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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers


* Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 31. Mark Halliwell (Bag’em/Tackle Tarts) 108-8-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet, 13m, peg 64; Peter Beardsworth (Bannister House) 68-4-0; Keith Jones (Elton Tackle) 64-4-0; Martyn Kaye (Elton Tackle) 60-14-0; Alan Menzies (Elton Tackle) 53-13-0; Martin Bullcock (Ted Carter Preston) 52-4-0 .

* Blundell’s, Cheshire. Sat, 32. Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 103-8-0, F1s to 3 lb, pellet, 6 and 11m, peg 3 Trio; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 78-13-0; Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 68-11-0; Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 65-0-0; Chris Ruscoe (Rod ‘n Reel)  64-1-0; Dave Swain (Garbolino Dynamite Bait) 51-1-0.

* Heronbrook Teams of Four, Slindon, Staffs. Sun, 96. Jason Brown (Maver Midlands) 143-2-0, 68 F1s & nine carp, poled maggot, Canal peg 35; Danny Hallam (Matrix Dynamite Stapeley) 123-5-0; Tom Ebbrell (Connect Tackle) 121-2-0; Paul Conroy (Wigan Angling Centre) 113-13-0; Chris Parker (Buck & Hickman) 107-12-0; Dave McManus (Ted Carter Southport Blue) 106-14-0. Teams: Maver Midlands 6; Connect Tackle 9; Maver Gold / Bag ‘Em Oak 9; Maver Gold Bag ‘Em Yew 10; Ted Carter Southport Red 10; Matrix Dynamite Stapeley 11. Final league: Maver Midlands Bag ‘Em 47; Maver Midlands 53; Matrix Dynamite Stapeley 64; Ted Carter Southport Blue 66; Pickering’s 66; Maver Gold Bag ‘Em Yew 69.

* Lancs WL, High Hayes Farm, Eccleston. Sun, 48. Paul Banks (Izaaks MG) 79-8-0, 10 carp to 13 lb plus a lone barbel, corn, waggler, peg 32 lake 3; Steve Taylor (Izaaks MG) 64-4-0; Peter Lucas (Standish Sharks) 47-14-0; Adie Twist (Izaaks MG) 47-0-0. Teams: Izaaks MG 15; Mosella NW 21; Standish Sharks 26; Burscough AS 29. League: Standish Sharks 6; Izaaks MG 6; Burscough AS 15; Eccleston 17.

* Liverpool DAA Teams, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Eager Lane, Merseyside. Sun, 32. Dave Walmsley (WMC) 6-4-0, roach, bread punch, 12m; Graham Stokes (Ted Carter Southport) 5-14-14; Ben Lloyd (LAS) 5-9-0; Paul Charnock (MCA) 4-14-0. Teams: LAS Blue 10; Wigan MG 14; LAS Black 15. League: Wigan MG 57; LAS Black and LAS Blue both 58.

* Meadow View, Lark Pool. Cheshire. Sun, 32. Darren Catterall (Meadow View) 82-2-0, carp, ide and skimmers, pellet and corn, 14m, peg 4; Steve Jackson (Edgeley Sports) 72-0-0; Dave Williams (Meadow View) 34-4-0; Gordon Perry (Meadow View) 33-8-0.

