Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers

* Blundell’s, Nr. Warrington, Cheshire. Sat, 35. Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sport) 49-7-0, F1s to 3 lb, pellet, 12m, peg 59 Trio; Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 49-5-0; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 48-12-0; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 44-0-0.

* Hampton Springs, Malpas, Cheshire. Sun, 31, silvers, Alice Springs, Poplars & Rock pools. Rob Denny (Rod ‘n Reel) 18-2-0, roach, caster, 10m, peg 10; Tom Gollins (Total Angling) 13-10-0; Wendy Locker (Chester Tackle Locker) 13-1-0; Martin Griffiths (Alice Springs) 11-8-0.

* Heronbrook Ind. WL, Slindon, Staffs. Sun, 89. Jonathon Smith (Congleton Bait & Tackle) 124-4-0, carp to 10 lb, pole, bomb and bread punch, Match Pool peg 3; Wayne Mellings (Maver Midlands/Dynamite Baits) 95-6-0; Rob Pennington (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 90-2-0; Antony King (Ted Carter Southport) 85-3-0; Craig Willett (Stapeley Dynamite) 79-0-0; Charlie Moran (Manchester) 77-9-0.

* Mosella NW League, Bridgwater Canal, Rufford Arm, Lancs. Sun, 36. Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 9-11-8, roach and skimmers, bloodworm, 6m; Alan Crook (Maver NW) 6-7-15; John Leeds (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 5-9-0. Teams: Maver Red 1; Rochdale Blue 2; Saints 3; Sensas NW 4; Rochdale Black 5.   

* Northwich Mini WL, River Weaver, Cheshire. Sat, 40. Ian Courtney (Cheadle Allstars) 14-3-0, skimmer bream, red maggot/bread feeder, pegged on willow beds; John Warburton (Bob’s Lot) 10-7-0; Robert Meggs (Ghosts) 10-0-0; Rod Frazer (Ballyforce) 9-14-0. Teams: Ballyforce 24-9-0; Ted Carter Southport 18-15-0; Cheadle Allstars 18-7-0.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 70, Covey lakes. Steve Rimmer (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 61-10-0, F1 carp, maggot, 11m, peg 73; Ron Buckley (Garbolino Elton) 57-4-0; James Howarth (Maver Midlands) 47-4-0; Ian Wilson (Staley Bridge Angling) 44-3-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait Tech) 41-9-0; Jamie Waters (Partridge Lakes) 40-7-0. Sun, 63, Covey. Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 44-0-0, F1 carp and ide, red maggot, 11m, peg 5; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 32-6-0; Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 32-2-0; Andy Amos (Drennan NW) 30-1-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 26-11-0; Matt Dawes (Matrix Tameside) 26-9-0.



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Smaller fishing match results


Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 27. John Raby (Elton Tackle) 27-12-0, carp to 5 lb, pellet, 7m and 16m, peg 16; Dave Denton (Ted Carter Preston) 24-0-0; Steve Burgess (Garbolino Elton) 19-8-0; Martin Kaye (Elton Tackle) 17-12-0; Peter Craven (Addlington) 17-0-0; Phil Cookson (Elton Tackle) 14-4-0.

