Leamington Angling Newsletter July 2020

Kyle at Jubilee Pools

Hi Anthony,

I have attached photos of fish that my son Kyle has caught from Jubilee Pools this month. The first 2 were on peg 9 of the island lake, both were taken on a 18mm Baitworks Royal Marine wafter on slip D rig with a size 4 barb less curv hook. The final 2 were on the horseshoe lake on Peg 13 I think, these were caught on a 18mm IB wafter soaked in isotonic goo on a spinner rig with a D rig kicker.

He is only just getting serious on his carp fishing to the point where he has bought his own rod with his birthday money. Its been hard to fish with him lately as not all pegs have room for both of us to fish, ideal pegs like the point are always taken. But we have struggled on and these are the results.

Regards,  Ian Ryder 


Snitterfield Reservoir

Hi Anthony, I spoke to Ian Clarke and he said to forward this photo to you. Its a 2lb 7oz perch I caught from Snitterfield reservoir today, and it looked very lean so I’d assume probably spawned recently, and I’d of thought may be a 3 pounder come late autumn / winter time.

Have a great weekend and Best wishes and stay safe and well to you and your family


Caleb’s first time fishing at Horseshoe




Grand Union – Rowington

Shane Bridges, who featured in the newsletter recently, has kindly offered to bailiff our stretch of the Grand Union at Rowington.



Stratford Lido

As from August 3rd the Lido car park is going to be locked at 8.30pm each evening and opened at 6.30am the next day.


Max Russell – First Tench – Jubilee

and later……..


Jubilee – Island

Hi Anthony,

Hope you’re keeping well at these times and managing to get out on the bank as much as possible!

I am really enjoying Jubilee this season, thought you would like a picture of this cracking 15lb fully-scaled from Island Pool. I was in peg 2 tonight (I think) and found a brand new Fox compact unhooking mat still with it’s tags on; so I handed it to Ros on my way out. Hopefully the owner will read this and get it back.

Cheers and stay safe!

Richard Blackley


Jubilee Peg Repairs

Hi Anthony

We have had a productive finish to the end of July with the completion of a couple more pegs 34 and 38 on the island pool. Hope whoever uses them, enjoys them.  Here are a few photos showing what was involved.



Arthur Myers

Sad to report the passing of Arthur Myers of Bilton a long standing member who kindly donated a considerable amount of tackle to the Association which we will be passing on to young anglers just starting fishing. Also thanks to Dave who delivered the gear and also gave a very useful pole and a reel from his collection.


College Pool

I don’t know much but I do know that you can’t catch fish up a tree. When you next fish College Pool, please don’t cast into the trees or the lily beds. It only ends in tears. This little lot was collected by Steve Smith from ONE tree!

Steve has also been busy thinning out the pesky signal crayfish at College Pool.




JoFish caught a nice common carp this month and we had a go at coarse fishing, which we haven’t done for ages and was pleasantly surprised at our bounty.  Great time had by us both and kept very busy catching, great fun.

Paul and JoFish


George Wirduam

Last month we reported the sad passing of our friend and long time member George Wirduam. George kindly donated a large amount of tackle to the Association which we have started to distribute to juniors who are starting out in accordance with George’s wishes. (Let me know if you know of any youngsters who could benefit).

There remains a Milo box, roller and other items which George wanted to sell for the benefit of Air Ambulance and Cancer Research. If you are interested, contact Sue on 01789 551890. Sensible offers please.



Rural Crime Team

PC Craig Purcell and I were recently out patrolling the Bidford-Upon-Avon area in the early hours when we heard over the radio that response officers had located three people fishing on the River Avon near Luddington. As the officers approached one male decided he didn’t fancy hanging around so jumped in the river to get away!

We spotted a suspicious car with two males in it nearby and on stopping the car determined that they had been fishing in a private members only area under the control of Stratford Angling Association.

Neither of them had a current rod licence or permission to be fishing the area.

We reported the males for offences that will result in a future court date and to prevent further illegal fishing we seized their equipment as shown in the picture. A forfeiture request will be made to Magistrates’ when the court date arrives.

Unfortunately the third male wasn’t located but signs were found that someone had exited the river slightly down stream….someone had a very wet and cold walk home!!

We will continue to work with the Environment Agency and Angling Trust on these issues to help legitimate anglers across Warwickshire. Anyone wanting to know where the money from rod licences goes can watch a video on the subject at www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayUqySi97FU

Operation Leviathan is a national multi-agency operation to prevent, detect and prosecute those illegally fishing that Warwickshire Police are proud to support.

Please see the below link for more information.


PC Andy Steventon



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