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Crewe and District Local League, Shropshire Union Canal, Soudley, Shropshire. Sun. 84. Anthony Marsden (Sam’s Tackle, Wigan) 31-1-12, 11 chub to 5 lb 3 oz, plus 4 lb of small fish, poled chopped worm and squatt, Palethorpes section; Charlie Moran (Sensas North West) 18-4-12; Dave Holman (Wyche Anglers) 10-2-0; Paul Hughes (Saints) 9-10-0; Eric Gardner (Team Eclipse) 9-4-6; Paul Dobing (Browning Lifestyle Blue) 9-3-0. Teams: Sam’s Tackle, Wigan and Ted Carter Southport both 63; Browning Lifestyle Red 56; Maver Wolves 49; Maver Tipton Van den Eynde and Saints both 46. League: Sam’s Tackle, Wigan 244; Ted Carter Southport 232; Maver Wolves 217; Maver Tipton Van den Eynde 195; Saints 193; Browning Lifestyle Blue 185.

Partridge Lakes, Covey Canal, Cheshire. Sun. 66. Geoff Scott (Rochdale Angling) 109-10-0, carp to 6 lb, pole, pellet, paste, peg 100; Rob Pelling (Connect Tackle) 88-7-0; Craig Ebbrell (Maver Midland) 71-8-0; Dave Pimblott (Garbolino Elton) 7-8-0; Alan Rutherford (Maver Midlands) 66-3-0; Dave Williams (Rochdale Angling Centre) 65-13-0.


Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun. 25. Phil Alton (Ted Carter’s Southport) 153-6-0, carp to 8 lb, chub and skimmer bream, pole, soft pellet, peg 16; Mark Halliwell (JR Tackle Southport) 78-8-0; Neil Charnock (Bannister House) and Carl Fletcher (Chester Tackle Locker) 76-14-0.

Blundell’s, Cheshire. Wed. 29. Gary Whalley (Bait Tech) 162-15-0, carp to 2 lb, soft pellet, sloppy groundbait, peg 60; Kevin Lavelle (Maver) 136-15-0; Mark Hassell (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 134-2-0; Mike Billingham (Hazelgrove Angling Centre) 119-9-0. Sat. 37. Andy Grimes (Mosella) 122-2-0, carp to 2 lb, pole, soft pellet and groundbait, peg 13, won £200 bonus draw; John Kerwin (Fisherman’s Way Bury) 121-3-0; Lee Thornton (Bagem Baits) 114-13-0; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 102-14-0. Sun. 37. Andy Butler (Mosella) 92-7-0, carp to 2 lb, soft pellet, 6 m pole, peg 59 Trio; Kevin Lavelle (Maver) 90-6-0; Mark Harris (Preston Innovations) 82-5-0; Gary Whalley (Bait Tech) 77-4-0.

Bradshaw Hall, Lake Eight, Lancashire. Sun. 23. Ken Entwistle (Bolton) 31-8-0, chub and carp, pole, maggot and caster, peg 30; Paul Booth (Guilder’s Tackle) 17-0-0; Brett Longthorne (North West Worms) 16-8-0; Martin Taylor (Tri-Cast Highfield) 14-0-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Thu. 16. John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 134-14-0, carp and ide, pellet, bread and caster, 11mt pole, peg 19; Ray Thompson (Vale Royal Angling) 81-6-0; Jim Kelly (Kieron Rich) 79-6-0; Alan Dawson (Gilder’s Tackle) 58-10-0. Sat. 33. Dave Williams (Rochdale Angling) 71-2-0, carp to 4 lb, bread, pole, peg 30; Dean Edwards (Rochdale Anglers) 64-14-0; Alan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 53-0-0; Paul Jones (Bait-Tech) 50-0-0. Sun. Snake & Willow. 39. Mike Hall (Rod n’ Reel) 72-14-0, 40 lb of ide and carp to 2 lb, pole, caster and pellet, peg 23 Snake; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 69-8-0; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 62-8-0; Alan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 62-4-0.

Hampton Springs, Long Island, Cheshire. Sat.16. Chris Diamond (Eddie’s Bait) 99-10-0, tench, skimmer bream, carp to 12 lb, hair-rigged meat, corn and pellet, peg 49; Jamie Hughes (Maver Midlands) 94-12-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 50-4-0; Martin Wedley (Lionel’s Tackle) 39-6-0.

