Despite the strong winds and heavy rain showers everyone had a great time fishing the canal.
Evesham Jubilee club news
We have 25-35 anglers regulary fishing our matches, there can't be many clubs in the country that can boast about that. Winning one of our matches is a great achievement! Read all our match and club news here
This weekends Matches 8 - 9 August
We have a visiting club on Saturday taking pegs 8 - 19. There will be an open but if you can make Sunday instead (members only) then there will be more peg options for you.
The Sunday club match is down as a pairs match. I am not sure if anglers actually want to have this format in this extraordinary year so will leave it up to participants on the day.
Meat and beer match Sunday 12th July
Mark Court wins match and gets the heaviest Carp
Eleven anglers took part in the Meat and Wine Match organised by Mark
Court. The first three anglers overall had a choice of a Joint of
Topside Beef, Two 10oz steaks or a pack of ten chicken breasts. There
was also two bottles of wine for the angler catching the heaviest carp
on the day. All entrants were given a bag of pellets for entering the
Conditions were still and sunny with little if any breeze. It was
decided that the first three anglers overall would receive the main
pools monies. In addition there were two Section prizes to fish for.
The winner in a close fought contest was Mark Court weighing in
eight carp for 50lb 9oz on J9. Marks catch was taken on the pole. Mark
also caught the heaviest carp of the day weighing in a level 14lb.
Narrowly in second place was Steve Rogers weighing in 48lb 12oz of pole
caught carp on J3. The final angler in the main frame was Richard Ford
weighing in 36lb 15oz of carp and silver fish on J19.
Section winners were Roy Freeth weighing in 29lb 3oz of carp on J13 (
Section J1,3,7,9,11 and 13) and Chris Taylor weighing in 26lb 7oz of
carp and a solitary bream on J21 ( Section J15,19,21,23 and 25).
Other weights worthy of mention were Bob Evans weighing in 26lb 2oz
on J15 missing out on the Section prize by 5 ounces and Ray Nosworthy
weighing in 18lb 11oz of carp on J1.
Thanks to Mark Court for organising the meat and bottle prizes.
1st stage of weed removal on withies
Pegs 1 - 5 inc
Extensive weed removal has taken place on Withies pegs 1 - 5 inc. The work was conducted by JS Fisheries and it was an extremely hard task. The fringe weed was so thick it had to removed much of the time by hand.
There is still little clumps but it is hoped reasonable line strength will cut through this. We plan to leave rakes if you wish to clear these out before fishing. We hope to fish Withies on this Saturday's match competitors vote agreeing.
Stage 2 of the weed removal will be done soon on pegs 22 - 27 (from the bridge along the spur).
The club will adding blue dye to the pool very soon. This will also deter cormorants.
Please fish this pool as all these efforts combined should help to keep the weed under control.
Match fishing season starts Saturday under Corona Virus constraints
This Saturday 30 May 2020 is our first match under strict Coronavirus
conditions. The match will be held on Jubilee Pool. Pleasure anglers
please use Withies Pool to fish. The draw time for the match will be
0930 hours, however if everyone could arrive before 0900 hours it will
assist the organisers. Fishing 1030 hours until 1530 hours it is likely
that it will take around an hour to complete the weighing in leaving the
fishery around 1630 hours. From Saturday the normal match days start: Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays.
The new match entry fees apply which are £12
on a Saturday or Sunday match and £10 on a Wednesday. The extra monies
will go towards the payout.
These matches will be run using a strict social distancing policy.
If you are unable or unwilling to accept reasonable precautions
implemented by the match organisers then please do not attend these
matches. Any person flouting the safety procedures will be warned and if
they continue to disregard they will be asked to leave. The following
steps will assist in the smooth running of the match;
1. Entrants to bring the exact monies to fish. No change will be given.
2. Competitors please bring and use two keepnets for carp
alternating carp between the two nets. This will diminish the weights
having to be lifted from the water by competitors. If a competitor
wishes to use a silver fish net for bream, roach etc a third keepnet
will be required.
3. Please remain at least six feet away from anybody prior to,
during and post match. No competitor is allowed to follow the scales
during the weigh in.
4. As per The Angling Trust Guidelines regarding weighing in;
At the end of the competition competitors will be expected to remain
at their pegs until the weighing in officials arrive. No anglers to
follow scalesmen during the weigh in procedures.
The weighing in officials will be appointed, one to weigh the fish the other to record the competitors weights. Weighing in officials should consider the use of gloves and face masks as a precaution and maintain social distancing measures at all times. The angler should remove their keepnet from the water and transfer their fish to the weigh bag. The angler must step away allowing the weigh in official to come forward and weigh the fish. The weighing in officials then calls the weight and the angler must agree they are happy with the weight stipulated by the official. The weighing in official returns the fish to the water.
This is the basis for using two
carp keepnets to assist the competitors and the weigh official to lift
safely the anglers catch.
5. Have fun and stay safe.
Compiled by Mark Court and Chris Taylor.
Went to the fishery Saturday and there were 14 fishing. Every person had their membership card and understood the reasons.
