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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers




* Blundell’s, Warrington, Cheshire. Sat, 45. Steve Barraclough (Frenzee/Bait-Tech) 94-6-0, mirrors and F1s to 3 lb, pellet, 6m, peg 47 Trio; Mark Hassell (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 87-4-0; Alan Sharman (Garbolino Elton) 81-14-0; Keith Leatherbarrow (St. Helens Angling) 79-10-0; Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 75-4-0; Cliff Noble (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 74-13-0.

* Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Sun, 31. Dave Williams (Fisherman’s Way) 86-14-0, F1 carp, maggot and pellet, 10m, peg 2; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 80-0-0; Dean Edwards (Fisherman’s Way) 59-4-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 57-10-0.

* Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sun, 48, Canal, Bridge, Island and Match lakes. Mark Fox (Matrix Dynamite Trentman) 147-1-0, F1s, meat at 5m, Bridge peg 21; Antony King (Ted Carter Southport) 143-8-0; Alex Langton (Matrix Stapeley Angling) 131-8-0; Ade Kelsall (Stoke) 120-7-0; Paul Gibson (Maver Pickering’s) 109-14-0; Craig Willett (Matrix Stapeley Angling) 109-1-0.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 57. Connor Barlow (Drennan NW) 75-4-0, carp to 5 lb, white maggot, 4m, peg 83; Mathew Djucick (Maver Midlands) 71-7-0; Alan Rutherford (Maver Midlands) 71-2-0; Jason Brown (Maver Midlands) 67-6-0; Mick Bower (Hemsworth) 65-14-0; Keith Dixon (North West Baits) 61-3-0. Sun, 59. Kerry Kirkwood (Trafford Angling) 99-6-0, F1s and mirror carp, white maggot shallow, 6m, Covey peg 87; Peter Humphries (Rochdale Angling) 93-11-0; Connor Barlow (Drennan NW) 92-15-0; Steven Knowles (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 88-1-0; Colin Mayor (Drennan NW) 85-6-0; Jeffrey Scott (Rochdale Angling) 69-12-0.

* Stapeley Crewe Summer League, Trent & Mersey Canal, Northwich, Cheshire. Sun, 90. Kev Clarke (Sam’s Tackle Wigan) 10-5-0, roach and skimmers, poled squatt and caster, Broken Cross; Eric Gardner (Team Eclipse) 9-13-0; Ben Garbett (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 9-4-12; Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 8-4-8; Jason Cunningham (Shakespeare) 8-3-8; Sean Birchall (Sam’s Tackle Wigan) 7-13-0. Teams: Shakespeare Superteam 71; Wolverhampton AA VDE 68; Sam’s Tackle Wigan 66; Maver Midlands 58; Ted Carter, Southport 57; Team Eclipse 56. Final League: Ted Carter, Southport 353; Sam’s Tackle Wigan 349; Shakespeare Superteam 348; Wolverhampton AA VDE 343; Browning Lifestyle Red 334; Saints 324.



Smaller match results

Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 24. Phil Cookson (Elton Tackle) 151-12-0, carp to 12 lb, pellet, 2m, peg 21; Peter Beardworth (Bannister) 116-0-0; Martin Kay (Elton Tackle) 109-12-0; Steve Burgess (Garbolino) 94-0-0.

Blundell’s, Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 28. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 172-3-0, mirrors and F1s, maggot shallow, 6m, peg 59 Trio; Dave Simpson (Homeguard AC) 147-8-0; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 142-13-0; Cliff Noble (Stalybridge Angling Centre) 134-6-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 113-0-0. Sun, 16. Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sports) 84-9-0, mirrors and F1s, maggot shallow, 6m, Trio peg 55; Peter Cunniffe (Gilders) 81-3-0; Keith Leatherbarrow (St. Helens Angling) 79-7-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Thurs, 18. Stuart Taylor (Tackle Saver) 122-10-0, F1 carp, maggot, 10m, peg 3; Tom Barlow (Maver North West) 80-4-0; Derek Bibby (Cheshire Angling) 70-0-0; Andy Butler (Mosella) 53-12-0. Sat, 25. Dave Williams (Fisherman’s Way) 70-8-0, F1 carp to 3 lb, pellet and maggot, 11m, peg 43; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 64-12-0; Ian Riding ( Rochdale Angling) 59-12-0; Stuart Taylor (Tackle Saver) 58-4-0.

