Willows Rules (Confirmed)

Last Sundays match was one of the best we’ve had this season; with a good spread of weights, most being well over 40lb.

Congratulations to Neville Duke, who pipped Steve Randle by a single ounce, to the win with 94lb 4oz.

It just goes to show that sometimes restrictive rules can focus your approach to the match.

On the subject of which; we now have the definitive rules in writing for matches fished at this venue.

Willows Rules

2016 League Table

The 2016 League after 10 Matches

Angler Points
Derek Taylor 66
Adam Harborow 62
Steve Randle 62
Kev Gear 60
Trevor Gear 49
Nev Duke 42
Don Johnson 39
John Smallman 35
Alan duke 31
Darren Titley 25
Andy Willacy 18
Andy Harvey 12
Phil Lankester 9
Ken Bowers 6
Mick Benson 6
Andy Campbell 5
Brian farwell 3
Pete Escritt 3
John Dodd 0

Red Horses Record Broken

Record Breaker 3D Words Historic Best Score Results

Steve Randle broke his own record, catching the highest weight by a Red Horses Angler at the Willows, last week.

176lb 6oz of carp were caught by Steve at 9 meters fishing and feeding sweetcorn.

He fished at approximately 3/4 depth with strong rigs and elastic to tame the large fish, found at this venue.

Steve  moves to the top of the “100 Club” but with form like this and 5 more matches booked on this water this season, we may soon be talking about the “200 Club”.

Congratulations Steve.

This weeks match is on the Raymar at Hanchurch Fisheries, a venue that normally produces lots of bites coming from heavily stocked small carp & barbel. The weather forecast is for warm and settled conditions, so it should be a good day.


Kev Gear Does The Ton At Carneys

Congratulations to Kev Gear, who won our last match at Carneys Damsel Pool in style. Weighing in at 105lb 2oz, he is the newest member of our prestigious 100 club.

Our Hall of Fame inductees are a select group, who have all caught in excess of one hundred pound of fish in a match.hall of fameIn addition to Carneys, another venue that has produced such big weights, is this Sunday’s venue.

The Willows Spring Pool, has produced some of the  largest weights recorded by the club, so there is a good chance we could see another 100 club member next week and possibly Steve Randle’s record of 153lb 11oz being threatened.

Don’t forget special rules apply to this venue – See previous post

NB Bread is now allowed as a bait option

Willows Pools Penkridge – Rules & Directions

What a Difference a Week Makes

The start of the season at Blake Hall on the 1st May and it was Blustery Cold and Wet. Fast forward to the 8th and we were basking in Full Sun and 25° Heat at Izaak Walton Fisheries on the Canal Pool.

The carp were cruising around in groups ready for spawning, so for some it was a frustrating day.

Derek Taylor and Steve Randle: with 73lb & 49lb respectively; showed however that a good weight could still had.


It’s Carneys on the Damsel pool next week; a favorite with many anglers as good weights are always on the cards given favourable conditions.

We have had one or two enquiries from potential new members who may be joining us there as guests. I am sure they will be made to feel most welcome (general abuse and banter being reserved for more established members).

Hope to see you all bright and early next Sunday

New Member Tops the “100 Club” Hall of Fame

hall of fameSteve Randle a new member for 2015, now tops the rankings of the Red Horses’ prestigious “100 club”.

Our Hall of Fame that recognizes Members who have “Done the Ton” and recorded weights of 100lb or more in a match.

Steve caught a weight of 153lb 11oz from the same peg as the previous holder Neville Duke, beating his record by 11lb 2oz.

Fishing mid water at medium range on the pole, the catch was put together with meat on the hook and loose fed corn.

Congratulations Steve,

Lets see if we can enroll another member to the top flight at our next match held a Carneys’; a venue that is more than capable of producing catches over 100lb.