Thursday 6th October 2016

Next Match Steve Denny Shield

Next match down the Meadows. Should be a good un. The match also incorporates the Knock-Out Cup Final between Pete Clarke and Alan Campbell. Contact Alan Campbell or Steve Pitson for details

Wednesday 21st September 2016

Next Match Aggregate Cup

Names are now being taken for our match on the prolific Rolfs Lake. Please book in with Alan Campbell
Tuesday 20th September 2016
Please download the latest Littlemore Local for October/November.
Monday 12th September 2016

Next Match Vice-Presidents Cup

Next match up is the Vice-Presidents Cup at Sandford. Hopefully we should start seeing a few chub coming out now that Autumn is upon us. Please book in with Alan Campbell. Draw 6.30am
Monday 12th September 2016

Fixtures Meeting

Next meeting at the George, Littlemore will also include the members choice for the match venues for 2017-18. All are welcome. Fixtures meeting will start about 2.00pm on Saturday 1st October
Wednesday 31st August 2016

Next Match 

W Henwood Cup

Next match is the W Henwood Cup at Sandford. This is also the Semi Final of the Knock Out Cup. Draw is at the slightly later time of 06-30am
Please book in with Alan Campbell
Sunday 21st August 2016

Next Match

Roach Cup

Next match is the Roach Cup at Sandford. As it says on the tin, Roach only count for this match. With some fantastic weights coming out on last weeks Summer League at Sandford, this should be a belter. So dust down your waggler rods. Get the hemp, tares and casters ordered and book in.
Sunday 21st August 2016

Parking At Sandford

Until further notice there will be No Parking other than match days in the meadows at Sandford.

Monday 15th August 2016

Next Match Secretary's Cup

Names are now being taken for next Sunday's match. It's been a while since we have fished Clifton. Some terrific weights have come from there in the past. It used to boast the best peg on the Thames "The Groyne"
Please let us know if you are coming for pegging purposes
Monday 8th August 2016 


It has been brought to my attention that some of the fixtures in the permit did not match those on the website. This was due to additional water bookings after we printed them. This has now been corrected. The Prior Cup starts this weekend. 
Monday 8th August 2016

Next Match 

Upper  Farm Henton

Next match is over to Upper Farm at Henton. This is a venue for the club and we are looking forward to it. As it stands the match is full and a reserve list is open.

ALL anglers are reminded that they must have 2 nets. Silvers must be kept separate. We we stop halfway through the match for the silvers to be weighed in by the owner. Large carp may also be weighed in during the match. The owners needs to look after the fish and we will abide by his decision. We have all seen how bad some fish are if they are not cared for.

Sunday 31st July 2016

Littlemore Bow Out In Semi-Finals

A good effort from the team but it was all in vain, as the team bowed out of the Supercup Semi-Final at Viaduct Fishery. It's fair to say at this stage of the competition you need to put in a lot of practice. But with a 300 mile round trip we could not show that commitment. Roll on next year 
Friday 29th July 2016

Up For The Cup

Littlemore head for Viaduct Fishery full of confidence after seeing off 2 tricky previous rounds. A top 5 place is required to get the the club into the Final at Barston Lakes. Good Luck all.
Monday 25th July 2016

Next Match Tunnel Barn Farm

Names are now being taken for the next match at this prolific venue on Sunday 31st uly . Please book in with Alan Campbell
Friday 22nd July 2016

Meadows Free This Sunday

The Meadows are open this Sunday after Enfield Town AC postponed their fixture. 
Monday 11th July 2016


A good afternoon had by all. Thank you to Nigel at the George for the buffet and live Fishomania. Thank you Wayne Gray at Top Tackle for the prizes. 

