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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers


* Blackfords Progressive, Calf Heath Reservoir, Calf Heath, Staffordshire. Sat, 32. Chris Brown (Gerry’s of Nottingham ) 50-5-0, bream to 3 lb, Metod feeder, sweetcon, worm or maggot, peg 75; Dave Ridgeway (Shifnal) 45-10-0; Andy Taft (JCB) 43-0-0; Nev Bailey (Hednesford) 34-`0-0.

* Bridgnorth AS, Nick Gretton Memorial, Severn, Linley Bank, Sat. 38. Matt Hamilton (Bridgnorth AS) 82-8-0, 15 barbel, caster and hemp feeder, peg 42; Martin Taylor (Bromsgrove) 49-10-0; Dave Lloyd (Kidderminster DAA) 35-7-0; Graham Wade (Bridgnorth AS) 33-10-0.

* Earlswood Lakes, Earlswood, Birmingham. Sun, 32, Yachting Lake. Pete Mallard (Birmingham) 53-12-0, bream to 5 lb, tip fished worm, peg 53; Dave Boyle (Birmingham) 45-10-0; Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 30-3-0; Mick Dowvery (Birmingham) and Mick James (Birmingham) both 25-4-0.

* Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs, Meadow and Island Pools, Sun, 39, Island and Middle Pools. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 191-12-0, carp, poled pellet at 13m, peg 35, Meadow Pool. Chris Hill (Mosella) 113-4-0; Clive Munslow (Moorlands Farm) 110-11-0.

* Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Island Pool, Sun. 33. Neil McKinnon (Preston Innovations) 171-0-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and pellet feeder, peg 37. Rob mcKenzie (Gloucester Angling Centre) 132-4-0; Mark Hemming (Lodge Park) 113-10-0; Jason Wellington (Permali) 104-0-0.

* Shakespeare Champs Qualifier, Warks Avon, Evesham. Sat, 67. Nick Cowling (Alcester Sports) 15-6-0, four bream, float float, worm and caster, peg 61; Tom Scholey (Pole Fishing/Match Fishing) 11-14-0; Brian Rigby (Shakespeare) 9-7-0; Mike Tromans (Evesham) 8-13-0; Gary Seadon (WB Clarke) 8-9-0. Qualifiers: Brian Rigby, Nick Cowling, Tom Scholey.

* Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks, Club and Canal Pools, Sat. 30, Richard Knowles (Shakespeare) 150-10-0, carp and F1’s, poled meat at 15m and down the edge, peg 15, Club Pool. Ronnie Biggs (OHMS) 135-0-0; Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Match Baits) 129-9-0; Jack Harness (Hydro Elastic) 125-15-0. Sun, 38, New and Top Pools. Phil Moores (Rugeley) 126-15-0, F1’s, roach and skimmers, poled meat down edge, peg 21 Top Pool; Paul Bick (Shakespeare) 119-4-0; Stu Palser (Middy) 117-9-0; Mark ‘Magic’ Johnson (Tunnel Barn Farm) 110-4-0.

* Wassell Grove Fishery Help the Heroes, Hagley, West Midlands. Sun, (Jun 30), 62, Match and Specimen Pools. Neil Gater (Wassell Grove) 49-3-0, carp and bream to 4 lb, poled pellet to island of Match Lake 2; Dave Stevens (Wassell Grove) 37-7-0; Craig Norton (Wassell Grove) 37-2-0; Gavin Winsper (Wassell Grove) 35-8-0; Gary Shaw (Wassell Grove) 26-12-0. (£435 raised).

* Wem AC Andy Powell Memorial, Hawk Lake, Hawkestone Park, Shropshire. Sun (Jun 30), 58. Reg Evans (Vale Royal AC) 21-12-0, bream, feeder fished pellet/worm, peg 40; Terry Rogers (Wem AC) 20-6-0; Peter Cooke (Lobol AC) 16-0-0; Danny Sixsmith (Drennan) 15-8-0; Mick McDermott (Vale Royal AC) 14-12-0; Jim Bell ( Liverpool ) 10-0-0.

* Wychavon Champs Qualifier. Warks Avon, Evesham. Sun, 56. Alan Stephens (Alcester Sports) 12-10-0, a 9 lb 15 oz barbel to flat float with chopped worm plus bits to waggler, peg 8; Leigh Gardner (Shakespeare) 9-11-0; John Curtis (Daiwa Gordon League) 9-4-0; Andy Johnstone (Tri-Cast Weston Team Wales) 8-7-9; Tony Marshall (Shakespeare) 7-0-0. Qualifiers: Tony Marshall, John Curtis, Tony Davis.

