Thursday 11th February 2016

Angling Trust Division 2 National

All those interested in fishing the "National" on Saturday 10th September on the Fazeley Canal, Birmingham, please contact Alan Campbell. Entry fee is £15 per angler. There will be 5 optional Pools available for Team and Individual. All Competitors must be Individual Members of the Angling Trust by Friday 29th July.
Tuesday 9th February 2016

Next Match Tunnel Barn Farm

Names are now being taken for our next match at Jenny's Lake-Tunnel Barn Farm. This is just another fantastic venue on the prolific complex. Please book in with Alan Campbell.


2 keepnets to be used on all matches. (If only 1 net is used the maximum permitted in that net is 50lb. Any weight over 50lb will not be counted) 

3 keepnets to be used if weights above 200lb are exceeded. No more than 100lb per net. Any weight over 100lb will not be counted. 

All fish to be netted. 

No floating baits. 

A float or indicator must be used at all times. There must be 4” of line between the pole tip & float and 6”deep below the float. 

Barbless hooks no bigger than a size 10. 

No Braid. 

No Boilies. 

Feed pellets must be Tunnel Barns own. Any angler found to be using different will be disqualified. 

No litter to be left on the pools after the match. 

No loose feeding of bread is allowed in any form. Bread is only allowed as hook bait in the form of bread punch. 

Monday 8th February 2016

Annual General Meeting

This years Annual General Meeting will now be held on Sunday 20th March and not the 27th as advertised due to Easter. Any proposals for Rule changes etc.. must be with the Secretary by Sunday 28th February. The meeting will be at the George Inn, Littlemore starting at 12.30pm.

 Bookings for the Spring League will also be taken on the day.

Wednesday 3rd February 2016

Yates is Latest Bait-Tech Winner 

Stuart Yates is the latest winner of the Angling Times/Bait-Tech weekly competition. His impressive win at Milton Pools earned him a box of goodies from the sponsors. Well Done Stuart
Friday 29th January 2016

Next Match K Mills Cup

Next match is the Keith Mills Memorial Cup and the match has been switched from Sandford to Clattercote Reservoir due to the state of the river. Please book in with Alan Campbell if you wish to fish. This is a Top Tackle Points match. It is also the last match in the Angling Times/Angling Times National Fishing League
Tuesday 26th January 2016

Simpson Picks Up Weekly Prize

Kevin Simpson picked up his first Angling Times/Bait-Tech Clubman weekly prize with a quality net of bream at Club Lake. Well done Kevin.

Thursday 21st January 2016

Investigation work begins for new hydroelectric power plant £3m at Sandford-on-Thames

Ground  investigation work for a new £3m hydroelectric power plant on the Thames south of Oxford began this week. Contractors on the scheme at Sandford-on-Thames have started drilling holes 25m into the ground to find out what type of soil they will be working with. For the team at Low Carbon Hub, who have been bringing the scheme to life for the past two years, Monday marked the long-awaited first day onsite. Operations director Adriano Figueiredo said: “It was great to finally see activity on the site.” Chemical traces and acidity levels in the soil will help them decide the best type of foundations to use. Construction is due to start in April or May and will take approximately seven months. The scheme should be generating power by the end of 2016. It will consist of two Archimedes screws installed in the Thames at Sandford Weir which would be turned by the water to generate electricity. The plant is expected to create 1,600MWh per year of clean electricity, enough to power 400 homes.
The scheme is being funded by community investment, with investors becoming shareholders, the same model used to fund the hydro power plant at Osney Lock in Oxford. Courtesy
Tuesday 19th January 2016

Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme

Tuesday 19 January marks the start of a 6-week consultation on the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme. 

The project team and partners are holding 5 drop-in events for communities across Oxford to give them the opportunity to have their say on a series of options for the proposed flood relief channel. The team have developed the options based on their investigations and feedback from the last series of public events held in Summer 2015.

The consultation will ask stakeholders to indicate their preferred and least preferred options, as well as getting their feedback on the scheme as a whole and other related issues such as funding and materials management.

The events will be held between 14:30 and 19:00 on the following dates:

Tuesday January 19
Oxford Town Hall , OX1 1BX
Wednesday January 20
Abbey House (Council Offices), Abingdon, OX14 3JE
Friday January 22
South Oxford Community Centre, OX1 4RP
Wednesday January 27
Kennington Village Centre, OX1 5PG
Thursday January 28
West Oxford Community Centre, OX2 0BT

Members of the public will also be able to respond online via our consultation portal between 19 January and 1 March.

