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* Angling Trust Riverfest Qualifier, River Weaver, Northwich, Cheshire. Sat, 60. Kevin Hall (Newton-le-Willows) 78-6-0, bream to 4 lb, Method feeder with 8mm boilie, peg 41, new venue record; Steve Whitefield (Ecclesfield) 27-13-0; Adrian Paddock (Tackle Locker) 27-9-0; Anthony Morton (Stourbridge) 20-12-0; Matt Derry (Kamasan Starlets) 20-11-0; Fred Prudham (Medlock Bridge) 13-8-0.

* Bannister House, Preston, Lancs. Sun, 34. John Vernon (Garbolino Elton) 132-6-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet, top three, peg 39; Martin Kaye (Elton Tackle) 102-8-0; Dave Cline (Ray’s Tackle) 94-2-0; Stuart Almond (Jassel NW) 85-8-0; Dave Denton (Ted Carter Preston) 67-8-0; Martin Butler (Ted Carter Preston) 66-6-0.

* Blundell’s, nr. Warrington, Cheshire. Sat, 31, rover. Andy Fairhurst ( 146-5-0, carp to 15 lb, meat, 14m and down edge, peg 55 Ash Lake; Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 118-13-0; Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 102-9-0; Paul Nelson (Irlam British Legion) 100-4-0; Karl Webster (Urmston) 99-10-0.

* Bradshaw Hall, Bolton, Lancs. Sun, 49. Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 55-3-0, ide and F1s, pellet and maggot, 14m, peg 19 Lake 8; Jon Jowett (Maver NW) 54-8-0; Dave Williams (Fisherman’s Way) 53-7-0; Dave Connell (Ted Carter Preston) 45-7-0; Lee Addy (Drennan Bait-Tech) 42-2-0; Alan Lloyd (LAS) 41-13-0.

* Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sat, 78, Supercup Semi. Dave Hooper (Mosborough Tackle Box) 119-4-0, F1s to 2 lb, poled pellet across, Canal Pool peg 5; Leon Hardwick (Mosborough Tackle Box) 118-10-0; Lee Greetham (Kinky Pellet) 110-10-0; Peter Tickle (Paul’s Butty Van) 96-4-0; Lee Hall (Stainforth Angling) 95-6-0; Jason Gilbert (Strayside Anglers) 91-8-0. Sun, 51. John Shellard (Drennan Leicester Sensas) 151-0-0, carp to 14 lb, dead maggot down sides, Meadow peg 36; Dave Childs (Rugeley) 142-4-0; John Chapman (Ted Carter Southport) 135-11-0; Alex Hulme (Stapeley Matrix) 126-2-0; Alan Binney (Crewe) 120-14-0; Peter Plant (Maver Midlands) 120-2-0.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 52, Covey Lakes. Lee Addy (Bait-Tech/Drennan) 157-15-0, mirrors to 7 lb and F1s, pellet and maggot, margins and 8m, peg 87; Micky Barlow (Mosella Garbolino) 131-8-0; Jon Jowett (Maver NW) 128-6-0; Ron Buckley (Garbolino Elton) 126-2-0; Steve Fleming (Liverpool) 114-8-0; Kevin Bennett (Partridge) 109-2-0. Sun, 71, Covey. Lee Harrison (Drennan Barnsley Blacks) 131-12-0, F1s and carp to 7 lb, worm and caster, 12m and margins, peg 14; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 127-8-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 121-7-0; Lee Riley (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 118-0-0; Steve Kelly (Ray’s Tackle) 114-8-0; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 108-1-0.

* Wigan DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Lancashire. Sat, 35, New Springs. Paul Porter (LAS) 4-5-4, mixed silvers, bread over hemp, 11 and 13m, peg 34; Dave Bradley (Maver NW) 3-5-4; Mick Hargreaves (Bolton) 2-10-0; John Easton (LAS) 2-4-4. Sun, 73, Rufford Arms to Slipway. Anthony Marsden (Wigan MG) 15-2-8, bream and skimmers, bread and pellet, 13 and 15m, pegged on flats; Anthony Price (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 14-9-0; Dave Chadwick (Matrix Halifax) 12-5-0; Derek Walker (Little Lever) 11-12-0; Danny Martin (Wigan MG) 9-2-8; Mattie Glover (Wigan MG) 8-7-8.


