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North West Angler’s Mail matches for June 9/10 2012.






Bannister House, Match Canal. Merseyside. Sun. 44. Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 56-12-0, carp 4 lb and chub, soft pellet, 10m pole, peg 58; Paul Bottomley (Coppull Angling Centre) 43-8-0; John Vernon (Elton Tackle) 40-4-0; Ian Platt (Burscough Angling Supplies) 38-12-0.


Blundell’s,  Roving match. Cheshire. Wed. 30. Jamie Hughes (Maver/Bag’emBaits) 150-0-0, F1s to 2lb, red and white maggot, 11m pole, peg 31 Trio; John Devine (Platt Bridge Tackle) 127-5-0; Alan Dewhurst (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 121-5-0; Paul Burton (Hilton Hotels) 114-9-0. Thurs. eve. 21. Kerry Kirkwood (St Helens Angling) 74-15-0, ide 2lb and carp to 8lb, luncheon meat, 13m pole, peg 49 Ash; Chris Shaw (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 57-7-0; Albert Malcomson (Drennan NW) 56-11-0; Mark Harris (Miracle Baits) 48-5-0. Sat. 45. Kerry Kirkwood (St Helens Angling) 127-0-0, common carp 8lb and ide 2lb, red maggot shallow, 13m pole, peg 51 Ash, won £100 bonus pool and £100 sweep; Craig Herring (Rochdale Angling Centre) 102-10-0; Dave Swain (Garbolino) 94-12-0; John Devine (Platt Bridge Tackle) 87-6-0. Sun. 40. Lee Thornton (Bagem Baits) 74-8-0, F1s and carp 2lb, luncheon meat, 14m pole, peg 15 Trio; Geoff Scott (Rochdale Angling) 73-12-0; Alan Dewhurst (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 61-8-0; Paul Duffy (Trafford Angling) 609-11-0.


Bradshaw Hall, Lancashire. Tues.  Lake Four. 20. Tom Pennington (Tri Cast Highfield) 85-0-0, carp, pellet and paste, 16m pole, peg 30; Dave Ford (Miracle Baits) 71-8-0; Dave Brierley (Fisherman’s Bait) 64-8-0; Alan Battersby (Miracle Baits) 61-8-0. Wed. Lake Eight. 21. John Clayton (Bolton) small carp, roach and skimmers, soft pellet and maggot, 11m pole, peg 14; Mike Booth (Tri-Cast Highfield) 26-0-0; Geoff Terry (Little Lever) 18-0-0; Ray Windsor (Little Lever) 14-4-0. Sun. Lake Three. 22. Mike Booth (Tri-Cast Highfield) 20-10-0, skimmer bream and roach, soft pellet, 5m pole, peg 17; Paul Johnston (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 18-1-0; Ron Holt (Sensas NW) 16-0-0; Ray Windsor (Little Lever) and John Clayton (Bolton) 14-8-0. Sun. Lake Three. 22. Mike Booth (Tri-Cast Highfield) 20-10-0, skimmer bream and roach, soft pellet, 5m pole, peg 17; Paul Johnston (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 18-1-0; Ron Holt (Sensas NW) 16-0-0; Ray Windsor (Little Lever) and John Clayton (Bolton) 14-8-0.


Brookside, Cheshire. Thurs. Snake Pit. 34. Mark Plevin (Deggies Tackle) 69-4-0, carp to 5lb, meat, 11m pole, peg 3; Jim Wilson (Kieron Rich) 65-8-0; James Howarth (Fox MG) 63-2-0; Paul Jones (Bait-Tech) 60-2-0. Thurs. 21. Anthony Atkinson (Edgley Sports) 99-4-0, carp to 3lb and 45lb of ide, maggot and meat, 5 and 6m pole, peg 50; Dave Pollitt (Hirst Tackle) 75-0-0; John Shallom (Stalybridge) 70-2-0; Ray Thompson (Vale Royal Angling) 69-14-0. Sat. 42. Anthony Atkinson (Danny’s Tackle) 94-2-0, ide and small carp, soft pellet, 12m pole, peg 2 Snake; Dave Williams (Garbolino Elton) 85-4-0; Mark Plevin (Deggies Tackle) 65-2-0; Paul Jones (Bait-Tech) 57-12-0. Sun. Snake and Willow. 49. Mark Plevin (Deggies Tackle) 84-12-0, carp to 3lb, luncheon meat, 14m pole, peg 10 Snake; Paul Jones (Bait-Tech) 56-6-0; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 54-0-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 49-2-0.



