Sunday 10th March 2019 – Spring League No.1 – Ash Pool, Lower Broadheath Fishery

Ash pool at Broadheath fishery was the venue for the first of Malvern Anglers series of Spring league. However, the weather to welcome the good turn out of competitors was more befitting of winter, with sleet showers and a strong cold wind. Indeed the wind, sometimes gale force, was a major factor in limiting the fishing methods that were possible and the ability to see bites. For the most part, anglers were limited to using short quiver tip rods with ledger or feeder tactics. Nevertheless, in spite of the challenging conditions, there were some good fish caught. Leading the field, Shaun Taylor used a method feeder with maggot bait to net several carp up to about ten pounds to finish with an impressive 54-9-0. Some way behind, Ian Goddard combatted the strong wind with a very short feeder rod with maggot bait to net several smaller carp to finish second with 21-10-0, just ahead of Frank Edwards’ carp bag of 20-2-0 on the opposite side of the pool.


  1. Shaun Taylor 54-9-0
  2. Ian Goddard 21-10-0
  3. Frank Edwards 20-12-0
  4. Nigel Bayliss 12-4-0
  5. Graham Rees 11-5-0
  6. Mick Perks 10-6-0
  7. Steve Warren 9-15-0
  8. Lee Harman 9-13-0
  9. John Shaw 7-0-0
  10. Dick Oakley 2-3-0





MUAA 2018/19 Season Trophy Winners

Listed in the table below are the trophy winners for the 2018/19 season. Congratulations to all concerned. Trophies will be presented to the winners at the MUAA Annual General Meeting being held at the Newtown Club, Newtown Road, Malvern on Thursday 25th April at 7.30pm

MUAA Winners


MUAA Club Championship Points Table

Below is the final MUAA Club Championship Points table for the 2018/19 season. Despite finding the going tough during the final match of the season at Willow Farm (see report below) Lee Harman has secured the Championship with 123 points ahead of Chris Loveridge with 116 points who was just one point ahead of Nigel Bayliss in third.

MUAA Club Championship 2019



2018/19 Winter River League – Sue Troughton Shield

Sunday 3rd March saw the final match in the Winter River League Competition for 2018/19. The Turnout for the day, saw six Competitors turning up at Holdfast to do battle  despite the impending arrival of storm Freya. The river Severn looked in good condition  running low, slow and clear with the result deciding who would become the Winter River League champion.

Two splendid nets of bream were tempted by Paul Lane and Chris Loveridge who also caught 2 decent chub from down the inside edge (and lost a third). Frank Edwards also did well catching 23lb of bream but the day belonged to MUAA club veteran Dick Oakley. Dick came 4th on the day but his earlier form and with the countback included (where the worst result is dropped from the final results table) secured him the title of 2018/19 Winter River League Champion and the Sue Troughton Shield.


  1. Paul Lane              Peg 3     36lb 0oz
  2. Chris Loveridge  Peg 5     29lb 8oz
  3. Frank Edwards    Peg 14   23lb 0oz
  4. Dick Oakley          Peg 11    3lb 2oz










Above, Paul Lane (left) with his winning net of bream and Winter River League Champion Dick Oakley.

Final Table

Winter River League 2018-2019
Name Points Weight
1st Dick Oakley 38 pts 6lb 12oz
2nd Paul Lane 37 pts 37lb 01oz
3rd Chris Loveridge 33 pts 30lb 16oz
4th Frank Edwards 27 pts 23lb 10oz
5th Martin Elston 13 pts 1lb 03oz
6th Steve Warren 5 pts  
7th Steve Davies 2 pts  
8th Nigel Bayliss 2 pts  
9th Gary Kennett 1 pts  


Winter League Table

With the final Winter League match at Willow Farm fishery having taken place, the resulting Winter League table (with the “count back” calculation included to allow for the best of 4 results from the 6 matches) is published below. The series of matches resulted in a close finish but despite blanking at the final match, Lee Harmen secured the Winter League title with 31 points from Frank Edwards with 29 points. In third place is Nigel Bayliss on 27 points.


MUAA Winter League 2018-2019
Leader Board
Name Points Weight
1st Lee Harman 31 pts 94lb.02oz
2nd Frank Edwards 29 pts 39lb.03oz
3rd Nigel Bayliss 27 pts 30lb.15oz
4th Ian Goddard 26 pts 20lb.06oz
5th Chris Loveridge 26 pts 19lb.15oz
6th Paul Lane 22 pts 23lb.06oz
7th Dave Harris 19 pts 17lb.06oz
8th Steve Warren 19 pts 14lb.08oz
9th Shaun Taylor 18 pts 56lb.05oz
10th John Shaw 18 pts 31lb.15oz
11th Ken Yates 14 pts 23lb.08oz
12th Mick Perks 13 pts 18lb.12oz
13th Dick Oakley 11 pts 16lb.00oz
14th Richard Webster 10 pts 16lb.11oz
15th Clive Harman 6 pts 12lb.06oz
16th Graham Rees 6 pts 9lb.10oz
17th John Myers 5 pts 0lb.01oz
18th Ryan Cooper 1 pts 5lb.00oz


