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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.
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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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