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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year Qualifiers

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* Bridgnorth AS, River Severn, Linley Bank, Bridgnorth, Salop. Sat, 30. Wayne Rolston (Bridgnorth AS) 47-14-0, nine barbel, small pellet feeder, channel peg 93; Andy George (Wolverhampton) 46-6-0; Dave George (Wolverhampton) 42-5-0; Matt Hamilton (Droitwich) 38-9-0.

* Dams and Lock SL, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Tyburn, Warks. Sun. 60. Darren Lewis (Shakespeare Superteam) 13-7-8, 30 skimmers, poled squatt, peg 117; Martin Owen (Browning Lifestyle Red) 9-2-4; Dave Ward (Browning West Midlands) 8-10-8; James South (Dams and Lock Blue) 8-10-0; Dave Holbrook (Moreton Arms Bottlers) 7-10-8; Jason Cunningham (Shakespeare Superteam) 7-8-4; Phil Johnson (Browning Lifestyle Blue) 7-8-4. Teams: Shakespeare Superteam 14; Browning Lifestyle Blue 16; Browning Lifestyle Red 20; Dams and Lock Blue 29; Dams and Lock Red 30; Browning Central Black 30.

* Evesham Championship Qualifier, River Avon, Evesham, Warks. Sun, 83. Michael Buchwalder (Preston Innovations/Sonubaits) 10-0-0, perch and eels on feeder then hemp roach, peg 2; Dave Allsop (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 9-10-0; Dave Harpin (Drennan) 9-6-0; Steve Metcalf (Garbolino Lincs County) 9-5-0; Ian Shepherd (DGL) 9-0-0. Qualifiers: Harpin, Allsop & Clive Branson (Sensas Nomads).

* Maver Mega Match This! Qualifier, Barston Lakes, Solihull, W. Mids. Sun, 97. Chris Vandervleit (Bowlers Bait-Tech) 116-10-0, carp, 8mm boilie and teabag, peg 118; James Hawkins (Ringer’s Baits) 109-5-0; David McManus (Ted Carter Southport) 85-4-0; Rob Jones (Neath) 76-9-0; Tim Bull (Dynamite Baits) 73-4-0; Steve Daley (Maver Solihull) 67-0-0.

* Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Sun, 41, Meadow Pool. Blake Hobbs (Alan’s Tackle) 95-5-0, carp to 8 lb, paste at 10m, peg 11; Ronnie Biggs (OHMS) 95-2-0; Paul Nash (Bromsgrove) 81-8-0; Mal Watson (DGL) 73-1-0; Paul Bailey (Moorlands) 67-10-0; Tim Guise (Fisherman’s Friend) 58-7-0.

* Patshull Park Sensas Pairs, Great Lake, Pattingham, Salop. Sat, 30. Rob Brennan and Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 3 (64-12-0); Ricky Teale and Les Thompson (Matrix) 4 (53-13-0); Geoff Leader and Kevin Clarke (Wigan MG) 5 (54-9-0). Sun, 30. Graham Hallows and Dave Barnes (Salford Reds) 4 (45-11-0); Kevin Tipton and Gary Johnson (Sensas) 5 (44-4-0); Frank Staniuzsko and Lee Harris (Ted Carter Southport) 5 (39-10-0). Overall: Ricky Teale and Les Thompson (Matrix) 10 (95-11-0); Graham Hallows and Dave Barnes (Salford Reds) 10 (80-4-0); Nigel Ball and Derek Bennett (Saints) 12 (84-0-0); Kevin Tipton and Gary Johnson (Sensas) 12 (73-13-0).


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Aberglais, Phocle Farm, nr Ross-on-Wye. Sun, 18. Terry Jones jnr (Merthyr) 72-6-0, carp, pellets shallow at 14.5m, peg 7; Ian Cathrew (Merthyr) 38-12-0; Brian Protheroe (Merthyr) 38-0-0.

