Exclusives galore inside this week's magazine, including a special look at Matrix and MAP's brilliant new match tackle, and a special look at the forgotten art of slider float fishing with Steve Lockett.

*Eastern Region Angling Trust Winter League, Round Four, River Don, Sprotborough to Cadeby. Sun. 90. Ian Exley (Daiwa Dons) 34-0-0, skimmers to 2 lb on feeder and pole, peg 113; Pete Kitwood (Sensas North) 20-11-0; Andy Anderson (Tubertini Clay Lane) 19-5-0; Phil Morgan (Sensas North) 16-4-0; Dave Brookes Jnr (Ultimate Barnsley) 15-11-0; Kyle Wainwright (Garbolino Ossett) 15-8-0. Teams: Ultimate Barnsley 27; Colmic Stainforth 35; Garbolino Ossett 39; Sensas North 41. League: Garbolino Ossett 9; Ultimate Barnsley 11; Daiwa Dons 12; Sensas North 17; Colmic Stainforth 19.

*Garbolino Lindholme, Doncaster. Sun. Bonsai and Willows. 53. Nick Speed (Shimano) 102-5-0, carp on 13 m pole and maggot, peg 40 Willows; Mark Rodgers (Bag’em Baits) 89-15-0; Steve Clark (Sensas Mansfield) 84-12-0; Pete Miles (Garbolino Lindholme) 81-11-0; Neil Fisher (Dynamite Baits) 74-13-0; Craig Elkin (Fox Match) 70-4-0.

*North East Winter League, Woodlands, Thirsk. Sun. 80. Andy Nelson (Browning Quaker) 102-10-0, 17 carp on bomb and pellet, Skylark 8; Richy Newton (Daiwa Cleveland Angling Centre) 85-2-0; Paul Breeze (Darlington Angling Centre) 81-5-0; Sean Slater (Yarm) 80-0-0; Derek Parrington (Daiwa Cleveland Angling Centre) 75-7-0; Bill Blythe (Maver Newman Scotts) 72-7-0. Teams: Browning Quaker 68; Darlington Angling Centre 55; Daiwa Cleveland Angling Centre 53. League: Browning Quaker 3; Darlington Angling Centre 7; Maver Newman Scotts 10.

*Pennine Winter League, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Saltaire and Shipley. Sun. 54. Martin Helliwell (Trabucco Halifax) 4-4-0, a bream on punch with perch and roach on pole and pinkie; Simon Walton (Maver NW) 4-3-8; Keith Hennigan (Slaithwaite) 3-12-0; Lohn Leeds (Maver NW) 3-4-8; Craig Howarth (Maver NW) 3-2-0. Teams: Maver NW White 43; (Trabucco Halifax Red 40; Maver NW Red 37. Final league: Maver North West Red 237; Maver North West White 198; (Trabucco Halifax Black and Maver North West White both 195.

*RSPS, Middle Swale Championship, River Swale, Gatenby to Skipton. Sat. 66. Don McAllister (Doncaster) 45-11-0, 12 chub on stick float and maggot at Gatenby; Stuart Tate (Helperby and Brafferton) 35-0-0; Mark Allinson (Mary’s Tackle) 27-6-0; Steve Beckwith (Leeds Angling Centre) 21-1-0; Ian Swarbrick (Northallerton) 18-7-0; Steve Evans (Doncaster) 18-1-0.

*Yorkshire Winter League, River Ouse, Moor Monkton to Poppleton. Sun. 70. Tom Gausden (Anglers World Holidays) 16-15-0, chub and roach on stick float and maggot, the Rough Field; Trevor Hewitt (Tackle 2U) 14-15-0; Dave Hardy (Glen) 11-4-0; Arthur Benstead (Barlby Village Stores) 7-15-0; Brian Richardson (Barlby Village Stores) 7-2-0; Nick Chaffer (Mirfield) 7-0-0. Teams: Anglers World Holidays and Mirfield both 51; Glen 49. League: Anglers World Holidays and Tackle 2U both 6; Mirfield 7.


Daiwa Hallcroft, Retford. Thurs. Veterans, Bridge and Croft Pools. 32. Graham Lilley (MAP Leegem) 42-6-0, four carp to 12 lb with a few silver fish on short pole and maggot, peg 4 Bridge Island; Ray Abbs (Notts) 38-15-0; Dick Clegg (Britannia) 37-0-0; Harry Barton (Sheffield) 28-10-0; Dave Robinson (Retford) 26-14-0. Sat. Moat. 22. Pete Bagshaw (Ultimate Barnsley) 122-14-0, carp to 8 lb on bomb and corn, peg 43 Outer; Stuart Else (Newburgh) 57-10-0; Brian Sullivan (Maltby) 47-4-0; Ray Abbs (Notts) 41-10-0; Lee Hewison (MAP Leegem) 39-4-0. Sun. Moat. 34. Neil Vernon (Gainsborough) 65-2-0, carp and skimmers on pole and pellet, peg 38 Outer (golden peg £300); Pete Bagshaw (Ultimate Barnsley) 53-12-0; Geoff Hiley (Peg One) 50-12-0; Don Slaymaker (MAP Ripley) 38-4-0; Steve Shepherd (Worksop) 31-0-0; Dave Whiting (Buttonhole AC) 30-14-0.