Blundell’s, Nr. Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 27. Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 33-0-0, F1 and mirror carp to 2 lb, pellet, 4m, peg 59 Trio; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 31-5-0; Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sports) 28-11-0; John Pearson (Gilders Tackle) 23-2-0. Sun, 28. Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 28-9-0, F1s to 2 lb, pellet, 8m, peg 59 Trio; Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sport) 14-6-0; Danny Maguire (Mosella) 12-10-0; John Kerwin (Fisherman’s Way) 10-3-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Tues, 22. Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 71-10-0, F1 and common carp, pellet, 11m, peg 59; Chris Ruscoe (Rod ‘n Reel) 35-0-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 32-2-0; Andy Butler (Mosella) 30-14-0; Jeff Lindsay (Low Hills AC) 30-2-0. Wed, 24. Jamie Hughes (Maver) 67-4-0, F1s and silvers, bread, 11m, peg 50; Wayne Kearney (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 31-0-0; Jeff Lindsay (Low Hills AC) 29-6-0; John Brogden (Ted Carter Southport) 25-4-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW)  23-4-0; Chris Gorrell (Ted Carter Southport) 20-0-0. Thurs, 19. Ross Whiteman (Cheshire Angling) 34-14-0, F1s and silvers, 11m, peg 42; Carl Fletcher (Ted Carter Southport) 34-0-0; Andy Butler (Mosella) 28-0-0; David Williams (Garbolino Elton) 26-10-0. Sat, 26. Gary Baugh (Saints) 31-0-0, F1s, pellet, 13m, peg 2; Peter Price (Saints) 30-12-0; Stuart Conroy (Kamasan) 28-4-0; Andy Butler (Mosella) 28-0-0; Ross Whiteman (Cheshire Angling) 27-10-0; Jeff Lindsay (Low Hills AC) 25-10-0. Sun, 24. Jeff Lindsay (Low Hills AC) 49-4-0, F1s and silvers, pellet, 9m, peg 9; Stuart Conroy (Kamasan) 46-0-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 22-2-0; Andy Butler (Mosella) 12-0-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Staffs. Sat, 20, Suez Canal. Shaun Hill (Maver Gold Bag’em) 55-10-0, carp to 4 lb and a few ide, pellet at 13 metres, peg 21; Carl Lane (Prescott Angling Centre) 55-0-0; John Hulston (Cudmore Gold) 38-0-0; Bill Gilchrist (Cudmore Gold) 27-4-0; Keith Sevenson (Trentham Lakes) 26-8-0; Graham Bowers (Heronbrook Fisheries) 25-8-0.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. Sun, 17, Model Canal. Dennis Pemberton (Hanchurch Fisheries) 57-12-0, barbel, poled red maggot, peg 30; Peter Green (Hanchurch) 30-13-0; Dave Coleman Jnr. (Hanchurch Fisheries) 17-0-0.

Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Nr. Eccleshall, Staffs. Thurs, 53, all pools. John Chapman (Ted Carter Southport) 115-15-0, carp to 8 lb, poled bread punch, Meadow peg 15; Stef Brown (Carlton Bait & Tackle) 100-0-0; Ken Oldham (Connect Tackle) 94-0-0; Shaun Hill (Maver Gold Bag’em) 86-9-0; Simon Jones (Trentham) 73-0-0; Craig O’Connor (Congleton Anglers) 61-0-0.

High Heyes Farm, Eccleston, Preston, Lancs. Tues, 35, all lakes. John Brogden (Ted Carter Preston) 23-4-0, three barbel, maggot, 14m, peg 35 Lake 3; Paul Meadows (Izaaks MG) 22-0-0; Chris Gorrell (Ted Carter Southport) 18-4-0; Carl Blurton (Maver NW) 16-0-0. Sat, 20. Stuart Almond (Vajjazel NW) 55-0-0, carp, bread, 16m, peg 22 Lake 2; Adie Twist (Izaaks MG) 27-4-0; Steve Taylor (Izaaks MG) 16-4-0; Danny Maguire (Mosella) 15-12-0.

Lingmere, Match Lakes, Cheshire. Mon, 12, OAPs. Jimmy Bell (Birkenhead) 70-12-0, carp and skimmers, pellet at 6m & Method feeder, peg 43; Eddie Simpson (Merseyside) 25-8-0; Chris Diamond (Eddies Bait) 23-14-0. Sat, 18. Jamie Hughes (Maver) 50-0-0, F1s, pellet, 14m, peg 3; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 49-12-0; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 48-8-0; Andy Kirk (Merseyside) 41-4-0.

Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Thurs, 22, OAPs. Roy Morgan (Meadow View) 53-4-0, carp to 9 lb, corn and pellet, 14m pole and feeder, peg 7; Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 51-8-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 35-8-0; Jim Colecliff (Oldham Owls) 20-8-0. Sun, 23. Gary Moore (Tackle Saver) 84-8-0, carp to 9 lb, corn and pellet, 14m, peg 4; Darren Catterall (Meadow View) 73-8-0; Simon Honey (Meadow View) 47-8-0; Barry Davis (Deeside Tackle) 22-8-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Sankey Canal, Merseyside. Thurs, 20. Frank Holding (Ted Carter Southport) 7-3-0, roach and perch, caster, 8m, peg 26; Barry Holbrook (Warrington) 4-6-0; Steve Rimmer (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 4-5-8. Sun, 20, Sankey Upper Pound. John Wilson (Newton-le-Willows) 13-2-0, carp, caster, 8m, peg 64; Eddie Cook (Warrington) 9-1-0; Steve Rimmer (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 6-11-0.
Northwich, River Weaver, Cheshire. Wed, 30. Bob Meggs (Northwich) 32-6-0, bream and skimmers, red maggot, peg 3 town centre; Frank Slater (Vale Royal Angling) 30-14-0; Steven Watson (Dave’s of Middlewich) 18-8-0; Reg Evans (Vale Royal Angling) 15-8-0.

Old Hough, Warmingham, Cheshire. Tues, 13, Upper Benbo Pool. Steve Butler (Ted Carter Southport) 31-15-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Dale Richardson (Old Hough) 28-6-0; John Cheetham (Widnes AC) 28-0-0; Tommy Kelly (Old Hough) 20-15-0. Thurs, 12, Prospect & Lucky Dip. James Cantello (Tri-Cast Highfield) 25-5-0 carp and silvers, poled pellet; Anthony Cotton (Old Hough) 21-6-0; Ken Power (Tri-Cast Highfield) 16-8-0; Brian Morris (Old Hough) 15-10-0. Sat, 21, Big Max Pool. Pete Johnson (Old Hough) 98-5-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Ken Potts (Old Hough) 28-7-0; Greg Hulme (Old Hough) 15-9-0; Jon Brownhill (Old Hough) 10-0-0; Ben Clarke (Old Hough) 9-10-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 24, OAPs, Spey, Marsh and Ribbon lakes. Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 44-2-0, F1 carp, white maggot, 6m, peg 6 Spey; Ian Blakeley (Saints) 42-1-0; Neil Rogerson (Cheshire Angling) 37-12-0; Irvine Melling (Harry’s Tackle) 31-14-0. Tues, 44, Covey 4/5/6. Simon Beswick (Maver NW) 66-0-0, F1s plus three 7 lb mirror carp, white maggot and corn, 6m, peg 16; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 45-6-0; Peter Tickle (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 43-15-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 40-7-0; Tony Worrell (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 36-11-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 36-0-0. Thurs, Covey 3/4/5/6 plus Spey. James Howarth (Maver Midlands) 41-11-0, F1 and mirror carp, white maggot, 11m, peg 85, £100 bonus peg; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 40-5-0; Mark Tregar (Partridge Lakes) 39-11-0; Andy Amos (Drennan NW) 37-5-0; Brian Conroy (Warrington Tackle & Gun) 35-12-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait Tech) 33-15-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 16. Dave Allsop (St. Helens AA) 8-14-0, skimmers, red maggot/crumb feeder, peg 69; Anthony Heffernan (St. Helens) 7-6-0; Mick Lever (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 6-1-0; Steve Ward (St. Helens) 4-1-0. Sun, 21. Paul Swift (Bolton) 7-1-0, skimmers to 1 lb 8 oz, red maggot, pellet feeder, peg 83; Steve Ward (St. Helens) 6-13-0; Tony Heffernan (St. Helens) 4-2-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, New Springs/Cale Lane, Lancs. Sun, 29. Norman Watson (Hindley) 8-0-0, roach, bread punch, 6m, peg 1; Alan Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 4-10-4; Steve Birchall (Wigan MG) 4-6-4; Steve Wilson (Wigan) 3-6-0.




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