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* Blundell’s, nr. Warrington, Cheshire. Sun, 34. Mark Lucas (Mosella) 52-6-0, mirrors and F1s to 3 lb, corn, 14m, peg 51 Trio; Mick Rudd (Rochdale Angling Centre) 43-11-0; Anthony Harris (Green Lane Angling) 36-7-0; Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sports) 36-3-0.

* Brookside, Betley, Cheshire. Sun, 35, Snake and Willow lakes. Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 54-10-0, F1s and silver fish, pellet, 13m, peg 16 Willow; Stuart Conroy (Kamasan) 51-12-0; Dave Williams (Fisherman’s Way) 46-0-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 36-4-0; Mark Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 35-0-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 35-0-0.

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* Cudmore Fisheries Spring Pairs, Whitmore, Staffs. Sat, 32, Suez and Panama canals. Rob Prince (Heronbrook Blue) 66-6-0, mainly carp to 4 lb, poled bread punch at 13 metres, Suez peg 36; Mark Kearns (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 58-0-0; Mike Rowlands (Liverpool Reds) 53-10-0; Dave McManus (Ted Carter Southport) 53-2-0; Graham Bowers (Heronbrook Blue) 49-14-0; Ian Cotton (Cudmore Red) 47-8-0. Pairs: Heronbrook Blue 1; Protak Barlows and Ted Carter Southport both 5; Maver Gold/Bag’em 6.

* Heronbrook Fisheries Spring League, Slindon, Staffs. Sun, 80, All Pools. Antony King (Ted Carter Southport Red) 105-8-0, 14 carp to poled punch plus 20 lb of F1s on poled maggot, Meadow peg 28; Alex Hulme (Matrix Dynamite Stapeley) 69-10-0; Ade Cattell (Maver Gold Bag’em Yew) 60-4-0; Lee Saville (Mosella NW) 52-0-0; Ray Lambert (Smith’s Tackle & Bait Red) 51-1-0; Jez Goldthorpe (Matrix Dynamite Stapeley) 47-12-0. Teams: Matrix Dynamite Stapeley 13; Dave’s of Middlewich 14; Ultimate Pellet 16; Ted Carter Southport Red 16.

* Liverpool DAA Teams, Leeds Liverpool Canal. King’s Arms to Ship Inn. Sun, 48. Steve Maddock (MCA) 13-7-0, skimmers, bread and caster, 10m, pegged by cottages; Paul Robinson (Wigan MG Blue) 6-7-13; Alan Miller (LAS Blue) 5-1-4; Matt Glover (Wigan MG Blue) 5-0-0; Dave Trafford (Ted Carter Preston) 4-8-0; Peter Gradwell (LAS Red) 3-14-0. Teams: Wigan MG Blue 13; LAS Blue 22; Rejects 25. League: Wigan MG Blue 64; Ted Carter Preston 67; LAS Blue 69; LAS Red 80.

* Northwich Mini League, River Weaver, Cheshire. Sun, 35. Andy Insley (Bream Team) 8-4-0, bream and roach, corn, crumb feeder, peg 21 on boats; Keith Rustage (CB’s) 7-9-0; Danny Sixsmith (Ballyforce) 6-0-0; Matthew Brown (MAP) 5-12-0. Teams: Bream Team 10-14-0; Ballyforce 8-6-0; CB’s 8-0-0. League: Ballyforce 22; Atomic Bait 31; Ted Carter Southport 33.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 38, Covey. Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 29-4-0, F1s, maggot, 6 and 10m, peg 83; Simon Fadden (Frenzee) 22-1-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 19-10-0; Stuart Carroll (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 18-9-0. Sun, 61, Covey. Fred Prudham (Medlock Bridge) 56-7-0, F1s and mirror carp to 5 lb, pellet and corn, 10m and 6m, peg 64; Dave Rigby (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 47-11-0; Roger Priestley (Maver NW) 44-2-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 40-0-0; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 36-5-0; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 35-9-0.

* Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Collings, Lancs. Sun, 40. Anthony Silcock (Sensas NW) and Boyden Krypniczky (Maver NW) both 4-8-0, Silcock with roach to punch and caster at 6m pegged by main road; Boyden with roach and skimmers to bread punch at 6m pole at a peg on the pontoon; John Leeds (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 4-4-0; Alan Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 3-12-4; Laurence Clayton (Hindley MG) 3-11-0.

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

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Blundell’s, nr. Warrington, Cheshire. Sat, 25. Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 35-10-0, F1s to 2 lb, pellet, 4m down edge, peg 35; Mark Wright (Gilders Tackle) 15-3-0; Tony Mellor (Cheshire Angling) 6-14-0.

