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

* Blundell’s, Rixton, Cheshire. Sat, 30, Rover. Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 121-5-0, carp and F1s, maggot, 13m and 4m, peg 13 Trio Lake; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 102-9-0; Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 94-3-0; Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sports) 88-5-0; Karl Webster (Urmston) 88-0-0. Sun, 30, West, Ash, Pine and Trio lakes. Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 124-5-0, carp and F1s, maggot at 14m, peg 59 Trio; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 109-13-0; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 77-11-0; Steve Hobin (DAMAC) 71-11-0.

* Bradshaw Hall, Bolton, Lancs. Sun, 35. Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 67-5-0-0, F1s, maggot, 6 and 8m, peg 8 Lake 9; Geoff Terry (Fisherman’s Way) 56-10-0; Alan Menzies (Elton Tackle) 49-15-0; Steve Hall (Fisherman’s Way) 45-6-0.

* Crewe & District Ind WL, Shropshire Union Canal, Market Drayton. Sun, 30. Maurice German (Wyche Angler) 9-0-0, skimmers and roach, poled bread punch, blown-up bridge peg 16; Stef Johansen (Team Eclipse) 6-11-0; Eric Gardner (Team Eclipse) 4-6-5; Paul Dobing (Browning Lifestyle) 4-3-0; Neil Latham (Betley’s Monsters) 4-0-12.

* Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sat, 51, Match, Canal and Bridge pools. James Howarth (Tri-Cast Highfield) 99-12-0, F1s to 1 lb, pellet shallow, Match peg 40; Matty Stockton (Maver Midlands) 99-6-0; Harry Rushton (Maver Midlands) 94-14-0; Alan Bruce (Ray’s Tackle) 89-3-0; Brian Clarke (Tri-Cast Weston Team Wales) 86-4-0; Mick Potter (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 68-14-0. Sun, 93, Canal, Bridge, Island, Meadow and Match pools. Craig Ebbrell (Tri-Cast Highfield) 141-13-0, F1s to 3 lb, white maggot shallow, Island peg 6; Richard O’Connor (Drennan NW) 137-5-0; Adam Wakelin (Preston Innovations) 130-7-0; Clive Wynn (Wrexham) 118-7-0; Gareth Emlyn (OAC) 114-10-0; Harry Rushton (Maver Midlands) 112-11-0.

 

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* Lancs WL, High Heyes Farm, Eccleston, Lancs. Sun, 48. Ryan Davies (Standish Sharks) 84-0-0, carp to 8 lb, sweetcorn at 16m, peg 22 Lake 2; Graham Parker (Standish Sharks) 79-4-0; Lloyd Bamber (Matrix Leigh Tackle) 58-4-0; Colin Waterworth (Standish Sharks) 51-10-0. Teams: Standish Sharks 13; Matrix Leigh Tackle 19; St. Anthony’s 24; Gone Fishing 32. League: St. Anthony’s 4; Standish Sharks and Matrix Leigh Tackle both 5.

* Liverpool DAA Barrie Davies Memorial, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Melling to Maghull, Merseyside. Sun, 33.

Glyn Jones (LAS) 17-5-0, bream and skimmers, caster at 12m, pegged by rail bridge; Ken Smith (Liverpool Dockers) 9-7-0; John Easton (LAS) 7-11-0; Ken Dooley (LAS) 6-4-0; Garath Charnock (LAS) 6-2-0; Alan Coppull (Liverpool Dockers) 5-15-0. £100 raised for Cancer Research.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 59, Covey Lakes. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 83-12-0, ide and F1s, maggot at 6m, peg 97; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 78-15-0; Peter Humphreys (Rochdale Angling) 77-9-0; Mike Rogerson (Ashton Angling/Preston Innovations) 76-4-0; Peter Tickle (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 70-15-0; Tommy Bowler (Partridge) 69-3-0. Sun, 70, Covey. Peter Humphreys (Rochdale Angling) 84-4-0, carp to 6 l  and F1s, corn at 6m, peg 2; John Jones (Rochdale Angling) 75-12-0; Alan Dawson (Rochdale Angling) 75-3-0; Tony Worrell (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 73-0-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 66-4-0; Mark Treggear (Partridge) 64-4-0.

* Peter Taylor Memorial, Hall Lane, Parbold, Lancs. Sun, 39. Matthew Ruddy (Wigan Angling Centre) 127-11-0, carp and ide, maggot at 14m, peg 14; Paul Mossman (Tri-Cast) 103-8-0; Peter McSorley (Wigan Angling Centre) 88-0-0; John Green (Wigan Angling Centre) 83-6-0. £500 raised for Wigan Hospice.

* Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Saracens Head, Lancs. Sat, 40. Stuart Bird (Ted Carter Preston) 3-8-4, roach, bread punch, 9, 11 and 14m; Geoff Stirratt (LAS) 2-13-0; Mick Topping (Sensas NW) 2-5-12; Wayne Kearney (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 2-1-8; Mark Grimshaw (Sensas NW) 2-0-4; Anthony Marsden (Wigan MG) 1-13-8. Sun, 30. Ring ‘O Bell’s. Colin Savage (Bolton) 4-3-8, skimmers and roach, bread punch at 11m, pegged by cottage; Bob Platt (Chorley Socials) 4-2-8; Lenny Stringfellow (Hindley MG) 3-6-0; Derek Walker (Bolton) 3-0-4.

* Wigan MG, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Heatons Bridge, Lancs. Sun, 58. Allan Morris (Wigan MG) 5-14-0, 50 roach, bread punch at 5m then 12m, pegged between the narrows; Ant Marsden (Wigan MG) 5-9-0; Dave Trafford (Ted Carter Preston) 5-8-0; Mark Webb (Saints) 4-13-4; Kevin Clarke (Wigan MG) 4-13-2; Dave Mcguinn (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 4-12-0.

* Winsford WL, River Weaver, Northwich, Cheshire. Sun, 45. Kev Simpson (Vale Royal Angling) 19-3-0, roach, hemp at 5m, peg 266 Newbridge; Andy Insley (Vale Royal Stars) 18-7-0; Bob Meggs (Dave’s of Middlewich) 17-8-0; Ian Bailey (Mukluk’s) 17-4-0; Jason Shillito (Old & New) 16-10-0; Tim Wright (Glo Worms) 16-6-0. Teams: Vale Royal 33; Old & New 32; Glo Worms and Edgeley Sports both 39. League: Vale Royal 72; Allstars and Old & New both 60; Glo Worms 58.

 

 

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