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Wire trace for dead fish baits rule amendment

Following a sensible request from one of our members the committee have agreed to waive the compulsory wire trace for dead fish baits rule (7.5 page 12 of rulebook) on waters known not to contain any pike.  This is with immediate effect so with the exception of Totham Pit, Little London and Heron Hall you can now cast out a dead fish bait without using a wire trace.

No stillwater close season for pike

Members are reminded that we do not have a close season for pike on our stillwaters (as far as we know only Totham Pit, Little London and Heron Hall contain pike in any significant numbers).

Fishing tackle found at Heron Hall

Some bivvy support legs were recently found by Mr Sid Klimcke whilst fishing at Heron Hall. If you have lost these please ring him on 01621 869458. 

Sent in by Peter Harden, bailiff for this water.

Senior club match moved from Heron Hall to Slough House Farm on Sun 23rd Sep

Our new match secretary Tim Claydon has consulted his match anglers and after analysing their vote has moved the next senior club match on Sunday 23rd September from Heron Hall to Slough House Farm.  This will be a silvers only match.  The draw will be at 8.30am with fishing from 10am til 3pm.  A notice is on display at Slough House notifying members that the lake will now be closed to non competitors from 6.30am to 4pm on Sun 23rd Sep.  Heron Hall will now remain open to members all day.
 
Slough House Farm is full of silver fish.

Presidents Match

Please note that both Beckingham Hall and Heron Hall will be closed from 6.30am on Sat 11th Aug for the Presidents trophy match as the draw is at 8.30am and not at 12.30pm as stated in the rulebook.  The committee versus members match will start at 10am and finish at 3pm with both venues re-opening to members from 4pm, four hours earlier than originally stated.

Heron Hall – now re-opening to members on Saturday long before the sun sets.

Accessibility of venues

A potential new member recently asked about ease of access from car to swim around our waters and I thought I would share my reply:

In terms of accessibility we can split our venues into 3 categories:
 

Very good – you can park in at least one swim: 

Howells (1 swim)
Little London (1 swim)
Little Park Main Lake (3 swims) 

Good - the nearest swim is a short walk (10 yards or less): 

Beckingham Hall (if parked by pump house)
Bog Grove
Brick Kiln Pond
Chelmer & Blackwater Canal (Heybridge Tesco stretch only)
Little Park Top Lake
New Hall
Railway Pond (but its too weedy for you to want to fish there)
Rook Hall 1
Slough House Farm
Totham Pit
Whitehouse Farm 

Poor – a lengthy walk to the first swim:

Heron Hall
Rook Hall 2 & 3
River Blackwater
The rest of the Chelmer & Blackwater Canal

Little Park scores highly on accessibility.

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