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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers


* Bilston Angling Centre WL, Shropshire Union Canal, Brewood, Staffs. Sun. 30. Ben Garbett (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 16-8-4, 4 chub and 100+ roach, poled caster, chopped worm and bread, peg 9; Bert Simmill (Bilston Angling Centre) 9-15-0; Barry Williams (Bilston Angling Centre) 9-15-0; Dave Holbrook (Brownhills) 9-4-14; Paul Turner (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 8-3-0; Barry Jones (Bilston Angling Centre) 8-0-13. League: Barry Williams (Bilston Angling Centre) 3; Ben Garbett (Wolverhampton AA VDE), Dave Holbrook (Brownhills) and Steve Broome (Bilston Angling Centre) all 5.

* Moorlands Farm Pairs, Silver, Middle, Bank, Moors and Island pools, Hartlebury, Worcs. Sat, 50. Lee Richards (Packington) 58-6-0, carp, wagglered corn, Bank peg 23; Clive Wright (Mosella ABC) 50-2-0; Lee Harris (Shakespeare) 43-13-0; Anthony Dunn (Moorlands) 39-4-0; Rob Brennan (Stourport) and Gary Thomas (Fatty’s Tackle) both 38-2-0. Pairs: Lee Richards (Packington) and Neville Groves (Fosters), Clive Wright (Mosella ABC) and Clive Munslow (Moorland), Jason Evans and Mark Roberson (Browning West Midlands) all 3.

* Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop. Sun, 36, Sycamore, Chestnut and Oak Pools. Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 44-5-0, carp, pellet, 10m, peg 50, Sycamore Pool; Adam Slade (Sedgley) 42-14-0; Neil Hallett (Preston Innovations Boldings) 41-10-0; Dave Brown (Maver Midlands) 40-9-0.

* Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. House Pools 1 and 2. Sat, 41. Jason Brown (Maver Midlands/Bag’em Matchbaits) 102-6-0, carp and F1s, dobbed bread, peg 23, House Pool 1; Nigel Rimmer (Maver Gold/Bag ’em Matchbaits) 50-10-0; Clive Nixon (Maver Gold/Bag ’em Matchbaits) 46-14-0; Paul Bick (Shakespeare) 42-14-0; John Adamson (Packington) 36-2-0; Matt Barwell (Maver Gold/Bag ’em’ Matchbaits) 34-6-0. Sun, 60, Winter League. Jarrad Smith (Chambers Champs) 56-1-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, maggot, 4 and 8m, peg 19, New Pool; Steve Ayres (Frenzy) 53-12-0; Lance Chambers (Chambers Champs) 53-1-0; Stu Palser (Middy Banbury Gunsmiths) 50-8-0; Kurtis Tranter (Mosella Bait-Tech) 46-10-0; Andy Mann (Frenzy) 39-1-0.

* Warwickshire WL, Grand Union Canal, Moira-Donisthorpe, Leics. Sun, 40. Johnny Johnson (Measham) 9-15-0, 20 skimmers to 1 lb, poled bunches of bloodworm, peg E5; Rob Quinn (Shakespeare Superteam) 9-5-0; Mark Derry (Dams & Lock) 8-14-12; Ted Yearby (Dams & Lock) 8-8-0; Matt Hall (Shakespeare Superteam) 6-1-12; Keith Brown (Browning Central) 5-10-0. Teams: Dams & Lock 21; Browning Central 22; Shakespeare Superteam 24; Measham 25; Burton Shop 32. League: Shakespeare Superteam 6; Dams & Lock 8; Browning Central 14; Measham 15; Burton Shop 17.

* Wye Teams Winter League, River Wye, Hereford. Sun, 72. Dave Harrell (Bait-Tech/DH Angling) 46-4-0, chub, wagglered maggots, peg 101; Rory Jones (Woody’s) 43-4-0; Danny Baker (Wizards) 36-15-0; Chris Smith (Sensas Nomads A) 36-10-0; Tony Bouckley (Wolves) 32-12-0; Phil Williams (Wolves) 31-4-0. Teams: Bait-Tech/DH Angling 57; Sensas Nomads 52; Woody’s 51; Wolves 50; Wizards 41; Cotswold Angling 36. League: Bait-Tech/DH Angling 22; Wolves 20; Woody’s 19; WB Clarke 18.




