Here are the Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year Qualifiers - tables are exclusively in the magazine, along with Tom Pickering's Matchman of the Month. There's some terrific match fishing content in Angler's Mail this week, including what you see in the trailer below...

* Bannister House, Preston, Lancs. Sun, 32. Paul Bottomley (Coppull Angling) 146-6-0, carp to 6 lb, maggot and pellet, 9m, peg 21;  Barry Haliwell (Maccy’s) 138-0-0; Peter Richmond (Ted Carter’s Preston) 94-12-0; Martin Bullcock (Ted Carter Preston) 85-12-0; Peter Beardsworth (Coppull Angling) 71-12-0; Mike Potter (St. Helens) 70-12-0.

* Blundell’s, Rixton, Cheshire. Sat, 33, Ash, Pine and Trio lakes. Karl Webster (Urmston) 121-2-0, carp to 15 lb, meat, 6m and down edge, peg 53 Ash; John Carroll (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 83-5-0; Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 80-9-0; Jon Jowett (Maver NW) 65-14-0; Stuart Carroll (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 65-12-0; John Turvill (Fisherman’s Way) 60-13-0.

* Bradshaw Hall, Bolton, Lancs. Sun, 35. Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 56-2-0, F1s, paste, 8m, peg 23 Lake 9; Andy Berry (Rossendale Tackle and Bait) 50-6-0; Dave Brierley (Fisherman’s Way Bury) 44-1-0; Dave Marshall (Fisherman’s Way Bury) 43-3-0.

* Brookside, Snake and Willow lakes, Cheshire, Sun, 31. Mike Smith (Tri-Cast Highfield) 70-14-0, carp to 3 lb, maggot deep, 5m, peg 50 Snake; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 64-14-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 57-8-0; Marl Plevin (Lionel’s) 57-4-0; Dave Williams jnr (Fisherman’s Way) 54-12-0; Adam Hardman (Cheshire Angling) 49-8-0.

* Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sat, 43, Island, Bridge and Match pools. Rob Griffiths (Matrix ABC) 134-6-0, F1s to 2 lb, pellet shallow at 14m, Match peg 35; Chris Gorrell (Ted Carter Southport) 131-11-0; Wayne Mellings (Maver Midlands/Dynamite Baits) 123-0-0; Daz Johnson (Maver Gold/Bag’em Baits) 116-10-0; Mick Potter (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 101-5-0; James Howarth (Tri-Cast Highfield) 93-4-0. Sun, 80, Canal, Bridge, Island, Meadow and Match pools. Craig Ebbrell (Tri-Cast Highfield) 145-4-0, 54 F1s, white maggot at 14m, Island peg 16; Frank Cooke (Ray’s Tackle) 140-2-0; Adam Rumble (Maver Midlands) 134-10-0; Ade Lindsay (Derby) 115-0-0; Richard O’Connor (Drennan NW) 109-12-0; Steve Williamson (Reddish AC) 105-14-0.

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* Lancs WL, High Heyes Farm, Eccleston. Sun, 48. Martin Liptrot (Gone Fishing) xx-xx-xx, carp and ide, maggot, pole 8m, peg 30 lake 3; Mick Dewhurst (St. Anthony’s) 56-4-0; Curtis Rothwell (Burscough AS) 45-12-0; Graham Sixsmith (Matrix Leigh Tackle) 43-0-0. Teams: St. Anthony’s 21; Eccleston 22, Matrix Leigh Tackle 27; Standish Sharks 31.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 50, Covey. Phil Walsh (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 96-1-0, F1s and ide, maggot shallow, pole 6m, peg 20; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 91-4-0; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 89-5-0; Steve Kendrick (Partridge) 88-15-0; Neal Cartwright (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 83-3-0; Peter Humphries (Rochdale Angling) 78-12-0. Sun, 83, Covey. Fred Wright (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 93-14-0, carp, F1s and ide, caster shallow, 14m, peg 20; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 87-8-0; Peter Humphreys (Rochdale Angling) 73-4-0; Micky Barlow (Ashton Angling) 71-10-0; Tony Barton (Partridge) 64-14-0; Chris Weeder jnr (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 63-8-0.

* Wigan AA Pairs, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Burscough, Lancs. Sun, 60. Dave Trafford (Ted Carter Preston) 8-5-0, roach, bread and hemp, peg 1 Rufford Arm; Colin Cliffe (Ted Carter Preston) 7-1-0; Steve Wilson (Lancashire MG) 6-14-0; Rob Porter (Wigan MG) 6-13-0; Dave Wells (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 6-4-8; Anthony Marsden (Wigan MG) 6-2-0. Pairs: Dave Trafford/Marc Ellement (TCP) 4; Danny Martin/Anthony Marsden (Wigan MG) 11; Dave Wells/John Leeds (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 12.

 

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