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* Brookside, Betley, Cheshire. Sun, 34, Snake and Willow lakes. James Howarth (Maver Midlands) 60-12-0, F1s and ide, pellet and bread, 12m, peg 23 Snake; Steve Knowles (Ted Carter Southport) 44-10-0; Steve Butler (Ted Carter Southport) 41-14-0; Dave Almond (Olly Motors) 34-2-0.

* Crewe and District WL, Shropshire Union Canal, Nantwich, Cheshire. Sun, 36. Simon Preece (Browning Lifestyle) 7-1-8, roach to 8 oz plus lone skimmer, poled bread and pinkie, Barbridge peg 7; Eric Gardner (Team Eclipse Green) 6-15-8; Phil Johnson (Browning Lifestyle) 5-9-0; Les Osleweski (Team Les ‘O’) 5-8-12; Steve Haywood (Cheshire MG) 4-6-8; Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 4-3-8. Teams: Team Eclipse Green 29; Wyche 27; Team Les ‘O’ 27; Browning Lifestyle 22; Team Guinness 19; Betley’s Monsters 15. League: Team Eclipse Green 78; Team Les ‘O’ 72; Team Guinness 72; Browning Lifestyle 66; Wyche 66; Betley’s Monsters 54.

* Heronbrook Fisheries Ind WL, Slindon, Staffs. Sun, 78, all pools. Matt Barwell (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 88-2-0, 74 F1s, poled maggot at 13 metres, Match Lake peg 1; Jordan Hall (Maver Midlands/Bag’em) 62-8-0; Paul Gibson (Trentside) 60-8-0; Ken Oldham (Connect Tackle) 52-6-0; Jake Robinson (Maver) 48-14-0; Pete Clements (Heronbrook) 48-8-0. Final League: Matt Barwell (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 8, £700; Jordan Hall (Maver Midlands/Bag’em Baits) 9 (on weight), £500; Ken Oldham (Connect Tackle) 9, £400; Ade Shepherd (Heronbrook) 11, £200.

* Northwich Mini League, River Weaver, Cheshire. Sat, 39. Ian Morrison (Ted Carter Southport) 15-2-0, bream, maggot, crumb feeder, pegged at Vale Royal locks; Kason Shillito (Vale Royal Juniors) 11-0-0; Reg Evans (Atomic Baits) 4-1-0; Danny Sixsmith (Ballyforce) 3-2-0. Teams: Ted Carter Southport 18-14-0; Vale Royal Juniors 15-6-0; Atomic Bait 7-11-0. League: Ballyforce 20; Atomic Bait 23; Ted Carter Southport 28; Vale Royal Juniors 32.

* Northwich WL, River Weaver, Cheshire. Sun, 40. Martin Lenihan (CB’s) 18-0-0, bream, maggot, bread feeder, peg 12; Keith Smith (Edgeley Sports) 6-4-0; Gary Webster (Edgeley Sports) 5-1-0; Kevin Simpson (Vale Royal Angling) 4-9-0. Teams: Edgeley Sports 28; Vale Royal Angling 25; CB’s 21. Final League: Vale Royal Angling 181; Edgeley Sports 170; Vale Royal Juniors 138.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 50, WL. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 69-5-0, F1s and carp, maggot, 7 and 11m, peg 73; Roger Priestley (Maver NW) 60-12-0; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 57-10-0; Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 57-7-0; Peter Humphreys (Rochdale Angling) 54-5; Steve Gallagher (Ray’s Tackle) 53-9-0. Teams: Guru 9; Drennan NW 18; Maver NW 20. League: Garbolino Elton 161; Drennan NW 171; Guru 179. Sun, 36, 1/2/3/4. Peter Humphreys (Rochdale Angling) 54-15-0, F1s, maggot, pole 8m, peg 55; Ellis Leigh (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 42-12-0; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 42-5-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 40-3-0.



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Blundell’s, Rixton, Cheshire. Wed, 15. Gary Walker (Whitworth Valley) 45-4-0, F1s and carp to 3 lb, dead maggot, Method feeder to island, peg 11b Trio; Craig Herring (Rochdale Angling Centre) 42-11-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 38-3-0. Sat, 25. Dave Williams (Garbolino Elton) 57-9-0, F1s to 3 lb, pellet, Method feeder, peg 13; Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 42-8-0; Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sport) 37-11-0; Graham Stokes (Tri-Cast Highfield) 33-3-0. Sun, 21. Keith Padmore (Ted Carter Preston) 35-12-0, bream, tench and carp, pellet, 10m, peg 23 West; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 34-10-0; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 34-2-0; Jim Rodgers (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 32-5-0.

