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

* Bait-Tech Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Silverfish pairs. Sat, 36. Campbell, Cary and Spring lakes. Andy Power (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 32-1-0, five decent skimmers on tip then skimmers on long pole with caster over groundbait, peg 19 Spring; Nicky Collier (GOT Baits) 24-11-0; Andy Crocker (Frenzee West Wales) 23-5-0; Mark Harper (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 19-0-0. Sun, 36. Lee Edwards (Daiwa Dorking) 24-12-0, skimmers on long pole and caster over groundbait, peg 10 Spring; Matt Parsons (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 19-0-0; Paul Greenwood (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 14-9-0; Dave Roper (Reids Tackle) 12-14-0. Pairs: Nicky Collier and Matt Tomes 9 (54-4-0); Mark Harper and Des Shipp 9 (47-5-0).

* Bathampton AA Xmas, Bristol Avon and Kennet and Avon Canal. Sun (Dec 15), 36. Tim ‘Clucker’ Ford (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 24-9-0, bream on groundbait feeder with worm and maggot; Lewis Walker (Bristol Angling Centre) 22-4-0; Shaun Townsend (Maver Bathampton) 19-3-0; Derek Jarman (Maver Lobby’s) 17-9-0; Jerry Pocock (Amalgamation) 14-10-0.

* Gold Valley, Ash, Hants. Sat, 31, Gold, Middle & Bungalow lakes. Mark Goddard (Daiwa Dorking) 54-8-0, carp, bomb and corn; Ian Harper (Kent) 46-4-0; Steve Sanders (Preston Innovations) 44-4-0; Paul Hiller (Daiwa Dorking) 41-0-0;Perry Stone (Yorkshire Bait Company) 27-8-0; Marcus Page (Springlakes CC) 25-0-0.

* Maldon, Chelmer Navigation, Heybridge, Essex. Sun, 31. Simon Colclough (Browning/Maver Image) 5-4-0, two 10 oz perch, rest roach on punch then bloodworm, first peg above Tesco’s footbridge; Danny Mason (Bill’s Tackle) 3-9-0; Geoff Foreman (Matchpack) 3-1-0; Mark Campion (Maldon) 2-11-0; Gavin Askew (Does) 2-3-0; Mick Burrell (Matchpack) 2-2-0.
* Ockendon Bait & Tackle, Puddledock Farm, Upminster, Essex. Sun, 53. Kevin Attreed (Bowlers) 171-5-0, 40 carp to 8 lb, bread across and down track peg 11; Ian Nash (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 150-1-0; Rob Bishop (MAP Ockendon) 60-4-0; Jimmy Collins (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 58-6-0; Steve Banks (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 52-2-0; Steve James (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 49-10-0.


* Reading DAA, Kennet and Avon Canal, Froxfield, Berks. Sun, 36.Mick Palk (Thames Valley Angling) 10-9-0, perch, poled chopped worms; Martin Kirk (Sensas A4) 9-8-0; John Williams (Sensas A4) 8-3-8; Lionel Cook (Thatcham Angling ) 8-2-0; Arnold Liaukevicius (Tubertini) 8-0-0; Dave Stratford-Way (Tubertini ) 6-12-0.

* Shiplate Farm Xmas, Weston Super Mare. Sun (Dec 22), 37. Phil Harding (Avon Angling) 50-9-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 15 Main lake; Dom Sullivan (Maver Cadbury Angling) 34-5-0; Matt Tainton (Shiplate) 23-10-0; Lewis Jones (Sensas Thyers) 21-6-0. Silvers: Julian Pinkett (Bristol PO) 16-10-0.

* Slough House Lake, near Upminster, Essex. Sun, 41. Adam Southgate (Garbolino Black Horse) 28-10-0, skimmers, long poled expander pellet, peg 7; Jim Wilson (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 23-0-0; Pete Vasey (Oakwood Angling) 18-6-0; Andy Griffiths (Image) 17-0-0; Mick Hood (Bowlers) 16-4-0; John Hunt (Brentwood Angling) 15-4-0. Sun (Dec.22), 34. Mick Wallis (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 20-14-0, skimmers, long poled expander pellet, peg 4; John Southgate (Garbolino Black Horse) 18-8-0; Jim Wilson (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 17-12-0; Mick Hood (Bowlers) 17-8-0; Steve O’Rourke (Nash) 17-6-0; Dave Whitman (Oakwood Angling) 16-0-0.







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


Bait-Tech Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Costcutter. Thurs, 20. Campbell and Cary. Steve Tucker (Garbolino) 96-4-0, carp on waggler and maggot, peg 123 Campbell; Ben Bentley (Vespe Army) 60-6-0; Colin Dyer (Langport AA) 52-14-0; Steve Denmead (Keyford) 42-11-0; Mark Vigar (Langport) 38-12-0; Trev Heathman 32-5-0. Silvers: Phil Harding (Avon Angling) 13-1-0.