If you would like any further information please contact us at
Monday 18th January 2016

Next Match

Milton Pools

Next match is the Mick Whipp Cup at Milton Pools. We can accommodate 22 anglers for the match that will be split between Lens and Campbell's Lakes. Please book in with Alan Campbell
Monday 4th January 2016

Venue Switch

Due to the state of the rivers, the match scheduled for Sunday 17th January has now been switched to Club Lake on Orchid Lakes. Please book in with Alan Campbell. 
Friday 1st January 2016

Spring League 2016

Happy New Year everyone.

Names are now being taken for the Spring League 2016. 

Venues for the series are:

Sunday 24th April Panshill (Wood Lake) 

Sunday 15th May Bishops Bowl (Marshes 1)

Sunday 5th June Oakfield Fishery (Woodpecker)

Please book in with Alan Campbell. Pegs are limited and loyalty points will count towards booking.

A refundable deposit* of £24 is required from all anglers wishing to fish the series. This must be paid before the Annual General Meeting on Sunday 27th March 2016

*Deposit will be refunded at the committee's discretion. 

Thursday 31st December 2015

Happy New Year

Looking back on last year, I can only say it has been mixed fortunes on the fishing. With very little or no flow, the main Thames has fished quiet hard for the match anglers.  But on a positive note there has been some success on the big fish front. Who can forget that carp young Bruno Rogers had of 22-12-00 and Matthew Perring's 04-00-00 perch! Great fish. We all know the Thames is moody (Where have all the tench gone!) but we can only plod away. 2016 promises to be a very big year for Littlemore Angling Society. If things work out we will leave a legacy in Sandford for all our members to benefit by the end of the year, Watch this space. Happy New Year!!



Wednesday 23rd December 2015

Merry Christmas 

On behalf of the Committee, I would like to wish all our members, sponsors and membership outlets a very Merry Christmas. Thank you all for your continued support. 
Tuesday 22nd November 2015

Next Match New Year Wake Up

d December 

I will imagine that the next match on Sunday 3rd January, may be very popular. As it is we can only offer 15 pegs at the moment due to boats mooring on the cut. Please book in with Alan Campbell. All tackle shops are open on the Saturday for bait. Parking is at the Kings Arms or Sandford Lane, Kennington. 
Monday 21st December 2015


The club intend to enter a team into the Angling Times/Bait-Tech Supercup 2016. Any angler intending to fish please contact Alan Campbell. First Round is on the weekend of April 9th & 10th 2016. Please take this into consideration as you could be denying an angler a place in the squad of 20. The Committee decision is final when selecting a squad and Captain.
Tuesday 15th December 2015

Date Change

With Oxford United expecting a 10,000 + attendance on Sunday 10th January, we have decided to move the R C Smith Cup fixture to Sunday 17th January. Traffic is bad on a normal match day in Sandford, but with the extra traffic finishing at the same time as our match, it is only wise  to make the change. The new date will also be at Sandford. 
Tuesday 15th December 2015

Next Match Fur & Feather

Next match at Sandford is the Annual Christmas Shield. The match is this Sunday on the Lock Cut and all anglers wishing to fish must book in with Alan Campbell by Friday. Draw is at 7.30 on the bank, and there is a buffet and prize giving in the Catherine Wheel after the match. 
Thursday 10th December 2015

Next Match Medley

With the river looking sock on for this Sunday, who knows what this great stretch of the River Thames will throw up. Will the bream go on the munch!, will the chub come onto the bread or will the roach feed on the maggot. You will only find out if you join us Sunday. Draw is on the Perch Gate at 7.30am. Parking is at Binsey Lane. No need to book in but a courtesy call/message to Steve Pitson, will help us with the pegging
Friday 20th November 2015

Next Match Brickhill Farm

There are still a few places up for grabs on our next match at Brickhill Farm a week on Sunday. Please book in with Alan Campbell.
Thursday 19th November 2015

Date Change

Due to a mix up in the dates, the match at Medley scheduled for Sunday 6th December 2015, has now been put back a week to Sunday 13th December 2015. 
Wednesday 18th November 2015

Angling Trust Division 2 National

We now have a date and venue for next years competition of which the club will enter a team. The match will be fished on the Fazeley Canal, Birmingham on Saturday 10th September. Entry Fee is £15 per angler with 5 optional pools available to enter. All anglers must be full members of the Angling Trust. 

