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Preston Innovations-Angler’s Mail Matchman of the Year qualifiers – for full coverage on this competition see Angler’s Mail magazine every week! 


* Blundell’s, Nr. Warrington, Cheshire. Sat, 45, rover. Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 116-3-0, carp to 5 lb, bread, 14m, peg 65 Pine Pool; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 85-10-0; Dean Edwards (Fisherman’s Way) 78-0-0; Mark Hassell (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 63-10-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 62-5-0; Kerry Kirkwood (Black Swan) 61-3-0.

* Brookside, Betley, Cheshire. Sat, 42. John Nugent (Ashton Angling) 92-2-0, carp and silvers, pellet, 13m, Snake peg 11; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 57-6-0; Neil Rogerson (Cheshire Angling) 55-0-0; Steve Knowles (Ted Carter Southport) 47-6-0. Sun, 38, Snake and Willow. Stuart Conroy (Kamasan) 78-0-0, F1s, maggot, 13 and 8m, peg 51 Snake; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 57-2-0; Frank Yardley (Ted Carter Preston) 48-2-0; Neil Rogerson (Cheshire AC) 35-2-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 35-0-0; Dave Williams (Fisherman’s Way) 33-2-0.

See cover star Steve Collett, our online match blogger, in action at a famous midlands venue, in this week's Angler's Mail - in shops from March 4.

Find out how the North West is in charge in our Preston Innovations-sponsored Matchman of the Year race. And see cover star Steve Collett, our online match blogger, in action in this week’s Angler’s Mail – in shops from March 4.

* Cudmore Spring Pairs, Whitmore, Staffs. Sat, 32, Suez and Panama canals. Graham Bowers (Heronbrook Blue) 108-14-0, carp to 6 lb and a few ide, bread and corn at 13m, peg 23; Mark Kearns (Maver Gold/Bag’em Baits) 62-0-0; Alex Langton (Matrix/Stapeley/Dynamite) 59-8-0; Mel Kearns (Cudmore Gold) 59-8-0; Jez Goldthorpe (Matrix/Stapeley/Dynamite) 58-6-0; Paul Williamson (Cudmore Blue) 57-14-0. Pairs: Cudmore Gold 2; Matrix/Stapeley/Dynamite 4; Tree Fellas and Ted Carter Southport both 5. League: Ted Carter Southport 10; Heronbrook Blue 11; Matrix/Stapeley/Dynamite 13; Cudmore Gold 14.

* Hampton Springs, Malpas. Cheshire. Sun, 33, silvers, Alice Springs, Poplars and Long Island lakes. Steve Boyd (Saints) 31-10-0, skimmers, pellet, 13m, peg 13 Alice; Russ Tart (Chester Tackle Locker) 20-15-0; Martin Wedley (Lionel’s Tackle) 17-2-0.

* Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs., Sat, 51, Meadow, Canal and Bridge pools. Rob Randall (Rugeley) 89-5-0, carp to 8 lb, poled bread punch, Meadow peg 35; Mick Potter (St. Helens) 88-10-0; Darren Heath (Maver Pickerings) 83-7-0; Graham Massey (Congleton) 73-9-0; James Decluet (Ray’s Tackle) 71-14-0; Ian Sinker (Heronbrook) 58-7-0. Sun, 80, Spring League, all pools, 80. Wayne Rooke (Dave’s of Middlewich) 91-12-0, F1s, poled maggot down edge, Meadow 22; Darren Heath (Maver Pickerings) 85-9-0; Ian Morrison (Ted Carter Southport Green) 85-8-0; John Brogden (Ted Carter Southport Green) 82-12-0; Alex Hulme (Matrix/ Stapeley/Dynamite) 80-14-0; Chris Gorrell (Ted Carter Southport Green) 78-9-0. Teams: Ted Carter Southport Green 6; Dave’s of Middlewich 8; Maver Pickerings 13; Smith’s Bait & Tackle Black 15; Mrs Brown’s Boys 16; Matrix/Stapeley/Dynamite 17. League: Matrix/Stapeley/Dynamite, Dave’s of Middlewich and Ted Carter Southport Green all 45; Maver Pickerings 51; Ultimate Pellet 58.

