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Preston Innovations-Angler’s Mail Matchman of the Year qualifiers – for full coverage on this competition see Angler’s Mail magazine every week! An angler from this region stars heavily!

* Daiwa Hallcroft Silverfish WL, Retford, Notts. Sun, 32, Moat and Bridge island lakes. John Barningham (Harrison’s Tackle) 18-1-0, roach, perch and skimmers, dead maggot over groundbait at 10m, peg 13 Bridge island; Luke Sears (Daiwa Marukyu) 17-15-0; Nick Sears (Daiwa Hallcroft) 16-15-0; Gary Mumby (Team Frenzee) 16-8-0; Andy Oldham (Team Frenzee) 15-8-0. Teams: Team Frenzee; Daiwa Drawbags; Peg One Tackle (undisclosed points).

* Embassy Racing York WL, River Ouse, Fulford. Sun. 42. Bob Morris (Angler’s World Holidays) 6-10-0, a bream and two roach, feedered worm; Trev Price (Tang Hall MG) 3-1-0; Tony Stephenson (Angler’s World Holidays) 2-13-0; Stan Haigh (Angler’s World Holidays) 2-10-0; Dave Young (Cochranes) 1-14-0. Teams: Angler’s World Holidays 15-4-0; X-Men 4-15-0; Cochranes 4-3-0. League: Angler’s World Holidays and X-Men both 5; Cochranes 12.

* Garbolino Lindholme, Doncaster. Sun, 50, Bonsai, Willows and Oasis lakes. Chris Kitchen (Garbolino Lindholme) 62-13-0, F1s and silvers, bread and pellets, Willows 52; Nick Speed (Shimano) 44-13-0; Paul Yates (Drennan) 43-11-0; Dave Shires (West Yorkshire Police) 42-1-0; John Allerton (Tri-Cast) 39-11-0.

* Leeds DASA, River Ouse, Hunters Lodge, Thorpe Underwwod and Widdington. Sun, 61. Tony Peel (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 4-9-0, ten roach, bomb and lob, peg 7; Scott Lister (Browning Quaker) 4-7-0; Paul Bennett (Tackle 2U) 2-12-0; Pete Lowther (Daiwa Dons) 2-4-0; Keith Hobson (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 1-14-0; Glen Brown (Pontefract) 1-10-0.

* Tom’s Ponds, Ponds One and Two, Otley. Sun, 32. Lee Bramham (Otley) 55-15-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet at 14m, peg 5 Pond One; Andy Rawson (Keighley) 36-1-0; Kev Trevors (Pudsey Angling Centre) 35-7-0; Paul Tate (Tom’s Ponds) 34-7-0.

* Valmaar Sideloaders, River Ouse, Hunters Lodge to Linton. Sat, 42. Andy Bradley (Mirfield) 4-9-0, 25 roach, feedered worm and maggot, peg 250; Martyn Highe (Mirfield) 4-2-0; Pete Barron (Tackle 2U) 4-1-0; Dean Grace (Pontefract) 3-8-0; Dave ‘Punky’ Armitage (Cleckheaton) 3-2-0.



It's essential reading this week. Be sure to get your copy of Angler's Mail magazine.
It’s essential reading this week. Be sure to get your copy of Angler’s Mail magazine.


Smaller fishing match results reported to the Angler’s Mail team

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Ancholme Spring Series, River Ancholme, Springs, N. Lincs. Sun, 21. Graham Bontoft (Scunthorpe Tackle) 11-3-0, roach, bread punch, peg 14; Rob Cooney (Grimsby) 10-13-0; Graham Bachelor (Grimsby Bait 2 Fish) 9-1-0.

Barnburgh, Doncaster, S. Yorks. Tues, 15, ovcer-50s. Andy Szczupak (Barnburgh) 37-6-0, F1s, poled pellet; Steve Sherburn (Barnburgh) 31-8-0; Roger Healey (Barnburgh) 28-0-0. Wed, 15. Pete Lakin (Barnburgh) 72-8-0, F1’s on poled pellet; Andy Szczupak (Barnburgh) 57-8-0; Andy Sutton (Rotherham) 46-0-0. Sun, 19. Mick Crookes (Barnburgh) 37-0-0, F1s, poled pellet; Paul Crookes (Barnburgh) 36-8-0; Paul Jenkinson (Barnburgh) and Paul Dolton (Sheffield) both 28-8-0.

