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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers



* Angling Direct Summer League, Colemans Cottage, Witham, Essex, Sun (Sep.30), 35, Stepfield Old and New. Pete Steward (Browning Wickford Red) 60-12-0, mainly F1s, paste/pellet in margins, 7 and 16m; Cliff Adams (Browning Wickford Red) 58-0-0; Keith Austin (Spectrum) 50-4-0; Rob Durrant (Matchpack Angling Direct) 49-8-0; Filipe Passiera (Browning Wickford Blue) 49-6-0; Dave Saville (Spectrum) 47-12-0. Teams: Browning Wickford Red 33; Browning Wickford Blue & Matchpack Angling Direct both 31; Purple Patch 26. Final League: Browning Wickford Red 149; Bills Tackle 136; Browning Wickford Blue 133; Matchpack Angling Direct 132; Purple Patch 116; JP Tackle 112. Individual: Rob Blackburn.

* Avon Valley WL, Broadlands Match Lake, Romsey, Hants. Sun, 70. Eddy Green (Arun Angling) 72-4-0, bream,  feedered maggots, corn; Andrew Quarnby (Tubertini Apollo) 54-12-0; Mark Wells (Milo Bordon) 42-10-0; Pat Pritchard (Tubertini Apollo) 37-15-0; Alex Clements (Milo Bordon) 37-12-0; Tom Arnott (Bordon Angling Centre) 34-13-0. Teams: Milo Bordon 59; Tubertini Apollo 44; Shakespeare Hansfords 42.

* Bait-Tech Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Sat, 56, All-Winners Final, Campbell, Cary and Lodge lakes. Des Shipp (Preston Innovations) 215-5-0, carp, poled meat short and long, peg 114 Campbell; Rob Jones (Browning West Wales) 204-15-0; Ray Hayward (Viaduct Outcasts) 185-7-0; Roland Lucas (Wilts AC) 169-15-0; Paul Blake (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 163-4-0; Martin Preston (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 161-15-0. Sun, 53, Silver Fish League, Campbell, Cary and Lodge. Matt Tomes (GOT Baits) 41-5-0, skimmers, poled caster and meat short and long, peg 78 Cary; Bob Gullick (Garbolino BVMG) 40-3-0; Paul Faires (Sensas Thyers) 37-2-0; Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 36-9-0; Andy Neal (Frenzee/Bait-Tech) 35-7-0; Ian Didcot (Daiwa Dorking) 34-3-0.

* Gold Valley, Ash, Hants. Sat, 36, Middle Lake. Myles Levy (Bag’em Matchbaits) 130-6-0, carp, bomb and pellets; Terry Harrison (Daiwa Dorking) 110-5-0; Paul Holland (Daiwa Dorking) 106-7-0. Sun, 43, Gold Lake. Rob Harvey (Gold Valley) 112-4-0, carp, Method feedered maggots; Maurice Woodley (Gold Valley) 105-0-0; Les Humphries (Old Boys) 93-2-0; Pemb Wrighting (Daiwa Dorking) 85-10-0; John Young (Gold Valley) 83-0-0.

* Kent Winter League, River Rother, Blackwall upstream. Sun, 50. Jerry Morgan (Sensas South East) 10-9-0, skimmers and eels, worm and maggot over groundbait; Phil Edwards (Maver Cardinals Black) 10-7-0; Tony Leyton (Matt’s Tackle) 9-11-0; Tony Docker (Advanced Pole Repairs) 9-10-0; Martin Twine (Sensas South East) 9-7-8; Jeff Lockwood (Matts Tackle) 8-5-4. Teams: Sensas South East 40; Advanced Pole Repairs 36; Maver Cardinals Black 29; Matt’s Tackle 25; Maver Cardinals Red 19.

