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North West match fishing results  May 4, 5 and 6, 2013

Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun. 38. Martin Kay (Elton Tackle) 109-0-0, carp to 7 lb and bream, bread up in the water, 16m pole, peg 35; Mark Halliwell (Ted Carter’s Preston) 105-4-0; Paul Bottomley (Coppull Angling Centre) 105-4-0; Bill Knowles (Southport) 83-12-0.


Blundell’s, Roving match, Cheshire. Wed. 36. Jamie Hughes (Maver) 141-2-0, mirror carp to 3 lb and F1s, pellet along the near bank, 13m pole, peg 13 Trio; John Bradshaw (Mosella Garbolino) 137-0-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere Fishery) 130-12-0; Ray Shaw (Wigan Angling Centre) 129-1-0. Sat. 41. Alan Sharman (Garbolino Elton) 145-8-0, carp to 3 lb and F1s, banded pellet, 4m pole, peg 7 Trio; Stuart Carroll (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 122-1-0; Paul Mossman (Ted Carter’s Preston) 108-15-0; Mike Hall (Rod n’ Reel) 86-6-0. Sun. 30. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 161-9-0, F1s and carp to 2 lb, pellet and meat in the margins, 10m pole, peg 49 Trio; John Bradshaw (Mosella Garbolino) 128-8-0; Mike Rudd (Rochdale Angling Centre) 109-2-0; John Kerwin (Fisherman’s Way Bury) 106-9-0. Mon. 41. Andy Musgrove (Edgley Sports) 123-3-0, ide to 3 lb and carp to 17 lb, caster shallow and worm along the near bank, 6 to 13m pole, peg 49 Ash; Mike Rudd (Rochdale Angling Centre) 118-14-0; Stuart Carroll (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 117-4-0; Mike Hall (Rod n’ Reel) 113-7-0.


Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Thu. 18. Stuart Conroy (Drennan NW) 210-0-0 new match record, small carp and F1s, maggot and caster, 11m pole, peg 53; Derek Bibby (Warrington AA) 161-4-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 146-2-0; Chris Ruscoe (Rod n’ Reel) 136-0-0. Sat. 31. Snake & Willow. John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 147-10-0, silver fish and F1s to 2 lb, soft pellet, 14m pole, peg 22 Willow; Ian Morrison (Ted Carter’s Southport) 108-6-0; Andy Butler (Mosella) 98-14-0; Andy Hartley (Widnes Angling Centre) 90-8-0. Sun. 43. Snake & Willow. Paul Jones (Bait-Tech) 110-2-0, small carp, red maggot, 12m pole, peg 40, Snake; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 108-8-0; Stuart Conroy (Drennan NW) 97-8-0; Neil Rogerson (Fox Match) 83-12-0.


Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire. Suez Canal. Mon. 20. Andy May (MAP Marukyu) 208-10-0, carp to 4 lb plus ide and skimmers, poled caster (new venue record); Adam Barnes (Oaks Tackle) 193-8-0; Andy North (Garbolino Elton) 175-10-0; Gary Kirby (Cudmore Fisheries) 109-0-0; John Glover sr (Cudmore Fisheries) 108-0-0; Melvyn Kearns (Cudmore Fisheries Gold) 97-8-0.


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Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Pool One. Wed.18. Rick Seaton (Cudmore Fisheries) 55-4-0, carp to 5lb plus a few skimmers, poled meat, peg 9; Steve Edwards (Cudmore Fisheries) 50-8-0; John Machin (Cudmore Fisheries) 33-12-0; Carl Rowley (Cudmore Fisheries) 33-0-0; Jim Bourne (Cudmore Fisheries) 32-0-0. Sat. Suez Canal, 22. Steve Edwards (Cudmore Fisheries) 105-10-0, carp to 5 lb plus tench and ide, poled pellet, peg 34; Dave Darlington (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 95-12-0; Gary Kirby (Cudmore Fisheries) 94-12-0; Melvyn Kearns (Cudmore Fisheries Gold) 89-10-0; Phil Greenhall (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 74-6-0. Sun. Arena Pool and Pool One, 26. Damian Bracken (Mosella Goarbolino) 131-14-0, carp to 8lb plus barbel and skimmers, poled meat on both pole and feeder, Arena 29; Melvyn Kearns (Cudmore Fisheries Gold) 94-0-0; Andy Moors (Maver Pickering’s) 90-12-0; Steve Edwards (Cudmore Fisheries) 90-0-0; Darren Heath (Maver Pickering’s) 86-2-0; Paul Fox (Manchester) 73-8-0.

