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

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

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