Preston MOTY

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, Warrington, Cheshire. Sat, 30, rover. Adrian Berry (Izaak Walton) 84-10-0, carp to 5 lb, pellet, 14m, peg 49 Ash; Dave Simpson (Home Guard AC) 82-10-0; Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 67-9-0; Mike Williams (Ryder Brow) 64-15-0. Sun, 37, rover. Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 118-9-0, carp to 2 lb carp plus ide, maggot, 6m, peg 47 Trio; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 104-15-0; John Kerwin (Fisherman’s Way Bury) 85-12-0; Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 81-13-0.

* Bradshaw Hall, Bolton, Lancs. Sun, 30, Lake 8. Steve Hall (Bradshaw’s Gold) 90-0-5, carp, pellet, 6m down track; Dean Edwards (Fisherman’s Way) 85-14-5; Darren Morris (Tonge Moor) 80-10-5; Steve Heywood (Rossendale Matrix) 78-0-0.

* Brookside, Betley, Cheshire. Sat, 33. Chris Ruscoe (Rod ‘n Reel) 60-14-0, F1s, ide and silvers, corn, 8m down edge, peg 5 Snake Pit; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 52-2-0; Steve Carrier (Widnes AC) 46-8-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 45-0-0; Franek Staniuszko (Ted Carter Southport) 43-8-0; Mark Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 36-0-0. Sun, 39, Snake and Willow. Stuart Conroy (Kamasan) 111-10-0, F1s, maggot, 13m, peg 39 Snake; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 89-4-0; Mark Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 85-14-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 79-10-0; John Lyth (Eddy’s Fishing Supplies) 61-0-0; Ian Platt (Neptune) 60-0-0.

* Cudmore Spring Pairs, Whitmore, Staffs. Sat, 32, Suez and Panama canals. Gary Kirby (Protak Barlows) 97-8-0, mainly carp to 4 lb, ide and skimmers, corn and meat at 13m, Suez peg 23; Charlie Moran (Cudmore Blue) 48-14-0; Dave McManus (Ted Carter Southport) 46-12-0; Paul Williamson (Cudmore Blue) 41-2-0; Mark Kearns (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 39-8-0; Dave Swain (MA /Drennan NW) 37-8-0. Pairs: Cudmore Blue 4; Maver Gold/Bag’em 4; Protak Barlows and Ted Carter Southport both 5. League: Ted Carter Southport 15; Matrix Stapeley Dynamite 18; Maver Gold/Bag’em 19; Heronbrook Blue 20.

* Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sat, 47, Canal and Meadow Pools. Gary Skerritt (Maver Pickerings) 82-14-0, F1s, meat at 6m, Canal peg 38; Tony Shelley (Trentside Tackle) 80-0-0; Nick Roberts (Eddy’s Bait Supplies) 79-12-0; Alex Hulme (Matrix Stapeley) 78-11-0; Matt Barwell (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 72-14-0; Craig O’Connor (Congleton) 58-14-0. Sun, 80, Spring League. Jamie Hughes (Ted Carter Southport Red) 121-4-0, 6 carp for 30 lb plus F1s, Meadow peg 16; Paul Gibson (Maver Pickerings) 119-13-0; Steve Hughes (Buck and Hickman) 105-10-0; J. Jones (Maver Gold Bag’em Yew) 95-10-0; Jez Goldthorpe (Matrix Dynamite Stapeley) 91-6-0; Simon Allen (Maver Gold Bag’em Oak) 91-0-0. Teams: Connect Tackle 11; Dave’s of Middlewich 14; Mosella NW 15; Matrix Dynamite Stapeley 16; Maver Gold Bag’em Yew 16; Mr Brown’s Boys 18. League: Dave’s of Middlewich 59; Matrix Dynamite Stapeley 61; Ted Carter Southport Green 70; Maver Pickerings 74; Mr Brown’s Boys 77; Ultimate Pellet 79.

* Liverpool DAA Top Teams,  Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Scarisbrick and Eager Lane. Sun, 48.  Mark Ellement (Ted Carter Preston) 12-5-5, roach, caster, 10m, peg 241; Barry Thomas (Rejects) 12-1-0; Dave Nichols (MCA) 9-12-3; John Atherton (Wigan Blue) 8-12-7; Gareth Charnock (LAS Black) 6-15-15; Carl Blurton (LAS Black) 6-7-3. Teams. LAS Red 18; LAS Blue 21; Ted Carter Preston 23; Wigan MG Blue 24. League: LAS Blue 109; Wigan MG Blue 114; Ted Carter Preston 116; LAS Red 129.

