Clevedon Freshwater Angling Club held the annual Dave Fowler Senior Memorial Charity Match on the River Kenn in aid of ‘’Springboard’’ which assists children with additional needs and disabilities. Changeable and cold conditions meant the fishing was always going to be difficult and it did turn out that way with fish tightly shoaled towards the outfall. Chris Hook drew lucky peg 7 and initially started on the Feeder getting bites from small roach but then switched to the pole which increased his catch rate as well as the size of fish. He had a busy day and went on to weigh 12lb 6oz which was good enough for a match win. Barry Fowler made the mid week practice pay off from peg 2 weighing 11lb 12oz of roach and second place, he also won the ‘’guess the winning weight’’ prize. Third place was filled by Matt Davis from peg 4 with 10lb 4oz. Above Strode Road bridge it was incredibly hard but four unseasonal tench were caught, the largest 5lb which fell to Match Secretary Adie Baker. A total of £251 was raised for the Charity.
The Club would like to thank local Tackle Shops for their support as well as Ecolab, The Bridge Inn and The Blue Flame Public House.
Here are some photos…..

Winner Chris Hook

Adie Baker

Kev Perry

This years Dave Fowler Senior Memorial Match is on Sunday 7th October and will be held on the River Kenn in aid of ……

Clevedon Freshwater Angling Club held the first of their autumn competitions on the River Kenn above and below Strode Road. A light warm breeze and an overcast sky in conjunction with a perfect tide brought the fish on the feed. Mark Bromsgrove caught a mixed bag of quality bream, hybrids and roach using the waggler and whip from peg 11 weighing 19lb 8oz which was enough for first place.  Downstream on peg 7 was Gary Cross who had a similar mix of fish weighing 15lb 4oz and second place. Lance Tucker took third place with a level 13lb from peg 44.


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:


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….