Open Matches are held on Brook Lake every Wednesday and Saturday. To book a place on the match call Dave Stratfull the match organiser on 07580 415402.
The entry fee for an open match is £22. Of this £11 is paid out as prize money on the day, £10 is a peg fee and £1 goes into the golden peg pot.
The golden peg is drawn at the end of the match in the cafe and if the winners peg is drawn they claim the golden peg prize. If it is not won then the prize fund is carried over to the next match. The maximum accrued in the prize fund is £200. When this sum is reached the fund is plit into two £100 prizes and two pegs would be drawn at the end of the match. If both these prizes reach £200 then they would be split into four prizes of £100 with four pegs being drawn at the end of the match and so on.
In addition there is an optional £2 super pool anglers can pay into and all the funds collected are paid out on the day.
We also run an optional Matchman series twice a year, one over Winter and one in Summer. Fees are up to £4 per week (details on request from Dave Stratfull the match organiser).
The draw for all open matches takes place in the cafe at 8.45 a.m. prompt. Breakfast is available from 7.00 a.m. until 8.30 a.m. on match days.
During Winter (Grennwich Mean Time) our matches are fished from 10.00 a.m. until 3.00 p.m. and in Summer (British Summer Time) from 10.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m.
All anglers are asked to dip their nets in the net dips provided before entering the lake. Once at your peg please stretch your nets on the bank to dry. A whistle will be sounded twice at 9.45 a.m. to signal it is OK to put keep nets into the lake. There will be a single blow of the whistle at 10.00 a.m. to signal the start of the match and a single whistle blow to signal the end of the match.
No floating baits are allowed. The use of any pet food e.g. dog or cat meat is prohibited. The use of pellets for feed is restricted to those supplied by the fishery and you are not permitted to flavour them or add oils. You may use your own expander pellets for feed but they must be natural flavoured without the addition of flavourings or oils. Anglers can use their own or shop bought flavoured pellets on the hook only.