Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers

* Basingstoke Canal WL, Barley Mow, Hants. Sat, 44. Chris Vandervleit (Drennan Bowlers Bait-Tech) 8-15-0, perch, poled chopped worms; Mark Goddard (Daiwa) 7-6-0; Steve Clarke (Maver Image) 7-5-8; Tom Moretti (RBF Lakes) 5-14-0; Dave Self (Has Beens) 5-1-0; James Pitman (Shakespeare Hansfords) 3-8-0. Teams: Maver Image 13; Daiwa Gold 15; Daiwa 21.

* Colemans Cottage Individual League, Wood and Pathfield lakes, Witham, Essex. Sun, 56. Pete Steward (Browning Wickford) 70-8-0, carp, undisclosed tactics, Pathfield peg 36; Dean Tennant (Browning Wickford) 69-8-0; Jim Trew (Colemans) 67-8-0; Gerry Bibby (Colemans) 62-0-0; Paul Chambers (Browning Wickford) 58-8-0; Tony Curd (MAP) 55-0-0.
* Essex Inter-Club League, Chelmer Navigation, Heybridge. Sun, 60. Steven Allgood (Billericay) 5-13-0, mainly small roach, dog shit alley peg; Barry Lewis (Does) 5-12-0; Mark Campion (Maldon) 4-3-8; Alan Derby (Chelmsford Red) 3-5-8; Pete Guerrier (Chelmsford Red) 2-15-0; Reece Hearne (Braintree) 2-5-0. Teams: Does 48; Braintree 44; Chelmsford Red 37; Maldon 33.5; Harwich 31.5; Colchester B 30. Final League: Does 53.5; Colchester APS A 46.5; Braintree 46; Harwich 36.5; Colchester APS B 36; Billericay 30; Chelmsford Red 25; Maldon 23.5; Chelmsford Blue 20.5; Kelvedon 11.5. Individual: Russ Samuels (Does) 53.
* Lands End WL, Lands End Farm, Somerset. Sun, 36. Craig Edmunds (Avon Angling) 143-1-0, carp on pole and maggot over caster, peg 11; Tom Thick (Thatchers Tackle) 95-0-0; Ken Rayner (Lands End Farm) 75-2-0; Mark Poppleton (MFS) 60-7-0; Adrian Jefferies (Avon Angling) 54-7-0; Gary O’Shea (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 45-0-0. Silvers: Gary O’Shea 14-4-0.


* Medway Tackle Silver Fish WL, Frant Lakes, Kent.  Sun, 36, Waterfall, Car Park, Sunken Island and Skirmish lakes. Steve Arno(Redbridge Lakes) 30-7-0, skimmers and perch, poled maggot over worm, pegged beside bridge on Car Park Lake;  Mervyn Oakley (Advanced Pole Repairs) 23-12-0;  Barry Chapman (Maver Cardinals) 21-5-0;  Bill Lock (Time Bandits) 19-12-0;  Fred Brown (Sensas SE) 16-12-0;  Sophie Hills (Medway Tackle) 15-13-0.

* Ockendon Bait and Tackle, Puddledock Farm, Upminster, Essex. Sun, 52. Tony Todd (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 145-0-0, carp to 8 lb, long poled maggot, Snake peg 10; John Brookes (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 108-6-0; Graham Dack (Middy) 93-2-0; Dean Swift (Sonubaits/Matrix) 46-14-0; Eddy Feever (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 46-2-0; Tony Smith (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 42-4-0.
* Reading DAA, Kennet and Reading Angling Centre Trophy, Kennet and Avon Canal, Froxfield, Berks. Sun, 37. Steve O’Keefe (TRBL) 11-2-0, perch and roach, poled chop and caster; Graham Hawkins (Prestcold AC) 8-13-0; Paul Leek (Pangbourne and Whitchurch) 6-13-0; Aaron Phillips (Courage) 6-6-0; Phil Allen (Civil Service) 5-15-0; Liam Page-Smith (TRBL) 5-1-0; Dave Ward (King Heron) 5-1-0.