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Blundell’s, nr. Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 20, rover. Chris Weeder jnr (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 187-12-0, F1and carp to 3 lb, hard pellet shallow, 6m, peg 9 Trio; Warren Kirby (Ashton Angling Supplies) 161-13-0; Ian Ridgeway (Rochdale Angling Centre) 158-4-0; David Howard (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 143-8-0. Thurs, 15, rover. Kerry Kirkwood (Black Swan) 104-7-0, carp to 8 lb, meat, 8m, peg 52 Ash; Karl Webster (Urmston) 99-11-0; Dave Hancock (Baileys) 88-14-0. Sun, 26, Trio. Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 122-15-0, carp and F1s to 3 lb, maggot, Method feeder, peg 17; Pete Roys (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 117-3-0; Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 110-1-0; Paul Duffy (DAM AC) 103-8-0.

Border Fisheries, Bay Malton, Cheshire. Sat, 12. Graham Broughton 47-0-0, F1s and common carp, pellet shallow, 10m, peg 34; Carl Jennings 36-8-0; Mark Pass 36-8-0 (all Bay Malton).

Bradshaw Hall, Bolton, Lancs. Mon, 34, Lakes 8/9. Simon Beswick (North West Baits) 65-9-0, F1s and mirror carp, pellet, 14m, peg 3 Lake 8; Jon Jowett (Maver NW) 44-4-0; Mick Booth (Tri-Cast Highfield) 40-9-0; Mark Morris (Tonge Moor) 37-0-0. Wed, 27. Geoff Terry (Fisherman’s Way) 49-10-0, mirrors and F1s, maggot and pellet, 12m, peg 1 Lake 8; Jon Jowett (Maver NW) 47-1-0; Mick Booth (Tri-Cast Highfield) 43-7-0; Dave Brierley (Fisherman’s Way) 40-9-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Tues, 20. John Shellam (Stalybridge) 117-14-0, carp and silver fish, maggot shallow, 14m, peg 17; Graham Broughton (Bait-Tech) 98-8-0; Lawrence Oliver (Cheshire) 82-8-0; Allan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle) 72-12-0. Thurs, 18. Andy Butler (Mosella) 250-0-0, carp to 4 lb, meat and pellet, 12m, peg 43, new venue record; Ray Thompson (Vale Royal Angling) 111-4-0; John Shellam (Stalybridge) 103-4-0. Sat, 22. Andy Butler (Mosella) 116-8-0, carp to 3 lb, meat and pellet, 12m, peg 30; Mike Smith (Tri-Cast Highfield) 99-4-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 73-4-0; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 68-4-0. Sun,  29, Snake and Willow. Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 87-8-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet and maggot, 12m, peg 22 Snake; Steve Addcroft (Cheshire) 72-8-0; Stuart Conroy (Kamasan) 67-14-0; Mark Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 66-14-0; Adam Hardman (Cheshire Angling) 60-12-0; Steve Carrier (Widnes AC) 60-6-0.

Calder Angling, Partridge Lakes, Cheshire, Wed, 23, Marsh and Spey. Dave Finnigan (Calder Angling) 88-6-0, pellet at 7m for carp from Spey 8; Mick Sykes (Bradford) 68-0-0; Shaun Auty (Brighouse) 62-12-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Staffs. Wed, 26, Suez and Panama canals. Stu Conroy (Drennan NW) 146-8-0, carp to 4 lb, ide and tench, poled pellet down middle, Suez peg 12; Ant Furnival (Ted Carter Southport) 113-0-0; Clive Nixon (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 100-14-0; Trev Robinson (Maver Midlands/Bag’em) 92-10-0. Sun, 22, Suez. Chris Wright (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) 176-6-0, carp to 6 lb, ide and tench, maggot at 13m, peg 28; Lee Hodgkinson (Drennan Leicester Sensas) 148-6-0; Craig Greenside (Drennan Leicester Sensas) 146-6-0; Brian Holmes (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) 117-10-0.

Firswood Road, Latham, Lancs. Wed, 18. Paul Mossman (Firswood) 115-12-0, all carp, meat, 6m, peg 19; Malcolm Dickson (St. Helens) 99-0-0; Keith Owen (Firswood) 95-8-0.

