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Totham Pit work party & siltex application on Sunday 29th October

Totham Pit will be closed on Sunday October 29th for the second dose of siltex and a work party - Jamie.

New gates at entrance to Totham Pit

These new gates and a new lock have now been fitted at the entrance to Totham Pit

Harry’s electronic scales

If you have found the electronic scales left at Slough House Farm in mid September please contact the membership secretary or email webmaster@maldonas.co.uk to re-unite them with Harry who lost them.

Next Chelmer Canal Trust Work Party – Saturday morning 7th October

For our next work party, on Saturday, 7th October, we will again be taking part in the Chelmer City Council Autumn Rivers Clean Up. We start off, following the traditional Press Photo with the Mayor, at 9.00am. It’s a good opportunity to get rubbish out of the system at the top end of the Navigation, and therefore to have less likelihood of problems further downstream. Many will be familiar with fouled propellers, wildlife being adversely affected, scenic beauty being reduced, and so on.

For those who are regulars at this event, please note that, as in March, the meeting point is now the Baddow Road car park which is off Parkway in Chelmsford – you need to be heading along Parkway from the Odeon Roundabout towards the Army and Navy Roundabout to be able to get into the car park. Put CM2 7PJ into your SatNav, smartphone, etc. or click on this link Baddow Road Car Park for a map showing the location of the car park. It is across the river from the previous meeting place near the Essex Record Office. If you come by car please ensure that you get your free car parking voucher which you can request when you sign in.

We plan to have a work boat there, and there are plenty of litterpicking opportunities in the area. We tend to prioritise the river below the automatic weir, Springfield Lock and the lock Cut, Springfield Basin and the areas around them.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the prevailing conditions. All tools and equipment are provided – but you are welcome to bring anything that works especially well for you. We stop for refreshments about half way through the work party – for this particular work party it is usually soup and bacon sandwiches in the Sea Scout building – and try to finish by about midday – but by all means leave earlier if you need to do so.

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

 

Autumn reminder

Members are reminded that Rook Hall and Whitehouse Farm reservoir are now closed for the 4 month duck shooting season and will re-open on Thursday 1st Feb 2018.  There are also occasional duck shoots at Slough House West and Little London so please keep an eye out for signs at the entrance to these fisheries, especially on Fridays.

Night fishing at Bog Grove has now started and runs through until the 30th April 2018.

3 rods are now allowed on all venues for all standard night permit and 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.

Specimen Angling has ceased trading

Adrian at Specimen Angling, one of our three main agents, has been in touch to let us know the sad news that they have ceased trading and will be vacating the shop in Springfield by the end of the month.

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