* Northwich Mini League, River Weaver, Cheshire. Sat, 39. Peter Layton (Cheadle) 18-6-0, skimmers, red maggot, crumb feeder, town peg 12; Graham Evans (Pig Flingers) 15-9-0; Reg Evans (Atomic Baits) 14-15-0; Peter Wakefield (Pig Flingers) 12-6-0; Steve Ashcroft (CB’s) 11-13-0. Teams: Pig Flingers 31-12-0; Ballyforce 25-11-0; Cheadle 24-14-0; Rudd Heath 26-0-0. Final League: Ballyforce 31; Atomic Bait 43; Ted Carter Southport 54; Vale Royal jnrs 64. Individual: Rod Frazer (Ballyforce) 51-0-0.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 55, WL, Covey. Shaun Cooke (Garbolino Elton) 80-1-0, F1s, maggot, 10m under bridge, peg 50; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 61-2-0; Richard Crabtree (Gerry’s Morecambe) 61-1-0; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 60-6-0; Wayne Nolan (Braham’s) 54-11-0; Brian Beneath (Garbolino Elton) 50-6-0. Teams: Garbolino Elton 17; Guru 20; Dream Team 24. Final League. Garbolino Elton 202; Drennan NW 211; Guru 228; Mick Reed Garbolino Elton 268. Individuals: Andy Bennett 14; Stu Conroy 19; Peter Tickle 20. Sun, 89, Covey. 89. Brian Jones (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 86-15-0, F1s, maggot, 10m to bridge, peg 72; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 82-8-0; Anthony Jones (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 70-13-0; Steve Kerry (Ray’s Tackle) 70-4-0; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 66-10-0; Ron Smith (Partridge Lakes) 60-9-0.

* St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Sun, 30. Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 11-1-0, skimmer bream, red maggot, crumb feeder, peg 63; Shaun Fletcher (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 9-14-0; Steve Ward (St. Helens) 9-6-0; John Tomkinson (Bolton) 9-6-0.

* Stapeley Crewe WL, Shropshire Union Canal, Nantwich, Cheshire. Sun, 36. Steve Fogel (Team Les ‘O’) 9-3-12, roach and odd skimmers, poled bread, hemp and caster, first peg on cottages; Stef Johansen (Eclipse Green) 8-8-0; Ray Edge (Hodnet AC) 7-9-9; Dave Holman (Wyche Anglers) 6-15-3; Jeff Shaw (Team Guinness) 6-1-4; Neil Latham (Betley’s Monsters) 6-0-0. Teams: Betley’s Monsters 27; Eclipse Green 27; Eclipse Blue 21; Wyche Anglers 21; Team Guinness 21; Team Les ‘O’ 19. League: Eclipse Green 123; Team Guinness 121; Team Les ‘O’ 119; Betley’s Monsters 108; Wyche Anglers 106; Browning Lifestyle 104.

* Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Lancs. Sat, 34, Burscough. John Leeds (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 5-3-0, skimmers and roach, bread and caster, 7 and 10m, pegged at Slipway pub; Dave Trafford (Ted Carter Preston) 4-10-8; Steve Wilson (Ted Carter Preston) 4-6-0; Alan Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 3-7-0. Sun, 60, Sensas NW Teams. Roger Priestley (Maver Red) 8-4-6, roach and perch to 2 lb, poled bread and worm at 10m, 13m and down track, pegged at piggery bridge; Carl Whalley (Sensas NW Wasps) 6-0-0; John Meredith (Tri-Cast Rochdale Blue) 5-13-4; Jeff Edwards (Bolton) 4-13-11; Mick Hargreaves (Tri-Cast Highfield) 4-9-6; Ian Fewtrell (Sensas NW Blue) 4-5-8. Teams: Maver NW Red 12; Sensas NW Black 16; Sensas NW Wasps 18; Tri-Cast Rochdale Black 26.



Interested in match tackle for silver fish? Want to know where to catch bream and skimmers? These are just two must-read features in the new Angler's Mail magazine, in shops from Tuesday, March 11.

Interested in match tackle for silver fish? Want to know where to catch bream and skimmers? These are just two must-read features in the new Angler’s Mail magazine, in shops from Tuesday, March 11.

