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* Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Sat, 50. Pairs League. Richard Kings (Colin Pace Academy) 70-4-0, F1s, poled maggot down edge, peg 36 Silver Pool; Mark Roberson (Browning Midlands) 69-4-0; Lawrence Connolly (Colin Pace Academy) 66-0-0; Simon Christian (Old Ghost) 63-12-0; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 61-10-0; Clive Wright (Mosella/ABC) 61-7-0. Pairs: Lawrence Connolly (Colin Pace Academy)/Alan Espley (Moorlands) 2; Clive Wright (Mosella)/Clive Munslow (Moorlands) and Mick Jones/Chris Jones (Old Bear) both 3. League: Lee Richards (Packington)/Neville Groves (Fosters) 29; Lee Harris (Shakespeare)/Simon Christian (Old Ghost) 34; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League)/Colin Pace (Colin Pace Academy) 35. Sun, 31, Meadow and Island pools. Nigel Hargreaves (Colin Pace Academy) 61-14-0, carp, poled maggot down edge, peg 11 Meadow; Paul Nash (Bromsgrove) 60-10-0; Paul Little (Colin Pace Academy) 35-6-0; Clive Munslow (Moorlands) 32-11-0.

* Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Worcs. Sun, 30, Island and Middle pools. Phil Hardwick (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 184-10-0, carp, F1s and skimmers, pellet waggler and poled pellet, peg 26 Middle; Jon Arthur (Drennan) 119-6-0; Neil McKinnon (Preston Innovations) 106-4-0; Chris Styler (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 92-0-0.

* Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop. Sat, 35, Sycamore Pool. Shane Rogers (Oakengates Angling Centre) 72-4-0, carp to 6 lb and barbel to 3 lb, poled maggot down sides, peg 45; Keith Powell (Preston Innovations Boldings) 71-8-0; Steve Owen (Wolves) 69-4-0; Steve Roberts (Oakengates Angling Centre) 65-11-0. Sun, 33, Oak and Sycamore. Adam Jones (Willenhall) 117-15-0, carp to 7 lb, pellet at 5m and down side, peg 31 Oak; Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 93-0-0; Pete Ricketts (New Willenhall) 92-7-0; Adam Slade (Sedgley) 81-15-0.


Interested in match tackle for silver fish? Want to know where to catch bream and skimmers? These are just two must-read features in the new Angler's Mail magazine, in shops from Tuesday, March 11.

Interested in match tackle for silver fish? Want to know where to catch bream and skimmers? These are just two must-read features in the new Angler’s Mail magazine, in shops from Tuesday, March 11.




Smaller fishing match results reported to the Angler’s Mail team

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Aberglais, Cefn Mably Lakes, Cardiff. Sat, 18. Adam Toomey (Merthyr) 80-8-0, carp, bream and roach, caster at 6m, peg 7 Bridge Pond; Mark Williams (Abertysswg) 67-14-0; Frank Davies (Tredegar) 65-3-0; Ian Cathrew (Merthyr) 64-13-0.Barford, Warks Avon, Barford. Sun, 20. Paul King (Sensas Portway) 32-12-0, three barbel including two 11 lb-plussers and a chub, pellet feeder, flyer peg; Rick Rogers (Barford) 20-10-0; Dave Partridge (Barford) 14-12-0; Mike Davies (Warwick) 13-12-0.

Bartley Green AC, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Castlecroft, Staffs. Sun, 17. Adam Weston (Bartley Green AC) 12-8-0, chub, poled worm and caster, poled peg 19; Andy Lawden (Bartley Green AC) 7-0-0; Mick Davies Snr. (Bartley Green AC) 6-14-0.

Beechdale AC, PI Boldings Fishery, Bridgnorth, Salop. Sun, 12, Chestnut Pool. Tony Bird (Beechdale AC) 46-5-0, small carp and F1s, poled pellet and maggot, peg 24; John Bradley (Beechdale AC) 41-0-0; Linden Pickett (Beechdale AC) 32-6-0.

Blackfords Progressive, Kingswood Lake, Cannock, Staffs. Ian Davies (Blackfords) 14-15-0, eight little bream, Method feedered maggot, peg 32; Terry Gilbert (Birmingham) 14-10-0; Chris Brown (Gerry’s of Nottingham) 8-0-0.

