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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers


* Bank End, Finningley. Sun, 30. Matt Grove (Bank End) 157-10-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 18; John Lindsay (Bank End) 134-8-0; Dean Foster (Kerfoots) 130-13-0; Steve Rylance (Bank End) 106-11-0; Keith Vardy (Bank End) 103-12-0; Steve Donoghue (Daiwa Dons) 94-12-0.

*Daiwa Hallcroft, Retford, Notts. Sun, 45. Moat/Bridge island. Gary Mumby (Retford) 101-14-0, carp on short pole and paste, peg 5 Moat island. Gordon Gibson (Worksop) 87-14-0; Jason Thomas (Subfish) 82-10-0; Ian Temple (Retford) 76-0-0; Neil Vernon (Gainsborough) 73-12-0; Dave Boswell (Bryden) 69-4-0.

* Happy League Practice, Aire and Calder Navigation, Heck to Rawcliffe, Sun, 77. Paul Reece (Rotherham) 2 Kg 950 gr, 12 skimmers, poled maggot, peg 421 at Pollington; Steve Addy (Mosella Selby) 2.780; Pete Dimmock (Hull DAA) 2.550; Pete Kitwood (Sensas North) 2.450; Keith Henighan (Tri-Cast Calder) 1.940; John Waterhouse (Mosella Selby) 1.400.

* Leeds, River Aire, Chapel Haddlesley to Beal. Sun, 55, Dave Topham (Sensas Wibsey) 8-0-0, two bream and four perch, feedered worm above Chapel bridge; Barbara Jeffries (Leeds Angling Centre) 3-7-0; Dave Pilgrim (Aireborough) 3-6-0; Arthur Benstead (Pontefract) and Craig Turbitt (Tackle 2U) both 2-1-0; Dave Torkin (Leeds) 1-12-0.

* Mirfield, Aire and Calder Canal, Whitley to Heck. Sat, 36. Keith Hobson (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 4-8-0, four skimmers and four perch, poled worm, peg 53 at Heck; Arthur Benstead (Pontefract) 4-6-0; Steve Taylor (Barnsley) 3-15-0; Pete Barron (Tackle 2U) 3-14-0; Tom Pickering (Preston Innovations) 3-8-0; Martyn Highe (Mirfield) 3-0-0.

* Oaks, Sessay. Sat, 40, Cedar Lake. Chris Hall (Oaks) 97-4-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet shallow at 15m, peg 18; Rob Harbour (Oaks) 88-4-0; Keith Kotchie (Oaks) 86-0-0; Rob Minikin (Sonubaits) 80-1-0; Colin Hart (Scots R Us) 79-15-0; Dean Smith (Matrix Bait-Tech) 77-0-0. Sun, 35, Ash, Beech and Sycamore lakes. Chris Hall (Oaks) 128-0-0, carp to 2 lb, Method and dead maggot, Sycamore 6; Ian Bayley (Woodlands Tackle) 91-2-0; Chris Kendall (Middy)  82-0-0; Greg Norris (Bag’em Baits) 76-3-0; Phil Sellars (Woodlands Tackle) 76-3-0.

*Pheonix and Parkgate, Ravenfield Ponds. Sat, 31. Graham Smith 27-6-0, bream and tench on feeder and maggot, peg 83; Stuart Senior 19-12-0; Trevor Parkin 18-8-0; Andy Pounder 17-0-0; Carl Rotherham and Mick Bostock (All Pheonix and Parkgate) both 14-10-0.

* Scunthorpe and Lincoln, tidal Trent, North Clifton to Besthorpe, Sat, 82. Martin Halford (Garbolino Lincs County) 20-4-0, bream and skimmers, feedered worm, peg 42 at South Clifton; Tony Hopkins (Garbolino Ossett) and Phil Foster (Garbolino Lincs County) both 19-14-0; Spike Milligan (Garbolino Lincs County) 14-15-0; Mick Vials (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 13-15-0; Phil Abbott (Scunthorpe Tackle) 11-9-0.

