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How the Stillwater Championships started! British Waterways originally started the Stillwater Championships in 2007, to provide an opportunity for match anglers to fish up to 5 qualifying events of 50 pegs on some of its top flight fisheries, concluding into a Grand Final, with a significant guaranteed prize fund. On 2 July 2012, British Waterways ceased to exist in England and Wales and in its place Canal & River Trust was set up to care for 2,000 miles of historic waterways. They will carry on their working partnership with the Angling Trust, the sport's governing body, who has now been administering the Stillwater Championships for it's third year in 2013. The Stillwater Championship will benefit from the Angling Trust's vast expertised gained from organising large competitions/events across all three angling disciplines of the sport. Importantly it will also provide coarse match angling members of the Angling Trust an opportunity to participate in yet another high profile national event.

AT & CRT Stillwater Championship

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Angling Trust & Canal & River Trust Stillwater Championships

The Angling Trust & the Canal & River Trust work in partnership to run the Stillwater Championships.


(Champion 2016 Barry Bush)

Entry £25.00 per ticket

* £20 will be payable on the day of the qualifiers to cover peg and pools fees

Open to all individual members of the Angling Trust who are 16 years of age and above on the day of the event. 

From 10.30am on Monday 20th March 2017

From this year to apply for these qualifiers you will need to book tickets via our NEW Events booking site at

Tickets have been available to book since Monday 20th March 2017

Please note:  You will need your membership number and unique log in details for the booking site to apply for your ticket.  If however, you have not received new log in details please click forgot password once you have gone into the Events booking site and a new one will be sent to your email inbox.

Once you have entered and booked onto these qualifiers you will be emailed your ticket confirmation and your ticket/s which you MUST print off and bring with you on the day in order to take part in the Stillwater Championships.


Qualifiers for 2017

DateVenueQualifier Winners
Saturday 10th June
Boddington Reservoir
Carl Hulley

Dave Perry

Linas Neale

Michael Slater

Andrew Jupp

John Price

Paddy McMahon

Lee Jepson

Peter Wood

Kerry McMahon
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Saturday 17th June
Earlswood Lakes (Engine Pool)
Nick Howarth

Gary Smith

Alan Chadbone

John Slocket

Richard Edmonds

E Brennan

Andrew Kirk

Barry Bush

Neil Russell

Phil Baird
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Wednesday 12th July
Boddington Reservoir

Saturday 15th July
Blythe Waters

Wednesday 26th July
Boddington Reservoir

Grand Final Sunday 6th August
Boddington Reservoir

AT & CRT Stillwater Championship Final 2016

Match report

Warm and blustery conditions greeted the 48 finalists to the usually prolific Boddington Reservoir for the AT/CRT Stillwater Championship Final. With a strong wind blowing down the Reservoir and into the dam wall the low numbered pegs were the favoured area to draw in, but it wasn’t until the very last peg to be drawn that end Peg 2 ended up in the hand of renowned angler and Fish O Mania semi-finalist Barry Bush (Birkenhead).

Most of the field thought the game was up there and then and so it proved with Barry recording an emphatic win with over 80Kgs, taking home a nice fat cheque for £1672 and the coveted title of AT/CRT Stillwater Champion 2016. Barry caught slowly from the off taking 6 carp in the first 90 minutes but sport improved dramatically in the latter stages of the match when he caught 10 carp in the hour giving him a total of 24 carp to 12lb, well in front of everyone else.

Flouro wafters fished on the bomb at 30 metres over a bed of constantly fed 10mm pellets did the business. Paul Keal (Towcester) then led a tight chasing pack and took home the runners up cheque of £1254, taking 13 carp to 13lb, fishing wafters and method feeder at range for 47.300Kg from peg 99. A string of 42Kg weights followed with Andrew (Snowy) Ashington (Ringer Baits) taking 12 carp to 12lb from the other end peg 103, catching on the method and bomb for 42.980Kg, just edging out Steve Ringer (Daiwa) who took 42.840Kg from peg 87. Despite the fairly impressive framing weights the venue fished disappointingly below par with many anglers struggling for bites with the carp seemingly blown across the lake to the far side.

The Angling Trust would to like thank the members of the Canal and Rivers Trust Angling Team for doing all the groundwork and co-organising the competition.

1st Barry Bush Birkenhead 80.360Kg

2nd Paul Keal Towcester 47.300Kg

3rd Andrew Ashington Ringer Baits 42.980Kg

4th Steve Ringer Daiwa 42.840Kg

5th Paul Walker 42.680Kg

6th Paul Knapman 42.160Kg

Barry Bush with his winning catch

Barry Bush with his winning catch

2016 Match reports available here


·         Saturday 11th June, Earlswood Lakes - Click here for match report

·         Sunday 19th June,  Blythe Waters - Click here for match report

·         Wednesday 6 July,  Boddington Reservoir - Click here for match report

·         Saturday 16th July,  Earlswood Lakes Click here for match report

·         Saturday 23 July,  Boddington Reservoir Click here for match report



Chris Hill Fishing





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