Welcome to the Coors Angling Club Website!
A member of the Angling Trust, Coors AC is located in Burton Upon Trent, with plenty of matches planned all year round.
If your looking at the Coors AC website with a view to joining the club:
For just £45 you'll have prime river fishing whilst parking directly behind your peg (NO WALKING), over five miles of excellant canal fishing and a lake in picturesque surroundings.
Cadence FishingUK - Performance Coarse & Match Fishing Tackle
Sting carried out alongside the EA on 27 March 2021 resulting in a hefty fine
Closed Season Fishing- GUILTY – Fined £435
Download a magazine article featuring
Cadence sponsored canal ace Darren Massey
fishing our stretch of the Trent and Mersey canal,
by kind permission of the Angling Times.
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Download our Match Schedule
Telephone: 01283 512711
Canal & River Membership Secretary, Deputy Washlands Representative
Telephone: 07421 730298
Assistant Business & Club Match Secretary
Telephone: 07966 533220
Water Booking Manager
Telephone Number: 01782 279662
Membership is open to all, and subject to approval by the committee. Download and print the Application Form by clicking on the red button below, and send it to the address as printed on the form. Payment via bank transfer is available.
New Membership & Renewal Information
Interested in renewing or joining? You can renew your membership with us via post sending a cheque made payable to 'COORS AC', along with SAE to the membership secretary, Graham Toon.
Click below to download a membership form
Below are all of our sections available to fish at, please note the photos are due to be updated soon.
Please note that seasonal weed growth may restrict the number of fish-able pegs
Whenever this situation changes we'll keep you informed.
It may be necessary to close this water for short periods during the season when the farmer has Bulls in
the field this is done for health and safety reasons and during this period fishing is not allowed.
Notices will be posted on the Baileys gates when this occurs
NOTE fishing is not allowed in the Cherry Orchard opposite the garden of remembrance.
for reasons of Respect
Please note that seasonal weed growth may restrict the number of
fishable peg on this section
The Armitage & Rugeley Canal
Trent & Mersey Canal - Bridge 58 to Bridge 62
Carthy's Tackle Shop
Click below to check out Carthy's Tackle Shop website, the local fishing shop in Armitage who also sells our Armitage & Rugeley canal tickets. A £12 ticket is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and day tickets are £3.
Listed below are the canal sections with maps
Trent & Mersey Canal: Bridge 58 to 62
BRIDGE 58From Burton going North A513Two cars can park by canal in pub car park1st left (if by a pint after!)OR lane on right before pub
BRIDGE 59Carry on from Bridge 58 to T JunctionTurn right2nd exit at mini islandAround 200 yards park on road opposite bridgeOR ok for two cars over bridge on right by canal
BRIDGE 60Instead of 2nd exit at mini island, go straight on to ArmitageTurn right into Church LaneFollow through and park in church car park on left during weekdaysSteps down from bridge – NOT suitable for large trolley
BRIDGE 61Carry on A513Park on right – top of hillStarting 40 mph, past the Plum Pudding on rightOR in layby on left by Peg 100
BRIDGE 62Carry on A513 to Ash Tree Pub on rightPark on road on left oppositeOR take 3rd exit at roundabout Wheelhouse Road1st left park by new houses by canal
Trent & Mersey Canal: Bridge 62 to 66 & 66 to 68
BRIDGES 63 and 64 Lea Hall EstKeep on A513 to Rugeley2nd exit at roundabout at Ash Tree Pub on rightTurn right at Lea Hall signPark on bridge Wheelhouse Rd
BRIDGE 65 Keep on A513 Rugeley RoadTurn right at Mossley TavernPark in garage at end on far leftJust say hello to garage owner
BRIDGES 65A and 65BDo not normally fish here due to permanently parked boats
BRIDGE 66Just off Power Station Road, turn left off A51Bypass by Tesco and turn left to canal
BRIDGE 67 Rugeley BridgeCome off A51 bypass to town centre across mini island1st rightThen 1st leftPark by canal on grass verge
BRIDGE 68 Rugeley Bypass BridgeJust below A51 bypass, park on roadWalk down to canal
Listed below are the rules that must be followed by all club members when fishing
1. Membership is via the Clubs application form only.
2. All members must be in possession of a Club Membershipcard and an EA rod licence when fishing which must be produced to an authorised Bailiff when requested. Failure to do so will result in the Angler being asked toleave the water immediately.
3. The close season comes effect on the 15th March until the 16th June and no type of fishing is allowed during the close season on the river.
4. The Coors AC year starts from the 1st April. Membershipsubscriptions should be paid before the 1st May, after this date an additional re-joining fee may be applied at the discretion of the Management Committee.
5. Juniors under the age of 18 or over 12 on the 1st April are entitled to free memberships. To qualify they need to be nominated by a full member of the club and supply a completed membership form and must fish on an adjacent peg to the full member. Junior Anglers aged 13 to 16 get a free Environment Agency rod licence and they must. have this in place before fishing
6. Members details will be held by the Club on computer for the purpose of the Data Protection Act, you agree to this by virtue of membership.