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Smaller matches and midweekers


Bilston Angling Centre, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Bladon Road, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, Dennis Kneller (Anglers Peg) 4-14-0, roach, poled punched bread, peg 1; Gary Ward (Dudley Bait and Tackle) 4-8-8; Dave Richards (Team GB Four Ashes AC) 2-13-0.

Blackfords Progressive, Kingswwod Lake, Cannock, Staffordshire. Sun, 10. Ken Walton (Chelyn Hay) 3-6-0, five skimmers, feeder and maggot, peg 5; John Seagrave (Great Wyrley) 1-4-0; Steve Preece (M & S Joinery) 1-3-0.

Cardiff Nomads, Hendre Lake, Cardiff. Tues pm, 12. Clive Branson (Sensas Nomads) 18-6-0, roach, waggler and maggots, pegged in rushes; Lee Richards (Sensas Nomads) 12-5-0; Chris Murphy (Bargoed) 10-4-0.

Cefn Mably Over-50s, Cefn Mably Lakes, Wales. Wed, 22. Bob Mitchell (Cefn Mably Lakes) 68-8-0, carp on pole and paste close in, peg on Match Lake; Iain Stuart (Glamorgan Rebels) 67-0-0, Mick Fraser (Barry) 63-0-0.

Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Heron Pool, Thurs. 18. Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 105-5-0, carp, poled corn and pellet, peg 33. Steve Lowe (Mosella/Bait/Tech) 67-8-0; Steve Lovell (Edward Howells) 63-0-0.

Furnace Mill, Wyre Forest, Bewdley, Worcestershire, Sun, Mucky Meadow Pool, 12. Kevin Johnson (Johnson Drywall) 138-10-0, carp to 16 lb, poled maggot or meat down the margins of peg 38; Andy Gwillam (WFR) 97-0-0; Jon West (Johnson Drywall) 88-8-0.

Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Mon. 18, Canal Pool. Tom Neal (Rutlanders) 104-12-0, poled paste down the edge, carp and F1’s, peg 4. Wayne Sweetman (Tunnel Barn Farm) 104-5-0; Graham Young (Graham Young Match Group) 90-8-0. Tues. 40 over 50’s, Jennys and Club Pools. Dave Purvis (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 111-0-0, poled meat and paste, peg 21, Jennys Pool. Kevin Folwell (Drennan Oxford) 94-12-0; John Berry (White Hart Coventry) 87-12-0; Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 84-5-0. Wed. 21, New Pool. David James (Mosella UK) 138-9-0, F1’s, poled pellet, peg 29. Les Wetton (Tunnel Barn Farm/F1 Baits) 121-13-0; Alex Harper (Tunnel Barn Farm Colts) 120-0-0. Thurs. 70 Veterans, Club, Canal and High Pools. John Merchant (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 90-12-0, F1’s, poled pellet and paste at 6m, peg 19, Club Pool. Dave Rowberry (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 81-1-0; Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 77-12-0; Dave Chapman (Tunnel Barn Farn Veterans/White Hart Coventry) 76-14-0; Ken Turner (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 54-0-0; Gary Highley (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 51-0-0. Fri. 18, Jennys Pool. Mark Thackery (Woodhouse Angling Club) 104-11-0, F1’s, roach and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 15. Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Match Baits) 102-4-0; David James (Mosella) 97-0-0.

Glamorgan, Troes Lake, Bridgend. Sun, 20, silver fish only. Jim Palmer (Cardiff) 46-4-0, bream to 3 lb, paste, 12m, peg by entry gate; Jon Taylor (Barry) 38-4-0; Steve Evans (Cardiff) 31-11-0.

Goodyear AC, Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire, Sun. Ghost Pool, 15. Pete Rogers (Goodyear AC) 101-9-0, carp to 5 lb, poled pellet and maggot, peg 11; Gary Jackson (Goodyear AC) 65-13-0; Steve Gallacher (Goodyear AC) 63-8-0. Thurs. Staffs-Worcs Canal , Coven, Staffordshire, 12. Wilf Kneller (Bilston Angling Centre) 2-9-0, gudgeon and perch, poled squatt and pinkie, peg 1; Malcolm Bethell (Goodyear AC) 2-8-0; Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 2-5-0.

