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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers


* Avon Valley Summer league, Passies Ponds, Sussex. Sun, 60. Ian Dixon (Milo Bordon Red) 98-4-0, carp, poled maggots; Rob Deacon (Milo Bordon Black) 69-7-0; Alex King (Bordon Shop) 66-12-0; Mark Harrington (Tubertini South) 66-6-0; Ollie Tilley (Garbolino Banstead) 65-6-0; Robbie Taylor (Preston Innovations DELCAC) 63-8-0. Teams: Preston Innovations DELCAC 47; Milo Bordon Black 47;Tubertini South 41. League:Tubertini South 128; Milo Bordon Black 124; Preston Innovations DELCAC 114.

* Ockendon Bait & Tackle, Puddledock Farm, Upminster, Essex. Sun, 54. Ross Harold (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 96-8-0, spraying shallow 4mm pellet with 6mm on hook, Snake lake peg 89; Steve Copping (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 95-4-0; Steve James (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 94-8-0; Gary Ford (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 86-8-0; Peter Steward (Browning Wickford) 85-12-0; Mark Brown (Debden) 76-1-0.
* Reading and District, Festival Cup and Chronicle Cup, River Kennet beats 2-5, Berks. Sun, 53. Steve Drakford (Prescold AC) 8-0-0, one barbel plus bits, feedered pellets; Keith Wilkins (Reading FC) 7-5-0; Paul Mason (YOTAC/21 Club) 7-1-0; Mick Mills (King Heron) 5-9-0; Dave Cowley (RBL Tilehurst) 2-7-0; Rob Stevens (YOTAC/21 Club) 2-2-0; Terry Littlewood (Reading FC) 2-2-0.

* SW Super League Practice, River Huntspill, Somerset. Sun, 62. Nathan Hawke (Maver Bathampton) 50-2-0, bream and skimmers, groundbait feeder, worm and maggot, peg 89  by clapper gate; Roy Carter (Sensas Thyers) 24-12-0; Alan Hillier (Wiltshire AC) 13-1-0; Steve Priddle (Sensas Thyers) 12-3-0; Richard Chave (Garbolino BVMG) 10-12-0.

* Tony Rixon Float League, Landsend Fishery, Somerset. Sun, 40. Dean Malin (Shimano Dynamite Baits) 206-10-0, 27 carp plus 19 lb of silvers, 16m pole and pellet, peg 31; Steve Seagar (Maver Veals) 142-12-0; Kev Molten (Avon Angling) 98-8-0; Andy Lloyd (Shimano Dynamite Baits) 94-7-0; Shaun Townsend (Maver Bathampton) 93-15-0; Neil Mercer (Maver Bathampton) 92-2-0. Silvers: Martin Lenighan (Avon Angling) 30-0-0.

* Tylers Common, Brentwood, Essex. Sat, 33. Jordon Briant (Tylers Common) 236-0-0, maggot in margins, Horseshoe lake peg 36; Ross Harold (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 219-8-0; Alan Reynolds (Bait-Tech) 192-0-0; Martin Armfield (Bowlers) 159-2-0; Billy Reynolds jnr (Bait-Tech) 150-10-0; John Taylor(Tylers Common)148-8-0.

* Wass’s Tackle Breast Cancer Charity, Brook Hall, Tiptree, Essex. Sun, 30. Ian Carter (Colchester APS) 102-14-0, 16 carp to 10 lb, paste, peg 24; Gus Lee (Tiptree) 93-12-0; Chris Orrin (Colchester APS) 32-12-0; Danny Mason (Bills Tackle) 32-4-0; Chris Sale (Bills Tackle) 23-12-0; Alan Lane(Colchester) 19-0-0. £535 raised.

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Smaller matches and midweekers

Acorn Fishery, Somerset. Wed, 18, Paddock lake. Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 148-13-0, 50 carp, poled 8mm pellet to island, peg 1; Mike Nicholls (Silver Fox) and Jamie Dyte (Bristol) both 116-1-0; Gabe Skarba (Clevedon) 112-15-0; Martin Alexander (Avon Angling) 112-3-0. Silvers: Phil Harding (Flip Flop) 30-3-0.

Back Arun Fishery, Arundel, West Sussex, Carp Lake, 18. Bruce Goulding (S.A.S. Chichester) 72-12-0, all carp, various baits, peg 19; Ken Norman (Back Arun) 51-0-0; Don Boutell (Warlingham) 35-0-0; Terry Madden (Back Arun) 27-8-0; Paul Romaniuk and Mick Pranskuss (both back Arun) 27-0-0.