Brookside, Betley, Cheshire. Sat, 26. Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 54-14-0, F1s and silver fish, pellet, 13m, peg 2 Snake; Wayne Kearney (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 43-14-0; Richard Yates (Ted Carter Southport) 23-10-0; Gary Marsland (Wigan) 18-0-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Staffs. Sun, Pool 1, silvers, 13. Bill Gilchrist (Cudmore Gold) 16-4-0, skimmers, maggot over groundbait at 12 metres, peg 32; John Glover jnr (Cudmore Gold) 16-0-0; Mark Kearns (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 12-10-0; Ian Cotton (Cudmore Gold) 10-8-0; Carl Lane (Prescott Angling) 10-0-0.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. Sun, 17, Model Canal. Phil Hulmes (Patricroft AC) 71-7-0, carp, poled bread punch, peg 9; Dave Parry (Hanchurch) 21-14-0; Paul Grattage (Hanchurch) 19-8-0.

Lingmere, Wirral, Cheshire. Wed, 17, OAPs. Jimmy Bell (Lingmere) 31-0-0, F1s and common carp, maggot, Method feeder, peg 42; Barry Carlson (Lingmere) 18-10-0; Les Pickin (Lingmere) 18-0-0. Sat, 17. Alan Dewhurst (Meadow View) 40-1-0, F1s, caster, 13m, peg 37; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 31-10-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 29-14-0.

Meadow View, Lymm, Cheshire. Tues, 19, Lark Pool. Joe McNab (Meadow View) 38-2-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet and corn, feeder, peg 41; Dave Hancock (Meadow View) 30-0-0; Darren Spencer (Altringham AC) 25-1-0. Thurs, 21, Thrush Pool. Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 45-4-0, carp to 3 lb, maggot and pellet, 13m, peg 12; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 30-4-0; Eric Whiteley (Danny’s Tackle) 12-12-0; Dave White (Edgeley Sports) 12-3-0. Sun, 28, Lark. Dave Woodword (Lingmere) 91-0-0, carp to 6 lb, corn, 14m, peg 42; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 50-4-0; Barry Davis (Deeside Angling) 29-0-0; Shaun Woodward (Danny’s Tackle) 24-2-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, White Door Dam, Lancs. Thurs, 21. Alan Tweedle (Widnes AC) 14-11-0, carp and chub, caster, 11m, peg 12; Eddie McLorie (Newton-le-Willows) 10-10-0; Steve Rimmer (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 5-3-0. Sun, 20. Sankey Canal Upper Pound. Ian Alexander (Newton-le-Willows) 6-4-0, roach, pinkie, 9m, peg 24; Graham Sixsmith (St. Helens) 5-10-0; Eddie McLorie (Newton-le-Willows) 3-8-0; Harry Newton (Warrington) 3-7-8.
Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 16, OAPs, Covey Lakes 5/6. Barry Whittle (Dave’s Wigan)  77-6-0, F1s, maggot, 11m, peg 115; Ron Kinsella (Widnes AC) 62-4-0; Graham Dauber (Oldham Owls) 27-4-0. Tues, 26. Ady Twist (Izaaks MG) 44-7-0, F1s, maggot, 11m, peg 55; Peter Tickle (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 37-0-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 34-9-0. Wed, 19, Covey. Terry Clarke (Ted Carter Preston) 34-15-0, mirrors and F1s, corn, 6m, peg 50; Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 21-5-0; Brian Taylor (Warrington Tackle & Gun) 15-6-0. Thurs, 18, Covey. Robert Rigby (Gilders Tackle) 43-2-0, F1s, corn and pellet, 11m, peg 74; Terry Clarke (Ted Carter Preston) 40-15-0; Keith Wilson (Widnes AC) 23-13-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 19. Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 9-9-0, bream and skimmers, maggot, Method feeder, peg 79; Lee Addy (Drennan/Bait-Tech) 9-1-0; Paul Swift (Bolton) 8-6-0. Sun, 29. Bill Delves (St. Helens AA) 12-8-0, skimmers to 1 lb 8 oz, worm, crumb feeder, peg 80; Mick Birkhill (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 8-7-0; Paul Swift (Bolton) 8-0-0; Mark Tallon (Farnsworth Tackle & Bait) 7-5-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Crook, Lancs. Wed, 18. Laurence Clayton (Hindley MG) 2-14-0, roach, bread, 6m, peg 141; Bruce Clarke (Maver NW) 2-13-0; Stuart Maguire (Gilders Angling) 2-1-0; Norman Watson (Hindley MG) 1-4-4. Sat, 17, Burscough town. Paul Smith (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 6-1-8, skimmers and roach, bread and caster, 6 and 12m, peg 642; Anthony Prescott (Chorley Social) 5-7-8; Joe Lawrence (Bolton) 5-4-4; Carl Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 5-3-0.





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