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Read this week's Angler's Mail magazine for news on new format and even more prizes in Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year competition.

Read this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine for news on new format and even more prizes in Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year competition.


Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year Qualifiers, June 21-22, 2014.

* Blundell’s, nr Warrington, Cheshire. Sat, 33, all lakes. Cliff Noble (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 191-12-0, ide to 1 lb and carp to 3 lb, maggot shallow, 6m, peg 59 Trio; Graham Stokes (Tri-Cast Highfield) 124-3-0; Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru) 122-12-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 120-13-0; Andy Fairhurst ( 116-10-0. Sun, 31, East and Trio. Gary Baugh (Saints) 98-10-0, F1s and mirrors to 4 lb, pellet at 16m, peg 13 East; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 96-7-0; Cliff Noble (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 86-10-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 81-11-0; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 80-11-0.

* Crewe & District Summer League, Shropshire Union Canal, Goldstone and Soudley, Salop. Sun, 70. Mick Davis (Wigan MG Blue) 11-8-0, skimmers, few perch, a 1 lb bream plus roach, poled chopped worm and caster, Hinstock Wood cables; Kevin Clark (Wigan MG Green) 8-8-0; Lewis Breeze (Drennan NW) 8-2-8; Steve Cope (Wolverhampton AA) 6-15-8; Ray Edge (Betley’s Monsters) 6-14-4; Ant Marsden (Wigan MG Green) 6-14-0.

Teams: Drennan NW 59; Wigan MG Green 52; Team Les ‘O’ 49; Ted Carter Southport 47; Browning Lifestyle Red 43; Saints 39.

* Hall Lane, Parbold, Lancs. Sun, 31. Gary Gunn (Ted Carter Preston) 125-8-0, 80 carp to 3 lb, pellet, top 2 plus 2 down edge, peg 24; Simon Shepherd (Ted Carter Preston) 124-8-0; Ian Fewtrell (Sensas NW) 121-8-0; John Rodgers (Ted Carter Preston) 101-0-0; Mike Rogerson (Preston Innovations) 100-0-0.

* Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sat, 53, Meadow Canal and Bridge pools. J. Howarth (Sheffield) 134-13-0, carp to 7 lb and F1s to 2 lb, pellet shallow at 13m, Meadow peg 26; Mark Lucas (Mosella Garbolino) 123-14-0; Trevor Robinson (Maver Midlands) 117-10-0; Darren Heath (Maver Pickerings) 114-6-0; Richard Bacon (Derby) 111-4-0; Kian Wardle (Kamasan Starlets) 101-10-0. Sun, 38, Match, Canal and Bridge. Ian Sinker (Heronbrook) 97-0-0, F1s to 2 lb, method feedered pellet to island, Match peg 42; John Chapman (Ted Carter Southport) 91-0-0; Paul Bennett (Stoke) 70-4-0; Dave Moore (Crewe) 68-0-0; Steve Walton (Ultimate Pellets) 66-6-0.

* High Heyes Farm, Eccleston, Lancs. Sat, 30, Lake 3. Dave Bolton (Coppull Anglers) 41-4-0-0, barbel and ide, maggot, 13m and margins, peg 44; Richard Yates (Ted Carter Preston) 37-12-0; Chris Gorrell (Ted Carter Southport) 34-8-0; Martin Liptrot (Gone Fishing NW) 30-0-0.

* Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Sun, 33. Shaun Woodward (Danny’s Tackle) 74-10-0, carp to 6 lb, corn, 12m, peg 21; Ricky Salmon (Burt Baits) 72-12-0; Bob Dac (Edgeley Sport) 65-2-0; Mike Thompson (Twangers) 64-0-0.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 53, Covey. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 171-8-0, ide and F1s plus carp later, maggot shallow, 6m and 12m, peg 30; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 135-8-0; Connor Barlow (Drennan NW) 117-0-0; Dave Meadows (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 109-15-0; Mike Rogerson (Preston Innovations) 107-7-0; Simon Beswick (Maver NW) 107-6-0. Sun, 85, Covey. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 158-5-0, ide, F1s and mirror carp, maggot shallow, 12m, peg 55; Lee Harrison (Drennan Barnsley Blacks) 149-7-0; Steve Fleming (Liverpool) 133-5-0; Connor Barlow (Drennan NW) 116-14-0; Colin Mayor (Drennan NW) 104-3-0; Anthony Jones (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 101-4-0.

