Update 51: Photos added to 2021 Gallery.
Update 50: 22 July - (1) 8 August match at Suffolk Water Park - please note change of lake this is now on Match Lake 1. (2) New match added - 19 September at Hintlesham (limited to 14 members only). (3) New match added - 31 October Melton.
Update 49: 18 July - Creeting Top Lake: 14 (16 booked) members fished on a very very hot day. Entrance to the lake had been changed which caused initial problems for some. The lake was not fishing particularly well so new huge weights achieved. Congratulations goes to Garvin Hatrell winning with a weight of 45lbs.
Update 48: 11 July - Bromswell Horseshoe lake: 10 members fished and congratulations goes to Troy Doherty winning with a weight of 96lbs.
Update 47: 18 July match at Creeting fully booked.
Update 46: 12 members arrived to fish a windy day at Weeley and with other distractions didn't make for a comfortable day for some. On arrival it was noticed that the fish were spawning but we still managed to have a fairly good day overall with some good weights. A special congratulations to Kevin Barton who won with a weight of 102lbs 04ozs his first time achieving over 100lbs. Welcome to new member Joe Reeves.
Update 45: No enthusiam for fishing the lakes at Tylers Common, Brentwood so we will not be booking that in September.
Update 44: The website needs updating with new photos. Ideally we would like photos of winners on the day, personal bests and specimen/unusual fish. Please send the photos to either Martin (07714 862279 / MartinBurt1@gmail.com) or Gus (07594483274 / firstname.lastname@example.org).
Update 43: PLEASE NOTE: Weeley now require everyone to use a unhooking mat without exception.
Update 42: Sunday 6 June - Weeley Railway Lake. A lovely hot day with a slight breeze. 10 members fished with 1 blanking and 1 DNW. Gus Lee was the winner with 55lbs 07ozs. Gus also achieved his personal best with a carp caught on pole weighing 28lb 02ozs. Double congratulations to Gus.
Update 41: Sunday 30 May - Manor Farm New Lake - not a new venue for the Club but a first time on this lake which proved successful and enjoyable with many compliments from members. A very hot day with Kevin Barton weighing in as the winner with 31lbs 03ozs. Congratulations to him and also to Bob Oakley who won Silvers with 13lbs 08ozs.
Update 40: Sunday 23 May - 11 members arrived at Melton Match Lake on a fairly dry but very windy day. Congratulations to the overall winner Troy Doherty who weighed in 52lbs 12ozs. Also congratulations to Bryan Appleby on winnng silvers with 9lbs 12ozs and to Bob Hewitt landing a specimen Perch weighing 3lbs 2ozs which topped his earlier specimen of 2lbs 1oz.
Update 39: Sunday 9 May - A warm sunny day saw 15 members turn out to fish Hintlesham (COVID rules). Congratulations to the overall winner Gary Bateman with 41lbs 8ozs and Alan Hattrell who won silvers with 16lbs.
Update 38: Sunday 25 April - 11 members turned out to fish Cuton (COVID rules). Weather was a complete opposite to the previous match being grey windy and cold with a couple of sunny moments. Early morning frost made it a cold start. Congratulations to the overall winner Bob Hewitt with 12lbs. Gus Lee again won silvers with 1lb 8ozs.
Update 37: Sunday 4 April saw 11 members fish Melton, held of course under COVID rules. Bright very hot sunshine made the day very enjoyable. Congratulations to the overall winner Paul Lewis with 34lbs. Gus Lee won silvers with 8lb 8ozs. Congratulations also to Bob Hewitt landing a specimen Perch weighing 2lbs 1oz.
UPDATE - ON THE LATEST COVID19 LOCKDOWN
Added links for those interested in Enviroment Agency and Angling Trust news:
Guide for Anglers - non-native species
Following are links of interest:
Angling Trust: https://anglingtrust.net/2021/03/16/angling-trust-statement-on-fishing-in-england-from-march-29th/
Angling Trust are asking for new members so that they can continue their efforts in representing us and our sport.
Martin is busy sourcing venues and dates. Please note we are having to accept the dates that are available so unfortunately there will be some clashing dates with other clubs. For an update on dates/venues please go to the Fixtures Page.
Anglers must adhere to the COVID rules to ensure that this concession is not removed.
Angling Trust: https://anglingtrust.net/covid-19/
Environment Agency: https://environment-agency.uk.com
BBC News: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-5253051
Update 36: First match of the year 4 April. See Latest News/Fixtures pages.
Update 35: Due to current Tier 4 no matches will be held in January.
Update 35: 2021 fishing for information please CONTACT MARTIN BURT - TEL: 07714 862279 E: MartinBurt1@gmail.com
Update 34: Reminder re: subs to FOR AN UPDATE ON PAYMENT OF FEES PLEASE CONTACT MARTIN BURT - TEL: 07714 862279 E: MartinBurt1@gmail.com
Update 33: Sunday 13 December match has been cancelled. No further Tanglers' matches will be held in 2020.
