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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers




* Blackford’s Progressive, Calf Heath Reservoir, Gailey, Staffs. Sat, 32. Dave Shaw (Peg One Angling) 55-4-0, bream to 3 lb, Method and pellet, peg 56; Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 52-2-0; Carl Hammond (JCB) 40-8-0; Ian Davies (Blackford’s) 40-1-0.

* Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Sun, 34, Bank, Moors and Island pools. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 107-14-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet down edge, peg 14 Moors; Neil Gater (Moorlands) 70-3-0; Ian Wood (Moorlands) 63-0-0; Alan Gethin (Club 2000) 55-0-0.

* Preston Innovations Woodland View Pairs WL, Sun, 60. G. Clark (Browning Lifestyle) 89-2-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet, peg D37; Oly Corbett (Wythall Legion) 70-6-0; Phil Bishop (Peg One Angling) 70-6-0; B. Andrews (Woodlands) 62-4-0; Paul Sibley (Woodlands) 62-0-0. Pairs: Phil Bishop (Peg One Angling) & Derek Brownhill (Woodlands) 3; Oly Corbett (Woodlands) & Tony Corbett (Woodlands) 3; Danny Ludgate (Woodlands) & Pete Wedgebrow (Woodlands) 3.

* Tunnel Barn Farm WL, House Pools 1 and 2, New, Top and Club pools, Shrewley, Warks. Sat, 76. Adam Wakelin (Preston Innovations) 116-15-0, carp, F1s and stockies, pellet at 6, 8, 10 & 12m plus shallow maggot at 6m, peg 1 Club Pool; Joe Carass (Match Fishing Drawbags) 107-0-0; Mark Malin (MAP Bait-Tech) 101-10-0; Jim Murfitt (Mosella Banks and Burr) 92-8-0; Stu Palser (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 85-15-0; Jim Brookes (Norfolk Boys) 83-13-0. Teams: Bag’em Matchbaits and MAP Bait-Tech both 57; Maver Gold and Bag ’em’ Oak Gold both 55; Mid-City Birmingham 53; Match Fishing Drawbags 52; MCM Bag ’em’ Matchbaits 50. League: Match Fishing Drawbags 122; MAP Bait-Tech 106; MCM Bag’em Matchbaits 105; Maver Gold Bag’em Oak 97; Bag’em Matchbaits and Mid-City both 94.

* Warwickshire WL, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Minworth. Sun, 40. Darren Massey (Shakespeare Superteam) 13-4-0, four skimmers for 10 lb plus 4 lb of roach, bunches of bloodworm at 10m, Kingsley peg 5; Pete Madeley (Dams & Lock) 7-14-7; Matt Parkin (Burton Shop) 6-0-12; Tony Foster (Dams & Lock) 5-10-12; Ron Scales (Measham) 5-10-4; Ben Sharratt (Shakespeare Superteam) 5-3-10. Teams: Shakespeare Superteam 20; Measham 22; Dams & Lock 25; Burton Shop 26; Browning Central 27. League: Shakespeare Superteam 2; Dams & Lock 5; Measham 6; Browning Central 8; Burton Shop 9.



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Smaller fishing match results

Aberglais, Mathern Mill, Chepstow, Gwent. Sat, 18. Colin Rees (Merthyr) 131-1-0, carp to 10 lb, poled pellet in margins, peg 20 Waterfall Lake; Mark Williams (Abertysswg) 113-0-0; Gary Miles (Merthyr) 88-11-0; Carl Davies (Merthyr) 80-9-0.

Beechdale AC, Cob House Fishery, Worcs. Sun, 12. Mick Cope (Beechdale) 141-10-0, carp to 8 lb, corn, 5m, peg 29; John Bradley (Beechdale) 129-0-0; Richard Broomhall (Beechdale) 106-8-0.

