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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers




* Blundell’s, nr. Warrington, Cheshire. Sat, 41. Mike Billingham (Bag’em Matchbaits) 108-0-0, mirrors, F1s and ghost carp to 4 lb, maggot down edge, peg 49 Trio; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 105-1-0; John Vernon (Garbolino Elton) 97-12-0; Stuart Carroll (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 91-10-0; Mike Rudd (Rochdale Angling Centre) 86-4-0; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 84-2-0.

* Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Sun, 31. Andy Grimes (Mosella) 40-0-0, carp, maggot, top two, peg 49; Dean Edwards (Fisherman’s Way) 39-0-0; Mike Smith (Matrix) 37-10-0; John Shellam (Stalybridge) 35-10-0.

* Cudmore WL, Staffs. Sat, 48. Alex Hulme (Stapeley Dynamite Matrix) 84-10-0, carp to 6 lb, skimmers and tench, poled corn down margins, peg 17; Shaun Hill (Maver Gold Bag ‘Em Yew) 80-10-0; Paul Carnwell (MAP Garbolino Bait-Tech) 74-8-0; Ian Morrison (Ted Carter Southport Blue) 69-12-0; Lewis Breeze (Drennan North West) 69-2-0; Carl Day (Matrix) 69-0-0. Teams: MAP Garbolino Bait-Tech 8; Stapeley Dynamite Matrix 9; Ted Carter Southport Blue 9; Maver Gold Bag ‘Em Yew 10. League: MAP Garbolino Bait-Tech 28; Ted Carter Southport 31; Maver Gold Bag ‘Em Yew 32; Stapeley Dynamite Matrix 34.

* Hall Lane, Bess’s Lake, Lancashire. Sun, 30. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 188-8-0, carp to 3 lb, maggot, 6m, peg 73; Wayne Kearney (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 102-6-0; Alan Lord (Ossis Tackle) 72-10-0; John McFarland (Ted Carter Preston) 72-4-0; Derek Holden (Ted Carter Preston) 71-12-0. All-Winners Final, 13 inclusive. Andy Bennett.

* Heronbrook, Slindon, Staffs., Sat, 35, Canal and Meadow pools. Graham Thomas (Eddie’s Bait Supplies) 130-4-0, carp to 7 lb, meat, 13m, peg 15; Alan Bruce (Ray’s Tackle) 129-6-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella Garbolino) 121-9-0; Simon Richardson (Cannock) 94-0-0; John Chapman (Ted Carter Southport) 91-2-0; Ian Sinker (Heronbrook) 89-2-0. Sun, 96, Winter League. Paul Williamson (Ade’s Army) 136-14-0, carp to 10 lb, poled corn in margins, Meadow peg 29; Gary Skerritt (Pickering’s) 115-9-0; Darren Heath (Pickering’s) 114-11-0, Stuart Carroll (Wigan AC) 106-15-0; Jake Robinson (Maver Midlands Bag ‘Em) 103-4-0; A. Franick (Ted Carter Southport Green) 94-1-0. Teams: Maver Midlands Bag ‘Em 5; Ted Carter Southport Blue 7; Pickering’s and Ade’s Army both 8; Maver Midlands 9; Team Norris 11. League: Maver Midlands Bag ‘Em 19; Maver Midlands 27; Pickering’s 28; Ade’s Army 32; Ted Carter Southport Blue 32; Maver Gold Bag ‘Em Yew 33.

* Lancs WL, High Hayes Farm, nr Preston. Sun, 48. Kurtis Rothwell (Burscough AS) 45-8-0, carp, pellet, Method feeder, peg 8 Lake 2; Ian McManus (St. Anthony’s) 41-10-0; Dave Marsh (Standish Sharks) 31-8-0; Steve Hoyle (Izaaks MG) 24-14-0; Paul Banks (Izaaks MG) 23-12-0; Peter Lucas (Standish Sharks) 21-2-0. Teams: Standish Sharks 16; Izaaks MG 24; Burscough AS 27. League: Standish Sharks 2; Izaaks MG 4; Burscough AS and St. Anthony’s both 7; Eccelston 9; Mosella NW 12.

* Liverpool DAA Teams of Four, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, steep drop to scout hut, Lydiate, Merseyside. Sun, 32. Ken Dooley (LAS Green) 12-12-0, tench, worm and caster, 10m; Dave Nichols (MCA Red) 7-15-0; John Easton (LAS Blue) 6-11-0; Graham Stokes (Ted Carter Southport) 6-2-0. Teams. LAS Blue 9; LAS Red 10.

