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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers


* Angling Direct Essex Silverfish WL, Blind Lane Lakes, Chelmsford. Sun (Nov.24), 40. Mark Campion (Purple Patch) 19-12-0, all roach, caster, 11m; Danny Mason (Bill’s Tackle Black) 18-9-8; Reece Hearn (Bill’s Tackle White) 16-13-0; Joe Harber (Does) 12-10-0; Dave Saville (Spectrum) 12-2-0; Pete Bullard (J P Tackle) 11-6-8. Teams: Bill’s Tackle Black and Browning Wickford both 29; Bardag 26; JP Tackle 25; Bill’s Tackle White & Spectrum both 22. League: Bill’s Tackle Black 95; Browning Wickford 85; Bill’s Tackle White 76; Bardag 74;  Purple Patch 71; JP Tackle 69.

* Avon Valley WL, Basingstoke Canal, Fleet. Sun, 70. Martin Wickens (Browning Crowsports) 4-14-0, roach, pole, punched bread; Dave Poole (Shakespeare Hansfords) 4-10-0; Ron Cox (Tubertini Apollo) 4-7-0; Chris Gillott (Allans Marine) 4-3-8; Paul Rogers (Allans Marine) 3-13-0; Stuart Sadd (Tubertini Apollo) 3-2-8. Teams: Browning Crowsports 49; Shakespeare Hansfords 47; Arun Angling 47. League; Shakespeare Hansfords 14; Milo Bordon 15; Arun Angling 16; Browning Crowsports 17; Tubertini Apollo 19; Bordon Shop 29.

* Bait Tech Viaduct Silverfish, Somerton, Somerset. Sun, 53. Campbell, Cary and Lodge. Gary O’Shea (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 23-2-0, skimmers, long poled maggot and caster over groundbait, peg 94, Cary; Lee Werritt (Middy/Bait Tech) 20-2-0; Anton Paige (GOT Baits) 15-8-0; Mark Brennan (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 14-9-0; Rich Aherne (Frenzee SW) 13-2-0; Craig Edmunds (Avon Angling) 13-0-0. League: Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 5; Mark Brennan 8; Bob Gullick (Garbolino BVMG) 9.

* Braintree LVA Teams, Fennes Fisheries, Essex. Sun, 32. Danny Mason (Bocking United Services) 44-0-, three carp to 16 lb, popped up bread, Ash Grounds peg 44; Peter Binks (Walton on the Naze) 33-4-0; Alan Lee (Bocking United Services) 26-0-0; Bill Walker (St Annes Castle) 25-4-0; Julian Collop (St Annes Castle) and Dickie Carr (Fennes Estate B) both 22-8-0. Teams: Bocking United Services Club 9; St Annes Castle 16.5; Colne Arms 17.
* Gold Valley, Ash, Hants. Sun, 37. Stefan Gent (Springlakes) 94-2-0, carp, feedered maggots; Giovanni Barbato (Guildford AC) 62-8-0; Will Raison (Daiwa Old Ghost) 54-0-0; Ian Harper (Preston Innovations Delcac) 44-0-0.

* Kent WL, Hartleylands Farm, Cranbook, Kent. Sun, 50. Richard Taylor (Sensas South East) 71-1-0, all carp, pellet waggler, pole, and feeder, drawn on Bramley; Mark Richardson (Sensas South East) 69-8-0; Jim Sene (Maver Cardinals Red) 68-14-0; Craig Palmer (Maver Cardinals Black) 67-4-0; J. Bryan (Maver Cardinals Red) 66-8-0; Jay Lay (Maver Cardinals Black) 61-11-0. Teams: Sensas South East 38 (weight advantage); Maver Cardinals Black 38; Advanced Pole Repairs 29; Maver Cardinals Red 24; Matt’s Tackle 20. League: Maver Cardinals Black 8; Sensas South East 9; Advanced Pole Repairs 16; Maver Cardinals Red 22; Matt’s Tackle 20.