Angling Trust Veterans National, PI Woodland View Fishery, Hadley, Worcs. Wed, 154, All Pools. Martyn Barrett (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 64 Kg 100 gr, carp to 12 lb, caster and red maggot down edge, Ghost peg 18; Trevor Jackson (Eastham Angling) 60.280; Tim Guise (Fisherman’s Friend/Starlets Vets) 58.000; John Larraman (Preston Innovations Delcac) 50.750; Ian Turner (Farnham AS) 49.500; Colin Perry (Subfish) 48 900.

Beechdale AC, PI Boldings, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sun, 14, Beech Pool. Neil Hampton (Beechdale AC) 72-10-0, carp to 8 lb, worm down the edge, peg 5; Richard Broomhall (Beechdale AC) 59-8-0.

Bilston Angling Centre, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Wombourne, Staffs. Wed, 15. Richard Guest (Maver Midlands) 28-0-0, chub to 2 lb 8 oz plus skimmers, poled worm and caster, peg 5 Bratch turning bay; John Garbett (Bilston Angling Centre) 20-14-0; Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 19-15-0. Sun, 18, Dimmingsdale stretch. Dave Wood (Bilston Angling Centre) 8-9-0, eight skimmers, poled pinkie and red maggot, peg 8; Paul Jones (Bilston Angling Centre) 7-5-0; Barry Jones (Goodyear AC) 7-0-11.

Bridgnorth RBL, Hoccum Pool, Salop. Sun, 11. Steve Slade (Wolverhampton) 16-14-0, six carp, meat long, peg 1; Alan Richards (Coseley) 11-12-0.

Bridgtown Social AC, Brookfields, Featherstone, W. Mids. Sun, 16. Dennis Jackson (Bridgtown Social) 39-8-0, carp to 4 lb plus skimmers, paste and pellet, peg 5; Craig Henderson (Bridgtown Social) 26-6-8; Jimmy Jones (Bridgtown Social) 25-8-0.

Buckley, Trap Pool, Clwyd. Tues, 14. Ken Edwards (Buckley) 18-1-0, bream, ide and roach, peg 33; Justin Westbrook (Buckley) 16-15-0. Thurs, 15, over-50s. Joe Bird (Buckley) 32-4-0, carp, bream and ide, peg 33; Mal Griffiths (Buckley) 20-14-0; Chris Thomas (Buckley) 14-12-0. Sun, 20, SL. Joe Bird (Buckley) 22-15-0, roach, carp and ide, peg 32; Ken Edwards (Buckley) 16-15-0; Graham Davidson (Buckley) 13-1-0.

Cefn Mably Lakes, Gwent. Wed, 21, over-50s. Paul Waddington (Cardiff) 97-7-0, carp, poled pellets and casters, peg 25 Match Lake; Phil Rawlings (Newport) 78-0-0; Lyn Jones (Cefn Hengoed) 69-0-0.

Furnace Mill, Bewdley, Worcs. Sun, 12, Mucky Meadow and Willow pools. Paul Cook (Maver/Mark’s Tackle) 116-1-0, carp to 10 lb, Marykyu EFG 131 and 4mm pellet at 5m and down the edge, peg 48; Kev Johnson (Johnson Dry Wall) 110-0-0.


Glamorgan, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sun, 18. Russell Palmer (Cardiff) 84-8-0, carp, pellets in margins, peg 5 on Sophie’s Pond dam; Dave Pike (Cardiff) 62-8-0; Martin Giddy (Barry) 55-0-0.

Goodyear AC, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Coven, Staffs. Thurs pm, 14. Capt. Barry Jones (Goodyear AC) 6-7-4, mainly roach, poled caster and bread punch, end peg 14, golden peg jackpot; Bert Simmill (Bilston Angling Centre) 5-8-10. Sun, 18, Fisherwick Lakes, Lichfield, Staffs. John Taylor (Goodyear AC) 103-0-0, carp to 3 lb, pellet up in the water, Match Pool peg 23; Gus Godfrey (Goodyear AC) 60-10-0; Malcolm Bethell (Goodyear AC) 59-6-0.

