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Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Tuesday 19th September 2017
Thames Championship 1962?

Thames Championship 1962. Can anyone name the team members that won it?
Monday 4th September 2017
Next Match, Sandford

Next match at Sandford is on Sunday 24th September. This is a change to the scheduled date. The match is for the Roach Cup. 2 keepnets are required on this match. All species to count to win the match but there will be a separate trophy for the biggest net of roach. The way Sandford is fishing this could be a cracking match. 
Monday 4th September 2017

Perks Wins Clubman Award

Gerald Perks claimed a weekly prize from Angling Times/Bait-Tech Clubman for his fantastic net of roach 2 weeks ago at Sandford. Well done
Friday 1st September 2017
Practice Makes Perfect For Local Teams In Angling Times/Bait-Tech Supercup Semi-Final

Littlemore again went out at the Semi-Finals not through lack of effort but probably lack of practice on the venue. Some teams had been practicing in every open on Puddledock, but due to a busy match schedule, this prevented us from doing the same. 

Good Luck to the teams that made it through to the Final at Barston Lakes.

Friday 1st September 2017
Next Match Sandford
Next match up is the Secretary's Cup. This is a Top Tackle Points match and also the second round of the KO Cup. The draw is slightly later at 6.30am
Friday 25th August 2017

Venue Change

The match scheduled for Rolfs Lake on Sunday 15th October 2017, has now been cancelled. A new venue will be announced shortly on a different venue. 
Monday 14th August 2017
Angling Times/Bait-Tech Supercup Semi-Final

Saturday 19th August, Littlemore travel to Puddledock Farm in Essex for the Angling Times/Bait-Tech Supercup, Semi-Finals. No matter how you dress it up, this is a very strong match against teams that only assemble to win the competition. Any info on the venue would be much appreciated.
Top Tackle Ltd Oxford have also backed the team with hooded tops made by MTB Print and Signs.
Team announced:


Steve Pitson
Andrew Silvey
Alan Campbell
Vernon Adams
Chris Webb
Andy Webb


Teams we face:
Broad Oak AC
Carp Shop
Chippenham AC
Exeter DAA
Feltham & Twikenham Piscatorials 
Harefield Tackle
How End Fisheries Blue
JL Tackle
Magic lakes
South Cerney Gold
Team Martin 
Whitemoor Lakes

Saturday 29th July 2017

Sandford Hydro Power Update

 

 
DELIGHTED dace, perky perch and bouncing barbel will soon be able to swim upstream into Oxford for the first time in 400 years.

That is thanks to the team behind a £3.2m hydroelectric power plant at Sandford on Thames who have installed a new artificial stream around their facility.

Because there has been a weir on the site since at least 1630, this will be the first time in four centuries that dace, roach and perch will be able to get further upstream.

If other weirs downstream were to replicate the fish pass, it could even one day allow migrating salmon to leap upstream all the way into the centre of Oxford as they did centuries ago.


Sandford Hydro project director Adriano Figueiredos explained: "It basically looks like a kind of wiggly stream going around the hydro which they can swim up.

"There are concrete sections at the top and bottom then in the middle we've created a natural stream which we're going to fill with reeds to create habitat areas."

The team are even creating little pools along the way where the fish can stop along their way and rest.

The pass was designed for the Sandford Hydro team by Environment Agency expert Darryl Clifton-Dey.

He said: "What you find in the Thames is that because you've got so many weird put in for navigation reasons hundreds of years ago, they hold back the water and create a barrier which prevents fish populations swimming upstream: that means populations become fragmented and their habitat gets degraded.

"This fish pass is effectively like a new piece of river going around the weir: species like bullhead, stickleback and stone loach that are generally more slow moving and couldn't swim up the weir, they can now get upstream."

In fact, this particular type of fish pass, which is useable by all species of fish, is practically unique in the UK.

Mr Clifton-Dey said a similar one recently dug at Rushey near Faringdon was later found to have 600 fish living and breeding in it.

So, as Mr Figueiredos explained: "If one day all the locks had fish passes like ours we could get salmon up in Oxford just like we used to centuries ago."


He added: "We're not just generating renewable energy, we're also helping the biodiversity for years to come."

What's more, the fabulous fish pass has been created thanks to a generous £100,000 loan from taxpayers.

Oxford City Council agreed to lend the Low Carbon Hub group the cash last year, and it is due to be repaid by 2019.

