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

* Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 31. John Vernon (Garbolino Elton) 38-0-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet, 16m, peg 34; Mark Halliwell (Bag’em) 37-10-0; Keith Wilson (Elton Tackle) 34-12-0; Jay Brooks (Wayne’s Tackle) 34-0-0.

* Blundell’s, Nr. Warrington, Cheshire. Sat, 32. Steve Gallagher (Ted Carter’s Southport) 62-8-0, mirrors and F1 carp to 4 lb, pellet, 16m, peg 11 Trio; Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 43-9-0; Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 39-6-0; Dave Swain (Garbolino Dynamite Baits) 37-11-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 32-2-0; Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sports) 31-0-0. Sun, 31. Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 52-4-0, ide, skimmers, mirrors and F1s, pellet and maggot, 11m and 8m, peg 59 Trio; Craig Herring (Rochdale Angling Centre) 51-3-0; Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru) 44-5-0; Steve Gallagher (Ted Carter Southport) 29-2-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 26-6-0; Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sport) 26-3-0.

* Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Sat, 31. Stuart Conroy (Kamasan)  and Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) both 22-0-0, Stu F1s to pellet at 11m off peg 19, Steve F1s and silver fish to pellet at 11.5m at peg 31; Adam Harman (Cheshire Angling) 21-2-0; Mark Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 17-14-0; Trevor Dewhurst (Premier Driveways) 17-0-0; Steve Colvin (Brookside) 13-0-0. Sun, 34. John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 54-14-0, bream to 2 lb and F1s, pellet, 12m, peg 16 Willow; Franek Staniuszko (Ted Carter Southport) 51-12-0; Andy Butler (Mosella) 34-0-0; Jeff Lindsay (Low Hills AC) 33-2-0; Ross Whiteman (Cheshire Angling) 27-0-0; David Williams (Garbolino Elton) 27-0-0.

* Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sun, 90, All Pools. Simon Allen (Maver Gold Bag ‘Em) 78-8-0, 17 carp and 8 F1s, poled maggot, Canal peg 12; Rob Pennington (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 74-0-0; Phil Holmes (Heronbrook) 68-2-0; Gerry Lees (Gilder’s Tackle) 57-12-0; Tony Maj (Maver Gold Bag ‘Em) 53-8-0; Ade Cattell (Maver Gold Bag ‘Em) 46-8-0.

* Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Sun, 31. Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 75-8-0, carp to 5 lb, pellet, maggot and corn, 16m, peg 41; Phil Chung (Matrix Tameside) 41-0-0; Dave Williams (Meadow View) 36-8-0; Gary Marsland (Star AC) 30-4-0.

* Middlewich AA Xmas, Trent & Mersey Canal and Shropshire Union Canal, Middlewich, Cheshire. Sat, 65. Liam Killinger (Sensas NW) 16-10-0, a 14 lb carp, a 2 lb hybrid plus bits, poled bread down track, Shroppy peg 39; Richard O’Connor (Drennan NW) 11-6-0; Peter Taylor (Cornerstone) 10-7-0; Jeff Shaw (Warrington) 8-7-0; Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 6-14-0.

* Old Hough Xmas Rover, Warmingham, Cheshire, Sat, 53, all pools. Ken Potts (Old Hough) 64-4-0, F1s to 3 lb, carp and bream to 4 lb, poled chopped worm, Big Max peg 3; John Cheetham (Old Hough) 35-4-0; Pete Johnson (Old Hough) 33-8-0; Mark Walton (Old Hough) 32-12-0; Steve Peplow (Old Hough) 26-6-0; Kevin Price (Old Hough) 25-13-0.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Boxing Day, 35, Covey 1/2/3/4. Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 35-1-0, F1s, maggot, 13m, peg 73; James Howarth (Maver Midlands) 29-1-0; Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 22-7-0; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 21-6-0; Eddie Bibby (Wigan) 20-0-0; Mike Dench (Partridge Lakes) 18-1-0. Sat, 48, Covey. Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 44-9-0, F1s and common carp, maggot, 11m, peg 74; Peter Tickle (St. Helens Tackle & Bait)31-15-0; James Howarth (Maver Midlands) 28-14-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait Tech) 28-11-0; Peter Humphreys (Rochdale Angling) 26-0-0; Jon Jowett (Maver NW) 24-15-0 Sun, 67, Covey. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait Tech) 58-8-0, commons and F1s, maggot, 11m and 8m, peg 83; Peter Tickle (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 45-0-0; Ron Buckley (Garbolino Elton) 41-10-0; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 36-4-0; Ian Read (Partridge Lakes) 33-13-0; John Jones (Garbolino Elton) 29-8-0.