Halesowen RBL, PI Woodland View, Hadley, Worcs. Sun, 17, Big and Little Al’s pools. Garry Mason (Halesowen RBL) 79-10-0, carp to 8 lb, worm and maggot, Little Al’s peg 12; Richie Owen (Halesowen RBL) 64-12-0; Martyn Yarsley (Halesowen RBL) 44-8-0.

Hawkesbury Hall Farm, Bedworth, Warks. Thurs, 15, Match Pool. Graham Beckwith (Hawkesbury) 94-7-0, carp to 10 lb, bream to 4 lb plus mixed silvers, paste and pellet on the deck, peg 28; Ms Suzi Smith (Kobra Feeders) 92-2-0. Sat, 17, Match Pool. Martin Brandist (Hawkesbury) 91-2-0, carp to 12 lb, pellet shallow, peg 8; John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 87-2-0; Dave Armstrong (Hawkesbury) 78-1-0.

Holgan Farm, Llawhaden, W. Wales. Sun, 18. Kevin Roberts (Rosebush) 31-0-0, one tench plus crucians, poled paste, peg 6 Crucian Lake; Keith Moore (Haverfordwest) 26-1-0; Colin Bates (Haverfordwest) 20-10-0.

Iffers Three-Day Festival, Redhill, Mathern Mill and Hartleton lakes. Wed, 27, Mathern Mill. Andy Reed (Iffers) 183-15-0, carp, poled pellets in margins, Waterfall Lake. Thurs, 27, Redhill. Luke Burge (Iffers) 145-9-0, carp, poled corn and pellets, Penny’s Pond. Fri, 27, Hartleton. Sam Prosser (Iffers) 55-12-0, bream, poled paste, peg 41 in wood. Overall: Andy Reed (Iffers) 20; Sam Prosser (Iffers) 19; James Smith (Iffers) 18; Glyn Sherwood (Wye Angling) 17.

Kings Pools, Shareshill, Wolverhampton, W. Mids. Wed, 21, Carp and Big Match pools. Chris Robson (King’s) 86-14-0, carp and F1s to 10 oz, meat in margins, Carp peg 5; Gwyn Jones (King’s) 82-2-0; Johnny Cockayne (King’s) 75-4-0; Les Willey (King’s) 73-2-0. Sat, 12, Carp. Jordan Hall (Maver Midlands/Bag’em) 106-9-0, F1s to 10 oz, pellet shallow, peg 18; Peter Plant (Maver Midlands) 61-6-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Tues, 19, Meadow Pool. Lee Boden (Stone Henge) 134-9-0, carp to 10 lb, paste down the edges, peg 51; Kevin Roderick (CPA) 108-15-0; Gary Mole (Moorlands) 82-1-0. Wed, 26, over-50s, Silver and Middle. George Reynolds (CPA) 155-0-0, carp to 10 lb plus F1s to 4 lb, worm down edge, Middle peg 10; Keith Wright (CPA) 140-4-0; Mal Watson (DGL) 130-10-0; Clive Wright (Mosella ABC) 98-8-0. Thurs, 24, Bank, Moors and Island. Syd Julian (Moorlands) 167-8-0, carp to 10 lb, corn in margins, Bank peg 2; Clive Wright (Mosella ABC) 111-14-0; George Reynolds (CPA) 107-14-0; Kevin Roderick (CPA) 107-1-0. Fri pm, 30, Meadow Pool. Gary Mole (Moorlands) 89-8-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet at 4m, peg 19; Lee Boden (Stone Henge) 89-0-0; Iwan Mills (Robin’s Timber) 86-12-0; D.J. Williams (Halesowen RBL) 82-6-0. Sat, 28, Bank, Moors and Middle. Shawn Stewart (Docklow) 135-2-0, carp to 10 lb, pellet down the edge, Bank peg 16; Dave Gough (Wolverhampton) 132-2-0; Steve Pearce (ABC Baits) 113-3-0; Lee Richards (Packington) 100-9-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Worcs. Wed, 15, Middle Pool. Chris Georgen (France) 158-12-0, F1s and carp, pellet waggler and poled pellet, peg 16; Terry Winstone (Bonehill Mill) 158-4-0. Thurs, 19, Middle. Barry Duggan (Baileys of Warwick) 163-0-0, carp and F1s, pellet waggler and poled pellet, peg 9; Chris Georgen (France) 150-8-0; Ronnie Biggs (OHMS) 126-8-0. Sat, 12, Windmill. Steve Partington (Arthur’s Angling Supplies) 149-0-0, carp and F1s, pellet, peg 4; Howard Kaye (Sensas) 92-0-0. Sun, 20, Island. Neil McKinnon (Preston) 229-12-0, carp and F1s, pellet and pellet waggler, peg 23; Jason Morris (Shipston AC) 187-4-0; Chris Rust (MFL) 151-12-0.

