Saturday 14th November 2020
Litter Pick Cancelled
Tomorrows litter pick has been cancelled due to the rising river. We will try and organise another next weekend together with a work party.
Wednesday 11th November 2020
Next Match
If lockdown is lifted on the 2nd December our next match is the M Whipp Cup at Boddington Reservoir. Please book in with Alan Campbell
Monday 9th November 2020

Lockdown Litter Pick

We are looking for volunteers this Sunday to litter pick around the lock cut and weir pools. PPE is required and Social Distancing is a must.

Meet at the Lock at 9.00am where Lock Keeper Aidan will have bin bags and sharp bins if needed

You must also download this consent form to carry out the work.


If you are buying PPE and tools to carry out the litter pick, please send receipts to Alan Campbell and the club will reimburse you. Thank you

Wednesday 4th November 2020
Fish safely, locally and respect the ‘rule of two’ during lockdown

The regulations are clear and you can only leave home to fish with members of your own household, your support bubble or with one other individual. The Rule of Six is now effectively the Rule of Two for most of us. The tightening of the rules on ‘gatherings’ means that match fishing or any other organised fishing event is PROHIBITED by law during lockdown.

This puts paid to our match this Sunday at Pondwood Fisheries and Donnington on the 22nd. However we hope to catch these back, once there is a return to the three tier system of restrictions.

We also want to as many of our members to tidy up our waters, with a bit of socially distancing maintenance. If you got tools that can help us tidy up a few pegs please do so. We will also hope to arrange some maintenance work on weekends.

Please download the form if you wish to help us out

We have some great fishing out there so get out and enjoy and stay safe

Wednesday 28th October 2020
Fixtures Update

Last Sunday's cancelled match, has been re-arranged for the Oxford Canal at Elizabeth Jennings Way. Please book in with Steve Pitson or Alan Campbell
Monday 26th October 2020
Get Off the X Box and Get on your Tackle Box


Free Junior permit and Tackle Box sticker for all under 16 anglers applying this week. This is only available online. Please claim you free permit here
Saturday 24th October 2020

The river is carrying a lot of extra water and more rain is forecast. Not only that parking in the field would be impossible.
The club has decided to postpone Sunday's match and try and fish it again next Sunday
Friday 16th October 2020
Lost Property

Have you lost your nets!

If you recognise these are yours, do not worry, they are in safe hands with our Water Keepers, waiting for you to come and collect them

Thanks to their vigilante surveillance, can you please reward them when you pick them them up with your permit (If you have one)

On a serious note, the Environment Agency are constantly monitoring Sandford together with our Water Keepers. If you are caught, we will fight for the highest punishment

Monday 5th October 2020
Next Match

Please book in for our next match at Donnington. The match has been re-arranged away from Sandford due to the high river, Parking is in Meadow Lane. Draw is 7.30am under Donnington Bridge. This is the last match in the Summer League and also a KO Cup Match
Friday 25th September 2020
Take Your Litter Home

Our Bailiffs are constantly complaining, about the amount of litter left behind by night anglers.

If this continues at this rate, night fishing may well be removed.

Our Bailiffs will be monitoring who is in the swims that night and checking in the morning. Don't risk your permit for being lazy

Tuesday 22nd September 2020
Next Match

Names are now being taken for the Vice-Presidents Cup Please book in via Facebook or phone/message Alan Campbell. Please arrive in the Meadows by 7.15 to avoid delaying the rolling draw
Tuesday 22nd September 2020
Thames Festival Result

Congratulations to Cameron Hughes, winning the Thames Festival with a perfect 3pt score and a fantastic 48-4-12 weight. The match was held on the Thames at Culham, Abingdon and our club waters at Sandford.

Sandford fished practically well with several double figure nets over the 3 days.

Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Water Booked

Sandford will be used for the Thames Festival on Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th September.
Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Next Match

Names are now being taken for the Aggregate Cup match at Clattercote. This has been moved due to essential maintenance at Buscot Park. We have 20 pegs on the match. Please book in early in case I need to book anymore pegs. Please book in with  Alan Campbell
Monday 17th August 2020

Next Match

Littlemore A.S/Top Tackle Thames Shield

This years Thames Shield will take place over the August Bank Holiday on Sunday 30th and Monday 31st August.

Donnington will not be used this year due to Social Distancing. The match will be at Sandford and Folly. Entry fee is 40 for the 2 day festival. There will be 4 section payout each day. Prize money will depend on entrance. Top Tackle have generously donated prizes of 50, 30 and 20 for the top 3. The match is open to any ODAA Club angler.

Draw for venue will be at Redbridge Park & Ride on Sunday 30th. Draw for pegs will take place at the venue you have drawn. Please book in  with Alan Campbell or Wayne Gray at Top Tackle.


