Bagging action and tips from a top match water feature in Action Replay this week, only in Angler's Mail magazine. Get your copy today!
Bagging action and tips from a top Midlands match water feature in Action Replay this week, only in Angler’s Mail magazine. Plus there’s a look at best match-style lakes around the country. Get your copy today!


Barford Spring League, Grand Union Canal, Knowle, W. Mids. Sat, 24. Darren Massey (Shakespeare Superteam) 6-0-0, perch to 8 oz, poled maggot down track, peg 8; Matt Potter (Browning Northants Blue) 5-11-0; Pete Lewis (PPD) 3-7-8; Pete Millard (PPD) 3-5-8. Teams: Matchbox 9; Shakespeare Superteam 10 (weight advantage); PPD 10; Browning Northants 12.

Bilston Angling Centre, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Blaydon Road, Pendeford. Sun, 12. Joe Dale (Bilston Angling Centre) 7-12-4, roach, poled bread punch, peg 11; Gary Ward (Bilston Angling Centre) 6-14-5. BH Mon, 25, Woodland View, Worcs. Mark Westwood (Bilston Angling Centre) 166-6-0, carp to 14 lb, poled pellet, Front Deans peg 18; Lee Cole (Bilston Angling Centre) 133-2-0; Mark Pritchard (Bilston Angling Centre) 132-10-0; Steve Lovell (Mosella Bait-Tech) 104-8-0.

Bridgtown AC, Chubbs Pool, Featherstone, W. Mids. Sun, 21. Roy Grosvenor (Bridgtown AC) 49-15-0, carp to 8 lb, poled worm, pellet and caster, peg 15; Mark Smith (Bridgtown AC) 35-8-0; Dave Rayson (Bridgtown AC) 33-8-0.

Browning Lifestyle / Izaak Walton Open, Shropshire Union Canal, Little Onn, Staffs., Sat. 13. Dennis Sumner (Bilston Angling Centre) 21-11-11, 3 bream and 5 chub, poled caster, peg 9 on the cables; Barry Williams (Bilston Angling Centre) 7-13-0; Chris Morris (Chester) 6-11-0.

Buckley, Trap Pool, Clwyd. Sun, 15. Steve Martin (Buckley) 21-8-0, roach, bream and ide, peg 34; Graham Davison (Buckley) 16-15-0; Justin Westbrook (Buckley) 14-14-0.

Canal Kings, Birmingham Mainline Canal, Soho Loop. Sun, 16. Mal Howard (Cornerstone AC) 7-10-0, roach, poled squatt and hemp, peg 14; Tony Foster (Dams and Lock) 7-1-0; Gary Owen (Good Intent) 6-14-14.

Cefn Fforest, Tirley Court, Gloucs. Sun, 28. Ryan Thomas (Cefn Fforest) 115-9-0, carp, Method and pellets, pegged on stones; Adam Jones (Cefn Hengoed) 105-3-0; Gaffyn Jones (Cefn Fforest) 91-0-0; Norman Sterry (Lydney) 72-12-0.

Cefn Mably, Cardiff. Wed, 25, over-50s. Bob Mitchell (Cefn Mably) 73-8-0, carp, casters at 10m and margins, peg 6 Match Lake; Dave Pike and Mike Martin-Davies (both Cardiff) both 64-0-0; Brian Protheroe (Merthyr) 62-0-0.

Elmbridge Fishery, nr. Droitwich, Worcs. Thurs, 15, Heron Pool. Trevor Burton (Baggeridge) 179-10-0, carp to 15 lb, poled corn and pellet, peg 30; Tom Walton (Elmbridge) 117-0-0; Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 114-8-0. Sat, 31. John Harris (Harris MG) 93-0-0, carp to 15 lb, poled corn, peg 36; Robin Senter (Harris MG) 89-3-0; Keith Miller (New Willenhall) 88-4-0. Sun, 16. Terry Butler (Proline) 123-0-0, carp to 15 lb, corn in margins, peg 21; Chris Hyde (Elmbridge) 116-8-0; Len Lawton (Elmbridge) 105-8-0.

