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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year Qualifiers, July 5/6, 2014

* Blundell’s, nr Warrington, Cheshire. Sat, 40, rover. Keith Leatherbarrow (St. Helens Angling) 122-12-0, mirrors and F1s to 3 lb, paste, 4m down edge, peg 21 Trio Lake; Cliff Noble (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 110-5-0; Phil Simpson (Ashton Angling) 103-3-0; Paul Selvedge (Partridge Lakes) 101-8-0; Karl Webster (Urmston) 98-8-0; Alan Sharman (Garbolino Elton) 92-3-0.

* Hall Lane, Parbold, Lancs. Sun, 47, Bessie’s Lake. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 108-0-0, F1s to 3 lb, maggot, 13m, peg 26; Mike Rogerson (Preston Innovations) 101-4-0; John McFarland (Rochdale Angling) 94-0-0; Gary Gunn (Ted Carter Preston) 85-0-0; Phil Alton (Ted Carter’s Southport) 83-2-0; Dave James (Bolton) 81-12-0.

* Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sat, 63, Meadow, Bridge, Island and Match pools. Steve Hughes (Preston Innovations) 202-7-0, carp to 10 lb, method feeder with banded pellet, Island peg 14; John Chapman (Ted Carter Southport) 153-14-0; Antony King (Ted Carter Southport) 135-6-0; Ed Warren (Kamasan Starlets) 134-10-0; Steve Norris (Edgeley Sports) 132-12-0; Lee Hodgkinson (Matrix/Trentmen) 131-2-0.

* Newton-le-Willows AA, Sankey Canal Upper Pound, Merseyside. Sun, 30. Eddie Cook (Warrington) 16-11-0, bream, tench and carp, pellet, 12m, peg 60; Mark Brown (Newton-le-Willows) 8-2-8; Bill Aston (Leigh) 5-13-4; Ian Wilson (Newton-le-Willows) 5-12-8.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 55, Covey. Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 158-15-0, F1s and carp to 8 lb, pellet over groundbait and micros, top two plus one, peg 60; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 129-8-0; Simon Beswick (Maver NW) 123-3-0; James Howarth (Tri-Cast Highfield) 111-1-0; Joe Cartwright (Matrix/Ashton Angling) 104-9-0; Matthew Dawes (Tri-Cast Weston) 102-13-0. Sun, 71. Barry Bush (Lingmere) 166-0-0, F1s, double white maggot, 6m, peg 85; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 143-12-0; Shaun Cook (Garbolino Elton) 128-13-0; Wayne Kearney (Tri-Cast Rochdale)  117-11-0; Rob Pelling (Gilders Tackle) 112-6-0; Lee Harrison (Drennan Barnsley Blacks) 110-4-0.

* Stoke City DAA Open, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Junction, Staffs. Sat, 30. Dean Williams (Team Eclipse) 7-14-4, roach, skimmers and perch, poled squatt, peg 1; Dave Massey (Wigan MG) 5-14-9; Kevin Clarke (Sam’s Tackle) 5-14-4; Steve Cope (Four Ashes AC) 5-9-0.


* Wigan DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Heatons Bridge, Lancs. Sun, 44. Alan Whalley (Sensas) 9-7-12, skimmers and roach, caster, 8m; Les Williams (Hindley MG) 7-12-0; Jimmy Martin (Bolton) 7-9-4; Brian Meadows (Leigh) 5-11-0; Mike Taylor (Bolton) 5-3-0; Carl Whalley (Sensas NW) 4-14-0.



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Bannister House, nr Preston, Lancs. Sun, 21. Paul Bottomley (Coppull Angling) 155-6-0, carp to 10 lb, pellet, pole top two, peg 56; Mark Halliwell (Bag’em) 124-4-0; John Brogden (Ted Carter Southport) 117-6-0; Keith Owen (Firswood) 106-8-0; Steve Burgess (Garbolino Elton) 100-14-0.

Blundell’s, nr Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 20, Rover. Pete Roys (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 161-13-0, F1s and carp, pellet shallow, pole 4 and 11m, peg 41 Trio; Cliff Noble (Stalybridge Angling) 137-9-0; John Fairhurst (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 135-1-0; Mitch Rawlinson (Fishing Republic) 130-14-0. Thurs, 18, rover. Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 96-3-0, F1s, carp, tench and ide, pellet, 9m, peg 35 West; Karl Webster (Urmston) 87-3-0; David Howard (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 85-11-0; Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 77-12-0. Sun, 21, Trio. Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 192-8-0, F1s and carp to 3 lb, pellet down edge, peg 21; Stuart Carroll (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 151-7-0; Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 134-12-0; Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sport) 94-4-0.

