Here the qualifiers for the Angler's Mail Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year - see this week's Angler's Mail magazine for coverage of the match scene.... including a very special piece with the 'Super stalwarts of the match fishing scene'.
Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year Qualifiers, Jan.1, 3 & 4
* Bob-Co Yorkshire WL, River Ouse, Hunters Lodge to Linton, North Yorks. Sun, 85. Scott Lister (Angler’s World Holidays) 8-5-0, 12 roach and a bream, pole feedered worm, peg 9; Wayne Bartholomew (Barlby Village Stores) 6-11-0; Peter Hyde (Aireborough) 6-2-0; Steve Smith (The Glen) 5-15-8; Norman Thewliss (Mirfield) 4-14-8; Dave Miles (Aireborough) 4-6-0. Teams: Barlby Village Stores 59; Mirfield and Anglers World Holidays both 51. Final League: Anglers World Holidays 12; Tackle 2U 15; Barlby Village Stores 20.
* Daiwa Hallcroft Silverfish, Retford, Notts. Sun, 56. Bridge, Moat and Croft lakes. Paul McIntyre (Kellys Store) 21-4-0, skimmers, poled maggot over groundbait, peg 11 Bridge island; Gary Mumby (Team Frenzee) 19-10-0; Gordon Gibson (MAX Tackle) 19-3-0; Andy Oldham (Team Frenzee) 19-2-0; Sean Cameron (Kellys Store) 18-5-0.
* Scunthorpe, River Ancholme, Springs, North Lincs. Sat, 35. Graham Bontoft (Scunthorpe Tackle) 26-10-0, 180 roach, poled bread punch, peg A; Dave Brooks junior (Drennan Barnsley Blacks) 16-2-0; Steve Williamson (Hull) 14-13-0; Steve Bontoft (Winterton) 14-10-0; Phil Hirst (Scunthorpe Tackle) 14-9-0.
* Tom’s Ponds, Otley, West Yorks. Sun, 30. Ross Pickles (Silsden) 51-15-0, carp to 5 lb, pellet at 16m, Pond 1 peg 11; Brian Myers (Tom’s Ponds) 45-11-0; Lee Bramham (Team Jed) 45-6-0; Neil Rymer (Kippax) 44-1-0.
* Valmaar Sideloaders, River Ouse, Thorpe Underwood and Widdington, North Yorks. Sun, 42. Ian Bowman (Drennan Barnsley Blacks) 8-15-0, two skimmers and 12 roach, pole feedered maggot, peg 42; Norman Thewliss (Mirfield Willy Worms) 5-10-0; Graham Jones (Maver Newman Scotts) 4-14-0; Stan Haigh (Angler’s World Holidays) 4-2-0; Phil Austin (Barlby Village Stores) 4-1-0; Andy Hampson (Mirfield Willy Worms) 4-0-0.
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