s to 10 oz, poled caster, New Match peg 1; Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 63-12-0; Johnny Burke (Brewood) 61-13-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Tues, 19, Meadow Pool. Keith Deaner (Halfway House) 77-0-0, carp, poled pellet down the edge, peg 11; Basil Rathbone (St Francis) 73-8-0; Ryan Thacker (Colin Pace Academy) 56-13-0. Wed, 23, over-50s, Bank, Moors and Island. Clive Munslow (Moorlands) 63-8-0, carp, wagglered corn, peg 7, Bank Pool; Lawrence Connolly (Colin Pace Academy) 56-10-0; Pete Mace (Autism Birmingham) 42-6-0. Thurs, 24, Silver and Middle. Lawrence Connolly (Colin Pace Academy) 115-1-0, F1s, poled maggot down edge, peg 28 Silver; John Watson (Old Ghost) 104-7-0; Keith Deaner (Halfway House) 103-6-0. Sat, 34, Meadow and Moors. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 113-10-0, F1s, poled pellet down edges, peg 11 Moors; Clive Wright (Mosella ABC) 84-14-0; Paul Haddlington (Club 2000) 76-1-0; Chris Hill (Mosella) 60-12-0. Sun, 41, Bank, Moors, Middle and Island. Tony Armitage (Glywed) 71-4-0, F1s and skimmers, poled meat at 5m, peg 10 Middle; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 66-11-0; Nigel Hargreaves (Colin Pace Academy) 56-3-0; Ray Phillips (Colin Pace Academy) 55-4-0; Iwan Mills (Robins Timber) 54-12-0; Adam Rumble (Maver Midlands) 51-10-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Worcs. Wed, 19, Ash and Middle Pools. Andy Stone (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 146-4-0, carp, pellet waggler, peg 25, Middle Pool; Phil Hardwick (Banbury Gunsmiths) 127-12-0; Dave Curtis (Astwood Bank Dark Lane) 92-14-0. Thurs, 21, Boundary and Island. Ben Sutor (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 107-2-0, F1s, pellet waggler, peg 14 Island; David Howard (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 104-4-0; Danny Royds (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 92-0-0. Sat, 19, Windmill and Boundary. Terry Winstone (Bonehill Mill) 80-8-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet, pellet waggler and groundbait feeder, peg 10 Boundary Pool; Danny Royds (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 64-2-0; Ben Sutor (ArthursAngling Supplies) 52-10-0. Sun, 34, Ash and Middle. Nigel Baker (Devizes MG) 132-2-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet and pellet waggler, peg 7, Middle Pool; Dave Richards (Clampits AC) 113-14-0; Paul Durnall (Clampits AC) 103-4-0; Andy Simmonds (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 101-12-0.

Newport, Woodstock Pond, Gwent. Sun, 15. Nick Jones (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 33-14-0, carp and bream, feedered pellets, peg 8; Jeff Parfitt (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 29-12-0; Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 25-12-0.

Nisa Feeders, Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks. Wed, 22, Lake 4. Steffan Sanderson (Angling Man) 81-4-0, carp, method and pellet plus pellet waggler, peg 11; Ian Hughes (Browning Central) 48-12-0; Pete Wood (Coventry) 45-12-0. Thurs, 22, Avon Pool. Daz Walters (Team Makins) 44-6-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 5; Lee Westwood (Lichfield) 28-2-0; Terry Cockburn snr (Coalville) 24-14-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks. Sat, 26, Gearys Level. Phil Canning (Packington) 67-6-0, carp and skimmers, Method and pellet, peg 31; Dave Duggan (Dams and Lock) 42-7-0; Dave Elliott (Packington) 38-8-0. Sun, 38, Molands Mere. Steve White (Kobra Feeders) 78-3-0, carp and F1s, pellet feeder and pellet hookbait, peg 43; Phil Canning (Packington) 75-11-0; Ms Suzi Smith (Kobra Feeders) 69-4-0; Derek Hartshorn (Swann Baits) 51-7-0.

