Andy Bennett has lifted the 2013-2014 Angler's Mail Matchman of the Year title and also banked £5,000 from Preston Innovations.
Andy Bennett has lifted the 2013-2014 Angler’s Mail Matchman of the Year title and also banked £5,000 from Preston Innovations. Read his story in the Mail this week.

Aldercar Lane, Langley Mill, Notts. Tues, 6, Railway Lake. John Panter (Aldercar Lane) 32-14-0, all silvers, poled maggot and caster, peg 32; Lee Payling (Peg One Angling) 29-13-0. Wed, 13, veterans, Acorn. Vic Pye (Aldercar Lane) 20-15-0, carp to 5 lb, poled maggot, caster, pellet and corn, peg 34; Dennis Plackett (Aldercar Lane) 17-5-0; Ted Newman (Mill Tackle) 10-12-0; Pete Dudley (Aldercar Lane) 8-15-0. Sun, 24, Railway and Acorn. Lee Payling (Peg One Angling) 58-15-0, carp to 6 lb, poled caster, Railway peg 6; Dave Needham (SP Floats) 50-6-0; Andy Mason (Aldercar Lane) 46-5-0; Dennis Plackett (Cotmanhay) 38-2-0; James Stevenson (Bait-Tech) 34-15-0; Russ Dowding (Mill Tackle) 32-3-0.

Angling Trust WL Semi-Final Practise, Grand Union Canal, Boat Inn to Scrapyard, Loughborough, Leics. Rob Quinn (Shakespeare Superteam) 5 Kg 300 gr, bloodworm roach and perch to 6 oz plus a few larger perch on lob, boat section peg 220, Darren Massey (Shakespeare Superteam) 5.100; Roger Marlow (Drennan Leicester Sensas) 4.410; Ben Sharratt (Shakespeare Superteam) 4.340; Ben Roberts (Drennan NW) 4.120; Aaron Wells (Drennan Leicester Sensas) 4.100.

Burton Angling Supplies, Longford Fishery, Derbyshire. Sun, 17, Lily Pool. John Harper (Burton Angling) 42-14-0, carp, poled corn, peg 1; Chris Allen (Dove Valley) 40-4-0; Dave Ringham (Dove Valley) 33-0-0; Roy Harper (Burton Angling) 32-6-0; Nigel Smith (Dove Valley) 31-6-0; Allen Beesley (Burton Angling) 14-10-0.

Chestnut Pool, Langford, Beds. Sun, 18. Amer Jawad (Bag’em) 70-1-0, mainly bream to 4 lb plus skimmers, poled pellet, peg 2;  James Heaps (Chestnut Pool) 60-9-0; Peter Roberts (Magic Lakes) 59-2-0; Rob Heath (Chestnut Pool) 58-3-0

Cobbleacre Lakes, nr Norwich. Sat, 10. Jim Randell (Sensas) 46-2-0, 8mm banded pellet at 14m; Steve Rouse (Martham) 32-11-0; Jamie Turner (Buxton) 28-10-0.

Cross Drove, Hockwold, Norfolk. Wed, 17. Paul Goldstraw (Stanjays) 52-0-0, F1s to 5 lb and brownies to 2 lb, pellet and maggot, 13m, peg 5; Lee Coomber (Cross Drove) 51-8-0; Mark Pollard (Shimano Dynamite) 46-1-0; Tony Brooks (Thetford) 45-13-0; Steve Clarke (Maver Image) 44-8-0; Ray King (Cross Drove) 41-6-0. Sat, 27. Jamie Mcguire (Rib Valley Angling) 72-14-0, carp to 8 lb and F1s to 4 lb, corn, 13m, peg 25; Mark Pollard (Shimano Dynamite) 72-4-0; Tony Watling (Stanjays) 70-6-0; Simon Wheeler (Daiwa Dynamite) 68-8-0; Tony Evans (Dynamite Middy) 59-13-0; Steve Kindleysides (Deben) 54-1-0. Sun, 29. Simon Easy (Stanjays) 102-12-0, carp and F1s to 8 lb plus 50 lb of brownies to 2 lb, corn and pellet, 14.5m, peg 55; Simon Wheeler (Daiwa Dynamite) 62-15-0; Pete Norman (Kev’s Tackle) 48-14-0; Steve Norman (Kev’s Tackle) 43-10-0; Ian Bailey (Dukes) 40-11-0; Dave Pearce (Wisbech) 33-10-0; Jamie Mcguire (Rib Valley Tackle) 33-10-0.