Nisa, Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks. Wed, 26, Phase 1 Lake Two. Charlie Shaw (Derby Fishermania) 221-14-0, carp, dead red maggot, peg B15; Sam Collett (Barnsley Juniors) 104-14-0; John Adamson (Nisa) 73-12-0; Geoff Ringer (Ringer’s Baits) 70-8-0. Thurs, 29, Derwent and Thames pools. Lance Chambers (Ringer’s Baits) 77-4-0, carp to 5 lb, maggot in margins, Thames peg 19; Rob Matthers (West Lodge MG) 66-12-0; Terry Cockburn Jnr. (Barnsley Juniors) 55-8-0; Baz Smithson (Team Makins) 48-8-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks. Tues, 16, Starlet Vets, Little Geary’s Pool. Alan Hemmings (Packington) 101-7-0, F1s to 4 lb, pellet shallow, peg 7; Pete Green (Packington) 87-6-0; Alan Robinson (Packington) 56-9-0. Wed, 15, Solihull Angling Centre, Molands Mere. Danny Tresigne (Alvechurch Fisheries) 113-8-0, 40 lb of carp to 8 lb plus F1s to 4 lb, method feedered meat, peg 56; Phil Canning (Solihull Angling Centre) 91-11-0; Ray Quiney (Packington) 87-7-0. Thurs, 34, Packington Vets, Grats, Willow and Anni’s. Andy Saunders (Lime Tree Social) 52-14-0, carp to 7 lb, paste in margins, Grats peg 9; John Downing (Packington Vets) 52-12-0; Derek Hartshorn (Swann Baits) 48-5-0; Brian Evans (Packington Vets) 45-6-0; John Batey (Packington Vets) 42-12-0. Sat, 23, Big Geary’s. Ms Suzi Smith (Kobra Feeders) 87-10-0, carp to 12 lb and skimmers, paste down edge, peg 36; Ian Keywood (Matrix Solihull Angling) 83-0-0; Paul Hunter (Paul’s Fodder) 70-2-0; Derek Hartshorn (Swann Baits) 65-0-0. Sun, 24, Molands Mere. Steve White (Kobra Feeders) 88-13-0, carp to 8 lb plus F1s, pellet feeder and meat, peg 45; Paul Fox (Fosters) 85-6-0; Derek Hartshorn (Swann Baits) 60-13-0; Ian Keywood (Matrix Solihull Angling) 51-0-0.

Pontymister, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sat, 20. Lewis Smith, 14, (Cross Keys) 58-10-0, carp, poled pellets in margins, Penny’s Pond; Steve Byatt (Pontymister Angling) 52-10-0; Kevin Mellish (Cross Keys) 44-0-0.

