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Blundell’s, nr Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 19, rover. Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 192-8-0, F1s, carp and ide, pellet and maggot shallow down edge, peg 13 Trio; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 161-3-0; Cliff Noble (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 156-5-0. Thurs, 19, rover. Kerry Kirkwood (Black Swan) 94-0-0, carp to 9 lb, meat, 4m, peg 69 Pine; John Fairhurst (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 86-10-0; Mike Rogerson (Preston Innovations) 71-13-0; Dave Howard (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 66-1-0. Sat, 35, rover. Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru) 130-9-0, carp and F1s to 3 lb plus 50 lb of ide, maggot shallow, 6m, peg 41 Trio; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 123-14-0; Mitch Rawlinson (Fishing Republic) 117-7-0; Cliff Noble (Stalybridge Angling) 116-14-0; Steve Shorrock (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 116-3-0; Kevin Lavelle (Saints) 109-11-0. Sun, 28, West and Trio. Barry Bush (Lingmere) 147-3-0, F1s to 3 lb and ide, maggot shallow, 4m and edge, peg 59 Trio; Steve Shorrock (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 119-10-0; Geoff Scott (Rochdale Angling) 113-4-0; Pete Roys (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 112-0-0; Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sports) 109-13-0.

Firswood Road, Latham, Lancs. Tues, 20. Paul Mossman (Firswood) 131-15-0, F1s and ide, maggot shallow, 10m, peg 23; Malcolm Dixon (St. Helens) 117-9-0; Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens) 115-5-0; Alan Bruce (Rays Tackle) 106-0-0. Wed, 20. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 215-8-0, F1s, ide and carp, maggot shallow, 6m, peg 3, new match record; Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru) 168-1-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 139-0-0; Mike Rogerson (Preston Innovations) 135-6-0.

Dave Coster reveals his best-ever Go Fishing cartoons, with insight into how they happened, in this week's Angler's Mail magazine... as we celebrate 50 years of the title!

Dave Coster reveals his best-ever Go Fishing cartoons, with insight into how they happened, in this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine… as we celebrate 50 years of the title!

Hall Lane, Parbold, Lancs. Sun, 36, Bess’s Lake. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 148-0-0, carp to 2 lb 8 oz, white maggot, 15m, peg 43; Phil Alton (Ted Carter Preston) 119-2-0; Lee Riley (Garbolino Elton) 113-6-0; John McFarland (Rochdale Angling) 105-8-0; Graham Carter (Ted Carter Preston) 102-4-0.

Hampton Springs, Malpas, Cheshire. Tues, over-50s, 29. Chris Diamond (Eddies Bait Supplies) 95-10-0, carp to 6 lb, skimmers and roach, maggot and corn, method feeder, peg 23 Rock Pool; Ray Rigby (Ted Carter Southport) 57-4-0; Peter Hodge (Chester Post Office) 55-3-0; Les Picken (Holywell Anglers) 51-5-0.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. Wed, 20, Over-60s, Model Canal. Phil Hancock (Hanchurch) 46-13-0, carp and barbel, pellet, peg 17; J. Brayford (Hanchurch) 45-13-0; K. Nicholls (Hanchurch) 45-0-0. Sat, 24, Model Canal. John Rowley (Hanchurch) 75-4-0, barbel, meat, peg 55; Steve Crompton (Hanchurch) 65-13-0; Steve Michaels (Tri-Cast Made in England) 64-12-0.

Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sat, 36, Canal, Bridge and Meadow pools. Daz Johnson (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 208-6-0, 120 F1s plus two carp, pellet shallow at 12m, Bridge peg 12, new pool record; Harry Mottram (Stoke) 194-6-0; Andy Moors (Maver Pickerings) 152-0-0; Damien Bracken (Mosella Garbolino) 149-1-0; Stuart Conroy (Drennan NW) 129-4-0. Sun, 38, Meadow and Match. Mark Kearns (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 232-10-0, carp to 10 lb, meat and corn, Meadow peg 38; Graham Bowers (Heronbrook) 200-2-0; Dave White (Maver Midlands) 152-8-0; Mark Lloyd (Telford) 129-3-0; Mel Jenkins (Wrexham) 123-10-0.



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High Heyes Farm, Eccleston, Lancs. Sun, 20, Lake 3. Richard Yates (Ted Carter Preston) 65-4-0, ide and barbel, maggot, 12m, peg 14; Danny Maguire (Mosella) 58-5-0; Dave Bolton (Coppull Anglers) 55-0-0; Adie Twist (Izaaks MG) 52-4-0.

Maver Mega Match This Qualifier, Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Staffs. Sat, 73, Arena, Milo, Suez and Panama pools. Simon Skelton (Maver) 115-10-0, carp to 8 lb, tench and skimmers, pellet shallow at 14m, Arena peg 17; Jon Arthur (Drennan) 114-10-0; Jez Goldthorpe (Matrix Stapeley Bag’em) 113-2-0; Steve Knowles (Ted Carter Southport) 98-14-0; Peter Richmond (Ted Carter Southport) 93-12-0; Mark Kearns (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 85-10-0.

