Eastern Region Shield 2021 Cancelled - 15th Aug 2021 by email Dear Captains After 3 attem...
As per our initial invitation back in February, I have secured the Bargate Drain Boston f...
96 anglers took part in yesterdays 50th running of the Eastern Region Shield, runing sinc...
Eastern Region Shield 2021 Cancelled - 15th Aug 2021 by email
After 3 attempts to secure team entries for this year’s event, we have only managed to secure 3 teams. I was expecting a surge in angler numbers after last year, but it seems angling and patricianly match is struggling. Yes, the match calendar is busy as it has been for several years, but we have always found a way of supporting this historic regional competition. Sadly, it seems no more. So, we have decided to cancel this year’s event.
The host club Boston and District have spent many hours on clearly some 60 new pegs on this once famous match venue, as well as addition weed cutting by the EA and the placement of additional weed booms. We have requested they halt their efforts from today.
We had scheduled the event as normal in the 2nd weekend of Sept, but this year the Div 2 national was moved to the same weekend, in which over 400 team anglers take part. So this could be the main reason. We couldn’t move it forward as it clashed with the Div 1 national and moving it back clashed with the start of the winter leagues. So I really have to ask, is their room for this competition any more.
Kelvin & Andy
Andy Jackson Mob 07747 412658 Email .email@example.com
Kelvin Allen Mob 07850 709769 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
As per our initial invitation back in February, I have secured the Bargate Drain Boston for the competition to take place on Sunday 12th Sept 2021.
The river needs effort to clear the weed by the respective club this year, so I want to ensure we have a respective number of teams entered. Venue details are available via https://www.bostonanglingassociation.co.uk/venues/bargate
I agreed with Andy Jackson that he will lead this year’s event, as I will be in Holland fishing hopefully on a 3rd rescheduled fishing trip.
We have now secured Boston Town Football Club, Tattershall Road, Boston PE21 9LRas a headquarters. Tea, Coffee and food will be available both in the morning and the afternoon also in the afternoon a bar will be open.
We have quite a bit of interest from local teams, but are mindful this is planned the day after the div 2 national in Shropshire, but the match calendar is really squeezed and we have little choice before the start of the winter league.
We would like all teams entered and fully paid by the 1st Sep, this is 12 days prior to the event. Team of 6 entry is £150 with an ioptional super pool of £5 per person.
This year Andy Jackson will be the main point of contact
The team entrty form is available below.
Angling Trust Eastern Region Freshwater Forum.
96 anglers took part in yesterdays 50th running of the Eastern Region Shield, runing since it was first formed by the then NFA in 1969.
With only one blank acoss the 96 pegs, it was team fishing at it's very best, individual winner on the day from a peg at Neeps Bridge was Arnie Palmer with 9.4kg pole caught skimmers, followed by Rob Dzialak in 2nd place at Peters Bridge with 9kg.
Making it a triple success for Team Image was their 3 successive year in wining this annual team competition.
Their Matrix Image Red team achieved 73 points and a total weight of 19.45 kg with the team consisting of
For a full set of results and section shees click on the links belows to download..
Angling Trust Eastern Region Freshwater Forum.
Eastern Region Shield 2019
I have secured the Middle Level Main Drain for this year’s competition to be held on Sunday the 8th Sept. It will use the Adrian Flux Arena (KL Speedway Clubhouse) as its headquarters, where breakfast will be served from 07:15 and returning to announce the winners and a couple of beers. There is plenty of parking at the stadium and it’s around 3 miles away from the furthest section, so the competition will run from 10:30 – 15:30.
We have with Ray Malle’s help put together the sections which will be between St Mary’s and Magdalen Bridges, in 20 peg sections. Parking will be available behind each peg on the bank.
The competition will follow an open match on the previous Sunday which Ray Malle is running, details are attached.
I look forward to your early registration, as I hope to have a full house of now 20 teams. So please let me know, if you intend to enter as early as possible.
The entry form and additional information and maps are available to download below
Chairman AT Eastern Region.
Please reserve the 8th Sep 2019 in your match diary, for the 2019 team event planned to be held on the Middle Level main drain in the heart of fenland.
This is our 50th anniversary in running this event which was first held in 1969.
Ray Malle and KLAA will be hosting the event, with more information on sections to follow.
72 anglers from 12 teams across the region fished yesterdays event, which was held on the Bedford Ouse.