Fish‘O’Mania Qualifier, Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Sat, 150. Ashley Price (Allen’s Tackle Leamore) 170-9-0, carp to 8 lb, poled maggot and meat over slop in margins, Jenny’s Lake peg 18; Jamie Hughes (Maver Midlands/Bag’em) 165-11-0; Frank Donachie (Browning Cotswolds) 164-8-0; Gary Thorpe (Chiltern GOT Baits) 123-13-0.

Furnace Mill, Bewdley, Worcs. Sun, 16, Mucky Meadow Pool. Steve Harris (Grant Albutt Angling Supplies) 127-0-0, carp to 7 lb, pellet down edge, peg 32; Ian Ward (ABC/Frenzee) 51-4-0; Ed Gray (Furnace Mill) 48-6-0.

Gloucester Canal Championships, Gloucester. Sun, 54. Andy Richins (Maver Lobby’s) 16-2-0, bream to 3 lb, crumb feedered maggots, peg 4 at Hempsted; Steve Priddle (Sensas Thyers) 6-12-0; Dale Malpas (Gloucester Angling Centre) 5-4-0; Dave Clapton (Devizes MG) 5-2-0; Tommy Smith (Gloucester Angling Centre) 4-11-0; Charlie Vallender (Maver Lobby’s) 4-6-8.

Goodyear AC, Curborough Fishery, Lichfield, W. Mids. Sun, 13, Canal Pool. Steve Thomson (Goodyear) 29-0-0, carp to 4 lb plus silvers, poled maggot, peg 25; Barry Lewis (Goodyear) 20-12-0. BH Mon, 11, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Slade Heath, Staffs. Graham Woolley (Goodyear) 8-1-0, skimmers, roach, perch and gudgeon, poled pinkie and maggot, end peg 11; Wilf Kneller (Bilston Angling Centre) 7-4-12.

Hawkesbury, Bedworth, Warks. Sat, 17, Match Pool. Dave Markham (Hawkesbury) 74-9-0, carp to 8 lb, poled meat, peg 20; Keith Walton (Hawkesbury) 70-9-0; Paul Reynolds (Hawkesbury) 63-6-0. Sun, 24. Dave Markham (Hawkesbury) 122-1-0, carp to 12 lb, poled meat and corn, peg 42; Andy Findlay (Preston Innovations/Sonubaits) 105-6-0; Dominic Lanni (Ratby AC) 90-6-0; John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 83-6-0.

Holgan Farm, Llawhaden, W. Wales. Sun, 18. Kev Roberts (Haverfordwest) 110-0-0, carp, poled corn up in water and margins, peg 1 Match Lake; Derek King (Rosebush) 69-0-0; Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 56-12-0.



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Iffers, Mathern Mill, Chepstow, Gwent. Sun, 22. Luke Burge (Iffers) 104-1-0, carp, poled corn, point peg on Waterfall Lake; Steve Durrant (Iffers) 80-6-0; Andy Prosser (Iffers) 79-11-0.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, W. Mids. Wed, 20, New Match and Carp pools. Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 61-2-0, F1s to 10 oz, poled pellet, Carp peg 8; Dave Mortlock (King’s) 60-3-0; Cain Mann (WAC) 57-12-0. Sat, 10, Big Match. Gary Gollins (Swan Elite) 69-5-0, F1s to 2 lb, poled pellet, peg 38; Daz Warden (King’s) 56-3-0.

