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North West Angler’s Mail matches for March 31/April 1 2012.

Bannister House, Match Canal. Merseyside. Sun. 50.

Carl Fletcher (Lingmere Fishery) 109-8-0, carp and chub, soft pellet, 14m pole, peg 23; Alan Bridge (Garbolino Elton) 88-8-0; Andy Barker (Southport) 65-0-0; Barry Kay (Garbolino Elton) 61-14-0; John Raby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 60-6-0; Chris Smith (Fisherman’s Tackle) 48-4-0.

Blundell’s, Roving match. Cheshire. Sun. 50

Chris Shaw (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 63-13-0, skimmer bream, ide 2 lb and carp to 10 lb, pellet and meat, 12m pole, peg 23 West; Llion Pritchard (Anglesey) 55-5-0; John McFarland (Rochdale Angling Centre) 48-8-0; Lee Thornton (Bagem Baits) 47-1-0; John Devine (Platt Bridge Tackle) 46-8-0; Steve Kaye (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 44-12-0. Wed. 45.  Ian Ridgeway (Rochdale Angling) 107-2-0, F1s and carp to 2 lb, pellet paste, 3 and 11m pole, peg 27 Trio; Paul Jones (Bait-Tech) 102-6-0; Sean Woodward (Cheshire Angling) 87-1-0; Dave Simpson (Home Guard) 81-12-0. Sat. 47. Ian Ridgeway (Rochdale Angling) 115-9-0, F1s and carp to 2 lb, pellet paste, 4m pole, peg 3 Trio, 2nd win in a row; Lee Thornton (Bagem Baits) 114-8-0; Liam Killinger (Sensas NW) 103-1-0; Jack Howarth (Mosella) 99-1-0.

Bradshaw Hall, Lake Eight. Lancashire. Sun. 30. John Clapham (Bolton) 42-4-0, roach, skimmers and carp, soft pellet and maggot, 11m pole, peg 8; Dean Edwards (Rochdale Anglers) 41-8-0; Brian Clarke (Bolton) 40-12-0; John Clayton (Bolton) 38-6-0.

Brookside, Snake & Willow. Cheshire. Thurs. 19. Alan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 61-12-0, small carp and ide, soft pellet, 12m pole, peg 30 Snake; Pete Mulhair (Last Cast) 61-10-0; Alan Dawson (Rochdale Tackle) 61-0-0; Derek Bibby (Warrington AA) 57-8-0. Sat. 42.  Mark Pleavin (Deggies Tackle) 104-12-0, carp to 6lb and skimmer bream, large punch bread, 12m pole, peg 22 Willow; Dean Edwards (Rochdale Anglers) 76-6-0; Jim Wilson (Kieron Rich) 58-10-0; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 58-0-0. Sun. 39. Steve Colvin (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 50-8-0, carp to 5lb and skimmer bream, soft pellet, 10m pole, peg 2 Snake; Stuart Birchall (Cheshire Angling) 49-6-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 48-4-0; Stuart Conroy (Bait-Tech) 45-2-0.

Heronbrook Spring League, Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, near Eccleshall, Staffordshire, Sun. All Pools, 80. Tony Shelley (Trentside Tackle) 141-15-0, all F1s to 8 oz, poled pellet, Match Lake 1; Craig Goldstraw (Maver Midlands Bag ‘em Baits) 109-8-0; Andy Moors (Maver Pickering’s) 84-14-0; Ian Sinker (Scratchers) 80-12-0; Geoff Grantham (Capital Developments) 79-0-0; Jason Whitfield (Sensas North West) 78-0-0. Teams: Maver Midlands Bag ‘em Baits 8; Maver Gold Yew 13; Trentside Tackle 14; Maver Gold Oak 17; Chippendales 18. Final League: Maver Midlands Bag ‘em Baits 68 (£700); Maver Pickering’s 84 (£500); Maver Gold Yew 89 (£400); Scratchers 108 (£200); Ted Carter Southport 111 (£100).

High Heyes Farm, Rover on all lakes. Lancashire. Sat. 18. Les Del Pinto (Complete Fisherman) 51-8-0, barbel to 11lb, sweetcorn, 11m pole, peg 31 Lake Three; Ernie Pilkington (Ted Carter’s Preston) 44-12-0; Barry Broad (St Anthony’s) 32-13-0; Paul Bottomley (Coppull Angling Centre) 29-12-0.