Graham Jones Fishing Club, Hawford Bridge, Reddings Pool, Staffs, Sat. 17. Dave Roberts (Lifestyle Windows) 119-10-0, carp, poled pellet and corn, peg 11. Stewart Jones (Graham Jones FC) 62-12-0; Mark McCabe (Lifestyle Windows) 61-8-0.

Halesowen Royal British Legion, Woodside Fishery, Clobury Mortimer, Shropshire , Sun. The Island and Woodside Pools, 18. Simon West (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 99-12-0, carp, pellet waggler. Island 3; Paul Skidmore (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 81-8-0; Adrian Chowns (Halesowen Royal British Legion) 56-8-0.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks, Thurs. 15. Rolly Sturdy (Hawkesbury/Tetley) 98-1-0, carp and tench, poled meat and corn, peg 15. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 66-7-0. Sat. 19. Dave Markham (Hawkesbury) 98-15-0, carp, poled corn, peg James Rock (Army) 74-7-0; richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 61-13-0. Sun. 21. Dave Markham (Hawkesbury) 101-1-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 46. Andy Findlay (Preston Innovations/Sonubaits) 85-2-0; Keith Hudson (Hawkesbury) 75-3-0.

Holgan Farm, Llawhaden, W.Wales. Sun, 18. Pete Edwards (Haverfordwest) 106-12-0, carp, Method feeder and pellets to island, pegged on Carp Lake; Kevin Roberts (Haverfordwest) 73-10-0; Keith Moore (Haverfordwest) 52-8-0.

Jessar AC, Blythe Waters, Knowle, West Midlands, Sun. Cherry Pool, 14. Jamie Tarpole (Jessar AC) 169-10-0, carp, tench and bream, poled pellet; Wayne Bradley (Jessar AC) 44-3-0; Mark Brown (Jessar AC) 43-10-0.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, Staffordshire, Wed. Big Match pool, 22. Dave Mortlock (King’s Pools) 112-1-0, carp to 6 lb, poled maggot, peg 37; Martin Pritchard (Bilston Angling Centre) 65-12-0; Rob Hancox (King’s Pools) 62-1-0. Sat. Carp Pool, 9. Paul Gregory (Swan Elite) 101-1-0, F1’s to 1 lb, poled pellet, peg 18; Jordon Hall (Maver Midlands/Bagem Baits) 98-11-0; Nigel Clarke (King’s Pools) 90-8-0.

Maver Solihull Angling Centre, Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Molands Mere, Wed. 20. Lee Richards (Packington) 58-7-0, F1’s, poled pellet fished shallow, peg 10. John Mole (Packington) 57-13-0; Wayne Carter (Packington) 57-12-0.

Monk Hall Fishery, Monkhopton, Salop, Owl Pool, Sun. 8. Wayne Upton (Monk Hall) 36-6-0, F1’s, poled pellet, peg 7. Mark Belworth (Black Country Tackle) 35-12-0; Cliff Stanford (Monk Hall) 34-4-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs, Bank and Moors Pools, Tues. 22. Keith Wright (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 117-0-0, carp, poled mussel down the edge, peg 11, Bank Pool. Dave Bartlett (Moorlands) 103-8-0; Clive Wright (Mosella) 96-12-0. Wed. 23 over 50’s, Silver Pool. George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 106-4-0, F1’s, poled maggot at 2m, peg 37. Tony Stead (West Midlands Police/Maver) 94-2-0; Kevin Rodderick (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 74-4-0. Thurs. 21, Meadow Pool. Keith Fryatt (York) 69-4-0, carp, straight lead and corn, peg 15. Paul Foster (Blackheath) 65-6-0; Dave Wood (Post Office) 49-6-0. Fri pm. 19, Bank and Moors Pools. Lee Boden (Stonehenge) 157-3-0, carp, poled pellet down the edge, peg 19, Bank Pool. Dave Williams (Halesowen RB) 92-15-0; Kevin Rodderick (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 78-4-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Island Pool, Mon. 21. Dave Howard (Leigh Tackle) 79-10-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 33. Doug Littlewood (Littleton AC) 77-8-0; Andy Stone (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 50-0-0. Wed. 19, Middle Pool. Dave Howard (Leigh Tackle) 147-2-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 20. Terry Winstone (Bonehill Mill) 138-2-0; Danny Royds (Leigh Tackle) 134-0-0; Mark Russell (Banbury Gunsmiths) 106-8-0. Thurs. 21, Boundry Pool. Barry Saunders (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 59-10-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and pellet feeder, peg 19. David Howard (Leigh Tackle) 59-6-0; Chris Coleman (Alcester Sports) 54-2-0. Sat. 14, Windmill Pool. Neil McKinnon (Preston Innovations) 132-8-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and pellet waggler, peg 15. Chris Telling (Colmic) 120-2-0; Chris Cameron (Middy/Old Ghost) 58-12-0.


