15th Nov 2023 )
AC XMAS MATCH 2023
THE MARK CROOK XMAS TROPHY
to all club members
2nd Dec 2023
Spencers Cub 8:00
for every angler.
by ticket only.Tickets
20 pounds each
sale now in tackle shope's in Melksham and Trowbridge
& Coffee available from 7:15
bar after the match
onsale until Wed 29th Nov.
membership cards are now in the tackle shops in Melksham and Trowbridge
cost of Adult membership for one year starting June 16th will
with Concession membership at £15
ticket will remain at £4
The 2023/4 Match
list is now posted on this site
Our next club match
will be at Portman Road green on June 27th with a 5:30 draw.
Please book in
with our match Sec Sean O'Neal on 07960 703133
Please be reminded
that fishing the river is not permitted during the closed season
between March 15th and June 16th
Match Reports will be posted here
XMAS CLUB MATCH
Our annual Xmas match was fished by 20 plus members
on the Bristol Avon on Saturday with sections at Forest, Portman
Road, Scotland Road and Sainsbury's
After the very high water levels the river had
dropped just enough to provide some reasonable fishing on a cold
This year's winner was Devizes angler Kevin Rowels who became
the first winner of the Marcus Crook trophy with an impressive
24lb 12onz from the Forest section. Fishing the slack water on
the inside with bread punch on a seven meter whip Kevin kept the
roach and small chub feed through the five hour match by feeding
liquidised bread with white crumb.
Runner up was Bristol's Kevin Boltz with double figures of good
perch taken on worm close in and around 5lb of roach on maggot
for his net of 17lb 12onz Kev fished a peg at the top end of Scotland
Third spot went to Melksham man Adrian McTiffin with 16lb 8onz.
Fishing at 11 meters Adrian caught roach on maggot over ground
1 KEVIN ROWELS 24:12
2 KEVIN BOLTZ 17:12
3 ADRIAN McTIFFIN 16:08
4 ANDY CRANSON 12:13
5 STEVE TREVETT 12:08
6 RICHARD WHITMARSH 9:11
The Avon Angling Club would like to thank all those whose help
made this yet another successful Xmas match. Firstly Percy and
Rose Edwards for sorting out the £700 worth of prizes and
making the venue available to us. Thanks also to all at Spence's
Club for making us welcome before and after the match. Again thanks
also to Paul Cooper of Wilts Angling in Trowbridge and Stuart
Atkins of the Tackle Company Melksham for selling tickets and
membership cards. To the guys that pegged and ran he match, namely
Sean O'Neil, Adrian McTiffin and Robbie Kepner all our members
who turn out to fish, Thank You.
Avo AC Evening Match One 21/6/22
With bright sunlight
and little flow on the Avon at Portman Road the fishing was always
goinng to be tough.
Match winner Steve Palmer needed
just 7lb of small roach to win from a peg behind the car park
Runner up was Adrian McTiffin with
Third was our match secretery Sean
O'Niel with 2lb 11onz
Our next evening club matchwill be
on Tue 28th June
Draw 5.30 at Portman Road green,
please book in with Sean O'Niel on 07960 703133
Avon AC Club Xmas Match 5/12/21
Today was the Melksham Xmas match on the Bristol
Avon. The river was in good conditions but presentation was made
difficult for most anglers due to a strong cold and blustery north
westerly wind in the face. However, Kevin Rowles did well to overcome
the conditions and take advantage of a good draw on Sainsbury's
to catch 214 roach for 28lb 4oz caught on 6m whip to hand and
6mm punch over liquidised regularly fed nuggets on a 2gm float
in 7ft water and 16 hook.
Also well done to Sean O'Neill on the next peg up who also caught
on punch and had 160 fish plus a couple of 1lb perch for 22lb
and second place.
Last in the main money was Adrian Mctiffin with 16lb of perch
and roach from top peg on Scotland Rd so well done to him. Generally,
the river has fished well considering the conditions.
Kevin Rowels 28lb 4oz
Sean O'Neal 22lb 5oz
Adrian McTiffin 16lb 3oz
Gary Etheridge 14lb 7oz
Glen Witchard 13lb 12oz
Jerry Pocock 9lb 10oz
The club would like to thanks all those who helped to make this
an excellent event.
Percy and Rose Edwards for sorting the prises and running the
Sean O'Neal for pegging
Robbie Kepner and Adrian Mc'Tiffin running the Draw, pools and
Also all at Spencer's club for hoisting us.
And not least our members who turned out to fish,
Thank you all.
See our FACE BOOK page for a few photo''s
for Club Waters
your Club would like to book a Club Outing on the
Bristol Avon or the Kennet & Avon Canal, or
join in at one of our friendly Inter-Club Matches held
on the river, please Contact Us.
Sections of water can be booked for as little as £4.00
note it is forbidden to remove any fish from club waters either
dead or alive.
on future matches will appear on this website in due course. In
the meantime, don't forget to check the Match
Dates page for details of all upcoming fixtures
are listed in Date Order, with the most recent at the top.
Please click on a link below to view the report's:
Reports Dec 2002 to Feb 2020