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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

Keepnet rules update

The following rule changes were agreed at the 4th Apr committee meeting:

Fish care rule 5.15:  No carp to be kept in keepnets except in society matches.  All other fish up to 12 inches in length may be retained in a keepnet.  It is recommended that all other fish over 12 inches in length be weighed and returned immediately.  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.  The Society recommends that members be in possession of a fish care product e.g. Klinik.  Keepnets may be banned temporarily on individual Society waters subject to local conditions.  This rule does not apply to Society rivers.

Matches rule 9.3:  Fish up to 12 inches in length, including carp, caught during Society matches can be retained in carp friendly keepnets.  All fish over 12 inches in length must be weighed and returned immediately.  Rulers will be issued to all competitors to avoid confusion.  In silver fish only matches all carp over 12 inches in length will count as 1lb.

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.

Beckingham Hall update

I can now give an update on Beckingham Hall but unfortunately it is not good news.  The reason we had to close the lake was because it was put up for sale and the landowner wanted to sell the lake without sitting tenants.   This week it was confirmed that the new owner has decided not to lease Beckingham Hall back to us as he has a relative that is into fishing and is going to run it as a six man syndicate.

We owned all of the fish in Beckingham Hall and were able to remove a number of fish when our lease was terminated.  137 carp were removed and 102 went into Totham Pit, 18 into Slough House West and 17 into Slough House Farm along with 25lb+ of silvers to Slough House West.

Nice one Dennis

I love Slough House West as its a good winter water and there are some lovely fish in there! Please see enclosed pic of what I’ve called “The Woodcarving Common” as its such a beautiful creature!  I only wish I lived nearer to the MAS waters so I could spend more time on them, but for me its an average 80-100 mile round trip to visit the waters!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dennis Sherwood with his Woodcarving Common.

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