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Forthcoming angling events

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Goodyear AC

The Goodyear AC Thursday Evening Open Matches recommence  on 9 May 2019 on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal at Shawhall Lane in Coven, Staffs.
  • Draw 4:30pm
  • Fishing 5:30pm to 9:00pm
  • £11 all in (£1 peg fee, £10 pools)
For further information and to book in, contact Barry Jones 07856 605944, Malcolm Bethell 01902 790086 or 07852 479045 or Mel Wood 07879 200699.
All welcome!

Wyche anglers open

The Wyche Anglers Open will take place on Sunday 28 April 2019 on the Shropshire Union Canal at Park Heath Bridge no.48 to Hodnet AC Waters at Soudley, Shropshire which will be Sections D & E in the Angling Trust Division 2 Natoinal.

  • £15 all in
  • Draw at the Hippodrome (Wetherspoons) Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 1PS at 8:30am onwards allowing time to travel to pegs
  • Fishing 11:00am to 4:00pm
  • Presentation afterwards at The Four Alls Inn, Newport Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 2AG

For further information and to book in, contact Brian Hodgkinson on 07847 628442 or Steve Worrall 07576 039169. All welcome.

Wigmore Over 55's Opens

Wigmore Lakes in Wattlesborough, Shropshire SY5 9DU are now running Over 55’s Open Matches every Thursday.

  • £5 all in
  • Draw 10:00am
  • Sport between 11:00am and 3:00pm

For further information and to book in, contact Bob Hubbard on 07790 637013.

All welcome.


Erewash Valley Spring League 2019

The best five weights form seven matches:

  • 24 March 
  • 31 March 
  • 7 April 
  • 14 April 
  • 21 April 
  • 28 April 
  • 5 May 

£20 league entry on the first match. £20 pools. Draw coffee house Station Road, Ilkeston 8:30am. Book in by phoning Tony Barker 07465 209442 and Rob Casterton 07528 192342. No bloodworm and joker allowed.

Individuals welcome too. Book on early to avoid disappointment.

Todmorden Angling Society-Press Release 

T.A.S 2019 memberships are now in local tackle shops at the same rate as 2018, your 2018 card has now expired and to fish you need the Pink 2019 card.

Upcoming matches

The Teams of Three is now a complete sell out.

The silver matches start in a few weeks’ time - Contact Keith Deacon to book on 07903016661

Olney & Clifton FA News

Olney & Clifton FA are holding their next open match on the River Gt. Ouse, Olney, Bucks. On Tuesday 5 February 2019. £10 all in. The Two Brewers Open will be held here on Saturday 9 February. £20 all in. For further information and to book in, contact Dave Partridge on 01234 240061. All welcome.

W.Y.B. (Wybunbury Anglers Association) Shropshire Union Canal, Nantwich. C Pilate ‘Open’

Sunday 9 June 2019 Draw 9.30am Fish: 11.00am to 4.00pm Bridges 80 to 84. Field Parking for all Competitors Coole Lane - Bridge 82. CW5 8AU No parking will be allowed on roadside verges. ‘All In’ Entry - £20 No additional pools. Includes Parking and Club Peg fees. Bloodworm, Joker, and Pellets are banned. Prior booking required Booking by Email preferred to: Enquiries to Paul Harding. Mobile 07504 346883.



2019 Div 2 National

These are dates for forthcoming matches on the Shropshire Union Canal, which will coincide with the 2019 Div 2 National.

  • Sunday 19 May 2019. Canal & River Trust Pairs. Soudley & Goldstone
  • Saturday 10 August 2019. Canal & River Trust Pairs. Market Drayton area
  • Sunday 1 September. 2019 Canal & River Trust Pairs. Shebdon
  • Saturday 14 September 2019 Division 2 national

There will also be a series of open matches from May until August.

For more information on any of these matches, or entry to the National,

Please ring Match Organiser Dave Watkins on 07725556159.


Patshull Park New Wednesday Silver Fish Open

Patshull Park in Pattingham on the Staffs./Shrops. Border WV6 7HR are commencing Wednesday Silver Fish Only Opens on the 24th October 2018 Opens on the Great Lake Lodge Bay Boards. For further information and to book in contact the fishery on 01902 700774.