Brookside, Betley, Cheshire. Thurs,  8, Snake Pit. Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 33-0-0, F1s, pellet and bread, 12m, peg 14. Sat, 24. Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 60-2-0, F1s to 2 lb, pellet and bread, 8m, peg 39; Franek Staniuszko (Ted Carter Southport) 43-8-0; Mark Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 38-0-0; Trevor Dewhurst (Premier Driveways) 37-12-0.

Connah’s Quay, Chester Lake, Deeside. Sun, 18. Kevin Thornton (Connah’s Quay) 30-5-0; Alan Murray (Connah’s Quay) 17-0-0; Graham Bell (Connah’s Quay) 15-10-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Staffs. Sat, 21, Suez Canal. Shaun Hill (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 61-8-0, carp to 4 lb and ide, maggot at 13m, peg 22; John Glover Jnr. (Cudmore Gold) 39-2-0; Pete Bowyer (Protak Barlows) 36-10-0; Andy May (MAP/Bait Tech) 35-6-0; Mark Kearns (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 21-10-0. Sun, 13, Suez and Panama canals. Mark Kearns (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 64-12-0, carp to 4 lb plus a few ide, maggot at 13m, Suez peg 1; Mel Kearns (Cudmore Gold) 49-8-0; John Glover Jnr. (Cudmore Gold) 42-12-0; Keith Stevenson (Trentman Lakes) 24-10-0.

Firswood Road, Latham, Lancs. Wed, 18. Colin Taylor (Mersey Dockers) 41-7-0, carp, pellet, 10m, peg 8a; Malcolm Dickson (St. Helens) 29-5-0; Ray Jones (Firswood0 21-5-0; Paul Mossman (Tri-Cast Highfield) 19-8-0.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. Sun, 17, Model Canal. Pete Holmes (Stapeley Angling) 43-6-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 1; Dave Ridge (Hanchurch Fisheries) 22-11-0; S. Derby (Hanchurch Fisheries) 19-15-0.

Lingmere, Wirral, Cheshire. Wed, 24, OAPs. Len Bolton (Lingmere) 31-10-0, silvers and F1s, caster, 12m, peg 56; Les Pickin (Lingmere) 26-10-0; Nick Harrop (Cheshire) 25-6-0. Sat, 17. Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 95-6-0, F1s, common carp plus silvers, maggot and caster, feeder and 5m pole, peg 43; Alan Dewhurst (Meadow View) 48-0-0; Steve Balson (Morton) 47-8-0; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 39-4-0.

Liverpool DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Maghull, Merseyside. Sun, 25. Ken Dooley (LAS) 6-13-0, bream and 100  roach, bread punch, 9 and 11m, pegged at shops; Tommy Fairhurst (Mosella NW) 5-15-0; Jeff Stirrup (LAS) 5-13-0; Mark Ellement (Ted Carter Preston) 5-14-0; Mike Dixon (MCA) 5-2-0; Anthony Marsden (Wigan MG) 5-0-0.