A Section Wittlington
B Section Wittlington
C Section Witlington
D Section Kempston
E Section Kempston
F Section Oakley
The winning wieght came from E Section at Kempston with local angler Alex Graham from Vauxhall AC catching 11.2kg of whip caught Dace.
Overall team winners were Maxtrix Image winning for the 2nd year in a row.
Kind Regards Kelvin
Eastern Region Shield 2018
As announced last year, I have secured the River Ouse in and around Bedford for this year’s competition to be held on Sunday the 16th Sept. It will use the Danish Camp at Willington as its headquarters, where breakfast will be served from 07:15 and returning to announce the winners and a couple of beers. There is plenty of parking at the Danish Camp and it’s around 4.5 miles away from the furthest section at Oakley, so the competition will run from 10:30 – 15:30.
I have with Graham Palmer and Steve Drakulic’s help put together the sections which will start at Willingham, Kempston, Billingham and Oakley, in 20 peg sections.
I have quite a bit of interest from local teams, in what will be a stick float tactics, at first for the ERS.
The competition will follow on two weeks after the hospital cup, another long standing and famous match. Steve and James Drakulic are however running a summer series of matches which are open for all to attend. Details are attached.
I look forward to your early registration, as I hope to have a full house of 20 teams. So please let me know, if you intend to enter as early as possible.
Forms and more information below to download.
Chairman AT Eastern Region.
Please reserve the 16th Sep 2018 in your match diary, for the 2018 team event planned to be held on the Bedford Ouse.
More details to follow once sections are confirmed.
102 anglers from 17 teams across the region fished todays hard event, which was split across Ferry Meadows and the River Nene at Orton.
A Section Monument Bank
B Section Monument Bank
C Section Roman Bank (Only 1 fish weighed in!)
D Section Nene Orton Upstream
E Section Nene Orton Upstream
F Section Nene Orton Downstream
Please note updated 19th Sep 09:55, Peg B11 Lloyd Mahoney informed me that he didn't weigh but the board had him down as 50g. This removes 6 points from Colemans Cottage Tackle & Bait. It doesn't impact on any pools.
I have amended the records to reflect this below.
Winning team Matrix Image.
This year we have split the competition between Ferry Meadows and the Nene at Orton In Peterborough.
Please place Sunday 17th Sept 2017 in your match diary and I look forward to receiving your entry.
The entry form is now available here
More information on the venues and how the match will be split will follow, but within each 6 man team, you will name 3 anglers on each venue prior to the draw as shown on the entry. With 3 sections placed on each venue.
A map and directions will be shown below, once the details are confirmed with PDAA.
66 Anglers turned out on an overcast day on the Middle Level Drain at Wiggenhall St Germans near King's Lynn for the 2016 Eastern Region Shield Competition.
Winner on the day was Andy Spencer fishing for Sensas Mark One Red with an indivigual wieght of 8.3 kg.
Overall Andy helped Sensas Mark One Red win with a points score of 46 and a winning weight of 24.380 kg, over 2nd placed Sensas Mark One Black with 44 points and a weight of 14.250 kg third went to Sensas Mark One White with 42 points and 14.595 kg.
Winners pictured below: Barry Stacey, Mike Kirby, Chris Lynn, Andy Spencer, Jack Damant and Dave Williams
For a full set of results see below.
This year we have booked the match length on the Middle Level Drain at St Germans near King's Lynn.
Please place Sunday 18th Sept 2016 in your match diary and I look forward to hearing from you later in the year.
The entry form is now available here
For more information on the venue and it's 96 permanent pegs please take a look at http://www.klaa.co.uk/middle-level-north
Anglers wishing to practice can enter an Open match being run by KLAA on the 11th Sep. For details contact Ian Hoddy on 07825162206
11 Teams paid and registered
Maver Milton Keynes
Preston Innovations Black Horse White
Preston Innovations Black Horse Black
Upstream Match Group
Sensas Mark One Red, Black, Blue, White
A map and directions are shown below.
87 Anglers turned out on a sunny River Yare at Langley near Norwich for the 2015 Eastern Region Shield Competition.
Winner on the day was John Weeden from London fishing for Team Image with an indivigual wieght of 12.430 kg.
Overall John helped Team Image win with a points score of 69 and a winning weight of 32.060 kg, over 2nd placed Browning Hotrods with 69 points and a weight of 31.610 kg in a tight finish.
For a full set of results see the attached download sheet below.
Many thanks must go to Andy Sutter for looking after such a great Broads venue.
This year we have booked the match length on the river Yare around the Beauchamp Arms.
