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Today at Slough House

Slough House Farm today, struggled for many bites fishing very light for silvers but the bites I had on maggot and 1lb hooklength were carp that smashed me up, so I stepped it up to 3lb hook length to give myself at least a chance if  I hooked another and landed this after a 20 minute battle at 16lb 14oz.


Thanks to Mark in the next swim for allowing me to use his weigh sling and cradle.

I also landed my first 3lb+ Ide from Slough House (on 1lb bottom) at 3lb 1oz.


Only 5 other fish (all Perch) to show for a pretty hard day, but I went home happy, other than having to pack up early cos the carp smashed my landing net pole.

Short session in between doing the school run

I was after a bream or two today on a short session in between school runs but ended up with this 14lb carp in great condition from Little Park, Langford, on some light gear.   Had to pack up at 2.30 if I was going to make it in time to pick the kids up from school and hooked it at exactly 2.30 so I was late.  This is the first time I’ve sent a picture in to the club. Cheers - Ian

Keepnet rules update

The following rule changes were agreed at the 7th Nov committee meeting on a trial basis:

Amended rule 5.15:  No Carp to be kept in Keepnets except in society matches (see rule 9.3) all other fish up to 5lb (approx weight) may be retained in Keepnet. All fish over 5lb (approx weight) to be weighed/returned to the water immediately.

A maximum of 30lb of fish to be kept in any one Keepnet.

Anglers are encouraged to carry more than one Keepnet.

The above rules do not apply to society rivers.

No fish to be kept in captivity for longer than 6 hours.

Any fish showing signs of distress must be released upon demand of a society bailiff.

Anglers must, upon request of a bailiff, pull in nets to clear themselves on the above rules.

The society recommends that members be in possession of a fish care product e.g. Klinik.

Keepnet may be banned temporarily on individual society waters subject to local conditions or outbreaks if waterborne disease.

 

Amended rule 9.3:  Any fish (including carp) up to 5lb (approx weight) caught during society matches can be retained in carp friendly keepnets.

Other fish must be weighed, witnessed by another angler and released immediately.

The 30lb per net rule (see rule 5.15) applies even in matches.

Any breach of the above will result in disqualification from the match.

Rod and reel lost at Slough House Farm

26th June 2018  rod loss at Slough House Farm.  Rob Rowbotham  fishing  concessionary match this week at Slough House Farm lake had his carp rod and reel pulled

in, several attempts to retrieve the tackle failed.  Anybody finding the said tackle can ring Rob on 07941675833.  Thank you – Keith.

First Coaching Day for Angling Coaching Initiative – 19th May

Our first coaching day for ACI, and what a result. The first event for our voluntary coaching for Juniors and Adults alike, and the culmination of a lot of hard work by everyone, but this was the fun part!

We had 11 learners and seven of us to teach them, on a beautiful sunny day over at a small enclosed, tree lined water, Slough House West just north of Maldon. So all the tackle we’d acquired or bought with the Sport England Grant finally got an outing and did us proud for results. Everyone caught fish from the start, with roach being the main species, there was one lovely tench, plus perch, rudd and a few gudgeon and even the odd eel too. The carp though proved elusive, even the one that was hooked proved too much for the four metre elasticated whip it was hooked with and made its escape.

We heard lovely comments about how the day went, such as from one Dad “he had a great time, he’s been bragging to everybody he caught more fish than me!”  One girl caught far more than her brother too and she delighted in reminding him of it throughout the whole time.

Everyone loved it, and are rebooking to join us again. Interested? Then join us; enrol, book in with us or let us know if you’d like to learn more. Whether you’re just starting out, or wanting to get back into fishing again now, we cater for every level of ability! Join us long-term too, we can expand your skills as far as you wish!

Our web site is https://anglingcoachinginitiative.co.uk/ and the Angling Trust now have all our events listed, go to http://www.getfishing.org.uk/?s=&region-category%5B%5D=34&event-time under Eastern England.

Chris Burt – ACI Chairman

Email:  chris@candjb.co.uk

Mobile:  07917 781299

I was after Roach but…

Kelvin Willis wrote:  This 12lb Common gave me the run around on a size 18, 3lb bottom end and an ultra light waggler rod. Thought I’d go down to see if I could get some Slough House roach on the long range light waggler, ended up with no roach, 2 bites, this carp and an ugly 3lb tench (see gallery) on single red maggot. Not quite the day I had expected but a good one nonetheless. Worryingly there were 2 Cormorants having a field day down there today.

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