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Storm damage

Members are asked to proceed with caution, especially at Totham Pit and Bog Grove, as thanks to the recent high winds a lot of trees came down and there is a risk of loose branches and blocked paths.  Our fishery manager Paul Kemp commenced the big task of clearing up at Totham Pit on Sunday and bailiff Dave Brock did an excellent job of orgainsing the work to clear Bog Grove.  Other reports are that Heron Hall, Little London, Howells and Slough House Farm have all survived intact although a number of willow trees have fallen into the canal between Tesco and Maldon golf course.  There are also reports of a snapped willow in the water at Little Park Top Lake. 

One of several fallen trees in the canal at Heybridge.

Thank you

Our fishery management officer Paul Kemp would like to thank everyone who helped out at the working party at Little London.  The overgrown swims have now been opened up and the path around the lake trimmed back making it much easier to get to the swims.


Wire trace for dead fish baits rule amendment

Following a sensible request from one of our members the committee have agreed to waive the compulsory wire trace for dead fish baits rule (7.5 page 12 of rulebook) on waters known not to contain any pike.  This is with immediate effect so with the exception of Totham Pit, Little London and Heron Hall you can now cast out a dead fish bait without using a wire trace.

No stillwater close season for pike

Members are reminded that we do not have a close season for pike on our stillwaters (as far as we know only Totham Pit, Little London and Heron Hall contain pike in any significant numbers).

Date and venue change of mid October match

The match originally scheduled and showing in the rulebook as the 14th Oct at Little London will now be fished on Sun 21st Oct at Totham Pit.  The date change is so as not to clash with the inter club match on the 14th Oct and the 21st did not have a previously announced fixture. Hopefully this will continue to raise entry numbers as Totham Pit is a larger venue and Little London has limited swims due to high water levels.  Signs will be on display informing members of this change.  We are currently working on Little London to clear swims and address the high water level in the hope of keeping this venue fishable throughout the winter.
Totham Pit – now the venue for the re-arranged 21st Oct match.

Rod dragging eel

Dave Bennett wrote:  What an incredible fish for a nine year old.  It was caught on the quiver at Little London lake after a savage take which actually dragged the rod along the floor!!!  The fish took almost ten minutes to coax to the bank but when I saw it I prayed that my son Mark wouldn’t lose it because he’s never likely to catch one this size again (I’m also chuffed because my biggest eel is 3lb 12oz ha ha!!!).

This picture doesn’t do the eel justice so if anyone cares to go on Youtube: Maldon Angling Society 3.5lb Eel Little London Lake they can view what a magnificent fish this really is.

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