Leamington Angling News January/February 2022

2nd Jan 2022 first trip to the grand union canal at Rising Lane 400 meters from the bridge past the barges. Took an hour to get them going but managed to keep the bites coming for two hours , fished worm over for nice bag of fish .

Dean Moore


Fish Legal




Just in case we needed reminding how damaging Cormorants can be, here’s one that came down on a water (not LAA) for just three minutes before being shot. So that’s one fish per minute for (say) an hour on the water with his three friends (x3) most days of the week (x5) for a year (x52). That’s a lot of fish!


Jubilee Works

Hi Anthony, here are a few pictures of this weeks work, the point

nearing completion, fish feeding and removal of a fallen tree in the

lake and the old barley netting.

Best regards Paul and Jofish


More Fish!

There have been work parties on most of our waters, making them more accessible and comfortable for members. These groups are made up of ordinary members like you who volunteer to make fisheries better. You can volunteer too. Contact Anthony.

Of course, winter is the time for stocking new fish to refresh our waters for spring. Jubilee Pools, Snitterfield Reservoir, Napton Pond, College Pool and Ryton Pool have all had new stocks of various species.


Wasperton Work Party

Hi Anthony, 

On Sunday morning the River Work Party unblocked the track at Wasperton of this weighty tree. Not sure if it was Dudley or Eunice that was to blame. 

Graham Appleton


Wasperton Barbel

Hi Anthony,

Thought you might like to hear the following. Popped down to the river at Wasperton on the 13th February to see if I could get a roach or two, or maybe even a bream. The weather conditions were difficult with a howling gale bouncing the tip around and making spotting bites difficult. As it happens, I only had one bite all day and it was this barbel at 11lbs 1oz. Very fortunate on double maggot, 14s hook and 3lbs hooklength but, luckily, she didn’t give that lightning first run so it was more a dogged battle of wills especially when it came to landing it in my ordinary-sized landing net.

It’s, by far, my personal best and my only barbel from the Avon ever.


Alex Deane


Jubilee – the Point

Hi Anthony

Complete and ready for opening day. Fish fed and thanks to Kelvin on Friday helping Jofish and I back fill the peg 

Regards Paul and Jofish

Jubilee re opens on 1st March 2022


Stratford Riverside (Lido) project


Grand Union @ Rowington
Important information. Parking at

Tom O The Wood
By kind permission of Chris and Charlie, owners of the Tom O’ the Wood pub, members are allowed to park in the pub car park WEEKDAYS ONLY. NO PARKING IN THE PUB CAR PARK AT WEEKENDS OR BANK HOLIDAYS

This stunning pub run by Chris & Charlie, has a passion for serving good, fresh, homemade food, which is locally sourced from local suppliers & farms.
Tom O’ The Wood is a dog friendly pub, that caters for all


Jubilee Opens

Hi Anthony had a great session today at Jubilee Horsehoe lake on the feeders.

The tench and bream were well up for a feed, I started on 2 rods but took one in due to double hook ups, one rod was enough to manage😂

In just over 4 hrs I landed 10 bream and 9 tench. Bream averaged 2.5lb a couple weighed at 3.5lb, tench averaged 3lb, though one was just on 4lb. I was very happy, I know it normally fishes well after opening, today a lot of action, reckon around 50lb all in. A couple photos attached of some of the fish.

I noted the great condition of the fishery and new pegs, and its a big thankyou to the work groups they do a great job.

Thanks again for a brilliant fishery🎣🎣👌👌👌

Ian Fraser-Mitchell


An Important Message from Martyn at Fishing and Outdoors – Stratford upon Avon

War in Ukraine

Many customers and friends of the shop will be aware I distribute officially various UK fishing tackle brands to Ukraine. For over ten years my customers have become very good friends and visit Stratford upon Avon and surrounding arrears on a regular basis and its made clear to all of us the normal lives of Ukrainian’s have changed very quickly to the unthinkable happening. I have linked up to a direct supply network who are delivering essential emergencies into Ukraine via neighbouring countries and this shop is now a drop off point for donations of the following items.

Due to limited space at the shop I can only take smaller items preferably boxed up or bagged.

Thank you very much for your support in helping the very courageous citizens of Ukraine

Please kindly share where possible.

Donations required.

– Sleeping Bags or Mats – Thermal Blankets.

– Toothpaste, toothbrushes, Toilet paper, Sanitary products.

– Baby nappies.

– First Aid kits.

– Disinfectants, first Aid dressings, Bandages & plasters.

– Gloves, thick warm socks {adult & child sizes).

– Plastic cups, plates & cutlery.

– Water purification kits & Torches.

– Un-opened medications including Antibiotics.

If you have bulk donations please message me on facebook and I will direct you to other emergency drop off points who are handling larger bulk donations.

The donation address is below and please google the shop to view opening hours.

Stratford on Avon Fishing and Outdoors Ltd.

29 Timothy’s Bridge Road. Stratford Enterprise Park.

Stratford Upon Avon.

Warwickshire. CV37 9NQ.

email. HRHdist@aol.com


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