This week sees a new issue of Angler's Mail - it's a must-read for you.
This week sees a new issue of Angler’s Mail – the only new coarse mag out this week, it’s a must-read for you to start 2014. Includes Dick Clegg interview, Mail reporters’ regional match fishing stars of 2013 and big Preston Innovations Matchman of the year leaderboard.


Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers

* Barnburgh. Doncaster, S. Yorks. Sun, 40. Mal Bailey (Castleford) 48-12-0, F1’s on poled pellet; Gary Jubb (Barnburgh) 39-2-0; Andy Shaw (Wakefield) 33-0-0; Steve Perkins (Barnburgh) 31-4-0.

* Daiwa Hallcroft, Retford, Notts. Sun, 32, Silverfish league. Moat and Bridge island. Andy Oldham (Frenzee) 17-7-0, over 200 roach on pole with caster over groundbait and joker, Moat outer 23; Phil Morgan (Daiwa Drawbags) 15-6-0; Steve Shepherd (Worksop) 14-9-0; Arnie Payling (Peg One) 14-9-0; John Barningham (Lincoln Whisby) 13-9-0.

* Garbolino Lindholme, Bonsai and Strip lakes, Doncaster. Sat, 85. Sean Cammeron (Garbolino Lindholme) 73-15-0, carp and F1s on bomb with corn and pellet from Bonsai 69; Dave Shires (West Yorkshire Police) 40-14-0; Paul Christy (Garbolino Lindholme) 39-3-0; Ryan Wilton (Kinky Pellet Club) 37-11-0 Martyn Holmes (Hull) 35-12-0; Pete Reilly (Garbolino Lindholme) 33-2-0. Sun, 31, Bonsai and Willows. Ben Fisk (Middy) 64-12-0, carp on pellet and corn from Bonsai 55; John Allerton (Tri-Cast) 58-12-0; George Barbie (Hull) 49-5-0; Paul Christie (Garbolino Lindholme) 42-11-0; Dale Sheppard (Maver) 39-1-0.

* Leeds DASA, River Ouse, Hunters Lodge to Linton. Sun, 50. Paul Bennett (Tackle 2U) 4-3-0, 12 roach on bomb and lobworm from peg 250; Dave Pollitt (Mirfield) 3-0-0; Pete Baron (Tackle 2U) 2-14-0; Mark Rockingham (Leeds) and Phil Austin (Barlby Village Stores) both 2-12-0; Barbara Jeffries (Leeds Angling Centre) 2-0-0.

* Woodlands, Carlton Minniot, N. Yorks. Sat, 41, Partridge, Skylark, Curlew and Wagtail ponds. Chris Pentland (Woodlands Tackle) 51-5-0, carp on bomb and pellet from Wagtail 6; Mick Hare (RSPS) 48-12-0; Dave Foster (Woodlands Tackle) 25-5-0; Glynn Horrocks (Woodlands Tackle) 23-5-0.






Steve Collett’s weekly match fishing blog returns next week – a new one is live every Tuesday. Read his hard-hitting My Say opinion piece and brilliant winter tips in this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine!


Smaller fishing match results


Bank End. Finningley. Sun, 28. Trevor Jordan (Bank End) 69-0-0,carp on pellet feeder, peg 20; Steve Curtis (Bank End) 29-15-0; Len Squire (R & R Sports) 25-1-0; Kev Feast (Daiwa Dons) 16-13-0; Phil Gullitt (Clay Lane) 12-14-0; John Taylor (Clay Lane) 12-3-0.

Barnburgh. Doncaster, S Yorks. Tues, 15. Andy Sutton (Rotherham) 72-0-0, F1s on poled pellet; Gary Jubb (Barnburgh) 68-12-0; Mick Owen (Barnburgh) 49-12-0; Carl Windle (Barnburgh) 46-8-0. Thurs, 16. Mal Bailey (Castleford) 44-0-0, F1s on poled pellet; Gary Jubb (Barnburgh) 39-0-0; Chris Dyson (Barnburgh) 31-4-0; Andy Stoner (Wakefield) 25-8-0. Fri, 14. Gary Jubb (Barnburgh) 67-12-0, F1s on poled pellet; Andy Stoner (Wakefield) 42-0-0; Rob Birkin (Barnburgh) 39-0-0; Shane Law (Barnburgh) 37-10-0.

Beverley, Beverley Canal, Fri. 15. Dave Brooks senior (Hull) 7-6-0, roach and perch on punch and worm from peg 40; Graham Hartley (Hull WS) 6-4-0; Nigel Beamson (Hull) 5-1-0.

Daiwa Hallcroft, Retford, Notts. Xmas Eve, 17. Moat. Wayne Lomas (MAP Leegem) 28-11-0, carp and bream on pole and 6mm pellet, peg 21 outer; Steve Twigg (MAP Leegem) 27-2-0; Gary Mumby (Team Frenzee) 23-8-0; Kev Baxter (Mosborough) 23-8-0. Boxing Day, 18. Moat. Nigel Shipman (Clowne) 34-11-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 61 island; Steve Gilbert (Lincoln) 19-14-0; Gary Mumby (Team Frenzee) 14-11-0. Sat, 22. Moat. Lee Hewison (MAP Leegem) 33-12-0, carp on bomb with hair rigged meat and corn, peg 35 outer; Bob Poole (Bag Em) 18-10-0; Steve Twigg (MAP Leegem) 15-10-0; Gary Mumby (Team Frenzee) 14-8-0.

