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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers


* Absolute Station Individual League, High and Arles Pools, Woodland View, Worcs. Sun,30. Rob Brennan (Peg One Woodlands) 127-4-0, carp to 8 lb, poled sweetcorn and pellet, Arles 22; R. Leeps (Club 2000) 89-12-0; Carl Hopps ( Redditch ) 83-6-0; Wayne Panting (Midland Bears) 81-8-0

* Earlswood Lakes, Birmingham. Sun, 32, Yachter Pool. Mark Bissett (Birmingham) 55-10-0, bream to 3 lb, feeder and worm, peg 54; Dave Bird (Tamworth Tackle) 46-3-0; Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 43-0-0; Phil Milnesthorpe (Birmingham) 42-1-0; Dave Schofield (Birmingham) 41-2-0.

* Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Sun, 58, House Pool 2 & New Pool. Pete Rice (Bag’em Matchbaits) 135-4-0, F1s, roach, barbel and skimmers, caster, 2m, New Pool peg 7; Shaun Barnett (Milo Borden) 120-6-0; Adam Wakelin (Preston Innovations) 107-5-0; Paul Bick (Shakespeare) 105-9-0; Tony Walsh (Mosella) 86-9-0; Steve Cantwell (Atomic) 81-14-0.

* Maver Match This Qualifier, Maver Larford Lakes , Stourport, Worcs. Sat. 76. Glen Butler (Essex) 128-9-0, carp and F1s, poled worm, Match Lake 43; Mark Griffiths (Daiwa/Guru/Ringers Baits) 125-11-0; Steve Mayo (Maver) 124-8-0; Alan Williams 121-12-0; Grant Albutt (Matrix/Bait Tech) 119-4-0; Brian Clark (Marukyu/Vespe) 117-1-0.

* Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Sat, 30, Bank, Moors and Island. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 142-4-0, F1s, pellet shallow at 2m, peg 11 Moors; Lee Richards (Packington) 120-6-0; George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 88-14-0. Sun. 32, Meadow and Bank Pools. Chris Hill (Mosella) 103-7-0, carp, pellet at 6 and 13m, peg 4, Bank Pool. Pete Bailey (Ultima) 96-6-0; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 78-10-0.

* Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks. Sun, 30, Molands Mere. Steve White (Kobra Feeders) 93-7-0, F1s, poled pellet shallow, peg 42; Derek Hartshorn (Swann Baits) 90-1-0; Wayne Carter (Packington) 63-9-0.

* Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop. Sun (Jun 16), 31, Oak, Ash and Lark Pools. Dave Hailey (Preston Innovations Boldings) 129-3-0, carp to 5 lb, poled pellet shallow, peg 29 Oak; Dave Craggs (Maver Midlands) 109-12-0; Pete Ricketts (New Willenhall) 101-6-0; Carl Jones (Maver) 94-15-0.

* Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Salop. Sun. 40, Sycamore and Willow Pools. Gareth Emlyn (Oakengates Angling Centre) 118-15-0, carp to 8 lb and barbel to 3 lb, poled maggot down the side, peg 36, Sycamore Pool; Colin Wozek (Matrix Total Angling) 112-5-0; Pete Ricketts (New Willenhall) 97-4-0; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 96-7-0.

* Shakespeare Qualifier, Warks Avon, Evesham. Sat, 79. Andrew Murphy (Tredegar AC) 20-2-0, 25 silver bream plus a perch, waggler & single bronze maggot, peg 87; James Pitman (Stoke Hansford AC) 19-0-0; Pete Morris (Sensas WB Clarke) 16-9-0; Tony Davis (Shakespeare) 13-3-0; Rob Perkins (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) 12-5-0.

Qualifiers: James Pitman, Pete Morris and Tony Davis.

* Wychavon Qualifier, Warks Avon, Evesham. Sun, 69. Tony Woodhouse (Evesham) 9-10-0, two barbel, maggot feeder with double bronze, peg 17; Ian Shepherd (Daiwa Gordon League) 9-4-0 ;Vince Callaghan (Dino Floats) 8-10-0; Rob Perkins (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) 6-3-0; Dave Harris (Barford) 4-10-0.

Qualifiers: Tony Woodhouse, Roger Clutton and Ian Shepherd.




