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Next working party

The next working party will be on Sunday 27th April (put back a week to avoid disrupting the fishing over the long Easter Bank Holday weekend) at Totham Pit.  The main purpose of this working party is to remove the large fallen tree from the water in colliers bay and make more  bonfires to burn fallen tree branches.  If you can help out please meet up with Paul in the  Totham Pit car park at 8am.

Future Sunday work party dates for your diaries are:

25th May
22nd June
20th July
24th August
14th September

Venues to be confirmed (watch this space).

There will also be some evening work parties at Rook Hall starting on Tue 8th Apr to open up 56 swims across all three lakes and rake out weed.  Please get in touch with fishery contact Peter Harden or Senior Match Secretary Keith Leverett for more information.

Does your new key work?

In March our key supplier thought he had found a new blank that would fit all of our key locks and promptly supplied me with 25 keys.  While they will fit all of our existing locks they do not fit brand new locks, and we are about to start fitting these to some of our venues.  The way to tell if you have a dodgy key is that it will have the code YA2R on the back as opposed to YA84R.  If you have an original Yale key that is even better.  18 of the 25 dodgy keys have already been retrieved but if you are one of the unlucky ones who bought a key in March 2014 please check the code and if it’s YA2R please return it to me, or take it to your local agent, to swap it over to a YA84R free of charge.  I apologise for any inconvenience caused – Paul.

Please make sure you lock the gate behind you when entering or leaving the fishery.

Spring Tench

Robert Poulton wrote:  A lovely tench caught from one of the island swims at Slough House Farm on a 15ml tutti fruity boilie tipped with a small pop up.  Put up a lovely scrap.

We don’t receive many pictures of tench so I thought I’d put this one on the front page.

Please use the correct access at Rook Hall

Members are reminded not to use the farm track (by the side of the trout lake in Chigborough Road) and to continue by road to our official fishery entrance and car park opposite the nature reserve.  Any member caught driving through the farm or across the field will have their membership withdrawn.

Do you own a digger? Can you help?

If you own any equipment suitable for scraping the tracks at Totham Pit and Bog Grove to remove the pot holes please contact our Fishery Management Officer Paul Kemp via the webmaster at


New lake record carp caught from Slough House Farm

Graham Spooner fished a 24 hour session at Slough House Farm and in the early hours of the morning managed to bag a new lake record 33lb 7oz Mirror.  As this is the first confirmed thirty pounder to be caught from Slough House Farm we have agreed that Graham can name this impressive fish ‘The Spoon’.

Graham with ‘The Spoon’ at 33lb 7oz.

Night permit availability (or lack of)

Howells night permits are now sold out for 2014-15 unless you have contacted the membership secretary to say your renewal is in the post or you are on the waiting list (in which case please get your membership card and payment to the membership secretary as soon as possible to avoid having to wait another year).

75 of the 100 standard night permits are sold but the remainder are now on general sale.

All the best – Paul.

The carp have started to feed after dark – Danny Kennedy with a fine 21lb Common from Slough House Farm.

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