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Welcome to the White Acres Preston Innovations Festival 2014. We have 180 anglers taking part this week and all the anglers have had to qualify to fish this via one of our spring festivals or through one of our weekly resident matches we run throughout the year.
This festival leads to our Parkdean Masters on Saturday where the winner takes away £25,000. At the end of the next 5 days the top 24 anglers out of the 180 fishing will go on to fish the one day winner takes all match. The lakes we are using this week are Pollawyn, Twin Oaks/Trelawney, Trewaters/Acorn/Canal, Porth and Bolingey.
The arrival weekend of the festival was met with thunder storms and heavy rain but everyone seemed very relaxed and ready to get started at the morning draw. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Preston Innovations for sponsoring the festival.
Read on for the first day’s action…
‘A’ section, Pollawyn
Today’s winner on Pollawyn was Steve Platt on peg 29 with 87lb 14oz. Steve fished short pole with paste. Ben Fisk on peg 34 finished in second place weighing in at 72lb 2oz he fished waggler and pole shallow with pellet. Finishing third on peg 13 with a weight of 57lb 8oz was Des Shipp. John Whincup took fourth place on peg 30 weighing in at 56lb 9oz.
|Ben Fisk||peg 34||9 points||72lb 2oz|
|Steve Platt||peg 29||9 points||87lb 14oz|
|Harry Billing||peg 23||9 points||48lb 10oz|
|Des Shipp||peg 13||9 points||57lb 8oz|
‘B’ Section, Twin Oaks and Trelawney
In first place on peg 14 Twin Oaks was Lee Riley with a weight of 152lb 6oz. Gary Webber took second place on peg 16 Twin Oaks with a weight of 144lb 10oz. Finishing in third place was Matt Godfrey on peg 33 Twin Oaks with 131lb 10oz fishing pellet down the edge. With a weight of 121lb 6oz Mark Brown finished fourth place on peg 23 Twin Oaks.
|Nick Speed||peg 25||9 points||94lb 3oz|
|Mickey Barlow||peg 10||9 points||64lb 13oz|
|Matt Godfrey||peg 33||9 points||131lb 10oz|
|Lee Riley||peg 14||9 points||152lb 6oz|
‘C’ Section, Trewaters, Acorn and Canal
With a weight of 98lb 8oz Lee Wright secured himself first place on peg 18 Canal. Lee fished maggot on top kit. Martin Holmes finished in second place with a weight of 98lb 6oz, Martin was on peg 16 Canal and fished shallow with worm. In third place was Lee Kerry on peg 19 Trewaters with a weight of 80lb 10oz, he fished with pellet short and down the edge. Also on Trewaters with a weight of 73lb 14oz was Andy Inglesant on peg 27. Andy fished meat over ground bait.
|Adam Wakelin||peg 17||9 points||67lb 10oz|
|Lee Wright||peg 18||9 points||98lb 8oz|
|Andy Powers||peg 45||9 points||60lb 2oz|
|Lee Kerry||peg 19||9 points||80lb 10oz|
‘D’ Section, Porth
Sam Collett took first place today on Porth with a weight of 55lb 7oz on peg 78. Sam fished feeder and corn. Taking second place on peg 71 with a weight of 32lb 3oz was Paul Cristie who caught with method feeder and boilies. Finishing third on peg 86 was Tommy Pickering who weighed in at 25lb, he also fished method and boilies. On peg 84 Steve Ringer finished in fourth place with a weight of 24lb 10oz.
|Tommy Pickering||peg 86||9 points||25lb 0oz|
|Sam Collett||peg 78||9 points||55lb 7oz|
|Richie Hull||peg 35||9 points||14lb 12oz|
|Brad Shaw||peg 21||9 points||12lb 8oz|
‘E’ Section, Bolingey
With a weight of 138lb 4oz Neil McKinnon finished first on Bolingey today on peg 4. He fished long pole with meat and maggot in the margins. In second place Pete Bowels weighed in at 135lb on peg 18. Pete fished at 5 metres with meat. Phil Canning finished third on peg 15 with a weight of 129lb 10oz.