Bridgnorth AS Teams, River Severn, Linley Bank, Salop. Sun, 24. Richard Payne (RAW) 23-7-0, four barbel, bomb and meat, peg 39; Alan Richards (LSE) 17-6-0; Martin Taylor (3Ds) 13-2-0. Teams: RAW 25; LSE 24. Final League: LSE 83; Middle Severn Angling Blue 82; Bridgnorth AS 76.

Cefn Mably Lakes, Cardiff. Wed, 14, over-50s. Phil Rawlings (Newport) 84-4-0, carp, poled pellets, pegged on Match Lake; Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 50-0-0; Bob Mitchell (Cefn Mably) 43-4-0.

Cornerstone AC, Grand Union Canal, Birmingham. Sat, 11. Tom Grainey (Browning) 9-4-10, roach and perch, poled squatt and punch, peg 1; Andy Swift (Browning) 7-13-9; Trevor Wills (Good Intent) 3-11-0; Norman Wilson (Cornerstone AC) 2-12-7.

Cradley Heath Labour AC, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Kinver, Staffs. Sun, 19. Martyn Yarsley (Cradley Heath Labour) 5-6-0, roach, poled bread punch and a few pinkie, peg 18; Garry Mason (Cradley Heath Labour) 5-3-0; Mick Whitmore (Cradley Heath Labour) 4-12-0.

Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Worcs. Sat, 14, Heron Pool. Mark Brown (Elmbridge) 46-8-0, carp, pellet feedered corn, peg 8; Craig Arnold (Allens Tackle) 38-0-0; Gary Hobbis (Elmbridge) 27-8-0. Sun, 16, Heron. Simon Richardson (Elmbridge) 59-0-0, carp, poled pellet and corn, peg 36; Alan Goode (Stevens Tackle) 56-8-0; Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 55-0-0.

Forest of Dean, Lightmoor Pool, Cinderford, Gloucs. Sun, 13. John Jeffries (Newent) 33-11-0, carp and roach, maggots and pellets, pole and feeder; John Beddis (RFODAC) 25-12-0; Mike Shield (RFODAC) and Bernie Fraser (RFODAC) both 14-8-0.

Furnace Mill, Bewdley, Worcs. Sun, 14, Rover, Mucky Meadow and Furnace pools. John Newton (Furnace Mill) 67-0-0, carp, poled pellet and corn over feed pellet at 13m, peg 5; Ian Ward (ABC Frenzee) 63-3-0; Andy Rothbottom (ABC Bait) 59-6-0.

Goodyear AC, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Coven, Staffs. Sun. 12. Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 4-4-8, 85 roach and gudgeon, poled bread punch and squatt, Fox and Anchor peg 6; Colin Upton (Goodyear AC) 2-9-4; Malcolm Bethell (Goodyear AC) 2-7-11; Johnny Benness (Goodyear AC) 2-5-0.

Holgan Farm, Llawhaden, W. Wales. Sun, 20. James Thomas (Ammanford) 102-12-0, carp to 6 lb, poled pellets in margins, peg 22 Match Lake; Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 70-14-0; Kevin Roberts (Rosemarket) 50-1-0.

JCB, Rocester, Staffs. Sun, 20, North Lake. Carl Hammond (JCB) 16-0-0, nine little bream, feeder and worm, peg 18; Steve McQueen (Cannock) 14-8-0; Steve Roberts (JCB) 13-13-0; Neville Bailey (Hednesford) 10-8-8.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, W. Mids. Wed, 23, Big Match Pool, 23. Tony Maj (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 22-11-0, F1’s, poled pellet, peg 37; Jordan Hall (Maver Midlands/Bag’em) 18-10-0; Gary Gollins (Swan Elite) 16-12-0. Sat, 22, New Match and Carp pools. Matty Stockton (Maver Midlands) 62-11-0, F1s, poled pellet, Carp peg 12; Les Willey (King’s) 53-12-0; Gary Gollins (Swan Elite) 43-12-0. Sun, 25, all pools. Dave Powell (King’s) 69-15-0, F1s, poled pellet, Carp peg 12; Matty Stockton (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 56-8-0; Gary Gollins (Swan Elite) 55-12-0.

Lydney, Lydney Lake, Gloucs. Sun, 12. Graham Smith (Lydney) 19-4-0, bream, Method feeder and pellets, peg 31; John Macklin (Lydney) 15-9-0; Matt Grindle (Lydney) 9-3-0.

