Eleven hardy souls braved the cold and rain to contest North Oxford AC’s Committee v Members match on the Oxford Canal at King’s Bridge.

Mick Abbott, pegged on the brambles swim, had just three fish on bread for a winning weight of 3lb 6oz.

A handy bream of 2.8.0 made up the bulk of his weight.

Bob Yeomans had a bag of bits on bloodworm for 3.2.0 and second place, while Sonny Ayres finished third with 1.1.0 of small skimmers taken on maggot.


Oakfield: (Wednesday, Swallow Lake, 16 fished) 1 R Young (Dynamite Oakfield) 45.15.0, 2 B Eddy (Dynamite Oakfield) 22.8.0, 3 M Pollard (Dynamite/Shimano) 15.2.0.

Oakfield: (Saturday, Swallow & Red Kite Lakes, 17 fished) 1 F Lawther (Dynamite Oakfield) 28.4.8, 2 S Carr (Dynamite Oakfield) 22.8.0, 3 R Cave (Isis Oxford) 21.8.0.

Oakfield: (Sunday, Red Kite Lake, 7 fished) 1 G Worrall (Dynamite Oakfield) 15.13.0, 2 A Wiffin (Biousource) 12.0.0, 3 J Morgan (Cotswold Angling) 4.13.0.

BRACKLEY & District AC have been awarded the Clubmark award for angling – one of only a handful of fishing clubs to have achieved the feat.

Clubmark is a Sport England-backed club accreditation scheme, focusing on providing the best environment for young people to take part in sport.

In order to gain accreditation, the club have signed up to both Angling Trust Child Protection & Sports Equity policies, as well as showing a commitment to developing and growing the junior section of the club.

Brackley now have eight fully qualified and CRB-checked coaches and in the past 18 months, they have introduced more than 100 people to angling through their coaching sessions and taster days.


(Subject to river conditions)

Masons AC: Club match, Thames at Folly. Draw 9am, fishing 10-3.

Dorchester AS: Abbey Cup, Thame at Dorchester Bridge. Fishing 9-2.

Littlemore AS: Blind Pars & Prior Cup. Milton Pools. Draw 8am, fishing 9.15-2.15.