On peg 1 Lee Edwards took fourth place with 125lb 4oz.
|Neil McKinnon||peg 4||9 points||138lb 4oz|
|Jamie Wilde||peg 21||9 points||121lb 12oz|
|Pete Bowels||peg 18||9 points||135lb 0oz|
|Ton Scholey||peg 38||9 points||108lb 6oz|
|1st||Lee Riley||9||152lb 6oz|
|2nd||Neil McKinnon||9||138lb 4oz|
|3rd||Pete Bowels||9||135lb 0oz|
|4th||Matt Godfrey||9||131lb 10oz|
|5th||Jamie Wilde||9||121lb 12oz|
|6th||Tom Scholey||9||108lb 6oz|
|7th||Lee Wright||9||98lb 8oz|
|8th||Nick Speed||9||94lb 3oz|
|9th||Steve Platt||9||87lb 14oz|
|10th||Lee Kerry||9||80lb 10oz|
|11th||Ben Fisk||9||72lb 2oz|
|12th||Adam Wakelin||9||67lb 10oz|
|13th||Mickey Barlow||9||64lb 13oz|
|14th||Andy Power||9||60lb 2oz|
|15th||Des Shipp||9||57lb 8oz|
|16th||Sam Collett||9||55lb 7oz|
|17th||Harry Billing||9||48lb 10oz|
|18th||Tommy Pickering||9||25lb 0oz|
|19th||Richie Hull||9||14lb 12oz|
|20th||Brad Shaw||9||12lb 8oz|
Well that was Day one, check back tomorrow for the second days results…
‘A’ section, Trelawney and Twin Oaks
Today’s winner on Twin Oaks was John Whincup on peg 12 with 146lb 10oz. John fished long pole shallow with pellet. Paul Holland on peg 6 Trelawney finished in second place weighing in at 129lb 13oz he fished shallow with caster. Finishing third on peg 27 Twin Oaks with a weight of 126lb 2oz was Pemb Wrighting. Pemb fished long pole shallow with caster. Tony Evans took fourth place on peg 14 Twin Oaks weighing in at 110lb 14oz and fished method feeder and pole down the edge.
|Bradley Gibbons||Peg 20||9 points||69lb 5oz|
|Paul Holland||peg 6||9 points||129lb 13oz|
|Pemb Wrighting||peg 27||9 points||126lb 2oz|
|John Whincup||peg 12||9 points||146lb 10oz|
‘B’ section, Trewaters, Acorn and Canal
In first place on peg 7 Acorn was Matt Godfrey with a weight of 109lb 15oz. Matt fished short pole down the edge with caster. Gary Thomas took second place on peg 21 Trewaters with a weight of 109lb 12oz. He fished method down the edge and worm over ground bait.
Finishing in third place was Paul Yates on peg 35 Trewaters with 87lb 3oz fishing pole and pellet. With a weight of 68lb 3oz Nick Speed finished fourth place on peg 18 Canal.
|Nigel Swallow||peg 39||9 points||52lb 4oz|
|Gary Thomas||peg 21||9 points||109lb 12oz|
|Matt Godfrey||peg 7||9 points||109lb 15oz|
|Nick Speed||peg 18||9 points||68lb 3oz|
‘C’ section, Porth
With a weight of 19lb 9oz Lee Kerry secured himself first place on peg 37 Porth today. Lee fished at 9 metres with ground bait and maggot. Andy Power finished in second place with a weight of 18lb, he was on peg 16 and caught 4 Bream on method and Roach on waggler. In third place was Alan Scotthorne on peg 73 with a weight of 17lb 14oz, he fished short pole with ground bait. With a weight of 17lb 5oz were Eddie Green on peg 23 and Andy Leathers on peg 71.
|Andy Power||peg 16||9 points||18lb 0oz|
|Lee Kerry||peg 37||9 points||19lb 9oz|
|Alan Scotthorne||peg 73||9 points||17lb 14oz|
|Kevin Wadge||peg 85||9 points||13lb 12oz|
‘D’ section, Bolingey
Richie Hull took first place today on Bolingey with a weight of 113lb 2oz on peg 19. Richie fished method and at 6 metres with meat. Taking second place on peg 49 with a weight of 105lb 2oz was Andy Nelson who caught with long pole and pellet.Finishing third on peg 15 was Tommy Pickering who weighed in at 99lb 8oz. On peg 17 Steve Cooke finished in fourth place with a weight of 93lb 4oz.
