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North West Angler’s Mail Kamasan Qualifiers for August 18/19 2012.

* Partridge Lakes,  Cheshire. Sun. 76. Steve Parry (Diawa Guru) 105-1-0, F1s and ide, pellet and maggot shallow, 3 and 6m pole, peg 75, £140 pools; Paul Keeley (Drennan NW) 95-11-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 94-6-0; James Howarth (Fox MG) 87-6-0; Craig Ebbrell (Maver Midland) 85-10-0; Kevin Clarke (Leigh, Tackle & Bait) 84-4-0.


Other matches

Bag ‘em Baits Summer Festival, Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Eccleshall, Staffordshire, 79 each day. Mon. Andy Moors (Maver Pickering’s) 192-4-0, carp to 8 lb, poled meat, Meadow 29; Clive Nixon (Maver Gold/Bag ‘em Baits) 190-6-0; Pete Goodwin (Maver Gold/Bag ‘em Baits) 183-4-0; Frank Cooke (Ray’s Tackle) 158-10-0; John Brogden (Ted Carter, Southport) 145-10-0; Andy Bennett (Drennan North West) 137-6-0. Tues. Matt Barwell (Maver Gold/Bag ‘em Baits) 170-13-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet, Meadow 15; Andy Moors (Maver Pickering’s) 156-14-0; Andy Bennett (Drennan North West) 155-8-0; Pete Goodwin (Maver Gold/Bag ‘em Baits) 146-0-0; Lee Murphy (Ted Carter, Southport) 144-12-0; Gary Skerritt (Maver Pickering’s) 129-15-0. Wed. Lee Murphy (Ted Carter, Southport) 165-2-0, all carp to 12 lb, poled pellet and sweetcorn, Match 18; Stuart Carroll (Wigan Angling Centre) 157-2-0; John Birchall (Gilders Tackle) 144-10-0; Paul Conroy (Wigan Angling Centre) 140-12-0; Trevor Robinson (Maver Midlands Bag ‘em Baits) 139-12-0; Andy Bennett (Drennan North West) 128-8-0.Thurs. Andy Bennett (Drennan North West) 207-6-0, new lake record, F1s to pellet and carp to 12 lb, poled meat, Canal 9; Mark Lucas (Mosella Garbolino) 169-8-0; John Brogden (Ted Carter, Southport) 159-14-0; Paul Conroy (Wigan Angling Centre) 127-10-0; Chris Gorrell (Ted Carter, Southport) 117-12-0; Jamie Hughes (Maver Midlands Bag ‘em Baits) 114-0-0. Fri. Chris Gorrell (Ted Carter, Southport) 137-2-0, F1s and the occasional carp, poled pellet, peg 1 Match; Mick Potter (St. Helens) 130-8-0; Lee Murphy (Ted Carter, Southport) 125-0-0; Ken Oldham (Connect Tackle) 113-1-0; Steve Hughes (Heronbrook) 111-4-0; John Glover jr (Stapeley Cudmore) 106-10-0. Overall: Andy Moors 5 points (£1600); Mark Lucas (Mosella Garbolino) 7 (£1300); John Glover jr (Stapeley Cudmore) 9 (£1100); Lee Murphy (Ted Carter, Southport) 10 (£900); Paul Conroy (Wigan Angling Centre) 11 (£700); Gary Skerritt (Maver Pickering’s) 11 (£400).


Bannister House,  Match Canal. Merseyside. Sun. 37.  Phil Alton (Ted Carter’s Southport) 134-15-0, carp, tench and chub, red maggot and pellet, 8m pole, peg 47; John Vernon (Elton Tackle) 115-10-0; Martin Kay (Elton Tackle) 114-12-0; Alan Menzies (Garbolino Elton) 107-0-0.