* North Wales WL, Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Sun, 40. Craig Goldstraw (Maver Midlands) 118-3-0, carp, long pole and maggot, Beech peg 16; Stuart Conroy (Drennan NW) 108-12-0; Gareth Emlyn (Oakengates Angling Centre) 105-2-0; James Howarth (Maver Midlands) 94-10-0; Richard O’Connor (Drennan NW) 90-15-0; Nigel Clarke (Matrix Total Angling) 90-7-0. Teams: Maver Midlands 17; Drennan NW 25; Matrix Total Angling 29; Oakengates Angling Centre 29. League: Maver Midlands 6; Drennan NW 6; Oakengates Angling Centre 16; Matrix Total Angling 18.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 38, open, Covey Lakes. John Harrod (Partridge Lakes) 48-2-0, F1 and common carp, maggot, 8 and 11m, peg 115; Steve Crossley (Maver NW) 46-1-0; John Gilbert (Gilders Tackle) 34-2-0; Steve Gallagher (Ray’s Tackle) 30-14-0. Sat, 55, Winter League. Jon Jowett (Maver NW) 64-12-0, F1 carp, maggot, 7m, peg 93; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 53-10-0; Paul Coyle (Preston) 51-1-0; Roger Priestley (Maver NW) 50-4-0; Richard O’Connor (Drennan NW) 47-1-0; Shaun Cook (NWS) 45-13-0. Teams: Garbolino Elton 14; Horse 21; Drennan NW 25. League: Garbolino Elton 41; Drennan NW 44; Horse 46. Sun, 60. Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 46-3-0, F1 carp, maggot, 9m, peg 1; Stuart Taylor (Tackle Saver) 43-6-0; Brian Conroy (Warrington Tackle) 43-3-0; Dave Hodgson (Deeside) 40-5-0; Simon Fadden (Frenzee) 38-7-0; Bob Brander (Partridge Lakes) 36-13-0.

* St. Helens AA Fur & Feather, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Sun, 60. Lee Addy (Drennan NW/Bait Tech) 20-5-0, 17 lb of roach plus a few skimmers, maggot 7m and bread feeder, peg 154; Paul Swift (Bolton) 16-10-0; Paul White (Fisherman’s Way Bury) 13-14-0; John Fletcher (Bury) 13-6-0; Mark Harris (Miracle Baits) 13-5-0; Mark Phillips (Bait-Tech) 10-5-0.

* Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Apply Bridge. Sat, 40. Alan Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 22-8-8, 15 bream, red maggot, 13m, basin peg 315; Derek Fairhurst (Gidlow Angling) 9-5-12; Norman Watson (Hindley MG) 9-4-4; Dean Turner (Ted Carter Rochdale) 7-1-12; Dave Wells (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 6-5-4; Les Riding (Chorley Social) 5-13-0.

* Wigan WL, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Chorley Cowling to Idle Bridge, Lancs. Sun, 78. Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 9-10-8, roach, skimmers, perch and hybrids, punch, worm and caster, 8 and 13m, floating platoon peg; Rob Porter (Mosella NW) 8-14-8; Anthony Marsden (Wigan MG) 7-3-0; Steve Crossley (Maver NW) 7-2-12; Steve Ashworth (Maver NW) 6-6-11; Stuart Bird (Preston’s) 5-15-0. Teams: Maver NW 19; Wigan MG 25; Preston 34; Saints 34; Rochdale 34. League: Wigan MG 9; Ted Carter Preston 10; Maver NW 15; Saints 17.

* Winsford Winter League, River Weaver, Cheshire. 40. Brian Hankins (Meadow Bank) 13-4-0, skimmers, red maggot, bread feeder, peg 197; Jimmy Young (Night Grange) 12-12-0; Tim Wright (Dry Nets) 10-4-0; Bob Meggs (Dry Nets) 9-6-0; Gary Webster (Edgeley Sports) 9-3-0. Teams: Dry Nets. League: Edgeley Sports; Dynamite Baits; Night Grange. (Bob Meggs didn’t know points).

* Wirral WL, Trent & Mersey Canal, Middlewich, Cheshire. Sun, 36. Bob Clough (Team Guinness) 14-2-5, roach to 1 lb 6 oz, poled caster, pegged near canopy; Jeff Shaw (Team Guinness) 14-0-0; Bob Campbell (Team Guinness) 13-11-0; Simon Mottram (Browning Lifestyle Red) 8-5-2; Lewis Kenyon (Frank’s) 7-5-0; Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 7-5-0. Teams: Team Guinness 27; Browning Lifestyle Red 24; Frank’s 21; Team Eclipse 20; Browning Lifestyle Blue 18; Cheshire MG 16. League: Team Guinness 97; Browning Lifestyle Blue 96; Browning Lifestyle Red 95; Frank’s 84; Team Eclipse 70; Cheshire MG 62.




