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North West Angler’s Mail Matches for March 23/24 2013





Bannister House,  Match Canal. Merseyside. Sun. 28. Dave Connell (Ted Carter’s Southport) 65-8-0, carp to 5lb, chub and bream. Pop-up bread, straight leger, peg 21; Jay Brooks (Southport) 50-0-0; Paul Hart (Preston) 32-0-0; John Raby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 26-10-0.

Blundell’s,  Roving match. Cheshire. Wed. 34. Jamie Hughes (Maver) 100-7-0, carp to 3l and F1s, pellet, 11 and 16m pole, peg 11 Trio; Daz Gleave (Trafford Angling) 79-10-0; Mike Rudd (Rochdale Angling Centre) 68-7-0; Mark Harris (Miracle Baits) 57-12-0. Sun. 21. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 17-12-0, ide to 2lb and a 3lb mirror carp, red maggot, 11m pole, peg 49 Ash; Gary Sullivan (Cheshire Angling) 12-2-0; Lee Cooper (Salford) 8-3-0; Trevor Jackson (Rod n’ Reel) 3-9-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit. Cheshire. Thurs. 21. Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 95-6-0, carp to 3 lb, red maggot, 10m pole, peg 53; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 75-8-0; Roger Priestly (Maver NW) 60-2-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 49-12-0. Sun.  23. Stuart Conroy (Drennan NW) 74-4-0, carp to 3 lb and F1s, punch bread, 11m pole, peg 5; Chris Bowden (Edgley Sports) 44-8-0; Peter Wakefield (Gloworms) 24-0-0; Steve Butler (Ted Carter’s Southport) 23-2-0.

Firswood, Lancashire. Wed. 19. Dennis Peterson (Ted Carter’s Southport) 43-8-0, carp to 4lb, punch bread, 13m pole, peg 1; Jeff Holland (St Helens) 15-5-0; Phil Boden (Firswood) 14-0-0; Cliff Fitzpatrick (Liverpool) 12-9-0.

Heronbrook Spring League, Final Round, Slindon, near Eccleshall, Staffordshire, Sun. All pools, 67. Rob Pelling (Connect Tackle) 101-14-0, 90 F1s, poled pellet, Match Lake 1; Neil Machin (Chippendales) 61-0-0; Frank Cooke (Ray’s Tackle) 58-8-0; Paul Beeston (Sensas North West) 55-10-0; R. Hughes (Eddies Tackle and Bait) 54-2-0; Ade Kelsall (Crewe) 47-6-0.

Teams: Maver Gold/Bag ‘em Baits 12; Ray’s Tackle 12; Eddies Bait and Tackle 12; Ted Carter Southport Red 16; Stoke-on-Trent 18; Trentside Angling Centre 20.

Final League: Maver Gold/Bag ‘em Baits 95; Connect Tackle 99; Trentside Angling Centre 108; Stoke-on-Trent 116; Ultimate Pellet 117; Eddies Bait and Tackle 118.

Lingmere, Match Lake. Cheshire. Thurs. 17.  Jamie Hughes (Maver) 81-3-0, F1s and skimmer bream, soft pellet 13m pole, peg 36 Mere; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere Fishery) 73-6-0; Winston Duckers (Chester) 38-14-0; Andy Kirk (Bidston) 24-9-0.

Mill House,  Mescar Lake. Merseyside. Wed. 16. Ian Allinson (Burscough) 26-0-0, skimmer bream and carp, pellet, 10m pole, peg 42; Frank Simpson (Ted Carter’s Southport) 22-10-0; Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 18-8-0; Frank Holding (Ted Carter’s Southport) 18-0-0.

Old Hough Fishery, Warmingham, Middlewich, Cheshire, Tues. Goose Pool, 11. Wayne Rooke (Twangers AC) 21-11-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet and maggot; Gary Billnge (Sensas North West) 21-0-0; Martin Howcroft (Atherton Tackle) 16-0-0; Darren Cowley (Old Hough Fishery) 10-11-0; Michael Cocker (Old Hough Fishery) 10-0-0; Ian Mellor (Wyche Anglers) 9-1-0. Thurs. Prospect and Lucky Dip Pools, 13. Alex Hulme (Stoke-on-Trent) 30-6-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet and maggot; Pete Clements (Protak Barlows) 19-6-0; Martin Williams (Old Hough Fishery) 15-5-0; Stef Brown (Old Hough Fishery) 14-12-0; Paul Walsh (Protak Barlows) 10-15-0; Greg Hulme (Old Hough Fishery) 10-4-0.