Aberglais, Turley Court. Sun. 18. Mark Williams (Merthyr) 135-5-0, carp, short pole and casters, peg on short bank; Colin Rees (Merthyr) 92-8-0; Gary Miles (Merthyr) 59-3-0; Frank Davies (Rhymney) 48-0-0.

Beechdale AC, Willow Marsh Fishery, Shenstone, Worcs. Sun, 14, Whisper Poo. Lindon Pickett (Beechdale) 84-5-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet, peg 20; John Bradley (Beechdale) 36-0-0; Martin Whittaker (Beechdale) 35-4-0.

Bilston Angling Centre, Staffs-Worcs Canal , Bladon Road , Wolverhampton , Sun. 15. Tony Eagles (Team GB Four Ashes AC) 3-10-0, roach and gudgeon, poled squatt, peg 5; Bruce Birch (Team GB Four Ashes AC) 3-7-0; Bert Simmill (Bilston Angling Centre) 3-4-4.

Cardiff Nomads, Hendre Lake. Tues eve, 14. Clive Branson (Sensas Nomads) 17-6-0, roach on waggler and maggots, peg near entrance; Lee Edwards (Preston Innovations) 13-6-0; Richard Candy (Sensas Nomads) 9-3-0.

Cefn Mably, Over-50s. Wed, 23. Paddy Payne (Merthyr) 46-6-0; carp, poled maggots and meat in margins; James Smithson (Sensas Nomads) 41-0-0; Bob Mitchell (Cefn Mably) 40-0-0; Clive Roberts (Sensas Nomads) 34-0-0.

Coors AC, Trent & Mersey Canal, Rugeley, Section B. Sat, 17. Paul Dobing (Browning Lifestyle) 7-5-0, perch and roach, poled chopped worm; Steve Dudley (Browning Lifestyle) 6-7-0; Rob Chambers (Browning Lifestyle) 5-14-0; Darren Massey (Shakespeare) 5-8-0.

Elmbridge, Droitwich. Thurs, 18, Heron Pool. Lee Fidoe (Bilston Angling Centre) 97-10-0, carp, poled pellet and pellet feeder, peg 1; Steve Lovell (Mosella/Bait Tech) 90-0-0; Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 84-6-0. Sat, 23, Heron Pool. Mark Bradley (M and B AC) 76-10-0, carp, poled pellet and corn, peg 8; Chris Hyde (Elmbridge) 69-0-0; William Garrett (Parks AC) 67-0-0.

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Furnace Mill, Wyre Forest, Worcs. Sun, 12, Mucky Meadow Pool. Paul Cook (Maver/Mark’s Tackle) 122-11-0, carp and bream, poled pellet over Marukyu, peg 38; Kevin Johnson (Johnson Dry Wall) 66-9-0; Kevin Williams (Wolverhampton) 59-4-0.

Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Mon, Bottom Pool. Chris Neal (Rutlanders) 107-8-0, carp and F1s, poled paste at 9m to island, peg 32; Tom Neal (Rutlanders) 59-0-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) and Wayne Sweetman (Tunnel Barn Farm) both 53-2-0. Tues, 32, over-50s, Jenny’s & Club Pools. Chris Constable (TBF Vets) 127-5-0, carp, F1s and barbel, pellet and paste, 3m and down edge, peg 15 Jenny’s; Ron Notley (TBF Vets) 96-5-0; John Merchant (TBF Vets) 77-8-0; Reg Davies (TBF Vets) 73-9-0. Wed, 18, Canal Pool. Warren Beech (Alvechurch Fishery) 94-11-0, F1s, carp and barbel, poled meat at 12m and down edge, peg 11; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 67-4-0; Wayne Sweetman (Tunnel Barn Farm) 64-14-0. Thurs, 56, Veterans, House Pools 1 and 2 & New Pool. John Merchant (TBF Vets) 105-2-0, carp and F1s, paste, 2m and down edge, peg 39 House Pool 2; Dave Purvis (TBF Vets) 91-0-0; John Stockton (Barford) and Reg Davies (TBF Vets) both 90-13-0; John Talbot (TBF Vets) 86-7-0; Ron Notley (TBF Vets)  85-2-0. Fri, 17, House Pool 1. Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 90-7-0, carp and F1s, pellet and paste, 2m and down edge, peg 29; Alan Heddrigton (Woodhouse AC) 90-6-0; Dennis Lutwytche (Hawkesbury) 71-6-0. Sat, 30, teams of three round 4, Club, Canal and Top Pools. Stu Palser (Banbury Gunsmiths/Middy) 139-8-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, chop and caster shallow at 14m, peg 29 Top Pool; Jason Neath (Banbury Gunsmiths) 133-0-0; Ronnie Biggs (Stevens Tackle/OHMS) 125-14-0; Mark Rice (Bag’em’) 112-1-0. Teams: Banbury Gunsmiths 27; Bag’em’ 24; Pasty Boys 20. League: Bag’em 100; Banbury Gunsmiths 89; Pasty Boys 73; Maver Gold 66.

