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North West Angler’s Mail matches for April 2/3 2011

Bannister House. Match Canal. Merseyside. Sun. 44. Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 92-8-0, carp 8 lb, skimmers and roach, soft pellet, 16m pole, peg 16; Mark Halliwell (Subfish) 79-12-0; Paul Bottomley (Coppull Angling Centre) 59-14-0; John Raby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 43-12-0.

Blundell’s. Roving match. Cheshire. Wed. 33. Lee Addy (Drennan NW) 129-2-0, carp to 2 lb, soft pellet over groundbait, 12m pole, peg 28 Trio Pond; Mike Hall (Rod n’ Reel) 94-4-0; Danny Maguire (Mosella) 87-3-0; Tolga Istek (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 85-11-0. Fri. Trio Pool. 16. Adrian Wood (Hazelgrove Angling Supplies) 106-1-0, carp to 2 lb, soft pellet, 3m pole, peg 49; Tony Mellor (Vale Royal Angling) 81-13-0; Tony Green (Cheshire Angling) 79-0-0; Glen Tucker (Grimsby) 65-2-0. Sat. Trio Pond. 43. Mark Lucas (Mosella) 96-6-0, carp to 2 lb, banded pellet, 10m pole to shallow bar, peg 43; Gary Whalley (Bait Tech) 92-9-0; Andy Musgrove (Edgley Sports) 76-3-0; Tony Mellor (Vale Royal Angling) 74-2-0. Sun. Trio, Willow and Oak. 32. Andy Musgrove (Edgley Sports) 82-1-0, carp to 2 lb, soft pellet, 3 and 13m pole, peg 13 Trio; Mike Hall (Rod n’ Reel) 81-0-0; Trevor Jackson (Rod n’ Reel) 53-13-0; Albert Malcomson (Drennan NW) 53-11-0.

Bradshaw Hall. Lake Four. Lancashire. Wed. 21 Steve Hall (Midleton) 44-4-0, skimmer bream, roach and perch, worm, 11m pole, peg 18; Geoff Terry (Little Lever) 25-0-0; John Clayton (Bolton) 21-8-0; Daren Cloran (Garbolino Elton) 19-12-0. Sun. Lake Eight. 28. John Ashman (Bolton) 22-0-0, silver fish and small carp, maggot, 13m pole, peg 29; Mike Risby (Bolton Angling Centre) 20-10-0; Alan Battersby (Bolton) 16-8-0; Dave James (Bolton Angling Centre) 13-0-0.

Brookside. Snake Pit. Cheshire. Tues. 22. Gary Baugh (Chester Tackle Locker) 102-10-0, carp to 3 lb, soft pellet, 12m pole, peg 45; Dave Williams (Garbolino Elton) 74-6-0; Keith Smith (Royton) 71-4-0; Alan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 70-0-0. Thurs. 29. Dean Edwards (Rochdale Anglers) 76-14-0, mostly carp to 2lb but 20lb of ide, maggot and pellet, 12m pole, peg 42; Mark Benson (Widnes Angling Centre) 76-8-0; John Shallom (Stalybridge) 57-10-0; Howard Kelly (Gilder’s Tackle) 55-10-0. Sat. Snake Pit, Meadow and Kingfisher pools. 57. Wayne Kearney (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 71-0-0, carp to 3 lb, soft pellet, 6 to 12m pole, peg 10 on Kingfisher; Mark Benson (Widnes Angling Centre) 69-14-0; John Gilbert (Gilder’s Tackle) 63-14-0; Paul Little (Edgley Sport) 50-6-0. Sun. Snake Pit and Willow Pool. 44. Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 99-4-0, 70lb of carp with balance from bream, ide and roach, soft pellet, 13m pole, peg 22 Willow; Mike Longshaw (Trentside) 91-14-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 84-0-0; 4 Andy Grimes (Mosella) 72-6-0.

Copthorne. Match Canal. Lancashire. Sat. 16. Bob Watson (Ted Carter’s Preston) 73-8-0, carp to 1.5 lb, soft pellet, 6 to 12m pole, peg 25; Sandy Barker (Highfield Fisheries) 67-8-0; Richard Yates (Ted Carter’s Preston) 42-8-0; Terry Clark (Ted Carter’s Preston) 38-8-0.

Fields Farm. Big Beam Pool. Cheshire. Sun. 22. Francis O’Reilly (Ray’s Tackle) 26-8-0; Phil Milward (Buxton) 19-12-0; Anthony Manson (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 17-5-0; Dave Cameron (Macclesfield) 17-4-0.