Firswood, Both Lakes, Lancashire. Wed. 19. Paul Mossman (Ted Carter’s Preston) 84-14-0, F1s and ide, caster shallow, 10m pole, peg 17; Jimmy  Corkish (St Helens) 55-12-0; Jeff Holland (St Helens) 45-14-0; Mike Pollard (JR Angling) 44-6-0.


Hanchurch Fisheries, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Veterans, Model Canal. Wed. 7. Mark Taylor (Trentside Angling Centre) 49-12-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 17; Bert Bunker (Riverbanks) 36-15-0. Sat. C & C Vehicle Repairs Open League, Model Canal, 20. Pete Green (Simon-Hartley AC) 71-8-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 59; D. Oakley (Hanchurch Fisheries) 58-5-0; Gary Jones (Market Drayton) 55-14-0.


Heronbrook Fishery, Slindon, near Eccleshall, Staffordshire. Fri pm. 16. Gary Skerritt (Maver Pickering’s) 204-9-0, all F1s to 1 lb, poled pellet, Canal 9; Mark Lloyd (Telford) 201-12-0; Melvyn Kearns (Cudmore Fisheries) 187-7-0; John Myatt (Crewe) 185-0-0; Andy Dyson (Stoke-on-Trent) 159-10-0; Neil Dale (Heronbrook) 134-12-0. Sat. Canal and Bridge Pool, 28. Andy Moors (Maver Pickering’s) 144-12-0, all F1s, poled pellet, Canal 8; Tony Shelley (Trentside Angling Centre) 111-5-0; Ade Shepherd (Stoke-on-Trent) 100-6-0; Paul Gibson (Trentside Angling Centre) 97-10-0; Frank Cook (Ray’s Tackle) 96-2-0; C. Cartwright (Heronbrook) 86-0-0. Mon. Canal, Bridge, Meadow and Island Pools, 68. Neil Machin (Garbolino/Bagem Baits) 163-8-0, all F1s to 1 lb 8 oz, poled pellet, peg 7 Canal; Rob Prince (Heronbrook) 155-8-0; Trevor Robinson (Maver Midlands/Bagem Baits) 138-2-0; Paul Gibson (Trentside Angling Centre) 123-8-0; Peter Goodwin (Bucknall Bikes) 111-10-0; Gary Skerritt (Maver Pickering’s) 111-6-0.


Highfield, Lakes Two and Three. Mon. 19. Les Del Pinto (Complete Fisherman) 36-4-0, barbel to 6 lb, maggot, 14m pole, peg 19, Lake Three; Cliff Arnold (Burscough) 32-0-0; Stuart Almond (Vajazzell NW) 30-0-0; Ken Rutlidge (St Anthony’s) 26-0-0.


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Lingmere, Match Lake, Cheshire, OAPs.  Wed. 17. Kevin Thornton (Connahs Quay) 154-0-0, carp and barbel, worm and caster in the margins, 4m pole, peg 26; George Edwards (Lobol AC) 102-8-0; Jim Bell (WEM AC) 68-12-0; Mark Greasley (Connahs Quay) 67-4-0. Sat. 21. Dave Woodworth (Lingmere Fishery) 115-2-0, F1s and carp, sweetcorn over micro pellets, pole to 14m in the margin and to island, peg 21; Dave Cline (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 91-12-0; Jay Cloney (Liverpool) 75-4-0; Dave Randles (Moreton) 72-5-0.


