Here the qualifiers for the Angler's Mail Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year - see this week's Angler's Mail magazine for coverage of the match scene.... including a very special piece with the 'Super stalwarts of the match fishing scene'.
Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year Qualifiers, Jan.1, 3 and 4
* Erewash Valley WL Practise, Trent and Mersey Canal, Shardlow, Derbyshire. Sat, 33. Darran Bickerton (Kamasan Starlets) 5-11-0, skimmers, gustas and roach, poled bloodworm and joker, pegged near Malt Shovel; John Eccles (Long Eaton Fed) 5-2-8; Cameron Hughes (Kamasan Starlets) 5-0-8; Darren Massey (Shakespeare Superteam) 4-14-0; Paul Ashley (Mill Tackle) 3-15-0.
* Lake View Fishery, Holwell, Leics. Sun, 31, Ocean, Reef and Lagoon lakes. Steve Haywood (Middy) 74-1-0, carp, F1s and silvers, bread, pellet and maggot, Ocean peg 1; Peter Cooke (Lake View Select) 40-12-0; Danny Higgins (Subfish) 37-5-0; Jason Sahall (Lake View Select) 35-12-0; Ken Daws (Sensas) 35-0-0.
* Wensum Valley Angling WL, Barford Lakes, Norfolk. Sun, 50. David Jarvis (Daiwa Angling Direct Suffolk) 70-11-0, F1s and carp, sweetcorn, Willow Lake peg 13; Nigel Swallow (Matrix) 64-9-0; Gary Kiddell (Biffins Bridge) 60-2-0; Warren Martin (Matrix) 56-6-0; Stewart Bracey (Browning Hotrods) 54-13-0; Will Freeman (Wensum Valley Angling) 48-3-0. Teams: Matrix 11; Browning Hotrods 22; Wensum Valley Angling 25; Biffins Bridge 27; Daiwa Angling Direct Suffolk 28; Barford Tackle 38; Pools Fodder 40; Randell’s Young Guns 43; UG Idiots 46; Bowthorpe AC 52.
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