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Do not miss the 50th anniversary issue of Angler's Mail celebrating 50 years of your No.1 weekly. Includes 50 greatest tips, an exclusive new episode of Go Fishing with Dave Coster and lots more! Plus an amazing week for catches, covered in the must-read news section.

Do not miss the 50th anniversary issue of Angler’s Mail celebrating 50 years of your No.1 weekly. Includes 50 greatest tips, an exclusive new episode of Go Fishing with Dave Coster and lots more! Plus an amazing week for catches, covered in the must-read news section.


Bridgnorth RBL, Hoccum Pool, Bridgnorth, Salop. Sun, 16. Alan Richards (Coseley) 11-10-0, 2 carp, bread, peg 4; James Morris (Bridgnorth Comrades) 8-2-0; Dan Shinton (Bridgnorth Legion) 7-13-0.

Bridgtown Social AC, Staffs and Worcs Canal, Ball Lane, Coven, Staffs. Sun, 16. Roy Grosvenor (Bridgtown Social AC) 6-10-4, bream to 2 lb, poled worm and caster, peg 11; John Young (Bridgtown Social AC) 6-2-0; John Parton (Bridgtown Social AC) 5-4-6.

Buckley, Trap Pool, Clwyd. Sun, 15. Mal Griffiths (Buckley) 24-6-0, ide, roach and bream, peg 34; Justin Westbrook (Buckley) 20-8-0; Pete Evans (Buckley) 20-4-0.

Canal Kings, Soho Loop, Birmingham, Mainline Canal, Winson Green. Sun. 17. Chris Rice (Browning West Midlands) 8-14-2, roach, poled bread punch and hemp, peg 44; Matt Potter (Browning West Midlands) 5-14-13; Graham Neary (Dams and Lock) 5-14-0.

Cardiff Nomads, Hendre Lake. Tues pm, 15. Clive Branson (Sensas Nomads) 14-2-0, roach, waggler and maggot, peg 5; Clive Roberts (Sensas Nomads) 13-0-0; Alan Davies (Trealaw) 9-6-0.

Cashmores Curse Series, Wyrley-Essington Canal, Fishley, W. Mids. Sat, 17. Big Col Talbot (Cashmores AC) 23-0-9, eight tench, poled worm and caster, peg 2; Gaz Chalk (Cashmores AC) 9-6-10; Chris Constable (TBF Vets) 7-9-13.

Earlswood Lakes, Solihull, W. Mids. Sat, 21, Engine House Pool. Steve Ford (Daiwa/OG) 189-10-0, carp, pellet waggler, peg 60; Chris Hill (Earlswood) 140-8-0; Carl Barnfield (Swann Baits) 110-6-0; Darren Sanders (Ringer’s Baits) 108-8-0. Sun, 30, Yachter Pool. Dave Boyle (Birmingham) 25-4-0, bream to 4 lb, feeder and worm, peg 28; Simon Childer (Redditch) 20-4-0; Mark Dowery (Birmingham) 18-14-0; Barry Cheese (Earlswood) 15-0-0.

Elmbridge Fishery, Nr. Droitwich, Worcs. Thurs, 15, Heron Pool. Terry Butler (Proline) 96-0-0, carp, corn, peg 5; Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 94-6-0; Trevor Burton (Baggeridge) 94-0-0. Sat, 23, Heron. Chris Whitehouse (Steven’s Tackle) 116-8-0, carp, pellet, peg 32; Gary Page (Allen’s Tackle Leamore) 110-8-0; Gary Meredith (Elmbridge Fishery) 107-0-0.

Forest of Dean CDS Trophy, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sun, 20. Daniel Smith (RFODAC) 77-6-0, carp on pole and pellets in the margins, peg 12 on Sophie’s Pond; Andy Wilkes (RFODAC) 63-0-0; Mike Shields (RFODAC) 55-0-0.

