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Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun. 20. Keith Wilson (Elton Tackle) 43-4-0, carp to 4 lb plus silver fish, double red maggot, 6m pole peg 64; Martin Kaye (Elton Tackle) 38-0-0; Martin Bullcock (Ted Carter Preston) 35-4-0; Alan Menzies (Elton Tackle) 34-4-0; Lee Murphy (Ted Carter Preston) 23-2-0; Paul Hart (Preston) 20-0-0.Blundell’s, Roving match, Cheshire. Wed, 19. Mitch Rawlinson (Fishing Republic) 129.00, F1 and mirror carp to 4 lb, ide to 2 lb, maggot shallow, 6m, peg 47 Trio; Jimmy Rodgers (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 102-14; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 102-10; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 95-10-0. Sat, 35, Rover, Ash, Pine and Trio. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 160-3-0, 70 lb of ide plus 90 lb of mirror and F1 carp to 3 lb, maggot, 4m, peg 59; Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 101-1-0; John Kerwin (Fisherman’s Way Bury) 99-9-0; Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 88-6-0. Sun, Rover, 39. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 102-15-0, mirror and F1 carp plus ide to 1 lb, maggot, 9m, peg 43 Trio; Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 68-8-0; Mark Hassell (Stalybridge Angling) 68-1-0; Danny Maguire (Mosella) 63-1-0; Paul Cox (March Stream) 61-5-0; Geoff Scott (Rochdale Angling Centre) 61-3-0 .Bradshaw Hall, Bolton. Wed, 48, Lakes 8 & 9. Dave Brierley (Fisherman’s Way) 131-8-0, carp and silver fish, maggot, pole 9m; Jon Jowett (Maver NW) 118-4-0; Stuart Cockney (London) 73-5-0; Lee Addy (Bait-Tech/ Drennan) 68-5-0. Sun, 50, Lake 8 & 9. Geoff Terry (Fisherman’s Way) 84-9-5, carp, pellet, 3m; Dave Jowett (Fisherman’s Way) 78-11-0; Dave Williams (Fisherman’s Way) 74-15-0; Jon Jowett (Maver NW) 69-10-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Thurs, 17. Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 122-0-0, carp to 3 lb, corn and pellet, pole 13m, peg 15; Chris Ruscoe (Rod n Reel) 102-4-0; Ray Thompson (Vale Royal Angling) 62-4-0; David Whitehouse (Manchester) 55-2-0; John Shellam (Stalybridge) 52-4-0; Mike Corbett (Stalybridge) 47-0-0. Sat, 31. Mark Plevin (Deggy’s) 88-8-0, carp 3 lb, maggot, 6m, peg 2; John Nugent (Ashton Angling) 72-6-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 67-10-0; Wayne Kearney (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 51-10-0; Nick Battersby (Cheshire Angling) 50-8-0; Ste Carrier (Widnes AC) 43-14-0. Sun, 39, Snake and Willow. James Howarth (Maver Midlands) 73-4-0, F1 carp, pellet, 15m pole, peg 21 Snake; Tommy Pennington (Tri-Cast Highfield) 72-0-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 70-4-0; John Shellam (Stalybridge) 61-2-0; Trevor Dewhurst (Premier Driveways) 61-0-0; Mike Smith (Matrix) 61-0-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffs., Wed. Arena Pool, 10. Paul Williamson (Cudmore Gold) 57-10-0, mainly barbel to 2 lb and a few carp, pole and waggler, pellet and corn, peg 30; Shaun Hill (Maver Gold / Bag’em Baits) 21-0-0; Ant Furnival (Ted Carter Southport) 17-12-0; John Glover Snr. (Cudmore Gold) 17-8-0. Sat. Suez & Panama Canals, 26. Carl Lane (Prescot Angling) 71-6-0, mainly carp to 4 lb, some ide and skimmers, poled pellet and corn at 13 metres, Suez peg 26; Gary Kirby (Cudmore Gold) 70-10-0; Ian Cotton (Cudmore Gold) 67-14-0; Carl Day (Matrix) 64-6-0 Bill Gilchrist (Cudmore Gold) 61-14-0; Simon Jones (Trentham Lakes) 59-6-0. Sun, Panama Canal, 20. Dave Breakwell (Team Cudmore) 41-4-0, mainly carp to 2 lb plus ide and chub, poled pellet and maggot at 14 metres, peg 11; Chris Jones (Crew Match Centre) 36-4-0; John Glover Jnr. (Team Cudmore) 34-8-0; Ian Cotton (Team Cudmore) 28-4-0; Pete Holmes (Pickerings) 25-6-0.