Kiveton Hall, Sheffield. Sun, 24. Jamie Miller (Kiveton) 30-0-0, carp on bomb and meat, peg 60; John Forster (Kiveton) 28-8-0; Steve Gregg (Kiveton) 16-12-0; Mick Todd (Kiveton) 16-6-0; Pete Ellis (Kiveton) 16-0-0; Paul Massey (Kiveton) 15-8-0.

None Go Bye Farm, Middle Lake, Sun. 19. Ian Exley (Daiwa Dons) 19-1-0, roach and skimmers on caster and pellet from peg 7; Chris Kendall (Middy)  18-4-0; Tim Peters (Leeds) 16-8-0.

Mirfield, Mirfield Canals, Fri. 72. Keith Hennighan (Tri-Cast Calder) 10-8-0, 100 roach on poled punch at 4m from the Lidl section; Geoff Poucher (Barnsley) 7-15-0; Stuart Campbell (Matrix Halifax) 7-12-0; George Colbran (Keighley) and Eric Green (Matrix Halifax) both 6-10-0; Dave Colbran (Keighley) 5-15-0.

Oaks, Mon. 9. James Wood (Oaks) 24-7-0, skimmers on pellet from Firs lake; Dean Smith (Matrix Baitech)  14-8-0; Chris Watson (Oaks) 12-8-0. Ash and Beech, Thurs. 13. Chris Kendall (Middy)  35-3-0, carp on pellet from Ash 23; Chris Hall (Oaks) 24-12-0; Bob Walker (Oaks) 24-4-0. Cedar, Sat. 18. Stuart Stott (Starbeck) 36-10-0, F1’s on pellet from peg 8; Bob Sinclair (Oaks) 30-8-0; Dave Cheetham (Frenzy) 30-0-0. Ash, Beech and Sycamore, Sun. 13. Chris Hall (Oaks) 29-6-0, carp and ide on corn and maggot from Sycamore 21; Bob Sinclair (Oaks) 20-4-0; John Fryatt (Oaks) 19-7-0.

Poppleton Ponds, Railway Lake, Sat. 20. Dave Ward (Acomb Tackle) 82-0-0, carp on corn; Gary Shepherd (Army) 72-0-0; Paul Gore (Speedy Angling) 45-0-0.

Pool Bridge Farm, Horseshoe and Normans, Sat. 12. Neil Carr (Langwith) 26-0-0, carp on maggot from Horseshoe 15; Jeff Clay (Boston Spa) 17-4-0; Stan Warr (Acorn AC) 15-10-0. Horseshoe, Sun. 17. Neil Carr (York) 37-15-0, carp on pellet from peg 19; Colin McNeil (Leeds) 9-12-0; Neil Callaghan (Leeds) 9-10-0.

Scunthorpe, River Ancholme, Springs, Fri. 14. Alan Holton (Garbolino Harrison Lincs County) 9-14-0, perch and roach on worm and punch from peg 12; Graham Tock (Scunthorpe Tackle) 8-5-0; Dave Padley (Brigg) 7-2-0. Cake Mills, Sun. 20. Steve Richardson (Scunthorpe Tackle) 14-2-0, perch and hybrids on worm and maggot at 14m from peg 44; Dave Ashmore (Grimsby) 8-7-0; Shane Summerland (Broughton) 7-4-0.

Slaithwaite, Sparth Reservoir, Sun. 10. Keith Henighan (Tri-Cast Calder) 3-8-0, roach on bloodworm and joker from peg 8; Neil Burrows (Slaithwaite) 3-2-0; Tim Noon (Slaithwaite) 1-12-0.

Thornaby, River Tees, Croft, Thurs. 25. Barry Stephenson (Darlington) 4-14-0, a chub and a grayling on bread from peg 70; Jason Hewittson (Darlington) 4-4-0; Ant Smith (Thornaby) 3-4-0.

Thornhill, Calder and Hebble Canal, Dewsbury, Sat. 21. Warren McLeavey (Tri-Cast Calder) 8-1-0, 170 roach on punch at 3m from peg 1a; Eric Green (Matrix Halifax) 2-15-8; Keith Marshall (Tri-Cast Calder) 2-10-0.

Woodhouse Grange, Doncaster. Boxing Day, 24. Dog Kennel. John Dudley (Medusa) 89-13-8, carp on poled pellet,  peg 16; Dave Swift (Woodhouse Grange) 84-4-0; Mal Scott (Goole) 60-12-0; Chad Taylor (Woodhouse Grange) 58-0-0. Sat, 14. Ghost. John Dudley (Medusa) 62-5-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 16; Ken Talbot (Doncaster) 60-10-0; Paul Richardson (Woodhouse Grange) 48-13-0. Sun, 19. Kingfisher. Ian Taylor (Cats and Dogs) 95-9-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 4; Paul Ellis (Goole) 93-7-0; Dave Swift (Woodhouse Grange) 41-13-0.

Yarm, River Tees, Yarm, Thurs. 25. Mal Dunlop (Browning Quaker) 4-5-0, a bream plus 3 roach on feeder and worm from peg 183; Dave Smiddy (Maver Newman Scotts) 3-10-0; Richy Besemer (Daiwa Cleveland Angling Centre) 3-5-0.

Yorkshire Groundworks, Beverley Canal, Beverley, Sun. 17. Paul Danby (Market Weighton) 8-1-0, 95 roach on punch from peg 52; Darren Sullivan (Yorkshire Groundworks) 7-4-0; Pete Kitwood (Sensas North) 5-2-0.




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