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* Bannister House,  Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 36. Peter Richmond (Ted Carter Preston) 132-4-0, carp and bream, pellet, 16m, peg 46; Phil Alton (Ted Carter Southport) 118-12-0; Graham Carter (Ted Carter Preston) 115-8-0; Paul Bottomley (Coppull Angling Centre) 110-4-0.

* Blundell’s, Cheshire. Sat, 47. Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru) 189-12-0, F1s and carp to 3 lb, pellet shallow, 8m, peg 11 Trio Lake, £100 bonus ball and £100 sweep; Chris Weeder Jnr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 167-15-0; Craig Herring (Rochdale Angling Centre) 155-3-0; David Howard (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 121-15-0. Sun, 30. Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 147-6-0, mirror carp to 5 lb and F1s to 3lb, pellet, 13m, peg 27; Barry Bush (Lingmere Tackle) 140-12-0; Cliff Noble (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 127-0-0; Geoff Scott (Rochdale Angling) 117-8-0.

* C & C Motor Vehicle Repairs, Hanchurch Fisheries, Hanchurch, Stoke, Staffs. Sat, 32, Model Canal. Andy Moors (Maver Pickering’s) 68-6-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 38; P. Williamson (Hanchurch Fisheries) 65-12-0; G. Lawson (Hanchurch Fisheries) 62-8-0; Gary Skerritt (Maver/Pickering’s) 52-13-0; Kevin Roden (Trentside Angling Centre) 49-11-0; Paul Gibson (Trentside Angling Centre) 46-13-0.

* Hall Lane Fisheries, Parbold, Lancashire. Sun, 45, Bess’s Lake. Mike Rogerson (Drennan North West) 95-14-0, carp to 2 lb, poled pellet down edge and over, peg 25; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru) 93-4-0; Damien Brierley (Tri-Cast Highfield) 79-2-0; Russell Sands (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 76-8-0.

* Heronbrook Fisheries, nr Eccleshall, Staffs. Sun, 84, Canal, Island and Match pools. Tony Weightman (Ted Carter Southport) 133-6-0, carp to 5 lb and F1s, method feeder and corn/maggot, Match Pool 45; Andy Moors (Maver Pickering’s) 120-13-0; Stuart Carroll (Wigan Angling Centre) 117-4-0; John Devine (Wigan) 101-4-0; Tony Shelley (Trentside Angling Centre) 100-6-0; Jason Brown (Maver Midlands) 93-15-0.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 38. Lee Redman (Ray’s Tackle) 91-6-0, F1s and mirror carp, soft pellet along near bank, 10m, peg 10; John Kenning (Tortue Goole Avengers) 83-9-0; Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 79-2-0; Lee Harrison (Maver Barnsley) 75-2-0. Sun, 80. Simon Beswick (North West Worms) 132-15-0, common and mirror carp to 7 lb, ide and F1s to 1lb, caster shallow, 8m, peg 58, £130 pools; Lee Harrison (Maver/Ultimate Barnsley) 93-5-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 92-14-0; Franek Staniuszko (Garbolino Elton) 90-10-0; Craig Lealand (Lymm) 87-0-0; Sean Cooke (Elton Tackle) 86-11-0.


Results from smaller matches

Blundell’s, Cheshire. Wed, 35. Mitch Rollinson (Fishing Republic) 204-0-0, mirror carp and F1s to 3 lb, soft pellet shallow, 8m, peg 13 Trio; Neil Cartwright (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 169-3-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 125-6-0; Jack Howarth (Mosella) 119-1-0. Thurs pm, 19. Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru) 219-4-0, F1s to 3 lb, pellet shallow in margins, 8m, peg 13 Trio; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 135-7-0; Chris Weeder Jnr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 132-12-0; Ste Gallagher (Ted Carter Southport) 128-6-0.

Brookside. Snake Pit. Cheshire.  Thu. 24. Dave Pollitt (Hirst Tackle) 119-12-0, peg 3; Chris Ruscoe (Rod n’ Reel) 71-4-0; Dave Williams (Garbolino Elton) 68-12-0; Steve Carrier (Fisherman’s Tackle Birkenhead) 57-4-0. Sat. 30. John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 103-12-0, peg 43; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 100-12-0; Ross Wightman (Warrington AA) 200-6-0; Chris Ruscoe (Rod n’ Reel) 96-12-0.

