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
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.
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 Autumn 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.
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
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
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
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 Phil Johns Memorial Cup, best overall performance from all matches at the Jubilee fishery throughout the year
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 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
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 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!!!
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 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 Jubilee fishery Winter League Winner - I tied in first place but won the league on weight count back.
2015 Phil Johns Cup - best overall performance from all matches at the Jubilee fishery
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 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 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
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.
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 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 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.
2009 Evesham Jubilee A.S Cut Glass Trophy - Worcester canal
2008 Jubilee Fishery Pairs Cup - Myself/Martin Smith
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
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 A.S Severn Shield - Only two matches on the Severn this year, winning both!!
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 A.S All Rounder Trophy - Best results from all Stillwaters/Rivers/Canal during the season
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 Escot Elsley Cup - River Severn at West Diglis
2001 Evesham Jubilee A.S Cut Glass Trophy - Worcester canal
2001 Evesham Jubilee A.S Jubilee Cup - 15lb mixed bag fro the River Arrow at Broom
2001 Evesham Jubilee A.S Hangover Cup - Common Road stretch, River Avon
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!!