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*Partridge Lakes, Cheshire. Sat. Covey Canal. 52. Ian Burley (Lloyd Baits) 78-11-0, 12 m pole and double maggot then 8 m for small carp and F1s, peg 80; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 73-14-0; Lee Harrison (Maver) 70-14-0; Steve Burgess (Garbolino Elton) 67-14-0; Pete Humphries (Ashton Angling Supplies) 64-0-0; Andy Bennett (Fox/Bag’em Baits) 61-5-0. Sun. 68 Simon Beswick (North West Worms) 87-13-0, common and mirror carp to 3 lb, 12 m pole and caster to cover of a bridge, peg 1 (£140); Des Greenhalgh (Partridge Lakes) 71-11-0; Rob Pelling (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 69-8-0; Ron Buckley (Fisherman’s Way) 69-0-0; Fred Wright (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 66-1-0; John Pilling (Elton Garbolino) 65-3-0.

*Stapeley Angling Centre Summer League, Final Round, Trent and Mersey Canal, Middlewich, Cheshire. Sun. 84. Darren Massey (Shakespeare) 9-7-0, two chub to chopped worm and caster and 3 lb 8 oz of squatt fish, peg 2 Tetton Wood; Neil Turner (Maver Wolves 7-4-0; Lewis Breeze (Drennan North West) 7-0-0; Dave Massey (Sam’s Tackle, Wigan) 6-14-0; Chris Gorrell (Ted Carter, Southport) 6-13-0; Ludwig van Woodhouse (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 6-9-8. Teams: Browning Lifestyle Red 60; Maver Wolves 57; Saints and Maver Tipton Van den Eynde both 55; Sam’s Tackle, Wigan 54; Browning Lifestyle Blue 51. Final league: Sam’s Tackle, Wigan 364; Ted Carter Southport 335; Maver Wolves 318; Maver Tipton Van den Eynde 306; Browning Lifestyle Red 295; Saints 293; Browning Lifestyle Blue 275; Hodnet MG 262; Frank’s 248; Team Eclipse 245; Wyche Anglers 223; Cheshire MG and Betley’s Monsters both 221; Sensas North West 187.


Bannister House, Merseyside. Sun. Match Canal. 38. Lee Redman (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 114-12-0, carp and chub, 15 m pole, soft pellet, peg 53; Frank Cooke (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 103-10-0; Mark Halliwell (JR Tackle Southport) 98-0-0; Paul Bottomley (Coppull Angling Centre) 86-10-0.

Blundell’s, Cheshire. Wed. Roving match. 24. Barry Bush (North West Worms) 142-12-0, carp to 2 lb, 7 m pole, soft pellet shallow, peg Trio 13; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 122-8-0; Steve Parry (Dynamite Baits) 95-2-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 93-2-0. Sat. 32. Chris Pickering (Eight Bells) 106-0-0, 30 lb of ide and carp to 12 lb, meat along the edge, 14m pole, peg 57 Ash; Andy Musgrove (Edgley Sports) 103-0-0; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 91-4-0; Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 81-7-0. Sun. 38. Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 74-9-0, ide and carp, caster shallow and meat, 6 and 9m pole, peg 43 Ash; Derek Wood (Hazelgrove Angling) 69-6-0; Andy Grimes (Mosella) 64-0-0; Simon Holmes (Hazelgrove) 61-14-0.

Brookside, Cheshire. Thu. Snake Pit. 21. Mark Plevin (Weston Tackle) 149-8-0 (new record), carp to 2 lb, 12m pole, soft pellet, peg 25; John Shallom (Stalybridge) 115-10-0; Dave Pollitt (Hirst Tackle) 73-14-0; Alan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 72-0-0. Sat. Meadow and Kingfisher. 31. Neil Rogerson (Fox Match Bait-Tech) 122-0-0, carp to 4 lb, 9m pole into corner, soft pellet, peg 11 Kingfisher; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 113-0-0; Dean Edwards (Rochdale Anglers) 82-14-0; Paul Jones (Bait-Tech) 8-14-0. Sun. Snake & Willow. 38. Paul Jones (Bait-Tech) 88-4-0, 25 lb of ide with carp to 6 lb, 11 m and 17 m pole, maggot and pellet, peg 15 Snake; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 83-0-0; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 77-2-0; Wayne Kearney (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 66-4-0.

Edgeley Sports Jon Farrer Memorial, Rudyard Lake, Leek, Staffordshire. Sat. 30. Shaun Bilsbury (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 25-14-0, bream to 4 lb, feeder and red maggot, peg 90; John Priors (Bolton Angling Centre) 22-0-0; Phil Murphy (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 12-10-0; Roy Oxley (Edgeley Sports) 11-7-0 (£90 raised for St. Anne’s Hospice, Stockport).

