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Shipston On Stour & District Angling Club

Chairmans Annual Report

  • 2020 has been  the most disruptive year I have ever known. The Covid epidemic hit us in the spring and has caused problems in fishing throughout the year. We have had flooding several times this year and heat waves in the summer when it was too hot to fish.

  • The good news is that the club membership has increased by 25 this year. This may be due to Covid as other local clubs have also increased their numbers.

  • Work has been done on all our river venues, with bank clearing and constructing platforms.  Aston Magna lakes have had pegs repaired and a leak on the bottom lake has been stopped. All this work has been done by members. All matches at Aston Magna have been won with bream. The large carp have not fed so we have restocked the bottom pool with small carp.

  • The Peter Jackson trophy for pensioners over 65 was fished at Aston Magna on Thursdays during the spring and summer. The trophy was won this year by Alan Watkins, second was Les Haines.

  • The Duck Race, live bands and entertainment at Fish n Frolics had to be cancelled this year because of the Covid restrictions at the time. The Fish n Frolics matches went ahead following the  necessary safety guidelines. The winner of the 3 day fishing event was Andy Bruce.

  • The Cotswold Cup was held at Clanfield on the River Thames this year. Shipston’s 10 man team won this match comfortably.

  • Shipston matches were well represented by members, with weights well over 100lbs winning at Boddington Reservoir and Meadowland.

  • It has been a difficult year running matches because of the Covid rules. Match officials have done a great job with drawing pegs the night before and keeping the correct distance when weighing in.

  • Committee members have continued meeting monthly using the Zoom system on computers at home.

  • I hope we will soon be back to normal, enjoying matches without all these restrictions.

  • The AGM will be in June when club cards will be issued. Matches from April to June will show on the website.

  • The Committee would like to wish all its members and friends a safe and enjoyable Christmas and a much happier New Year!









                                                                                                        Dave Oxford   -   Chairman     


Shipston Christmas Cup

Held On The Clifford Chamber Lake

Sunday 20 December 2020

This match was originally planned to be on the river Stour but the recent spell of rain put paid to that and the match had to be fished on a pool and then the COVID 19 Tier system meant only 11 anglers could fish the match.  The results Were:


1st place was Tony Avery with 67lb 14oz. 

2nd place was Andy Bruce with 56lb 13oz.

3rd place was Colin Barratt with 35lb 02oz.

4th place was Stuart Fleming with 30lb 12oz.

5th placve was Peter Kilbride with 30lb 07oz.

               Tony Avery              Andy Bruce                     Colin Barrett

Shipston G Trump Cup

Held On River Stour

Sunday 13 December 2020

This match was restricted for a lot of Shipston anglers due to the COVID tier system restrictions as Shipston is in tier 3 just now and many of our anglers are in tier 2.  Also the match was rain affected but, nevertheless 3 anglers braved the rain and wind and a rapidly rising river Stour and caught fish.  The results were:

1st place was Dave Dowland with 8lb of chub and dace.

2nd place was Stuart Fleming with 7lb 12oz of chub, roach and dace.

3rd place was Robert Reynolds with 5lb 14oz of dace and perch.

                                                                    Dave dowland

Shipston KP Eastbury Cup

Held at Aston Magna

Sunday 01 november 2020

This match was a lot calmer and even the sun came out for the most of the day, 9 anglers fished.  The results were.


1st place was Kenny Watts with 20lb 08oz.

2nd place was Robert Reynolds with 14lb 07oz.

3rd place was Phil Outram with 9lb 94oz.

Shipston Farmers Cup (Due to be held 09 May)

Held at Boddington Reservoir

Sunday 31 October 2020

This was a  from the beginning of the Season Match Sat 09 May 20 due to the COVID 19 Pandemic Lockdown on one of the wildest days of the year the 15 anglers that fished had a torrid time trying to get a bite let alone a fish, but some did manage to catch.  The results were:


1st place was Rob Oakey with 66lb 12oz.

2nd place was Graham Wheeler with 33lb 09oz.

3rd place was Neil Schumann with 28lb 10oz.



                                                                    Rob Oakey

Cotswold Cup

Held at Clanfield on the River Thames

Sunday 13 September 2020

Shipston retained the cup again this year against Burford, Moreton and Norgren, this annual team of 10 event was hosted by Burford and Shipston had to work hard on each section to secure the team win on a low hard river with less than average weights for the time of year.

