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Wolverhampton AA Individual Spring League 2018

The dates for the above (which are all Sundays) are as follows:

  • April 8th – Staffs & Worcs Canal, Dimmingsdale
  • April 22nd – Shropshire Union Canal, Pendeford
  • May 13th – Shropshire Union Canal, Brewood
  • May 20th – Staffs & Worcs Canal, Wombourne
  • May 27th – Staffs & Worcs Canal, Awbridge
  • June 10th – Staffs & Worcs Canal, Wombourne

First match £25, pools includes £10 entry fee and £15 pools, every other match is £15 pools.

Draws: 9:00am

Fish: 10:30am to 3:30pm

Overall league decided on section points over the 6 matches.

For further information or to book in, contact Paul Turner on 07921 565107.

Todmorden AS Press Release

Next Match ? Trophy matches start on Sunday February 18th-Croft and go right through until October 28th. 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 May 22nd.and go on every Tuesday until August Bank Holiday Monday(The final). 
Coaching sessions this Year are on April 22nd, May 27th, July 8th, August 26th and September 9th -all on Ramsden Wood Fishery (OL14 7UD). 
There is a special ‘Family day/Coaching session’ on Town House Fishery (OL14 8QE) on May 6th. 


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 2nd July, Wednesday 4th July and Friday 6th 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 3 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 
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.

Gillingham AA The Dave Hillier Memorial

February 18th is the Dave Hillier Memorial Upper Stour Open. Draw is at the Ship Inn, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 5RP at 8 O’clock. Cost is £20 all-in.
Book in with Dave on 01747 823159.

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

Northern Angling Show Sat/Sun 24 & 25 February

The show is at Event City (next door to Trafford Centre shops)

Tickets are now available online. Come and see us at The Todmorden Angling Society Stand near the entrance doors.

All the Angling TV faces/names will be there giving tips/talks.

Website www.todangling.org. email raybarber@live.co.uk 07970897849 or 01282413115

Wybunbury Anglers Association Coole Pilate Open

Wybunbury Anglers Association are running an open match on the Shropshire Union Canal at Coole Pilate nr. Nantwich, Cheshire from Bridge 80 to Bridge 84 on Sunday 10 June 2018. Field parking for all competitors at Coole Lane – Bridge 82 (CW5 8AU). No parking will be allowed on roadside verges.

  • Draw 9:30am in the field
  • Fishing 11:00am to 4:00pm
  • Entry - £20 all in
  • No additional pools
  • Includes parking and Club peg fees
  • No bloodworm, joker or pellets allowed

Prior booking required. For more information and to book in, contact Paul Harding on 07504 346883. Email: wybun.anglers@gmail.com. All welcome.

Daiwa Gordon League, Gloucester & Sharpness Canal Teams 4 Spring league 2018

Contact for all matches : Mark Treasure 07590862484

Draw for all matches : Gordon League Club (GL2 5JN)

Entry Fee £80 per team, monies paid out to teams at end of series

Exact amount and places depends on entry numbers.

£20 per person per match, monies cover peg fees and paid out as individual and section prizes

· Round 1 Sunday 8 April Rea to Pilot

· Round 2 Sunday 22 April Castle Up & Down, Saul Junction

· Round 3 Sunday 6 May Splatt, Cambridge and Purton

· Round 4 Sunday 27 May Hempsted to Rea

Overall series

16 teams at £80 = £1200

First team = £450

Second team = £350

Third team = £250

Fourth team = £150

Payouts on match days

60 Anglers at £20 = £1200

Pegs, parking & admin = £220

4 off first in section at £80 = £320

4 off second in section at £60 = £240

4 off third in section at £40 = £160

First in match = £150

Second in match = £110

(nb individual winners will not pick up Section Money.)

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

Todmorden Angling Society Press Release

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

Pay your subs-fish straight away - no need to wait until 1 January.

Exactly same subs as last year. ‘Early bird’ rates apply until 28 February 2018. After that date subs are £10 extra (except juniors).

A grant to stock fish into the flood affected sections of Rochdale Canal has been given by the Community Foundation for Calderdale. These fish will go into locks 15-18 below Todmorden.