The rest of the money needed to build Sandford Hydro came from a £2m loan from the Charity Bank and investment from Oxford residents.

The power plant is now due to start operating in the next four weeks.
Monday 24th July 2017
Next Match Alders Farm
There are still a few places available for the next match on Pines Lake. Please book in with Alan Campbell
Tuesday 18th July 2017
Next Match Sandford

Next match is the R Arnatt Cup at Sandford. After the Rain it anticipated that the roach will feed. So don't forget your hemp and tares.  Draw 6.00am. The KO Cup 1st Round due to start on the match will now start on Sunday 3rd September, but don't forget it is still a Top Tackle Points Match.

Saturday 15th July 2017
T.V.A.A and Littlemore Agree Water Share

Littlemore members will now be able to fish the Millstream off the main Thames and Weirs Lane. We have come to an agreement with Thames Valley Angling Association who's members will be able to fish our waters at Sandford as part of the agreement.
Sunday 9th July 2017
Littlemore Through To Supercup Semi-Finals
A great all-round performance from Littlemore against South Cerney saw them make it to the Semi-Final of the Supercup for the second year running. Littlemore took the top 4 places. Steve Pitson was 1st overall with 14-11-00. 2nd as Chris Webb 13-09-00. 3rd was Andy Webb with 13-01-00. Score overall was 8pts to South Cerney 10pts
Thursday 6th July 2017
Roach Cup Put Back
Due to Oxford Mania Lure Anglers booking the whole of Sandford on Saturday 16th September 2017, our match scheduled for Sandford the following day has been put back to Sunday 24th September 2017.

Wednesday 28th June 2017
Next Match Tunnel Barn Farm (New Date Sunday 16th July 2017)

We still have a couple of places left for our match on Top Pool at Tunnel Barn Farm. Please book early as we may be able to book extra pegs. Book in with Alan Campbell
Wednesday 28th June 2017 
Fixture Changes
Due to a double booking and cost we have had to change a couple of fixtures this season.

The match scheduled for Clifton Hampden on Sunday 20th August 2017 will now be fished at Sandford

The match Scheduled for Club Lake on Sunday 7th January 2018 will now take place on the Oxford Canal at 3 Pigeons Lock

 

Thursday 22nd June 2017

Membership Requirements For Littlemore AS and ODAA Waters

It has been bought to our attention that a lot of anglers are using our and ODAA waters without a permit or day ticket. No water in Oxford is free fishing. You must have a valid permit. No day tickets will be sold on the bank. They must be purchased from the Secretary. 

Any angler without a permit or day ticket will be asked to leave

Here is a message from our friends at Oxford Mania

Salutare! 

În atenția celor care vor pescui de astăzi inainte in Oxford pe rîul Tamisa sau Oxford canal este OBLIGATORIU sa va cumpărați permisul de pescuit / day ticket INAINTE de a incepe sesiunea de pescuit.

Il puteti achiziționa de la Top Tackle LTD , 334 - 336 ABINGDON ROAD OXFORD OX1 4TQ
http://top-tackle.co.uk sau de la oricare magazin de pescuit /tackle shop din Oxford. 

Preturi:
River Thames : £12 tot sezonul sau £5 pe zi / day ticket.
Oxford canal : £ 20 tot anul sau £ 5 pe zi/day ticket .

Deci daca veți pescui in aceeasi zi si pe Tamisa si pe canal va trebuie 2 permise in total £10 sau 2 permise anuale.

Nerespectarea acestei reguli poate aduce la interzicerea pescuitului pentru non membri, interzicerea de organizare a oricărei competiții in speță Oxford Mania, interzicerea pescuitului pe viata in acea zona a celor care pescuiesc fara permis de pescuit eliberat de Oxford & District Anglers Association http://www.oxfordanglers.com, inclusiv incasarea de amenzi de la EA .

Va rugam sa fiti corecți și sa respectați regulile clubului.

Va multumesc si fire zbuciumate!

Howdy!

To the attention of those who will fish today in Oxford on the Thames River or Oxford Canal is PURCHASING to buy your fishing permit / day ticket BEFORE starting the fishing session.

You can purchase it from Top Tackle LTD, 334 - 336 ABINGDON ROAD OXFORD OX1 4TQ
 Http://top-tackle.co.uk or from any of Oxford's shop / tackle shop.

Prices:
River Thames: £ 12 all season or £ 5 per day / day ticket.
Oxford channel: £ 20 all year or £ 5 per day / day ticket.

