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All night permits for this season are now sold out

Standard night permits for the 2016-17 season are now sold out as all 120 have been sold.  These will go back on sale for the 2017-18 season in December 2016 and will be valid from Christmas day with night fishing until 31st March 2017 included at no extra charge.  Howells night permits have been sold out since May.  Any free spaces for the 2017-18 season will go on sale on 1st April 2017.

Little London swims get face lift

Just a quick update on the swims over at Little London.  Myself and Michael have been over there the last two evenings continuing the work on the swims, the path and swims have been strimmed all the way round and the swims that we were working on regarding the water levels were both raised up and have now both been grass seeded and finished off with a good layer of top soil on each.  The forecast rain should help to bed them down tonight.  All the best – Jamie.

 


One of the revamped swims at Little London.

Little London now has permanent pegs

Our Concessionary Match Secretary Keith has been busy permanent pegging another of our lakes and Little London Reservoir now has 21 permanent pegs.

A recent bag of Roach caught at Little London reservoir.

Mudwatch

I have been reminded (after a new member got stuck in the mud at New Hall) to resurrect this Mudwatch post:

Extreme caution (6) (unless you own a 4WD vehicle):

Brick Kiln Pond – the car park is churned up.  We will forgive you for parking outside the gate under these circumstances.
Little Park 1 & 2 – the track is good but in regular use by farm vehicles.  There is now a new key padlock on the white gates.  The grass car park can get very slippery.
New Hall – the access track is good but please do not drive beyond the water works entrance as the car park is extremely muddy and you will probably get stuck.
Slough House West – the car park in the farm yard is churned up and treacherous.
Whitehouse Farm – re-opened 1st Feb – Water level very high.  Pages Lane is firm but pot-holed (work in progress to repair).  The side track is muddy but the car park is OK if you can get that far.  Please do not try and drive beyond the car park as this is all churned up:

The banks at Whitehouse Farm are now slippery as well following extensive works to clear the undergrowth around the lake:

Good/Fair (11):

Beckingham Hall – fine if you park just inside the gate on the right but increasingly iffy the further up the slope you go.
Bog Grove – the track has now been repaired and the car park resurfaced so as long as you keep off the grassy bits all will be OK.  Bark chippings have been applied to some of the paths and swims but please proceed to your swim with extra caution as the sloping banks are made of clay and can be very slippery underfoot.
Heron Hall – firm track and car park but fairly tight for turning round.  The small layby opposite the gate is flooded again.
Little London – the access is firm but uphill, the car park has been resurfaced.  Turning round can be a bit tight.
Howells – the track is firm although the car park can get a bit churned up due to regular use.
Railway Pond – parking on the tarmac spur road.  Water level high.
River Blackwater (Station Road) – the entrance to the car park has been improved with hardcore and the car park is much firmer than it looks.  Under no circumstances park outside of the car park and especially not in front of the entrance to the horses field!
Rook Hall 1,2 & 3 – re-opened 1st Feb – solid car park just inside the gate on the right.  Please do not drive on the grass.  Water levels high.
Slough House Farm – the car park is sound but there is a large puddle just outside the gate.  Please do not drive up the side of the car park.  The padlock has been changed to a combination lock to hopefully make it easier to get in and out.
Totham Pit – well established hard standing, no problems here.

Concessionary match on Tue 8th Mar moved to Little London

The 8th March concessionary match has been moved from the canal at Tesco’s to Little London Reservoir so we can catch.

A recent bag of roach caught from Little London.

Little London receives a boost

At a recent committee meeting it was agreed that the Maldon lake that was probably fishing the slowest was Little London so to try and remedy the situation we would ensure that the next batch of fish we purchased would be stocked into this attractive fishery.  I can now confirm that 255lb of silver fish and 30 carp to low doubles have been stocked with more silver fish to follow soon.

Just some of the silvers about to go into Little London.

One of the larger carp stocked into Little London.

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