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North West Angler’s Mail Kamasan Qualifiers for February 16/17, 2013.




* Heronbrook Spring League, Slindon, near Eccleshall, Staffordshire, Sun. Round One Spring League, Canal, Bridge, Meadow, Island and Match Pools, 76. Clive Nixon (Maver Gold/Bagem Baits) 129-4-0, carp to 8 lb, poled punched bread, peg 11, Canal; Jason whitfield (Sensas North West 103-6-0; Franek Staniusko (Ted Carter Southport Red) 94-8-0; Ken Oldham (Connect Tackle) 81-8-0; Paul Haynes (Ultimate Pellet) 76-10-0; Mick Bennett (Buck and Hickman) 75-1-0.

Teams: Connect Tackle 9; Stoke-on-Trent 14; Sensas North West 16; Maver Pickering’s 18. The Bronze Boys and Smith’s Bait and Tackle both 19.










Bannister House, Match Canal. Merseyside. Sun. 37. Martin Bullock (Ted Carter’s Preston) 61-0-0, carp to 11lb, 4mm pellet, 16m pole, peg 21; Paul Hart (Preston) 56-6-0; Mark Halliwell (Ted Carter’s Preston) 53-6-0; Martin Kay (Elton Tackle) 45-4-0.


Blundell’s,  Roving match. Cheshire. Sat. 35. Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 53-10-0, ide to 3lb, red maggot, 14m pole, peg 47 Ash; Mark Hassell (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 53-7-0; Stuart Carroll (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 41-10-0; Graham Stokes (Tri-Cast Highfield) 39-0-0. Sun. 41. Mark Hassall (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 62-4-0 – double header Sat & Sun, carp to 4lb, bread, 16m pole, peg 71 Pine; Kerry Kirkwood (St Helens Angling) 51-4-0; Keith Padmore (Ted Carter’s Preston) 44-0-0; Stuart Edwards (Rochdale) 37-4-0.


Brookside, Snake Pit. Cheshire. Thurs. 21. Trevor Dewhurst (Premier Driveways) 26-0-0, F1s to 1lb, soft Pellet, 11m pole, peg 53; Dave Williams (NW Worms) 22-0-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 20-0-0; Dave Pollitt (Hirst Tackle) 17-12-0.  Sat. 30. Chris Ruscoe (Rod n’ Reel) 36-8-0, F1s and some ide, soft pellet, 11m pole, peg 59; John Chapman (Rochdale Angling Centre) 34-4-0; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 33-0-0; Franek Staniuszko (Garbolino Elton) 25-0-0. Sun. Snake & Willow. 43. Paul Farquhar (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 47-9-0, F1s and silver fish, punch bread shallow, 11m pole, peg 59 Snake’ John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 42-0-0; John Pilling (Elton Garbolino) 36-2-0; Dave Williams (Rochdale) 32-12-0.


Firswood, Lancashire. Wed. 16. Keith Owen (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 40-3-0, small carp, punch bread, 13m pole, peg 1; Dennis Peterson (Ted Carter’s Southport) 22-8-0; Chris Picton (St Helens) 21-6-0; Mike Pollard (JR Angling) 12-1-0.


Lingmere, Roving Match on both lakes. Cheshire. Thurs. 17. Jamie Hughes (Maver) 53-13-0, carp 4lb, 4mm expander pellets, 16m pole, peg 20 Match lake; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere Fishery) 52-13-0; Andy Kirk (Bidston) 49-10-0; Winston Duckers (Chester) 20-8-0. Sat. 23. Steve Openshaw (Lingmere Fishery) 70-3-0, F1s to 12 ounces, 6mm pellet, method feeder on top, peg 36 Mere; Joe Oulton (Upton) 63-6-0; Tony Moran (Vine Baits) 58-2-0; Jamie Hughes (Maver) 56-6-0.


Meadow View, Cheshire. Tues. OAPs. Lark Pool. 19. George Osborne (Penketh) 30-14-0, carp to 6lb, corn and soft pellet, 6m pole, peg 2; Ray Hignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 21-10-0; Roy Morgan (Gosjak) 16-10-0; Roger Peet (Oldham Owls) 15-8-0. Thurs. OAPs. Thrush Pool. 16. Roger Peet (Oldham Owls) 41-8-0, carp to 3lb, red maggot and sweetcorn, 6m pole, peg 24; Ken Jefferies (Edgley Sports) 24-8-0; Ray Hignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 15-4-0; Eric Whitley 15lb. Sat. Lark Pool. 18. Jim Garside (Team Hydro) 38-2-0, carp to 6lb, meat and pellet, 6 and 8m pole, peg 12; Sean Woodward (Cheshire Angling) 29-0-0; Ron White (Cheshire Angling) 24-8-0; Dave Hancox (Cheshire Angling) 19-0-0. Sun. 22. Dave Martin (Stalybridge) 50-0-0, sweetcorn and maggot, feeder, carp to 8lb, peg 33; Lee Cooper (Salford) 48-4-0; Des Catterall 44-10-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 43-0-0.


Mill House,  Mescar Lake. Merseyside. Sat. 21. Paul Haines (Kirkby) 54-12-0, carp to 8lb, sweetcorn, straight bomb, peg 30; John Raby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 27-2-0; Colin Ambrose (Mersey Dockers) 24-4-0; Frank Holding (Ted Carter’s Southport) 20-0-0.


