North West Angler’s Mail matches for April 30/May 2 2011

Bannister House. Match Canal. Merseyside. Wed. 21. Neil Charnock (Bannister House) 85-6-0, carp to 6 lb and chub, soft pellet, 13m pole, peg 43; Steve Kidd (Fisherman’s Way) 80-2-0; Alan Menzies (Garbolino Elton) 73-8-0; Martin Kay (Elton Tackle) 72-6-0. Sat. 27. Tolga Istek (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 128-0-0, carp 5 lb, soft pellet and corn, 12m pole, peg 16; Martin Kay (Elton Tackle) 74-12-0; Ray Shaw (Daiwa Wigan) 73-8-0; Keith Wilson (Elton Tackle) AND Kevin Scott (Highfield Fisheries) 71-2-0. Sun. 45. Colin Scott (Garbolino Elton) 90-3-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet and sweetcorn, 13m pole, peg 10; Jake Brown (Wigan Angling Centre) 75-0-0; Alan Davies (Southport) 55-14-0; Steve Ward (St. Helens) 53-14-0.

Blundell’s. Rover on all waters. Cheshire. Wed. 29. Andy Bennett (Fox Match) 103-0-0, carp to 2 lb, worm, short pole near bank and 11ms, peg 12 East Lodge; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 78-13-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 73-14-0; Dave Young (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 64-2-0. Fri. 55. Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 121-10-0, carp to 8lb and 20lb of ide, meat, 6m pole and Method feeder, peg 47 Ash Lodge; Lee Clancy (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 101-2-0; 3 J Kerwin, Fisherman’s Way Bury, Lancashire, 84-8-0; 4 M Hall, Rod n’ Reel, Cheshire, 81-5-0; 5 K Bradley, Spenborough, Cheshire, 78-15-0; 6 P Mossman, Ted Carter’s Preston, Lancashire, 77-12-0; 7 A Malcomson, Drennan NW, Manchester, 74-12-0; 8 D Maguire, Mosella, Lancashire, 71-2-0. Sat. Rover on East, West, Pine and Trio. 29. Tony Green (Cheshire Angling) 145-13-0, carp to 2 lb, soft pellet, 6m pole, peg 19; A Howarth, Leigh Tackle & Bait, Lancashire 103-4-0; Danny Maguire (Mosella) 80-0-0; Mike Hall (Rod n’ Reel) 74-6-0. Sun. Ash, Pine and Trio. 37 Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 93-8-0, carp to 8 lb, meat, groundbait feeder, peg 47 Ash; Simon Holmes (Hazelgrove) 77-7-0; John Kerwin (Fisherman’s Way Bury) 65-12-0; Danny Maguire (Mosella) 63-0-0. Mon. Rover on all canals. 51. Karl Webster (Trafford Angling) 97-1-0, carp to 8 lb, sweetcorn shallow, 16m pole, won £250, peg 45 Ash Lodge; Paul Jones (Bait-Tech) 83-10-0; John Kerwin (Fisherman’s Way Bury) 81-11-0; Llion Pritchard (Anglesey) 69-5-0.

Bradshaw Hall. Lake Four. Lancashire. Tues. Juniors. 22. Connor Walsh (Bolton), roach, carp, and skimmers, red maggot, 9m pole, peg 15; Harry Booth (Bolton) 29-0-0; Nathan Brookes (Bolton) 19-10-0; Brad Hughes (Bolton) 15-12-0. Wed. 21. Tony Hardy (Bolton) 37-12-0, skimmer bream, caster, 11m pole, peg 13; Ray Windsor (Little Lever) 36-4-0; George Fogg (Bolton) 31-6-0; Dave Ford (Bolton) 31-4-0. Fri. 25. Brett Longthorne (North West Worms) 64-12-0, skimmer bream and roach, caster shallow, 14m pole, peg 13; John Corless (Tonge Moore) 46-14-0; Dave Brierley (Fisherman’s Way) 34-0-0; Gary Isherwood (Tonge Moor) 31-0-0. Sun. 24. Mike Booth (Tri-Cast Highfield) 43-4-0, skimmer bream and roach, red maggot, 7m pole, peg 4; Dave Ford (Bolton) 42-0-0; George Fogg (Bolton) 38-8-0; Ron Holt (Sensas NW) 35-10-0.