Firswood Road, Skelmersdale, Lancs. Wed, 20. Keith Owen (Rays Tackle) 82-4-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet, 6m, peg 3; Peter Tickle (St. Helens) 74-3-0; Paul Mossman (Tri-Cast Highfield) 64-1-0; Lee Redmond (Rays Tackle) 53-11-0. Sat, 16. Paul Mossman (Tri-Cast Highfield) 112-10-0, carp and ide, maggot and pellet, 10m, peg 7; Ben Newbury (Tri-Cast Highfield) 107-12-0; Dennis Peterson (Ted Carter Southport) 106-1-0; Frank Cooke (Ray’s Tackle) 99-11-0.

Hall Lane, Bess’s Lake, Lancashire. Thurs, 17. Bob Watson (Ted Carter Preston) 93-8-0, F1s, red maggot, 11m, peg 48; Frank Yardley (Ted Carter Preston) 67-0-0; Mike Marsh (Ted Carter Preston) 60-10-0. Sat, 19. Bob Watson (Ted Carter Preston) 84-0-0, F1 carp and ide, maggot, 11m, peg 63; Mark Halliwell (Ted Carter Southport) 81-4-0; Frank Yardley (Ted Carter Preston) 77-4-0. Sun,  23. Mike Rodgerson (Drennan NW) 143-8-0, F1 carp, red maggot, 3m, peg 63; Wayne Kearny (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 123-8-0; Mike Dewhurst (St. Anthony’s) 103-0-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa/Guru/Bait Tech) 88-8-0.

Hampton Springs, Malpas, Cheshire. Tus, 21, Over-50s. Andrew Peat (Hampton Springs) 131-12-0, carp to 12 lb, meat and pellet, 3m, peg 31 Long Island; Ian Hughes (Egremont Ferry) 68-2-0; Ray Rigby (Ted Carter Southport) 63-8-0; Peter Hodge (Hampton) 59-14-0.

Hanchurch Fishery, Hanchurch, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. Sun, 15, Northwood Centre Aggregate, Model Canal, Danny Lowndes (Hanchurch Silver) 69-15-0, F1s, poled red maggot, peg 26; Ian Garside (Hanchurch) 56-8-0; Steve Michaels (Tri-Cast Highfield) 55-4-0.

High Heyes Farm, Eccleston, Lancs. Sat, 23. Dave Bolton (Coppull Anglers) 49-0-0, carp & ide, maggot, 16m, peg 19 Lake 3; Alex Feeney (Matrix/Wayne’s Tackle) 41-8-0; Martin Sharrock (High Heyes) 32-12-0; Gavin Platt (Wayne’s Tackle) 30-4-0.

Lingmere, Match Lake, Cheshire. Wed, 22, OAPs. George Edwards (Lobal AC)54-6-0, mirrors and F1s, pellet, 6m, peg 20; Ian Hughes (Egremont Ferry) 47-0-0;Richard Hughes (Jacob’s Liverpool) 45-2-0;Ray Jackson (Willaston) 44-12-0. Sat, 19. Colin Doran (Widnes AC) 80-4-0, carp and barbel, maggot in margins, 5m, peg 17; Carl Fletcher (Lingmere) 75-5-0; Dave Woodworth (Lingmere) 69-13-0; Jay Cloney (Vine Baits) 45-9-0.

Liverpool DAA. Leeds-Liverpool Canal, British Legion section, Merseyside. Sun, 17. Peter Nelson (Liverpool AS) 4-14-0, skimmers and roach, bread punch, 11m; Mike Dixon (Liverpool Dockers) 3-15-0; Jeff Stirrat (Ted Carter Southport) 2-2-0.



