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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers

* Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 31. Jim Holland (Macey’s) 66-4-0, carp to 6 lb, corn, 4m, peg 48; Steve Eckersall (Farnworth AC) 46-14-0; Phil Cookson (Elton Tackle) 42-0-0; Phil Wilson (Macey’s) 41-8-0; Andy Park (Ted Carter Preston) 37-4-0; Keith Wilson (Elton Tackle) 29-4-0.

* Blundell’s, Warrington, Cheshire. Sat, 32. Franek Staniuszko (Ted Carter Southport) 54-10-0, F1s and a bonus 7 lb mirror, pellet, 8m, peg 17 East; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 50-11-0; Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 45-2-0; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 43-1-0; Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 42-6; Kevin Marler (Tight Lines Shaw) 42-2-0. Sun, 31. Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 64-11-0, Fs & mirror carp to 10 lb, 8mm pellet, waggler, peg 45 Ash; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 57-12-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 50-12-0; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 48-2-0.

* Cudmore Fisheries WL, Whitmore, Staffs., Sat. Arena & Pool 1, Suez & Panama Canals, 48. Greg Norris (Maver Gold Bag ‘Em Yew) 112-1-0, all carp to 12 lb, waggler, corn and bread, to the island, Arena peg 1; Dave Holman (Protak Barlows) 57-10-0; Tom Dobson (Matrix) 48-10-0; Andy Rogers (Cudmore Gold) 47-1-0; Keith Stevenson (Trentham Lakes) 47-0-0; Ian Morrison (Ted Carter Southport Blue) 46-0-0. Teams: Dynamite Stapeley Matrix 8; Protak Barlows 10; Ted Carter Southport Blue 10; MAP Garbolino Bait-Tech 11. League: Ted Carter Southport Blue 67; MAP Garbolino Bait-Tech 81; Dynamite Stapeley Matrix 81; Maver Gold Bag ‘Em Yew 80; Maver Pickerings 90.

* Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sun, 45, Meadow, Canal, Bridge & Island Pools. Tony Shelley (Trentside) 98-13-0, all mirrors and F1s, pellet waggler and double red maggot, Match peg 43; Steve Williamson (Reddish AC) 78-12-0; Tony Weightman (Ted Carter Southport) 69-8-0; Graham Bowers (Heronbrook) 67-12-0; Jordon Hall (Maver Midlands Bag ‘Em Baits) 67-9-0; Steve Edwards (Heronbrook) 62-7-0.

* Northwich WL, River Weaver, Cheshire. Sun, 40. Reg Evans (Vale Royal Angling) 10-12-0, skimmer bream, red maggot, straight lead, peg 12; Kevin Simpson (Vale Royal Angling) 9-14-0; Paul Taylor (Vale Royal Superstars) 9-0-0; Peter Wilson (Vale Royal Superstars) 8-9-0; John Warburton (Vale Royal Angling) 8-2-0. Teams: Vale Royal Angling 33; Edgeley Sports 26; Vale Royal Superstars and CB’s both 25. League: Vale Royal Angling 125; Edgeley Sport 111; Vale Royal Juniors 96; Vale Royal Superstars 94.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 35, Covey. James Howarth (Maver Midlands) 55-2-0, F1s, maggot, 11m, peg 88; Paul Barnforth (Maver NW) 42-0-0; Keith Dixon (North West Baits) 39-12-0; Connor Barlow (Drennan NW) 35-6-0; Alex Feeney (Wayne’s Tackle) 31-13-0. Sun, 56, Covey. Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 46-2-0, mirrors to 6 lb and F1s, bread shallow, 11m, peg 2; Ellis Lee (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 42-8-0; James Howarth (Maver Midlands) 37-15-0; Brian Conroy (Warrington Tackle & Gun) 34-1-0; Ian Reed (Partridge Lakes) 33-7-0; Lee Riley (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 33-4-0.

* St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Sun, 35. Shaun Flechture (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 15-14-0, bream and skimmers, maggot and worm, bread feeder, peg 83; Derek Bennett (Preston Innovations) 12-2-0; Billy Kelly (Tri-Cast) 10-15-0; Micky Barlow (Manchester) 8-3-0.




