Angler's Mail bring you the match fishing results, starting with Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year Qualifiers, from July 19-20.


* Bradshaw Hall, nr Bolton, Lancs. Sun, 47, Lodges 8/9. Jon Jowett (Maver NW) 58-15-0, pellet and maggot, small carp; Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 57-14-0; John Vernon (Elton Tackle) 52-12-0; Dave Williams (Elton Tackle) 42-4-0.

* Hall Lane, Parbold, Lancs. Sun, 30, Bessie’s Lake. Rob Pelling (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 126-14-0, carp and F1s to 3 lb, maggot, 13m and margins, peg 22; Mack Ruddy (Wigan Angling) 119-12-0; Ian Blakeley (Saints) 107-12-0; Mike Rogerson (Preston Innovations) 104-0-0; Gary Gunn (Ted Carter Preston) 100-4-0.

* Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sat, 70, Canal, Bridge, Meadow and Match pools. James Decluet (Ray’s Tackle) 168-4-0, carp to 17 lb and F1s, worm across and edges, Match peg 18; Mark Lloyd (Telford) 157-5-0; John Chapman (Ted Carter Southport) 152-4-0; Clive Wynn (Wrexham) 146-4-0; Frank Cooke (Ray’s Tackle) 144-4-0; Stuart Conroy (Drennan NW) 132-4-0.

* Northwich, River Weaver, black boards and boats sections, Cheshire. Sun, 40. Lee Addy (Drennan Bait-Tech) 32-14-0, bream and skimmers, dead maggot on crumb feeder, peg 40; Simon Wilkinson (Dave’s of Middlewich) 18-4-0; Andy Insley (Vale Royal Angling) 14-0-0; Keith Cummins (Birkenhead) 12-14-0.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 37, Covey Lakes. Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 173-5-0, F1s mirror carp to 5 lb, paste shallow, 6m, peg 42; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 162-11-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 160-14-0; Kristian Jones (Maver) 141-3-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 137-9-0; Micky Barlow (Garbolino Mosella) 123-11-0. Sun, 73, Covey. Paul Balmforth (Maver NW) 94-5-0, Carp to 7 lb and F1s, worm, 11m and 4m, peg 100 lake 4; Peter Tickle (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 93-1-0; Brian Conroy (Warrington Tackle and Gun) 89-7-0; Mark Wright (Gilders) 86-15-0; John Leeds (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 81-5-0; Shaun Cooke (Garbolino Elton) 81-2-0.

* Wigan DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Lancs. Sat, 36, Gorse Lane. Alan Crooke (Maver NW) 13-7-0, tench skimmers and perch, maggot and worm, 11m, pegged at woodyard bridge; Dave Massey (Wigan MG) 10-4-0; Anthony Marsden (Wigan MG) 8-11-0; Danny Martin (Wigan MG) 7-10-8; Dave Trafford (Ted Carter Preston) 6-1-4. Sun, 40, Cowling. Derek Walker (Little Lever) 5-5-0, gudgeon and skimmers, maggot, pole 8m, pegged at great heights; Steve Wilson (Mosella NW) 4-4-0; Dave McGuinn (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 3-13-8; Tony Prescott (Chorley Social) 3-3-8; Mick Topping (Maver NW) 3-1-0.


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Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 27. Barry Helliwell (Macy’s Tackle) 95-8-0, carp to 7 lb, corn and pellet, pole 11m and edge, peg 35; Martin Bullcock (Ted Carter Preston) 88-8-0; Paul Bottomly (Coppull Angling) 81-8-0; Lee Murphy (Ted Carter Preston) 80-10-0; Martyn Kaye (Elton Tackle) 68-0-0; Carl Durrant (Lostock Tackle) 64-8-0.

Blundell’s, nr Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 28, rover. Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 163-10-0, mirror and F1 carp to 3 lb, pellet shallow, 8m, peg 31 Trio; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 150-1-0; Warren Kirkby (Ashton Angling) 148-7-0; David Howard (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 139-11-0; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 135-8-0; Keith Leatherbarrow (St. Helens Angling) 123-13-0. Thurs pm, rover, 15. Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 103-5-0, ide, F1s and carp to 8 lb, pellet, pole down edge, peg 25 West; David Howard (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 93-5-0; Mitch Rawlinson (Fishing Republic) 84-5-0. Sat. Rover. 26. Keith Noble (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 138-4-0, mirror F1 and common carp to 3 lb, Keith Leatherbarrow (St. Helens Angling) 126-14-0; John Kerwin (Fisherman’s Way Bury) 125-1-0; Dave Swain (Mosella Garbolino) 122-12-0. Sun, 28, Pine and Trio. Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru) 138-1-0, carp and F1s to 3 lb, pellet, 3m down edge, peg 3 trio; Cliff Noble (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 132-12-0; Dave Mellor (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 119-8-0; John Kerwin (Fisherman’s Way Bury) 117-11-0; Steve Gallagher (Ted Carter’s Southport) 108-11-0.

