Sunday 13th December 2020 – Fur and Feather – Willow Pool, Lower Broadheath Fishery

A few hardy members turned out on a persistently rainy day for their Fur&Feather match on the Willow pool at Broadheath fishery. Fortunately, the side of the pool pegged offered some shelter from a cutting wind. Ian Goddard got off to a good start in the first hour of the match by netting a ten pound carp caught on feeder fed maggots but, after catching no more carp, subsequently resorted to catching small roach on lighter pole tackle to make up his winning weight of 13-3-0. At the other end of the pool, Graham Rees also managed to catch a carp of over ten pounds using luncheon meat but, after continuing with such carp tactics for the rest of the match, was unable to add anything more to finish second with 10-10-0.  Chris Loveridge caught a couple of smaller carp on maggots to weight 9-10-0 for third place.


  1. Ian Goddard 13-3-0
  2. Graham Rees 10-10-0
  3. Chris Loveridge 9-10-0
  4. Frank Edwards 4-2-0
  5. John Shaw 3-10-0
  6. Mick Perks 3-8-0

Ian Goddard



MUAA Club Championship Points Table 2020/21

Leading the 2020/21 MUAA Club Championship is Ian Goddard with 88 points  ahead of Paul Lane on 66 points. In third place after a good season so far is Dave Green with 57 points who is 4 points ahead of Mick Perks in 4th. 

The MUAA Club Championship points table showing everyone who has won at least a point so far is reproduced below.

MUAA Club Championship Table 2020-21


Sunday 25th October 2020 – Winter League No.1 – Astwood Fishery

The first of the Winter League series was held on Buddleia pool at Astwood fisheries, a change of venue from the originally planned Tarrington Pool that was closed due to Covid restrictions.  Unfortunately for the fishing prospects, the venue was very busy as the pool was shared with anglers from another club. With the weather conditions somewhat showery, the fishing indeed turned out to be very disappointing compared to matches held on the same venue in previous seasons as most anglers this time had to struggle to tempt a few of the smaller fish.


However, the match turned out to be a very close contest with the first two places being just an ounce apart. Paul Lane managed to catch all sorts of silver fish, including a few nice sized ide on pole fished maggot to finish with a weight of 5-9-0. In contrast, Frank Edwards was rewarded with his persistence to catch a single carp on method fed sweetcorn to make up the bulk of his second place weight of 5-8-0. The remaining weights were made up of a variety of silver fish caught on maggots.


  1. Paul Lane 5-9-0
  2. Frank Edwards 5-8-0
  3. Ian Goddard 4-2-0
  4. John Shaw 3-10-0
  5. Graham Rees 2-2-0
  6. Mick Perks 1-8-0
  7. Chris Loveridge 0-11-0
  8. John Wagstaff 0-2-0

Sunday 18th October 2020 – River Series No.6 – River Severn – Holdfast

Following flooded conditions after the last match, the river Severn at Holdfast had dropped to a more normal level for this next match in the river series and conditions looked good on a calm, cloudy morning. Continuing his successful run of form, Pete Roberts used worm with maggot and castors in a feeder to catch a number of skimmer bream of about a pound each  to finish with a winning weight of 15-3-0. A little further upstream, Chris Loveridge used similar tactics to net 12-13-0 for second place while, in the next peg, Paul Lane was Pete Robertsclose behind with a net of skimmer bream to finish third with 11-1-0. During the match, a high tide caused the Severn to rise and reverse direction for a period to disrupt anglers.