Tuesday 4th August 2020

Next Match

Names are now being taken for the Tony Perks Roach Cup. 2 nets are required for the match if you wish to compete for the trophy. All species will be weighed for the Pools Win
Tuesday 4th August 2020

Fixture Update

Due to Maintenance work at Buscot Park, the second round of the Aggregate Cup will be fished at Clattercote Reservoir on Sunday 6th September.
Tuesday 4th August 2020
Garbolino Club Angler of The Year

Steve Johnson will represent Littlemore Angling Society, in the Garbolino Club Angler of the year Semi-Final at Todber Manor. The match will be on Friday 11th September. Good Luck Steve
Thursday 23rd July 2020

Next Match

Names are no being taken for the next match at Sandford. Please book in with Alan Campbell or on our Facebook page. 24 pegs available on the Meadows. If we are over subscribed, the lock cut will be used. We want all our members to fish. A Live draw on Saturday 1st August, will be used to advise the anglers where they will be fishing.
Thursday 23rd July 2020

Knock-Out Cup 1st Round

Next Sunday is the First Round of the Knock-Out Cup. Terry Yates will defend his title with a draw against Steve Pitson.

Full Draw

Malcolm Smith v Steve Pope
Terry Yates v Steve Pitson
Brian Hutchings v Nathan Thompson
Gerald Perks v Steve Isaac
David Allsworth v Steve Eeles
Alan Campbell v Vernon Adams
Andy Webb v Chris Webb
Kevin Dolton v Pete Clarke

Monday 13th July 2020

Next Match

Next match is the First Round of the Aggregate Cup. The match will be at Bishops Bowl Fishery on White Bishops Lake. Please book in with Alan Campbell.
Monday 13th July 2020
Littlemore Bow out of Supercup
Littlemore lost out in the First Round of the Angling Times/Bait-Tech Supercup.

The match was a real grueller for most and only 3 anglers broke double figures.

The match was won by South Cerney with 10pts. Littlemore and Elgin tied on 13pts

Littlemore had the Individual winner of Chris Webb. He had 72-13-00 of bream on the pole with pellet.

Thursday 9th July 2020
Water Booking Change

Banbury & District AA water booking at Sandford this Sunday has been switched to Sunday 19th July.
Tuesday 30th June 2020
Next Match

Names are now being taken for next Sunday's match at Sandford. Only 24 pegs are available, so please book in early with Steve Pitson or Alan Campbell. 24 places only are available due to peg maintenance, weed growth and cattle drinks.
Cut off date for the match is Wednesday 1st July. Loyalty Points will apply.
Pools will be 10 all in.

This match is now Fully Booked

Monday 15th June 2020
Tight Lines

Good Luck to all our members out on the bank today.
Thursday 11th June 2020
First Match


Names are now being taken for our first match of the season. We are expecting a good turnout, so please book in early with Alan Campbell and please do not turn up late. Gates will be locked at 7.20.

Cut off date for Loyalty Points will be Sunday 21st June when line up is announced

How we will Run The Matches

Next to the fixture on each match, a link will explain the peg, pools, section pools and league pool. Peg fee is mandatory, pools are optional. You may pay by Paypal (leaving a note what you are paying for) but we will still accept cash payment in a sealed envelope of the correct payment.) Download and Print off the form, tick what you are paying for and place in an envelope. If you don't have a printer just writedown what you are paying (most will be all in)

Match Secretary/Captain of the Day will draw peg numbers going down the list of anglers booked in

Payout will be paid out via Paypal or cash at the next match.

Pool Sheet can be downloaded below. Fill it out and place in an envelope together with payment.

Peg Fee 2.00

Pools (Optional) 5.00

Golden Peg (Optional) 1.00

Section Pool (Optional) 1.00

Summer League (Optional) 1.00






Monday 8th June2020

Our Supercup match v Elgin and South Cerney is back on. We will fish the match at Club Lake on Saturday 11th July
Saturday 6th June 2020

Match Secretary

Due to work and family commitments, Steve Pitson has decided to step down as Match Secretary. The Club would like to thank all the effort and commitment Steve has done for the club on match days for a number of years

We are now looking for an Interim Match Secretary for the coming season. Most of the match bookings and pools will be done online to speed things up. We need someone that will be at most matches and record the results with the help other members. Please contact Alan Campbell if you fancy a go. There is free membership and an Honorarium.

Thursday 4th June 2020
First Match Sandford

The opening match of the season will start at Sandford. We hope to fit the postponed Aggregate Cup match  later on in the season. If we can't, it will be a 3 match series.

How we will Run The Matches

Next to the fixture on each match, a link will explain the peg, pools, section pools and league pool. Peg fee is mandatory, pools are optional. You may pay by Paypal (leaving a note what you are paying for) but we will still accept cash payment in a sealed envelope of the correct payment.)