Partridge Lakes,  Cheshire. Mon. OAPs. Spey & Ribbon. 19. Ernie Pilkington (Ted Carter’s Preston) 41-1-0, F1s and ide, double red maggot, 11m pole, peg 4 Ribbon;  Irvine Melling (Platt Bridge) 36-14-0; Baz Little (Leigh) 31-4-0; Dave Brighouse (Manchester) 25-3-0. Tues. Covey Canal. 19. Les Hunt (Rider Brow) 82-14-0,Fis and mirror carp, soft pellet, 6 and 11n pole, peg 77; Mike Astbury (Poplars AC) 66-2-0; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 63-0-0; Ian Burley (NW Baits) 51-3-0. Wed. OAPs. 33. Eddie Battersby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 44-2-0, F1s, soft pellet, 10m pole under aerator, peg 6; Des Greenough (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 36-7-0; Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 34-13-0; Brian Taylor (Stockport) 29-7-0; Thurs. 26. Ian Burley (NW Baits) 67-11-0, ide and F1s, red maggot, 11m pole, peg 55; Steve Adison (Warrington) 53-1-0; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 44-6-0; Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 43-11-0. Sun. 19. John Turner (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 4-15-0, carp and F1s, sweetcorn in deep water, 4m pole, peg 59; Phil Walsh (Gilder’s Tackle) 4-8-0; Alan Walsh (Ashton Angling) 4-2-0; Andy Greaves (Elton Tackle) 3-11-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Sun. 16. Alan Marsden (St. Helens) 1-12-0, skimmer bream first cast, red maggot, crumb feeder, peg 8; Mark Phillips (Manchester) 0-1-0, small roach on last cast, won £100 super pool.   Only two weighed.

Stapeley Cudmore, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, Wed. Arena Pool, 16. Mick Rogerson (Drennan North West) 29-10-0, barbel and skimmers, poled maggot, peg 10; Neville Cox (Stapeley Cudmore) 23-0-0; Shaun Hill (Maver Gold/Bag ‘em Baits) 21-10-0; Mel Kearns (Stapeley Cudmore) 19-8-0.

Stapeley Crewe Winter League, Shropshire Union Canal, Nantwich, Cheshire. Sun. Final Round, 38. Derek Robertson (Eclipse Green) 2-5-13, gudgeon plus a 1 lb perch, poled squatt, top of the Belt; Damian Parry (Browning Lifestyle) 2-1-0; Dave Holman (Wyche Anglers) 1-7-13; Jem Chesworth (Wyche Anglers) 1-4-6; Alan Round (Browning Lifestyle) 0-14-2; Neil Latham (Betley’s Monsters) 0-10-7. Teams: Wyche Anglers 32; Browning Lifestyle 32; Eclipse Green 27; Frank’s Four 26; Latecomers 23; Hodnet MG 23. Final League: Wyche Anglers 147; Browning Lifestyle 141; Eclipse Green 134; Frank’s Four 132; Eclipse Blue 126; Latecomers 123; Exiles 116; Hodnet MG 114; Betley’s Monsters 113; Cheshire MG 60.

Warrington AA Winter League, final round, Bridgewater Canal, Walton, Sat. dead length, 24. Kev Green (Black Claggers) 6-8-0, roach and skimmers, poled bread punch; Ian Blakeley (Saints) 6-3-3; Ross Wightman (Cheshire Angling Gold) 6-2-0; Neil Davies (Bob’s Lot) 3-14-0; Alan Faulkener (Warrington Red) 3-11-4. Final Teams: Saints 154 (£300); Cheshire Angling Gold 153 (£200); Black Claggers 146 (£100); Bob’s Lot 137; Warrington Red 103; Woolston 89.

Wigan & District AA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Lancashire.  Wed. Adlington Marina. 27. Colin Savage (Bolton) 5-11-0, four skimmer bream and small roach, punch bread, 10m pole, peg on marina; Dave Bradley (Maver NW) 5-1-4; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) and George Falconer (Hindley MG) 4-2-8. Sun. Bill Gratton Shield. Burscough. 44. Gary Marchant (Lancs Rod & Reel) 6-6-4, pike 3 lb, perch 1 lb plus roach, worm and punch bread, 6m pole, peg 656; Alan Morris (Sensas NW) 2-8-12; Bruce Clarke (Gerry’s of Morecambe) 1-14-12.

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