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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers

* Bishop’s Bowl Winter Pairs, Bishops Bowl, nr. Leamington Spa, Warks. Sun, 34. Jason Redgrave (Bishop Bowl) 65-2-0, small carp, long poled pellet and maggot, peg 1; Damian Green (Team Guru) 37-10-0; Justin Ashby (Banbury Gunsmiths) 29-2-0; Derek Cullip (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 24-4-0; Steve Allison (Bishop’s Baggers) 23-6-0. Pair: Jason Redgrave (Bishop’s Bowl) & Jim Murfitt (Mosella Banks & Burr) 2 pts.

* Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Sat, 34, Bank, Moors, Island and Silver pools. Iwan Mills (Robins Timber) 68-7-0, F1s, maggot at 4m, peg 5 Silver; Pete Kruckow (Decca AC) 68-3-0; Colin Pace (Colin Pace Academy) 62-10-0. Sun, 36, Silver Pool. Paul Hadlington (Club 2000) 51-14-0, F1s, maggot at 6m, peg 34; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 38-15-0; Rob Avery (Redditch Kingfisher) 38-0-0; Iwan Mills (Robins Timber) 37-10-0.

* Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Sat, 43, Canal, Club and Jennys pools. Pete Rice (Bag’em Matchbaits) 108-0-0, carp and F1s, maggot at 2m; Tony Ainsworth (Mid-City) 78-0-0; Paul Bick (Shakespeare Superteam) 78-0-0; Ade Linsey (Maver Gold Bag’em) 69-5-0; Pete Caton (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 64-6-0; Jamie Jones (Maver Gold Bag’em) 59-2-0.

* White Springs, Pontarddulais, nr. Swansea. Sun, 30. Steve Davies (Burry Port) 54-4-0, carp and bream, poled pellets, peg on New Canal; Ian Exall (Frenzee South West) 53-5-0; Nigel Morris (Tredegar Angling Centre) 51-0-0; Alan Mitchell (Frenzee South West) 48-0-0.


 Tommy Pickering’s latest monthly winner , plus a big Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year leaderboard,  is ONLY in this week’s brilliant MatchMail section in Angler’s Mail magazine. Read it! 




Smaller fishing match results


Cefn Mably Lakes, Cardiff. Wed, 14, Over-50s. Paddy Payne (Merthyr) 20-2-0, skimmers, long pole and maggots, Horseshoe Lake; Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 19-0-0; Brian Protheroe (Merthyr) 16-0-0.

Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Worcs. Thurs, 11, Heron Pool. Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 39-8-0, carp, pellet waggler, peg 36; Rob Geaps (Club 2000) 35-6-0; Tony Webb (Phils Tackle) 15-6-0. Sat, 15, Heron. Bill Hodgetts (Elmbridge) 35-0-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 36; Mark Bradley (M and B) 22-8-0; Rob Geaps (Club 2000) 21-0-0. Sun, 14, Pheasant Pool. Rob Geaps (Club 2000) 44-8-0, carp, poled pellet and corn, peg 37; Jeff Darlow (Redstone) 28-6-0; Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 26-8-0.

Forest of Dean, Steam Mills Lake, Cinderford, Gloucs. Sun, 5. Mark Lewis (RFODAC) 9-0-0, bream, roach and a venue record 2 lb 9 oz perch, feedered maggots, peg 9.

Goodyear AC, Shropshire Union Canal, Cowley Turnover Bridge, Church Eaton, Staffs. Sun, 6. Ray Bates (Goodyear AC) 1-7-0, small roach, poled pinkie and caster, peg 6; Johnny Benness (Goodyear AC) 1-1-0.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks. Thurs, 12. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 25-6-0, carp and bream, poled pellet and maggot, peg 20; Dennis Lutwytche (Hawkesbury) 19-10-0; George Cairnes (Hawkesbury/Kodak) 18-0-0. Sat, 15. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 35-8-0, carp, wagglered corn, peg 1; Rolly Sturdy (Hawkesbury/Tetley) 26-8-0; Charlie Merritt (Hawkesbury) 25-2-0. Sun, 17. Vincent Siniscalco (Hawkesbury) 38-5-0, carp, straight lead and corn, peg 5; Jamie Galliford (Hawkesbury) 25-6-0; Dennis Lutwytche (Hawkesbury) 23-12-0.

