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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year Qualifiers

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* Blundell’s, nr. Warrington, Cheshire. Sat, 30, rover. Stuart Carroll (Matrix Leigh Tackle) 154-5-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet, 6 and 14m, peg 69 Pine Lake; Karl Webster (Urmston) 135-3-0; Ian Ridgeway (Rochdale Angling Centre) 130-5-0; Lee Clancy (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 113-5-0.

* Bradshaw Hall, Bolton, Lancs. Sun, 40. Jon Jowett (Maver NW) 56-4-0, F1s, carp and ide, banded pellet, 13m, peg 22 Lake 9; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 53-12-0; John Jowett snr (Fisherman’s Way) 50-9-0; Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 50-4-0; Gary Walker (Fisherman’s Way) 49-10-0; Geoff Terry (Fisherman’s Way) 48-12-0.

* Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Staffs. Sat. 32, Edwards and Suez lakes. Lee Harrison (Drennan Barnsley Blacks) 137-12-0, carp to 6 lb, ide and tench, worm and caster at 13m, Suez peg 47; Trev Robinson (Maver Midlands) 91-6-0; Harry Rushton (Team Cudmore) 90-2-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 89-2-0; Darren Frost (Drennan NW) 81-0-0.

* Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sat, 31, Bridge, Canal and Island pools. Steve Pell (Maver Bait-Tech) 183-12-0, F1s to 2 lb plus carp to 6 lb, pellet shallow down track, Bridge peg 12; Damien Bracken (Mosella Garbolino) 177-13-0; Ant King (Ted Carter Southport) 151-10-0; John Chapman (Ted Carter Southport) 141-12-0; Steve Norris (Edgeley Sports) 123-2-0. Sun, 42, Canal, Bridge and Match. Trevor Robinson (Maver Midlands) 163-12-0, carp to 6 lb and F1s, pellet shallow, Match peg 46; Matt Barwell (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 151-7-0; Dave Childs (Rugeley) 128-14-0; Gerry Lees (Gilder’s Tackle) 126-10-0; Rob Prince (Heronbrook) 121-5-0; Steve Williamson (Reddish AC) 109-6-0.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 56, Covey Lakes. Paul Balmforth (Maver NW) 116-11-0, F1s and carp, worm and caster down edge, peg 59; Chris Oliver (Rochdale Angling) 115-9-0; Micky Barlow (Drennan NW) 115-3-0; Andy Middleton (Grattan AC) 114-9-0; Mike Rogerson (Preston Innovations) 105-8-0; Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 104-15-0. Sun, 55. Connor Barlow (Drennan NW) 102-13-0, F1s, maggot shallow, 8m, peg 61; Dave Wells (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 94-0-0; Lee Harrison (Drennan Barnsley Blacks) 93-10-0; Paul Balmforth (Maver NW) 85-11-0; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 84-8-0; Mick Rudd (Rochdale Angling) 81-8-0.

* Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Wigan, Lancs. Sat, 52, Saracens Head. Alan Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 12-8-0, bream, hybrids and skimmers, pellet, 11m and 14m, pegged off boats; Ken Sharples (Hindley MG) 7-8-0; Danny Martin (Wigan MG) 5-12-0; Matthew Glover (Wigan MG) 5-8-4; Anthony Marsden (Wigan MG) 5-7-8; Eddie Green (Matrix Halifax) 5-7-0. Sun, 45, Laybys. Rod Porter (Gidlow Angling) 6-12-0, roach and eels, bread and worm, 11m and 6m, peged at Rawlinson Lane; Laurence Clayton (Hindley MG) 4-15-0; Steve Pawley (Tri-Cast) 4-12-4; Alan Crook (Maver NW) 4-11-8; Carl Whalley (Sensas NW) 4-5-4; Carl Blurton (Ted Carter Preston) 4-4-0.



