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New MAS website

Hi all,

As some of you may know there is currently a new website being built which will be more user friendly, contain lots of information about our lakes and will give the option for new / existing members to buy a ticket online.

The new website will be released at the next AGM and a link will be added to our social media for people to find it, after that time this website will no longer be used.

I look forward to you all seeing it!

Kind regards,

Phoebe Stuart

Totham Pit Bailiff & Publicity officer

New Hall Reservoir CLOSED

Unfortunately we can no longer fish New Hall Reservoir at Purleigh after receiving this note from the owners:

We have had a discussion regarding the reservoir at New hall and its use as a fishing lake.  Unfortunately we can no longer continue to allow it to be used for public fishing.

The extensive work needed to comply with our health and safety policy (especially to safely access the banks on the sewage works side) combined with ongoing maintenance and the need to increase security around the vineyard makes it uneconomical to offer for public use.

I hope you understand this decision and that it has not been taken lightly.  Please take this notice as cancellation of the agreement between New hall Vineyards and Maldon Angling Society.

Kind Regards – The Owners.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused to members and ask that you no longer visit the lake with immediate effect.

Angling Coaching Initiative Coaching Days 2019

Chris Burt of Angling Coaching Initiative and his team of volunteers will be running 13 coaching days this summer, 5 of which will be held on MAS waters.

The coaching days on MAS waters are:

Sat 8th Jun 2019           Rook Hall
Sat 20th Jul 2019          Slough House West
Wed 31st Jul 2019        Bog Grove
Thu 15th Aug 2019       Bog Grove
Wed 21st Aug 2019      Slough House West
Wed 28th Aug 2019      Bog Grove

For more information please contact Chris Burt directly on 07917 781299 or by email at chris@candjb.co.uk or via the ACI website https://anglingcoachinginitiative.co.uk

Society email updates

Members who are not receiving Society emails are reminded to check in their Spam/Junk folders as it appears that this is where several of our updates end up.

The new 2019 rulebook will be with members soon

The new 2019 blue rulebooks are now printed and are being posted out to all adult, concessionary, intermediate, junior, associate, honorary and life members this week so expect one to drop through your door soon.  JP Tackle and Angling Essentials both have the new rulebooks as well if you are yet to re-join for the 2019-20 season.

Learn how to fish with the Angling Coaching Initiative

The Angling Coaching Initiative for juniors was most successful last year and the KDAA and Maldon Angling Society together with the Braintree and Bocking Angling Society are intending to continue with coaching sessions this year. Over 100 juniors and some parents took part with 50 attending the regular coaching sessions. With the very small numbers of juniors coming into the sport this is our attempt to provide a means to introduce youngsters who may not have a family member or friend who can or do not have the time to teach them.

Dates of the coaching sessions on MAS venues will be in our new 2019 rulebook and on the ACI website at www.anglingcoachinginitiative.co.uk

However, the limiting factor was the number of volunteer coaches from the two clubs to the point where we were having to turn youngsters away. At the beginning of the year ACI had about sixteen possible volunteer coaches, some did not pursue it, others owing to other commitments and holidays could only do a few sessions. For many of the sessions we only had six coaches and twice that number of participants, ideally we would like to coach on a one to one basis.

We really need a larger pool of volunteer coaches to make this year more successful. If more members are willing to commit to just one or two sessions between May and September on any of the club venues then that would be great. You just have to be an experienced angler bearing in mind we are teaching a range of fishing methods, whip, waggler and method feeder to youngsters new to angling or those wishing to improve their skills. The only qualification required is having a calm and patient nature. It is rewarding and fun.

Please can you bring this request to the attention of your angling friends who, although may not be members of the KDAA, MAS or BBAS, might be interested in volunteering to help.

Please visit the ACI website for more information or contact Chris Burt on 07917 781299 to discuss what is involved.

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