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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers


* Angling Trust Riverfest Final, River Wye, Hereford. Sat, 60. Paul Bick (Shakespeare Superteam) 32-7-0, roach, stick float and Bolo, peg 93; Mike Dalziel (RAF Garbolino) 28-8-0; Ian Didcote (Garbolino Bait-Tech) and Andrew Murphy (Tredegar Angling Centre) both 26-8-0. Sun. 60. Scott Geens (Kamasan Starlets) 30-10-0, , perch and chublets, stick float, peg 96; Simon Deakin (Tubertini) 27-10-0; John Urruty (Alfreton Angling Centre) 26-8-0; Chris Parr (Sensas Thyers) 22-9-0. Overall: Andrew Murphy 44-9-0; Paul Bick, Mike Dalziel and Chris Parr all 41-1-0; John Urruty 40-14-0; Scott Geens 39-6-0.

* Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Sat, 35. John Jones (Colin Pace Academy) 71-5-0, carp, poled maggot down the edge, peg 18, Bank Pool; Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 70-7-0; Iwan Mills (Robins Timber) 68-14-0; Geoff Thomas (Moorlands) 63-14-0.

* Preston Innovations Woodland View Pairs WL, Deans Pool. Sun, 60. Chris Cameron (Mosella) 92-12-0, carp, poled pellet, peg D61; Tony Corbett (Wythall Legion) 77-5-0; A. Morrison (Fisherman’s Friend) 77-2-0; Tony Thorn (Frenzee) 68-1-0.

* Tunnel Barn Farm WL, Shrewley, Warks. Sat, 76. Chris Allen (DS Floats) 89-4-0, carp and F1s, bread half-depth at 14m, peg 21 Club Pool; Jamie Jones (Maver Gold Bag ’em Yew) 77-8-0; Des Shipp (Preston Innovations) 75-9-0; Matt Barwell (Maver Gold Bag ’em Oak) 74-12-0; Stu Palser (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 74-5-0; Mark Malin (MAP Bait-Tech) 72-15-0. Teams: MCM Bag ’em Matchbaits 62; Maver Gold Bag ’em Oak 58; DS Floats 56; Match Fishing Drawbags 51; Mid-City and Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths both 47. League: Match Fishing Drawbags 173; MCM Bag ’em Matchbaits 167; Maver Gold Bag ’em Oak 155; DS Floats 142; Mid-City 141; Bag ’em’ Matchbaits 140.

* Warwickshire WL, Round 3, Coventry Canal, Cov. Sun, 40. Mick Hatchard (Shakespeare Superteam) 13-3-8, all roach, poled bloodworm to 8oz, peg G2; Ken Goldsbury (Burton Shop) 11-13-0; Darren Lewis (Shakespeare Superteam) 11-4-3; Mark Derry (Dams & Lock) 10-0-0; Jason Cunningham (Shakespeare Superteam) 9-15-0; Ben Sharratt (Shakespeare Superteam) 9-11-10. Teams: Shakespeare Superteam 12; Dams & Lock 24; Burton Shop 25; Browning Central 27; Measham 31. League: Shakespeare Superteam 3; Dams & Lock 7; Measham 11; Browning Central 12; Burton Shop 12. 


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Smaller fishing match results

Beechdale AC, Fur & Feather Match, Larford Lakes, Stourport, Worcs., Sun. Match Lake, 12. Steve Whittaker (Beechdale AC) 81-2-0; carp to 6 lb, poled maggot down the edge, peg 16; Bill Bratt (Beechdale AC) 81-0-0; Linden Pickett (Beechdale AC) 76-13-0.

Bilston Angling Centre Individual Winter League, Round 2, Shropshire Union Canal, Brewood, Staffs. Sun. 30. Barry Williams (Bilston Angling Centre) 11-8-0, 200+ squatt fish, poled squatt, peg 30; Craig Cope (Bilston Angling Centre) 8-13-4; Carl Westwood (Four Ashes AC) 7-6-0; Martin Spruce (Bilston Angling Centre) 7-3-0; Paul Turner (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 6-10-5; Ian Hingley (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 6-5-4. League: Barry Williams (Bilston Angling Centre) 2; Dave Holbrook (Brownhills) 3; Steve Broome (Bilston Angling Centre) 3; Neil Turner (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 3.