Only Bob Evans was fishing Withies and he ended up catching 12
carp with 3 touching double figures. I think that was one more than Ray
Nosworthy had showing the way on Jubilee.
Thanks to everyone keeping to the social distancing and ensuring they have their membership cards on them. It is imperative we have traceability in case someone gets the virus and we need to contact any attendee.
I know there is a lot of debate on match fishing. Strictly
speaking if distancing is observed it ISN'T against the current
restrictions. However we like the vast majority of fisheries are
adhering to the Angling Trust's interpretation and not allowing matches
or keepnets. Things appear to be improving (fingers crossed) and the
next review of the restrictions is 1st June.
Under the Angling Trust's phase 2 competitions will be allowed
so our first match could be an Affordable Open on Wednesday 3rd June
(new price of £10 with the extra £2 going on payouts). This will be
conducted under strict guidelines. Please check the forum, news page or
Facebook on the 1st June to see if the match is going ahead. I will
send a txt to those I think may not have internet access.
Pleasure fishing from Wednesday - Please don't forget to get your club membership and Environment licence
Unless there is a very unlikely event where Parliament reject the prime
ministers new guidelines then pleasure fishing will be allowed from
The main issues for us are:
1. The first visitor in the morning should protect themselves by cleaning hands after opening the gate.
2. Social distancing must be adhered to at all times. (6ft away
from any other person) Fishing equipment or tackle must not be shared.
3. Pleasure fishing only. No keep nets (club rule anyway).
4. High Level of personal hygiene. The club has provided extra cleaning products should members need to use the portaloo.
5. Membership cards must be carried at all times when at the
fishery. The owners have stipulated that we need to be aware of who is
at the fishery. This will help to ensure we can stay safe and will be
vital if we need to trace anyone who comes up on the new tracing app,
soon to be implemented. Also if the unthinkable (and highly unlikely)
thing happens where we get an outbreak at the fishery, then government
officials will expect us to be able to provide a list of members to
contact for any self isolating.
I know quite a few have already joined this year in anticipation of fishing starting, many thanks to those.
If you haven't joined yet then please do BEFORE fishing.
This years membership is only £50 which is great value even though we
have lost a couple of months through the virus. I hope members will
understand that the club still has all its financial commitments and
hasn't received any match funding, which is why the membership must
remain at £50.
Amazing value for money and the feeding of the fish during lock-down will have them in peak condition.
You can renew your membership using most credit/debit cards on Paypal via this link below:
or using a cheque to the treasurer: Bob Evans, 188 The Ridgeway, New End, WORCESTER B96 6NP
If you are sending a cheque please txt Bob on 07747655514 to inform him it is on its way. This will save any embarrassment if you are asked for your membership on the bank.
You can also pay any member of the committee.
The government have said that everyone is being looked after financially however we all know governments can stretch the truth. If you are not in a very good financial situation due the virus then please contact myself or Bob in confidence to arrange a payment plan.
Withies Pool is looking better than ever
Many hours of work has been completed to make all 27 pegs fishable. However that is a massive understatement not only can they be fished but they also now look in pristine condition. The owners think it has never looked so good and I agree. This has not been a easy task and many thanks must go primarily to Bob Evans, Gary Seadon and Richard Ford. It is a big shame we currently cannot fish but once we can it will be in beautiful surroundings.
AGM Feedback from meeting on Tuesday
The AGM was conducted on Tuesday. Highlights include:
Fishery rent negotiated and paid for 2020/21 season.
Small increase in match fee's on a Wednesday and Sunday - Carried unanimously
Wednesday Affordable Open now £10 with the extra £2 going on Prize money. The price for members and non members will be the same - £10.
Saturday Open remains the same at £12 but will be for members and non members.
Sunday Club Matches increase by only £1 to £12. This extra £1 will go on prize money.
There will be more 'Special Matches' with bonus prizes on
Sundays. This and being able to fish anytime makes becoming a member
worthwhile and extremely good value for money.
Keeping the opens the same price for members and non members
should encourage more income for the club and ultimately more benefit
Bob Evans remains Treasurer
Mark Court becomes Secretary
Phil Simnett has resigned as Chairman. This is due to taking over Tony Hemming's matches and other commitments. Phil will continue to look after the fence batteries and remain part of the club. John Davis as President and behalf of the club thanked Phil for his service.
Easter Egg match (Open) - Easter Sunday 12th April
John Davis very generously donated a load of Easter Eggs and a couple of alcoholic bottles as prizes.
The club will add to these prizes to make the Easter Match well worth taking your chance in.
It is an Open so bring friends. The match fee is £12 for all. The prizes are EXTRA to the normal prize money so a good payout is also guaranteed. As per the clubs normal policy Monies and prizes would be spread out to give the best chance for the many to get a prize.
Don't forget to join before the new season. Membership take up so far is good and we have had a couple of welcomed donations.
The future is looking good.