Sunday 24th February 2019 – Winter League No.6 – Willow Farm, Near Evesham

After a foggy start, a warm sunny February day welcomed Malvern Anglers for their final Winter league match at Willow farm, near Evesham. Unfortunately, the fishing result did not match up to the weather conditions, with far the lowest weights of the series being returned. Just two small bream totalling 2-5-0, caught on method feeder,  were enough to claim first place for Frank Edwards. John Shaw was surprised to finish second after catching just eight small fish on float fished single maggot to weigh 0-10-0. Chris Loveridge had some even smaller fish to finish third with 0-5-0, while the remaining competitors struggled to get a bite.


  1. Frank Edwards 2-5-0
  2. John Shaw 0-10-0
  3. Chris Loveridge 0-5-0
  4. Nigel Bayliss 0-4-0
  5. Ian Goddard 0-2-0
  6. Steve Warren 0-1-0
  7. John Myers 0-1-0










Sunday 10th February 2019 – Winter League No.5 – Court Farm Fishery, Callow End

Malvern Anglers gathered for their fifth Winter league match at Court farm pool in Callow End. After overnight rain cleared during the first part of the match, a cold wind set in that made conditions difficult for some. Once again,  fishing was patchy with some anglers on one end of the pool catching very little, while others managed better bags. Once again, last time winner Lee Harman led the way with about ten carp up to four pounds caught on pole fished maggots to win with a weight of 27-7-0 from a corner peg. On the other side of the pool, Nigel Bayliss confronted the strong head wind with a catch of eight carp and a perch to finish second with 20-10-0 while Shaun Taylor in the next peg faced similar conditions to finish with a similar bag of carp weighing 18-14-0 for third place.


  1. Lee Harman 27-7-0
  2. Nigel Bayliss 20-10-0
  3. Shaun Taylor 18-14-0
  4. Chris Loveridge 15-1-0
  5. Graham Rees 9-10-0
  6. Mick Perks 6-2-0
  7. Dick Oakley 5-7-0
  8. Frank Edwards 4-13-0
  9. Ian Goddard 3-6-0






Sunday 27th January 2019 – Winter League No.4 – Lower Broadheath Fishery

A cold day with a particularly strong wind faced Malvern Anglers for their fourth Winter League match on Sycamore pool at Broadheath fishery. While some anglers were lucky to draw pegs partially sheltered from the wind, others faced the teeth of the wind that made fishing difficult with bites almost impossible to detect. Nevertheless, Lee Harman, who was drawn in a favoured corner peg, managed to catch consistently throughout the match using swim feeder with maggot bait to net a dozen nice sized carp to finish with a winning weight of 53-7-0.   Along the more open and windier side of the pool, John Shaw used swim feeder with worm bait to finish second with a 26-7-0 net that included a nice sized bream and some carp, including one of over ten pounds. Meanwhile, on the more sheltered side of the pool, Frank Edwards had some smaller carp to weigh 12-2-0 for third place, just ahead of Steve Warren with a similar net of fish for 10-14-0.


  1. Lee Harman 53-7-0
  2. John Shaw 26-7-0
  3. Frank Edwards 12-2-0
  4. Steve Warren 10-14-0
  5. Ian Goddard 2-12-0
  6. Chris Loveridge 2-7-0







Sunday 19th December 2018 – Fur and Feather – Lower Broadheath Fishery

A bright, sunny morning welcomed a good number of Malvern Anglers for their much anticipated Fur & Feather match at Broadheath fisheries. After an appetising barbeque breakfast of bacon and sausage baps, anglers set off to their pegs on the Ash pool. However, after the two previously very cold days, anglers were confronted with some thin, patchy ice in their swims. Given the very cold water conditions, it was not surprising that fish were reluctant to feed and indeed many anglers failed to catch. In such conditions, it was a single carp of about seven pounds that was enough to win the match and the angler in this case was Steve Davies who luckily foul hooked the fish in the tail fin, remarkably with a small hook and light tackle that consequently took him some time to land the fish. However, the best performance of the match was certainly from Paul Lane who managed to catch nice net of small roach on maggots and worms to finish second with 5-15-0, leaving the Clive Harman’s single carp 4-15-0 in third place and Nigel Bayliss’ single carp of 2-4-0 in fourth place.


