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*Heronbrook Fishery, Slindon, near Eccleshall, Staffordshire. Bank Holiday Monday. Meadow, Canal, bridge and Island Pools, 72. Steve Norris (Edgeley Sports) 153-8-0, carp to 14 lb, poled pellet, peg 10 Meadow Pool; Peter Plant (Maver Midlands) 125-10-0; Steve Openshaw (Fisherman’s Tackle) 118-10-0; Graham Lewis (Rod ‘n Reel) 103-2-0; Dave Walker (Heronbrook) 101-0-0; Pete Goodwin (Bucknall Bikes) 94-15-0.

*St Helens AA Open two-day festival. Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Sun. 72. Kevin Simpson (Vale Royal Angling) 22-1-0, skimmers and bream to 3 lb, groundbait feeder at 35 m, red maggot and worm, peg 2; Steve Wooding (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 21-8-0; Gedd Rigby (St Helens) 20-14-0; Darren Taylor (Saints) 19-14-0; Dave Rigby (St Helens) 19-4-0; Steve Ward (St Helens) 19-10-0.

*St Helens AA Open two-day festival. Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Mon. 76. Andrew Insley (Vale Royal Angling) 34-0-0, bream, skimmers and roach, crumb feeder at 40 m, maggot and worm, peg 4; Dave Pilgrim, St Helens, 28-9-0; Gedd Rigby (St Helens) 27-15-0; Graham Dawber (Newton-le-Willows) 26-6-0; Gary Whalley (Bait Tech) 25-10-0; John Harris (Wigan) 22-1-0. Overall top three: Gedd Rigby (St Helens) 48-13-0 wins £625; Andrew Insley (Vale Royal Angling) 46-14-0; Graham Dawber (Newton-le-Willows) 41-5-0.

*Partridge Lakes. Covey Canal, Cheshire. Sat. 50. Lewis Rushton (Rochdale) 94-4-0, common carp to 3 lb, ide and F1s, 9 m pole, maggot and caster up in the water, peg 5; Rob Pelling (Connect Tackle) 87-13-0; Martin Kay (Elton Tackle) 78-8-0; Craig Lealand (Yorkshire) 72-11-0; Dave Pimblott (Garbolino Elton) 71-8-0; 6 Frank Yardley (Ted Carter’s Preston) 65-13-0.

*Stapeley Angling Centre Summer League, Shropshire Union Canal, Wardle, Nantwich, Cheshire. Sun. 84. Lewis Breeze (Saints) 13-4-0, skimmers to 2 lb, hybrids, perch and roach, poled red maggot, end of Davenport Arms length; Barry Thomas (Ted Carter, Southport) 9-2-8; Les Osweleski (Late Comers) 7-14-4; Danny Martin (Sam’s Tackle, Wigan) 6-11-2; Steve Dudley (Browning Lifestyle Red 6-3-0; Dave McCall (Shakespeare) 5-10-0. Teams: Sam’s Tackle, Wigan 66; Maver Tipton Van den Eynde 57; Ted Carter, Southport 54; Browning Lifestyle Red 53; Hodnet MG 52; Frank’s and Sensas North West both 46.


Bannister House. Match Canal. Merseyside. Sun. 34. Martin Kay (Elton Tackle) 107-4-0, carp 8 lb, bream 3 lb and chub 4 lb, 4 m pole, soft pellet, peg 45; Mark Halliwell (JR Tackle Southport) 74-8-0; Alan Menzies (Garbolino Elton) 60-12-0; Keith Owen (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 55-12-0.

Blundell’s, roving match, Cheshire. Wed. 26. Andy Bennett (Fox/Bag’em Baits) 217-12-0 (new match record), 43 carp to 9 lb, Method feeder and 9 m pole, meat, Ash 41; Adam Rooney (Shimano Guru) 159-5-0; Mike Billingham (Hazelgrove Angling Centre) 145-11-0; Chris Weeder Jnr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 120-10-0. Sat. 35. John Kerwin (Fisherman’s Way Bury) 105-11-0, carp to 5 lb, 5 m pole, pellet over meat, Trio Pond 21; Andy Grimes (Mosella) 95-9-0; Kevin Lavelle (Maver) 71-13-0; Julian Tatton (Chester Tackle Locker) 71-6-0. Sun. 36. Carl Fletcher (Chester Tackle Locker) 148-10-0, carp to 2 lb, 6 m pole, soft pellet, Trio Pond 59; Adrian Wood (Hazelgrove Angling Supplies) 142-9-0; Jamie Hughes (Maver/Bag’emBaits) 103-1-0; Phil Ashdown (Fisherman’s Way) 101-8-0. Mon. 33. John Kerwin (Fisherman’s Way Bury) 113-14-0, carp to 2 lb, 6 m pole,  pellet over meat in the margin, peg 23 Trio; Stuart Carroll (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 112-10-0; Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 108-0-0; Ian Blakeley (Saints) 103-14-0.