So if you are fishing on the same day and on the Thames and Canal you will need 2 permits in total £ 10 or 2 annual permits.

Failure to comply with this rule may prohibit fishing for non-members, prohibit the organization of any competition in the case of Oxford Mania, the ban on fishing for life in that area of ​​those fishing without a fishing permit issued by the Oxford & District Anglers Association http: // www .oxfordanglers.com, including the collection of fines from EA.

Please be fair and adhere to the club's rules.

Thank you and tired yarns!

 

Howdy!

To the attention of those who will fish today in Oxford on the Thames River or Oxford Canal is PURCHASING to buy your fishing permit / day ticket BEFORE starting the fishing session.

You can purchase it from Top Tackle LTD, 334 - 336 ABINGDON ROAD OXFORD OX1 4TQ
Http://top-tackle.co.uk or from any of Oxford's shop / tackle shop.

Prices:
River Thames: £ 12 all season or £ 5 per day / day ticket.
Oxford Channel: £ 20 all year or £ 5 per day / day ticket.

So if you are fishing on the same day and on the Thames and Canal you will need 2 permits in total £ 10 or 2 annual permits.

Failure to comply with this rule may prohibit fishing for non-members, prohibit the organization of any competition in the case of Oxford Mania, the ban on fishing for life in that area of ​​those fishing without a fishing permit issued by the Oxford & District Anglers Association http: // www .oxfordanglers.com, including the collection of fines from EA.

Please be fair and adhere to the club's rules.

Thank you and tired yarns!
Howdy!

Wednesday 21st June 2017
Reports of Illegal Fish Removal
Reports are coming in of illegal fish removal on and around our waters at Sandford. Can any member please phone the Environment Agency on 0800 80 70 60 if they see anything suspicious. Our Bailiffs have been made aware. 
Tuesday 20th June 2017

Next Match Sandford

Next match of the new River Season is again at Sandford. Jim Henwood Shield and Top Tackle Points available. Draw is on the Meadow at 6.00am. Fish 7.15am-12.15pm.

Thursday 15th June 2017

Good Luck to all our members out on the riverbank tomorrow morning. Send me your pictures and I will display them on here.
Monday 5th June 2017
Next Match Sandford

First match of the new River Season at Sandford. Chairman's Cup and Top Tackle Points available. Draw is on the Meadow at 6.00am. Fish 7.15am-12.15pm..
Thursday 1st May 2017

Fixture Date Change

The Aggregate Cup fixture scheduled for Sunday 9th July has now been put back to Sunday 16th July. This is to allow the Supercup team to fish at South Cerney on the 9th. All anglers previously booked in, let Alan Campbell  know if you can still fish on the new date. Thank you
Tuesday 30th May 2017
Knockout Cup
The draw for the Knockout Cup is now on the link Click Here . First Round is Sunday 23rd July 2017. Please confirm if you can attend.
Monday 29th May 2017
Work Party At Sandford

There will be a work party this Sunday on the Meadows. Work will begin at 8.30am. 
Saturday 27th May 2017
Oxfordshire Freemasons Secure Win (With a little help from Littlemore Lads)
Littlemore Anglers Steve Pitson, Alan Campbell Chris Webb, Vernon Adams, Andy Webb, Brian Hutchings and Steve Pope turned out for the Oxfordshire Freemasons to fish Tercentenary fishing match against teams from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex and Hertfordshire on the Grand Union Canal at Milton Keynes. Oxfordshire won the day with five section wins and five section seconds. 
1st Oxfordshire 15pts
2nd Hertfordshire 20pts
3rd Buckinghamshire 37pts
4th Berkshire 47pts
5th Middlesex 50pts

 

Thursday 25th May 2017
Car crashes into River Thames near Sandford Lock

THIS white car crashed into the River Thames after being pursued by police in a high-speed chase, according to witnesses.

Boaters were surprised to find the vehicle had been left there yesterday, near Sandford Lock.

As well as being partly submerged, it appeared to be slightly damaged and the tyre had come off the front-left wheel.

The driver appeared to have fled after the crash, abandoning the car.

Littlemore resident Sharon Randell yesterday told the Oxford Mail she had been driving nearby when she was ‘nearly driven off the road’ by the white car.

She was driving down Sandford Road, near the Littlemore Mental Health Centre.

