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.


A12 Cuton Lakes, Chelmsford, Essex. Sun, 17. Tony Layton (Maver Cardinals) 42-12-0, corn, 16m to island, peg 30; Reece Hearn (Bills Tackle) 35-14-0; John Peters (Cuton Lakes) 33-8-0; Peter Binks (DH Floats)

Acorn Fishery, Paddock Lake, Somerset. Tues, 18. Dave Wride (Sensas Thyers) 59-4-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 33; Glenn Bailey (Avon Angling) 41-4-0; Lee Waller (Acorn) 41-1-0; Ray Bazeley (Bristol) 35-8-0. Silvers: Charlie Barnes 18-0-0.

Avon Angling. Landsend Fishery, Somerset. Wed, 15. Gordon Cannings (Avon Angling) 101-12-0, 18 carp, meat at 5m, peg 19; Tom Mangnall (Mosella) 76-15-0; Keith Turner (FCBL) 60-13-0; Shane Turner (FCBL) 55-6-0; Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 51-4-0. Sun, 26. Emerald Pools, Highbridge. Paul Elmes (Flip Flops) 153-14-0, 80 carp, pellet shallow, 13m, peg 6 Sapphire Lake; Tom Mangnall (Mosella) 133-9-0; Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 126-5-0; Leon Hubbard (Maver Bathampton) 111-5-0; Tim ‘Clucker’ Ford (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 106-9-0. Silvers: Clint Wojtyla (Avon Angling) 29-6-0.

Back Arun, Arundel, West Sussex. Sun, 17. Paul Romaniuk (Back Arun) 92-0-0, carp, poled meat and corn, Bruce Goulding (SAS Chichester) 65-0-0; Mick Hall (Back Arun) 40-0-0; Lewis Wilkinson (Back Arun) 39-0-0.

Bait-Tech Viaduct, Somerton, Somerton. Wed, 12, Campbell Lake. Lee Werritt (Middy Bait-Tech) 244-12-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 125; Andy Neal (Frenzee Bait-Tech) 239-2-0; James Guy (Millfield Speedos) 180-6-0. Thurs, 27, Campbell and Cary. Tony Gilbert (Wilts AC) 217-9-0, carp on bomb and pole with pellet, peg 99 Cary; Phil Wilkins (Bath Spartans) 172-9-0; Craig Edmunds (Avon Angling) 166-11-0; Dave Romain (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 157-10-0. Silvers: Ben Hagg  (Bait Tech Viaduct) 63-5-0. Sun, 12. Match Lake. Lee Werritt (Middy Bait-Tech) 106-13-0, F1′-s and carp, pole and feeder with pellet, peg 45; Paul Greenwood (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 101-4-0; Phil Cardwell (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 100-5-0.

Bathampton Over-55s, Emerald Pools, Highbridge, Somerset. Thurs, 16. Mike Nicholls (Silverfox) 109-5-0, 99-6-0 of silvers plus six small carp, short poled maggot; Dave Bacon (Bath) 96-0-0; John Smith (Bristol) 95-0-0; Rich Coles (Bridgwater) 87-6-0.

BK Fisheries, Bill’s Pool, St. Erth, Cornwall. Sun, 15. Alex Bradley (BK Fisheries) 50-0-0, roach and skimmers but no sign of outsize perch, poled maggot, peg 1; Bill Knott (BK Fisheries) 28-4-0; Jake Quintrell (BK Fisheries) 21-12-0.

Colemans Cottage, Witham, Essex. Tues, 29. Frank Thomas (Browning Wickford) 134-0-0, Wood Lake peg 16; Jim Barrowman (PW Angling) 123-0-0; Gary Bell (Lakelands) 109-0-0; Phil Pasiera (Browning Wickford) 93-0-0; Jeff Church (Matchpack /Colemans Bait) 87-0-0; Mark Pollard (Shimano Dynamite) 86-0-0.
Dynamite Baits Festival, White Acres, Bolingey, Porth and Trewaters. Mon-Fri, 135. Andy Geldart (Garbolino) 36 (500-1-0); Ben Hart 35 (405-3-0); Leigh Hodgkinson 35 (510-12-0); Steve Conway (Kamasan Starlets) 35 (357-11-0); Johnny Maddison (Browning Quaker) 35 (374-5-0); Cameron Hughes (Kamasan Starlets) 34 (342-8-0).

