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.

Alders Farm Spring League, Great Brickhill, Bucks. Sun, 24, Ash Lake. Martin Greene (Daiwa/Kamasan Starlets) 211-6-0, carp to 5 lb, banded pellet shallow at 14.5m, peg 23; Richard Brain (GOT Baits) 156-7-0; Del Smith (GOT Baits/Middy) 140-6-0; Lee Cox (Rushden Angling) 119-6-0; Brian Tomley (GOT Baits) 116-4-0; Trev Price (GOT Baits) 115-1-0.

Angling Trust WL Semi Final, Colemans Cottage, Witham, Essex. Sat, 80. Jason Collins (Browning Wickford) 127-4-0, carp and F1s to 8 lb, maggot and pellet down edge, Wood Lake peg 6; Frank Thomas (Browning Wickford) 109-4-0; Tom Wallis (Browning Wickford) 95-8-0; Simon Keifer (Drennan Borden) 87-8-0; Zac Brown (Preston Innovations Delcac) 84-8-0; Andy Gregory (Drennan Borden) 83-0-0. Teams: Browning Wickford 68; Maver Image 54; Preston Innovations Delcac 48.5; Drennan Borden 47.5; Sensas South East 45; Sensas A4 44.

Angling Trust WL semi-final, Kennet and Avon Canal, Marlborough, Wilts. Sat, 89. Dave Micklewright (Daiwa Gordon League) 22-4-0; Nigel Evans (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 17-4-0; Mark Gaylard (Daiwa Gordon League) 13-1-0; Steve Tubb (Arun Angling) 12-14-0; Simon Willsmore (Daiwa Dorking) and Troy Weaver (Daiwa Gordon League) both 11-11-0. Teams: Kamasan Starlets 66; Daiwa Dorking 63; Daiwa Gordon League 59; Arun Angling 48; Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths 47; Preston Innovations Thatchers 46; Sensas Oakwood 43; Maver Cardinals Black 42; Garbolino Banstead a distant last with 34.

Avon Angling. Chilton Trinity, Somerset. Sun, 21. Tom Mangnell (Mosella) 73-8-0, carp, pellet, 13m, peg 29; Paul Elmes (Flip Flops) 69-8-0; Mike Nicholls (Silverfox) 65-4-0; Leon Hubbard (Maver Bathampton) 58-12-0; Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 51-2-0; Craig Edmunds (Avon Angling) 49-9-0. Silvers: Martin Rayett 18-14-0.

Bait-Tech Festival, White Acres, Porth, Trewaters and Bolingey, Cornwall. Mon-Fri, 140. Steve Ringer (Ringer Baits) 28 (382-11-0); Mark Fox (Surrey) 28 (344-15-0); Dan White (Surrey) 28 (303-9-0); Des Shipp (Preston Innovations) 27 (487-5-0); Adam Wakelin (Preston Innovations) 27 (426-1-0); Andy Leathers (Browning Hotrods) 27 (271-11-0).

Bait-Tech Viaduct, Somerton, Somerset. Wed, 12, Campbell Lake. Geraint Powell (Maver) 248-4-0, carp on pole and pellet, peg 127; Tom Thick (Thatchers Tackle) 222-1-0; Tony Rixon (Mosella Avon Angling) 196-10-0. Thurs, 25, Campbell and Cary. Nick Hughes (Street) 155-3-0, carp, bomb and pellet, peg 98 Cary; Dave Roper (Reids Tackle) 127-7-0; Jim Butcher (Wiltshire Angling) 114-6-0; Brian Chivers (Taunton) 105-13-0; Chris Rolfe (Bristol) 99-2-0; Darren Kempson (Somerset Majik) 88-10-0. Silvers: Paul Greenwood (Bait Tech Viaduct) 37-6-0. Sat, 23, Cary and Lodge. Phil Cardwell (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 238-11-0, carp to 18 lb, bomb and pellet, peg 80 Cary; Roland Lucas (Wilts AC) 141-14-0; James Guy (Millfield Speedo) 131-8-0; Alex Murray (Sign Solutions) 129-9-0; Mark Warne (Maver) 123-11-0; John Harvey (Frenzee) 107-2-0. Silvers: John Harvey 45-8-0. Sun, 24. Cary and Lodge. Lewis Greenwood-King (Bait-Tech Viaduct) 182-5-0, carp, waggler and pellet, peg 85 Cary; Steve Tucker (Garbolino) 173-14-0; Steve Denmead (Keyfords) 151-3-0; Dom Sullivan (Maver Cadbury Angling) 128-1-0. Silvers: J. Rock (Fosters Team Army) 42-6-0.

