Andy Bennett has lifted the 2013-2014 Angler's Mail Matchman of the Year title and also banked £5,000 from Preston Innovations.
Andy Bennett has lifted the 2013-2014 Angler’s Mail Matchman of the Year title and also banked £5,000 from Preston Innovations. Read his story in the Mail this week.

Bannister House,  Match Canal, Merseyside. Sun, 22. Martin Bullock (Ted Carter Preston) 73-12-0, carp to 6 lb plus silvers, pellet, 16m, peg 16; Paul Bottomley (Coppull Angling) 61-0-0; Alan Menzies (Elton Tackle) 57-14-0; John Vernon (Garbolino Elton) 47-8-0; Dave Cline (Ray’s Tackle) 41-8-0; Dave Morgan (Elton Tackle) 20-2-0.

Blundell’s, Culcheth, Cheshire. Wed, 21. Kieron Rich (Daiwa) 125-11-0, carp, F1s plus 35 lb of ide, maggot, 5m pole down edge, peg 13 Trio; Mike Billingham (Bag’em) 114-12-0; Jamie Hughes (Maver) 96-6-0; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 83-5-0; Mitch Rawlinson (Fishing Republic) 78-7-0; Kevin Marler (Tight Lines Shaw) 61-2-0. Sat, 37, rover, all lakes. Gary Whalley (Bait-Tech) 144-7-0, carp, F1s and 40 lb of ide, pellet down edge and maggot shallow at 6m, peg 13 Trio; Barry Bush (Lingmere) 128-10-0; John Kerwin (Fishermans Way) 90-0-0; Andy Musgrove (Edgeley Sport) 80-5-0; Graham Stokes (Tri-Cast Highfield) 70-5-0; Trevor Jackson (Rod’n’Reel) 62-12-0. Sun, 38, rover. Alan Howarth (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 142-1-0, carp to 5 lb and tench, pellet and maggot, 16m, peg 65 Pine; Andy Pickles (Izaak Walton) 82-7-0; Mitch Rawlinson (Fishing Republic) 76-14-0; Mick Rudd (Rochdale Angling Centre) 69-0-0; Lee Thornton (Middy Bag’em) 65-8-0; Geoff Scott (Rochdale Angling Centre) 61-10-0.

Brookside, Snake Pit, Cheshire. Tues, 18. Richie Dean (Avago Tackle) 82-10-0, F1s to 2 lb, pellet, 14m, peg 23; David Williams (Garbolino Elton) 54-8-0; Mike Tool (Cheshire) 48-8-0; Ray Thompson (Vale Royal Angling) 47-7-0. Thurs, 18. Steve Boyd (Saints) 60-2-0, carp, pellet and maggot, 11m, peg 8; David Williams (Garbolino Elton) 53-10-0; Howard Kelly (Bait-Tech) 46-0-0; Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 41-6-0; Allen Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle) 35-0-0; Dave Pollitt (Hurst Tackle) 34-0-0. Sat, 35. Tom Barlow (Maver NW) 77-4-0, F1s, pellet, 14m, peg 17; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 73-10-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 68-4-0; Chris Ruscoe (Rod ‘n Reel) 62-6-0; Allen Metcalfe (Ray’s Tackle) 59-8-0; Stewart Birchall (Cheshire Angling) 57-4-0. Sun, 26, Snake and Willow. Trevor Dewhurst (Premier Driveways) 79-14-0, F1s, pellet, 12m and down edge, peg 36; Nick Butterworth (Cheshire Angling) 73-10-0; John Battersby (Garbolino Elton) 64-2-0; Carl Lane (Prescot AC) 63-8-0.

