Latest Tommy Pickering’s monthly winner revealed along with a big Preston Innovaions Matchman of the Year leaderboard in this week’s brilliant MatchMail section in Angler’s Mail magazine. Read it!




Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers

* Barford WL, Barford Pleasure, Railway & Willow lakes, near Norwich. Sun (Jan.5), 45. Jimmy Brooks (Matrix) 105-4-0 carp to 15 lb, Pleasure peg 7; Tim Dabrowa (Team Barford) 87-8-0; Terry Bollingbroke (VPH Roofing) 71-9-0; Vince Cross (Sax Angling) 69-13-0; Neil Adcock (Browning Hot Rods) 66-7-0; Jim Randell (Team JB) 57-15-0. Teams: Matrix 17; Browning Hot Rods 19; VPH Roofing 21; Sax Angling 22; Team Barford 25; Team JB 27; Daiwa Angling Direct Gold 28; Biffins Bridge 32; Daiwa Angling Direct Suffolk 35.
* Burton Angling Supplies WL, Trent & Mersey Canal, Burton and Willington, Derbyshire. Sun, 60. Adrian Higginbottom (Trentmen Old Boys) 28-7-0, eight chub to 4 lb plus a few skimmers, poled caster and chopped worm, Willington peg D15; Cameron Hughes (Kamasan Starlets) 9-2-0; Ted Yearby (Burton Angling Supplies) 8-8-8; Derek Jackson (Burton Angling Supplies) 8-3-1; Ian Sharratt (Dams & Lock) 7-10-0; Rob Aldred (Derby 4) 7-2-2. Teams: Burton Angling Supplies 14; Trentmen Old Boys 17; Kamasan Starlets 20; Trentmen School Boys 23; Dams & Lock 26; Shakespeare Superteam and Measham B both 30.

* Erewash Valley WL, Trent & Mersey Canal, Shardlow, Derbys. Sat, 56. Pete Allwood (Long Eaton Fed.) 12-2-0, skimmers to 10 oz, bloodworm at 12m, Chain peg; Jason Cunningham (Shakespeare Superteam) 8-11-0; Nigel Harrison (Ilkeston 8) 7-1-0; Phil Turner (Matchman Supplies) 5-11-0; Stu Naylor (Matrix Trentmen) 5-7-8; Alan Wright (Long Eaton Fed) 5-3-0. Teams: Shakespeare Superteam 20; Matrix Trentmen 30; Matchman Supplies 32; Mill Tackle 33; Long Eaton Fed 33; Ilkeston 8 36. League: Shakespeare Superteam 5; Matrix Trentmen 10; Matchman Supplies 13.

* Huntingdon Joint Amalgamation of Angling Clubs (HAJAC) WL, Raveley Drain, Factory Bank & Old Nene at Benwick, Cambs. Sun, 72. Alex Bates (Maver Bait-Tech Black) 24-14-0, all rudd, 5m whip and pinkie shallow, Raveley; Rob Dzialak (Mark One MK) 15-15-0; Ben Jackson (Stanjay Red) 15-3-8; John Hazelden (Browning Hot Rods) 14-4-0; Steve Winter (Maver Bait-Tech Black) 13-8-0; Andy Mead (Stanjay Posh) 10-0-8. Teams: Maver Bait-Tech Black 16; Stanjay Posh 27; Mark One MK 28; Browning Hot Rods 36; Stanjay Red 38; Stanjay Gold 41.

* Quorn AS WL, River Soar, Barrow Deeps, Leics. Sun, 34. Richie Reynolds (Wigston Blue) 7-5-0, skimmers and bream, groundbait feeder, Barrow deeps; Dave Petch (Quorn AS) 6-2-0; Mark Perkins (Matrix Trentmen) 5-12-0; Tony Cahill (Long Eaton Fed B) 5-12-0; Adam Nurse (Wigston Blue) 5-4-0; Joe Oakes (Wigston Blue) 4-0-0. Teams (Weight): Wigston Blue 12-13-0; Quorn AS 7-6-0. (Points): Wigston Blue 12; Matrix Trentmen 16.


