Veterans & Masters National Championship

Makins Fishery, Nuneaton

Wednesday 27th July 2022


The Veterans & Masters National Championship is open to male & female anglers who have individual membership of the Angling Trust. To compete in the Veterans category anglers must be 66 years old or above on the day of the Championship and those wishing to enter the Masters category must be aged 55-65 years on the day of the Championship.

Entry fee: £20.00 (plus optional pools available)
Headquarters: Makins Fishery, Bazzard Road, Nuneaton, CV11 6QJ.
Lakes reserved are: TBC
Draw: TBC
Fishing: 11:00am – 4:00pm (Duration of 5 hours)
Closure of waters for practice: TBC. Important notice: Anglers must check with Fishery directly as depends on the matches they are hosting.
EA Rod Licence: Competitors must be in possession of a valid Environment Agency Rod Licence. Failure to possess a rod licence will result in disqualification from the event.
Rules / Bait bans: Fishery & Angling Trust rules apply.

Veterans & Masters National 2021 Report

Angling Trust Veterans & Masters National Championships 2021

Drennan Lindholme Lakes

Wednesday 21st July 2021

Masters 41 fished

Veterans 67 fished


This was the inaugural Masters National after being postponed from last year.  This new category is open to 55yr to 65yr olds pulled only a modest turnout of 41 anglers but hopefully will gain a bit more momentum next year.  Fished over 2 lakes, Bennys and Loco saw Bennys bounce back into fantastic form taking all but one of the top 13 weights.  Fishing at Bennys 4, Chris Kendall smashed the opposition with a tremendous 92.450Kg haul of F1’s and saw Chris crowned as the very first winner of the Angling Trusts Masters National Championship trophy.  Kevin Feast had a feast at Bennys 37 where he netted 76.800Kg, a weight normally good enough to win but only claimed the runner up spot today and Joseph Winning finished 3rd with 66.175Kg from Bennys 12.  A respectable 58.300Kg was the best weight from Loco for Philip Turner from Loco 27 but was only good enough for 7th place.


1st          Chris Kendall                 92.450Kg

2nd         Kevin Feast                     76.800Kg

3rd         Joseph Winning            66.175Kg

4th         Michael Moore             64.150Kg

5th         Paul Hart                         59.675Kg

6th         John Marshall                58.450Kg

This revised category of competition is now open to the over 66yr olds after the introduction of the new Masters National.  A reasonable turnout of 67 anglers fished over 3 lakes, Bonsai, Laurel and Willow and all 3 lakes featured in the top six.  Reg Fearn was crowned Veterans National Champion 2021 after netting 49.925Kg of carp & F1’s from peg 64 on Bonsai.  A very close battle then ensued between 2 England Internationals with Tom Pickering just edging out Danny Sixsmith by 25gms to take the silver medal.  Tom weighed 36.875Kg from Willow peg 48 and on Willow peg 14 Danny weighed in 36.850Kg for the bronze medal.


1st          Reg Fearn                        49.925Kg

2nd         Tom Pickering                38.875Kg

3rd         Danny Sixsmith             38.850Kg

4th         Roger Marlow               36.425Kg

5th         John Jones                      34.450Kg

6th         Tony Watling                 29.525Kg

The day also saw a heart-warming and unprecedented occurrence in 85 year old Ken Woods fishing in the Veterans category with his 3 sons Shane, Stephen & Tony who were now eligible to fish in the Masters match. Here they are pictured after the match.


The Angling Trust would like to thank Aaron Grantham and his team at Lindholme for a great day.


Next year’s Veterans & Masters National will take place at Makins Fishery on Wednesday 20th July 2022.

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