The squad will consist of 20 anglers. 10 anglers will be selected to fish on the day. Squad entry will be taken at the Annual General Meeting in March

Friday 6th November 2015

Next Match

 S H Taylor Cup

Next match is a week Sunday,  back on the Thames at Sandford for the S H Taylor Cup. Hopefully with the rain forecast we may see a bit of flow! This is a Top Tackle Points Shield match and the first match of the Angling Trust/Angling Times National Fishing League. Draw is at 7.30am

Wednesday 4th November 2015

Imitation Crayfish Nets Big Perch

Matthew Perring banked a Club Record 04-00-00 at Sandford Lock. He caught the big stripey on an "Ecogear White Rock Claw" lure

Wednesday 4th November 2015

Abingdon Hydro Scheme Abandoned by Directors

Directors have pulled the plug on a scheme for a £1.25m hydro-electric plant on the River Thames in Abingdon. The project – which got planning permission in October 2013 – would have seen two Archimedes screws installed at Abingdon Weir, which would generate up to 100kW of electricity, enough for 120 homes. Last month investors were warned they could risk losing money if power was not generated by September next year. Now the project, which was backed by a share issue raising about £870,000, has been abandoned. Abingdon Hydro secretary Richard Riggs said directors took the decision to stop the scheme after receiving quotes from a number of contractors on Friday. He said: "About 420 people and organisations raised about £870,000 through the share issue - lots of people will be disappointed by this news. "It's a seller's market for construction companies - there are other jobs they can do at the moment so they can quote a high price." Retired engineer Mr. Riggs added that after costs had been covered, including paying for designs, consultancy fees and legal fees, "what remained would be returned to investors". In an official statement the directors said: "The finances and the clock were against us. "We had deadlines to meet, and the sheer complexity of the regulations was slowing progress. "Then over the last few months the incentives that were designed to encourage groups like ours have been cut drastically. "As invitations to tender had already been issued, we waited for the returns before making a final decision. "But construction is a seller's market at present, so the cost, and the risk of delay, turned out to be too high to justify." Directors of the scheme had warned they were “up against the clock” as fresh plans for a larger generator house had to be submitted following the initial design stage. If it was not generating by September 2016, the scheme will lose its feed-in-tariff – a Government initiative which offers cost compensation for renewable energy schemes.

The project has attracted some opposition, and a group called Protect Abingdon Weir was formed to oppose it. When plans for larger turbine screws were announced, spokesman Mike Gould described the project as "badly thought through".
Thursday 28th October 2015

Club Enters National Fishing League

 "Winter League"

Littlemore will enter all results from matches in November to February for the Angling Trust/Angling Times Winter League supported by Sport England. The matches below will all be qualifiers for the competition.





S H Taylor Cup



APC Challenge Cup

Brickhill Farm Fishery




Sumner Cup

Medley (Down)


Christmas Shield






New Year Wake Up

Sanford Lock


R C Smith Cup



M Whipp Cup

Milton Pools (Lens and Campbell's)





K Mills Cup


The National Fishing League is the Angling Trust/Angling Times National Fishing competition that rewards regular participation and performance from match/club anglers. 

The National Fishing League is another great way to compete against other anglers and gives you the chance to be crowned the National Fishing League Champion! 

NFL Points Structure

Matches between 1 and 19 anglers receive the following points: 
1. 10 points
2. 9 points
3. 8 points
4. 7 points
5. 6 points
6. 5 points
7. 4 points
8. 3 points
9. 2 points
10. 1 point

Matches with 20 anglers and above receive the following points: 
1. 20 points
2. 18 points
3. 16 points
4. 14 points
5. 12 points
6. 10 points 
7. 8 points
8. 6 points
9. 4 points
10. 2 points

Any match that has below 10 anglers will be scored on the number of anglers fishing the match. See example below, 7 anglers have fished this match, therefore the following points will be awarded:
1. 7 points
2. 6 points
3. 5 points
4. 4 points
5. 3 points
6. 2 points 
7. 1 point

National Fishing League Final:

The top 5 anglers from each region, from the summer, winter and spring NFL's qualify to the Grand Final. 15 anglers x 8 Regions= 120 anglers.

The 120 Peg Final will be at Lindholme Lakes on the 2nd July 2016 between 13.00hrs and 18.00hrs.


