The official "high-ho" picture for WBAC

The official "high-ho" picture for WBAC
Billy "liar" Gore wins WL5 and takes the Winter League lead at the half way stage

Saturday, 28 February 2015

28th Feb - WL9 - Conway

1st - Ian Simpson - 123.4lb

Ian managed to draw the favoured 'Point' peg and found plenty of space as most of the club ended up on Hampton Springs on Willow which also fished okay. But given rules are rules Ian ran out an easy winner with a carp and F1 bag on dog biscuits...oops!

21st Feb - WL8 - Lloyds Meadow - Kingfisher


1st - Steve Brew - 21.0lb
2nd - Kieran Smith - 15.7lb
=3rd - Ian Simpson - 14.1lb
=3rd - Dougie Walsh - 14.1lb

Saturday, 7 February 2015

7th Feb - WL7 - Conway


1st - Dougie Walsh - 81.7lb
2nd - Ian Lloyd - 55.7lb
3rd - Phil Henry - 32.9lb

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Glebe 2015 Update

Glebe details
- £50 Deposit due to be paid to Keith by 28th Feb at the latest, it was going to be by 1st Feb but due to the fact I didn’t get this note out early enough I have extended it. If you haven’t paid reserves will be allowed on.
- Final payments will be due by Monday July 13th again reserves will be allowed on if you haven’t.
- Final dates agreed as Wednesday Aug 5th to Friday August 7th
- Limited to 23 anglers
- On Wednesday and Friday we are on Lakes 5,6,7 and Thursday Lake 1,4
- We were looking at dropping the Longshoot and going elsewhere but given I managed to get the rooms at £15 per person rather than last years £29.50 per person its the Longshoot again this year. The only difference is breakfast is not included so you can a) pay £7 at Longshoot b) go to Morrisons (about £4-£5) or c) go to Pat’s cafe in Barwell (about £5-£7)
- Two nights and three days fishing will be £100
- One night and two days fishing will be £65 (Billy and Alec)
- Fishing times to be confirmed but probably something like draw 9.30am first day 11.30 – 5.30 with draw in the bar the night before on the others
- We agreed to do the Ronny Ashbrook trophy on the Thurs-Fri and with 23 fishing its yet to be finalised but we will probably do something like “base it on overall weight and agree teams of 2,3,4 based on seeding to even it out i.e. 3 teams 4 lower seeds v 3 teams 3 higher seeds
- As usual I will try and work out some way to peg the sections and lakes to have it seeded (I’ll have to think about how best to sort 23 though!)

Any questions let me know.

24th Jan - WL6 Lloyds Kingfisher

The banter started at breakfast with Rick apologising for being late as he had stopped to get diesel......the room fell silent and most anglers realised Rick van Diesel had committed the cardinal sin by getting fuel before fishing and no one wanted to shake hands. Rick laughed it off saying he'd wash em and he'd be fine to much amusement that 'didn't he realise diesel was porous and it was too late'

On to the fishing and a reasonable day with the low sun a problem on the house side and a difficult side wind at times but still able to fish 14-16m. Steve Brew drew on the house side on the top island and after a few indications and foul hookers eventually worked out how to snare a few, mainly on the tip with corn and maggot to run out an easy winner with mainly carp and a few chub and skimmers for 32lb.

Jason Connah drew the far side on the first island and despite being plagued by foul hookers and small roach eventually some carp and chub arrived on the long pole line and Jason went on to beat the pegs either side by c5lb with a 19.5lb return. Ian S drawn on the house side and first island started well with an early chub and a carp at 16m on maggot before being roached out and then blinded out by the low sun. Having come closer and moved to avoid the sun a run of skimmers on pellet was enough to pip Ian Lloyd and Phil Henry to finish with 16.5lb.

Oh and Rick van Diesel.......well enough said.......chipshopped and a nasty slick was seen in his peg everytime he fed or baited up......even the ducks refused his fuel ridden bread......Come on coach you should know better.