Iffers, Staunton Court, Gloucs. Sat, 13. Alan Simmonds (Iffers) 57-0-0, carp, pole and pellets, middle peg on grass bank; Darran Saunders (Iffers) 42-15-0; Gordon Emms (Iffers) 27-0-0.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, W. Mids. Wed, 10, Big Match Pool. Jordoon Hall (Maver Midlands Bag’em) 81-10-0, 40 F1s, poled maggot, peg 55; Frank Rowley (King’s) 60-3-0; Keith Williams (King’s) 29-5-0. Sat, 20, Big Match. Jordon Hall (Maver Midlands Bag’em) 34-2-0, F1s, poled maggot, peg 55; Matty Stockton (Maver Midlands) 25-3-0; Lee Harris (Shakespeare) 20-4-0. Sun, 25, Carp & Big Match Pools. Simon Beck (King’s) 34-1-0, F1s, poled pellet, Carp peg 19; Phil Aston (King’s) 27-2-0; Matt Broadhurst (Allen’s Tackle Leamore) 26-2-0.

Lydney Pairs, Lydney Lake, Gloucs. Sun, 12. Graham Smith and Adrian Davies (Lydney) 5-13-0, bream on method feeder and pellets; John Macklin and Steve Brooks (Lydney) 4-3-0.

Monk Hall Fishery, Monkhopton, Salop. Sun, 8. Chris Cadwalder (Highley) 26-2-0, carp and F1s, poled maggot, Swallow Pool peg 15; Eddie Gray (Fosters) 17-5-0; Dave Hodnett (Monk Hall) 9-0-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Wed, 28, , Meadow and Bank pools. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 79-15-0, carp, straight lead and corn and poled pellet down the edge, peg 23 Bank; Pete Truman (Colin Pace Academy) 43-8-0; Pete Mace (Autism Birmingham) 33-12-0. Thurs, 14. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 64-4-0, F1s, pellet at 9m, peg 38 Silver; Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 60-3-0; Tony Stead (West Midlands Police/Maver) 41-2-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Warks. Wed, 15, Island and Windmill pools. Mark Russell (Banbury Gunsmiths) 63-6-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet, peg 34 Island Pool; Trevor Wyse (Miracle Baits) 57-0-0; Andy Stone (Manor Farm Leisure) 45-0-0. Thurs, 15, Island. Andy Grimes (Banbury Gunsmiths) 38-0-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet and grounbait feeder, peg 35; Mark Russell (Banbury Gunsmiths) 36-0-0; Pete Lewis (Golden Oldies) 34-0-0. Sat, 15, Windmill. Shaun Little (MAP Marukyu) 43-8-0, carp, F1s and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 29; Steve Partington (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 16-0-0; Neil McKinnon (Preston Innovations) 15-6-0. Sun, 16, Island and Boundary. Derek Hammond (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 74-0-0, carp, F1s and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 42 Boundary; Steve Beard (Shipston AC) 72-2-0; Chris Telling (Colmic/Airon) 71-4-0.

Newport, School Pool, Gwent. Sun, 21. Phil Weaver (Newport) 25-0-0, F1s, long pole and pellet, peg 40 by lilies; Mick Jones (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 23-4-0; Bob Giles (Cefn Fforest) 22-0-0; Chris Shepherd (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 17-12-0.

Nisa Feeders, Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks. Wed, 18, Lake 2. Pete Wood (Makins) 34-12-0, carp, wagglered corn, peg A20; Phil Hull (Lane’s Baits) 24-14-0; Paul Cooke (Lutterworth) and Gary Cotton (Sutton Coldfield) both 16-10-0; Ian Hughes (Browning) 11-8-0; John Adamson (Nisa Feeders) 5-12-0. Thurs, 18, Snake and Crater. Andy Searle (Middy Tackle) 46-8-0, carp, poled bread and corn, peg 22 Snake; Dave White (Coalville Sensas) 28-14-0; Allan Neale (Tackle Shack) 28-12-0; Terry Cockburn (Coalville) 17-12-0; John Adamson (Nisa Feeders) 15-0-0; Phil Hull (Lane’s Bait & Tackle) 11-6-0.

