Bristol Angling Centre Blog

  1. New Years Day Match, Bristol Docks

    The New year started with a bang for the Bristol docks regulars, the Xmas match was good, but it fished even better for the new years day 'bash'. The match was fished at the Police Launch and Redcliffe Wharf, the water was a perfect colour after the recent period without any rain. Top rod again, was Pete Sivell, who caught...
  2. Bristol Docks Xmas Match

    The docks was in fine form for this years match, a hard frost in the morning did not put the fish off in the deep water, the water was a nice colour, not too clear and the recent rain had not put too much colour into the water. The recent thursday evening matches have been fishing quite well with most...
  3. Gold Valley Xmas Match, 20/12/14

      83 anglers turned out for this match, there was no peg fee taken out and there was no pools, and everyone had to bring a raffle prize, with the proceeds from the raffle going to local charities. Everyone was full of the christmas spirit, some even turned out with red father christmas hats on, there was a few faces...
  4. Coffin Dodgers Xmas Match, 18/12/14

    A dull grey windy peg 8 32 Coffin Dodgers fished this years match on Bridge Pool, its always well run and well supported and everyone gets a prize. The weather had really warmed up from the weekends frosts, the weather forecast was for strong south westerlies, light rain and 13 degrees. the water had cleared since my last visit...
  5. Gold Valley, Teams of Four, 13/12/14

    When we left Bristol the temperature on the van was saying minus 7, all the way to Gold we were wondering if it was going to be frozen, I was glad I brought some bloodworm and joker, but I never had my ice breaker. As we got nearer to Gold the temperature gradually got warmer, by the time we arrived...
  6. Kennet & Avon Canal, Commercial House Xmas Match

    I woke this morning to the sharpest frost of the year so far, minus 3, I was driving to the match expecting to see cat ice around the edges, but I needn't have worried. At the draw only 18 anglers were booked in, its not very long ago this match was a 100 peg sell out, how things have changed...
  7. Hartleylands Farm, Kent Winter League, 7/12/14

    The alarm clock went off at 4am for this match, Des and I were off to deepest darkest Kent for the final round of the Angling Trust Winter league. It was Des's first appearance for Dorking in the this years winter league and my second, with most of the matches a 400 mile round trip we only wanted to fish...
  8. Coffin Dodgers over 55s match at Huntstrete 4/12/14

    This was my first over 55s match for 8 months, one of the problems of owning a tackle shop is that when the weather is good your too busy to fish very often, so I was really looking forward to this match, 30 anglers turned up for this match, not bad for a mid weeker. This match was on Bridge...
  9. Barston Lakes, Sensas CIPS rules match

    Today should have been the first match in the Sensas CIPS League, but unfortunately due to 4 teams pulling out at the last minute, the league was cancelled. As everything was booked and most of us had already had our bloodworm and joker ordered with Sam, it was decided the match would be run as an open. Barston has been...
  10. Urban Banx Bristol - Now Live! A Great Watch!

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