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* Bridgnorth AS Wine & Spirits, River Severn, Linley Bank, Salop. Sun, 61. Neville Pitts (Bridgnorth AS) 10-3-0, three chub, Bolo and bread, Golf Course peg 157; John Gill (Wolverhampton) 9-1-0; Rosa Bailey (Bridgnorth AS) and Chris Whitcombe (Birmingham) both 6-6-0; Dave Heywood (Bridgnorth AS) 4-14-0; Graham Wade (Smethwick) and Justin Checketts (Pedmore) both 4-5-0.
* Izaak Walton Stafford WL, Shropshire Union & Trent & Mersey canals, Staffs. Sun. 66. Darren Massey (Shakespeare Superteam) 29-6-13, bream to 2 lb 8 oz, poled chopped worm and red maggot at 13m, peg F7; Dave Holbrook (Four Ashes AC) 19-9-0; Mark Roberson (Browning West Midlands) 19-8-1; Stef Johansen (Team Eclipse) 13-8-8; Gordon Griffiths (Team Les ‘O’) 7-14-9; Ian Hingley (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 7-5-12. Teams: Eclipse Green 51; Browning Lifestyle Red 45; Team Les ‘O’ 42; Eclipse Blue 40; Shakespeare Superteam 36; Wolverhampton AA VDE 30. League: Eclipse Green 217; Shakespeare Superteam 203; Browning Lifestyle Blue 200; Eclipse Blue 196; Browning Lifestyle Red 193; Wolverhampton AA VDE 185.
* Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Sat, 31, Moors, Island and Meadow pools. Rob Brennan (Stourport) 63-4-0, F1s, maggot at 4m, peg 14, Island Pool; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 61-10-0; Colin Pace (Colin Pace Academy) 34-10-0; Paul Little (Colin Pace Academy) 31-4-0. Sun, 33, Bank, Moors and Middle. Lee Richards (Packington) 71-12-0, F1s, pellet at 10m, peg 10 Middle; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 41-15-0; George Thomas (Moorlands) 41-11-0; Colin Pace (Colin Pace Academy) 39-4-0.
* Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Sat, 31, Canal and Club pools. Ronnie Biggs (OHMS) 90-13-0, carp, poled cheese over micro pellet, 14m, peg 21 Club Pool; Jarrad Smith (Mallory Park) 72-2-0; Lee Richards (Packington) 76-14-0; Stu Palser (Middy Banbury Gunsmiths) 71-13-0. Sun, 32, New Pool. Clive Nixon (Maver Gold Bag ’em) 37-15-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, maggot at 13m, peg 21; Stu Palser (Middy Banbury Gunsmiths) 30-12-0; Matt Barwell (Maver Gold Bag ’em) 26-3-0; Ronnie Biggs (OHMS) 24-1-0.
* Wye Team Championship, River Wye, Hereford. Sun, 90. Tony Bouckley (Wolves) 41-5-0, 13 chub, feedered maggots, Eign section; Lee Gardner (Shakespeare) 24-12-0; Steve Jefferies (Ludlow) 24-4-0; Luke Richards (Cardiff Nomads) 24-0-0; Malcolm Ockwell (Cotswold Angling) 22-9-0; Alfie Hand (Worcester) 18-10-0. Teams: Sensas WB Clarke 32; Shakespeare 39; Hereford Academy 40.
Smaller fishing match results
Bridgtown Social AC, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Penkridge, Staffs. Sun, 12. Dave Rayson (Bridgtown Social) 6-5-12, a 3 lb 8 oz bream plus skimmers, poled bread and squatt, peg 15; Dave Smith (Bridgtown Social) 4-11-8; Phil Eldershaw (Bridgtown Social) 4-5-14.
Cefn Mably, Cardiff. Wed, 17, Over-50s. Bob Mitchell (Cefn Mably) 46-6-0, carp, bream and roach on pole and pellets, peg on Willow Pool; James Smithson (Cardiff) 44-0-0; Phil Rawlings (Newport) 43-13-0.
Connah’s Quay, Llyn Tegid, Bala, N. Wales. Sun, 22. Alan Murray (Connah’s Quay) 15-6-0, roach and perch on feeder and maggots; Dave Battison (Connah’s Quay) 14-0-0; Ken Thornton (Connah’s Quay) 12-8-0.
