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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers

* Bradford No.1 AA, River Nidd, Cowthorpe, N. Yorks. Sun, 32. John Leyland (Tackle 2U) 15-9-0, four chub, meat, peg 27; Nick Smith (Aireborough) 7-0-0; Howard Foster (Bradford No1) 6-15-0; Mick Tiffany (Bradford No1) 2-3-0.

* Browning Quaker Silvers, Woodland Lakes, Carlton Minniot, N. Yorks. Sun, 44. Richie Bezemer (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) 21-8-0, skimmers, maggot over pellet, Kestrel 11; Mal Dunlop (Browning Quaker) 19-0-0; Dave Basnet (Browning Quaker) 17-4-0; Peter Close (Browning Quaker) 16-12-0; George Webb (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) 16-4-0.

* Daiwa Hallcroft Silverfish Teams, Retford, Notts. Sun, 32, Moat and Bridge Island lakes. Bob Poole (Bag’em Matchbaits) 15-11-0, roach to 4 oz, caster over groundbait at 6 and 12m, peg 8 Moat outer; Paul Ashley (Max Tackle) 14-12-0; Ben Holmes (Matrix Trentmen) 14-5-0; Dave Hiley (Peg One) 12-11-0; Luke Sears (Marukyu) 12-7-0.

* Garbolino Lindholme, Doncaster. Sat, 40, Bonsai and Oasis lakes. Paul McIntyre (Bait-Tech) 82-13-0, carp and silvers, pellet, 13m, Bonsai 47; Paul Wright (Doncaster Tackle) 72-12-0; Tim Morran (Grattan) 59-1-0;  Kevin Beaston (Lindholme) 55-3-0; Steve Rothery (Daylite Baits) 55-1-0; Ray Clements (Lindholme) 48-6-0.

* Leeds WL, River Ouse, Hunters Lodge to Linton. Sun, 67. Stan Haigh (Angler’s World Holidays) 5-0-0, a chub plus four roach, pole feeder and worm, peg 196; Phil Austin (Barlby Village Stores) 4-9-0; Denis White (Maver) 4-3-0; Paul Bennett (Tackle 2U) 3-14-0; John Wilkinson (Aireborough) 2-15-0; Tim Harrison (Angler’s World Holidays) 2-14-0.

* Oaks, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat, 35, Cedar Lake. Rob Minikin (Sonubaits) 60-14-0, carp to 5 lb, pellet, peg 24; Stuart Stott (Starbeck) 48-6-0; Mal Bailey (Garbolino Elton) 44-4-0; Chris Watson (Oaks) 36-4-0.

* Tom’s Ponds WL, Ponds 1 and 2, nr. Otley, N. Yorks. Sat, 37. Steve Thackwray (Tom’s Ponds) 41-12-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet, Pond 1 peg 12; Alan Cooperwaite (Keighley) 40-12-0; Stewart Waterhouse (Keighley) 32-5-0; Neil Rymer (Kippax) 31-7-0.

* Valmaar Sideloaders, River Ouse, Thorpe Underwood to Widdington, Sat, 46. Keith Hobson (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 5-0-0, 12 roach, pole feeder and maggot, peg 25; Denis White (Maver) 4-9-0; Paul Bennett (Tackle 2U) 3-12-0; Dave Pollitt (Mirfield) 3-3-0.

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Smaller fishing match results


Bank End, Finningley, S. Yorks. Sun, 28. Keith Vardy (Bank End) 56-10-0, carp, pellet feeder, peg 15; Steve Curtis (Bank End) 36-11-0; Colin Brown (Doncaster) 33-9-0; Alan Barker (Garbolino Elton) 26-6-0; Mark Kettle (Bank End) 15-3-0; Matt Grove (Bank End) 14-8-0.

