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Basham out and about

George Basham has done well over the last couple of months landing a lovely 15lb 2oz Mirror from the shallows at Totham Pit and a stunning 22lb 14oz Mirror from Slough House Farm taken on a snowman setup cast into mid water with a few boilies scattered around. He has also banked  Pearly Tail the Mirror off the surface from Howells at 23lb 10oz and a new personal best Common from the same venue in the shape of Cut Tail at 24lb 8oz, which put up a great scrap and was caught from the point swim casting just in front of a weed bed.

George’s new PB.  His other three carp can be found in the gallery.

Senior club match moved from Heron Hall to Slough House Farm on Sun 23rd Sep

Our new match secretary Tim Claydon has consulted his match anglers and after analysing their vote has moved the next senior club match on Sunday 23rd September from Heron Hall to Slough House Farm.  This will be a silvers only match.  The draw will be at 8.30am with fishing from 10am til 3pm.  A notice is on display at Slough House notifying members that the lake will now be closed to non competitors from 6.30am to 4pm on Sun 23rd Sep.  Heron Hall will now remain open to members all day.
 
Slough House Farm is full of silver fish.

Standard night permits sold out

Standard night permits for the 2012/13 season have now sold out.  Sorry if you missed out.

Settling in for the night at Slough House Farm.

Accessibility of venues

A potential new member recently asked about ease of access from car to swim around our waters and I thought I would share my reply:

In terms of accessibility we can split our venues into 3 categories:
 

Very good – you can park in at least one swim: 

Howells (1 swim)
Little London (1 swim)
Little Park Main Lake (3 swims) 

Good - the nearest swim is a short walk (10 yards or less): 

Beckingham Hall (if parked by pump house)
Bog Grove
Brick Kiln Pond
Chelmer & Blackwater Canal (Heybridge Tesco stretch only)
Little Park Top Lake
New Hall
Railway Pond (but its too weedy for you to want to fish there)
Rook Hall 1
Slough House Farm
Totham Pit
Whitehouse Farm 

Poor – a lengthy walk to the first swim:

Heron Hall
Rook Hall 2 & 3
River Blackwater
The rest of the Chelmer & Blackwater Canal

Little Park scores highly on accessibility.

High water alerts

Please take the following into account if you are venturing out onto the soggy banks over the next week or so:

Flooded:  Little London

Higher than normal water levels:  Rook Hall (the middle and far lakes have joined together but some swims on all 3 lakes remain fishable), Railway Pond.

Brim full: Slough House Farm (outflow pipe cleared), Bog Grove, Little Park. 

Low Risk:  Heron Hall, Whitehouse Farm, Totham Pit, Beckingham Hall, Brick Kiln pond, Howells.

Closed:  All rivers and canals (just as well!). 

Please also remember that the access tracks at some of the venues that aren’t flooded such as Whitehouse Farm, Beckingham Hall and the alternative entrance to Little Park can get very slippery for ‘ordinary cars’ and only members with four wheel drive vehicles should attempt to access them. 

This must be the wettest drought since records began!

Rook Hall far lake is brim full and has joined up with the middle lake.

Congratulations Keiron

Keiron Weeding wrote:

First time at Slough House and I got my new personl best, a 20lb common carp. I am really happy with the fish, as it was a lovely fish and put up a good fight as it got nearer the bank!

What a debut!

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