Firswood Road, Latham, Lancs. Wed, 20. Malcolm Dixon (St. Helens) 31-12-0, F1 and common carp, maggot, 12m, peg 12; Ben Richardson (Ray’s Tackle) 30-15-0; Keith Owen (Ray’s Tackle) 29-5-0; Colin Taylor (Mersey Dockers) 29-4-0.

Full coverage of the match scene, plus amazing end of season catches are in this week's Angler's Mail magazine - in shops from Tuesday, March 18.

Full coverage of the match scene, plus amazing end of season catches are in this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine – in shops from Tuesday, March 18.

Hampton Springs, Malpas, Cheshire. Wed, 31, Long Island, Rock and Meadow. Martin Churchill (Maver/ Scone Zone Floats) 56-8-0, 40 lb carp to 10 lb and 16 lb of stockies, pellet shallow, 8m, peg 13 Meadow; Paul Johnson (Cheshire) 54-8-0; Peter Price (Saints) 51-0-0; Simon Loyley (Chester Tackle Locker) 40-4-0.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. Sun, 20, Model Canal. Kevin Roden (Trentside Angling) 53-8-0, barbel, poled maggot, peg 1; John Fellows (Hanchurch Fisheries) 48-9-0; Dennis Robinson (Hanchurch Fisheries) 47-3-0.

Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Nr. Eccleshall, Staffs  Sat. Canal, Bridge, Meadow & Match Pools, 54. Tony Shelley (North Staffs Kinky Crew) 153-13-0, a 4 lb carp and F1s to 2 lb 8 oz, poled corn, Match peg 34; Antony King (Ted Carter Southport) 148-9-0; M. Halliwell (Ray’s Tackle) 122-8-0; Clive Wynn (Wrexham) 116-0-0; Kevin Dennis (Ultimate Pellet) 103-10-0; Paul Williamson (Congleton) 102-8-0. Sun. Teams of Four Spring League, Round 5, All Pools, 80. Tony Shelley (North Staffs Kinky Crew) 125-3-0, 1 4 lb carp and 200+ small F1’s, poled pellet and corn at 6 metres, Match peg 1; Wayne Rooke (Dave’s of Middlewich) 122-11-0; Rob Pelling (Connect Tackle) 113-15-0; J. Jones (Maver Gold / Bag’em Yew) 97-0-0; Dean Lockett (Trentham Lakes) 95-6-0; Wayne Bailey (Maver Gold / Bag’em Oak) 93-6-0. Teams: Daves of Middlewich 12; Smith’s Bait & Tackle Black 12; Matrix Dynamite Stapeley 13; Ted Carter Southport Green 15; Maver Pickerings 15; Trentham Lakes 15. League: Dave’s of Middlewich 71; Matrix Dynamite Stapeley 74; Ted Carter Southport Green 85; Maver Pickerings 88; North Staffs Kinky Crew 98; Ted Carter Southport Red 100.

Hodnet AC, Shropshire Union Canal, Cheswardine, Salop. Sun. 25. Les Osweleski (Team Les ‘O’) 14-2-12, skimmers, roach and hybrids, poled caster and maggot, peg 73 in the Wood; Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 8-7-4; Mark Roberson (Browning West Midlands) 6-6-6; Dean Williams (Team Eclipse) 6-0-4; Bob Campbell (Warrington) 5-12-6; Ray Edge (Hodnet AC) 5-4-0.