Barnburgh. Doncaster, S. Yorks. Tues, 20. B. Burkinshaw (Barnburgh) 44-8-0, F1’s on poled pellet, peg 6; Roger Healey (Barnburgh) 40-0-0; Malc Thompson (Barnburgh) and Andy Shoepack (Barnburgh) both 38-8-0. Wed, 15. Gary Jubb (Barnburgh) 37-2-0, F1’s on poled pellet; Andy Shoepack (Barnburgh) 33-8-0; Daz Taylor (Barnburgh) 29-4-0; Les Peace (Barnburgh) 27-4-0. Fri, 14. Gary Jubb (Barnburgh) 70-0-0, F1’s on poled pellet; Daz Taylor (Barnburgh) 54-6-0; Andy Sutton (Rotherham) 49-12-0; Paul Brunyee (Castleford) 44-8-0. Sun, 23. Craig Leeland (Hemsworth) 46-2-0, F1’s on pole pellet; John Kelly (Doncaster) 35-0-0; Andy Shoepack (Barnburgh) 34-8-0; Stu Parkin (Barnburgh) 33-0-0.

Bob-Co Carpvale WL, Carpvale Pools, nr. York. Sun, 16, Match Pool. Dave Wright (Bob-Co) 38-12-0, eight carp, pellet feeder, peg 21; Steve Sharples (Bob-Co) 23-8-0; Garry Watson (Leeds) 21-10-0.

Daiwa Hallcroft, Retford, Notts. Mon, 12, Veterans, Moat island. Lee Hewison (MAP Leegem) 85-8-0, carp to double-figures, feeder with hair rigged pellet, meat and corn, peg 57; Iain Donaldson (Matchman Supplies) 40-6-0; Dave Sewell (James Maude AC) 32-10-0; Ken Pacey (Gainsborough) 21-12-0; Nigel Wood (Hallcroft) 18-9-0. Thurs, 29, Vets, Moat. Arnie Payling (Peg One Angling) 68-4-0, ten carp to 8 lb, pole and feeder, corn and pellet, peg 43 island; Mal Edgecombe (Doncaster) 56-6-0; Lee Hewison (MAP Leegem) 45-14-0; Pete Bagshaw (Barnsley Blacks) 45-12-0; Pete Ware (Retford) 28-4-0. Sat, 22. Moat. Daz Oldham (Maltby) 73-4-0, 11 carp, groundbait feeder and pellet, peg 64 island, £300 golden peg; Pete Bagshaw (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) and Wayne Lomas (MAP Leegem) both 39-14-0; Nigel Wood (Hallcroft) 31-12-0; Alan Crouch (Garbolino) 30-10-0.

Ferryboat Farm, Conisborough, S. Yorks. Sun, 12. Steve Billups (Ferryboat) 9-0-0, skimmers, poled maggot; Ray Pinder (Ferryboat) 8-0-0; Paul Hunton (Rotherham) 2-14-0; John Edwards (Ferryboat) 2-0-0.

Garbolino Lindholme, Doncaster. Sun, 29, Bonsai. John Allerton (Tri-Cast) 59-11-0, carp, bomb and pellet, peg 67; Nick Speed (Shimano) 55-14-0; Steve Rothery (Daylite Baits) 55-13-0.

Kippax Park, Lapwing Lake, W. Yorks. Sun, 15. Ian Wright (Allerton Bywater Colliery) 15-8-0, carp, poled maggot, peg 9; John Brogden (Langwith) 12-6-0; Lee Bramham (Otley) 10-9-0.

Kiveton Hall, Nr Sheffield. Sun, 12. Pete Ellis (Kiveton) 8-12-0, roach, poled maggot, peg 6; Paul Burt (Kiveton) 6-0-0; Mick Todd (Kiveton) 5-0-0; Dave Oldfield (Kiveton) 4-10-0.

None Go Bye Farm, Middle Lake, nr. York. Sun, 22. Darren Briggs (Tackle 2U) 27-2-0, roach and skimmers, poled caster, peg 8; Richard Taylor (Tri-Cast Calder) 15-11-0; Steve Webster (Tri-Cast Calder) 15-2-0.

Northallerton, River Swale, Morton, N. Yorks. Sat, 23. John McAllister (Doncaster) 4-6-0, lone chub on cheese; Steve Evans (Doncaster) 3-6-0; Nathan Proctor (Northern Angling) 2-8-0.

