News Updates Work Party May 20th meet at the Willows 8.00am please make the effort to attend.

Next meeting Thursday May   3rd at George & Dragon 7.30pm

  
 Membership fees are as set below. In order to encourage more juniors into fishing agreed that all under 14's would be free as long as they registered. It was also agreed after much discussion to set a special rate of £10.00 for those aged 14 this would enable them to Jono's Pool and the canal unsupervised on completion of a consent form. Any members who have not renewed will be deemed to have expired and their places will be offered to new members.
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The excellent fishing to be had on club waters has been highlighted by  match results a 99lb catch on Jono's Pool, 28lb & 49lb catches on the Trent Mersey canal at Whitebridge and 20lb plus on the Trent at Great Haywood,

There is an agreement in principle for the Club and SDAS to have a 5 year extended lease of the R. Trent in StoneCar parking R.Trent on Hoo mill lane agreement has been made with Creda Angling Club for our members to use their car park, go under the railway bridge, over the canal bridge & immediately facing you is a field with Creda AA notice park responsibly avoid in very wet weather.

The Club has now had the Willows fishery for over 20 years so just to say many thanks to Tim Evans and family for their support and help in developing the fishery over the time. 

 After a few years without one it is good to see fishing bait and tackle on sale once again in Stone, run by Alan Povey it is situated within the Car Care shop just off Crown St, next to the Market Square help support your local business.




Membership and Reports
Membership for Bibby's Angling Club runs from October 31st to November 1st, fees are as follows £50 adult, £35 concession, £25 intermediate 15-17 , children under 14 free accompanied by an adult. New members are now welcome to join this November. If interested please use the contact form on this website. Stone & District tickets canal only are available at £10.00 no concessions  for the year, this is free to all under 16's but they must register as members. 
Fishing reports April with the weather beginning to settle down with milder temperatures sport has been much improved. Paul Flynn had a very good 30lb plus net mixed bag from the middle pool early April whilst matches are producing good double bags The canal also producing some decent bags as the fish start to move around with the increase in temperature. This was emphasised by the recent match with excellent canal weights being recorded in particular the showing of quality roach all along the length.The road bridge and turning circles at Westbridge and Whitebridge will provide double figure mixed bags .

Predator fishing there is very good pike and perch fishing to be had on the canal drop shotting accounting for pe rch to 3lb on the  whilst spinning has taken pike to 20lb from the canal in Stone.
MATCH UPDATES 
April 22nd 1st round of the S.Unitt challenge saw another outstanding performance by the in form Rich Pedlar drawing unfancied peg 14 caught over 50lb of fish mainly carp and F1's up to 4lb. Norm Hughes in 2nd place managed 28lb plus including 2 common carp weighing in around the 20lb mark, John Bates took third place with a nice mixed bag. Jono's pool produced good all round sport with the lowest recorded weight just under 10lb.
1. Rich Pedlar           50-11-0
2. Norman Hughes  28-8-0
3. John Bates            20-2-0

April 15th The first round of the Presidents Cup produced some excellent on the canal at Stone with the lowest recorded weight being 4lb plus. Leading the way with a blockbusting 28lb plus net of skimmers and bream to 3lb was Rich Pedlar, following in 2nd place with a very good mixed bag was John Bates who included a 1-8-0 roach in his catch. In a peg to peg battle for third place Norm Hughes pipped Kim Jones by 4oz. It was good to see quality roach showing on most pegs.
1. Rich Pedlar   28-5-0
2. John Bates    14-12-0
3. Norm Hughes 8-4-0

April 8th Sports & Social Rd2 milder more settled weather made for a good turn out and match on Jono's pool with decent weights being recorded. John Bates continued his winning run leading the way with a 20lb plus net from peg 6, edging out John Tonkinson(peg12) who had a couple of 3lb barbel. Rich Pedlar did well to land a double figure carp but fell 2 oz short of second place. Kane Barber played a carp estimated around the 20lb carp for 30 minutes before eventually losing it.
1. John Bates           21-5-0    
2. John Tonkinson  19-11-0
3.Rich Pedlar            19-9-0

March 25th Sports & Social Rd 1 This match was a two horse race between John Bates & Dave Mason both pegged at the bottom end of the pool with John beating Dave into second place weights then fell away with Kane Barber recording the only other double figure weight. However the weather and water temperature were both very cold.
1. John Bates             17-10-0 (peg27)
2. Dave Mason          15-4-0   (peg30)
3. Kane Barber          10-7-0   (peg 33)