Bob-Co, Carpvale Match Lake, nr York. Sun, 13. Gary Miller (Bob-Co) 41-8-0, carp on corn from peg 37; Roy Worsnop (Bob-Co) 36-10-0; Graham Broadley (Bob-Co) 31-4-0.

Daiwa Hallcroft, Retford, Notts. Mon, 12, vets. Bridge. Ian Temple (Retford) 38-3-0,carp and silvers, poled maggot and pellet, peg 53 Outer; Roger Holmes (Notts AA) 17-12-0; Nigel Wood (MAP Leegem) 11-0-0. Thurs, 25, vets, Moat. Roger Holmes (Notts AA) 41-4-0, carp, pellet feeder, meat and corn, peg 97 Outer; Mal Edgecombe (Doncaster) 40-0-0; Nigel Wood (MAP Leegem) 35-6-0; Lee Hewison (MAP Leegem) 32-12-0; Ian Temple (Retford) 32-2-0. Sat, 19, Moat. Andy Oldham (Frenzee) 44-14-0, carp to 9 lb, pellet feeder, punched meat, peg 64 island; Steve Robbins (MAP Leegem) 30-8-0; Rich Bonson (MAP Leegem) 26-9-0; Wayne Lomas (MAP Leegem0 26-4-0; Arthur Berisford (MAP Leegem) 20-0-0.

Ferryboat Farm, Conisborough, S. Yorks. Sun, 14. Les Billups (Ferryboat) 8-6-0, mixed bag, pole and maggot; Steve Foster (Ferryboat) 6-0-0; Tony Brown (Ferryboat) 5-0-0; Ray Pinder (Ferryboat) 4-10-0.

Garbolino Lindholme, Bonsai, Sat. 25. John Allerton (Tri-Cast) 55-4-0, carp, corn and pellet, peg 70; Steve Rothery (Daylite Baits) 29-11-0; Andy Mundell (Garbolino Lindholme) 22-3-0; Kev Holvey (Tri-Cast) 21-12-0.

Hayfield. Doncaster. Sun, 24, Dannys Island Lake. Jeff Wilde (Fishing Republic) 120-10-0, carp on pellet feeder, peg 59; Tony Briscoe (Hayfield) 111-8-0; Craig Jones (Hayfield) 67-5-0; Sean Saunders (Hayfield) 49-0-0.

Kiveton Hall, Sheff. Sun, 8. Colin Hendley (Kiveton) 71-2-0, carp, pole and pellet, peg 15; Steve Gill (Kiveton) 24-6-0; Paul Burt (Kiveton) 18-4-0.

Leeds DASA, Kippax Ponds, Leets. Sun, 15, Lapwing Pond. Tom Barker (Allerton Bywater) 37-0-0, carp and barbell, maggot, peg 9; John Brogden (Leeds) 34-0-0; Steve Hodson (DH Angling RSPS) 15-9-0.

None Go Bye Farm, near York. Sun, 21. Tim Peters (Tri-Cast Calder) 31-14-0, skimmers, pellet at 13m, peg 7; Ben Scott (Guiseley Angling) 24-12-0; Chris Kendall (Middy) 24-7-0.