Brookside. Snake Pit. Cheshire. Thurs, 19. Mark Plevin (Lionel’s) 126-12-0, carp to 4 lb, meat at 12m, peg 5; John Shellam (Stalybridge) 94-12-0; Ian Ridgway (Rochdale Angling) 90-14-0; Chris Ruscoe (Rod’n’Reel) 64-10-0; Dave Whitehouse (Manchester) 62-14-0. Sat, 21. Andy Hartley (Widnes AC) 116-0-0, F1s and commons to 5 lb, banded pellet and bread, 6 and 12m pole, peg 21; John Shellam (Stalybridge) 107-14-0; Mark Plevin (Lionel’s) 88-12-0; David Williams snr (Garbolino Elton) 76-0-0; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 74-10-0. Sun, 22. John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 82-8-0, F1s, pellet, 14m, peg 43; Lee Shackleton (Gilders Tackle) 68-14-0; Chris Ruscoe (Rod ‘n Reel) 64-14-0; Mark Plevin (Lionel’s) 62-2-0; Ste Carrier (Widnes AC) 57-14-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Staffs. Wed. 25, Suez and Panama canals. Mark Kearns (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 100-10-0, carp to 4 lb, ide and tench, paste at 6m, Panama 3; John Davis (Atomic Baits) 95-4-0; Clive Nixon (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 86-4-0; Gary Kirby (Cudmore) 80-10-0.

Hampton Springs, Malpas, Cheshire. Wed, 24, over-50s. Les Picken (Holywell Anglers) 105-2-0, carp to 8 lb plus silvers, meat, corn and pellet in margins, peg 37 Long Island lake; John Cheetham (Widnes AC) 71-12-0; Ian Hughes (Egremont Ferry) 71-4-0; Chris Diamond (Eddies Bait Supplies) 63-4-0.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Hanchurch, Staffs. Wed, 20, over-60s, Model Canal. Neil Powell (Hanchurch) 54-0-0, carp, meat, peg 4; H. Simcock (Hanchurch) 47-6-0; M. Evans (Hanchurch) 37-13-0.

High Heyes Farm, Eccleston, Lancs. Sat. 21.  Danny Maguire (Mosella) 61-12-0, carp to 10 lb, worm, pole 12m, peg 28; John Saunby Jnr (Lostock Tackle) 43-8-0; Dave Bolton (Coppull Anglers) 42-4-0; Mark Adams (Ted Carter Preston) 41-12-0.

Lingmere, Match Lakes, Cheshire. Wed, 22, OAPs. Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 191-0-0, carp and barbel, caster, 5m, peg 38, new OAPs venue record; Sid Robinson (Lobol) 112-3-0; Ian Hughes (Egremont Ferry) 79-12-0; Les Pickin (Connah’s Quay) 75-6-0. Sat. 16. Dave Woodworth (Lingmere) 154-10-0, carp to 6 lb, maggot shallow, 13m pole, peg 7; Alan Dewhurst (Lingmere) 99-3-0; Bob Griffiths (Connah’s Quay) 82-4-0.

Meadow View, nr Lymm, Cheshire. Tues, 23, OAPs, Lark Pool. Dave Horan (Gidlow Angling) 40-8-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet and corn, 6m, peg 33; Dave Hancox  (Baileys Tackle and Gun) 35-8-0; Paul Ledgerton (Meadow View) 32-10-0; Dave White (Hazel Grove) 29-0-0. Thurs, 19, Linnet Pool. Geoff Wilson (Meadow View) 66-2-0, all carp to 4 lb, corn and pellet, pole 6m down side, peg 14; Don Bruce (Edgeley Sport) 44-12-0; Ray Hignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 28-12-0. Sat, 19, Lark. Jimmy Garside (Danny’s Tackle) 75-2-0, carp to 11 lb, pellet and corn, 14m, peg 32; Ricky Salmon (Burt Baits) 71-0-0; Barry Davies (Deeside Tackle) 67-4-0. Sun, 21, Lark. Sean Woodward (Danny’s Tackle) 54-0-0, carp to 6 lb, bream to 4 lb and ide to 2 lb, corn and pellet, 12m, peg 6; Phil Chung (Twangers) 52-4-0; Paul Ledgerton (Ray’s Tackle) 51-0-0; Barry Davies (Deeside Tackle) 50-0-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake. Merseyside. Wed, 22. Toby Gill (Mescar Scoopers) 88-8-0, carp to 9 lb, worm over hemp, 10m, peg 49; Ben Lloyd (LAS) 85-4-0; Steve Gallagher (Ted Carter Southport) 67-14-0; Gareth Charnock (LAS) 53-0-0. Sun, 29. Mescar. Mark Halliwell (Tackle Tarts) 85-2-0, carp to 4 lb, banded pallet at 14m, peg 39; Stuart Eccles (JR’s Angling) 71-4-0; B. Richardson (Rays Tackle) 67-14-0; Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru) 62-4-0.

