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Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 17, 2014  |  0 comments
Winter is the time that many of the country's fisheries see any maintenance work carried out in readiness for the busy warmer months ahead, and is an important period for all fishery owners. Steve Long and Paul Greenwood are two such people, who have invested heavily in the upkeep of well-known venue Viaduct Fishery. Bait-Tech's Andy Neal paid the venue a visit and caught up with venue owner Steve Long. “With some of the pegs showing wear from the previous busy year’s trade, now is the time for us to get in and replace them,” commented Steve.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jun 11, 2018  |  0 comments
Four Times World Champion Bob Nudd comes from 7th position on the final day to win the 2018 festival. 124 skimmers on the pole at Lough Scur saw him pip runner up and Irish International James O'Doherty by just 800g for 1st prize. Wayne Fuller who had the top match weight of 17kg from Kiltybarden on Tuesday finished in 3rd, followed by Barry Smith 4th and Dave Stewart 5th. The five-day coarse angling competition was fished on Loughs Garadice, Scur and Kiltybarden over five hot and sunny days; as with the conditions all over Ireland at the moment the fishing was tough.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 04, 2013  |  0 comments
Ministers urged to ban domestic use of hazardous chemical. Following the identification of the pesticide chlorpyrifos as the cause of last month's pollution of a 15km section of the upper Kennet between Marlborough and Hungerford, the Angling Trust has written to Environment minister Richard Benyon calling for the chemical to be withdrawn from domestic use. It has been estimated that as little as half a cupful poured down a local drain and entering the river via the Marlborough Sewage treatment works resulted in the almost complete wipe-out of macro invertebrates in the affected stretch. Chlorpyrifos is regularly used on lawns and golf courses and to tackle insects on crops and some soft fruits.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 21, 2014  |  0 comments
Evesham Festival this weekend set to be the best ever. This year’s Evesham Festival is set to be bigger, better and more exciting than ever before, making it a must-visit attraction for anyone with even the faintest interest in angling. Taking place this bank holiday weekend (23rd, 24th and 25th August), the show will see a host of angling’s biggest names go into battle on one of match fishing’s most legendary venues. Star names that have confirmed their attendance include Alan Scotthorne, Will Raison, Des Shipp, Dave Harrell, Wayne Swinscoe and Steve Hemingray.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 30, 2015  |  0 comments
£2,000 payday for England Feeder Team ace. Dean Barlow has won the 2015 Wychavon Championship on the River Avon at Evesham with a weight of 9-10-0 from peg six. The England Feeder International banked roach to 1 1/2lb on bloodworm tactics. He told us “to be able to take this Wychavon Championship trophy home and put it on the mantelpiece means the world to me.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 29, 2013  |  0 comments
Northern rods pip Starlets to prestigious title. Ultimate Barnsley Blacks enjoyed a successful trip to France to compete in the Sensas Challenge Final last weekend, finishing 6th out of the 64 competing teams – and earning a huge trophy for being the top finishing foreign (none French) team. The team, made up of Alan Scotthorne, Lee Kerry, Simon Fields and Frankie Gianoncelli finished with 43 points – tying with another English team, Kamasan Starlets but beating them on weight difference. England’s other representatives, Sensas Mark One, finished in 43rd place.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 17, 2013  |  0 comments
James Dent top individualUltimate Barnsley Blacks have won the first ever Angling Trust Commercial National. The event, which was contested by 18 teams of ten was fished across Garbolino Lindholme Lakes, Hayfield Lakes and Daiwa Hallcroft Fishery. Barnsley won the event by over 100 kilos – and also boasted the individual winner in the shape of James Dent, who weighed 98 kilos from the end peg on Moat Pool at Daiwa Hallcroft fishery. Barnsley’s captain, Glen Lawrence was delighted when he found out that his team had won: “I haven’t fished myself today, but it’s been awesome performance from the lads.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Nov 12, 2013  |  0 comments
Fish worth over £2,000 stolen from Midlands venue. The prolific Barston Lakes near Solihull is famous among specimen carp, and match anglers alike – and has a deserved reputation for being among the country’s most prolific fishing venues. However, last Thursday night it was the victim of a fish theft. Anglers who have visited the venue before cannot have failed to notice the clubhouse’s novel koi carp pond, which is housed in the giant ornamental fountain at the front of the club house.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 15, 2014  |  0 comments
