Preston MOTY



Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers

* Blundell’s, nr Warrington, Cheshire. Sat, 31. Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 51-2-0, F1s to 2 lb, pellet, 14m, peg 7 Trio; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 41-11-0; Andy Fairhurst (Aerial Sky) 37-10-0; Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru) 37-6-0; Jack Howarth (Mosella) 27-3-0; Shaun Woodward (Danny’s Tackle) 24-10-0. Sun, 40. Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru) 68-3-0, mirrors and F1s, pellet, 14m, peg 3 Trio; Steve Gallagher (Ted Carter Southport) 62-14-0; Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sport) 51-15-0; Dean Edwards (Fisherman’s Way) 47-0-0; Geoff Scott (Rochdale Angling Centre) 46-14-0; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 44-4-0.

* Hampton Springs, Malpas, Cheshire. Sun, 35, silverfish, Alice Springs, Poplars, Rock & Oasis pools. Rob Denny (Rod n’Reel) 30-10-0, skimmers and barbel, pellet, 14m, peg 15 Oasis; Stuart Davies (Chester Tackle Locker) 22-6-0; Lenny Bolton (Rod n’Reel) 21-6-0; Wendy Locker (Chester Tackle Locker) 21-0-0; Stuart Holmes (Chester Tackle Locker) 21-0-0.

* Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sat, 34, Meadow & Canal pools. Lee Thornton (Middy/Bag‘Em) 123-5-0, carp and F1s, poled bread punch and corn, 14 m, Canal peg 10; Daz Randles (DS Floats) 76-2-0; Sean Williamson (Reddish) 69-0-0; Graham Thomas (Wrexham) 68-15-0. Sun, 86, Individual WL, all pools. Ken Oldham (Connect Tackle) 93-15-0, 55 F1s and 3 carp to 5 lb, red maggot at 14, Canal peg 14; Rob Pelling (Connect Tackle) 76-11-0; Trevor Robinson (Maver Midlands/Bag’Em) 71-8-0; Pam Lees (Gilder’s Tackle) 70-8-0; Paul Haynes (Ultimate Pellets) 67-4-0; Lee Turner (Manchester) 62-1-0. League: Ken Oldham, Lee Thornton, Matt Barwell and Wayne Mellings all 3.

* Liverpool DAA Teams, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Liverpool. Sun, 48. Alan Morris (Ted Carter Preston) 7-7-14, skimmers and roach, bread punch, 12m, peg 400 at Cornmill; Jim Jeffers (LAS Blue) 7-4-4; Anthony Marsden (Wigan Green) 6-10-4; Steve Bird (Ted Carter Preston) 6-1-10; Jeff Stirrup (LAS Blue) 5-1-10; Alan Miller (LAS Black) 5-0-0. Teams: Ted Carter Preston 16; LAS Blue 19; LAS Red 23; Wigan Green 23.

* Mosella NW Bloodworm League, Leeds-Liverpool Canal Rufford Arm. Lancs. Sun, 36. Boyden Krypnycki (Maver Black) 15-7-12, roach and skimmers, bloodworm and bread, 10m; Matthew Forster (Saints) 14-13-8; Dean Turner (Tri-Cast Rochdale Black) 13-9-12; Steve Powley (Sensas NW) 13-2-8; Jon Jowett (Maver Red) 11-3-0; Shaun Golding (Mosella Red) 7-10-8. Teams: Maver NW Black 10; Mosella Red 14; Saints 17. League: Tri-Cast Rochdale Black 8; Sensas NW 10; Saints 11; Maver NW Black 12.

* Northwich Mini League, River Weaver, Cheshire. Sat. 42. Terry Kettle (Rudheath) 9-12-0, a 5 lb tench plus skimmers, red maggot, bread feeder, pegged on willow beds; Ian Morrison (Ted Carter Southport) 7-4-0; Stuart Phipps (Vale Royal Juniors) 6-12-0; Andy Hamlett (Glow-Worms) 6-9-0. Teams: Rudheath 16-13-0; Ted Carter Southport 16-4-0; MAP 14-6-0. League: Ballyforce 9; Cheadle 15; Ted Carter Southport 16; Atomic Baits 17.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 58, Covey. Ron Buckley (Garbolino Elton) 55-14-0, F1s, maggot, 11m, peg 6; Connor Barlow (Drennan NW) 45-6-0; Nathan Lumb (Highfield) 41-11-0; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 40-6-0; Stuart Carroll (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 36-4-0; Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 36-0-0. Sun, 64, Covey. Shaun Cook (NWF) 76-3-0, F1s and common carp, bread at 11m to aerator, peg 39; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 53-12-0; Connor Barlow (Drennan NW) 51-11-0; James Howarth (Maver Midlands) 39-2-0; Ian Lathom (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 38-6-0; Steve Crossley (Maver NW) 37-4-0.