  1. Pete Roberts 15-3-0
  2. Chris Loveridge 12-13-0
  3. Paul Lane 11-1-0
  4. Graham Rees 8-6-0
  5. Dave Green 4-0-0
  6. Mick Perks 3-9-0
  7. Ian Goddard 3-1-0
  8. John Wagstaff 2-12-0
  9. Dave Stretton 2-2-0
  10. John Shaw 1-15-0

Sunday 4th October 2020 – River Series No.4 – Roy Bouston Memorial Shield – River Severn – Holdfast

After prolonged rain the previous two days, a wet morning greeted Malvern Anglers for their Roy Bouston memorial match on the river Severn at Holdfast. Although the fishing platforms were clear of the water at the start, all were eventually submerged as the river rose rapidly during the match, leaving anglers to retreat further up the bank to fish from the steps. Despite this, fishing was quite good, as the results were much better than any previous matches this season that often suffered from low water conditions during the summer. Pete Roberts made the most of drawing a favoured peg at the upstream end of the stretch to catch several bream up to four pounds using worm bait with swim-feeder to finish with a winning weight of 24-11-0. At the other end of the stretch, Chris Loveridge used similar tactics to catch a big bream of about five pounds and a few smaller ones to finish second with 16-7-0. Meanwhile, Dave Pete RobertsGreen did well in a less favoured peg in the middle of the stretch to catch several smaller sized bream to finish third with a weight of 13-12-0. These top three received gift vouchers kindly donated by Ellen Reynolds (of Alans Tackle), the sister of Roy Bouston – a fondly remembered club member.


  1. Pete Roberts 24-11-0
  2. Chris Loveridge 16-7-0
  3. Dave Green 13-12-0
  4. Ian Goddard 6-12-0
  5. Dave Stretton 3-15-0
  6. Paul Lane 2-13-0
  7. Mick Perks 0-8-0
  8. John Shaw 0-7-0

Sunday 27th September 2020 – Richard Webster Memorial Shield  – River Severn – Red Roof Farm

The river Severn below Stourport at Red Roof farm was the venue for the third of Malvern Anglers river series matches and, in addition, the match was also fished for the Richard Webster memorial shield. Richard, who sadly died earlier this year ,was the match secretary of the club and he loved to fish this venue. Unfortunately, a combination of low clear, cold water with bright sunshine and a biting Northerly wind signalled poor prospects for fishing as indeed the catches were worse than feared. Most anglers struggled to get any bites and it was just a few very small fish that were caught. Paul Lane managed to catch about a dozen gudgeon to make up his winning weight of just 12 ounces, just ahead of Frank Edwards with slightly fewer gudgeon to weigh 9 ounces. Meanwhile, four gudgeon were enough to give John Shaw third place with just 3 ounces although he was annoyed to have lost a barbel during This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is webster-trophy.pngthe match that would certainly have been more than enough to win it.


  1. Paul Lane 0-12-0
  2. Frank Edwards 0-9-0
  3. John Shaw 0-3-0
  4. Chris Johnson 0-2-0
  5. John Wagstaff 0-2-0
  6. Graham Rees 0-2-0
  7. Dave Green 0-1-0
  8. Martin Elston 0-1-0

MUAA Club Championship Points Table 2020/21

After eight points amassing matches, the 2020/21 MUAA Club Championship table showing everyone who has won at least a point so far is reproduced below.  Leading the pack by some distance is the winner of the 2019/20 MUAA Club Championship Ian Goddard with 69 points ahead of Dave Green and Mick Perks who are both on 39 points.

MUAA Club Championship Table 2020-21

Sunday 13th September 2020 – Derek Evans Trophy – River Avon, Birlingham

The second of Malvern Anglers river series matches was held on the Avon at Birlingham. On a clear sunny day, river conditions were ominously clear with little flow – a sure indication that prospects of big catches were poor. Furthermore, the match was limited to float only in respect of the Derek Evans trophy that was also being fished for on this same occasion. With these conditions, most anglers found bites hard to comeThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is pete-roberts.png by but thankfully, there were a few small perch willing to feed and these fish dominated the winning weights. Leading the way, Pete Roberts managed to catch about twenty perch on worm bait to make up his winning weight to just 2-14-0. In the next peg downstream, perch also dominated the second place weight of Mick Perks with 2-2-0. Meanwhile, in the next two upstream pegs, Martin Elston narrowly beat John Shaw into third place with 1-10-0.



