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Preston Innovations-Angler’s Mail Matchman of the Year qualifiers – for full coverage on this competition see Angler’s Mail magazine every week! 

* Blundell’s, nr Warrington, Cheshire. Sun, 40. Dave Williams (Garbolino Elton) 39-4-0, F1s and commons to 4 lb, pellet, 14m, peg 31; Dean Edwards (Fisherman’s Way) 34-11-0; Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru) 33-1-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 31-5-0.

* Heronbrook Fisheries Individual Winter League, Slindon, Staffs. Sun, 83. Alex Hulme (Crewe) 108-10-0, 97 F1s, pellet at 13m, Match peg 1; Lewis Breeze (Drennan NW) 82-3-0; Antony King (Ted Carter Southport) 67-6-0; Jake Robinson (Maver) 61-4-0; Paul Gibson (Trentside) 57-2-0; Stef Brown (Congleton) 55-10-0.

League: Matt Barwell (Maver Gold Bag’em) 7; Ken Oldham (Connect Tackle), Ade Shepherd (Heronbrook), JordAn Hall (Maver Midlands Bag’em), Wayne Mellings (Maver Midlands/Dynamite Baits) and Paul Williamson (Cudmore) all 8.

* Liverpool DAA Teams of 6, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Maghull, Merseyside. Sun, 48. Dave Massey (Wigan MG Green) 9-8-0, skimmers and roach, bread punch, 10m, pegged at bowling green; Matty Glover (Wigan MG Blue) 8-13-0; Alan Morris (Wigan MG Blue) 6-8-12; Graham Stokes (Rejects) 5-3-0; Colin Cliff (Ted Carter Preston) 4-7-0. Teams: LAS Blue and Ted Carter Preston both 22; Wigan MG Blue 23. League: Ted Carter Preston 38; LAS Blue 41; Wigan MG Blue 61.

* Mosella NW Bloodworm League, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Rufford Arm, Lancashire. Sun, 36. Daz Shaw (Maver NW Red) 21-8-4, skimmers and roach, bloodworm and bread, 11m; Steve Wilson (Mosella NW) 14-4-4; Jonathan Jowett (Maver NW Red) 6-10-7. Teams: Maver NW Red 5; Mosella Black 13; Saints and Mosella Black both 18. Final League: Tri-Cast Rochdale Black 16; Saints 17; Maver NW Red 17; Maver NW Black 19. Individual: Daz Shaw (Maver NW Red) 11; Dean Turner (Tri-Cast Rochdale Black) 14.

* Northwich Mini League, River Weaver, Cheshire. Sat, 48. Chris Gorrell (Ted Carter Southport) 5-1-0, bream and skimmers, maggot and worm, bread feeder, peg 59; Kathan Shillito (Vale Royal Juniors) 0-15-0; Wayne Percival (Bob’s Lot) 0-14-0; Dave Williams (Atomic Bait) 0-14-0. Teams: Ted Carter Southport 5-15-0; Atomic Bait 1-15-0. League: Ballyforce 16; Atomic Bait 20; Ted Carter Southport 27; Vale Royal Juniors 30.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 32, Covey lakes. Paul Barnforth (Maver NW) 33-10-0, F1s, maggot, 4m, peg 30; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 30-11-0; Gavin Platt (Wayne’s Tackle) 27-9-0; Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 26-12-0. Sun, 64, Covey. Colin Mayor (Drennan NW) 53-3-0, F1s and common carp, maggot, 6 and 10m, peg 54; James Howarth (Maver Midlands) 50-1-0; Eddy Bibby (Wigan Angling Centre) 46-5-0; Stuart Carroll (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 37-6-0; Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 35-0-0; Brian Conroy (Warrington Tackle & Gun) 32-1-0.




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Smaller fishing match results reported to the Angler’s Mail team

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Bannister House,  Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 16. Paul Bottomley (Coppull Angling Centre) 10-8-0, carp and silver fish, pellet, 6m, peg 21; Martin Bullock (Ted Carter Southport) 9-12-0; Jim Holland (Macey’s) 3-8-0.

Blundell’s, nr Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 19. Paul McKenna (Frenzee) and Keiron Rich (Daiwa) both 40-14-0, McKenna peg 3 Trio, Rich peg 11 Trio, both carp & F1s to long poled maggot; Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 30-11-0; Dave Prescott (Green Lane Angling) 23-4-0. Sat,  22. Steve Gallagher (Ted Carter Southport) 32-2-0, mirrors and F1s, pellet, Method feeder, peg 13; Derek Wood (Hazel Grove AC) 25-1-0; Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru) 21-5-0; Alan Dunn (Fisherman’s Way Bury) 18-2-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Sat, 21. Ste Carrier (Widnes AC) 41-0-0, peg 52; Trevor Dewhurst (Premier Driveways) 24-0-0; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 21-2-0; Stuart Conroy (Kamasan) 17-0-0. Sun, 24. Franek Staniuszko (Ted Carter Southport) 51-4-0, F1s and silvers, pellet and bread, 14m, peg 25; Ross Whiteman (Cheshire Angling) 30-2-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 23-12-0; Stuart Birchall (Cheshire Angling) 21-0-0.

Connah’s Quay, Lingmere Fishery, Cheshire. Sun, 18. Mark Greasley (Connah’s Quay) 23-12-0, carp and ide; Les Picken (Connah’s Quay) 23-1-0; Les Campion (Connah’s Quay) 13-11-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Staffs. Sat, 12, Suez & Panama canals.  Gareth Gibbons (Matrix) 34-0-0, carp to 3 lb and ide, pole and feeder with maggot, peg 9; Shaun Hill (Maver Gold Bag’em) 24-4-0; Pete Bowyer (Protak Barlows) 18-0-0. Sun, 15, Panama. Gary Kirby (Cudmore Gold) 56-10-0, carp to 3 lb, ide and chub, poled maggot, peg 6; Ronnie Lamb (Cudmore Gold) 35-10-0; Keith Stevenson (Trentham Lakes) 26-8-0; Mark Rowlands (Liverpool) 25-8-0. 

