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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers


* Blundell’s, Cheshire. Sat, 37. Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 152-4-0, mirror and common carp to 7 lb, pellet, 14m, peg 73 Pine; Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru) 92-15-0; Sam Sharrock (Wayne’s Tackle) 91-13-0; Dave Swain (Garbolino) 89-5-0.

* Hall Lane Fishery, Parbold, Lancashire. Sun, 46, Beth’s Lake. Bob Watson (Ted Carter Preston) 81-2-0, carp to 2 lb 8 oz plus silvers, poled pellet and worm, peg 23; Graham Dawes (Ted Carter Preston) 70-6-0; Dennis Brierley (Tri-Cast Highfield) 70-4-0; Dominic Hunt (Padiham Angling Centre) 68-12-0; Frank Yardley (Ted Carter Preston) 67-10-0.

* Heronbrook Fishery, Slindon, Staffordshire. Sun, 35, Bridge and Canal Pools, Gerry Lees (Gilders Tackle) 147-10-0, F1s to 2 lb, poled caster shallow, Bridge Pool 1; Nick Barlow (Manchester) 142-6-0; John Chapman (Ted Carter Southport) 132-2-0; Dave Breakwell (Stoke-on-Trent) 127-14-0; Darren Heath (Stoke-on-Trent) 117-0-0; Ade Shepherd (Stoke-on-Trent) 102-8-0.

* Lauren Pilkington-Smith Memorial. Bridgewater Canal, Leigh, Lancs. Sun, 70. Dave Holland (Tri-Cast Highfield) 7-7-0, two bream, a tench and small roach, worm and caster, 8 and 12m, peg D17; Danny Martin (Gidlow Angling) 7-3-0; Darren Taylor (Saints) 6-10-0; Steve Wilson (Ted Carter’s Preston) 6-4-0; Alan Crook (Maver NW) 6-2-0; Tony Marsh (Leigh & DAA) 5-4-0. Raised £400 for Leigh Ospreys Junior AC.

* Maver Match This Qualifier, Heronbrook Fishery, Slindon, Staffs. Sat, 106. John Brogden (Ted Carter Southport) 130-6-0, carp to 4 lb, F1s to 2 lb, peg 11 Canal Pool; D. Emlyn (Oakengates) 128-14-0; M. Elliot (Matrix Trentmen) 123-12-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere Fisheries) 118-8-0; Grant Albutt (Garbolino) 103-3-0; Simon Skelton (Middy) 98-11-0; Chris Gorrall (Ted Carter, Southport) 96-10-0; Lee Thornton (Bag’em) 92-0-0.

* Partridge Lakes, Cheshire. Sat, 48. Andy Middleton (Gratton AC) 119-5-0, 200 small carp and F1s, pellet, 12m, peg 130; Lee Harrison (Maver/Ultimate Barnsley) 92-1-0; Simon Beswick (North West Worms) 80-0-0; Paul Meadows (Cast NW) 78-4-0. Sun, 74. John Leeds (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 108-15-0, F1s to 3lb, soft pellet, 7m along near bank, peg 8; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 103-6-0; Alix Feeney (Wayne’s Tackle) 76-14-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 76-9-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 73-14-0; Anthony Jones (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 72-14-0.

* Stapeley Crewe Summer League, Shropshire Union Canal, Wardle, Nantwich, Cheshire. Sun, 90. Charlie Moran (Drennan) 18-12-0, skimmers, roach, perch and gudgeon, poled pinkie, caster and maggot, Stoke Manor; C. Robinson (Ted Carter Southport) 16-2-12; Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 11-4-10; Gary Lunt (Browning Lifestyle Green) 9-11-0; Alan Culley (Cheshire MG) 9-6-4; Mark Hardman (Saints) 8-1-0.


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Smaller matches and midweekers

Bannister House.  Match Canal. Merseyside. Sun, 27. Martin Bullock (Ted Carter’s Preston) 124-8-0, carp to 7 lb and silver fish, banded pellet shallow, 10m, peg 24; Graham Carter (Ted Carter’s Preston) 99-0-0; Alan Kirby (Ted Carter’s Preston) 69-12-0; Martin Kay (Elton Tackle) and Sean Goulding (Mosella NW) 68-4-0.

Blundell’s, Cheshire. Wed, 26. Mitch Rollinson (Fishing Republic) 211-0-0, F1s, mirror and common carp to 3 lb, meat shallow, 5m, peg 31 Trio; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 133-13-0; Mike Billingham (Hazelgrove Angling Centre) 118-0-0; Keith Leatherbarrow (Pilkington’s AA) 114-10-0. Thurs pm, 16. Andy Musgrove (Edgley Sports) 138-7-0, mirror and common carp to 13 lb, worm, 11m in margin, peg 47 Ash; Chris Weeder Jnr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 135-8-0; Gary Whalley (Bait Tech) 133-2-0; Lee Bennett (Trafford Angling) 115-5-0. Sun, 27. Ian Ridgeway (Rochdale Angling) 134-2-0, mirror carp to 3lb and F1s, pellet paste, 3m pole, peg 27 Trio; Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 119-13-0; Geoff Scott (Rochdale Angling Centre) 101-6-0; Danny Maguire (Mosella) 95-2-0.