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Bannister House, Preston, Lancs. Sun, 24. John Vernon (Garbolino Elton) 123-4-0, carp to 11 lb, pellet and corn, 4m, peg 47; Martin Kaye (Elton Tackle) 104-14-0; Peter Richmond (Ted Carter Preston) 101-8-0; Peter Sharples (Highfield) 93-10-0; Alan Feeney (Matrix/Wayne’s Tackle) 87-0-0.

Bay Malton, Border Fisheries, Crewe, Cheshire. Thurs, 16, Vets, Meridian Canal. Bob Holmes 34-12-0, F1s, pellet, pole and jigger float, peg 12; Dave Griffiths 32-0-0; Ian Shaw. Sat, 18. Greg Hulme 86-12-0, carp, pellet, Method feeder, peg 34; Kevin Turvey 52-12-0; Mark Pass 48-10-0 (all Bay Malton AC).

Blundell’s, nr. Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 27, rover. Ian Ridgeway (Rochdale Angling) 175-12-0, carp and F1s to 3 lb, paste, 3m down edge, peg 55 Trio Lakes; Chris Weeder jnr (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 165-14-0; Keith Leatherbarrow (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 142-4; David Howard (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 123-2-0. Thurs, 15, rover. Kerry Kirkwood (Black Swan) 120-12-0, carp to 8 lb, meat, 5m, peg 47 Ash; David Howard (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 112-0-0. Sun, 15, Trio. Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 191-3-0, carp and F1s to 3 lb, pellet shallow, 6m, peg 59; David Howard (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 171-7-0.

Bradshaw Hall, Bolton, Lancs. Mon, 28, Lakes 8/9. Jon Jowett (Maver NW) 59-1-0, F1s, banded pellet at 13m, peg 32 Lake 8; Chris Chadwick (Fisherman’s Way) 46-9-0; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 43-6-0; Lee Addy (Drennan Bait-Tech) 41-11-0. Wed, 26. Mick Booth (Tri-Cast Highfield) 54-14-0, F1s and mirror carp, pellet shallow, 6m, peg 26 Lake 8; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 54-4-0; Dave Machin (Fisherman’s Way) 54-2-0; Jon Jowett (Maver NW) 53-14-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Tues, 20. Andy Butler (Mosella) 101-10-0, carp to 3 lb, meat and pellet, 12m, peg 30; Carl Lane (Prescott AC) 100-14-0; Ian Bevis (Cheshire) 86-12-0. Thurs. 19. Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 100-8-0, carp, pellet, 8m, peg 43; John Shellam (Stalybridge) 99-4-0; Chris Ruscoe (Rod ‘n Reel) 92-6-0. Sat, 23. Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 94-14-0, carp to 4 lb, maggot and pellet, 12m, peg 43; Steve Carrier (Widnes AC) 78-14-0; Trevor Dewhurst (Premier Driveways) 75-4-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 66-0-0. Sun, 21. Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 71-0-0, carp and ide to 3 lb, soft pellet, 12m, peg 21; Ross Whiteman (Cheshire Angling) 62-4-0; Mark Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 59-10-0; Trevor Dewhurst (Premier Driveways) 53-0-0.

Hall Lane, Parbold, Lancs. Sun, 22. Graham Carter (Ted Carter Preston) 153-14-0, carp to 3 lb, red maggot, 11m and 4m, peg 34; Stuart Bird (Ted Carter Preston) 150-0-0; Gary Gunn (Ted Carter Preston) 149-4-0; Ian Blakeley (Saints) 147-6-0; Ian Waddington (Ted Carter Preston) 131-12-0.

High Heyes Farm. Eccleston, Lancs. Sat, 20, Lake 3. Jay Brooks (St Anthony’s) 61-10-0, barbel, maggot at 5m, peg 23; Dave Bolton (Coppull Anglers) 51-4-0; Gareth Charnock (High Heyes) 41-12-0; Kieron Richards (Matrix/Leigh Tackle) 35-4-0.

