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

* Ancholme WL, River Ancholme, Cake Mills, N. Lincs. Sun, 40. Mick Tams (Pelham) 19-1-0, three tench plus quality perch, poled worm, 5-7m, peg 43; Graham Bunnage (Garbolino Harrisons Lincs County) 16-15-0; Graham Thornton (Grimsby Bait 2 Fish) 15-14-0; Gary Atkinson (Garbolino Harrisons Lincs County) 13-5-0; Chris Elsom (Garbolino Harrisons Lincs County) 10-12-0. Final League: Scunthorpe Tackle 7; Grimsby Bait 2 Fish 13.

* Bob-Co Yorkshire WL, River Ouse, Hunters Lodge to Linton. Sun, 80. Craig Turbitt (Tackle 2U) 13-10-0, roach and bleak, whip and maggot, peg 294; Glen Brown (Barnsley) 11-9-0; Paul Clarke (Mirfield) 9-11-0; Stan Haigh (Angler’s World Holidays) 7-14-0; Chris Burton (Angler’s World Holidays) 6-3-0. Teams: Tackle 2U 55; Angler’s World Holidays 47; Mirfield 45. League: Angler’s World Holidays 7; Mirfield 8; Tackle 2U 10.

* Mirfield, Aire and Calder Canal, Altofts, W. Yorks. Sat, 36. Dave Armitage (Cleckheaton) 14-10-0, five chub plus perch, waggler and caster, peg 42 at Stanley Ferry; Denis White (Maver) 11-2-0; Keith Hobson (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 9-8-0; Phil Austin (Barlby Village Stores) 8-0-0.

* Ripon, River Ure, Ripon, Sun. 38. Dave Robson (Selby) 1-10-0, an eel plus three roach, bomb and worm, peg 120; Dennis Wood (Ilkeley) 1-4-0; Nick Smith (Aireborough) 1-2-0; Nick Wallinger (Ripon) 0-15-0.

* Yarm, River Tees, Yarm, Cleveland. Sun, 39. Graham Jones (Darlington Angling Centre) 26-7-0, perch to 3 lb 9 oz, feedered worm, peg 147; Steven Bell (Darlington Angling Centre) 26-3-0; Craig Devlin (Yarm) 15-15-0; Louis Mackintosh (Browning Quaker) 15-2-0.




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Smaller fishing match results


Bank End, Finningley, S. Yorks. Sun, 29. Danny Myers (Sheffield) 73-2-0, carp, pellet feeder, peg 8; Phil Gullitt (Clay Lane) 62-9-0; Len Squire (R & R Sports) 33-12-0; Fred Maxwell (Bank End) 28-10-0; F Staniuszko (Bank End) 26-15-0; Keith Vardy (Bank End) 24-6-0.

Barnburgh, S. Yorks. Wed, 17, Bottom pond. 17. Mark Wragg (Sheffield) 56-4-0, F1s, poled pellet; Gary Jubb (Goldthorpe) 52-8-0; Brian Butler (Maltby) 39-0-0; Les Peace (Barnburgh) 38-0-0. Fri, 22, Top pond. Gary Jubb (Goldthorpe) 46-4-0, F1s, poled pellet; Dave Harrison (Barnburgh) 45-0-0; Dave Cheetham (Frenzee) 44-4-0. Sun, 24. Top and Middle. Gary Jubb (Goldthorpe) 48-8-0, F1s, poled pellet; John Bromilow (Maltby) 45-8-0; Dave Graham (Barnburgh) 39-10-0; Malc Thompson (Barnburgh) 37-8-0.

