Match star Gareth Drury gives a stickfloat masterclass in this week’s Angler’s Mail, targeting a species that feeds in the cold.




North West Angler’s Mail Kamasan Qualifiers for December 8/9 2012.


* Partridge Lakes,  Cheshire. Sat. 50. Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 38-2-0, F1s and small carp, white maggot, 10m pole, peg 38; Steve Rimmer (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 31-2-0; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 24-12-0; Andy Middleton (Gratton AC) 21-10-0; Chris Weeder Jnr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 17-2-0; Dave Rigby (St Helens) 15-9-0.



* Stapeley Cudmore Winter League, Whitmore, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, Sat. Round Seven, various pools, 64. Darren Heath (Maver Pickering’s) 31-8-0, F1s to 2 lb plus a few silver fish, poled maggot, Suez Canal 18; Andy Gregory (Matrix) 17-2-0; Paul Gibson (Maver Pickering’s) 14-6-0; Ian Morrison (Ted Carter, Southport Blue) 14-4-0; Gary Skerritt (Maver Pickering’s) 14-0-0.

Teams: Ted Carter Southport Red 6; Maver Pickering’s 8; Stapeley Cudmore Gold 12; Ray’s Tackle 15.

League: Ted Carter Southport Blue 87; Ray’s tackle 94; MAP/Garbolino/Bait Tech 103; Maver Pickering’s 110.








Other match fishing results


Aberglais, Phocle Pool, Ross on Wye. Sat.18. Gary Miles (Merthyr) 139-8-0, all carp on pole and caster, peg 10 on the deep water; Mark Williams (Abertysswg) 104-0-0; Frank Davies (Tredegar) 44-6-0; Terry Jones (Merthyr) 33-8-0.

Bannister House, Match Canal. Merseyside. Sun. 26. Paul Hart (Ted Carter’s Preston) 72-8-0, carp to 4lb, soft pellet, 14m pole, peg 50; Darren Tierney (JR Tackle) 66-4-0; Keith Owen (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 38-4-0; Alan Bruce (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 37-0-0.


Blundell’s,  Roving match. Cheshire. Wed. 22. Lee Addy (Drennan NW) 46-1-0, F1s to 3lb, double maggot in deep water, 11m pole, peg 55 Trio; Simon Beswick (North West Worms) 43-13-0; Mark Harris (Miracle Baits)  38-0-0; Paul Casson (Ted Carter’s Preston) 20-12-0. Sat. 30. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 28-3-0, mirror and common carp to 5lb, soft pellet, waggler and running line, peg 61 Pine; Andy Musgrove (Edgley Sports) 27-4-0; Gary Whalley (Bait Tech) 27-0-0; Gary Baugh (Chester Tackle Locker) 22-2-0. Sun. 35. Mike Rudd (Rochdale Angling Centre) 63-11-0, 90 small mirror carp plus F1s to 2lb, soft pellet in deep water, 6m pole, peg 37 Trio; Colin Mulholland (Kieron Rich) 57-6-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 52-8-0; Gary Whalley (Bait Tech) 31-13-0.


Brookside, Snake Pit. Cheshire. Thurs. 16. Alan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 22-0-0, small carp, soft pellet, 11m pole, peg 25; Dave Pollitt (Hirst Tackle) 21-6-0; Colin Mulholland (Kieron Rich) 17-14-0; Jim Wilson (JW Pole Repairs) 14-2-0. Sat. 32. James Howarth (Fox MG) 28-8-0, F1s to 3lb, soft pellet, 11m pole, peg 2; Jim Wilson (JW Pole Repairs) 27-2-0; Paul Jones (Bait-Tech) 27-0-0; Dave Ebrell (Stalybridge) 22-2-0. Sun. Snake and Willow. 32. Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 48-4-0, F1s to 2lb, soft pellet, 12m pole, peg 49 Snake; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 23-10-0; Dave Ebrell (Warrington) 21-12-0; Nick Longshaw (Trentside) 20-0-0.



Hanchurch Fisheries, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Sun. Model Canal, 20. Anthony Merrill (Simon-Hartley) 53-13-0 carp, poled pellet and maggot; Paul Gibson (Trentside Angling Centre) 27-2-0; S. Smith (Murphy) 19-10-0.


Leigh Tackle & Bait winter league, Sankey Canal Upper Pound. Sun. 20.Terry Speakman (Newton) 6-8-0, ide and roach, pinkie, waggler and running line, peg 24; Raymond Shorrocks (Farnworth) 3-4-0; Jeff Jacks (Sutton) 2-10-0; Bob Wrench (Farnworth) 2-8-0.


Lingmere, Cheshire. Thurs. Ling Mere. 17. Alan Dewhurst (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 53-3-0, F1s, soft pellet, 13m pole, peg 43; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere Fishery) 42-8-0; Jamie Hughes (Maver) 31-6-0; Winston Duckers (Chester) 21-0-0. Sat. Rover on both lakes. 18. Jamie Hughes (Maver) 76-10-0, barbel and F1s, double red maggot, 17m pole, peg 20 Match lake; Alan Dewhurst (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 69-4-0; Andy Kirk (Bidston) 40-6-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere Fishery) 34-8-0.


Liverpool & DAA winter league,  Leeds-Liverpool Canal at Running Horses. Merseyside. Sun. 30. Rob Flude (Liverpool AS) 9-3-0, skimmer bream, punch bread and caster, 11m pole, peg 245; Glynn Jones (Liverpool AS) 7-5-14; Jim Elms (Liverpool AS) 7-1-0; Jim Jeffers (Liverpool AS) 6-12-0.

