Category: Ilminster Angling Association

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Ilminster Angling Association – The Open

Following on from the earlier post about the IAA Xmas Fayre and its winners, I’ve done the same with the Open which was sponsored by Enterprise Angling for many years. The earliest result I could find for the IAA Open was from 22nd February 1976, I thought it might be quite interesting to list the numbers who fished and weighed in where


Ilminster Angling Association – Committee Cup

I’m reaching the end of the list of IAA trophies, I couldn’t find a few of them to get photos and there are some gaps where I couldn’t find some of the names but as I go through the paperwork and records a bit more thoroughly, hopefully I’ll come across some of the missing winners. As the name suggests, this trophy was

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Ilminster Angling Association – The Xmas Fayre

There never used to be a trophy for the Xmas Fayre but as it’s one of the bigger matches on the IAA calendar, I thought it might be worthwhile compiling a list of winners over the years (I’ll do the same for IAA Open as well). There are a few gaps where I couldn’t find results. For the last few years the


Ilminster Angling Association – Heaviest Match Weight Trophy

Winners of the Heaviest Match Weight Trophy. I think this one was presented for the top weight over the winter league series on the river, fairly modest weights in the earlier years and even though they began to increase in the 80’s, 20lb weights were yet to be a regular occurrence. It would be interesting to compare the weights to more modern


Ilminster Angling Association – The Chub Cup

The last of the clubs ‘species’ trophies is the Chub Cup but I couldn’t actually find the trophy itself! It’s awarded for the best weight of chub during the river series. I managed to put together a list of most of the winners from various paperwork and AGM minutes. 1976-77 – P Austin – 10lb 6oz 1977-78 – G. Bulgin – 9.5oz

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Ilminster Angling Association – Aggregate Shield

The Aggregate Shield was for the highest combined weight from our river matches and was presented to the club by Mr R. A. Dyer. 1972-73 – T. Payne – 12lb 13oz 1973-74 – R. Payne – 17lb 2.5oz 1974-75 – R. Russell – 20lb 1975-76 – R. Russell – 15lb 7.5oz 1976-77 – R. Whatley – 28lb 15.5oz 1977-78 – D. Isaacs


Ilminster Angling Association – John Tovey Trophy

John Tovey presented this trophy to the club and was awarded to the angler with the biggest weight over the season who hadn’t won a trophy (I think that’s right!). No photo of trophy. 1977-78 – D Isaacs 1978-79 – C Patten 1979-80 – D Marney 1980-81 – R Russell 1981-82 – R Filler 1982-83 – D Loveday 1983-84 – D Back

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Ilminster Angling Association – The Gudgeon Bowl

A great looking little trophy this one, presented to the club by Don and Chris Jobson, it was awarded to the angler catching the biggest weight of gudgeon during the season. 1977-78 – C Gibson (7.5oz) 1978-79 – P Womack (1lb 7oz) 1979-80 – J Newman (14oz) 1980-81 – R M Filler (1oz) 1981-82 – R Russell (3.5oz) 1982-83 – D Priddle

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Ilminster Angling Association – Points Runners Up Trophy

The club also presented a trophy for the runner up in the prestigious Points Shield competition. 1977-78 – M. Tanner 1978-79 – P. Womack 1979-80 – C. Gibson 1980-81 – D. Crouch 1981-82 – D. Crouch 1982-83 – R.M. Filler 1983-84 – ? 1984-85 – D. Back 1985-86 – R. Crockett 1986-87 – K. Way 1987-88 – R. Russell 1988-89 – R.

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Ilminster Angling Association – Points Shield

This prestigious trophy was presented to the winner of the club championship. Points were awarded depending on the anglers position each match so the winner of the Points Shield was the most consistent angler over the season. 1966 – G. Palmer 1967 – J. Hill 1968 – T. Payne 1969 – J. Hill 1970 – J. Tovey 1971 – J. Tovey 1972