Bilston Angling Centre, Monkhall Fishery, Salop. Wed, 12, Owl Pool. William Bull (Bilston AC) 69-1-0, carp to 2 lb, poled pellet and corn, peg 1; Barry Williams (Bilston AC) 62-5-0; Dennis Sumner (Bilston AC) 51-13-0. Sun, 23, Winter League, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Wombourne. Barry Williams (Bilston AC) 11-0-14, skimmers to 12 oz and perch, poled squatt and pinkie, peg 15; Lee Dorsett (Cashmores) 9-9-12; Dave Holbrook (Four Ashes) 8-11-0; Bruce Birch (Four Ashes) 8-6-0; Neil Turner (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 7-11-0; Ben Garbett (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 7-11-0.

Bishop’s Bowl, Leamington Spa, Warks. Sun, 15, Walworth LakeJames Taylor (Bishop’s Bowl) 22-14-0, small carp and roach, poled maggot and pellet, peg 1; Rob Bassett (Bishop’s Bowl) 22-8-0; Ron Allum (Bishop’s Bowl) 19-8-0.

Bridgtown Social, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Slade Heath. Sun, 11. Phil Blakemore (Bridgtown Social) 5-3-15, two perch and chub, poled chopped worm, peg 8; Roy Grosvenor (Bridgtown Social) 3-12-12; Tony Wardley (Bridgtown Social) 2-0-0.

Buckley, Trap Pool, Clwyd. Thurs, 14. Bill Morrant (Buckley) 26-12-0, roach, ide and skimmers, poled maggots, peg 42; Brian Plumbridge (Buckley) 26-4-0; Ian Smith (Buckley) 23-12-0. Sun, 20, Winter League. Mal Griffiths (Buckley) 17-3-0, roach and ide, poled maggots, peg 12; Joe Bird (Buckley) 12-5-0; Steve Dorring (Buckley) 8-5-0.

Cashmore’s Curse Series, Cannock Extension Canal, Pelsall, Staffs. Sat, 17. Paul Jeffery (Cashmore’s) 5-6-13, a 2 lb tench plus sundry silvers, poled chopped worm, Grove Marina peg 17; Paul Vernon (Cashmore’s) 5-6-0; Josh Millard (Cashmore’s) 4-14-0; Gaz Chalk (Cashmore’s) 4-6-0.

Cefn Mably, Cardiff. Wed, 19, over-50s. Dave Pike (Cardiff) 40-5-0, carp, poled meat close and at 13m, peg 18 Match Lake; Doug Hornblow (Cardiff Nomads) 33-3-0; Gary Fisher (Newport) 23-0-0.

Connah’s Quay, Bron Eiffion Ffishery, Criccieth, Clwyd. Sun, 18. Bob Griffiths (Connah’s Quay) 43-10-0, carp, poled pellets; Lee Campion (Connah’s Quay) 42-8-0; Brian Probert (Connah’s Quay) 40-6-0.

Cradley Heath Labour, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Hinksford. Sun, 20. Kevin Clark (Cradley Heath Labour) 10-8-0, mainly perch, roach with one chub, poled caster, peg 2; Jon Baker (Cradley Heath Labour) 7-7-0; Sean Waite (Cradley Heath Labour) 6-8-0.

Cwmcelyn, White Springs, Pontarddulais. Sat, 18. Jason Mann (Blaina) 64-8-0, carp and bream, long poled pellets, peg on New Canal; Anthony Hemberrow (Cwmcelyn) 57-5-0; Allan Williams (Cwmcelyn) 56-12-0.

Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks. Wed, 16, Phase 1 Lake Two. Fred Coxon (Ringer’s Baits) 90-4-0, carp, Method to island & poled Method in margins, peg B17; Geoff Ringer (Ringer’s Baits) 52-4-0; Ian Hughes (Browning Lifestyle) 51-0-0; John Adamson (Nisa Feeders) 41-10-0. Thurs, 21, Phase 2 Crater and Snake. Simon Skelton (Middy) 68-4-0, six carp, Method, pole and pellet, Snake peg 15; Tom Neil (Rutlanders) 61-14-0; Terry Cockburn (Coalville) 47-10-0; Dave Hicken (Disco) 44-0-0; David Kent (Long Eaton Vic) 38-8-0; John Adamson (Nisa Feeders) 25-0-0.

