Junior and Beginner Section

Some newcomers at Lets fish 26/27th May at Stoke


Chris Howard with a nice junior caught skimmer


Booking on station with facilities at Stoke open day


nice beginner caught roach

New sessions have now been added to agenda. We are limiting the numbers on these sessions so we can spend more time with individuals to give them better tuition on tackle and tactics and hopefully make them fully self sufficient when out fishing.  All bait and tackle will be provided for all sessions but if anybody has their own kit do feel free to bring it along also please remember the English weather can be fickle this time of year so please when attending these sessions do come suitably clothed.

Dates and times are listed below please either email   mjdimmock@hotmail.com   or text Mick on  07555605649   with choice of sessions and if possible pick some alternative dates so we can hopefully fit everybody in during these sessions. Following on from theses we will be continuing in to October and November as long as people wish to attend please have a word during Sept so we can work dates out for individuals preference. 

Thursday     20th  Sept     Walgrave   Session    16.00 – 19.00

Saturday      22nd  Sept      Canal        Session    10.00 – 13.00

Thursday     27th   Sept    Walgrave   Session    16.00 – 19.00

Sunday        30th   Sept       Canal       Session now deferred due to major competition taking place on all of the canal stretch.

Sunday     7th October        Canal        Session   10.00 – 13.00

Sunday    14th October       Canal        Session   10.00 – 13.00

Thursday   25th Oct        Walgrave     Session   11.00 – 14.00

Sunday   28th October        Canal       Session   10.00 – 13.00

any other queries please email or text Mick on the above contact details.

First sessions have been held  with 3 juniors attending and a varied catch was had with a couple of good bream, roach, dace, perch. bleak and a daddy ruffe turning up only disappointment was being plagued by signal crayfish although these fascinated the juniors.

Saturday 8th July

Second set of sessions held and attended by 13 youngsters and 1 mum with good mixed catches coming in morning but sport tailed off in the afternoon session due to hot weather. These longer sessions are helping to increase youngsters knowledge of angling and hopefully they will be able to get out there and show the adults how it is done.

Latest Update 15th Sept

The main sessions have now finished but we are continuing to run well supported continuation sessions as per the dates above. These sessions are to more thoroughly teach the beginners the different styles and methods of fishing so they can go out on the waters themselves with full confidence in what they are doing.

During the main sessions we have caught roach, rudd, skimmers with a proper bream or two thrown in, perch, (biggest about 3lb,  it made the captors day), daddy ruffe, dace, chub, an odd zander (on single maggot) crayfish and at long last a gudgeon showed up which was very encouraging ( I last saw one about 5 years ago) so all participants have been able to see the various types of fish present in our section of the canal.