Blundell’s,  Roving match. Cheshire. Wed. 27. John Broadbent (Tight Lines Shaw) 162-11-0, F1s to 2lb and mirror carp, soft pellet shallow, 6m pole, peg 43; Steve Gallagher (Ted Carter’s Southport) 137-12-0; Mike Billingham (Hazelgrove Angling Centre) 119-1-0; Gary Whalley (Bait Tech) 108-3-0. Thu eve.  16. Mark Crook (Platt Bridge) 105-12-0, mirror carp and F1s, pellet shallow, 6m pole, peg 51 Trio; Colin Mulholland (Kieron Rich) 70-2-0; Albert Malcomson (Drennan NW) 62-5-0; Mitch Rawlinson (Fishing Republic) 60-9-0. Sat. 41. Jack Howarth (Mosella) 105-0-0, F1s and mirror carp to 2lb, soft pellet shallow, 8 and 9m pole, peg 9 Trio; Paul Jones (Bait-Tech) 103-6-0; Steve Gallagher (Ted Carter’s Southport) 98-1-0; Danny Maguire (Mosella) 72-15-0. Sun. Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 120-8-0, mirror and common carp to 6lb, soft pellet, 14m pole, peg 73 Pine; Pete Roys (Trafford Angling) 105-9-0; Mike Knowles (Pilkington’s) 85-7-0; Mike Hall (Rod n’ Reel) 77-12-0.


Bradshaw Hall, Lancashire. Tue eve. Lake Four. 20. Jay Floyd (Bury) 137-0-0, carp, paste, 14m pole, peg 27; Steve Leach (Tottington) 74-8-0; Noel Heaton (Maver NW) 68-14-0; Dave Brierley (Fisherman’s Bait) 49-11-0. Wed.  Lake Eight. 24. Anthony Drake (Bolton) 63-6-0; Geoff Terry (Little Lever) 37-12-0; Dave Jackson (Manchester) 32-3-0; Greg Garbutt (Manchester) 31-8-0.


Brookside, Snake Pit. Cheshire. Thu. 21. Jim Wilson (Tackle Saver) 96-2-0, carp to 6lb, maggot, 6 and 12m pole, peg 34; Chris Ruscoe (Rod n’ Reel) 70-6-0; Jeff Barker (Port Sunlight) 63-12-0; Steve Hall (Midleton) 55-0-0. Sat. Snake & Willow. 38. Stuart Taylor (Tackle Saver) 110-2-0, carp to 4lb and silver fish, caster shallow, 12m pole, peg 11 Snake; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 55-4-0; Alan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 48; Mark Plevin (Deggies Tackle) 44-12-0. Sun. 43. Andy Hartley (Widnes Angling Centre) 83-12-0, carp to 3lb, soft pellet shallow, 11m pole, peg 11 Snake; Brian Bennett (Garbolino Elton) 76-0-0; Stuart Birchall (Cheshire Angling) 72-8-0; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 67-2-0.


Hall Lane, Merseyside. Thu.  Merlin’s Lake. 16. Stuart Almond (Vajazzell NW) 67-0-0, carp to 5lb and silver fish, sweetcorn, 6m pole, peg 16; Bill Edmunds (Ted Carter’s Preston) 49-0-0; Dave Langton (Alliance & Leicester) 33-0-0; Alan Miller (Mersey Dockers) 29-4-0. Sun. Bess’s Lake. 35. John Boy (St Helens) 73-12-0, carp to 2lb, worm over loose fed micros, 13m pole, peg 48; Gary McClelland (DBJG Baits) 70-6-0; Shaun Fletcher (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 68-12-0; Simon Shepherd (Ted Carter’s Preston) 67-12-0.


Hanchurch Fisheries, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Wed. Veterans, Model Canal, 9. Bert Bunker (Riverbanks) 66-10-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet and paste, peg 17; K. Bowen (Hanchurch Fisheries) 34-11-0; Mark Taylor (Trentside Angling Centre) 32-2-0. Sun. Northwood Garden Centre Aggregate, Model Canal, 17. Danny Lowndes (Hanchurch Fisheries) 131-12-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 18; Vinnie Smith (Tri-Cast Highfield) 82-1-0; Steve Michaels (Tri-Cast) 80-10-0; Andy Everill (Ultimate Pellets) 59-0-0.


High Heyes Farm, Lake Two. Lancashire. Sat. 18. Alix Feeney (Wayne’s Tackle) 51-8-0, carp, pellet, method feeder, peg 21; John Rogers (Ted Carter’s Preston) 30-8-0; John Leeds (Tri Cast Rochdale) 25-7-0; Dave Wells (Tri Cast Rochdale) 24-0-0.