  1. Steve Davies 7-4-0
  2. Paul Lane 5-15-0
  3. Clive Harman 4-15-0
  4. Nigel Bayliss 2-4-0
  5. Alan Perry 1-6-0
  6. Lee Harman 1-5-0
  7. John Shaw 1-0-0
  8. Ken Yates 0-14-0
  9. Chris Loveridge 0-5-0


MUAA F&F group photo.JPG


Sunday 25th November 2018 – Winter League 3 – Willow Pool, Lower Broadheath

The third of Malvern Angler’s series of Winter league matches at Willow pool of Broadheath fisheries attracted another good turn out of competitors. Unfortunately, the continuing cold spell of weather, with a chilling Easterly wind, resulted in catches being less than expected, as most anglers struggled for bites. However, having been absent from the clubs matches for more than a year, Shaun Taylor returned to draw a favoured corner peg where he was able to exploit his luck by catching several carp on feeder fished maggots to finish with a runaway winning weight of 37-7-0. Fishing further along the side of the pool, second place Ken Yates used similar tactics to weigh in 15-9-0 of carp, while anglers on each side of him failed to catch. In another corner peg, Mick Perks lost several good fish but managed to land two carp to weigh 12-10-0 for third place.


  1. Shaun Taylor 37-7-0
  2. Ken Yates 15-9-0
  3. Mick Perks 12-10-0
  4. Frank Edwards 11-2-0
  5. Paul Lane 10-1-0
  6. Dick Oakley 9-11-0
  7. Nigel Bayliss 9-6-0
  8. Clive Harman 6-8-0
  9. Richard Webster 6-1-0
  10. Lee Harman 4-10-0





Sunday 18th November 2018 – Winter League 2 – Hartleton Pool, Upton Bishop.

A bright sunny morning at Hartleton pool near Ross greeted a good turn out of Malvern Anglers for their second winter league match. Unfortunately, after a mild week, a sudden drop in temperature overnight and a cold Easterly wind made fishing harder than expected, as most anglers struggled to get a few bites from the mainly small fish. However, fishing in a the shallower bay of the pool, Dave Harris used ground bait to attract a small shoal of roach and perch that he was able to catch with pole fished maggot throughout the match to finish with a winning weight of 5-8-0. Meanwhile, in the deeper end of the pool, Lee Harman used pole fished worm bait to tempt a number of better sized roach to finish second with a weight of 3-13-0, just ahead of nearby competitors Paul Lane with 3-11-0 and Steve Warren with 3-9-0.

Results:Dave Harris

  1. Dave Harris 5-8-0
  2. Lee Harman 3-13-0
  3. Paul Lane 3-11-0
  4. Steve Warren 3-9-0
  5. Chris Loveridge 1-15-0
  6. Nigel Bayliss 1-7-0
  7. Ian Goddard 1-3-0
  8. Frank Edwards 1-1-0
  9. Dick Oakley 0-14-0
  10. Richard Webster 0-9-0






Sunday 28th October 2018 – Winter League No.1 – Tarrington Pool, Tarrington

After being very cold and wet on the previous day, a good turn out of Malvern anglers were pleased to see the sun shining for the first of their Winter league contest at Tarrington pool. However, a cold Northerly wind made conditions difficult for some anglers at one side of the pool. In contrast, for those lucky enough to draw a peg on the other side, it was sheltered and pleasantly warm in the sunshine and this is where Ian Goddard enjoyed using pole tactics with red maggot to catch a good net of roach, topped up by a bonus perch of about two pounds to give him a winning weight of 12-15-0.  In another favoured peg in the sunshine, Dave Harris used similar tactics to catch roach and skimmers to finish second with a weight of 11-14-0 while Paul Lane in the adjacent peg finished third with 9-10-0. Other weights were all very close and overall it turned out to be a very good contest, given the cold conditions.

Results:Ian Tarrington 2018

  1. Ian Goddard 12-15-0
  2. Dave Harris 11-14-0
  3. Paul Lane 9-10-0
  4. Richard Webster 9-8-0
  5. Nigel Bayliss 8-10-0
  6. Ken Yates 7-15-0
  7. Frank Edwards 7-9-0
  8. Clive Harman 5-14-0
  9. Lee Harman 5-2-0
  10. Ryan Cooper 5-0-0
  11. John Shaw 4-14-0










Sunday 21st October 2018 – Wye Cup – River Wye, Bishopswood

After heavy rain and flooded conditions last week, the river Wye level at Bishopwood had dropped enough for Malvern Anglers to fish their Wye cup match in memory of Ron Thomas who was Wye champion some years ago but sadly deceased recently. However, in bright sunny conditions, with the river flowing fast and clear, anglers found it difficult at first to catch anything other than minnows. Nevertheless, Nigel Bayliss managed to catch small dace throughout the match by trotting a float with maggots through a steady swim to accumulate a weight of 6-7-0. Meanwhile, after trying for bigger fish for most of the match with ledger tactics, Chris Loveridge found that dace had started to feed in his swim and so switched to float fishing with maggots to catch some nice sized dace that by the end of the match amounted to exactly the same weight as Nigel, therefore sharing first place. Upstream of these two, not much else was caught except for a chub caught by John Shaw to gain him third place.


