Here are the Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year Qualifiers - tables are exclusively in the magazine, including a look at the canals scene this week. There's some terrific match fishing content in Angler's Mail this week, including what you see in the trailer below...
* Angling Trust Riverfest Qualifier, River Avon, Eckington, Worcs. Sat, 56. Nick Burton (Gloucester) 121-10-0, 26 bream, open-end feeder with worm, peg 28; Brian Rigby (Shakespeare) 121-2-0; Ian Shepherd (Upton-on-Severn AA) 62-14-0; Scott Geens (Preston Innovations) 59-2-0; Steve Hemingrey (Kamasan Starlets) 41-0-0; Kevin Bennett (Partridge) 39-14-0. Qualifiers: Burton, Geens and Simon Deakin (Tubertini).
* Izaak Walton Stafford WL, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Stafford. Sun, 78. Paul Dobing (Browning Lifestyle Red) 18-8-8, nine bream, poled chopped worm and caster, peg B13; Jason Cunningham (Shakespeare Superteam) 13-12-8; Simon Mottram (Drennan NW/ABC Baits) 10-13-0; Mark Derry (Middy Dams & Lock) 10-12-0; Dave Holbrook (Four Ashes AC) 9-13-0; Lee Harris (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 9-9-8. Teams: Wolverhampton AA VDE 61; Drennan NW 54; Shakespeare Superteam 52; Maver Midlands 51; Middy Dams & Lock 49; Browning Lifestyle Red 45. League: Wolverhampton AA VDE 164; Shakespeare Superteam 163; Maver Midlands 142; Drennan NW 142; Team Eclipse 139; Browning Lifestyle Blue 133.
* Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Sat, 34, Silver and Middle pools. Pete Cruckow (Decca AC) 115-5-0, F1s to 2 lb, maggots down the edge, Silver peg 5; Chris Hill (Mosella) 107-13-0; Mal Watson (DGL) 98-6-0; Pete Wedge (Mosella) 85-1-0; Colin Pace (CPA) 74-3-0. Sun, 39, Meadow and Middle. Neville Groves (Foster’s) 80-2-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet at 6 and 10m, Meadow peg 53; Dave Hill (Foster’s) 79-6-0; Iwan Mills (Robin’s Timber) 73-6-0; Clive Munslow (Moorlands) 70-12-0; Wayne Boden (Moorlands) 67-6-0.
* Packington Somers, Meriden, W. Mids. Sun, 49, Molands Mere. Max Higgott (Team Makins) 68-6-0, carp to 10 lb, method and polony to island, peg 4; Craig O’Brien (KJ Baits) 48-4-0; Lee Heaven (Greyhound AC) 45-14-0; James Evans (Solihull Angling Centre) 44-7-0; Pete Heaven (Greyhound AC) 41-0-0; Chris Toal (Solihull Angling Centre) 36-11-0.
* Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Sat, 59, Top, Canal and Club pools. Stu Palser (Middy) 163-10-0, F1s to 2 lb, roach, ide and skimmers, pellet at 9m and maggot shallow, Top peg 3; Danny Dryhurst (DS Floats) 141-1-0; Jon Arthur (Drennan) 135-1-0; Lee Richards (Packington) 130-1-0; Dave James (Mosella UK) 121-9-0; Ronnie Biggs (OHMS) 118-5-0. Sun, 32, New Pool. Dave James (Mosella UK) 119-1-0, carp to 4 lb plus F1s, top two and maggot through slop, peg 3; John Ashwell (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 104-6-0; Steve Conway (Shakespeare Superteam) 93-11-0; Pete Rice (Bag’em) 85-4-0; Aidan Mansfield (Shakespeare Superteam) 82-1-0; Paul Bick (Shakespeare Superteam) 82-1-0.
* Weston Pools, Oswestry, Shrops. Sun (Oct.12), 31, Canal and Weir pools. Robbie Griffiths (Matrix/ABC Baits) 136-0-0, carp, maggot shallow, Canal peg 20; Jeff Grantham (Tri-Cast Weston) 135-8-0; Jamie Hughes (Maver Midlands/Bag’em) 118-0-0. Sat, 71, Club Final, Jack’s, Canal and Stretton pools. Andy Gerrard (Patricroft) 84-8-0, carp to 8 lb plus F1s, pellet, Jack’s peg 16; Phil Catherall (Dougie Speed) 80-5-0; Mark Cooper (Carlsberg Tetley) 74-3-0; Stuart Lennon (Saughall) 73-4-0.
* Wychavon Qualifier/Evesham DAA Teams Knockout, River Avon, Evesham, Worcs. Sun, 30. Colin Wilkins (Weston-Super-Mare) 6-0-0, chub to 1 lb 8 oz, waggler and maggot, Town peg 22; Gary Seadon (Odds & Sods) 5-12-0; Jeff Spiers (Bait Box) 5-1-0; Leigh Gardener (Odds & Sods) 5-0-0. Teams: Odds & Sods 7; Bait Box 13; DGL 14. Qualifier: Leigh Gardener.
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