Hanchurch Veterans, Hanchurch Fishery, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Wed. 21. Mike Bennett (Hanchurch) 89-2-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 59; M. Taylor (Trentside Angling) 49-3-0; D. Pemberton (Hanchurch) 42-9-0.

High Heyes, Lakes Two & Three, Lancashire. Sat. 22. Curtis Greenwood, Mack’s Tackle, 60-0-0, barbel, maggot, 5 m pole, peg 12 Lake Two; Les Del Pinto (Complete Fisherman) 59-8-0; Paul Banks (Tri-Cast Highfield) 58-14-0; John Tomkinson (Bolton) 43-8-0.

Highfield, Beech Lake, Lancashire. Fri. OAPs. 25. Tony Shields (Noah’s Ark) 58-12-0, carp to 5 lb, meat, 10 m pole, peg 5; Ron Brown (Highfield) 45-2-0; Ken Anderton (Highfield Fishery) 38-6-0; Keith Judson (Ted Carter’s Preston) 34-2-0. Sat. Oak Lake. 18. Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 69-2-9, carp 10 lb, ide to 2 lb and roach, pole, caster, peg 34; Mick Robinson (Gerry’s of Morecambe) 67-7-0; Colin Webster (Fleetwood Reservoir) 50-14-0; Terry Clark (Ted Carter’s Preston) 50-4-0. Sun. Ash Lake. 18. Terry Clark (Ted Carter’s Preston) 84-12-0, carp to 9 lb, mussel, 17 m pole, peg 1; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 57-12-0; Dave Ryan (Ted Carter’s Southport) 47-4-0; Tom Pye (Ted Carter’s Preston) 46-4-0.

Lingmere, Match Lake, Wirral. Thu. 17. Andy Kirk (Bidston) 39-9-0, carp to 6 lb, soft pellet, 16 m pole to island, peg 20; Alan Dewhurst (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 36-6-0; Charlie Cooke (Chester) 35-10-0; Roy Leyfield (Liverpool) 24-8-0. Sat. 19. James Howson (Maver) 62-5-0, carp to 4lb, pellet, Method feeder, peg 25; Anthony Moran (Vine Baits) 45-4-0; Steve Balson (Moreton) 41-10-0; Paul Wright (Liverpool) 38-14-0.

Meadow View, Cheshire. Tue OAPs. Lark Pool. 16. Paul Ledgerton (Widnes) 34-8-0, carp to 5 lb, Method feeder, soft pellet, peg 8; Joe McNab (Cosjak) 17-4-0; Dave White (Edgley Sports) 14-0-0; Alan Provost (Trafford Angling) AND Roy Morgan (Gosjak) 12-8-0. Wed. 16. Barry Davies (Deeside Tackle) 52-4-0, carp to 5 lb, meat and pellet, 10 m pole, peg 10; Jim Kelly (Kieron Rich) 50-10-0; Cyril Cowley (Middlewich) 46-6-0; Andy Halliwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 44-12-0. Thu OAPs. Thrush Pool. 22. Paul Burgess (Bay Malton) carp to 6 lb, pellet and corn, pole, peg 4; Roy Morgan (Gosjak) 26-6-0; Paul Keenan (SOB) 18-12-0; Alan Provost (Trafford Angling) 16-8-0. Sun. Lark Pool. 22. Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 81-8-0, carp to 6 lb, worm, Method feeder and pole, peg 18; Barry Davies (Deeside Tackle) 41-8-0; Vic Trees (Ted Carter’s Preston) 32-8-0; Ricky Salmon (Meadow View) 28-0-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Wed. 21. Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 60-14-0, carp to 8 lb, shallow pellet, pole, peg 24; Ken Dooley (Liverpool AS) 53-8-0; John Raby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) and Peter Walsh (Anfield) 48-10-0. Sat. 20. Steve Parry (Fazakerley) 68-14-0, carp to 10 lb, pellet, 12 m pole, peg 30; Bob Reynolds (Mersey Dockers) 49-8-0; Ken Dooley (Liverpool AS) 46-12-0; Gerry O’Hara (Wavertree) 42-4-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Sankey Canal Upper Pound, Merseyside. Wed. 25. Mike Kadilac (Warrington) 16-14-0, bream, tench and carp, 10 m pole, worm, peg 52; Terry Speakman (Lowton) 5-14-0; Barry Holbrook (Warrington) 5-6-0. Thu Over 60s. Raymond Shorrocks (Farnworth) 18-15-0, bream, tench and small carp, worm, 12mt pole, peg 76; Bill Blackley (Bolton) AND Mike Collins (Newton-le-Willows) 9-10-0; Eddie Cook (Warrington) 8-11-0.