Heronbrook Spring League, Round Five, Slindon, near Eccleshall, Staffordshire, Sun. Canal, Bridge, Meadow and Island Pools, 56. Alan Dewhurst (Sensas Rod ‘n Reel) 141-0-0; Ray Shaw (Wigan Angling Centre) 126-11-0; Ken Oldham (Connect Tackle) 116-3-0; John Whitfield (Sensas North West) 112-8-0; R. Hughes (Sensas Rod ‘n Reel) 107-0-0; Matt Barwell (Maver West Midlands Police Gold) 104-10-0. Teams: Sensas Rod ‘n Reel, Maver West Midlands Police Gold, Capital Developments and Wigan Angling Centre all 11; Connect Tackle 12; Ted Carter, Southport 14. League: Lea Hall AC 61; Wigan Angling Centre 62; Trentside Sonu Baits 64; Capital Developments 66; Maver West Midlands Police Gold 72; Yew Tree Fishery 75.

High Heyes. Lake Two. Lancashire. Sat. 26. Adie Twist (Cast NW) 38-2-0, carp to 6 lb, sweetcorn, Method feeder, peg 20; Dave Bolton (Coppull Anglers) 31-6-0; Andy Davies (Tri-Cast Highfield) 29-2-0; Brian Pound (Mack’s Tackle) 25-4-0.

Highfield. Oak Lake. Lancashire. Wed OAPs. 19. Tony Shields (Noah’s Ark) 30-10-0, carp 4 lb and ide, caster, 11m pole and Method feeder, peg 34; Terry Clark (Ted Carter’s Preston) 24-4-0; Keith Hyde (Oldham) 24-0-0; Geoff Sparham (Highfield Fisheries) 23-12-0. Thurs. Oak Lake. 20. Gary Gunn (Ted Carter’s Preston) 33-10-0, carp and barbel, sweetcorn, Method feeder, peg 35; Phil Hartley (Ted Carter’s Preston) 29-4-0; Stuart Lord (Highfield) 29-0-0; Peter Richmond (Ted Carter’s Preston) 20-12-0. Fri OAPs. Beech Lake. 24. Pete Smith (Blackpool Transport) 31-10-0, carp 4 lb, sweetcorn, 6m pole, peg 35; Brian Beswick (Fleetwood Res) 29-4-0; Derek Mountcastle (Highfield) 26-4-0; Ken Anderton (Highfield Fishery) 23-12-0. Sat. Oak Lake. 23. Paul Griffiths (Highfield Fishery) 43-4-0, skimmers and bream to 2 lb, caster and worm, 4m pole, peg 22; Phil Hartley (Ted Carter’s Preston) 41-0-0; Frank Yardley (Ted Carter’s Preston) 37-10-0; Ron Buckley (Fisherman’s Way) 36-10-0. Sun. 18. Sandy Barker (Highfield Fisheries) 74-9-0, carp to 8 lb, luncheon meat, 11m pole, peg 12; Graham Carter (Ted Carter’s Preston) 64-12-0; Stuart Kennedy (Ted Carter’s Preston) 48-3-0; John Rogers (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 47-4-0.

JCB Open, North Lake, Rocester, Staffordshire, Sun. 30. Rick Guy (JCB) 52-2-0, carp and bream, pellet feeder and maggot, peg 19 riverside; Steve Gilbert (JCB) 50-5-0; Steve Moss (Edgeley Sports) 19-10-0.

Lingmere. Ling Mere. Cheshire. Wed. 17. Alan Dewhurst (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 85-4-0, 30lb rudd and roach plus carp, maggot and pellet, short pole and Method feeder, peg 48; Steve Openshaw (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 67-4-0; Paul Wright 69-10-0; Andy Kirk (Bidston) 50-6-0. Sat. Match Lake. 19. Alan Dewhurst (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 100-4-0, carp and barbel, maggot and pellet, 16m pole, peg 20; James Howson (Maver Midlands) 62-8-0; Steve Openshaw (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 52-4-0; Anthony Moran (Vine Baits) 44-6-0.

Liverpool & District AA. Tasker’s Final. Leeds-Liverpool Canal at Saracens Head. Merseyside. Sun. 24. Gareth Charnock (Mersey Dockers) 5-10-0, skimmer bream and roach, punch bread and hemp, 8m pole, peg 1; Paul Farquhar (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 4-9-0; Barry Davies (Deeside Tackle) 4-7-0; Dave Moorcroft (Mersey Dockers) 4-2-0.

