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Sandra Scotthorne 2017 Ladies winner

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Anne Whittall

National Championships “I’ve fished all my life, mostly sea, but since I moved to Stafford I realised that coarse fishing was the way forward for me. I would like thank Angling Trust, as not only have I became a member but I can now take part in more National Championships and competitions”. Anne Whittall

Ladies National Championship

Angling Trust Ladies' National Championship 

Ladies National picture 2019

(Abbi Kendall 2019 Ladies Champion)

Angling Trust Ladies' National Championship

Saturday 18th July 2020

Gold Valley Lakes

OPEN FOR ENTRIES from 10:30am on Tuesday 4th February 2020 here ( on the AT Online Events booking site.

Pegs are limited and are served on a first come first served basis.

The Ladies National Championship is open to individual members of the Angling Trust over the age of 14 on the day of the event. You can join here

The competition has both an individual and a team category. The event will be scored by overall weight and the winner of the individual event will become the Ladies Individual National Champion 2020.

To compete in the team event participants must also be competing as an individual. The entry form is available on the final page of the match booklet which is available on the booking site

You must print a copy of your e-ticket and take it with you to the event and present it to the organiser upon registration.

Closing date for entries: Friday 3rd July 2020 at 3:00pm.

Headquarters: Gold Valley Lakes, Gold Lane, Government Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2PT.

Draw: 08:30am

Fishing: 11:00am - 4:00pm (Duration 5 hours).

Closure of waters for practice: from Friday 17th July 5pm. Please check with the Fishery for their open matches, could be subject to change.

Licences: All competitors must be in possession of a current Environment Agency Rod Licence. Any competitor reported by the Environment Agency to the resulting team on the day of the match will be disqualified.

Keepnet: Minimum length of 2 metres

Rules / Bait bans: Check Fishery & Angling Trust rules.

Refreshments: Available on site

Eligible fish: All fish caught are eligible for weighing with the exception of Game Fish, Pike, Zander and Crustaceans.

Procedures: Before going to the Draw all team Captains/Managers must report to the Team Registration Desk where they will record their teams attendance and any changes to the previously nominated team.

All weighing in, and recording will be carried out by Senior Stewards who will be supplied by the organising club. Therefore no teams will need to provide stewards.

A look back at 2019.

Abbi Smashes Ladies National record!

An impressive 54 anglers braved some horrendous conditions at Heronbrook, as it rained heavily all day long for this year’s Ladies National Championship match. The Ladies National winning weight was beaten by several anglers as the F1s went on a feeding spree in the rain. 

England International, Abbi Kendall was crowned Ladies National Champion 2019 after annihilating the opposition with a staggering weight of 86.800Kg from Meadow Lake peg 27, fishing caster shallow at 14.5m, saw Abbi catch F1s all day to set the new match record. This years’ Ladies National Champion qualifies directly for the main Fish’O’Mania Final and this will see Abbi competing for her second year running.

Ladies National press release picture 2019

Runner up this year was Shannon Swallow who had an equally productive day on Canal peg 34, also fishing caster shallow saw Shannon put 77.275Kg of F1s into her net. Paige Wardle on Meadow peg 37 also wasn’t too far behind with 71.275Kg of F1s. 

On the team front, it was the very strong Lillys Ladies made up of Samantha Sim, Emma Pickering, Abbi Kendall and Katie Crooks that took the title with a combined weight of 214.400Kg ahead of the Dobbing Divas with 165.850Kg. 

Shannon Swallow was also presented with the Claire Dagnell Trophy for the best under 21 and the Best up & coming Angler Award. Best carp award went to Marian Begley with a carp of 4.250Kg. 

The Angling Trust would like to thank Neil Dale and his team at Heronbrook for helping to make it a great day. Next year’s match is being hosted by Gold Valley on Saturday 18th July 2020.

Ladies National picture 3 2019

Individual Result; 

1st Abbi Kendall 86.800Kg 

2nd Shannon Swallow 77.275Kg

3rd Paige Wardle 71.275Kg

4th Emma Harrison 52.250Kg

5th Samantha Sim 50.825Kg 

6th Brooke Hodgkiss 50.250Kg 

Team Result;

1st Lillys Ladies 214.400Kg

2nd Dobbing Divas 165.850Kg 

3rd Starlets 119.300Kg 

4th Warrington Gold 118.700Kg 

5th Docklow Danglers 105.675Kg

6th Lindholme Ladies 99.160Kg

Please click here for the Ladies National 2019 results.

