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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers

* Blundell’s, nr. Warrington, Cheshire. Sat, 30. Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sport) 47-8-0, F1s to 2 lb, maggot, 16m, peg 5 Trio Lake; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 44-12-0; Craig Herring (Rochdale Angling Centre) 35-14-0; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 35-4-0.

* Brookside, Betley, Cheshire. Sun, 34, Snake and Willow lakes. Steve Knowles (Ted Carter Southport) 55-0-0, F1s and common carp, pellet, 12m, peg 40 Snake; Jason Law (Tri-Cast Highfield) 51-4-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 37-0-0; Franek Staniuszko (Ted Carter Southport) 32-2-0.

* Crewe & District WL, Shropshire Union Canal, Nantwich, Chesshire. Sun, 36. Tim Robinson (Team Les ‘O’) 4-9-9, all roach, poled bread punch, Marina section; Jeff Shaw (Team Guinness) 4-9-0; Martin Griffiths (Team Guinness) 4-5-6; Fred ‘The Bread’ Cheetham (Team Eclipse Green) 4-3-12; Steve Haywood (Cheshire MG) 3-12-0; George Cooke (Team Les ‘O’) 3-5-12. Teams: Teams Les ‘O’ 26; Team Guinness 23; Wyche Anglers 23; Browning Lifestyle 22; Eclipse Green 22; Betley’s Monsters 19.

* Heronbrook Ind WL, Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sun, 89. Craig Goldstraw (Maver Midlands Bag’em) 176-13-0, carp to 15 lb and a few F1s, popped up bread punch on bomb, Match Lake peg 3; Lee Thornton (Middy/Bag’em) 80-6-0; Darren Heath (Pickering’s Tackle) 78-9-0; Jordon Hall (Maver Midlands Bag’em) 74-6-0; Paul Williamson (Cudmore) 72-9-0; Gerry Lees (Gilder’s Tackle) 66-0-0.

* Leigh Angling Centre, Bridgewater Canal, Butts Bridge to Marsland Green, Lancs. Sun, 38. Kevin Clarke (Wigan MG) 14-3-8, skimmer bream to 1 lb 8 oz, bread punch, 13m, pegged in Butts Basin; Dave Massey (Wigan MG) 10-6-0; Danny Martin (Wigan MG) 10-2-0; Shaun Paddon (Tri-Cast Highfield) 6-15-0.

* Mosella NW Bloodworm League, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Rufford Arm, Southport, Lancs. Sun, 36. Russell Sands (Tri-Cast Rochdale Red) 6-3-8, mainly roach to bloodworm and bread punch at 8m; Paul Hughes (Saints) 4-7-6; Liam Killinger (Saints) 4-0-2; S. Powley (Sensas NW) 3-5-5; Boyden Krypnicki (Maver Black) 3-3-15. Teams: Sensas NW 10; Tri-Cast Rochdale Black 12; Mosella NW Black 17. League: Sensas NW 4; Tri-Cast Rochdale Black 5; Tri-Cast Rochdale Red 6.

* Northwich, River Weaver, Cheshire. Sat, 39, Mini League. Dave Williams (Atomic Bait) 18-8-0, bream and skimmer bream, maggot, bread feeder, peg 361;  Rod Frazer (Ballyforce) 11-9-0; Ian Courtney (Cheadle) 11-7-0; Robert Meggs snr (Bob’s Lot) 8-8-0. Teams: Atomic Bait 27-3-0; Ballyforce 18-15-0; Vale Royal All Stars 15-8-0. League: Ballyforce 3; Cheadle 7; Bob’s Lot 10; Vale Royal All Stars 10. Sun, 40, Teams of Five. Alex Clegg (Vale Royal Juniors) 17-6-0, bream and skimmers, red maggot, bread feeder, peg 380; Gary Webster (Edgeley Sport) 10-2-0; Stuart Phipps (Vale Royal Juniors) 6-8-0; Kevin Simpson (Vale Royal Angling) 6-0-0. Teams: Edgeley Sport 31; Vale Royal Angling 31; Vale Royal Juniors 24. League: Vale Royal Angling 156; Edgeley Sports 142; Vale Royal Juniors 120.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 35, Covey lakes. Martin Churchill (Partridge Lakes) 34-14-0, F1s, red maggot, 11m, peg 133; Bryan Gregory (Garbolino) 33-14-0; Alan Dawson (Rochdale) 27-5-0; Gary Wills (Partridge) 26-0-0. Sat, Winter League, 55. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 53-10-0, F1s and carp, red maggot, 10m, peg 1; Peter Tickle (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 48-5-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 41-7-0; Roger Priestley (Maver) 39-9-0; Stuart Conroy (Kamasan) 39-3-0; Paul Keeley (Bait-Tech) 38-11-0. Teams: Garbolino Elton 17; Drennan NW 20; Guru 22. League: Garbolino Elton 113; Drennan NW 122; Guru 131.  Sun, 76, Covey. Barry Bush (Lingmere) 48-9-0, carp and F1s, maggot, 5m, peg 113; David Rigby (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 46-14-0; Lee Riley (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 46-9-0; Andy Amos (Drennan) 31-13-0; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 28-13-0; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 27-10-0.

* Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Heatons Bridge, Lancs. Sat, 30. Les Riding (Chorley Social) 4-14-4, roach and skimmer bream, bread punch, 6m, pegged by caravans; Dave Watson (Ted Carter Preston) 4-5-8; Brian Boyne (Bolton) 3-11-4; John Leeds (Ted Carter Preston) 3-11-0.



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Smaller fishing match results

Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 22. Pete Richmond (Ted Carter Southport) 52-4-0, carp to 6 lb, bread and pellet, 12m, peg 56; Ben Lloyd (Liverpool AS) 11-0-0; Jason Brooks (Wayne’s Tackle) 10-0-0.

Blundell’s, nr. Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 19. Dean Edwards (Fisherman’s Way) 49-8-0, F1s and mirror carp, pellet, 11m, peg 59 Trio Lake; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 48-1-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 42-7-0; Dave Williams (Fisherman’s Way) 40-2-0. Sun, 25. Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 61-0-0, carp and F1s, pellet, 8m, peg 55 Trio; Danny Maguire (Mosella) 37-3-0; Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 35-2-0; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 28-0-0.

Brookside, Betley, Cheshire. Thurs, 17, Snake Pit. David Williams (Garbolino Elton) 20-0-0, common and mirror carp, pellet and worm, 12m, peg 15; John Brogden (Ted Carter Southport) 19-0-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 18-0-0; Ray Thompson (Vale Royal Angling) 16-4-0. Sat, 23, Snake. Mark Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 92-2-0, F1s, bread, 15m, peg 14; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 80-6-0; Andy Butler (Mosella) 32-2-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 29-10-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Staffs. Sat, 26, Suez Canal. Shaun Hill (Maver Gold Bag’em) 96-0-0, carp to 6 lb and a few ide, maggot at 6m, peg 16; Paul Haynes (Ultimate Pellets) 44-4-0; Mark Kearns (Maver Gold Bag’em) 40-10-0; Carl Lane (Prescott AS) 39-8-0; Paul Williamson (Cudmore Gold) 36-0-0; John Glover Jnr. (Stapeley Cudmore) 33-0-0.

High Heyes Farm. Eccleston, Lancs. Sat, 25. Ray Spall (Complete Angler Colne) 51-0-0, carp, corn, 13m, peg 2 Lake 2; Alex Feeney (Matrix/Wayne’s Tackle) 48-4-0; Danny Maguire (Mosella) 45-4-0; John Rodgers (Ted Carter Preston) 26-0-0.

Lingmere, Match Lakes, Cheshire. Wed, OAPs, 20. Jimmy Bell (Birkenhead) 49-9-0, F1s, banded pellet at 6m and on Method feeder, peg 42; Winston Duckers (Chester) 43-10-0; Ian Hughes (Birkenhead) 38-8-0; Chris Diamond (Liverpool) 35-12-0. Sat, 21. Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 48-0-0, F1 carp, pellet, pole 14m, peg 21; Jamie Hughes (Maver) 42-9-0; John Lyth (Chester) 35-4-0; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 28-2-0.

Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Tues, 18, OAPs. Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 68-8-0, carp to 6 lb, corn and pellet, 14m, peg 41; Jimmy Colecliff (Oldham Owls) 22-8-0; Ray Hignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 19-8-0; Rodger Peet (Oldham Owls) 14-8-0. Thurs, 16, Thrush Pool. Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 31-12-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet and maggot, 14m, peg 17; Ken Jeffries (Edgeley Sport) 27-12-0; George Osborne (Shaw’s Tackle) 23-14-0. Sun, 23, Lark. James Garside (Danny’s Tackle) 40-0-0, carp to 7 lb, corn and maggot, 12m, peg 4; Darren Catterall (Meadow View) 31-0-0; Martin Stokes (Meadow View) 29-0-0; Paul Ainsley (Meadow View) 25-0-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Yew Tree Reservoir, Lancs. Thurs, 22. Eddie Marcroft (Newton-le-Willows/Golborne Tackle) 21-6-0, carp, roach and perch, maggot, 9m, peg 23; John McCulloch (Whiston Angling Centre) 12-7-0; Alan Tweedle (Widnes) 10-0-0; Eddie McLorie (Newton-le-Willows) 6-13-0. Sun, 22, Sankey Canal Upper Pound. 22. Ian Alexander (Newton-le-Willows) 6-0-0, roach, caster, 10m, peg 21; Mark Brown (Newton-le-Willows) 5-11-8; John Mallet (Bolton) 4-6-8; Krystian Bryan (Golborne) 3-13-8.

Old Hough, Warmingham, Cheshire, Tues, 4, Prospect Pool. Brian Morris (Old Hough) 30-6-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet. Thurs, 10, Upper Benbo. Dave Holland (Tri-Cast Highfield) 29-11-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; James Cantello (Tri-Cast Highfield) 22-5-0; Pete Clements (Barlow’s Tackle) 21-7-0. Sat, 24, Boulders & Goose. Adam Jones (Old Hough) 17-15-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; James Cantello (Tri-Cast Highfield) 17-6-0; Mal Dawes (Old Hough) 15-7-0; Brian Morris (Old Hough) 12-13-0; Pete Scott (Old Hough) 12-1-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, OAPs, 21, Spay & Marsh lakes. Phillip Oaks (Garswood) 33-9-0, F1 carp, corn and pellet, 6m, peg 15 Spay; Barry Whittle (Dave’s Wigan) 25-6-0; Tommy Aspinall (Atherton Tackle) 21-13-0; Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle& Bait) 21-12-0. Tues, Covey 4-5, 17. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 62-1-0; F1s, mirror and common carp, maggot, 6 and 11 m, peg 130; Lee Addy (Drennan/ Bait-Tech) 59-7-0; Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 46-12-0. Wed, Covey 2-3-6, 41. Ken Ogden (Partridge Lakes) 49-0-0, F1 carp and ide, maggot, 11m, peg 39; Tommy Aspinall (Atherton Tackle) 39-0-0; John Marshall (Partridge Lakes) 30-14-0; Dennis Ockwell (Partridge Lakes) 30-12-0. Thurs, Covey 2-3-4 and Spay, 33. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 77-2-0, F1 common and mirror carp plus Ide, maggot, pole 7 and 11m, peg 60; Paul Coyle (Preston Innovation) 72-10-0, Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 48-0-0; Peter Lucas (Egrement Ferry) 48-0-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 14. Graham Marr (St. Helens) 10-11-0, skimmer bream and roach, maggot, bread feeder, peg 160; Steve Ward (St. Helens) 9-4-0; Alan Brooks (St. Helens) 4-15-0. Sun, 21. Micky Lever (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 11-2-0, skimmer bream to 1 lb 8 oz, red maggot, pellet feeder, peg 76; Steve Ward (St. Helens) 9-4-0; Kevin Hall (Newton-le-Willows) 7-5-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Botany Bay, Lancs. Wed, 24. Graham Mortimer (Standish MG) 4-10-8, roach 5 oz, bread punch, 6m, pegged by windsock; Rob Porter (Gidlow Angling) 4-6-12; Dave Trafford (Ted Carter Southport) 3-11-8; Norman Watson (Hindley MG) 3-7-4. Sun, 20, Burscough. Gary Taylor (Gidlow Angling) 5-4-4, roach and bream, bread and caster, 5 and 9m pole. Anthony Silcock (Sensas NW) 3-12-4; Norman Watson (Hindley MG) 3-2-0; Sean Wharton (Gidlow Angling) 2-13-12.


By popular demand there will be a Saturday open match at Heronbrook Fisheries on January 18 2014. The café will be open. Booking via Neil Dale on 07879 441282.





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