Barbel and Crucian Stocking 2017

SFC Recieve Barbel and Crucians from EA Calverton Fish Farm.


The 7th December saw the arrival of Barbel and Crucians from the Environment Agency's Fish Farm at Calverton near Nottingham. The supply of fish had been arranged by Ade Bicknell, EA Fisheries Officer for the Loddon and Wey Catchments. The barbel totalling 400 and the 200 crucians wre delivered by the EA's purpose fitted vehicle ready for stocking into the appropriate locations within the catchment. 100 of the 18month old fish were placed into the Loddon at Swallowfield, a further 100 at Wolsey Cottage on the Blackwater following the recent Rivers Week habitat improvements, 100 on the Loddon at Stanford End and the remaining 100 in the Loddon at Dinton Pastures. The 200 Crucians went into the Decoy pond within Swallowfield Park and were bread from a strain of fish originally from Norfolk. Pictures are below

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2017 Charity Match

Charity Fishing Match for the Alzheimer’s Society

15th October 2017 On the 15 October 2017, Swallowfield Fishing Club held their annual charity match in aid of a worthy cause in the local area. This year’s chosen charity was the Alzheimer’s Society which has a local office in London Street, Reading.The match was held at New Farm Fishery, Hawthorn Hill near Maidenhead.

Swallowfield Fishing Club would like to thank New Farm Fishery for hosting the event on the day and to all of those anglers who took part in the match and also those who purchased tickets for the raffle.In total, £335.00 was raised for the Alzheimer’s Society which was a great achievement and would not have been possible without the tremendous efforts of Match Secretary, Mr. Dave Shears and Chairman, Mr. Barney Fairbrother who contacted a wide range of local businesses for support in the way of donations as prizes for the raffle.

As a result, Swallowfield Fishing Club would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to the following businesses and organisation’s for their support without whom, this event would not have been the success it was.

Londis – Basingstoke Rd, Spencer’s Wood

Onestop – Basingstoke Rd, Spencer’s Wood

World Of Water – Hyde End Rd, Spencer’s Wood

The Co-Operative – Hyde End Rd, Shinfield

Tadley Angling – Padworth Rad, Padworth

Fishing Republic – Sherfield on Loddon

Angling Direct – Tilehurst

Tesco Car Cleaners – Portman Rd, Reading

Polish Barbers – Tilehurst

The Crown Public House – Swallowfield

The Turners Arms Public House – Mortimer

The Bell & Bottle Public House – Shinfield

The Farriers Arms Public House – Spencer’s Wood

New Farm Fishery – Hawthorn Hill, Maidenhead