Once again, the majority of matches last Sunday were cancelled or moved to alternative venues because of the state of the rivers around Oxfordshire.

Yarnton took 12 members over to Walter’s Lake at South Cerney and although it was a bit chilly, it fished fairly well.

Scott Miller (Predator) used the pole and double maggot against the island to put together a winning 10.1.0 of mainly roach.

Jamie Willoughby finished second with 7.3.0 of roach on feeder with maggot, while third with a carp and two roach for 5.5.0 was Paul Willoughby, who fished the pole towards the island.

There was a good turn-out of 14 for Masons’ match on the Oxford Canal at Walton Well Road. At the final whistle, Gary Pether emerged the victor with a net of roach and skimmers on pole and punch worth 3.11.0 Andy Webb was runner-up with 3.6.0 of perch and roach on chopped worm, followed by Andy Benwell (Predator), with 2.12.0 of perch using the same tactics.

The North Oxford AS match against Charlbury was moved from the Evenlode, which was in the fields, to the canal at Wolvercote, and the 16 matchmen, eight on each side, found the water dirty and pushing through.

Nevertheless, a few fish were caught and there was a tie for first place with Maurice Winstone (NOAS) and Gary Didcock (Charlbury) weighing in 2.6.0. Both caught bits on pinkie over chopped worm.

Using the same method, Alan Bateman (NOAS) was third with 2.0.0, and fourth with 1.14.0 was Ron Hamblin (NOAS).

Kidlington fished their Henderson Cup on the canal upstream from King’s Bridge.

The 12 anglers really struggled in poor conditions but Jason Bean stuck at it to triumph with 1.8.8. He was pegged opposite the boats and caught small perch, roach and gudgeon.

Joint second with 0.7.4 were Alan Middleton and Barry Smith, followed by Henry Clarke with 0.3.0 of tiny fish.

Points after 13 matches: J Bean 101, H Clarke 87, A Middleton 85, G Cuss 64.