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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.

Rook Hall Netting

As part of our ongoing fishery management policy the far lake at Rook Hall was netted on Sun 31st Oct and about 100lb of silver fish were moved to the front lake, with 4 small carp moved to the middle lake.  All larger carp were returned to the far lake.  The lake was found to be very silty and difficult to net but another attempt has not been ruled out.

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Some of the silver fish netted and moved to Rook Hall front lake.

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The MAS netting team hard at work.

Next working party

The next working party will be held on Sun 21st Nov at Totham Pit to continue the trimming up of overhanging trees etc.  Work will concentrate on the wooded bank and the drop off, including the famous tiger bay swim which has become very overgrown and almost unfishable in recent seasons.

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Reece Balcombe with a recently caught Totham Pit cracker.  Casting will soon be easier in more of the swims at Totham Pit.

As Christmas approaches…

With the onset of the first heavy frost of the winter last night some of us start to think about Christmas and purchasing gifts.  Right on cue Malachy Doyle has been in touch to promote his range of unique fish prints and photo albums:

Fish Prints have 14 different variations of fish prints for sale, of which the Perch, Common Carp, Mirror Carp and two variations of Pike will be of most interest.  These are approximately 6.5 inches x 6.5 inches and they best fit into a mount of approximately 12.25 inches by 12.25 inches, a perfect size for framing as pairs or sets.

There are also two sizes of photo album that hold 7×5 photos and are embossed with a gold carp, pike or perch on the cover.

Full details along with pictures of all the prints and photo albums can be found at Fish Prints

If fine pencil drawings are more your thing check out Robs Pencil Portraits as well.

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