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

* Cudmore Fisheries WL, Whitmore, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffs. Sat, 48, Arena & Pool 1, Milo, Suez & Panama canals. Craig Willett (Dynamite Stapeley Matrix) 85-14-0, carp to 10 lb, cage feeder & hair rigged corn, cast to the island, Arena peg 30; Carl Moon (MAP Garbolino Bait-Tech) 57-4-0; Dave Holman (Protak Barlows) 54-6-0; Ian Morrison (Ted Carter Southport Blue) 33-12-0; Andy Rogers (Cudmore Gold) 33-8-0. Teams: Dynamite Stapeley Matrix 8; Ultimate Pellets 9; Cudmore Gold 12; MAP Garbolino Bait-Tech 12. League: Ted Carter Southport Blue 70; Dynamite Stapeley Matrix 72; MAP Garbolino Bait-Tech 76; Maver Gold Bag ‘Em Yew 84; Maver Pickerings 86.

* Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sun, 47, all pools. Lewis Breeze (Drennan NW) 73-10-0, F1s, poled pellet, Island Pool peg 16; Terry Gibbons (Stockport) 68-13-0; Jordon Hall (Maver Midlands/Bag ‘Em) 61-1-0; Ady Shepherd (Heronbrook) 59-12-0; Graham Lewis (Eddies Bait Supplies) 59-9-0; Jason Brown (Maver Midlands) 58-0-0.

* Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Sat, 55, Winter League. Colin Scott (Garbolino Elton) 45-8-0, mirrors and F1s, maggot, 8m, peg 34; Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 42-6-0; Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru) 40-9-0; Peter Tickle (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 40-4-0; Steve Knowles (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 37-7-0; Daz Shaw  (Maver NW) 37-6-0. Teams: Drennan NW 16; Guru 18; Garbolino Elton 24. League: Garbolino Elton 77; Drennan NW 88; Guru 94. * Sun, 49. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 44-1-0, commons and F1s, maggot, 11m in 3 ft of water, peg 42; Ian Lathom (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 42-15-0; Brian Conroy (Warrington Tackle & Gun) 41-15-0; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 37-10-0; Kevin Bennett (Partridge Lakes) 29-6-0; Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru) 29-3-0.

* Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Gorst Lane, Lancs. Sun, 51. Dean Turner (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 5-1-8, roach and perch, bread punch and caster, 12.5m, peg 732 at cottages; John Hall (Chorley Socials) 3-7-8; Dave Wells (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 3-5-8; Darren Price (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 3-5-0; Carl Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 3-0-0; Dave Massey (Wigan MG) 2-14-8.

* Wirral WL, Shropshire Canal, Nantwich, Cheshire. Sun, 36. Martin Owen (Browning Lifestyle Blue) 10-2-2, mainly roach plus a 2 lb perch, poled bread, caster and maggot, peg 1; Dave Hughes (Browning Lifestyle Red) 8-2-0; Neil Davies (Team Guinness) 7-6-0; Phil Johnson (Browning Lifestyle Red) 7-4-2; Fred  Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 6-6-6; Kevin Perry (Browning Lifestyle Red) 5-11-0. Teams: Browning Lifestyle Blue 25; Browning Lifestyle Red 23; Frank’s 22; Team Eclipse 20; Team Guinness 19; Cheshire MG 17. Final League: Browning Lifestyle Red 151; Browning Lifestyle Blue 146; Team Guinness 139; Frank’s 121; Team Eclipse 109; Cheshire MG 90. Individual: Phil Cross (Team Guinness) 28.





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Smaller fishing match results


Bannister House, Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 27.  Mark Halliwell (Bag’em) 92-0-0, carp to 7 lb, pellet, 12m, peg 52; Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 37-8-0; John Vernon (Garbolino/Elton Tackle) 34-0-0; Martin Kaye (Elton Tackle) 33-0-0; Phil Wilson (Macey’s) 19-14-0.