Feb11th D.Brown Rd 3 on Jono's pool provided some decent sport during a rare mild spell. Kim Jones sitting it out for quality fish landed 4 for 11lb including a perch in excess of 2-8-0. John Bates and Rich Pedlar both managed to find the silver fish with Rich edging John out coutesy of a bonus carp.
1.Kim Jones      11-0-0
2. Rich Pedlar   8-2-0
3. John Bates    7-10-0

Jan 28th rearranged match on the Blythe provided for some decent sport with everyone catching and weighing in, once again the upstream section produced the best catches. Leading the way was Mark Wilton with a chub catch of 12lb comprising of fish to 2lb, Dave Mason finished a good second with 8lb of chub and trout.
1. Mark Wilton     12-0-0
2.Dave Mason        8-0-0
3. Kim Jones           4-10-0

Jan 7th Winter Pairs Match on Jono's Pool given the freezing conditions with part of the pool frozen over everyone managed to catch a few fish leading the way were Norman Hughes and Mark Wilton both having decent mixed bags for a 15lb plus total although having the largest individual weight a very good 10-14-0 of small carp and skimmers Jon Bates was let down by his partner.
1. Mark Wilton / Norman Hughes   15-14-0
2. Jon Bates / Rich Pedlar                  14-3-0

19th Stone Canal An overnight frost put a damper on big weights being caught  however there were good cosistent weights making for a close match. Bill Wise took an unorthodox approach by fishing worm on the straight lead and came up trumps with 3 decent bream and a perch for over 8lb. John Tonkinson had skimmers for 6-14 whilst visitor Pete Follows weighed in mixed bag of over 6lb at the next peg. Mark Wilton recorded an outstanding roach of 1-10-0 whilst Tony Keeling had over 100 tiny roach on bread punch.
1. Bill    Wise          8-8-0
2. John Tonkinson 6-14-0
3. Pete Follows       6-4-0   (visitor)

Nov 12th Fur & Feather R.Blythe and Jono's after a spell of mild weather cold, heavy overnight rain followed by hard frost in the morning made for challenging conditions. On the Blythe Kim Jones led the way from Dave Mason both with decent mixed bag taken from the upper strech near the old railway bridge. Good weights on Jono's had been caught all week  but conditions conspired against those fishing. with only 1 carp being caught roach and perch made up the bulk of nets with Rich Pedlar  landing just over 8lb to beat Paul Dawson into 2nd place.
R. Blythe                                                                                                                jono's Pool
1. kim Jones      9-10-0                                                                                        1. Rich Pedlar          8-7-0
2. Dave Mason 6-14-0                                                                                         2.Paul Dawson       6-5-0
3. Keith Unitt     4-5-0                                                                                          3. Norman Hughes 4-10-0

Oct 29th Blythe Shield the small but surprising River Blythe once again produced a good days fishing for all the members attending. Kim Jones led the way from peg 5 with an excellent 18-14-0 made up of dace and small chub, Keith Unitt on 17 caught 4 chub for over 10lb whilst Norman Hughes On the bridge had a nice mixed bag including roach to 8oz.
1. Kim Jones              18-14-0
2. Keith Unitt             10-7-0
3. Norman Hughes    9-12-0

Oct 15th D.Brown trophy on the middle pool, there were plenty of excellent catches with everyone enjoying a good days fishing. Rich Pedlar on peg 30 led the way with a pole fished net of 50lb plus comprising mainly carp on pellet and sweetcorn. Not too far behind and another runner up spot was kim Jones with over 40lb from peg 17 comprising of 3 decent carp for 18lb and the rest a mixed bag on caster. Dave Mason topped a number of 20lb weights to finish 3rd.
1. Rich Pedlar  53-4-0
2. Kim Jones     44-12-0
3. Dave Mason 24-10-0


Forthcoming matches


Sun April    15th  Canal       8.00 am draw @ Whitebridge
Sun April     22nd Willows   8.00am draw (Jono's)
Sun May      6th   Willows   8.00am draw (middle pool)
Sun May    13th   Willows   8.00am draw (Jono's)
Sun June      3rd  Willows    8.00am draw (middle pool)
Sun June     10th Partridge Lakes meet trent bridge Stone 7.00am 
Note visitors able to attend through prior arrangement.
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For general enquiries please contact Kim Jones on kdj54@hotmail.com  or mob 07982162816