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BIG BATTLE – only in this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine. Read a brilliant 6-page feature where Preston Innovations-Angler’s Mail Matchman of the Year Andy Bennett (left) pole fishes against Mail columnist Steve Collett, on the waggler.


Bannister House.  Match Canal. Merseyside. Sun. 22. Mark Halliwell (Bag’em) 123-0-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet, 16m and down edge, peg 58; Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 103-14-0; Barry Helliwell (Maccy’s) 95-4-0; Martin Kaye (Elton Tackle) 79-12-0.

Blundell’s, Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 19, Rover. Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 133-4-0, ide, mirrors and F1s to 3 lb, maggot, 8m and down edge, peg 31 Trio Lake; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 130-0-0; Jim Rodgers (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 119-12-0; Neil Cartwright (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 95-0-0. Sat, 28, Rover. Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 183-0-0, F1s, maggot, 4m, peg 13 Trio; John Broadbent (Tight Lines Shaw) 156-4-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 155-0-0; Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 104-0-0; John Kerwin (Fishermans Way) 104-0-0. Sun, 31, Ash, Pine and Trio. Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 129-8-0, mirrors to 5 lb and F1s, peg 65 Pine; Mark Hassell (Stalybridge Angling) 119-0-0; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 72-0-0; John Kerwin (Fisherman’s Way) 54-0-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 49-0-0.

Bradshaw Hall, Bolton, Lancs. Wed, 43, Lakes 8 and 9  Jon Jowett (Maver NW) 76-7-0, F1s and mirror carp, pellet, 6m; Dave Jowett (Fishermans Way) 71-8-0; John Clayton (Bradshaw Gold) 69-15-5; Jason Smith (Burnley Tackle) 68-15-0. Sun, 54, Lakes 3, 8, and 9. Dean Edwards (Fisherman’s Way) 117-8-0, carp and F1s, banded pellet, 16m, Lake 3; Billy Brierley (Fishermans Way) 77-0-5; John Vernon (Garbolino Elton) 75-10-0; Simon Beswick (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 74-6-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Thurs, 22. Derrick Bibby (Cheshire Angling) 143-6-0, F1s and silvers, corn and bread, 16m and down edge, peg 21; Alan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle) 87-14-0; Ray Thonpson (Vale Royal Angling) 81-0-0; Andy Butler (Mosella) 70-2-0. Sat, 31. Mark Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 81-0-0, carp and silvers, maggot on deck, 9m, peg 46; Ste Carrier (Widnes AC) 78-0-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 74-12-0; Ian Ridgeway (Rochdale Angling Centre) 73-2-0; Ross Whiteman (Cheshire Angling) 63-10-0. Sun, 34, Snake and Willow. Nick Butler (Cheshire Angling) 62-0-0, carp and silvers, pellet, 16m, peg 22 Willow; Stuart Birchall (Cheshire Angling) 55-0-0; Andy Butler (Mosella) 49-8-0; Alan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle) 52-8-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 44-0-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Staffs. Wed, 16, Suez Canal. John Glover Jnr. (Team Cudmore) 154-10-0, carp to 6 lb, ide and chub, pellet and meat, 13m, peg 32; Chris Gorrell (Ted Carter Southport) 132-0-0; Dave McManus (Ted Carter Southport) 127-14-0; Neville Cox (Team Cudmore) 99-10-0. Sat, 22, Suez Canal. John Glover Jnr. (Team Cudmore) 114-2-0, carp to 6 lb, ide and chub, pellet and meat at 14m, peg 35; Gary Kirby (Team Cudmore) 101-0-0; Bill Gilchrist (Team Cudmore) 74-4-0; Mel Kearns (Team Cudmore) 71-8-0. Sun, 30. John Glover Jnr. (Team Cudmore) 127-10-0, carp to 6 lb, ide and chub, poled meat, Suez peg 2; Jamie Hughes (Maver Bag’em) 117-10-0; Andy Moors (Maver Pickerings) 105-2-0; Adrian Wood (Hazel Grove Angling) 98-12-0; Carl Lane (Prescott Angling Supplies) 95-4-0.

Hampton Springs, Malpas, Cheshire. Tues, 22, Over-50s, Long Island and Meadow lakes. Ray Rigby (Ted Carter Southport) 81-5-0, carp to 5 lb, pellet, 12m, peg 20 Meadow; Jim Standish (Tyldesley Anglers) 63-12-0; Ian Hughes (Egremont Ferry) 61-6-0; Les Picken (Holywell Anglers) 54-14-0. Sun, 20. Ricky Salmon (Burt Baits) 79-2-0, barbel and carp, pellet and corn, Method feeder to island, peg 16 Meadow; Simon Loyley (Chester Tackle Locker) 75-10-0; Steve Boyd (Saints) 58-12-0.

