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News article created on 2 March 2016

Forthcoming angling events

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Drennan Manor Farm Leisure Individual Winter League

Drennan Manor Farm Leisure in Harvington, Evesham, Worcs. WR11 8PA are running an Individual Winter League 2017/2018. The dates are as follows:

  • 28 October 2017
  • 18 November 2017
  • 9 December 2017
  • 13 January 2018
  • 27 January 2018
  • 10 February 2018

£85 entry to cover pegs fees and first match pools. £25 entry for next five matches. If you are interested, please contact David on 07947 485620 or 01386 870039.

All welcome!

Blackfords Progressive Two Day September 2017 Festival

Blackfords Progressive are running a Two Day Festival, the dates and venues are as follows:

Saturday 16 September 2017, Kingswood Lake, Cannock, Staffs. WS11 9NE.
Sunday 17 September 2017, Calf Heath Reservoir, nr. Gailey, Staffs. WS11 5DZ.

Price: £41 for the two days. Draws at the venues 8:30am. Please book in prior to the event by contacting match secretary Ian Davies on 07851 430261.

All welcome!

Garbolino Stratford Classic 2017

Tickets for the 70-peg Garbolino Stratford Classic on the Lido, Recreation Ground, Lucy's Mill and Seven Meadows Sections of the Warwickshire Avon in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire went on sale today. The match will take place on Sunday 12 November, 30 tickets sold in the first hour so get in quick!

£20 per angler
Draw: Recreation Ground Car Park, CV37 7PZ, 8:00am
Fishing will be between 10:00am and 3:00pm
Tickets available from Bailey's of Warwick, Lane's Bait & Tackle, Scruby's and Stratford Fishing and Outdoors.
For further information, contact Phil Mattock on 07890 467464.

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.

16 & 30 Spetember 2017 - Arrow Valley Lake open matches

Arrow Valley Lake in Redditch, Worcs. B98 0LJ are running two open matches on Sunday 16 September 2017 and Sunday 30 September 2017. The venue is fishing brilliantly. For further information and to book in, contact John Bushell on 07879 624248. All welcome!

Nottingham Federation Winter League 2017/2018

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:

  • 5 November
  • 19 November
  • 10 December
  • 4 February 2018
  • 18 Februaru 2018
  • 18 March 2018

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

Angling Trust & Canal & River Trust Canal Pairs Championships 2017 Practice Matches on the Grand Union Canal in Northamptonshire

Northampton Nene AC are running two practice matches on the Grand Union Canal at Stoke Bruerne and Yardley Gobion in Northamptonshire on Sunday 10 September 2017 and Sunday 17 September 2017 for anyone who is fishing the actual pairs qualifier on Saturday 30  September 2017 and anyone else who wants to fish too.

Draw: 8:00am at The Cock Inn, Roade, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN7 2NW.

Fishing: 10:00am to 3:00pm

Price: £15.00

For further information or to book in contact Chris Howard on 01604 414791 or 07711 086436.

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.

New inter-venue league

Wassell Grove Fisheries in Hagley, Worcestershire are about to launch a permanent inter-venue league. Four fisheries have shown an interest already and Paul Padmore from Wassell Grove would like to know if any other fisheries wish to come on board. For further information contact Paul Padmore on 07740 485988.


Teams of Four Cavalier Cup

The Teams of Four Cavalier Cup will take place on the Birmingham & Worcester Canal in the Bromsgrove area of Worcestershire on Saturday 30 September 2017.

The entrance price per team is £20 and £15 per angler on the day. The draw will take place at The Blackpole Inn in Worcester WR3 8SQ at 8.30am. Fishing will be between 10.00am and 3.00pm (11 teams have already entered). For further information and to book in, contact Gary Kirkham on 07545 569811. All welcome.


Nottingham Federation Open Matches Season 2017 

Radcliffe Viaducts Saturday opens (remaining date)

  • 7 October

Draw takes place at 9.00am at The Dales Side Road Cafe NG2 4DH.

Fishing from 10.30 till 3.30pm.

Pools and Peg Fee £15.00.

For Further information and to Book in please contact

David Allen on 07790089180.

The Nottingham Federation, the Middle Trent Team / individual championships

This will be run as a team event with the match winner being crowned as the individual champion.

Entry will be £120 per Team of six and the result will be decided by points, 1 for a Section Win down to 10 points for last place. Team Captains to make 6 draws for his team plus a number from 1 to 10 before the draw to ascertain Drawing Order.

Team Result on points with weight deciding in the event of a tie.

To be fished on the Radcliffe Viaducts and Clifton Bridge & Power Gen Waters on Saturday 23 September.

Draw at 9.00am in the Daleside Road Cafe NG2 4DH, fishing from 11.00am till 4.00pm with the result and pools pay out at the Poppy & Pint Pub NG2 5DX.

For further details and to Book in please contact

Matchman Supplies on 0115 9813834.

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

The Soar Summer Team Cup 2017 In association with Soar Tackle & Colmic UK (remaining date)

Fishing the natural river will see 10 teams competing against each other over six rounds to become over all winners of the Soar Summer Team Cup 2017 with a further £1,000 in price money for the winning team, plus pay outs for individual section wins what are you waiting for*.

With a new and exciting way of choosing sections to mix things up a bit more. The Soar Summer cup will mean no matter what your teams ability you will have chance to mix it with the big names. Sections include: Leicester Mal, Quorn, Long Eaton Fed, Long Eaton Vic and Lough Soar. Concentrating on the more natural areas of the river Soar.

How to enter your team: Teams will be made up of 10 anglers, allowing teams to field five out of their chosen 10.

Entry fee for each team is £60

Team places will be sold via Soar Tackle in Kegworth, meaning you can register on-line or in their Kegworth store.

Register your team: Registration window opens 18 March and closes 20 May

To register on-line go to the link above. Fill in all your teams details nominating your five 1st choice anglers and your two reserve anglers. We will then forward you a copy of your team sheet and your teams allocated drawing letter.

Unable to register on-line then call in to Soar Tackle in Kegworth fill in the relevant form and we will then forward you a copy of your team sheet and your teams allocated drawing letter. Please note register in store is cash only.

The event will be run on 10 sections drawn randomly from a pool of 16. Sections will be drawn randomly after each match for the following date. EG Sections for the match dated 23 July will be drawn at the section winners presentation of match dated 2nd July.

Match fee’s £20 (£100 per team)

Each match will be five hours.

8am draw fish 10am – 3pm                  

Draw venue to be confirmed


  • 17 September


Section maps coming soon.


Match secretary: 01509 670436

Email: soarcup@soartackle.co.uk

*£1,000 price fund based on full allocation of tickets

Canal Pairs Qualifier

Sat 7 Oct - Canal & River Trust Pairs, Welsh Qualifier, Llangollen Canal, Whixall. Area around bridges 43, 44, 45, 46. Draw at the Raven Hotel, Prees Heath, SY13 2AF. Match to be organised by Terry Nutt & Dave Watkins. Contact, Angling Trust.


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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