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

* 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.


Other matches

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.