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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers




* Angling Trust/Canal & River Trust Stillwater Championship Qualifier, Boddington Reservoir, Warks. Sat, 34. Terry Winston (Bonehill Mill) 85 Kg 880 gr, 27 carp and two roach, pellet wag, peg 83; Eamonn Brennan (Castlevale) 76.840; Phil Copley (Didcot) 71.310; Nigel Franklin (South Yardley) 58.320.

* Bucko’s Charity, Toft Farm, Dunchurch, Warwickshire. Sat, 34. Martin Paynter (Team Bucko) 157-8-0, 49 carp, poled pellet; Jake King (Miracle Baits) 146-4-0; Luke Downing (Team Bucko) 115-12-0; Jimmy Murfit (Team Bucko) 113-10-0.

* Maver Match This Qualifier, Larford Lakes, Stourport, Worcs. Sat, 109, Specimen, Arena and Match Lakes, 109. Simon Skelton (Middy) 135-12-0, carp to 18 lb, Method feeder and short poled pellet, Arena 44; Pete Upperton (Middy Meatbashers) 131-2-0; Jon Arthur (Maver Midlands) 115-4-0; Robert Taylor (Prestons) 104-9-0; Perry Stone (Yorkshire Bait) 101-9-0; Glen Butler (Bowlers) 95-4-0.

* Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Sat, 37, Meadow and Bank Pools. Ian Wood (Club 2000) 159-9-0, carp, poled paste down edge, peg 26 Bank; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 148-0-0; Steve Pearce (ABC) 137-8-0; Dave Gough (Wolverhampton) 131-12-0. Sun, 33, Island, Moors and Middle Pools. Paul Wedge (Mosella UK) 94-12-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet at 4m, peg 11 Middle Pool; Jeff Hodge (Moorlands) 87-12-0; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 86-14-0; Neil Gater (Moorlands) 78-9-0.

* Packington Somers, Molands Mere, Meriden, Warks. Sun, 45. Craig O’Brien (Fast Feeders) 92-2-0, carp and F1s, pellet shallow, 14 metres, peg 42; Ray Quinney (Packington) 66-13-0; Darren Sanders (Ringers Baits) 59-3-0; Matt Chapman (Smithys) and Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Matchbaits) both 45-13-0; Dave Rudge (Smithys) 42-0-0.

* Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop. Sun, 37, Sycamore and Willow Pools. Shane Rogers (Oakengates Angling Centre) 151-9-0, carp to 9 lb and barbel 3 lb, poled maggot down the side, peg 39 Sycamore; Gareth Emlyn (Oakengates Angling Centre) 151-0-0; Steve Roberts (Oakengates Angling Centre) 137-4-0; Dave Hailey (Preston Innovations Boldings) 134-2-0.

* Redditch Federation of Anglers, Arrow Valley Lake. Sat, 48. Paul Garner (Kamasan Starlets) 163-1-0, six carp plus 30 bream, Method with white boilies, peg 70;  Nigel Davis (Affers) 67-14-0; John Halfpenny (Affers) 63-4-8; Paddy McMahon (PIP Pellets) 43-6-0; Chris Senter (Smithys) 42-2-0; Ian Didcote (Bait-Tech Young Uns) 36-8-0.

Teams: Bait-Tech Young Uns (Ian Didcote, Kurtis Tranter,Mark Malin) 10; PIP Pellets 12; Affers 16; Shakespeare Handsford 17.

* Shakespeare Championship Qualifier, Warks Avon, Evesham. Sat, 83. Steve Hemingray (Drennan) 16-1-8, peg 6; Andrew Murphy (Tredegar AC) 10-6-0; Sean Ashby (Sensas) 8-3-0; Martyn Howard (Daiwa Gordon League) 7-9-0; Darran Bickerton (Sensas) 6-9-0. Qualifiers: Martyn Howard, Chris Jenkinson, Paul Norledge.

* Tony Faulkner Memorial, Patshull Park, Pattingham, Shropshire. Sun, 62, Great Lake. Rob Brennan (Stourport) 114-3-0, bream to 5 lb, pole to-hand, caster and worm, peg 54; Mack Stevens (Bolton) 85-0-0; Richard Smith (Walsall) 72-5-0; Derek Bennett (Saints) 50-7-0.

