River Series No.5 – Holdfast – Sunday 16th February.
Please note that the competition planned for Holdfast on Sunday has been cancelled due to high river levels.
MUAA Match Secretary Richard Webster
It is with great sadness 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.
Please note that the next committee meeting will not take place until the end of Feb 2020. If any member has any issues to be raised before then, please contact Mick Perks (MchlPerks6@aol.com). In addition, if any member would like to be considered for a position on the committee which administers the club on behalf of the membership, please register your interest with Mick.
The swims have been under water for several weeks and may well be damaged and covered in silt when they eventually reappear. The committee considers Holdfast as unsafe to fish currently. A further assessment will be carried out early in the New Year.
Ron Thomas Trophy
Note that the Ron Thomas trophy will be fished for during the Winter League No.6 competition at Astwood fishery on 23rd February 2020.
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 Winners
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 Harris
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 mchlPerks6@aol.com
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.