Bream hauling on match gear, full report on what Dick Clegg called "one of the best results ever" and loads more can be enjoyed by getting the new AM magazine, in good shops from Tuesday, September 3.

Bream hauling on match gear, full report on what Dick Clegg called “one of the best results ever” and loads more can be enjoyed by getting the new AM magazine, in good shops from Tuesday, September 3.






Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers




* Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 46. Lee Murphy (Ted Carter Southport) 92-12-0, mirror carp to 6 lb, maggot over groudbait, 15m, peg 23; John Vernon (Elton Tackle) 76-0-0; Paul Hart (Preston) 62-12-0; Phil Cookson (Elton Tackle) 61-0-0; Phil Wilson (Massey’s) 60-14-0; Barry Weaver (Massey’s) 60-7-0.

* Blundell’s, nr Warrington, Cheshire. Sat, 39. Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 153-1-0, skimmers, mirrors and F1s, maggot shallow, 6m, peg 37 Trio; Cliff Noble (Stalybridge Angling Centre) 149-11-0; Stuart Carroll (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 118-3-0; Keith Leatherbarrow (St. Helen’s Angling Centre) 113-9-0; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 109-3-0; Frank Hayhurst (Blundell’s) 108-8-0.
* Brookside, Snake Pit. Cheshire. Sun, 31, Snake and Meadow pits. Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 55-0-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet, 14m, peg 17; Dean Edwards (Fisherman’s Way) 54-6-0; Mike Smith (Matrix) 51-14-0; Dave Williams (Garbolino Elton) 51-10-0; Craig Ebbrell (Maver Midlands) 47-0-0; John Shellam (Stalybridge Angling) 46-10-0.

* Heronbrook Fishery, Slindon, Staffs. Sat, 40. Sean Hill (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 135-11-0, F1s to 2 lb and carp to 8 lb, poled pellet, peg 38 Canal; Neil Machin (Garbolino/Bag’em) 124-8-0; Ken Oldham (Connect Tackle) 106-4-0; Jake Robinson (Maver Midlands/Bag’em) 103-8-0; Rob Pennington (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 102-11-0; Graham Bowers (Heronbrook) 102-6-0.

* Northwich AA Doug Maddock Memorial, River Weaver. Sun, 40. Dave Booth (Winsford) 13-4-0, bread feeder, worm and maggot; Ken Taylor (Rudheath) 11-6-0; Ernie Errs (Vale Royal Angling) 7-3-0; Bernie Swift (Nights Grange) 5-11-0.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 41. Steve Shorrock (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 103-0-0, carp to 5 lb, maggot shallow, 6m, peg 100; Kevin Bennett (Trafford Angling) 102-14-0; Steven Millward (Bolton) 92-2-0; Lee Riley (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 90-10-0.  Sun, 73. Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 107-0-0, carp to 8 lb plus F1s, white maggot, 6m, margins and track at 6ft, peg 81; Nick Barlow (Ashton Angling) 96-11-0; Andy Middleton (Partridge Lakes) 92-4-0; Steve Fleming (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 90-5-0; Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 87-8-0; Peter Tickle (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 78-0-0.

* Stapeley Crewe Summer League, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Junction, Stafford. Sun, 90. Barry Thomas (Ted Carter Southport) 11-4-0, skimmers, hybrids and roach, poled caster, peg 1 Grubb Street; Kevin Perry (Browning Lifestyle Red) 10-10-5; Tony Barker (Shakespeare) 10-2-0; Phil Cross (Frank’s) 8-3-0; Alan Round (Browning Lifestyle Red) 7-9-3; Albert Malcolmson (Drennan NW) 7-1-14. Teams: Ted Carter Southport 69; Wolverhampton AA Van den Eynde 65; Shakespeare 64; Browning Lifestyle Red 59; Drennan NW 54; Sam’s Tackle Wigan 52. League: Ted Carter Southport 296; Browning Lifestyle Red 285; Sam’s Tackle Wigan 283; Shakespeare 277; Saints 276; Wolverhampton AA Van den Eynde 275.


