The following brief archive features the club's activities
between 21st December 2014 and 5th July 2015
Our (old) news - oldest first ....
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).
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.
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.
4th January 2015
2 days into 2015 and decent fish already ...
Jeremy rather likes this fine Perch Specimen caught on 2nd January:
11th January 2015
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 !!
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 !
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.
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.