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


group photo


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



Sunday 3rd November 2019 – Winter League No.1 & Roy Bouston Shield – Astwood Fishery, Stoke Prior.

After being postponed for some weeks because of heavy rain and flooding of the river Severn, Malvern Anglers were at last able to hold their popular Roy Bouston memorial match on a pool at Astwood fisheries. Indeed, in the context of recent wet and stormy weather, anglers welcomed a dry day for the match on this well maintained venue. Although the fishing may have been somewhat patchy in places around the pool, it nevertheless provided a very good match with a tight result for first place. The top three winning weights all came from a shady quarter of the pool, while anglers enjoying the sunshine on the other side were less fortunate with their catches. Leading the way with a winning weight of 29-1-0, Chris Loveridge Chris Astwoodused leger tactics with a variety of baits including bread, sweetcorn and luncheon meat to land a net of mainly carp up to about five pounds. A couple of pegs away, Dave Stetton used similar tactics to land a similar net of fish to finish second with a weight of 27-6-0, leaving the rest of the competitors some way behind.


  1. Chris Loveridge 29-1-0
  2. Dave Stretton 27-6-0
  3. Ian Goddard 15-3-0
  4. Mick Perks 14-3-0
  5. Clive Harman 9-13-0
  6. Graham Rees 9-2-0
  7. John Shaw 8-8-0
  8. Lee Harman 8-0-0
  9. Frank Edwards 6-2-0
  10. Nigel Bayliss 4-4-0







Wednesday 25th September 2019 – Acorns Charity Match – Lower Broadheath Fishery

Acorns winner

A mid-week fishing charity match to raise money for Acorns children’s hospice was a great success. The event organised by Richard Webster, match secretary of Malvern Angling club, was held a Broadheath fisheries where the owner, John Jordan, generously gave free access to three of his best pools to be used for the match. After the previous day of stormy wet weather,  a remarkably fine day greeted the 25 anglers who started the day with a welcome barbecue breakfast. The fishing was also remarkably fine, with plenty of fish being caught by anglers throughout the match on each of the pools. Keith Builder, who had travelled all the way from Bristol to take part in the match, was overall winner with a magnificent weight of 209lb 14oz, with his catch consisting mainly of carp caught on pole-fished luncheon meat. There were several weights over a hundred pounds in the total tally of over 1600 pounds weighed in by 22 anglers. A raffle and auction of a big teddy bear at the end of the match boosted the overall sum raised by the event to an amazing £776 for the Acorns charity, for which the organiser was overwhelmed with gratitude for the support given by the anglers, all of whom thoroughly enjoyed their day.

Acorns group snap



Sunday 15th September 2019 – Pool Event, Court Farm Fishery, Deblins Green

For the first time in the Malvern club’s history, a winning weight of more than a hundred pounds was exceeded on the match at Court Farm fishery. In perfect conditions for fishing, there were plenty of fish caught, with carp up to about five pounds feeding well in most places. Fishing in a favoured corner peg near the car park, Dave Stretton caught a succession of carp on pole fished sweet corn Dave Strettento finish with an impressive winning weight of 103-1-0. In contrast, in a nearby peg,  Frank Edwards used a method feeder with pellet bait to catch almost as many similar sized carp to finish second with a weight of 88-1-0. Meanwhile, on the other side of the pool, Richie Webster pole fished bread and sweet corn to finish third with 80-8-0.


