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North West Angler’s Mail Matches for April 6/7 2013

Bannister House, Match Canal. Merseyside. Sun. 33. Martin Bullock (Ted Carter’s Preston) 137-6-0, carp to 9 lb, 4mm pellet, 16m pole, peg 22; John Raby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 129-8-0; Neil Charnock (Bannister House) 70-0-0; Dave Pimblott (Garbolino Elton) 62-0-0.

Blundell’s, Roving match. Cheshire. Wed. 25. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 88-0-0, double maggot, waggler and running line, carp to 4 lb, peg 57; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru) 64-0-0; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 40-0-0; Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 18-0-0. Sat. 25. Dave Williams (Rochdale Angling) 55-8-0, F1, carp and ide, soft pellet, 11m pole, peg 23 West; Carl Cantello (Gilder’s Tackle) 44-12-0; Jim Rogers (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 34-8-0; Mark Wright (Gilder’s Tackle) 31-8-0. Sun. 36. Mitch Rollinson (Fishing Republic) 65-12-0, mirror and common carp to 5 lb, legering with straight bomb, maggot, peg 57 Ash; Geoff Scott (Rochdale Angling) 64-8-0; Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 53-4-0; John Kerwin (Fisherman’s Way Bury) 49-8-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit. Cheshire. Tues. 21. Kris Jones (Brookside) 62-2-0, 14yrs old, carp and F1s, pellet and maggot, 8m pole, peg 19; Stuart Conroy (Drennan NW) 30-0-0; Derek Bibby (Warrington AA) 29-0-0; Andy Butler (Mosella) 28-8-0. Thurs. 25. John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 78-2-0, F1s, maggot 6 and 12m pole, peg 28; Stuart Conroy (Drennan NW) 61-8-0; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 60-12-0; Alan Menzies (Garbolino Elton) 55-4-0. Sat. 24. Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 69-12-0, carp to 2 lb, F1s and silver fish, red maggot at 10m, peg 43; Alan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 60-2-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 49-4-0; Dave Pollitt (Hirst Tackle) 44-8-0. Sun. 40. James Howarth (Fox MG) 82-8-0, carp to 3 lb, and F1s, bread, 15m pole, peg 22; Steve Parry (Diawa Guru) 74-12-0; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 64-2-0; Craig Ebbrell (Maver Midland) 61-6-0.

C & C Vehicle Repairs Open League, Hanchurch Fishery, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Sun. Model Canal, 27. Mark Davey (Trentside Angling Centre) 52-15-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 39; E. Brown (Hunchurch Fishery) 52-0-0; Pete Green (Simon-Hartley AC) 48-4-0; Ian Sinker (Stoke-on-Trent) 44-2-0; D. Parry (Hanchurch Fishery) 43-2-0; Mike Bennett (Hanchurch Fishery) 31-15-0.

Cudmore Fisheries Spring League, Whitmore, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, Sat. Arena and Milo Pools, Pool One, Suez and Panama Canals, 48. Paul Carnwell (Maver Gold/Garbolino/Bait Tech) 138-8-0, carp to 6 lb, skimmers and ide, poled corn; Carl Day (Matrix) 76-10-0; Gary Skerritt (Maver Pickering’s) 66-2-0; Wayne Rooke (Match Aid) 61-4-0; Frank Clarke (Cudmore Fisheries/Trentham Lakes) 50-14-0; Warren Heath (Maver Pickerings) 44-14-0.

Teams: Maver Pickering’s 9; Ted Carter Southport Blue 10; Match Aid 10; Maver Gold/Garbolino/Bait Tech 11. League: Maver Gold/Garbolino/Bait Tech 41; Match Aid 48; Cudmore Fisheries Gold 61; Maver Pickerings 61. Wed.16. Mel Kearns (Cudmore Fisheries Gold) 48-0-0, carp to 6 lb plus a couple of barbel, method feeder and corn, peg 25; Maurice German (Stoke-on-Trent) 42-14-0; Bill Gilchrist (Cudmore Fisheries Gold) 35-9-0; Shaun Hill (Maver Gold/Bagem Baits) 28-10-0; Steff Brown (Smith’s Bait and Tackle) 24-5-0. Sun. Arena Pool 20. Gary Kirby (Cudmore Fisheries) 89-10-0, barbel to 4 lb plus a few carp to 5 lb, straight legered meat with a few on poled maggot, peg 27; Andy Nicklin (Cudmore Fisheries) 37-4-0; Adrian Wood (Hazel Grove Angling Centre) 24-8-0; Rob Seaton (Cudmore Fisheries) 23-12-0; Steve Boyd (Prescott Angling Centre) 23-8-0.

