Top pellet fishing tips – revealing interview with Parkdean Masters winner Harry Billing, and perhaps the biggest match maggot bill ever – all in THIS week’s Angler’s Mail! 


North West Angler’s Mail Kamasan Qualifiers for October 20/21 2012.


* Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, near Eccleshall, Staffordshire, Sun. Bridge, Island and Canal Pools, 51. Kevin Dennis (Ultimate Pellet) 79-10-0, All F1s, poled pellet, Bridge 26; Trevor Robinson (Maver Midlands/Bag ‘em Baits) 77-6-0; Alex langton (Stoke-on-Trent) 73-12-0; Daz Johnson (Maver Gold) 71-4-0; Neil Machin (Garbolino Bag ‘em Baits) 68-10-0; Andy Leese (Gilders Tackle) 67-12-0.


* Jeff Moors Memorial, Stapeley Cudmore Fishery, Whitmore, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, Sat. Suez and Brewsters Canals, Arena, Adelaide and Pool One, 80. Mick Mee (Maver Pickering’s) 74-10-0, Dave McManus (Ted Carter, Southport) 61-12-0; Craig Ebbrell (Maver Midlands/Bag ‘em Baits) 59-14-0; Richard O’Connor (Drennan North West) 50-10-0; Mark Kearns (Stapeley Cudmore) 50-8-0; Carl Lane (Prescott Angling Centre) 48-10-0.


* North Wales Winter League, Round Three, Hampton Springs Fishery, Malpas, Cheshire, Sun. 70. Lewis Breeze (Drennan North West) 87-12-0, carp to 10 lb, Method feeder and pellet, Rock Pool, 29; Chris Smith (Lingmere Fisheries) 67-14-0; Martin Leck (Maver Midlands/Bag ‘em Baits) 63-15-0; Martin Harrell (Maver Midlands/Bag ‘em Baits) 60-11-0; Craig Goldstraw (Maver Midlands/Bag ‘em Baits) 58-9-0; Chris Gorrell (Ted Carter, Southport) 57-4-0.

Teams: Maver Midlands/Bag ‘em Baits 51; Drennan North West 48; Ted Carter, Southport 47; Lingmere Fisheries) 43; Matrix Total Angling 36; Twangers 30; Oakengates Angling Centre 25.

League: Maver Midlands/Bag ‘em Baits 3; Drennan North West 7; Ted Carter, Southport and Lingmere Fisheries both 10; Matrix Total Angling 15; Twangers 19; Oakengates Angling Centre 20.


* Partridge Lakes.  Cheshire. Sun. 67. Andy Bridge (Garbolino Elton) 86-2-0, F1s and carp to 5 lb, pellet shallow, top 2 pole kit, peg 54, sweep £145; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru) 81-5-0; Sean Cooke (Elton Tackle) 62-6-0; Andy Greaves (Elton Tackle) 59-6-0; Stuart Taylor (Tackle Saver) 55-14-0; Peter Tickle (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 52-14-0.




Other matches




Bannister House,  Match Canal. Merseyside. Sun. 39. Paul Bottomley (Coppull Angling Centre) 82-4-0, carp to 8lb, 6mm pellet over micros, 13m pole, peg 52; Walter Eastwood (Gilder’s Tackle) 8-0-0; Peter Beardsworth (Coppull Angling Centre) 75-9-0; Mike Dewhurst (St Anthony’s) 52-0-0.


Blundell’s,  Roving match. Cheshire. Wed. 33. Gary Whalley (Bait Tech) 93-8-0, F1s to 2lb and mirror carp, pellet, 6m pole, peg 41 Trio; Lee Thornton (Bagem Baits) 84-11-0; Jamie Hughes (Maver) 82-10-0; Tony Green (Cheshire Angling) 57-8-0. Sat. 37. Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 130-5-0, carp to 6lb, soft pellet, 14m pole, peg 65 Pine; Dave Swain (Garbolino) 112-13-0; Tony Green (Cheshire Angling) 86-4-0; Lee Thornton (Bagem Baits) 85-13-0. Sun. 39. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 86-3-0, carp to 9lb and 37 ide to 2lb, pellet on waggler and maggot on 11m pole, peg 53 Ash; Lee Thornton (Bagem Baits) 82-13-0; Tony Green (Cheshire Angling) 77-9-0; Geoff Scott (Rochdale Angling) 77-7-0.


