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Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 19. Mark Halliwell (Bag’em) 57-4-0, carp, pellet, 17 and 19m, peg 21; Martin Kaye (Elton Tackle) 30-10-0; Peter Richmond (Ted Carter’s Preston) 30-0-0; Keith Wilson (Elton Tackle) 21-12-0; Keith Jones (Elton Tackle) 20-8-0.

Blundell’s, nr Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 23, rover. Mitch Rawlinson (Fishing Republic) 141-8-0, F1s and carp to 2 lb plus ide, maggot, 9m, peg 43 Trio; Ricky Salmon (Burt Baits) 105-11-0; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 89-5-0; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 80-13-0. Sat, 26, rover, all lakes. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 93-13-0, ide and F1s to 3 lb, maggot, 9m and down edge, peg 41 Trio; Alan Sharman (Garbolino Elton) 85-3-0; Kerry Kirkwood (Black Swan) 76-13-0; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 73-5-0. Sun, 35, rover. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 81-8-0, mirrors, F1s, ide and skimmers, maggot, 7m, peg 59 Trio; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 63-10-0; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 62-5-0; Kurt Clements (Manchester) 58-1-0; Frank Szakaley (Maver NW) 58-0-0; Stuart Carroll (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 53-15-0 .

Bradshaw Hall, Bolton, Lancs. Wed, 48, Lake 8. Jon Jowett (Maver NW) 126-0-5, carp, pellet, 6m, peg 18; Ben Butterworth (Burnley) 102-0-5; Geoff Terry (Fisherman’s Way) 91-10-0; Bruce Clark (Tonge Moor) 86-7-0. Sun, 50, Lake 8. Dean Edwards (Fisherman’s Way) 67-1-0, F1s and silvers, pellet, 11m, peg 12; Stuart Rogers (Manchester) 54-13-0; Steve Leach (Bradshaw Gold) 40-13-5; Seth Gent (Fisherman’s Way) 39-8-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Tues, 18. John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 86-6-0, F1s and silvers, pellet, 11m and margins, peg 2; Mitch Rawlingson (Fishing Republic) 67-4-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 65-4-0; Dave Allman (Olly Motors) 58-4-0. Thurs, 17. Peter Duffy (Tri-Cast Calder) 81-6-0, F1s, worm and caster, 5m, peg 43; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 70-0-0; David Williams (Garbolino Elton) 64-12-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 63-0-0; Howard Kelly (Bait-Tech) 59-2-0; Andy Hartley (Widnes AC) 56-2-0. Sat, 34. Mark Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 85-4-0, F1s, maggot, 8m, peg 36; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 61-0-0; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 59-0-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 52-4-0; Trever Dewhurst (Premier Driveways) 51-4-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 48-2-0. Sun, 38, Snake and Willow. Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 51-2-0, F1s to 2 lb, pellet, 13m, peg 17 Snake; Carl Lane (Prescott AC) 43-4-0; Ste Carrier (Widnes AC) 41-6-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 37-12-0; Mark Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 32-0-0; Chris Shaw (Ted Carter Southport) 31-0-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Staffs. Wed, 10, Panama Canal. John Glover Jnr. (Team Cudmore) 70-12-0, carp to 6 lb, ide and chub, poled pellet and corn at 14 metres, peg 18; Ant Furnival (Ted Carter Southport/Bag’em/Cast) 66-14-0; Bill Gilchrist (Team Cudmore) 62-8-0. Sat, 32, Spring Pairs. Shaun Hill (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 97-8-0, mainly carp to 6 lb and a few ide, poled pellet at 14 metres, Suez peg 28; John Brogden (Ted Carter Southport) 94-12-0; Dave McManus (Ted Carter Southport) 78-2-0; Frank Cooke (MAP/Drennan NW) 68-10-0; Neil Machin (Garbolino/Bag’em) 59-0-0; Craig Whittaker (Mac Lade) 54-10-0. Pairs: Ted Carter Southport 3; MAP / Drennan NW 5; Trentham Lakes 5; Matrix Dynamite Stapeley 7. League: Ted Carter Southport 18; Matrix Dynamite Stapeley 25; Maver Gold / Bag’em Baits 27; Cudmore Blue 32; Heronbrook Blue 32.

Firswood Road, Latham, Lancs. Wed, 20. Colin Taylor (Mersey Dockers) 51-3-0, carp, pellet, 4m, peg 16; Mick Pollard (Southport) 40-2-0; Steve Boyd (Saints) 39-8-0.


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Hampton Springs, Malpas, Cheshire. Tues, 20, over-50s, Long Island and Meadow lakes. Ian Hughes (Egremont Ferry) 63-6-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet, 12m, peg 3 Meadow; Les Picken (Hollywell Anglers) 45-10-0; Len Hewitt (Cheshire) 45-3-0; Dave Furlong (Cheshire) 44-12-0.

Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sat, 54, Bridge, Meadow and Canal. Mark Halliwell (Tackle Tarts) 76-0-0, F1s, poled pellet, Canal peg 9; Clive Wynn (Wrexham) 59-8-0; Mick Potter (St. Helens) 53-8-0; D. Childs (Rugeley) 50-4-0; A. McClements (Heronbrook) 48-12-0; Pete Tickle (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 47-8-0. Sun, 80, Spring League. Alex Hulme (Matrix Dynamite Stapeley) 124-11-0, 69 F1s and six carp, maggot at 13m, Meadow peg 10; Ian Morrison (Ted Carter Southport Green) 106-11-0; Chris Gorrell (Ted Carter Southport Green) 103-3-0; Andy Everill (Stokies) 90-7-0; Tony Weightman (Ted Carter Southport Red) 89-8-0; D. Newell (Mr. Brown’s Boys) 84-4-0. Teams: Matrix Dynamite Stapeley 13; Maver Pickerings 14; Ted Carter Southport Green 14; Maver Gold Bag’em Yew 15; Ted Carter Southport Red 16; Trentham Lakes 17. Final League: Matrix Dynamite Stapeley 87; Dave’s of Middlewich 98; Ted Carter Southport Green 99; Maver Pickerings 102.

Lingmere, Match Lakes, Cheshire. Wed, 21, OAPs. Kenny Pickup (Egrement Ferry) 69-12-0, F1s and skimmers, pellet, 4m, peg 44; Ian Hughes (Egrement Ferry) 61-2-0; Winston Duckers (Connahs Quay) 58-8-0; Mark Greasley (Chester Telecom) 56-0-0. Sat, 17. Jay Cloney (Vine Baits) 65-13-0, F1s, caster shallow, 6m, peg 29; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 59-8-0; Joe Oulton (Birkenhead) 44-14-0; Tony Moran (Vine Baits) 44-12-0.

Liverpool DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Lydiate Drum Works. Sun, 28. Stan Phillips (LAS) 12-0-0, skimmers to 2 lb, bread punch, 11m, peg 331; Frank Holding (Ted Carter Southport) 7-4-0; Alan Morris (Wigan MG) 6-12-0; John Easton (LAS) 6-9-0; Rob Porter (LAS) 6-3-0; Dave Moorcroft (LAS) 4-13-0.

Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Tues, 22, Lark, OAPs. Dave Hancock (Meadow View) 26-7-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet and corn, 8m, peg 20; Eddie Cooke (Newton-le-Willows) 24-2-0; Jimmy Colecliffe (Oldham Owls) 28-8-0; Anthony Honey (Meadow View) 17-0-0. Thurs, 19, Thrush. Jim Holmes (Danny’s Tackle) 41-0-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet and maggot, 4m pole, peg 18; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 34-8-0; Peter Owen (Sale Excel) 32-0-0; Steve Leaf (Sale Excel) 29-10-0. Sun, 20, Lark. Graham Stokes (Tri-Cast Highfield) 105-8-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet, Method feeder, peg 17; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 48-0-0; Phil Chung (Meadow View) 44-0-0; Gordon Perry (Meadow View) 38-4-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Wed, 17. Dave Phillips (Ted Carter Southport) 53-0-0, carp to 5 lb plus skimmers, pellet, 6m, peg 43; Stan Phillips (LAS) 41-6-0; Bobby Reynolds (Liverpool Dockers) 35-0-0; Andy Wilson (Maghull) 26-0-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Cow Hay Dam, Lancs. Thurs, 20. Harry Newton (Warrington) 8-14-0, skimmers and roach, caster, 10m, peg 10; Dougie Thom (Liverpool) 8-8-0; Steve Rimmer (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 8-1-0. Sun, 20, St. Helens Canal upper pound. 20. Ray Sharrocks (Farnworth) 14-6-0, bream, carp and roach, worm, 10m, peg 54; Eddie McLorie (Newton-le-Willows) 6-0-0; Ian Wilson (Newton-le-Willows) 2-6-0.
Old Hough,
Warmingham, Cheshire. Tues, 11, Boulders Pool. John Pearson (Gilder’s Tackle) 27-2-0, carp, poled pellet; Ian Mason (Gilder’s Tackle) 20-8-0; Dale Richardson (Old Hough) 15-5-0; Colin Baguley (Old Hough) 15-1-0. Thurs, 4, Upper Benbo. Dale Richardson (Old Hough) 24-15-0, carp, poled pellet. Sat, 7, Prospect and Lucky Dip. Peter Mulheir (Old Hough) 29-0-0, carp, poled pellet; Dale Richardson (Old Hough Fishery) 24-5-0; Kevin Brooks (Ted Carter Southport) 24-1-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 26, OAPs, Spey, Marsh and Ribbon. Keith Wilson (Ray’s Tackle) 61-10-0, F1s, pellet, 11m, peg 105; Steve Kelly (Ray’s Tackle) 54-4-0; John Ormisher (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 54-2-0; Les Steel (Partridge Lakes) 39-3-0. Tues, 27, Covey. Ian Burley (North West Baits) 77-8-0, F1 carp, maggot, 6 and 11m pole, peg 8; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 75-13-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 68-5-0; Danny Sixsmith (Pole Repairs) 67-8-0. Wed, 50, Covey. Phil Oaks (Garswood Hall) 90-15-0, F1s, maggot, 3 and 10m, peg 7; Des Greenhough (Partridge Lakes) 81-8-0; Brian Higgins (Swan Inn) 73-7-0; Ron Smith (Bolton AC) 68-14-0; Stuart Brian (Partridge Lakes) 61-10-0; Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 61-10-0. Thurs, Covey. 25. Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 93-7-0, F1s and carp, pellet, top 2 plus 2, peg 62; Mark Lucas  (Mosella) 87-6-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 87-2-0; Adam Richards (Browning) 71-8-0. Sat, 41, Covey. Mark Lucas (Mosella) 62-2-0, F1s and carp, pellet, 6m down edge, peg 100; Connor Barlow (Drennan) 59-3-0; Danny Sixsmith (Pole Repairs) 51-5-0; Steve Burgess (Garbolino Elton) 45-11-0; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 41-11-0; Craig Herring (Rochdale Angling Centre) 41-4-0. Sun, 71, Covey. Ian Blakeley (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 81-6-0, F1s, pellet, top 2, peg 61; Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 79-11-0; Shaun Cook (Garbolino Elton) 74-11-0; Steve Kelly (Ray’s Tackle) 54-14-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 54-9-0; John Unsworth (Partridge Lakes) 52-4-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 20. Martin Ormrod (Bolton) 24-7-0, ten bream and three skimmers, red maggot, pellet feeder, peg 160; Paul Swift (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 16-2-0; Graham Marr (St. Helens) 16-1-0; Dennis Knight (Wigan) 14-6-0. Sun, 29. Richard Pennington (Garswood Hall) 18-10-0, bream and skimmers, pellet and maggot, Method feeder, peg 87; Ged Rigby (St. Helens) 15-8-0; Paul Swift (Bolton) 14-11-0; John Fletcher (Bolton) 12-3-0; Steve Ward (St. Helens) 11-12-0; Mark Tallon (Farworth Tackle and Bait) 9-9-0.

Stapeley Crewe WL, Shropshire Union Canal, Nantwich, Cheshire. Sun, 36. Ray Edge (Hodnet MG) 11-6-0, skimmers to 1 lb, poled pinkie and maggot, peg 3 on the belt; Terry Blyde (Eclipse Blue) 5-0-0; George Cooke (Team Les ‘O’) 4-14-0; Steve Haywood (Cheshire MG) 4-9-9; Les Osweleski (Team Les’O’) 4-8-0; Lewis Kenyon (Betley’s Monsters) 4-3-12. Teams: Eclipse Blue 23; Browning Lifestyle 23; Team Guinness 23; Team Les ‘O’ 23; Eclipse Green 21; Hodnet MG 21. Final League: Eclipse Green 154; Team Guinness 144; Team Les ‘O’ 142; Browning Lifestyle 127; Wyche Anglers 122; Betley’s Monsters 122.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Lancs. Wed, 28, Crook. Mick Hargreaves (Bolton) 5-6-8, roach and skimmers, punch and caster, 11m, peg 142; Shaun Birchall (Wigan MG) 4-14-0; Carl Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 4-1-8; Alan Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 3-14-8. Sat, 28, Leyland Mill Lane. 28. Carl Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 6-10-0, skimmers, hybrids and roach, punch and squatt, 9 and 14m, peg 8; John Leeds (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 4-2-0; John Walker (Bolton) 3-10-8; John Edwards (Bolton) 3-6-12; Ken Sharples (Hindley MG) 3-5-0; Mick Hargeaves (Bolton) 3-4-12. Sun, 60, Sensas NW Wigan Teams, Burscough.  Colin Savage (Breadheads) 7-5-15, skimmers and roach, punch, 6m, pegped at drum factory, won £200; Dave Bradley (Maver Black) 7-3-7; Lawrence Clayton (Hindley MG) 6-15-15; Dave McGuinn (Rochdale Red) 6-1-12; Carl Whalley (Sensas Wasps) 5-15-4; Kevin North (Gidlow Angling) 5-13-8. Team: Sensas Wasps 20; Maver Red 22; Highfield 23; Hindley 24. League: Sensas Wasps 59; Maver Red 62; Tri-Cast Rochdale Black 82; Tri-Cast Rochdale Red 92.



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