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North West Angler’s Mail Matches for April 13/14 2013


Bannister House, Match Canal. Merseyside. Sun. 35. Steve Echershall (Bolton) 75-8-0, carp to 6 lb, skimmers and chub, corn, 9m pole, peg 64; Steve Burgess (Garbolino Elton) 66-12-0; Peter Richmond (Ted Carter’s Preston) 61-12-0; Alan Menzies (Garbolino Elton) 58-12-0.

Blundell’s, Roving match. Cheshire. Wed. 29. Darren Gleave (Trafford Angling) 89-8-0, mirror and common carp to 8 lb, banded pellet, waggler shallow, peg 53 Ash; Jamie Hughes (Maver) 73-0-0; Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 45-8-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 44-12-0. Sat. 37. Stuart Carroll (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 127-8-0, mirror and common carp to 8 lb, pellet, 14m pole, peg 47 Ash; Eddie Bibby (Wigan Angling Centre) 94-1-0; Graham Stokes (Tri-Cast Highfield) 80-14-0; Ian Ridgeway (Rochdale Angling) 79-13-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit. Cheshire. Tue. 21. Mark Lucas (Mosella) 46-14-0, carp to 2 lb, red maggot, 14m pole, peg 5; Steve Hall (Midleton) 42-4-0; John Lythe (Brookside) 40-0-0; Geoff Barker (Port Sunlight) 37-12-0. Thu. 24. Jamie Hughes (Maver) 80-8-0, carp to 2 lb, maggot and bread, 6m pole, peg 36; Chris Ruscoe (Rod n’ Reel) 67-7-0; Jason Law (Trafford Angling) 61-8-0; John Lythe (Brookside) 55-2-0. Sat. 30. Pete Humphries (Ashton Angling Supplies) 133-0-0, carp and F1s, corn in the margins, 9 and 14m pole, peg 38; John Nugent (Stalybridge) 100-8-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 91-4-0; Trevor Dewhurst (Premier Driveways) 82-12-0. Sat. 38. Mark Lucas (Mosella) 108-2-0, F1s to 2 lb, corn, 6 and 12m pole, peg 21; Mike Risby (Bolton Angling Centre) 79-14-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) and Andy Butler (Mosella) 69-10-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, Wed. Arena Pool, 16. Neville Cox (Cudmore Fisheries) 62-2-0, carp to 6 lb plus a few barbel, Method feeder with some on poled pellet, peg 29; Richard Thompson (Maver Cheshire) 51-14-0; Maurice German (Cudmore Fisheries) 32-0-0; John Myatt (Trentham Lakes) 31-2-0; Mike Fenner (Stapeley) 29-0-0. Sat. Suez Canal, 20. Sam Bates (All In Tackle) 107-6-0, carp to 4 lb plus a few skimmers, poled corn, peg 25; Shaun Hill (Maver Gold/Bag ‘em Baits) 85-0-0; Lee Kearns (Cudmore Fisheries Gold) 61-8-0; Mel Kearns (Cudmore Fisheries Gold) 53-10-0; Mark Kearns (Maver Gold/Bag ‘em Baits) 49-0-0. Sun. Pool One, 25. Paul Fox (Cudmore Fisheries) 39-8-0, carp to 4 lb, some tench and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 8; Ade Perrins (Cudmore Fisheries) 38-0-0; Andy Nicklin (Cudmore Fisheries) 33-4-0; Paul Shone (Cudmore Fisheries) 18-12-0; Andy Rogers (Cudmore Fisheries Gold) 17-2-0.

Firswood, Lancashire. Wed. 19. Albert Williams (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 30-12-0, carp to 4 lb, red maggot, 10m pole, peg 17; Bill Sumner (Firswood) 27-4-0; Keith Owen (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 24-12-0; Jimmy Corkish (St Helens) 24-8-0.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Wed. Model Canal, veterans, 8. Bert Bunker (Riverbanks) 24-7-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 10; Mike Bennett (Hanchurch Fisheries) 24-0-0; D. Pemberton (Hanchurch Fisheries) 11-1-0. Sun. Northwood Garden Centre Aggregate, Model Canal, 20. F. Fonad (Hanchurch Fisheries) 71-12-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 7; Anthony Merrill (Simon-Hartley AC) 63-10-0; Ian Garside (Hanchurch Fisheries) 54-8-0.

Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, near Eccleshall, Staffordshire, Sat. Meadow Pool, 40. Trevor Robinson (Maver Midlands/Bag ‘em Baits)133-8-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet, peg 18; Charlie Moran (Sensas North West) 85-10-0; Ken Oldham (Connect Tackle) 73-0-0; John Chapman (Ted Carter, Southport) 70-4-0; P. Bennett (Trentside Angling Centre) 64-6-0; Craig Willett (Stoke-on-Trent) 59-14-0. Sun. Bridge Pool and Canal, 31. Chris Shelley (Trentside Angling Centre) 97-11-0, all F1s, poled pellet, peg 38 Canal; John Brogden (Ted Carter, Southport) 70-2-0; Kevin Dennis (Ultimate Pellet) 63-6-0; Ray Shaw (Wigan Angling Centre) 54-4-0; Paul Conroy (Wigan Angling Centre) 50-3-0; T. Hanser (Derby) 49-2-0.

