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North West Angler’s Mail matches for April 6/8 2012.

Bannister House, Match Canal. Merseyside. Sun. 30. Martin Kay (Elton Tackle) 128-6-0, carp to 6lb and bream, soft pellet, 9 and 13m pole, peg 21; Lee Redman (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 56-0-0; Martin Bullock (Ted Carter’s Preston) 54-8-0; Peter Beardsworth (Coppull Angling Centre) 53-14-0.

Blundell’s, Roving match. Cheshire. Wed. 17. Stuart Taylor (Tackle Saver) 98-12-0, 17 mirror and common carp to 9 lb, 6mm banded pellet, method feeder to far bank in windy conditions, peg 49 Ash; Darren Blaydon (Simpson’s Tackle) 61-5-0; Martin Howcroft (Sensas NW) 44-6-0; Chris Simpson (Simpson’s Tackle) 42-5-0. Fri. 39. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 104-6-0, ide, bream 2lb and carp to 10lb, maggot and soft pellet, 6 and 17m pole, peg 51 Ash; Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 79-8-0; David Howard (Platt Bridge Tackle) 64-0-0; Ray Shaw (Wigan Angling Centre) 62-5-0. Sat. 49. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 92-3-0, mirror and common carp to 9lb, pellet, 16m pole, peg 61 Pine; Tony Davies (Tight Lines Shaw) 81-3-0; Craig Herring (Rochdale Angling Centre) 78-13-0; David Howard (Platt Bridge Tackle) 73-0-0. Sun. 47. Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 81-13-0, F1s, skimmer bream and carp to 4lb, soft pellet along the near bank at to a sand bar, 13m pole, peg 19 East; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 76-1-0; Colin Mayer (Drennan NW) 69-0-0; Liam Killinger (Sensas NW) 62-13-0. Roving match. Cheshire. Mon. 59. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 125-12-0, mirror and common carp to 8lb, 6mm pellet, 16m pole, peg 63 Pine, Bonus Ball draw won £250; Pete Cunniffe (Gilder’s Tackle) 71-9-0; Nick Haymes (Ashton Angling Supplies) 65-13-0; Alan Clancy (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 64-0-0; Stuart Carroll (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 63-8-0; Adrian Wood (Hazelgrove Angling Supplies) 62-5-0.

Bradshaw Hall, Lake Three. Lancashire. Sat. 21. Dave Williams (Garbolino Elton) 67-0-0, skimmer bream and roach, maggot and pellet, 14m pole, peg 6; Dean Edwards (Rochdale Anglers) 51-12-0; Mike Booth (Tri-Cast Highfield) 34-4-0; John Jowett (Drennan NW) 30-0-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit. Cheshire. Thu. 21. Paul Jones (Bait-Tech) 59-6-0, ide and small F1s, soft pellet, 12m pole, peg 5; Jason Law (Trafford Angling) 47-0-0; Ray Thompson (Vale Royal Angling) 42-14-0; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 42-2-0. Fri. Kingfisher & Meadow. 29. Mark Plevin (Deggies Tackle) 57-4-0, carp to 5lb, bread baits, 12m pole, peg 7 Meadow; Dave Pollitt (Hirst Tackle) 52-2-0; Paul Jones (Bait-Tech) 47-8-0; Martin Kay (Elton Tackle) 40-8-0. Sat. Snake & Willow. 47. Steve Carrier (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 81-4-0, F1s and small tench, soft pellet, 10m pole, peg 1 Willow; John Shallom (Stalybridge) 47-14-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 46-0-0; Alan Sharman (Garbolino Elton) 45-8-0. Sun. 43. Wayne Kearney (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 67-0-0, small carp to 3lb, soft pellet, 12m pole, peg 5 Snake; Alan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 64-2-0; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 59-12-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 58-12-0. Mon. 34. Alan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 56-12-0, 18lb of ide plus carp to 9lb, caster and worm, 11m pole, peg 17 Snake; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 55-8-0; Wayne Kearney (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 54-14-0; Dave Williams (Garbolino Elton) 52-12-0.

