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News article created on 2 March 2016

Forthcoming angling events

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Soar Teams of Four Championship 2016

The Soar Teams of Four Championship 2016 will be held on the River Soar at Sutton Bonington in Nottinghamshire on Sunday 30th October 2016. The draw will be at the Kings Head PH in Sutton Bonington LE12 5PE at 8:30am. Breakfasts available from 7:30am. Fishing will be between 10:30am to 3:30pm. Entry £20 which includes £5 peg fee. Teams entry £20, winning team takes all. Pegging fees will be donated to the Air Ambulance Charity. An anonymous doner has pledged a bonus £200 to be added to the individual winner’s purse so with a good entry the winner should pick around £350. For further information or to book in, contact Brian Hull 01509 502970. All welcome.

Angling Trust & Canal & River Trust National Junior Canal Championships 2016

Aged 12 to 16 and fancy matching yourself against the best? The National Junior Canal Champs takes place on the Staffs & Worcs Canal in Penkridge, Staffordshire on Saturday October 29th. For more information or to book in, contact Sandra Johnson on sandra.johnson@anglingtrust.net. All welcome! 

Leeds & Liverpool Canal Opens at Saltaire (remaining dates)

Richard East is running Leeds & Liverpool Canal Opens at Saltaire, Shipley, Bradford, West Yorkshire on the following dates which are all Sundays:

  • October 23, 30 2016
  • November 13 2016
  • December 11 (to be confirmed) 2016
  • January 2, 15, 29 2017
  • February 12, 26 2017

For further information or to book in, contact Richard on 07815 092966 before 7:00pm on Saturdays. All welcome!


The Stratford Classic 2016

Now in its third year, the demand for an even larger competition has been overwhelming so an extra four sections of five pegs have been added, taking the total up to sixty pegs available. Top tackle company, Garbolino UK have come onboard and are sponsoring this year’s event; all twelve section winners and the match top four will receive items from Garbolino UK. Section winners will also receive £50 and the top four overall will pocket £200; £125; £100 and £75 respectively. There will be 30 pegs on the Recreation Ground, Lucy’s Mill and the Lido Sections and 30 pegs on the Seven Meadows Section, above and below the weir. The event will take place on Sunday 6th November 2016. The draw will take place on the Recreation Ground (CV37 6BB) in Stratford at 8:00am and sport will be between 10:00am and 3:00pm. The pay-out and results will be at the Crown Inn, Tiddington, Warks CV37 7AZ. Tickets are £20 from local tackle shops Lane’s Bait & Tackle, Bailey’s of Warwick, Scruby’s Angling Centre and Stratford Fishing. For further information, contact Leamington AA match secretary Phil Mattock on 07890 467464. All welcome!

Arrow Valley & Redditch FA Open matches (remaining dates)

Arrow Valley Visitor Centre & Redditch Federation of Anglers are running a series of open matches on Arrow Valley Lake in Redditch, Worcestershire. The remaining dates are as follows (all of which are Saturdays):

  • October 22 2016

The draws are at 8:30am at the Arrow Valley Visitor Centre (B98 0LJ) £20 all in. Fishing is between 10:00am and 3:00pm. Forty anglers maximum. Lake rules apply, barbless hooks only and no bloodworm and joker are allowed. For further information or to book in, contact John Bushell on 07879 624248. All welcome!

River Soar Evening Matches

The River Soar evening matches are on the Soar Lane Section, Sutton Bonington, Notts. The next match is on Wednesday 20 July 2016 and the weekly matches will continue until further notice. It is £10 all in. The draw is at 5:00pm. Sport will be between 6:00pm and 9:00pm. Bookings are needed to secure a place. There is more info on the River Soar evening match page on facebook or contact Soar Tackle on 01509 760436. 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 commencing Wednesday the 6th 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 27th 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, contact John on 07519 305224. All welcome!


Mirfield AC, West Yorkshire Fixtures 2016 (remaining dates)                   

  • Sat 5 November, Open, Heck, Aire & Calder Navigation
  • Sun 6 November, River Calder, Mexborough Estates
  • Tues 27 December, Christmas Cheer, All Canals, everyone welcome

To book on a match, contact Martyn on Mobile 07967 227218 or Peter 07799 642013

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.

Izaak Walton (Stafford) AA/Browning Lifestyle Teams of Six Winter League 2016 (remaining dates)

The dates for the Izaak Walton (Stafford) AA/Browning Lifestyle Teams of Six Winter League 2016 are as follows:

  • Sunday October 30 2016. Shropshire Union Canal, Soudley, Shrops. Draw: The Lord Hill PH, Market Drayton, Shrops (TF9 3DU), 8:45am.
  • Sunday November 13 2016. Shropshire Union Canal, Norbury Junction, Stafford, Staffs. Draw: Junction Inn, Norbury, Stafford, Staffs. (ST10 0PN), 8:45am.
  • Sunday November 27 2016. Staffs & Worcs Canal, Stafford, Staffs. Draw: Stafford Boat Club (ST17 4SG), 8:45am.

For further information, contact Alan Round on 01785 213599 or 07941 732576. All welcome.

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