* North Wales WL, Partridge Lakes, Cheshire. Sun, 50, Covey 5 & 6 and Ribbon pools. Dave Emlyn (Oakengates Angling Centre) 82-12-0, F1s, poled maggot in margins, Covey 5 peg 115; Richard O’Connor (Drennan NW)  77-8-0; Connor Barlow (Drennan NW) 75-6-0; Robbie Griffiths (Matrix Total Angling) 70-13-0; Craig Goldstraw (Maver Midlands) 70-6-0; Sean Barber (Maver Midlands) 60-6-0. Teams: Drennan NW 19; Maver Midlands 24; Lingmere 31; Oakengates Angling Centre 38; Matrix Total Angling 38 (on weight). League: Drennan NW and Maver Midlands both 3; Lingmere 6; Oakengates Angling Centre 8; Matrix Total Angling 10.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 68. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait Tech) 96-12-0, F1s, maggot and pellet, 6m and 3m, Covey peg 105; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 87-13-0; Peter Tickle (St. Helens AA) 87-12-0; Jon Arthur (Maver Midlands) 84-6-0; Wayne Nolan (Partridge Lakes) 82-1-0; Simon Beswick (Maver NW) 81-15-0. Sun, 51. Peter Humphreys (Rochdale Angling) 81-15-0, F1s and mirrors to 6 lb, corn, 6m, Covey peg 85; Mark Derbyshire (Tight Lines Shaw) 81-2-0; Phil Hulme (Patricroft AC) 72-12-0; Bob Brander (Warrington) 70-8-0; Ron Buckley (Fisherman’s Way Bury) 67-9-0; Simon Beswick (Maver NW) 67-8-0.

* St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Sun, 46. Derek Bennett (Preston Innovations) 15-15-0, bream and skimmers, maggot and worm, bread feeder, peg 77; Jimmy Hines (Saints) 15-9-0; Jimmy Evans (Garbolino) 14-9-0; Lee Addy (Drennan NW/Bait-Tech) 13-13; Steve Lacy (St. Helens) 12-14-0; Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 12-12-0.

* Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Layby stretch, Wigan, Lancs. Sat, 42. Dave Hill  (Leigh Angling) 8-11-0, skimmers and roach, bread and caster, 12m; Richard Yates (Ted Carter Preston) 6-12-0; Anthony Marsden (Wigan MG) 4-11-0; Darren Taylor (Saints) 5-5-0; Dave Edgerley(Wigan MG) 3-8-8.

* Wigan WL, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Heaton’s Bridge to Pinfold Lane, Lancs. Sun, 78. Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 9-10-8, skimmers, roach and perch, bread feeder, maggot and pinkie, 10 and 12m, peg 817; Kevin Lavell (Saints) 7-8-0; Rod Porter (Mosella NW) 7-4-0; Steve Bird (Ted Carter Preston) 7-3-12; Jonathan Jowett (Maver NW) 6-11-15. Teams. Maver NW 28; Preston 30; Wigan MG 31; Saints 32.


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Smaller fishing match results

Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 25. Paul Bottomly (Coppull Angling) 70-14-0, carp to 7 lb, pellet, 4m and 6m, peg 16; John Vernon (Garbolino/Elton Tackle) 68-8-0; Martin Bullock (Ted Carter Preston) 57-4-0; Barry Helliwell (Macey’s Aces) 50-0-0; Simon Hunt (Bannister House) 46-4-0; Steve Eckersall (Farnworth) 39-8-0 .

Blundell’s, nr. Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 21. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 112-11-0, mirrors and F1s, maggot down edge, peg 51 Trio; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 107-12-0; Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 98-14-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 95-14-0. Sun, 28. Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 102-13-0, mirrors and F1s to 3 lb, pellet, 3m, peg 13 Trio; Paul Duffy (Trafford Angling) 80-11-0; Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sports) 78-6-0; John Kerwin (Fisherman’s Way) 73-2-0; Dave Mellor (Trafford Angling Supplies) 70-14-0; Keith Leatherbarrow  (St. Helens Angling) 68-8-0.
Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Thurs, 17. John Shellam (Stalybridge) 64-10-0, carp and silvers, maggot on deck, 7m, peg 43; Jimmy Wilson (JW Pole Repairs) 50-12-0; Derrick Bibby (Cheshire Angling) 38-8-0; Dave Williams snr (Garbolino Elton) 35-12-0. Sat, 28. Mark Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 73-8-0, carp and silvers, maggot, 6m, peg 30; Trevor Dewhurst (Premier Driveways) 39-0-0; Franek Staniuzsko (Garbolino Elton) 38-2-0; Ste Carrier (Widnes AC) 35-12-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 32-0-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Staffs. Sun, 20. Paul Carnwell (Garbolino Bait-Tech) 129-8-0, carp to 6 lb, ide and tench, pellet at 13m, peg 18; Carl Lane (Prescott Angling Centre) 115-12-0; Gary Kirby (Cudmore Gold) 78-0-0; Steve Edwards (Cudmore Gold) 68-8-0.

Firswood Road, Latham, Skelmersdale, Lancs. Wed, 20. Peter Tickle (St. Helens) 64-10-0, F1s and mirror carp, maggot, 8m, peg 2; Paul Mossman (Tri-Cast Highfield) 63-2-0; Dennis Peterson (Ted Carter Southport) 49-15-0; Chris Weeder jnr (St. Helens Tackle & Bait)  48-10-0.