Maver Mega Match This Qualifier, Larford Lakes, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcs. Sat, 120, Arena, Match and Specimen lakes. James Wilson (Alan’s Tackle) 203-8-0, carp, poled meat shallow then inside line, Arena peg 24; Martyn Leck (Maver Midlands) 141-8-0; Matt Godfrey (Sensas/Drennan Barnsley Blacks) 128-13-0; Mark Goddard (Daiwa OG) 127-3-0; Andy Power (Preston Innovations) 124-8-0; Dave White (Maver Midlands) 122-6-0. British Pole Champs Qualifiers: James Wilson, Martyn Leck, Mark Goddard, Dave White, Andy Geldart.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Tues, 21, Meadow Pool. DJ. Williams (Halesowen RBL) 69-3-0, carp to 10 lb, legered pellet, peg 53; Bill Rathbone (St. Francis) 58-4-0; Bill Drew (Bewdley) 54-9-0. Wed, 30, over-50s, Silver Pool. George Reynolds (CPA) 135-10-0, F1s to 2 lb, poled maggot, peg 46; Mark Churchill (Moorlands) 86-13-0; Dave Highfield (Club 2000) 86-9-0; Dave Roberts (CPA) 77-9-0. Thurs, 15, Bank. Ryan Thacker (Moorlands) 106-15-0, carp to 8 lb, poled meat, peg 7; Kevin Roderick (Moorlands) 84-1-0; Pete Hodge (CPA) 74-9-0. Fri pm, 13, Meadow. Pete Mace (Autism Birmingham) 175-12-0, carp to 10 lb, poled maggot, peg 24; DJ. Williams (Halesowen RBL) 105-2-0. Sat, 41, Bank, Moors, Island and Middle. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 113-10-0, carp to 10 lb, poled pellet, Bank peg 15; Chris Hill (Mosella) 110-4-0; Ian Wood (Moorlands) 106-0-0; Pete Hodge (CPA) 103-0-0; Lee Richards (Packington) 76-12-0; Syd Julian (Moorlands) 74-12-0. Sun, 32, Silver and Meadow. Andy Hicks (Redditch Kingfisher) 81-10-0, F1s to 2 lb, poled chopped worm, Silver peg 30; Lee Richards (Packington) 79-2-0; Richard Kings (CPA) 72-14-0; Ron Biggs (Moorlands) 68-15-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Worcs. Wed, 15, Island Pool. Terry Winstone (Bonehill Mill) 192-0-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet and pellet feeder, peg 13; Chris Cameron (Middy/OG) 163-0-0; Richard Merry (Arthur’s Angling Supplies) 125-0-0. Thurs, 15, Island. Alan Talbot (Hydro Bait-Tech) 115-12-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet and pellet waggler, peg 37; Barry Duggan (Baileys of Warwick) 100-0-0; Paul Alder (Smithy’s) 86-8-0. Sat, 28, Middle. Ian Dixon (Dino Floats/Bag’em) 98-8-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet and pellet waggler, peg 7; Pete Upton (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 94-8-0; Steve Ford (Daiwa Gordon League) 89-12-0; Conails Neicolas (Garbolino France) 89-8-0. Sun, 36, Island. Aidan Mansfield (Shakespeare) 99-10-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet and pellet feeder, peg 27; Tony Shepherd (Banbury Gunsmiths) 93-0-0; Mark Malin (Colmic Bait-Tech) 91-4-0; Darren Fisher (Old Ghost) 88-0-0; Richard Merry (Arthur’s Angling Supplies) 85-0-0.

Newport, Woodstock Pond, Gwent. Sun, 24. Matt Morgan (Blackwood) 66-8-0, F1s and bream, feedered pellets to island, peg 3; Chris Murphy (Bargoed) 55-10-0; Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 47-0-0; Nicky Belcher (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 37-12-0.

Nisa, Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks. Wed, 26, Phase 1 Lake Two. Matt Parkin (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) 118-6-0, carp, Method feeder, bomb, waggler and poled pellet, peg B11; Dave McDowell (Coventry) 81-0-0; Ian Hughes (Browning Central) 53-0-0. Thurs, 25, Snake and Reptil. Gaz Wood (Swann Baits/Sconezone Floats) 82-10-0, carp, pellet at 17m, Reptile peg 17; Stu Johnstone (Match Catch) 75-2-0; Keith Hudson (Match Catch) 73-4-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks. Sat, 29, Big Geary’s. Jamie Galloway (Packington) 55-11-0, carp to 4 lb, Method feeder and pellet, peg 28; Wayne Colloff (Fosters) 38-7-0; Neil Patrick (Packington) 34-10-0; Derek Hartshorn (Swann Baits) 29-10-0. Sun, 20, Grats and Willow pools. Wayne Carter (Packington) 78-8-0, carp and F1s to 3 lb, candle with pellet, Willow peg 5; Derek Hartshorn (Swann Baits) 73-8-0; Mark Downes (Kamasan Starlets) 69-1-0. BH Mon, 22, Big Geary’s. Phil Canning (Solihull Angling Centre) 80-2-0, 13 carp to 10 lb, bomb and pellet, peg 30; Paul Alder (Solihull Angling Centre) 78-9-0; Phil Hull (Lane’s) 55-13-0.