High Heyes Farm, Lake Three. Lancashire. Sat. 25. Paul Meadows (Cast NW) 24-8-0, ide, red maggot, 11m pole, peg 9; Martin Hill (Bamber Bridge) 22-8-0; Richard Yates (North West Baits) 17-0-0; Steve Taylor (Sensas NW) 16-8-0.

JCB Silver Fish, North Lake, Rocester, Staffordshire, Sun. 24. Dennis Dutton (JCB) 16-8-0, eight bream, feeder and maggot, peg 17 Riverside; John Spencer (Alfreton) 10-4-0; Tony Jeffery (JCB) 8-7-0; Chris Brown (Nottingham) 8-5-0.

Lingmere, Match Lake. Cheshire. Wed. OAPs. 16. Nicky Harrop (Cammell Laird AC) 31-12-0, F1s, car and barbel, soft pellet, 9m pole, peg 3; Mark Greasley (Connahs Quay) 31-0-0; Ray Jackson (55th Division AC) 28-5-0; Dave Randles (Moreton) 22-2-0. Sat. 22. Dave Woodworth (Lingmere Fishery) 52-0-0, F1s to 2 lb, double red maggot shallow, 13m pole, peg 17; Anthony Moran (Vine Baits) 46-8-0; Carl Fletcher (Lingmere Fishery) 37-8-0; Barry Bush (Lingmere Tackle) 34-10-0.

Liverpool & DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal at Maghull. Merseyside. Sun. 22. Peter Baker (Mersey Dockers) 10-8-0, three bream plus roach, punch bread and caster, 10m pole, pegged on Brewery Lane; John Easton (Liverpool AS) 6-6-0; Gareth Charnock (Mersey Dockers) 5-9-0; Peter Gradwell (Liverpool AS) 3-15-0.

Meadow View, Cheshire. Tues. OAPs. Lark Pool. 19. Richard Rawsthorne (Ashton Angling Supplies) 36-8-0, carp to 5 lb, soft pellet and corn, 11m pole, peg 31; Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 15-6-0-; Ray Hignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 12-0-0; Roger Peet (Oldham Owls) 4-7-0. Thurs. OAPs. Linnet Pool. 18. Ray Hignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 25-0-0, carp and silver fish, corn and pellet, 14m pole, peg 11; Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 21-0-0; Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 16-12-0; Roy Campbell (Danny’s Tackle) 19-8-0. Sat. Lark Pool. 18. Phil Chung (Matrix) 114-12-0, carp to 12 lb, corn and pellet, shallow and in the margins, 6m pole, peg 6; Ron White (Lymm) 31-8-0; Darren Catherall (Warrington) 22-10-0; John Cooper (Salford) 20-6-0. Sun. 24. Craig Loose (Ryder Brow) 64-0-0, carp to 8 lb, waggler on running line, pellet and corn, peg 4; John Devine (Platt Bridge Tackle) 55-8-0; Steve Finnegan (Meadow View) 49-0-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 35-0-0.

Middlewich Spring League, Round Two, Trent and Mersey and Shropshire Union Canals, Middlewich, Cheshire, Sun. 60. Ray ‘Rip Off’ Edge (Hodnet MG) 9-5-0, all roach, poled caster, Hanna’s Walk, Shropshire Union; Martin Owen (Browning Leifestyle) 6-11-8; Jeff Shaw (Black Claggers) 6-4-7; Paul Dobing (Browning Lifestyle) 6-3-0; Steve Dudley (Browning Lifestyle) 6-1-8; Kevin Green (Black Claggers) 5-14-6. Teams: Browning Lifestyle Red 56; Black Claggers 41; Team Guinness 40; Latecomers 38; Browning Lifestyle Green 37; Sam’s Tackle Wigan Green 33. League: Browning Lifestyle Red 99; Browning Lifestyle Black 81; Cheshire MG 75; Sam’s Tackle Wigan Green 70; Betley’s Monsters 68; Team Guinness 67.

Mill House, Mescar Lake. Merseyside. Wed. 20. Alan Miller (Mersey Dockers) 55-4-0, carp to 8 lb, luncheon meat, straight lead, peg 54; Colin Ambrose (Mersey Dockers) 47-2-0; Dave Phillips (Ted Carter’s Preston) 31-8-0; Colin Craven (Wavertree) 20-8-0. Sat. 16. Colin Craven (Bob’s Tackle) 65-12-0, carp to 6lb and skimmer bream, corn, 12m pole, peg 55; Jim Faulkner (Old Swan) 33-8-0; Matt Higgins (Maghull) 30-0-0; Gerry O’Hara (Broadgreen) 25-4-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Yew Tree Reservoir. Merseyside. Thurs. OAPs. 22. Eddie Cook (Warrington) 20-12-8, skimmer bream and roach, caster, 11m pole, peg 20; Doug Thom (Widnes) 13-5-0; Geoff Clare (Warrington) 11-5-0. Sat. Harry’s Tackle Spring League. Sankey Canal Upper Pound. 22. Eddie Cook (Warrington) 26-12-0, tench, carp and silvers, maggot, 11m pole, peg 8; Paul Hill (Widnes) 9-5-0; Gordon Shorrocks (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 9-1-0; Andy Martin (Haydock) 4-11-8. League: Eddie Cooke 25; Andy Martin 21; Terry Speakman and Mark Brown (Newton-le-Willows) 18.