1.Pete Roberts 2-14-0

2. Mick Perks 2-2-0

3. Martin Elston 1-10-0

4. John Shaw 1-9-0

5. Dave Green 1-6-0

6. Chris Loveridge 0-3-0

7. Ian Goddard 0-2-0

7. Frank Edwards 0-2-0

7. Steve Williams 0-2-0

Sunday 6th September 2020 – River Severn – Holdfast

A cool, but pleasant morning greeted Malvern anglers for the first of their river series matches at Holdfast where the river Severn was flowing quite fast with a foot or so of extra water from mid-week rain. Although all anglers were able to catch some smaller roach, perch and skimmer bream, it was Dave Green who managed to catch the better sized bream. After initially starting with float Dave Greentackle to try and catch fish on an inside line, Dave eventually switched to more successful swim-feeder tactics by which he was able to catch a few better sized skimmers and a good sized bream of over three pounds to boost his winning weight to 9-0-0. Some way behind, Chris Loveridge narrowly beat Ian Goddard by an ounce to gain second place with a weight of 4-14-0.


  1. Dave Green 9-0-0
  2. Chris Loveridge 4-14-0
  3. Ian Goddard 4-13-0
  4. Mick Perks 3-3-0
  5. Steve Williams 2-6-0
  6. Graham Rees 2-3-0
  7. John Shaw 2-2-0

MUAA Club Championship Points Table 2020/21

After six points amassing matches, the 2020/21 MUAA Club Championship table showing everyone who has won at least a point so far is reproduced below.  Leading the pack by some distance is the winner of the 2019/20 MUAA Club Championship Ian Goddard with 57 points ahead of Paul Lane who has 33 points. Following a good run of form is John Wagstaff in third place with 32 points.

MUAA Club Championship Table 2020-21

Sunday 23rd August 2020 – River Severn – Holdfast

After midweek rain, the river Severn carried some extra water and colour for the Malvern Anglers match at Holdfast. After reports in the week of decent catches of fish being made the competitors were looking forward optimistically for better nets of fish. However, bites were sporadic although the odd decent skimmer was caught by most anglers throughout the match. Fishing from Peg number 18, Ian Goddard caught several bream and skimmers on ground bait feeder Ian Goddardand red maggot to weigh in 9lb 10oz to bag first place. In second place came last weeks winner John Wagstaff fishing from Peg number 15 who caught a number of skimmers and eels to weigh in 4lb 1oz. In third place came Graham Rees who weighed in 3lb 8oz with a few skimmers caught with legered red maggot and several bleak caught on the whip and was exactly 1oz ahead of Steve Williams in 4th place.


  1. Ian Goddard 9-10-0
  2. John Wagstaff 4-1-0
  3. Graham Rees 3-8-0
  4. Steve Williams 3-7-0
  5. Mick Perks 2-2-0
  6. Chris Loveridge DNW

Sunday 16th August 2020 – River Severn – Holdfast

After some thundery rain on previous days, the river Severn at Holdfast carried some colour for the Malvern Anglers match, yet the river level still remained quite low.  Although no eels had been seen in any of the previous matches, the coloured water was a signal for eels to feed and they were caught by most anglers throughout the match. However, on the upstream end peg, John Wagstaff managed to avoid the eels and caught several nice sized skimmers and a bream of about JWthree pounds on swim-feeder with maggots bait to return a winning weight of 13 pounds. At the other end of the stretch, in-form Ian Goddard also managed to find a few bream amongst the eels to finish second with a weight of 9-2-0. Meanwhile, in the middle of the stretch, having initially caught a few eels on swim-feeder, John Shaw switched to float fishing closer in to catch about a dozen small perch and a few small roach to make up his third place weight of 4-7-0.


