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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers


* Bannister House,  Match Canal. Merseyside. Sun, 41. Phil Alton (Ted Carter Southport) 66-0-0, silver fish and carp to 2 lb, red maggot and groundbait in margin, 13m, peg 37; Martin Kaye (Elton Tackle) 65-12-0; Peter Richmond (Ted Carter Preston) 65-4-0; Phil Wilson (Blackpool & Layton) 63-10-0.

* Blundell’s, Cheshire. Sat, 40. Ian Ridgeway (Rochdale Angling) 151-10-0, carp to 3 lb, pellet paste along near bank, 3m, peg 47 Trio; Lee Thornton (Bag’em) 143-13-0; Mitch Rollinson (Fishing Republic) 142-9-0; Mike Hall (Rod n’ Reel) 136-7-0. Sun, 31. Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 118-8-0, F1s and carp to 2 lb, soft pellet, 14m, peg 31 Trio; Pete Roys (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 108-3-0; Mark Hassell (Stalybridge) 92-7-0; Geoff Scott (Rochdale) 91-9-0.

* C & C Motor Vehicle Repairs, Hanchurch Fisheries, Staffs. Sat, 31, Model Canal. A. Perrins (Hanchurch Fisheries) 81-6-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 58; Gary Skerritt (Maver/Pickering’s) 68-8-0; F. Fonad (Hanchurch Fisheries) 59-9-0; Steve Michaels (Tri-Cast) 54-11-0; Charlie Hibbs (Izaak Walton Leigh) 52-15-0; D. Oakley (Hanchurch Fisheries) 50-5-0.

* Gilders Tackle Championships, Heronbrook Fishery, Slindon, Eccleshall, Staffordshire. Sun, 177, all pools. Craig Ebbrell (Gilders Tackle) 118-14-0, 50 F1s and a dozen carp; poled pellet shallow for the F1s, poled corn or meat for the carp; Andy Lees (Gilders Tackle) 114-0-0; Tony Coleman (Gilders Tackle) 105-4-0; Steve Norris (Gilders Tackle) 102-12-0; Alan Wadsworth (Gilders Tackle) 96-14-0.

* Hall Lane Fishery, Parbold, Lancs. Sun (Jun.16), 45, Bess’s Lake. Frank Yardley (Ted Carter Preston) 74-12-0; Ian Penman (Gidlow Angling) 54-6-0; Darren Tierney (Matrix) 47-2-0; Bob Watson (Ted Carter Preston) 44-12-0. Sun (Jun.23), 38, Bess’s Lake. Mark Howarth (Wigan Angling) 39-12-0; Damian Brierley (Tri-Cast Highfield) 39-4-0; Bob Watson (Ted Carter Preston) 38-6-0. Sun (Jun.30), Merlin’s Lake, 36. Adrian Goulding (Ted Carter Preston) 40-4-0, carp to 4 lb, tench and silvers, poled maggot, peg 19; Richard Yates (Ted Carter Preston) 38-0-0; Ian Waddington (Ted Carter Preston) 37-4-0; Mark Halliwell (Ted Carter Southport ) 33-14-0; Mark Howarth (Wigan Angling) 32-0-0.

* Partridge Lakes,  Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat. 57. Craig Ebbrell (Maver Midlands) 78-3-0, F1s, common and mirror carp to 8 lb, soft pellet shallow and tight to reeds, 11m, peg 74, £130 pools; Barry Bush (Lingmere Tackle) 60-14-0; Colin Scott (Garbolino Elton) 47-6-0; Paul Selvidge (Ted Carter’s Preston) 47-5-0; Steve Gallagher (Ted Carter’s Southport) 42-0-0; Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 41-15-0. Sun, 59. Andy Middleton (Gratton AC) 88-0-0, large carp and F1s, soft pellet close to far mud bank, 11m, peg 6, £135 pools; Lee Thornton (Bag’em) 72-2-0; Lee Harrison (Maver Barnsley Blacks) 72-0-0; Barry Bush (Lingmere Tackle) 68-6-0; Paul Keeley (Bait Tech) 67-13-0; Kevin Crowshaw (Elton Tackle) 66-0-0