1.Nigel Bayliss & Chris Loveridge 6-7-0

3. John Shaw 1-14-0

4. Lee Harman 0-8-0


Nigel and Chris on the Wye 2018



Sunday 14th October 2018 – Roy Bouston Memorial Shield – River Severn, Holdfast

In spite of persistent heavy rain, a good number of Malvern Anglers braved the conditions to fish for the Roy Bouston memorial shield on the River Severn at Holdfast. Roy was a fondly remembered member who loved to fish the river with the club. After heavy rain in previous days in Wales, the river level started to rise quickly throughout the match but remained fishable, although in most pegs anglers struggled in the conditions to get a few bites. Nevertheless, having drawn his favourite peg towards the downstream end of the stretch, Paul Lane managed to catch a few good sized bream using a heavy swim-feeder rig with maggot and worm bait to weigh in an impressive 22-8-0. Having just re-joined the club after several years of absence, Steve Davies showed that he still remembered how to fish the water by catching a bream of about five pounds and a few other smaller ones to weigh in 13-14-0 for second place. Meanwhile, Steve Warren was frustrated to have lost a lot of big fish that would have boosted his remaining weight of 6-11-0 beyond third place.

Results:PL Roy Bouston 2018

  1. Paul Lane 22-8-0
  2. Steve Davies 13-14-0
  3. Steve Warren 6-11-0
  4. Dave Harris 5-11-0
  5. John Shaw 3-12-0
  6. Lee Harman 2-11-0
  7. Frank Edwards 2-4-0
  8. Dick Oakley 2-0-0
  9. Nigel Bayliss 1-13-0

Left: Winner Paul Lane and below a group photo of those who attended the Roy Bouston Memorial Shield match.


Roy Bouston Group










Sunday 30th September 2018 – Pairs Match – River Avon, Cropthorne

With a cold morning, Northerly winds and clear water conditions on the river Avon at Cropthorne, Malvern Anglers were somewhat pessimistic about catches for their third pairs match of the season. Indeed, all but a few small fish were very reluctant as all anglers struggled to catch much weight. Nevertheless, in the bottom peg of the match, despite being bothered by a pike taking some of his fish,  Nigel Bayliss was able to accumulate a number of small perch, chub, roach and gudgeon to weigh in 3-8-0. At the other end of the match, Lee Harman was also bothered by a pike but had a similar selection of small fish to weigh in 2-2-0. Meanwhile, Paul Lane had a nice sized chub to make up his weight of 1-10-0 but could have won the match had he landed a big barbel that broke his pole elastic. In the pairs places, Nigel Bayliss’ weigh alone was enough to win, while Lee Harman & Graham Rees were second.


Individual ResultsNigel

1. Nigel Bayliss 3-8-0

2. Lee Harman 2-2-0

3. Paul Lane 1-10-0

4. Chris Loveridge 1-6-0

5. Clive Harman 0-12-0

6. John Shaw 0-10-0

7. (tied) John Wagstaff 0-7-0

7. (tied) Dick Oakley 0-7-0

7. (tied) Graham Rees 0-7-0


Pairs Results

1. Nigel Bayliss & Dave Crowley 3-8-0

2. Lee Harman & Graham Rees 2-9-0

3. Paul Lane & John Wagstaff 2-1-0

4. Clive Harman & John Shaw 1-6-0

4. Chris Loveridge & Vince Crowley 1-6-0

6. Dick Oakley & Pete Roberts 0-7-0



Sunday 2nd September 2018 – Away Day – River Severn, Red Roof Farm

A warm but mainly cloudy September morning greeted Malvern Anglers for their away day match on the river Severn at Red Roof farm near Stourport. However, very low river levels with clear water and a lot of big boats were not ideal conditions for good catches and indeed anglers had to work hard to catch a few fish. Although there were many very small dace and gudgeon, the better weights were made up by the occasional bream and perch. It was a bream of about three pounds and some smaller fish caught using a swim feeder with maggot bait that was enough for Richard Webster to take first place with a total weight of 5-9-0. Second place Chris Loveridge also had a couple of skimmer bream to make up his weight of 3-10-0, just ahead of Lee Harman and Nigel Bayliss who tied for third place with 3-3-0 each.

Richie 2-9




1. Richard Webster 5-9-0

2. Chris Loveridge 3-10-0

3. (tied) Lee Harman 3-3-0

3. (tied) Nigel Bayliss 3-3-0

5. Paul Lane 3-1-0

6. Jon Harcourt 2-9-0

7. Ian Goddard 1-9-0

8. Alan Perry 1-3-0

9. Clive Harman 0-8-0






Sunday 19th August 2018 – Pairs Match – Court Farm Fishery, Deblins Green

A cloudy but pleasantly warm day greeted Malvern Anglers for their pairs match at Court Farm fishery near Callow End. Competitors were optimistic for good catches at this prolific local fishery and indeed all had a good day with plenty of fish, particularly carp of two or three pounds, being caught all around the pool. Consequently, the results were very close with Paul Lane finishing with a winning weight of 77-8-0 using pole fished sweet corn and pellets. Close behind in second place came Graham Rees with 73-15-0 and third place Nigel Bayliss with 69-13-0, each using similar tactics to the winner. Because Graham Rees was a pair on his own, his weight was doubled and this resulted in him taking the pairs pool, while the second genuine pair of Nigel Bayliss and John Shaw took the second prize.

