Leamington Angling Newsletter February 2020

Big One – Stoneleigh.

29th February & 1st March

Big Saving for Leamington Angling Members

20% Off

The Big One is back in 2020. It’s this coming weekend!!

We are exhibiting at the NAEC Stoneleigh on 29th February & 1st March. Join us and get your 2020 fishing season off to a flying start with the new season Leamington Angling Membership (see below). Plus, the world’s biggest and best tackle manufacturers will be bringing all the latest gear for 2020. Whether you’re a carp or match angler or fish purely for pleasure, you’ll find everything you need from rods, reels and poles to bivvies and bait.

At the Legends Theatre, a star-studded line-up of your favourite fishing stars and top celebrities including Jeremy Wade will be sharing their valuable advice and top tips to get you catching more fish, plus live demos on the indoor lake.

Bring the family for a day or the weekend, with FREE ENTRY for children under 12 Plus there is free car parking at both shows, with early entry for advanced ticket holders. Save 20% off adult prices when you book an advanced ticket with code TACK20.

We look forward to seeing you at The Big One!

Join us at Stoneleigh – NAEC, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire Sat Nav: CV8 2LZ.  You can SAVE 20% off a standard adult ticket, paying just £9.60, using voucher code TACK20 at the online checkout at www.thebigoneshow.co.uk


New Membership Books

The new Leamington Angling Association membership books will be available soon

Membership Prices 2020 – 2021
Adult £40.00
Senior (over 65) £28.00
Disabled £28.00
Junior (up to 18) £10.00
Each time you fish at Jubilee Pools, Snitterfield Reservoir or Napton Reservoir, there will be a daily charge of £3.00 for Adults and £2.00 for Concessions.
Members may bring a guest to fish at £7.00 per day.


Jubilee Pools

Jubilee re-opens on Sunday 1st March. Due to the very wet weather, some parking areas have been closed temporarily. A few pegs have been closed for safety reasons but most are OK to use thanks to the work parties hard graft. Take extra care on pathways which may be slippy in some places.

During the winter closed period at Jubilee, a small army of volunteers have been busy improving and repairing your fishery. Here are some photos from Paul and JoFish….

Ros asked me to send a selection of photos to you of the work being done whilst Jubilee Pools is closed from Paul and JoFish.

P.S. the last two are of the newly refurbished scarecrow, renamed after its maker.




Next meeting:          Chris Betts

       PAC’s Yorkshire Liaison Officer: Captor of big fish of many species

Thursday, 5th March, 2020

at The Shakespeare Inn, Mill Street, Harbury, Leamington Spa, CV33 9HR

Please note this year’s new venue at Harbury 

Doors open 7.00 p.m.  for 7.30 start

PAC members with current card £4.00

Non-members £5.00—age 16 and under free

Bar, raffle and tackle stall

 Pub website & map at



Barley Straw at Snitterfield Reservoir

Not only does barley straw help to keep algae under control during the warmer months, but, as it breaks down, it also becomes a handy breeding area for numerous invertebrates. In turn, these become food for most fish species.

This handful from Snitterfield Reservoir shows various water snails including the Eared pond snail, Hog Louse and a tasty-looking bloodworm.



Grand Union – Rowington

Coventry matchman Mick Durrant went to the Grand Union at Rising Lane.

Mick fished pinkie and some fine groundbait for a mixed net in the cold including a nice skimmer.



Jack’s Big Lido Perch

Here’s Jack Forrester with a monster perch caught on the Avon at Stratford Lido.


Ryton Pool

Mike Cribdon sent us this from Ryton,

‘With the rivers probably still tricky, I thought I would try a couple hours at Ryton Pool this afternoon. I honestly didn’t think I would get a bite, but a bit of bread flake on the feeder tempted a one pound Roach, a three pound Bream and this four pound Tench.

I’ll take that on a February afternoon!’



More Works at Jubilee

Hi Anthony

Here are the last instalment of the work carried out at Jubilee. Peg 3 bank work, island lake and the island clean up.  The work was carried out by myself, JoFish, Ros and Kelvin.

Best regards

Paul and JoFish


Ryton Pool – Parking Concession

We have secured a big saving for Leamington Angling Members at Ryton Pool in the Country Park. Currently, the annual parking pass for the park is £40 but Leamington Angling members can get one for HALF PRICE! It’s best to buy now before the April price review. Just take your Leamington Angling membership book to the Ryton Visitor Centre and you can get your 12 month parking pass for £20. It’s a good idea to get your membership book and parking pass around the same time so you know when to renew.


Napton Tree Work

Kelvin Tallett and I went to Napton late in the afternoon to cut down and make safe a fallen tree.

A few pics.

Phil Mattock


Perch on Lures at the Lido

Mike Cribdon sent us this..’I spent an hour or so at the Lido this afternoon and had few nice little Perch on small lures. Good fun’.



Stratford Lido

Mathew Brookes was catching well at the Lido.



Stratford Recreation Ground

We were sent this by an unnamed angler who was thrilled with his pleasure day on the Rec. All caught on stick float and maggot.



Jubilee Carp

Dave Young’s son’s PB at 11lb 2oz.

Dave Young also sent us this old pic from around 20 years ago at Jubilee.



Snitterfield Reservoir

Anthony, I’d rather be fishing the river but, as that currently isn’t an option, it was back on the still-waters.

Slow start but, after a while, the bites started to come. Perch on the inside on pole-fished pinkie to avoid the dreaded blank, then bream, skimmers, hybrids & roach on the feeder – double red maggot on the hook and casters in brown crumb in the ‘bucket’:

Cheers, Paul Hitchman


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