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Essex Police Join Operation TRAVERSE

Essex Police has become the latest police force to sign up to Operation TRAVERSE – the multi-agency initiative launched in 2014 to tackle fish theft and illegal fishing in the East of England.  Any member who sees fish theft or illegal fishing taking place on our fisheries should report the details to our Head Bailiff and also to the Environment Agency’s Incident Hotline on 0800 80 70 60 or Essex Police on 101 quoting Operation TRAVERSE.

The full Angling Trust media release can be found in this Essex Police Join Operation TRAVERSE pdf

JP Tackle now open on Sundays

Our main agent JP Tackle is now open on Sunday mornings between 8am and midday for memberships, keys, guest tickets, day tickets for the canal, bait, tackle and so much more.

Important news for existing concessionary members

Following phone calls to the membership secretary from two respected ex-committee members it was agreed unanimously at the 3rd Feb committee meeting that existing concessionaries can renew as concessionaries in future seasons and only new concessionaries must be aged 65+.  If any existing concessionary members aged 60-64 have already re-joined as adult members you will be entitled to a £26 discount on your concessionary membership fee for the 2017-18 season.

Minutes of 2016 annual general meeting

The AGM went off smoothly on Sun 17th Jan and any other business saw some lively discussion regarding the Chelmer & Blackwater canal.  For the full transcript of events please view these AGM 16 Minutes and Fishery Management report for 2016 AGM.

The first slide of the presentation, only 79 more to go…

Fishery management and publicity

Unfortunately the contributions for fishery management and publicity missed the print deadline for our Jan 2016 newsletter but you can read them in our Fishery Management & Publicity Newsletter 2016

January 2016 Newsletter

The winter 2016 newsletter is now out.  If you wrote an email address on your application form when you joined a pdf of the newsletter has already been emailed to you, otherwise a paper copy is on its way to you in the post.  This is the last time that a paper copy will automatically be posted out to members without an email address so if you would still like to continue to receive a paper copy please send the membership secretary 2 stamped self addressed envelopes when you rejoin.

If for some reason neither your email nor paper copy arrives you can also read by clicking this MAS Winter Newsletter Jan 2016 pdf

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