Bradshaw Hall. Lake Eight. Lancashire. Wed. 24. Dave Brierley (Fisherman’s Way) 30-0-0, roach, carp and skimmers, 11 m pole, pellet and maggot, peg 76; Craig Naylor (Bolton) 18-0-0; Paul Booth (Guilder’s Tackle) 17-0-0; John Clayton (Bolton) 15-8-0.

Brookside. Snake Pit. Cheshire. Thu. 23. Steve Carrier (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 120-2-0, carp to 3 lb, 13m pole, soft pellet, peg 15; Mark Plevin (Weston Tackle) 116-0-0; Andy Butler (Mosella) 100-0-0; Chris Ruscoe (Rod n’ Reel) 94-14-0. Sat. 35. Paul Jones (Bait-Tech) 101-10-0, carp to 3 lb, 12 m pole, soft pellet, peg 3; Dave Pollitt (Hirst Tackle) 84-6-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 54-0-0; Wayne Kearney (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 53-8-0. Sun. Snake & Willow. 39. Andy Butler (Mosella) 107-2-0, 40 lb of ide with carp to 2 lb, pole, maggot high in water, peg 40; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 96-4-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 82-8-0; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 80-6-0. Mon. Kingfisher & Meadow. 32. Wayne Kearney (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 141-4-0, carp to 3 lb, 10 m pole, soft pellet, peg 23 Kingfisher; Paul Jones (Bait-Tech) 126-8-0; Dean Edwards (Rochdale Anglers) 101-8-0; Steve Carrier (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 77-14-0.

Hampton Springs. Long Island. Cheshire. Sun. 26. Barry Gabriel (Deggies Tackle) 87-10-0, carp to 10 lb, pellet, feeder, peg 43; Charlie Mayer (Deggies Tackle) 86-0-0; Martin Wedley (Lionel’s Tackle) 84-10-0; Kevin Williams (Weston Tackle) 76-12-0. Mon. Chris Diamond (Eddie’s Bait) 50-10-0; Graham Thomas (Deggies Tackle) 38-0-0; Neil Faulkner (Chester Tackle Locker) 36-0-0; Russell Tart (Cheshire Angling) 35-6-0.

Hanchurch Veterans, Hanchurch Fishery, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Wed. Model Canal. 20. D. Farr (Hanchurch Fisheries) 50-12-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 1; Graham Broughton (Manchester) 39-8-0; Bert Bunker (River Banks) 37-8-0.

Henshall Insurance, Hanchurch Fishery, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Sat. 29. Richie Crane (Hanchurch) 82-8-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 31; Eddie Battersby (Burton AC) 70-0-0; Mark Davey (The Terrace AC) 52-3-0; S. Williamson (Hanchurch) 52-0-0; Mike Bennett (Hanchurch) 50-8-0; Anthony Merrill (Simon-Hartley) 48-0-0.

High Heyes Farm, Lake Three, Lancashire. Sat. 20. Alix Feeney (Wayne’s Tackle) 38-8-0, carp, barbel and ide, 16 m pole, worm and corn, peg 20; Martin Liptrot (Saints) 35-0-0; Paul Threlfall (Leyland & Farrington) 34-4-0; Sam Sharrock (Wayne’s Tackle) 26-4-0.