Cradley Heath Labour, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Gothersley, Staffs. Sun, 22. Martyn Yarsley (Cradley Heath Labour) 4-14-0, mostly roach and perch, poled punch, squatt and pinkie, peg 22; John Billingham (Cradley Heath Labour) 4-1-8; John Babbington (Cradley Heath Labour) 4-1-0.
Earlswood Lakes, Solihull, Brum, Sun, 23, Yachter Pool. Dave Schofield (Redditch) 15-12-0, 3 bream and 6 skimmers, feeder and worm, peg 39; Terry Gilbert (Birmingham) 10-12-0; Mark Greening (Streetly) 5-8-0; Dave Bird (Lichfield) 5-6-0.
Elmbridge, Heron Pool, Droitwich. Thurs, 12. Jim Russel (Elmbridge) 72-6-0, carp, wagglered corn and pellet, peg 9; Trevor Burton (Baggeridge) 24-0-0. Sat. 14. Bill Hodgetts (Elmbridge) 87-0-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 7; Alan Perry (Harris MG) 55-0-0; Chris Styler (Rigby and Rigby) 53-0-0. Sun, 14. Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 50-8-0, carp, wagglered corn, peg 29; Richard Buxton (Bilston Angling Centre) 42-10-0; Sid Toroni (White-Acres) 31-8-0.
Furnace Mill Fisheries Old Ghost WL, Bewdley, Worcs. Sun, 12, Mucky Meadow & Mill pools. Daz Randle (Mosella Black Country) 64-11-0, carp to 4 lb, 6mm expander pellet down the edge, peg 47; Max Galaszewski (Furnace Mill) 37-0-0; Andy Buckley (Shifnal AC) 34-0-0.
Goodyear AC, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Coven, Staffs. Sun, 11. Malcolm Bethell (Goodyear) 6-12-8, 1 gudgeon, perch and roach, caster and punch, peg 8; Johnny Benness (Goodyear) 4-0-1; Steve Thomson (Goodyear) 2-14-0.
Hawkesbury, Bedworth, Warks. Thurs, 14. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 32-12-0, mixed, wagglered maggot, peg 43; John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 24-8-0; Charlie Merritt (Hawkesbury) 21-0-0. Sat, 16. Paul Reynolds (Hawkesbury) 41-4-0, carp, poled corn, peg 5; Tim Palmer (Hawkesbury) 35-8-0; Keith Walton (Hawkesbury) 31-12-0. Sun, 19. Dennis Lutwyche (Hawkesbury) 23-8-0, carp, method and meat, peg 46; Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 19-0-0; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 18-2-0.
Hereford, River Wye, Belmont. Wed, 10. Clive Roberts (Sensas Nomads) 18-12-0, chub, waggler and maggots plus chubber with bread, peg between road bridges; Darren Harper (Hereford) 16-7-0.
King’s Pools, Shareshill, Wolverhampton. Wed, 18, Big Match Pool. Les Willey (King’s) 24-0-0, all F1s, poled pellet, peg 31; Jordon Hall (Maver Midlands/Bag ‘Em) 20-8-0; Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 18-0-0.
Merthyr Christmas Fayre, Redhill Fishery. Sun, 18. Bernard Farr (Merthyr) 17-12-0, carp and rudd, poled pellets, Molly’s Pond; Steve Hall (Merthyr) 16-9-0; Peter O’Sullivan (Merthyr) 10-5-0.
Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Tues, 17, Silver Pool. Pete Truman (Colin Pace Academy) 70-1-0, F1s, pellet at 6m, peg 25; Tony Stead (Maver West Midlands Police) 55-14-0; Andy Croft (Moorlands) 47-4-0. Wed, 15, Over-50s, Silver Pool. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 38-0-0, F1s, pellet at 14m, peg 46; Ken Watson (Moorlands) 30-8-0; John Hinton (Moorlands) 17-2-0. Thurs, 16, Rover. Lawrence Connolly (Colin Pace Academy) 72-4-0, F1s, pellet at 6m, peg 5, Middle Pool; George Reynolds (Colin Pace Academy) 46-0-0; Brian Cawley (Moorlands) 34-5-0.
Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Worcs. Wed, 15, Island Pool. Dan Varney (Banbury Gunsmiths) 101-12-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 20; Terry Winstone (Bonehill Mill) 46-0-0; Chris Peet (Banbury Gunsmiths) 40-4-0. Thurs, 14, Boundary and Middle Pools. Stuart Thomson (Jubilee AC) 33-10-0, carp, F1s and skimmers, pole and bomb, pellet, peg 19 Boundary; Danny Adey (Wythall RBL) 28-6-0; Gary Coton (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 25-4-0. Sat, 15, Middle and Ash. Neil McKinnon (Preston Innovations) 112-2-0, carp and F’s, poled pellet, peg 5 Ash; Rich Hoskins (Daiwa Gordon League) 83-0-0; Graham Scott (Mosella Selby) 60-8-0. Sun, 20, Island and Boundary. Mark Malin (Colmic) 76-0-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet, peg 16, Island Pool; Chris Telling (Colmic) 74-2-0; Phil Powell (Swindon) 70-6-0.
Newport, Woodstock Pond. Sat, 12. Jeff Parfitt (Risca) 53-3-0, F1s on pole and pellets, peg 24 by bailiff’s cabin; Tony Hopkins (Cwmbran) 35-3-0; Rob Sims (Garry Evans Tackle) 32-0-0. Sun, 21, autumn series, School Pool.
Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 54-12-0, F1s, poled pellets to pads, peg 42; Chris Hall (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 47-0-0; Chris Shephard (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 44-12-0; Wayne Howells (Newport) 34-0-0. Final League: Rob Skellett (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 48; Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 46; Chris Murphy (Bargoed) 43; Shaun Wilson (Trethomas) 41.
Nisa Feeders, Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks. Wed, 12, Lake 2. John Adamson (Nisa) 28-4-0, carp and bream, pellet feeder, peg A13. Richard Harvey (Bacchus and Rhone, The Matchman’s Peg) 4-12-0. Only 2 weighed.
Patshull Park, Pattingham, Staffs. Sun, 9. Kevin O’Halaron (Birkenhead Angling Centre) 12-10-0, roach to 8 oz, poled caster, hotel bank peg 49; Steve Preece (M & S Joinery) 10-4-0; Gary Johnson (Sensas) 9-6-0.
Pembroke and District, White Springs, Swansea. Sun, 16. Geoffrey Horner (Pembroke) 33-9-0, carp and bream on pole and maggots, Match Lake; Dave Tarrant (Pembroke) 28-1-0; Jordan Murk (Pembroke) 13-10-0.
Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop. Mon, 12, Stock and Hawthorn pools. Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 76-1-0, carp to 5 lb, pellet at 7m, peg 13, Hawthorn; Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 62-5-0. Wed. 12, Stock and Middle. Mick Jameson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 60-1-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet at 6m and to the paddles, peg 1 Middle; Bob Tromans (Fiery Holes) 54-13-0. Thurs, 12, Beech and Oak. Andy Williams (Colmic Vespe) 67-6-0, carp to 5 lb, pellet and maggot at 6m, peg 7 Beech; Adam Slade (Preston Innovations Boldings) 63-0-0. Sat, 25, Larch and Chestnut. Chris Newbrook (Oakengates Angling Centre) 56-4-0, carp to 5 lb and skimmers, maggot and corn at 5m and close in, peg 32 Chestnut; Phil Taylor (Dams and Lock) 45-9-0; Mark Taylor (Shakespeare) 43-0-0. Sun, 25, Oak, Beech and Willow. Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 45-9-0, carp to 4 lb, bomb and maggot, peg 5 Willow; Andy Kyte (Maver Sonu) 35-4-0; Dave Hailey (Preston Innovations Boldings) 32-9-0.
Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Wed, 14, Pole-only. Tony Summers (Wye Angling) 62-6-0, carp, long poled pellets, peg 10 on Sophie’s dam; Neil Morgan (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 56-10-0; Barry Richards (Green’s Tackle) 51-4-0.