Individual Results:

  1. Paul Lane 77-8-0Paul 3
  2. Graham Rees 73-15-0
  3. Nigel Bayliss 69-13-0
  4. John Shaw 65-5-0
  5. Dan Cooper 59-1-0
  6. Richard Webster 53-15-0
  7. Ian Goddard 40-5-0
  8. Dave Harris 34-5-0
  9. Ken Yates 31-5-0
  10. Mick Perks 25-0-0

Pairs results

  1. Graham Rees (doubled) 147-14-0
  2. Nigel Bayliss & John Shaw 135-3-0
  3. Paul Lane & Lee Harman 128-2-0




Sunday 12th August 2018 – Dick Oakley Shield – River Severn, Holdfast

Some much needed rain with cloudy conditions greeted Malvern Anglers for their Dick Oakley shield match on the river Severn at Holdfast. Although the river level remained very low with little flow, there was some colour to indicate that the bream could be feeding. Indeed, from the ensuing match results, it was evident that good shoals of bream had settled at each end of the water. At the topmost up stream peg on the water, Dave Harris regularly caught good sized bream up to almost six pounds using swim feeder with worms and maggots bait to finish with an impressive winning weight of 56-8-0. Meanwhile, drawn at a down stream peg, Ian Goddard used similar tactics to catch a very similar net of bream, but just falling short of winning with another impressive weight of 52-4-0. Unfortunately the bream shoals did not move very much towards the other anglers in between these first two, with just the occasional large bream featuring in the other weights, with just 14-1-0 from Ken Yates being enough for third place.


  1. Dave Harris 56-8-0
  2. Ian Goddard 52-4-0
  3. Ken Yates 14-1-0
  4. Frank Edwards 12-0-0
  5. Steve Warren 8-8-0
  6. Chris Loveridge 8-3-0
  7. Nigel Bayliss 6-10-0
  8. John Shaw 2-12-0
  9. Lee Harman 2-0-0
  10. Clive Harman 1-1-0

Ian's Bag

Dave's Bag








Sunday 29th July 2018 – Derek Evans Trophy – River Avon, Cropthorne

After a scorching hot week of sunshine, there was a dramatic change of temperature and weather with rain and strong winds greeting Malvern Anglers for their Derek Evans trophy match on the river Avon at Cropthorne. Although anglers were pleased to have the cooler, cloudy weather, a strong down-stream wind with a low river level made fishing conditions more difficult for this float-only contest. Nevertheless, new member Steve Cox enjoyed his first contest with the club by catching a good sized perch along with a number of smaller perch, chub and roach to produce a winning weight of 5-8-0 from the uppermost peg on the water. At the other end of the water, Lee Harman worked hard to accumulate a lot of mainly small chub to finish second with 4-4-0, while mid-way down, Nigel Bayliss had similar net of small chub to finish third with 3-3-0.

ResultsSteve Cox

  1. Steve Cox 5-8-0
  2. Lee Harman 4-4-0
  3. Nigel Bayliss 3-3-0
  4. Steve Warren 2-3-0
  5. Pete Roberts 1-15-0
  6. Chris Loveridge 1-10-0
  7. Ian Goddard 1-6-0
  8. Dave Harris 1-5-0
  9. Clive Harman 1-3-0
  10. John Shaw 0-9-0






Sunday 15th July 2018 – Pairs Match – River Severn, Holdfast

The combination of an extremely low river level with extremely hot weather resulted in very hard fishing conditions for a good turn out of Malvern Anglers for their first pairs match of the season at Holdfast. Indeed all competitors struggled for a bite from any sort of a fish and consequently the weights were very disappointing. Ian Goddard produced the best weight of just 3-5-0 made up of a good sized skimmer bream with some smaller ones with together with his partner Dave Harris’s few smaller fish gave the pair a winning total of 4-8-0. Not far behind, Lee Harman and Paul Lane totalled 4-1-0, with a perch of about a pound being the main feature of Paul’s catch. Other pairs were well behind, with some anglers failing to catch.


  1. Ian Goddard & Dave Harris 4-8-0
  2. Lee Harman & Paul Lane 4-1-0
  3. Steve Warren & Richard Webster 1-12-0
  4. Martin Elston & Frank Edwards 1-11-0
  5. Dan Cooper & Gary Kennet 1-5-0


Dave & Ian


Sunday 1st July 2018 – John Perks Trophy – River Avon, Cropthorne

Malvern Anglers fished for the John Perks trophy on the river Avon at Cropthorne. On a hot sunny day, with temperatures reaching 30 degrees and low river conditions, fishing was anticipated to be challenging. However, results turned out to be better than expected in such conditions. Leading the field, Pete Roberts used legered worm and sweetcorn to tempt four bream including one of about four pounds to finish with a winning weight of 8-12-0. Meanwhile, veteran Dick Oakley used swim feeder and maggots catch a number of chub up to about a pound from under the far bank of his swim to finish second with 6-12-0, although he lost a couple of good sized fish that may have won him the match. A bream of about three pounds featured in third placed Dan Cooper’s weight of 5-10-0.