Highfield. Oak Lake. Lancashire. Wed OAPs. 26. Derek Mountcastle (Highfield) 63-4-0, carp to 8 lb, 6 m pole, pellet, peg 33; Rick Harwood (55th Division AC) 51-4-0; Ron Brown (Highfield) 35-12-0; Terry Clark (Ted Carter’s Preston) 35-12-0. Thu. Beech Lake. 18. Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 80-0-0, carp and skimmers, pole, 4 mm soft pellet, peg 7; Graham Carter (Ted Carter’s Preston) 74-12-0; Bob Watson (Ted Carter’s Preston) 43-12-0; Stuart Lord (Ted Carter’s Preston) 42-14-0. Fri OAPs. Oak Lake. 30. Keith Judson (Ted Carter’s Preston) 39-2-0, carp to 15 lb, feeder, sweetcorn; peg 8; Bob Walker (Highfield) 39-0-0; Gordon Brown (Highfield) 24-12-0; Terry Clark (Ted Carter’s Preston) 24-12-0. Sat. Oak Lake. 16. Sandy Barker (Highfield Fisheries) 54-6-0, barbel to 5 lb, 12 m pole, worm, peg 29; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 48-8-0; Paul Griffiths (Highfield Fishery) 47-6-0; Nathan Lumb (Highfield Fishery) 41-12-0. Sun. Oak Lake. 22. Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 94-0-0, barbel 5 lb and carp 6 lb, pole, pellet and worm, peg 34; Stuart Kennedy (Ted Carter’s Preston) 78-8-0; Simon Shepherd (Ted Carter’s Preston) 59-8-0; Nathan Lumb (Highfield Fishery) 51-10-0.

Lingmere. Match Lake. Cheshire. Thu. 16. Steve Openshaw (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 106-7-0, F1s, 13 m pole, maggot shallow, peg 17; Dave Woodworth (Wallasey Tackle Box) 48-5-0; Chris Heaton (Moreton) 46-14-0; Anthony Moran (Vine Baits) 32-12-0. Sat. 21. Steve Openshaw (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 64-13-0, carp and barbel, 16 m pole, pellet and meat, peg 20; Steve Balson (Moreton) 56-8-0; Phil Ashdown (Fisherman’s Way) 41-8-0; James Howson (Maver) 40-2-0.

Meadow View, Lark Pool. Cheshire. Tue OAPs. 18. Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 62-6-0, tench, bream and carp to 7 lb, Method feeder with worm and short pole on corn, peg 16; Peter Robinson (Altrincham) 44-14-0; Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 36-14-0; Alan Provost (Trafford Angling) 28-8-0. Wed. 20. Chris Diamond (Eddie’s Bait) 100-14-0, carp to 7 lb, Method feeder and pole in margins, maggot, worm and pellet, peg 6. Thu OAPs. Linnet Pool. 16. Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 33-8-0, carp to 6 lb, 8 m pole, soft pellet, peg 5; Bill Fairclough (Widnes & District) 26-10-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 19-12-0, Ray Hignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 17-4-0. Sun. Lark Pool. 17. Colin Doran (Widnes AC) 75-6-0, carp to 8 lb, tip, corn and pellet, peg 40; Mike Tighe (Gilder’s Tackle) 47-12-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 47-10-0; Conrad Taylor (Guilder’s Tackle) 45-10-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Wed. 22. Ritchie Wilson (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 64-4-0, carp to 10 lb, 6 m pole, soft pellet, peg 6; Dave Dunn (Maghull) 53-10-0; Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 48-0-0; Gerry O’Hara (Wavertree) 45-6-0. Sat. 21. John Raby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 100-8-0, carp to 10 lb, 6 m pole, pellet, peg 48; Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 62-12-0; D Phillips (Ted Carter’s Preston) 41-12-0; Ken Dooley (Liverpool AS) and Peter Walsh (Anfield) 37-5-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA Over 60s, Sankey Canal Upper Pound, Merseyside. Thu. 35. Jim Byrne (Warrington) 10-3-0, small carp and roach, 10 m pole, caster, peg 73; Mike Collins (Newton-le-Willows) 9-2-0; Barry Holbrook (Warrington) 7-7-0; Bill Stockton (Warrington) 7-2-0.

Northwich DAA, River Weaver at Blackboards, Cheshire. Sat. 22. Andrew Insley (Vale Royal Angling) 18-0-0, skimmer bream to 1 lb, crumb feeder, red maggot, peg 28; Rod Fraser (Vale Royal Angling) 14-7-0; Dave Williams (Garbolino Elton) 13-2-0; Pete Donaldson (Manchester) 11-3-0.