* Wychavon Championship Qualifier, Warks Avon, Evesham. Sun, 64. Scott Geens (Preston Innovations/ Sonubaits) 12-8-0, roach plus bonus bream, long pole and bloodworm, peg 64; Tony Marshall (Shakespeare) 11-8-0; Matt Godfrey (Pole Fishing) 8-13-0; Sam Wildsmith (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 8-4-0; Lee Kerry (Preston Innovations/Sonubaits) 7-11-0. Qualifiers: Nigel Davies, Nigel Bull, Scott Geens.


Results of smaller matches and midweekers

Aberglais, Redhill Fishery, Gwent. Sat, 19. Mark Williams (Abertysswg) 94-10-0, carp and bream, poled pellets, peg 10 on Penny’s Pond; Terry Jones (Merthyr) 93-14-0; Colin Rees (Merthyr) 87-5-0.

Bilston Angling Centre, Monkhall Fishery, Monkhopton, Shropshire. Wed, 15, Owl Pool. Steve Lovell (Mosella Black Country) 91-10-0; Pete Cartwright (Bilston Angling Centre) 84-1-0; John Hall (Bilston Angling Centre) 67-14-0. Sun, 15, Shropshire Union Canal , Pendeford, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Dave Pinches (Goldthorn Social) 15-9-0, five bream, poled red maggot plus 84 squatt fish, peg 1; Dennis Kneller (Anglers Peg) 13-2-0; Wilf Kneller (Bilston Angling Centre) 8-12-0.

Buckley, Trap Pool, Clwyd. Sun, 20. Mal Griffiths (Buckley) 34-6-0, roach, bream and ide, peg 33; Pete Evans (Buckley) 22-9-0; Bill Morrant (Buckley) and Pete Wright (Buckley) 16-12-0.

Cefn Mably Lakes, Cardiff. Wed, 21, Over-50s. Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 89-9-0, carp, poled meat over casters, peg on Match Lake; Iain Stuart (Glamorgan Rebels) 64-4-0; Paddy Payne (Merthyr) 63-0-0; Jim Palmer (Cardiff) 56-0-0.

Connah’s Quay, Lower Ridge Farm. Sun, 20. Winston Duckers (Chester) 38-10-0, carp and ide, fishing to island, Lake 1; Brian Probert (Connah’s Quay) 27-1-0; Graham Peabody (Connah’s Quay) 26-10-0.

DRSA Forces Annual, Patshull Fishery, Pattingham, Shropshire. Fri, 40, Great Lake. Section 1: Andy Blay (DRSA) 28-4-0; Section 2: Barry Hall (Sensas) 30-8-0; Section 3: Roy Whincup (Stanjays) 40-6-0; Section 4: Barry Dighton (DRSA) 26-9-0. Sat. Great Lake , 40. Section 1: Billy Underwood (DRSA) 38-0-0; Section 2: Tex Sutton (DRSA) 21-10-0; Section 3: Klaus Fix (Coventry) 60-15-0; Section 4: Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 32-13-0. Overall: Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 5, 50-13-0; Tex Southern (DRSA) 3 45-14-0; Simon Harris (Little Dawley) 4 52-2-0; Roy Whincup (Stanjays) 52-8-0.

Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich. Thurs. 17. Trevor Burton (Baggeridge Angling Club) 222-6-0, carp, poled pellet and corn, Heron peg 13. Martin Williams (Gornal Fiveways) 208-10-0; Charlie Jeavons (Greenman) 188-6-0. Sat. 21. Terry Butler (Pro-Line) 302-5-0, carp, poled corn, Heron peg 6. Roy Richardson (Elmbridge) 172-8-0; Richard Buxton (Bridgnorth Tackle) 161-0-0. Sun. 20. Gary Butler (Phoenix) 163-0-0, carp, poled maggot, Heron peg 6. Carl Bennett (J and P Tackle) 162-7-0; Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 148-8-0.

Forest of Dean, Phocle Pool, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. Sun, 18. Dennis Sherwood (Wye Angling) 115-5-0, carp to 8 lb, poled corn tight to near bank, peg 9; John Beddis (RFODAC) 72-0-0; Mike Shields (RFODAC) 71-8-0.

Furnace Mill Fishery, Wyre Forest, Bewdley. Sun, 14, Mucky Meadow. Paul Cook (Maver/Mark’s Tackle) 137-14-0, carp to 8 lb, poled sweetcorn, peg 51; Kevin Johnson (Johnson Dry Wall) 116-6-0; Andy Gwillam (WFR) 80-11-0.