Payout will be paid out via Paypal or cash at the next match

Tuesday 2nd June 2020
Looking Good Down The Meadows

It's the first time since last year, that we have had a chance to get down on the Meadows. Lots of work needed doing, and a good turnout of volunteers turned out Sunday to prepare the bank for the magical 16th. Pegs were levelled and grid tiles were laid. Trees were trimmed back and gates repaired.

Thank you to all the volunteers. Once again "Investing in Angling"

Saturday 30th May 2020
Work Party

There will be a work party on the Meadow tomorrow from 8.00am-Noon. We will work on separate pegs to avoid working in close proximity. Please bring tools and PPE. Hand Gel and Drinking water is also a must.
Tuesday 26th May 2020
Match Fishing Gets The Green Light
Robust new best practice guidelines published by the Angling Trust to bring match fishing in line with COVID-19 procedures have now been agreed by the government as a basis for competitions to resume immediately. These include no gathering of competitors for the draw or prize giving and special equipment and arrangements to maintain social distancing during the weigh-in.

The Angling Trust guidelines were produced in consultation with leading anglers, organisers and fisheries in the match fishing community across all angling disciplines.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) made clear in their announcement and supporting literature on 13th May 2020 that it was unlikely that competitions could be undertaken across any sporting discipline.

However, the Angling Trust compiled a case for the best practice guidelines to form the basis on which match fishing can comply with both the overarching government guidance that accompanies the Coronavirus regulations and the specific prohibitions on public gatherings of more than two people from different households. Failure to follow these guidelines would almost certainly invalidate the insurance of clubs or fisheries and will certainly expose anglers, and therefore the wider public, to a great risk of infection.

In last week’s submission to the DCMS, Angling Trust CEO Jamie Cook set out the reasons why competition fishing was different to other sports in ways which make it potentially compliant with the correct safeguards in place.

Fishing competitions involve no contact between competitors and is more or less the comparison of catch returns at the end of the day
Social distancing is maintained at all times during an angling competition
There are no spectators
No competitor is allowed to make contact with another competitor or their equipment

The Angling Trust best practice document was presented to Sport England and the DCMS last week who agreed that they were ‘sensible’ and could be issued this week as the basis for a safe resumption of match fishing in England. In response, DCMS also stated that they were looking for sports to satisfy themselves that all guidance they are producing for their members adheres to the overarching guidance published by the government.

Angling Trust CEO Jamie Cook welcomed the response saying: “We were always committed to move through the phases of our plan for the resumption of all forms of angling as quickly as possible, bearing in mind the changes in government guidance and the need to present angling as a safe and responsible outdoor activity.

"It’s because we have acted sensibly and professionally that the government is happy to see the Angling Trust guidelines as the basis for a return to competitive fishing in all angling disciplines.

"My message to match anglers and organisers is not to take this for granted, particularly when many other sports are restricted to participation with no more than one other individual. By all means enjoy fishing matches again but please do so safely by following our guidelines to minimise the risk.”

Following the easing of some of the lockdown restrictions on May 13th, general guidance to anglers in the Angling Trust’s When We Fish Again report will be revised. The changes will include:

A resumption in match fishing in line with best practice guidance
The use of keep nets will be permitted for all anglers
Kayak and boat fishing in freshwater

Steve Ringer said: “As a match angler first and foremost this is great news and it is a credit to the Angling Trust’s approach that we find ourselves back so soon. We must however now make sure we justify this by meeting the guidelines and setting an example to all. Its good to be back!”

Chris Clark, BCAe said: “I’m delighted to hear the news that match fishing can resume and commend the Angling Trust on their work in this area. It’s incredibly important that everyone, organisers and anglers, play our part and follow rules, guidance and best practice to ensure competitions are safe for everyone involved.”

Ifor Jones, of Fishery Management Draycote-Eyebrook-Thornton, said: "It’s great news that anglers will be able to fish competitions once again and I applaud the Angling Trust for being proactive and supporting the safe reintroduction of competitions. I look forward to welcoming competitive anglers to our fisheries in due course.”

Aaron Grantham of Lindholme Lakes said: “Great to see that the hard work and commitment from the Angling Trust and all the other individuals involved paid off. We can now get match fishing going again in a safe manner."

Dave Harrell added: “I’m delighted with the news that competition fishing is back. The important thing now is that all match anglers respect the current situation we are in and work closely with competition organisers to ensure that we have totally safe events.

"We’ve got long daylight hours at present so we must take our time and think carefully about our actions when it comes to things like weighing in."
Saturday 23rd May 2020
Preparing for Matches

The Angling Trust have put forward our case to get Match Fishing back on the agenda. If all pegs are available by our first match at Sandford, then there will be no issues with social distancing. However we will have to play it by ear when we come to fish Commercial venues. There may be a reduction in pegs.

