Maggotdrowning Pairs Matches & Pleasure Fishing days - Alders Farm 2022

Added to Calendar: 29/07/22, 30/07/22, 31/07/22


Havin' a Waggle
Site Supporter
Oct 26, 2004
As I told you a lady of Mrs Munch's calibre needs to sleep in a hotel or guest house preferably with a swimming pool and spa, not a tent in a field of sheep and ruffians, getting wet and covered in mud, no showers and a run to the loo.
If I kick hamish out there'll be a vacancy at Chez Muskie a la Bivvy du Tent. :ROFLMAO:


Red Leader
Staff member
Site Supporter
Aug 8, 2001
It'll be up very shortly, just not had any spare time lately, been a busy few months.


Site Supporter
Jul 31, 2018
Maggotdrowning Pairs Weekend 2022
You are all cordially invited to come along to the Maggotdrowning Pairs Tournament & Pleasure Fishing - Alders Farm Fishery 2022
Each day will be separate matches and those who are attending will be able to camp overnight should they wish. For those not wanting to fish the matches, pleasure fishing is available across the complex including the specimen lake (Oaks).

Maggotdrowning Pairs Matches & Pleasure Fishing Days - Alders Farm Fishery 2022

Venue details:
Alders Farm Fishery
Ivy Lane,
Milton Keynes,
MK17 9AH (see map: Google Maps)

Pleasure Fishing: Friday 29th July - Sunday 31st July 2022 - Whole complex with the exception of Pines (Friday) and Ash Lakes (Sat/Sun)
Pairs Matches: Saturday & Sunday 30th & 31st July 2022 - Ash Lake (plus Pines if needed)
Friday Match: Friday 29th July 2022 - Pines Lake (plus Ash if needed)

Number of Places:
We have the whole complex at our disposal

Pleasure Fishing:
There will be a free for all and you can fish where you want as long as it is by the fishery rules. The only exceptions will be Ash (Sat/Sun) and Pine (Friday) as we have matches on them.
There is ample mixed Coarse fishing for all levels of skill from beginner to the more seasoned angler amongst us. (Day tickets £10.00)
Cost: £10.00 deposit required to secure your place, refunded against the cost of your day tickets.

In addition, there is the Specimen lake (Oak Lake) with some big Carp in there up to 40lb. (Day ticket £16 on Oaks, minimum 2 days, Night fishing is allowed)
Day tickets to be purchased on the day however please let me know if you are coming so we can inform the fishery of numbers - please state 'Oaks' if you want to fish the Specimen Lake as numbers will be limited.
Cost: £16.00 deposit for Oaks Lake to secure your place, refunded against the cost of your day tickets.

The Pairs Matches:
There will be Two Matches, on the 30th -31st July 2022
On Day One (Saturday) the entrants will be split into groups of TWO drawn from a hat to make up 'The Pairs'
These Pairs will fish as a team for the duration of the weekend
The peg draw will then take place for the Saturday Match with each angler drawing a peg as per usual
At the end of the Saturday match points will be awarded based upon the combined weight of each Pair
Day Two (Sunday) everyone will again draw a peg but keep their Pairs Partner and at the end of day two of the tournament again points will be awarded based upon the combined weight of each pair.
Saturdays and Sundays points will be added together to determine the Maggotdrowning Pairs winners
Cost for the Pairs Tournament: £25.00* per person + Pools Money (£5.00 per day) (*This is to cover the peg fees and the cost of the trophies)

Friday Match (Pines):
Meet at the fishery on Friday morning, 29th July 2022 , Draw at 11.00am, Fish 12.30 - 5:30 (ish)
Cost all in - Peg Fee and Pools £15.00
Friday and Saturday Evening/Night: by kind permission, Bivvies/Tents will be allowed to be pitched on-site but no further fishing will be allowed.
Cooked breakfasts will be available onsite on a take-out basis
All being well a BBQ will be available for all to use on Friday & Saturday night if anyone wants however please bear in mind Social Distancing rules apply at all times.

Important Bits

1) If anyone attending is suspected of showing any signs of Coronavirus they will be asked to leave straight away. If anyone is self-isolating prior to the event please ensure that you have done so for the required duration.
Tents must be pitched with a minimum of 3metres between them. No one to share a tent or bivvy with anyone from outside of their own household.

2) The criteria for entering the Pairs Matches is that you must have been a Member of the Maggotdrowners Forum prior to Midnight 31st December 2021 and you must be a Site Supporter when entering and also during the weekend (this is only applicable to the Pairs Matches)

3) To register for Pleasure Fishing please add your name to this thread stating 'Pleasure'. Day tickets to be purchased on the day - A £10.00 deposit is required to secure your place (£16.00 for Oaks Lake) - this will be offset against the cost of your day ticket(s) - Please click the following link to pay your deposit: Account upgrades

4) To register for the Pairs Matches you must add your name to this thread stating 'Pairs' and names will be taken on a 1st come 1st served basis. All entry fees, £25.00, are payable in advance - Please click the following link to pay: Account upgrades

5) To register for the Friday Match please add your name to this thread stating 'Friday Match'. Pools money payable on the day (£5.00) however the £10.00 peg fee is required to secure your place - Please click the following link to pay: Account upgrades

6) No person under the age of 18 may enter unless they are accompanied throughout the weekend by an adult

7) Alders Farm rules apply to both matches (

8) Landing Nets, Keepnets and Unhooking Mats: You must supply your own nets, keepnets, and unhooking mats and ensure they are dipped before use.

9) Deposits: In the event that anyone cannot attend due to Self Isolating with Coronavirus Symptoms or having been advised to Self Isolate having paid their deposit, their deposit will be refunded; likewise should the UK Government change current guidelines which would prevent the matches going ahead. Any other refunds will be at my discretion.

That's it, go for it and any questions please ask