The 49-year-old said: “As I was driving towards the [health centre] a white car was being chased by the police at very high speed.

“They nearly ran me off the road as they went past. It was terrifying and I just thought ‘what the hell?’

“I had to pull over afterwards because I was so shocked. I could not believe what had happened.

“They must have been going at about 70mph and were heading towards Sandford and that is where the car must have come off the road. The police must have had a good reason to go that fast.”

Thames Valley Police yesterday said it was not able to immediately respond to requests for further details about the incident.
Saturday 20th May 2017

Littlemore have been drawn away to South Cerney AC in the second round of the Supercup. The match will be fished on the weekend of July 8/9
Saturday 20th May 2017
Webb Wins Bait-Tech Clubman

Chris Webb's fantastic form, was deservedly rewarded by Angling Times/Bait-Tech, for the weekly awards . He was top weight with 24-15-00 against Thatcham in the Supercup on Saturday at Clattercote . He then followed that up on the Sunday with 82-05-00 at Club Lake. Well done Chris
Friday 19th April 2017

Next Match Tunnel Barn Farm

Last match in the Spring League is at Tunnel Barn Farm (Jenny's Lake). There are still a few places available at this prolific venue. Please book in with Alan Campbell
Tuesday 9th May 2017

Annual General Meeting

Apologies for the delay. The Annual General Meeting will now take place at the George Littlemore on Sunday 21st May at 12.30pm. All members are welcome
Tuesday 11th April 2017
Hydro Power Moves In

THE drinkers at the village pub probably thought they'd had one pint too many.

Villagers in Sandford on Thames watched in awe as three enormous metal screws, each weighing more than three African elephants, were this week lowered onto the village green.

The solid steel Archimedes screws, which weigh 22 tonnes each, were made in Hungary and transported more than 1,000 miles to sleepy Sandford.

On Wednesday a crowd of residents looked on astonished as the enormous devices were hauled into the village on the last stage of their journey.


There, they will form part of the £3.2m Sandford Hydro power plant being built by Oxford's Low Carbon Hub.

Operations director Adriano Figueiredo, who took the delivery on Wednesday, said: "There were a lot of excited kids and adults watching them being carried in on this massive truck.

"I think people were surprised to see just how big they were.


"We had people on the other side of the green watching pretty much all day – they were just mesmerised."

At the beginning of May the screws will be hauled up by crane again and gently lowered into the river.

They will then be floated up to their final resting place and installed at an angle in the Thames.

When the plant starts operating in July the giant gadgets will be turned by the sheer force of the river, generating enough electricity – 440kWp – to power an average of 450 homes.

The hub has already raised the £3.2m it need to build the plant – a £2m loan from the Charity Bank and the other £1.2m in community share offers.

But it has now re-opened the community share offer in order to repay some of its debt.

Anyone who buys shares in the project, which start at £250, will get a regular dividend on their investment, and eventually get their original contribution back as well.

Mr Figueiredo said: "Entry level investments are just £250 to give as many people as possible a chance to own part of the project and share in the surplus revenue.


"Every investment is also a clear message that we support clean, community-owned energy in Oxfordshire."

He added: "It's been a long labour of love from the local community, and now we're helping them see their vision through to the end."

Find out more at Look out for regular updates at lowcarbonhub.org
Saturday 8th April 2017
Membership Form Available To Download
2017-18 Membership Form is now available on the link. Please do not forget to send a Stamped Address Envelope (C6 or DL is fine) with your application
Saturday 1st April 2017
Clattercote For Supercup Round 1

Littlemore will take on Thatcham at Clattercote Reservoir on Saturday 6th ay 2017. Draw 8.00a Fish 10.00am-3pm
Saturday 1st April 2017
Fixtures 2017

2017-18 Fixtures are now on the link. Thank you all for your help in compiling challenging venues, some old some new for the forthcoming season. 
Wednesday 29th March 2017
Littlemore Handed Home Draw In Supercup

Littlemore will fish against last years opponents Thatcham Gold on the w/e of Saturday 6th or Sunday 7th May. Final details will be posted shortly
Friday 24th March 2017
Sandford Mill 

We have received a complaint from residents at Sandford Mill, about fishing on the Lock Culvert below Sandford Lock. This stretch is totally out of bounds to anglers. From next season any angler caught fishing on the slipway and culvert will have their membership withdrawn. Please purchase a Weir Permit to fish on the opposite bank.
Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Thames Water Hit With Record Fine

The Angling Trust & Fish Legal welcome the fact that Thames Water has been fined £20 million for pumping nearly 1.5 billion litres of untreated sewage in to the River Thames and its tributaries in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire in 2013 and 2014. 

