Here are the Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year Qualifiers - tables are exclusively in the magazine plus we reveal monthly winner! There's some terrific match fishing content in Angler's Mail this week, including what you see in the trailer below...

* Air Ambulance Charity Two-Dayer, JCB Lakes, Rocester, Staffs. Sat, 38, North Lake. Leighton Rushton (JCB) 132-11-0, carp to 10 lb, method feeder and pellet, peg 59; Chris Hill (Earlswood) 86-12-0; Steve Roberts (JCB) 79-11-0; Nev Bailey (Ian’s Tackle) 74-2-0. Sun, 38. Rob Bagdanski (JCB) 163-5-0, carp to 10 lb, method feeder and pellet waggler, peg 58; Steve Roberts (JCB) 154-12-0; Chris Hill (Earlswood) 107-9-0; Bob Conway (Lichfield) 97-1-0. Overall: Rob Bagdanski (JCB) 2pts, 228-4-0, £700; Chris Hill (Earlswood) 2, 194-2-0; Dave Faith (Alfreton) 2, 93-8-0; Steve Roberts (JCB) 3, 224-7-0; Steve Mellor (JCB) 3, 118-11-0.

* Angling Trust/Canal & River Trust Canal Pairs, Shropshire Union Canal, Goldstone and Soudley, Salop. Sun, 136. Gary Smith (Drennan Leicester Sensas) 13 Kg 620 gr, seven chub to a staggering 6 lb, poled chopped worm and caster, peg B32, £410; Ray Edge (Hodnet MG) 7.900; Ian Belfield (Vale Royal Angling) 6.500; Wayne Kearney (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 6.240; Paul Hughes (Saints) 6.020; Stuart Phipps (Vale Royal Angling) 4.950. Pairs: Simon Preece (Browning Lifestyle)/Simon Mottram (Drennan NW/ABC Baits) 125 pts, £1000; Kevin Clarke/Dave Edgerley (Wigan MG) 118; Paul Andrews (Crewe)/Paul Denson (Manchester) 117; Carl Nicholls/Liam Hart (Canal & River Trust) 114; Kevin Chubb/Steve Trevett (Salisbury) 110; Ant Marsden/Danny Martin (Wigan MG) 109.

* Angling Trust Riverfest Qualifier, River Wye, Breinton to Eign, Herefordshire. Sun, 60. Steve Saddler (Sensas WB Clarke) 49-2-0, five chub on maggot feeder, eight chub plus one barbel on worms, pegged at top of Eign; Phil Amos (Stourport) 47-6-0; Mark Brush (Daiwa Gordon League) 44-15-0; Tony Beech (Van den Eynde Quorn) 44-2-0; Chris Parr (Sensas Thyers) 39-12-0. Qualifiers: Saddler, Amos, Brush.

* Barford AA WL, River Avon, Barford, Warks. Sat, 54. Ian Patrick (Barford) 29-13-0, three barbel plus perch, poled worm and maggot, peg 60; Nigel Davies (Shakespeare) 17-4-0; Paul Caswell (Sensas WB Clarke) 15-2-0; Mick Davies (Matchbox) 15-2-0; Alex Graham (Barford) 12-6-0; Trevor Chalk (Sensas Portway) 9-15-0. Teams: Sensas Portway 21; Lane’s Bait & Tackle 24; Barford and Shakespeare both 26; Bailey’s Portobello 30; Sensas WB Clarke 30. League: Shakespeare 45; Barford 50; Lane’s Bait & Tackle 52; Bailey’s Portobello 55; Sensas WB Clarke 56; Sensas Portway 57.

* King of Tons, Meadow, Moors and Island pools, Moorlands Farm, Worcs. Sat am, 46. Mark Johnson (Maver) 71-2-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet down edge, Moors peg 11; Lee Richards (Packington) 70-5-0; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 61-7-0; Paul Bennett (Maver) 52-5-0; Dave Parry (Decca AC) 52-5-0; Chris Hill (Mosella) 50-7-0. Sat pm, 46. Chris Hill (Mosella) 129-10-0, carp to 10 lb, pellet down edge, Island peg 4; Mark Johnson (Maver) 119-12-0; Warren Jennings (Moorlands) 115-15-0; Ian Wood (Moorlands) 101-1-0; Howard Kelly (Trafford Angling) 90-5-0; Colin Pace (CPA) 86-14-0. Overall: Mark Johnson (Maver) 190-14-0; Chris Hill (Mosella) 180-1-0; Lee Richards (Packington) 156-10-0; Warren Jennings (Moorlands) 139-11-0; Ian Wood (Moorlands) 135-11-0; Mal Watson (DGL) 110-11-0.

* South Wales Summer League, Mathern Mill, Chepstow, Gwent. Sun, 35. Neil Morgan (Cwmbran Nobblers A) 111-0-0, carp to double-figures, poled caster in margins, Waterfall Lake; Chris Shepherd (Cwmbran Nobblers B) 109-11-0; Rob Jones (Frenzee) 90-4-0; John Dunlop (Cwmbran Nobblers B) 89-0-0. Teams: Cwmbran Nobblers A and Cwmbran Nobblers B both 15.5; Frenzee 18. Final League: Cwmbran Nobblers A; Frenzee; Cwmbran Angling Nobblers B.

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