News

 

Monday 21st April 2014

Top Tackle Sponsor Points Shield

Oxford newest fishing shop "Top Tackle" will sponsor this seasons Points Shield. Wayne Gray has generously put up a £75 voucher for the winner of the 12 match series. The club would like to thank Wayne for his fantastic gesture. 

Saturday 12th April 2014

Knock Out Cup

The Draw for the Knock Out Cup has been made. The first round is at Medley on July 7th. There will be no Bye's this year in the first round. Instead we will have reserves that will go into the 1st Round if an angler can't make it.

Round 1
Sunday 6th July 2014
River Thames Medley

Pete Clarke v Daniel Lee 
Steve Pope v Chris Webb 
Brian Hutchings v John Davis 
Steve Pitson v Toby Pope 
Alan Campbell v Terry Yates 
Malcolm Smith v Bruno Rogers 
Don Spearpoint v Dave Allsworth 
Paul Brant v Mark Shepherd

Reserves
Tony Bailey, Dick Martin, Gerald Perks

 

Thursday 10th April 2014

Panshill Wood

There are still a few places available for this weeks match at Panshill Fishery (Pans). Please book in with Alan Campbell. 

Friday 4th April 2014

Fixtures 2014-15

Next seasons fixtures are now updated. Last years Spring League was popular so we will run a new series, starting at Panshill a week Sunday. River and Commercial fixtures are becoming that popular that it is advisable to book in on both. Please book in with Alan Campbell by text or email.

Tuesday 1st April 2014

Angling Trust News

All the Latest News Stories This Month from the Angling Trust and Fish Legal 

Canal and River Trust Asking for Views on Towpath Use 

Discounts for Members at Thames Water's Coarse and Game Fisheries

 

Monday 31st March 2014

Membership 2014-15

 

Good News, there will be no increase in Membership fees for this coming season. Permits should be in the shops by the end of April, but if you want it early,  download the form on the Membership link and get it sent off to the Secretary. Please allow a couple of weeks for delivery. 

Sunday 16th March 2014

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will now take place on Saturday 29th March. Start time is 12.30pm at the George Littlemore.

Sunday 16th March 2014

Colin Chandler

It is with great sadness to announce that Colin Chandler passed away this week. Colin was a regular match angler for the club and always willing to lend a hand on committee issues. Our condolences go out to all his family. The funeral will take place place at Oxford Crematorium on Tuesday 25th March at 1.30pm. Family flowers only, donations if desired for ORH Charitable Fund 0497. All enquiries c/o The Co-operative Funeralcare, 01865 395489

Saturday 15th March 2014

River Season Ends

Well that's it for another season on the river. We were all moaning about lack of flow at the start and by the end we had plenty of it!. Hopefully our fish stocks won't be too severely affected after the floods, and normal service will be resumed in June. Thank you for supporting the club again and we look forward to you all joining us again in May when the new permits are available. 

Don't forget you can still use your permit right up until April 30th to fish on the Canal and Hinksey Lake.

Thanks, and see you all next season

Wednesday 5th March

Shepherd Picks Up Second Prize

Mark Shepherd claimed his second "Goody Bag" from sponsors Bait-Tech, with his winning weight of 78-08-00 of F1 Carp at Panshill Wood Fishery. Mark becomes the sixth winner in the competition this season. Nice One!

Tuesday 4th March 2014

Annual General Meeting

Due to the clubs involvement with the Angling Times Supercup, the Annual General Meeting has now been brought forward to Saturday 22nd March 2014. Start time is 12.30pm.

Monday 3rd March 2014

Top Tackle Opens!

Wayne Gray is now the new proprietor at Fat Phil's Angling Centre and has renamed it "Top Tackle".  We would like to wish all the best to Wayne in his new venture, but we owe a great deal to Phil Cross for supporting the club over the years. He will now have a bit more time on his hands and hopefully join us on a match or two! Best of luck guys.

Tuesday 25th February 2014

Home Draw!