Shipston had 5 section wins  two section seconds and three section thirds to win with 17 points, four points ahead of Burford with 21 points, Moreton came third and Norgren came fourth.

The cup has been going since 1966 and the winners of all the years are engraved.


Team  as follows from left to right.

Andy Bruce,  Phil Outram , Jason Parnell, Stuart Fleming (captain), Mick Belgrave,  Pete Morgan  Gary Didcock, Graham Wheeler and Les Ashby., John Walkden not present at the time of the photoshot making up the 10 anglers.

Shipston Charity Match

Held at Aston Magna

Sunday 06 September 2020

We held a small contest on Sunday at Aston Magna with12 anglers and the peg fees will go to Shipston First Responders ( the clubs nominated local charity ), due to the pandemic this years charityDuck race that we do each year didn't go ahead so we hope to arrange some other ways to make money for them.  The results were as follows

1st place was Kenny Watts with an impressive net of bream for 31lb 13oz.

2nd place was Neil Schumann with 9lb 12oz.

3rd place was Steve Aston with 8lb 10oz.

£36 was made on the day and will be added to further matches hopefully to make up for the loss of the 2020 Annual Duck race.











                                      Kenny Watts, Neil Schumann & Steve Aston


                         Kenny Watts                                           Neil Schumann

Shipston F Smith Travel Cup

Held At Meadowlands

Saturday 04 July 2020

The Match was held on Warren pool with 20 anglers fishing.  The results were:


1st place was Mick Belgrave with 164lb 04ozs.

2nd place was Les Ashby wirh 120lb 02ozs.

3rd place was Graham Wheeler with 91lb 10ozs, losing a big carp at the final whistle. 

4th place was Neil Schumman with 79lb 07 ozs

                  Mick Belgrave                   Neil Schumman                  Krister Nobes

Shipston Anniversary Trophy

River Stour Charlecote

Sunday 23 August 2020

This was the second match of the weekend and proved to be a hard days fishing for some.  The results were?:

1st place was David Dowland with 5lb of perch.

2nd place were joint placing was Les Ashby and Barry Giles with 4lb 10oz.

                               Dave Dowland                          Bob Reynolds

Shipston L White Shield

Bourton On The Water Lake

Saturday 22 August 2020

Today saw some great results although some found it a difficult day.  The results were:


1st place was Rob Oakey with 38lb 07oz of bream.

2nd place was Stuart Fleming with 30lb 07oz of roach and skimmers.

3rd place was Pete Kilbride with 21lb 13oz . 

                            Rob Oakey                       Stuart Fleming

Shipston Simon Slouther Cup

Held On River Anov Warwick

Saturday 15 August 2020

17 anglers fished and was told the river was exceptionally low by Tony Butler from Baileys in the week.  That proved invaluable as the match secretary as he didn't have a clue and he gave him a good list of the pegs to put in.  Anyway the usual chuntering from anglers about the water being too low and clear at the start and some pegs don't get fished but still had to make late alterations to peg around anglers that were fishing all night for carp!


So now that the paperwork has dryed out you can see why we love this place for match fishing, it's because its a fair venue with even weights, not massive this time but lots of fish.  The results were:


1st place was Bob Reynolds with 7lb 10oz.

2nd place was Chris Hallows with 7lb 02oz.

3rd place was Jason Basil Parnell with 6lb 12oz.

                                                 Bob Reynolds                 Dave Dowland

                         Mick Belgrave                  Jack Schumann                Stuart Fleming

Shipston J Bryan Cup

Held At Boddington Reservior

Saturday 08 August 2020

18 anglers fished this match and some good weights came out with the top four all coming from the lower pegs from 62 to 69, all these weighed in over 100lbs of fish. The one other angler that weighed in over 100lb came from end peg 82.  The results were:


1st place was Rob Oakey with 154lb 09oz.

2nd place was Dave Hudson with 137lb 14oz.

3rd place was Steve Aston with 137lb.

4th place was Pete Morgan with 114lb.

5th place was Neil Schumann with 113lb.

              Steve Aston                   Neil Schumann                        General View

Fish "n" Frolics Fishing Ultimate Angler Competition

Held at Aston Magna Lakes, the River Avon and the River Stour

Friday 24 July - Sunday 26 July

This event is now in its 8th year and despite all the recent setbacks of covid 19 the event has gone on with the emphasis on fishing only following all the Government advice along the way.

