Angling achievements
From a match fishing career which started in 1999 when I got into competitive match fishing, these are the highlights.......todate!!

I've been lucky enough to win plenty of club and open matches over the years, picking up a few cups and trophies, mostly with Evesham Jubilee plus a few others 


22lb Common, caught on the pole
22lb Common, caught on the pole

Biggest fish caught in a match - a 22lb Carp. I caught this Carp Whilst fishing a match on a pool at Twyning nr Tewkesbury back in 2009, I won the match weighing in over 100lb of fish that day. inluding this 22lb Carp which was also caught on the pole!!

Biggest fish from a river - Bream 6lb 10oz, Not a big fish but a don't generally fish for big fish on rivers. I caught this Bream from the Naight stretch of the River Avon in Evesham during a club match in 2015 which helped me win the match.

Biggest Silver fish catch from a Stillwater, 54lb of Skimmers, Avalon Fishery, Somerset 

Biggest match weight from a River - a 35lb bag of Bream from the Pensham stretch of the River Avon all caught on the groundbait feeder for club match win back in 2003.

New venue record, 163lb 10z Jubilee Fishery
New venue record, 163lb 10z Jubilee Fishery


Biggest Match weight 163lb 1oz - Withies pool in 2016 This is the current venue record for the Jubilee Fishery, nr Bishampton.  

Cup wins and special matches

27th-29th Sept 2019 Runner up 3 day Spring Somerset Leveller Festival (3 times now) 

2nd March 2019 - Commercial Open win - Hillview, 115lb 8oz

9th February 2019 -  Commercial Open win - Hillview, 61lb 0oz

25th November 2018 - Commercial Open win - Hillview, 81lb 0oz  

21st January 2018 - Commercial Open win - Manor Farm Leisure, 22lb 14oz 

23rd December 2018 - 3rd placed/pool win - Woodland View Fur & Feather - 55lb 12oz 

2018/19 Woodland View ICS Winter Pairs League.  

2018/19 Woodland View ICS Winter Pairs League
2018/19 Woodland View ICS Winter Pairs League

Me and partner Andy had a top 10 finish, coming joint 8th out of 23 pairs fishing the league this year. I really enjoyed fishing this league fishing against some very good anglers. Our aim before the start of the league was to get into a framing place. 


2018 3rd Placed, Jubilee 4 man team. Whitehall 1212 teams of four match - I captained Evesham Jubilee to a 3rd place finish out of 13 teams fishing at Lower Broadheath Fisheries

Whitehall 1212 Teams of 4, 3rd placed
Whitehall 1212 Teams of 4, 3rd placed

2018 Runner Up, Jubilee Somerset Spring Festival, 2 sections wins from Trinity Waters (58lb 0oz) and Summerhayes Fishery (25lb 1oz) plus a 3rd in section at Viaduct (113lb 5oz) give me 5 points which tied for 1st place on this 3 day festival down in somerset. However on weight count back I had to settle for 2nd overall. Read my blog on this festival HERE 

2017 Simon De Montfort cup
2017 Simon De Montfort cup

2017 Simon De Montfort Cup 

 I weighed in 53lb 5oz. Just getting over the line on this match with four 50lb+ weights recorded.

2017 Evesham Jubilee All Rounder Trophy, Highest aggregate points score during the course of the season

2017 Evesham Jubilee All Rounder Trophy
2017 Evesham Jubilee All Rounder Trophy
2107 QEII Cup
2107 QEII Cup

2017 Queen Elizabeth II Cup 

I retained this cup from the previous year with a winning weight of 81lb 

2017 Evesham Jubilee Winter Aggregate Cup - Highest aggregate points total from the winter

2017 Evesham Jubilee Winter Ag Winner
2017 Evesham Jubilee Winter Ag Winner

2017 Phil Johns Memorial Cupbest overall performance from all matches at the Jubilee fishery throughout the year 

2017 Evesham Jubilee Phil Johns Memorial Cup
2017 Evesham Jubilee Phil Johns Memorial Cup

2017 Angling Times Super regonal semi final - Part of a six man Evesham Jubilee team that reached the reginal semi final at Tunnel Barn Farm.

2017 Evesham Jubilee SuperCup team
2017 Evesham Jubilee SuperCup team

2017 STAGfest 3 day festival - 2day win at Avalon fisheries - STAGfest was my idea, a 3 day stag weekend before my wedding in Las Vegas! away fishing in Somerset. I managed a win on day 2 at Avalon Fisheries with 39lb 12oz which included a nice bag of Silvers

STAGfest day 2 match win at Avalon fisheries
STAGfest day 2 match win at Avalon fisheries
STAGfest winner John Swain
STAGfest winner John Swain

2017 Jubilee Fishery 3 match Winter Warmer Series  - 2 match wins and a section win saw me win a tough winter series. I did have 3 good draws which always helps in the middle of winter!! 