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Smaller fishing match results

Blundell’s, Cheshire. Sun, 25. Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 71-4-0, mirrors and F1 carp, pellet, 11m, peg 57 Trio; Mick Rudd (Rochdale Angling Centre) 68-14-0; Paul Cunnliffe (Gilders Tackle) 66-8-0; John Kerwin (Fisherman’s Way Bury) 47-7-0; Keith Padmore (Ted Carter Preston) 44-2-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Sat, 23. Mark Plevin (Deggy’s) 58-14-0, F1 carp and skimmer bream, bread, 13m, peg 48; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 39-0-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 37-10-0; Trevor Dewhurst (Premier Driveways) 26-10-0. Sun, 24. John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 49-0-0, carp, ide and skimmers, 6m, maggot, peg 32; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 31-0-0; David Williams (Garbolino Elton) 28-8-0; Andy Grimes (Mosella) 26-12-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Staffs. Sat, Suez Canal, 20. Gary Kirby (Cudmore Gold) 68-0-0, carp to 4 lb, ide and skimmers, poled maggot, peg 25; Paul Carnwell (Garbolino Bait-Tech) 65-4-0; Simon Jones (Trentham Lakes) 48-10-0; John Glover jnr. (Cudmore Gold) 45-8-0; Bill Gilchrist (Cudmore Gold) 38-9-0.

Hampton Springs. Malpas, Cheshire. Tues, 20. John Tyman (Chester Tackle Locker) 42-4-0, carp, F1s and skimmers, corn and pellet, bread feeder, peg 3 Rock Pool; Neil Hunt (Tyldesley Anglers) 32-5-0; Phil Sinnott (Unattached) 27-10-0; Gary Vincent (Chester Tackle Locker) 22-9-0.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. Sun, Model Canal, 25. John Rowley (J & D Windows) 49-0-0, carp, poled red maggot, peg 51; John Evans (Hanchurch Fisheries) 43-10-0; A. Merrill (Hanchurch Fisheries) 43-0-0; Danny Lowndes (Hanchurch Silver) 32-1-0.

High Heyes Farm, Eccleston, nr. Preston. Sat, 20. Jay Brooks (Wayne’s Tackle) 60-4-0, F1s and barbel, maggot, 10m, peg 21 Lake 3; Adie Twist (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 36-12-0; Danny Maguire (Mosella) 29-12-0; Martin Liptrot (NW Angler) 29-8-0.

Lingmere, Match Lakes, Cheshire. Wed, 17. Mark Greasley (Maver Cheshire) 32-7-0, carp and silvers, maggot, 13m, peg 31; George Edwards (Lobol) 23-8-0; Richie Hughes (Liverpool) 21-0-0; Dave Randles (Lingmere) 19-12-0. Sun, 22. Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 126-14-0, common carp, pellet, 13m, peg 48; Dave Woodworth (Lingmere) 90-0-0; Alan Dewhurst (Lingmere) 85-10-0; Neil McGrath (Upton) 74-4-0.

Meadow View, Lark Pool. Cheshire. Tues, OAPs, 23. Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 44-10-0, carp, ide and skimmer bream, corn and pellet, 14m, peg 23; Dave Hancocks (Meadow View) 31-0-0; John Appleby (Meadow View) 30-14-0; Richard Rawsthorn (Oldham Owls) 23-8-0. Thurs, OAPs, 18, Thrush Pool. Richard Rawsthorn (Oldham Owls) 22-0-0, carp and chub, corn and maggot, 13m, peg 2; Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle &Bait) 21-8-0; Dave White (Edgeley Sport) 19-0-0; Tony Honey (Meadow View) 15-12-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Sat, 16. Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle) 77-12-0, carp to 10 lb, soft pellet, 10m, peg 57; Stan Phillips (Liverpool Dockers) 48-2-0; Ken Dooley (LAS) 47-6-0; Colin Ambrose (Liverpool Dockers) 31-4-0. Sun, 15, Mistral. Matty Higgins (Maghull) 143-12-0, carp to 5 lb, soft pellet, 14m, peg 3; Mick Woolvine (Ted Carter Southport) 82-4-0; Dave Phillips (Ted Carter Southport) 74-8-0 .

