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

* Elmbridge Fishery, Droitwich, Worcs. Sun, 36, Heron and Pheasant pools. Glyn Clarke (Browning West Midlands) 42-8-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 40 Heron; Simon Richards (Commercial Indications) 40-13-0; Jim Russell (Elmbridge) 32-8-0; Tery Butler (Elmbridge) 31-0-0.

* Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Boxing Day, 38, Meadow, Middle, Bank, Moors and Island pools. Alan Gethin (Club 2000) 44-8-0, carp, wagglered corn, peg 23 Bank; Colin Pace (Colin Pace Academy) 41-0-0; Chris Cameron (Middy/Old Ghost) 35-12-0; John Watson (Old Ghost) 34-10-0. Sat, 37, Bank, Moors, Island, Middle and Silver pools. Colin Pace (Colin Pace Academy) 42-12-0, F1s, pellet at 6m, peg 34 Silver; Wayne Mellings (Maver Midlands) 38-14-0; Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 33-10-0; Danny Ludgate (Mosella) 30-2-0. Sun, 34, Meadow, Silver and Moors. Lee Richards (Packington) 57-2-0, F1s, pellet at 6m, peg 30 Silver; Warren Jennings (Moorlands) 37-12-0; Graham Palmer (Fitters) 31-4-0; Dave Williams (Halesowen RBL) 30-8-0.

* Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Boxing Day, 32, Club and Canal pools. Paul Taylor (Middy Express) 61-1-0, carp and F1s, dobbed bread at 13m, peg 7 Canal; Chris Georgen (Sensas France) 57-0-0; Jason Neath (Shakespeare) 56-4-0; Richard Knowles (Shakespeare) 44-10-0. Sat, 32, Canal and Club. Paul Bick (Shakespeare) 84-3-0, carp, dobbed bread at 12m to island, peg 11 Club; Paul Gent (Tunnel Barn Farm All Stars) 81-10-0; Wayne Ainsworth (Mid-City) 54-7-0; Andy Jackson (Mosella) 82-15-0.





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


Blackfords Secretary’s Invitation, Calf Heath Reservoir, Gailey, Staffs. Sat. 15. Mark Greening (Streetly) 35-13-0, bream to 3 lb, method feedered maggot, peg 54; Johnny Burns (Blackfords) 27-5-0; Ian Davies (Blackfords) 23-13-0; Rich Guy (JCB) 19-10-0.

Bridgnorth Comrades AC, Monkhall Fisheries, Bridgnorth, Salop. Sun, 16, Swallow Pool. James Morris (Bridgnorth) 21-6-0, small carp, long pole and maggot, peg 18; Alan Richards (Coseley) 16-11-0; Dave Winwood (Bridgnorth AS) 12-14-0; Martin Spittle (Coseley) 12-9-0; Rosa Bailey (Bridgnorth AS) 6-0-0.

Cefn Fforest, Cefn Mably Lakes, Gwent. Sat, 10. Gafyn Jones (Cefn Fforest) 44-0-0, carp, prawns, 6m, peg 11 Match Lake; Ray McDonald (Cefn Fforest) 31-0-0. Sun, 10. Newbridge Canal. Carl Roper (Cefn Fforest) 25-13-0, rudd and skimmers on 10 metre pole with maggots; Ken Roper (Cefn Fforest) 24-11-0.

Goodyear AC, Shropshire Union Canal, Rye Hill, Staffs. Sun. 14. Mick Round (Goodyear AC) 2-11-14, mainly roach, poled squatt, peg 6; Bob Edgerton (Stafford) 2-10-4; Gus Godfrey (Goodyear AC) 2-6-6; Mike Thomson (Goodyear AC) 1-14-2.

Halesowen RBL, Staffs & Worcs Canal, Castlecroft, W. Mids. Sun. 12. Paul Skidmore (Halesowen RBL) 14-10-0, chub to 3 lb, roach and perch, poled worm, peg 17; Garry Mason (Halesowen RBL) 12-8-0; Sean Waite (Halesowen RBL) 10-0-0.

Hawkesbury Fishery, Bedworth, Warks. Thurs, 12. Charlie Merritt (Hawkesbury) 25-2-0, carp and bream, poled pellet and corn, peg 30; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 19-1-0; Keith Walton (Hawkesbury) 18-0-0. Sat, 16. James Rock (Army) 21-11-0, carp and roach, poled pellet and corn, peg 8; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 20-10-0; Keith Walton (Hawkesbury) 17-14-0. Sun, 17. James Rock (Army) 25-0-0, carp, tipped bread, peg 16; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 23-1-0; Dennis Lutwytche (Hawkesbury) 20-8-0.

Holgan Farm, Llawhaden, W. Wales. Sun, 18. Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 87-4-0, carp on long pole and pellets, peg 6 on Match Lake; Kevin Roberts (Haverfordwest) 68-14-0; Derek King (Haverfordwest) 65-4-0.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, Wolverhampton. Sat, 15, Big Match Pool. Lee Harris (Shakespeare Superteam) 41-12-0, F1’s, poled pellet, peg 31; Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 39-12-0; Jordon Hall (Maver Midlands/Bag‘Em) 29-10-0.

Monk Hall Fishery, Monkhopton, Salop. Sun, 7, Lark Pool. Mick Galaszewski (Furnace Mill) 27-8-0, F1s, poled pellet and maggot, peg 3; Dave Hodnett (Monk Hall) 22-12-0; Steve Owen (Monk Hall) 19-6-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Tues, 20, Bank, Moors and Island pools. Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 48-8-0, F1s, pellet and maggot at 4m, peg 4 Island; Lee Pickett (Smithys) 45-4-0; Clive Munslow (Moorlands) 40-10-0. Fri, 14. Gary Kirkham (Smithys) 65-10-0, F1s, poled corn down edge, peg 11 Moors; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 62-15-0.

