There’s a fun FREE SUNHAT with every issue this week. Major features inside include the inside story on England’s new match world champions, a British-record breaking fish, a top tackle shop closing down, full Kamasan British Open coverage, a GURU ace in action and July’s Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year.


Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers



* Bank End. Finningley, S. Yorks. Sun, 31. Graham Clark (Bank End) 235-15-0, carp, poled paste, peg 15; Dean Foster (Kerfoots Tackle) 182-3-0; Trevor Jordan (Bank End) 175-8-0; Reg Fearn (Daiwa Dons) 172-2-0; Kev Feast (Daiwa Dons) 169-6-0; Steve Donoghue (Daiwa Dons) 167-14-0.

* Calder League, River Calder, Brighouse, Sun, 58, round 3. Andy Miller (Mirfield) 28-0-0, 6 chub plus grayling, stick and caster, Corn Mill; Craig Turbitt (Calder 8) 26-10-0; Andy James (Bradford No1) 19-12-0; Tony Peel (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 18-8-0; Mark Webb (Saints) 18-2-0. Teams: Calder 8 36.5; Ultimate Barnsley Blacks 35; Mirfield 34. League: Ultimate Barnsley Blacks 16; Calder 8 15.5; Mirfield 14.5.

* Daiwa Hallcroft, Retford, Notts. Sun, 38. Moat outer. Andy Oldham (Frenzee) 147-3-0, 18 carp, poled worm, peg 97, golden peg £300; Nigel Rimmer (Maver Gold Bag’em) 140-13-0; Pete Miles (Kelly’s Stores) 113-14-0; John Powell (Parkgate AC) 101-2-0; Andy Sellars (Bankside Tackle) 79-14-0.

* Garbolino Lindholme, Doncaster. Sat, 36. John Allerton (Tri-Cast) 158-13-0, carp, pole and pellet shallow, peg 59 Oasis; Alex McCloud (Garbolino Lindholme) 157-11-0; Steve Barraclough (Frenzee) 142-2-0; Sean Cameron (Garbolino Lindholme) 141-12-0.

* Happy League Practice, Calder and Hebble Navigation, Horbury to Thornhill. Sun, 65. Bob Brown (Sensas Walton) 8 Kg 850 gr, 190 roach, poled maggot, peg 122; Graham Tock (Mosella Selby) 5.050; Phil Morgan (Sensas North) 4.120; Kelvin Weatherall (Mosella Selby) 3.950; Mark Wilson (Sensas North) 3.610.

* Matrix Festival, Tidal Trent, Dunham and Laughterton. Fri, 50 (non-PI points on Friday). Wayne Bartholomew (Feeder Team England) 28-12-0, bream and skimmers, feeder, worm and caster, Dunham peg 15; Steve Clarke (Maver Image) 14-7-0; Colin Stringer (Sheffield) 13-14-0; Paul Golding (Worksop) 12-15-0. Sat, 50. Pete Hyde (Leeds) 15-2-0, bream and skimmers on feeder and caster from Dunham 17; Shaun Rampling (Worksop) 13-12-0; Alan Henry (Shimano Dynamite) 12-1-0; Steve Roe (Leeds) 12-0-0; Rob Fryer (Dynamite Baits) 11-3-0. Sun, 50. Jan Stephenson (Scunthorpe) 12-6-0, 2 bream plus skimmers, Laughterton peg 50; Pete Reilly (Nottingham) 10-6-0; Alan Henry (Shimano Dynamite) 8-6-8; Mark Halksworth (Leegem Angling) 8-2-0; Paul Golding (Worksop) 7-15-0.

* Mirfield, Calder and Hebble Navigation, Whitley to Heck. Sat. 42. Andy Bradley (Mirfield) 24-10-0, skimmers, pole and feeder with maggot, peg 56; Pete Baron (Tackle 2U) 23-8-0; Dave Armitage (Cleckheaton) 23-0-0; Keith Hobson (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 17-10-0.

* Northallerton, River Swale, Scruton. Sun, 34. Pete Miller (Aireborough) 24-2-0, 7 chub, waggler and maggot, peg 33; John Prescott (Northallerton) 18-10-0; John Wilkinson (Aireborough) 16-12-0; Keith Mottram (Aireborough) 16-1-0.

* Northern Superleague, River Tees, Yarm. Sun, 64. Mal Dunlop (Browning Quaker) 45-4-0, 8 bream plus skimmers on feeder and worm from peg 107; Bob Walker (North Ormesby Institute) 25-2-0; Nick Jose (Daiwa Cleveland Angling Centre) 19-6-0; Graham Rowley (Maver Newman Scotts) 19-4-0; Peter Close (Browning Quaker) 17-12-0; Nigel Rance (Browning Quaker) 17-2-0. Teams/League TBA.

