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.
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.
Simon Lewis fished the last day of the river season on the Kenn and had a nice bag of perch up to 1lb plus a couple of tench including this one weighing 5lbs.
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.
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.
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!
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.
It is much regret that the club is mourning the lost a valuable member – Dave Fowler.
He passed away on the 22nd April 2014 after quite a long illness. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.
The River Kenn showed two of the club members just what it could produce when conditions are right.
To the left is Simon Carvello with a huge net full of roach caught from Peg 98 above Kenn Road.
He did not have any scales but we estimate 45-50lb of roach. Not one of them weighed less than 4oz.
Caught on single and double red maggot.
On the right, Scott Smallwood’s tench brace – a truly fantastic day fishing for the pair of anglers.