Carney’s Dragon Pool

dragon pool

We have changed the booking for this Sunday 6th October at Carneys, to the Dragon Pool which is generally fishing better than the Damsel.

To avoid any potential issues with pleasure anglers we have committed to booking the whole pool; so if you can possibly make it this Sunday your support will be greatly appreciated.


Last Chance to fish the Willows

This Sunday 29th September may be the last opportunity to Fish the willows for quite a while.

With match bookings for other venues filling up the 2020 diary, we may not be fishing here next year.

Love or hate the Willows, it can’t be denied that it is a “big fish” venue, so this Sunday could be an opportunity for 100lb+ day.

Directions for anyone that needs them are:-

Postcode for the Sat Nav is ST19 5QJ (Bickford, Penkridge,)

  1. As you come into Penkridge on the A449 from Stafford you will see a black & white Tudor style pub (The White Hart) on the left – turn right into Pinfold lane.
  2. Go under the railway bridge, round over the river bridge and keep following the winding road for maybe a couple of miles up to the swan pub (on your right)
  3. Just past the swan pub turn left, follow winding lane carefully for about half to two thirds of a mile
  4. The fishery is on your right. The entrance is a simple farm gate immediately after Bank House farm Kennels



SMFC “100” Club – New Members

Staffs Match Fishing “100” Club

Members’ highest club weight over 100lb.

Angler Weight Venue – Pool Season
Kev Gear 133lb 5oz Curborogh – Oak 2019
Mike Mold 145lb 5oz Curborogh – Oak 2019
Tom Cunningham 146lb 0oz Curborogh – Oak 2019
Andy Willacy 147lb 8oz Carneys – Dragon 2019
Ray Lightfoot 145lb 13oz Heronbrook – Bridge 2018
Chris Newton 218lb 2oz Willows – Spring 2018
Darren Titley 116lb 2oz Willows – Spring 2018
Steve Randle 265lb 6oz Willows – Spring 2016
Derek Taylor  133lb 2oz Willows – Spring 2014
Nev Duke 142lb 9oz Willows – Spring 2013
Anthony Adams  136lb 15oz Izaak Walton – Bottom 2013
Phil Holmes 100lb 0oz Carney’s – Damsel 2013

Oak Pool Curborough

We have been allocated OAK POOL (1.25 ACRES) for tomorrow’s match

The Oak pool is a favourite with the pleasure angler. Carp are the predominant species here although you’ll find a mixture of other species. Sizes average around the 5lb mark, although don’t be surprised if you hook into the odd monster!!

Oak has 20 pegs with the depths varying from 3 to 6 feet ideally suited for a variety of styles including pole, waggler and feeder.

Neville is leading a convoy tomorrow at 07:30 from Wolsley Bridges if anyone is unsure how to get there

Curborough Fishery 15/09/19

Sat Nav Entry:

WS13 8ES (Watery Lane)


  • from Wolsley Bidges take the A51 for approx 9 miles
  • Turn left following the signs for Tamworth
  • Continue on the A5192 for about 1 1/2 miles and Turn into watery Lane
  • Follow this for 1/2 mile passing Lichfield Garden centre on the left
  • continue round to the right – arriving at the fishery lodge

Bait Rules

No high oil/protein pellets, Carp pellets only.
All meat is banned.
No Bread during summer months.
Ground bait in a pole cup or feeder only.
No floating baits.
No boilies.

Match Rules

All nets must be dipped before proceeding onto the fishery.
A minimum of two legal carp keep nets are required.
Please see the information board on the day of your match explaining keep net rules.
All draws must take place at the lodge.
Weigh-ins will be conducted by the fishery please leave the fish in the water until staff are at your peg.
Maximum of 5hr matches.
It is the responsibility of the match secretary or club representative to ensure all members are aware of the rules.