Brookside, Snake Pit. Cheshire. Thurs. 21. Paul Jones (Bait-Tech) 66-10-0, carp and silver fish, soft pellet, 7 and 11m pole, peg 2; Dave Pollitt (Hirst Tackle) 46-6-0; John Shallom (Stalybridge) 44-2-0; Peter Lowry (Gilder’s Tackle) 42-10-0. Sat. 30. Dean Edwards (North West Worms) 69-4-0, carp to 2lb, maggot and pellet, 12m pole, peg 56; Paul Jones (Bait-Tech) 53-8-0; Andy Grimes (Mosella) 34-0-0; Dave Williams (NW Worms) 29-8-0. Sun. 21. Steve Carrier (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 45-0-0, small carp and 20lb of silver fish, pellet and maggot, 6 and 11m pole, peg 17; James Garside (Team Hydro) 38-2-0; Paul Jones (Bait-Tech) 37-2-0; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 35-2-0.


Firswood, Lancashire. Wed. Both Lakes. 20. Ben Newbury (Daiwa Wigan) 58-12-0, carp, pellet, 10m pole, peg 14; Jimmy Corkish (St Helens) 52-13-0; A Guffer (Marketgate) 42-10-0; Paul Mossman (Ted Carter’s Preston) 40-0-0.


Hanchurch Fisheries, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Wed. Veterans, Model Canal, 6. D. Hancock (Hanchurch Fisheries) 34-12-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet and sweetcorn, peg 54; J. Coxon (Hanchurch Fisheries) 34-2-0. Sat. Henshall Insurance League, 26. Chris Parker (Hanchurch Fisheries) 71-3-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet and maggot, peg 57; D. Oakley (Stoke-on-Trent) 60-6-0; Kevin Roden (Trentside tackle) 51-14-0; Pete Green (Simon-Hartley AC) 39-2-0; G. B. Lawson (Stoke-on-Trent) 37-15-0; Ian Sinker (Hanchurch Fisheries) 35-7-0.


High Heyes Farm. Rover on all waters. Lancashire. Sat. 18. Gavin Platt (Wayne’s Tackle) 39-8-0, ide and small carp, double maggot, 12m pole, peg 10 Lake Three; Jay Brooks (High Heyes) 38-0-0; Ernie Pilkington (Ted Carter’s Preston) 35-0-0; Roger Malone (St Anthony’s) 34-8-0. Lancashire winter league. All lakes. Sun. 40. Paul Banks (Tri-Cast Highfield) 78-0-0, carp to 4lb and barbel 9lb, double maggot, 14m pole, peg 4 Lake Two; Lee Denton (Burscough Angling Supplies) 58-8-0; Alan Pickering (Burscough Angling Supplies) 45-1-0; Steve Hargreaves (Burscough Angling Supplies) 45-1-0. Teams: Burscough AS 12; Tri-Cast Highfield 20; High Heyes Black 22. League rnd 2:  Tri-Cast Highfield, Burscough AS, High Heyes Black all tied on 4.


JCB Silver Fish, Rocester, Staffordshire, Sun. North Lake, 24. Andy Taft (JCB) 64-12-0, bream, Method feeder and maggot, one tench pole and maggot, peg 16; Steve Roberts (JCB) 49-12-0; Neil Pass (Nottingham) 37-5-0; Lee Bagdanski (JCB) 21-1-0.


Lingmere, Match Lake. Cheshire. Thurs. 16. Paul Wright (Liverpool) 60-12-0, carp, barbel and chub, double white maggot shallow, 13m pole, peg 25; Alan Dewhurst (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 60-10-0; Gary Fairhead (Tackle Box) 56-12-0; Dave Randles (Moreton) 51-12-0. Sat. 20. Joe Alton (Birkenhead) 92-12-0, carp, F1s and barbel, maggot, 13m pole, peg 5; Andy Hartley (Widnes Angling Centre) 84-1-0; Jamie Hughes (Maver) 52-8-0; Jack Traynor 46-6-0.


