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TrickyD

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I pay £50, and that lets me fish 3 day ticket fisheries during the week, Beaver, Claygate and Orchard Place, all an hour plus journey (normal times, possibly quicker at the moment), other clubs with their own waters will be £100 plus joining fee, but still a distance to get there.
 

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Yep littlemore for me as well, although don't forget it includes all the odaa and a couple RDAA stretches as well as sandford so 10 stretches of the Thames in total 👍🏻 Whole £12 a season for us working masses!

Used to be a member of newlands but it's like £80 now and there's no way it's worth that, well maybe we're it on my doorstep but as it is I have to drive past too much cheaper and better fishing to get to it. My second club is half the price and has more probably better fishing closer to home.


I assume they aren't places on the ODAA/littlemore ticket? Ony places you tend to get to yourself of their river stretches are the lower fields of Clifton and northmoor and the Cherwell, generally have plenty of company on all the closer to Oxford stretches.
Us poor pensioners need all the help we can get, £7 Littlemore and £40 joint membership for Newlands,
May have a run up to either Sandford or Donnington tomorrow to see what they are like, only around 8 minutes from me, Was going to go the other day after snow to Sandford but didnt fancy driving down that lane to pub car park .
As for cheap and no anglers according to squimp , he wants to try and get a peg on Sandford lock stretch on a decent day, There were 5 on there before the snow came.
 

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May have a run up to either Sandford or Donnington tomorrow to see what they are like, only around 8 minutes from me, Was going to go the other day after snow to Sandford but didnt fancy driving down that lane to pub car park .
As for cheap and no anglers according to squimp , he wants to try and get a peg on Sandford lock stretch on a decent day, There were 5 on there before the snow came.
A lot of rain this week but mild at least, dry and not too cold from back end of week after though so might be worth a go 👍🏻 Might have a dabble on the canal myself.

And yeah all of sandford tends to be busy. Got to be there early to get a decent peg on the lockcut, old channel or the lane car park stretch. Even the early part of the meadows can get busy at better times of year and even always a couple further up at Kennington as well which is surprising given its a bit awkward to get to. Usually quite a few anglers at medley of course, got enough pegs there to accommodate everyone obviously but got to be there early to get a peg that's both good fishing and not a too long walk.
 

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none at all. was considering Matlock Ac to get access to the Derwent. most of all I'd like to lose my Trent cherry this year.
The Matlock book is well worth the money.
Great Grayling fishing in Winter, if not flooded lol. Plus had some great days pleasure fishing on Cawdor ponds, full of Skimmers and proper Wild Carp.

At the moment I have a Stanton book and a Newark Piscatorials book.
The Newark book is great value at £45 giving access to great Trent stretches like East Stoke, Rolleston, Newark Dyke, Winthorpe.
Just bought a Hull book to give me access to a good stretch of the Tidal Trent and the Aire Calder canal when it warms up.
 

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1, Scunthorpe book
2, Doncaster book
3, Mirfield book.

Ball park figure .... £120. Plus a few day tickets now and again.
 

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Last year it was three club books and one syndicate. This year, as I barely fished one of the club's waters, I intend to get down to two club books and one syndicate. One of the club books might be changed to an alternative club though.
 

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£120 for Prince Albert - only really use it to fish the Ribble. Not a lot of day ticket water on there so hands are tied with that one. You Yorkies seem to have a lot more day ticket river fishing - bit envious to be honest.
 

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A lot of rain this week but mild at least, dry and not too cold from back end of week after though so might be worth a go 👍🏻 Might have a dabble on the canal myself.

And yeah all of sandford tends to be busy. Got to be there early to get a decent peg on the lockcut, old channel or the lane car park stretch. Even the early part of the meadows can get busy at better times of year and even always a couple further up at Kennington as well which is surprising given its a bit awkward to get to. Usually quite a few anglers at medley of course, got enough pegs there to accommodate everyone obviously but got to be there early to get a peg that's both good fishing and not a too long walk.
I’ve never fished Sandford - so can’t comment.

I have fished probably 7- 8 different stretches between Eynsham and Clifton Hamden (on various tickets) and the only one that had numbers of other anglers on was Medley. Maybe being specialist oriented helps, early/late etc, and I tend to fish midweek and in winter. I fished Wytham for example and never saw another angler apart from my mates. It is a serious walk mind !
 

