Leamington Angling Newsletter October 2019


Mr G.A. Anderson took this nice pic of a Ruffe he caught on the Grand Union.

These pretty fish are really not as common as they used to be.


“There is also another fish called a Pope, and by some a Russe, a fish that is not known to be in some Rivers; it is much like the Pearch for his shape, but will not grow to be bigger then a Gudgion; he is an excellent fish, no fish that swims is of a pleasanter taste.”

The Compleat Angler – Isaak Walton  1653


Grand Union at Rising Lane

Andy Wheildon took this 15lb mixed bag from the Grand Union on the Rising lane stretch on pole, big maggot and pinkie.

and also……..

Andy Wheildon took advantage of the high river and coloured water and fished a 5AAA Avon crowquill on a 14ft Rod for some roach, dace, two good bream and this impressive 11lb 9oz barbel. Andy fed hemp heavily and loose fed maggots at Wasperton.



I forgot to say it was on 4lb line 3lb hooklengh and a 20 hook



Jim Wiltshire on the Grand Union

With the rivers out I went for a four hour session on the awesome Grand Union canal (first visit since April). I fished near the Fosse Way but tbh wherever I fish seems good.

All I had was big red maggot and a little canal black. I fished tight across and down the middle. The water was very coloured and a few boaters were about enjoying the sunshine.

It took about an hour for the fish to find my feed on both lines and then I had a really enjoyable spell. I ended with well into double figures of mainly quality fish- best perch a pound and a half at least, bream 2lb+, roach to about 14oz and one small Rudd. There are bigger but just enjoyed a relaxing little session on a lovely stretch of canal.


Jim Wiltshire


Lucy’s Mill

Well done Josh Derry on his first pike from the river.



Pike Fishing Rules – Reminders

ALL ANGLERS must have an appropriate landing net and unhooking mat.

Live baiting is prohibited in all Association waters. The use of freshwater fish for bait is prohibited whether as live or dead bait. Using dead bait is permitted only from 1st October to March 14th. Pike fishing with lures is permitted at any time during the season. The use of a gaff is prohibited.


Works at Ryton Pool

A big thank you to Barry and Phil who managed to remove an enormous tree that had fallen into the pool.




Jubilee Works

Just a reminder that Net Dips are in use at Jubilee and Snitterfield Reservoir. Please ensure that all nets, mats and anything else that gets wet are properly dipped before use and when you get home, dry them thoroughly, preferably in sunlight (if we have any!)

Ros, Tony and Martin were out in the boat clearing vegetation and lost tackle. The Thursday work party are busy all year round, keeping Jubilee in top condition for members. They are all volunteers.


Angling Trust

The Angling Trust ran their latest building bridges event on the Coventry canal in the city on Sunday 20th October. 


With around 150 anglers taking part from no less than seven countries the event which was run from Coventry canal basin went out towards Nuneaton and beyond. This was a spinning event for perch, pike and Zander and was attended by, among others, the EA’s bailiffs. Well done all.



Membership half price from 1st November.

Leamington Angling Membership is now half price so its the ideal opportunity to persuade your mate, who has been hesitating, to join the best value Association in the Midlands. Membership runs through until the end of March 2020.



College Pool

Safety work is being carried out at College Pool on Saturday 2nd November and Sunday 3rd November so the pool will be closed. Snitterfield Reservoir is open as an alternative or, if the rain holds off, try the Avon at Wasperton.

Work party volunteers wanted soon!

If you enjoy fishing College Pool, contact me to give some help and I will let you know when the work party is on.

Likewise, there will be work taking place on the river bank at Wasperton. More volunteers needed please.

Anthony 01926 312319


Snitterfield Reservoir


A recent visit from engineers on behalf of the Environment Agency has set us the task of removing more vegetation from inside and outside the dam. Especially ash and blackthorn saplings plus brambles.

We are going to need some support from members for our Sunday morning work parties at Snitterfield Reservoir so give me a call so that I can let you know when these are happening. Its not heavy work, just loppers and saws and some strimming. Equipment and safety gear provided. Give me a call.

Anthony  01926 312319


Stratford Classic

Just a reminder that the Stratford Classic is on Sunday 10th November 2019. Assuming the river is not in flood! All pegs will be in use at the Lido, Recreation Ground and Lucy’s Mill plus Seven Meadows and Stannells.

For those of you who are fishing the match, here are the peg locations:-

Stratford Lido. Pegs 1 to 10

Stratford Recreation Ground.  Pegs 11 to 25

Lucy’s Mill Pegs. 26 to 30

Seven Meadows & Stannells.  Pegs 31 to 70

Fish 10.00am to 3.00pm

Breakfast from 7.30am – Phone 01789 293402 to book a breakfast
Draw 8.00am, Payout and Results all at the
New Inn Clifford Chambers CV37 8HR


College Pool Mirror

Phil Godfrey sent us this..

10lb carp caught at College Pool on Monday 28th October….


Happy Halloween



EA Fisheries Officers

Thanks to the efforts of our Voluntary Bailiff Service and Environment Agency staff, 184 offenders were caught in recent patrols. The most common offence remains “Unlicenced Fishing”, with some hefty fines and court appearances resulting. A great result and a simple message: don’t cheat on angling! 



Max Hubbard, Jess & (baby) Arabella

Congratulations from

Leamington Angling Association!!




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