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Trolley mud foot found at Totham Pit

A trolley mud foot was found at Totham Pit on Sunday 11th October and the finder would like to return it to it’s rightful owner.

Does this look familiar, if so please drop an email to who will put the person who found it in touch with you?

Carp Final Result

Congratulations to Graham Surridge for a convincing victory in this weekends MAS Carp Final on Howells , the boy smashed it with a 118lb bag sending him home with the 1st place trophy , £100 cash , 30plus stalking rod, 4kg of XL Baits & 5kg of Specimen Carp Baits plus a MAS hoody for his efforts! Well done, a worthy winner!

Well done also to Andy Flower who took home the 2nd place trophy ,£50 cash, Wychwood spod rod 4kg of XL Baits & 2kg of Specimen Carp Baits with matching pop ups and glug plus a MAS hoody.  Tosh Welton wins the Alan Hare cup for the biggest fish in all heats and the final by bagging breezeblock at 28.14lb in the final.

Many thanks to Angling Essentials , XL Baits & Specimen Baits for sponsoring the MAS carp matches 2015/16 & supporting our carp restocking program.

The Carp Final winners, L-R: Andy, Graham and Tosh.

Bog Grove tree removal on Friday 9th October

Bog Grove was closed for safety reasons on Friday 9th October so that a large tree could be removed by experts prior to the autumn winds arriving and putting anglers at risk.  We are pleased to report that the operation went smoothly.

Now you see it, now you don’t.

Howells carp match final this weekend

The carp match final will be held at Howells this weekend 10th-11th October.  Howells will be closed to non-competitors from 8am on Sat 10th October to 1pm on Sunday 11th October.  The draw for swims is at 10am on Sat and fishing is from midday to midday.

Howells has been fishing well and should make the perfect venue for a closely contested final.

Autumn reminder

Members are reminded that the 3 lakes at Rook Hall and  Whitehouse Farm reservoir  are now closed for the 4 month duck shooting season and will re-open on Monday 1st Feb 2016.  There are also duck shoots scheduled for Slough House West so please look out for signs at the entrance to the fishery, especially on Fridays.

Night fishing at Bog Grove has now started and runs through until the 30th April 2016.

3 rods are now allowed on all venues for all 110 standard night permit and 50 Howells night permit holders as well as for members who have purchased the £30 winter 3 rod upgrade.  Regardless of which night permit you have you can use 3 rods on all venues including Howells.

The sun sets on another summer’s fishing at Rook Hall.

Next Chelmer Canal Trust Work Party – Saturday 3rd October


Chelmer Canal Trust Work Parties are happening in quick succession!

Our Work Party on Saturday 3rd October will start from the landing stage at the edge of the car park at Tesco, Fullbridge, Maldon.

For directions to the area put CM9 4LE into your SatNav or click on this link for a map that will get you to the right vicinity: Tesco Fullbridge Map

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. We stop midway for a break for free refreshments and aim to finish by about 12/12.30pm.

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

We hope to see you on Saturday.

Kind regards


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