Smaller matches and midweekers

Blundell’s, Cheshire. Wed, 31, rover. Mitch Rollinson (Fishing Republic) 141-11-0, small mirror carp and F1s to 3 lb, pellet shallow, 6m pole, peg 25 Trio; Alan Dewhurst (Fisherman’s Tackle) 133-5-0; Jack Howarth (Mosella) 113-12-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 95-5-0. Thurs, 16. Chris Weeder Jnr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 155-7-0, F1s and mirror carp to 3 lb, pellet shallow, 4m, peg 35 Trio; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 147-7-0; David Howard (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 115-0-5; Derek Bibby (Warrington AA) 74-8-0.

Brookside. Snake Pit. Cheshire. Thurs, 21. Dean Edwards (Fisherman’s Way) 114-4-0, F1s and silver fish, soft pellet, 12m pole, peg 33; Mark Plevin (Deggies Tackle) 104-0-0; Ian Ridgeway (Rochdale Angling) 89-2-0; Chris Ruscoe (Rod n Reel) 82-2-0. Sat, 23. Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 89-12-0, carp to 2 lb, soft pellet, 8 and 11m, peg 5; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 75-0-0; Stuart Conroy (Drennan NW) 65-8-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 65-2-0. Sun, 26. Stuie Conroy (Drennan NW) 94-6-0, 40 lb of silver fish and rest carp 2 lb, soft pellet, 4 and 11m pole, peg 43; Mark Plevin (Deggies Tackle) 91-4-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 90-0-0; Chris Ruscoe (Rod n Reel) 80-2-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Staffs. Sat. 24, Suez Canal. Dan Darlington (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 98-8-0, carp to 4 lb plus a few ide, poled sweetcorn, peg 2; Shaun Hill (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 44-2-0; Gary Kirby (Cudmore Fisheries Gold) 43-0-0; Kevin Dennis (Ultimate Pellet) 41-4-0; Alex Hulme (Bay Malton AC) 34-4-0.

Firswood, Lancashire. Tues, 16.  Mark Halliwell (Ted Carter’s Preston) 70-13-0, carp to 3lb, pellet, 13m pole, peg 3; Barry Bush (Lingmere Tackle) 68-10-0; Frank Cooke (Ray’s Tackle) 63-5-0; Ben Newbury (Daiwa Wigan) 61-0-0. Wed, 19. Steve Parry (Ted Carter Southport) 88-3-0, small carp, soft pellet, 13m pole, peg 23; Jeff Holland (St. Helens) 67-2-0; Steve Smith (Firswood) 56-11-0; Dennis Peterson (Ted Carter Southport) 51-3-0.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Stoke, Staffs. Wed, 9, Model Canal , Veterans, 8. M. Rhodes (Hanchurch Fisheries) 72-13-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 58; Bert Bunker (Riverbanks) 57-4-0.

High Heyes Farm. Lancashire. Sat, 27, Lake Three. Dave Wells (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 43-0-0, barbel and carp to 6 lb, worm, 14m, peg 35; Dave Bolton (Coppull Anglers) 39-12-0; Damo Brierley (Tri-Cast Highfield) 37-12-0; Dave Clough (High Heyes) 36-4-0.

Lingmere. Match Lake. Cheshire. Wed, 18, OAPs. Peter Cooper (Birkenhead) 65-10-0, F1s and skimmers, soft pellet in margins, 6m pole, peg 29; Dave Randles (Moreton) 42-10-0; Terry Noland 37-4-0; Ian Hughes (Drennan NW) 35-8-0. Sat, 10. Jamie Hughes (Maver) 113-0-0, carp to 4 lb and F1s, pellet paste, 6 and 8m, peg 11; Alan Dewhurst (Fisherman’s Tackle) 88-6-0; Dave Woodworth (Lingmere Fishery) 82-6-0; Jay Cloney (Liverpool) 75-0-0.