Blackford’s Progressive, Cannock, Staffs. Sat. Kingswood Lake, 22. John Burns (Blackford’s) 38-14-0, twenty bream, method feeder with pellet and maggot, peg 37; Chris Brown (JCB) 25-7-0; Mark Perrin (Telford) 19-6-0.

Bridgnorth AS Teams of Three, Severn, Linley Bank. Sun, 24. Chris Holmes (Mid Severn White) 14-1-0, 2 barbel and 1 chub, maggot feeder, peg 72; Richard Duke (Mid Severn Blue) 10-15-0; John Gill (3 ‘D’s) 10-6-0; Larry Freeth (Larrys Boys) 8-4-0. Teams: Larrys Boys 24; Bridgnorth AS 20; Mid Severn White 18.

Bridgtown Social AC, Staffs & Worcs Canal, Penkridge, Staffs. Sun. 12. Phil Blakemore (Bridgtown Social AC) 5-12-11, roach, perch and gudgeon, poled maggot and caster, peg 10; Dennis Jackson (Bridgtown Social AC) 4-11-8; Dave Rayson (Bridgtown Social AC) 4-0-6.

Cefn Mably Lakes, Cardiff. Over-50s. Wed, 13. Brian Protheroe (Merthyr) 48-9-0, carp and bream on pole and pellets, peg 13 on Willow Lake; Paddy Payne (Merthyr) 36-0-0; Phil Rawlings (Newport) 35-0-0.

Connah’s Quay, Bron Eiffion, Criccieth. Sun, 20. Brian Probert (Connah’s Quay) 30-6-0; Ken Thornton (Connah’s Quay) 23-12-0; Bob Griffiths (Connah’s Quay) 17-10-0.

Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Heron Pool, Thurs. 14. Martin Williams (Gornal Fiveways) 80-6-0, carp, poled pellet and corn, peg 4; Trevor Burton (Baggeridge) 72-10-0; Charlie Jeavons (Greenman) 59-8-0. Sat. 15, Heron Pool. John Pulley (Elmbridge) 96-10-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 9. Bill Hodgett (Elmbridge) 82-6-0; Brian Perry (Elmbridge) 79-6-0.

Forest of Dean Marshall Cup, Lightmoor Pool, Cinderford. Sun, 10. Mike Shields (Iffers) 48-12-0, carp on pole and pellets, peg 25; Ross Hale (RFODAC) 47-1-0; John Beddis (RFODAC) 33-0-0; Colin Woakes (RFODAC) 27-4-0.

Furnace Mill Fisheries, Bewdley, Worcs, Sun. Mucky Meadow & Furnace Pools. 14. Max Galaszewski (Furnace Mill) 91-12-0, carp to 7 lb, 4mm expander over micro feed pellet, Mucky Meadow peg 47; Steve Harris (Grant Albutt AS) 86-0-0; Ed Gray (Furnace Mill) 84-12-0.

Glamorgan, Treoes Lake, Bridgend. Sun, 20. Mick Fraser (Pencoed) 35-4-0, bream on feeder and maggots, peg 1 on platform; Charlie Davies (Cardiff) 28-10-0; Russell Palmer (Cardiff) 26-8-0; Jim Palmer (Cardiff) 23-8-0.

Goodyear AC, Shropshire Union Canal, Rye Hill, Staffs., Sun. 15. Lee Martin (Goodyear AC) 6-14-0, roach and gudgeon, poled pinkie over ground bait, peg 15; Gus Godfrey (Goodyear AC) 6-1-0; Steve Gallagher (Goodyear AC) 5-1-0; Barry Lewis (Goodyear AC) 4-15-0.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks, Thurs. 14. George Cairnes (Hawkesbury/Kodak) 75-9-0, carp and bream, poled corn, peg 16; Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 73-1-0; John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 64-13-0. Sat. 16. Charlie Merritt (Hawkesbury) 42-8-0, carp, wagglered maggot, peg 5. John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 46-0-0; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 43-15-0. Sun. 24. John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 50-6-0, carp, poled corn, peg 7. Kim Palmer (Hawkesbury) 43-0-0; Charlie Merritt (Hawkesbury) 42-8-0; Keith Walton (Hawkesbury) 40-8-0.