Poole Hall, Alveley, Salop. Sun, 12. Les Willey (King’s) 56-5-0, carp to 12 lb and silvers, meat, corn and pellets, peg 31; L. Horton (Poole Hall) 42-8-0.

Port Talbot Docks, S. Glamorgan. Sun, 14. Peter Williams (Skewen) 28-5-0, roach and bream, maggots and corn at 8m, peg 11 day ticket bank; Anthony Hogg (Glamorgan Rebels) 25-4-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Mon, 15, Oak and Beech pools. Josh Humphreys (ABC Baits) 97-15-0, carp to 8 lb, maggot and corn down sides, Oak peg 16; Dave Matson (Rod and Gun) 84-14-0. Wed, 17, Sycamore and Chestnut. Matt Stobbs (OAC) 151-0-0, carp to 9 lb and barbel to 4 lb, pellet to sides, Sycamore 13; Carl Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings) 145-13-0; Tony Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings) 118-0-0. Thurs, 25, Chestnut. Josh Humphreys (ABC Baits) 163-10-0, carp to 8 lb and bream, corn close in, peg 10; Matt Stobbs (OAC) 126-1-0; Ken Humphreys (Oswestry) 117-4-0; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 109-0-0. Sat, 15, Sycamore Pool. Steve Hall (Oswestry) 71-12-0, carp to 5 lb and skimmers to 2 lb, pellet shallow, peg 6; Mick Jameson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 52-3-0. Sun, 18, Chestnut Pool. Colin Wozek (Matrix TA) 150-0-0, carp to 7 lb and barbel to 3 lb, pellet shallow, peg 18; Dave Emlyn (OAC) 142-3-0; Ed Turner (Preston Innovations Boldings) 141-4-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcs. Tues, 15, Ghost Pool. Mark Westwood (Bilston Angling Centre) 172-0-0, carp, dead maggot and pellet down the edge, peg 1; Chris Senter (Alan’s Tackle) 147-8-0; Alan Tait (Woodlands) 120-5-0. Fri pm, 13, Ghost. Lee Cole (Bilston Angling Centre) 289-0-0, carp, dead maggot and pellet down edge, peg 5; D. Wellaware (Peg One Angling) 116-8-0; J. Bate (Model Angling) 102-2-0. Sat, 17, Ghost. Rich Edmunds (Peg One Angling) 238-12-0, carp, dead maggot and pellet down edge, peg 14; Paul Foster (Kamasan Starlets) 198-14-0; John Stone (Woodlands) 192-5-0.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Wed, 18. Chris Shepherd (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 174-8-0, carp on poled pellets, peg 23 Penny’s Pond; John Hannam (Heads of the Valleys) 150-8-0; Ian Sutton (Iffers) 144-12-0.

Reedswood AC, Reedswood Pool, Walsall, W. Mids. Tues, 10. Craig Arnold (Allen’s Tackle, Leamore) 25-4-0, carp to 4 lb, paste down the edge, peg 24; Steve Arnold (Foster’s) 18-6-0.

Rhymney, Butetown Pond, Gwent. Sun, 14. John Hancock (Rhymney) 22-2-0, five bream with roach and perch, groundbait feedered maggots, peg on dam; Alan Thomas (New Tredegar) 4-2-0.

Rough Hay AC, Pipe Hill Fisheries, Lichfield, Staffs. Sun, 13, Birch Pool. Alan Meredith (Rough Hay AC) 33-12-0, carp to 5 lb, meat in margins, peg 14; Cliff Archbold (Rough Hay AC) 26-1-0. Pairs winners: Alan and Jez Meredith 58-12-0.

Sirhowy, Mathern Mill, Chepstow, Gwent. Sun, 20. John Ford (Swansea) 91-0-0, carp to 6 lb, corn in margins, Waterfall Lake; Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 89-0-0; Alan Davies (Trealaw) 81-0-0.

