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* Blundell’s, Nr.Warrington, Cheshire. Sat, 31, rover. Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 45-13-0, F1s and mirror carp to 2 lb, pellet, 11m, peg 35; Mark Webb (Saints) 41-7-0; Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 38-11-0; Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sports) 32-11-0.

* Brookside, Betley, Cheshire. Sun, 37, Snake and Willow lakes. Mark Plevin (Deggy’s) 83-0-0, F1 carp and silvers, pellet, 11m, peg 34; Ross Whiteman (Cheshire Angling) 77-8-0; Stuart Conroy (Kamasan) 73-9-0; Gary Baugh (Ted Carter Preston) 65-4-0; Richard Yates (Ted Carter Preston) 63-14-0; Wayne Kearney (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 61-10-0 .

* Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sat, 36, Canal, Island and Meadow pools. Ash Davies (Cannock) 67-0-0, carp to 5 lb, poled pellet, Meadow peg 41; John Rowley (Stoke) 60-6-0; Clive Nixon (Maver Gold Bag’em) 45-4-0; Kev Dennis (Ultimate Pellet) 44-12-0; Clive Wynn (Wrexham) 44-10-0; Rob Randall (Rugeley) 43-4-0. Sun, 80, Spring League, all pools. Steve Hughes (Preston Innovations) 86-8-0, F1s to 2 lb, maggot at 5m, Match peg 9; Tony Shelley (North Staffs Kinky Crew) 73-15-0; John Brogden (Ted Carter Southport Green) 73-10-0; J. Jones (Maver Gold Bag’em Yew) 71-3-0; Craig Willett (Matrix Stapeley) 70-12-0; Martin Dobson (Trentham Lakes) 67-3-0. Teams: Trentham Lakes 14; North Staffs Kinky Crew 15; Matrix Stapeley 15; Maver Pickerings 16; Ted Carter Southport Green 17; Buck & Hickman 17. League: Matrix Stapeley 28; North Staffs Kinky Crew 33; Ultimate Pellet 34; Ted Carter Southport Red 36; Dave’s of Middlewich 37; Maver Pickerings 38.

* Northwich Mini League, River Weaver, Cheshire. Sat, 39. Peter Wakefield (Pig Flingers) 13-0-0, skimmer bream, maggot, crumb feeder, peg 3 in town; Keith Rustic (CB’s) 12-5-0; Stuart Brown (Atomic Baits) 11-2-0; Reg Evans (Bream Team) 10-10-0. Teams: Pig Flingers 20-0-0; Bream Team 17-12-0; CB’s 15-8-0; Atomic Baits 15-3-0. League: Ballyforce 27; Atomic Bait 35; Ted Carter Southport 41.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, WL, 55. Nathan Lumb (Highfield Angling) 69-9-0, F1s and mirror carp, maggot, 8 and 11m, peg 73; Steve Burgess (Garbolino Elton) 58-0-0; Stuart Carroll (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 54-15-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 53-2-0; Stuart Conroy (Kamasan) 50-12-0; Richard O’Connor (Drennan NW) 47-11-0. Teams: Drennan NW 14; Mark Lucas 22; Garbolino Elton 24. League: Drennan NW 185; Garbolino Elton 185; Guru 208. Sun, 52, Covey lakes. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 61-13-0, F1s, carp and ide, maggot, 8m down track, peg 77; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 59-2-0; Mick Roberts (Rod ‘n Reel) 52-14-0; Micky Barlow (Ashton Angling) 52-11-0; Martin Entwhistle (Partridge) 52-0-0; Peter Tickle (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 50-6-0.

* Stapeley Crewe WL, Shropshire Union Canal and Middlewich Branch, Nantwich, Cheshire. Sun, 36. Bob Campbell (Team Guinness) 7-12-0, roach and gudgeon, poled bread and pinkie, pegged at Venetian Marina straight; Simon Preece (Browning Lifestyle) 5-13-0; Jeff Shaw (Team Guinness) 4-2-1; Eric Gardner (Team Eclipse Green) 4-0-10; Lewis Kenyon (Team Les ‘O’) 3-15-15; Les Osweleski (Team Les ‘O’) 3-15-15. Teams: Team Les ‘O’ 28; Team Guinness 28; Team Eclipse Green 28; Betley’s Monsters 21; Browning Lifestyle 21; Wyche Anglers 19. League: Team Eclipse Green 106; Team Les ‘O’ 100; Team Guinness 100; Browning Lifestyle 87; Wyche Anglers 85; Betley’s Monsters 81.

* Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Burscough, Lancs. Sun, 36. Bruce Clarke (Maver NW) 7-14-8, bream and roach, bread punch and caster, 6 and 14m, peg 678; Anthony Silcock (Sensas NW) 6-11-8; Sean Paddon (Tri-Cast Highfield) 6-3-4; Graham Mortimer (Sensas NW) 5-9-4.







