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Wednesday 5th December 2018

Christmas Match

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

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

Sunday 3rd December 2018
Win Number 3 For Gerald

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ODAA/Littlemore A.S August Bank Holiday Thames Shield

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 17th July 2018
Steve Pope Wins Clubman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brian Hutchings v Mark Smith

Paul Hitchman v Chris Webb

Pete Clarke v Keith Harvey

Kevin Dolton v Tim Allen

Dave Allsworth v Terry Yates

Alan Campbell v Steve Pope

Malcolm Smith v Gerald Perks

Vernon Adams v Steve Pitson

1st Round Reserves

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

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

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

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

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

3rd place will receive £25 from BJP Insurance

Sunday 15th April 2018
Littlemore Through To Next Round

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

Elgin AC

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

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

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

Weir Stream Clearance Ready To Start

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

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

Dolton Wins Clubman Award

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

Details: Buscot Park, Faringdon,

Oxfordshire SN7 8BU.

Telephone: 01367 240786

Thursday 15th March 2018
River Season Ends

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

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

Thames Area Fisheries Newsletter

Tuesday 9th January 2018

Next Match M Whipp Cup

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

Tuesday 19th December 2017

The club would like to wish all our members a very Merry Christmas. See you on the bank in 2018
Tuesday 19th December 2017

Angling Times Supercup

Angling Times Supercup is back for 2018-and Littlemore again will be entering a squad that hopefully go one better and reach the final at Barston Lakes next September.

To be part of the 20 man squad contact Alan Campbell. First Round matches are on the weekend of Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April 2018

Tuesday 12th  December 2017

Next Match Christmas Shield

This Sunday's match will now be fished at Club Lake, Dorchester. The decision to switch the match was due to the amount of snow water and salt entering the river system. There are a few spaces available so please apply quick. There will be a buffet and prizes after the match at the Catherine Wheel at Sandford.
Monday 11th  December 2017

Medley Match Cancelled

With over 30cm of snow dropping in the early morning, yesterday's match was cancelled due to Health and Safety. No new date has been decided yet
Tuesday 28th November 2017
Next Match, Medley

Next match is for the APC Challenge Cup at Medley. Draw will be on the bank at 7.30am at the Perch Gate. This is a Top Tackle Points match
Tuesday 28th November 2017

Work Party

This weekends work party will now take place around the big weir. The work will start between 8.30am and 9.00am
Tuesday 28th November 2017
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Thursday 23rd December 2017

Spring League 2018

Dates and venues confirmed for next years Spring League

Sunday 22nd April Club Lake

Sunday 6th May Tunnel Barn Farm, Top Lake

Sunday 20th May Bishops Bowl, White Bishops

Booking in to be confirmed shortly 

Wednesday 15th November 2017
Next Match, Sandford

Please book in for the next match at Sandford. It is a Top Tackle Points match and also a Winter League match
Tuesday 14th November 2017
Cracking Pike Caught at Sandford
Chris Brooks had this fantastic Double figure pike in the Small Weir today. The specimen was taken on a lure. 
This just cements the potential in the weir stream. Well done Chris
Friday 10th November 2017

Work Party 

There will be another work party at Sandford where we can concentrate on removal of dead reeds. We will also try to clear a path without obstruction all along the weir stream. If there are enough volunteers we can split and clear a patch to the big weir. Please bring tools gloves and eye protection
Friday 10th November 2017

World Lure Championships head to England in 2018

The Angling Trust has announced that England will host the 11th FIPS-ed Carnivorous Artificial Bait Boat Angling Championships in 2018. The competition will head to the British Isles for the second time in three years following the successful 2016 world championship which was held in Ireland.

The four day event will be held on Rutland Water from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th October and it is expected that as many as 20 nations could head to the England to compete in this prestigious lure angling competition.

The competition has been dominated by Eastern European nations in recent years, world number one ranked Ukraine winning three world titles, Lithuania winning one world title and most recently, Romania were crowned world champions in 2017. Italy are the only central European team to record a win back in 2013 however, with the imminent appointment of a new manager, Team England will be hopeful of breaking the dominance and achieving a good result on their home water.

Competitions & Performance Manager for the Angling Trust Ben Thompson said “We are absolutely delighted to be hosting such a prestigious event, having the World Championships in England presents a wonderful opportunity to showcase one of the fastest growing areas of our sport, we have some excellent predator fishing in this country and Rutland will provide a fantastic challenge for all of the participants. Rutland holds a good head of predator species with pike exceeding 15kg, zander to 5kg and perch to 1.5kg which is sure to provide a fascinating competition.”

“We are in the process of creating an organising committee and we will be recruiting a large number of volunteers to act as stewards for the event and welcome anyone with a passion for lure angling and an interest to get involved to come forward."

Interested parties should forward an expression of interest to Angling Trust via an email

"This international competition will provide anglers in England with the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the very best predator anglers in the world, an opportunity not to be missed.”
Wednesday 8th November 2017
Night Fishing Allowed on Weir Stream
For a trail basis until the end of the season, members will be allowed to night fish the weirs at Sandford

We are aware that there has been some unwanted activity down there. By opening up to fishing at night we are hoping our members can be the eyes and ears and discourage these unwanted anglers.

We don't encourage confrontation so always phone the EA Hotline (0800 80 70 60) if there is any signs of illegal fishing or fish removal.

