North West Angler’s Mail Kamasan Qualifiers for November 19/20, 2011.

* Partridge Lakes, Covey Canal. Cheshire. Sun. 77. Andy Bennett (Fox/Bag’em Baits) 48-8-0, small carp, F1s and ide, white maggot, 7 to 9m pole, peg 66; Brian Bennett (Garbolino Elton) 46-5-0; Stuart Taylor (Tackle Saver) 32-1-0; Lee Riley (Rochdale Anglers) 29-4-0; Tony Mayo (Bolton) 28-7-0; James Howarth (Fox MG) 26-6-0.

* St. Helens AA, Fur & Feather. Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Sun. 90. Mike Birkhill (Leigh, Tackle & Bait) 20-15-0, bream 2 lb and skimmers, red maggot, crumb feeder, peg 158, won three bottles of spirits and £360; Mark Harris (Preston Innovations) 18-15-0; Paul Swift (Bolton Angling Centre) 16-2-0; Shaun Fletcher (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 14-3-0; Lee Addy (Bait-Tech) 14-0-0; Andy Smethurst (Manchester) 13-0-0.

* Wigan & District AA Winter League, Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Burscough Lancashire. Sun. 60. Steve Wilson (Ted Carter’s Preston) 7-2-11, two 2 lb bream and small roach, punch bread, 5, 11 and 13m, peg 677; Matt Glover (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 6-15-3; Mark Wilson (Octoplus Standish) 6-14-0; Richard Yates (Ted Carter’s Preston) 5-10-0; Carl Blurton (Maver NW) 5-0-7; Alan Whalley (Mosella NW) 4-15-13.

Teams: Maver NW 25; Ted Carter’s Preston 33; Mosella NW 36; Octoplus Standish 37.

League: Maver NW 9; Ted Carter’s Preston and Sam’s Tackle & Bait 11; Octoplus Standish 16.

* Winsford & DAA Winter League, River Weaver at Winsford. Cheshire. 65. Darren Hogg (Trafford Angling) and Darren Mulheir (Last Cast) tied for first place, skimmer bream and roach, maggot, 12m pole; Brent Pierrepoint (Rudheath) 11-15-0; Steve Watson (Small Fry) 11-3-0; Graham Evans (Vale Royal Angling) 11-1-0; Ernie Ayers (Last Cast) 10-3-0.

Teams: Rudheath 51; Vale Royal Angling 48; Last Cast Red 45; Pig Flingers 43.

League: Rudheath 259; Last Cast red 226; Vale Royal Angling 225; Dry nets 224.

* Wirral Winter League, Round Five, Trent and Mersey canal, Middlewich town waters, Middlewich, Cheshire, Sun. 54. Mark ‘Whiffer’ Smith (Team Eclipse) 10-10-0, roach and skimmers, poled punched bread and caster, Middlewich town bridge; Paul Dobing (Browning Lifestyle Red) 9-10-5’; Alan Miller (Dockers) 8-8-0; Frank Belfield (Frank’s) 6-15-8; Stan Phillips (Dockers) 6-14-4; Tim Robinson (Frank’s) 6-13-0. Teams: Browning Lifestyle Blue 37; Frank’s 35; Exiles 33; Team Eclipse and Dockers both 31; Browning Lifestyle Red 28.

League: Browning Lifestyle Blue 177; Exiles 171; frank’s 169; Browning Lifestyle Red 163; Team Eclipse 152; Birkenhead 140.


Bannister House, Match Canal. Merseyside. Sun. 18. John Raby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 48-0-0, carp and skimmer bream, soft pellet, 12m pole, peg 14; Steve Machin (Bannister) 21-4-0; Barry Kay (Elton Tackle) 20-12-0; Martin Kay (Elton Tackle) 17-8-0; Alan Menzies (Garbolino Elton) 17-0-0; Gary Wills (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 16-8-0.

Blundell’s, Roving match. Cheshire. Wed. 35. Keith Dixon Jnr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 56-8-0, carp to 2 lb, red maggot, 8 and 10m pole, peg 7; Andy Nelson (TRAC) 53-14-0; Chris Weeder Jnr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 52-10-0; Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 48-8-0. Sat. 41. Kerry Kirkwood (St. Helens Angling) 80-14-0, carp to 12 lb, pellet, 15m pole, peg East Lodge 3; Llion Pritchard (Anglesey) 47-4-0; Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 43-1-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 34-14-0. Sun. 49. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 90-9-0, carp to 8 lb, red maggot, waggler on far bank and later 16m pole, peg 53; Dave Horan (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 39-6-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 37-6-0; Barry Bush (Lingmere Tackle) 36-0-0.