Newton-le-Willows AA, White Door Dam, Lancs. Thurs, 22, over-60s. Geoff Clare (Warrington) 16-8-0, carp and roach, pellet, 12m. peg 8; Eddie Cook (Warrington) 10-8-0; Harry Newton (Warrington) 8-9-0; Dougie Thom (Liverpool) 7-6-0. Sun, Vulcan Reservoir, 20. Terry Speakman (Newton-le-Willows) 8-4-0, tench, carp, crucians and roach, maggot, waggler, peg 9; Jeff Jacks (St. Helens) 6-7-0; Mark Brown (Newton-le-Willows) 6-2-4.
Northwich, River Weaver, Cheshire. Sat, 27. Keith Smith (Vale Royal Angling) 9-2-0, roach and skimmers, maggot, straight lead, peg 61; John Taylor (Cheadle) 8-8-0; Kevin Bell (Vale Royal Angling) 8-6-0; Andy Insley (Vale Royal Angling) 8-4-0.

Old Hough, Warmingham, Cheshire, Tues, 9, Upper Benbo Pool. Lewis Breeze (Sensas) 42-3-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; John Pearson (Gilder’s Tackle) 36-6-0; Jamie O’Dwyer (Old Hough) 31-3-0. Thurs, 5, Prospect. Keith Knight (Old Hough) 39-7-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Brian Morris (Old Hough) 28-2-0. Sat, 15, Big Max. Adam Jones (Old Hough) 78-12-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Dave Holland (Tri-Cast Highfield) 78-0-0; Barry Hill (Old Hough) 67-9-0; Dave Hulme (Old Hough) 42-6-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 26, Spay Marsh & Ribbon. John Wilson (Coppull Angling) 47-7-0, F1s, pellet, 10m, peg 6 Ribbon; Roy Powell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 38-4-0; Graham Bawber (Partridge Lakes) 35-4-0; Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle& Bait) 34-11-0. Tues, 26, Covey 2, 3 & 4. Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 69-6-0, F1 carp and ide, maggot, 6m, peg 41; Jay Hughes (Maver) 67-8-0; Lee Addy (Drennan NW/Bait-Tech) 57-7-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 52-0-0. Wed, 54, Covey. OAPs. Derek Holland (Tri-Cast Highfield) 45-9-0, F1 and mirror carp, maggot, 6m, peg 117; Eddie Battersby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 42-1-0; Des Greenhough (Partridge Lakes) 36-0-0; Gary Moore (Tackle Savers) 29-14-0; Michael Manion (Olly Motors) 28-12-0; Roy Powell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 26-7-0. Thurs, 20, Covey Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 115-4-0, F1 carp, pellet, 11m and 8m, peg 93; Lee Addy (Drennan/Bait-Tech) 78-13-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 66-4-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) (Garbolino/Elton) 51-10-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 31. Mick Lever (Collins Green) 14-9-0, skimmers to 1 lb 8 oz, red maggot, bread feeder, peg 79; Paul Swift (Bolton) 13-9-0; Billy Kelly (Tri-Cast) 10-15-0; Jimmy Corkish (St. Helens) 10-4-0; Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 9-14-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Navigation Inn, Lancs. Wed, 30. Gary Marchant (Mosella NW) 4-8-12, roach, bread punch, 10 and 13m, peg 180; Dave Wells (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 4-7-4; Dave Trafford (Ted Carter Southport) 4-2-8; Alan Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 3-2-8.



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