Tommy Pickering’s latest monthly winner , plus a big Preston Innovaions Matchman of the Year leaderboard,  is ONLY in this week’s brilliant MatchMail section in Angler’s Mail magazine. Read it!  

Pick up your copy of the biggest read in fishing this week. This latest copy of Angler’s Mail magazine is in stockists from Tuesday, January 14.



Smaller fishing match results


Aldercar Lane, Langley Mill, Notts. Tues, Acorn Lake, 5. Andy Starkey (Aldercar Lane) 24-8-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet, peg 9. Wed, Railway Lake, 12. Russ Dowding (Mill Tackle) 30-11-0, carp to 9 lb, poled pellet, peg 18; Alan Gilbourne (Mansfield Piscatorials) 15-13-0; Arnie Palin (Peg One Angling) 14-3-0. Sun, Acorn Lake, 15. Lee Palin (Peg One Angling) 27-4-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet, peg 12; Ian Robinson (Sensas Mill Tackle) 21-1-0; Ian Veasey (Notts AA) 20-12-0; Graham Sheffield (Aldercar Lane) 20-7-0; Lee Hodgkinson (Matrix Trentmen) 14-1-0.

Decoy Lakes, Whittlesey, Cambs. Tues, Beastie Lake, 17. Nigel Baxter (Bag ‘Em) 62-14-0, all F1s, pellet at 13m and maggot down edge, peg 23; Steve Dorks (Colin’s Creel) 49-14-0; Bob MacBeath (Decoy) 48-0-0; Danny Carlton (Decoy) 43-0-0. Sat, Beastie Lake, 25. Richard Linnell (Decoy) 43-3-0, carp to 8 lb, straight lead and meat, peg 21; Jon Whincup (Bait-Tech) 39-12-0; Neil Parkinson (Dynamite Middy) 38-1-0; Martin Freeman (Marukyu) 30-12-0. Sun, Oak & Yew, 27. Carl Summers (Poplett’s) 113-10-0, carp to 7 lb, poled pellet, Yew peg 20; Tony McGregor (Decoy) 85-0-0; Tony Dawson (Bait-Tech) 65-6-0; Jamie Thompson (Cross Drove) 53-1-0.

Deeping St. James AC John Harris Cup & Allsorts Challenge, River Welland, Deeping roadside, Lincs. Sun, 20. Pete Molesworth Jnr. (Allsorts AC) 21-12-0, all roach, long pole and bread punch, peg 7; David Norville (DSJAC) 13-13-0; Ray Torrington (DSJAC) 5-1-0. Teams: Allsorts 29-5-0; DSJAC 28-5-5.

Janson Fishery, Ella Road, Notts. Tues, Donut & Tomo’s Pools, 12. Brian Sandom (Janson) 43-8-0, carp and silvers, poled single maggot, Donut peg 6; Colin Reek (Janson) 37-8-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, Tomo’s peg 1. Thurs, Match Pool, 9. Rob Taylor (Janson) 53-3-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 29; John Larder (Janson) 34-4-0; Ernie Waterfall (Notts Fire) 13-2-0.

Market Rasen AA Lincolnshire Keyline & Wavin WL, Willingham Road Lake, Lincs. Sun, 11. Dave Humphreys (Market Rasen AA) 6-13-0, bream and skimmers, feeder and maggot, peg 9; Stuart Cash (Market Rasen AA) 4-11-0; Barry De’Ath (Market Rasen AA) 2-2-0.

Park Hall Fishery, Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts. Sun, 14. Lee Nussey (Shire Brook) 20-0-0, five carp, bomb at distance with corn, peg 54; Paul Thomas (Mansfield Woodhouse) 19-14-0; Graham Eden (Mansfield) 18-8-0; Gavin Snowden (Mansfield Woodhouse) 14-4-0; Roy Gregory (Somercotes) 13-14-0.