Liverpool & DAA,  Leeds-Liverpool Canal at Maghull. Merseyside. Sun. 24. Barry Thomas (Ted Carter’s Southport) 11-2-0, roach, perch and skimmer bream, single and double caster, 10 and 12m pole, peg 393; John Easton (Liverpool AS) 9-4-0; Mike Sherlock (Liverpool AS) 9-0-0; Jeff Stirrat (Liverpool AS) and Paul Porter (Burscough Angling Supplies) 7-15-0.


Meadow View, Cheshire. Tues. OAPs. Lark Pool. 19. Barry Dibnah (Manchester) 38-8-0, carp to 4lb, soft pellet and corn, 11m pole, peg 31; Roger Peet (Oldham Owls) 20-6-0; George Osborne (Penketh) 20-6-0; Joe McNab (Cosjak) 19-12-0. Thurs. OAPs. Thrush Pool. 16. Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 32-0-0, carp to 3lb, pellet and sweetcorn, 8m pole, peg 8; Dave Bruce 19-8-0; Richard Rawsthorne (Ashton Angling Supplies) 17-6-0; Eric Whiteley (Danny’s Tackle) 15-12-0.  Sat.  Lark Pool. 18. Dave Hancox (Cheshire Angling) 67-10-0, carp to 4lb, corn and worm, 6m pole, peg 40; Ricky Salmon (Meadow View) 51-4-0; Jim Garside (Team Hydro) 38-4-0; Graham Stokes (Tri-Cast Highfield) 29-12-0.  Sun. 21. Keith Padmore (Ted Carter’s Preston) 56-4-0, carp to 6lb, pellet, 14m pole, peg 41; Sean Woodward (Cheshire Angling) 46-0-0; Graham Stokes (Tri-Cast Highfield) 40-8-0; Dave Hancox (Cheshire Angling) 29-12-0.


Mill House,  Mescar Lake. Merseyside. Wed. 18. Stan Phillips (Mersey Dockers) 46-8-0, carp to 6lb, soft pellet and corn, 11m pole and method feeder, peg 23; Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 42-10-0; Dave Phillips (Ted Carter’s Preston) 40-0-0; Frank Simpson (Southport) 38-4-0. Sat. 16. Paul Haines (Kirkby) 71-12-0, carp to 8lb, soft pellet in margins, 6m pole peg 23 – Golden Peg £350; Paul Farquhar (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 55-10-0; Steve Parry (Fazakerley) 55-2-0; Colin Ambrose (Mersey Dockers) 46-12-0. Sun. Mistral Lake. 18. Ritchie Wilson (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 56-0-0, carp to 3lb, soft pellet, 12m pole, peg 10; Peter Walsh (Anfield) 54-4-0; Steve Gallagher (Ted Carter’s Southport) 48-12-0; Gerry McMahon (Southport) 47-12-0.


Newton-le-Willows AA, Sankey Canal Upper Pound. Merseyside. Thu. 25. Harry Newton (Warrington) 10-12-0, carp, sweetcorn, 10m pole, peg 24; Eddie Marcroft (Newton-le-Willows) 7-14-0; Raymond Shorrocks (Farnworth) 7-13-0.


Northern AA, Macclesfield Canal at High Lane. Cheshire. Sun. 40. Steve Clegg (Saints) 9-8-0, Five perch to 2lb and roach on punch bread, 5 and 9m pole, peg 24; Mark Wain (No Tackle) 3-11-8; John Edwards (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 3-9-0; Derek Walker (Little Lever) 3-8-8.


