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North West Angler’s Mail matches for June 11/12 2011

Bannister House. Match Canal. Merseyside. Sat. 28. Paul Bottomley (Coppull Angling Centre) 86-2-0, carp 6 lb and chub, soft pellet shallow, 12m pole, peg 8; Paul Hart (Ted Carter’s Preston) 77-14-0; Alan Lord (Mack’s Tackle) 68-12-0; 4 Jamie Hughes (Maver Midlands) 67-0-0. Sun. 33. Dave Pimlott (Garbolino Elton) 112-4-0, carp to 8 lb and chub, soft pellet at midwater, 14m pole, peg 40; Carl Fletcher (Chester Tackle Locker) 90-0-0; Paul Bottomley (Coppull Angling Centre) 88-10-0; Alan Menzies (Garbolino Elton) 85-0-0.

Blundell’s. Rover on all waters. Cheshire. Wed. 21. Gary Whalley (Bait Tech) 113-6-0, carp to 2 lb, sweetcorn, 6m pole, peg 7; Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 98-7-0; John Bradshaw (Mosella Garbolino) 76-10-0. Thurs. 22. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 105-15-0, ide 2 lb and carp 10 lb, shallow caster, 13 and 5m pole, peg 35 West Lodge; Andy Bennett (Fox Match) 86-6-0; Adam Rooney (Shimano Guru) 72-10-0; Lee Addy (Drennan NW) 56-9-0. Sat. Rover on Ash, Pine and Trio. 30. Kerry Kirkwood (St Helens Angling) 112-7-0, carp and ide, waggler and pole, peg 51 Ash Pool; Paul Mossman (Ted Carter’s Preston) 108-7-0; Ian Blakeley (Saints) 96-10-0; Stuart Carroll (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 88-9-0. Sun. 46. Gary Whalley (Bait Tech) 100-12-0, carp to 9 lb, soft pellet, 17m pole, peg 53 on Ash; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 99-15-0; Lee Addy (Drennan NW) 94-3-0; 4 Andy Bennett (Fox Match) 94-3-0.

Bradshaw Hall. Lancashire. Wed. Lake Three. 20 pegs. Alan Battersby (Kearsley) 29-8-0, skimmers and roach, caster, 13m pole, peg 7; Paul Kirkham (Bolton) 21-8-0; Graham Barlow (Bolton) 17-0-0; Jim Ashton (Manchester) 16-12-0. Wed Eve. Lake Four. 22. Lee Addy (Drennan NW) 77-0-0, carp, pellet and paste, 12m pole, peg 10; Tom Pennington (Bolton) 74-0-0; Jay Floyd (Manchester) 70-0-0; Alan Crook (Maver NW) 39-0-0. Sun. Canal Eight. 22. Steve Hall (Midleton) 22-10-0, carp and chub, soft pellet and worm, 12m pole, peg 6; Ian Cox (Bolton) 22-6-0; Dave Brierley (Fisherman’s Way) 21-0-0; Ashley McClemence (Bolton) 17-0-0.

Brookside. Cheshire. Thurs. Snake Pit. 22. Chris Ruscoe (Rod n’ Reel) 81-0-0, carp 2 lb, soft pellet, 13m pole, peg 14; Alan Menzies (Garbolino Elton) 62-12-0; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 53-12-0; Tom Brownbill (Maver NW) 48-14-0. Sat. Snake & Willow. 37. John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 76-2-0, skimmer bream, ide and small carp, soft pellet and red maggot 12m pole, peg 19 Willow; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 75-12-0; Paul Jones (Bait-Tech) 66-14-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 62-14-0. Sun. 44. Paul Jones (Bait-Tech) 87-10-0, carp to 3 lb and 20 lb of ide, maggot and pellet, 12m pole, peg 21; Dean Edwards (Rochdale Anglers) 80-6-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 76-0-0; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 67-4-0.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Wed. Veterans, Model Canal,15. T. Stott (Hanchurch Fisheries) 29-9-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 44; Graham Broughton (Manchester) 28-5-0; Steve Lowndes (Hanchurch Silver) 25-11-0.
Heronbrook Fishery, Slindon, near Eccleshall, Staffordshire, Sun. Canal and Island Pools, 45. Pete Goodwin (Bucknall Bikes) 62-2-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet, peg 9 Canal; Tony Shelley (Sonu Baits Trentside Tackle) 60-4-0; Sean Williamson (Stockport) 56-10-0; Chris Shelley (Sonu Baits Trentside Tackle) 56-4-0; Steve Horton (Bentley Motors) 53-0-0; Tom Ebbrell (Connect Tackle) 41-9-0.

