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North West Angler’s Mail matches for May 19/20 2012.





Bannister House,  Match Canal. Merseyside. Sun. 41. Joe Kenyon (Ted Carter’s Preston) 75-12-0, carp 6lb with chub and bream, worm, 15m pole, peg 50; John Raby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 69-4-0; John Vernon (Elton Tackle) 50-0-0; Bill Smith (Bannister House)


Blundell’s,  Roving match. Cheshire. Wed. 30. Ian Ridgeway (Rochdale Angling) 113-15-0, F1s and carp to 2lb, paste, 3m pole, peg 29 Trio; Jamie Hughes (Maver/Bag’emBaits) 108-15-0; Ray Thompson (Vale Royal Angling) 91-4-0; Mark Harris (Miracle Baits) 84-3-0. Thurs. eve. 18. Kerry Kirkwood (St Helens Angling) 93-4-0, mirror and common carp to 11lb, meat, Method feeder and pole, peg 50 Ash; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 91-7-0; Mark Harris (Miracle Baits) 77-11-0; Tom Maiden (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 63-10-0. Sat. 44. Lee Clancy (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 84-13-0, mirror and common carp to 8lb, pellet, waggler, peg 53 Ash; Stuart Carroll (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 61-4-0; John Bradshaw (Mosella Garbolino) 53-10-0; Danny Maguire (Mosella) 50-0-0. Sun. 45. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 130-11-0, mirror and common carp to 9lb, pellet, waggler and 16m pole, peg 63 Pine; Geoff Scott (Rochdale Angling) 50-3-0; Danny Maguire (Mosella) 47-3-0; Jack Howarth (Mosella) 43-11-0.


Bradshaw Hall, Lake Four. Lancashire. Tues. eve. 20. Dave Brierley (Fisherman’s Way) 87-0-0, carp to 4lb, pellet, 13m pole, peg 15; Jason Floyd (Bury) 81-12-0; Steve Leach (Tottington) 57-10-0; James Penny (Manchester) 52-8-0.  Wed. Lake Four. 22. John Jowett (Drennan NW) 54-0-0, skimmer bream and roach. Caster and maggot, 13m pole, peg 5; John Clayton (Bolton) 37-12-0; Dave Brierley (Fisherman’s Way) 36-0-0; Steve Hall (Midleton) 32-0-0. Sun. Lake Eight. 22. John Clayton (Bolton) 50-0-0, small carp, roach and skimmers, maggot and soft pellet, 10m pole, peg 20; Dave Jowett (Ramsbottom) 33-0-0; M Gorman (Bolton) 22-12-0; Gaz Isherwood (Bolton) 22-8-0.


Brookside, Snake Pit. Cheshire. Thurs.  25. Stuart Conroy (Bait-Tech) 88-14-0, small carp, soft pellet, 11m pole, peg 30; Paul Jones (Bait-Tech) 84-2-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 79-2-0; Dave Pollitt (Hirst Tackle) 75-14-0. Sat. 34. Paul Jones (Bait-Tech) 48-12-0, carp to 3 lb, pellet and maggot, 12m pole, peg 40; Andy Butler (Mosella) 43-14-0; Stuart Conroy (Bait-Tech) 40-12-0; Connor Barlow (Mosella Garbolino) 38-2-0. Sun. Snake and Kingfisher. 47. Mark Pleavin (Deggies Tackle) 65-5-0, carp to 3lb, meat and pellet, 11m pole, peg 6 Kingfisher; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 57-6-0; Stuart Conroy (Bait-Tech) 54-12-0; Dean Edwards (Rochdale Anglers) 45-0-0.


Hall Lane. Bess’s Pool. Lancashire. Sun. 43. Gareth Brown (Sam’s Tackle & Bait Tackle) 61-8-0, carp and silver fish, pellet, 12m, peg 52; Barry Taylor (Wigan Angling Centre) 53-4-0; John Blackledge (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 49-10-0; John Burns (St Pats) 46-12-0.


Hanchurch Fisheries, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Wed. Veterans, Model Canal, 14. John Rowley (J & D Windows) 52-1-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 9; Bert Bunker (River Banks) 34-13-0; John Crowder (Hanchurch Fisheries) 30-13-0. Sun. Northwood Garden Centre Aggregate, Model Canal, 16. Danny Lowndes (Hanchurch Silver) 91-10-0, carp, F1s and silvers, poled pellet, peg 44; John Rowley (J & D Windows) 65-6-0; Chris Parker (Trentside Tackle) 62-15-0. Sun. Henshall Insurance Open, Model Canal, 30. Chris Parker (Hanchurch) 86-0-0, carp, F1s and silvers, poled pellet, peg 10; Mark Davey (Terrace AC) 39-14-0; D. Pemberton (Stoke-on-Trent) 35-9-0; G. Lawson (Hanchurch) 33-10-0; Ian Sinker (Stapeley Cudmore) 32-11-0; Steve Crompton (Pooldole AC) 31-8-0.


Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, near Eccleshall, Staffordshire, Sun. Various Pools, 51. Kevin Dennis (Ulimate Pellet) 85-12-0, all F1s to 1 lb, poled meat, Canal 7; Gerry Lees (Gilders Tackle) 75-6-0; Phil Mellor (Heronbrook) 75-4-0; Ade Cattell (Maver Gold) 70-8-0; Sean Hill (Stapeley Cudmore) 70-6-0; Tony Maj (Maver Gold) 69-2-0.


JCB, North Lake, Rocester, Staffordshire, Fri. 18. Reg Wild (JCB) 68-12-0, carp and bream, tea bag and sweetcorn, while reading paper!); Terry Wood (JCB) 67-0-0; Steve Gilbert (JCB) 56-4-0. Sun. 34. Steve Gilbert (JCB) 82-2-0, eleven carp, Method feeder and pellet, peg 59; Reg Wild (JCB) 52-12-0; Andy Taft (Bait Tech) 46-4-0; Dave Plant (Cheadle) 45-4-0. Fri. North Lake, 21. Terry Wood (JCB) 95-8-0, carp, straight legered pellet, peg 1; Steve Gilbert (JCB) 78-12-0; Ian Harnett (JCB) 69-4-0; Dave Hunter (Burton) 61-8-0; Steve Mellor (JCB) 59-4-0. Sun. South Lake, 24. Mick King (JCB) 53-8-0, bream, feeder and maggot, peg 3; Dave Shaw (Cannock) 35-12-0; Rick Guy (JCB) 28-5-0; Don Slaymaker (Nottingham) 24-4-0; Tony Jeffery (JCB) 21-12-0.


Lingmere, Match Lake. Cheshire. Thurs. 17. Alan Dewhurst (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead), new lake record 166-0-0, carp and barbel to 5lb, shallow pellet, 13m pole, peg 11; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere Fishery) 117-6-0; Dave Randles (Moreton) 86-12-0; Mark Downey (Moreton) 81-10-0. Sat. Steve Openshaw (Lingmere Fishery) 80-5-0, carp and F1s, soft pellet, 14m pole, peg 21; Steve Balson (Moreton) 69-8-0;p Alan Dewhurst (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead)  56-2-0; Barry Bush (Lingmere Tackle) 48-12-0.


Meadow View, Lark Pool. Cheshire. Tues. OAPs. 17. Alan Provost (Trafford Angling) 44-4-0, carp to 10lb, soft pellet, 10m pole, peg 30; Les Daws (Woodhouse Park) 42-0-0; Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 41-14-0; Roger Peet (Oldham Owls) 35-2-0. Thurs. OAPs. Thrush Pool. 20. Richard Rawsthorne (Ashton Angling Supplies) 38-0-0, carp to 5lb, pellet, 8 and 10m pole in margins, peg 1; Len Oliver (Danny’s Tackle) 27-12-0; Bill Fairclough (Widnes & District) 27-8-0; Paul Burgess (Bait Tech) 23-8-0. Sat. Moorcroft Championship. Lark Pool. Sat. 21. Rick Thompson (Trafford) 81-10-0, carp to 8lb, soft pellet up in water, 14m pole, peg 38; Jim Garside (Team Hydro) 73-10-0; Ricky Salmon (Meadow View) 53-0-0; Paul Ledgerton (Widnes) 46-4-0. Sun. 26. Mike Thompson (Trafford Angling) 119-10-0, carp to 8lb, soft pellet, 14m pole, peg 40; Jim Garside (Team Hydro) 88-7-0; Bob Dac (Edgley Sports) 77-2-0; Ricky Salmon (Meadow View) 66-4-0.



Middlewich Spring League, Trent and Mersey Canal, Middlewich, Cheshire, Sun. Round Five, 80. Ian ‘Tash’ Morrison (Ted Carter Southport Green) 8-9-0; Paul Dobing (Browning Lifestyle) 6-10-0; Dave Massey (Sam’s Tackle, Wigan) 6-1-8; Ross Wightman (Exiles) and Martin Owen (Browning Lifestyle) both 5-6-8; Sam Rushton (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 5-6-0. Teams: Maver Tipton Van den Eynde Gold 60; Browning Lifestyle Blue and Maver Tipton Van den Eynde Red both 58; Ted Carter Southport 57; Maver Tipton Nelly 55; Browning Lifestyle Red 51.

