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

* Bilston Angling Centre WL, Staffs-Worcs Canal, Awbridge, Wombourne. Sun, 30. Ben Garbett (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 10-0-0, chub and roach, poled caster, peg 18; Paul Turner (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 9-14-0; Richard Buxton (Bilston Angling Centre) 6-14-0; Barry Jones (Four Ashes AC) 6-8-0; Alan Jordan (Bilston Angling Centre) 6-7-8; Steve Cope (Four Ashes AC) 6-4-8. League: Ben Garbett (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 6; Barry Jones (Four Ashes AC) 7; Steve Broome (Bilston Angling Centre) 8.

* Gloucester Angling Centre Fur and Feather, Gloucester Cana, Hempstead. Sun, 53. Andy Pollard (Daiwa Gordon League) 65-5-0, bream, crumb feeder, worm/maggot, peg 47 opposite concrete works culvert; John Tocknell (Maver Lobby’s) 33-11-0; Tony Price (Gloucester Angling Centre) 29-15-0; Andy Freeman (Stroud AC) 23-8-0; Tony Gorritt (Maver Lobby’s) 16-3-0; Pat Butler (Coney Hill AC) 15-5-0.

* Moorlands Farm Pairs WL, Hartleburym Worcs. Sat, 50, Silver, Middle, Bank, Moors and Island pools. Paul Addlington (Club 2000) 47-9-0, carp, bomb and bread, peg 18 Bank Pool; Martin Dunn (Moorlands) 46-8-0; Neville Groves (Fosters) 38-5-0; Jason Evans (Browning West Midlands) 37-8-0; Clive Munslow (Moorlands) 33-8-0; Mick Henshall (Fosters) 32-5-0. Pairs: Dave Williams (Halesowen RBL) and Paul Addlington (Club 2000) 4. League: Mark Roberson/Jason Evans (Browning West Midlands) and Clive Wright (Mosella)/Clive Munslow (Moorlands) both 9.

* Preston Innovations Boldings Fur & Feather, Boldings Pools, Salop. Sun, 77, Beech, Chestnut, Willow and Larch pools. Matt Stockton (Maver Midlands) 60-6-0, 25 F1s, maggot, 7m, peg 8 Sycamore; Mark Skelton (Oakengates Angling Centre) 53-6-0; Ken Humphreys (Oswestry) 48-2-0; Mick Jameson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 47-7-0; Shane Rogers (Oakengates Angling Centre) 43-0-0; Dave White (Maver Midlands) 42-15-0.

* Preston Innovations Woodland View Pairs WL, Hadley, Worcs. Sun, 60, all pools. Pete Wedgebrow (Mosella) 56-8-0, small carp and silvers, poled pellet, worm and caster, peg D47; A. Calla (Peg One Angling) 55-8-0; R. Wilson (Peg One Angling) 46-0-0; S. Hilton (Fisherman’s Friend) 43-6-0. Pairs result & League undisclosed.

* Tunnel Barn Farm WL, Shrewley, Warks. Sat (Dec.7), 76, House Pools 1 and 2, New, Club and Top pools. Danny Drydon (DS Floats) 65-12-0, F1s, roach and skimmers, pellet at 4, 6, 8 and 12m, peg 33 Top Pool; Rod Rhodes (Fishless 4) 53-9-0; Matt Skelton (Middy Express) 50-0-0; Kurtis Tranter (MAP Bait-Tech) 48-14-0; Clive Nixon (Maver Gold Bag’em Oak) 47-14-0; Jason Neath (MCM Bag’em) 46-0-0. Sat (Dec.14), 76. Pete Rice (Bag’em Matchbaits) 80-12-0, stockies, pellet through slop at 2m, peg 19 New; Adam Wakelin (Bag’em Matchbaits) 78-2-0; Wayne Sweetman (Phoenix Four) 72-10-0; Russell Grimes (Milo Bordon) 69-13-0; Mark Rice (Phoenix Four) 69-5-0; Paul Knapman (Mosella Banks and Burr) 64-8-0. Teams: Phoenix Four 60; Bag’em Matchbaits) 58; Milo Bordon 51; Fishless 4 50; Match Fishing Drawbags 48. League: MCM Bag’em Matchbaits 260; MAP Bait-Tech 259; Bag’em Matchbaits 255; Match Fishing Drawbags 254; Maver Bag’em Gold 252; Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths 239. Sun, 60. House 1/2 & New Pool. Bob Giles (Frenzee) 82-15-0, stockies, poled pellet at 2 metres, peg 23, New Pool; Adam Wakelin (Chambers Champs) 82-3-0; Warren Jennings (Chambers Champs) 78-9-0; Stu Palser (Chambers Champs) 75-15-0; Lee Richards (Mosella) & Kevin Adderley (Phoenix) both 63-15-0.

