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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers


* Acorns Trust, Arrow Valley Lake, Redditch, Worcs. Sat, 41. Paul Bick (Shakespeare) 61-6-8, 41 skimmers, 4mm soft pellet at 13 metres, peg 68; Dave Boyle (Birmingham) 59-8-0; John Newton (Smithy’s AC) 41-13-0; Pete Bailey (Ultima) 41-11-0; Carl Lee-Hopps (Redditch) 36-14-0; Joe Roberts (Kamasan Starlets) 31-4-0. £205 raised.

* Bridgnorth AS, River Severn, Linley Bank, Salop. Sun, 67. John Webb (Bridgnorth AS) 44-15-0, four barbel, ten chub, maggot feeder, peg 178 above dairy ford; Adrian Narbeth (Sensas WB Clarke) 39-15-0; Dave Williams (Tenbury) 34-4-0; Tony Bouckley (Wolverhampton) 26-5-0; Jez Williams (Canalside Tackle) 25-2-0; Alan Richards (Coseley) 24-7-0.

* Dams and Lock Summer League, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Minworth, Birmingham. Sun, 73. Barry Jones (Team GB Four Ashes Gold) 22-12-0, bream to 3 lb plus skimmers, poled chopped worm and caster, peg K7, Kingsley cables; Brent Wilkes (Mosella Bait-Tech) 18-5-4; Rob Chambers (Mosella Bait Tech) 14-8-15; Ian Sharratt (Dams and Lock) 11-10-0; Chris Fowkes (Browning Central) 10-12-0; Sam Rushton (Mosella Bait Tech) 9-5-3. Teams: Mosella Bait Tech Blue 11; Browning Lifestyle Red 21; Browning Central 24; Shakespeare Superteam Blue 25; Dams and Lock A and Team GB Four Ashes AC Gold both 30. League: Browning Lifestyle Red 47; Shakespeare Superteam Blue 48; Shakespeare Superteam 55; Mosella Bait Tech Blue 56; Browning Lifestyle Green 58; Dams and Lock A 62.

* Maver Match This Qualifier, Makin’s Fishery, Wolvey, Warks. Sat, 78. Lee Wright (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) 74-11-0, carp, poled maggot over caster shallow, Reptile Pool peg 9; Carl Williams (GOT Baits) 69-4-0; Craig Elkin (Matrix/Bait Tech) 60-0-0; Mick Bull (Shimano/Dynamite Baits/Guru) 58-10-0; Adrian Higginbottom (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) 56-8-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere Fisheries) 54-10-0.

* Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Sun, 38, Meadow and Bank Pools. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 118-12-0, carp, poled pellet down edge, peg 26 Bank; Martin Adcock (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 112-15-0; Tim Jones (Golden Maggots) 109-3-0; Chris Hill (Mosella) 98-5-0.

* Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop. Sun, 35, Oak, Larch and Willow Pools. Andy Kyte (Maver/Sonubaits) 148-1-0, carp to 9 lb, poled pellet and maggot down the side, peg 24, Larch Pool; Colin Wozek (Matrix Total Angling) 122-2-0; Gareth Emlyn (Oakengates Angling Centre) 109-0-0; Mark Taylor (Shakespeare) 100-0-0.


Smaller match results and midweekers

Beechdale AC, Meadowlands Fishery, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Warks. Sun, 15, Lambsdown Lake. Linden Pickett (Beechdale) 125-13-0, carp to 10 lb, poled sweetcorn, peg 40; Tony Bird (Beechdale) 72-4-0; Richard Broomhall (Beechdale) 69-0-0.

Blackfords Progressive, Kingswood Lake, Cannock, Staffs. Sun, 15. Chris Brown (Gerry’s of Nottingham) 75-10-0, 33 bream, method feeder and pellet close in, peg 5; Mark Greening (Streetly) 33-4-0; Dave Nicholls (West Bromwich) 22-0-0.

