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.

Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 24. Martin Kaye (Elton Tackle) 136-0-0, carp to 9 lb, pellet, 4m down edge, peg 64; Mark Halliwell (Bag’em) 84-0-0; Colin Scott (Garbolino Elton) 83-2-0; Martin Bullock (Ted Carter Preston) 73-8-0.

Blundell’s, nr Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 15, Rover. Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 252-1-0, ide to 1 lb, mirrors and F1s to 3 lb, maggot, 8m, peg 7 Trio; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 153-4-0; Jim Rodgers (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 137-15-0. Sat, 28, Rover. Clive Garlick (Ryder Brow AC) 119-1-0, ide, mirrors and F1s to 3 lb, maggot shallow, 11m and down edge, peg 13 Trio; Cliff Noble (Stalybridge Angling Supplies) 117-15-0; Keith Leatherbarrow (St. Helens Angling) 109-13-0; Graham Stokes (Tri-Cast Highfield) 109-8-0. Sun, 22, Rover. Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 116-4-0, ide to 2 lb, bream, mirrors and F1s to 3 lb, maggot, 8m and down edge, peg 31; Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sport) 97-11-0; Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 94-9-0; Mark Wright (Gilders Tackle) 74-2-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Thurs, 19. Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 127-14-0, common and mirror carp, worm, margins and 13m pole, peg 8 snake; Andy Butler (Mosella) 113-6-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 111-14-0. Sat, 32. Andy Butler (Mosella) 144-4-0, carp and silvers, peg 20 Willow; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 81-8-0; Dave Pollitt (Hirst Angling) 70-12-0; Steve Conroy (Drennan NW) 67-2-0; Ross Whiteman (Cheshire Angling) 64-14-0. Sun, 31, Snake and Willow. Mark Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 133-8-0, carp and silvers, bread, 16m, peg 16 Willow; Peter Wakefield (Brookside) 115-2-0; Andy Butler (Mosella) 111-2-0; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 110-14-0; Tommy Barlow (Maver NW) 89-10-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Staffs. Wed, 12, Arena Pool. Simon Jones (Trentham Lakes) 97-8-0, carp to 8 lb, tench and bream, poled pellet and corn down margins, peg 24; Dave Holman (Cudmore) 96-4-0; Frank Clarke (Cudmore) 69-4-0. Sat, 32, Spring Pairs, Suez and Panama canals. Bill Gilchrist (Cudmore Silver) 84-0-0, carp to 4 lb, ide and tench, pellet and maggot at 13m, Suez peg 36; Simon Jones (Trentham Lakes) 82-10-0; Mark Kearns (Maver Gold /Bag’em) 75-0-0; John Glover Jnr. (Tree Fellas) 74-10-0; Lewis Breeze (MAP /Drennan NW) 68-4-0. Teams: Maver Gold/Bag’em 3; Matrix Dynamite Stapeley 4; Cudmore Silver 5; MAP Drennan NW 6. League: Ted Carter Southport 32; Maver Gold/Bag’em 34; MAP Drennan NW 41; Trentham Lakes 42; Matrix Dynamite Stapeley 46.

Hall Lane, Parbold, Lancs. Sun, 16, Merlins Lake. Bill Edmonds (Ted Carter Preston) 76-4-0, carp, red maggot, 8m and 4m, peg 19; Simon Sheppard (Ted Carter Preston) 36-4-0; Alan Lord (Octoplus Blackburn) 31-2-0; Danny McGuire (Ted Carter Preston) 26-8-0.

Hampton Springs, Malpas, Cheshire. Tues, 18, Over-50s. Long Island and Meadow lakes. Les Picken (Holywell Anglers) 56-12-0, carp to 6 lb, maggot, 8m, peg 40; Chris Diamond (Eddie’s Bait Supplies) 55-8-0; Peter Hodge (Chester Post Office) 48-9-0; Ian Hughes (Egremont Ferry) 45-8-0.

Hanchurch Fishery, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. Wed, 19, Over-50s, Model Canal. G. Arnold (Hanchurch) 42-5-0, carp and barbel, poled pellet, peg 1; J. Brayford (Hanchurch) 39-3-0. Sat, 18, Model Canal. G. Jones (Hanchurch) 50-9-0, carp and barbel, poled pellet, peg 1; P. Hulme (Hanchurch) 40-13-0; Danny Lowndes (Hanchurch Silver) 35-1-0.

Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sat, 48, Canal, Bridge, Island and Match pools. Steve Roberts (Oakengates Angling Centre) 138-8-0, F1s to 2 lb, poled pellet, Bridge peg 1; Gary Baugh (Liverpool) 120-0-0; Darren Heath (Pickering’s) 119-8-0; Clive Wynn (Wrexham) 96-14-0; Stuart Carroll (Wigan Angling Centre) 88-6-0; Paul Edge (Wigan Angling Centre) 83-14-0. Sun, 73, Canal, Bridge, Island and Match. Shaun Hill (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 135-10-0, F1s to 2 lb, poled pellet shallow, Canal peg 12; Brucie (Ray’s Tackle) 129-10-0; Gary Skerritt (Pickering’s) 116-10-0; Darren Heath (Pickering’s) 102-4-0; Antony King (Ted Carter Southport) 100-9-0; Ken Oldham (Connect Tackle) 99-7-0.



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.


Hodnet MG, Shropshire Union Canal, Goldstone and Soudley, Salop. Sun, 22. Nigel Clayton (Browning Lifestyle) 7-0-8, decent roach, poled hemp, Old Hospital peg 12; Gaz Lunt (Browning Lifestyle) 5-5-4; Lewis Kenyon (Team Les ‘O’) 5-4-6; Simon Preece (Browning Lifestyle) 4-9-14.

Lingmere, Match Lakes, Cheshire. Wed, 23, OAPs. Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 95-0-0, carp and silver fish, caster shallow, 10m, peg 7; Les Pickin (Connahs Quay) 74-2-0; Mark Greasley (Maver Cheshire) 73-14-0; Lenny Bolton (Ellesmere Port) 72-15-0. Thurs, 16. James Howson (Lingmere) 89-8-0, carp, pellet, 16m, peg 20; Jay Cloney (Vine Baits) 65-2-0; Jimmy Dewhurst (Birkenhead) 54-13-0.

Liverpool DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Aintree. Sun, 16. Jeff Stirrup (LAS) 3-10-0, roach, bread punch, 14m; Carl Blurton (LAS Black) 3-1-0; Tommy Fairhurst (Wigan) 2-14-0; John Easton (LAS) 2-12-0.

Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Tues, 26, OAPs. Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 117-0-0, carp to 8 lb, pellet and corn, 14m, peg 38; Anthony Honey (Stalybridge) 60-0-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 52-4-0; George Osborne (Shaw’s Tackle) 40-0-0. Thurs, 19, Linnet. Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 53-0-0, carp to 8 lb, corn and pellet, 14m, peg 10; Dave White (Edgeley Sport) 44-6-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 42-8-0. Sun, 26, Lark. Jimmy Garside (Danny’s Tackle) 91-0-0; carp to 10 lb, corn and pellet, 7m pole and Method feeder, peg 24; Will Willows (Meadow View) 69-0-0; Dave White (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 57-8-0; Bob Glasey (Meadow View) 49-12-0.

