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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers


* Daiwa Hallcroft, Retford, Notts. Sun, 40, Moat island and Bridge outer. Andy Oldham (Halkon-Hunt) 219-11-0, carp, shallow waggler until rod broke then caught pellet shallow on pole, peg 14 Moat island; Steve Barraclough (Frenzee) 216-12-0; Steve Clark (Sensas Mansfield) 169-2-0; Andy Sellars (Bankside Tackle) 152-12-0; Brian Sullivan (Maltby) 144-12-0.

* Happy League, New Junction Canal, Sykehouse to Hacienda. Sun. 69. Brian Hague (Rotherham) 9 Kg 560 gr, skimmers, feeder and gozzer, peg 373; Paul Reece (Rotherham) 9.520; Ian Exley (Daiwa Dons) 8.800; Ian Turner (Worksop) 8.200; Gordon Smith (Sensas North) 7.300.

* Leeds DASA,  River Wharfe, Ulleskelf. Sun, 35. Chris Brook (Glen) 11-13-0, four barbel, peg 46; Noel Speight (Glen) 6-2-0; Dave Armitage (Cleckheaton) 5-6-0; C. Hughes (Union) 4-12-0; T. Parr (Union) 4-9-0.

* Mirfield, River Calder, Dewsbury to Mirfield. Sat. 52. Mick Hughes (Tadcaster) 26-10-0, 8 chub plus grayling and dace, stick and caster below Ship Inn; Dave Miles (Leeds Angling Centre) 22-0-0; Pete Baron (Tackle 2U) 18-8-0; Dean Grace (Pontefract) 15-8-0; Lee Marshall (Grimsby) 14-12-0.

* Northallerton, River Swale, Scruton, Sun. 42. Dave Robson (Selby) 55-15-0, 13 chub and a barbel, waggler and caster, peg 15; Simon McArdle (Pontefract) 37-11-0; Peter Hyde (Aireborough) 24-12-0; Jo Hardcastle (Woodlands Tackle) 19-4-0; Phil Stead (Northallerton) 9-5-0.

* Northern Super League, River Tees, Yarm and Bowesfield, Sun, 64. Nigel Rance (North Ormesby Institute) 9-12-0, 6 skimmers plus perch, feeder and worm, peg 23; Shane Atkins (Daiwa Cleveland Angling Centre) 7-11-0; Dave Smiddy (Maver Newman Scotts) 5-11-0; Ray Robertson (Yarm) 5-3-0; Mark Arrowsmith (Maver Newman Scotts) 5-2-0. Teams: Daiwa Cleveland Angling Centre 50; Maver Newman Scotts 49; Yarm and North Ormesby Institute both 45.

* Oaks, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sun, 32, Ash, Beech and Sycamore lakes. Chris Hall (Oaks) 145-12-0, carp to 2 lb, Method and pellet, Sycamore 4; Rob Harbour (Oaks) 131-8-0; Dean Smith (Matrix Bait-Tech)  117-13-0; Chris Kendall (Middy) 109-0-0.

* Steve Jackson Memorial, Huddersfield Broad Canal, Sun, 58. Keith Hobson (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 8-11-0, 2 bream, a chub and perch, worm, 11m, Match Length; Tim Worsnop (Matrix Halifax) 5-9-0; Andy Bradley (Mirfield) 4-14-0; Pete Riley (Matrix Halifax) 4-4-0; George Colbran (Keighley) 4-2-0; Andy Miller (Tackle 2U) 4-0-0.

* Thornaby, River Tees, Croft to Hurworth, Sun. 34. Paul Stainsby (Stockton) 14-14-0, dace and chublets, stick and maggot, peg 51; Ken Ovenden (Stockton) 11-12-0; Michael Grainger (Billingham Tackle Box) 11-6-0; Dave Alderson (Middlesboro) 9-8-0.

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Smaller matches and midweekers


Bank End, Finningley, S. Yorks. Sun, 29. Dean Foster (Kerfoots Tackle) 138-6-0, carp, waggler and pellet, peg 14; Trev Jordan (Bank End) 131-0-0; Graham Clark (Bank End) 115-9-0; Steve Curtis (Bank End) 108-6-0; John Lindsey (Bank End) 98-10-0; Phil Gullitt (Clay Lane) 89-10-0.

Border Angling, Tollerton Ponds, York. Mon, 12. Nick Oliver (Border Angling) 40-5-0, carp on worm, Heron Pond; Kevin Penfold (Border Angling) 32-7-0; Andy Regan (Border Angling) 20-15-0.

