Browning International, Open Match at Coleman’s Cottage 2014

Dear angler and friend,

Welcome to a new mini festival over two days, 30-31: th May 2014 at Colemans, Cottage, Essex UK.

The Fishery -Colemans Cottage Fishery has five lakes, all are typical of UK Commercial fisheries and
are very heavily stocked with carp up to 6 kilo, carassio to 1kilo, barble to 2 kilo plus other small fish.
In 6 hour matches catches of 100kg + are common.

We will fish at the Woods on Friday and Pathfield on Saturday with a maximum of 32 anglers. We will
make the International Match a “fun” event and will make sure that the visiting anglers catch plenty
of fish and have the opportunity to try UK methods.

In May, the fishing is very good and 50kg is only an average weight.

The fishery is open every day so anglers can arrive early for practice.

A UK fishing license will be needed. The cost is £10 for adults (one week). A license can be bought
directly from a website or from a Post office. Instructions will follow later.

Tackle required (there is a tackle shop at the fishery) you will not need to do lots of preparation or
bring lots of tackle. The fishing is quite simple and only very simple tackle is needed – pole, feeder
and waggler fishing on short distance.

All fishing will be done from wooden platforms so waders and platforms etc. are not needed.
The longest walk from car park to a fishing platform is <> 100m so wheels also not essential.
Dinner and breakfast can be ordered every day at the fishery (practice and competition).
Main meal and desert is £11 per person. Breakfast/Full English £6 per person.


13m pole length limit.
All hooks must be BARBLESS.
The feeders must be free running on the line. Fixed elasticated feeders are not allowed.
You will need minimum two keep nets (one for carp & one for silverfish).
Visiting anglers will have the possibility to borrow keep nets from the fishery.


Bait required (bait is available at the fishery)

The best baits in May will be hard pellets (micro, 4, 6 & 8mm), sweet corn, hemp, and maggots for
hook bait if feeding the method feeder.

Paste can be very good if you like fishing with this bait. For the method feeder you can use either a
fishmeal ground bait or wet micro pellets.


The MAXIMUM to be used each match is -5 x 300g tins of corn plus 1kg (dry) of ground bait plus 8
pints total (4.5 l) of other bait (pellets, hemp, maggots) -but you will not use this much bait.

The following baits cannot be used:
Meat baits; Boilies; Artificial baits; Bloodworm & Joker; Any nuts; Surface/floating baits.

Baits can be ordered directly from the fishery in advance. A bait order form will be sent out to all


For information, please contact:
Per-Erik Gyllbrandt, Team Browning, Sweden
Tel. +46 708 174829, mail:


£ 65, 00 including day tickets for the match days.


Registration fee payable to the account below, with name and club
The number of anglers is limited to 32 so we recommend you not to wait too long.
Also send an email to: with your name and contact details. A confirmation will

be sent as soon as payment is received.
Bank details for the registration fee (£65) to be paid to:
BSMK , Jan Svensson
IBAN SE3580000000075232815369, BIC SWEDSESS.
Swedish anglers, registration fee (£65=SEK 715) to be paid to:
Bankgiro: 888-4694
Pay the earliest to ensure your participation.

PRIZES (32 anglers contestants)
Overall winner two days

1: th prize £ 200
2: nd prize £ 150
Best visitor £ 100
+ Trophies and prizes from Browning
Pools/sections per day (8 anglers per section)

1: th prize £ 70
2: nd prize £ 50

Friday, 30 May 2014, fishing Woods

08:45 am -gathering
09:15 am -drawing by lot
11:00 am -start of competition
05:00 pm -end of competition and start of weighing operations
06:00 pm -publication of ranking lists
Saturday, 31 May 2014

08:45 am -gathering
09:15 am -drawing by lot
11:00 am -start of competition
05:00 pm -end of competition and start of weighing operations
06:30 pm -publication of ranking lists and prize giving ceremony
07:00 pm – dinner


This short video shows you what to expect:


Coleman’s Cottage Fishery is a purpose built fishery set in open countryside in Little Braxted, near
Witham, Essex on the bank of the River Blackwater, with easy access from Coleman’s Bridge on the
nearby A12. Distance from London about 30 miles (NE).

Distances from:
-Dover -160km
Hull -300km
Stansted Airport -30 minutes

1) Rivenhall Hotel

Full hotel facilities including bar-2km from fishery, 3km from town centre-From £50 per
room/night for double or twin room. Breakfast not included (breakfast available on fishery on match
days) -email or call +44 (0)1376 516969 quoting “Colemans Fishery” for special rate

2) White Hart in Witham

Old traditional English pub accommodation (10 rooms all upstairs to pub) -2km to fishery, in middle
of town centre-From £60 per room/night for double including breakfast-email or call +44 (0) 1376

3) Mezzo & Monis

Old traditional English pub accommodation (rooms are upstairs to pub) -2km to fishery, in middle of
town centre-From £50 per room/night. Breakfast not included (breakfast available on fishery on
match days)-Only have 2 doubles and 1 twin -email or call +44 (0) 1376 512131

3 replies
  1. Bjarne
    Bjarne says:

    der i 2012 og det er meget sjovt. Såfremt der er nogle der er interesseret i at deltage i arrangementet kunne vi evt. tage sammen afsted (ca. 1 uge ialt), idet det tager lidt tid m.h.t. transport og så skal der også være tid til lidt træning / hygge.

    Bjarne Johansen – Team Browning.

  2. tokio
    tokio says:

    Lyder interessant Bjarne – jeg har i forvejen erfaring fra tidligere fiskeri i netop disse vande, men jeg vil endnu ikke helt lægge mig fast på det. Kan være at jeg er interesseret!

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