It's the BIG Christmas issue of Angler's Mail magazine, in shops from Tuesday this week spanning the period December 17-31. Including Tips of the Year pullout, Best Gear of the Year, Dick Clegg interview, Images of the Year and lots, lots more!

It’s the BIG Christmas issue of Angler’s Mail magazine, in shops from Tuesday this week spanning the period December 17-31. Including Tips of the Year pullout, Best Gear of the Year, Dick Clegg interview, Images of the Year and lots, lots more!


Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year qualifiers

* Bob-Co, River Ouse, Aldwark to Widdington. Sun, 50. Dave Topham (Tackle 2U) 3-14-0, 12 roach, bomb and worm, peg 4 Thorpe Underwood; Craig Turbitt (Tackle 2U) 3-5-0; Dave Armitage (Cleckheaton) 3-2-0; Trevor Hewitt (Sensas Wibsey) 2-7-0; Arthur Benstead (Pontefract) 2-2-0; Dave Pollitt (Mirfield) 2-1-0.

*Daiwa Hallcroft. Retford, Notts. Silverfish teams of 4. Sun, 32. Moat and Bridge island. Andy Oldham (Frenzee) 20-4-0, roach and odd perch on pole with bloodworm, peg 8 Moat outer; Kev Baxter (Daiwa Drawbags) 18-10-0; Steve Twigg (MAP Leegem) 15-12-0; Ian Donaldson (Veterans) 15-3-0; Rob Walker (Rotherham) 14-8-0.

* Garbolino Lindholme, Bonsai and Willows lakes, Doncaster. Sun, 31. 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; Martin Holmes (Lindholme) 38-4-0.

* Mirfield, Mirfield Canals, W. Yorks. Sat, 35. Darren Taylor (Saints) 16-10-0, dace on pole and caster from the Mirfield; Dave Armitage (Cleckheaton) 15-5-0; Paul Hughes (Saints) 14-15-0; Dave Pollitt (Mirfield) 13-10-0.


Other matches

Bank End. Finningley. Sat, 21. Fur and Feather. Phil Gullitt (Clay Lane) 48-1-0, carp on pellet feeder, peg 29; John Lindsay (Bank End) 44-12-0; Kev Holvey (Tricast) 29-11-0; John Taylor (Clay Lane) and Kev Feast (Daiwa Dons) both 14-10-0. Sun, 27. Steve Curtis (Bank End) 34-5-0, carp on pellet feeder, peg 9; Dean Foster (Kerfoots) 33-6-0; Steve Rylance (Bank End) 32-0-0; Dave Walker (Bank End) 30-4-0; Alan Barker (Garbolino Elton) 29-5-0; Alan Gerrard (Bank End) 28-12-0.

Barnburgh. Doncaster. Tues, 18, Over-50s. Alf Head (Thurnscoe Coronation) 42-8-0, F1’s on poled pellet; Ray Charlton (Barnburgh) 40-8-0; Keith Kotchie (Castleford) 37-8-0. Wed, 16. Andy Sutton (Rotherham) 81-8-0, F1’s on poled pellet; Malc Thompson (Barnburgh) 68-12-0; Gary Jubb (Barnburgh) 58-0-0. Fri, 20. Malc Thompson (Barnburgh) 70-0-0, F1’s on poled pellet; Paul Brunyee (Castleford) 53-12-0; Mark Sixsmith (Barnburgh) 50-0-0. Sun, 21. Steve Parkin (Barnburgh) 48-2-0, F1’s on poled pellet; Andy Sutton (Rotherham) 39-0-0; P Scott (Barnburgh) 36-14-0.

Brighouse, Calder and Hebble Canal, Elland to Brookfoot, Sun. 27. Craig Ellis (Tri-Cast Calder) 6-9-0, roach on bloodowrm at 11m from Red Beck Lock; James Mead (Tri-Cast Calder) 4-0-0; Pete Duffy (Tri-Cast Calder) 2-9-0.

Carpvale, Match Lake, York. Sun, 18. Dave Wright and Steve Sharples (both Bob-Co) both 26-0-0, Wright carp on pellet and corn from peg 40, Sharples carp on corn from peg 27; Steve Pearson (Bob-Co) 25-1-0.

Daiwa Hallcroft. Retford, Notts. Mon, 14. Veterans. Bridge. Dave Sewell (James Maude Linden) 82-14-0, carp on short pole with pellet and corn, peg 16 island; Ken Pacey (Gainsborough) 38-12-0; Nigel Wood (MAP Leegem) 28-6-0; Roger Holmes (Notts AA) 24-4-0. Thurs, 27. Moat. Veterans. Pete Bagshaw (Barnsley Blacks) 41-14-0, carp on pellet cone, peg 55 island; Arthur Berisford (MAP Leegem) 32-14-0; Dave Sewell (James Maude Linden) 24-10-0; Dick Clegg (Britannia) 24-5-0; Roger Holmes (Notts AA) 21-8-0. Sat, 17. Moat. Gordon Gibson (MAX Tackle) 56-13-0, carp and bream on feeder with meat and corn, peg 58 island; Lee Hewison (MAP Leegem) 53-8-0; Dean Smith (Wisby) 49-8-0; Nigel Wood (MAP Leegem) 41-10-0. Sun, 12. Croft. Steve Robbins (MAP Leegem) 45-12-0, carp and skimmers on poled pellet, peg 6; Wayne Lomas (MAP Leegem) 44-6-0; Mal Edgecombe (MAP Leegem) 42-6-0; Jason Skipper (Gainsborough) 34-8-0.

