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* Bannister House, Match Canal. Merseyside. Sun, 41. Lee Murphy (Ted Carter Southport) 112-0-0, carp to 8lb & skimmers, maggot over groundbait, 14.5m, peg 54; Steve Burgess (Garbolino Elton) 98-4-0; Mark Halliwell (Ted Carter Southport) 92-4-0; Phil Cookson (Elton Tackle) 79-12-0; Phil Alton (Ted Carter Preston) 60-12-0; Tommy Pye (Preston) 58-0-0.

* Blundell’s, Rixton, Cheshire. Sat, 37. Stuart Carroll (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 207-13-0, mirrors and F1s to 3 lb, pellet at 8m, peg 13 Trio; Lee Thornton (Middy/Bag’em) 167-6-0; Mitch Rawlinson (Fishing Republic) 148-15-0; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 132-15-0; Sam Slocket (Wayne’s Tackle) 130-13-0; Mike Hall (Rod n Reel) 99-13-0. Sun, 30. Lee Thornton (Middy/Bag’em) 213-10-0, mirrors & F1s to 3 lb, pellet shallow at 8m, peg 49 Trio; Pete Roys (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 143-15-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 117-11-0; Geoff Scott (Rochdale Angling Centre) 116-3-0; Stuart Carroll (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 111-14-0.

* Hall Lane, Bessie’s Lake, Parbold, Lancashire. Sun, 34. Wayne Kearney (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 113-8-0, carp to 2 lb 8 oz, pellet at 14m, peg 32; Dave Ryan (Ted Carter Preston) 100-0-0; Stuart Kennedy (Ted Carter Preston) 96-12-0; Gary Gunn (Ted Carter Preston) 83-6-0; Damian Brierley (Tri-Cast Highfield) 78-14-0.

* Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sat, 40, Canal , Bridge and Meadow Pools, 40. John Causer (Heronbrook) 169-2-0, carp to 8 lb and F1s, method feeder and corn, peg 42 Meadow; Lewis Breeze (Drennan North West) 165-10-0; Danny Hallam (Daro Design) 156-2-0; Jake Robinson (Maver/Bagem Baits) 142-10-0; Peter Plant (Maver/Bag’em Baits) 133-12-0; Jason Brown (Maver Midlands) 133-5-0. Sun, 48, Canal , Bridge, Meadow and Match pools. Steve Horton (Heronbrook) 153-6-0, 24 carp and 66 F1s, method feeder and corn, peg 38 Match; Alex Langton (Stapeley Angling Centre) 153-4-0; Jason Brown (Maver Midlands) 125-4-0; Jonathon Smith (Congleton Tackle) 119-6-0; Shaun Hill (Maver/Bag’em Baits) 112-4-0; Tony Shelley (Trentside Angling Centre) 108-12-0.

* Liverpool DAA Barry Davis Memorial, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 49. Ken Clarke (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 13-4-0, bream, skimmers and roach, pole, peg 331; Paul Forester (Liverpool) 9-0-0; Paul Charnock (Liverpool Dockers) 8-8-0; Liam Killinagh (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 8-8-0; Gareth Charnock (Liverpool AS) 6-11-0.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 41. Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 140-8-0, F1s, pellet shallow, 6m, peg55; Lee Harrison (Maver/Ultimate Barnsley) 119-11-0; Danny Sixsmith (DS Pole Repairs) 108-0-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 106-12-0; John Kenning (Goole) 86-12-0; Andy Jameson (Stalybridge) 81-7-0. Sun, 69. Lee Harrison (Maver/Ultimate Barnsley) 120-3-0, FG1s, commons and mirrors, 11m, caster & worm, Covey peg 25; John Leeds (Partridge Lakes) 95-6-0, peg 98; Simon Beswick (Maver) 95-2-0, peg 45; Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 88-14-0, peg128; Peter Humphreys (Partridge Lakes) 86-4-0, peg 78; Peter Tickle (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 86-2-0, peg 75.

* Rudyard Lake, Leek, Staffordshire. Sat. 33. Terry Kettle (Vale Royal Angling) 38-14-0, bream to 4 lb plus skimmers, tip fished worm; Jeff Tonge (bigboys.com) 36-2-0; John Priors (Farnworth Tackle & Bait) 30-10-0; Stuart Brown (Vale Royal Angling) 29-15-0; Frank Slater (Vale Royal Angling) 29-7-0.