Mill House, Mescar Lake. Merseyside. Wed, 18. Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru/ Bait-Tech) 112-10-0, carp to 14 lb andf bream to 4 lb, pellet, 12m, peg 23; Jimmy Faulkner (Norris Green) 77-2-0; Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle) 56-14-0; Peter Gradwell (Liverpool AS) 54-10-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Cow Hay Dam, Lancs. Thurs, 22. Jimmy Byrne (Warrington) 10-2-0, skimmers and roach, caster, 11m, peg 3 Oak; Harry Newton (Warrington) 9-15-0; Steve Rimmer (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 6-1-0. Sun, 20, St. Helens Canal upper pound. 20. John Mallet (Bolton) 3-5-0, small carp and roach, caster, 10m, peg 50; Mick Rogers (Haydock) 3-4-0; Terry Speakman (Newton-le-Willows) 3-4-0.
Old Hough, Warmingham, Cheshire. Tues, 16, Goose and Boulders pools. Ian Mellor (Wyche Anglers) 31-5-0, carp, poled pellet; Brian Morris (Old Hough) 21-7-0; Ben Clarke (Old Hough) 19-10-0. Thurs, 16, Upper Benbo. Pete Johnson (Old Hough) 61-1-0, carp, poled pellet; John Pearson (Gilder’s Tackle) 55-10-0; Kevin Brooks (Ted Carter Southport) 35-7-0. Sat, 22, Big Max. Mark Astbury (Widnes AC) 36-12-0, carp, poled pellet; Jamie Davies (Old Hough) 29-15-0; Phil Cliffe Snr. (Old Hough) 29-3-0; James Cantello (Tri-Cast Highfield) 24-4-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 28, OAPs, Spey, Marsh and Ribbon lakes. Ron Kinsella (Widnes AC) 66-13-0, ide and chub, worm, 8m, peg 21 Marsh; Alan Talbot (Drennan NW) 66-0-0; Dave Blears (Partridge Lakes) 55-10-0; John Ormisher (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 54-13-0. Tues, 27, Covey. Mark Lucas (Mosella) 136-11-0, F1s and mirrors, pellet, 3m, peg 10; Keith Dixon (North West Baits) 106-12-0; Lee Addy (Drennan/ Bait-Tech) 100-8-0; Ian Burly (North West Baits) 99-3-0. Wed, 59, Covey. Eddy Battersby (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 106-15-0, F1s and ide, caster shallow, 8m, peg 75; Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 76-7-0; Mick King (Tackle Saver) 72-4-0; Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 62-10-0; Ian Bentham (Coppull Angling) 60-13-0. Thurs, 35, Covey. Ian Burly (North West Baits) 118-4-0, F1 carp and ide, maggot, 6m, peg 21; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 117-3-0; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 111-14-0; Kevin Bennett (Partridge Lakes) 96-11-0. Sat, 51. Paul Balmforth (Maver NW) 106-0-0, ide and F1s, worm, 4m, peg 68; Colin Mulholland (JW Pole Repairs) 68-10-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa/Guru/Bait-Tech)  67-10-0; Micky Barlow (Ashton Angling) 66-4-0; Daz Renshaw (Partridge Lakes) 64-2-0; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 63-10-0. Sun, 83, Covey. 83. Lee Harrison (Drennan/Ultimate Barnsley) 133-11-0, F1s, carp and ide, worm, 4m pole, peg 5; Steve Sharrocks (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 92-9-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 76-6-0; Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 71-7-0; Peter Tickle (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 66-7-0; Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 66-6-0.

Sensas NW Teams, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, New Springs, Lancs, Sun, 60. Derek Walker (Bolton) 7-5-1, a 4 lb 6 oz tench, a 2 lb bream plus bits, red maggot, 8 and 12m, pegged by main road bridge; Steve Powley (Tri-Cast Rochdale Blue) 7-2-14; Paul Smith (Tri-Cast Rochdale Black) 7-1-2; Mark Rimmer (Mosella NW) 6-4-12; Bernard McCann (Tri-Cast Rochdale Blue) 5-15-0; Anthony Silcock (Sensas NW Wasps) 5-11-0. Teams: Tri-Cast Rochdale blue 17; Maver NW Red 23; Hindley 23; Maver NW Black 25. Final League: Maver NW Red and Sensas NW Wasps both 118; Tri-Cast Rochdale Black 123; Hindley MG 152.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 17. Steve Ward (St. Helens A.A) 25-3-0, bream and skimmers, red maggot, bread feeder, peg 23; Tony Heffernon (St. Helens) 13-9-0; Dave Allsop (St. Helens) 13-7-0. Sun, 26. Mark Tallon (Farnsworth Tackle and Bait) 18-12-0, bream and skimmers, maggot and pellet, Method feeder, peg 12; Martin Ormrod (Bolton) 14-14-0; Dave Lever (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 14-9-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Botany Bay, Lancs. Wed, 23. Graham Mortimor (Sensas NW) 3-2-0, skimmer bream and roach to 8 oz, red maggot and squatt over groundbait, 10m, peg motorway bridge; Derek Walker (Bolton) 3-1-4; Gary Marchant (Wigan MG) 2-3-4; Colin Savage (Bolton) 2-2-8. Sat, 28, Apply Bridge. Dave Massey (Wigan MG) 8-4-4, three bream plus silver fish, bread and caster, 9 and 12m, peg near bridge; John Edwards (Bolton) 7-12-8; Carl Robinson (Ted Carter Preston) 7-11-8; John Hall (Bolton) 6-1-8; Mark Rimmer (Southport) 5-8-12; Anthony Marsden (Wigan MG) 5-4-0.




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