Evesham Angling Festival – Shakespeare Individual Championship

Shakeapeare Individual Championship Winner Andrew Murphy Saturday 27th August 70 Fished. With the previous day’s heavy rain adding colour to this notoriously clear stretch river, many competitors were hopeful of a few better skimmers, bream, tench and barbel. However, only a handful of better fish showed and those who’d stuck to the ‘safe’ small fish […]

Evesham Festival – A Solid Team Performance!

Team Winners Dorking Jon Arthur reports on Shakespeare Superteam’s third place in the 2011 Evesham Festival Match Fishing Team Championship After two good individual draws Saturday and Sunday, could I draw five flyers for myself and the other four Shakespeare Superteam members in the Match Fishing Team Champs? Er, no was the unanimous answer! Rob […]

Hampton Ferry Pairs League Match

Hampton ferry pairs league last round. This chub came during the third hour of a five hour match. The fish took double red maggot on a small blockend feeder over bait dropped maggot. Combined with bleak on the whip my total weight went 9.4.0 enough for second on the day overall and clinched the pairs […]

Larford Match 6th Feb

Larford 6th Feb 2011 When i arrived at Larford this weekend the weather was very mild with an air temp of 12 deg C and a very strong (storm force) south westerly wind. Given the previous weeks icy conditions it was stark contrast and expected carp to show in numbers. The match was on the […]

River Match at the Wye

After weeks of freezing weather which resulted in the River Wye completely freezing over, I was desperate to get out on the river. Come the big thaw and what happened, Man Flu, so I had to give the match a miss, however the boys did well with James Robbins winning with 26lbs on an out […]

Darren Massey's Match Diary January 10th in Loughborough

Sun 10th January 2011 – Today we had booked teams in to two leagues, one at Loughborough on the Loughborough canal which will be good practice for our Angling Times Semi final. That is if we win the last round of the Warwickshire Winter League on Sunday 17th Jan and the other was the Coventry […]


 EVESHAM FESTIVAL The Finals August 28th to August 30th   Shakespeare Championship (70 pegs) This match saw the river dropping after a three feet rise two days earlier but it was still very coloured and most of the competitors felt it would be a match dominated by big fish. It was no surprise then when […]

Fish 'O' Mania Final

 McKinnon wins Fish’O’Mania in dramatic style     NEIL McKinnon has won the Totesport.com Fish’O’Mania XVII in the most dramatic style. McKinnon had not been in front at any stage of the prestigious angling competiton but  a sensational last hour saw him sweep the glory. It was heartbreak for former World Champion Tom Pickering who […]

2009 Angling Trust Division One National Angling Championships

Staffs & Worcester, Shropshire Union & Trent & Mersey Canals Staffordshire   This was a match we where all looking forward too the chance to become National champions on our own patch. It’s a venue we all know fairly well due to fishing various summer and winter leagues on the venues over the last few […]