Dawley Angling Society – Matches
Dawley Angling Society runs a packed schedule of matches for full members from March through to November each year, covering a wide variety of venues, to cater to everyone’s taste and preferred style of fishing. During the winter months, we run open matches, which are open for full members, honorary members, and none members and give further opportunities for competition, outside of the main match season.
In recent years, the Society has offered the opportunity for honorary members to fish club matches if spare pegs are available. The number of Full members has grown as a result of this initiative and we can no longer guarantee that there will be spaces on some of the most popular venues. However, we are keen to give honorary members a chance to fish ‘taster matches’ with a view to applying for full membership, if you enjoy the experience. We are therefore now offering honorary members the chance to fish two taster matches each season. If you would like to apply to fish a taster match, please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least a week in advance of your preferred match and our Match Manager will make contact with you, to confirm if a peg is available for you to fish.
Dawley Angling Society
Full Member Matches for 2023
All match draw times are 09:00 hours.
All matches count towards the overall points championship.
Aggregate matches: CC = Commercial Championship / SC = Silverfish Championship / AR = A Rhodes Cup / JA = J Aveley Trophy / SB = Steve Brown Trophy
|26th March||N Blakemore||Monkhall Buzzard Pool||CC|
|2nd April||A Noto (Open Match)||Top Pool||-|
|23rd April||D Carr (Open Match)||Top Pool||-|
|7th May||R Foan||Top Pool||SB|
|14th May||L Wilcox||Canal (stretch to be confirmed)||SC|
|21st May||G Reedman (City Electric)||Park Farm Pool||-|
|4th June||A Clarke||Patshull Pool - Shallows||SC/SB|
|11th June||G Upton||Parkers Pool||-|
|18th June||F Sawyer||River - Ironbridge||AR/SB|
|2nd July||Shrewsbury and Wem||Park Farm Pool||-|
|16th July||R Brown||Top Pool||SB|
|30th July||V Johnson||River - Ironbridge||AR/SB|
|20th August||Chairman’s Cup||Weston Pool – Clay Pit||CC|
|27th August||G Bullock||Isaac Walton – Canal Pool||CC/JA|
|3rd September||C Louise||Patshull Pool - Deeps||SC/SB|
|10th September||A Buttery||River - County Ground||AR|
|17th September||D Hartshorne||Park Farm Pool||CC/JA|
|24 September||J Ashley (Annual Outing)||Annual Outing – Furnace Mill||JA|
|1st October||W Jones||River - Ironbridge||JA/AR|
|8th October||A Pitchford||Canal – stretch to be confirmed||-|
|22nd October||Individual||Patshull Great Lake - Boats||SC|
|5th November||S Williams||River - Ironbridge||AR/JA|
|12th November||Fur & Feather (Members must have fished 8 matches or more to qualify for this match)||River - Ironbridge||AR|
Our Society rules relate to all matches on our own waters.
When visiting other fisheries, the fishery rules of the controlling clubs rules apply. Please be sure to check the fishery website to ensure that you know and understand their rules.
Any non member attending contests as a spectator must stay with the angler that they attended with at all times. Once on the peg, spectators cannot aid anglers in any way. Any member receiving outside help (including the setting up of tackle) risk disqualification.
As you would expect from a society with such a significant history, we have trophies that have been donated over time and are engraved with each annual winners name. Trophies are presented to the winner of each match at the annual presentation each year. The majority of trophies have been in the society for a many years and have great historic value. We ask that trophies are looked after whilst in your possession and should be returned to the society clean and with no damage, ready for the next presentation.
We run an annual Society Championship competition, with points being awarded for your finishing position in each match that you fish. The angler with the highest points aggregate at the end of the year is declared champion. There are also prizes for the runner up and third placed angler in the championship. You can view the current ‘league’ standings here (hyperlink to League standings please). As well as a trophy, the top three anglers in the Society Club Championship receive cash prizes of £100 for first place, £75.00 for second and £50 for third. These are over and above the prize money awarded on the day of the match.
Aggregate Competitions and Prize Money
There are other cash prizes to be won through the annual matches.
The Society runs a Commercial Championship and Silver Fish Championship each year. In each championship, points are awarded for your finishing position in designated matches at commercial fisheries or silver fish venues and the angler with the highest points aggregate at the end of the qualifying matches, is declared champion. As well as a trophy, the winner of these championships wins £50.
The Individual match is fished each year and carries prize money of £25.
Other trophy aggregate competitions are:
- The Albert Rhodes Trophy – presented to the angler with the highest points from the river matches.
- The Steve Brown Memorial Cup – presented to the angler with the highest points from two matches on the Top Pool, two matches on Patshull Park and two matches on the river.
- The J Aveley Trophy – presented to the angler with the highest points from the S Williams Cup, D Hartshorne Cup, W Jones Cup and the G Bullock Cup.
- J Webb Cup – Heaviest Barbel
- G Chetwood Cup – Heaviest Chub
- N Stewart Cup – Fish nearest to the British Record excluding Ruff, Bleak, Gudgeon and Trout.
Heaviest Weight Trophy:
The Clark & Hall Cup is awarded to the angler with the heaviest weight in any one match.