Border Fisheries, Betley, Cheshire. Thurs, 15, Veterans. Ian Shaw (Bay Malton) 39-1-0, carp, corn at 10m plus method feeder; Barry Holmes (Bay Malton) 32-4-0; Dave Hall (Bay Malton) 31-1-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Thurs, 18. John Shellam (Stalybridge) 183-12-0, carp to 5 lb, maggot, 12m, peg 8; Ray Thonpson (Vale Royal Angling) 73-6-0; Andy Butler (Mosella) 72-10-0; Alan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle) 63-8-0; Chris Ruscoe (Rod n Reel) 48-0-0. Sat, 21. Stuart Conroy (Kamasan) 126-4-0, F1s and carp, maggot, 7m, peg 8; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 118-8-0; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 81-2-0; John Shellam (Stalybridge) 76-14-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 72-8-0. Sun, 24. John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 113-8-0, F1s, pellet, 7m, peg 17; John Shellam (Stalybridge) 110-6-0; Mike Smith (Tri-Cast Highfield) 98-0-0; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 95-14-0; Mark Plevin (Deggy’s) 94-2-0; Alan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle) 75-6-0.

Firswood Road, Latham, Lancs. Wed, 19. Lee Redmond (Ray’s Tackle) 92-8-0, carp and F1s, pellet, 6m, peg 25; Malcolm Dixon (St. Helens) 90-6-0; Chris Picton (St. Helens) 87-2-0; Alan Bruce (Ray’s Tackle) 85-9-0.

Hampton Springs, Malpas, Cheshire. Wed, 21, Over-50s. Rob Smith (Rod n’Reel) 82-10-0, carp to 7 lb, crucians, F1s and skimmers, pellet and meat, pole in margins plus method feeder, peg 18 Long Island Lake; Dougie Walsh (Cheshire) 74-9-0; Ian Hughes (Egremont Ferry) 70-5-0; Chris Diamond (Eddie’s Bait Supplies) 65-0-0.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. Wed, 24, over-60s, Model Canal. Mick Taylor (Hanchurch) 66-3-0, barbel and ide, pellet, peg 10; H. Simcock (Hanchurch) 47-9-0; P. Hancock (Hanchurch) 40-13-0.

High Heyes Farm, Eccleston, Lancs.  Sun, 27, Lake 3. Alex Feeney (Matrix Wayne’s Tackle) 71-0-0, barbel, sweetcorn in margins, peg 35; John Brogden (Ted Carter Southport) 66-12-0; Dave Bolton (Coppull Anglers) 57-10-0; Martin Liptrot (Gone Fishing) 48-2-0.

Lingmere Fishery, Wirral. Wed, 18, OAPs. Mark Greasley (Maver Cheshire) 84-15-0, silvers and F1s, worm and caster, 8m, peg 15; Ian Hughes (Egremont Ferry) 69-4-0; Ray Jackson (Cammell Laird) 65-14-0; Dave Randles (Lingmere) 64-10-0. Sat, 17. Steve Boyd (Saints) 108-4-0, F1s and common carp, maggot down edge, peg 4; Gary Fairhead (Tackle Box) 100-2-0; Jay Cloney (Vine Baits) 75-4-0.

Liverpool DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Running Horses, Merseyside. Sun, 12. Ken Smith (Liverpool Dockers) 5-2-0, tench and perch, caster, 11m; Mike Dixon (Liverpool Dockers) 4-1-0; Dave Nicholls (Liverpool Dockers) 1-14-0.