Decoy Lakes, Whittlesey, Peterborough, Cambs. Tues, 24, Beastie Lake. Rob Goodson (Decoy) 92-0-0, carp and barbel to 4 lb, pellet at 11m and maggot down edge, peg 6; Chris Barley (Finedon) 81-1-0; Shaun Coton (Decoy) 75-15-0; Jay Richardson (Decoy) 69-11-0. Sat, 33, Beastie and Four Islands. Richard Linnell (Decoy) 83-5-0, carp to 6 lb, Beastie peg 4; Rob Goodson (Decoy) 77-6-0; Chris Neale (Rutlanders) 76-13-0; Simon Godfrey (Decoy) 74-8-0; Rob Chamberlain (Decoy) 69-12-0. Sun, 24, Horseshoe & Six Islands. Simon Godfrey (Decoy) 195-5-0, F1s to 2 lb, poled pellet shallow, Horseshoe 14; Jimmy Brooks (Middy) 149-8-0; Simon Dow (Decoy) 130-11-0; Tom Edwards (Decoy) 105-9-0.

Fish 4 5+5k, Water Meadows Fishery, Chapel St. Leonards, Lincs. Sat, 30, Moat Lake. Dave Harper (Water Meadows) 86-12-0, carp to 7 lb plus bream to 4 lb, poled red maggot, peg 12; Dave Hawkes (Water Meadows) 72-7-0; Pete Bell (Water Meadows) 68-10-0; Dave Gibbs (Water Meadows) 65-13-0. Qualifiers: Dave Harper (Water Meadows), Lloyd Lakin (Saltfleetby), Dave Hawkes (Water Meadows), Steve Blankley (WAGs). Sun, 30. Steve Winter (Drennan) 136-2-0, carp to 12 lb, poled maggot, peg 42; Mark Rogers (Middy Bag’em) 109-8-0; Simon Skelton (Middy) 86-10-0; Brian Elliott (Water Meadows) 65-8-0. Semi-Final Qualifiers: Chris ‘Bizz’ Howerd (Water Meadows), Simon Shelton (Middy), Mark Griggs (Middy), Trevor Bingham (Water Meadows), Paul Cartlidge (Water Meadows).




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Graham’s Pond, Huntingdon, Cambs. Sat, 10. Reg Brown (Graham’s Pond) 8-12-0, small carp and silvers, poled pellet in the margins, peg 10; Stuart Gilbert (Graham’s Pond) 5-9-0; Brian Hedge (Graham’s Pond) 5-0-0.

How End Fisheries, Houghton Conquest, Beds. Sun, 18. Simon Drozdziol (How End) 44-10-0, small carp plus 37 lb of silvers, mostly chub, poled pellet, Dani’s Lake peg 1; Trev Jeans (Milton Keynes Sensas) 43-3-0; Lol Boomfield (How End) 33-14-0; George Kay (How End) 33-9-0; Dave Carter (Poplett’s) 31-2-0.

Jansons Fishery, Elton, Notts. Thurs, 12. Match Pool: Dave Coxon (Jansons) 118-12-0, carp to 3 lb, ide, bream, roach and rudd, poled pellet and maggot, peg 32; Brian Sandom (Jansons) 44-8-0. Munroes: Steve Nattrass (Jansons) 74-9-0, carp to 3 lb, ide, bream, roach and rudd, poled pellet and maggot, peg 17. Sat, 20, Individual Spring League, Match Pool. Chris Mason (Jansons) 109-14-0, carp to 3 lb, ide, bream, roach and rudd, poled pellet and maggot, peg 31; Jason Sahall (Jansons) 63-1-0; Roy Bexon (Jansons) 61-6-0; Ian Foulds (Jansons) 58-8-0; Nigel Ballaam (Jansons) 47-10-0. Sat, 15, WAAC Club Match, Munroe’s Pool, 15. Steve Yeomans 46-11-0, carp to 3 lb, ide, bream, roach and rudd, poled maggot and pellet, peg 1; Gordon Parker 34-4-0. Sun, 12, Melton Angling Centre, Munroe’s Pool. John Baker (Melton Angling Centre) 85-9-0, carp to 3 lb, ide, bream, roach and rudd, poled maggot and pellet, peg 1; John Pready (Melton Angling Centre) 62-13-0; Iggy Pop (Melton Angling Centre) 39-2-0. Sun, 11, Imperial AC, Match Pool. Colin Smith (Imperial) 52-6-0, carp to 3 lb, poled double red maggot, peg 1; Tony Upton (Imperial) 49-0-0; John Watson (Imperial) 46-1-0.

Old Stables, North Walsham, Norfolk. Tues, 10. Mark Seaman (Stalham) 27-9-0, 6mm banded pellet at 7m; Dennis Goodwin (North Walsham) 16-11-0; Keith ‘Sinbad’ Ashman (Aylsham) 11-5-0.
Park Hall, Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts. Sun, 12, Old Estate Lake. Lee Nussey (Shirebrook) 63-2-0, 17 carp to 9 lb, bomb at long range with pellet and meat, peg 52; Scott Patchett (Phil’s Bait & Tackle) 55-0-0; Graham Eden (Mansfield) 42-2-0; Gavin Snowden (Mansfield Woodhouse) 30-0-0.

