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Forthcoming angling events

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Bridgnorth British Legion Poppy Appeal Open

The Bridgnorth British Legion Poppy Appeal Open will take place on Sunday 19 August 2018 on the Bridgnorth AS Waters of the River Severn on the Linley Bank Stretch in Bridgnorth, Shropshire. The draw will be at 9:00am at The Vine PH in Bridgnorth (WV15 5AG) £15 all in. Fishing will be between 11.00am and 4.00pm. There will also be a fund-raising raffle. For further information and to book in contact Rosa Bailey on 01746 766774 or 07772 800647.

Jim Burton Prostate Cancer Screening Fund Open

The last Bridgnorth AS PM Open of the season will be fished in support of the Jim Burton Prostate Cancer Screening Fund on Bridgnorth AS Waters of the River Severn on the Linley Bank stretch in Bridgnorth, Shropshire on Saturday 1 September 2018. The draw will be at The Vine PH in Bridgnorth (WV15 5AG) at 12:00pm, £15 all in (all peg fees going to the fund). Fishing will be between going 2:00pm and 7:00pm. For further information contact Rosa Bailey on 01746 766774 or 07772 800647.

St.neots angling, junior tuittion day/Lets fish event

Junior tuition day - 9.00am to 3.00pm in conjunction with Canal and River Trust Let's Fish! Event. Saturday 18 August 10.00am to 4.30pm Adults/kids all welcome whether Beginner/novice/seasoned come join us to try your hand at a spot of fishing, 15min sessions. there will be a couple of level 2 angling coaches on hand to guide where needed. experience the excitement of catching a fish and it never leaves you. Visit the "Eventbrite St.Neots

To book a slot, or maybe just stroll down and there may be a place to fit you in. Riverside park, Eynesbury, Cambridgeshire by the side of Coneygeare bridge. Last year was great fun, so join us this year also.

Patshull Park Three Day Festival sponsored by Sonubaits

Dates: 25, 26, 27 August 2018

Venue: Patshull Park Hotal, Pattingham, S. Staffs. WV6 7HR

3 x 20 peg zones fished over the Boats, Shallows and Hotel Bank in a rotation.

10 pegs for section points.

Daily Section prizes of £50 every 5 pegs x 36 = £1,800

1st place £1,000, 2nd place £700, 3rd place £500, 4th place £350, 5th place £260, 6th place £150. Tackle and bait prizes. Over £4,700 in prize money.

60 peg limit.

Pools £100 per person. Optional Super Pool £5 each day.

Contact: Richard 01902 700774 or Les 07904 602079.

Bedford Hospitals Cup sponsored by Blunham Angling Club

Sunday 2 September 2018

Venue:  100 Pegs on Upper Ouse at Kempston, Biddenham & Oakley  

Fish:  10:00 to 15:00 

Draw: 07:30  at "The Duke" Public House, 10 Woburn Rd, Kempston, Bedford MK42 7QA Food/ Hot Drinks available in morning 

Tickets: £15(£10 pools, £5 Hospitals Charity) 

Contact Alex Hayward 01234741942 

£300 Sponsorship prize money  

Optional £10 Super Pools 

Angling Trust and Canal & River Trust Junior & Youth Canal Championship

To be held on the Shropshire Union Canal at Church Eaton in Staffordshire on Sunday 21 October 2018. Sponsored by Angling Direct.

Organised by the Canal & River Trust, Angling Trust and the Izaak Walton (Stafford) Anglers Association. The competition aims to show young anglers how prolific the nation’s canals can be, whilst giving them the chance to show off their skills alongside other like-minded young people, to compete to be crowned as a UK champion angler. This year, for the first time, there are two categories:

  • the junior event is open to competitors aged between 10 and 15 years old on the day of the competition
  • the youth event is open competitors aged between 16 to 18 years old on the day of the competition

Both categories are free to enter, with the winners taking home trophies and prizes donated by the generous sponsorship package provided by Angling Direct. All competitors will receive a prize.

Ticket information

Pegs are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fishing: 12.00pm - 4.00pm.

You will receive your ticket via the email address you provide. This ticket must be printed, and then presented on the day to the organiser.

Closing date for entries: Friday 12 October 2018 3.30pm.

For general enquiries and for arranging a practise session with a Let's Fish coach, please contact Peter Henery - peter.henery@canalrivertrust.org.uk or 07775 650 359.