Blundell’s, nr. Warrington, Cheshire. Wed, 15. Jamie Hughes (Maver) 50-10-0, mirror carp to 2 lb, pellet, 6m in deep channel, peg 35; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 38-9-0; Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sports) 37-3-0; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 31-1-0. Sat, 22. David Doherty (Edgeley Sport) 53-3-0, F1s and carp to 5 lb, red maggot, 10m, peg 77 Pine; Lee Clancy (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 50-1-0; Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 38-14-0; Jeff Lindsay (Lowhills AC) 28-9-0; Alan Clancy (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 27-0-0. Sun, 26. Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 33-4-0, mirrors and F1s to 2 lb, pellet, 9m, peg 7 Trio; Kevin Marler (Tight Lines Shaw) 32-6-0; Jim Rodgers (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 28-10-0; Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 28-7-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Sat, 23. Marl Plevin (Deggy’s Tackle) 40-8-0, F1s and silvers, pellet and bread, 11m, peg 18; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 37-10-0; Gary Baugh (Saints) 24-2-0; Stewart Birchall (Cheshire Angling) 22-4-0. Sun, 24. Mark Plevin (Deggy’s) 60-0-0, silvers and carp, bread and pellet, 11m. peg 21; Andy Butler (Mosella) 45-4-0; Stuart Conroy (Kamasan) 28-8-0; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 28-0-0.

Firswood Fishery, Skelmersdale, Lancs. Wed, 21. Jeff Boden (Firswood) 38-12-0, carp, bread punch, 11m, peg 8A; Jay Declued (Marukyu) 30-15-0; Allen Davis (Marketgate) 27-8-0; Colin Taylor (Mersey Dockers) 25-9-0.

Hampton Springs, Malpas. Cheshire. Wed, 22, silvers, Alice Springs, Poplars & Rock pools. Andy Spencer (Chester Tackle Locker) 33-3-0, skimmers, pellet, 12m, peg 7; Neil Faulkner (Chester Tackle Locker) 27-0-0; Stuart Davies (Chester Tackle Locker) 26-0-0; Steve Boyd (Saints) 23-12-0.

Lingmere, Match Lakes, Cheshire. Wed, 27. Steve Crawford (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 24-2-0, carp to 4 lb, maggot, Method feeder, peg 56; Sid Robinson (Lobol) 21-2-0; Jimmy Bell (Lingmere) 20-5-0; Ian Hughes (Lingmere) 13-7-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 13-7-0. Sat, 19. Steve Openshaw (Lingmere) 101-4-0, F1 carp, caster shallow, 13m pole, peg 36; Jamie Hughes (Maver) 56-3-0; Alan Dewhurst (Lingmere) 54-4-0; Colin Doran (Widnes AC) 29-14-0.

Liverpool DAA, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Pilling Lane, Merseyside. Sun, 16. Mike Dixon (Liverpool Dockers) 4-7-0, skimmers plus an eel, bread punch and worm, 8 to 12m; Jimmy Elms (LAS) 4-5-0; John Easton (LAS) 4-0-0; Dave Moorcroft (Liverpool Dockers) 3-3-0.

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)

Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Tues, 18, OAPs. Roy Davis (Salemore) 74-0-0, carp to 8 lb, corn and pellet, 11m, peg 2; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 35-8-0; Jeff Wilson (Meadow View) 31-8-0; Richard Rawsthorn (Owl’s) 27-4-0. Thurs, 18. Ken Jeffries (Edgeley Sport) 31-6-0, carp, maggot and pellet, Method, peg 2; Dave White (Edgeley Sport) 23-2-0; Roy Davis (Salemore) 11-6-0; Sun, 19, Lark. Barry Davis (Deeside Tackle) 15-14-0, silver fish, pellet and maggot, 11.5m, peg 33; Lee Cooper (Meadow View) 12-14-0; Paul Jackson (Edgeley Sport) 6-12-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Wood Pool, Lancs. Thurs, 20, Over-60s. Bob Wrench (Farnworth) 3-14-0, carp and roach, pinkie, 10m, peg 7; Alan Tweedle (Widnes) 3-11-0; Eddie Cook (Warrington) 3-10-8; Mark Saunders (Leigh) 2-14-0. Sun, 20, Vulcan Reservoir. Terry Speakman (Newton-le-Willows) 17-3-8, carp, ide, tench and roach, caster and pinkie, waggler and 12m pole, peg 21; Mark Brown (Newton-le-Willows) 5-11-8; Eddie Cook (Newton-le-Willows) 4-15-0; Mick Rogers (Haydock) 4-0-0.
Northwich, River Weaver, Arches and Locks. Sat, 20. Steve Walton (Dave’s of Middlewich) 5-14-0, roach, maggot, bomb, peg 361; Peter Makerfield (Vale Royal Angling) 5-12-0; Stuart Phipps (Vale Royal Angling) 4-14-0; Paul Walsh (Rod n Reel) 4-6-0.

