Preston MOTY



Preston Innovations-Angler’s Mail Matchman of the Year qualifiers – for full coverage on this competition see Angler’s Mail magazine every week! 

* Bait-Tech Viaduct WL, Somerton, Somerset. Sun, 95, all lakes. Steve Kedge (Somerset Angling) 161-7-0, carp, waggler and bomb with meat, peg 125 Campbell; Adam Mitchell (Frenzee South Wales Orange) 147-6-0; Roland Lucas (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 115-4-0; Nicky Ewers (Preston Innovations Thatchers Vets) 98-1-0; Lee Werritt (Frenzee South Wales Black) 75-9-0; Dave White (Viaduct Select) 72-0-0. Silvers: Dave White 31-3-0. Teams: Frenzee South Wales Orange 81; Preston Innovations Thatchers Gold 67; Somerset Angling 61; Maver Cadbury Angling 59. League: Frenzee South Wales Orange 197; Bait-Tech Viaduct 185; Somerset Angling 180; Preston Innovations Gold 176. Individual: Steve Long (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 55.

* Basingstoke Canal WL, Reading Road to Pondtail, Hants. Sat, 42. Brett Cooper (Shakespeare Hansfords) 26-7-0, bream and skimmers, poled bread punch; Dave Guntrip (Daiwa OG) 18-0-0; Alan Donnelly (Sensas Oakwood) 17-0-0; Simon Willsmore (Daiwa OG) 15-15-0; Gary Pook (Daiwa Gold) 14-14-0; Mark Goddard (Daiwa OG) 12-12-0. Teams: Daiwa OG and Daiwa Gold both 10; Shakespeare Hansfords 17. League: Daiwa Gold 48; Daiwa OG 60; Maver Image 80.

NEW LOOK! In shops from Tuesday, February 18, this week's mega value Angler's Mail magazine is a must-read!

NEW LOOK! In shops from Tuesday, February 18, this week’s mega value Angler’s Mail magazine is a must-read!

* Colemans Cottage Ind. WL, Witham, Essex. Sun, 59, Wood, Pathfield and Stepfield lakes. Mark Banks (Bills Tackle) 121-0-0, carp to 6 lb and a 6 lb barbel, bread and maggot at 16m and down edge, Wood peg 29; Danny Grimsey (Maver Image) 110-0-0; Nick Fleming (Matchpack Colemans Bait and Tackle) 94-0-0; Dean Lock (Preston Innovations Delcac) 89-12-0; Dave Smee (Cefas) 84-0-0; Simon Colclough (Browning) 78-0-0.
* Gold Valley, Ash, Hants. Sun, 50, all winners/section winners final, Gold and Syndicate lakes. Malcolm Bond (Gold Valley) 133-0-0, carp, Method feeder, pellet; Stefan Gent (Kennet Ospreys) 121-8-0; Dave Coultard (Gold Valley) 96-8-0; Roger Beale (Old Boys) 95-3-0; Paul Holland (Daiwa Dorking) 79-4-0; Justin Mabare (Drennan Bordon) 44-8-0.

* Ockendon Bait and Tackle, Puddledock Farm, Upminster, Essex. Sun, 44. Kevin Attreed (Bowlers) 156-6-0, carp to 8 lb, maggot at 5m, Snake peg 9; Deane Swift (Matrix Sonubaits) 154-2-0; Steve Mould (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 47-4-0; Steve James (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 45-6-0; Jim Collins (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 39-8-0; Dave Harold (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 35-4-0.
* Slough House Ind WL, Slough House Lake, Bulphan, Essex. Sun, 32. Paul Whitman (Oakwood Angling) 54-10-0, pellet at 12, peg 23, best weight of series; Martin Armfield (Bowlers) 44-0-0; Alan Reynolds (Bait-Tech) 37-10-0; Lee Edwards (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 34-8-0; Bill Mariner (Sensas Oakwood) 33-2-0; Jimmy Wilson (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 33-0-0. League: Jimmy Wilson (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 5; John Hunt (Brentwood Angling) 7; Pete Vasey (Oakwood Angling) 9; Dave Whitman (Oakwood Angling), Steve Barnett (Ockendon Bait and Tackle), John Southgate and Micky Hood (Bowlers) all 10.


 *   Willinghurst Masters, All Lakes, Cranleigh Surrey. Sun. 40. Don Garnish (Foxy 4) 27-0-8  (5 carp on the method feeder with ground bait and maggots); Paul Williamson (Guildford Angling Centre Black) 22-4-0; Dan Cooper (Guildford Angling Centre Black) 21-0-0; Kris Northern (The Rats) 15-4-0.  Teams: Guildford Angling Centre Black 11; Guildford Angling Centre Red, Flintoffs and G-squad (all 15 ). League: Guildford Angling Centre Black 10; G-Squad 12; The Rats 15.


