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Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year Qualifiers, July 5/6

* Angling Trust Riverfest Qualifier, River Severn, Lower Lode, Tewkesbury, Gloucs. Sat, 60. Roy Carter (Sensas Thyers) 27-7-0, four bream, eight perch and an 8 lb mirror carp, groundbait feeder and worm, Deeps peg 15; Brian Rigby (Shakespeare) 24-6-0; Lee Edwards (Bowlers) 22-4-8; Rob Quinn (Shakespeare) 20-3-8; Brian Preece (Bridgnorth AS) 20-3-0; Dave Roberts (Tri-Cast/Bait-Tech) 18-2-0. Qualifiers: Roy Carter, Paul Bick (Shakespeare), Steve Williams (Shakespeare).

* Angling Trust Winter League Final, Gloucester Canal, Gloucs. Sun, 120. Robbie Taylor (Preston Innovations Delcac) 13 Kg 320 gr, skimmers to 2 lb, tip and bloodworm, Castle Lane peg K1; Paul Waddington (Daiwa Gordon League) 12.700g; Alistair Chisholm (Shakespeare Superteam) 12.100; Kev Clarke (Wigan MG) 10.500. Teams: Drennan Barnsley Blacks 81; Team Daiwa Dorking 82; Drennan NW 77; Kamasan Starlets 75; Wigan MG 69; Maver Image 68; Shakespeare Superteam 66; Daiwa Gordon League 65 (on weight); Maver Midlands 65; PI Delcac 54; Brown Wickford 52; Chambers’ Champs 29.

* Bridgnorth AS Nick Gretton Memorial, River Severn, Linley Bank, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sat pm, 40. Paul King (Sensas Portway) 93-7-0, 20 barbel, pellet feeder, Channel peg 93; Jez Williams (Canalside Tackle) 64-5-0; Dave Lloyd (Bridgnorth AS) 25-6-0; Sam Lloyd (Bridgnorth AS) 22-12-0; Phil Abbot (Ind.) 22-5-0.

* Evesham Championship Qualifier, River Avon, Evesham, Warks. Sat, 80. Steve Ashmore (Sensas WB Clarke) 8-2-0, small roach, poled hemp at 13 and 14.5m, peg 76 below Ferry Meadow; Jeff Spiers (Bait Box) 7-7-0; Paul Glenfield (Drennan Oxford) 7-1-0; Nick Cowling (Baileys Portobello) 6-1-0; Tom Scholey (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) 5-12-0; Rob South (Birmingham) 4-14-0. Qalifiers: Jeff Spiers (Evesham); Paul Glenfield (Drennan Oxford); Des Nosworthy (Evesham).

* Match Fishing Teams Championship Qualifier, River Avon, Evesham, Warks. Sun, 60. Graham Welton (Team RAF) 6-6-0, one bream plus several pomeranians, poled maggot over groundbait, Hampton Ferry peg 69; Matt Barnett (Drennan Bordon) 5-14-0; George Avery (Daiwa Gordon League) 5-3-8; Ken Robertson (Browning Central) 4-13-8. (Only top four anglers supplied on email and website). Teams: Shakespeare 49; Daiwa Gordon League 44; Drennan Leicester 36; Matrix Dynamite Trentmen 34; Garbolino RAF 33 (13-0-0); Alcester Sports 33 (11-1-0).

* Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Sat, 34, Meadow and Island pools. Howard Kelly (Bait-Tech) 117-11-0, carp to 10 lb, pellet down edge, Meadow peg 8; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 86-15-0; George Reynolds (Colin Pace Angling Academy) 77-11-0; Ian Wood (Moorlands) 72-0-0; Chris Hill (Mosella) 71-14-0.




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Aberglais, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sat, 18. Mark Williams (Abertysswg) 185-0-0, carp, corn and pellets on top two, peg 5 Sophie’s Pond; Frank Davies (Tredegar) 127-13-0; Brian Protheroe (Merthyr) 127-0-0.

