NEW WATERS following agreement with Stone Private members can now fish Wilds Farm Pool until the end of November 2019​​


Following the AGM  members present voted to increase membership by £5 so that full membership is now £55, concessions £40, 14-17 £20 with under 14's free although they do need to register. 
Guest tickets just to remind everyone that the Club does not have day tickets, however members are allowed 2 guest tickets per annum at £6 per guest these are obtained from the Treasurer.

There are still a number of committee vacancies which are open to all members.

There was an excellent presentation evening  held at the George & Dragon on Saturday November 17th with a good mix of members present great to see juniors and families in attendance. 

Any members who have not renewed by mid November will be deemed to have expired and their places will be offered to new members. We are currently taking on new members however demand is high.
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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 30lb 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 £55 adult, £40 concession, £25 intermediate 14-17 , children under 14 free accompanied by an adult. New members are now welcome to join this November. 

In the mild weather the pools continue to produce some excellent sport with match winning weights over 50lb and pleasure catches in excess of this. Ken Burgess fishing Jono's pool has had 2 great weights estimated at 100lb plus including Charlie at 17lb. Paul Flynn also recored a great day on the middle pool with over a dozen carp to 8lb together with good skimmers and perch. Apart from the carp there are also plenty of silver fishing showing giving good all round sport. Given the low water conditions please handle all fish caught with care.
Member reports from Wild pools are very good with lots of tench being caught being caught from the top pool and good mixed fishing from the farm pool three of our members reported good nets friday nov 16th

Following a spell of rain and mild weather the Blythe and Trent have hit top form. Chub, trout, roach  perch and gudgeon also showing well on the Blythe pegs have been cleared making the water accessible. The Trent at Stone and Great Haywood both providing very good mixed bags including barbel, good chub, roach, big dace perch and grayling.  Paul Howard had an excellent catch of 5 barbel to 5lb from the Trent losing bigger fish than those landed. kim jones also had a 20lb mixed bag including roach to a 1lb.
The canal at Stone has been providing some great sport especially for early starters some excellent mixed bags being recorded  at Whitebridge with bream to 4lb, perch to 3lb and roach to a 1lb all showing. Also producing some very good bags from below the flushes and around the moorings. Bream nets over 20lb and big perch being caught especially in cloudy overcast conditions  roach, perch and skimmers showing on most swims.  
With the mild wet weather all waters have been fishing well with good catches everywhere.

MATCH UPDATES 

The 1st round of the Blythe Challenge provided good all round sport for all participants Norman Hughes had a great double figure net of mainly roach to 8 oz from peg 19 but was pipped by kim Jones mainly thanks to a 4lb bonus fish in his mixed bag. Simon Unitt having 4 chub for another double figure bag from 17. There were roach,dace,chub,perch, gudgeon and odd trout and grayling caught throughout the stretch.
1. Kim Jones               13-0-0
2.Norman Hughes    12-12-0
3. Simon Unitt            10-10-0
The fur and feather fished on jono's and the Blythe on Armistice Sunday provided contrasting results Jono's fished very well with the inform John Bates taking top spot with another 40lb plus bag, Norman Hughes had 2 carp for 23lb in his bag most had good double figure weights. On the Blythe everyone struggled on a very low and clear river apart from Kim jones who found 5 chub for 12lb.
Jono's                                                                                                    Blythe
1. John Bates              44-12-0                                                            1. kim Jones    12-8-0
2. Norman Hughes    33-8-0                                                              2. Dave Mason  4-8-0
3. John tonkinson       15-6-0                                                              3.Keith Unitt      4-0-0
There was some very good nets of fish caught on the middle pool for the Doug Brown Rd 1 on November 4th John Bates put together an excellent 42lb of mainly carp to 4lb from peg 30, John Tonkinson shaded second place with Rich Pedlar a close third. All competitors recorded double figure weights.
1. John Bates          42-04-0
2. john Tonkinson  28-14-0
​3. Rich Pedlar          28-02-0

There was a decent turn out for the Tom Brough trophy held on the R.Blythe Oct 21st  although bright sunshine and  low, clear conditions meant the fishing was harder than expected. However everyone caught with reasonable weights being recorded. Kim Jones once again led the way using light stick float tactics from unfancied peg 13 to put  together an excellent mixed bag (chub, grayling, perch, dace, roach, gudgeon)of just under 17lb.  Next weights were bunched up resulting in a tie for second place between Jon Bates(peg5) and Dave Mason (bridge) again both having mixed bags. Dave Mason though suffered by snapping his rod, finishing early and then finding 2 fish in his net after weighing in! Decent back up weights followed these two.
1. kim Jones     16-13-0
2. Dave Mason  6-2-0
3. Jon Bates        6-2-0