Update 32: 6 December fishing at Weeley Railway Lake was pretty difficult with no huge weights and a poor turnout due to the cold weather. Although cold it was sunny and dry. An all silver result and Congratulations to Gus Lee who won with a weight of 15lbs 03ozs. Thank you to those who paid their subs. Martin will be collecting the rest next Sunday.
Update 31 Amended: 2021 - Looking forward to fishing in 2021 and the ongoing uncertainty, a Fixtures list will not be published. As from the first match a new system of booking will be used. Those attending that match will be informed of the venues for the next two matches and will be able to book their place. At the second of the two matches those attending will be able to book their place for the following two matches. If there are any spaces remaining they can be booked by contacting Martin.
Update 30: REMINDER: Subs are due by end of December. Martin will collect these at the next two matches.
PLEASE NOTE: A restriction of 50lbs per net is now in place for ALL matches.
Update 29: 25 October fishing at Hintlesham was pretty difficult with no huge weights. Heavy shower in the morning but soon cleared with some sunshine. 15 anglers including 2 guests attended, 9 of which did not weigh in. As Martin was away on a fishing holiday Gus took control of proceedings and thanks everyone for their help and co-operation in sticking to the COVID rules. Congratulations to Bob Oakley who won with a weight of 31bs 02ozs.
Update 28: News of the 22 November match at Manor Farm. This will now be on both lakes so we will be holding a PAIRS match.
Update 27: FULLY BOOKED. News on the next match at Hintlesham. Clocks go back on 25 October so the draw will be at 8.30am and fishing will be from 9.30am to 3pm. REMINDER members to use their own nets and they must be dry. Spaces available please contact Martin by Friday 23 October.
Update 26: 12 October fishing at Weeley was very blustery and cold and wasn't fishing very well. 16 anglers attended, 7 of which did not weighed in. Highlight of the match was when Micky Stuart caught a Grass carp weighing approximately 7lbs. Congratulations to John Shepherd who won with a weight of 54lbs 08ozs.
Update 25: 11 October and 25 October matches open for booking - see Fixtures page.
Update 24: 15 September: 11 October match will now be held on Weeley Match Lake. Fixtures Schedule has been updated.
Update 23: 14 September. Sunday's 13 September match held at Cuton had 9 members and 1 guest competing on a warm and sunny day. Fishing was hard which meant only 4 weighed in. Congratulations to Bob Hewitt who won with a weight of 32lb 14ozs.
Update 22: 10 September. We can continue to hold matches PROVIDED anglers strictly adhere to COVID-19 procedure. For further information go to
Update 21: On Sunday 31 August members fished Bromswell Horseshoe lake. The weather was good so this made for an enjoyable day for all. Congratulations to the winner Paul Cox with a weight of approximately 100lbs.
Update 20: On Sunday 16 August 9 members fished Paxman's Decoy. The lake was not fishing well but the weather was good and remained dry until 4pm. Congratulations to the winner Gus Lee with a weight of 50lbs.
Update 19: On Sunday 2 August 10 members fished Melton. The weather was good but the lake was very weedy and so some swims were not allocated. The owners apologised and said due to COVID-19 restrictions the lake could not be cleaned during the last three months. The allocated swims proved difficult with 4 members deciding not to weigh in. Congratulations to the winner Paul Lewis with a weight of 38lbs 08ozs made up of 32lb carp and 6.08ozs of silver.
Update 18: August matches now closed.
Update 17: 24 July August matches now open for booking - see Fixtures page.
Update 16: 20 July On Sunday 19 July 16 members fished the Fennes match, our fourth under COVID restrictions. It was a pleasant day with little rain. Of the 12 members that weighed in congratulations goes to Martin Burt the winner with a total weight of 38lbs 08ozs. For more info go to the results page.
Update 15: 13 July 19 July - Fennes Braintree - fully booked.
Update 14: 8 July On Sunday 5 July 10 members fished the Hintlesham match, our third under COVID restrictions. It was a warm blustery day and congratulations go to Gus Lee the winner with a total weight of 88lbs 08ozs made up of 80lb carp and 8.08ozs of silver. For more info go to the results page.
Update 13: 2 July 19 July Fennes Braintree match - members to use their own nets and take them to the booking office prior to fishing so that they can be checked to make sure they are dry and if you have your own unhooking mat please bring and use it. Note: if nets are not dry you will not be able to use them.
Update 12: 27 June 5 July Hintlesham match - members to use their own nets.
Update 11: 24 June 19 July match now open for booking - see Fixtures page.
Update 10: 22 June 5 July match now open for booking - see Fixtures page.