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Blundell’s, Nr.Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 26, rover. Chris Weeder (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 90-2-0, carp and F1s, pellet, 14m, peg 49 Trio; Paul McKenna (Frenzee) 89-13-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 78-11-0; Jamie Hughes (Maver) 78-7-0. Sun, 18, rover. Mike Williams (Edgeley Sports) 83-4-0, F1s to 3 lb, 9m, pellet, peg 21 Trio; Mick Rudd (Rochdale Angling Centre) 76-2-0; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 73-13-0; Craig Herring (Rochdale Angling Centre) 66-11-0.

Bradshaw Hall, Bolton, Lancs. Wed, 28, Lake 8. Dave Brierley (Fisherman’s Way) 109-0-0, F1s, pellet, 8m, peg 14; Rob Makin (Tonge Moor) 67-0-0; Damian Brennan (Bradshaw Fisheries) 57-0-0. Wed, 20, Lake 4, Silvers. Lee Addy (Drennan/Bait-Tech) 29-12-0, skimmers, pinkie, 14m; Jon Jowett (Maver NW) 18-8-0; Geoff Terry (Bradshaw Fisheries) 18-0-0; Mick Booth (Tri-Cast Highfield) 17-6-0.

Brookside, Betley, Cheshire. Sat, 26, Snake Pit. Franek Staniuszko (Ted Carter Southport) 65-4-0, F1 carp and silvers, pellet, 11m, peg 36; Ste Carrier (Widnes AC) 50-6-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 41-0-0; Mark Plevin (Deggy’s) 40-4-0; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 40-0-0; Trevor Dewhurst (Premier Driveways) 36-6-0.

Connah’s Quay, Hampton Springs, Cheshire. Sun, 20. Martin Holding (Connah’s Quay) 23-10-0; Freddy Moore (Connah’s Quay) 22-7-0; Paul Robb (Connah’s Quay) 17-0-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Staffs. Sat, 15, Suez and Panama canals. Gary Kirby (Cudmore Gold) 56-2-0, carp to 4 lb and a few ide, corn and maggot at 13m, Suez peg 1; Steve Edwards (Cudmore Gold) 46-12-0; Gareth Gibbons (Rossendale Tackle) 40-8-0; Andy Berry (Rossendale Tackle) 37-12-0; Bill Gilchrist (Cudmore Gold) 34-12-0. Sun, 17. John Glover Jnr. (Cudmore Gold) 56-0-0, carp to 4 lb plus a few ide, pellet and corn at 14m, Panama peg 25; Mick Billingham (Bag’em) 42-0-0; Adrian Wood (Stockport) 37-2-0; Mark Rowlands (Liverpool) 34-14-0; Carl Lane (Prescott Angling) 33-12-0.

Firswood Road, Latham, Lancs. Wed, 17. Roy Tickle (Firswood) 56-10-0, carp, pellet, 6m, peg 14; Paul Mossman (Tri-Cast Highfield) 47-8-0; Steve Boyd (Saints) 46-9-0; Dennis Peterson (Ted Carter Southport) 43-10-0.

Hampton Springs, Malpas, Cheshire. Wed, 21, Alice Springs and Rock pools. Stuart Holmes (Shaw Angling) 38-8-0, skimmers, caster, short pole, peg 1 Alice; Tom Gollins (Total Angling) 22-6-0; Andy Spencer (Chester Tackle Locker) 21-10-0; Rob Denny (Rod n Reel) 20-3-0.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. Sun, 16, Model Canal. Chris Parker (Hanchurch Fisheries) 67-4-0, carp, poled pellet and corn, peg 54; Dave Parry (Hanchurch Fisheries) 48-12-0; Paul Grattage (Hanchurch Fisheries) 29-1-0.

Lingmere, Wirral, Cheshire. Wed, 26, OAPs. Barry Carlson (Lingmere) 65-4-0, F1s and silver fish, caster, 11m, peg 44; Lenny Bolton (Wirral) 48-14-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 46-14-0; Ian Hughes (Liverpool) 41-0-0. Sat, 17. Alan Dewhurst (Meadow View) 67-4-0, F1s and silvers, caster shallow, 9m, peg 44; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 66-6-0; James Howson (Wirral) 60-15-0; Jamie Hughes (Maver) 59-4-0.

Liverpool DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Running Horses, Liverpool. Sun, 28.  Dave Trafford (Ted Carter Preston) 9-8-0, skimmers and roach, bread punch and caster, 11m, peg 379; Mike Dixon (MCA) 7-1-0; Dave Massey (Wigan MG) 4-10-0; Stan Phillips (LAS) 4-7-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Sat, 18. Colin Craven (Bob’s Tackle) 93-6-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet, 8m pole and bomb, peg 55; Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle) 86-14-0; Gareth Charnock (Liverpool Dockers) 46-8-0; Paul Haines (Mescar) 45-2-0. Sun, 15. Mark Halliwell (Preston) 32-0-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet, 16m, peg 21; Mattie Higgins (Maghull) 30-0-0; Andrew Molyneux (LAS) 26-8-0.