ResultsPete Roberts

  1. Pete Roberts 8-12-0
  2. Dick Oakley 6-12-0
  3. Dan Cooper 5-10-0
  4. Nigel Bayiss 4-6-0
  5. Chris Loveridge 4-4-0
  6. Seedy Rees 2-6-0
  7. John Shaw 1-12-0





Sunday 17th June 2018 – Newtown Shield – River Severn – Holdfast

On the first match of the new river season, Malvern Anglers gathered on the banks of the Severn for their Newtown Shield match. Dull, cloudy weather conditions with a touch of colour in the river suggested that prospects were good. Indeed, it was a good day for a few lucky anglers who managed to find some bream feeding in their pegs. Leading the way in the last down stream peg of the water, river fishing specialist Dennis Flanagan tempted several good sized bream to five pounds and some smaller skimmer beam with swim feeder and maggots bait to finish with an impressive winning weight of 34-5-0.  A few pegs upstream, Chris Loveridge used similar tactics to net another nice bag of bream weighing 23-11-0 for second place. Halfway between these two, Richard Webster also found a few bream to weigh in 16-9-0, including the best specimen bream of the day weighing 6-9-0. In an unfancied peg by the car park, Ian Goddard performed well to weight in a nice net of smaller bream for 15-4-0.


  1. Dennis Flanagan 34-5-0
  2. Chris Loveridge 23-11-0
  3. Richard Webster 16-9-0
  4. Ian Goddard 15-4-0
  5. Graham Rees 5-13-0
  6. Pete Roberts 4-1-0
  7. Frank Edwards 1-10-0
  8. Dick Oakley 1-0-0
  9. Steve Warren 0-15-0
  10. Martin Elston 0-12-0




Sunday 3rd June 2018 – Fitzwater Cup – Hartleton Lake, Upton Bishop

Twelve MUAA anglers arrived at Hartleton Lake near Ross-On -Wye on a warm, sunny morning to participate in the Club’s Fitzwater Cup competition. The Fitzwater Cup is a float and rod and reel only competition limiting the anglers to using waggler float techniques to tempt the fish. The fishing turned out to be more challenging than first anticipated although the top two anglers caught well with not much separating the bags of fish they caught. In first place came Match Secretary Richard Webster who, fishing single bronze maggot over black groundbait mixed with dead maggots and casters, caught small fish steadily and added a bonus bream to amass a weight of 12lb 15oz. In second place came Paul Lane fishing a peg at the eastern end of the lake who fished single red maggot over groundbait and pellets using a size 18 hook attached to a 2lb 6oz hooklength to weigh in 11lb 1oz of small fish. In third place was Lee Harman who fished a single red maggot over groundbait in the early stages but tempted more fish using white maggot for the second part of the match to weigh in 8-10-0.


Results:Richie June


  1. Richard Webster 12-15-0
  2. Paul Lane 11-1-0
  3. Lee Harman 8-10-0
  4. Clive Harman 7-11-0
  5. Steve Warren 6-14-0
  6. Paul Bayliss 4-15-0
  7. Dan Cooper 4-7-0
  8. Frank Edwards – 3-8-0
  9. Ken Yates 2-8-0
  10. Brian Baker 0-11-0



Sunday 20th May 2018 – Spring League No.6 – Court Farm Fishery, Deblins Green.

Malvern United AA fishermen assembled at Court Farm fishery to contest the final round of the Spring League series of matches. On a beautiful morning with bright sunshine and warm temperatures in a picturesque setting the fishing did not let the assembled throng down with a total of over 380lb of fish being caught during the match including numerous carp and rudd which were notable for their pristine condition. The winner of this match was Daniel Cooper who drew peg No 4 on the western side of the pool who caught regularly on pole fished sweetcorn over pellet at 11m to weigh in an impressive 59lb 10oz bag of mostly carp supplemented by a few pounds of silver fish. Also on the western side of the lake on peg No.7 and presenting pole fished sweetcorn both at 13m and in the margins Paul Lane netted 47lb of mostly carp for 2nd place. In third place was Lee Harman who caught most of his 34lb bag of mostly carp fishing pellets over micros at around 9m.


