Open Matches

We hold open matches every Tuesday  and Thursday. Both matches are very popular so it is essential that you book on in advance, Matches are advertised on the Swanlands Fishing Lakes facebook page, just add your name in the comments or call us to reserve a peg.

Draw takes place at 10.45am, fishing 12pm to 6pm. Pools are £15 with an optional £5 super pools.

Please read all of our rules before booking on and also note the additional rules for open matches:

Maximum pole length of 16m,

If there is a spare peg next to you then you can fish up to the nearest edge of the adjacent platform adjacent to you.

Open Match Results 

September Festival

Cherry Lake

26th December

1st Alex Dalton 34lb 4oz peg 10

2nd Paul Wilkinson 31lb 8oz peg 8

22nd December

1st John Collins 63lb 8oz peg 2

2nd Neil Rymer 21lb 5oz peg 24

19th December

1st Alex Dalton 61lb 3oz peg 10

2nd Bernie Larder 40lb 3oz peg 6

3rd John Pearson 27lb 9oz peg 8

Chestnut Lake

2nd January

1st Darren Heaton 65lb 2oz peg 7

2nd Mark Firth 29lb 7oz peg 39

26th December

1st Matthew Dalton 36lb peg 1

2nd Ashley Kemp 20lb 1oz peg 37

22nd December

1st Bob Rymer 25lb 7oz peg 6

2nd Matthew Dalton 16lb 5oz peg 33

3rd Dave Platts 16lb 3oz peg 18

19th December

1st Wayne Thompson 79lb 11oz peg25

2nd Neil Rymer 39lb 1oz peg 41

3rd Pete Clark 38lb 6oz peg 39

Our second festival of the year was held 23rd to 25th September and saw 32 anglers compete in 3 sections rotating between different areas of the lakes.

With the weather earlier in the week taking on an autumnal feel it and with winds in excess of 30mph it certainly made conditions challenging for all and lead to a tight competition.

Going into the final day there were 5 anglers with just 4 points and a further 16 with it all to play for.

Congratulations to Mick Shanks for winning with 6 points and a total weight of 257lb 11oz, Martin Makin for second place also with 6 points and a total weight of 161lb 9oz and third place Mark Bexton with 7 points and total weight of 209lb 14oz.

It was great to welcome all anglers to Swanlands and we would like to say a heart felt thank you to you all for supporting us in this difficult year.

Next year we will be holding festivals in May and August, more details will be posted in due course.

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