High Heyes Farm, Lake Three. Lancashire. Sat. 18. Les Del Pinto (Complete Fisherman) 46-12-0, barbel to 5lb, worm, 13m pole, peg 31; Martin Liptrot (Saints) 26-8-0; Ricky Yates (Ted Carter’s Preston) 24-8-0; Marc Abbott (high Heyes) 20-12-0.


Lingmere, Match Lake. Cheshire. Sat. 18. Dave Wilcox (Rod n Reel) 57-6-0, carp, tench and barbel, red maggot, 4m pole along bank, peg 19; Andy Kirk (Bidston) 48-6-0; Matt Dawes (Birkenhead) 47-1-0; Colin Doran (Widnes AC) 42-8-0.


Liverpool & DAA,  Leeds-Liverpool Canal at Ashton’s Bridge. Merseyside. Sun. 17.  Ken Smith (Mersey Dockers) 7-12-0, three tench and roach, caster and worm, 10m pole; Steve Maddock (Maghull Community Centre) 7-7-0; Dave Nicholls (Mersey Dockers) 6-7-0; Peter Gradwell (Liverpool AS) 5-4-0.


Meadow View, Cheshire. Tues. OAPs. Lark Pool. 22. Paul Ledgerton (Widnes) 62-8-0, carp to 8lb, pellet, feeder at 12m, peg 42; Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 58-2-0; Roy Morgan (Gosjak) 44-6-0; George Osborne (Penketh) 32-0-0. Thurs. Linnet Pool. Roy Morgan (Gosjak) 44-6-0, carp to 2lb, pellet and corn, 11m pole, peg 21; Ken Jefferies (Edgley Sports) 19-10-0; Jim Owen (Lymm) 10-0-0; Lawrence Oliver (Danny’s Tackle) 8-8-0. Sat. 26. Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 56-0-0, carp to 10lb, soft pellet, tip and 13m pole, peg 28; Julie Stokes (Lymm) 53-10-0; Graham Stokes (Tri-Cast Highfield) and Phil Chung (Tameside Fox) 35-2-0.


Mill House,  Mescar Lake. Merseyside. Wed. 20. Peter Gradwell (Liverpool AS) 92-14-0, carp to 6lb, pellet, 12m pole, peg 54; Dave Dunn (Maghull) 50-4-0; Stan Phillips (Mersey Dockers) 45-14-0; Jim Faulkner (Old Swan) 34-4-0. Sat. 16. Ken Dooley (Liverpool AS) 63-4-0, carp and skimmer bream, soft pellet, 14m pole, peg 22; Peter Gradwell (Liverpool AS) 38-6-0; John Vernon (Elton Tackle) 37-8-0; Alan Menzies (Garbolino Elton) 36-2-0.


Newton-le-Willows AA, Over 60s. Vulcan Reservoir. Merseyside. 16. Eddie McLorie (Newton) 14-8-0, tench, carp, roach and skimmers, soft pellet, 6 and 12m pole, peg 8; Paul Hill (Runcorn) 11-11-0; Harry Newton (Warrington) 9-13-8; Stan Roberts (Ashton-in-Makerfield) 8-6-0.


Northwood Garden Centre Aggregate, Hanchurch Fisheries, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Sun. Model Canal, 24. Andy Everill (Ultimate Pellet) 101-12-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 19; Ian Sinker (Stoke-on-Trent) 76-7-0; Neil Dimmock (Trentside Angling) 61-11-0; Mark Taylor (Trentside Angling) 54-10-0.


Old Hough Fishery, Warmingham, Middlewich, Cheshire, Tues. Big Max Pool, 16. Ian Mellor (Crewe Mals) 56-14-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Kevin Brooks (Old Hough Fishery) 41-4-0; Lewis Breeze (Drennan North West) 33-15-0. Thurs. Prospect Pool, 17. Dale Richardson (Old Hough Fishery) 47-6-0, carp and silver fish, poled pellet; Frank Bradley (Old Hough Fishery) 29-13-0; Pete Clements (Protak Barlows) 24-3-0. Sat. Boulders Pool, 16. Alex Hulme (Stoke-on-Trent) 59-4-0, carp and silver fish, poled pellet; Ken Potts (Old Hough Fishery) 35-10-0; Steve Michaels (Tri-Cast) 32-8-0.