Lingmere, Match Lake. Cheshire. Thu. 16. Dave Woodworth (Lingmere Fishery) 76-8-0, F1s and some barbel, red maggot shallow, 4m pole, peg 29; Winston Duckers (Chester) 53-2-0; James Howson (Maver) 50-8-0; Dave Randles (Moreton) 41-14-0. Sat. 19. James Howson (Maver) 83-2-0, ide, roach, carp and F1s, red maggot shallow, 13m pole, peg 7; Dave Ward (Connahs Quay) 70-8-0; Dave Woodworth (Lingmere Fishery) 69-12-0; Paul Wright (Liverpool) and John Powers (Hoylake) 49-4-0.


Liverpool & DAA,  Leeds-Liverpool Canal at Scarisbrick. Merseyside. Sun. 16.  Gareth Charnock (Mersey Dockers) 7-11-0, eels and roach, punch bread, worm and hemp, 14m pole, peg 89; John Easton (Liverpool AS) 5-6-0; Ray Coombs (Mersey Dockers) 5-4-0; Gordon Griffiths 3-3-0.


Meadow View, Cheshire. Tue OAPs. Lark Pool. 21. Paul Ledgerton (Widnes) 56-0-0, carp to 8lb, pellet, method feeder, peg 8; Peter Robinson (Altrincham) 38-2-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 33-12-0; Mike Bell (Lionel’s Tackle) 39-2-0. Thu OAPs. Thrush Pool. 17. Richard Rawsthorne (Ashton Angling Supplies) 45-8-0, carp to 3lb, corn and meat, 4m pole, peg 23; Paul Ledgerton (Widnes) 35-14-0; Roy Morgan (Gosjak) 25-12-0; Bernard Collins (Stockport) 15-12-0. Sun. Lark Pool. 26. Paul Ledgerton (Widnes) 63-12-0, carp to 6lb, pellet, method feeder, peg 37; Kraig Loose (Ryder Brow) 52-2-0; Colin Elliott (Huyton) 45-4-0; Phil Chung (Tameside Fox) 32-10-0.


Mill House,  Mescar Lake. Merseyside. Wed. 16. Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 101-6-0, carp to 10lb, pellet, method feeder, peg 25; Paul Haines (Kirkby) 78-6-0; Stan Phillips (Mersey Dockers) 64-14-0; Peter Gradwell (Liverpool AS) 59-10-0. Sat. 19. Gerry McMahon (Southport) 28-0-0, carp to 10lb, pellet shallow, waggler, peg 54; Paul Roberts (Old Swan) 36-4-0; Paul Farquhar (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 33-6-0; Colin Craven (Wavertree) 26-0-0. Sun. Mistral Lake. 16. Paul Farquhar (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 59-6-0, carp to 2lb, pellet paste, 6m pole, peg 13; Andy Molyneux (Liverpool AS) 56-12-0; Dave Cheetham (Ted Carter’s Preston) 49-2-0; Ian Bentham (Platt Bridge) 39-4-0.


Newton-le-Willows AA Over 60s, Yewtree Reservoir. Thu. 24. Doug Thom (Widnes) 19-1-0, skimmer bream and roach, soft pellet, 9 and 11m pole, peg 2; Jim Byrne (Warrington) 13-7-0; Eddie Marcroft (Newton-le-Willows) 11-14-0.