Hall Lane, Parbold, Lancs. Sun, 27, Bessie’s Lake. Liam Killinger (Saints) 90-8-0, carp to 3 lb, pellet, 13m, peg 8; Frank Yardley (Ted Carter Preston) 58-12-0; Keith Dobson (Mack’s Tackle) 50-2-0; Dave Dauber (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 45-10-0; Martin Worsley (Mosella) 42-8-0.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. Wed, 19, Over-60s, Model Canal. D. Pemperton (Hanchurch) 64-2-0, carp and barbel, poled meat, peg 1; John Brayford (Hanchurch) 52-8-0; R. Lancaster (Hanchurch) 51-4-0.

Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs., Sat, 51, Canal, Bridge, Meadow and Match pools. Stuart Carroll (Wigan Angling Centre) 205-2-0, 14 carp for 40 lb and F1s to 3 lb, pellet shallow at 10m, Match peg 5; Steve Owen (Heronbrook) 108-14-0; Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 106-1-0; Daz Johnson (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 95-10-0; Paul Williamson (Congleton) 89-13-0. Sun, 80, Canal, Meadow, Bridge, Island and Match. Alan Dewhurst (Fisherman’s Tackle) 154-2-0, F1s to 3 lb, poled pellet shallow and on the deck, Match peg 5; Dave Childs (Rugeley) 153-6-0; James Dent (MAP Sensas) 135-15-0; Paul Williamson (Congleton) 129-6-0; Matt Godfrey (Sheffield) 127-14-0.

High Heyes Farm, Eccleston, Lancs. Sat, 19, Lake 3. Carl Robinson (Ted Carter Preston) 26-12-0, 20 lb of ide plus a barbel, maggot, 14m, peg 14; Ernie Pilkington (Ted Carter Preston) 22-4-0; Cliff Arnold (Burscough AS) 20-10-0.




Best hooker pellets, Andy Bennett v Steve Collett and much more is in this week's must-read issue of Angler's Mail mag, on sale from Tuesday, April 15.
Best hooker pellets, Andy Bennett v Steve Collett and much more is in this week’s must-read issue of Angler’s Mail mag, on sale from Tuesday, April 15.


Lingmere, Match Lakes, Cheshire. Wed, 26, OAPs. Sid Robinson (Lobol) 76-10-0, carp, pellet, 10m, peg 37; John Edwards (Merseyside) 76-3-0; Mark Greasley (Maver Cheshire) 66-14-0; Ian Hughes (Egremont) 65-5-0. Sat, 17. Paul McCarthy (Jacobs) 82-11-0, carp, paste, 7m, peg 17; Phil Ashdown (Lingmere) 78-2-0; Jay Cloney (Vine Baits) 77-0-0.

Liverpool DAA Top Teams, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Eagar Lane, Merseyside. Sun, 48. Dave Trafford (Ted Carter Preston) 8-7-6, skimmers and roach, bread punch, 10m, mid-section peg; Keith Tieburn (MCA) 8-5-12; Alan Morris (Wigan MG) 6-15-15; Rod Porter (Wigan MG) 6-15-13; Andrew Molyneux (LAS Red) 6-11-6; Jimmy Elms (LAS Red) 6-0-10. Teams: Wigan MG Blue 18; LAS Red 22; LAS Blue and Ted Carter Preston both 24. Final League: Ted Carter Preston 178; Wigan MG Blue 187; LAS Red 191; LAS Blue 192. Individual: Jeff Stirrup (LAS Blue) 22.

Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Tues, 23, OAPs. Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 69-0-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet and corn, 14m, peg 36; Jimmy Colecliff (Danny’s Tackle) 42-8-0; Peter Robinson (Altrincham) 39-12-0; Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 38-0-0. Thurs, 19, Thrush Pool. Steve Leaf (Daiwa Excel) 58-0-0, carp to 5 lb, corn and pellet, 6m, peg 27; Jim Holmes (Danny’s Tackle) 41-0-0; Don Bruce (Meadow View) 33-14-0; Ray Ignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 33-4-0. Sun, 23, Lark. Paul Jackson (Edgeley Sport) 97-8-0, carp to 10 lb, pellet and corn, Method feeder, peg 35; Barry Davis (Deeside Tackle) 57-8-0; John Halson (Meadow View) 55-4-0; Roy Basham (Meadow View) 50-0-0.