Oaks, Sessay, N. Yorks. Tues, 8, Sycamore. Chris Routledge (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) 57-2-0, carp to 2 lb, corn and pellet, peg 21; Chris Kendall (Middy) 52-11-0. Wed, 10, Oaks, Firs and Willows. John Maddison (Browning Quaker) 47-8-0, skimmers, pellet, pegged on Willows; Adam Richards (Browning) 27-14-0; Ashley Clemence (Middy) 24-4-0. Thurs, 10, Cedar. Minikin (Sonubaits) 52-12-0, F1s, pellet, peg 29; Chris Routledge (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) 36-9-0; Peter Whale (Oaks) 35-0-0. Sun, 17, Ash, Beech and Sycamore. Chris Hall (Oaks) 51-4-0, carp to 2 lb, corn, Sycamore 5; Chris Watson (Oaks) 26-10-0; Keith Fryatt (Woodlands Tackle) 23-9-0.

Old Bank, Mirfield Canal, Mirfield, W. Yorks. Wed, 12. Owen Jackson (Matrix Halifax) 10-1-0, roach to 4 oz, punch at 13m, peg 4; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 8-7-0; Warren McLeavy (Tri-Cast Calder) 8-6-0.

Phoenix and Parkgate, Ravenfield Ponds, Rotherham, S. Yorks. Sat, 17. Ray Hamshaw 11-8-0, five skimmers, four tench and a crucian, feeder and pellet, peg 80; Neil Gabbitas 9-7-0; Trev Parkin 8-2-0; Stuart Senior 7-7-0; Mick Barker 6-9-8; Maurice Curtis 6-6-0 (all Phoenix and Parkgate).

Rotherham WL, River Don, Sprotborough, S. Yorks. Sun, 24. Phil Stevenson (Team Conisborough) 4-8-0, roach, pole and maggot, peg 29; Ian Starbuck (Tippers) 3-10-0; Joe Murray (Rotherham) 3-9-0; Steve Lowther (Daiwa Dons) 3-0-0; Ian Turner (Jack’s Lads) 2-13-0; Paul Goulding (Jacks Lads) 2-10-8. Teams: Jack’s Lads 9; Conisborough 13; Tippers and Daiwa Dons both 14. Final League: Daiwa Dons 68; Jack’s Lads 70; Tippers 79; Rotherham and Conisborough both 85; Donsmen 116. Individual: Ian Starbuck 12; Phil Stevenson 15.

Slaithwaite, Sparth Reservoir, W. Yorks. Sun, 14. Neil Burrows (Slaithwaite) 2-10-0, roach, bloodworm and joker, B3; Tim Noone (Slaithwaite) 1-12-0; Keith Henighan (Tri-Cast Calder) 1-10-0.

Thornhill, Calder and Hebble Canal, Dewsbury, W. Yorks. Sat, 24. Craig Ellis (Tri-Cast Calder) 5-11-0, roach and perch, bloodworm at 11m, peg 1a; Brian Kellett (Thornhill) 3-10-0; Eric Green (Matrix Halifax) 3-1-8.

Wakefield, Calder and Hebble Navigation, Calder Grove, W. Yorks. Sun, 12. Luke Wrosek (Matrix Halifax) 6-12-0, roach and perch, bread and worm at 6 and 12m; Warren McLeavey (Tri-Cast Calder) 6-1-0; Neil Stead (Wakefield) 5-13-0.

Woodhouse Grange, Doncaster, S Yorks. Wed, 12. Dog Kennel. Stef Huntington (Goole) 104-1-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 35; John Dudley (Medusa) 78-5-0; Mal Scott (Goole) 67-5-0. Thurs, 10. Heron. Steve Clegg (Woodhouse Grange) 104-10-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 29; Keith Sanders (Woodhouse Grange) 86-9-0; Dave Swift (Woodhouse Grange) 47-13-0. Sat, 19. Ghost. Della Pearson (Woodhouse Grange) 103-6-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 15; Ian Taylor (Cats and Dogs) 60-9-0; Bernie Larder (Woodhouse Grange) 54-15-0. Sun, 18. Cobble. Sean O’Malley (Doncaster) 43-9-0, carp on poled pellet; Della Pearson (Woodhouse Grange) 42-6-0; Bernie Larder (Woodhouse Grange) 39-11-0.

Yorkshire Groundworks, Beverley Canal, E. Yorks. Sun, 25. Paul Danby (Market Weighton) 11-2-0, 140 roach on punch from peg 47; Nigel Beamson (Hull) 9-14-0; Dave Brokks junior (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 8-1-0.



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