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!
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

* East Midlands WL, Raveley Drain, Factory Bank & Old Nene at Benwick, Cambs. Sun, 60. Stan Binge (Stanjay Gold) 21-7-0, rudd, bleak and roach, whip and pinkie mid-water, Raveley end peg; Gavin Butler (Maver Bait-Tech) 21-3-0; Adam Randall (Stanjay Red) 19-0-8; Martin Roper (Sensas Mark One White) 16-11-0; Josh Pace (Sensas Mark One White) 15-13-0; Martin Caldecoat (Stanjay Gold) 15-10-0. Teams: Maver Bait-Tech 27; Stanjay Gold 28; Sensas Mark One White 28; Browning Hot Rods 29; Stanjay Red 45; Sensas Mark One Black 53. Final League: Stanjay Gold 10; Maver Bait-Tech 15; Browning Hot Rods 17; Sensas Mark One White 18; Stanjay Red 33; Sensas Mark One Black 33.

* Long Eaton Fed Bottle Match, Trent & Mersey Canal, Shardlow, Derbyshire. Sat, 53. Pete Hurt (Long Eaton Fed) 14-0-0, skimmers and bream, legered worm, peg 1; Tony Barker (Shakespeare Superteam) 10-12-0; Stuart McClellen (Long Eaton Fed) 7-11-0; Fred Lakin (Radcliffe) 5-4-8; Dave Fowler (Matlock) 4-5-8; Pete Madeley (Derby) 4-5-8.






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Smaller fishing match results


Aldercar Lane Fishery, Langley Mill, Notts. Tues, Acorn Lake, 6. Dave Perry (Stanton) 27-0-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet, peg 5; Ivor Lister (Aldercar Lane) 15-6-0. Wed, Acorn & Railway Lakes, 12. Alan Gilbourne (Mansfield Piscatorials AS) 11-2-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet, Acorn peg 23; Mick Hutsby (Aldercar Lane) 8-8-0; Graham Sheffield (Aldercar Lane) 6-9-0. Sun, Acorn Lake, 17. Geoff Thorpe (Aldercar Lane) 33-10-0, carp to 8 lb, poled maggot and caster, peg 5; Dave Needham (Peg One Angling) 23-0-0; Andy Mason (Aldercar Lane) 20-14-0; Kev Albrighton (Peg One Angling) 18-5-0; James Stevenson (Bait-Tech) 17-13-0; Trev Johnson (Mill Tackle) 17-6-0.

Cross Drove, Hockwold, Norfolk. Wed, 12. Rodney Finch (Deben) 62-14-0, peg 1; Tim Dabrowa (Hooked Newmarket) 41-12-0; Adam Randell (Sanjays) 35-5-0. Sat, 12. Rob Heath (Chestnut Pool) 66-8-0, peg 33; Dave Shailes (Baggin Up) 45-8-0; Gordon Pearce (Banham) 29-6-0. Sun, 6. Dave Pearce (Wisbech) 42-13-0, peg 32; Stewart Payne (Daiwa Angling Direct) 40-7-0.


Decoy Lakes, Whittlesey, Cambs. Tues, Beastie Lake, 13. Rob Goodson (Decoy) 50-0-0, three big carp for 20 lb and a few smaller, pole, feeder, waggler and maggot, peg 23; Tony Dawson (Bait-Tech Haddenham) 47-6-0; Tom Neale (Rutlanders) 40-0-0; Pete Lambdin (Dersingham) 37-10-0. Sat, Six Islands Lake, 21. Steve Freeman (Marukyu) 73-13-0, carp to 5 lb, poled pellet, peg 24; Richard Bond (Bury St. Edmunds) 66-0-0; Nigel Baxter (Bag ‘Em) 63-0-0; Simon Dow (Decoy) 46-0-0 Sun, Oak & Cedar Lakes, 19. Kevin Wadge (Decoy) 108-4-0, carp to 7 lb, poled maggots to the reeds, Oak peg 15; Simon Dow (Decoy) 74-13-0; Tony Dawson (Bait-Tech) 62-13-0; Clive Cole (Decoy) 56-15-0.