Ferryboat Farm, Conisborough, S. Yorks. Sun, 10. Steve Foster (Ferryboat) 18-0-0, bream and carp on feeder; Paul Hunton (Rotherham) 17-0-0; Tony Brown (Ferryboat) 10-0-0.

Kiveton Hall, Sheff. Sun, 18. Paul Birt (Kiveton) 40-14-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 46; John Forster (Kiveton) 37-12-0; Pete Ellis (Kiveton) 31-10-0; Steve Harper (Kiveton) 28-6-0; Mick Todd (Kiveton) 24-0-0; Paul Massey (Kiveton) 18-10-0.

Oaks, Beech and Sycamore lakes, Sessay, N. Yorks. Tues, 9. Chris Hall (Oaks) 58-3-0, carp on corn from peg 54; Pete Whale (Oaks) 53-7-0; Adam McNeil (Oaks) 36-7-0. Wed, 18, Oaks and Firs. John Maddison (Browning Quaker) 29-8-0, roach on pole and maggot from Oaks 1; Andy Nelson (Browning Quaker) 29-2-0; Andy Dargue (Browning Quaker) 26-9-0. Thurs, 9, Cedar. Chris Kendall (Middy)  46-8-0, carp on pellet from peg 39; Adam Richards (Browning) 38-11-0; Simon Medd (Daiwa Cleveland Angling Centre) 28-8-0. Sat, 18, Cedar. Chris Hall (Oaks) 65-2-0, F1s on pellet at 14m from peg 56; Mal Bailey (Garbolino Elton) 54-14-0; Ray Singh (Garbolino Elton) 47-15-0. Sun, 11, Ash, Beech and Sycamore. John Clarke (Oaks) 34-8-0, carp to 2 lb on corn from Beech 1; Ray Singh (Garbolino Elton) 27-15-0; Simon Medd (Daiwa Cleveland Angling Centre) 27-7-0.

Oaktree Leisure, Pond Four, York. Sun, 18. Steve Hodson (RSPS DH Angling) 8-8-0, roach on caster from peg 14; Steve Buchanan (Oaktree) 4-0-0; Paul Gore (Speedy Angling) 3-2-0.

Rotherham Fur and Feather, River Don, Sprotborough. Sun, 26. Paul Goulding (Worksop) 10-8-0, skimmers on feeder and maggot, peg 45; Mark Bawden (Daiwa Dons) 8-4-0; Mick Whitfield (Steel City) 7-14-0; Rich Vaughan (Sheffield) 4-3-0; Jamie Harrison (Rotherham) 2-13-0; Brian Butler (Maltby) 2-10-0.

Scunthorpe, River Ancholme, Cake Mills, N. Lincs. Sun, 28. Mick Tams (Grimsby) 13-4-0, perch on worm at 7m from peg 38; Steve Richardson (Scunthorpe Tackle) Graham Mumby (Scunthorpe Tackle) 12-3-0; Steve Nurse (Scunthorpe Tackle) 9-14-0.

Thornhill, Calder and Hebble Canal, Dewsbury. Sat, 14. Chris Storey (Thornhill) 8-9-0, roach and perch, pinkie, punch and caster, peg 1; Luke Wrozsek (Matrix Halifax) 4-3-8; John Sedgewick (Tri-Cast Calder) 3-15-8.

Woodhouse Grange. Doncaster. Wed, 8. Ghost. Graham Martin (Sheffield) 55-4-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 17; John Dudley (Medusa) 26-14-0; Keith Sanders (Woodhouse Grange) 24-8-0. Thurs, 10. Ghost. R Darlow 92-8-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 20; Craig Sutton (Woodhouse Grange) 49-4-0; S Capwell 39-0-0. Sat, 10. Heron. Bernie Larder (Woodhouse Grange) 48-7-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 43; Ian Taylor (Cats and Dogs) 44-6-0; John Dudley (Medusa) 34-8-0. Sun, 19, WL, Cobble. Mal Scott (Goole) 32-10-0, carp on pellet feeder, peg 46; Bernie Larder (Woodhouse Grange) 20-5-0; Steve Gertsmar (Woodhouse Grange) 19-10-0.

Yorkshire Groundworks, Beverley Canal, E. Yorks. Sun, 15. Dave Brooks senior (Hull) 7-6-0, roach on punch from peg 13; Graham Hartley (Hull Works Sports) 6-14-0; Sean Lesko (Beverley) 6-12-0.