* Oaks, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat, 34. Chris Hall (Oaks) 128-10-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet, Cedar peg 40; Mark Wainwright (Colmic) 118-10-0; Rob Harbour (Browning Quaker) 113-8-0; Luke Hawksworth (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) 112-11-0. Sun, 30, Ash, Beech and Sycamore. Andy Hampson (Oaks) 127-14-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet down edge, Beech 18; Ian Bayley (Woodlands Tackle) 124-10-0; Chris Hall (Oaks) and Chris Kendall (Middy) both 121-13-0.

* Woodlands, Thirsk. Sat, 43, Partridge, Skylark and Curlew lakes. Wayne Nolan (Woodlands Tackle) 197-5-0, carp to 11 lb, pellet up in water, Partridge 18; Ken Gollightly (Shotton) 161-1-0; Rob Jones (Woodlands Tackle) 139-2-0; Glyn Horrocks (Woodlands Tackle) 135-8-0.

Results of smaller matches and midweekers

Angel of the North, Northumberland. Wed, 10, Bowes Lake. Alan McGuire (South Shields) 146-5-0, carp, peg 1 (had 155-2-0 but went over in two nets); Peter Wilson (Angel Lakes) 101-10-0. Sat, 13, Bowes. Ray Laing (Washington) 110-12-0, carp, pellet, 8m, peg 3; Peter Wilson 98-14-0; Colin Pine 96-9-0. Sun, 15, Lookout Lake. John Foster (Washington) 76-4-0, peg 11; John Nelson (Washington) 56-8-0; Neil Brown (South Shields) 50-4-0; Graham Skirrey (Chester-le-Street) 46-14-0.

Barnburgh Fishery. Doncaster. Tues, 25, Over-50s. Les Peace (Barnburgh) 155-8-0, F1s, poled pellet; R. Brunyee (Castleford) 137-7-0; Dave Durrans (Barnburgh) 105-0-0. Wed, 14. R Clements (Barnburgh) 135-7-0, F1s, poled pellet; Ryan Law (Barnburgh) 127-12-0; Rob Hitchens (Yorkshire Baits) 115-6-0. Fri eve, 14. Pete Gosney (Barnburgh) 127-13-0, F1s, poled pellet; J. Cordall (Barnburgh) 99-15-0; Ryan Law (Barnburgh) 73-2-0. Sun, 16. Rob Hitchens (Yorkshire Baits) 134-15-0, carp and F1s, poled paste; Pete Gosney (Barnburgh) 119-4-0; Mick Owen (Barnburgh) 115-1-0.

Calder Anglers, Moorfield Farm, Goole. Weds, 24, Match Lake. James Scott (Brighouse) 150-3-0, carp to 8 lb, meat, peg 9; Gary Kinder (Spenborough) 130-7-0; Andy Lumb (Lowhills) 124-6-0.

Daiwa Hallcroft. Retford, Notts. Mon, 23, Veterans, Bridge and Croft lakes. Geoff Hiley (Mansfield) 69-6-0, carp, tench and skimmers, pole, pellet and corn, peg 3 Croft; Ken Pacey (Gainsborough) 67-0-0; Ian Donaldson (Notts AA) 59-10-0; Dave Sewell (James Maude Linden) 59-6-0. Tues pm, 20, Moat island. Lee Hewison (MAP Leegem) 97-4-0, carp, pole and meat, peg 53; Rich Teigh (Handsworth Angling) 94-6-0; Arthur Beresford (MAP Leegem) 72-2-0; John Kelly (Kellys Stores) 59-12-0. Wed, Juniors, Bridge Lake. Rosie Muxlow 37-6-0, silvers, poled maggot and corn, peg 26; Luke Woodcock 25-0-0; Nathan Charlton 16-0-0. Thurs, 25, Veterans, Bridge and Croft. Steve Twigg (MAP Leegem) 74-12-0, carp, tench and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 27 Croft; Dave Downes (Killarmarsh) 56-4-0; Jack Hobson (Sheffield) 49-14-0; A Slack (James Maude Linden) 48-0-0; Nigel Wood (Hallcroft) 46-14-0. Fri pm, 27, Moat. Rich Teigh (Handsworth) 81-4-0, carp and bream, pole and pellet, peg 55 island; Andy Oldham (Frenzee) 79-0-0; Andy Bailey (Daiwa Dons) 70-0-0. Sat, 19. Moat island. Andy Oldham (Frenzee) 187-5-0, carp, pole and worm, peg 59; Ben Holmes (Matrix Trentmen) 128-4-0; Jason Thomas (Subfish) 114-11-0; Gordon Gibson (Worksop) 106-0-0; Steve Clark (Sensas Mansfield) 95-3-0.

