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Forthcoming angling events

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Dave Watkins press release

Dave Watkins has got a spare place left for his 'Teams of four' match.

If any team is interested, it takes place on the Shropshire Union Canal on Sunday 18 August.

For more details ring, Dave Watkins on 07725556159

St. Neots & District Fish Preservation & Angling Society

Carp 'n' Coarse open match
Saturday 29 June.
Wilden Reservoir, Colesden Road, Wilden, Bedfordshire, MK44 2

  • Open to all members/non members
  • Draw pegs 9.00am, fish 10.00pm to 3.00pm
  • Pegs 1 to 20 all reserved, from 8.00am to 3.00pm

Please do not occupy the pegs during these times dates.
Contact us on FB or email to book a place to avoid overbooking.
Trophy and match winnings awarded.

Wybunbury Anglers Association News

The next Coole Pilate Open is on the Shropshire Union Canal at Nantwich in Cheshire on Saturday 27 July 2019.

  • Location: Bridges 80 to 84
  • Draw: 9:30am in the field
  • Fish: 11:00am to 4:00pm
  • Field parking for all competitors, Coole Lane, Bridge 82 CW5 8AU No parking on roadside verges
  • Entry £20 all in (no additional pools, includes parking and club peg fees)
  • Bloodworm, joker and pellets are banned

Prior booking is required, for further information and to book in, contact Paul Harding on 07504 346883.

Booking by email:

All welcome.

Match fixtures 2018/19 Northwich Anglers Association

Northwich Anglers Association are running open matches on the River Weaver every Saturday in summer - more information here
For match bookings or further information, please contact match secretary Mike Scott on 07530 638502 or email Information on how the Weaver is pegged can be found here. Please note matches and match lengths may be subject to change so please check this website, our Facebook Page or call Vale Royal Angling Centre 01606 46060 for updates.

Gillingham AA News

Gillingham Licenses are now available from Todber Manor Fisheries Shop at Todber, Crockers hardware in Gillingham & Revels Fishery at Buckland Newton. Gillingham AA 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 16 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.) £6.00
  • Replacement Membership Card £5.00


Olney & Clifton FA News: Early season match dates

Ian Barnes and his team have been out on the bank doing plenty of work, re-opening many of the old pegs and putting new stages in especially on the prolific Olney Mill Stretch of the River Great Ouse in Olney, Bucks. Here are the early season match dates:

  • 19 June 2019 (Wednesday), Evening, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • 25 June 2019 (Tuesday), Midweek (open qualifier), 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • 3 July 2019 (Wednesday), Evening, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • 7 July 2019 (Sunday), Raft Race/Riverfest, all day
  • 9 July 2019 (Tuesday), Midweek, 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • 13 July 2019 (Saturday), Fiesta Open (qualifier), 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • 17 July 2019 (Wednesday), Evening, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • 20 July 2019 (Saturday), Annual, 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • 24 July 2019 (Wednesday), Evening, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • 6 August (Tuesday), Midweek, 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • 24 August (Saturday), Brimley (club qualifier), 10:00am to 3:00pm

Check out their other fixtures on the brand-new website and take a look at their Facebook page. This is a proper old-style Mr. Crabtree venue with some excellent sport guaranteed, waggler, stick-float, whip also pole on some pegs. The river is looking really good.

All welcome.

Match secretary: Ian Barnes – 07761 384822.

Day tickets: Dave Partridge – 01234 240061.

Bridgnorth AS Association & Legion Matches and Opens (up to October 2019)

River Severn, Linley Bank, Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

All draws: Fosters Arms Pub, WV15 5AG

  • Friday 19 July (Prostrate Float Only Open [limited pegs])
  • Sunday 18 Aug (Poppy Open)
  • Saturday 6 July (P.M. Opens Draw 1:00pm)
  • Saturday 3 Aug (P.M. Opens Draw 1:00pm)
  • Saturday 31 Aug (P.M. Opens Draw 12:00pm)
  • Sunday 23 June
  • Sunday 28 July
  • Sunday 15 September
  • Sunday 20 October

Bank Holiday team invitation

Monday 26 August

Association matches

  • 16 June
  • 14 July
  • 11 Aug
  • 8 Sept
  • 21 Sept (Riverfest Qualifier)
  • 29 Sept
  • 13 Oct

All enquiries: Rosa Bailey 01746 766774 or 07772 800647.

Gillingham AA News

The first match in the season is on Todber Manor’s Hillview lake on 16 June and will all members wishing to fish book in with Dave on (01747) 823159 and remember that everyone fishing club matches should be an angling club member.

Burton Mutual AA Wednesday Opens

Burton Mutual AA will be running weekly Wednesday open matches on the Branston Golf & Country Club stretch of the River Trent in Burton-upon-Trent, East Staffordshire commencing 19 June 2019.

  • £15 all in
  • Draw 9:15am at the golf club car park (DE14 3DP)
  • Fishing 10:45am to 3:45pm

For further information and to book in, contact Colin Talbot on 07741 459636.

All welcome.

M.A.M. Qualifier 2019 at Heronbrook

The next Match Anglers Matches Qualifier 2019 at Heronbrook Fisheries in Slindon, nr. Eccleshall, Staffs ST21 6LX on Saturday 29 June 2019. For further information and to book in, contact Neil Dale on 07879 441282.

Boldings Three Day Festival

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools in Bridgnorth, Shrops. WV16 4SS are running a Three Day Festival on Spring Bank Holiday Monday 27 May 2019, Tuesday 28 May 2019 and Wednesday 29 May 2019. For further information and to book in, contact Ed Turner on 01746 763255.


Wassell Grove Fisheries Friday Afternoon Summer League 2019

The year’s fortnightly Friday Afternoon Summer League starts on 17 May 2019 on the Match Lake at Wassell Grove Fisheries in Hagley, Worcs DY9 9JH:

  • 8 matches in total, 2 droppers
  • Draw 2:00pm
  • Fishing 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Quite a few have already booked in so there are limited spaces available, get in quick, first come first served.

Tel: Paul Padmore 07740 485988.

Todmorden AS News

Upcoming matches

Canal Opens are every Sunday now, fished on the Rochdale Canal, Whitehouse and Summit, nr. Littleborough, Greater Manchester. Book on with Keith 07903 016661.

Upcoming events

Ramsden Wood open day 5 May. Free fishing for all with all bait and tackle provided. All ages and abilities welcome. Fish 9am to 1pm at Ramsden Wood Fishery, Ramsden Wood Road, Walsden, Todmorden, Calderdale, West Yorks OL14 7UD.

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!

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.


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!


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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