Close Finish for Round Two of the Oxford Winter League

The second round of the Angling Trust Oxford Winter League was fished by six teams of eight on a very low and clear River Thames at Medley and Folly. Once again the river has fished brilliantly, with double figures required to win each section. 1st: Dave Kirk (ISIS) – 25lb… Read more

Steve Harwood Wins 2018 Thames Festival

This year’s Thames Festival was a sell-out, 78 anglers booked on to fish the three day festival on the River Thames at Abingdon, Culham and Appleford. The match was fished in mainly bright sunny conditions with a clear and barely moving river but the fish fed throughout which provided a very… Read more

Rob Phillip Nets Thames Record Barbel

The fish which sets a new record for the River Thames, is the third biggest recorded barbel in angling history, swinging the scales round to a staggering 20lb 9oz! It was landed by time-served barbel fanatic, Rob Phillips, who was understandably delighted with the capture, claiming “I still can’t believe… Read more

Adam Reed Nets Huge 7lb 15oz Thames Chub

Making the most of mild temperatures also proved fruitful for Adam Reed after he banked this monster 7lb 15oz chub. Adam stated it was his ‘greatest capture to date’ when he feeder-fished mashed bread on an undisclosed stretch of the River Thames. He told Angling Times: “The morning’s fishing was… Read more