*Sykehouse Fishery, Doncaster. Sun. 30. Dean Richmond (Cats and Dogs) 66-2-0, carp on waggler and pellet, peg 28; Ray Raymondo (Stainforth Angling Centre) 42-0-0; Cliff Silk (Sykehouse) 22-0-0; Steve Jones (Stainforth Angling Centre) 20-12-0.

* Thornaby, River Tees, Croft to Hurworth. Sun, 38. Mick Clitheroe (Darlington) 29-0-0, 10 chub, stick float and maggot, peg 62; Norman Oliver (Billingham Tackle Box) 9-10-0; Martin Foy (Billingham Tackle Box) 7-11-0; Graham Ellison (Thornaby) 6-2-0; Bill McAdam (Darlington) 5-9-0; Billy Leonard (Thornaby) 5-8-0.

* Yarm, River Tees, Yarm. Sun, 51. Richy Bezemer (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) 32-0-0, skimmers, feeder and worm, peg 153; Rob Stubbs (Darlington Angling Centre) 7-0-0; Keith Ward (Shotton) 6-5-0; Paul Breeze (Darlington Angling Centre) 6-3-0; Derrick Fox (Maver Newman Scotts) 6-0-0; Geoff Douglas (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) 5-8-0.


Other match fishing results

Barnburgh, Doncaster. Wed. Top pond. 20. Ryan Law (Barnburgh) 126-0-0, F1’s plus a 15lb ghost carp on pole and pellet; Howard Meleu (Barnburgh) 118-0-0; Steve Manchester (Barnburgh) 87-0-0; Rob Hitchens (Yorkshire Baits) 84-0-0. Sun, 25. Middle pond. Pete Gosney (Barnburgh) 127-4-0, F1’s on pole and pellet; Rob Hitchens (Yorkshire Baits) 109-0-0; Ryan Law (Barnburgh) 107-8-0; Mick Owen (Barnburgh) 95-4-0.

Border Angling, Oaks Fishery. Sat, 12, Cedar Lake. Kevin Penfold (Border Angling) 37-15-0, carp, pellet and corn; John Little (Border Angling) 30-10-0.

Calder Angling Supplies, Aire and Calder Canal, Heck, Tues, 18. John Sedgewick (Tri-Cast Calder) 10-1-0, skimmers, worm at 11m, peg 61; Ian Dawson (Tri-Cast Calder) 4-2-0; Graham Bateman (Tri-Cast Calder) 2-12-0.

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Daiwa Hallcroft, Retford, Notts. Veterans Costcutter. Mon, 22. Bridge and Croft. Dave Whiting (Buttonhole AC) 79-10-0, carp and bream on 9m pole with paste, peg 11 Bridge outer; Geoff Hiley (Mansfield) 46-6-0; Joe Simms (MAP Leegem) 45-14-0; Nigel Wood (MAP Leegem) 44-2-0; Reg Turner (Retford) 43-10-0. Tue pm, 31. Moat outer. Dave Whitnig (Buttonhole AC) 96-10-0, carp and bream on poled paste, peg 43; Gavin Leversidge (Marukyu) 79-2-0; Martin Watson (MAP Leegem) 63-8-0; Lee Hewison (Hallcroft) 61-2-0; Trev Bucknall (Leeds) 60-0-0. Thurs, 35. Veterans. Bridge and Croft. Pete Bagshaw (Barnsley) 90-12-0, carp and bream on pellet cone, peg 21 Bridge outer; Arthur Beresford (MAP Leegem) 61-12-0; Dick Clegg (Brittannia) 52-2-0; Dave Sewell (Notts AA) 48-10-0; Ian Temple (Retford) 38-2-0. Fri pm, 27. Moat outer. Daz Newman (MAP Leegem) 86-8-0, carp and skimmers on pole and paste at 11m, peg 47; Arthur Beresford (MAP Leegem) 57-8-0; Gordon Gibson (Worksop) 51-14-0; Mick Cooke (Retford) 50-8-0; Ray Abbs (Hallcroft) 48-11-0. Sat, 18. Bridge. John Kelly (Kellys Stores) 114-12-0, carp on pole and meat shallow, peg 52 outer; Daz Oldham (Maltby) 112-0-0; Gordon Gibson (Worksop) 110-2-0; Pete Bagshaw (Barnsley) 71-14-0; Andy Oldham (Halkon Hunt) 71-6-0; Dave Dare (Marukyu) 70-12-0.