Knaresborough Pisc, River Nidd, Sawmills. Sun. 18. Brian Thackeray (Knaresborough) 12-13-0, four chub with grayling on stick float and maggot, peg 60; Tom Coomber (Knaresborough) 7-12-0; Neil Dodsworth (Knaresborough) 2-9-0.

Langwith Lakes, York. Sun. Bethany’s and Kevin’s Lakes. 30. Mick Sykes (Langwith) 71-8-0, carp to 3 lb on pellet to the island, Kevin’s 9; Dave Richardson (Langwith) 57-4-0; Mal Bailey (Garbolino Elton) 57-0-0; George Barby (Angler’s Corner) 44-4-0.

Leeds Summer League, River Ouse, Hunter’s Lodge and Linton. Sat. 32. Keith Hobson (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 7-2-0, perch, skimmers and roach on 10 m pole and maggot, peg 247; Dean Grace (Pontefract) 5-3-8; Stan Haigh (Anglers World Holidays) and Denis White (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) both 3-14-0.

Mouncey League, River Ancholme, Cake Mills. Sat. 30. Graham Mumby (Scunthorpe) 10-13-0, roach, perch and a tench on pole and maggot, peg 28; Dave Brooks Jnr (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 7-10-0; Rich Pulford (Hull DAA) 6-14-0; Simon Fields (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 6-13-0.

Oaks, Thirsk. Tue. Ash. 8. Pete Whale (Woodlands Tackle) 38-4-0, small carp on pole and maggot, peg 11; Kev Axford (Aycliffe) 28-10-0; Jim Heron (Woodlands Tackle) 26-12-0. Wed. Sycamore. 9. Rob Minikin (Sonubaits) 85-10-0, small carp on pole and maggot, peg 3; Pete Whale (Woodlands Tackle) 63-10-0; James Wood (Oaks) 36-7-0. Thurs. Cedar. 14. James Dent (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 65-0-0, carp to 2 lb on pellet, peg 24; Mal Bailey (Garbolino Elton) 59-9-0; Rob Minikin (Sonubaits) 42-7-0. Sat. Cedar. 18. Mark Calvert (Garbolino Elton) 73-8-0, small carp, pellet and maggot, peg 65; James Woods (Oaks) and Dean Smith (Fox Match Bait-Tech) both 65-2-0. Sun. Beech and Sycamore. 17. Rob Minikin (Sonubaits) 99-7-0, small carp on 11 m pole and pellet, Beech 15; Dean Smith (Fox Match Bait-Tech) 97-8-0; Andy Stoner (Garbolino Elton) 90-11-0; John Chapman (Garbolino Elton) 89-4-0.

Rotherham UAF, Autumn League, Round Four, River Don, Denaby. Sun. 21. Paul Bacon (Paul’s Tackle) 8-8-0, small roach and gudgeon on pole with maggot and caster, peg 57; Nick Atkins (Chesterfield) 7-3-8; Terry Moroz (Chesterfield) 6-8-0; Jack Evason (Rotherham) 6-4-0; Jeff Margetts (Paul’s Tackle) 5-0-0; Steve Cloke (Paul’s Tackle) 4-4-0.

Sunderland FAC, Silksworth Lake, Sunderland. Sun. 12. A. McNeil (Washington and Harraton) 4-2-0, roach on feeder; B. Nash (Sunderland) 1-15-0; R. Schindler (Woodlands Whites) 1-10-0.

Woodhouse Grange, Doncaster. Wed. Cobble. 9. Paul Carling (Woodhouse Grange) 32-10-0, carp on waggler and pellet shallow, peg 48; Keith Sanders (Woodhouse Grange) 27-6-0; Derek Ford (Woodhouse Grange) 27-2-0. Thurs. Kingfisher. 20. Tony Briscoe (Woodhouse Grange) 53-8-0, carp on feeder and pole with pellet, peg 22; Steve Larkin (Woodhouse Grange) 41-12-0; Asmat Hashmi (Woodhouse Grange) 40-10-0. Sat. Kingfisher. 24. Mick Nemo (Woodhouse Grange) 94-4-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 22; Craig Jones (Woodhouse Grange) 51-14-0; Malc Scott (Goole) 42-4-0. Sun. Cobble. 14. Rui Lucas (Woodhouse Grange) 41-4-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 7; Keith Sanders (Woodhouse Grange) 41-2-0; Stef Huntington (Goole) 39-4-0; Tony Clegg (Woodhouse Grange) 36-2-0.

Woodlands, Thirsk. Sat. 47. Steve Kean (Woodlands Tackle) 103-4-0, carp to 9 lb on 6 m and 14 m pole and pellet, Skylark 6; Luke Hawksworth (Daiwa Cleveland Angling Centre) 83-2-0; Steve Howard (Marley Angling) 75-13-0; Andy Simpson (Browning Quaker) 74-2-0.