Steve Collett now has a big feature EXCLUSIVELY in Angler’s Mail magazine – be sure to read it this week by getting the mag. It has stunning picture and Steve’s insightful, witty words.

Steve also has a weekly match fishing blog on this website – click here for the blogs. 



Smaller fishing match results reported to the Angler’s Mail team

Email results, photos and dates to the regional reporter for your region to or


BK Fisheries, St. Erth, Cornwall. Sun, 12, Billy’s Pool. Nigel Taylor (BK Fisheries) 82-12-0, carp to 6 lb, long poled pellet, peg 24; Tony Jose (BK Fisheries) 70-10-0; Sam Bawden (BK Fisheries) 42-14-0; Alex Bradley (BK Fisheries) 36-12-0.

Clevedon AC, Shiplate Farm, Weston, Somerset. Sun, 10, Main Lake. Andy Hembrow (Clevedon) 63-6-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 1; Lee Williams (Clevedon) 30-6-0; Mark Broomsgrove (Sensas Thyers) 29-6-0. Silvers: Rob Wooton (Clevedon) 18-8-0.

Colemans Cottage, Witham, Essex. Tues, 21. Steve Clark (Maver Image) 70-0-0, Wood Lake peg 20; Gavin Bridge (DH Floats) 69-12-0; Rav Pisano (Galleywood Social) 64-0-0; Gary Hollick (Suffolk County) 62-0-0; Peter Binks (Walton on the Naze) and Mark Pollard (Shimano Dynamite) both 59-0-0.

Dave Hillier Memorial, Lodden Lakes, Gillingham, Dorset. Sun, 26. Dave Sealy (Gillingham AA) 7-0-0, 40 roach and a 2 lb skimmer, poled pinkie over groundbait, peg 19; Sue Collings (Gillingham AA) 4-3-0; Malc Walters (Gillingham AA) 3-1-0; Pete Tilsley (Gillingham AA) 2-0-0; Tony West (Gillingham AA) 1-8-0; Joe Searle (Gillingham AA) 1-7-0.

Dynamite Oakfield, Aylesbury, Bucks. Sat, 14, Red Kite and Swallow. Joff Rogers (Frenzee GOT Baits) 41-4-0, six small carp and 20 lb of silvers, maggot at 4m, Swallow peg 15; Richard Wall (Dynamite Baits Oakfield) 28-14-0; Paddy McLoughlin (Dynamite Baits Oakfield) 23-15-0; Gary Thorpe (Chiltern GOT Baits) 19-12-0. Sun, 12, Red Kite. Mark Sawyer (Ipswich) 28-1-0, carp to 12 lb, small crumb feeder, peg 7; Nick Bryan (The Bull) 15-7-0; Dave Howe (Browning Crowsport) 14-0-0; Gary Thorpe (Chiltern GOT Baits) 11-15-0.

Essex Veterans, Oakford Farm, nr Chelmsford, Essex. Wed, 12, Middle Lake. John Sycamore (Braintree) 26-8-0; Derek Marman (Braintree) 24-0-0; Ken Rolfe (Bills Tackle) 21-2-0; Maurice Southall (Cariers) 12-0-0.
Framfield Park, Sussex. Wed, 16, Spring Lake. Mark Parrett (Faulkners) 192-12-0, carp, maggot, peg 48; Mike Head (Faulkners) 146-10-0; John Mott (Framfield) 111-4-0; Chris Dimmock (Hemmings Tackle) 78-6-0.

Gold Valley, Ash, Hants. Wed, 17, Bungalow and Bat lakes. Pete Arnold (Gold Valley) 63-10-0, carp, bomb and corn; John Light (Gold Valley) 48-8-0; William Raison (Daiwa OG) 48-0-0.

Gwinear, Newquay, Cornwall. Sun, 10. Roger Baker (Sensas Thyers) 82-10-0, carp, poled corn and pellet, peg 40 Phase 2; Chris Hancock (Sensas/Gwinear) 68-14-0; Andy Dare (Garbolino Bolingey) 55-0-0; Andy Patterson (Gwinear) 48-14-0.

Ilminster AA Royal Oak WL, Dillington Pond, Somerset. Sun, 6. Jamie Rich (Against Men and Fish/Burt Baits) 14-15-0, roach and rudd, caster and maggot, 10m, peg 13; Justin Charles (Ilminster AA) 9-12-0. Final League: Jamie Rich 10; Robin Cox 13; Bruce Hunt (Tiverton) 15.

