Here the qualifiers for the Angler's Mail Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year - see this week's Angler's Mail magazine for coverage of the match scene.... including a very special piece with the 'Super stalwarts of the match fishing scene'.
Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year Qualifiers, Jan.1, 3 and 4
* Essex Inter Club League, Chelmer Navigation, Heybridge and Maldon. Sun, 60. Barry Hickford (Harwich) 5-14-0, skimmers, poled punch, pegged at dog shit alley; Joe Harber (Does) 5-3-8; Paul Guerrier (Chelmsford Red) and Gavin Askew (Does) both 3-9-8; Steve Gunner (Billericay) 3-6-8; Steve Allgood (Billericay) 3-5-8. Teams: Does 45.5; Chelmsford Red 40.5; Billericay 40; Braintree and Chelmsford Blue both 28.5; Harwich 27; Colchester APS A 26.5; Colchester APS B and Maldon both 25.5; Kelvedon 13. Final League: Does 50; Maldon 46.5; Braintree 40.5; Colchester APS A 39; Chelmsford Red 39; Colchester APS B 30.5; Harwich 30; Billericay 28.5; Chelmsford Blue 18; Kelvedon 8. Individuals: Danny Mason (Braintree) 51.5; Joe Harber (Does) 50; Russ Samuals (Maldon) 49.
* Ockendon Bait and Tackle, Puddledock Farm, Upminster, Essex. Sun, 41. Jason Collins (Preston Innovations Delcac) 196-10-0, long poled bread, Corner peg 11; Ross Harold (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 61-0-0; Geoff Hughes (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 55-0-0; Ray Herbert (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 54-4-0; Tony Smith (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 53-0-0; Keith Miles (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 48-14-0.
* Reading DAA, Kennet and Avon Canal, Froxfield, Berks. New Years Day, 42. Mick Ellyatt (Drennan Oxford) 14-4-0, skimmers and roach, poled squatts and pinkies, peg 16; Martin Wickens (Drennan Oxford) 10-13-0; Arnold Liaukevicius (Tubertini) 7-11-8; John Williams (Sensas A4) 6-1-8; Tony Tibble (South Reading AC) 6-1-0; Matt Herbert (Drennan Oxford) 4-8-0. Sun, 45, Kennet and Reading AC Trophy, Kennet and Avon Canal, Froxfield. Mick Fairey (Reading FC) 14-15-0, skimmers and perch, pole and bomb, chopped worms and casters, peg 6; Dave White (Pangbourne and Whitchurch) 12-14-0; Geoff Eley (Prestcold AC) 9-5-0; Paul Leek (Pangbourne and Whitchurch) 8-14-0; Joe Baker (Reading FC) 8-8-0; Ian Claridge (Courage) 8-6-0.
* Sensas Commercial House League, Kennet and Avon Canal, Darlington to Limpley Stoke. Sun, 72. Vince Lunn (M and N Electrical) 15-2-0, a 3 lb bream plus roach and skimmers, poled punch and maggot, Beeches turning bay at Dundas; Chris Glover (Cardiff Nomads) 9-6-8; Neil Mercer (Maver Bathampton Elite) 8-11-0; Neil Saunders (Sensas Wilts Angling Black) 7-7-8; Richard Lacey (Maver Bathampton Invincible) 7-6-0; Andy Power (Preston Innovations Thatchers A) 7-3-0. Teams, Div A: Maver Bathampton Elite 24; Preston Innovations Thatchers B 24; Preston Innovations Thatchers A 22. Div B: Sensas Wilts Angling Green 28; M and N Electrical 27.5; Premier Angling Thornbury 20.5. League, Div A: Preston Innovations Thatchers A 26.5; Maver Bathampton Elite 17.5; Preston Innovations Thatchers B 17. Div B: Sensas Wilts Angling Green 25.5; M and N Electrical 20.5; DW Builders 20.
* Stafford Moor, Dolton, Devon. Sun (Dec. 28), 33, Tanners and Woodpecker lakes. Ben Hagg (Stafford Moor) 38-13-0, carp, poled corn over micros; Mal King (Stafford Moor) and Ian Gray (Stafford Moor) both 30-13-0; Rick Johnson (Torquay) 29-1-0.
* White Acres Ind WL, Pollawyn, Twin Oaks and Trelawney lakes, Cornwall. Sun, 42. Chris White (White Acres) 66-14-0, F1s and roach, poled maggot, peg 35 Twin Oaks; Andy Partridge (Spro) 69-14-0; Harry Billing (Garbolino) 54-1-0; Stuart Lister (Spro) 47-14-0; Trev Conroy (White Acres) 47-8-0; Andy Dare (Garbolino Bolingey) and Paul Carpenter (Burt Baits) both 43-12-0. League: Stu Lister 70; Andy Dare 71 (243-11-0); Mark Layzell (White Acres) 71 (212-6-0); Andy Patterson (White Acres) 74.
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