We have been handed a home draw against Newland Angling Club, for our first round match in the Angling Times Supercup. The date for the first round will be the weekend of Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th April 2014. We must now decide where to host the match!

Wednesday 19th February 2014

Venue Confirmed

The venue for Sunday 2nd March has been confirmed as Brickhill Farm Fishery in Northampton.  Names are now being taken with Alan Campbell but expected to fill very quickly. 

Wednesday 19th February 2014

Venue Switch

Obviously with the rivers out of bounds, the match scheduled for Sunday 2nd March will now be switched to a Stillwater or Canal. It is only fair, depending on the venue we book, that priority will go to the anglers that have fished in the competition (Points Shield) . There will be no bookings on Social Media only acceptance from a text sent out by Alan Campbell. 

Thursday 13th February 2014

Shepherd Picks Up Weekly Prize

Mark Shepherd became the fifth Littlemore angler this season, to pick up an Angling Times/Bait-Tech Clubman weekly prize. His impressive net of bream on the match at Club Lake, earned him a goody bag of Bait-Tech products. Well done

Thursday 13th February 2014

West Thames Newsletter

The latest newsletter can be downloaded here

Wednesday 12th February 2014

Squad Clothing

Hooded tops have now gone into production at Shirtworks and should be ready by the end of the month. A Big thank you to Spencer Timmo Car Sales at Sandford, for sponsoring the tops. 

The tops will go on General sale next month.

Tuesday 11th February 2014

Barston's Big Day

With the draw for the opening round of the Clubman Supercup just one week away, the venue to host the final this summer is Barston Lakes in the West Midlands. The date for the first round will be the weekend of Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th April 2014. 

Tuesday 4th February 2014

Venue Switch

The Classic Flooring Shield scheduled for Sandford on Sunday 16th February, has now been switched to Pans Lake at Panshill Wood Fishery. Please book in with Alan Campbell ASAP as this will fill up quick. Draw is at a later time of 8.45am. The match is now fully subscribed.
Tuesday 28th January 2014

Annual General Meeting

It's that time again when members should be looking at ways of moving the club forward. Are you happy with the set up of the committee? Can you come on board and give us a different direction? Not happy with the Fixtures? 

I know we are not perfect but your say is vital as to the way we set the club up for 2014-15 and beyond. ODAA have passed at their Annual General Meeting to increase membership fees. This will obviously have to be offset onto our membership charges for 2014-15. We are only talking a price rise of a "pint of maggots" but it is open for discussion. 

Due to the popular demand of matches, do you want to see a loyalty scheme? 

There is much to discuss and vote on, but you must have your proposals and seconded to the Secretary by Sunday 28th February 2014. The meeting is on Sunday 23rd March at the George Littlemore. 12.30pm

Wednesday 22nd January 2014

Angling Times/Bait-Tech Supercup

The Society are looking at entering a team into this years Angling Times/Bait-Tech Supercup Competition. We need a squad of up to 20 anglers and also a Team Captain to pick the side. Any angler wishing to fish please forward their names ASAP as the entry for must be in by Tuesday 11th February. Rules of the competition can be found HERE
Friday 10th January 2014

Venue Switch

The Vice-Presidents Cup scheduled for the Channel, has now been switched to Club Lake, Orchid Lakes. Draw is at 8.30. Fish 9.45am-2.45pm. Please book in with Alan Campbell. The match is now fully subscribed. 
Saturday 28th December 2013

Venue Switch

The Mick Whipp Cup scheduled for Sandford on Sunday 5th January, has now been switched to Cheyney Manor (Moat & Medieval). Anglers wishing to fish must book in with Alan Campbell. The match draw is now at 8.00am. No carp will count on the match.
Thursday 28th November 2013

Main Weir Stream Sandford

The main weir stream at Sandford is out of bounds to all anglers at the moment. The bank is in a very dangerous state and could even breach. 
Tuesday 26th November 2013