Lingmere, Match Lake. Cheshire. Thurs. 17. Steve Openshaw (Lingmere Fishery) 89-12-0, small carp and F1s, double red maggot shallow, 13m pole, peg 3; Andy Kirk (Bidston) 73-2-0; Carl Fletcher (Lingmere Fishery) 61-8-0; Barry Bush (Lingmere Tackle) 58-12-0. Sat. 18. Steve Openshaw (Lingmere Fishery) 71-4-0, carp and silver fish, double red maggot shallow, 13m pole, peg 19; Tony Grigorjevs (Angling Times) 48-6-0; Chris Heaton (Moreton) 37-4-0; Steve Balson (Moreton)

Liverpool & DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal at Lydiate. Merseyside. Sun. 18. John Easton (Liverpool AS) 7-12-0, roach to 6oz, punch bread, 10 and 12m pole, pegged at Running Horses; Dennis Peterson (Ted Carter’s Southport) 5-1-0; Ray Pagan (Maghull CA) 4-6-0; Peter Gradwell (Liverpool AS) 3-13-0.

Meadow View, Cheshire. Tues. OAPs. 18. Lark Pool. Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 63-8-0, carp to 9lb, soft pellet, 14m pole, peg 8; Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 47-8-0; Mike Bell (Lionel’s Tackle) 30-6-0; Ray Hignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 27-0-0. Wed. 19. Mike Thompson (Trafford Angling) 159-0-0, carp to 10lb, soft pellet, 14m pole, peg 4; Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 85-6-0; Conrad Taylor (Guilder’s Tackle) 66-6-0; Wayne Rooke (Marukyu Baits) 47-2-0. Thu OAPs. Thrush Pool. 18. Phil Chatterton (Church Gardens) 32-0-0, carp to 3lb, corn and pellet, 10m pole, peg 1; Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 30-8-0; Barry Dibnah (Manchester) 26-14-0; Jim Holmes (Woodhouse Park) 22-4-0. Sun. Lark Pool. 27. Mike Thompson (Trafford Angling) 106-8-0, carp to 4lb, soft pellet, 14m pole, peg 40; Paul Ledgerton (Widnes) 54-4-0; Vic Trees (Ted Carter’s Preston) 52-4-0; Eddie Jones (Liverpool) 41-0-0.

Middlewich Spring League, Trent and Mersey Canal, Middlewich, Cheshire, Sun. Round Two, 76. Dave Horton (Browning Lifestyle Blue) 10-14-0, lots of gudgeon to squat plus a few caster roach and a 1 lb 8 oz perch; Ideal Standards section by the lock; Paul Murrin (Browning Lifestyle Blue) 7-12-0; Digger Conway (Rugeley MG) 7-2-8; Ian Morrison (Ted Carter, Southport) 7-1-4; Ray Edge (Birkenhead) 6-2-0; Dave Brown (Maver Tipton Nelly) 6-0-0. Teams: Browning Lifestyle Blue 68; Ted Carter, Southport 61; Browning Lifestyle Green 58; Maver Tipton Van den Eynde Gold and Late Comers both 56; Browning Lifestyle Red, Rugeley MG and Maver Tipton Nelly all 52. League: Browning Lifestyle Blue 125; Maver Tipton Van den Eynde Gold 123; Browning Lifestyle Green 109; Maver Tipton Van den Eynde Red 108; Exiles 105; Ted Carter, Southport 104.

Mill House, Mescar Lake. Merseyside. Wed. 19. Simon Waller (Liverpool AS) 52-12-0, carp to 8lb, pellet baits, method feeder, peg 56; Dave Phillips (Ted Carter’s Preston) 55-8-0; Dave Dunn (Maghull) 52-12-0; Carl Mulligan (Kirkby) 43-8-0. Sat. 20. Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) carp to 6lb, shallow pellet, 16m pole, peg 23; Colin Craven (Wavertree) 52-6-0; Steve Parry (Fazakerley) and Gerry McMahon (Southport) 23-14-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Yew Tree Reservoir. Merseyside. Thurs. Over 60s. 26. Chris Grehan (Warrington) 25-14-0, mirror carp, roach and skimmers, soft pellet, 12m pole, peg 26; Harry Newton (Warrington) 10-7-8; Alan Brown (Warrington) 10-5-0; Jim Byrne (Warrington) 8-1-0.