Warrington AA Announcement

Warrington AA are running matches open to anyone who has a Warrington AA membership card on their stretches of the River Mersey in Warrington, Cheshire on Saturdays and Sundays until further notice. There is a £5 pool and optional £5 Super pool, all monies paid out. Their membership runs from 1 April until 31 March, if you join in the next few weeks you can have the rest of this season’s membership free of charge plus the 2019/2020 season for a membership fee of £45 plus a £40 joining fee. They have a vast array of waters, check out the Warrington AA website.

The next match will be Saturday 20 October 2018 and the draw will be at 9:00am at Kingsway Allotments, Warrington, Cheshire WA1 3NX. A new river record was set by Derek Bibby at last Saturday’s match at Kingsway Allotments with 58-15-0 of bream, one of which weighed 6lb, a 5lb hybrid plus skimmers caught on groundbait feeder with maggot. For further information contact Ray Boden on 07790 317714.

New Poole Hall Open Match Times

From Sunday 14 October 2018, the open matches at Poole Hall Fisheries in Dodds Green, Alveley, nr. Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV15 6JD will be draws 9.00am at the on-site cafe with sport being between 10.00am and 3.00pm. £16 all in. For further information and to book in contact Syd and Jill Matthews at the fishery on 01299 861458. All welcome.

Preston Innovations Woodland View News

From Wednesday 6 June 2018, Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcestershire, WR9 0AU will now be running an open match every Wednesday. Draw 9.30am at the onsite cafe. Fishing will be between 10:30am and 3:30pm. £14 all in. To spread the money around, section winners will be paid out. 

For further information or to book in, contact the fishery on 01905 620872 or 07900 200385.

All welcome.

Gillingham AA News

Gillingham AA season tickets are now available from Todber Manor Fisheries, Crockers Hardware in Gillingham, and Revels Fishery near Dorchester.

Gillingham control seven miles of the Upper Stour, Lodden Lakes in Gillingham (separate ticket), ‘2 Counties’ Lake at Mere and have access to Todber Manor’s Whitepost Lakes.

They have a thriving match section run by Dave Sealey and a thriving junior section run by Jason Randall.

Prices are as follows:

  • Special rate junior (9-10 years old) £12.00
  • Full local junior (under 18 on June 16th 2018) £22.00
  • Full local senior (16-65 years old) £45.00
  • Full local O.A.P/ ladies/ disabled £35.00
  • Associate junior £25.00
  • Associate senior £48.00
  • Day ticket (River Stour and Turners Paddock) £6.00
  • Replacement membership card £5.00

Todber Manor tel: 01258 820384

Crockers Hardware tel: 01747 822900

Revels Fishery tel: 01300 345301

Patshull Park News

Pattingham, Shropshire, WV6 7HR

Day tickets £6 all year round on Bridge Pool. Day tickets for coarse fishing on the Great Lake start 1 August 2018 £7 (up to two rods). Brand new day tickets now available by prior arrangement on Lady Barbara Pool £10 (two rods) 8am to 8pm. Evening trout fishing on the Great Lake on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, varied rates apply, contact the fishery for more details.

A new stocking of rainbow trout went in the Great Lake, off the point and off the bridge recently and they are showing well now.

Tel: Richard Stanford 01902 700774

Ridgeacre Angling Club

Ridgeacre Angling Club are commencing open matches every Saturday on the Ridgeacre Canal in Hill Top, West Bromwich, West Midlands (B71 2RU). For more information and to book in phone Gary Atkins on 07722 094381.

All welcome!

Friday opens at Wassell Grove

Friday open matches at Wassell Grove Fisheries in Hagley, Worcs. (DY9 9JH) start on Friday 27 April 2018. Draw 2:00pm, fishing 3:00pm to 8:00pm. For further information and to book in, contact Paul Padmore on 07740 485988. All welcome!

Goodyear AC Thursday Open Matches

Goodyear AC will be recommencing their Thursday open matches on 5 April 2018. The first one will be on the Shawhall Lane Section of their waters on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal in Coven, Staffs (WV10 7HE). The draw will be at 10:00am at the venue. £10 all in. For further information and to book in, contact Barry Jones on 07856 605944. All welcome! 

Wigmore Lakes

Wigmore Lakes in Wattlesborough Shrewsbury, Shrops. SY5 9DU are hoping to start mid-week Over 55's Opens at the fishery. They are flexible on which days you wish to fish so if you and a group of friends or any Clubs are interested please contact Bob Hubbard on 07790 637013.

All welcome! 