  1. John Wagstaff 13-0-0
  2. Ian Goddard 9-2-0
  3. John Shaw 4-7-0
  4. Paul Lane 3-5-0
  5. Chris Loveridge 3-1-0
  6. Frank Edwards 2-15-0
  7. Steve Williams 0-6-0

Sunday 2nd August 2020 – Ron Thomas Memorial Trophy – Holdfast

As it has been from the start of the season, with the river level at Holdfast continuing to be extremely low with little flow, Malvern Anglers found fish were somewhat reluctant to feed, this time for their Ron Thomas memorial trophy match. As in previous matches, Ian Goddard managed to nose ahead of the competition with a winning weight of 5-1-0, featuring a couple of skimmer bream of about a pound in addition to some perch and smaller fish caught on swim-feeder with maggots Ian Goddardand worms bait. Not far behind, with a second place weight of 4-12-0, Dave Green caught a number of chunky perch and smaller fish using float fished maggots and worms. Meanwhile, Chris Loveridge had a few perch and small skimmers on swim-feeder to finish third with 3-5-0, just a few ounces ahead of Pete Roberts using similar tactics.


  1. Ian Goddard 5-1-0
  2. Dave Green 4-12-0
  3. Chris Loveridge 3-5-0
  4. Pete Roberts 3-1-0
  5. John Wagstaff 1-8-0
  6. Frank Edwards 1-5-0
  7. Steve Williams 0-12-0
  8. Graham Rees 0-7-0
  9. Mick Perks 0-5-0
  10. John Shaw 0-2-0

Sunday 19th July 2020 – Dick Oakley Shield – Holdfast

While the weather was pleasantly sunny for a good turn out of Malvern Anglers, the river remained desperately  low and clear for their Dick Oakley Shield match. Although this match was limited to leger only methods, it probably would not have mattered much on the day whatever method was used, as the fish were again reluctant to feed. Anglers struggled for bites with just a few perch, roach and small bream being caught. Once again, Ian Goddard led the field with a winning weight of just 2-6-0 that included a skimmer bream and some perch caught on maggot Ianand worm baits. Some way behind, Dave Green included some perch in his second place weight of 1-3-0 just ahead third place Paul Lane with 1-2-0 then followed by several others with similarly small catches.


  1. Ian Goddard 2-6-0
  2. Dave Green 1-3-0
  3. Paul Lane 1-2-0
  4. John Wagstaff 0-14-0
  5. Chris Johnson 0-14-0
  6. Steve Williams 0-13-0
  7. John Shaw 0-12-0
  8. Graham Rees 0-10-0
  9. Dave Harris 0-7-0
  10. Martin Elston 0-1-0

Sunday 5th July 2020 –  John Perks Trophy – Holdfast.

Nine hardy anglers turned up to compete for the John Perks Trophy on a day with unusually high westerly winds blowing in from the hills. Following the Coronavirus friendly draw, anglers settled into their selected pegs but, as per the the previous match at Holdfast, soon found that the match was going to be tough going. Again, a number of  anglers opted to fish for smaller fish in the margins although it was through the usual swimfeeeder tactics from Peg 6 that brought Ian Goddard his first victory of the new season. Ian weighed in a respectable mixed bag of 3lb 1oz mainly made up of a couple of skimmers and a perch and several small fish caught mostly with maggot bait presented on the swimfeeder rig. Ian's BagIn second place came Dave Stretton on Peg 13 with a hard fought 2lb 10oz bag of bits. In 3rd from peg 14 came the winner of the previous match Paul Lane with 1lb 12oz of of small fish.


  1. Ian Goddard 3-1-0
  2. Dave Stretton 2-10-0
  3. Paul Lane 1-12-0
  4. Frank Edwards 1-10-0
  5. Mick Perks 1-8-0
  6. Dave Green 1-2-0
  7. Luke Richards 0-13-0
  8. Steve Williams 0-7-0
  9. Graham Rees 0-4-0

Sunday 21st June 2020 –  Newtown Shield – Holdfast.

This was the first match undertaken since the coronavirus outbreak and was carried out with new club rules implemented to ensure government social distancing regulations could be complied with.

A good turn out of 17 anglers gathered in the car park in time for the match steward to carry out the draw. Anglers settled into their selected pegs but soon found that the match was going to be tough going with very little being caught on the usual feeder techniques deployed at Holdfast. After a while, several anglers opted to fish for smaller fish in the margins and this method proved to be the successful choice for Paul Lane who fished a waggler to snaffle a mixed bag of small fish to win Paulthe match with a weight of 2lb 4oz. In 2nd place came Club Secretary Mick Perks who persevered with the feeder to weigh in 1lb 14oz mostly made up of one skimmer and one chub. MUAA Club Chairman Ian Goddard came 3rd with a hard earned 1lb 0oz of bits winkled out using a whip while using maggot as bait.