Cudmore Spring Pairs, Whitmore, Staffs. Sat, 32, Suez and Panama canals. Shaun Hill (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 117-8-0, carp to 6 lb, ide and chub, pellet and corn at 13m, Suez peg 25; Andy Bennett (MAP/Drennan NW) 98-12-0; Martin Dobson (Trentham Lakes) 84-10-0; Simon Jones (Trentham Lakes) 78-6-0; John Golver Jnr. (Tree Fellas) 77-6-0; Gary Kirby (Protak Barlows) 75-4-0. Pairs: Trentham Lakes 2; Maver Gold / Bag’em Baits 4; MAP / Drennan NW 5; Tree Fellas 5. League: Ted Carter Southport 24; Maver Gold/Bag’em 31; Trentham Lakes 34; Matrix Dynamite Stapeley 34; MAP/Drennan NW 35.

Hampton Springs, Malpas, Cheshire. Tues, 18, over-50s, Long Island and Meadow pools. Ian Hughes (Egremont Ferry) 61-0-0, carp, F1s and crucians, pellet, 10m, peg 13 Meadows; Rob Smith (Rod’n Reel) 54-6-0; Dave Furlong (Cheshire) 53-0-0; Peter Hodge (Cheshire) 31-4-0. Sun, 14. Martin Wedley (Lionel’s Tackle) 64-12-0, carp to 4 lb with 18 lb of stockies, pellet and corn, 16m to island, peg 28 Rock Pool; Sam Kennedy (Deeside Tackle) 56-12-0; Barry Gabriel (Deggy’s Tackle) 48-6-0.

Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, Staffs. Sat, 33, Canal, Bridge and Meadow pools. Peter Price (Saints) 124-8-0, 120 F1s, pellet at 13m and down edge, Bridge peg 1; Paul Coyle (Preston Innovations) 118-8-0; Jamie Decloeut (Ray’s Tackle) 110-15-0; Clive Wynn (Wrexham) 104-6-0; Keith Owen (Ray’s Tackle) 96-12-0; Darren Heath (Pickering’s) 94-4-0. Sun, 80, Canal, Bridge, Meadow and Match. Matt Barwell (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 141-4-0, F1s plus four carp, poled pellet down edge, Match peg 34; Paul Haynes (Ultimate Pellet) 122-0-0; Mark Halliwell (Tackle Tarts) 115-2-0; Dean Lockett (Stoke) 113-6-0; Clive Nixon (Maver Gold/Bag’em) 108-0-0; Clive Wynn (Wrexham) 101-10-0.



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Lingmere, Match Lakes, Cheshire. Wed, 21, OAPs. Ian Hughes (Egremont Ferry) 60-1-0, skimmers and F1s, maggot, 9m, peg 9; Chris Diamond (Lingmere) 59-13-0; Peter Price (Saints) 58-8-0; Kenny Pickup (Egremont Ferry) 50-11-0. Sat, 18. Jack Traynor (Port Sunlight) 83-12-0, carp, pellet, 16m, peg 20; James Howson (Maver) 60-8-0; Colin Doran (Widnes AC) 57-12-0; Joe Oulton (Upton) 55-6-0.

Liverpool DAA Top Teams. Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Saracens Head, Merseyside. Sun, 48. Jim Elms (LAS Red) 13-1-8, skimmer bream and roach, bread and pinkie, 11m, pegged by pub car park; Dave Walmsley (Wigan MG) 11-7-4; Barry Thomas (Rejects) 8-15-0; Richie Yates (Ted Carter Preston) 8-5-4; John Atherton (Wigan MG) 8-3- 12; Andrew Molyneux (LAS Red) 6-3-10. Teams: LAS Red 22; Ted Carter Preston 23; Wigan Green 23; Wigan Blue 26. League: Ted Carter Preston 154; LAS Red 169; LAS Blue and Wigan Blue both 169.