Please place Sunday 20th Sept 2015 in your match diary and I look forward to hearing from you by the 6th Sep. The entrty form is now availble to download here. I currently have 16 teams registered (7th Sep) that's 96 anglers,
Anglers wishing to practise or enter the Yare opens can book via the via site www.riveryare.co.uk or by calling Andy Sutter on 07990572729
For more information on the venue and it's 120 permanent pegs please take a look at http://www.riveryare.co.uk/the-river-yare/
The pegging and access for the competition is laid out below. The tidal conditions on the 20th are for a 1.78m high tide at 17:00, so you will be fishing the flood on a relatively small neap tide requiring 1-1/2 - 2oz feeders.
PARKING AT THE WHITE HORSE CHEDGRAVE
Obviously being a situated in a small village the White Horse has limited parking, please do not park on sharp bend the Loddon side of the pub, this causes an obstruction to larger vehicles trying to negotiate the corner and also reduces visibility to vehicles and pedestrians
Please do not park on the Triangle area on the junction opposite the pub, this is reserved for residents only.
WHERE YOU CAN PARK
Please try to get as many cars inside the pub car park as possible by parking sensibly.
If the car park is full you can park in a fishtail fashion on the ramp in the retail area opposite the pub.
Make use of the car park adjacent to the Marina about 150 yards into Loddon opposite the Premier Store, this has free parking for the first two hours but you must obtain a ticket from the machine.
If none of the above three options are available then park on the pub side of Norwich Road towards the A146 making sure that you don’t obstruct the bus stop.
There is no need to turn round when going to the bank drive towards the A146 for approximately 300 yards, turn right and follow road to the end and it will bring you back out onto Langley Road where you turn left.
The pub will be serving breakfasts from 07:00
I appreciate that once you have drawn you want to get to the bank as soon as possible, however consideration to the local community is just as important.
Thanking you in anticipation of your cooperation
- This is a powerful tidal river and wading or entering the water is not advised.
- Most pegs now have platforms, please enter and exit the platforms from the rear edge, there may be hidden holes either side.
- There are open excavations and dykes in some areas, do not drive or park within one metre of the edge of these excavations.
- At high tide some platforms will be partly submerged.
- Some areas for parking can get muddy be careful do not drive past “NO VEHICLES PAST THIS POINT” signs
- Please park sensibly, do not block access points to fields etc.
Andy Wilson Sutter & Kelvin Allen
DIRECTIONS TO PEGS
All Pegs To get to the bank from the White Horse turn right out of the car park then turn immediately left towards Langley, follow the road for about 2.2 miles until you come to a war memorial in the middle of the road, turn left at the war memorial.
Pegs 19-60 after the war memorial continue for about 1.1 miles until you come to the Beauchamp Arms access road on the right, (sign posted Eastern Region pegs 19-60) drive to the bottom of the track, just before the main gate to the Beauchamp Arms turn right into a field (signed Eastern Region Parking) park sensibly, walk back through the entrance, through the Beauchamp Arms car park onto the left bank. Peg 60 is the first peg immediately through the gate
Pegs 61-92 after the war memorial continue for about 0.7 miles until you come to a sharp left handed bend, turn right onto the track (sign posted “EASTERN REGION PEGS 61-116”) Take great care when turning right on the blind bend. Drive down to the bottom of the track Please keep to the speed limit of 10 mph. and park in the car park at the bottom, overflow parking is through the gate to the left and right of the car park, walk up the ramp and pegs 61-82 are through the gate to the left and pegs 83 – 92 are through the gate to the right
Pegs 93 - 116. after the war memorial continue for about 0.7 miles until you come to a sharp left handed bend, turn right onto the track (sign posted “EASTERN REGION PEGS 61-116”) Take great care when turning right on the blind bend. Drive nearly to the bottom of the track Please keep to the speed limit of 10 mph. just before the main car park turn right through the gate and drive along the edge of the field through the next gate, then turn immediately left over the bridge and park in the car park behind the flood bank, walk up the ramp and pegs 93-99 are to the left of the ramp and pegs 100 – 116 are to the right of the ramp.
Pegs 120 – 149 after the war memorial continue for about 0.3 miles until you come to Monks Loke on the right. (sign posted “EASTERN REGION PEGS 120-149”)Turn right and drive down to the bottom of the track Please keep to the speed limit of 10 mph. drive to the left of the pump house through the gate and park behind the flood bank. Pegs 120 – 134 are to the left of the pump dyke and 136 – 149 are to the right of the pump dyke.