Campbell Picks Up Weekly Prize

Alan Campbell became the fourth Littlemore angler this season, to pick up an Angling Times/Bait-Tech Clubman weekly prize. His impressive net of bream on the match at Club Lake, earned him a goody bag of Bait-Tech products. Well done
Monday 18th November 2013

Robinson Picks Up Weekly Prize

Doug Robinson became the third Littlemore angler this season, to pick up an Angling Times/Bait-Tech Clubman weekly prize. His impressive net of roach on the match at Cheyney Manor, earned him a goody bag of Bait-Tech products. Well done

Saturday 16th November 2013

New Partnership to
Tackle Invasive Crayfish

Cefas (the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science) and the Angling Trust have joined forces to find the best way of reducing signal crayfish and their impact on our aquatic wildlife. The project is supported by an army of volunteers from angling clubs and others with an interest in the conservation of their local rivers, lakes and canals. 

Read More >

Wednesday 6th November 2013

Venue Switch

This Sunday's match scheduled for Sandford Meadow has now been switched too the Lock Cut. Anglers need to book in as there are limited pegs. Please book in with Alan Campbell. Anglers still involved in the KO Cup will take priority for pegs.

Monday 28th October 2013

Monster Barbel Caught

Trevor Gray banked a monster Barbel on the backwater at Sandford. He tempted the monster whiskers on a 16mm Krill and Crab boilie. The fish was in mint condition at 12lb 10oz and as you can imagine it put up an incredible battle in the fast flowing water.

Trevor Gray with the Monster Barbel
Thursday 24th October 2013

Later Draw

Draw times from Sunday until the end of the season are now at the later time of 7.30am. This is for river venues only. This Sunday's match also incorporates the KO Cup. The draw for the 2nd Round is..

Alan Campbell v Mark Shepherd
Pete Clarke v Steve Pitson
Dave Allsworth v Bye
Bye v Brian Hutchings

 

Tuesday 22nd October 2013

Angling Trust Introduce New £2.50 Subscription Option 

We've responded to feedback from anglers by introducing a new monthly subscription option. Individual members can now spread the cost of Angling Trust membership over 12 months by paying just £2.50 a month with Direct Debit. As the nominated Primary Contact for your club we are asking you to please pass on this news to your club’s members by forwarding them this email.
The more members of our affiliated clubs that join us as Angling Trust individual members the more political clout and resources we will have to run campaigns and take action on issues like poaching, pollution, commercial over-fishing at sea and predation.
For £2.50 (...yes that's less than the price of a pint of beer!) each month all anglers will now know they are doing the right thing and supporting their sport's representative organization, and the work of Fish Legal, in the same way that birdwatchers join the RSPB or shooters join BASC. What's more, individual members get great benefits like public liability insurance worth £14.99, two magazines a year, monthly e-news and up to 20% off fishing permits, tackle and books.
This new monthly payment option will make it easier for those who prefer to pay for individual membership of the Angling Trust in installments rather than in a single £25 lump sum.
To set up a £2.50 Direct Debit payment your club’s members just need to go to www.anglingtrust.net/join or call 0844 77 00 616 (Option 1). For those who prefer to pay in one single payment there's still a one-off £25 option for adult members instead.
The total of £30 for 12 X £2.50 monthly installments reflects the administrative fees we have to pay for taking 12 Direct Debit payments.
Wednesday 16th October 2013 

Fixtures Meeting

This Saturday's committee meeting, will also incorporate the fixture planning for 2014-15. All members are welcome to choose the venues for next season. The meeting will take place at the George, Littlemore at 1.45pm.

Clubs wishing to book our waters for next season, please send dates to Alan Campbell

Monday 7th October 2013

Match Booking

Enfield Town Angling Club will use about 10 pegs at Sandford Meadow this Sunday (13th). The meadow is not completely out of bounds to anglers wishing to fish there.

Wednesday 25th September

Knock-Out Cup

This Sunday is the First Round of the Knock-Out Cup at Sandford.