Hereford Mid-Week Open, River Wye at Belmont. Wed, 49. Colin Gowling (Browning Quaker) 30-10-0, thirty three perch to 2-8-0 on pole with flat float and worms, peg 75 on the railings; Nigel Ball (DH Angling) 27-0-0, roach and dace on stick float and maggots, peg 91; Bob Bates (Notts) 26-14-0; Hadrian Whittle (Starlets) 25-4-0.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, Wolverhampton, W. Mids., Wed. Big Match Pool, 24. Jordan Hall (Maver Midlands / Bag ‘Em) 41-12-0, F1’s, poled pellet, peg 31; Matty Stockton (Maver Midlands) 37-11-0; Rob Hancox (Shortheath Starlets) 33-0-0. Sat. Big Match Pool, 10. John Benjamin (King’s) 39-0-0, F1’s, poled pellet, peg 51; Dave Swift (King’s) 31-10-0; Frank Rowley (King’s) 31-4-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs, Bank and Moors Pools, 17. Clive Wright (Mosella/ABC) 138-1-0, carp, pellet waggler, peg 8, Bank Pool; George Reynolds (Colin Pace Academy) 87-2-0; Floyd Burnside (Moorlands) 63-0-0. Wed. 24 over 50’s, Silver Pool. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 85-15-0, F1’s, poled pellet at 9m, peg 39; Tony Stead (West Midlands Police/Maver) 59-12-0; George Reynolds (Colin Pace Academy) 52-10-0. Thurs. 15, Rover, all Pools. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 125-3-0, F1’s, poled pellet at 9m, peg 5, Middle Pool; Lawrence Connolly (Colin Pace Academy) 81-8-0; Ray Phillips (Moorlands) 45-0-0. Sun. 24, Meadow and Moors Pools. Chris Hill (Mosella) 74-8-0, carp, poled pellet at 13m, peg 5, Moors Pool; Colin Pace (Colin Pace Academy) 67-0-0; Paul Little (Colin Pace Academy) 60-13-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Island Pool, Wed. 11. Terry Winstone (Bonehill Mill) 138-12-0, F1’s and carp, method and pellet and straight lead and pellet, peg 12; Mike Showering (Manor Farm Leisure) 42-8-0; Andy Stone (Arthurs Angling Supplies) 25-14-0. Thurs. 17, Island and Boundry Pools. Neil Richards (Colmic) 105-14-0, F1’s, pellet waggler, peg 9, Boundry Pool; John Bench (Bait-Box) 63-12-0; Rich West (Shipston) 50-8-0. Sat. 13, Middle Pool. Neil McKinnon (Preston Innovations) 142-4-0, carp and F1’s, poled pellet, peg 6. Steve Rich (Cotswold Angling) 95-0-0; Chris Telling (Colmic) 68-12-0. Sun. 21, Island and Middle Pools. Shaun Little (MAP/Marukyu) 112-8-0, carp and F1’s, poled pellet, peg 7, Middle Pool; Dereck Hammond (Manor Farm Leisure) 105-8-0; Neil McKinnon (Preston Innovations) 90-10-0.

Newport Autumn Series, Woodstock Pond. Sun, 25. Rob Skellett (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 56-0-0, carp and bream on pole and pellets, golden peg 28 worth £145; Daniel Driscoll (Newport) 41-0-0; Matt Morgan (Blackwood) 39-8-0; Chris Murphy (Caerphilly AS) 38-12-0.

Nisa Feeders, Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks, Lake 2, Wed, 21. Ian Hughes (Browning Central) 66-12-0, carp, bream and stockies, straight lead and pellet, peg A9; Paul Cooke (Lutterworth) 61-4-0; Sean Greenfield (Manchester AC) 39-10-0. Thurs. 15, Crater Pool. John Adamson (Nisa) 42-4-0, carp and bream, poled pellet, peg 14; Mick White (Coalville) 13-10-0; Phil Hull (Lanes Baits) 11-0-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks, Little Gearys, Wed. 14. Pete Heaven (Greyhound) 46-13-0, F1’s, poled pellet and caster, peg 11. Craig O’Brien (Fast Feeders Packington) 28-10-0; Ian Keywood (Solihull Angling Centre) 21-12-0. Sat. 17, Molands Mere. Phil Canning (Packington) 38-7-0, F1’s, poled pellet, peg 10. Joe Roberts (Kamasan Starlets) 27-0-0; Paul Hunter (Pools Fodder) 25-3-0.