Bait-Tech Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Sat, 16. Cary Lake. Roland Lucas (Wilts AC) 83-2-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 85; Jim Morrison (Taunton) 79-2-0; Paul Barnard (Salisbury) 65-2-0; Paul Jackson (RN & RM) 56-3-0. Silvers: Paul Jackson 33-1-0. Sat, 20, Tackle UK, Campbell Lake. Roy Worth (Viaduct) 186-0-0, carp, bomb and pellet, peg 123; Alex Murray (Mosella) 152-8-0 (should have been new lake record 364 lb but exceeded limit on three nets so 212 lb not counted; Lewis Greenwood King (Viaduct Juniors) 136-14-0; Scott Russell (Tackle UK) 125-14-0. Silvers: John Green (Thatchers Tackle) 58-0-0.

Bathampton AA, Withy Pool, Bathampton. Thurs, 22, over-55s and disabled. Mike Nicholls (Silver Fox) 99-12-0, carp, pole and paste, peg 59; Chris Rolfe (Portishead) 92-10-0; Mike Jones (Claverham) 66-13-0; Andy Shields (Midsomer Norton) 66-12-0; Terry Bruton (Thatchers Tackle) 45-8-0. Silvers: Dave Bacon (Bath) 20-0-0.

BK Fisheries, St. Erth, Cornwall , Sun. Billy’s Pool, 12. Nigel Taylor (BK Fisheries) 152-9-0, carp to 6 lb, poled pellet shallow, peg 23; Alan Hurley (BK Fisheries) 111-10-0; Alex Bradley (BK Fisheries) 109-12-0; Jamie Corrigan (BK Fisheries) 68-2-0; Adrian Holland (BK Fisheries) 64-6-0; Sam Bawden (BK Fisheries) 60-6-0.

Chard AC, Perry St Pond. Somerset. Spring league round 9. Sun, 20. Steve Bush (Chard) 41-12-0, carp on pole and pellet; Mike Thomas (Chard) 41-8-0; Jamie Rich (Against Men and Fish) 40-10-0; Butch Baker (Chard Minnows) 30-4-0. Silvers: Mark Hollister (Chard) 6-8-0. Carp league: Steve Bush 371-10-0. Silver league; Les Braunton (Chard) 52-2-0.

Dynamite Oakfield Fishery, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, Sat. Red Kite and Swallow Lakes , 28. Ivan Graham (J 7 k Tackle) 141-8-0, carp to 8 lb, poled fished pellet, shallow, peg 12 Swallow; Steve Rich (Swindon) 107-4-8; Martin Worrall (Dynamite Oakfield Baits) 104-4-0; Barry Eddy (Dynamite Oakfield Baits) 88-0-0; Tim Jones (Dynamite Oakfield Baits) 83-2-0; John Worrall (Dynamite Oakfield Baits) 82-5-0.


Garbolino Bolingey, White Acres residents open. Fri, 37. Stuart Davis 149-10-0, carp, poled pellet shallow and in margins, peg 23; Trev Burton 124-4-0; Ricky Salmon 121-4-0; Andy Griffiths 120-2-0.

Gillingham AA, Lodden Lakes. Dorset. Wed pm, 12. Rob Randall (Garbolino BVMG) 48-4-0, bream, poled worm and maggot over groundbait, peg 15; Dave Anders (Gillingham AA) 27-0-0; Martin Fuller (Gillingham AA) 21-3-0. Sun, 25, summer Championships, Avalon Lakes, Wilts. Rob Randall (Garbolino BVMG) 120-5-0, carp on waggler plus fish to 10lb on pole shallow with 6mm pellet, peg 9; Ricky Searle (Gillingham AA) 97-1-0; Adie West (Gillingham AA) 67-1-0; John Moody (Garbolino BVMG) 40-3-0; Mike Trevis (Gillingham AA) 39-2-0. Sat, 12, Juniors, Two Counties Lake. Gabriel Bell 41-8-0, carp, pole and corn shallow, peg 22; Siobhan Goss 38-8-0; Daniel Ponting  31-4-0.

Godalming, Marsh Farm, Surrey. Wed, 15. Jamie Maddox (KC Angling) 40-1-0; Phil Worrel (Apollo) 32-10-0;Kevin Parker (Apollo) 24-13-0.