Hall Lane, Parbold, Lancs. Sun, 14. Matt Ruddy (Wigan Angling) 141-12-0, carp to 3 lb, red maggot, 12 and 3m, peg 26; John McFarland (Rochdale Angling) 138-8-0; Garry Gunn (Ted Carter Preston) 123-0-0.

Hampton Springs, Malpas. Cheshire. Wed, 25, over-50s, Rock, Meadow and Long Island lakes. Lenny Bolton (Rod’n’Reel) 93-5-0, mirror carp to 6 lb, crucians, skimmers and F1s, meat and corn, 16m plus margins, peg 7 Long Island; Ian Hughes (Egremont Ferry) 80-2-0; Jim Edwards (Lobol AC) 73-0-0; Peter Hodge (Chester Post Office) 68-13-0.

High Heyes Farm, Eccleston, Lancs. Sat, 25, Lake 3. Alex Feeney (Matrix/Leigh Tackle and Bait) 112-8-0, all barbel to 7 lb, sweetcorn, 14m, peg 35; Lloyd Bamber (Matrix/Leigh Tackle and Bait) 90-12-0; Gareth Talbot (High Heyes) 80-0-0; John Leeds (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 51-0-0; Mark Adams (Ted Carter Preston) 38-10-0.

Lingmere, Moreton, Wirral. Wed, 20, OAPs. Ian Hughes (Egremont Ferry) 97-0-0, skimmers and carp, pellet, 3 and 5m, peg 35; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 70-10-0; Les Pickin (Connah’s Quay) 64-4-0; Lenny Bolton (Cheshire) 64-3-0. Sat, 17. Steve Boyd (Saints) 92-8-0, maggot and pellet, 13m and down edge, peg 21; Alan Dewhurst (Lingmere) 70-6-0; Dave Woodworth (Lingmere) 64-12-0.

Liverpool DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, ducks section, Merseyside. Sun, 13. Ray Coombs (Liverpool) 7-7-0, skimmers and roach, bread and caster, 11m, peg 384; Kenny Smith (Liverpool Dockers) 5-0-0; Keith Tierbuck (Liverpool) 4-6-0.

Meadow View, Lymm, Cheshire. Tues, 23, OAPs, Lark Pool. Paul Ledgerton (Ray’s Tackle) 81-4-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet, Method feeder at 12m, peg 28; Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 77-8-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 70-8-0; Peter Robinson (Altrincham) 39-8-0. Thurs, 19, OAPs, Thrush Pool. Dave White (Hazel Grove) 72-8-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet, 6m, peg 27; Jim Holmes (Danny’s Tackle) 52-0-0; Geoff Wilson (Meadow View) 45-8-0. Sun, 24, Lark. Phil Chung (Twangers) 80-12-0, carp to 8 lb, corn, Method feeder, peg 29; Kevin Richards (Meadow View) 80-5-0; Graham Stokes (Tri-Cast Highfield) 64-0-0; Shaun Woodward (Danny’s Tackle) 60-0-0.

Mill House,  Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Wed, 14. John Easton (LAS) 97-14-0, carp to 8 lb, paste, 8m, peg 12; Toby Gill (Mescar Scoopers) 82-14-0. Sat, 14. Toby Gill (Mescar Scoopers) 74-6-0, carp, worm, 10m, peg 60; Ken Dooley (LAS) 71-14-0.  