Oaks, Sessay, N. Yorks. Tues, 18, Sycamore Lake. Pete Whale (Oaks) 40-3-0, carp, pellet, peg 16; John Clarke (Oaks) 30-9-0; Simon Medd (Daiwa Cleveland Angling Centre) 16-7-0. Wed, 12, Firs, Alders & Willows lakes. John Maddison (Browning Quaker) 31-14-0, roach and skimmers, caster and pellet, Firs; Ian Bayley (Woodlands Tackle) 30-4-0; Josh Newton (Browning Quaker) 28-12-0. Thurs, 17, Cedar. Rob Minikin (Sonubaits) 60-0-0, F1s, pellet, peg 29; Chris Kendall (Middy)  37-11-0; Ant Stock (Daiwa Cleveland Angling Centre) 35-13-0. Sat, 25, Cedar. Stuart Stott (Starbeck) 28-5-0, F1s, pellet, peg 70; Andy Barker (Oaks) 27-12-0; Rob Harbour (Oaks) 24-4-0. Sun, 12, Ash, Beech and Sycamore. Chris Watson (Oaks) 39-8-0, carp, pellet, Sycamore 21; John Clarke (Oaks) 38-6-0; Ray Singh (Garbolino Elton) 24-7-0.

Silstar Stainforth Angling WL, Pines Lakes, Thorne. Sun, 26. Keith Watson (Silstar Stainforth Angling) 89-6-0, carp to 15 lb, bomb and corn, peg 10; Jamie Snedker (Silstar Stainforth Angling) 48-12-0; Andy Renton (Daiwa Dons) 35-6-0. Pairs: John Walkden and Keith Watson 3; Andy Renton and Daz Hall (Thorne) 8. Wed, 10. Big Mark Price (Silstar Stainforth Angling) 48-2-0, ide, pole and maggot, peg 11; Jim Evans (Clay Lane) 32-10-0; Danny Evans (Clay Lane) 23-10-0.

Sykehouse Fishery. E. Yorks. Wed, 20. Ron Hall (Hull) 74-4-0, carp, maggot feeder, peg 23 Twin Isles; Brian Werritt (Askern) 54-11-0; K Bull (Hull) 40-10-0. Sun, 23. Dave Chadwick (Hull) 78-0-0, carp on bomb and corn, peg 22 Twin Isles; M Howton (Hull) 48-4-0; Neil Yates (Hull) 43-1-0.

Thornhill Pairs, Calder and Hebble Canal, Dewsbury. Sat, 24. Mick Sharpe (Thornhill) 4-7-8, skimmers and roach, bloodworm and caster at 12m, peg 19; John Needham (Leeds Angling Centre) 4-4-0; Craig Ellis (Tri-Cast Calder) 3-13-0. Pairs: Mick Sharpe/Brian Kellett (Thornhill), Keith Marshall/Craig Ellis (Tri-Cast Calder) and Daz Kershaw/Simon Walton (Matrix Halifax) all 10. League: Craig Ellis/Keith Marshall 27; Mick Sharpe/Brian Kellett 25.

Wakefield, Calder and Hebble Canal, Calder Grove, W. Yorks. Sun, 18. Steve Allinson (Tri-Cast Calder) 2-11-0, roach and perch, bloodworm, peg 12; Warren McLeavy (Tri-Cast Calder) 2-10-0; Daz Kershaw (Matrix Halifax) 2-6-0.

Woodhouse Grange, AKA ‘Dog Kennel’, Doncaster, S. Yorks. Wed, 12. Ghost. Barry Oliver (Yorkshire Baits) 67-0-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 2; Graham Webster (Doncaster) 45-0-0; Stef Huntington (Goole) 43-2-0. Thurs, 10. Cobble. Ian Taylor (Cats and Dogs) 31-7-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 5; Malc Scott (Goole) 24-8-0; Chad Taylor (Woodhouse Grange) 13-6-0. Sat, 15. Kingfisher. Keith Sanders (Woodhouse Grange) 42-10-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 4; Bernie Larder (Woodhouse Grange) 39-8-0; Mal Scott (Goole) 38-5-0. Sun, 22, WL, Dog Kennel and Ghost. Dave Swift (Woodhouse Grange) 59-0-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 35 Dog Kennel; John Pearson (Woodhouse Grange) 39-2-0; Mal Scott (Goole) 38-6-0.

Yarm, River Tees, Yarm, Sun. 23. Ian Lumb (Yarm) 6-0-0, a bream and a perch, worm, peg 185; Mark Arrowsmith (Maver Newman Scotts) 4-12-0; Gerry Bowes (Yarm) 2-5-0.



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