Plans for Matches

Booking in payment of Pools / Entry money

  • Anglers should "book in" to a competition as per normal either through our Facebook page. phone or SMS.
  • Pools and peg fees should be paid as stipulated on the website. There will be a link to pay via Paypal. Peg Fee is mandatory. Pools is optional.  Please leave a note on the Paypal transaction of what you are paying. Wherever possible, we will avoid cash transactions. Anglers paying by cash should place money in a sealed envelope

Arrival at venue

  • Competitors should travel in accordance with current Government guidelines only.
  • At Sandford, please be prompt and give yourself plenty of time. We need to close the gates at 7.20am and disinfect.
  • On arrival at the venue vehicles should pay strict attention to signage and park under the instructions of the fishery/organiser.
  • On leaving the vehicle, strict social distancing measures must be adhered to at all times maintaining a minimum of 2 metres apart. No physical greetings handshaking etc. to take place.

The Draw

  • The draw should be held in accordance with the clubs pre-stated process to ensure social distancing is maintained..
  • The Match Secretary will draw all the pegs for all the anglers.
  • When a peg is allocated the angler should immediately make their way to the fishing location as normal.

Weighing in

  • At the end of the competition, competitors will be expected to remain at their pegs until the weighing official arrives.
  • Strictly no anglers are permitted to follow the scales. Ensuring safety and adherence to the social distance guidelines during the weigh-in is the responsibility of the Match Secretary.
  • Two weighing officials will be appointed, one to weigh the fish and the other to record the weights.
  • Weighing officials should consider the use of gloves and masks as a precaution and maintain social distancing measures at all times.
  • The angler should remove their keepnet themselves and transfer the fish into the weigh sling without breaching social distancing guidance (weigh slings of a self-supporting design achieve this).
  • he angler must then step away to allow the weighing official to come in and weigh the fish. The weighing official then calls the weight and the anglers must agree that they are happy with it. The weighing official then returns the fish to the water.
  • The process is then repeated if several weighs are required. Social distancing guidelines i.e. the 2m rule should be obeyed at all times. Once weighed in the angler will pack up and return directly to their vehicle.

In order to avoid breaching Government rules on organised gatherings special attention should be made to the announcement of results at the end of the match.

Payouts / collection of winnings

  • The club will post results of the match online as soon as possible for competitors to view
  • The club will payout winnings directly into the angler’s bank account by electronic means. (Paypal)
  • Anglers without this option will be paid out in a sealed envelope. They can collect it from the Secretary or pick it up on the next match available.


At the end of the day please stay alert. If you can think of any other guideline that we can use, please email the Secretary




Tuesday 19th May 2020

As promised we are working to move quickly from phase 1 to phase 2 of our plan to get everyone fishing again.

Riverfest organiser Dave Harrell, England internationals Steve Ringer and Dean Barlow and Lindholme fishery boss Aaron Grantham are amongst a group of highly experienced match fishing enthusiasts who have been working with the Angling Trust to deliver robust new guidelines to bring competition fishing in line with COVID-19 procedures which, it is hoped, will secure the necessary agreement from Government to allow match fishing to resume as soon as possible.

Full details here Angling Trust Latest News

Sunday 17th May 2020
Night Fishing At Sandford Weirs

Just a heads up to all members that want to Night Fish the weir streams this year. 1st of all you must have a "Night Fishing Permit" You can request one (Free of Charge) through the Secretary when you order your permit online.

If you buy your permit through the fishing shops (when they open) and you require a "Night Fishing Permit" then you must send a Stamped Addressed Envelope together with your Membership Number to the Secretary. We do not issue any permits on the bank, and you will be asked to leave if you do not have one.

General Rules for Night Fishing the Weir Streams only 

  • No enclosed bivvies to be used only open fronted shelters.

  • No bed chairs allowed on the rivers2 Rods Maximum

  • Anglers are permitted to leave their ‘swim’ for a maximum of 90 minutes in any one single 24 hour period. Any longer and the ‘swim’ must be vacated.

  • Do not leave rods unattended

  • Swims cannot under any circumstances be ‘reserved’ by placing buckets etc. into swims.

  • Fish retaining ‘sacks’ or Keepnets are not allowed


Thursday 14th May 2020
Maintaining Our Waters
It is going to be tricky organising work parties in the Lockdown, but if you do want to go out and do a little bit around our waters (especially the weir stream) please download the form here to say you are working on behalf of Littlemore Angling Society.

Monday 11th May 2020
Fishing Resumes
The Prime Minister has announced that as from Wednesday we can resume fishing. We are quite fortunate we have a stretch of canal from Bletchingdon to Upper Heyford on the club card . We also have Hinksey Lake in Oxford. All this through our affiliation to ODAA

If you are going out to fish these venues, please adhere to the Government/Angling Trust guidelines.