Liverpool & DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal at Eager Lane. Merseyside. Sun. 17. Dave Walmsley (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 5-11-0, hybrids and roach, punch bread and caster, 11m pole, peg 525; Anthony Marsden (Gidlow Angling) 4-12-0; Glynn Jones (Liverpool AS) and John Easton (Liverpool AS) 4-2-0.


Meadow View, Cheshire, OAPs, Lark Pool. Tue 23. Roger Peet (Oldham Owls) 37-4-0, carp to 6 lb, worm and sweetcorn, 14m pole, peg 7; Ray Hignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 37-0-0; Paul Finlay (Northwich) 34-8-0; Joe McBride (Warrington) 32-8-0. Thu. 18. Thrush Pool. Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 39-0-0, carp to 7 lb, corn and soft pellet, 6m pole, peg 27; Jim Holmes (Woodhouse Park) 39-0-0; Roger Peet (Oldham Owls) 19-0-0; George Osborne (Penketh) 17-8-0. Sat. 17. Lark Pool. Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 70-12-0, carp to 5 lb, corn and pellet, 14m pole, peg 42; Darren Catterall (Cheshire Angling) 63-4-0; Conrad Taylor (Guilder’s Tackle) 51-4-0; Mike Tighe (Gilder’s Tackle) 43-8-0. Sun. 22. Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 148-0-0, carp to 6 lb, sweetcorn and pellet, 14m pole, peg 40; Jim Garside (Team Hydro) 69-0-0; Vic Trees (Ted Carter’s Preston) 66-0-0; Paul Ledgerton (Widnes) 32-0-0. Mon. 19. Keith Padmore (Ted Carter’s Preston) 111-8-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet and corn, 5m pole on the near bank, peg 15; Mike Williams (Ryder Brow) 83-4-0; Ron White (Lymm) 63-8-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes Angling Centre) 62-8-0.


Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Wed. 18. Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool) 113-8-0, carp to 6 lb, soft pellet shallow, 14m pole, peg 55; Paul Roberts (Old Swan) 95-14-0; Stan Phillips (Mersey Dockers) 53-10-0; John Vernon (Elton Tackle) 38-12-0. Sat. 19. Ken Dooley (Liverpool AS) 46-8-0, carp to 6 lb, banded pellet, splash waggler, peg 54; Stan Phillips (Mersey Dockers) 44-10-0; Paul Charnock (Mersey Dockers) 28-10-0; Paul Farquhar (Ray’s Tackle Liverpool)  26-8-0.


Newton-le-Willows AA, Over 60s, Sankey Canal Upper Pound.  Merseyside. Thu. 22. Eddie Cook (Warrington) 5-0-0, small carp and roach, red maggot, 10m pole, peg 12; Eddie McLorie (Newton) 3-5-0; Paul Hill (Widnes) 3-0-8. Sun. 22.  Harry’s Tackle Spring League. Mark van der Hoek (Newton) 24-14-0, carp, red maggot, 13m pole, peg 92; Steve Roberts (Haydock) 18-3-0; Terry Speakman (Lowton) 7-11-0; Jeff Jacks (Sutton) 5-3-0.


Old Hough Fishery, Warmingham, Middlewich, Cheshire. Lucky Dip and Prospect Pools, Tues. 15. Steve Fogel (Crewe Match Centre) 50-1-0, carp and silver fish, poled pellet; Eric Moore (Vale Royal Angling Centre) 25-6-0; Paul Brandrick (Tackle Saver) 22-14-0; Barry Holmes (Old Hough Fishery) 22-13-0; Peter Constable (Old Hough Fishery) 21-5-0; Jon Brownhill (Old Hough Fishery) 19-2-0. Thurs. Big Max Pool 19. Dave Machin (Old Hough Fishery) 77-0-0, carp and silver fish, poled pellet; Pete Clements (Barlows Tackle) 43-15-0; Rob Sumner (Old Hough Fishery) 40-4-0; Dave Rimmer (Old Hough Fishery) 39-6-0; Steve Fogel (Crewe Match Centre) 27-5-0; Terry Huxley (Crewe) 20-10-0. Sat. Upper and Lower Benbo Pools, 21. Ken Potts (Old Hough Fishery) 55-11-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Alex Clegg (Old Hough Fishery) 38-1-0; Les Hobson (Bay Malton) 32-0-0; Steve Peplow (Old Hough Fishery) 31-15-0; Paul Wright (Old Hough Fishery) 30-11-0; Darren Mulheir (Team Last Cast) 29-7-0.