Old Hough Fishery, Warmingham, Cheshire. Tues. Boulders Pool, 11. Mal Dawes (Old Hough) 50-2-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Craig Mather (Old Hough) 24-8-0; Rick Seaton (Old Hough) 24-5-0. Thurs. Prospect Pool, 5. Keith Knight (Old Hough) 19-11-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; Phil Cliffe Snr. (Old Hough) 13-2-0. Sat. Upper Benbo, 10. Ben Clarke (Old Hough) 43-10-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet; John Cheetham (Widnes AC) 22-2-0; Freddie Mac (Old Hough) 19-9-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 25, Marsh, Spay and Ribbon lakes. Chris Weeder snr (St. Helens Tackle& Bait) 34-1-0, F1s and carp, pellet, 11m, peg 4 Ribbon; Tony Mayoh (Partridge Lakes) 30-8-0; Dave Briers (Widnes AC) 26-4-0; Ian Wilson (Stalybridge) 19-1-0. Tues, 25, Covey 1, 2 & 4. Paul Coyle (Peston Innovations) 49-8-0, carp and F1s, maggot, 12m, peg 5; Mike Rogerson (Drennan NW) 44-5-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 41-12-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa/Guru/Bait-Tech) 36-1-0. Wed, 45, OAPs, Covey. Ron Smith (Bolton) 44-3-0, F1 carp and ide, maggot, 8m, peg 73; John Wilson (Coppull Angling) 37-7-0; Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 31-12-0; Gordon Pemberton (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 27-11-0; Eddie Battersby (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 20-12-0; Des Greenhough (Partridge Lakes) 19-3-0. Thurs, 18. Lee Addy (Drennan/Bait Tech) 44-12-0, F1s and carp, maggot, 8 and 11m, peg 93; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 35-11-0; Paul Keeley (Liverpool) 31-11-0; Jamie Hughes (Bag’em) 29-14-0. Sat, 19, Covey. John Nugent (Ashton) 45-1-0, commons and F1s, maggot, 10m, peg 133; Dave Lister (Partridge Lakes) 28-11-0; Charlie Blakeley (Liverpool) 24-5-0.

Riley Green Xmas, Hoghton, Lancs. Sun, 28. Stuart Bird (Ted Carter Preston) 26-0-0, bream, caster over bread, 11m, basin; Boydan Krupnycki (Maver NW) 6-7-9; Carl Robinson (Ted Carter Preston) 5-12-0; Alan Marsden (Wigan MG) 4-14-9.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside. Mon, 17. Gedd Rigby (St. Helens) 14-1-0, roach, red maggot, pole 8m, peg 148; Paul Swift (Bolton) 9-14-0; Derek Bennett (Preston Innovations) 8-5-0. Sun, 26. Steve Ward (St. Helens) 11-1-0, skimmers, red maggot, bread feeder, peg 90; Danny Sixsmith (Drennan/Pole Repairs) 9-3-0; Paul Swift (Bolton) 8-15-0; Paul White (Bolton) 8-10-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Adlington, Lancs. Wed, 40, Xmas Open. Laurence Clayton (Hindley) 11-0-0, 15 skimmers, bread punch, 11m, marina peg, £250; Carl Robinson (Ted Carter Preston) 9-12-4; Jack Rodgers (Bolton) 6-13-4; Jimmy Jeffers (Liverpool) 6-12-8; George Falkner (Blackburn) 5-10-4; Dave Wells (Ted Carter Rochdale) 5-9-4. Sat, 20, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Leyland Mill. Norman Watson (Hindley) 2-11-12, roach, bread, 10m, peg 90; Micky Hargreaves (Bolton) 2-1-0; Tony Prescott (Chorley) 1-3-8.




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