Match Results:Dan May

  1. Dan Cooper 59-10-0
  2. Paul Lane 47-0-0
  3. Lee Harman 34 0-0
  4. Clive Harman 32-4-0
  5. Frank Edwards 30-12-0
  6. Paul Bayliss 30-8-0
  7. Ken Yates 30-4-0
  8. Nigel Bayliss 22-10-0
  9. Seedy Rees 19-14-0
  10. Chris Loveridge 16-8-0
  11. Steve Warren 14-0-0
  12. Mick Perks 12-4-0
  13. Dick Oakley 9-14-0
  14. Richard Webster 10-2-0
  15. Dave Harris 7-0-0


The final standings of the Spring League competition are:

  1. Chris Loveridge – 31 points
  2. Frank Edwards – 26 points
  3. Lee Harman – 25 points
  4. Paul Lane – 24 points
  5. Richard Webster – 22 points
  6. Nigel Bayliss – 21 points


Sunday 13th May 2018 – Spring League No.5 – Leigh Sinton Fishery

On a pleasant sunny day, there was a good turn out of Malvern Anglers for the 5th of their Spring League matches, this time at Leigh Sinton fishery. Despite initial expectations of heavy catches, it soon became apparent that this was not going to happen as most anglers failed to get a bite. However, after not getting any luck for the first three hours, Chris Loveridge tempted three big carp up to 9 pounds using pole fished luncheon meat near the inside bank. Chris’s winning weight of 23-2-0 now puts him well in the league for points in the match series. Just a few ounces behind with 22-10-0, second place Frank Edwards also caught 3 big carp using maggots fished close to the island while Lee Harman used similar tactics to catch three smaller carp for a third place weight of 11-10-0. The only other two anglers to weigh in each had a single carp.

ResultsChris may

  1. Chris Loveridge 23-2-0
  2. Frank Edwards 22-10-0
  3. Lee Harman 11-10-0
  4. Richard Webster 9-4-0
  5. Dave Harris 3-14-0








Sunday 22nd April 2018 – Spring League No.4 – Willow Farm, Chadbury.

On a bright morning, thirteen MUAA anglers met at Willow Farm fishery for the forth of the five matches making up the Spring League competition. As this match was deemed a silver only competition, most anglers adopted pole fishing techniques to net their fish. However, it was rod and reel maestro Chris Loveridge that showed the other anglers how productive waggler fishing can be. Chris netted a bag of fish which included a number of  decent sized skimmers caught using a small hook and single maggot as bait weighing in 10lb 14oz after the final whistle. In second place was Match Secretary Richard Webster who tempted 4lb 10oz of small fish and close behind in third place came Steve Warren with 4lb 6oz both using pole fishing techniques to net their fish. The remaining competitors that weighed in were all fairly close with weights ranging from 4lb 4oz to 2lb 3oz. The match result is detailed below:

1.  Chris Loverage – 10lb 14oz
2.  Richard Webster – 4lb 10oz
3.  Steve Warren – 4lb 6oz
4.  Ian Goddard – 4lb 4oz
5.  Clive Harman – 3lb 10oz
6.  Dave Harris and Paul Bayliss (tied) – 2lb 9oz
8.  Nigel Bayliss- 2lb 7oz
9.  Dan Cooper – 2lb 6oz
10. Dick Oakley – 2lb 3oz

Sunday 8th March 2018 – Spring League No.3 – Charlie’s Pool, Broad Acre Fishery, Hanbury.

On a mild, overcast morning, the third of Malvern Anglers Spring league contests was held on Charlie’s pool at Broad Acre fishery. Although the weather conditions seemed perfect for fishing, the pool was carrying lots of colour from recent heavy rains that perhaps caused the fish some difficulty in feeding in many pegs. However, club secretary Mick Perks fished up to the end of an island with pole tackle and red maggots bait to temp several carp up to four pounds and some other smaller fish to finish with a winning weight of 20-10-0. On the other side of the pool, in more open water, Rory Jones also used pole fished maggots to finish second with 14-15-0 that included an impressive silver fish weight of 12-4-0. Meanwhile, Gary Kennett tempted two good sized carp on bread bait towards the end of the match to add to some earlier silver fish caught on maggot to finish in third place with 10-14-0.

Mick Apr


  1. Mick Perks 20-10-0
  2. Rory Jones 14-15-0
  3. Gary Kennett 10-14-0
  4. Frank Edwards 8-6-0
  5. Clive Harman 8-2-0
  6. Paul Bayliss 6-14-0
  7. Steve Warren 5-3-0
  8. Nigel Bayliss 3-8-0
  9. Lee Harman 3-7-0
  10. Paul Lane 3-5-0





Sunday 25th March 2018 – Spring League No.2 – Hartleton Pool, Upton Bishop

On a beautiful spring day, sixteen Malvern United Angling Association fishermen congregated at Hartleton Pool for the second round of the Spring League series of matches. While occasional blustery conditions caused problems for some anglers presenting their bait using a pole, it did not prevent Paul Lane from amassing a weight of 13lb 4oz using these tactics. Fishing a single red maggot on a size 20 hook attached to a 2lb hook length over ground bait at 13m, Paul caught roach and skimmers steadily throughout the match.

