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Minutes of 2018 AGM

Our Annual General Meeting held on Sun 21st Jan at Great Totham Village Hall was a lively affair and was our best attended for many years with over 80 members present on the day.  For those members who couldn’t make it along here are the AGM 18 Minutes and the Fishery Management report 2018.

Angling Coaching Initiative Coaching Days

Chris Burt of Angling Coaching Initiative will be running 14 coaching days this summer, 7 of which will be held on MAS waters.  To find out more please view the following pdfs:

Briefing given to members and volunteers from both MAS & KDAA during Jan /early Feb. This also lists the tasks that we are looking for people to cover, not just coaching, so if you can help or want more details about any of the items mentioned, do please get in touch:  Briefing MAS_KDAA_Jan 2018

Volunteers application form:  VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT FORM

Dates for coaching for the coming season:  Coaching Dates in Full

We expect to be advertising soon for anyone who would like to join our junior coaching sessions. If any parents or guardians also have an interest in learning then you will be welcome to come along too. We shall ask for applications just as soon as we have confirmation from Sport England that our Grant application to buy all the tackle we need has been approved.

The coaching days on MAS waters are:

Sat 19th May          Slough House West
Sat 9th Jun             Rook Hall
Sat 21st Jul            Slough House West
Mon 23rd Jul         Bog Grove
Sat 28th Jul           Rook Hall
Wed 15th Aug       Rook Hall
Wed 22nd Aug      Bog Grove

For more information please contact Chris Burt directly on 07917 781299 or by email at chris@candjb.co.uk

New coaching course for young anglers meeting – Thursday 1st February 2018

A meeting is being held at 8pm on Thur 1st Feb at The Swan Public House in Little Totham CM9 8LB to discuss the Angling Coaching Initiative.  If you are interested in helping please come along to find out about this exciting initiative to encourage more youngsters into our sport.  Additional information can be found on this Angling coaching initiative pdf

AGM – Sunday 21st January 2018 at 3pm

The Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday 21st January 2018 at Great Totham village hall starting at the new time of 3pm.

The venue for our AGM.

Please bring your membership card along to speed up entry on the door.

2018-19 memberships and night permit renewals will be available on the day along with a selection of club merchandise such as hoodies, shirts and hats.

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

 

Rook Hall will be open for fishing on the 12th and 13th Aug

On the 12th and 13th August there is a Military and Flying Machine Show close to Rook Hall but the owner has told us that the gate will be open and fishing is allowed for members on both days. Parking will be to the left as you drive in and just tell the people on the gate that you are fishing.  More info about the event can be found at http://www.militaryandflyingmachines.org.uk/about/Whatson.html.

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