Liverpool DAA.  Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Scarisbrick Arms. Merseyside. Sun, 28. Dave Edgerley (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 14-0-0, skimmers, eels and perch, worm, bread and caster, 6 to 12m, peg 10; Danny Martin (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 8-9-0; Rob Porter (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 7-2-0; Carl Blurton (Maver NW) 5-11-0.

Meadow View. Cheshire. Tues OAPs. Lark Pool. 17. Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 70-10-0, carp to 6 lb, corn and meat, method feeder, peg 2; Paul Finlay (Northwich) 35-4-0; Roy Davies (Danny’s Tackle) 34-6-0; George Wilson (Lymm) 26-0-0. Thurs OAPs. Thrush Pool. 16. Roy Davies (Danny’s Tackle) 54-4-0, carp to 5 lb, corn and soft pellet, 10m pole, peg 11; Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 52-0-0; Dave Bruce (Manchester) 28-0-0; Roger Peet (Oldham Owls) 27-0-0. Sat, 18, Lark Pool.. David Howard (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 99-8-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet and corn, 16m pole, peg 39; Dave Hancox (Cheshire Angling) 46-12-0; Barry Davies (Deeside Tackle) 38-0-0; Sean  Woodward (St Helens) 32-0-0. Sun, 20. Julie Stokes (Lymm) 69-8-0, carp to 5 lb, legered pellet and corn, feeder, peg 39; Ricky Salmon (Meadow View) 51-0-0; Phil Chung (Matrix) 38-8-0; Mike Thompson (Trafford Angling) 34-8-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Wed, 22. Colin Craven (Bob’s Tackle) 61-0-0, carp to 10 lb, banded soft pellet over hemp, 10m, peg 43; Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle) 45-8-0; Matt Higgins (Maghull) 39-4-0; Frank Holding (Ted Carter’s Southport) 38-2-0. Sat, 17. Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle) 57-4-0, common and mirror carp to 5 lb, banded pellet, shallow, 14m pole, peg 22; Dave Phillips (Ted Carter Preston) 56-12-0; Colin Craven (Bob’s Tackle) 48-6-0; Paul Farquhar (Ray’s Tackle) 47-0-0. Sun, 20, Mistral Lake. Ian Kelly (Kirkby) 64-0-0, carp to 4 lb, worm, cage feeder, peg 51; Alan Miller (Neptune Angling) 48-0-0; Colin Cliffe (Ted Carter’s Preston) 43-6-0; Ken Dooley (Liverpool AS) and Andy Wilson (Mersey Dockers) both 42-12-0.

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Newton-le-Willows AA Over 60s, Sankey Canal, Merseyside. Thurs. 25. Eddie McLorie (Newton) 9-12-0, bream and tench, red maggot, 8 and 12m, peg 2; Raymond Shorrocks (Farnworth) 7-10-0; Brian Wrench (Farnworth) 6-9-0. Sun, 25. Terry Speakman (Newton) 9-2-0, ide and bream, caster, 11m; Dave Jennings (Douglas Isle of Man) 6-9-0; Eddie Cook (Newton) 6-2-0; Paul Isherwood (Newton) 4-6-0.

Old Hough Fishery, Warmingham, Cheshire. Tues. 18, Prospect and Lucky Dip Pools. Ken Potts (Old Hough Fishery) 42-9-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Ian Cox (Gilders Tackle) 28-9-0; John Pearson (Gilders Tackle) 28-9-0; Keith Knight (Old Hough) 27-8-0; Bob Meggs snr (Northwich AA) 27-1-0; Dale Richardson (Old Hough) 25-14-0. Thurs, 13, Boulders pool. Dave Booth (Congleton AS) 39-12-0, carp and silver fish, poled pellet; Ken Potts (Old Hough) 31-10-0; Frank Bradley (Old Hough) 28-3-0; Eric Moore (Old Hough) 25-9-0. Sat, 16, Upper Benbo Pool. Jason Whitfield (Crewe Match Angling) 54-7-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Sion Holmes (Old Hough) 52-13-0; Ken Potts (Old Hough) 43-0-0; Craig Mather (Old Hough) 24-11-0; Paul Lowe (Old Hough) 22-10-0.