Friday 8th July 2016

Job Opportunity

Decathlon at Seacourt Retail Park have recently expanded their range on fishing equipment in store and are looking for an expert sales advisor with a good fishing knowledge for this full time vacancy. Its a 39hour Full Time vacancy

If you are interested contact Store Manager Mike McHale

Monday 4th July 2016

Angler Fined For No Rod Licence

Paul Davis of Yeftly Drive Littlemore admitted fishing without a Rod licence on the the Thames at Sandford on December 5th 2015. He was fined £120 and ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £127 costs
Thursday 30th June 2016

Angling Times/Bait-Tech Supercup


Littlemore head to the Semi-Finals at Bait-Tech Viaduct Fishery Somerset on Saturday 30th July. The following prolific lakes will be used: Spring, Middle, Match, Cary & Campbell. Draw 9.15am Fish 11.00am until 4.00pm. Fishery rules be enforced. 

Can all squad members tie up with Alan Campbell if you are available for selection.

Tuesday 21st June 2016

Next Match 

Alders Farm

Next match is at the prolific Alders Farm Fishery Pines Lake. There are still a few places available. If you want to fish please book in with Alan Campbell
Tuesday 21st June 2016

Knock-Out Cup Draw

The draw for the first round of the Knock-out Cup is now on the link. The 1st Round will be fished at Sandford on Sunday 17th July 2016. 
Saturday 18th June 2016

Littlemore Into Clubman Semi-Final

A great match contested by two equal clubs. But there had to be one winner. Team plans were followed and Littlemore came up tops. Winning 4 sections to Thatcham's 2, we will now contest the Semi-Final of the Angling Times/Bait-Tech Supercup at Viaduct Fishery in Somerset. What a super effort from the team.

Chris Webb (Littlemore) won the match with 1 Carp and 1 Tench on the pole with maggot and 12lb of rudd on the whip. Second was Gary Shillito (Thatcham) He fished the whip and had 10lb of rudd with maggot and a solitary tench on the long pole. Team mate Nick Hazzard (Thatcham) was third with a quality net of rudd taken on the whip with maggot.  

Chris Webb



Littlemore Angler Weight Points Thatcham Angler Weight Points
2 Steve Pope 03-14-00 1 1 S Hazzard 02-11-00 2
4 Chris Webb 24-10-00 1 3 L Cook 08-08-00 2
6 Tim Nix 12-00-00 1 5 S King 07-12-00 2
8 Andy Webb 08-09-00 2 7 N Hazzard 12-08-00 1
10 Steve Pitson 04-00-00 2 9 G Shillito 14-07-00 1
12 Alan Campbell 03-08-00 1 11 M Dominey 00-07-00 2
    Total 8   Total   10



Monday 13th June 2016

Next Match Sandford

J Henwood Cup

Next Match is our first match on the Meadows at Sandford. Draw is in the Meadow at 6.00am, Fish 7.15am-12.15pm. Please text Alan Campbell if you are coming
Monday 13th June 2016

New River Season

Dust down your gear and get ready for the new river season. Sandford is looking cock on as is all the river through Oxford. Get your bait and permit ordered and bag up on Thursday!
Friday 10th June 2016

Commercial Match Booking 

Match Booking form for Commercial Fisheries is now available to download. Please visit the Fixture link, download the form and choose what fixtures you are applying for. Loyalty Points will decide the allocated anglers to fish the match 1 month prior to the fixture. 
Tuesday 7th June 2016


Presentation this year will again be at the George in Littlemore on Saturday 9th July. Presentation will be around 3pm. There will be a buffet and an all day screening of Fishomania Final.
Tuesday 17th May 2016

Next Match Oakfield (Swallow)

Next match is a quick nip over to Kingswood, Bucks for our last match in the Spring League. Anglers can still come and fish, even though they are not involved with the League. Please book in with Alan Campbell. 