  • Please do not fish near moored boats.
  • Keep 15m apart from other anglers
  • Do not clutter the towpath. Other people need to walk there.
  • Try fishing where the towpath is wider. 
  • Do not use keepnets
  • Use PPE to open and close gates etc...
  • Carry Hand Gel

........most of all get out there and enjoy it. Stay Safe, Stay Alert

Don't forget your Rod Licence and Club Permit.

More details here


Monday 11th May 2020

The Angling Trust has given a warm welcome to the announcement today (May 10th) by Prime Minster Boris Johnson that recreational fishing looks set to resume in England on Wednesday, May 13th.

The Prime Minister announced the resumption of ‘unlimited outdoor sports’ from Wednesday providing they are conducted alone or with members of the same household and that social distancing rules are followed at all times.

A government source confirmed that “outdoor exercise includes angling, golf, water sports and tennis providing social distanced from Wednesday.”

The decision to include outdoor activities such as angling in the first wave of newly permitted activities followed weeks of intense advocacy and lobbying by the Angling Trust which unified the angling community like never before and saw over 8,000 individual emails sent to MPs and dozens of articles in the regional and national press in support of a safe return for angling.

The Prime Minister is making a full statement to the House of Commons tomorrow and the Angling Trust will be seeking clarification about the reopening of tackle shops and confirmation of any restrictions on how angling should be practised during the next phase.
Sunday 10th May 2020

We don't know when the Government will decide to ease restrictions and allow angling to recommence. However, when they do, it will be essential that fisheries and clubs prepare properly to ensure that angling is safe for all and that social distancing measures are adhered to. To help clubs and fisheries prepare, we have drawn up a set of guidelines which are now available to download
Sunday 3rd May 2020
We want to express our full backing for the sensible and professionally presented proposals that the Angling Trust submitted to government this week to get us all back fishing safely as soon as possible.
Unfortunately match fishing simply can’t happen under the current public health guidelines on social distancing and the prohibition of public gatherings. One of the key arguments to permit fishing to resume at all is that ‘angling is a largely solitary activity’ and however well-managed a competition is, there is no way to avoid it being a gathering of people from different households.

We will still hold out to get our fixtures started for the start of the season. However this looks highly unlikely under the current circumstances.

We are also looking at ways to stop social gathering.

  • Paying pools up front will be a no brainer. We can do this via Paypal when you book in. We can also payout this way.
  • Drawing can be done by the Match Secretary only
  • We hope to have a cradle to make weighing in a single man process.

These are just some ideas. If you have any please email Alan Campbell.

We may also get the go ahead to start getting down to Sandford and start the work parties. Again this will have to be done within Government guidelines

In the meantime Stay Safe

Friday 1st May 2020

New Membership Starts Today!

 2020-21 Memberships are now available through the club website only. At the moment we can offer Paypal and cheque requests .

Due to the shops being shut, this is the only option. When the shops re-open, this will also cause an issue as the outlets will only offer CARD only sales due to Government restrictions with handling money. Permits are sold in the shops CASH only, due to the VAT payments. This could result on a delay for your permit, as the shop will have to send the application to myself
So please use the Membership request through the club now. We are geared up to get your permit to your door, without even leaving the house (unless you are posting)
If you are requesting a Night Fishing permit for the weir streams, these will only be issued through the club. They will not be distributed to the shops.

Thanks again for your continued support

Stay safe.

Monday 27th April 2020
Angling Trust Proposal To Get Us Fishing
A Big Day for Angling - with the launch of the Angling Trust’s ‘When We Fish Again’ report. These proposals have been sent to Government to get us back fishing as safely as possible under new guidelines which would see the phased resumption of the sport we all love. They have been drawn up in consultation with some of the biggest names in angling. The plans are already being considered by government ministers ahead of their next review of restrictions on May 7th. Watch our video to find out more
Stay Safe
Monday 20th April 2020

The Angling Trust has launched a new website - Fishing Buzz - to keep anglers and their families entertained during the Covid-19 lockdown and help relieve some of the stress and worries we’re all experiencing right now.

It’s packed with news, views, tips, videos, advice and more! Learn how to tie the perfect fly, revisit the work of our marine team in 2019, watch Jeremy Wade catch arapaima on a fly in an episode from River Monsters, stay fit with some crazy carpy workouts or take a trip back in time with our look at angling in a bygone age.

We’ve even got a section specially for kids! And we’ll also be sharing content from some of the top names in the sport so if you are a manufacturer, fishery or other angling organisation and want to help us keep the fishing habit through this period please get in touch at and we will be happy to work with you.

We’ll be adding new content daily – and if there’s anything you’d particularly like to see just email us at or send us a message on Facebook.

Don’t forget to let all your fishing friends know about Fishing Buzz!
Tuesday 7th April 2020
Lure Angling

Predator fishing is a wildly popular branch of our sport in the UK with many specialist predator anglers and clubs. UK anglers use a variety of natural and artificial baits in our hobby, but this attitude is not shared across the globe with many areas such as the US preferring to solely use artificial lures.