Parkes’ Hall AC, Moorlands Farm, Worcs. Sun, 14, Island Pool. Darren Jeavons (Parkes’ Hall) 52-5-0, carp to 4 lb, poled pellet up in water, peg 14; Steve Willis (Parkes’ Hall) 50-11-0.

Port Talbot Docks, West Glamorgan. Sun, 18. Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 16-10-0, skimmers, groundbait feedered maggots, day ticket bank; Clive Roberts (Sensas Cardiff Nomads) 15-2-0; Anthony Hogg (Glamorgan Rebels) 12-6-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop. Mon, 14, Oak and Willows Pools. Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 140-8-0, carp to 7 lb and bream to 3 lb, pellet and corn at 5m, Oak peg 27; Dave Watson (Rod and Gun) 120-7-0. Wed, 17, Sycamore. Phil Shaw (PI Boldings) 144-10-0, carp and barbel to 5 lb, poled maggot shallow, peg 47; Mick Jameson (PI Boldings) 91-6-0; Adam Jones (Cefn Fforest) 80-10-0. Thurs, 16, Oak and Chestnut. Dave Hailey (PI Boldings) 159-8-0, carp to 8 lb and barbel to 3 lb, maggot and corn down edge, Oak 27; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 119-13-0; Mick Jameson (PI Boldings) 117-11-0. Sat, 25, Sycamore. Andy Williams (Colmic Vespe) 173-2-0, carp to 9 lb and barbel to 3 lb, maggot and corn down sides, peg 13; Mitch Davidson (OAC) 126-8-0; Sean Barber (Maver Midlands) 106-9-0; Pete Ricketts (New Willenhall) 84-14-0. Sun, 28, Oak, Willows and Sycamore. Dave Hailey (PI Boldings) 147-1-0, carp to 6 lb, poled pellet shallow, Oak peg 13; Mitch Davidson (OAC) 139-0-0; John Cockayne (King’s) 129-1-0; Andy Williams (Colmic Vespe) 128-2-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcs. Tues, 21, Ghost Pool. Mark Westwood (Bilston Angling Centre) 143-2-0, carp, poled 8 mm pellet, peg 20; John May jnr. (Bilston Angling Centre) 124-10-0; Chris Senter (ABC) 115-8-0. Sat, 15, Front Deans. Peter Kaye (Drennan Borden) 117-5-0, carp, poled worm shallow, peg 27; Andrew Quarmby (Drennan Borden) 101-2-0. Sun, 22, Deans. Mick Denton (Kamasan Starlets) 104-1-0, carp, poled 4 mm pellet, peg 42; Peter Kaye (Drennan Borden) 102-14-0; Lee Cole (Bilston Angling Centre) 86-4-0; Connor Plumb (Peg One Angling) 85-4-0.

Ray’s Rip Off Open, Shropshire Union Canal, Soudley. Sun, 33. Steve Broome (Bilston Angling Centre) 20-12-6, roach, skimmers to 2 lb 8 oz plus three eels, poled chopped worm and caster, end peg 2; Steve Dudley (Browning Lifestyle) 8-0-8; Steve Cope (Four Ashes AC) 6-9-8; Dave Edgeley (Wigan MG) 6-8-0; Simon Mottram (Drennan NW) 5-5-0.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Wed, 20, pole-only. Hadrian Whittle (Kamasan Sensas Starlets) 147-4-0, 126 lb of silvers plus six carp, casters and worms, peg 2 Penny’s Pond; Giles Cochrane (Cwmbran) 115-2-0; Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 113-12-0.

