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Slough House Farm carp match this weekend

The final round (5) of our popular carp match qualifiers will be held at Slough House Farm this weekend 5th-6th September.  Slough House Farm will be closed to non-competitors from 8am on Sat 5th September to 1pm on Sunday 6th September.  The draw for swims is at 10am on Sat and fishing is from midday to midday.

Slough House Farm – one of our most popular venues.

Next Chelmer Canal Trust Work Party – Saturday 5th September

We hope you have had a good summer. We are looking forward to welcoming, or welcoming back, volunteers for our next Chelmer Canal Trust Work Party which takes place next Saturday, 5th September starting off from Paper Mill at 9.00 am.

For directions to Paper Mill put CM3 4BS into your SatNav or click on this link for a map that will get you to the right vicinity: Paper Mill Map. Parking is available in the Boaters’ Car Park.

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 at our Saturday morning work parties 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.

A report with pictures from our August work party can be found here: August Work Party

And it’s not long before our next Chelmer Canal Trust Talk which follows our AGM on 22nd September. Details can be found here: CCT Talk. It promises to be an interesting evening; please come along.

We hope to see you on Saturday.  Kind regards – Neil

Slough House Farm might have to close

The committee have decided that if the new permanent pegs at Slough House Farm (numbered white wooden posts) continue to be pulled out, snapped off, tampered with and generally vandalised then the lake will have to be closed for fishing until further notice.  This might also lead to a permanent ban on night fishing being imposed.  Any member caught vandalising a peg will be subject to disciplinary action which could result in the withdrawal of night permit or a suspension / ban, but if not caught in the act then closing the lake completely is the only other option.  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.  A notice to this effect has been put on the gate at Slough House Farm and the situation is being actively monitored by our bailiffs.

Next Chelmer Canal Trust evening Work Party – Wednesday 5th August

Calling all CCT Work Party volunteers!  Our third, and last for this year, midweek Work Party takes place this Wednesday, 5th August, starting at 7 p.m.

For our August Work Party we will be working in the Hoe Mill Lock area. For directions to Hoe Mill put CM9 6RA into your SatNav or click on this link for a map that will get you to the right vicinity: Hoe Mill Lock. Parking is available onsite, or park on the road if you wish.

Of course, if you just want to join us for the walk – which can be very pleasant on a fine summer’s evening – please come along (we won’t force a litterpicker into your hand!).

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 (there are plenty of stinging nettles around – shorts are not advised!)

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 with pictures from our July work party can be found here: July Work Party

And advance notice of our next Chelmer Canal Trust Talk, following our AGM on 22nd September. Details can be found here: CCT Talk. It promises to be an interesting evening.

Other links you might find useful:

To become a Facebook Friend click here: CCT Facebook Page . Please remember to ‘Like’ us!

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 tomorrow.

Kind regards

Neil

Found – adjusting knob for Nash chair

One of our members found a Nash adjusting chair knob at Heron Hall on Sunday 2nd August.  If this is yours, and you would like it back, please contact the membership secretary or email the webmaster on webmaster@maldonas.co.uk.

Dave and Mark’s day of mixed emotions

Yesterday was a day of mixed emotion as I took my youngest to Heybridge Basin. We fished the first swim and in the first few minutes had a nice Rudd and lost (never saw it) a large fish.  At the end of the session we’d had two Tench of approx 3 and 4 lb, my biggest ever Perch of approx 1.5 lb plus loads of Rudd, Roach, Bream, Perch and Eels.

Now the downside… I lost a really big perch and a really big slab and when we went to bring the keepnet in there were only two really small fish left in it as there was a big hole at the bottom of it. I looked at Mark and we both fell about laughing!!!!

That said what a great afternoon and conditions were far from perfect as it was so windy.

Hopefully, armed with a sewn up net, Dave and Mark will be returning to do battle with the beasts of the Basin again soon.

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