High Heyes. Lake Three. Lancashire. Sat. 23. Ken Rutlidge (St Anthony’s) 46-0-0, ide and tench, 14m pole, peg 10; Gavin Platt (Wayne’s Tackle) 36-4-0; Adie Twist (Cast NW) 32-0-0; Paul Banks (Tri-Cast Highfield) 24-14-0.

Highfield. Oak Lake. Lancashire. Sat. 21. Terry Clark (Ted Carter’s Preston) 55-4-0, carp 8 lb and barbel 3 lb, meat, 5m pole, peg 16; Sandy Barker (Highfield Fisheries) 53-11-0; Paul Casson (Lostock Tackle Box) 34-10-0; Nathan Lumb (Highfield Fishery) 31-3-0. Sat. Ash Lake. 24. Stuart Kennedy (Ted Carter’s Preston) 68-6-0, carp to 8 lb, luncheon meat, 4m pole, peg 12; Stuart Lord (Highfield) 67-12-0; Mike Dewhurst (St Anthony’s) 48-10-0; Eric Hardy (Bury) 41-8-0.

Lingmere. Match Lake. Wirral. Thurs. 17. John Armour (Moreton) 38-8-0, carp to 5 lb, caster shallow, 14m pole, peg 3; Paul Wright (Liverpool) 31-0-0; Peter Delmaine (Birkenhead) 23-0-0; Dave Lawrence (Moreton) 19-2-0. Sat. 19. Anthony Moran (Vine Baits) 56-0-0, carp to 4 lb, soft pellet, 13m pole, peg 9; Steve Balson (Moreton) 44-14-0; John Oulton (Birkenhead) 28-8-0; Mark Downey (Moreton) 27-3-0.

Liverpool & District AA. Leeds-Liverpool Canal at Old Roan. Merseyside. Sun. 18. Bob Reynolds (Mersey Dockers) 4-5-0, five eels, worm, 6m pole, pegged at Dunningsbridge Road; Ray Coombs (Mersey Dockers) 3-15-0; 3 B Wood, (Warrington AA, Cheshire, (Maghull) 3-4-0; 4 Rob Flude (Liverpool AS) 2-11-0.

Meadow View. Lark Pool. Cheshire. Tues. OAPs. 16 Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 38-8-0, carp 5 lb, luncheon meat, 12m pole, peg 6; Paul Burgess (Bay Malton) 35-10-0; Joe McNab (Cosjak) 33-10-0; Graham Broughton (Warrington) 22-12-0; Wed. 24. Ricky Salmon (Meadow View) 46-14-0, carp 6 lb, corn, 4 and 10m pole, peg 38; Shaun Sandham (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 40-12-0; Steve Rimmer (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 39-14-0; Cyril Cowley (Middlewich) 34-12-0. Thu OAPs. Thrush Lake. 17. Roy Morgan (Gosjak) 23-10-0, carp 4 lb, pellet, 4m pole, peg 13; Joe McNab (Cosjak) 22-10-0; Jim Holmes (Woodhouse Park) 19-8-0; Rick Hines (Saints) 18-6-0. Sat. Moorcroft Builders Open. 22. Mike Tighe (Gilder’s Tackle) 42-0-0, carp 6 lb, pellet and corn, 6m pole, peg 34; Brian Martin (Meadow View) 41-10-0; Andy Taylor 37-8-0; Shaun Sandham (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 37-2-0. Sun. 25. Rob Pennington (St Helens) 67-12-0, carp to 7 lb, red maggot, Method feeder, peg 31; Dave Hancox (Cheshire Angling) 62-14-0; Bob Dac (Edgley Sports) 61-14-0; Steve Rimmer (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 42-8-0.