Essex Veterans, Rayne Lodge bottom lake, Braintree, Essex. Wed, 15. Bob Cheeseman (Angling Direct) 49-12-0, carp, corn, peg 12; John Sycamore (Colemans Bait and Tackle) 44-4-0; Ken Rolfe (Bills Tackle) 43-0-0.
Fish O’Mania Qualifier. Bait-Tech Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Sat, 130. Kevin Dicks (Maver Bathampton) 149-6-0, 19 carp to 16 lb, bomb and pellet, peg 86 Cary; Pete Upperton (Middy Zacattack Meatbashers) 134-12-0; Rob Jones (Frenzee) 116-8-0; Dan Squires (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 115-0-0; Bob Giles (Frenzee) 112-0-0; Graham Greendale (Anglers Corner Hull) 109-6-0.




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.


Godalming, Marsh Farm, Surrey. Wed, 11. Luke Sheriff (Guildford AC) 54-5-0, tench and skimmers, poled maggots; Pete Makins (Apollo 2) 51-5-0. Sun, 12, Rushmoor Lakes, Surrey. Giovanni Barbato (Guildford Angling Centre) 29-11-0, roach, skimmers and chub, long poled maggots and worms; Paul Etherington (Guildford Angling Centre) 24-12-0.

Gold Valley, Ash, Hants. Sat, 18, Middle Lake. Pemb Wrighting (Daiwa Dorking) 112-0-0, carp, poled pellets; Paul Holland (Guru) 91-8-0; Andy Leith (Kennet Ospreys) 88-0-0. Sun, 35, Syndicate and Middle. Mike Halstead (Gold Valley) 140-8-0, carp, bomb and corn; John Light (Gold Valley) 114-8-0; Paul Hiller (Daiwa Dorking) 104-8-0; Charlie Dalton (Gold Valley) 100-8-; ,Graham King (Dells) 90-0-0; Neil Gaff (Fosters Team Army) 86-8-0.

Gwinear. Newquay, Cornwall. Sun, 8. Chris Hancock (Sensas Gwinear) 73-12-0, carp and skimmers, poled pellet and corn, peg 17 Phase 3; Roy Booth (Barns) 70-12-0.

John Shirley Birthday Match, Nance Farm, Hayle, Cornwall. Sat, 12. Chris Hancock (Sensas Gwinear) 50-0-0, six carp and 2 lb of skimmers, poled pellet and corn, peg 8; Mark Layzell (Gwinear) 28-0-0; Roger Baker (Sensas Thyers) 22-0-0.

Marazion AC, Garras Lake, Helston, Cornwall. Sun, 8. Jon Wykes (Marazion AC) 12-12-0, silvers on pole and maggot, peg 17; Clive Lewis (Marazion AC) 12-4-0.

Molesey League, Willingshurst Lakes, Surrey. Sun, 24. Brian Green (Percy Chapmans) 162-12-0, carp, poleed pellets;Tony Kent (Willingshurst) 89-8-0; Bubsy Malone (Molesey) 84-2-0; Joey Clarke (Drennan Bordon) 82-0-0. League: Brian Green 6pts.

Monk Lakes, Staplehurst, Kent, Sat, 20, Lake Two. Jim McDowell (Monk Lakes) 130-0-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet and maggot, peg 27; Jamie Grainger (Preston Innovations Delcac) 125-8-0; Mike Newland (Epsom A.S.) 125-2-0; Del Gladwin (Preston Innovations Delcac) 107-8-0. Sun, 56, Spring League, Lakes 2 and 3. Mark Holland (Monk Lakes) 146-0-0, carp, F1s and barbel, poled pellet, peg 62; Paul Jones (Anchor Croydon) 143-0-0; Pete Upperton (Middy Zakattack) 139-8-0; Russ Berryman (Danny’s Boys) 137-4-0; Bill Reynolds (Bait-Tech) 128-10-0; Martin Orwell (Lasheroos) 125-2-0. Teams: Preston Innovations Delcac 14; Zakattack 20; Maver Cardinals 24; Danny’s Boys 25. League: Preston Innovations Delcac 35; Danny’s Boys 36; Meatbashers 47; Zakattack 48.