1.Dave Stretton 103-1-0

2. Frank Edwards 88-11-0

3. Richie Webster 80-8-0

4. John Shaw 73-4-0

5. Lee Harman 65-10-0

6. Ken Yates 63-14-0

7. Roly Baldwin 53-3-0

8. Mick Perks 36-2-0

9. C Johnson 35-14-0

10. Ian Goddard 32-9-0





Sunday 8th September 2019 – River Series No.1 – River Severn, Holdfast

A bright, sunny day greeted Malvern Anglers for the first of their series of river Severn matches at Holdfast. After a cold night with low and clear river conditions, there was little optimism of heavy weights of bream and indeed this was borne out from the results which were much lower that in earlier matches in the season. The match weights were dominated by anglers on the two ends of the stretch, with anglers mid way struggling to catch very much. At the upstream end of the stretch, Paul Lane using swim feeder with worm and maggot bait caught a bream of Paulalmost six pounds shortly after the start of the match and continued to catch several skimmer bream, with smaller roach and perch to make up his winning weight of 12-4-0. In the next peg, Nigel Bayliss also caught skimmer bream to weigh in 7-11-0 but this in the end was narrowly beaten into third place by Lee Harman’s weight of 7-12-0 of skimmer bream from the last downstream peg. In the next peg to Lee, Mick Perks gave his neighbour a close chase with 7-7-0 of skimmer bream.


  1. Paul Lane 12-4-0
  2. Lee Harman 7-12-0
  3. Nigel Baylis 7-11-0
  4. Mick Perks 7-7-0
  5. Dave Stetton 4-14-0
  6. John Wagstaff 3-8-0
  7. Frank Edwards 1-15-0
  8. Richie Webster 1-4-0
  9. Dick Oakley 1-3-0
  10. John Shaw 0-12-0



Sunday 1st September 2019 – Derek Evans Trophy – River Severn, Holdfast

On a bright, cool morning, Malvern Anglers were limited to float only methods for their Derek Evans memorial match on the river Severn at Holdfast. Unfortunately the clear water and cool downstream wind were not ideal conditions for this match, with most anglers struggling to catch anything other than a few small fish and consequently weights were low. Nevertheless there was close competition for the winning weight and indeed the result was a tie between Ian Goddard and Paul Lane. In a peg near the upstream end of the water, Ian Goddard initially caught a few roach at depth but then resorted to catching bleak near the surface to make up the bulk of his 3-3-0 weight. Meanwhile, lower down the river, Paul Lane’s Ian and Paulidentical weight was made up of several skimmers caught using a sliding float some way out in the river. No doubt that the most frustrated angler on the day was Chris Loveridge who, having caught a good sized bream, in his excitement managed to miss putting the fish into his keepnet.


1. Ian Goddard & Paul Lane 3-3-0

3. John Shaw 1-2-0

4. Richie Webster & Nigel Bayliss 1-1-0

6. Graham Rees 0-14-0

7. Lee Harman 0-13-0

8. Chris Loveridge 0-12-0

9. Roly Baldwin 0-6-0




Sunday 11th August 2019 – Committee Match – River Severn, Red Roof Farm, Near Kidderminster

On a pleasant but breezy day, Malvern Anglers enjoyed their day out to the middle reaches of the river Severn at Red Roof farm near Kidderminster. After recent stormy weather, the river was running through with some extra water but nevertheless all anglers were able to catch some fish, albeit mainly smaller ones in most places. Indeed, after catching only small fish for most of the match in the middle peg of the water, club veteran Chris Loveridge successfully changed tactics and cast a heavy swim feeder towards the far side of the river to catch three nice sized bream to boost his winning weight to 10-15-0.  Meanwhile, on a Chris red roofdownstream peg, Richie Webster persisted with casters on the inside of the river to finish second with an impressive net of roach weighing in at 7-1-0. Other weights were made up mainly of smaller fish with the occasional better sized skimmer bream, perch, eel or chub.


  1. Chris Loveridge 10-15-0
  2. Richie Webster 7-1-0
  3. Ian Goddard 5-3-0
  4. Mick Perks 4-0-0
  5. John Shaw 3-9-0
  6. Chris Johnson 2-15-0
  7. Martin Elston 1-12-0
  8. Graham Rees 1-4-0
  9. Frank Edwards 1-3-0




Sunday 28th July 2019 – Dick Oakley Shield – River Severn, Holdfast

After a scorching hot weather earlier in the week, Malvern Anglers found pleasantly cooler and cloudy conditions for their Dick Oakley shield match on the river Severn at Holdfast. Although this match was limited to ledger or swim-feeder methods, this would have been the first choice for all anglers anyway. In the first hour of the match, most anglers were able to catch some bream, including some good sized ones. However, after this promising start, it seemed that the bream stopped feeding for anglers in most pegs except for Chris Loveridge who continued Chris DO shieldto catch in periods throughout the match from a peg towards the downstream end of the stretch. Consequently, Chris using swim-feeder with maggots and worm baits, finished with a winning weight of 23-8-0 of bream up to five pounds each. Some way behind, at the upstream end of the stretch, second place Ian Goddard weighted in 12-8-0 and third place Dave Stretton 9-12-0, with these nets mainly made up of a few bream caught in the first hour of the match.


