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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers




* Essex Inter-Club League, Prestons Lake, Pebmarsh, Essex. Sun, 54. Paul Guerrier (Chelmsford Red) 62-13-0, bream, crumb feeder with worm & maggot, peg 2; Simon White (Chelmsford Blue) 31-14-8; Rob Gadsden (Colchester APS A) 29-5-0; Chris Dyall (Chelmsford Red) 24-2-0; Jim Loosely (Braintree) 19-5-0; Rob Holding (Colchester APS B) 17-5-0. Teams: Colchester APS A 47; Harwich 43.5; Does 42; Chelmsford Blue 41.5; Colchester APS B 37; Braintree,Maldon & Chelmsford Red all 33. League: Colchester APS A 19; Does 16 ; Braintree 14; Harwich 13.5; Chelmsford Blue 13; Colchester APS B 10.5.

* Maver Match This Qualifier, Monk Lakes, Marden. Kent. Sat, 68. Zac Brown (Preston Innovations Delcac) 173-12-0, carp, poled meat, Lake Two peg 67; Martin Armfield (Bowlers) 158-9-0; Mike McMillan (Preston Innovations Delcac) 150-8-0; Pete Upperton (Monk Lakes/Middy) 145-10-0; James Taylor (Quartet) 132-10-0; Jim McDowall (Monk Lakes) 131-12-0.

* Ockendon Bait & Tackle, Puddledock Farm, Upminster, Essex. Sun, 54. Tom Seaman (Daiwa Angling Direct) 152-10-0, paste at 5m, carp to 8 lb, Snake Lake peg 61; Steve Spooner (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 138-10-0; Mo Brown (Bowlers) 117-0-0; Jason Nash(Marukyu) 112-2-0; Pete Steward (Browning Wickford) 100-4-0; Graham Dack (Middy) 96-8-0.

* Oxford and District summer league, River Thames, Medley, Oxford. Sun, 40. Graham Godwin (Turners) 13-4-0, bream, pole, chopped worms; Graham Williamson (Devizes) 12-12-0; Gary Barclay (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 10-3-0; Tony Hobbs (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 9-11-0. Teams: Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths Red 31;Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths Blue 30; Turners 27; Tubertini 27. League: Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths Red 62; Turners 60.

* Rye DAS Club League, River Rother, Newbridge, Kent. Sun, 52. Barry Chapman (Maver Cardinals Black) 17-4-0, skimmers and roach, worm over groundbait, peg 30; Fred Brown (Sensas South East Gold) 12-13-0; Tony Docker (Advanced Pole Repairs) 12-9-0; Paul Hoffman (Sensas South East Marine) 8-15-0; Grenville Weston (Advanced Pole Repairs) 8-1-0; Ian Germaney (Maver Cardinals Black) 7-15-0. Teams: Cinque Ports MG 43; Advanced Pole Repairs 42; Sensas South East Gold 39; Maver Cardinals Red 32; Iden Wood Fishery Red 31; Maver Cardinals Black 29. League: Iden Wood Fishery Red 186.5; Sensas South East Gold 168; Cinque Ports MG 164.5; Hastings Hotrods 162; Maver Cardinals Black 160.5; Maver Cardinals Red 148.

* Southern Canal League, Grand Union Canal, Manor Fields, Milton Keynes. Sun, 84. Rob Dzialak (Garbolino Black Horse) 19-1-0, skimmers, poled worms; Ian Bagshaw (Maver Milton Keynes) 11-15-0; Steve Beeby (Team Raiders) 11-10-0; Mick Marslyn (Sensas Oakwood) 10-11-8; Gary Eales (Sensas Oakwood) 8-15-0; Alan Donnelly (Browning Northants) 8-12-0. Teams: Sensas Oakwood Blue 66; Browning Northants 62; Sensas Oakwood Black 61. League: Gone Fishing 171; Sensas Oakwood 161;Garbolino Blackhorse 159.

