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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers


* Angling Trust Winter League Final, Tidal Trent, Besthorpe to Laughterton, Lincs. Sat, 120. Liam Braddell (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 9 Kg 750 gr, two barbel to 5 lb and two chub, maggot feeder, end peg B12 at Besthorpe; Jamie Grainger (Preston Innovations Delcac) 8.220; Neil Machin (Chambers Champs) 6.700; Peter Close (Browning Quaker) 4.400; Lewis Mackintosh (Browning Quaker) 3.740.

Teams: Browning Quaker 82 pts; Leicester Sensas 75; Daiwa Dorking 73; Kamasan Starlets 69; Preston Innovations Thatchers 68; Drennan North West 66; Garbolino Black Horse 63; Preston Innovations Delcac 61; Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths 61; Chambers Champs 56; Maver Midlands 54; Garbolino Ossett 48.

* Fish for 5 + 5K Qualifiers, Water Meadows Fishery, Chapel St. Leonards, near Skegness, Lincolnshire. Sat, 32, Moat Lake. John Forster (Kiveton Hall Fisheries) 114-14-0, carp to 6 lb and some barbel, poled caster shallow, peg 36; Dave Harper (Lakeview Fishery) 96-8-0; Chris ‘Bizz’ Howard (Water Meadows Fishery) 73-4-0; Ashley Pimperton (Water Meadows Fishery) 60-14-0; Bob Smith (Water Meadows Fishery) 60-13-0. Qualifiers: John Forster, Dave Harper, Chris Bonsall, James West. Sun, 32. Mark Griggs (Boston) 98-3-0, carp to 8 lb, bream to 3 lb, barbel to 4 lb, poled pellet over groundbait, peg 26; Adey Freeman (Water Meadows Fishery) 88-5-0. Sean Huggins (Dynamite Baits) 76-8-0; Jeff Marsh (GOT Baits) 74-10-0; Qualifiers: Mark Griggs, Adey Freeman, Richie Bacon, Gary Sadler.

* Nisa Feeders individual series, River Yare Beauchamp Arms. Sat, 55.Martin Caldecoat (Willow Grange) 15-4-0, roach to 12 oz, poled maggot and caster over groundbait, peg 139; Andy Wilson- Sutter (Great Yarmouth &  Norfolk) 14-8-0; Tony Gibbons (Norwich) 14-1-0; Andrew Moss (Browning Hot Rods) 14-0-0; Graham Binks (Daiwa Angling Direct) 13-8-0;John Taylor (Sensas Mark One) 13-7-0.

* Norwich DAC summer league, Rivers Bure & Thurne. Sun, 39.Kevin Humphries (Daiwa Angling Direct Black) 31-11-0, 22 skimmers, crumb feeder, maggot and worm, River Thurne Dyke end of Coldharbour; James Parnell (P W Angling) 20-9-0; Albert Farrow (Wymondham) 16-2-0; Glen Hubbard (Angling Direct Black) and Brian Weevers (Sportsman) both 14-13-0; David Gooch (Kev’s Tackle)13-6-0. Teams: Daiwa Angling Direct Black 30; P W Angling 27; Daiwa Angling Direct Blue 26. League: Daiwa Angling Direct Black 24; P W Angling 20; Daiwa Angling Direct Gold, Daiwa Angling Direct Blue and Wymondham all 16.

Read this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine for the latest on the Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year – INCLUDING THE FIRST EVER MONTHLY WINNER! 

Smaller matches and midweekers

Aldercar Lane Fishery, Langley Mill, Nottinghamshire, Sat. Acorn Pool, 12. James Stevenson (Bait Tech) 74-1-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 30; Kevin Allbright (Aldercar Lane Fishery) 34-8-0; Ian Robison (Nathan’s Sensas) 23-14-0; Rich Stacey (Aldercar Lane Fishery) 16-14-0; Andy Mason (Aldercar Lane Fishery) 16-13-0; Dave Needham (Aldercar Lane Fishery) 12-0-0. Tues. Snipe, 10. Jason Lebosquet (Garbolino) 48-13-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 30; Dave Perry (Stanton) 15-0-0; Peter Cliffe (Aldercar Lane Fishery) 12-14-0; Tony Bevan (Stanton) 11-3-0; Dick Stevenson (Mill Tackle) 10-3-0; Ivor Lister (Aldercar Lane Fishery) 9-2-0. Wed. Acorn Pool, Veterans, 16. Eric Nelson (Aldercar Lane Fishery) all silver fish, poled maggot, peg 20; Dennis Plackett (Aldercar Lane Fishery) 31-15-0; Tony Bevan (Stanton) 29-6-0; Ted Newman (Mill Tackle) 28-7-0; Roger Gill (Middleton AS) 22-2-0; Phil Smith (Aldercar Lane Fishery) 19-13-0.