Glamorgan, White Springs Fishery, nr Swansea. Sun, 20. Russell Palmer (Cardiff) 73-10-0, carp and bream on pole and pellets, end peg on New Canal; Dean Jay (Dinas Powys) 64-0-0; Jon Taylor (Barry) 59-10-0.

Goodyear AC, Staffs and Worcs Canal, Coven golf course, Staffs. Thurs pm, 15. Dennis Sumner (Bilston Angling Centre) 2-12-0, roach and gudgeon, poled squatt, peg 8; Ray Campbell (Sankeys) 2-8-0; Dave Smith (Bridgtown Social AC) 2-6-14. Sun, 19, Dan’s Pool. Featherstone, Staffs. Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 88-13-0, carp to 12 lb, meat to island, peg 30; John Taylor (Goodyear AC) 56-7-0; Colin Upton (Goodyear AC) 50-11-0.

Hawkesbury Hall Farm, Bedworth, Warks. Thurs, 16, Match Pool. Grant Merrett (Hawkesbury) 87-1-0, carp to 10 lb, meat and corn, peg 37; Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 71-2-0; John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 68-14-0. Sat, 19, Match Pool. Dave Armstrong (Hawkesbury) 87-12-0, carp to 12 lb, meat and corn, peg 15; Richard E. Grant (Hawkesbury) 71-13-0; Paul Reynolds (Hawkesbury) 66-0-0. Sun, 22, Match Pool. Dave Markham (Hawkesbury) 85-0-0, small carp and bream, pellet and corn, peg 5; Simon Enticott (Hawkesbury) 82-3-0; Grant Merrett (Hawkesbury) 78-9-0; Jamie Galloway (Hawkesbury) 75-11-0.


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King’s Pools, Shareshill, Wolverhampton, W. Mids. Wed, 21, All Pools. Rob Hancox (Shortheath Starlets) 94-7-0, carp to 6 lb, corn down the edge, Carp peg 10; Ron Clarke (King’s) 71-5-0; Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 50-4-0; Dave Doughty (Woodend) 44-10-0. Sat, 12, Big Match. Carl Foster (King’s) 65-6-0, carp to 8 lb, corn down the edge, peg 65; Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 46-14-0; Chris Robson (King’s) 42-2-0. Sun, 12, Carp. Les Pile 45-8-0, carp to 4 lb, meat, peg 1; Tony Parches 38-4-0; Andy Matejic 36-4-0 (all Walsall DAC).

Lydney, Lydney Lake, Gloucs. Sat, 15. Graham Smith (Lydney) 39-12-0, bream, method feedered pellets and corn, peg 9; Matt Grindle (Lydney) 13-10-0; Roger Jones (Lydney) 9-7-0; Chris Peters (Lydney) 9-0-0. Sun, 16. Keith Griffiths (Yorkley) 22-4-0, bream, method feedered pellets, peg 6; Matt Grindle (Lydney) 21-0-0; Mark Hudson (Lydney) 20-0-0.