Bathampton AA, Hunstrete Fishery, Somerset. Thurs, 25, Bridge Pool, Over-55’s and Disabled. Mike Jones (Bristol) 53-3-0, four carp to poled pellet plus silvers on maggot, peg 21; Dave Bacon (Bath) 51-12-0; Dave Gillard (Bristol) 25-3-0; Dave Poole (Bristol) 24-14-0; Mike Nicholls (Silver Fox) 22-10-0; Ray Bazeley (Topline Tours) 21-7-0.

BK Fisheries, St. Erth, Cornwall. Sun, 12, Bill’s Pool. Jiffy Negus (BK Fisheries) 36-2-0, roach, bream and skimmers, poled caster over crumb, peg 21; Bill Knott (BK Fisheries) 32-8-0; Alex Bradley (BK Fisheries) 29-10-0.



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Clevedon AC, Shiplate Farm, Somerset. Sun, 15, Main Lake. Lewis Jones (Sensas Thyers) 63-14-0, carp on poled pellet, peg 10; Rob Fogg (Clevedon AC) 55-15-0; Kev Perry (Sensas Thyers) 53-14-0; Paul Chapman (Clevedon AC) 47-13-0. Silvers: Mike Owens (Sensas Thyers) 32-10-0.

Colemans Cottage, Witham, Essex. Tues, 29. Gavin Bridge (DH Floats/Colemans Bait and Tackle) 121-0-0, Wood Lake peg 36; Peter Binks (Walton on the Naze) 100-0-0; Kim Hollick (Colemans Bait and  Tackle) 85-5-0; Jim Barrowman (P W Angling) 83-0-0; Gary Ford (Colemans Bait and Tackle) 69-8-0; Jeff Church (Matchpack Colemans Bait and Tackle) 67-0-0. Sun, 35, Ind WL. Simon Colclough (Browning) 275-4-0, Wood Lake peg 38; Paul Reddy (Colemans Bait and Tackle) 178-0-0; John Weeden (Maver Image) 176-8-0; Dean Townsend (Browning Wickford) 155-0-0; Terry Edwards (Browning Wickford) 141-0-0; Martin Foster (Maver Image) 134-0-0. Final League: Terry Edwards (Browning Wickford) 869-8-0, 40 points & 4 section wins; Gavin Bridge (DH Floats/Colemans Bait and Tackle) 855-0-0, 39 points & 5 section wins; Paul Chambers (Browning Wickford) 850-0-0, 39 points & 5 section wins.

Dynamite Oakfield, Aylesbury, Bucks. Sat, 30, Red Kite and Swallow Lakes. Mark Sawyer (Dynamite Baits) 54-8-0, 14 carp to 8 lb, bomb and meat, Swallow peg 2; Bob Walker (Dynamite Oakfield) 31-10-0; Mal Talbot (GOT Baits) 30-8-0; Gary Thorpe (Chiltern GOT Baits) 27-14-0; Ian Edwards (Dynamite Oakfield) 25-12-0; Joff Rogers (Frenzee GOT Baits) 24-11-0.

Gillingham AA, Lodden Lakes. Sun, 21. Tony West (Gillingham AA) 32-14-0, three carp to 15-14-0, feedered pellet, peg 33; Adrian West (Gillingham AA) 16-15-0; Alfie Dyke (Gillingham AA) 16-8-0; Dave Roper (Wincanton Wobblers) 13-7-0; Joe Shepherd (Gillingham AA) 12-2-0; Nicky Collins (Garbolino BVMG) 11-5-0.