By purchasing a ticket, the parent/guardian consents that the competitor (if under age 18) has permission to take part in the championship.

The Angling Trust may be taking photographs and/or recorded images of the competitors for use in publicity documents, press releases, and other materials. If you do not wish the competitor to participate in these, please submit in writing to Sandra.Johnson@AnglingTrust.Net.

Todmorden Angling Society press release

A ‘Taster’ session/family fun day will be held at our Ramsden Wood Fishery, nr. Todmorden, Calderdale, W. Yorks OL14 7RS on Sunday August 26. Just come along -all fishing tackle, bait and coaching is free. Bring your own tackle if you wish. 10a.m. until 3p.m.

The project to improve access at our Croft & Town House Fisheries is progressing nicely thanks to the financial help given by the following;-

Pennine Township Fund(Rochdale MBC).

Angling Trust Angling (Improvement Fund).

Crook Hill Community Benefit Fund.

Completion is expected soon.Many thanks to all our funders.

More Angling Taster Sessions will be held here during 2019.

Next Members Only Trophy match- Sunday August 12h on Croft ( ring Graham (07794-498051) to book on.

Branston Golf Course Wednesday Opens

Colin Talbot of Barford AA is running Wednesday open matches on the Branston Golf Course length of the River Trent in Branston, Burton-upon-Trent, East Staffordshire from now until the end of September 2018. The draws will be at 9:00am on the golf course car part (DE14 3DP) and fishing will be between 10:30am and 3:30pm. £15 all in. For further information and to book in, phone Colin Talbot on 07741 459636. All welcome.

Todmorden Angling Society - Press Release

A ‘taster’ session/family fun day will be held at our Ramsden Wood Fishery on Sunday August 26. Just come along -all fishing tackle, bait and coaching is free. Bring your own tackle if you wish. 10am until 3pm.

The project to improve access at our Croft & Town House Fisheries is progressing nicely thanks to the financial help given by the following;-

Pennine Township Fund(Rochdale MBC).

Angling Trust Angling (Improvement Fund).

Crook Hill Community Benefit Fund.

Completion is expected soon.Many thanks to all our funders.

More Angling Taster Sessions will be held here during 2019.

Next Members Only Trophy match- Sunday August 5h at Lindholme (Benny’s Lake) ring Graham (07794-498051) to book on

The Carp Cup Wilden Reservoir

The Carp Cup, open match, Wilden Reservoir, Saturday 21 July 2018, 3.00pm to 8.00pm, Meet 2.15pm prompt at the reservoir, draw pegs/pools and set up, £6.00 per person. Match open to all members and non members. Twenty pegs available.... Carp only, no silverfish.... please reserve so we dont overbook. Match is also listed on "Eventbrite" (Type in search,"The Carp Cup"). Contact via St. Neots & District Fish Preservation & Angling Society Facebook or email snadfpass@yandex.com

Todmorden Angling Society-Press Release 

A ‘Taster’ session/Family Fun Day will be held at our Ramsden Wood Fishery, Todmorden, Calderdale, W. Yorks. OL14 7UD on Sunday 22 July. Just come along - all fishing tackle, bait and coaching is free. Bring your own tackle if you wish. 10.00am until 3.00pm.

Next Todmorden AS trophy match - Sunday 15 July at Hayfield Lakes (Adams Lake), Doncaster, Yorks. DN9 3NP. Phone Graham (07794-498051) to book on.

The last silver ish only match is this Sunday 15 July. Croft Head, Littleborough, Lancs. OL15 9JW. Phone Graham (07794-498051) to book on.

Jim Burton Prostate Cancer Screening Fund

Charity Matches (remaining dates)

The confirmed dates, venues and contact details for the Jim Burton Prostate Cancer Screening Fund Charity Matches are as follows:

  • Saturday 1 September: Arrow Valley Lake, Redditch, Worcs. contact: John Bushell 07879 624248, 35 pegs.
  • Sunday 16 September: Warks. River Avon, Seven Meadows, Warks. contact: Andy Bruce 07969 801065, 50 pegs.
  • Monday 17 September: Warks. River Avon, Seven Meadows, Warks. contact: Scott Smith 0121 4535434, 50 pegs.

All welcome!

We are Macmillan Cancer Support at Sherwood Forest Fishery

Allerton & Holvey coaching in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support are hosting Master & Apprentice events during the 2018 summer school holidays for age groups – 12 years and under, and 13-16 at Sherwood Forest Fishery in Edwinstowe, Notts. NG21 9HL. Draw 10:00am, fish 11:00am to 2:30pm. Please ask staff for an entry/sponsorship form. Prizes have been donated by many tackle giants. 

