- 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
* Barford WL, Warks Avon, Barford. Sat, 50. Tony Marshall (Shakespeare Superteam) 30-3-0, four carp, poled maggot, peg 30 above weir; Dave ‘Tweedy’ Harris (Barford) and Pete Millard (Bailey’s Portobello) both 14-6-0; Brian Rigby (Shakespeare Superteam) 11-6-0; Tom Hitchman (Lane’s Baits) 11-5-0; Ian Winter (Sensas WB Clarke) 11-1-0. Teams: Sensas Portway 22; Sensas WB Clarke 23; Bailey’s Portobello 24; Shakespeare and Lane’s both 26. Final League: Sensas WB Clarke 137; Sensas Portway 139 (countback); Shakespeare 139; Attleborough 150; Bailey’s Portobello 168; Lane’s Bait 174; Barford 192; Match Box 193.
* Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Sun, 36. Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 61-15-0, carp and F1s, pellet at 10m, peg 26 Island Pool; Chris Hill (Mosella) 59-4-0; Clive Munslow (Moorlands) 55-3-0; Lee Richards (Packington) 53-10-0.
* Packington Somers, Meriden, Warks. Sun (Dec.15), 89, Molands, Willow, Grats, Gearys Level and Little Gearys pools. Craig O’Brien (Fast Feeders/Packington) 60-0-0, carp, pellet feeder, peg 9 Molands Mere; Phil Canning (Packington) 56-2-0; Daniel ‘Day’ Lewis (Packington) 49-0-0; Bob James (Packington) 33-0-0; John Walkden (Packington) 27-4-0; John Burchell (Packington) 25-14-0.
* Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Sun, 32, Club and Canal Pools. Alan Ainsworth (Mid-City) 73-11-0, carp and F1s, pellet at 6m, peg 16 Canal; Matt Barwell (Maver Gold/Bag ’em’) 65-3-0; Pete Hughes (Arden Fisheries) 62-12-0.
* Warwickshire WL, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, Erdington, Birmingham. Sun, 40. Paul Bostock (Browning Central) 12-2-7, nine perch to 2 lb 8 oz plus a 2 lb bream, poled caster down middle, peg 178; Darren Lewis (Shakespeare Superteam) 9-8-14; James South (Browning Central) 8-13-0; Matt Hall (Shakespeare Superteam) 8-8-0; Johnny Johnson (Measham) 8-7-11; Peter Madeley (Dams & Lock) 8-4-4. Teams: Shakespeare Superteam 20; Browning Central 21; Measham 21; Dams & Lock 24; Burton Shop 34. Final League: Shakespeare Superteam 8; Dams & Lock 14; Browning Central 20; Measham 22; Burton Shop 25.
Bewdley, River Severn, Worcs. Sun, 20, float-only. Dave Foxall (DHA) 28-1-0, chub and barbel, wagglered maggot, peg 50; Matt Maginnis (MAP) 21-4-0; Mark Traves (Bewdley) 16-6-0.
Cefn Mably, Cardiff. Wed, 18, Over-50s. Paddy Payne (Merthyr) 31-13-0, all skimmers on pole with worms and pellets, peg on Horseshoe Lake; Brian Protheroe (Merthyr) 25-5-0; Bob Mitchell (Cefn Mably) 22-0-0.
Goodyear AC, Shropshire Union Canal, Cowley, Staffs. Sun, 9. Steve Thomson (Goodyear AC) 3-11-5, 140+ fish, mainly roach, few gudgeon and blades, poled bread punch, peg 2; Gus Godfrey (Goodyear AC) 3-1-0; Johnny Benness and Mick Round (both Goodyear AC) both 2-13-0.
Hawkesbury, Bedworth, Warks. Thurs, 12. Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 36-4-0, carp, bomb and corn, peg 46; Richard Grant (Hawkesbury/Gillette) 33-2-0. Sat, 14. Charlie Merritt (Hawkesbury) 46-14-0, carp, wagglered maggot, peg 40; Rolly Sturdy (Hawkesbury/Tetley) 31-4-0. Sun, 18. Grant Merritt (Hawkesbury) 30-12-0, mixed, poled meat and corn, peg 5; Keith Walton (Hawkesbury) 27-12-0; Craig Kidd (Hawkesbury) 26-12-0.
Holgan Farm, Llawhaden. Sun, 17. Derek King (Rosebush) 93-0-0, carp on pole and pellets, peg 17 on Match Lake; Neil Daniels (Neath) 73-0-0; Ian Heaps (Holgan Farm) 58-12-0.
