Matches, RFA Competitions & Tickets

Pike Matches 22/23

The RFA is going to arrange three pike fishing days following a very generous offer made by the landowner of the river adjacent to the RFA length at Newenden.

 Each day will be a chance for RFA members to fish a length of river with great potential. Parking is within yards of the river.

 Each day will be run as a pegged pike match, the draw will be at 8am, with fishing from 9am – 3pm.

 Two rods allowed, no live fish to be used as bait (RFA Rules apply.)

 The entry fee will be £15 per person per day, from which £10 per angler will be donated to one of three charities. The other £5 will go into a pool, paying out 50% first, 30% second, 20% third on each day, cash. There will also be a separate (voluntary) pool of £10 for each match which will be allocated in the same proportions.

In addition, the landowner has very generously offered to give a cash prize on each day to the captor of the biggest pike.

The RFA will offer an additional  prize in each match of £25 for the person with the biggest weight caught, and another £25 for the person with the smallest fish on the day!

 Match One – Sunday 18th. December 2022. Supported charity – Demelza Hospice For Children

 Match Two – Sunday January 15th 2023. Supported charity – Chestnut House Children’s Hospice

 Match Three – Sunday February 19th 2023. Supported charity  – National Deaf Children’s Society

Match Bookings

Clubs can book matches on some of our waters – the Royal Military Canal and Blackwall Bridge.

Contact Graham Parry, RFA Water Booking Officer, Tackle and Gun Shop, East Cross, Tenterden, Kent. 01580 764851.

Best Fish Competition

If you are an RFA member, you can enter our annual competition for Best Fish and win the Rother Trophy!

1st Prize =  £50 Tackle voucher

2nd Prize = £25 Tackle voucher

Vince Gould is the judge and submissions must be made by the end of December in any given year so they can be considered at the January AGM.

Download and return the entry form to be in with a chance of winning.

Day Tickets

Our bailiff issues (ENTIRELY at his discretion) day tickets on these two venues ONLY but SEE RFA RULES for conditions of issue which are very precise and MUST be adhered to.