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Zinky

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Oct 17, 2008
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Chris Royle
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Name: Chris Royle
Also known as: Zinky
Lives: Woodley Cheshire
Hometown: Tenby, Pembrokeshire
Occupation: Retired Design/Construction Manager
Team: Angling Forums
Biggest Match weight: Cannot recall it may be the Glebe
Favourite bait: Depends where and the venue, like paste fishing
Favourite method: At the moment feeder
Favourite commercial venue: not sure trying to stay away these days
Favourite natural venue: Local Rode Pool, Bala, Esthwaite or any Wild water fishing, any method
Career highlights: non just enjoy fishing
Top Tip: Keep it simple travel light and enjoy the session
First Match: in 1963 fished for the Army Team at Manorbier, 2 of us juniors were lowered down to a rock ledge to fish the incoming tide, We battered every other angler and won the Team event
 
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kenfish

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Sep 14, 2009
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Stevenage
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Ken Kendall
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Name: Ken Kendall
Also known as: kenfish
Lives: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Occupation: Retired wine advisor
Team: Rive How End
Biggest Match weight: 190lb+, Polemidia Reservoir, Cyprus
Favourite bait: worm
Favourite method: choppy or method
Favourite commercial venues: How End & Stafford Moor
Favourite natural venue: Great Ouse, Felmersham
Career highlights: Two National team winner medals
Top Tip: Enjoy each day
First Match: in 1966 fishing Vauxhall club match on Great Ouse at Radwell
 
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RobB

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Jan 5, 2009
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Bollington
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Robert Bailey
#3
Name: Robert Bailey
Also known as: RobB
Lives:
Bollinton Cheshire
Hometown: Stockport
Occupation: Recently Retired Engineer
Team: LOL
Biggest Match weight: 173lb Rolfs and...... 173lb Glebe
Favourite bait: Pellet but enjoy a paste session as well
Favourite method: Short pole
Favourite commercial venue: Gleeeebe
Favourite natural venue: Dane (but not fished it for years :(
Career highlights: won residents match at White Acres (lowest weight ever 34lb lol)
Top Tip:
Enjoy it for what it is FISHING
First Match: No idea but fist time out was on Rudyard lake on the swing tip!
 
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herbie

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Jan 7, 2009
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Trowbridge, Wiltshire
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Irvine Michael Hornby
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Irvine hornby
Known as old git , grumpy git, leader, and herbie
Trowbridge wiltshire
Clitheroe lancashire
Site manager
Team lol cadbury heath fc
242 lb viaduct
8mm pellets
P/Waggler
Woodland view
Thames
Bristol upper avon champion and giving merce and andy may a lesson on stick float fishing on the weaver
Top tip be polite and help others
Exception to above gooners lol
Shearwater on the swing tip 1977
 
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Hathers

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Jan 8, 2009
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Mark Hathway
#5
Ok Zinks....

Name: Mark Hathway
Also known as: Hathers, affers, Heathers, halfway, appleway, Bogo, k***, knobbie
Lives: Purley, Surrey
Hometown: Mitcham , Surrey
Occupation: Recently Retired I:T Service Manager, now Q&A production Storesman!
Team: None
Biggest Match weight: 340lb carp on floaters! 165lb Bream or 75lb of Irish Roach
Favourite bait: Caster
Favourite method: Feeder fishing for Bream on big (ish) venues
Favourite commercial venue: Old Bury Hill & Stafford Moor
Favourite natural venue: River Mole, Kennet and Thames, Loch Erne, Southern Ressies
Career highlights: runner-up with that 75lb of roach on a 250 pegger that won £750, OBH match record with 165lb of Bream and that 3:09 Roach of course taken on a Total-Fishing day out on the R.Test with Fordy on The Tele
Top Tip: If you think it DO IT!!
First Match: Mitcham As club match at willinghurst when the carp were 12ozs!
Fav Angler: Spindle
 
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mark_s

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Sep 4, 2011
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Mark Saunders
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Name: Mark Saunders
Also known as: mark_s
Lives: Kingsteignton, Devon
Hometown: Newton Abbot, Devon
Occupation: Graphic Designer
Team: None (formerly Keenets Milo South West)
Biggest Match weight: 288lb Alders on a top kit
Favourite bait: Casters
Favourite method: Waggler for silvers
Favourite commercial venue: Stafford Moor, although if I lived closer it might be Tunnel Barn or Glebe
Favourite natural venue: Upper Tamar Ressie
Career highlights: Viaduct Silvers All Winners final winner 2015, team runners-up national medal 1996, section win intermediate national 1993
Top Tip: What Hathers said, if you think it do it!
First Match: 1987 Junior match at Rackerhayes, fished the wrong peg. Caught 2 Perch for 3ozs which wasn't last and won a Drennan floatfish rod rest head
 
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john milne

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Jun 8, 2011
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Cambridge
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Name: John Milne
Lives: Cambridge
Hometown: Enfield, North London
Occupation: Mechanical Services Supervisor.
Team: Johnson Matthey AC / BurtBaits
Biggest Match Weight: 290 lb Arrans Lake on top kit
Favourite bait: Meat or pellets
Favourite method: Pole at 5m
Favourite commercial venue: Rookery Waters, Pidley.
Favourite natural venue: Hatfield Forest Lake. Tench heaven back in the day!
Career highlights: Low Road AC club champion in the 80's.
Top Tip: Think outside the box. If things aren't happening for you, make them happen.
First match: Low Road AC early 80's.
 