Railway Lake, near Norwich. Sat, 26. Simon Smith (Saxmundham Angling) 49-9-0, F1s, bandied pellet up in water at 14.5m, peg 34; Mark Hendry (Dereham) 45-6-0; Ray Smart (Smart Rending) 37-15-0; Paul Ashford (Barford Tackle) 35-8-0; Will Freeman (Preston Innovations Delcac) 35-1-0; Dave Jarvis (Angling Direct Suffolk) 33-5-0.

Sherwood Forest Farm Park Fishery, Edwinstowe, Notts. Tues, 19, Sherwood Lake. Chris Greensides (Matrix Trentman) 71-15-0, 100 skimmers and ide to 1 lb, poled maggot over groundbait, peg 52; Andy Lakey (Worksop Angling) 47-3-0; Mick Burrell (Gateford Angling Supplies) 40-10-0; Matt Malia (Worksop Angling) 35-15-0; John Urruty (Alfreton Angling) 30-0-0; Steve Richards (Woodhouse Angling) 25-10-0. Wed, 22, Holmedale Lake. Lee Hassett (Gateford Angling Supplies) 78-15-0, 25 carp to 9 lb, poled pellet and corn, peg 36; Andy Lakey (Worksop Angling) 78-1-0; Mick Langton (Sherwood Forest) 72-9-0; Kev Baxter (Mosborough Tackle Box) 71-14-0; Paul Unwin (Gateford Angling Supplies) 68-12-0; Pete Hodgetts (Sherwood Forest) 59-1-0. Sun, 24, Holmedale Lake. Richard Evans (Sherwood Forest) 103-14-0, carp to 7 lb, pellet at 14m, peg 19; Craig Brazier (Sherwood Forest) 82-8-0; Matt Malia (Worksop Angling Centre) 75-1-0; Martin Brown (Eastwood Angling Centre) 74-12-0; Pete Mycroft (Woodhouse Angling) 71-0-0; Jon Turton (Gateford Angling Supplies) 65-12-0.

Townsend Lakes, nr Wisbech, Cambs. Sun, 12, Woodpecker Canal. Colin Begbie (Townsend) 80-14-0, barbel, long poled pellet, peg 15; Ricky James (Townsend) 69-0-0; Ricky Young (Huntingdon) 60-14-0.

Westwood Lakes, Wyberton, Lincs. Tues, 12, Skylark Lake. Steve Lane (Marukyu/Westwood) 77-10-0, mainly carp and F1s, pellet at 11m, peg 22; Janusz Kedzierski (Westwood Lakes) 48-10-0; Brian Harding (Maver Bait-Tech) 42-8-0; Spike Milligan (Garbolino Lincs County) 40-10-0. Thurs, 32, over-50s, Skylark. Mel Green (Westwood Lakes) 27-14-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet to the island, peg 20; Ray Pauley (Ruskington AC) 27-4-0; Jeff Dougan (Westwood Lakes) 27-4-0; Janusz Kedzierski (Westwood Lakes) 24-0-0. Sun, 30, Skylark. Shane Wilcox (Dave’s Peg) 63-2-0, carp to 5 lb and F1s, poled expander pellet, peg 29; David Smith (Hinderclay) 60-11-0;  Steve Lane (Marukyu/Westwood) 60-10-0; Mark Afford (Westwood Lakes) 58-0-0; Andy Kelk (Decoy) 54-9-0.

Willow Lakes, Foston, Derbyshire. Sat, 12, Old Estate Lake. Andy Birkin (Phil’s Bait and Tackle) 78-8-0, carp to 9 lb and skimmers 3 lb, long poled pellet and margins, Hawthorn peg 3; Dave Lawrence (Mill Tackle) 71-4-0; Mark Westleby (Newark) 57-8-0; Chris Mawer (Ruskington) 57-4-0; Ian Palfreyman (Phil’s Bait and Tackle) 57-0-0; John Belcher (RAF) 55-12-0.

Wreake AC, Grand Union Canal, Market Harborough, Leics. Sun, 35. Pete Wade (Wreake) 5-12-0, seven skimmers plus roach, poled bread punch, layby section, peg 14; Mick Dudley (Higham SSC) 5-0-0; J. Shepley (Browning Northants) 4-15-0; Steve Fletcher (Wreake) 4-4-0; Andy Petitt (Attleborough Sports) 4-4-0; Tommy Boyce (Sensas) 4-3-0.


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