Merthyr, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sat, 12. Steve Crowley (Merthyr) 41-4-0, carp, poled pellets, pegged on Sophie’s Pond; Dave Couzens (Merthyr) 32-0-0; Jason Woodford (Merthyr) 24-8-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Tues, 14, Silver Pool. Basil Rathbone (St. Francis AC) 86-14-0, F1s, poled pellet down edge, peg 29; George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 60-10-0; Lawrence Connolly (Colin Pace Academy) 54-10-0. Wed, 21, over-50s, Island, Middle and Moors. Paul Haddlington (Club 2000) 78-2-0, F1s, poled maggot down edge, peg 11 Moors; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 42-8-0; Clive Munslow (Moorlands) 41-2-0. Thurs, 19, Meadow. Mark Blackburn (West Midlands Police) 56-2-0, carp, pellet waggler, peg 53; Dave Newton (Smithys) 44-10-0; Keith Deaner (Moorlands) 43-3-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Worcs. Wed, 15, Ash Pool. Barry Duggan (Warwick Portobello) 76-4-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet and pellet waggler, peg 7; Phil Smith (Throckmorton) 66-8-0; Graham Scott (Mosella Selby) 41-8-0. Thurs, 22, Ash, Boundary and Middle. Ben Sutor (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 117-8-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 11 Middle; Chris Harrison (Baileys Warwick) 100-12-0; Steve Rich (Cotswold Angling) 90-12-0. Sat, 16, Ash and Island. Steve Partington (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 123-4-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet, peg 18 Ash; Neil McKinnon (Preston Innovations) 94-8-0; Pete Bennett (Dino Floats/Bag’em) 70-8-0.

Newport Spring Series,  Morgans Pond, Gwent. Sun, 24. Mitchell Weaver (Newport) 49-14-0, bream, long poled pellets, point peg 86; Chris Hall (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 46-0-0; Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 35-12-0; Chris Shepherd (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 23-6-0.

Nisa Feeders, Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks. Wed, 26, Lake 4. Andy Findlay (Preston Innovations/Sonubaits) 28-6-0, carp, bomb and pellet, peg 25; Phil Hull (Lanes Baits) and Ian Hughes (Browning Central) both 27-6-0; John Adamson (Nisa Feeders) 15-10-0; Dave Kent (Long Eaton Victoria) 10-8-0; John Thorne (Lutterworth) 8-10-0. Thurs, 21, Reptile and Crater. Dave Hicken (Disco) 51-14-0, carp, roach and skimmers, poled corn, peg 10 Crater; John Adamson (Nisa Feeders) 41-8-0; Andy Searle (Middy) 37-10-0; Terry Cockburn Snr. (Coalville) 36-14-0; Andy Meadows (Redfin Angling Centre) 34-2-0.

Parkes’ Hall AC, Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop. Sun, 14, Larch Pool. Craig Jeavons (Parkes’ Hall AC) 28-15-0, carp to 4 lb, poled pellet and pellet waggler, peg 7; Stephen Worton (J & P Tackle) 21-2-0; Jamie Trevis (Parkes’ Hall AC) 20-8-0; Richard Whitehouse (Parkes’ Hall AC) 16-7-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop. Mon, 12, Chestnut and Hawthorn. Richard Duke (Bridgnorth AS) 63-3-0, carp to 5 lb and skimmers, pellet at 5m, peg 18 Chestnut; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 54-4-0; Mick Jameson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 50-11-0. Wed, 12, Sycamore and Willow. Bob Tromans (Fiery Holes) 62-3-0, carp to 4 lb and skimmers, poled maggot down shelf, peg 50 Sycamore; Simon Whittle (Preston Innovations Boldings) 48-14-0; Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 42-0-0. Thurs, 12, Sycamore. Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 99-14-0, carp to 4 lb and barbel to 3 lb, poled maggot down sides, peg 13; Adam Slade (Sedgley) 98-14-0; Howard Williams (Tri-Cast Weston) 90-4-0.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Wed, 14, pole-only. Tony Summers (Wye Angling) 98-0-0, carp to 3 lb, corn at 16m and margins; Mike Shields (Ashfield Park Services) 62-8-0; Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 42-0-0.

Rhymney, River Wye, Bronwydd. Sun, 14. Barry Davies (Pontlottyn) 34-1-0, two barbel including an 11 lb brute, four chub and three dace, feedered maggots, peg 7; Colin Whitehouse (Rhymney) 11-4-0; Dai Forest (Rhymney) 5-7-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Warks. Sun, 7. Alan Price (Stirrup Cup) 6-0-0, a perch and bream of 1 lb 8 oz, a 12 oz skimmer plus roach and smaller perch, poled chopped worm and pinkie, peg 1; Graham Massey (Dams and Lock) 2-1-1; Alan Newman (Stirrup Cup) 1-8-5; Clark Taylor (Stirrup Cup) 1-5-12; Don McIntyre (Stirrup Cup) 1-0-15.

