Preston MOTY



Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers

* Blundell’s, nr. Warrington, Cheshire. Sat, 30. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 46-5-0, ide to 2 lb, mirrors and F1s, maggot, 11m, peg 55; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 41-2-0; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 35-14-0; Jack Howarth (Mosella) 32-2-0.

* Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Sun, 31. Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 34-10-0, F1s and silvers, pellet, 14m, peg 5; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 26-0-0; Trevor Dewhurst (Premier Driveways) 22-2-0; Jamie Hughes (Ted Carter Southport) 20-2-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 20-0-0; Jimmy Wilson (JW Pole Repairs) 18-2-0.

* Crewe & District WL, Trent & Mersey Canal, Nantwich, Cheshire. Sun, 36. Lewis Kenyon (Betley’s Monsters) 6-9-0, mainly roach, whip with caster, hemp and squatt, pegged near dog bin at top end of the belt; Keith Hulland (Team Eclipse Green) 5-14-8; Stef Johansen (Team Eclipse Green) 4-11-12; Jeff Shaw (Team Guinness) 4-6-8; Martin Griffiths (Team Guinness) 4-1-8; Tony Keeling (Team Eclipse Blue) 4-0-1. Teams: Team Guinness 30; Team Eclipse Green 27; Browning Lifestyle 22; Betley’s Monsters 20; Cheshire MG 20; Team Les ‘O’ 19.League: Team Guinness 53; Team Eclipse Green 49; Team Les ‘O’ 45; Browning Lifestyle 44; Betley’s Monsters 39; Wyche 39.

Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sat, 39, Meadow, Canal and Island pools. Dave Childs (Rugeley) 83-8-0, carp to 7 lb, poled red maggot, Meadow peg 27; Clive Wynn (Wrexham) 71-2-0; C. O’Connor (Congleton) 59-10-0; Lee Thornton (Middy/Bag’em) 56-12-0; A. Davies (Heronbrook) 43-14-0; Graham Thomas (Wrexham) 43-12-0.

* Heronbrook Fisheries Ind WL, Slindon, Eccleshall, Staffs. Sun, 77, all pools. Jordon Hall (Maver Midlands/Bag’em) 78-14-0, two carp and 35 F1s, maggot at 6m, Canal peg 33; Steve Williamson (Reddish AC) 62-0-0; Ade Shepherd (Heronbrook) 58-0-0; Jez Goldthorpe (Matrix Stapeley) 55-0-0; Lee Thornton (Middy/Bag’em) 54-8-0; Craig Goldstraw (Maver Midlands/Bag’em) 45-3-0. League: Matt Barwell (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 4; Ken Oldham (Connect Tackle) and Lee Thornton (Middy/Bag’em) both 5.

* Northwich Mini League, River Weaver, Cheshire. Sat, 41. Reg Evans (Atomic Baits) 12-3-0, bream, red maggot, bread feeder, pegged on dredger length; Danny Sixsmith (Ballyforce) 8-4-0; Andy Insley (Bream Team) 5-10-0; Keith Rustage (C-Bs) 5-2-0. Teams: Atomic Bait 13-6-0; Ballyforce 10-11-0; Bream Team 8-7-0. League: Ballyforce 11; Atomic Bait 18; Ted Carter Southport and Cheadle both 26.

 * Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 31, Covey. David Rigby (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 39-12-0, F1s, maggot, 11m, peg 131; Mick Threlsall (Partridge Lakes) 21-2-0; Dave Ebbroll (Ashton Angling) 19-13; Simon Fadden (Kieron 19-13-0. Sat, WL, 50. Wayne Nolan (Brabhams) 58-1-0, F1s, maggot, 8m, peg 2 Spey; Colin Scott (Garbolino Elton) 57-6-0; Andy Geldart (Brabhams) 47-10-0; Richard O’Connor (Drennan NW) 47-7-0; Keith Dixon (North West Baits) 39-7-0; Richard Crabtree (Partridge Lakes) 38-6-0. Teams: Garbolino Elton 14; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 17; Horse 20. League: Garbolino Elton 127; Drennan NW 153; Guru, Mike Reed and Garbolino Elton all 170. Sun, 35, Covey. Kerry Kirkwood (Partridge Lakes) 24-6-0, F1 carp, maggot, 8m, peg 42; Ian Bentham (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 22-8-0; Brian Conroy (Warrington Tackle & Gun) 18-5-0; Peter Tickle (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 16-4-0.


See the latest Angler's Mail Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year table in this week's issue, on sale Tuesday, January 28.

See the latest Angler’s Mail Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year table in this week’s issue, on sale Tuesday, January 28.