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Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Tues, 18, OAPs. Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 106-8-0, carp to 8 lb, corn, method feeder, peg 4; Mike Bell (Linealls) 52-8-0; Roy Davis (Salemore) 52-0-0; Peter Robinson (Altrincham) 43-0-0. Thurs, 17, OAPs, Thrush Pool. Jim Holme (Danny’s Tackle) 41-8-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet, 4m, peg 5; Ken Jeffries (Edgeley Sport) 33-8-0; Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 32-4-0; Eddy Wyley (Danny’s Tackle) 31-0-0. Sun, 18. Graham Stokes (Tri-Cast) 85-4-0, carp and bream to 8 lb, maggot and pellet, method feeder, peg 32; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 74-4-0; Philip Chung (Twangers) 55-8-0; Ricky Salmon (Meadow View) 55-4-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Wed, 17. Paul Farquhar (Liverpool AS) 93-14-0, all carp to 10 lb, worm over hemp seed, pole 14m, peg 25; Alex Bentley (Rays Tackle) 86-12-0; John Easton (Liverpool AS) 80-10-0; Stan Philips (Liverpool Dockers) 58-14-0. Sat, 17, Mistral Lake. Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle) 77-2-0, carp to 15 lb, pellet, straight lead, peg 55; Peter Gradwell (Liverpool AS) 53-7-0; Dave Philips (Ted Carter Southport) 41-10-0; Colin Craven (Bob’s Tackle) 35-6-0. Sun, 16, Mistral. Mick Woolvine (Ted Carter Southport) 102-10-0, carp to 10 lb, worm over hemp, 14m, peg 5; Andrew Molyneux (Liverpool AS) 79-4-0; John Raby (Elton Tackle) 75-4-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Yew Tree Reservoir, Merseyside. Thurs, 26, Over-60s. Dougie Thom (Liverpool) 17-6-0, carp, roach and skimmers, caster, 12m, peg 11; Frank Holden (Liverpool) 16-7-0; Eddie Marcroft (Newton-le-Willows) 15-0-0; Paul Hill (Widnes) 15-0-0. Sun, 20, Sankey Canal upper pound. Harry Newton (Warrington) 11-2-0, bream and roach, maggot, 11m, peg 37; Keith Holden (Newton-le-Willows) 9-0-0; Terry Speakman (Newton-le-Willows) 8-4-0.
Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 29, OAPs. Ken Weeder (Widnes AC) 61-9-0; F1 carp and mirrors to 6 lb, pellet, 11m, peg 2 Spay; John Wilson (Coppull Angling) 47-0-0; Chris Weeder (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 45-9-0; Alan Talbot (Dave’s Tackle Wigan) 44-6-0. Tues, 22, Covey. Dave Simpson (Homeguard AC) 105-8-0, common, mirror and F1s, white maggot shallow, pole 6m, peg 88; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 104-4-0; Ian Burly (North West Baits) 98-8-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa/Guru/Bait-Tech) 92-15-0. Weds, 67, OAPs, Covey. Chris Weeder (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 85-14-0, F1 and mirror carp, white maggot shallow, 6m pole, peg 64; Ian Bentham (Coppull Angling) 84-6-0; Barry Whittle (Dave’s Tackle Wigan) 71-4-0; Derek Bibby (Cheshire Angling) 68-5-0; Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 66-7-0; Kevin Dawber (Oldham Owls) 63-7-0. Thurs, 27. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/ Bait Tech) 188-10-0, ide, F1 and mirror carp, maggot shallow, pole 7m and 3m margins, peg 1; Mick Reed (Garbolino Elton) 145-8-0; Ian Burley (North West Baits) 135-11-0; Kieron Rich (Diawa) 121-13-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Mon, 22. Mathew Forster (Halifax) 23-0-0; carp and bream; worm, crumb feeder, peg 75; Billy Kelly (Tri-Cast) 17-12-0; Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 17-8-0; Dennis Knight (Wigan) 16-10-0. Sat, 20. Shaun Fletcher (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 20-11-0, bream and skimmers, worm, crumb feeder, peg 82; Paul Swift (Bolton) 20-7-0; Jimmy Evans (Alderson’s Groundbait) 17-11-0; Derek Bennett (Preston Innovations) 17-3-0.

Stoke City DAS, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Junction, Staffs. Sat, 17. Martin Owen (Browning Lifestyle) 9-0-0, mainly perch, few roach, poled caster, chopped worm and maggot, peg 143; Eric Gardner (Team Eclipse) 7-11-10; Dave McCall (Shakespeare) 6-11-0; Paul Murrin (Browning Lifestyle) 6-4-10; Keith Hulland (Team Eclipse) 6-4-8.

Wigan DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Navigation, Lancashire. Wed, 30. Shaun Birchall (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 5-8-4, skimmer bream, roach and perch, maggot over groundbait, 11m, peg 187; Gary Marchant (Mosella NW) 5-1-12; Alan Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 4-11-12; Gareth Charnock (Liverpool AS) 4-11-12. Sat, 41, Heaton’s Bridge. Anthony Silcock (Sensas NW) 7-0-0, skimmers and roach, punch, maggot and hemp, pole at 7, 11 and 13m, peg at rear of pub; Stuart Bird (Ted Carter Preston) 6-9-12; Gareth Charnock (Liverpool AS) 5-12-8; Anthony Marsden (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 5-5-12; Lenny Stringfellow (Hindley MG) 4-14-12; Laurence Clayton (Hindley MG) 4-13-12.



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