Middlewich Spring League, Final Round, Trent and Mersey Canal, Middlewich, Sun. 76. Paul Dobing (Browning Lifestyle Blue) 5-12-14, roach and gudgeon to poled squatt then a few better hemp roach, peg 39, Tetton wood; Phil ‘Jonty’ Johnson (Browning Lifestyle Green) 5-2-0; Jason Cunningham (Shakespeare) 4-8-0; Steve Dudley (Browning Lifestyle Red) 4-1-2; Danny Martin (Sam’s Tackle, Wigan) and Chris Morris (Birkenhead) both 4-0-0. Teams: Browning Lifestyle Green 62; Browning Lifestyle Blue 59; Shakespeare 55; Sam’s Tackle Green, Wigan 54; Maver Tipton Van den Eynde 53; Birkenhead and Sam’s Tackle Blue, Wigan both 52.
Final League: Browning Lifestyle Red 291; Maver Tipton Van den Eynde and Browning Lifestyle Blue both 272; Shakespeare 271; Sam’s Tackle Green, Wigan 255; Ted Carter Southport Green 254; Browning Lifestyle Green 242; Frank’s 221; Ted Carter Southport Black and Sam’s Tackle Blue, Wigan both 216; Birkenhead 213; I & A Baits 212; Sensas North West 168; Latecomers 162; Betley’s Monsters 138; Willaston Red 134; Willaston Black 106; Railway and Cheshire MG both 89.
Mill House. Mescar Lake. Merseyside. Wed. 19. Gareth Charnock (Mersey Dockers) 46-12-0, carp to 5 lb, soft pellet, 10m pole; Ritchie Wilson (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 40-2-0; John Easton (Liverpool AS) 38-8-0; Mick Woolvine (Ted Carter’s Southport) 28-0-0. Sat. 21. Matt Higgins (Maghull) 37-0-0, carp to 5 lb, soft pellet, 13m pole, peg 10; Peter Gradwell (Liverpool AS) 33-8-0; Colin Craven (Wavertree) 32-0-0; Gerry O’Hara (Wavertree) 30-0-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA. Sankey Canal Upper Pound. Merseyside. Wed eve. 30. Rob Speakman (Lowton) 8-8-0, bream, skimmers and roach, maggot and caster, 12m pole, peg 52; Eddie Cook (Warrington) 5-9-0; Chris Lockery (Newton) 5-8-0.

Thu Over 60s. 30. Bill Stockton (Warrington) 13-9-0, small carp, caster, 12m pole, peg 89; Eddie Cook (Warrington) 11-7-0; John Sharp (Halton JAA) 10-9-0; Bob Wrench (Farnworth) 9-14-8.

Northwood Garden Centre Aggregate, Hanchurch Fishery, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Sun. Model Canal, 28. Paul Gibson (Sonu Bait Trentside Tackle) 65-6-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 50; Danny Lowndes (Hanchurch Silver) 46-8-0; Vinnie Smith (Tri-Cast Highfield) 43-0-0; J. Fellows (Hanchurch Fishery) 42-0-0; John Rowley (J & D Windows) 41-6-0; Neil Dimmick (Trentside Tackle) 39-9-0.

Partridge Lake. Cheshire. Mon OAPs. March and Spey. 22. Richard Rawsthorne (Partridge Team NW) 39-11-0, small carp, worm and caster, 3 and 7m pole, peg 13; Leigh Blakeley (Partridge) 38-2-0; Graham Broughton (Warrington) 34-15-0. Tues. Covey Canal. 17. Steve Parry (Dynamite Baits) 100-0-0, small carp, soft pellet, 4m pole, peg 97; Gary Whalley (Bait Tech) 87-4-0; Ian Burley (Fox Match) 86-3-0. Wed Disabled Anglers. 33. Paul Keenan (SOB) 37-2-0, carp to 2ln and F1s, sweetcorn, 8m pole, peg 2; Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 33-10-0; Tom Barnes (Partridge) 31-13-0; Steve Kelly (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 24-14-0. Thurs. 16. Chris Weeder Jnr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 105-13-0, Ide and small carp, shallow caster, 6m pole, peg 82; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 101-9-0; Ian Burley (Fox Match) 91-11-0; 4 John Lenning (Goole) 91-2-0. Sat. 47. Lee Harrison (Maver) 81-11-0, carp, F1s, and ide, soft pellet, 4 and 11m pole, peg 82; Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 74-11-0; Steve Parry (Dynamite Baits) 71-11-0; Gary Baugh (Chester Tackle Locker) 68-12-0. Sun. 70. Steve Parry (Dynamite Baits) 76-7-0, F1s, mirror and common carp, soft pellet and caster shallow, 4 and 11m pole, peg 85; Lee Harrison (Maver) 64-6-0; Geoff Scott (Rochdale Angling) 62-9-0; Craig Lealand (Partridge) 60-10-0.

