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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year Qualifiers

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* Bridgnorth AS, River Severn, Linley Bank, Bridgnorth, Salop. Sun, 30. Colin Jones (Bridgnorth AS) 35-0-0, seven barbel, pellet feeder, Wren’s Nest peg 3; Matt Hamilton (Droitwich) 31-8-0; Keith Russell (Bell Otters) 30-13-0; Les Handforth (Bell Otters) 27-8-0.

* Dams and Lock SL, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Minworth, Warks. Sun, 60. Derek Jackson (Dams and Lock Blue) 12-13-0, ten skimmers, poled caster, peg 29; Darren Massey (Shakespeare Superteam) 12-12-8; Martin Owen (Browning Lifestyle Red) 9-1-0; Simon Nickless (Dams and Lock Red) 9-0-0; Pete Allwood (Measham) 8-8-0; Darren Lewis (Shakespeare Superteam) 8-3-4. Teams: Shakespeare Superteam 20 (26-12-8); Dams and Lock Blue 20 (25-0-15); Measham 23; Mosella Bait-Tech Blue 25; Mosella Bait-Tech Purple 25; Browning Lifestyle Blue 27. League: Shakespeare Superteam 34; Browning Lifestyle Blue 43; Dams and Lock Blue 49; Browning Lifestyle Red 50; Mosella Bait-Tech Blue 57; Shakespeare Agility 63.

* Evesham Championship Qualifier, River Avon, Evesham, Warks. Sun, 87. Karl Biddle (Hereford) 27-0-0, bream, worm, peg 1; Andy Johnstone OBE (Garbolino RAF/Tri-Cast Weston Team Wales) 17-0-0; Matt Webb (Abbotts Salford AC) 11-15-0; Jim Brockie (Alcester Sports) 11-6-0; Tim Noke (Worcester) 9-1-0.

* Maver Mega Match This! Qualifier, Tunnel Barn Farm, Warks. Sat, 97, Canal, Club, Jenny’s, Extension and House pools. Jon Arthur (Drennan) 247-6-0, carp to 8 lb, meat and caster in the margins, House peg 33; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 233-6-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 224-7-0; Lee Richards (Packington) 192-4-0; Lee Heaven (Packington) 191-15-0; Jason Brown (Maver Midlands) 173-2-0.

* Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Sat, 38, Silver, Moors and Middle pools. Neville Groves (Foster’s) 203-6-0, carp to 10 lb plus F1s to 3 lb, pellet down edge, Moors peg 6; Chris Hill (Mosella) 130-13-0; Ron Biggs (OHMS) 110-2-0; Colin Pace (CPA) 90-0-0; John Bagley (Steven’s Tackle) 78-8-0. Sun, 32, Bank and Moors. Iwan Mills (Robin’s Timber) 169-14-0, carp to 8 lb, corn down the edge, Bank peg 25; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 140-14-0; Neville Groves (Foster’s) 121-9-0; Richard Kings (CPA) 108-5-0; Richard Kings (CPA) 108-5-0; George Reynolds (CPA) 108-4-0.

* Wychavon Championship Qualifier, River Avon, Evesham, Warks. Sat, 86. Paul Jackson (Gloucester) 6-12-0, mixed bag, various baits, peg 52; Steve Hemming (Bidford AC) 6-6-0; Brian Powell (Tipton) 6-2-0; Tony Davis (Shakespeare Superteam) 5-11-0; Kevin Ellaby (Dyfed-Powys) 5-0-0.



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Aberglais, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sat, 18, Tilleys Pond. Mark Williams (Abertysswg) 89-9-0, carp, corn in margins, peg 6; Frank Davies (Tredegar) 85-8-0; Mark Jones (Merthyr) 75-8-0.

Bilston Angling Centre, Shropshire Union Canal, Brewood, Staffs. Wed, 14. Barry Williams (Bilston Angling Centre) 11-11-0, roach and skimmers, poled squatt and pinkie over groundbait, peg 9; Richard Guest (Maver Midlands) 11-9-0; Sam Rushton (Mosella Bait-Tech) 10-11-8.

Bridgtown Social AC, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Coven, Staffs. Sun, 8. Phil Blakemore (Bridgtown Social AC) 6-3-3, perch to 1 lb, roach and gudgeon, poled worm and red maggot, peg 10.

Cashmore’s, Cannock Extension Canal, Pelsall, W. Mids. Sat, 18. Paul Jeffrey (Cashmore’s) 6-0-12, two tench, worm and caster, peg 4; Tony Kulik (Cashmore’s) 5-7-12; Chris Dean (Cashmore’s) 5-3-4.

