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North West Angler’s Mail matches for May 26/27 2012.













Bannister House, Match Canal. Merseyside. Wed. 23. Ian Sullivan (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 168-12-0, carp and chub, soft pellet shallow, 15m pole, peg 24; Martin Bullock (Ted Carter’s Preston) 146-4-0; Neil Charnock (Bannister House) 119-12-0; Martin Kay (Elton Tackle) 104-10-0. Sun. 38. Steve Ward (St Helens) 119-8-0, carp, chub and skimmer bream, soft pellet, 15m pole, peg 14; Frank Yardley (Ted Carter’s Preston) 84-0-0; Phil Dawber (Southport) 83-10-0; John Vernon (Elton Tackle) 74-0-0.


Blundell’s, Roving match. Cheshire. Wed. 41. Danny Maguire (Mosella) 173-12-0, mirror and common carp to 10 lb, banded pellet, Method feeder, peg 57 Ash; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 165-1-0; John McFarland (Rochdale Angling Centre) 113-0-0; Chris Ruscoe (Rod n’ Reel) 105-1-0. Sat. 47. Jim Price (Deeside Tackle) 101-14-0, mirror and common carp to 12 lb, pellet shallow, 16m pole, peg 41 Ash; David Doherty (Edgley Sports) 94-3-0; Martin Griffiths (Cheshire Angling) 81-2-0; Trevor Jackson (Rod n’ Reel) 69-8-0. Sun. 33. Ian Ridgeway (Rochdale Angling) 85-7-0, F1s to 2lb and small carp, meat and paste, 4m pole, peg 3 Trio; Simon Beswick (North West Worms) 64-2-0; Lee Thornton (Bagem Baits) 62-2-0; Chris Davies (Tight Lines Shaw) 61-7-0.


Bradshaw Hall, Lancashire. Tues. eve. Carp Match. 20. Alan Battersby (Kearsley) 133-2-0, carp to 6 lb, paste and soft pellet, 16m pole, peg 9; Dave Ford (Bolton) 84-0-0; Jay Floyd (Bury) 82-14-0; Alan Clements (Bury) 47-8-0. Wed. Silver Fish. 21. John Clayton (Bolton) 44-0-0, roach and skimmer bream, maggot and pellet, 13m pole, peg 32; Dave Brierley (Fisherman’s Way) 38-4-0; Mike Booth (Tri-Cast Highfield) 35-4-0; Steve Rogers (Bolton) 31-4-0. Thurs. eve. 33. Chris Preece (Ashton Angling Supplies) 118-14-0, mirror, common and ghost carp to 12 lb, meat in the margin, 8m pole, peg 35 West; Chris Shaw (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 77-5-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 66-3-0; Albert Malcomson (Drennan NW) 62-10-0. Sun. Lake Eight. 24. Paul Johnston (Bolton) 39-4-0, small carp and skimmers, red maggot, 11m pole, peg 16; Rob Friendly (Bolton) 39-0-0; Mike Booth (Tri-Cast Highfield) 28-10-0; John Clayton (Bolton) 28-0-0.


Brookside, Cheshire. Thurs. Snake. 27. Stuart Conroy (Drennan NW) 85-2-0, carp to 4lb and ide, caster shallow, 13m pole, peg 51; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 69-6-0; Andy Butler (Mosella) 68-6-0; Wayne Jones (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 64-14-0. Sat. Snake and Willow. 48. Alan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 73-6-0, carp to 6 lb, worm and pellet, 13m pole ,peg 36 Snake; Wayne Jones (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 63-6-0; Andy Grimes (Mosella) 59-12-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 57-0-0. Sun. 44. Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 93-12-0, worm and caster, carp to 4 lb, 12m pole, peg 36 Snake; Paul Jones (Bait-Tech) 78-8-0; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 71-8-0; Jim Price (Deeside Tackle) 67-0-0.


