Preston MOTY



Preston Innovations-Angler’s Mail Matchman of the Year qualifiers – for full coverage on this competition see Angler’s Mail magazine every week! 

* Bait-Tech Viaduct WL, Somerton, Somerset. Sun, 95, all lakes. Chris Sandford (Team Amigos) 166-8-0, carp, bomb and meat, peg 115 Campbell; Mike Williams (Preston Innovations Thatchers Anglo-Welsh) 160-0-0; Dave Romain (Viaduct Select) 113-2-0; Tony Rixon (Avon Angling) 101-11-0; Adrian Jefferies (Viaduct All Stars) 101-2-0; Dick Bull (Moaning Maggots) 93-8-0. Silvers: Clint Wojtyla (Avon Angling) 25-6-0. Teams: Viaduct Select 80; Preston Innovations Thatchers Anglo Welsh 67; Viaduct All Stars 64; Avon Angling and Moaning Maggots both 60; Frenzee South Wales Orange 59. League: Frenzee South Wales Orange 256; Somerset Angling 237; Preston Innovations Thatchers Anglo Welsh 235; Bait Tech Viaduct 232; Preston Innovations Thatchers Veterans 225; Preston Innovations Thatchers Gold 220. Individual: Steve Long (Bait Tech Viaduct) 73.

* Basingstoke Canal WL, Basingstoke Canal, Fleet, Hants. Sat, 43. Mick Shepherd (Sensas Oakwood) 11-4-8, perch, pole, chopped worm; Geoff Ball (Sensas Oakwood) 9-12-0; Simon Willsmore (Daiwa Gold) 6-7-0; Dave Guntrip (Daiwa OG) 6-6-0; Steve Joy (Maver Image) 6-4-8; Callum Dicks (Daiwa Gold) 5-8-0. Teams: Sensas Oakwood 8; Daiwa OG 12; Daiwa Gold 14. League: Daiwa Gold 62; Daiwa OG 72; Sensas Oakwood 91; Maver Image 100; Shakespeare Hansfords 115; RBF Lakes 128.

AMCOVERMARCH4* Colemans Cottage, Witham, Essex. Sat, 32, Pathfield and Copse lakes. Jamie Grainger (Preston Innovations Delcac) 67-0-0, poled pellet, Pathfield peg 13; Kurt Chopin (Cariers AC) 60-0-0; Rav Pisano (Coleman’s) 50-0-0; Jeff Vallance (Preston Innovations Delcac) 49-0-0; Dave Wright (Bromley) 47-8-0; Rodger Gillingham (Colemans Bait and Tackle) 47-0-0. Sun, 74, Copse, Stepfield and Wood lakes. Steve Homewood (Preston Innovations Delcac) 98-0-0, carp, Copse peg 16; Terry Edwards (Browning Wickford) 92-0-0; Peter Steward (Browning  Wickford) 83-8-0; Frank Thomas (Browning Wickford) 82-0-0; Andy Quarnby (Middy) 81-0-0; Ian Dixon (Drennan Borden) 76-0-0. League: Paul Chambers (Browning Wickford) 31; Terry Edwards (Browning Wickford) 28; Simon Colclough (Browning) 27.
* Marlborough DAA/Angling Trust WL Semi-Final Practice, Kennet and Avon Canal, Wolfhall to Little Bedwyn, Wilts. Sun, 90. Simon Drew (Sensas Oakwood Angling) 19-12-0, skimmers and three bonus perch, bunches of bloodworm, 6 and 11m, top end peg at Little Bedwyn bayside; Adam Carter (Devizes MG) 17-12-0 Richard Cox (Tubertini Apollo) 15-15-0; G. Williamson (Devizes MG) 14-8-0; Tony Hobbs (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 12-2-0; Chris Telling (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths/Comic Airon) 10-6-8; Scott Geens (Preston Innovations) 10-1-0; Ian Didcote (Daiwa Dorking) 9-9-0.

* Ockendon Bait and Tackle, Puddledock Farm, Upminster, Essex. Sun, 48. Jay Martin (Dartford) 150-9-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet and maggot down track, Snake peg 9; Tom Seaman (Angling Direct) 115-0-0; Ross Harold (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 82-11-0; Dave Taffs (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 72-3-0; Attila Szekeres (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 71-14-0; John Brooks (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 70-0-0.
* Reading DAA Teams of Four, Kennet and Avon Canal, Froxfield, Berks. Sun, 60. Ian Claridge (Courage One) 13-5-8, skimmers, poled pinkies; Dave Brent (South Reading AC) 9-8-0; Phil Alder (Reading CS Allsorts) 8-5-0; Rob Stephens (YOTAC 21 Club Gold) 7-12-0; Tony Franklin (Prescold Slapheads) 7-12-0; Duncan Bales (South Reading AC) 6-8-0. Teams: Prescold Slapheads 52; Reading FC Boshers Boys 50; Courage AC 37.