|Tommy Pickering||peg 15||9 points||99lb 8oz|
|Paul Cristie||peg 33||9 points||81lb 10oz|
|Richie Hull||peg 19||9 points||113lb 2oz|
|Andy Nelson||peg 49||9 points||105lb 2oz|
‘E’ section, Pollawyn
With a weight of 113lb 4oz Frankie Gianoncelli finished first on Pollawyn today on peg 29. He fished method feeder and short pole on meat. In second place Leigh Hodgkinson weighed in at 87lb 13oz on peg 34. Leigh fished at 16 metres with pellet.Geoff Vallance finished third on peg 18 with a weight of 79lb 9oz and caught with pellet on deck.
On peg 19 Rob Wootton took fourth place with 74lb 1oz Rob fished meat at 16 metres and then at 5 metres.
|Leigh Hodgkinson||peg 34||9 points||87lb 13oz|
|Frankie Gianoncelli||peg 29||9 points||113lb 4oz|
|Lee Edwards||Peg 21||9 points||64lb 2oz|
|Dave Romaine||peg 13||9 points||28lb 0oz|
|1st||Matt Godfrey||18||241lb 9oz|
|2nd||Nick Speed||18||162lb 6oz|
|3rd||Richie Hull||18||127lb 14oz|
|4th||Tommy Pickering||18||124lb 8oz|
|5th||Lee Kerry||18||100lb 3oz|
|6th||Andy Power||18||78lb 2oz|
|7th||John Whincup||17||203lb 3oz|
|8th||Leigh Hodgkinson||17||190lb 9oz|
|9th||Lee Edwards||17||189lb 6oz|
|10th||Paul Holland||17||169lb 15oz|
|11th||Jamie Wilde||17||150lb 13oz|
|12th||Andy Nelson||17||118lb 15oz|
|13th||Des Shipp||17||117lb 2oz|
|14th||Paul Christie||17||113lb 13oz|
|15th||Franki Gianoncelli||16||211lb 16oz|
|16th||Lee Riley||16||206lb 6oz|
|17th||Geoff Vallance||16||168lb 5oz|
|18th||Gary Thomas||16||166lb 3oz|
|19th||Pete Bowels||16||153lb 10oz|
|20th||Ben Fisk||16||151lb 1oz|
‘A’ section, Trewaters, Acorn and Canal
Today’s winner on Trewaters today was James Dent on peg 25 with 91lb 7oz. James fished long pole with pellet. Nathan Watson on peg 11 Acorn finished in second place weighing in at 89lb 4oz he fished meat at 10 metres and maggot down the edge. Finishing third on peg 5 Acorn with a weight of 85lb 12oz was Paul Holland who fished worm on the pole. Cameron Hughes took fourth place on peg 33 Trewaters weighing in at 73lb 4oz and fished sort and long pole with pellet.
|Tim Russell||peg 53||9 points||60lb 2oz|
|James Dent||Peg 25||9 points||91lb 7oz|
|Des Shipp||peg 8||9 points||66lb 14oz|
|Nathan Watson||Peg 11||9 points||89lb 4oz|
‘B’ section, Porth
In first place on peg 40 was Matt Godfrey with a weight of 19lb 9oz. Matt fished at 14 ½ on caster. Andy Geldart took second place on peg 79 with a weight of 17lb 13oz. He caught 280 fish on maggot over ground bait. Finishing in third place was Darren Cox on peg 33 with 17lb 3oz catching a few Skimmers on a big chuck and bits on the pole with caster. With a weight of 16lb 13oz Gary Webber finished fourth place on peg 18. Gary fished on feeder catching a few Skimmers and 4 big Bream.
