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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

Museum of Power Tea Room

Hi just to let you know that CJ CATERINGS SERVICES have closed the café at Maldon Golf Club and re-opened at the Museum Of Power LangFord, in the Steam Pump Tea Room.  Fishermen and women are most welcome and we have a patio area where dogs are also welcome (rule 5.9 doesn’t apply here).  We are open 10 to 4 Wednesday to Sunday inclusive.  10 per cent discount still applies on production of your Maldon AS fishing license.  We look forward to seeing you . Open until 20th December 2015, re-opening 3rd Feb 2016.  Kind regards Chris Jackson CJ CATERING SERVICES.

Membership Secretary’s note – I’ve been (twice now) and it’s great.  The bit of river you cross to get in looks great too but unfortunately you cannot fish there on your MAS membership.

Carp Final Result

Congratulations to Graham Surridge for a convincing victory in this weekends MAS Carp Final on Howells , the boy smashed it with a 118lb bag sending him home with the 1st place trophy , £100 cash , 30plus stalking rod, 4kg of XL Baits & 5kg of Specimen Carp Baits plus a MAS hoody for his efforts! Well done, a worthy winner!

Well done also to Andy Flower who took home the 2nd place trophy ,£50 cash, Wychwood spod rod 4kg of XL Baits & 2kg of Specimen Carp Baits with matching pop ups and glug plus a MAS hoody.  Tosh Welton wins the Alan Hare cup for the biggest fish in all heats and the final by bagging breezeblock at 28.14lb in the final.

Many thanks to Angling Essentials , XL Baits & Specimen Baits for sponsoring the MAS carp matches 2015/16 & supporting our carp restocking program.

The Carp Final winners, L-R: Andy, Graham and Tosh.

Please be on your guard

Please be on your guard and do not leave any tackle unattended or out of sight as the Secretary had his landing net stolen from the Heron Hall car park on 21st July.  Understandably he hopes that it stinks out the thief’s car as much as it did his own.

Crucians stocked into New Hall

Our anonymous benefactor is wondering if anyone has caught any of the crucian that we stocked into New Hall yet?  If you have please drop the webmaster a line or to at

“Today Monday 4 May I went to New Hall for a spot of fishing, I was hoping to catch some Crucian Carp! I started in one of my favourite swims and after two hours I had not had a bite!! I moved to a swim next to the large Lilly Pad and I struggled to get bites but managed about half a pound of very small Roach and Rudd but no Crucian’s. I have never had such a bad day at New Hall in the past, always having a good bag of nice size Roach, Rudd and small Bream.  I noticed that someone had been fishing at some time in the first swim by the Lilly pad it would be nice to know what sort of session they had. So I was wondering if by the web people could post their reports of New Hall.” – Anon.

With a big thank you to the anonymous member who donated £500 to us to buy crucian carp for New Hall reservior I am now pleased to confirm that 85 crucian have been introduced to New Hall.  Probably around 30lbs in all – good size fish, the largest about 8oz.

New Hall is closed to fishing for the month of April so these fish will have a month to settle in before fishing resumes on Friday 1st May.

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