Results of smaller matches and midweekers

Blundell’s, nr Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 26. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 186-04-0, mirrors and F1s to 2 lb, white maggot shallow, 7m pole, peg 13; Sam Slocket (Wayne’s Tackle) 180-05-0; Dave Simpson (Homeguard AC) 148-03-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 142-02-0; Cliff Noble (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 139-12-0; Mike Thomson (Trafford Angling) 129-10-0. Sun, 27, Rover. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 161-11-0, chub, small ide, mirrors and F1s to 2 lb, maggot shallow, pole 7m, Trio peg 47; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 129-13-0; Simon Fadden (Frenzee) 125-7-0; Kerry Kirkwood (Manchester) 112-3-0; Colin Mayor (Drennan NW) 88-15-0; Stuart Edwards (Rochdale Angling Centre) 72-10-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit. Cheshire. Mon. 29. Mark Gloving (Deggy’s) 109-6-0, F1s and mirrors, pellet, 6m, peg 16; Andy Hartley  93-8-0; Ian Ridgway 66-0-0; Ste Carrier (Widnes AC) 54-12-0. Thurs, 18. Dean Edwards (Fisherman’s Way) 96-8-0, carp to 3 lb, pellet, 13m and margins, peg 14; Craig Higson (Tongue Moor Angling) 75-2-0; Trevor Dewhurst (Premier Highways) 73-0-0; Mike Corbett (Stalybridge) 72-8-0; Chris Ruscoe (Rod n Reel) 72-6-0; Jimmy Wilson (J.W. Pole Repairs) 63-10-0. Sat, 24. Ste Carrier (Widnes AC) 83-6-0, carp and F1s, pellet, 7m, peg 19; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 57-4-0; Trevor Dewhurst (Premier Driveways) 47-8-0; Craig Higson (Tongue Moor Angling) 47-4-0; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 45-8-0; Stuart Conroy (Kamasan) 45-2-0.

Firswood Road, Latham, Skelmersdale, Lancs. Wed, 20. Paul Mossman (Tri-Cast Highfield) 106-10-0, mirrors and F1s, meat, 13m, peg 19; Chris Picton (St. Helens) 81-11-0; Keith Owen (Ray’s Tackle) 81-0-0; Peter Tickle (St. Helens AA) 65-1-0.

Gowna Festival, Killykeen, Corfree, Rosduff and Dernaferst, Ireland. 75. Day 1: Neil Parkinson (Dynamite Middy) 29 Kg 190 gr; Neil Mallinson (Garbolino Ossett) 25.980. Day 2: Andy Leathers (Browning Hot Rods) 20.640; Ken Seddon (Enniskillen) 18.000. Day 3: Roy Marshall (Thailand) 25.050; Tony Hopkins (Garbolino Ossett) 23.980. Day 4: Derek Buckley (Enniskillen) 37.600; Eddie Campbell (Enniskillen) 22.350. Day 5: Lee Klimczuk (Maver Bait-Tech) 30.940; Tony Hopkins (Garbolino Ossett) 22.310. Overall: Derek Buckley 101.850, £2600 euros; Tony Hopkins 96.720; Lee Klimczuk 93.200; Neil Parkinson 85.910.

Hall Lane, Bess’s Lake. Lancashire. Thurs, 18. Graham Carter (Ted Carter Preston) 121-12-0, F1 carp to 3 lb, red maggot, 13m, peg 63; Bruce Peg’s (Ted Carter Preston) 82-4-0; Paul Griffiths (Gerry’s Morecambe) 76-0-0; Gary Gunn (Ted Carter Preston) 55-0-0. Sat, 21. Bob Watson (Ted Carter Preston) 105-6-0, carp to 3 lb, maggot, 4m, peg 62; Paul Griffiths (Gerry’s Morecambe) 91-0-0; Colin Webster (Ted Carter Preston) 85-4-0; Paul Worthing (Wigan) 74-8-0. Sun, 22, Merlin. Steve Ward (St. Helens AA) 72-6-0; carp to 8 lb, corn and meat, 13m and 4m down margin, peg 16; Joe Kenyon (Ted Carter Preston) 59-8-0; Dave Ryan (Bob’s Tackle) 59-4-0; Gary Gunn (Ted Carter Preston) 50-0-0.