Old Ghost, Furnace Mill, Bewdley, Worcs. Sun, 14. Steve Harris (Albutt Angling Supplies) 57-8-0, carp to 6 lb, roach, chub and perch, 4mm expanders over micros at 16m, Mill Pool peg 89; Dean Sheldon (Fosters AC) 38-12-0; Max Galaszewski (Furnace Mill) 33-4-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop. Sun, 28, Oak, Sycamore and Beech pools. Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 50-9-0, carp to 5 lb and roach to 1 lb, caster and maggot at 13m and down side, peg 13 Oak; Mark Taylor (Shakespeare) 44-11-0; Nige Clarke (Matrix Total Angling) 28-8-0; Phil Taylor (Dams and Lock) 27-5-0. Wed, 12, Hawthorn and Ash. Chris Hill (Mosella) 38-7-0, carp to 3 lb, pellet at 13m, peg 5 Hawthorn; Phil Shaw (Lower Hill Farm) 37-3-0; Steve Owen (Wolves) 33-10-0. Thurs, 24, Ash, Beech and Hawthorn. Howard Williams (Tri-Cast Weston) 54-3-0, carp to 3 lb and roach to 1 lb, poled maggot down side, peg 20 Ash; Mick Jameson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 41-0-0; Terry Edwards (Kings Pools) 40-8-0. Sat, 12, Chestnut, Larch and Sycamore. Alistair Humphries (Preston Innovations Boldings) 44-5-0, carp to 4 lb and barbel to 3 lb, pellet and maggot at 8m and down side, peg 8 Sycamore; Ed Warren (Preston Innovations) 41-8-0; Martin Harrell (Maver Midlands) 32-0-0. Sun, 27, Beech and Oak. Dave Lloyd (Maver Midlands) 46-11-0, carp to 5 lb, maggot at 13m, peg 18 Beech; Ken Humphreys (Oswestry) 42-11-0; Clive Wynn (Tri-Cast Weston) 42-4-0.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Wed, 12, Pole-only. Alan Davies (Cardiff Nomads) 56-0-0, carp, pellets in margins, peg 4 Sophie’s Pond; Norman Sterry (Miracle Baits/DT Floats) 49-0-0; Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 47-8-0.

Riverside Fishery, Maesycwmmer, Gwent. Sat, 14. Clive Roberts (Sensas Nomads) 18-12-0, roach to 1 lb, tares over casters/hemp at 5m, Meadow Pool; Larry Salter (Ebbw Vale) 17-2-0; Dennis O’Leary (Ebbw Vale) 16-6-0. Sun, 16. Clive Roberts (Sensas Nomads) 23-10-0, all roach, poled casters over hemp, peg 6; Paul Hemberrow (Blaina) 20-0-0; Dennis O’Leary (Ebbw Vale) 17-11-0.

Rhymney, Fochriw Feeder Pond, Gwent. Sun, 10. Terry Moss (Rhymney) 6-11-0, small roach, rudd and perch, feedered maggots, car park side; Dave Forest (Rhymney) 5-6-0; Andrew Jones (Fochriw) 4-2-0.

Sion Farm, Kidderminster, Worcs. Sun, 16, silvers. Gary Clarke (Team Mako) 19-1-0, skimmers, poled pellet and maggot, peg 38; Paul Jones (Bilston Angling Centre) 17-0-0; Lee Gardner (Shakespeare Superteam) 13-8-0.

Solhampton Ind WL, Solhampton Fishery, Stourport-On-Severn, Worcs. Sun, 18. Duck Pool: Andy Welding (Solhampton) 69-2-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet at 11 to 16m, peg 6; Mark White (Solhampton) 54-4-0; Mark Betteridge (National Express Walsall) 38-8-0. Valley Pool: Ashley Crowshaw (Solhampton) 34-4-0, carp to 4 lb plus stockies, long poled pellet and corn, peg 28; Andy Hickman (Solhampton) 29-0-0; Dave ‘Lofty’ Harrison (Solhampton) 19-3-0. League: Mark Betteridge (National Express Walsall) 6; Burgess Homer (Solhampton) 9; Carl Jones (Maver) 10.

