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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! 


* Bank End. Finningley, S Yorks. Sun, 30. Dean Foster (Kerfoots Tackle) 60-14-0, carp, wagglered pellet, peg 13; John Taylor (Clay Lane) 59-3-0; Alan Gerrard (Bank End) 50-9-0; Dave Masterman (Bank End) 36-13-0; Danny Myers (Bank End) 29-10-0; Dave Walker (Bank End) 27-10-0.

* Bradford No.1 AA, River Nidd, Cowthorpe, N. Yorks. Sun, 36. Alan Grandage (Bradford No.1) 16-2-0, five chub, stick float and caster, peg 54; Chris Smith (Leeds) 11-10-0; Adrian Lewis (Bradford No.1) 10-0-0; Ian Newby (Bradford No.1) 9-14-0; Dave Pitt (Bradford No.1) 6-14-0.

* Leeds DASA, River Ouse, Hunters Lodge to Linton, Sun. 54. Dave Armitage (Cleckheaton) 7-0-0, 22 roach, feeder and maggot, peg 260; Paul Bennett (Tackle 2U) 6-14-0; Ian Bowman (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 6-2-0; Jim Jordan (Leeds) 5-8-0; Dave Pollitt (Mirfield) 5-0-0.

* MAP Leegem League, Daiwa Hallcroft, Retford, Notts. Sun, 60, Moat Lake. Brian Sullivan (Maltby) 56-12-0, carp to 7 lb, waggler and pole, pellet, peg 11 island; Pete Tatley (Little John Lakes) 52-12-0; Mark Hazelwood (MAP Leegem) 39-12-0; Arnie Payling (Peg One Tackle) 32-12-0; M. Watson (MAP Leegem) 27-15-0.

* Northallerton, River Swale, Scruton. Sun, 30. Steve Beckwith (Leeds Angling Centre) 17-6-0, nine chub, waggler and maggot, peg A2; Fred Hardcastle (Woodlands Tackle) 17-2-0; Adrian Evans (Brotherton) 16-14-0; Steve Taylor (RSPS) 13-10-0.

* Oaks, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat, 32, Cedar Lake. Chris Kendall (Middy)  67-3-0, carp to 7 lb, pellet at 3m, peg 54; Mal Bailey (Garbolino Elton) 56-8-0; Andy Simpson (Browning Quaker) 51-12-0; Dean Smith (Matrix Bait-Tech)  47-7-0.

* Valmaar Sideloaders, River Ouse, Hunters Lodge to Linton. Sat, 48. Andy Bradley (Mirfield) 19-12-0, four bream plus several roach, feedered maggot, peg 224; Ian Bowman (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 13-12-0; Dave Pollitt (Mirfield) 13-7-0; Steve Whitfield (Steel City) 12-10-0; John Cyrowski (Barlby Village Stores) 10-13-0. Final League: Denis White (Maver) 45; Martyn Highe (Mirfield) 44; Dean Grace (Pontefract) 43.

* Woodhouse Grange, Doncaster, S. Yorks. Sat, 33, Heron Lake. Ray Charlton (Woodhouse Grange) 57-7-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 16; Stef Huntington (Goole) 56-8-0; Kev Worth (Woodhouse Grange) 56-0-0.

* Yarm, River Tees, Yarm, Cleveland. Sun, 37. Derek Reeney (Yarm) 23-5-0, perch, feedered worm, peg 147; Brian O’Keefe (Yarm) 18-8-0; Geoff Douglas (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) 13-9-0; Andy Hamilton (Maver Newman Scotts) 12-14-0.



Interested in match tackle for silver fish? Want to know where to catch bream and skimmers? These are just two must-read features in the new Angler's Mail magazine, in shops from Tuesday, March 11.

Interested in match tackle for silver fish? Want to know where to catch bream and skimmers? These are just two must-read features in the new Angler’s Mail magazine, in shops from Tuesday, March 11.