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Smaller fishing match results

Aberglais Fur and Feather, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sat, 20. Mark Jones (Merthyr) 28-8-0, carp on long pole and banded pellets, peg 6 on Sophie’s Pond; Brian Protheroe (Merthyr) 27-3-0; Frank Davies (Merthyr) 24-2-0; Terry Jones (Merthyr) 23-4-0.

Barford AA, Warks Avon. Sat, 25. Rick Rogers (Barford) 25-2-0, chub and dace, stick float and waggler, peg 68; Paul Caswell (Shakespeare) 16-8-0; Brian Rigby (Shakespeare) 13-3-0; Craig Harrison (Attleborough) 11-15-0; Dave Leavesley (Barford) 10-0-0.

Connah’s Quay, Hampton Springs, Cheshire. Sun, 20. Graham Peabody (Connah’s Quay) 35-4-0, carp, roach and skimmers; Colin Hett (Connah’s Quay) 34-8-0; Bob Griffiths (Connah’s Quay) 33-0-0.

Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Heron Pool, Thurs. 10. James Brownhill (Elmbridge) 41-8-0, carp, poled pellet and corn, peg 36; Tony Walton (Elmbridge) 21-8-0; Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 18-8-0. Sat. 15, Heron Pool. John Harris (Harris Match Group) 77-0-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 31; Steve Harris (Harris Match Group) 32-8-0; Roy Richardson (Elmbridge) 31-8-0. Sun. 11, Heron Pool. Tony Webb (Phils Tackle) 60-8-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 30. Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 48-8-0; Carl Bennett (J and P Tackle) 37-6-0.

Forest of Dean Pairs, Steam Mills Lake, Cinderford, Glos. Sat, 20. Mark Annis and Sam Grindle (RFODAC) 57 points; Ross Hale and Luke Burge (RFODAC) 52; Mike Shields and Andy Grindle (RFODAC) 47 points. Sun, 10, Xmas Match, Lightmoor Pool, Cinderford. Rob Baldwin (RFODAC) 27-2-0, carp on feeder with banded pellets and prawns, peg 15; John Beddis (RFODAC) 25-10-0; Mike Shields (RFODAC) 14-2-0.

Furnace Mill Old Ghost WL, Bewdley, Worcs. Sun. Mucky Meadow & Furnace Pools, 14. Darren Randle (Mosella BC) 81-13-0, carp to 4 lb, 4mm pellet over micros at 16m, Mucky peg 51; Ross Sheldon (Furnace Mill) 49-4-0; Max Galaszewski (Furnace Mill) 46-14-0.

Glamorgan Christmas Match, Treoes Lake, Bridgend. Sun, 20. Jim Palmer (Cardiff) 26-8-0, bream on groundbait feeder with worms and maggots, peg 2; Nicky Parsons (Cardiff) 22-8-0; Peter White (Cardiff) 16-8-0.

Goodyear AC, Staffs & Worcs Canal, Cowley, Shrops., Sun. 8. Johnny Benness (Goodyear AC) 4-0-0, mainly roach and a few gudgeon, poled bread punch, peg 6; Gus Godfrey (Goodyear AC) 2-14-0; Malcolm Bethell (Goodyear AC) 2-2-12; Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 1-11-8.

