This week’s Angler’s Mail magazine gets inside the mind of Andy Bennett, who has lifted the 2013-2014 Angler’s Mail Matchman of the Year title and also banked £5,000 from Preston Innovations.


Aldercar Lane, Langley Mill, Notts. Tues, 8, Railway Lake. Andy Mason (Aldercar Lane) 50-14-0, carp to 9 lb, poled pellet and corn, peg 2; Russ Dowding (Mill Tackle) 50-12-0. Wed, 17, Over-55s, Railway. Phil Beard (Aldercar Lane) 28-12-0, carp to 9 lb, poled pellet and corn, peg 12; Dave Needham (SP Floats) 25-15-0; Chris Start (Eastwood Angling) 21-0-0; Brian Coleman (Aldercar Lane) 20-3-0. Sun, 24, Railway and Acorn. Russ Dowding (Mill Tackle) 46-9-0, carp to 5 lb plus silvers, poled caster, pellet and corn, Railway peg 36; Dennis Plackett (Cotmanhay) 39-14-0; Andy Butler (Aldercar Lane) 35-10-0; Lee Payling (Peg One Angling) 32-11-0; Bryn Turner (Notts AA) 31-5-0; Dave Lawrence (Aldercar Lane) 26-9-0.

Angling Trust WL Semi-Final, Grand Union Canal, Loughborough, Leics. Sun, 90. Pete Scott (Drennan Leicester Sensas) 5 Kg 690 gr, 131 roach and perch, bloodworm, joker and caster, peg G7 Glebe Street; Kev Clarke (Wigan MG) 4.900; Mick Hatchard (Shakespeare Superteam) 4.800; Simon Rothwell (Standish Sharks) 4.550; Jimmy Messor (Maver Newman Scotts) 4.550; Danny Martin (Wigan MG) 4.440. Teams: Shakespeare Superteam 69; Wigan MG 60; Drennan NW 55; Maver Bait-Tech 53; Drennan Leicester Sensas 52.

Barford, Colton Lake, near Norwich. Sat, 15. Dave Jarvis (Angling Direct Suffolk) 123-6-0, 19 carp to  8 lb, shallow maggot, 14.5m; Colin Allport (Smart Rendering) 84-10-0; Paul Ashford (Barford Tackle) 79-12-0.
Burton Angling Supplies, Longford Fishery, Derbys. Sun, 29, Lily Pool. Kev Moseley (BAS) 39-8-0, carp, pellet and corn at 13m to island, peg 1; Mark Jones (BAS) 34-12-0; Rich Hemmings (BAS) 33-4-0; John Harper (BAS) 24-10-0.

Cross Drove, Hockwold, Norfolk. Wed, 18. Ian Shipp (Cross Drove) 100-15-0, carp to 12 lb and F1s to 7 lb 8 oz, pellet and corn, 14.5m, peg 29; Chalkie (Daiwa Dynamite) 73-4-0; James Heaps (Poplett’s) 65-10-0; Simon Easey (Stanjays) 64-12-0. Sat, 24. Steve Kindleysides (Diss) 91-11-0, carp to 8 lb and F1s to 6 lb, pellet, 14.5m, peg 1; Simon Wheeler (Daiwa Dynamite) 72-13-0; Ian Shipp (Cross Drove) 70-15-0; Tony Evans (Dynamite Middy) 66-3-0; Darren Hart (Beck Row) 43-8-0; Giffy (Lakenheath)  41-3-0. Sun, 34. Pete Norman (Kev’s Tackle) 91-15-0 carp to 14 lb and F1s to 6 lb, catmeat and pellet, 13m, peg 33; Neil Parkinson (Dynamite Middy) 89-2-0; Gary Miller (Maver Bait-Tech) 87-5-0; Rob Heath (Chestnut Pool) 83-8-0; Tony Watling jnr (Stanjays) 83-0-0; Brian Gibson (Stanjays) 81-14-0.

