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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers


Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 33. Ron Bottomley (Coppull Angling) 76-4-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet, 16m, peg 21; Mark Halliwell (Bag’em Tackle Tarts) 67-7-0; Dave Morgan (Elton Tackle) 64-4-0; Brian Cornet (Macey’s) 63-0-0; John Vernon (Garbolino/Elton Tackle) 45-13-0.

Blundell’s, nr. Warrington, Cheshire. Sat, 41. Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 72-1-0, carp to 12 lb, pellet, waggler 14m, peg 49 Ash; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 72-0-0; Craig Herring (Rochdale Angling Centre) 54-4-0; Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 53-11-0; Mark Hassell (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 47-14-0; Alan Sharman (Garbolino Elton) 41-10-0.

Brian Dobing Memorial, Shropshire Union Canal, Nantwich, Cheshire. Sat, 40. Paul Denson (Birkenhead Centre) 6-0-0, roach, poled caster, peg 33; Chris Morris (Chester) 5-14-0; Bob Campbell (Team Guinness) 5-3-0. Stef Johansen (Team Eclipse) 4-14-0; Jeff Shaw (Team Guinness) 4-13-8; Damian Parry (Browning Lifestyle) 4-1-0. £230 raised for Prostate Cancer Research.

Cudmore WL, Whitmore, Staffs. Sat, 48, Suez, Panama, Arena, Pool 1 and Milo, Dave McManus (Ted Carter Southport Blue) 99-12-0, carp to 8 lb & odd barbel, cage feeder and hair rigged corn, Arena peg 8; Ian Morrison (Ted Carter Southport Blue) 77-4-0; Andy May (MAP/Garbolino/Bait-Tech) 73-8-0; Greg Norris (Maver Gold Bag ‘Em Yew) 65-6-0; Paul Haynes (Ultimate Pellets) 61-12-0; Danny Hallam (Dynamite Stapeley Matrix) 52-4-0.Teams: Ted Carter Southport Blue and Protak Barlows both 8; MAP Garbolino Bait Tech, Ultimate Pellets and Dynamite Stapeley Matrix all 11. League: Ted Carter Southport Blue and MAP Garbolino Bait-Tech both 39; Maver Gold Bag ‘Em and Dynamite Stapeley Matrix both 45.

Heronbrook WL, Slindon, Staffs. Sat, 96. Lee Murphy (Ted Carter Southport Green) 178-2-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet, Meadow peg 26; Jamie Hughes (Maver Midlands/Bag ‘Em) 170-4-0; Sean Hill (Maver Gold Bag ‘Em Yew) 100-0-0; Franek Staniuszko (Ted Carter Southport Green) 96-6-0; John Bradshaw (Gilder’s Tackle) 91-9-0; Colin Mayor (Ted Carter Southport Blue) 88-8-0. Teams: Maver Midlands Bag ‘Em 7; Ted Carter Southport Green, Ted Carter Southport Red and Wigan Angling Centre all 9; Matrix Dynamite Stapeley and Ultimate Pellet both 10 League: Maver Midlands Bag ‘Em 35; Maver Midlands 47; Matrix Dynamite Stapeley 53; Pickering’s 54; Ted Carter Southport Blue 55; Maver Gold Bag ‘Em Yew 59.

Liverpool DAA Teams, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Ship Inn, Merseyside. Sun, 32. Mike Dixon (MTA Red) 20-14-0, bream, hybrids & roach, bread and caster, 6m; Phil Walters (LAS Blue) 10-3-0; Andrew Molyneux (LAS Red) 8-4-0; Graham Stokes (Ted Carter Southport) 6-15-0. Teams. LAS Blue 10; Wigan MG 12; LAS Red 14. League: Wigan MG 42; LAS Blue 43; LAS Black and LAS Red both 48.

Northwich Winter League. 45. Darren Hogg (Edgeley Sports) 12-6-0, roach and skimmers, maggot, straight lead, peg 268; Bob Meggs (Dave’s of Middlewich) 11-9-0; Steve Watson (Ghost) 10-0-0; Reg Evans (Vale Royal Angling) 9-8-0; Kevin Simpson (Vale Royal Angling) 9-6-0. Teams: Vale Royal Angling 31; Vale Royal Juniors 28; Edgeley Sport 27. League: Vale Royal Angling 92; Edgeley Sport 85; Vale Royal Juniors 74.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 60, Covey. Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 78-6-0, F1s to 2 lb, maggot, 3 and 6m, peg 115; Keith Dixon (North West Baits) 63-14-0; Peter Tickle (St. Helens AA) 60-1-0; Colin Scott (Garbolino Elton) 60-0-0; Peter Humphreys (Rochdale Angling) 57-14-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 54-4-0. Sun, 60. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 82-7-0, F1s, maggot, 6 and 11m, Covey peg 73; Shaun Cook (NWS) 78-5-0; Simon Beswick (Maver NW) 54-11-0; Ron Buckley (Fisherman’s Way Bury) 54-4-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 52-8-0; Peter Humphreys (Rochdale Angling) 43-14-0 .