Halesowen RBL, Staffs & Worcs Canal, Kinver Waters, Stewponey, Staffs. Sun. 26. John Billingham (Halesowen RBL) 9-3-0, roach and two skimmers, poled bread punch and caster, peg 4; Garry Mason (Halesowen RBL) 7-2-0; Malcolm Merrick (Halesowen RBL) 7-0-0.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks, Thurs. 13. Paul Reynolds (Hawkesbury) 39-6-0, carp, poled meat and corn, peg 43; George Cairnes (Hawkesbury/Kodak) 35-2-0; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 29-6-0. Sat. 16. George Cairnes (Hawkesbury/Kodak) 41-14-0, carp and tench, poled meat and corn, peg 16. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 38-2-0; Keith Walton (Hawkesbury) 36-13-0. Sun. 21. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 52-8-0, carp, wagglered maggot, peg 8; George Cairnes (Hawkesbury/Kodak) 39-2-0; John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 34-7-0.

Holgan Farm, Llawhaden. Sun, 9. Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 96-10-0, carp on waggler with white pellets and maggots, peg 6 on Carp Lake; Kevin Roberts (Haverfordwest) 51-0-0; Steve Collins (Haverfordwest) 50-10-0.

JCB Silver Fish Charity, Rocester, Staffs, Sun. North Lake, 25. Nick Van Hoek (JCB) 28-9-0, roach to 1 lb, pole and maggot, peg 31; Adam Brown (JCB) 12-13-0; Tony Jeffery (JCB) 12-11-0; Ian Davis (JCB) 10-1-0.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, Wolverhampton, W. Mids, Wed. Carp & New Match Pools, 15. Jordon Hall (Maver Midlands/Bag‘Em) 54-8-0, F1s, poled Bag’em pellet, New Match peg 17; Matt Djukic (Shimano/Maver Midlands) 49-0-0; Gary Steele (King’s) 34-0-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs, Meadow Pool, Wed. 20 over 50’s. John Hinton (Moorlands) 47-12-0, carp, straight lead and bread, peg 12; Bill Drew (Bewdley) 45-12-0; Frank Bradley (Moorlands) 34-14-0. Thurs. 18, Silver Pool. Lawrence Connolly (Colin Pace Academy) 75-1-0, F1’s, poled maggot at 10m, peg 33. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 57-8-0; Pete Truman (Colin Pace Academy) 49-6-0. Sun. 24, Meadow and Island Pools. Colin Pace (Colin Pace Academy) 54-12-0, carp, poled pellet at 13m, peg 13, Meadow Pool; Dave Williams (Halesowen RBL) 37-0-0; Iwan Mills (Robins Timber) 31-8-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Boundry and Island Pools, Wed. 15. Mark Malin (Colmic Airon) 128-10-0, carp and F1’s, poled pellet, peg 11, Boundary Pool; Mark Russell (Banbury Gunsmiths) 75-6-0; Rob Bassett (Banbury Gunsmiths) 63-0-0; Dan Varney (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 54-10-0. Thurs. 22, Boundry and Island Pools. Dan Varney (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 77-8-0, carp and F1’s, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 10, Island Pool; Andy Grimes (Manor Farm Leisure) 67-2-0; Andy Stone (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 56-14-0; Martin Goodall (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 56-8-0. Sat. 13, Windmill Pool. Chris Telling (Colmic Airon) 101-12-0, carp, F1’s and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 24; Frank Donahue (Colmic Airon) 77-0-0; Dan Varney (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 67-6-0. Sun. 25, Island and Boundry Pools. Neil McKinnon (Preston Innovations) 133-10-0, carp and F1’s, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 8, Boundary Pool; Paul Dornall (Clampits) 79-0-0; Dereck Hammond (Oxford Drennan) 75-4-0; Ade Mansfield (Shakespeare Super Team) 64-8-0.

Newport, Woodstock Pond. Sun, 17. Nick Jones (Pontypool) 37-14-0, F1s on feeder and pellets, peg 24 by bailiff’s cabin; Matt Morgan (Blackwood) 35-8-0; Jeff Parfitt (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 31-9-0; Rob Sims (Garry Evans Tackle) 25-12-0.