Earlswood Lakes, Solihull, B’ham, Sun, 22, Yachter Pool. Mark Bissett (Birmingham) 28-14-0, bream to 3 lb, feedered worm, peg 34; Mark Greening (Streetly) 21-8-0; Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 20-2-0.

Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Worcs. Thurs, 19, Heron Pool. Trevor Burton (Baggeridge) 170-8-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 9; Chuck Jeavons (Greenman) 129-0-0; Gerald Westwood (Dudley) 111-0-0. Sat, 17, Heron. Brian Perry (Harris MG) 126-0-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 20; Colin Hyde (Elmbridge) 122-8-0; Cliff Richards (Elmbridge) 109-0-0. Sun, 9, Peacock. Keith Miller (New Willenhall) 62-8-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 15; Dave Richards (Elmbridge) 63-0-0.

Furnace Mill, Bewdley, Worcs. Sun, 14. Max Galaszeski (Furnace Mill) 89-11-0, carp to 8 lb and skimmers, short poled micro pellets on deck, peg 83; Dean Sheldon (Fosters AC) 78-8-0; Steve Harris (Grant Albutt AS) 73-0-0; John Knight (Willow Creek) 60-9-0.

Glamorgan, Treoes Lake, Bridgend. Sun, 18. Ryan Lee (Pontypridd) 31-1-0, bream to 4 lb, poled corn, peg 2 by car park; Shane Lee (Pontypridd) 27-0-0; John Cox (Bridgend) 20-0-0.

Goodyear AC, Shropshire Union Canal, Cowley, Staffs. Sun, 13. Sos Shinton (Goodyear) 4-9-9, a 2 lb perch plus roach and gudgeon, poled pinkie over groundbait, peg 13; Lee Martin (Goodyear) 3-8-6; Steve Thomson (Goodyear) 3-6-3.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks. Thurs, 15. Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 91-1-0, carp, poled pellet and corn, peg 5; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 64-0-0; Rolly Sturdy (Hawkesbury/Tetley) 60-8-0. Sat, 19. Charlie Merritt (Hawkesbury) 59-12-0, mixed, poled meat and corn, peg 46; Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 51-6-0; Rolly Sturdy (Hawkesbury/Tetley) 46-10-0. Sun, 23. John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 81-11-0, carp, poled meat, peg 43; Dom Lanni (Hawkesbury) 45-6-0; Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 40-2-0; Keith Hudson (Hawkesbury) 33-5-0.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, Wolverhampton. Wed, 22?, Big Match Pool. John Cockayne (King’s) 44-10-0, F1s, poled pellet, peg 16; Jordon Hall (Maver Midlands/Bag’em) 35-0-0; Gary Gollins (Swan Elite) 34-0-0. Sat, 12. Dave Doughty (Woodend) 69-0-0, F1s, poled pellet, peg 39; Icky Kull (King’s) 52-0-0; Gary Steele (WAC Tackle) 49-0-0.

Lydney and Yorkley, Lydney Lake. Gloucs. Sun, 14. Chris Peters (Lydney) 16-10-0, bream 2-3 lb, cage feeder and maggots, peg 29; Steve Thomas (Lydney) 15-3-0; Derek Hale (Yorkley) 13-14-0.