League: Maver Tipton Van den Eynde Red 289; Browning Lifestyle Blue 287; Maver Tipton Van den Eynde Gold 275; Ted Carter Southport 271; Rugeley MG 252; Browning Lifestyle Red 244; Browning Lifestyle Green 235 and Exiles both 235; Maver Tipton Van den Eynde Nelly 227; Frank’s Four 224; Latecomers 221; Four Ashes Quiet Men 218; Betley’s Beer Monsters 203; Sam’s Tackle Wigan Green 193; Birkenhead 186; Sam’s Tackle Wigan Blue 150; Dams and Lock 145; Penkridge 136; Cheshire MG 122; Saints 59.


Mill House, Mescar Lake. Merseyside. Wed. 21. Simon Waller (Liverpool AS) 118-14-0, carp 6 lb, banded pellet, Method feeder, peg 60; Matt Higgins (Maghull) 118-4-0; Ritchie Wilson (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 113-2-0; Gareth Charnock (Mersey Dockers) 66-12-0. Sat. 22. Steve Parry (Fazakerley) 72-6-0, carp to 8lb, soft pellet, 14m pole, peg 52; Colin Ambrose (Mersey Dockers) 45-8-0; Paul Farquhar (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 44-2-0; Matt Higgins (Maghull) 40-0-0/


Newton-le-Willows AA, Sankey Canal Upper Pound. Merseyside. Thurs. Over 60s. 30. Harry Newton (Warrington) 9-9-0, skimmer bream and roach, 12m pole, peg 30; Alan Tweedle (Widnes) 7-15-0; Eddie McLorie (Newton) 6-8-0; Eddie Cook (Warrington) 5-11-0.


Northern AA, Rochdale Canal at Borshaw. Cheshire. Sun. 29. Graham Lees (Stalybridge) 5-6-0, bream and skimmers, caster and worm, 11m pole, peg 1; Derek Bowers (Drennan NW) 5-4-8; Frank Kearns (Bolton) and Derek walker (Little Lever) 3-14-0.


Old Hough Coarse Fishery, Warmington, Middlewich, Cheshire, Tues. Boulders Lake, 14. Pete Clements (Protak Barlows) 47-4-0, small carp and other species, pole pellet and maggot; peg 18; Ian Mellor (Wyche Anglers) 45-9-0; Ben Clarke (Old Hough Fishery) 37-4-0; George Ives-Keeler (Protak Barlows) 35-10-0. Thurs. Upper Benbo,15. Lewis Breeze (Drennan North West) 56-14-0, small carp, tench and other species, poled pellet and maggot, peg 4; Ian Mellor (Wyche Anglers) 44-10-0; Barry Bates (Old Hough Fishery) 42-3-0; Tim Moores (Protak Barlows) 33-10-0. Sat. Big Max Lake, 18. Pete Clements (Protak Barlows) 57-5-0, F1s, tench, roach, skimmers and others, poled pellet and maggot, peg 12; Dale Richardson (Old Hough Fishery) 45-10-0; Ken Potts (Old Hough Fishery) 33-15-0; Stef Brown (Old Hough Fishery) 30-8-0. Tues. Prospect Pool, 14. Ian Mellor (Wyche Anglers) 81-9-0, small carp and other species, poled pellet; George Ives-Keeler (Protak Barlows) 50-14-0; Peter Cooper (Old Hough Fishery) 39-3-0. Thurs. Goose Pool, 12. Tim Robinson (Crewe Mals) 29-11-0, small carp and others, poled maggot and pellet; Ian Mellor (Wyche Anglers) 24-1-0; Dale Richardson (Old Hough Fishery) 17-13-0. Sat. Upper and Lower benbo, 23. Ian Mellor (Wyche Anglers) 89-7-0, carp, poled pellet; Lewis Breeze (Drennan North West) 81-10-0; Neil Kilgariff (Middleport) 50-2-0.