This very substantial fine reflects the apparent collusion by management in Thames Water to save money by running pumps at half capacity at the expense of the natural environment, which will have an impact on wildlife and recreation activities, including angling, for many years to come. This pollution should never have happened and we note that Judge Francis Sheridan called it a “shocking and disgraceful state of affairs”.

Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive of the Angling Trust & Fish Legal said: “Our organisations made representations to the Sentencing Council in recent years calling for higher fines for companies with deep pockets who cause serious pollution incidents and so we are pleased to see an appropriate penalty in this case.

"We note that Thames Water has taken a proactive approach to compensating affected parties and added £1.5 million to its community fund to make good some of the damage caused, but Fish Legal will be investigating the potential for a civil claim for compensation and remediation costs on behalf of all our member angling clubs whose property rights have been directly damaged by the decisions taken by the water company.”
Monday 20th March 2017
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Wednesday 15th March 2017
River Season Ends

The Closed Season on the river is upon us again. If you still want to carry on fishing, your permit covers the Oxford Canal from Bletchingdon to Heyford Station and also Hinksey Lake until the new one comes out in May. Thank you for all your support this season. Let 2017-18 be a better one.
Tuesday 7th March 2017
Venue Changed For Last Match

Last match of the season. The match has been switched to Medley Up. Parking is at Godstow Lock. Please be at the entrance to the Lock by 7.00am to gain access.
Tuesday 28th February 2017
Robinson Wins Another Bait-Tech Clubman

Doug Robinson picked up another prize from Sponsors Bait-tech, with his winning net of bream at Club Lake. Well done Doug
Tuesday 28th February 2017

Water Bookings Available

Clubs wishing to book matches on Littlemore AS waters, please contact Alan Campbell for available dates
Wednesday 15th February 2017
Fixture Change

Due to various issues, the match this Sunday has been put back a week to Sunday 26th February. The venue has also been switched to Club Lake. Anglers wishing to fish, please book in with Alan Campbell. Anglers involved in the Points Shield Competition will have Priority Booking. Anglers booked it will be announced Sunday
Sunday 12th February 2017

Angling Times Supercup

Anglers wishing to be part of the squad for this years Supercup please contact Alan Campbell. 
Saturday 4th February 2017
Next Match Club Lake

As it stands the match is fully subscribed. 
Friday 20th January 2017

Match Switched Again!

Due to Clattercote freezing over we have decided to switch Sunday's match to Hinksey Stream, Redbridge Park and Ride. Draw is 7.30am. Parking is in the Park and Ride and a charge is applicable.
Tuesday 17th January 2017

Match Switched

 

The match has now been switched to Clattercote Reservoir due to the high water and parking at Sandford. Draw is 8.00am. Please book in with Alan Campbell.
Tuesday 17th January 2017

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Sunday 15th January 2017

Littlemore RBL Poppy Fund Update

Peg Fees collected on our Christmas Match was donated to Littlemore RBL Poppy Appeal. The overall collection stands at £1500. Well done
Tuesday 10th January 2017

Littlemore Named Top Club To Join In UK

Littlemore were named one of 56 clubs to join in the UK by top angling magazine Angling Times. As part of their commitment to "Support your Local Club" Angling Times are highlighting clubs with great fishing and value for money. We feel very proud that a Magazine as big as Angling Times has recognised our commitment to fishing.
Saturday 7th January 2017

Spring League 2017

Fixtures are now complete for the Spring League 2017. Entry Fee is £27*, which will guarantee you a place on all 3 matches. You can also fish the matches individually if there are places available. 

The venues are:

Sunday 23rd April 2017 Bishops Bowl (White Bishops Lake)

Sunday 7th May 2017 Club Lake (Orchid Lakes)

Sunday 28th May 2017 Tunnel Barn Farm (Jenny's Pool)

As usual please book in with Alan Campbell. Cheques made payable to Littlemore Angling Society)

*Re-Fundable at the Committee's discretion 

Sunday 1st January 2017

Kevin Dolton kicked off 2017, with a fantastic catch of 9 chub taken on the bread feeder at Sandford. There  are few chub showing don the Meadows and with 3 months left until the end of the season, get yourself down there!