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Smaller fishing match results


Blundell’s, Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 21. Jamie Hughes (Maver) 55-2-0, mirrors and F1s, pellet, 8 and 16m, peg 55; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 53-12-0; Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 30-11-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 25-11-0; Ian Woods (NW Anglers) 21-4-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Sat, 19. John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 29-2-0, commons and F1s, pellet, 12m, peg 4; Stuart Conroy (Kamasan) 27-0-0; Steve Adcroft (JW Pole Repairs) 25-4-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 21-0-0; Andy Butler (Mosella) 19-0-0. Sun, 24. Stuart Conroy (Kamasan) 38-8-0, F1s and silvers, maggot, 13m, peg 39; Trevor Dewhurst (Premier Driveways) 26-0-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 25-12-0; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 24-2-0; Ross Whiteman (Cheshire Angling) 24-0-0; Mark Plevin (Deggy’s) 23-0-0.

Firswood Fishery, Skelmersdale, Lancs. Wed, 20. Paul Mossman (Tri-Cast Highfield) 48-9-0, carp, maggot, 11m, peg 8; Roy Jones (St. Helens) 38-6-0; Alan Williams (Preston) 28-10-0; Keith Owen (Ray’s Tackle) 28-10-0.

High Heyes Farm, Eccleston, Lancs. Sat, 14. Paul Meadows (Izaaks MG) 52-0-0, carp, maggot, 14m, peg 42 lake 2; Adie Twist (Izaaks MG) 37-0-0; Simon Shepherd (Ted Carter Preston) 20-0-0; Danny Maguire (Mosella) 20-0-0.

Lingmere, Match Lakes, Wirral. Wed, 30. Gary Brislen (Birkenhead) 46-0-0, carp, pellet, 8m, peg 38; Geoff Selby (Lingmere) 35-14-0; Ian Hughes (Egremont Ferry) 35-4-0; Chris Diamond (Liverpool) 33-0-0. Sat, 27, Xmas Match. Jamie Hughes (Maver) 80-3-0, carp to 7 lb, maggot and pellet, 11.5m, peg 42; Phil Henry (Fisherman’s Tackle) 49-8-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 47-2-0; Alan Dewhurst (Lingmere) 47-0-0.

Liverpool DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Scout Hut, Lydiate, Merseyside. Sun, 15. Mike Dixon (Maghull CA) 4-8-0, skimmers, bread punch, 10m; John Easton (Liverpool AS) 3-6-0; Peter Nelson (Liverpool AS) 3-5-0.

Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Tues, 19, OAPs. Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait)  54-0-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet and caster, 8m, peg 4; Steve Ashcroft (Meadow View) 49-8-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 44-8-0; Roy Davis (Salemore) 37-8-0. Sun, 23. Dave Hancock (Me adow View) 103-0-0, carp to 8 lb & ide to 2 lb, corn and pellet, 12m, peg 40; Dave Williams (Meadow View) 96-0-0; Paul Jackson (Edgeley Sport) 59-0-0; Barry Davis (Deeside Tackle) 50-0-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Wed, 15. Paul Haines (Kirkby) 40-0-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet, Method feeder, peg 24; Ben Lloyd (Liverpool AS) 34-2-0; Paul Farquhar (Liverpool AS) 32-4-0; Stan Phillips (Liverpool Dockers) 20-10-0. Sun, 16, Mistral Lake. Mattie Higgins (Maghull) 106-8-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet, 16m, peg 46; Steve Parry (Fazakerley) 71-10-0; John Raby (Elton Tackle) 59-0-0; Dave Phillips (Ted Carter Southport) 43-6-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, White Door Dam, Lancs. Thurs, 22, Over-60s. Alan Tickle (Newton-le-Willows) 7-6-0, roach, caster, 11m, peg 3; Frank Holding (Ted Carter Southport) 5-2-0; Eddie McLorie (Newton-le-Willows) 4-13-0; Harry Newton (Warrington) 3-3-0. Sun, 20, Vulcan Reservoir. Eddie Cook (Warrington) 11-5-0, carp and roach, pellet, 12m, peg 10; Steve Rimmer (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 6-6-0; Terry Speakman (Newton-le-Willows) 2-14-0; John Mallet (Bolton) 2-12-0.
Northwich, River Weaver, Willow Beds. Sat, 18. Des Dingwall (Flint AA) 12-11-0, roach and skimmer bream, maggot over groundbait, 10m, peg 69; Andy Insley (Vale Royal Angling) 9-12-0; Frank Holding (Ted Carter Southport) 8-2-0; Danny Sixsmith (Drennan/Sixsmith Pole Repairs) 8-0-0.