Stoke City DAS Ind WL, Shropshire Union Canal, Gnosall, Staffs. Sat, 24. Martin Owen (Browning Lifestyle) 11-9-0, 75+ roach, poled caster, Railway Bridge peg 6; Dave McCall (Shakespeare Superteam) 9-5-0; Dave Horton (Browning Lifestyle) 7-12-0; Dean Williams (Team Eclipse) 7-7-0; Bernie Leatherbarrow (Team Les ‘O’) 7-4-0; Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) and Alan Round (Browning Lifestyle) both 7-3-0.

Taff Feeder Championship, Taff Feeder Canal, Cardiff. Wed, 15. Chris Tucker (Sensas Nomads) 10-12-0, grayling, stick float and maggots, peg at Melingriffith; Mike Davies (Sensas Nomads) 10-9-0; Clive Roberts (Sensas Nomads) 7-8-0.

Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Mon, 18, Bottom Pool. Alex Harper (Tunnel Barn Farm Colts) 38-1-0, F1s, pellet at 4m and down edge, peg 30; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 26-9-0; Graham Young (Youngs MG) 24-8-0; John Johnson (Nottingham AA) 20-10-0. Tues, 16, over-50s, Club Pool. Steve Stokes (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 41-7-0, carp and F1s, poled maggot at 9m, peg 11; Ron Notley (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 37-10-0; Wayne Sweetman (Tunnel Barn Farm) 32-13-0; Dave Chapman (Swann Baits) 25-3-0. Wed, 18, House Pool 2. Pete Rice (Bag’em Matchbaits) 73-9-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, maggot at 4m, peg 23; Wayne Sweetman (Tunnel Barn Farm) 61-13-0; Richard Knowles (Shakespeare Super Team) 60-15-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 46-10-0. Thurs, 55, Veterans, Canal, Club and Jennys. Chris Constable 56-12-0, carp and F1s, bread at 12m, peg 5 Jennys; Tony Maguire 53-11-0; Steve Stokes 49-8-0; Steve Johnson 41-11-0; Dave Chapman 28-14-0; Bob Gilmore 21-9-0 (all Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans). Fri, 18, House Pool 1. Pete Rice (Bag’em Matchbaits) 47-6-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, maggot at 6m, peg 6; Les Wetton (Tunnel Barn Farm/F1 Baits) 42-6-0; Wayne Sweetman (Tunnel Barn Farm) 34-8-0; Ian Shirley (Tunnel Barn Farm) 32-0-0. Sun, 28, New Pool. Ben Hart (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 53-1-0, F1s and stockies, pellet at 2m, peg 29; Danny Dryhurst (DS Floats) 52-10-0; Wayne Sweetman (Tunnel Barn Farm) 52-3-0; Sam Brown (South Witham) 43-11-0.

Wassell Grove, Hagley, Worcs. Sun (Jan 5), 15, Match Pool. Terry Homer (Club 2000) 33-8-0, small carp and skimmers, long poled pellet, peg 45; Sam Parker (Club 2000) 17-10-0. Sat, 14, Match & Brook. Sam Parker (Club 2000) 125-14-0, carp to 8 lb, long poled pellet, Brook peg 21; Chris Bills (Wassell Grove) 35-0-0; Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 22-12-0; Alan Gethan (Club 2000) 17-4-0; Terry Homer (Club 2000) 15-2-0.

Wolverhampton AA, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Penkridge, Staffs. Sun, 28. Mel Wood (Team GB Four Ashes AC) 7-7-10, bream and roach, poled caster, peg 6; Dave Wood (Bilston Angling Centre) 7-7-5; Mark Oakley (Yates MG) 6-6-4; Dean Williams (Team Eclipse) 5-7-10; Pete Chilton (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 4-12-7; Barry Williams (Bilston Angling Centre) 3-9-12.




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