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Newport, School Pool, Newport, Gwent. Wed pm, 15. Steve Ayers (Awa Shima) 57-0-0, carp and bream, poled pellets, peg 52 at bay entrance; Rob Skellett (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 47-0-0; Rob Sims (Garry Evans Tackle) 45-5-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Gearys Level, Sat. 21. Wayne Carter (Packington) 73-4-0, carp and F1’s, poled pellet, peg 7. Lee Marlow (Corby) 59-7-0; Ron Savage (Lanes Baits) 54-3-0. Sun. 20, Molands Mere. Mick Bull (Dynamite Baits) 60-0-0, F1’s, poled pellet, peg 44. Ray Quinney (Packington) 44-13-0; Steve White (Kobra Feeders) 43-2-0.

Parkes Hall AC, Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcestershire, Sun. Meadow Pool, 15. Les Harris (Parkes Hall) 88-14-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet feeder, peg 15; Jamie Trevis (Parkes Hall) 47-3-0; Darryl Eagles (Parkes Hall) 41-1-0.

Pontymister, School Pool, Newport. Sun, 24. John Harvey (Risca) 77-12-0, carp, pole and 4mm pellets, peg 52 at bay entrance; Steve Goodwin (Cross Keys) 15-5-0; Steve Byatt (Cross Keys) 12-7-0. Junior: Josh Hawkins (Cross Keys) 5-11-0.

Poole Hall, Alveley, Salop, Heron Pool, Sun. 11. Alan Goode (Stevens Tackle) 67-8-0, carp and bream, poled meat and corn, peg 12. Tommy Thompson (Poole Hall) 59-4-0; Steve Burrows (Poole Hall) 54-12-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop, Sycamore Pool, Wed. 12. Carl Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings) 97-13-0, carp to 8lb and skimmers to 2lb, poled pellet and corn at 5m and down the edge, peg 24. Phil Shaw (Lower Hill Farm) 76-0-0; Tony Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings) 74-11-0. Thurs. 29, Sycamore and Chestnut Pools. Jeff Hartson (Tri-Cast Weston) 105-0-0, carp to 7lb, pellet waggler, peg 4, Sycamore Pool. Paul Evans (Preston Innovations Boldings) 92-6-0; Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 82-10-0; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 78-5-0. Sat. 12, Sycamore Pool. Graham Palmer (Fitters AC) 87-0-0, carp to 7lb and barbel to 3lb, poled caster down the side, peg 18. Mitch Davidson (Colmic) 86-1-0; Josh Humphreys (ABC) 85-6-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire, Tues. Hay and Barley Pools, 21. Mark Westwood (Bilston Angling Centre) 110-0-0, carp to 8 lb, poled sweetcorn and pellet, Hay 17; C. Griffiths (Woodlands) 80-14-0; John May jr (Woodlands) 90-6-0; John May sr (Woodlands) 69-4-0. Fri. Ghost Pool, 22. Steve Ford (Daiwa Gordon League) 188-3-0, carp to 10 lb, poled sweetcorn and pellet, peg 15; C. Cameron (Middy) 123-4-0; Rob Brennan (Stourport) 111-12-0; Jason Stone (Woodlands) 64-8-0. Sat. Deans Pool, 23, Phil Edmunds (Peg One Woodlands) 111-4-0, carp to 8 lb, poled sweetcorn and pellet, peg 1; Andy Pollard (Daiwa Gordon League) 81-10-0; Paul Foster (Starlets Veterans) 62-6-0; Mac Cox (Fiery Holes AC) 58-8-0. Sun. Absolute Station, Round Three, Deans Pool, 24. Carl Hopps (Redditch) 126-0-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet and sweetcorn; Danny Baker (Tredegar Angling Centre) 114-4-0; John May sr (Woodlands) 108-12-0; Mike Edge (Woodlands) 108-4-0.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Wed, 16, pole-only. Andrew Mumford (Tredegar) 105-8-0, small carp, corn in margins, peg 16 Sophie’s Pond; Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 104-4-0; Chris Shepherd (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 102-2-0.