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Hathers

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Jan 8, 2009
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Mark Hathway
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Favourite natural venue: Hatfield Forest Lake. Tench heaven back in the day!

John, I fished a night match (interclub) there must have been about 1975, loads of tench between 8oz-3lbs
 

kenfish

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Sep 14, 2009
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Ken Kendall
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Small world!
Hatfield Forest Lake, night fishing in the early '70s.
Tench were also the target - no wonder the wife thought I smelt strange.
 

iansi

Ian Simpson
Jun 18, 2010
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Wirral
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Name: Ian Simpson
Also known as: iansi, Simo, Hightower (oh and Simon to some soft, carrot crunching buffoon!)
Lives: Greasby, Wirral
Hometown: Liverpool
Occupation: Part time Ops Director who wishes he wasn't part time anymore.
Team: Mosella NW
Biggest Match weight: 247lb Glebe
Favourite bait: not sure I have a favourite, corn and pellet are the most used
Favourite method: anything that involves a float going under!
Favourite commercial venue: Probably Glebe although Weston runs it close.
Favourite natural venue: Inniscarra or Garadice in Eire.......loved fishing there!
Career highlights: getting made redundant.........I could fish more often after that!
Top Tip: Don't try and do too much, get you venue/peg info and make a decision to do 3 things and do them well.
First Match: Probably 1971 at Rainford Res as a junior and I beat my dad with 7 perch!
 

Ben Field

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Oct 20, 2013
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Ben Field
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Name: Ben Field
Also known as: Bennyboy
Lives: St Tudy, Cornwall.
Hometown: Born Ascot, Berks.
Occupation: Tackle Shop Owner.
Team: None.
Biggest Match weight: 180lb at Stafford Moor. Bomb and pellet. Twoz a big match covering numerous lakes. Won Woodpecker and was 3rd overall. I’ve really not fished many commercials since so never had chance to better it.
Favourite bait: Dead maggots.
Favourite method: Feeder.
Favourite commercial venue: Stafford Moor.
Favourite natural venue: Upper Tamar.
Career highlights: Southern Angler of the year 2005, winning the final at Withy on paste. Runner up ‘06. Proudest - although it won me nothing - was my first national at 15. Growing up in Cornwall we have no rivers or canals and for one day only I found myself on the Grand Union canal somewhere around Milton Keynes. I’d never even seen a canal before hopping off the bus and getting to my peg - surrounded by far older, wiser and more experienced team anglers. I was very shy and nervous. I was given some squatts but had never used them before so mostly stuck to pinkie and groundbait all day (as I might on the lakes at home in winter), on a line at about 9m down the track. Using a borrowed pole no less. I had an enjoyable day, but pretty much just kept myself to myself and didn’t know how anybody was doing or what to expect. I knew literally nothing about the place, how to fish it or even where I was! When they came around with the scales, my little roach net weighed just over 2kg. I kicked myself a bit as I know I could have caught much more had I not tangled my one and only dibber rig on the far bank after having caught a quick succession of dumpy roach and perch on caster from underneath the tree opposite. I only owned an 8m pole, so shipping a borrowed 13m pole and breaking down twice was not my forte. Still, I got back on the bus having not had the courage to speak to anybody. Finding a seat near the back, a guy sat down next to me. I recognised him from his holidays in Cornwall when they visited Lakeview Country Club where I fished. One of the Daves of Middlewich crew I believe who travelled down there with Andy and Daddy May each year. He asked how I’d got on and was very complimentary when I told him. Obviously at this point we couldn’t tell how I’d really done overall, but he reckoned is beaten most on the bus, including him. To me I was just catching what was in front of me, and I was oblivious that my tiny pinkie-caught fish were actually twice the size of the squatt-stamp that everybody else was getting. Well, I didn’t win it or anything quite so heroic, but I was proud of my 5th position in the giant 72-peg section.


Top tip: Practise! (I never get time to)
First Match: Lakeview Country Club, Cornwall. I was 12 (summer, 1993). I was getting quite used to catching a few roach on my waggler rod and had just read an article in one of the magazines about Fishing your first match. While I always caught well pleasure fishing with half a pint of maggots and a bag of groundbait, I bought 2 whole pints of the mags and decided I was going to empty it. I didn’t own a seatbox or anything at this point, but remember the peg I drew and weighing 12oz for absolute last. My dad isn’t an angler so I was just out on my lonesome giving it a go. A year later I’d won my first match.