Canterbury & District Angling Association

Office closing hours: Wed 15th/Thu 16th - 9:30-12:30
Fri 17th - Closed

Reminder - Under 12s are allowed one rod only

Due to oxygen levels, the trout pool is closed until further notice.

--MANDATORY NOTE TO ALL ANGLERS--
Due to a local outbreak of K.H.V. no keepnets to be used on any waters. Dip nets are in place on all stillwaters. Nets, mats and slings MUST be dipped (FULLY immersed) for a minimum of 15 minutes.

Stonar Charity Shield

Twenty four pairs fished this year’s Stonar Charity Shield held at the Association’s Stonar Lake in Sandwich. The competition is open to members and non members of the CDAA and the Shield is awarded for the largest fish caught over the weekend.

This year’s winners were Skip Knight and partner Noddy with a fine 26lb mirror carp beating D. Smissen and his partner with a 23lb 14oz mirror carp for second place. Darren Offen and his partner were narrowly beaten into third spot with another big mirror of 23lb 12oz, just two ounces behind.

The superb weather lasted all weekend with the competition held from 6pm on Friday to 10am on Sunday. Top junior was Henry Weir with three carp, his heaviest weighing 10lb 8oz.

A total of just over £4,000 was raised for the Pilgrims Hospice after another successful Charity Shield competition.

Goldsmith Cup

Only three competitors took part in this year’s Goldsmith Cup for junior anglers fished at Trenley Lake in sweltering conditions.

Following her win in last year’s match with 20lb 15oz Hanna Boden landed 7lb 11oz this year for another Goldsmith Cup spectacular win despite the challenging conditions.

As well as the very hot and sunny weather attendance was probably down because of the World Cup Final later that afternoon. At the 1pm whistle Adam had hooked 4lb 5oz and James 5oz for second and third places.

Baldwin Cup

The first of this season’s competitions was held at Fordwich and Stour lakes for the Baldwin Cup.

The winner was Stuart White with a fine 21lb 12oz carp narrowly beating Gavin Stewart who landed a carp and a tench for a total of 21lb 3oz and second place.

Carp and tench are the only fish allowed to be weighed in during the 12 hour overnight match and a single carp of 12lb 13oz was more than good enough to earn Ady Minter third spot ahead of Ben Johnson in fourth with an 11lb 14oz mirror carp.

All the winning weights were landed by anglers on Fordwich Lake including Association junior Phoenix Minter who carefully netted a 4lb 5oz tench during the last five minutes of the competition to clinch the top junior place.

Thirty three anglers fished including four juniors and those drawing pegs on Stour Lake noted the fishing was particularly difficult with the fish in isolated areas of the lake.