Our matches are open to all anglers, whether you are the Fish O Mania champion or just want to have a crack at match fishing for the first time!
At Partridge we host Open Matches – open to all anglers and also we host Over 60’s & Disabled Open Matches – open to all anglers over 60 years or a blue badge holders.
Please see Our Match Ticket Page for upcoming matches.
All Matches are now drawn at 9am, at the gate, with a rolling draw.
The match will be 5 hours, all in at 10.30 am and all out 3.30 pm.
Our open matches are open to all anglers, £23 all in which is £9 peg fee and £14 pools.
OAP & disabled open matches for anglers over 60 years or a blue badge holder, £13 all in £8 peg fee and £5 pools.
All booking on to our matches will be done via our website online booking system, under the Buy Match Ticket Section
The deadline to book on a match is 12 noon the day prior to the match you want to fish as this gives us time to get the list ready for Nel to peg the match before we open the next day.
The draw will take place at the gate upon arrival out of your car window, Nel will draw the peg for you and you must head straight to your peg, anglers must not arrive before 9.00 am to avoid gatherings taking place prior to the
If you would like to purchase bait for your match, order your bait online before midday prior to your match day, then it will be ready for you to collect through our click and collect drive through system on the way to your peg.
We do have essentials in the shop and more maggots available (for example if your maggots escaped or you forgot yours!) but we would really appreciate you getting them via the online system to avoid queuing and gathering as it’s a slow one in one out system in the shop, open limited hours from 9.00 – 2.30 pm. Card payments only please.
Weigh in – please could all anglers stay on /directly behind their peg – do not wander up and down the banks and wait for a weigh in team to arrive to you.
The weigh in net will be placed in a stand/cradle near to your peg, the member of staff will then stand back, the angler is to then lift their own net out of the water and pour the fish into the net without touching the weigh sling and then stand back, the staff member will then lift the net out of the cradle onto the scales and return your fish to the water (and repeat for multiple weighs!) You will be given your total weight on the bank as normal, but you must then pack up your gear and head straight to your car. Do not follow the scales around for the rest of the weigh in.
At the moment the café will not be open after the match (closes at 2.30 pm) to avoid any gatherings after the match, so once weighed in, please leave site.
Winners will be contacted to confirm bank details and their winnings will be paid by bank transfer into their bank.
All of our match results are posted daily on our Facebook page or in the ‘News’ section of our website!
Here at Partridge Lakes Fishery, our match scene is increasing in popularity week by week which is reflected by our fantastic turn outs not only at the weekend but also mid week! We pride ourselves in running possibly the busiest open matches on any coarse fishery in the UK! In the summer months we have a regular sell outs at the weekends (over 80 anglers) and also on a Wednesday between 60 and 80 Over 60’s & disabled anglers turn out to fish!
The café will be open for take aways (if required) to take back to your peg, outdoor seating areas are still not allowed by the government, so all benches are not in use. Card payments only please.
To book on a weekend open match for Partridge Lakes you must book through the website – do not message to book on via facebook, by doing so you accept that your name will be displayed publicly if you frame in the top 6 and also on the booking on sheet displayed in the log cabin.
By entering a Partridge Lakes Match you accept the information will be stored & may be used by Partridge Lakes in accordance with our GDPR Policy.
GENERAL FISHERY RULES
All Juniors under 16 years MUST be accompanied by an Adult at all times.
Strictly no night fishing
No dogs allowed
Must have a valid EA Rod License
No Keep Nets
Maximum Barbless Hook size 14.
2 Rods maximum per Peg (3 on Holbar – see below)
No Braided Lines
In-line method feeders only
No Elasticated Methods – except for Guru X-Safe
No Fixed Rigs
No braided line
No Nuts, Cat/Dog Food, Bloodworm or Jokers
No Floating Baits.
No artificial baits.
Ground Bait 2 kilo per peg limit
No Boilies apart from Holbar (2 kilo per peg)
Barbless Hooks Only
14s Maximum Hook Size
Above bait bans apply.
In-line method feeders only
No Elasticated Methods – except for Guru X-Safe system
8 pint bait limit per Match.
2 Kilo Ground Bait (In addition to the 8 Pints above)
Two keepnets, or more, must be used from the start in all Matches.
All keepnets to be placed drying on the bank behind your peg and not put in the water until 15 minutes before start of match.
A 66lb limit in each net with fish distributed evenly between nets.
No swinging fish in, a landing net must be used for every fish.
No bait to be thrown in after the Match. Bait Bins are Provided
No pole cups over the water before all in.
No fishing over aerator ropes.
Match official decisions are final.
Offenders will be disqualified.
You may trim any vegetation above the water’s surface, but do not pull any vegetation out of the water. No cleaning of the lake bed before the start of the match.
Please gather trimmed vegetation neatly on the bank.
If there is loose trimming from bailiff works, you may scoop it out with your landing net.