*Partridge Lakes Winter League, Covey Canal, Cheshire. 52. Stuart Taylor (Tackle Saver) 38-14-0, small carp and ide, pole, maggot, peg 65; Pete Humphries (Ashton Angling Supplies) 37-8-0; James De Clouet (Marukyu Baits) 36-15-0; Andy May (Ultima) 36-10-0; Jamie Hughes (Maver Midlands) 20-8-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 19-3-0. Teams: Drennan NW Gold 9; Drennan NW Black 19; Daiwa Fox 23; Maver Pickering’s 24.

*Shropshire Canals Winter League, Shropshire Union Canal, Goldstone to Soudley, Shropshire. Sun. 63. Chris Harvey (Trabucco Midlands Van den Eynde) 7-14-13, all roach to 10 oz, poled punched bread, peg E12; Mark Roberson (SBS Spa MG) 6-15-9; Steve Mitchell (Ted Carter Southport) 6-3-6; Chris Gorrell (Ted Carter, Southport) 4-14-10; Luke Boden (Warrington) 4-7-12; Gary Lunt (Trabucco Midlands Van den Eynde) 3-6-5. Teams: Trabucco Midlands Van den Eynde 54; SBS Spa MG 45; Ted Carter, Southport 43; Maver Tipton Van den Eynde 36; Dudley Bait and Tackle 35; Hodnet MG 32. League: Ted Carter, Southport 217; Dudley Bait and Tackle 214; Trabucco Midlands Van den Eynde and Maver Tipton Van den Eynde both 207; Eclipse Green 202; Eclipse Blue 189.

*Wigan & District Winter League, Leeds-Liverpool Canal at Adlington. Lancashire. Sun. 140. Steve Walton (Maver NW) 4-6-5, roach, punch bread, pole, pegged at Grey Heights; Gary Billinge (Sensas NW) 3-12-8; Phil Walter (Liverpool AS) 3-11-5; Shaun Paddon (Tri-Cast Highfield) 3-8-14; Roger Priestley (Maver NW) 3-2-8; Mike Booth (Tri-Cast Highfield) 3-1-14. Teams: Tri-Cast Rochdale and Sensas NW 45; Maver NW 50; Sam’s Tackle & Bait 52. League 5/6: Sam’s Tackle & Bait 15; Sensas NW 17; Tri-Cast Rochdale 21; Maver NW 22; Liverpool AS and Ted Carter’s Preston 25.


Bannister House, Match Lake, Merseyside. Sun. 16. Phil Halton (Ted Carter’s Preston) 11-6-0, three carp and a bream, soft pellet, pole, peg 21; Paul Bottomley (Coppull Angling Centre) 4-2-0; Terry Clark (Ted Carter’s Preston) 2-6-0; Paul Casson (Lostock Tackle Box) 2-0-0.

Blundell’s, East Lodge, Cheshire. Wed. 27. Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 53-7-0, carp to 3 lb, red maggot, pole, peg 10; Barry Bush (North West Worms) 39-14-0; Andy Musgrove (Edgley Sports) 25-6-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 24-10-0. Sat. East Lodge. 36. Lee Clancy (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 28-10-0, carp to 3 lb, maggot, pole, peg 1; Steve Carrier (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 23-14-0;  Andy Gough (Bailey’s Tackle) 22-5-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) and Chris Ruscoe (Rod n’ Reel) 20-12-0. Sun. East Lodge. 36. Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 11-6-0, carp 2 lb, maggot, pole, peg 14; Paul Burton (Hilton Hotels) 10-5-0; Steve Carrier (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 7-2-0; Dave Bruckshaw (TRAC) 6-0-0.

Brookside. Snake Pit. Cheshire. Thu. 16. Alan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 24-10-0, small carp, soft pellet, pole, peg 22; Dave Pollitt (Hirst Tackle) 18-4-0; Dave Williams (Garbolino Elton) 17-4-0; Derek Bibby (Warrington AA) 15-0-0. Sat. 27. Alan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 27-14-0, carp and F1s, soft pellet, pole, peg 22; Wayne Kearney (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 14-10-0; Howard Kelly (Gilder’s Tackle) 12-14-0; Dean Edwards (Heywood) 11-4-0. Sun. 31. Dave Williams (Garbolino Elton) 40-4-0, small carp, soft pellet, pole, peg 2; Dave Irvine (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 27-0-0; Alan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 24-0-0; Neil Rogerson (Fox Match Bait tech) 23-0-0.

Highfield Fisheries. Lancashire. Wed OAPs. Oak Lake. 16. Terry Clark (Ted Carter’s Preston) 57-10-0, carp to 8 lb, sweetcorn, pole, peg 41; Ken Anderton (Highfield Fishery) 13-2-0; George Wilson, Turnover Tackle, Lancashire, 7-9-0. Fri. OAPs. Beech Lake. 16. Terry Clark (Ted Carter’s Preston) 19-12-0, three carp, sweetcorn, pole, peg 16; Bill Lewis (Blackpool & Layton) 3-12-0; Frank Rutledge (St Anthony’s) 1-14-0.

Lingmere, Cheshire. Thu. Ling Mere. 16. Steve Openshaw (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 115-0-0, F1s and carp 5lb, soft pellet, pole, peg 48; Neil McGrath (Birkenhead) 35-9-0; Andy Kirk (Bidston) 26-8-0; Dave Randles (Moreton) 20-14-0. Sat. Match Lake. 18. Phil Ashdown (Fisherman’s Way) 11-10-0, carp and skimmers, soft pellet, 14mt pole, peg 21; Andy Kirk (Bidston) 8-8-0; Anthony Moran (Vine Baits)  8-2-0; Tony Moran (Vine Baits) 6-3-0.