* Tylers Common, Brentwood, Essex. Sat, 30, Ash and Willow lakes. Steve James (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 121-4-0, pellet up in the water at 14, Ash peg 11; Nick Darke (GOT Baits) 112-2-0; Ross Harold (Angling Direct) 111-6-0; Gavin Bridge (DH Floats) 97-14-0; Alec Roberts (Garbolino) 74-0-0; Jordon Briant (Maver) 73-14-0.

* White Acres Ind WL, Pollawyn, Trelawney, Jennys and Twin Oaks lakes, Cornwall. Sat, 41, silver fish only. Alan Roberts (White Acres) 63-12-0, F1s, poled pellet, peg 16 Trelawney; Andy Dare (Garbolino Bolingey) 48-4-0; Brian Loader (Gwinear) 47-0-0; Paul Carpenter (White Acres) 42-4-0; John Shirley (White Acres) 40-4-0; Ricky Dennis (White Acres) 39-8-0. Sun, 39, Pollawyn, Trelawney, Sycamore and Twin Oaks. Pete Thomas (White Acres) 131-2-0, carp, poled meat in margins, peg 35 Twin Oaks; Clint Elliott (White Acres) 115-6-0; Chris Hancock (Sensas/Gwinear) 100-0-0; John Danks (Gwinear) 98-14-0; Harry Billing (Garbolino) 84-0-0; Skip McCabe (White Acres) 80-0-0.

* Willinghurst Masters, Cranleigh, Surrey. Derek White (G Squad) 38-1-0, 18 carp, Method with pellets, peg 26 on Top Lake back spit; Dan Cooper (Guildford Angling Centre Black) 34-0-0; Jamie Maddox (Garbolino Banstead) 30-2-0; John Radford (Team Mercedes) and Tony Yianni (The Rats) both 26-0-0. Teams: Guildford Angling Centre Black 10; Team Mercedes 16; The Rats 18. League: Guildford Angling Centre Black 11; G-Squad 16; The Rats 19.





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Alders Farm Fishery, Great Brickhill, Bucks. Sun, 22. Matt Grant (Bag’em) 92-7-0, carp, long pole and pellet, corner peg 38; Martin Greene (Daiwa/Kamasan Starlets) 81-6-0; Josh Blavins (GOT Baits) 66-2-0; Steve Potter (Bag’em) 65-12-0; Del Smith (Middy/GOT Baits) 64-2-0; Warren Downing (Brown’s Angling Centre) 63-7-0.

Bait-Tech Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Thurs, 20, Campbell and Cary lakes. Scott Russell (Tackle UK) 151-3-0, carp, bomb and meat, peg 116; Colin Dyer (Langport) 99-3-0; Jim Butcher (Wilts AC) 72-0-0; Lester Grant (Bristol) 63-1-0; Terry Lenny (Sillybait) 59-6-0; Paul Reed (PSV Bristol) 45-4-0. Silvers: Mike Walker (MFS) 32-7-0.

BK Fisheries, St. Erth, Cornwall. Sun, 12, silvers, Bill’s Pool. Alex Bradley (BK Fisheries) 36-2-0, roach and rudd, poled maggot, worm and caster, peg 12; Bill Knott (BK Fisheries) 21-4-0; Sam Bawden (BK Fisheries) 17-14-0; Boz Phillips (Marukyu) 15-0-0.

Dynamite Oakfield Fishery, Aylesbury, Bucks. Sat, 22, Red Kite and Swallow lakes. Mick Stimpson (Dynamite Oakfield) 44-14-0, carp to 6 lb, long poled corn, Swallow peg 23; Mick Bryan (The Bull) 38-3-0; Paddy McLoughlin (Dynamite Oakfield) 30-10-0; Richard Wall (Dynamite Oakfield) 25-1-0; Joff Rogers (Frenzee GOT Baits) 23-14-0; Neil Reid (Isis) 23-5-0. Sun, 23, Red Kite. Tom Rice (Dynamite Oakfield) 123-2-0, 25 carp, bomb and bread, peg 6; Steve Nicholls (Dynamite Oakfield) 44-6-0; Alan Foulkes (Dynamite Oakfield) 35-1-0; Gary Thorpe (GOT Baits) 19-13-0; Ady Phipps (Dynamite Oakfield) 13-14-0.

Essex Silverfish Series, Blind Lane Lakes, nr Chelmsford. Sat, 14. Bill Walker (Bills Tackle) 23-0-0, roach and rudd, shallow maggot, peg 10; Keith Gooderam (Browning Wickford) 17-14-0; Jo Harber (Matchpack) 15-12-0; Trevor Stacey (Matchpack) 15-4-0; Mick Burrell (JP Tackle) and Pete Lamb (Purple Patch) both 14-12-0.

Framfield Park, Sussex. Wed, 22, Spring Lake. Mick Head (Faulkners) 137-1-0, carp, skimmers and roach, bomb to island then poled pellet, peg 50; Kieth Harper (Rudgewick) 108-8-0; Antonio Poynter (Faulkners) 106-9-0; Paul Lawton (Marukyu) 102-1-0; D. Cooper (Rudgewick) 96-11-0.