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Smaller fishing match results

Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 14. Paul Hart (Preston) 33-8-0, F1s to 2 lb, pellet, 8m, peg 50; Alan Menzies (Garbolino/Elton Tackle) 30-2-0; Lee Murphy (Ted Carter Preston) 30-0-0.

Blundell’s, nr Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 20. Jamie Hughes (Maver) 56-13-0, F1s to 2 lb, pellet, 12m, peg 55 Trio; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 56-4-0; Dave Prescott (Green Lane Tackle) 27-13-0; Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 27-11-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Thurs, 15. John Lyth (Brookside) 34-0-0, F1s and silvers, pellet, 13m, peg 8; Jamie Hughes (Ted Carter Southport) 33-4-0; Dave Pollitt (Hirst Tackle) 21-10-0; Dave Williams (Garbolino Elton) 15-4-0. Sat, 24. Dean Edwards (Fisherman’s Way) 61-0-0, F1s, pellet and bread, 14m, peg 21; Steve Knowles (Ted Carter Southport) 33-10-0; Andy Butler (Mosella) 32-2-0; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 31-0-0. Sun, 26. Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 59-8-0, F1s and silvers, pellet, 14m, peg 28; Mark Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 57-0-0; Craig Ebbrell (Maver Midlands) 35-10-0; Alan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle) 31-4-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Staffs. Sat, 20, Suez Canal. Ian Cotton (Cudmore Gold) 48-8-0, carp to 3 lb, ide and chub, poled pellet; peg 18; John Glover Snr (Cudmore Gold) 46-2-0; Andy May (MAP / Bait Tech) 34-4-0; Shaun Hill (Maver Gold Bag‘Em) 26-6-0; Mark Dobson (Trentham Lakes) 20-8-0; Carl Day (Matrix) 20-8-0. Sun, 12, Suez Canal. John Glover Snr (Cudmore Gold) 44-8-0, mainly carp to 3 lb and some ide, poled maggot, peg 18; Damian Bracken (Mosella Garbolino) 42-2-0; Gary Kirby (Cudmore Gold) 36-0-0; Carl Lane (Prescott Angling) 27-8-0; Keith Stevenson (Cudmore Gold) 20-0-0.

Firswood Road, Latham, Skelmersdale, Lancs. Wed, 19. Alan Bruce (Ray’s Tackle) 32-14-0, carp, bread, 13m, peg 2, bonus peg £150; Francis Orieley (Maver) 18-6-0; Ian Allison (Firswood) 16-0-0; Mick Potter (St. Helens) 15-1-0.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. Sun, 20, Model Canal. Chris Parker (Pickerings of Burslem) 72-0-0, carp, poled corn, peg 10; John Rowley (J & D Windows) 70-5-0; Neil Dimmick (Hanchurch Fisheries) 26-13-0.

Lingmere, Match Lakes, Cheshire. Wed, 23, OAPs. George Edwards (Lobol AC) 32-15-0, F1s and skimmers, pellet, 6m, peg 36; Les Picken (Lingmere) 28-1-0; Ian Hughes (Lingmere) 27-4-0; Mark Greadley ( Connah’s Quay) 20-12-0. Sat, 16. Alan Dewhurst (Meadow View) 80-2-0, F1s and common carp, caster shallow, 13m, peg 36;  Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 51-14-0; Jamie Hughes (Maver) 43-4-0; Andy Kirk (Lingmere) 38-12-0.

Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Tues, 18, OAPs. Paul Finley (Meadow View) 39-8-0, carp to 4 lb, corn and pellet, 14m, peg 7; Roy Morgan (Meadow View) 38-8-0; Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 27-0-0; Paul Owen (Sale XL) 25-0-0. Thurs, 19. Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 50-4-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet and corn, 14m, peg 6; George Osborne (Jim Shaw’s Tackle) 47-7-0; Ray Ignett (Jim Shaw’s Tackle) 42-6-0; Jim Hughes (Danny’s Tackle) 18-8-0. Sun, 24. Paul Ledgerton (Meadow View) 90-0-0, carp to 10 lb, alternating meat, corn and pellet at 14m, peg 2; Simon Honey (Meadow View) 34-8-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 30-4-0; Barry Davis (Deeside Tackle) 23-4-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, White Door Dam, Lancs. Thurs, 20. Harry Newton (Warrington) 6-9-0, chub, carp and skimmers, caster, 12m, peg 12; Eddie Marcroft (Goldborne Tackle) 5-6-0; Steve Rimmer (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 3-3-0. Sun, 20, Sankey Canal Upper Pound. Graham Sixsmith (St. Helens) 4-2-0, roach and perch, pinkie, 8m, peg 23; Ian Wilson (Newton-le-Willows) 4-1-0; Steve Rimmer (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 3-9-0.
Old Hough, Warmingham, Cheshire. Tues, 6, Lucky Dip Pool. Bob Meggs (Old Hough) 8-14-0, small carp and silvers, poled pellet and maggot; Craig O’Connor (Old Hough) 4-5-0. Thurs, 7, Big Max. Brian Morris (Old Hough) 66-6-0, carp, poled pellet; Lewis Breeze (Sensas) 58-5-0; Pete Johnson (Old Hough) 47-9-0. Sat, 11, Upper Benbo. James Cantello (Tri-Cast Highfield) 38-8-0, small carp and silvers, poled pellet and maggot; Barry Hill (Old Hough) 11-15-0; Kevin Price (Old Hough) 8-10-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 22, OAPs, Spey, Marsh & Ribbon lakes. Gordon Fielding (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 38-6-0, F1s, skimmers and ide, maggot, 7 and 11m, peg 7 Marsh; Dave Blair (Dave’s Tackle) 36-11-0; Tommy Aspinall (Atherton Tackle) 28-5-0; Alan Talbot (Dave’s Wigan) 27-5-0. Tues, 32. Dean Barlow (Drennan/Bait-Tech) 42-13-0, F1s, commons and mirrors, maggot, 10m under bridge, peg 97; Warren Crolla (Noah’s Ark) 36-10-0; Brian Jones (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 35-0-0; Peter Cooper (Lingmere) 32-0-0. Wed, 42, Covey. Terry Cooper (Ted Carter Preston) 49-11-0, F1s, commons and mirrors, pellet, 11m, peg 87; Mick Mannion (Olly Motors) 41-5-0; Eddy Battersby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 33-10-0; Ian Bentham (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 28-7-0. Thurs, 23, Covey. Chris Weeder jnr (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 46-3-0, commons and F1s, maggot, 6m, peg 41; Peter Tickle (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 36-6-0; Kevin Clarke (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 35-5-0; Robert Rigby (Gilders) 34-4-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 15. Carl Thelwell (St. Helens) 11-2-0, skimmers, red maggot, bread feeder, peg 160; Paul Cliburn (Wigan) 5-3-0; Mick Lever (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 5-2-0. Sun, 19. Simon Stott (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 9-2-0, skimmers, red maggot, bread feeder, peg 80; Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 8-6-0; Paul Swift (Bolton) 6-15-0.

St. Helens Tackle & Bait WL, Partridge Lakes, Cheshire. Sun, 80 (ineligible for Matchman of the Year points due to placing of anglers). Mike Reed (Wayne’s Tackle) 41-11-0, F1s and common carp, maggot, 6 and 11m, peg 9; Simon Beswick (Partridge Black) 29-13-0; Walter Keeney (Partridge Black) and Tony Moran (Vine Baits) both 26-11-0; George Brown (Partridge Silver) 24-12-0; Steve Hamilton (St Helens Tackle & Bait A) 24-0-0. Teams: St. Helens Tackle & Bait Platinum 11; Partridge Silver 13; Partridge Black 14; Partridge Platinum 16. League: Partridge Silver 18; Leigh Tackle & Bait Gold 19; Partridge Black 26; St. Helens Tackle & Bait Platinum 26.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Crook, Lancs. Wed, 21. Rob Porter (Gidlow Angling) 14-4-12, bream and silver fish, bread and red maggot, 13 and 16m, peg 127; Tony Prescott (Chorley Social) 6-5-4; Bruce Clarke (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 5-9-4; Gary Marchant (Wigan MG) 5-5-0. Sat, 24, DW Stadium length. Danny Martin (Wigan MG) 7-0-8, roach, bread punch, 6 and 11m, peg 30; Sean Wharton (Gidlow Angling) 4-11-12; Carl Whalley (Sensas NW) 3-13-8; Dave Wells (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 3-10-12. Sun, 20, Parbold. Carl Whalley (Sensas NW) 18-5-12, bream and skimmers, bread, 6m, peg 474; Kevin Gary (Hindley MG) 11-9-12; Graham Mortimer (Sensas NW) 6-12-8; Ken Sharples (Hindley MG) 5-4-12.







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