Merthyr, Monmouthshire Canal, Brecon. Sat, 16. Peter O’Sullivan (Merthyr) 4-6-0, roach and dace, poled maggots, peg behind garage; Brian Haynes (Merthyr) and Dave Couzins (Merthyr) 1-8-0. Ladies; Dawn Sayce Jones (Merthyr) 1-7-0; Janice Farr (Merthyr) 0-7-0. Sun, 16, Cefn Mably Lakes. Steve Crowley (Merthyr) 21-12-0, carp and bream, poled pellets, Willow Lake; Jason Woodford (Merthyr) 21-0-0; Dave Couzins (Merthyr) 18-12-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury Nr. Kidderminster, Worcs. BH Mon, 29, Meadow, Moors and Island pools. Mick Henshall (Foster’s) 154-6-0, carp to 10 lb, pellet shallow, Meadow peg 11; Neil Davies (Club 2000) 136-5-0; Ian Wood (Moorlands) 98-12-0; Mal Watson (DGL) 89-14-0. Tues, 20, Meadow Pool. Clive Wright (Mosella ABC) 66-0-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet shallow, peg 21; Ray Phillips (CPA) 59-0-0; Andy Danks (Moorlands) 53-8-0. Wed, 22, Over 50’s, Silver Pool. Mal Watson (DGL) 116-0-0, F1s to 3 lb, pellet, peg 20; Richard Kings (CPA) 99-12-0; Paul Hadlington (Club 2000) 96-6-0; Adam Evans (Moorlands) 74-12-0. Thurs, 19, Bank and Moors. Steve Wright (Miracle Baits) 91-15-0, carp to 10 lb, pellet down the edge, Moors peg 5; Mal Watson (DGL) 75-0-0; Kevin Roderick (CPA) 52-6-0. Fri pm, 23, Meadow. Steve Wright (Miracle Baits) 77-2-0, carp to 15 lb, maggot down the edge, peg 52; D.J. Williams (Halesowen RBL) 68-10-0; Rob Brennan (Stourport) 67-10-0; Sean Smith (Club 2000) 67-8-0. Sat, 31, Bank, Moors and Island. Ian Wood (Moorlands) 133-15-0, carp to 10 lb, pellet down the edge, Bank peg 5; Mal Watson (DGL) 127-14-0; Richard Kings (CPA) 118-11-0; Martin Lefevre (Moorlands Gold) 111-6-0; Iwan Mills (Robin’s Timber) 103-13-0. Sun, 39, Silver and Meadow. Ronnie Biggs (OHMS) 82-10-0, F1s to 3 lb, meat, Silver peg 3; John Cockayne (King’s) 79-9-0; Colin Pace (CPA) 75-1-0; Clive Munslow (Moorlands) 72-7-0; Andy Hicks (Redditch Kingfisher) 58-10-0.

Remember Go Fishing with Dave Coster? It's back for a special feature in this week's Angler's Mail special 50th anniversary issue!

Remember Go Fishing with Dave Coster? It’s back for a special feature in this week’s Angler’s Mail special 50th anniversary issue!

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Evesham, Worcs. Mon, 20, Island Pool. Chris Cameron (Middy/OG) 114-12-0, carp and F1s, pellet, peg 13; Howard Kaye (Sensas) 88-8-0; Steve Partington (Arthur’s Angling Supplies) 86-0-0. Wed, 7, Boundary Pool. Phil Smith (Throckmorton AC) 81-4-0, carp and F1s, pellet, peg 19; Barry Duggan (Baileys of Warwick) 61-12-0; Mark Smith (Maver/OG) 40-8-0. Thurs, 19, Island Pool. Graham Scott (Mosella Selby) 68-12-0, carp and F1s, pellet and pellet waggler, peg 5; Alan Talbot (Team Hydro Bait Tech) 65-0-0; Harry Stephenson (Evesham Youth) 62-0-0. Sat, 22, Middle Pool. Ian Dixon (Dino Floats/Bag’em Baits/Drennan Bordon) 141-8-0, carp and F1s, pellet long, peg 10; Stuart Taylor (Tackle Saver) 92-0-0; Chris Cameron (Middy/OG) 81-0-0; Ben Sutor (ABAC) 73-4-0. Sun, 29, Windmill and Middle. Howard Kaye (Sensas) 119-12-0, carp and F1s, pellet and pellet waggler, Middle peg 25; John Clegg (Browning West Midlands) 115-8-0; Steve Partington (Arthur’s Angling Supplies) 106-0-0; Chris Cameron (Middy/OG) 105-8-0.

National Express Walsall, King’s Pools, Shareshill, W. Mids, Sun, 20, Big Match Pool. Steve Lawrence (National Express Walsall) 35-7-0, carp and F1s, corn in the margins, peg 41; Mark Westley (National Express Walsall) 31-0-0; Pete Hammond (National Express Walsall) 21-2-0.

New City Anglers, Lliswerry Pond, Newport. Sun, 19. Steve Cowhen (Newport) 1-8-0, one tench and one eel, waggler and maggots, peg 23 field side; Dave Wells (Newport) 1-0-0; Colin Merrett (Newport) 0-15-0.

