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Monday 13th May 2019
Advanced Notice Kayak Race

Falcons Rowing Club will be hosting a Kayak race between Osney Lock and Sandford Lock, on Sunday 23rd June 2019. There will be up to 1400 competitors that day. Advice from Littlemore and ODAA is to give that stretch a miss. 
Thursday 25th April 2019
New Membership 

2019/20 Membership will be available next week. You can now pay your new membership via Paypal. If you wish to pay by cheque, download the Membership form on the website. Adult £12.00, OAP/Disabled £7.00 and Junior £2.00. Permits will be available in the shops shortly.
Tuesday 16th April 2019
Fixtures Out
Next Seasons Fixtures are now on the Fixtures page so you can plan your season now. Please book in early via Facebook or by Message. Cut off date for line ups is 2 weeks before match. Loyalty Points apply on all matches.
Monday 1st April 2019
Steve Wins Weekly Clubman

Steve Isaac ended a great season with a much deserved weekly prize from sponsors Bait-Tech. His 41lb of bream at Medley gave the judges the nod on a very hard day. Well done Steve
Monday 1st April 2019
 
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Sunday 17th March 2019
Next Match Walters Lake
Just a couple of spaces are left for the first Spring League match at Walters Lake on Sunday 28th April. Please book in with Alan Campbell or via our Facebook page
Friday 8th March 2019
Littlemore to face Top Tackle in Supercup

Littlemore start off their quest in the Angling Times/Bait-Tech Supercup with a home draw against our friends at Top Tackle. The match will be fished on the weekend of 13th & 14th April. Venue to be decided
Friday 8th March 2019

Next Match Donnington

Last match of the season is this weekend. The match has now been switched to Donnington. Please book in with Steve Pitson or Alan Campbell or via our Facebook page. Draw is 7.30am

Wednesday 6th March 2019

Thomas Wins Weekly Clubman 

Thomas Need won a much deserved weekly Clubman award by sponsors Bait-Tech with 48-08-00 catch of bream at Club Lake. He became the 7th angler this season to pick up the award
Sunday 3rd March 2019

Isaac Off the Mark

Steve Isaac got off the mark with a fine win at Medley. He had 12 bream on the groundbait feeder with worm for 41-10-00. Full result here
 
Tuesday 19th February 2019
Next Match Medley

Next match up is the APC Challenge Cup at Medley. Draw will be at the Perch Gate 7.30am. Please book in with Steve Pitson or via our Facebook page
Tuesday 19th February 2019

Remaining Fixtures

There may have been a few mistakes in the permit fixtures. Just to clarify that the remaining fixtures are:

Sunday 3rd March @ Medley

Sunday 10th March @ Sandford

Any of the matches that are in doubt, due to conditions on the main river, will be switched to either the lock cut at Sandford or a canal. 

Hope to see you there

Tuesday 12th February 2019
Next Match Sandford

Next match up is the S H Taylor Cup on the Meadow. The match has been brought forward to this Sunday (17th)

Please book in with Steve Pitson or Alan Campbell or via or Facebook page

Monday 11th February 2019

Need Wins Club Lake Leveler

Thomas Need was a well deserved winner on the latest round of the Proir Cup series at Club Lake. He had 8 bream and a couple of unseasonable tench for a convincing win of 48-08-00
Thursday 31st January 2019
Spring League 2019
 
Names are now being taken for this years Spring League. First match is at Walters Lake on Sunday 28th April. Second match is on Lake 2 at Royal Berkshire Fishery on Sunday 5th May. Last match is on Sunday 19th May on Match Lake at Ivy House Lakes.

Booking will be subject to Club Loyalty Points as there are limited pegs on the venues.