Overall League winners will receive a cash prize and trophy = 3 cash prizes of £500 each and 3 trophies
Each Regional winner wins a cash prize of £100 and a medal/plaque
Top 5 in each region per NFL get invited to fish the NFL Grand Final
There will be a guaranteed First prize of £1000 regardless of numbers attending. This will be funded through the competitors pools money which is just £30
There will be 100% pools money payout and this will be adjusted according to the number of attendees in the final


Tuesday 27th October 2015

"Blast Fishing" at Sandford

Possible ‘blast fishing’ on a stretch of the Thames near Sandford-on-Thames is currently being investigated by Thames Valley Police.

Earlier this week reports of a man using sticks of explosive to kill fish in the area were posted on the Reading and District Angling Facebook page.
The Environment Agency confirmed it had been notified and the issue has been passed to Thames Valley Police. Police spokesman Gavin Ford-Lloyd said: “Thames Valley Police is currently investigating an alleged incident, after being made aware by a member of the public and one of our partner agencies.”
Tuesday 27th October 2015

Next Match 

Anglers Hideaway

Next Match is the Steve Denny Shield at Anglers Hideaway, Bishops Itchington. There are still a few places up for grabs and hot food is available on the match.
Tuesday 29th September 2015

Webb Picks Up Weekly Prize

Chris Webb picked up another Bait-Tech Clubman weekly prize with a hard earned net of roach at Sandford. That completed a hatrick of wins for Chris. Well done Chris
Monday 21st September 2015

Next Match 

Rolfs Lake

All Pegs have now been taken for our next match at Rolfs Lake. 
Wednesday 16th September 2015

Yates Picks Up Weekly Prize

Stuart Yates picked up his first Bait-Tech Clubman weekly prize with a quality net of bream on our match at Club Lake. Well done Stuart

Tuesday 15th September 2015

Fixtures Meeting

Next meeting at the George, will be to discuss the venues and fixture list for next season. All members are welcome.  The meeting will be on Saturday 3rd October at 1.30pm. 
Thursday 10th September 2015

Next Match 

W Henwood Cup

Next match is back down the meadow at Sandford, for what hopefully will be a roach feast! Sport has been below par so far this season but with recent reports of good returns, things are looking up. Anglers are reminded that the draw time for this match is 6.30am. The match is a Top Tackle Points Shield match as well as the Knock-Out Cup Semi Final. Brian Hutchings will be fishing against Alan Campbell and Kevin Dolton will be fishing against Pete Clarke. 
Friday 4th September 2015

Hydropower Approved

Plans or an hydroelectric power plant in Sandford-on-Thames have been approved by Vale of White Horse District Council. At a planning meeting on Wednesday night, councillors unanimously granted permission for three Andritz Archimedean screw turbines on the River Thames at Sandford Weir. Villagers want to build the £3m power plant, which they say could generate enough power for more than 400 homes. They have received help from Oxford’s Low Carbon Hub to raise the £3m needed by offering people the chance to buy shares in the scheme. 
Monday 31st August 2015

Next Match Secretary's Cup

Next match is at Club Lake, Dorchester. There are still a couple of places up for grabs if anyone fancies a fish. Draw is slightly later at 8.30am. Gates open at 8.00am
Friday 21st August 2015

Next Match Roach Cup

This Sunday's match at Sandford is for the "Tony Perks Roach Cup". In this match only roach will count at the weigh in. Draw time is 6.00am 
Tuesday 4th August 2015

Water Booked

Army Angling Federation have Sandford Meadow on Wednesday 30th September 2015
Tuesday 4th August 2015

Additional Match


We will be holding an additional match in the Aggregate Cup, on Sunday 16th August 2015 at Hunts Corner Pond, Linear Fisheries. Please book in with Alan Campbell
Saturday 25th July 2015

Next Match Panshill Wood

There are still a couple of places available for next Sunday's match at Panshill Wood. Please phone Alan Campbell to book in. Please note that the draw time is a little bite later as the gates to the fishery open at 8.30am.

Saturday 18th July 2015

Annual Presentation

A good day was had by all and the George looked after us with food, drink and Fish-o-mania live on the TV. Well done to all that won trophies this season. Next year will only get better.


Wednesday 15th July 2015

Water Booked

The RAF Angling Club have booked Sandford Meadow on Tuesday 28th July 2015. 

Wednesday 15th July 2015

Thame Championships

We will be entering a team into the Thame Championships in September. It will be the first time the club have entered the competition. Team is Tony Carter, Brian Hutchings, Steve Pope and Tim Nix. 

