The new Oxford Summer League got under way with six teams of six anglers fishing the first round on the Kennet & Avon Canal at Great Bedwyn.
The skimmer bream and big perch fed well.
John Williams (Sensas A4) made the most of drawing a feature peg to net perch to 2lb and skimmers to 1lb on worm over chopped worm on the pole for a winning 12lb 3oz.
Chris Telling (Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths) also had some bonus perch to back up a net of small fish on squatt for 9.14.0 and second place, followed by Paul Harrop (Turners) just an ounce behind with skimmers and perch on red maggot.
Team result: 1 Sensas A4 30pts, 2 Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths Red 25, 3 Turners 22.
The last match in the Predator Spring League series saw 12 anglers break the lake record at Dog Lane, Napton.
The first three on the day also finished the series in that order.
Champion Matt Ryman (Predator) triumphed with 174.0.0 of mainly carp on long pole with pellet.
Tony Wright (Predator) caught 85.0.0 of carp from the margins on pole and paste for second place, while Henry Clarke was third with 53.0.0 on paste and pellet.
The fourth match of the Oxford Carp League series was fished by 15 at Rissington.
The fish had spawned during the previous week, which meant a hard match for most.
Mick Lane kept up his recent good form, taking carp on maggot and sweetcorn with just the top kit of his pole to win with 144.2.0.
Ivan Graham (J&K Tackle) had 132.0.0 of carp on pole and maggot down the margins, taking fish to 10lb.
Third place went to Richard Foley with an all-carp haul of 114.0.0 on sweetcorn.
There was a good turn-out of 15 for Yarnton & District AC’s match at Rissington.
Kieran Thorne led them home with an all-carp weight of 119.5.0 on meat and worm.
Andy Wiffen had 82.13.0 for second, followed by Nick Paxton with 74.13.0.
Yarnton have been going through a lean spell in recent years, and are now looking for new members.
They have two meadows on the Thames, one at Cassington and the next stretch downstream – Yarnton Meadow.
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Oakfield: (Wednesday, Red Kite & Swallow Lakes, 22 fished) 1 N Kiddier (Kamasan) 103.15.0, 2 S Nicholls (Banbury Gunsmiths) 101.1.0, 3 M Worrall (Top Tackle) 98.11.0.
Oakfield: (Saturday, Red Kite & Swallow Lakes, 24 fished) 1 G Thorpe (GOT Baits) 164.14.8, 2 J Rogers (Frenzee GOT Baits) 152.1.0, 3 B Eddy (Dynamite Oakfield) 140.3.0.
Oakfield: (Sunday, Red Kite Lake, 16 fished) 1 G Thorpe (GOT Baits) 156.11.0, 2 D Simons (Dynamite Oakfield) 107.9.8, 3 M Brayfield (Miracle Baits) 93.13.0.
Oxford Summer League: Practice match. Thames at Medley. Draw, Green Road, Kidlington 8am, fishing 10-3.
North Oxford AS: Scott Lyster Cup. Cherwell. Draw 8am, fishing 9-2.
Masons AC: Club match, Fritwell Lodge Farm. Draw 8am, fishing 9-3.
Dorchester AS: 1st Rose Bowl. Thames at Benson. 8-1.
Kidlington AS: Club match. Oxford Canal, Highwayman PH. Draw 7.30 (change of venue).
Yarnton & District AC: Club match, Thames Meadow. Draw 6.45, fishing 8-1.
Beehive AC: FA Cup 1st round. Panshill. 10-4.
Littlemore AS: Aggregate Cup 1. Pimlico. Draw 8am, fishing 9.15-2.15.
10:40am Thursday 3rd September 2015
Williams Martini Racing have confirmed that the partnership of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas will be retained for a third season in the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship.
9:30am Thursday 3rd September 2015
RUPERT Evans knows what it is takes to win the Minor Counties Championship as an Oxfordshire player, but admits beating Cumberland in this year’s final as coach would be just as special.
9:10am Thursday 3rd September 2015
MICHAEL Appleton is happy none of his players were nominated for a monthly award as he seeks to keep Oxford United under the radar.
9:00am Thursday 3rd September 2015
Oxfordshire ended sixth out of seven teams in the Home Counties League when they lost 132-100 to Bucks at Bletchley in their final game of the campaign.
8:00am Thursday 3rd September 2015
Woodstock Harrier James Bolton leads Abingdon AC’s Paul Fernandez by just one point ahead of tonight's final round of the Motavation Series in Oxford.
7:00am Thursday 3rd September 2015
Elizabeth Dorey represented England for the first time at the European Junior Touch Championships at Nottingham – just missing out on glory.
7:00am Thursday 3rd September 2015
Some of the county’s brightest young sporting talents are looking for glory in Manchester as they compete in the Sainsbury’s School Games, which get under way today.
More than 1,600 school-age athletes from around the country will descend on Manchester for the four-day multi-sport event – 15 of whom will be looking to bring a medalback to Oxfordshire.
Six of those will be competing in hockey, with Jona Boender (Abingdon), Niall Devaney (Oxford), Finn Dunleavy (Woodstock), Louisa Heathcote (Banbury) and Storm Sunderland (Deddington) all representing England sides, while Witney’s James Palmer has been selected for Wales.
Bloxham School pupil Heathcote, who is 17, will be representing England Girls White.
She is relishing the chance to shine saying: “I’m so happy to have been selected.
“My aim is to enjoy myself, but also play the best hockey I can throughout the tournament.”
Four Oxfordshire youngsters will be competing in athletics, which takes place tomorrow at the 6,500-capacity Manchester Regional Arena.
Luisa Chantler-Edmond (Headington), Emily Thompson (Banbury), Sam Way (Chipping Norton) and Ryan Craze (Didcot) have been selected to represent the Midlands.
Bicester duo Kieran Bird and Thomas Thornley and Faringdon’s Emily Nesbit will all represent England East in swimming.
Bicester Blue Fins swimmer Thornley, 15, said: “I feel very privileged to have been asked to compete in the Sainsbury’s School Games.
“It will be a great opportunity for me to develop as a swimmer and as an athlete overall.
“I can’t wait to get there!”
Oxford’s Saskia Freitas-Shoeffel will feature for England cadet women in volleyball.
And Benj Scheider, from Abingdon, completes the strong contingent from Oxfordshire with his selection for the England fencing team.
8:00am Wednesday 2nd September 2015
JAMES Roberts has been earmarked for a loan move away from Oxford United, but head coach Michael Appleton was quick to make it clear the striker has a bright future at the club.
6:08pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015
Bob Allsworth took two wins as Vikings whitewashed West Oxford Democrats Club.
9:30am Wednesday 2nd September 2015
JACK Brooks led Yorkshire’s charge towards retaining the LV=County Championship title by grabbing 5-35 as Somerset were skittled for 110 on the first day of their Division 1 match at Headingley.