Death of EJAS Club Member Tony Hemming
It is with deep sadness that I write following the death of Tony Hemming
from prostrate cancer. Tony had been suffering with the disease for
sometime. Tony was taken into St Richards Hospice, Worcester on the
evening of Sunday 5 January 2020. Tony passed away the following day.
Our thoughts are with Tony's family and close friends he will be missed
by all that knew him.
Tony's funeral will be held on Friday 24 January 2020 at 11am. The
service will be at Evesham Crematorium (near Fladbury Village). The
funeral I believe is open to all wishing to pay their respects to Tony's
The Treasurer Bob Evans has made the following statement in respect of Tony's passing;
"All fishing clubs have their problems and Jubilee AS are no exception. However if you judge a club by its members Jubilee AS is one of the best and Tony Hemming was one of the best. The hundreds of hours Tony gave up to keep the club going was unmatched. Tony was a real diamond and a totally unselfish human being. Tony will be greatly missed by all. Rest in peace mate".
I think these sentiments would be agreed by all that know Tony.
Personally I will think of him every time I walk passed Peg 9 which I am
sure was Tony's all time favourite peg.
Evesham Jubilee Angling Society present cheque for £680 to Ria Simons on behalf of St Richards Hospice
Presented by Chris Taylor, John Davis and Alan Gardner
Recently the proceeds from the Annual Grant Davis Memorial Match and BBQ along with donations were presented to Ria Simons from St Richards Hospice. The cheque for £680 was well received and Ria gave a short speech on how important donations like ours were to enable the general running of the hospice and future planned expansions.
Approx 230lb of Carp added to Jubilee Pool
We received an offer of 200lb's of carp from JS Fisheries at a price which represented a 60% discount on anything I could find on-line. One of the leased pools at his fishery had been sold so the fish needed to be moved and as we are a local club they were offered to us. The deal was for 200lb of fish averaging 4 - 6lb. When they arrived today Jack thought there would be more than 200lb and we estimated the final total received was 230lb's a bonus 15%. As there are currently on-going negotiations with the owners for next years rent I notified them that these fish will be financed solely by donations and I would finance the delivery and collect donations independently. The committee was very keen to get these fish but only on these terms.
Donations so far are £100 from myself plus approximately 40 Pink Bluetooth speakers which will be sold for only £5 with 100% going to the fund (sold 5 so far with more orders pending) £25 plus £100 pledged from Ron Evans. If members just give between £5 - £20 the required figure would be achieved and surpassed in no time. I will update the forum with each donation (anomalously unless stated) and update the news page weekly. Please see forum for exact purchase figure. I also plan to hold the occasional 'fish fund match' pending committee approval, with the first hopefully during the Christmas period.
Donations can be made to Mark Court at the fishery or via Paypal to email@example.com. I will add more payment methods on the forum. If you wish to donate via the treasurer Bob Evans please let him know it is for the fish so that he can pass the money on.
Club Admin Officer.
PS If as expected the figure required for these fish is reached reasonably quickly JS Fishery has already stated that he will do us another great deal on Bream when they become available during the colder months of Jan - Feb. We would be looking for around half the amount we received last year.
Chris Taylor Joins the Ton Up Club
Sat 3rd August 2019
Chris got his ton at the Saturday Open on 3rd August 2019. He achieved it from peg 2 on Jubilee and weighed 105lb 3oz. Chris caught the fish on hard pellet and corn.
This is the tenth ton at the fishery and the seventh from Jubilee. This is the only ton of 2019 so far......
Congratulations to Chris on this milestone.
Despite the strong winds and heavy rain showers everyone had a great time fishing the canal.
How do you stop Mark Court winning 5 in a row? You put him on the bonus peg! Like everyone Mark will continue to 'harp on' about the one that got away. Anyway onto the results.........
Eleven anglers took part in the Meat and Wine Match organised by Mark Court. The first three anglers overall had a choice of a Joint of Topside Beef, Two 10oz steaks or a pack of ten chicken breasts. There was also two bottles of wine for the angler catching the heaviest carp on the day. All entrants were given...
On Sunday 5 July 2020 EJAS club members fished Jubilee Pool. Conditions were extremely windy with gale force strength gusts. It was decided that the first three anglers overall would receive the main pools monies. In addition there were two Section prizes to fish for.
The winner of the match was in form angler Ray Nosworthy weighing in...
Seven anglers took part in the EJAS Club match held on Jubilee Pool. Conditions were warm and breezy. It was decided that the first three anglers overall would receive the pools monies.
Nine anglers took part in the EJAS Sunday Club match held on Jubilee Pool.
Very hot conditions greeted 8 anglers on Sunday. It was clear from surrounding anglers that Richard Ford on peg 12 and Frank Wallace on peg 18 were fighting a close battle.
Eleven anglers took part in the Sunday EJAS Club Match held on a blustery day on Jubilee Pool.
Ten brave or foolish EJAS club members took part in the Sunday Club Match held on Ash Pool at The Jam Factory. Conditions were appalling as storm Dennis continued throughout the day. There were occasional bouts of calm weather and periodically it ceased raining.