Leamington Angling Newsletter April 2015

Royal Leamington Spa Angling Association 125th Anniversary

One evening way back in June 1890, a group of local fishermen met in a coffee house to discuss forming an angling club. Thus the Royal Leamington Spa Angling Association was born. The main principle was “the acquisition of fishing and the preservation of fish for the benefit of members in accordance with the rules” and that is still the first line of our constitution today.

In order to celebrate our 125th anniversary, we are holding an Anniversary Day at Jubilee Pools to which all members are invited.

Sunday 14th June 2015

There will be all sorts to interest and entertain the whole family including:-

  • Invitation Match and weigh-in
  • Junior Quick Match with coaches
  • Fly fishing for Carp! with Barry “the Fly” and Roger Booth
  • Top Carp brands including FreeSpirit, Gardner, Mainline, Lioncarp, Vardis, Nash
  • Barbeque
  • Rigs, casting, methods, baits masterclass
  • Tackle Tombola
  • Barbel Society
  • Tackle Bargains
  • All proceeds will go to Anglers Against Cancer and
  • Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance

So put the date in your diary and come along any time during the day, bring the kids.

Loads of free parking and FREE ADMISSION

Start time 10.00am

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Leamington Angling Association AGM

All members are invited to the Association AGM which will be held at the Liberal Club in Upper Holly Walk, Leamington Spa on Monday 11th May 2015 at 7.30pm.

We will discuss the Association accounts, elect committee and officials and then have time to look at a few photos from the last year and have a drink and a sandwich.

Hope to see you there, best regards, Anthony Simmons, Secretary.


If you have a son or daughter, grandson or granddaughter, niece or nephew who is interested in the countryside but not keen on A levels at school, now would be a good time to look at alternatives. Moreton Morrell College has a wide range of courses including Equine, Countryside Management (including Fisheries!) and Agriculture and to see the extensive College Campus see below……


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SATURDAY 16 MAY 2015 10AM – 4PM

Moreton Morrell College will throw open their gates to the general public and welcome everyone to enjoy a great family day out. It’s an agriculture and countryside spectacular!


  • Sheep shearing demonstrations
  • Horse and hound display
  • Plant doctor
  • Dog agility
  • Cattle and sheep showing
  • Floristry demonstrations
  • Show jumping competitions
  • Clay shooting
  • Climbing wall
  • Plant and produce sales
  • Sheepdog and duck demos
  • Farriery demonstrations
  • Bouncy castle and children’s rides
  • Public dog show – enter your own dog
  • Micro-chipping – get your pet micro-chipped by our vet nurses
  • Construction demos
  • Pitch and putt
  • Quizzes and games

*activities are subject to change

£10 per car

Dogs are welcome if they are kept on a lead and abide by the College’s dog policy.


Nick Adams – Carp and Rainbows

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Hi Anthony,

There was certainly carp gold at the end of this rainbow today,  I had 9 carp from peg 9 at Jubilee Pools Island pool, all commons ranging from a superb little baby common of only 1lb 9 oz to this stunning 23lb 10oz beauty!

All falling to Hallum baits P2 boilies, fishing tight to the treeline, now made so much easier and safer, thanks to the work party’s hard work on removing that massive tree stump snag during the close season!

Regards Nick Adams


Megan’s Opening Weekend at Jubilee


9 year old Megan Gladwin on opening weekend at Jubilee. What a brilliant photo.

Phil Mattock


Bryan Rooke at Jubilee

Hi Anthony

Two carp one caught last Oct one yesterday 2nd April at Jubilee. The fish from Oct 28 lb 13 oz and mirror yesterday 24 lb 5 oz. Love all the work that has been done in the winter. Hats off to Ros and Neil and team. Great job well done all

Kind regards




Kev Dowsing at Jubilee

Hi Anthony .

Had a great days fishing up Jubilee Pools . Here is two of six fish caught . A 20lb mirror and a 17lb common.