* SW Super League, River Huntspill, Gold Corner to Railway, Somerset. Sun, 72. Adam Palmer (Daiwa Gordon League) 41-1-0, bream and skimmers, groundbait feeder, worm and maggot, peg 264; Darren Gilman (Maver Bathampton) 28-0-0; Andy Pritchard (Wilts Angling) 22-11-0; Sean Partridge (Maver Cadbury Angling) 21-4-0; Dave Micklewright (Daiwa Gordon League) 19-8-0; Mike Owens (Sensas Thyers) 16-13-0. Teams: Maver Cadbury Angling 52; Daiwa Gordon League 50; Sensas Thyers 45; Lobbys 43; Preston Innovations Thatchers 42; Maver Bathampton 39. League: Daiwa Gordon League 142; Sensas Thyers 137; Maver Cadbury Angling 136; Lobbys 130.5; Preston Innovations Thatchers 127; Cardiff Nomads 105.


Results from smaller matches

Back Arun, Arundel, West Sussex. Sun, 14, Carp Lake. Bruce Goulding (SAS Chichester) 78-8-0, all carp, pole with catmeat and meat, peg 29; Ken Norman (Back Arun) 48-0-0; Peter Crowhurst (Warlingham) 43-8-0; Terry Madden (Back Arun) 41-0-0.

Bait Tech Viaduct. Somerton, Somerset. Thurs, 34. Campbell and Cary. Dave Brittain (Shakespeare) 174-7-0, carp on pole with pellet and meat, peg 110 Campbell; Scott Russell (Tackle UK) 168-15-0; Lee Johnson (Sheffield) 137-12-0; Alan Perkins (Viaduct) 118-1-0; Dave Kent (Avon and Somerset) 114-8-0; Dave White (Viaduct) 113-10-0. Silvers: Dave Romain (Viaduct) 23-2-0. Tackle UK, Sat, 18. Campbell. Lewis Greenwood King (Viaduct Juniors) 258-7-0, 38 carp on long pole and pellet shallow, peg 126; Roy Worth (Viaduct) 204-6-0; Scott Russell (Tackle UK) 193-3-0; Steve Denmead (Team Keyfords) 179-2-0; Terry Niblett (Weymouth Nobblers) 177-2-0; Alex Murray (Mosella) 162-2-0. Silvers: Roger Russell (Tackle UK) 63-0-0. Carpenters Arms, Sun, 19. Campbell. Phil Groves (Carpenters Arms) 195-3-0, carp on pole and paste, peg 116; Rob Mills (Carpenters Arms) 131-9-0; Alan Lines (Carpenters Arms) 110-4-0. Silvers: Paul Atwood (Carpenters Arms) 23-7-0. Sun, 10. Match lake. Dave Romain (Viaduct) 86-15-0, carp on pole and corn, peg 49; Lewis Greenwood King (Viaduct Juniors) 76-15-0; Dan White (Viaduct) 69-3-0. Silvers: Dave White (Viaduct) 19-0-0.

BK Fisheries, St. Erth, Cornwall. Sun, 15, Billy’s Pool. Brendon Isaacs (BK Fisheries) 125-4-0, carp to 6 lb, poled pellet shallow, peg 24; Alex Bradley (BK Fisheries) 106-12-0; Tony Jose (BK Fisheries) 86-14-0.

Chard AC, Perry St Pond, Somerset. Sun, 20, Spring League final round. Paul Blake (Chard) 45-10-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 1; Steve Chant (Chard) 44-10-0; Steve Bush (Chard) 33-0-0; John Anderson (Chard Minnows) 32-4-0. Silvers: Kev Baker (Tatworth Tigers) 15-8-0. Carp league winner: Steve Bush 404-10-0. Silvers Winner: Mike Hosgood (Exeter) 54-13-0. Pairs KO: Steve Bush and Andy Winters. Individual KO: Steve Bush.

Colemans Cottage, Witham, Essex. Tues, 22.Chris Kelly (Nisa Waveney) 181-0-0, Wood lake peg 36; Pete Steward (Browning Wickford) 172-0-0; Gavin Bridge (Cariers) 168-0-0; Garvin Hazel (Tendring Tanglers) 162-0-0.