Cefn Mably Lakes, Cardiff. Wed, 20, over-50s. Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 83-0-0, carp, poled pellets, pegged by car park on Match Lake; Lyn Jones (Cefn Hengoed) 71-0-0; Brian Protheroe (Merthyr) 65-8-0.

Cradley Heath Labour AC, Brockamin Pools, Worcester. Sun, 15. Richie Owen (Cradley Heath Labour) 93-2-0, carp to 10 lb, pellet waggler then maggot down edge, peg 10; Simon West (Cradley Heath Labour) 74-0-0.

Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Worcs. Thurs, 24, Heron Pool. Sam Parker (Club 2000) 190-10-0, carp, pellet down edge, peg 16; Geoff Darlow (Redstone Caravan Park) 127-6-0; John Baillon (Phoenix) 126-2-0. Sat, 14, Heron. Bill Hodgetts (Elmbridge) 263-8-0, carp, pellet and corn, peg 11; Allen Percy (Harris MG) 248-6-0. Sun, 11, Peacock. Craig Arnold (Allen’s Tackle Leamore) 112-2-0, carp, pellet and corn, peg 11.

Furnace Mill, Bewdley, Worcs. Sun, 10. Kev Johnson (Johnson Dry Wall) 102-2-0, carp to 6 lb, maggot down edge over Marukyu EFG131/OG F1s Match groundbait, peg 13; Kev Williams (Wolverhampton) 90-9-0.

Goodyear AC, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Coven, Staffs. Thurs pm, 13. Ray Campbell (Sankey’s) 6-3-0, roach and perch, poled caster, peg 13 near Moat House bridge; Bruce Birch (Four Ashes AC) 4-4-2. Sun, 12, Dan’s Pool, Featherstone, W. Mids. Colin Upton (Goodyear AC) 64-8-0, carp to 5 lb, corn and meat, peg 9; John Taylor (Goodyear AC) 63-13-0.

Hawkesbury Hall Farm, Bedworth, Warks. Thurs, 14, Match Pool. Ms Suzi Smith (Kobra Feeders) 107-11-0, carp to 10 lb, Method feeder and poled meat and corn, peg 37; Richard E. Grant (Hawkesbury) 107-6-0. Sat, 16. Dave Armstrong (Hawkesbury) 98-1-0, carp, bream, chub, roach and perch, peg 13; Paul Reynolds (Hawkesbury) 97-3-0; Richard E. Grant (Hawkesbury) 87-14-0.

Holgan Farm, Llawhaden, W. Wales. Sun, 19. Kev Roberts (Rosegarden) 89-8-0, carp, feedered pellets to island and pole in margins, Match Lake; Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 87-1-0; Gordon Abbott (Durham) 83-8-0.

Iffers, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sat, 20. Glyn Sherwood (Wye Angling) 119-14-0, carp, poled corn, maggots and worms, peg 32 Penny’s Pond; Wayne Meek (Iffers) 101-12-0; John Macklin (Lydney) 90-4-0. Silvers: Sam Prosser (Iffers) 22-14-0.

Kings Pools, Shareshill, Wolverhampton, W. Mids. Wed, 20, Big Match Pool. Chris Robson (King’s) 58-12-0, F1s to 2 lb, pellet, peg 34; Gwyn Jones (King’s) 46-13-0; Les Willey (King’s) 45-10-0.

Merthyr, Cyfartha Park Lake, S. Glamorgan. Sun, 15. Jason Woodford (Merthyr) 11-0-0, bream, roach and perch, feedered maggots, peg on road side; Dave Couzens (Merthyr) 10-10-0; William Morecroft (Merthyr) 8-12-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Tues, 21, Meadow Pool. Geoff Darlow (Redstone Caravan Park) 102-6-0, carp to 6 lb, corn down edge, peg 54; Bill Rathbone (St. Francis) 82-4-0; Syd Julian (Moorlands) 56-8-0; Steve Wright (Miracle Baits) 47-0-0. Wed, 22, Over-50s, Silver. Paul Bailey (Moorlands) 98-10-0, carp to 6 lb plus F1s, pellet down edge, peg 2; Tony Attwood (Foster’s) 82-14-0; Mal Watson (DGL) 80-8-0; Bill Drew (Bewdley) 76-2-0. Thurs, 28, Bank, Moors and Island. Danny Maxfield (Maver Midlands) 213-13-0, carp to 10 lb, pellet down edge, Island peg 26; George Reynolds (CPA) 199-14-0; Syd Julian (Moorlands) 185-10-0; DJ Williams (Halesowen RBL) 148-9-0. Fri pm, 22, Bank and Island. Kevin Roderick (CPA) 215-0-0, carp to 10 lb, pellet and macaroni cheese, Bank peg 25; Dave Pritchard (Moorlands) 172-12-0; Pete Mace (Autism B’ham) 171-6-0; Albert Jones (Moorlands) 131-8-0.