Meadow View, Lymm. Cheshire. Tues, 20, OAPs, Lark Pool. Dave Hancock’s (Meadow View) 57-0-0, carp, maggot and corn, 14m, peg 42; Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 43-0-0; Joe McNabb (Meadow View) 33-8-0; John Gresty (Meadow View) 28-10-0. Thurs, 18, OAPs, Thrush Pool. Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 26-8-0, carp to 6 lb, maggot and pellet feeder, peg 1; Steve Leaf (Sale Excess) 22-6-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 19-12-0; Dave White (Tackle Savers) 15-4-0. Sun, 20, Lark. 20. Phil Chung (Fox Matrix) 51-0-0, carp to 6 lb, corn and maggot, 14m, peg 41; Shaun Woodward (Meadow View) 41-0-0; Martin Stokes (Twangers) 24-4-0; Darren Catterall (Meadow View) 22-10-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Yew Tree Reservoir, Lancs. Thurs, 20. Dougie Thom (Liverpool) 31-14-0, carp and skimmers, maggot, 10m, peg 24; Steve Bryan (Golborne) 19-7-0; Danny Sixsmith (Sixsmith Pole Repairs) 15-2-0. Sun, 20, Sankey Canal upper pound. Harry Newton (Warrington) 7-4-8, roach and perch, pinkie, 9m, peg 21; Ian Alexander (Newton-le-Willows) 6-8-4; Ian Wilson (Newton-le-Willows) 5-10-0.
Old Hough, Warmingham, Cheshire. Tues, 9, Upper Benbo. Pete Johnson (Old Hough) 33-11-0, carp, poled pellet; Brian Morris (Old Hough) 9-12-0; Pete Sheckleston (Old Hough) 8-7-0. Thurs, 10, Big Max. Kevin Price (Old Hough) 96-13-0, carp, poled pellet; Ian Mason (Old Hough) 66-2-0; John Pearson (Old Hough) 31-0-0.  Sat, 4, Woody End. Dale Richardson (Old Hough) 16-6-0, carp, poled pellet.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, O17, OAPs, Spey and Ribbon lakes. Barry Whittle (Dave’s Wigan) 28-0-0, F1s, common carp and skimmers, bread, 11m, peg 20; John Ormisher (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 23-9-0; Chris Diamond (Eddy’s Bait) 22-8-0. Tues, 29, Covey 2/4. Kerry Kirkwood (Black Swan) 59-14-0, commons and F1s, maggot deep, 8m, peg 39. Wed, 21, Covey. Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 37-3-0, F1s and carp, bread, top three in 5 ft of water, peg 88; Keith Wilson (Widnes AC) 28-0-0; Tommy Aspinall (Atherton Angling) 24-12-0; Gordon Pemberton (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 24-9-0. Thurs, 30, Covey. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 76-6-0, F1s, maggot, 11m to bridge, peg 50; Simon Beswick (Maver NW) 44-4-0; Chris Weeder jnr (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 39-10-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 39-9-0. Sat, 28, Covey 5/6. Martin Liptrot (Ted Carter Preston) 49-5-0, F1s and carp, maggot and pellet, 8 and 11m, peg 115; Alan Worthington (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 40-5-0; Eddie Bibby (Wigan Angling Centre) 33-15-0; Neil Cartwright (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 33-7-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 15. Steve Halliwell (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 14-2-0, skimmers to 2 lb, boilie, Method feeder, peg 159; Steve Ward (St. Helens) 7-3-0; Dave Allsop (St. Helens) 6-13-0. Sun, 19. Derek Bennett (Preston Innovations) 19-9-0, bream and skimmers, maggot, bread feeder, peg 85; Mick Lever (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 13-0-0; Paul Swift (Bolton) 12-10-0.

St. Helens Tackle and Bait WL, Partridge Lakes, Cheshire. Sun, 80 (non-Matchman of the Year points eligible due to placing of anglers). Jack Howarth (Particroft) 47-12-0, F1s and skimmers, pellet, 11m, peg 8 Willow Lake; Keith Dixon (St. Helens Tackle and Bait Platinum) 43-6-0; Anthony Moran (Vine Baits) 38-5-0; Ady Twist (Joney’s) 37-13-0; John Cartwright (Misfits) 35-14-0; Walter Keaney (Partridge Black) 35-12-0. Teams: Joney’s 10; Partridge Black 10; St. Helens Tackle and Bait platinum 13. League: St. Helens Tackle and Bait Platinum 31; Partridge Black 31; Leigh Tackle and Bait 32; Wayne’s Tackle 48; Partridge Silver 51.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Botany Bay, Lancs. Wed, 23. Gary Marchant (Wigan MG) 5-13-0, roach and skimmers, bread and caster at 13m, pegged by Bay Molten pub; Rob Porter (Wigan MG) 2-3-0; Carl Whalley (Wigan) 1-14-8. Sat, 20, Britannia Bridge Lock. 20. Mark Grimshaw (Wigan MG) 4-14-8, roach and skimmers, caster, 5m, pegged at giro bank. Sun, 20, Parbold. Stuart McGuire (Gidlow Angling) 4-10-8, roach and skimmers, bread punch, 6m, pegged at dog kennels; Ken Sharples (Hindley MG) 4-6-8; Mark Parkinson (Sensas NW) 3-15-12.



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