Celebrating Fifty with Silver Festival Win

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Competitors in Stafford Moors March Silvers festival 2020 had to endure some atrocious wetware conditions but had some cracking weights despite the inclement conditions.


The worthy winner with just 4 points and a total weight of 114lb 4oz was the legend Des Shipp (Preston innovations ) who also celebrated his 50th Birthday!

In second place with also just 4 points and a total weight of 102lb 9oz was Des’s nephew Ryan Shipp.

In third place was just 5 points and a total weight of 95lb 14oz was Mark Goddard.

The latest winter catches from Stafford Moor

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(Below) Liam Brookes  fished on the inlet swim on Beatties lake and had 3 fish out . All fish were caught on Sticky Baits Manilla sizes 12mm, 16 & 20 all soaked in Manilla liquid Liam used a max of 20/30 Baits which he scattered over the top with a throwing stick.

(Below) Neil Harvey and his friend Simon Allsop  fished  the Dam wall on Lodge lake and banked three carp., Simon had a 28lb 8oz mirror , Neil had 2 fish out up to 27lb 8oz a new pb for Neil  caught on cell glugged in cell hookbait dip also added a few sticky baits Manilla boilies & crushed cell , Korda almond goo.

(Below)Lee Roper fished up on lodge lake and had 2 fish out up to 30lb on the nose ! Lee caught on banoffee flavoured boilies from Outlaw Pro Baits.

(Below) Andrew Van Koutrik and his friend Darren  had one fish out each from lodge lake in a Day session Andrews fish was a 25lb 15oz and Darrens was a 21lb 10oz caught on Sticky’s baits Manilla boilies.

(Below) Kevin Waldron  had five fish out from the inlet swim on Beatties lake all caught on DNA secret 7 plum flavoured boilies.

Stafford Carp – Winter Catches

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(Below)Kevin Waldron banked five carp from the inlet swim on Beatties lake all caught on DNA secret 7 plum flavoured boilies a fabulous winter result.

(Below)) Nicholas Billett caught two carp 2  including this 30lb 2oz beauty from swim 14 up on lodge lake plus a 25lb 14oz. Both fish were caught on Responsive baits CSL soaked in responsive CSL liquid.

(Below)Liam Brookes and his friend Josh caught 5 fish out up to 25lb 5oz from the beach swim on Beatties lake using Sticky baits Manilla boilies heavily glutted in Manilla glug scattered with a throwing stick and used 2/3kg in 48 hours , fishing 17 wraps out.

Carp from stormy waters

Alan Clarke fished from the Dam Wall on Lodge to tempt this beauty weighing in at 27lb 12oz caught using DT baits blend white pop up.

(Below)  Mike Hardy caught pleasing brace from swim 14 on lodge lake caught on Nash coconut cream boilies.

(Below) Oliver Kind  had 2 fish out from the Dam Wall on lodge lake up to 27lb caught on Pineapple & almond goo over Sticky Baits krill pop ups.

( Below) Tom Downing popped out to Stafford Moor on  with Antony Grigorjevs to shoot a where to fish feature to go in the March edition of Improve Your Coarse Fishing. Was a good day even though storm Ciara tried putting a halt on things!

Stafford Moor Winter carp

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(Below)Corey Troy Harris and friend Jamie fished up on lodge lake on the Dam wall and had banked 4 fish  up to 25lb 8oz all caught on Sticky baits Manilla boilies.

(Below) Harry Burston and friend Aaron Merry banked 4 fish out from the dam wall up on lodge lake . Aaron now has a new pb of 29lb all caught on Sticky baits Manilla boilies.

Stafford Moor – Winter Carp Catches

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Dean Guppy banked four carp to 24lb from Beatties lake up to 24lb all caught on Sticky baits krill boilies.

(Below) Chris Blythe who had 4 fish out from Beatties lake all caught on J H baits , B4 bottom Baits.

(Below) Matt Saint caught a new  personal best of 27lb 3oz from swim 14 on lodge lake  caught on CC Moore live system boilies.

Stafford Moor Open Match

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The latest Open Match on Tanners & Woodpecker lakes saw some good weights despite the time of year.

Chris Davis had 122lb 5oz from Woodpecker to win the match convincingly.

In second place was Ryan Shipp who bagged himself 113lb 6oz from  Tanners Lake

In third place was James Cooper bagged 73lb 9oz from  on Woodpecker Lake