Barston Lake, Solihull, W. Mids. Mon, 15. Mick Bull (Shimano Dynamite Baits) 188-0-0, F1s to 3 lb, pellet, shallow, peg 60; Susie Smith (Kobra Feeders) 149-0-0; Steve Lovell (Mosella Bait-Tech) 138-0-0.

Bishop’s Bowl, Leamington Spa, Warks. Thurs, 15. Mick Gibbs (Bishop’s Bowl) 65-12-0, small carp, pellet; Kevin Folwell (Rugby) 62-14-0; Dave Gibbs (Bishop’s Bowl) 57-10-0.

Bridgnorth RBL, River Severn, Severn Park Meadows, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sun, 12, Dave Jones (Gornal) 7-13-0, 2 chub, maggot feeder, peg 6; Alan Richards (Coseley) 2-13-0; Graham Wade (Smethwick) 2-10-0.

Bridgtown Social AC, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Ball Lane, Coven, Staffs. Sun, 15. John Young (Bridgtown Social AC) 11-0-15, roach to 8 oz, poled caster, peg 4; John Parton (Bridgtown Social AC) 9-4-0; Phil Eldershaw (Bridgtown Social AC) 6-9-10.

Buckley, Trap Pool, Clwyd. Thurs, 14, over-50s. Colin Nicholls (Buckley) 16-6-0, roach and orfe, peg 12; Pete Evans (Buckley) 16-4-0; Joe Bird (Buckley) 11-11-0.

Evesham Championship Qualifier, River Avon, Evesham, Warks. Wed, 60. Trevor Chalk (Evesham) 9-7-0, perch on worm short, then hemp-roach, Crown Meadow peg 15; Ian Shepherd (Daiwa Gordon League) 8-12-0; Adrian Higginbotham (Matrix/Dynamite/Trentmen) 7-9-0; Dave Harris (Barford DAA) 7-5-0; Ian Jennings (Evesham) 7-4-0; Tony Davis (Shakespeare) 6-11-0. Qualifier: Trevor Chalk (Evesham).

Forest of Dean Presidents Cup, Lightmoor Pool, Cinderford, Gloucs. Sun, 10. Mike Shields (RFODAC) 13-0-0, a 6 lb carp plus roach, feedered maggots, peg 44; Wayne Pearl (RFODAC) and Mark Lewis (RFODAC) both 6-0-0.

Furnace Mill Fisheries, Bewdley, Worcs. Sun, 12, Mucky Meadow. Kev Williams (Wolverhampton) 81-0-0, carp to 6 lb, 6mm soft hookers over 6mm Furnace Feed, peg 52; Ben Ashfield (Furnace Mill) 63-2-0.

Goodyear AC, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Turning Bay Section, Slade Heath, Staffs. Thurs pm, 12. Barry Jones (Four Ashes AC) 3-8-9, squatt fish plus perch to poled worm, Basin peg 6; Johnny Benness (Goodyear AC) 2-14-0; Mark Smith (Penkridge) 2-11-10. Sun, 17, Izaak Walton Fishery, Chebsey, Staffs. Bottom Pool. Pete Rogers (Goodyear AC) 33-1-0, carp to 4 lb, maggot and couple on the tip, peg 19; Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 31-10-0; Gus Godfrey (Goodyear AC) 24-2-0.

Hawkesbury Hall Farm, Bedworth, Warks. Thurs, 15, Match Pool. John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 126-5-0, carp to 10 lb, meat and corn, all over the place, peg 16; Andy Finley (Hawkesbury) 118-11-0; Dennis Lutwyche (Hawkesbury Hall Farm) 81-15-0. Sat, 22, Match Pool. Dominic Lammi (Ratby) 105-1-0, tench, carp and barbel, worm, pellet and meat, various depths and lengths, peg 43; Ian Shirley (Hawkesbury) 97-6-0; Danny Hull (Hawkesbury) 77-8-0; Paul Reynolds (Hawkesbury) 74-4-0.