Bradshaw Hall, Lake Four. Lancashire. Wed. 26. Lee Addy (Bait-Tech) 16-4-0, skimmer bream and roach, caster, 13m pole, peg 25; Gary McClelland (DBJG Baits) 13-12-0; Geoff Terry (Little Lever) 12-12-0; Paul Johnston (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 12-4-0. Sat. 24. Lee Addy (Bait-Tech) 28-0-0, roach and skimmers, caster, 13m pole, peg 2; Gary Whalley (Bait Tech) 22-0-0; Matthew Forster (Sensas NW) 16-14-0; Mike Booth (Tri-Cast Highfield) 15-10-0. Sun. Lake Three. 21. Dave James (Bolton Angling Centre) 18-4-0, skimmer bream and roach, caster, 13m pole, peg 13; Geoff Terry (Little Lever) 17-11-0; Gary McClelland (DBJG Baits) 17-0-0; Steve Leach (Tottington) 16-9-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit. Cheshire. Sat. 33. Stuart Conroy (Bait-Tech) 39-2-0, mostly carp but some perch and skimmers, red maggot, 8m pole in the track, peg 5; Trevor Dewhurst (Premier Driveways) 34-3-0; Alan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 29-2-0; Andy Grimes 27-8-0. Sun. Snake & Willow. 37. John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 41-0-0, 30 lb of carp plus ide and perch, maggot, 12m pole, peg Snake 3; Stuart Conroy (Bait-Tech) 38-10-0; Trevor Dewhurst (Premier Driveways) 38-8-0; Dean Edwards (Rochdale Anglers) 37-4-0.

Copthorne Fisheries, Match Canal. Lancashire. Sat. 19. Bob Watson (Ted Carter’s Preston) 69-0-0, carp to 8 lb, soft pellet, 12m pole, peg 1; Mark Halliwell (JR Tackle Southport) 41-2-0; John Raby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 30-0-0; John Brooks (St Anthony’s) 27-0-0.

Hanchurch Fishery, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Sun. Model Canal, 14. J. Fellows (Hanchurch Fishery) 24-8-0, carp and silvers, poled maggot, peg 44; Mark Davey (The Terrace AC) 24-5-0; Danny Lowndes (Hanchurch Silver) 23-0-0.

Heronbrook Winter League, Slindon, near Eccleslshall, Staffordshire, Sun. 109. Steve Hughes (Preston Innovations/Heronbrook) 119-8-0, F1s to 2 lb, carp to 6 lb, poled punched bread then pellet, canal 9; Peter Roberts (Yew Tree) 90-10-0; Peter Turner (Chippendales) 88-8-0; Wayne Mellings (Maver Midlands Bagem Baits) 86-8-0; Danny Hallam (Maver Pickering’s) 79-12-0; Clive Nixon (Maver Gold B) 71-14-0. Teams: Maver Bagem Baits 7; Maver Midlands Bagem Baits 8; Maver Pickerings and Wigan Angling Centre both 10; Maver Gold A 11; Lea Hall AC 12.

Final League: Maver Midlands Bagem Baits 48 (£900); Maver Gold A 61 (£600); Fishermans Tackle 67 (£400); Maver Pickering’s 68 (£200); Maver Midlands 68.

High Heyes Farm, Rover on all lakes. Lancashire. Sat. 19. Paul Holmes (Mack’s Tackle) 44-4-0, sweetcorn, 7m pole, peg 22 Lake Two; Martin Liptrot (Saints) 28-0-0; B Bolton (Coppul) 25-12-0; Simon Shepherd (Ted Carter’s Preston) 18-9-0.

Highfield, Cheshire. Wed. OAPs. Oak Lake. 18. George Wilson (Highfield) 20-4-0, barbel 7lb and ide, red maggot, maggot feeder, peg 33; Terry Clark (Ted Carter’s Preston) 17-6-0; Ken Anderton (Highfield Fishery) 14-8-0; Brian Beswick (Fleetwood Res) 13-1-0. Thurs. Beech Lake. 16. Gary Gunn (Ted Carter’s Preston) 35-4-0, ide and skimmer bream, caster, 8m pole, peg 11; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 34-0-0; Bill Jolly (Blackpool) 18-8-0; Nigel Robinson (Blackpool) 17-8-0. Fri OAPs. Beech Lake. 20. Ken Anderton (Highfield Fishery) 42-0-0, carp 6lb and bream 2 lb, soft pellet, 11, pole, peg 16; Brian Beswick (Fleetwood Res) 32-10-0; Keith Judson (Ted Carter’s Preston) 26-10-0; Ernie Pilkington (Ted Carter’s Preston) 24-2-0.