Firswood Road, Latham, Lancs. Wed, 18. Paul Mossman (Tri-Cast Highfield) 43-12-0, carp, 4mm pellet, 10m, peg 20; Albert Williams (Ray’s Tackle) 39-14-0; Malcolm Dickson (St. Helens) 38-10-0; Jamie Hughes (Maver Bag’em) 35-10-0.

Hampton Springs, Malpas, Cheshire. Sun, 24, silverfish only, Alice Springs, Poplars, Rock & Oasis pools. Stuart Davies (Chester Locker Tackle) 25-10-0, skimmers, pellet, 12m, peg 28 Rock; Wendy Locker (Chester Tackle Locker) 18-12-0; Steve Boyd (Saints) 16-2-0; Simon Loyley (Chester Tackle Locker) 13-12-0.

Lingmere, Match Lakes, Cheshire. Wed, 24, OAPs. Les Pickin (Lingmere) 35-12-0, F1s, pellet, 9m, peg 43; Carl Billing (Cheshire) 34-0-0; Ray Jackson (Lingmere) 31-0-0; Len Bolton (Lingmere) 29-0-0. Sat, 16. Barry Bush (Lingmere) 34-4-0, F1s and silvers, maggot, 10m, peg 36; Alan Dewhurst (Meadow View) 27-10-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 14-10-0.

Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Tues, 18, OAPs. Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 51-10-0, carp to 6 lb, corn and pellet, 14m, peg 41; Ron Morgan (Meadow View) 38-12-0; Steve Leaf (Sale Excel) 30-10-0; Joe McNabb (Meadow View) 28-8-0. Thurs, 18, Thrush Pool. Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 26-8-0, carp to 8 lb, corn and pellet, 6m, peg 3. Sun, 19, Lark. Simon Honey (Meadow View) 72-0-0, carp to 8 lb, red maggot and pellet, 14m, peg 42; Dave Hancock (Meadow View) 56-0-0; Darren Catterall (Meadow View) 24-8-0; Kevin McIntosh (Meadow View) 22-10-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Cow Hay Dam, Lancs. Thurs, 20. Danny Sixsmith (Sixsmith Pole Repairs) 11-10-0, skimmers and roach, caster, 8m, peg 5; Steve Rimmer (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 9-13-0; Eddie Cook (Warrington) 9-12-8. Sun, 20, Sankey Canal Upper Pound. Ian Wilson (Newton-le-Willows) 9-7-0, roach and tench, caster, 8 and 10m, peg 16; Ian Alexander (Newton-le-Willows) 7-6-0; Harry Newton (Warrington) 6-12-0; Eddie McLorie (Newton-le-Willows) 5-6-0.
Old Hough, Warmingham, Cheshire. Tues, 5, Boulders Pool. Phil Cliffe Snr. (Old Hough) 7-12-1, small carp and silvers, poled pellet; Barry Holmes (Old Hough) 5-6-0; Bob Meggs (Middlewich) 5-2-0. Thurs, 12, Upper Benbo Pool. Pete Johnson (Old Hough) 32-9-0, carp, poled pellet; Dave Holland (Tri-Cast Highfield) 22-2-0; Ken Power (Tri-Cast Highfield) 12-15-0; Andy Dyson (Old Hough) 12-8-0. Sat, 7, Prospect & Lucky Dip. Steve Butler (Old Hough) 11-1-0; Mike Litherland (Old Hough) 9-1-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 18, OAPs, Spey & Ribbon lakes. Ron Kinsella (Widnes AC) 33-5-0, F1s, pellet, 10m, peg 20; Dave Blair (Dave’s Tackle) 25-12-0; Keith Wilson (Widnes AC) 23-7-0. Tues, 16, Covey 2 & 4 lakes, Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 48-9-0, F1s, double maggot, 11m, peg 100; Keith Wilson (Widnes AC) 46-8-0; Simon Faddon ( 44-2-0. Wed, 32, Covey. Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 29-2-0, F1s, maggot, 11m, peg 101; Barry Little (Dave’s Wigan) 25-12-0; Gordon Fielding (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 25-2-0; Brian Taylor (Partridge Lakes) 24-9-0. Thurs, 25, Covey. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 40-2-0, F1s, maggot, 6m, peg 2; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 34-13-0; Peter Cooper (Lingmere) 34-5-0; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 28-14-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 15. Steve Ward (St. Helens) 15-13-0, skimmers, red maggot, Method feeder, peg 86; John Rimmer (Skelmersdale) 7-13-0; Graham Marr (St. Helens) 7-3-0. Sun, 16. Derek Bennett (Preston Innovation) 26-2-0, bream, maggot, bread feeder, peg 80; Karl Thelwell (St. Helens) 9-9-0; Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 8-13-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Crook, Lancs. Wed, 20. Colin Savage (Bolton) 3-7-0, roach, bread punch, 6m, peg 162; Sean Wharton (Gidlow Angling) 2-11-8; Dave Bradley (Maver NW) 2-1-12. Sat, 20, Ring O’Bells stretch. Anthony Marsden (Wigan MG) 5-5-4, roach and skimmers, bread punch and maggot, 6 and 14m, pegged in basin; Dave Wells (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 3-4-12; Dave Bradley (Maver NW) 3-1-4.




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