Decoy Lakes, Whittlesey, Cambs. Tues, 29, Beastie Lake. Mick King (JVAC) 102-5-0, F1s to 2 lb, poled pellet shallow, peg 30; Kev Hunt (Boston) 79-10-0; Chris Barley (Finedon) 79-1-0; Stuart Milne (Bagging Up Tackle) 78-1-0. Sat, 20, Oak Lake. Michael Brooker (Decoy) 107-3-0, carp to 5 lb, poled pellet shallow, peg 10; Stan Dow (Decoy) 100-0-0; Simon Dow (Decoy) 96-12-0; Nigel Baxter (Bag’em) 89-12-0. Sun, 14, Willows. Jimmy Brooks (Middy) 175-10-0, F1s to 2 lb, poled pellet shallow, peg 29; Simon Godfrey (Decoy) 140-4-0; Simon Dow (Decoy) 76-6-0; Pete Lambdin (Dersingham) 74-0-0.

Devon AC, Maynes Pools, Stoke Golding, Leics. Sun, 20, Pools 1 and 2. Dominic Gaczinsky (Devon AC) 33-1-0, carp to 2 lb, poled pellet, peg 32; John Hobbs (Devon AC) 30-0-0; Chris Buckley (Swanns) 29-11-0; Graham Brownlie (Devon AC) 29-0-0.


Be sure to get this week’s issue – in shops from Tuesday. The bagged April 8 cover-dated issue includes latest tackle guide and gets you right inside the mind of Preston Innovations-Angler’s Mail Matchman of the Year, Andy Bennett.


Fish 4 5+5k, Water Meadows, Chapel St. Leonards, Lincs. Sat, 30, Moat Lake. Mark Bower (Claycross) 75-6-0, carp to 6 lb and barbel 4 lb, poled maggot on deck, peg 2; Steve Cromey (Tollerton Ponds) 72-11-0; Graham Cripsey (Water Meadows) 59-10-0; Brian Elliott (Bait Tech) 53-2-0. Qualifiers: Mark Bower, John Johnson, Steve Cromey, Russ Parsons. Sun, 28, Moat. Colin Spencer (Bait-Tech) 114-12-0, carp to 7 lb, poled meat in margins, peg 12; Ady Freeman (Lakeview) 78-7-0; Brian Elliott (Bait-Tech) 63-12-0; Steve Cromey (Tollerton Ponds) 60-2-0. Section qualifiers: Colin Spencer, Brian Elliott, Ady Freeman, Ashley Pimperton.

Graham’s Pond, Huntingdon, Cambs. Sat, 10. Stu Redman (Team Sensas) 10-14-0, small carp and silvers, poled maggot and pinkie, peg 1; Ian Thornton (Graham’s Pond) 9-14-0.

Jansons Fishery, Elton, Notts. Tues, 15,  Match Pool. Mark Davies (Jansons) 98-4-0, carp to 3 lb, ide, rudd and skimmers, poled pellet down track and in margins, peg 1; Paul Defusto (Jansons) 78-7-0; Neil Edwards (Jansons) 69-4-0. Tues, 9, Munroes. Phil Hill (Jansons) 88-0-0, carp to 3 lb, ide, rudd and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 20. Thurs, 12, Match Pool. Ernie Waterfall (Jansons) 88-1-0, carp to 3 lb, ide, rudd and skimmer bream, top kit with pellet and maggot over 3 mm feed, peg 3; John Larder (Jansons) 87-12-0; Nigel Ballaam (Jansons) 85-7-0. Thurs, 8, Munroes. Ant White (Jansons) 56-7-0, carp to 3 lb, ide, rudd and skimmer bream, poled maggot, peg 19. Sat, 19,, Match Pool. Dave Smith 73-8-0, carp to 3 lb, ide, rudd and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 28; Chris Mason 64-6-0; Steve Davies 60-0-0. Sat, 15, Rose and Crown AC. Marcus Leek 25-7-0, carp to 3 lb, ide, rudd and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 15; D. Clarke 24-8-0; G. Cobb 19-11-0. Sun,14, Archer’s AC, Match Pool. Lee Bell 86-6-0, carp, poled corn in margins, peg 1; Rory Smith 72-14-0; Daz Trolley 62-12-0.