Lancashire Winter League, High Heys. Lancashire. Sun. 30, Andy Davies (Tri-Cast Highfield) 45-0-0, carp, pellet, Method feeder, peg 8 Lake Two; Adie Twist (Tri-Cast Highfield) 38-0-0; Paul Mossman (Tri-Cast Highfield) 37-2-0; Alan Pickering (Burscough Angling Supplies) 29-14-0.

Teams: Tri-Cast Highfield 19; Burscough AS 22; High Heyes 27; Travellers 28.

League: Tri-Cast Highfield 5; High Heyes 9; Burscough AS 11; Travellers 14.

Lingmere, Match Lake. Cheshire. Thurs. 16. Alan Dewhurst (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 32-0-0, carp and F1s, soft pellet, 16m pole, peg 31; Tony Moran (Vine Baits) 28-2-0; Winston Duckers (Chester) 24-0-0; Paul Rob (Birkenhead) 23-0-0. Sat. Christmas F&F. Rover on both lakes. 20. James Howson (Maver) 63-4-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet, 13m pole, peg 54 Ling Mere; Steve Openshaw (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) and Alan Dewhurst (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 51-0-0; Jamie Hughes (Maver/Bag’emBaits) 50-7-0.

Meadow View, Lark Pool. Cheshire. Tue OAPs. Fur & Feather. 26. Roger Peet (Oldham Owls) 27-10-0, carp to 5 lb, red maggot, quivertip, peg 14; Wilf Griffin (Urmston) 25-8-0; Fred Bowman (Woodhouse Park) 19-6-0; Ken Jefferies (Edgley Sports) 14-8-0. Thurs. Thrush Lake. 18. George Osborne (Penketh) 30-12-0, carp to 4 lb, maggot and caster, 6m pole, peg 3; Mike Bell (Lionel’s Tackle) 23-12-0; Roger Peet (Oldham Owls) 18-0-0; Ray Hignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 10-12-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake. Merseyside. Wed. 18. Jim Faulkner (Old Swan) 39-0-0, carp to 12 lb, pellet, 6m pole, peg 24; Roy Simms (Tasker’s Angling) 29-6-0; Simon Waller (Liverpool AS) 28-8-0; Stan Phillips (Mersey Dockers) 26-12-0. Sat. 19. Steve Parry (Fazakerley) 22-8-0, carp to 4 lb, shallow pellet, 6m pole, peg 64; Paul Haines (Kirkby) 28-0-0; Gerry O’Hara (Broadgreen) 27-8-0; Frank Holding (Ted Carter’s Southport) 26-8-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Beech Pool. Merseyside. Thu Over 60s.38. Mike Kadilec (Warrington) 13-4-0, roach, pinkie, 13m pole, peg 1; Raymond Shorrocks (Farnworth) 2-2-0; Eddie Cook (Warrington) 1-12-8; Gordon Shorrocks (Farnworth) 1-11-4.

Northern AA, Macclesfield Canal at Marple. Cheshire. Sun. 42. Brian Meadows (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 5-10-8, skimmer bream and roach, caster and punch bread, 11m pole, peg 25; Ace Cooper (Matlock AC) 4-4-0; Pete Fairbrother (Tootal AC) 2-13-8; Ian Wilson (Ted Carter’s Preston) 2-9-0.

Northwich & DAA. River Weaver at Willow Beds. Cheshire. Sat. 21. Kevin Simpson (Vale Royal Angling) 11-13-0, 3lb bream with skimmers and roach, maggot, feeder and 11m pole, peg 68; Keith Smith (Royton) 7-4-0; Rod Fraser (Vale Royal Angling) 6-4-0; Alec Clegg (Vale Royal Angling) 5-5-0.