Brookside. Willow Pool. Cheshire. Tues. 19. Simon Beswick (North West Worms) 87-12-0, 60 lb of carp plus small silver fish, soft pellet, 12m pole, peg 16; Colin Doran (Widnes AC) 8-8-0; Paul Moore (Edgley Sports) 60-2-0; Pete Mulhair (Last Cast) 57-6-0. Thurs. Snake Pit. 28. Neil Rogerson (Fox Match Bait tech) 81-14-0, carp to 3 lb and some skimmer bream, soft pellet, 11m pole, peg 2; Andy Butler (Mosella) 76-12-0; Chris Ruscoe (Rod n’ Reel) 72-0-0; Alan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 70-0-0. Fri. 37. Dean Edwards (Rochdale Anglers) 84-4-0, carp to 3 lb, soft pellet, 13m pole, peg 14; Andy Butler (Mosella) 80-12-0; Lewis Breeze (Drennan NW) 75-0-0; Lee Gibbon (Tasker’s Angling) 71-12-0. Sat. Snake and Willow. 44. Dean Edwards (Rochdale Anglers) 88-12-0, carp to 3 lb, soft pellet, 12m pole, peg 11; Chris Ruscoe (Rod n’ Reel) 55-14-0; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 54-12-0; 4 Connor Barlow (Mosella Garbolino) 53-14-0. Sun. Snake and Mallard. 46. Stuart Conroy (Drennan NW) 104-4-0, carp to 4 lb, soft pellet, 12m pole, peg 43 on the Snake; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 83-14-0; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 52-10-0; Chris Ruscoe (Rod n’ Reel) 51-10-0.

Hampton Springs. Rock Pool. Cheshire. Fri. 23. Chris Diamond (Eddie’s Bait) 76-4-0, carp to 8 lb, corn, 13m pole, peg 31; Alan Dewhurst (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 73-2-0; Neil Faulkner (Chester Tackle Locker) 70-4-0; Phil Ashdown (Fisherman’s Way) 65-6-0. Sat. Martin Wedley (Deggies Tackle) 84-12-0; 2 Gary White (Chester Tackle Locker) 84-0-0; 3 S Boyd, Saints, Cheshire, 65-10-0; Gary Baugh (Chester Tackle Locker) 65-0-0. Sun. 26. Andy Spencer (Chester Tackle Locker) 74-4-0, carp to 10 lb, straight leger to island, pellet and meat; Peter Price 68-4-0; James Davies (Vale Royal Angling) 67-8-0; Julian Tatton (Chester Tackle Locker) 65-3-0.

Heronbrook Easter Festival, Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, near Eccleshall, Staffordshire, Canal, Bridge and Meadow Pools, Sat. 60. Paul Beeston (Ted Carter, Southport) 160-12-0, carp to 10 lb, poled pellet, Meadow 9; Jason Brown (Lea Hall AC) 134-4-0; Paul Sheehan (Mosella Garbolino) 122-4-0; Alan Bruce Paul Sheehan (Mosella Garbolino) 122-4-0; Alan Bruce(Ray’s Tackle) 114-0-0; A. Davis (Heronbrook) 112-0-0; Ed Brown (Izaak Walton, Leigh) 108-8-0. Sun. 60. Paul Gibson (Sonu Baits Trentside Tackle) 116-2-0, carp, tench and F1s, poled pellet, Meadow 6; Phil Ashdown (Fisherman’s Tackle, Birkenhead) 111-6-0; Ian Sullivan (St. Helens) 110-8-0; Anthony King (Protak Barlows) 109-6-0; Jake Robinson (Maver Pickering’s) 105-2-0; Gary Skerritt (Maver Pickering’s) 100-2-0. Mon. 60. Carl Fletcher (Fisherman’s Tackle, Birkenhead) 167-11-0, carp to 10 lb, poled bread punch, Meadow 27; Paul Hart (Ted Carter, Southport) 151-4-0; John Brogden (Ted Carter, Southport) 147-9-0; Rob Prince (Heronbrook) 134-5-0; Tony Shelley (Sonu Baits Trentside Tackle) 132-6-0; Daz Johnson (Derby) 124-13-0. Overall: Anthony King (Protak Barlows) 4 (£1000); Paul Gibson (Sonu Baits Trentside Tackle) 5; Phil Ashdown (Fisherman’s Tackle, Birkenhead) 6; Tony Shelley (Sonu Baits Trentside Tackle) 7; Ken Oldham (Connect Tackle) 9; Alan Bruce (Ray’s Tackle) 9; Ed Brown (Izaak Walton, Leigh) 9. Mon. Canal, Bridge and Meadow Pools, 65. dave Birchall (Gilders Tackle) 107-4-0, carp to 10 lb, poled sweetcorn, peg 15 Meadow; Jeff Grantham (Capital Developments) 94-8-0; Andy Lees (Gilders Tackle) 93-8-0; Richard O’Connor (Drennan North West) 92-6-0; Craig Mather (Reddish AC) 81-8-0; Pete Goodwin (Bucknall Bikes) 79-10-0.

