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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! 


* Bradford No.1 AA, Raskelf Pond, W. Yorks. Sun, 34. Fred Prudham (Medlock Bridge) 33-10-0, F1s, maggot feeder, peg 21; Ian Newby (Bradford No.1) 26-0-0; Eric Wright (Bradford No.1) 21-13-0; Steve Hodson (RSPS) 19-10-0.

* Daiwa Hallcroft Silverfish League, Retford, Notts. Sun, 32, Moat and Bridge island lakes. Pete Bagshaw (Team Frenzee) 36-8-0, bream to 3 lb, short and long pole, pellet and caster, peg 13 Bridge island; Luke Sears (Daiwa/Marukyu) 28-10-0; Arnie Payling (Peg One) 20-2-0; Daz Oldham (Maltby) 17-15-0; Dave Hiley (Peg One Tackle) 16-12-0. League remains undisclosed pending ongoing enquiries.

* Embassy Racing York WL, River Ouse, Fulford, Sun, 40. Steve Snaith (White Rose) 13-6-0, three bream and two roach, bomb and worm, pegged in Donkey Woods; Dean Smith (Matrix Bait-Tech)  5-0-0; John Cyrowski (Barlby Village Stores) 4-8-0; Dennis Murray (Tang Hall) 4-1-0; Rich Galton (Barlby Village Stores) 3-14-0. Teams: White Rose 17-14-0; Anglers World Holidays 16-13-0; Selby 11-5-0. League: Anglers World Holidays 7; X-Men 9; Selby 18.

* Leeds DASA, River Ouse, Hunters Lodge, Linton and Thorpe Underwood. Sun, 58. Dean Grace (Pontefract) 4-1-0, ten roach, feeder and worm, peg 224; Denis White (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 3-14-0; Andy Bradley (Mirfield) 3-1-0; Andy Hampson (Mirfield) 2-13-0; Dave Wilkinson (Selby) 2-3-0; Mick Shaw (Glen) 2-1-0.

* Oaks, Sessay, N. Yorks. Sat, 32, Cedar Lake. Mal Bailey (Garbolino Elton) 58-13-0, F1s to 2 lb, pellet at 10 and 13m, peg 46; Chris Watson (Oaks) 49-12-0; Rob Minikin (Sonubaits) 49-10-0; Dean Smith (Matrix Bait-Tech) 49-7-0.

* Tom’s Ponds, Pond One and Two, Otley, W. Yorks. Sun, 32. Steve Raper (Kippax) 48-8-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet at 14m, peg 14 Pond One; Tony Hewson (Kippax) 42-3-0; Ross Pickles (KL Tackle) 41-12-0; Jack Ferguson (KL Tackle) 34-1-0.

* Valmaar Sideloaders, River Ouse, Hunters Lodge to Linton. Sat, 46. Dean Grace (Pontefract) 7-2-0, 40 roach, feeder and worm, peg 287; Norman Thewliss (Mirfield) 5-5-0; Peter Hyde (Aireborough) 5-0-0; Dave Pilgrim (Aireborough) 4-0-0.






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Ancholme Spring League, River Ancholme, Springs, N. Lincs. Sun, 24. Terry Bontoft (Winterton) 17-12-0, perch, worm and maggot, peg 24; Les Waldron (Grimsby) 13-3-0; Graham Bontoft (Scunthorpe Tackle) 11-3-0.

Bank End, Finningley, S. Yorks. Sun, 22. Paul Vardy (Bank End) 25-3-0, carp, poled pellet in margins, peg 30; Keith Bromley (Bank End) 22-15-0; Dave Masterman (Bank End) 22-4-0; Len Squire (R & R Sports) 20-4-0; John Lindsay (Bank End) 18-14-0; Colin Brown (Doncaster) 17-2-0.

