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* Bannister House,  Match Canal. Merseyside. Sun, 42. Steve Burgess (Garbolino Elton) 107-6-0, carp to 6 lb, red maggot, 12m, peg 4; Pete Richmond (Ted Carter Southport) 93-12-0; Jay Brooks (Wayne’s Tackle) 87-8-0; Martin Kaye (Warrington) 86-4-0; Mark Halliwell (Bag’em) 76-4-0.

* Blundell’s, nr Warrington, Cheshire. Sat, 35. Mark Hassell (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 142-02-0, F1s and commons to 4 lb, pellet, method feeder and pole, peg 9 East Lake; Cliff Noble (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 126-14-0; Dave Simpson (Home Guard AC) 118-6-0; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 117-8-0; Keith Padmore (Ted Carter Preston) 111-10-0; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 99-6-0.

* Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Sun, 32. Dean Edwards (Fisherman’s Way) 97-0-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet at 4m down nearside edge, peg 46; Steve Carrier (Widnes AC) 79-10-0; Dave Williams jnr (Fisherman’s Way) 76-8-0; Mark Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 63-0-0.

* Hall Lane, Parbold, Lancashire. Sun, 39. Simon Sheppard (Ted Carter Preston) 98-12-0, carp to 3 lb and silvers, red maggot, 13m, peg 8; Keith Barton (Wigan Angling Centre) 98-4-0; Frank Yardley (Ted Carter Preston) 81-4-0; Wayne Kearney (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 73-8-0.

* Heronbrook Fishery, Slindon, near Stafford. Sun, 49. Alex Hulme (Crewe) 174-6-0, 24 carp to 7 lb and 20 F1s; Method feeder and corn, peg 16 Island Pool; Andy Moors (Maver Pickering’s) 154-14-0; John Chapman (Ted Carter Southport) 152-0-0; Trevor Robinson (Maver Midlands/Bag’em) 151-4-0; John Myatt (Stoke-on-Trent) 122-0-0; Steve Williamson (Reddish AC) 118-12-0.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 45. Kevin Bennett (Partridge Lakes) 93-8-0, F1s & carp, pellet in margin, peg 74; Connor Barlow (Drennan NW) 92-0-0; Lee Harrison (Maver/Ultimate Barnsley) 84-9-0; Joe Nugent (Ashton Angling) 82-1-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 75-1-0. Sun, 62. Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 153-15-0, F1s & carp, caster shallow, 8m, peg 57; Vinnie Smith (Tri-Cast Highfield) 109-4-0; Martin Howcroft (Atherton Tackle) 77-7-0; Simon Beswick (North West Baits) 73-7-0; Peter Humphreys (Rochdale) 70-11-0; Steve Finnerty (Partridge Lakes) 69-9-0.

* Rudyard Lake Two-Day Festival, Leek, Staffordshire. Sat, 30. John Priors (Farnworth Tackle & Bait) 29-2-0, skimmers and bream, tip fished worm; Jeff Tonge ( 29-0-0; Carl Fawley (Edgeley Sports) 27-8-0; Stuart Brown (Vale Royal) 26-8-0. Sun, 30. Dave Williams (Atomic Baits) and Daz Renshaw (Edgeley Sports) both 43-10-0, both bream to feeder and worm; Gary Skerritt (Maver Pickering’s) 42-11-0; Mark Harris (Miracle Baits) 30-7-0. Overall: Gary Skerritt (Maver Pickering’s) 18, 62-4-0; Carl Fawley (Edgeley Sports) 18, 49-4-0; Dave Williams (Atomic Baits) 17, 55-4-0; Mark Harris (Miracle Baits) 17, 53-13-0.

* Stapeley Crewe Summer League, Shropshire Union Canal, Soudley and Goldstone. Sun, 90. Richard O’Connor (Drennan North West) 23-4-12, two chub, two perch and skimmers, poled worm and caster, Oak Tree; Paul Turner (Wolverhampton AA Van den Eynde) 21-6-10; Les Osweleski (Frank’s) 13-8-4; Rob Chambers (Browning Lifestyle Red) 12-2-8; Tony Barker (Shakespeare) 10-15-0; Kevin Clark (Sam’s Tackle Wigan) 9-11-9.

Teams: Browning Lifestyle Red 74; Ted Carter Southport 73; Saints 58; Frank’s 57; Sam’s Tackle Wigan 55; Team Eclipse 52. League: Sam’s Tackle Wigan and Saints both 231; Browning Lifestyle Red 228; Ted Carter Preston 219; Shakespeare 213; Wolverhampton AA Van den Eynde 209.