  1. Chris Loveridge 23-8-0
  2. Ian Goddard 12-4-0
  3. Dave Stretton 9-14-0
  4. Pete Roberts 8-12-0
  5. Frank Edwards 7-3-0
  6. Dave Green 6-14-0
  7. Ken Yates 6-5-0
  8. John Shaw 4-6-0
  9. Lee Harman 3-8-0
  10. Nigel Bayliss 2-11-0




Sunday 21st July – Pool Match – Ledbury Pool

On a pleasantly warm cloudy day, a good turn out of Malvern Anglers enjoyed their visit to Ledbury Anglers pool at Ashperton.  Although there were plenty of small silver fish and a couple of good sized chub caught, the winning weights were dominated by a few larger sized carp from one half of the pool. After trying for some time without much success, Richie Webster finally found some carp by a patch of water lilies using maggots with pole tackle to finish with a winning weight of 20-7-0, just ahead of Lee Harman in the adjacent peg. A few pegs further along, Dick Oakley, now in the week of his 87th birthday, used maggot with feeder tactics to net four nice sized carp and a few smaller fish for a third place weight of 14-9-0, although he did loose a big carp that could have won him the match.


  1. Richie Webster 20-7-0
  2. Lee Harman 17-1-0
  3. Dick Oakley 14-9-0
  4. Rolly Baldwin 12-4-0
  5. Steve Warren 4-3-0
  6. Mick Perks 3-13-0
  7. Dan Cooper 3-8-0
  8. John Shaw 3-2-0
  9. Mike Cloely 2-11-0
  10. Nigel Bayliss 2-7-0









Sunday 14th July – John Perks Shield – River Severn, Holdfast

The Malvern United Angling Association’s club water on the river Severn at Holdfast attracted a good turn out of competitors for the John Perks shield match. With river and weather conditions being good, prospects for catching were optimistic and indeed this proved to be the case for some pegs, while in other places anglers struggled to catch. Rolly Baldwin was lucky enough to draw the end peg for the second time in two consecutive matches and he used his knowledge of the peg since the last match to his advantage to start catching of bream up to five pounds from the start on a mixture of maggot, worm and caster baits.  His match winning weight of 37-0-0 was substantially ahead of second place Ian Goddard who managed to net a few good sized bream for his second place weight of 20-11-0. Meanwhile, in a less fancied peg,  Richie Webster caught several bream during a brief period at the start but then then struggled to get bites towards the end of the match but nevertheless caught enough to finish third with 17-4-0.

ResultsJ.Perks winner

  1. Rolly Baldwin 37-0-0
  2. Ian Goddard 20-11-0
  3. Richie Webster 17-4-0
  4. Dave Green 12-13-0
  5. Paul Lane 9-9-0
  6. Chris Johnson 7-10-0
  7. Dan Cooper 4-14-0
  8. Nigel Bayliss 4-10-0
  9. Chris Loveridge 3-14-0
  10. Frank Edwards 0-2-0







Sunday 30th June 2019 – Newtown Shield – River Severn, Holdfast

After a delay of two weeks because of a flooded river Severn, Malvern Anglers were at last able to fish their Newtown Shield match at Holdfast. After a warm week, river levels had dropped nicely and conditions looked favourable for good weights that indeed proved to be the case as some good catches of bream were recorded along the stretch. Leading the weights, Chris Loveridge caught several good sized bream up to seven pounds on maggot feeder to finish with 34-5-0. Not far behind in second place was Paul Lane with several bream up to about four pounds and a nice sized chub. Meanwhile, on the end peg of the stretch, new member Rolly Baldwin was pleased to finish third with a net of 23-3-0, just ahead of Dave Green and Ian Goddard who also had nets weights of over 20 pounds.