Barnburgh, Doncaster. Tues, 20, over-50s. Steve Burkinshaw (Barnburgh) 76-10-0, F1s, poled pellet; Andy Szczupak (Barnburgh) 62-0-0; Paul Brunyee (Castleford) 60-0-0; Graham Collins (Barnburgh) 54-4-0. Wed, 20. Ryan Law (Barnburgh) 103-0-0, F1s, poled pellet; Andy Szczupak (Barnburgh) 101-0-0; Paul Brunyee (Castleford) 85-11-0; Gary Jubb (Barnburgh) 73-12-0. Fri, 20. Dave Smalley (Barnburgh) 111-8-0, F1s, poled pellet; Gary Jubb (Barnburgh) 93-4-0; Mal Thompson (Barnburgh) 88-0-0; Brian Armstrong (Barnburgh) 83-10-0. Sun, 20. Gary Jubb (Barnburgh) 76-0-0, F1s, poled pellet; Stuart Little (Barnburgh) 64-14-0; Matt Godfrey (Ultimate Barnsley) 63-0-0; John Kelly (Doncaster) 61-8-0.

Benlee Lakes, nr. York. Sat, 20. Tommy Davis (Benlee) 40-12-0, carp, pellet, Lee Lake peg 9; Jimmy Cunnane (Benlee) 32-8-0; Stuart Oaks (Benlee) 29-6-0. Sun, 23. Tony Lawson (Benlee) 47-15-0, 47 carp, bomb and pellet, Lee peg 1; George Ryan (Benlee) 44-14-0; Jamie Rodgerson (Benlee) 28-15-0.

Bob-Co Carpvale, Carpvale Pools, nr. York. Sun, 17, Match Lake. Gary Miller (Bob-Co) 48-0-0, carp, pellet and corn, peg 48; Dave Wright (Bob-Co) 45-4-0; Roy Worsnop (Bob-Co) 42-2-0.

Daiwa Hallcroft, Retford, Notts. Mon, 17, veterans, Bridge Lake. Iain Donaldson (Matchman Supplies) 41-7-0, carp and skimmers, poled maggot and pellet, peg 53 outer; Terry Picksley (Lodge Farm) 22-6-0; Nigel Wood (Hallcroft) 22-3-0; Dave Sewell (James Maude AC) 15-12-0; Arthur Berisford (MAP Leegem) 14-10-0. Thurs, 30, veterans, Moat. Paul Schoof (Hallcroft) 40-4-0, seven carp to 8 lb, teabagging, peg 58 island; Dave Downes (Killamarsh) 24-8-0; Mal Edgecombe (Doncaster) 22-6-0; Roy Toulson (Notts AA) 21-6-0; Arnie Payling (Peg One) 20-10-0. Sat, 27, Moat. Andy Oldham (Frenzee) 39-15-0, four carp and 20 lb of skimmers, pellet, 13m, peg 56 island; Gordon Gibson (MAX Tackle) 30-2-0; Nigel Potter (MAP Leegem) 30-0-0; Mal Edgecombe (Doncaster) 28-10-0; Lee Hewison (MAP Leegem) 25-14-0.

Ferryboat Farm, Conisborough, S. Yorks. Thurs, 10. Paul Hunton (Rotherham) 17-10-0, carp and bream, Method feeder; Dave Wiliams (Ferryboat Farm) 15-6-0; Ray Pinder (Ferryboat Farm) 13-0-0. Sun, 14. Andy Bacon (Paul’s Tackle) 19-8-0, carp and skimmers, pellet feeder; Steve Foster (Ferryboat Farm) 13-8-0; Paul Hunton (Rotherham) 10-0-0.

Garbolino Lindholme, Doncaster. Sun, 20, Loco. Paul Burton (Anglers World Holidays) 72-3-0, carp, Method and corn, peg 42; John Allerton (Tri-Cast) 67-4-0; Alex Docherty (Garbolino Lindholme) 64-13-0; Paul Wright (Halkon Hunt) 62-12-0.

Hayfield, Doncaster. Sun, 23. Neil Madigan (Hayfield) 39-2-0, carp, feeder and meat; Steve Gilbert (Hayfield) 33-6-0; S. Hilton (Hayfield) 14-12-0.

Kiveton Hall, Nr Sheffield. Sun, 19. Steve Robinson (Kiveton) 77-10-0, carp, bomb and meat, peg 30; Mick Todd (Kiveton) 74-6-0; Mick Taylor (Kiveton) 69-0-0; Steve Gill (Kiveton) 60-0-0; Pete Ellis (Kiveton) 49-2-0; Malc Daws (Mansfield) 26-8-0.

