Here are the Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year Qualifiers - tables are exclusively in the magazine, with a special look this week at the canals scene. There's some terrific match fishing content in Angler's Mail this week, including what you see in the trailer below...
* Angling Trust Heronbrook WL, Slindon, Staffs. Sat, 80, all pools. Colin Mayor (Drennan NW) 142-7-0, F1s to 1 lb 8 oz, pellet shallow, Match peg 9; Craig Goldstraw (Maver Midlands) 114-14-0; Jason Brown (Maver Midlands) 102-10-0; Andy Bennett (Drennan NW) 91-12-0; Gareth Emlyn (OAC) 91-10-0; Paul Haynes (Ultimate Pellets) 90-8-0. Teams: Maver Midlands 21; Drennan NW 26; Kinky Pellet Club, Mosella NW and Maver Pickerings all 46; OAC 48.
* Blundell’s, Rixton, Cheshire. Sat, 31, Rover. Phil Simpson (Urmston) 104-15-0, carp and F1s, maggot, 4m, peg 55 Trio; Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 95-12-0; Dave Swain (Garbolino/Dynamite Baits) 88-2-0; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 79-3-0; Alan Clancy (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 78-7-0; Peter Price (Wirral Angling Centre) 73-14-0.
* Bradshaw Hall, Bolton, Lancs. Sun, 45. Jon Jowett (Maver NW) 53-8-0, F1s, pellet at 7m, peg 24 Lake 9; Jeff Terry (Fisherman’s Way) 52-5-0; Dave Jowett (Fisherman’s Way) 46-11-0; Stuart Worsley (Fisherman’s Way) 42-3-0; Lee Turner (Fisherman’s Way) 41-12-0.
* Brookside, Warrington, Cheshire. Sun, 32, Snake and Willow lakes. Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 62-0-0, carp and F1s, maggot at 14m, peg 21 Snake; Andy Grimes (Mosella) 59-12-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 57-6-0; Peter Lowry (Tri-Cast Highfield) 55-10-0; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 48-12-0; Mark Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 44-8-0.
* High Heys WL, Eccleston, Lancs. Sun, 48. Neil Cottam (St. Anthony’s) 47-0-0, barbel, carp and silver fish, maggot at 10m, peg 6 Lake 1; Paul Meadows (Matrix Leigh Tackle) 42-12-0; Colin Waterworth (Standish Sharks) 41-0-0; Gavin Platt (St. Anthony’s) 34-8-0. Teams: Matrix Leigh Tackle 23; Standish Sharks 25; Gone Fishing 26; St. Anthony’s 27. League: Matrix Leigh Tackle 6; Standish Sharks 7; St. Anthony’s 8.
* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 50, Covey Lakes. Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 132-8-0, carp and F1s, pellet at 12m and down edge, peg 25; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 105-7-0; Peter Humphreys (Rochdale Angling) 88-5-0; Phil Walsh (Ashton Angling) 80-3-0; Danny Sixsmith (Pole Repairs) 79-8-0; Ron Buckley (Fisherman’s Way) 79-6-0. Sun, 71, Covey. Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 132-8-0, F1s, pellet and caster shallow, 6m and edge, peg 2; Steve Rimmer (Matrix Leigh) 95-9-0; Mark Derbyshire (Partridge) 91-9-0; Ron Buckley (Fisherman’s Way) 83-11-0; Lee Addy (Drennan/Bait-Tech) 81-7-0; Frank Cooke (Liverpool) 77-2-0.
* St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Sun, 48. Les Hayes (St. Helens AA) 22-0-0, bream and skimmers, red maggot, pellet feeder, peg 80; Steve Ward (St. Helens AA) 19-9-0; Derek Bennett (Preston Innovations) 18-5-0; Jimmy Hines (Saints) 13-6-0; Gedd Rigby (St. Helens AA) 11-11-0; Steve May (St. Helens AA) 11-6-0.
* Wigan DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Gorse Lane, Lancs. Sat, 50. Kevin Stothers (Gidlow Angling) 9-4-4, bream and roach, bread punch and caster, 11 and 14m, drawn at piggery; Laurence Clayton (Hindley MG) 8-15-0; Richard Yates (Ted Carter Preston) 8-1-12; Anthony Marsden (Wigan MG) 7-10-0; Derek Walker (Bolton) 6-3-8; Dave Denton (Ted Carter Preston) 6-3-4. Sun, 85, New Springs to Leyland Mill. Colin Savage (Bolton) 11-2-8, skimmers to 1 lb 8 oz, bread punch and maggot at 11m, peg 99; Kevin Stothers (Gidlow Angling) 7-0-0; John Gilbert (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 5-12-0; Rod Porter (Wigan MG) 5-10-0; Roger Priestly (Maver NW) 4-10-0; Steve Crossley (Maver NW) 4-7-8.
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