There is a ‘teams of three’ series of open matches starting on 14 January. (Two sections on Croft, One section on Rochdale Canal).

Please call Frank on 07769 905319 or Tony on 07956 156284 to book on.

Matches (5 in total) on 14, 21 and 28 January and 4 and 11 February.

Draw 8.30am fish 10am until 3.00pm.

We wish all anglers everywhere a very Merry Xmas.

Todmorden Angling Society Press Release

Rochdale Canal - sections Lock 15-18
Community Fund Grant for Fish Stocks

Community Foundation for Calderdale Fund have awarded Todmorden Angling Society a grant of £5,000 to restock with fish sections of The Rochdale Canal between locks 15 to 18. This will help restore the canal environment and fishery following the floods on Boxing Day 2015.

Fish stocks will arrive during the winter months - see future press releases.

Emma Woods-Bolger (assistant Director of the Community Foundation) said "This grant is a timely reminder that the Calder Valley is in many ways still recovering from the floods of 2015."

"Our grant will enable the canal environment between locks 15 and 18 recover and flourish as it was prior to Boxing Day 2015"

Ray Barber(secretary)

Website www.todangling.org. email raybarber@live.co.uk 07970897849 or 01282413115

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!

Rugeley/Handsacre Individual Winter League 2018 (remaining dates)

The Rugeley/Handsacre Individual Winter League will be held on the Walsall AC and Coors AC Waters of the Trent & Mersey Canal in Staffordshire.

The remaining dates (all Sundays) are as follows:

  • 25 Feb 2018
  • 11 Mar 2018

No bloodworm or joker allowed.

There are limited places so get in quick. For further information and to book in, contact Perry Follows on 01889 800112 (evenings) or 07410 548612. All welcome!

Silver Fish Only Winter Series at Carney Pools

Mark Capewell is running a Silver Fish Only Series at Carney Pools, Wolseley Bridge, nr. Rugeley, Staffordshire, ST18 0XE every Wednesday throughout the winter. The series has already commenced on Dragon Pool and there are 19 pegs available.

The price is £16 all in.

Draws 8:45am at the fishery.

Sport is between 10:00am and 3:00pm.

For further information and to book in, contact Mark on 07802 277935. 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!

Todmorden Angling Society Press Release

The Annual Xmas Match will take place on Sunday December 10 2017. 
This match is members only-advance ticket only.  

The draw is at the Falcon Inn, Littleborough up to 9.00am fish 10.00am. until 1.00pm. (Croft & Town House). Then everybody back to the pub to get warm -and for food and prize presentation. 
Tickets now on sale at Rochdale Angling, Tight Lines(Shaw) or Macks, Burnley-or at Dcember 6 Committee meeting. 

Proposals carried included making it that all Pike must be returned at point of capture -no species of fish may be killed on any of our waters. 
Juniors may be issued with a free TAS members card (and accompanied by non-angler parent or relative) if they have attended coaching sessions and been authorised as competent by our angling coaches.                                         

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.

Nottingham Federation Winter League 2017/2018 (remaining dates)

This winter’s Notts. Fed. Winter League will be held on the London Road length of the Nottingham & Beeston Canal on pegs 171 to 228. All matches are on Sundays from 9:30am to 2:30pm and the draws will take place at the Trent Navigation PH, Meadow Lane, Nottingham, Notts. NG2 3HS near Notts. County Football Ground at 8:00am. All pools pay outs will be in the pub after the match. The dates are as follows:

  • 18 February 2018
  • 18 March 2018

For further information and to book in, contact Garry Smith on 01159 875852.

Todmorden Angling Society - press release

Membership of Todmorden Angling Society is now £10 cheaper for the remainder of 2017. £40 adults - £30 concessions. Expires 31 December 2017. Call: 07766428009, 0771736383 & 07956156284.

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.

Upper Trent Teams of Four 2017

We are now taking entries for the Upper Trent, Teams of Four. It’s limited to 20 teams and its £100 per team. Cheques made payable to Burton River Match ASAP to Fishermania, 5 Eton Business Park, Derby Road, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 1RR. Tel: 01283 540433

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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