Daiwa Hallcroft, Retford, Notts. Mon, 29, veterans costcutter, Bridge and Croft lakes. Ken Pacey (Gainsborough) 100-8-0, carp and bream, poled paste, peg 13 Bridge island; Reg Turner (Retford) 80-12-0; Paul Schoof (MAP Leegem) 77-12-0; Brian Sullivan (Maltby) 66-14-0; Mick Cook (Retford) 52-9-0. Tues pm, 24, Moat. Adrian Higginbotham (Matrix Trentmen) 171-6-0, carp, poled pellet and meat shallow, peg 64; Rich Teigh (Handsworth Angling) 110-0-0; Paul Schoof (MAP Leegem) 88-9-0; Andy Favill (Tuxford) 80-12-0; Wayne Plant (Sheffield) 79-6-0. Thurs, 38, Veterans. Ken Pacey (Gainsborough) 104-10-0, carp, poled pellet shallow, peg 47 Bridge outer; Ian Donaldson (Notts AA) 63-15-0; Dave Whiting (Buttonhole AC) 56-12-0; A. Slack (James Maude) 50-6-0; Steve Twigg (MAP Leegem) 47-0-0. Fri pm, 32. Rich Teigh (Handsworth) 286-0-0, carp, poled meat, peg 78; Andy Oldham (Halkon-Hunt) 179-11-0; Shane Pimperton (Sheffield) 168-2-0; C. Owen (Doncaster) 100-8-0; Andy Sellars (Bankside Tackle) 92-10-0. Sat, 18. Moat outer. Andy Oldham (Halkon-Hunt) 204-4-0, carp to 12 lb, poled pellet, peg 26; Steve Conry (Mitchell and Darfield) 195-6-0; Steve Lewis (Sheffield) 168-14-0; M. Malia (Wickersley) 155-4-0; Steve Clark (Sensas Mansfield) 154-12-0.

Dynamite Baits Scunthorpe DAA, Tidal Trent, South Clifton. Thurs, 31. Col Batchelor (Brigg AC) 21-12-0, bream, skimmers, tip fished worm and red maggot over worm and caster feed, peg 43; Sean Barber (Maver Midlands) 18-12-0; Chris White (Whisby AS) 7-3-0; Eddie Bridon (Maver) 6-5-0; Keith Clifton (Garbolino Lincs County) 6-2-0; Chris Gowling (Maver) 5-15-0.

Kiveton Hall, Sheffield, S. Yorks. Sun, 16. John Forster (Kiveton) 169-0-0, carp, paste, 11m, peg 57; Mick Todd (Kiveton) 80-8-0; Gary Matthews (Kiveton) 42-8-0; Adie Pickton (Kiveton) 36-6-0.

Langwith Lakes, nr York. Sun, 25, Kevin’s and Bethany’s. Tim Bell (York Tackle) 89-10-0, carp on pellet up in water, Bethany’s peg 21; Harry Bignall (Hull) 84-0-0; John Brain (Harrogate) 70-2-0.

Oaks, Sessay. Tues, 10, Maple Lake. Dean Smith (Matrix Bait-Tech) 134-6-0, carp to 5 lb, pellet; Ant Stock (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) 93-0-0; Luke Hawksworth (Woodland Tackle) 85-13-0. Wed, 12, Ash, Beech and Sycamore. Josh Newton (Bag’em) 159-2-0, carp to 2 lb, Method feeder; Dean Smith (Matrix Bait-Tech) 154-13-0; John Clarke (Oaks) 153-1-0. Thurs, 12, Cedar. Minikin (Sonubaits) 144-1-0, carp, pellet, 14m; Chris Kendall (Middy) 136-10-0; Adam Richards (Browning) 100-0-0. Sat, 29, Cedar. Chris Hall (Oaks) 118-2-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet, 14m; Rich Sowerby (Knaresborough) 114-3-0; Ray Singh (Garbolino Elton) 77-13-0.

Phoenix and Parkgate, Ravenfield Ponds, S. Yorks. Tues pm, 16. Trev Parkin 30-12-0, carp and silvers on pole and pellet; Derek Jackson 20-12-0; Stu Senior 12-10-0; Harry Booth 11-12-0. Sat, 21. Mick Bostock 14-12-0, skimmers, feeder and maggot, peg 61; Neil Gabbitas 14-2-0; Stu Senior 13-0-0; Harry Booth 10-14-0; Dave Hawkridge 10-6-0; Kev Bramham 10-0-0 (all Phoenix and Parkgate).

Thornhill, Calder and Hebble Canal, Dewsbury, Sat, 16. Stuart Campbell (Matrix Halifax) 24-11-0, bream and skimmers on caster at 14m from peg 83; Keith Marshall (Tri-Cast Calder) 18-8-0; John Sedgewick (Tri-Cast Calder) 9-4-0.

Viking Fishery, Pollington, S.Yorks. Sat, 15. Neil Buck (Apache) 99-6-0, carp, pole, pellet and corn, peg 16 Hawk Pond; Darren Morritt (Goole) 53-14-0; Phil Morris (Knottingley) 52-8-0; Jamie Snedker (Stainforth Angling Centre) 50-15-0.

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