Please book in with Alan Campbell

Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Next Match, Club Lake
Reserve List Names are now being taken for our next match at Club Lake on Sunday 10th February. There are only 21 pegs available and Loyalty Points will apply. Cut off date is Sunday 27th January.
Monday 21st January 2019
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Monday 21st January 2019
Perks wins Steve Denny Shield

Gerald Perks is hard man to beat at Sandford at the best of times, but when the going is tough he manages to wangle a few fish out. He won the Steve Denny Shield with a perch and a few chublets on the waggler with maggot
Monday 21st January 2019
Work Party Cancelled
This weekends work party has been postponed due to availability. A new date will be announced in February
Tuesday 15th January 2019

Angling Times/Bait-Tech Supercup 2019

Names are now being taken for a 20-man squad to enter the Angling Times/Bait-Tech Supercup 2019. We have a good reputation in the competition. So is it our year to reach the Grand Final? Please contact Alan Campbell if you wish to be included in the squad. Cut of date is end of January
Monday 14th January 2019

River Closed Season, Your Say

It's an issue that has divided anglers for years. Now everyone can officially have their say on the Coarse Fishing Close Season on rivers in England. From today until March 11th, the Environment Agency is consulting on three options: keeping the current close season, changing the dates of the close season, or removing it altogether. Our Lines on the Water blog gives more details about the consultation here 


You can also access the consultation here:

 

Friday 12th January 2019
Next Match Sandford

 Names are now being taken for the Steve Denny Shield at Sandford. Please book in with Steve Pitson or Alan Campbell or via our Facebook page
Wednesday 9th February 2019

Match Date Change

The match scheduled for Sunday 24th February 2019 at Sandford, has been brought forward to Sunday 17th February 2019. This is due to availability of the Match Secretary and other officials. 
Tuesday 8th January 2019
Work Party At Weir Stream
There is a work party this Sunday at the Small Weir Stream, Sandford. Gloves and a bit of muscle are needed to help with the clearance. Work starts 8.30am. Free Parking permits available at the Kings Arms if you are there by 8.15am. If not please park at Sandford Lane
Tuesday 8th January 2019
Campbell Wins Canal Grueller

Conditions were difficult with a low clear Canal, but Alan Campbell was sat on a bunghole end peg and won the match convincingly with 8lb 12oz of small roach  and skimmers. All the fish taken on punch bread down the boat track 
Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Gerald Perks Wins Clubman

Gerald Perks became the 6th angler this season to win a prize from Bait-Tech with his match winning 25-09-00 of roach and chub last month at Sandford. Well done Gerald
 
Friday 21st December 2018

 

Thank you all to a very memorable 2018. 

Looking back on the year, I think the highlight for us was the work done on the small weir stream. I think you all know this was a project close to my heart to get the work done for years and I can only thank Jeff Woodhouse (Thames Valley Angling Association) for his knowledge for securing £12,000 funding from Thames Water to do this. Four new stages and a lot of tree clearance in the stream, the fishery we all once knew. is starting to take shape. However this is only a Work in Progress. Since then more trees have fallen into the stream. Work parties are planned for the New Year, please attend. 

Club matches are going from strength to strength. For those that have never fished a club match, please come along. It's nothing too serious.

A few anglers are using the new club water at Rose Island. We hope to have a couple of matches there next season, but first we will look at the access to it.  

Lastly thank you all to the committee for funning the club on the hop so to speak! Committee meeting have been difficult to arrange this year due to work commitments. Hopefully that should change in the New Year.

We strive to be an angling club and not a match group. That is why we invest in our club. Anything that our members think we can improve please give me a call

Have a great Christmas and a better New Year

Alan Campbell

 

 

Friday 21st December 2018
Next Match, Three Pigeons Lock
Names are now being taken for the Canal Cup at Three Pigeons Lock on Sunday 6th January. Please book in with Steve Pitson or Alan Campbell for pegging purposes. 
Thursday 20th December 2018
Work Parties
There are a couple of work parties lined up for the New Year, to continue the good work of improving the small weir stream. This is vital to us if we need extra pegs on the cut. Please come along with tools etc.. but more importantly, gloves and safety glasses. Dates are Sunday 13th and Sunday 27th January
Sunday 16th December 2018
Ashley Wins First Match