2016 Evesham Jubilee A.S Fur and Feather match  - a proper match with 34 anglers fishing 

2016 Evesham Jubilee Fur and Feather match win
2016 Evesham Jubilee Fur and Feather match win


2016 100lb+ Open win at the Jubilee Fishery -  The 3rd time I have won a match at the Jubilee fishery breaking the 100lb barrier, this time with 125lb 

2016 150lb+ Open win at the Jubilee Fishery - My 2nd weight over 100lb and first over 150lb setting a new fishery record of 163lb 1oz 

Jubilee Fishery Spring League winner
Jubilee Fishery Spring League winner


2016 Jubilee Fishery Spring League Winner - This was a minor miracle, during the last and 5th round I needed to win the match to claim the extra point and the leader had to come last in his section, of which we both did!!!

2016 Jubilee Fishery Spring 2 day Festival runner up

 I tied in 1st place on points on this 2 day festival, only to loose out on weight count back! 

2016  9 Jubilee Fishery Tuesday Evening Open WINS -  During the summer months this year I fished 18 of these matches,  I won 9 of them (a record) out of the 18 matches I actually framed 16 times.  

2016 The Queen Elizabeth II Cup 

2016 Evesham Jubilee QEII Cup
2016 Evesham Jubilee QEII Cup

2016 Evesham Jubilee Easter Egg match - a proper 35 pegger !!

2015 Evesham Jubilee Winter Aggregate Cup Winner

2015 Birbeck 3 day Festival runner up - 3 days at The Sedges, Trinity Waters and Summerhayes fisheries down in Somerset 

2015 Birbeck Festival. I tied in 1st place on points and lost out on weight count back!
2015 Birbeck Festival. I tied in 1st place on points and lost out on weight count back!

2015 Jubilee fishery Winter League Winner - I tied in first place but won the league on weight count back. 

2015  Jubilee fishery Winter League
2015 Jubilee fishery Winter League

2015 Phil Johns Cup - best overall performance from all matches at the Jubilee fishery 

2015 Evesham Jubilee Phil Johns Memorial Cup
2015 Evesham Jubilee Phil Johns Memorial Cup


2015 Evesham Jubilee Haywood Heritage Cup
2015 Evesham Jubilee Haywood Heritage Cup


2015 Haywood Heritage Cup - 17b of Bream caught on the groundbait feeder from the the Naight stretch of the River Avon.


2015 Angling Times Super regonal semi final - I was team captain for a Jubilee team of six that reached the reginal semi final at Tunnel Barn Farm.

2015 Wychavon Championships appearance - Evesham Fishing Festival -  I represented Evesham Jubilee in this match 

2015 Wychavon Championships
2015 Wychavon Championships


2015 8 Jubilee Fishery Tuesday Evening Open WINS - This was a record for these summer evening series of matches, I went on to break this record with 9 wins the following year !

2015 Evesham Jubilee A.S Christmas Turkey match - I weighed in an excellent winter weight of 44lb from Withies 35 to win my Christmas dinner!! 

2014 Simon De Montfort Cup

2104 Evesham Jubilee All rounder Trophy
2104 Evesham Jubilee All rounder Trophy


2014 Evesham Jubilee A.S All-rounder Trophy

2014 Evesham Jubilee A.S Biggest fish - 12lb 14oz Carp caught from the Windmill pool at Manor Farm Leisure. 

2014 Tuesday evening Jubilee fishery open match record - I weighed in 77lb from 3 and a bit hours fishing. (My mate Steve Foster broke this record in 2016 with 83lb) 

2014 Evesham Jubilee Last Chance Cup

2014 Evesham Jubilee Last Chance Cup
2014 Evesham Jubilee Last Chance Cup


2013 Charity Anglers Jay Hitchins Memorial match - Fished on the Willow pool at Broadheath fisheries, I won the match with 66lb won £50.00 which I donated the to the charity fund.

Charity Anglers Jay Hitchins Memorial Cup
Charity Anglers Jay Hitchins Memorial Cup


2013 Evesham Jubilee A.S Last Chance Cup - 13lb of Skimmers from the Common Road stretch of the River Avon in Evesham, controlled by EDAA 


2013 Evesham Jubilee KO Cup
2013 Evesham Jubilee KO Cup

2013 Escot Elsley Cup  

2013 Evesham Jubilee Fishery K.O. Cup - One of the hardest cups to win as this mean't beating an angler on each round. 

2013 Evesham Jubilee A.S Biggest fish - 11lb 14oz

2012 Jubilee Fishery Pairs Cup - Myself/Martin Smith

2012 100+lb Open win on the Jubilee pool - I weighed in 129lb 4oz on this match, the first time I'd broken 100lb on this pool 

2011 Jubilee Fishery Pairs Cup - Myself/Jon Cox

2010 Jubilee Fishery Pairs Cup - Myself/Tim Hunt

2010 Jubilee Fishery Pairs winners
2010 Jubilee Fishery Pairs winners


2010 Grant Davis Memorial Cup - One of my happiest matches to win, Grant was a close friend and this match regularly attracts 50+ anglers each year to it. 35lb was enough for me to get my name on the memorial cup this year.