Old Hough Fishery, Warmingham, Cheshire. Tues. Goose Pool, 9. Dave Lomas (Wyche Anglers) 27-3-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Pete Johnson (Widnes AC) 17-11-0; Phil Cliffe Snr. (Old Hough) 17-7-0; Barry Holmes (Old Hough) 10-7-0. Sat. Lower Benbo Pool, 9. Pete Johnson (Widnes AC) 24-3-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Barry Hill (Old Hough) 14-12-0; Dale Richardson (Old Hough) 10-9-0; Dave Lomas (Wyche Anglers) 8-10-0; Ken Potts (Old Hough) 6-3-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 24. John Ormisher (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 31-3-0, F1s, pellet, 11m, Ribbon peg 5; Edward Battersby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 18-10-0; Richard Bushfield (Harry’s Tackle) 17-4-0; Roy Powell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 16-2-0. Tues, Covey, 28. Jack Harrison (Poplars) 42-4-0, F1s and ide, maggot, 6 and 11m, peg 77; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait Tech) 41-3-0; Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 40-7-0; Keith Dixon (North West Baits) 34-13-0. Wed, Covey, 51, OAPs. Gordon Pemberton (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 18-14-0, F1s, maggot, 7m, peg 104; Walter Elmer (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 18-7-0; Andrew Hughes (Partridge Lakes) 11-13-0; Kenny Ogden (Atherton Tackle) 11-2-0; Dave Brighouse (Izaak Walton Leigh) 10-7-0; Tony Mayoh (Partridge Lakes) 10-2-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Mon, 18. Denis Knight (Wigan) 9-4-0, skimmer bream, red maggot, Method feeder, peg 85; Bill Delves (St. Helens) 8-4-0; Roy Baldwin (Wigan) 7-10-0; Phil Scholes (Manchester) 7-9-0.

St. Helens Tackle & Bait WL. Partridge Lakes, Cheshire. Sun, 80 (non-MOTY eligible). Tony Morran (Vine Baits) 53-3-0, F1 carp, maggot, pole 8m, peg 26 Piper; Craig Grant (St. Helens Tackle & Bait A) 51-0-0; Anthony Jones (Joney’s) 42-10-0; Jack Howarth (Mosella Patricroft) 38-12-0; Andy Middleton (Partridge Silver) 37-15-0; Peter Tickle (St. Helens/Leigh Tackle Gold) 37-14-0. Teams: St. Helens Tackle & Bait Zinc 14; Patricroft 14; Partridge Silver 14; St. Helens Tackle & Bait Platinum 15; Misfits 17. League: Partridge Silver 9; Leigh Tackle & Bait Gold 13; Misfits 17; Partridge Lakes Black 20; St. Helens Tackle & Bait and Wayne’s Tackle both 22.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Botany Bay, Lancs. Wed, 30. Alan Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 6-5-4, skimmer bream and roach, bread punch, 11m, top car park; Jan Verbruggen (Rochdale) 4-11-8; Ricky Yates (Ted Carter Preston) 4-3-0; Les Williams (Hindley) 4-2-0; Rob Porter (Gidlow Angling) 4-2-0. Sat, 27, Parbold. Dave Trafford (Ted Carter Preston) 9-2-0, skimmer bream and roach, bread and caster, 11 and 13m, peg 476; Steve Doolan (Ted Carter Preston) 6-14-0; John Leeds (Ted Carter Rochdale) 6-14-0; Dave McGunn (Rochdale) 6-1-4.



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