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* Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 30. John Vernon (Elton Tackle) 114-0-0, carp to 7 lb, 6mm pellet, 6m, peg 20; Phil Wilson (Macey’s Tackle) 95-2-0; Phil Alton (Ted Carter Southport) 71-0-0; Paul Bottomley (Coppull Angling) 67-10-0; Martin Bullock (Ted Carter Preston) 66-8-0.

* Blundell’s, nr Warrington, Cheshire. Sat, 37. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 116-10-0, mirrors and F1s to 2 lb, maggot shallow, 11m, peg 3 Trio; Stuart Carroll (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 109-1-0; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 108-10-0; Cliff Noble (Stalybridge Angling Centre) 108-2-0; Dave Swain (Garbolino/Dynamite Baits) 104-3-0; Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sports) 98-7-0.

* Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Sun, 30. Mark Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 113-2-0, F1 and common carp to 4 lb, maggot shallow, 5m, peg 25; Stuart Taylor (Tackle Saver) 97-12-0; Dean Edwards (Fisherman’s Way) 91-0-0; Chris Rusco (Rod and Reel) 84-6-0.

* Hall Lane, Bess’s Lake, Lancashire. Sun, 31. Andy Bennett (Daiwa/Guru/Bait-Tech) 181-4-0, carp to 3 lb, maggot, 11m, peg 34; Steve Parry (Daiwa/Guru) 140-0-0; Barry Taylor (Wigan) 95-0-0; Gary Gunn (Ted Carter Preston) 89-10-0; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 83-8-0; Frank Yardley (Ted Carter Preston) 82-0-0.

* Heronbrook, Slindon, Staffs. Sun, 84. Jon Arthur (Pole Fishing/Maver Midlands) 140-12-0, F1s, poled pellet in margins and well over, peg 11; Ian Sinker (Heronbrook) 137-14-0; Frank Cooke (Ray’s Tackle) 128-0-0; Dave White (Maver Midlands/Bag ‘Em) 124-12-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 121-0-0; Neil Machin (Garbolino Bag ‘Em) 105-1-0.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 60. Connor Barlow (Drennan NW) 101-4-0, carp to 5 lb, white maggot, 6m, peg 107; Ron Buckley (Fisherman’s Way) 97-9-0; Keith Dixon (North West Baits) 90-12-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 74-14-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa/Guru/Bait Tech) 74-0-0; Alan Rutherford (Maver Midlands) 67-0-0. Sun, 52. Shaun Cooke (NNS/Garbolino Elton) 132-0-0, common, mirror and F1 carp, white maggot shallow, 6m, Covey peg 57; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 118-12-0; James Hemsworth (Maver Midlands) 111-11-0; Peter Humphreys (Rochdale) 102-4-0; Steve Kelly (Ray’s Tackle) 98-0-0; Graham Ramsdale (Dave’s Tackle Wigan) 95-11-0.

* Roger Williamson Memorial, Rudyard Lake, Leek, Staffs. Sat, 50. Gareth Lambert (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 28-8-0, bream and skimmers, tip and worm, peg 48; Jason Leonard (Wigan) 26-3-0; Gordon Simms jnr (Fishermans Way Bury) 25-0-0; Ant Edge (Northwich) 17-2-0; Darren Heath (Maver Pickering’s) 16-14-0; Gary Skerritt (Maver Pickering’s) 16-9-0.

* Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Burscough Slipway, Lancs. Sat, 50. Liam Killinger (Sensas North West) 7-7-0, perch to 1 lb 8 oz and roach to 1 lb, caster, 11m and 14m, pegged by main road bridge; Ken Sharples (Hindley MG) 6-7-0; Paul Balmforth (Maver NW) 6-5-8; Mark Grimshaw (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 6-1-12; Stuart Bird (Ted Carter Preston) 5-9-12; Paul Porter (Liverpool AS) 5-5-8.