* London AA Geen Cup, Colemans Cottage, Witham, Essex. Sun, 52, Stepfield Lake. Gary Neale (Edmonton and Tottenham AS) 38-2-8, carp, poled pellets; Danny Cruse (Stort Valley) 30-9-0; Ricky Martinelli (Roman Urn) 30-7-0;  Matt Oliver (Edmonton and Tottenham AS) 29-15-0; Barry Stewart (Globe) 29-13-8. Teams: Edmonton and Tottenham A 40, 90-6-8; Roman Urn A 40, inferior weight; Roman Urn B 33.

* London WL, Grand Union Canal, Boxmoor, Herts. Sun, 50. Chris Vandervleit (Maver Image) 34-0-0, bream, long pole, chopped worm and caster; Graham West (Garbolino Black Horse) 14-12-0; Andy Mead (Maver Image) 14-8-0; Mick Bowles (Sensas Oakwood) 9-5-0; Rob Dzialak (Garbolino Black Horse) 9-0-8; Gary Miller (Maver Image) 8-13-0. Teams: Maver Image 42; Garbolino Black Horse 40; Sensas Oakwood 33.

* Ockendon Bait & Tackle, Puddledock Farm, Upminster, Essex. Sun, 47. Frank Thomas (Browning Wickford) 84-8-0, mainly carp to 3 lb, pellet tight to far bank, a few down track and margins, Snake peg 4; Ross Harold (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 81-8-0; Richard Thomas (Bowlers) 73-12-0; Don Fresa (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 71-12-0; Alec Roberts (Middy) 68-4-0; Richard Davidson (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 65-6-0.

Preston MOTY
* Oxford WL Practice, River Thames, Medley, Oxford. Sun, 36. Mark Barrowman (Sensas A4) 20-2-0, roach,  poled maggots; Paul Glenfield (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 18-9-0; Tony Hobbs (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 17-8-0; Gary Barclay (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 15-8-0; Paul Harrop (Turners) 15-7-0.

* Reading DAA 45th River Kennet Teams Championship,Theale river to beat five. Sun, 76. Nobby Branton (Adventure Regulars) 6-11-0; chub and roach, stick float, hemp and caster; Paul Mason (YOTAC 21 Club Gold) 6-0-0; Tim Holt (Reading FC Wiko’s Wonders) 5-5-0; Tony Beadle (Tring Anglers A) 5-2-0; George Harris (King Heron Gold) 5-2-0; Andy Allday (Tring Anglers A) 4-11-0. Teams: Royal BLC Tilehurst Club Muppets 57; Adventure Regulars 53 (17-9-0); King Heron Gold 53 (17-4-8).

* SW Winter League, Bristol Avon, Swineford and Crane. Sun, 50. Mark Broomsgrove (Sensas Thyers) 18-3-0, roach, pole and maggot, pegged below Bitton Brook; Mark Harper (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 17-13-0; Paul Purchase (Sensas Thyers) 17-1-0; Rich Whitmarsh (Sensas Wiltshire Angling) 16-1-0; Sean Townsend (Maver Bathampton) and Nathaniel Johnson (Preston Innovations Thatchers) both 15-9-0. Teams: Maver Bathampton 37; Preston Innovations Thatchers 36; Sensas Thyers 31.

* Tylers Common, Brentwood, Essex. Sat, 33. Steve James (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 184-8-0, meat in margins, mainly carp, Horseshoe peg 54; Mark Brown (Debden) 131-0-0; Graham Dack (Middy) 112-2-0; Billy Reynolds jnr (Bait-Tech) 110-2-0; Colin Nada (Tylers Common) 97-4-0; Billy Reynolds snr (Bait-Tech/Harlow Glass) 93-8-0.

* Wessex WL, River Thames, Clanfield, Oxon. Sun, 46. Graham Didcot (Radcot) 5-9-0, roach, poled maggots; Neil Pegram (Pewsey) 5-2-0; Lee Pollard (Lechlade) 5-1-0; Paul Giddings (Isis) 4-12-8; Brian Ballard (Radcot) 4-4-0. Teams: Radcot 26; Clanfield, Lechlade and Isis all 22. League: Radcot 48; Pewsey 1 46; Clanfield and Lechlade 46.