2010 Grant Davis Memorial Cup winner
2010 Grant Davis Memorial Cup winner


2009 Evesham Jubilee A.S Cut Glass Trophy - Worcester canal

2008 Jubilee Fishery Pairs Cup - Myself/Martin Smith 

Jubilee Fishery Pairs winners
Jubilee Fishery Pairs winners
2007 Evesham Jubilee All Rounder Trophy winner
2007 Evesham Jubilee All Rounder Trophy winner

2008 Evesham Jubilee A.S Charlie Thompson Cup - Worcester canal

2009 Jubilee Fishery Spring League Winner

2007 Evesham Jubilee A.S All Rounder Trophy - Best results from all Stillwaters/Rivers/Canal during the season

2007Wychavon Championship appearance - Evesham fishing festival - As a club champion I represented Evesham Jubilee and then drew the next peg to 3 time World champion Bob Nudd !

2006 Evesham Jubilee A.S Winter Aggregate Cup 


2008 Evesham Jubilee Charlie Thompson Cup winner
2008 Evesham Jubilee Charlie Thompson Cup winner

2006 Evesham Jubilee A.S Avon Shield - in the days when I fished all the club river aggregate matches. Stopped fishing rivers after this year!!

2006 Evesham Jubilee Avon Series Shield winner
2006 Evesham Jubilee Avon Series Shield winner

2006 Evesham Jubilee A.S Severn Shield  - Only two matches on the Severn this year, winning both!!

2006 Evesham Jubilee Severn Shield winner
2006 Evesham Jubilee Severn Shield winner

2006 Evesham Jubilee A.S Punch Bowl - Evesham Jubilee Club Champion, had to fish nearly every match this year to get enough aggregate points to win it. 

2006 Evesham Jubilee Club Champion
2006 Evesham Jubilee Club Champion

2006 Evesham Jubilee A.S All Rounder Trophy - Best results from all Stillwaters/Rivers/Canal during the season

2006 Evesham Jubilee All Rounder Trophy winner
2006 Evesham Jubilee All Rounder Trophy winner
2005 Evesham Jubilee Avon Shield winner
2005 Evesham Jubilee Avon Shield winner

2005 Evesham Jubilee A.S Clubman of the year - a great honour from my fishing club

2005 Evesham Jubilee A.S Avon Shield - in the days when I fished all the club river aggregate matches.

2004 Wychavon Championship appearance - Evesham Fishing Festival - As an EDAA Cup holder I qualified for this match and weighed in oz's !!

2003 Evesham & District AA Pairs Cup - 15lb of Perch taken on the feeder opposite the Marina on the EDAA stretch on the River Avon heped myself and Graham Mytton win this match.

2003 Tunnel Barn Farm teams of three winner, Myself Ken Savage and Ide Icke won this tittle when we were fishing for the Bait Box tackle shop in Evesham.

2003 Evesham Jubilee A.S Wye Cup - 15lb of chublets from Holme Lacy, on the River Wye

2003 Evesham Jubilee A.S Avon Shield - in the days when I fished all the club river aggregate matches

2002 Evesham Jubilee A.S Avon Shield - in the days when I fished all the club river aggregate matches

2001 Evesham Jubilee A.S B section winner - Still a Novice this year!!

2001 Evesham Jubilee B Section winner
2001 Evesham Jubilee B Section winner

2001 Escot Elsley Cup - River Severn at West Diglis 

2001 Evesham Jubilee Escot Elsley Cup winner
2001 Evesham Jubilee Escot Elsley Cup winner

2001 Evesham Jubilee A.S        Cut Glass Trophy - Worcester canal 

2011 Evesham Jubilee Cut Glass Trophy winner
2011 Evesham Jubilee Cut Glass Trophy winner

2001 Evesham Jubilee A.S Jubilee Cup - 15lb mixed bag fro the River Arrow at Broom

2001 Evesham Jubilee Jubilee Cup winner
2001 Evesham Jubilee Jubilee Cup winner

2001 Evesham Jubilee A.S Hangover Cup - Common Road stretch, River Avon

2001 Evesham Jubilee Hangover Cup winner
2001 Evesham Jubilee Hangover Cup winner


1999 Evesham Jubilee A.S Centenary Trophy - My first club Trophy, 23lb of Carp caught on the maggot feeder from Leamington Lakes, Moreton in Marsh.

1985 Gloucestershire Youth clubs teams of 3 match runners up - South Cerney lakes -  My first ever fishing match that resulted in the team finishing as runners up. This is where my competitve match fishing career was born!!  A 14 year gap followed until my next match!!