Rhymney Fur and Feather, River Wye, Boughrood. Sun, 16. Gary Lewis (Rhymney) 10-11-0, three chub and a few grayling, feedered maggots, peg below bridge; Brian Rees (Rhymney) 4-10-0; Lloyd Davies (Rhymney) 4-6-0.
Rough Hay AC, Staffs-Worcs Canal, The Bratch, Wombourne, Staffs., Sun, 17. Cliff Archbold (Rough Hay) 1-11-0, gudgeon and tiny roach, poled pinkie, peg 16; Roy Horton (Rough Hay) 1-7-3; Roger Hunter (Hawkins’ AC) 1-6-3; Alan Meredith (Rough Hay) 1-6-0.
Sirhowy, Mathern Mill, Chepstow. Sun, 20. Nigel Morris (Tredegar Angling Centre) 98-6-0, carp to 12 lb, poled pellets, Waterfall Lake; Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 62-12-0; Tony Summers (Wye Angling) 58-14-0; Mark Jones (Tredegar Angling Centre) 40-8-0.
Solhampton Individual WL, Stourport-On-Severn, Worcs. Sun, 20, Kingfisher & Partridge. Kingfisher: Mark Betteridge (National Express Walsall) 39-8-0, carp, long pole and maggot, peg 14; Burgess Homer (Solhampton Fishery) 29-0-0. Partridge: Dave Perry (Solhampton) 54-7-0, carp, long pole and maggot, peg 21; Carl Jones (Maver) 42-4-0.
Spencer Works, Mathern Mill Fishery, Chepstow. Sat, 20. Warren Beard (Cwmbran) 111-8-0, carp to 10 lb, maggots, pole and feeder, peg 4 Waterfall Lake; Alan Davies (Trealaw) 93-4-0; Phil Weaver (Newport) 91-3-0; Barry Jones (Newport) 88-8-0.
Stoke City DAS, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Junction, Staffs. Sat, 18. Bob Edgerton (Goodyear AC) 11-13-6, all roach, poled caster, peg 6; Keith Hulland (Team Eclipse) 6-11-8; Jamie Edgerton (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 6-10-6; Bernie Leatherbarrow (Team Les ‘O’) 6-2-8.
Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Tues, 16, over-50s, Jennys Pool. Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 64-14-0, carp and F1s, pellet at 6m, peg 8; John Johnson (Notts AA) 49-8-0; Jimmy Wills (TBF Vets) 37-2-0; Dave Pope (TBF Vets) 33-5-0. Thurs, 55, Veterans. Canal, Club and Jennys. Chris Constable 42-13-0, carp and F1s, pellet down the track at 6m and bread at 12m, peg 5 Jennys; Ron Notley 34-6-0; Dave Chapman 6-13-0; Ronnie Allen 26-7-0; George Beckwith 26-2-0; Tony James 25-10-0 (all TBF Vets). Fri, 17, House Pool 1. Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 45-10-0, F1s, poled pellet at 8m, peg 6; Tony Ainsworth (Mid-City) 39-12-0; Barry Duggan (Warwick Portobello) 34-3-0.
Wassell Grove Winter Pairs, Hagley, Worcs. Sun, 18, Brook & Match Pools. Paul Hadlington (Club 2000) 38-14-0, carp to 8 lb, long pole and maggot, Match peg 16; Cliff Richards (Wassell Grove) 22-8-0; Terry Homer (Club 2000) 21-8-0; A. Danco (WGN AC) 18-12-0.
White Springs, Pontarddulais, Swansea. Wed, 14. Jim Hutton (Swansea) 73-5-0, carp, poled pellets, Match Lake; Dan Bowen (White Springs) 66-6-0; John Thomas (Neath) 57-11-0. Sat, 15. Chris Bradley (Neath) 86-0-0, carp, poled pellets, Old Canal; John Charlesworth (Swansea) 42-6-0; Alan Godrich (Swansea) 37-11-0.
Wolverhampton Over 60’s, Staffs & Worcs Canal, Round House, Gailey, Staffs. Wed. 9. Bob Edgerton (Goodyear AC) 1-9-10, bits, poled bread and maggot; Johnny Benness (Goodyear AC) 1-6-8; Wilf Kneller (Bilston Angling Centre) 0-15-10.
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