Andy Bennett has lifted the 2013-2014 Angler's Mail Matchman of the Year title and also banked £5,000 from Preston Innovations.

Andy Bennett has lifted the 2013-2014 Angler’s Mail Matchman of the Year title and also banked £5,000 from Preston Innovations.

MANCHESTER match magician Andy Bennett became the 2013-14 Preston Innovations Angler’s Mail Matchman of the Year after a dynamic final weekend of the season.

The Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech backed ace underlined his total dominance of the series by taking his already hefty season’s tally to 98, courtesy of successive second place finishes in 55 and 89-entry matches at his local Partridge Lakes.

Andy has now received his trophy – a new one now the contest has moved to sponsorship by Preston Innovations,  and a record £5,000 winner’s cheque.

Andy was twice winner of our Matchman of the Year under the previous format and Kamasan sponsorship, when only matches over 50 pegs counted, he becomes the first champ in the popular new system, which embraces far more contests around the country.

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Points were scored during the main season on a simple sliding scale, where a minimum of 30 anglers fished.

2013/14 FINAL TOP 3

98 ANDY BENNETT (Daiwa Guru Bait-Tech)

72 KIERON RICH (Daiwa)

60 DAZ SHAW (Maver NW)

  • More coverage on the champion in Angler’s Mail magazine, along with exclusive big full final table and impressive final payout.