Please click here for the Ladies 2018 results.
Sam Sim 1st place individual Ladies National 2018

(Sam Sim 2018 Ladies Champion)

Angling Trust Ladies' National Championship

 Packington Somers Fisheries, Coventry

Saturday 15th July 2017

Sandra Scotthorne 2017 Ladies winner

(2017 Ladies National Champion - Sandra Scotthorne)

Super Sandra Scotthorne wins Ladies National for the second time

The Angling Trust Ladies National Championship saw 43 anglers battle it out on Gearys and Little Gearys on a muggy overcast day at Packington Somers.

The England International Ladies were very strong on the day and filled the top six places. Taking the Championship title for a second time was Sandra Scotthorne who drew on peg 21 of Little Gearys and caught 39.350kg of F1’s and carp on pole.

Top 3 individuals 2017 Ladies

(Top 3 individuals)

(From left to right; 2nd place Emma Pickering, winner Sandra Scotthorne & 3rd Julie Abbott)

Runner up Emma Pickering sat just two pegs away at peg 25 and caught 34.750kg on method feeder and pole.

Third place went to Julie Abbott also on Little Gearys at peg 11 with 24.450kg.

Julie Abbott 2017

(Julie Abbott - 3rd place individual)

The team competition was won for the third year running by the Starlets Team (Julie Abbott, Helen Dagnall, Sophie Hill and Sandra Scotthorne) with a total weight of 88.350kg just ahead of Burt Danglers (Abbi Kendal, Amy Marcroft, Emma Pickering and Samantha Sim) with 84.325kg.

Starlets winning team 2017

(Starlets - winning team)

The Claire Dagnall Memorial Trophy for the best U21’s weight was won by Sarah Taylor with 19.075kg.

The Fish O’Mania Ladies Final next year will see virtually all the England International team qualifying.

Sarah Taylor 2017

(Sarah Taylor - Claire Dagnall Memorial Trophy Top U21 on the day)

The Angling Trust would like to thank John Burchall and his team at Packington Somers for a great day.

Top 6 Individual results:

1st Sandra Scotthorne, Doncaster, 39.350kg

2nd Emma Pickering, Doncaster, 34.750kg

3rd Julie Abbott, Newark, 24.450kg

4th Samantha Sim, Worthing, 21.900kg

5th Kayleigh Smith, Leeds, 19.425kg

6th Abbi Kendall, Wisbech, 19.100kg


Top 6 Team results:

1st Starlets, 88.350kg

2nd Burt Danglers, 84.325kg

3rd Lindholme Ladies, 60.775kg

4th Billy No Mates, 41.900kg

5th Warrington Gold, 38.000kg

6th SMS Ladies, 34.550kg



A Look Back at 2016

Match Report

Woodlands View Fishery, Droitwich

Saturday 4th June 2016

Kayleigh Smith 2016 ladies champion

Kayleigh Smith wins the Ladies National Championship title

The Angling Trust Ladies National Championship was contested by 43 anglers fishing Front and Back Deans lakes at Woodlands View Fishery near Worcester on Saturday 4th June 2016. The fishing proved difficult on a hot, bright windless day, and most of the better weights came from the Back Deans section.

For the winner Kayleigh Smith (Matrix, Bag em baits) this proved a very poignant occasion.  Last year Kayleigh’s mum tragically died whilst this match was being fished at Lakeview.  So Kayleigh was determined to try and win the event in her mums memory. Happy she achieved her dream although it was a very close result and her joy was shared by lots of the competitors, including all her international team colleagues.

Kayleigh, who was a previous winner of this event fished peg 48 on Back Deans where she fished banded pellet at 13 metres along the margin to record a fine weight of 35.650 kg. The majority of her catch comprised of carp to a weight of 4 kg plus a few skimmers.

Wendy Locker 2016

Wendy Locker

In second place just a few grams in arrears fishing Back Deans peg 34 was Wendy Locker (Tackle Locker/Drennan) with a weight of 35.000 kg. Wendy also caught the majority of her fish on 6 mm banded pellets at 13 metres down the edge plus a few fish on meat fished short.

Sophie Hill 2016

Sophie Hill

Third place went to Sophie Hill (Garbolino) fishing Back Deans peg 36 who had a nice net of carp fishing hard pellets at depth both short and long with a few fish on maggots in the margin late in the match to weigh 27.350kg.

