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 four times a week; Tuesday, Wednesday, 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: 

Tuesdays, Wednesday and Saturday Open matches will draw at 10am and fish 11am – 4pm
Sunday Open Match will draw at 11am and fish 12pm – 5pm

Tuesday: Open Match on Mallard or Orfe – £19 (plus £1 optional Super Pools)
Wednesday:  Over 55’s Open Match on Mallard or Orfe – £15
Saturday: Open Match Canal “Silvers” – £16 (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 daily 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

18th August 2022 - Canal Pool

Canal Pool open match

20th August 2022 - Canal Pool

Mallard Pool open match

21st August 2022 - Mallard Pool

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Latest Results

Orfe Pool open match

Tuesday 16th August

Orfe Winner


1st Steve Davis Peg 33    149LBS 11oz

2nd Steve Hughes Peg 12  75LBS 04oz

3rd John Bailey  Peg 24  66LBS 11oz

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 our Fishery warden for information on availability and to book on 07983871661.

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.