Dynamite Oakwood, Aylesbury, Bucks. Sat, 26, Red Kite and Swallow Pools. Lee Ripper (Chiltern/GOT Baits) 147-15-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet, Swallow Pool 2; John Wigg (Dynamite Oakfield) 96-2-0; Pete Allen (Dynamite Oakfield) 89-8-0; Richard Ives (Dynamite Oakfield) 89-2-0; Stefan Trevalyan (Dynamite Oakfield) 86-1-0. Sun, 13, Red Kite. Steve Rich (Cotswold AC) 189-6-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet and meat, peg 28, new lake record;  Andrew Blackwell (Dynamite Oakfield) 118-11-0; Gary Thorpe (Chiltern/GOT Baits) 84-11-0.

Garbolino Bolingey, White Acres residents. Fri, 30. Joe Trattles 180-0-0, carp on pole and pellet shallow and in the margins, peg 15; Brett Nicholas (White Acres) 157-6-0; Rob Wright (Cockneyland) 156-6-0; Dalton Mullinger 134-2-0.

Gillingham AA, Lodden Lakes, Gillingham, Darzet. Wed pm, 12. Mark Harper (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 43-10-0, bream and skimmers plus one tench of 5-13-0 on pole with caster and worm, peg 10; Nicky Ewers (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 41-12-0; Rob Randall (Garbolino BVMG) 31-10-0.

Godalming, Marsh Farm, Surrey. Wed, 12. Ian Dixon (Milo Bordon) 39-5-0, tench and skimmers, poled casters; Dave Steer (Apollo) 38-14-0; Dave Johnson ( 37-4-0.


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Gold Valley, Ash, Hants. Sat, 18, Gold Lake. Paul Holland (Daiwa Dorking) 197-3-0, carp, pellet waggler;John Light (Springlakes) 164-10-0; Jeb Attwood (Luton) 125-8-0. Sun, 22 Paul Holland (Daiwa Dorking) 214-12-0, carp, pellet waggler; John Light (Springlakes) 201-8-0; Pemb Wrighting (Guru) 171-10-0.

Gwinear, Newquay, Cornwall. Tues, 8. Wayne Panting (Midland Bears) 100-8-0, carp on pole and pellet shallow, peg 31; Col Mulholland (Trafford Angling) 92-12-0; Brian Andrews (Worcester) 83-8-0. Fri, 9. Wayne Panting 125-14-0, carp on pole and pellet shallow and in the margins, peg 48; Col Mulholland 87-12-0; Chas Ward (Gwinear) 85-0-0. Sun, 19. Chris Hancock (Gwinear) 135-6-0, carp on pole and corn, peg 36; Andy Partridge (Spro) 85-14-0; Harry Billing (Garbolino) 74-2-0; Nick Wise (Gwinear) 57-0-0; Chas Ward (Gwinear) 51-12-0.

Ivy House, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wilts. Tues, 15, Match lake. Paul Ogbourne (New Century) 46-4-0, carp and silvers on long pole and pellet and margins, peg 20; Mark Ponting (Ivy House) 31-12-0; Eddie Marsh (Ivy House) 24-4-0. Tues pm, 6. Match lake. Frank Domachie (Cotswold Angling) 63-0-0, carp and silvers on pole and pellet shallow, peg 8. Sat, 10. Match lake. Gary Etheridge (Garbolino BVMG) 72-10-0, carp and silvers on pole and pellet shallow, peg 15; Mark Ponting (Ivy House) 52-14-0. Silvers: Dick Young 43-0-0. Sun, 18. Match lake. Allan Mitchell (New Century) 98-14-0, carp on method feeder with corn; Ryan Shipp (New Century) 79-2-0; Mick Robbins (New Century) 64-4-0; Jerry Cambridge (New Century) 58-8-0.

KC Angling, River Thames, Molesey, W. London. Mon, 10. Simon Duke (Molesey Thamesiders) 4-2-0, dace, wagglered maggots.