Partridge Lakes, Cheshire. Mon OAPs. Covey Canal. 30. Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 32-2-0, small carp, maggot, 10m pole, mpeg 1; Phil Oakes (Garswood Hall) 25-12-0; Gordon Fielding (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 25-4-0; Ron Kinsella (Widnes) 24-5-0. Tue. 18. Andy Bennett (Fox/Bag’em Baits) 63-13-0, small carp and ide, bronze maggot, 6 and 12m pole, peg 92; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 54-2-0; Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 53-14-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 44-11-0. Wed. OAPs. 46. Des Greenough (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 28-1-0, F1s, ide and carp to 2 lb, white maggot, 6m pole, peg 27; Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 22-10-0; Mike Cunningham (Warrington) 20-12-0; Derek Holland (Manchester) 20-3-0. Thurs. 42. Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 52-9-0, carp and F1s, maggot, 6 and 12m pole, peg 60; Ben Roberts (Drennan NW) 46-1-0; Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 44-13-0; John Turner (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 44-10-0. Sat. 42. Dave Pimblott (Garbolino Elton) 47-8-0, ide and F1s, white maggot, 7m pole, peg 74; James Howarth (Fox MG) 47-0-0; Darren Frost (Drennan NW) 46-6-0; Colin Mayer (Drennan NW) 46-6-0.

Rosemary Wood, Island Pool. Lancashire. Sun. 22. Francis O’Reilly (Ray’s Tackle) 57-8-0, carp to 8 lb, banded pellet, Method feeder, peg 18; Mick Woolvine (Ted Carter’s Southport) 51-12-0; Tony Moran (Vine Baits) 49-2-0; Ben Lloyd (Prescot Angling Centre) 39-0-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Mon. 26. Steve Rimmer (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 20-8-0, bream, skimmers and roach, red maggot, bread feeder, peg 158; Sam Pendlebury (Bolton) 18-10-0; Bill Thelwell (St. Helens) 11-3-0; Mark Addy (Bait-Tech) 10-12-0.

Stapeley Cudmore, Whitmore, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Sun. Suez canal, Pools 1 and 5, 40. Paul Haynes (Ultimate Pellet) 53-14-0, carp to 6 lb, odd tench and skimmers, poled pellet, Pool 5, peg 31; Carl Lane (Prescott Angling Centre) 43-0-0; steve Broomhall (Crewe Pioneer) 35-0-0; Joe Linzy (Marukyu) 31-0-0; Kevin Dennis (Ultimate Pellet) and Neil Kinnersley (Stapeley Cudmore) both 28-4-0. Sat. Winter League Round Four, Milo Pool, Pools 1 and 5, Suez Canal, 56. Ian ‘Tash’ Morrison (Ted Carter Southport Blue) 68-8-0, barbel, bream and tench, pole/feeder and maggot, Milo 5; Frank Cooke (Ray’s Tackle) 65-14-0; Andy North (Protak Barlows) 65-0-0; Anthony King (Ted Carter Southport Green) 51-6-0; Francis O’Reilly (Marukyu) 48-10-0; Chris Gorrell (Ted carter Southport Blue) 48-8-0. Teams: Ray’s tackle 7; Ted Carter Southport Blue 11; MAP/Garbolino/Bait Tech 13; Cudmore Nomads 14. League: Ted Carter Southport Blue 43; Ray’s Tackle and MAP/Garbolino/Bait Tech both 46; Marukyu 54.

Stoke City DAS, Shropshire Union Canal, Gnosall, Stafford, Sat. 20. Bruce Birch (Four Ashes Internationals) 9-2-8. gudgeon plus some small roach, poled squatt, peg 182; Paul Murrin (Browning Lifestyle) 7-10-8; Martin Owen (Browning Lifestyle) 7-9-12; Dave McCall (Shakespeare Superteam) 7-5-10; Paul Turner (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 7-0-5; Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 6-6-8.

Wigan & District AA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Lancashire. Wed. Adlington Marina. 40. Colin Savage (Bolton) 4-0-0, roach and a 2lb bream, punch bread, 10m pole, pegged at marina entrance; Barry Thomas (Ted Carter’s Southport) 3-8-4; Gary Marchant (Mosella NW) 3-3-4; Anthony Silcock (Mosella NW) 3-2-12. Sat. Adlington Lay-by. 42. Anthony Silcock (Mosella NW) 5-8-12, four skimmers and rest roach, punch bread, 11m pole, pegged at ice cream parlour; Tom Fairhurst (Lostock Tackle Box) 4-4-0; Anthony Marsden (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 4-3-8; Dave Massey (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 3-12-4.


Erne Anglers Float Only individual Winter League, Round Four, various local lakes, Sun. 31. David Burleigh (Kinawley) 8k360, roach, poled red maggot, Gavin’s Lake; David Herron (County Armagh) 5k940; Jack Tisdall (Ballinamallard) 4k950.

Aggregate: Neil Masurek (County Monaghan) 23; David Herron (County Armagh) 21; P. Eyres (Erne anglers) 21

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