Last Updated 4th Dec 2018 )
Seasons Match's at Whaddon
Avon AC will not be able to fish our published match's at Whaddon
this season due to access problems.
This year all three fields that we fish have been planted with
crops and the track we normally use to drive down to the river
had been ploughed and is now unsuitable to drive across.
It is hoped that some of these match's will be moved elsewhere
but some will have to be cancelled.
We are sorry to disappoint our match fishing members but this
is beyond our control.
Updates on match dates and venues will be posted on the clubs
website and Facebook page
Our Open matches due to fished on Sunday 1st July and Sunday
26th Aug have now been cancelled.
The Saturday series will now be fished on Scotland Road, Portman
Road and Forest.
Change In Membership Prices
prices for the 2018/19 season will be as follows
Ticket prices will remain unchanged
The new season match fixtures and
club bookings are now posted on the site. If you have booked any
of our fishing please check you booking is recorded correctly.
(See Match Dates)
and Fishing Notice
Parking in the
field at Conigre and at the Canoe Club in Melksham Park is
Please do not
fish from the Canoe Club slipway
NEXT AVON AC
Avon AC Club
Pair's Match Thur 27th Dec 2018
To be fished on the Bristol
Draw at Wetherspoons Melksham
Please book in with Mark Crook
Pair's will be drawn on the
Avon AC Club
Xmas Match Sat 1st Dec 2018
Thirty four of our members turned out on Saturday to fish our
annual club Xmas match on the river Avon in Melksham.
With the overnight rain the river looked almost spot on but the
large numbers of skimmer bream that had been showing earlier in
the season failed to show and weights were a little down on last
Drawn on the second peg from the end at Sainsbury's Melksham
angler Steve (Stretch) Saunders took top spot with 14lb 11onz.
Steve had two good bream and some perch on pole fished worm to
take the winners hamper and £120 pools money.
Runner up was Robbie Kepner with 11lb 12onz of roach and perch
from the middle of Portman Road green.
Third spot went to Richard Whitmarsh with 10lb 15onz of roach
from the middle peg at Sainsburys.
1 Steve Stretch Saunders 14:11
2 Robbie Kepner 11:12
3 Richard Whitmarsh 10:15
4 Kevin Rowels 10:01
5 Ian Stainer 9:05
6 Glen Witchard 8:15
As always the club would like to thanks all those involved in
making this such a great event. Spencers Club for hosting us,
the Edwards family for sorting prises and Mark Crook for pegging.
Photo, Steve Saunders Avon AC Xmas Match winner 2018
Aug 2018 Avon Saturday Series Match Four
An upstream wind greeted the anglers on the last match of the
series, with the threat of rain and wind it was always going to
be harder than the previous three matches. And with the Avon at
Portman Road low, clear and with little flow the poor conditions
resulted in the weights being lower than in previous rounds.
Bryan Haigh ended up winning the match off the same peg he won
off in the 3 match - peg 32 at the bottom of Portman Road behind
the garages with 9-5-0 of perch & roach. Starting off with
a bombardment off 12 balls of groundbait at 8m. Fishing the maggot
at the start he changed to caster to keep the roach coming, occasionally
trying the elderberry and catching the odd better roach including
one of 1-2-0. He also had 10 perch to 0-10-0 over the worm at
Second on the day from the armchair peg 25 was Andy Pratten (Gordon),
who caught roach over loose fed hemp for 7-11-0 narrowly beating
Marcus Crook on the day from peg 26 the same peg as two weeks
ago with 7-9-0 of roach on the caster over groundbait.
1 BRYAN HAIGH 9-5-0 (32)
2 ANDY PRATTEN 7-11-0 (25)
3 MARK CROOK 7-9-0 (26)
4 ALAN BROWN 6-0-0 (28)
5 PETE MILLS 5-8-0 (21)
6 MIKE WHITHY 3-8-0 (22)
After wins in round three and four it was Melksham angler Bryan
Haigh who topped the serries.
Series top three
1 BRYAN HAIGH 30 POINTS
2 MARK CROOK 28 POINTS
3 ANDY PRATTEN 26 POINTS
The club would like to thank everyone who supported our anual
5th Aug 2018
Avon AC v King Billy AC
Inter Club Match. Lacock Abby Fields
Our second inter club match with King Billy of Bristol fished
on the Bristol Avon at Lacock fished a little bellow par with
water levels well down and very little flow.
Avon's match secretary Mark Crook was the only angler to record
double figures with a winning 11lb 9onz. Mark took small fish
on caster feeding hemp from a peg 100m up from the road bridge
Melksham's Sean O'Neill was second with 9lb 11onz of bits while
Andy Pratten was third with 8lb 13onz
1 MARK CROOK 11:09
2 SEAN O'NEILL 9:11
3 ANDY PRATTEN 8:13
4 RICH SCHOLAR 8:02
5 RICH HILLS 6:10
6 STEVE SKELTON 5:07
July 18 Avon Saturday Series Match Three
With almost no rain in the past month the Bristol
Avon at Portman Road Green was hardly flowing however the river
still fished reasonably well. Fewer of the skimmers are showing
but the roach, though generally small are starting to feed well
on all baits.