Colemans Cottage, Witham, Essex. Tues, 20. Rav Pisana (Galleywood) 102-0-0, carp to 4 lb, pellet, 8m ,Wood Lake peg 26; Steve James (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 71-8-0; Frank Thomas (Browning Wickford) 71-0-0; Pat Cooper (Cariers) 66-8-0. Boxing Day, 16. Gavin Bridge (Cariers) 59-0-0, pellet at 15m to island, Pathfield peg 4; Rav Pisano (Galleywood) 50-0-0; Nick Darke (GOT Baits) 45-8-0; Josh Blavins (Colemans) 43-8-0. Sat, 15. Wayne Candy (Browning Wickford) 64-0-0, F1s, pellet in margins ,Wood peg 9; Rav Pisano (Galleywood) 56-8-0; Nick Darke (GOT Baits) 56-0-0. Sun, 21. Jeff Church (Colemans Bait & Tackle) 91-0-0, pellet, 16m, Pathfield peg 36; Jim Trew (Colemans Bait & Tackle) 72-8-0; Kurt Choppin (Cariers) 62-0-0; Gary Upjohn (Cariers) 42-0-0; Terry Edwards (Browning Wickford) 38-4-0; Paul Chambers (Colemans Bait & Tackle) 38-0-0.
Gold Valley, Ash, Hants. Wed, 25, Gold Lake. Sean Barnet (Drennan Bordon) 13-8-0, carp and silvers, poled maggots; Gary Thomas (Springlakes CC) 9-10-0; Jeb Attwood (Gold Valley) 8-9-0; Roger Beale (Springlakes CC) 4-6-0. Sun, 28, Gold Lake. Malcolm Bond (Pimlico Plumbers) 22-2-0, carp and bream, poled corn; Charlie Dalton (Springlakes CC) 15-10-0; Roger Beale (Old Boys) 12-0-0; Stefan Gent (Springlakes CC) 11-12-0; Jeb Attwood (Springlakes CC) 7-4-0; Simon Bowerman (Sensas A4) 7-2-0.

Gwinear, Newquay, Cornwall. Sun, 12. Harry Billing (Garbolino) 47-12-0, carp on feeder and pellet and pole and pellet, peg 4 Phase 1; Chas Ward (Gwinear) 38-8-0; Roy Booth (Barns) 32-12-0; Andy Patterson (Gwinear) 20-1-0; Roger Baker (Sensas Thyers) 16-10-0.

Iden Wood Fishery, nr Rye, East Sussex. Sun, 12, Match Lake. Matt Parsons (Iden Wood) 39-12-0, two carp including one of 20 lb plus silvers, pole and maggot, peg 30; Neville James (Iden Wood) 15-10-0; Chris Pope (Tenterden AC) 12-13-8; Jamie Ford (Iden Wood) 9-11-0; Andy Ashdown (Iden Wood) 9-5-0.

Ockendon Bait & Tackle, Puddledock, Essex. Fri, 44. Ross Harold (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 162-6-0, 40 carp to 8 lb, maggot, Snake peg 11; Ken Ogbourne (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 72-2-0; Keith Miles (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 67-8-0; Albert Bowers (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 44-0-0; Steve Mould (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 35-12-0; Steve James (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 33-8-0.


Shiplate Farm, Weston Super Mare. Sun, 15. Matt Tainton (Shiplate) 80-12-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 15 Main lake; Steve Howell (Shiplate) 30-12-0; Julian Pinkett (Bristol PO) 9-1-0; Alan Healey (Frys MG) 8-15-0. Silvers: Julian Pinkett 9-1-0.

Sonubaits Passies, Lancing, West Sussex, Match Lake, 15. Jason Kirk (Match Arun) 75-13-0, small carp and F1’s, pole and pallet, peg 35; Tony Parnall (Sonubaits Passies) 43-9-0; Steve Peacock (Fox Match Arun) 33-4-0; Ollie Tilley (Fox Match Arun) 31-8-0.

Threemilestone. Nr Truro, Cornwall. Sun, 8. Chris Bailey (TMS) 11-10-0, roach, skimmers and chub on pole and maggot over groundbait; John Shirley (White Acres) 8-10-0; Stuart Lister (Spro) 5-12-0.

Todber Manor, Dorset. Sun, 24. Phil Harding (Avon Angling) 98-7-0, carp on long pole with maggot over micros, peg 37; Steve Nadin (Maver Cadbury) 94-2-0; Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 81-5-0; Nick Merry (MFS) 80-10-0; Mike Nicholls (Silverfox) 74-15-0; Fred Roberts (Maver Veals) 69-13-0.

Tylers Common, Brentwood, Essex. Sat, 28. Richard Wager (Bowlers) 85-4-0, carp to 8 lb, poled pellet & feeder with dead maggot, Horseshoe peg 32; Zac Lori (Ipswich) 52-8-0; Peter Beck (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 48-6-0; Gary Ford (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 39-4-0; Steve Copping (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 39-0-0; Jamie McQuire (Rib Valley Angling) 27-12-0. 

Willow Park, Ash, Hants. Sun, 5, small lake. Doug Graves (Willow Park) 32-8-0, carp, wagglered pellets.

Wylands, Battle, East Sussex. Sun, 16, Old Snake Lake. Ian Oliver (Wylands) 39-12-0, all carp, pole with maggot and bread, peg 17; Richard Lovewell 26-8-0; Henry Ecclestone 17-8-0; Steve Grounds and Anthony Page both 12-7-0; Tony Guillan 10-6-0 (all Wylands).


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