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Peg 35

by Clevedon FWAC on

We would like to thank the Hobson family for funding the refurbishment of peg 35 in memory of Brian Hobson.

Thanks also go to Lee Smallwood for carrying out the work.

Refurbished peg 35 Feb
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Record broken

by Clevedon FWAC on

The previous 5 hour match record of 99lbs held by Kev Perry for a few decades has been broken.

On 28th January a small match was held between pegs 4 and 22 on the Kenn.

Sam Johnson on peg 13 caught 15 big bream and a rare 5lb 4oz chub to weigh a total of 110lbs 10oz.

What a fantastic venue we have.

Check out the photo page for this winters catches, they are incredible.

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Permit prices 24/25

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We are pleased to announce that all our permit categories will not increase for 24/25.

Adult full year £25, Senior Citizen and Registered Disabled £15, Juniors free and Day Tickets £6.

All our Permits will only be available on-line, no books will be given to local tackle shops.

Full year permits run from 1st April – 31st March.

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Bob Newton – Funeral

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Final arrangements for our dear friend and Treasurer Bob Newton…….

Thursday 19th October Car procession from Bennets Funeral Directors Clevedon at 09:00.

Service 10:00 Tickenham Church.

Commitall 11:30 Weston Crem.

Wake at the Salthouse Clevedon, room available from 11:15 for those who don’t want to go to the Crematorium.

Family returning from Crem approx 12:30.

Food, tea and coffee provided and Salthouse not charging for parking (not sure how many spaces will be free).

If anyone outside the Club Committee is attending can you message us on our FaceBook Page. Can you also indicate if you wish to be part of the car procession from Bennets please.

Ivan Currie

Secretary

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Sad Loss

by Clevedon FWAC on

The Clevedon Freshwater Angling Club was founded in 1956.

Bob Newton was one of those who were instrumental in setting up the Club and for 67 years was active in numerous ways ensuring the Club functioned as it should according to the Constitution.

As our Treasurer Bob was meticulous in managing our accounts, he was also our President.

It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that Bob passed away peacefully in Gloucester Royal Hospital last Friday evening (8th Sept) after being unwell for some time.

Our sincere condolences go to his family.

Further updates concerning a celebration of his life to follow.

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Charity Match

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Dave Fowler Memorial (Charity Match) River Kenn, above and below Strode Rd Bridge Clevedon 22nd July 2023.

This is our annual Flagship Event in order to support local Charities. The nominated Charity this year was Weston Hospicecare.

This match must be the largest in Somerset and the Club start preparing many months in advance. The amount of time and effort invested in maintaining the banks and clearing weed is enormous.

42 Anglers were booked in for this match and the weather did not put people off. The draw was in Kenn Rd Car Park and Jenny, Andy and Grant Law did a great job cooking bacon and sausage rolls along with tea and coffee for a small fee which went towards the charity fund.

Rob Fogg our match secretary was well organised and the draw got underway without a hitch at 08:30 with fishing from 10:30 – 15:30. The rain and wind came in as forecast just before the match started, water conditions were very clear and most knew it would be a tough day. During the match no one walked the bank (they were all under the brolley) so it was hard to establish how the river was fishing. It did turn out a tough day but Simon Carvallo made the best of it from end peg 1 to catch a nice mixed bag of skimmers, roach and perch to weigh 6lbs 14oz and a match win. ,On end peg 45 upstream Mark Bartlett was second with 5lbs 3oz.Third place went to Kev Perry from peg 30 with 4lb 8oz.4th Mark Bromsgrove 3lb 14oz 5th Paul Faiers 3lb 10oz 6th Jeremey Salisbury 3lb 7oz

A section – Ivan Currie 1lb 8oz

B section – Jeff Surman 2lb 14oz

C section – Jeff Beasley 1lb 10oz

D section – Nigel Wyatt 2lb 6oz

The Guess the Winning Weight was won by Kev PerryThe results and BBQ were held after the match at the Blue Flame Pub along with the Raffle.

A total of £1000 was raised for Weston Hospicecare.

The Club would like to thank …….All those who helped get the river ready. Jenny, Grant and Andy Law for the breakfast rolls. Kate and Steve Bonwick, Sarah Baker for the BBQ. The Blue Flame Pub. Tesco Clevedon. Cadbury Angling. Matt Parsons at M5 Angling. The farm adjacent to the blue Flame for additional parking. The anglers who turned up to support the event.