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Mark Jowers catches ‘Willow’ at 30lb 4oz

Mark Jowers | 'Willow' | 30lb 4oz | Totham Pit

Mark Jowers | 'Willow' | 30lb 4oz | Totham Pit


Mark Jowers recently contacted us to let us know he caught ‘Willow’ at 30lb 4oz at 3 in the morning on the 6 April 2009. The weight is unverified as Mark was unable to wake his friend fishing on another part of the lake. This is Marks first year with Maldon Angling Society and his first 30lb carp so good news for Mark all round and well done!

Rule Reminder – New Swims

Due to one or maybe more of our Members taking it upon themselves to cut out a new swim, and also cut or hack branches off of an oak tree in another swim at Totham Pit. I would like to remind all members of a couple of the society rules, which are as follows. 

(Rule 9)

On waters where swims are already provided no member shall cut down extra reeds or vegetation.

On waters where swims are not provided, members shall be allowed to cut down only sufficient reeds & vegetation to form a swim.

Trees are not to be cut or otherwise damaged on any society water at any time except as deemed necessary by the Fishery Management Officer. (Rule 9) 

(Rule 1)

The breaking of any society rule will result in disciplinary action, which could include withdrawal of membership by the committee.

If any member feels that more swims are needed on one of our waters, then they should get in touch with a member of the Fishery Management Team, then if it is agreed that there is a need for extra swims, the work can be carried out at an organised work party.

Tight Lines to you all
Laurence Reeves (Fishery Management Officer)

Great Work Party at Totham Pit

Just a quick note to say what an excellent work party we had on Sunday 15 Feb 09, we managed to clear a fair bit of rubbish from the car park (still some to go to the scrap yard). Some of the guys went off and cleared the outflow pipe and the overgrowing vegetation in some of the swims.

The rest of us cleared a lot of the dead wood and fallen trees from the island area and from behind Colliers Bay.

I would personally like to thank, Sam Gower, Danny Gower, Andy Thomas, Dean Andrews, James Swinden, Matt Gothard, Malcolm Gardiner, Bomber, Paul Kemp, Jack Walker & Pete Newell for all their hard work – a JWD (job well done).

Thanks Lads & I hope to see you all at the next one.

Regards from
Laurence Reeves – Fishery Management Officer

Photos from the day

Totham Pit Night Syndicate

Existing TPNS members: Your place for next season has been reserved until Sunday 15th March 2009. To guarantee your place for next season please send your ID card, membership fee and additional £75 payment to the membership secretary by the 15th March. Members joining the night syndicate may spread payment over 5 cheques (all to be sent at time of application) but if any of the cheques bounce your night syndicate ticket will be terminated and your place offered to the person who tops the waiting list. If you are applying after the 15th March please contact the membership secretary to check if places are still available. Your TPNS ticket can only be renewed by the membership secretary and not at a tackle shop. If you choose not to rejoin you may still night fish Totham Pit until the 31st March 2009.


Neil Dunn’s photos of ‘Willow’


Neil’s long awaited photos of his 37lb 9oz Mirror have arrived and we can now confirm that it is Willow appearing at her heaviest ever weight. Neil asked another angler fishing at Totham Pit to independently verify the weight, which he did, and we present photos of both sides of this tremendous fish for you to make up your own minds.

Willow caught at 33lb 12oz

Scott Prince | Willow | 33lb 12oz | 8 Nov 08 | Totham Pit

Scott Prince | Willow | 33lb 12oz | 8 Nov 08 | Totham Pit

Scott Prince let us know today that he caught Willow (obviously at Totham Pit) on the 8th November weighing in at 33lb 12oz, click on image to see full size photo. Scott has had a great first season with Maldon as he also caught Offgood in April weighing 35lb 6oz.

As mentioned below if you have any catch news please email me and I’ll endeavour to add it to the website asap. Please put “Catch News” as the subject, provide your name, venue, weight and as much information about the catch as possible and a photo too if available.

We want news of all fish caught not just large fish, did you catch a bag full, a nice sized Roach, Bream, Tench, Chub then let us know.

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