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


Blundell’s, Nr. Warrington, Cheshire. Thurs, 26. Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 58-6-0, F1 carp to 2 lb, pellet, 11m deep water, peg 55 Trio; Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sports) 47-10-0; John Carroll (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 36-4-0; Mike Billingham (Bag’em Baits) 30-2-0.


Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Tues, 20. Franek Staniuszko (Ted Carter Southport) 36-0-0, silver fish and F1 carp, pellet, 11m, peg 59; Stuart Conroy (Kamasan) 30-0-0; Ron White (Maver Bag’em) 27-0-0; Chris Ruscoe (Rod n Reel) 26-4-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 24-4-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 24-0-0. Thurs, 25. Mark Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 37-6-0, F1 carp and silvers, 11.5m, peg 39; David Williams (Garbolino Elton) 32-4-0; Steve Colvin (Brookside) 32-0-0; Jimmy Wilson (JW Pole Repairs) 24-4-0; Jeff Lindsay (Low Hills AC) 23-2-0; Stuart Conroy (Kamasan) 21-0-0.

Hanchurch Fisheries, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. Sun, 19, Model Canal. Dave Coleman Snr. (Hanchurch) 63-9-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 7; Chris Parker (Pickerings) 34-5-0; Alan Merrill (Hanchurch) 27-10-0.

Lingmere, Match Lakes, Cheshire. Sat, 19. Colin Doran (Widnes AC) 41-12-0, F1 carp and silver fish, maggot, bread feeder, peg 36; Steve Balson (Moreton) 36-4-0; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 33-8-0; Carl Fletcher (Lingmere) 31-5-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Vulcan Reservoir, Lancs. Sun, 28. John Dearden (St. Helens) 13-10-0, carp and roach, maggot, 11m, peg 23; Geoff Prescott (Newton-le-Willows) 12-3-0; Terry Speakman (Newton-le-Willows) 11-12-4; John Mallet (Bolton) 5-7-0.


Northwich, River Weaver, Black Boards to Boats. Thurs, 29. Peter Watson (Vale Royal Angling) 10-9-0, skimmer bream, maggot, bread feeder, peg 5 town; Martin Lenihan (Shaw’s Tackle) 10-4-0; Frank Slater (Vale Royal Angling) 8-12-0; Gary Webster (Elton Tackle) 7-13-0. Sat, 21. Rod Frazer (Vale Royal Angling) 14-4-0, bream and skimmers, red maggot, bread feeder, peg 1; Malcolm Liptrot (Bolton Angling) 13-7-0; Alex Clegg (Vale Royal Juniors)10-2-0; Wayne Percival (Rod n Reel) 9-7-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 23, OAPs, Spey, Marsh and Ribbon pits. Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 42-9-0, F1s and carp, pellet, top two, peg 20 Spey; Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 38-6-0; Stuart Bryan (Partridge Lakes) 33-2-0; Ernie Pilkington (Ted Carter Preston) 31-12-0.Tues, 23, Covey 2/3/4. Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 62-8-0, F1s and carp, maggot shallow, 8 and 10m, peg 6; Harry Billing (Garbolino Kernow) 35-6-0; Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 35-5-0; Andy Middleton (Grattan) 32-6-0. Fri, all lakes, 146. Dave Woodworth (Lingmere) 48-1-0, F1 carp and skimmer bream, pellet, 9m pole down edge, peg 24 piper; Colin Mayor (Drennan) 44-3-0; Peter Humphreys (Rochdale Angling) 42-8-0; Lee Reilly (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 37-6-0; Dave McManus (Ted Carter Preston) 33-13-0; Paul Burton (Anglers World) 29-9-0.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 16. Mick Lever (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 7-10-0, skimmers, red maggot, bread feeder, peg 76; Steve Ward (St. Helens) 6-15-0; Mark Addy (Drennan/Bait-Tech) 5-1-0. Sun, 24. Kevin Hall (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 8-14-0, skimmers, pinkie, bread feeder, peg 81; Tony Heffernan (St. Helens) 7-10-0; Derek Bennett (Preston Innovations) 7-3-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Burscough, Lancashire. Sat, 27. Brian Boyne (Adlington) 8-4-4, skimmers to 1 lb 8 oz, bread, 5m, peg 676; Carl Whalley (Sensas NW) 6-1-4; Anthony Silcock (Sensas/Mosella) 4-9-12; Dean Turner (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 4-0-4.




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