A final word......welcome to Kieran Smith who has been out with us a few times already and he was taken into the heart of the club as a new member this week as he peppered the aerator with his feeder, several times landing it in the hole and he is know known as Kieran 'The Cube' Smith. Lots of hints and tips on how to flowed to much amusement as the casting was a bit like dobbing....lets try here, lets try there etc etc.....but all in a good spirit (and before anyone says it just like Simo!)...welcome Kieran 'The Cube', consider yourself duly inducted.

Only one more entrant to the KO 20lb challenge as Mr Brew joins Billy, Phil, Ian S, Dougie. Everyone has until April to weigh 20lb to qualify for the next round.


1st - Steve Brew - 32.4lb
2nd - Jason Connah - 19.5lb
3rd - Ian Simpson - 16.5lb

Sunday, 11 January 2015

10th Jan - WL5 - Conway

Well Conway in January returned to its windy self with gusts to 70mph overnight it was always going to be tough for those down the windy end but with only 11 'fools' turning up we managed to peg most not exactly out of the wind but not n the brunt of it.

Billy Gore drew next to the point and made no mistakes showing his class to take 43lb 12oz to the scales made up of roach taken close in and a rogue 10lb carp as well as around 10 smaller carp all taken on the bomb fished into the bowl. Dougie was drawn at the wild end (to suit his personality) and after catching roach quite steadily for a few hours they disappeared (probably pushed out by the carp) but he went on to catch a few proper lump carp down the same close in roach line for a very creditable 34lb 4oz weight from a difficult area. Ian Simpson drew in the 'Bahama's' compared to Dougie at the far end with the wind off his back and despite a nasty draft though a small hole in the hedge was able to fish 13m......that said the fish were at 5m and 32lb 8oz of roach and skimmers and a distinct absence of carp was enough for third place.

1st - Billy Gore - 43lb 12oz
2nd - Dougie Walsh - 34lb 4oz
3rd - Ian Simpson - 32lb 8oz

The WL is hotting up now as the first few anglers have now fished 5 matches and its all about dropping points from here on with Billy Gore just sneaking ahead of Phil Henry at present. See the League Tables tab for details

This was our first WBAC match of 2015 and saw the first 4 Knockout qualifies with the above top 3 plus Phil Henry with 23lb 8oz now through to the next round. Rick missed out by just 8oz but not to worry everyone has until the end of April to record a 20lb weight to get into the next round. See the Knockout tab for more details

Monday, 5 January 2015

Glebe 2015 dates

Right guys the dates are Wed 5th - Fri 7th August and we are now fully booked subject to deposits.

The Glebe 3 dayer will be restricted to 23 anglers due to the Lakes we have for the 3 days which is Lake 5,6,7 on the Wed and Fri and Lake 1, 4 on the Thurs.

Deposit of £50 required to Keith by 1st Feb and the balance by 13th July.

I have managed to sort the Longshoot at half what we paid last year albeit with no breakfast so you either pay them, go Morrisons or Pat's cafe.

Costs will be £100 for 3 days fishing 2 nights hotel (i.e. Wed & Thurs)
Costs will be £65 for 2 days fishing and 1 nights hotel (i.e. Thurs only)


1. Ian S - Confirmed
2. H - Confirmed
3. Rick - Confirmed
4. Keith - Confirmed
5. Mick F - Confirmed
6. Ian Lloyd - Confirmed
7. Steve Gilmore - Confirmed
8. Andy T
9. Kev V
10. Kenny S - Confirmed
11. Jeff G - Confirmed
12. Dougie - Confirmed
13. Trevor - On holiday
14. Steve Brew - Confirmed
15. Alec - Confirmed
16. Billy - Confirmed
17. Henry - Confirmed
18. Col Cook - Confirmed
19. Ted
20. Dave Gent Confirmed
21. Jason D
22. Tyrone D
23. Jason C - Confirmed
24. Dave Grimes
25. Paul Robbo - Confirmed
26. Phil Henry - Confirmed
27. Pete Canavan - Confirmed
28. Colin Mc - Confirmed
29. Rob Dicko - Confirmed
30. Mike Richardson
31. Graham Aveyard - Emigrated to New Zealand
32. Barry Binitin - On holiday
33. Pete Walsh - Confirmed