Firswood, Lancs. Tues, both lakes. 19. Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru) 121-0-0, new fishery record, carp to 4 lb, worm, 10m, peg 3; Frank Cooke (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 100-0-0; Peter Tickle (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 86-6-0; Paul Mossman (Ted Carter’s Preston) 82-2-0. Wed, 18. Paul Mossman (Ted Carter Preston) 79-12-0, ide and small carp, worm, 13m, peg 17; Steve Rimmer (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 58-5-0; John Carroll (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 53-3-0; Jim Corkish (St. Helens) 47-5-0.

Fish‘O’Mania XX, Arena Pool, Cudmore Fishery, Staffs. Sat, 16. Jamie Hughes (Wirral) 68 Kg 470 gr, barbel, peg 7, £30,000; Lee Barrett (Wakefield) 38.100; Andy Leathers (Browning Hotrods) 36.430. Biggest fish, £1000. Andy Power (Somerset) 6.400 carp. Fish‘O’Mania XX Ladies. Sat, 6. Emma Pickering (Doncaster) 9.375;

Fish ‘O’Mania International Pairs, Cudmore Fishery, Staffs. Sun, 16. Drennan England (Alan Scotthorne and Will Raison) 67 Kg 630 gr, £10,000; Daiwa Scotland (Jamie Masson/Davie Corcoran) 56.070; Tri-Cast Weston Wales 54.040; Holland 47.350; Ireland 38.200; Hungary 37.350; Germany 26.740; France 18.980. Individual: Will Raison (England) 49.940, inc. event’s biggest fish of 5.500. Fish‘O’Mania XX Juniors, Sun. 6. Daniel Blackwell (High Wycombe) 20.080.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs. Wed, 11, Veterans, Model Canal. Vinnie Smith (Highfield Angling Supplies) 76-15-0, carp and silvers, poled worm and caster, peg 28; D. Pemberton (Stoke) 32-1-0; Mark Taylor (Trentside Angling Centre) 31-13-0.

High Heyes Farm. Lake Three. Lancashire. Sat, 20. Mark Element (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 49-0-0, ide, worm, 11m pole, peg 17; Les Del Pinto (Complete Fisherman) 43-4-0; Colin Cliffe (Ted Carter’s Preston) 40-4-0; Gareth Talbot (Coppull Anglers) 38-8-0.

Lingmere. Match Lake. Cheshire. Wed, 19, OAPs. Peter Delmaine (Birkenhead) 64-10-0, carp to 6 lb, caster shallow, 11m pole, peg 26; Dave Randles (Moreton) 60-0-0; George Edwards (Lobol AC) 51-12-0. Sat, 16. Mark Greasley (Connahs Quay) 58-12-0, carp and skimmers, caster and worm, 13m pole, peg 17; Steve Balson (Moreton) 55-13-0; Dave Randles (Moreton) 55-10-0.

Liverpool DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Maghull, Merseyside. Sun, 18. Mike Dixon (Mersey Dockers) 6-12-0, bream eels, worm, 8m, pegged at Scout Hut; Jeff Stirrat (Liverpool AS) 6-6-0; Ken Power (Tri-Cast Highfield) 3-8-0.


