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Little Park access

The owner of Little Park has taken the decision to change our access point from the Red Lodge access off of the Witham Road to the double white gates off of Maypole Road.   Most members will recognise these gates as they were our old entrance up until a couple of years ago.  Feedback from several members suggests that this switch back to our old entrance is welcomed.  The official changeover was on 1st August and the combination lock has been changed to our usual number (see the back of your membership card or page 1 of the rulebook).

The owner of Red Lodge will put up a notice instructing members of the change.  Please do not use the Red Lodge access after 1st August.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Rod, reel and leg update

For followers of the rod that was pulled into the top lake at Little Park and the missing seat/box leg that was found at Bog Grove you will be pleased to hear that both are soon to be re-united with their rightful owners.

Storm damage

Members are asked to proceed with caution, especially at Totham Pit and Bog Grove, as thanks to the recent high winds a lot of trees came down and there is a risk of loose branches and blocked paths.  Our fishery manager Paul Kemp commenced the big task of clearing up at Totham Pit on Sunday and bailiff Dave Brock did an excellent job of orgainsing the work to clear Bog Grove.  Other reports are that Heron Hall, Little London, Howells and Slough House Farm have all survived intact although a number of willow trees have fallen into the canal between Tesco and Maldon golf course.  There are also reports of a snapped willow in the water at Little Park Top Lake. 

One of several fallen trees in the canal at Heybridge.

Little Parks bankside works complete

The excavation works at Little Park for the new irrigation ditch are now completed and apart from a slight hump in the car park and some scraped bankside normality is now resumed.

Was it the extra dust in the atmosphere or photoshop that enhanced this Little Park sunset, I will let you decide…

New Hall re-opened for fishing on 1st May

We know how difficult it can be to please all of our members all of the time.  Some like to fish maintained waters with an almost large garden pond feel to them such as Little Park or with large dug out swims to house bivvies etc like Totham Pit or Slough House Farm.  Others prefer the wild natural feel of our more isolated venues which are overgrown; some might even say bordering on neglected.  We like to offer a mix of venues and regard some of them as natural such as our section of the River Blackwater at Wickham Bishops.  New Hall fits firmly into this last category and those that fish there seem to like it that way?  Our Head Bailiff paid a recent visit to fish one of the 3 fishable swims (he is threatening to open up a few more though!) and took this very respectable bag of roach:


He said there are some rudd and bream in this net of fish too but I couldn’t spot them buried under all of those roach!

Concessionary match venue change

The venue for the concessionary match on Tue 27th Nov has been changed from Little Parks to Bog Grove due to the treacherous nature of the access track at the Langford venue.
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