Stoke City DAS Ind WL, Shropshire Union Canal, Gnosall, Staffs. Sat, 24. Martin Owen (Browning Lifestyle) 7-6-2, small roach and gudgeon, poled squatt, peg 12 on taps behind Navigation pub; Bruce Birch (Four Ashes AC) 7-4-10; Dave McCall (Shakespeare Superteam) 5-13-14; Keith Hulland (Eclipse) 5-3-13; Fred Cheetham (Eclipse) 4-10-8; Dave Horton (Browning Lifestyle) 4-10-8. League: Dave McCall (Shakespeare Superteam) 6; Kevin Perry (Browning Lifestyle) 9; Dean Williams (Team Eclipse) 10; Dave Horton (Browning Lifestyle) 11.

Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Mon, 18, House Pool 1. Dennis Lutwytche (Hawkesbury) 55-11-0, carp and F1s, Method feedered meat, peg 14; Pete Rice (Bag’em Matchbaits) 53-12-0; John Johnson (Notts AA) 53-10-0; Graham Young (Youngs MG) 52-2-0. Tues, 20, over-50s, Jennys Pool. Barry Duggan (Warwick Portobello) 61-2-0, F1s, roach and barbel, pellet at 7m, peg 3; Malc Jones (Banbury Gunsmiths) 42-4-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 31-3-0; John Johnson (Notts AA) 36-15-0. Wed, 16, Club Pool. Clive Nixon (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 71-9-0, carp and F1s, poled maggot through groundbait slop down edge, peg 9; Dave James (Mosella UK) 68-3-0; Pete Rice (Bag’em Matchbaits) 60-4-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 43-4-0. Thurs, 60, Veterans, House 1/2 and New Pool. Chris Constable 57-11-0, F1s, ide, roach and skimmers, maggot at 2m and down edge, peg 29 New; Alan Higgs 57-9-0; John Eales 55-13-0; Alan Robinson 50-0-0; Dave Kingsley 45-12-0; Ron Notley 45-6-0 (all TBF Vets). Fri, 18, Jennys. Dave James (Mosella UK) 112-12-0, carp and F1s, maggot through slop at 2m and down edge, peg 17; Pete Rice (Bag’em Matchbaits) 96-13-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 80-14-0; Alex Harper (Tunnel Barn Farm Colts) 69-6-0. Sat, 25, New. Pete Rice (Bag’em Matchbaits) 107-11-0, stockies and F1s, pellet and maggot shallow at 2m and down edge, peg 36; Dave James (Mosella UK) 101-2-0; Shaun Huggins (Dynamite Baits) 82-3-0; Richard Knowles (Shakespeare Superteam) 80-13-0; Les Wetton (Tunnel Barn Farm/F1 Baits) 78-5-0. Sun, 18, Club. Gary Cook (Mosella UK) 94-3-0, carp and F1s, poled maggot down edge, peg 16; Jason Neath (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 94-2-0; Pete Caton (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 80-8-0; Nathan Mathews (Rugeley Power) 59-3-0.

Wassell Grove Ind WL, Hagley, Worcs. Sat, 14, Match Pool. Paul Hadlington (Club 2000) 59-8-0, carp to 5 lb and skimmers, long poled pellet, peg 12; Terry Homer (Club 2000) 48-2-0; Sam Parker (Club 2000) 41-14-0; Chris Bills (Wassell Grove) 30-0-0; Kev Williams (Wolverhampton) 28-4-0.

White Springs, Pontarddulais, Swansea. Sun, 16. John Charlesworth (Swansea) 64-4-0, carp and bream, poled pellets, pegged on New Canal; Alan Godrich (Swansea) 48-6-0; Chris James (Pembroke Dock) 36-0-0.

Wolverhampton AA VDE, Shropshire Union Canal, Brewood, Staffs. Sun, 25. Dave McCall (Shakespeare Superteam) 9-11-13, roach, perch, gudgeon and hand-sized skimmers, poled bread, pinkie and squatt, peg 25; Neil Turner (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 8-9-0; Simon Mottram (Drennan NW) 8-4-11; Tony Foster (Dams and Lock) 6-0-12; Bob Edgerton (Stafford) 5-11-10; Stan Ward (Bilston Angling Centre) 5-11-6.


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