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

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Ancholme Spring League, River Ancholme, Springs, N. Lincs. Sat, 27. Dean Parkinson (Scunthorpe Tackle) 30-13-0, bream, tench and perch, feedered worm, peg 31; Steve Williamson (Hull) 24-12-0; Graham Bontoft (Scunthorpe Tackle) 17-6-0.Barnburgh. Doncaster, S. Yorks. Tues, 22, over-50s. Steve Dobson (Barnburgh) 80-0-0, F1s, poled pellet; Stu Burkinshaw (Barnburgh) 48-8-0; John Hitchens (Yorkshire Baits) 38-10-0. Wed, 20. Gary Jubb (Barnburgh) 99-4-0, F1s, poled pellet; Phil Larkin (Barnburgh) 90-0-0; Andy Szczupak (Barnburgh) 89-12-0. Fri, 20. Gary Jubb (Barnburgh) 148-4-0, F1s, poled pellet; M. Carpenter (Barnburgh) 129-0-0; Tom Bray (Doncaster) 118-0-0. Sun, 25. Gary Jubb (Goldthorpe) 144-8-0, F1’s on poled pellet; Glen Greasley (Barnburgh) 127-0-0; M Carpenter (Barnburgh) 106-0-0.Benlee Lakes, W. Yorks. Sat, 22, Ben and Lee. Steve Oddy (Benlee) 56-10-0, carp, maggot and pellet, Lee peg 1; John Holdsworth (Benlee) 26-0-0; Chris Sturgeon (Benlee) 25-8-0. Sun, 20. Keith Garner (Benlee) 65-8-0, carp, maggot at 16m, Ben peg 11; John Holdsworth (Benlee) 36-8-0; Simon Guiseley (Benlee) 23-10-0.

Bob-Co, Carpvale Pools, nr York. Sun, 18, Match Lake. Dave Wright (Bob-Co) 46-8-0, carp and silvers, pellet and corn from peg 29; Gordon Wright (Bob-Co) 28-8-0; Andy Gallant (Bob-Co) 25-12-0. Final League: Dave Wright (Bob-Co) 87; Roy Worsnop (Bob-Co) 78; Andy Gallant (Bob-Co) 74.

Daiwa Hallcroft, Retford, Notts. Mon, 18, Vets, Croft and Bridge Island Lakes. Nigel Wood (Hallcroft) 20-12-0, skimmers, tench and roach, poled maggot over groundbait, peg 7 Croft; Roger Holmes (Notts AA) 20-0-0; Chris Ives (Chesterfield) 16-11-0; Jack Hobson (Sheffield) 16-10-0; Reg Turner (Retford) 14-10-0, Thurs, 38, Moat. Arnie Payling (Peg One) 46-2-0, eight carp to 8 lb, groundbait feeder and hair rigged corn, peg 6 outer; Dave Sewell (James Maude AC) 35-2-0; Joe Simms (MAP Leegem) 31-12-0; Jack Hobson (Sheffield) 30-6-0; Robin Walker (Wickersley) 25-12-0. Sat, 27, Moat. Gary Mumby (Retford) 46-0-0, five carp and 15 lb of skimmers, pellet at 13m, peg 67 island; Lee Hewison (MAP Leegem) 38-5-0; Daz Oldham (Maltby) 33-3-0; Andy Oldham (Frenzee) 31-6-0; T Butt (Sheffield) 25-14-0.

Ferryboat Farm, Conisborough, S. Yorks. Sun, 16. Les Billups (Ferryboat) 11-8-0, silvers, poled maggot, peg 46; Dave Micklethwaite (Barnsley) 11-0-0; Steve Billups (Ferryboat) and Andy Bacon (Paul’s Tackle) both 7-0-0.

Hayfield. Doncaster. Wed, undisclosed entry. Matt Marshall (Hayfield) 61-8-0, carp, feedered pellet, peg 7; Neil Madigan (Hayfield) 58-15-0; G. Holland (Hayfield) 50-8-0. Sun, Little Adam’s. Matt Marshall (Hayfield) 146-6-0, carp, feedered pellet, peg 32; D. Andrew (Hayfield) 38-0-0; Neil Madigan (Hayfield) 25-8-0.