Newton-le-Willows AA, Sankey Canal. Merseyside. Thurs. 20. Geoff Clare (Warrington) 12-3-0, bream and skimmers, soft pellet, 12m pole, peg 17; Frank Holding (Ted Carter’s Southport) 5-9-0; Jim Byrne (Warrington) 3-12-0.


Old Hough Fishery, Warmingham, Middlewich, Cheshire, Tues. Lower Benbo, 7. Ian Mellor (Wyche Anglers) 37-11-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet and maggot; Paul Walsh (Protak Barlows) 20-8-0; Colin Baguley (Old Hough Fishery) and Peter Cooper (Old Hough Fishery) both 10-0-0; Pete Clements (Protak Barlows) 4-14-0. Thurs. Upper Benbo, 12. Ray Rigby (Ted Carter Southport) 44-14-0, carp, poled pellet; John Cheetham (Widnes AC) 21-9-0; Ian Mellor (Wyche Anglers) 19-9-0; Richard Bratt (Colmic) 17-2-0; Pete Clements (Protak Barlows) 8-12-0. Sat. Upper and Lower benbo, 14. Paul Walsh (Protak Barlows) 39-12-0, carp, poled pellet; Freddie Mack (Old Hough Fishery) 38-0-0; Mick Ough (Stoke-on-Trent) 26-11-0; Ken Potts (Old Hough Fishery) 18-15-0; Barry Hill (Old Hough Fishery) 18-5-0; Bob Asher (Old Hough Fishery) 14-4-0.


Partridge Lakes,  Cheshire. Mon OAPs. Spey & Ribbon. 19. Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 22-9-0, f1s to 2lb, red maggot, 6m pole, peg 10 Spey; Roy Powell (Farnworth Angling) 21-11-0; Dave Blears (Runcorn) 16-10-0; Ernie Pilkington (Ted Carter’s Preston) 13-10-0. Tue.  Covey Canal. 20. Tony Worral (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 31-1-0m F1s and some ide, double red maggot, 11m pole, peg 88; Keith Dixon Jnr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 21-8-0; Dave Simpson (Home Guard) 19-4-0; Sam Baxter (Stapeley Cudmore) 18-4-0. Wed OAPs. Spey and Ribbon. 24. Keith Wilson (Elton Tackle) 37-11-0, F1s to 1lb, single red maggot, 11m pole to reeds, peg 6 Ribbon; Eddie Battersby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 21-14-0; Terry Clark (Ted Carter’s Preston) 17-8-0; Irvine Melling (Platt Bridge) 15-3-0. Thurs.  Covey Canal. 24. Tony Worrall 37-11-0, F1s and few carp to 5lb, red maggot, 11m pole, peg 55; Ben Roberts (Drennan NW) 36-9-0’ Simon Beswick (North West Worms) 32-14-0; John Turner (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 30-0-0. Sat.  37. Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 51-11-0, mirror carp and F1s, red maggot and pellet, 11m pole, peg 81; Peter Tickle (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 42-14-0; Pete Humphries (Ashton Angling Supplies) 35-0-0; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 34-13-0. Sun. 49. Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 53-6-0, mirror carp to 6 lb and small F1s, soft pellet, 11m pole, peg 95; Sam Sharrock (Wayne’s Tackle) 45-9-0; Lee Riley (Rochdale Anglers) 38-3-0; Phil Walsh (Gilder’s Tackle) 36-14-0.


St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Sun. 32. Jim Hines (Dynamite Baits) 11-4-0, six bream, worm, bread feeder at 45m, peg 88; Ron Morley (St. Helens) 5-1-0; Paul Clibburn (Wigan) 2-14-0; Mark Harris (Miracle Baits) 2-11-0.


Stapeley Cudmore Spring League, Suez and Brewsters Canals, Arena and Pool 1, Sat. Round One, 48. Paul Carnwell (MAP/Garbolino/Bait Tech) 75-8-0, carp to 5 lb, skimmers and ide, poled maggot, Suez 10; Will Whitehouse (Trentham Lakes Gold) and Anthony King (Ted Carter Southport) both 63-2-0; Wayne Rooke (Match Aid Gold) 59-4-0; Dave McManus (Ted Carter Southport Blue) 51-0-0; Lee Kearns (Stapeley Cudmore Gold) 49-1-0. Teams: MAP/Garbolino/Bait Tech 8; Matrix 10; Match Aid Gold and Stapeley Cudmore Gold both 11; Ted Carter Southport Blue 13. Sun. Suez Canal, 24. Mark Kearns (Stapeley Cudmore) 64-2-0, carp to 6 lb plus tench and ide, poled punched bread, peg 23; Paul Carnwell MAP/Garbolino/Bait Tech) 57-6-0; Simon Jones (Trentham Lakes) 52-10-0; Derek Pemberton (Stoke-on-Trent) 44-2-0; Dave Breakwell (Stapeley Cudmore) 27-10-0.


Wigan & District AA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal at Heaton’s Bridge. Lancashire.  Wed. 25. Matthew Glover (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 8-10-8, bream to 3lb and skimmers, punch bread, 11m pole, pegged on bridge hole; Carl Whalley (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) and Mark Rimmer (Wigan) 2-1-0; Colin Brunt (Ted Carter’s Preston) 1-12-0.




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