* London WL, Grand Union Canal, Three Locks. Sun, 50.Martin Foster (Maver Image) 16-11-0, skimmers, pole, chopped worms and bloodworm; Graham Dack (Garbolino Black Horse) 9-11-8; Gordon Curl (Sensas Oakwood) 6-12-0; Tommy Boyce (Sensas Oakwood) 6-12-0; Andy Swift (Browning Northants) 6-8-8; Danny Grimsey (Maver Image) 6-6-0. Teams: Sensas Oakwood 37; Maver Image 35; Garbolino Black Horse 27. League: Sensas Oakwood 9; Maver Image 10; Garbolino Black Horse 11.

* Ockendon Bait & Tackle, Puddledock Farm, Upminster, Essex. Sun, 47. Dave Reeve (Daiwa Angling Direct) 238-11-0, carp to 8 lb, maggot across off bottom, peg 5, new five hour match record; Dean Swift (Sonubaits Matrix) 130-12-0; Simon Wheeler (Daiwa Dynamite Baits) 130-0-0; Geoff Vell (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 105-6-0; Mick Hood (Bowlers) 86-12-0; Martin Armfield (Bowlers) 84-12-0.
* Oxford WL, Kennet and Avon canal, Avington. Sun, 36. Dave Kirk (Isis) 11-7-0, roach & perch, poled maggots; Kevin Holmes (Sensas A4) 10-13-0; Martin Phipps (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 9-13-0; Gary Barclay (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 9-8-0; John Beesley (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 9-7-0.

* Reading DAA Ron Want Cup, Kennet and Avon Canal, Froxfield. Sun, 43.Paul Leek (Pangbourne and Whitchurch) 30-10-0, skimmers, poled squatts; Ron Cole (South Reading AC) 10-15-0; Tony Franklin (King Heron AC) 8-6-0; Steve Lewis (Reading FC) 7-12-0; Mick Stanley (Reading FC) 7-11-0; Bob Ponton (Adventure AS) 7-5-0.

* South West WL, Kennet and Avon Canal, Bathampton to Darlington. Sun, 50. Neil Mercer (Maver Bathampton) 10-9-0, skimmers, poled bread punch, Bathampton Bend; Rich Whitmarsh (Sensas Wilts Angling) 10-2-0; Sean Townsend (Maver Bathampton) 6-13-0; Simon Dennis (Sensas Wilts Angling) 6-11-0; Lee Trivett (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 6-8-0; Andy Power (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 5-8-0. Teams: Preston Innovations Thatchers 37; Maver Bathampton 35; Sensas Thyers and Sensas Wilts both 28.5. Final League: Preston Innovations Thatchers 9; Maver Bathampton 11; Sensas Thyers 19; Sensas Wilts and Amalgamation both 25.

* Sussex WL, Monk Lakes, Staplehurst, Kent. Sun, 48. Adrian Marshall (Garbolino Banstead) 147-13-0, carp and silvers, long poled pellet, peg 112 Lake Three; Peter Steward (Browning Wickford) 128-13-0; Jim Wilson (Bowlers) 115-0-0; Mick Wakelin (Cheam) 78-0-0; Russ Berryman (Apollo) 67-0-0; Tom Wallace (Browning Wickford) 63-12-0. Teams: Garbolino Banstead 39; Browning Wickford 35; Apollo 26; Bowlers 23; Roaches 22; Cheam 19. League: Browning Wickford 9; Apollo 10; Garbolino Banstead 10; Bowlers 21; Cheam 27; Roaches 28.

* Upper Thames WL, Kennet and Avon Canal, Great Bedwyn,Wilts. Sun, 60.Steve Saunders (Maver Lobbys) 21-2-0, skimmers, poled worms; Paul Passmore (Devizes MG) 12-2-0; Steve Long (Garbolino Blackmoor Vale) 10-4-0; Phil Haaland (Garbolino Blackmoor Vale) 9-14-0; Mark Brush (Daiwa Gordon League) 9-10-0; Dave George (Browning Andover) 8-14-0. Teams: Garbolino Blackmoor Vale 49; Devizes MG 40; Daiwa Gordon League 37. Final League: Daiwa Gordon League 10; Garbolino Blackmoor Vale 12; Devizes MG 23; Browning Andover 25; Swindon Talismen 26; Maver Lobbys 30. Individual: Rob Randall (Garbolino Blackmoor Vale) 32.