Meadow View, Lark Pool, Cheshire. Tues, 22, Lark Pool. Denis Ockwell (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 44-0-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet and corn, 14m, peg 42; Roy Davis (Salemore Excel) 23-10-0; Jimmy Colecliffe (Oldham Owls) 22-0-0; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 21-0-0. Thurs, 19, Thrush. Ken Jefferies (Meadow View) 51-4-0, carp to 8 lb, meat and corn, 6m, peg 5; Ray Ignett (Shaw’s Tackle) 42-0-0; Anthony Honey (Stalybridge) 36-8-0; Paul Ledgerton (Meadow View) 31-8-0. Sun, 20, Lark. Paul Ledgerton (Ray’s Tackle) 48-4-0, carp to 8 lb, corn and pellet, Method feeder, peg 32; Phil Barwell (Widnes AC) 47-8-0; Sam Hanvey (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 45-0-0; Shaun Woodward (Meadow View) 41-0-0.

Middlewich Spring League, Trent and Mersey Canal, Middlewich, Cheshire. Sun, 36. Ian Morrison (Ted Carter Southport) 20-10-0, roach to 8 oz, poled caster, peg 63; Martin Owen (Browning Lifestyle Red) 15-11-10; George Cooke (Team Les ‘O’) 13-12-10; Lee Clark (Team Guinness) 12-13-8; Gary Lunt (Browning Lifestyle Green) 11-7-0; Bob Campbell (Team Guinness) 9-0-12. Teams: Ted Carter Southport 32; Tri-cast Highfield 24; Team Guinness 24; Browning Lifestyle Green 23; Browning Lifestyle Red 23; Betley’s Monsters 19.

Mill House, Mescar Lake, Merseyside. Wed, 14. Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle) 53-10-0, carp to 6 lb, pellet, 10m, peg 5; Stan Phillips (Liverpool AS) 35-12-0; Jimmy Faulkner (Nogsy) 30-0-0; Dave Phillips (Ted Carter Southport) 29-0-0. Sat, 17. Alex Bentley (Ray’s Tackle) 53-12-0, carp to 5 lb, pellet and bread, 10m, peg 42; Dave Phillips (Ted Carter Southport) 40-10-0; John Raby (Elton Tackle) 35-4-0; Steve Parry (Fazakerley) 29-6-0.

Newton-le-Willows AA, Cow Hay Dam, Lancs. Thurs, 20. Phil Barton (Haydock) 18-11-0, skimmer bream and roach, pellet, 11m, peg 22; Eddie Cook (Warrington) 16-8-0; Mark Sanders (Leigh) 10-3-0; Jimmy Byrne (Warrington) 8-0-0. Sun, 25, St. Helens Canal upper pound. Terry Speakman (Newton-le-Willows) 19-8-8, carp and tench, maggot, waggler, peg 49; Paul Hill (Widnes AC) 7-14-0; Harry Newton (Warrington) 4-10-0.
Old Hough,
Warmingham, Cheshire. Tues, 13, Prospect and Lucky Dip pools. Phil Cliffe Snr. (Old Hough) 24-8-0, carp, poled pellet; Kevin Price (Old Hough) 20-10-0; Barry Bates (Old Hough) 20-3-0; Eric Moore (Old Hough) 18-2-0; Dave Lomas (Wyche Anglers) 16-3-0. Thurs, 8, Big Max Pool. Craig Whittaker (Old Hough) 58-11-0, carp, poled pellet; John Cheetham (Old Hough) 33-10-0. Sat, 19, Upper and Lower Benbo. Steve Peplow (Hazel Grove Angling) 54-7-0, carp, poled pellet; Antony King (Ted Carter Southport) 47-8-0; Peter Mulheir (Old Hough) 36-6-0; Ken Potts (Old Hough) 33-3-0; Dale Richardson (Old Hough) 31-5-0.