Drawn at the first peg behind the car park fence, this week's
winner was Bryan Haigh with 12lb 14onz of mostly small roach taken
on pole fished elderberry. His weight was helped by two good size
skimmers caught on worm.
Mark Crook was second with an all roach net of 12lb 3onz from
a peg half way along the green. Mark fished caster on the pole
at nine meters over ground bait.
Devizes angler Gary Etheridge was third with 8lb from the top
end peg, 21 on the green.
1 BRIAN HAIGH 12:14
2 MARK CROOK 12:03
3 GARY ETHERIDGE 8:00
4 IAN STAINER 7:11
5 BOB RYAN 6:04
6 ANDY PRATTEN 4:12
Match four of our Satuday Series will be fished on the 11th Aug,
same place same time.
July 2018 Avon Saturday Series Match Two
Round two of our Saturday series was once again fished on the
Bristol Avon at Portman Road Green. The river fished reasonably
well again with roach, perch and skimmers showing in good numbers.
Avon AC match secretary Mark Crook took top spot with mixed net
of roach and perch for 13lb 6oz from peg 31. Mark fished the pole
at 9 meters over hemp and caster with caster or maggot on the
hook and went home £100 to the good.
Runner up was Bob Ryan with 12lb 12oz of roach from the "arm
chair" peg half way along the green. Feeding two pints of
hemp Bob caught roach on tares fishing the pole at seven meters.
Brian Haigh was third with 11lb 15oz skimmers, roach and small
perch at peg 21.
1 MARK CROOK 13:00
2 BOB RYAN 12:12
3 BRIAN HAIGH 11:15
4 GARY ETHERIDGE 8:05
5 ANDY PRATTEN 6:11
6 MICK WITHEY 5:14
Match three in this Satuday Series will be fished on the 28th
July, same place same time.
All members welcome
14th July 2018
Avon Saturday Series Match One
Round one of our Saturday series was fished the Bristol Avon
at Portman Road Green. Despite the river being low with very little
flow after the hot spell the river fished reasonably well.
Somerford Keynes angler Andy Pratten took top spot with an excellent
net of skimmers and perch for 19lb 6oz from just behind the car
park fence. Andy fished the pole at 9 meters over ground bait
in ten feet of water with worm on the hook and.
Runner up was Swindon's Alan Brown with 12lb 5oz of skimmers,
perch and roach from peg 21 at the top end of the green.
Bob Ryan was third with 9lb 15oz skimmers and small perch taken
on worm over ground bait at 11 meters.
1 ANDY PRATTEN 19:06
2 ALAN BROWN 12:05
3 BOB RYAN 9:15
4 IAN STAINER 6:10
5 BRIAN HAIGH 4:08
8th July 2018
Avon AC v King Billy AC
Lacock Abby Fields
King Billy's Gery Pocock won our first inter club match with
the Bristol club fished on the Bristol Avon at Lacock. Drawing
the first peg bellow the road bridge Gery fished caster under
a stick float for a total of 19lb 13oz of chub and dace.
Runner up was Avon match secretary Mark Crook with 14lb 3oz of
roach and dace from bellow the conker tree. Mark took most of
his fish on seed baits.
Melksham's Sean O'Neil was third with 10ld 12oz of dace
1 G Pocock 19:13
2 M Crook 14:03
3 S O'Neil 10:12
4 A Pratten 7:13
5 S Skelton 7:04
6 R Wills 7:01
26th June 2018
Club Evening Match Two
Match two of our evening series was again fished at Portman Road
green where once again good skimmers showed throughtout the length.
First on the night was Melkasham's Bob Ryan 9lb 8onz of skimmers
to a pound taken on pole fished caster over groundbait down the
middle of the river.
1 Bob Ryan 9:00
2 Gary Etheridge 8:07
Mark Crook 5.03
19th June 2018
Avon AC Evening Match One
Our first match of the new river season was fished on Tuesday
evening at Portman Road green where good skimmers showed throughtout
Devizes angler Gary Etheridge won with skimmers to a pound taken
on pole fished caster over groundbait down the middle of the river.
1 Gary Etheridge 12:03
2 Mark Crook 11:08
3 Bob Ryan 9:08
Our second match with be on Tues 26th June, draw Portman Rd 5:30
PEG POT NOW STANDS AT £275
seasons match reports have now been moved
link at bottom of page
AC "Golden Peg"
the 2005/06 Season we will be running a "Golden
Peg" at all the "Home Club Matches",
starting with the first Evening Match on the Kennet
& Avon Canal at Semington. Before entering into
the "Golden Peg" Competition, all
anglers are requested to make themselves aware of the "Golden
PEG POT NOW STANDS AT £275
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 £3.00
per Peg! We are able to cater for anything from a 200 Peg
Winter League Match to a 12 Peg Club Outing. We can
also provide a "Pegging Service" at just 50p
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 2014