Gwinear. Newquay, Cornwall. Sun, 17. John Duberry (Browning Andover) 49-7-0, carp, pellet and corn at 5m, peg 28 Phase 3; Kevin East (Browning Andover) 45-8-0; Ian Ross (Browning Andover) 42-8-0; John Danks (Gwinear) 34-0-0; Mark Cullerton (Milemead) 33-2-0.

Kent League, Hartleylands Farm, Cranbrook. Sun, 30. Richard Taylor (Sensas South East) 132-8-0 carp, poled pellet up in water, pegged on Nick’s Lake; John Pantry (Sensas South East) 111-8-0; Paul Kell (Maver Cardinals Red) 99-0-0; John Gore (Maver Cardinals Red) 95-2-0; Tony Docker (Advanced Pole Repairs) 91-8-0; Dean Hunt (Maver Cardinals Black) 80-8-0. Teams: Maver Cardinals Red 36; Sensas South East 35; Advanced Pole Repairs 32; Maver Cardinals Black 28; Maidstone Angling Centre/Sport One 16. Final League: Sensas South East 289; Maver Cardinals Red 247; Advanced Pole Repairs 232; Preston Innovations Delcac 227; Maver Cardinals Black 214; Maidstone Angling Centre/Sport One 175.

Mid-Cornwall Fishery, Summercourt, Cornwall. Sun, 11, Joans Lake. Tony Wiliams (Burt Baits) 51-6-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 5; Nigel Taylor (Barns)46-10-0; Paul Dench (Barns) 25-11-0.

Monk Lakes, Staplehurst, Kent. Two Day Silverfish Open. Tues, 31, Bridges Lake. Paul Hoffman (Matt’s Tackle) 57-8-0, skimmers and tench, pole with pellet and maggot, peg 31; Danny Diment (Pole Rigs) 45-2-0; Mark Holland (Monk Lakes) 44-10-0; Simon Middleton (Preston Innovations Delcac) 42-10-0. Wed, 31. Dean Locke (Preston Innovations Delcac) 52-4-0, tench and skimmers, pole and pellet, peg 19; Dave Johnson (Hackbridge) 50-6-0; Paul Hamlyn (Preston Innovations Delcac) 50-4-0; Danny Diment (Pole Rigs) 36-0-0. Overall: Dean Locke 94-11-0; Paul Hamlyn 92-4-0 (both Preston Innovations Delcac); Danny Diment (Pole Rigs) 81-2-0; Dave Johnson (Hackbridge) 76-4-0. Sat, 19, Lake Two. Pete Upperton (Middy) 178-10-0, carp and F1s, pole, waggler and Method, meat and pellet, peg 56; Stuart Atkinson (Anglers Kabin) 113-14-0; Lennie Goodwin (Medway Tackle) 88-12-0; Maurice Leaske (Anchor Croydon) 79-10-0; Tony Flowers (Earlsford) 79-0-0. Sun, 56, Teams of Four, Lakes 1 and 2. Mark Tullett (Danny’s Boys) 147-0-0, carp and F1s, poled meat and pellet; Dean Locke (Micky’s Boys) 138-4-0; Stuart Atkinson (Anglers Kabin) 137-14-0; Billy Locke (Danny’s Boys) 111-10-0; Pete Upperton (Middy Zacattack) 111-6-0; Martin Orwell (Lasheroos) 106-0-0.