Henshall Insurance League, Hanchurch Fisheries, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Sat. 24. S. Williamson (Stoke-on-Trent) 72-9-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 29; John Rowley (J & D Windows) 71-0-0; Eddie Battersby (Lancs) 66-8-0; Richie Crane (Hanchurch Fisheries) 45-12-0 and Gary Jones (Hanchurch Fisheries) both 45-12-0; G. B. Lawson (Stoke-on-Trent) 42-13-0.

Heronbrook Fisheries Easter Festival, Slindon, near Eccleshall, Staffordshire, Canal, Bridge and Meadow Pools, Sat. 60. Jamie Hughes (Maver Midlands Bagem Baits) 134-14-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet, Meadow 21; Gary Skerritt (Maver Pickering’s) 111-4-0; Clive Nixon (Maver Gold) 108-10-0; Andy Moors (Maver Pickering’s) 102-6-0; James Howson (Maver Midlands) 99-2-0; Jason Brown (Maver Gold) 98-12-0. Sun. 60. John Brogden (Ted Carter, Southport) 142-14-0, carp to 8 lb plus 70 lbs of F1s, poled pellet, Meadow 44; Matt Barwell (Maver Gold) 124-10-0; Ken Oldham (Connect Tackle) 113-7-0; Danny Hallam (Maver Pickering’s) 112-3-0; Andy Moors (Maver Pickering’s) 111-4-0; Carl Fletcher (Yew Tree Fisheries) 109-7-0. Mon. 60. Frank Cooke (Ray’s Tackle) 119-2-0, carp to 8 lb, poled sweetcorn, Meadow 3; Clive Nixon (Maver Gold) 110-4-0; Tony Maj (Maver Gold) 88-8-0; John Chapman (Manchester) 87-14-0; Lewis Breeze (Drennan North West) 83-12-0; Ade Cattell (Maver Gold) 81-15-0. Overall: Andy Moors (Maver Pickering’s) 4 points (£1000); Jamie Hughes (Maver Midlands Bagem Baits) 5 (£800); Matt Barwell (Maver Gold) 6 (£600); Frank Cooke (Ray’s Tackle) 6 (£400); Clive Nixon (Maver Gold) 7 (£250).

High Heyes Farm, Rover on three lakes. Lancashire. Sat. 26. Adie Twist (Tri-Cast Highfield) 78-0-0, barbel to 6lb, maggot, 4m pole, peg 21 Lake Three; Ernie Pilkington (Ted Carter’s Preston) 58-12-0; Paul Bottomley (Coppull Angling Centre) 52-10-0; Les Del Pinto (Complete Fisherman) 40-4-0. Mon. Lake Three. 22. Dave Marsh (Standish) 45-6-0, F1s and ide, soft pellet, 12m pole, peg 31; Barry Broad (St Anthony’s) 30-12-0; Mark Adams (Ted Carter’s Preston) 30-10-0; Paul Banks (Tri-Cast Highfield) 29-14-0.

Hodnet AC, Ryley’s Pool, Hodnet, Shropshire, Sun. 15. Bob Parrish (Hodnet AC) 10-11-0, small carp and silver fish, poled maggot, peg 7; Dave Jones (Hodnet AC) 8-10-8; Ian Ellis (Hodnet AC) 8-8-8.