For more details and to book in phone 07721 316334.

All welcome.

Todmorden Angling Society-News

A grant of £7,000 has been awarded to this Society by the Crook Hill Community Benefit Fund. This grant will enable the Society to vastly improve the accessability of our Angling Facilities at Croft and Town House Fisheries.

Access will be improved to both waters and all fishing platforms will be replaced by recycled plastic platforms including two disabled and one ‘Parent and Child’ on each water.

The local Angling Community are very grateful for this grant and wish to thank all concerned.

This year’s membership is now available at all our tackle shop outlets or you can buy online via our website. www.todangling.org

Exactly same subs as last year.

‘Taster’ sessions/Family Fun Days will be held at our Ramsden Wood Fishery on Sunday 8 and 22 July. Just come along -all fishing tackle ,bait and coaching is free. Bring your own tackle if you wish. 10.00 am. until 3.00 pm.

The Summit Inn, OL15 9QX (next to Summit section of the canal) now has a stock of day tickets. You must buy your ticket in advance -but they are valid on all three of our day ticket waters (Grove Lodge, Cliviger Fishponds and Rochdale Canal). £5 all classes.

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

Todmorden Angling Society Match News

Portsmouth Reservoir, Todmorden, W. Yorks. 

Trophy match 17 June.

Phone Graham for more information and to book in on 07794 498051.

The Tuesday night matches start on 5 June at Croft House Fishery, Littleborough, Rochdale, Gtr. Manchester. 

Phone Ray on 07970 897849.

There are open matches on the Rochdale Canal, Lane Bottom Bridge No 38 Section, Todmorden, Calderdale, W. Yorks.

Every Sunday until further notice.

Draw 9:00am at the butty van.

Ring Adam on 07964 992136 or Tony on 07956 156284 or just turn up at the butty van.

St. Neots and District Angling Fish Preservation and Angling Society (remaining dates)

  • Saturday 21 July, Wilden open
  • 18 August, Junior tuition open day, riverside park by Coneygeare Bridge.
  • Sunday 7 October, Nigel Sewell open memorial match
  • 2 December, Henbrook open
For more details contact John Stride on 07786 506165

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

Angling Trust Division 1 National 2018 Practice Matches (remaining dates)

David Allen is running the Angling Trust Division 1 National 2018 Practice Matches on the River Trent, around Clifton (Section A in the National), Notts. 99% of pegs have parking behind them.

Dates are:
Saturday 14 July viaducts 
Sunday. 22 July Clifton power gen

Draw at Daleside Road cafe NG2 4DH

Draw 8-30 fish 10-30 to 3-30

Pools / pegs fees. £20 
Payouts section and top 3 /4 depending on turnout at Poppy and Pint PH NG2 5DX

Text: David Allen 07790 089180. Text him as as he maybe at work and he will reply when he can.

All welcome!

Todmorden Angling Society - press release for Friday 11 May 2018

The Tuesday night matches start on 5 June - Croft

Jim Burton's Post

My Good Friend Paul Turner has arranged a canal match for 'Prostate Screening Fund' on Sunday 17 June. The £3 peg fee taken on the day, has been kindly donated to the cause. This will enable all to have a free PSA Blood test at the Kings Norton Golf Club in October. 

120 - 130 Pegs available on the day 

Paul Turner (Organiser) call to book on 07921565107.

Prostrate screening fund raising match 
Wolverhampton aa 
Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal 
Wombourne / Awbridge 
Sunday 17 June 
Draw : 9.00am ( location to be decided )
Fish : 11.00 / 4.00
Pools : £20.00
Of the £20.00 Wolverhampton aa will be donating all the £ 3.00 peg fees to the screening programme, there will of course be a raffle on the day and donation buckets if you want to give more, please guys can we all get behind this and make it a huge success because I'm sure we all know fellow anglers who have been diagnosed with prostrate cancer 
Thanks again I look forward to seeing you all.

Wassell Grove Friday Evening Opens

Wassell Grove Fisheries in Hagley, Worcestershire (DY9 9JH) have started running Friday Evening Opens. The draws are currently 2:00pm and fishing is between 3:00pm and 8:00pm (times may change as the nights become lighter). £20 all in. For further information and to book in contact Paul Padmore on 07740 485988. All welcome!