Hall Lane, Merlin’s Pool. Lancashire. Thurs. 16. Mark Ellerman (Ted Carter’s Preston) 48-0-0, carp and silvers, worm and caster, 11m pole, peg 20; Gareth Charnock (Mersey Dockers) 41-0-0; Alan Miller (Mersey Dockers) and Bill Edmunds (Ted Carter’s Preston) 39-0-0.


Hanchurch Fisheries, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Wed. Veterans, Model Canal, 14. Ray Lightfoot (Stoke-on-Trent) 33-4-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 57; Mark Taylor (Trentside Tackle) 31-15-0; J. Coxon (Hanchurch Fisheries) 29-2-0. Sun. Northwood Garden Centre Aggregate, Model Canal, 21. Kevin Roden (Trentside Tackle) 89-11-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet and sweetcorn, peg 24; D. Pemberton (Stoke-on-Trent) 71-11-0; Vinnie Smith (Highfield Angling Supplies) 63-11-0; John Rowley (J and D Windows) 60-12-0.


Heronbrook Fishery, Slindon, near Eccleshall, Staffordshire, Sun. Various Pools, 60. Stef Brown (Congleton) 130-3-0, carp from 5 to 10 lb, poled meat, peg 16 Match Lake; Damian Bracken (Mosella Garbolino) 119-13-0; Jason Brown (Maver Midlands) 114-7-0; Steve Conway (Lichfield) 83-4-0; Richard Hughes (Sensas Rod ‘n Reel) 77-8-0; Paul Gibson (Trentside Tackle) 72-0-0. Thurs Costcutter, Bridge and Meadow Pools, 23. S. Horton (Manchester) 145-14-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet and meat, peg 3 Meadow; Dave Walker (Crewe) 134-6-0; A. Christie (Heronbrook) 119-0-0; Graham Bowers (Heronbrook) 114-2-0; Steve Edwards (Black Country Fisheries) 111-14-0; G. Wilde (Manchester) 103-12-0.


High Heyes Farm, Lake Three. Lancashire. Sat. 24. Paul Meadows (Cast NW) 38-12-0, barbel to 5 lb, maggot, 8m pole, peg 32, has won last four weeks; John Farity (High Heyes) 32-0-0; Paul Stott (Bolton) 31-14-0; Damien Brierley (Tri-Cast Highfield) 31-12-0.


Lingmere, Match Lake. Cheshire. Thurs. 17. Alan Dewhurst (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 117-0-0, F1s to 2 lb, pellet shallow, 13m pole, peg 24; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere Fishery) 61-0-0; Paul Wright (Liverpool) 57-12-0; Winston Duckers (Chester) 46-12-0.Sat. 22. James Howson (Maver) 71-2-0, barbel to 5lb on near bank and F1s shallow maggot, 13m pole, peg 3; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere Fishery) 51-7-0; Tony Moran (Vine Baits) 45-2-0; Dave Ward (Connahs Quay) 42-14-0.


Meadow View, Cheshire. Tues. OAPs. Lark Pool, 17. Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 73-6-0, carp to 6 lb, soft pellet, pole and tip, peg 33; Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 65-14-0; Alan Provost (Trafford Angling) 65-0-0; Les Daws (Woodhouse Park) 64-8-0. Thu OAPs. Linnet Pool. 16. Ray Hignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 75-0-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet,12m pole along margin, peg 2; Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 66-8-0; Roger Peet (Oldham Owls) 33-14-0; George Osborne (Penketh) 33-12-0. Sat. Moorcroft Builder Championship. Lark Pool. 19. Sean Woodward (Cheshire Angling) 98-0-0, carp to 10 lb, sweetcorn, 3m pole, peg 22; Julie Stokes 36-12-0; Paul Hill (Gilder’s Tackle) 34-0-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 33-4-0. Sun. 26. Andy Hart (In Memory of Ian Ridley) 86-14-0, carp to 10 lb, pellet, Method feeder, peg 22; Gareth Finlay (Lymm) 55-0-0; Jim Garside (Team Hydro) 39-8-0; Dave Hancox (Cheshire Angling) 33-6-0.