1. Paul Lane 2-4-0
2. Mick Perks 1-14-0
3. Ian Goddard 1-0-0
4. Graham Rees 0-14-0
5. Pete Roberts 0-13-0
6. Dave Harris 0-12-0
7. Dave Stretton 0-8-0
8. Cameron Lane and Martin Elston 0-6-0
10. Luke Richards 0-5-0

Sunday 15th March 2020 –  Spring League No.2 – Millpool, Tarrington.

The second of the Spring league matches saw a good turn out of Malvern Anglers to fish the Mill pool at Tarrington. This match was limited to “silver fish only” as this venue is known to contain plenty of small roach and skimmer bream as well as some larger specimens, including big perch. As in recent weeks, the weather included heavy rain at the start of the match and a cool wind. Although prospects of good catches initially appeared to be good, this turned out to be optimistic as anglers found fish somewhat finicky with long periods without many bites. In order to tempt a few more fish, Dave Stretton used very light pole tackle with a very small hook and single maggot bait to catch numerous small roach, gudgeon and skimmer bream to finish with a winning weight of 8-2-0. Second place Dave HarrisDave S used similar tactics to finish a close second with a weight of 7-13-0. Meanwhile, Chris Loveridge used slightly heavier tackle with conventional rod and line to land a nice bream of about 3 pounds that made up the bulk of his third place weight of 5-4-0.


  1. Dave Stretton 8-2-0
  2. Dave Harris 7-13-0
  3. Chris Loveridge 5-4-0
  4. Mike Cluley 5-3-0
  5. Nigel Bayliss 5-2-0
  6. Frank Edwards 4-7-0
  7. Paul Lane 4-7-0
  8. Roly Baldwin 3-13-0
  9. Neil Gardiner 3-11-0
  10. Lee Harman 3-9-0

Sunday 8th March 2020 –  Spring League No.1 – Sycamore Pool, Lower Broadheath Fishery

Lee Harman continued his winning streak from the Winter league into the first of Malvern Angler’s Spring league contests on Sycamore pool at Broadheath fisheries. On a somewhat showery and cool day, fishing on this normally prolific venue was disappointing as most anglers struggled to get bites. The results were dominated by a few good sized carp and indeed Lee managed to Leecatch four carp from four to six pounds on sweetcorn bait to win the match with just 19-9-0. Not far behind, Dave Stretton also managed to catch some carp on luncheon meat to finish second with 17-3-0, while Nigel Bayliss had three carp to claim third place with 14-14-0.


  1. Lee Harman 19-9-0
  2. Dave Stretton 17-3-0
  3. Nigel Bayliss 14-14-0
  4. Paul Lane 12-15-0
  5. Mick Cluley 11-14-0
  6. Ken Yates 10-8-0
  7. Clive Harman 8-1-0
  8. Frank Edwards 6-9-0
  9. Neil Gardiner 5-1-0
  10. Dick Oakley 1-13-0

MUAA Club Championship Points Table 2019/20

The winner of the 2019/20 MUAA Club Championship is MUAA Club Chairman Ian Goddard with 115 points narrowly beating Lee Harman who came second with 114 points. Chris Loveridge came 3rd spot with 97 points. The full table showing everyone who has won at least a point is reproduced below.

MUAA Club Championship 2019

MUAA Club Winter League Points Table 2019/20

After a close finish to the Winter League, the champion for the 2019/20 season is Lee Harman with 33 points narrowly squeezing out Ian Goddard with who finished with 31 points. As an indication of how close the Winter League was, MUAA Club Secretary Mick Perks, Steve Warren, and Chris Loveridge all finished with 29 points.  The final full table showing everyone who has won at least a point is reproduced below. Note that in accordance with the Winter League rules, the worst 2 results for each angler have been dropped to give the scores in the final table below.

