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Ben banks his first surface caught carp

This was for a coarse / carp session at Heron Hall. Thunderstorms went around us, had a couple of showers but nothing scary.  Ben lost a carp on the bottom mid afternoon, had loads of rudd, ide, some tench and a small common and mirror. Then around 7 o’clock I broke out the floater gear. Loads taking off top, managed to nick a 13lb 4oz mirror and then Ben had a 10lb 8oz mirror and lost another one short of the net.  Guess what, he wants to do more floater fishing now.


First floater fished carp banked for Ben !!


Mixed bags of bits for a few hours before the floater fishing commenced.  
Please note appropriate use of the unhooking mat to prevent damage to any of our stock.

The end of the season fast approaches

Just a reminder that all 2016-17 memberships expire at midnight this Friday 31st March.  As requested by the committee renewal forms for 2017-18 have not been automatically posted out to all members this year which has saved the society several hundred pounds on printing and postage which has already been re-invested in fish stocks (more ide have been purchased and stocked into Rook Hall, Slough House West and Heron Hall), Siltex to improve the water quality at Totham Pit and upgraded portaloos for Howells and Slough House Farm.  The renewal form has been emailed to all members who gave us their email address and posted out to anyone who supplied two stamped self addressed envelopes to the membership secretary when they joined.  You can also print off a copy of the renewal form here or from the membership renewal page.  If you do not have access to a printer simply send your membership card, cheque and stamped sae(s) to the membership secretary or take along your card and payment to one of our three agents (JP Tackle, Angling Essentials or Specimen Angling).

Any unsold Howells night permits are now available to members on the waiting list on a first come first serve basis. Availability can be checked on the Night Permits tab above.

Bailiff Ian Thoirs with a fine 27lb 8oz Mirror from Howells.

Brian Webber’s mixed bag

This was my second place concessionary match bag from Slough House Farm beaten by an excellent 21lb carp by Jack Morley.

Brian’s bag – just pipped to top spot by a carp.

Fly fishing for carp

One of our day ticket bailiffs, Iain Fraser, is a qualified fly fishing instructor.  If you have ever wondered what it would be like to fly fish for carp (or maybe Rudd or Ide for that matter) and fancy learning how to do it check out Iain’s website flyfishingwithfraser website.

Ben bags up at Heron Hall

Our Treasurer took his son Ben fishing at Heron Hall on Monday and they enjoyed a great days sport catching upwards of 25lb of small carp, tench, roach and ide.

Simon’s own account can be found on our (fairly) new Facebook page.

Ide stocking with more fish to follow

5000 ide  have now been stocked, 1000 into each of Slough House Farm, Whitehouse Farm, Bog Grove, Heron Hall and Rook Hall.  2500 skimmers are also on order for Rook Hall and Heron Hall.  If all goes to plan, and water levels do not drop too far in the predicted drought, another 1000 tench for Whitehouse Farm will follow in June.

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