  1. Chris Loveridge 34-5-0
  2. Paul Lane 29-4-0
  3. Rolly Baldwin 23-3-0
  4. Dave Green 21-4-0
  5. Ian Goddard 20-6-0
  6. Lee Harman 10-12-0
  7. Richie Webster 8-10-0
  8. Frank Edwards 7-6-0
  9. Dave Stretton 4-12-0
  10. Nigel Bayliss 4-6-0






Sunday 2nd June 2019 – Fitzwater Cup – Hartleton Pool, Upton Bishop.

After being hot the previous day, the weather turned wet and somewhat windy for Malvern Angler’s Fitzwater Cup match at Hartleton pool. Although this match was restricted to float only with old fashioned rod & line tackle, it was enjoyed by all and there were plenty of fish caught, with the final results turning out to be very close. Leading the way, Chris Loveridge showed his proficiency at rod & line fishing with a waggler float and maggot bait to accumulate a net of small roach and skimmer bream for a winning weight of 11-12-0. At the other end of the pool, Ian Goddard used similar tactics to catch a similar selection of fish to finish a close second with 11-9-0, just ahead of Martin Elston in the next peg with a third place weight of 10-14-0.


  1. Chris Loveridge 11-12-0
  2. Ian Goddard 11-9-0
  3. Martin Elston 10-14-0
  4. Lee Harman 9-9-0
  5. Nigel Bayliss 8-3-0
  6. Mick Perks 7-11-0
  7. Clive Harman 5-15-0
  8. Gary Kennett 4-4-0
  9. Ken Yates 3-11-0
  10. John Shaw 2-11-0








Sunday 19th May 2019 – Spring League No.6 – Harleton Pool, Upton Bishop.

Malvern Anglers gathered at Hartleton pool for the sixth and last of their Spring league matches. Although weather conditions were good, the fishing was somewhat patchy and disappointing as most anglers found some short periods of bites interspersed with longer dead periods. Nevertheless, eventual winner Nigel Bayliss was able to accumulate a some bream and skimmers throughout the match using pole fished pellet to weigh in 13-6-0.  In the next peg, after starting on pole tactics with little success,  Lee Harman switched to maggot feeder to find a few bream and skimmers to come second with a weight of 11-8-0. Meanwhile, on the other side of the pool, Martin Elston worked hard fishing a waggler float at long range with maggot bait to finish third 9-11-0.

Although Dan Cooper was unable to fish this match, his performances over the previous matches were sufficient for him to accumulate enough points to become the overall winner of this best of four out of six Spring league match series.


  1. Nigel Bayliss 13-6-0
  2. Lee Harman 11-8-0
  3. Martin Elston 9-11-0
  4. Frank Edwards 6-6-0
  5. Graham Rees 6-2-0
  6. Ken Yates 4-8-0
  7. Steve Warren 4-4-0
  8. Ian Goddard 3-11-0
  9. Chris Loveridge 2-15-0
  10. Richie Webster 2-0-0






Sunday 12th May 2019 – Spring League No.5 – Charlie’s Pool, Broadacres Fishery, near Hanbury, Worcs.

Very pleasant weather conditions of a blue sky with bright sunshine and little wind greeted Malvern Anglers for their fifth Spring League contest on Charlie’s pool at Broadacre fishery. Although there were plenty of carp seen moving around the pool, they seemed more interested in trying to spawn or basking in the sunlight than feeding on anything that the anglers had to offers. As a result, weights were disappointingly low for this venue, with most anglers struggling to accumulate any substantial weights. Winner this time was young Dan Cooper who, after catching a number of silver fish on maggot, changed to pellets to tempt two or three carp to finish with 12-2-0. In a nearby peg, Steve Warren found a small shoal of ide willing to rise to his pellet bait to finish a close second with a weight of 11-7-0. Meanwhile, Chris Loveridge did manage to tempt three modest sized carp on luncheon meat to finish third with 9-7-0.