Old Hough Fisheries, Warmingham, Middlewich, Cheshire, Tues. 17. Prospect and Lucky Dip Pools, Tues. 17. Steve Norman (Old Hough Fisheries) 24-6-0, carp and silver fish, poled pellet; Kevin Price (Old Hough Fisheries) 21-6-0; James Sinclair (Old Hough Fisheries) 18-9-0; Pete Clements (Protak Barlows) 18-5-0; Jack Trainer (Old Hough Fisheries) 13-14-0; Peter Cooper (Old Hough Fisheries) 12-6-0. Thurs. Goose and Boulders Pools, 16. Alex Hulme (Stoke-on-Trent) 34-7-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Pete Clements (Protak Barlows) 16-5-0; Lewis Breeze (Drennan North West) 12-13-0; Tim Moores (Sensas NW) 12-4-0; Ken Mainwaring (Wyche Anglers) 10-15-0; Greg Hulme (Old Hough Fisheries) 10-13-0. Sat. Upper and Lower Benbo, 21. John Vernon (Garbolino Elton) 34-15-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Ken Potts (Old Hough Fisheries) 32-13-0; Dave Booth (Congleton) 29-6-0; Anthony King (Protak Barlows) 23-1-0; Phil Brayford (Old Hough Fisheries) 18-8-0; Howard Parker (Old Hough Fisheries) 15-4-0.

Partridge Lakes, Cheshire. Mon. OAPs. Spey, Ribbon & Marsh. 23. Gordon Fielding (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 31-0-0, F1s and skimmer bream, soft pellet and corn, 4m pole, peg 7 Marsh; Richard Busfield (Wakefield) 24-15-0; Dave Blears (Runcorn) 21-0-0; Phil Oakes (Garswood Hall) 20-11-0. Tues. Covey Canal. 21. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru) 59-1-0, f1s, ide and mirror carp, red maggot and soft pellet, nearside bank, 6m pole, peg 74; Tony Worrall 57-1-0; Mike Astbury (Poplars AC) 57-0-0; Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 55-10-0. Wed. OAPs. 43. Des Greenough (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 52-14-0, F1s and some mirror carp, soft pellet shallow to next platform, peg 53; Eddie Battersby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 47-0-0; Ian Bentham (Platt Bridge) 40-5-0; Jim Smith (Manchester) 37-10-0. Thurs. 32. Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 78-10-0, F1s, soft pellet, 7m pole along bank, peg 70; Ian Lathom (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 73-5-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru) 68-1-0; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 67-2-0. Sat. 53. Andy Bridge (Garbolino Elton) 95-8-0, mirror carp to 4lb and F1s, pellet and corn, 6m pole, peg 25; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 91-3-0; George Bacon (Mack’s Tackle) 87-0-0; Stuart Taylor (Tackle Saver) 85-15-0; Ian Burley (NW Baits) 85-2-0; Glynn Welsh (Partridge) 85-0-0. Sun. 70. Paul Balmforth (Maver NW) 83-13-0, mirror carp to 5lb and F1s, soft pellet at 3m in high wind, peg 10, £150 pools; Ray O’Sullivan (Complete Angler) 67-0-0; Barry Bush (Lingmere Tackle) 55-14-0; Geoff Scott (Rochdale Angling) 66-12-0; Stuart Taylor (Tackle Saver) 57-12-0; Terry Clark (Ted Carter’s Preston) 57-1-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Sat. 18. Les Hayes (St. Helens) 6-12-0, skimmer bream and roach, red maggot, groundbait feeder at 35m, peg 68; Ron Rance (St. Helens) 6-11-0; John Fletcher (Bury) 5-2-0; Shaun Fletcher (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 4-15-0.

Wigan & District AA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Lancashire. Wed. Crook. 21. George Falconer (Hindley MG) 4-9-4, two bream with roach, punch bread, 10 and 14m pole, peg 141; Dave Bradley (Maver NW) 4-2-8; Carl Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 3-11-12; Len Stringfellow (Wigan & DAA) 3-4-0. Sat. Saracens Head. 17. Steve Wilson (Ted Carter’s Preston) 5-5-8, four skimmers plus roach, punch bread and caster, 10 and 13m pole, peg 1016; Jim Hunt (Pemberton) 4-2-4; Paul Robinson (Gidlow Tackle) 3-11-12; Carl Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 3-4-4.



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