* Wigan DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Wigan, Lancs. Sun, 35. Dave McGuinn (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 5-13-4, a 2 lb bream plus eels, maggot, pole 6m and 10m, pegged by third swing bridge; Carl Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 5-2-0; Les Williams (Hindley MG) 4-8-12; Chris Hawthorn (Matrix Halifax) 3-10-0.

Other North West matches

Bannister House, Match Lakes, Lancs. Sun, 25. Mark Halliwell (Bag’em) 84-2-0, carp to 6 lb, red maggot, 4m down edge, peg 46; Gordon Fletcher (Bolton) 69-0-0; Lee Murphy (Ted Carter Preston) 66-6-0; Steve Burgess (Garbolino Elton) 61-0-0; Paul Eckersall (Farnsworth Tackle) 55-4-0.

Blundell’s, nr Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 21, rover. Mitch Rawlinson (Fishing Republic) 187-4-0, ide, F1s and mirrors to 4 lb; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 150-15-0; Cliff Noble (Stalybridge Angling) 145-7-0; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 121-10-0. Thurs pm, 15, rover. David Howard (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 111-0-0, carp to 12 lb, pellet, 14m and method feeder down edge, peg 53 Ash; Mattie Maguire (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 73-2-0; Tommy Maiden (Sensas NW) 66-6-0; Lee Thornton (Middy/Bag’em) 52-3-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Sat, 23. Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 76-6-0, F1s to 3 lb, meat, 6m, peg 2; Steve Carrier (Widnes AC) 55-2-0; Ste Colvin (Cheshire) 54-8-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 52-2-0; Alan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle) 51-8-0. Sun, 25. Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 85-2-0, F1s, meat at 11m, peg 59; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 77-10-0; John Shellam (Stalybridge) 68-0-0; Mike Smith (Tri-Cast Highfield) 64-10-0; Alan Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle) 60-14-0.

Hampton Springs, Malpas, Cheshire. Wed, 26, over-50s. John Booth (Maver Cheshire) 75-0-0, carp to 12 lb plus silvers, meat, 8m, peg 24 Meadow Pool; Ray Rigby (Ted Carter Southport) 56-8-0; Malcolm Turney (Lobol AC) 49-12-0; Peter Hodge (Chester Post Office) 45-2-0.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Hanchurch, Staffs. Wed, 24, over-60s, Model Canal. Neil Powell (Stoke) 51-11-0, carp and barbel, pellet and meat, peg 51; John Brayford (Hanchurch) 51-8-0; K. Nickells (Hanchurch) 48-12-0; P. Hancock (Hanchurch) 33-13-0.

Lingmere, Match Lakes, Cheshire. Wed, 16, OAPs. Ray Jackson (Cammel Laird) 86-2-0, carp, pellet at 6m, peg 5; Mark Greasley (Maver Cheshire) 85-8-0; Les Pickin (Connah’s Quay) 77-9-0. Sat, 17. Alan Dewhurst (Lingmere) 121-12-0, F1s and carp, pellet shallow, 12m, peg 3; Dave Woodworth (Lingmere) 92-12-0; Terry Collins (Cheshire) 85-6-0; Jay Cloney (Vine Baits) 79-4-0.

Liverpool DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Brewery Lane, Merseyside. Sun, 14. Ken Smith (Liverpool Dockers) 8-5-0, tench and skimmers, caster, 11m; Mike Dixon (Liverpool Dockers) 5-13-0; Steve Maddock (Liverpool Dockers) 4-8-0.

Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Tues, 21, OAPs. Jeff Spencer (Meadow View) 47-0-0, carp and F1s to 4 lb, pellet and corn, method feeder, peg 4; George Osborne (Shaw’s Tackle) 46-0-0; Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 36-2-0; Dave Horran (Gidlow Angling) 27-4-0. Thurs, 18, Thrush Pool. Jeff Wilson (Meadow View) 51-0-0, bream to 2 lb and carp to 6 lb, corn, 14m, peg 24; Dave White (Hazel Grove) 32-8-0; Dennis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 31-8-0; Peter Hignett (Meadow View) 24-8-0. Sat, 18. Bob Dac (Edgeley Sport) 62-0-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet shallow, 13m, peg 41; Dave Hancock (Bailey’s Tackle and Gun) 61-2-0; Dave Horran (Gidlow Angling) 31-0-0; Mick Cooper (Meadow View) 31-0-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Wed, 14. Steve Gallagher (Ted Carter’s Southport) 69-6-0, carp to 12 lb, pellet, 6m, peg 19; Dave Phillips (Ted Carter Southport) 52-8-0; Peter Keenan (Liverpool Dockers) 32-8-0. Sun, 24. John Easton (LAS) 79-10-0, carp to 4 lb, paste, 10m, peg 49; Dave Cheetham (BAS) 73-6-0; Mick Woolvine (Ted Carter Southport) 67-12-0; Jimmy Elms (LAS) 60-14-0.

Northwich, River Weaver, Cheshire. Sun, 22. Kevin Simpson (Vale Royal Angling) 11-8-0, skimmers and roach, red maggot, bread feeder, willow beds. Rod Frazer (Vale Royal Angling) 8-9-0.

Old Hough Fishery, Warmingham, Cheshire. Tues, 19, Upper and Lower Benbo pools. Richard Rawsthorne (Old Hough) 52-3-0, carp, pellet and meat; Dave Booth (Old Hough) 51-7-0; Gary Billinge (Old Hough) 45-12-0. Thurs, 11, Prospect and Lucky Dip. Alex Hulme (Old Hough) 70-3-0, carp, pellet; Richard Rawsthorne (Old Hough) 62-4-0. Sat, 28, Boulders and Goose. Darren Mulheir (Old Hough) 55-3-0, carp, pellet; Peter Mulheir (Old Hough) 51-14-0; Chris Shaw (Old Hough) 45-8-0; Ray Rigby (Widnes) 40-13-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 30, OAPs, Spey, Marsh and Ribbon lakes. Ken Wright (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 79-11-0, F1s and ide, worm and caster, 11m, peg 8 Ribbon; Alan Talbot (Dave’s Wigan) 58-15-0; John Ormisher (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 57-5-0; Graham Broughton (Bait-Tech) 55-12-0. Tues, 15, Covey. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech) 190-0-0, F1s and ide, maggot shallow, 8m, peg 15; Mike Rogerson (Preston Innovations) 122-13-0; Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackleand Bait) 121-0-0. Wed, 57. OAPs, Covey. Ken Madden (Partridge) 87-14-0, F1s plus mirrors to 8 lb, maggot down edge, peg 85; Graham Broughton (Bait-Tech) 85-0-0; Steve Mitchells (Tri-Cast Highfield) 84-9-0; Eddy Battersby (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 81-8-0; Steve Kelly (Ray’s Tackle) 78-7-0; John Wilson (Coppull Anglers) 71-5-0. Thurs, 33, Covey. Wayne Kearney (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 145-8-0, ide and F1s, maggot shallow, 13m, peg 88; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 120-5-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 106-2-0; Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 102-14-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Lancashire. Wed, 24, Navigation. Shaun Birchall (Wigan MG) 8-15-12, a 5 lb tench plus perch and eels, worm at 6 and 12m, pegged on rushes; Kevin Gary (Hindley MG) 6-8-0; Alan Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 6-0-4; Anthony Marsden (Wigan MG) 5-12-12. Sat, 24, North Moor Lane. Steve Wilson (Mosella NW) 6-15-0, bream and roach, bread punch, 11 and 14m, pegged at Saracens Head; Sean Wharton (Gidlow Angling) 5-13-12; John Edwards (Bolton) 5-6-0; Steve Mayoh (Gidlow Angling) 5-4-8.

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We reveal additional format and extra prizes up for grabs in prestigious free entry Angler's Mail/Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year contest.

We reveal additional format and extra prizes up for grabs in prestigious free entry Angler’s Mail/Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year contest.