Deeping St James AC Fur & Feather, River Glen, West Pinchbeck. Sun 20. Nick Preston (DSPAC) 5-15-0, roach and perch, poled punch and worm, peg 1; Nigel Briggs (DSJAC) 5-12-0. David Norville (DSJAC) 5-4-0. 

Garbolino RAF East Anglia Fur & Feather, Raveley Drain, nr Huntingdon. Thurs, 14. Roy Whincup (Stanjays) 12-8-0, roach and rudd to 4 oz, whip and pinkie, peg 12; Pete Wray (RAF Old Lags) 12-5-0; Kev Barton (RAF Old Lags) 8-2-0; Graham Welton (Garbolino RAF) 8-0-0; Ben Jackson (Garbolino RAF Marham) 7-5-0; Ray Torrington (Deeping St. James) 7-1-8.

Gipping APS Fur and Feather, River Gipping, nr. Ipswich, Suffolk. Sun, 8. Colin May (GAPS) 2-5-0, lone perch waggler worm, Elton bank peg 17; only angler to catch.

Graham’s Pond, Huntingdon, Cambs., Sat. 12. Stu Redman (Sensas) 30-5-0, carp, poled maggot and pinkie, peg 7; John Hurley (Graham’s Pond) 15-12-0; Ian Thornton (Graham’s Pond) 15-5-0.

Harleston and Wortwell, Pole only, Weybread middle pit, near Harleston, Norfolk. Sun, 15. Jessica Knights (Harleston) 23-6-0, skimmers and small carp, maggot and pellet, peg 36; Robert Hubbard (Daiwa Angling Direct) 12-10-0; Chris Knights jnr (Harleston) 10-15-0; Chris Knights snr (Harleston) 8-8-0.


Head Fen, nr. Ely, Cambs. Sun, 10. Geoff Arnold (Suffolks Finest) 60-12-0, 20 carp, maggot across, Snake peg 26; Stuart Milne (Emneth Tackle) 24-2-0; Dave Priestley (Shipshape Tackle) 22-0-0.

Janson Fishery, Ella Road, Notts. Tues. Match Pool, 14. Barry Cunningham (Janson) 107-2-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 34; Robin Soar (Janson) 78-5-0; Colin Reek (Janson) 69-11-0; Brian Elliott (Coalfield) 61-10-0; P. Sisson (Janson Fishery) 40-3-0. Sat. Donut Pool, 7. Rob Taylor (Janson) 39-2-0, silvers and carp, poled pellet, peg1; Kev Sentence (Janson) 33-4-0; Nigel Ballaam (Grantham) 26-4-0.

Be sure to read the Dick Clegg interview in Angler's Mail magazine (on sale from Tuesday, Dec 17 to 31)

Be sure to read the Dick Clegg interview in Angler’s Mail magazine (on sale from Tuesday, Dec 17 to 31)




Kings Lynn AA, Great Ouse, Ten Mile Bank, Norfolk. Sun, 15. Jess Rocket (Littleport) 2-0-0, roach, poled maggot, peg 1 Modney Bridge; Paul Wright (Kings Lynn) 0-12-0; Tony Moll (Emneth) 0-7-0.
Lakeview Fishery, Holwell, Leics. Sun, 12, Canal & Stream lakes. Andy Searle (Middy) 80-5-0, carp, poled pellet, Canal peg 14; Martin Thackery (Sub Fish) 72-1-0; Shaun Butler (LVS) 58-10-0; John Bramley (LVS) 48-8-0; Danny Higgins (Sub Fish) 47-6-0; Peter Cooke (Notts) 43-8-0.

Market Rasen AA Lincolnshire Keyline & Wavin WL, Willingham Road Lake, Lincs. Sun, 9. Ted Goulsbra (Market Rasen AA) 5-7-0, skimmers, feeder with maggot and pinkie, peg 9; Alan Smith (Market Rasen AA) 2-11-0; Stuart Cash (Market Rasen AA) 2-4-0.

