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Now we are into October

Please remember that from 1st October onwards:

Night permit holders only can use 3 rods on all venues.

Night fishing has started on Bog Grove (until the end of April).

Rook Hall and Whitehouse Farm are now closed for their winter shooting breaks and re-open on 1st February.

Also its the last month of night fishing at Slough House Farm which ceases at the end of October and restarts on 1st April (the lake remains open to day fishing from 5am to 10pm throughout the winter).

George Basham caught this fine Common from Whitehouse Farm just before it closed and wrote:  “I went to Whitehouse farm for an after school session and 5 mins after I put my first rod out it went screaming off. I had never seen such a fighter like it and it took me half an hour to get in the net.  My friend had to walk in a bit just to net it but it was all worth it for this stunning common.”

New Rule 24(ii)

We now have a new rule as Pete has repeatedly experienced problems at carp matches with members who have fished the Friday night refusing to pack up before the draw. New rule 24(ii) has been approved by the committee with immediate effect:

“Where a 24 hour carp match is scheduled on a water it will be closed from 10pm on the preceding Friday until 1pm on the Sunday”. 

There are only 3 carp matches remaining this season (two at Howells and one at Slough House Farm).  Please remember to check pages 34-39 of your rulebook for match dates prior to fishing and observe notices posted on the gates to our fisheries.

Howells Pylon Bay, always a popular spot.

Bog Grove’s Rubbish

Fortunately this title does not refer to the fishing, which is far from rubbish as Bog Grove continues to be our most consistent all season round fishery.  This is some of the rubbish collected in just one week from Bog Grove by the regular bailiff:

Remember – if you are caught leaving rubbish you will be banned for LIFE.  You have been warned!

New Hall Close Season

New Hall (aka Purleigh Vineyards) is closed for fishing from Friday 1st April (this is not an April fool) until Saturday 30th April, re-opening on Sunday 1st May.

New Hall – out of bounds for the month of April.

Rule Changes

The new 2011 rulebook is currently being printed.  In the meantime please note the following amendments / new rules: 

33. Bog Grove, Little Park Langford and Whitehouse Farm, cereal groundbait and boilies allowed at a maximum of 1 kilogram per fishing session.

45. Braided main lines are banned.  Leadcore is no longer banned but only shop bought ready made leaders and those made with a spliced loop are allowed.  Maximum length of home made leaders to be 1.5 metres.  Bailiffs have the right to inspect any rig to ensure that it is fish friendly in the event of the reel line breaking. 

49. The society reserves the right to refuse an application to join from anyone who is known to have been banned from another fishing club.

Please also remember, at the Head Bailiffs request: 

31. All anglers fishing for carp or pike on Society waters must be in possession of an unhooking mat.

Not the largest of carp but this low double from Howells is safely on the mat.

For the full list of rules click here

Rook Hall and Whitehouse Farm Re-Open

Rook Hall and Whitehouse Farm re-open for fishing after their respective 4 month close seasons on Tuesday 1st Feb 2011.  Members are reminded that fishing at Rook Hall is from dawn until dusk only while fishing at Whitehouse Farm is permitted between 5am and 10pm (no night fishing allowed).  Please proceed with caution when approaching and parking at both of these fisheries as water levels are still very high and parking areas are likely to be very soft.  Even the Chairman managed to get stuck at Whitehouse Farm last year and needed to have his car pushed out of the mud by two other anglers, so nobody is completely safe from the ‘dreaded wheelspin’.

Rook Hall Front Lake.

Whitehouse Farm.

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