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Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 26. Mark Halliwell (Bag’em) 121-8-0, F1s and carp to 8 lb, pellet shallow, 13-14m, peg 37a; Keith Owen (Firswood)  95-14-0; Paul Flecture (Tackle Tarts) 91-12; John Vernon (Garbolino Elton) 71-0-0; Paul Bottomly (Coppull Angling) 65-8-0.

Blundell’s, nr Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 19, rover. Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 163-1-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet, 16m, peg 53 Ash Pool; Keith Leatherbarrow (St. Helens Angling) 153-1-0; Cliff Noble (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 131-8-0. Thurs, 17, rover. Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 126-10-0, carp and F1s, pellet and meat down edge, peg 11 East; Mike Senior (Edgeley Sport) 121-5-0; Mitch Rawlinson (Fishing Republic) 113-14-0. Sat, 32, East and Trio. John Kerwin (Fisherman’s Way) 182-14-0, F1s, pellet over corn and meat, 4m down edge, peg 47 Trio; Stuart Carroll (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 148-15-0; Andy Middleton (Bradford) 106-12-0; Keith Leatherbarrow (St. Helens Angling) 104-5-0; Graham Stokes (Tri-Cast Highfield) 98-11-0; Gary Baugh (Saints) 93-7-0. Sun, 31, Ash. Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sports) 121-5-0, F1s to 3 lb and ide to 1 lb, maggot over groundbait, 5m, peg 49; John Kerwin (Fisherman’s Way) 113-3-0; Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 112-12-0; Chris Davies (Tight Lines Shaw) 105-14-0; Geoff Scott (Rochdale Angling Centre) 105-12-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Thurs, 10. Stuart Conroy (Kamasan) 90-10-0, carp, pellet, 14m, peg 40; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 86-14-0. Sat, 21. Mark Plevin (Lionel’s) 199-6-0, carp, meat, 12m and down edge, peg 43; Ross Whiteman (Cheshire Angling) 77-0-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 74-6-0; Stuart Conroy (Kamasan) 72-0-0. Sun, 24. Keith Wakefield (Brookside) 78-14-0, F1s and silvers, worm over groundbait, 13m, peg 34; Paul Catton (Ted Carter Preston) 66-12-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 63-10-0; Chris Rusco (Rod’n’Reel) 58-14-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Staffs. Sat, 32, Suez and Panama canals. Andy Moors (Maver Pickerings) 175-4-0, carp to 6 lb, tench and ide, pellet at 13m and down edge, Suez peg 25; Steve Knowles (Ted Carter Southport) 171-14-0; Mark Kearns (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 130-0-0; Keith Owen (Ray’s Tackle) 121-0-0.

Firswood Road, Latham, Lancs. Wed, 20. Paul Mossman (Tri-Cast) 105-10-0, commons and F1s, pellet, 13m, peg 25; Chris Weeder jnr  (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 101-6-0; Alan Bruce (Ray’s Tackle) 98-12-0; Keith Owen (Ray’s Tackle) 77-4-0.

Hall Lane, Parbold, Lancs. Sun, 42. Peter Richmond (Ted Carter Southport) 102-0-0, carp and silvers, red maggot, 3m down edge, peg 2; Mark Ruddy (Wigan Angling) 84-8-0; Mark Howarth (Wigan Angling) 72-8-0; Mike Rogerson (Preston Innovations) 68-6-0; Simon Sheppard (Ted Carter Preston) 66-4-0; Steve Ward (St. Helens) 62-12-0 .

Hampton Springs, Malpas, Cheshire. Thurs, 19, over-50s. Les Picken (Holywell Anglers) 54-14-0, carp and barbel, meat and pellet, 4m down margins, peg 16 Meadows Lake; Rob Smith (Rod ’n Reel) 46-6-0; Martin Holding (Cheshire) 45-8-0.

Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sun, 66, Canal, Meadow, Match and Island pools. Gerry Lees (Gilder’s Tackle) 152-8-0, F1s to 2 lb 8 oz, caster and worm 13m shallow, Canal peg 19; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 132-12-0; Mark Kearns (Heronbrook) 122-3-0; Eddy Brown (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 118-4-0; Paul Gibson (Maver Pickerings) 111-0-0; Stuart Conroy (Drennan NW) 106-0-0.

High Heyes Farm, Eccleston, Lancs. Sat, 18, Lake 3. Peter Richmond (Ted Carter Preston) 73-10-0, carp and ide, pellet and maggot, 14m, peg 40; Adie Twist (Izaak’s MG) 48-0-0; Les Del Pinto (Complete Angler) 43-8-0; Paul Meadows (Izaak’s MG) 31-8-0.

Lingmere, Match Lakes, Cheshire. Wed, 26, OAPs. Mark Greasley (Maver Cheshire) 102-2-0, F1s and silvers, worm, 6m, peg 46; Julian Tatton (Chester Tackle Locker) 89-5-0; Dave Randles (Lingmere) 87-4-0; Ray Jackson (Willaston) 71-1-0. Sat, 19. Carl Fletcher (Lingmere) 121-0-0, F1s and common carp, paste, 12m, peg 26; Alan Dewhurst (Lingmere) 99-2-0; Jay Cloney (Vine Baits) 85-8-0.

Liverpool DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Kings Arms to Ship Inn, Merseyside. Sun, 17. Mike Dixon (Liverpool Dockers) 12-4-0, bream, eels and hybrids, worm, 12m, peg 55; Graham Charnock (LAS) 10-12-0; John Easton (LAS) 9-8-0.