Patshull Park, Pattingham, Staffs., Sun. Great Lake. 10. Steve Preece (M & S Joinery) 10-4-0, skimmers and roach, slider with maggot, Hotel Bank peg 44; Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 9-8-0; Gary Johnson (Sensas) 9-4-0.

Pembroke and District, Orielton Decoy Ponds. Sun, 15. L Wilcox (Pembroke) 7-7-0, roach on waggler and maggots over casters; C Kidd (Pembroke) 7-2-0; B Davies (Pembroke) 2-3-0.

Pontymister Christmas Fayre, Crumlin Arm of the Monmouthshire Canal at Cross Keys. Sun, 21. Paul Clarke (Cross Keys) 2-5-8, small roach on pole and punched bread, peg at Hall’s Road; Tristan Walters (Cross Keys) 1-11-8; John Harvey (Risca) 1-7-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop, Oak and Willow Pools, Thurs. 27. Tony Woolaston (Kings Pools) 92-11-0, carp to 5lb and barbel to 3lb, poled maggot at 4 and 8m, peg 9, Willow Pool; Matt Stockton (Maver Midlands) 84-13-0; Dave Hailey (Preston Innovations Boldings) 74-4-0; Mick Jameson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 65-7-0. Sat. 16 Sycamore Pool, Adam Jones (WAC) 52-10-0, carp to 5lb and barbel to 2lb, poled pellet and maggot at 4 and 7m, peg 50; Andy Amos (Drennan North West) 41-12-0; Tony Foster (Preston Innovations Boldings) 36-6-0; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 32-11-0. Sun. 24, Willow and Sycamore Pools. Adan Jones (WAC) 96-15-0, carp to 6lb and barbel to 3lb, poled pellet at 12m, peg 5, Willow Pool; Steve Owen (Preston Innovations Boldings) 70-12-0; Jack O’Sullivan (Oakengates Angling Centre) 69-8-0; Graham Roberts (Preston Innovations Boldings) 51-9-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcs., Tues. Ghost Pool, 15. P. Webley (Midland Bears) 105-0-0, carp, poled pellet, peg G2; Lee Cole (Bilston Angling) 71-8-0; Mike Edge (Peg One Angling) 51-8-0; Jim Greenaway (Dudley Bait & Tackle) 51-0-0. Sat. Mike Edge (Peg One Angling) 69-4-0, 40 lb of carp, 29 lb of bits, maggot feeder and poled maggot, peg D42; Paul Foster (Veterans) 52-4-0; Phil Bishop (Peg One Angling) 48-0-0; Phil Edmunds (Veterans) 37-0-0.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Pole-only. Wed, 14. Bob Giles (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 89-12-0, carp at 14m on pellets with most late and up in the water, peg 12 on Sophie’s Pond; Dai Clarke (Cefn Fforest) 89-6-0; Tony Summers (Wye Angling) 66-0-0.

Rhymney, Port Talbot Docks, West Glamorgan. Sun, 20. Gary Martin (Glamorgan Rebels) 10-10-0, roach on groundbait feeder and double red maggots, peg on walkway; Mal Entwhistle (Glamorgan Rebels) 6-8-0; Brian Rees (Rhymney) 6-6-0.

Sirhowy, Staunton Court. Sun, 20. Phil Rawlings (Newport) 206-0-0, carp to 10-0-0 on pole with corn and pellets, peg on grass bank; Neil Morris (Neath) 158-0-0; Tony Worgan (Tredegar) 133-8-0; Matt Jackson (Newport) 112-8-0.