High Heyes. Lake Three. Lancashire. Sat. 21. Damien Brierley (Tri-Cast Highfield) 43-0-0, carp to 5 lb, past, 14m pole, peg 36; Martin Liptrot (Saints) 40-2-0; Adie Twist (Cast NW) 26-14-0; Andy Davies (Tri-Cast Highfield) 25-8-0.

Highfield. Oak Lake. Lancashire. Wed OAPs. 26. Terry Mountcastle (Highfield) 61-10-0, carp 8 lb and barbel, meat, 4m pole, peg 34; Terry Clark (Ted Carter’s Preston) 59-6-0; Keith Hyde (Oldham) 40-14-0; Tony Shields (Noah’s Ark) 28-0-0. Thurs. 16. Stuart Kennedy (Ted Carter’s Preston) 61-8-0, ide to 2 lb, caster, 13m pole, peg 37; Gary Gunn (Ted Carter’s Preston) 49-4-0; Bruce Peggs (Gerry’s of Morecambe) 46-10-0; Bill Fisher (Highfield Fisheries) 40-10-0. Fri. 16. Simon Shepherd (Ted Carter’s Preston) 95-4-0, ide to 2 lb, caster shallow, 13m pole, peg 9; Graham Carter (Ted Carter’s Preston) 58-10-0; Neil Cottham (St Anthony’s) 57-5-0; Arthur Hargreaves (Ted Carter’s Preston) 48-8-0. Fri OAPs. Beech. 26. Pete Smith (Blackpool Transport) 106-2-0, ide, chub and carp, double maggot, 4m pole; Tony Shields (Noah’s Ark) 48-10-0; Ken Anderton (Highfield Fishery) 42-12-0; Mark Brady (Fleetwood Res) 36-2-0. Sat. Oak Lake. 23. Stuart Kennedy (Ted Carter’s Preston) 90-8-0, carp to 6 lb, ide and barbel, worm and caster, 14m pole, peg 19; Paul Griffiths (Highfield Fishery) 67-0-0; Bruce Peggs (Gerry’s of Morecambe) 58-12-0; James Atkinson (Cumbria) 48-7-0. Sun. Ash Lake. 23. Terry Clark (Ted Carter’s Preston) 127-0-0, carp to 8 lb, meat and paste, 4m pole, peg 20; Simon Shepherd (Ted Carter’s Preston) 77-14-0; Sandy Barker (Highfield Fisheries) 68-0-0; Frank Yardley (Ted Carter’s Preston) 60-8-0.

Lingmere. Match Lake. Wirral. Thurs. 17. Chris Smith (Chester Tackle Locker) 58-12-0, F1s, caster high in water, 14m pole, peg 25; Alan Dewhurst (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 57-2-0; Andy Kirk (Bidston) 54-10-0; Steve Openshaw (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 53-8-0. Sat. 22. Steve Openshaw (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 74-4-0, F1s and carp, meat and red maggot, Method feeder and 9m pole, peg 3; Alan Dewhurst (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 61-14-0; Dave Woodworth (Wallasey Tackle Box) 55-0-0; Carl Fletcher (Chester Tackle Locker) 48-6-0.

Liverpool & District AA. Leeds-Liverpool Canal at Blue Anchor. Merseyside. Sun. 18. Stan Phillips (Mersey Dockers) 9-7-0, 2 tench and roach, caster and hemp, 6m pole, pegged at Church; Jim Elms (Liverpool AS) 8-4-0; Frank Holding (Ted Carter’s Southport) 7-4-0; Ray Pagan (Maghull CA) 7-0-0.

