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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers





* Bank End. Finningley, S Yorks. Sun, 31. Trevor Jordan (Bank End) 146-7-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 30; Mark Kettle (Bank End) 133-4-0; Graham Lavender (Bank End) 116-6-0; John Andrews (Bank End) 109-10-0; Steve Cawston (Bank End) 104-11-0; Pete Smith (Daiwa Dons) 103-14-0.

* Bradford No.1 AA, Raskelf Lake, W. Yorks. Sun, 40. Pete Wilson (Tri-Cast Calder) 43-0-0, carp and ide to 2 lb, worm at 10m; Chris Jones (Bradford No.1) 41-6-0; John Walsh (Bradford No.1) 34-7-0; Steve Warriner (Ryburn) 33-9-0.

* Calder League, River Calder, Brighouse to Mirfield. Sun, 56. Keith Hobson (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 19-2-0, grayling to 1 lb, stick flost and caster, gravel pits; Adrian Lewis (Bradford No1) 17-12-0; Daz Taylor (Saints) 17-2-0; Steve Webster (Mirfield) 15-14-0; Stan Haigh (Punky’s 8) 15-3-0; Andy Bradley (Gomersal) 13-10-0. Teams: Punky’s 8 34; Ultimate Barnsley Blacks and Gomersal both 30. League: Ultimate Barnsley Blacks 26.5; Calder 8 23.5; Mirfield 22.5.

*Daiwa Hallcroft. Retford, Notts. Sun, 32, Moat Pool. Steve Shepherd (Worksop) 134-6-0, carp to 10lb plus bream, short poled paste, peg 43 island; Neil Vernon (Gainsborough) 111-1-0; Luke Sears (Daiwa Marukyu) 104-12-0; Gordon Gibson (Worksop) 83-14-0; Paul Elliott (MAP Leegem) 82-0-0; Ian Jowell (MAP Leegem) 81-10-0.

* Leeds DASA, River Aire, Chapel Haddlesley. Sat, 40. Dave Armitage (Cleckheaton) 15-6-0, roach, poled maggot, peg 12; Martyn Highe (Mirfield) 10-5-0; Chris Burton (Angler’s World Holidays) 8-15-0; Norman Thewliss (Mirfield) 8-6-0; Mick Hughes (Tadcaster) 6-13-0.

* Northallerton, River Swale, Scruton. Sat, 32. Ian Curtin (Yarm) 30-8-0, eight chub, waggler and maggot, peg B1; Lee Furness (Selby) 30-3-0; Mark Mossman (Northallerton) 29-8-0; Andy Scaife (Northallerton) 27-0-0.

* Oaks, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat, 38. Mal Bailey (Garbolino Elton) 107-0-0, carp to 6 lb, maggot at 12m, Cedar peg 46; Chris Hall (Oaks) 106-2-0; Pete Whale (Oaks) 105-0-0; Rob Minikin (Sonubaits) and Mark Calvert (Garbolino Elton) both 99-14-0.

* RSPS Lower Swale Championship, River Swale, Asenby to Helperby. Sat, 50. Ian Parker (Leeds) 16-8-0, two barbel, legered worm; Charlie Hardaker (Idle & Thackley) 10-4-0, single barbus; Nick Smith (Aireborough) 8-6-0; Ray King  (RSPS) 7-6-0.



Smaller match results

Arthur Stead Memorial, South Yorkshire Navigation, Kilnhurst. Sun, 18. Stuart Senior (Pheonix and Parkgate) 8-10-0, roach and skimmers, poled squatt, peg 61; Dave Lawton (Pheonix and Parkgate) 8-2-0; Mick Barker (Sheffield) 5-11-0; Ray Howitt (Pheonix and Parkgate) 5-7-0; Mick Hospodynuik (Pheonix and Parkgate) 5-0-0.