    Smaller fishing match results reported to the Angler’s Mail team Email results, photos and dates to the regional reporter for your region to or

Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 20. Peter Richmond (Ted Carter Preston) 48-0-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet, 14m, peg 23; John Vernon (Garbolino Elton) 47-0-0; Paul Bottomley (Coppull Angling Centre) 33-0-0; Alan Menzies (Elton Tackle) 25-0-0; Alan Kirkby (Ted Carter Preston) 17-0-0; Barry Cornick (Macey’s) 13-12-0.Blundell’s, Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 23. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 100-9-0, mirrors, F1s and ide, maggot, peg 7 Trio; Dave Simpson (Home Guard AC) 96-8-0; Mitch Rawlinson (Fishing Republic) 73-4-0; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 72-12-0.Bradshaw Hall, Bolton, Lancs. Wed, 20, Lake 4, silvers. Lee Addy (Drennan Bait-Tech) 27-6-0, roach and skimmers, pinkies, 16m, peg 10; Jon Jowett (Maver NW) 25-2-0; Geoff Terry (Fisherman’s Way) 23-0-0. Wed, 30, Lake 8. Dave Jowett (Fisherman’s Way) 86-10-0, carp, pellet, 14m, peg 8; Dave Machin (Bradshaw’s) 82-10-0; John Unsworth (Garbolino) 81-12-0; Andy Suthers (Oldham Owls) 78-6-0.

Brookside, Betley, Cheshire. Thurs, 18, Snake Pit. John Shellam (Stalybridge) 61-0-0, F1s to 2 lb and silvers, pellet, 12m, peg 40; Chris Ruscoe (Rod ‘n Reel)  45-14-0; Andy Butler (Mosella) 44-12-0; Dave Whitehouse (Trafford Anglers) 35-0-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Staffs. Sun, 16, Suez Canal. Frank Cooke Jnr. (Ray’s Tackle) 130-0-0, carp to 6 lb, ide and skimmers, pellet and corn down margins, peg 28; Pete Holmes (Pickering’s Tackle) 85-10-0; Carl Lane (Prescott Angling) 63-8-0; Paul Shone (Cudmore Fisheries) 62-8-0; Frank Cooke Snr. (Ray’s Tackle) 50-0-0.

Firswood Road, Latham, Lancs. Wed, 20. Chris Picton (St. Helens) 33-13-0, carp, red maggot, 5m down edge, peg 25, bonus peg £130; Paul Mossman (Tri-Cast Highfield) 31-3-0; John Carroll (Firswood) 26-2-0. Sat, 20. Mark Halliwell (Tackle Tarts Matrix) 78-14-0, carp, 4mm pellet, 13m, peg 11; Frank Cooke (Ray’s Tackle) 53-9-0; Paul Mossman (Tri-Cast Highfield) 46-5-0.

Hampton Springs, Malpas, Cheshire. Wed, 30, Long Island and Willow lakes. Martin Churchill (Maver/SconeZone Floats) 71-10-0, carp and silvers, maggot, 10m, peg 23 Willow; Stuart Holmes (Cheshire) 48-8-0; Sam Kennedy (Deeside Tackle) 47-4-0; Wendy Locker (Chester Tackle Locker) 46-15-0.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. Sun, 15, Model Canal. Frank Fonad (Hanchurch) 77-12-0, carp, poled maggot, peg 30; Chris Parker (Pickerings) 33-12-0; John Fellows (Hanchurch) 31-13-0; Graham Fox (Hanchurch Fisheries) 24-11-0.

Lingmere, Match Lakes, Wirral. Wed, 25, OAPs. Lenny Bolton (Deeside Tackle) 75-10-0, F1s and silvers, caster shallow, 10m, peg 44; Ian Hughes (Egremont Ferry) 41-10-0; Les Pickin (Connah’s Quay) 41-0-0; Chris Diamond (Deeside) 39-14-0. Sat, 22. Alan Dewhurst (Lingmere) 59-0-0, F1s, pellet, 16m, peg 20; Jamie Hughes (Maver) 50-3-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 48-14-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 44-12-0.