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Smaller fishing match results

Bait Tech Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Wed, 16. Silverfish. Spring lake. Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 32-15-0, skimmers on long pole with caster over groundbait, peg 10; Phil Harding (Avon Angling) 30-10-0; Nige Bartlett (Sensas M5 Angling) 25-3-0; Paul Greenwood (Bait Tech Viaduct) 23-0-0.

BK Fisheries, St. Erth, Cornwall, Sun, 14, Billy’s Pool. Ady Holland (BK Fisheries) 82-0-0, F1s and carp to 5 lb, waggler and long pole, pellet and corn, peg 8; Jim Crossley (BK Fisheries) 63-4-0; Sam Bawden (BK Fisheries) 46-14-0; Boz Phillips (BK Fisheries) 41-14-0.

Colemans Cottage, Witham, Essex. Tues, 21. Gavin Bridge (Cariers) 92-0-0 ,70 lb of carp and 22 lb silvers, 6mm expanders over micro pellet, 8m, Wood Lake peg 26; Rav Pisano (Galleywood) 81-0-0; Gary Bell (Lakelands) 75-0-0; Jeff Church (Matchpack) 70-0-0.
Dynamite Oakfield Fishery, Aylesbury, Bucks. Sat, 20, Swallow & Red Kite. Martin Warrall (Dynamite Oakfield) 73-14-0, 20 carp to 4 lb, poled meat, Swallow peg 2; Dave Stratfull (Dynamite Oakfield) 57-6-0; Gary Thorpe (Chiltern GOT Baits) 45-4-0; Mark Sawyer (Ipswich) 43-3-0; Dick Ashby (Banbury) 35-14-0; Pete Alland (Dynamite Baits Oakfield) 28-14-0. Sun, 15, Red Kite. Mark Giles (Dynamite Oakfield) 41-4-0, 8 carp, poled maggot, peg 10; Alan Foulkes (Dynamite Oakfield) 38-6-0; Gary Thorpe (Chiltern GOT Baits) 37-8-0; Steve Nicholls (Dynamite Oakfield) 36-9-0.

Framfield Park, Brookhouse Lake, Sussex. Wed, 20. Keith Harper (Rudgwick) 74-5-0, carp to 10 lb, red maggot at 6m; Rob Ware (Wylands) 29-10-0; Nigel Greenwood (Sensas South East) 28-0-0; Paul Lawton (Marukyu) 24-9-0; Bruce Scott (Hemmings Tackle) 23-7-00.

Fry’s MG. Shiplate Farm. Sun, 12. Pete Sivell (Frys MG) 48-8-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 13 Hawthorns; Merv Sivell (Frys MG) 36-11-0; Paul Chapman (Frys MG) 29-4-0.

Gillingham AA Juniors. Dorset Stour, Highbridge. Sat, 7. Ryan Keirnan 0-14-8, small perch and roach on stickfloat and maggot; Cassie Young 0-14-0; Gabriel Bell 0-7-8.

Gold Valley Two-Day Silverfish Festival, Ash, Hants. Thurs, 31.Andy Ryan (KC Angling) 21-6-0, bream & skimmers, feedered maggots; Dan Diment (Pole Rigs) 20-12-0; Will Raison (Daiwa Old Ghost) 20-9-0. Fri, 31. Pemb Wrighting (Daiwa Dorking) 29-6-0, skimmers, pole & bomb, maggots; Phil James (Portsmouth) 24-8-0; Andy Ryan (KC Angling) 23-2-0. Overall: Pemb Wrighting 45-14-0; Andy Ryan 44-8-0; Phill James 38-3-0; Dan Diment 27-5-0.

Gwinear. Newquay, Cornwall. Sun, 10. Andy Patterson (Gwinear) 43-6-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 23 Phase 3; Roger Baker (Sensas Thyers) 41-8-0; Pete Byrne (Gwinear) 33-0-0; Chas Ward (Gwinear) 22-0-0.