* Rushmoor WL, Gold Valley, Hants. Sun, 50. Pemb Wrighting (Daiwa Dorking) 62-11-0, carp, bomb and meat; Gary Pook (Daiwa Dorking) 61-6-0; Mark Goddard (Daiwa Dorking) 49-8-0; Myles Levy (Farnborough) 41-0-0; Jeb Attwood (Springlakes) 32-4-0; Eddy Green (Farnborough) 26-4-0. Teams: Farnborough 34; Daiwa Dorking 24; Gold Valley 19; Davies Angling 15; Drennan Bordon 12.

* Sensas Commercial House WL, Kennet and Avon Canal, George to Diggers, Nr. Bathampton. Sun, 78. Neil Mercer (Maver Bathampton Elite) 13-2-0, 8 lb of roach on pole with punch and bloodworm plus 5 lb of skimmers on bloodworm from end peg at Diggers; Vince Lunn (M & N Electrical) 8-9-0; Mike Withy (Sensas Wilts Angling) 7-14-0; Rob Randall (M & N Electrical) 7-8-0; Shaun Townsend (Maver Bathampton Invincible) 7-4-0; Sam Johnson (Maver Cadbury Angling) 6-12-0. Division A Teams: Preston Innovations Thatchers B 32; Preston Innovations Thatchers A 28; Sensas Wilts Angling 26.5. A League: Preston Innovations Thatchers A 32; Preston Innovations Thatchers B 29.5; Maver Bathampton Elite 25. Division B Teams: Maver Cadbury Angling 32; D & W Builders 23; Premier Angling Chippenham 22. B League: Maver Cadbury Angling 21.5; Frys and D & W Builders both 21.

* Slough House, Upminster, Essex. Sun, 35. John Hunt (Brentwood Angling) 31-10-0, mainly skimmers, long poled expander pellet over groundbait and micros; Lee Edwards (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 28 -0-0; Pete Vasey (Sensas Oakwood) 24-0-0; Jimmy Wilson (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 22-0-0; John Davies (Sensas Oakwood) 18-10-0; John Southgate (Sensas Oakwood) 18-4-0.
* Tylers Common, Brentwood, Essex. Sat, 30. Dave Bugg (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 78-14-0, carp, Method feedered pellet and maggot, Willow peg 12; Steve James (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 77-2-0; Glen Butler (Maver) 60-2-0; Nick Darke (GOT Baits) 58-8-0; Terry Pritlove (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 58-0-0; Graham Dack (Middy) 57-11-0.

* Willinghurst Masters, Willinghurst Fishery, Cranleigh, Surrey. Sun, 40, all lakes. Don Garnish (Foxy 4) 29-0-0, all carp,long pole and meat, peg 21 Top Lake;  Kris Northern (The Rats) 28-0-0;  Giovanni Barbato (Guildford Black) and Stevie Gardener (G Squad) both 26-4-0;  Dan Cooper (Guildford Black) 25-1-0. Teams: The Rats 1, G Squad 2;  Guildford Angling Black 3.



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Smaller fishing match results


Bait-Tech Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Tues, 28, Campbell, Cary and Lodge. Don Sutherland (Maver Cadbury Angling) 55-7-0, carp on bomb and meat, peg 85 Cary; Nige Easton (Langport) 54-5-0; Phil Cardwell (Bait Tech Viaduct) 50-4-0; Scott Cousins (Somerset Majik) 48-15-0. Silvers: Gary O’Shea (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 16-15-0. Wed, 24, silvers. Spring and Match. Nige Easton (Langport AA) 49-5-0, F1s and skimmers on poled maggot, peg 40 Match; Phil Cardwell (Bait Tech Viaduct) 42-12-0; Andy Power (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 42-4-0; Alan Oram (Shimano Dynamite Baits) 40-10-0; Craig Tucker (Maver RM) 33-13-0; Gary O’Shea (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 32-12-0. Thurs, 27. Campbell and Cary. Terry Bruton (Thatchers Tackle) 66-10-0, carp on bomb and meat, peg 86 Cary; Martin Lenighan (Avon Angling) 63-15-0; Jim Butcher (Wilts AC) 51-14-0; Charlie Dalton (Gold Valley) 42-13-0. Silvers: John Gray (Somerset Angling) 16-4-0. Sat, 22, silvers, Spring and Match. Andy Power (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 35-10-0, skimmers on long pole with maggot plus roach on short pole, peg 3 Spring; Gabriel Skarba (Garbolino) 27-4-0; Ray Cooper (Frys) 25-14-0; Dave Roper (Reids Tackle) 25-4-0.