Ockendon Bait and Tackle, Puddledock Farm, Upminster, Essex. Wed, 38. Steve James (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 148-0-0, all carp, meat across, peg 5; Geoff Foreman (Matchpack/Colemans Bait and Tackle) 113-0-0; Dave Harold (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 83-12-0; Ross Harold (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 83-0-0; Eric Sugden (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 78-3-0. Sun, 50. Graham Dack (Middy) 134-8-0, 50 carp to 7 lb, meat across, down track and margins, Snake peg 5; Tony Todd (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 91-0-0; Paul Rounce (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 87-2-0; Martin Andrews (S and J Worms) 83-8-0; John Hunt (Brentwood Angling) 73-8-0; Terry Schiniou (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 67-2-0.
Rob Dowden Open. Bait-Tech Viaduct, Somerset. Sun, 25, Cary and Lodge lakes. Brian Chivers (Taunton) 132-3-0, carp, bomb and pellet, peg 102 Cary; Rob Dowden (Dowden Angling) 113-3-0.

Shiplate Farm, Weston Super Mare, Somerset. Sun, 16, Main Lake. Alan Healey (PSV) 83-0-0, carp, poled meat and Method with maggot, peg 1; Titch WIlliams (Veals) 72-10-0; Les Williams (Shiplate) 45-8-0; Mark Radford (PSV) 38-7-0. Silvers: Roy Ede (WAA) 23-12-0.

Sonubaits Passies, Lancing, West Sussex. Sun, 15, Match Lake. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry (Sonubaits Passies) 94-10-0, large carp, poled pellet, peg 65; Eddie Green (Prime Angling) 64-10-0; Dave Walker (Sonubaits Passies) 58-14-0.

Stafford Moor. Winkleigh, Devon. Mon-Fri, Over-50s festival, 38. Mick Elsom (Lincs County) 5 points (390-0-0); Dean Young (Deanos) 5 (330-0-0); Myles Phillips (Image Old Boys) 5; Rick Jonson 6; Joe Roberts (Sensas) 7 (331-0-0); Ian Lillestone 7 (313-0-0).

Tillingbourne Fishery, Gomshall, Surrey. Tues, 14, over-55s. Peter Mason (Feltham AS) 38-12-0, carp, poled pellets; Chris Reeves (Woking) 21-2-0.

Tylers Common, Brentwood, Essex. Sat, 27, Ash and Willow lakes. Alec Roberts (Garbolino) 266-10-0, meat in margins, Willow peg 5; Gary Ford (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 241-2-0; Nick Darke (GOT Baits) 232-0-0; Ross Harold (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 222-12-0; Dickie Wager (Bowlers) 190-0-0; Steve James (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 180-0-0.

Willow Park, Ash, Hants. Wed, 15, Over-50s, Middle Lake. Chris Love (Willow Park) 31-12-0, carp, poled pellets; John Clifford (Willow Park) 24-0-0; Brian Stephens (Willow Park) 21-8-0. Fri, 9, over-50s, Small Lake. Ian Turner (Farnham AS) 65-8-0, carp, wagglered pellets. Sat, 18, Small Lake. Jake Gallagher (Willow Park) 51-10-0, carp, poled pellets; Mark Burroughs (Willow Park) 40-4-0; Doug Graves (Willow Park) 39-12-0.

Wylands, Battle, East Sussex. Sun, 21, Old Snake Lake. Lew Nightingale (Wylands) carp, poled meat to far bank and weed patch; Trevor Oldfield (Wylands) 42-9-0; Granville Weston (Southdown AC) 42-6-0; Ian Oliver (Wylands) 36-11-0.





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