Lingmere, Moreton, Wirral. Wed, 17, OAPs. Julian Tatton (Chester Tackle) 123-2-0, F1s, caster at 8m, peg 9; Ian Hughes (Egremont Ferry) 104-7-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 101-12-0. Sat, 16. Alan Dewhurst (Lingmere) 115-10-0, carp, pellet shallow at 13m, peg 7; Colin Doran (Widnes AC) 78-12-0; Jimmy Bell (Wem AC) 66-2-0.

Liverpool DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Shop Lane., Liverpool. Sun, 12. Keith Tierbuck (Liverpool Dockers) 7-5-0, skimmers and roach, bread and caster, 11m, peg 409; Geoff Stirrup (LAS) 5-12-0.

Meadow View, nr. Lymm, Cheshire. Tues, 23, OAPs, Lark Pool. Paul Ledgerton (Ray’s Tackle) 99-8-0, carp to 9 lb and bream to 4 lb, corn and pellet, 10m, peg 25; Ray Morgan (Meadow View) 49-0-0; Pete Robinson (Altringham) 48-12-0; Dave Horam (Didlow Angling) 44-4-0. Thurs, 18, OAPs, Linnet. Dave White (Hazel Grove) 82-12-0, carp to 5 lb, chub and tench, corn and pellet, 19m and Method feeder, peg 16; Paul Ledgerton (Rays Tackle) 71-0-0; Don Bruce (Edgeley Sports) 33-0-0. Sun, 23, Lark. Shaun Woodward (Danny’s Tackle) 103-0-0, carp to 8 lb and bream to 4 lb, meat in margins, peg 41; Ricky Salmon (Burt Baits) 87-2-0; Kevin Richards (Meadow View) 69-0-0; Dave Hancock (Warrington Tackle and Gun) 59-12-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Wed, 14. Toby Gill (Mescar Scoopers) 92-4-0, carp to 8 lb, worm over groats, 10m, peg 46; Steve Gallagher (Ted Carter Southport) 91-14-0. Sat, 16. Toby Gill (Mescar Scoopers) 86-12-0, carp to 8 lb, worm over groats, 10m, peg 49; Ken Dooley (LAS) 61-6-0; Dave Phillips (BAS) 46-8-0. Sun, 26, Mistral Lake. John Raby (Heaton’s Tackle) 94-0-0, carp to 4 lb, banded pellet, 6m, peg 37; Mark Halliwell (Bag’em) 71-4-0; Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru) 70-0-0; Ian Kelly (Kirkby) 66-6-0; Paul Fletcher (Tackle Tarts) 65-12-0. 

Newton-le-Willows AA, Sankey Canal, St. Helens, Merseyside. Tues, OAPs. Jimmy Byrne (Warrington) 10-7-0, bream and silvers, caster at 12m, peg 34; Jeff Clare (Warrington 6-2-0; Harry Newton (Walkden) 5-12-0. Thurs, 28, over-60s, Haydock Park Farm, Merseyside. Dougie Thom (Liverpool) 12-1-0, skimmers and roach, caster, 12m, peg 3; Ivor Brown (Newton-le-Willows) 9-12-0; Eddie Marcroft (Golborne Tackle) 9-5-0; Eddie McLorie (Newton-le-Willows) 8-10-0. Sun, 20, Sankey Canal. Ray Shorrocks (Farnworth) 19-10-0, carp and bream, worm, 11m, peg 55; Bill Aston (Leigh) 12-4-0; Terry Speakman (Newton-le-Willows) 10-5-0; Dave Boyle (Newton-le-Willows) 9-7-0.
, River Weaver, Hunts Lock, Cheshire. Sat, 22. Rod Frazer (Vale Royal Angling) 14-6-0, skimmers and roach, red maggot, springtip and feeder, peg 10; Casen Shillito (Vale Royal Angling) 13-6-0; Wayne Percival (Rod’n’Reel) 11-4-0; Alex Clegg (Vale Royal Angling) 10-1-0.

