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Let’s keep it friendly!

Your Committee is sorry to have to report that some of the temporary signs recently erected at Riley’s Pool were subsequently defaced by some disparaging comments being added about a member of the committee.

Such comments are not only childish, but are potentially hurtful to persons so named and also risk bringing the club into disrepute. As such they are completely ‘out of order’ and will not be tolerated. Disciplinary action will be taken if perpetrators are identified.

This club runs on goodwill, and especially the goodwill of those on the Committee who put a huge amount of their time, and much effort [often unseen], into running the club – for the benefit of all.

In the spirit of openness, the committee would like to stress that if ANYONE has ANY ISSUES they feel need to be raised/aired they are very WELCOME to CONTACT any member of the Committee – by phone or or email – and they will be fully considered.

Contacts are in the clubcard and on this website.

Many Thanks

Ted Cartright Trophy – Results

After a gap of a few years, the Ted Cartright Trophy was fished for on Sunday 10th Aug at Preeswood Pool.

Congratulations to the winner Geoff Perkins, with 38lb, 4oz.


2nd was Bob Parrish with 31lb, 5 oz; 3rd Roy Cooper with 20lb, 11oz and 4th was Liam Moore with 19lb, 4oz.

All bags consisted of carp in the 2-5lb bracket, the winning pegs being 4/12/9 and 10 respectively.

Note. Ted Cartright was a founder member of the club.


Ryley’s Pools – Temporary Restrictions

In view of the low water/oxygen levels at these pools, the Committee have imposed an immediate suspension of:

a/ all club/open matches – alternative venues will be used instead

b/ the use of keep nets by all members when fishing

Please be alert to and observe these restrictions, and inform any other members fishing who appear to not be aware of them – although notices are also posted at the pools.

Preeswood Pool Event

This coming Saturday (6th July) we have 29 juniors coming to Preeswood for an angling taster day. As a result most of the water will be closed to members for the morning.

Events like this help promote our sport/pastime/hobby – call it what you will, it always needs new blood so maybe you could help make the event a success?

For example, anyone fishing beforehand is urged to help us make the pool look its best, e.g. pick up any litter [even if not yours], pull up any Ragwort and weeds in the pegs and do what you can to move the ever present goose muck!

Eric Brown ( is running the event and would appreciate any help on the day with coaching, advice of just general help and a pair of hands. For more info or to offer help get in touch with Eric or Terry Nutt beforehand, or simply turn up at 10.00.


New Club Water & HOW TO GET THERE

From 1st April 2018 members can fish an additional length of the canal near Market Drayton, namely from Bridge 66 (Betton Wood) to Bridge 69 (canal turning basin at the top of Adderley locks).

There is very limited free roadside parking at Adderley, but arrangements have been made with a local farmer for parking near bridge 67 – see map and description below of how to access this parking.

Please note this parking is only available due to the goodwill of the farmer, and is given in return for payment of a small fee (£1) – which is to be placed in the white honesty box provided.








Access/Parking near bridge 67

Take the A 529 Adderley/Audlem Rd out of Market Drayton. From the ‘gingerbread’ roundabout on the edge of town drive for about 2 miles then turn right into drive/track leading to ‘The Lees’ farmhouse (Mr Brindley). Go down this (with row of conifer trees either side) until you reach a static caravan, then turn right through 2 sets of gates (ensure they are left either open or closed as you find them) and proceed along the old railway track where, after approx 600 yds, there is a gate on the left with a white honesty box attached to the gate post. Park just before it  on the right hand offside of the track. Walk through the gate next to the honesty box and ahead you’ll see a tall tree across the field by bridge 67. Walk to the bridge and then take the towpath (left or right) to find a swim.







Parkling area on right – just before honesty box











Bridge 67 – a towpath ‘crossover’ (roving) bridge – showing the split towpath and farm access routes.

Membership Cards (2018 – 19) now available

If you’ve not been a regular angler over the winter, the warmth (soon?) of spring and the arrival of membership cards for the year ahead makes this a good time to dust off your tackle and plan ahead.

Fees remain unchanged from last year, and are great value given the range of waters we have*. In addition to renewing your card, why not encourage someone else to join – a trail ticket is available if desired.

*Indeed, an extra length of Canal is to be added from April 1st, with details added to the Website soon and also provided with Membership Cards.

See our Club Membership page for details.


Floating Market@ Drayton Canal

Just to let members know, there is a canal boat based market taking place at the Market Drayton Marina in May, details below. By way of reminder, this will not inconvenience our anglers as no fishing is allowed in this stretch of our water from April to Sept – see our Club Waters page or your Membership Card if you need to refresh your knowledge!

Roving Canal Traders Association – Floating market notification

Venue: Between Betton Bridge no. 63 and Lords Bridge no. 64.

Address: Shropshire Union Canal, Market Drayton. TF9 1RJ

Starts: Friday May 25th 2018, 10.00 GMT

Ends: Monday May 28th, 17.00 GMT

Your 2018-19 Committee

At the AGM the existing committee was largely re-elected, but with the welcome addition of two new (co-opted) extra members willing to help look after the club, namely Dan Yale and Eric Brown. Special thanks are due to them both, as without ‘new blood’ the club, like all others, could not continue to thrive.

To see/contact members of the Cttee view the ‘Contact Us’ page.

AGM – 7th Feb 2018

Members are invited to attend this year’s AGM, which starts at 7.30pm at Hodnet Social Club on Wednesday 7th February 2018.

We have had a good year as a club and this is your chance to come along and find out more about what has been done and what is planned. A small free buffet will be provided.


Anyone wishing to stand for election to the committee or wishing to put forward a rule change, etc, should contact the secretary immediately and then, in accordance with our constitution, ensure that suitable written information is provided to the committee before our next meeting on Wed 24th January.

National Competition

As you may be aware, our club played a big part in this years CRT angling competition finals.

In particular, Terry Nutt and Dave Watkins devoted a huge amount of time and effort to this and not oly was this recognised by CRT but deserves the heartfelt thanks of all our members for raising the profile of our club and the CRT waters we fish. Well done guys!

You can find more info and results on this webpage.