Beverley, Beverley Canal, E. Yorks. Sun, 19. Dave Brooks senior (Hull) 10-1-0, roach, poled punch, peg 14; Barry Sawyer (Beverley) 9-0-0; Steve Addy (Mosella Selby) 8-0-0.
Daiwa Hallcroft. Retford, Notts. Mon, Veterans, 17, Bridge and Croft lakes. Ian Temple (Hallcroft) 56-10-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet cone, meat and corn, peg 26 Bridge island; Iain Donaldson (Notts) 48-12-0; Nigel Wood (Hallcroft) 27-6-0; Trevor Furby (Notts AA) 17-12-0; Ken Pacey (Gainsborough) 16-7-0. Thurs, 26, Veterans, Moat. Pete Topham (Retford) 76-0-0, seven carp to 12 lb, PVA bag and pellets, peg 61 island; Tony Brown (MAP Leegem) 52-3-0; Arnie Payling (Peg One Angling) 49-8-0; Geoff Hiley (Mansfield) 39-12-0; Roger Holmes (Notts AA) 26-13-0. Sat, 26. Moat. John Barningham (Lincoln Wisby) 94-12-0, 14 carp to 10lb on pellet feeder with hair rigged corn, peg 64 island; Arthur Berisford (MAP Leegem) 67-2-0; Gordon Gibson (MAX Tackle) 60-2-0; N. Potter (Hallcroft) 55-8-0; Andy Oldham (Frenzee) 54-12-0. Sun, 26. Moat. Pete Bagshaw (Barnsley Blacks) 62-14-0, carp to 12lb on groundbait feeder with hair rigged corn, peg 60 island; Dave Dare (Marukyu) 54-10-0; John Barningham (Lincoln Wisby) 40-12-0; Stuart Gray (Worksop) 40-8-0; Arthur Berisford (MAP Leegem) 36-14-0

Ferryboat Farm, Conisborough. Thurs, 11. Steve Foster (Ferryboat) 26-0-0, carp and bream on feeder and pellet; Paul Hunton (Rotherham) 21-0-0; Arthur Bullcroft (Ferryboat) 17-8-0.

Garbolino Lindholme, Doncaster, S. Yorks. Thurs, 21, Bonsai Lake. Dale Sheppard (Maver) 47-5-0, carp, bomb and pellet, peg 48; Paul Christy (Garbolino Lindholme) 41-1-0; George Barbie (Hull) 36-11-0. Sat, 23. John Allerton (Tri-Cast) 62-13-0, carp, pellet, peg 62; Dale Sheppard (Maver) 44-6-0; Martin Holmes (Garbolino Lindholme) 39-3-0. Sun, 21. John Allerton (Tri-Cast) 55-15-0, carp, bomb and pellet, peg 64; Harry Bignall (Sunbed Direct) 55-9-0; Mark Henderson (Garbolino Lindholme) 40-5-0.

Group 35 Shuttlers, Stainforth and Keadby Canal, New Inn, Stainforth. Sun, 20. Adrian Clarke (GP 35) 7-2-0, roach on pole and caster, peg 3; Dave Howitt (GP 35) 5-8-0; Pete Parkinson (GP 35) 3-11-0; Glyn Ducker (GP 35) 3-3-0; Dave Pollin (GP 35) 2-10-0.


Be sure to read the Dick Clegg interview in Angler's Mail magazine (on sale from Tuesday, Dec 17 to 31)
Be sure to read the Dick Clegg interview in Angler’s Mail magazine (on sale from Tuesday, Dec 17 to 31)



Kiveton Hall, Nr. Sheffield. Sun, 21. Pete Ellis (Kiveton) 122-0-0, carp, pole and pellet, peg 47 Bottom Pond; Ian Ward (Kiveton) 39-12-0; Ray Clay (Kiveton) 36-8-0; Paul Birt (Kiveton) 27-2-0; Roy Gorman (Kiveton) 26-12-0; Paul Massey (Kiveton) 24-0-0.

Mouncey League, River Ancholme, Cake Mills, N. Lincs. Sat, 19. Dave Brooks junior (Ultimate Barnsley Blacks) 13-2-0, perch, worm, 6m, peg 16; Ronnie Benn (Walton) 8-10-0; Bob Dyer (Garbolino Harrisons Lincs County) 8-9-0.

None Go By Farm, nr York. Sun, 21, Middle Pond. Ian Exley (Daiwa Dons) 25-14-0, roach and skimmers, caster and pellet, peg 10; Steve Webster (Tri-Cast Calder) 22-1-0; Tim Peters (Leeds) 19-13-0.

Oaks, Sessay, N. Yorks. Tues, 16, Ash and Beech lakes. Ant Stock (Daiwa Cleveland Angling Centre) 76-4-0, carp, corn and pellet, Beech peg 1; Pete Whale (Oaks) 54-14-0; Chris Hall (Oaks) 37-11-0. Wed, 15, Oaks. Rob Minikin (Sonubaits) 25-10-0, roach and skimmers, maggot; John Maddison (Browning Quaker) 25-5-0; Andy Dargue (Browning Quaker) 22-6-0. Thurs, 16, Ash and Beech. Bruce Poland (Oaks) 25-8-0, carp, pellet, Beech 20; Pete Whale (Oaks) 20-11-0; Colin Hood (Oaks) 18-7-0. Sat, 11, Cedar. Stuart Stott (Starbeck) 20-4-0, carp, pellet, peg 29; Chris Kendall (Middy)  14-4-0; Steve Sharples (Oaks) 13-3-0. Sun, 14, Ash, Beech & Sycamore. Chris Hall (Oaks) 78-6-0, carp, corn, Sycamore 21; Phil Sellars (Woodlands Tackle) 69-2-0; Andy Newton (Browning Quaker) 68-12-0.

