Match Section - up-to-date news and information



WDAC has a well-established and popular match section. Match attendances regularly exceed 24 entrants and it is customary to pay out 1st, 2nd and 3rd places with a silver fish payout in addition. Matches are held almost every Sunday throughout the year, with a popular evening series running Wednesday evenings 1700 - 2100 May - Aug. There is huge camaraderie with stiff competition for bragging rights. Matches are fished at both club and local commercial venues with fees, including pools, ranging from £12 to £20 dependant on location.


WDAC match secretary is Mr Jim Finch. all bookings should be made through Jim no later than the preceding Friday evening.


Jim is contactable on 01258 489400 during working hours and on 01258 453761 at all other times.


A light hearted overview of some of the match fishing events that have taken place over the past month with the occasional photo, as well as  results, news items and general information about forthcoming matches.

Christmas match 2017


Well done Jim and our thanks for everything you have done for the Club and the Match Section.

The ever helpful Neil Saxby reminds everyone where the lake is...

Sunday 3 December 2017 - Christmas Match



It was a pleasant enough day, dry with little wind but cold but some frosty nights had preceded so the fish seemed reluctant to respond to our baits.  However, several carp and were caught and these bonus fish helped fill the top spots.  Some backing weights followed, boosted by a decent perch, roach or bream but for most anglers it was a small fish day.



1st M Jepson 12lb 8oz

2nd M Taylor 10lb 6oz

3rd N Saxby 8lb 12oz

4th S Mancey and P Christopher each with 8lb 4oz

A prize for the best Roach and this fish of 1lb fell to Mick Bartlett

Sunday 10 December 2017 – Club Points Match - Packhorse Lake


A bitterly cold, wet and windy day the effects of which was borne out by the result.  Fishing in such conditions is only for the dedicated match angler and all credit to those who turned out on such an awful winters day.


1st  M Taylor  5lbs

2nd N King  4lbs 4oz

3rd C Albiston  3lbs 4oz



Forthcoming Events - Please see the new Match list below for 2018


The match section is always pleased to welcome new members and matches are arranged for most Sundays and for mid-week during the summer evenings.


Please contact Jim Finch 01258 453761 for bookings and further information.


A light hearted overview of some of the match fishing events that have taken place over the past month with the occasional photo, as well as  results, news items and general information about forthcoming matches.

Witherington Farm

5 November


Stuart collects the scales.


Brian Preston disappears behind a mountain of tackle.


Jim adjusts his thermals.

1st N Saxby  27lb 0oz

2nd P Christopher 19lb 2oz

3rd B Heap  14lb 2oz


In the hour before the start of the match the sky was clear, the sun was up in the sky and the water looked perfect.  It was cold, a frost overnight gave that wintery feel and as the morning progressed the north wind picked up but save for a few specks of rain in the afternoon, it remained dry.


The fish seemed reluctant to feed and other than a sprinkling of large carp there were very few fish caught.


Since we last fished here, ropes had been strung across the lake to deter the cormorants.  It soon became evident that for some, these created a, ‘casting hazard’ so practice in the garden avoiding the washing line may be necessary.  Much to the amazement of everyone else, Jim decided to take his ropes down.

Sunday 5 November

Beaumont Cup – Lower Stour


Following their success last year, the Wimborne team finished overall winners of the competition.  Fished on the tidal reaches of the river, the team returned good points in their sections to retain the Cup again.  Well done!

Sunday 19 November

Witherington Farm


1st M Bartlett 21lbs

2nd  M Jepson 14lbs

3rd S Mancey 13lbs

Sunday 26 November

Packhorse Lake


1st M Bartlett 18lbs

2nd M Jepson 11lbs

3rd C Albiston 6lbs

After many years without a match on the River Stour Mike Cullen is actively trying to arrange a Sunday match on the river, this probably being staged on the Baileys section. He is contacting the University rowing club and Canford School to find the best dates and working with Jim to avoid a clash with existing matches so quite a challenge for him.


Contact Mike or Jim if you are interested in fishing.


Below is a photo of a roach I took at Baileys a couple of weeks ago.


Brian Heap

Club President





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