Friday 3rd July 2015

Annual Presentation

Our Annual Presentation will be at the George Littlemore on Saturday 18th July. There will be a buffet and raffle as well as Fish o mania being shown live until 5.30pm. The day starts at 12.00pm and presentation should be around 3.00pm. 

Thursday 25th June 2015

Great Start To Season

With a little over a week into the season, the Meadows at Sandford look in fine fettle despite the extreme tree strimming on the far bank. Vernon Adams had a quality net of chub on the first match last Sunday. Pete Clarke also recorded only the second barbel weighed in on a match since 1994!

To top it off young Bruno Rogers banked a 22-12-00 Carp taken on free lined bread. A cracking old warrior. 

Things can only get better!

Tuesday 16th June 2015

Season Begins

Good Luck everyone for the new river season, be it the Thames or any flowing water. June 16th remains a very special date in our calendars

Friday 12th June 2015

Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme

You may also be interested to know that the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme are going to be holding public events at the end of June/start of July to introduce the scheme to the wider community and explain where we are in the design process (which is pretty much at the beginning!). We will also be asking everyone who attends if they can share any local knowledge that will help us to develop the scheme. You are more than welcome to attend any of the following events:
Tuesday 9th June 2015

One Week To Go

This time next week anglers will be heading back to the rivers, after a 3 month close season. Sandford is looking good and should be all ready to go after this Sunday's work party.  First match at Sandford is on the 21st June. A good turnout is expected so please turn up in good time. 

Thursday 4th June 2015

Venue Switch

Our match scheduled for Oakfield Fisheries on Sunday 5th July has now been switched to Anglers Hideaway at Bishops Itchington. If you can no longer fish please contact Alan Campbell.

Wednesday 3rd June 2015

Next Match Tunnel Barn

There are still places available for this Sunday's match at Tunnel Barn Farm. We will be fishing on the prolific Bottom Lake where big weights are expected. If you want to fish please phone Alan Campbell. 

Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Next Work Party

Just a bit more tree work and a bit of strimming, is all that's needed to get the Meadows ready for the new fishing season. Last Sunday's turnout was a disappointment because of the weather. However a few hardy souls did manage a few hours and the pegs are looking good. However one more push on Sunday 14th June should get our prolific venue ready and hopefully create 2 extra pegs over Magney's Ditch. Please come along with yours tools. Work starts 8.30am

Thursday 28th May 2015

Download Now

Download now the latest edition of the Littlemore Local

Thursday 28th May 2015

Work Party

There will be a work party down at Sandford Meadow this Sunday. Bring your tools etc to help us clear a couple of pegs. Work start at 8.30am

Monday 18th May 2015

Venue Change

Due to the ongoing issues at Stables Lake, the last match in the Spring League has been switched to Boddington Reservoir. Anglers booked in is on the link on the Fixtures page. Please phone Alan Campbell if you can no longer fish. If you want to fish and there are extra pegs available I will try and get them. We have been allocated pegs 59-79. Draw is on the bank.

Sunday 3rd May 2015

Membership Now In Shops

2015-16 Membership Cards are now available in all local Tackle Shops
Sunday 29th March 2015

Key Points From The Annual General Meeting 

Sunday's AGM was fairly well attended at the George, Littlemore. Key Points were raised especially the big drop in Junior Membership Sales. Senior Sales we however up which is very encouraging for Riving Fishing.

John Davis has stepped down from Match Secretary, but is staying on the committee. We all thanked John for all his hard work. Steve Pitson has taken over from John and we wish him all the best.

Permit Prices have gone up for the first time in 5 years. Senior is now £11.00, OAP/Disabled £7.00 and Junior £2.00

Pete Clarke is now a Club Bailiff on our club waters

Tuesday 24th March 2015

Hutchings Picks Up Weekly Prize

Brian Hutchings became the 7th angler this season to pick up an Angling Times/Bait-Tech Clubman winner. His 31-15-00 of bream at Medley earned him a well deserved weekly prize. Well done Brian.

Saturday 21st March 2015

Annual General Meeting

Just a reminder that the Annual General Meeting will be next Sunday at the George Inn, Littlemore. The meeting will start at 12.30.

The team for the Supercup will be selected after the meeting.