Dynamite Baits Scunthorpe DAA League, Tidal Trent, South Clifton, Lincs. Thurs, 21. Malc Firmstone (Whisby) 24-2-0, skimmers, perch and odd bream, groundbait feeder & redworm tipped with caster, peg 42; Maurice Thacker (Whisby) 11-12-0; Roly Moses (Brigg) 11-8-0; Steve Drage (Bawtry) 10-9-0; Nigel Grindle (Pelham) and Dave Padley (Brigg) both 10-3-0.

Jim Hirst Memorial, Carpvale Pools, York. Tues, 17. John Daykin (Hebden Bridge) 62-8-0, carp to 8 lb, poled bread, Cyprio peg 6; Tony Lees (Hebden Bridge) 61-4-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 33-0-0.

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Langwith Lakes, York. Sun, 21. Chris Reilly (Garbolino Ossett) 109-6-0, carp, pellet to island, Bethany’s 21; John Brain (Harrogate) 108-14-0; Tom Bainbridge (Langwith) 94-7-0. Wed, 21, over-50s. Wayne Forthrop (Langwith) 168-2-0, carp, pellet, Anya’s peg 21; Mick Webster (Langwith) 121-0-0; Mark Burnell (Langwith) 105-2-0.

Oaks, Sessay, N. Yorks. Tues, 10. Chris Kendall (Middy) 151-4-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet and paste in edge, Maple peg 16; Ian Bayley (Woodlands Tackle) 132-11-0; Ant Stock (Daiwa Cleveland Angling Centre) 96-12-0. Wed, 12. Tony Watson (Browning Quaker) 186-9-0, carp to 2 lb, shallow pellet, Sycamore 15; Liam Helliwell (Oaks) 174-8-0; Richy Newton (Daiwa Cleveland Angling Centre) 171-5-0. Thurs, 21. Minikin (Sonubaits) 150-10-0, carp to 9 lb, pellet, Cedar Lake; Chris Kendall (Middy) 142-15-0; Dean Smith (Matrix Bait-Tech) 138-14-0.

Oaktree Leisure, Pond Four, York. Sun, 17. Jason Gilbert (Strayside) 79-0-0, carp to 4lb on paste at 4m from peg 14; Brian Pallister (Black Horse) 45-4-0; Steve Hodson (RSPS) 37-14-0.

Sykehouse Fishery. Doncaster. Wed, 16. Mick Glaister (Stainforth Angling) 164-12-0, carp on pellet waggler, peg 4; Arthur Bead (Mexborough) 127-10-0; Sean Lanaghan (Stainforth Angling) 124-0-0. Thurs eve, 13. Lee Hall (Stainforth Angling) 64-6-0, carp on pellet waggler, peg 2; Sean Lanaghan (Stainforth Angling) 62-3-0; Mick Glaister (Stainforth Angling) 52-13-0. Sun, 20. Mark Silman (Stainforth Angling) 79-10-0, carp on pellet waggler, peg 7; Lee Hall (Stainforth Angling) 79-6-0; A Douglas (Stainforth Angling) 72-8-0.

Thornaby, River Tees, Sockburn. Sun, 25. Dave Nicholson (Darlington Brown Trout) 23-10-0, chub, bomb and crust from peg 54; Graham Ellison (Thornaby) 21-11-0; Ken Ovenden (Thornaby) 14-12-0; Dave Firth (Darlington) 11-13-0.
Viking Fishery. Pollington. Sat, 16. Gary Henderson (Pontefract) 86-8-0, carp, poled maggot, peg 26; Kevin Worth (Castleford) 56-9-0; Darren Morritt (Goole) 42-5-0; Colin Ramsgill (Ackworth) 37-9-0.

Woodhouse Grange, Doncaster. Wed, 10, Heron Lake. John Dudley (Woodhouse Grange) 112-14-0, carp, poled corn, peg 3; Sean O’Mally (Woodhouse Grange) 83-8-0; Neil Stones (Woodhouse Grange) 83-12-0. Thurs, 12, Cobble. Keith Pearson (Woodhouse Grange) 179-14-0, carp on poled pellet, new lake record; Ryan Bennett (Woodhouse Grange) 58-10-0; Steve Clegg (Woodhouse Grange) 45-4-0. Sat, 11. Heron. Steve Cross (Majestic) 52-0-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 45; Bernie Larder (Woodhouse Grange) 51-4-0; Keith Pearson (Woodhouse Grange) 47-4-0. Sun, 22. Heron. Ian Taylor (Cats and Dogs) 56-4-0, carp on poled paste, peg 41; Dave Doanes (Woodhouse Grange) 42-14-0; S. Wasden (Doncaster) 38-4-0.

Woodlands, Thirsk, N. Yorks. Sun, 23, Curlew and Kestrel. Dave Sinclair (Woodlands Tackle) 131-8-0, carp to 5 lb, pellet at 5m; Mark Collerton (Cornwall) 116-0-0; Glyn Horrocks (Woodlands Tackle) 112-10-0.


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