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I am pleased to confirm that Tails Up Bait will be sponsoring our carp matches this year and are also offering a 13% discount to members.

Work party at Totham Pit on Sunday 19th March

Totham Pit will be closed from 8am on Sunday 19th March (not Mothers Day) for a working party.  All members willing to help out should gather by the container at 8am.  Paul is hoping to co-ordinate some extensive trimming up and removal of underwater snags where fish are often lost.  This work is needed prior to an application of Siltex being applied to the lake to improve the water quality before the next batch of carp are stocked.  All help will be gratefully received and members who attend the working party and leave their name with Paul will accrue a 10% discount towards their 2018-19 daytime membership fee.

Lots more Howells carp in the gallery

With a big thank you to Jamie there are now several new photos of Howells carp in the gallery from the past year on our most prolific twenties venue.


Just one of several new pictures that can now be found in our gallery .

Totham Pit stocking policy

A few members have asked now that we have a new ten year lease on Totham Pit what our stocking policy is.  Based on previous experience we are proceeding cautiously and with this in mind we have moved two dozen carp from Bog Grove to Totham Pit with the owners consent to monitor how they fare next spring.  If all goes well we have purchased thirty carp averaging low doubles to stock into Totham Pit next autumn.  These are a good strain of fish that have grown to 25lb+ in some of our other waters so hopefully they will do likewise in Totham Pit.

Howells carp match result

Our annual carp match was held at Howells over the weekend of 24th-25th Sep.  7 anglers fished and 17 fish were caught for a combined weight of 259lb.

1st place and retaining his title was Graham Surridge with 5 fish for 93lb 14oz.

2nd was Tony Hayden with 6 fish for 59lb 4oz

Winner of the Alan Hare Cup for the biggest fish caught in the competition was Shaun Birnie with a Common of 27lb 10oz, the same fish that won it last year – Breeze Block.

Thanks go to our sponsors Specimen Carp Baits for their bait prize donations.

The average size of carp caught was 15lb 3oz and £70 was raised for the carp stock fund.

MAS garments make the perfect Christmas gifts

If you are wondering what to buy the Maldon AS member in your life don’t forget that we have a number of hoodies, hats, caps and shirts in stock in various sizes.  Please contact Denise or Paul on 01621 857427 if you would like to make a purchase.


We can’t be certain if wearing a MAS hoodie helped Graham Surridge catch the heaviest weight of carp in the Howells carp match final two years running but we can’t rule it out either!

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