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Match rules, information, fixtures etc. 2024-2025

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Match Info

Club matches are open to all members. £10 pools on home waters, £20 pools on away fixtures.

To book into a match you must speak to the match secretary, Richard Cane, to confirm your place. Answer phone messages or text messages will not count as a confirmed booking. Telephone on 01252 721105.

 You can book in for a match between the hours of 6pm to 8pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays or after you have completed a match. You are only allowed to book in to one match at a time and no more than 14 days in advance of the match you wish to fish.

Non attendance of a match, without sufficient notice to the match secretary will result in not being able to attend the next two matches.

Match Rules

 All pegs used in a match will be of a reasonable state to give competitors a reasonable chance to compete fairly using any method the angler chooses i.e all pegs selected will enable fishing with a pole or rod.

Competitors may receive assistance to get to or from their swim for themselves and their tackle.

On all matches on all waters, home or away, you are only allowed to fish halfway across the lake and halfway to each peg either side of you (not the next angler).

All activities and equipment is restricted to your own swim.

In exceptional circumstances (snagged fish etc), the angler may leave their peg to remedy the situation after seeking permission from the neighbouring anglers. 

All fish must be landed in their swim, with their own landing net.

On all matches two or more keepnets are required (unless silverfish only match). One for carp, and one for silverfish. Any carp suspected of being over 10lb must be weighed and returned to the water immediately afterwards. Fish are not to be transferred between nets after the final whistle.

Keepnets will be allowed to enter the water at any time after entering your peg, ideally dry. Any fish will count unless otherwise stated, except Pike, Trout or Crustacean's.

Before the match starts, no bait is to be introduced into the water.

One rod in use at any time. This includes using a pole pot to whilst using a rod. Bait can be introduced by hand, catapult, throwing sticks, pole pot attachments etc.

Floating baits, bloodworm & joker are banned.

Hand-lining, is not permitted. Pulla-bungs or similar are allowed.

No additional tackle or bait can be brought to an anglers swim after the starting whistle.

All competitors must stop fishing at the final whistle. If a competitor is playing a fish when the end of the match is called they must declare "fish on"and will be allowed 15 minutes to land the fish. If landed after 15 minutes it is to be returned to the water.

All other Oakhanger Angling Club rules apply, both by-laws and specific water rules.

Payouts for each match will be announced before the draw. Some matches may pay out silverfish pools.

Fixtures 2024/2025

2024

Sunday 16th June          Gold Valley, middle lake causeway          All fish to count          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-4pm.

Sunday 30th June          Kingsley Pond          All fish to count          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-4pm.

Sunday 14th July          Kingsley Pond          Pole only          All fish to count          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-4pm.

Sunday 28th July          Kingsley Pond          All fish to count          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-4pm.

Sunday 11th August          Kingsley Pond          All fish to count          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-4pm.

Sunday 25th August          Kingsley Pond          Rod only          All fish to count          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-4pm.

Sunday 1st September          Gold Valley, middle lake causeway          All fish to count          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-4pm.

Sunday 15th September          Kingsley Pond          Pairs match          All fish to count          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-4pm.

Sunday 6th October          Marsh Farm, Richardsons, pegs 1 to 27          All fish to count          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-3pm.

Sunday 13th October          Kingsley Pond          All fish to count          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-3pm.

Sunday 27th October          The Rookery          Silverfish only          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-3pm.

Sunday 10th November          Kingsley          All fish to count          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-3pm.

Sunday 24th November          The Rookery          Silverfish only          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-3pm.

Sunday 1st December          Kingsley Pond          All fish to count          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-3pm

Sunday 15th December          Kingsley Pond          Fur & Feather christmas match          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-3pm.

Sunday 29th December          The Rookery          Silverfish only          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-3pm.

2025

Sunday 12th January          The Rookery          Silverfish only          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-3pm.

Sunday 26th January          NMG Pump Station, main pond          All fish to count          Draw: 8,30am          Fish: 10am-3pm.

Sunday 9th February          Kingsley Pond          All fish to count          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-3pm.

Sunday 23rd February          The Rookery          Silverfish only          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-3pm.

Sunday 2nd March          Marsh Farm, Richardsons, pegs 1 to 27          All fish to count          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-3pm.

Sunday 9th March          Kingsley Pond          All fish to count          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-3pm.

Sunday 23rd March          NMG Pump Station, main pond          All fish to count          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-3pm.

Sunday 6th April          Kingsley Pond          All fish to count          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-3pm.

Sunday 20th April          Kingsley Pond          All fish to count          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-3pm.

Sunday 27th April          NMG Pump Station, main pond          All fish to count          Draw: 8.30am          Fish: 10am-3pm.