Here are the Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year Qualifiers, Aug.30-31 - tables are exclusively in the magazine. There's some terrific match fishing content in Angler's Mail this week, including what you see in the trailer below...


* Bannister House, Preston, Lancs. Sun, 35. Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 99-8-0, carp to 8 lb, soft pellet, 13m and top two down edge, peg 51; Alan Sharman (Garbolino Elton) 87-8-0; Paul Bottomly (Coppull Angling) 45-0-0; Barry Kay (Elton Tackle) 39-6-0; Kevin Scott (Ted Carter Preston) 38-4-0; Paul Sharples (Tri-Cast) 30-2-0.

* Bradshaw Hall, Bolton, Lancs. Sun, 34. Lee Thornton (Middy/Bag’em) 61-4-0, ide and F1s, maggot, 12m, peg 19 lake 8; Dave Jowett snr (Fisherman’s Way Bury) 50-0-0; Neil Thorndike (Rochdale Angling) 47-3-0; Steve Hall (Bradshaw Fisheries) 42-6-0.

* Brookside, Snake and Willow Lakes, Cheshire. Sun, 34. Mike Smith (Tri-Cast) 68-0-0, carp and silvers, maggot shallow, 13m, peg 43 snake; Mark Plevin (Lionel’s) 67-4-0; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 64-6-0; John Shellam (Stalybridge Angling) 54-10-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 53-14-0.

* Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Staffs. Sat. 30, Suez and Panama canals. Gary Skerritt (Maver Pickerings) 121-6-0, carp to 6 lb, ide and tench, meat at 13m, Suez peg 23; John Glover Jnr. (Team Cudmore) 113-6-0; Harry Rushton (Maver Midlands) 99-12-0; Shaun Hill (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 96-6-0.

* Doug Maddock Memorial, River Weaver, Northwich, Cheshire. Sun, 55. Steve Watson (Vale Royal) 29-1-0, bream and skimmers, worm and red maggot, bread feeder and pole; Rod Frazer (Vale Royal) 14-11-0; Stuart Brown (Vale Royal) 13-6-0; Ernie Eyres (Vale Royal) 11-6-0.

* Heronbrook, Slindon, Staffs. Sun, 64, Bridge, Island, Canal and Match pools. Damien Bracken (Mosella Garbolino) 168-0-0, carp to 10 lb and F1s to 3 lb, pellet, Bridge peg 26; Daz Johnson (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 137-8-0; Ant King (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) 113-14-0; Phil Mellor (Heronbrook) 81-0-0; Trevor Robinson (Maver Midlands/Bag’em) 79-0-0; Matt Rushton (Heronbrook) 78-0-0.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. BH Mon, 36, Covey Lakes. Shaun Cook (NWS/Garbolino Elton) 133-2-0, F1s, maggot shallow, 8m, peg 42; Andy Middleton (Grattan) 120-4-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 119-1-0; Alan Ward (Partridge) 109-8-0. Sat, 52, Covey. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 128-10-0, F1s and carp to 5 lb, pellet and maggot, 6m and margins, peg 8; Ian Ridgeway (Rochdale Angling) 89-3-0; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 87-13-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 77-7-0; Mark Derbyshire (Partridge Lakes) 76-6-0; Jason Brown (Maver Midlands) 72-6-0. Sun, 71, Covey. Connor Barlow (Drennan NW) 107-8-0, F1s and ide, pellet and white maggot shallow, 6m, peg 61; James Howarth (Tri-Cast Highfield) 101-9-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 96-9-0; Nathan Stretch (Gerry’s Morecambe) 92-12-0; Mark Treggar (Partridge Lakes) 89-6-0; Craig Ebbrell (Tri-Cast Highfield) 88-4-0.

* Stapeley Crewe SL, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Junction, Staffs. Sun, 70. Ant Marsden (Wigan MG Green) 9-6-1, roach, poled bread punch and hemp, peg 6; Steve Broome (Bilston Angling Centre) 9-4-0; Paul Dobing (Browning Lifestyle Red) 8-14-10; Richard O’Connor (Drennan NW) 7-14-15; Richard Guest (Ted Carter Southport) 7-12-8; Eric Gardner (Team Eclipse) 7-2-13. Teams: Browning Lifestyle Red 52; Wigan MG Green 50; Shakespeare Superteam 49; Team Eclipse 44; Drennan NW 44; Ted Carter Southport 43. League: Ted Carter Southport 239; Drennan NW 238; Wigan MG Green 235; Browning Lifestyle Red 216; Shakespeare Superteam 202; Browning Lifestyle Green 201.

* Wigan DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Burscough, Lancs. Sat, 40. Gary Marchant (Wigan MG) 9-9-4, skimmers and roach, punch, caster and hemp, pole 11m and 14m, pegged at fairground; Steve Mayoh (Gidlow Angling) 6-2-8; Paul Robinson (Wigan MG) 5-10-0; Alan Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 5-4-4; Ron Hayes (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 5-1-0; Brian Meadows (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 4-9-12. Sun, 135, New Springs to Red Rocks, Div. 2 National sections A/B/C. Dean Turner (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 21-14-0, bream to 2 lb 8 oz, bread punch, 12.5m, peg 47; Karl Blurton (Maver NW) 12-1-4; Tommy Fairhurst (Lancashire MG) 11-7-0; Mark Grimshaw (Lancashire MG) 6-14-8; Allan McAtee (Bolton) 6-9-0; Mark Wilson (Sensas NW) 6-4-12.



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