Meadow View, Lymm, Cheshire. Tues, 23, OAPs, Lark Pool. Steve Ashcroft (Danny’s Tackle) 39-12-0, carp to 6 lb, corn and pellet, Method, peg 41; Ray Ignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 34-0-0; Rodger Peat (Oldham Owls) 33-0-0; Steve Leaf (Meadow View) 29-0-0. Thurs, 20, Thrush. Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 34-0-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet and corn, 14m, peg 20; Steve Leaf (Meadow View) 27-8-0; Jim Holmes (Danny’s Tackle) 22-9-0; Ken Jefferies (Meadow View) 22-6-0. Sat, 24, Lark. Dave Williams (Medow View) 100-0-0, carp to 6 lb, 14m, peg 41; Dave Hancock (Meadow View) 86-8-0; Ben Lloyd (LAS) 22-14-0; Kevin McIntosh (Meadow View) 19-2-0. Sun, 20, Thrush. Steve Barlow (Twangers) 26-0-0, bream, roach and ide, pellet and maggot, 4 and 14.5m, peg 8; Ricky Salmon (Meadow View) 19-0-0; Phil Chung (Tameside Matrix) 18-0-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Cow Hay Dam, Lancs. Thurs, 20. Danny Sixsmith (Sixsmith Pole Repairs) 13-10-0, roach and skimmers, caster, 8m, peg 8; Eddie Cook (Warrington) 11-8-0; Harry Newton (Warrington) 7-11-0; Paul Hill (Widnes) 7-1-0. Sun, 20, Sankey Canal Upper Pound. Mark Brown (Newton-le-Willows) 10-15-8; Frank Holding (Ted Carter Southport) 9-8-0; Ron Rance (Harry’s Tackle) 5-10-0; Harry Newton (Warrington) 5-8-0.
River Weaver, Cheshire. Sun, 26, Newbridge Caravan Park. Andy Insley (Vale Royal Angling) 17-6-0, an 11 lb pike plus skimmer bream, bread feeder, worm; Reg Evans (Vale Royal Angling) 15-8-0; Dave Williams (Vale Royal Angling) 14-0-0

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 15. Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 9-9-0, bream and skimmers, maggot, Method feeder, peg 76; Joe Farrell (LAS) 7-3-0; Jimmy Corkish (St. Helens) 6-2-0. Sun, 26. Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 23-13-0, bream and skimmers, 6mm banded pellet, Method feeder, peg 90; Mark Tallon (Farnsworth Tackle and Bait) 15-6-0; Joe Farrell (LAS) 15-3-0; Dave Lever (St. Helens) 14-7-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 21, OAPs, Covey 5 and Spey. Kerry Clarke (Ted Carter Preston) 43-1-0, F1s, pellet, 11m, peg 126; Chris Diamond (Eddie’s Bait) 39-5-0; Barry Whittle (Dave’s Wigan) 29-8-0; Phil Oaks (Garswood) 25-1-0. Tues, 33, Covey 1-4. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 95-6-0, F1s and mirrors to 4 lb, pellet and maggot, 6m and down edge; peg 97; Dean Edwards (Fisherman’s Way) 74-6-0; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW)) 73-14-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 69-6-0; Ian Lathom (Rochdale Angling) 66-5-0. Wed, 55, Covey 1-5. Barry Whittle (Dave’s Wigan) 54-14-0, 90 F1s, pellet, 6m, peg 104; Keith Wilson (Ray’s Tackle) 50-6-0; Gordon Pemberton (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 49-14-0; Ian Bentham (Coppull AC) 43-5-0; Richard Sergeant (Atherton Tackle) 39-11-0; Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 39-1-0. Thurs, 36, Covey 1-4. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 147-3-0, F1 and mirrors to 4 lb, maggot and pellet, 6 and 10m, peg 74; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 95-0-0; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 93-10-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 81-14-0. Sat, 27, Covey 5-6. Chris Jenkinson (Cheshire Angling) 44-12-0, F1 and commons, pellet, 11m, peg 123; Phillip Walsh (Partridge Lakes) 44-9-0; Brian Conroy (Warrington Tackle and Gun) 40-2-0; Peter Wilson (Partridge Lakes) 34-14-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Lancs. Wed, 32, Addlington. Carl Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 9-1-0, bream and roach, bread, 6 and 13m, pegged at marina; Jack Rodgers (Bolton) 7-8-4; Dave Trafford (Ted Carter Preston) 6-4-12; Sean Wharton (Gidlow Angling) 5-13-8; Lawrence Clayton (Hindley MG) 5-12-8; Rod Porter (Gidlow Angling) 5-7-8. Sat, 28, New Springs. Alan Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 3-8-0, roach, bread, 11m, peg 30; John Leeds (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 2-12-12; Sean Goulding (Sensas NW) 2-2-0; Carl Blurton (Sensas NW) 1-7-8.







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