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Keepnet rules update

The following rule changes were agreed at the 7th Nov committee meeting on a trial basis:

Amended rule 5.15:  No Carp to be kept in Keepnets except in society matches (see rule 9.3) all other fish up to 5lb (approx weight) may be retained in Keepnet. All fish over 5lb (approx weight) to be weighed/returned to the water immediately.

A maximum of 30lb of fish to be kept in any one Keepnet.

Anglers are encouraged to carry more than one Keepnet.

The above rules do not apply to society rivers.

No fish to be kept in captivity for longer than 6 hours.

Any fish showing signs of distress must be released upon demand of a society bailiff.

Anglers must, upon request of a bailiff, pull in nets to clear themselves on the above rules.

The society recommends that members be in possession of a fish care product e.g. Klinik.

Keepnet may be banned temporarily on individual society waters subject to local conditions or outbreaks if waterborne disease.

 

Amended rule 9.3:  Any fish (including carp) up to 5lb (approx weight) caught during society matches can be retained in carp friendly keepnets.

Other fish must be weighed, witnessed by another angler and released immediately.

The 30lb per net rule (see rule 5.15) applies even in matches.

Any breach of the above will result in disqualification from the match.

Presidents match this Sat 22nd Sep

The Presidents Trophy will be fished from 10am to 3pm on Sat 22nd Sep at Slough House Farm with the draw for swims at around 8am. Entry will be £5 per head.  Slough House Farm will be closed to non-competitors from 6am to 4pm on Sat 22nd Sep.  If you would like to fish the match please contact Keith Leverett.

Venue change for match on 24th July

As a result of the blanket keepnet ban on all Society stillwaters the 24th July concessionary match will be fished at Heybridge Basin instead of Rook Hall.

Keepnets are still banned due to the continued hot weather

Keepnets are still completely banned on all of our stillwaters as the unexpectedly hot summer by British standards is predicted to continue for at least the next couple of weeks.  This ban is due to reduced oxygen levels in the margins brought on by the continued hot weather.  We have been monitoring dissolved oxygen levels in the margins with our oxygen meter over the last few weeks and levels have continued to drop forcing the committee to act now to protect the welfare of our valuable fish stocks.  This decision will be reviewed again at the September committee meeting.  The ban includes matches but excludes our river sections where the flowing water helps maintain a higher level of dissolved oxygen.

Our oxygen meter has been well used in the last few months.

This is the notice that you will see at the entrance to our stillwaters.

Rod and reel lost at Slough House Farm

26th June 2018  rod loss at Slough House Farm.  Rob Rowbotham  fishing  concessionary match this week at Slough House Farm lake had his carp rod and reel pulled

in, several attempts to retrieve the tackle failed.  Anybody finding the said tackle can ring Rob on 07941675833.  Thank you – Keith.

Tom Martin Memorial Match – Totham Pit – Sat 2nd Jun

The Tom Martin memorial match will be fished at Totham Pit on Saturday 2nd June - 8.30am draw fishing 10.00am until 3pm.  There will be two teams, one team of bailiffs and one team of committee or members.  If you would like to fish please contact Keith on 01621 929234 or 07836 327843.  Many thanks.

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