|Tony Curd||peg 89||9 points||13lb 14oz|
|Gary Webber||peg 18||9 points||16lb 13oz|
|Matt Godfrey||Peg 40||9 points||19lb 9oz|
|Andy Geldart||peg 79||9 points||17lb 13oz|
‘C’ section, Bolingey
With a weight of 137lb 2oz Lee Kerry secured himself first place on peg 33 today. He fished maggot in the margins. Matt Arnold finished in second place with a weight of 136lb 4oz, he was on peg 11 and fished feeder and paste short. In third place was Eddie Green on peg 46 with a weight of 133lb 6oz, he fished long pole with maggot and short pole with meat. With a weight of 112lb 12oz were Carl Moon on peg 36 and Alan Crouch on peg 47.
|Lee Kerry||peg 33||9 points||137lb 2oz|
|Matt Arnold||peg 11||9 points||136lb 4oz|
|Andy Leathers||peg 13||9 points||102lb 4oz|
|Eddie Green||peg 46||9 points||133lb 6oz|
‘D’ section, Pollawyn
Steve Cooke took first place today on Pollawyn with a weight of 83lb 15oz on peg 26. Taking second place on peg 17 with a weight of 73lb 2oz was Grant Albutt. Finishing third on peg 36 was Dean Barlow who weighed in at 70lb 12oz, he fished long pole with pellet. On peg 18 Steve Ringer finished in fourth place with a weight of 67lb 5oz.
|Dean Barlow||peg 36||9 points||70lb 12oz|
|Steve Cooke||peg 26||9 points||83lb 15oz|
|Grant Albutt||peg 17||9 points||73lb 2oz|
|Johnny Maddison||peg 7||9 points||43lb 10oz|
‘E’ section, Twin Oaks and Trelawney
With a weight of 124lb 13oz Jamie Wilde finished first on Twin Oaks today on peg 18. He fished worm down the edge. In second place Phil Canning weighed in at 117lb 9oz on peg 31. Phil fished the long pole shallow with caster. Geoff Vallance finished third on peg 14 with a weight of 110lb 5oz and caught straight with bomb and pellet. On peg 29 Ben Holmes took fourth place with 106lb 14oz and fished 5 metres with meat and down the edge with worm and caster.
|Jamie Wilde||peg 18||9 points||124lb 13oz|
|Phil Canning||peg 31||9 points||117lb 9oz|
|Geoff Vallance||Peg 14||9 points||110lb 5oz|
|Steve Sanders||peg 28||9 points||73lb 12oz|
|1st||Matt Godfrey||27||261lb 2oz|
|2nd||Lee Kerry||27||237lb 5oz|
|3rd||Jamie Wilde||26||275lb 10oz|
|4th||Tommy Pickering||26||186lb 15oz|
|5th||Des Shipp||26||183lb 15oz|
|6th||Geoff Vallance||25||278lb 10oz|
|7th||Lee Edwards||25||271lb 10oz|
|8th||Paul Holland||25||255lb 11oz|
|9th||Nick Speed||25||174lb 3oz|
|10th||Pete Bowels||24||241lb 5oz|
|11th||Andy Leathers||24||190lb 4oz|
|12th||Andy Power||24||174lb 2oz|
|13th||Richie Hull||24||154lb 15oz|
|14th||Steve Ringer||24||145lb 13oz|
|15th||John Whincup||23||244lb 2oz|
|16th||Steve Cooke||23||198lb 15oz|
|17th||Dean Barlow||23||179lb 15oz|
|18th||Bradley Gibbons||23||167lb 3oz|
|19th||Alan Rutherford||23||166lb 3oz|
|20th||Andy Nelson||23||162lb 1oz|
‘A’ section, Porth
Today’s winner on Porth was James Taylor on peg 19 with 20lb 3oz. James fished pellet feeder.Des Shipp on peg 34 finished in second place weighing in at 19lb 8oz he fished worm and maggot on the long pole. Finishing third on peg 78 with a weight of 18lb was Callum Dicks.Nathan Watson took fourth place on peg 37 weighing in at 17lb 9oz and fished pole with maggot.
|Pemb Wrighting||peg 86||9 points||15lb 14oz|
|Callum Dicks||peg 78||9 points||18lb 0oz|
|Des Shipp||peg 34||9 points||19lb 8oz|
|James Taylor||peg 19||9 points||20lb 3oz|
‘B’ section, Bolingey
In first place on peg 50 was Danny Scott with a weight of 128lb 2oz. Danny fished long pole with maggot.Tom Wallis took second place on peg 6 with a weight of 123lb 14oz. He fished short pole with meat. Finishing in third place was Matt Godfrey on peg 4 with 118lb 14oz. With a weight of 116lb Nick Speed finished fourth place on peg 11.