Middlewich Spring League, Trent and Mersey Canal, Middlewich, Cheshire, Sun. Final Round, 80. Ben Garbett (Browning Lifestyle Blue) 5-13-0, dace and gudgeon, poled squatt and pinkie, Mill Lane boats; Simon Preece (Browning Lifestyle Blue) 5-10-5; Mick Davies (Sam’s Tackle, Wigan) 5-9-4; Tony Foster (Dams and Lock) 5-0-0; Dave Hughes (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde Red) 4-13-7; Dave Lloyd (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde Gold) 4-12-0. Teams: Maver Tipton Van den Eynde Red 69; Sam’s Tackle Green 62; Ted Carter Southport and Browning Lifestyle Red both 58; Maver Tipton Van den Eynde Gold 54; Frank’s Four 52. Final League: Maver Tipton Van den Eynde Red 358; Browning Lifestyle Blue 335; Maver Tipton Van den Eynde Gold and Ted Carter Southport Green both 329; Browning Lifestyle Red 302; Rugeley MG 292; Browning Lifestyle Green 279; Frank’s Four 276; Maver Tipton Van den Eynde Nelly 270; Exiles 261; Sam’s Tackle Green 255; Latecomers 253; Four Ashes Very Quiet Men and Betley’s Beer Monsters both 236; Birkenhead 210; Sam’s Tackle Blue 201; Dams and Lock 189; Penkridge 153; Cheshire MG 138; Saints 102.


Mill House, Mescar Lake. Merseyside. Wed. 26. Ritchie Wilson (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 156-6-0 lake record, carp to 8 lb, pellet shallow, 14m pole, peg 54; Gareth Charnock (Mersey Dockers) 144-4-0; Steve Parry (Diawa Guru) 101-12-0; Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 97-0-0. Sat. Ken Jones (Elton tackle) 77-10-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet, 3m pole in margin, peg 28; John Vernon (Elton Tackle) 57-0-0; Martin Kay (Elton Tackle) 49-4-0; John Raby (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 41-6-0.


Newton-le-Willows AA, Penkford Canal. Merseyside. Thurs. Over 60s. 20. Jim Byrne (Warrington) 13-15-0, roach and skimmer bream, caster, 11m pole, peg 6; Bob Wrench (Farnworth) 8-3-0; Raymond Shorrocks (Farnworth) 8-0-0.


Northern AA, Rochdale Canal. Cheshire. Sun. 25. Tony Corolla (Trafford Angling) 10-6-0, 2 tench for 7lb and skimmers, worm and red maggot, 12m pole, peg 17; Howard Kitchen (River Rods) 8-3-0; Joe Lawrence (Little Lever) 7-10-8; Baz Petrou (Northern AA) 7-4-0.


Old Hough Fishery, Warmingham, Middlewich, Cheshire. Tues. Boulders Pool, 18. Lewis Breeze (Drennan North West) 89-12-0, carp and silvers, poled worm and caster; Pete Clements (Protak Barlows) 60-8-0; Alex Hulme (Stoke-on-Trent) 43-2-0. Thurs. Lucky Dip, 15. Kevin Brooks (Old Hough Fishery) carp and silvers, poled pellet; Dave Lomas (Crewe Mals) 50-13-0; Ian Mellor (Crewe Mals) 46-4-0. Thurs. Prospect Pool, 15. William Potts (Old Hough Fishery) 57-2-0, carp and silvers, poled maggot and pellet; Gary Skerritt (Maver Pickering’s) 55-15-0; Graeme Grundy (Old Hough Fishery) 45-5-0. Sat. Big Max Pool, 20. Lewis Breeze (Drennan North West) 88-6-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Dale Richardson (Old Hough Fishery) 63-8-0; Ken Potts (Old Hough Fishery) 55-4-0.