Lakeview Fishery, Holwell, Leics. Sun, 24, Canal and Serpent lakes. Shaun Huggins (Dynamite Baits) 100-9-0, carp, poled pellet and maggot, Canal peg 6; Ken Daws (Sensas) 78-10-0; Mick Beckhurst (Lakeview Select) 73-6-0; Tom Neale (Rutlanders) 69-8-0; Matt Gaetto (Notts) 62-9-0.

Park Hall Fishery, Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts. Sun, 12, Old Estate Lake. Graham Eden (Mansfield) 70-4-0, 14 carp to 9 lb plus skimmers, bomb and pole with pellet, peg 54; Roy Gregory (Somercotes) 64-8-0; Eugene Tagg (Mansfield) 46-6-0.

Sherwood Forest Farm Park Fishery, Edwinstowe, Notts. Tues, 18, Sherwood Lake. Dave Hiley (Sherwood) 67-4-0, 43 lb of ide and skimmers plus three carp, caster at 4m plus poled worm in margins, peg 40; Steve Richards (Woodhouse Angling) 44-2-0; John Holmes (Woodhouse Angling) 43-0-0; Fred Bispham (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 41-4-0. Wed, 23, Holmedale. Gavin Liversedge (Marukyu Gateford Angling) 83-12-0, carp to 10 lb, pellet shallow at 14m and in margins, peg 32; Andy Lakey (Worksop Angling) 78-15-0; Pete Hodgetts (Sherwood) 76-12-0; Paul Unwin (Gateford Angling Supplies) 75-10-0. Sun, 22, Holmedale. Martin Brown (Eastwood Angling Centre) 228-15-0, carp to 9 lb, poled maggot over four pints of reds, peg 45; Tom Scholey (Matrix Dynamite Trentmen) 107-2-0; Lee Plackett (Sherwood) 101-15-0; Adam Daniels (Sherwood) 96-7-0.

Townsend Lakes, Wisbech, Cambs. Sun, 12, Cuckoo Canal. Paul Hollingsworth (Townsend) 110-6-0, carp, poled corn in the margins, peg 1; John Parr (Townsend) 110-2-0; Paul Pleasants (Townsend) 96-3-0.

Westwood Lakes, Wyberton, Lincs. Tues, 15, Skylark Lake. Janusz Kedzierski (Westwood Lakes) 72-0-0, carp, F1s, tench and barbel, poled red maggot and expander pellet, peg 3; Brian Harding (Maver Bait-Tech) 65-10-0; Steve Lane (Marukyu /Westwood) 64-10-0; Tim Bates (Sensas Mark One) 52-12-0. Thurs, 40, Over-50s, Skylark Lake, 40. Tom Wilson (Westwood Lakes) 54-0-0, carp, F1s and barbel, poled red maggot shallow, peg 39; Fred Bisham (Westwood Lakes) 40-12-0; Brian Harding (Maver Bait-Tech) 29-8-0; Jeff Dougan (Westwood Lakes) 25-6-0. Sat, 23, Osprey. Paul Harsley (Dave’s Peg) 94-12-0, F1s, expander pellet over 4 mm feed, peg 3; Steve Winter (Drennan Bait-Tech) 89-6-0; Alistair Ogilvie (Maver Bait-Tech) 74-12-0; Simon Potter (Westwood Lakes) 59-4-0; Janusz Kedzierski (Westwood Lakes) 56-4-0. Sun, 32, Skylark. Steve Lane (Marukyu /Westwood) 66-0-0, carp, F1s, tench and barbel, poled maggot, peg 32; Shane Wilcox (Dave’s Peg) 59-12-0; Spike Milligan (Garbolino Lincs County) 53-4-0; Steve Pretty (Miracle Baits) 50-12-0; Mark Afford (Westwood Lakes) 46-10-0.

Willow Lakes, Foston, Lincs. Sat, 16, Ash and Hawthorn lakes. Ben Checkley (Nottingham) 91-0-0, carp to 6 lb, poled pellet to the island plus three to 12 lb down edge on pellet, Hawthorn peg 28; Paul Kimberley (Team Zimba) 63-8-0; Mark Westleby (Newark) 54-0-0; Paul Johnson (Willow Lakes) 53-2-0.




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