7. Any member who breaks any of the Club’s rules orgenerally brings the name of the Club into disrepute shall be liable to be called before the Management Committee who shall have the power to suspend or expel the offending member.
8. The Management Committee decision pertaining to anymatters not provided by these rules shall be fina
9. All members and guests are responsible for their ownsafety when fishing/visiting all Club waters and do so at their own risk and the Committee wish to remind all Anglers they are fishing in natural environments and as such due care and attention should be exercised to ensure they are not endangering themselves and others.
10. All anglers before fishing under trees are instructed to consider the weather conditions (high winds, thunder & lightning), to check the canopy for hanging or damaged limbs and to report any concerns or issues to the club secretary email@example.com immediately.
11. No alcohol or drug use is permitted on the clubs watersor the lighting of fires.
12. Members must leave no litter, all gates must be closedand the locks secured.
13. No alteration allowed to club stages i.e. drilling orfixing brackets or extensions.
14. Normally fishing is from dawn till dusk however, nightfishing is allowed on some section please ask for more information.
15. When fishing on stretches that have been permanentlypegged please keep to the pegged swims.
16. Where parking at a peg is permitted you must park so asnot to obstruct any footpath or right of way. The club is not liable for any damage to vehicles.
17. No Fish are to be taken from any Coors Water under anycircumstances or used for live baiting (The exception is Rule 18).
18. Any Zander, Wels Catfish and American Signal Crayfish caught, must be removed and dealt with in accordance with the official E.A. Policy.
19. Before Pike or lure fishing, please refer to additional rules below, these rules are to ensure fish welfare.
20. From time to time it may be necessary to put a temporary ban on specific sections as requested by the Landowner, and if it happens then it must be respected. Notices will be posted on this website accordingly.
21. A maximum strict speed limit of 5 mph is to be observedwhen driving on the club stretches of Baileys, Municipal, Sherratts and Meadow Road.
22. All Coors Angling Club members, when attending 'The Washlands Sports & Social Club' for any reason, MUST carry their angling club membership card and produce this if requested. The Angling Club membership card serve as a Washlands Club membership.
23. All members are expected to act in a courteous manner (see below) to all other users of the facilities
24. All accidents or incidents including any form of antisocial behaviour MUST be reported to the club secretary (Tony Vandome) firstname.lastname@example.org immediately
All rules are correct as of 14/03/23
Equality Policy Statement
Coors AC is committed to treating all people equally, fairly, with dignity and with respect, irrespective of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
We will create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone.
2023 CANAL WATER BOOKINGS
Listed below are the latest in our canal water bookings. We are taking water bookings now!
Rugeley Individual League
Sunday 15 January
1st Jason Cunningham (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 9-14-2 (five good perch plus small roach)
2nd; Daz Lewis (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 9-4-12 (decent perch plus small roach);
3rdJohn Hanna (Browning West Midlands) 4-1-12 (two big perch plus bits);
4thGlyn Bagley (Goodyear AC) 3-13-4;
5th Darren Massey (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech)3-1-7
6th Mick Hatchard (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 2-13-13.
28 January 2023 Pegs 5 between bridge 65 - 65a. Mossley Tavern
Winning Weight 8lb mostly big Perch
Round 2, Trent & Mersey Canal
Plum PuddingPH/Priory Section, Armitage, Staffs. Sat (30 fished).
Dave Hughes (Sensas Black Country)10-7-3 (mostly roach);
Jason Cunningham (CadenceSuperteam/Bait-Tech) 8-14-5 (mostly roach);
Richard Guest (Bag’em/Maver Midlands)8-11-0 (mostly roach);
Stef Johansen (Team Eclipse) 6-7-10(mostly roach);
Bernie Leatherbarrow (Sensas LifestyleMG) 5-11-9 (mostly roach);
John Garbett (Team Eclipse) 5-8-6(mostly roach).
10 pegs bridge 65 Mossley.
10 pegs bridge 64 to 65 pit bridge
10 pegs bridge 67 st Augustines church.
Total 30 pegs..
Trent & Mersey Canal, ChurchBridge, Mossley & Pit BridgeSections, Rugeley, Staffs. Sun (30 fished). Richard Guest (Bag’em/MaverMidlands) 10-7-8 (one 2lb bream, one 2lb perch plus caster-roach); Simon Nickless (Sensas Black Country) 6-2-12 (one good perch plus caster-roach); Steve Broome (Bag’em/Maver Midlands) 5-8-12 (roach and perch); John Hanna(Browning West Midlands) 5-3-10 (mixed bag); Glyn Bagley (Goodyear AC) 4-15-0 (decent roach and perch); Perry Follows (Team Eclipse) 4-11-0 (180+ small roach). League: Jason Cunningham (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech)6; Glyn Bagley (Goodyear AC) 7; (Joint 3rd) Darren Massey (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 10;John Hanna (Browning West Midlands) 10; Steve Broome (Bag’em/Maver Midlands).