Partridge Lakes,  Cheshire. Mon. OAPs. Spey & Ribbon. 18. Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 67-12-0, mirror carp and F1s, meat, 11m pole, peg 2; Bill Fairclough (Widnes & District) 47-6-0; Keith Blakelely (Leigh, Tackle & Bait) 47-5-0; Barry Whittle (Dave’s Tackle) 46-5-0. Tues. Covey Canal. 23. Gavin Vernon (Matrix) 82-2-0, F1 and handful ide, worm, 3m pole, peg 92; Kieron Rich 76-3-0; Keith Dixon Jnr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 71-6-0; Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 58-2-0. Wed. OAPs. 49. John Bailey (Warrington) 53-6-0, F1s and ide, worm, 4m pole, peg 59; Eddie Battersby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 44-11-0; Alan Provost (Trafford Angling) 44-2-0; Barry Richardson (Rochdale) 43-10-0. Thurs. 28. Kevin Clarke (Leigh, Tackle & Bait) 102-14-0, mirror carp and F1s, worm and caster, 7m pole in margins, peg 4; Keith Dixon Jnr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 99-13-0; Lee Addy (Bait-Tech) 96-15-0; Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 94-11-0. Sat. 42. Lee Harrison (Maver) 53-7-0, F1s and ide, white maggot, 11m pole, peg 75; Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 47-14-0; Ken Bennett (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 47-2-0; Steve Bennett 45-9-0; John Kenning (Goole) 44-12-0. Sun. Covey Canal and Marsh Canal. 84. Rob Pelling (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 82-11-0, F1s, mirror carp and common carp, pellet, 4 and 11m pole, peg 73 Covey, £160 pools; Mike Crooks (Hemsworth) 76-1-0; Colin Scott (Garbolino Elton) 71-15-0; James Dent (MAP Elton) 68-11-0; Ron Buckley (Fisherman’s Way) 62-5-0; Lee Riley (Rochdale Anglers) 52-11-0.


St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam. Mike Walton Memorial. Merseyside. Sat. 103.  Bill Kelly (Tri-Cast Highfield) 13-14-0, bream and skimmers, red maggot and worm, bread feeder at 35m, peg 42, £480 pools; Derek Bennett (Preston Innovations) 13-9-0; Steve Pickard  (Wigan) 12-4-0; Shaun Fletcher (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 9-10-0; Jim Crossley (Mosella Garbolino) 8-14-0; Gordon Simm Jnr (Bolton Angling Centre) 7-7-0. Raised £550 for McMillan Nurses Charity.


Stapeley Cudmore, Whitmore, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire, Sat. Suez and Brewsters Canals, 35. Francis O’Reilly (Team Marukyu) 79-8-0, carp to 4 lb plus skimmers, poled pellet, Suez 2; Kevin Shone (Stapeley Cudmore) 63-8-0; Andy Moors (Maver Pickering’s) 57-2-0; Anthony Furnival (Ted Carter Southport) 52-10-0; Tim Moors (Ted Carter Southport) 52-0-0; Will Crowder (Stapeley Cudmore) 48-10-0. Sat. Suez and Brewsters Canals, 32. Chris Gorrell (Ted Carter Southport) 71-14-0, carp to 4 lb, skimmers and a few tench, poled pellet and sweetcorn, Suez 26; Jon Brogden (Ted Carter Southport) 66-8-0; Mark Kearns (Stapeley Cudmore) 57-0-0; Rob Prince (Crewe Match Centre) 56-14-0; Lee Kearns (Stapeley Cudmore) 52-2-0; Andy Rogers (Stapeley Cudmore) 50-12-0. Sun. Brewsters and Pool 5, 22. Carl Lane (Prescott Angling Centre) 80-8-0, carp to 4 lb with a few skimmers and tench, poled pellet, Pool 5 peg 15; Anthony Furnival (Ted Carter Southport) 75-6-0; Bill Gilchrist (Stapeley Cudmore) 70-14-0; Steve Boyd (Prescott Angling Centre) 63-0-0; Jimmy Morris (Stapeley Cudmore) 61-12-0; John Brayford (Hanchurch Fisheries) 58-2-0.


Winsford Flash Fisheries, Winsford, Cheshire, Sat. 29. Dave Barnes (Bolton) 22-15-0, bream and skimmers, poled worm and maggot; Terry Kettle (Vale Royal Angling) 18-5-0; Jimmy Hines (Saints) 17-8-0. Sun. 36. Jeff Tongue (Big Boys) 27-3-0, bream and skimmers, feeder fished worm and maggot; M. Stevens (Accrington Stanley) 26-0-0; Andy Insley (Vale Royal Angling) 24-2-0; Phil Murphy (Manchester) 20-0-0. Sat. 32. Andy hamlet (Vale Royal Angling) 36-6-0, bream and skimmers, feeder fished worm and maggot; John Warburton (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 30-5-0; Ian Williams (Vale Royal Angling) 22-6-0. Sun. 16. M. Stevens (Ace Angling) 16-14-0, skimmers, feeder fished worm and maggot; Gary Skerritt (Maver Pickering’s) 12-15-0.