Fishing Re-Start

As you may have seen from various articles in the media particularly those from the Anglers Trust, there is a strong possibility that fishing may open up in the not too distant future.

The Staffordshire Match Fishing Club has existing bookings at various fisheries and over the coming days and weeks, we will be attempting to confirm that these remain in place for us to take up, albeit on a “Non-Match” basis.

As soon as we have confirmed these bookings, we will be in contact, to inform you of opportunities for us all to go fishing again.

Peninsula – Blake Hall (30th May)

Congratulations to Chris for the first club ton of the year with 104lb at Carneys; hopefully now that the weather is improving it will be the first of many for club members.

23 June 2019 Carneys Damsel
1st 2nd 3rd
C. Newton A.Willacy K Gear
104lb 6oz 81lb 1oz 70lb 4oz

A big fish venue again this Sunday with us fishing the Peninsula pool at Blake Hall.


As if the prospect of a days fishing is not enough; there will be a £20 Golden Peg introduced to the event this week, Just to add some spice to the mix.

Hope to see you all there

Draw 9:00 am

Blake Hall – Peninsula Pool 07/03/19

At long last – an opportunity for many of us to brush the cobwebs off our kit and get some fishing in.

To kick things off we are booked on to Peninsula pool – the first time we have had this on the match calender.

Peninsula pool by many accounts is a deep venue ( about !2ft) and holds some decent size fish; so an opportunity for pole or rod, whatever takes your fancy.

Look forward to seeing all of you that can make it.

9am draw – 10am start

2018 Matches – AGM


Its February, which means its RedHorses AGM time.

This will be your first opportunity to take a look at the Matches Booked for the 2018 Season, in addition to discussing proposals raised on the running of the club.

One or two changes are already proposed for this year, which will hopefully make the fishing experience even more enjoyable for us all. We welcome everyone’s input so please let us know any topics that, you would like to see discussed at the meeting.

Let us have your suggestions over the next 7 days by replying to this email or posting a comment on the website; we can then circulate copies of the Agenda and confirm the date and time of the meeting to everyone in good time.

Hope to see you all at the meeting, the new season is just round the corner.



An opportunity to join the 100 club

IMG_3924By all accounts last weeks weights on Blake Hall Capricious turned out to be more than a little dissapointing.

Catches on this Sundays venue promise something better and perhaps even an opportunity to join the illustrious 100 club.

The canal pool has been producing many weights around the 100lb mark in recent open matches and  although not massive weights by Herobrook standards; a welcome antidote in prospect for last weeks dissapointments

Hope to see you all there this Sunday

more about Heronbrook Canal Pool


New Members Laying Down A Challenge

podiumCongratulations to both Andy Willacy & John Smalman who between them have won three of our opening six matches; in addition to featuring top three at the others.

It is nice to see some of our newer members featuring strongly in the match results and laying down a challenge to the rest of us by their performance.

Our next match is at the Willows near Penkridge, directions for which can be found here.

CAPRICIOUS in name & also in nature 14th July 2013

Ken Bowers "Catching Some Rays" as well some nice carp

Ken Bowers “Catching Some Rays” as well some nice carp

A baking hot day and no fish were moving about on Blake Hall’s capricious Pool . It was looking like the best result was going to be a sun tan. Locating the fish is often the secret of a good catch in testing conditions in extreme heat as well as cold. Surface cover was where the fish were to be found whether that be a patch of blanket weed or on the edge of wind driven flotsam. Picking the carp off up in the water on the edge of any surface cover helped build some decent weights. Derek Taylor’s 32lb 11oz pushed Neville Duke into second place and prevented him from picking up his “Hat trick”.  After Neville’s “back to back” wins at Carney’s and Willows. with top weight for the season, a Hat Trick of wins – would have just been  “showing off”.