Smaller fishing match results

Blundell’s, nr. Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 19. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 76-4-0, F1s, mirrors and ghost carp, pellet, 14m, peg 35 Trio; Jamie Hughes (Maver) 73-7-0; Simon Fadden (Frenzee) 52-2-0; Dave Simpson (Home Guard AC) 37-3-0. Sun, 17. Dean Edwards (Fisherman’s Way) 29-3-0, skimmers to 2 lb and F1s to 3 lb, pellet, 5m, peg 5 East; Jack Howarth (Mosella) 25-13-0; Dave Williams (Fisherman’s Way) 15-0-0; Dave Williams (Cheshire Angling) 14-4-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Thurs, 17. Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 32-2-0, F1s and silvers, bread and pellet, 12m, peg 4; David Williams (Garbolino Elton) 28-8-0; John Lyth (Brookside) 26-14-0; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 24-0-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 22-4-0; Jamie Hughes  (Ted Carter Southport) 22-0-0. Sat, 25. John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 26-12-0, F1s, pellet, 12m, peg 59; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 26-0-0; Mark Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 20-4-0; Paul Casson (Cheshire) 17-2-0; Chris Ruscoe (Rod n Reel) 16-8-0; Ross Whiteman (Cheshire Angling) 15-14-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Staffs. Sat, 20, Suez & Panama canals. Gareth Gibbons (Protak Barlows) 89-10-0, carp to 4 lb, chub and ide, pellet at 13m, Panama peg 3; Mel Kearns (Cudmore Gold) 67-8-0; Carl Lane (Prescott Angling Centre) 53-8-0; Shaun Hill (Maver Gold Bag’em) 41-4-0; Simon Jones (Trentham Lakes) 41-4-0; Andy May (MAP/Bait Tech) 33-8-0. Sun, 15, Panama Canal. John Glover Jnr. (Cudmore Gold) 62-8-0, carp to 4 lb, ide and chub, poled maggot, peg 2; Gary Kirby (Cudmore Gold) 49-8-0; Adrian Wood (Hazel Grove) 32-12-0; Mark Reynolds (Hazel Grove) 32-4-0.

Firswood Road, Latham, Skelmersdale, Lancs. Wed, 19. Paul Mossman (Tri-Cast Highfield) 54-12-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet, 10m, peg 17; Roy Jones (St. Helens) 48-6-0; Lewis Carol (Firswood) 36-12-0; Colin Taylor (Mersey Dockers) 28-10-0. Sat, 16. Ben Nubury (Tri-Cast Highfield) 69-10-0, F1s and mirror carp, 4mm pellet, 8m pole, peg 8a; Mark Halliwell (Bag’em) 66-1-0; Jay Declued (Ted Carter Southport) 53-12-0; Frank Cooke snr (Ray’s Tackle) 38-10-0.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. Sun, 16, Model Canal. Dave Parry (Hanchurch Fisheries) 40-0-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 10; John Stevens (Ball Green WM AC) 31-15-0; A. Holmes (Hanchurch Fisheries) 30-2-0.

Liverpool DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Legion and Shop Lane, Liverpool. Sun, 22. Dave Trafford (Wigan MG) 5-6-0, roach, punch bread, pole 6m, peg 430; John Easton (LAS) and Gary Marchant (Ted Carter Southport) both 4-10-0; Mike Dixon (Liverpool Dockers) 4-7-0; Dave Massey (Wigan MG) 4-7-0.

Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Tues, 16, OAPs. Steve Leaf (Sale XL) 24-8-0, carp to 6 lb, corn and pellet, 14m, peg 2; Paul Ledgerton (Meadow View) 16-10-0; Ray Ignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 15-8-0. Thurs, 15, Thrush Pool. Steve Leaf (Sale XL) 20-4-0, carp to 3 lb, maggot and pellet, 6m, peg 3; George Osborne (Shaw’s Tackle) 16-6-0; Eric Whitely (Danny’s Tackle) 12-12-0. Sun, 18, Lark. Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 77-8-0, carp to 10 lb, pellet and corn, Method feeder, peg 6; Barry Davis (Deeside Tackle) 44-0-0; Keith Marsden (Meadow View) 37-12-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Cow Hay Dam, Lancs. Thurs, 20. Danny Sixsmith (Sixsmith Pole Repairs) 11-8-0, skimmers and roach, caster, 8m pole, peg 18; Eddie Cook (Warrington) 8-0-0; Steve Rimmer (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 7-5-0.
Old Hough, Warmingham, Cheshire. Tues, 13, Boulders Pool. Bob Meggs (Northwich) 19-13-0, small carp and silvers, poled pellet; Phil Cliffe Snr. (Old Hough) 14-8-0; Ian Mason (Old Hough) 10-9-0; John Pearson (Old Hough) 10-2-0; Lewis Breeze (Drennan NW) 9-2-0. Thurs, 8, Upper Benbo. Dave Holland (Tri-Cast Highfield) 32-4-0, small carp and silvers, poled pellet and maggot; Adam Jones (Old Hough) 17-5-0; Ben Clarke (Old Hough) 10-8-0; James Cantello (Tri-Cast Highfield) 9-0-0. Sat, 11 Big Max. Pete Johnson (Old Hough) 35-14-0, small carp and silvers, poled pellet and maggot; James Cantello (Tri-Cast Highfield) 19-9-0; Martin Grindey (Old Hough) 18-15-0; Bob Asher (Old Hough) 17-4-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 25, OAPs. Spey, Marsh & Ribbon lakes. Ronald Kinsella (Widnes AC) 39-7-0, F1 carp, pellet, 6m, peg 5 Marsh; Alan Talbot (Dave’s Wigan) 19-7-0; Ernie Melling (Harry’s Tackle) 18-15-0; Keith Wilson (Partridge Lakes) 18-14-0. Tues, 26. Kerry Kirkwood (Trafford) 53-12-0, F1 carp, maggot, 6m, peg 100; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 43-10-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 42-0-0; Keith Mahoney (Dino Floats) 33-0-0. Wed, 40, Covey. Tommy Aspinall (Atherton Tackle) 37-3-0, F1s, pellet, 10m, bridge peg 50; Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 34-1-0; Albert Grimes (Partridge Lakes) 23-6-0; Phil Oaks (Garswood Hall) 21-10-0; Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 19-5-0; Walter Elmore (Partridge Lakes) 19-0-0. Thurs, 30, Covey. Peter Tickle (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 48-8-0, F1s and common carp, maggot, 11m, peg 2; Mike Dench (Let’s Tackle) 48-4-0; Dave Machin (Stalybridge Angling) 43-3-0; Steve Eckersall (Farnworth Tackle & Bait) 42-10-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 16. Kevin Hall (Newton-le- Willows) 10-0-0, bream and skimmers, maggot, Method feeder, peg 157; Brian Cross (St. Helens) 6-12-0; Lee Addy (Drennan/Bait-Tech) 6-0-0; Paul Cliburn (Wigan) 5-6-0. Sun, 18. Mark Tallon (Farnworth Tackle & Bait) 26-6-0, bream and skimmers, boilie, Method feeder, peg 89; Simon Stott (Farnworth Tackle & Bait) 11-3-0; Les Hayes (St. Helens ) 8-5-0; Mick Lever (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 7-9-0.

St. Helens Tackle & Bait WL, Partridge Lakes, Cheshire. Sun, 80 (non-MOTY points due to placing anglers). Simon Beswick (Partridge Black) 50-13-0, F1s, pellet, 8m, peg 8 Willow; Peter Tickle (St. Helens Tackle & Bait a) 41-14-0; Keith Dixon (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 41-7-0; Matthew Golding (Matts Dodgers) 40-10-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton/Wayne’s Tackle) 37-11-0; Anthony Jones (Joneys) 37-4-0. Teams: Patricroft 10; St. Helens Tackle & Bait 14; Wayne’s Tackle 14; Partridge Black and Misfits both 15. League: Leigh Tackle & Bait 27; St Helens Tackle & Bait 28; Partridge Black 30; Wayne’s Tackle 32.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Addlington, Lancs. Wed, 30. Dave Bradley (Maver NW) 8-5-12, roach to 6 oz and skimmers, bread punch and worm, 6 and 13m, pegged at White Bear Marina; Dave Wells (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 6-4-0; Alan Crook (Maver NW) 5-10-8; Darren Price (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 5-0-4. Sat, 20, Burscough. Dave Trafford (Ted Carter Preston) 4-14-0, skimmers and roach, bread punch, 6 and 11m, pegged near slipway; John Leeds (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 4-6-0; Carl Whalley (Sensas NW) 4-4-4; Steve Wilson (Ted Carter Preston) 3-5-4.




Steve Collett’s weekly match fishing is live here every Tuesday. Read it! 


CALLING all match fishing organisers – give us your 2014 dates! 

Are you running or connected with an Open fishing match taking place in 2014? Or maybe you have a series of events, a league or weekly event to promote? Email Angler’s Mail magazine the full details, including venue and ticket price and contact telephone number. Mark your email Matchplan and email to:

Use the same email address for pictures from recent matches, and other match news.



Like us on Facebook >> AnglersMailMagazine

Follow us on Twitter >> @AnglersMail