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Sun, 41. Mark Phillips (Bait-Tech) 13-9-0, skimmers to 1 lb 8 oz, red maggot, bread feeder, peg 79; Jimmy Corkish (St. Helens) 12-3-0; Jim Evans (Garbolino) 10-13-0; Derek Bennett (Preston Innovations/Saints) 10-11-0; John Fletcher (Bury) 9-14-0; Brian Cross (Collins Green) 9-8-0.

St. Helens Tackle & Bait WL, Partridge Lakes, Cheshire. Sun, 80 Tony Moran (Vine Baits) 66-0-0, F1 and common carp, pellet, 7m; Steve Rourke (Matt’s Dodgers) 56-8-0; Chris Weeder jnr (St. Helens Tackle & Bait Platinum) 51-10-0; Peter Tickle (Leigh Tackle & Bait Gold) 50-0-0; Steve Knowles (Leigh Tackle & Bait Gold) 48-8-0; Bob Garrish (Mrs Browns Boys). Teams: Leigh Tackle & Bait Gold 13; St. Helens Tackle & Bait A 14; Partridge Silver 16; Partridge Black 17;

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Crook, Lancs. Sat, 32. Tommy Fairhurst (Mosella NW) 13-6-4, bream to 2 lb, maggot and caster, 14.5m, peg 127; Dave Trafford (Ted Carter Preston) 6-2-8; Marc Ellement (Ted Carter Preston) 5-14-12; John Leeds (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 5-8-0.

Wigan WL, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Gorst Lane. Sun, 78. Rob Porter (Mosella NW) 8-10-0, roach and hybrid, bread and hemp, 10 and 14.5m, peg 650; Dave Brierley (Ted Carter Preston) 7-6-6; Mark Webb (Saints) 7-1-6; Marc Ellement (Ted Carter Preston) 5-6-0; Dave Trafford (Ted Carter Preston) 5-0-8; Carl Robinson (Preston) 4-9-1. Teams: Preston 24; Sensas NW 26; Wigan MG 29; Rochdale 29. League: Wigan MG and Ted Carter Preston both 7; Saints 12; Sensas NW 13.



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Smaller fishing match results

Blundell’s, nr. Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 18. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 135-0-0, ide to 12 oz, mirrors and F1s to 3 lb, maggot, 6m, peg 7 Trio; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 105-10-0; Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 94-12-0; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 61-14-0. Sun, 23. Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 70-12-0, carp, pellet, waggler 14m, peg 45 Ash; Dave Swain (Garbolino Dynamite Baits) 57-8-0; Paul Cox (Match Stream) 48-0-0; Mick Rudd (Rochdale Angling Centre) 45-7-0.

Brookside. Snake Pit. Cheshire. Sat, 24. Jeff Lindsay (Low Hill) 34-10-0, carp, maggot, 4m, peg 30 snake; Andy Butler (Mosella) 28-8-0; Stewart Birchall (Cheshire Angling) 24-4-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 23-4-0; Stu Conroy (Kamasan) 20-4-0. Sun, 23. John Shellam (Stalybridge) 43-0-0, F1s and commons, maggot, 7m, peg 16; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 34-0-0; Trevor Dewhurst (Premier Driveways) 33-10-0; Mike Smith (Matrix) 32-6-0; Stu Conroy (Kamasan) 31-14-0.

Firswood Fishery, Skelmersdale, Lancashire. Wed, 20. Peter Tickle (St. Helens) 64-5-0, carp and ide, maggot, 13m, peg 4; Chris Weeder jun (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 54-12-0; Paul Mossman (Tri-Cast Highfield) 52-10-0; Cliff Fitzpatrick (Firswood) 51-12-0.

Hampton Springs. Malpas, Cheshire. Tues, 19. Chris Hughes (Deggy’s Tackle) 62-9-0, carp and skimmer bream, pellet and corn, 6m, peg 28; Ken Humphreys (Hampton) 42-14-0; Peter Cooke (Lobol AC) 33-3-0; Rob Smith (Rod ‘n Reel) 30-7-0.

High Heyes Farm, Eccleston, Preston. Sat, 21. Danny Maguire (Mosella) 50-12-0, carp to 13 lb, sweetcorn, bread feeder, peg 15 Lake 2; Paul Meadows (Izaaks MG) 21-4-0; Jay Brooks (St Anthony’s) 18-8-0; Ray Spall (Burnley) 13-12-0.