Solhampton Fishery Individual Winter League, Round 1, Stourport-On-Severn, Worcs., Sun. Buzzard & Dragon Pools. 20. Buzzard Pool: Carl Jones (Maver) 84-4-0, silvers and tench, poled maggot close in and at 14 metres, peg 10; Burgess Homer (Solhampton Fishery) 48-9-0; Andy Welding (Solhampton Fishery) 46-12-0. Dragon Pool: Karl Stevens (Colmic) 51-12-0, stockies, poled corn at 14½ metres, peg 4; Chris Stevens (Solhampton Fishery) 40-10-0; Steve Burrus (Solhampton Fishery) 38-2-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Warks. Sun. 9. Derek Hicklin (Stirrup Cup) 9-8-8, mixed bag, mainly decent roach, small skimmers and perch, poled bronzed maggot, peg 47; Sam Lewis (3M’s) 7-1-6; Glen Morris (Stirrup Cup) 6-11-5; Alan Price (Stirrup Cup) 5-5-0; Dave Lloyd (Stirrup Cup) 4-8-10; Andre Rousher (Stirrup Cup) 4-6-9.

Stoke City DAS, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Junction, Staffs., Sat. 20. Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 6-3-12, all roach, favoured poled bread punch, peg 55; Steve Broome (Bilston AC) 4-13-1; Mel Wood (Four Ashes AC) 4-2-14; Ray Edge (Hodnet MG) 3-7-0; Alan Round (Browning Lifestyle) 2-13-4; Tony Keeling (Team Eclipse) 2-8-2.

Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks, Bottom Pool, Mon. 16. Dave Chapman (Swann Baits) 76-15-0, carp and F1’s, poled pellet at 8m, peg 27; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 52-15-0; Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Matchbaits) 34-6-0; Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 32-3-0. Tues. 17 over 50’s, Jennys Pool. Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 96-15-0, carp and F1’s, poled pellet down the right hand edge, peg 15; Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 76-12-0; Ron Notley (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 54-6-0; Barney Eade (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 43-5-0. Wed. 16, Canal Pool. Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Matchbaits) 88-7-0, F1’s, roach and skimmers, poled maggot at 4m, peg 16; Tony Ainsworth (Mid-City) 60-11-0; Les Ayres (Alvechurch) 47-12-0; Warren Beech (Alvechurch) 46-7-0. Thurs. 58 Veterans, House Pools 1 and 2 and the New Pool. John Doherty (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 33-12-0, F1’s, roach and skimmers, poled maggot down the right hand edge, peg 36, House Pool 2; John Merchant (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 31-11-0; Tony James (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 30-11-0; Reg Davis (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 30-6-0; Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 29-8-0; John Stockton (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 24-11-0. Fri. 16, Canal Pool. Pete Caton (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 42-14-0, F1’s, roach, skimmers and goldfish, poled maggot at 6m, peg 1; Pete Rice (Bag ’em’ Matchbaits) 35-2-0; Les Wetton (F1 Baits Tunnel Barn Farm) 19-15-0; Tony Ainsworth (Mid-City) 17-8-0.

Wassell Grove Fishery, Hagley, Worcs., Sun. 19. Match & Brook Pools. Dave Johnson (Club 2000) 121-10-0, carp to 8 lb, long pole and pellet, to the island, Brook peg 20; Dean Homer (Club 2000) 58-8-0; Chris Bills (Wassell Grove) 45-4-0; Alan Gethen (Club 2000) 43-8-0; Sam Parker (Club 2000) 41-10-0; Ken Watson (Wassell Grove) 40-8-0.

White Springs, Pontarddulais. Sun, 18. Rob Jones (Neath) 86-14-0, carp on pole and pellets, peg on Match Lake; James Thomas (Swansea) 82-8-0; Chris Bradley (Neath) 69-0-0; Jim Hutton (Swansea) and Alan Godrich (Swansea) 51-0-0.

Wolverhampton Over 60’s Club, Shropshire Union Canal, Little Onn, Staffs., Wed. 21. Stef Johansen (Team Eclipse) 8-9-4, a 5 lb 4 oz chub and mixed bag, poled squatts, pinkies and worm, peg 5; Alan Round (Browning Lifestyle) 6-9-5; Dave Pinches (Goldthorn Social) 5-11-6.



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