* Wigan MG Teams Of Four, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Lancs. Sun, 76. Lee Kavanagh (Tri-Cast Red) 10-13-0, bream and skimmers, maggot and caster, 11m, pegged at Apperly Lock bridge; Carl Whalley (Sensas NW Red) 10-11-11; Dave Edgerley (Wigan MG Green) 10-3-0; Keith Jakiemczuik (Mosella NW Blue) 9-14-2; Mark Webb (Saints) 9-3-4; Danny Martin (Wigan MG Green) 8-14-2. Teams: Wigan MG Green 14; Wigan MG Blue 18; Mosella NW Blue 25; Saints 27.


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Smaller match results

Blundell’s, nr Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 29. Cliff Noble (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 120-1-0, mirrors and F1 carp to 3 lb, maggot shallow, 6m, peg 31 Trio; Mitch Rawlinson (Fishing Republic)  115-11-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 91-2-0; John Vernon (Garbolino Elton) 90-11-0; Danny Maguire (Mosella) 89-9-0. Sun, 26. Trio & Pine. Cliff Noble (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 155-15-0, mirrors and F1s to 3 lb, maggot shallow & meat in margins, 7m and 4m, peg17 Trio; Pete Roys (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 151-5-0; Paul Duffy (Trafford Angling Supplies) 140-6-0; Kurt Clements (Complete Fisherman) 136-3-0.
Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Thurs, 17. Stuart Taylor (Tackle Saver) 88-8-0, F1 carp, maggot, 11m pole, peg 50; Stuart Conroy (Kamasan) 75-14-0; Tom Barlow (Maver North West) 57-10-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan North West) 55-14-0; Steve Burns (Widnes AC) 49-6-0. Sat, 22. Stuart Taylor (Tackle Saver) 109-8-0, F1 and common carp, maggot, 11m, peg 50; Ross Whiteman (Cheshire Angling) 95-12-0; Ian Ridgeway (Rochdale) 80-4-0; Gary Moor (Tackle Saver) 70-4-0.

Cudmore Five-Day Festival, Cudmore Fishery, Whitmore, Staffs. 40. Day 1. Jamie Hughes (Maver/Bag ‘Em) 222-10-0, carp to 5 lb plus skimmers, poled maggot, Suez peg 18; Day 2. Chris Jones (Crewe Match Centre) 138-2-0, carp to 5 lb plus skimmers, poled pellet and corn, Suez peg 6; Day 3. John Glover Jnr. (Cudmore Gold) 175-4-0, carp to 5 lb plus skimmers, poled pellet and meat, Suez peg 48; Day 4. Paul Carnwell (Garbolino/Bait-Tech) 164-2-0, carp to 5 lb plus skimmers, poled maggot and corn, Suez peg 42; Day 5. Paul Williamson (Cudmore Gold) 170-4-0, carp to 5 lb plus skimmers, poled corn mainly in margins, Suez peg 33. Overall: Jamie Hughes (Maver/Bag ‘Em) – 7pts (£1,300); Paul Williamson (Cudmore Gold) 9; Andy Moors (Maver Pickering’s) 9; John Glover Jnr. (Cudmore Gold) 13; Paul Carnwell (Garbolino Bait-Tech) 13.

Firswood Road, Latham, Lancs. Wed, 19. Dennis Peterson (Ted Carter Southport) 74-15-0, ide and carp, maggot, 13m, peg 20; Ian Allison (Firswood) 54-13-0; Steve Rimmer (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 51-12-0; Cliff Fitzpatrick (Firswood) 47-15-0.

Hall Lane, Bess’s Lake, Lancashire. Thurs, 18. Bob Watson (Ted Carter Preston) 76-14-0, F1s, red maggot, 4m, peg 13; Bruce Peggs (Ted Carter Preston) 70-8-0; Gary Gunn (Ted Carter Preston) 66-12-0; Ray Shaw (Wigan) 59-0-0. Sat, 22. Mark Halliwell (Bag’em) 104-0-0, F1s, maggot, 11m pole, peg 34; Bruce Peggs (Ted Carter Preston) 100-12-0; Sandy Barker (Ted Carter Preston) 100-0-0; Damian Brierley (Tri Cast Highfield) 84-14-0.