* Warwickshire WL, Coventry Canal, Nuneaton, Warks. Sun, 40. Darren Massey (Shakespeare Superteam) 21-3-0, all roach to 1 lb, poled bloodworm, peg E5; Mick Hatchard (Shakespeare Superteam) 18-0-12; Paul Bick (Shakespeare Superteam) 16-5-6; Derek Jackson (Dams & Lock) 14-0-8; Gary Slack (Burton Shop) 13-3-0; Jason Cunningham (Shakespeare Superteam) 8-10-4. Teams: Shakespeare Superteam 17; Dams & Lock 21; Burton Shop 22; Browning Central 26; Measham 35. League: Shakespeare Superteam 7; Dams & Lock 10; Browning Central 18; Burton Shop 20; Measham 20.

* Wye Teams WL, River Wye, Hereford. Sun, 72. Clive Branson (Sensas Nomads A) 45-8-0, chub, float fished bread, peg 102 Victoria Bridge; Chris Smith (Sensas Nomads A) 36-0-0; Rory Jones (Woody’s) 27-6-0; Hadrian Whittle (Woody’s) 26-12-0; Danny Ashington (Woody’s)  26-11-0; Brian Sharples (Cotswold Angling) 22-4-0. Teams: Woody’s 51; Shakespeare and Hereford Academy both 44; Sensas Nomads A 43; WB Clarke 41; Wizards 40. League: Woody’s 32; DH Angling 28; Wolves 26; WB Clarke 25; Wizards and Sensas Nomads A both 23.




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Smaller fishing match results


Bridgnorth AS, River Severn, Severn Park. Sat, 12, float only. Martin Spittle (Coseley) 20-11-0, seven chub, stick float and maggot, peg 21; Jamie Potts (Wolverhampton) 18-8-0; Richard Duke (Mid Severn Angling) 12-2-0.

Elmbridge, Droitwich, Worcs. Sat, 12, Heron Pool. Alan Perry (Harris MG) 44-8-0, carp, poled corn, peg 29; Richard Buxton (Bilston Angling Centre) 42-10-0; Bill Stone (WBA) 38-8-0. Sun, 12, Pheasant Pool. Gordon Tipper (Elmbridge) 28-8-0, carp, poled pellet and corn, peg 13; Gary Hobbis (Elmbridge) 19-10-0; Martin Green (Yardley Wood) 13-8-0.

Goodyear AC, Shropshire Union Canal, Rye Hill, Staffs. Sun. 10. Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 5-14-0, 140+ roach and gudgeon, poled bread punch, peg 3; Johnny Benness (Goodyear AC) 2-12-13; Gus Godfrey (Goodyear AC) 2-8-9.