Ashley Davis picked up his first piece of Silverware at the club. He was a convincing winner on a very hard river at Sandford. Full report here
Wednesday 5th December 2018

Christmas Match

Next match is the Christmas match at Sandford. Confirmation of attendance for the match will be Wednesday 12th December. Please book in with Alan Campbell or Steve Pitson (new number 07944335837)
Prizes and a buffet after the match at the Catherine Wheel, Sandford.
Please do not turn up without booking in, as there may not be a place if the match is switched to the lock cut

Draw is at a slightly earlier time of 7.15am in the Kings Arms Car Park

Sunday 3rd December 2018
Win Number 3 For Gerald

Gerald Perks made it a hatrick of wins on the river with a brilliant net of chub and roach on the Thames at Sandford. There were some fantastic back up weights as well . Full report here
Wednesday 28th November 2018
Next Match at Sandford

Please book in now with Steve Pitson or Alan Campbell for the next match at Sandford this Sunday

Please note that due to the last few days of heavy rain and more forecast, the match may be moved onto the lock cut. A decision will be made in due course. 

Sunday 18th November 2018
Gerald Perks Wins 2 on the Spin

Gerald works claimed back to back wins on the Thames with a hard earned net of skimmers, roach and chub at Sandford full report here
Sunday 18th November 2018
Wednesday 7th November 2018
Brian Hutchings Wins Clubman

Brian Hutchings was rewarded with a Bait-Tech Clubman weekly prize, with his fantastic 44lb haul of Roach at Boddington Reservoir. Brian became the 5th Littlemore angler to pick up a prize this season from the sponsors. Well done 

Wednesday 7th November 2018
Next Match Sandford
Names are now being taken for the next match at Sandford. This is the first match of the Winter League series. Please book in with Alan Campbell
Thursday 25th October 2018
Next Match Medley
Please book in for next match at Medley. For pegging purposes we need to know how many is coming. Draw is on the bank at the Perch Gate
Thursday 25th October 2018
Work Party
There will be a work Party this Sunday around the Weir Streams to move and cut down some fallen trees. Please bring tools, bin bags and gloves
Friday 19th October 2018
Next Match Boddington
We have just a couple of places left for this Sunday's match at Boddington. Please book in with Alan Campbell
Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Next Match, Bishops Bowl
Names are now being taken for the last match in the Aggregate Cup series. Please book in with Alan Campbell
Wednesday 26th September 2018
Next Match W Henwood Cup

Names are now being taken for this Sunday's match. It is the last match in the Summer League and also incorporates the Knock-Out Cup Final between Pete Clarke and Steve Pitson. Please book in with Steve Pitson or Alan Campbell
Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Wednesday 19th September 2018
Work Party
I think we all agree, we need to get down on the Meadow and open up a couple of swims that are un-fishable at the moment. Tools required saws and ropes etc. Don't forget gloves and eye protection
Tuesday 11th September 2018
Next Match, Secretary's Cup

Next match up is the Secretary's Cup at Sandford. We are expecting a big turnout for this match so please book in early. Please again book in with Alan Campbell or Steve Pitson for pegging purposes
Monday 10th September 2018
Pete Clarke Wins Clubman

Pete Clarke is the third angler this season to pick up a weekly Bait-Tech Clubman prize. His total catch of 15-13-00 of roach and perch at Sandford was enough to get him the nod from the judges
Wednesday 29th August 2018
Next Match Sumner Cup
Next match is this Sunday at Sandford. Please book in with Alan Campbell for pegging purposes.
Wednesday 29th August 2018
Thursday 23rd August 2018
Next Match Thames Shield
Next match is the ODAA/Littlemore AS Thames Shield to be fished at Sandford and Donnington over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Draw is at Meadow Lane off Donnington from 7.30am to 8.00am on both Sunday and Monday. Fishing Times are 10.00am-3.00pm. Entry fee is a total of £36 to be paid on Sunday morning to cover both days peg fees, pools and prize fund. After each day the results will be at the Duke of Monmouth on Abingdon Road. 
Wednesday 8th August 2018

Angling Trust Urges Clubs and Fisheries to increase licence applications for the control of cormorants and goosanders

The Angling Trust is urging angling clubs and fisheries to submit more licence applications over the coming winter to ensure that the maximum number of birds are controlled.