Sherwood Forest Farm Park, Edwinstowe, Notts. Tues, Sherwood Lake, 19, silvers. Dave Round (Woodhouse Angling) 16-8-0, ide and roach, pole and caster, peg 19; John Holmes (Woodhouse Angling) 14-2-0; Fred Bispham (Sherwood Forest) 11-1-0; John Bleakly (Sherwood Forest) 6-10-0; Dave Nichols (Notts AA) 5-12-0. Wed, Holmedale Lake, 17. John Thomas (Sherwood Forest) 63-4-0, 17 carp to 7 lb, poled pellet, corn and bread, peg 39; Mick Langton (Sherwood Forest) 38-9-0; Andy Lakey (Worksop Angling Centre) 29-5-0; Terry Pixley (Worksop Angling Centre) 21-3-0; John Bleakly (Sherwood Forest) 18-2-0. Sun, Holmedale Lake, 24. Roy Gibson (Match Group 2000) 61-1-0, 18 carp to 6 lb 1 oz, corn and pellet at 14m, peg 30; Daz Staley (Subfish) 60-0-0; Colin Spencer (GOT Baits) 59-5-0; Richard Allen (Kinky Pellet) 58-4-0; Lee Plackett (Sherwood Forest) 41-15-0; Nigel Shipman (Sherwood Forest) 38-11-0.

Suffolk Water Park, Bramford, nr. Ipswich. Sat, 20. Nick Larkin (Nisa Feeders) 11-14-0, five skimmers to 2 lb plus 4 lb of roach, long and short pole, pellet & maggot, Match 1 peg 42; Rabbi Abbott (Deben) 6-10-0; Keith Gooderham (Browning Wickford) 6-5 -0; Mick Burch (Nisa) 6-1-0; Taylor Thorpe (Bait-Tech) 6-0-0; Bob Fuller (Breakaway Tackle) 5-14-0.

Townsend Lakes, nr. Wisbech, Cambs. Sun, 12, Kingfisher Lake. Bob Coulson (Littleport) 25-14-0, skimmers and F1s, long pole and pellet, peg 17; Colin Begbie (Townsend) 18-4-0; Alan Owen (Townsend) 12-8-0.

Westwood Lakes, Wyberton, Lincs. Thurs, Skylark Lake, 30. John Holmes (Woodside Angling) 32-8-0, mixed bag, poled red maggot and pellet, peg 29; Rod Asher (Westwood Lakes) 28-0-0; Janouz Kawolski (WW Lakes) 23-6-0. Sun, Osprey Lake, 14. Dan Abbot 30-12-0, F1s, poled pellet and red maggot, peg 12; Gregorz Chalat 27-8-0; Mark Afford 23-12-0 (all Westwood Lakes).

Willow Lakes, Foston, Lincs. Sat, 15, Ash & Hawthorn. John Woodland (Sherwood Forest Farm Park) 56-8-0, carp to 7 lb, long pole with double dead maggot, Ash peg 17; Steve Pretty (Miracle Baits) 27-0-0; Carl Williams (Newark) 23-4-0; Bob Rimmington (Peg One Angling) 21-8-0; Ian Bellaby (Coalville) 17-0-0; Graham Eden (Mansfield) 15-6-0.



Steve Collett’s weekly match fishing is live here every Tuesday. Read it! 


CALLING all match fishing organisers – give us your 2014 dates! 

Are you running or connected with an Open fishing match taking place in 2014? Or maybe you have a series of events, a league or weekly event to promote? Email Angler’s Mail magazine the full details, including venue and ticket price and contact telephone number. Mark your email Matchplan and email to:

Use the same email address for pictures from recent matches, and other match news.



Like us on Facebook >> AnglersMailMagazine

Follow us on Twitter >> @AnglersMail