Sunday 15th March 2015


River Season Ends


Remember, fishing for coarse fish in rivers is off limits between 15 March to 15 June inclusive. We’ll be out patrolling rivers and anyone caught fishing illegally can expect to be prosecuted and face a substantial fine.
In 2013/ 2014 we checked 80,000 rod licences and prosecuted 2,795 anglers for fishing without a licence. However, depending on landowner agreement, and with a valid rod licence, it is still possible to fish for coarse fish at many stillwaters and canals. Contact your local Environment Agency office for a list of stillwaters and canals within the specified Sites of Special Scientific Interest where the statutory close season still applies. Byelaws for your area can be found at:
At £27 for coarse fishing and non-migratory trout, or £72 to also fish for salmon and sea trout, the annual licence is great value for money. There are flexible options to choose from too: a 1 or 8 day licence or the full season. There are also junior and concession options.
You can buy a rod licence online from the Post Office, at your local Post Office branch or by phoning 0344 800 5386.

Friday 13th March 2015

Last Day Off The River Season Tomorrow

Well its that time of year we all dread, especially when the river is looking so good and catches have been good these last few weeks. However make the most of the last day on the river tomorrow until June 16th when we do it all again.

Don't forget your permit is still valid to fish Hinksey Lake and 6 miles of the Oxford Canal from Enslow Wharf to Heyford. 

Tight Lines for tomorrow and see you all again in June!

Thursday 12th March 2015

First Win Also Picks Up Weekly Prize

Dave Allsworth's first match win last week was also rewarded with a weekly prize from Bait-Tech Clubman. It was a hard match on Club Lake, and that was also reflected with a lot of matches throughout the Country that fished below what was normally expected. However that's Winter fishing! Well done Dave.

Saturday 7th March 2015

Perks Picks Up Weekly Prize

Gerald Perks picked up a Bait-Tech Clubman weekly prize with a quality net of chub on our last club match at Sandford. Well done Gerald.

Friday 6th March 2015

Supercup Match

Our Supercup match against Chipping Norton AC and Newlands AC, will be fished on Saturday 4th April at Lodge Farm, Hook Norton. There will be practice days availbe and they will be announced on Monday. Please confirm again if you are available.

Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Venue Switch

Just in case we get the rain forecast for this week, Sunday's match scheduled for Sandford has now been switched to Medley. Draw is 7.30am at the Perch gate.

Tuesday 24th February 2015

Sandford Weir Hydropower

Plans are now well in advance of putting two turbines on the Big Weir at Sandford. The work will be carried out by Oxfordshire based Low Carbon Hub on the Kennington side of the weir. The Environment Agency are also behind the project. They have been giving their advice on the shift of the riverbed and also a fish pass away from the turbines. If anyone is interested on the developments and would like me to arrange a meeting with the project consultants please email me at 

Below are some drawings of the proposed fish path


Monday 23rd February 2015

Venue Switch

Sunday's match has been switched from Medley to Club Lake, Dorchester. Please be at the lake in good time. Gates open at 8.00am so the draw will be slightly later. 

Wednesday 18th February 2015

Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be at the George Inn, Littlemore on Sunday 29th March. Any proposals for Rules must be with the Secretary by March 1st. The meeting will start at 12.30pm.

Wednesday 18th February 2015

Supercup Draw

We have been drawn away to Chipping Norton AC and Newlands AC in the first round of the Angling Times/Bait-Tech Supercup. The match will be on Saturday 4th or Sunday 5th April. The venue is still to be decided. Please let Alan Campbell know if your available for selection.


Paul Brant

Steve Pitson

Charlie Bishop

Alan Campbell

Wayne Gray

Tony Bailey

Terry Yates

Pete Clarke

Bruno Rogers

Doug Robinson

Steve Pope

Dave Allsworth

Mark Shepherd

Andy Webb

Chris Webb

Kevin Dolton

Brian Hutchings

Vernon Adams


Monday 2nd February 2015

Spring League 2015

All Anglers are now booked in for this years Spring League. You can find the links on the Fixture page. As expected there are no spare spaces. As with all matches, anglers that can no longer fish, please phone Alan Campbell as there is a waiting list. 

Friday 9th January 2015

Venue Switch

Next weeks match Scheduled for the Thames at Medley, has now been switched to the canal at Wolvercote Green. Due to river conditions now and forecast an early decision had to be made. All fishing times remain the same. Please book in with Alan Campbell for pegging.