MUAA Winter League Table

Sunday 23rd February 2020 –  Winter League No.6 – Astwood Fishery, Stoke Prior

After the wet and stormy conditions in recent matches, Malvern Anglers were pleased to have a relatively dry day on Budlia pool at Astwood fishery for their final Winter league match. While there are some big carp in this pool, this match was restricted to silver fish only and it turned out to be quite a good day for this contest with all anglers catching various types of fish including gudgeon, perch, roach, ide, bream, tench and small barbel. Although a strong wind started to make fishing conditions more difficult during the match, Lee Harman was able to continue pole fishing with maggot bait to catch a good number of silver fish for his impressive winning weight of 21-4-0. In an adjacent peg, Ian Goddard use similar tactics to finish Leesecond with 13-13-0 while Clive Harman used rod and line with waggler to finish third with 10-11-0. In conclusion to this close run series, where several contestants were within a couple of points prior to this match,  Lee’s final victory ensured that he finished as overall Winner. The match was also held for the Ron Thomas memorial trophy that had to be postponed because of river conditions earlier in the season.


1. Lee Harman 21-4-0

2. Ian Goddard 13-13-0

3. Clive Harman 10-11-0

4. Nigel Bayliss 9-8-0

5. John Shaw 8-3-0

6. Chris Loveridge 5-13-0

7. Mick Perks 4-13-0

Sunday 9th February 2020 –  Winter League No.5 – Court Farm Fishery, Deblin’s Green

Malvern Anglers were confronted with gale force winds and torrential rain for their fifth Winter league match at Court farm fishery. Indeed the wind was so strong that only the upwind half of the pool could be pegged because it was impossible to fish in the face of such fierce wind and rain. Consequently methods were limited to mainly leger and swimfeeder with no chance of seeing anything other than the strongest of bites. Nevertheless, in spite of the horrendous weather, some fish were caught. Mastering the conditions, Frank Edwards managed to catch several carp using dead maggot bait to finish with a winning weight of 19-9-0. Second place John Shaw managed to catch four carp on sweetcorn and maggot to finish second with 14-7-0, while Chris Loveridge also used similar bait to catch four slightly smaller carp to put him in third place with a weight of 13-1-0.


1. Frank Edwards 19-9-0

2. John Shaw 14-7-0

3. Chris Loveridge 13-1-0

4. Steve Warren 11-14-0

5. Ian Goddard 7-6-0

6. Dick Oakley 6-10-0

7. Mick Cluley 4-8-0

8. Lee Harman 3-9-0

9. Dave Stretton 1-9-0

Sunday 26th January 2020 –  Winter League No.4 – Ash Pool, Lower Broadheath Fishery

After a few weeks break over the Christmas and New Year period, Malvern Anglers resumed their winter league matches with this one on Ash pool at Broadheath fisheries. Although the weather at the start of the match was reasonably mild and dry, conditions deteriorated through the match with heavy rain and an increasing cold wind. Fishing results were also very disappointing for most as the bigger fish were reluctant to feed in most pegs. On the other hand, Mick Cluley who was drawn in a quiet end peg, had a very good day when he used pole fished bread to M.Cluleytemp several big carp to finish the runaway winning weight of 39-12-0. On the opposite side of the pool, Mick Perks had to use lighter tackle with maggot bait to catch some smaller carp and roach to make up his second place weight of 9-11-0 while third place Lee Harman used similar tactics to catch a small carp, perch and roach for his weight of 6-5-0. The remaining weights from the rest of the competitors were made up of mainly of small roach and perch.


  1. Mick Cluley 39-14-0
  2. Mick Perks 9-11-0
  3. Lee Harman 6-5-0
  4. Ian Goddard 3-8-0
  5. Chris Loveridge 2-12-0
  6. Steve Warren 1-14-0
  7. John Shaw 1-4-0
  8. Dave Stretton 1-4-0
  9. Neil Gardiner 1-1-0
  10. Dick Oakley 0-11-0

Sunday 15th December 2019 – Fur and Feather – Broadheath Fishery, Lower Broadheath.