Colemans Cottage, Witham, Essex. Tues, 31. Zolli Lari (Ipswich) 100-0-0, carp, bomb and double maggot with no feed, Wood Lake peg 12; Bill Walker (Bill’s Tackle) 76-8-0; Jim Trew (Colemans) 67-8-0; Julion Collop (Bill’s Tackle) 55-8-0; Stewart Bracey (Shimano Dynamite Baits) 54-0-0; John Courts (Colemans) 42-4-0.
Iden Wood, Rye, East Sussex. Sun, 10, Match Lake. Matt Parsons (Iden Wood) 30-2-0, carp and silvers, poled maggot, peg 26;  Jamie Ford (Iden Wood) 24-6-0;  Chris Pope (Tenterden AC) 17-2-0;  Andy Milton (Tackle and Gun Tenterden) 13-14-0.

Mid-Cornwall Fishery, Summercourt, Cornwall. Sun, 12, Blind Pairs, Joan’s and Neil’s lakes. Andy Dare (Garbolino Bolingey) 35-14-0, carp on long pole and pellet, peg 11 Joans; Roy Booth (Barns) 13-5-0; Mike Ashcroft (Barns) and Chas Ward (Gwinear) both 10-13-0. Pairs: Andy Dare and Mike Ashcroft 46-11-0; Roy Booth and John Danks 18-14-0.

Monk Lakes, Staplehurst, Kent. Sat, 15, Lake One. Kerry Davies (Blean Angling) 61-0-0, carp, F1s and silvers, long poled maggot, peg 41;  Nigel Stanley (Maver) 58-4-0;  Derek Gladwin (Preston Innovations Delcac) 47-6-0;  Jimmy Sene (Maver) 44-6-0;  Brian Bathey (Anchor Croydon) 43-8-0. Sun, 18, Lake One. Derek Gladwin (Preston Innovations Delcac) 83-0-0, mostly carp, poled maggot, peg 23;  Simon Middleton (Preston Innovations Delcac) 72-8-0;  Trevor Oldfield (Kent) 69-6-0;  Mark Nevin (Hackbridge) 51-4-0;  Barry Upperton (Meatbashers) 50-10-0;  Maurice Leask (Anchor Croydon) 49-0-0.

NG Floats Silverfish Series, Hartleylands Farm, Cranbrook, Kent. Sun, 13, Reservoir. Dennis Price (Maidstone Angling Centre) 14-9-0;  Martin Charnock (Carp Shop) 12-7-0;  Perry Golding (Carp Shop) 12-3-0;  John Robinson (Sensas SE) 11-4-0;  Andy Silver (Maidstone Angling Centre) 10-0-0.

Sonubaits Passies, Lancing, West Sussex. Sun, 13, , Main Lake. Jamie Grainger (Preston Innovations Delcac) 41-0-0, bream and skimmers, pole and pellet;  Samantha Sim (Preston Innovations Delcac) 24-12-0;  Vince Camileri (Arun Angling) 23-10-0;  Lee Perry (Sonubaits Passies) 16-12-0.

Willow Park, Ash, Hants. Wed, 10, small lake. Dave Johnson ( 75-10-0, carp, poled pellets; Ian Dixon (Dinos Floats) 70-8-0; Chris Love (Willow Park) 50-12-0. Fri, 8, over-50s. Gary Smith (Catch 22) 53-10-0, carp, pellet waggler. Sat, 14. Doug Graves (Willow Park) 61-12-0, carp and F1s, wagglered pellets; Simon Duke (Apollo Byfleet) 27-8-0; Ian Dixon (Dinos Floats) 25-15-0.

Wylands, Battle, East Sussex. Sun, 13, Old Snake Lake. Anthony Page (Wylands) 36-0-0, carp and silvers, poled maggot;  Paul Lawton (Marukyu) 34-2-0;  Mick Wells (Sensas South East) and Lew Nightingale (Wylands) both 34-0-0;  Tim Relf (Clive Vale) 26-6-0.



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