Spencer Works Pairs, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sat, 28. Phil Rawlings (Newport) 89-2-0, carp, poled pellets in margins, Penny’s Pond; Dave Turberville (Newport) 76-8-0; John Mack (Newport) 74-2-0. Pairs: Andy Price and nephew Aiden Williams, 13, (Newport) 7; John Mack and Martyn Truman (Newport) 7, lower.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Warks. Sun, 13. Darren Barrett (Coleshill DAA) 9-6-1, 180+ bits under his feet plus three three bream and a 1 lb perch, poled squatt, worm and caster, peg 65; Dave Anderson (ZLT) 6-10-10.

Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Mon, 17, Top Pool. Alex Harper (TBF Colts) 162-1-0, carp to 5 lb and mixed silvers, pellet at 4m and edges, peg 24; Wayne Sweetman (Tunnel Barn Farm) 159-9-0; Pete Caton (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 139-15-0. Tues, 19, over-50s, Jenny’s Pool. Wayne Sweetman (Tunnel Barn Farm) 141-12-0, F1s to 2 lb 8 oz, maggot through slop, peg 19; Chris Constable (TBF Vets) 104-4-0; Ron Davis (TBF Vets) 103-14-0. Thurs, 35, TBF Vets, Jenny’s and High. Pete Green (Coventry) 185-6-0, carp to 9 lb, bream to 4 lb, F1s and barbel, corn and pellet shallow and edges, Jenny’s 25; Ron Davis (TBF Vets) 156-3-0; Steve Johnson (TBF Vets) 151-9-0; Alan Higgs (Worcester) 121-11-0; Steve Stokes (TBF Vets) 120-12-0. Sat, 16, Jenny’s. Pete Rice (Bag’em) 212-10-0, 60 lb of carp plus F1s to 2 lb, pellet top two on the deck, peg 8; Wayne Sweetman (Tunnel Barn Farm) 210-10-0; Jack Harness (Daiwa OG) 170-0-0. Sun, 22, Extension Pool. Dave James (Mosella) 254-10-0, carp to 7 lb plus F1s to 2 lb, maggot shallow top two and margins, peg 19; Lee Richards (Packington) 221-9-0; J. Wilmott (Tunnel Barn Farm) 187-8-0; Pete Rice (Bag’em) 184-14-0.

Wassell Grove Ind SL, Hagley, Worcs. Sat, 18, Brook and Match pools. Ian Ross (Wassell Grove) 99-0-0, carp to 8 lb, long pole with pellet to island, Match peg 12; Dave Johnson Snr. (Club 2000) 69-4-0; Sam Parker (Club 2000) 59-2-0. League: Sam Parker (Club 2000) 5.

White Springs, Pontarddulais, nr Swansea. Wed, 15. Jim Hart (Neath) 163-12-0, carp and bream, poled pellets, new record for Match Lake; Chris Bradley (Neath) 105-12-0. Sun, 20. Llew Spinks (Swansea) 73-12-0, carp, poled pellets in margins, New Canal; Geoff Horner (Pembroke) and Dick Brunston (Pembroke) both 69-0-0.

Wolverhampton AA, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Penkridge, Staffs. Wed pm, 18. Alan Gough (Wolverhampton AA) 21-4-0, bream to 4 lb, poled red maggot over groundbait, Cross Keys peg 17; Joe Brennan (Maver Midlands) 7-8-0; Percy Humpage (Rough Hay AC) 6-14-0.

Wolverhampton Over-60s, Staffs -Worcs Canal, Otherton Lock to Rodbaston, Staffs. Wed, 21. Bert Simmill (Bilston Angling Centre) 4-15-14, roach and perch, poled caster, squatt and pinkie, peg 8; Barry Astbury (Cashmore’s AC) 4-9-12; Brian Lewis (Bridgtown Social AC) 4-5-12; Phil Blakemore (Bridgtown Social AC) 4-4-8.


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