Tuesday 7th November 2017
2016-17 Presentation 

Presentation for last seasons Trophy winners will be at the Catherine Wheel, Sandford on Saturday 2nd December 2.00pm

Last Seasons Winners


Spring League - Pete Clarke
J Henwood Shield - Pete Clarke
R Arnatt Cup - Brian Hutchings
Sumner Cup - John Davis
Secretary’s Cup - Chris Webb
Roach Cup - Pete Clarke
W Henwood Cup - Pete Clarke
Vice-Presidents Cup - Brian Hutchings
Record Cup - Ady Cox
Steve Denny Shield - Brian Hutchings
Blind Pairs - Mark Smith & Brian Hutchings
APC Challenge Cup - Don Spearpoint
R C Smith Cup - Alan Campbell
Christmas Shield - Steve Pitson
M Whipp Cup - Doug Robinson
K Mills Cup - Dave Allsworth
Chandlers Cup - Doug Robinson
S H Taylor Cup - Don Spearpoint
Thames Shield - Gerald Perks
Chairman’s Cup - Kevin Dolton
Knock Out Cup - Pete Clarke
Aggregate Cup - Pete Clarke
Prior Cup - Brian Hutchings
Points Shield - Alan Campbell

Tuesday 7th  November 2017
Club Receives Funding To Clear Weir Stream 
 

The Club have received a substantial grant from Thames Water to clear the Small Weir Stream at Sandford. The funding will pay for a contractor to clear the stream of all the large trees that have fallen into the river. This will improve the water flow and encourage anglers back down there. 

Thanks to Jeff Woodhouse from Thames Valley AA and Stuart Manwaring for  putting a lot of their own time and effort into the project and helping us with the funding

The work doesn't stop there though as we still need volunteers at the work parties.  The next one will be on Sunday 3rd December. 

Tuesday 7th November 2017
Next Match Sandford

Please book in now for the next fixture. Last 2 matches at Sandford have been well attended so don't leave it too late. Top Tackle Points and Winter League Points are up for grabs. The match also incorporates the Knock Out Cup Final between Paul Hitchman and Pete Clarke. Should be a good un. All peg fees from the match will go to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
Thursday 26th October 2017
Fixtures Meeting
There will be a meeting on Friday 3rd November to discuss the venues for next seasons fixture list. The meeting will take place at the George at 7pm
Wednesday 25th October 2017

Work Party 

Another work party is set for the small weir. Please come along on Sunday 5th November. Great work was done on the last work party. This time we will need a few hands to shift some wood and pull some reeds out of the water. 
Wednesday 18th October 2017
Next Match Bishops Bowl

Next Match up is on White Bishops Lake at Bishops Bowl. As it stands the match is full and a Reserve List is open.

Anglers having breakfast please arrive early

Wednesday 18th October 2017

Seen a Cormorant or Goosander? Please let us know!

Seen a cormorant or goosander? Please let us know!

At the Angling Trust we recognise the enormous damage that cormorants and goosanders can do to fish stocks in both rivers and still waters. We want to do more to enable fishery managers to be allowed to control these highly destructive birds.

We’ve written to the Fisheries Minister, George Eustice, demanding a doubling of the number of cormorants licensed to be shot in England annually to 6,000 and for the removal of requirements for evidence that goosanders are damaging fisheries before a licence will be issued.

We’ve re-launched the
Cormorant Watch website for you to log sightings of cormorants and goosanders. The data provided will help us push for more effective control of these birds in England, Wales and Scotland, where goosanders in particular predate heavily on declining salmon stocks.

Pressure from angling organisations and angling-related businesses initially saw a previous government introduce a limit on cormorants licensed to be shot of 2,000, with a temporary increase to 3,000. Since then, the work of the Angling Trust has led to fishery managers applying for a far greater number of cormorant licences.

The Angling Trust continues to believe that the best outcome would be for cormorants to be included on the general licence as long as the conservation status of the birds is not threatened. However, we have not been able to persuade ministers to adopt this approach which is why we are pressing for the best possible outcomes within the licensing framework. 

We believe fishery managers should have the right to protect fish stocks from these highly damaging birds and the current system is woefully inadequate. Please log your sightings and help us change it!

Yours faithfully,
The Angling Trust Campaigns Team

 

Monday 16th October 2017
Work Party Reminder
Come and join us this Sunday  to start clearing the small weir stream. Work starts 8.30am weather permitting
Monday 9th October 2017

Next Match Walters Lake

Names are now being taken for next week's match at Walters Lake. We will be fishing both Blue and White Lanes. The venue has a superb restaurant as well. Please let me know by Friday if you are having breakfast. Breakfasts are from 7.00am onwards.
Monday 9th October 2017
Unacceptable Practice

At the time when we are trying to improve our fisheries for our anglers to fish some pond life has dumped this lot in the big weir. I don't believe this has been left by members. Whoever you are you will be prosecuted. If  you are a member and you are reported for dumping rubbish you will be banned for life!
Tuesday 3rd October2017

Next Match Tunnel Barn Farm

Next match is at the prolific venue Tunnel Barn Farm. We are on Bottom Pool. As it stands we are fully booked. Extra pegs may become available though. Please message Alan Campbell to go on the Reserve List. Sunday will be very busy at the venue as they host their Super League Final. Anglers wanting a breakfast please get there early.
Wednesday 27th September 2017
Work Party
A work party is planned for the small weir stream on Sunday 22nd October. Please bring some tools. Start 8.30am. Hopefully a lot of clearing and some tree work will take place. We need plenty of volunteers for this project before we hope to bring in contractors.
Tuesday 26th September 2017
Next Match Blind Pairs

Please book in with Alan Campbell for the next match at Sandford. Draw time is slightly later at 7.30am
Match incorporates the Knock-Out Cup and the 1st Round of the Winter League

Tuesday 19th September 2017
Please download the latest Littlemore Local for October/November

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
Please download the latest Littlemore Local for April/May

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

Please download the latest Littlemore Local for February/March

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!