Meadow View, Lymm, Cheshire. Tues, 23, OAPs, Lark Pool. Dave Hancocks (Bailey’s Tackle and Gun) 49-0-0, carp to 8 lb, corn, 14m, peg 41; Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 39-0-0; Jimmy Colecliff (Oldham Owls) 38-0-0; Dave White (Hazel Grove) 37-0-0. Thurs, 19, Thrush. Jim Holmes (Danny’s Tackle) 58-5-0, carp to 6 lb and skimmers, worm and caster, 6m, peg 5; Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 26-0-0; Geoff Wilson (Meadow View) 25-12-0. Sat, 20. Dave Hancocks (Bait-Tech/Guru) 70-13-0, carp to 8 lb, worm and corn, 14m, peg 41; Ricky Salmon (Bag’em) 65-0-0; Martin Stokes (Marukyu) 57-4-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 46-0-0. Sun, 24, Lark. Ricky Salmon (Bag’em) 120-0-0, carp to 7 lb, corn and pellet, 6m, peg 18; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 65-0-0; Jimmy Garside (Danny’s Tackle) 60-8-0; Phil Chung (Twangers) 55-0-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Wed, 14. Ray Pagan (Liverpool Dockers) 93-12-0, carp to 8 lb, worm over hemp, 12m, peg 9; John Easton (LAS) 62-4-0; Dave Phillips (BAS) 61-0-0. Sat, 16. Steve Gallagher (Ted Carter Southport) 93-10-0, carp and bream to 6 lb, pellet, 12m, peg 19; Dave Phillips (BAS) 86-10-0; Mattie Higgins (Maghull) 58-6-0. Sun, 18, Mistral. John Easton (LAS) 83-0-0, carp to 4 lb, paste, 6m, peg 19; Dave Cheetham (BAS) 75-10-0; Peter Gradwell (LAS) 68-8-0; Kevin Lavelle (Ted Carter Preston) 67-8-0. 

Newton-le-Willows AA, Sankey Canal Upper Pound, Merseyside. Thurs, 30, OAPs. Ray Shorrocks (Farnworth) 17-10-0, bream, tench and carp, worm, 12m, peg 33; Dave Boyle (Newton-le-Willows) 7-3-0; Jeff Clare (Warrington) 6-13-0; Bill Aston (Leigh) 6-4-0.

Northwich, River Weaver, Newbridge, Cheshire. Sun, 25. Fred Prudham (Medlock Bridge) 13-9-0, bream, skimmers and eels, red maggot, feeder and pole, peg 260; Alex Clegg (Northwich Youth) 13-2-0; Kevin Simpson (Vale Royal Angling) 11-1-0; Paul Denson (Manchester) 9-3-0.

Old Hough Fishery, Middlewich, Cheshire. Tues, 14, Boulders and Goose pools. Richard Rawsthorne (Old Hough) 79-10-0, carp, pellet; Ray Rigby (Widnes AC) 55-9-0; Colin Baguley (Old Hough) 41-13-0. Thurs, 13, Upper Benbo. Dave Holland (Old Hough) 65-2-0, carp, pellet; Mike Anderton (Old Hough) 62-14-0. Sat, 21, Prospect, Lucky Dip and Lower Benbo. Alex Hulme (Old Hough) 58-6-0, carp, pellet; Jason Rogers (Old Hough) 54-5-0; Dave Holland (Old Hough) 49-11-0; Barry Hill (Old Hough) 42-11-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 35, OAPs, Spey, Marsh and Ribbon lakes. Ron Kinsella (Widnes AC) 85-1-0, F1s and ide, pellet, 11m and edge, peg 21 Marsh; Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 84-2-0; Mark Brady (Highfield) 59-0-0; Ian Bentham (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 57-15-0. Tues, 27, Covey lakes. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 200-0-0, F1s, carp and ide, maggot shallow, 8m and down edge, peg 99; Steve Kay (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 163-8-0; Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 160-13-0; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 144-6-0. Wed, 61, OAPs, Covey. Harry Fairhurst (Partridge Lakes) 116-3-0, carp, F1s and ide, caster at 8m, peg 87; Graham Broughton (Bait-Tech) 99-4-0; Ron Smith (Widnes AC) 90-3-0; Dave Bradley (Maver) 89-3-0; John Sharp (Widnes AC) 86-7-0; John Hill (Partridge Lakes) 84-13-0. Thurs, 39, Covey. Barry Bush (Lingmere) 178-2-0, F1s and carp, caster shallow, 8m, peg 74; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 155-4-0; Mitch Rawlinson (Fishing Republic) 120-0-0; Dave Olly (Olly Motors)109-4-0; Peter Tickle (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 107-3-0; Danny Sixsmith (Pole Repairs) 106-2-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Lancs. Wed, 22, Botany Bay. Les Williams (Hindley MG) 5-0-0, bream perch and eel, maggot, 8 and 11m; John Rowley (Bolton) 3-10-8; Alan Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 3-10-0; Kevin Sharples (Hindley MG) 3-3-12. Sat, 24, Leyland Mill Lane. Lenny Stringfellow (Hindley) 5-6-8, skimmers, bread punch, 10m; Tex Stothers (Gidlow Angling) 3-13-0; Dave Walker (Bolton) 3-8-12; Alan Whalley (Sensas NW) 3-8-0.




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