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Newton-le-Willows AA, Sankey Canal, St. Helens, Merseyside Thurs, 25, OAPs. Dave Jennings (Douglas I-O-man) 9-8-0, bream, caster, 12m pole, peg 3 upper pound; Ray Shorrocks (Farnworth) 8-5-0; Eddie McLorie (Newton-le-Willows) 7-9-0; Phil Barton (Haydock) 7-5-0. Sat, 20, Monastry Dam. Tim Griffiths (Ashton-in-Makerfield) 17-0-0, skimmers, caster, 9m, peg 9; Dave Bolton (St. Helens) 4-4-0. Sun, 25, Sankey Canal. Terry Speakman (Newton-le-Willows) 14-0-8, bream, maggot, 12m, peg 65; Bill Aston (Leigh) 13-1-8; Ray Shorrocks (Farnworth) 11-11-8.
Old Hough,
Middlewich, Cheshire. Tues, 15, Prospect and Lucky Dip pools. Kevin Price (Old Hough) 38-14-0, carp, pellet; Colin Baguley (Old Hough) 37-0-0. Thurs, 19, Upper and Lower Benbo. Alex Hulme (Old Hough) 60-15-0, carp, pellet; Dave Machin (Old Hough) 39-11-0. Sat, 13, Boulders and Goose. Darren Mulheir (Old Hough) 67-4-0, carp, pellet; Ray Rigby (Widnes AC) 61-11-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 31, OAPs. Spey, Marsh and Ribbon lakes. Graham Broughton (Bait-Tech) 71-12-0, F1 and mirror carp, pellet, 6m and margins, peg 2 Marsh; Chris Diamond (Eddies Fishing Supplies) 64-1-0; Ron Kinsella (Widnes AC) 63-4-0; John Sharp (Partridge Lakes) 61-5-0. Tues, 32, Covey. Ian Burly (North West Baits) 92-1-0; F1s and carp, maggot shallow, 8m, peg 6; Steve Kay (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 82-4-0; Nick Barlow (Ashton Angling Centre) 76-0-0; Steve Smyth (Partridge) 75-10-0. Wed, 69, OAPs, Covey. Eddie Battersby (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 99-7-0, ide, F1s and common carp, white maggot shallow, 6m, peg 54; Nick King (Tackle Saver) 93-2-0; Phil Oaks (Garswood Hall) 84-5-0; John Wilson (Coppull Angling) 78-0-0; Dave Timmins (Gilders Tackle) 74-9-0; Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 69-4-0. Thurs, 46, Covey. Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 112-10-0, F1s, pellet and maggot shallow, 6 and 11m, peg 171; Mike Rogerson (Preston Innovations/Ashton Angling) 108-11-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 105-12-0; Alan Dawson (Rochdale Angling) 105-4-0; Alan Lamb (Tohas) 104-12-0; Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 96-10-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 14. Gedd Rigby (St. Helens A.A) 16-7-0, skimmers and roach, red maggot, bread feeder, peg 111; David Rigby (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 11-2-0; John Rimmer (Skelmersdale) 10-0-0.

Stoke City DAA, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Junction, Staffs. Sat, 19. Paul Turner (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 11-1-0, perch, bream and hybrids, poled caster, peg 66; Steve Broome (Bilston Angling Centre) 10-11-8; Nigel Clayton (Browning Lifestyle) 9-9-12.

Wigan DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Addlington laybys, Lancashire. Wed, 18. Dave Trafford (Ted Carter Preston) 2-7-6, skimmers and roach, maggot, 9m pole; Colin Blurton (Maver) 2-0-0; Graham Mortimer (Sensas) 2-0-0; Les Riding (Hindley MG) 1-15-0.

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