Medway Tackle Silverfish League, Frant Lakes, Kent. Sun, 25. Bill Lock (Garbolino Apollo) 20-6-0, perch, maggot over worm at 8m, drawn on Sunken Island lake; Richard Taylor (Sensas South East) 18-10-0; Mervyn Oakley (Advanced Pole Repairs) 18-7-0; Darren Davies (Drennan) 17-8-0; Tony Docker (Advanced Pole Repairs) 16-7-0; Steve Arno (Redbridge Lakes) 14-7-0. Final League: Richard Taylor (Sensas South East) 6; Steve Arno (Redbridge Lakes) 7; Fred Brown (Sensas South East) 8 (superior weight); Bill Lock (Garbolino Apollo), Geoff Vallance (Preston Innovations Delcac) and Darren Davies (Drennan) all 8.

Monk Lakes, Staplehurst, Kent. Sun, 27, Lake One. Jay Lay (Maver Cardinals) 39-0-0, small carp and F1s, pole and feeder, maggot and corn, peg 24; Nigel Stanley (Maver Cardinals) 37-10-0; Kevin Betts (Hastings Angling Centre) 28-8-0; Mark Smith (Willingshurst) 27-0-0; Stuart Atkinson (Blean Angling) 26-4-0; Paul Hamlyn (Preston Innovations Delcac) 21-4-0.

NG Floats Silverfish, Chequertree Fishery, Bethersden, Kent. Sun, 15. Andy Silver (Maidstone Angling Centre/Sport One) 40-8-0, tench, skimmers, perch and roach, pole and maggot; Martin Charnock (Carpshop) 38-6-0; Nick Allen (Maidstone Angling Centre/Sport One) 37-14-0; Derek Willis (Iden Wood Fishery) 35-4-0.

Shiplate Farm, Weston, Somerset. Sun, 20. Alan Healey (PSV) 52-4-0, carp, long poled maggot, peg 9 Hawthorns; Steve Howell (Shiplate) 51-15-0; Russ Peck (Thatchers Tackle) 32-1-0; Dean Malin (Dynamite Baits/Shimano) 28-1-0; Dave Cockayne (Shiplate) 25-8-0; Tom Light (Shiplate) 24-12-0. Silvers: Julian Pinkett (Bristol PO) 13-8-0.

Sonubaits Passies, Lancing, West Sussex. Sun, 13, Match Lake. Paul Chatfield (Sussex) 32-15-0; John Clark (Sonubaits Passies) 31-15-0; Eddie Green (Prime Angling) 20-2-0; Bruce Goulding (SAS Chichester) 18-4-0.

Tillingbourne Fishery, Gomshall, Surrey. Tues, 13, over-55s. Malcolm Stoke (Windlesham) 28-8-0, carp, poled pellets; Fred Flurrey (Englefield Green) 23-4-0; Brian Wallin (Free Spirit) 16-8-0.

Tylers Common, Brentwood, Essex. Sat, 24, Ash and Willow lakes. Gavin Bridge (DH Floats) 73-0-0, 40 carp, maggot in margins, Ash peg 3, golden peg; Ross Harold (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 69-12-0; Jordon Briant (Maver) 66-8-0; Steve James (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 56-8-0; Dave Harold (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 56-0-0; Terry Pritlove (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 52-8-0.

White Acres Midweek Silverfish League, Kernow. Wed, 9, Python Pool. Chas Ward (Gwinear) 34-10-0, F1s, feeder and pellet, peg 9; Andy Dare (Garbolino Bolingey) 33-5-0; Chris Hancock (Sensas/ Gwinear) 27-0-0; Roger Baker (Sensas Thyers) 21-0-0.

Willow Park, Ash, Hants. Wed, 5, over-50s. Jim Finley (Surrey Police) 21-0-0, bream and carp, feedered pellets.

Sat, 13. Dougie Graves (Willow Park) 35-8-0, carp and F1s, wagglered pellets; Anthony Flint (Tubertini South) 26-5-0; Tommy Hillier (Daiwa Dorking) 26-4-0.

Wylands, Battle, East Sussex. Sun, 13, Field Lake. Mick Wells (Sensas South East) 30-9-0, carp and silvers, maggot fished to reed bed; Derek Seymour (Wylands) 17-9-0; Lew Nightingale (Wylands) 13-3-0; John Oliver (Wylands) 11-0-0.



CALLING all match fishing organisers – give us your 2014 dates! 

Are you running or connected with an Open fishing match taking place in 2014? Or maybe you have a series of events, a league or weekly event to promote? Email Angler’s Mail magazine the full details, including venue and ticket price and contact telephone number. Mark your email Matchplan and email to:

Use the same email address for pictures from recent matches, and other match news.



Like us on Facebook >> AnglersMailMagazine

Follow us on Twitter >> @AnglersMail