Firswood, Both Lakes. Lancashire. Wed. 16.Lewis Carroll (Market gate) 37-12-0, carp to 4 lb, bread, 13m pole, peg 1; Paul Mossman (Ted Carter’s Preston) 31-1-0; Dennis Peterson (Ted Carter’s Southport) 21-8-0; Ben Newbury (Daiwa Wigan) 20-9-0.

Heronbrook Fishery, Slindon, near Eccleshall, Staffordshire, Sun. Canal, Bridge and Meadow Pools, 53. Ian Sullivan (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 126-4-0, one hundred and thirty seven F1s, poled pellet, Bridge Pool 36; Ade Shepherd (Stoke-on-Trent) 121-10-0; Phil Mellor (Heronbrook) 103-14-0; Craig Willett (Stoke-on-Trent) 99-0-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 97-12-0; John Brogden (Ted Carter, Southport) 70-6-0.

High Heyes Farm, Lake Three. Lancashire. Sat. 25. Richard Yates (North West Baits) 45-0-0, ide, maggot, 13m pole, peg 15; Chris Ball (Ted Carter’s Preston) 35-0-0; Peter Richmond (Ted Carter’s Preston) 34-8-0; Stuart Almond (Vajazzell NW) 27-8-0.

Home Farm Fishery, Alsager, Cheshire, Sun. Greyhound AC, Match Lake, 15. Mike Willets (Greyhound AC) 22-8-0, carp and silvers, poled maggot, peg 4; Carl Anderson (Greyhound AC) 22-0-0; Stuart Nennon (Greyhound AC) 20-12-0.

Lingmere, Match Lake. Cheshire. Thurs. 16. Jamie Hughes (Maver) 80-0-0, f1s to 3 lb, pellet, 16m pole, peg 20; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere Fishery) 77-14-0; Dave Woodworth (Lingmere Fishery) 47-10-0; Jack Traynor 44-0-0. Sat. 19. Dave Woodworth (Lingmere Fishery) 46-4-0, carp, F1s, chub and skimmers, bread and maggot, 15m pole, peg 24; John Powers (Hoylake) 39-0-0; Bill Ormsby (Jacob’s AC) 26-13-0; Jim Dewhurst 24-8-0.

Meadow View, Cheshire. Tues. OAPs. Lark Pool. 18. Peter Norfolk (Altrincham Anglers) 15-10-0, carp to 3 lb, corn and pellet, straight leger, peg 2; John Gresty (meadow View) 12-14-0; Paul Ledgerton (Widnes) 7-10-0; Tony Honey (Ashton Angling) 3-2-0. Thu OAPs. Thrush Pool. 16. Ray Hignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 20-0-0, carp to 5lb and chub, soft pellet, 14m pole, peg 26; Tony Honey (Ashton Angling) 9-8-0; Roger Peet (Oldham Owls) 8-4-0; Reg White (Bob’s Tackle) 6-4-0. Sat. Lark Pool. 20. Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 40-8-0, carp to 5 lb, corn and pellet, 16m pole, peg 7; Lee Cooper (Salford) 40-8-0; Sam Hanley (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 3-2-0. Sun. 24. Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 93-2-0, carp to 6 lb, soft pellet and corn, 14m pole, peg 42; Craig Loose (Ryder Brow) 54-0-0; Lee Cooper (Salford) 44-8-0; Dave Hancox (Cheshire Angling) 18-8-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Over 60s. Vulcan Reservoir. Merseyside. Thurs. 25. Jim Byrne (Warrington) 10-12-8, carp, tench and skimmer bream, soft pellet, 11 and 13m pole, peg 17; Paul Hill (Widnes) 7-3-0; John King (Croft Fisheries) 3-11-0; Mark Sanders (Leigh) 3-7-0.