Only a little way behind In second place with a weight of 12lb 1oz, came new member Rory Jones who pole fished pellets over ground bait at 14m to tempt most of the fish he caught.

Occupying third place was Danny Cooper who fished red maggot presented on the pole at around 11m fished over ground bait while loose feeding pinkies.



  1. P. Lane 13-4-0
  2. R. Jones 12-1-0
  3. D. Cooper 8-5-0
  4. D. Garnett 5-5-0
  5. I. Goddard 5-2-0
  6. N. Bayliss 5-1-0
  7. S. Warren 5-0-0
  8. J. Gill 4-5-0
  9. C. Loveridge 4-0-0
  10. L. Harman 3-0-0
  11. P. Bayliss 2-15-0
  12. (tied) G. Rees 2-14-0
  13. (12th tied) R. Webster 2-14-0
  14. D. Harris 2-3-0
  15. L. Richards 2-2-0
  16. F. Edwards 0-12-0




Sunday 11th March 2018 – Spring League No.1 – Heron Pool, Hill View Fisheries

After recent icy conditions, Malvern Anglers were pleased to turn out in mild weather for the first of their Spring league matches on Heron pool of Hill View fisheries. In these conditions, there were high hopes of good catches from this fishery but, on the day, fish were much more reluctant to feed than expected. Fortunately, some anglers did manage to attract the occasional good sized carp to make up their weights. Leading the way, Nigel Bayliss hooked a big carp of about nine pounds and three other smaller ones using single maggot bait to finish with 18-12-0. In the next peg to Nigel on his right, Chris Loveridge had a bigger carp of about ten pounds on maggot which, together with a smaller carp and some silver fish, gave him second place with 16-0-0. On the next peg to the left of Nigel, Jon Gill landed a carp of about nine pounds and many small silver fish on maggot to finish third with 14-4-0. Meanwhile, in another corner of the pool, Paul Lane found two nice sized skimmer bream and some roach to top the silver fish weights with 5-12-0.


Results:Nigel March

  1. Nigel Bayliss 18-12-0
  2. Chris Loveridge 16-0-0
  3. Jon Gill 14-4-0
  4. Lee Harman 13-2-0
  5. Richard Webster 10-7-0
  6. Paul Lane 6-0-0
  7. Frank Edwards 7-6-0
  8. Dan Cooper 6-5-0
  9. Paul Bayliss 1-2-0
  10. Steve Warren 0-10-0

The best silver fish weight was Paul Lane with 5-12-0.





Sunday 25th February 2018 – Winter League No.6 – Hartleton Pool, Upton Bishop.

A bitterly cold morning welcomed the hardly souls ready to fish Hartleton pool in the final round of the Winter League series of matches. On one of those rare occasions where the water temperature was higher than the air temperature (although nobody was willing to dip a toe into the water to test the theory), it was no surprise that bites were hard to come by. However, Ian Goddard somehow managed to charm several small roach into his net on ledgered maggot for a total of 8oz in weight. No-one else caught although an optimist would suggest that they all finished in equal second place. The final Winter League table is shown at the bottom of this report.

Dick cold

Ken cold

Above left, Ken who looks like he’s hibernated. Above right,  jolly Jack tar Dick Oakley and friends brave the cold.

Ian cold

Above left, eventual winner Ian Goddard.

The final results table for the Winter League is shown below:

MUAA Winter League Table

The total points accumulated by each competitor is measured by dropping the worst two results over the six matches and totting up the points won.  The winner of the Winter League by a margin of 8 points is Steve Warren with an impressive total of 37 points. In second place is Ken Yates with 29 points and third is Richard Webster on 27 points.


Sunday 11th February 2018 – Winter League No.5 – Grebe Pool, Top Barn Fishery

Despite the weather forecast of a cold day with snow showers, another good turn out of Malvern Anglers braved the conditions at Grebe pool for the fifth of their series of Winter league matches. A increasingly strong cold wind made fishing conditions difficult and anglers struggled for bites throughout the match. Nevertheless, Frank Edwards in the favoured point-end peg, stuck with his legered coloured pellet method to attract four carp towards the end on the match for a winning weight of 16-8-0. In the next peg, club secretary Mike Perks was first to catch with a carp of about six pounds on swim fed maggots but then had a long wait for another smaller carp to finish second with 9-15-0. On the opposite side of the pool, Steve Warren managed to tempt a single carp for a third place weight of 5-8-0. Meanwhile on another side of the pool, a few bream were caught for the remaining weights, with Chris Loveridge having a couple for a fourth place weight of 4-4-0.

Results:Frank Feb

  1. Frank Edwards 16-8-0
  2. Mike Perks 9-15-0
  3. Steve Warren 5-8-0
  4. Chris Loveridge 4-4-0
  5. Graham Rees 3-8-0
  6. John Shaw 3-1-0
  7. Ian Goddard 2-2-0