Partridge Lakes,  Cheshire. Mon. OAPs. Spey & Marsh. 24. Graham Broughton (Bait Tech) 42-14-0, mirror carp and F1s, meat, 6m pole, peg 3 Spey; Bill Fairclough (Widnes & District) 39-13-0; Ron Kinsella (Widnes) 38-14-0; Keith Blakeley (Leigh, Tackle & Bait) 34-15-0. Mon. Open. Covey Canal. John Turner (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 88-4-0, F1s and mirror carp, pellet, shot pole, near bank, peg 64; Andy Middleton (Gratton AC) 83-6-0; Colin Mulholland (Kieron Rich) 77-3-0; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 72-10-0. Tues. 69. Jason Hutchinson (Mossborough Tackle Box) 58-10-0, F1s and ide, worm and caster, 4 and 11m pole, peg 67; Andy Greaves (Elton Tackle) 57-5-0; Gordon Brown (Gratton Leeds) 54-8-0; Paul Balmforth (Maver NW) 53-8-0. Wed. OAPs. Ron Smith (Bolton Angling Centre) 78-13-0, Mirror carp and F1s, meat, 6m pole near bank, peg 63; Mike Bambury (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 67-14-0; Paul Keenan (SOB) 59-7-0; Jim Smith (Manchester) 48-5-0. Thurs. 32. John Corless (Tonge Moore) 105-12-0, small carp, F1s and ide, worm and caster, 6m pole, peg 68; Andy Bennett (Bait Tech) 82-8-0; Steve Kelly (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 78-11-0; Mike Astbury 77-6-0. Sat. 57. Andy Middleton (Gratton AC) 68-15-0, F1s, pellet, 10m pole, peg 57’ Kevin Lavelle 68-12-0; James Davies (Vale Royal Angling) 54-15-0 and Brian Bennett (Garbolino Elton) 54-15-0. Sun. Andy Bennett (Bait Tech) 67-5-0, mirror carp and F1s, soft pellet, 11m pole, peg 2, £170 pools; Dave Jowett Jnr (Fisherman’s Way) 64-5-0; Andy Greaves (Elton Tackle) 59-1-0; Mike Bower (Hemsworth Angling Centre) 58-10-0; Len Poulford (Angler’s Corner) 56-15-0; Dale Shepherd (Hemsworth Angling Centre) 53-2-0.


St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Sat. 18. Dave Rigby (St. Helens) 26-10-0, bream and skimmers, bread feeder, maggot and worm, peg 40; Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 17-8-0; Ron Ranson 13-12-0; Ernie Hankinson 12-10-0.


Stapeley Cudmore, Whitmore, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, Sun. Suez Canal, 25. Gary Kirby (Stapeley Cudmore) 85-10-0, carp to 4 lb, some tench and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 28; Anthony King (Protak Barlows) 75-10-0; Shaun Hill (Stapeley Cudmore) 75-2-0; Frank Cooke (Ray’s Tackle) 66-14-0; Richie Mynett (Stapeley Cudmore) 53-8-0; Bill Gilchrist (Stapeley Cudmore) 50-6-0.


Stoke City DAS, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Junction, Norbury, Stafford, Sat. 28. Stan Ward (Bilston Angling Centre) 5-3-8, perch, gudgeon and roach, poled caster and squatt, peg 83; Simon Nickless (Saints) 3-12-2; Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 3-8-8; Dave Edgeley (Sam’s Tackle, Wigan) 3-7-14; Dave Holbrook (Brownhills) 3-6-10; Dennis Sumner (Bilston Angling Centre) 2-13-8.


Wigan & District AA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Lancashire.  Wed. Botany bay. 17. Kevin Stothers (Hindley MG) 10-10-8, two bream for 4lb plus skimmers, punch and caster, 11m pole, pegged in boatyard; Dave Trafford (Ted Carter’s Preston) 6-12-4; Gary Marchant (Rod & Reel) 6-11-4; John Rowley (Bolton) 4-4-4. Sat. Red Rocks. 18. Sean Wharton (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 4-9-4, bream 2lb and skimmers, punch bread, 13m pole, peg 169; Norman Watson (Hindley MG) 4-5-0; Kevin Garry (Hindley Match) 4-0-0; Alan Whalley (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 3-6-8.


Wirral Open, Trent and Mersey Canal, Barnton, Cheshire, Sun. 33. Paul Hughes (Saints Veterans) 7-7-0, all roach, poled squatt, peg 13 by the walkover bridge at Red Lion; Shaun Birchall (Sam’s Tackle, Wigan) 6-5-0; Phil Johnson (Browning Lifestyle) 5-7-0; Roger Gardom (Ted carter, Southport) 5-1-0; Simon Nickless (Saints) 4-14-11; Mark Crossley (Willaston) 4-8-0.