Meadow View. Lark Pool. Cheshire. Tues. OAPs. 20. Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 100-8-0, carp to 8 lb, soft pellet and sweetcorn, 13m pole, peg 38; Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 99-3-0; Bill Fairclough (Widnes & District) 77-10-0;p Ray Hignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 59-2-0. Wed.19. Phil Chung (Tameside Fox) 92-14-0, carp to 6 lb, soft pellet, margins and 14m pole, peg 19; Steve Rimmer (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 88-10-0; Peter Tickle (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 63-8-0; Ricky Chung (Tameside Fox) 55-14-0. Thu OAPs. Thrush Pool. 17. Paul Burgess (Meadow View) 26-0-0, carp to 4 lb, soft pellet, 12m pole, peg 9; Ray Hignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 24-12-0; Graham Broughton (Warrington) 22-12-0; Bill Fairclough (Widnes & District) 22-4-0. Fri. Lark Pool. 25. Mike Williams (Ryder Brow) 91-0-0, carp to 8 lb, soft pellet, 14m pole, peg 16; Conrad Taylor (Guilder’s Tackle) 69-0-0; Dave Rowan (Gilder’s Tackle) 65-12-0; Maurice Hunt (Rider Brow) 62-2-0. Sat. 23. Mike Thompson (Trafford Angling) 87-6-0, carp to 5 lb, pellet and corn, 14m pole, peg 12; Dave Brown Jnr (Poplars AC) 70-8-0; Bob Dac (Edgley Sports) 64-12-0; Colin Doran (Widnes AC) 39-8-0. Sun. 24. Craig Luce (Meadow View) 56-4-0, carp to 7 lb, pellet and meat, 6m pole in margins, peg 32; Paul Ledgerton (Widnes) 51-4-0; Eric Whiteley (Woodhouse Park) 49-8-0; Mike Tighe (Gilder’s Tackle) 48-2-0.

Mill House. Mistral Lake. Merseyside. Sat. 20. Steve Parry (Fazakerley) 47-8-0, carp to 4 lb, soft pellet, 7m pole, peg 12; Dave Cheetham (Ted Carter’s Preston) 36-12-0; Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 32-8-0; Ian Cowey (Kirkby) 31-4-0.

Newton-le-Willows Over 60s. Sankey Canal Upper Pound. Merseyside. Thurs. 35. Eddie Cook (Warrington) tench, bream, roach, carp and skimmers, pellet and maggot, 11m pole, peg 54; Alan Tickle (Newton-le-Willows) 14-13-0; George Barber (Warrington) 10-13-0; Geoff Clare (Warrington) 9-2-0. Sun. Individual Spring League. 40. Jim Byrne (Shaw’s Tackle) 16-10-0, small carp and one bream, caster and corn, 9m pole, peg 59; Mike Szaloky (Wigan) 14-15-0; Terry Speakman (Lowton) 10-0-0; Chris Grehan (Warrington) 91-8.

Northwood Garden Centre Aggregate, Hanchurch Fishery, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Sun. Model Canal, 29. Anthony Merrill (Simon-Hartley AC) 62-2-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 52; Paul Gibson (Sonu Baits Trentside Tackle) 57-6-0; M. Taylor (Sonu Baits Trentside Tackle) 46-11-0; L. Hancock (Pickering’s of Burslem) 46-7-0; Mark Davey (Terrace AC) 46-5-0; Andy Everill (Ultima Pellet) 44-8-0.

Partridge. Covey Canal. Cheshire. Fri. 38. Barry Bush (North West Worms) 120-10-0, F1s and small carp, caster shallow, 7m pole, peg 68; Richard Crabtree (Gerry’s Morecambe) 93-7-0; Mike Reed (Highfield Fisheries) 89-10-0; Chris Weeder Jnr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 85-7-0. Sat. 38. Steve Parry (Dynamite Baits) 102-3-0, F1s, ide and small carp, caster up in water, 7m pole, peg 68; Andy Bennett (Fox Match) 91-14-0; John Brogden (Ted Carter’s Southport) 88-7-0; Simon Beswick (North West Worms) 86-0-0. Result of two-day festival. 1 Derek Willan (Fox Bait Tech) 2pts; 2 Barry Bush (North West Worms) 4pts; 3 Richard Crabtree (Gerry’s Morecambe). Sun. Covey Canal. 65. Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 81-12-0, carp, ide and F1s, caster and worm, 4 and 7m pole, peg 67; Simon Beswick (North West Worms) 69-3-0; Brian Higgins (Insight) 68-5-0; Lee Addy (Drennan NW) 65-3-0. Mon. 40. Chris Weeder Jnr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 114-7-0, small carp, F1s and ide, caster, 7m pole, peg 73; Simon Beswick (North West Worms) 80-3-0; Mark Bibby (Bailey’s Tackle) 79-11-0; Neil Machin (Garbolino) 77-8-0. Pairs result: Mark Bibby & Craig Lowndes (Bailey’s Tackle), 4pts to win £260 and a MPA match rod each.