The Draw is as follows: 

Alan Campbell v Daniel Lee
Mark Shepherd  v John Davis
Pete Clarke v Andy Gardner
Steve Pitson v Terry Yates
Dave Allsworth v Paul Goodall
Malcolm Smith v Chris Webb
Paul Brant v Gerald Perks
Doug Robinson  v Brain Hutchings

                  

Thursday 12th September 2013 

Draw Times Changes

Just a reminder that for this month only, draw times at Sandford is 6.30am. See you Sunday

Tuesday 3rd September 2013

Places Still Available For Boddington

There are still a few places available for Boddington this Sunday. If you fancy a go on this prolific venue, book in with Alan Campbell

Monday 2nd September 2013

Clarke Picks Up Weekly Prize

Pete Clarke became the second Littlemore angler this season, to pick up an Angling Times/Bait-Tech Clubman weekly prize. His impressive net of roach on the last match at Sandford, earned him a goody bag of Bait-Tech products. Well done

Tuesday 13th August 2013

Extra Pegs For Boddington

We now have an extra 5 pegs for our match at Boddington Reservoir. Please book in early as we cannot get any more pegs. Please phone/text Alan Campbell to book in. 

Sunday 11th August 2013

Fixtures Meeting

 
The next committee meeting on Saturday 19th October, will also incorporate the fixture planning for 2014-15. All members are welcome to choose the commercial venues for next season. The meeting will take place at the George, Littlemore at 1.45pm.

Wednesday 7th August 2013

Boddington Update

An extra 5 pegs have been provisionally booked, pending a meeting on Monday. If you want to fish on Sunday 8th September, please phone/text Alan Campbell as we cannot get anymore pegs 

Tuesday 6th August 2013

Commercial Bookings Update

The match at Boddington on September 8th is fully booked. However we are negotiating with the Canal & River Trust to book extra pegs. Please add your name to the reserve list if you wish to fish.

The match at Cheyney Manor on November 3rd is also fully booked. We will ask the fishery if we can use a few pegs on Moat Lake. Please add your name to the reserve list if you wish to fish.

The match on Club Lake, Dorchester on November 17th is fully booked. Please add your name to the reserve list in case anybody drops out.

 

Friday 2nd August 2013

Next Match Panshill Wood

All pegs for this Sunday's match are now taken. Fishery opens at 7.30am for anglers wishing to have a breakfast. Draw is 8ish

Friday 26th July 2013

Junior Match Postponed

With thunderstorms predicted for tomorrow and boat traffic expected to be moored up along the Lock Cut, it has been decided to postpone the Junior Match for the second time. A new date will be posted shortly

Friday 26th July 2013

A Night With Des Taylor

A date for your diary
Fat Phil's Angling Centre and Littlemore Angling Society will be holding a Charity social evening with guest speaker Des Taylor on the 23rd of November 2013 at Donnington Community Centre.

Doors open at 7pm with a 7.30 start time there will be a raffle on the night for charity. If you would like to join us please call  Fat Phil's Angling Centre on 01865 201020 for tickets or Alan Campbell

Tickets will be £5 each

Monday 22nd July 2013

Next Match Junior Match

Names are now being taken by Alan Campbell, for this Saturday's rearranged Junior Match. Please book in via text or email. You can find these on the Contacts page. if the weather looks out of sorts for Saturday we will postpone it for another date suitable for all. 

Wednesday 17th July 2013

Next Match Sandford

Sunday sees our first match on our water at Sandford. A good turnout is expected so please be early. 

Wednesday 3rd July 2013

Next Match Medley!

Come and join us for our first match on the River this season! Draw is at 6.00am at the Perch Gate on the towpath. We will be fishing from the Poplars down to the Medley Yacht Station. No need to book in but please text Alan Campbell if you are coming. This will help us with the pegging. See you Sunday!

Thursday 20th June 2013

A Bridge Too Far!