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Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Tues, 24. Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 120-0-0, carp to 8 lb, corn and pellet, 14m, peg 21; Dave White (Edgeley Sport) 64-1-0; Dave Hancocks (Baileys Tackle and Gun) 48-6-0; Dave Williams (Baileys Tackle and Gun) 41-8-0. Thurs, 18, Thrush. Don Bruce (Edgeley Sport) 43-10-0, carp to 8 lb, worm and pellet, 4m, peg 11; Dave White (Edgeley Sport) 33-8-0; Ray Hignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 29-0-0. Sat, 23, Lark. Bob Dac (Edgeley Sport) 124-4-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet, 8m, peg 34; Barry Davis (Deeside Tackle) 67-0-0; Dave Hancock (Baileys Tackle and Gun) 66-12-0. Sun, 21, Lark. Jimmy White (Hazel Grove Angling) 82-8-0, carp to 8 lb, corn and pellet, 13m, peg 18; Phil Chung (Fox Matrix) 60-8-0; Paul Ledgerton (Meadow View) 55-12-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Wed, 21. Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle) 131-6-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet shallow, 16m, peg 54; Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 95-4-0; Steve Gallagher (Ted Carter Southport) 88-10-0. Sun, 16, Mistral Lake. Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 120-14-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet, 12m, peg 33; Andrew Molyneux (LAS) 99-10-0; Stan Phillips (LAS) 92-8-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Haydock Park Farm, Lancs. Thurs, 23. Ivor Brown (Newton-le-Willows) 17-1-0, skimmers and roach, caster, 11m, peg 12; Jimmy Byrne (Warrington) 17-0-0; Harry Newton (Warrington) 11-1-0; Dougie Thom (Liverpool) 11-0-0. Sun, 20, Sankey Canal Upper Pound. Mark Brown (Newton-le-Willows) 18-12-0, bream and carp, maggot, 12m, peg 17; John Mallet (Bolton) 4-9-0; Mick Rogers (Haydock) 4-7-0.

Old Hough, Warmingham, Cheshire. Tues, 14, Boulders Pool. Ray Rigby (Widnes Angling) 40-12-0, carp, pellet; Kevin Twigg (Old Hough) 38-12-0. Thurs, 15, Upper Benbo. Dave Holman (Old Hough) 81-10-0, carp, pellet; Pete Johnson (Old Hough) 62-3-0; John Cheetham (Old Hough) 56-4-0. Sat, 16, Prospect and Lucky Dip. Darren Mulheir (Old Hough) 47-15-0, carp, poled pellet; Lewis Breeze (Drennan NW) 43-6-0; Steve Peplow (Old Hough) 40-6-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 26, OAPs, Spey, Marsh and Ribbon lakes. Graham Broughton (Bait-Tech) 78-1-0, F1s and mirrors to 6 lb, pellet, 11m, peg 10 Spey; Phil Oaks (Garswood Hall) 76-11-0; Barry Whittle (Dave’s Wigan) 76-9-0; Ken Wright (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 72-15-0. Tues, 20, Covey. Ian Burley (North West Baits) 154-2-0, F1s and mirrors, worm, caster and maggot shallow, 6m and 8m, peg 85; Lee Addy (Drennan Bait-Tech) 75-1-0; Danny Sixsmith (Pole Repairs) 73-2-0. Wed, 49, OAPs, Covey. Eddie Battersby (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 111-8-0, F1s and mirrors, paste, 4m, peg 7; Des Greenhough (Partridge) 97-4-0, Dave Timmins (Gilders Tackle) 89-7-0; Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 76-10-0; Harry Parkhurst (Crown Tackle) 70-12-0. Thurs, 30, Covey. Mike Rogerson (Preston Innovations) 197-1-0, mirrors and F1s, worm and maggot, 6m down margins and shallow, peg 85; Ian Burley (North West Baits) 189-5-0; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 179-0-0; Ron Buckley (Garbolino Elton) 167-1-0. Sat, 44, Covey 44. Mike Rogerson (Preston Innovations) 118-1-0, commons and F1s, pellet down edge and maggot shallow at 8m, peg 27; Graham Ramsdale (Wigan) 116-14-0; Brian Conroy (Warrington Tackle and Gun) 113-8-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 109-5-0; Ron Buckley (Garbolino Elton) 106-9-0. Sun, 84, Covey. Dave Jowett (Maver NW) 122-7-0, F1s, worm, 11m, peg 4; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 119-5-0; Dave Wells (Tri-Cast Highfield) 112-3-0; John Leeds (Partridge Lakes) 112-0-0; Dean Kenworthy (Garbolino Lindholme) 100-11-0; Dave Bradley (Maver NW) 91-5-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 17. Steve Halliwell (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 24-5-0, bream, pellet and bread, method feeder, peg 44; John Rimmer (Skelmersdale) 19-6-0; Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 12-10-0. Sun, 16. Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 37-10-0, bream, pellet and maggot, method feeder, peg 40; Phil Holland (St. Helens) 21-8-0; Ron Rance (Harry’s Tackle) 19-13-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Lancs. Wed, 16, Addlington. Gordon Houlibecq (Bolton) 2-12-4, skimmers, maggot and caster, 12m, pegged at marina; Les Williams (Hindley MG) 2-2-4; Jack Rogers (Bolton) 1-13-0. Sat, 20, Ring ‘O Bells. Derek Walker (Bolton) 9-15-0, five bream, bread and red maggot, 11m, peg 610; Paul Robinson (Wigan MG) 4-5-8; Brian Mercer (Chorley Social) 3-14-8; Lawrence Clayton (Hindley MG) 3-11-0. Sun, 22, Apply Bridge. Dave Trafford (Ted Carter Preston) 15-0-12, bream, caster and pinkie, 13m, pegged at top of lock; Alan Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 10-11-0; Steve Wilson (Ted Carter Preston) 10-0-8; Carl Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 9-8-0.


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