Old Hough Fishery, Warmingham, Middlewich, Cheshire, Tues. Big Max Pool, 9. Dale Richardson (Old Hough Fishery) 22-5-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet and maggot; Pete Clements (Protak Barlows) 12-6-0; Peter Cooper (Old Hough Fishery) 10-14-0; Dave Goodier (Old Hough Fishery) 10-2-0. Thurs. Prospect and Lucky Dip Pools, 17. Dave Booth (Old Hough Fishery) 41-0-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet and maggot; Pete Clements (Protak Barlows) 34-12-0; Phil Brayford (Old Hough Fishery) 30-7-0; Frank Bradley (Old Hough Fishery) 25-12-0. Sat. Upper and Lower Benbo, 21. S Hill (Old Hough Fishery) 40-7-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet and maggot; Howard Parker (Old Hough Fishery) 38-6-0; Dale Richardson (Old Hough Fishery) 36-9-0; Ken Potts (Old Hough Fishery) 33-4-0; Phil Cliffe sr (Old Hough Fishery) 32-14-0; John Vernon (Old Hough Fishery) 31-8-0.



Partridge Lakes,  Cheshire. Mon. OAPs. Spey & Marsh. 16. Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 48-15-0, ide, F1s and small carp, white maggot, 6 and 11m pole, peg 1 March; Stuart Bryan (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 47-10-0; Irvine Melling (Platt Bridge) 47-2-0; Barry Whittle (Dave’s Tackle) 45-9-0. Tue. Covey Canal. 30. Steve Rimmer (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 85-13-0, carp, F1s and ide, white maggot, straight bomb on quivertip, peg 85; Peter Tickle (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 84-1-0; Kieran Rich 75-15-0; Mick Rogers (Newton-le-Willows) 74-12-0. Wed. OAPs. 38. Jim Smith (Manchester) 92-12-0, F1s and ide, white maggot, top 2kit, peg 48; Steve Kelly (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 91-5-0; Barry Jennions (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 73-15-0; Dave Brighouse (Manchester) 69-6-0. Thurs.  28. Ian Burley (Lloyd Baits) 111-0-0, ide and carp, maggot shallow, top 2 kit, peg 41; Simon Beswick (North West Worms) 108-14-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 107-4-0; Kevin Clarke (Leigh, Tackle & Bait) 92-8-0. Sat. 45. Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 52-3-0, mirror and common carp to 4lb, top 2 pole kit in margin, soft pellet, peg 40; Chris Weeder Jnr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 47-9-0; Lee Addy (Bait-Tech) 45-9-0; Danny Sixsmith (St Helens) 43-15-0.


St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Mon. 27. Shaun Fletcher (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 14-8-0, skimmer bream, red maggot, crumb feeder at 30m, peg 148; Mark Harris (Miracle Baits) 11-5-0; Lee Addy (Bait-Tech) 10-11-0; Steve Rowe (St. Helens 6-8-0. Sun. 47. Jim Hines (Dynamite Baits) 18-15-0, roach to 6 ounces, red maggot, 14m pole, peg 2 Holliney Bay; Mike Risby (Bolton Angling Centre) 12-1-0; Jim Evans (Garbolino) 12-9-0; Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 11-9-0.


Stoke City and DAS, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury, Junction, Stafford, Sat. First Aqueduct, 19. Dean Williams (Team Eclipse) 8-5-9, roach and gudgeon, poled squatt and pinkie, peg 86; Dave Richards (Team GB Four Ashes AC) 7-4-7; Tony Eagles (Team GB Four Ashes AC) 6-14-8; Paul Turner (Maver Tipton Van den Eynde) 6-1-0; John Smallman (Stafford) 5-10-4; Mel Wood (Team GB Four Ashes AC) 5-0-12.


Wigan & District AA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Lancashire.  Wed.  Adlington Marina. 24. Alan McAtee (Tri Cast Highfield) 7-15-0, skimmer bream and few roach, bread and worm, 14m pole, pegged in marina; Mick Hargreaves (Bolton) 4-14-0; Danny Martin (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 4-4-0; Alan Whalley (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 4-2-0. Sat. Appley Bridge. 50. Alan Whalley (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 4-4-12, roach to 6 ounces, punch bread, 7-9-13m pole; pegged at main bridge; Norman Watson (Hindley MG) 4-0-12-; Dave Edgerley (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 4-0-4; Frank Holding (Ted Carter’s Southport) 3-9-12; Dave Marsh (Standish) 3-5-8; Paul Robinson (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 3-4-0.



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