Oaktree Leisure, nr. York. Sun, 15, Pond Three. Jason Gilbert (Strayside) 30-2-0, carp, corn and meat; Matt Fryer (Oaktree Leisure) 13-0-0; Gary Shepherd (Army) 10-8-0.

Old Bank, Battyford Canal, Mirfield, W. Yorks. Wed, 12. Craig Hawthorne (Matrix Halifax) 3-6-0, single chub, caster, peg 6; John Sedgewick (Tri-Cast Calder) 2-8-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 1-2-0.

Pool Bridge Farm, nr. Otley. Sun, 14, Horseshoe. Jeff Clay (Boston Spa) 29-0-0, four carp plus skimmers, pellet, 16m, peg 30; Mick Brotherton (Roadline) 23-8-0; Keith Gale (Colton Sports) 11-8-0.

Rotherham UAF, River Don, Sprotborough. Sun, 21. Andy Anderson (Clay Lane) 9-8-0, skimmers on groundbait feeder and maggot, peg 31; Wayne Bartholomew (Steel City) 6-14-0; Joe Murray (Rotherham) 6-5-0; Ian Starbuck (Tippers) 6-2-0; Ian Turner (Worksop) and James Cameron (Rotherham) both 5-14-0.

Silstar Stainforth Angling WL, Pines Lakes, Thorne. Sun, 26. Matthew Holsten (Silstar Stainforth Angling) 41-6-0, carp, poled maggot, peg 29; Lee Hall (Silstar Stainforth Angling) 24-12-0; Jamie Snedker (Silstar Stainforth Angling) 20-6-0; Mark Price (Silstar Stainforth Angling) 20-5-0. Pairs: Lee Saville and Matt Holsten 4; Lee Hall and Steve Jones 4; Jamie Snedker and John Worthington 7. League: Lee Saville and Matt Holsten 43; John Worthington and Jame Snedker 48; Mark Price and Mick Glaister 52.

Sykehouse Fishery, S. Yorks. Wed, 25, Stock Pond. John Pointer (Sykehouse) 57-5-0, carp, poled corn, peg 12; Mark Hopkins (Askern) 48-4-0; A. Beresford (Sykehouse) 21-5-0. Sun, 26, Twin Isles. A. Bomber (Sykehouse) 33-10-0, carp on method feeder with maggot, peg 24; Tim Wright (Sykehouse) 26-6-0; R. Hall (Sykehouse) 17-3-0.

Thornhill, Calder and Hebble Canal, Dewsbury, W. Yorks. Sat, 15. Chris Storey (Thornhill) 5-7-0, 80 roach, pinkie, punch and caster, peg 1; Lee Simpson (Tri-Cast Calder) and Ray Reah (Wakefield) both 3-6-0.

Viking Fishery, Pollington, E. Yorks. Sat, 24, Deer Pond. Richard Scott (Goole) 96-6-0, carp on poled bread, peg 13; Stef Armitage (Team Glum) 64-6-0; Fran Williamson (Viking) 51-9-0; George Ryan (Batley) 35-8-0; Harry Lockwood (Knottingley) 27-15-0; Laurie Tones (Viking) 27-1-0.

Woodhouse Grange.  Doncaster. Wed, 8, Dog Kennel. Graham Martin (Sheffield) 32-8-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 16; Malc Scott (Goole) 26-5-0; John Dudley (Medusa) 23-2-0. Sat, 13. Kingfisher. Malc Scott (Goole) 30-10-8, carp on poled pellet, peg 23; Paul Ellis (Goole) 29-4-0; Keith Sanders (Woodhouse Grange) 25-2-0. Sun, 14, Heron. Keith Sanders (Woodhouse Grange) 49-10-0, carp, pellet feeder, peg 47; Ian Taylor (Cats and Dogs) 48-9-0; Bernie Larder (Woodhouse Grange) 43-3-0.


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