Newport, Woodstock Pond, Gwent. Sun, 29. Matt Morgan (Blackwood) 36-14-0, F1s on long pole and pellets, peg 40 by car park; Rob Skellett (Cwmbran Angling Nobblers) 25-10-0; Mitchell Weaver (Spencer Works Juniors) 18-15-0; Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 15-8-0.

Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks. Sat, 19, Molands Mere,. John Adamson (Packington) 30-12-0, F1s and skimmers, poled pellet, peg 52. Ron Savage (Lanes Baits) 28-6-0; Phil Canning (Packington) 21-12-0. Sun. 22, Molands Mere. Keith Wynn (Lanes Baits) 10-1-0, roach, poled caster, peg 45. Ron Savage (Lanes Baits) 9-12-0; Steve Edwards (Packington) 8-4-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcs. Sat. High Pool. 18. Derek Brownhill (Peg One Angling) 40-6-0, mixed bag, poled worm at 14 metres down the edge, peg 5; Andy Morrison (Fisherman’s Friend) 22-0-0; Phil Bishop (Peg One Angling) 17-1-0. Sun. Ghost & Deans Pools, 29. J. Davis (Fisherman’s Friend) 58-8-0, mixed bag, feeder with corn and pellet, Ghost peg 4; Simon Farmer (Dams & Lock) 47-0-0; Rob Wilson (Woodlands) 41-2-0.

Rhymney, Butetown Pond, S. Wales. Sun, 10. David Ross (Merthyr) 7-4-0, one bream on groundbait feeder and maggots, peg on shallow bank; nothing else caught.

Sion Farm, Kidderminster, Worcs. Sun, 22. Dean Boswell (MMF) 20-0-0, skimmers and roach, poled maggot over groundbait, peg 38; Brent Wilkes (Mosella Bait Tech) 17-13-0; Daniel Tresign (Mosella Bait-Tech) 16-6-0.

Soho Loop, Birmingham Mainline Canal, Winson Green. Mon, 10. Brent Wilkes (Mosella Bait Tech) 5-1-8, all roach, poled bread punch, peg 1; Trevor Newey (Mosella) 4-6-8; Matty Potter (Browning West Midlands) 4-5-6; Merv Rodgers (Mosella Bait Tech) and Chris Rice (Dams & Lock) both 3-14-8.

Solhampton Individual Winter League, Stourport-On-Severn, Worcs. Sun, 20. Valley Pool. Andy Welding (Solhampton) 49-4-0, stockies to 1 lb, long pole with pellet, peg 26; Mark Betteridge (National Express Walsall) 48-2-0. Buzzard. Steve Burrus (Club 2000) 31-7-0, small stockies and silvers, poled pellet, peg 8; Chris Stephens (Solhampton) 19-8-0. Dragonfly. Paul Stafford (Solhampton) 54-2-0, carp to 4 lb, poled pellet, peg 19; Nick Rowley (Solhampton) 45-6-0. League: Mark Betteridge (National Express Walsall) 5; Carl Jones (Maver) 7; Dave Parry (Solhampton) 7.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Warks. Sun, 6. Graham Massey (Dams & Lock) 5-4-0, 200+ small skimmers and roach, poled squatt, peg 43; Alan Newman (Stirrup Cup) 2-14-3.

Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Mon, 18, over-50s, House Pool 1. Ken Turner (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 47-12-0, carp and F1s, pellet at 6m, peg 29; Steve Birch (Northfields) 43-9-0; John Mobley (Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans) 42-6-0. Mon, 18, Bottom Pool. Pete Caton (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 105-13-0, carp and F1s, pellet at 13m to the island, peg 18; Matt Barwell (Maver Gold/Bag ’em’ Matchbaits) 88-0-0; Ian Dixon (Drennan Bordon) 65-0-0. Tues, 17, Canal Pool. Pete Caton (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 65-10-0, carp and F1s, pellet at 8m down the sides, peg 19; Pete Rice (Bag’em Matchbaits) 62-9-0; Chris Georgen (Sensas France) 58-14-0. Fri, 20, House Pool 2. Chris Georgen (Sensas France) 55-10-0, F1s, maggot at 4m, peg 33; Pete Caton (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 44-10-0; Pete Rice (Bag’em Matchbaits) 44-8-0. Sun, 20, House Pool 2. Pete Caton (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 68-3-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, maggot at 9m, peg 33; Adam Wakelin (Preston Innovations) 52-7-0; Ronnie Biggs (OHMS) 45-6-0.

White Springs, Pontarddulais, nr. Swansea. Sat, 14. Dan Bowen (White Springs) 75-5-0, carp and bream on feeder and pellets, peg on New Canal; Andrew Ford (Swansea) 72-13-0; James Thomas (Swansea) 63-0-0. Sun, 19, silvers. Peter Williams (Swansea) 18-4-0, roach, poled maggots, peg on Pleasure Lake; Derek Thomas (Neath) 17-2-0; Steve Gardener (Neath) 11-15-0.

Woodside Individual WL, Dudley No. 2 Canal, Merry Hill, W. Mids. Sun, 25. Gary Mason (Cradley Heath Labour AC) 5-3-0, all roach, poled bread punch and chopped worm, peg 75; Simon Mottram (Browning Lifestyle) 5-0-0; Kevin Clark (Cradley Heath Labout AC) 4-2-0; Mark Traves (Halesowen RBL) 4-0-0.





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