Meadow View, Lark Pool. Cheshire. Tues. OAPs. 20. Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 75-4-0, carp to 6lb, soft pellet, 14m pole, peg 40; Lawrence Oliver (Danny’s Tackle) 38-0-0; George Osborne (Penketh) 32-0-0; Joe McNab (Cosjak) 28-0-0. Thu OAPs. Thrush. 17. Ray Hignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 20-2-0, carp to 8lb, pellet and sweetcorn, 10m pole, peg 20; Jim Holmes (Woodhouse Park) 19-4-0; Lawrence Oliver (Danny’s Tackle) 12-14-0; Roger Peet (Oldham Owls) 11-8-0. Fri. Lark Pool. 22. Dave Cheetham (Ted Carter’s Preston)  51-4-0, carp to 5lb, sweetcorn, method feeder, peg 8; Eddie Jones (Liverpool) 36-12-0; Graham Stokes (Tri-Cast Highfield) 34-8-0; Julie Stokes (Lymm) 31-14-0. Sun. 28. Julie Stokes (Lymm) 73-12-0, carp to 6lb, sweetcorn and soft pellet, method feeder, peg 2; Jim Garside (Team Hydro) 67-6-0; Clive Garlic (Ryder Brow) 61-8-0; Barry Davies (Deeside Tackle) 60-4-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake. Merseyside. Wed. 20. Stan Phillips (Mersey Dockers) 26-0-0, roach, rudd and carp, red maggot, 6m pole, peg 44; Colin Craven (Wavertree) 19-0-0; Frank Simpson (Southport) 11-6-0; Dave Dunn (Maghull) 6-0-0. Sat. 22. Matt Higgins (Maghull) 59-8-0, carp to 8lb, sweetcorn, method feeder casting to island, peg 19; Steve Parry (Fazakerley) and Ritchie Wilson (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 53-12-0; Simon Waller (Liverpool AS) 50-8-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Sankey Canal Upper Pound. Merseyside. Thurs. Over 60s. 30. Stan Roberts (Ashton-in-Makerfield) 4-15-8, roach, caster, 9 and 12m pole, peg 23; George Barber (Warrington) 4-3-0; Alan Tickle (Newton-le-Willows) 4-0-8; Barry Holbrook (Warrington) 2-8-0.

Northern AA, Macclesfield Canal at Miner’s Arms. Cheshire. Sun. 16. Shaun Paddon (Tri-Cast Highfield) 6-13-8, skimmers to 10oz and small roach, punch bread, 12m pole, peg 2; John Taylor (Stockport Federation) 3-2-0; Dennis Hill (Trafford Angling) 2-9-0; Bill Hamson (Northern AA) 2-4-8.

Partridge Lakes, Cheshire. Mon OAPs. Spey & Marsh. 27. Keith Wilson (Elton Tackle) 37-9-0, F1s and mirror carp, soft pellet, 3 in the margins and 11m pole, peg 22 Spey; Baz Little (Leigh) 36-13-0; Keith Blakelely (Leigh, Tackle & Bait) 33-4-0; Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 25-3-0. Tue Open. Covey Canal. 26. Tom Brownbill (Maver NW) 55-1-0, Ide and F1s, worm, 4 and 11m pole, peg 8; Andy Bennett (Fox/Bag’em Baits) 54-5-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 53-8-0; Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 51-13-0. Wed. OAPs. Covey Canal. 24. Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 25-1-0, mirror carp to 5lb and F1s, sweetcorn, 4m pole in gales, peg 27; Irvine Melling (Platt Bridge) 21-4-0; Trevor Jones (Rod n’ Reel) 18-5-0; Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 17-8-0. Thurs. Kevin Bennett (Trafford Angling) 50-6-0, F1s to 3lb, soft pellet, 4 and 10m pole, peg 93; Paul Balmforth (Maver NW) 34-14-0; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 33-4-0; Andy Bennett (Fox/Bag’em Baits) 33-2-0. Fri. 37. Andy Geldart (Partridge) 45-1-0, F1s and ide, soft pellet, 5 and 11m pole, peg 6; Alan Rutherford (Maver Midlands) 38-12-0; Keith Dixon Jnr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 34-2-0; James Dent (MAP Elton) 32-13-0. Sat. 47. Paul Keeley (Drennan NW) 77-6-0, carp, F1s and ide, worm and caster, 2m in margin an 7m, peg 67; John Turner (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 69-2-0; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 64-2-0; Keith Leatherbarrow (Pilkington’s AA) 56-7-0.