Rhymney, Butetown Pond, S. Wales. Sun, 10. Terry Moss (Rhymney) 1-11-0, a tench and a perch, groundbait feedered maggots, peg on shallow bank.

Sirhowy, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sun, 23. Mike Williams (Tredegar Angling Centre) 99-12-0, carp, poled pellets, Penny’s Pond; Nigel Morris (Tredegar Angling Centre) 99-0-0; Ian Exall (Frenzee) 94-8-0; Andrew Mumford (Tredegar Angling Centre) 79-0-0.

Solihull Angling Centre, Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks. Wed, 21, Molands Mere. Phil Canning (Solihull Angling) 108-10-0, F1s to 4 lb on poled pellet shallow and down edge, peg 60; Rob Wootton (Dynamite Shimano) 105-0-0; Pete Rice (Bag’em) 99-1-0; Jamie Clarkson (Packington) 55-13-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Warks. Sun, 6. Don McIntyre (Stirrup Cup) 3-8-0, two bream, poled pinkie and chopped worm, brambles peg 47.

Tunnel Barm Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Mon, 16, Jenny’s Pool. Pete Rice (Bag’em) 262-15-0, F1s to 1 lb, mirrors and commons, poled caster through slop, top two at half depth, peg 20, new lake record; Malcolm Jones (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 154-4-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 143-6-0. Tues, 23, over-50s, Extension Pool. Ken Turner 101-5-0, F1s, roach, skimmers and ide, pellet shallow at 6m, peg 29; Dave Kingerley 83-8-0; Ron Notley 78-8-0; Dave Pope 71-5-0 (all TBF Vets). Thurs, 73, veterans, Jenny’s, Canal and High. Steve Johnson 125-2-0, F1s, roach, skimmers and ide, maggot shallow at 6m; Alan Dawson 125-0-0; Dave Chapman 119-10-0; Dave Kingerley 115-6-0; Dave Purvis 107-9-0; Reg Davis 107-2-0 (all TBF Vets). Fri, 18, Bottom. Alex Harper (TBF Colts) 98-10-0, F1s and small carp, pellet, 11m to islands, peg 32; John Burton (ABC) 73-11-0; Charlie McGurin (Foster’s) 56-8-0. Sun, 26, New. Pete Rice (Bag’em) 98-15-0, F1s, stockies and assorted silvers, poled caster at 3m and down edge, peg 44; Gary Cook (Mosella UK) 91-5-0; Paul Bick (Shakespeare Superteam) 85-2-0; Noel Wright (Finedon) 82-7-0.

UK Championships Qualifier, Barston Lakes, Solihull, W. Mids. Wed, 80. Kurtis Greenwood (Tri-Cast Highfield) 117-0-0, carp to 15 lb and a few bream, poled pellet, peg 68; Zac Brown (Preston Innovations Delcac) 102-0-0; Simon Skelton (Maver) 98-0-0; Mick Bull (Dynamite Baits) 68-0-0.

Wassell Grove, Hagley, Worcs. Sat, 14, Brook Pool. Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 62-12-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet and corn in margins, bonus peg 20; Chris Bills (Wassell Grove) 41-0-0.

White Springs, Pontarddulais, nr Swansea. Wed, 15. Alan Godrich (Swansea) 97-2-0, carp, short poled pellet, peg 14 Match Lake; Chris Oag (Swansea) 68-0-0. Sun, 18. John Smith (Swansea) 78-8-0, carp, poled pellets, peg on New Canal; Steve Davies (Swansea) 53-0-0; Dick Brunton (Pembroke Dock) 48-0-0.

Wolverhampton Over-60s, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Ball Lane to Shawhall Lane, Coven. Wed, 27. Brian Lewis (Bridgtown AC) 5-10-0, roach, poled bread punch, peg 1; Dave Rayson (Bridgtown AC) 4-1-8; Dennis Sumner (Bilston Angling Centre) 3-0-0.




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