Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers

* Drennan Pairs, Town Welland, Spalding, Lincs. Sun, 50. Alex Bates (Maver Bait-Tech) 17-12-0, 300 roach, short line and bread punch, peg 21; Mark Griggs (Middy) 16-5-0; Steve Hemingray (Drennan) 16-3-0; John Bates (Sensas Mark One) 15-0-0; Steve Slater (Maver Bait Tech) 14-10-0; Michael Buchwalder (Preston Innovations) 14-2-0. Pair: Alex Bates & Steve Slater (Maver Bait-Tech) 32-6-0.

* Erewash Valley WL Practise, Trent and Mersey Canal, Shardlow, Derbyshire. Sat, 42. Ben Sharratt (Shakespeare Superteam) 8-4-0, mainly skimmers to 8 oz, poled bread punch and bloodworm, crane area; Darren Waite (Burton-Upon-Trent) 7-3-0; Dean Guess (Long Eaton Fed.) 7-3-0; Darren Lewis (Shakespeare Superteam) 7-1-0; Alistair Chisholm (Shakespeare Superteam) 5-15-0; Lee Wright (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) 5-9-0.


The brilliant new issue of Angler's Mail is out from Tuesday, January 7. Be sure to get your copy.

The brilliant new issue of Angler’s Mail is out from Tuesday, January 7. Be sure to get your copy, including hotspots and match coverage from the east of England.


Smaller fishing match results


Aldercar Lane, Langley Mill, Notts. Tues, 14, Railway Lake. Russ Dowding (Mill Tackle) 28-9-0, carp to 9 lb, poled pellet and caster, peg 28; Tony Bevan (Stanton) 22-12-0; Dave Needham (Peg One Angling) 21-9-0; Andy Mason (Aldercar Lane) 16-8-0. Sun, 24, Acorn & Railway. Lee Hodgkinson (Matrix Trentmen) 28-7-0, carp to 9 lb, poled pellet and caster, Railway peg 20; Kev Albrighton (Peg One Angling) 19-5-0; Rich Stacy (Aldercar Lane) 17-7-0; Brian Wood (Aldercar Lane) 15-8-0; Lee Palin (Peg One Angling) 9-7-0; Tony Dennis (Aldercar Lane) 7-12-0.

Angling Direct, River Wensum, Norwich. Sun, 21. David Gooch (Earlham Silvers) 12-9-0, undisclosed catch/tactics; Pete Swan (Angling Direct) 12-2-0; Wayne Anderson (Angling Direct) 11-13-0; David Roe (Angling Direct) 11-12-0; Matt Pope (Earlham Silvers) 9-14-0; Steve Borrett (Norwich) 9-2-0.


Decoy Lakes, Whittlesey, Cambs. Tues, 21, Beastie Lake. Nigel Baxter (Bag ‘Em) 37-14-0, F1s to 2 lb, poled pellet, peg 10; Barry Mason (Ringer’s Guru) 37-11-0; Ian Kent (Boston) 36-7-0; Alfie Bass (Decoy) 35-9-0. Sat, 27, Oak & Yew Strips. Tom Wilson (Cowbit) 102-4-0, carp to 5 lb, poled maggot and corn, Yew peg 15; Simon Dow (Decoy) 71-11-0; Jon Whincup (Bait-Tech) 68-5-0; Steve Freeman (Marukyu) 59-2-0. Sun, 25, Beastie Lake. Steve Freeman (Marukyu) 64-9-0, carp to 6 lb, feeder and corn, peg 22; Adam Wayman (Ringer’s) 46-6-0; Nigel Baxter (Bag ‘Em) 44-7-0; Des Proud (Decoy) 39-11-0.

Graham’s Pond, Huntingdon, Cambs., Sat. 12. Nick Ohlemann (Graham’s Pond) 19-14-0, carp and silvers, sweetcorn, Method feeder, peg 5; Ian Thornton (Graham’s Pond) 16-9-0; Stu Redman (Sensas) 11-11-0.

How End Winter Pairs, Houghton Conquest, Beds. Sun, 20, Yasi’s & Dani’s Pools. Dean Craig (How End) 50-4-0, carp, poled pellet, Yasi’s peg 1; Simon Drozdziol (How End) 44-0-0; Dave Pearce (How End) 37-2-0; Phil ‘Pebs’ Stone (How End) 18-14-0. League: How End Heroes 125; The Leprechauns 114; 006½ 113.