Goodyear AC, Staffs- Worcs Canal , Slade Heath, Staffordshire, Thurs. 13. Graham Woolley (Goodyear AC) 3-15-0, roach and perch, poled maggot, peg 11; Bruce Birch (Team GB Four Ashes AC) 3-4-0; Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 3-2-0.

Halesowen RBL, Brockamin Pools, Brockamin, Worcs. Sun, 19. Barry Robson (Halesowen RBL) 51-6-0, carp to 10 lb, pellet waggler, peg 5; Terry Trueman (Halesowen RBL) 38-10-0; Simon West (Halesowen RBL) 34-4-0.

Harescombe Fisheries, Gloucester. Wed eve. Nick Hancock (Gloucester) 80-3-0, peg 8; Paul Emery (Thirsk) 60-6-0; Martin Hook (Maver Lobbys) 56-9-0.

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Hawkesbury, Bedworth, Warks. Thurs, 12. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 78-9-0, carp, poled paste, peg 8; Charlie Merritt (Hawkesbury) 75-6-0. Sat, 19. James Rock (Army) 72-14-0, carp and tench, poled meat and corn, peg 31; Rolly Sturdy (Hawkesbury/Tetley) 60-8-0; Dennis Saunders (Hawkesbury) 53-13-0. Sun, 21. Dave Markham (Hawkesbury) 77-12-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 17; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 72-4-0; James Rock (Army) 61-6-0.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, Staffordshire, Sun. Syndicate Pool, 20. Jordon Hall (Maver Midlands/Bagem Baits) carp to 8 lb, method feeder and small boilie, peg 33; Adam Rumble (Maver Gold/Bagem Baits) 64-6-0; Dave Swift (King’s Pools) 56-12-0. Sat. Big Match Pool, 10. Adam Rumble (Maver Gold/Bagem Baits) 57-12-0, F1s to 1 lb 8 oz, poled pellet, peg 5; Sam Rushton (Mosella/Bait Tech) 51-10-0; Dave Doughty (WAC) 51-1-0. Wed. Big Match Pool, 24. Dave Doughty (WAC) 75-12-0, carp to 4 lb, poled pellet, peg 13; Gary Steele (WAC) 65-12-0; Martin Pritchard (Bilston Angling Centre) 57-0-0.