Meadow View, Lymm, Cheshire. Tues, 22, OAPs, Lark Pool. Steve Ashcroft (Meadow View) 24-12-0, carp to 5 lb, corn and meat, Method feeder, peg 25; Jimmy Colecliffe jnr (Danny’s Tackle) 16-0-0; Paul Ledgerton (Ray’s Tackle) 15-2-0; John Spencer (Altringham) 15-2-0. Thurs, 19, Thrush Pool. Ray Ignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 25-8-0, carp 4 lb, pellet and corn, 4m, peg 8; Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 23-8-0; Dave White (Edgeley Sport) 17-14-0; Eric Whitely (Danny’s Tackle) 11-2-0. Sun, 24, Lark. Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 45-8-0, carp to 8 lb, corn, 14m, peg 19; Andy Kirk (Lingmere) 44-2-0; Gordon Perry (Meadow View) 27-12-0; Andy Talbot (Edgeley Sport) 26-2-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Sat, 14. Jimmy Faulkner (Norris Green) 49-12-0, carp to 8 lb, bomb and pellet, peg 51; Paul Haines (Kirkby) 38-6-0; Dave Phillips (Ted Carter Southport) 30-0-0; Stan Phillips (Liverpool Dockers) 25-0-0. Sun, 15, Mistral. Matty Higgins (Maghull) 96-6-0, carp to 3 lb, pellet, 16m, peg 6; Steve Parry (Fazakerley) 59-10-0; Charlie Blakeley (LAS) 56-10-0; Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle) 55-14-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Yewtree Reservoir, Lancs. Thurs, 20. Jimmy Byrne (Warrington) 12-13-0, carp, feedered worm, peg 4; Eddie Cook (Warrington) 11-5-0; Steve Rimmer (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 11-3-0; Phil Barton (Haydock) 10-10-0.

Old Hough, Warmingham, Cheshire. Tues, 9, Goose Pool. Bob Meggs (Middlewich) 28-2-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 1; Barry Holmes (Old Hough) 23-5-0; Brian Morris (Old Hough) 16-4-0. Thurs, 6, Upper Benbo. Pete Johnson (Old Hough) 40-15-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 1; Gareth Gibbons (Rossendale Matrix) 39-12-0. Sat, 17, Big Max Pool. Pete Johnson (Old Hough) 35-15-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 1; Chris Shaw (Old Hough) 23-9-0; James Cantello (Tri-Cast Highfield) 22-5-0; Kevin Brooks (Ted Carter Southport) 21-4-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 24, OAPs, Spey, Marsh and Ribbon lakes. Alan Talbot (Dave’s Wigan) 42-10-0, F1s, common carp and ide, maggot, 11m, peg 12 Spey; Ron Kinsella (Widnes AC) 36-5-0; Ian Bentham (Coppull Angling) 19-15-0; Graham Dawber (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 19-7-0. Tues, 34, Covey. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 97-11-0, F1s, maggot, 11m, peg 55; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 81-10-0; Danny Sixsmith (Pole Repairs) 64-9-0; Gary Mannion (Partridge Lakes) 60-15-0. Wed, 52, Covey. Tony Mayo (Bolton Angling) 66-0-0, F1s, pellet, 10m, peg 97; Roy Powell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 64-1-0; Ron Smith (Bolton Angling) 52-9-0; Steve Kelly (Ray’s Tackle) 49-8-0; Ian Blakeley (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 40-2-0; Richard Sargent (Atherton Tackle) 38-10-0. Thurs, 47, Covey. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 120-8-0, F1s and carp, pellet, 11m and margins, peg 25; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 111-10-0; Gary Mannion (Partridge Lakes) 98-5-0; Peter Tickle (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 92-14-0; Danny Sixsmith (Pole Repairs) 85-3-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 79-14-0. Sat, 29, Covey 5 and Ribbon. Andy Middleton (Gratton) 60-8-0, F1s, maggot, 8m, peg 135; Lee Reilly (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 52-10-0; Joe Cartwright (Partridge Lakes) 51-7-0; John Jeeves (Garbolino Elton) 42-9-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 17. Denis Knight (Wigan) 16-15-0, skimmers, Method feedered mini boilies, peg 85; David Rigby (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 12-14-0; Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 10-15-0.

St. Helens Tackle & Bait WL, Partridge Lakes, Cheshire. Sun, 80. Aidy Twist (Joneys) 58-4-0, F1s. pellet and maggot, 6m, peg 38; Gary Manyon (Marukyu) 51-15-0; Steve Knowles (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 45-14-0; Anthony Jones (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 45-13-0; Stuart Rouke (Matts) 42-13-0; Dave Olley (Partridge) 42-9-0. Teams: Partridge Silver 8; Joneys 11; Leigh Tackle & Bait Gold 12; St. Helens Tackle & Bait Platinum 14; Partridge Black 14. League: Partridge Black 36; St. Helens Tackle & Bait Platinum 38; Leigh Tackle & Bait Gold 38; Partridge Silver 62; Joneys 65; Wayne’s Tackle 72.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Lancs. Wed, 31, Botany Bay. Gary Marchant (Wigan MG) 4-3-0, roach, bread punch, 5 and 11m, pegged on the short length; Lawrence Clayton (Hindley MG) 3-7-8; John Leeds (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 3-4-0; Kevin North (Mosella NW) 3-2-12.


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