Tuesday 17th May 2016

Work Party Sunday

Work Party this Sunday. Need a ladder and boat if anyone has one. Plenty of muscle as well. Tree down in 2 pegs. Work Starts 8.30am
Saturday 7th May 2016

Supercup Home Draw

Littlemore will face Thatcham AA in the second round of the Angling Times/Bait-Tech Supercup. The match will be fished at Hunts Corner Pond on Saturday 18th June. We also have the lake booked on Saturday 11th June for practice.
Friday 29th April 2016

Permits Available At All Tackle Shops

2016-17 Membership is now available in all the following shops
Coming Soon.......Permits will be available at

Thame Road,
HP17 8BY

Thursday 28th April 2016

Next Match Bishops Bowl

Next match up is at the prolific Bishops Bowl. We will be fishing Marshes 1 & 2. The lake is stocked with Crucian carp, tench, bream, barbel, chub, mirror and common carp, roach, and rudd. Demand will be high so please book in with Alan Campbell early, to avoid disappointment. 
Thursday 28th April 2016

Angling Trust Division 2 National

We have now been confirmed a place in this years Angling Trust Division 2 National.  The venue is on the Fazeley Canal in Birmingham on Saturday 10th September 2016. Fishing Times are 11.00am to 4.00pm. The Team will consist of 10 anglers and up to 10 reserves. All anglers must be individual members of the Angling Trust. Headquarters and draw for the match is at the Minworth Club and Lodge Sutton Coldfield. 

Entry will be £10 per Angler fishing . Optional Pools are available. Anglers interested in fishing please contact Alan Campbell. A meeting will be held shortly to take all details.

Wednesday 13th April 2016

Work Party

Work Party this Sunday at Sandford Meadow. Park at the Kings Arms. Hopefully we can pop over to the weir stream after a couple of hours and get our heads around of what we are up against. Everybody will be rewarded with their efforts on our waters, so please come along. Work will start at 8.00am
Sunday 10th April 2016

Club Progress In Supercup

Littlemore anglers filled the top 3 places at Lodge Farm today, but more importantly comfortably won the match 13-5 against Chipping Norton AC. Andy Webb fished pole tight to the lilies in the middle of the lake and had 17 carp on bread for a convincing win with 64-00-00. Alan Campbell was end peg on the opposite bank and had 5 carp to 12lb. All his fish were caught on the pole with red maggot. Kurtis Kauble was refreshed after his extra half hour in bed and had 3 carp and a couple of pound of roach on the pole with maggot.

Team Result

Chipping Norton

Weight Points Littlemore Weight Points
Peg 1  DNW 3 Peg 2 Andy Webb 64-00-00 1
Peg 3 05-10-00 1 Peg 4 Chris Webb 05-09-00 2
Peg 5 DNW 3 Peg 6 Steve Pitson 03-00-00 1
Peg 7 06-04-00 2 Peg 8 Kurtis Kauble 19-00-00 1
Peg 9 05-12-00 1 Peg 10 Tim Nix 05-04-00 2
Peg 11 DNW 3 Peg 12 Alan Campbell 42-00-00 1
Total 13 Total 8


1st Andy Webb (Littlemore) 64-00-00

2nd Alan Campbell (Littlemore) 42-00-00

3rd Kurtis Kauble (Littlemore) 19-00-00


Thursday 7th April 2016

Match Booking Form Available To Download

Match Booking form for Commercial Fisheries is now available to download. Please visit the Fixture link, download the form and choose what fixtures you are applying for. Loyalty Points will decide the allocated anglers to fish the match 1 month prior to the fixture. 
Thursday 7th April 2016

Membership Form Available to Download

The new Membership Application is ready to download and get of to the Secretary. Permits should be in the shops by the end of the month.
Tuesday 5th April 2016

Annual General Meeting Outcome

There were no major changes at the Annual General. A good turnout supported proposals put forward by members and committee for next season. 

On all Commercial matches the draw will be 8.00am. Fish 10.00am-3pm

Malcolm Smith & Alan Campbell were re-elected as Chairman and Secretary respectfully.  Toby Pope Pete Clarke and John Davis will be Bailiffs of the clubs waters.

Adult permit will increase £1.00 to £12.00. OAP/Disabled and Junior will stay at £7.00 and £2.00.