Old Hough Fishery, Warmingham, Middlewich, Cheshire, Tues. Prospect and Lucky Dip Pools, 11. Lewis Breeze (Drennan North West) 29-0-0, carp and silver fish, poled pellet and maggot; John Cheetham (Old Hough Fishery) 24-14-0; Andy Amos (Old Hough Fishery) 23-9-0; Gareth Gibbons (TM Floats) 18-14-0; Pete Clements (Protak Barlows) 18-2-0; Steve Norman (Old Hough Fishery) 17-4-0. Thurs. Prospect and Goose Pools, 23. Jon Davies (Old Hough Fishery) 24-3-0, carp and silvers, poled maggot and pellet; Chris Wilcock (Old Hough Fishery) 14-1-0; Roy Powell (Old Hough Fishery) 13-9-0; Alan Munro (Old Hough Fishery) 13-5-0; Andrew Pearsey (Old Hough Fishery) 11-14-0; Ryan Fiendley (Farnworth Tackle and Bait) 10-5-0. Sat. Upper Benbo Pool, 14. Steve Butler (Ted Carter, Southport) 27-13-0, carp and silver fish, poled pellet and maggot; Ken Potts (Old Hough Fishery) 25-8-0; Steve Peplow (Old Hough Fishery) 19-9-0, Ben Clarke (Old Hough Fishery) 19-2-0; Anthony Cotton (Old Hough Fishery) 18-14-0; Steve Jones (Old Hough Fishery) 18-2-0.

Partridge Lakes, Covey Canal. Cheshire. Tues. 16. Ron Buckley (Fisherman’s Way) 14-6-0, nine carp, corn, 10m pole, peg 99; Tony Worral (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 40-2-0; Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 37-2-0; Ian Burley (NW Baits) 36-15-0. Wed OAPs. 39. Ritchie Sergeant (Atherton Tackle) 45-2-0, F1s and mirror carp, soft pellet, 6m pole, peg 20; Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 29-5-0; Gordon Pemberton (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 26-13-0; Steve Kelley 24-14-0. Thurs. 21. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru) 61-6-0, F1s, carp to 4 lb, pellet and corn, 11m pole, peg 60; Ron Buckley (Fisherman’s Way) 49-4-0; Brian Conway 40-5-0; Tony Worral (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 37-13-0. Sat. 33. George Bacon (Mack’s Tackle) 57-8-0, carp, corn and maggot in the margin, 11m pole, peg 62; Dave Brown (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 45-7-0; Chris Weeder Jnr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 41-0-0; Keith Dixon Jnr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 37-0-0. Sun. 65. John Turner (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 80-4-0, F1s, ide and carp to 5 lb, corn, 11m pole, peg 52, £140 sweep; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 77-0-0; Andy Bridge (Garbolino Elton) 70-2-0; Paul Balmforth (Maver NW) 66-0-0; Derek Coward (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 66-0-0; Gerry Clark (Partridge) 66-0-0.

Ray’s Rip-Off, Shropshire Union Canal, Hodnet, Shropshire, Sun. 19. S. Hayward (Hodnet) 22-4-0, skimmers and roach, poled caster and maggot, cables; Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 15-11-0; Phil Cross (Warrington AA) 15-4-0; Ray ‘Rip-Off’ Edge (Birkenhead) 14-4-0; Dean Williams (Team Eclipse) 12-15-8; Steve Fogel (Wyche Anglers) 10-6-8.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Sun. 21. Bob Smith (St. Helens) 1-10-0, a skimmer and one roach, red maggot, crumb feeder, peg 79; John Fletcher 1-5-0; Simon Stott (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 1-4-0; Mike Burkhill (Leigh, Tackle & Bait) 0-14-0.

Wigan & District AA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Lancashire. Wed. Botany Bay. 27. Norman Watson (Hindley MG) 5-9-4, bream and roach, punch bread, 10m pole, pegged on walk-over bridge; Carl Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 5-8-4; John Rowley (Bolton) 4-10-4; Alan Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 2-12-0. Sat. Appley Bridge. 21. Anthony Marsden (Gidlow Angling) 4-12-12, 2lb hybrids, skimmers and roach, punch bread, 6 and 16m pole, pegged in basin; Dave Benson (Chorley Social) 3-1-0; Les Ryding (Chorley Socials) 2-10-8; Danny Martin (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 2-5-8.



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