Gold Valley, Ash, Hants. Sat, 25, Syndicate Lake. Paul Holland (Preston Innovations) 260-10-0, carp, splash waggler & pellets; Mark Goddard (Daiwa Dorking) 166-0-0;Jeb Attwood (Springlakes) 163-12-0; Paul Hiller (Daiwa Dorking) 163-12-0; Charlie Dalton (Kennet Ospreys) 120-8-0. Sun, 25, Gold Lake. Mark Goddard (Daiwa Dorking) 172-2-0, carp, pellet waggler; Pemb Wrighting (Daiwa) 136-9-0; Lynas Neale (Reading AC) 136-2-0; Ray Haywood (Handsfords) 133-6-0. Wed, 15, Gold. Malcolm Bond (Springlakes) 158-4-0, carp, splash waggler, pellets; Charlie Dalton (Kennet Ospreys) 140-4-0; Steve Botting (Reading AC) 98-8-0. Mon, 14. Theo Doris (Magic Circle) 59-8-0, carp, Method feeder & maggots; Roger Hurst (Twyford) 56-0-0; Barry Diamond (Basingstoke) 58-8-0.

Gwinear, Newquay, Cornwall. Tues, 31. Alan Smith (Ivy House) 77-12-0, carp, poled maggot, peg 31 Phase 3; John Roby 56-10-0; Darren Painter 56-8-0; Ricky Salmon 55-14-0; Matt Price 47-8-0. Sun, 17. Harry Billing (Garbolino) 81-10-0, carp and 50 lb of F1’s on pole and pellet, peg 3 Phase 1; John Benjamin (Kings Pools) 72-4-0; Chas Ward (Gwinear) 67-12-0; Andy Partridge (Spro) 59-4-0; Tony Williams (Gwinear) 59-0-0.

Ivy House, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wilts. Tues, 12. Match Lake. Mick Rosier (Wootton Bassett AC) 45-12-0, carp and silvers, pellet feeder, peg 18; Terry Robinson (Ivy House) 37-6-0; Paul Ogbourne (New Century) 36-0-0. Tues pm, 6. Mick Lane (Swindon) 98-12-0, carp and silvers, poled corn in margins, peg 21. Sat, 12. Gary Etheridge (Garbolino BVMG) 53-4-0, carp and silvers, poled corn, peg 13; Alan Smith (Ivy House) 51-0-0; Andy Lord (Glenfall AC) 49-4-0. Silvers: Alan Smith 51-0-0. Sun, 17. Mick Gale (Ivy House) 61-8-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet shallow, peg 12; Mick Robbins (Ivy House) 43-1-0; Alan Mitchell (Ivy House) 38-5-0. Silvers: Mick Gale 42-0-0.

KC Angling, River Thames, Molesey. Mon, 12. Roger Page ( KC Angling ) 10-8-0, bream, feeder; Steve Sanders (Preston Innovations) 5-2-0.

Kingston Rodbenders, Thames, Kingston. Thurs, 26. Russ Berryman (Apollo) 17-7-0, bream, feeder; Jamie Thompson (Surbiton AC) 14-10-0; Ron Poole (Surbiton AC) 6-6-0; John Colvin (Kingston) 4-5-0.

Marazion AC, St. Erth Pool, Cornwall. Wed pm, 6. Barry Little (Marazion) 9-6-0, roach, poled maggot, peg 28; John Wilson (Newtown Angling) 8-0-0.

MBK Leisures, Barons Ponds, Liss, Hampshire, Thurs. 6. Dave Steer (MBK Leisures) 23-12-0, carp, poled sweetcorn and pellet; Brian Stevens (MBK Leisures) 14-8-0; Matt Dummer (MBK Leisures) 11-8-0; Tony Conway (MBK Leisures) 8-12-0; Gavin McKenzie (MBK Leisures) 8-0-0; Darren Robson (MBK Leisures) 5-8-0. Sat. Juniors, Coloured Ponds, Rake, Sussex, 24.Under – 9s, Max Spiers (Petersfield) 42-4-0, carp, poled pellet and sweetcorn; Ryan Hinkley (Petersfield) 18-0-0; Callum Spiers (Petersfield) 16-8-0. 9 – 12 year olds: Nathan Blackwell (Farnborough) 42-0-0; Karter Whittock (Froyle) 38-0-0; Connor Hinkley (Petersfield) 29-0-0. 13 – 16 year olds: Dan Parry (Petersfield) 16-4-0; Pete Proost ( Portsmouth ) 13-14-0; Joseph Orriss (Liss) 12-14-0.

Mick Martin Bash, Bait-Tech Viaduct, Somerset. Fri, 24, Campbell and Cary lakes. Steve Zelly (Coventry) 131-7-0, carp, poled pellet shallow, peg 115 Campbell; Chris Harrison (Coventry) 125-1-0; Dave Orill (Coventry) 124-11-0.

