Match fishing

The fifth round of the Angling Trust Oxford Winter League was fished on a gin-clear Kennet & Avon Canal at Great Bedwyn.

It proved hard graft for all but those in the last section and it was from here that Pete Bowles (Sensas A4) caught skimmers and perch on a variety of baits for a winning 14.1.0.

Carl Eland (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) had a similar bag of skimmers and perch for 9.8.0, followed by Mark Bowerman (Sensas A4) with 8.15.0.

Teams on day: 1 FM Isis 24pts, 2 Sensas A4 21, 3 Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths 19.

League to date: Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths 9, Sensas A4 10, FM Isis 12.

Littlemore AS managed to stage their APC Challenge Cup on the Thames at Sandford Lock despite the floods.

Half the lock cut was frozen, while debris was flowing into the pegs above the small weir.

Bites were at a premium, but Brian Hutchings hit two of them on pole with fluro pinkie to land two bream for 5.11.0.

Paul Brant had a last-gasp 5oz chublet for second, while the other ten anglers all blanked.


Tackley Estates AC: (Christmas Fayre match, Stable Lake, 13 fished) 1 B Malone 20.8.0 (4 carp, maggot feeder), 2 F Malone 19.2.0, 3 G Broome 18.8.0.

North Oxford AS: (Oxford Canal, Kidlington) 1 T Whittingham 7.7.0 (perch, red maggot) 2 I Fisher 5.13.0, 3 M Winstone 4.10.0.

Oakfield: (Wednesday, Red Kite Lake & Swallow Lake, 15 fished) 1 S Trevelyan (JET) 42.7.8, 2 M Stimson (Didcot Angling) 34.10.8, 3 F Lawther (Dynamite Oakfield) 26.7.0.

Oakfield: (Saturday, Red Kite & Swallow Lakes, 24 fished) 1 L Ripper (GOT Baits) 32.10.0, 2 M Stickley (Ernest Turner) 28.6.0, 3 G Thorpe (GOT Baits) 22.12.0.

Oakfield: (Sunday, Red Kite Lake, 11 fished) 1 G Thorpe (GOT Baits) 55.6.8, 2 L Ripper (GOT Baits) 52.9.0, 3 B Eddy (Dynamite Oakfield) 18.7.0.


Oxford Waltonians: Christmas Match & R Free Memorial, Thame at Wheatley Bridge. Meet 8am, fishing 9.30-1.30.

Dorchester AS: 4th Rose Bowl, Thames at Dorchester. Fishing 9-2.

North Oxford: Fair Rosamund Shield. Cherwell. Draw 8am, fishing 9-2.

Masons AC: Club match, Oxford Canal, Rock of Gibralter. Draw 9am, fishing 10-3.

Marston AC FTB: Fred Foster Cup, Cherwell. Draw 8am, fishing 9-2.