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Crucian in the sun

Bailiff Simon Putnam invited a friend, Alan Godden from Romford, to join him for a days fishing at Bog Grove and I think his £8 guest ticket was well appreciated.

Alan was float fishing in the margins with sweet corn, and had a 2lb chub within minutes of setting up, followed by this 3lb 8 oz crucian then two double figure common carp.

Alan’s been almost a professional match fisherman over the years but has never had a crucian this big before. He went home a happy man.

Like a bar of solid gold!

Rock and Haul

The award for the best end of season novelty catch goes to Luke Snell who caught this 1lb rock at Totham Pit:

Luckily the fish were feeding as well and Jack Walker landed this fine 20lb 8 oz Common as part of a six fish haul:

Some of Jacks other fish from the session can be found in the gallery.

Rule Changes

The new 2011 rulebook is currently being printed.  In the meantime please note the following amendments / new rules: 

33. Bog Grove, Little Park Langford and Whitehouse Farm, cereal groundbait and boilies allowed at a maximum of 1 kilogram per fishing session.

45. Braided main lines are banned.  Leadcore is no longer banned but only shop bought ready made leaders and those made with a spliced loop are allowed.  Maximum length of home made leaders to be 1.5 metres.  Bailiffs have the right to inspect any rig to ensure that it is fish friendly in the event of the reel line breaking. 

49. The society reserves the right to refuse an application to join from anyone who is known to have been banned from another fishing club.

Please also remember, at the Head Bailiffs request: 

31. All anglers fishing for carp or pike on Society waters must be in possession of an unhooking mat.

Not the largest of carp but this low double from Howells is safely on the mat.

For the full list of rules click here

2011 Carp match dates announced

The dates for the 2011/12 season carp matches can now be found here

One of the carp to aim for in the Totham Pit carp match, Jack Walker with a fine 25lb Common.

February Work Party

The next work party will be held at Totham Pit and Bog Grove on Sun 20th Feb.  I am sure Sam will have his equipment out again for this one so its worth attending for this alone!  Please meet up at the container at 8am if you can lend a hand.

The next work party is at Totham Pit, home of Willow, caught here by Dan McElligott at 32lb.

Work is also scheduled for Slough House Farm on Sun 13th Feb (wet weather permitting) when we hope that the overgrown reedy swims (to the left of the car park) will be dug out with a digger and the car park fence will be repaired.  Please take this into account if you are planning a visit on this day.

Whitehouse Farm

Our Head Bailiff reports that some of the pot holes in Pages Lane have been filled in, its still not brilliant but 100% better than before.  The brambles around the lake will be cut some time in the next few days.
 
A first time pleasure trip by Kirk May on Sunday ended with him landing a 19lbs 8oz Linear Mirror.  Well done Kirk.
This came during a two hour session in the middle of the day.  There were five people fishing and a carp of  just under 10lbs was also landed.
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