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...

* Angling Trust Riverfest Qualifier, River Thames, Medley and Channel, Oxon. Sat, 50. Dave Harrell (DH Angling) 16-13-0, bream, poled chopped worm, peg 68; Simon Willsmore (Drennan) 12-8-0; Dave Jones (Oxford) 11-14-0; John Price (Banbury) 10-5-0; Pete Townsend (Swindon) 9-11-0. Qualifiers: Harrell, Willsmore & Tony Marshall (Shakespeare).

* Avon Valley WL, Broadlands Lakes, Romsey, Hants. Sun, 70. Rob Deacon (Drennan Bordon) 39-11-0, bream and skimmers, feedered corn, peg 113; Anthony Flint (Sensas Oakwood) 28-9-0; Nick Stunt (Browning Crowsports) 27-5-0; Jason Burt (Tubertini Blue) 27-4-0; Paul Gibson (Arun Angling) 26-10-0. Teams: Drennan Bordon 62; Arun Angling 49; Shakespeare Homestores 48; Browning Crowsports 48.

* Bait-Tech Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Sat, 50, All-Winners Final., Campbell, Cary and Lodge lakes. Roy Worth (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 239-5-0, carp to 18 lb, bomb and 11mm pellet, peg 87 Cary, £1000; John Mills (Ridgemere) 188-1-0; Lewis Greenwood-King (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 177-6-0; Andy Power (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 175-12-0; Scott Russell (Tackle UK) 162-2-0; Paul Greenwood (Bait Tech Viaduct) 159-13-0. Sun, 49, Silver Fish League, Campbell, Cary and Lodge. Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 43-12-0, 15 tench to short poled caster, plus skimmers on long pole over groundbait, peg 110 Campbell; Anton Paige (Avon Angling) 42-11-0; Bob Gullick (Garbolino Blackmore Vale) 41-15-0; Andy Botterill (Taunton) 39-4-0; Dan Squires (Bait Tech Viaduct) 34-3-0; Gabriel Skarba (Avon Angling) 33-6-0.

* Kent Winter League, River Rother, Blackwall. Sun, 40. Ian Carley (Sensas South East) 25-11-0, skimmers and roach, pole and feeder, worm and maggot, downstream end peg; Doug Botley (Maver Cardinals Black) 22-12-0; Graham Docker (Advanced Pole Repairs) 10-15-0; Ian Germaney (Maver Cardinals Black) 10-12-0; Rob Darrant (Maver Colemans Matchpack) 10-9-0; Richard Taylor (Sensas South East) 8-14-8. Teams: Sensas South East 33; Maver Cardinals Black 23; Maver Colemans Matchpack 23; Advanced Pole Repairs 21; Maver Cardinals Red 20.

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* Oxford WL, River Thames, Abingdon and Cullum. Sun, 56. Simon Willsmore (Drennan) 14-14-0, roach, poled maggot, peg E4; Matt Herbert (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 13-13-0; Lee Arnold (Tubertini Apollo Black) 13-13-0; Pete Foster (ODAA) 11-12-0; Darren Scott (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 10-3-0. Teams: Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths 50; Tubertini Apollo Black 47; Sensas A4 41.

* Reading DAA Kennet Team Championship, River Kennet, Beat Two, nr. Newbury, Berks. Sun, 68. Andy Chapman (TRBL Muppets) 10-0-0, bream,and bits, feedered worms, peg 36; Dave Finn (TRBL Dreamers) 8-6-0; Scott Nelson (Adventure Regulars) 8-5-0; Paul Wilding (Adventure Regulars) 6-8-8; Mick Mills (YOTAC 21 Club Gold) 5-13-0; Dave Bosher (Reading FC Blind Chickens) 4-7-0. Teams: Adventure Regulars 58; TRBL Muppets54; Reading FC Falcons 48.

* St. Clare Hospice, Clavering Lakes, Saffron Walden, Essex. Sat, 43. Craig Gibbon (Miracle Baits) 78-11-0, seven carp to 13 lb 5 oz, method feedered banded pellet; Rob Merritt (Bishops Stortford) 34-1-0; Ed Perry (Poplett’s) 33-11-0; Rob Brace (Clavering) 32-1-0; Graham Carter (Saffron Walden) 26-12-0; Paul Beecham (Ware AC) 20-8-0. £1100 raised for Hospice.

* Somerset WL, Kings Sedgemoor Drain, Bradney. Sun, 32. Mark Leader (Sensas Thyers Silver) 18-0-0, roach, pole and waggler with maggot, peg 1; Shane Portlock (Sensas Taunton) 14-1-0; Nige Easton (Amigos) 13-11-0; Kev Williams (Monkeys Marauders) 13-4-0; Chris Parr (Bridgwater) 8-11-0; Brian Slipper (Sensas Thyers Gold) 8-5-0. Teams: Somerset Angling and Sensas Taunton both 23; Sensas Thyers Gold 20; Sensas Thyers Silver and Amigos both 19.

* SW Winter League, Bristol Avon, Crane to Swineford. Sun, 40. Ben Bentley (Premier Amalgamation) 17-9-0, four chub to 4 lb on maggot feeder plus roach on poled maggot, Cattlegrid peg at Crane; Paul Stait (Scott Tackle) 17-4-0; Andy Ottaway (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 16-9-0; Gerry Pocock (Scott Tackle) 15-12-0; Matt Challenger (Scott Tackle) 14-0-0. Teams: Preston Innovations Thatchers 32; Maver Bathampton 29; Scott Tackle 24; Premier Amalgamated 17; Sensas Wilts Angling 16.

* Upper Thames WL, River Thames, Lechlade to Radcot. Sun, 56. Mick Craddock (Browning Andover) 17-6-0, perch to 3lb on poled worm over chopped worm and caster from Lechlade Bridge peg; Kev Bennett (Garbolino Blackmore Vale) 12-12-0; Rich Chave (Garbolino Blackmore Vale) 8-7-0; Ian Sheppherd (Daiwa Gordon League) 8-0-0; Andy Jayne (Maver Lobbies) 7-9-0; Kev Rowles (Devizes MG) 7-1-0. Teams: Garbolino Blackmore Vale 38; Browning Andover 35; Devizes MG 34; Maver Lobbies 33; Swindon Talismen 31; South Cerney 29; Daiwa Gordon League 25.

* Wessex WL, River Thames, Clanfield, Oxon. Sun, 48. Brian Shutler (Pewsey 2) 9-2-0, chub, wagglered maggots, peg 7; Brian Curtis (Clanfield & Lechlade) 6-12-0; Bob Garrett (Clanfield & Lechlade) 5-12-0; Frank Humphries (Radcot) 5-12-0; Ian Spanswick (Pewsey 1) 4-11-0; Doug Foreshore (Clanfield & Lechlade) 4-8-0. Teams: Pewsey 1 36; Clanfield & Lechlade 33; Radcot 32. League: Pewsey 1 71; Swindon Isis A 67; Radcot 60.

 

 

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