* Liverpool DAA Teams,  Leeds Liverpool Canal, Lydiate, Merseyside. Sun, 48.  John Atherton (Wigan Blue) 9-9-0, roach and skimmers, bread and caster, 11m, pegged at Jackson’s Bridge; Gareth Charnock (LAS Blue) 9-4-0; Stan Phillips (LAS Red) 9-3-0; Barry Thomas (Rejects) 8-4-2; Andrew Molyneux (LAS Red) 8-0-0; Paul Robinson (Wigan Green) 7-14-0. Teams: LAS Blue 19; Wigan Green 24; Wigan Blue 26; Ted Carter Preston 26. League: LAS Blue 88; Wigan Blue 90; Ted Carter Preston 93.

* Northwich Mini League, River Weaver, Cheshire. Sat, 39. John Warburton (Bob’s Lot) 6-10-0, bream and roach, red maggot, bread feeder, pegged at willow beds; Bob Meggs (Bob’s Lot) 5-10-0; Rod Frazer (Ballyforce) 5-4-0; Alex Clegg (Vale Royal Juniors) 3-13-0. Teams: Bob’s Lot 15-15-0; Ballyforce 10-9-0; Atomic Baits 7-7-0; Gloworms 7-7-0. League: Ballyforce 29; Atomic Bait 38; Ted Carter Southport 46; Bream Team 54.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 53, Covey Lakes. Colin Scott (Garbolino Elton) 72-0-0, F1s, pellet, 11m, peg 102; Graham Ramsdale (Warrington Tackle & Guns) 66-0-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 65-14-0; Steve Burgess (Garbolino Elton) 55-12-0; Chris Weeder jnr (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 49-13-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 48-15-0. Sun, 56, Covey. Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 70-0-0, F1s and common carp to 6 lb, corn and pellet, 6m pole in 6ft of water, peg 75; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 55-9-0; Brian Conroy (Warrington Tackle & Guns) 52-7-0; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 50-0-0; Ron Smith (Bolton Angling Centre) 48-13-0; Steve Dunn (Cheadle AC) 44-7-0.

* Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Appley Bridge, Lancs. Sun, 30. Mick Hargreaves (Bolton) 8-5-4, bream and roach, bread and caster, 6 and 12m, pegged on bridge hole; Alan Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 7-6-8; Dave Trafford (Ted Carter Preston) 7-3-8; Rob Porter (Gidlow Angling) 6-10-0.




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Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 15. Martin Kaye (Elton Tackle) 43-0-0, silvers plus bonus carp to 6 lb, pellet, 8m and 3m, peg 16; Barry Helliwell (Macey’s) 26-2-0; Paul Bottomley (Coppull Angling Centre) 23-2-0; Dave Morgan (Elton Tackle) 19-0-0.

Blundell’s, Nr. Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 21, rover. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 67-0-0, F1s and mirror carp to 3 lb, maggot, 6m, peg 51; Dave Simpson (Home Guard AC) 58-5-0; Danny Royds (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 51-9-0; Jim Rodgers (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 43-10-0. Sun, 25, rover. Bob Brander (Warrington) 64-7-0, mirrors and F1s to 3 lb, 4mm pellet, 4m, peg 37 Trio; Mick Rudd (Rochdale Angling Centre) 64-3-0; Kevin Marler (Tight Lines Shaw) 62-9-0; Geoff Scott (Rochdale Angling Centre) 57-5-0.

Bradshaw Hall, Bolton, Lancs. Sun, 16, Silver Fish Final, Lake 4. Lee Addy (Drennan Bait-Tech) 27-10-0, roach and skimmers, pinkies, 8m, peg 6; Mark Addy (Drennan Bait-Tech) 23-3-0; Matt Foster (Sensas) 18-8-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit, Betley, Cheshire. Thurs, 16. Steve Carrier (Widnes AC) 130-12-0, carp to 3 lb and silvers, pellet, 11m, peg 3 Snake; John Shellam (Stalybridge) 80-2-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 57-6-0; Mike Corbette (Stalybridge) 50-10-0.

Firswood Road, Latham, Lancs. Wed, 21. Paul Mossman (Tri-Cast Highfield) 44-2-0, F1s, 4mm pellet, 10m, peg 17; Ben Richardson (Ray’s Tackle) 31-0-0; Cliff Fitzpatrick (Firswood) 23-2-0; Roy Tickle (Firswood) 18-14-0.

