The Southdown Angling Association has a vibrant and friendly competition angling section with matches being held on most Sundays of the year and during the summer months, often a midweek evening match too. The Association competition scene has always been fairly buoyant and we always welcome members that would like to fish a match or two. The matches are competitive but friendly at the same time, so members shouldn't be put off should they feel they would perhaps like to participate. There's always a good deal of light hearted banter mixed in with "fishing talk" and usually an optional pool with an entrance fee of £5, with payouts generally to the top 3 or even the top 4 or 5 dependant on the number of entrants. All dates and times for the draw and the match duration, along with venue, are listed on the Fixture List and in the Membership Yearbook.
The Association has an extensive array of trophies which are presented to all the winners at the Annual Social and Prizegiving Evening usually held in April each year.
The years fixtures are listed via in the tab on the left of the page, please click to take a look.
We look forward to meeting some new faces at our matches in the future and for further information please don't hesitate to contact us.
Keep an eye on our match results, giving vital infomation on when and where's fishing and what tactics are doing the damage!
CHANGE OF MATCH VENUE
Members intending to fish Round 2 of the Christmas Cup next Sunday 10th December, originally scheduled for Middle Bridge, please note that due to the rather dire weather conditions forecast for the weekend, the match venue has been switched to Iron Bridge upstream as it should be a little more comfortable there and we feel that there should be more chance of a bite or two.
The draw for pegs is at 9am, fishing from 10am to 3pm.
Match Fixtures and Venues
Recently the Association had a match scheduled for upstream at Ironbridge. On arriving early on the Sunday morning the competitors were greeted with the sight of four night shelters/bivvies set up in the first field. Fortunately on the day, we did not have a vast number of competitors and we were able to peg around them, however on another day we could be fishing against one or more other clubs with a much greater attendance and this could present a problem.
The Fixture List in the Membership Year Book clearly requests that on the day of matches the water specified should be left clear, so if you are planning a trip to one of our waters on a Saturday night or Sunday, please remember to check your Year Book or the website for match fixtures before deciding on the venue.
We of course want everyone to enjoy their fishing, but please choose a venue to fish that is not involved with a competition, we have plenty of other excellent waters for members to enjoy a days angling.