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Maricel’s extra special snow carp

Maricel Yumang wrote “Having planned a two night session at Totham Pit I wasn’t relishing the prospect as it was starting to snow, but all thoughts of spending the night in icy -2 temperatures were soon forgotten when my rod gave a single beep, my first reaction was to look at the lake for the coot responsible but unusually it was empty, the rod then roared off resulting in a beautiful 26lb 3ozer. I love catching carp anytime of the year but in the snow its just extra special :-)

Happy Maricel with her splendid snow carp from Totham Pit.

Three rods clarification

Please note that if you are buying a night permit (either kind) this automatically qualifies you to use 3 rods on all of our waters (assuming that you have 2 EA rod licences of course) between the 1st October and the end of March at no extra charge.  Night permit holders do not also need to pay the £30 for a winter 3 rod ticket as this is aimed at daytime only anglers who do not want to night fish.

Renewal forms

The 2013/14 renewal forms should be in the post to members by mid/late February.  There are a few items that need to be resolved at the next committee meeting on 6th Feb and printing can then commence.  If you want to jump the queue, especially if you are an existing Howells or standard night permit holder wanting to renew before the 1st April deadline (when all remaining unsold night tickets will go on sale) please use this Renewal form 2013-14.  To keep costs down a renewal form will not be sent to members who have already rejoined at/since the AGM but you will receive the revised 2013 rulebook in the spring.

Join now for next season and fish the end of this season for free

You can now join for the 2013/14 season and fish the end of the 2012/13 season for FREE (when the lakes have thawed out).  To take advantage of this offer please print out this Application Form 2013-14 and send it to the Membership Secretary or take it along to JP Tackle in Maldon or Bevan Carp Tackle in Springfield.

Please click here to see the fees for the 2013-14 season.

Standard night permits are currently sold out but as soon as this changes I will let you know.  Please check out the night permits page for further info and availability of Howells night permits.

Standard night permits are temporarily sold out (again)

As the number of standard night permits is limited to 100 at any one time I can now confirm that these are sold out.  However, experience tells me that around one third of the current standard night permit holders will not renew their night tickets before the deadline of 31st Mar 2013 and any that are unsold will be up for grabs from the 1st April.  I hope to gain committee approval to put around 35 of these on sale from the date of the next meeting (Wed 6th Feb) so please watch this space and keep an eye on the night permit page for more information.

Due to the checks that need to be carried out before issuing a night permit these are only available directly from the membership secretary and not from tackle shops.

Slough House Farm does not re-open for night fishing until the 1st April anyway so you will not be missing out.

Winter one off night fishing special offer

As night fishing ceases on Slough House Farm at the end of October and 5 Howells night permits are now unsold the committee have agreed that they can go on sale with immediate effect to the 94 standard night permit holders who joined before mid Sep 2012, regardless of how long you have been a member.  The next 5 standard night permit holders to send me their membership card along with £30 will be upgraded to a Howells night permit and can join our existing 45 Howells night permit holders for the winter on our most prolific twenties water. This will also guarantee you first refusal on a Howells night permit for next season.  So if you have been fishing Slough House Farm, fancy a change from Totham Pit or want to catch some carp a bit larger than Bog Grove and Beckingham Hall have to offer, now is your chance to fish a few nights with a good chance of getting a decent bend in your rod even if there is frost on the ground. 

As members upgrade this will free up standard night permits for new members, pike anglers and those wanting to use three rods up until the end of March 2013.  These will remain priced at £60 in addition to your (half price) membership fees.

More info can be found on our night permit page.

George Basham with Pearly Tail from Howells, just one of the lakes twenties which in previous years have carried on feeding throughout the winter.

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