Starlets winning team 2016


Top Ten Individual Results
1) Peg 48 Back Deans - Kayleigh Smith 35.650 kg
2) Peg 34 Back Deans - Wendy Locker 35.00kg
3) Peg 36 Back Deans - Sophie Hill 27.350kg
4) Peg 8 Front Deans  -Deana Wood  20.950kg
5) Peg 63 Back Deans - Helen Dagnall 17.800kg
6) Peg 3 Front Deans  - Heather Dewey 17.750kg
7) Peg 33 Front Deans - Sue Arkell 17.650kg
8) Peg 40 Back Deans- Sandra Scotthorne 16.660kg
9) Peg 6 Front Deans  - Pam Mason 14.600kg
10) Peg 54 Back Deans - Zoe Buckley 14.400kg

Sarah Taylor 2016

Sarah Taylor

Section Winners

Peg 8 Front Deans - Deana Wood 20.950kg
Peg 33 Front Deans -Sue Arkell 17.650kg
Peg 48 Back Deans - Kayleigh Smith 35.650kg
Peg 63 Back Deans - Helen Dagnall  17.800kg

Claire Dagnall memorial trophy 2016

Amy Marcroft - Claire Dagnall Memorial trophy

Teams of 4 Final results

1) Starlets 71.500kg
2) Lindholme Lakes 61.950kg
3) Warrington Team Gold 56.550kg
4) Sonubaits Passies Pink 45.000kg
5) 4 Amigos 39.100kg
6) Billy No Mates 37.850kg
7) Marukyu Maidens 24.150kg

Kayleigh Smith winner 2016

Kayleigh Smith

Winner of the Claire Dagnall Trophy donated in memory of Claire Dagnall and awarded to the highest placed under 21 angler Amy Marcroft on Back Deans 60 with a weight of 14.400 kg.  The trophy for Young Up and Coming Angler on the day was awarded to Sarah Taylor from the Wirral with 10.300 kg.

Please click here for Ladies National Championship results 2016

A look back at 2015

This year saw 48 competitors in the Angling Trust Ladies National Championship at Lakeview Fishery, Melton Mowbray held on Saturday 13th June. 

The weather conditions for this event were not ideal with a sudden drop in temperature from 26 degrees on the Friday to 11 degrees on the day of the National Championship with heavy overnight rain and fish who had tried to spawn during the week, and then suddenly stopped due to the changes. Almost all of the competitors stuck it out until the end despite the challenging circumstances.

Weights were not expected to be high following practice during the week and returns from the open matches, which made for a level playing field for all the competitors.  The lakes used for this event were River, Stream and Canal with a draw on Canal lake most wanted as this was the lake where the Individual winner was expected to come from and so it turned out to be.

Ladies National top 3 2015 

(Photo – left to right;  Gemma Matthews, Lisa Ford and Emma Drysdale)

The winner and crowned Ladies Individual Champion 2015 was Lisa Ford from Huddersfield with a winning weight of 20.700 kg from Canal peg 12.  Fishing long pole to the island and down the edge using dead reds and groundbait she caught a mix of F1’s, mirrors and common carp to 2 kgs.

Runner up from the next peg, Canal peg 11, was Gemma Mathews from Wiltshire with a weight of 16.900 kg fishing similar tactics.   In third place from Canal peg 6 was Emma Drysdale from Somerset, fishing for Warrington AA Gold, with a weight of 16.22 kg.

Top 6 individuals

1st Lisa Ford – Canal 12 – 20.700 kg

2nd Gemma Matthews – Canal 11 – 16.900 kg

3rd Emma Drysdale – cAnal 6 – 16.220 kg

4th Sandra Scotthorne – Canal 5 – 13.400 kg

5th Alison Jones – River 1 – 12.340 kg

6th Charlotte Gore – River 20 – 12.220 kg

On the team front, there were five teams of four entered which turned out to be a closely fought contest, with the eventual winners being Starlets with a winning total weight of 35.560 kg

Starlets 2015

                                                   (Winning Team - Starlets)

The Starlets team was comprised of;

  • Sophie Hill – Stream 12 – 7.360 kg
  • Sandra Scotthorne – Canal 5 – 13.400 kg
  • Julie Abbott – Canal 29 – 3.100 kg
  • Helen Dagnall – Canal 30 – 11.700 kg

Close behind Starlets in second place were Warrington AA Gold with a total weight of 34.220 kg

The Warrington AA Gold team was comprised of;

  • Patricia Geary – Stream 4 – 4.600 kg
  • Wendy Locker – Stream 11 – 2.680 kg
  • Emma Drysdale – Canal 6 – 16.220 kg
  • Linda Cooke – Canal 15 – 10.720 kg

Winner of the Claire Dagnall Trophy, donated in memory of Claire Dagnall and awarded to the highest placed under 21 angler, was fourteen year old Sarah Taylor from the Wirral with a weight of 8.430 kg.

Claire Dagnall Memorial Trophy winner 2015

(Sarah Taylor - presented with the Claire Dagnall Memorial Trophy)

The Angling Trust would like to thank Lakeview Fishery for all their help and support in making this a great event, and for also providing the bouquets of flowers for the top 3 ladies.

For the Full set of results click here





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