Partridge Lakes, Cheshire. Mon. OAPs. Spey, Ribbon and Marsh. 26. Dave Williams (Garbolino Elton) 43-9-0, mixed small carp and silver fish, maggot, 11m pole, peg 4 Ribbon; Graham Broughton (Bait Tech) 40-6-0; Ian Wilson (Ted Carter’s Preston) 39-12-0; Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 38-11-0. Tues. Covey Canal. 27. Chris Weeder Jnr (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 117-0-0, ide and F1s, caster shallow, 6m pole, peg 75; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 105-1-0; Gavin Vernon (Matrix) 101-4-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 96-8-0. Wed OAPs. 48. Eddie Battersby (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 73-1-0, mirror carp and F1s, worm, 6m pole; Gordon Fielding (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 70-10-0; John Bailey (Warrington) 70-4-0; Keith Blakelely (Leigh, Tackle and Bait) 69-10-0. Thurs. 32. Barry Bush (Lingmere Tackle) 122-8-0, F1s and ide, caster shallow, 6m pole, peg 75; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 120-11-0; John Kenning (Goole) 108-12-0; Paul Mossman (Ted Carter’s Preston) 86-8-0. Sat. 66. Rob Pelling (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 108-0-0, mirror carp to 5 lb, F1s and some ide, soft pellet, 3m pole, peg 67; Andy Geldart (Garbolino Elton) 64-1-0; John Kenning (Goole) 61-2-0; Greg Norris (Garbolino Elton) 59-14-0; Andy Bennett (Bait Tech) 49-12-0; James Davies (Vale Royal Angling) 49-11-0. Sun. 84. Sean Cooke (Elton Tackle) 99-2-0, F1s and mirror carp, soft pellet, 10m pole, peg 50, won £160; Frank Gianoncelli (Preston Innovations) 83-7-0; Mike Bower (Hemsworth Angling Centre) 68-10-0; Paul Balmforth (Maver NW) 64-14-0;p Peter Tickle (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 64-11-0; Lee Harrison (Maver) 64-7-0.


St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Sat. 16. John Harris (St. Helens) 6-15-0, skimmer bream, red maggot, Method feeder, peg 47; Kieron Marsden (St. Helens) 5-10-0; Ron Ranson (St. Helens) 4-15-0.


Stapeley Cudmore, Whitmore, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, Sat. Suez and Brewsters Canals, 32. John Brogden (Ted Carter, Southport) 115-4-0, carp to 6 lb, a few skimmers and tench, poled chopped worm and caster, peg 1 Suez; Chris Gorrell (Ted Carter, Southport) 111-8-0; Anthony King (Protak Barlows) 110-8-0; Dave Cameron (Marukyu) 98-4-0; Pete Madeley (Matrix/Dynamite Trentmen) 81-8-0; Joe Linsey (Marukyu) 77-8-0. Sun. Suez Canal, 22. Shaun Hill (Stapeley Cudmore) 121-10-0, carp to 4 lb, some tench and skimmers, poled worm and caster, peg 18; Gary Kirby (Stapeley Cudmore) 86-2-0; Jamie Declouet (Marukyu) 76-6-0; Mark Kearns (Stapeley Cudmore) 69-6-0; Charlie Moran (Stapeley Cudmore) 63-14-0; Anthony Furnival (Ted Carter, Southport) 63-8-0.


Wigan and District AA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Lancashire. Wed. Dover Lock. 16. Alan Whalley (Sam’s Tackle and Bait) 2-8-0, hybrids and roach, punch bread, 9m pole, peg 8; Ken Sharples (Wigan MG) 1-6-4; Les Ryding (Chorley Socials) and Chris Birchall (Sam’s Tackle and Bait) 1-2-8. Sat. Burscough. 20. Kevin Garry (Hindley Match) 9-10-4, skimmer bream, hybrids and roach, red maggot, 9m pole, peg 688; Len Stringfellow (Wigan and DAA) 7-15-0; Dave McGuinn (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 6-14-0; Anthony Marsden (Sam’s Tackle and Bait) 6-6-0.