Kiveton Hall, Sheffield. Sun, 26. Les Holtham (Kiveton) 76-14-0, carp, bomb and meat, peg 12; Lee Hendley (Kiveton) 48-4-0; Adie Pickton (Kiveton) 46-6-0; Steve Gill (Kiveton) 43-8-0; Steve Forster (Kiveton) 35-2-0; Chris Clark (Kiveton) 29-14-0.

None Go Bye Farm, nr Otley, Sun, 22, Middle Pond. John Mills (Formation Plastics) 24-2-0, roach, poled caster, peg 3; Gary Bennett (Leeds) 22-0-0; Chris Kendall (Middy)  20-15-0.

Oaktree Leisure, nr. York. Sun, 20, Pond Four. Tom Charnley (Brompton) 42-8-0, carp, meat, peg 12; Dave Bargefield (Miracle) 33-2-0; Steve Buchanan (Oaktree Leisure) 31-6-0.

Phoenix and Parkgate. Ravenfield ponds, Rotherham. Sat, 15. Barry Heapey 17-12-0, 5 ide, 2 bream and one tench on poled maggot, peg 79; Ray Hamshaw 15-6-0; Alan Banks 15-0-0; Harry Booth 13-0-0; Don Senior 9-0-0 (all Phoenix and Parkgate).

Rotherham UAF, River Don, Sprotborough. Sun, 10. Rich Vaughan (Daiwa Dons) 20-10-0, mainly roach, stick float and maggot, peg 45; Andy Anderson (Clay Lane) 14-13-0; Joe Murray (Maltby) 12-13-0; Jack Evason (Sheffield) 7-0-0; Paul Rees (Rotherham) 5-10-0; Paul Bacon (Pauls Tackle) 2-13-0.

Slaithwaite Pairs, Sparth Reservoir, Marsden, W. Yorks. Sun, 14. Andy Turner (Slaithwaite) 0-4-8, mostly small stuff, bloodworm at 12m, peg B5; Steve Allinson (Tri-Cast Calder) 0-1-0; Dave Taylor (Slaithwaite) 0-0-4. Final League: Craig Ellis/Steve Allinson (Tri-Cast Calder) 40; Keith Henighan/John Harman (Tri-Cast Calder) 34.

Thornhill, Calder and Hebble Canal, Dewsbury. Sat, 22. Ray Reah (Wakefield) 17-10-0, roach, pinkie and caster, peg 1; Jim Burke (Tri-Cast Calder) 16-6-0; Brian Kellett (Thornhill) 13-11-0.

Viking Fishery, Pollington, E. Yorks. Sat, 24, Hawk Pond. Adrian Waters (Goole) 25-15-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 30; D. Morritt (Goole) 25-8-0; Richard Scott (Goole) 22-12-0; Trevor Banks (Goole) 22-4-0; Roger Summerscales (Ossett) 22-2-0; Mike Lumley (Goole) 16-5-0.

Woodhouse Grange, Doncaster, S. Yorks. Wed, 20, Ghost Lake. Ian Taylor (Cats and Dogs) 62-0-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 11; Les Wray (South Kirby) 56-1-0; Tony Clegg (Woodhouse Grange) 52-0-0. Thurs, 18, Dog Kennel. Steve Clegg (Woodhouse Grange) 138-12-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 35; Derek Ford (Woodhouse Grange) 90-0-0; Tom Wilson (Howden) 88-8-0. Sun, 25, Dog Kennel. Baz Oliver (Yorkshire Baits) 70-0-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 16; Malc Scott (Goole) 61-11-0; Ian Taylor (Cats and Dogs) 59-9-0.

Yorkshire Groundworks, Beverley Canal, E. Yorks. Sun, 15. Mike Lee (Hull) 11-0-0, skimmers and perch, worm, peg 35; Darren Sullivan (Yorkshire Groundworks) 10-6-0; Len Pulford (Anglers Corner) 9-4-0.



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