Hawkesbury, Bedworth, Warks. Thurs, 13. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 54-12-0, carp, poled maggot and corn, peg 15; John Kidd (Hawkesbury) 38-1-0; Dennis Lutwytche (Hawkesbury) 32-4-0. Sat, 16. Richard Grant (Hawkesbury) 54-12-0, carp, wagglered corn, peg 46; Roly Sturdy (Hawkesbury/Tetley) 36-10-0; Keith Walton (Hawkesbury) 30-12-0. Sun, 19. Vincent Siniscalco (Hawkesbury) 28-13-0, carp, poled corn, peg 22; Charlie Merritt (Hawkesbury) 26-0-0; Roly Sturdy (Gillette/Tetley) 25-2-0.

Holgan Farm, Llawhaden, W. Wales. Sun, 18. Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 73-12-0, all carp, bomb and waggler, pellets, peg on Carp Lake; Kevin Roberts (Haverfordwest) 70-0-0; John King (Rosebush) 58-12-0.

Iffers, Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Sun, 17. Dave Smith (Iffers) 49-12-0, carp on long pole and pellets, peg on Sophie’s Pond; Alan Simmonds (Iffers) 35-12-0; Steve Brooks (Iffers) 35-8-0.

JCB Silver Fish WL, Rocester, Staffs, Sun, North Lake, 18. Tony Jeffery (JCB) 16-3-0, eight bream, Method and maggot, peg 60; Kevin Tipton (Sensas) 16-1-8; Chris Brown (JCB) 8-0-0. League: Tony Jeffery (JCB) 101; Adam Brown (JCB) 100; Steve Roberts (JCB) 84; Ian Davies (Blackford’s) 82.

King’s Pools, Shareshill, Wolverhampton, W. Mids., Wed. Big Match Pool, 13. Dave Doughty (Woodend) 11-4-0, F1’s, poled pellet, peg 34; Dave Gowen (King’s) 11-0-0; Mick Perry (King’s) 8-4-0. Sat. Carp Pool, 10. Matty Stockton (Maver Midlands) 35-0-0, F1’s, poled pellet, peg 12; Jordan Hall (Maver Midlands / Bag ‘Em Baits) 24-0-0; Steve Arnold (Fitters AC) 16-0-0. Sun. Carp & New Match Pools, 12. Richard Knowles (Shakespeare Superteam) 37-0-0, F1’s, poled pellet, Carp peg 16; Rob Hancox (Shortheath Starlets) 25-0-0; Gwyn Jones (King’s) 21-0-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Tues, 15, , Meadow Pool. Dave Bartlett (Colin Pace Academy) 17-5-0, four carp, bomb and corn, peg 16; Dave Highfield (Club 2000) 15-13-0; Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 13-14-0. Wed, 16, over-50s, Moors and Island. Pete Mace (Autism Birmingham) 28-12-0, three carp plus skimmers, pellet, 13m, peg 14 Moors; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 27-4-0; Kevin Driver (Cookley) 19-0-0. Thurs, 14, Silver. Martin Lafevre (Moorlands Gold) 56-7-0, three carp plus F1s, pellet, 8m, peg 8; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 56-3-0; Pete Truman (Colin Pace Academy) 33-8-0. Sun, 26, Bank, Moors and Island. Ian Wood (Moorlands) 87-11-0, carp, poled pellet down edge, peg 5 Moors; Colin Pace (Colin Pace Academy) 69-12-0; Neil Gater (Moorlands) 60-3-0.

Mosella Manor Farm, Harvington, Worcs. Wed, 15, Island and Boundary pools. Terry Winstone (Bonehill Mill) 108-0-0, carp, bomb/pellet and poled bread, peg 5 Island; Mark Russell (Banbury Gunsmiths) 67-14-0; Barry Duggan (Warwick Portobello) 49-10-0. Thurs, 18. Paul Durnall (Clampits) 52-8-0, F1s, poled pellet, peg 9 Island; Jerry Lundy (Manor Farm Leisure) 44-0-0; Mark Russell (Banbury Gunsmiths) 42-8-0. Sat, 19, Middle and Ash. Terry Winstone (Bonehill Mill) 115-6-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet, peg 18 Ash; John Newton (Smithys) 94-8-0; Neil McKinnon (Preston Innovations) 89-14-0. Sun, 14, Island and Boundary. Steve Rich (Cotswold Angling) peg 6 Island and Phil Hardwick (Banbury Gunsmiths) peg 9 Island Pool, both 100-6-0, carp to bomb, pellet and bread; Paul Alder (Solihull Angling Centre) 67-10-0; Mick Lane (Cotswold Angling) 40-8-0.