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!

Stoppo’s match news

Stoppo’s Fishery in Coton in the Elms, nr. Burton-on-Trent, S. Derbys./Staffs. border (DE12 8EE) are running a Silver Fish Only Open on Wednesday 25 April 2018. Draw 10:00am, fishing 11:00am to 4:00pm. £15 all in.

No open match this weekend as the fishery are laying a new gravel path around the 32-peg pool so that every peg is accessible.

The next weekend opens will be on Saturday 5 May 2018. Draw 11:00am. Fishing 12:00pm to 5:00pm. £15 all in. Sunday’s match on 6 May 2018 is Silver Fish Only. Draw 10:00am. Fishing 11:00am to 4:00pm.

For more information and to book in, contact Andy Fulleylove on 07817 570381.

All welcome!

Todmorden Angling Society press release

This year’s membership is now available at all our tackle shop outlets or you can buy online via our website. www.todangling.org

Exactly same subs as last year.

Next ‘Family Taster Day’ is on Sunday 6 May. at Town House for anybody wishing to try fishing. The event runs from 10.00am until 3.00pm. Bring your own tackle or just turn up and try fishing with everything supplied. There is no charge for this event.

Stock Fish for Grove/Ramsden Wood arrived Thursday 19 April.

Grove

  • 50 Grass Carp 6”-8” 
  • 18lb Tench
  • 15lb Bream
  • 75lb Carp

Ransden Wood

  • 110 Crucian Carp 4”-6”
  • 50 Grass Carp 6”-8”
  • 20 Chub 4”-8”
  • 15lb Bream
  • 18lb Tench
  • 50lb Rudd 4”-8”
  • 80lb Ghost Carp
  • Plus mixed Orfe and Golden Rudd

Website www.todangling.org. email –raybarber@live.co.uk 0797-0897849 or 01282 413115

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!

New extended evening trout fishing sessions at Patshull Park

Patshull park in Pattingham, Shropshire (WV6 7HR) are introducing evening trout fishing sessions on the Great Lake on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays commencing Wednesday 2 May 2018. New fisheries manager Richard Stanford has taken over the reigns from Rowland Dudley who will still be at the fishery in a part-time role.

Richard is keen to promote the new evening sessions and the fishery are now extending their opening times from 8:00am until 8:00pm to encourage people to come and fish in beautiful surroundings after a hard day’s graft. Special competitive evening rates will apply, contact Richard Stanford on 01902 700774 for more details. All welcome!

Todmorden Angling Society - Press release for Friday 6 April 2018

The outstanding order for fish for the canal arrived on Thursday 29 March.

340lb of roach and 106lb of carp were introduced to the Rochdale Canal.

Fishing on the canal should improve greatly for anybody (members and day tickets) who would like to try the canal for a change!

Funding for these fish was provided by the Community Foundation For Calderdale, which supports the ambitions of people who want to make life better for their communities across all 17 wards of Calderdale. The cffc have given out grants totalling £20 million over the last 25 years.(Over 8,500 grants to projects that change the lives of hundreds of thousands of local people).

Cffc Vital signs research in social and economic needs in Calderdale revealed that Housing and Homelessness, stronger communities and tackling isolation exclusion and poverty were the main areas of need in Calderdale. There is a three year funding programme, which awards £20,000 a year to each theme. Download Vital Signs at www.cffc.co.uk/vitalsigns.

Some funding for this fish restocking was also provided by the Canal & River Trust. The Trust is the charity that owns and looks after the canals for everyone to use and enjoy everyday.

Todmorden Angling Society has booked a small stand at Todmorden Agricultural Show, which is on Saturday 16 June at the New Show Ground, Holme-in-Cliviger (field next to Ram Inn and near Cliviger Fishponds). Why not come along and see us? Nottingham and District Federation of Angling Societies. Spring into fishing event taking place at our Finger Ponds Holme Pierrepont where we've created a safe and natural fishery with the helpof a grant fromt Sport England.  

This event is free and all welcome.
June 16 2018 10am till 4.00pm.

Fishing is fun, exciting, cheap and healthy it's a great way for families to enjoy peace and quiet together while surrounded by nature.

What happens on the day: The angling activities on offer are designed to en-courage children adults and people with disabilities. The venue has areas that are suitable for people with disabilities to fish safely.
Federation members will be on site that have been trained and hold a nationally recognised Angling Trust qualification for the coaching of angling.

