This week’s Angler’s Mail magazine gets inside the mind of Andy Bennett, who has lifted the 2013-2014 Angler’s Mail Matchman of the Year title and also banked £5,000 from Preston Innovations.


Angling Trust WL Semi-Final, Garbolino Lindholme Lakes, Doncaster, S. Yorks, Sat, 100, Willows, Bonsai, Oasis and New lakes. Lee Harrison (Drennan/Ultimate Barnsley) 65 Kg 750 gr, mainly F1s to 3 lb, short poled meat, Bonsai peg 28; Stuart Bird (Ted Carter) 51.060; Rob Harbour (Mosella Quaker) 48.720; Steve Ringer (Chambers Champs) 47.200; Johnny Maddison (Mosella Quaker) 45.180; Jamie Hughes (Maver Midlands) 44.720. Teams: Maver Midlands 85; Ultimate Barnsley Blacks 79; Chambers Champs 77; Mosella Quaker 76; Izaak Walton MG 57; Ted Carter 48.

Bank End, Finningley, S. Yorks. Sun, 25. Steve Rylance (Bank End) 125-6-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 22; Al Lake (Bank End) 116-14-0; Dave Porritt (Doncaster) 115-9-0; John Taylor (Clay Lane Magnets) 91-14-0; Dave Masterman (Bank End) 80-13-0.

Barnsley Charity, Aire and Calder Canal, Altofts. Sun, 42. Andy Bradley (Mirfield Willy Worms) 12-4-0, two chub and 22 roach, waggler and maggot, peg 18; Keith Hobson (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 10-3-0; Steve Webster (Tri-Cast Calder) 8-8-0; Geoff Poucher (Barnsley) and Ian Docherty (Barnsley) both 8-5-0.

Benlee Lakes, nr Otley, W. Yorks. Sat, 25. Tommy Davies (Benlee) 54-4-0, carp, pellet at 12m, Ben Lake peg 3; John Holdsworth (Matrix Halifax) 51-10-0; Steve Barraclough (Ultimate Barnsley) 42-8-0. Sun, 20. John Ibbotson (Benlee) 40-12-0, silver fish, maggot and pellet, Olivers Lake peg 13; Tony Lawson (Benlee) 40-8-0; Chris Sturgeon (Benlee) 34-0-0.

Bob-Co Spring Series, Carpvale Pools, nr York. Sun, 25. Paul Gallagher (The Willows) 122-12-0, 16 carp, pellet and corn, peg 3; Steve Pearson (Bob-Co) 104-9-0; Steve Sharples (Bob-Co) 98-14-0; Dave Wright (Bob-Co) 69-4-0.

Calder Angling, Viking Fishery, W. Yorks. Wed, 29, Deer and Fox lakes. Alan Haley (Bradford) 72-15-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet at 12m, Deer peg 13; Steve Mitchell (Matrix Halifax) 48-5-0; Dave Finnegan (Calder Angling) 47-7-0.

Daiwa Hallcroft. Retford, Notts. Tues pm, 27, Moat Outer. Mick Hall (MAP Sun Inn Tuxford) 82-0-0, carp to 9 lb, corn over groundbait in margins, peg 21; Paul Schoof (MAP Leegem) 69-11-0; Rich Teigh (Handsworth) 66-5-0; Steve Robbins (MAP Leegem) 61-15-0; Smug Smalley (Decoy) 60-14-0. Thurs, 34, Bridge and Croft. Joe Simms (MAP Leegem) 88-15-0, seven carp and 40 lb of skimmers and tench, poled expander pellet, peg 22 Croft; Arnie Payling (Peg One) 72-0-0; Mark Cordall (Retford) 70-4-0; Dave Downes (Killamarsh) 66-6-0; Roger Holmes (Notts AA) 62-14-0. Fri pm, 30, Moat Outer. Daz Oldham (Maltby) 84-0-0, carp to double-figures, pellet, 14m, peg 38; Kev Alcock (MAP Leegem) 77-6-0; Mick Hall (MAP Tuxford) 68-14-0; Jamie Masson (Colmic) 61-14-0; Paul Schoof (MAP Leegem) 48-12-0. Sat, 23. Moat. Dave Whiting (Buttonhole AC) 116-12-0, carp to double-figures, wagglered pellet and corn shallow, peg 24 Outer; Gordon Gibson (Worksop) 88-10-0; Daz Oldham (Maltby) 54-2-0; M Parsons (Hallcroft) 53-8-0; Dave Dare (Marukyu) 48-12-0. Sun, 60, MAP Leegem League, Moat. Tony Brown (MAP Leegem) 99-4-0, carp to 9 lb, shallow waggler and pellet cone with corn, peg 11 island; Mal Edgecombe (Doncaster) 97-12-0; Dave Hiley (Peg One) 91-10-0; Gary Hazelwood (MAP Leegem) 86-3-0; Mick Stanhope (MAP Leegem) 64-2-0.

Drennan Supercup, Woodlands Lakes, Thirsk. Sun, 16, Partridge and Wagtail. James Gadd (Woodlands Tackle) 220-8-0, carp, pellet at 14m, Partridge 21; John Kerry (Woodlands Tackle) 135-14-0; Gareth Smith (Woodlands Tackle) 121-9-0.