Hampton Springs, Malpas, Cheshire. Tues, 23, over-50s. Chris Diamond (Eddies Bait Supplies) 83-2-0, carp, crucians and skimmers, pellet and corn, 17m, peg 6 Long Island; Gary White (Cheshire) 81-4-0; Ray Rigby (Ted Carter Southport) 77-13-0; Jim Standish (Meadows) 74-10-0.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, Wed, 11, Veterans, Model Canal. Mick Taylor (Trentside Angling) 65-7-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 40; John Rowley (J & D Windows) 60-10-0; John Crowder (Hanchurch Fisheries) 46-8-0. Sun, 20, Garden Centre Aggregate, Model Canal. Mick Taylor (Trentside Angling) 71-3-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 31; Alan Merrill (Hanchurch) 70-11-0; Peter Green (Hanchurch) 57-0-0; Kevin Roden (Trentside Angling Centre) 54-8-0; Danny Lowndes (Hanchurch Silver) 53-1-0.

Heronbrook Fishery, Slindon, Staffs. Sun, 27, Meadow, Bridge and Match Pools. Ade Cattell (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 162-0-0, F1s and carp, poled pellet, Meadow 43; John Chapman (Ted Carter Southport) 124-12-0; Tony Shelley (Trentside Angling) 108-2-0; M. Rushton (Ultimate Pellet) 99-8-0; Kevin Dennis (Ultimate Pellet) 98-2-0; Antony King (Ted Carter Southport) 86-4-0.

High Heyes Farm. Eccleston, Preston. Paul Banks (Adams Worms) 47-0-0, barbel & carp, corn & maggot, 14m then margins for barbel in last hour, peg 14; Alex Feeney (Matrix Wanes Tackle) 45-4-0, Ken Rutlidge (Ted Carter) 44-8-0; Danny McGuire (Mosella) 40-12-0.



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Liverpool DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, ducks stretch. Sun, 17. Joe Farrell (LAS) 7-14-0, bream, skimmers and roach, bread and caster; Bob Reynolds (Liverpool Dockers) 5-10-0; Mick Davis (Gidlow Angling) 4-14-0; Dave Nicholson (Liverpool Dockers) 3-10-0.

Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Tues, 16, OAPs. Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 110-10-0, carp and bream to 7 lb, pellet, 6m margins and 14m shallow, peg 8; Roy Morgan (Gossjack) 61-12-0; Peter Robinson (Altringham) 60-0-0; Joe McNabb (Gossjack) 49-12-0. Thurs, 16, OAPs, Thrush Pool. Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 69-0-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet and corn, 11m, peg 16; Ken Jefferies (Edgeley Sport) 55-8-0; Rodger Pete (Oldham Owls) 40-0-0; Ray Iggnett (Shaw’s Tackle) 32-8-0. Sun, 19. Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 91-8-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet and corn, 12m pole plus method feeder, peg 28; Paul Edgerton (Meadow View) 76-8-0; Shaun Woodward (Danny’s Tackle) 74-8-0; Barry Davis (Deeside) 60-0-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Wed, 16. Ray Pagan (Liverpool Dockers) 77-6-0, carp to 10 lb & bream to 4 lb, worm over hemp, 14m, peg 34; Stan Philips (Liverpool Dockers) 57-6-0; Toby Gill (Mescar Scoopers) 48-14-0; Alex Bentley (Rays Tackle) 41-8-0. Sun, 17, Mistral Lake. Paul Farquhar (Liverpool AS) 76-8-0, carp to 4 lb, worm over hemp, 12m pole, peg 24; Dave Cheetham (BAS) 69-12-0; Alan Miller (Liverpool Dockers) 62-0-0; Richie Wilson (BAS) 61-12-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Wood Pool, Lyme Country Park, Merseyside. Thurs, 22, Over-60s. Dave Boyle (Newton-le-Willows) 16-12-0, chub, roach and skimmers, poled worm, peg 10; Frank Holden (Ted Carter Southport) 12-8-0; Harry Newton (Warrington) 9-1-0; Ray Shorrocks (Farnworth) 6-9-0.  Fri, 20, White Doors Dam. Frank Holden (Ted Carter Southport) 8 Kg 980 gr, silver fish, caster, pole, peg 5; Krystian Bryan (Golborne) 8.830; Krystian Bryan (Golborne) 4.880. Sun, 22, Sankey Canal, Upper Pound.  Dave Boyle (Newton-le-Willows) 10-3-0, bream, carp and tench, maggot, 14m, peg 10; Tim Griffiths (Ashton in Makerfield) 5-6-0; Harry Newton (Warrington) 4-14-0.
Northwich, River Weaver, Cheshire. Sat, 25. Kevin Simpson (Vale Royal Angling) 13-7-0, bream and roach, bread feeder and pole, boatyard peg; Des Dingwall (Cheshire) 12-10-0; Keith Smith (Vale Royal Angling) 11-4-0; Reg Evans (Vale Royal Angling) 9-3-0.