Fitzpatrick’s Gowna Festival, County Cavan, Ireland. 83. Mon.-Fri. John Turton (Bolton) 61-980 kg, roach and hybrids on groundbait feeder with worm and caster (€1,500); Neil Mallinson (Barnsley) 61-920; Nicky Seddon (Enniskillen) 56-44; Oggie Robinson (Northwich) 55-680; Kevin Rowles (Devizes) 55-380; Rory O’Neill (Monaghan) 51-870

Hanchurch Veterans, Hanchurch Fisheries, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Wed. Model Canal. 16. D. Pemberton (Hanchurch Fisheries) 76-4-0, carp, pole and pellet, peg 14; Mark Taylor (Trentside Angling Centre) 66-8-0; Graham Broughton (Manchester) 49-6-0.

High Heyes Farm. Lancashire. Sat. Lake Three. 20. Martin Liptrot (Saints) 76-10-0, ide, barbel and carp, 14 m pole nearside bank, worm and corn, peg 14; Paul Threlfall (Leyland & Farrington) 30-2-0; Andy Davies (Tri-Cast Highfield) 30-0-0; John Brogden (Ted Carter’s Southport) 27-0-0.

Highfield, Cheshire. Wed. OAPs, Oak Lake. 29. Terry Clark (Ted Carter’s Preston) 42-12-0, ide 2 lb and carp 6 lb, 11 m and 12 m pole, worm shallow, peg 8; Mark Brady (Fleetwood Res) 33-6-0; Keith Judson (Ted Carter’s Preston) 24-2-0; Ernie Pilkington (Ted Carter’s Preston) 23-11-0. Thu. Beech. 16. Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 70-8-0, carp to 6 lb, 8 m pole in margins, soft pellet, peg 7; Richard Crabtree (Gerry’s Morecambe) 59-7-0; John Rogers (Ted Carter’s Preston) 46-0-0; Graham Carter (Ted Carter’s Preston) 45-2-0. Sun. Ash Lake. 16. Bob Watson (Ted Carter’s Preston) 92-4-0; 2 M Dewhurst, St Anthony’s, Lancashire, 64-12-0; Jim Butcher (Blackpool) 62-4-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 61-6-0.

Lingmere, Cheshire. Thu. Match Lake. 18. Steve Openshaw (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 56-0-0, carp and barbel 5 lb, 3 m pole down the edge, maggot, peg 19; Dave Lynch (Tranmere) 44-8-0; Paul Rob (Moreton) 38-12-0; Barry Bush (North West Worms) 37-12-0. Sat. 19. Steve Balson (Moreton) 68-0-0, carp, barbel and bream, 13 m pole, red maggot, peg 30; Dave Lynch (Tranmere) 55-8-0; Andy Kirk (Bidston) 47-4-0; Jay Cloney (Liverpool) 41-14-0.

Meadow View, Cheshire. Tue. Lark Pool, OAPs. 17. Richard Rawsthorne (Oldham Owls) 82-10-0, carp to 6 lb, 6m pole, red maggot, peg 40; Ray Hignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 57-2-0; Peter Robinson (Altrincham) 55-10-0; Roger Peet (Oldham Owls) 45-4-0. Wed. 18. Dave Horan (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 99-8-0, carp to 8 lb, 12 m pole, soft pellet, peg 40; Ian Walsh (Meadow View) 59-8-0; Eddie Jones (Liverpool) 41-10-0; Barry Jackson (Edgley Sports) 40-8-0. Thu. OAPs, Thrush. 20. Paul Burgess (Bait-Tech) 42-0-0, carp to 3 lb, 8 m pole, pellet, peg 10; Jim Holmes (Woodhouse Park) 31-12-0; Bill Fairclough (Widnes & District) 27-4-0; Ray Hignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 21-8-0. Sun. Lark Pool. 22. Mike Williams (Ryder Brow) 70-2-0, carp 7 lb, 6 and 12 m pole, corn and pellet, peg 40; Keith Padmore (Ted Carter’s Preston) 53-14-0; Vic Trees 51-4-0; Ian Walsh (Warrington) 27-12-0.

Mill House, Merseyside. Wed. Mescar Lake. 20. John Raby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 63-12-0, carp to 10 lb, 6 m pole, pellet, peg 56; Ken Dooley (Liverpool AS) 60-6-0; Gerry O’Hara (Broadgreen) 55-2-0; Eddie Gilday (Mersey Dockers) 40-0-0. Sat. 17. Gerry O’Hara (Broadgreen) 59-0-0, carp to 8 lb, 8 m pole, soft pellet, peg 18; Colin Craven (Wavertree) 44-0-0; Paul Farquhar (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 36-0-0; Steve McGuffie (Wavertree) 34-4-0. Sun. 16. James De Clouet (Marukyu Baits) 83-10-0, carp to 3lb, 16 m pole, pellet, peg 30; Kevin Lavelle (Maver) 70-0-0; Anthony Moran (Vine Baits) 59-10-0; Frank O’Reilly (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 51-8-0; Gerry O’Hara (Broadgreen) 44-8-0.