Garbolino Lindholme, Doncaster, S. Yorks. Thurs, 22. Bonsai. Alan Scotthorne (Drennan) 170-15-0, carp, bomb and pellet, peg 65; Mark Booth (Garbolino Lindholme) 115-14-0; Jim Hall (Hull) 114-7-0; Dave Shires (West Yorks Police) 113-5-0; Jamie Hughes (Bag’em/Maver) 112-11-0. Sun, 22, Laurels. John Allerton (Tri-Cast) 122-13-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 59; Ben Fisk (Middy) 115-9-0; Alan Scotthorne (Drennan) 115-3-0; Kev Webster (Sheffield) 91-15-0



Be sure to get this week’s issue – in shops from Tuesday. The bagged April 8 cover-dated issue includes latest tackle guide and gets you right inside the mind of Preston Innovations-Angler’s Mail Matchman of the Year, Andy Bennett.


Langwith Lakes, E. Yorks. Sun, 25, Emma’s and Anya’s lakes. Julian Griffin (Hull DAA) 105-3-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet at 13m, Emma’s 10; Gary Thornton (Langwith) 104-9-0; Jim Thirkill (Middy) 86-15-0.

Oaks, Sessay, N. Yorks. Tues, 12, Maple Lake. Chris Kendall (Middy) 64-7-0, F1s, pellet, peg 23; Ian Bayley (Woodlands Tackle) 54-12-0; Pete Whale (Oaks) 48-9-0. Thurs, 19, Cedar Lake. Mal Bailey (Garbolino Elton) 134-3-0, carp on pellet, peg 15; Pete Whale (Oaks) 127-3-0; Ian Bayley (Woodlands Tackle) 124-14-0. Sat, 39, Cedar. Chris Watson (Oaks) 106-7-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet, peg 72; Luke Hawksworth (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) 106-1-0; Dean Smith (Matrix Bait-Tech) 105-0-0; Ian Bayley (Woodlands Tackle) 96-4-0. Sun, 33, Ash, Beech and Sycamore. Luke Hawksworth (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) 121-9-0, carp to 2 lb, pellet at 13m, Sycamore 26; Chris Mack (Oaks) 118-8-0; Pete Whale (Oaks) 105-5-0.

Oaktree Leisure, nr York. Sat, 18, Pond Four. Gary Pawlett (Strayside) 53-6-0, carp, pellet, peg 8; Steve Hodson (Strayside RSPS) 50-14-0; Tom Charnley (Brompton) 39-4-0; Roger Holmes (Strayside) 31-8-0.

Scunthorpe, Marshlands, Humberside. Sun, 18. Wayne Easter (Scunthorpe Tackle) 8-3-0, skimmers, feeder and maggot, peg 7; Tony Hepburn (Grimsby) 7-10-0; Andy Barff (Barton) 5-4-0.

Sykehouse. Doncaster. Wed, 23. Don McAllister (Stainforth Angling) 54-0-0, carp, Method feeder and pellet, peg 28; Paul Baxter (Castleford) 44-2-0; Mick Carry (Askern) 38-6-0. Sun, 32. Mark Price (Stainforth Angling) 98-2-0, carp on waggler and pellet shallow, peg 27; Barry Owen (Rotherham) 62-2-0; Arthur Beresford (Rotherham) 54-2-0.

Thornhill, Calder and Hebble Canal, Dewsbury, W. Yorks. Sat, 22. Keith Marshall (Tri-Cast Calder) 9-4-8, roach, pinkie and caster, 11 and 12m, peg 24; John Needham (Leeds Angling Centre) 9-2-8; Brian Kellett (Thornhill) 7-5-8.

Woodhouse Grange, Doncaster, S. Yorks. Wed, 12, Ghost Lake. Ian Taylor (Cats and Dogs) 110-1-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 16; Les Wray (South Kirby) 77-2-0; Mal Scott (Goole) 76-14-0. Thurs, 14. Heron. Sean O’Mally (Woodhouse Grange) 120-10-0, carp, poled pellet shallow, peg 41; Tony Clegg (Woodhouse Grange) 64-5-0; Nigel Cooke (Woodhouse Grange) 56-9-0. Sat, 22, Kingfisher. John Dudley (Medusa) 79-8-0, carp, poled pellet and corn, peg 7; Graham Webster (Sheffield) 60-7-0; Paul Ellis (Goole) 58-0-0. Sun, 22, Dog Kennel. Ian Taylor (Cats and Dogs) 106-8-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 16; Sean O’Mally (Woodhouse Grange) 64-8-0; Mick Rodgerson (Woodhouse Grange) 45-11-0.

Woodlands, Thirsk, N. Yorks. Sat, 42, Partridge, Skylark, Curlew and Wagtail lakes. Chris Pentland (Woodlands Tackle) 209-10-0, carp to 12 lb, pellet at 13m, Partridge peg 21; Chris Owers (Woodlands Tackle) 108-7-0; James Gadd (Woodlands Tackle) 106-13-0; Ken Gollightly (Woodlands Tackle) 90-4-0. Sun, 27, Skylark and Kestrel lakes. Adam Richards (Browning Quaker) 139-3-0; Steve Bell (Daiwa Cleveland Angling) 122-11-0; Dave Geldard (Woodlands Tackle) 109-6-0.




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