Update 9: 22 June As announced in Update 1 below the League Table has been cancelled and as COVID19 has impacted on all matches now and going forward it has also been decided that trophies will not be awarded this year.
Update 8: 22 June On Sunday 21 June our second match under COVID 19 restrictions was held. Although again numbers were limited to 15 only 12 booked in for the day's fishing. Cuton proved a difficult day's fishing with no huge weights and 3 members deciding not to weigh in. See the results page for more info. Congratulations to John Downs the winner of the day's fishing from peg 26 with a weight of 28lbs 2ozs made up of 24lb carp and 4lb 2ozs silver.
Update 7: 20 June ROAD IS OPEN
Update 6: DELETED
Update 5: 9 June On Sunday 7 June our first match under COVID 19 restrictions was held. Although numbers were limited to 10 everyone was happy to be there and Bromswell Willow Lake looked very welcoming. The weather was mild with the odd shower. Unfortunately the fish were not feeding very well and so nets were not very full. Congratulations to Reg Panton the winner of the day's fishing with a weight of 34lbs 04ozs made up of carp.
Update 4: 30 May A12 currently appears to be open both ways!
Update 3: 16 August David Whiting invite match at Suffolk Water Park has been cancelled. We are hoping to hold a normal match instead with details to be announced nearer the time.
Update 1: THE LEAGUE TABLE.
Unfortunately it has been decided to cancel this year’s league table due to the number of matches that have had to be cancelled and going forward we do not know which venues or dates can be assured. There is also the fact that only a few members can now fish at any one match and so this puts others at a disadvantage.
MONTHLY MEETINGS HELD AT THORPE SOCIAL CLUB, STATION ROAD, THORPE LE SOKEN CO16 0HD. TEL: 01255 861259
2021 - MONTHLY MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THERE WILL BE NO AGM MEETING IN FEBRUARY. ALL BEING WELL A DATE IN THE FUTURE WILL BE NOTIFIED.
AGM -Meeting held on 24 February - Update
Membership: 1 January to 31 December. It was agreed at the AGM held on 24 February that membership subs must be received by the 31 January to enable members to book matches for the following year. Those who do not renew by end of January will not be able book a match from February onwards.
Trophies: must be signed for on collection and returned by end of January of the following year. The Club has missing trophies which we have been unable to locate. These will not be replaced and therefore those awards will be discontinued.
More photos in Gallery section and scroll down to 'AGM Photos'
NOTE: MEMBERS ARE REMINDED THAT THEY MUST BOOK OUT IN GOOD TIME IF UNABLE TO ATTEND, TO GIVE THOSE ON THE RESERVE LIST AN OPPORTUNITY TO FISH. DEFAULTERS WITHOUT GOOD REASON WILL HAVE TO CONTRIBUTE TO FISHERY COST.
NOTE: PLEASE AIM TO GET TO THE MATCH VENUE AT LEAST 15 MINS BEFORE DRAW TIME.
The following is suspended due to COVID-19. Please use new procedure.
[NOTE: BOOKINGS CAN BE MADE IN PERSON AT MATCHES FOR THE NEXT 2 MATCHES ONLY. THEREAFTER CONTACT MARTIN BY PHONE.
MEMBERS MAY BOOK IN 1 OTHER PERSON.
PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO MEMBERS WHO ATTEND MATCHES.
IF A MATCH IS OVER SUBSCRIBED, SELECTION BY DRAW!
SOME MATCHES WILL HAVE LIMITED SPACES DUE TO WATER SIZES SO BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!
LATEST TIME TO BOOK IS 9PM WEDNESDAY PRIOR TO MATCH.
LIMITED GUEST PLACES MAY BE AVAILABLE. TO ENQUIRE/BOOK CONTANCT MARTIN THURSDAY- SATURDAY BY 9PM]
FOR NEW BOOKINGS CONTACT MARTIN BURT - TEL: 07714 862279 E: MartinBurt1@gmail.com
# MATCH SPECIMEN TROPHIES 2020
BREAM - Alan Hattrell 5lb 12ozs
CARP - Paul Lewis 14lb
PERCH - Mick Stuart 2lb and Paul Cox 2lb
ROACH - John Shepherd 1lb 12ozs
BREAM - Mick Stuart 6lb 02ozs
CARP - Garvin Hazell 20lbs 12ozs
PERCH - John Downs 2lb 04ozs
ROACH - Paul Cox 2lb 0ozs
TENCH - Mick Stuart 5lb 11ozs
BREAM - 2018 = R.Mills 8-14lb
CARP - 2018 = G.Spurgin 21-11lb
PERCH - 2018 = R.Foulger 2-3lb
ROACH - 2018 = G.Spurgin 1-12lb
TENCH - 2018 = N.Williamson 5-9lb