Wednesday 7th January 2015

Webb Picks Up Weekly Prize

Chris Webb picked up a Bait-Tech Clubman weekly prize with a quality net of bream on our club match at Medley. Well done Chris
Wednesday 31st January 2014

Spring League 2015

Places are now filling quickly for the 4 match series starting at Bishops Bowl on Sunday 12th April 2015. Next match is Sunday 26th April 2015 at Alders Farm (Pine) You will need to be a 2014-15 member to fish these 2 matches. Match 3 is on Panshill Wood Fishery (Pans) and match 4 is on Stables Lake.

Book in by downloading the sheet here   and post or email it too Alan Campbell.

Monday 29th December 2014

Venue Switch

This Sunday's venue has now been switched. The river at Sandford has been running off fine. But after a look today, the river had risen 2" and there was no guarantee that this could rise even more. So in hindsight we have booked Panshill Wood Lake for this Sundays match.  Draw time will be slightly later, as the gates don't open until 8.30am. There will be no time for breakfast, but if you want a hot butty, they will be available on the morning (Let Alan Campbell know if you want one) As it is a Top Tackle Points match, anglers in the top 19 places will have first shout on a peg. A reserve list is in place. Cut off date for confirmation is Wednesday

Sunday 28th December 2014

Who's Up For The Cup!

The club intend to enter a team into the Angling Times/Bait-Tech Supercup 2015. Any angler intending to fish please text or email Alan Campbell. First Round is on the weekend of April 4th & 5th 2015. Please take this into consideration as you could be denying an angler a place in the squad of 20. The Committee decision is final when selecting a squad and Captain. 

Sunday 21st December 2014

Venue Change

The match scheduled for the Channel on Sunday 18th January has now been switched to Medley (Up). Please phone Alan Campbell for parking arrangements.

Sunday 30th November 2014

Milton Pools Match

Anglers booked in for the match on Sunday 1st February 2015 must now use their own keepnets. They must have 2 nets, one for carp the other for silvers. All nets must be dipped as a group 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the match. 

There are now 15 pegs on Lens lake so we have had to put a couple of anglers on a reserve list. Anglers fishing will be updated on to our Facebook page. If you cannot make the match please cancel ASAP with Alan Campbell

Sunday 30th November 2014

Christmas Match

The match is now fully booked. We have had to limit the match to 16 anglers in case the match is switched to the Lock Cut. Draw is at 7.30am, Fishing 8.45am-12.45am. Prizes and buffet are at the Catherine Wheel after the match. Anglers fishing will be updated on to our Facebook page. 

Thursday 27th November 2014

Fixtures 2015-16

Venues for next season are now complete. We will continue having a Spring League starting on Sunday 12th April. The Four match series will take on 2 new venues, Bishops Bowl and Alders Farm plus Panshill (Pans) and Stables Lake. Venues booked for the main season are Tunnel Barn (Bottom), Oakfield (Swallow), Panshill (Wood), Club Lake, Rolfs Lake, Anglers Hideaway, Brickhill Farm, Milton Pools (Lens) and Tunnel Barn (Jenny's). There is also a match on our prolific stretch of the Thames at Sandford every fortnight. 

Obviously there will be a lot of interest on the matches. Application Form is now available on download here and from the Secretary on match days. With limited spaces on some of the venues "Match Appearance" taken over the last 2 seasons will take preference. If you don't fish that many matches or thinking of joining us next season, get your applications in anyway as there are venues that can accommodate a few anglers. 

Wednesday 12th November 2014

Club Bookings

MatchBookings are now being taken for our stretch at Sandford Meadows and the Lock Cut. For more details and dates available please phone Alan Campbell.

Tuesday 11th November 2014

Christmas Match

Names are now being taken for the Christmas match on Sunday 14th December 2014. The match is scheduled to be fished on the meadow at Sandford, with the Lock Cut as back up if the meadow is un-fishable. Book in with Alan Campbell

Friday 7th November 2014

Sandford Record Pike

Santiago Taboada recorded the first twenty on the clubs waters. Fishing a dead bait Mackerel in the weir pool, he took this magnificent beast. Well done

Friday 31st October 2014

Tree Clearance Complete

Contractors have completed the removal of a few trees and bushes along the Meadows. With the work involved it was just too much to do on a normal work party, so the club made the decision to pay a contractor to do it. I think you will all be pleased with the results. Here are just a couple of swims pictured.