 

Results of smaller matches and midweekers


Blundell’s, Rixton, Cheshire. Wed, 29. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 186-8-0, mirrors and F1s to 2 lb, pellet shallow at 10m, peg 43 Trio; Sam Slocket (Wayne’s Tackle) 184-13-0; Barry Bush  (Lingmere) 181-13-0; Keith Leatherbarrow (St. Helens Angling) 153-02-0; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 149-01-0. Thurs pm, 17. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 129-0-0, carp/F1s to 2 lb, 7m, pellet shallow, Trio 47; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech), 115-10-0; Neil Cartwright (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 110-10-0; Connor Barlow (Drennan NW) 105-7-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Thurs, 18, OAPs. Jim Holmes 48-6-0, peg10; Graham Broughton 35-6-0; Alan Provost 32-2-0. Thurs, 18. Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 198-6-0, F1s and carp to 4 lb, bread flake, 12m, Snake peg 19; Ian Ridgeway (Chershire) 135-10-0; John Shellam (Stalybridge) 99-4-0; Ray Thompson (Vale Royal) 58-14-0. Sat, 20. Stuart Conroy (Kamasan) 149-14-0, pellet, 11m, Snake peg 40; Dave Williams (Fisherman’s Way) 119-8-0; Dean Edwards (Fisherman’s Way) 108-0-0; Chris Ruscoe (Rod n Reel) 67-10-0. Sun, 25, Snake & Meadow. Dean Edwards (Fisherman’s Way) 100-8-0, carp, F1s and silvers, pellet at 5m, peg 33; James Garside (Ringers/Hydro) 87-6-0; David Williams (Garbolino Elton) 72-8-0; Ste Carrier (Widnes AC) 68-12-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Staffs. Wed, 15, Arena Pool. Mel Kearns (Cudmore Gold) 121-4-0, carp to 8 lb plus a few barbel, pellet and meat, peg 25; Simon Jones (Trentham Lakes) 95-8-0; Shaun Hill (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 95-0-0; Keith Stevenson (Trentham Lakes) 87-10-0. Sat, 24, Suez Canal and Pool One. Paul Williamson (Cudmore Fisheries Gold) 229-8-0, carp to 8 lb plus a few ide, poled corn, Pool One peg 18; Mark Kearns (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 193-14-0; Paul Carnwell (Garbolino/Bait-Tech) 185-0-0; Carl Lane (Prescott Angling Supplies) 170-6-0; Damien Bracken (Mosella Garbolino) 162-2-0; Adam Barnes (Oaks Tackle) 154-6-0

Hanchurch Fisheries, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs. Wed, 10, Veterans, Model Canal. Bert Bunker (Riverbanks) 53-5-0, carp, poled paste and pellet, peg 42; D. Farr (Hanchurch Fisheries) 53-1-0; D. Parry (WKD) 50-15-0. Sun, 20, Northwood Garden Centre Aggregate, Model Canal. Vinnie Smith (Tri-Cast Highfield) 121-5-0, carp and silvers, poled worm, caster and pellet, peg 7; John Rowley (J & A Windows) 93-1-0; Steve Michaels (Tri-Cast Highfield) 93-0-0; Ian Garside (Hanchurch Fisheries) 87-15-0.

High Heyes, Lancashire. Sat, 26, Lake 3. Mark Ellement (Ted Carter Preston) 65-0-0, carp, 16m pole & sweetcorn, peg 29; John Brooks (St. Anthony’s) 65-12-0; Paul Cassen (Ted Carter Preston) 53-12-0; Martin Liptrot (Saints) 52-4-0.

Lingmere, Match Lake, Cheshire. Wed, 19, OAPs. Dave Randles (Moreton) 74-5-0, carp, 6m, peg 20; Mark Greasley (Connahs Quay) 64-10-0; Ian Hughes (Lingmere) 60-6-0; Keith Fishwick 57-8-0. Sat, 22. Jamie Hughes (Maver/Bag’em) 113-0-0, Method, maggot, peg 5; Andy Hartley 95-8-0; Andy Kirk 73-10-0; Alan Dewhurst (Lingmere) 72-10-0.

Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Tues, 16, OAPs. Pete Robinson (Altrincham) 56-0-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet & corn; Roy Davis (Salemore) 56-0-0; Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 47-0-0; Jeff Wilson (Meadow View) 43-0-0. Thurs, 16, OAPs, Thrush Pool. Rodger Peet (Oldham Owls) 60-0-0, carp to 6 lb, 4m pole, corn, peg 11; Ken Jeffries (Edgeley Sport) 57-0-0; Ray Ignett (Jim Shaw) 53-4-0; Jeff Wilson (Meadow View) 50-8-0. Sun, 21, Lark Pool. 21. Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 95-12-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet and corn shallow, 14m, peg 8; Barry Davis (Deeside) 94-4-0; Ricky Salmon (Meadow View) 87-8-0; Dave Hancock (Meadow View) 66-8-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Wed, 17. Ben Lloyd (Willaston) 77- 10-0, carp to 6 lb and bream to 4 lb, 10m, paste over hemp, peg 52; Toby Gill (Mescar Scoopers) 74-4-0; Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle) 73-14-0; Alan Miller (Liverpool Dockers) 69-6-0. Sat, 17. Peter Gradwell (Liverpool AS) 74-8-0, carp to 10 lb, 12m pole, pellet over hemp; Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle) 69-2-0; Colin Craven (Bob’s Tackle) 59-0-0; Matty Higgins (Maghull) 56-0-0. Sun, 18, Minstrel. Andrew Molyneux (Mescar) 86-2-0, 8m, worm, peg 56; Mick Woolvine (Ted Carter Southport) 77-4-0; Paul McCarthy (Ted Carter Southport) 76-6-0; Jerry McMahon (Southport) 65-2-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Sankey Canal, Upper Pound, Merseyside. Thurs, 20. Over-60s. Raymond Shorrocks (Farnworth) 4-4-8, carp, skimmers & roach, poled maggot, peg 34; Brian Wrench (Farnworth) 3-12-0; Harry Newton (Warrington) 2-2-8. Fri, 20, White Door Dam. Paul Hill  (Widnes) 8 Kg 620 gr, carp, skimmers and roach, tip and worm, peg 1; Tim Griffiths, (Ashton-in-Makerfield) 8.340; Christian Bryan (Golborne) 4.930. Sun, 26, Yew Tree Reservoir. Eddie Marcroft (Golborne Tackle & Bait) 27-11-8, carp, skimmers and roach, poled pellet, peg 16; Kev Hollis (Newton-le-Willows) 22-0-0; Lee Churton (Newton-le-Willows) 19-7-8; Eddie McLorie (Newton-le-Willows) 15-13-0.