Newport, Woodstock Pond. Wed pm, 16. Alan Hurley (Newport) 71-0-0, carp, poled paste, peg 39 by car park, new 3 hour record; Martyn Truman (Newport) 39-8-0; Aidan Williams (Spencer Works Juniors) 35-0-0. Sun, 16, Morgans Pond. Martyn Truman (Newport) 32-0-0, bream, long poled pellets, point peg 86; Nick Jones (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 27-8-0; Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 26-4-0.

Nisa, Dynamite Makins Fishery, Wolvey, Warks. Wed, 22, Nisa Opens, Phase 1-Lake Two. Phil Hull (Lane’s Bait and Tackle) 55-6-0, carp, method feeder then straight lead and pellet, peg A11; Jim Innes (Nuneaton Nomad) 53-12-0; Sean Greenfield (Manchester AC) 51-6-0; Mick Cobb (Derby) 45-6-0. Thurs, 24, Nisa Opens, Phase 2-Crater and Reptile Lakes. Andy Searle (Leicester) 81-8-0, carp, stockies and silvers, open water, margins and island at 17m, pellet and meat, Crater peg 3; Pete Caton (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 73-8-0; Terry Cockburn Snr. (Coalville) 61-2-0; Frank Pizzamenti (Castle Asby) 42-6-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, W. Mids. Wed, 18, Molands Mere. John Newton (Smithy’s AC) 81-8-0, F1s to 3 lb, carp to 6 lb, worm, £200 bonus peg 42: Lee Richards (Packington) 71-14-0; Susie Smith (Kobra Feeders) 48-11-0. Sat, 20, Big Geary’s Pool. Ms Suzi Smith (Kobra Feeders) 44-0-0, carp to 8 lb, tip and pellet feeder, £100 bonus peg 30; Mark Downes (Kamasan Starlets) 42-14-0; Simon Farmer (Peg One Angling) 33-14-0. Sun, 45, Molands Mere. Scott Smith (Smithy’s AC) 39-12-0, skimmers to 1 lb and F1s to 3 lb, worm and caster, £100 bonus peg 52: Steve White (Kobra Feeders) 39-9-0; Ms Suzi Smith (Kobra Feeders) 36-8-0; J. Jenkins (Packington) 36-6-0; S. Richards (Packington) 35-8-0; S. Street (Packington) 33-0-0.

Parkes’ Hall AC, Woodside Pools, Cleobury Mortimer, Salop. Sun, 16, Woodside Pool. Jamie Trevis (Parkes’ Hall AC) 113-5-0, carp to 5 lb, corn and pellet in the margins, peg 12; Steve Willis (Parkes’ Hall AC) 67-7-0; Craig Jeavons (Parkes’s Hall AC) 63-5-0.

