General

Clevedon Freshwater Angling Club held a competition against Fry’s Angling Club from Bristol on Durleigh Reservoir just outside Bridgwater. It was a wet start for competitors but soon developed into a pleasant day, slightly overcast with a light breeze. Various methods work on the venue and anglers had to decide to target the large shoals of bream on the Feeder at distance or Float fish for the high numbers of roach close in. Clevedon Match Secretary Adie Baker decided on the Feeder at distance and was rewarded with a 15lb carp which fell to a worm on his first cast. Unfortunately any carp caught were capped at a 5lb weight. That really didn’t matter to Adie as he went on to net 40lb of bream giving him a total weight of 45lb 8oz and an individual match win.
Fry’s angler Jason Bird had the next best weight fishing the Feeder at distance and weighed 33lb 6oz. Another Fry’s angler Merv Sivell filled third spot with 31lb 10oz of roach all caught short on the float, Clevedon Club Chairman Steve Bonwick was fourth place with 17lb.
The Clevedon Club won the day with a total weight of 102lb 5oz to Fry’s 92lb 6oz.

Please note that if you intend to fish the River Kenn you will need to purchase a Day Permit or a Full Season Permit in advance. NO PERMITS ARE SOLD ON THE BANK.

Full year and day tickets can be purchased at the following out-lets:

Veals of Bristol
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Oliver’s Angling at 10 Alexandra Road, Clevedon

Cadbury Angling at Acorn Fishery
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Reel Fun Fishing on Portishead Marina
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Bristol Angling Centre in Southmead, Bristol
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The Fishing Warehouse in Weston Super Mare

We would also remind anglers that removing fish from our waters for the table is strictly prohibited, please report any incidents of this nature,  Email: hello@clevedon-fwac.co.uk

 

Win for Clevedon

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Clevedon Freshwater Angling Club held their second of two matches on 13th May against anglers representing Shiplate Farm Fishery near Bleadon just outside Weston Super Mare. In the three years the annual two leg competition has been running the Shiplate Farm Team have always been victorious. The match was held on Woodland Lake at the Trinity Waters Fishery near Bridgwater and the Clevedon Team put a strong squad together in order to achieve their first victory. Nick Harvey representing Clevedon put in a strong performance netting 115lb 12oz of carp to win the match overall. Nick was on peg 14 and fished the pole with corn on the hook over loose fed pellets down both of his margins and caught steady all day. Shiplate Farm anglers Dom Sullivan and Rich Hawkins filled second and third spots with 73lb 10oz and 70lb. At the end of the match the total team weights were Shiplate Farm 305lb, Clevedon 325lb. Clevedon Team Captain Adie Baker caught the biggest fish, a magnificent 15lb Common Carp.

Adie with his huge common carp

Negotiations and discussions with Portishead Town Councillors and the Developer has continued during February and March concerning the development of a Lake on our land as part of the wider improvement plan on the outskirts of the Town. We have legal representation and will announce any major milestone that is achieved on this site.

The River Kenn has been producing some nice catches over the last few weeks. Scott Smallwood had a nice bag of 17 roach, each one over 1lb 8ozs. Chub were stocked quite a few years ago and are rarely seen, a 4lb specimen has been caught by John May. Pictures below….

 

Ivan Currie is the new Club Secretary, see Club Officials page on this website for a full list of Officers

Golden Peg being introduced across all matches for Club Members only with the exception of the Charity and Xmas match. Minimum of 6 Club anglers in attendance at each match.

Club members can bring one non-member friend to fish one Club Match per year.

Thanks given to Lewis Smallwood for assisting setting up the new Club website.

Joint venture with Portishead Town Council (development of a lake) progressing.

Voluntary Bailiff scheme being explored.

River Kenn working parties being organised late January / early February.

Introduction of young anglers to the sport and how best to do this, options being explored.

Cadbury Angling at Acorn Fisheries introduces loyalty scheme, contact or visit them for details,10% and up to 15% discount available.

 

3,500 new fish in the Kenn

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Thank you to the Environment Agency for supplying 3500 fish which were released in the River Kenn on Tuesday 11th December 2017.
The fish were a mixture of roach, bream and tench, all around 3” to 4”. Here are some photos which were taken by Bob Newton.

 

New website

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Hi Anglers!

We’re pleased to announce that we now have an updated website design and it is now located at www.clevedon-fwac.co.uk.

This new site will be subject to more updates, so check back often for the latest match results and events!

Tight Lines,
Clevedon-FWAC

A fresh start

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Good news!

As from the start of the season, all juniors can fish the river for free!
With reduced membership prices for both seniors and day tickets.

If you’re not already aware, Clevedon FWAC no longer leases Acorn Paddock Lake so any enquiries should be made direct with Acorn Fishery.

With the river fishing so well up to the end of the season, we are expecting good catches.