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

* Dynamite Oakfield/Alders Farm WL, Aylesbury, Bucks. Sun, 40, Pines & Ash Lakes, Barry Mason (Potter’s Wizards) 89-0-0, carp to 6 lb, pold pellet at 13 metres, Ash peg 7; Martin Greene (Daiwa GOT Baits Black) 81-0-0; Tony Grigorjevs (Poles Apart) 77-14-0; Pete Wintle (All Sorts) 76-8-0; Richard Brain (GOT Baits Red) 75-5-0; Mick Dickens (Chiltern MG) 74-12-0. Teams: GOT Baits Red 28; Allsorts 27; Chiltern MG 27. Final League: GOT Baits Black 173; Potter’s Wizards 162; GOT Baits Red 156.

*Ockendon Bait & Tackle, Puddledock Farm near Upminster, Essex . Sun. 53.  Attila Szekeres (Oakwood Angling) 145-0-0, carp to 8 lb, bread in far bank shallow water, snake lake peg 11 ; Gary Ford ( Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 128-4-0; Ross Harold ( Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 82-14-0; Andy Hume (Ockendon Bait & Tackle) 63-0-0 ; Simon Wheeler ( Daiwa Dynamite) 58-8-0; Dean Swift ( Matrix Sonu Baits) 35-0-0.

*Slough House Lake, near Upminster Essex. Sun (Dec 15). 35. John Hunt ( Brentwood Angling), skimmers mainly on the pole but with a few on the waggler and pellet, peg 5; Adam Southgate ( Garbolino Black Horse) 39-4-0 ; John Southgate (Garbolino Black Horse) 32-2-0 ; Martin Bartrum (Bowlers) 25-8-0.

*White Acres Silver Fish WL, Pollawyn, Jenny’s and Trelawney lakes, Cornwall. Sun, 38. Harry Billing (Garbolino) 48-12-0, skimmers on long pole with maggot and caster over groundbait, peg 27 Pollawyn; Roy Booth (Barns) 42-12-0; Andy Dare (Garbolino Bolingey) 40-4-0; Stuart Lister (Spro) 37-14-0; Trevor Conroy (Culdrose) 33-14-0; Chris Hancock (Sensas/Gwinear) 33-8-0.

*Wiltshire Angling Centre Christmas Pairs, Kennet and Avon Canal, Seend Park and Kings Arms, Wilts. Sun, 38. Martyn Barratt (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 10-4-0, roach and skimmers on pole and maggot over groundbait and squatts, Kings Arms section; Kev Rowles (Devizes MG) 10-3-0; Mick Martin (Wiltshire Angling) 8-12-0; Stu White (Premier Angling) 8-8-0; Matt Skyme (Wiltshire Angling) 7-11-0; Tony Gilbert (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 7-0-0. Pairs: Mick Martin and Vic Abbot (Wiltshire Angling) 3 points (14-0-0); Robin Guy and Stu White 3 (13-14-0).


Other matches

Avon Angling. Landsend Fishery, Somerset. Wed, 9. Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 95-10-0, carp and 20lb of silvers on pole with caster and pellet, peg 16; Aaron Britnell (Avon Angling) 68-6-0; Chris Fox (Sensas Thyers) 41-6-0; Alan Oram (Shimano/Dynamite Baits) 36-8-0. Sun, 24. Aaron Britnell (Avon Angling) 95-11-0, 18 carp on pole and caster, peg 11; Tom Thick (Thatchers Tackle) 76-4-0; Craig Edmunds (Avon Angling) 64-4-0; Keith Fisher (Avon Angling) 59-3-0; Clint Wojtyla (Avon Angling) 53-11-0; Shaun Townsend (Maver Bathampton) 41-10-0.

Bait-Tech Viaduct. Somerton, Somerset. Wed, 15. Spring lake. Silverfish. Matt Parsons (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 28-14-0, skimmers on long pole and caster over groundbait, peg 18; Steve Kedge (Somerset Angling) 25-11-0; Andy Neal (Frenzee/Bait-Tech) 23-3-0; Ziggy Szakowski (Avon Angling) 19-0-0.

Langport AA Xmas Silvers, Bait-Tech Viaduct Fishery, Somerton, Somerset. Sun, 25, Spring and Lodge lakes. Rob Eagle (Langport AA) 15-2-0, skimmers on pole and caster, peg 24 Spring; Dean Stacey (Team Amigos) 13-15-0; Jack Warner (Langport AA) 13-0-0; Nige Easton (Langport AA) 12-2-0.

Marazion Xmas, St. Erth Pool, Republic of Kernow. Sun, 6. John Wilson (Holdem Arms) 33-10-0, carp on poled maggot, peg 22; Chris Plant (Marazion AC) 23-6-0; Clive Lewis (Marazion AC) 20-15-0.

Medway Tackle Christmas Open, Frant Lakes, Kent. Sun, 18. Kevin Pack (Bordon Angling Centre) 26-10-0, roach and perch, caster, 11m, Waterfall Lake; Sofie Hills (Medway Tackle) and Kevin Tong (Apollo) both 25-1-0; Fred Brown (Sensas SE) 17-8-0; Melvin Oakley (Advanced Pole Repairs) 17-6-0; John Pantry (Sensas SE) 16-2-0

Willow Park, Ash, Hants. Fri, 6, small lake. Adrian Hoyle (Willow Park) 46-2-0, carp, poled bread. Sat, 7. Mick Hooper (Harefield Tackle) 52-8-0, carp, poled pellets.

Tillingbourne over-50s, Gomshal, Surrey. Tues, 15. Brian Wallin (Free Spirit) 92-4-0, carp, poled pellets; Brian Green (Willingshurst) 46-3-0; Andy Love (Love Machine) 42-2-0.

White Acres Midweek Silverfish, Pollawyn Lake, Cornwall. Wed, 13. Harry Billing (Garbolino) 54-8-0, perch and roach on pole and caster, peg 15; Andy Dare (Garbolino Bolingey) 52-8-0; Andy Partridge (Spro) 27-8-0; Pete Byrne (Gwinear) 25-8-0; Ricky Dennis (White Acres) 24-8-0; Roger Baker (Sensas Thyers) 20-4-0.