Funeral – Jim Humphreys

It is with great sadness that we have to inform members of the sudden death of Jim last Friday [8th March].

Jim was not only a long term supporter/member of HAC, but also took that extra step of serving The Club’s interests by being on The Committee for many years too. We will miss his contribution.

On behalf of The Club, Terry Nutt [Secretary] has expressed our condolences to his wife [Val] and family; and they will no doubt be in the thoughts of many members who knew Jim.

A celebration of Jim’s life has now been arranged for 12 noon on Friday 22nd March at St Alkmunds Church, Whitchurch. Jim’s wife, Val, requests that those attending opt for smart casual dress, ideally with a hint of royal blue in respect of his love of Chelsea football club.

Results at the Marina Market Drayton Sunday 19-11-2017.

Results of the  Club match fished at the Marina Market Drayton on Sunday 19-11-2017. After overnight frost and the locks closed at Tyrley with clear water conditions were very hard and fish were tightly shoaled. 1st. Steve Fogal 27-5-0 ( A runaway leader off the unfancied peg 15, caught big fish on and off throughout the match on bread punch.) 2nd. Daniel Yale 7-7-0 ( Good quality roach again on bread punch off peg 5.) 3rd. Chris Morris 6-8-0 ( Started to catch later in the match, a mixed bag on the caster off peg 9.)  Most anglers struggled for a pound of fish and there was even dry nets.

Cormorants and Gooseanders

The Angling Trust have sent us a round robin e-mail, part of which [pasted below] maybe of interest to members.


The Angling Trust recognise the enormous damage that cormorants and goosanders can do to fish stocks in both rivers and still waters. We want to do more to enable fishery managers to be allowed to control these highly destructive birds.

We’ve written to the Fisheries Minister, George Eustice, demanding a doubling of the number of cormorants licensed to be shot in England annually to 6,000 and for the removal of requirements for evidence that goosanders are damaging fisheries before a licence will be issued.

We’ve relaunched the Cormorant Watch website for you to log sightings of cormorants and goosanders. The data provided will help us push for more effective control of these birds in England, Wales and Scotland, where goosanders in particular predate heavily on declining salmon stocks.

Results at the Marina Market Drayton on Thursday 12-10-2017.

Results of the Club match fished in the Marina Market Drayton on Thursday 12-10-2017. 1st. Rob Yeomans 10-1-0 ( With 6 perch around a pound a piece and bits caught on caster tipped with a pinkie off peg 8.) 2nd. Roy Cooper 7-9-0 ( A good bream, Hybrid and bits caught on assorted baits off peg 12.) 3rd. John Bullough 6-2-0 ( A good bag of bits caught on bread punch off peg 10.)

Results at Ryleys Pool on Sunday 08-10-2017.

Results of the Open match fished at Ryleys pool on Sunday 08-10-2017. With the Pool restocked on the Friday before the match, the resident seemed to be upset and refused to feed. 1st was Dave Davies 13-0-0 (a small carp some newly stocked F1s and bits caught on pellet off peg 12.) 2nd. John McCann 12-13-0 (With a similar bag of fish caught on pole fished pellet.) 3rd. Bob Parrish 12-6-0 ( Again a similar bag caught on pole fished maggot off peg 22.)

Results at Hammersley Spring Pools on Thursday 05-10-2017.

Results of the Open match fished at Hammersley Spring Pools on Thursday 05-10-2017. Well just me again weighed in 14-1-0 4 carp and bits caught on pole fished paste and corn off peg 17.)

Results for match fished on the canal at the Wharf Goldstone Sunday 27-09-2015.

Again cold temperatures slowed the fish down and weights were low and both end pegs produced reasonable weights. 1st. Roy Cooper 6-2-0 (4 good perch, some good roach and plenty of bits caught on worm and maggot off peg 89.) 2nd. Rob Yeomans 5-4-4 (again some good perch but less bits caught on worm and caster off peg 97.) 3rd. John Bullough 2-1-0 (plenty of very small fish mainly gudgeon caught on pinkie off peg 95.)

Match News

The dates/venues for next years matches on Club Waters have been set, and a reinvigorated programme beckons (thanks partly to Roy Coopers recent retirement – lucky chap).

If you’ve never fished a match, give our friendly club matches a try – Roy will welcome you and provide any help and advice – just give him a call beforehand.

Details are of course in the new clubcard, but you can also print out a complete list HERE.


2015 Clubcards & Plewes Pool News

You can now get a clubcard for the next membership year from Roger Higginson.

To avoid disappointment, please ring before calling – Tel 01630 658055 – and please stick to sociable hours only!

You need to bring a photo and completed a membership form, see HERE – which this year contains a short survey which we’d really love you to complete.

Note. Our lease on Plews Pool expires in June this year and, as the site is up for sale, it seems normal renewal will not be offered by the owners. In any event, the committee feels this water has a number of difficulties associated with it, and that it perhaps no longer represents good value. Whilst we have made an offer of a lower rent on a ‘caretaking’ temporary basis, it seems unlikely the owners will accept it. As such it is most likely that this venue will cease to be a Club Water from June. Further details will be provided in due course.

Match results for Wednesday 11-03-2015 at Market Drayton Marina.

1st. Rob Yeomans shows he can fish canals as well as he fishes the pools, with a weight of 15-9-0 (perch, roach and bream caught on assorted baits off peg 7.) 2nd. Mo German 10-3-0 (bream and roach caught on punch off peg 8.) 3rd. Les ‘O’ 5-2-0 (2 good bream and a few bits caught off peg 1.)