Janson Fishery, Ella Road, Notts. Tues, 14, Tomo’s & Donut, Tomo’s: Colin Reek (Janson Fishery) 46-11-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 6; Ian Foulds (Janson) 32-11-0; C. Mason (Janson) 22-14-0; Ray Redwood (Notts Fire) 20-13-0. Donut: Robin Soar (Janson) 28-7-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 1; Nigel Ballaam (Grantham) 20-6-0; Lee Bell (Janson) 19-12-0; Brian Sandom (Janson) 11-3-0. Thurs, 14, Match Pool. Ian Foulds (Janson) 107-4-0, carp, poled dead red maggot, peg 29; Dale Marriott (Janson) 81-4-0; Baz Bright (Janson) 59-6-0; G. Wright (Janson) 18-0-0. Sat, 8, Donut & Tomo’s. Dan Lacey (Janson) 41-8-0, 10 carp, poled maggot, peg 4; Nigel Ballaam (Grantham) 31-6-0.

Lakeview Fishery, Holwell, Leics. Sun, 16, Canal & Serpent Pools. Andy Searle (Middy) 64-5-0, carp, poled pellet, Serpent peg 20, £80 golden peg; Steve Haywood (Middy) 45-12-0; Gary Cox (LVS) 26-6-0; Jason Sahall (LVS) 24-12-0; Chris Needham (Sensas) 24-12-0; Danny Higgins (Sub Fish) 24-5-0.

Lynda Thomson Memorial, River Wensum, Norwich. Tues, 20. David Roe (Angling Direct) 24-4-0, roach, perch plus two bonus bream, 6m whip and maggot; Wayne Anderson (Angling Direct) 23-3-0; Robert Hubbard (Angling Direct) 21-9-0; Andrew Moss (Angling Direct) 16-15-0; Pete Swan (Angling Direct) 16-10-0; Nick Larkin (Nisa Feeders) 15-1-0.


Sherwood Forest Fishery, Edwinstowe, Notts., Wed. Holmedale Lake, 23. Simon Skelton (Middy) 58-3-0, 13 carp to 9 lb, small pellet feeder and 6mm hard pellet to small island, peg 54; Steve Binch (Mansfield Piscatorial) 44-8-0; Mick Langton (Sherwood Forest) 40-12-0; Chris Greenside (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) 35-8-0. Sun, 19, Holmedale. Craig Brazier (Sherwood Forest) 91-4-0, carp to 7 lb, waggler and maggot to small island, peg 54;  Dave Turton (Sheffield Roofers) 69-15-0; Simon Skelton (Middy) 65-11-0; Matt Skelton (Sherwood Forest) 27-5-0; Mick Sills (Sherwood Forest) 25-9-0.

Suffolk Water Park, Bramford, Nr. Ipswich. Sat,14, silver fish. Gary Ambrose (Bromeswell Lakes) 12-15-0 , skimmers to 2 lb, crumb feeder and dead maggot; Chris Smith (Harleston) 10-6-0; Keith Gooderham (Browning Wickford) 8-2-0; Nick Larkin (Nisa Feeders) 7-14-0; John Dale (Bait-Tech) 6-14-0; Richard Watson (Nisa Waveney) 5-6-0.

Townsend Lakes, Nr. Wisbech, Cambs. Sun, 12, Cuckoo Canal. Robert Betts (Townsend) 55-4-0, carp, poled pellet, down the track and caster close in,  peg 16; Colin Begbie (Townsend) 51-4-0; Steven Hillman (Townsend) 24-12-0.

Westwood Lakes, Wyberton, Lincs. Tues, 30, Pairs, Skylark & Osprey lakes. Steve Lane (Marukyu Westwood Lakes) 47-8-0, F1s, poled pellet, Osprey peg 18; Paul Harsley (Dave’s Peg) 43-12-0; Baz Bright (RAF Garbolino) 42-4-0. Pairs: Steve Reid & Baz Bright (RAF Garbolino) 2; Paul Harsley & Shane Wilcox (Dave’s Peg) 3. Thurs, 30, Skylark. Januauz Kedjerski (Westwood Lakes) 59-4-0, carp, F1s and ide, poled pellet and red maggot over 2mm feed pellet, peg 17; Ray Pauley (Windmill Tackle) 55-0-0; Spike Milligan (Lincs County) 39-8-0; Gregorz Shalet (Westwood Lakes) 27-12-0. Sun, 12, Osprey Lake. Januauz Kedjerski (Westwood Lakes) 59-6-0, F1’s, poled 4mm expander pellet over 2mm feed pellet, peg 22; Cameron Stokes (Jay Mathey AC) 53-10-0; Steve Lane (Marukyu Westwood Lakes) 46-8-0; Gregorz Shalet (Westwood Lakes) 42-0-0; Stan Stakovich (Westwood Lakes) 40-6-0.


Willow Lakes, Foston, Lincs. Sat, 16, Ash, Chestnut & Hawthorn lakes. John Woodland (Sherwood Forest Farm Park) 68-0-0, 15 carp to 10 lb, long pole with double red maggot, Ash peg 20; Graham Eden (Mansfield) 50-8-0; Phil Morris Jnr. (Notts AA) 31-0-0; Terry Marshall (Dynamite Matchman Supplies) 27-0-0; John Berry (Mansfield) 21-4-0; Andy Birkin (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 20-0-0.




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