Burton Mutual AA, Angling Trust Division One National Practise. Trent and Mersey Canal , J section, Burton Upon Trent, Sat. 22. Steve Dudley (Browning Lifestyle) 4-13-0, perch, roach and small skimmers, poled squatt, pinkie and chopped worm, peg 70; Martin Owen (Browning Lifestyle) 4-12-0; Alan Round (Browning Lifestyle) 3-7-8; Steve Brookes (Wellingborough AA) 2-13-12.

Chestnut Pool, Langford, Bedfordshire, Sun. 17. Andy Dilley (Chestnut Pool) 78-7-0, bream and skimmers, poled pellet and sweetcorn, peg 13; James Heaps (Chestnut Pool) 64-15-0; Steve Tyler (Popletts MG) 59-11-0; Scot Murray (Chestnut Pool) 55-12-0.

Coors AC. Angling Trust Division One National practise, Trent and Mersey Canal , Rugeley, Staffordshire, B section, Sun. 28. Derek Jackson (Dams and Lock) 9-2-0, roach to squatt, perch to chopped worn; Steve Cope (Bridgnorth AS ) 4-12-0; Daz Shaw (Drennan North West ) 4-5-8; Graham Neary (Dams and Lock) 4-2-0.

Cross Drove, Hockwold, Norfolk. Wed, 18. Rodney Finch (Deben) 93-4-0, carp to 14 lb, F1s to 6 lb, worm and meat, 14.5m, peg 18; Bruno Norman (Kev’s Tackle) 82-6-0; Martin Woods (Emneth) 54-8-0; Pete Walthew (Cross Drove) 45-0-0; Dave Pearce Snr (Wisbech) 30-8-0; Alan Tuck (Van den Eynde Angling Direct) 30-2-0. Sat, 20. Ian Shipp (Cross Drove) 77-6-0, carp to 15 lb, F1s to 4 lb, 13m, catmeat & corn, peg 20; Simon Wheeler (Daiwa Dynamite) 67-8-0; James Heaps (Popletts) 66-12-0; Stuart Payne (Daiwa Angling Direct) 58-6-0; Rob Heath (Chestnut) 55-7-0; Tony Evans (Dynamite Middy) 54-0-0.

Deeping St. James AC, Awayday Cup, Makin’s Fishery, Wolvey, Warwickshire, Sun. Reptile Pool, 10. Ray Torrington (Deeping St. James AC) 119-9-0, carp to 8 lb, poled meat and sweetcorn, peg 20; Neil Dobbs (Deeping St. James AC) 53-6-0; Nigel Briggs (Deeping St. James AC) 51-0-0.


Decoy, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, Tues. Beastie Lake , 29. Andy Szczupak (Decoy) F1s and small carp, poled pellet or meat, peg 2; John Buckenham (Decoy) 116-14-0; Rob Goodson (JV AC) 102-8-0; Simon Godfrey (Decoy) 100-5-0. Sat. Cedar Channel, 20. Simon Dow (decoy) 150-0-0, all carp and F1s, poled pellet shallow, peg 14; Jon Whincup (bait Tech) 146-6-0; Simon Godfrey (Decoy) 141-9-0. Sun. Willows Lake , 26. Martin Freeman (Team Marukyu) 178-8-0, carp to 6 lb and F1s, poled meat, peg 7; Ian Chesney (Team Marukyu) 114-14-0; Tony Dawson (Bait Tech) 97-13-0; Nigel Baxter (Bagem Baits) 95-15-0.