Top 3 all on Mossley length.4th pit bridge. No dry nets.
10 pegs from bridge 61a to bridge 62 Ash Tree, 20 pegs from bridge 62 to bridge 63 pit bridge. Trent & Mersey Canal, Priory & The Ash Tree Sections, Rugeley, Staffs. Sun (29 fished). Richard Guest (Bag’em/Maver Midlands) 6-10-14 (caster-roach and perch); John Garbett (Team Eclipse) 6-3-0 (mostly worm-tempted perch); Dave Hughes (Sensas Black Country) 5-9-8 (caster-roach and perch); Stef Johansen (Team Eclipse) 4-12-0; Steve Broome (Bag’em/Maver Midlands) 4-9-2 (inc. a 2lb 8oz perch); Kev Perry (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 4-5-4. League: Jason Cunningham (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 10; Steve Broome (Bag’em/Maver Midlands) 12; (Joint 3rd) Glyn Bagley (Goodyear AC) 15; Darren Massey (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 15; Kev Perry (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 15.
12 March 30 pegs
Final Round (5), Trent & Mersey Canal, Church Bridge, Mossley & Pit Bridge Sections, Rugeley, Staffs. Sun (30 fished). Daz Lewis (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 9-6-0 (roach and perch); Nigel Clayton (Sensas Black Country) 8-4-11 (mainly roach); Bernie Leatherbarrow (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 7-12-13 (skimmers and perch); Hughie Blair Snr. (Bridgtown Social AC) 6-10-7 (three bream); Dave Richards (Four Ashes AC) 5-13-10 (perch and skimmers); Dave Holbrook (Team Eclipse) 5-13-2 (mainly skimmers). Final league: Jason Cunningham (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 15; Darren Massey (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 18; Richard Guest (Bag’em/Maver Midlands) 20; Daz Lewis (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 21 (two section wins); Bernie Leatherbarrow (Sensas Lifestyle MG) 21 (one section win); Kev Perry (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) 21 (no section wins).
Sunday 26 March Qualifier for the England Street Lure Team.
This is a roving match with anglers fishing along the total length, any member fishing will be given a wide berth by lure anglers.
This competition is open to Coors members as well if anyone else wanting to enter. All information is on the
31 May Armitage location/pegs TBC
Canal & River Trust CanalPairs Championship 2023 Qualifier,
Trent & Mersey Canal (Coors AC Waters), Rugeley, Staffs. Sat (32 fished). Dave Edgerley (Wigan MG) 9-14-6; Kev Clarke(Wigan MG) 8-8-6; Glyn Bagley (Goodyear AC) 7-1-8; Darren Massey (CadenceSuperteam/Bait-Tech) 6-13-12; Mick Gorry (Scunthorpe) 6-0-6; Ian Morrison (Matrix LTB) 5-3-6. Qualifiers: Dave Edgerley(Wigan MG) & Kev Clarke (Wigan MG) 2;Darren Massey (Cadence Superteam/Bait-Tech) & James South (CadenceSuperteam/Bait-Tech) 6; Ian Morrison (Matrix LTB) & John Brogden (MatrixLTB) 9; Glyn Bagley (Goodyear AC) & Phil Cox (Brownhills) 13.
Trent and Mersey Canal
Warwickshire AnglingTrust Winter League
Between Tower Café and Church Bridge
Trent and Mersey Canal
Warwickshire AnglingTrust Winter League
2023 RIVER BOOKINGS
Coors AC Open Matches 2023
Please see Coors Facebook page for match information/results and banter! or on our
Drennan Coors Master's section below.
25 June - Drennan Coors work party volunteers match
2 July - Drennan Coors open
9 July Municipal section
16 July - Drennan Coors open Cancelled new date 30 July
23 July- Drennan Coors open
30 July- Drennan Coors open
13 August - Drennan Coors open
20 August - Drennan Coors MacMillan Charity open
RIVERFEST – QUALIFIER Wednesday 30 August (60)
5, 6 & 7 September - Festival
9 September- Sharratts Cashmores M.G.
17 September - Drennan Coors Charity open
The Frank Barlow memorial match is provisionally Friday 29th September but will beconfirmed by Dean and Wayne.
1 October Baileys section Newmount A\C (Birmingham)
Team England Lure Match
11 x Zander to 49cmMore perch were caught and not counted as they were either too small to count or it didn't improve the total length of the pairs score. Please see the photos ofthe day below.Again a massive thankyou to all at Coors Angling Club for letting us hold the comp on the canal. It's really appreciated by all involved so thanks once again.Hopefully we can hold a few more competitions here in the future.See photographs in the Canal Gallery
COORS AC - 2020/2021