Government ministers have made it clear that they won’t consider raising the current 3,000 cap on the number of birds that can be shot until we can demonstrate that demand for licences is outstripping this figure. Although the 3,000 figure was narrowly missed in 2016/17, last year’s figures dropped to around 2,400.

The Trust is also urging angling clubs and fishery owners to work together with its Fishery Management Advisors and to apply for Area Based Licences. Some of the worst affected areas in the country are where the local angling community has failed to work together in this way.

The Angling Trust believes that these birds belong on the general shooting licence along with magpies and crows for as long as their conservation status is not threatened. The Trust has been continuing to make the case for increased control of cormorants and goosanders and has held several meetings recently with senior civil servants at Defra, Natural England, Welsh Government, Natural Resources Wales and the Environment Agency to try and secure greater protection for fish stocks.

Angling Trust is going to work with Natural England to provide better guidance to fishery managers about how to submit a successful application. Extensions into April and May can be applied for to protect migrating salmon smolts where relevant and if there is a cold winter in continental Europe and a significant influx of cormorants as a result, then additional licences could be issued at short notice.

In Wales, the Angling Trust is part of a new review group which has been set up to make recommendations to government early next year for policy to help protect fish stocks, and in particular salmon whose numbers have crashed on some rivers. 

The Angling Trust is working with colleagues in the European Anglers’ Alliance on a Baltic cormorant management plan and is also promoting a European-wide management plan at a meeting in Brussels scheduled for the autumn.

Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive of the Angling Trust & Fish Legal said: “We are doing all we can to protect fish and fishing from the rising numbers of cormorants and goosanders on our rivers and lakes despite substantial political resistance. We need the angling community to pull together by submitting a large volume of high quality applications, with our support, for Area Based Licences to control these birds at sustainable levels.”
Tuesday 7th August 2018
Next Match Sandford
Names are now being taken for the next match at Sandford. Two nets are required for this match. One for roach (for the Roach Cup) and another for any other species. Overall weight will win the prize money. Please book in with Steve Pitson or Alan Campbell
Tuesday 31st July 2018
Next Match Tunnel Barn Farm
Names are now being taken for next Sunday's match on the prolific House Lake at Tunnel Barn Farm. Please book in with Alan Campbell
Monday 23rd July 2018

ODAA/Littlemore A.S August Bank Holiday Thames Shield

Names are now being taken for the 2 day festival on the Thames at Donnington and Sandford on Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August . The event is open to club anglers only. No sponsored anglers can enter.

40 places are available. 20 anglers will fish at Donnington and 20 at Sandford. Then change places the following day. 

Entry fee is £10 for the 2 days. Pools on the day will be £10. Peg fees are £3.00 each day. Payout will be announced on the day, depending on all pegs taken. Winner will be decided on points over the 2 days.

Please book in with Wayne Gray 01865 201020 (ODAA) or Alan Campbell 07789334710 (Littlemore A.S)

Tuesday 17th July 2018
Steve Pope Wins Clubman

For the second match running at Sandford a Littlemore Member has picked up an Angling Times/Bait-Tech Clubman prize. Steve Pope was the man this time with a superb 16-08-00 of Roach
Tuesday 17th July 2018
Next Match Alders Farm

Names are no being taken for the next round of the Aggregate Cup on Pines Lake. Please book in with Alan Campbell
Tuesday 17th July 2018
Terry Collects British Citizen Award
Littlemore's  Mr Nice Guy, Terry Yates won a British Citizen Award for serving his community for three decades as an entertainer hosting charity events.

In 30 years he has raised £6,000 for Sobell House Hospice in Oxford and Macmillan Cancer Support following the death of his wife Anne who was cared for by both.

Terry also suffered a heart attack while taking part in a club competition in 2017 but is still planning fundraising events.