The reason for these differences in methods is unclear. Consequently, Atticus Albright, a masters student at the University of Durham has chosen to study the attitudes of UK freshwater predator anglers towards both natural and artificial baits and has requested the aid of the club. He hopes to reveal the most popular predator baits, why anglers use them as well as whether the use of natural dead baits has any significant impact on our native stocks of bait species such as lamprey.

In order to do this he will need to conduct telephone questionnaires with anglers so that they can express their opinion. The phone questionnaire will be short, and completely confidential. If any predator anglers are willing to help please contact him at"

Thursday 2nd April 2020
Annual General Meeting
Obviously the Annual General Meeting will have to be put on the back burner for the time being.

We will try and organise a meeting/presentation when we get the ok.

In the meantime, if you have any proposals please still email them to me or phone me. If it' a match rule that may effect the coming season, I will put it to the vote on our Facebook page. Stay safe

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Spring League 2020

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this years Spring League has been cancelled.
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Latest Advice-Stop Fishing and Stay Safe
We must all do what is required of us by the Government and work together to fight this pandemic. Therefore, until further notice we should all refrain from fishing. This is about saving lives and supporting the NHS.

COVID-19 Resource Hub

For Individual Anglers

Sunday 15th March 2020

Littlemore will face South Cerney Gold and Elgin AC in the first round of the Angling Times/Bait-Tech Supercup.

The match will be fished at Club Lake on Sunday 26th April 2020

Sunday 15th March 2020

Next Match

Last match of the season will be fished at Club Lake, Orchid Lakes. Please book in as normal with Alan Campbell or Steve Pitson. Draw time is slightly later at 8.30am
Sunday 29th December 2019
Spring League 2020

Dates and Venues have now been sorted for the Spring League 2020

Sunday 19th April Ivy House

Sunday 3rd May Hunts Corner Pond

Sunday 24th May Frobury Farm

Please book in early as we have limited pegs on these venues. Loyalty Points will apply for all matches

Please book in with Alan Campbell

Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Next Match

Hopefully the Thames should be fining down. Please book in for the last match of the season on the river. Draw is on the bank at the Perch gate.
Monday 24th February 2020

Latest News from the Angling Trust
Sunday 23rd February 2020
Next Match
Next match is the re-arranged R C Smith Cup. We will fish the match over the 2 lakes at Laura's Lagoon. Please book in with Alan Campbell or Steve Pitson
Sunday 23rd February 2020
Possible new Gravel Pit Excavation

A new quarry site is being proposed by Oxfordshire County Council, in Nuneham Courtenay/Sandford border next to the River Thames.

The site allocation is currently open for consultation until 4th March 2020

Thursday 20th February 2020
Fixtures Update
The RC Smith Cup will now take place at Laura's Lagoon on Sunday 1st March. The S H Taylor Cup has been switched from Sandford to Medley Down. Both fixtures are subject to weather and river conditions
Wednesday 19th February 2020
Venue Switch

This Sunday's match has been switched to Lakeview Fishery in Worminghall. Please book in with Alan Campbell. We are limited to 18 pegs only
Friday 14th February 2020
Now Storm Dennis Cancels Sundays Match
This Sunday's match has been cancelled due to "Storm Dennis" coming in over the weekend

As always, Health and Safety comes first. The re-arranged date/venue will be announced soon.
Wednesday 12th February 2020
Next Match
Next match is the re-arranged Keith Mills Cup, this Sunday at Donnington. Draw is on the bank at 7.30am sharp. Parking is at the Cricket Pavilion.

We are aware of "Storm Dennis" this weekend. A decision will be made Saturday if the weather puts anglers at risk due to high winds!

Please contact Steve Pitson or Alan Campbell

Friday 7th February 2020
Storm Ciara Cancels Sundays Match
Due to the predicted storm that is heading our way, we have decided to cancel the match this Sunday on the grounds of Health and Safety.

The match will now take place the following Sunday at Donnington

Wednesday 28th January 2020

Promoting Fishing on Old Father Thames


Two long established angling clubs in the Oxford and Reading areas have decided to enter into a new water sharing agreement with aim of encouraging more anglers to experience some of the great fishing that the River Thames has to offer.  

Reading & District Angling Association (RDAA) have offered Oxford based Littlemore Angling Society (LAS) members free access to over two miles of the Thames at Northmoor and Sandford weir stream in return with help with bailiffing and maintenance. Littlemore are offering RDAA members fishing on their waters at Sandford Meadows and Kennington below Oxford. The arrangements exclude match days but both clubs are in discussions about the possibility of holding joint matches on the river.  