Wednesday 29th October 2014

Hutchings Picks Up Weekly Prize

Brian Hutchings picked up a Bait-Tech Clubman weekly prize with a quality net of roach on the S H Taylor match at Sandford. There were 3 winners from the Thames that week. Well done Brian

Monday 13th October 2014

West Thames Newsletter

Ready to download. Zander now officially in the Oxford Area

Monday 15th September 2014

Sandford Weir Major Works

Major works have now started along the path to the Main Weir. This will mean that fishing is only available up to the Small Weir bridge and down to the weir stream, until further notice. 

As a gesture we have offered Kennington Angling Club the Lock Cut to fulfill one of their fixtures. The water is still open to members to fish

Tuesday 9th September 2014 

Sandford Water Booking

RAF Benson Angling Club have booked a match on the meadows on Wednesday 17th September. The water is still open to members.

Monday 1st September 2014

Clarke Picks Up Weekly Prize

Pete Clarke picked up a Bait-Tech Clubman weekly prize with a quality net of roach on the Pete Jackson Memorial match. Well done Pete
Saturday 30th August 2014

Club Lake Match

All pegs for the match on Sunday 7th September have now been booked. A reserve list is now being taken. Draw is at 8.00am at the Lake. 

Tuesday 19th August 2014

Match Cancellation

Due to the amount of anglers away on Sunday 31st August, it has been decided to postpone the Tony Perks Roach Cup. The match will now take place on Sunday 21st September 2014. The S H Taylor Cup will move to a new date of Sunday 19th October 2014. 

Friday 15th August 2014

Sandford Water Bookings

Lea Bridge Angling Society have booked a match on the meadows on Saturday 30th August. We hope they enjoy the fishing

Tuesday 12th August 2014

Sunday's Fixture

This Sunday's Fixture will now be the Blind Pairs Trophy. Anglers must weigh-in to qualify

Tuesday 5th August 2014

Fixture Change

The match versus Kidlington Angling Society, on Sunday 17th August has now been postponed. No date as yet has been confirmed. However the match will still go ahead on the day as a club match.

Tuesday 29th July 2014

Webb Picks Up Weekly Prize

Chris Webb picked up a Bait-Tech Clubman weekly prize with a quality net of roach on last weeks match. Well done Chris 

Monday 28th July 2014

Boddington Match

There are still a few places available for the match a week Sunday at Boddington. This is a prolific carp bagging venue and places will be booked up pretty quick. The draw is at 8.00am on the bank and anglers must have 2 carp approved keepnets. If you fancy it book in with Alan Campbell.

Friday 4th July 2014

Early Season Sport

There have been some good early season returns coming from Sandford. Plenty of roach showing early and plenty of big fish as well. Kurt Cooper has been amongst the fish with a nice net of bream taken on the feeder with worm. The best going 6-10-00. He also had a cracking mirror carp weighing 17-04-00 taken on boilie. 

Tuesday 24th June 2014

Work Party

There will be another work party this Sunday at Sandford. We will meet at the meadow at 8.00am.

Wednesday 18th June 2014

Pimlico Farm Match

There are a couple of places for this Sundays match at Pimlico Farm. Please book in with Alan Campbell if you wish to fish

Sunday 15th June 2014

River Season Starts Tomorrow

Good luck to all our Members venturing out for the first day of the season.  Don't forget to send me a picture of your catches, as we hope to have a sponsor for the best monthly catch. Tight Lines

Wednesday 11th June 2014

Work Party

Thank you for the few that turned out last Sunday but we are now sending out a rallying call for helpers this Sunday. The work party starts at 8.00 at the Meadow.

Tuesday 10th June 2014

Pimlico Farm Match

The match on Sunday 22nd June is now fully booked. If you wish to go on the waiting list, please book in with Alan Campbell

Monday 2nd June 2014

Pimlico Farm Match

There are now a couple of places available for the match on Sunday 22nd June. Please book in with Alan Campbell.

Tuesday 20th May 2014

Work Parties

There is a work party scheduled for Sunday 8th & 15th of June at Sandford Meadow. Please come along to help us get the swims ready for the new season. Both meets will start at 8.00am.

Monday 12th May 2014

Oakfield Fisheries

All pegs have now been booked for this Sunday's match. A reserve list is now open. The cafe is open from 7.00am for those having breakfast. Because of the nature of the lake, we will revert to the Fisheries rules of pole only with a limit of 14.5m. You must also use the fisheries own feed pellet but you can use your own hookers.

Wednesday 7th May 2014

Hunts Corner Pond 

The draw for this Sundays match will be at 8.30am, as the gates at Linear will not open until 8.00am. We will collect the pools etc before we get into the fishery. 

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

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 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 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


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