Maver Solihull Angling Centre, Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks. Wed, 20, Molands Mere. Steve White (Kobra Feeders) 68-10-0, carp and F1s, pole & method with meat, peg 45; Steve Edwards (Packington) 61-8-0; Wayne Carter (Packington) 56-11-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Tues, 32, Bank, Moors and Island Pools. Iwan Mills (Robin’s Timber) 121-7-0, carp, poled pellet down edge, peg 16 Bank; Bob Shillito (Leeds) 84-4-0; Ray Phillips (Moorlands) 69-9-0; Ralph Baxter (Gloucester) 68-0-0. Wed, 33, over-50s, Silver and Middle Pools. Lawrence Connolly (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 64-6-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet down edge, peg 11 Middle; Bob Shillito (Leeds) 61-8-0; George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 61-1-0; Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 59-9-0. Thurs, 24, Meadow Pool. Dave Gough (Wolverhampton) 74-8-0, carp, meat at 4m, peg 41; Dave Jordon (Fosters) 61-2-0; Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 57-6-0. Fri, 17, Meadow. Pete Watts (Moorlands) 160-4-0, carp, pellet shallow at 13m, peg 9; Lee Boden (Stonehenge) 75-9-0; Rob Cox (Moorlands) 69-10-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Worcs. Mon, 13, Island Pool. David Howard (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 97-12-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 13; Dave Pollitt (Hirst Tackle) 69-14-0; Mike Hughes (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 69-12-0. Wed, 15, Boundary Pool. Terry Winstone (Bonehill Mill) 55-12-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 30; Adam Croy (Market Drayton Angling) 47-4-0; Barry Saunders (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 33-0-0. Thurs, 19, Island Pool. Martin Giddy (Glamorgan Angling) 124-8-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 2; Adam Croy (Market Drayton Angling) 107-0-0; Chris Cameron (Middy/Old Ghost) 92-14-0. Sat, 13, Boundary. John Watson (Old Ghost) 91-12-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and whip and paste chinese style, peg 29; Mr Yi (Old Ghost) 77-0-0. Sun, 16, Boundary. Chris Cameron (Middy/Old Ghost) 65-12-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 10; Martin Howard (Ringer’s Baits) 62-0-0; Andy Beasley (Garbolino RAF) 57-0-0.

NISA, Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks. Wed, 24, Phase One, Lake Two. Ben Lockwood (Sensas 04) 80-0-0, carp, pellet waggler, peg A8; John Adamson (Nisa Feeders) 78-0-0; Andy David (Derby) 77-2-0; Richard Harvey (Burton Upon Trent) 50-0-0. Thurs, 24, Phase Three, Derwent Pool. Craig Armes (West Lodge MG) 44-2-0, carp, poled maggot; Fred Coxon (Ringers Baits) 41-10-0; David Kent (Long Eaton Vic) 35-10-0; John Adamson (Nisa Feeders) 35-6-0; Chris Neal (Oakham) 33-12-0.

One Last Cast AC, Mathern Mill, Chepstow, Gwent. Alan Taylor (One Last Cast) 145-0-0, carp in margins. meat and pellet.
Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks. Sat, 20, Gearys Level. Steve White (Kobra Feeders) 67-4-0, carp, method and meat, peg 32; Suzi Smith (Kobra Feeders) 65-7-0; John Newton (Smithys) 55-3-0.

Pontymister, Monmouthshire Canal, Cross Keys. Sun, 25. Steve Edwards (Cross Keys) 5-8-0, skimmers with three eels, waggler and maggots, peg 2 Hall’s Road; John Harvey (Risca) 4-8-0; Richard Harley (Cross Keys) 2-14-0.

Poole Hall, Alveley, Salop. Sun. 12, Heron Pool. Colin Mathews (Poole Hall) 58-4-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 54. Steve Burrows (Poole Hall) 51-0-0; Alan Goode (Stevens Tackle) 40-0-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop. Mon, 12, Deepdale and Stock Pools. Richard Duke (Bridgnorth) 121-13-0, carp to 6 lb, poled pellet shallow, peg 3 Stock; Josh Humphreys (ABC) 114-8-0. Wed, 12, Chestnut Pool. Josh Humphreys (ABC) 62-6-0, carp to 6 lb, poled pellet shallow, peg 4; Andy Williams (Colmic/Vespe) 58-8-0; Bob Tromans (Fiery Holes) 50-2-0. Thurs. 12, Oak and Willow Pools. Richard Duke (Bridgnorth) 80-9-0, carp to 7 lb and barbel 2 lb, poled pellet shallow and paste at 5m, peg 22 Oak; Terry Edwards (Wolves) 74-12-0. Sat, 12, Sycamore Pool. Dave Matson (Rod and Gun) 133-14-0, carp to 8 lb and barbel 3 lb, poled pellet down side, peg 24; Jamie Langford (Matrix Total Angling) 115-0-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcs. Tues. Ghost Pool, 18. Barry Duggan (Woodlands) 92-2-0, carp to 10 lb, poled pellet and corn, Ghost 17; Andy Parks (Woodlands) and P. Hammond (West Midlands Travel) both 59-4-0. Fri. Ghost Pool, 18. Lee Cole (Bilston Angling Centre) 224-10-0, carp to 10 lb, poled pellet and corn down edge, Ghost 5; Phil Edmunds (Peg One Woodlands) 124-8-0; Mike Edge (Peg One Woodlands) 114-8-0; Jason Stone (Woodlands) 98-0-0. Sat, Deans Pool, 25. Derek Brownhill (Peg One Woodlands) 118-4-0, carp and silvers, pellet feeder, peg 34; Lee Hemms (Woodlands) 60-8-0; Phil Edmunds (Peg One Woodlands) 57-10-0; Jason Stone (Woodlands) 40-8-0.