Meadow View OAPs. Lark Pool. Cheshire. Tues. 17. Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 70-6-0, carp to 5 lb, pellet and corn, 12m pole, peg 7; Lee Gibbon (Tasker’s Angling) 19-12-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 18-6-0; Peter Robinson (Altrincham) 17-10-0. Wed. 18. Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 54-11-0, carp to 4 lb, soft pellet and corn, 14m pole, peg 21; Peter Tickle (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 53-3-0; Eric Bageley (Rochdale Angling Centre) 36-0-0; Cyril Cowley (Middlewich) 24-10-0. Thu OAPs. Thrush Pool. 16. Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 35-0-0, carp to 4 lb, sweetcorn and soft pellet, 11m pole, peg 16; Roger Peet (Oldham Owls) 19-4-0; Reg White (Bob’s Tackle) 17-8-0; Barry Dibnah (Manchester) 13-4-0. Sat. Lark Pool. 22. Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 31-12-0, carp to 7 lb, corn and pellet, 14m pole peg 12; Peter Tickle (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 29-12-0; Barry Davies (Deeside Tackle) 28-0-0-; Mike Roylance (Penketh Old Hall) 26-8-0. Sun. 29. Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 78-0-0, carp to 6 lb, corn and pellet, 14m pole, peg 6; Dave White (Edgley Sports) 72-12-0; Gary Hutton (Eight Bells) 55-10-0; Mike Tighe (Gilder’s Tackle) 35-8-0.

Mill House. Mescar Lake. Merseyside. Thurs. 19. John Raby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 57-12-0, carp to 6 lb, soft pellet, 6m pole, peg 30; Steve Parry (Fazakerley) 27-14-0; Stan Phillips (Mersey Dockers) 21-0-0; Andy Wilson (Mersey Dockers) 18-12-0. Sat. 21. John Raby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 91-10-0, carp to 8 lb, soft pellet, 6m pole, peg 6; Steve Harris (Kirkby) 25-6-0; Ian Cowey (Kirkby) 22-14-0; Ken Dooley (Liverpool AS) 19-8-0.

Newton-le-Willows Over 60s. Sankey Canal Upper Pound. Merseyside. Thurs. 40. John Sharp (Halton JAA) 10-5-0, skimmers, roach and small carp, soft pellet, 13m pole, peg 99; Geoff Clare (Warrington) 9-1-0; Eddie Cook (Warrington) 6-15-0; Eddie Marcroft (Newton-le-Willows) 6-2-0.

Partridge Lake. Covey Canal. Cheshire. Tues. 29. Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 67-11-0, ide, F1s, small carp, pellet and maggot, 11m pole, peg 68; John Turner (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 49-0-0; Ian Burley (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 42-8-0; 4 Tolga Istek (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 40-2-0. Thurs. 33. Ian Burley (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 80-2-0, small carp and ide, red maggot, 4m pole, peg 53; Richard Rawsthorne (Partridge Team NW) 75-9-0; Mike Reed (Highfield Fisheries) 69-8-0; Lee Addy (Drennan NW) 64-5-0. Sat. 33. John Turner (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 68-5-0, small carp and F1s, sweetcorn, 5m pole in margin, peg 58; Danny Sixsmith (Drennan) 54-9-0; Steve Parry (Dynamite Baits) 54-7-0; Steve Hall (Midleton) 48-14-0. Sun. 55. Gavin Vernon (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 55-13-0, small carp, ide and F1s, corn and pellet, 12m pole, peg 84; Ian Lathom (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 51-0-0; Colin Mayer (Drennan NW) 48-8-0; James De Clouet (Marukyu Baits) 46-4-0.

Rosemary Wood. Island Pool. Lancashire. Sun. 22. Mick Woolvine (Ted Carter’s Southport) 68-8-0, carp to 4 lb and ide, caster shallow, 11m pole, peg 15; Dave Phillips (Ted Carter’s Preston) 43-4-0; Chris Fitzsimmons (Kirkby) 38-12-0; Carl Mulligan (Kirkby) 35-4-0.

St. Helens. Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Mon. 25. Len Stringfellow (Wigan & DAA) 17-3-0, skimmer bream and roach, red maggot, groundbait feeder, peg 76; Dennis Knight (Wigan) 14-13-0; Mark Addy (Drennan NW) 13-4-0; Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 12-4-0. Sun. 52. Bill Roby (St. Helens) 30-11-0, bream 3 lb and skimmers, soft pellet, crumb feeder, peg 1; Jim Hines (Dynamite Baits) 16-13-0; Mike Birkhill (Leigh, Tackle & Bait) 12-6-0; Derek Bennett (Preston Innovations) 11-0-0.