Lingmere, Match Lakes, Cheshire. Wed, OAPs, 26. Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 57-6-0, F1 carp and ide, caster shallow, 8m, peg 4; Winston Duckers (Chester Telecom) 55-5-0; George Edwards (Lobol) 53-2-0; Paul Davis (Jacob’s) 50-14-0. Sat, 16. Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 111-12-0, mirror and F1 carp, pellet, 16m, peg 20; Jimmy Dewhurst (Birkenhead) 80-8-0; James Howson (Maver) 74-7-0; Tony Moran (Vine Baits) 70-13-0.

Liverpool DAA Top Teams, Leeds Liverpool Canal. Maghull, Merseyside. Sun, 48. Dave Moorcroft (LAS Blue) 8-7-8, skimmer bream and roach, punch bread, 11m, pegged at Hall Lane bridge; Colin Cliff (Ted Carter Preston) 7-7-0; Stan Phillips (LAS Red) 6-8-6; Carl Robinson (Ted Carter Preston) 5-13-0; Paul Porter (LAS Blue) 5-6-0; Rich Yates (Ted Carter Preston) 5-1-0. Teams.:Ted Carter Preston 15; LAS Red 18; LAS Blue 27. League: Ted Carter Preston 131; LAS Blue 136; Wigan MG Blue 143; LAS Red 147.

Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Tues, 23, OAPs, Lark Pool. Eddie Cook (Meadow View) 31-12-0, carp to 6 lb, corn and pellet, feeder, peg 4; Jeff Spencer (Altrincham AC) 31-0-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 28-4-0; Roy Woodwark (Adam’s) 27-8-0. Thurs, 14, Linnet. Dave White (Tackle Saver) 45-12-0, carp to 3 lb, pellet and corn, 12m, peg 5; Steve Dench (Meadow View) 45-0-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 36-0-0. Sun, 22, Lark. Phil Chung (Liverpool) 50-14-0, carp to 6 lb, corn and pellet, 14m, peg 39; Daren Catterall (Meadow View) 29-8-0; Anthony Sparrow (Meadow View) 27-8-0; Mike Thompson (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 25-0-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, White Door Dam, Lancs. Thurs, 20. Alan Tweedle (Widnes) 14-7-0, carp, chub and silver fish, caster, 11m,  peg 11 oak pool; Eddie Cook (Warrington) 9-9-0; Jimmy Byrne (Warrington) 7-12-0. Sun, 30, Sankey Canal Upper Pound. Ray Sharrocks (Farnworth) 2-15-0, perch and ide, worm, 6m, peg 19; Eddie McLorie (Newton-le-Willows) 2-13-8; Ian Wilson (Newton-le-Willows) 2-8-8; Tim Griffiths (Ashton) 2-4-0.
Old Hough Fishery,
Warmingham, Cheshire. Tues, Prospect & Lucky Dip Pools, 13. Ben Clarke (Old Hough) 39-8-0, carp, poled pellet; Ray Rigby (Old Hough) 32-14-0; John Cheetham (Old Hough) 26-14-0; Barry Holmes (Old Hough) 25-0-0; Colin Baguley (Old Hough) 21-11-0. Thurs. Boulders Pool, 12. Mal Dawes (Old Hough) 34-7-0, carp, poled pellet; Dougie McCormack (Old Hough) 23-10-0; Ben Clarke (Old Hough) 22-14-0; Paul Reynolds (Old Hough) 19-9-0. Sat. Upper Benbo Pool, 17. Ken Power (Tri-Cast Highfield) 40-13-0, carp, poled pellet; Dave Holland (Tri-Cast Highfield) 38-9-0; James Cantello (Tri-Cast Highfield) 34-3-0; Peter Mulheir (Old Hough) 26-12-0; Darren Mulheir ( 25-6-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, OAP, 26, Spey, Marsh and Ribbon lakes. Keith Blakeley (Partridge Lakes) 64-2-0, carp to 5 lb, paste, 6m, peg 14 Spey; Dave Blears (Widnes AC) 45-7-0; Carl Woodley (Oldham Owls) 40-6-0; Ian Bentham (Coppull Angling) 38-3-0. Tues, Covey, 35. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 95-10-0, F1 carp, pellet, 11m, peg 15; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 66-0-0; Ian Ridgeway (Rochdale Angling Centre) 65-7-0; Mike Gabbita (Pilkington’s) 64-6-0. Wed, 61, Covey. Ian Bentham (Coppull Angling) 70-11-0, F1 carp, pellet, 11m and to next platform, peg 56; Steve Kelly (Ray’s Tackle) 57-13-0; Ken Wright (Partridge Lakes) 51-1-0; Andy Suthers (Oldham Owls) 49-7-0; Des Greenhough (Partridge Lakes) 48-7-0; Ron Smith (Bolton AC) 44-5-0. Thurs, Covey, 36. Ricky Salmon (Burt Bait) carp to 8 lb, pellet and corn, 11m pole and near edge, peg 10; Danny Sixsmith (Pole Repairs) 93-0-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 81-11-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 63-13-0. Sat, Covey, 56. Danny Sixsmith (Pole Repairs) 114-9-0, F1 carp, pellet and maggot, 10m, peg 74; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 99-5-0; Matthew Dawes (Matrix Tameside) 86-5-0; Peter Humphreys (Rochdale Angling) 82-15-0; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 68-12-0; Andy Middleton (Partridge Lakes) 64-7-0. Sun, Covey, 62. Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 59-7-0, F1 carp, maggot, 10m, peg 49; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 56-6-0; Craig Herring (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 50-13-0; Andy Greaves (Garbolino Elton) 50-8-0; Rob Pennington (St. Helens) 48-6-0; Jake Brown (Wigan Angling Centre) 48-1-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 16. Bill Thelwell (St. Helens) 12-10-0, bream and skimmers, red maggot, crumb feeder, peg 85; Mick Birkhill (St. Helens) 12-0-0; Denis Knight (Wigan) 11-11-0. Sun, 28. Paul Swift (Leigh Tackle & Bait/ Bolton) 28-3-0, bream and skimmers, red maggot, pellet feeder, peg 84; Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 20-9-0; Rob Pennington (Garswood Hall) 19-15-0; Alan Falzon (Garswood Hall) 17-9-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Addlington, Lancs. Wed, 32. Carl Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 4-8-12, roach to 12 oz, bread, 6 and 12m; Shaun Birchall (Wigan MG) 4-7-0; Dave Wells (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 3-10-0; Lawrence Clayton (Hindley) 3-7-12. Sat, 31, Navigation. Chris Birchall (Wigan MG) 10-10-14, bream, bread, 11m, peg below lock; Steve Doolan (Ted Carter Preston) 7-1-4; John Walker (Bolton) 6-10-8; Shaun Birchall (Wigan MG) 6-9-12. Sun, Sensas NW Teams of 4, Chorley. 60. Sean Wharton (Hindley) 5-11-0, bream and skimmers, bread punch, 10m, peg at Skew bridge; Liam Killinger (Sensas NW Green) 5-1-0; Kevin North (Gidlow Angling) 3-7-7; Dave Walker (Bolton) 3-6-14; Denis Wells (Tri-Cast Rochdale Black) 3-4-4. Teams: Sensas NW Green 21; Sensas NW Wasps 21; Hindley 24; Mosella NW 27. League: Sensas NW Wasps 39; Maver NW Red 40; Sensas NW Black 52; Sensas NW Green 53.



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