Northern AA, Macclesfield Canal at Bollington. Cheshire. Sun. 24. Dave Trafford (Ted Carter’s Preston) 3-13-0, 80 roach, punch bread, 10m pole, peg 7; Len Fosdyke (Fox Match) 3-2-8; Shaun Paddon (Tri-Cast Highfield) and Alan McAtee (Tri Cast Highfield) 3-1-0.

Partridge Lakes, Cheshire. Mon. OAPs. Spey & Marsh. 26. Keith Blakelely (Leigh, Tackle & Bait) 40-0-0, golden tench, common and mirror carp, soft pellet, 11m pole, peg 9 Spey; Stuart Bryan (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 35-8-0; Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 27-14-0; Baz Little (Leigh) 27-1-0. Tues. Open. Covey Canal. 23. Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 52-2-0, ide, F1s and carp 2lb, soft pellet, 6m pole, peg 77; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 51-7-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 45-0-0; Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 43-11-0. Wed. OAPs. 57. Ricky Heyes (Tinpots) 37-14-0, small ide, F1s and carp, soft pellet, top 2 pole sections, peg 84; Peter Lee (Patricroft) and G Kirby (Manchester) 35-5-0; Barry Richardson (Rochdale) 31-4-0. Thurs. Open. 27. Ian Burley (Lloyd Baits) 88-14-0, ide and F1s, soft pellet, 5m pole in margins, peg 80; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 82-5-0; Lee Addy (Bait-Tech) 75-14-0; Andy Laverack (Cudworth West End) 67-5-0. Sat. 42. Andy Nicholson (Partridge) 58-9-0, mirror carp to 4lb, pellet, 11m pole, peg 100; John Turner (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 42-14-0; Ron Buckley (Fisherman’s Way) 36-14-0; Dave Pimlott (Garbolino Elton) 36-9-0. Sun. 65. Alan Rutherford (Maver Midlands) 56-2-0, mostly 1lb F1s, soft pellet, 11m pole, peg 60, £140 pools; Des Greenough (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 53-12-0; Craig Ebbrell (Maver Midland) 45-8-0; Ian Lathom (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 39-1-0; Lee Kavanagh (Tri Cast Rochdale) 38-11-0.

Stapeley Cudmore, Whitmore, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, Sat. Suez and Brewsters Canals, 22. Chris Ellett (Ted Carter, Southport) 118-6-0, carp to 6 lb, poled pellet, Suez 25; Frank Cooke (Ray’s Tackle) 98-6-0; Paul Haynes (Ultimate Pellet) 82-12-0; Bill Gilchrist (Stapeley Cudmore) 67-4-0; Kevin Dennis (Ultimate Pellet) 63-14-0; Mark Kearns (Stapeley Cudmore) 60-12-0. Sun. Suez and Brewsters Canals, 28. Carl Moon (Frenzee) 89-8-0, carp to 6 lb plus skimmers, poled pellet, Suez 34; Ryan Park (Bag ‘em Baits) 65-14-0; Trevor Hamlin (Richmonds) 64-0-0; Harry Rushton (Bag ‘em Baits) and Pete Holmes (Pickering’s of Burslem) both 61-10-0; Pete Goodwin (Maver Bag ‘em Baits) 59-10-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Sun. 50.

Andy Burrows (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 9-14-0, skimmer bream, maggot and 10mm boilie, groundbait feeder and method feeder, peg 79; Shaun Fletcher (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 8-11-0; Darren Taylor (Saints) 8-10-0; Gary Horgan (S.t Helens) 8-5-0; Mike Burkhill (Leigh, Tackle & Bait) 7-2-0; Gareth Lambert (Swinton) 6-9-0.

Wigan & District AA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Lancashire.  Wed. Adlington Marina. 24. Norman Watson (Hindley MG) 5-0-12, roach to 8oz, punch bread, 9m pole, pegged on duck boards; Gary Marchant (Lancs Rod & Reel) 4-6-4; Ken Sharples (Wigan MG) 4-3-12; Sean Wharton (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 3-6-8. Sat. Ring o’ Bells. 24. Dave Trafford (Ted Carter’s Preston) 4-3-8, 3lb of roach and small eels, punch bread and worm, 9 and 14m pole, peg 613; Dave McGuinn (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 3-8-4; Danny Martin (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 2-14-8; Graham Mortimer (Sensas NW) 2-7-8.

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