Cefn Fforest, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sat, 26, Sophie’s and Tilley’s ponds. Dai Clarke (Cefn Fforest) 172-4-0, carp, pellets in margins, peg 3 Sophie’s; Gafyn Jones (Pontllanfraith) 172-0-0; Howard Stocker (Oakdale) 164-14-0. Tilley’s: Tony Hilditch (Cefn Fforest) 64-4-0.

Cefn Mably, Wales. Wed, 19, over-50s. Bob Mitchell (Cefn Mably) 89-9-0, carp, pole and paste, Match Lake; Martyn Truman (Newport) 51-0-0; Phil Rawlings (Newport) 45-0-0.

Cradley Heath Labour, Preston Innovations Woodland View. Sun, 17, High Pool, Jon Baker (Cradley Heath Labour) 122-10-0, carp to 8 lb, poled worm and caster in margins, peg 6; Simon West (Cradley Heath Labour) 97-2-0; Mark Farley (Cradley Heath Labour) 87-0-0.

Elmbridge, Droitwich, W.Mids. Thurs, 18, Heron Pool. Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 127-6-0, carp, poled pellet and corn, peg 6; Martin Williams (Five Ways AC) 117-0-0; Lee Fidoe (Bilston Angling Centre) 96-4-0. Sat. 20, Heron Pool. Cliff Richard (M and B AC) 84-10-0, carp, poled pellet and corn, peg 41; Richard Butler (Elmbridge) 76-10-0; Tony Butler (Pro-Line) 72-8-0. Sun, 17, Peacock Pool. Les Harris (Parks Hall) 75-6-0, carp, pellet waggler, peg 19; Sid Toroni (Maver Solihull Angling) 68-4-0; Jamie Round (Parks Hall) 48-6-0.

Garbolino Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Mon, 18, Club Pool. Andy Quarmby (Middy) 106-15-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, pellet, 7m, peg 7; Dave Purvis (TBF Veterans) 105-9-0; Dave Chapman (White Hart Coventry) 102-14-0. Tues, 30, over-50s, Bottom and Top Pools. Dave Purvis (TBF Veterans) 99-4-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 31 Top; Dave Chapman (White Hart Coventry) 92-1-0; Chris Constable (TBF Veterans) 79-11-0; Jim Davenport (TBF Veterans) 76-15-0. Wed, 18, House Pool 2. David James (Mosella) 139-12-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled caster through slop, peg 4; Steve Parker (Marukyu) 97-13-0; Wayne Sweetman (Tunnel Barn Farm) 92-2-0. Thurs, 75, Veterans, Club, Jenny’s, House 1 and Canal Pools. John Stockton (Barford) 88-3-0, carp, F1s, roach and skimmers, pellet at 6m and down edge, peg 22 Club; Dave Purvis (TBF Veterans) 74-3-0; Reg Davies (TBF Veterans) 71-11-0; Alan Higgs (TBF Veterans) 69-0-0; Dave Chapman (TBF Veterans) 65-13-0; Bertie Eade (TBF Veterans) 64-5-0. Fri, 17, House Pool 2. Pete Rice (Bag ’em Matchbaits) 115-2-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled caster through slop, peg 28; Mark Thackerley (Woodhouse AC) 107-11-0; David James (Mosella) 98-7-0. Sun, 26, House Pool 2. Pete Rice (Bag ’em Matchbaits) 131-3-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, poled caster through slop at 2m and down sides, peg 21; Pete Caton (Dynamite Baits/Banbury Gunsmiths) 125-9-0; David James (Mosella) 121-5-0; Colin Partridge (Oxford) 111-14-0.

