- 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
* March DAA Fur & Feather, Old River Nene, Cambs. Sun. 78. Mark Pollard (Shimano/Dynamite Baits/Ace/Rapala/Stanjay Gold MG) 18-0-0, roach to 4 oz and skimmers, poled bread at 4 metres and squatt well over on poled squatt, peg 12; Joe Roberts (Kamasan Starlets) 17-9-0; Danny Mason (Bill’s Tackle) 7-8-0; Chris Sale (Bill’s Tackle) 16-9-0; John Whitehouse (Bait-Tech Suffolk Water Park) 16-4-0; Phil Chesterton (Maver Bait-Tech) 14-5-0.
Aldercar Lane, Langley Mill, Notts. Tues, Railway Lake, 7. Andy Mason (Aldercar Lane) 8-11-0, small carp, poled pellet, peg 17; Tony Bevan (Stanton) 6-2-0; Ivor Lister (Aldercar Lane) 5-10-0. Wed, Acorn Lake, 10. Mick Hutsby (Aldercar Lane) 13-5-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet, peg 20; Dave Perry (Stanton) 10-14-0; Alan Gilbourne (Mansfield Piscatonals) 6-9-0; Graham Marshall (Aldercar Lane) 5-13-0; Ted Newman (Mill Tackle) 5-1-0. Sun, Railway & Acorn Lakes, 15. Andy Mason (Aldercar Lane) 24-12-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet, Acorn peg 27; Paul Stone (Aldercar Lane) 18-0-0; Lee Palin (Peg One Angling) 14-6-0; Ian Veasey (Aldercar Lane) 13-0-0; Dave Needham (Peg One Angling) 10-4-0.
Decoy Lakes, Whittlesey, Cambs. Sat, Beastie Lake, 17. Steve Clarke (Maver Image VDE) 58-7-0, mostly F1s, straight lead with pellet and maggot, peg 3; Simon Godfrey (Decoy) 49-1-0; Rob Goodson (Decoy) 41-11-0; Steve Tyler (Poplets) 32-11-0. Sun, Horseshoe Lake, 15. Jon Whincup (Bait-Tech) 50-2-0, a 7 lb carp plus F1s, pellet at 13 metres, peg 6; Ben Sharpe (South Witham) 45-15-0; Simon Dow (Decoy) 45-13-0; Neil Adcock (Browning Hot Rods) 44-2-0.
Graham’s Pond, Huntingdon, Cambs., Sat. 12. John Hurley (Graham’s Pond) 12-7-0, small carp, 6mm expander pellet, peg 1; Ian Thornton (Graham’s Pond) 4-6-0; Nigel Marshall (Graham’s Pond) 2-12-0.
How End Winter Pairs, How End Fishery, Houghton Conquest, Beds. Sun, 20, Yasi’s & Dani’s lakes. Dave Pearce (How End) 26-1-0, carp and silvers, poled caster and maggot, Yasi’s peg 1; Brian Boswell (How End) 24-9-0; Darryl Anderson (How End) 21-1-0; Ben Blank (How End) 19-12-0; Barry Smith (How End) 17-5-0. Pairs: How End Heroes 107; The Leprecahuns 104; 006 ½ 95; Bus Pass Baggers 77; Young and Old 73.
Park Hall, Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts. Sun, Old Estate Lake, 11. Roy Gregory (Somercotes) 31-6-0, 8 carp plus a few skimmers, bomb with meat and corn, peg 57; Eugene Tagg (Mansfield) 28-0-0; Steve Hanrahan (Ollerton) 24-6-0; Gavin Snowden (Mansfield Woodhouse) 20-1-0; Lee Nussey (Shire Brook) 15-0-0; Paul Thomas (Mansfield Woodhouse) 11-0-0.
Sherwood Forest Farm Park Fishery, Edwinstowe, Notts. Tues, Sherwood Lake, 17. John Urrity (Alfreton Angling Centre) 21-0-0, roach, skimmers and perch to 12 oz, waggler and maggot, peg 21; John Holmes (Woodhouse Angling Centre) 20-1-0; Dave Round (Woodhouse Angling Centre) 18-2-0; Fred Bispham (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 15-11-0; Ian Boyd (Woodhouse Angling Centre) 13-4-0; John Slinn (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 11-8-0. Wed, Autumn Fun League, Holmedale Lake, 18. Simon Skelton (Middy Match Team) 103-11-0, 23 carp to 8 lb and 6 skimmers to 2 lb, small pellet feeder cast to the lily pad and pole and pellet at 14 metres, peg 33; Nigel Shipman (Subfish Tackle) 93-8-0; Mick Langton (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 50-12-0; Andy Lakey (Worksop Angling Centre) 48-12-0; Pete Hodgetts (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 43-7-0; Matt Malia (Worksop Angling Centre) 37-15-0; Geoff Mawby (Gateford Angling Centre) 23-0-0. Sat, Holmedale Lake, 20. Lee Parker (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 90-10-0, carp to 7 lb, pole with 6mm soft pellet and 4mm hard pellet, peg 27; Pete Hodgetts (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 47-10-0; Mick Langton (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 43-15-0; Andy Birkin (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 37-15-0; Phil Carline (Subfish) 30-0-0; Jamie Mills (Nathon’s of Derby) 28-11-0.
Westwood Lakes, Wyberton, Lincs. Tues, Osprey Lake, 12. Steve Reid (Garbolino RAF) 111-10-0, F1s, 4mm expander over groundbait with a few 2mm feeder pellets, at 6 metres and 9 metres, peg 23; Spike Milligan (Lincs County) 83-8-0; Ron Roberts (Liams Elite) 82-10-0; Steve Lane (Marukyu Westwood Lakes) 82-8-0; Cameron Stokes (Bruce Mahey AC) 78-10-0. Sun, Osprey Lake, 18. Mick Stamp (Preston Innovations) 48-8-0, F1s, expander pellet at 5 and 11 metres, peg 5; Paul Harsley (Dave’s Peg) 43-10-0; Steve Lane (Marukyu / WW Lakes) 42-5-0; Pete Raynor (WW Lakes) 32-8-0; Daniel Abbott (WW Lakes) 31-9-0.
Willow Lakes, Foston, Lincs., Sat, 18, Ash, Chestnut & Hawthorn. Graham Eden (Mansfield) 28-4-0, 6 carp, bomb and corn, Hawthorn peg 23; Terry Marshall (Dynamite Matchmen’s Supplies) 28-4-0; John Woodland (Sherwood Forest Farm Park) 24-12-0; Paul Kimberley (Team Zimba) 23-8-0; Andy Birkin (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 22-4-0; Steve Davies (Dave’s Peg) 20-0-0.