Port Talbot Docks, West Glamorgan. Sun, 20. Mike Towler (Glamorgan Rebels) 17-12-0, bream to 5 lb, groundbait feedered red maggots, peg 14 day ticket bank; Gary Swaine (Glamorgan AC) 14-15-0; Clive Roberts (Sensas Nomads) 13-1-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop. Mon, 12, Larch Pool. Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 83-12-0, carp to 5 lb and roach to 1 lb, poled maggot close in, peg 16; Phil Shaw (Preston Innovations Boldings) 67-1-0; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 64-10-0. Wed, 12, Beech and Oak pools. Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 83-8-0, carp to 4 lb, maggot and caster at 12m, peg 23 Beech; Phil Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings) 57-10-0; Tony Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings) 56-15-0. Thurs, 27, Sycamore and Chestnut. Nige Clarke (Matrix Total Angling) 88-7-0, carp to 6 lb and bream 3 lb, poled maggot down sides, peg 8 Sycamore; Keith Powell (Preston Innovations Boldings) 69-10-0; Gareth Emlyn (Oakengates Angling Centre) 60-12-0; Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 60-8-0. Sat, 32, Sycamore, Chestnut and Willow. Keith Powell (Preston Innovations Boldings) 83-10-0, carp to 7lb and barbel to 3lb, poled maggot down the sides, peg 40, Sycamore Pool; Rob Brennan (Matrix Total Angling) 77-12-0; Pete Ricketts (New Willenhall) 70-11-0. Sun. 41, Oak, Chestnut and Sycamore Pools. Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 129-13-0, carp to 5 lb and skimmers, poled caster and maggot, peg 24 Oak; Dave Emlyn (Oakengates Angling Centre) 122-2-0; Graham O’Sullivan (Oakengates Angling Centre) 120-4-0; Jack O’Sullivan (Oakengates Angling Centre) 109-13-0.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Pole-only. Wed, 16. Dai Clarke (Cefn Fforest) 116-0-0, carp to 7lb on corn and pellets, peg 34 on Penny’s Pond; Bob Giles (Frenzee) 110-0-0; Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 95-4-0.

Rhymney, Fochriw Feeder Pond. Sun, 12. Brian Rees (Rhymney) 6-13-0, 1lb tench with roach and perch on maggot feeder, peg opposite island; Colin Whitehouse (Rhymney) 5-4-0; Dave Forest (Rhymney) 3-11-0.

Rough Hay AC, Greenhills Farm, Grimley, Worcs. Sat. Top Pool, 16. Jez Meredith (Rough Hay AC) 76-1-0, carp to 4 lb, poled paste in margins and out, peg 16 (Golden peg); Alan Gough (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 45-4-0; Alan Meredith (Rough Hay AC) 34-9-0; Arthur Shaw (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 31-13-0.

Solihull Angling Centre, Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks. Wed, 18, Molands Mere. Dave Elliott (Packington) 72-14-0, F1s, poled pellet, peg 26; John Burchell (Packington) 62-6-0; Ms Suzi Smith (Kobra Feeders) 55-8-0.

Spencer Works, Mathern Mill, Chepstow, Gwent. Sat, 17. Alan Davies (Trealaw) 52-12-0, carp on pellets poled at 5 metres, peg 9 Waterfall Lake; Adam Brown (Newport) 47-12-0; Karl Guerra (Newport) 44-8-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Warks. Sun, 9. Terry Fisher (Stirrup Cup) 4-12-9, three skimmers to 12 oz, small roach and perch, poled red maggot and bread, bush peg 64; Joseph Taylor (Stirrup Cup) 3-9-11; Alan Newman (Stirrup Cup) 3-7-0; Graham Massey (Dams & Lock) 2-11-7; Sam Lewis (3M’s) 1-11-0; John Brockwell (Stirrup Cup) 1-4-0.

Stoke City DAS Open, Shropshire Union Canal, Saddle Bridge, Norbury Junction, Staffs. Sat. 11.  Keith Hulland (Team Eclipse) 2-13-6, gudgeon and roach, squatt and pinkie, peg 34; Chris Morris (Chester) 2-9-0; Fred ‘Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 2-2-11; Dean Williams (Team Eclipse) 2-1-10; Mel Wood (Four Ashes AC) 1-15-8; Dave McCall (Shakespeare Superteam) 1-12-4.

White Springs, Pontarddulais, Swansea. Sun, 30,  Match Lake and New Canal. Ryan Drummer (Swansea) 85-8-0, carp, poled pellets, peg on Match Lake; Lee Werrett (Ebbw Vale) 82-0-0; Andrew Crocker (Frenzee) 65-5-0; Andrew Neil (Frenzee) 60-0-0.




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