Goodyear AC, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Shaw Hill Lane, Coven, Staffs. Thurs, 15. Bruce Birch (Team GB Four Ashes AC) 5-10-0, three crucian carp plus small fish, poled squatt and pinkie, peg 1; Graham Woolley (Goodyear AC) 3-15-0; Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 3-14-0. Sun, 16, Preston Innovations Boldings. John Taylor (Goodyear AC) 58-9-0; carp and barbel to 4 lb, poled caster, peg 18; Prev Portik (Goodyear AC) 49-4-0; Paul Martin (Goodyear AC) 42-11-0; Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 39-6-0.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks. Thurs, 13. Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 72-1-0, carp and bream, poled corn and meat, peg 38; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 68-0-0; Roly Sturdy (Hawkesbury/Tetley) 63-2-0. Sat, 16. Roly Sturdy (Hawkesbury/Tetley) 55-8-0, carp and tench, poled pellet and meat, peg 11; Dave Markham (Hawkesbury) 50-8-0; John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 47-7-0. Sun, 21. Dave Markham (Hawkesbury) 83-4-0, carp and tench, poled meat, peg 36; Dominic Lanni (Marukyu) 75-1-0; Keith Walton (Hawkesbury) 73-7-0.

Holgan Farm Fish Week Festival Final, Llawhaden, Pembrokeshire. Sat, 15. Ron Gibbs (Caerphilly) 65-0-0, carp, poled paste in margins, peg 16, £2,000; Stuart Oakes (Yorkshire) 57-8-0, £1,500; Chris Barley (Northampton) 53-14-0; Bill Gilt (Birmingham) 54-10-0.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, Staffs. Sat, 20, Big Match Pool. Paul Gregory (Swan Elite) 84-11-0, carp to 3 lb, poled pellet, peg 13; Martin Pritchard (King’s Pools) 56-11-0; Daz Warden (King’s Pools) 56-1-0. Sun, 27, Big Match Pool. Rob Hancox (King’s Pools) 120-9-0, carp to 5 lb, poled pellet, peg 33; Mattie Stockton (Maver Midlands) 115-9-0; Paul Gregory (Swan Elite) 100-0-0.

Lydney AC/Yorkley, Redhill Fishery, Cefn Forest. Sun, 12. Steve Allen (Lydney AC) 53-6-0, carp, pellet waggler; Derrick Hale (Yorkley) 48-12-0; James Allen (Lydney Juniors) 43-4-0; Paul Grindle (Lydney AC) 39-12-0.

Maver Solihull Angling Centre, Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks. Wed, 16, Molands Mere. Wayne Carter (Packington) 126-12-0, F1s, candle and pellet, peg 43; Lee Richards (Packington) 112-7-0; Danny Tresigne (Packington) 106-13-0.

Merthyr, Penywern Top Pond, Wales. Tues eve, 15. Bernard Farr (Merthyr) 5-8-0, roach and bream, waggler and maggots; Steve Hall (Merthyr) 4-6-0; Dai Davies (Merthyr) 3-6-0. Sat, 10, Ladies. Cyfartha Park Lake. Dawn Sayce Jones (Merthyr) 20-4-0, bream, carp and roach, feeder, maggots and corn, peg on road side; Anya Earp (Merthyr) 8-10-0; Carolyn Rogers (Merthyr) 2-11-0. Sun, 18, Cyfartha Park Lake. Doug Neagle (Merthyr) 20-8-0, bream and roach, feedered maggots, peg on road side; Bernard Farr (Merthyr) 12-8-0; Steve Crowley (Merthyr) 7-6-0.

Monk Hall, Monkhopton, Salop. Sun, 10. Mark Pritchard (Highley) and Ben Stanford (Monk Hall) both 76-0-0, F1s, poled pellet, pegs 1 & 5 Swallow Pool; Sam Leach (Monk Hall) 63-0-0.