Meadow View. Lark Pool. Cheshire. Tues, 19, OAPs. Ray Ignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 51-8-0, ide, carp to 6 lb, pellet, 13m, peg 38; Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 51-4-0; Jeff Wilson (Meadow View) 37-4-0. Thurs, 18, OAPs. Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 25-14-0, carp, meat/corn, 13m, peg 16; Jim Holmes (Danny’s Tackle) 15-8-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 13-12-0. Sun, 27. Ron White (Maver) 30-0-0, carp, ide and skimmers, 12m, peg 5; Daren Catterall (Meadow View) 27-0-0; Kevin McIntosh (Meadow View) 24-2-0; Paul Ledgerton (Meadow View) 19-0-0.

Mill House, Mistral Lake, Merseyside. Sun, 16. Dave Phillips (Ted Carter Southport) 64-4-0, carp to 3 lb, pellet, 12m, peg 54;  Mick Woolvine (Ted Carter Southport) 61-14-0; Paul Farquhar (Liverpool AS) 61-8-0; Steve Parry (Fazakerley) 51-0-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Lyme and Wood pools, Lancs. Thurs, 20, over-60s. Harry Newton (Warrington) 18-12-0, chub, roach & barbel, maggot, 10m, peg 4; Geoff Clare (Warrington) 7-8-0; Dave Boyle (Newton) 5-6-0.
Northwood Garden Centre, Hanchurch Fishery, Stoke-On-Trent. Sat, 15, Model Canal. John Rowley (J & A Windows) 40-12-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 10; Chris Parker (Pickering’s of Burslem) 29-2-0; Peter Green (Hanchurch) 28-6-0; Danny Lowndes (Hanchurch Silver) 28-4-0.

Old Hough Fishery, Warmingham, Cheshire. Tues, 10, Prospect & Lucky Dip. Lewis Breeze (Sensas) 84-6-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Ian Mellor (Wyche Anglers) 42-5-0; Dave Lomas (Wyche Anglers) 35-9-0. Thurs, 5, Boulders. Ben Clarke (Old Hough) 21-14-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet. Sat, 19, Upper & Lower Benbo pools. Jason Whitefield (Crewe Match Anglers) 38-8-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Steve Butler (Ted Carter Southport) 37-9-0; Ken Power (Old Hough) 35-5-0; Greg Hulme (Old Hough) 29-3-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 26. Roy Powell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 63-10-0, F1s and mirror carp, maggot, 6m, peg 12 Snake; Ian Blakeley (Saints) 33-5-0; Ernie Pilkington (Ted Carter Preston) 32-15-0; Peter Stead (Izaak Walton Leigh) 25-10-0. Tues, 18. Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 79-7-0, F1 carp, pellet, 11m, Covey peg 93; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 65-9-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 62-7-0. Wed, 49, OAPs, Covey. Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 53-2-0, F1s, maggot, 6m, peg 27; Tommy Aspinall (Atherton Tackle) 52-12-0; Roy Powell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 45-4-0; John Sharp (Bailey’s Tackle) 39-8-0; Alan Talbot (Dave’s Wigan) 39-4-0; Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 35-2-0. Thurs, 38, Covey. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 86-15-0, mirror carp to 6 lb and F1s, maggot, 6m and edge, peg 72; Ian Burley (North West Baits) 62-14-0; Dean Barlow (Drennan) 56-5-0; Lee Addy (Drennan/Bait Tech) 54-12-0; Mike Asprey (Poplars AC) 53-3-0; Gary Mannion (Partridge Lakes) 50-12-0.

Northwich, River Weaver, Oak Tree length, Cheshire. Sat, 22. Simon Wilkinson (Dave’s of Middlewich) 28-6-0, bream and skimmers, maggot and worm, bread feeder, peg 426; Ian Belfield (Vale Royal Angling) 24-10-0; Graham Evans (Vale Royal Angling) 14-5-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 29. Mick Lever (Collins Green) 12-15-0, skimmers to 1 lb 8 oz, red maggot, bread feeder, peg 81; Alan Brooks (St. Helens) 11-10-0; Mark Harris (Miracle Baits) 9-13-0; Mark Forster (Bolton) 8.3-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Martland Mill, Lancs. Wed, 30. Karl Whalley (Sensas NW) 6-4-0, roach, bread punch, 5m, peg 113; Les Riding (Chorley Socials) 4-10-0; Les Williams (Hindley) 4-2-8; Gary Marchant (Mosella NW) 4-1-0.


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