Middlewich Spring League, Trent and Mersey Canal, Old Kinderton Arms and Sykes Pumps, Cheshire. Sun, 40. John Cantello (Tri-Cast Highfield) 13-7-12, a 3 lb chub plus gudgeon, poled squatt, pegged at Cyanide Stretch; Shaun Paddon (Tri-Cast Highfield) 12-2-0; Lee Clarke (Team Guinness) 11-2-0; Simon Preece (Browning Lifestyle Red) 9-15-14; Gary Lunt (Browning Lifestyle Green) 8-10-12; Ian Morrison (Ted Carter Southport) 7-11-8. Teams: Ted Carter Southport 28; Betley’s Monsters 26; Team Guinness 25; Tri-Cast Highfield 23; Browning Lifestyle Green 23; Browning Lifestyle Red 19. League: Ted Carter Southport 60; Team Guinness 49; Betley’s Monsters 47; Tri-Cast Highfield 47; Browning Lifestyle Green 46; Browning Lifestyle Red.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Wed, 18. Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 76-14-0, carp to 6 lb and bream to 3 lb, pellet, 10m, peg 55; Colin Ambrose (Liverpool Dockers) 66-4-0; Peter Gradwell (LAS) 56-8-0. Sat, 14. Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle) 56-6-0, carp and bream, pellet, peg 57; Peter Gradwell (LAS) 49-10-0; Peter Walsh (Ray’s Tackle) 41-4-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Haydock Park Farm, Lancs. Thurs, 22. Eddie Marcroft (Golborne Tackle) 14-4-0, carp and silvers, maggot, 12m, peg 16 Lagoon Lake; Jimmy Byrne (Warrington) 13-9-0; Eddie Cook (Warrington) 10-7-0; Graham Belton (Warrington) 7-1-0. Sun, 25, Sankey Canal Upper Pound. Terry Speakman (Newton-le-Willows) 5-5-12, tench, ide and roach, wagglered caster, peg 15; Ray Sharrocks (Farnworth) 4-15-0; Mark Brown (Newton-le-Willows) 4-12-0; Paul Hill (Widnes) 4-6-0.
Old Hough Fishery,
Warmingham, Cheshire. Tues, 12, Prospect Pool. Ian Mellor (Wyche Anglers) 26-0-0, carp, poled pellet; Barry Bates (Old Hough) 19-7-0. Thurs, 12, Boulders and Goose. Mal Dawes (Old Hough) 30-3-0, carp, poled pellet; James Cantello (Tri-Cast Highfield) 29-11-0. Sat, 23, Upper and Lower Benbo. Darren Mulheir (Old Hough) 53-8-0; Ken Potts (Old Hough) 42-15-0; Ray Rigby (Widnes) 40-12-0; Dave Eastwood (Old Hough) 39-7-0; Lewis Breeze (Drennan NW) 38-12-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 23, OAPs, Spey, Marsh and Ribbon lakes. Ken Wright (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 89-6-0, F1s, carp and ide, maggot, 3m, peg 13 Spey; Keith Blakeley (Partridge Lakes) 81-14-0; John Wilson (Coppull Angling) 80-12-0; Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 74-8-0. Tues, 34, Covey. Connor Barlow (Drennan NW) 108-8-0, F1s, maggot shallow, 8m, peg 75; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 95-11-0; Aden Dordiuk (Tight Lines) 82-5-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 80-8-0. Wed, 59. Covey. Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 102-0-0, F1s and carp, pellet, top 2 plus 1, peg 75; Gordon Pemberton (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 65-13-0; Barry Whittle (Dave’s Wigan) 63-12-0; Steve Kelly (Ray’s Tackle) 62-14-0; Tommy Aspinall (Atherton Tackle) 59-0-0; Phil Oaks (Garswood Hall) 52-14-0. Thurs, 29, Covey. 29. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 195-9-0, F1s and ide, maggot shallow, 8m, peg 59; Connor Barlow (Drennan NW) 169-1-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 162-7-0. Sat, 61, Covey. Connor Barlow (Drennan NW) 84-8-0, F1s and ide, maggot shallow, 8m, peg 10; Roger Priestley (Maver) 76-1-0; Shaun Cook (Garbolino Elton/NWS) 70-12-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 65-12-0; Mike Rogerson (Preston Innovations) 63-4-0; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 62-13-0. Sun, 83, Covey. Andy Geldart (Dynamite Baits/Garbolino) 78-13-0, F1s, carp and ide, pellet and maggot, 8m shallow and down edge, peg 83; Mike Rogerson (Preston Innovations) 76-9-0; Craig Leland (Hemsworth) 73-2-0; Roger Priestley (Maver) 68-8-0; Steve Ashworth (Maver) 57-4-0; Des Greenhough (Partridge) 56-13-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 16. Denis Knight (Wigan) 19-6-0, skimmers, Method feedered boilie, peg 60; Martin Ormrod (Bolton) 18-5-0; Kevin Hall (Newton-le- Willows) 15-5-0. Sun, 28. Richard Pennington (Dave’s Wigan) 9-10-0, skimmers to 2 lb, pellet and boilie, Method feeder, peg 62; Derek Bennett (Preston Innovations) 9-3-0; Shaun Fletcher (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 9-0-0; David Rigby (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 8-6-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Wed, 28, Corporation Street. Sat, 28. Carl Whalley (Sensas NW) 9-6-4, roach and skimmers, bread punch; Shaun Birchall (Wigan MG) 6-7-4; Ant Silcock (Sensas NW) 6-6-4; Gary Marchant (Wigan MG) 5-2-12. Sat, 20, Burscough. Dave McGuinn (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 5-4-0, a 3 lb-plus bream plus roach, bread punch, 11m; John Edwards (Leigh Tackle And Bait) 5-3-4; John Hall (Bolton) 5-0-0. Sun, 18, Heatons Bridge. Paul Smith (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 3-1-8, a 2 lb-plus hybrid plus bits, bread and worm; Kevin North (Gidlow Angling) 2-4-8; John Meredith (Preston) 2-1-8.




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