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Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Tues, 19, Silver Pool. George Reynolds (Kings Pools) 86-4-0, F1s, poled maggot at 2m, peg 27; Lee Boden (Stonehenge) 80-4-0; Pete Truman (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 77-2-0. Wed, 21, over 50’s, Meadow and Island Pools. Ryan Thacker (Moorlands) 93-14-0, carp, shallow meat at 10m, peg 2 Island; Terry Homer (Club 2000) 61-11-0; Clive Munslow (Moorlands) 60-4-0. Thurs, 22, Bank, Moors and Island Pools. Mark ‘Magic’ Johnson (Grant Albutt Angling Supplies) 97-2-0, carp, shallow pellet, 12m, peg 2 Island; Kevin Roderick (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 91-12-0; Ryan Thacker (Moorlands) 71-3-0. Fri pm. 21, Meadow Pool. Pete Mace (Autism Birmingham) 128-4-0, carp, poled pellet down edge, peg 58; Nigel Hargeaves (Moorlands) 63-0-0; Dave Williams (Halesowen RBL) 62-11-0. Sat, 29, Meadow and Moors Pools. Colin Pace (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 111-6-0, F1s, poled pellet down edge, peg 11 Moors; Chris Hill (Mosella) 79-6-0; Dave Williams (Halesowen RBL) 73-12-0.

Newport, Morgans Pond, Gwent. Sun, 24. Dallis Schneider (Newport) 42-6-0, bream, long pole and pellets, peg 15; Andis Schneider (Newport) 35-0-0; Rob Sims (Garry Evans Tackle) 23-12-0; Chris Shephard (Cwmcelyn) 21-6-0.

NISA, Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks. Wed, 21, Lake 2. Ben Lockwood (Sensas 04) 77-2-0, carp, pellet waggler, method and bomb, peg A8; Paul Cooke (Lutterworth) 70-2-0; Paul Fox (Salemoor FC) 69-12-0. Thurs, 26, Snake and Reptile Pools. Simon Skelton (Middy) 88-14-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 19 Snake; Daz Walters (Team Makins) 88-2-0; Chris Neal (Rutlanders) 87-0-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks. Sat, 15, Gearys Level. Lee Richards (Packington) 57-4-0, mixed bag, poled pellet, peg 9; Suzi Smith (Kobra) 56-5-0; Jason Shirley (Lane’s Bait) 54-10-0. Sun. 22, Molands Mere. Suzi Smith (Kobra Feeders) 77-10-0, carp and F1s, tip and pellet, peg 2; Lee Richards (Packington) 71-8-0; Ray Quinney (Packington) 56-14-0.

Poole Hall, Alveley, Salop. Sun, 12, Heron Pool. Steve Burrows (Poole Hall) 71-0-0, carp and bream, poled meat and corn, peg 50; Nigel Banford (Poole Hall) 63-0-0; Tommy Thompson (Poole Hall) 50-8-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop. Mon, 12, Beech Pool. Dave Matson (Rod and Gun) 86-14-0, carp to 7 lb, short pole & pellet, peg 9; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 77-3-0; Ben Brisbourne (Tri-Cast Weston) 76-15-0. Wed, 12, Larch and Chestnut Pools. Ben Brisbourne (Tri-Cast Weston) 111-1-0, carp to 3 lb, poled paste at 4m, peg 14 Larch; Tony Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings) 90-6-0; Dave Matson (Rod and Gun) 79-6-0. Thurs, 12, Sycamore Pool. Dave Hailey (Preston Innovations Boldings) 160-12-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet fished shallow, peg 24; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 142-13-0; John Wild (Stafford) 107-6-0. Sat, 27, Sycamore and Chestnut Pools. Andy Kyte (Maver/Sonubaits) 115-0-0, carp to 7 lb and barbel 3 lb, poled maggot down side, peg 46 Sycamore; Peter Plant (Maver Midlands) 101-12-0; Matt Stobbs (Oakengates Angling Centre) 79-8-0; Jamie Langford (Matrix Total Angling) 74-8-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire, Tues, 18, Ghost Pool. Mark Westwood (Bilston Angling Centre) 76-8-0, carp to 8 lb plus a few silvers, poled pellet and corn, peg 24; John May snr (Peg One Woodlands) and Mike Edge (Peg One Woodlands) both 75-0-0. Fri, 18, Ghost Pool. R. Edmunds (Woodlands) 131-2-0, carp to 8 lb plus silvers, poled pellet, peg 17; Mac Cox (Fiery Holes) 106-0-0; Harry Summers (Fiery Holes) 85-6-0. Sat, Deans Pool, 24. Alan Jones (Daiwa Gordon League) 71-8-0, carp to 8 lb, poled corn and pellet, peg 63; L. Hemms (Woodlands) 57-2-0; Phil Bishop (Peg One Woodlands) 48-0-0; Lee Cole (Bilston Angling Centre) 45-8-0. Sun, 24, PI Absolute Station League, Deans Pool. Ian Woods (Peg One Woodlands) 90-14-0, carp to 8 lb, poled corn and pellet, peg 47; P. Edmunds (Woodlands) 89-12-0; Les Thompson (Matrix) 83-3-0; Wayne Panting (Midland Bears) 82-5-0.