Barnburgh. Doncaster, S Yorks. Tues, 15, over-50s. Les Peace (Barnburgh) 102-0-0, F1s, poled pellet; Dave Durrans (Barnburgh) 73-2-0; Paul Brunyee (Castleford) 72-0-0; Martin Hartley (Rotherham) 64-8-0. Wed, 16. Ryan Law (Barnburgh) 161-0-0, F1s, poled pellet; Les Peace (Barnburgh) 157-0-0; Daz Taylor (Barnburgh) 83-0-0. Sun, 20. Pete Gosney (Barnburgh) 107-8-0, F1s, poled pellet; Daz Taylor (Barnburgh) 91-0-0; Chris Day (Doncaster) 87-0-0; Mick Owen (Barnburgh) 80-0-0.

Daiwa Hallcroft, Retford, Notts. Mon, 25, Veterans, Bridge and Croft lakes. Jack Hobson (Sheffield) 74-1-0, carp, bream and tench, poled paste, peg 3 Croft; Joe Simms (MAP Leegem) 73-2-0;Chris Line (Retford) 66-4-0; Dave Whiting (Buttonhole AC) 58-4-0; Gary Brooks (Maltby) 55-10-0. Tues pm, 30, Moat outer. Steve Robbins (MAP Leegem) 112-10-0, carp to 10 lb, pellet and corn at 6m and in margins, peg 12; Mick Hall (Tuxford) 104-8-0; Andy Bailey (Daiwa Dons) 94-8-0; Wayne Plant (Subfish) 92-10-0; Nigel Wood (Hallcroft) 89-10-0. Thurs, 32, Veterans, Bridge and Croft. Dave Sewell (James Maude AC) 109-4-0, 14 carp and a few skimmers, poled pellet and meat short, peg 6 Bridge island; Arnie Payling (Peg One) 76-14-0; Bob Poole (Bag’Em) 69-8-0; Paul Schoof (Leeds) 63-12-0; Jack Hobson (Sheffield) 63-10-0. Fri pm, 30, Moat outer. Nigel Wood (Hallcroft) 119-1-0, 15 carp to 12 lb, poled paste in margins, peg 92; Mick Hall (Tuxford) 118-4-0; Luke Sears (Daiwa/Marukyu) 106-8-0; Pete Miles (Doncaster) 104-0-0; Jack Hobson (Sheffield) 99-12-0. Sat, 20, Moat outer. Steve Clark (Sensas Mansfield) 94-6-0, carp, poled pellet and worm in margins, peg 15; Gordon Gibson (Worksop) 78-13-0; John Kelly (Kellys Stores) 70-14-0; Andy Sellars (Bankside Tackle) 69-8-0.

Dynamite Baits Scunthorpe DAA, Tidal River Trent, South Clifton, Lincs. Thurs, 18. Dave Ashmore (Grimsby) 9-7-0, a 9 lb barbel plus perch, maggot feeder, peg 12; Dave Padley (Brigg AC) 8-7-0; Roly Moses (Brigg AC) 6-14-0; Jim Evans (Clay Lane) 6-10-0; Bob Pearson (Brigg AC) 4-2-0.

Ferryboat Farm. Conisborough. Sun, 14. Andy Sutton (Ferryboat Farm) 75-8-0, carp, bream and F1s, poled pellet, peg 52; Tom Bray (Doncaster) 37-0-0; Tony Brown (Ferryboat Farm) 27-0-0.

Garbolino Lindholme, Doncaster, S. Yorks. Thurs, 23, Bonsai. Craig Elkin (Fox) 212-13-0, carp, maggot, peg 35; Andy Whitehouse (Scunthorpe Tackle) 188-13-0; Steve Rothery (Garbolino Lindholme) 169-11-0. Sat, 28, Oasis. Dave Shires (Garbolino Lindholme) 116-14-0, carp, shallow pellet, peg 63; Andy Middleton (Grattan) 106-5-0; Ryan Lidguard (Garbolino Lindholme) 101-12-0. Sun, 27, Bonsai. John Allerton (Tri-Cast) 149-6-0, carp, pellet, peg 26; Paul Yates (Drennan) 148-4-0; Ryan Lidguard (Garbolino Lindholme) 113-13-0; Paul Wright (Halkon Hunt) 105-6-0.