Lingmere, Wirral, Cheshire. Wed, 24, OAPs. Mark Greasley (Wirral) 42-0-0, carp, roach  and ide, caster shallow, 8m, peg 46; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 35-2-0; Dave Randles (Wirral) 33-10-0; Lenny Bolton (Wirral) 31-5-0. Sat.16. Dave Woodworth (Wirral) 67-10-0, F1s and common carp, pellet, 10m, peg 20; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere)  55-10-0; Alan Dewhurst (Ted Carters) 54-14-0; Carl Fletcher (Lydiate) 44-9-0.

Meadow View, Lymm, Cheshire. Tues, 23, Lark Pool. Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 47-4-0, carp to 6 lb, roach and ide, pellet and corn, 14.5m, peg 38; Joe McNabb (Meadow View) 25-8-0; Jim Colecliffe (Meadow View) 20-8-0; George Osborne (Shaw’s Tackle) 15-12-0. Thurs, 18, Thrush Pool. Chris Bowdon (Edgeley Sport) 22-6-0, carp to 4 lb, corn and pellet, 14m, peg 21; Ray Ignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 21-8-0; Roger Peet (Oldham Owl’s) 13-0-0; Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 16-0-0. Sun, 21, Lark. Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 33-4-0, carp to 8 lb, corn and pellet, 16m, peg 42; Simon Honey (Meadow View) 32-4-0; Paul Hindley (Meadow View) 16-8-0; Dave Hancock (Meadow View) 13-8-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Lyme and Wood Pools, Lancs. Thurs, 20. Dave Williams (Warrington) 9-11-0, small carp and silver fish, pellet, 10m, peg 4; Steve Rimmer (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 8-9-0; Phil Barton (Hatdock) 3-10-0. Sun, 20. Cowhay Dam, Lancs. Graham Sixsmith (St. Helens) 14-2-0, roach and skimmers, pinkie, 10m, peg 1; Harry Newton (Warrington) 8-12-0; Ian Alexander (Newton-le-Willows) 8-2-0; Steve Slone (Astley/Leigh) 7-1-0.

Old Hough, Warmingham, Chesshire. Sat, 19, Upper Benbo. Steve Butler (Ted Carter Southport) 46-6-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 1; Adam Jones (Old Hough) 32-0-0; James Cantello (Tri-Cast Highfield) 31-8-0; Phil Cliffe Snr. (Old Hough) 30-12-0; Dave Holland (Tri-Cast Highfield) 26-14-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 21, OAPs, Spey, Marsh and Ribbon lakes. Barry Whittle (Dave’s Wigan) 47-13-0, F1s and common carp to 6 lb, pellet, 10m, peg 2 Spey; Ron Kinsella (Widnes AC) 45-11-0; Alan Talbot (Dave’s Wigan) 44-2-0; Graham Dawber (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 37-14-0. Tues, 27, Covey. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 82-6-0, F1s, white maggot, 6m, peg 20; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 75-13-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 62-1-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 61-5-0. Wed, 58, Covey. Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 52-13-0,  80 F1s, pellet, top 3 pole, peg 103; Martin Kershaw (Dave’s Wigan) 46-12-0; Steve Kelly (Ray’s Tackle) 39-4-0; Tommy Aspinall (Atherton Angling) 35-3-0; Gordon Pemberton (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 33-5-0; Ken Wright (Partridge) 31-14-0. Thurs, 33, Covey. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 97-10-0, F1s and mirror carp, maggot and pellet, 6m and margins, peg 15; Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 96-8-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 83-8-0; Nathan Lumb (Highfield) 79-5-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 24. Paul Swift (Bolton) 15-10-0, skimmers, maggot and pellet feeder, peg 61; Dave Allsop (St. Helens) 14-8-0; Kevin Hall (Newton-le-Willows) 9-15-0; Paul Platt (St. Helens) 9-10-0. Sun, 23. Derek Bennett (Preston Innovations) 19-12-0, bream and skimmers, red maggot, bread feeder, peg 88; Steve Halliwell (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 14-13-0; Shaun Flecture (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 14-13-0; Joe Farrell (LAS) 14-6-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Pool Stock, Lancs. Wed, 30. Paul Robbins (Wigan MG) 10-13-4, roach and bream, caster, 10m and 14m, pegged at Invest Centre; Jan Verbruggen (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 8-14-8; Carl Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 8-8-0; John Walker (Bolton) 8-2-0.



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