Brookside. Snake Pit. Cheshire. Tues, 16. Dean Edwards (Fisherman’s Way) 121-2-0, carp to 2lb and silver fish, maggot and pellet 12m pole, peg 53; Ray Thompson (Vale Royal Angling) 63-6-0; Derek Bibby (Warrington AA) 60-6-0; Rod Whiteman (Warrington) 56-12-0, Thurs, 17. John Shallom (Stalybridge) 137-0-0, small carp and F1s, soft pellet and caster, 11m, peg 20; Dean Edwards (Fisherman’s Way) 130-10-0; Chris Ruscoe (Rod n’ Reel) 113-10-0; Dave Williams (Garbolino Elton) 110-12-0. Sat. John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 120-12-0, carp to 5 lb, floating bread, 13m, peg 5; Jim Wilson (JW Pole Repairs) 103-8-0; Stuart Birchall (Cheshire Angling) 91-12-0. Sun, 25. John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 112-4-0, carp to 4 lb, floating bread, 12m, peg 17; Stuart Conroy (Drennan NW) 95-2-0; Chris Ruscoe (Rod n’ Reel) and Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 65-14-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Newcastle-Under-Lyme , Staffordshire. Sat, 22, Suez Canal. Alex Hulme (Bay Malton AC) 95-4-0, carp to 5 lb plus a few ide, poled pelet, peg 18; Andy Rogers (Cudmore Fisheries Gold) 85-5-0; Carl Lane (Prescott Angling Supplies) 72-2-0; Colin England (British Army) 69-9-0; Mark Kearns (Maver Gold/Bagem Baits) 62-15-0.

Firswood, Lancashire. Tues, 16. Steve Openshaw (Lingmere Fishery) 87-11-0, F1s and small carp, soft pellet, 13m, peg 17; Andy Bridge (JR Angling) 76-1-0; Bill Smith (Bannister House) 60-1-0; Darren Tierney (Tackle Tart) 58-9-0. Wed, 20. Mike Pollard (JR Angling) 68-3-0, carp to 3 lb, pellet, 13m, peg 12; Dennis Peterson (Ted Carter’s Southport) 57-14-0; Paul Mossman (Ted Carter’s Preston) 54-4-0; Barry Bush (Lingmere Tackle) 51-8-0.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Hanchurch, Staffs. Wed, 11, Veterans, Model Canal. P. Hancock (Stoke-on-Trent) 53-7-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 10; Mike Bennett (Hanchurch) 51-14-0; R. Lancaster (Stoke-on-Trent) 43-9-0. Sun, 18, Northwood Garden Centre Aggregate. Vinnie Smith (Highfield AS) 144-8-0, carp to 6 lb, poled worm and caster, peg 10; Gary Jones (Hanchurch Fishery) 108-0-0; Danny Lowndes (Hanchurch Silver) 84-12-0.

High Heyes Farm. Lake Three. Lancashire. Sat, 20. Paul Banks (Tri-Cast Highfield) 94-0-0, carp to 12 lb and barbel, sweetcorn, 13m, peg 40; Ken Rutlidge (St Anthony’s) 66-12-0; John Leeds (Tri Cast Rochdale) 63-10-0; Les Del Pinto (Complete Fisherman) 49-0-0.

Lingmere. Match Lake, Cheshire. Wed, 16, OAPs. Mark Greasley (Connahs Quay) 74-2-0, carp, skimmers and tench, worm and caster, 6 and 13m, peg 29; Ian Hughes (Drennan NW) 73-0-0; Dave Randles (Moreton) 62-12-0; George Edwards (Lobol AC) 53-7-0. Sat, 19. Dave Woodworth (Lingmere Fishery) 94-14-0, F1s and barbel, double red maggot in margins, top kit, peg 26; Colin Doran (Widnes AC) 88-4-0; Tony Moran (Vine Baits) 71-2-0; Gary Fairhead (Tackle Box) 67-12-0.