High Heyes Farm, Eccleston, Preston, Lancs. Sat, 17. Simon Shepherd (Ted Carter Preston) 43-4-0, ide, red maggot, 14m, peg 29; Dave Bolton (Coppull Angling) 38-4-0; Les Del Pinto (Complete Angler) 32-0-0; Neil Charnock (High Heys) 20-0-0.

Lingmere, Match Lake, Cheshire. Wed, 18, OAPs. Peter Cooke (Lobol) 84-4-0, carp and silver fish, caster and worm, 5m, peg 17; George Edwards (Lobol) 57-4-0; Barry Carlson (Lobol) 49-14-0. Sat, 21. Phil Ashdown (Lingmere) 71-12-0, carp, 16m pole to island, peg 20; Alan Dewhurst (Ted Carter) 44-8-0; Joe Oulton (Lingmere) 38-6-0; Andy Kirk (Lingmere) 34-0-0.

Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Tues, 19, OAPs. Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 76-14-0, carp to 6 lb, meat and caster, method feeder, peg 8; Roy Davis (Salemore Angling) 43-8-0; Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 43-4-0. Thurs, 19, OAPs, Thrush Pool. Dave White (Edgeley Sport) 20-12-0, chub and carp, corn, 8m, peg 20; Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 18-8-0; Steve Ashcroft (Salemore Angling) 16-2-0. Sun, 27. Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 49-4-0, carp, corn and pellet, 14m pole and method feeder, peg 34; Carl Rawlings (Danny’s Tackle) 44-12-0; Dave Hancock (Meadow View) 40-8-0; John Halson (Danny’s Tackle) 40-8-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Wed, 16. Ben Lloyd (Liverpool AS) 56-8-0, all carp, pellet, 10m, peg 53; Colin Craven (Bob’s Tackle) 55-0-0; Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle) 54-0-0; Jimmy Faulkner (Norris Green) 44-12-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Vulcan Reservoir, Lancs. Thurs, 25, OAPs. Harry Newton (Warrington) 3-11-8, skimmers and roach, maggot, 10m, peg 18; John Wheeler (Newton-le-Willows) 3-11-0; Ray Shorrocks (Farnworth) 2-10-0.
Northwood Garden Centre, Hanchurch Fishery, Stoke, Staffs. Sun, 18, Model Canal. Mark Davey (Hanchurch) 70-1-0, barbel and carp, poled pellet and maggot, peg 19; Alan Merrill (Hanchurch) 45-4-0; Danny Lowndes (Hanchurch Silver) 43-13-0.

Northwich, River Weaver, Cheshire. Sat, 29.  Andy Insley (Vale Royal Angling) 14-11-0, skimmer bream, red maggot, bread feeder, peg 7; Alex Clegg (Vale Royal Juniors) 11-13-0; Rod Frazer (Vale Royal Angling) 11-12-0; Dave James (Bolton) 10-9-0.

Old Hough, Warmingham, Middlewich, Cheshire. Tues, 4, Boulders Lake. Craig O’ Connor (Old Hough Fishery) 48-4-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet. Thurs, 18, Prospect & Lucky Dip lakes. Lewis Breeze (Sensas) 45-10-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Alex Hulme (Stapeley Dynamite Matrix) 41-3-0; Ken Power (Old Hough) 31-3-0. Sat, Big Max Lake, 16. Dave Holland (Tri-Cast Highfield) 63-2-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Bob Asher (Old Hough) 57-2-0; Steve Butler (Old Hough) 52-7-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 29, OAPs. Roy Powell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 37-11-0, F1s, ide and skimmers, white maggot, 11m, peg 20 Ribbon; Graham Broughton (Bait-Tech) 37-0-0; Gordon Fielding (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 35-0-0; Ernie Pilkington ( Ted Carter Preston) 34-3-0. Tues, 23. Barry Bush (Lingmere) 120-10-0, mirrors to 8 lb in margins and F1s shallow, corn and maggot, 3m and 7m, Covey peg 1; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait Tech) 105-3-0; Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 85-1-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 73-4-0. Wed, 47, OAPs. Steve Kelly (Ray’s Tackle) 74-2-0, F1s, maggot shallow, 6m, peg 66; Tommy Aspinall (Atherton Angling) 72-4-0; Brian Higgins (Swan Inn) 60-4-0; Des Greenhough (Partridge Lakes) 56-3-0. Thurs, 22. Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 95-5-0, F1s and mirrors, maggot shallow, 7m, Covey 6 peg 116; Connor Barlow (Drennan NW) 93-5-0; Peter Johnson (Ted Carter Preston) 67-11-0; Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle& Bait) 65-14-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 19. Lee Addy (Drennan NW/Bait-Tech) 23-6-0, roach, pinkie and caster, 7m, peg 78; Billy Kelly (Tri-Cast) 15-0-0; Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 14-10-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Navigation, Wigan, Lancs. Wed, 22. Anthony Marsden (Wigan MG) 5-2-0, roach, bread, 9m; Dean Turner (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 4-4-0; Steve Powley (Sensus NW) 4-7-0; Les Riding (Chorley Socials) 4-6-0.




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