If you have ever wanted to know why angling is so popular this is your chance to give it a go. You’ll find out how to use fishing tackle and bait. Have the opportunity to catch fish and return them safely. Spring into Fishing Volunteers overseeing the event will also provide you with more information about your local club or fishery.

No need to bring anything just yourself Tackle & bait: It’s all provided.

June 16 2018 10am till 4.00pm.
Fishing licences are not required for this day.
For directions visit www.nottsfed.com 
Radcliffe Viaducts Finger Ponds.With onsite parking.

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! 

Todmorden Angling Society - press release for Friday 23 March 2018

Next year’s membership cards are now available at all our tackle shop outlets or you can buy online via our website. www.todangling.org

Not available from Littleborough pet shop - now closed.

All licences now at full price –‘early bird’ offer ended on 28 February.

Stock fish - 2018

The Stock ‘SupaCarp’ arrived on Monday 12 March with introductions as follows:

Cliviger Top Pond – 496lb

Cliviger Bottom Pond - 80lb

Portsmouth Reservoir - 523lb.

New Mill Dam(Folly) – 348lb

The fishing on all our waters should improve massively when the weather warms up!

Sunday’s trophy match was postponed owing to the mini ‘Beast from the East’ (Snow, wind and very cold).

The match will now be fished on Town House on Sunday 25 March.

Let’s see a good turnout.

There is also a trophy match on 1 April. To book on to fish any trophy match ring Graham Mallinson call 07794 498051.

The outstanding order for fish for the canal is due to be delivered on 29 March. Funding for these fish was provided by the Community Foundation For Calderdale, which supports the ambitions of people who want to make life better for their communities across all 17 wards of Calderdale. The cffc have given out grants totalling £20,000,000 over the last 25 years. (Over 8,500 grants to projects that change the lives of hundreds of thousands of local people)

Cffc Vital signs research in social and economic needs in Calderdale revealed that Housing and Homelessness, stronger Communities and tackling isolation exclusion and poverty were the main areas of need in Calderdale. There is a three year funding programme, which awards £20,000 per annum to each theme. Download Vital Signs at www.cffc.co.uk/vitalsigns.

Some funding for this fish restocking was also provided by the Canal & River Trust. The Trust own and operate the canal for the benefit of the local community and boaters in general.

Todmorden Angling Society has booked a small stand at Todmorden Agricultural Show, which is on Saturday 16 June at the New Show Ground, Holme-in-Cliviger (Field next to Ram Inn and near Cliviger Fishponds). Why not come along and see us.

Todmorden Angling Society - press release for Friday 16 March 2018

Stock fish - 2018

The Stock F1 Carp arrived on Thursday 8 March. They went into Croft (667lb) and Town House (407 lb) Reminder - No keepnets allowed on any of our waters(except Rochdale Canal). Please treat all our fish with respect.

The fish survey at Croft went ahead on Thursday 1 March as planned in spite of the storm, the snow and minus temperatures. There was no ice formed on Croft at all.

About 800lb of fish came into the net with the stocking density estimated at 1,000-1,200lb in total - giving 600lb/acre.

The conclusion of the professional was that we had not been feeding the fish anywhere near enough. Advice given was to cancel any further fish orders and / or feed at his recommended levels.

We have ordered two tons of pellets to feed the fish all our waters.

Todmorden AS Press Release

Next Match ? Trophy matches start on Sunday 18 February, Croft and go right through until October 28. To book on ring Graham Mallinson on  07794-498051. 
Matches are on Croft (11),Town House(6) (OL15 9HN),Away on Commercials(3) and Portsmouth Res(3) (OL14 8QE). Best 15 results count(except pairs matches) 
 
Tuesday evening matches start on 22 May.and go on every Tuesday until August Bank Holiday Monday(The final). 
 
Coaching sessions this Year are on 22 April, 27 May, 8 July, 26 August and 9 September - all on Ramsden Wood Fishery (OL14 7UD). 
There is a special ‘Family day/Coaching session’ on Town House Fishery (OL14 8QE) on 6 May. 

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THESE EVENTS-NO CHARGE-EVERYTHING SUPPLIED. 

Barford AA Angling Festival 2018

We are pleased to announce that we are to running this year’s festival in the same week and with a similar format to last year. 
We will be running the festival on Monday 2 July, Wednesday 4th July and Friday 6 July.  