  1. Dan Cooper 12-2-0
  2. Steve Warren 11-7-0
  3. Chris Loveridge 9-7-0
  4. Dave Stretton 6-2-0
  5. Ian Goddard 5-0-0
  6. Frank Edwards 4-13-0
  7. Nigel Bayliss 4-4-0
  8. Dave Harris 4-0-0
  9. Ken Yates 2-12-0
  10. Mick Perks 2-7-0






Sunday 28th April 2019 – Spring League No.4 – Court Farm Fishery, Deblins Green.

On a cool breezy morning, a good turn out of Malvern Anglers gathered at Court Farm fishery for the fourth of their Spring League matches. Although the cold overnight conditions may have made fish somewhat more reluctant to feed than expected for this venue, most competitors were able to catch reasonably well with rudd and carp featuring in their nets. Lee Harman made the most from drawing a favoured corner peg, with no one in the next peg, to net a winning weight of 41-0-0 consisting mainly of carp up to five pounds caught on pole fished maggots near the reeds. Some way behind, second place Dan Cooper worked hard to net 25-2-0 of carp from a less favoured peg while Mick Perks fished in the face of the wind to catch a number of smaller carp for a third place weight of 15-6-0. Following these were a number of others with similar double figure weights.


  1. Lee Harman 41-0-0
  2. Dan Cooper 25-2-0
  3. Mick Perks 15-6-0
  4. Clive Harman 14-15-0
  5. Dave Stretton 14-9-0
  6. Ken Yates 14-6-0
  7. Richie Webster 12-9-0
  8. Nigel Bayliss 11-15-0
  9. John Shaw 11-14-0
  10. Graham Rees 11-12-0







Sunday 14th April 2019 – Spring League No.3 – Stock Pool, Broadacres, Hanbury.

Fourteen MUAA anglers assembled on a bright, breezy and chilly morning at Broadacres fishery for the third of the Spring  League series of matches.  The venue is predominantly a carp venue and anglers tackled up with these fish as the main target. In an evenly fought contest, Club veteran Ken Yates drawn on peg number 2 and, using the method feeder technique in anger for the first time, put his research, training and practise to good effect by landing several carp to win the match with a weight of 30lb 14oz. Drawn on peg number 6, Dan Cooper was runner up also with a good bag of carp caught mostly using a “slapping” technique weighing in 28lb 2oz of fish. In third place with 26lb 11oz and beating Richard Webster  on the adjacent peg by just 3oz came Ian Goddard fishing from peg number 5 who caught most of his carp using pole fished 6mm pellets.

Results:Ken Yate-Broadacres

  1. Ken Yates 30-14-0
  2. Dan Cooper 28-2-0
  3. Ian Goddard 26-11-0
  4. Richard Webster 26-8-0
  5. Chris Loveridge 24-10-0
  6. Lee Harman 21-10-0
  7. Nigel Bayliss  20-4-0
  8. Mick Perks 19-13-0
  9. Paul Lane 15-11-0
  10. Dick Oakley 13-10-0
  11. Frank Edwards 12-4-0
  12. Steve Warren 10-1-0
  13. Clive Harman 9-4-0






Sunday 24th March 2019 – Spring League No.2 – Millpool Fishery, Tarrington.

In contrast to the stormy conditions of the previous Spring league match, a pleasantly sunny and calm day welcomed Malvern Anglers to their second match at Tarrington pool. This venue was ideal for this “silver fish” only match, as it holds a good numbers of roach, bream and perch, although many of them small. Indeed, all anglers were able to catch small fish during the match, although the bright sun and cool water conditions seemed to put the larger fish off feeding so much. Consequently, no very big weights were caught, but this resulted in a very close finish to the match with little between the first few places. Winner this time was Paul Lane, who was lucky to boost his good net of smaller fish with a nice perch of almost three pounds to total 12-10-0 putting him just ahead of second place Dave Harris with 12-3-0 and third place Shaun Taylor with 11-8-0.


  1. Paul Lane 12-10-0
  2. Dave Harris 12-3-0
  3. Shaun Taylor 11-8-0
  4. Dan Cooper 10-7-0
  5. Lee Harman 8-14-0
  6. Dave Stretton 8-8-0
  7. Richard Webster 8-2-0
  8. Frank Edwards 7-7-0
  9. Chris Loveridge 7-6-0
  10. Steve Warren 6-9-0






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