Both these stretches of the Thames produce excellent bags of roach, big catches of bream in certain areas as well as chub, barbel, pike and perch to specimen sizes. 

Angling Trust Policy Chief and RDAA President Martin Salter said: 

“The middle Thames is full of fish these days and some of the recent match weights have been nothing short of spectacular yet outside of competitions it is rare to see more than a handful of people fishing this wonderful river. I’m delighted that we’ve been able to open up more fishing for members of both clubs and we hope our partnership will encourage other angling associations to enter into similar arrangements. After all, why compete when you can cooperate.” 

Alan Campbell, Secretary of Littlemore Angling Society added: 

“ We already have the fishing on some of the bank opposite the RDAA waters at Sandford Weir and I know our barbel anglers in particular will welcome the opportunity to have full access to the weir pool. The RDAA stretch at Northmoor, above Oxford, has a good pedigree but has been under fished for years. It will certainly be another good option for our members and we know that the Reading anglers will enjoy some of the great roach and chub fishing that we have to offer below the weir stream at Sandford Meadows and for the bream up at Kennington. This arrangement is a ‘win win’ for both clubs.” 

Thames specialist and angling journalist Keith Arthur said:  

“How refreshing to see clubs who could easily be rivals collaborating to achieve the best outcomes for their members and, especially, the future of some brilliant wild fishing on the River Thames. In most walks of life there’s no doubt teamwork has enormous benefits and this is a fine example.” 

The new arrangements come into force from June 16th 2020


Wednesday 28th January 2020
Venue Switched
The Keith Mills Cup scheduled for Sandford on Sunday 9th March 2020, has been switched to Donnington up. Draw and fishing times remain the same.
Tuesday 21st January 2020

This Sundays match has been postponed due to the state of the river. A new date/venue will be announced shortly
Tuesday 31st January 2019
The Society would like to wish all our members a very Happy New Year and thank you for your continued support. 
Sunday 29th December 2019
Spring League 2020

Dates and Venues have now been sorted for the Spring League 2020

Sunday 19th April Ivy House

Sunday 3rd May Hunts Corner Pond

Sunday 24th May Frobury Farm

Please book in early as we have limited pegs on these venues. Loyalty Points will apply for all matches

Please book in with Alan Campbell

We would like to wish all our members and their families a very Merry Christmas. We are very grateful for your continued support for Littlemore Angling Society. Plans are already in place for our members for 2020, so watch this space. What we will need is the enthusiasm and commitment from all members. Our portfolio of waters is steadily growing but our work parties are dwindling. Please support us next year. It will be for everybody's benefit.

Again thanks for 2019. 

"Always Investing in Angling"


Wednesday 18th December 2019

Christmas Match Switch

Due to the river being in flood, the Christmas match has now been switched to Clattercote Reservoir. Please book in with Alan Campbell if you want to fish
Sunday 8th December 2019
Christmas Match

Names are now being taken for this years Christmas Match. The venue is now at Donnington. Parking is in Meadow Lane just off Donnington Bridge.  Draw is 7.30 on the bank. Peg Fee is 5.00 which includes prize and hot buffet at The Catherine Wheel, Sandford after the match. Optional pools are available on the day

Please book in early. Cut off date is Wednesday 18th December
Thursday 21st November 2019

Angling Trust Division 2 National Championship 2020

Next years Angling Trust Division 2 National will take place on Saturday 12th September. The venue is fairly close to home on the Gloucester Canal. If there is enough interest from the Regular anglers that have supported the matches, we will enter a team (Optional pools Available)

All anglers must be Individual Members of the Angling Trust

If you fancy it, first make sure that you are available that weekend. We will have dates where we can fish a few practice matches and also anglers that can give us some advice.

Please drop Alan Campbell a message if you fancy it


Wednesday 20th November 2019

Gordon Collier won a weekly Angling Times/Bait-Tech prize for his fantastic net of skimmers at Donnington. His winning weight of 28lb 8oz was a stand out winner across the country that weekend. Well done Gordon
Wednesday 20th November 2019
New Date For Boddington Match

Re-Staging of the APC Challenge Cup will now take place on Sunday 8th December at Boddington Reservoir
Friday 15th November 2019
This Sundays match at Boddington has now been cancelled on the grounds of Health and safety. A new date will be arranged when the water in the car park and surrounding road subsides.
Thursday 7th November 2019
Christmas Match
Last year was a cracking turnout for our Annual Christmas match. We had to split the match over the Meadows and Lock cut at Sandford just to avoid disappointment .

So this year we have booked Donnington Up and Down so we can get even more members on the match. Parking is easy and the towpath is a nice walk.

