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Open Matches

Open fishing matches at Spring Lea Fishery are open to all anglers. Whether you’re a competition champion or just want to have a go at match fishing for the first time, everyone is welcome to take part.

At Spring Lea we host open matches three times a week; Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. All matches are open to all anglers. To learn about upcoming matches and book your place, please contact us.

All fishing matches are drawn from the Lakeside Café, with a rolling draw. Each match lasts for 5 hours.

Summer match draw times: 

All Matches including Sunday Open matches will draw at 10am and fish 11am – 4pm
Winter draw times: 29th October 2023 – 31st March 2024
All matches will draw at 9am and fish 10am – 3pm

Tuesday: Open Match on Mallard or Orfe – £19 (plus £1 optional Super Pools)
Saturday: Open Match Canal “Silvers” – £19 (plus £1 optional Super Pools)
Sunday: Open Match on Mallard or Orfe – £19 (plus £1 optional Super Pools)

On match day, please go to Lakeside Café to complete your draw. Once your peg has been chosen, please make your way towards the pool. Our tackle and bait shop is well stocked, with all the essential items you need for a day’s fishing.

Match day winners are announced once all weights have been recorded back at the café/reception area. All match results are posted on our Facebook page, and uploaded onto the News section of our website. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with all upcoming matches and match day winner announcements.

Ahead of arriving on site, please take the time to read through our set of match fishing rules.

Upcoming Events

Canal Pool open match

2nd December 2023 - Canal Pool

Mallard Pool open match

2nd December 2023 - Mallard Pool

Mallard Pool open match

3rd December 2023 - Mallard Pool

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Club Bookings

Club fishing matches and lake bookings are available at Spring Lea Fishery.

If you would like to organise a group or club booking, please call Shaun, Luke or Alison on 01743 860972 choose option 2 (fishery) for information on availability and to book on

All of our fishing lakes are available for club matches or group bookings exclusively. Alternatively, you can make a booking for half of your chosen fishing pool for smaller groups.