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Kev Dowsing


Nick Adams Tench catch on the Horseshoe


The Tench Fishing on horseshoe pool is brilliant at the moment, fishing down the marginal shelf using a cocktail of maggots, corn, casters and tiger fish pellets I had over 50lb of Tench! So if you like Tincas get fishing on horseshoe…….

Cheers  Nick Adams


James Timerick has a great day at Jubilee, Horseshoe Lake


We are newbies to your waters and to this type of fishing and had our first couple of sessions of many to Jubilee Pools.  My son and I got to walk and talk to the very helpful Roz who gave us some good advice and motivation for my son James to catch one of his dream fish, the formidable tench.  So on this session started at 8am on bank holiday Monday with a method feeder with pellets and maggots on the hook. First came a 4lb bream after 40 mins then another, but two of his dreams came true a lovely common carp that was too lively to weigh or handle so back he went. Then came a run which as soon as he struck he nearly had his arms pulled out.

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I stood behind him with my hand covering the rod not touching, just in case but left him to it to land it himself , after quite a struggle he did it.  Made a 11 year olds fishing dream come true. We would have thought that that was enough for the day but no, he did not want to leave even though we had promised to be home for dinner. Two hours after the promised arrival at home, we strolled in at 7pm. His mum couldn’t be cross with the wide beaming smile across his face.

Mark Timerick


Darren Cox and Steve Martin

@ Jubilee

Hi Anthony

Just a note to say thanks for allow Darren and I to us Snitterfield Res for today’s roach feature. I’ve attached a catch shot of Darren with his roach and skimmer haul.

Also, I no longer work for DHP, but I am doing freelance features for them, plus I’m now the Midlands reporter for the Angler’s Mail – responsible for the Where to Fish pages and Warwickshire venue’s Tactical Briefs.

I have already featured the club in the local angling club section, which appeared in the March 17 – 23 issue.

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I would like to feature more Leamington venues in the Tactical Briefs.

Today’s feature with Darren will appear in the June issue of Coarse Fishing Answers – out the second week of May.

Thanks once again. Best regards

Steve Martin


Hi Anthony, just a few lines to let you know that the recently introduced Tench in Horseshoe at Jubilee are making their presence known.I float fished today Friday 17th using mashed bread and micro”s with double red maggot on the hook 8 to 10 yards out and had 53 of them !!!!!  between 1 and 3 1/2 lbs also had 22 skimmers  between 3/4 and 3lbs. I write down the weight and species of each fish (i know, sad aint it !!) the Tench weighed 78lbs and the Bream 38lbs. WELL worth the membership already!!  Sorry no pics, on my own and do not use keepnets


Mick (the fish) Villiers


Paul and Josef catch at Jubilee

Hi Anthony, just a quick email to send you about the great start to our father and son team.

These are just some of the fish dad and Josef (JoFish), nicknamed given by Ros and Neil have been catching at Jubilee Pools this April.

Dads is a 19.5lb mirror and Jo’s a 13.5lb common, if this is the start of the season we can’t wait to see what we get in summer.

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Paul Steeley


Free Spirit

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Just returned from a hectic day session at Jubilee Pools at Ryton on Dunsmore, plenty of fish for the camera and introducing Glenn New into carp fishing which made a great video coming soon to the Free Spirit Fishing YouTube channel, 31 fish in total in 9 hours. #freespiritfishing Regards,

Andy Smith.


Superb 30lbs common – Paul Claridge

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Hi Anthony,

Here is the article as promised.

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I had a very good day fishing at Jubilee Pools today netting in total 153lbs of carp and catching my largest UK carp ever, weighing in at 30lbs and 3 ounces, as seen in the photo below. I caught 12 carp in total – two of which were baby carp, it is good to see that they are spawning well. After netting the 30lb I continued my good spell with a 20.5lb common  and then a 22lb 7oz mirror, seen in the second photo below. Sure beats a trip to the gym!

Regards Paul Claridge


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