Be sure to read the Dick Clegg interview in Angler's Mail magazine (on sale from Tuesday, Dec 17 to 31)
Be sure to read the Dick Clegg interview in Angler’s Mail magazine (on sale from Tuesday, Dec 17 to 31)



Nisa Feeders, Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks. Wed, 22, Lake 2. Rich Wells (Mallory) 58-14-0, carp, bomb/corn and poled pellet, peg B17; Wayne Sharpman (Matrix Lane’s Baits) 51-8-0; Andy Findlay (Prestons/Sonubaits) 46-14-0. Thurs, 10, Snake. Terry Cockburn (Coalville) 34-12-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 10; Phil Hull (Lane’s Baits) 11-8-0; Tom Neal (Rutlanders) 10-10-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop. Mon, 12, Sycamore Pool. Mick Jameson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 54-1-0, carp to 6 lb and barbel 3 lb, bomb, maggot and corn, peg 49; Josh Humphreys (ABC) 40-3-0; Richard Duke (Bridgnorth AS) 28-14-0. Wed, 12, Chestnut. Alan Jones (Deggys) 30-3-0, carp to 4 lb, corn, 14m, peg 13; Mick Jameson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 29-13-0; Pete Rickets (New Willenhall) 28-2-0. Thurs, 12, Beech. Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 45-8-0, carp to 5 lb and roach to 1 lb, maggot, 13m, peg 7; Bob Baker (Kings Pools) 28-15-0; Tony Woolaston (Kings Pools) 27-8-0. Sat, 21, Larch and Chestnut. Alan Taylor (Oakengates Angling Centre) 48-1-0, carp to 6 lb, poled maggot down side, peg 14 Larch; Colin Reynolds (Bilston Angling Centre) 45-13-0; Mitch Davidson (Colmic) 36-4-0; Steve Owen (Wolves) 32-8-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcs. Tues. Deans Pool. 12. WW. Burton (Midlands Bears) 43-0-0, small carp and silvers, poled pellet, worm and caster, peg D36; G. Clark (Browning) 38-7-0; J. Greenaway (Dudley Bait & Tackle) 28-12-0. Sat. 13. Deans Pool. Simon Nickless (Saint’s) 33-12-0, small carp and silvers, poled pellet, worm and caster, peg D39; Dell Brownhill (Peg One Angling) 19-0-0; Paul Sibley (Mosella) 18-0-0.

Redhill Fishery, Monmouth. Wed, 14, Pole-only. Howard Green (Green’s Tackle) 61-0-0, carp, long pole and hard pellets, peg 4 Sophie’s Pond; Colin Doran (Widnes Angling Centre) 50-8-0; Ian Sutton (Iffers) 50-2-0.

Reedswood AC, Walsall, W. Mids., Sun. Reedswood Pool, 14. Mick Cope (Beechdale AC) 65-0-0, carp and silvers, poled maggot, down the edge, peg 24; Linden Pickett (Beechdale AC) 25-12-0; Mick Appleby (Beechdale AC) 20-8-0.

Rhymney, River Wye, Boughrood. Sun, 11. Brian Rees Rhymney) 0-13-8, one grayling on feeder and maggots, peg by bridge; nothing else caught.

Sirhowy Christmas Fayre, Redhill Fishery. Sun, 25. Andrew Mumford (Tredegar) 80-10-0, carp, poled pellets, Penny’s Pond; Nigel Morris (Neath) 29-8-0; Richie Barnett (Cefn Fforest) 27-2-0; Richie Thompson (Hereford) 24-8-0.

