Author Archives: Jason Rackley

Work Party News

Thanks to all that attended today’s work party we even had a junior member from the waiting list turn up. Unfortunately After looking at the conditions on the bank we made the decision to cancel the work party on the grounds of Health and Safety. The next work party is next Saturday 24/3/18 all welcome, please come along if you can spare an hour or two. All future members from the waiting list are welcome too, this is a prime opportunity to come and get to no the water.

Hope to see you all next week.
The Bailiff Team

October News Letter

Hi everyone,

Autumn has arrived, Ill start with the reports.

Hithermoor:  Fishing well with carp bream and tench all reported, Use your watercraft to find fish first before chosing swim.

Colne: Upper section fishing very well for Barbel with multiple catches reported (photos would be nice!!) Roach to just under 2lb caught, Chub in selected areas but once you find them out in numbers.

Moorlane: Front lake still producing bags of Rudd, The Tench are still coming out but stealth is the key.                                                                                                                                                              Long lake, Carp to 22lb coming out and multiple catches reported.

Carp Match

First leg was at Hithermoor no fish caught but we were treated to a northern light show or was it UFO sighting during the late evening!.  Second leg was Moorlane Long lake Dan Ball took the early lead with a 12lb Mirror carp but then our Head Bailiff Jason Caught an 18lb Common during the night and took the lead.We then had a long wait with the fish showing everywhere but only teasing everyone until to final whistle. Result 1st Jason Rackley, 2nd Dan Ball. Thanks to all that took part in this Match a great time was had by all.

Work party

We had a work party on the colne to clear some fallen trees from swims 1 ,3 and 5. This work was undertaken with the interest of angler and fish safety in mind, Swim 5 was full of snapped up rigs in the snag and with this in mind we deemed it best to remove the snag before we lose a fish to it. This was a very good work party but once again it was attended by all the usual suspects. Just to Note that if all our members turned up to a work party then we would only need one!!!!!!!!!!!.

Please please please up load your catches to facebook or report them to the Bailiffs or come along to the monthly meeting. Your imput is important to us please make the effort to come along.

Thanks and tight lines

The Bailiff team.

August News Letter

August has been and gone but plenty of fish coming out on all our waters.

Hithermoor Has been fishing well with bags of roach and bream coming out on all methods. Carp are reported up to upper doubles, Bream to double figures and tench to 6lb.

The silvers match was a great day, Won by Steve Smith (Top Left)with a mixed bag bream and roach 17lb 15oz, second was Bob Clark (Top Right) with a mixed bag  Tench and Roach 10lb 6oz and third was Dave Owen (Bottom Left) with a 6lb bream. Well done Guys.

Colne has reports of Barbel to double figures at top end (Lake end) as well as Chub to 5lb. The bottom end all are keeping quiet so must be fishing well. Would be nice to get some pictures guys.

Moorlane We have had a report of a 9lb Tench caught from the front lake and bags of Rudd caught to float fished method. The back lake has produced some nice Carp to 22lb no reports of any other catches. Dont over look these two lakes there are some really nice fish to be caught in both.

22lb Mirror Moorlane

TVAA have now added the Oxford district AA waters to there ticket now. Im told this is a great part of the Thames to fish if anyone wants to go and give it a go.

Thanks to all who have sent in reports and pictures they are very much appreciated. Please keep them coming in.

Tight lines



Match Dates

This seasons Match dates

Silvers Match Hithermoor 20/8/17 07:30 Draw, 08:00 Start, 15:00 Finish. £5 entry cash prize to third place.

Carp Match
First leg Hithermoor 23/9/17 15:00 Draw, 16:00 Start, Finish 24/9/17 16:00. (24 hours)

Second leg Moorlane 7/10/17 15:00 Draw,16:00 Start, Finish 8/10/17 16:00. (24 hours) £10 entry cash prize to third place.

Pike Match Hithermoor 18/2/18 07:30 Draw, 08:00 Start, Finish 15:00. £5 entry cash prize to third place.

To Reserve your place on any of the matches please let Jason or Richard no or alternately reply to this post.

The Bailiff Team.

News letter

Well were to start,

River Colne has been fishing well with good reports coming in from the Bailiffs, The top end has been fishing excetionally well with reports of Double figure Barbel coming out. The Lower section must be fishing equally as good because everyone going down there is tight lipped !. Good to see the new members getting in on the action too.

Hithermoor Flood relief

Plenty of Carp showing and getting caught both from the surface and from the bottom, A tip for all our new members prebaiting is the key to this lake. The Bream have also been coming out on various methods and baits. The Tench have also made an appearance which is very good to see as we all no they can be notoriously hard to catch on any water. Large shoals of Roach and Rudd can be found around lake with a few skimmers mixed in. 


Front Lake has been fishing well with reports of Tench to 5lb coming out and Rudd can be caught in large numbers. Give it a try Guys.

Long Lake has reports of multiple catches of carp up to 20lb. Large shoals of Bream and Roach/Rudd can been seen. There are also some real nice Tench in this lake so come give it a go try.

Award Night

Last Thursday was Trophy Night at the Wheatsheaf Pub, A good time was had by all, Congratulations to All that won a Trophy. Remember guys please report your catches and next it could be your name on the trophy !. We also had the work party raffle with some great prizes donated by the club and members. Thank you all for coming and making it such a great night. Remember the club meeting is for all members if you wish to come along, Its always the third Thursday of the month unless stated otherwise. It would be good to meet you all and if you have any questions or queries this is your ideal theatre.

Catch reports

Can i ask you all to please share you catches with the Bailiffs or on Facebook, Pictures would be great, If you wish to email your pictures please send them to me at with a small report and weight. Alternatively Text or WhatsApp on 07704094396. Thanks in advance.

Tight Lines

New Season

Well the new season has arrived, We would like to say Welcome to all new members, we hope your enjoy our friendly club and maybe beat you PB,s. Hithermoor has been producing fish with carp out up to 29lb and bream to 8lb. The Colne has had a slow start but this would be due to the hot weather and spawning but still some Barbel and Chub being caught. Please if you see spawning fish leave them be to get on with there it. We had the EA down to do there annual fish monitoring on the Colne with some very promising results of juvenile fish recorded. These are the future of the Colne so always good to see. This months Meeting will be on the 20th and its trophy night so please come along, we also have the raffle for the work parties attendies with plenty of prizes. All the committee and Bailiffs will be there so its a great time to come and meet us all and feel free to ask an questions or just have a pint with us.

Wishing you all a great season, 

Bailiff team/Commitee

Tight lines

Work Party Dates and Club meeting date change

PLEASE NOTE …A weekend work party on Hithermoor Lake will be taking place 10th – 11th June. The lake will be closed from 6pm on Friday 9th June and re-open 6pm on Sunday 11th June.
Please let Jason / Richard know if you are going to attend… This is the last chance to get the venue tidied up before the new season commences.

PLEASE NOTE : June’s Club meeting has been moved from the 15th to the 22nd for this month only. This will allow members to fish the first night of the season back on the river and new members to fish for the first time.


Tight lines

Pike Match Results

Last weekend (26/2/17) sore the pike match,

Pike Match 2017

6 Anglers attended draw was at 0730 fishing from 8am. The Pike Match saw six fish caught with a winning weight of 20lb 8oz for Dave,

Dave with 8lb 12oz Pike

2nd was Rich with 17lb 3oz

Rich with 11lb 12oz Pike

and 3rd was Paul With 5lb 5oz.


Congratulations to all the winners Top Angling, The weather this morning was perfect and great time was had by all.