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

* 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.


Other matches

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.




Cov dates

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.