On Tuesday I fished the match at Woodland View and drew peg 21 on the front Deans pool. A combination of chopped worm, caster and sweetcorn pole-fished on the bottom and in the margin brought me a 36.10.0 return and a section win. The match was won by team mate Norman Carpenter on the back Deans pool with sixty two pounds of all sorts - a great performance, fishing shallow with worm and caster.

On Wednesday I fished the afternoon match at Bewdley and drew peg 121, the "Glee peg". After a fruitless one and a half hours on the feeder with caster and hemp, I switched to a light stick float in conjunction with five pound Maxima main line direct to a size fourteen hook. I managed to land six barbel up to the seven pound mark for a 29.11.0 return and third place. Bob Mcally won this one with thirty two pounds of barbel on the feeder.

On Saturday it was a trip to the Warwickshire Avon at Twyford and when I drew peg 29 I knew I was in with a chance. Pole-fishing the margin I had three tench, best 5.11.0, two eels around two pound a piece, a perch and a ruffe for a 17.6.0 total and first place. The tench were magnificent fish and fought like hell on pole gear. Although there were long lulls between bites I was happy with the way I fished this one as patience was the order of the day.

This week is another busy one with matches virtually every day. Next weekend is the Drennan Superleague final at Woodlands and Twyford Farm. It promises to be a tense final with several teams in contention for the coveted title. I'll let you know how it went next week.


Any anglers wishing to learn more about fishing the River Severn or stillwaters in the Worcestershire area may be interested to know that I have a few dates left for my summer and winter coaching days. These days can be tailored to individual requirements and are designed for one to three people. For more details send an SAE to:
Severn Valley Angling
PO Box 2660
Alternatively you can e-mail me for details at severnangling@aol.com