Sun. 51. Phil Oakes (Garswood Hall) 65-6-0, ide, common and mirror carp, soft pellet, 3m pole, peg 100; Kevin Lavelle (Maver) 56-6-0; Ron Buckley (Fisherman’s Way) 54-8-0; Kevin Bennett (Trafford Angling) 51-15-0; John Kenning (Goole) 45-11-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 59-1-0. BH. Mon. 27. Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 78-8-0, common and mirror carp to 5lb, pellet, 7m pole in margin and open water, peg 52; Alan Crook (Maver NW) 68-8-0; John Turner (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 10-10-0; Alan Lord (Mack’s Tackle) 59-1-0. Mon. OAPs. Spey & March. 23. Steve Kelly (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 36-9-0, ide and F1s, maggot and pellet, 12m pole, peg 21 Spey; Baz Little (Leigh) 22-8-0; Graham Broughton (Bait Tech) 22-3-0; Eddie Battersby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 21-6-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Sat. 65. (Two-day Easter Festival). Dave Bass (Preston) 29-8-0, bream to 3lb and skimmers, worm and red maggot, groundbait feeder at 40m and method feeder, peg 160, £200 pools; Shaun Fletcher (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 25-1-0; Kevin Hall (St. Helens) 22-6-0; Mike McDermott (Manchester) 17-1-0; Derek Bennett (Preston Innovations) 14-12-0; Bob Smith (St. Helens) 12-10-0. Sun. 67. (Two-day Easter Festival). Dennis Knight (Wigan) 24-3-0, bream to 2 lb and skimmers, single red maggot, method feeder, peg 42; Shaun Fletcher (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 17-15-0; Ron Morley (St. Helens) 14-11-0; Steve Rimmer (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 14-11-0; Bob Smith (St. Helens) 13-3-0; Graham Ainscough (Wigan) 13-6-0.

Stapeley Cudmore, Whitmore, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, Sat. Suez Canal, 25. Andy North (Garbolino Elton) 50-12-0, carp to3 lb plus skimmers, poled pellet, peg 2; Mark Kearns (Stapeley Cudmore) 45-6-0; John Glover jr (Stapeley Cudmore) 39-2-0; Alan Bruce (Ray’s Tackle) 36-14-0; John Myatt (Marukyu) 29-2-0. Sun. Suez Canal, 22. Mark Kearns (Stapeley Cudmore) 83-6-0, carp to 4 lb, skimmers and tench, poled pellet, peg 40; Ade Shepherd (Stapeley Cudmore) 74-9-0; Trevor Hamlyn (Richmond’s) 66-8-0; Dave White (Maver Bagem Baits) 62-8-0; Bill Gilchrist (Stapeley Cudmore) 61-4-0; Pete Holmes (Pickering’s of Burslem) 59-8-0.

Wigan & District AA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Lancashire.  Wed. Rawlinson Lane. 16. Alan Whalley (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 2-4-0, small roach and skimmers, punch bread, 10m pole, pegged on boats; Vinnie Walsh (Hindley MG) 1-12-12; Les Ryding (Chorley Socials) 1-12-4, Tony Prescot (Coppul Anglers) 1-2-8. Sat. Dover Lock. 29. Sean BIrchall (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 3-12-0, roach to 4oz, punch bread, 5m pole, pegged on wires; Danny Martin (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 2-12-4; Kevin Stothers (Hindley MG) 2-8-0; Mike Charnley (Lostock Tackle Box) 2-7-0.

Winsford Flash Fisheries, Winsford, Cheshire, Sat. 18. Dave Mellor (Manchester) 41-9-0, bream and skimmers, feeder fished worm and maggot, peg 38; Gary Lambert (Manchester) 34-10-0; Wayne Percival (Manchester) 26-11-0. Sun. 18. Simon Wilkinson (Manchester) 22-7-0, bream and skimmers, feeder fished worm and maggot, peg 56; Dave Mellor (Manchester) 18-10-0; Rod Frazer (Manchester) 18-2-0. Fri. 16. Gary Lambert (Manchester) 26-3-0, bream and skimmers, feeder and worm/maggot; Gordon Symms (Manchester) 20-4-0; Andy Hamlett (Manchester) 19-6-0. Sat. 17. A. Broughton (Manchester) 26-7-0, bream and skimmers, feeder fished maggot and worm; Terry Kettle (Manchester) 18-12-0; Rod Frazer (Manchester) 15-2-0. Sun. 20. R. Woodvine (Manchester) 47-12-0, bream and skimmers, feeder fished worm and maggot; A. Insley (Manchester) 41-12-0; Wayne Percival (Manchester) 32-10-0. Mon. 19. D. Williams (Manchester) 36-8-0, bream and skimmers, feeder fished worm and maggot; Stuart Brown (Manchester) 34-10-0; John Warburton (Manchester) 34-4-0.