Foston, Match Lakes , Lincolnshire , Wed. 12. Bob Brown ( Newark ) 116-0-0, small carp, poled floring bread flake, Hawthorn 13; Terry Crouch ( Newark ) 85-12-0; Lennie Burton ( Mansfield ) 83-0-0; Graham Eden ( Mansfield ) 80-0-0; Paul Kimberley (Team Zimba) 77-12-0; Paul Edwards (Dynamite Baits) 59-4-0. Sat. 17. Ian Palfreeman (Phil’s Bait and Tackle) 267-0-0, carp to 8 lb, poled dog biscuit, Ash Pool 9 (new venue record); Andy Birkin (Phil’s Bait and Tackle) 100-0-0; Graham eden (Mansfield) 91-2-0; Paul Arndt (Grantham) 87-12-0; Terry Marshall (Dynamite Matchman Supplies) 84-0-0; Beverley Marshall (Bennington Baits) 61-0-0.

How End Fisheries, How End, Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire, Sun. Summer League, Round Three, Dani’s Lake, 13. Ashley Stratton (How End Fisheries) 49-7-0, carp, poled pellet; Dave Carter (How End Fisheries) 41-6-0. Sun. Kingfisher AC. Yasi’s Lake 13. Phil ‘Pebs’ Stone (Kingfisher AC) 51-2-0, carp, poled pellet; Simon Drozdziol (Kingfisher AC) 46-2-0; Ian Jones (Kingfisher AC) 38-9-0.

Lakeview Fishery, Holwell, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Sun. Canal , Marina, serpent and Stream Pools, 39. Kevin Kania (Avanti Used Tackle) 107-5-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 2 Canal; Greg Cooper (Lakeview Select) 95-6-0; Bob Murray (Netbusters) 91-1-0; Danny Higgins (Lakeview Select) 89-2-0; Steve Draper (Lakeview Select) 82-9-0; Steve Haywood (Middy) 81-12-0. Sat. Veterans, Marina Pool, 14. Roger Holmes (Lakeview Select) 58-0-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 3; Chris Shore (Lakeview Select) 57-0-0; John Cooke (Lakeview Select) 51-0-0; Keith Dawes (Lakeview Select) 47-0-0; Ian Foulds (Lakeview Select) 39-0-0; Bob Croker (Lakeview Select) 36-0-0. Wed. Veterans, Canal Pool, 14. John Cooke (Lakeview Select0 68-9-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 3; Roy Toulson (Lakeview select) 59-7-0; Keith Dawes (Lakeview Select) 56-13-0; Chris Shore (Lakeview Select) 55-0-0; Martin Quilter (Lakeview Select) 50-1-0; Pete Sisson (Lakeview Select) 39-4-0.

Lincoln DAA Gary Thompson Memorial, tidal Trent, Laughterton & North Clifton. 23.John Urruty (Radcliffe On Trent) 18-2-0, two barbel, block-end feeder, caster & hemp with maggot on hook, peg 32LA; Steve Gilbert (Lincoln Match Squad) 12-8-0; Alan Houlton (Garbolino Harrisons Lincs County) 12-0-0; John Small (Lincoln Match Squad) 11-8-0.

Littleport AC, Great Ouse, Littleport, Cambs. Sat, 21. Danny Porter (Haverhill), 10-7-0, two bream, feeder, peg 4; Steve Goldspink (Littleport AC) 6-14-0; John Hosking (Littleport AC) 5-13-0; Ian Asplen (One Stop Angling Centre) 5-12-0.

Long Eaton Federation, Summer League, Round Three, Erewash Canal, Langley Mill, Nottinghamshire, Sat. 20. Will Sulley (Long Eaton Federation) 3-4-0, one bream and a perch, poled worm; Tony Barker (Shakespeare Superteam) 2-14-0; Mark Wain (Matlock AC) 2-13-0; Darren Crosby (Long Eaton Federation) 2-5-0; Dave Clayton (Leicester Sensas) and Dave Fowler (Matlock AC) both 2-1-0.

Market Rasen AA, Willingham Road Lake , Market Rasen, Lincolnshire , Thurs. Round 8 Jackson Builders Merchant Aggregate Shield and Cox Cup, 13. Roy Bentley (Market Rasen AA) 5-2-0, skimmers, perch and roach, poled maggot over groundbait, peg 23; Dave Appleyard (Market Rasen AA) and Brian Sutherland (Market Rasen AA) both 4-10-0; Bud Chambers (Market Rasen AA) 3-15-0; Andy Labaj (Market Rasen AA) 3-9-0. Sun. Round 9 Jackson Builders Merchant Aggregate Shield and Watney Mann Cup, 13. Dave Appleyard (Market Rasen AA) 4-2-0, skimmers, roach and perch, poled maggot, peg 28; Bud Chambers (Market Rasen AA) 4-1-0; Barry De’Ath (Market Rasen AA) 3-9-0; Andy Labaj (Market Rasen AA) 3-8-0; Brian Sutherland (Market Rasen AA) 3-8-0.

