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Sun 25th Sep is going to be a busy day on the Chelmer & Blackwater canal

The 25th Sep is going to be a busy day for our Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation.  As well as the Maldon Marathon there is the Triathlon which will be starting at Hoe Mill.  This involves canoeing and cycling which will disrupt the river from Hoe Mill to Paper Mill including Beeleigh Lock.  The Driberg cup match at Boreham will also be affected.

https://www.waterways.org.uk/events_festivals/waterways_triathlon/waterways_triathlon

Thank you to Kim Naish for bringing this to our attention.

Chelmer Canal Trust AGM and Evening Talk

The Chelmer Canal Trust Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 20th September at 7:15 pm at Moulsham Mill, Parkway, Chelmsford CM2 7PX.  After the AGM business, at approximately 8pm, there will be a public talk entitled “Essex Living Landscapes and Barn Owls”.  Other forthcoming events are listed at http://www.chelmercanaltrust.co.uk/events.htm.  Yours Sincerely - William Marriage.

Find us at the Blackwater Country Show on Sunday 19th June

We will again have a stand at the Blackwater Country Show at Rook Hall so if you are in attendance please drop in and say hello to Paul & Denise.  If you are not yet a member for the 2016-17 season, and you pick up one of our special yellow application forms on the day, you can claim 20% discount on our daytime membership fees by posting the form off to the membership secretary or by taking it up to JP Tackle in Maldon High Street.  Paul and Denise will also be selling MAS hoodies, beanies, polo shirts, baseball caps etc.  Please remember that all three lakes at Rook Hall are closed to fishing on Sunday 19th June as the area is used for parking etc.

Minutes of 2016 annual general meeting

The AGM went off smoothly on Sun 17th Jan and any other business saw some lively discussion regarding the Chelmer & Blackwater canal.  For the full transcript of events please view these AGM 16 Minutes and Fishery Management report for 2016 AGM.

The first slide of the presentation, only 79 more to go…

For those who missed our annual general meeting…

We held our AGM on Sunday 18th January 2015 and for those who missed it here are the AGM 15 Minutes and the Fishery Management report for 2015 AGM.

In brief the proposal to ban keepnets was rejected and the proposal that everyone representing Maldon AS in team events must have attended at least 20% of club matches in the previous twelve months was accepted.

Next working party – Howells will be closed on Sun 23rd Nov

The next working party will be held on Sunday 23rd November at Howells and the boat will be used to dredge out fallen branches and trim back bushes around the island.  All members are welcome to help out, please meet up in the car park at Totham Pit at 8am to help load up the boat or from 8.30am at Howells if you are able to assist.  This opportunity will also be used to trim back any overgrown swims.  Howells will be closed from 8am for the whole day, but those helping at the workparty can fish there in the afternoon.

Fishery Management Officer Paul Kemp with a 21lb Common caught from Howells.

Raking around the island to remove fallen branches and lost tackle, such as this bird’s nest of line, will benefit both the carp and those fishing Howells in the future.

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