Frys/PSV Bristol, Shiplate Farm, Weston Super Mare, Somerset. Sun, 26. Rob Wootten (Frys) 46-9-0, carp, pole and pellet, peg 10 Main Lake; Alan Healey (PSV) 40-3-0; Matt Challenger (PSV) 40-0-0; Paul Ratcliffe (Frys) 34-14-0. Silvers: Mark Radford (PSV) 15-15-0.

Gillingham AA Pairs, Dorset Stour, Highbridge to Rectory Straight. Sun, 24. Paul Henson (Gillingham AA) 11-6-0, five chub, stick float and caster, peg 15 above Rectory Straight; Neil Keirle (Gillingham AA) 10-6-0; Sue Collings (Gillingham AA) 3-8-0; Adie West (Gillingham AA) 3-0-0; Tom Thick (Gillingham AA) 2-12-8; Kev Harvey (Gillingham AA) 2-12-0. Pairs: Kev Harvey and Richard Cake 6 points (superior weight); Joe Searle and Adie West 6.

Gillingham Juniors, Lodden Lake, Wilts. Sat, 8. Maggie Bell 3-14-0, roach and skimmers, pole and maggot, peg 31; Daniel Ponting 0-11-0; Ryan Keirnan 0-6-0.

Ilminster AA Pairs, Dillington Pond and Ilminster Canal, Somerset. Sun, 11. Justin Charles (Ilminster AA) 8-9-0, roach and perch on pole from the canal; Graham Field (Taunton) 7-8-0; Jamie Rich (Against Men and Fish/Burts Baits) 7-0-0. Pairs: Jamie Rich and Justin Charles 3; Robin Cox and Graham Field 4.

Monk Lakes, Staplehurst, Kent. Sat, 20, Fish for a Grand final, Bridges Lake. Mark Holland (Monk Lakes) 42-6-0, skimmers and tench, pole and feeder, maggot and pellet; Paul Hamlyn 34-12-0; Derek Gladwin 32-12-0; Dean Locke 32-8-0 (all Preston Innovations Delcac); Terry Harrison (Daiwa Dorking) 29-10-0. League: Derek Gladwin 6 (84-10-0); Sean Clifford 6 (83-12-0); Terry Harrison and Pete Goodman both 7. Sun, 27, Lake One. Dave Wilson (Ockenden Bait and Tackle) 46-10-0, carp, pellet and corn on tip, peg 44; Tony Parnall (Sonubaits Passies) 42-14-0; Brian Bathy (Anchor Croydon) 42-8-0; Trevor Oldfield (Monk Lakes) 38-10-0; Jim Wilson (Ockenden Bait and Tackle) 36-2-0; Bruce Welfare (Bowlers) 31-8-0.

NG Floats Silverfish League, Monk Lakes, Staplehurst, Kent. Sun, 15, Bridges Lake. Derek Willis (Iden Wood Fishery) 26-10-0, tench and skimmers, poled maggot; Dennis Price (Maidstone Angling Centre/Sport One) 24-4-0; Derek Lockwood (Monk Lakes) 17-8-0; Bill Short (Matrix Invicta) 16-4-0. Final League: Dennis Price (95; Martin Charnock (Carpshop) 94; Derek Willis 76; Bill Short 75.

Tillingbourne, Gomshall, Surrey. Tues, 15, over-55s. Fred Ravening (Ealing AC) 29-12-0, carp, poled corn; Brian Wallin (Free Spirit) 29-8-0; Adrian Hoyle (Woking AC) 25-2-0.

White Acres, Newquay, Cornwall. Wed, 10, Midweek Silvers League, Pollawyn Pool. Andy Partridge (Spro) 87-4-0, skimmers, perch and roach, pole and caster, peg 20; Harry Billing (Garbolino) 63-0-0; Roger Baker (Sensas Thyers) 46-12-0; Roy Booth (Barns) 39-12-0.

Willow Park, Ash, Hants. Wed, 16, over-50s, Middle Lake. Tony Medlicotte (Farnham AS) 20-0-0, carp, poled pellets; Ian Covey (Guildford AC) 18-0-0; Jim Finley (Surrey Police) 17-2-0. Fri, 7, over-50s. Brian Stephens (Willow Park) 57-6-0, carp, poled corn. Sat,13, open. Jonathan Cant (Guildford AC) 23-12-0, carp and skimmers, poled corn; Mark Burroughs (Willow Park) 19-12-0; Mike Hooper (Harefield Tackle) 15-10-0.

Wylands International Angling Centre, Battle, East Sussex. Sun, 11, Old Snake Lak. Lew Nightingale 53-9-0, carp, poled meat, peg 39; Roy Liddle 37-3-0; Robert Ware 35-0-0; Ron Newman 30-0-0 (all Wylands); Mick Wells (Sensas South East) 20-0-0.



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