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Concessionary match – 30th July 2019

A recent match was held at Bog Grove on the 30th July, there was 13 fishing and the total weight caught was 315lbs. The result of the match is as follows:

  • 1st – Les Drury, peg 24, with a total weight off 96lb 1oz
  • 2nd – Bert Turner, peg 4, with a total weight off 39lb 12oz
  • 3rd – Dave Harley, peg 10, with a total weight off 38lb 8oz
  • 4th – Don Carter, peg 5, with a total weight off 34lb 3oz
  • 5th – Dave Auston, peg 22, with a total weight off 33lb 12oz
  • 6th – Roger Smith, peg 9, with a total weight off 15lb 5oz
  • 7th – Bert Savage, peg 8, with a total weight off 14lb
  • 8th – Keith Leverett, peg 6, with a total weight off 12lb 11oz
  • 9th – Alan Beard, peg 17, with a total weight off 10lb 1oz
  • 10th – Rob Rowbotham, peg 15, with a total weight off 5lb 11oz
  • 11th – Dave Nicholls, peg 4, with a total weight off 3lb 3oz
  • 12th – Bill Berry, peg 4, with a total weight off 1lb 3oz
  • 13th – John Christensen, peg 20, with a total weight off 1lb

The best fish off the day caught was a lovely 12lb 9oz carp, caught by Bert Turner.

The next match being held is on the 6th August at Slough House farm.

There are also still spaces in the Presidents match on the 10th August at Slough House Farm.

Well done to everyone who participated in the match at Bog Grove, and good luck to those fishing the next!

Presidents match at Slough House Farm on Sat 10th Aug

If you would like to fish the Presidents match on Saturday the 10th August @ 8.30am at Slough House Farm please contact Keith Leverett on one of his phone numbers in the rulebook.

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.

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