Meadow View, Linnet Pool, Cheshire. Tue OAPs. 31. Reg White (Bob’s Tackle) 34-12-0, roach and small carp, soft pellet, pole, peg 8; George Osborne (Penketh) 27-0-0; Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 26-8-0; Jim Colecliffe (Edgley Sports) 20-8-0. Wed. 16. Paul Ledgerton (Widnes) 90-8-0, carp, corn, pole, peg 10; Phil Royds (Platt Bridge) 44-2-0; Cyril Cowley (Middlewich) 32-14-0; Dave Horan (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 26-0-0. Thu. OAPs. 16. Bill Fairclough (Widnes & District) 85-8-0, carp, corn and pellet, pole, peg 18; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 43-8-0; George Osborne (Penketh) 37-6-0; Ray Hignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 15-0-0.

Mill House, Mistral Lake, Merseyside. Wed. 17. Andy Wilson (Mersey Dockers) 58-8-0, carp, soft pellet, pole, peg 3; Mick Woolvine (Ted Carter’s Southport) 46-14-0; Ritchie Wilson (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 45-0-0; Martin Kay (Elton Tackle) 30-2-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA. Over 60s. Sankey-St Helens Canal Upper Pound.  Merseyside. Thu. 30. Eddie Cook (Warrington) 2-11-8-, roach, maggot, pole, peg 10; Jim Byrne (Shaw’s Tackle) 2-6-0; John Ruddick (Leigh) 0-13-8.

Northwich DAA, River Weaver at Hartford boats, Cheshire. Sat. 19. Frank Slater (Vale Royal Angling) 8-8-0, skimmer bream, red maggot, crumb feeder, peg 35; Mal Liptrot (Bolton) 8-4-0; Dave James (Bolton Angling Centre) 5-10-0; Martin Lenihan (Bailey’s Tackle) 3-13-0.

Partridge Lakes. Covey Canal. Cheshire. Tue. 40. Gary Whalley (Bait Tech) ide and small carp, maggot, pole, peg 74; Andy Bennett (Fox Match) 37-3-0; Dave Machin (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 34-3-0; Simon Beswick (North West Worms) 33-3-0. Wed. 22. Bob Slater (Speke Old Boys) 16-11-0, common, mirrors and F1s, maggot, pole, peg 27; Richard Rawsthorne (Partridge Team NW) 14-2-0; Steve Kelly (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 12—6-0; Jeff England (Partridge) 10-9-0. Thu. 30. Keith Owen (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 30-3-0, ide and small carp, sweetcorn, pole, peg 72; Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 28-12-0; Tolga Istek (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 23-9-0; Keith Dixon Jnr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 21-15-0. Sun. 30. Pete Humphries (Ashton Angling Supplies) 13-6-0, small carp and ide, maggot, pole, peg 6; Steve Knowles (Trafford Angling) 13-3-0; Franek Staniuszko (Garbolino Elton) 8-2-0; Chris Knowles (Trafford Angling) 7-10-0.

St Helens AA. Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Sun. 25. Dave Rigby (St Helens) 10-4-0, roach, maggot and caster, pole, peg 146; Derek Bennett (Saints) 9-7-0; Dave James (Bolton Angling Centre) 8-3-0; Sean Fletcher (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 6-3-0.

Stapeley Cudmore Winter League, Whitmore, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire. Sat. Arena, Milo, Brewster’s and Pool One, 32. Mark Kearns (Stapeley All In) 18-2-0, carp to 2 lb plus silver fish, poled maggot; Ian Morrison (Ted Carter Southport Black) 13-8-0; Sean Hill (Stapeley All In) 12-0-0; Francis O’Reilly (Ray’s Tackle) 10-4-0; Paul Williamson (Skins) and Jake Robinson (Maver Pickering’s) both 9-6-0. Teams: Stapeley All In and Maver Pickering’s both 12; Ted Carter Southport Green 16. League: Stapeley All In 31; Maver Pickering’s 45; Ted Carter Southport Green 51; Ted Carter Southport Black 57. Sun. Brewster’s Canal, 15. Steve Boyd (Prescott Angling Centre) 12-0-0, six carp and silver fish, poled meat, peg 6; John Glover jr (Stapeley Cudmore) 4-10-0; Francis O’Reilly (Ray’s Tackle) 3-8-0; Alan Manson (Ray’s Tackle) 2-2-0.

Stoke City DAS, Shropshire Union Canal, Saddle Bridge, Woodseaves, Staffordshire. Sat. 9. Bob Edgerton (Four Ashes AC) 2-10-3, roach and gudgeon, poled bread punch and squatt, peg 39; Eric Gardner (Team Eclipse) 2-0-1; Dave Richards (Four Ashes AC) 1-1-14; Ray Edge (Birkenhead) 0-11-9; Tony Keeling (Angler’s Mail/Team Eclipse) 0-11-6; Keith Hulland (Team Eclipse) 0-11-3.

Wigan DAA. Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Lancashire. Wed. Parbold. 37. Kevin Stothers (Hindley MG) 3-6-0, skimmer and small roach, punch bread and caster, pole, peg 368; Tex Stothers (Hindley MG) 1-0-12; Colin Savage (Bolton) 2-5-4; Mark Adams (Wigan) 2-2-8. Sat. Martland Mill. 17. Dave Massey (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 1-11-0, roach, punch bread, 9mt pole, peg 96; John Hall (Bolton) 1-0-12; Paul Robinson (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 0-12-4; Ricky Yates (Ted Carter’s Preston) and Brian Boyne (Bolton) 0-11-4.

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