Partridge Lakes, Cheshire, OAPs, Spey, Ribbon & Marsh. Mon. 28. Danny Sixsmith (St Helens) 54-1-0, ide and skimmer bream, worm, 6m pole, peg 8 Ribbon; Eddie Battersby (Leigh Tackle & Bait)  52-2-0; Dave Blears (Runcorn) 50-1-0; Vinnie Smith (Bolton) 40-11-0. Tue. 29. Covey Canal. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru) 142-12-0, F1s and mirror carp, soft pellet, 4 and 10m pole, peg 93; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 120-4-0; Kerry Kirkwood (St Helens Angling) 117-5-0; Gavin Vernon (Matrix) 94-13-0. Wed. 54. OAPs. Paul Keenan (SOB) 94-10-0, mirror carp to 8 lb and F1s, soft pellet, 7m pole, peg 58; Keith Blakeley (Leigh, Tackle & Bait) 83-15-0; Eddie Battersby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 66-8-0; Des Greenough (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 64-9-0. Thu. 40. Simon Beswick (North West Worms) 137-4-0, carp and F1s, pellet in the margins, 6m pole, peg 61; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 115-15-0; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 115-2-0; Danny Sixsmith (St Helens) 105-9-0. Sat. 65. Shaun Walker (Woodland Tackle) 103-0-0, carp and F1s, soft pellet, 3 and 6m pole in the margins, peg 60; Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 86-10-0; Wayne Kearney (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 75-8-0; Mike Astbury (Poplars AC) 64-15-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 62-15-0; Kevin Lavelle (Maver) 62-12-0. Sun. 82. Mark Lucas (Mosella) 95-4-0, F1s, common and mirror carp, soft pellet along near bank, 3m pole, peg 57; Paul Balmforth (Maver NW) 91-3-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 89-6-0; Chris Jenkinson (Cheshire Angling) 87-9-0; Steve Rimmer (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 81-13-0; Ron Buckley (Fisherman’s Way) 76-11-0. Mon. 62. Steve Parry (Diawa Guru) 101-6-0, ide to 2 lb and F1s to 3 lb, caster shallow, 8m pole, peg 81; Andy Bridge (Garbolino Elton) 89-4-0; Ron Buckley (Fisherman’s Way) 85-14-0; Paul Balmforth (Maver NW) 81-12-0; John Corless (Tonge Moore) 981-10-0; Stuart Taylor (Tackle Saver) 77-8-0.


St Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Sun. 20. Dave Rigby (St Helens) 13-0-0, roach to 10oz, red maggot, 7m pole, peg 54; John Fletcher (Bury) 11-12-0; Darren Garwood (Tight Lines Shaw) 9-1-0; Shaun Fletcher (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 8-14-0. Mon. 33. Steve Clegg (Saints) 13-14-0, skimmer bream and roach, red maggot. 11m pole, peg 52; Dennis Knight (Wigan) 8-1-0; Mark Goodwin (Chester) and Darren Taylor (Saints) 7-11-0.


Wigan & District AA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Lancashire. Botany Bay. Wed. 26. John Walker (Bolton) 6-15-4, 4lb bream plus skimmers, punch bread, 11m pole, pegged on top car park; Carl Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 4-12-0; Rob Porter (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 3-15-0; Gary Marchant (Lancs Rod & Reel) 3-10-8. Sat. 27. Gorst Lane. Gareth Charnock (Mersey Dockers) 9-4-0, 5 lb of roach on hemp and a 4 lb bream on worm, 13m pole, pegged on woodyard; Chris Birchall (Sam’s Tackle & Bait) 4-8-0; Steve Wilson (Ted Carter’s Preston) 2-10-0; Dave McGuinn (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 2-3-8.


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