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Meadow View. Cheshire. Tues, 18, OAPs. Lark Pool. Joe McNab (Gosjak) 32-0-0, carp to 6 lb, corn and pellet, 12m, peg 38; Bill Fairclough (Widnes & District) 30-2-0; Sean Appleby (Manchester) 30-0-0; Paul Ledgerton (Widnes) 27-0-0. Thurs, 16, Linnet. Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 24-8-0, carp to 5 lb, pellet and corn, groundbait feeder, peg 18; Paul Hill (Gilder’s Tackle) 24-0-0; Ray Hignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 21-8-0; Ken Jefferies (Edgley Sports) 18-0-0. Sat, 20, Lark. Barry Davies (Deeside Tackle) 99-2-0, carp to 8 lb, shallow soft pellet, 11m pole, peg 22; Phil Chung (Matrix) 71-0-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 41-10-0; Conrad Taylor (Gilder’s Tackle) 39-14-0. Sun, 20. David Howard (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 89-8-0, carp to 5 lb, method feeder, corn and banded pellet, peg 7; Keith Padmore (Ted Carter’s Preston) 36-12-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 35-12-0; Liam Wainwright (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 33-0-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Wed, 17. Peter Walsh (Anfield) 43-2-0, carp to 7 lb, pellet, 7m, peg 9; Peter Gradwell (Liverpool AS) 37-8-0; Gareth Charnock (Mersey Dockers) 32-4-0; Jim Faulkner (Old Swan) 29-8-0. Sat, 20. Ken Dooley (Liverpool AS) 58-10-0, carp to 6 lb, bomb and banded pellet, peg 54; Steve Boyd (Saints) 56-0-0; Peter Walsh (Anfield) 46-2-0; Dave Cheetham (Ted Carter’s Preston) 41-8-0. Sun, 22, Mistral Lake. Ian Cowey (Kirkby) 63-4-0, carp to 4 lb, banded pellet, cage feeder, peg 48; Andy Wilson (Mersey Dockers) 62-4-0; Mick Woolvine (Ted Carter Southport) 59-8-0; Paul Farquhar (Ray’s Tackle) 59-4-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Sankey Canal Upper Pound, Merseyside. Thurs, 24, over-60s. Ray Shorrocks (Farnworth) 9-8-0, bream and ide, red maggot, 11m, peg 56; Eddie McLorie (Newton) 8-3-0; Barry Holbrook (Warrington) 4-5-0. Sun, 48, Cory Environmental Annual Challenge Trophy (Juniors, Ladies & Seniors). Lyme & Wood Pools. Ladies: Dawn Hilton, 1-14-0, small roach and crucians, peg 9 Wood.  Juniors:  Josh Hughes, 3-6-0, crucians and roach, pellet, 7m, peg 6 Wood. Seniors: Harry Newton (Warrington) 12-8-8, chub, roach and crucians, poled maggot, peg 13.

Old Hough, Warmingham, Middlewich, Cheshire. Tues, 11, Goose Pool. Rick Seaton (Old Hough) 25-8-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet and maggot; Bob Meggs (Northwich AA) 24-9-0; Luke Flemming (Old Hough Fishery) 22-3-0. Thurs, 9, Prospect and Lucky Dip Pools. Paul Davies (Old Hough) 34-5-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Rick Seaton (Old Hough) 27-11-0; Phil Cliffe snr (Old Hough Fishery) 25-14-0. Sat, 25, Upper and Lower Benbo. Alex Hulme (Bay Malton) 52-0-0, carp, poled pellet; Mike Briggs (Old Hough) 35-0-0; James Cantello (Old Hough) 33-13-0; Simon Holmes (Old Hough) 33-5-0; Martin Harrop (Old Hough) 31-15-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 38, OAPs, Spey, Ribbon & Marsh lakes. Eddie Battersby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 75-2-0, F1s and mirror carp, pellet paste, 5m, peg 10 Ribbon; Derek Bibby (Warrington) 71-14-0; Vinnie Smith (Bolton) 67-3-0; Baz Little (Leigh) 49-5-0. Tues, 22, Covey Canal. 22. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru) 141-12-0, mirror carp 6 lb and F1s, pellet, top kit and 12m, peg 2; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 120-3-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 84-13-0; Lee Redmond (Partridge) 78-12-0. Wed, 56, OAPs. Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 111-2-0, F1s to 1 lb, pellet shallow with slop, 6m, peg 10; Gordon Pemberton (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 78-7-0; Graham Broughton (Bait-Tech) 49-12-0; Alan Talbot (Wigan) 49-1-0. Thurs, 30. Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 136-0-0, F1s to 1 lb, pellet shallow with slop, 6m, peg 93; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru) 106-8-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 97-8-0; Sam Brooks (Warrington) 82-3-0.

Rudyard Lake, Leek, Staffordshire. Sat, 12. Dave Williams (Atomic Baits) 28-14-0, bream and skimmers, tip fished worm; Tim Moores (Sensas North West) 15-12-0; Tony Horton (Ted Carter Preston ) 14-6-0; Roy Woodvine (Crewe Carp and Match) 13-1-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Sat, 16. Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 20-3-0, six bream plus skimmers, red maggot, crumb feeder at 30m, peg 102; Jeff Holland (St. Helens) 20-0-0; Phil Holland (St. Helens) 18-7-0; Alan Falzon (Wigan) 13-12-0.

Stoke City DAS, Shropshire Union Canal, Gnosall, Stafford. Sat, 21. Martin Owen (Browning Lifestyle Van den Eynde) 4-15-2, roach and perch, poled caster and pinkie, near old rail bridge; Nigel Clayton (Wolverhampton Van den Eynde) 4-12-14; Paul Turner (Wolverhampton Van den Eynde) 4-8-9; Derek Jackson (Dams and Lock) 4-0-0; Dennis Kneller (Angler’s Peg) 3-13-8.



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