None Go Bye Farm, nr. York. Sun, 22, Middle Lake. Ian Exley (Daiwa Dons) 30-7-0, skimmers, pellet, 10m, peg 3; Tim Peters (Tri-Cast Calder) 26-11-0; Craig Ellis (Tri-Cast Calder) 26-6-0.

Oaks, Sessay, N. Yorks. Wed, 13. Gary Milne (Oaks) 35-0-0, ide and roach, maggot, Alders Lake peg 13; Chris Hall (Oaks) 30-0-0; John Wood (Oaks) 28-5-0. Thurs, 16, Cedar. Shane Atkins (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) 103-6-0, F1s, pellet, peg 56; Rob Minikin (Sonubaits) 99-7-0; Simon Medd (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) 67-3-0. Sun, 14, Ash, Beech and Sycamore. Chris Watson (Oaks) 55-9-0, carp, pellet, Sycamore 23; Chris Hall (Oaks) 55-8-0; Kyle Wainwright (Oaks) and Andy Barker (Oaks) both 55-7-0.

Phoenix and Parkgate, Ravenfield Ponds, S. Yorks. Sat, 15. Alan Banks 8-8-0, roach, perch and skimmers on poled maggot, peg 69; Carl Rotherham 7-10-0; Mick Barker 7-6-0; Owen Brown 7-0-0; Mick Bostock 6-14-0 (all Phoenix and Parkgate).

Slaithwaite, Sparth Reservoir, W. Yorks. Sun, 14. Neil Burrows (Slaithwaite) 1-1-8, 12 roach, pole and feeder with maggot over joker; Steve Allinson (Tri-Cast Calder) 0-14-8; John Harman (Slaithwaite) 0-12-8.

Thornaby, River Tees, Croft. Sun, 26. Barry Stephenson (Darlington) 4-15-0, a chub and a grayling, bomb and bread, peg 22; John Hay (Durham) 4-7-0; Ant Smith (Thornaby) 4-6-0.

Thornhill Pairs, Calder and Hebble Canal, Dewsbury, W. Yorks. Sat, 23. Mick Sharpe (Thornhill) 10-10-8, roach, pinkie and bloodworm at 8m, peg 6; Simon Walton (Matrix Halifax) 7-14-0; Keith Marshall (Tri-Cast Calder) and Jim Burke (Tri-Cast Calder) both 4-11-0. Pairs: John Sedgewick and Jim Burke (Tri-Cast Calder) 12, Mick Sharpe and Brian Kellett 10. Final League: Simpson and Sedgewick 47; Keith Marshall and Craig Ellis (Tri-Cast Calder) 46.

Woodhouse Grange, Doncaster. Wed, 18, Kingfisher. Dave Richardson (Thorne) 74-14-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 29; Steve Clegg (Woodhouse Grange) 66-12-0; Keith Pearson (Woodhouse Grange) 66-6-0. Thurs, 14, Dog Kennel. Ian Taylor (Cats and Dogs) 82-5-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 11; Ian Green (Woodhouse Grange) 80-12-0; Andy Laverack (Woodhouse Grange) 72-10-0. Sat, 24, Ghost. Dave Swift (Woodhouse Grange) 60-2-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 2; Tom Wilson (Howden) 58-11-0; Ryan Bennett (Woodhouse Grange) 54-11-0. Sun, 20, Heron. Keith Pearson (Woodhouse Grange) 83-0-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 7; Paul Ellis (Goole) 65-3-0; John Pearson (Woodhouse Grange) 60-6-0.

Yarm, River Tees, Yarm. Sun, 27. Andy Hamilton (Maver Newman Scotts) 25-6-0, two bream plus skimmers, feeder and worm, peg 167; Stuart Bell (Maver Newman Scotts) 17-11-0; Craig Stockton (Yarm) 14-12-0; Paul Stevenson (Yarm) 13-15-0.

Yorkshire Groundworks, Beverley Canal, E. Yorks. Sun, 18. Dave Brooks junior (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 4 Kg 100 gr, roach and perch, caster, peg 50; Helen Dagnell (Tri-Cast) 2.750; Dave Sullivan (Yorkshire Groundworks) 2.700.





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