Partridge Lakes. Cheshire. Mon. OAPs. Spey & March. 33. Ron Kinsella (Widnes) 38-6-0, F1s to 2 lb and carp 8lb, soft pellet and corn, 6 and 12mt pole, peg Spey 2; Eddie Battersby (Swinton) 30-12-0; Graham Broughton (Bait Tech) 28-14-0; Chris Weeder Snr 27-1-0. Tue. Covey. 16. Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 95-12-0, F1s, 7 m pole, shallow caster, peg 67; Dave Simpson (Home Guard) 88-10-0; Chris Weeder Jnr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 74-10-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 73-9-0. Wed. OAPs. Covey Canal. 47. Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 76-15-0, mirror and common carp to 3 lb, 5 m pole, pellet and meat, peg 18; Jim Smith (Partridge) 75-3-0; Ron Smith (Bolton Angling Centre) 65-5-0; Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 59-14-0. Thu. 23. Chris Weeder Jnr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 118-4-0, ide, F1s and carp, 7 m pole, caster shallow, peg 72; Gary Whalley (Bait Tech) 87-1-0; Dave Machin (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 83-1-0; Stuart Taylor (Tackle Saver) 76-9-0. Sun. 47. Geoff Scott (Rochdale Angling) 82-6-0, carp to 3 lb, F1s and ide, 13 m pole, soft pellet, peg 86; Keith Leatherbarrow (Partridge Lakes NW) 80-11-0; Stuart Taylor (Tackle Saver) 79-13-0; Simon Beswick (North West Worms) 75-13-0.

Rosemary Wood, Moss Lake, Lancashire. Sun. 25. Ken Dooley (Liverpool AS) 47-10-0, carp to 8 lb and stock fish, tip and pellet waggler, pellet and corn, peg 27; Dave Cheetham (Ted Carter’s Preston) 43-0-0; Paul Haines (Kirkby) 39-8-0; Jim Elms (Liverpool AS) 38-8-0.

Rudyard Lake, Leek, Staffordshire. Sat. 10. Chris Barber (Leek Pet and Tackle) 13-14-0, bream and skimmers, Method feeder and maggot, peg 105; Pete Clements (Protak Barlows) 11-14-0; Paul Worsley (Macclesfield) 7-12-0.

St Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon. 22. Gedd Rigby (St Helens) 34-1-0, bream to 3 lb and skimmers, red maggot and worm, groundbait feeder, peg 86; Dave Alsop (St Helens) 32-10-0; Dave Bass (Bait Tech) 31-1-0; Paul Kemp (St Helens) 17-6-0.

Stapeley Cudmore, Whitmore, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Sat. Suez Canal. 25. Steve Edwards (Stapeley Cudmore) 95-0-0, carp to 4 lb, odd skimmers and tench, poled pellet and paste, peg 33; Jamie DeClouet (Marukyu) 85-14-0; Francis O’Reilly (Marukyu) 74-2-0; Richie Mynett (Stapeley Cudmore) 73-0-0; Mel Kearns (Stapeley Cudmore) 66-8-0; Mick Ryan (Ray’s Tackle) 63-8-0. Sun. New Pools 1 and 5. 28. Andy May (MAP/Bagem Bait) 91-0-0, carp to 8 lb, odd tench and skimmers, poled paste with a few on feeder fished pellet, Pool 1, peg 4; Steve Edwards (Stapeley Cudmore) 78-4-0; Kevin Dennis (Ultimate pellet) 71-0-0; Steve Brooks (Manchester) 65-6-0; Mel Kearns (Stapeley Cudmore) 65-0-0; Joe Lindsey (Stapeley Cudmore) 62-12-0.
Stoke City DAS, Shropshire Union Canal, High Bridge, Woodseaves to Grubb Street, near Stafford, Staffordshire. Sat. 37. Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 7-9-14, perch to chopped worm, roach to squatt, peg 37; Kevin Perry (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 6-13-8; Simon Nickless (Saints) 6-12-8; Brian Williams (Bridgnorth) 6-5-0; Ken Dodd (Browning Lifestyle) 6-4-4; Sam Rushton (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 5-15-13.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Lancashire. Wed. 31. Gary Kelly (Lostock Tackle Box) 6-8-4, skimmer bream and roach, 10 m pole, punch bread, peg one on lock; Colin Cliffe (Ted Carter’s Preston) 51-8-0; Chris Birchall (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 3-9-4; Liam Killinger (Sensas NW) 3-1-4.

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