Iffers Christmas, Hartleton Lake, Ross on Wye. Sun, 26. Wayne Meek (Iffers) 13-12-0, bream on long pole and maggots, peg 53 in the field; Sam Grindle (Iffers) 9-14-0; John Macklin (Lydney) 9-8-0; Mark Wellington (Iffers) 9-4-0.
King’s Pools, Shareshill, Wolverhampton, W. Mids. Wed, Carp Pool, 10. Jordon Hall (Maver Midlands/Bag ‘Em) 39-2-0, F1’s, poled pellet, peg 10; Dave Doughty (Woodend) 34-0-0; Keith Williams (King’s) 27-10-0 Sat, New Match Pool, 10. Jordon Hall (Maver Midlands/Bag ‘Em) 26-0-0, F1’s, poled pellet, peg 15; Terry Edwards (Swan Elite) 18-3-0; Matt Stockton (Maver Midlands) 17-4-0.
Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, Worcs. Tues, 18, Silver Pool. Owen Boswell (Colin Pace Academy) 45-1-0, carp, corn at 11m, peg 6; Dave Bartlett (Colin Pace Academy) 33-13-0; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 21-14-0. Wed, 14, over-50s, Rover. Paul Little (Colin Pace Academy) 81-0-0, F1s, maggot at 2m, peg 12 Middle Pool; Mal Watson (Daiwa Gordon League) 39-8-0. Thurs, 24, Fur and Feather, Meadow Pool. Frank Bradley (Hasbury AC) 32-7-0, carp, maggot at 8m, peg 11; Dave Williams (Halesowen RBL) 32-0-0; Andy Fleet (Taveners) 28-3-0. Sat, 27, Fur and Feather, Bank, Moors, Island and Middle pools. Matt Djukic (Shimano) 63-0-0, F1s, pellet at 8m, peg 4, Middle; Clive Munslow (Moorlands) 44-2-0; Adam Rumble (Maver Midlands) 34-11-0.
Mosella Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Worcs. Wed, 12, Island Pool. Mark Russell (Banbury Gunsmiths) 86-8-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet, peg 24; Mick Lane (Cotswold Angling) 72-12-0. Thurs, 16, Island Pool. Chris Telling (Colmic Airon) 52-10-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 6; Barry Duggan (Warwick Portobello) 45-0-0. Sat, 14, Island. Chris Cameron (Old Ghost/Middy) 55-14-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 12; Neil McKinnon (Preston Innovations) 53-8-0. Sun, 23, Island and Boundary. Steve Rich (Cotswold Angling) 94-8-0, carp and F1s, poled pellet and groundbait feeder, peg 27 Island; Neil McKinnon (Preston Innovations) 70-8-0; Ade Mansfield (Shakespeare) 43-8-0.
Nisa Feeders, Dynamite Makins, Wolvey, Warks. Wed, 18, Lake 2. Andy Findlay (Preston Innovations/Sonubaits) 68-8-0, carp, bomb and pellet, peg A5; Mick Martin (Attleborough Angling) 33-8-0; Allan Neale (Tackle Shack) 31-14-0. Thurs, 12, Reptile Pool. Phil Hull (Lanes Baits) 36-10-0, carp, Method and pellet, peg 2; Terry Cockburn jnr (Barnsley Blacks Juniors) 24-0-0.
Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth, Salop. Mon, 12, Middle Pool. Owen Boswell (Colin Pace Academy) 60-1-0, carp to 4 lb, poled maggot down the side, peg 3; Eric Bancroft (Rod and Gun) 52-11-0. Wed, 12, Hawthorn. Liam Reynolds (Wolverhampton) 62-9-0, carp to 4 lb, poled maggot and corn down side, peg 3; Tim Probert (Preston Innovations Boldings) 42-9-0. Thurs, 24, Beech and Oak. Steve Owen (Bricklayers Arms) 54-15-0, carp to 6 lb, corn at 7m, peg 5 Beech; Andy Williams (Colmic Vespe) 53-0-0; Matt Stockton (Maver Midlands) 43-0-0. Sat, 12, Beech and Oak. Matt Stobbs (Oakengates Angling Centre) 67-4-0, carp to 6 lb, poled maggot down side, peg 8 Oak; Nige Clarke (Mosella) 55-2-0. Sun, 24, Beech and Oak. Andy Kyte (Maver/Sonubaits) 73-5-0, carp to 4 lb and roach to 1 lb, bread punch at 10m, peg 29 Oak; Nige Clarke (Mosella) 60-14-0; Phil Taylor (Dams and Lock) 55-12-0.
Sion Farm, Kidderminster, Worcs. Sun, 23, silvers. Steve Lovell (Mosella Bait-Tech) 9-4-0, small roach, poled maggot and caster, peg 32; Brent Wilkes (Mosella Bait-Tech) 7-10-0; Mark Hardman (Mosella Bait-Tech) 7-4-0.