Oxford DAA, Thames, Radley. Sun, 15. Paul Harrup (Turners Tackle) 8-2-0, perch, poled worm & maggot; Dave Kirk (Isis) 7-6-0; Martin Kirk (Sensas A4) 6-12-0.

Redbridge Silverfish Lakes, East London. Tues, 9. Richard Morris (Redbridge) 20-10-0; Joy Morris (Redbridge) 20-4-0. Thurs, 13. Paul Storan (Redbridge) 32-8-0, skimmers and tench, Lake Daisy; John Young (Redbridge) 23-12-0. Sat, 19. Ian Groome (Redbridge) 25-12-0, tench, crucians and skimmers, pellet; Bob Davies (Browning Wickford) 25-4-0; Gordon Bullock (Redbridge) 24-4-0; D. Paterson (JB Tackle) 22-10-0. Sun, 28. Atilla Szekeres (Sensas Oakwood) 21-8-0, skimmers and crucians, feeder then long pole shallow; Bill Walker (Spro) 16-12-0; Johnny Hornsby (Redbridge) 15-12-0; Bob Davies (Browning Wickford) 15-8-0; N. Warren (Redbridge) 14-8-0.

Stafford Moor, Winkleigh, Devon. Wed, 29. Kev Shears (Barnstaple) 168-8-0, 33 carp, paste, 13m, peg 34 Woodpecker Pool; Chris Haines (Haines Angling) 130-0-0; Jason Leonard (Chorley) 128-7-0; Colin Cross (Colchester) 108-0-0; Kev Osbourne (Exeter) 107-10-0. Thurs, 28, Residents. Richard Thurlow (Colchester) 147-0-0, 27 carp, bomb and pellet, peg 34 Woodpecker; Paul Casson (Ted Carter Preston) 121-14-0; Simon Gee (London) 108-0-0; Colin Cross (Colchester) 87-0-0; Greg Smith (Chorley) 86-5-0.

White Acres, Newquay, Cornwall. Mon, 57. Andy Mexome (Suffolk Water Park) 139-12-0, carp, bomb and waggler, pellet, peg 18 Twin Oaks; Mick Longshaw (Trentside Tackle) 81-4-0; Keith Pentland (Darlington) 75-10-0; Alan Lord (Ossy Tackle) 72-7-0; Stuart Davis (Chester Tackle Locker) 70-4-0; Ricky Salmon (Twangers) 68-14-0. Wed, 57. Chris Porter (Homestores) 90-0-0, carp, Method, peg 14 Twin Oaks; Pete Williams (Wigan) 76-15-0; Fran Robinson (Dave’s Middlewich) 56-15-0; Dave Fowles (Alan’s Tackle) 55-2-0; David Rose (Clipstone AC) 51-2-0; Tony Day (Warminster) 49-3-0. Thurs, 106, Marukyu Rover. Andy Griffiths (London) 94-6-0, carp, bomb and waggler, pellet, peg 28 Pollawyn; Tim Chapman 87-7-0; Pete Williams (Burscough Angling) 77-9-0; Anthony Thornhill (Pickerings) 77-8-0; Mick Longshaw (Trentside) 74-12-0; Jimmy Garside (Darneys Tackle) 72-4-0. Ladies: Yasmin Bailey 42-10-0.

Willow Park, Ash, Hants. Wed, 19, over-55s, Middle Lake. Dave Winterbourne (Tumbling Bay) 22-4-0, carp & bream, poled pellets; Dave Wilkins (Willow Park) 11-4-0; John Clifford (Willow Park) 10-12-0. Sat, 15, Small Lake. Ian Gregory (Oxhey Angling) 59-10-0, carp, poled paste;Ken Russell (Browning Crowsports ) 48-10-0; Tommy Rowland (West Drayton) 46-8-0.

Wiltshire AC, Bait-Tech Viaduct, Somerset. Sun, 22, top two plus three match, Campbell Lake. Roland Lucas (Wiltshire AC) 141-2-0, carp, pole and meat, peg 135; Dave White (Viaduct) 115-8-0; Steve White (Wiltshire AC) 106-14-0; Pete Neate (Wiltshire AC) 82-2-0.

Wylands, Battle, East Sussex, Old Snake Lake, 18. John Oliver (Wylands) 40-4-0, carp and silvers, meat and pellet at 8metres; Mick Wells (Sensas South East) 36-8-0; Carlton Easter (Iden Wood Fishery) 29-0-0; Paul Lawton 26-12-0; Derek Seymour 26-8-0 (both Wylands).

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