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I have 3 memberships. 2 clubs and a private syndicate. Altogether they cost about £300 for both me and the lad. Really don't want to give any up as all are quality fishing and have long waiting lists but the lad only wants to fish Open matches nowadays. It wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the virus as he would be going to matches with pals and I would just fish club waters. But because of the restrictions, I have to take him(when allowed). I'll renew all again and see how things pan out this year.
 

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None, but if this goes on too long I might buy one, not much point normally as I just can’t get into pleasure fishing.
 

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I’ve never fished Sandford - so can’t comment.

I have fished probably 7- 8 different stretches between Eynsham and Clifton Hamden (on various tickets) and the only one that had numbers of other anglers on was Medley. Maybe being specialist oriented helps, early/late etc, and I tend to fish midweek and in winter. I fished Wytham for example and never saw another angler apart from my mates. It is a serious walk mind !
Makes sense. Definitely far fewer anglers properly upstream of Oxford than from medley down. Medley like you say is definitely one of the most fished along with sandford.

And yeah the times and conditions you look for as a specialist style angler are probably quite different to us match style types 👍🏻
 

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I’ve never fished Sandford - so can’t comment.

I have fished probably 7- 8 different stretches between Eynsham and Clifton Hamden (on various tickets) and the only one that had numbers of other anglers on was Medley. Maybe being specialist oriented helps, early/late etc, and I tend to fish midweek and in winter. I fished Wytham for example and never saw another angler apart from my mates. It is a serious walk mind !
used to lve wytham when i lived in oxford,but my favorite place to fish was the old wolvercote papermill stream,had some great chub and a good few barbel out of there when it was open,now i believe its had flats built there. also the cherwell running through the university parks down to marston weas really good for bumper roach nets, and was only £5 a ticket
 

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also the cherwell running through the university parks down to marston weas really good for bumper roach nets, and was only £5 a ticket
Lower Cherwell is a lovely looking bit of river, not sure what the rights are to most of it these days though. Still see a few people fishing it on the far bank of the last few hundred yards before it goes into the Thames. Lots of chub and dace around magdalen college and bridge that's for sure. One of my clubs has a small stretch that you access through one of the colleges but seems a bit of a faff so haven't been down to it yet, produced a 2lb roach a couple seasons ago though allegedly.
 

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I haven’t had one for a few years due to my local club charging £90 for 9 lakes, it used to be 12 lakes a couple of years ago but they haven’t changed the fee to reflect that.

I was planning on fishing more natural venues this year especially more rivers so I was considering getting tickets for Exeter, Taunton & Bridgwater but with the lockdown situation I’m going to hold off even getting a rod licence until the all clear happens
 

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I haven’t had one for a few years due to my local club charging £90 for 9 lakes, it used to be 12 lakes a couple of years ago but they haven’t changed the fee to reflect that.
Chances are that they have a declining membership and increasing rents. If they were to reduce the fees, they'd probably have to lose more waters. For the club and yourself, it's a vicious circle.
 

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That could be true, I know a few committee members and I’m a former committee member myself to my knowledge there is not a cash issue and the membership has been pretty stable for a long time, maybe that has changed but in comparison to other local clubs the ticket prices are at least £20/30 more despite having fewer waters
 

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The only ticket I have is a private syndicate river stretch of around 10 miles of water which is just a 1/2 mile from home. This costs me £175 per year. The two lakes that are featured on Gone Fishing, when they were after Crucian carp are even closer to home and they are £400 per year.
 

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I've six season tickets at present. The three main club tickets are Hereford & DAA, BAA and Docklow Pools. Plus two small clubs and a syndicate.

Being a lady of leisure this days, ok ok an idle old git, I have a cracking diversity of fishing, most of which is on my doorstep, for less than £1 a day.
 

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1, Scunthorpe book
2, Doncaster book
3, Mirfield book.

Ball park figure .... £120. Plus a few day tickets now and again.
Ive just had a Look at the stretch of River on Google Earth, ive even got a rough idea where i will be spending a lot of Nights when my new Bivvy turns up, me and my little mate cant wait.
 
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