News Archive


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The following brief archive features the club's activities

between 21st December 2014 and 5th July 2015

Our (old) news - oldest first ....

21st December 2014


Last event of 2014 ...

The Perch & Pike Cup - sponsored by the Perch & Pike - took place on Sunday 21st December 2014 and was won by Bryan with this magnificent pike:

Bryan's magnificent 9.44 lbs pike carried off the Perch & Pike Cup @ South Stoke Angling Club's last event of 2014

with more information here & here

8th January 2015


Club Match 11th January Cancelled


Regretfully, we have had to cancel this weekend's competition due to weather conditions

5th February 2015


Club Match - 8th February


Match will go ahead with revised draw time of 9.00 am and 9.30 start.


Please be cautious of potentially wet riverbank and high river levels.

15th February 2015


** Illegal Fishing **


There are growing reports in the local area of individuals and groups using illegal fishing methods (trawling and cross river nets) on a near commercial level.


These activitiesseriously threaten future fish stocks. For more information see here.


Members and local residents are requested to keep their eyes open when near the river and report any suspicious activity immediately on 0800 80 70 60.

5th March 2015


Chris Pool Match - 8th March


Improving river conditions and a good weather forecast mean we can confirm Sunday's last match of the season (and our farewell to Chris Pool) will go ahead as planned.


Draw @ 0815 for 0900 - let's make it a good turn out before our 3 month break.


Use of the club's South Stoke stretch will be restricted to competing members only during the competition (0800 - 1300).


May 2015


Pre-season working party


A hardy group of volunteers 'whipped on' by Celia over the weeknd strimmed, cleared and dug with the result being one of the tidiest and best kept stretches in the region and an increase in our swims for just over 20 to 35 ready for the new season.


A couple of adult beverages and a BBQ followed to thank the volunteers.

The 'Team of 2015' assemble at South Stoke on the bank of Thames after South Stoke Angling Club's first match of the 2015/16 season
Heading the working party and barbecue team on the bank of the Thames at South Stoke

21st June 2015


The John Phipps Memorial Cup Match


The first match of the new season named after the fondly remembered previous Chairman of the South Stoke Angling Club.


The winner was Lee Stevens with an impressive haul seen below.

Keeping in the South Stoke family - Chairma Paul Stevens presents Lee Stevens with the John Phipps Memorial Cup

4th January 2015


2 days into 2015 and decent fish already ...


Jeremy rather likes this fine Perch Specimen caught on 2nd January:

Perch caught by Jeremy on 2nd January on South Stoke's stretch on the River Thames

11th January 2015


Pikes a'plenty


Despite the cancellation of the Club Match today, Jeremy caught a couple of excellent pike including this fine specimen rumoured to be over 12lbs (correct weight follows)......


NEWS JUST IN ..... 12.26 lbs (and a second one @ 6.68 lbs). Just 3 weeks too late to walk off with the silverware @ The Perch & Pike Cup !!

Aother fine Pike from The Thames at South Stoke

8th February 2015


Club Match - 8th February


Congratulations to Bryan on another win today in the Club Match, with a chub weighing in @ 1.3lbs - the only catch of the day.


Lovely eather and surroiunding but possibly not the Club's best fishing day ever !

Another win for Bryan with South Stoke Angling Club

23rd February 2015


"Its good to talk"


Work continues on the website (much of it behind the scenes and hard to spot) but a number of articles have already appeared (more to come), membership information is 'in progress' and we have an experimental 'online conversation facility' which is now open to members, local residents and visitors alike (all are welcome as long as they behave - please try it !.

8th March 2015


Chris Pool wins season's last match


Chris Pool won his own departure match with the only catch of the day - a 0.51 lb roach.


Chris has now left the village - but will hopefully visit in the future. We wish him well in his new career.

Chris Pool's win before departing South Stoke

14th May 2015


Curry, Quiz & 2014/15 Prizegiving


An excellent Thai Curry and slightly 'different' quiz accompanied our prizegiving for the 2014/15 season.


A full list of winners (except for the quiz because no one seems to know - or care) who won is given here.

5th July 2015


The 'Zakcat' Cup Match


With a fine cup sponsored by the Chairman in memory of his long time feline pal - Zak.


The competition was won by Chris Cade with a catch weight of 4.01 lbs.


2nd place to Bryan Butler, with Adam Williams taking 3rd.


The club made a donation of £50 to Cats Protection.

Chairman Paul with those who didn't win the cup !
In memory of Zak !
Chris Cade receiving the Zakcat Cup from South Stoke Angling Club Chairman Paul Stevens