Sherwood Forest Fishery, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, Wed. Summer Fun League, Holmedale Lake , 26. Matt Malia (Wickersley Angling) 98-2-0, thirty-two carp to 6 lb, method feeder and poled paste, peg 56; Steve Keyworth (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 96-8-0; Kevin Chaplin (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 90-7-0; Ian Rowney (Mansfield Piscatorial AS) 87-5-0; Luke Sears (Daiwa Hallcroft) 80-9-0; Mick Langton (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 75-8-0. Tues. Sherwood Lake , 14. daz Staley (Sub Fish Tackle) 82-11-0, skimmers and ide to 1 lb plus three carp to 4 lb, poled caster shallow, peg 14; Steve Richards (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 77-2-0; Ian Rowney (Mansfield Piscatorial AS) 56-4-0; John Wooff (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 45-3-0. Sun. Holmedale Lake , 26. Martyn Brown (Eastwood Angling Centre) 120-3-0, carp to 8 lb, poled paste, peg 36; Robin Woodhead (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 105-3-0; Ben Holmes (Matrix Trentmen) 93-10-0; Danny Percival (Wickersley Angling) 74-1-0; Gary Sanderson (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 69-9-0; Norman Powers (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 67-9-0.

Townsend Lakes , Upwell, Cambridgeshire, Sun. Cuckoo Canal , 12. Matt Arnold ( Townsend Lakes ) 150-6-0, carp and tench, poled pellet, peg 8; Ricky James (Browning Hot Rods) 147-1-0; Alan Owen ( Townsend Lakes ) 132-8-0; Ben Jackson ( Townsend Lakes ) 125-8-0.

Westwood Lakes , Wyberton, Boston, Lincolnshire. Sun. £1000 Qualifier, Kestrel Lake , 24. Gareth Mills (Spilsby AC) 77-12-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet waggler, peg 26; Luke Morley (Sensas A4) 70-4-0; Toby Pepper (Maver/Bait Tech) 69-12-0; Boris Kilner (RAF) 63-8-0; Brian Townsend (Wade’s Tackle) 54-10-0. Thurs. Over 50s, Skylark Lake , 30. Brian Harding (Maver/Bait Tech) 83-4-0, carp to 4 lb, F1s to 2 lb, tench, barbel and ide, poled worm and caster, peg 37; Ray Tasker (Ropsley AC) 77-14-0; Ken Clark (Westwood Lakes) 71-2-0; Rod Asher (Fishtoft AC) 67-14-0. Tues. 3100 Qualifier, Skylark Lake , 30. Janausz Makowlski (Westwood Lakes) 98-0-0, carp, F1s, tench, barbel and bream, poled worm and caster, peg 34; Brian Thompson (Westwood Lakes) 83-14-0; Paul Ogelsbee (Westwood lakes) 78-4-0; Graham Young (Westwood Lakes) 77-10-0.

Willow Lake, Norwich. Sat, 21. Steve Johnston (P W Angling) 70-0-0, carp to 8 lb, banded pellet in margins; Simon Parker (Daiwa Angling Direct) 63-11-0; Warren Martin (Matrix Barford) 44-2-0; Dave Jarvis (Daiwa Angling Direct) 43-0-0; Dave Reeve (Daiwa Angling Direct) 39-14-0.

Wreake AC, Grand Union Canal , Foxton Swingbeidge, Leicestershire, Sun. 15. Norman Bradshaw (Browning MG) 11-4-0, skimmers and roach, poled maggot over groundbait, peg 23; Brian Hoyle (Wreake AC) 9-8-0; Rob Graves (March AC) 8-2-0; Neil Halliwell (Wreake AC) 7-12-0; Bobby Grycuk (Wreake AC) and John Hurst (Wreake AC) both 7-5-0. Pole Only Championships, Holmes Farm, Lubenham, Leicestershire, Sat. 20. Glen Ribbons (Team Bucko) 96-13-0, carp, poled pellet and sweetcorn; Alan Rose (; S. Forrest ( 57-0-0; Neil Crozier (Team Bucko) 49-6-0; Kevin Nightingale ( 49-1-0.

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