Coronavirus Update – 30th May 2020

As a consequence of updated guidance received from the Angling Trust, match fishing can recommence under controlled conditions. The first series of matches will be on the River Severn at Holdfast starting on Sunday 21st June and ending on Sunday 6th September-see the Match Calendar page for the list of dates. 

The conditions under which matches can take place are:

  • Social distancing must be observed at all times
  • There will be no cash transactions. A record will be kept of those members fishing matches and they will be billed after the final match in the series on Sun 21st September 2020. Entry to the pools will be £5.00 per match (as in past seasons) so covering the first seven matches at Holdfast equates to £35.00 payable after the final match there.
  • The draw will be made by the match steward only. Anglers must make their way to their allotted peg immediately after the draw while observing the social distancing rules.
  • At the weigh in, anglers are asked to retrieve their keepnet from the river, load the fish into the weigh bag and retreat at least 2m to allow the steward to weigh the fish. A second steward will record the weight. After the stewards have retreated, the angler may then return the fish to the river.
  • No pay outs to winners will be made until all after the final match in the series and after monies due have been collected.


Note that the bank clearing sessions planned for Sunday 31st May, 7th and 14th June have been cancelled due to the risks of Coronavirus.



Club Membership Renewal

Please note that membership subscriptions for season 2020/21 are now due. Fees remain unchanged at £30 for adults and £25 for OAPs and can be paid via BACS (details are on the application form) or by posting a cheque to the Club Secretary or Treasurer.


Coronavirus Update 24th May 2020

Individual members will be permitted to fish the River Severn at Holdfast when the season opens in June but must do so in accordance with the latest government and Environmental Agency Covid-19 guidance concerning groupings and safe distancing.

At present, the regulations do not permit match fishing or informal knock-ups to take place in any form so the MUAA will not be running any matches until the government considers it safe to do so and we are advised by the Angling Trust accordingly.



Coronavirus Update – 17th April 2020

Please note that all MUAA Club business including matches are suspended until the lockdown is eased. Please monitor this page of the website for further updates.




MUAA Match Secretary Richard Webster

It is with great Richiesadness that the Committee has to report that after a long illness MUAA Match Secretary Richard Webster has passed away. Always working hard organising and running matches for the Club, he will be sorely missed.




Acorns Charity Match

After recently organising a very successful charity fishing match on Broadheath fisheries where £776 was raised on the day on behalf of the Worcester Acorns children’s hospice, Malvern Anglers match secretary Richard Webster has continued his efforts to increase this total. Despite fighting a battle of his own against terminal cancer, Richard was able to boost the overall sum of his efforts to a magnificent £2500 by a combination of gaining sponsorship money, badgering businesses and personal door to door collections near his home in Upton-upon-Severn. Consequently, Richard was proud to be able to go to the Acorns charity premises in Bath Road and present the money raised to area fundraiser Mel Hall. Of course, Richard wanted to thank all the people who had helped him raise the money, in particular the businesses and people of Upton as well as all the anglers who supported the charity match.




MUAA AGM and Presentation Evening – Thursday 25th April 2019

Malvern Anglers gathered at Newtown Club for their annual general meeting and trophy presentation. After a welcome by club chairman Ian Goddard and positive reports by club secretary Mick Perks and treasurer John Shaw, the match secretary was pleased to report a very successful year of competitions. The previous year had seen an increased number of participants in club matches that had been held on a variety of different river and pool venues. In particular, the matches had been competed in a good spirit with many close finishes and indeed, the 11 club trophies had been won by 10 different people.

The club expressed their appreciation to Sue Troughton, the riparian owner of the stretch of the river Severn at Holdfast used by the club, and she was invited to present the trophies to the winners.

The picture below shows Sue Troughton presenting the Club Champion Cup to Lee Harman.




2018/19 Cup WinnersAGM Dennis

Club Champion Cup: Lee Harman

Spring League Shield: Chris Loveridge

Fitzwater Trophy: Richard Webster

Newtown Shield: Dennis Flanagan

John Perks Shield: Pete Roberts

Derek Evans Trophy: Steve Cox

Dick Oakley Shield: Dave HarrisAGM Richie

Roy Bouston Shield: Paul Lane

Ron Thomas Cup: Chris Loveridge & Nigel Bayliss

Winter League Shield: Lee Harman

Sue Troughton River Cup: Dick Oakley






Before you fish at Holdfast please check that your chosen peg is safe as the platforms can be disturbed or damaged by high river levels, passing boats and even passing people. Please report any pegs you consider unsafe to a committee member or via email to


Can all members please ensure that when fishing the Club water you clear and take away any rubbish you may have. Also, please take good care of the fish you catch by carefully unhooking and gently placing it in a fish friendly net.