Rosemary Wood. Island Pool. Lancashire. Sun. 23. John Tomkinson (Bolton) 45-15-0, carp to 4 lb, soft pellet and paste, 12m pole, peg 11; Alan Dewhurst (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 29-9-0; Steve Parry (Fazakerley) 19-12-0; Steve Hunt (Crown Tackle) 19-11-0.

St. Helens AA. Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Fri. 54. Gareth Lambert (St. Helens) 40-13-0, bream to 4 lb, groundbait feeder, worm, peg 8; Dennis Knight (Wigan) 31-14-0; Derek Bennett (Preston Innovations) 30-3-0; Jim Crossley (Mosella Garbolino) 26-11-0. Mon. 79. Dave Rigby (St. Helens) 31-10-0, bream 3lb and skimmers, worm, crumb feeder, peg 17; Mike Birkhill (Leigh, Tackle & Bait) 30-11-0; Derek Bennett (Preston Innovations) 30-3-0; Paul Swift (Bolton) 26-9-0.
Stapeley Cudmore, Whitmore, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, Sat. Pool 1 and Suez Canal, 30. Andy Moors (Maver Pickering’s) 112-4-0, carp to 6 lb plus a few tench and skimmers, poled meat and sweetcorn at 14 metres, Pool 1, peg 19; Carl Moon (Ant Bait All In) 105-0-0; Melvyn Kearns (Stapeley Cudmore) 100-12-0; A. Dyson (Stapeley Cudmore) 88-10-0; Danny Dubiel (Stapeley Cudmore) 87-2-0; Jake Robinson (Maver Pickerings) 83-4-0. Sun. Suez Canal and Pool 5, 25. Carl Lane (Prescott ngling Centre) 83-6-0, carp to 6 lb, tench and skimmers, poled meat, Suez 34; Paul Haynes (Ultimate Pellet) 80-2-0; Anthony Furnival (Stapeley Cudmore) 68-0-0; Ian Sinker (Stapeley Cudmore) 67-2-0; Kevin Dennis (Ulimate Pellet) 66-2-0; Steve Edwards (Stapeley Cudmore) 64-14-0. Mon. Suez canal and Pool 1, 32. Mark Kearns (Stapeley Cudmore) 131-12-0, carp to 8 lbs, skimmers and tench, poled meat, Pool 1, peg 19; Jon Davies (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 115-14-0; Carl Lane (Prescott Angling Centre) 81-14-0; Shaun Hill (Stapeley Cudmore) 80-8-0; Gary Skerritt (Maver Pickering’s) 73-6-0; Kevin Suddies (Whitchurch tackle) 63-14-0.
Waterways Ireland Junior Pike Classic, River Erne, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Sun. Cornagrade and Derrychara sections, 16. Charlie Pincombe aged 12 (Lisbellaw) 1-12-0, one pike; Nathan Sayers (Omagh) 1-1-0; Anthony Quinn (Dublin) 0-10-0.

Wigan & District AA. Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Lancashire. Wed. Adlington. 26. Tex Stothers (Hindley MG) 10-11-4, skimmer bream, punch bread, 9m pole, pegged at Bond’s Bridge; Gary Marchant (Lostock Tackle Box) 7-13-4; Steve Walton (Maver NW) 4-2-0; Sean BIrchall (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 4-0-4. Sat. Burscough Town. 32. Len Stringfellow (Wigan & DAA) 18-6-8, bream 2 lb, red maggot over groundbait and loose pellets, 13m pole, peg 649; Barry Smith (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 12-10-8; Dave Edgerley (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 12-3-12; Gerry Roscoe (Chorley Social) 11-6-12.

Wigan Spring League. Leeds-Liverpool Canal at Scarisbrick. Lancashire. Sun. Steve Crossley (Maver NW) 4-11-8, skimmer bream, punch bread, 6m pole, pegged at Pinfold Lane; Dave Marsh (Standish) 4-10-13; Matt Glover (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 4-6-0; Dave McGuinn (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 3-9-8. Teams: Sam’s Tackle Blue 20; Ted Carter’s Preston 21; Sam’s Tackle Green 23; Lostock Tackle Box 23. Final League: Sam’s Tackle Green 100; Sam’s Tackle Blue 118; Maver NW 131; Lostock Tackle Box 140.

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