Partridge Lakes, Culcheth, Cheshire. Mon, 30, OAPs, Spey, Marsh and Ribbon lakes. Keith Wilson (Ray’s Tackle) 39-8-0, F1s and carp, pellet, 11m, peg 103; Graham Dawber (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 32-6-0; Eddie Battersby (Leigh Tackle and Bait) 32-6-0; Alan Talbot (Dave’s Wigan) 31-5-0. Tues, 28, Covey. Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 117-6-0, F1s, pellet, 8m down edge and 11m across, peg 1; Ian Burley (North West Baits) 95-13-0; Daz Shaw (Maver NW) 95-11-0; Mike Reed (Garbolino Elton) 90-11-0. Wed, 46, Covey. Dave Olly (Olly Motors) 92-11-0, F1 carp, pellet, top three, peg 10; Barry Whittle (Dave’s Wigan) 67-13-0; Richard Seargent (Atherton Angling) 63-0-0; Derek Holland (Partridge Lakes) 62-5-0; Brian Higgins (Ray’s Tackle) 61-1-0; Phil Oaks (Garswood Hall) 58-13-0. Thurs, 32, Covey. Tony Worrall (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 103-0-0, F1s and carp, pellet, 7m, peg 68; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 87-4-0; Chris Jenks (Cheshire Angling) 83-7-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 82-1-0. Sat, 65. Shaun Cooke (Garbolino Elton) 98-11-0, F1s, pellet, 11m, peg 72; Kevin Lavelle (Maver) 77-1-0; Danny Sixsmith (Pole Repairs) 76-8-0; Lee Addy (Drennan/Bait-Tech) 75-11-0; Paul Keeley (Drennan NW) 68-0-0; Mark Lucas (Mosella) 67-12-0. Sun, 71. Mark Wainwright (Colmic) F1s and ide, worm and caster, 11m, peg 64; Ron Buckley (Garbolino Elton) 96-8-0; Andy Bennett (Daiwa Guru/Bait-Tech) 94-13-0; Steve Parry (Daiwa Guru) 83-0-0; Nick Barlow (Ashton Tackle) 78-4-0; Simon Ashton (Partridge Lakes) 74-3-0.

Sensas NW Teams, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Saracen’s Head, Wigan, Lancs. Sun, 58. John Leeds (Tri-Cast Rochdale Black) 10-4-8, roach, bread and hemp, 11m, peg Northmoor Lane bridge; Steve Wilson (Mosella NW) 5-8-0; Simon Walton (Matrix Halifax) 5-5-6; Steve Powley (Tri-Cast Rochdale Blue) 5-3-10; Steve Ashworth (Maver NW Black) 5-3-4; Alan Sagar (Gidlow MG) 4-10-3. Teams: Tri-Cast Rochdale Black 15; Matrix Halifax 20; Sensas NW Black 25; Tri-Cast Rochdale Blue 26. League: Sensas NW Wasps 87; Maver Red 95; Tri-Cast Rochdale Black 97; Matrix Halifax 117; Sensas NW Black 120.

St. Helens AA, Carr Mill Dam. Merseyside. Mon, 17. Kevin Hall (Newton-le-Willows) 27-10-0, bream and skimmers, mini boilie, Method feeder, peg 157; Steve Ward (St. Helens) 15-8-0; Dave Allsop (St. Helens) 14-15-0; Shaun Fletcher (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 13-6-0. Sun, 21. Richard Pennington (Garswood Hall) 18-14-0, bream and skimmers, pellet and maggot, Method feeder, peg 88; David Rigby (St. Helens Tackle and Bait) 10-10-0; David Lever (Collins Green) 10-10-0; Andrew Cain (St. Helens) 10-0-0.

Wigan DAA, Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Lancs. Wed, 26, Adlington. Dave Trafford (Ted Carter Preston) 3-11-0, skimmers and roach, punch, 7m, rec car park; Gary Marchant (Wigan MG) 3-8-0; Carl Whalley (Gidlow Angling) 3-4-8; Sean Birchall (Wigan MG) 3-4-4. Sat, 30, Parbold. Tony Prescott (Chorley Socials) 10-0-4, bream and hybrids to 1 lb, punch, 8m, windmill bridge; Dave Trafford (Ted Carter Preston) 6-11-8; Dave Wells (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 6-8-4; John Leeds (Tri-Cast Rochdale) 4-12-12.




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