To accommodate this we have moved the match from Sunday 15th December to Sunday 22nd December

Peg Fee is 5.00 which includes prize and hot buffet at The Catherine Wheel, Sandford after the match. Optional pools are available on the day

Tickets will be available from Alan Campbell on match days or via  Paypal 

Please book in early

Monday 21st October 2019
Work Party 
Join us this Sunday on the small weir stream to continue the clear up and make it fishable again, Start time is 8.00am 
Friday 18th October 2019

Nathan Thompson won a weekly Angling Times/ Bait-Tech prize, with a hard earned net of skimmers at Donnington. Well done Nathan
Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Gerald Perks won the weekly Bait-Tech/Clubman prize with his fantastic 20lb of roach at Sandford. Well done Gerald
Wednesday 2nd October 2019
Venue Switched
The match has now been switched to Donnington due to the parking at Sandford and boats moored on the lock cut. Please book in with Steve Pitson or via the Facebook page. Parking is in Meadow Lane
Thursday 12th September 2019
Fixture Update

The fixture scheduled for Lower Court Farm on Sunday 1st December has now been switched to White Bishops Lake at Bishops Bowl Fishery
Monday 12th August 2019
No Match This Weekend
Just a reminder that this weekend scheduled match at Sandford has been put back to Sunday 1st September. Sorry for the inconvenience. 
Friday 9th August 2019
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Saturday 3rd August 2019
Pete Clarke made it win number 3 this season for a Bait-Tech Clubman award. His fantastic roach haul of 18lb at Sandford was never going to go un-rewarded by the judges. Well done Pete.
Tuesday 30th July 2019

Permits now available at S.D. Timmo Car Sales, Henley Road, Sandford. Thank you Spencer and Perry for supporting us
Tuesday 30th July 2019
Next Match Alders Farm

Names are now being taken for the next match on Pines Lake, Alders Farm. Please book in with Steve Pitson or Alan Campbell.
Monday 22nd July 2019
Roach Bonanza

There were three good double figure weights of roach, including this one from David Allsworth in the latest match at Sandford. Pete Clarke continued his rich vein of forn with a fine win result here
Thursday 18th July 2019
Next Match Sandford

Next match is the Sumner Cup and also Round 4 of the Summer League. Please book in with Steve Pitson or Alan Campbell
Thursday 18th July 2019
Thames Shield Festival

Sunday 14th July 2019
Hutchings Back On Track
After a bit of a health scare, Brian Hutchings is back on track with a fine match win at Sandford. Full report here

Saturday 6th July 2019

Pete Clarke won back too back Bait-Tech Clubman awards with his tremendous two match wins at the start of the season. Well done Pete

Friday 5th July 2019
Next Match Sandford

Next match is for the R Arnatt Cup at Sandford. Please book in with Steve Pitson or Alan Campbell or via our Facebook page
Monday 1st July 2019
Johnson Debut Win

Steve Johnson won his debut match at the club, with an impressive 85-12-00 at Frobury Farm. Match report here
Wednesday 26th June 2019

Pete Clarke was rewarded with a Bait-Tech Clubman weekly prize, with his fantastic 21lb haul of skimmers and perch on the first match of the river season at Donnington. Well done Pete
Wednesday 26th June 2019
Fixture Switch
The Fixture scheduled for Sunday 18th August 2019 has been switched  to Sunday 1st September due to Holiday availability.
Wednesday 26th June 2019
Next Match Frobury Farm
Names are now being taken for this Sunday's match at Rickety Bridge lake, Frobury Farm. Please book in with Steve Pitson or Alan Campbell
Sunday 23rd June 2019
Back to Back for Clarke

Pete Clarke won the second match of the season with a quality net of roach at Sandford Result here
Wednesday 19th June 2019

Next Match Sandford

Please book in with either Steve Pitson or Alan Campbell for the next match at Sandford this Sunday. 
Sunday 16th June 2019
Clarke Wins First Match

Pete Clarke got the season off to a cracker with a winning weight of 21-06-00 of skimmers and bits at Donnington
Thursday 13th June 2019
Venue Switched
Sunday's match has been switched to Donnington Bridge. Draw will be under the bridge at 7.30am. Parking is at Meadow Lane
Saturday 8th June 2019

Next Match Sandford

Names are now being taken for the first match of the "Natural" season. Last year was won with near on 20lb of roach. Book in early to avoid disappointment. Please book in via Facebook or with Alan Campbell. 
Wednesday 5th June 2019
Work Party Success 

A great effort from the few that turned up to prepare the Meadows for June 16th. Thank you Steve Pitson, David Allsworth, Malcolm Smith, Nathan Stoneman and Alan Campbell. All pegs are in at the start of the season apart from 2 that still need working on.  
Friday 31st May 2019
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Tuesday 28th May 2019
Knock-Out Cup

Draw for the Knock-Out Cup is now on the link here
Monday 27th May 2019
Work Party
There is a work party on the meadows this Sunday and the following Sunday to prepare the stretch ready for the new season. Works starts at 8.30am. Bring your tools and PPE.
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