Monk Hall, Monkhopton, Salop. Sun, 12. Colin Hickman (Phil’s Tackle) 67-12-0, carp and F1s, poled maggot across, peg 1 Owl Pool; Steve Owen (Monk Hall) 43-10-0; Jason Watson (Monk Hall) 43-0-0; Richard Duke (Mid Severn Angling) 42-8-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Tues, 16, Meadow Pool. George Reynolds (Colin Pace Academy) 71-4-0, carp, maggot, 6m, peg 11; Colin Bennett (Worcester) 71-3-0; Tony Stead (West Midlands Police/Maver) 64-12-0. Wed, 20, over-50s, Bank and Moors. Terry Homer (Club 2000) 86-2-0, F1s, pellet, 6m, peg 11 Moors; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 85-0-0; Adam Evans (Moorlands) 67-7-0. Thurs, 26, Silver Pool. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 88-1-0, F1s, pellet, 10m, peg 43; Mick Slater (Moorlands) 83-15-0; George Reynolds (Colin Pace Academy) 83-3-0. Sat, 28, Meadow and Moors. Ian Woods (Moorlands) 185-5-0, carp, poled pellet down edge, Meadow 59; Iwan Mills (Robins Timber) 98-15-0; Alan Gethin (Club 2000) 74-1-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Worcs. Wed, 15, Island Pool. Terry Winstone (Bonehill Mill) 99-8-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and pellet feeder, peg 12; Horace Davis (Smithys) 50-12-0; Bruce Smith (Fosters) 46-8-0. Thurs, 16, Boundary and Middle. Dave Curtis (Astwood Bank) 84-10-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, Middle 27; Steve Rich (Cotswold Angling) 72-0-0; Barry Duggan (Warwick Portobello) 66-8-0. Sat, 12, Middle. Neil McKinnon (Preston Innovations) 135-6-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 27; Terry Winstone (Bonehill Mill) 100-2-0; Andy Grimes (Manor Farm Leisure) 63-12-0. Sun, 20, Island and Middle. Chris Telling (Colmic) 86-8-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, Middle 27; Andy Grimes (Manor Farm Leisure) 80-14-0; Mick Lane (Cotswold Angling) 69-14-0; Shaun Little (MAP/Marukyu) 59-0-0.

Newport Autumn Series, Morgan’s Pond. Sun, 23. Shaun Wilson (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 21-6-0, bream, waggler and pellets, point peg 89; Chris Shepherd (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 16-6-0; John Mack (Newport) 12-4-0; Nicky Belcher (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 11-7-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks. Sat, 24, Molands Mere. Craig O’Brien (Fast Feeders) 68-15-0, F1s, poled pellet, peg 60; Steve White (Kobra Feeders) 66-15-0; Phil Canning (Packington) 51-6-0.

Pontymister, Riverside Fishery, Maesycwmmer, Gwent. Sun, 20. Darrell Barnes (Cross Keys) 22-9-0, carp to 8 lb, roach and skimmers, poled casters over groundbait, Meadow Lake; Tristan Walters (Cross Keys) 21-9-0; Richard Harley (Cross Keys) 15-1-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop. Mon, 12. Mick Jameson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 57-12-0, carp to 7lb, maggot at 7m and down side, Sycamore peg 7; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 53-9-0; Bob Tromans (Fiery Holes) 51-9-0. Wed. 12. Bob Tromans (Fiery Holes) 55-9-0, carp to 6 lb, corn, 6m, peg 50; Mick Jameson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 41-14-0; Wayne Harris (Wolves) 39-6-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcs. Tues, 17, Deans Pool. Paul Webley (Midland Bears) 108-4-0, carp and silvers, pellet feeder with corn, peg D22; WW Barton (Midland Bears) 92-0-0; Rob Camden (Peg One Angling) 84-0-0; John Ellis (Midland Bears) 75-8-0. Sat, 15, Deans. Phil Bishop (Peg One Angling) 68-0-0, carp to 7 lb, poled pellet, peg D6; Simon Nickless (Saints) 67-0-0; Paul Sibley (Mosella UK) 57-0-0.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Wed, 15, pole-only. Bob Giles (Cefn Fforest) 170-4-0, all carp, hard pellets in margins, peg 8 Sophie’s Pond; Andrew Mumford (Quaker’s Yard) 114-7-0; Dai Clarke (Cefn Fforest) 112-12-0.

Rhymney, River Wye, Boughrood. Sun, 16. Brian Rees (Rhymney) 1-8-0, two grayling on feeder and maggots, peg 23 on the Bridge Pool; Dai Forester (Rhymney) 0-11-0.