Newton-Le-Willows AA, Sankey Canal Upper Pound, Merseyside. Thu. OAPs. 35. Jim Byrne (Warrington) 20-9-0, bream and skimmers, 12 m pole, caster, peg 43; Chris Grehan (Warrington) 12-9-0; Doug Thom (Widnes) 10-8-0; John Sharp (Halton JAA) 9-13-0.

Northwood Garden Centre Aggregate, Hanchurch Fishery, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent. Sun. Model Canal. 25. Neil Dimmick (Trentside Angling) 98-0-0, carp to poled pellet, peg 17; Steve Michaels (Tri-Cast) 66-0-0; Paul Gibson (Trentside Angling) and Chris Parker (Stapeley Cudmore) both 65-0-0; Ade Shepherd (Hanchurch Fishery) 62-8-0; Pete Green (Simon-Hartley) 53-0-0.

Partridge Lakes. Cheshire. Mon. OAPs, Spey & Marsh. 24. Graham Broughton (Bait-Tech) 58-8-0; Stuart Bryan (Partridge Lakes) 42-15-0; Alan McMahon (Oldham Owls) 31-9-0; Jim Provost (Warrington) 29-7-0. Wed. OAPs, Covey Canal. 47. Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 101-14-0, carp and ide, 8 m pole, caster and pellet, peg 59; Alan Menzies (Garbolino Elton) 73-7-0; Tom Aspinall (Atherton Tackle) 61-8-0; Paul Keenan (SOB) 59-14-0. Thu. 22. Simon Beswick (North West Worms) 181-14-0, F1s, mirror carp and ide, 7 m pole, caster and pellet up in water, peg 78; Andy Bennett (Fox/Bag’em Baits) 127-5-0; Kevin Clarke (Leigh, Tackle & Bait) 124-10-0; Chris Weeder Jnr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 112-4-0.

St Helens AA, Merseyside. Sat. Carr Mill Dam. 31. John Harris (Wigan) 34-15-0, skimmers and bream to 3 lb, crumb feeder, worm, peg 5; Derek Bennett (Preston Innovations) 29-5-0; Dave Alsop (St Helens) 22-4-0; Jim Evans (Gilder’s Tackle) 21-4-0; Danny Sixsmith (Drennan) 19-9-0; Sean Fletcher (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 17-9-0.

Stapeley Cudmore, Whitmore, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. Sat. New Pool 5. 20. Lee Turner (Stapeley Cudmore) 51-14-0, carp to 3 lb plus skimmers, poled paste, peg 27; Anthony Furnival (Stapeley Cudmore) 50-8-0; Bill Gilchrist (Stapeley Cudmore) 45-8-0; Anthony King (Protak Barlows) 35-8-0; Steve Edwards (Stapeley Cudmore) 35-2-0; Andy North (Garbolino Elton) 32-0-0.

Stoke City DAS, Shropshire Union Canal, Gnosall, Stafford. Sat. 20. Simon Mottram (Browning Lifestyle) 9-14-3, perch to chopped worm, roach to squatt and pinkie, peg 164; Derek Jackson (Dams & Lock) 7-15-14; Dave Hughes (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 7-4-14; Kevin Perry (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 5-12-4; Dave McCall (Shakespeare) 5-9-6; Damian Parry (Browning Lifestyle) 4-13-12.

Wigan & District AA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Lancashire.  Wed. Adlington. 31. Dave Benson (Chorley Social) 4-8-3, roach and skimmers, 11 m pole, punch bread and hemp, Red House bend; Dave McGuinn (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 3-15-8; Bill Kearney (Rochdale) 3-2-8; Norman Watson (Hindley MG) 31-12-0. Sat. Burscough. 34. Dave Edgerley (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 9-11-0, bream, skimmers, roach and eels, 11 and 14 m pole, punch bread and worm, peg 668; Liam Killinger (Sensas NW) 9-9-12; Danny Martin (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 8-2-8; Paul Smith (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 7-6-8. Sun. New Springs. 40. Carl Robinson (Ted Carter’s Preston) 6-0-0, two bream, 5 m pole, punch bread, peg 16; Colin Cliffe (Ted Carter’s Preston) 3-7-0; Paul Balmforth (Maver NW) 3-6-8; Carl Blurton (Maver NW) 2-15-4.