Solhampton Individual WL, Solhampton Fishery, Stourport-On-Severn, Worcs. Sun, 22. Duck Pool: Andy Welding (Solhampton) 102-9-0, carp to 5 lb, poled pellet and corn, peg 6; Mark Betteridge (National Express Walsall) 73-11-0. Kingfisher: Paul Bailey (Vets) 37-4-0, carp, poled pellet, peg 19; M. Newet (Solhampton) 36-0-0. Dragonfly: John Payne (Vets) 54-9-0, carp, poled corn and pellet, at 11 metres, peg 6; Nick Rowley (Solhampton) 38-8-0.
Stirrup Cup, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, Warks. Sun. 6. Graham Massey (Dams & Lock) 3-5-11, 150 roach, poled squatt, bread and caster, peg 36; Sam Lewis (3M’s) 3-0-9; Alan Newman (Stirrup Cup) 2-11-6.
Stoke City DAS, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Junction, Staffs. Sat, 20. Dave Richards (Team GB Four Ashes MG AC) 21-1-0, roach and perch, poled caster and worm, peg 1; Mel Wood (Team GB Four Ashes MG AC) 19-6-0; Derek ‘Jake’ Jackson (Dams & Lock) 13-11-3; Steve Broome (Bilston AC) 13-9-12; Bernie Leatherbarrow (Team Les ‘O’) 11-10-4; Tony Keeling (Angler’s Mail/Team Eclipse) 11-9-2.
Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, Warks. Mon, 18, Club Pool. John Johnson (Nottingham AA) 76-0-0, carp and F1s, pellet at 6m, peg 18; Dave Chapman (Swann Baits) 70-12-0; Pete Rice (Bag ’em Matchbaits) 67-12-0. Tues, 30, over-50s, High Pool. John Berry (Swann Baits) 75-13-0, stockies, barbel, roach and skimmers, pellet at 11m to island, peg 18; Dave Chapman (Swann Baits) 71-13-0; Barry Duggan (Warwick Portobello) 66-1-0. Thurs, 52, Veterans, Canal, Club and Jennys. Tony Maquire 56-7-0, carp, F1s and roach, pellet at 8, 9 and 10m, peg 7 Club; Chris Constable 44-5-0; Chris Haille 34-0-0; Paul Doherty 26-4-0; David Todd 24-9-0; Dave Chapman 23-7-0 (all Tunnel Barn Farm Veterans). Sat, 18, House Pool 2. Matt Barwell (Maver Gold/Bag ’em) 59-11-0, stockies, pellet at 6m, peg 2; Pete Rice (Bag ’em Matchbaits) 58-12-0; Pete Caton (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) 47-13-0.
Wassell Grove Winter Pairs, Match and Brook pools, Hagley, Worcs. Sat, 18. George Reynolds (CPA) 20-6-0, F1s and skimmers, poled maggot, Match peg 30; Kev Williams (Wolverhampton) 17-4-0; Trevor Hodges (Weathertech Roofing) 15-0-0; Linden Budworth (Club 2000) 14-8-0. Pair: George Reynolds (CPA)/ Kev Williams (Wolverhampton) 2. League: Sam Parker (Club 2000)/Trevor Hodges (Weathertech Roofing) 31; Dave Johnson &Alan Gethen (Club 2000) 32; Cliff Richards & Joe Jones (Wassell Grove) 32.
White Springs, Pontarddulais, nr Swansea. Sat, 16. Dan Black (Neath) 54-6-0, carp and bream on pole and pellets, peg on New Canal; Chris Bradley (Neath) 47-0-0; Jim Hutton (Swansea) 39-9-0. Sun, 20, Xmas open. Andrew Crocker (Frenzee South West) 55-12-0, carp and bream on pole and pellets, peg on Match Lake; Mike Williams (Preston Innovations) 49-6-0; Lee Werritt (Middy Bait-Tech) 38-11-0.
Wolverhampton AA VDE, Shropshire Union Canal, Pendeford, Sun, 25. John Garbett (Bilston Angling Centre) 5-10-11, roach perch, poled chopped worm and caster, peg 2; Barry Jones (Team GB Four Ashes MG AC) 5-2-14; Martin Owen (Browning Lifestyle) 4-14-0; Stef Johansen (Team Eclipse) 4-8-9; Bob Edgerton (Stafford) 4-3-3; Pete Chilton (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 3-14-2.
The Coventry Canal Teams of Four Winter League will be held every fortnight starting January 5 2014. For further information or to book in, contact Darren Massey on 01827 286420.