On a cold but bright morning with occasional showers, Malvern Anglers enjoyed a barbeque breakfast before fishing their Fur & feather match on Willow and Old pools at Broadheath fisheries. With such weather conditions and an influx of cold coloured water from overnight heavy rain, big catches from this previously prolific venue were not expected this time. Indeed, fishing was patchy as anglers in some parts struggled to find any fish while others did much better. One of the lucky ones pegged on the Old pool was Lee Harman who managed to land a carp of nearly fifteen pounds on light pole tackle and together with some smaller carp was able to set a winning weight of 36-8-0.  In a nearby peg, Mike Clueley managed to land Leethree carp of over seven pounds to finish second with 22-10-0 but was somewhat disappointed that he lost three other carp that might have won the match for him. Meanwhile, leading the weights on Willow pool, Steve Warren caught a number of small carp of about a pound each to finish overall third with 13-15-0.


  1. Lee Harman 36-8-0
  2. Mike Clueley 22-10-0
  3. Steve Warren 13-15-0
  4. Ian Goddard 11-7-0
  5. Colin Shaw 5-2-0
  6. Nigel Bayliss 4-12-0
  7. Chris Loveridge 4-4-0
  8. Mick Perks 4-2-0
  9. Ken Yates 1-3-0
  10. John Shaw 1-0-0

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Sunday 24th November 2019 – Winter League No.3 – Buddleia Pool, Astwood Fishery, Stoke Prior.

After heavy rain the previous day, Malvern Anglers were pleased to get dry but dull weather for their third Winter League match, this time on Buddleia Pool at Astwood fishery. Although most anglers were able to catch silver fish mainly consisting of a few roach, perch and skimmer bream, the winning weights were dominated by the anglers who were lucky enough to land the occasional big carp. Indeed, while set up with light tackle using maggots to catch silver fish, Lee Harman was surprised to hook into a large carp over twelve pounds but skilfully managedLee to land it and thereby boost his total weight to win with 22-8-0. Similarly, Graham Rees was able to net an even bigger carp of over thirteen pounds to boost his total weight to 18-4-0 and finish in second place. Meanwhile, Steve Warren added two carp of about four pounds to his other silver fish for his third place weight of 16-6-0.


  1. Lee Harman 22-8-0
  2. Graham Rees 18-4-0
  3. Steve Warren 16-6-0
  4. Ian Goddard 10-8-0
  5. Nigel Bayliss 10-0-0
  6. Mick Perks 6-8-0
  1. Paul Lane 6-8-0
  2. Frank Edwards 6-2-0
  3. John Shaw 5-8-0
  1. Chris Loveridge 5-8-0

Sunday 10th November 2019 – Winter League No.2 – Willow Pool, Broadheath Fishery.

After frosty then and very wet weather the day before, a good turn out of Malvern Anglers were very pleased to have a dry day to fish their second Winter League match on Willow Pool at Broadheath fisheries. Compared to the bumper weights that were caught at this venue in their charity match a few weeks ago, the results were much lower in the Winter-like water temperature and generally bites were few and far between. Nevertheless, there were a few good fish caught and, apart from the winning weight of 48-13-0 by Paul Lane, results were very tight between the rest of the field.  Paul’s winning weight was composed of a few very big carp Paulup to about ten pounds caught on pole fished luncheon meat. A long way behind with a weight of 18-7-0, second place Steve Warren caught a few smaller carp on a combination of baits while close behind him in third place, Mick Perks had a few carp on maggots.


  1. Paul Lane 48-13-0
  2. Steve Warren 18-7-0
  3. Mick Perks 17-9-0
  4. Frank Edwards 16-12-0
  5. John Shaw 16-2-0
  6. Lee Harman 16-0-0
  7. Neil Gardiner 10-10-0
  8. Dave Stretton 10-5-0
  9. Chris Loveridge 10-5-0
  10. Roly Baldwin 9-15-0