Sunday 7th June

Hi Everyone

I have spoken to Edd Carney who confirms that there is a match this Saturday on the Dragon Pool (the day before we are due to fish our match).

He has, therefore, moved our booking to the Damsel Pool.

There will be a rolling draw between 08:30 and 9:00 so everyone can proceed to their peg without congregating.

We will fish a five and a half hour match starting around 10:30

Hope to see you there



First Club Match (Proper)

This Sunday will be the first club match of the season at Carney’s.

We are scheduled to be on the Dragon Pool however we will request an upgrade to the Damsel Pool – so we will keep you posted.

In order to safeguard everyone’s health with social distancing, we will have to run things a little differently:-

Payments will be contactless so please bring an appropriate payment method (if you don’t have a Contactless Card or Apple/Google Pay on your phone, please make arrangements with a buddy who has).

Only two officials will conduct the weigh-in- but the weight sheet will be posted on the Club Website and Facebook for us all to see.

Prize money will also be paid electronically either by a credit towards future match fees or by bank transfer (whichever you choose).

I think we should all be well-practiced with Social Distancing by now; so we can all do what we need to do and have ourselves an enjoyable match.




Sunday 17/05/20 – Arrangements

We asked Carneys for an Upgrade to the Damsel Pool this Sunday and they have agreed, giving our club sole use. Originally there was a Saturday open match arranged for the day before on Damsel, which would have ruled this out. Although Dragon holds some bigger fish, Damsel is more heavily stocked and will also provide us with more room.

For everyone’s safety and In the interest of fairness, pegs will be drawn for you, and payments will be taken by contactless debit or credit card. (please make sure you bring an appropriate method of payment)

If you can try to arrive between 08:30 & 9:00; as soon as you have paid and received a number, you can proceed with your kit to your peg and start fishing whenever you are ready.

I hope like me you are all looking forward to a safe and enjoyable days fishing

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.

2020 Season

Twenty Four Matches have been booked for the 2020 match season with only three more slots now left to fill.

Venues Booked so far:

  • Carney’s (Dragon & Damsel Pools)

  • Curborough (Oak, Swan & Canal Pools)

  • Blakehall (Capricious, Hall & Blake Pools)

  • Heronbrook (Match, Island & Pisces Pools)

  • Izaak Walton (Canal, Top & Bottom Pools)

Now that improvements have been made at Hanchurch fishery, we plan to book some of the remaining matches on the Raymar Canal Pool.

We will continue to keep everyone updated with developments as they occur.

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.


Bank Holiday Weekend Double-Header

An opportunity to fish two club matches this bank holiday weekend.

In addition to the match in the Diary on Sunday at the willows, an additional match has been arranged for bank holiday Monday at Carney’s Pools.

Timetable for both events:

Draw       9:00

Fish         10:15 – 16:15

Sunday 25-Aug-19 Willows Spring Pool
Monday 26-Aug-19 Carneys ***NEW*** Damsel Pool

4th August – Horns Pool – WS15 2UW

This week we are back at Horns Pool

The venue is situated behind the Horns Pub at Slitting Mill (WS15 2UW). Approximately 3 miles further on from Carneys (if you are traveling from the Stafford direction that is)

Horns Inn

The track to the left hand side of the pub, takes you down to the car park by the pool.

The Golden Peg Rolls over this week to £25

See you all there on Sunday.

The Golden Peg rules:

Drawn if 6 or more anglers fish the match.

Awarded if the drawer wins the match or their section {if two or more sections are pegged).

More than one section may be pegged where 10 or more anglers fish.