Park Hall Fishery, Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts. Sun. Old Estate Lake, 15. Lee Nussey (Mansfield Woodhouse) 39-8-0, 10 carp to 7 lb, bomb and corn at distance, peg 52; Paul Thomas (Mansfield Woodhouse) 37-2-0; Graham Eden (Mansfield) 32-2-0; Roy Gregory (Somercotes) 30-6-0; Steve Hanrahan (Ollerton) 25-14-0; Eddy Musgrove (Mansfield Woodhouse) 23-10-0.

Sherwood Forest Fishery, Edwinstowe, Notts., Tues. Sherwood Lake, 12. John Holmes (Woodhouse Angling Centre) 17-4-0, skimmers, poled maggot over groundbait, peg 11; Dave Round (Woodhouse Angling Centre) 12-3-0; Mick Burrell (Gateford Angling Supplies) 11-11-0; John Urrity (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 10-3-0. Wed. Autumn Fun League, Holmedale Lake, 18. Andy Lakey (Worksop Angling Centre) 94-14-0, 24 carp to 7 lb, small pellet feeder, cast to the island, peg 39; Simon Skelton (Middy) 70-9-0; Mick Langton (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 65-12-0; Paul Unwin (Gateford Angling Supplies) 38-14-0; John Thomas (Bleakley Creswell) 30-0-0. Sun. Holmedale Lake, 21. Leon Hardwick (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 93-11-0, carp, pole and small pellet, peg 27; Lee Plackett (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 78-1-0; Phil Carline (Subfish) 77-3-0; Ian Rowney (Mansfield Piscatorial AS) 67-15-0; Ian Boyd (Woodhouse Angling Centre) 65-4-0; Lee Parker (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 61-12-0.

Suffolk Water Park, near Ipswich. Sat, 18. Dick Bagley (Castaway Ipswich) 12-15-0, 7 lb of roach to short poled maggot plus six skimmers on long poled corn, peg 29 Match lake 1; Keith Gooderam (Browning Wickford) and Mac Collett (Nisa Feeders) both 8-6-0; Sam Kennard (Nisa Waveney) 7-3-0; Richard Watson (Nisa Waveney) 7-2-0; Glen Carter (Sudbury) 6-15-0.

Townsend Lakes, nr. Wisbech, Cambs. Sun. Cuckoo Canal, 12. Sammy McSpaddon (Townsend) 82-6-0, carp, poled pellet, in the deep, peg 18; Colin Begbie (Townsend) 70-8-0; Derrick Upson (Townsend) 68-0-0. Sun. Southery AC, Woodpecker Pool, 11. Brian Lee (Southrey) 50-0-0, carp, long pole and pellet, in the margins, peg 10; Chris Hall (Southrey) 37-0-0; Adrian Feltwell (Southrey) 29-6-0.

Westwood Lakes, Wyberton, Lincs. Tues, Osprey Lake, 14. Ron Roberts (Liam’s Elite) 82-8-0, 181 F1s to 1 lb, pellet and maggot at 5m, peg 23; Ken Clark (Westwood Lakes) 74-8-0; Steve Lane (Marukyu) 66-8-0; Dave Wills (Dave’s Peg) 58-0-0; Januaz Keidezski (Westwood Lakes) 53-10-0. Sun, Osprey Lake, 25. Luke Morley (Sensas A4) 89-11-0, F1s, poled 4mm expander over 4mm feed pellet, peg 23; Paul Harsley (Dave’s Peg) 79-14-0; Tony Evans (Dynamite Baits) 73-10-0; Pete Raynor (Westwood Lakes) 72-8-0; Dave Taylor (Westwood Lakes) 72-2-0.

Willow Lakes, Foston, Lincs., Sat. Ash, Chestnut & Hawthorn Lakes, 17. Paul Kimberley (Team Zimba) 51-0-0 10 carp to 8 lb, bomb and meat, Hawthorn peg 13; Alan Roberts (Mansfield) 28-8-0; Rob Fryer (Dynamite Matchman Supplies) 26-4-0; John Belcher (RAF) 23-0-0; Graham Eden (Mansfield) 20-8-0.





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