Newton-le-Willows AA, Sankey St. Helens Canal, Merseyside. Thurs, 24. Dave Boyle (Newton-le-Willows) 23-11-0, carp, tench and bream, caster, 11m, peg 30 upper pound; Graham Belton (Cheshire Angling) 15-12-0; Eddie Cook (Warrington) 13-10-0; Jimmy Byrne (Warrington) 10-15-0. Sat, 20, Monastery Dam. Tim Griffiths (Ashton in Makerfield) 7-4-0, roach and skimmers, maggot, 10m, peg 37; Dave Bolton (St. Helens) 4-2-0; Andrew Hughes (Ashton in Makerfield) 2-12-0. Sun, 20, Haydock Park Farm. Mark Brown (Newton-le-Willows) 16-14-0, roach, rudd and carp, caster, 12m, peg 2; Harry Newton (Warrington) 14-6-0; Eddie Marcroft (Golborne Tackle) 11-13-0.
Old Hough Fishery,
Middlewich, Cheshire. Tues, 19, Upper and Lower Benbo pools. Pete Johnson (Old Hough) 93-4-0, carp, pellet; Ray Rigby (Widnes Angling) 90-0-0; Paul McCormack (Old Hough) 66-7-0. Thurs, 11, Boulders Pool. Richard Rawthorne (Old Hough) 82-5-0, carp, pellet; Alex Hulme (Old Hough) 69-12-0. Sat, 20, Big Max Pool. Steve Butler (Old Hough) 92-2-0, carp, pellet; Darren Mulheir (Old Hough) 87-12-0; Lewis Breeze (Drennan NW) 77-3-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 32, OAPs, Spey, Marsh and Ribbon lakes. Dave Timmins (Gilders Tackle) 87-13-0, F1s and commons, meat and maggot, margins and 6m, peg 6 Spey; Graham Broughton (Bait-Tech) 80-2-0; Vinnie Smith (Tri-Cast Highfield) 61-7-0; Roy Powell (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 54-4-0. Tues, 35, Covey. Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 172-1-0, ide and F1s, maggot shallow, 6m, peg 60; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 170-13-0; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 168-2-0; Steve Smyth (Partridge) 159-1-0; Gary Wills (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 149-2-0. Wed, 65, OAPs, Covey. Eddie Battersby (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 109-5-0, F1s and ide, caster shallow, 6m, peg 31; Ronny Smith (Bolton AC) 94-1-0; Les Steel (Partridge) 93-9-0; Graham Broughton (Bait-Tech) 72-11-0; Derek Holland (Tri-Cast Highfield) 70-9-0; John Hill (Partridge Lakes) 70-4-0. Thurs, 40, Covey. Barry Bush (Lingmere) 199-11-0, F1s, maggot shallow, 6m, peg 34; Paul Brandrick (Partridge) 128-9-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 121-6-0; Keith Leith (Partridge) 120-7-0; Howard Kelly (Matrix/Leigh Tackle and Bait) 117-8-0; Dave Timmins (Gilders Tackle) 116-9-0.

Rudyard Lake, Leek, Staffs. Sat, 24. Billy Kelly (Tri-Cast) 29-8-0, bream and skimmers, tip and worm; Mark Harris (Ringer’s Baits) 17-11-0; Andy Baker (Tonge Moor Angling) 17-11-0; Daz Blaydon (Simpson’s Tackle) 16-4-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 17. Dennis Knight (Wigan) 24-4-0, skimmers, Method feedered hard pellet, peg 99; Billy Kelly (Tri-Cast) 22-14-0; Steve Ward (St. Helens) 16-6-0. Sat, 15. Gary Hogan (St. Helens) 32-8-0, bream and skimmers, maggot and pellet, bread feeder, peg 34; David Rigby (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 29-14-0; Shaun Fletcher (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 19-5-0.

Tri-Cast Weston Pools, Oswestry, Salop. Tues, 11, rover. Josh Humphries (ABC Baits) 182-10-0, 90 lb of ide and F1s to 3 lb, caster shallow, Stretton Pool peg 29; Mike Rough (Matrix) 177-15-0. Wed, 14, over-55s. Tony Dean (Rod n Reel) 156-10-0, carp, caster shallow and down edge, Stretton peg 26; Colin Roberts (Tri-Cast Weston) 136-9-0. Fri, over-55s. Colin Roberts (Tri-Cast Weston) 152-0-0, carp and F1s, top two with bread, Canal peg 19; Tony Dean (Rod n Reel) 141-0-0. Sat, 14, rover. Matty Dawes (Tri-Cast Weston/ABC Baits) 218-14-0, carp to 6 lb plus F1s, pellet shallow at 14.5m, Weir peg 10; Mike Rough (Matrix) 203-15-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Lancashire. Wed, 25, Addlington. Gordon Houlibecq (Bolton) 13-1-0, bream to 2 lb, worm and maggot, 11m, pegged at marina; Gary Marchant (Wigan MG) 5-10-4; Lenny Stringfellow (Hindley MG) 5-7-4; Kevin Stothers (Gidlow Angling) 5-5-0.


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