New City Anglers, Lliswerry Pond, Newport, Gwent. Sun, 18. Steve Cowhen (Newport) 18-2-0, tench, waggler and casters, peg 25 park side; Peter Thompson (Newport) 12-6-0; Dave Sprouse (Newport) 6-8-0.

Newport, Woodstock Pond, Gwent. Sat, 14. Ryan Murphy (Bargoed) 39-0-0, carp and bream, poled pellets, peg 30; Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 32-2-0. Sun, 17, School Pool. Phil Weaver (Newport) 51-8-0, F1s, pole and feedered pellets, bay peg 52; Shaun Wilson (Trethomas) 47-4-0; Chris Shepherd (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 41-0-0.

Nisa, Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks. Wed, 24, Phase 1 Lake 2. Ian Hughes (Browning Central) 126-14-0, carp to 7 lb, bomb and pellet, peg B17; Steve Ringer (Daiwa/Guru) 85-2-0; Andy David (Derby) 70-2-0; Terry Cockburn Jnr. (Barnsley Juniors) 66-6-0. Thurs, 22, Crater and Reptile pools. Pete Caton (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 111-10-0, carp to 6 lb, long poled pellet to island, Reptile 17; Keith Hudson (Match Catch) 85-2-0; Sean Huggins (Dynamite Baits) 70-12-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, W. Mids. Wed, 25, Molands Mere. Steve Edwards (Packington) 103-4-0, carp to 8 lb plus F1s to 4 lb, pellet waggler, peg 45; Dean Newton (Smithy’s) 81-6-0; Danny Tresigne (Packington Alvechurch) 80-10-0; Ms Suzi Smith (Kobra Feeders) 79-11-0. Sat, 24, Little Geary’s Pool. Chris Newton (Smithy’s) 75-11-0, carp to 8 lb plus F1s to 4 lb, pellet feeder, peg 21; Greg Satchel (Packington) 48-10-0; Ms Suzi Smith (Kobra Feeders) 46-8-0; Ray Quinney (Packington) 46-2-0. Sun, 20, Big Geary’s Pool. John Newton (Smithy’s) 146-8-0, carp to 17 lb and skimmers, maggot and caster, peg 6; Chris Newton (Smithy’s) 105-10-0; Dean Newton (Smithy’s) 80-2-0.

Parkes’ Hall AC, PI Woodland View, Hadley, Worcs. Sun, 16, Arles Pool. Jamie Trevis (Parkes’ Hall AC) 75-1-0, carp to 8 lb, corn on the bottom at 8m and margins, peg 20; Les Harris (Parkes’ Hall AC) 68-6-0; Steve Worton (J and P Tackle) 66-0-0.

Poole Hall, Alveley, Salop. Sun, 12. Steve Burrows (Poole Hall) 111-10-0, carp to 12 lb, meat and corn, peg 47; Alan Goode (Poole Hall) 85-9-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop. Mon, 14, Willow Pool. Josh Humphreys (ABC) 129-11-0, carp to 7 lb and barbel to 3 lb, corn and pellet down sides, peg 9; Steve Woodhall (OAC) 91-14-0. Wed, 17, Stock, Acorn and Middle. Josh Humphreys (ABC) 128-0-0, carp to 7 lb, maggot down sides, Stock peg 7; Matt Stobbs (OAC) 119-11-0; Colin Wozek (Matrix TA) 96-7-0. Thurs, 28, Willows. Dave Emlyn (OAC) 105-0-0, carp to 7 lb and barbel, maggot down sides, peg 22; Tony Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings) 97-5-0; Gareth Emlyn (OAC) 96-2-0; Paul Evans (Preston Innovations Boldings) 82-8-0. Sat, 18, Willows. Andy Kyte (Maver Midlands) 147-14-0, carp to 5 lb and barbel, pellet shallow, peg 11; Paul Wheeler (Preston Innovations Boldings) 120-14-0; Phil Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings) 120-0-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcs. Tues, 15, Arles Pool. Andrew Quarmby (Peg One Angling) 128-4-0, carp, pellet, peg 14; Dick Kinnersley (Loughborough) 90-0-0; John May Jnr. (Woodlands) 70-0-0. Fri pm, 16, Ghost. Chris Senter (Alan’s Tackle) 257-0-0, carp, pellet, peg 17; Steve Ford (DGL) 256-8-0; Andrew Quarmby (Peg One Angling) 206-8-0. Sat, 18, Deans. Rich Edmunds (Woodlands) 184-6-0, carp, pellet, peg 11; Paul Foster (Starlets Vets) 117-12-0; Mike Edge (Woodlands) 113-6-0. Sun pm, 18, Deans. Dave Johnson Snr. (Club 2000) 266-8-0, carp, pellet, peg 60; Carl Hopps (Woodlands) 220-8-0; Phil Bishop (Peg One Angling) 175-4-0.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Wed, 16. Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 173-4-0, carp, corn over groundbait in margins, peg 2 Sophie’s Pond; Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 117-12-0; Brian King (Ebbw Vale) 114-0-0.

