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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.

Happy Easter for Jack

Jack Hierons wrote: I managed to land my first carp from Totham Pit on a quick over nighter on the 17-18/4/2014, which went 19lb 12oz. After slipping that one back, I managed to land my second fish of the session, which was this beautiful dark common, which went 25lb 4oz. It was a great start to the Easter weekend.

Night permits still available

Four of the members who expressed an interest in buying Howells night permits have chosen not to upgrade so these 4 are now on sale to members with a clean record for at least 2 consecutive seasons who have previously held a night permit.  Please get your membership card and payment directly to the membership secretary as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

81 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.

Another result for Danny

Danny Kennedy wrote:  On a day session at Howells farm I started in the deeper water fishing to known gravel patches, with a light scattering of bait around my rigs and got a typical big fish take. Knowing that Howells is a carp only water I was filled with excitement. As I landed the fish I noticed the belly on it was rather fat. I hoisted it up to the scales and it went 26lb exactly. I was extremely happy to catch this.

A Howells Easter cracker for Danny.

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.

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