Glamorgan, Carol’s Pool, Barry, S. Wales. Sun, 20. Martin Giddy (Barry) 54-12-0, carp, worm and caster in the margins, peg on point; John Cox (Bridgend) 19-12-0; Dean Jay (Dinas Powys) 19-4-0.

Goodyear AC, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Slade Heath, Staffs. Thurs, 12. Mel Wood (Team GB Four Ashes) 8-0-0, two chub, poled maggot, peg 10; Gus Godfrey (Goodyear) 7-2-0; Dave Smith (Bridgtown) 5-0-0. Sun, 16, Dan’s Pool, Fearherstone, Stafford. John Taylor (Goodyear) 58-5-0, carp to 6 lb, poled meat, peg 22; Steve Thomson (Goodyear) 45-2-0; Paul Martin (Goodyear) 38-14-0.


Halesowen Royal British Legion, Dudley No.1 Canal, Merry Hill. Sun, 17. Ken Whitmore (Halesowen RBL) 12-0-0, chub to 3 lb, poled caster, peg 51; Stewart Mulheron (Halesowen RBL) 5-12-0; John Billingham (Halesowen RBL) 4-11-0.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks. Thurs. 14. Dave Markham (Hawkesbury) 107-7-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 37; Rolly Sturdy (Hawkesbury/Tetley) 91-0-0; John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 90-2-0. Sat. 15. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 97-11-0, carp, poled corn, peg 8; James Rock (Army) 88-14-0; John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 88-0-0. Sun, 23. Mark Sawyer (Hawkesbury) 100-7-0, carp, poled corn, peg 11; Andy Findlay (Sonubaits) 82-4-0; Chris Howe (Hawkesbury) 77-8-0.

Holgan Farm, Llawhaden, West Wales. Sun, 19. Colin Bates (Haverfordwest) 93-14-0, carp, poled pellets in margins and up in water, peg 17 Match Lake; Mike Gordon (Somerset) 64-6-0; Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 58-14-0.

Izaak Walton Fishery, Chebsey, Stafford. Wed, 12. Paul Shone (Northwood Inn) 99-12-0, carp, poled pellet; John Wild (Stafford) 78-9-0; Gordon Slack (Trentham) 69-7-0. Fri, 12. Paul Carnwell (Garbolino/Bait Tech) 178-13-0, carp, poled pellet; Chris Jones (Crewe Carp ‘n Match) 162-3-0; Neil Edwards (Meir and Longton RBL) 105-7-0. Sat, 12. Neil Edwards (Meir and Longton RBL) 65-10-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Ted Ecclestone (Izaak Walton) 50-9-0; John Wild (Stafford) 49-2-0.

New City Anglers, Lliswerry Pond, Newport, Gwent. Sun, 19. Steve Cowhen (Newport) 17-12-0, tench, roach and rudd, float fished maggots and casters, peg 27 on field side; Dave Wells (Newport) 14-8-0; Steve Hughes (Newport) 8-5-0.

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Maver Solihull Angling Centre, Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks. Wed, 15. Derek Hartshorn (Swann Baits) 70-9-0, F1’s, poled pellet, Molands peg 56; Ian Keywood (Maver Solihull Angling Centre) 70-3-0; Mick Bull (Dynamite Baits) 66-2-0.