|Danny Scott||peg 50||9 points||128lb 2oz|
|Andy Geldart||peg 19||9 points||101lb 10oz|
|Nick Speed||peg 11||9 points||116lb 0oz|
|Jason LeBosquet||peg 38||9 points||99lb 13oz|
‘C’ section, Pollawyn
With a weight of 72lb 8oz Martin Howard secured himself first place on peg 34 today. Andy Power finished in second place with a weight of 62lb 10oz, he was on peg 18 and fished waggler and pellet. In third place was Dan White on peg 19 with a weight of 59lb 3oz. Finishing fourth with a weight of 54lb 15oz was Jon Arthur on peg 12.
|Jon Arthur||peg 12||9 points||54lb 15oz|
|Lee Kerry||peg 23||9 points||36lb 7oz|
|Andy Power||peg 18||9 points||62lb 10oz|
|Martin Howard||peg 34||9 points||72lb 8oz|
‘D’ section, Trelawney and Twin Oaks
Johnny Maddison took first place today on Twin Oaks with a weight of 140lb 9oz on peg 12. Johnny fished long pole down the edge with pellet. Taking second place on peg 35 Twin Oaks with a weight of 121lb 5oz was Andy Nelson who
caught on the long pole shallow with caster and down the edge with worm. Finishing third on peg 14 Twin Oaks was Mark Eves who weighed in at 98lb 10oz. On peg 8 Twin Oaks Steve Ringer finished in fourth place with a weight of 97lb 7oz.
|Johnny Maddison||peg 12||9 points||140lb 9oz|
|Andy Nelson||peg 35||9 points||121lb 5oz|
|Tommy Pickering||peg 12||9 points||77lb 5oz|
|Grant Albutt||peg 20||9 points||73lb 11oz|
‘E’ section, Trewaters, Acorn and Canal
With a weight of 98lb 13oz Frankie Gianoncelli finished first on Canal today peg 18. He fished short with maggot. In second place Rob Wootton weighed in at 78lb 2oz on peg 21 Trewaters. Rob fished meat at 5 metres. Andy Dargue finished third on peg 29 Trewates with a weight of 74lb 9oz and caught with pellet at 16 metres and short with meat. On peg 7 Acorn took fourth place with 66lb 15oz.
|Rob Wootton||peg 21||9 points||78lb 2oz|
|Chris Downes||peg 51||9 points||53lb 9oz|
|Lee Edwards||peg 7||9 points||66lb 15oz|
|Frankie Gianoncelli||peg 18||9 points||98lb 13oz|
|1st||Lee Kerry||36||273lb 12oz|
|2nd||Tommy Pickering||35||264lb 4oz|
|3rd||Des Shipp||35||203lb 8oz|
|4th||Matt Godfrey||34||379lb 15oz|
|5th||Lee Edwards||34||338lb 9oz|
|6th||Jamie Wilde||34||324lb 10oz|
|7th||Nick Speed||34||290lb 3oz|
|8th||Paul Holland||33||271lb 13oz|
|9th||Andy Power||33||236lb 12oz|
|10th||Andy Nelson||32||283lb 6oz|
|11th||Andy Geldart||32||263lb 5oz|
|12th||Richie Hull||32||215lb 9oz|
|13th||Steve Ringer||31||237lb 4oz|
|14th||Frankie Gianoncelli||30||375lb 12oz|
|15th||John Whincup||30||254lb 3oz|
|16th||Grant Albutt||30||251lb 1oz|
|17th||Harry Billing||30||169lb 1oz|
|18th||Adam Wakelin||30||154lb 3oz|
|19th||Geoff Vallance||29||319lb 5oz|
|20th||Lee Riley||29||300lb 11oz|
Well we have come to the end of the Preston festival 2014 and what a fantastic week it’s been. We were fully booked this year with 180 anglers and with the opportunity to go through to the Masters and win £25,000 the gloves were off.