Codnor Park Fishery

Recently restocked with 1,500lb of quality bream from 3lb to 4lb which are feeding well, Codnor Park Fishery nr. Ripley, Derbyshire NG16 5PX run weekly open matches on Wednesdays and Sundays. The prices are as follows:

Wednesday £15 (which includes £4 peg fee)

Sunday £20 (which includes £5 peg fee)

Draws are 9:00am at the fishery and sport is between 9:45am and 3:45pm.

Pleasure fishing day tickets cost £5 (one rod).

For further information or to book in, contact Peter Hawkins on 07581 750381. All welcome!                       

Stoppos Fishery: New night fishing

Stoppos Fishery in Coton in the Elms, nr. Burton-on-Trent on the South Derbys/Staffs. border DE12 8EE have started night fishing by prior arrangement. A 28lb carp, plenty of twenties and lots from 10lb to 15lb, which are growing rapidly and in excellent condition have been caught recently. 24 hours cost £25 (two rods). For further information and to book in, contact John Stevens on 07971 854104. 

Poole Hall Update

Contrary to any false rumours you may have heard on social media or anywhere else. No fish of any type have been sold to anyone from Poole Hall Fisheries in Dodds Green, Alveley, nr. Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV15 6JD. So please come along and have some good sport, fishing for our huge catfish, stunning carp and all the other species. Night fishing, match bookings and day tickets available to all.

Tel: 01299 861458.

Monkhall Fisheries Wednesday Affordable & Thursday Over 50's opens

Monkhall Fisheries in Monkhopton, nr. Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 6XF are introducing Wednesday Affordable and Thursday Over 50's Opens starting Wednesday 18 January and Thursday 19 January  2017. The prices for both matches are £15 all in.

Winter times: Draw 9:00am at the onsite café. Fishing 10:30am until 3:30pm.

Summer times: Draw 10:00am at the onsite café. Fishing 11:30am until 4:30pm.

Breakfasts are available from 8:00am. Please phone to book in prior to the events. Call: Ben Stanford on 01746 785481 or 01746 785482. All welcome.

Night fishing at Poole Hall

New night fishing sessions have now started for the first time ever this autumn at Poole Hall Fisheries in Alveley, nr. Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV15 6JD. Book in advance by phone (call: 01299 861458) beforehand as price rates vary on the length of session you require and amount of anglers in your party.  

Poole Hall update

Contrary to the odd false rumour in current circulation, Poole Hall Fisheries in Dodds Green, Alveley, nr. Bridgnorth, Shrops, WV15 6JD is and always has been open for business as usual for pleasure and match anglers alike. The big catfish are also now showing for the specimen hunters out there. The day tickets are £6 per angler, £7 on the specialist Abbey Pool. Daily, including the weekend, concessional rates for Senior Citizens, disabled and under sixteen year olds cost £5 per angler. For further information, contact Jill or Syd Matthews on 01299 861458. All welcome.

Fishermania River Trent Wednesday opens

John Harper of Fishermania is running regular Wednesday opens on the River Trent in Burton-on-Trent, East Staffordshire starting Wednesday 6 July 2016 until further notice. The draws will be at Watson's Street car park (DE14 3RG) at the back of Tesco, by the pump house at 9:00pm and sport will be between 10:30am and 3:30pm. The price is £15 all in. The match on the 27 July will be on the Branston Golf Course stretch, Burton upon Trent, DE14 3DP, draw 8:30am at the Golf Course. For further information or to book in, call John on 07519 305224. All welcome!

Wassell Grove news

Wassell Grove Fisheries in Hagley, Worcs. are running weekly Saturday open matches. The draws will be the on-site café at 9am and fishing will be between 10:30am and 3:30pm. £21 all in. Breakfasts available from 7:30am onwards. The fishery also offers special, concessional £4.50 day tickets on Wednesdays to Senior Citizens and ‘Dads & Lads’ joint tickets for £10, available from Monday to Friday. For further information or to book in, contact the fishery on 07967 556673. All welcome.

Poole Hall

Poole Hall Fisheries in Dodds Green, Alveley, nr. Bridgnorth, Shrops., WV15 6JD run weekly Sunday open matches on their well-stocked Heron and Kingfisher Pools. The draws are at 9;00am at the on-site café and sport is between 10:00am and 3:00pm. For further information or to book in, contact Syd and Jill Matthews on 01299 861458. All welcome.

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