Monk Hall Fishery, Monkhopton, Salop. Sun, 24. Bob Baker (Old Ghost) 120-10-0, carp, poled pellet, corn and maggot, peg 9, Owl Pool; Dean Sheldon (Fosters) 67-5-0; Ross Sheldon (Grant Albutt Angling Supplies) 59-9-0; Simon Evans (Monk Hall) 53-6-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Tues, Silver Pool. Ryan Thacker (Moorlands) 153-9-0, carp and F1s, poled meat down edge, peg 46; Paul Gadd (Hunnington) 130-1-0; Lawrence Connolly (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 120-12-0. Wed, 30, over-50s, Meadow. Paul Addlington (Club 2000) 151-13-0, carp, poled pellet down edge, peg 54; Ryan Thacker (Moorlands) 125-9-0; Dave Williams (Halesowen RBL) 114-6-0. Thurs, 22. Ian Wood (Club 2000) 199-3-0, carp, poled paste down the edge, peg 25 Island; Paul Foster (Blackheath) 178-1-0; Pete Wellington (Moorlands) 165-14-0. Fri pm, 19. Pete Mace (Autism Birmingham) 123-12-0, carp, poled maggot down edge, Meadow peg 12; Phil Cobb (Mosella Black Country) 114-6-0; Craig Arms (Moorlands) 99-14-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington. Wed. 15. Chris Telling (Colmic) 231-12-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet, Middle peg 6; Pete Bennett (Banbury Gunsmiths) 186-0-0; Lesley Seabright (Cheltenham) 174-12-0; Mark Parsons (Alcester Sports) 154-12-0. Thurs, 25. Paul Little (Tacklesaver) 173-4-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 16 Middle; Mark Parsons (Alcester Sports) 152-12-0; John Bench (Manor Farm Leisure) 145-8-0; Steve Johnson (Acorn Angling) 139-0-0. Sat, 15. Nigel Seabright (Cheltenham) 159-4-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet, Windmill peg 26; Andy Grimes (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 115-12-0; Alan Parry (Harris MG) 104-8-0; Steve Harris (Harris MG) 101-12-0. Sun, 29. Neil McKinnon (Preston Innovations) 149-4-0, carp and skimmers, pellet waggler and poled pellet, Island peg 26; Chris Cameron (Middy/Old Ghost) 148-10-0; Jason Morris (Shipston AC) 147-8-0; Steve Beard (Shipston AC) 116-8-0; Rob McKenzie (Gloucester Angling Centre) 111-10-0; Mark Hemming (Lodge Park) 101-14-0.

Newport, Morgans Pond, Gwent. Sun, 25. Giles Cochrane (Cwmbran) 39-12-0, bream, long pole with chopped worm over casters, peg 102; Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 27-0-0; Andis Schneider (Newport) 22-10-0; Chris Shephard (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 21-12-0. Sat, 15, Juniors, School Pool. Morgan James (Newport) 30-5-0 fourth consecutive win, F1s on pole and pellets, peg 40 by lilies; Aiden Williams (Newport) 28-2-0; Callum McCarthy (Newport) 25-14-0.

Nisa Feeders, Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks. Wed, 26. Max Higgott (Team Makins) 121-10-0, carp, method and pellet and poled paste down the edge, peg B17 Lake Two; Dave McDowell (Coventry) 113-4-0; Ian Hughes (Browning) 111-4-0; John Adamson (Nisa) 102-0-0. Thurs, 22. Chris Neal (Rutlanders) 132-4-0, carp and bream, poled paste, peg 4, Snake Pool; Terry Cockburn snr (Coalville) 88-4-0; Steve French (West Lodge MG) 66-0-0; Mick White (Coalville) 65-4-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks. Sat, 25, Geary’s Level. Max Higgott (Team Makins) 55-12-0, carp, poled paste, peg 28; Ian Keywood (Maver Solihull Angling) 51-10-0; Danny Tresigne (Packington) 51-7-0.

Pontymister, Monmouthshire Canal, Risca. Sun, 24. Anthony Day (Cross Keys) 7-11-0, one carp plus roach and skimmers, poled maggots, peg 11 at Woodview; Geoff Phillips (Cross Keys) 6-14-0; John Harvey (Risca) 6-12-0.

Poole Hall, Alveley, Salop, Heron Pool. Sun, 14. Tommy Thompson (Poole Hall) 68-8-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 67; Dave Butler (Walsall) 64-0-0; Colin Mathews (Poole Hall) 60-12-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop. Mon, 12. Josh Humphreys (ABC) 93-0-0, carp to 7 lb, poled pellet, maggot and corn fished shallow, Chestnut peg 9; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 92-1-0; Dave Matson (Rod and Gun) 75-13-0; Martin Jenkins (Wolves) 49-7-0. Wed, 12. Matt Stobbs (Oakengates Angling Centre) 113-1-0, carp to 3 lb, poled pellet shallow, peg 5 Ash; Pete Davidson (Oakengates Angling Centre) 100-5-0; Mick Jameson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 90-7-0. Thurs, 33. Howard Williams (Tri-Cast Weston) 71-5-0, carp to 7 lb and skimmers 2 lb, poled pellet down side, peg 33 Sycamore; Paul Gregory (Swan Elite) 70-4-0; Steve Roberts (Oakengates Angling Centre) 67-6-0; Mick Jameson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 58-7-0. Sat, 12. Ian Morris (Oakengates Angling Centre) 95-6-0, carp to 7 lb, poled pellet shallow, Sycamore peg 13; Dave Craggs (Maver Midlands) 91-15-0; Colin Wozek (Matrix Total Angling) 89-14-0.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Wed, 15, pole-only. Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 158-4-0, carp, poled pellets, peg 12 Penny’s Pond; Alan Davies (Sensas Nomads) 143-6-0; Dennis O’Leary (Ebbw Vale) 129-12-0.

