Below are Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year Qualifiers for Aug.23-25. This week's Angler's Mail has the the main leaderboard, plus lots more from the match fishing scene.



* Blundell’s, nr Warrington, Cheshire. Sat, 30, rover. Karl Webster (Urmston) 122-9-0, carp and bream, meat at 5m, peg 47 Ash; Alan Sharman (Garbolino Elton) 94-14-0; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 82-2-0; Andy Fairhurst ( 77-10-0.

* Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sat, 54, Meadow, Bridge and Island pools. Trevor Robinson (Maver Midlands) 180-6-0, carp to 7 lb, pellet shallow and margins, Match peg 9; John Chapman (Ted Carter Southport) 173-4-0; Will Crowder (Ultimate Pellet) 131-13-0; Danny Hallam (Matrix Dynamite Stapeley) 119-4-0; Nigel Rimmer (Maver Gold/Bag‘em) 101-13-0; Pete Trueman (CPA) 95-12-0. Sun, 35, Canal, Meadow and Match. Shaun Hill (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 136-9-0, carp to 7 plus F1s, pellet and corn, Match peg 1; Mark Lloyd (Newport) 123-2-0; Pete Goodwin (Maver/Bag’em) 106-0-0; Kevin Dennis (Ultimate Pellet) 105-13-0; Steve Williamson (Reddish AC) 93-9-0.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 50, Covey Lakes. Mark Wainwright (Colmic) 97-13-0, carp to 4 lb, worm, 8m pole down track, peg 2; Alan Ward (Partridge) 85-2-0; Lee Harrison (Drennan Barnsley Blacks) 76-2-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 69-8-0; Colin Mulholland ( 68-5-0; Craig Lowndes (Partridge) 62-12-0. Sun, 65, Covey. 65. Lee Harrison (Drennan Barnsley Blacks) 128-9-0, F1s, worm, top 2, peg 54; Shaun Cook (MWS/Elton Tackle) 105-9-0; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 92-13-0; Simon Newsham (Rochdale Angling) 88-15-0; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 85-15-0; Tom Brownbill (Maver NW) 83-2-0.

* St. Helens AA Carr Mill Championships, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Sun, 82. John Rimmer (St. Helens) 21-5-0, bream and skimmers, worm and maggot, crumb feeder, peg 159; Billy Kelly (Tri-Cast) 19-0-0; Lee Addy (Drennan/Bait-Tech) 18-5-0; Dave Heaton (Harry’s Tackle) 17-11-0; Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 17-1-0; Mark Addy (Drennan/Bait-Tech) 16-15-0.

* Tri-Cast Weston Pools, Oswestry, Salop. Sun (Aug 10), 32, Belvedere Pool. Matty Dawes (Tri-Cast Weston/ABC Baits) 161-13-0, carp, pellet shallow and casters down margins, Belvedere peg 18; Phil Hardman (Oswestry) 136-14-0; Mark Taylor (Shakespeare Superteam) 136-14-0; Dave Evans (Tri-Cast Weston) 103-10-0. Sun (Aug 17), 33, Stretton and Jack’s. Darren Frost (Tri-Weston Team Wales/Drennan NW) 158-1-0, 40 lb of silvers on caster shallow plus carp on pellet in margins, Stretton peg 8; Andy Amos (Tri-Cast Weston Team Wales) 143-4-0; A. Cagsy (Tri-Cast Weston/ABC Baits) 137-10-0; Mikey Rough (Tri-Cast Weston) 134-14-0; Mark Taylor (Shakespeare) 123-10-0. Sun, 34, Stretton. Mark Taylor (Shakespeare) 176-8-0, carp and F1s, pellet at 4m, peg 9; Matt Dawes (Tri-Cast Weston/ABC Baits) 168-4-0; Jeff Grantham (Rod N Reel) 109-14-0.

* Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Lancs. Sat, 42, Ring ‘O Bells. Mark Parkinson (Sensas NW) 6-7-4, bream to 2 lb at 10m and roach at 13m, bread and red maggot, peg 614; Alan Whalley (Sensas NW) 6-6-12; Lee Addy (Drennan/Bait-Tech) 6-1-4; Dave Trafford (Ted Carter Preston) 5-14-8; Danny Martin (Wigan MG) 4-15-8; Les Riding (Hindley MG) 4-15-0. Sun, 123, Div. 2 National Practice, Farmers Arms to Heaton’s Bridge (Sections F/G/H). Martin Taylor (Matrix Halifax) 13-12-0, skimmers to 1 lb 8 oz and roach, caster, 11 and 12m, pegged at S Bends; Paul Smith (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 10-8-12; John Hardman (Slaithwaite) 9-1-8; Richard Yates (Ted Carter Preston) 8-12-8; Keith Hulland (Halifax Matrix) 7-12-0; Jeff Stirrup (Liverpool AS) 7-11-0.





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