Meadow View. Cheshire. Tue OAPs. Lark Pool. 17. George Wilson (Penketh Old Hall) 72-0-0, carp to 9 lb, pellet and corn, 12m, peg 27; Richard Rawsthorne (Ashton Angling Supplies) 28-8-0; Paul Ledgerton (Widnes) 26-12-0; Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 26-8-0. Thurs, 19, OAPs. Thrush Pool. Bob Lane (Dunham Massey) 33-4-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet and corn, 4m, peg 25; Ken Jefferies (Edgley Sports) 28-4-0; George Osborne (Penketh) 21-8-0; Paul Hill (Gilder’s Tackle) 13-14-0. Sat. 19, Lark Pool. David Howard (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 66-8-0, carp to 5 lb, feeder with pellet and corn, peg 29; Andy Halliwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 37-4-0; Dave Stokes (Lymm) 29-8-0; Barry Davies (Deeside Tackle) 21-0-0. Sun, 18. Paul Ledgerton (Widnes) 32-0-0, carp to 5 lb, soft pellet, groundbait feeder, peg 38; Paul Jackson (Edgley Sports) 26-10-0; Vic Trees (Ted Carter’s Preston) 23-8-0.

Mill House.  Mescar Lake. Merseyside. Wed. 17. John Easton (Liverpool AS) 73-0-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet paste over hemp, 11m, peg 9; Frank Holding (Ted Carter’s Southport) 49-12-0; Dave Phillips (Ted Carter’s Preston) 48-4-0; Toby Gill (Scarisbrick) 46-10-0. Sat, 17. Matt Higgins (Maghull) 72-4-0, carp to 10 lb, pellet shallow, 14m, peg 64; Eddie Gildea (Jacobs AC) 51-8-0; Dave Phillips (Ted Carter’s Preston) 47-8-0; Peter Gradwell (Liverpool AS) 40-2-0. Sun, 19. Ritchie Wilson (Ray’s Tackle) 60-14-0, carp to 3lb, soft pellet, 16m pole, peg 12; Ken Dooley (Liverpool AS) 54-10-0; Ray Pagan (Mersey Dockers) 50-8-0; Andy Wilson (Mersey Dockers) 43-8-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Sankey Canal Upper Pound, Merseyside. Thurs, 25, OAPs. Ray Shorrocks (Farnworth) 9-0-0, skimmer bream, perch and small carp, red maggot, 13m, peg 40; Geoff Clare (Warrington) 7-9-0; Ivor Brown (Newton) 6-12-0. Sat, 28, Vulcan Reservoir, Ladies St Helen’s Tackle & Bait Trophy. Amy Marcroft, (Newton) 5-5-0, skimmers and roach, maggot, 9m, peg 10; Laura Hill (Newton) 3-7-0; Dawn Hilton (Leigh) 1-0-0. Sun, 28, Vulcan Reservoir, Shawton Engineering Junior Trophy. Bobby Williams (Warrington) 4-3-8, skimmers and roach, pellet, 11m, peg 11. Sun,  30, Canal upper pound, Dennis Butcher Trophy. Ray Shorrocks (Farnworth) 14-14-0, carp and perch, worm, 8 and 13m, peg 76; Eddie McLorie (Newton)  3-15-8; Ian Alexander (Newton) 3-6-0; Mick Rogers (Haydock) 3-3-8.

Partridge Lakes, Cheshire. Mon, 35, OAPs, Ribbon, Spey & Marsh lakes. John Sharp (Runcorn) 57-2-0, F1s, common and mirror carp, soft pellet, 4m, peg 17; Alan Talbot (Wigan) 49-8-0; Roy Powell (Farnworth Angling) 44-0-0; Dave Pimming (Gilder’s Tackle) 43-0-0. Tues, 21, Covey Canal. Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 93-4-0, F1s to 3 lb, soft pellet shallow, 12m, peg 3; Barry Bush (Lingmere Tackle) 79-6-0; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 77-6-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru) 69-4-0. Wed, 71, OAPs. Paul Keenan (SOB) 93-2-0, mirror and common carp to 5 lb, pellet, 6m, peg 17; Des Greenough (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 75-8-0; Gordon Pemberton (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 68-6-0; Dave Williams (Fisherman’s Way) 60-14-0. Thurs, 33. Paul Selvidge (Ted Carter’s Preston) 121-9-0, mirror carp to 4 lb and F1s, soft pellet, 3m, peg 10; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru) 119-3-0; John Turner (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 98-5-0; Ian Burley (NW Baits) 93-9-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Sat, 16. Ged Rigby (St. Helens) 9-4-0, two bream plus skimmers, red maggot, groundbait feeder, peg 7; Alan Marsden (St. Helens) 7-15-0; Shaun Fletcher (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 5-13-0; Phil Holland (St. Helens) 5-3-0.

Stoke City DAS, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Junction, Stafford. Sat, 14, Second Aqueduc. Mel Wood (Team GB Four Ashes) 15-5-2, six chub, perch and skimmers, poled worm and caster, peg 141; Barry Jones (Team GB Four Ashes) 7-8-4; Steve Cope (Team GB Four Ashes) 6-14-8; Eric Gardner (Team Eclipse) 6-7-0; Paul Dyer (Brownhills) 5-0-0; Dave Richards (Team GB Four Ashes AC) 3-11-0.

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