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Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 26. Mark Halliwell (Bag’em) 179-12-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet, 4m down edge, peg 21; Keith Jones (Elton Tackle) 67-4-0; Phil Cookson (Elton Tackle) 67-2-0; Stuart Rodgers (Tonge Moor) 66-0-0.

Blundell’s, nr Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 23, rover. Keith Leatherbarrow (St. Helens Angling) 130-4-0, ide and mirror carp to 2 lb, maggot down edge, peg 7 Trio; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 129-12-0; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 128-7-0. Fri, 24. Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 142-4-0, F1s to 2 lb, maggot, 4m, peg 41 Trio; Steve Gallagher (Ted Carter Southport) 120-14-0; John Kerwin (Fishermans Way) 115-6-0. Sat, 38, rover. Kevin Marler (Tight Lines Shaw) 129-12-0, F1 carp, maggot, 4m down side, peg 7 Trio; Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 107-8-0; Graham Sixsmith (Sixsmith Pole Repairs) 94-6-0; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 83-12-0; Mick Rudd (Rochdale Angling Centre) 83-6-0. Sun, 27, Trio and West. Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 87-14-0, barbel and carp to 5 lb, maggot down edge, peg 25 West; Pete Roys (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 77-13-0; Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 77-3-0.

Bradshaw Hall, Bolton, Lancs. Wed, 50, Lakes 8 and 9. Jon Jowett (Maver NW) 81-8-0, F1s and carp, pellet, 4m down edge, peg 1; Darren Morris (Tonge Moor) 77-13-0; Steve Eckersall (Bolton) 77-1-0; Keith Holland (Tonge Moor) 74-9-0. Fri, 41, Lakes 3 and 4. Dave Williams (Fisherman’s Way) 67-12-0, carp, pellet, 13m, peg 8; Rob Kinsley (Rossendale Matrix) 58-10-5; Geoff Terry (Fishermans Way) 57-11-0; Steve Hall (Bradshaw’s Gold) 56-15-0. Sun, 44, Lakes 8 and 9. Donny Gray (Rossendale Matrix) 77-9-0, carp, pellet, 6m, peg 20; Billy Brierley (Fishermans Way) 67-12-0; Gary Wright (Bolton) 60-0-0; Mick Booth (Tri-Cast Highfield) 58-4-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Thurs, 21. Mark Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 175-12-0, F1s, maggot, 12m, peg 21 Snake; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 151-2-0; Andy Hartley (Widnes AC) 107-4-0; Adam Harman (Cheshire Angling) 106-12-0. Fri, 18. Mark Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 135-4-0, F1 carp, maggot, 12m, peg 23; Stuart Conroy (Kamasan) 93-14-0; John Nugent (Ashton Angling) 91-10-0. Sat, 26. Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 118-12-0, F1 carp and silver fish, maggot, 11m pole, peg 40 snake; Mark Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 114-12-0; Stuart Conroy (Kamasan) 84-10-0; Adam Harman (Cheshire Angling) 75-10-0. Sun, 26. Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 72-14-0, F1s and silver fish, maggot, 11m, peg 56; Stuart Birchall (Cheshire Angling) 53-8-0; Allen Metcalf (Ray’s Tackle) 50-14-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 50-8-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Staffs. Wed, 15, Arena Pool. Simon Jones (Cudmore) 86-0-0, carp to 8 lb, tench and skimmers, poled meat, peg 11; Shaun Hill (Maver Gold/Bag’em Baits) 80-14-0. Sat, 26, Suez. Carl Lane (Prescott Angling) 139-12-0, carp to 6 lb, ide, skimmers and tench, meat at 13m, peg 28; Danny Hallam (Matrix Dynamite Stapeley) 129-8-0; Ben Lloyd (Liverpool AS) 89-0-0.

Hall Lane, Parbold, Lancashire. Sun, 31, Bessie’s Lake. Simon Shepherd (Ted Carter Preston) 67-6-0, carp to 3 lb, maggot, 13m, peg 56; Liam Killinger (Saints) 57-12-0; John McNicholas (Gidlow Angling) 51-10-0; Damian Brierley (Tri-Cast Highfield) 47-0-0; Terry Clarke (Ted Carter Preston) 46-4-0.

Hampton Springs, Malpas, Cheshire. Tues, 22, Over-50s, Long Island and Meadow. Ray Rigby (Ted Carter Southport) 58-0-0, carp, pellet and maggot, 12m, peg 16; Martin Holding (Hampton Springs) 55-6-0; Chris Hughes (Deggy’s Tackle) 45-1-0; Andy Pickup (Cheshire Police) 37-7-0. Sun, 20, Long Island and Willow. Martin Churchill (Maver/Scone Floats) 123-2-0, carp, pellet and corn, 14m shallow and margins, peg 17 Willow; Steve Boyd (Saints) 84-10-0; Wendy Locker (Chester Tackle Locker) 63-6-0.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. Sat, 23, Model Canal. Gary Jones (Hanchurch) 75-10-0, carp, poled maggot; Neil Dimmock (Hanchurch) 58-15-0; John Rowley (Hanchurch) 47-6-0.

Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Nr. Eccleshall, Staffs. Sun, 19, Match Pool. Peter Plant (Maver Midlands) 139-10-0, one 7 lb carp plus F1s to 2 lb, banded pellet at 12m, peg 6; Neil Dimmock (Stoke) 118-12-0; Mark Lloyd (Newport) 110-4-0. Easter Festival, 59. Sat. Mark Kearns (Stoke) 146-6-0, 4 carp to 5 lb plus F1s, poled pellet and meat, Canal peg 9; Jason Brown (Maver Midlands) 137-13-0; Jamie Hughes (Maver Midlands/Bag’em) 134-9-0; Sean Williamson (Reddish) 133-1-0; Adrian Higginbottom (Matrix Trentmen) 114-4-0; Damien Bracken (Garbolino) 99-9-0. Sun. Gary Skerritt (Pickerings) 150-12-0, 9 carp for 60 lb and 90 lb of F1s, poled pellet and meat, Canal peg 9; John Chapman (Ted Carter Southport) 146-15-0; Jamie Hughes (Maver Midlands/Bag’em) 141-8-0; Mark Kearns (Stoke) 132-4-0; Frank Cooke (Ray’s Tackle) 129-7-0; Jake Robinson (Maver Midlands) 125-15-0. Mon. Matt Godfrey (Drennan Barnsley) 167-12-0, carp to 8 lb and F1s to 2 lb, poled meat on deck, Meadow peg 21; Nigel Clarke (Matrix) 149-0-0; Mark Kearns (Stoke) 146-10-0; Jake Robinson (Maver Midlands) 146-8-0; John Brogden (Ted Carter Southport) 145-8-0; Trevor Robinson (Maver Midlands / Bag’em baits) 131-6-0. Overall: Mark Kearns 4pts, £1400; Jamie Hughes 5, £1200; Jason Brown 6, £1000; Darren Heath 7, £800; Jake Robinson (Maver Midlands) 8, £600 (333-1-0); Gary Skerritt 8, £400 (291-9-0). Mon, 21, Match Lake. Mark Lloyd (Newport) 163-10-0, F1s to 3 lb, poled pellet, peg 1; Danny Bowden (Telford) 103-6-0; Mark Harris (TRAC AC) 90-0-0.




High Heyes Farm, Eccleston, Preston. Sat, 35, Lake 3. Pete Richmond (High Heys) 59-12-0, barbel, maggot, 12m, peg 12; Mark Ellement (Ted Carter Preston) 50-4-0; Rodger Malone (St. Anthony’s) 40-0-0; Danny Maguire (Mosella) 33-12-0.

Hodnet MG, Shropshire Union Canal, Goldstone Bridge. Sun, 16. Alan Round (Browning Lifestyle) 15-8-12, 5 chub, poled maggot over caster, peg 105; Dave Edgeley (Wigan) 2-13-8; Paul Dobing (Browning Lifestyle) 2-8-6.

Lingmere, Match Lakes, Cheshire. Wed, 24, OAPs. Chris Diamond (Partridge Lakes) 109-8-0, F1s, pellet, 5m, peg 44; Colin Billing (Birkenhead) 95-13-0; George Edwards (Lobol) 80-15-0; Jimmy Bell (Birkenhead) 80-10-0. Sat, 21. James Howson (Lingmere) 68-14-0, carp, dead red maggot, Method feeder, peg 32; Dave Kline (Heswall) 58-10-0; Steve Boyd (Saints) 54-8-0; Steve Bolson (Lingmere) 52-0-0.

Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Tues, 27, OAPs, Lark Pool. Rodger Peat (Oldham Owls) 35-12-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet and corn, bread feeder, peg 32; Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 30-8-0; Dave White (Edgeley Sport) 24-8-0. Thurs, 18, Linnet. Don Bruce (Edgeley Sport) 29-4-0, carp to 6 lb, corn, 11m, peg 16; Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 27-10-0; Les Sandbatch (Ashton Angling Centre) 21-0-0; Paul Finley (Meadow View) 17-12-0. Sun, 23, Lark. Paul Ledgerton (Meadow View) 99-14-0, carp to 8 lb, corn and pellet, 10m, peg 32; Andy Talbot (Meadow View) 50-8-0; Mattie Campbell (Danny’s Tackle) 39-8-0; Roy Gibson (Danny’s Tackle) 38-0-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Wed, 16. Toby Gill (Mescar) 84-2-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet, 10m, peg 60; Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle) 79-12-0; Ben Lloyd (LAS) 64-8-0. Sat, 18. Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle) 59-6-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet, 8m, peg 23; Colin Craven (Bob’s Tackle) 59-4-0; Steve Parry (Fazakerley) 52-12-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Yew Tree Reservoir, Lancs. Thurs, 21. Jimmy Byrne (Warrington) 20-2-0, carp and silvers, maggot, 12m, peg 2; Eddie McLorie (Newton-le-Willows) 10-13-0; Graham Belton (Warrington) 10-13-0. Sun, 25, Sankey Canal Upper Pound. Harry Newton (Warrington) 10-4-0, carp and bream, maggot, 12m, peg 76; Paul Isherwood (Newton-le-Willows) 6-2-0; Ray Sharrocks (Farnworth) 4-11-0; Mark Brown (Newton-le-Willows) 3-15-0.
Old Hough,
Warmingham, Cheshire. Tues, 18, Prospect and Lucky Dip pools. Steve Hilditch (Old Hough) 35-3-0, carp, poled pellet; Ken Power (Tri-Cast Highfield) 28-4-0; Barry Holmes (Old Hough) 27-1-0. Thurs, 11, Big Max Pool. Brian Morris (Old Hough) 82-3-0, carp, poled pellet; Ray Rigby (Widnes) 42-10-0. Easter Pairs, Mon, 32. Upper Benbo: Gareth Gibbons (Old Hough) 66-0-0, everything with fins, pole, peg 16; Lewis Breeze (Drennan NW) 56-7-0. Big Max: Ray Rigby (Widnes) 54-4-0, multi-species assortment, pole, peg 12; Carl Day (Old Hough) 33-8-00. Overall: Gareth Gibbons and Carl Day (both Old Hough) 3; Ray Rigby and John Cheetham (Old Hough) 4; Lewis Breeze (Drennan NW) and Kev Brooks (Ted Carter Southport) 8 (81-1-0); Mal Dawes and Adam Jones (both Old Hough) 8 (77-0-0).

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 23, OAPs, Spey, Marsh and Ribbon lakes. Ron Kinsella (Widnes AC) 81-14-0, F1 and commons, pellet, 11m, peg 4 Ribbon; John Ormisher (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 64-12-0; Ken Wright (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 55-1-0. Tues, Covey, 26. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 134-1-0, ide and F1s, maggot shallow, 8m, peg 6; Simon Foster (Floats Direct) 121-2-0; Mike Rogerson (Preston Innovations) 107-0-0; Chris Weeder jnr (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 105-13-0. Wed, 64, OAPs, Covey. Des Greenhough (Tilsley Angling) 100-12-0, ide, F1s and carp, maggot shallow, 8m, peg 81; Derek Holland (Partridge) 99-11-0; Edward Battersby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 97-0-0; Alan Talbot (Dave’s Wigan) 66-4-0; Stuart Roe (Partridge Lakes) 65-6-0. Thurs, 33, Covey. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 188-15-0, F1s and ide, maggot shallow, 8m, peg 8; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 166-11-0; Graham Ramsdale (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 110-4-0; Roger Priestley (Maver NW) 101-2-0. Fri, 58. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 140-2-0, F1s and ide, maggot shallow, 8m, peg 15; Neil Pickford (Garbolino Elton) 88-15-0; Mark Davis (Lymn Angling) 76-13-0; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 75-0-0; Paul Barnforth (Maver NW) 73-8-0. Sat, 69, Covey. Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 108-1-0, carp, ide and chub, worm, top two plus one, peg 105; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 107-15-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 107-4-0; Simon Beswick (Maver) 89-13-0; Lee Harrison (Drennan Barnsley) 82-2-0; Dave Wells (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 80-13-0. Sun, 73, Covey. Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 86-8-0, F1s and carp, pellet down edge and 4m, peg 16; Steve Kelly (Ray’s Tackle) 72-1-0; Mickeh Barlow (Mosella Garbolino) 60-8-0; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 59-10-0; Nick Crook (Hemsworth) 58-15-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 57-11-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 16. Paul Cliburn (Wigan) 5-15-0, skimmers, maggot, bread feeder, peg 124; Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 4-14-0; Steve May (St. Helens) 4-10-0. Sun, 59. Alan Falzon (Dave’s Wigan) 23-15-0, bream and skimmers, 6 and 8mm pellet, Method feeder, peg 40; Mark Harris (Ringer Baits) 23-4-0; Gary Ainscough (Dave’s Wigan) 22-2-0; Jamie Cook (Dave’s Wigan) 21-5-0; Dave Lever (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 20-1-0; Shaun Fletcher (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 18-12-0.






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