Partridge Lakes,  Cheshire. Mon. OAPs. Spey, Ribbon & Marsh. 24. Neil Rogerson (Fox Match) 69-0-0, ide and F1s, white maggot, 11m pole, peg 18 Ribbon; Gordon Fielding (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 46-11-0; Alan Worthington (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 45-14-0; Alan Calvert (Dave’s Tackle) 44-4-0. Tue. 23. Matt Higgins (Maghull) 148-4-0, F1s and mirror carp, soft pellet, 12m pole, peg 80; Barry Bush (Lingmere Tackle) 148-3-0; Steve Kay 121-0-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere Fishery) 123-8-0. Wed OAPs. 58. Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 83-6-0, F1s and mirror carp, meat, 4m pole, peg 81; Tom Aspinall (Atherton Tackle) 79-3-0; Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 68-5-0; Keith Blakelely (Leigh, Tackle & Bait) 68-1-0. Thu. 21. Steve Openshaw (Lingmere Fishery) 151-3-0, Ide and F1s, caster shallow, 6m pole, peg 3; Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 132-6-0; Steve Parry (Diawa Guru) 129-12-0; Barry Bush (Lingmere Tackle) 127-4-0. Sat. 39. Neil Machin (Garbolino) 131-6-0, F1s and ide, white maggot shallow, 6m pole, peg 59; Steve Fleming (Drennan NW) 108-9-0; Colin Mulholland (Kieron Rich) 104-14-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 103-10-0.


Ray’s Rip Off, Shropshire Union Canal, Goldstone, Shropshire, Ray Edge (Birkenhead) 29-0-0, all skimmers and hybrids to 1 lb, poled maggot, caster or pinkie, peg 10; Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 7-5-0; Dean Williams (Team Eclipse) 7-0-0; Eric Gardner (Team Eclipse) 6-1-8; Les Osweleski (Late Comers) 5-5-5; Bernie Leatherbarrow (Frank’s) 5-0-0; George Cooke (Frank’s) 4-14-0.


St. Helens AA. Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Mon. 16. Dave Alsop (St. Helens) 32-0-0, skimmer bream, double red maggot, groundbait feeder at 40, peg 102; Dennis Knight (Wigan) 30-5-0; Joe Farrell (Liverpool AS) 27-12-0; Steve May (Last Cast) 21-0-0.   Sat. 17.  Dennis Knight (Wigan) 22-3-0, skimmer bream, red maggot, 11m pole, peg 8; Phil Holland (St. Helens) 22-0-0; Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 21-0-0; Danny Sixsmith (St. Helens) 20-14-0.


Stapeley Cudmore, Whitmore, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire, Sat. Suez and Brewsters Canals, 32. Andy may (MAP Marukyu) 139-10-0, carp to 6 lb, poled pellet, Suez 22; Carl Lane (Prescott AS) 123-8-0; Damien Bracken (Mosella Garbolino) 105-10-0; Mark Kearns (Stapeley Cudmore) 102-10-0; Alan Barnes (Manchester) 94-12-0; Richie Crane (Hanchurch Fisheries) 89-8-0.


Stoke City DAS, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Junction, Stafford, Sat. Second Aqueduct, 21. Paul Turner (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 17-9-4, skimmers, roach and perch, poled caster and maggot, peg 142; Martin Owen (Browning Lifestyle Van den Eynde) 12-15-0 (inc chub 5-14-0); Bob Edgerton (Goodyear AC) 10-12-0; Mel Wood (Four Ashes AC) 9-8-0; Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 9-0-10; Tony Keeling (Angler’s Mail/Team Eclipse) 9-0-5.


Wigan & District AA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Lancashire.  Wed. Adlington Marina. 25. Kevin Gary (Hindley MG) 6-8-12. Skimmer bream and roach, punch bread and hemp, 11 and 14m pole, pegged at Red House; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 4-14-8; Sean BIrchall (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) and Norman Watson (Hindley MG) 4-8-0. Sat. Red Rock. 26. Kevin Gary (Hindley MG) 4-9-0, 2lb bream and roach, punch bread and maggot, 11m pole, peg 177; Kevin Stothers (Hindley MG) 4-5-4; Ken Sharples (Wigan MG) 44-12-0; Lawrence Clayton (Hindley MG) 3-8-0. Sun. Burscough Town. 24. Danny Martin (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 12-2-8, bream 2lb and roach, punch bread and hemp, 11 and 15m pole; Frank Kearns (Bolton) 8-12-0.


Winsford Flash Fisheries, Winsford, Cheshire, Sat. Prostate Cancer Charity, £1,300 raised, 48. Dave Williams (Northwich) 28-8-0, bream and skimmers, feeder fished worm or maggot; Gary Lambert (Salford) 27-8-0; Frank Slater (Vale Royal Angling Centre) 26-13-0.



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