Solhampton Fishery WL, Stourport-On-Severn, Worcs., Sun. Dragon & Valley Pools. 16. Dragon Pool. Mark White (Solhampton) 68-12-0, carp, long pole, pellet and corn, peg 6; S. Burns (Solhampton) 54-10-0; Dave Parry (Solhampton) 47-4-0. Valley Pool. Mark Betteridge (National Express Walsall) 51-4-0, carp, pole, feeder and corn on the hook, peg 12; D. Harrison (Solhampton) 24-10-0; Rob Pemberton (National Express Walsall) 22-0-0. League: Carl Jones (Maver) 7; Dave Parry (Solhampton) 9.

Spencer Works Christmas Fayre, Redhill Fishery. Sat, 27. Martyn Truman (Newport) 60-12-0, carp, feedered maggots, peg 33 Penny’s Pond; Ashley Greaves (Newport) 31-0-0; Gary Thomas (Cwmbran) 29-0-0; Andy Price (Newport) 25-0-0.

Stirrup Cup, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Warks. Sun. 9. Digger Conway (Browning Lifestyle) 15-0-11, skimmers to 8 oz and roach to 8 oz, poled caster and big maggot, peg 47; Graham Massey (Dams & Lock) 8-3-13; Glen Morris (Stirrup Cup) 7-9-7; Rhucha Ford (Stirrup Cup) 5-0-12; Sam Lewis (3M’s) 3-13-0; Craig Lewis (3M’s) 2-3-10.

Stoke City DAS, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Junction, Staffs., Sat. 22. Fred Cheetham (Team Eclipse) 3-15-4, all roach, poled bread punch, peg 9; Bernie Leatherbarrow (Team Les ‘O’) 2-15-2; Dennis Sumner (Bilston Angling Centre) 2-6-12; Bob Edgerton (Goodyear AC) 1-13-4; Dean Williams (Team Eclipse) 1-10-1; Eric Gardner (Team Eclipse) 1-0-12.

Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Mon, 18, Top Pool. Matt Barwell (Maver Gold/Bag ’em) 48-10-0, F1s, skimmers, ide and barbel, pellet at 6m, peg 3; Pete Rice (Bag ’em Matchbaits) 46-5-0; Barry Duggan (Warwick Portobello) 45-11-0; Dave Chapman (Swann Baits) 32-10-0. Tues, 21, over-50’s, High Pool. Pete Hancox (Birmingham) 65-1-0, F’s, roach and skimmers, pellet, 12m to island, peg 25; Jim Wills (Tunnel Barn Farm Vets) 63-5-0; Wayne Sweetman (Tunnel Barn Farm) 60-11-0; Chris Constable (Tunnel Barn Farm Vets) 50-6-0. Wed, 18, House Pool 2. Pete Hughes (Arden Fisheries) 58-14-0, F1s and stockies, shallow pellet at 4m, peg 2; Pete Rice (Bag ’em Matchbaits) 47-0-0; Matt Barwell (Maver Gold/Bag ’em) 42-9-0; Steve Edwards (Packington) 36-13-0. Thurs, 52, Veterans, House 1/2 and New Pool. John Stockton 30-2-0, F1s and stockies, pellet at 4m, peg 29 House 1; Keith Palfrey 28-13-0; Mick Davis 28-12-0; Dave Waldren 17-10-0; Chris Constable 14-13-0 (all TBF Vets). Fri, 35, Fur and Feather, High Pool. Matt Barwell (Maver Gold/Bag ’em) 84-3-0, F1s, pellet, 14m to island, peg 43; Martin Thackery (Woodhouse Angling Centre) 76-10-0; Colin Underhill (Tunnel Barn Farm) 69-13-0; Lee Monnington (Tunnel Barn Farm) 67-9-0.




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