Rosemary Wood. Moss Lake. Lancashire. Sun. 24. Mick Woolvine (Ted Carter’s Southport) 66-12-0, carp to 10 lb, sweetcorn, Method feeder, peg 10; Pete Dewhurst (Ted Carter’s Preston) 50-0-0; Ben Lloyd (Prescot Angling Centre) 49-14-0; Steve Parry (Fazakerley) 39-12-0.

St Helens AA. Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Mon. 22. Steve Wooding (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 35-6-0, bream and skimmers, red maggot, crumb feeder, peg 156; Gary Whalley (Bait Tech) 23-7-0; Gedd Rigby (St Helens) 21-9-0; Dave Humphries (Southport) 15-13-0. Sat. 39. Joe Lacey (St Helens) skimmer bream, red maggot, crumb feeder, peg 91; Gedd Rigby (St Helens) 22-6-0;Jim Crossley (Mosella Garbolino) 16-4-0; Mike Risby (Bolton Angling Centre) 13-8-0.

Stapeley Cudmore, Whitmore, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, Sat. Pool One and Suez Canal, 27. Damien Bracken (Mosella Garbolino) 79-8-0, carp to 4 lb, tench and skimmers, poled pellet, Suez 17; Mark Kearns (Stapeley Cudmore) 67-4-0; Nigel Bull (Shakespeare) 55-10-0; Carl Moon (Garbolino All In) 51-12-0; Kev Brooks (Ted Carter Preston) 48-4-0; Anthony Furnival (Stapeley Cudmore) 47-2-0. Sun. Pool 5, 22. Kevin Dennis (Ultimate Pellet) 42-0-0, carp to 2 lbs, odd skimmers, poled pellet, peg 10; Adam Barlow (Protak Barlows) 32-0-0; Sam Baxter (Stapeley Cudmore) 27-8-0; Paul Haynes (Ultimate Pellet) 25-0-0; John Frost (Pickering’s of Burslem) 24-8-0; Kevin Shoe (Stapeley Cudmore) and Mark Kearns (Stapeley Cudmore) both 23-8-0.
Stoke City DAA, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Aqueducts, Norbury, Staffordshire, Sat. 34. Bob Edgerton (Izaak Walton, Stafford) 16-9-6, seven chub and small fish, poled caster and chopped worm, peg 113; Sam Rushton (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 5-15-9; Dave Richards (Moreton Arms Bottlers) 4-11-14; Simon Nickless (Saints) 4-8-2; Kevin O’Hanlon (Birkenhead) 4-7-12; Paul Denson (Birkenhead) 4-6-2.
Wigan & District AA. Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Lancashire. Wed. Crook, 25. Ken Sharples (Wigan MG) 7-3-8, skimmer bream and roach, punch bread and hemp, 11 and 16m pole, peg 157; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 5-7-0; Sean BIrchall (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 5-5-0; Kevin Stothers (Hindley MG) 4-15-0. Sat. Ring O’ Bells. 30. Ken Sharples (Wigan MG) 9-2-0, bream 3 lb and skimmers, red maggot, 12m pole, peg 602; Steve Mayo (Hindley MG) 6-10-4; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 6-9-12; Rob Porter (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 5-10-8.

Winsford Flash Fisheries, Winsford, Cheshire, Sat. 25. Andy Hamlett (Vale Royal Angling) 41-10-0, bream to 4 lb and skimmers, feeder and red maggot/worm; Simon Wilkinson (Dave’s of Middlewich) 20-5-0; Derek Bennett (Saints) 19-7-0. Sun. 25. Terry Kettle (Vale Royal Angling) 25-8-0 bream to 3 lb and skimmers, feeder fished worm and maggot; Andy Hamlett (Vale Royal Angling) 20-12-0; Andy Insley (Vale Royal Angling) 20-6-0.