Rough Hay AC, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Awbridge. Sun, 11. John Parker (Rough Hay) 8-12-0, chub to 2 lb and roach, poled pinkies, peg 1; Alan Gough (Rough Hay) 2-12-0; Arthur Shaw (Rough Hay) 2-11-0.

Sirhowy, Mathern Mill, Chepstow, Gwent. Sun, 20. Mike Yandle (Tredegar) 212-8-0, carp to 12 lb, poled pellets and corn in margins, Waterfall Lake; Phil Rawlings (Newport) 181-12-0; Mark Jones (Tredegar Angling Centre) 161-8-0; Richie Thomas (Hereford) 123-0-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Curdworth. Sun, 9. Graham Massey (Dams & Lock) 4-12-4, 150+ roach, poled squatt, peg 47; Clark Taylor (Stirrup Cup) 4-3-0; Darren Barrett (Coleshill) 4-0-3.

Stoke City DAS, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Junction, Staffs. Sat, 18. Mel Wood (Four Ashes AC) 15-10-0, five chub to 3 lb 8 oz, poled caster, peg 113; Dave McCall (Shakespeare) 6-0-8; Digger Conway (Armitage) 5-9-3; Martin Owen (Browning Lifestyle) 4-5-4; Wilf Kneller (Bilston AC) 4-2-9.

Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Mon, 16. Pete Rice (Bag ’em) 156-7-0, F1s, roach and barbel, maggot at 6m and down edge, Canal peg 3; Wayne Sweetman (TBF) 139-9-0; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 105-0-0. Tues, 40, over-50s fur and feather. Wayne Sweetman (TBF) 133-0-0, carp and F1s, poled maggot, Jennys peg 6; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 114-12-0; Pete Rice (Bag’em) 85-3-0; Steve Stokes (TBF Vets) 59-8-0. Pair: Pete Hancox (Birmingham) and Ken Turner (TBF Vets) 7 pts, 169-14-0. Wed, 16, House Pool 2. Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 64-15-0, F1s, poled maggot, peg 23; Wayne Sweetman (TBF) 56-15-0; Phil Whitby (Tamworth MG) 45-11-0. Thurs, 60, Veterans. Steve Johnson 75-2-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, maggot at 6m and down edge, peg 39 House Pool 2; Neil Hall 66-3-0; Dave Purvis 62-9-0; Chris Constable 43-13-0; Steve Stokes 33-15-0; Dave Waldren 25-13-0 (all TBF Vets). Fri, 18, Jennys Pool. Wayne Sweetman (TBF) 196-1-0, F1s, roach, skimmers and barbel, maggot at 6m and down edge, peg 24; Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 160-9-0; Tony Ainsworth (Mid-City) 157-1-0; Les Wetton (F1 Baits/TBF) 105-13-0.

Wassell Grove, Hagley, Worcs. Sat, 16, Match Pool. George Reynolds (CPA) 68-0-0, carp to 4 lb and F1s, long poled pellet to island, peg 12; Paul Hadlington (Club 2000) 35-7-0; Cliff Richards (Wassell Grove) 34-12-0; Kev Williams (Wolverhampton) 32-6-0; Trevor Hodges (Weathertech Roofing) 29-4-0.

White Springs, Pontarddulais, Swansea. Sat, 15. Chris Bradley (Neath) 98-8-0, carp and bream, poled pellets, Match Lake; John Charlesworth (Swansea) 90-9-0; Peter Williams (Swansea) 82-0-0. Sun, 17. Mike Wells (Swansea) 40-14-0, carp and bream, pole and feedered pellets, Old Canal; Alan Godrich (Swansea) 39-11-0; Chris Bradley (Neath) 34-0-0.

Wolverhampton Over-60s Club, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Slade Heath. Wed, 26. George Davies (Bilston AC) 4-7-0, roach and bits, poled bread and maggot, peg 26; Brian Lewis (Bridgtown Social) 3-7-0; Phil Eldershaw (Bridgtown Social) 3-6-0; Bert Simmill (Bilston AC) 3-1-14.


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