Reedswood AC, Reedswood Pool, Walsall, West Midlands. Tues, 15. Mick Hazel (Beechdale AC) 37-4-0, carp to 5 lb, poled pellet, peg 24; Dave Webb (Foster’s) 24-0-0; Carl Joynes (Beechdale AC) 19-10-0.

Sirhowy, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sun, 22. Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 131-10-0, carp on pole and pellets, peg on Molly’s Pond; Andrew Mann (Browning West Wales) and Matt Jackson (Newport) 105-8-0; Alan Davies (Trealaw) 103-0-0.

Spencer Works, Staunton Court, Gwent. Sat, 20. Karl Guerra (Newport) 237-0-0, 30 carp, short poled meat, peg on bottom grass bank; Phil Rawlings (Newport) 201-8-0; Craig Guerra (Newport) 165-4-0; Ashley Gleves (Spencer Works Juniors) 163-12-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Curdworth. Sun, 12. Paul Jones (Bilston Angling Centre) 14-0-0, bream to 2 lb plus roach, poled caster, peg 78; Steve Broome (Bilston Angling Centre) 8-10-0; Darren Barratt (Coleshill and District AC) 5-15-4; Terry Blyde (Lazy Hill AC) 5-5-0.

Summer Hill AC, Poole Hall, Alveley, Salop. Sat, 20, Heron Pool. Ron Tuffin (Summer Hill) 142-0-0, carp and bream, poled meat and corn, peg 23; Ron Jones (Summer Hill) 106-0-0; Barry Robbins (Summer Hill) 102-0-0.

The Devon AC, Bonehill Mill, Tamworth, Staffs. Sun, 18. Dave Pritchard (Swanns) 49-5-0, carp and skimmers, method feeder and maggot, peg 5; Graham Brownlie (Devon AC) 43-0-0; Gavin Webb (Devon AC) 35-8-0; Dave Whitehouse (Devon AC) 33-8-0.

Wassell Grove, Hagley, Stourbridge, West Midlands. Sat. Brook Pool, 16. Richard Knowles (Shakespeare) 80-8-0, carp to 5 lb plus other species, poled meat, peg 4; Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 75-4-0; Sam Parker (Club 2000) 57-12-0; Terry Homer (Club 2000) 51-4-0.

Watersmeet AC, Harescombe Lakes, Gloucester. Tony Price (Ex-DGL) and Terry Raybould (Watersmeet) both 46-8-0, pegs 30 & 9; Lewis Bolton (Watersmeet) 39-8-0.
White Springs, Pontarddulais. Wed, 12. Jim Hutton (Swansea) 68-12-0, carp and bream, poled pellets to gap in island, peg on New Canal; Lew Spinks (Swansea) 48-8-0; Chris Bradley (Neath) 30-0-0. Sun, 19. Tim Cox (Swansea) 49-6-0, bream and carp, poled pellets, peg on New Canal; Jim Hutton (Swansea) 41-0-0; John Smith (Swansea) 36-0-0.

Wolverhampton Over 60s Club, Staffs-Worcs Canal , Round House, Gailey, Staffordshire, Wed. 21. Roy Grosvenor (Bridgtown) 5-5-0, roach, poled caster, peg 4; Paul Andrews (Nantwich) 4-4-0; Alan Round (Browning Lifestyle) 4-0-11.

Yet-y-Gors Fishery, Fishguard. Sun, 11 Cancer Research Open. £120 raised. Chris Kidd (Fishguard) 12-3-0, roach and rudd, pole and maggots; Steve Makay (Fishguard) 9-5-0; Steve Collins (Fishguard) 4-5-0.


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