Port Talbot Docks, West Glamorgan. Sat, 17. Clive Roberts (Sensas Nomads) 78-10-0, bream and tench, pole and corn, peg 13; Nigel Evans (Thatchers) 48-2-0; Clive Branson (Sensas Nomads) 26-2-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings Fishery, Bridgnorth, Shrops. BH Mon, 19, Willows and Sycamore Pools. Geof Vallance (PI Delcac) 110-11-0, carp to 6 and barbel to 3 lb, maggot shallow and to the side, Willows peg 19; Dave White (Maver Midlands) 99-12-0; Mark Taylor (Shakespeare) 92-13-0. Wed, 17, Willows Pool. Nathan Spain (Matrix TA) 100-8-0, carp, pellet, Willows peg 5; Mick Jameson (PI Boldings) 78-4-0; Josh Humphreys (ABC) 66-3-0. Thurs, 25, Sycamore and Oak Pools. Gareth Emlyn (OAC) 107-6-0, carp, pellet, Sycamore peg 31; Matt Stobbs (OAC) 77-10-0; Josh Humphreys (ABC) 66-8-0; Pete Ricketts (New Willenhall) 63-6-0. Sat, 28, Willows and Chestnut Pools. Tony Foster (PI Boldings) 65-15-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet to the sides, Willows peg 13; Rob Lloyd (Wolves) 57-13-0; Mark Perkins (Matrix/Dynamite/Trentmen) 53-14-0; Jack O’Sullivan (OAC) 52-11-0. Sun, 36, Hawthorn, Oak and Sycamore Pools. Mark Taylor (Shakespeare) 141-14-0, carp to 8 lb, maggot to both sides, Hawthorn peg 3; Gareth Emlyn (OAC) 114-6-0; Mark Mountford (Shifnal) 111-0-0; Kelvin Emlyn (OAC) 110-14-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcs. BH Mon, 20, Deans and Ghost Pools. Ronnie Phero (Peg One Angling) 172-10-0, carp, pellet short, Deans peg 56; John Harvey (Wales) 153-6-0; Lee Edwards (ABC Baits) 137-5-0. Tues, 17, Ghost Pool. J. Jones (Peg One Angling) 164-0-0, carp, pellet down the edge, peg 8; B. Dougan (Woodlands) 146-12-0; Steve Lawrence (National Express Walsall) 139-0-0. Fri pm, 21, Front and Back Deans Pools. R. Edmunds (Peg One Angling) 139-6-0, carp, pellet short and margins, peg 55; A. Slade (Peg One Angling) 132-14-0; J. Holloway (Browning) 126-10-0; Lee Cole (Bilston Angling Centre) 110-4-0. Sat, 21, Front and Back Deans Pools. Andy Taylor (Woodlands) 85-8-0, carp, pellet, peg 35; Phil Bishop (Peg One Angling) 83-8-0; Rob Camden (Woodlands) 79-12-0; Wayne Panting (Peg One Angling) 56-4-0. Sun pm, 22, Front and Back Deans Pools. Carl Hopps (Peg One Angling) 149-12-0, carp, pellet, peg 5; Sam Parker (Club 2000) 149-12-0; A. Christie (Peg One Angling) 136-8-0; Andy Morrison (Fisherman’s Friend) 127-14-0.

Quarry Pool, Aston Eyre, Salop. Sun. 13. Simon Harris (Little Dawley) 166-8-0, carp to 10 lb, pellet waggler and legered paste, peg 5; Mitchell Davidson (Bag’em) 161-10-0; Paul Bucknell (Little Dawley) 135-10-0.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Wed, 16. Bob Giles (Frenzee) 124-10-0, carp, poled pellets on deck, peg 34 Penny’s Pond; Christian Price (Iffers) 101-14-0; Tony Summers (Wye Angling) 97-12-0.

Reedswood AC, Reedswood Pool, Walsall, W. Mids. Tues, 10. Dennis Taylor (Beechdale AC) 15-4-0, small carp and tench, worm at 7m, peg 24; Mick Hazel (Beechdale AC) 14-12-0; Steve Arnold (Foster’s) 14-0-0.

Rhymney, Butetown Pond, S. Glamorgan. Sun, 12. Brian Rees (Rhymney) 5-14-0, one 4 lb bream with small roach and perch, feeder and maggots, peg on dam; Terry Moss (Rhymney) 2-4-0; Lloyd Davies (Rhymney) 1-15-0.

Rough Hay AC, PI Boldings, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sat, 16, Individuals and Pairs Match, Ash Pool. Alan Meredith (Rough Hay AC) 42-10-0, carp to 5 lb, paste, peg 17; Cliff Archbold (Rough Hay AC) 39-12-0; Percy Humpage (Rough Hay AC) 33-15-0. Pairs: Cliff Archbold (Rough Hay AC), David Taylor (Rough Hay AC) 68-6-0; Alan Meredith (Rough Hay AC), Ken Tyler (Rough Hay AC) 59-0-0; Steve Hitchens (Rough Hay AC), Dave Payne (Rough Hay AC) 52-0-0.