Ivy House, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wilts. Sat, 9. Match lake. Ian Millichip (Ivy House) 19-11-0, one carp plus silvers on long pole and pellet, peg 31; Paul Connor (Ivy House) 9-5-0. Silvers: Ian Millichip 15-11-0. Sun, 13. Match lake. Paul Dressler (New Century) 55-14-0, nine carp on long pole and maggot, peg 6; Alan Smith (New Century) 47-0-0; Terry Robinson (New Century) and Paul Ogbourne (New Century) both 23-8-0.

Monk Lakes, Marden, Kent. Lake 1, Wed, 15. Derek Gladwin (Preston Innovations Delcac) 74-10-0, carp and tench, long poled pellet or maggot, peg 40; Fred Brown(Sensas SE) 54-2-0; Alan Hutchins(Monk MG) 44-12-0; Nigel Stanley(Maver Cardinals) 41-10-0.

More House Farm, Canal Lake, Surrey. Sun, 14. Rob Harman (MHFF) 38-14-0, roach, bream, F1s and small carp, maggot over groundbait, 13m; Norman Cragg (Hassocks) 35-12-0; Stuart Williamson (MHFF) 33-12-0; Ray Warren  (Leatherhead) 29-8-0.

Ockendon Bait & Tackle, Puddledock Farm, Upminster, Essex. Wed, 25. Gavin Bridge (Cariers) 102-4-0; Dennis Lipscombe (Oakwood) 89-12-0; Ross Harold (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 80-0-0; John Penhaligan (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 74-12-0.

Shiplate Farm, Weston Super Mare, Somerset. Sun, 10. Andy France (Maver Cadbury Angling) 29-4-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 6; Dean Malin (Dynamite Baits) 27-9-0; Dom Sullivan (Maver Cadbury Angling) 26-10-0; Dave Cockayne (Shiplate) 21-1-0. Silvers: Dave Cockayne 21-1-0.

Tillingbourne Over-50s, Gomshal, Surrey. Tues, 15. Andy Love (Love Machine) 41-12-0, carp, poled pellets; Dave Steer (MBK) 39-7-0; Brian Wallin (Free Spirit) 24-12-0.

Tylers Common, Brentwood, Essex. Sat, 22. Steve Copping (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 211-2-0, dead maggot on small bomb at 6m, Golden Peg 30; Geoff Foreman (JP Tackle) 181-14-0; Dave Bugg (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 149-8-0; George Manoli (Bowlers) 126-0-0; Colin Nada (Tylers Common) 100-2-0; Graham Dack(Middy) 80-0-0.

White Acres, Newquay, Cornwall. Midweek Silverfish league. Round 1. Wed, 12. Jennys lake. Andy Dare (Garbolino Bolingey) 74-4-0, F1’s and skimmers on long pole with pellet and maggot, peg 15; Roger Baker (Sensas Thyers) 51-14-0; Stewart Lister (Spro) 50-4-0; Harry Billing (Garbolino) 47-2-0.

Willow Park, Ash, Hants, Wed, 12, over-50s, middle lake. Dougie Graves (Willow Park) 16-10-0, carp, poled pellets; Ian Turner (Farnham Angling) 11-4-0; Reg Blenkinsop (Willow Park) 9-14-0. Fri, 14, over-50s WL, small lake. Roger Hirst (Willow Park) 26-12-0, carp & skimmers, maggots; Ian Turner (Farnham AC) 18-2-0; Brian Stephens (Willow Park) 15-12-0. Final League: Phil Smith (54-2-0) 5; Ian Turner (46-9-0) 5; Tony Frost 6. Sat, 9, small lake. Paul Hiller (Daiwa Dorking) 111-10-0, carp, pole & wagglered pellets.

Wylands, Battle, East Sussex, Old Snake Lake, 23. Tim Relf (Clive Vale AC) 46-8-0, all carp, pole and maggot, peg 10; Andy Milton (Tackle and Gun Tenterden) 42-15-0; Keith Axell (Wylands) 38-1-0; Bill Mitchell (Iden Wood Fishery) 34-0-0; Anthony Page (Framfield) 32-6-0.





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