Partridge Lakes,  Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 32, OAPs. Spey, Ribbon & Marsh. 32. Vinnie Smith (Tri-Cast Highfield) 45-14-0, F1s, ide and skimmer bream, worm, 12m, peg 17 Marsh; Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 42-0-0; Eddie Battersby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 41-12-0; Baz Little (Leigh) 36-14-0. Tues, 21. Chris Weeder Snr (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 122-9-0, mirror carp to 8 lb and F1s, pellet shallow, 6m, peg 62; Simon Beswick (North West Worms) 98-1-0; Sam Brookes (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 70-6-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 66-15-0. Wed, 67, OAPs. Gordon Pemberton (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 72-4-0, F1s and ide to 3 lb, worm, 4m, peg 58; Eddie Battersby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 71-8-0; Alan Provost (Trafford Angling) 62-3-0; Bob Slater (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 54-15-0. Thurs, 33. Andy Halliwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 103-3-0, carp and F1s, maggot and caster, 8m pole, peg 53; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru) 97-12-0, Keith Leatherbarrow (Pilkington’s AA) 92-4-0; Lee Thornton (Bag’em)  86-10-0.

Ray’s Rip Off, Shropshire Union Canal, Goldstone, Shropshire. Sun, 16. Eric Gardner (Team Eclipse) 7-11-0, roach and skimmers, poled bread, squatt and pinkie, peg 88; Les Osweleski (Late Comers) 6-5-0; Roy Cooper (Hodnet) 5-2-8; Ken Jarvis (Kingfisher AC) 5-1-14.

Rudyard Lake, Leek, Staffordshire, Sat, 15. Tony Horton (Ted Carter Preston) 24-10-0, skimmers, tip fished maggot, peg 110; Andy Baker (Tongmoor Angling) 18-3-0; Darren Blaydon (Simpson’s Tackle) 18-2-0; Matt Forster (Sensas NW) 13-10-0.

Stoke City DAS, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Junction, Stafford. Sat, 24. Paul Hughes (Saints) 5-6-5, one chub and small fish, poled worm and squatt, peg 97 near first aqueduct; Mel Wood (Team GB Four Ashes) 4-14-0; Eric Gardner (Team Eclipse) 4-8-4; Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 4-1-6; Tony Keeling (Angler’s Mail/Team Eclipse) 3-7-0; Digger Conway (Armitage) 3-6-0.

St. Helens AA. Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Sat. 18. Alan Marsden (St. Helens) 10-12-0, skimmer bream, red maggot, groundbait feeder, peg 42; Shaun Fletcher (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 9-12-0; Kieron Marsden (St Helens) 6-15-0; Dave Rigby (St. Helens) 6-2-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Lancashire. Wed, 22, Adlington. Sean Birchall (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 7-3-8, bream to 3 lb and skimmers, punch, 13m, pegged on marina; Alan Cooke (Maver NW) 4-7-4; Brian Mercer (Chorley) 4-7-0; Vin Walsh (Hindley MG) 3-2-0. Sat, 23, New Springs. Tony Prescot (Coppul Anglers) 17-13-0, bream to 3 lb, caster, 13m, peg 2; Alan Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 13-10-12; Jim Hunt (Pemberton) 10-3-8; Steve Mayoh (Hindley MG) 4-13-8. Sun, 28, Burscough. John Walker (Bolton) 15-14-0, bream to 2 lb, caster, 10m, peg 658; Mick Hargreaves (Bolton) 15-2-0; Sean Wharton (Sam’s Tackle & Bait)  10-4-0.


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