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Match Rules (Angling Trust Rules apply)

We allow matches on the matchpool or Barston Lake (match pegs are 1-60) to book a match, please contact us by email or telephone on 01675 444890.

We do run 2 Barston matches a year which take the whole lake, the Barston Bowl and the Barston Christmas match, if you would like to enter one of those please go to our online bookings.

Please note the Barston lake is fully booked on the following dates.

Dates of major events where the lake is fully booked, other dates may also be busy but some pegs will be available on a first come first served basis.

04.04.14 - 06.04.14
(9am-9am available from 9am on Sunday)
Eric’s Carp Championships’
26.04.14 Barston Masters
30.04.14 UK Champs Qualifier
17.05.14 Barston Masters
14.06.14 Barston Masters
17/18/19.06.14 Barston Festival
28.06.14 Lucas National Fishing Society
04.07.14- 06.07.14
(9am-9am available from 9am on Sunday)
British Carp Angling Championship Semi 1
12.07.14 Barston Masters
18.07.14 – 20.07.14
(9am-9am available from 9am on Sunday)
British Carp Angling Championship Semi 2
27.07.14 Kamasan British Final
01.08.14 – 03.08.14
(9am-9am available from 9am on Sunday)
British Carp Angling Championship Semi 3
03.08.14 Maver Match This
inc Match pool & Daisys
10.08.14 Barston Bowl - Book online
23.08.14 Barston Masters
03.09.14 UK Champs Final round
06.09.14 Barston Masters Final
07.09.14 Supercup Final inc Match pool & Daisys
19.09.14 – 21-09-14
(9am-9am available from 9am on Sunday)
Midland Carp Cup
01.10.14 - 03.10.14
(9am-9am available from 9am on Sunday)
Armed Forces Fishing Match
Dates correct at time of writing (March 2014)  Dates may change, other dates may be busy but tickets are first come first served.


Mick Bull (left) winner of the 2006 Barston Bowl & £1000 cash.    Mick's 87lb 6oz from peg 20 beat off 100 anglers and Mick also went on to win the Barston Christmas match with an excellent 68lb in the cold of December and take away another £1000. 

Geoff Ringer (right) winner of the 2007 Barston Bowl and £1000 in cash presented by Barston's  Nigel Harrhy.

Maurice  Williams (left) with some of his 63lb 8oz catch which helped him to the 2008 Barston Bowl title and £1000 in cash.


5 times Individual Angling World Champion Alan Scotthorne  (right) with an excellent 50 lb catch of Silvers and Carp using worm and caster from peg 100 of Barston lake during a feature for Angling Times.

Major matches.  Record of winners
Barston Bowl  
2006 - Mick Bull Midland Angler of the Year Final
2007 - Geoff Ringer 2003 - Neil Machin
2008 - Maurice Williams 2004 - Paul Yates
2009 - Andy Fullerlove 2005 - Jamie Masson
2010 - Tim Bull 2006 - Alex Bones
2011 - Danny Ashington 2007 - Richy Hull
2012 - Andy (Snowy) Ashington 2008 - Wayne Sharman
2013 - Phil Ringer 2009 - Dave Roberts
  2010 - Trevor Robinson
Christmas Match 2011 - Wayne Mellings
2005 - Carl Mullen 2012 - Nick Speed
2006 - Mick Bull 2013 - Graham Beckwith
2007 - Kenny Belcher  
2008 - Simon Willsmore Barston Masters
2009 - Carl Bradbury 2011 - Pemb Wrighting
2010 - Jason Shirley 2012 - Simon Allen
2011 - Andy (Snowy) Ashington 2013 - Ian Leach
2012 - Simon Fry  
2013 - Suzi Smith  

Photos & Records

Current match record - 165lbs 12oz, Suzi Smith (right).  Suzi broke the previous match record by 2lb in September 2013, fishing paste at 6 metres from peg 25 on a Monday Open match. 

Carp Match record (48 hours), 1292lbs, Andy & Tom Maker from Maidstone, Kent during the 2011 British Carp Angling Championship semi final no 2.

Silvers only match record - 120lbs, Darren Cox.

Biggest Carp - The end of June 2005 saw Barston's first 30lb carp coming to the net - a mirror which weighed in at 30lb 6oz.   Last out in October 2004 when it weighed 29lbs 6oz, it was taken from open water on a large pellet fished over a big bed of 4mm pellets.  Now rumoured to be over 33lbs we are awaiting a photo for inclusion on the website.  Biggest Carp stocked - Barston Lake 37lb, not yet caught.

Biggest Carp in a match - 22 lb 9oz, caught by Lee Taylor on a pole from peg 25 while fishing a pellet over a bed of pellets.  6th May 2013.

Biggest Fish Jake's Lake, 12lb 2oz by Dawn McKendry 8th June 2013. Biggest Carp stocked - Jake's Lake 25lb, not yet caught.


Lee Taylor's 22 lb 9oz Carp. Dawn McKendrey's 12lb 2oz Mirror from Jake's Lake.  




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