Hampton Springs, Malpas, Cheshire. Tues, 13, Over-50s. Chris Hughes (Deggies Tackle) 75-9-0, carp to 9 lb, corn, 6m, peg 12 Meadows; Andrew Peat (Hampton Spring) 61-9-0; Ian Hughes (Egremont Ferry) 57-0-0.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. Sat, 12, Model Canal, C & C Vehicle Repairs. Danny Lowndes (Hanchurch Silver) 78-5-0, barbel and carp, poled red maggot, peg 55; D. Oakley (Hanchurch Fisheries) 76-11-0; Richie Crane (Hanchurch Fisheries) 68-0-0.

High Heyes Farm. Eccleston, nr Preston, Lancs. Sat, 27, Lake 3. Jimmy Brooks (Wayne’s Tackle) 30-0-0, barbel, 12m, peg 5; Adie Twist (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 23-8-0; Ken Rutledge (Ted Carter Preston) 22-12-0; Dave Bowman (High Heyes) 21-8-0.

Lingmere, Match Lake, Cheshire. Wed, 22, OAPs. Sid Robinson (Lobol) 56-9-0, F1 carp, pellet shallow, 11m, peg 5; Barry Carlson (Lobol) 35-10-0; George Edwards (Lobol) 32-14-0; Richie Hughes (Jacob’s Liverpool) 22-6-0. Sat, 19. Phil Henry (Fishermans Tackle) 64-8-0, F1s and commons, double red maggot, 13m, peg 19; Colin Doran (Widnes AC) 54-0-0; Carl Fletcher (Lingmere) 50-2-0; Ray Jackson (Willaston AC) 42-8-0.

Liverpool DAA. Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Brewery Lane, Merseyside. Sun, 17. Ray Coombs (Mersey Dockers) 18-6-0, three tench plus skimmers, bread and caster, 10m; Joe Farrell (Liverpool AS) 6-8-0; Peter Nelson (Liverpool AS) 4-4-0; Peter Bake (Liverpool AS) 4-1-0.

Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Tues, 19, OAPs. Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 32-10-0, carp to 5 lb, roach to 1 lb, red maggot, Method feeder, peg 38; Ron Morgan (Gosjac) 30-0-0; Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 21-0-0; Bob Lane (Meadow View) 20-4-0. Thurs, 18, OAPs, Thrush Pool. Ray Hignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 80-8-0, carp to 4 lb, chub to 2 lb, corn, 4m, peg 5; Bernie Collins (Meadow View) 36-0-0; Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 30-4-0; Jimmy Colecliff (Meadow View) 24-8-0. Sun, 22. Shaun Woodward (Danny’s Tackle) 83-12-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet and corn, 6m, peg 8; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 71-2-0; Barry Davis (Deeside Tackle) 62-0-0; Ricky Salmon (Meadow View) 60-0-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Wed, 16. Ben Lloyd (Liverpool AS) 53-0-0, carp to 6 lb, worm, 14 m, peg 54; Colin Craved (Bob’s Tackle) 51-0-0; Alan Miller (Liverpool Dockers) 38-8-0; Stan Philips (Liverpool Dockers) 38-0-0. Sat, 17, Mistral Lake. John Raby (Elton Tackle) 72-14-0, carp to 12 lb, worm over hemp, 10m, peg 52; Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle) 69-2-0; Colin Craven (Bob’s Tackle) 63-10-0; Lee Redman (Ted Carter Southport) 57-14-0. Sun, 17, Mistral. Dave Duggan (Liverpool AS) 96-6-0, carp to 5 lb, worm over hemp, 12m, peg 4; Mick Woolvine (Ted Carter Southport) 91-0-0; Steve Parry (Fazakerley) 86-4-0; Alan Miller (Liverpool Dockers) 81-8-0

