2018 Match Diary

Thank you to everyone that made it to the AGM last night

For those members that couldn’t make it, the 2018 Match Diary has now been released  and can be found by visitingcalendar-events


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If you are having such problems they have recommended that you block popups on your browser and run a scan on your PC/tablet for malware that may be tracking your browser.

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RedHorses 2018 AGM

Invitation To All Members

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The meeting will take place at the usual venue in the social club at:

Perkins Engines Ltd Tixall Road Stafford ST16 3UB

Click for an agenda  of business.

Printed copies will be available for members at the meeting

2018 Matches – AGM


Its February, which means its RedHorses AGM time.

This will be your first opportunity to take a look at the Matches Booked for the 2018 Season, in addition to discussing proposals raised on the running of the club.

One or two changes are already proposed for this year, which will hopefully make the fishing experience even more enjoyable for us all. We welcome everyone’s input so please let us know any topics that, you would like to see discussed at the meeting.

Let us have your suggestions over the next 7 days by replying to this email or posting a comment on the website; we can then circulate copies of the Agenda and confirm the date and time of the meeting to everyone in good time.

Hope to see you all at the meeting, the new season is just round the corner.



Silver Fish Event

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The last match of the season is traditionally a silver fish match; as the colder weather reduces the reliability of carp being caught in most pegs.

This is a welcome opportunity to target a wider variety of fish to keep the bites coming.

By popular request this year we have booked Blake hall fisheries which has a high stocking level of silvers.

With the recent heavy rain, now having subsided and the colder drier weather forecast for Sunday 9th November the roach and bream should be switched on ready for a good days fishing.

As you know; Alan the match secretary, puts in a lot of effort each year,  providing prizes for everyone at the event and we hope you will all be be able to attend and show your support.

The draw is 08:30 as normal at the Cafe – fishing the Blake Pool



Match Rules Update

A copy for members who were not at the Willows Match last Sunday


It is the responsibility of each angler to make themselves aware of the latest rules which can be found on the club website and on venue notice boards. Common sense should be exercised, to ensure that both the letter and the spirit of the rules are complied with. Where fishery rules are unclear or open to question, agreement amongst the match anglers at the event will be sought; ultimately the match official’s decision will be final. The club rules should be considered a basic platform for each match and not setting out to restrict an angler’s choice of; bait, method or style, prejudiciously or to supersede the fishery rules.

Club Rules

  • All members must make themselves available to assist the match official in the running of each event.
  • All peg and pool fees must be paid before the draw
  • Angler will draw their own peg – late arrivals will be drawn last; if necessary by the match official.
  • If there are fewer pegs available to the club, than anglers wanting to fish them, priority will be given to regular attendees.
  • Any angler claiming to have an unfishable peg may; at the discretion of the match official, be allowed to move to a fishable peg.
  • Floats, lines and weights etc. may enter the water before the start but no bait of any kind may be introduced.
  • Only one line and hook to be used at any one time.
  • Only barbless hooks to be used (no micro-barb or pinched down barbs)
  • Floating bait must not be introduced either as feed or on the hook. Anything that remains on the surface for longer than a few seconds is considered floating bait. Anglers must ensure that the bait they are using, is prepared and maintained in such a way that it meets these requirements.
  • If you leave your peg during the match, every effort must be made to prevent disturbance to other anglers and their swim, by keeping well back from the water’s edge etc.
  • The division line between swims is to be considered as, equal distance between the two pegs (either adjacent or across). Where there is a spare peg between anglers, then the line will considered to be up to the side of that platform nearest the angler.
  • Any fish caught that appears to be over 15lb, must be weighed immediately and returned; not kept in a Keepnet.
  • All fishing must stop immediately upon the whistle/ “all out”.
  • Anglers must alert the match official to any fish they are still playing at the end.
  • Any fish still not landed before the weigh in reaches them will not be counted.
  • Any angler considered by the match official, to be in breach of the rules will not be weighed in.
  • Match officials have the right to inspect angler’s equipment and bait to ensure compliance.
  • Any angler that repeatedly breaks the rules or whose behaviour is: in the view of the Club Officials; damaging the club, will not be permitted to fish future matches.
  • All club rules are open to review and amendment, by the membership at the club AGM.
  • Club official positions are open for election at the AGM, to any current member.

2017 League Positions

10 Points for 1st – 1 Point for 10th    (7th May – 23rd July)

Angler Points
Darren Titley 71
Kev Gear 68
Andy Willacy 58
Steve Randle 50
Derek Taylor 41
Trevor Gear 38
Nev Duke 36
Pete Escritt 29
Adam Harborow 26
Alan Duke 25
Vin Lakin 25
Henry Ledbeater 24
John Smallman 22
Phil Lankester 16
Brian Farwell 13
Andy Campbell 10
Chris Newton 8
John Dodd 7
Richard Lakin 7
Don Johnson 5
Mick Benson 5

Venue Changes 6th August & 1st October

Two changes to the match calendar have been made for 6th August & 1st October this year. The new venue for both dates will be  OTHERTON FISHERY.

Our match secretary Alan Duke has been to check it out and spent a day fishing  there. Returning with a positive report, we believe this venue will be an improvement on the original venue booked; where catches have not been good for some time.

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Directions to fishery:

Sat Nav Entry –  Otherton Airfield ST19 5NX

  • From Stafford Drive through Penkridge on the A449
  • At the roundabout turn left onto the B5012
  • Turn right past IANS FISHING TACKLE onto Boscomore Lane
  • Stay on this road as it becomes Otherton Lane (It becomes quite narrow)
  • Over a Hump-Back bridge and under the M6 the road becomes Micklewood Lane
  • After 200 meters turn left (sign posted Otherton Airfield)
  • The fishery is 200 meters on the left



An opportunity to join the 100 club

IMG_3924By all accounts last weeks weights on Blake Hall Capricious turned out to be more than a little dissapointing.

Catches on this Sundays venue promise something better and perhaps even an opportunity to join the illustrious 100 club.

The canal pool has been producing many weights around the 100lb mark in recent open matches and  although not massive weights by Herobrook standards; a welcome antidote in prospect for last weeks dissapointments

Hope to see you all there this Sunday

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