Dynamite Baits/Scunthorpe & DAA, tidal River Trent, South Clifton. Thurs, 41. Steve Edson (Leeds), skimmers plus a 9 lb carp, feeder and worm, peg 42; Paul Goulding (Daiwa Dons) 14-7-0; Terry Bontoft (Winterton AC) 12-14-0; Dave Ashmore (Grimsby) 11-12-0; Steve Manifield (Retford) 9-1-0; Drue Darly (Scunthorpe) 8-13-0.

Ferryboat Farm, Conisborough. Thur, 10. Arthur Bullcroft (Ferryboat Farm) 25-0-0, carp and ide on feeder; Tony Brown (Ferryboat Farm) 23-14-0; Gary Cooper (Ferryboat Farm) 18-0-0. Sun. 12. Mark Jackson (Rotherham) 35-0-0, carp and ide on method feeder; Steve Wood (Ferryboat) 26-8-0.

Kiveton Hall, Nr Sheffield. Sun, 23. Steve Gill (Kiveton) 66-12-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 1; Mick Todd (Kiveton) 55-4-0; Adie Pickton (Kiveton) 55-0-0; Roy Howes (Kiveton) 45-6-0; Roy Gorman (Kiveton) 37-4-0; Pete Ellis (Kiveton) 34-12-0.

Oaks, Sessay. Tues, 16, Maple Lake. Chris Hall (Oaks) 89-11-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet shallow at 15m, peg 62; Bert Poole (Oaks) 59-2-0; Luke Hawksworth (Woodlands Tackle) 58-3-0. Wed, 10, Ash and Beech. Andy Hampson (Oaks) 133-9-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet down edge, Beech 8; Steve Sill (Oaks) 124-4-0. Thurs, 24, Cedar. Rob Minikin (Sonubaits) 133-14-0, F1s, pellet shallow, peg 48; Chris Kendall (Middy) 131-5-0; Mark Calvert (Garbolino Elton) 111-11-0.

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Sykehouse fishery, Doncaster. Wed, 15. Mark Hopkins (Askern) 84-6-0, carp on pellet waggler; Gavin Millward (Stainforth Angling Centre) 82-15-0; Steve Jones (Stainforth Angling Centre) 80-0-0. Thur eve, 27. Danny Evans (Clay Lane) 64-6-0, carp on pole and meat, peg 21; Paul Werritt (Askern) 50-0-0; Lee Hall (Stainforth Angling Centre) 47-6-0.

Thornhill, Calder and Hebble Canal, Dewsbury. Sat, 15. Richard Crispin (Sensas Walton) 9-10-0, bream and skimmers, worm and caster, 14m, peg 71; John Needham (Leeds Angling Centre) 9-9-0; Neal Pickett (Thornhill) 7-8-0.

Viking Fishery, Pollington. Sat, 16. Hawk pond. Roger Summerscales (Ossett) 59-0-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 18; Phil Morris (Knottingley) 46-12-0; Mick Beevers (Goole) 45-10-0; Dave Cheetham (Frenzee) 38-15-0.

Woodhouse Grange, Doncaster. Wed, 11. Kingfisher. Graham Martin (Sheffield) 85-12-0, carp on pole and pellet; Ryan Bennett (Woodhouse Grange) 72-8-0; Stef Huntington (Goole) 48-8-0. Thur, 12. Andy Spick (Woodhouse Grange) 156-0-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 7; John Pearson (Kingfisher Angling) 112-8-0; John Dudley (Woodhouse Grange) 101-2-0. Sat, 16. Ghost. Ian Taylor (Cats and Dogs) 48-0-0, carp on pole and paste, peg 17; Stef Huntington (Goole) 34-8-0; John Dudley (Woodhouse Grange) 31-0-0. Sun, 18. Cobble. Paul Ellis (Goole) 57-6-0, carp on pellet feeder, peg 46; Neil Stones (Woodhouse Grange) 45-8-0; Bernie Larder (Woodhouse Grange) 44-6-0.


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