Two ‘stockies’ for Barston!One of match fishing’s favourite venues, Barston Lakes, near Solihull in the West Midlands, has seen its stock somewhat upgraded this week with the addition of two 30lb carp. We spoke with Barston owner Nigel Harrhy about the recent stockings, and he told us: “This venue is all about catering for everyone and I pride myself on offering good sport for match, pleasure and carp anglers. "One question I get asked on an almost daily basis is ‘Are there any 30lb carp in here?’ Well, I have heard loads of reports that there are but I am yet to see them. With this in mind I decided to buy two! The first tips the scales at just over 30lb while the bigger of the two weighs in at 37-2-0 – quite impressive fish, I think you will agree!”It will be interesting to see if these two fish ever feature in any matches!.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 28, 2016  |  0 comments
Following the rescheduled Mega Match This qualifier at Barston Lakes (originally scheduled to take place at The Glebe), please note below the full and final result: Barston Lakes, Solihull, 27th July 2016 Angler's Name Weight (lbs/oz) Peg # / Lake Mark Jones (Tredegar AC) 120-10-00 18 Jon Owen (Colney Tackle) 96-04-00 124 Ben Sharp 93-10-00 6 Andy Kinder (Maver / Marukyu) 81-13-00 10 Charlie Simpson (Miracle Baits) 68-08-00 2 Barry Mason (Guru / Bag 'Em Baits) 63-12-00 24 Jason Farmery 61-06-00 121 Richie Hull (Garbolino) 54-00-00 120 Events leading up to this latest qualifier took an unexpected turn after it was confirmed that The Glebe, who were originally scheduled to host the event, had some issues with a number of the lakes on site meaning the qualifier had to be moved at very short notice. Unfortunately, this meant that a number of anglers dropped out and chose not to fish at Barston instead, which resulted in the numbers being down on what was otherwise another sell out qualifier. That said, the fishing was close although the sport was not as prolific as the day before on the England ladies fundraiser event. Winner on the day and making it through to the 2016 Mega Match This final was Welsh rod, Mark Jones (Tredegar AC).
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 07, 2017  |  0 comments
British Pole Championship qualifiers: Wayne Sharman, Matt Cuplin & Ray King Angler's Name Weight (lbs/oz) Peg # / Lake Wayne Sharman (Matrix / Lanes Bait) 202-03-00 28 Matt Cuplin (Weston AA / FTW) 150-03-00 124 Ray King (Cresta / Gamakatsu) 101-07-00 123 Andrew Crocker (Neath) 98-08-00 19 Dan Hull (Dynamite Baits) 89-06-00 5 Michael Williams (Guru / Daiwa / Mainline) 87-12-00 18 Jaroslaw Slusarz 86-14-00 122 Steve Openshaw (Lingmere Fisheries) 84-08-00 13 One hundred and sixteen (116) anglers attended this Sunday qualifier event held at Barston Lakes. Conditions on the day were ideal with a stiff breeze blowing towards the river bank coupled with plenty of cloud cover lasting for the duration of the match. That said, sport was a little slow for some with three anglers breaking the 100lb barrier with the resident carp appearing to have been affected by the impromptu thunderstorm the day before. Next to qualify for next month’s big money final was Wayne Sharman (Matrix / Lanes Baits).
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jun 26, 2014  |  0 comments
This seems to be a regular report these days, but the Barston record has been smashed yet again! Venue regular and former Fish ‘O’ Mania champion Mick Bull was the man to do the damage after drawing Peg 2 on the main lake. It was a dream draw with carp after carp falling to Method feeder and pole tactics. After a prolific five hours, Mick weighed an awesome 199lb 2oz, adding 5lb to Suzi Smith’s previous record. Venue owner Nigel Harrhy was overjoyed with the weight: “Barston has been in phenomenal form over the last two weeks so it was only a matter of time before a new record was caught.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jun 09, 2014  |  0 comments
Midlands match Mecca to host three-day festival! Popular Midlands venue, Barston is next week hosting a three-day festival that is open to all. The festival is to be held on the big lake on all three days and is sure to offer superb sport for all of the anglers involved. If you are interested, the dates are June 17th, 18thand 19thand entry will cost £130. To book onto the festival, call Craig Casemore on 07814 729968.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 25, 2013  |  0 comments
Two running water aces clash in epic video feature!Over the last few years, no angler has won more money on running water than Shakespeare Superteam ace, Tony Marshall. The Loughborough rod has built up a fearsome reputation for catching big weights of roach, skimmers perch and eels – with many claiming him to be the most in form river angler in the Country. With an equally enviable flowing water record is fellow Shakespeare ace James Robbins. Although James has taken some pretty impressive results on the pole, it is his running line skills that he is famed for – having won some of river fishing’s biggest trophies on the waggler, stickfloat and feeder.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Dec 21, 2016  |  0 comments
An angling event, which will see over £20,000 paid out in prize money has been launched today by Match Fishing Magazine. The Match Fishing Knockout Cup will see anglers compete across a variety of venues, from commercial fisheries to rivers and canals, in a bid to find the UK’s best allround angler. Event manager, and Match Fishing Magazine Editor, Tom Scholey explained: “The Match Fishing Knockout Cup is unique in that it tests an anglers all round skill. No other event requires competitors to tackle such a wide variety of venues, and styles of fishing – which makes it among the most prestigious titles to win.

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