The cold snap on Saturday night made for a hard match for D.Unitt trophyheld on the Trent Mersey Canal October 7th the battle for first place was a close run affair with Norman Hughes edging out end peg Dave both had decent 6lb plus nets that included roach to 1-6-0 and perch to 2lb after that weights fell away with Ian Strangroom managing the only other 2lb plus bag.
1. Norman Hughes  6-6-0
2. Dave Mason          6-1-0
3. Ian Strangroom    2-1-0

Trent Shield September 30th the Trent fished a bit peggy for this match but those on fish caught well John Bates and Norman Hughes both  had very good mixed bags John led the way from the favoured bottom peg whilst Norman caught well from the road bridge.  Kim Jones followed in third  with a catch of mainly grayling.
1. John Bates            23-0-0
2. Norman Hughes  13-4-0
3. Kim Jones                7-14-0

Associates Cup held at Old Hough on Sunday August19th found the venue in a dour mood John Tonkinson winning after a number of times being placed catching F1's and carp steadily for 40lb plus, Ian Strangroom caught well in the last hour to finish second with Dave Mason third. Thereafter there were a string of 20lb plus catches providing consistent results throughout.
1. John Tonkinson   42-4-0
2. Ian strangroom    32-8-0
3. Dave Mason       30-4-0

Graham Goodwin pairs match on the canal @ Whitebridge fished in unusally wet conditions provided some great fishing for all competitors with good weights being recorded throughout the match. Norman Hughes had 5 bream for 17lb to win as an individual but Paul Dawson and Jon Bates recorded an excellent 30lb plus closely follwed by John Tonkinson and Norman Hughes.
1. Jon Bates / Paul Dawson            31-1-0
2. Norm Hughes/ John Tonkinson  28-12-0
3. Kim Jones Rich Pedlar                  21-14-0

The Jobling Challenge at Old Hough saw a good turnout fishing in hot clear conditions although not producing the weights of previous years decent sport was enjoyed by everyone Jon Bates topped the weights with just under 40lb of small carp beating his nemesis Rich Pedlar into second place. Paul Dawson was the best of a string of 20lb plus weights.
1. Jon Bates          38-12-0
2. Rich Pedlar       32-4-0
3. Paul Dawson    29-12-0 

F antastic fishing on the Trent at Great Haywood June 17th  there were 4 weights over 15lb with fish showing all along Kim Jones had 14 grayling in his catch of over 30lb 2 chub for 7-8-0 and a great mixed bag of 25lb. Fishing above the weir for the first time John Bates initially struggled but then put a very good 22lb on the scales, john Tonkinson had a mainly chub net from peg 1 for 17-12-0. This from a river early in the season low and clear!!!
1. kim Jones          32-8-0
2. John Bates         22-0-0
3. John Tonkinson 17-12-0

Chairmans Cup June 10th a good turn out made the trek up the M6 towards Warrington to fish the renowned Partridge lakes although their were some good catches generally fishing was very patchy. Jon Bates led the way  with a very good 47lb plus whilst Mark Wilton pipped John Tonkinson for runners up spot.
1. John Bates         47-2-0
2. Mark Wilton       37-14-0
3. John Tonkinson 37-2-0


Committe Cup June 3rd The annual silver fish match was fished in glorious sunshine however this was not matched by the fishing Kim Jones led the way with a catch of small roach and rudd edging out John Tonkinson, Norman Hughes had the best of the rest. Whilst the silver fish did not show carp & F1's provided good entertainment. Norman having 25, kim Jones 11, Jon Bates 8.
1. Kim jones               8-0-0
2. John Tonkison       7-6-0
3. Norman Hughes   4-10-0

Sweepstake Jono's pool 13th May Mark Wilton weighed in a very good 45-6-0 from peg 12 finishing well ahead of Norman Hughes in second place with 20lb plus Jon Bates led a string of good double weights.
1. Mark Wilton              45-6-0
2. Norman Hughes       23-8-0
3. Jon Bates                    19-6-0

S.Unitt Challenge May 6th new member Ian Strangroom made his presence felt with an excellent 47lb plus of carp from peg 24 on the middle pool. Norman Hughes also had a 40lb plus weight Jon Bates having the best of weights over 30lb very good days sport for all participants.
1. Ian Strangroom        47-14-0
2. Norman Hughes       43-7-0
3. Jon Bates                    33-14-0




Sun Dec   2nd  R. Blythe draw @ road bridge R.Blythe 8.15am
Sun Dec   16th Jono's Pool 8.00 am
Thurs Dec 27th jono's Pool 8.00 am




For general enquiries please contact Kim Jones on [email protected]  or mob 07982162816