Newton-le-Willows AA, Vulcan Reservoir, Merseyside. Thurs, 26, Over-60s. Harry Newton (Warrington) 11-2-0, carp, roach and skimmers, caster, 12m, peg 9; Paul Hill (Widnes) 7-9-0; Dave Boyle (Newton-le-Willows) 6-14-0; Dougie Thom (Liverpool) 6-10-0. Fri, 20, White Door Dam, Lancs. Frank Holding (Ted Carter Southport) 17-0-0, roach, hemp and caster, 5m, peg 17; Harry Newton (Warrington) 8-11-0; Eddie Cook (Warrington) 4-4-0; Eric Kirby (Whiston) 4-1-0.  Sun, 20, Sankey Canal upper pound. Eddie Cook (Warrington) 25-11-0, bream and carp, worm and caster, 13m, peg 53; Paul Isherwood (Newton-le-Willows) 11-12-0; Barry Holbrook (Warrington) 5-6-8; Mark Brown (Newton) 5-2-0.
Old Hough Fishery, Warmingham, Cheshire. Tues, 5, Upper Benbo Lake. Keith Knight (Old Hough) 50-0-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Eric Moore (Old Hough) 47-0-0. Thurs, 13, Lucky Dip & Prospect. John Pearson (Gilder’s Tackle) 69-5-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Rob Sumner (Old Hough) 43-14-0; Matt Dawes (ABC Team Wales) 42-8-0. Sat, 25, Big Max. Antony King (Barlow’s Tackle) 54-5-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Howard Parker (Old Hough) 46-4-0; Dave Holland (Old Hough) 40-3-0; Matt Dawes (ABC Team Wales) 36-5-0; Scott Rutter (Old Hough) 35-4-0; Phil Cliffe Jnr. (Old Hough Fishery) 30-6-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 25, OAPs. Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 59-9-0, ide, F1s, common and mirror carp, pellet and maggot, 11m and 6m, peg 12 Ribbon; John Sharp (Wigan) 45-10-0; Irvine Melling (Harry’s Tackle) 41-10-0; Ian Blakeley (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 41-2-0. Wed, 64, OAPs. Dave Timmins (Gilders Tackle) 70-4-0, F1s and ide, maggot shallow, 6m, Covey peg 59; Graham Broughton (Bait-Tech) 53-9-0; Derek Bibby (Cheshire Angling) 52-12-0; Gordon Bethel (Speke Old Boys) 49-0-0; Tom Aspinall (Atherton Tackle) 44-11-0; Martin Knox (Partridge Lakes) 43-8-0. Thurs, 18. Keith Dixon (North West Baits) 121-9-0, F1s, common and mirror carp, maggot shallow, 6m, peg 10; Mike Rogerson (Drennan North West) 113-5-0; Steve Kelly (Ray’s Tackle) 106-7-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait Tech) 104-7-0.

St Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 23. Phil Scholes (Manchester) 21-5-0, bream and skimmers, maggot, crumb feeder, peg 75; Dennis Knight (Wigan) 17-3-0; Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 12-0-0; Graham Marr (St. Helens) 11-14-0. Sat, 19. Jimmy Hines (Saints) 23-0-0, roach and hybrids, caster, 14m, peg 67; Jeff Holland (St. Helens) 19-11-0; Mark Addy (Drennan/Bait-Tech) 16-13-0.

Stoke City DAS, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Junction, Staffs. Sat, 15. Martin Owen (Browning Lifestyle) 8-3-8, perch and roach, poled caster and squatt, peg 85; Stef Johansen (Team Eclipse) 6-1-7; Les Oswelowski (Team Les O) 5-7-13; George Davies (Bilston Angling Centre) 5-3-10.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Adlington, Lancs. Wed, 28. Les Riding (Hindley MG) 4-6-4, skimmers and roach, bread, 11m, pegged at Skew Bridge; Alan Crook (Maver North West) 3-14-0; Rob Porter (Gilders Tackle) 3-7-0; Bob Platt (Chorley Socials) 3-4-12.




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