Northwood Garden Centre Aggregate, Hanchurch Fishery, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Sun. Model Canal, 33. Chris Parker (Pickering’s of Burslem) 65-6-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 2; Steve Michaels (Tri-Cast Highfield) 58-0-0; Danny Lowndes (Hanchurch Silver) 50-10-0; A. Cleary (Hanchurch) 43-8-0; Steve Weston (Trentside Tackle) 39-10-0; Ray Lightfoot (Stoke-on-Trent) 34-8-0.
Stapeley Crewe and District Winter League, Final Round, Trent and Mersey Canal, Mill Lane and Red Shale, Middlewich, Cheshire, Sun. 32. Les Osweleski (Late Comers) 7-6-0 roach, poled caster, B section; Davey Ellis (Frank’s Four) 7-1-2; Dean Huxley (Cheshire MG) 6-2-8; Dean Williams (Team Eclipse) 6-0-4; Chris Tudor (Betley’s Monsters) 6-0-0; Dave Holman (Wyche Anglers) 5-10-8. Teams: Frank’s 31; Betley’s Monsters 28; Eclipse Green and Eclipse Blue both 23; Late Comers 20; Cheshire MG, Trabucco Midlands Van den Eynde and Wyche all 17. Final League: Trabucco Midlands Van den Eynde 153; Frank’s 151; Eclipse Blue 148; Betley’s Monsters 143; Eclipse Green 127; Wyche and Late Comers both 119; Cheshire MG 82; Snowy’s 16.

Stapeley Cudmore, Whitmore, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, Tues. Suez Canal, 18. Jake Robinson (Maver Pickering’s) 163-0-0, carp to 6 lb, skimmers and tench, poled sweetcorn and maggot, peg 50; Andy Moors (Maver Pickering’s) 113-8-0; Eddie Sims (Stoke-on-Trent) 111-8-0; Andy Dyson (Stapeley Cudmore) 82-14-0; Melvyn Kearns (Stapeley Cudmore) 78-10-0; Neil Powell (Hillbillyfloats.com) 77-12-0. Sun. Spring League, Round Four, Suez Canal, Arena and Pool 1, 40. Frank Cooke (Ray’s Tackle) 104-10-0, carp to 6 lb, tench and skimmers, poled sweetcorn and maggot, Suez 43; Ian Sinker (Scratchers) 97-8-0; Mark Kearns (MAP Stapeley) 83-10-0; Danny Hallam (Maver Pickering’s) 80-8-0; Paul Haynes (Ultima Pellet) 79-12-0; Darren Mulheir (MAP Stapeley) 78-6-0. Teams: Ray’s Tackle 12; MAP Stapeley 13; Maver Pickering’s 18; Scratchers 19. League: MAP Stapeley 36; Maver Pickering’s 67-0-0; Ted Carter, Southport 70; Ray’s Tackle 78. Sat. Suez Canal, 25. Tony Weightman (Ted Carter, Southport) 99-10-0, carp to 4 lb, skimmers and tench, pole/Method feeder and maggot, peg 28; Anthony King (Ted Carter, Southport) 72-8-0; Melvyn Kearns (Stapeley Cudmore) 72-0-0; Andy North (Mansfield Angling Centre) 68-8-0; Damian Bracken (Mosella Garbolino) 63-10-0; Danny Hallam (Pickering’s Garbolino) 63-6-0.

Stoke City DAS, Shropshire Union Canal, High Bridge, Woodseaves, Staffordshire, Paul Turner (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 6-0-3, roach and gudgeon, poled squatt, peg 48; Alan Round (Trabucco Midlands Van den Eynde) 5-12-0; Eric Gardner (Team Eclipse) 5-3-12; Keith Hulland (Team Eclipse) 5-2-0; Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 4-13-9; Stanley Ward (Bilston Angling Centre) 4-11-13.

Wigan & District AA Spring League. Leeds-Liverpool Canal at Burscough. Wed. Top Lock. 33. Sean Wharton (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 25-8-0, bream to 3 lb and skimmers, punch bread, caster and pellet, 11 and 13m pole, peg 14; Ken Sharples (Wigan MG) 9-10-0; Rob Porter (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 8-10-12; Derek Fairhurst (Hindley MG) 7-9-4. Sat. Rawlinson Lane. 24. Anthony Marsden (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 4-12-12, skimmers and roach, punch bread, 6 and 10m pole, pegged at Scout Hut; Tex Stothers (Hindley MG) 3-14-8; Rob Porter (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 3-13-4; Kevin Stothers (Hindley MG) 3-12-4. Sun. 54. Colin Brunt (Ted Carter’s Preston) 10-12-0, skimmer bream, punch bread and caster, 10 and 13m pole, pegged Ring O’ Bells; Mark Glover (Platt Bridge Tackle) 6-0-13; Boyden, Maver NW, Lancashire, 5-8-6; Dave Walmsley (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 5-6-8.
Teams: Sam’s Tackle & Bait Tackle Green 16; Maver NW 23; Sensas NW 29; Ted Carter’s Preston and Lostock Tackle Box 29.

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