He said: “Community and communication equals a better quality of life.

“We don’t need to be rich or lead a lavish lifestyle, just having friends and family can make us rich beyond our wildest dreams.

“It’s very difficult to put a figure on the amount I’ve raised over the years, as I have done it without looking for recognition, so didn’t keep a count.

“I am sure my dear wife Anne will be looking down on me with a huge beaming smile when I get presented with my medal.”
Friday 6th July 2018
Thomas Need Wins Clubman
Thomas Need's first match at Sandford was a memorable one for him. He won the match comfortably with 19lb of Roach on the wag and mag. He was also rewarded with a prize from Sponsors Angling Times/Bait-Tech Clubman
Thursday 5th July 2018
Knock Out Cup
Draw for this years Knock Out Cup. First Round is Sunday 15th July at Sandford

Brian Hutchings v Mark Smith

Paul Hitchman v Chris Webb

Pete Clarke v Keith Harvey

Kevin Dolton v Tim Allen

Dave Allsworth v Terry Yates

Alan Campbell v Steve Pope

Malcolm Smith v Gerald Perks

Vernon Adams v Steve Pitson

1st Round Reserves

Steve Trotter
Mike Crimp
Paul Spencer
Gordon Collier
Andy Webb
Tom Need
Don Spearpoint
Thursday 5th July 2018
Next Match Sandford

Next match is the R Arnatt Cup. Pegs are limited to 21. Please book in with Alan Campbell
Thursday 28th June 2018
Next Match, Sandford
Next match is the J Henwood Shield. There are just a few places left at this weekends match. Please book in with Alan Campbell
Thursday 28th June 2018
Sandford Small Weir Clearance
Work from Aquamaintain is now complete at Sandford Small Weir Stream. It is now up to us all to Maintain it. Thank you very much to Jeff Woodhouse, Stu Manwaring, Thames Water and the guys at Aquamaintain Gfm for helping us out. The work to clear the weed and silt will be ongoing at later work parties
Tuesday 24th April 2018
Next Match S J Taylor Cup

Next match is the last official match of the 2017/18 season. This was a match postponed due to the bad weather. The match will take place next Sunday (29th April) on the Oxford Canal at Enslow Wharf (Rock of Gibraltar) on Sunday 29th April 2018.  This is the last match in the Top Tackle Points Shield and Prior Cup. Please book in with Alan Campbell for pegging purposes. 
Tuesday 24th April 2018
Spring League Prize Fund
This years Spring League has been boosted with prizes for the top three at the end of the series. We would like to thank Top Tackle and BJP Insurance for their kind gestures. 

1st place will receive a £50 voucher from Top Tackle and £25 from BJP Insurance

2nd place will receive a £25 voucher from Top Tackle and £35 from BJP Insurance

3rd place will receive £25 from BJP Insurance

Sunday 15th April 2018
Littlemore Through To Next Round

Littlemore are through to the next round of the Angling Times/Bait-Tech Clubman, after a narrow victory at Buscot Park. Steve Pitson lead the way with 39lb 15oz of bream for top place but it was the ground out section wins that clamed the victory. Next Round is the weekend of June 16th/June 17th

Elgin AC

Littlemore AS
Peg Angler Weight Points Peg Angler  Weight Points
7 J Dixie 03-09-00 2 6 Alan Campbell 05-07-00 1
9 A Dixie 23-02-00 1 8 Gerald Perks 01-04-00 2
11 G Laidler 17-05-00 2 10 Steve Pitson 39-15-00 1
13 T Robinson 27-10-00 1 12 Pete Clarke 15-00-00 2
15 Maggoo 10-00-00 2 14 Brian Hutchings 15-06-00 1
31 J Williams 04-08-00 2 32 Chris Webb 07-02-00 1
Total Weight: 86-02-00 10 Total Weight: 84-02-00 8
Friday 13th April 2018
Fishing At Rose Island
The club are pleased to announce that we now have the fishing rights at "Rose Island" Kennington. The bream and roach fishing is fantastic along the stretch. Access is via Cow Lane at Kennington and then over the Pedestrian Bridge over the railway lines. Fishing is from the Railway Bridge down to Fiddlers Elbow. 