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Smaller match results

Back Arun, Arundel, Sussex. Sun, 16, Carp Lake. Bruce Goulding (SAS Chichester) 70-0-0, all carp, pole and cat meat, peg 9; John Money (JFA) 59-0-0; Ken Norman (Back Arun) 56-0-0; Terry Madden (Back Arun) and Craig Stewart (Southmore) both 42-8-0.

Bait-Tech Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Wed, 15, Campbell Lake. Scott Russell (Tackle UK) 280-15-0, carp, poled meat, peg 115; Dan White (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 232-6-0; Dave Romain (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 197-12-0. Silvers: Tim Pallent (Maver Veals) 34-10-0. Thurs, 26, Campbell and Cary. Dan White (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 280-3-0, carp, poled meat, peg 116 Campbell; John Mills (Ridgemere) 250-7-0; Paul Blake (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 222-4-0; Chris Rolfe (Veals) 219-6-0. Silvers: Scott Cousins (Yeovil) 36-5-0.

Bathampton Over-55s/Disabled, Withy Pool, Hunstrete, Somerset. Thurs, 27. Alan Jones (Bristol) 86-4-0, carp, poled worm, peg 73; Mike Nicholls (Silverfox) 59-5-0; Ray Bazeley (Topline Tours) 50-10-0; Charlie Barnes (Shepton Mallett) 38-6-0; Bob Price (Bristol) 37-12-0; Martin Alexander (Bristol) 33-0-0.

Colemans Cottage, Witham, Essex. Tues, 21. Jeff Church (Colemans Bait & Tackle) 214-0-0, paste, Wood Lake; Peter Binks (Walton on the Naze) 194-0-0; Gavin Bridge (Cariers) 173-0-0; Tony Day (Vange & Pitsea) and Kurt Choppin (Cariers) both 155-0-0.

Essex Veterans, Hobbs Croft Lake, Fennes Fishery, Braintree. Wed, 13. John Sycamore (Braintree) 28-0-0, skimmers and carp, pellet feedered 8mm hard pellet to island; Ken Rudd (Clacton) 24-0-0; Dick Dodd (Braintree) 14-0-0; Ken Rolfe (Bill’s Tackle) 13-0-0.

Framfield Park, Sussex. Wed, 21, Brookhouse Lake. Bruce Scott (Hemmings Tackle) 108-1-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet and maggot across and down edge, peg 22; Martin Woodington (Framfield) 93-4-0; John Oliver (Wylands) 91-2-0; Nobby Whiting (Hemmings Tackle) 75-10-0; Alan Stewart (Framfield) 71-6-0.

Garbolino Bolingey, White Acres Residents. Fri, 26. Chris Davis (Bristol) 171-6-0, carp on pole and pellet at 5m, peg 16; Terry Williamson 118-4-0; Attilla Szeakers 115-12-0.

Godalming, Marsh Farm, Surrey. Wed, 8. Mick Hall (Apollo) 28-5-0, tench, poled casters.

Gold Valley, Ash, Hants, Wed, 25, Gold Lake. Chuck Dalton (Gold Valley) 145-5-0, carp, bomb and pellets; Maurice Woodley (Gold Valley) 138-6-0; Adam Burroughs (Aldershot Park) 125-14-0.

Guildford Angling Centre, Furnace Lakes, Surrey. Sun, 18, silver fish only. Giovanni Barbato (Guildford Angling Centre) 73-13-0, skimmers and roach, long poled maggots over Sonubaits F1 groundbait; Dan Cooper (Guildford Angling Centre) 47-4-0; Shaun Sylvester (Guildford Angling Centre) 45-11-0; Richard Hicks (Tubertini South) 43-8-0.