Here’s how they fished on their final day…
‘A’ section, Bolingey
Today’s winner on was John Whincup on peg 17 with 138lb 10oz.
|John Whincup||peg 17||9 points||138lb 10oz|
|Scott Russell||peg 40||9 points||106lb 10oz|
|Paul Carpenter||peg 46||9 points||99lb 4oz|
|Adam Southgate||peg 19||9 points||66lb 12oz|
‘B’ section, Pollawyn
In first place on peg 18 was Nick Speed with a weight of 70lb 15oz. Nick fished short pole with meat and method.
|Gary Thomas||peg 45||9 points||69lb 3oz|
|Nick Speed||peg 18||9 points||70lb 15oz|
|Paul Yates||peg 17||9 points||65lb 2oz|
|Tom Wallis||peg 1||9 points||41lb 9oz|
‘C’ section, Twin Oaks and Trelawney
With a weight of 148lb 13oz Matt Arnold secured himself first place on peg 16 Twin Oaks today. Matt fished pellet waggler at 5 metres.
|Matt Arnold||peg 16||9 points||148lb 13oz|
|Lee Kerry||peg 31||9 points||113lb 8oz|
|Charlie Simpson||peg 18||9 points||54lb 15oz|
|Alan Scotthorne||peg 31||9 points||68lb 10oz|
‘D’ section, Trewaters, Acorn and Canal
Steve Ringer took first place today on Trewaters with a weight of 94lb 10oz on peg 23. Steve fished 16 metres to the island with red maggot.
|Grant Albutt||peg 18||9 points||65lb 1oz|
|Steve Cooke||peg 7||9 points||63lb 2oz|
|Adrian Higgingbottom||peg 39||9 points||65lb 3oz|
|Steve Ringer||peg 23||9 points||94lb 10oz|
‘E’ section, Porth
With a weight of 15lb 3oz Simon Colclough finished first on Porth today on peg 84. He fished short pole with maggot.
|Simon Colclough||peg 84||9 points||15lb 3oz|
|Frankie Gianoncelli||peg 78||9 points||13lb 2oz|
|Rob Wootton||peg 32||9 points||13lb 1oz|
|Lee Edwards||peg 18||9 points||10lb 7oz|
|1st||Lee Kerry||45 (dropped 9)||387lb 4oz|
|2nd||Nick Speed||43 dropped 7||361lb 2oz|
|3rd||Lee Edwards||43 dropped 8||349lb 0oz|
|4th||Tommy Pickering||43 dropped 8||300lb 6oz|
|5th||Des Shipp||41 dropped 6||282lb 14oz|
|6th||Jamie Wilde||42 dropped 8||334lb 7oz|
|7th||Matt Godfrey||40 dropped 6||409lb 7oz|
|8th||Andy Geldart||40 dropped 6||290lb 1oz|
|9th||Frankie Gianoncelli||39 dropped 5||388lb 14oz|
|10th||Grant Albutt||39 dropped 5||316lb 2oz|
|11th||Steve Ringer||40 dropped 7||331lb 14oz|
|12th||John Whincup||39 dropped 6||392lb 13oz|
|13th||Andy Nelson||39 dropped 6||308lb 7oz|
|14th||Richie Hull||39 dropped 6||259lb 6oz|
|15th||Rob Wootton||38 dropped 5||291lb 1oz|
|16th||Gary Thomas||37 dropped 4||324lb 8oz|
|17th||Paul Holland||36 dropped 3||308lb 15oz|
|18th||Andy Power||35 dropped 2||282lb 8oz|
|19th||Jon Arthur||36 dropped 4||350lb 9oz|
|20th||Steve Cooke||36 dropped 4||334lb 2oz|
|21st||Geoff Vallance||36 dropped 4||331lb 15oz|
|22nd||Andy Leathers||36 dropped 4||290lb 15oz|
|23rd||Adrian Higgingbottom||36 dropped 4||268lb 12oz|
|24th||Leigh Hodgkinson||34 dropped 2||300lb 0oz|
Congratulations to the top 24 who now go through to fish the Parkdean Masters.
Also to Lee Kerry, Nick Speed and Lee Edwards for finishing in the top 3
We would also like to say a big thank you to Preston Innovations for once again sponsoring the event