Reedswood AC, Reedswood Pool, Walsall. Tues, 9. Mark Pitcher (Foster’s) 37-2-0, carp to 5 lb, poled meat down margins, peg 24; Wayne Rogers (Beechdale AC) 24-8-0; Brian Rigby (Shakespeare Superteam) 24-0-0.

Rhymney, Fochriw Feeder Pond, Wales. Sun, 17. John Hancock (Rhymney) 11-4-0, roach and rudd, long pole and maggots, car park bank; Brian Rees (Rhymney) 8-12-0; Lloyd Davies (Rhymney) 7-12-0.

Rough Hay AC, Greenhills Farm, Grimley, Worcs. Sat. 18. Jez Meredith (Rough Hay AC) 106-15-0, carp to 4 lb, poled sweetcorn, peg 14; Barry Sherrard (Rough Hay AC) 81-10-0; Dave Taylor (Rough Hay AC) 75-0-0.

Sirhowy, Mathern Mill, Chepstow, Gwent. Sun, 22. Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 158-10-0, carp to 12 lb, corn over pellets in margins, Waterfall Lake; Chris Byard (Hereford) 155-12-0; Phil Rawlings (Newport) 93-8-0; Mark Holden (Hereford) 90-4-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal , Curdworth, Birmingham. Sun, 14. Clark Taylor (Stirrup Cup) 5-11-0, 4 lb bream, 1 lb perch plus bits, poled chopped worm and red maggot, peg 63; Graham Massey (Dams and Lock) 5-5-0; Martin Lane (Attleborough Sports) 5-0-8; Darren Barratt (Coleshill DAC) 3-14-4.

White Springs, Pontarddulais, nr Swansea. Wed, 14. Dan Bowdon (Swansea) 101-9-0, carp, poled pellets to island, Match Lake; Mark Thomas (Swansea) 81-0-0; Steve Gardener (Neath) 77-12-0. Sun, 18. Dan Bowdon (Swansea) 101-7-0, carp and bream, poled pellets, Match Lake; Mick Brown (Birmingham) 79-0-0; Alan Godrich (Swansea) 69-0-0.

Worcester DAA, Birmingham-Worcester Canal, Worcester old football ground. Sun, 28. Lee Davis (Good Intent) 11-13-0, ten skimmers, poled maggot, peg 127 behind the old ground; Paul Coley (Swan AC) 11-7-6; Mike Higginbottom (Swan AC) 10-11-0; Nigel Field (Worcs DAA) 8-11-12; Darren Fisher (Worcs DAA) 5-9-0; Billy Biddle (Swan AC) 5-0-11.

Wolverhampton Over-60s, Shropshire Union Canal, Autherley, Staffs. Wed, 23. Alan Round (Browning Lifestyle) 9-9-8, roach and skimmers, poled caster, peg 10; Graham Woolley (Goodyear AC) 8-11-9; Cliff Harrison (Bridgtown) 8-9-11.


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