Gwinear, Newquay, Cornwall. Sun, 22. Andy Nelson (Browning Quaker) 64-0-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 47 Phase 2; Chas Ward (Gwinear) 60-2-0; Martin Robson (Browning Quaker) 56-14-0; Andy Dargue (Browning Quaker) 56-8-0; Ian Ridgeway (Manchester) 48-0-0.

Ivy House, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wilts. Tues, 20, Match Lake. Mick Robbins (Ivy House) 35-8-0, carp, feedered corn, peg 8; Jo Warner (Ivy House) 31-6-0; Terry Strange (Ivy House) 30-0-0. Wed, 10. Alan Scully (Swindon) 119-12-0, carp, poled corn in margins, peg 16; Frank Domachie (Cotswold Angling) 119-8-0; Neil Richards (Daiwa Gordon League) 89-4-0. Sat, 27. Geoff Fox (Ivy House) 90-3-0, short poled pellets, 9 carp to 15 lb, peg 11; Frank Donachie (Cotswold Angling) 48-8-0; Jerry Cambridge (Ivy House) 41-9-0; Jo Warner (Ivy House) 31-8-0. Silvers: Paul Connor (Ivy House) 21-0-0. Sun, 15. Match lake. Justin Ogbourne (New Century) 72-2-0, carp to 15 lb, poled pellet in margins, peg 18; Alan Smith (New Century) 72-0-0; Dick Young (New Century) 54-6-0.

Marazion AC, St. Erth Pool, Cornwall. Sun, 6. Mike O’Gorman (Garbolino Bolingey) 22-4-0, carp on pole and pellet.

Mid Cornwall Fishery. Summercourt, Cornwall. Thurs, 12, Joans Lake. Chas Ward (Gwinear) 72-2-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 17; Roger Baker (Sensas Thyers) 41-14-0; Kev Harmer (Barns) 39-15-0.

White Acres, Newquay, Cornwall. Mon, 31, Twin Oaks and Acorn. Andy Reid (Iffers) 100-15-0, carp, 5m pole and meat, peg 15 Twin Oaks; Peter Jones (Little Dawley) 71-10-0; John Ellis (North Hill Vets) 68-13-0; Nick Collier (GOT Baits) 67-6-0; Darren Webster (Ossy Tackle) 61-7-0. Wed, 40, Twin Oaks and Trelawney. Lee Kendrick (Davies Angling) 83-5-0, carp, poled meat, peg 10 Twin Oaks; Ian Hughes (Egremont Ferry) 79-6-0; Martin Parsons (Jug and Glass AC) 75-6-0; Steve Bee (Breakstone AC) 69-0-0; Keith Bailey (Ellesmere Port AC) 63-8-0. Thurs, 69, Marukyu Rover, all lakes. Ian Hughes (Egremont Ferry) 114-1-0, carp, poled meat, peg 14 Trelawney; Terry Williamson (Bransmose) 107-3-0; John Bishop (Holbeach) 105-11-0; Connor McGrath (VAC) 98-4-0; Alan Lord (Ossy Tackle) 92-2-0; Martin Parsons (Jug and Glass) 85-1-0. Lady: Alison Jones 30-4-0. Junior: James Collier 51-10-0.

Willow Park, Ash, Hants. Wed, 20, Over-50s. Ian Covey (Godalming AS) 56-14-0, carp, poled pellets; Jimmy Neat (Davies Angling) 49-4-0; Dave Wilkins (Willow Park) 35-8-0. Sat, 18. Chris Love (Willow Park) 85-0-0, carp, poled pellets; Mark Buroughs (Willow Park) 65-4-0; Jonathan Cant (Willow Park) 56-14-0.

Wylands, Battle, East Sussex. Sun, 13, Old Snake Lake. John Oliver (Wylands) 111-4-0, carp, paste, peg 9; Simon Dixon (Rye DAS) 61-12-0; Rob Ware (Wylands) 46-12-0; Paul Lawton (Marukyu) 44-4-0; Tony Guillan (Wylands) 36-8-0.


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