Kiveton Hall,  Sheffield. Sun, 18, Bottom Lake. Steve Crawford (Kiveton) 61-6-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 69; Ian Ward (Kiveton) 45-10-0; Lee Hendley (Kiveton) 37-4-0; Trev Davis (Kiveton) 36-0-0; Paul Burt (Kiveton) 34-2-0; Barry Gay (Kiveton) 26-4-0.


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Oaks, Sessay. Tues, 10, Maple. Luke Hawksworth (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) 168-14-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet, peg 62; Andy Barker (Oaks) 118-1-0; Pete Whale (Oaks) 100-3-0. Weds, 10, Ash and Beech. Rob Minikin (Sonubaits) 163-13-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet, Beech 2; Denis Geldart (Oaks) 140-14-0; Pete Whale (Oaks) 138-14-0. Thurs, 16, Cedar. Chris Kendall (Middy) 134-6-0, F1s, maggot, peg 53; Luke Hawksworth (Daiwa Cleveland Angling Centre) 133-3-0; Rob Minikin (Sonu Baits) 122-9-0. Sun, 22, Ash, Beech and Sycamore. Dean Smith (Matrix Bait-Tech) 151-15-0, carp to 4 lb on pellet in the edge from Beech 2; Chris Hall (Oaks) 131-5-0; Phil Sellars (Woodlands Tackle) 131-0-0.

Oaktree Leisure, York. Sun, 12. Pond Four. Dave Bargewell (Miracle Baits) 123-4-0, carp to 5 lb, pellet and meat, peg 49; Jason Gilbert (Strayside) 90-8-0; Barry Richardson (Black Horse) 71-4-0.

Sykehouse. Doncaster. Wed, 12, Stock Pond. Mark Price (Stainforth Angling) 215-5-0, carp on waggler and plastic duck with pellet, peg 6; Mark Hopkins (Askern) 94-6-0; Jamie Knott (Stainforth Angling) 88-12-0. Sun, 20. Thurs Night League Final, Match Lake. Mark Price (Stainforth Angling) 168-12-0, carp, waggler and pellet shallow, peg 1; Steve Jones (Stainforth Angling) 108-7-0; Jamie Knott (Stainforth Angling) 89-12-0.

Thornaby, River Tees, Croft. Sun, 19. Mal Clitheroe (Darlington) 14-10-0, dace whip and maggot, peg 50; Michael Grainger (Billingham) 7-6-0; Graham Jeavons (Billingham) 4-0-0.

Thornhill, Calder and Hebble Canal, Dewsbury. Sat, 13. Ray Reah (Wakefield) 4-15-0, skimmers and roach, worm and caster, 13m, peg 57; John Meredith (Matrix Halifax) 4-5-8; Glen Lawrence (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 3-6-8.

Viking Fishery, Pollington, E. Yorks. Sat, 16, Fox Pond. Richard Scott (Goole) 83-2-0, carp, pole and pellet, peg 13; Carl Elstub (Goole) 47-11-0; Garth Sykes (Knottingley) 47-10-0; Tony Cowan (Bentley) 34-7-0.

Woodhouse Grange. Doncaster. Wed, 11, Kingfisher. John Dudley (Woodhouse Grange) 110-4-0, carp, poled corn, peg 19; Bert Goodwin (Stainforth Angling) 80-4-0; Keith Sanders (Woodhouse Grange) 65-0-0. Thurs, 10, Heron. John Dudley (Woodhouse Grange) 141-12-0, carp, poled corn, peg 23; Bert Goodwin (Stainforth Angling) 83-12-0; Keith Sanders (Woodhouse Grange) 67-12-0. Sat, 10, Dog Kennel. Bernie Larder (Woodhouse Grange) 24-6-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 35; Malc Scott (Goole) 16-0-0; Paul Ellis (Goole) 15-8-0. Sun, 11, Heron. Dave Doane (Woodhouse Grange) 126-6-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 25; Stef Huntington (Goole) 93-0-0; Paul Ellis (Goole) and Paul Carling (Woodhouse Grange) both 67-0-0.

Yarm, River Tees, Yarm. Sun, 18. Keith Ward (Shotton) 14-9-0, bream and skimmers, feeder and worm, peg 157; Dereck Fox (Maver Newman Scotts) and Richy Bezemer (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) both 13-10-0.

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