About Midlands Fishing Matches & Results
Welcome to Midlands Fishing Matches (M.F.M). Over the years, angling in the Midlands has grown significantly consisting of some of the most premiered fisheries in England.
Like most anglers I started off at an early age mainly on the canals with my father. Through the years my passion for fishing has never diminished, infact I've probably become more enthusiastic about it as I get older. Match fishing for me started years ago after leaving the forces, with clubs and the odd open match at different venues.
Moving forward to 2017 I started fishing matches more and more at Lavender Hall Fishery in Berkswell Warwickshire, where I began to assist the Lawrie family in organising fishing matches at their fishery. These have become a great success for the fishery and gave myself a sense of achievement.
After that match I did some thinking and research and on the 24th December 2018 M.F.M (Midlands Fishing Matches) was put into action.
Moving forward through the years to 2020 I was successful in winning the Barston Master Qualifier and final which was a great achievement considering the quality of the anglers fishing these matches.
In 2021 I won my own Midlands Fishing Matches Championships, which overwhelmed me with pride. It isn't very often you organise matches and win the overall final. The same year I won the Charity match I organised at Barston Lakes.
In addition to those organised matches at Lavender Hall Fishery, I decided to organise charity matches in aid of the Alzheimers Society, due to my father being diagnosed with the disease, as he is a keen angler and I want to try and do something to help. Fish For Charity was born in 2016 with the first events being run at Lavender Hall, it was so well received that in 2018 I organised a charity event at the mighty Barston Lakes Fishery in Solihull as well as Lavender Hall Fishery. Within a week of advertising the event all 80 tickets had sold out. So now both charity events at Lavender Hall Fishery and Barston lakes will run every year.
In November 2018 I was asked if I would set up an open match at Barston Lakes, which I did. The feedback from the match was so good that I then organised another open match for the 23rd December 2018. 35 anglers attended, which was a great result as it was so close to Christmas day and again the feedback was all positive.
Under the banner of the Midlands Fishing Matches Facebook Page and the production of this website our great Midlands Fisheries can be advertised displaying match results, fishery information, photos etc and on top of that I have started arranging fishing matches under the same banner for 2019 and beyond.
Now in 2023, I am not only organising and running the Midlands Fishing Matches Championships, but also the organising and running of the Barston Masters which is highly recognised in the match angling world.