The Three Must Have Beers! have been busy down at Sandford, constructing a new bridge between the 1st and 2nd fields. Thanks for all your hard work (Paul Brant, Steve Pitson and Mark Shepherd)

Thursday 20th June 2013

PB Carp At Sandford

Dennis Rawlings caught a Personal Best 16lb Mirror Carp, at Sandford Weir Pool. He took the fish on the feeder with hemp and hair rigged corn

                                            A Happy Dennis

Sunday 16th June 2013

River Season Begins

Good luck to all our members going out on the river for the new season. If you've had a good day, drop me a line together with a few pictures if you have them. 

Tuesday 11th June 2013

Hutchings Picks Up Weekly Prize

Brian Hutchings fabulous catch of 13-03-00 of Rudd at Laura's Lagoon, has earned him a weekly prize in the Angling Times/Bait-Tech Clubman competition. Brian will pick up a goody bag from his chosen tackle shop.

Friday 7th June 2013

Society Joins Angling Trust

The Society are pleased to announce that we have joined the Angling Trust. 

Formerly the Trust was known as the National Federation of Anglers, which the Society was a member for many years but we thought it lost its way a bit and done nothing for the clubs only competitions. However things have changed and we are pleased to be back on board. 

Tuesday 4th June 2013

New Bailiff

Toby Pope has now been appointed Head Bailiff of our waters at Sandford. Dennis Rawlings has had to step down due to family illness.

Tuesday 16th April 2013

Memberships Now Available

Online membership is now available. Adult is still £10.00, OAP/Disabled has gone up slightly to £5.00 and Juniors are still £1.00.  Download the form on the Membership page and post it to the Secretary. Permits should be in the shops very soon.

Thursday 4th April 2013

Fixtures

This seasons fixtures are now on the Fixtures link. Please book in for commercial matches early to avoid disappoint. We have limited pegs on some matches.

Sunday 24th March 2013

Annual General Meeting

Malcolm Smith has filled the gap as Chairman at today's Annual General Meeting. Malcolm has a lot of experience in angling and local Sandford issues. we wish him all the best. Alan Campbell continues as Secretary and John Davis will continue as Match Secretary. We still need few committee members. Please come along to the next meeting if you can help us.

Membership stays the same for Adult Membership £10.00. OAP/Disabled is now £5.00 and Junior is £1.00. Permits will be available in the shops shortly, but you can get yours earlier by downloading the form on the Membership Link and posting it to the Secretary

 

Sunday 24th March 2013

Colin Retires

Due to ill health, Colin Colbeck has had to stand down as Chairman and Head Bailiff. We would like to thank Colin for all his help on looking after our waters at Sandford and to speedy recovery.

Sunday 17th March 2013

Report Illegal Fishing

The Environment Agency, recently had a report from one of the Oxford and Abingdon Angling Alliance bailiffs, of a number of set lines consisting of a long length of line with up to 20 baited treble hooks set out along one of their reaches of the Thames. They were removed by the bailiff and disposed of but unfortunately they didn’t get to hear about it for a few weeks. 

We would like remind all our members to call the EA incident hotline if they see anything at all suspicious. The number is 0800 80 70 60. 

Tuesday 20th November 2012

Bruno Captures Huge Roach

Bruno Rodgers has captured the biggest roach that I can recall on the Thames at Donnington. The giant redfin weighed in at 03-01-00. He captured it on a link ledger with bread. He has used the same tactics to capture specimens of  01-13-00, 01-15-00, 02-05-00 and 02-07-00. What a season for Roach.

Bruno Rodgers

Tuesday 2nd October 2012

Target the Thames - big roach are back

This week Angling Times unveils the super roach sport currently on offer on the River Thames at Sandford.

Join local anglers (and AT cover star) Alan Campbell and Neil Jackson as they put together a stunning bag of roach using the waggler with hemp and tares, with lovely, casting, trotting and catching fish footage. 

This is UK river fishing at its very best!

Alan Campbell

Neil Jackson