Nisa Feeders, Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks, Lake 2, Wed. 18. Phil Hull (Lanes Baits) 52-8-0, carp, straight lead and pellet, peg A13; Richard Harvey (Bacchus and Rhone) 42-0-0; Ian Hughes (Browning) 41-6-0. Thurs. 18, Snake and Crater Pools. Dave Kent (Long Eaton Victoria AS) 15-4-0, 4 carp, wagglered corn, peg 15, Snake Pool; Tom Neal (Rutlanders) 15-0-0; Terry Cockburn (Coalville) 12-12-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Little Gearys. Wed, 10. John Stockton (Barford AA) 31-0-0, F1’s, poled pellet, peg 28. Jamie Clarkson (Packington) 23-2-0; Steve Edwards (Packington) 16-12-0. Sat, 22, Molands Mere. Ian Keywood (Solihull Angling Centre) 25-5-0, F1’s, poled pellet, peg 48. Chris Newton (Smithys) 18-15-0; Mark Downes (Kamasan Starlets) 17-8-0.

Patshull Park, Pattingham, Staffs., Sun. Great Lake, 12. Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 9-12-0, skimmers and roach, slider with caster over groundbait, Hotel Bank peg 47; Steve Preece (M & S Joinery) 8-6-0; Trevor Hope (Rod & Gun) 8-0-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop, Deepdale and Hawthorn Pools, Mon. 12. Gary Steele (Kings Pools) 63-0-0, carp to 4lb, poled maggot at 8m, peg 12, Deepdale Pool; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 59-3-0; Dave Doughty (Kings Pools) 39-6-0; Mick Jameson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 36-12-0. Wed. 12, Ash and Beech Pools. Phil Shaw (Lower Hill Farm) 47-0-0, carp to 5lb, poled maggot and corn at 10m, peg 7, Beech Pool; Mick Jameson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 39-5-0; Brian Clark (Colmic Marukyu) 35-7-0; Andy Williams (Colmic Vespe) 33-7-0. Thurs. 30, Oak, Chestnut and Willow Pools. Terry Edwards (Kings Pools) 82-14-0, carp to 7lb, poled pellet at 6m and close in, peg 13, Oak Pool; Tony Woolaston (Kings Pools) 72-12-0; Andy Williams (Colmic Vespe) 66-4-0; Ken Humphreys (Osestry) 66-1-0. Sat. 12, Middle Pool. Phil Rhodes (Preston Innovations Boldings) 57-7-0, carp to 4lb, poled pellet and maggot at 5m and down the side, peg 1, Middle Pool; Keith Powell (Preston Innovations Boldings) 48-12-0; Harry Colley (Preston Innovations Boldings) 38-2-0; Mel Kitson (Rod and Gun) 38-0-0.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Pole-only. Wed, 14. Alan Davies (Sensas Nomads) 101-8-0, carp on long pole and pellets; Steve Shaw (Marukyu) 46-0-0; Tony Summers (Wye Angling) 43-8-0.

Rhymney, River Wye at Boughrood. Sun, 14. John Hancock (Rhymney) 7-4-0, all grayling on waggler and maggots, peg 6 on shallows; Brian Rees (Rhymney) 5-7-0; Colin Whitehouse (Rhymney) 4-10-0.

Rough Hay AC WL, Staffs & Worcs Canal, Wombourne. Sun, 13. Cliff Archbold (Rough Hay AC) 2-9-0, all gudgeon, poled pinkie, peg 4; Alan Gough (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 1-12-0; Steve Hitchens (Rough Hay AC) 1-9-0. Final League: Cliff Archbold (Rough Hay) 16; Arthur Shaw (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 17; Alan Gough (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 18.

Sirhowy, Cefn Mably Lakes, Cardiff. Sun, 20. Mike Yandle (Sirhowy) 84-12-0, carp on pole and pellets close in, peg on Bridge Pool; Brian Protheroe (Merthyr) 81-8-0; Mike Williams (Thatchers) 77-0-0; Tony Worgan (Tredegar) 76-8-0.