We will also be holding a Junior Competition along this stretch so watch out for details

 
Monday 9th April 2018
2018-19 Fixtures
Next Seasons Fixtures are now on the link. Commercial Fisheries will need to booked. Please download the form and send it to Alan Campbell. 
Friday 30th March 2018

Weir Stream Clearance Ready To Start

Work is ready to start at Sandford Weir Stream to clear fallen trees and other debris from the river. The work is to be carried out by Aquamaintain, but we will need volunteers to clear and burn some of the wood. As soon as a start date is announced I will rally the troops. In the meantime please leave the area as it is, as we are awaiting a Biodiversity report from the Environment Agency to see if there are any nesting birds there.

Thursday 29th March 2018
S H Taylor Match Confirmed
Last official match of the 2017/18 season will now be fished on the Oxford Canal at Enslow Wharf (Rock of Gibraltar) on Sunday 29th April 2018.  This is the last match in the Top Tackle Points Shield and Prior Cup. Please book in with Alan Campbell for pegging purposes. 
Wednesday 28th March 2018

Dolton Wins Clubman Award

Kevin Dolton claimed a weekly prize from Angling Times/Bait-Tech Clubman for his fantastic net of bream at Club Lake. Well done
Friday 23rd March 2018
Supercup Venue Confirmed
We will fish against Elgin AC at Buscot Park on Sunday 15th April. The National Trust venue opens the grounds from Sunday 1st April for anglers to have a fish. We hope to have a full practice on Sunday 8th April. More details to follow

Details: Buscot Park, Faringdon,

Oxfordshire SN7 8BU.

Telephone: 01367 240786

Thursday 15th March 2018
River Season Ends

The river season came to an end yesterday, but there is now need to pack your gear away. Your permit still covers the ODAA canal from Bletchingdon to Heyford and also Hinksey Lake. 
Wednesday 14th March 2018
Next Match Oxford Canal
Next match is the APC Challenge Cup. The match will be fished on the Oxford Canal, Kings Bridge. Draw is 7.30am. Please book in with Alan Campbell for pegging purposes
Friday 2nd March 2018
S H Taylor Match Off
Due to the adverse weather, this Sunday's match has been called off.
Monday 22nd February 2018
APC Challenge Cup Re-Arranged
The match that was called off in December because of the snow, has now been re-arranged for Sunday 18th March. The venue is the Oxford Canal at Kings Bridge.
Sunday 21st February 2018
Next Match S H Taylor Cup
Next match is a Top Tackle Points Shield match Medley. We will be fishing the top end of Medley and can park at Godstow Lock. Please be there for 7.00am prompt. This is also the last match in the Prior Cup Series. Please book in with Alan Campbell for pegging purposes
Sunday 21st February 2018
Spring League 2018
Names are now being taken for the Spring League which kicks off at Club Lake on Sunday 22nd April. Next match is at Tunnel Barn Farm on Sunday 6th May and the last match is at White Bishops Lake at Bishops Bowl on Sunday 20th May. Please book in with Alan Campbell
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Saturday 27th January 2018
Next Match K Mills Cup

Next Match is on Sunday 4th February. Due to the rising river, we have decided to move the match onto the Lock Cut. Please book in with Alan Campbell. There are 16 pegs available. Match Booking Priority Points Apply. 

Thames Area Fisheries Newsletter

Tuesday 9th January 2018

Next Match M Whipp Cup

Next match on Sunday 21st January will now be fished on the Thames at Medley. Hopefully the river should be fishable. If not we will make a decision to fish a canal or Stillwater.
Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Next Match R C Smith Cup
This Sunday's match scheduled for Sandford has been switched to the Oxford Canal at Three Pigeons Lock. Draw is at 7.30am on the bank. Please book in with Alan Campbell for pegging purposes
Thursday 28th December 2017