Old Hough Fishery, Warmingham, Cheshire. Tues, 11, Big Max Pool. Barry Holmes (Old Hough) 50-9-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Bobby Tomkinson (Old Hough Fishery) 44-2-0; Pete Clements (Barlow’s Tackle) 42-14-0; Ian Mason (Old Hough Fishery) 42-5-0. Thurs, 12, Boulders Lake. John Caiger (Old Hough) 47-15-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Phil Cliffe snr (Old Hough) 31-0-0; Eric Moore (Old Hough) 28-8-0; Dale Richardson (Old Hough) 28-4-0. Sat, 20, Upper and Lower Benbo. Dave Holland (Old Hough) 56-9-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Ken Potts (Old Hough) 55-15-0; Jon Brownhill (Old Hough) 50-15-0; Steve Michaels (Tri-Cast Highfield) 46-7-0; Wayne Tomkinson (Old Hough) 36-10-0; Frank Bradley (Old Hough) 36-5-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Tues, 20, Covey Pool. Andy Bennett (Daiwa/Guru/Bait-Tech) 227-3-0, ide, F1s and carp, maggot shallow, 6m, peg 15; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 120-6-0; Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 116-4-0; Ron Buckley (Fisherman’s Way Bury) 103-10-0. Wed, 66, OAPs. Chris Weeder snr. (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 131-12-0, F1s and mirror carp, pellet and groundbait, 6 & 7m, peg 75; Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 92-9-0; Eddie Battersby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 86-9-0; Steve Kelly (Ray’s Tackle) 80-9-0; Frank Holding (Ted Carter Southport) 68-9-0; Mick King (Tackle Saver) 65-10-0. Thurs, 25. Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 160-2-0, F1s carp and ide, white maggot, 7m shallow, peg 66; Steven Kay (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 156-15-0; Kevin Clarke (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 139-4-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 137-12-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Sat, 24. Derek Bennett (Saints) 33-7-0, skimmers to 1 lb 8 oz and roach, crumb feedered worm at 40 yards, peg 85; Kevin Hall (St. Helens) 29-2-0; Steve Clegg (Saints) 23-15-0; Shaun Flecture (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 22-8-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Adlington, Lancs. Wed, 20. Shaun Birchall (Gidlow Angling) 9-8-0, skimmers to 1 lb. roach and perch, red maggot, 13m, pegged on marina; Keith Gillett (Mosella NW) 6-4-4; Bob Platt (Chorley Social) 5-2-8; Gary Marchant (Mossella NW) 4-15-0. Sat, 25, Pinfold Lane. Danny Martin (Gidlow Angling) 8-3-0, skimmers & roach, red maggot and hemp, 12.5 and 14m; Kevin Gary (Hindley MG) 5-2-0; Gerry Roscoe (Chorley Social) 4-14-0; Les Williams (Hindley MG) 4-7-8.




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