We are looking to attract 48 Anglers to the festival, split into three zones, one above the weir in our deeper slower section and two below the weir in our faster shallower sections. Anglers will therefore fish one of the days above the weir and the other two days below the weir. 

At this time of the year we expect to see good fishing results all along the river particularly in the sections below the weir, where anglers can expect to catch a variety of species, barbel and chub on some pegs, dace and roach on many of the streamier pegs and a selection of other fish including perch, bream, carp and eels on a variety of pegs both above and below the weir.  

Last year the fishing was again very good with 20 double figure weights during the week, including three chub and barbel weights of 37lb, 34 lb and 31lb, and a variety of mixed barbel, chub, perch, roach and dace weights up to and exceeding 20 lb, very good early season fishing. 
Consistency was good with the top 20 anglers catching in excess of 20lbs each over the three day festival.  

Detailed below is a summary of how the festival will be run: 
The festival headquarters will be at the Joseph Arch Pub (CV35 8HE) which is situated in the village of Barford itself. The pub is located on the right hand side of the main street in the village about 200 yards past the river bridge (approaching from the M40 junction at Warwick, junction 15). 

The section draw for the first day will be made on Saturday 23rd June and will be shown on our website and e mailed out to all competitors on Tuesday 26th June. With bait and tackle requirements being different for above the weir we wish to give you ample notice of where you will be on day 1. 

The peg draw on Monday & Wednesday will be at the Joseph Arch pub at 10-15 am and will be fifteen minutes earlier on Friday at 10-00 am. 
The total cost of the festival will be £100 with a deposit of £50 required to secure your place on the festival and the remaining £50 to be paid before the draw on the first day. The peg / admin fees will be a modest £4 per day. 

Fishing will be from 12-30 to 5-30 pm on Monday & Wednesday and 12 to 5 pm on Friday. Overall results will be based on a section points system and there will be a daily payout.  
 
All 102 pegs on our waters will be used to give competitors the maximum space Available. 

Breakfasts will be available at the pub at £6 and will be available each day between 9-00 & 10-30 am. 

Tackle & bait is available at the local tackle shop listed below: 
Bailey’s of Warwick 
30 Emscote road 
Warwick 
CV34 4PP 

Phone Tony on 01926 491984 

Bait delivery will be offered as required. 

Entries must be in with a depoist of £50 by the end of April.

We will be running open matches on the river above the weir on Saturday 16th  June and Saturday 23rd June. Contact Craig Harrison on 07740 452684 

There will be an open below the weir on Saturday 30th June contact Paul King on 07712 433464. 

We look forward to seeing you.

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! 

Todmorden Angling Society Press Release

The first delivery of fish for the canal arrived on Thursday 4 January 2018 - in the pouring rain!

These fish are being stocked with the very much appreciated help of a grant from The Community Foundation for Calderdale.

Fish were stocked as follows:

  • Finneys (Lock 15-16) and Gasworks/Woodhouse (lock 16-17)
  • 412lb Roach (6”-8”) plus 50 Tench (8”-10”) plus 39lb of Bream and a few Carp
  • Sandholme/Derdale/Bakehouse section (lock 17-18)
  • 335lb Roach (6”-8”) plus 100lb Carp (8oz to 1.5lb) plus 40lb Bream

The other delivery is expected late Jan-early February.

The Canal & River Trust also helped finance this restocking-thanks a lot

Wolverhampton AA Canal Challenge 2018

Wolverhampton AA are running a canal challenge in 2018. The qualifiying round dates (which are all Sundays) are as follows:

  • 8 July, Shropshire Union Canal, Soudley
  • 22 July, Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury
  • 5 August, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Penkridge
  • 2 September, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Wombourne

The two day final dates are:

  • Saturday 15 September, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Wombourne
  • Sunday 16 September, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Penkridge

Pools are £30 per match which includes £10 from each qualifier going to the final. £2 peg fees for all matches. £18 left from all matches to be paid out in the qualifiers. The 20 top weights from each qualifier go through to the 80-peg two day final. You can fish as many qualifiers as you wish even if you have already qualified for the final. For further information and to book in, contact Paul Turner 07921 565107. 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.  

Silver fish only opens at Meadowlands

Meadowlands Fishery in Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Warwickshire, CV8 3EG are running Saturday Silver Fish Only Opens from Saturday 5 November 2016 until further notice, weather permitting. If you are interested and want further information, please contact Ray on 07834 191460. All welcome!

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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