Rhymney, Monmouthshire Canal, Llanfoist. Sun, 16. Colin Whitehouse (Rhymney) 3-8-0, roach and perch, pole and pinkies, peg on straight; Martin Thomas (Merthyr) 3-2-0; Keith Price (Tredegar) 2-8-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Brum. Sun, 11. Ian Haddon (Weddington) 9-11-0, bream, roach and perch, poled caster, peg 67; Martin Lane (Attleborough Sports) 7-14-12; Ant South (Dams and Lock) 6-7-4.

Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Mon, 20, Bottom Pool. Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 123-12-0, carp and F1s, poled paste at 2m and down edge, peg 15; Malcolm Jones (Banbury Gunsmiths) 103-2-0; Dave Chapman (White Hart Coventry) 81-7-0. Tues, 30, over-50s, Club and Jenny’s Pools. John Merchant (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 128-10-0, carp, poled paste at 6m, peg 11. Dave Chapman (White Hart Coventry) 125-9-0; Dave Waldron (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 112-10-0; John Berry (White Hart Coventry) 111-12-0; Dave Purvis (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 111-3-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 104-6-0. Wed, 18, Canal Pool. Richard Knowles (Shakespeare) 130-14-0, F1s, skimmers, roach and barbel, poled maggot at 1 and 2m and down edge, peg 16; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 104-11-0; Dave Kruckow (Decca Angling Club) 97-14-0. Thurs, 67, Veterans, House Pools 1 and 2 & New Pool. Dave Purvis (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 115-2-0, F1s, poled paste at 1 and 2m and down the edge, peg 31, New Pool; Ron Allam (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 108-1-0; Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 94-10-0; Tony McQuire (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 83-9-0; Dave Rowbury (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 53-13-0; Paul Jayes (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 52-15-0. Fri, 18, Bottom Pool. Ade Mansfield (Shakespeare) 136-10-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet at 12m to island, peg 5; Tom Neal (Rutlanders) 132-7-0; Les Wetton (Tunnel Barn Farm/F1 Baits) 110-2-0; Chris Neal (Rutlanders) 103-14-0; Ben Hart (Tamworth Tackle) 101-8-0. Sun, 22, House Pool 2. Jon Arthur (Pole Fishing/Maver Midlands) 138-1-0, F1s, poled pellet at 16m to island, peg 22; David James (Mosella) 123-5-0; Matt Djukic (Shimano) 117-1-0; Wayne Sweetman (Tunnel Barn Farm) 111-14-0. Note: RIP Ben Donnelley (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) from all your friends. Our deepest sympathies to your family.

Wassell Grove, Hagley, Stourbridge, West Midlands. Sat, 16, Match Pool. Trevor Hodges (Weather Tech Roofing) 130-8-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet, peg 16; Alan Gethen (Club 2000) 106-4-0; Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 104-0-0.

White Springs, Pontarddulais, nr Swansea. Neil Daniels (Browning West Wales) 101-14-0, carp and bream, pole and pellets, Canal Lake; Alan Godrich (Swansea) 101-14-0; Chris Wells (Burry Port) 90-12-0.

Wolverhampton AA, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Penkridge. 11. Dave Lloyd (Dudley Bait and Tackle) 17-6-0, chub, poled caster and worm, peg 9; Steve Cope (Team GB Four Ashes) 9-4-0; Paul Turner (Wolverhampton AA Van den Eynde) 9-3-8.

Wolverhampton Over 60s, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Acton Trussell, Stafford. Wed, 22. Stef Johanson (Team Eclipse) 8-3-6, roach, perch and gudgeon, poled squatt and pinkie, peg 8; Alan Round (Browning Lifestyle) 5-8-13; Cliff Harrison (Bridgtown) 5-0-0.

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