Old Hough, Middlewich, Cheshire. Tues, 12, Prospect and Lucky Dip pools. Richard Rawsthorne (Old Hough) 59-12-0, carp, pellet; Ken Power (Old Hough) 47-5-0. Thurs, 12, Boulders. Ray Rigby (Widnes Angling) 63-0-0, carp, pellet; Roger Peet (Old Hough) 37-1-0. Sat, 29, Upper/Lower Benbo. Ken Potts (Old Hough) 64-9-0, carp, pellet; Freddie Mac (Old Hough) 52-8-0; Mike Rowlands (Old Hough) 50-7-0; Darren Mulheir (Old Hough) 43-12-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 26, OAPs. Spey, Marsh and Ribbon lakes. Eddie Battersby (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 87-11-0, F1s, commons and ide, caster shallow, 6m, peg 2 Marsh; Dave Timmins (Gilders) 75-10-0; Roy Powell (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 59-8-0; John Sharp (Partridge) 49-6-0. Tues, 34, Covey. Kerry Kirkwood (Swan Inn) 171-7-0, F1s, maggot shallow, 6m, peg 97; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 169-14-0; Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 166-1-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 164-6-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa/Guru/Bait-Tech) 137-7-0. Wed, 62, OAPs, Covey. Eddie Battersby  (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 133-6-0, F1s, caster shallow, 6m, peg 54; Gordon Pemberton (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 109-2-0; Mick King (Tackle Saver) 88-2-0; Steve Kelly (Ray’s Tackle) 86-13-0; Vinnie Smith (Tri-Cast Highfield) 74-4-0. Thurs, 36, Covey. Andy Bennett (Daiwa/Guru/Bait-Tech) 171-10-0, F1s and commons to 7 lb, pellet and maggot, margins and 6m shallow, peg 54; Gary Wills (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 160-1-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 151-8-0; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 148-1-0; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 131-13-0; Tony Webb (Partridge Lakes) 119-15-0.

Rudyard Lake Three-Day Festival, Leek, Staffs. Fri, 28. Sean Bilsbury (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 39-3-0, bream, tip and worm, peg 16; Spud Taylor (Crewe Carp & Match) 24-0-0; Billy Kelly (Tri-Cast) 22-5-0. Sat, 27. Daz Renshaw (Edgeley Sports) 26-6-0, bream, tip and worm, peg 20; Keith Smith (Vale Royal) 21-6-0; Billy Kelly (Tri-Cast) 17-13-0. Sun, 24. Geoff Tongue (Big Boys) 17-2-0, bream, tip and worm, peg 22; Chris Stevens (Bolton) 16-5-0; Sean Bilsbury (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 14-2-0. Overall: Sean Bilsbury (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 3; Billy Kelly (Tri-Cast) 6; Paul Walsh (Barlow.) 6; Jim Evans (Gilder’s Tackle) 8; Keith Smith (Vale Royal) 9.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 14. David Rigby (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 23-6-0, bream and skimmers, worm and maggot, bread feeder, peg 75; Kevin Hall (Newton-le-Willows) 18-12-0. Sat, 18. Shaun Fletcher (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 21-2-0, skimmers, red maggot and worm, bread feeder, peg 64; Des Lowecock (St. Helens) 18-3-0; Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 17-14-0.

Stoke City DAA, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Junction, Staffs. Sat, 25. Kevin Perry (Maver Midlands) 11-6-3, perch, skimmers and roach, poled chopped worm and caster, peg 71; Dennis Sumner (Bilston Angling Centre) 9-3-8; Dave Holbrook (Brownhills) 8-6-2; Dave McCall (Shakespeare Superteam) 8-0-8.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Botany Bay, Wigan, Lancs. Wed, 25. Sean Wharton (Gidlow Angling) 9-0-4, skimmers to 1 lb, red maggot over groundbait, 11m, pegged at top car park; Dave Trafford (Ted Carter Preston) 3-14-8; Keith Gillett (Maver NW) 2-9-12; Ken Sharples (Hindley MG) 2-9-4.

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