45 anglers took part and the 3 groups alternated each day to fish the 3 sections by designated match organisers.  The results over the 3 days were:

1st place and the overall winner was Andy Bruce (Manor Farm Angling-Sensas) who had 3 wins, first at Seven Meadows on the Avon, then Monks Barn Farm (on the Stour) and at Aston Magna pool.

2nd place was Jason Parnell (Stratford Fishing and Outdoors) who won at Aston Magna , Seven Meadows and came 3rd on the Stour at Honington.

3rd place was Howard Kaye (Manor Farm Angling-Sensas) with a win on the Stour at Fell Mill then 2nd at Aston Magna and 3rd at Seven meadows.

A full list of positions can be seen below.

The Top 3 all took home a party box of beer donated by local sponsor North Cotswold Brewery and the top ten anglers had prizes donated by Bait Tech , Garbolino, Sonubaits and also from local tackle shops Alcester Sports and Tackle, Baileys of Warwick and Stratford Fishing and Outdoors.

              Andy Bruce                                    Jason Parnell                        Howard Kaye

Shipston AC Claridge Cup

Held At Addlestrop

Saturday 27 June 2020

The match had 14 anglers and was a close match due to lower weights than normal.  The results were;

1st place was Phil Outram won with 3lb 3ozs

2nd place was  Colin Barratt with 2lb 10oz 08 drams.

3rd place was Stuart Fleming was third with 2lb 09oz.










                 Phil Outram                         Colin Barrett                    Stuart Fleming

Shipston a,c will hopefully be starting junior tuition classes and now has two level 2 coaches in the club who will take the sessions, details will be put on club website and on our brand new Shipston a,c Facebook page. 

Shipston KJ Eastbury Cup

Held At Meadowlands

Saturday 20 June 2020

21 anglers fished the match at Meadowlands.  The results were:


1st Place was Krister Nobes with 135lb 04oz on the waggler

2nd place was Mick Belgrave with 98lb 08oz which included a hugely impressive 3lb perch. 3rd was Chris Hallows with 72lb 08oz.

             Mick Belgrave              Mick Belgrave (with Perch)     Neil Schumann

Shipston Colin Barrett Cup - 2

Held At Meadowlands

Saturday 13 June 2020

Here is the result and the report from the club match at Meadowlands on Saturday 13th June. This match was switched from Bishops Bowls due to the Coronavirus and 23 anglers fished it.

The results were:


1st place was Tony Avery with 61 lb 07oz.

2nd place was Peter Kilbride with 59lb.

3rd place was Graham Wheeler with 55lb 07oz.








                    Tony Avery                        Pete Kilbride                Graham Wheeler

Shipston angling club have announced that the 3 day FISH'n'FROLICS FESTIVAL will go ahead but just the matches so anglers can now book in for that. 

The Frolics has been postponed regrettably due to the Government restrictions. 

Shipston Open Match Held at Aston Magna

Sunday 07 June 2020

Here is the result and report from Sundays unofficial club match at Aston Magna, This match was to raise money for the FISH'n'FROLICS festival fund and also to help prepare for the forthcoming club matches which are considerably different to run with all the present alterations needed around the Covid 19 epidemic.  The results were;

1st place was Baz Barnes won on another tricky day with the fish not wanting to feed with 8lb 11oz.

2nd place was Ken Watts followed up his win last week with 7lb 9oz.

3rd place was Phil Outram with 7lb 02oz.

             Baz Barnes                           Ken Watts                          Tony Skinner

Shipston K Eastbury Cup (Pairs)

Held At Aston Magna

Sunday 31 May 2020

This contest had to be arranged at very short notice due to the Government easing of restrictions on Covid 19 and the match officials had to take extra measures to make this happen.

The contest draw was done live on social media the day before for the match at Aston Magna and anglers went straight to their pre drawn pegs to await the start whistle. The contest went reasonably well and all the anglers were relieved to be out fishing and catching a few fish. The results were:


1st place was Kenny Watts with 14lb 02oz of bream fishing the pole.

2nd place was Baz Barnes with 10lb 05oz.

3rd place was Chris Hallows with 7lb 14oz who just beat his Dad Mal Hallows with 7lb 12oz, Chris caught a bream just in the final minutes of the match to take the bragging rights.

This was a pairs match and Kenny Watts and Chris Hallows won that with a combined weight of 22lb.

      Kenny Watts             Mal Hallows                Baz Barnes                Chris Hallows

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