Iffers, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sun, 19. Ross Hale (Iffers) 78-14-0, carp, pellets, pole and waggler, Penny’s Pond; Dennis Sherwood (Wye Angling) 76-6-0; Luke Burge (Iffers) 68-5-0.

Kidderminster DAA, River Severn, Bewdley, Worcs. Wed, 11. Geoff Maguire (Halesowen) 29-12-0, barbel and roach, stick float, maggot and pellet, peg 113; Dave Williams (Tenbury) 26-12-0; Steve Jackson (Solihull) 20-8-0. Sat, 8. Mark Pritchard (Highley) 38-5-0, barbel, pellet feeder, peg 75.

Kings Pools, Shareshill, Wolverhampton, W. Mids. Wed, 24, Big Match Pool. Shaun Pearce (King’s) 58-11-0, carp and F1s to 3 lb, corn, peg 16; Rob Hancox (King’s) 55-8-0; John Cockayne (King’s) 46-5-0; Les Willey (King’s) 43-4-0. Sat, 14, Wilinecote AC, Carp Pool. Ray Rumney (Wilincote AC) 53-2-0, carp to 2 lb, pellet, peg 14; Ade Holland (Wilincote AC) 51-2-0; Mick Smith (Wilincote AC) 46-2-0. Sun, 10, Redhouse AC, Carp Pool. Graham Jones (Redhouse AC) 57-6-0, F1s to 10 oz, pellet shallow, peg 10; Philip Carl (Redhouse AC) 45-6-0; William Carl (Redhouse AC) 38-2-0. Sun, 12, Dudley Rod & Reel AC, Outer Big Match Pool. Paul Postin (Dudley Rod & Reel AC) 46-8-0, F1s and carp to 1 lb, pellet, peg 1; Gary Morris (Dudley Rod & Reel AC) 43-2-0; Bob Baker (Dudley Rod & Reel AC) 39-2-0.

Lydney, Lydney Lake, Gloucs. Sun, 10. Adrian Davis (Gloucester) 46-4-0, bream, method feedered pellets and corn, peg 6; Matthew Grindle (Lydney Juniors) 43-6-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Tues, 28, Bank, Moors and Island pools. Keith Fryatt (Woodlands Tackle) 144-0-0, carp to 6 lb, chopped worm down the edge, Island peg 2; Shaun Slator (Woodlands Tackle) 110-6-0; Nigel Hargreaves (Moorlands) 98-0-0; Steve Wright (Miracle Baits) 92-15-0. Wed, 29, Over 50’s, Silver and Middle. Paul Cahill (Moorlands) 178-12-0, F1s to 2 lb, pellet shallow at 2m, Silver peg 2; Mal Watson (DGL) 151-12-0; Pete Trueman (CPA) 150-6-0; Paul Hadlington (Club 2000) 132-4-0. Thurs, 19, Meadow Pool. Keith Wright (CPA) 145-14-0, carp to 10 lb, worm down the edge, peg 8; Neville Groves (Foster’s) 121-15-0; Phil Moore (Moorlands) 67-12-0. Fri pm, 25, Meadow Pool. Steve Wright (Miracle Baits) 107-4-0, carp to 8 lb, maggots down the edge, peg 58; Mark Johnson (Maver Midlands) 94-12-0; Pete Mace (Autism B’ham) 82-8-0; Lee Boden (Stone Henge) 78-0-0. Sun, 21, Island Pool. Pete Mace (Autism B’ham) 92-3-0, carp to 8 lb, maggots at 2m, peg 3; Richard Kings (CPA) 78-5-0; Dave Highfield (Club 2000) 65-14-0; Mal Watson (DGL) 57-1-0.

Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Worcs. Wed, 16, Island Pool. Terry Winstone (Bonehill Mill) 153-12-0, carp and F1s, pellet, straight and pellet waggler, peg 21; Mark Russell (Banbury Gunsmiths) 132-12-0; Doug Littlewood (Arthur’s Angling Supplies) 118-14-0. Thurs, 16, Middle Pool. Ronnie Biggs (OHMS) 237-0-0, carp and F1s, pellet, peg 24; Phil Hardwick (DS Floats/Banbury Gunsmiths) 130-14-0; Barry Duggan (Baileys of Warwick) 106-0-0. Sat, 8, Windmill Pool. Terry Winstone (Bonehill Mill) 92-8-0, carp and F1s, pellet, peg 11; Neil McKinnon (Preston Innovations) 80-10-0; Mark Russell (Banbury Gunsmiths) 80-10-0; Alan Smith (Arthur’s Angling Supplies) 67-8-0. Sun, 19, Boundary Pool. Mark Johnson (Bait-Tech) 99-4-0, carp, skimmers and F1s, pellet and pellet waggler, peg 35; Martin Ludlow (Arthur’s Angling Supplies) 90-0-0; Neil McKinnon (Prestion Innovations) 71-12-0.

Newport, School Pool, Gwent. Wed pm, 16. Gareth Gibson (Newport) 73-8-0, F1s, pellets shallow, peg 59 back bay; Rob Sims (Garry Evans Tackle) 55-0-0; Shaun Wilson (Trethomas) 49-8-0. Sat, 12, Woodstock Pond. Giles Cochrane (Cwmbran) 52-0-0, carp and bream, long poled pellets, peg 40; Andy Price (Garry Evans Tackle) 43-12-0. Sun, 22, Woodstock Pond. Rob Skellett (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 67-4-0, carp and bream, feedered pellets to lily pads, peg 28 by bailiff’s cabin; Rob Wiltshire (Trethomas) 49-12-0; Nicky Bevan (Newport) 48-6-0; Rob Sims (Garry Evans Tackle) 46-12-0.

Nisa, Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks. Wed, 29, Phase 1 Lake 2. Charlie Shaw (Derby Fishamania) 113-6-0, carp, pellet shallow then margins with dead maggots, peg B7; Dave ‘Chalky’ White (Makins Select) 94-12-0; Terry Sanderson (Angling Man) 87-8-0; Andy Searle (Leicester) 61-0-0. Thurs, 25, Thames and Derwent. Bob Greenbury (Drennan Leicester Sensas) 80-4-0, carp, expander pellet in margins, Derwent peg 27; Baz Smithson (Makins) 78-12-0; Pete Caton (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 76-4-0; Chris Neal (Rutlanders) 70-2-0.

One Last Cast, Lower Pen y clawdd Farm, Raglan, S. Wales. Sun, 14. Darren James (Ebbw Vale) 77-3-0, carp and barbel, long poled pellets to island, Wagtail Pool; Lewis Clarke (OLC) 71-0-0; Richard Blankston (OLC) 67-8-0.

Parkes’ Hall AC. PI Boldings Pools. Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sun, 16, Sycamore Pool. Jamie Trevis (Parkes’ Hall AC) 65-15-0, carp to 3 lb, mostly barbel to 3 lb, maggot in the margins, peg 8; William Garratt (Parkes’ Hall AC) 64-12-0; Stephen Worton (J & P Tackle) 44-8-0.

