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Fishing Open Day on Sunday 17th July – Non Members Welcome

If you are a non member and would like to fish one of our waters for FREE why not join us on Sunday 17th July at Bog Grove (it’s much nicer than the name suggests)This is one of our most popular venues as it is full of fish of most species and everyone is welcome whatever your age.  All you will need is your rod licence and fishing gear (we have applied to the EA for rod licence dispensation which means that even if you haven’t got a rod licence you can still fish, but at time of writing this has not yet arrived.  This post will be updated if and when it does). 

Juniors must be accompanied by an adult but do not need a rod licence if under 12 years of age.  Families are especially welcome. Anyone who picks up an application form on the day and joins before the end of August will receive a generous 20% discount on any of our membership and night fishing categories. 

We’ll start at 9am so just turn up at a time that suits you and hopefully put a few fish on the bank.  If the weather is sunny the carp will undoubtedly be on the surface (so don’t forget your floating baits).  Most methods usually produce so why not come along to Great Totham (at the end of Broad Street Green Road heading from Heybridge towards Tiptree just past the 30 mph sign) and look out for the banner directing you down the access track to the lake.

The venue for our 2011 Open Day.

More photos, less carp

Feedback from our stand at the Blackwater Country Show on Sun 19th June is that we have too many photos of carp in our display and too many from the same lake (Howells?).  Not everyone will consider this a bad thing (especially the carp anglers who caught them) but the general public (and potential members) want to see more photos of other species, so if you have any photos of roach, rudd, tench, pike, perch, crucian, eels, gudgeon, dace, chub, goldfish, bream, ide, or the ever elusive barbel and catfish caught from our waters please submit them to our gallery and we can then print some of them out to display on our stand at the next event.  Many thanks from Paul & Denise Kemp (Maldon AS Publicity Team).

This is exactly the sort of photo we are after, Ian Kidd with a mint condition 1lb 2oz Rudd from Bog Grove – keep ‘em coming!

Kelvin’s bag of Rook Hall Tench up to 5lb 4oz.  As Kelvin said when submitting this photo ‘Why does Rook Hall never fish like this in a match!’

Blackwater Country Show

Our stall at this event last year was a great success and the photos from around our waters attracted a lot of attention.  This years show is taking place on Sunday 19 June 2011 at Rook Hall and potential and existing members alike are encouraged to attend and visit the MAS stand (if only to say hello to Paul Kemp).  Anyone collecting an application form from the stand will receive a discount on their membership fees.

Match Results Latest

Heybridge Basin M Burrell receiving trophy from Lloyd

For the story behind this photo and all the latest match results click on the match results page

Presidents Match Venue Change

The venue for this year’s Presidents Trophy match on Sat 14th Aug has been moved from the canal to Rook Hall.  This is the first time that this team event has been fished across 3 different lakes.  Equal numbers from each side will be pegged on each lake with winnings paid out for 1st and 2nd on all three with the Presidents tankard going to the overall winner.  The draw remains at 12:30 with fishing from 2pm to 7pm.  The venue will now be closed to non competitors from 10.30am for the remainder of the day.

Rook Hall No 1

The new venue for the Presidents Trophy.

Support the Prince’s Trust Youth Charity

Essex and Suffolk Water are hosting an Any Method Trout Fishing Competition at Hanningfield Reservoir on the 22nd August 2010 and would love to see Maldon AS members there.  You can support the work of The Prince’s Trust youth charity by entering a team into The Trust’s Million Makers 2010 challenge. The Million Makers challenge involves teams from various clubs and companies nationwide competing against one another to raise the most money for The Prince’s Trust. All of the funds raised will go towards supporting disadvantaged young people, helping them to develop the skills and confidence to find a job.  For more info click this Any Method Trout Fishing Competition Poster and this Million Makers Statement

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