Results of smaller matches and midweekers

Blundell’s, nr Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 27. Sam Slocket (Wayne’s Tackle) 174-1-0, F1s to 2 lb, pellet shallow, 8m, peg 31Trio; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 150-6-0; Matt Maguire (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 139-1-0; Daz Gleave (Trafford Angling) 108-12-0; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 106-0-0. Thurs pm, 17. Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 148-14-0, mirrors and F1s to 2 lb, pellet shallow, 8m, peg 47 Trio; Kerry Kirkwood (Trafford Angling) 146-12-0; Lee Addy (Drennan/Bait-Tech) 115-06-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 112-15-0. Sun, 27. Cliff Noble (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 169-9-0, mirrors and F1s to 3 lb, pellet shallow, 8m, peg 13 Trio; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 164-1-0; Lee Thornton (Middy/Bag’em) 146-5-0; Keith Leatherbarrow (St. Helen’s Angling) 112-7-0; Pete Roys (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 112-5-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Thurs,  17. Ray Thompson (Vale Royal Angling) 102-2-0, F1s and commons, pellet on deck, 12m across, peg 43; Andy Butler (Mosella) 96-10-0; Tom Barlow (Maver North West) 94-4-0; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 83-2-0; John Shellam (Stalybridge) 81-4-0. Sat, 23. Mark Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 106-0-0, carp and F1s, pellet, 12m, peg 4; Wayne Kearney (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 57-10-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 55-8-0; Stuart Taylor (Tackle Saver) 54-8-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Stoke-on-Trent , Staffordshire, Wed, 16, Arena Pool. Andy May (MAP/Bait-Tech) 219-0-0, carp to 8 lb, barbel and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 2; Mel Kearns (Cudmore Gold) 118-3-0; Simon Jones (Trentham Lakes) 92-8-0; Steve Edwards (Cudmore Gold) 88-0-0. Sat, 27, Suez Canal and Pool One. Andy May (MAP/Bait-Tech) 183-14-0, carp to 8 lb plus a few barbel, poled pellet; Adam Barnes (Oaks Tackle) 152-10-0; Paul Williamson (Cudmore Fisheries Gold) 137-4-0; Gareth Gibbons (Barlow’s Tackle) 127-14-0; Alex Hulme (Bay Malton AC) 127-6-0; Alex Langton ( Stoke-on-Trent) 122-12-0.

Hanchurch Fishery, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs. Wed, 9, Veterans. John Causer (Stafford) 61-4-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, Model Canal peg 51; Bert Bunker (Riverbanks) 57-14-0. Sat, 18, C & C Vehicle Repair. Chris Parker (Pickering ’s of Burslem) 130-6-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 58; D. Oakley (Hanchurch) 108-7-0; Pete Green (Simon-Hartley) 74-12-0; Danny Lowndes (Hanchurch Silver) 70-13-0.

High Heyes, Eccleston, Lancashire. Sat, 26, Lake 3. John Brooks (St. Anthony’s) 52-0-0, two 10 lb carp plus barbel, maggot, 14m, peg 42; Paul Banks (Adam’s Worms) 47-13-0; Danny McGuire (Mosella) 44-12-0; Dave Wells (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 31-8-0.

Lingmere, Match Lake, Cheshire. Wed, 19, OAPs. Ray Jackson (55th Division AC) 59-4-0, carp and skimmer bream, pellet, 6m, peg 9; Dave Randles (Morton) 56-6-0; Barry Carlson (Lingmere) 53-6-0; George Edwards (Lobol AC) 47-6-0. Sat, 16. Jamie Hughes (Maver/Bag’em) 92-10-0, carp and skimmer bream, 4mm soft pellet, 16m to island, peg 20; Carl Fletcher (Lingmere) 60-12-0; Jack Traynor (Lingmere) 57-4-0.

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Liverpool DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Eagar Lane, Merseyside. Sun, 17. Mike Dickinson (Liverpool Dockers) 12-14-0, 8 lb of skimmers plus 4 lb of eels, alternating bread and maggot at 10m; Chris Birchall (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 6-10-0; Keith Tierbuck (Liverpool Dockers) 6-7-0; Peter Gradwell (Liverpool AS) 4-11-0.

Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Tues, 22, OAPs. Peter Robinson (Altrincham AC)  69-4-0, carp to 5 lb, pellet and maggot, 10m, peg 4; Mike Bell (Lion Alls) 66-8-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 60-8-0; Jeff Spencer (Altrincham AC) 55-8-0. Thurs, 18, OAPs, Thrush Pool. Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 103-12-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet shallow, 8m, peg 3; Simon Honey (Meadow View) 66-12-0; Rodger Peet (Oldham Owls) 51-4-0; Joe McNabb (Gosjak) 42-0-0. Sun, 19. Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 122-8-0, carp to 5 lb, pellet shallow, 11m, peg 6; Shaun Woodward (Danny’s Tackle) 74-2-0; Graham Stokes (Tri-Cast Highfield) 54-0-0; Vic Trees (Ashton) 52-8-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Wed, 18. Ben Lloyd (Willaston) 90-0-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet over hemp, 10m, peg 52; Toby Gill (Mescar Scoopers) 80-2-0; Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle) 78-2-0; Colin Craven (Bob’s Tackle) 70-14-0. Sat, 18. Toby Gill (Mescar Scoopers) 95-0-0, carp to 8 lb, worm, 13m, peg 60; Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle) 74-10-0; Peter Gradwell (Liverpool AS) 55-8-0; Paul Farquhar (Liverpool Dockers) 40-8-0. Sun, 18, Mistral Lake. Andrew Molyneux (Mescar) 88-12-0, carp to 4 lb, worm, cage feeder, peg 25; Dave Cheatham (BAS) 77-8-0; Ray Pagan ( Liverpool Dockers) 77-11-0; Paul McCarthy (Ted Carter Southport) 68-8-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Sankey Canal, Upper Pound. Merseyside. Tues, 20, OAPs. Eddie Cook (Warrington) 17-10-0, carp, tench and bream, 12m pole and pellet, peg 1; Mick Collins (Newton-le-Willows) 4-4-0; John Wheeler (Newton-le-Willows) 3-5-0. Thurs, 20, Lower Pound. Geoff Clare (Warrington) 22-6-0, bream, roach and eels, pole and pellet, peg 2; Eddie Cook (Warrington) 12-10-0; Eddie McLorie (Newton-le-Willows) 10-10-0; Frank Holden (Liverpool) 9-11-0. Fri, 20, White Door Dam. Christian Bryan (Golborne) 6 Kg 720 gr, small carp and silver fish, poled pellet, peg 4; Steve Bryan (Golborne) 5.600; Paul Hill (Widnes) 4.950; John McCulloch (Whiston) 3.250. Sun, Ron Hassall Trophy, Sankey Canal, 25. Mark Brown (Newton-le-Willows) 7-6-0, carp, bream and hybrids, worm on long pole, peg 54; Harry Newton (Warrington) 1-11-0; Barrie Holbrook (Warrington) 1-7-8.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 19, OAPs. Vinnie Smith (Tri-Cast Highfield) 86-8-0, worm, 11m, peg 18 Ribbon Lake; Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 83-7-0; Alan Talbot (Dave’s Tackle) 82-9-0; Derek Bibby (Cheshire Angling) 72-7-0. Tues, 23. Barry Bush (Lingmere) 200-5-0, F1s & carp, caster shallow, 6m, Covey peg 58; Andy Bennett (Daiwa/Guru/Bait-Tech) 147-12-0; Ian Burley (North West Baits) 129-5-0; Martin Howcroft (Atherton Tackle) 122-6-0. Wed, 73, OAPs. John Wilson (Partridge Lakes) 78-9-0, F1s and mirrors, paste, 4m, peg 118; Tommy Aspinall (Atherton Tackle) 77-0-0; Des Greenough (Partridge Lakes) 76-10-0; Vinnie Smith (Tri-Cast Highfield) 72-7-0; Derek Bibby (Cheshire Angling) 68-7-0; Roy Powell (Farnworth) 66-12-0. Thurs, 49. Kerry Kirkwood (St. Helens) 144-11-0, mirrors and F1s, caster shallow, 8m, Covey peg 99; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 132-5-0; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 124-5-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa/Guru/Bait-Tech) 119-4-0; Mick Rodgerson (Drennan NW) 111-0-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 17. Gary Hogan (St. Helens) 43-11-0, ten bream to 4 lb plus skimmers, crumb feeder at 30 yards, red maggot and worm, peg 92; Dennis Knight (Wigan) 27-7-0; Mark Harris (Manchester) 24-6-0; Jeff Holland (St. Helens) 24-4-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Botton Bay, Lancashire. Wed, 25. Tony Prescott (Hindley MG) 10-8-0, bream and skimmers, caster, 13m, walkover bridge; Dave Trafford (Ted Carter Preston) 4-15-8; Rob Porter (Gidlow Angling) 4-13-4; Jerry Roscoe (Chorley Social) 4-12-4. Sat, 20, Rufford Canal, Meadow Lane. Steve Wilson (Ted Carter Preston) 5-5-0, skimmers to 12 oz, worm at 6m down track, pegged by lock; Steve Mayoh (Gidlow Angling) 3-13-0; Les Riding (Chorley Social) 3-8-12; Dave Bradley (Maver NW) 3-5-0.

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