Ockendon Bait and Tackle, Upminster, Essex. Wed, 32. Steve James (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 139-4-0, meat across, Snake peg 79; Jason Collins (Browning Wickford) 106-12-0; Simon Murray (RG Fish) 73-8-0; Rob Bishop (MAP Ockendon) 72-8-0. Sun, 46. Mark Reese (Plumstead) 99-8-0 meat across carp to 8 lb, peg 26; Graham Dack (Middy) 89-0-0; John Penhaligan (Oakwood) 85-4-0; Tom Seaman (Angling Direct); Steve James and Neil Staples (both Ockendon Bait and Tackle) both 74-4-0.
Shiplate Farm. Weston, Somerset. Sun, 9, Westpool. Steve Howell (Shiplate Farm) 74-8-0, carp, meat, 14m, peg 15; Andy France (Maver Cadbury Angling) 59-0-0.

Sonubaits Passies, Lancing, West Sussex. Sun, 13, Match Lake. Jeff Vallance (Preston Innovations Delcac) 112-6-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet, peg 21; Steve Turner (Sonubaits Passies) 66-11-0; Anthony Parker (Apollo) 65-4-0; Tony Parnall (Sonubaits Passies) 55-0-0.

Tillingbourne, Gomshall, Surrey. Tues, 15, over-55s. Gordon Chapman (Woking AS) 44-10-0, carp, poled corn; Dave Steer (MBK) 36-8-0; Nick Stunt (Apollo) 27-0-0.

Willow Park, Ash, Hants. Wed, 9, over-50s, Middle Lake. Jim Finley (Surrey Police) 25-6-0, carp, poled pellets; Chris Love (Willow Park) 22-2-0. Fri, 8, Small Lake. Ian Turner (Farnham AS) 57-2-0, carp, wagglered pellets; Dave Steer (MBK) 19-12-0. Sat, 15, Middle Lake. Adam Burroughs (Willow Park) 33-8-0, carp, poled pellets; Mike Hooper (Harefield Tackle) 25-0-0; Luke Sheriff (Guildford AS) 15-8-0.

Gold Valley, Ash, Hants. Sat, 24, Middle Lake. Mark Goddard (Daiwa Dorking) 294-4-0, carp, poled pellets; Pemb Wrighting (Daiwa Dorking) 153-4-0; Paul Hiller (Daiwa Dorking) 57-12-0; Roger Beale (Old Boys) 53-0-0. Sun, 32, Syndicate Lake. Stefan Gent (Gold Valley) 139-0-0, carp, poled corn; Rob Harvey (Garbolino Banstead) 86-0-0; Mark Goddard (Daiwa Dorking) 79-0-0; Paul Holland (Daiwa Dorking) 77-8-0.

Pole Rigs, Slough House Lake, Bulphan, Essex. Sat, 25, silvers. Nick Allen (A and I Pole Rigs) 130-4-0, bream and skimmers, poled pellets; Peter Allen (A and I Pole Rigs) 59-14-0; Stan Kiddle (Verulam) 53-11-0; Andy Silver (Sport One) 46-0-0; Andy Love (Love Machine) 44-7-0.

Tylers Common, Brentwood, Essex. Sat, 34, Ash and Willow lakes. Nick Darke (GOT Baits) 196-12-0, mainly carp, pellet at 6m, Willow peg 4; Alec Roberts (Garbolino) 119-6-0; Gary Ford (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 108-10-0; Graham Dack (Middy) 105-12-0; Jordon Briant (Maver) 104-0-0; Ross Harold (Ockendon Bait and Tackle) 95-4-0.

Wiltshire Angling Centre, Campbell Lake, Bait-Tech Viaduct, Somerset. Sun, 20. Jamie Cosmouth (Wilts AC) 208-3-0, carp, long poled pellet, peg 118; Ian Willetts (WAC) 153-3-0; Roland Lucas (WAC) 135-3-0; Kevin Rowles (Devizes) 134-12-0. Silvers: Robin Guy (WAC) 44-10-0.

Wylands, Battle, East Sussex. Sun, 19, Old Snake Lake. John Oliver (Wylands) 123-0-0, carp and silvers, corn to far bank; Paul Lawton (Marukyu) 85-12-0; Tim Relf (Iden Wood) 59-3-0; Lewis Nightingale (Wylands) 47-0-0; Dave Calway (Wylands) 36-3-0.






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