Reedswood AC, Reedswood Pool, Walsall, WM, Tues. 12. Wayne Rogers (Beechdale AC) 23-1-0, carp and tench, poled pellet, peg 1; Brian Rigby (Shakespeare Superteam) 19-10-0; Dave Webb (Allen’s Tackle, Leamore) 16-12-0.

Rhymney, Monmouthshire Canal, Llanellen. Sun, 14. Brian Rees (Rhymney) 1-12-0, roach and perch, poled pinkies, peg near bridge; Colin Whitehouse (Rhymney) 0-9-0; Malcolm Evans (Rhymney) 0-8-0.

Rough Hay AC, Preston Innovations Boldings Fishery, Bridgnorth, Shropshire , Sat. Chestnut Pool, 14. Cliff Archbold (Rough Hay AC) 74-0-0, carp and bream to 4 lb, poled maggot, peg 1; Steve Hitchens (Rough Hay AC) 58-11-0; Dave Payne (Rough Hay AC) 55-8-0.

Sirhowy, White Springs Fishery, Swansea. Sun, 20. Mike Williams (Cross Hands) 113-12-0, carp, Method & pellets to island, pegged on Match Lake; Chris Hall (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 95-12-0; Luke Sorokin (Swansea) 89-0-0; Ian Exall (Blackwood) 78-0-0.

Spencer Works, Mathern Mill Fishery, Chepstow, Gwent. Sat, 20. Mark Guerra (Newport) 165-6-0, carp to 12 lb, poled meat in margins, peg 4 Waterfall Lake; Phil Rawlings (Newport) 154-2-0; Craig Guerra (Newport) 114-0-0; Karl Guerra (Newport) 100-14-0.

Wassell Grove, Hagley, WM. Sat, Brook Pool, 16. Sam Parker (Club 2000) 81-4-0, carp to 6 lb, poled meat shallow, peg 22; Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 64-8-0; Andy Gorton (Club 2000) 47-8-0; Paul Hadlington (Club 2000) 46-4-0; Trevor Hodges (Weather Tech Roofing) 33-12-0.

Wolverhampton AA, Three Day Canal Festival, Day One: Staffs-Worcs Canal , Wombourne Staffordshire, Wed. 52. Lewis Breeze (Drennan North West) 16-15-0, bream to 2 lb 8 oz, poled chopped worm and caster, peg 40; Dave McCall (Shakespeare Superteam) 16-9-0; Mel Wood (Team GB Four Ashes AC) 14-11-6; Kevin Perry (Browning Lifestyle) 14-3-10; Martin Owen (Browning Lifestyle) 12-13-0; Dave Trafford (Lostock Tackle) 12-0-4. Thurs. Day Two, Staffs-Worcs Canal , Penkridge, Stafford , 52. Simon Mottram (Browning Lifestyle) 27-11-0, ten bream, chopped worm and caster over groundbait, peg 9; Steve Cope (Team GB Four Ashes AC) 23-8-0; Dave Massey (Sam’s Tackle) 16-2-1; Dave Lloyd (Maver Midlands) 14-10-6; Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 12-11-11; Kevin Perry (Browning Lifestyle) 12-2-0. Fri. Day Three, Shropshire Union Canal , Brewood, Staffordshire, 52. Lewis Breeze (Drennan North West ) 17-2-0, chub, roach and skimmers, poled caster and worm, peg 45; Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 11-4-10; M. Grimshaw (Sam’s Tackle) 9-1-0; Alan Whalley (Sam’s Tackle) 8-9-13; Dave McCall (Shakespeare Superteam) 8-9-6; Steve Cope (Team GB Four Ashes AC) 8-9-4.

Wolverhampton Over-60s Club, Shropshire Union Canal , Little Onn, Church Eaton, Staffordshire, Wed. 16. Roy Grosvenor (Bridgtown) 6-10-0, bream and skimmers, poled caster, peg 6; Bert Simmill (Bilston Angling Centre) 5-11-14; Jim Hadley (Aldridge) 5-10-13.

Yorkley Veterans, Noxon Pond, Lydney. Thurs, 12. Barry Smith (Yorkley) 38-9-0, carp and bream, feedered worm and maggots, peg opposite cottage; Pete Cornock (Yorkley) 20-2-0; John Annis (Lydney) 14-10-0.



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