Meadow View. Lark Pool. Cheshire. Tues, 23, OAPs. Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 72-0-0, carp to 6 lb and roach, pellet and corn, 6m, peg 6; Mike Bell (Lionel’s) 34-4-0; Steve Leaf (Meadow View) 32-8-0; Dave Hancocks (Bailey’s Tackle and Guns) 32-0-0. Thurs, 18, Linnet Pool. Dave White (Hazel Grove) 44-0-0, carp and perch, corn and pellet, 6m, peg 20; Jeff Wilson (Meadow View) 30-4-0; Roger Peet (Oldham Owls) 25-8-0; Peter Dignan (Meadow View) 24-0-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Wed, 21. Steve Gallagher (Ted Carter Southport) 111-12-0, carp to 10 lb, corn, pole margins, peg 61; Andrew Molyneux (LAS) 78-8-0; Dave Phillips (Ted Carter Southport) 62-0-0; Frank Holding (Ted Carter Southport) 52-8-0. Sat, 16. Dave Phillips (Ted Carter Southport) 75-0-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet shallow at 14m, peg 52; Gareth Charnock (LAS) 52-14-0; Frank Holding (Ted Carter Southport) 49-10-0. Sun, 19, Mistral Lake. Gareth Charnock (LAS) 72-8-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet at 14m, peg 3; Andy Molyneux (LAS) 66-14-0; Jeff Stirratt (Ted Carter Southport) 65-6-0.

Old Hough Fishery, Warmingham, Cheshire. Tues, 14, Prospect and Lucky Dip pools. Ian Mason (Old Hough) 42-4-0, carp, pellet; Pete Johnson (Old Hough) 41-1-0; Brian Morris (Old Hough) 37-1-0. Thurs, 9, Boulders. Dave Machin (Old Hough) 54-7-0, carp, pellet; Ken Power (Old Hough) 48-0-0. Sat, 23, Upper and Lower Benbo. Lewis Breeze (Drennan NW) 70-9-0, carp, pellet; Mal Dawes (Old Hough) 59-10-0; Jamie Davies (Old Hough) 52-11-0; Steve Peplow (Old Hough) 48-14-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 30, OAPs, Spey Marsh and Ribbon lakes. Graham Broughton (Bait-Tech) 67-11-0, F1s and mirrors, pellet, 12m, peg 5 Marsh; Derek Bibby (Cheshire Angling) 65-8-0; John Sharp (Partridge) 63-0-0; Phil Oaks (Garswood Hall) 49-13-0. Tues, 18, Covey. Aide Twist (Izaaks MG) 117-7-0, F1s and ide, maggot shallow, 6m, peg 17; Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 98-10-0; Paul Boardman (Farnworth Tackle and Bait) 95-8-0. Wed, 63, OAPs, Covey. Ron Smith (Bolton AC) 80-0-0, F1s and mirrors, pellet, 11m, peg 138; Mick King (Tackle Savers) 77-10-0; Gordon Bethal (Speke Old Boys) 72-3-0; Martin Kershaw (Dave’s Wigan) 71-11-0; Tommy Aspinall (Atherton Tackle) 70-14-0; Keith Blakeley (Partridge) 70-0-0. Thurs, 20, Covey. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 155-11-0, F1s, mirrors and ide, maggot shallow, 6m, peg 10; Lee Pilley (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 120-6-0; Andy Morissey (Ashton Angling) 109-4-0; Mike Rogerson (Preston Innovations) 108-4-0. Sat, 52, Covey. Connor Barlow (Drennan NW) 128-9-0, maggot shallow at 6m, peg 117; Steven Ashworth (Maver NW) 119-9-0; Lee Harrison (Drennan Barnsley Blacks), 114-10-0; Chris Weeder Snr (St. Helens Tackle) 112-12-0; Paul Balmforth (Maver NW) 110-14-0; Micky Barlow (Mosella Garbolino) 106-14-0.Sun, 66, Covey. Paul Selvidge (Winton Partridge) 110-14-0, worm and pellet down edge, peg 73; Dave Jowett (Maver NW) 104-5-0; Tony Worrall (St. Helens Tackle) 103-15-0; John Jones (Garbolino Elton), 97-4-0; Andy Greaves (Garbolino Elton) 94-0-0; Connor Barlow (Drennan NW) 93-3-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 16. Steve May (St. Helens) 13-13-0, skimmers, red maggot, bread feeder, peg 106; Dave Allsop (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 11-9-0; Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 11-4-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Lancs. Wed, 20, Red Rocks. Mick Hargreaves (Bolton) 13-3-4, bream to 2 lb 8 oz, worm, caster and pellet, pegged on rushes; Tex Stothers (Gidlow Angling) 5-14-0; John Walker (Bolton) 4-9-0; Ken Sharples (Hindley MG) 3-12-0. Sat, 22, Parbold. Derek Fairhurst (Gidlow Angling) 5-9-0, two skimmers plus a tench, bread and caster, pegged on stick-ups; Dave Massey (Wigan MG) and Steve Wilson (Lancs MG) both 3-6-0; John Walker (Little Lever) 2-9-0. Sun, 32, Leyland Mill Lane. Alan Whalley (Sensas NW) 39-11-0, bream to 3 lb, punch and pellet at 11m, pegged in Senator Wide; Tony Prescott (Chorley Social) 23-3-0; Gordon Houlibecq (Bolton) 16-4-0; Colin Harper (Wigan) 12-14-0; Steve Walton (Matrix Halifax) 10-14-0.


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