Solhampton Individual WL, Stourport-On-Severn, Worcs. Sun, 20. Valley Pool: Dave Perry (Solhampton Fishery) 80-0-0, carp to 6 lb, waggler and corn, peg 22; Steve Burrows (Solhampton Fishery) 25-8-0; J. Hobbis (Solhampton Fishery) 23-8-0. Buzzard Pool: Mark Betteridge (National Express Walsall) 77-12-0, carp to 4 lb, long pole, maggot and corn, peg 10; Karl Stevens (Colmic) 75-8-0; Carl Jones (Maver) 40-5-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Warks. Sun, 8. Sam Lewis (3M’s) 3-13-0, 100+ roach, poled bread, peg 38; Glen Morris (Stirrup Cup) 3-12-4; Graham Massey (Dams & Lock) 3-6-0.

Stoke City DAS, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Junction, Staffs. Sat, 23. Steve Broome (Bilston Angling Centre) 10-4-3 roach, perch and gudgeon, poled squatt and caster, peg 5; Alan Round (Browning Lifestyle) 9-11-0; Nigel Clayton (Browning Lifestyle) 9-5-0; Mel Wood (Four Ashes AC) 8-13-0; Gordon Griffiths (Team Les ‘O’) 8-10-0; Martin Owen (Browning Lifestyle) 7-4-0.

TK Grueller, Cannock Extension Canal, Pelsall, Staffs. Sat, 18. Big Col Talbot (Cashmores) 4-15-0, mixed bag, poled bread and squatt, peg 1; Gaz Busby (Cashmores) 2-12-13; Chris Dean (Cashmores) 1-7-7.

Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks, Top Pool, Mon. 18. Matt Barwell (Maver Gold/Bag ’em’ Matchbaits) 58-3-0, F1’s, roach, skimmers and ide, poled pellet at 4, 6, 8 and 10m, peg 33; Dave Chapman (Swann Baits) 25-8-0; Tom Neal (Rutlanders) 20-10-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 19-15-0. Tues. 16 over 50’s, Jennys Pool. Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 63-0-0, F1’s, roach and skimmers, poled pellet at 8m, peg 17; Steve Stokes (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 43-2-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 40-11-0; Dave Pope (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 39-11-0. Wed. 17, House Pool 2. Clive Nixon (Maver Gold/Bag ’em’ Matchbaits) 59-11-0, F1’s, roach and skimmers, poled pellet at 6m, peg 27. Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Matchbaits) 54-14-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 53-2-0; Les Ayres (Alvechurch Fishery) 29-15-0. Thurs. 70 Veterans, Canal, Club, Jennys and High Pools. Dave Pope (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 61-7-0, F1’s, stockies, barbel and roach, poled pellet at 6m on the deck, peg 41, High Pool; Steve Stokes (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 54-5-0; Dave Chapman (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 48-12-0; John Berry (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 43-6-0; Jim Wills (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 38-10-0; Clive Hadley (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 32-5-0. Fri. 18, New Pool. Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Matchbaits) complete mixture, poled maggot at 4, 6 and 8m, peg 21; Ronnie Biggs (OHMS) 27-14-0; Steve Rowe (Maver Milton Keynes) 25-3-0; Malcolm Jones (Banbury Gunsmiths) 24-6-0.

Wassell Grove, Hagley, Worcs. Sun. Match Pool, 16. Alan Higgs (Hill View) 33-0-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet, peg 32; Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 29-8-0; Neil Davies (Wassell Grove) 18-12-0; Terry Homer (Club 2000) 18-2-0; Ken Watson (Wassell Grove) 18-2-0; George Clark (Hill View) 13-4-0.

White Springs, Pontarddulais. Sun, 16. Peter Edwards (Swansea) 41-8-0, carp and bream on pole and pellets, peg on New Canal; Craig Williams (Swansea) 39-12-0; Jim Hutton (Swansea) 29-0-0.

Wolverhampton Over 60’s Club, Staffs & Worcs Canal, Penkridge, Staffs. Wed, 29. Alan Round (Browning Lifestyle) 4-7-14, 1 chub plus bits, poled bread and caster, peg 1; Dave Pinches (Goldthorn Social) 2-15-8; John Young (Wolves Over 60’s Club) 2-12-4.




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