Kingston Rodbenders, River Thames, Kingston, W. London. Thurs, 16. Brian Wallin (Free Spirit) 3-5-0, single bream, feedered maggots; Ian Wetherill (Sutton) 1-15-0; Tony Kent (Willingshurst) 1-7-0.

Landsend Fishery, Somerset. Wed, 13. Jamie Dyte (Bristol) 142-12-0, 30 carp on pole and paste; Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 116-7-0; Craig Edmunds (Team Flip Flops) 91-6-0; Tom Thick (Thatchers Tackle) 80-8-0; Ray White (Landsend) 67-0-0. Silvers: John Bradford (Avon Angling) 19-1-0.

MBK Leisures, Coloured Ponds, Rake, Sussex. Thurs, 8. Alex Clements (Milo Bordon) 176-4-0, carp, poled meat tight in, Pond 3, peg 10; Brian Stevens (MBK Leisures) 93-4-0. Fri, 10, juniors, Barons Ponds, Liss, Hampshire. 9 – 12 years: Jessica Carter (Alton) 13-0-0, roach, perch and crucian carp, poled maggot; Ethan Sanders (Clanfield) 3-0-0. Under-9s: Ryan Hinkley (Petersfield) 6-12-0; Tobias Sanders (Clanfield) 3-2-0. 13–16 years: Alfie Peachman (Portsmouth) 2-0-0; Joseph Orriss (Liss) 1-14-0.

Mid-Cornwall Fishery, Summercourt. Thurs, 9, Neil’s Lake. Andy Dare (Garbolino Bolingey) 75-4-0, carp on feeder and pellet, peg 5; Nigel Rhodes (White Acres) 63-2-0. Sun, 6. Joans. John Slote (Barns) 100-9-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 16; Alan Wright (Barns) 78-0-0.

Tylers Common, Brentwood, Essex. Sat, 25. Alan Kuzas (Tylers Common) 167-2-0, carp, maggot feeder, Horseshoe peg 27; Jordon Briant (Tylers Common) 164-0-0; Mark Brown (Debden) 152-14-0 ;Steve Copping (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 143-8-0; Ross Harold (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 143-0-0.

White Acres, Newquay, Cornwall. Mon, 20. Trelawney. Tony Oatley (Burts Bait) 98-2-0, carp on long pole and meat shallow and paste in margins, peg 12; Sam Hodges (West Park) 70-0-0; Paul Moore (Edgeley Sports) 65-4-0; Ivan Lord (All Seasons) 61-0-0; Steve Mazza (FPI Pellets) 60-3-0. Wed, 45. Twin Oaks and Trelawney. Matt Gallagher (Super Leeds) 119-5-0, carp on pellet feeder, peg 13 Twin Oaks; Andy Peate (Police Rec Club) 71-11-0; Ben Lord (Broom Angling) 57-4-0; Steve Bucksey (Cormorants) 54-10-0; Danny Crew (Littlejohn Lakes) 51-1-0; John Benjamin (Swan Angling) 50-12-0. Thurs, 71., Marukyu Rover, all lakes. Shane Sayers (Sensas) 128-6-0, carp on pellet waggler, peg 26 Pollawyn; Andrew Gardner 117-10-0; Tim Chapman (Novartis AC) 99-13-0; Matt Gallagher (Super Leeds) 94-12-0; Tony Oatley (Burts Bait) 87-0-0. Ladies: Helen Shears 36-9-0.

Willow Park, Ash, Hants. Wed, 20, over-60s, Middle Lake. Chris Love (Willow Park) 24-2-0, bream and skimmers, poled pellets; John Ward (Willow Park) 19-0-0; John Clifford (Willow Park) 12-2-0. Sat, 14, Middle Lake. Ken Russell (Browning Crowsports) 27-14-0, carp, poled meat & pellets; Chris Love (Willow Park) 21-0-0;Colin Carr (Harefield Tackle) 20-10-0.

Wylands, Battle, East Sussex, Sun, 10, Old Snake. Lew Nightingale (|Polegate) 56-3-0, carp, pole and pellet, peg 24; Paul Lawton (Wylands) 49-4-0; Kevin Fuller (Wylands) 45-4-0.

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