Sirhowy, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sat, 22. Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 143-12-0, carp, poled corn in margins, Penny’s Pond; Sean McCarthy (Tredegar Angling Centre) 103-0-0; Mike Yandle (Tredegar Angling Centre) 96-14-0; Chris Byard (Hereford) 89-14-0.

Stirrup Cup, Curdworth, Warks. Sun, 7. Graham Massey (Dams and Lock) 7-11-0, skimmers, roach, perch and gudgeon, poled squatt, peg 45 opposite Ghost boat; Sam Lewis (3M’s) 4-13-0.

Tunnel Barm Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Tues, 18, Over 50’s. House Pool. Ken Turner (TBF Vets) 85-9-0, F1s to 2 lb, roach and skimmers, pellet, left side at 6m shallow, peg 18; Pete Hancox (B’ham) 77-5-0; Ron Notley (TBF Vets) 66-1-0. Thurs, 53, TBF Vets, Club, Jenny’s and Canal Pools. Dave Chapman (TBF Vets) 169-5-0, carp to 10 lb, F1s to 3 lb, paste, top two, Jenny’s peg 19; Steve Stokes (TBF Vets) 125-7-0; Ken Turner (TBF Vets) 115-3-0; Steve Johnson (TBF Vets) 109-5-0; Chris Constable (TBF Vets) 84-1-0; Barney Eade (TBF Vets) 82-10-0. Fri, 18, Friday Flyers, Extension Pool. Wayne Sweetman (Tunnel Barn Farm) 168-9-0, F1s to 4 lb, roach and skimmers, maggot at 2m and 4m plus edges over groundbait slop, peg 25; Pete Rice (Bag’em) 145-7-0; Mark Rice (Bag’em) 144-9-0. Sat, 17, House Pool. Mark Rice (Bag’em) 167-12-0, F1s to 2½ lb, caster shallow, peg 29; Pete Rice (Bag’em) 118-2-0; Kevin Keasey (TBF Vets) 109-12-0. Sun, 26, New Pool. Lee Richards (Packington) 118-7-0, F1s to 2 lb 8 oz, pellet on the deck at 6m, peg 7; Pete Rice (Bag’em) 107-8-0; Paul Bick (Shakespeare Superteam) 106-5-0; Andrew Clements (Bordon Angling) 84-14-0.

Wassell Grove, Hagley, Worcs. Sat, 10, Match Pool. Chris Bills (Wassell Grove) 85-0-0, carp to 6 lb, corn out and inside, peg 32; Tom Watson (Wassell Grove) 84-8-0; Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 61-8-0.

White Springs, Pontarddulais, nr Swansea. Sun, 15. Zac Williams (Swansea) 76-10-0, carp, poled pellets, peg on Old Canal; John Charlesworth (Swansea) 46-12-0.

Wolverhampton AA, Staffs and Worcs Canal, Four Ashes, Staffs. Wed pm, 9. Martin Owen (Browning Lifestyle) 15-5-0, bream to 1 lb, roach and perch, poled caster, peg 10; Steve Cope (Four Ashes AC) 2-12-0; Paul Turner (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 2-0-0. Sat, 16, roadside stretch, Penkridge. Kevin Perry (Browning Lifestyle) 7-1-0, skimmers to 1 lb 8 oz, poled caster and chopped worm, peg 10; Barry Williams (Bilston Angling Centre) 5-0-12; Stan Ward (Bilston Angling Centre) 5-0-0. Sun, 26, Individual Spring League, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Wombourne. Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 14-11-0, three chub, a 3 lb bream and 100+ bits, poled caster and squatt, peg 19 on the cables; Steve Cope (Four Ashes AC) 11-1-0; Kevin Perry (Browning Lifestyle) 9-10-0; Richard Guest (Maver Midlands) 9-7-3. Final League: Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 28; Simon Mottram (Drennan NW) 32; Richard Guest (Maver Midlands) 41; Ben Garbett (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 41.


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