 

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Old Hough Fishery, Warmingham, Cheshire. Tues, 16, Upper Benbo Pool. John Pearson (Gilders Tackle) 68-15-0, carp, poled pellet; Dave Booth (Congleton AS) 57-6-0; Dave Holman (Wyche Anglers) 56-1-0; Paul Wright (Old Hough Fishery) 52-7-0. Thurs, 12, Prospect and Lucky Dip. Jason Rogers (Old Hough) 50-11-0, carp, poled pellet; Pete Clements (Barlow’s Tackle) 44-14-0; Paul Wright (Old Hough) 37-5-0; Pete Sheckleston (Cheshire MG) 34-12-0. Sat, 22, Boulders and Goose. Mal Dawes (Old Hough) 57-2-0, carp, poled pellet; Michael Smith (Old Hough) 45-9-0; Jason Rogers (Old Hough) 44-10-0; Pete Clements (Barlow’s Tackle) 39-10-0; Ken Potts (Old Hough) 39-6-0; Simon Holmes (Old Hough) 37-1-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 27, OAPS, Ribbon & Marsh. Eddie Battersby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 93-8-0, Ribbon peg 8; Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 84-13-0; John Wilson (Partridge) 69-0-0; Vinnie Smith (Tri-Cast Highfield) 67-2-0. Tues, 31, Covey Canal.  Chris Weeder (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 145-0-0, F1s and mirror carp, 6m pole, pellet, peg 56; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru) 141-11-0, peg 25; Ian Burley (NW Baits) 141-0-4; Dave Simpson (Homeguard) 132-5-0. Wed, 69, OAPs, Covey. Vinnie Smith (Tri-Cast Highfield) 111-11-0, 50 lb of ide, rest F1s, poled worm, peg 14; Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 106-13-0; Eddie Battersby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 96-3-0; Derek Holman (Tri-Cast Highfield) 83-4-0. Thurs, 30. Ian Burley (NW Baits) 189-14-0, F1s and ide, 6m pole, caster, peg 55; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 174-8-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 169-15-0; Mick Rogerson (Drennan NW) 1617-0.

Rudyard Lake, Leek, Staffordshire. Wed, 22. Dave Barnes (DVB Drybait Box/Ted Carter Preston) 71-14-0, bream and skimmers, tip fished worm, new venue record; Tim Moores (Sensas North West ) 46-10-0; G. Loader (Bolton) 40-6-0; Dave Hughes ( Bolton ) 33-7-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 19. Dave Allsop (St. Helens) 28-12-0, skimmers to 1.5lb, crumb feeder, red maggot, peg 102; Steve Leyland (Warrington) 25-10-0; Jeff Holland (St. Helens) 17-5-0; Gary Hogan (St. Helens) 14-3-0, peg 106. Sat, 16. Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 25-15-0, skimmer bream, crumb feeder and maggot, peg 48; Jeff Holland (St. Helens) 17-10-0; David Rigby (St. Helens) 13-7-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Addlington, Lancs. Wed, 22. Ken Sharples (Hindley MG) 4-9-8, hybrids and roach to 1 lb, hemp, 14m; Les Riding (Chorley Social) 4-7-0; Brian Mercer (Chorley Social) 3-15-0; Dave Benson (Hindley MG) 3-5-12. Sat, 24, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Red Rock. Lee Balshaw (Ted Carter Preston) 8-0-8, small skimmers and hybrids, squatt and pinkie, 13m, peg 179; Norman Watson (Hindley MG) 5-6-0; Derek Walker (Bolton) 5-5-8; Mark Parkinson (Mosella NW) 4-8-4.

 

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