Teams:  Liverpool AS 10; MCA 15; Ted Carter’s Southport 18.

Final league:  Liverpool AS 63; Ted Carter’s Southport 93; MCA 102.



Meadow View, Cheshire. Tues. OAPs. Lark Pool. 17. George Boswell (Penketh Old Hall) 57-10-0, carp to 6 lb, soft pellet, straight bomb, peg 2; Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 35-8-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 27-8-0; Tony Honey (Ashton Angling) 23-8-0. Wed OAPs. Linnet Pool. 17. Tony Honey (Ashton Angling) 31-0-0, carp to 3lb, maggot and pellet, 11m pole, peg 5; George Osborne (Penketh) 8-12-0; Joe McNab (Cosjak) 87-10-0; Ray Hignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 4-12-0. Sun. Lark Pool. 18. Phil Chung (Tameside Fox) 28-0-0, carp to 4lb, soft pellet, 14m pole, peg 8; Sean Woodward (Cheshire Angling) 20-0-0; Dave Dixon (Trafford Angling) 18-0-0; Tony Honey (Ashton Angling) 14-0-0.


Newton-le-Willows AA, winter league. White Door Dam. Merseyside. Thu. 19. Steve Bryan (Golborne) 3-4-0, small roach, maggot, 9m pole, peg 19, and Krystian (Golborne) 3-4-0, skimmer bream, pellet and pole, peg 5; Dave Stevens (Golborne) 1-9-0; Mark Molyneux (Golborne Tackle & Bait) 1-8-0.


Northern AA, Macclesfield Canal at Miner’s Arms. Cheshire. Sun. 25. Joe Lawrence (Little Lever) 4-6-0, two perch, chopped worm, 10m pole, peg 8; Brian Meadows (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 3-4-8; Dave Holland (Tri-Cast Highfield) and Ian Wilson (Ted Carter’s Preston) 3-0-0.


Old Hough Fishery, Warmingham, Middlewich, Cheshire, Tues. Boulders Pool, 9. Keith Knight (Old Hough Fishery) 18-12-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet and maggot; Greg Maymon (Old Hough Fishery) 9-4-0; Pete Clements (Protak Barlows) 7-0-0; Dave Booth (Stoke-on-Trent) 5-3-0. Sat. Upper Benbo, 10. Alex Hulme (Stoke-on-Trent) 14-7-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet and maggot; Tom Rycroft (Old Hough Fishery) 8-1-0; Freddie Mack (Old Hough Fishery) 6-11-0; John Vernon (Elton Tackle) 6-5-0; Anthony Cotton (Old Hough Fishery) 4-13-0.


Partridge Lakes,  Cheshire. Mon OAPs. Spey & Marsh. 16. Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 23-1-0, small silver fish and carp, double white maggot, 6m pole, peg Marsh 2; Dave Blears (Runcorn) 20-5-0; Barry Whittle (Dave’s Tackle) 12-5-0; Irvine Melling (Platt Bridge) 11-9-0. Tue. Covey Canal. 30. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru) 26-12-0, ide and F1s, red maggot, 13m pole, peg 6; Simon Beswick (North West Worms) 31-10-0; Ian Burley (Lloyd Baits) 26-5-0; Mike Astbury (Poplars AC) 22-12-0. Wed OAPs. 31. Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 28-1-0, F1s and mirror carp, sweetcorn, 6m pole, peg 88; Richard Sergeant (Atherton) 20-14-0; John Marshall 15-15-0; Ian Bentham (Platt Bridge) 14-3-0. Thu. 20. Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 33-0-0, F1s and mirror carp, white maggot, 12m pole, peg 100; Lee Addy (Drennan NW) 29-13-0; Kevin Clarke (Leigh, Tackle & Bait) 27-9-0; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 18-5-0.


St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Mon. 16. Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 8-15-0, 4 bream and small roach, red maggot, groundbait feeder, peg 86; Steve Wooding (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 5-15-0; Paul Platt (St. Helens) 4-15-0; Bill Thelwell (St. Helens) 4-11-0.  Sun. 39. Dave Rigby (St. Helens) 18-4-0, six bream and small roach, maggot and worm, groundbait feeder, peg 89; Jim Hines (Dynamite Baits) 13-3-0; Derek Bennett (Preston Innovations) 11-14-0; John Fletcher (Bury) 11-9-0.



Stoke City DAS, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Junction, Stafford, Staffordshire, Sat. 25. Neil Turner (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 14-12-6, roach, poled squatt and pinkie, peg 25; Dace McCall (Shakespeare Superteam) 14-7-5; Simon Preece (Browning Lifestyle) 12-11-6; Tony Eagles (Team GB Four Ashes Association) 11-15-0; Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 8-0-0; Bob Edgerton (Goodyear AC) 5-15-10.



Wigan & District AA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Lancashire.  Wed. 30. Botany Bay, Dave Trafford (Ted Carter’s Preston) 3-13-4, small roach, punch bread, 7 and 11m pole, pegged on short length; Sean BIrchall (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 2-11-8; Richard Yates (North West Baits) 2-11-0; Dave Bradley (Maver NW) 2-9-4. Sat.  Parbold. 20. Dave Wells (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 4-4-0, three 1lb skimmer bream with small roach, punch bread, 9m pole, peg 472; Danny Martin (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 3-12-0; Tony Prescot (Coppul Anglers) 3-8-0; Dave McGuinn (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 1-12-0.



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