Reedswood AC, Reedswood Pool, Walsall, W. Mids. Tues, 9. Les Willey (King’s) 19-1-0, carp and tench, paste at 7m, peg 2; Ryan Blakemore (Beechdale AC) 18-12-0.

Rhymney, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sun, 17. Brian Jones (Rhymney) 91-5-0, carp, poled pellets, Molly’s Pond; Ian Jones (Fochriw) 74-13-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Warks. Sun, 7. Graham Massey (Dams and Lock) 4-13-0, little roach, perch and hand skimmers, poled squatt, peg 45.

Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Mon, 15, Canal Pool. Pete Caton (Banbury Gunsmiths Drennan) 179-9-0, carp to 4 lb, bream to 2 lb 8 oz, roach and tench to 1 lb, pellet and paste, peg 7; Pete Rice (Bag’em) 171-2-0; Dennis Lutwych (Hawkesbury) 155-5-0.  Tues, 23, Over-50s, Canal and Club. Dave Chapman (White Hart) 239-4-0, F1s to 4 lb and barbel to 2 lb 8 oz, paste in margins, Club peg 11; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 178-2-0; John Berry (White Hart) 167-9-0; Ray Allam (TBF Vets) 142-1-0. Thurs, 50, TBF Vets, High, Canal and Club. John Merchant (Quality Baits) 182-0-0, carp to 5 lb, F1s and barbel, paste on deck and pellet shallow at 4m, High peg 4; Dave Purvis (TBF Vets) 164-2-0; Chris Constable (TBF Vets) 163-13-0; Steve Johnson (TBF Vets) 158-7-0; Dave Chapman (White Hart) 145-2-0. Fri, 17, Canal Pool. Scott Jones (Miracle Baits) 165-9-0, 60 lb of carp plus F1s to 2 lb 8 oz, pellet down the edge and caster shallow, peg 1; Pete Caton (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 138-1-0; Ade Mansfield (Shakespeare Superteam) 136-14-0. Sun, 18, Extension Pool. Pete Rice (Bag’em) 234-9-0, 60 lb of stockies, F1s to 2½ lb plus a couple of carp to 4 lb, pellet in margins and shallow, peg 37; Alan Higgs (Tunnel Barn Farm) 175-5-0; Paul Finch (Breaking Stones AC) 151-14-0.

Wassell Grove Ind SL, Hagley, Worcs. Sat, 18, Brook and Match. Dave Johnson Snr. (Club 2000) 144-8-0, carp to 10 lb, pellet long to island, Brook peg 6; Josh Parker (Wassell Grove) 73-4-0; Terry Homer (Club 2000) 68-4-0.League: Sam Parker 8; Dave Johnson Snr. and Terry Homer both 9.

White Springs, Pontarddulais, nr Swansea. Wed, 14. Dan Bowen (White Springs) 167-10-0, carp, poled pellets, pegged on New Canal; Alan Godrich (Swansea) 118-0-0. Sun, 19. Alan Godrich (Swansea) 130-8-0, carp and bream, poled pellets and corn, peg on Match Lake; Geoff Horner (Pembroke) 112-0-0; John Smith (Swansea) 97-0-0.

Wolverhampton Over-60s, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Acton Trussell, Staffs. Wed, 16.  Dave Rayson (Bridgtown Social AC) 4-1-0, blade roach, gudgeon and perch, poled squatt and pinkie, peg 6; Colin Tillet (Cannock) 3-15-9; John Young (Bridgtown Social) 3-13-14.



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