Saturday 2nd April 2016

New Season Fixtures

2016-17 Fixtures have now been uploaded onto the website. I think you will agree that the club has set a good balance for the match angler, as well as setting aside many weekends for the pleasure angler at Sandford. Booking in form for Commercial Fisheries will be available to download shortly.
Monday 28th March 2016

Society Secures Funding On Weir Stream 

The Club is pleased to announce that we have received £1500 funding from the Environment Agency, to clear up the Small Weir Stream at Sandford. The Club will also match the funding. This will help us to clear the stream erect staging and paths and construct silt traps in the stream. We know that all this would help the fishing and wildlife to flourish. Thank you all at the EA for your help especially Stuart Manwaring and Tom Sherwood.

So this is where we need our members. Work Parties are a must to get the weir stream and the meadows ready for the new season. Bring whatever tools you can.

 The dates are as follows

Sunday 17th April

Sunday 1st May

Sunday 8th May

Sunday 22nd May

Sunday 29th May

Sunday 12th June

We start at 8.00am and finish around 12.00pm. Work Parties are subject to cancellation if the weather is bad.

Work will continue throughout the season on the weir stream. This is a big project for the club and it will be very rewarding when finished.

Saturday 26th March 2016

Spring League 2016

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 & 2)
Sunday 5th June Oakfield Fishery (Swallow)
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
*Deposit will be refunded at the committee's discretion.
Tuesday 22nd March 2016

Perfect End To Season

Terry Yates rounded of a great season with a well deserved goody bag from Sponsors Angling Times/Bait-Tech. Everyone is pleased that his first match win at the club never went unnoticed. Well done Terry

Saturday 19th March 2016

Annual General Meeting

Don't forget Annual General Meeting tomorrow. 12.30pm at the George, Littlemore. Your Club, Your Voice. 
Wednesday 16th March 2016

Yet Another Bait-Tech Weekly Winner

Gerald Perks became the sixth winner this season of an Angling Times/Bait-Tech goody bag. His hard earned net of bream at Medley was a worthy winner picked by the Sponsor. 
Tuesday 15th March 2016

River Season Ends

Well that's another river season over and to be honest it had mixed returns for the season. Sandford Meadow never really recovered from the over the top "Tree Pruning". The roach and bream didn't seem to like their new landscape. Hopefully now that it is all growing back the fish will return in numbers. 

Don't forget you can still use your permit to fish the Oxford Canal from Enslow Wharf to Heyford Station. Plenty of good fishing spots on the canal. The drop-shotting fishing has also taken off. You can cover 6 miles of canal with minimal gear. There are good reports of Big Pike Perch and Zander coming out. Least of all you can fish Hinksey Lake in the Centre of Oxford.

But for those "River purists" that want to get the Meadows and weir streams ready for the new season Work Party dates will be announced shortly. We have a massive project to clear the Small Weir Stream (More details to follow)

So no rest for the wicked. Work Parties Supercup and Spring League all from now until the new season starts in June.

Thanks for 2015-16 and I look forward to seeing you all on the bank in 2016-17

Wednesday 9th March 2016

Venue Switch

With 3 inches of rain overnight the last match of the season has now been moved to the Lock Cut. With limited places available please book in asap with Alan Campbell.
Wednesday 24th February 2016

Supercup Details

Our 1st round match away to Chipping Norton Ac will be fished on Sunday 10th April at Lodge Farm, Hook Norton. We have also been offered 2 practice dates. They will be Saturday 26th March and Saturday 2nd April. 
Tuesday 16th February 2016

Chipping Norton Away in Round 1

We start our 1st round match away to Chipping Norton AC in our quest to reach the finals at Barston Lakes. The match will be on the weekend of Saturday/Sunday April 9 and 10. The venue is yet to be decided.
Tuesday 16th February 2016

Campbell is Another Weekly Winner

Alan Campbell is the latest winner of the Angling Times/Bait-Tech weekly competition. His hard earned win at Clattercote Reservoir has won him a box of goodies from the sponsors. Well Done Alan
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.