- It’s the BIG Christmas issue of Angler’s Mail magazine, in shops from Tuesday this week spanning the period December 17-31. Including Tips of the Year pullout, Best Gear of the Year, Dick Clegg interview, Images of the Year and lots, lots more!
Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers
* Dynamite Oakfield/Alders Farm WL, Aylesbury, Bucks. Sun, 40, Pines & Ash Lakes, Barry Mason (Potter’s Wizards) 89-0-0, carp to 6 lb, pold pellet at 13 metres, Ash peg 7; Martin Greene (Daiwa GOT Baits Black) 81-0-0; Tony Grigorjevs (Poles Apart) 77-14-0; Pete Wintle (All Sorts) 76-8-0; Richard Brain (GOT Baits Red) 75-5-0; Mick Dickens (Chiltern MG) 74-12-0. Teams: GOT Baits Red 28; Allsorts 27; Chiltern MG 27. Final League: GOT Baits Black 173; Potter’s Wizards 162; GOT Baits Red 156.
*Ockendon Bait & Tackle, Puddledock Farm near Upminster, Essex . Sun. 53. Attila Szekeres (Oakwood Angling) 145-0-0, carp to 8 lb, bread in far bank shallow water, snake lake peg 11 ; Gary Ford ( Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 128-4-0; Ross Harold ( Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 82-14-0; Andy Hume (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 63-0-0 ; Simon Wheeler ( Daiwa Dynamite) 58-8-0; Dean Swift ( Matrix Sonu Baits) 35-0-0.
*Slough House Lake, near Upminster Essex. Sun (Dec 15). 35. John Hunt ( Brentwood Angling), skimmers mainly on the pole but with a few on the waggler and pellet, peg 5; Adam Southgate ( Garbolino Black Horse) 39-4-0 ; John Southgate (Garbolino Black Horse) 32-2-0 ; Martin Bartrum (Bowlers) 25-8-0.
*White Acres Silver Fish WL, Pollawyn, Jenny’s and Trelawney lakes, Cornwall. Sun, 38. Harry Billing (Garbolino) 48-12-0, skimmers on long pole with maggot and caster over groundbait, peg 27 Pollawyn; Roy Booth (Barns) 42-12-0; Andy Dare (Garbolino Bolingey) 40-4-0; Stuart Lister (Spro) 37-14-0; Trevor Conroy (Culdrose) 33-14-0; Chris Hancock (Sensas/Gwinear) 33-8-0.
*Wiltshire Angling Centre Christmas Pairs, Kennet and Avon Canal, Seend Park and Kings Arms, Wilts. Sun, 38. Martyn Barratt (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 10-4-0, roach and skimmers on pole and maggot over groundbait and squatts, Kings Arms section; Kev Rowles (Devizes MG) 10-3-0; Mick Martin (Wiltshire Angling) 8-12-0; Stu White (Premier Angling) 8-8-0; Matt Skyme (Wiltshire Angling) 7-11-0; Tony Gilbert (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 7-0-0. Pairs: Mick Martin and Vic Abbot (Wiltshire Angling) 3 points (14-0-0); Robin Guy and Stu White 3 (13-14-0).
Avon Angling. Landsend Fishery, Somerset. Wed, 9. Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 95-10-0, carp and 20lb of silvers on pole with caster and pellet, peg 16; Aaron Britnell (Avon Angling) 68-6-0; Chris Fox (Sensas Thyers) 41-6-0; Alan Oram (Shimano/Dynamite Baits) 36-8-0. Sun, 24. Aaron Britnell (Avon Angling) 95-11-0, 18 carp on pole and caster, peg 11; Tom Thick (Thatchers Tackle) 76-4-0; Craig Edmunds (Avon Angling) 64-4-0; Keith Fisher (Avon Angling) 59-3-0; Clint Wojtyla (Avon Angling) 53-11-0; Shaun Townsend (Maver Bathampton) 41-10-0.
Bait-Tech Viaduct. Somerton, Somerset. Wed, 15. Spring lake. Silverfish. Matt Parsons (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 28-14-0, skimmers on long pole and caster over groundbait, peg 18; Steve Kedge (Somerset Angling) 25-11-0; Andy Neal (Frenzee/Bait-Tech) 23-3-0; Ziggy Szakowski (Avon Angling) 19-0-0.
Langport AA Xmas Silvers, Bait-Tech Viaduct Fishery, Somerton, Somerset. Sun, 25, Spring and Lodge lakes. Rob Eagle (Langport AA) 15-2-0, skimmers on pole and caster, peg 24 Spring; Dean Stacey (Team Amigos) 13-15-0; Jack Warner (Langport AA) 13-0-0; Nige Easton (Langport AA) 12-2-0.
Marazion Xmas, St. Erth Pool, Republic of Kernow. Sun, 6. John Wilson (Holdem Arms) 33-10-0, carp on poled maggot, peg 22; Chris Plant (Marazion AC) 23-6-0; Clive Lewis (Marazion AC) 20-15-0.
Medway Tackle Christmas Open, Frant Lakes, Kent. Sun, 18. Kevin Pack (Bordon Angling Centre) 26-10-0, roach and perch, caster, 11m, Waterfall Lake; Sofie Hills (Medway Tackle) and Kevin Tong (Apollo) both 25-1-0; Fred Brown (Sensas SE) 17-8-0; Melvin Oakley (Advanced Pole Repairs) 17-6-0; John Pantry (Sensas SE) 16-2-0
Willow Park, Ash, Hants. Fri, 6, small lake. Adrian Hoyle (Willow Park) 46-2-0, carp, poled bread. Sat, 7. Mick Hooper (Harefield Tackle) 52-8-0, carp, poled pellets.
Tillingbourne over-50s, Gomshal, Surrey. Tues, 15. Brian Wallin (Free Spirit) 92-4-0, carp, poled pellets; Brian Green (Willingshurst) 46-3-0; Andy Love (Love Machine) 42-2-0.
White Acres Midweek Silverfish, Pollawyn Lake, Cornwall. Wed, 13. Harry Billing (Garbolino) 54-8-0, perch and roach on pole and caster, peg 15; Andy Dare (Garbolino Bolingey) 52-8-0; Andy Partridge (Spro) 27-8-0; Pete Byrne (Gwinear) 25-8-0; Ricky Dennis (White Acres) 24-8-0; Roger Baker (Sensas Thyers) 20-4-0.