The week started with my third teach in for juniors at Moorlands Farm. We had around twenty-five kids turn up and all the kids caught well as the day went on. Tangles were still much in evidence though and as quick as I could make rigs up there was someone else waiting with another destroyed rig!

Any help for the remaining two Mondays(13th August and 20th August) would be greatly appreciated by yours truly. With so many kids present it can be hard at times devoting enough time to an individual. Best fish caught last week was a nine-pound mirror carp and there were loads of carp between two and six pound taken.

On Wednesday I drew peg 87 on the K.D.A.A. midweeker and I have to be honest, I quite fancied it for a few barbel. It wasn't to be though and after five hours all I'd got to show was around six pounds of eels, perch, small chub and a solitary roach. The river was carrying extra water and elsewhere there were some good weights taken. Match winner was John Stockton who kept up his good recent form with over thirty pounds of barbel on the feeder with white maggots from peg seven at the top end.

After such a disappointing match I needed to do battle with some barbel so on Thursday I settled in on a peg on the downstream Winterdyne section. I threw in two pints of hemp in one go before settling down with a meatball or section of meatball on a size four hook. My first fish came after half an hour, a four pounder. Seven more followed between five and nine pounds to complete a memorable three hours fishing.

Sundays match was another disappointment as I could only scrape together around five pounds of small fish from peg sixty-nine on the K.D.A.A. open. Not sure what won this one as I left early to watch the Charity Shield match on Sky. Talking of football my team West Brom got off to a flier(NOT) against Walsall on Saturday going down 2-1. As per my matches this week, things can only get better!


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