Poole Hall, Alveley, nr. Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sun, 14, Heron Pool. Steve Burrows (Poole Hall) 73-12-0, mainly carp to 9 lb plus silvers, peg 45; Gaz Willey (King’s) 54-4-0; Steve Armitage (Rod & Gun) 53-14-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop. Mon, 12, Beech and Hawthorn pools. Richard Duke (Middle Severn Angling) 162-15-0, carp to 8 lb, paste, Beech peg 7; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 124-4-0. Wed, 14, Chestnut and Sycamore. Josh Humphreys (ABC Baits) 116-6-0, carp to 8 lb and skimmers, corn down side, Chestnut 36; Mick Keene (Tri-Cast Weston) 102-4-0; Dave Matson (Rod and Gun) 88-9-0. Thurs, 17, Sycamore and Oak Pools. Howard Williams (Tri-Cast Weston) 103-7-0; Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 99-7-0. Sat, 26, Beech and Hawthorn. Paul Wheeler (PI Boldings) 193-7-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet shallow, Beech 11; Les Thompson (Matrix) 123-4-0; Dave Matson (Rod and Gun) 112-15-0; Tony Foster (PI Boldings) 100-7-0. Sun, 16, Willows & Larch Pools. Dave Craggs (Maver Midlands) 141-1-0, carp to 5 lb and barbel to 3 lb, caster shallow, Willows peg 11; Dave Hailey (PI Boldings) 120-14-0; Andy Williams (Colmic Vespe) 117-3-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcs. Tues, 15, High Pool. Wayne Panting (Peg One Angling) 144-10-0, carp, dead maggot, peg 30; Martin Pritchard (Bilston Angling Centre) 134-8-0; Phil Shergold (Bilston Angling Centre) 106-12-0. Fri pm, 18, Ghost Pool. Chris Senter (Alan’s Tackle, Worcester) 207-10-0, carp, pellet and corn, peg 2; Steve Ford (DGL) 156-8-0; Adam Slade (Peg One Angling) 89-12-0. Sat am, 22, High Pool. Phil Edmunds (Peg One Angling) 156-12-0, carp, dead worm down the edge, peg 23; M. Edge (Peg One Angling) 151-12-0; Phil Bishop (Peg One Angling) 117-12-0; Jason Stone (Peg One Angling) 106-4-0. Sun, 21, Summer League, Front and Back Deans. Carl Hopps (Peg One Angling) 158-1-0, carp, pellet, peg 61; Martin Pritchard (Bilston Angling Centre) 155-4-0; A. Slade (Peg One Angling) 153-7-0; M. Jones (Woodlands) 120-4-0.

Reedswood AC, Walsall, W. Mids. Tues, 16, Reedswood Pool. Craig Arnold (Allen’s Tackle, Leamore) 47-0-0; Gary Page (Allen’s Tackle, Leamore) 33-8-0; Les Willey (King’s) 30-12-0.

Sirhowy, White Springs, nr. Swansea. Sun, 21. Ian Exall (Frenzee) 106-0-0, carp and bream, poled pellets, Match Lake; Nigel Morris (Tredegar Angling Centre) 68-8-0; Mike Yandle (Tredegar Angling Centre) 63-0-0.

Spencer Works, Viaduct Fishery, Somerset. Sun, 20. Craig Guerra (Newport) 166-0-0, carp to doubles, pellet waggler and bomb, peg 81 Cary Lake; Andy Price (Garry Evans Tackle) 107-0-0; Phil Rawlings (Newport) 100-10-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Warks. Sun, 11. Martin Lane (Attleborough Sports) 8-8-8, skimmers to 12 oz, gudgeon and perch, poled red maggot, peg 49; Andy Pettit (Attleborough Sports) 4-5-11; Clark Taylor (Stirrup Cup) 3-15-3.

Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Mon, 17, Jenny’s Pool. Alex Harper (TBF Colts) 214-9-0, F1s and carp to 3 lb, maggot shallow at 4 to 6m. peg 18; Graham Young (Young’s MG) 157-3-0; Dennis Lutwyche (Hawkesbury) 146-0-0. Tues, 23, over-50s, Extension. Chris Constable (TBF Vets) 131-10-0, F1s to 2 lb, roach and skimmers, maggot shallow at 4 to 6m, peg 3; Steve Johnson (Acorn Angling) 114-5-0; Dave Kingerley (TBF Vets) 100-2-0; Ken Turner (TBF Vets) 82-12-0. Thurs, 60, Vets, New, Top and Match. John Merchant 130-6-0, F1s to 2 lb 8 oz, roach and skimmers, top two, maggot shallow, Top peg 26; Ken Turner 116-7-0; Alan Higgs 85-12-0; Roy Wynfindale 83-15-0; Dave Purvis 80-11-0; Dave Rowbury 79-4-0 (all TBF Vets). Fri, 17, Friday Flyers, Top Pool. Dave James (Mosella UK) 199-15-0, F1s to 2½ lb plus roach and skimmers, caster shallow in the margins through groundbait slop, peg 29; Mark Rice (Bag’em) 173-1-0; Les Wetton (F1 Baits/TBF) 157-9-0. Sat, 18, House Pool. Mark Rice (Bag’em) 206-15-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, top two, maggot down the edge, peg 6; Andy Jackson (Mosella UK) 188-6-0; Pete Rice (Bag’em) 185-7-0. Sun, 24, Extension Pool. Ade Mansfield (Shakespeare Superteam) 168-6-0, F1s, banded pellet at 6m shallow, peg 23; Les Wetton (F1 Baits/TBF) 156-10-0; Lee Richards (Packington) 154-15-0; Steve Cantwell (Atomic) 152-14-0.

Wassell Grove Summer League, Hagley, Worcs. Sat, 18, Match and Brook pools. Paul Hadlington (Club 2000) 74-4-0, carp to 5 lb, pellet long to the island, Brook peg 6; Sam Parker (Club 2000) 64-8-0; Dave Johnson Snr. (Club 2000) 57-8-0.

White Springs, Pontarddulais, nr Swansea. Sun, 20. Alan Godrich (Swansea) 133-2-0, carp and bream, poled pellets, Match Lake; Dick Brunton (Pembroke) 75-12-0; Llew Spinks (Swansea) 54-1-0.

Wolverhampton AA Three Day Festival, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Wombourne, Staffs. Wed, 60. Ant Marsden (Wigan MG) 19-13-0, chub to 2 lb 8 oz, poled chop and caster, peg 24; Robbie Lloyd (Browning Lifestyle) 17-8-0; Richard Guest (Maver Midlands) 16-13-8; Wilf Kneller (Bilston Angling Centre) 16-7-8; Wilf Kneller (Bilston Angling Centre) 16-7-8; Simon Mottram (Drennan NW) 16-0-0. Thurs, 60, Otherton Lock to Penkridge, Staffs. Karl Johansen (Team Eclipse) 19-7-9, bream to 3 lb, roach and skimmers, poled chop and caster, peg 40; Robbie Lloyd (Browning Lifestyle) 18-7-0; Rob Chambers (Browning Lifestyle) 16-14-2; Graham Smith (Preston Innovations Black Horse) 14-14-9; Paul Turner (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 14-8-0. Fri, 60, Shropshire Union Canal, Pendeford, Staffs. Barry Williams (Bilston Angling Centre) 20-12-0, bream to 3 lb, poled chop and caster, peg 57; Martin Owen (Browning Lifestyle) 13-11-0; Mark Grimshaw (Wigan MG) 12-9-0; Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 9-12-0; Richard Guest (Maver Midlands) 9-11-0. Overall: Graham Smith (Preston Innovations Black Horse) 7; Robbie Lloyd (Browning Lifestyle) 8; Ant Marsden (Wigan MG) 9; Simon Mottram (Drennan NW) 10; Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 12.

Wolverhampton AA, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Awbridge, Staffs. Sun, 25. Dave Holbrook (Brownhills) 16-9-0, chub to 1 lb 8 oz plus perch, poled caster, end peg 25; Neil Turner (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 14-8-0; Steve Cope (Four Ashes AC) 12-3-0; Carl Westwood (Four Ashes AC) 11-5-0.

Wolverhampton Over-60s Club, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Coven, Staffs. Wed, 16. Joe Hewitt (Goodyear) 5-0-0, quality roach and perch, poled caster and maggot, peg 1 Three Hammers section; Phil Eldershaw (Bridgtown Social) 4-8-0; Cliff Harrison (Bridgtown Social) 3-12-10.





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