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Howells carp match (round 3) results

This weekends carp match results (4th – 5th July) went as follows, Graham Surridge took 1st place with a bag of 97.10lb, Dean Andrews weighed in 43.10 to take 2nd place and Shaun Birnie deservedly took home the Thinking Anglers unhooking mat after winning the match day prize draw.  Well done chaps!  Dean Andrews now leads the race for the Alan Hare cup for biggest fish in all heats and final with a lovely common of 26.4lb. Graham & Dean now join Michael Perkins, Andy Flower, Luke Harris & Tony Hayden in the October final on Howells with two qualifying heats remaining. Well done & good angling.  All the best – Jamie.

The next MAS workparty is on Sunday 19th July at Bog Grove

Our improvement plan for Bog Grove will commence at a working party at 8am on Sunday 19th July. Any help you can give will be much appreciated. The lake will be closed to fishing until the bankside works are completed.

The Bog Grove car park was strimmed on Saturday 6th June in readiness for the Tom Martin memorial trophy match the following day.

The fallen willow tree at Little Park was removed using a boat on the evening of Monday 8th June.

Work on the Totham Pit action plan started at a working party on Sunday 14th June.  This concentrated on drainage, swim repairs, trimming up and removing snags.

The second midweek Chelmer Canal Trust evening Work Party of 2015

Hi, the long days of summer give us the chance to do our work party work in the evenings!

Our next Chelmer Canal Trust work party will be on Wednesday evening, 8th July, starting at 7pm. This month we will be working in the Beeleigh Lock area. The roadway to Beeleigh Lock, also the roadway to Maldon Golf Club, is beside the Museum of Power (opposite Langford and Ulting Village Hall). Put CM9 4SS into your SatNav or click on this link for a map that will get you to the right vicinity: Beeleigh Lock

If you don’t feel like doing any work and just want to come along for the walk that’s fine by us!

All tools and weedbusting and litter-clearing equipment are provided – but please bring any additional equipment that you find works well for you. And please wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the prevailing conditions.

Dates of future work parties in 2015 are included within the dates of all of our events. Click on this link: CCT Events.

A report of our June work party can be found here:

Other links you might find useful:

To become a Facebook Friend click here: CCT Facebook Page .

And to keep in touch with the Chelmer Canal Trust’s support for a Cut at Chelmsford, connecting Springfield Basin to the City’s rivers, click here: The Cut Facebook page) .

We hope to see you next Wednesday.

Kind regards


Permanent pegs at Slough House Farm

Any member caught removing, vandalising or tampering with the new permanent pegs at Slough House Farm (numbered white wooden posts) will be subject to disciplinary action which could result in the withdrawal of your night permit or a suspension / ban.  There are 25 numbered pegs on Slough House Farm and the numbers are not just to benefit match anglers but also assist our bailiffs as well.

Howells carp match this weekend

Round 3 of our popular carp matches will be held at Howells lake this weekend 4th-5th July.  Howells will be closed to non-competitors from 8am on Sat 4th July to 1pm on Sunday 5th July.  The draw for swims is at 10am on Sat and fishing is from midday to midday.


Jamie Smart has smashed the society’s grass carp record with a splendid fish from Heron Hall:

We didn’t even know that there were any grass carp in Heron Hall!

The previous society grass carp record was a fish of around 6lb from Priory Farm in Bicknacre (no longer a society fishery).

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