Northwich AA, River Weaver at Hartford Arches, Cheshire. Sat. 21. Reg Evans (Vale Royal Angling) 18-12-0, bream and skimmers, maggot and worm, groundbait feeder, peg 417; Rod Fraser (Vale Royal Angling) 16-13-0; Stuart Brown (Vale Royal Angling) 10-11-0; Dave Williams (Garbolino Elton) 7-10-0.

Northwood Garden Centre Aggregate, Hanchurch Fisheries, Model Canal, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Sun. 21. Neil Dimmick (Trentside Angling) 145-2-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 30; Chris Parker (Pickering’s of Burslem) 129-7-0; M. Taylor (Trentside Angling) 94-0-0; Steve Weston (Trentside Angling) 76-14-0; Danny Lowndes (Hanchurch Silver) 62-0-0; Pete Green (Simon – Hartley) 57-12-0.

Partridge Lakes, Cheshire. Mon. OAPs. Spey Canal. 22. Alan Mahon(Oldham Owls) 46-8-0, carp to 4 lb and skimmer bream, caster and pellet, 10 m pole, peg 19; Graham Broughton (Bait Tech) 40-3-0; John Sharp (Halton JAA) 35-5-0; Philips Oaks (Garswood Hall) 31-5-0. Thu. Covey Canal. 21. Chris Weeder Jnr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 152-3-0, common and mirror carp, shallow caster, 8mt pole, peg 21; Ian Burley (Lloyd Baits) 148-0-0; Kevin Clarke (Leigh, Tackle & Bait) 121-5-0; Gary Whalley (Bait Tech) 87-7-0. Sat. Covey canal. 44. Chris Oliver (Rochdale Angling Centre) 102-5-0, F1s and small common carp, pellet in the margin and caster, pole, peg 67; Craig Ebbrell (Maver Midland) 77-7-0; Anthony Outlaw (Partridge) 76-2-0; Ron Buckley (Fisherman’s Way) and Pete Humphries (Ashton Angling Supplies) 65-13-0.

Rosemary Wood, Moss Lake, Lancashire. Sun. 26. Ken Dooley (Liverpool AS) 62-6-0, carp to 6 lb, 8 mm pellet, splash waggler and Method feeder, peg 31; Shaun Walker (Ted Carter’s Preston) 56-6-0; Steve Parry (Fazakerley) 52-10-0; Phil Dewhurst (Ted Carter’s Preston) 51-14-0.

Rudyard Lake, Leek, Staffordshire, Sat. 15. Dave Barnes (Bolton Angling Centre) 31-2-0, bream to 4 lb, tip fished red maggot, peg 109; Chris Barber (Leek Pet and Tackle) 21-9-0; Mick Hargreaves (Bolton Angling Centre) 21-4-0; Pete Clements (Protak Barlows) 13-1-0.

St Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Sat. 19. Dave Alsop (St Helens) 10-4-0, skimmer bream, red maggot, crumb feeder, peg 56; Paul Clibburn (Wigan) 9-8-0; Daren Garwood (Wigan) 9-4-0; Steve Leyland (Warrington) 8-0-0. Mon. 16. Gedd Rigby (St Helens) 13-15-0, skimmer bream and roach, red maggot, crumb feeder, peg 75; Denis Knight (Wigan) 12-7-0; Dave Alsop (St Helens) 8-9-0; Steve Thelwell (St Helens) 6-15-0.

Stapeley Cudmore, Whitmore, Newcatle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. Sun. Pool 5. 26. Anthony King (Protak Barlows) 78-0-0, carp to 3 lb, some tench and skimmers, pole and chopped worm and caster, peg 3; Anthony Furnival (Stapeley Cudmore) 56-8-0; Andy Moors (Maver Pickerings) 46-8-0; Danny Dubiel (Stapeley Cudmore) 43-12-0; Shaun Hill (Stapeley Cudmore) 43-8-0; John Linsey (Stapeley Cudmore) 43-8-0.

Stoke City DAS, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Aqueduct, Norbury, Stafford. Sat. 31. Bernie Leatherbarrow (Frank’s) 6-6-0, one chub, a decent perch and roach, poled chopped worm and caster, peg 103; Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 4-15-10; Dean Williams (Team Eclipse) 4-13-4; Bruce Birch (Four Ashes AC) 4-7-0; Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 4-5-10; Simon Preece  (Browning Lifestyle 4-4-4.